Channel: Omer El-Hamdoon
respective brothers and sisters.
We start this hotel today with a short story.
It's a story not from the stories of the prophets
or from the Sahaba.
But it was a couple of generations after
this story related to a pious man
and his family, his name was Hatton had similar some
had similar some had similar some he wanted to go to Hajj.
He had the eagerness to go.
So he was looking for the means to go, but he was a poor man.
And as the time for the caravan came close to departs for high G, found that he didn't have the means to go. So he started
And seeing him cry, his young daughter
comes to him and says, Why are you crying, he said, Well, I wanted to go to Hajj.
And I don't have the means to go to hedge.
And he wasn't worried about his provisions for health.
But rather he was more concerned about what he leaves for his family. Because when a person goes to hide,
when a person goes for Hajj, he has to also leave the necessary provisions for his family, so that they are well kept.
So his little daughter said,
Don't worry, you go, and Allah subhana wa Tada. He's the one who will provide for you in your head.
So he said, Well, what about you?
What about your mother and your brothers and sisters? She said, also Allah is the one who will provide for us.
So Hatton was happy with this answer. But he went to his wife and asked her about this. And although the wife initially was not happy when she saw the little daughters response and how she was interacting, and team, she accepted this. And she said to him, okay, you can go, he left them with the enough provisions for three days. And he followed the caravan on foot. So you didn't have money to join the actual caravan in the sense that he would have any monies or things like that. So he just was behind them. So while he was in this caravan, the leader of the caravan was stung by a scorpion.
So they sought for somebody to give him
recite for him some bronze silver piano, so they were looking around and then they found Hatton was there, and they knew him as a righteous man. So how to gain he recited for him some Koran,
and by the will of Hamas pan north, and this man was cured from the potential effect of this stinging. So because of this, the head of the
caravan said, because your service in healing me, then I will look after all your costs for help going and coming back.
this is how I was provided. They said, Oh, law, show me how you're going to provide for my family. Now the family back home, they were coming to the end of their three days of provisions. And indeed, that came to an end. Now they were starting to feel the hunger.
And as feeling the hunger, they were looking at that young
girl who had given her father, that okay, or she had encouraged the Father, and they were blaming her look, now, you've told our father to go and now we don't have anything to eat.
And she was laughing. When they were saying, they said so why are you laughing? We are starving. And we might even die because of this and you are laughing. She said let me ask you a question.
Is our father
is he is he the one who provides or is he the one who just consumes the result?
They said of course he is the consumer of result is not the result.
So she said well, the one who consumes the result has gone as for the recipe still remains. So why are you worried?
So there was still in this kind of unfortunate reality. While they were like this
somebody knocks on the door. So they opened the door. What is it is the governor of the local area. He was on a hunting expedition. And he now he's asking anybody to give him some water. They need some water.
So the mother said, Well, we don't have anything to eat, but we have some water. So she gives them the water.
They take the water to the governor, and he drinks the water, he finds the water very refreshing.
Very tasty, refreshing water. Where did you get this water from? So they told him we got this water from this house. And they explained to him about what happened and their father has gone, the father has gone to Hajj and they're there. So he said, he said he took off his belt, and his belt was
one of those. You know, like, we always hear about these stories of these very precious belts with different pearls and precious stones. So he took off his belt and he threw his belt, he said this is for them.
And anybody who has any
fear has any love for me, then he does the same.
So all the people around him, his ministers and things, they also took off whatever they had, they gave, they put in and there's a pile of precious stones and pile of gold and silver. And they they gave them to them. Family, but the family obviously doesn't want that one thing. So the businessman came and he purchased all those things and gave them the money in it, which was obviously lots of money as you can imagine. And he returned all that stuff back to the governor and in the businessman was trying to do a favor for the government. The point being is the last panel data provided for them.
On this occasion, the girl started to cry.
Visit Are you crying before we were hungry, you're laughing. Now we have all this and you have money to buy food and so on, you're crying. She said, I'm crying because this man.
He looked at us with a glance of mercy. And he saw our situation and he was merciful to us. And he gave us all this. So what about on the day of judgment? When Allah How would it be if Allah were to look at us with his guns or drugs?
How would his family
and this story My dear brothers and sisters, is an amazing story. An amazing reality. It is not a made up story is a real story.
