Channel: Nouman Ali Khan
Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan delves into the topic of Hajj in which millions of men and women of all ethnicities converge in Makkah to commemorate the annual rites of Hajj. Hajj is the fifth and last pillar of Islam. It is the pilgrimage whereby these men and women tread in the spiritual path of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ in following the way of Prophet Ibrahim AS.
Hajj is symbolic of the close ties of Muslims to the beliefs and practices of Ibrahim AS. The rites of Hajj are essentially a re-enactment of significant events in the life of Ibrahim AS and his family as well as a celebration of his legacy. These rites and legacy provide important lessons not just to the pilgrims but to the entire Muslim Ummah.
Ibrahim AS was a man who submitted to and glorified Allah SWT and not himself. He was so sincere in his submission and obeyed Allah SWT in such a way that his trust in Allah SWT was Absolute and Virtuous.
This blessing of Hajj in joining with others is one of the most significant lessons of Hajj and is in accordance with the legacy of Ibrahim AS. The plethora of men and women dressed in simple clothing who converge on Mount Arafat in the culmination of Hajj collectively seeking the forgiveness and mercy of Allah SWT reasserts the fact that despite our differences, we are all equal before Allah SWT. What distinguishes us from each other before Allah SWT is neither race, wealth nor social status. Instead, it is that which gave Ibrahim AS the esteemed title of being “Khaleelullah” — uprightness.
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you left off, and many are on their way. I'd like to start by praying and asking them to accept all of those that have made the effort to go this year and keep them safe from disease, from sickness from injury,
except all their worship, and then they come back to their family and loved ones safely.
After that, I wanted to, obviously take this opportunity to speak a little bit about the legacy of
a particular point of view, how
many for us to get introduced to this great messenger.
Because after all, this is his legacy. This is something that's given as a gift to everybody.
And in this lineage,
revive that legacy. Before I share with you the microphone itself, a few things that I think are important for Muslims to know to be raised in
our life. And we do a lot of running around various metrics. But there are some important details that should refresh our minds
that often get overlooked.
And a common misconception that even Muslims have sometimes about it.
The first thing I want to share with you is when
we started in the direction of the diviner when he started praying in the direction of
the Jews of Medina were very offended.
It's an interesting discussion, you will understand why would they be offended because if they don't even think that the messenger is true,
then they shouldn't care if you praise east, west, north or south. The fact that they were upset was actually proved that deep down inside, they knew the Messenger of Allah.
And they knew that the capital of Islam and just change it.
And that was something deeply offensive to them. So they complained about
Of course, they also complained because in their books the change has already been made by the hands of human beings.
Their first attribute themselves the children of his life.
They also attribute themselves
after all his while he was the grandson.
So they also have affinity and love and affection for him.
But it's interesting that they didn't recognize that if it was the ones who built the golf, they didn't see it as a one to one building.
What's remarkable is that in the history of it, in their history, the most important profit, the most important message there is.
All of you probably know that in Jewish history, Moses, in the history of
the most prominent, most important figure, and his life has been recorded in great detail in several ways. One of the things
about his life
that I want to bring to your attention.
And he accidentally, he was defending himself and
he died. And he was given advice by his friends.
And he went away, and guidance given the direction of the City of London, by the way, is an Arab region.
So Musab ended up in the Arab lands, he ended up with the airplane. And then he met the person who called Chamberlain.
other criticism about that there is a difference of opinion who that person was the fact that we know for sure, a lot of project did not mention his name, he just called him a shave.
So we'll leave it at that. But that's not the point I wanted to make. You all know,
that eventually, there was negotiation between this old man and
and he agreed to marry one of his daughters.
And, you know, we have doubts we have
the agreement was one of my daughters, but you have to work for me for eight years. And if you want,
okay, and that
for you, this will make it harder, because you're you're homeless is
the whole story of what happened to him, he doesn't know where to go, and he sees an honest man.
But also realize that this guy doesn't have a job right now. He has nowhere to go. So I'm just going to support him. And I'm going to say, look, we do work for the senior
team by putting hard conditions on the helping service
and providing a place to be
taken care of by the Father.
But it's remarkable that
No, I don't want to speak because
the Arabic word for yours is.
The other word for year is
there was a third word for yours. The third word for yours actually comes from the senior
head. And picture is actually one year according to the errors, because the big has happened how many times once a year. So they actually mark the year by everything
from ancient times they used to call here by
and the fact that mentions that in Busan
is important because we are learning even
the father of
the main messenger.
the Arabs only do a patch at the house.
So the argument we have is that even your most important messenger
First of all,
and second of all,
so how can you
But anyhow, this was one side thing that I wanted to mention about the just the historical placement of the value of the criticism of
a house built by
their own history, the evidence for that, but that's not the discussion I want to make. today. What I wanted to talk to you about today was actually the intelligence of
The unique challenges given to the country
and the unique way in which he has to deal with his nation.
