Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2011
Ibraheem (as) – Part 4
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam
nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sahbihi Norman Tebbit, the sun and Elijah Medina.
All praise is due to Allah subhanho wa Taala blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to bless him and all his companions, to bless all the messengers who have been sent to us from the beginning of time, from the first man, right up to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, may Allah bless them all, and grant them all goodness. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us as well as our offspring, and May He grant us every form of goodness, and may He create ease for us in our lives. And may He protect us from every form of difficulty. I mean, beloved brothers and sisters,
we have been going through the life of one of the greatest prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala. The Prophet Ibrahim alayhi salatu, salam, Abraham May peace be upon him. And we went through most aspects of his life, there are a few aspects remaining, and we would like to see some of his children and what the prayers that he made the two hours that he made, what was the result of these two hours. To begin with Ibrahim alayhi salatu wa sallam was a person who had great feeling for others. He never made that others should be punished. He always tried his best to make dua and to pray that they would be guided. One of them was his father.
There was an occasion where his father had planned to burn him.
And in fact, they threw him into the fire.
And I'm drawing a comparison between the time when Ibrahim alayhis salaam, his father,
through him into the fire in order to kill him.
And on the other hand, when Ibrahim alayhis, Salam himself, was sacrificing his own son now, by the instruction of Allah subhanho, wa Taala, you see the two, both were fathers, and both were sons. But on both occasions,
we find that the help of Allah was with those who believed. There we are. So in the first instance, the father was at loss, and Ibrahim Alayhi Salam who was a firm believer, the help of Allah came to him.
And the second instance, they were both believers, and they had both submitted, so they both had one, and there was nobody besides shaytan that had lost.
From this, we learn that no matter what, definitely victory is for those who firmly believe.
When the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was faced with battles,
he spoke of what is known as a devil whose name he says, look, for us, we are believers, we have one of two good things that happened to us, either we are victorious, in which case you will be losers. This is talking of the battles at the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
And we may on the other hand, be martyred, when we will be granted victory in the Sahara. So we are in a win win situation always. This is what is known as the host name, a more men does not cling to life, to the degree that he forgets that no matter what he does, he has to go.
This is why when it comes to organ transplants, and so on, there are laws in the Sharia. If people make it a big business, and they start killing people in order to steal organs, to sell them to others, and they start buying and selling and it becomes a trade, it is totally prohibited. We are taught that rather die because as it is you may be dying another five years down the line anyway. So why steal somebody else's kidney? or Why do something that might be prohibited once we are oppressing others? Yes, there are rules and regulations governing when it is permissible and when it is not. That is not our topic today.
So we ask Allah Subhana which Allah to grant us a man and to grant us belief, and this is why Ibrahim alayhi salatu was Salam. He had made the dua for his father. He says oh my Father, I pray to Allah that He forgive you for all this you have engaged in. And Allah subhanho wa Taala later on, reprimanded Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam or corrected him and said, You should not be making dua for him once you know that he is from the people
have chosen to die in the condition of disbelief when all the signs were clearly manifest in front of him. So this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala says
that Ibrahim alayhi salatu was Salam dua for his own father. It was on a condition on a condition that when he meets Allah subhanho wa Taala, if Allah allows it, to pass, it will be passed. And if Allah subhanho wa Taala does not allow it to pass, it will not end already he was told that that Tao will not pass, because this man being the father, having seen clear cut science, having known them, still, he disagreed. And he denied solely because he wanted to make money out of selling his idols. And he wanted to remain in the position of control that he was in in the society and community. And for that reason, he was cursed by Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now, let's go a little bit further. When
Ismail Ali Salam had married, and he was in Makkah, and we had mentioned yesterday that his father Ibrahim alayhis, Salam used to come and go, he used to be between the Arabian Peninsula between Makkah and a sham, a sham meaning where Philistine is today.
So as he used to come and go one day, it is reported and this is a correct narration. He came into Mecca, nobody knew who he was. And he entered the house, he knocked on the door of his Milan a salon to go and meet his son, obviously, lo and behold, there was a woman who answered the door.
He looked at her. And he asked her a few questions. He greeted her, she responded. And he asked her, how's your condition? Where's your husband? And what is he doing? And she complained one way to this men. Firstly, she didn't know who he was. Secondly, she began to complain. Now he leaves us here, he goes away. And he we don't really have much, you know, we struggling and so on. There's hardly food and what have you.
