Channel: Omar Suleiman
Jumah Khutbah – Makkah Before Madinah, Embracing the Struggle
Valley Ranch Islamic Center
Sep 23rd, 2016
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but how to also be sober. I mean, I mean, we'll see come when FCB tapachula wakad Miranda will help. Wakanda talaia eva Latina Amina Chappell, la haka, Ducati y la mattina 11. To Muslim on yohanna Sakuraba como la de holla. Kakuma Nelson wider Allah caminhadas Elijah Baba salmon humare john and Kathy are on one Isa, Whatsapp Allah Allah de Tessa I don't want to be here. What are Haram in Allah Cana and eco Marathi ba yeah Isla de Namur otaku La La kulu Colin de de de use the American way of La Casa Nova Come on yo la hora Sula, hufa differs 1000 alima some bad. We begin by praising Allah subhana wa tada by bearing witness that nun has the right to be worshipped or unconditionally obeyed
except for him. And we bear witness that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is our final messenger, we asked a lot to send his peace and blessings upon him, his family, his companions, and those that follow until the day of judgment. And we ask a lot to make us amongst them a lot more. I mean, their brothers and sisters, when we think about happiness, and when we think about the lives that we wish to have ourselves and the lives that we wish our children to have, and what our community is supposed to be and what we wish our community to be like, what type of Muslim we want to be what type of Muslim community we want to be. Often the standard for success is comfort. When
you think about the American dream, you think about what they always say, right? You've got a wife, two kids, a nice house, and three kids, four kids, whatever it may be, in the case of the Muslim community, nice house, nice car, your kids are going to good schools. That's the American dream. It's a good education, everything is comfortable. Everything is supposed to be without without any form of of tragedy without any ripple, without anything that would distract my pursuit of my peace of mind and tranquility and comfort in this world. And even when we just left heads, by the way, when we go to Mecca and Medina as we think about the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
and we think about the seed of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and we think about what it would have been like to live back then. And in that time, we automatically transplant ourselves into Medina, into the comfort, where it would be absolutely amazing to leave your home every single day and to go to the masjid and to see the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, how sweet would it be to go to the soup to go to the marketplace and see the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam? How amazing must that life have been? nice, comfortable, Happy rasulillah he Faena the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is amongst us what's left of happiness in this world. But I want to remind each and every
single one of us with the few moments that I have in this hope, that before Medina, there was Mecca, and before that ease that was realized, and before that comfort, that the Sahaba had, and the conquest of Mecca and the Prophet sallallahu. It was that I'm doing hydrated without doing his farewell pilgrimage. There was difficulty in the mountain nursery you saw, with every hardship comes ease, but there's value in the hardship. There are lessons to be learned in the hardship. There are things that are lost on the trains a community for as they go through difficulty. There are things that you learn in your personal life, because you wouldn't make your app the way that you do in your
times of hardship and your times of ease. You wouldn't do that. There are lessons of trust until I call that you learned. There are lessons about cause and purpose and why you're here. When you're struggling. You learn things that are invaluable and that cannot be taught to you through a hotspot that cannot be taught to you through a textbook. But more than anything else, you learn how to live principles, and how to live in accordance with the truth with whatever might come with it. And I want us to look at the Prophet sallallahu
He was solemn in one of those most difficult moments, as he's with the young companions, those young on saw these youth like NSM nomadic or the alar, and who was one of the narrators of the Hadeeth and saw what the alongside and one of the narratives of the Hadees and they're digging the trench of Ilhan duck, and they're trying to protect themselves from a massacre in Medina. troops are surrounding Medina, and they're literally trying to protect themselves from a massacre. And as they're trying to protect themselves from that massacre. And they're digging away in that trench to try to keep themselves protected and to try to guard their city. The prophets lie someone looks at
them and assume no Malik, are they allowed to describe the Prophet sallallahu it was, um, you know, that beautiful smiling prophet of yours, that flawless prophet alayhi salatu was Salam. And I saw the alarms that I looked at the prophets lie Selim, and there wasn't a single part of his body that wasn't covered in mud. So think of the Prophet slice of them differently for a moment. Think of him covered in mud, think of Not a single part of his skin, showing his soul out to a set up and he looks at those youth and he sees them struggling. And he smiles. And he says, Allahumma la insha Allah.
