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I Could Never Be Like Them Anyway
Channel: Omar Suleiman
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
mean when are people going to tuck in Allahumma salli wa sallam, robotica Rob Dakota, silica, Mohammed and Salalah how to sell them while Ernie he will be able to sell them to semen kathira. So first and foremost, shake why q who dresses like GQ, Mashallah, he took my topic because he talks about a new with him, which is what I was going to talk about, is upping the standards, you know, this excuse that, but we can't be like them. I can't be like the Sahaba. I can't be like these people that you're talking about. I can't be like them. And I guess inshallah, tada, I'll just build on what he talks about. Because there's something very popular with that, you know, usually when
we're talking about the Sahaba, we have this this image of like the Avengers, except instead of a Hulk, we've got the allow, I know, he's not big in green, he's big. He doesn't destroy buildings, Mashallah, he's pretty strong. Right? I don't know the rest of the stuff. So I know, they've got that commercial that's been dubbed on like every other video on YouTube. And I think why I should do that and shot a lot of time. But um, we've got the Sahaba. And you know, what, the beauty of the Sahaba is that they were real people. They were human beings. And some had a lot whenever you look at the way that those Sahaba were, even amongst them Leyzaola, they're not all the same. Some of the
Sahaba were greater than other Sahaba. But as if eosin was saying the lower Sahaba. The lower amongst the Sahaba did not let that stop them. They observed the good deeds of the others. And they tried to keep up with the higher the Sahaba. And it starts off with really just that wanting to be like them, the higher the people that you see that are that are role models, the people that you see a faith, whether they are Sahaba, whether they're tambourine, whether they're there are people that you just look up to people that are taking all of the good deeds in the masjid, it starts off with just wanting to be like them, just having a sincere desire. And that can go so far. I'll give you
this example. Well, so last on the law, he was telling once he was sitting with the Sahaba. And also last I saw him said that there will be 70,000 people that were and that will enter into gender without any form of accountability and without any form of punishments. Now, can you imagine what goes through our head and by the way, the prophets lie Selim, of course, he said, Allah will take another 70,000 with each one of the 70,000, and then two handfuls, and so on, so forth, so it became expanded, so don't feel destroyed. The point is, is that when you hear a hadith like that, let's say that was the end 70,000 people get to make it to Jannah without any form of accountability without
any form of punishment. Imagine all of the 1000s of years of Muslims like, how am I going to be one of them? I've got to compete with over 10,000 Sahaba In fact, Mecca alone. So that brings it down to 60,000. Then the tab you're in and the Tibet, you've already got way more than 70,000 and just those first three generations and the prophets I some said they're the first three generations Wow, I've got no hope I've got no chance. Now there's a Sahabi, who's sitting there by the name of cash settled the law, or kashia is not a famous companion. Oh kashia is not from the 10 guaranteed paradise or kashia is not one of you know from the highest class of Sahaba. And in fact, I challenge
any one of you brothers or sisters to find another Hades not using your iPhone.
so he's, he's the average mo he's just the Sahaba that's there and he's one of the other Sahaba but that didn't stop him. He didn't sit there and think to himself like man, I'm in trouble.
Girl kashia said right away, Yasuda Allah, Allah had an akuna min home, make your art to Allah that I am amongst them and the prophets lies on them said and some in home. Congratulations, you are one of them. So then some of the others the hava woke up they said whoa, it's that easy. So another Sahabi said yada suit a lot. There are a lot of corner men who make draw that I'm amongst them the prophets, I send them said subaqua Bihar or cash or cash that beat you to it.
You just want to be there. He didn't think to himself about his limited circumstances. He didn't think that you know what, I'm not doubleback at all motorists manner, ie I'm not any of those Sahaba I'm just Okasha.
And how many of you can tell me who are caches dad was Okasha bin Who?
