Status of the Companions and their Sacrifices
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We praise Allah subhanho wa Taala we send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his entire household all his companions, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to bless every single one of them, for indeed they have struggled and they have striven they have, at a time when it was needed most. In order to preserve protect the deen and to convey it in such a way that today it has got to ask May Allah bless us all and those in the chain who brought the dean down to us and May Allah subhanahu wa taala use us to convey this Deen in a beautiful way to the next generations in a way that when they pray, they will pray for us to May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all
forgiveness and goodness. And may He bless every single one of us, and may He bless our offspring to come up to the Day of Judgment. May He grant them steadfastness. And as to I mean, my brothers and sisters, the companions of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they were known as a habit to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam they will not known as his friends or colleagues, they were not known as acquaintances, they were known as companions, because companionship is very different. It is a much more intimate relation with a lot of respect, and with much more in terms of learning and with a greater impact than a person who is perhaps a mere accomplice or perhaps an acquaintance.
A person who is a friend sometimes can
have a negative impact on his friend and this is why we are taught your former ob Sally Lea Salonga hadoken Manu Fallon, a person is known by the friends he or she keeps. So each one of you should be careful whom you befriend, watch out who your friends are, their habits brush off onto yours. And if you are the stronger of the two years we'll brush off on to whoever it is May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us positive friends who have a positive impact on those who are our own friends. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala let them have a positive impact on us too. But going to companionship, one who has spent some time with Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam as a believer, and died as a
believer, without having disbelieved in between amazing. This is a companion of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam Do you know that the moment that they spent with Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the moment they saw him,
they earned a rank whereby whenever we mentioned their name, it would be disrespectful not to add up the Allahu anhu to that name, no matter what has happened thereafter, because we do know that there have been a few disputes and disagreements amongst some of the Sahaba Viola and boom, but for us, they are known as
May Allah peace be upon them, may Allah be happy with him, may Allah be pleased with them, may he be pleased with us to I mean,
this is the respect that we show that category of people who are chosen by Allah subhanho wa Taala as the best to tread this earth after the prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So if I were to ask you a simple question, Who is the best to tread this earth ever? The correct answer would be Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam without a speck of doubt. We believe in that.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the ability to understand the seriousness of that statement.
And then if I were to ask you and after him, we would have to say the prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And after them, the companions of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the top of them being Abu Bakr Siddiq of the Allahu anhu, whose name was Abdullah Ebner, as men of the Allah and this was his name and he was known fondly as Abu Bakar that is a kuhnian Abu Bakr radi Allahu Allah. But if you were to know his proper name, as he was named by his parents, he was known as Abdullah and his father was also known as Abu hanifa. And he was his name was this man. So Abdullah hypnobirth Man, that was the name of abubaker acidic or the Allahu Akbar lumen Masha Allah, Abaddon ambia. Without a
doubt, he was the best of the lot, who tread this earth after the prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So don't let anyone confused you. Today we have scholars of Islam in our midst. And the reality is, there is some form of an agenda to tarnish the images of the scholars of the deen so that we who are following we become lost sheep who don't know where to go. This is something dangerous when we lack leadership when we become a lost flock because we don't have the leadership. But the reality is when we have the leadership and people are tarnishing the image of those who are supposed to be leading us in a way that we become so disrespectful with them, that we do not want to
hear anything they have to say who will then lead us besides the wolf himself.
This is a very important point. And for this reason, it is disrespectful not to say to your loved one, no matter what had happened.
And this is why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam makes it clear, he says his hobby for Levine FC via de la
Marbella gamuda him Well, honestly, don't you dare speak ill about any one of my companions For indeed, if you were to spend the mount or shrubs wait worth of gold in the path of Allah, it would not be equivalent to even one hand four or half a handful of what they had spent, because at that time, it was much more needed. It was a totally different situation. It was right at the beginning, when we would we would turn the iron was hot and you know, the molding was done at that particular time. We're lucky if we go through the sacrifices of those companions, we will come to learn that had it not been for that sacrifice today, we would not be seated in our 1000s in this beautiful
house of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
So don't they deserve some form of credit and respect? Don't we deserve to be silent regarding some of the disputes that may have taken place between them? Sometimes we hear of the disputes between where are we
a loved one and the children of Allah, Allah, Allahu anhu melas peace and blessings be upon all of them. And we become big judges and big champions in that and we start saying this man was pressed, and that man was this and this one was the other one yet more out of the law. One was one of those who also was selected to write part of the ye part of the revelation. So once we start swearing and cursing him, what will happen we begin to doubt revelation our will to be loved. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from the devil and from his plan. So it is extremely important for us to know the reasoning behind Allah subhanho wa Taala instruction to us to respect the companions of
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. One of these reasons is because your entire Deen has come through them. They have sacrificed if we are to discount their efforts and disrespect them, we begin to lose respect for the deen itself.