It's not surprising, or it's not bewildering that Allah subhanho wa Taala has shown the means for the man and his family to be provided for because
that's what he does. He provides a way of Zukerman highflyer tested Allah says whoever depends on Allah.
Then Allah is enough for him and Allah will provide from him for him from aspects where he has no or does not account for does not expect. There's no stranger to like if there is
and it's not strange that humans may show acts of generosity, giving some gold and giving some charity here and there.
But the golden part of the story is to see how a young girl
of Eman her level of link and association with our last panel.
And this is something that doesn't just happen like that.
This is not something that just comes about like this.
It comes out through the direction the correct direction. Something that we spoke about in the previous football as a parent and as a household and as a school and as an environment.
When you nurture
children with these kinds of meanings and feelings. This is the kind of realities that you will have
children who have a man in their heart they can face the challenges because a man is not just an outward practice.
A man is not the clothes that you wear.
A man is not about the size or length of your beard whether you have one or not imagine over the USL The man is not what you carry in your hand or or maybe wear a special ring or something like that.
The man is
In the heart,
and is justified or shown by the actions
of the man. And if we need anything today for our children
is to encourage and to teach them these meanings of
these meanings which allow them when they are placed in front of challenges to deal with these challenges.
That was the practice of the Prophet Solomon line he was
giving them those important fundamentals and foundations.
And that's why one of the things that I shall have the alarm on has said,
amongst the first things that was revealed from Islam, and the system of Islam, the laws of Islam
was not the halal and haram and do this and don't do this.
Rather, it was about establishing the meanings of the man.
Because if the first thing is that would have been revealed from Islam was do this, and don't do this and abandon this and stop this. People would have not accepted
to change their practices. But the concentration and the focus was on demand.
To have that in your heart to believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala. So when you believe in our law, and the challenges come you will face the challenges with your Eman
Are you believe in Allah is a great when he says to you do this, you do it. And when he says to abstain from this you abstain from.
And that's the kind of teachings that we need to teach our children. This is the kind of messages that we need to give our children
our children will face difficulties and challenges and today, there are so many fake challenges out there.
Hey job, I would consider is one of the least challenges for girls. And indeed for boys as well. Because he job is about modest. It's about higher.
And it's not just for women or girls.
The biggest challenges are out there.
The challenges of atheism
the challenges of
rejecting a law,
the challenge of not having belief in Allah subhanho wa Taala depending on material realities, these are bigger challenges.
People committed haram
because of ignorance in Allah subhana wa Tada. So where is the knowledge that we are passing on to our children,
teaching our children,
that Allah subhanho wa Taala is the knower of all things. He can see you wherever you are, and however you are. And he sees you even in a dark room, or in a cellar or basement hidden from the people.
teaching our children with a loss of Hannah attallah is the one who provides
and the one he's the one who gives.
And if you try to cheat people, Allah Subhana, Allah is aware.
Like that young boy, again, the young Shepherd,
who was looking after the sheep, and the role model, not hapa wanted to test the shepherd,
young boy. I said to him, oh, Shepherd, give me one of your sheep.
He said, The sheep don't belong to me. So I can't give you anything.
I can't give you anything. He said, sell him sell them to me says I cannot I don't have the authority to sell.
So I said, Why don't you just tell, give him one to sell to me and tell your master
that the wolf took one of the sheep.
So the shepherd says Panama and Panama. Where is a lot?
If I do this, what is Allah?
And Omar was impressed or even almost shocked by the level of this answer.
This young boy, again, brought upon these principles.
And similarly, the young woman who was with her mother,
and they were adding water or her mother wanted her to add water to the milk
Add water to the milk to increase the volume. And obviously you increase the volume you can sell more.
So my mother said to her, add water to the milk she said, but
Mira momineen, the leader amount at that time he has prohibited us from doing this because it's a form of cheating.
So the mother said was me a woman cannot see us.
So she said, but if Amira mommy cannot see us, surely the Lord of amuro meaning can see us.
And he's so happened that Omar was listening to this conversation because Omar used to pass by in the night going through the different streets, listening to the affairs of people.
And the next day, he went to his son,
our son, and he said to him, I have found a very good way for you.
Go and marry this woman from that house. And indeed, he went and he married her and from their offspring was a homeowner even Abdelaziz, the great just ruler
who came at the turn of the century.
