Getting Back To Your Old Self – Eid Khutbah
Channel: Omar Suleiman
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We begin by praising Allah subhana wa Santa, and we bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped or unconditionally obeyed except for him. And we bear witness that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa Salam is his final messenger. We ask Allah to send his peace and blessings upon him, the prophets and messengers that came before him, his family and companions that served alongside him and those that follow in his lesson path until the day of judgment, and we ask Allah to make us amongst them Allahumma Amin, dear brothers and sisters of hamdulillah on this blessed occasion of Eid, we are less than 24 hours removed from the greatest day of the year, in which more people have
been freed from the fire than any other time of the year. May Allah subhanaw taala write us down amongst those who have been freed amongst those who have been forgiven amongst those who have been written in the scrolls of infinite doses. Allah Allah Amin, I want to start with a story from the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa salam that's not necessarily related to or eat.
But it is one of those joyous occasions from the life of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, of which you don't find a parallel. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa Salam is at the tail end of the battle of quinine, which was a very difficult battle for the Muslims. And it is towards the end of his life on this earth sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
And as the Battle of quinine finishes, an old woman comes out to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and she calls out to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam from the crowd and she says Ya rasool Allah in Nila and took, O Messenger of Allah, I am your sister.
And the prophets lie. Selim pauses for a moment, and he looks at that old woman. And clearly, he recognizes something from her. And he says, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, what is the alarma? What is the sign that you are indeed my sister because he thought, Who? Or he thought he knew who she was. And clearly, she resembles that person. And she showed the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam, a bytemark from when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was a baby, and she was assisting in his nursing sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when he was under the care of Halima Sandhya, or the Allahu Taala Anna, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam immediately embraces this woman, and he
takes her and he sits her next to him, and the prophets lie some starts to serve her and the prophets lie Selim suddenly forgets or it seems like he forgets time, in the sense that he is so enamored by this woman, Salah Ani, who was so dumb, and so interested in serving her, and who was this woman It was a Shana dental Hadith about the Allahu Taala and her, the sister of the Prophet sly Salam, in the sense that she was the daughter of Halima Sardinia, while the Allahu Ana who breastfed the prophets like Selim. And this was the prophet slice Sam's first time seeing her in 60 years, talk about full circle, from the very beginning of his life, to the end of his life, and he
sees this woman and suddenly when you see someone from your past like that, it's as if it's the very beginning of your life all over again, you relive those memories, and the prophets lie some demonstrates complete humility and excellence with her and treat her better than any brother would treat his sister. And also have are watching the prophets lie some serve this woman and humble himself to this woman and then plead with this woman. Come back with me to Medina, let us take care of you stay with me about the Allahu Taala and, and of course, Allah Allahu alayhi wa salam. Another interesting incident is if you saw on the mental health hospital, the Allahu taala. And when he was
the Khalifa of the Muslims, the most powerful man on earth at the time. And this old woman calls out to her mom and says, Yeah, romaine, little amo. I remember you, when you were attending to the sheep have been on Zoom, Banner, Id fear Allah subhanaw taala with this responsibility that's been bestowed upon you, and all model the Allahu Anhu starts to cry, and he lowers himself to this woman, and he offers her a way to come onto his mount, and all of these things and the people are looking at him like what is this? And he says, Don't you know who this woman is? This is the woman who Allah subhanaw taala heard from above seven heavens. This is Elmo J Dilla. Hola. Or the Allahu Taala and
her the woman who pleads And if Allah heard her from above seven heavens, who am I not to hear her. She reminded him when he was little Subhanallah many of us might be able to relate when we see someone who reminds us of our childhood, and reminds us of some of the qualities that we used to have an incidence that we can't remember at all. And there is an innocence that comes out from us in those moments when someone reminds us when we were little, you were like this and you were like that and something good that you used to do. And sometimes something not so good that you used to do, but the inner
same qualities that you had as a child. Now I want that for a moment in Charlottetown. To sit with you and think about either of her read aloud has very different from Eden fertile. Ramadan is a time where we're constantly trying to build new habits, build these new ways in which we can please Allah subhanho wa Taala and come to Allah azza wa jal with a new version of ourselves. The entire surrounding of this occasion of Eden author is actually getting back to who you were, who you were not just when you were a child and you were innocent and sinless, but who you were from the moment that Allah subhanaw taala pulled you from the back of Adam it his Salam wa shahada, whom Allah and
foresee him Allah says to be Rob become Carlu Bella Shahina. The moment that your fifth law still resonates with that there's something inside of you, that still holds. It's not something that you remember here, but it's something that is deeply embedded inside of you, when ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada caused you to bear witness before you came to this world that was foreign to you, and caused you to bear witness that he is your lord.
