Worth More Than 1000 Men
Channel: Omar Suleiman
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah over the council.
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Are you all familiar in London with the concept of a BMI, body mass index? Do you all do that way muscle, body fat, BMI?
If so, you're well acquainted with the idea
that two people can step on a scale
and they might technically weigh the same, but their health is actually entirely different.
The contents of that person does not immediately show based upon what shows up on the scale, what number shows up on the scale?
I want you to remember this concept inshallah time will make sense to you in about 20 minutes, but in the night time
Masaru couldn't allege that Rahim Allah says that one day I was reading to my teacher of the love and the mystery with little the Allah Tada and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Man Arada and Yasna Al Quran got them party and camera on ZIL. Whoever wants to hear the Quran fresh, like the day that it was recited. Let them listen to the recitation of Igneel Miyagi our beloved Mr. Little the Allah Tada.
And as he was reading some of the loved numbers through little the low tide and hope he came across the verse in Ibrahima can Amma carnita Lila that verily Ibrahim it his Saddam was a nation. Ibrahim was an ummah, devout in his worship to Allah subhanaw taala among atheists and he did not associate partners with Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. And he said that as I recited that verse to our beloved mystery little the longtime unweaving mystery with responded and he said in more than Ken Amma more of it bingeable was an alma sama through try it again. And he thought that maybe it's a mistake, or he asked him in mystery with Why are you saying that in the mind and can OMA and the love mysteries
or the alongside and who responded? And he said, A teddy Maluma? Do you know what an OMA is? He said what? It's not a nation of people.
It's not by number. It's not by tribe. It's not even by belief, what is an ummah? He said Olivia, your aluminous alive. The one who teaches the people good is an ummah. And he said, A tethering malerkotla Do you know who a person that's devout in his worship to Allah subhanaw taala is he said Who? He said Allah you will clear Allah. What are Sula, the one who obeys Allah and the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and he recited once again in the more than can OMA more rather than double the Allah Tada and who was an Obama in and of himself
why live in Tibet all the Allah to know how many of you are named Juan just a show of hands? I know we have some more ads that are here Mashallah.
Some of you are hesitant, I don't know I don't know what to make of that.
How many wives do we have here? May Allah subhanaw taala make us all nations like one out of all the Allah Tada and home more I live in Java all the allot of time and who died
when he was between the age of 34 and 36.
And on the Day of Judgment, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned that when the lines are such
that more eyes are the Allahu Taala and who is the master of the retina, the leader of the dilemma on the Day of Judgment despite that young age.
Now Subhan Allah, this OMA was sent to Yemen.
And the fact that the prophets lie some sent more either than double the Allah Tada and who to Yemen is a sign of the intention that the prophets lysozyme had for Yemen. Look how beautiful look how powerful. Look how incredible the fruits of that Dawa are in Yemen. May Allah subhanaw taala bless the people of Yemen al Eman Al Yamani faith is Yemeni, there are people who have soft hearts that inclined quickly to this message and the prophets lie Selim had the foresight to son, an alma from Medina to go to Yemen and an alma comes out from Yemen from which the fruits are still being born.
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the one to whom that was being recited was Abdullah Massoud little the Allahu Tada and
even Mr. Luthor the law of town. I don't know if you saw him. His description is that he was physically short. Not only that, but he's someone whose presence had absolutely no imposition, by virtue of the physical makeup of our beloved mystery with all the allowed time.
But the famous story of the Prophet sallallahu it was somewhere they've been missing a little deal outside on him is that when he went to pick a sea whack for the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the winds blew up his job, and you could see his legs. The Sahaba laughed at the size of his legs.
And the Prophet flying Salam said, What are you laughing up? They said, the auto Sula, were laughing at the size of his legs, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Lahoma fit me zaniewska longevity urge. You're laughing at his legs, his legs in the MISA his legs and the scale of Allah subhanaw taala on the Day of Judgment is the size of Earth.
Can you imagine a man walking with legs the size of the mountain of Earth imagine if that person existed today, then if you've ever seen or heard, it's humongous. Imagine walking and your legs being the size of Earth.
Because it wasn't the physical mass of Abdullah BMus ruderal the Allahu Anhu that defined him as a person.
It was the character, the faith that was inside of him that defined his size in front of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said on on the Day of Judgment, ye T the Rajan a Sameen. And Avi, Allah will bring forth people that are huge. Great in quotation marks, Fela years in or in the law he Jana how berubah and they would not wait in the sight of Allah subhanaw taala the wing of a mosquito.
