The Prophet Ibrahim Invites His Father To Islam

Saad Tasleem


Channel: Saad Tasleem

File Size: 16.91MB

Episode Notes

The story of the Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) – may peace be upon him – inviting his father to Islam – the worship of God alone.

Share Page

Transcript ©

AI generated text may display inaccurate or offensive information that doesn’t represent Muslim Central's views. Thus,no part of this transcript may be copied or referenced or transmitted in any way whatsoever.

00:00:00--> 00:00:02

hamdulillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu

00:00:04--> 00:00:07

mousseline Nabina was said you know what have you been a Mohammed

00:00:09--> 00:00:16

mehreen Allahu Allah Allah Allah Allah Subhana Allah Hakeem Marlena And Pharaoh now when Tana was in

00:00:17--> 00:00:26

Yoruba alameen Allah Marina kaha katiba Arena, Belton Belton was organized in Alba was ceramide eco monumental Ah, what a cartoon.

00:00:28--> 00:01:07

You know, the story of Ibrahim alayhis salam is absolutely fascinating. It's truly amazing not to take anything away from the other prophets, all of the stories of the prophets. I think he was salatu salam, they're amazing stories, but in particular, the father of the Gambia Ibrahim Alayhi Salam His story is absolutely fascinating. And so had a lot tonight inshallah to add, I'm going to try to do my best even though it's very difficult to do justice to any part of the story of Abraham it said, um, let alone in 45 minutes or less than 45 minutes as I just noticed, but I will try to do my best inshallah, to Allah but any part of the story of Abraham it

00:01:08--> 00:01:54

is absolutely amazing. And the beautiful thing about the miracle that we all have with us, the Koran, the speech of Allah Subhana, Allah, the word of Allah, Spanish Allah, is that it is truly truly a miraculous book. It is more vivid than I would say any Hollywood blockbuster movie that is out there. I know there's there's a movie coming out or it's out I'm not sure about the Prophet Musa. And there's other stories and movies that come out and so on and so forth. But a lot a person who truly understands the Quran and contemplates the Quran and and delves into the words of Allah Subhana, WA tada and reads and understands the richness of the Arabic language, even though it is

00:01:54--> 00:02:35

seemingly text, its words, I guarantee you it is more vivid and amazing than any movie or any representation of the profits of a loss penalty. So tonight in Tel Aviv data, we're gonna talk about the Prophet Ibrahim. And I know the title of the lecture said the advice of the Prophet Ibrahim to his father, in actuality, it was more like the death of the Prophet Ibrahim to his father, what Ibrahim Alayhi Salaam was doing in this scenario, in this case, or case with this glimpse of the story is that he was calling his father to the worship of Allah subhanaw taala. Just to give you a little bit of background on the father of Abraham, and he sent him as a basically he was an idol

00:02:35--> 00:03:16

worshiper, not only was he an idol worshiper, he was in business with the idols as well, what was his business, he was a businessman who would actually build these idols, he would carve up these idols out of stone, and he would sell those idols, and he would make money. So if you look at just to give you some background of the Father, but I him at a certain time, he was invested into the worship of the idols in two ways, not only when it comes to his apni, that his beliefs, his religious beliefs, what he has grown up on the religion of his forefathers, so called Not only that, but even from his livelihood, he was invested in that. And that's very important to understand when

00:03:16--> 00:03:52

it comes to the story of Abraham and his son and his father. Because a lot of times when we are in a situation, when we're advising someone, or we're giving data to them, is very easy to just prop up the truth or what we believe to be the truth, and just like shove it in their face, and not understanding that they may have certain baggage that they're coming with, they have a certain background, they have life experiences, they have things that they have been through that we need to very much take into account. And so the data that we make to one person is not going to be exactly the same when it comes to someone else, we have to tailor our data, we have to make sure that we

00:03:52--> 00:04:28

take into account the person that we are calling the Maduro, as it is called or as a person is called, the person that we're giving data to it is very important to understand that person, understand their background, understand their baggage, whatever that they're coming with. So I want to tell us data even though this the story of Ibrahim Ali Salaam is mentioned in quite a few places in the Quran, what we're going to do tonight in childhood data is that we're going to revisit or hopefully revisit some of the heart and soul of the medium. And basically this is a glimpse of a conversation that took place between Ibrahim alayhis salaam and his father as well. And so in this

