Channel: Omar Suleiman
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Dear brothers and sisters, last week, we spoke about the where, where to Allah, where is my destination? And we said that you cannot get past a trial or a test, unless you submit yourself in regards to the where, and and unless you submit yourself in regards to the when meta, meta nossal low. When is the help of Allah going to come? As human beings we are driven crazy by uncertainty and the lack of closure not knowing when it's all going to end. Yeah, coluna Mehta has a lot to do in quantum side, the team, when is the day of judgment? If we all knew when our lives would expire? How different would our lives be? Right? We would know exactly when to run a little faster. One, just
like with any other race, right when to pace ourselves in a certain way. And then when to make that final sprint, but we don't no matter you have absolutely no idea and that requires a Tilak code. That is very different because you have to submit the need to know when you have to submit the idea of closure to Allah subhana wa Tada. And you can't do that unless you have certainty in the destination. Now I wanted to actually speak about this verse tonight, or today, because it has a meaningful connotation to the historical context that it's placed in that I think is often lost upon us as we are reading through it. It shows up in sort of the bacala impassible tone and tactful
agenda. Do you think you will enter into gender? Do you think you will enter into paradise? Well then my article meta Latina Holloman public comment section will be set
to zero. And then you hear of those that came before you and how they were struck with sir which is suffering, and some of them will first you won't say it refers specifically to an fuckup to poverty here, what law they were struck with their health, all types of external hardship and internal hardship. Both of them connected to one another was Luna Zito and the fears that shook them. They were shaking, there was such a level of fear that overtook them and uncertainty. Pattaya hola rasuna, when Edina Amara Mata Nasrallah
until it got to the point that the Messenger of Allah and the believers with him said, When is the help of a lot going to come? matter? And so Allah, Allah in and also likely, verily the help of Allah is nearby, it's close to you. What is the historical context of this verse? And I want us to situate ourselves in it for a moment and think about how we would feel, you know, it's convenient for us to read the seal of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam now and say, I wish I could have been there in bed, there are hundreds and hundreds, I would have certainly been on the side of the prophets of Allah, how it was set up, I would have strove, I would have never fled the battlefield,
I would have never been dissuaded by the hypocrites, I would have been able to overcome all of the pressures, I would have stood firm with the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. The reality is, it's hard to know that it's hard to know that and a lot of places us at our times and places for reasons that are not known to us. But this verse, dear brothers and sisters, according to the majority of them, festoon came in regards to hunt duck, the Battle of hunted up. So let me give you what that historical context is like for a moment
25 to 30 days, completely under siege, by the largest army, that the Arabs have ever seen in their existence. You are under siege from all directions, by an army that has shown its willingness to mutilate to because this is coming off of the heels of Buffett, where they showed their cruelty to their own family members as they cut them into pieces and mutilated them after death. And they have surrounded you from all directions and they intend to not leave anyone alive. By the end of this. every direction is surrounded and all you have is the strategy that you've never tried before, of a ditch that's been built, where each person has to watch every single part of the trench to make sure
that it's not penetrated by that large army. One mishap one opening means the end of everyone in Medina because they can all make it through that one opening if that one opening fails. So the pressure of everyone that's having to watch the opening.
You have people on the inside that you know now have betrayed you and that are coordinating with the outside.
You're hungry. You have a shortage of food and supplies. The people ran out of food. Think about
They don't have food anymore. And they don't have the time to make food or to make their way so that they can have those supplies prepared for themselves. The Messenger of Allah muscle isonem stomach is bloated out of starvation. And he has two stones tied to his stomach. How do you sleep at night? It's cold that night. People are malnourished, they're afraid.
And on top of that, you have the demoralizing hypocrites on the inside that are saying now I've done a lot of pseudo
panela I mean, I can't imagine hearing those words. And those moments. There are people on the inside that said, Allah and His Messenger promised us nothing but delusion. This whole thing was delusion. We should not have done this. We should not have taken him in. We knew this was gonna happen. Some of us told you, but you went to Mecca, and you brought him here, and the only thing he promised you was what gender totally promised you. He didn't promise you anything but paradise as a result of taking him in his salatu salam and committing yourself to this message. And collectively they're under siege. They're hearing demoralizing messages. How do you sleep at night?
With all of these factors, you're shook. You don't know when it's going to end. And there is an army that intends to commit genocide. Somehow a lot there are people in the world that live in similar situations of hardship under siege. Think about our brothers and sisters in Yemen. Will they die out of hunger? May Allah make it easy for them? Which missile which party's bomb is gonna fall on them which machine gun which disease which may last panel is out to help our brothers and sisters in Yemen all over the world. I know I just mentioned Yemen, if I start to go down the list of all the different places under siege with shortage of supplies with disease, all these things, it's so hard
And Allah subhana wa tada is giving us the situation of that desperation.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala, of course, lifted that siege, of course, gave the Muslims victory. The collective and of the believers is well actually back to them attacking the victory belongs to the believers, some people will die in the process, some people will struggle, some people will go through all sorts of oppression and will succumb to the oppression of this world. But what is the message that the ayah starts off with anti semitism and to the whole agenda,
you made a claim that you want paradise, you centered agenda in your pursuit,
this life was going to be full of all sorts of surprises and difficulties along the way of that pursuit of goodness. genda surrounded by by thorns and hardships, it's going to be difficult
while an analyst from our southern and know that the help of Allah is with your patients, but you can't be patient if you don't have certainty in paradise Subhanallah it's the same message to the individual. Has he been natural and neutral? And you're calling Amanda home like afternoon? Do people simply think they say we believe and then they're left alone, they're not going to be tested and has symptom? It's a wrong calculation. Your calculation has to factor in something greater than this world. It's got to factor in general. Otherwise, with every genizah that hits us.
