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What If You Were Never Born
Channel: Omar Suleiman
Series: Omar Suleiman - Daily Reminders
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Everyone, so now it comes time to cancel spend our time. The last lots Mr. Su Loughran Villanueva. Again, I want to wish I read MOBOTIX everyone, I prayed that a lot, except your deeds that you put forth in the first 10 days of the ledger that you have blessed with your family, Alex up to your worship your work for his sake and everything else and forgive your sins and your shortcomings a lot. I mean, so inshallah Tada, we're gonna get back to the daily reminders next week, inshallah. Tada. We'll start with the first on Tuesdays. So our nightly reminders will be on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, inshallah Tada, and then Tuesday, we will continue with the series The first and that
will be again next week in Charlottetown. For the rest of this month, I'll still continue on talking about some of the lessons from sort of Brahim primarily in Charlottetown. That'll be the backdrop as we go through the hedger for the next you know, few weeks inshallah Tada. But I wanted to sort of depart from that and share reflection on a narration that is not authentic to the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. It's often in the books of Tafseer. But it's not authentically expressed by himself a lot harder to set up, but it certainly holds true that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is addressed as even though they're behind the son of the two sacrificed ones. And what that refers to
is the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam being the descendant of this man, he landed his Salaam, who of course, was to be sacrificed but Allah subhana wa tada made a way out for Ibrahim and his Salaam and it's made it his Salah, and then the, the father of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Abdullah, the son of abdon, mclubbe, who was to be sacrificed due to an oath. But I've found a way out of doing so of sacrificing Abdullah after he had been deemed, you know, to be sacrificed and lost panatela made a way out for him and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Of course, was born. And so there's something very powerful about the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam being one
of the behind the son of the two that were deemed for sacrifice or deemed for slaughter. And I wanted to actually reflect a bit on our own selves, this gift of existence, and the improbability of our existence, you know, in terms of all of the factors that took place, in order for us to exist, it's very humbling. When you think about how, you know, perfect, everything had to be for you to be born. What that means is that if you look through the lives of your parents, there are so many junctures in which you might not have been born, maybe they wouldn't have met had one of your parents went to a different place, or something else would have happened, or, you know, someone else
would have been married, or whatever it may be, there's so many things that could have happened, where your parents would have never met in the first place. And then you don't know at what point your parents decided to have children. And you don't know.
You know, at what point as you were being born as you were coming into existence throughout the pregnancy. You know, if there were times in which your birth became high risk, your pregnancy was high risk, all of the perfect things that had to happen just for you to be born. There are so many things that could have gone wrong, during the pregnancy during the labor, that you would not have existed that I would not have existed, had that thing happened, right. And Pamela, you don't know if in the final moments before you were born, if the doctor shouted out, we're about to lose him, we're about to lose her. And then there you are. And there's so many times as you were a child, that, you
know, as you were wobbling around, you know, you could have hit your head and it could have been fatal, you could have choked on something, there's so many things that could have happened to where you would not be in the place that you are in right now. And one of the ways that we express gratitude to Allah subhanaw taala is we don't take our existence for granted. We don't take our existence for granted. And so you know, when we wake up in the morning, what are we taught to say? Alhamdulillah Allah The ohana bandirma. Martina right All praises be to Him, who gave us life after death and to him as the ultimate return. So there's an acknowledgement that even when I went to
sleep at night, there was no guarantee that I was going to wake up. And we know that every night is a minor death. And so every morning is a minor coming to life is a way of you coming to life once again and Allah subhanho wa Taala teaches us through the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to praise Him and to thank him for every day that we come into existence that we come into life once again, as it's another opportunity to do that which is pleasing to Allah subhana wa tada and to work deeds of gratitude for that existence.
As this panel as you're reflecting on that statement, if no that'd be hain for the Prophet sallallahu wasallam the son of the two deemed for sacrifice. If you go back and you think about how completely vulnerable you are and dependent upon Allah subhana wa tada you are for everything, including the moment that you came into existence your very existence. And we don't act with this entitled sense with Allah subhana wa tada because had Allah subhana wa tada not made all of those things happen for us to come into existence. So we just talked about the parents, what if your grandparents would never met? What if there was a break, if you were going down the chart of
ancestry? If there was a break, you know, due to some war or something that happened that would have caused your great grandparents never to met, never to meet. You know, how many things happened that put your parents in the same place that allowed for them to come together that allowed for you to be born, how many things that were improbable happens for you to come into existence. And so the first part of that is saying Al Hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah. And that's, you know, that's why you find so many mentions in the N word Allah subhanho wa Taala will take us through the process of our birth, right, the process of our birth. I know there are all of these articles and videos about the
embryology of the body, or the way that the process of birth is described so perfectly, but it's there, not just to admire and not to admire the embryology part of that but really to, to be grateful to Allah subhana wa tada that he took you from face to face and he is still in control of you, from face to face, in regards to your existence, and so you say and hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah, Allah Subhana Allah has given me life and hamdulillah Allah has given me health hamdulillah last pantiles give me guidance, and hamdulillah I thank him and praise him for giving me a sense of purpose for making clear to me what my purpose is, and hamdulillah every morning I wake up and
hamdulillah because I am not in control of even tougher terrain. I'm not even in control of the blink of an eye, Allah subhana wa tada is in control of all of these different things that have to take place, every process that takes place for me to exist at this very second, Allah subhana wa tada is in control of that. So it hamdulillah so the first thing is gratitude. The second thing is a sense of purpose. What role do you play? What were you meant to do? Right, finding your value to the world around you is essential to feeling that sense of gratitude. And that's airmen who added that with the chakra working acts of gratitude are working acts in accordance with rightful guidance and
purpose. And so Allah subhana wa, tada put you here for a reason you were meant to serve a purpose, you have something to offer, you have something to bring forth of contribution in Allahu Tana in some way that is beneficial to the people. And that leaves behind those seeds that that plant great things that will take place after you even if they are not attributed to you by other people, but always attributed to you by the one who created you, and by the one who creates all plants, and who creates all circumstances Allah subhanho wa Taala. And so the first thing once again, is to find that sense of gratitude and hamdulillah. And to really think about that every morning when you wake
up. And just as every night as you're going to sleep you acknowledge that it is in the loss of Hannah Montana, in his name, I moved to an area that I that I die and then I'm given life, you read suited molk where Allah subhanho wa Taala talks about creating a person after death after non existence a loss of hundreds out of bringing you from nothing to something and to something very meaningful and hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah for every day. Now, how do I work in accordance with that purpose? I was not to be right I was meant to be and that's something that that has a lot of value I was meant to be. Now what am I meant to do? Right I was meant to be now what am
I meant to do? And Allah subhana wa tada is in control of my being and Allah subhanho wa Taala expects the best of my doing in accordance with that gratitude. And that acknowledgement of existence that could not have happened without him subhanho to Allah facilitating so much that I could have never facilitated and of course, you know, finally, as Allah subhanaw taala makes the improbable happen for you to come into existence, you do not understand all of the workings that are taking place in your life and around you for the sake of something greater that you might not be able to see. So at hamdulillah for our existence, we thank Allah subhanaw taala for every day he
gives to us, and we thank Allah subhanho wa Taala for guidance that He has given to us so we can understand our purpose for being here. And we ask Allah subhana wa tada for firmness and steadfastness to be able to work in question.
accordance with that purpose and that guidance that he's given to us along I mean, Zack below Hayden was salaam alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh