When Allah Guides Through You
Channel: Omar Suleiman
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Begin by praising Allah subhanaw taala and 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 his his final messenger, we ask Allah to send his peace and blessings upon him, the prophets and messengers that came before him, his family and companions that served alongside him and those that follow in his blessed path until the Day of Judgment. Allahumma Amin, dear brothers and sisters,
at the end of today's hutzpah in the lucky Tirana, we're going to be having someone embrace Islam. But it's a very special way in which that brother will be embracing Islam, brother Sebastian, who will be taking shahada with us bitten into he to Allah actually is hard of hearing.
He's deaf here, but his heart is alive. And as Allah subhana wa Tada mentioned to us that it's not the sight that is blind. It's not the ears that are deaf. It's the hearts that go blind. It's the hearts that go deaf. And this message is so profound and so potent that it can reach people wherever they are, through generations, through cultures through circumstances. And it can give life to a person's heart in a way that nothing else can and we live that on a regular basis with him Did Allah with the beauty of la ilaha illAllah Muhammadan rasul Allah circulating through our hearts and veins Bismillahi Tala and inspiring us towards our daily practices. Now, with that being said, I know that
it can be deeply inspiring to watch someone else take Shahada. It can be deeply inspiring to see the videos online that are constant now of people that are embracing Islam, right and left. But one of the things that ends up happening here is that you disconnect yourself from the process and don't see yourself in the position of potentially being that one. That Allah subhanho wa Taala chooses to deeply transform someone else's life through the door of the Prophet SAW Selim Allahu wa jal who had the idea what had to be guidance overtakes all of us, Oh Allah, make him guided and guiding and guide through him. That it's one thing for us to crave guidance for ourselves. It's another thing
for us to deeply want it for someone else. And there's a personal incentive there, as well as the love for the person that you are calling to that guidance. And I want to address two statements to a hadith that all of you have probably heard, but situate them in their context for a moment. The first one that many of you have heard Wallahi lainnya the Allahu because of Anwar Hida hydro Naka mean any Hakuna laka hungry Nam that I swear that for Allah to guide one person through you, it is better for you than if Allah were to give you a valley of red camels. Many of you have heard this Hadith from the Prophets lie Selim. Another Hadith from the Prophet SAW Salem belly who Annie well I
convey on my behalf even if it's one ayah even if it's one verse, even if it's one thing that you can remember. Now let's talk about really quickly these incidents and where they come from. The first one is situated actually in Cuba. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is making his way to haber after the treason that came from Hiva. The attack from the inside of Medina. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says that tomorrow I'm going to give the banner to someone who loves Allah and His messenger. And if you love Allah and His Messenger, you're beloved to Allah and his messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and what a beautiful testimony from the Prophet sallallahu
alayhi wa sallam for a person. And so all of the Sahaba started to poke their heads out in the morning and they're waiting at salata. Fajr Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Anhu was hoping it's him or Amato, the Allahu Anhu was hoping it's him. It's not only Allah and was hoping it's him. I need all the Allah I'm hoping it's him. You go through the whole crowd, the known and the unknown Sahaba to be given that title of being beloved to Allah and the messenger, sallallahu alayhi wa salam, and to be someone who truly loves Allah and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I don't care what the task ahead is, I don't care if I'm walking into something that seems impossible at the moment.
