Ramadan 2011 – Stories of the Prophets – Day 06
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam O Allah Muhammad Ali Al amin Nabina. Muhammad you know Allah Allah He was happy he may know by
All praise is due to Allah subhanho wa Taala blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam We ask Allah subhanahu wa Jalla to bless him and all his companions. And we ask Allah subhanahu wa Jalla, to grant us all goodness to accept us in this month of Ramadan.
As we see it is a sacrifice, and we keep repeating that it is a sacrifice, but we are prepared to sacrifice for the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala. For indeed he is our Creator, our maker, the one who created us, the one who made us for him, we dedicate our entire lives. For him, we are ready to put our heads on the ground. And we do so so many times a day solely for the one who made us the one whom we are going to return to, we would never put our heads on the ground for any being besides Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Yesterday we heard the story of Shiva and his Salatu was Salam this evening, I'd like to move to the story of Idris alayhi salatu was Salam known as Enoc May peace be upon him in the English language?
Where exactly does he fit in? The majority of the historians say that he was one of the great grandchildren of Adam alayhis Salatu was salam, meaning from the progeny, the seventh generation of Adam and Eve is Salatu was Salam. However, there are some historians who make mention of the fact that he may be from amongst the children of Jacob and from amongst Vanessa, meaning the grandchildren, the progeny of Jacob, and the people of Musa alayhis Salatu was Salam. However, we will stick to this opinion, as the majority of the scholars have made mention of it.
So when are the matter is salatu salam was 840 years old. This is when he was born. One might ask where do we get all these details from? It's very interesting, we need to know it, we should know that Islamic history is divided into two categories. That which is from the time of the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam, to now. And what happened after the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and at his time, and all the way to now that we are not allowed to take from our looky tab or the people of the book, we're not allowed to take it at all. In fact, we have to take it be snad, which means every story that is narrated to us, we need to know who brought the story where it came from, what
is the chain of narrators, from the person speaking right to the source of the story. If there is a single individual in that chain, that is shady, that is dodgy to use that way, that is known as a liar, that is lying because he says, I've heard from someone and that person passed away before this one was even born, then we know that they are lying. If that is the case, we reject that. Even if it is Islamic history, we don't want that story. But when it comes to the history before Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. I have explained in the first session here, that there is something known as Israeli, Israeli at the narrations of the People of the Book, what the Torah holds, what
the Bible, the Old Testament holds, and the stories that have been brought from those people. And they these are divided into three categories. It's important that we repeat these three categories, those that Islam or the Sherry, I came and rejected them, those narrations we reject them. For example, some came with the story of the Prophet lot, and loot Allah is Salatu was Salam. And they mentioned that he was a sinful man we rejected because in Islam, we believe that is not true. He was a pure individual, the best of his time. So we reject that. And we reject anything that Islam has rejected, even though it may we may have heard it from others.
Then we have those narrations that have come that Islam has confirmed. We find them within the Quran. I give you an example. The fact that Eve May Allah subhanahu wa jal has peace be upon her. A wa alayhi salatu salam was created from Adam, we hear that in the Quran in two places in the Quran, Allah makes mention of it in Surah two, as well as in Surah Nisa. So what the Sharia has confirmed, we take it through because Islam has confirmed it. And there is the third category which is the bulk of it. Islam has not spoken about it neither confirming nor rejecting. With that, we do exactly the same. We will hear it we will understand it we will draw a lesson from it, but we neither we do not
need it to be Muslims. But if we can use that in order to underline
And then we hit. At the same time we neither accept no reject. So we do not reject it. But we say after we mentioned the story, we say what Allahu Allah. Allah knows best. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah grant us understanding. So Shiva is salatu salam is not mentioned in the Quran. We spoke about Israel led wire that Islam has neither rejected no confirmed. The same applies. Idris Allah is Salatu was Salam. They say he was born when Adam alayhis salam was 840 years old that we got from the Israel led wire.
And then they say that he was a man who was told he was very good looking. He was very calm. He had a full grown beard Subhana Allah. And he spoke very, very clearly. When he spoke, he was calm. When he walked he lowered his gaze and looked on the ground. And he was a very collected individual, calm and collected. And he used to ponder and reflect. And he used to advise with so much goodness, that was Idris alayhi salatu salam. So what does the Quran make mention of this prophet? There are only two verses that we find in the Quran regarding the Prophet Idris alayhi salatu salam.