Some people begin begin to curse, the status of the young companions of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam, such as Abu hurayrah.
And they begin to issue remarks that are very derogatory by saying Oh, he was only with Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam for a very short period of time, how can he have narrated so many ideas? Allah grants Baraka to whomsoever He wishes, sometimes the youngest from amongst us has memorized the Quran much stronger than the older ones from amongst us. It is the choice of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Some of our children have made a greater effort in learning the deen and some of the older ones and sometimes it's the blessings given by Allah the ability given by Allah subhanho wa Taala. So when we say Abu hurayrah, Allah one, we need to know that his proper name was Abdul Rahman Ibn
Osaka. And we also need to know that we will say, Allah and and we also need to know that the bulk of the Hadeeth and the savings and the life of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came via that particular companion, when Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had made a draft for him. And when he was a person who really made a great effort in conveying the message of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, so don't let allow, don't let anyone allow you. Or do not let anyone con you into believing that we are allowed to speak bad about this companion and that one and this one, because if that is the case, we lose the value of the deen and this is why when it comes to automotive news,
over the long run, we find some people bad mouthing him now. Whereas the hadith of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Do you know what he says? He says, If Omar
was walking down a certain galley or alley shavon would never walk down the same galley or alley, but he would walk down a different one.
And another narration says that if they were to be a messenger after Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam perhaps it would have been the likes of Omar.
And the reason is, many times, he uttered statements in his life, which were later confirmed by the revelation
of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Sometimes he uttered certain words. And he when he was asked for advice, sometimes he gave certain advice, and later on the Quran came to confirm the opinion of the law. And now Allah subhanho wa Taala, peace and blessings be upon all of them. My brothers and sisters, what a powerful topic, what powerful people, we have no standing in front of them, we are only known because we have taken from their teachings. Today, if we were to remove the teachings of the companions of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam we would have no Quran in our midst, we would have nothing to talk about, we wouldn't even be gathered here you would not even know me, nor would I
have an inclination of who you were Subhana Allah, but it is because of their sacrifice. And Allah having chosen them, that the message has come down, let us look at some of what they have done.
Let me start off with a certain men, great men, a noble man, a man who was downtrodden before he accepted Islam. And after he accepted Islam, he was one of those who called towards salah and he received the reward of everyone who had Salah after the call, and this is why Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says
he was suffering from Allah May. Allah is
amazing if people knew the value of the call towards prayer, and of the first the first row when it comes to prayer, and they had to they would get there by any and every means, even if it meant that they had to draw a lot in order to decide who's going to be there. They would have done that. One narration says when? Muna Murphy gdls tobacco la una muffuletta mature super lotto Houma La La
They knew the value and the reward of the night prayer, the late night prayer and the early morning prayer, they would come to it even if it meant crawling, love Akbar, Allahu Akbar. Imagine today we've lost value of when you see him. When you think oh, by the way, this is the more I've been calling out to Adam. In some countries, they call him with a derogatory term because they say this is the more I've been, whereas the hadith of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, the most conspicuous people on the Day of Judgment shall be those who called out the Adhan, and those who did so constantly and continuously May Allah subhanahu wa taala, bless us and accept us. So here is Bill
Ali Baba, he was an embassy mean slave, dark man from Africa, who had no value before Islam. He was owned by
one of the elites of polish and he was Mel treated so badly. But when Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his message was brought forth to him immediately he accepted the message. And he faced challenges. And he faced persecution as a result, but he never gave in.
Never caved. Not once. He continued whilst he was being dragged through the hot desert sand and through the rocks that were placed on his own chest. In the heat of the day, he kept on saying, I hadn't I had, I hadn't I had, I only believe in one, Allah, I will worship only my maker, one alone, no one else and they will punish him. They told him, You just remain silent, and we will stop. He chose not even to be silent. I will continue with what I'm saying why this went down in history, and the lesson has come to us. And from this, it is the test of Allah that anyone who turns to the dean shall be challenged somehow by those who don't want him or her there, whether it is a family member,
community member or anyone else. If you want to come closer to Allah, it will not be free, it will not be cheap. It will be at a payment a payment of what some form of a sacrifice. Some of us are lucky we are born muslimeen there is still a sacrifice in order to get up for Salah.