00:04:28--> 00:04:59

conversation, we see the approach that Ibrahim alayhis salaam used when calling his father to Islam, Allah, Allah says with Kota, pilkey, Tabby Ibrahim, that recall or mentioned in the book, The story of Ibrahim alayhis salam in who cannot defend Libya that he was able to do. He was in an honest a truthful person, and he was a Navy. Now what is the significance of mentioning that he was a Navy? What was the significance of mentioning that he's a truthful person here last penalty Allah

00:05:00--> 00:05:37

is talking to us. And Allah is telling us that here is an example for you, as we know the prophets were examples for us. So Allah is saying, This man, he is an example for how you deal with people. And so if you're ever put in this situation, where you have to give power to someone who is older than you, someone who is respected in the community, maybe a parent, maybe an elder, maybe a grandparent, maybe an uncle, someone who is older than you, this is your best example. Because this man was not only truthful man, he was a mess, and he was a messenger, a Nabhi, and a prophet of Allah subhana wa Tada. And so Allah is reminding us of the position that Abraham and his Sam held.

00:05:37--> 00:06:18

And that'll last panel to Allah tells us how the conversation began his thought and the idea here of it. So first and foremost, Allah says, he said to his father, your ability and this statement about your ability in Arabic, this is a very endearing term. This is the statement that when you say it to your father, it is an expression of your love for your father. And so what we notice here is that immediately, the way Ibrahim starts is that whatever his father is that he uses the kindness and the best words that he can find. He uses very endearing term, almost saying, My beloved father, I have something to say to you. He says, Lima, Buddha, mala Yes. Mira, what are you? What are you gonna

00:06:18--> 00:06:58

cache says, My dear father, my beloved father, he says, How can you worship something that does not hear that does not see. And that cannot benefit you in any way. And so first and foremost, we see a couple things. First, we see that the data, as we said, He's giving data to his father. And a lot of times we've had a lot I know, it is hard to give data to your parents, it is hard to give data to your family and those who are closest to you. Sometimes they've had a lot. You may find even public speakers and mounds and scholars. And this is something that a lot of a lot of them will testify to that it is always easier to give data to those people who are not related to you. Because those

00:06:58--> 00:07:27

people who are related to you, they don't really take you seriously. They're like, yeah, we know you, and especially if you're younger than them. And this something I personally have experienced panel law, where this people were like, Yeah, I saw you when I was when you were a child, or I've even heard somebody say, you know, I changed your diapers when you were a baby, what are you going to tell me about Islam? Right, I saw you when you were born, and so on, so forth. But you've had a lot. This is the type of person that Ibrahim is tell is showing, we see here that he is giving you this example how to talk to someone like this. So he said, Oh, my father that endearing term. And

00:07:27--> 00:08:07

now what he does, he starts his dialogue, by appealing to the intellect of his father. So he uses an intellectual argument. He says, How can you worship something? How can you worship something that doesn't see, that doesn't hear, and that cannot benefit you in any way. And so we see here some had a law, that he is referring to the background, he's referring to the background of his father, because he knows he understands his father. And this is from the wisdom of Abraham. And he said that he understood where his father's coming from. So he said, these idols that you worship, that's what he's referring to here, that he's telling him basically, you've carved these from your own hands,

00:08:07--> 00:08:44

you are the one who built these idols, and obviously, they cannot see you, they cannot hear you, they can do anything for you that how can they be deserved to be worshipped? How can you worship something that cannot benefit you in any way? And you've had a life you look at the, the way, he's he started off this, this dialogue? He didn't start off with condemning his father, even though it may seem like condemnation if, if you're if you're not paying attention, it is actually we would actually consider this more of a rhetorical question. It's almost as if he's not putting his father down. And he's saying, how about you think about this? Right? Here's the question, how about and

