Channel: Omar Suleiman
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As we begin by praising Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, by 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 alone. I mean, their brothers and sisters, as we pass through a glorious day in our history, and we are still in a glorious month, the month of Allah Muharram, but we pass through
Ashura. There are certain names that were mentioned. And of those names that was mentioned, was the name of Musa alayhis salam more than any other name, and why not Musa alayhis salam is the most celebrated person by name in the Quran, a person whose name occurs over and over again, who we see in his moments of vulnerability and his moments of drought, in his moments of hardship and his moments of victory,
but Subhanallah with the story of Musa alayhis salam, just like with the story of all of the Gambia, of Allah, all of the prophets of Allah, there are people there in the backgrounds that have this incredibly high station with Allah subhanho wa taala, whose names you and I do not know.
If Allah subhanaw taala grants us May Allah make us amongst them, grants us for those that Allah grants us the companionship of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, may Allah unite us around our beloved one sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and his family and his companions and those righteous people that we always speak about. And we walk around the homes of Jana, in anticipation of meeting our prophets of Allah or even some of meeting our mother Khadija, the Allahu Taala anha of meeting and Hassan Al Hussain will be Allah Jota and Homer of meeting these incredible people that you hear about over and over and over again, there are going to be people around the prophets like Selim and
those companions that you are going to be very curious about. Who's that guy? Who is that lady? I have no idea who this person is? Is it a famous person? Is it someone who died in Hijra? Is it someone who died in one of the famous battles? Who is this person, and that person could be from some obscure place in Angelus in the 14th century that you've never heard about that never had his or her name written in a book that may be could not even read a book.
And they are roaming in the highest level of paradise with the Prophet slice them in the companions, and we hope that we will be there to introduce ourselves to them, and be introduced to themselves to be introduced to them Allahumma Amin and there is this one narration Subhanallah that always moves me deeply in this regard. And it is the narration of an astronomer watch. When you talk about the possibility of being out shined by some of the big names, there is no event that you could possibly be more out shined in than the events where the prophets lie. Some led all of the prophets in Salah and then proceeded through the heavens to meet them one by one.
mean where do you find yourself in the mention of a story? With the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam praying in Al Aqsa al Mubarak, with Ibrahim Aeneas, Salam and Eastern Islam and Musa Islam behind him and these amazing prophets and people with great legacies. How are you going to situate yourself? In the story of the Prophet slice? I'm ascending through the heavens would you believe it is Salaam and meeting people whose names are etched into not just the history books but into the Quran, the greatest book of all to be recited at every moment for the rest of the existence of mankind and beyond because Allah Subhana Allah Allah is word does not cease.
And subhanAllah on that night, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is ascending through the heavens, and he smells this incredibly beautiful fragrance.
And as he takes in that smell, with all of these images of things that are otherworldly that you could not imagine that are so striking for Sula, spice and I'm says yeah Gibreel Maha the healer he had to tell you about what is that beautiful smell that I'm smelling? never smelled anything like this before. What is that incredible smell? Is it a smell from an agenda? Is it a smell from the cloth of one of the prophets of Allah who Allah subhanaw taala has elevated to a higher rank. Where is the smell coming from and debris Ronnie has Salam says it's not authentic hadith Muslim Imam Muhammad he says how the he or her two man supportive naughty for their own.
This is the fragrance of the hairdresser.
of the daughter of fit Ellen and her kids. What?
Out of all of the people that the Prophet slice them is meeting and interacting with and smelling and experiencing and greeting all of the sights and sounds and smells. You are smelling that striking smell that caught your attention when most people would just be lost in the sights. That striking smell is the smell of the perfume of the hairdresser of the daughter of Fidel. I'm going to repeat that the hairdresser of the daughter of in Ireland not even asked the it has salaam, the famous wife of frown who was killed the hairdresser of the daughter of Fidel and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam in the midst of this incredible journey goes, well my shot no ha. What is
her story? How in the world amongst this league of prophets and people, the she have this incredibly noble place with Allah subhanho wa Taala and Gibreel Ania salaam starts to tell him the story. So Allah Azza wa sallam on the journey, and says that this was a woman who used to comb the hair of the daughter of fit own in the palace of this cruel tyrant.
And she was a secret believer. So one day she dropped the comb. And she said, Bismillah, in the name of Allah, and the daughter of frown said, Abby,
you mean my father? And she says, no, no, but I'll be what? A beak, Allah. Now I mean, my Lord and the Lord of your father Allah.
She says, I'm going to have to tell my father about this.
So she delivers the message to fit her own, that my hairdresser, said, Allah and the Lord of my father, and her Lord is Allah, for their own is a petty man, as most tyrants are, he could have said, Who was she Anyway, whatever, gave her a little bit of a flogging. He puts on this whole scene. And he says to her, is there a lord other than me,
and with full confidence and certainty, that woman says to him, in front of all of the subjects of film, and with all of the intimidation, your Lord and my Lord is Allah, the Lord of the heavens and the earth,
for their own,
decides to create an entire ditch and light it on fire,
and decides to publicly execute this woman and her children. Subhan Allah, just for that, the pettiness of a tyrant, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that Djibouti Ronnie has Salam said to him, that one by one he took her children from her and dropped the child in the fire. She watched her children go one by one
until she was holding on to her baby
and for her own set, cast the baby and
and she said I have one request.