Firstly, Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about him in Surah Maryam one corofin kita BDD.
And make mentioned in the book of the prophet Idris in ahuka, Nelson de Pon.
Indeed, he was very truthful, and he was a prophet. So this now we know confirmed, he was truthful, and he was a prophet, the quality of truthfulness. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says, war of America can And
indeed We raised him a very, very high status. We raised him to a very high level, this is what the Quran says in Santa Maria. So, if you look at the mufa serien, they make mention of the meaning of a high level if I were to ask you someone is raised on a higher level, what would you say? You would say that spiritually they are elevated. So the same with Idris Allah is salatu wa sallam, he was elevated to a very high level by Allah in that he was granted new Buddha and he was praised by Allah and he is mentioned in the Quran that is a high level. In fact, in another place, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, What is ma Isla de zawada kiefel three names together it's my Idris and then keep him
Allah peace be upon them.
mattina Medina, in
all three of them were very patient. So this is another quality of Idris he was very patient. And Allah says, and we have granted them from our mercy, we have made them enter into our mercy we have we have put them within our mercy. So there is another quality Allah has had mercy on them. And Allah Subhana Allah Allah says couldn't Lumina Salah him, they were all pious people good people. Salah means a pious person. So these are the qualities of Idris Allah is salat wa salam we know. And this is definitely a very high status. However, we have a very interesting israa LED wire and narration of the people of the book, which we say well, Allahu Allah, Allah knows best. But it's
interesting to mention it because most books of the year have made mention of this beautiful incident. They say Idris Ali Salim, he was told by Allah subhanho wa Taala. That Oh Idris, from those who have followed you, anyone who does good deeds, at the end of the day, you will have all those good deeds doubled for yourself.
That is something amazing. This is a status. Imagine others do good deeds, and you're getting the reward of it doubled.
So he was very happy. And he knew that his death was approaching. So he had a friend from the angels. And he spoke to this friend. He says, you know, Allah has promised me this reward. And I'd like to amass a lot of reward before I go. So why don't you speak to the angel of death? Let's see what he has to say to say, Look, just try and see if you can seek permission to prolong a little bit. So the angel says, look, that is a matter that is decreed by Allah subhanho wa Taala. However, there's no harm in trying, come, you ride on my wing and let's go
Subhana Allah. So he wrote on the wing,
and he was taken up to the heavens, he crossed the first heaven, He crossed the second heaven, He crossed the third heaven. When he got to the fourth Heaven, Allah had instructed the angel of death to take the soul of Idris alayhis salam on the fourth heaven and the angel of death will
was following the instruction of Allah but obviously did not know what was about to happen when he got to the fourth heaven he seen Idris they're
amazing. When he seen Idris there, the question was posed that look.
I would like to extend and so on. He says, look, Allah has already instructed me to take your room away. Is it okay? He says, Well, if that's the case, it's fine. So it is narrated what Allahu Allah Allah knows best that his room was taken away whilst he was still in the fourth heaven. And Rasulullah Salallahu alaihe salam confirms in Sahih al Bukhari in an authentic Malaysian that when he went up for me, Raj, he met Idris Ali Salam in the fourth heaven.