00:08:44--> 00:09:17

it's almost like he wants them. He wants him to think about it. And this is kind of law is very important that when you are talking to someone who is older than you're talking to someone who is respected in the community, and so on so forth, that you understand that the way you present the message can either be the success or the failure of the message that you're trying to get across. So it is very important that we take into account that the position that they have, and what's important here somehow to law, that Ibrahim, he understands that in the end of the day, this is his father, and even though he's a mushrik, even though he worships other than the last penalty, Allah,

00:09:18--> 00:09:57

which is something which is obviously horrible, it's bad, but is the right that he still has upon him is that he is his father, and just being his father, he deserves that respect of being his father. And so what he does is he makes sure to start his demo with not hurting his father's ego. A lot of times what happens is that a lot when people get frustrated and giving data, especially to someone who's older than you, and somebody who kind of disregards what you have, what you have to say is that our own ego gets bruised and sometimes we will use harsh terms or sometimes we will get harsh with the person because for ourselves, we cannot control our ego, right? Or we may say to

00:09:57--> 00:09:59

ourselves, like why do I have to pander to this person's ego

00:10:00--> 00:10:37

Why do I have to put myself down for this person and reality, you have to understand that the message of Islam is far greater than your own ego, or your need your need to subpanel feels superior to this person, because your knowledge or your understanding or whatever it may be, that the, the message of Islam is far more important than that. And we see here we've had a lot. This is from the wisdom of Ibrahim, and they said on this on the Ibrahim it said on possessed that he not only had the knowledge, we see his wisdom coming to light here. And this is the importance of catalogue, pairing wisdom, with knowledge, I remember his catalog. While I was studying at the University of

00:10:37--> 00:11:14

Medina, in my third or fourth year, I remember that when we would look at the students, amongst the students, the most annoying students were always the first year students. Why? Because they would come. And in the first year, maybe they're studying Arabic, they learned a little bit of Hadith and Quran and this and that, and all of a sudden, you've had a lot, they become very, very harsh. And they feel like they know the correct opinion regarding every single issue and remembers the panel that the older students did, you did just be like, Listen, just just don't talk to me. Right? Like, I just don't want to deal with you right now. Come talk to me in a couple years. Right? Why? Because

00:11:14--> 00:11:52

yes, they may have gained some knowledge, but they lack the wisdom. And that's not even in like a six year career or six year path in the University of Medina, two years in the Arabic program four years in the in the degree program. Even within those I remembers panela, you can see a person grow and evolve. And you can see them mature, not maybe maybe their opinions may not have changed even though opinions change as well. But just in the way they present that information just in the way they give data to other people. And this is why it's a panel I you see it on him from his wisdom. He knows how to give a shout out to his father, he knows the best way he starts off with appealing to

00:11:52--> 00:12:33

his intellect. And he starts out with something that even allows parents to remind the people of and even Allah uses this very same method of calling people to the truth of their opinion. Do not use your appeal. Do not use your intellect. And here Ibrahim starts off his death to his father with the issue of his intellect. He appealed to his intellect. Then he says, Yeah, but he in a journey mentally ill Mamma mia tikka, he says, Oh, my father once again using that endearing term that it has come to me or that has come to me some knowledge, Mathematica, that some knowledge that has not come to you for to bear any. So follow me. deca, zero 10. So yeah, he said, If you follow me, I will

00:12:33--> 00:13:13

guide you to the straight or to the even path. And we see here now that he moves Ibrahim on a system, he goes from appealing to the intellect of his father, he goes on to the issue of knowledge. And here he is telling his father that Listen, I'm not just speaking from my own. Right? This is not just stuff that I'm saying, Yes, I started off in an intellectual argument, then you may think I'm just saying this stuff because it is part of my intellect. Here. Now he moves from intellect, from reasoning to Revelation, he moves from reasoning to Revelation, and this shows us to panela. That true insight is made up of both. And we know the ins.

