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smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu wa Sallim wa barik ala Muhammad Sallallahu ala nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa Benin woman tambien BSN in Isla de Nueva beloved brothers beautiful verses of Surah tramontina wherein Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of Ibrahim alayhi salatu was Salam. And Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of the trials and the tribulations he went through and the statements that were made by him, and those who followed him who were very, very small in number. Some narration say initially there were only two people who follow the primary Salatu was Salam. One was his nephew, Luke melas peace and blessings be upon him
later later to be appointed as an abbey of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And one was his wife, Sarah melas, peace and blessings be upon her as well. So, as we know, the enmity was open between him and his people, his own father on one side, his relatives with the Father, and He alone on the other side with one or two who had followed him, and the statements that were made. Allah says this man was such a powerful person in his faith in his belief that you need to take a lesson from him, not only Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam is being instructed to take a lesson from what happened to Ibrahim alayhis salam, but every single one of us, when you stand steadfast and firm for the pleasure of
Allah, you will face lots of trials, lots of tribulations from your family, from your relatives, from your community, from people who are close, as well as people who may be distant, but how to stand up on steadfastness, you need to learn that from Ibrahim alayhi salatu was Salam. So the opening verse that was read this evening, Allah says
that the Canon lecom busua to enhance Allah indeed for you. There is a powerful example to be followed for you
Ibrahima one Latina ma who in Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam and those who were with him. So if you would like to learn a lesson, learn about Ibrahim alayhi salaatu wa Salaam read what happened to him see, and there is a very good lesson to be drawn from him. And from those who followed him if Tallulah told me him when they told their own people, in Bora
they told their own people they told he told his father and he told his, you know, men who are from his own community, he said to them in Bora amin come we are indeed free from you. We are not associating that which you have associated as partners with Allah subhanho wa Taala and minmatar. Allah we are definitely free from that which you are calling out to besides Allah, we will call out to Allah alone, call us what you want, say whatever you like, do what you want. They try to throw him in the fire Allah protected him. They tried to do so many things, Allah protected him and those who followed him.
And at the same time, he continued saying, Do what you want, we are free from you. kavarna become we have disbelieved in what in your in yourselves and what you have believed in, we are totally different.
Well, Bada ba Nana avena, como la de la, and between us and yourselves, the enmity has become manifest, it has become clear, this enmity is no longer hidden, it's apparent you tried to throw throw me in the fire, you warned me that you're going to stone me to death, you told me we're going to drive you out here and so on. So Allah says he told his people that look, the enmity is very clear between us and you.
And the hatred is also very clear, forever, it's going to last a long time.
Until you believe in Allah alone, we will continue considering you an enemy. Now, why is this being made mention of here, we need to draw a distinct line between those who have fought the ones who call them towards goodness and those who have remained silent or those who are still listening those who have not harmed them in any way, there is a very big difference between the two. When you are standing firm and you are preaching goodness to people, they will fall into several categories one, those who will listen and they will follow Alhamdulillah Mashallah. One those who are silent, they are still listening. They are trying to make up their minds what's going to happen, what's not going
to happen? They still there is a lot of hope. You need to be good to them kind to them you need to fulfill their rights. But one group those who fight you openly and they want to drive you out. They have already tried it. They have harmed you they have thrown you into the fire. Oh Ibrahim, may Allah protection be upon us all.
Those are outright enemies. The enmity Ibrahim Alayhi Salam says between us and you who tried to harm us is going to last until you believe in Allah alone at that Minami la vida.
So Allah says, follow that example. And make sure that you know the different categories of people when you call them towards goodness, oh Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, and this was a point of encouragement for him and his followers. Thereafter, Allah makes an exception. Allah says Allah tala Ibrahim, one thing you don't follow when it comes to Ibrahim alayhis salam, one thing he said one statement he made which you don't follow? What is that? The statement he made to his father that don't worry, I will seek forgiveness of Allah for you. So that Allah says don't follow that statement. The reason is, Ibrahim Alayhi Salam said, according to what used to happen, and according
to what was happening at the time, when people were very close to their parents, and they had a concern for their parents not realizing that that concern has a limit. And that is when Alex Ross is being invoked by the actions of these people, whilst they are alive. We call them we pray for their guidance and so on. But you can never say Don't worry, I will pray for your forgiveness on the day of judgment and I will do this and that because the worry should be there. They should be concerned. This is why Allah subhanho wa Taala says Ibrahim alayhi salatu wa sallam, when he made the statement to his father saying oh my father, I will seek forgiveness for you with Allah Subhana Allah to
Allah. When Allah told him your father is an enemy of mine, how can you say that? So immediately he said, Okay, I'm not going to do that. I will not seek forgiveness for him. So this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala says, You need to know that you cannot make do out for your deceased parents who have died upon Cooper oceanic. One might ask why there are so many reverts revert to Islam, parents or perhaps Hindus, or parents are maybe mushriks or whatever else Christians or Jews, why can we not make dua for them? That's a question and it's a good question. The reason is, and I want to give you what a beautiful example, if your child goes to school and they've stolen at school or done
something very bad at school,
And then you come as a parent when you find out that your child has done wrong at the school. And you go to the headmaster and say please forgive my child, but the child says no, what I did was right. is the is the headmaster going to? You will look like the fool. You look like the fool. Because you on one hand the saying My child is wrong, I'm sorry. And the chances that I'm not wrong. What I did was like 100%, I don't what I did was solid. So you would be a fool first sort out your child say, look, what did you do wrong? If the child says yes, wrong. Now let's go together, we can go to the headmaster and seek forgiveness and say we are wrong. So if your parent you tried with
your father or your mother to say, look, accept the message, if they said, okay, we've accepted say, now I asked Allah to forgive you for what has happened. But if they deny, they don't want they don't listen. Then you want to go to Allah and say, oh, Allah subhanho wa Taala. There's my father, he chose what he chose, but I am saying forgiving him. Allah says, What can you say that you're making a fool of yourself? He chose something with his own world. It was his test which he failed your test make sure you pass it. So this is an example that if we think about it carefully, we will come to understand why it is prohibited. to insult Allah subhanho wa Taala by saying, Look, my father made a
choice. My mother made a choice. My parents made choices to earn your anger, but I am telling you just overlook it. Forget, forget about it. I am seeking forgiveness on their behalf. This is why Allah says regarding the hypocrites Oh Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, if you seek forgiveness for them 70 times allow on forgiving them. Let them seek forgiveness once Allah will forgive them. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah grant us a deep understanding. So this is why Allah says don't follow that one statement of Ibrahim but the rest of everything that has happened, you need to know that it is worth following learning, listening to adopting and so on. And this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala says
Ibrahim Alayhi Salam made a statement which is also very powerful Madame licola come in Allah and he still told his father after that powerful statement, oh my father, if Allah intends to do anything to you, I cannot stop it. And I cannot you know, allow I cannot instruct it allows instruction and unless decision is final, what he wants to do with you is up to him. So if parents have passed away on Cooper and ship or children have passed away or family members have passed away on that, you need to know one thing. Allah will treat them with his mercy and His power at the same time with justice. You don't have to worry. May Allah subhanahu wa taala. Grant us goodness, yes. If our children have
at least tried they've added the Shahada, or the parents have added the Shahada. We can say yeah, Allah they said the Shahada forgive them like Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam told his uncle Abu Talib. Yeah, cool Kalamata ha joola kamiyama tiama. Oh, my uncle, say one phrase and I'll fight your case. You just say a shadow Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah. Allah, Allah, Muhammad Abdullah sudo the left the rest of it, leave it to me, so hon Allah but if you are not prepared to say that, then how can you leave anything to me? May Allah Subhana Allah Allah, grant us goodness, obviously that that statement of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam would have meant that on this man's deathbed if he uttered
those words, Allah had promised Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, Mancha, Farouk elemina dunya Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah Jana, whoever utters these words as the last phrases before they pass away, they will be granted gentlemen, La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasulullah so on those grounds, this was going to be tackled, may Allah subhanho wa Taala. Grant us that statement as the last statement before we leave and as we are going, so Allah Subhana Allah Cotta, we're gonna learn from the Tao of Ibrahim, he says, Oh my Rob, we lay our trust in you were in a car anabaena and Oh Allah, we have turned to you what Allah can mercy and we are going to return to you.