So that is a confirmed duration that we know it's actually here raising as we say, may Allah subhanho wa Taala. Grant us understanding that is as much as we know about the life of Idris AlLahi salatu wa sallam, and this is why some of them of Assyrian say when Allah says he raised him to a high level he is speaking of literally, Allah took him up physically to the top, and then his soul was taken there. Let's move on to the next prophet who is known as the first prophet sent to mankind that large sent to the globe at large. We all know that Adam alayhis salam was a messenger and his son chief and Idris and these people were part of the family of no Halle Salatu was Salam but they
were sent to remind their own families it was one family no had a Salam. I remember telling you a few days ago that how was he a messenger? He began reminding his children after they were born in the grew up that look, this is what happened to me. And this is what happened when this is what happened when shavonne refuse to prostrate to me and so on. So be careful. So the idea is Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, kana, Burkina adamawa. No Asha to Quran, Allah towhee. Between Adam, may peace be upon him and Noah, Noah May peace be upon him. They were 10 generations or a karma can be translated as generation or it can be translated as a century. So there was a certain
period of time, let's say, if it was a century, they were 10 centuries, all the people were on Islam. They were until they did not associate partners with Allah subhanho wa Taala. What is the meaning of this narration? It's a correct narration. It means that for 1000 years, there was no shield. Between Adam and Noah, there was much more than 1000 years but there were 1000 years in which there was no shield. There was no association of partners with Allah. And after 1000 years, it crept in so Allah subhanho wa Taala sent Noah May peace be upon him as the first prophet to those who are engaged in chic
to mankind at large and Chirac was in them. Now how did this association of partnership come about? We need to know what the Quran says we need to know the authentic narrations from the Quran, Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of it, let us mention it in story form. Then we will read the verse a little bit later on inshallah, where shapen came to the children later on, you see, they had transgressed as we heard the family of carbene. And those people shoot Allah His Salaam was sent to and in fact, those people who Idris was sent to, they had transgressed. They were committing lots and lots of sin, but they were not associating partners with Allah.
Their acts of worship was solely for their maker. They knew that they had a maker, and they only owed all their worship to that maker, however, they were sending here sending their adultery was being committed so many other sins were being committed. And as time passed, shapen came to them. They had certain pious people from amongst them. If you look at Seurat, no, you will find the names of these pious people. Allah subhanho wa Taala has named them what then Sua, Yahoo's yoke, and nessa these are five names mentioned in the Quran. They were pious people shapen came to the the people of that time and said, Look, these are pious people who are reminding you to do good. They are very
good people, they have reminded you to do good. Now that they've died, just make a small statue to remind you of their message. So every time you see the statue, you will be able to remember that this person used to remind us of good and you will do the good. So it was beautify. They saw nothing wrong in that they created statues. And each one was named after one of these pious people. And every time they came in, they saw these statues. They were very happy. It reminded them to do good and they began to do good. Now shavon is very patient, he's got a plan, he sews the seat and he goes away.
So he waited for that generation to pass when that generation passed and people
God why exactly they had made those statues. He went to the next generation and said, you know, your forefathers, you don't know what they used to do. They used to worship these idols. These are statues, this is what brought them goodness. And he came to them, how did he call them? Listen very carefully. He said, whenever they saw these idols, they worship the idols. So they became good people. And goodness came in their direction. Look at how he's twisting the words. Part is true part is not true. When they saw these statues, they never used to worship them. But they were reminded they used to do good. So a person would go to the statue, come back and give a charity Wow, that was
good. A person would go to the statue, come back and be be well behaved. That was good. So shaitan says, Don't you see the statue used to help them to become good. So you need to prostrate to these statues in order to become even better. So this is when she started. This is the first association of partnership with Allah subhanho wa Taala. What we learned today, up to now as sophisticated as men has become, we have technology, we have the Bluetooth, we have Wi Fi. Very soon we will be having yellow teeth and green tea.
But we still have people who worship stones, who think that that brings them goodness, who worship trees, who worship various other objects, who worship creatures of Allah subhanho wa Taala and think that these things are going to bring us goodness, they are people who worship animals thinking that these animals are going to bring us goodness, Allah subhanho wa Taala he becomes very, very angry with this association of partnership with Allah subhanho wa Taala. So it is very strange how man's brain has developed to the degree that he has technology of the highest, most baffling level, mind boggling, but at the same time, he worship a stone Hello Akbar. And he'll go and bow down to a cow,
Allahu Akbar. And he'll go and bow down to a tree and he'll go and bow down to another human being who also needs the loo just like him, Allahu Akbar. It's a fact. And I've mentioned the West thing, because this needs to make us think Allah has given us the brain. If you have a belly problem, they have it too. How do we worship human beings in the lab, Tata Muhammad sallallahu alayhi, wa sallam, lucre, Janice many badly bad Illa bad that you don't believe that? Allah has sent Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to remove people
from worshipping other worshipers to worshiping the Lord of all the worshipers. Subhana Allah. So we don't worship other worshipers. People began to worship Isa, they began to worship the others at this particular stage. They were worshipping these five idols, so no hallelujah salatu salam was sent when he was sent. Very very interestingly Allah makes mention of it. In fact his name or should I say not the name but mention of new Allah His salat wa salam is in 20 different sutras of the Quran. 20 different sutras of the Quran, he has a very lofty level. You see, all the messages are not of the same level Allah says in the Quran till go solo.
those messages, we have raised some above the others.
