Why Would A Man Sacrifice His Son
Channel: Omar Suleiman
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We begin by praising Allah subhanaw taala and bearing witness that no one has the right to be worshipped or unconditionally obeyed except for him and we bear witness that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam 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 Allahumma Amin, dear brothers and sisters, at the core of what we are celebrating in these days of the Hedgehog, may Allah subhanaw taala accept our good deeds in these days and beyond
Allahumma Amin is the willingness of our father Ibrahim alayhis salam to sacrifice anything and everything for the sake of Allah subhanho wa taala. And it's very interesting because at the core of that is a question when Allah subhanaw taala commands Ibrahim it his salaam to sacrifice his son.
Why would a man sacrifice his son?
Allah Subhana Allah to Allah commands Ibrahim alayhis salam to take the most beloved thing in the world to him. His most precious possession, realize at this point is Hart is not even born yet. Is Marine is his only son after a long wait. And Allah subhanaw taala commands him to sacrifice him. As Pamela you'll find that there will be those that would criticize Ibrahim it has set up out of their arrogance and their ignorance to say that there's something wrong with Ibrahim it is set up and what is it about this religion? What is it about this man, that this is a praiseworthy act? And so I wanted to focus on this inshallah tie this question, but not just answer it from an intellectual
perspective, but really in a way that's spiritually productive for us as well. Number one, Allah subhanaw taala says in the Quran, and it is what we will end this hotline with in Allah Hi yah Morrow Bill Adly will exam Allah Subhana Allah commands Justice and excellence. So Allah azza wa jal is telling us exactly what the nature of his command is to us that in Allah yet moral will ugly when a sun and then in the beginning of this cookbook, we'll see come on FCB tuck wala vaca Alma Rana will help that one we enjoy one another with the consciousness of Allah subhanaw taala. We once again affirm that Allah subhanaw taala enjoys only that which is good and that which is true. And so
what is it about the story of Ibrahim it is set up taking his son and sacrificing his son, when we know that this is not a part of the show. It is not a part of the legislation of any profit before to sacrifice their children. What is it about the story that makes it a cause of admiration, and not a cause of confusion? Number one, realize that when we say Allah subhanaw taala commands only good and forbids evil, that no person can take this message and go up to their children. And say that I had a dream that Allah Subhana Allah told me that I was sacrificing you. And so therefore I'm going to sacrifice you out of the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa taala.
Because the Sharia, as we have it is final complete, perfect, but the dreams of the prophets and this is exactly what makes this such an important point. The dreams of the Prophet in and of themselves are watching or revelation. And this is all happening in real time to them. And so what they see they are to act upon as it appears with absolutely no discrepancy. And Allah subhanaw taala demands conformity from the prophets of Allah without question and out of their goodness out of their piety, out of their understanding of their mission. They don't ask why they just do what Allah tells them to do something. They do it and this is what's praised about Ibrahim alayhis salam in
particular if Allah Allahu Rabu Aslam, Kala Islam to rob the army. When his Lord says to Him, submit yourself he says I submit myself to the Lord of the Worlds there are no if ands and buts there's no asking any questions. It's just Allah azza wa jal commands me to do it, therefore it's good. And I want to focus on this idea of the Command of Allah subhanaw taala being inherently good.
Allah subhanaw taala says to us and certainly sir, well, Anna Khattab naturally him and Toto and fullcycle overthrew German Dr. Eco mafia and who in la cadena minimum while Amnon Farah Luma. You are gonna be like, Can I hire? A shed death betta? Allah Subhana Allah says that if he was to command them, to kill themselves, or to remove themselves from their homes to expel themselves from their homes, only a few of them would do so. And had they done so it would have been better for them. Hi
On the home, and I said the tough betta, it would have been more reassuring to them as well. It would have actually been good for them had they abided by the command of Allah subhanaw taala even if the Command of Allah subhanaw taala does not make sense to them in the moment. At the core of all of this dear brothers and sisters, is not a read of Ibrahim Ani, his Saddam sacrificing his son. It is the absolute trust in the armor of Allah subhanaw taala out of the Command of Allah being inherently good, even if I can't understand it, paired with the absolute willingness to do anything, and sacrifice anything to gain the pleasure of Allah subhanho to Allah, no matter what the cost was,
was going to be. That is the beauty of the story at the end of the day, and I want you to pay attention to the words for a moment, because it's not just Ibrahim alayhis salam who's a participant in this act. Imagine how difficult it would have been if this man eat it. His setup was running away from his father. Imagine Ibrahim Arnie Salam who is struggling with the emotional turmoil of having to carry out this act. Despite being a Muslim in the full sense of the word. One who submits himself to Allah, if it's married, it has Salam was not a willing participant.
