Channel: Omar Suleiman
I begin by praising Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and bearing witness that none has the right to be worshipped or unconditionally obeyed except for him. And we bear witness that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa Salam is 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 blessing path until the day of judgment. And we ask Allah to make us amongst them, Allah, Allah, I mean, the brothers and sisters, often when someone passes away, we wish we could have a conversation with them and ask them, What is it like on the other side, even if
that person had a good ending, even if you had the perfect shahada right in front of you, someone who was martyred or someone who lost their life in a noble way, someone who left this world saying La ilaha, Illa, Allah, on the day or night or Friday, someone who just had a beautiful, perfect death, and you were so sure they were in Ghana, you would long to have a conversation with them and say, What's it like over there? What can you tell us about your experience? One more apology, maybe or one more I love you. Allah knows best. But, of course, we know that after someone passes from this life, we send our dear as we have our connection through sadaqa Giardia through the continued
charity. But there is no feedback. You might see a good dream, but you can't hear directly from them the perfect words that you're looking for. And I was reflecting on the community of the Prophet sallallahu. I knew he was some of them. They had people that they lost before the Battle of hurt. But the battle of Orford represents the first time that you had mass casualties that you had a group of companions that were all killed at the same time. And of course, amongst them Hamza will the Allahu Tada. And we had our strength from Hemsedal the alo annual Musab Radi Allahu anhu, who set the stage in Medina. I mean, this was an extremely well respected and well loved group of
companions. And can you imagine what was going through the hearts and minds of the Muslims that were here? In Medina, thinking one more conversation? Like I wonder what it's like? They're still receiving the ayat about shahada fresh, the Quran has not even been revealed, and full yet to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, what can you tell us about your experience? And subhanAllah it's very interesting because the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam actually give us a window into the unique experience of the shahada after they were martyred. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned that the shahada of Herod sent to Allah subhanho wa taala, or
expressed to Allah subhanaw taala a desire to tell the companions that we're still here, we're okay. Don't worry about us. Tell our relatives we are fine, that they collectively, Hamza Musab all of them, collectively wished for an opportunity to just say, We want those that we've left behind to know that we're okay. Tell them that we're in Jannah tell them that we're enjoying ourselves tell them that we have found the Promise of Allah subhanaw taala to be true. Go back and tell them and Allah azza wa jal sends Gibreel to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to tell the Sahaba Hamza Musab Abdullah, they want you to know that they are in their in that they are in blessing right now.
And there's this one conversation that the prophets lie some narrates between Allah and the Shahada. I heard that I just found so strikingly beautiful, because you can imagine the gathering like if Hamza could speak because when we think of the exit of Hamlet or the law, and we'll say the Shahadat from this world and most eyebrow, the Allahu Anhu from this world, it's very heartbreaking and painful, right? But if if we could actually get a window into into a conversation and we do have that window, what would they say? The login was little the Allahu Taala and who was asked by his students about the I one to seven, Medina potty roofie, Sabine de la heat and water, Bella here on
Enderby murabba. Kwon Do not say of those who were martyred in the path of Allah subhanaw taala that they are dead, rather they are alive with their Lord in constant provision in constant prosperity in constant happiness. So I'm loving Mr. Little the Allahu Tada and who, when he was asked about this area, he describes a conversation that Allah had the shahada had Subhan Allah so think about this gathering now called out of the Allahu Taala and who
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Do you want anything? Do you desire anything? I mean, you're living the life right now. Is there anything that you want? The ferula Donica be him. That is not what? Allah asked them this question three times. And every single time Allah subhanaw taala asked them, they didn't say anything. They said you were. I mean, this is the maximum. We're okay. We're living the life right now. We're living this eternal promise.
So he says, when Allah subhanho Tirana saw and Nahum la Utako min and use aloo or rather they saw that Allah was going to keep on asking them until they gave an answer. So when Allah looked at them and Allah kept on asking them and they realize they have to give Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and answer called Rob Nuri do unto wrote the Ottawa Hana fee at zadina hat nocturna feasability Kamara, Ratan okra. They said Our Lord, we want you to put our souls back in our bodies so that we can sacrifice for you once again.