I can't even hear you. So it doesn't count. Either way. The point is, the point is, is that for the most part, nobody knows. But this is how the Sahaba were. And another incident of how long been to mid Han are they allowed to add on who was sitting with the Prophet sallallahu it was still them in the form.
lies to them slept in her house.
And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam woke up from a dream and he started laughing. He was smiling and laughing. So a lot of it was selam. So she said to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, O Messenger of Allah, May Allah keep you happy. May Allah keep you smiling, May Allah keep you laughing. What did you see in your dream?
So he said to her, I saw
a group of people from my Ummah, spreading Islam through the seas.
These were desert Arabs, they were terrified of water. And that's why even in the in the battles with the persons whenever they eventually fought on water, basically, their strategy was to take a bunch of boats and to tie them all together to turn into a virtual land on water.
They hated water. These were not Marines. These were desert Arabs. So the Prophet slicin them was smiling and he was laughing because he saw that his oma a group of his oma would even go to that length. Even though they were afraid of water, they would spread Islam through the seas. Known haraam rhodiola. And he did not say to herself, well, I'm a woman, you know, sometimes the sisters probably feel whenever they're listening to all these great ahaadeeth about, you know, people that that are going to fetch it in JAMA and stuff like that, they just sit there and go, Oh, well, the half of the grandkid, because the trophy half of there's almost never a girl in the family. It's
usually a boy, you know, so that we can live our lives and head on let's just have a trophy half of the kid.
So the sisters will sit back and be like, it's not me. You know, I wait till he gets back to the other ahaadeeth I wait till he starts talking about it again.
She didn't think that way. And she didn't think to herself Well, I'm never gonna be in battle. And I can't travel by seas. She said to the Prophet sly Salaam, yada sola make sure that I'm amongst them. I don't care how or why Somehow, I want to be one of those people. I know that I can't be one of those people. Technically speaking, it doesn't all make sense. It doesn't all add up. But I want to be one of those people. And also last item granted her that and she was married to the great companion or bad that took no sama toto the allowed time.
And they were under more alioto the allow unknown and traveling the seas for the for the opening of Cyprus. She accompanied her husband, Oba to Cyprus. Whenever they got to Cyprus as she was getting out of the ship, she tripped and she fell and she died
Subhanallah until today, if you go to Cyprus, you can find her grave there.
She didn't think to herself. It's not possible. I can't be those people. Technically it doesn't add up but it's not about that if you are sincere when you ask Allah subhanaw taala to be amongst them Allah will make it happen all the time in Katara the Allahu anhu used to make the Allah homogeneous Luca Shahada feasability all I asked you Shahada and you're away feel better, feel better than to be in the in the city of your profits lights on him and his daughter have settled the Alon says you know how are you going to die a martyr in Medina, this is the stronghold This is the fortress, right? People will die as martyrs outside of Medina
doesn't care about how it adds up.
He just wanted it.
And him wanting it was enough for a lots of grants him Shahada martyrdom, not only in the city of the prophets lie Selim in the masjid of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and then to be buried next to the Prophet sallallahu wasallam
you want it it will happen. But how bad do you really want it? So that's the first thing and I'll come back to in Charlottetown a little bit later, wanting it enough. Number two,
love the righteous, love the Sahaba develop a love for the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Try to try to admire them learn to really respect them learn to really appreciate them. And he Mama safrea Rahim Allah. He has a very famous poem where he says hibel sila hain. Well that's two men whom I love the righteous but I am not amongst them, not only an Allah be himself so that I might be able to gain their intercession. Well, I could go home and teach Allah to him. I'll see we're in couldn't. So we and filby Laura, and I hate the one who trades in sins, although we have the same inventory. So I love the writers but I'm not amongst them. I'm trying but I'm not amongst them. And
I hate the sinner but I am amongst him. And he Mama, Rahim Allah. He heard that he heard his teacher and he Mama safaree say that and he's thinking to himself, well, if any Mama safaree is saying that, what does that make me? So he said to me, Mama safaree, to have both Sila hainault anthem in whom you love the writers and you truly are amongst them, when men come sell for yellowkorner sefaira and from you. Others will gain intercession
What tech Rahul Manti Jarrod Tomasi. waukon Allah home and shuttle will be LA. He said you hate the one whose trade is in sin, may Allah protect us from evil deeds. But in essence, this mentality, I love the righteous, I love the Sahaba I love the callers to Allah zwei I sincerely loves them and I want to be like them.
