Faith, Family & Future – Success In Divine Guidance
Channel: Omar Suleiman
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Santa Monica Welcome to labor council
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mashallah, the energy is so high in here. I could feel the roof coming off of this place hamdulillah May Allah bless you all.
May Allah accept it from all of you and may last pants accept from the volunteers here at Akena and those that organize this convention, I want you on your way out to thank every single person that you see that's wearing a vest, everyone that's directing traffic, everyone that is operating any element of this, please say to them to Zack Allahu Hadar on the way out in sha Allah.
Some ask you all a question. And I'll come back to in sha Allah to Allah because I wanted to frame the conclusion of what has been a powerful session as I was listening backstage.
With something very interesting, how many of you have heard of Abu Bakar acidic or the alone? I know, can you raise your hands? All right, good. I just want to make sure
how many of you have heard of a cousin of Uncle Becker
by the name of Abdullah bin Judah and
very few of you. So again, how many of you have heard of Abu Bakr Siddiq? Radi Allahu Anhu?
Good. His name was Abdullah and erisman. It's his actual name of the Allah I know. And he had a cousin named Abdullah bin Sudan that you may have never heard of.
How many of you have heard of Ahmed real hip hop?
Well, the Allahu Anhu How many of you have heard of Ahmed ibn Hisham?
Who is he
Abuja Abuja more commonly known as Abuja hub
now I want to put you in this interesting situation and I'll bring it back to the theme inshallah time in a moment. I want you to imagine if you walked into mecca
in the year 609
When did the Prophet sign some receive revelation? What year?
I know y'all are like, Why is he asking us all these questions 610
The Hajj of the days of ignorance
was not like the Hajj now.
The Hajj now, which is its original form, a celebration of the Oneness of Allah subhanaw taala and a commitment to full submission to Him Subhana who it's Anna, in the way of our father Ibrahim ID is salaam was almost exactly the opposite of what it was meant to be the Hajj which was supposed to be about Allah became about everything but Allah subhanaw taala the Hajj, which is supposed to erase distinctions became all about distinctions. The Hajj, which is supposed to be an exercise of modesty, became one of the nudist practices of all, the irony is they still call that hedge. They even had a picture of Ibrahim it is Saddam in the Kaaba, they had a picture of money on it has
Salam, they still call that hedge, but it literally served the opposite function.
So you walk there 609.
And I want to kind of paint a picture of what you would see, beyond the obvious greatest transgression of idol worship.
You would see people that are being exploited in real time.
Even by those who are supposed to be in a state of worship of Allah subhanaw taala
you would see complete nudity
because they would do Hajj without clothes at that time.
You would see disgusting claims and sloganeering of tribalism.
And interestingly enough, you'd also see great charity, you'd see sadaqa
and the people that would be calling to their homes and boasting about their charity are some of the same people that we scorn today
Ahmed Ibrahim sham
would have been known to you as one of the most generous people in Mecca that day.
inviting people to the corner of Bonnaroo Masoom of his tribe, where we feed the people. We take care of the pilgrims and we relish in the praise of that
But when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam stood up and call tonight Allah, Allah Allah,
the real nature of that man came out.
And so if you walked into Mecca in 613, the same man that might have been making a public display of taking care of a soulmate Yeah, or a Bilal was now torturing them in public, the same man that might have stood up and given a lengthy speech about the importance of unity, about the importance of keeping our tribes together, and we are one hand as Koresh
was insulting the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam, and putting down the sub tribes
and would come to be the fifth or own of this ummah, the pharaoh of this ummah in a matter of a few years. His reality came out.
The other man that I mentioned was Abdullah bin Georganne,
who is also a very generous man, the cousin of Abu Bakr, Siddiq, Radi Allahu Anhu and Abdullah an Earth man who was Abu Bakr was very generous as well. But I beloved, no, Dan, is a story of a man who went from poverty to prosperity very quick. He was a very poor man who found a bunch of treasures in the mountains and became one of the wealthiest men in Arabia and he used to feed the people. And he used to host in his lofty mansion at the time relatively speaking.