Ibrahim alayhi salam, a powerful man Allah calls him and oma, he makes this to our robina Allah, Allah. When did he make the dua when he was in distress when he had problems when he had difficulties when his family turned against him, when everything around him seemed to be crumbling to him, nothing crumbled, because Allah was on his side. A lot of us sometimes you might feel lonely because of what might be going on. If you have imagined there is no loneliness because Allah is with you. What loneliness if the whole world is against you, but Allah is with you. You have no loneliness. This was Ibrahim alayhi salam, one man with two people and he says Robin Allah katakana
Allah, we lay our trust in you. We know you are the best disposal of our affairs. Whatever you do is the best for us. What Elijah and Abner and that having been said, We turned to you. What this means is you cannot say that we're called to Allah and you are committing adultery, you are committing, you know, all sorts of sin eating perhaps interest or gambling or clubbing or drugging or consuming alcohol. Allah says the condition of tawakkol is Inaba. You need to lay your trust in Allah whilst you are turning to Allah subhanahu wa taala. So when you say estavela Allah forgive me, I'm turning to you. I'm laying my
trusting you now your statement is valuable. How can you say I lay my trust in Allah but you are not following the instruction of Allah that is false. So this is why immediately he says and Oh Allah we are going to return to you iligan machine we know ultimately we're going to come back to you no matter what these people do, they might harm us they might attack us, but we know even if they destroy us, ultimately we are all going to return to you when he makes it to our which is powerful, which we all should know.
Robin Allah tala fitna de la vena cava O Allah, do not make us a trial for the disbelievers. You know what that means. Don't let them become victorious over us so that they think that we were wrong and they were right. But what a powerful which means Oh Allah grant us victory over them or at least don't allow them to be victorious over us. Today we have people around us the enemies of Islam, whenever they attack Islam and they conquer, they feel we were right, these guys were wrong. So Allah says that you are to be made upon Allah tala fitna, 10 Medina kafo Allah Don't let them rejoice through the trial, that you may you know you cause us to lose the battle with them. May
Allah subhanho wa Taala protect the soul. This is a beautiful to Arab and Allah to Allah fitna, Linda vena cava and the dual continuous warfare Ilana Remember I told you, that you you've got to say Allah forgive me turn to Allah, you lay your trust in Allah. You've got to turn to Allah by saying Allah forgive me, I am turning to you. And don't allow my enemies to rejoice by my defeat. And this is why the Hadith says la Hari Shama Talia HCA fire hameau, La Jolla Vitaly, we sitting here we are meaning we believe in Allah. We've added the Shahada, whether you like it or not, there is a bond of Eman between me and you, whether you like it or not, whether we get along or not, there
is a bond of demand between me and you, you utter a Shahada, I utter it your aim is to please Allah and so is mine. So ultimately, you may not like me, something may be wrong between me and you. But at the end of the day, voila, here we are heading in one direction. So the Hadith says, Do not be rejoice at the loss of your brother, because Allah might cure them and inflict you with a similar loss. So don't laugh when you see some people you know, they suffer loss a good it deserves them, right? This these people were bad. Allah says Hang on, we are the ones who are in control, we can have mercy on them in one moment. And in a flick, we can get you down the same way they were down
and they then then they will be up. What will you say at that time? So this is why we need to be very careful. And we need to realize and understand each one of us. Let's Let's concern ourselves with our link with Allah loves one another for the sake of Allah. And remember, your aim is one eye one paradise. And I want to see you in paradise. No matter how many differences I've had here in the dunya between myself and yourself. Still, we would like to see one another in Paradise by the will of Allah that is the heart of a movement. That is the heart of a Muslim, may Allah subhanho wa Taala purify us And may Allah grant us goodness. So he says, In the Quran, Al Aziz will Hakeem. Indeed you
are most powerful, most wise, meaning he is saying it villanelle robina Allah forgive us, you are most powerful, most wise. I'd like to pause for a moment whenever we hear, Oh Allah forgive us. Usually the verses would come after that.
Whenever we hear of the forgiveness of Allah, after that, the verses ended by saying Indeed Allah is most forgiving, Most Merciful. Why is it that here? It is not that it says in the candle Aziz al Hakim, Allah forgive me you are most powerful, most wise. This is humbleness and humility. Ibrahim Alayhi. Salam is saying Oh Allah, you have the power to punish me but I want you to forgive me. Oh Allah, you can destroy me in one flick. But I want you to forgive me. So Aziz is actually a very, very high quality of Allah which means he forgives when he is able to punish how many of us are ready to forgive people when we know we can make their life a mess, love Akbar. And Allah says, This
is now a quality you are speaking about. Subhana Allah and this is why he says al Hakim, Allah is the wise he knows what to do with who and when to do it. So Allah says laka can Allah convene him Hassan Hassan Indeed, we are repeating the statement for you that there is a powerful example for you to follow in those people. But who will follow that example, Lehman carniola Yamanaka only those who are looking forward to the meeting with Allah and to the life after death, or the last day the day of judgment. If we are looking forward to meeting with Allah, we will learn the Quran, we will learn the revelation, we will understand that we need to spread love amongst one another. And we
need to realize the power of the togetherness of those who are focused in one direction today, when if all of us want to
drop the price, for example, just an example of the cuff. If all of us big business people want to drop the price of one commodity in the market, if we are singular, we may not be able to achieve that. But if we have a meeting, and put aside our differences, because we are focused in one direction, believe me, we will affect the price of eggs in China. As they say, this won't affect the price of eggs, we will be able to do it. If we are united.