And you develop that love and that is enough, that could be enough to get you into gender. Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam as the young man he is a person who said, he wants gender. The Prophet seisen said, What have you prepared for it? He said, I didn't prepare much Salah not too much prayer, not too much fasting, you know, not too much charity. He said, but I did prepare my love for you. All I have is that I love you. I know that I love you. In another incident, a man young man came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he was crying. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to him, what's making you cry? And he said, O Messenger of Allah.
You know, my life right now anytime I want to see you.
I tend to come in messages. I just come to the Muslim I see you I can be with you. Anytime I want to be with you. You're there. sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I know that I can see you I tell you to cut the mustard. He said that I remembered a day
that I will die. And he's put his own death before the death of the prophets lie Selim. out of his other book, The Prophet sallallahu sallam, I will die. And we will part and I'll no longer be with you. And he said an even if I get to Jenna, so he knows he's agenda. Or he thinks he's in general, because he's obviously a good young person. Even if I make it there, I know you're going to be at a level that I won't be able to reach, you'll be somewhere in Jenna, you'll be an alpha dose, I can't get all the way up there. And the profit slice that I'm told him such a cool environment up to you will be with the one whom you love. And I saw last night and I've said this statement to over 15
companions, you will be with the one who you love. And it said nomadic or the allow I know who narrates one of the incidents where that took place and a super nomadic while the allowed to Allah and when he heard the prophets lie. Some of them say that he said that I'm set.
He said I'm set. I love Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, I love Apple back here.
And I love Omar, I'm sad.
If I'm gonna be with those guys, in general, I'm set. So now think about this for a moment. So we can't be like them. Well, the reason why you would want to be like them as the first place is so you can be with them in Jannah How about starting off with developing that connection? loving them? Do you know how much better your salon gets whenever you read the seat of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam and you read the lives of the companions? Do you know how much your own relationship improves with Allah subhanho wa Taala Why? Because I love them. I might not have prepared anything else but I love them.
also recognize the circumstances that you are in you know, while we're talking about the Avengers in the Sahaba.
Whenever we're thinking of that, what do many of us think we can't be like them. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in the Hadith of the allow, in the meanwhile, a Yama sobre he's talking to the Sahaba says barely behind you ahead of you our days which will require great patience.
And some how to love the prophets lie Selim said describing the way that how hard it would be to have patience and to do righteous deeds. He says Mithra koblin algebra to take a burning piece of charcoal and the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said that for one who acts in those days is the reward of 50.
So the Sahaba said, Wait a minute, you know sort of law
as you know him, seen him in home. This is how they thought good deeds, the reward of 50 of them. And the prophets lysozyme said no, no, no, no, no. A little hum. Seen I mean come the reward of 50 of you.
When we think of the Sahaba of the Prophet sly cinnamon we think man if I lived in those times, I would definitely be likable. Beckett, how do you know you wouldn't be likable john. He was pretty smart to his name was Bill haccombe the father of wisdom.
Oh, but you know the prophets lie Selim was you know, we would hear those amazing Hulk buzz you imagine praying behind the Prophet sallallahu it was to them the effect that it would have on your life. I'd love No babe, no saloon, the chief of the hypocrites prayed behind the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam for years and it had no effect on him.