Now, Ibrahim alayhis salam was on another level. And so was his son, smiley Salam. They were those who submitted to Allah. They were those who surrendered to Allah, they did not have room in their lives. For any contamination of that. Remember, when the mother does not know anything about Islam, there is a great likelihood that the children also will not know anything. And this is why the Hadith says that you should marry someone who is deeply interested in the deen
and even if someone has reverted Alhamdulillah for as long as they are deeply interested in the deen, there is hope for your children. But when we marry a person who is solely interested in the dunya, it will end with the dunya the children will be interested more in the dunya than them every day it's about a car and the phone and clothes and malls and shops and and eating out and so on and this burger from that place and then one from there, and the pizza and the ice cream and what have you the life of the children will be just the same.
But when you have a mother whose main aim is to please Allah subhanho wa Taala Yes, we can enjoy the dunya within the limits. We are not saying don't go and buy don't go and do this. Don't go and eat no but you should remember primarily it is the pleasure of Allah. The children need to be interested in Salah on a daily basis. It is presented in the most beautiful form. I always say if we were to just present food in front of one another or if our wives were to present food as it were without any beautification half of us would not eat but you find a burger Mashallah look at it. It's closed from the top it's shaped nicely. It has beautiful little filling in the middle in the center and it
has a bit of lettuce and mush. I know it's Ramadan, but don't worry you can eat as soon as you go out.
And it has the dripping sauce in there. Whether it is masala mustard sauce that somebody says there, whether it is tomato sauce or what have you. It is presented beautifully so it is made attractive attractable and attractive to us. Why don't we do that to our Deen where we make it beautiful. So our children look at it as something irresistible. Because sometimes we are lazy to lead our own Salah mom time for Salah.
Now get up just now. Switch off the clock. Switch off the alarm, if that is going to be our way. What do we expect of our children? They say Mom, don't worry. Get up at eight. I didn't wake you up because yesterday you said I switch it off. But it suited me fine. So we need to think of this very carefully. When Ibrahim Alayhi Salam heard this woman, he was upset.
She didn't know who he is. How can you complain firstly to a stranger. Secondly, it was a blessing of Allah that she took what was inside out and at least presented it so that somebody got to know and this was a gift of Allah subhanho wa Taala so she was created
About her own husband. Well I when we have problems within the home, the first person you talk to is the person you have the problem with.
You need to speak to them beautifully and see and you need to try and understand them and look at their aim in life and look at your aim in life. If you are heading in one direction inshallah they will be ability and there will be chance to rectify the problem. But if you are heading east and he is heading west, Allah you need to start working. Now Allah protect us all.
We either divert costs and work in one direction or we have two pathways with goodness. So Ibrahim Alayhi Salam looks at the woman and says, tell him that there was a man who had come and he is saying Salaam upon him. And he asked him to change his doorstep.
The threshold of his door, tell him Look, this threshold he needs to change it.
So she said no problem. And he was gone before she could ask him Who are you? He was gone. Now is Milan a salon came when he came. Look what the narration says as he entered. he sensed that his father was here.
You see the link between the Father and the Son is the link of Allah subhanho wa Taala they were connected with Dean, my beloved brothers and sisters. the spirituality of every place is not the same. You enter some homes and you want to exit immediately and you enter some homes and the spirituality is such that you feel like sitting and you are calm and relax. Let us make dua and pray to Allah and live our lives in such a way that our homes are inshallah peaceful homes full of new forms of Rama.
So Ismail Alayhi Salam asked his wife was somebody here.
She said, Oh, yes, they are men came Who was he? I don't know who he was. But he was, you know, an elderly man. And she described a little bit of a description.
And we can stop there for a moment to describe to you what was Ibrahim alayhis salam looking like Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says in a correct narration that when I went up in Mirage, I saw the MBR the prophets and he described the one after the other until he says I saw Ibrahim Alayhi. Salam, the closest description for you
is to look at me. And that is what Ibrahim alayhis salam look like.
Which means he looked at he looks similar to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they were from one lineage. And they looked alike, this is a Sahih correct narration. So Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam is saying we are look alikes, myself and Ibrahim alayhis salaam. And this is why they are both known also, as Sally lane, Allah has taken both of them as the closest of friends of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
So she described his, the men and she said, this is what he looked like. So he asked the question, did he have any message? Yes, he passed you salons. And he said that you need to change the threshold of your door. Immediately. He looked at and said, that was my father instructing me to divorce you.
You are the threshold. You're the one who answered the door when he wasn't when I wasn't here. And he's telling me I need to divorce you. And he told her please go back home. Now. Where was she from? She was from Makkah. She was from the tribe of Judah home and Judo whom they brought this man up. And they got him married. They love them to bits. They got him married to one of them. Now, he did not bat an eyelid. Why? Look, there was one youngster asking me So does that mean if my father tells me divorce your wife I need to obey. I told him when he was Ibrahim and us mainland, yes.