Are you ready to make that sacrifice? Nobody is putting some hot rock on your chest and dragging you through the hot desert send which perhaps is more than 6070 degrees to say the least. Which is burning you they are only saying just get Allah
Subhana Allah the same color who was the original color of the land sacrificed in a bigger way? Why don't you just listen to that same call Asana
I'm sure we've heard that so many times. But what happens?
The difficulty is those who have made the clock have created a button known as snooze.
snooze is the disaster. You want to snooze, you lose luck, but remember that if you snooze you lose. So don't snooze it, put your clock far away, let it ring as loud as possible. So you and the whole household gets up and when you get up you have to walk a distance of a few meters before you turn off the clock and Subhanallah if you want to behave in an even better manner and an example for the rest of your family, let the clock keep ringing until you have completed your will do then go and turn it off. So panela I hope we don't create disasters in our own homes where people say need to sleep la kabara We are muslimeen Allah subhanho wa Taala help us to learn from the sacrifice of the
Sahaba Why do you think we are talking about it this afternoon? One of the main reasons is for us to grow lesson for us to understand and realize that what is being asked of us is nothing compared to what was asked of them.
Take a look at Abu Bakr Siddiq are the Allahu anhu coming up with 100% of whatever he owned when it came to the expedition of taboo. And what did he do? He didn't even bat an eyelid they asked him what have you left behind? He says I've left Allah subhanho wa Taala if I were to ask you, my brothers 100% of what you own, let's give it for for the sake of the deen you know what might happen? You will find the fault with the cause that you are trying to be called towards giving to and you will say but that guy is a little bit shady there is no transparency in that organization. And this is happening you know this something why because we don't want to give Allahu Akbar
sometimes shavon comes to us to say, don't give but you are not even being asked of 10% you are being asked two and a half percent not of your wealth, but of the worlds that Allah has given you.
And we still feel like we want to hold back and sometimes we have enough for generations to live by. Yet we cannot even give the generation that is needed.
You know, now that is in desperate need of something Allah has given me with those people Allah says linfoot ah hygena levena
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de PUE. I will translate that starting from the end of the verse where Allah says, those are the truthful ones. Those are the ones who are truthful, who is truthful. Imagine when Allah is saying you are true to your Eman. Allah is saying that you are true to your claim of belief. It means he has tested you through and through and you have passed the test Allahu Akbar.
So what type of people were these? Allah says those were the truthful, who are the truthful? Those who believed in Allah. They were poor because they were driven out of their homes only because they accepted the deen and they did not embrace the worldly material items that were being taken away from them as a result, but rather they embraced the deen they embraced Allah and His messenger. When they were driven out. They left with their Deen, they went elsewhere. And Allah says they were the truthful when they said, a shadow Allah ilaha illallah wa shadow ana Muhammadan Rasulullah. Immediately. They meant it completely from the bottom of their hearts. They lived by it, and they
sacrificed for it in a very big way. What are we ready to sacrifice?
Allah says those who are Mahajan, even those who are driven out of Makkah, who had driven out of their own homes, and they were driven out of where their wealth was, the wealth was usurped from them
solely to the pleasure of Allah. They are looking forward to the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala, the happiness of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And in order to help Allah and His Messenger meaning for the cause of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and the messenger, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Allah says, those are the truthful Mahajan they came through today, if we were to tell you here, that they are maybe four or 5000 people, and they are another four or 5000 people outside each one of us needs to take one to our home and look after them for another 10 years.
What would happen, it would need a heart made of gold.
To do that, it would need a heart made of gold we cannot get along with our own parents anymore. Your wife and husband whom Allah has selected for you, you've had children together, you're not ready to live together.
So what about a strange person who comes from outside it needs a golden heart. And this is why to solve your crises in your families and amongst your families and between husband and wife, children, parents and so on. You need a golden heart without that golden heart which has in it the belief in Allah you're going to solve no problems.
But those people What did they do some kind of law Take a look. Allah says one levena turbo
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problems because we are selfish. We want things for ourselves. If I don't get that post, I am going to continue fighting whoever gets onto the posts. That's how we look at things. If I am not selected or elected, I am going to fight the person who is selected or elected while only one person has to be selected or in
And for your information, the rest of us need to acknowledge that that's what happens. Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. And we become selfish. And we don't learn from the companions of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, their hearts made of gold. Let me give you an example. Subhana Allah, they were told
the answer, we're told the people of Madina munawwara, that these are your brothers that have come to you from Makkah. They were wealthy, they were people who own the lot at the moment, they have nothing because everything was used by the kuffaar of Quraysh. And what would like what we would like you to do on Saturday, you will open your doors, each one will take one we will decide who will come with each one of you. And they were so happy, they happily took through these people, the those who are known as muhajir, even if it was in our time, they would be known as refugees, refugees.