Don't always just assume, man, those guys were lucky they got to be with the prophets license them yeah, they also had to be beaten to a point of death, not just put through some, some humiliation at the airport. They had to be beaten they had to struggle they had to give up their lives for following the Prophet salallahu Islam and forsaking a present desire for the sake of
A future promise but they did it anyway. And it's funny because some, you know, this year in hajj I had a young man's panel I you up, you know, usually when people want to leave Islam, they want to leave Islam for something, you know, you know that's a very common atheist they'll sound the very common atheist theme. You know what this guy told me? He said, Allah is not fair. in hajj. I said, How come? This was this year and Hajj. And this was a person who was born Muslim. He said, How come Allah allows these people in Mecca,
who aren't very nice people. And some of the people of Morocco are very nice people. But you know, when you're in ads, especially, man, you don't want to buy anything. When you go to a shop and hides and you want to buy something, the store owner is going to make you feel like
you got to work for this job, you've got to work for this, he will degrade you and talk about bad customer service. So this guy's like, Allah is not fair. How come these people get the reward of 100,000 Salah just because they live here. And we live in the states and we don't get any of that.
And I said, Why don't you think in the opposite way and think how come they don't have the opportunity for data that I have living amongst non Muslims? You know how many times people in the Muslim countries will say man, you guys are lucky you get to do that Allah we never see anyone take Shahada. We never see anyone take Shahada. You imagine if someone took Shahada at your hands, and also last Isilon said, it's better for you than red candles. And some of you're like what are red camels? It's better for you than a Lexus than a McLaren than a What is it Bugatti or Beulah tea with a law. It's with a law view allottee. That's how it's read. It's better for you than any of that
meaning it's better than the world than anything that's in the world, one person takes a hug on your hands. And people in the Middle East are saying those Muslims are so lucky in America. They don't know what they've got, if someone takes out on their hands, they can pray and they get the reward of their Salah they confess and they get the reward of their fasting, meaning everybody has their circumstances and Allah will judge you according to your circumstances and how you acted in accordance with those circumstances. And that's why I've the law of no arbitrary law. So the allowed side on who he says something very powerful. You know, usually when we think about, it's like, it's
harder to be Muslim here. It's harder to be a half of I mean, it's harder to read or add, whenever you're outside of the environment of Quran and stuff like that. And some highlights true, it is harder, it's harder to be a good Muslim out of the masjid, just like it's easier not to be a drug addict when you're not in rehab.
Okay, it's harder to be a good Muslim outside of the masjid. And that's why sometimes, you know, we'll see people who missed out LA, or half an hour, and they lead somewhere. But they're also half of the lot of other stuff. That's not very good.
And then being half of four and does not absolve them from being half of all the other stuff and leading totally does not absolve them from all of that. In essence, what happens when we create this, this this vision,
where we are supposed to be religious only in the message where everything has to be utopian ideal in the message everyone has to act religious in the message but outside your fair game, you don't need to worry about developing your email outside whenever you face real situations and real issues outside. Because you're supposed to be worrying about making sure that you're respecting the muscles and acting the way you're supposed to act and all of that.
Basically what we're doing is we're forgetting the ayah Allah Allah the nantahala, hokku Bangla taqwa They are the ones who have tested their hearts for faith. And honorable hobro. They allow on who said the one who has tested is not equal to the one who is not tested. Do you know what would happen to a zoo animal if you took them out the zoo and you put them in the wilderness. He's a big bad animal inside the zoo. He probably scares you. Okay, shambu can pick on trainers. But if you threw shambu, into an actual ocean with other killer whales after he's been spoiled, and SeaWorld, he's not going to live. He's not going to survive. None of those animals would make it because
they've been sheltered in the zoo the whole time. So the fact that you can hold your faith in shot law and I want to congratulate all of you may Allah bless all of you who are here, everyone say I mean, because you could be in much worse places. You could be in much worse places. That is high in the sight of Allah subhanaw taala as long as your intention is right, because Allah will reward you according to that. And that's why Abdullah Mohammed bin Nasser, the Allahu anhu said, Lucha Iran am Allah Julio cabo la Yemen Mithra Hema Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam for me to do a good deed today is more beloved to me, is twice as beloved to me as doing a good deed. While I was in the
presence of the Prophet sly Salah. That sounds blasphemous Oh my god. Imagine Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the fundraiser and you give sadaqa the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the one giving cultiva the Prophet slicin him as the one leading salon you're praying behind him. you imagine?