We can either drop it or raise it somehow. Because you know, when we are united, we can do it. But when we are this united, my brothers, we are heading in one direction we have one aim, why then should we have these petty differences that make us very, very diluted May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the heart of a movement and the heart of conviction and forgiveness. So this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala says, and these are powerful verses, whoever believes in Allah looking forward to meeting with Allah looking forward to the last day and that recognition, they will take a lesson from Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam and his life, his statements, his stories and what happened when my
Allah, Allahu Allah, Muhammad, Allah wounds, whoever wants to turn away, whoever is not looking forward to the meeting with Allah, whoever is not looking forward to the day of judgment, then they should know that Allah is independent, and he is full of praise. You don't praise Allah, He does not need your praise. There are others who praise Him. Subhana Allah, this is what I say. So Allah is giving us a powerful piece of advice, instruction, and after that, he's saying, Look, I've given you such a beautiful word here is a lovely life to follow. If you don't want remember, I am independent. It's for your benefit that I'm telling you what I'm telling you and I am full of praise Allah says.
Then Allah makes a powerful statement. And I think all of us need to ponder over this. This verse has brought tears to my eyes so many times. It is a verse of hope. And it is a verse that has taught us so many lessons, and it will teach every one of us lessons because all of us seated here. We have perhaps in our hearts some form of negativity against sometimes a few of our own Muslim brothers and sisters. So Allah says Allah who don't underestimate the power of Allah, Allahu Allah byakko ouabain Latina de to mean home mama Dutton. Allah is all capable, all powerful Allah is perhaps or he may create, Allah may create between you and the one you hate, love. You know what that means? A lot may
create love between you and someone you really hate. Have you ever thought of this?
And after this verse, you watch how Abu sufian and the others the enemies of Islam, who had fought Islam, who murdered so many Muslims, they became known as the Allahu
Akbar, they became known as the Allahu anhu. I know of stories where they are people where murder has occurred in the family, and two generations down, the grandchildren or great grandchildren intermarried and the families were united once again, murder occurred in the family, this is a real example. And this has happened more than once. So Allah says, you know, this enmity, you need to know its limits. The Prophet sallahu wa sallam explains Bieber Habiba Kahuna ma de una de Vaca Yo Mama
Mama Assa una Habiba Yo mama powerful, powerful Hadith. He says when you love someone love them in moderation one day they may become your enemy, then they will hold too much regarding yourself and they will hold you at ransom you know when you love someone too much inside outside their houses they know all your secrets your inside out the day they there is a break in relation. Wow. You are so worried what if they tell what if this happens what if that happens? The prophet SAW Selim says, you love Allah alone, that type of love. Even in marriage, you need to know there is a bit of a limit, which means there are certain things you do not become foolish to expose Allahu Akbar. If
that marriage has to break by some will of Allah subhanho wa Taala they may be holding information about you that can help enslave you completely. May Allah protect us. So this is why the Hadith says On the flip side, hate your enemy with moderation. Don't hate him to the degree that the day when Allah creates love between you you will be embarrassed love. They can be marriage between your child and their child while law he they can be and it has happened. Not only that, they can be loved. for business purposes it can happen. They can be love here in this particular verse for purposes of Dean when someone might turn to the dean and then they become your close bosom buddies. A few days ago.
We witness the entry
into Islam of one of the biggest enemies of Islam in the Netherlands.
Anyone who might have seen that on the internet or Twitter and so on, you would have found the man who was responsible for championing the cause of the ban of the boycott the ban of the you know, menorahs and then he wants to ban Islam completely. his deputy accepted Islam.
And you know, a lot of the time when we hear things we feel maybe this is rumor and so on. This was real. He announced it on Twitter suddenly, on his own account, he had to Allah Allah, Allah, Allah to Allah, Muhammad Rasul Allah, what a shock to the whole world. This is the verse Allah says, Do not underestimate the power of Allah. He can create love between you and the one whom you hate you dislike. So remember when you dislike someone you need to know the limits of that dislike, and you need to know what Allah subhanho wa Taala has said. So Allah says, Allah Hoopa de Allah is able, Allah is able to do what Allah is able to match the opposites. Allah is able to bring together the
one who, who hates the other one and create love out of them.