00:13:14--> 00:13:52

Allah tells the process lm cola de savini aduro it Allahu Allah basura say this is my path. I call to it with insight mostly on this bus leader has to be made up of two things, your intellect, your understanding, and also proper knowledge and Revelation. So we see here, Ibrahim, it said, I'm telling this father, listen, yes. I appealed to your reasoning. And I showed you why it doesn't make sense that someone would worship and it doesn't make sense. Now I am telling you that also revelation from a loss penalty Allah has come to me, right? So we see here some kind of law, the

00:13:54--> 00:14:31

pairing of Revelation, and reasoning. And this is why subpanel as someone who is lacking one of either both, or one of two, will oftentimes do more damage than good. And we will lie we have seen this happen. Someone who either has knowledge but doesn't have the wisdom, or they may claim to have wisdom, but they don't have the knowledge. And I'll give you an example a real life story, something that was told to me, there was a sister who shared her story with me. And she told me that she was brought up she was brought up in a Muslim household, but nobody practice Islam in her house. And I believe her father was Muslim, but her mother was not Muslim or something like that. So she said, I

00:14:31--> 00:14:59

never actually ever prayed in my life. I had a Muslim name, and that's about it. I never had any exposure to Islam, besides the fact that I know my dad is Muslim. And she says, at a point in my life, I became concerned about my spirituality. And I started thinking about the bigger questions of life, like what happens after you die and what is the purpose of life and so on and so forth. And she said, someone told me I came, I met a Muslim and they said, you know, they explained this down to me and they said, you know, what is a very powerful spiritual experience making it up.

00:15:00--> 00:15:35

To unlock calling out to your Lord, making the praying to Allah subhanaw taala is a powerful experience, ask Allah to guide you. And so she said, she asked, she asked this person, she said, Where can I go and do that the person said, Listen, you can pray anywhere. But a good idea is to go to the machine pray, because that is when the congregation the Muslims come together, and you're in the house of a law here in the mission, and you will feel that spirituality. And so she says that I went to the masjid, to feel that spirituality and we know people like this right? That they're looking for that spiritual looking for that spiritual experience. And so she says, I went to the

00:15:35--> 00:16:11

mission. And she says, there was a prayer happening and the person had told me that make sure you cover yourself put on a scarf before you go to the mission. She said, I put on a scarf. See, I didn't know how to wear a scarf, but I just tied around my head the best I could. She said I joined the prayer. And during the prayer, I felt someone nudging me. And I was like, what, what is going on? why somebody keeps hitting me my prayer. She says the whole prayer, there was somebody nudging me on this side, she's until the prayer was over. And my whole prayer. I didn't I couldn't I was trying to experience this spirituality, but I couldn't because there's someone nudging me on this

00:16:11--> 00:16:46

side. And she said, after the prayer was over the person who was praying next to me, and Andi, right? She comes to me, and she said, and you know, she said, You know, I was nudging you, because your neck got uncovered when you were praying. And she goes, Okay, so what does that mean? She doesn't know. She doesn't know what that means. She got and then this Auntie, she tells her, she says, Listen, you know, your prayer was not accepted by Allah. She says Why? She says, because you know, one of the conditions of the prayer is that you're out or has to be covered. And because you're out your neck was showing, you're out, I was uncovered, your soul is invalid.

00:16:47--> 00:17:31

And you've had a lot this sister says that when I heard that, I almost like was in tears. I thought to myself, how can somebody tell me that God will not listen to my prayers? How can somebody tell me that God was not will not accept my sincere devotion to him? And she said, Well, I left the machine that day, was my first experience with being in a machine. And she says, It took me years to build up the courage to come back from the law. She's Muslim. Now she's a practicing Muslim Alhamdulillah. Allah guided her. But that was it. So what happened here? If you look at this scenario, if you look what happened is a real life story. What happened is that this sister, Milan, Milan, guide her, she

00:17:31--> 00:18:13

had some knowledge, but she lacked the proper understanding of the knowledge and she lacked wisdom as well. So there is a lack of both, if she had the proper knowledge, she would understand that your outer covering your outer is a condition of solder. And yes, your solder is invalid if your outer is is uncovered, if you do it on purpose, meaning your uncover your outer on purpose, and you pray Yes, in that case, your solder is invalid. Or if your outer gets uncovered while you're praying, and you realize it and you don't do anything to rectify that situation. In that case, yes, your salon may be invalid. Now this sisters had a law, she was ignorant of that fact, she had no idea that even that

