Channel: Omar Suleiman
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We begin by praising Allah subhanho wa Taala and bearing witness that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa Salam is his final messenger. And we ask Allah to send his peace and blessings upon his final messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the prophets and messengers that came before him, his family and companions that served alongside him, and those that follow in their blessing path until the day of judgment. And we ask Allah to make us amongst them, Lama Amin, the brothers and sisters, I want you to imagine yourself for a moment, in the trenches with the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam during 100, during one of the most pivotal moments, in this era of our
beloved Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when they are building a trench, and the consequence of that trench being properly constructed, and that strategy working is one of life or death, meaning the companions of the Prophet salaallah Harney, who was salam were not sufficiently armed from a dunya we perspective from a worldly perspective, nor organized in terms of the ranks of armies, that they would typically do so for battle. But the strategy from a worldly perspective was all dependent upon this one working, building a trench that would protect the messenger of allah sallallahu wasallam. And the companions of the Prophet may Allah be pleased with them, and all of the residents
of Medina from the onslaught of the largest army that the Arabs have ever seen.
And the hypocrites whispering in the nasaka Gemma hola como, though it was a different occasion the spirit of which the people are large and number your ruins and the hypocrites from within, assisting against our prophets, Allah, Allah, Allah he was sending them committing treason.
And the Prophet sallallahu I knew he was send them starving, not eating for days upon days upon days with the stones tied to his stomachs Allah Allah Allah He was some of them salam to prevent deaths to prevent starvation.
And in that desperation Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam rises up and he looks towards these young companions.
Most of them in their 20s and 30s. And they're building away up this trench and they're covered in mud.
And he looks at them SallAllahu and he was sent him and he says Allah Houma, la Isha in ancient Earth, Hera, furfural ensemble Maharaja, Allahu Allah insha Allah.
O Allah, there is no life, except for the life of the hereafter. There is no life except for the life of the hereafter, to be able to say that, at a moment where death is so imminent, where one intrusion of the ditch would ruin the entire strategy from a worldly perspective, and you're very likely facing a genocide and to say, with confidence and certainty, Allah Houma la Aisha in LA Fiera Oh Allah, there is no life except for the life of the hereafter. This isn't real. This is not real. And particularly when he makes do out for the Assad and the muhajir in the people of Medina and the people of Mecca. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa Salam is looking at the use of the unsavoury young
whose fathers also died young but not fighting for Islam or not doing anything noble but fighting for tribalism, young people who did not get to live the normal life of youth
and also lost my son was looking at them to say
911 elaboration theory that the real life is not here anyway. Your true life is after you pass away. There's something beautiful about this and profound as we live in a day of age where we have an motive for sudden death. People die young sometimes suddenly, we lost a great man chef Muhammad Sharif Rahim Allah to Allah 47 years old suddenly died in salons in the market of last week. People die young and motored Fauja and sometimes you see someone die young and you think to yourself,
they did not live a full life.
They didn't get to have from this dunya what other people have from this dunya you see a young person and you have prison, you have grief. They could have had so much more in this life. They didn't get to graduate, they didn't get to get married. They didn't get to have this happen in this career happened and visit this place and have this and sometimes you see religious young people, practicing young people, and you say they're missing out on life.
They're missing out on this dunya and as a form of Tullia. It is a form of rebelliousness to Allah subhanaw taala that we have a self imposed timeline within our lifetime, where we have decided that you don't get serious about Deen until later on in life, as if it's guaranteed. Let me enjoy my youth let me do the things that other teenagers do not expecting to die as a teenager than let me do the things that other college students do not expecting to die as a college student done that other young couples do not expect him to die while you're still a young couple that you want to live your full life early. And then later on, I can retire and become religious. I can start going to Belgium,
I can start going to the masjid I can start becoming practicing. I can start doing this and start doing that as if it's guaranteed. Why? Because of an idea that life is early. I need to take advantage of life. I need to enjoy my life while I still have it. And your messenger sallallahu alayhi wa salam says Hola Hola. Hola. Aisha in LA racial FIRA of Allah there is no life except for the life of the hereafter to suggest that life actually starts from the moment of death.
By the way, dear brothers and sisters, the whole purpose of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam were Sudhakar reminders of just the hereafter. Because if you change your perspective for a moment, everything else falls into place. Life starts from the moment of death.