And perhaps we would have put little tents outside Medina, to say that is the camp, let us go and keep them there until the problem is solved. And they would have stayed there for years on end. But Islam says that was not the solution. The solution was something else, embrace them. They are your brothers. The only thing is Allah chose different parents for them.
What is the link between me and you? We are the same. We are human beings? Don't you have two eyes? Well, I do too. Don't you have five fingers on each hand while I do to Subhana Allah? What is the difference? Allah chose different parents for me, and different for you. You did not choose Allah chose Why were these parents chosen so that you and I can have a sense of belonging so that at least we can live a life having someone around us to take care of us and having been people who can interact with others on different levels. One of the reasons why we have family, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the understanding. So take a look at these unsolved what they did, half of the
was shared with these people as inheritance. If one person had to die today, we have a problem giving out that inheritance. According to the law of Allah to our own family members, we've got an issue Subhanallah how many times we have people who come about and say, Chef, is there no way that I can block this one son of mine from inheriting because he has never helped me. And you look at him, and you say there are no loopholes in the Sharia nothing. No loopholes, you cannot do that. Maybe when you die, he will make the draft for you. We've seen it happening. Sometimes when a person dies, those who are good to him in his life, they took the money and they went, and the one who was not so
good. He realized at that point, Whoa, that was my dad. And he starts making do it in a way that there is greater benefit from that one yet the father who passed away would never have known better.
So don't underestimate the value. Those people were ready to give strangers who was brother and brother and of this in the dean, those people were ready to give them half of the wealth. They were ready to give them a share of the wealth of inheritance. But Subhan Allah with us, we are so weak, we don't even know and we don't even want to know the laws of inheritance, let alone follow them.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala strengthen us. So now we have Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, what a powerful leader, the most powerful leader ever in existence, Subhana Allah and look at how the solution of these matters was so simple, so easy, yet, they required a great sacrifice. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, those are the successful who are the successful those who can protect themselves from their own selfishness. And what we would term stinginess, miserliness. If you amazingly you won't be successful. Remember that my brothers and sisters,
if you have the selfish attitude, you will not be successful. Maybe as an individual you might see a little bit, but remember, we live on a globe, holistically we have a responsibility towards every other human being and all the other creatures of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
the matter was sorted, so much so that some of the companions had even offered to give much more than just half of the wealth. But those who had come from Makkah, were not lazy. They do work very hard, and in no time, they saw wealth. So it was not a burden. In no time. They became wealthy once again. Look at Abdul Rahman. He was a Mahajan. He was a person who came from Mecca. But what happened is, when he worked so hard, he became so wealthy that he was known as one of the wealthiest of the Sahaba. Take a look at
what the powerful men he gave so much towards the expedition.
of taboo, he is the one who purchased the well known as bitter as men to this day.
There is a Watson Madina, munawwara by the name of man isn't a fan of your loved one to this day. Did you know that? And it has in it millions and billions. And there is a bank account with the name of man of me as founder of the law and to this day, because Allah granted that endowment, great acceptance. To this day, some of the hotels you might stay at, did you ever know that that was actually an endowment at the time made of a little garden of dates by a man of me a fan? And as he passed hands over the years, did you know that they kept it as his because it was an endowment. So today, we are reaping directly from the financial economic benefits that were thought out by the
will of Allah by these beautiful, powerful people who are far sighted who are concerned about myself and yourselves a long, long time ago, and we don't even know that with us. Sometimes we are told to donate towards a Masjid or a good cause. And we find ourselves thinking Well, there are a lot of wealthy people who go to that must get there is no point for me to give my five ring gate in the box, Allahu Akbar, may be the blessing you will achieve by wondering is that you put in the box will perhaps sought your whole life out.
But we don't know shaytan makes us selfish. What is it? May Allah subhanho wa Taala use us towards the right course. Now Allah subhanahu wa taala use us to serve the correct course I mean,
so Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam at the very beginning. Imagine when he came down, after what was known as the extra analogy. You know, the Mirage when Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam was taken up to the seven heavens in person, not just installed in person, he was taken up to the seven heavens. And when he returned, the the people of Quraysh tried to make a mockery of him. So they went around saying Do you believe this man? He said, he's been up to the seven heavens bacon Madison back in one night in a short period of time. Do you know what was the answer of
this is when he became known as acidic according to some narrations. This is when he became known as acidic.