But every single person in this story cites the same thing as being the cause of their 10th beat the cause of their reassurance, and that is what is married and he has Salam asks his father, did Allah commanded you to do this? So whenever I tell him I need Saddam says, in Allah emalahleni, Allah azza wa jal has commanded me to sacrifice you.
As soon as is married to you Salah reaffirms that this is the command of Allah subhanaw taala that is where he puts his trust in His hope and, and he says, So Teddy Dooney in sha Allah, Amina Sabreen, then you will find me to be amongst the patients.
One Ibrahim alayhis salam leaves her job, and he has Salaam in the desert and is walking away from her. And this is painful for Ibrahim it is set up. This is so difficult for him to have to leave her job and it's married in the desert without explanation. It's harder who calls out to Ibrahim and Islam? And what are her words, Allah Who America behind that,
than Allah commanded to do this.
If Allah commanded you to do this,
then he's not going to lose us. If Allah commanded you to do this, then he will not abandon us. All three of the participants in the story cite the same thing as the reason for confidence in what they're doing, even though it doesn't make sense to any one of them is interesting. It's not like Ibrahim Anisa knows what's happening and how JOIN US Marines don't and he has to somehow give them a shot or somehow give them a sign. All three of them do not understand what the plan that Allah has in store for them is, but all three of them become willing participants with Sebata, with firmness with comfort, with reassurance, because they understand Allah does not command evil. Allah does not
command purposelessness. Allah does not command that which is harmful. If Allah commanded it will be good for all three of us in our own ways. And look what ends up happening. And subhanAllah that's why when the prophets lie some tells us about Shavon going to all three of them with a different temptation. To Ibrahim ani Salah you really going to sacrifice your son and leave your wife out here in the desert, to Hotjar Annie has salah. Are you aware about what your husband is going to do with your son?
Aren't you going to stop it? Are you going to get in the way to smile? Do you know what your father intends to do with you.
And just like when they just go through and they felt the shape on symbolically at the gym rots,
all three of them were able to move them away just like this. Because at the end of the day, he had no entrance because as much sense as he was making and as much emotional manipulation as he was using. He could not interfere with a basic belief that all three of them had that Allah only commands good
that Allah Subhana Allah will never commanded us to do something that is not in our benefit, and not in our favor at the end of the day. And this is exactly what Islam means submission. This is exactly why Ibrahim ani has set up gets that title, who which tobacco, to choose to be chosen and to choose and to be named a Muslim and for you to be named a Muslim. And anyone that can look back at that incident and misrepresented or anyone that can look back at that and not see the beauty of it and instead see the output Why would Allah Azza wa
Don't commend something like this, even though we know what happens at the end, which is obviously that is married is unharmed and elevated, that there's something put in his place and that Allah subhanaw taala gives Ibrahima Islam even more children and grandchildren. We know all of that now, but anyone who looks back at that and cannot appreciate and absorb that simple fundamental beauty one, the yellow one military Ibrahima 11 Sufi Henderson, who turns away from the religion of Ibrahim on economic except for the one who disgraces themselves.
Because that's at the core of it. Allah azza wa jal commands good. And everything that Allah subhanaw taala commands is for our benefit at the end of the day. And when you think about where we're at right now, and again, this is not our Shetty out to do these things. Most things in Islam, in our Sharia, you can trace something identifiably beneficial. And you can see something that is identifiably harmful from that which Allah subhanaw taala has prohibited. But when you come across these rulings, and these rulings are being forsaken on a regular basis or circumvented or undermined because this doesn't make sense to me, this doesn't make sense to me. This doesn't make sense to me.