So you need to understand this. We are on another level altogether. Somewhere far May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant the status. Sometimes our fathers need direction themselves where we're going to listen to them. Allah grant us goodness, that having been said, It is our duty to obey our parents within what is correct within what is decent within what is reasonable, within within what is within the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So Ibrahim alayhi salam, as he had instructed his son, the son tells his wife look, you can now go home and this is what it is and he was not blessed with any children. Then he sent home and Jerome accepted her and told him Don't worry, we get you married to
What do we learn today when a divorce happens to tribes i'd war two families I've watched people grow guns with each other people stop speaking to each other. If there are children in the process, they are treated as weapons while law has tools to punish a third party altogether. And they are brought up warped with their minds lopsided on one side. Only Allah knows what punishment they are going through what the hell they are suffering in their hearts solely because we do not have the heart to understand that divorce does occur.
It might be avoidable hell, it's the worst thing. It is the last resort but it is
point of mercy from Allah as well, to remove someone from an oppressive condition. There are some religions that teach you no divorce at all. You married you doomed.
And there are other religions that teach you that you know what? It's nothing You don't even have to marry, you can just live together, my partner lavaca. Allah grant us goodness and understanding. In Islam you marry, Mashallah, the idea is to live forever.
If something goes wrong, you try to resolve the matter. If you still cannot, you involve elders, when you involve elder people, you don't always have your way you allow them to dictate to you how to resolve the matter.
One of the reasons why our problems are not being solved when we involve parties, we just make them a representative for us. That's it. Which means you go and fight my case like they are your lawyer going to the other party and fighting your case, no, those must get together, they must decide the solution. They come to you and impose it on you and tell you this is the solution. You go by it. That's when the marriage works.
So in this particular case, they were so happy, they knew that if this man says something, there has to be some reason behind it. And so did this man in a salon. He did not just follow his father, for no reason he knew that this is my father, he is a saint, he's an OB. And if an OB instructs me, there is nothing I can do. There you are. So any one of us instructed by an OB The answer is no. So don't end up divorcing your wives just because this man told you and that one told you no matter who they are. Now, Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the ability to solve our matters. This is an Eve in the month of Ramadan, we ask Allah, Allah help those who are going through marital turbulence, solve
their problems and crisis and help those who are living in bliss to live in even greater, even greater bliss. help those who are not married to find spouses who will be the coolness of their eyes. Mashallah.
So he Ibrahim alayhis, Salam went away, and time continued, this man was married again to another woman from the same tribe. And he lived after some time, Ibrahim alayhis salam came back, exactly the same thing. He knocked the door, the door was opened, and a woman had asked him, or he asked this woman after greeting her that, you know,
how is your condition, what is happening here and so on. And she said no, and hamdulillah she didn't talk excessive talking with him. Alhamdulillah we praise Allah on all conditions. That's it.
And we are thankful to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now, this is the correct quality of a wife. Don't complain to third parties don't even talk to them details. If you tell someone the goodness you are in, they might become jealous of you. If you describe to someone what bliss you are in, they might envy you, they might plan your destruction. Shaytan might come to them and make them become so jealous of you. So don't just say Alhamdulillah if you have a crisis or two, also, there are people whom you will tell them yeah, I had a fight last night. And what will happen for three years, they will continue telling people these two are on the rocks on the rocks, and you solved your problem
the very next day. And then she will tell you after you managed to find the source of the rumor that but then you tell me you had a problem. Well, that was one issue we had the other night, I cleared my throat and he woke up from asleep. And that's it. All I did is I made sure he went to sleep again and we have a problem or so.
So this is why we need to be intelligent. We need to make sure don't discuss your matters with anyone, no one. Make sure they are extremely genuine, and it is necessary for you to tell them when you tell them. Otherwise, neither good nor bad. have a habit of saying Alhamdulillah Allah Callaghan went out to Billa him in Halle Allah, we thank Allah on every condition, and we seek His protection from the condition of those who are going to be cast in the fire. That's what we should be saying all the time. So Ibrahim Alayhi, Salam looked at this woman and he tells her, give him my regards, pass him my Salam and tell him he should maintain the threshold. He should maintain the doorstep low
acaba. So when Ismail Ali Salam came back, he felt that his father was there. He asked, What did anyone visit? She said, Yes, she described the man. But this time, when he asked, What did he say? She said, Well, he said, I should give you salon and you should maintain your threshold meaning the doorstep keep it. So he said that was my father, telling me to keep you as a wife. You're a good woman and hamdulillah
May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all the coolness of our eyes, in our families, our offspring, in our parents and our family members. And may He made us united as a Muslim woman. So that is an interesting story. That also occurred and we learned a few lessons from it from the life of Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam, then we have the duality
Ibrahim Alayhi Salam made when you find it and you read it in the Quran, it is amazing Look, he surrendered to Allah every single time and he used to make dua we read yesterday that Ibrahim Alayhi Salam as he was building the Kaaba, he was saying Rob banner, Taco Bell Minh in the semi Alani, one of the two hours Oh Allah accepted from us from the two of us. You are indeed all hearing all knowing.
