Channel: Sajid Ahmed Umar
Blast from the Past – Seerah in the 21st Century, Season , Episode 14 – Practical Lessons from ‘Propagation in Secret & the Open Call
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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Allah Allah He was a big marine.
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my dear brothers and sisters in Islam. Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. A great Welcome to our brothers and sisters in the Melbourne Medina, and our brothers and sisters, all the way from the comfort of their homes. I welcome you to Episode 14 of this series, a blast from the past Sierra in the 21st century. Brothers and sisters yesterday we discussed Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam becoming a messenger
after he became a prophet, and the many lessons we could derive from that and hamdulillah as you can see, Allah subhanho wa Taala has showered upon my voice, some cure, and inshallah will be a bit more vibrant than yesterday. Perhaps the light movement we had at the beginning is, is is a sign of that. Today inshallah we want to complete what we began yesterday, and then move further into
the lessons pertaining to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
being commanded to take this Dawa openly to his people specifically, and the entire world generally, just before the end of yesterday's session, we discussed the fixed mindset versus the growth mindset, right.
And that's a pertinent lesson that we take from this incident in this era. But perhaps I need to quantify what we began yesterday, and that is that the fixed mindset has relevance in our life. It's also important, there's moments when we need to have the fixed mindset, there's moments when we need to be result oriented, right? But not that I say there's moments when we need to be results oriented from the outset, we should build our life upon the concept of the growth mindset, where we are effort focused, effort based, this helps us be more just with the people around us, and those within our sphere of influence. And those that Allah subhanho wa Taala has given us authority over so I'm
not saying you should have one without the other, both make up the human being. There's moments that require the fixed mindset and you and I focusing on results, focusing on result and the result not happening is clear indication that the effort was not good enough. There's moments when we have to focus on the fixed mindset. However, from the outset, in most cases, we should have the growth mindset policy, right? The growth mindset policy making sure we look at effort that even if even if our child gets 100%, but they fluked it, the effort was poor, they never studied well enough. They didn't sleep on time.
Right? They didn't adhere to the timetable well enough. But they flew to they got an A plus, the growth mindset maintains that we congratulate them on the A plus but we don't leave them to be, we have to tell them your effort was poor. And we have to fix the flaws in
If you only work on the fixed mindset, and then they they produce the result, somehow the result came about you will turn a blind eye to the flaws in the process.
And that's not good. That's not good. Because there's only so many times you can fluke something. Right? There's only so many times you can fluke it. process has to be good even in your organization, even in your in the workplace, even if you're a team leader, even if your alliance manager right ensure the effort is good and acceptable and excellent. And the result as well is excellent you can join between the two Alhamdulillah. But sometimes, sometimes the father of a law dictates that the result
is of a specific standard. But the effort was excellent and hamdulillah. As I said yesterday, your child could have studied throughout but on the day of the exam Something happened they forgot they had a sleepless night. They were not too well. They panicked exam stress so on and so forth caused them to not read the question properly. It's happened it's happened many years student goes into
The exams of Panama, they come out, they come out and come to the lab Ace the exam. And then when the students discuss between each other, what did you answer here? And what did you answer the what happens? Why were you writing the rounds in the first place? That question was in there is of course it was they open up the exam paper look, and then you will regret la quwata, illa Billah? That I didn't know the answer. I misunderstood the question. It happens. It doesn't mean there's no no, this person doesn't have him. So you got to be blessed. And we treat him as if he's been great.
And you know, what B plus really means.
It's how we look at things, isn't it? How we look at things?
We plus is always bad. This means be positive. Right? Have a good outlook at life.
Fair, fair. You get the point I'm trying to say. So I wanted to qualify my statement because I think many of us wrote in yesterday. And you felt that this last point that we shared related to you a lot of people spoke to me a lot of people wrote in it's it's a panela. As parents, as organizational leaders, as line managers, this point struck enough. And Allah subhanho wa Taala is deserving of all praise, because it is Allah subhanho wa Taala who inspires what is taught Allah American hemp? Can I embody Jelani? What are the muscles bionic legs? Alhamdulillah terrova. Allah can have either of it, while I can help by the river. Just before that lesson, my dear brothers and sisters, we discussed
one lesson that we gain moving on from Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam, becoming a messenger and that is how Allah commanded him to do that way in secret, right? And we said that that was done to giants like Khadija rhodiola. Like Abu Bakar, Abu Bakar, who then exacerbated the dour and brought into this was a means was a means of the guidance of five people who are given glad tidings of Jenga while they were alive. And one lesson to be learned from that. Firstly, firstly,
if we if we stretch the scenario a little bit Firstly, in our data, we should target the people of influence. Right, because when they tip, people will follow. Secondly, target people who are the best of who become the best editor of the law the best.
They will not just take the hour, but they will take it and run with it. They will not just take your idea. You have a team meeting, everyone's brainstorming ideas are put on the table. But you have people in your team. They will not just listen to the idea, but they will grow the idea. You don't have to push them they themselves will move forward. Right. Abubakar himself. He has he took guidance from Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam but five people and then freeing all the slaves as we will come to see when we when we move into the phase of our opening up initiative.
active and proactive, self motivated. target these people, they exacerbate your efforts. This is what we discussed yesterday. One thing I didn't say and should have said is that having or targeting these people who are active and proactive and have having self initiative. This is fun. This is good. But you know what's more fun?