Your true life actually starts when you die. Now if you think about how powerful and transformative of a concept that is, and then read the ayat of the Quran,
Allah subhanaw taala says to us, in Surah, to Nahal min Amina, so it means that caring,
whoever does good, male or female will hold men and they are believers. Fela nahi Yun who hire by Eva, then we will give them a good life, a good life, we will give them a good life. Certainly, there will be things in this dunya that you experience have generally obtained the paradise of certainty in the heart, but a good life is not here. The Good Life is what comes after. It's where true HYAH is it's where true life is. And subhanAllah you look at the opposite of that, when I have the Quran so powerful and it comes in the context of certain Fajr
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you're standing there on the day of judgment.
And everything is happening so quickly. Do cat in order to do that can that the earth is crushed to pieces there is nothing even to hang on to you know, you think about memorabilia. You think about the physical specimens. The earth is completely reduced to pieces. It's no longer here. Everything that resembled this dunya is gone, except for the deeds that have now carried into the Hereafter. And then your Lord presides over the judgment. And the melodica are arriving rows upon rows suffer and suffer they're lining up you're seeing it all happening in front of you the way you used to hear.
And then Hellfire is brought forth Ji Yong may even be Johanna. And then at that point, so Hala Listen, at that point, young man eating Yatta that Corona insaan at that point, there is Nico at that point, you remember? And Allah says what Amna Allah vichara but what good is remembering at that point? What good is it to think about the consequences at that point?
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He says at that point. Oh how I wish I put forth for my HIA for my life. Yeah, late 20s. A dumb to the hayati. I wish I would have prepared for my life. Not I wish I would have made use of my life I wish I would have prepared for my life. Because you're realizing at that point in life.
There is no life except for the life of the hereafter. You're late honey fundamentally hayati.
Yeah Allah I wish I would have prepared for my life.
This is a paradigm shift.
But Allah subhanaw taala says, Men, I mean slavery and mean that Corinne Windsor. Well, one movement fell in Uganda who hired them by Eva. When an angel is the unknown algebra on the axoneme, Academy ammonoid, we will give them a good life, a good life, and we will reward them in accordance with the best of their deeds, with the best of their deeds. Dear Brothers and Sisters, when you start to approach death, as the moment of birth, as the moment when life starts, that doesn't make you a pessimistic person. For us, it actually makes you a very optimistic person. Because you're preparing for something that you know is certain and that you know, is real. Everything else in life in this
life that you prepare for, there's some level of uncertainty how many people die in a car accident on the way to their wedding.
How many people right before they get to that step that they waited your graduation, I'm not saying you shouldn't prepare for your graduation. But right before their graduation, they pass away everything else in this dunya uncertain, death is certain and what comes after it is certain, certain. And so the believer is an optimist.
Because they know that this life is only a matter to prepare for what is really life. What we call life here is just the place to deposits. I'm at the Bank of good deeds, depositing my good deeds, that's all. And so I don't feel like I have to hurry up and get it all in here. I have to live the best life. You know what? I might not see all of the most beautiful places in the world. I might never get to travel the world but the evening I will see Jana.
I might not get to meet this person and that person, but if not, I know that if I deposit properly, I will meet Rasulullah sallallahu and he was telling about the whole that's life. That's life. That's what I look forward to. I might not get to see my home renovations done. I might not get to see even the house but I might not get to see the car. But I know that that graves will be a garden of Jannah if I deposit properly because Allahu Allah insha Allah Insha Allah, O Allah, there is no life except for the life of the hereafter. Not only will I not say yeah late any addendum to the hayati had I not had only I prepared for my life, but instead
be that person. Man ot Akita who will be meaning receives their book in the right hands. You get your scroll, you get your results.
And the first thing they say in ni lOn.
Ni moolah in Hisa BIA, I knew this day was coming.
I knew it. I knew it. I knew that this day was coming. I knew that I would be handed a scroll in my left ear and my right I knew that I would be held accountable by Allah in Nilanjan to me, moolah, Pim Hisa via
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Now he lives in pleasure. May Allah subhana wa Tada make us amongst those that live a life of pleasure, forever in the presence of our beloved messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, under the throne of our Lord and the highest level of paradise Allah Amin May Allah subhanho wa Taala allow us to pass through this journey in which we are traveling cannot even be like a stranger like a Wayfarer, taking a rest under a tree. May Allah Allah Our destination be nothing less than and for those in Kerala paradise the highest level with our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam May Allah give us that perspective of law Asia elaboration Asherah that there is no life except for the life
of the hereafter. So that when we pass through the trials of this short journey, we put them in perspective of the ultimate journey, the ultimate destination, the ultimate controller, the ultimate one to be desired and that is Allah Subhana Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah, Allah Allah Allah company certain wants to be in first of bureau in order for Rahim