That's not the religion of Ibrahim Arisa. In its very interesting Subhan Allah because you know, when you go to Hajj, may Allah subhanaw taala allow us all to go to Hajj and have an accepted Hajj Allah Allah I mean, when you go to Hajj, the most intelligent people in the world, the most educated people in the world, the most successful people in the world, you know what they're doing when they get to the Canada they're saying *, where does my haram go here? How many times are we doing this? What do I do here? What do I do here? Everyone is asking questions to make sure that they don't compromise that act of submission and hedge. No one is sitting there going around them the law
up and saying can you explain to me the wisdom of putting the head arm this way or that way or else I'm not going to put it under my shoulder? No one's saying I'm not going to pray to darker eyes at Malcolm Ibrahim until you make it makes sense to me. Because there is an acceptance in that moment, a mindset and hedge that you are here performing the way of Ibrahim alayhis salam with the spirit of Ibrahim Ali salaam as taught to you by Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as a Muslim. Allah says do it, it's good.
And that was the spirit of Amato the Allah Tala and who, when he walks around, he looks at the black stone. Look at the purity of his creed matched with the dedication that he has absolutely uncompromised. I know that you don't benefit or harm and if I didn't see the prophets lie Selim kiss you I would have never kissed you. Some of the scholars said look at the difference between Ibrahim Ania, Saddam and Shavonne and the devil
Iblees comes up with a rational explanation when he's taught or when he's told to prostrate himself to add the money he's set up. What does he say? And I hate on men, I'm better than him. You created me from fire. And you created him from dirt. And the scholars say subhanallah look at Ibrahim. Ibrahim or Islam could have said when Allah azza wa jal commanded him to prostrate towards the Kaaba, I'm better than that. You made it from stone and you made me from clay.
But Ibrahim Ali Salam had a different mindsets.
And I want to end with this because it's so beautiful and so powerful when we're talking to one another, or reminding each other even as there is no harm in learning the benefits of abiding by the way of Allah subhanaw taala and it becomes manifest to us all the time that everything that Allah azza wa jal has commanded us to do has wisdom and beauty and benefit and purpose and everything that Allah is cleanser has prohibited in time will show itself to be harmful to us. But something so beautiful and profound. When Ibrahim is pleading with his father to give up idol worship.
He says yeah, I have a T laptop with the shape plan. In a che Barna can a little rock nanny asleep.
Oh my Father, don't worship the shape on because Verily the shape on was to the Most Merciful disobedience.
Because to him, the language, the approach, the substance is that I am in a relationship of herbal dia to Allah subhanho wa taala. He is my Lord. And He commends and it's upon me to accept and the more I accept and the more wholesome my acceptance, the better it's going to be for me in this life and in the next and he's telling his father, why would you follow one who disobeyed the Most Merciful in the shape on a Canon Law money? I'll see ya his crime is that he doesn't obey the command of the Most Merciful. May Allah subhanaw taala allow us to willingly submit ourselves, even when we can't understand and to willingly sacrifice even when we are attached, and to be joined with
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and our father Ibrahim and he has Salam and the most righteous in the highest level of for those that Allah Allah Amin Kurokawa are stuck with law, the law community
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hamdulillah Salatu was Salam O Allah, Allah Allah Allah he will suck the human Wella your brothers and sisters as we come to the last few days of the Hedgehog, I remind you that what is more important to sacrifice than the animal and the quarterback money that you put forth, is whatever it is that stands is a barrier between you and Allah subhanaw taala and just as when we stand and Ramadan, we remind ourselves in the Allahu Taala of the sins that we need to relinquish. What is it that you haven't yet sacrifice for the sake of Allah Subhana Allah may Allah azza wa jal make us amongst those who willingly submit themselves and who are considered amongst them worsening Allah
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