00:18:13--> 00:18:53

place has to be covered. That's number one. Number two, if this Sister milah, guide her roar, reward her for the goodness or good intention. If she had the wisdom, she would maybe try to understand where this sister is coming from. We said Abraham I sent him he understood the background of his father. He understood what baggage is coming with when he's giving him debt. So if this sister understood who this sister was, she may know that you've had a lot prayer, as important as it may be, this sister has bigger issues. And those are issues of email. And those are issues of not utilizing the law. She doesn't even believe fully in God right now. So even if you were to make sure

00:18:53--> 00:19:34

she's praying a perfect prayer, if she hasn't taken her Shahada, what is that prayer worth? You can fix her prayer all day long. You can make her a fella in the prayer. But you give her a hell up on the prayer teach her how to pray. But if she hasn't taken her Shahada, what's the point? And that comes from wisdom. And so we see here some had Allah Ibrahim and he said that in this case, he brings that he brings them wisdom, and he brings the knowledge as well. Then he says, Yeah, but he loves Buddha shippon. He says, Oh my father and notice how Allahu Ibrahim, he doesn't stop from using the same endearing term. And the scholars mentioned Pamela, that he keeps trying this, even

00:19:34--> 00:20:00

though we don't see it told to us explicitly in these ayat, but he is now what is happening after from Iowa is that his father is rejecting what he is saying. So as far as he says, this, he makes this argument, he gives him this doubt, he follows his father rejects it. Then he moves on to the next thing. His His Father gives him this, his father rejects it, he moves on to the next thing, and now his father rejects it again. And still after this third, fourth time of rejection. He still uses that indeed.

00:20:00--> 00:20:04

term. He says, Yeah, buddy, my dear beloved father, he says,

00:20:06--> 00:20:10

He says do not worship a ship on in the sheath on account

00:20:12--> 00:20:32

that most certainly the ship on is to the Most Merciful disobedient to another human meaning the last panel down. But what does a shear bond have to do with this situation right here? And you may say to yourself to panela was his father actually worshipping a shear bond? Was he a devil worshiper? Yes or no?

00:20:33--> 00:21:12

Hmm, trick question. Yes. And no. When you look at the direct worship, yes, he was worshipping these idols. But if you look at the bigger picture, and if you understand how chiffon works, and you understand the doors that a sheath on enters upon men through if you understand the methods of deception of a chiffon, in reality, it was the worship of a sheath on that it was good it goes back to and this is why some kind of law, we see that the worship of other than a law is the death of a ship on and we seize power on the islands within Bukhara last penalty. Allahu Allah and Medina amanu. You heard him in a Buddha Mattila know that Allah is the ally, the protector of those who

00:21:12--> 00:21:38

believe a lot brings them out of the darkness into the light. When levena cafaro Alia omocha hood and those who disbelieve their ally, their allies is who above Hoot you Phrygian Amina Nouriel of vomit, they take them out of the light, and they take them towards the darkness by the scholars of the sea regarding this area. This is sort of the bucket I believe it's two eyes after it could see

00:21:39--> 00:22:16

a loss penalty I mentioned above that the port or the allies of those who disbelieve what is their job to take people out of the light, the light of guided guidance into the darkness of the disobedience of a Lost Planet, Allah and the worship of other than the last part that the scholars of the seat when they make the see of this and they say about who's here refers to a ship on. And yes, it refers to the lesser thought read as well. And basically it Paul who is someone or anything that is worship besides the last kind of tiada. And some scholars mentioned that they also call to their own worship, and so on, so forth. So those are included, but the main fatherhood is a chiffon.

