Channel: Omar Suleiman
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American way of Nova comm one minute with Ella Rasulullah, who Falco differs 1000 alima, from my bed. We begin by praising Allah subhanho wa Taala. For what he has guided us to thanking him for what he has allowed us to do, despite the circumstances, and praising him first and foremost for sending us guidance through Mohammed Salah lahardee, who has seldom as he did the prophets and the messengers before we ask Allah to send his peace and blessings upon Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam upon all of the prophets and messengers that came before his family and companions that served alongside of him, and those that follow in their blessing path until the Day of Judgment
along the mean. And we are here as a loss of Hannah horchata has commanded us after Ramadan when he took me to read that 72 Capital law, that you complete the period of fasting in Ramadan, and you declare Allah His greatness for that which he has guided you to. And I didn't forget which he that was. This continues off from last eight because this season of worship continues after last season of worship. When Allah subhanho wa Taala allowed us to complete the period of Ramadan and that
and gained a greater respect and devotion towards that which he has guided us towards a greater appreciation, sugar, gratitude, for giving us a sense of purpose. In the midst of things that often don't make sense. We say Allahu Akbar, Allah is greater. God is greater than all that is around us than all of our uncertainty than all of our sadness than all of our circumstances than all of those who oppress than all of those things that make sense and don't make sense Allah subhana wa tada is greater than all of that. And within two months of that period, finishing the second is in such close proximity, where we spend the first 10 days of the head just saying Allahu Akbar, Allahu
Akbar, Allahu Akbar, La ilaha illAllah Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Wali la Hill humped, declaring the greatness of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Declaring our devotion to that which he has guided us to and our gratitude to him for it. There's a realization that takes place. But this revolves around a story. And it's not just the story of Ibrahim, it is Salaam. It's the story of Ibrahim, and it's Mary and her job, the story of Ibrahim Hodge and his Marine, it's the story of a blessed family that understood the incredible, the incredible power that comes through having true pure trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala in the midst of all things, and this read, we don't just mimic the sacrifice of
Ibrahim alayhis salaam, we seek to find the TOEIC called the trust of Ibrahim it his setup. And I wanted to talk about this family through the lens of an ayah that we recite. And I want us to connect this also to what we left off of with Ramadan. And in the COVID-19 era. It's all felt like the same thing anyway, right. We're just going to the next month, the next day, the next week, and we're chugging along.
When Allah subhanaw taala says that as you finish Ramadan, you come to a place where you say Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, and you feel a great sense of the greatness of Allah subhanho wa Taala that minimises everything else around you. Allah subhanaw taala also says the purpose of that fasting was what I'd like him to tap on so that you gained taqwa, you become more mindful of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Because the more mindful of a lot you become, the more grateful to him you will inevitably become, the greater his greatness will be in your sights when you become more mindful of him. And so there's one I want you to look at the story of Ibrahim Hodge on his made through for a
moment and then we look at our own story through it. Woman tequila Yaga Allahu Maharajah. What is a common hatred is first and foremost whoever is conscious
mindful of Allah, Allah will make a way out for them. And Allah subhana wa tada will provide for them from places that they would have never imagined. What may Allah can Allah and if you have trust in Allah for Hua hospital, then he is enough for you. He is sufficient for you. And I want you to think about each one of them through the lens of this idea before you think about it for yourself. And one of the incredible things about the story of Ibrahim hides on his mind was that what gave them comfort in all of their situations and their affairs, was not that hotjar could look out the corner of her eye and say, Well, there are two hills over there. And if I run between them and shout
loud enough, maybe someone will hear me there. It looks like there could be a well that could one day be constructed over here. I think I heard that some people live close over there. That's not what gave her job. It wasn't the water out of the corner of her eye herbal hemmati salaam as he was walking away from them or is married it his Salah. Smiley's Saddam was not looking for the quickest exit if his father decides to actually proceed with the sacrifice what was giving them all a sense of contentment was what a lost command. A law never commands us to do something except that a lot intends good for us. Alone never commands us to do something except that a lot intends good for us.