Some of them we have spoken to low Akbar.
And Allah has raised the levels. So they were five who had the highest, they were the most resolute and they endured the most for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Who were these five? Right at the top Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Subhana Allah has granted him that status highest of all messengers and of all creatures have been all healthy, or commercially,
the highest of creation, and the most honored of all the messengers is Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
love to read through his biography. Not only will it bring tears to the eyes, but if we are not shaken. How can we claim to be believers, Allah Subhana Allah, Allah grant us that opportunity and that acceptance, to feel in our hearts the urge and the need to go through the biography of the most beloved creature that existed sallallahu alayhi wasallam so he was at the top. Then we had Ibrahim alayhi salatu was Salam knew Allah is Salam. Musa alayhis salam and the ISA Allah is Allah. These five names are found in the Quran. Allah calls them all as mi minahasa li these
Whether resolute from amongst the messengers of a different level,
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wamena EVO Hema mousai 70 mobium Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of the five there that we have taken the strong covenant from you or Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam we know him well Ibrahima wa Moosa ye 70 million. Allahu Akbar. So those are the five that were the highest. So Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of him
very beautifully in Surah. Allah, Allah says, and it's always very direct, Allah says lapada autosol nano Han Ella Kami.
Kami Budo la Monaco. Ella.
And remember, we sent a note to his people. So he said to them directly, oh my people, worship Allah alone. You have no diety besides Allah subhanho wa Taala nobody will be of worship besides Allah subhanho wa Taala.
So the first message of all the messengers was calling towards though he calling towards the oneness of Allah subhanho wa Taala calling towards leaving the Association of partnership with that maker and that creator. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
he told his people in me, aha kumada biomin army, I fear over you. The punishment of that day, the great day, I fear that a punishment will overtake you in another place. He says, I fear that a very painful torment will overtake you. So they are listening to this man. He's saying worship one Allah, and I fear that punishment is overtaking you.
They did not want to listen. They wanted to carry on in their ways. So look what they says.
Call alma omeo call me Nana caffee Bala le mubi. The Chiefs from amongst the people who were who was talking, Allah says Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah meaning the chiefs, those who had authority those who had power those who had wealth, those who had respect in society, they spoke they said, You are a stray Bala one word. This man is a stray Don't listen to him.
He answered. Call I am Kalia. Camila is Habibullah Allah, wa rasuluh Bella and me. He said, Oh my people, I am not a stray. I am a messenger from the Lord of the worlds obelisco Kumari Salah to be I am only conveying to you the messages of my own club.
And I am giving you advice naseeha sound advice I am delivering to you so don't hold it against me. Don't call me a madman way what I am saying and if it makes sense, and it will definitely make sense if you are ready to ponder over it, then follow it.
So a few people started following him who very few, after so many years, one person
after so many years, another person. So Panama
and yet he was in the beat of Allah subhanho wa Taala and the rest of them, they followed the haughty they followed those who had money, they followed those who had authority. They followed those who had dignity in society, and they had given dignity to those who had material wealth. Why do we say this? Because Allah speaks about it in the Quran. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says this, Allah says in Surah good, Allah says, Allah Allah Allah Allah vena cava whom you call me, man, arancha illa Mashallah meet Nana, those haughty those who are high, those who are in control, they had controlled all the people and they told no Hello Hey salatu salam, we see you as a human being
just like us. We see you as a human being just like us what happens in our lives and listen, we grow from it. When someone reminds us to say, brother, this is wrong. Say look at yourself. Who are you? Who do you think you are?
I had one youngster Tell me Even my father doesn't tell me that.
Well bring him will tell him as well. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala openers open our doors just as well. You told me it doesn't say now we know that he also needs a bit of advice. May Allah make us parents who are role models for our own children.
That's a powerful
May Allah make us parents who are the role models of our own children.
So they told him you are just a human being like us, or a man or rocket tobacco and look at those who are following you look at them. Inland larina whom are on in
other words from amongst us. They've got no material standing.
at all, nobody respects them in society, they are foolish. They haven't even thought before they followed you. They don't even know what's about to come in their direction, as though they are threatening to boycott these people imagine.