Remember, I asked you, your BMI,
body mass index.
There will be tyrants on the Day of Judgment running between the feet of people like ants.
There's a very specific tyrant that comes to my mind right now but I'm not gonna say his name. But may Allah subhanaw taala allow us to crush him.
Just like this, and the people of Philistine to crush him, just like this and all of the volume in along with him Allahumma Amin, little tyrants that will run forth on the Day of Judgment. So you've got extremes you have a man walking whose legs are like, you have more eyes or the Allahu Anhu who was like an entire ummah.
And you have everyone in between. I've given you the scope.
When you hear about a companion by the name of elkaar car, about the Allahu Tana And Han and Abu Bakr Siddiq are the Allah Tada and who sends him to reinforce the army of Khalid generalisable The Allah Tada I know, he said, I'm sending you a man be Elfi Rajan, a man who is worth 1000 men whose voice is better than the voices of 1000 men whose presence ensures that an army will not be defeated. If you look at him, no matter how big his presence is, if you physically put him in front of 1000 people,
the 1,000th look greater than the one. But remember your BMI.
Let's call it your b r i, your body rule index. We're gonna change it up in sha Allah to Allah, body and soul rule and just said it's not the physical weight. It's the weight of the soul. And in that the weight of the heart, the weight of the clock, the weight of the character. So you have more Addison OMA, you have the tyrants on the day of judgment that are Ents you have given Mr. Lupo the alarm on whose legs the size of you have the voice of a car car on the low tide and that is louder and more powerful than 1000 A man who has one is better than 1000
and every one everyone in between.
I'm gonna be a photographer, the Allah Tala and who
is one day sitting
with his companions.
And he said to them, make a wish to men No.
Some of them said we wish that we could have this entire room full of gold so we could spend it in the way of Allah subhana wa Tada. Another man wished for a room full of pearls
And Ruby's also FISA beat Allah role model the low tide and who was the only one who got it? The only one who saw things differently? And subhanAllah because Omar Radi Allahu taala, and who himself understood that as physically imposing as his presence was, that had he died in a state of ignorance, his body
would have been just like the body of Abuja, while also a huge man, that his physical presence and the volume of his voice, the imposing strength was not what made him but the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was Dawa took almost all the Allahu Anhu and truly made him into a mountain.
No matter what the Allahu Anhu said, everyone make a wish. Everyone wished for things, possessions that they could spend feast to be the law. And indeed, you talk to a lot of Muslims. And they say our problem is we don't have the money.
Our enemies have money. Our problem is they've got this and they understand how to do this. And they understand how to do that. And they have these resources at their disposal. That's not a Muslim mindset. That's not a Muslim mindset.
Oh my God, Allah Tada. And who said, As for me, I wish I could have a room full of men like Aveda, or the Allah Azza wa Jalla Morales even double or the Allahu Taala and hope and Salem, moda Abbey, her Leafa I wish I could have a room full of men like that. If I had a room full of men like that, I don't need the gold, I don't need the pearls, I don't need the resources, because what Allah has put in the content and the substance of those people
is greater than any resource that could come to the hands of the summer. That's what I want. I want people like that.
And subhanAllah, these three men, a lot of the a lot of time and when he was dying, he said, If any one of them were alive, I would have appointed them as the Khalifa of the Muslims, by the time model the Allah Tada and who passed away, all three of them had gone. Why? Why? What makes these three men I know many of you have heard this narration. And the obvious implication of the narration is that well, if I have great people, it's better than great resources. But why those three what is the common denominator of those three?
Of waterbay There was an alma mater there was an alma Salem was an alma. It's one of them was a nation. And if you think about what each one of them represents, in terms of influence in terms of content in terms of the substance of their character, of obey the law, the law of time, I knew if you saw him, he was an extremely unassuming person. By the way.
He was the Amin of this ummah, the trustworthy one of the soma. What a beautiful name Subhan Allah is the real amount mentioned the prophets lie Selim is Asad Amin. He's the only one to take that name as an extension of the characteristic of the prophets lie Selim. So you have Abu Bakr, acidic and obey the Amin both drinking from the fountain of a sadaqa Amin, the truthful one, the trustworthy one sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and obey the rule. The Allahu Anhu is the trustworthy one of the soma, he's the amine of the soma. What does that even mean? If you looked at him,
he'd be the guy that is looking around making sure that everything is set up properly.
He'd be the person watching your back, he'd be the person while someone else is standing on stage, going around and making sure that all the chairs are holding. He'd be the person checking out the sound of that balloon to make sure no one just opened fire on the gathering.
