Channel: Omar Suleiman
Series: Omar Suleiman - Ramadan 2015
This episode talks about Surah Maeedah verse no.34, sixth juzz, where Allah SWT says “O you! who have transgressed amongst yourselves do not despair in the mercy of Allah SWT, He is all-forgiving and merciful”. A transformational story about Ali Ibn Asadi Raheemallahu Ta’ala- from the most wanted highway robber in medina to a noble scholar.
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as salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. The brothers and sisters, welcome back to our series people of color earn, where every night I share with you a story of one of our pious predecessors and how they interacted with the world. And so, you know, a lot of times, you know, our pious predecessors did not come from such pious backgrounds. They had a difficult life. You know, they were drinkers they were adulterers, they were robbers at some point. And the one that we're going to share today as we move in now to our six Jews, is about a very prominent highway robber of his time, whose name was Ali Adnan sad, Rahim Allah to Allah so I'd even an STD was what's known as a highway
robber, he used to, you know, constantly steal, he used to constantly hurt people. I mean, he was he was so bad, that he was Medina's Most Wanted, they actually, you know, had a ransom on his head, and everyone was looking for him and everybody wanted him, you know, taken out because of all the, you know, all the things that the bad things that he done to that society. So, I live in a city is walking one day, you know, to rob somebody, and he hears a man reciting sort of Zuma, verse 53. That's not the area we're gonna be focusing on, but that's what he hears. So it's Azuma, first 53, the very famous Ayah Kalia about the alladhina Allahu Allah and fusi him la takana tomen Rahmatullah
in Elia firo de novo, Jimmy, I say, Oh, my servants who have transgressed against themselves, do not despair from the mercy of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, Allah forgives all sins, and a loss of Hannah Montana is all forgiving, and All Merciful. So he hears this man reciting that and he recognizes that you know what, as bad as I am, I still have a chance and I can still come back to a loss of Hannah Montana. So he's, you know, he cries and he sincerely repents to a loss of Hannah Montana. And then he makes his way to the message of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he finds our horrid all the time. And he goes to Abu huraira with the law of Thailand, and he embraces
obligado, the law of Thailand, and he cries and he says that I've come back to Allah subhanho wa Taala. I've made Toba and done you know, I'm never going to go back to robbing people or anything of that sort. Now, when he comes in there, and he and he and he and he embraces a blade and he comes to pray everyone sees him and you know, again, he's the most wanted in Medina at that time. You know, people want to hurt him. So people start to come close to him to attack him. And he says to them, you're not able to touch me anymore. Because a law says and this is the area that we're talking about, suited to not either verse 34, Allah subhanaw taala says in lella Dena taboo in public and
tackle the ronnie him fat l'amour and Allaha la foto Rahim Allah subhanho wa Taala says, except for those who turn in repentance before you apprehend them, and know that Allah is Forgiving and Merciful. So he says in this ayah Allah is saying that if a person who's you know even if a person has committed an offense, that requires a punishment if they repent to Allah subhana wa tada from themselves before they get caught, then Allah is most merciful and Allah is most forgiving there to be forgiven. This shows you the mercy of Islam, available the law of Thailand home, when and even in a study said that our Herrera said subject. He said he's telling the truth, and Abba hooray to the
law of Thailand who he took his hand and he and he took him to the Emir of Medina who was marijuana didn't hack him at the time. It was in the feed off of Maui or the law of Thailand who and I will read all of the law and who said, this is this young man his idea of necessity, he's the one that has a ransom on him. And he came to Allah subhanho wa Taala before Allah subhanho wa Taala brought him to be punished Subhana Allah, He came to Allah first in repentance. So you know, forgive him for what he's done. And no one has a right over him and no one has a right to punish him anymore because he came back to Allah subhana wa Tada. So this shows you again the mercy of Islam, that you know
that this religion never wanted to punish people. It never sought out people to carry out sorts of punishment. The goal is to protect society and was to protect the individual as well. And a lot is that forgiving and that merciful that if a person comes to that realization himself, even in that time and came back to a loss of hundreds Allah, then Allah commanded society as a whole to be merciful and tolerant towards that person. And so in this is a lesson for the one that's that's really soiled his record and a person that's really far from Allah subhanho wa Taala, you're most likely not a highway robber, you have a chance to come back to a loss of Hannah Montana, and to
society and to communities. When a person comes to the masjid. It doesn't matter how bad they've been. The fact that they're coming to the house of a loss of Hannah Montana, is a sign that there's some goodness inside of them. And if anything, we should make sure that as a community, we are facilitating their return to a loss of Hannah who want to add and not further distancing them and not punishing them or doing something to run them away from the masjid. And so again, this was certainly not either verse there.
Before we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to make us among those that sincerely repent to him and turn back to him and find that find themselves in his favorable company in amongst those that have lost contact please when we ask Allah Subhana Allah to raise us amongst the tower being a llama I mean, does that mean lol Hydra I will see you all next time in Sharla on our series, the people of color are cinematic around Florida cats.