With every oppression that hits us, every time the length of this world shows us its betrayal we will be left without answers.
And Allah subhana wa tada is telling us recalibrate its agenda that you signed up for. Allah, Allahu Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah in general. And these, this this price of agenda, the goods that Allah Subhana Allah has promised is expensive and it's agenda it's paradise, you have to center that if you don't center that it's going to be constant hardship without purpose without explanation.
Now sometimes like the case of Allah tada the torture lets up
and Allah subhana wa tada shows in victory in this life before victory in the euro. Sometimes, like in the case of you remember hunting for Rahim, Allah, you die in prison.
Sometimes it is the hardship being relieved in this world before the hereafter. Sometimes the hardship holds you until the moment of your death. And then it's the ease of the hereafter. But here's the point. And somehow a lot. There's a remarkable consistency of this, of how this is all brought together on the community level and on the individual level. As for the community level, what was what was the test that these companions passed? I mean, these were people in the ditch with the profit slice of them, who were losing everything at that moment, and some of them were there to take the first bait out with the prophets lie Selim and
Bring him to Medina on the basis of gender.
And the prophets lie Selim is looking at these young unsolved and Mahajan who are digging these trenches who are guarding everything who are suffering all sorts of unimaginable hardship.
Now, what is the realization? The prophets lie some says Allah humma Nah, Aisha Illa I should ask you
a lot there is no living except for the living of the hereafter
while Mahajan, so forgive the unsought in the mahadji don't all there is no life. Except for the life of the hereafter doesn't mean that we proceed through this life without purpose and we proceed through this life without any form of happiness. Now we proceed through this life with fulfillment. We've spoken about this over the last few weeks, but that the true life is not here. And that actually gives me the comfort I need to be able to live through this life with a sense of certainty and purpose.
That it's not here. Oh, a lot. It's not here. When the Prophet sighs I'm just looking at those people that gave up everything. And they're suffering in the way that they're suffering. Oh Allah, it's not here. It's there.
It's somewhere else. It's beyond this. And some had a lot the word bet the prophets lie. Some of them said that on the Day of Judgment.
Tabby, I said the nasty Bella I'm sure dunya a person who had the worst life would be dipped in paradise one time yoga softener Amy lamsa. And it would be such a that person held a book some got
taller, same root word. Have you ever seen any misery in your life?
No, I don't even know what misery is from a different gender. I don't know what misery is
a mathematical him a whole lot either. That same person who went through torture after torture after torture in anathema faced
a lot of the types of hardship
the trail beatings, slander, oppression, prisons, lashings, the torture of the succession of oppressors because one Khalifa dies and another one comes and torture is even worse than the first one than the one before him. When his son asks him, metal, when do we rest? Oh, my father, when do we rest in anathema had no doubt, in the power of Allah subhana wa tan had no doubt in the ability of Allah subhana wa tada to lift the circumstances from him in this life. But he didn't answer his son and tell his son look. Just give it a few more days, a few more weeks, a few more months, it's gonna come to an end in sha Allah, what does he tell his son because he wants to instill something
in his son
be overly hopeless, with the first footstep we take in paradise bit in the heater.
It's a hot watt halogen. It's the footstep we take into paradise. What does that mean dear brothers and sisters, that doesn't mean lose hope and a lot support in this life. That means keep your hope and alas promise in the hereafter.
That means that you keep yourself patient, even when things are unimaginable. And there seems to be no closure in sight in something that is greater than this world, because otherwise, every time the dunya betrays you, it's going to leave you speechless.
And we are people who find the paradise of certainty in the paradise in the hereafter. Allah in a satellite Valley, it's expensive. It's not easy. It's not cheap. But that's where our comfort is. That's where a certainty is. Our hopes lie and a loss of Hannah Montana. And at the same time, we know whether it is as a community level or as an individual level, that the relief, the true relief, a lot of money.
It's not meant to be here. It's not meant to be here. And so I submit myself to the when
I submit myself to the one because I understand the where May Allah subhanaw taala allow us to understand the who which is Him. May Allah subhanaw taala allow us to connect deeply with him and submit ourselves to Him and have full certainty in him and have full certainty in his power and have full certainty in his paradise and have full certainty in his mercy and have full certainty in his forgiveness and have full certainty in his divine aid. The end of this oma is victory in this life. And the end of this oma is paradise in the hereafter. May Allah subhana wa tada grant us the best of this life and the best of the Hereafter, and relieve our brothers and sisters that are suffering
around the world. And right for them and us. The Promised john oliver minako local
other stuff a lot of people seem interested in working at hamdulillah salatu salam ala rasulillah. And he was talking to women, whether the brothers and sisters, the message is to not lose hope. But to center paradise in your hope, center, Jen the promise of gender in our hopes, keep reminding ourselves of the agenda. Every time we taste the bitterness of this life. Let's remember the sweetness of the hereafter didn't lie to Allah and commit ourselves to that, because that was what the prophet sallallahu wasallam gave to his companions and that was what allowed them to be resilient. Through all of the different trials that came their way through all of the uncertainty
that came their way, was a certainty in Allah and what was promised to them by Allah through the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we ask Allah subhanaw taala for an agenda and what brings us closest to it with our words and our actions We ask Allah subhana wa Taala for a dose of Allah. For what and what brings us closer to it from words and actions We ask Allah subhana wa tada for the dose of Allah and what brings us closer to it of our words and our deeds. We ask Allah subhanaw taala for protection from our love and not We ask Allah stands out to protect us from the torment of this life, the torment of the hereafter the torment of the grave, we ask Allah subhanho
wa Taala to grant us victory in this life and in the next to grant us his aid in this life in the next to grant us His mercy in this life in the next and we ask Allah Subhana Allah to grant us a place and agenda near the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the highest level I mean, a lot of
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