O Allah, there is no life except for the life of the hereafter. foxford in Mahajan will answer so forgive the people of Mecca the Maha dream and the Ansari the helpers in Medina bussola sai son looked at those young men who if we saw on that day, we would feel sorry for them. We would look at them and we would say they're young people, they should have a life of opportunity. They should be playing soccer and basketball they should be riding their camels and racing and having fun and not thinking about anything but marriage. But the prophets lie some looked at them in that state and the prophets lie Selim said Allah malaria elaboration after our law, there is no life except for the
life of the hereafter. Meaning when people live in this life without struggle, and when people seek to do nothing but achieved comfort, and happiness, whether that means that everyone around them will be unhappy happiness at any expense, whatever that means. They fail to learn the very meaning of life in the first place. And that's true as a community and that's true as an individual. Allah subhanaw taala makes reference to it in the Quran, with the community like us that we mean come and answer come in Kabul, in fact, hirakata una de Raja tamina, Latina, anthropo Umberto wakatipu wakulla. And why the Lord Krishna, that those who spent and gave and fought and did all that they
did before the hits are not like those who came along after the conquest. And by the way, this ayah was revealed around the time of day BIA. So it's before the conquest even took place in the last panel. Its Allah knows that many people will become Muslim after Mecca comes under the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. But they are not like the ones who struggled. They are not like the ones who were there when it was difficult to be there. They are not like the ones who understood their purpose in life
and actually worked in accordance with it.
And some how to love when we look back at the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and his companions I'm going to share with you all one particular person an individual, who often goes ignored in our Sierra just because he passed away so early in Islam and that's what occurred No, no often you think about this man. watarrka lived 92 to 95 years pursuing the truth. learned how to speak Hebrew, learns how to read the Bible, mastered the Jewish tradition, mastered the Christian tradition, live like an outcast in Mecca and pagan Mecca. All because he wanted the truth and some how to love for 90 something years he doesn't find it. And here the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is in front
of him. And, and he knows and he recognizes that this is the awaited prophet that for the last 90 years I've been trying to get to this. I've been doing it all for this moment to see you Yasuda love to see that awaited prophet and to believe in him and Allah subhanaw taala granted that's what aka and here's the Prophet slice them in front of them. And the prophets lie Selim as he tells him about his experience with jabril. Ronnie some Baraka responds, and he says, Lee Tony come to shaba
I wish I could be a young man now. I wish I could still have my youth. Why? He knows that this ride is not going to be easy that everything the profits lie son's about to go through is going to be very difficult. And he actually says that he doesn't say later on he can to sharpen I wish I could be a young man named Tony quinto hayan I wish I could be alive when Medina comes to Islam and when you conquer Mecca and I could be standing right next to Jada de la and everything would be great.
He said Layton he can too high and his euregio komak.
I wish I could be there with you and your people turn you out.
What already got the reward of Islam? He already accepted. The prophets lie Selim, he believed when he saw the prophets of Allah hardy who was some of them. He's got it. I mean, that's pretty cool. nine years old, he's gonna pass away now he doesn't have to go through the hardship. Now the toil of it's not. But he says, I wish I could be with you if you need to have homework when your people turn you out. And I would be there and I would be by your side and I would struggle alongside you. Yes, little luck. He actually craved the struggle. He wanted to be there with the prophets lysozyme he didn't yet go to Medina he's talking about the the deporting part. The being a marked man part. He's
talking about all the persecution that the prophets lie some will go through for the first 13 years of the sun and I wish I could be there with you. And you know something some kind of law law did not give what aka that opportunity. He died very, very, very soon after that. But you know what the prophet slicin um, said, he said, that's a super Warlock, I said don't say anything bad about what aka for him Neeraj e to the whole gender agenda team. I saw that Allah gave him agenda or two agendas, to gardens and some of the, some of the scholars they said of that Hadith, the reward of the reason why the prophets I mentioned Jen attain to Jenna's to Paradise is to gardens, the reward
of accepting Islam as soon as it came to him, he spent his entire life and he recognized the truth and he took it. And also the willingness to go on that journey with the prophets of Allah who it was to them that Yato said a lot. I wish I could be young, so that when things go down, I'll be with you.