But he died without saying La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasool Allah, and inshallah the Allahu anha asked the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Yasuda, Allah. Abdullah Banerjee, Dan. Kenny autori McLamb. Well, your wife
the word should sound familiar to you in Arabic because it's how the jungle the hola Ana described the Prophet sly Salam. He used to feed the people.
And he used to take care of the guests.
Will any of that benefit him on the day of judgment?
And the prophets I send him said no.
Because not a day went by where the man said Rob be fairly healthy to Medina.
My Lord, forgive me for my sins. On the final day, he never wants repented. He never made Toba to Allah, he never came back to his Lord.
Now there is a reason why I start off with this framing.
You know, some time ago, I gave a whole book on the vocabulary of a narcissist qualities of narcissism. And then Rahim Allah calls it ena, Li, nd. That these are the words that are ascribed to the tyrants in the Quran, me, myself and I, that if you find that in your vocabulary frequently, that's a sign of a deeper spiritual disease.
And if you think about the psychology of a tyrant,
and you ask yourself when you see a tyrant, how do they kill all those children?
How do they inflict all sorts of cruelty upon their people,
and still go to sleep at night?
Why would you even do that to people.
And of course, we live in a day and age, unfortunately,
where tyrants are sanitized
by others, when it becomes too politically costly, to maintain the tyrants in the status of a tyrant.
And so to our Syrian brothers and sisters, that are here, we know what the criminal Bashar Al Assad did to your people.
And even if he is welcomed back into an arena of world leaders, one that cannot book and ESEA your Lord does not forget. And we still have the conscience, to still look at a tyrant and say that's a tyrant. That's a person that killed their people. That's a person that killed other people.
While other people buckle and shackle when they see the criminal behavior of the apartheid state of Israel to Palestine and all these so called progressives and people that are for human rights suddenly can't say a word for our brothers and sisters in Palestine but can sing all day, about every everyone else.
We know what oppression looks like. We know a tyranny looks like you know when they talk about follow Steena and they say that they used to say, a land without a people for people without a land. That's because they didn't even regard the people that were in that land as real people. But we were there. And our Palestinian ancestors were there. And the people of Palestine will continue to be they're a bit of an ally to Allah until the last day.
I want you to think about the psychology
of when you think about people as non existent. Does the tyrant hate the people that they kill? Does the narcissist hate the
people that they mistreat, or are they indifferent to those people?
Because they see one thing and worship one thing and they are sincere to one pursuit and one pursuit alone, and that's power. And anything that gets in the way of my power is a discardable piece of trash. And anyone or anything that can help me reach my power, what I seek of power is something that I'll consider to be useful and beneficial, but there is no sincerity to anything except for the pursuit of power, and I want to bring it back to Abuja, hell, I want to bring it back to have the love to do that. And even though there's a difference between the two of them, by the way, because les Susa, not all of them are the same.
Why was Abu Jehanne so generous to the people? Why was he so kind? Why was he so charitable so that in 609, if he walked into Mecca, you said, Wow, this man embodies the values
of altruism and charity and empathy and generosity and hospitality and all of these great things. Why was Abuja like that?
Because Abuja Hall was about Abuja Hall.
That entire time was not about feeding the people.
That entire time it was about Abuja being recognized as the one who fed the people.
It wasn't about the way he loved to make the travelers smile, and give food to the hungry. It was about his ego needing to be stroked in his position in society to be told that I'm gonna have no he shot a bull heck, I'm the father of wisdom and see Subhanallah how Allah flipped it on him. The prophets lie some said men, some man some that Allah who behave woman, euro euro Allahabad, whoever tries to make people here if they're good, Allah will make people here they're evil. Whoever tries to show off their good Allah will show off their evil. Look how insincere he wasn't liquid Allah azza wa jal did to him. He worked that whole time to build up a name of the Father of wisdom, and he
goes down in history as the father of ignorance. But it was never about feeding the people. It was never about caring about the people. It was about him the entire time. His goal was to inflate his own sense of importance, meaning Abuja had had no loyalty to any cause had no actual value system had no actual moral anchor, all he cared about was himself.