Everyone just wants to fit the sentence fit the description of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam
and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam called forth a nadie. Whereas we thought about all the Allahu Taala and it was his moment, an ideal the Allahu Anhu came and he had something in his eye, he was unable to see out of one eye. And they said the other sort of Allah, he's not able to see out of one eye and the prophets lie some took from his saliva and he cured the eye of it, and we thought about all the Allahu Taala and, and he gave him that banner. And that's one of the most beautiful testimonies and from the virtues of a person to be given that type of a vote of confidence. And it will the Allahu Anhu deserved it. And as the prophets why Selim hands him that banner, listen to
what he says he said,
Seattle Sula, welcome to Home. Hetalia Kunal Mithuna. Such a profound sentence. Am I now to go fight them until they become like us? What's the instruction here? Is it demolition? Is it destruction? Is it revenge? Am I now to find them and force them to be like us or cotton whom had a column with Lana? Should I fight them until they become like us? Prophets? Like some says, No, that's not what it is. So let's say salam said, take your time and when you get there, when you enter, he said with the room Adel Islam, call them to Allah subhanaw taala call them to Islam and tell them better will be now you'll be my god what I am mean how can law Heafy and tell them what Allah Subhana Allah to
Allah demands of them from the rights that are due from the creation to the creator and that's when the profit slice and I'm sad to it oh already for wala Isla in yeah howdy Allah Who vicarage with Anwar Heda hirundo acumen and your corner Leica camera now. Oh, Annie. I swear by Allah.
I swear by Allah that if Allah was to guide one person through you would be better for you than a valley of red camels. A red camel is the most precious type of Camel that the Arabs knew. And a valley of red camels is equivalent to a value of gold, and essentially a life's worth of earning
is not equal to Allah subhanaw taala blessing you with that one blessing of someone finding hedaya Through you, Allah azza wa jal has decreed he Dyer has decreed guidance for who he has decreed.
But Allah subhanaw taala choosing you to be the person by which that person finds guidance. May Allah subhanaw taala allow people to be guided through us and allow us to be guided Allahumma Amin and the context of that is there in a man speak about the virtues of this hadith or the benefits of this hadith, that look that if you take the time to call them to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and one of them comes forward. This has been a tribe of treason and hardship one of them even one of them comes forward. That's the best possible outcome for you and your ACULA one person that says La Ilaha illa Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah through you now this is tidy and all the Allah Tala and was
deep Fick and the deen deep understanding of the religion and is in a position of power at this point, the assumption is that they will be at your mercy and you will call them to the Most Merciful first and hope that someone's heart will be genuinely softened towards Islam, before carrying out and proceeding with the battle.
Now on the other hand, that hadith of the smallness of means bendy, who are only well I
give my message to people, even if it's one idea that you remember where does this come from, had to to adapt the farewell hedge of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, from the blessing of that hedge is that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had more people become Sahaba in that hedge than his entire prophetic career. Over 100,000 People come camping out around Medina to do Hajj with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam inside and outside of Medina. People met the prophets. I saw them for the first time and hedge and so you became a Sahabi. likely your odds are because you met them in had sallallahu alayhi wa salam.
And you're hearing the prophets lie. Some speak for the first time in these hilltop, the hotbar on the day of out of the hotbar on the day of the 10th of the Rohingya on Yom and now you're hearing the prophets like some speak and as the prophets liasons giving these messages to you. And he says Bendigo, honey, well, I look, I don't expect you to remember all of this. I don't expect you to capture all of this, I don't expect you all to become scholars. But if you can take one of these ayat one of these verses, one of these divine lessons and convey them to someone else that might be what makes your entire existence on earth worth it.
You know, if you think about it from a personal perspective, as you look back and be the nahi Tana see a life of good deeds, I want you to imagine if you could say, and this would be part of your legacy, that you saved someone's life that someone was about to objectively be killed, something was about to happen to them and you stood in front of them and you save their life and that's something that is written down in your record. What the prophets I send a message saying that if Allah azza wa jal save someone's afterlife through you, it is better than the dunya and everything that is in it. And that's a personal incentive for you to think about first. What am I doing? What am I earning?
You know, a lot of times people assign value to themselves by different things. And once you assign value to yourself, which tells you about what your heart actually values, and so someone says, What am I doing at home? Just raising a child? What am I doing just knowing these few people at work and the small stuff
got one or two non Muslims and Masha Allah these people are running away with this and these people are running away with that or this person is achieving this and this person is achieving that. For you to plant the seed of one person that says La Ilaha illa Allah on this earth that they didn't lie to Allah will grow gardens of people saying that Allah Allah Allah on this earth
is a life that's worth it. Now here's the thing. Allah azza wa jal tells us that Nicola and Tad demon adopt, you don't guide who you love. And that's one of the difficult challenges to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is that some of the closest people to him, were not included amongst those that were guided through him. sallallahu alayhi wa sallam were some of the people that killed the people closest to him. were guided by Allah subhanaw taala, Ana's wisdom,
you don't guide whom you love. But you can't say you love someone if you're not praying for their guidance.