And I will struggle with you. And that sincere heart that he had there, that jasola I don't just want to be living in Medina comfortably and coming out and going to the soup with you and praying behind you. I want to be there with you and be there for the struggle because I know there is blessing in that.
The prophets lie Selim teaches us a valuable lesson. He sets an alarm you tell him as authentically Aaron Buhari, when they were on an expedition. The Prophet sallallahu wasallam says in the film Medina, Tina's there are people in Medina, continent there behind us. They didn't get to come with us. The prophets lysozyme says mass selectadna word. What mass alakina Whaddya voloshin, we did not pass through a single Valley, no mountain of this journey in LA home nafi.
Except that those people in Medina are with us. But what happens, they had other habitat homeowners, they were held back by some sort of excuse, meaning they were sick, or they were unable to make that journey with us. But the profits licensed that they are with us we do not pass a single value. Except that those young men are with us that those young women are with us that those people in Medina who wish they could be with us are with us. And if you think about that, on the prophets lie, some says habitat home and that they were held back by an excuse, but they are with us. And you know, to the point that we don't take a single step except that they are with us. We ask a lot that
we're all those people of Earth. We're all those people who have an excuse, which is that we came 1400 years later. But if our hearts really wanted to be there, with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and we are sincere in that meaning what meaning it Jonathan sada Kumara de la Holly, that there are people that are truthful to the promise they made with the loss of Hannah Montana, Allah would give us that reward in our home Marina fee, except that they're with us the entire way. They wanted to be there with the profits line center. They wanted to be there for the struggle. Now why is this relevant to our times? And why am I bringing this up? As we look in our times and again,
this idea of creating a perfect world for yourself and your family, this idea of being in comfort. And that is your goal that I want everyone to be in comfort, I want my family to be in comfort I don't want to have to struggle is a very skewed interpretation of what your life is supposed to be. We do not seek to struggle. We don't see hardship. We're not a people to the profit slice. I'm taught to go look for trouble to go cause chaos or to go fight with people and confront people without without being confronted ourselves lots Amanda Lee call the profit slice on top companions that don't wish to meet your enemy in battle. I mean, you're great. You're great warriors on the
Sahaba were able to win every single battle with the exception of overhead which was a self inflicted defeat. But not that's a Malakal. Don't look for it. We don't look for hardship. We don't look for struggle. But when it comes, we embrace it. And we recognize that it's worth it. And there is something to say about your personality when the truth comes to you in any way possible. Whatever that truth may be. That truth could come in the form of someone confronting you about
your lifestyle, someone confronting you, or something being made apparent to you of how long that would be very difficult for you to give up. Or it could come in the form of you having to hold on to your Muslim identity in an extremely difficult time. And the fact was that tell you that you can abandon your identity and you can, you can be as unlucky as possible to get yourself through these difficulties. All of those things come at you, or you're in your workplace and you're in a profession where you know that there's something haram about your work. And the truth confronts you in some way, shape or form. But you're unwilling to step away from what you know you should not be a
part of, and you're unwilling to make sacrifices and struggle for something that is more meaningful to you than your life itself. That's a problem. That's not what we're raised upon as an omen. Allah could have taken the Prophet sallallahu it was sent him to Medina, five years in a digital the Alon had did not have to die. Right, the boycott did not have to happen. But there was a lesson in that there was something beneficial to the prophets lie some of this community to have to go through something like that. And so first and foremost, there is an expression for us because we don't ask Allah for difficulty. But we say it will lead to Billa hiraga, urban Islam, Medina, Wahby, Muhammad
Sallallahu, alayhi wa sallam and Abby and rasuna. I'm pleased with the laws, my Lord,
with whatever that comes with whatever package that comes with, I'm pleased with Islam is my religion, even when it becomes very difficult to be Muslim. And I'm pleased with Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as my messenger in my example, even when his Sunnah becomes exceedingly difficult to follow, I'm happy with it. And I'm okay with whatever comes with it. And I'm willing to struggle, and I'm willing to make sacrifices, and I embrace the hardship like I embrace the ease to a point that if the truth comes to me, in any way, shape, or form, I act like a Wilbekin will be allowed to act aboubaker renew, and the prophets license that no one of you when I came to you with the truth,
accepted the truth without giving me a hard time acceptable Beckett, everyone gave the profit slice on some sort of a hard time, but I will back it on the low end, who right away believed in the Prophet sallallahu sallam, he didn't think about the consequences of believing because he knew that it was the right thing to do. He knew that it was the truth. And that's something that we have to raise our children with, that you're going to confront very, very uncomfortable situations in life, you're going to have things going on in the world around you that you could conveniently ignore, because they don't affect you directly.