And he also continued saying Rob bana jalna Muslim Any luck? Oh Allah make us from amongst those who surrender to you at all times. Make the two of us those who surrender to your command that every time
Muslim ethanolic and from our progeny from our offspring, make a nation that will be surrendering to you yeah, Allah when he made a very important law, while arena man as he can to Ballina. What is the meaning of arena man, he can
show us how you want to be worshipped. Yeah, Allah.
Through revelation, show us how you want to be worshipped. You've instructed me to build the house, you've done this, there is the rock here, that is Hydra sweat. There is the macam here that is there. And there is so much that you've asked me to do Yala, you tell me how do you want me to worship you? And in a manner to show us the way of worshipping you were to Ballina And forgive us in the context of Rahim, you are most forgiving, Most Merciful. From this we learn that all acts of worship are prohibited besides those which are taught by Allah subhanho wa Taala. That is the law of the Sharia
all about that anything that you want to consider an act of worship will not be an act of worship, unless it was specifically revealed and sent down? Why? Because even Ibrahim Alayhi Salam knew that we cannot worship Allah how we want in a way that suits us, we have to worship Allah, how he dictates, we have to do it how he wants. So he will tell us further this time, this many Raka This is what you will read and this what will happen, and you need to be in this condition of Voodoo and this is what it means. And this is what woosehill means. And this is what it means and this, this is what it means and so on. And you will do this and do that. So Allah showed Ibrahim Alayhi Salam
away, Allah revealed to him certain act of worship. What was that? Allah tells Ibrahim alayhi salam, what
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t Namu. Khalifa Jin ami co announced the pilgrimage I want everyone to follow your footsteps, announced the pilgrimage in the people tell them they have to come to this sacred place and this is what they will do. And Allah taught him the pilgrimage what to do.
And you will find they will come on every lien camel from Every valley and from very, very far away. They will all come. Ibrahim alayhi salam, no loud hailer to begin with, forget about the internet and the telephone, and so on and television and what have you all this media, nothing, no newspaper. He was in a valley all alone. With a few people, a little community he had just moved the house of Allah. And Allah tells him just get up and make an announcement. You don't worry, it's up to us to carry that.
To this day, it is impossible to cater for the number of people who want to go for Hajj to the degree that there has to be a quota in place.
Imagine only two to 3 million can go for Hajj. That is the Hajj that was announced by whom begin with Ibrahim alayhi salam, and they did Hajj from that time, although later on, they had changed some of the items and they had put idols and they had done this and they had engaged in sharqiya and they started doing what Allah did not reveal as Allah says, man's Allah, Allah who be humming Sultan, Allah did not reveal any authority for them to engage in those acts of worship that he did not send down. But when Ibrahim Alayhi Salam called the people began to come, such that today we taste the fruit of this verse that Allah subhanho wa Taala has revealed to us
when we speak of quotas, we all know that on the globe close on to 2 billion Muslims.
Close on to 2 billion Muslims. from them. Only two to 3 million can make Hajj at any given time, for now at least. Although they are trying to expand but how many one to go. I would like to think maybe two to 300 million might want to go
May Allah subhanho wa Taala
grantors understanding this is called acceptance of Ibrahim alayhis salam, Allah loved him so much Allah told him, don't worry, everything will happen now you just make the call continue. This is why we learn from this totally different example. When you do the work of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Don't worry how many people are sitting in your program. Don't worry if people are blocking others from coming to the program. Don't worry if anything negative is happening for as long as you are sincere. Allah knows those whom he has chosen will benefit from what he wants them to benefit from.
So even if there's one person in front of you, it is more than enough. It will continue Allah will grant it continuation, and Allah will grant it growth. This is why Allah says regarding the Kufa URI Donnelly, yoto fionnula EBFY him Walla,
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They want to extinguish the neuron Allah with their mouth. Allah says Allah refuses, but to complete the neuron. The neuron will definitely complete whether the disbelievers or whoever else wants to extinguish it, it will continue growing. So we ask Allah Subhana Allah to grant us growth.
