When Hamza Arrived
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hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa salam ala Humala and Amina Muhammad Asad Kumar I didn't mean while early he was so habit it for you been a thought hit in Ahmedabad has said Mr. Lee Kumar rahmatullahi wa barakato we praise and thank Almighty Allah subhana wa Taala for the countless blessings that He has bestowed upon us. We thank Allah subhana wa Taala specifically for that Nana of iman. no greater gift has been given to us by ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala than being a follower of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Today's topic Inshallah, to Allah is when Hamza arrived.
the grandfather of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was very strategic when choosing names for his sons, and it was almost fixated on bravery. And so you would have names like Abbas Hamza, and we had names in the family like Osama and all these names meant lion indicative of bravery.
And when Hamza bin Abdul Muttalib Radi Allahu Taala and who arrived in Makkah, on the day when Abu gehele became physical with a Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. This was a game changer to the Dawa of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He was known for hunting exotic animals. He was known for being outside of the Macan community and even involved himself with politics. And so when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Dawa started, he never really took a position he wasn't against all for the Dawa of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam but on the day when he enters Makkah, and he sees that his nephew is being harmed physically, he takes a puja, he takes his bow,
hits him on his head, and says, do you do this to my nephew and I am on the religion that he is. You basically accepted the message of the Prophet sallahu alayhi wa sallam without even hearing or listening to the details of the of the message, and therefore, he was schooled. I said Allah, the Lion of Allah, and the lion of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the Hamza was speaking about today is not Hamza bin Abdul Muttalib. But rather, I was requested by Sheikh Mohammed waste to share a story of another Hamza, and this Hamza is Hamza my son.
Allah Subhana. Allah Allah protect him. So for years, you know, we went to Duke miles and my brother in law mashallah they say he is one of the, you know, most accurate imitators of she have the basket of the summit at every dogma, he would recite the following verse
Leela himolla to Summon what you will Earth, your local Maya Yeah, Hubballi my Yasha INETA ye ye Habu, Lima Yeshua, as this verse starts out by stating who Allah subhana wa Taala is to Allah subhanho wa Taala is the Dominion. Allah is the king of the heavens and the earth. Yeah, Hubballi Mejia share in Africa, look at the beautiful word that ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala uses yabb WIBA. Allah is Allah hub, the one who gifts Yeah, Hubballi Mejia Shah, oh,
in Atha Allah gifts for whom he wishes female offspring, daughters, yr Hubballi, my Yasha as the court and Allah subhanho wa Taala gifts whom he wishes male children. And so we find from amongst the prophets of Allah subhanho, wa taala. Nabil Allah He looked at only daughters. What we understand from the story of Nutella is Salaam is that he had female offspring. And we know that the prophets Allah Allah wa salam speaks about the virtue of having female offspring, that two events two three, and looks after them well that they are close to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the year after. And it is not strange that ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala starts with female children
speaking to a society that used to bury their daughters alive. And so Allah subhanho wa Taala teaches them that the girl children that are a gift, they are a key to paradise. Well yeah Hubballi may share it with the Quran and Allah Subhana Allah gives to others male children, the likes of Nabil Allah hiya coupe. And we know in the story of use of an Yaqoob this only being spoken about brothers
No mention of sisters. And then Allah subhana wa Taala continues, oh user with you home the Quran and we're INETA Allah subhanho wa Taala grants the individual, male and female children, the likes of our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was gifted by Alosa
male children, male offspring, and female offspring. Why ngi Aluma Yasha who are tema and Allah subhanho wa taala.