And the closer we are to the command of Allah subhana wa tada even when it becomes the most difficult to apply those commands, the more blessing we're going to find in our lives. And so the answer of Ibrahim it is Saddam was a lot tells him esalaam He's the one receiving divine revelation submits a slum to me a lot told me to do it I'm gonna do it and Allah subhana wa tada will take care of me. The answer of hajah that gave her comfort was not are you going to come back and check on us in a few months? Is something going to happen did a lot tell you that someone's gonna come take care of us the comfort of how God was? Allah can be how did Allah commands you to do it? If so, Allah is
not going to abandon us we'll be fine. Her comfort was that the command of Allah subhana wa tada came with blessing and the comfort of his Mariotti his Salaam was what Yeah, I bet toofan moto moto Subhana Allah, He didn't say to his father, do what you saw in the dream. He said to his father do as you have been commanded to do. Because if Allah commanded you to do it, only good will come through it. Each one of them found comfort in the same thing, not the circumstances, not that they could see the Maharajah or the risk would come from not that they could see the way out or the way the sustenance would come. But they found comfort in knowing that Allah commanded it and Allah would
not command something except that Allah would bring about good in their lives. That's where they found it. And that's where they got their contentment from, and their brothers and sisters. When do we find true to what could in Allah subhanho wa Taala it's when we can't see the Maharajah we can't see the exits. And we can't see where the risk will come from where the sustenance is going to come from. We have no clue and we have to submit ourselves because nothing is making sense. The circumstances don't make sense. Everything is uncertain. When is this going to end? How am I going to do this? How is this going to come I will remain dedicated and clinging towards that which I've
been commanded to do. And I know that goodness will come as a result of that Allah subhana wa tada will not leave me in a place of destruction as a result of that. And you see that with each and every single one of them. Their comfort came from that their comfort came from the hospital had no idea and by the way, you can go through the story of the verse with each one of them. But I want you to think as a boy he mighty Saddam was walking away from what's on his mind. What was the conversation that he was having with a lot like us how Joe would wait as the sun became harder. And her child became first year? What was the duet that was going on between her and Allah subhana wa
Tada. As this made it Saddam was being walked to the place of his sacrifice. What was the gap between him and Allah subhana wa Tada. And then on top of that, dear brothers and sisters, Ibrahim alayhis salaam, as he is about to sacrifice his son, he too has been sacrificed by his father but he was sacrificed for false purposes and towards false gods and out of a sense of loneliness. He knows what it's like as Ibrahim alayhis salaam was walking away from Harvard he knows what it's like to have people turn their backs on you but with Ibrahim it Salaam he wasn't acting out of a lowly place or for lowly aims. nor was he saddened because he didn't trust the one whom he was acting for. He
knew that a lot took care of him when he was thrown into the fire. And Allah would take care of his mighty mighty Salaam and Allah would take care of her jewelry, his salon, and that's why the end of this verse is so beautiful. Oh my atella can Allah Lofa Hua hospital? Whoever has true true
Less than Allah, Allah sufficient for them, they actually don't need to know where the exit is and they don't need to know where the risk is going to come from. They're comforted with that they're contented with that idea that a lot is going to be enough for me anyway. And what was the first year I brought him ice I'm thrown into the fire that would keep him sustained through the heat of life has been Allah whenever Milwaukee, Allah is enough for me. Go through the ayah with each one of them. How am I a tequila? Allahu Maharajah, the Maharajah Jabra Salaam coming striking the water she never thought the Zamzam would come from the ground that way, she never thought a tribe would come
and settle a people would come and settle around her because of that she could not have written her own story. Ismail could not have written his own story that he would be the ancestor of hadal hunkeler Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the best of the last creation he could not have written his own story. And that's the point you don't want to offer your own story. You want Allah subhana wa tada you are comforted with Allah subhana wa tada authoring your story, you're good with that? Because hospital law and a keen eye trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala. And so in that and I'll conclude with this, every single one of these moments of uncertainty is a blessing from Allah
subhana wa tada every single one of them, it's hard for us to see, it is hard for us to see. But every single one of them is a chance to learn that truth and that reality over and over and over again in our lives. So if we survive through this, we will look back on it and we'll say remember those days and will remember how the massage the exit was somewhere we never expected and the risk came from places the sustenance came from places that we never respect we never expected. But we turn to Allah subhanaw taala with gratitude today, declaring his greatness Alhamdulillah for Allah subhana wa tada allowing us to gather even in this way today for AIDS. How many of us were so happy
that we would be in these sub optimal conditions spread out over three prayers, social distance and our masks outside, not in the masjid and you saw that a prayer come up and use another hamdulillah you said that hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah that's the point. Let Allah subhanho wa Taala author our story for us and let's be content with that. And let's enjoy what we're learning along the way and express gratitude to Allah subhana wa tada and let every single one of them be an affirmation of Allah as greatness and our inability sometimes to perceive it. And we think Allah subhana wa tada for each other. We ask Allah subhana wa tada to make us amongst those that are grateful to him in
all circumstances that see his greatness, through all hardships, that see the blessings that are sometimes concealed. Even in the midst of devastating pandemics. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to lift the hardship from our brothers and sisters that are oppressed all over the world that are suffering in ways that we have never suffered and we could never imagine suffering we ask a lot to lift the oppression from our brothers and sisters around the world and make things easy for them and allow them to overcome their oppressors We ask Allah subhana wa tada to unite us in this community and to unite us around the world to unite our hearts in recognition of that truth. And in recognition of
the rights that each one of us has upon each other through that truth. Allahumma amin was salam wa salam ala nabina Muhammad Ali, he was Sahabi marine sulamani come to LA he will better care to and even Mubarak to you all once again. May Allah bless you all in your families.