You know what's better,
growing the people within your sphere of influence to be those people.
Your wife, your husband, your children, nurturing them, nurturing them, so they become people who are also active, proactive. The people who have within them initiative, you don't have to tell them move some people to Panama if you don't say move there just be stuck. They wait for you. It's like you have to pull strings.
But like Muppets, no initiative, everything. They wait for direction. If you travel, your phone is not available. That task doesn't move. This is not correct. Please have motivated nobody has to tell you listen. Yesterday we did it like this The day before yesterday. We did it like this The day before yesterday we did it like this. Why today?
Are you not doing it? You waiting for
your superior to tell you let's do this before you realize is a pattern. The person who's who has initiative. This is the Muslim way. This is what Islam does. Right. This is what Islam does. And I told you the other day how we are the best and why we are the best. Right? So what's even better is you're nurturing self initiative in your children. You're nurturing self initiative in your spouse.
Making them that that's even more fun. That's even more fun than that. Because why? You see you witness your efforts and you see the fruits of your efforts makes it all the more worthwhile. And this is the Islamic narrative and the Islamic discourse May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us those people that inspire greatness in others, for this is a member of Rasulullah salallahu alayhi wasallam we inspire greatness in others we are inspired and we inspire greatness in others we are ignited and we ignite the Ummah one heart at a time. This is what the Mohammed Salah while he was does. Yesterday, we asked each other to benchmark ourselves against some of the ideals that were
cited. Let's benchmark ourselves against this idea how many of us are ignited and how many of us are a means of igniting the home of Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam one heart at a time, as was the way of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam igniting people one heart at a time ignited Khadija obioma her and her she said the Shahada igniting Abu Bakr radi Allahu Allah. He said the Shahada, igniting it even Abu Dhabi. He said the Shahada ignite executive and haritha rhodiola when he said the Shahada, igniting the Ummah, one heart at a time.
Benchmark yourself, ask yourself,
what will the world miss the day I die?
Will I be missed?
You got to ask yourself, I'm not saying we won't need global ambitions. You can have local ambitions can have specific ambitions I was greeted as differently. But know what you're supposed to be doing. know which world you want to create. The world you want to see when you are on your deathbed.
No matter how big or how small it is, no it no it, understand what the world will miss the day you pass away. understand the value that you want to bring to this world. You have to you're a member of the Omar Mohammed bin Abdullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you're not just anybody, you are somebody you are not born to be seen. You are born to see, this is who we are brothers and sisters. This is who we are.
We have to ask ourselves, these pertinent questions. Now that we're in secret, as I said yesterday, happened for many years, three years, three whole years. Remember, we said we learned patience in our as well. Many times people say I'm trying to invite my parents to Islam. It's not happening, trying to invite my neighbor, or trying to invite my friend one month, two months, we give up three years that was done in secret. This was the commander of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Nobody knows anything, speak to people within your sphere, those who think alike, those who will be supporters, those who will respect the need to keep this matter a secret that are spread for three entire years.
You got to understand this brothers and sisters.
And this brings back the point we said yesterday that Rome was not built in a day, burn in or burn out. Rome was not built in a day who who Google that? Somebody?
Some of us
right? Listen to that token, we took many lessons even our own application in our and our own application becoming pious even when memorizing the Quran
says no, but show slowly but surely, the hour in secret happened for three years. And then Allah subhanho wa Taala after that, with Divine Wisdom, commanded Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to make his dour, open and apparent.
No more going to one person, a specific person. That's it to all of the Quraysh specifically, and the entire globe generates. Allah commanded Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. But as we said yesterday, it was a dual pronged approach, open the hour, had to start without him sallallahu alayhi wasallam releasing the identity of those who accepted Islam in the first three years.
Open the quo, but don't make manifests. Don't make manifest. Those who are behind you don't make manifest the momentum you have created during the past three years. It's in your best interest. We have to look after that momentum management skills, wildlife management skills. I'm looking at the heads here. They're nodding their heads. Allah it's true. Sometimes Allah we just managed to get our team on track. And then we we come with one colossal decision and we break them in time.
overburden them. Sometimes it's Do you still need to wait your patient for three years gaining momentum? You have this need
to expand, you have this need to explode make your efforts worldwide. Go full out with the marketing. Shocking, all right.
But you still have to be patient. Why? If I go full out this momentum that I spent three years building is going to collapse. Just like you're knocking a door. Imagine yourself. Imagine a door from the bottom of the ground to the to the top of the ceiling. How massive is that door? knocking it for three years knocking, knocking, knocking, knocking, knocking, knocking, knocking, knocking, knocking, and slowly but surely this door is opening slowly but surely, slowly but surely slow. There's a little, there's a little gap now. Now you can see light after three years, you can just see a light
because the doors opened. And then what do you do? You act in haste and the door shuts on you back.