So who followed those who are downtrodden? And this is why, when Abu sufian or the Allahu anhu. Before he was a Muslim, he had gone to Hercules, the Romans. And Hercules asked him a question he asked him
about Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He says, what type of people are following him? The rich or the poor? He said, Well, most of his followers are the poor. He says, Well, that is all the messages, it has happened to them quite similar. Look, herculis is confirming that those who are downtrodden and not so wealthy, they are quicker to accept the truth than those who are high. And those who are wealthy, Allahu Akbar. We are fortunate we are muslimeen we hope and pray that the more we get in terms of wealth, the more down to earth we are, the quicker we surrender to Allah subhanho wa Taala command. May Allah open our doors of goodness, May He grant us pure sustenance
that bring us that brings us closer to him and not sustenance that will drive us further away. People normally say that this man was a good man now that he's seen money, he's changed. I usually say no, money doesn't change you all it does. It gives you now the opportunity to show the true colors of who you always were. Because if you had bad qualities, they were hidden when you have a boss, you need to say yes. Okay. He says be here at eight, no five to eight. Okay, but the day you got more money than him you say what five to eight you met. I'm going to come at 11
now open our doors, because now you know you have a standing. So it only gave you the opportunity to show your true colors. Those who have good prior to wealth, they are still good even after they've got that wealth. Now Allah keep us in that way.
So this was the excuse. They said, we see these people are or weak. Woman Allah kumala in
conga dB, we don't see any virtue for you over us. In fact, we consider you liars. You are a liar. What virtue Do you have over us? You just like us, you've got eyes and ears and hands and everything just like us. You are a human being there is no virtue. This was the excuse of the people of no honor. His Salatu was Salam. So Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of that in solitude. And this is why
he told his people yeah comi Ri
call to Allah.
Be Oh my people listen, listen very carefully. What if Allah has granted me science, clear proof, clear evidence? Are you going to consider it was tiny Amata Minna de
la COMM And what if Allah has given me mercy and has had mercy upon me?
which you are blinded from? You cannot see.
What do we learn from this Allahu Akbar. Sometimes because of our evil deeds, we become blinded to the right straight path. This is why I mentioned the other day that one of the greatest acts of worship is Toba, to ask Allah forgiveness, to search in your life, where you are going astray and wrong. And to constantly ask Allah for forgiveness, because when you ask Allah forgiveness, there is no hope that you will see the light. You know, one day there was a brother who told me regarding a certain problem, he says, at least now there's light at the end of the tunnel. I said brother, they haven't yet seen the tunnel. Forget about the light law. Well open our doors. Really, sometimes
people haven't even seen the tunnel. Once we get to the tunnel, then there'll be light at the end inshallah, that if you haven't seen the tunnel where we will probably hit to the oceans. Love Akbar. Allah opened our doors.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala says about niaouli salatu salam that he says, What if Allah has mercy is blocked from you? What if unless Mercy is blocked from you? You need to open your eyes and see what i'm saying turn to Allah. So his people continue to argue. They argued again with him. What did they say?
Well, y'all call me In fact, he said again to his people. One more point, why are calling me
an O Kumara Hema in Nigeria.
Oh my people.
I'm not going to ask any recompense from you. I don't want money for what I am teaching you. I don't want any wealth.
For what I am teaching you and from this
We learn straight point, whenever there are those calling us towards goodness, the spiritual leaders, if they fall under the employ of someone they are less effective than those who do not fall under the employee of someone that is a general rule. unless they've been given authority, which is very rare, you find that they are always tapered down by those who pay them. And this is why no Allah is Allah made it very clear. I not only don't get a salary from you, but I don't want it. I'm not asking you for a penny or a cent my reward is with Allah subhanho wa Taala. And this is why he could say whatever he wanted to, he did the truth. He didn't mind and he knew he had the assistance
of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So they told him Okay, we ready to accept they had a private meeting, they said we ready to accept on condition that you see those who have followed you, they all porpoise, we're going to come and sit with those poppers and everybody's going to look at us and say, Look, the top and the bottom, they are now mixing, that's not gonna happen. So get rid of them, tell them that you guys you move out, we got some more important people who are coming to accept the guidance. Now the same was uttered by the co founder of Croatia Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And here he is being told that that happened from the time of Noah. So what did know la salatu salam
de la Vina man Oh, I'm never going to chase those who have believed I can't chase them. Allah subhanho wa Taala knows their level and Allah subhanho wa Taala knows their condition. I am not going to chase them at all.