It's panela you're living all of this karama, all of this nobility, all of this honor. And your Lord is showering you with mercy and blessing. Yeah, Allah. We want to do it for you again. We have nothing to ask of you. But the love that you are showing the nobility the generosity, the magnanimity, yeah Allah if we could do it again, put us back into the dunya and we will do it again. And the Hadith ends of this conversation, that when Allah subhanaw taala philam Mara and Elisa home harder to recall Allah Subhana Allah Allah once he saw that they weren't going to ask him for anything else. He left them back to their to their being
the Shahadat continue to enjoy this life that Allah Subhana Allah has given to them. In another narration, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said as anisul The Allahu Anhu narrates now I hadn't yet Hulu Jannetty you have blue and yellow Dr either dunya wala Houma and an oral demon che enlish Shaheed yet Amana and yada yada Isla dunya for yoked Allah Astra Murat, Lima Yamuna. Kurama said sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that no one enters paradise and would like to leave paradise for a moment. I mean, once you're in, you're in right. No one enters Jana and would like for a moment to leave Jana except for the Shaheed there is nothing in the world that you could give to someone and
say come back out of Jannah for it, except for the Shaheed the Shaheed would want to be sacrificed for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala 10 more times, because of the magnanimity, the love the nobility, the honor that has been bestowed upon them what they're seeing from the Kurama of Allah subhanaw taala from the generosity of Allah subhanaw taala even the profit side Salam himself said, well, Nadine fcbd The Prophet sallallaahu Salam said, by him and whose hand is my soul, lower did to me octanol visa vie de la Sol Maria from OTELO are here from Ocotillo. From here from Octa from here, he said, salallahu Salam, by the one and whose hand is my soul, even I, I wish I could give my
life for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala and be brought back and do it again and do it again and do it again and do it again.
Why are we talking about this? What does this have to do with anything in regards to this unique connection between the shahada and Allah subhanaw taala other than publisher had the other than the virtue in the nobility of Shahada. Someone asked me after this past week when we talked about relative and Osama told the Allahu Anhu like what do we take when we're reading about these heroic companions?
What's the quality we're trying to gain?
I want you to ask yourself for a moment. Why would these people
want to leave the blessing of Allah for a moment, except that they love to please Allah subhanaw taala even more than they love being pleased by Allah subhanaw taala
that a connection develops, that they taste the sweetness of sacrifice. We're coming to the month of the hedgerow with Ibrahim
Marie has Salam. When Allah was commanding Ibrahim on Islam next thing, next thing, maybe because of your own experience when you're given an inconvenient test, you probably imagine Ibrahim or Islam putting his hand head down and grumbling. Like again. Here we go again, again. Now this now that but Ibrahim alayhis salam was the allele of Allah is the friend of God, Brahim and he has Salam. If Carla hurrah boo Aslam kala Islam to Europa Alameen. When his Lord tells him to submit, he said, I submit to the Lord of the Worlds, that's not a forced submission on the outside, that is with heart with mine with soul. I know what my Lord commands is good. And I love to submit to My Lord, I love
to sacrifice for my Lord.
It's not about the pain of the sacrifice. It's about the sweetness of who you are sacrificing for the love and the sweetness that you derive from sacrificing for Allah subhanho wa Taala and there's a very interesting contrast here. Think about this person on the Day of Judgment. Subhan Allah who's dragged on his face to the fire
and you thought he was a shaheed.
This is the opposite contrast. It's the opposite person. It's very interesting. The prophets lie somebody mentioned a person who is Adam Accardi of Quran reciter of Quran a teacher, a person who is generous, charitable, and a person who's a martyr, and they ended up being amongst the first to enter hellfire. Why? Because the one who was spreading knowledge only wanted to be acclaimed for that knowledge respected and honored for that knowledge. The one who gave only wanted to be praised for their generosity, but this person who gave their life
I mean, our do we become so obsessed with ourselves so self absorbed, that we would literally give up our lives that there are people who would literally die, so that they could be praised in a world that they can't even experience anymore?