Or either UPCA takes you back to that out of it takes you back to that Who were you not? Who are you now? Not the new habits that you need to develop? Who were you? Where is the innocence? Where's the goodness that you naturally had inside of you already. And in the short moments, I want you to think about this in terms of hedge the reward of hedge my Brewer May Allah subhanaw taala accept the hedge of everyone that went this year and allow us to have an accepted and completed hedge as well is that you come back to your home, Kay only when a debt to more like the day that your mother gave birth to purified, returned back to who you were. What's the message here? Dear brothers and sisters for
yourself? Obviously we get back to Fitzroy we've been repeating La ilaha illallah constantly on the day of alpha. And we repeat La Ilaha illa Allah throughout our lives with Allah He to Allah to remind ourselves of that moment in which we will stand in front of Allah azza wa jal once again, and bear witness. But on top of that, when Ramadan was about all of the new qualities that you attain, I want you to think about the old good qualities that you had, maybe you forgot some of them. Maybe you need someone to remind you, of what you used to be like something good that you used to have a point in your life, maybe you used to do something and you don't even remember, sometimes that's
because we just need to be humbled a bit, we got a little bit too big for ourselves. We got older, we became respectable professionals. And I remind you of a work in a study called the Allahu Anhu walking around the marketplace in his Khilafah holding wheat over his shoulder and trading like any simple man, and they say to him, oh, Khalifa, oh Khalifa of the Muslims, we can do this for you. And he says, I don't want to be a person who used to do something good. And then the Khilafah of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam succeeding the prophets lie, some took that away from me, he still goes out and serves the people charity with his own two hands, will they allow annual, so
sometimes we got a little bit too big for ourselves. And we think we're at a position in our lives where we deserve to be treated in a certain way. But other than that, dear brothers and sisters, ask the people that knew you when you were younger? Or the people that have been with you for the last few years? What's something good that I used to have? Maybe I can't recall a good quality, a good characteristic and how do I get back to that? And go back to those innocent traits that you had, go back to those good qualities that you had, even as a child, go back to those qualities that you had, maybe earlier on in your marriage, go back to those qualities that you had before a very stressful
event happened to you and have someone tell you, you know, I remember when he used to do this, why is it that we stopped doing this? Why is it that we stopped doing this? And upon all of that we go back to our closest connection to Allah subhanaw taala remember the time you were closest to Allah subhana wa Tada and ask yourself, Why was I closest to Allah and that time? And how do I get back to that? How do I get back to that? Sometimes that means surrounding yourself with people from the past. Sometimes that means thinking deeply about memories. Sometimes that means removing the sins that taint us in that fog our hearts and put a distance between us and Allah azza wa jal and our old
selves that were a lot poorer May Allah subhanaw taala purify us and accept this aid from us and take us back to our original fitrah and make us like those who are purified to the point that they're like the day that their mother gave birth to them may Allah azza wa jal forgive us for all of our sins and may Allah subhanaw taala enter us all into overdosage Allah, robbing Allah to hidden in Siena, Astana Robina wanna attack Mira Nina Israel on camera how Malta who are AnnaLena and Kadena Robin Allah to Herman Mela, Taka Talon OB wonderful Anna woffinden Our Hamner intimo learner on sunnah al Coleman Cathrine wa Salam wa Salam wa barakaatuh I'm Nicola Sudan Mohammed and
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