But you have a responsibility to be part of those struggles and to be part of those things that encompass truth, even if those truths are inconvenience. And we know somehow a lot, you know, let's face it doesn't matter who wins the next election. It doesn't matter what's coming next, it's going to get harder. That's something that you could pretty safely forecast. It's going to get a little bit harder, and it's going to get a little bit more difficult. Don't ever let a loss of Hannah hoods Allah see you backing off of your principles, and backing off of that struggle, or abandoning something that you know you should be doing because you're afraid of what comes with it. That's not
life, even if it's comfortable. It's not like a lot of malaria elimination earthhero we bear witness to a loss of hundreds out of that the only life is the life of the hereafter and we ask Allah to give us the best of this life and the best of the hereafter and to protect us from the hellfire. We ask Allah subhana wa tada to make us the people with conviction of people who have courage to those convictions We ask Allah Subhana hoods Allah to put truth in our hearts and to put truth in our actions We ask Allah subhana wa tada to rectify our hearts and to rectify the hearts around us. Through that pure heart that purified heart We ask Allah subhana wa it's out of the Turner of hearts
yamo polywell Kuru Sabbath kuruvilla Allah Deena, we ask Allah. To keep our hearts firm on his religion We ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, not to burden us beyond our capability not to burden us beyond our scope. We ask Allah subhana wa tada to allow us to have the best of our actions as the last of them to die in the best state of emotion and we ask Allah subhanaw taala not to allow any fear or any cowardice to come into our hearts and to back us away to take us away from that which He has called us to do. Whether it is in our individual lives, or in our community lives. Allah amin Apolo Cody harder was tougher la de la Marissa missing infrastructure in a hole for him.
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Allahumma salli wa sallim wa barik ala abacoa silica Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on it and he was happy to sell them to semen Cassie Allah, the brothers and sisters the take home message is very simple.
being used in any way, shape or form. For this religion is a great honor from a loss of Hannah Houghton. And the opportunities to be a part of doing things that are pleasing to Him are limitless. They're all in front of us. And to ask Allah subhanaw taala most of them no one else has stepped in Allah use us for your cause. Do not exchange us with the people that are better than us. As things get difficult around us in the society around us, don't shy away from doing things that you should be doing. Don't shy away from your identity. Don't shy away from your religion. Don't shy away from your principles. Don't teach your children that it's okay to be sheltered and it's okay to
absolutely ignore everything around them so long as they are not harmed. That's not the title of our Prophet sallallahu wasallam and it should not be our tarbiyah to our own. We ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to allow us to live in a wholesome sense in accordance with the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and to forgive us for our inevitable shortcomings along with fit in what we know and what we know when Muslim You know, when was he not even humble and was in Nicosia, nirankari bonucci without a llama freelon our hammer wire for an hour or two. I didn't know what I'm not. And
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