Not weird. I want to go down in history this way. You're not going to be around to read those history books. I want people to say courageous, you're not going to be around to hear them say courageous. You're not going to hear them praise your bravery. What What are you talking about? And Allah raises that person on the Day of Judgment.
You know, what did you put forth? Yeah, Allah my whole life. I'm gonna Shaheed right. Where's my banner of Shahada? I'm gonna Shaheed the martyr right? And
Allah subhanaw taala says you only did that. So people would praise you for bravery and courage and say Masha Allah Shaheed martyr, Subhan Allah, this person who wanted more for his name, to live amongst dying people in this dunya rather than his rank to be elevated amongst ever living people in the Africa in the Hereafter,
in Gardens of Eternity, see the difference? The shahada, they're not worried about what's going to happen in this dunya after them. They're worried about where they're going in the akhira.
The consequence on the outside they look like the same person. Both of them died noble deaths, right. But the Raha the desire of that person for Allah versus the desire of that person, for the praise of people, is what separates the two. It's not the outcome, the worldly outcome. It's the internal desire, it's the drive what's driving you the sweetness of sacrifice. And so when we look at Ibrahim alayhis salaam, your brothers and sisters and we look at these Hadith what do we take from this for ourselves?
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except that on the Day of Judgment when Allah subhanaw taala is rewarding you not only will you say Alhamdulillah I gave it but yeah Allah I would do more.
What an amazing Lord I have
what a lord I have Subhanallah there are some people on the day of judgment Allah mentions they wish they could come back to this world no yesterday mean either beyond me even be Bernie was lucky. But he he working people that would say, Yeah, Allah, take my kids, take my spouse, take my family, take everybody take my house. I'll come back and I'll prepare the whole dunya for you. Yeah, Allah but just don't throw me in hellfire. That's not out of love of Allah that's out of self preservation at that point.
The other person is saying, Yeah, Allah, for you, you're up for you. Yeah, Allah, anything. Whatever you want, whatever you are going to put me through, I'll take it so long as you raise me in rank and closeness to you. Cause miniata Turbo take from me until your please. That's the attitude of Ibrahim or Islam. That's the attitude of the Salah. And that's the attitude of these righteous and sometimes you don't get to chart that path.
You know, the Sahaba were not throwing themselves into the battlefield and putting their swords down and saying I hope I get killed.
No, they were courageous. They
won battles for a reason. They had a drive, but they had a Rama for Allah. They had this desire for God, this desire for his praise this desire for his reward that was so undying
and essentially what it teaches us is that they understood that whatever the sacrifices, it's worth it for Allah Subhan Allah to Allah, and with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam when he was asked about why he prays until his feet swell up, he also Allah, why would you want to die in a battlefield?
What did the prophets like some say when his feet swelled up, and he worships so much. You already have the greatest rank you have MACOM and muda you have this promise station Flf Hakuna Abdon Shakira, but I want to be grateful to my Lord. He loves Allah that much. He loves Allah that much the greatest feature of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is his love of Allah. He loves his Lord and Arafa come and lamb Camilla, I know Allah better than you. I love Allah more than any one of you. That says Love of Allah subhanaw taala. And so do your brothers and sisters, as Allah charts out, of course for us. That's going to require sacrifice, that's going to require sometimes hardship
sometimes test. The way that you remind yourself in those tests, to be patient and to strive is that on the Day of Judgment, this test will not only be worth it, but it will give me pleasure, and I would have wanted to do more for Allah subhanaw taala it's not just the reward that Allah has given me. It's the river that Allah Subhana Allah has with me the pleasure that Allah has with me, that is most blessed. And the DUA Allahumma in Quinta Bella after I had and everybody just slightly Hina doll Raja tan be Bella Bella live Neha Bill Afia Oh ALLAH if you have delivered the servants of Yours that we talk about the station by great hardship yeah Allah deliver us to that station with
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