00:22:17--> 00:22:56

And so Ibrahim here, what he is doing with his father is that he's showing his father the bigger picture. He's saying, Listen, it's not just about your idols here. It's not just about you worshipping your idol, it's not this small matter. Look at the bigger picture by worshipping these idols. By making the art to these idols, what you're actually doing is that you're in the obedience of a chiffon. Because in the chiffon he is a enemy for mankind has lost power to Allah says that in the sheer power like him, I do that most certainly the chiffon is an enemy for you, but I do so take him as your enemy. And the last planet as it says what I did, who was the ship on do not follow the

00:22:56--> 00:23:36

footsteps of a ship on in who in the hula camera do when moving, that He has for you a clear enemy. And this is the way she thought it works, that he wants you to end up in the obedience of a chiffon, but he may not start directly with his own obedience, he will start with seemingly lesser matters. And so this idol worship or worshipping of these idols, it may seem like a small deal, but in actuality is the worship of a chiffon. And now here, Ibrahim alayhis salaam, what he is doing is, as I said, He's showing his father the bigger picture. And this is another strategy that he's trying with his father the whole time, as we said, he is keeping the same good manner of speaking to his

00:23:36--> 00:24:22

father. And then he moves on. And we assume here that even this is rejected by the father of Ibrahim and a Sam. And then he goes on and says, Yeah, but in the a half, or am a second album in a rush man. He says, Oh, my beloved father, once again, this same statement, the same endearing term he's using again, he says, Oh, my father, my beloved father, I fear that there will come to a punishment from the man. So if you look at the wording that Ibrahim alayhis salaam uses here, it is absolutely fascinating. It's amazing. He says, I fear he doesn't say I fear that the punishment will come from a law. He says, I fear the punishment, a punishment will come to you from a black man, from the

00:24:22--> 00:24:59

merciful here, and what Abraham and Abraham is doing here and is there a law he is used, juxtaposing the law of loss penalty Allah with the eyes of Allah, with the punishment of Allah, and this is a form of federal even though he This is a form of showing him the dilemma, the mercy of last penalty, but reminding him that Allah is merciful, but Allah is capable of his punishment as well. And he says, I fear that if you continue down this path, that not only are you going against your intellect, not only are you going against revelation, not only are you following the footsteps of shante law, not only are you will you be worshipping a chiffon, but

00:25:00--> 00:25:42

Finally, I feared that the either from the last man, the one who is rock man, the one who can envelop you in his mercy, the one who is more merciful than you can imagine, not merciful, I feared that the punishment will come to you from that merciful, and showing him you've had a lot, that you are the one who is in charge of your deeds, that the last man is, will give you His mercy. But Allah has given you their free will to either obey Allah or disobey Allah to worship Allah or to worship other than the last kind of data. And now if you want to bring the other from the right man, then that is upon you, you are the one who is making that decision. And we see here as we said, the death

00:25:42--> 00:26:16

of the death of Abraham, and he said, arm has gone through stages. And this is kind of from the hikma from the wisdom, and we brought him on a system that he used that step by step method, he started with something which was most commonly accepted. When you appeal to someone's intellect, it doesn't matter whether they're Muslim, or non Muslim, whether they believe in God or they don't believe in God, intellect is something which can be universally understood. Right. And so he starts with that his first step in his era is appealing to his intellect. And then he tells him second step, he tells him that some knowledge has come to me, meaning revelation, I have revelation, me,

00:26:16--> 00:26:54

I'm not, I'm not speaking for myself, there's not things that I have made up. It's not my own desires. I'm speaking to you from Revelation. Then he warns him of a chiffon, he tells him of a ship on he shows him the harms of following the path that he's going down, that he will end up in the worship of a chiffon. And then finally, he warns him of the punishment, nothing else has worked. The very last step evens panel lines. What's interesting here about the slew or the manner of Ibrahim alayhis salam is that even when he's mentioning the punishment, his wording is still beautiful. He's still kind in His Word wording, but he mentioned the verb of the last kind of data. Now, at this

00:26:54--> 00:27:37

point, after all of this reasoning, Allah tells us that his father replies to him on, he says, he went, and he had to Ibrahim, he says, oh, Ibrahim, do you desire? Do you have no desire? For my God's meaning? Are you desiring something other than my gods, and what his father is doing here is that this is an emotional argument. It's void of intellect, it's void of Revelation, all of those things that Ibrahim had brought, he basically just put it aside. And this is kind of an example for us because this is very common, someone who has been brought up in a certain way, someone who has let lead their life in a particular way, someone who is only known one way of worship normally known