And we have to understand that for a number of reasons, number one is if you don't understand the property, you don't appreciate one particular property.
And second of all, if you don't pay attention to unconscious and very dangerous conclusions about that towards the end.
So let's begin.
Many of you heard the Sunday school version of the story that
looked at the moon, and said, Oh, this must be my God. And when the moon disappeared,
here, then he looked at the sun and said, Ah,
this must be my God, this must be my master finger and disappeared. And he said, you know, and he kept going on the journey, trying to figure out who the Goddess. But I'm going to add something.
the recording, started speaking this way,
we will show you the kingdom of the skies in either the dominion of the skies and the earth.
For those who have absolute conviction,
both a student and a teacher, and one of the best ways to teach a lesson is to teach is to speak from the point of view of the students. I'll say that again, one of the most effective ways of teaching is to speak as though you yourself are a student,
trying to teach the most important lesson that humanity will ever learn
that they should worship one guy, but he's going to teach it from the perspective that even those who worship the sun or the moon, even they can understand. Now, when you start speaking, and he says,
when the white
star showed up, he said,
the most intelligent human being that ever lived. He doesn't know that by morning, he's not going to be able to see the stock. He hadn't seen stars before. This is the demonstration. This is not about discovery. He's not going out and saying, Oh, my God, that must be
amazing. And then night morning, where they go, I can't believe this. I can't.
That's not what he's doing. It's not that he was shocked by the morning, and then disappeared to the stars. He's demonstrating how silly it is to worship something that has a plot that changes. You know, that's imperfect. That doesn't lie. He makes another demonstration.
Emirates said again, it disappeared. He didn't say the same thing again. He said, I don't like things that fall apart or disappear. This time. He says,
if my real Master, if my real God doesn't guide me,
to the boss nation, he's actually speaking publicly like this. So the people around him that are actually, instead of thinking that he's debating with them, they think, yeah,
He's trying to identify with the people that he's speaking with, you've probably heard the famous story of a
woman who saw a man who incorrectly and instead of going and telling him, by the way, your elbows missing some water. And by the way, you wash your hands. And by the way,
what did they do, they started
arguing with each other is supposed to do it this way. It's supposed to be that way.
But this was a polite way of exposing over gentlemen of what he was doing wrong. And why he was given this way of speaking,
to speak, demonstrate this way, in order to expose them to the silliness of their belief. And then it turns to the seven,
which is interesting, because
you're supposed to use
the more like this, the famous interesting incidents in the life of the prophet SAW
that a woman that was deaf,
she couldn't speak.
And she came to believe and the way she expressed her faith was pointed up.
So he doesn't say
he doesn't see the Buddhist minor. He doesn't say
He doesn't say
he doesn't say that he says
he just points up and says this. Now people might be thinking he's pointing at the sun. But when you're pointing up could also be a reference to America. Absolutely. And incidentally, if you're pointing at the seminary,
whoo hoo, ha ha, ha, ha.
But it was,
he knows the downside is to use language that still doesn't come across the robot is incorrect, to say that it is
referring to a lot. And another beautiful thing here is the sun near or far, far, stars or near or far, but
the moon is near a tight spot. You're supposed to say Danica, but he's talking about
the genius and
he helps people realize this. But then finally, he says,
you further demonstration on the earth, I tried my case entirely, no doubt about it. Number one, fashion, molded the size of the Earth.
And now at this point will not
ship at all, you have to understand something.
Some people think incorrectly. Maybe you worship the sun for the stars versus the moon, they worship the sun and eventually became a believer, or on several occasions, comes to
When you say
that definitely not just the creation is
the reputation. He wasn't
in a sense,
he wasn't ever from people who knew him at all, at no point in his career. And when you speak publicly, and this comes out, and he says he would just do what you do.
by the way, when he
was a young man, when he declared
that he was offended, by the shift that these people used to do, we're going to go celebrate somewhere and he says, I'm sick. What he meant is I'm sick of your feet. I'm sick of your ship. I'm sick of the insults to God that you do by worshipping these creations. He was sick of the only Muslim. He was the only believer. And of course, when they left, they wrote and destroyed all the islands. They know the huge mess. Literally just not worth
To break. Even.
He stopped and started those little bits and pieces. Because if they came back and if one was broken into you could still make the head worship me know.
He really went to town Ohio.
An interesting story.
I was traveling to Washington, Washington State. And another interesting fellow there.
Who was telling me something that happened in Malaysia with the police and you there were a bunch of us a few years ago, 1015 years ago, who would have a problem because one
of the speakers he had a following. And he had a lot of new followers.
and how he destroyed the I believe people have other things
other than worship.
And he says we have to fulfill this.
We have to go and destroy the idols.
So just like the brave young man, he broke the eye, you guys should go and read.
And so all over the country, in the middle of the night, young, young Muslim kids like teens were going out and raising idols in a temple.