What is that she said that my bones and the bones of my children will be in one Catherine I want to be buried with my kids, when you gather us at the end of this at least put us together for their own says fine for the child and
and she hesitated for a moment. And the baby says to her attacking me in dunya one I'm gonna ask you to go ahead and throw me in. Because the punishment of this world is worse than the punishment of the Hereafter. This is temporary.
And so her child goes in and then she is thrown in. And that was the end of her story as far as this dunya was concerned. No mention of her and a history book. No mention of her and a scripture. No mention of her in any newspaper. She was deemed an insignificant casualty of fit her own who used to kill people for fun right and left.
Until 1000s of years later, our messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam smells her perfume in the heavens.
And Gibreel Ali has Salam gives the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the story of this woman who otherwise would have been deemed insignificant.
Subhan Allah. How many people exist in the heavens, whose fragrance fills the skies? Whose clothes are more beautiful than the most expensive and extravagant custom tailored cloth of this life.
And their names are not known to us. But they're known to Allah subhanaw taala
the brothers in
Sisters, you know Subhanallah a few weeks ago, someone who was very beloved to me and beloved to many of you, Sheikh Mohammed Sharif Haman, Allah to Allah passed away, unexpected. And we love this man. Those who knew him loved him as a brother, not just as a teacher.
And subhanAllah you saw the outpouring of love and well deserved, well deserved.
And indeed, it is a beautiful sight when someone has touched so many people benefited so many people. And people can recall the story after story and many of them by the way, just human stories. The end of the day, he was a dad that was taking out his younger two children to the mall and praying muffin and a masala to give his wife a break. Because his wife wasn't feeling well. The brother Sheikh Muhammad Sharif,
and he felt that Rahim Allah to Allah, and rightfully so people came forth with their stories of how they benefited from him, and how they knew him. And in that you also had of course great scholars that passed away Chef affendi Rahim Allah to Allah and Turkey, one of the largest, Jenna as that you would see of a scholar, beautiful Jana is beautiful outpouring of love of this great scholar.
And I want to for a moment, us to just think there are beautiful signs in that of people that have been touched that way. But the majority of the Jannah the majority of the people of Paradise will not have that outpouring, not because they weren't important. Not that that outpouring is not beautiful. But because the standard that we have, and those great people that pass away would be the first to tell you that it's different. It's not the only way to have worth, and I wanted us for a moment to just pause. Because it can be, you know, deflating a bit when maybe you see all that and you say, Well, what's my value? Subhanallah this person has touched this many lives. And this person
has done this, and this person has done that. But what about me, I'm never going to be this great scholar that touches multiple people, or someone who's known by millions of people, or someone who's done this or someone who's done that. How am I you know, sitting in my masjid, I'm a community volunteer. I'm a mother, I'm a devoted spouse, a brother, a sister, just a good child, just a really good friend to people. Maybe I donate here and there. But I'm not one of those people. I don't fit in that league of people.
And that is one of the most detrimental mindsets, to Islam and to Atlas, to SR to the concept of sincerity.
Those people being celebrated was one consequence of what we hope was a testimony to their righteousness. But it's not the only testimony to a meaningful life and to righteousness. And maybe that's why in a society that glorifies mention that glorifies value that is defined by other people valuing you, how many people know you how many people like you how many people celebrate you how many people do this and that, if you want to be known, if you want to feel accomplished, then you've got to make sure that everybody knows that you're accomplishing your goals. Your career has to be amazing. You have to have the spotless family life, you have to have something that makes people say
But where's the Allah apart?
We live in a society where that's how people define their own value. And you'll actually, you know, read about and, you know, hear about people whose fear of irrelevance and fear of being forgotten will dominate their entire lives to where they don't have happiness in this life, and Allah knows what's for them in the hereafter.
Will anybody remember me? Does anybody know me? What's my impact and in the process, lose the opportunity
to be that person who is elevated in the sight of Allah subhanaw taala, who is a legend in the heavens.
Where that mentioned matters most.
Because we're always looking for these things. And by the way, it's human nature, to look around yourself and to feel maybe a little bit deficient. To feel like wait a minute, you know, this person accomplished this much? What have I accomplished this person's doing this what am I doing, comparing ourselves to people and putting these types of benchmarks and hopefully for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala we might start to belittle ourselves and belittle what is our mentioned with Allah subhanaw taala and by the way, even the Companions I mean, imagine how demoralizing it is to look around and see Abu Bakar Omar if not an ally, and Isha and on cinema. I mean, we're where do I fit
into this picture? The Prophet slice I'm walking with his companions and yes, the profit slice I'm used to give people attention, but there were over 100,000 people doing Hajj with the Prophets lie Simon handwritten with that. Where do I fit into the scheme? How do I get
In my moment with the Prophets lie Selim, where do I go down as a hobby? What's my what's going to be my legacy? And that's why some of the element in the shadow of this hadith and explanation of this hadith, they say when obaidul The Allahu Taala and who said to the Prophet sign Salam the prophets lie some sets him yeah obey. Allah has commanded me to recite to you soon it will be you know
and obey have no capital the Allahu Anhu said, Wait, wait,
hold on. Timeout before you go any further. Yatta Sula, Somani Robbie. Allah said obey. Allah said to ya rasool Allah recite to obey your bootcamp
and the prophets of Allah when he was someone said yes, Allah subhanaw taala said, recite to obey of niqab
for Jana will be it'll be Allah Tada and who Yep, key she
started to cry and cry and cry and cry and cry at the thought like wait a minute, I was part of the conversation between Allah and the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I would have certainly thought maybe it would be one of these other companions. Who am I? Who am I?