So my dear respective brothers and sisters, if we want our children,
to face the realities and the challenges and difficulties, we have to nurture them,
we have to be spending time with them. We have to be giving them the correct guide in conversations like lokman alayhis salam, which Allah has engraved for us in the Quran till the end of time, that was I have local man, teaching his son the fundamentals, so that he was aware and understand because this is how you will nurture a generation that is linked to a law that is associated with almost the fears of law. And that depends on law
wa salatu salam ala rasulillah Allah Allah He was
a by the law, the law come out, say number one, yeah, you
Oh, you believe fear of law and say words which are
accurate and straight.
And such was the teaching of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam which is also we can find it when we read the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
But one of those are Hadees
is his teachings to Abdul Wahab nobis who again was a young man.
And Abdullah in LA bas, was learning can was educated and taught by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the prophet SAW sent him young Muslim or young boy, let me teach you a few words which will benefit you. Or he said Allah will benefit you with them. For the love of
God, Allah. Allahu
Allah, Allah, what'd you do?
God's law you will find a law wherever you need him
and guarding Allah.
But the prophet SAW Selim is saying God, Allah, God's laws limitations. God Allah in preserving what he has ordered you to do what he has, and keeping away from that which he has prohibited. You've got a law in your life. A law will look after you wherever you are, and however you are.
Why that says definitely left.
If you ask us common law,
what is the standard for Stein has been that if you ask for help us help online
depends on Allah. ask Allah because Allah is the only one that can help you. He's the only one that can give you. Everyone else is only a means to help.
The only tools
a lot of hammer God is wanting.
And then he said to him, and know that if all mankind was to gather together to try and harm you with something, they will not harm you with anything unless a law has already pre determined that they will do so. And if they
gather together to try and benefit you with some
thing, they will not benefit you in anything except if Allah has already.
While Amanda masaba, kalmia, cooltech wahaca
whatever is gonna affect you
will not miss you.
And whatever was going to miss you will never come to you.
Now look at these kinds of teachings,
when you have children brought up with these kinds of teachings dependence on the last panel, because the kind of courage and the bravery that comes with this kind of teaching,
which is what we need today.
So email is essential in our teachings of our children, because we will have that generation, which depends on Allah, because they know that Eliza was like that little girl who feel a lot and know that Allah watches like that young shepherd,
and those who believe and trust in our lawn,
and have bravery and courage because they know nothing will harm them. unless Allah subhanaw taala has Well done, like the teachings of the Prophet, and the examples.
So my dear brothers and sisters, these are the kinds of things that we need to be taking to our children.
And this can only count like I said, with time spending time with the children by giving dedicated messages.
Because if you leave your child in front of the television,
or in front of YouTube,
or on the phone, you don't know what's there. You don't know what hidden messages are being given. You don't know what kind of messages are there. Today, our science, what the science teaches us
that we are consumers.
So that's right, we, we need the result as we are consumers. Both they teach us, they teach us that the plants are the producers. The plants are the ones that are producing the food.
The plants, which have no brain,
which have no central nervous systems have no muscles, they are alone, we're making the food for us.
This is what this is, there is nothing beyond that. Maybe Okay, if they pushed it a little bit last day to the sun helps the plant to produce.
So the generation is linked to material.
This is where you come in and teach them who is the one who created the sun, who is the one who created the plants, who is the one who sends down the water, who is the one who is made for everything from water living.
Who is the one who holds everything together allows everything to happen.
Who is the one who is aware of every leaf, there is no leaf that drops except he is aware of it.
This is not taught in school today.
And therefore a generation of children are secluded from religion.
And that's why it's important for you as a parent
to fill in that gap. If you are care for your child, and you care for what they are about, to to
engage with the challenges.
And I say this today because I know that in the news today we are hearing a lot about the issue related to abstain and the hijab and all that sort of thing.
And I say to those parents that before you encourage your daughter to enter a job, you have to have those meanings.
In her she needs to understand who is our law, what is online or What does he want from us and etc. Those other meanings are important prior to hedge up
because he job made me want one day maybe taking off the next day. But he man when he has a grasp in the heart and it takes root.
It's not going to just fall down. It needs something to be uprooted by it. So let's focus on planting and making sure that the Eman is rooted firmly. The hijab will be
a very simple basic natural consequence of man.
and not the other way around.
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