He'd be the person making sure that everyone is well fed. He'd be the person making sure that the crowd flow is right. He'd be the person making sure that the content is right. He was an unassuming person, you get the point. He was missing some of his teeth and he had a lisp in his mouth. You know why? He had a lisp in a speech. Because on the day of when the the helmet of the Prophet slicin was driven into his head, about Aveda about the Allahu Taala and who used his teeth to pull out the helmet of the prophets lie some stuck in his cheeks, bit with his teeth and lost his teeth.
In the process, he's a caretaker of the ummah. He didn't dress fancy.
He didn't give long speeches, but he was always watching the Ummah always taking care of the Ummah, always establishing the OMA wherever he went, a man full of faith, and you could trust him, you know in a moment Subhanallah where people can demonstrate such great
appearance, we need more about obey those because the Ummah knew that about obey the always had its back. The OMA knew that about obey the law, the law and will always put the interests of the Ummah before himself everywhere he went, he set the stage before the Allahu Anhu walks into Jerusalem. May Allah subhana which Allah liberate and puts in our lifetime, everyone say I mean,
and allow us to enter into it with that same spirit of Islam that are modeled the Allahu Anhu entered into it with with Erza with dignity and honor Everyone say, I mean, who was the one that set the stage?
was about Obaidullah the Allahu Taala and
he's the one that set the stage. He's the one that got it all ready for the entrance of Omaha Pablo the Allahu Taala and who we need men like that. We need people like that people of substance, not people of appearance people of substance. Ask for more either the Allahu Anhu we already said. The men carried the OMA with him wherever he went and made new branches
of this ummah.
Asked for Salah Mola Abbey Are they for?
He is one of those who the prophets license that take the Quran from him. And subhanAllah when he talks about people that hold it down, I want you to remember this, especially in this day and age, you know, everyone wants to grow up, or not everyone but many people want to grow up and want to become Coura amazing that you want to be people of Quran.
But do you want to sound good?
Or do you want the Quran to fill your heart?
Do you want people to hear your recitation and go Masha Allah? Or do you want Allah to see your heart full of Quran on the day of judgment and be elevated with the recitation of the Quran? I want to read like the Imam of the huddle. I want to read like this famous person I want to read like this. I want to read like that. There's nothing wrong we want to wanting to beautify your voice with the Quran.
But before that, I want to be a person of Quran. One of the most profound quotes I heard from Silent Mola or Deva, although the Allahu Taala Anhu a man of Quran a man whose voice was so beautiful people would gather around to listen to him recite the Quran. The prophets lie some loved his voice. The Sahaba loved his voice
on the battle of Yamama
Salah Mola, are they follow the Allah Tala and who said bit Sahami little Qurani Anna
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What a pathetic carrier of the Quran I am. If the Muslims are attacked from my direction,
What a pathetic how middle Quran memorized over the Quran I am if the Muslims are attacked from my direction, if I don't have the substance, to hold down my forts, to be of the strongest links of the Muslims to account for more than just myself, then the Quran has not benefited me in any way.
What is my end? What is my knowledge? If it doesn't benefit the Ummah, if it doesn't fortify the Muslims? What is my knowledge? Madonna? I believe that the Allah subhanaw taala will ask me about and ask you about if it did not lead to the creation of something greater, that would be of benefit to the Ummah if it didn't bear any fruit. What's the point? Salem Radi Allahu Taala and who was demonstrating something of incredible importance
that too many people want to be a trophy. Not enough people want to be a torch. Too many people want to sound sweet. Not enough people want to have substance and strength in their hearts. Too many people want to be celebrated. Not enough people want to be a cause for the OMA celebration. Too many people want the appearance. Not enough people want the hearts with ALLAH SubhanA huzzah Allah, he wanted to be a person of substance and he never deluded himself into saying, My voice sounds good. Therefore, I'm carrying my weights. Carrying my weight means I'm holding it down
and protecting the OMA from my direction. When people come forward, and they say I want to benefit Philistine. This is like one body.
That doesn't just mean that you feel the hurt of another part of the body. That also means that you are not a cause of hurt for the rest of the body.
That doesn't just mean that when one part of the body is weak,
that you feel that weakness. It also means that you do your best to be the strong part of the body. You do your part to also see
franksen What Allah subhanaw taala has given you in your place in your regard
What's your b r i? What's the content of your soul? What's the content of your character? What is it that caused the body aside have been more of all the Allah Tada animal when he was buried a man once again in his 30s and his dust shook the Throne of Allah subhanho wa taala. What is it? Was it the strength of sad little the low tide? Or was it the content of his character, the content of his soul, the the weight in his heart, in which he magnified, glorified Allah subhanho wa taala. What made him who he was.