00:27:37--> 00:28:16

one way of doing things, they will often respond to an intellectually sound argument to an argument, which is sound from the from the aspect of Revelation where everything makes sense, they will respond in a in an emotional way. Right. And a very good example of this is the example of videos for example, if you oftentimes have had a run by the Buddha, as is one of the beloved tactics of a chiffon. But if you talk about videos with someone, usually the response that you get from people is How can this be bad when I've been doing it my whole life? Right? It's an emotional argument. And they will say, you know, my parents have been doing it. men and their parents have been doing it. Or

00:28:16--> 00:28:55

if you've had a lot, there may be some goodness, the intention is good. So they can say they will say how will Allah punish me for my good intention? Right, same argument here. It's an emotional argument that the father of Abraham gives to him. And then he says, Now this is usually the second step. When the emotional and this happens oftentimes the parents they can get through to the child when from an emotional from I don't want to say guilt trip, but I'm going to say guilt trip, right? If the guilt trip doesn't work, then it often moves on to fear moving on to fear. He says that in number 10 de Leon juman neck he says if you don't stop if you don't stop calling me then I will

00:28:55--> 00:29:31

definitely stone you I will kill you by stoning you. mean listen, you better stop. You better stop with this hour that you're doing calling to the worship of Allah alone. And you keep bothering me keep nagging me about worshiping Allah alone. You better stop. Otherwise, I will stone you we will have you stone, what a journey many Yeah. And he says Get away from me Leave me for a long period of time. And you've had a lot the argument or the response that you get here from the Father Ibrahim. I'm sure many of you have heard this response before. When talking to someone who is stubborn in their ways. And you come to them with proofs and evidences and intellect and everything. And they

00:29:31--> 00:29:59

just they almost like you've said nothing. Right? You sometimes you may say that you may be maybe giving down to someone 10 1520 minutes, 30 minutes an hour, you bring everything, everything you've learned to Pamela you bring them evidences of clear evidence, and they turn around and say, well, you just don't love me. That's why you say something like that. Right? You're like, what? Were you not listening to what I was saying, right? This is the same thing that the father of Ibrahim alayhis salam does, but you would think that by this time, Ibrahim is frustrated

00:30:00--> 00:30:40

And he goes, love will punish you. And this not or he gets frustrated. But look at the response of Abraham Edison, he just said, when he says May peace be upon you somehow. And this shows you that for Abraham, and he said, it wasn't about his own need to be right. It wasn't about his own ego. It was about the message of Islam. And it is very important spam, especially for those who are in positions of data, whatever, that they make their data about the message and not about themselves. That is very important that when we are giving data, we're not calling to ourselves, we're calling to the message of Islam. Because the message of Islam is perfect, but we are not. There is no human

00:30:40--> 00:31:18

being alive today, who can claim that I am as perfect as the message of Islam. There was one human being like that sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he is no longer with us, but his guidance is with us. So it goes back to the message of Islam and is very important. Even people who are in the position of data with that they remind the people that listen, I am not perfect, but what I'm calling to is perfect. And to differentiate between ourselves and the and what we are calling to. So Abraham Addison here is very clear. It's not about him. It's about the message, he goes set on a lake so as to be he says, I will ask my Lord to forgive you in in Who can I be happy that most certainly he is

00:31:18--> 00:31:57

ever gracious to me. And once again, you've had a lot. He gives a very nice type of response. And he mentioned the the gratitudes, how gracious Allah subhanaw taala has, he says my lord is heavy? Yeah, he is gracious, right that you still have a chance, even though you've rejected everything I've said, I will ask Allah to forgive you in the scholars mentioned, what the forgiveness here means is that Allah forgives him by having his heart accept Islam, so all his previous deeds will be forgiven. So what are you doing? He's asking for guidance for his father, that may Allah guide him. This is what he's asking me for his father, and he uses the best of speed use the kindness of