And sometimes, people can give off slogans. They can say what you want to hear, but at the end of the day, they're not about you. They're not trying to help you. They don't care about you. And for an innocent person, it's hard at times to be able to understand someone who's so insincere.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
was known as a sodic Amin.
He was truthful, trustworthy, honorable, we know he's for us. sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we know he cares about us. We know that even if we persecute him and Mecca even when they persecute him. There is no person more trustworthy because the man SallAllahu wasallam is loyal to his principles. He's not likable, gehele
he's anchored in something else. He's trustworthy, he's truthful.
And you know, those same terms Subhanallah that same noble trait. Guess who else called themselves Amin? Anyone know?
The devil himself?
The devil himself
when he came to them it his Salam. And he told them it isn't I'm look, I'm telling you to eat from this tree.
And he said in the locker room. Nasty hoon. I mean, I'm an honest, sincere, trustworthy advisor to you. I care about you. I'm only telling you about this tree, because it's good for you.
And when Allah azza wa jal asked Adam it has Salam, how he fell for it, how he disobeyed. He said, Marvin and to Anna had an yorkson villa he Khadija so I didn't think that people could swear by the name of Allah and lie are the mighty Salam could not believe that at least would say to him What lie I'm for you I'm doing this for you. This is all about you. Now going on to a Mahadevan, Yokosuka Villa he cassava. I didn't think it was possible for someone to use the name of Allah in vain because Adam it is Salam was sincere. Now why do I bring this all up? And what does this have to do with the topic of Faith Family Values?
There's a beautiful Hadith of the Prophet sly Summit is one of the most comprehensive hadith of our messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam called a dino nasiha
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Edina, nasiha in Edina, nasiha in Edina Naziha the religion is sincerity. You want to know what the greatest value system of Islam is that's supposed to transpire in every interaction that you have with your Lord, with your family, with your community, with your society. It's Naziha it's sincerity with your brother or sister who you love or your brother or your sister who's a little rough with you. It's no see. It's a sense of sincerity, a sense of sincere advice, a dino nasiha.
And we said to who O Messenger of Allah Limon Yeah, Rasul Allah. He said to Allah Lila, while he Kitabi he and to his book, what do you know Sue Lee and to His Messenger, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
And then he mentioned sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Walia imagine Muslimeen, while I'm at him, and to the leaders of the Muslims, and to every single one of them, it's sincerity.
That you wish well towards them, that you're for them. You're not for yourself. And sincerity looks different to every one of those parties. Sincerity to Allah is not like sincerity to the people. It's a different type of sincerity, because it's one that entails obedience as well.
But in that contract of sincerity,
what that means to everybody around you
is that you actually care about their well being. Your greatest value proposition as a Muslim to every single person in your life is that you actually want them to succeed. And the prophets I send them could look at anybody in the eyes, his daughter fonti, modeled the Allahu Taala on her when she asked him if something worldly and when he's talking to his uncle's or his answer, he's talking to the furthest person of society. And then he calls out to the most precious and beautiful person in the world. Tim Fante, matza, Geraldo, the Allahu anha and says to her, Salim in Mali, go ahead and ask me for my money, whatever you want, but I can't protect you on the Day of Judgment. You have to
do this yourself. When the Prophet signs some called you to Islam, it was clearly because he cared about you.
It was clearly because he loved you.
What does sincerity look like? To our families?
Parents in particular,
when you want your kid to be religious, is it so that you can put them up as a trophy and say that, look, I've got a kid that mashallah does this and does this and does that. And let me tell you something, when your kid falls, do you say to them, You're embarrassing us, I don't want people to say this, and this and this, and that they need to know from you that you want them to be saved for them.
That you want them to have a place and an agenda, that you care about them. And when you're able to reshape your conversation with your own children, it changes the dynamic This is for you. And even if they can't hear you at that moment. And by the way, I say that to the children as well that don't see your parents as your opponents or your enemies. Your parents love you more than they love themselves. Parents, your kids have to hear that from you. That I want you to succeed. I don't care if everybody else in the world thinks you're a success or thinks you're a failure. I care about you meeting Allah subhanaw taala as a success and not as a failure. That's to your family. What's nausea
look like to your community?