And Allah is able to convert loss into profit. And Allah is able to convert sickness into good health. It's Allah he's able to do anything the opposite means nothing to alight the flick and it's done. So this is why Allah says think oh man who is in control, it's me. Then Allah says Allah hookah De La Hoya fudo Rahim. Now he says, Indeed, Allah is most forgiving, Most Merciful. We also need to learn to forgive one another. We might have a bit of hatred, a little bit of some form of quality that we might be not so proud of in our hearts, because a movement drew movement should not have hatred against another movement. That is a fact. Until we get to that level we need to fight
with our own knifes no matter what. And try it believe me there comes a stage when you just feel you look at others who are meaning no matter what. And you feel love in your heart. Yeah, Allah grant them paradise. Yeah, Allah opened their doors no matter who they are, yeah, Allah, we may have differences in this dunya Allah opened their doors, give them good health, Grant their children successful give them paradise. Yeah, Allah and Allah, they would never know that I am the one making dua for them, but through the Baraka of my dua grant me paradise as well. Allahu Akbar, may Allah grant us the heart of a movement that is the heart of a true believer. So here Allah says,
in fact, before I mentioned the next verse, let me tell you what happened at the time of Rasulullah Salah Salem, asthma Binti Abu Bakr, radi Allahu Ana, her mother at one stage was a moose Eureka.
And she came to Al Madina, munawwara during the time of her day, BIA are just after her davia And what happened is, she brought gifts for her daughter, and her daughter said, No, I'm not taking these gifts and you cannot enter my house, you are a Muslim, you are unclean. So the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was approached, and asthma Binti Abu Bakr radi Allahu Allah, she asked the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Look, my mother has come and she's brought in this and that, what should I do? So then these verses were revealed, Lionheart como la guanine, Latina la musica de la COVID-19. Allah does not stop you from respecting and fulfilling the rights of those who have not
fought you, in your religion, those who have not driven you out of your homes, Allah has not stopped you and prohibited you from being good and just to them and fulfilling their rights when it comes to kindness to them.
So, Allah Subhana Allah, Allah says in Allah hibou cassadine, Allah loves those who are just this is your mother, she did not involve in fighting you driving you out of your home, she was from the silent category, the category that did not harm you the category that perhaps is still listening the category that is not open outright enemy. So this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala says he loves those who are just you need to distinguish between the parties, and you need to know which party falls into which place and how to treat each one. Then the next verse Allah says in Namibia and hakama lava and Isla de Nakata no COVID-19. Allah stops you
from befriending those. Allah stops you from befriending those who have fought you regarding your deen because of your belief they have fought you and they have driven you out of your homes, and they have assisted those who have driven you out of your homes, you are not allowed to befriend them, or to use them as protectors. Very clear verse. So for example, I want to give you a typical example. If a robber comes to your house, and he happens to be a Muslim, you see him by his topi, or by his headgear, and he jumps into your fence and he now is breaking your window. Someone might ask the question, am I allowed to find a policeman who's not a Muslim to come and help? The answer is
logic, that you are allowed to perform the policeman and say, Hey, there is a robber, you can say this man is a Muslim and seeking protection from a non Muslim, because that policeman falls under the category of a person who did not fight you against your dean or drive you out of your home. But if there was a policeman who hated your guts, and you knew that and he's made you suffer in your, in your property, and in your, you know, various other aspects of your existence, and thereafter, when a rubber jumps your wall, you found him, we would be foolish, very foolish, because he's going to say, Okay, now is the time to fix this man. We need to now see what we can do. May Allah protect us.
So the same way Allah gives you a ruling, to say, you want to be kind, you want to perhaps strike a deal with those who have not driven you out of your homes and fought you no problem. But if you want to create if you want to have friendship with the true enemies who have driven you out, they fought you, the enmity is declared and it's known, then you are foolish. Allah says we prohibit that it's not allowed. Don't do that woman yet Allah for Allah homopolymer. Whoever wants to still go ahead and be friends, such people, they are the ones who are oppresses. Now these are beautiful verses to be honest with you. I've spoken for half an hour. And at the same time, I felt that maybe we should
end the surah but we will leave it for next week. It is powerful, and these verses are such that they apply to us, although we will find that they were revealed 1400 and something years ago, we learn a lot from them. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us love, May He grant us unity may grant us true peace may make us from amongst those who can realize what type of a heart movement should be having, and may He open our doors and grant us paradise and may He unite us in the dunya as well as in the akhira under the banner of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam wherein we declare a shadow Allah Allah illallah wa shadow Mohammed Abu hora Zulu as the last words before we go May Allah
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