Now, there are a few points to address in regards to the current moment that we are in.
I want you to understand
that what makes Gaza so special are not the buildings. They could flatten all the buildings that they want. But there are mountains in Gaza, that they can never fly.
They could destroy every physical structure in Gaza by the end of this, and they would have not flattened a single mountain in the Gaza. There are nine year old mountains in the Gaza
that could stand up to the most sophisticated military, most enabled military in the world. And some people don't understand that.
I've heard Muslims saying it's one of the most offensive things in the world. Heard Muslims say why don't the Palestinians just give up?
Why don't the Palestinians just call us have southern half patients move on from the song? Give it up until Allah subhanaw taala makes a way out for you. Don't you remember that the people of Musa Annie's Salam did not enter into Jerusalem because they said what? In the fee ha.
Shabbat in a big mass of people in there.
The people of Gaza don't care. The people of Philistine don't care. They don't see job routing, they see cowards.
They don't see people of strength. They see people hide behind the superficial methods have strength. They don't see people who actually believe in themselves.
They see soldiers who have a mindset of destruction, but have no content inside of their hearts. If you don't understand the Imam of the people of Palestine and the people of Gaza, who are holding it down on behalf of the rest of the Ummah, then at least save them from your opinion of them. Keep your opinion to yourself.
They're not going anywhere bathed in the light and Allah because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned that they will be there, and they will insist upon that way. Hector Yachty I'm gonna allow him cathodic until the Command of Allah comes the until it comes to an end. And they are that way. When we say that their existence is resistance. We mean it.
They're mountains. They're not moving
their mountains, they don't want to be refugees. You don't pick mountains up and put them somewhere else.
Their mountains they understand the weight of the burden of insisting on not being uprooted from that land because for them as people to be uprooted from that land is for Islam to be uprooted from that land. The best thing we can do is make your art for them.
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Oh Allah make their feet firm. What do you think you're saying when you make that drop? Oh Allah make their feet firm. Anxiety him Sakina descend upon them tranquility. What do you think you're making drought for?
Most people are mountains.
Those people are an incredible source of inspiration to the rest of us.
I want you to think about how many angels that go around the world looking for the righteous are clustered there, you know, the Gaza Strip is one of the most populated areas in the world. Imagine what the population of melodica is in versus the population of angels is in the Gaza.
In imagine how open
the gates to the heavens are from that small piece of Earth and the souls descending to ascending to Allah subhanho wa Taala imagine how incredible that small piece of land actually is. When you're able to transcend the material.
They're not people of lands, they're people of Allah subhana wa Tirana
Not people who rely on the supports of strength.
They rely on substance.
They are omen. They are nations that are holding it down on our behalf Subhanallah I look at that young girl lemme
nine years old,
little tiny girl. May Allah subhanaw taala bless her lemma demos, if you look at her, she's a journalist. She shadows while a duck do another mountain, a juggle, that man is a mountain May Allah Subhana Allah preserve him to be a voice to the people that follow steam. That little nine year old girl is a mountain.
Some of you saw him a year ago, you wouldn't even know who he was. He could come and sit in this convention center and sit down in the conference just like everybody else. And you think he's just another random Muslim, that man is a mountain.
There is a Content of Character there a substance of faith that makes that man a mountain. Now it comes back to us and some of you might be thinking, well, what's the point of all of this? Are we just going to walk away from here saying the people of Gaza are amazing. The people of Philistine are amazing. Here's the point of this dear brothers and sisters
of the ethos of the Muslim community of the ummah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is that everybody has a role to play. And everybody sees the potential to belong to the category of a sub icon, the category of the foreigners, frequently cotton in Marathi savvy phone in every generation of my ummah, there are four runners, we're not people that sit around and say, where's the next Salahuddin? Or when is the Maddy coming? It's not who we are. That's not our ethos, whereas Salahuddin and one is the Mahi coming.
If you sit around saying that, then you will never unlock your own potential to be the best version of yourself. Instead of thinking, whereas Salahuddin, when is the Maddie coming? Ask yourself, can I situate myself to be amongst a savvy own right now? The foreigners right now, the genius of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is that the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam did not offer you one prototype of what substance and character looks like. Imagine if the only way to be great in the soma was to be high the dividend will lead the world the low tide. I know if that was the case, the most miserable person will be Hassan in no time, but will the Allahu Anhu
but the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught his son how to be a mountain in his own rights, with his voice,
with his voice, so strong that the mighty angel would support him in his poetry.