Make some of those people better. So some people, they receive girl children, female children, daughters, some receive sons, some receive pigeonpea is from Allah subhana, WA Tada and others Allah subhanho wa Taala make better. And we find people with our children. So at every dogma, when my brother in law would recite this, and he got married to my sister after I was already three years married and no children. So I thought, okay, maybe I'll have boys one day. And then five years go by 10 Years go by 15 years go by. And I started to accept YG Aluma yusho Akima perhaps I'm from that last category that will not have offspring. And lo and behold, of the 17 years, Allah subhanho wa
Taala grants me Hamza. And so that's why Sheikh Mohammed asked me to share the story with you. And in fact, his arrival was sudden, because I'm in my 40s, my wife is in her 40s. And when she was going through body changes, you know what our wives do first, they go to Google and and
symptoms, and they told her early menopause, early menopause. And so, when she finally went to the doctor, she was 33 weeks pregnant. We found out about him on the seventh of November, and the 25th of November of the Juma he was born of the 17 years. And so I bonded over this verse, and I thought to myself, every time I listened to this verse, I looked at all the categories, but I forgot the last part of the verse in who in Allah I Lehmann Kadir, in Allah, Allah Iman, Hadith, that Verily, Allah subhana wa Taala is the knowing the old powerful, this name of ALLAH SubhanA wa Tala al Qadir, it means ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala is the one with complete power. We have abilities, we have power, we
have the ability to do certain things, but we are in need of the ASVAB
if you look at the huger of the prophets, Allah Almighty was salam.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam leaves with Abu Bakr off the planning leaves during the time of clay Lulu, the afternoon nap, leaves without anybody following them leaves and the tracks are being cleaned, hides in a cave, all the ASVAB all the necessary precautions and all the knishes necessary steps are taken. Yet Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Taala and when they're in the cave, when the in the cave, our backer tells the Prophet sallahu alayhi wa sallam, if they should just live down to the feet, they will see us at this moment. Allah subhanho wa Taala and the Prophet sallahu wa salam it comes both in the Quran and the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the prophets
Allah it was salam dels Abu Bakr matherne Luca with name, what do you think is the condition of to Allah with salifu Houma Allah is the third one. Allah's help is with us the same response when Musa alayhis salam was going towards the sea Pharaoh own behind him see in front of him and his followers see in LA mudra Khun verily, we're going to be caught up with he's going to catch up with us. He said Keller No, in a Nairobi. So yeah, Dean, verily with me is my lord my Allah, and He will guide me. So sometimes we look at all the ASVAB we look at all the steps, because we didn't do anything different. We didn't go to a doctor. We didn't take any special medication. And so it was really
Allah subhanaw taala knowledge, ALLAH SubhanA wa tallas ability to do what he wants when he once and I could only imagine the happiness of nebula he is Zakaria because I'm in my 40s Maybe Ibrahim was past his 80s You know, maybe but I him did he circumcision to himself in his 80s he circumcised himself soon as he circumcised himself in his 80s so that means that time he didn't even have children yet. So beyond this 80s He was granted children, but Allah subhanho wa Taala so I could only imagine the happiness of nebula he Zachary
When Allah subhana, Allah says in surah Al Anbiya was a carrier, if neither a bow
or a biller to Verni fetida or antihero, anything, Oh Allah, do not leave me alone.
And I think this was a very scary idea, especially off the COVID for my wife, not that I have money, right but she said, What about inheritance? There's no child, there's no son, you know, that protects me. I only get my quarter and a quarter of what I don't know. But anyway,
I want to get this. I don't have a son to protect me. I don't have a Muharram to take me for when you die, it's I'm wondering. And this was the concern of Zakaria also learned about me further, Oh Allah, do not leave me alone.
So he says to Allah subhanho wa Taala Oh Allah, you're also the best of successes. We don't depend on children. We don't depend on spouses, but it's always nice to know there's a crutch to to lay on when we need it. We always like to know that there is support when we are in need of it. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says first digibind Allah, what will happen level? Yeah, Hamza, his name was almost
right. My nickname was always Abu Hamza, the father of Hamza. So when we found out about Hamza, no, I said, No, there's no no thinking about the name. His name is definitely Hamza. And even a students from the school came to read surah Maryam two as a gift. She said, No, maybe it should be here. So I said, No, no, no leave. You're here. That's going to stay. Hamza. So Allah subhanho wa taala. Gifted Zakaria yay. Yeah. Indeed, they used to race in doing good.