This is something absolutely permitted, by the way, but they were calling for it to
be used as
a bragging noble legacy will be used as proof
until the other population, whatever religion they were they got when they figured out the Muslims that are doing in one way or the other. So they camped out waiting for the youth to show up when they show up to beat them to death. There were a bunch of kids that died down teenagers that were manipulated by religious rhetoric that died as a result they were wild
in the country, all started from an irresponsible
and irresponsible use of evidence. We have some very conscious, the oma today, the vast majority of it is young. If you don't know, 60% of Muslims are under 30. That's the population of Muslims on this planet. That means we're extremely, you know,
we're susceptible, and what we call the unique
needs of the prophets of Allah.
And it is a way of pulling them that you can manipulate young kids who don't have a sound education, and they can do some pretty ridiculous things. And then all of us suffer the consequences.
As a result, this is not just one incident. This happens time after time, after time after time again, and why does it happen? Because we don't have a sound education in our own religion.
I want to help myself, I want to remind myself and help all of you understand why you can't use an
example like that. Why he did it was that he broke the Bible, why can't people break them? Why can't we sit next to, you know, a Christian friend and say, by the way, Jesus, yeah, my God, oh,
my God, and your
style of argumentation, and then find
out and then you come back to me and say, you know, I tried to stick with my friend, it didn't work.
I pretended to believe in Jesus and all of that. And that didn't work. I don't know.
I start by I started by saying there are two I have in this passage.
This passage at the beginning,
towards the end, what, Jessica,
that, in fact, is a way of making an argument he specifically gave to Mr.
Ibrahim, given a very particular way of dealing with that nation. And there's a reason for that he has no zero, he was the only one that's going to believe in that.
And his legacy was going to go on, he was much bigger than that they finally caught him, they accused him
instead of being scared, he said,
as the big one.
So when you believe in him,
but the rest of the legacy
are opened by this.
This is something particularly given to a
legacy, his legacy if you want to do
other things like jumping into a fight.
He has a few other things like pulling a knife.
Go for test specific.
These are constructions unique.
And actually, this is something religion is not just a religion. I was listening to an atheist make the argument what kind of body
the Bible and what kind of book is this? This man is taking his child and he's gonna try to kill him. And God wants him to do what
He was talking to this woman was talking about Christianity. Was that true? Yes. And she said that that's the kind of surprise of religious fanatics.
What they don't understand. Muslims understand is these are unique tests given to profits. A lot s profit on a ceramic vz does not ask us. He gives harder instructions to profits that don't apply to us. And that's a gift of a lot on us. That they go through hardships, they go through incredible challenges.
Remember that when
you compare your challenges to this will be a problem.
Because when you think about it,
I'm reminding myself
when we go
when we go
and you can't tell you can't tell.
You can't tell from a third world country and you can tell from the first one you want to keep the camera during the years.
I have a friend who was actually a millionaire he got lost he decided to walk instead of taking the bus because you know about the traffic, right? He got a call. He's a millionaire 10 million a year. And he you know, there was some truckers
Just pull over and ask, give me some direction, the guiding idea
there is no
there is no distinction between us. The only thing is you and Allah. That's it. That's all it is. All of your business, all of your status, all of your seniority, all of this disappears for those few days. And that's supposed to happen to be remember, we really are just the fall we are
supposed to do. It's incredible. That is what
gives us advice. Why are we going to hide?
One of the things that we wish
that don't say don't say false things, when you come back with the corrupt people, or people that don't like
to be corrupted,
you should clean all of these things out of your system. It wasn't just worried about stars and sudden shift is not just done of idols, you don't have to worry about that now.
worshipping the sun and the stars. That's not the problem anymore. The real challenge now the real idols of our time, that have to be smashed, like electronic stuff smash, I hope that we'll have our own egos because our prior their new idols now, they're not like
it's our own addictions that are becoming either.
Have you seen photos of somebody who worships their desire, you can't help it, you're addicted to whatever it is on the internet. You're addicted to certain really bad things and you don't see myself you submit yourself to those things that are supposed to clean out your system. and receive even if you're not going to buy you're supposed to have that that mentality when before you go. It's incredible. The summary of the fire as I mentioned in my previous book, was a
master with a sound heart I helped the heart. He came to the
US we were supposed to go to the heart, not go there and then Nemo clean our heart. They're supposed to go with great intentions. What Americans are notorious for
complaining about we have the most amenities. We are the closest. We have the most air conditioned camp we have trays of food being like bathrooms, security guards to get our you know, our tents, the food. And there are people who have
competed just staring at the food going to the to the cat and we are
supposed to be this is the legacy of the one who was
We're supposed to remember the legacy of this man having served for many reasons. And one doesn't let us forget, because of this remarkable season. We praise them once again, except the hug of everyone who's going to give all of us who haven't had the opportunity to help the means the provision that provides us the gifts that is that we are able to go visit this beautiful house and cleanse ourselves the lives of the people who have worked whose hearts have turned to a lot and they've turned to him in full sincerity and have decided to change themselves. Even if they don't get to Barack Obama.
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