Ibrahim Alayhi Salam announced the Hajj and Allah subhanho wa Taala told him how to fulfill this. And Allah subhanho wa Taala showed him how to worship Him. And this is why with us never engage in an act of worship that was not taught by Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam because if we do that, we will have drifted from the middle of Ibrahim Alayhi Salam from the deen that Allah has asked us to follow. Allah says, I will show you how to worship me. Here it is. This is why the Sahaba of the Allahu anhu used to sit with Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and asked him your Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, you told us this. Now we'd like to know this. And we'd like to know that and he
would teach them. And as he taught them, they re enacted and this is what was known as a bad. So we should remember any act of worship, it needs to be done for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And it needs to be done exactly how the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did it. And I like to tell people who ask questions, is this allowed? Is that allowed? Is this allowed? Look, there are 1000s of things that are not disputed in the whole oma not disputed. Why don't we engage in all of those things that are not disputed? before we enter territory where people might tell us you wrong?
That's a very logical explanation, logical way of looking at things. I'd rather do the five Salah, read the Quran, read the car, do whatever I have to do whatever the whole oma agrees with my song with my Zakah with my heart and what have you, the whole room agrees I will not have enough time to enter territory where people are telling me Brother, what you're doing is a beta. I won't even have time because I'm so occupied with that which is confirmed, correct, that I don't have any other time. But when we start engaging in things that are disputed things that people will debate with us about and so on what will happen, we will occupy our time with that which is less important. It's
like they say when there is a pot and you have rocks, you have sand and you have stones, what do you put first, if you put the sand first, you're not going to get the rocks in, but you put the rocks in, when you put in the stones and shake it a bit, they will find their way in the gaps. Then you put in the sand and shake it a bit more everything fits in the pot. So the same way we all have a capacity. If you are filling your capacity with that which is disputed, you're not going to have the chance to fulfill that which is not disputed common logic. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us understanding as he granted Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam and his offspring.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about some of the books that he revealed to Ibrahim. We know that there are some books revealed to Moosa the Torah and the books revealed to me but I am Allah is Allah, Allah speaks about them and calls them Sophia Eva, Hema or Moosa, the books or the sort of asahikawa the parchments, the scrolls, the revelations that were given to Ibrahim, and to Moses to Abraham and Moses May peace be upon them both and all the ambia. Now, we don't have that Scripture with us, but the Quran makes mention of some of what it contained, like Allah subhanho wa Taala says in Surah, Allah, one of the things that is mentioned in the book given to Ebrahim belt thirunal,
higher that dunya well as zero to higher Oh,
behold, you are giving preference to this world, yet, the life after death is better, and it is everlasting. This Allah says we wrote it in the book that we gave it to him, and it's repeated for us in the Quran. Amazing. So we do know there was a book and we also have some of what was written there is much more than this, which is mentioned in the Quran. I've only given an example. Another very interesting point who
is the one who gave us the name Muslim. What is the meaning of the term Muslim? We spoke about it. It is a submitted one who submits who gave us this name. It was Ibrahim Alayhi Salam Allah says in the Quran, mill letta Abbey, Ybarra, Hema who was
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cobble. This is the religion of your forefather Ibrahim the religion of submission. He is the one who named you submit us before he is the one who named you submitted. Now there was a dispute between the Jews and the Christians at the time of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam what some were saying no, Abraham was a Jew. And the others were saying no, he was a Christian. And there was a debate. Each one is claiming that they are closer and more deserving to Abraham. So Allah answers their questions with so much beauty in the Quran. Look at the stages Allah says Allah says in
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those who are most deserving of Abraham, those who have the greatest claim to Abraham May peace be upon him are those who follow him in his submission. And this nubby who is here meaning Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the believers, which means then a B and the believers have followed him in the submission. So they are the most deserving when it comes to the claim over Abraham, because they surrender to their maker and they worship their maker alone.
Now the Jews and the Christians continued saying no, no, no, no, he was from us. And they said, No, he's from us. So Allah subhanho wa Taala responds in a beautiful way. Makana Ibrahim yahudi
Rania wala Khanna, hanifa muslimah womankind Amina Luzhniki in, you should know that Ibrahim was neither Jewish nor Christian. He was a submitted to the creator and he never ever associated partners with his own maker and creator. And the word submitted happens to be Muslim. So he was Muslim in that he was a submitter. Subhan Allah, and over and above that, Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. He places the final nail by saying yeah kita p O People of the Book, Lima to ha
Why are you disputing about way Abraham belonged? warmer Oh, fuzzy logic
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you want to call him Judeo Christian but the Torah and the Bible were only revealed after him, so don't you have brains?