He says Why are comi may also Ronnie mean a lie
to him if Allah tala
all my people, if I chased him away, who is going to help me when Allah zaroff and anger descends on me, who is going to assist me against Allah subhanho wa Taala if I chase away the believers
and there are other beautiful verses in the Quran, where Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of what no had a Salaam said. He said, These people appear to be low in terms of worldly standings, but you don't know their hearts. You don't know their hearts.
This is why sometimes
we feel the piety in those who are poor, very, very poor. Sometimes we see people and I have witnessed people in some of the most remote areas of Africa. We entered one area,
very, very remote area at the time of arson. And we were looking for Muslims. And we were going through literally having parked the motor vehicle in one corner, one side and we were walking through the bush and we noticed a
we noticed these, there was a field with a lot of plantation on it. maize was planted and it was quite high the height of a man. And as we walked through it thinking that now there's no one. It was the time of awesome. We heard Sami Allahu leemon hamidah and they were at least two 300 people reading salah and they had all come up and we were they were We were lucky I had to weep when I'd seen that.
And I told myself, these are the Olia Allah, these are the friends of Allah. They for water, they go to the river, which is five kilometers away with buckets, but they are happy come time for us. Nobody is there to tell them a salah and you find all of them quietly on the ground normal Salah No, nothing on the ground, somehow holy man hamidah you know the sights. I felt like I was such a weak Muslim, looking at these people whom who have endured so much and they are happily worshipping Allah subhanho wa Taala Where are we? It reminded me immediately of a verse that I need to share with you. Allah says Allah subhanho wa Taala
Yeah, Vina man oh man.
coma Dini for some fire in
your home, boom, are you a boner? Allahu Akbar Oh, you who believe. If whosoever is going to turn away from this deal.
Then remember, Allah will bring other people whom he will love and they will love him even more.
So let's not turn away. When we don't read Salah there are 10 other people who are reading Salah.
Recently, in many countries, there are women who have removed their hijab because of the pressure of the globe. So by removing the job, I normally say My dear sister, if you have removed it, there are 10 others somewhere else who have done it.
So it's not a lost loss. It's your loss for every person who thinks they have now removed the cover or removed the dress code that Allah has ordained. Allah says, Don't worry, we flick you off. You know what we will show you on the day of judgment as a result. There were 10 others who don't love Akbar, you want to miss your Salah.
There are 10 other people in the remote regions of Vietnam who will start their Salah.
But we don't know we are our minds are too small. We don't understand that realize. So no Holly Salam said these people, they are pious Allah knows their heart. Allah subhanho wa Taala knows the condition of their hearts, I'm not going to chase them away in order to facilitate for you and for you to come another thing if he had chased him away and these people did come, that was one condition, sometime later, they would have made another condition and the third condition so a person who wants to attack you on one front, don't think that he's not going to attack you from all the other fronts. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a deep understanding. Remember these stories
are mentioned in the Quran for us to derive lesson from it was not needed to make mention of the previous stories. So much so that in this story of knowing when Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was mentioning this story to the co founder of Croatia and to the muslimeen
Do you know what
they doubted? They said no, this man is speaking things which are fabricated. So Allah says in the Quran, whilst in the midst of the story of no Allah is
a miracle yaku Lunesta.
Are they saying that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has fabricated this, they don't know.
Enough to file a Rami very
to G Mo, O Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tell them
if I have fabricated this, I am going to get the sin of it. And I'm not going to hold the sin of what you people are doing. So way what I'm saying. This is an example. It is a story of a previous nation confirmed by revelation without a speck of doubt.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about new Allah His Salatu was Salam in Surah to Shara as well corlew milaca tabernacle Allah
call me man can Oh yeah, man on in his boom in
Maybe he had a response for everything they said. He had a response for everything they said. Allah makes mention of it here. They say, should we believe in you when all these useless people have accepted your message? There is a difference between us and then kick them out. He says oh my people.