The wife of the Korea and Korea himself. They used to do good to Allah subhana wa Tada. And they used to call upon Allah subhana wa taala. They used to make dua to Allah subhana wa Tada with hope and fear. Robin, what are hubba? What can Lana quassia in and they used to humble themselves before us this was an OB Allah, he is a Korea, and he his wife. And so I asked my wife, what, what was different in 2022, that we got married in 2005. So what was different from 2005 to 2022. Earlier in 2022, in the mid middle of 2022, there was a day from Canada, Sheikh Mohammed Al Sharif, a graduate from Medina, Islamic University, who passed away in his 40s and used to have this coaching program,
we used to coach people how to make dua, and I wasn't aware of the fact that my wife was following this program. And following the two hour coaching of Sheikh Mohammed, a sheriff and he had this, you know, philosophy, Don't lower your standards, raise your DUA, because that's what I did. And after the first five years, I thought, No, it's not gonna happen for us. taneous different not gonna happen to us 15 years, not going to happen to us. And so I lowered my standards, and I didn't have my dua, where's my wife?
She thought she's in menopause. And she said, Oh Allah, and now you can reverse this, and you can give me a child and even knew about this. And so, this coaching from Sheikh Mohammed, really motivated and for the past year, she has been making dua for this. One of the two ask strategies, and I'm jumping the gun here. One of the two strategies that Sheikh Mohammed taught his students was to make dua for others, you know, we find this in the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, whoever makes the offer his brother in his absence, the melodica sees Amin and the same to to you. So there were a few colleagues of us who also were married 567 years, no children, and she
says one of the strategies that she used she used to make dua for them. And so Allah subhanaw taala, granted that for for her, but it really comes down to the power
really comes down to the power of dua, really comes down to the power of dua. The Prophet SAW low early was salam sees that Allah subhanho wa Taala is Cat Iman how ye, ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala is generous and shy. If his servant raises his hand to him, if he
Kevin's shy to return them empty. So it really comes down to asking Allah subhanaw taala. And so how do we ask Allah subhana wa taala? Firstly, we need to believe in the effectiveness of dua. So usually
we make dua and we think possibly it won't be accepted. But that's not the way we make dua. Prophets Allah Allah wa salam says odo Allah want to move in winnable hijab, make dua to Allah subhanho wa taala, believing that Allah will accept and so wishes Mohammed Al Sharif passed away. There was another day from Somali descent, Sheikh Mohammed factory, who says he was with Sheikh Mohammed at the conference. And she Mohammed asked him
you know, I was the family any kids yet? He said, No, she no kids, and the next words we always used to say is make dua. So she Muhammad said, I made dua, but What action are you taking? In our Sheikh Mohammed? They were at the conference, they went to a mall, and then he bought two outfits, baby outfits, a girl outfit, and a boy outfit and this is your Mohammed This is for you. See, what am I going to do with this? Is it though? Make dua and believe Allah subhanho wa Taala is going to grant you Allah granted him towards a girl and a boy.
This is the power of dua but even in our response we and we are taught by the prophets Allah Allah set up when we make dua don't say Inshallah, what do we say? I mean, Inshallah, no. We are taught by the prophets Allah, Allah was set up to say, I mean, Allah, accept, we don't say Allah except if you want know, we are pleading we are knocking at the door of Allah subhanho wa taala. And this is so amazing with regards to our relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala as the Arabic poets It was when a year Adam, you have a double Hina us
right, let us learn the bunny. The Maha Jetta do not ask the son of Adam anything while Sally lady Ebola Ebola to Polacco, but also the one who's those never close. The son of Adam becomes angry when you ask him. But Allah subhana wa Taala becomes angry when you don't ask him. And so we believe in the power of dua, and that's part of how a dua is accepted from Allah subhanho wa taala. When we make dua, what does that highlight? Number one, it highlights your weakness, as a human being in front of Allah subhanho wa taala, nobody else can help you. Nobody, even the Quraysh when they had all the idols, when the when they were on the sea, and the ocean was going crazy. And they were
about to drown, they would make dua to Allah subhanaw taala directly. When they got to the show, they'd go back to the old ways, but ultimately, you know, even that atheist, when his use last words would be oh my god,
even him, because we have this natural inclination, we are weak slaves of Allah subhanho wa Taala whether we like it or not, and number two, your Realization and statement of Allah's ability and complete power over everything in who I Limon Hadith, he doesn't need the ASVAB he doesn't need that.