You calling him Jewish but the Torah was revealed after him. You calling him Christian? But the Bible was revealed after him. So Allah says, Don't you have the sense to understand he was a submitter, which means his whole beauty was that he never associated a partner with his maker. Why don't you do the same? And this is why in those verses Allah subhanho wa Taala tells Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam call the People of the Book.
Call all the Christians call on the Jews and tell them yeah, Helen kitabi da da da Kalamata.
been an hour by Lana Buddha Illallah hawala.
invite them by saying, oh, people of the book, come closer to us, come, and let's join the ranks on one common word between us that none of us should worship any besides our maker alone, without associating partners with him at all. And none of us should believe that any one of us should be worshipping one another. don't worship one another. don't worship a human. don't worship a prophet, don't worship a saint. don't worship a messenger don't know worship Allah alone. And that's it. And that's the word that Allah tells Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to invite the Jews and the Christians with and we are inviting them with exactly the same word, come to the common word that
which is between us and you worship your maker alone and nobody else.
And Allah says if they still do not want, then you should just say we bear witness that we are the submitters we have submitted. We will never wish people we will never worship Jesus May peace be upon him. We will never worship prophets. We will never worship render any act of hope.
For a stick or a stone, or any sun or the moon no only for Allah subhanho wa Taala. So this was a beautiful, beautiful
way of explaining. And this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us all and he tells Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as well, after calling Ibrahim alayhis salam was one of the most powerful words that he could have been called with. He says, follow his example. Listen to what Allah says. in Kibera, he Mecca.
Ibrahim himself was an oma
look at the word used what is the meaning of Omar? Omar is referring to two things. It refers to leadership. He was a leader. He was a powerful leader.
And Omar also means he was a nation in the sense that he had so much goodness that he was the founding pillar of entire nations to come after him.
And on top of that, his sincerity and his monotheism was so powerful that it was equivalent to all the others who came after him Subhana Allah from his people. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a deep understanding. And after that Allah subhanho wa Taala says, from hyena Elijah Annie, Debbie Mila
Leakey, then we reveal to you Oh Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam follow this pure pristine path of Abraham May peace be upon him, for indeed he was not from amongst those who are associated partners with us. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala. Again, praises Ibrahim Alayhi Salam in the Quran. Allah says
woman accendo Dean M and s llamada Hoon in a while Who am I saying? What about me letter ebara Hema hanifa? Who can they be better in religion than the one who has surrendered to his own God?
The one who has submitted to Allah and he has followed the pristine path of Abraham May peace be upon him without associating partners with Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and Allah says, What? Allahu
Allah, hence Allah to kibra him as a Helene as a close friend. Because of all that he did and look at the praise of Allah subhanho wa Taala the praise of Ibrahim by Allah subhanho wa Taala is great. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says Deborah he made to us to us and we answered them one after the other. He made a dua, what is called eva hemara beija.
Bella, Amina Allah grant security in this place. Today there is safety in Mecca Subhan Allah,
He says make this city this town, very secure, very safe, Mashallah. It is very safe, safe in comparison to other places of the globe. May Allah subhanahu wa taala grant a security and also it is known as a haram meaning prohibited to engage in sin prohibited to engage in certain items in that particular territory prohibited to kill insects and animals unnecessarily in that particular territory. They are all in peace because of the drought of Ibrahim alayhi salam.
So when Abraham says yeah, Allah make us a peaceful place. Allah prohibited all of us from harming any creatures or anyone there, whoever sins in Makkah has, or will receive a greater sin than the same sin being committed elsewhere on the globe. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us all from sin and may forgive ourselves. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says, He says, What do you know bunny bunny? Buddha Lawson.
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E M. O Allah saved myself and saved my offspring. My children from worshipping idols were indeed these idols have led a lot of people astray or Allah whoever follows me they are from me and whoever does not follow you Allah you are most forgiving. Look at what he said. Whoever does not follow Allah you are most forgiving. So Allah subhanho wa Taala heard the DA. So therefore, Allah makes mention of something interesting. Allah subhanho wa Taala says
calama cafaro to Paulina,
When Allah responded Ibrahim, Allah said, I will grant you all the goodness I will give you the produce, I will give you every form of goodness. And for those who follow you as well.