00:31:57--> 00:32:35

speech, he says, My Lord is gracious. So even though you have said these blasphemous things, right, because according to their heat is blasphemous to, to call to the worship of these idols, and so on so forth, he doesn't take it personally. He doesn't say, Listen, I've been giving you all these arguments this whole time, you've, you've said nothing. This is how you respond to me. He goes, listen, just you still have a chance, I'll ask my Lord to forgive you. And then in the end, he says, well, artistic, artistic coma to their own admin doing. He says, I, I will leave you are Desi to come, I will separate myself from you will monitor their own I'm in doing enough and that what you

00:32:35--> 00:33:12

call upon other than last pandadoc, meaning he's saying, Listen, now at this point, since you're not going to accept this, there are, at the very least, I know that I cannot be part of it. And this shows us to panela, that it is very important that when we're giving data to a beloved one, that we don't confuse the person with the beliefs that they're upon. Right? It's very important. And this happens in two ways, either. Sometimes people fall in one of two extremes. Either they will let their father or their whoever it is influenced them upon misguidance because they're their father. That's one extreme and as the person that I'm told us, that there's no obedience to the creation

00:33:12--> 00:33:55

law, no female deity, or any female setting that there is no obedience to the creation and the disobedience of a Lost Planet. Tada. So he brought him out. He said, I'm to take that extreme here. The other extremes of Allah is the opposite of that. Right? Where because someone has rejected the message of Islam or to hate that you treat them in a bad way. And Ibrahim found the perfect balance in between both of that. So he says, I will separate myself from you, from you, and the worship or the job that you're doing. He says, What would I be? He says, I will call upon my Lord, I said, an akuna bidrar shafia. He says, I hope and I expect that my Lord will not be unhappy with my meeting

00:33:55--> 00:34:32

the way I'm making this job, that I'm hoping that a lot will be pleasing my daughter and what do you still hear is still saying here is that he hopes that the last kind of data would guide his father. Now we learn how to handle a couple lessons. And I know I'm short on time. But a couple of things we learned him very important from the story of Ibrahim it set up with his father is that we know that his father didn't accept Islam. And this shows us that in the end of the day, what we are responsible for is conveying the message Why am I not well suited for that what is the messenger is accountable for is the deliverance of the message, and we cannot change the hearts of people. And as

00:34:33--> 00:34:59

well even the uncle of the prophets, I send them a bollock The one who supported the sentiment every way. He emotion emotionally, financially, he was his support, who was his anchor in every way, even he did not accept this down and the profits that I send them was on his deathbed waiting for him on his deathbed. He was pleading with him just to say that you know, in the law, he would say to him just say that you like the law, so I may be so I can have the permission to seek forgiveness for you. So I will have some excuse with the last panel.

00:35:00--> 00:35:38

Allah and His uncle will not accept Islam. And alas penalty Allah said in the Canada demon, but when I can ally, a demon Yeshua, that you cannot guide those whom you love, meaning you cannot change the hearts of the people that you love. Rather, it is a law who guides whomever He wills. And once you understand this principle, it'll be a lot easier for you to not be harsh with people, it'll be a lot easier for you to go gentle on people and remind yourself that in the end of the day, it's not about this, it's not about me and him or me and her, it is about the truth. And it is about our relationship with Allah Pena, Tiana. And lastly, and I know I apologize for going over. But Lastly,

00:35:39--> 00:36:17

when it comes to ourselves, we don't want to put ourselves in a position that because of someone's refusal to accept our data, that we actually end up losing reward. How do you lose reward by treating the person in a bad way, by talking about about them or by being harsh, and by me being mean to them and so on and so forth. What ends up happening is that you go into from a position of making derawan to losing reward and that is how chiffon gets you. We ask a loss penalty Allah to give us the character like the character of the prophets, Allah hemos salatu salam, we ask Allah to Allah to bless us with knowledge that is beneficial and to act upon that knowledge. We asked the

00:36:17--> 00:36:22

last part of data to gives us the wisdom to convey that message and Allah Subhana Allah knows best what I

00:36:24--> 00:36:25

mean, which is

00:36:26--> 00:36:27

Mr. Kumar has a lot here.