A plus B equals c one plus one equals two. He didn't need a male and a female to create other. He didn't need a female to create Hawa. He didn't need a father to create a sir either his Salah. So those variables and those steps are not needed by ALLAH SubhanA wa taala. But because we put Allah in our box, in our way of thinking, we put limitations upon Allah subhanho wa Taala one of the DUA strategies is also to go some way inspirational when calling upon Allah subhanho wa Taala I'm not sure Allah, the people of bootcamp have so many inspirational places, you can just look at the sunset, over the horizon. You can look at Table Mountain you can sit on your stupid look over the
city and look at the great creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala appreciate the creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala and in that moment, you realize the ability of Allah Allah is that he will Jalil and in that moment you call upon Allah Allah, Allah Azza wa Jalla.
Another dua strategy which is very important, is wording of your DUA and the main
when asking ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala doesn't need to be in Arabic. You know, we have the perfect set of the hours of care, taught to us by the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that we do in the morning, and in the evening, and this is advice that I give to my tamarine and Hoja. Joseph, that you go into the cabin, you more fixated, you focus on the book, but this is not that connection, rather than, you know, just crying and speaking to Allah subhanho wa Taala using the same wording all the time becomes monotonous, but when you just open yourself up, and you're vulnerable in front of Allah subhanho wa Taala and you ask ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada what you want, then it's so much more
meaningful. There was this video that went viral of a brother in front of the cabin. Have you seen that film lose, we lose, we lose, we lose. We lose. You see.
And then a privacy is no, US Jana also, this is Jana fellows Jana.
But this is honestly what he needs. He needs flus. So this is exactly how we knock at the door of ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala we humble ourselves.
we you know, big to Allah subhanho wa Taala ask in words that come from the heart and ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala will accept inshallah Allah. And lastly, take action. And that's what Sheikh Mohammed did worship from Muhammad Sati bought him to baby outfits, his wife wasn't pregnant, they were waiting for long, but he said you make dua and the outfits are ready. When the babies come. The rest of the troops inshallah Allah we will leave for for another time in sha Allah Allah, but the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is also filled with methods and tips on how to make dua, such as starting with a hand, and also including salawat and salam upon the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa
sallam, and there's nothing better than the last third of the night calling upon Allah subhanho wa Taala during the time of the hatchet, as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, this was the devil sila Hina cobbler. It was the way of the pious before you, you know, we have very low standards, like we said, Don't, Don't lower your standards, raise your DUA, our standards of Salah we use at the Solomon solid team, what does he do? Praise the five daily Salah in the time of Imam Ahmed even humble when somebody left off Witter he was considered an evil man. Today, we consider a person who makes his Salah five times when it's late with the home with the summer travel also
together. That's a pious man. The pious people were considered those who stood up during the night. And the scholars would say if you didn't stand up during the last third of the night and ask Allah subhanho wa Taala for it, then you really didn't ask ALLAH and you really didn't need him. So we pray that Allah subhanaw taala grants us to 2023 to be a year filled with duas Inshallah, filled with accepted to us filled with goodness insha Allah and answered to us the Hanoch Allahumma will be Handicare national Allah ilaha illa Anta Mr. Furukawa wanted to