And how awesome that would be. What are you talking about? How could you say it's twice as beloved to for me to do something when the prophets I send them passed away? He says Leanna could no matter Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, yeah, him when I tell him on a dunya when we were with the Prophet slicin, and we didn't care about dunya, all we cared about was a hero. But now, God, man, it's been a dunya. Now, after the Prophet sly son passed away, now, the dunya is attacking us from every side, meaning circumstances counts, circumstances counts. So you prepare by wanting to be like them. You love those people at the same time you recognize your circumstances. And you know what it
might be that Allah subhanaw taala gives you an eye, a higher place in Geneva and shot lots out of them people that are better than us. I want to share with you all a very interesting narration. It's narrated by tongue have not obeyed the law or the law of Thailand. And it's an authentic hadith sircilla. So he has an in nomada palheiro. The Allahu anhu says I had a dream.
And in that dream, I was standing with two other men in front of the gates of paradise.
And we were waiting to be called.
And with me, the two men that were with me, one of them, they both accepted Islam at the same time.
One of them lived a year longer than the other.
But the one who died a year earlier, he died in battle, and he was better he was better in his charity, he was more he struggled more feasibility law.
So he's saying, you know, we're standing there and and we're waiting to be called, and the Allah subhanaw taala calls First, the man who was the least in terms of struggle,
to come to Geneva, he gets called to the gates first.
Then he says, Allah subhanaw taala allows the second one to be called the other person that was with them to be called.
Then he says, As for me, I was told that it's not your time yet, and I woke up.
Now thought, how do they allow and who is greater than person number two, who was called and person number two is greater than person number one that was called so palheiro the allow I know as was the habit of the Sahaba they would share their dreams with the Prophet slice them their good dreams with the Prophet slicin among the companions, he says this to the prophets lie Selim in the in the presence of the Sahaba and the Sahaba are shocked.
They're like, Well, wait a minute. The guy that got called first he wasn't as good as the second one.
And so Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says, when he that he Katara born, what are you surprised about? So they said the auto pseudo law, the first the one that got called second he died in battle he died Shaheed and he was he struggled Morphe Sabina law. So in essence, he was a better Muslim right? I mean, you saw this person and he died and so he the other guy, he died a year later he didn't die in battle. And at the same time, he did not have as much salon as much as a cat and as much charity as he didn't do as much as the other guy. Solo Solo slice mm says and listen very closely because we are at the gates of Ramadan and sha Allah but we might not make it a llama by
living out Ramadan alone. I mean, listen very closely, but also lasala lahardee he was Salam says la Sahaja isn't it that this person
isn't it that he lived a year longer than the other person
will add taraka Rama born while sama fee Ha. And he caught Ramadan he caught an extra Ramadan. And He fasted in that Ramadan. And he prayed such and such and made such and such sujood in that year.
And he said yes. And the Prophet slicin um says from Albania, Houma, Albania, Somalia, well,
then what is between them in terms of rank is greater than the distance between the heavens and the earth law aka trauma bonds coming up in sha Allah make the most of it. But the last thing I want to leave you with dear brothers and sisters because a lot of times, again, Sahaba we can't be like them. We want to be like them, but we can't be like them. When you make your art to Allah subhanho it's out of the way or kashia did and the way in haraam did to be amongst those people. how sincere Are you in that door I want to share with you the story of an incredible individual
incredible individual. Well law he one of the most incredible individuals that lived in the last 100 years and you know what, one of the most incredible individuals in history
and then by the name of a ship, I've been Hamid kiss clocking a whole lot to Allah
says Allah didn't die 200 years ago, or 300 years ago. He died in 1996.