And this is where I want to bring it back to all of us. As you're thinking about your co workers, you're thinking about your family, you're thinking about your friend, maybe an old friend that you knew some time ago, I want you to ask yourself very sincerely. Have you ever really, really made your app for that person to be guided? Like really exerted yourself in sujood in your TM? Instead, oh, Allah guide that person.
Think about that. It's nice to have a friend for many years. It's nice, and we shouldn't be courteous to everybody and we should carry ourselves in our o'clock, our characters, our greatest data, but have you made your app for that person? Have you really thought to yourself, oh, Allah guide that person? And let me be there Subhanallah many of you witnessed brother Ambree with Brother D'Amario SubhanAllah. I can tell you how much he wanted that moment. And it's yours building up to it sometimes. But have you ever pushed yourself and said, Yeah, Allah. Let me see that one person. Let me see that family member. Let me see that front. Maybe you have. But if not push yourself. Be
sincere in your heart. Because that could be the thing that makes your entire life worth it. Yes, there will be moms and dads and rhythm to laburnum students of knowledge and people who do this for a living. But you know what, at the end of the day, just like it's only Allah as guidance. It's also only Allah is acceptance. One of the scary things is that it may be that Allah azza wa jal guides, hundreds of people 1000s of people through a person but Allah does not accept it from them. And it may be that Allah subhanaw taala guides one person through you and Allah azza wa jal accepts it from you may Allah subhanaw taala accept it from us all along. I mean, at the end of the day, we're just
hoping to be in the equation somewhere
to be somewhere in that line. But take it as a personal imperative, that when you're meeting someone, when you're with someone that you want to show them the beauty of Islam, that you want it to shine through your character, and that you're going to apply yourself and don't make the excuse. Well, I don't know much anyway. I don't know much anyway. And it's a shame. It's a shame, and it's something we have to deeply interrogate ourselves for. If someone has known you for years, and their hearts have not softened towards Islam, you need to ask yourself some pretty difficult questions. If someone has known you for years and does not have more clarity about what Islam is, and does not
have some softness in their heart towards it because of your good character and the way that you distinguish yourself with the way that you carry yourself, you need to ask yourself some difficult questions at that point.
We don't have the opportunity, the privilege to separate this data out and to allocate it to this exclusive group of people bendy, who only will if many of you have heard more about Islam, if not every single person in here than the people who met the profit slice of them that day when they heard directly from him belly who Annie Willow I convey on my behalf, even if it's an IRA, and even if that means supporting someone who's doing dalawa playing a secondary role. Allah writes it all down. But take it as a personal imperative. Dear Brothers and Sisters, your co workers, your old friends, your classmates, it's on you, anyone that you meets, the prophets of Allah honey mustard
have never looked past the person that was right in front of him. And the person that was most deserving of Dawa was always that person that was right in front of him. SallAllahu it he was sunnah. Even if that was just speaking through his blessed with character and then praying to Allah subhana wa Tada at night to guide that person and to find the means to call them to Islam. May Allah subhanho wa Taala allow us to be guided and guiding. May Allah Subhana Allah give life to our hearts through this beautiful message of Allah. Allahu Allah, Muhammad Rasul Allah. May Allah Subhana Allah continue to open the hearts of the people towards this beautiful message. May Allah subhanaw taala
allow that message to live in our actions in our day to day in our character. May Allah allow those who don't know about the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to love the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam through knowing us. May Allah Subhana Allah make us amongst those who bring people who don't know him to know Him and to love Him and to believe in Him and to become a source of sadaqa jariya for each and every single one of us alone. I mean, Akula kolyada was still alive.
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