As for those who disbelieve
I will give them a chance. I will give them respect. I will
Give them goodness in this world, they may receive a lot of good in the world, whoever tends to meet tense, whoever doesn't, then they will be subjected to severe punishment if they don't turn before their point of death. So our call, firstly to all of us, and then to those who are not Muslim, we need to tend to our maker and submit to the one who created us alone before we die. So when we pray, we say oh, you who made me you alone? Do I put my head on the ground for all you whom I'm going to return to have mercy upon me the day I returned to you? We do not risk anything in Islam. In Islam, no risks. I don't say oh man, oh stone, oh person, a prophet. No. I say Oh Allah. Ya Allah. When I
returned to you, Grant me goodness, I am putting my head on the ground for you alone. This is the power of Ibrahim is called. And shaytan has come after that to divert people away from this. So he diverted the Christians and he diverted so many other people. They began to worship people and they began to worship. Others may Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard us.
So Ibrahim alayhis salam makes another dua and he Allah subhanho wa Taala firstly praises him Allah says Ibrahim Shakira, Rumi, he was a person who was always thankful he was never ungrateful, no matter what condition we kept him on. He was thankful. Allah says ej daba da da, da sera mustafi. Allah chose him and Allah guided him to the right path. So this is why we need to ask Allah to guide us guidance is in the hands of Allah subhanho wa Taala. We can hear a powerful talk. And we leave here saying it's a powerful talk, hey, today I heard a lack of speech, Mashallah, that's where it stops.
If that's the case, what guidance did we get from it? Did my life changed because I heard a powerful talk, if you change now, we are speaking even if we don't tell anyone, we had a powerful talk, but our lives change. Now we have achieved something. But if it hasn't changed, we will hear talk after talk. eloquence upon eloquence and still we won't change. We will continue saying good talk. Good job, good job and that's where to stop when we die. Also, we'll be talking Good luck. May Allah subhanho wa Taala do that to us.
So Allah says, Tina dunya Hassan, we gave him goodness in this world and war in
Iraq, in Amina Salim. And even in the era, we have taken him as those who are solid, those who appeal to enter into the earth here on the highest of levels. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says Ibrahim Alayhi Salam always made to offer his children. Whenever Allah granted him something he says, Yeah, Allah, what about my children? What about my offspring from the time before he had children?
So when Allah subhanho wa Taala says, What? Allah Ibrahima boobie can imagine.
Paula in Ninja locali nassima. When Allah tested Ibrahim Alayhi, salam, he passed all the tests. So Allah says, oh, Ibrahim, I appoint you as an Imam, as a leader. What did he say? Allah Wa, re at Allah. What about my family? What about my children? You made me an email. I want them also to be imams. So look what Allah says. Allahu Akbar.
Allah speaks about the progeny now of you Rahim Allah as Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala says
wa jal Nam In whom
do not be Amina. We made them also amounts. We made them also leaders who were calling towards us or our hyena, he
was a farmer Salah t
zakka t, and we revealed to them to do good, and to enjoy and that which is good, and to give out charities and to fulfill their prayers. These were some of the things that Allah revealed upon the children of Ibrahim, now a question might arise.
The question is,
so who were the offspring? Allah subhanho wa Taala tells Ibrahim alayhi salatu was Salam ala Brahim, the gift we want to give you is two things will keep it in your family,
and revelation in your family, the books that will come down your family, all of them, and the messengers, your family. So Allah tells us in the Quran, the names of some of these children of Ibrahim, whom he had chosen.
Do you want to hear these names so beautifully? They are just written out Allahu Akbar. Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
what will happen Allah whoa is how
you had two names, isn't it? Subhana Allah. Allah says we granted him a gift of his heart and yaku is married is coming.
Just now the name will come He was also a child. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says
we guided them all. While no one had a clue, just like we had guided Noah before then. So no Holly Salam was the father. Ibrahim Alayhi. Salam was from the family of No. And now we find Allah has made mention of two names, his heart and yaku then Allah subhanho wa Taala says
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look at the names one after the other Moses out on so on and so on Allahu Akbar mentalist peace be upon them, it doesn't stop there. Allah gives us a break so we can rest or we can take a breath.
Allah says workaholic energy mazzini that is how we re recompense those who do good, which means we keep the deme in their progeny. You find this strong alum of Dean his children will also be a llama and his grandchildren will also be Rama for as long as they are serving the dean. Their children will continue serving the tea.
That is Allah.
And it continues, was the carry
number for names Allah gives us a break.
In they were all pious.
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la kebab. Look at all the names one after the other. They just being recited Allah telling Ibrahim alayhi salatu wa salam, here you are, everything is set. When we instructed you, you surrendered without ever batting an eyelid. Now you look what will happen for you. This is a lesson for us. Allah tests you 1234 he tests you one after the other big, big test. When you surrender once, twice, three times. Don't start saying Oh, someone did magic on me. That's why this is happening. No, it is Allah he's testing you. When you pass all those tests allow will fling open those doors in such a way that you won't even know.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, after that it's not stopped, the names might have stopped but Allah says warming
him was at him while he was at home.
from their parents, from their children from their brethren, we guide them, we chose them, we showed them the right path. So not only those names, but all their families, a lot of them. Allah says we guided them because Ibrahim alayhis salam
effort and his sacrifice. And this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala says, wasn't very bad. Donna Ybarra Hema is haka was a bandana Ivana Hema is haka khumba ad.
O Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam make mention of Ibrahim is happy and Yaqoob who were granted lots of power and they were granted lots of foresight. Allah says, in
whom we chose them, we chose them. And this is why in the Quran right at the beginning and so on, but Allah, Allah says, In
Ybarra him Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah me, Allah has chosen Adam, and he chose Noah and the progeny and he chose the family of Abraham, and he chose the family of Mr. Ron May peace be upon them all. Allah chose them over and above all of mankind. So it's Allah chooses. And this is why Allah speaks about jealousy. people today are jealous. Someone is an alum, they jealous, someone has wealth, they jealous, someone has goodness they jealous. Someone has any form of something positive people become jealous. So Allah says, jealousy. Do you want to know whom we missed out the most? You think you know what jealousy is all about? A Macedonian
family? Are they being jealous with the normal and ordinary people regarding the virtue that Allah has given them? Allah says Hang on, we want to tell you what we gave someone else.
For further attina Allah Ybarra HeMan kita, Juan Mata Tina,
the family of Abraham, we gave them all three things that you could ever be jealous about what are the three things we gave them Al Kitab, which means we revealed books to them. We gave them revelation, we kept it in them. Now let's see who wants to speak about jealousy. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says, We gave them hikma we gave them the wisdom we gave them the path. Look at Ibrahim how he spoke to the people how he conveyed the message. Look at Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam from the family of Ibrahim how he conveyed the message
Allahu alayhi wa sallam, and Allah subhanho wa Taala says, We gave them in the family of Abraham milk and albumin, we gave them lots and lots of not only property but even authority. Take a look at David and Solomon that would enable a man may peace be upon them. They were prophets and they were kings at the same time. So Pamela, they were from the family of Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam. So Allah says, Look at what we gave them, so don't be jealous. ask Allah. Allah is the owner by you being jealous of someone is not going to come to you. If that was the case, we'd all be looking hard at the Raymond whale of that man Mashallah.
Look at it and suddenly you find it in your hand, Michelle.
That was the case we look at everybody's vehicles as well. Driving next to the guy with a Bugatti and you just stare at the next thing you feel like you're in it, Allahu Akbar. If that was the case, that would be the system. Allah says no, you want one ask Allah work towards it, you will achieve it. You want Allah pleasure, spiritually. ask Allah work towards it, you will achieve it may Allah subhanho wa Taala open our doors. Then we have the death of Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam he passed away.
And it is report reported and recorded that he passed away in an area in Philistine which is today known as El hellene. It is known as alkylene, also known as Hebron. And where he passed away he was buried he was coffin in shrouded by his own children and buried there Subhana Allah, then the other two children of
Ibrahim alayhis salam is mine. And this hack, the older one is this man may peace be upon him. The younger one is his hack. Not much has been mentioned in the Quran about both of them besides the story of Ishmael and his salam, prior to him having been granted prophet with by Allah subhanho wa Taala. After that Allah makes mention of very few qualities of him. I'd like to make mention of them today. So that tomorrow we can commence with the Prophet Luth in sha Allah.
Allah says, In the verses we read this evening in tarawih, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, What corofin kitabi isma
make mention of the Prophet Ismail in the book in Ghana saw the ad he was very, very truthful to his promise, he used to fulfill His promises, and his appointments were can
be here and he was sent and he was also granted scriptures.
Well can I mo Allah who is solid he was at work and
he used to constantly remind his family members to fulfill salah and to purify themselves giving charity and he was one whom Allah was pleased with. So these are, this is what he's made mention of his main idea salatu salam, as well as HACC la Salatu was Salam. Allah makes mention of him, where he speaks about the Prophet Jacob. And the way he speaks about the fact that he was the father of Jacob iacobelli salatu salam, and Jacob yaku May peace be upon him had children from amongst them was Joseph Yusuf alayhi salatu was Salam.
So Allah makes mention of how Ibrahim had a son who was an OB had another son who was an OB had a son who was an OB so use Valley Salam had a very, very high lineage because he was an OB son of an OB son of an AVI, son of a Helene of Allah subhanho wa Taala. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all goodness until we meet again. So Allah wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad, so Hannah labmd subhanak Elohim or the Hamdi Allah Allah Elantra stouffville.