The truthful and the one who believed completely and immediately when they told him Is this possible? Initially, he said, No, it's not possible. They said, Well, your companion, your friend, the man who you say is the messenger, he claimed it. So immediately, Abubakar Rolando says Well, if he claimed it, then yes, it is true. Not only is it possible, it happened. So
imagine, no doubt, nothing at all. Today we read verses of the Quran, and the Muslim in adulting are also Beloved, look at where we are. We are talking of verses of Revelation. And Muslims say I'm sure there must be something different there. You know. So Allah is telling you a lie, he himself is informing you, you have a problem. This is why we will not chosen to have
the last time I spoke to one brother who was smoking like a chimney. And believe me, everyone agrees smoking is a bad habit. Brother quit. He says, Who are you?
I said, the Quran says voila, Kobe De Luca.
In Allah, how can I become rahima? Do not use your own hands to destroy your own selves. And do not kill yourselves for Indeed, Allah is most merciful upon you. So this is a way of harming yourself. Do you know what I'm saying? He gave me. He said, Well, you stop breathing. I told him what do you mean? He says, If you breathe oxygen 70 years later, you die.
It took me a second to figure that out. But I was shocked. He said, What's the statement? So he's saying oxygen also contaminates your system? stop breathing. Imagine the answer. I said, My beloved brother, we are saying it out of love. I know today we have so many people who might be smoking, but I'm still saying it with that amount of love to say my brother, I have bad habits. May Allah make me quit them. But that doesn't mean we must embrace the other bad habits. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala help you to quit. While law he looked at the Sahaba of the Allahu anhu as soon as Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. After the statement, they immediately surrendered to it. I want to give
you one example. There was a messenger who came in Madina munawwara and he just made an announcement Allah.
He says Behold
this intoxicating drink has been made prohibited
What did they say? They spat it out of their mouths. In some instances, they threw down whatever they had
the drums that were filled with the alcohol. If it was asked, you would have probably said my neighbors are non Muslim, let me quickly sell this champion to him before I actually stopped from today. Because I don't want to incur the loss. What they did know. That is why they were Sahaba of the Allahu anhu. They dropped it, they blocked it, they stopped it, they threw it away, and they said never again. I think our first point of stock would be, this guy is lying.
If someone just came and made a big announcement, the first thing we would think is this man is telling a lie. Let's go and find out and we would dilly dally in finding out being worried whether it would actually be true or not. And the day we actually find out only Allah knows what we would have done. So this is why the narration says Allah subhanho wa Taala chose the messengers.
Allah chose the messengers from all the souls he selected the best of souls, he selected the best of souls Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. and thereafter, the messengers, and thereafter, the best of them after that, were those of the companions of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
who's of the companions why they were prepared to surrender to what was uttered, so that when it was enshrined as law of Islam, it came down to us had they disputed it at the time, it would never have come down to us. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless them, and May He grant them an absolute reward. Another thing, take a look at the Sahaba of the Allahu anhu not one of them called towards his or her own worship, not a single one, not even one. If you take a look at Abu Bakr Siddiq robiola one he is known as the first of the Salif. Did he ever say, I want you to bow down to me when you enter my palace? Did he even have a palace? That's a question Did he ever say that I need you to worship
me because I will take you to Allah? Did he ever say that? Yet he was from amongst the 10 names of those who were told in the world that you are going to paradise without a doubt
Subhana Allah it did not make him arrogant, humble shaytan comes to us just because I have Mashallah a little bit of a beard and perhaps a few people respect me and so on. So I must walk in such a way that you know, I'm a big boss, and everyone else is by the way, you know, you have to worship me, I will take you to paradise. Villa May Allah safeguard me from those type of thoughts and all of us. Remember, I am just like you trying to convey the message no matter how powerful you may think the person in front of you is, that is besides the point we all go into the same grave. And we are all in desperate need of the mercy of Allah and we would all like paradise May Allah unite us in Jannah
Abu Bakr Siddiq Ravi Allahu anhu, one of the most ruble persons ever one of the most humble people in existence. Omar, Allah when I give you an example of his sacrifice, do you know if you were to sit with a map of the world today and put a pencil mark around the countries that were ruled by Omar Allahu anhu, you would count 35 countries of today.
He ruled that whole region, the whole area, and yet he was found sleeping under a tree. bodyguards. Not one. Nothing. What happened? They said Oh, my
for delta for aminta.
you're the ruler, you rule. So you were just because of your justice you felt so secure. And because of that security, you slipped under the tree? Nobody goes. can that happen? May Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard us. Today's small people have to move with bodyguards let alone big big people that we can excuse to Mashallah small man. I know of some countries
where any businessman the moment the minute he's earned his first million first thing he has his bodyguard, why he just wants to walk with someone who has an earpiece, that's all my brother, that's a fake Bluetooth that they working with Allahu Akbar. If you want I can give you 10 pieces of those. It does not increase your value in the eyes of Allah, humble yourself down.
Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us humility. Learn from the Sahaba de la Mantovani, la hirahara Allahu LA. whoever humbles himself down for the sake of Allah. Allah raises his status. You weren't raising rent, humble yourself. Go mix with grace.
roots and see what happens. Do it for the sake of Allah, not for name and fame and pomp and glory, do it for the sake of Allah and see what happens. If it comes as a result Alhamdulillah where Allah has granted you acceptance that's the will of Allah Subhana Allah if we do not learn from the sacrifice of the Sahaba
Believe me, we have nothing in comparison to what they have even the wealthiest from amongst us. I think we do not equate the wealthiest from amongst them.
Take a look at Abdul Rahman ignore the Allah when they say he had hundreds of 1000s if not going on to the millions of Durham's into nannies, meaning gold coins, silver coins and all that. It kept him in the first stuffing Salah it kept him in the first row in salah and not today's type of software. When I read in the first stuff, I think right guys, I made it here into the first set you guys in the second Just checking. You did not make it immediately after Salam or aleikum wa rahmatullah salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah you see the guys in the first of looking back.
Why, who came late?
Why are you looking back, you know, your Salaam is supposed to be just thrown to the shoulder, not all the way to the back
to see what's going on and who came late. Allahu Akbar, Worry about yourself, spread the good message to the others and let them come forth at their pace by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Those companions, they were so worried when they fulfill their Salah they were worried about the amount of concentration they had in Salah we are not even worried about whether we read the Salah or not. You see the difference
when people become regular with their Salah, they are then worried about the the quality of that Salah. But with us we're still struggling to become regular with the Salah. But can I tell you what, at least start with that. At least start with that be regular, be regular with your Pharaoh, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, what a great example he was for his own companions, and for all of us. You know the power that Allah has blessed him with the spiritual power
and the physical power.
And the power of his companionship was such that just by looking at him with the correct heart, for a moment in your life,
you were transformed completely, totally transformed. You know, Abdullah Abu salam, Allah when he was a Jewish rabbi, and he was one of the companions of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam later on, he has studied the Jewish scriptures. And you know what he did? He shifted right to what was known as yesterday, but the time because the description of the area, fitted the description in their books as to the place where the final messenger will be coming. And he waited and he continued in one day, he heard about this man and he saw a crowd of people and he went to see who the man was. later on. He says one law he, as soon as I saw the face of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in
the midst of the people. I knew that this is not the face of a liar.
I knew that this is not the face of the liar. And I heard him say you
have to Salama
parama was our hammer. Was
that Hulu janitor of the combi salon? Wow. Oh people spread the salon. The term Salaam is a broad term it means spread peace. It also means greet people sincerely with sincerity properly, spread peace, and feed the people. Both the poor as well as perhaps relatives and the others feed. Learn to share what you have with others.
And fulfill your family relations and your ties of kinship with the others.
And find yourself in prayer in the darkness of the night when everyone else is asleep. And that is how you will enter the paradise with great ease and peace of your arm. Subhana Allah and he says, I went to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and I declared my faith immediately. He did not think you know what, I'm a big man in a big position or Rabbi whether it is looked up to by so many people in today's world, we might think you know, I'm a big CEO of a huge company. If I correct myself, what is going to happen to my position, what is going to happen to my people, what is going to happen to the respect that I have, sometimes you have people whom Allah has tested, they have passed
We have sisters in a powerful position. And they choose to turn to Allah at least by their dress code.
And we're lucky if they are from amongst those who are ready to face the challenge of that. By the will of Allah Allah has seen them, he will grant them paradise perhaps just by that little deed. Allah knows your struggle my system. Allah knows how much people have laughed at you. And Allah knows how you might have lost your worldly position just because you wanted to get closer to Allah. Remember when you die, they will forget you anyway. How many of us can remember a person who lived 400 years ago, 200 years ago in your own family? Do you know the names? Very few would be able you might have to go back and look at lineage family tree. Let's look at it so Allah and then you might
know a name. So people will not know you at all. It will be you and your deeds. The Sahaba prepared for that. They will not worried they lost their wealth. They lost their family members. Musab if normal man was a man who was smelt before he was seen as a youngster. When he grew up. He grew up in luxury in the comfort of the home. He was one of the children of the nobleman meaning a person who was wealthy, he had absolutely nothing to worry about. But when he declared wash, Muhammad and Abu rasuluh, his own family took away whatever he had everything, so much so that the Sahaba
wept at his point of death at the Battle of Oxford, and they said this was a man we remember him wearing the best of clothing and being a person who seemed had actually such a fragrance that it was smelled before we saw him What a powerful person he was. Today he has died a martyr in the cause. There is not even enough cloth to cover him.