And your brothers and sisters. This is where that measure comes from. An incredible Hadith Bootsy your call Allah azza wa jal and our NGO Vanya MDB. Allah says, I am what my servants expects of me. What no matter who heinous Curonian I am with him when he remembers me remember last week we talked about what it means when Allah is with you. I am with my servants when he remembers me despite social status, despite who knows them or who doesn't know them. I'm with them when they go into a state of vicar for in the Karani fina FC the cover to hoof enough. See if he remembers Me to himself. I remember him to myself, Allahu Akbar. What more do you need? If he makes mention of me
alone? Or she makes mention of me alone? Allah makes mention of you alone.
Allah mentions your name, who else do you need even hear it? At that point? Allah mentions you favorably. What in the Quran neath the meta in the Cthulhu female in height on minimum, and if that person makes mention of me to a group of people than I make mention of that person to a greater group, I mentioned that person to the melodica to the angels as well.
You want Allah subhanaw taala to mention you. You want Allah subhanaw taala to know you, you want Allah to elevate you focus on being memorialized, remembered, elevated, extolled by him,
to the point that the praise of others become so irrelevant.
In drowning in that mention of Allah subhanaw taala in that pursuit of the mention of Allah subhanaw taala
there are people that walk amongst us, scholars and Imams that you wouldn't recognize that are of the greatest scholars and students of knowledge. May Allah subhanaw taala reward them Quran teachers, volunteers in the masjid people that clean up the Masjid. People that organize the parking, people that are incredible with their families, parents, spouses, children
that have this this bill this righteousness and obedience to Allah subhanaw taala. That's admirable
strive, strive to be amongst those that Allah subhanaw taala mentions favorably, because that's the only thing that will matter. When you pass away, we have to remove this idea of legacy only by mention. Legacy is not how you will be remembered legacy is how you will be resurrected. Stop worrying about public influence worry about impact. What is the sadaqa jariya the continuous charity that will continue to give to you after you pass away most sadaqa jariya is not attributed to the initiator
because it's too hard to trace that at that point. But Allah subhanaw taala traces it down all together. And if Allah knows you, no one else needs to do brothers and sisters. This last incident I leave you with this one with an element of kebab or the Allahu Taala and hope and I'll get to the end of it or model the Allahu Taala and who sent a group of people to Persia. And it was one of the famous battles where you had multiple casualties.
multiple casualties from both sides. Some of them were senior commanders amongst the companions of the Prophet slice them and when the ambassador came back to our model the Allahu Taala animal model the Allah Tada and who had to chase him down he was coming on his horse to hurry up and give the news to the people of Medina what happened in almost all the Allahu Anhu went chasing after him and amaro the Allah Tala and who was asking him for the news, what happened, what happened, what happens.
And the man started to talk about who died.
And he mentioned these names that were very beloved to our model, the Allah animal Fula and Wafula and mahfouda, this person and this person, this person or model, the Allahu taala, and who cried at the mention of every single person
that he remembered.
He says to model the Hola Hola. Hola. I'm home. What are her own? I'm an F now Dinas. Me, man la Yari for whom? A mirror not many. I know there are a lot of other people
and you don't know who they are.
They're amongst those who you don't know, you don't know their names yet, Minnie
and Amara, the Allahu Taala and had a teat moment of realization. And he started to cry. And he said, one that a lot of our home and they already for him, I mean, killing Allah it for him. Who cares if Ameerul Momineen? What bothers them? If I don't know who they are, if Allah knows who they are?
What worth is it to them? If I knew who they were, so long as Allah knows who they were, every single time you think about your brothers and sisters from the Oilers who are being massacred in these internment camps, in numbers that we don't even know. Allah knows who they are, may Allah accept their Shahada. When you think about these people and Philistine whose stories become more and more and whose relevance because of the periodic bombardments and an occupation and what that comes with? Allah knows their names when you think about your brothers and sisters in Yemen, or in Syria, people whose names we can't grasp and Kashmir where are they Allah knows who they are. And Allah
knows who we are.
May Allah Subhana Allah Allah make us amongst those that He is pleased with? May Allah make us amongst those whose names are celebrated in the heavens? May Allah subhanaw taala make us amongst those who are elevated to be amongst the prophets, the messengers, the shahada, masala goon or hacer net without ecography Allahumma photocall we had there was a lot going on. He certainly was singing festival in a hotel for Rahim.
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