To those that are around you,
that when you walk into the masjid, those brothers and sisters that are around you, I want you to be saved, I want you to go to Jana. What does sincerity look like to your society, that you're not trying to score cheap political points with everybody around you. You're not trying to win a Twitter battle in real life. You actually care about the well being of people, you want them to be saved in this life and in the next. And people have to know
that when we show up as Muslims,
that we show up for them, that we care about them. And that starts with how we deal with each other Dear brothers and sisters. If when you see your brother or your sister fall, and your first instinct is to laugh at them, or to mock them, if you see them utter statements that could compromise their safety in the Hereafter, or you see them start to fall away from Islam and your first instinct is to chuckle about it and sneer about it and to make fun of it and to pass on that news. Examine your hearts because Allah might forgive them for their slip but not forgive you for your pride.
You have to go back and interrogate yourself and say, am I NASA to that person? Or was it about me the entire time?
What about that person? Am I sincere to my brother or sister?
You know, when we talk about the different diseases, social moral diseases, a society that can't define any set of coherent principles.
If that can't define anything about what a human being is supposed to be, what's our value proposition when we come to the table, that we have a sincerity that leads us to a level of consistency and how we deal with the issues of society around us because a dino Naseeha.
Sincerity is there, that we want to save people that we want to help people. And so what that translates into is a consistent moral program. Our morality is unlike the claims to morality that other people have, because it's anchored in a sincere belief in Allah subhanaw taala, that he defines morality and that Allah subhanaw taala entrust us to go out and to live that morality, to call people to it, and to live it in the most beautiful of ways in our own lives, so that people see the difference between what we claim and what we attach ourselves to, and what other people attach themselves to.
And so you talk about the pornography,
disease of pornography in the world today. As Muslims, we can step to the table and we can say we care about the person in front of the screen, and we care about the person behind the scenes. And I'm sincere, to wanting to help my brother that's addicted to it, and sincere in wanting to help those that are trafficked by it. I'm sincere to people in regards to their dunya and in regards to their akhira that's what we bring in terms of nausea, how to everything and everyone around us. That's what the prophets I said, I was able to anchor himself and that's why the Prophet sign Saddam did not have the moral blind spots. And we as Muslims should not have the moral blind spots of the
political right or the political left. That's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gave us something that is universal, and that can apply to all times. That's what allows us to maintain the moral high ground.
That our sense of salvation and wanting to bring the people to Allah subhanho wa Taala is one that seeks to save them in this life. And in the next, and I'm going to end with this by the way.
We have to change the way that we see each other.
Let me tell you something. Imam Suraj Rojas said something years ago, and I've quoted him so many times he I forgotten how many times I've quoted him on it. When Imam Suraj sees other Muslims behaving like buffoons to each other, treating other brothers and sisters like enemies that they want to drag down into hellfire.
As if you want to pull people into Jahannam, the wave shape on wants to pull people in the Jahannam
and Imams rod said something that was so profound, he said, we're all on the same team.
You don't go and abuse your teammate. You don't take your own out your sincerity to each other as individuals, as organizations as efforts, you're on the same team, a dino nasiha.
Try to help your brother or your sister. When you see your brother or your sister falling. Don't laugh, cry.
Don't, don't speak about them. Speak to Allah about them make you out for them.
Don't tell others about how messed up they are. Call them and tell them I want to help you get out of this place that you're in.
That's what's going to make you different on the Day of Judgment. That's what differentiates a Sadhak el Amin from the one who claimed to be nice if an amine
is an actual desire to save people.
We ask Allah subhanaw taala to save us and to rectify us and to purify our hearts and we ask Allah to guide and to rectify and to purify through us. All of those that are around us. We ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, to put in our hearts, the love of Allah and the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the love of all that is beloved to Allah and the hatred of all that is hated to Allah. Allah Allah Muhammad Elena Iman was the Yin houfy Colombina were Cara Elaine al COFRA well forsook our ASEAN or Jana Mina rasa Deen Allah Allah means Zachman Fado, Santa Monica.