So they sacrifice they've been through worse than what any one of us could ever dream of going through. Are we ready? Now Allah subhanho wa Taala Huskies? Are we ready to do what? sacrifice a little bit to become better people to become closer to Allah so that when I die, I know that the world can forget me. Allah will never forget me. But if we forget Allah, Allah says we will ensure that we forget you listen to what Allah says.
To him, la Cava, they forgot Allah. So Allah uses the word, fantasy at home so Allah has forgotten them a lot less than you guys do what you want go today, you can carry on now Allah subhanho wa Taala no do that to us. But this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
Whoever comes close to Allah, Allah comes closer to him. Whoever wants to serve the cause of Allah, Allah says we will serve their cause as well. And lo will help you when you are in need. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us. My brothers and sisters, these companions were the ones who struggled and sacrificed. Look at this man, if not a fan of the law when a leader of note a man whom Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, I am shy of this man, meaning he has such a high level. He was the son in law of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam not just one daughter. But when the daughter passed away, the other daughter, I want to say something just for us to take heed.
Today when someone marries your daughter, Mashallah, he will respect you and so on. I hope that we are still living in that type of a generation shala that they respect you, you respect them and so on. Sometimes there comes a time when you just say I shouldn't even have given my daughter. Imagine if your daughter had to die May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all a good death. What would happen in today's world, you would need to be a really golden person for the same man to offer you the other daughter, Allahu Akbar, to say Hang on, one didn't work meaning one passed away but we know your credentials are so high. We are happy for you if you would like to take the other daughter at
this stage now to bring two daughters together in Islam is not allowed as in if you are marrying them both at the same time. You only allowed one of the two sisters, you're not allowed to I hope you know that Allah says
Tajima, obeying an oath to any other side of it is prohibited to bring together two sisters in marriage in a polygamous relation. If you have more than one wife. They should not be sisters. Remember that.
But in this case where someone has passed away, and the sister is now being brought in, and all the parties are happy, I must pause there for a moment to remind you that forcing someone into marriage is haram. To force someone into marriage is prohibited in Islam. Remember that whether it is your daughter or your son or anyone else there is no forcing in Islam.
You cannot force someone to marry a person. No, remember this. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us and our offspring. But the point being raised is the credentials of man of near fun. He was known as blue rain because he was married to two daughters of mozzarella Salaam. He had the two points of new
Allah subhanho wa Taala grandmas goodness, look at
the mountain of a man,
a cousin of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the son in law at the same time.
I sit and I think he mentioned your cousin wants to marry your daughter what would happen?
Now law protect us guns and ease of understanding. Think of it for a moment, a cousin, first cousin
and the son in law at the same time. Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a lesson. It was the credentials the man We are not saying do or don't we are only saying learn the lesson. Today we reject people who are good solely because they belong to a different tribe or a different race. And we reject them because they are good. We rejected them based on tribe and race, not understanding that Subhana Allah that is very far from the teachings of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
Allah bless us.
What a great man yet look at the relationship he had with Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his cousin such that he was ready to give his life what happened at the point of drought. Do you know what happened? The betting of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam who have taken that bedding yet? They were planning to murder him and
immediately said no, don't worry, I will be there. No problem. So there was a decoy that was planned and olive Nabi tala, the Allahu anhu was there. They risked their lives but can I take it a step ahead? Not only risked their lives.
He gave up their lives. Hamza have napton muttalib. Take a look at this man, the uncle of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Can I quickly inform you of how he accepted Islam? Once he had gone out hunting and Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the vicinity of the Kaaba was shown and beaten by a Buddha who was an enemy of Islam, also a relative of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And what happened is, when Hamza came back, someone told him, one of the maids, I told him that you know, what happened to your nephew? This is what happened. He said, What? He took his bow, you know, they have a bow and an arrow hunting. He took his bow
and he went first to Abu Jamal, and he made the famous declaration as to what honor Allah Dini Akuma cool. Are you insulting this nephew of mine when I handed him now why is he saying I because he was known as a powerful speaker. Nobody dare take his name.
He was the owner of his time. Remember Omar
accepted Islam after Hamza
so what had happened is this man Hamza one of the alone, when he declared that I belonged to the fate of my own nephew, how dare you touch him?