Imagine if the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told you our photography Allah Tala and hope you need to calm down.
This energy that you have the zeal that you have, it's not going to cut it in Islam.
Instead, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam made on model the Allahu Anhu the best version of Omar.
He didn't try to make or model the Allahu Anhu Abu Bakr Siddiq or the Elana imaginefx The Prophets lie so I'm told this model the Allah Tala and the shyness that you have your voice being so quiet, the humility, the generosity, leave it all behind.
You need to be more like Alma
what would dismantle the allowance and I knew I've been and imagine if the prophets lie so I'm told that I needed the Allahu Anhu lived his whole life in poverty. Yeah, and he you want to rise? Look at earthmen purchasing wells and entering Jana financing JCL Ursula financing expeditions in the most difficult of times, expanding the masjid i Li You gotta be like Earthman otherwise,
what do you amount to?
What if the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam held out he shall hold the Allah Allah to the standard of cathedral the Allahu Tada and
it would have been a disaster. All right, Isha is not Khadija.
But they're both mountains. They're both our mothers and they both carry such significance in the OMA,
what's your VRI?
What's your substance? We look too much at the superficial and we don't look inside for the substance.
And here's what I want you to take in the light. In this moment, dear brothers and sisters.
All of these people that you're seeing right now
on our screens
that are the most heroic people that we've ever seen in our lifetime.
They were all relatively ordinary people.
Just two months ago
They were all relatively ordinary people. No one was celebrating these people. No one was talking about how great they are.
Let's have a look at them now.
Look at them now.
I want you to think about how much personal prep it takes to get yourself there.
And there's something that is a common thread.
I want you to ask yourself how much Quran you have inside of you?
How much Quran Do you have inside of you? How much Quran do you apply on a regular basis? I want you to analyze yourself in accordance with the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and say, How can I manifest? One of them? Just one of them?
In my own life, of course, we follow the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, but you're gonna find personalities that resonate with you. How do I bring that into my life? When you read about Selaginella UB Rahim, Allah Tirana don't just think about one element of his character, say, Where does that passion for Al Aqsa come from? Where did that particular passion for Jerusalem come from? How do I generate that? In my own life? How do I bring that substance in my own life? When you see people who love the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, so devoutly,
how often do you read about him Salah who it was salam? How connected is his character to yours? How many of the little things are you paying attention to? That the prophets of Allah who it was salam used to do,
that led to the body of the greatest man that ever walked the face of the earth sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. There are practical measures. You know, when you think about vitamin deficiencies, and I'm giving you all like a health lesson right now. It's a spiritual health lesson, you think about vitamin deficiencies. If you go and you take a test, you're lacking in this or you're lacking that you need more of this, you need more of that. The prescriptions are all there. What makes us great, the contents of our character, not the superficial, look on the outside. And if you have good character, and if you are someone who carries passion, if you're someone who carries ambition,
from the smallest bodies, Allah subhanho Its ad turns around the greatest of obstacles from the smallest physical bodies
and from the least resourced of communities. Allah subhanaw taala has changed the world through them.
When you think amongst yourselves, how do I have substance? How do I manifest substance? And when I meet Allah subhana wa it's out on the day of judgment and Allah subhanaw taala puts me on a scale.
What's the number going to read?
When it comes to my character? May Allah subhanaw taala make us all people of Quran. May Allah make us people who manifest the character of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, may Allah allow us to carry the passion of salaam Deen, may Allah subhanaw taala allow us to be for the welfare of the Ummah like obrigada May Allah Subhana Allah to Allah allow us to spread hate to spread good like morons. May Allah subhana hoods Allah grant a strength, grant us sincerity. May Allah subhanho wa Taala Give victory to our brothers and sisters in Philistine Allah Martha bit Akadama home Robina Africa I am sovereign with a bit Akadama home once for whom either common caffeine May Allah
subhanaw taala make their hearts firm, make their feet firm, pour upon them tranquillity and allow them to persist, may Allah Subhana Allah Allah never allow them to be intimidated or overcome. May Allah subhana hoods Allah allow us to with our own two feet, step into the holy land where it doesn't have the unholiness of occupation anymore. Allahumma I mean, does that come along? Heydo cintamani Come on. I'm going to learn how to counsel