I don't know their hearts. Allah subhanho wa Taala knows their deeds and their hearts. How can I block goodness from them solely because they they don't have much materialy
Allahu Akbar, I am a warner. I will warn clearly and this warning will come. Now they got upset. They were upset. They started for how many years did this last?
Not 10 years, not 100 years. Not 200 years, not 300 years no more. Look what Allah Subhana Allah Allah says. Allah tada our cell nano Han Isla comi Filipina, Fie him LFSR nothing fancy.
And we sent Noah Noah May peace be upon him to his people. He dwelled within them, calling them towards goodness for 1000 years less 50 which means 950 years. He spoke to them. He called them.
He instructed them. He tried with them. He answered all their questions. Now they started getting frustrated. A few 100 years down the line. They started frustrating Noah alayhi salatu was Salam up to now it was a discussion. It was a debate. Now they wanted to begin to threaten the inland Tanzania. Oh, that's akuna nominal narrow. jomi when they say oh no.
Keep quiet. If you're not going to keep quiet, we're gonna stone you to death. Look at these threats. Look at these threats. If you don't keep quiet, we are going to stone you lavaca
salatu wa salam do. He knew Allah was with him? Not a day did he raise his hands to say Allah destroy them? He kept on saying Yala guide my people. Allah guide my people. Allah guide these people. He kept on saying he was patient. He was patient for a long, long time.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of how patient he was with these people. Even though they they started calling him names.
They said this man is mad is mental
junoon and they said, This man is possessed. He has a gym in him, leave him for some time he will come normal. He's got a problem. He's got a gym. Imagine they are speaking from the very beginning in Hawaii in La Jolla OBE gene. This is a man who has a gene, he has a gene in him. That's why he's telling you to do things. He's stupid, because Can't he see we have the money, let him do a business deal or two with us. And we'll be able to make him rich and wealthy and he'll be able to enjoy life just as we are. But he's stupid. He'll understand. Leave him on one side and don't associate with him and you see what will happen up to today.
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Remember this carefully.
If we have a man and we're making so much money through him, don't allow him to control your religion. Never. Don't allow him to change your mind regarding Allah. Don't drop your guard when it comes to him. You can drop him when it comes to Allah.
And this is what we have seen. Those who fear Allah subhanho wa Taala when they are engaged in business deals and making money through somebody. If they drop that person when that person begins to come between them and Allah, they have achieved happiness and contentment and they die in a condition of Eman. Whereas when it comes to a person who has compromised the deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala and they have engaged in injustice what happens today? A man is rich, we know him so we side with him. Sometimes you get a scholar of Islam Allah protect us all shapen comes to the scholars sometimes as well. And you find there is a dispute. One side is a rich man the other side
is a poor men come the scholar. He says no men, either. Look, I can't involve here number one, that's the sweetest way out. Or he will say You know what? I think he is right. pointing at Who? La Akbar. May Allah subhanho wa Taala keep us upon justice. Not only scholars in our families, sometimes we perpetrate grave injustice, solely because of wealth. Allahu Akbar. Now we standing on a pedestal. May Allah subhanho wa Taala open our doors. And May He grant us a deep understanding. With no hallahan salatu wa sallam, he told his people as the verse is in solitude, while Ah, voila, coup de coeur de casa
oh my people, I am not telling you that I am an angel.
And I am not telling you that I own the treasures of the earth. And I am not saying that by following me you will become loaded. A lot of people think hey, you know what, I'm a good Muslim. Why am I not making money? Well, Allah didn't promise you that if you're a good Muslim, you will become as rich as Bill Gates. No, he didn't promise that. But when you're a good Muslim, you achieve contentment of the heart.
A good Muslim who has 50 rounds in his pocket is far better than a sinner who has 5 million in his pocket. And believe me, he will sleep in a far more blissful sleep if I can use that word, and he will probably snore. Whereas the other one is busy putting in all the pills, and still he can't sleep.
And they know this is why all sleeping pills are very expensive.
They know that those who need them have money. La Akbar Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard us from all forms of sickness. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant sleep to those who are suffering of insomnia. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala open all our doors of goodness and kindness, good health may grant cure to those who are ill and sick. And may He have mercy to those who are suffering on the globe today.