After that, he made sure that he protected that nephew of his as best as he could. sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam, from the Allahu anhu. So much so that when it came to the Battle of
local May, Allah subhanho wa Taala, grant us ease and goodness, the Battle of better. Do you know there were 313 people who took part in that battle. And after the battle, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
one stage in Madina, munawwara when one of the companions wanted to
admonish one of those who took part in the Battle of
the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says,
La la la, Allah, Allah, Allah,
la Cava. He says, leave this man he took part in the Battle of better and how do you know Allah has told the people who took part in the Battle of butter? Do as you please from this day, Allah has forgiven you.
Every time I read this type of narration, I think to myself imagine justice well we are not informed of Paradise because with this fakeness of with the state of weakness of our minds, if we were informed that brother you or sister you have definitely from Paradise, one wonders what would happen to the scarf, what would happen to the clothing what would happen to the nightclubs now
Law protect us. That is why we are not told that you have a guarantee of Paradise We are weak when they were told you have a guarantee of paradise. It made them stronger. It made them closer to Allah. It made them more worried about the companionship of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So here comes hands up when he had engaged in or taken part in that battle, and he lost his life.
He lost his life, Japan Allah
was the battle where many of the Sahaba have
lost their lives.
But what happened? Is anyone asking you to lose your life? No.
Instead, you are being asked to lead a life that is meaningful, full of the obedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala Still, we cannot do that. neezy think of it.
Think of it. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us learn a lesson from the lives of these Sahaba of the Allahu anhu and we've only touched on the tip of the iceberg. We've only touched on the tip of the iceberg, believe me, my brothers and sisters. It is our duty to go through the lives of the companions. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala make it easy for us, it is our duty to read their sacrifices, so that we will love them and we will be able to appreciate what happened. Do you know how they dealt with difference of opinion? If we had to look into it, we would know how to deal with difference of opinion amongst us as well. So panela they always try to find out what did Muhammad
sallallahu alayhi wasallam say what did he do? Let us ask him and Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was the final stopping point. And this is why Allah says Allah Allah because Allah una
Ki Moon kaffee Masha rabina, whom
Allah G to fi,
you sell nimue tasneem.
Nay, they are not true believers until they surrender to your decision in their dispute to your ruling regarding their disputes.
Nobody is a true believer until and unless he considers the solution or the dis the ruling of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the dispute as the final ruling. And this was revealed at the time of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam for the disputes that may have taken place at the time. And Allah says after that true believers must not even feel in their hearts for a moment that you know what I've lost something they must be happy with that decision. And they must surrender completely. May Allah grant us ease one day, Samia Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Allah but tasnim de Baba,
he heard sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, some people arguing by his door. So he came out.
And when he came out, he saw two people disputing over something. So he spoke to them. And he told them that look, you guys are disputing over this particular ownership of the item. And I want to tell you, that I will give you a ruling based on whoever presents their evidence better. Listen to this. I will give a ruling based on the evidence and whoever presents it better. Sometimes people are more eloquent. You know you have a person who is guilty who sometimes has a mouse that takes him out of the guilt. Like they say this guy can talk his way out of anything, you know. And whereas you have an innocent person sometimes who really is so soft and quiet that even when people are pressing
him or her they're quiet about it. So the Prophet sallallahu wasallam says I will give a ruling based on the evidence but I want to tell you, if it belongs to you Al Hamdulillah if it does not belong to you remember one thing it is a piece of the fire family.
For innama here
only as indeed it is a piece of hellfire. If it is not yours. You choose to take it or to leave it guess what happened? Both of them left the item and went to it
because they were worried concerned.
Now with us May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a lesson and may He make us from those who take his brothers and sisters. We have a history that is being beautified with great sacrifice. great sacrifice. And believe me, the dean has come to us through the sacrifice of those are the Allahu anhu May Allah subhanho wa Taala be pleased with them. And this is why Allah says la casa de la hora.
Meaning if you buy
the shujaa filing fee pu b m.
Eva, Allah has become pleased with those who pledged allegiance with you under the tree. Oh Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on the occasion of Arabia. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says, not only has he become pleased with them, but he will grant them that peace that they are searching for. He sent down to them the piece that they were searching for, and he has informed them of a near victory. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us victory. But if we would like that victory, we need to develop the link with Allah learn to surrender to the law of Allah learn to surrender to the statements of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
Remember, there will always be people who try to look for an excuse to turn away from the deen or an excuse in order to justify their wrongdoings we should not be from amongst those May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us. I've spoken for one whole hour, I hope and I pray that this lecture can be inshallah a stepping stone towards looking in to the sacrifice of the Sahaba and their true status, bearing in mind that it is only if we follow in their footsteps that we will be able to achieve success. akula Kohli
was Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
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