And a chef Kiska Hema Hala was a righteous man, a scholar who truly spoke from the heart
Who till today in the Arab world, you know, like people blast, little Wayne today, people blast share kiske in the Arab world, even people that aren't that religious cars are shaking from the voice of shift kiss climb a whole lotta I'm not saying Oh, blast the other stuff too. They do that stuff too. But till today, you can hear his voice and it's so powerful.
And this man Subhanallah his do I was Mr. job he made there and it was answered. He wants made against Muammar Qaddafi, the leader of Libya, he made against him. And he said, Oh, Gaddafi, I asked a loss of hundreds out of that one day your people will pull you from the sewers, and will throw you away in an undisclosed location in a place where no one will find you. And that's exactly what happened to him.
So his diet was serious business. I'm not saying he was sorry. I'll be wakasugi alone. I know. But his daughter was serious.
A shakhas call him Allah to Allah.
One night, he goes to sleep and he sees a dream. And he sees in that dream, Masuda la sala la hora, he was sending an honorable hapa bro the Allahu taala. No.
And the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells him suddenly Mullah Omar
give salam to Omar.
So he's telling this dream. He says for Salaam to LA.
I gave my salon to him to America. Tom was supposed to be in omega and I felt dead between those. So last I saw him in the hot tub. Now some of you might be thinking, wow, that must mean Omar is evil. No, no from a standpoint of dream interpretation that all men are mortal life. I gave my life to armor blah, blah, blah they allow. And then he says the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam picked me up. And he did hosel of me with his own two hands Salalah hearty he was still him. He did my whole soul.
And I'm watching this dream.
I'm watching myself and my dream being washed by the prophet sallallahu wasallam
and it's a Friday morning and he's telling he's telling the family members because every Friday morning they gather together to eat breakfast before Jim is telling his family members about this dream that he had.
And his wife says to him Why are you sharing this one the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said that you're not supposed to speak of bad dreams.
He said to her What makes you think this is a bad dream? He says well la he I wish things would happen exactly as they happen in the dream.
Now chef, Abdel Hamid kiszko him a whole lot to Allah used to make a very powerful though, in many of his multiplus
he used to say Allah hum, agony Mama, what a mutiny mama? Why Shouldn't he be in a coma and aside you don't like a lot I mean, Oh Allah allow me to live as an Imam
and to die as an Imam. And to be resurrected between your hands with nsra Good luck in your presence while I am making salute to you yeah, are hamara manera blah amin, oh Lord of the worlds I want to die in salute.
And that day when he sees that dream, the day of Friday, the day of December 6 1996 when he turned 63 years old and he was so happy because he realized that was the age of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam died up.
He makes will go and he goes into his salon on the day of Friday. And he goes into his suits, and he never gets back up.
He lived doesn't he ma'am?
He died as an Imam on Yama Juma
and he was resurrected with his Lord while he was introduced to him.
A citco Fatah when you are truthful in your
Layton he akun man nebia Salalah Islam Oh how I wish I could be with the prophets on the lysosome Well to me when I if I fail to achieve that presence when you ask Allah, Allah Allah I love a solo la sala la Hardy was solo. I love abubaker I love Isha. If you are truthful when you say that and if you are truthful when you say you want to be like them.
Then on the day of judgment and that agenda, Abubakar will be your neighbor, you love him here he is, he said will be your neighbor, you love her here she is on a Sol La Sol Allahu alayhi wa sallam will be your neighbor in general and for those in sha Allah, you love him. Here he is We ask Allah subhanaw taala to make us from a Cydia porn wasabi porn was slightly Hoon will mostly soon alumna I mean, does akmola hate anonymous needs the American Apollo Kalia there was stuff about electron was so damn it Come on him to lie your bucket