So he says, Oh my people, I'm not promising you, you're going to get big wealth. And I don't know the unseen so don't come and ask me what's behind the wall. And don't come and ask me what are these people going to have tomorrow? I am not claiming to know the unseen
and all my people not only do I not claim to know the unseen but don't think that I am going to chase away those whom your eyes look down upon. Going back to the same point look at how many times it's repeated in the Quran, where Allah speaks about how the downtrodden the messengers were instructed to kick them out. Allah says I'm not going to do that. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about how
they call him mad surah to come up. It rhymes very, very well. The surah is
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una vaca Luma. Juno was DG. They have belied the Prophet knew before.
And they have
rejected the message of one of our worshipers. Allah calls him a vagina. Allah says apadana, meaning my worshiper, my worshiper, they have belied. Wakanda Majnoon and they call him mad was beautiful. And they rebuked him, they swore him, they mocked Him, they tortured him, they engage in all forms of evil, but he was still saying, Oh Allah guide my people.
When they came a time, when Allah subhanho wa Taala says, it was the final straw.
These people came to know how to use a lamb and they said, ya know, this is good.
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They said, Oh, no, you have debated with us, you have argued with us. And you have prolonged that debate promising us that some punishment is going to come to us some punishment is going to come to us You kept saying that bring that punishment. We want it now if you are truthful, come let's see.
they're asking for the punishment.
May Allah protect us whenever we are reminded in the masjid.
Usually the miracle of Allah, and believe me, I've seen this almost all the time, the miracle of Allah. Whenever there is an alum speaking in the front, and we are being reminded it will apply to many of us as though he is speaking about us and he knows us.
But he doesn't know you and it is Allah communicating directly to your heart.
Many people have come to me and they've told me look today you spoke about this. Did someone tell you I had this problem?
Not at all. A lot of nose you have the problem. So he made something feel within you. Let me go and sit there. So when you sat there masaba Columbia, Coolio. What got to you was never ever meant to miss you. So Panama, if it got to your ears, Allah made you make an effort to come and listen to it. Then allows me to ask you, didn't we send a wallet to you? Do you remember that day you felt he was talking to you while I was talking to you? subhanak Holic. Amazing that is Allah.
So they told me Hey, Sam, you know what you have done so much. And you've argued and you've debated now we want to see what this punishment is? So no Holly Sam, although he was so patient for many, many years, many, many years. 950 years? Do you know what happened? Finally he raised his hands.
Now when saint raises his hands, remember, those who are friends of Allah have a lot of patience, a lot of patience, when you harm them, when you trouble them, when you spread rumors about them when you you know create problems for them. When you make their life difficult when you block them. When you stop them, they will be patient, they will continue making dua for your goodness, your guidance. But patience has a limit. Remember that everybody has stopped at a point no Nabhi has just carried on and on until he was destroyed. No.
Every nubby has had a limit when he called out to Allah subhanho wa Taala. So no Allah He Salaam raised his hands, and he made a dua, and I just want to share with you one verse. Tomorrow we will continue with what the DA was and what happened as a result. But today,
there is a verse that brings tears to the eyes.
Allah subhanho wa Taala says, speaking about no had a solemn that he went through so much he went through so much turbulence, so much suburb that only a handful of people accepted his message in 950 years. Imagine the narration makes mention of 11 people
in 50 years 1111 and there is another narration that makes mention of the maximum
80 people. So let us take the maximum.
If we say 80 people in 950 years, you can work it out in 100 years. How many 102 Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar. So after that patience, and during, he raises his hands, Allah says Allah
mela Mooji moon mohalla salam called out to us we responded immediately to our worship Lo Lo Akbar. We are the best of those who respond Allah says. So if any one of us has endured a lot, remember the day you raise your hands, it will come immediately. It will come straight. This is why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says it took me that long for inna hola Sabina. ouabain Allah Hey job, be careful of you are made against you buy the one whom you have oppressed, because there is no barrier between the dua and Allah subhanho wa Taala
so if you have wronged someone you are doomed if they have to raise their hands. May Allah subhanho wa Taala open our doors. Tomorrow we will listen to the dua that was responded immediately by Allah subhanho wa Taala until we meet insha Allah sallallahu wasallam albaraka Allah, Mohammed so kind of like the Hyundai Santa Coloma de Hamdi Ganesha de la ilaha illa De Luca to boiling