That's three years effort down the drain. Sometimes this happens, we spend months building our team. And then what happens?
We act one decision in haste. And team members are running away. We've lost the best people.
And we back to square one.
Right? So Allah subhanho wa Taala cause the dour to be to become open. Firstly, without revealing the names of those that came to Islam, during the period of secrecy, or that are in secret Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam first that be my tomorrow.
I was subhanho wa Taala. Allah commanded him to
declare that which he was commanded to and turn away from the polytheists no more tiptoeing around them. Time for tiptoeing has stopped, which teaches us that even in this century in our data in terms of us nurturing the oma sometimes we have to tiptoe around people. Sometimes we have to
we just have to tiptoe. You have to manage people, it's unhealthy. But you have to walk in you do. You have to tiptoe around them. To avoid conflict
is unhealthy to have conflict in your organization.
It's not healthy to have conflict in your data. Imagine you do your data in a way that's not conducive. And you stop from being together. What's better, there are slowly but surely, you know that are at all. We know the challenges we face today. We know and brothers and sisters as a footnote, something I think yesterday I forgot to throw in the footnote shows up. I was not well, we have a shower.
As a footnote, as a footnote, you and I both know how speaking dour is difficult today,
you ended up becoming a person highlighted even though you said nothing but good but because it was the hour you have to be highlighted.
But all is not lost. Because actions speak louder than words your work can be through good character. Good Practice good trade. Good speech. smiling.
Actions speak louder than words who was telling me the other day something is faster than the speed of something who has that? anyone in the audience here you're not here he's not here today?
Was it the speed of
the speed of light is faster than the speed of sound? The speed of light is faster than the speed of sound that's why people see before they hear
it's a good point tweeted
the speed of light is faster than the speed of sound. So people see before they hear people see you before you speak to their brothers and sisters.
They see you they see you with your beard and your elbow above your ankles and immediately they they they become apprehensive because of what the world has told them but then you offer them
a glittery smile
Firstly, you got rewarded it's a saga there are through smiling.
And you removed you cracked the false perception
but now Subhanallah today you want to see brothers they have the beard soap above the Mashallah above the ankles, and they're looking very serious. You know
Subhanallah somebody and now general public they coming up with names you know, Dr busters, haram police, and even this we don't agree with when they tell me I tell them this is wrong and disrespectful. But they tell me what should we do. This is how we see the people that these
Who we see as people who are who are in it and they want to create change this out, they approach you in a scary way they walk in the masjid Subhanallah as if there's some big hammer behind their back and you're going to get knocked for six months.
You're Australians you know what cricket is?
That was a la la vida and we will see some Allahu alayhi wa sallam how he was, and how he was when he was being harmed. Subhana Allah, not when does it when he was being harmed, we will come to see with the lighter, right? So people see you before they hear you. Do Darwin your actions because Islam went to Indonesia through
good trade, through honesty, through trustworthiness. This is how Islam got into Indonesia.
we defaulting on payments, our checks are bouncing.
We lining up for Riba deals.
We flouting the commands of Allah subhanho wa Taala and the student of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in action in action. Then when somebody speaks and says this is wrong, there are Muslims say what are you talking about? What are you talking about is the Muslims who are lining up for the balance is the Muslims who want the children to stay at school and play sports. Instead of attending the afternoon madrasa
is the Muslims who are doing this, what are you talking about? It's the Muslims who
don't want the niqab.
This is what I've heard brothers and sisters,
from people who work in offices that deal with policy and policymaking.
There are one and there's Muslims who are actively vocally trying to protect the sanctity of the niqab and the right for the Muslim Ummah to aid but in inaction, we're hearing from these same offices that were taking our grievances to that bridge, the Muslims who are saying that you don't need it, how many Muslims walk in here without the niqab?
And they're not even knowledgeable of the deen. But those people who work without walking without the niqab, a person who doesn't know about Islam is gonna ask, aren't you supposed to be a niqab? What is no, you don't have to. So a person who doesn't know about Islam has learned from a person who doesn't know about Islam, something, which
is probably not the ideal. We're not having a discussion with the niqab is widely, but not Yes, the arguments are strong on both sides. But no doubt all the scholars agree it's better.
And that's a different discussion. Because when you go about things that you don't have to you, you have taken away from the sanctity of the discussion, that is not a full discussion.
So the Muslims inaction are causing harm to Islam. Voila.
Hola. Hola. Mr. How can we be the means of Islam downfall, where we are the ambassadors of Islam, brothers and sisters. We need to fix these things. Right? That's why I said yesterday, invite to Allah, even if it's one thing, but you know it, and you know that you know it. Don't wait for a scholar. You don't have to wait for a scholar. But make sure you know, and you know it, if you know and you know that you know, invite to it. Right. This is how we have maximum potential in terms of down on the ground, where everybody's understanding that they have a duty to ally this Rasul sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and we will be asked Walter coming Come on, man.
Yeah, Jonah in a higher
way, and how
will our economy move?
This one is deduced from this ayah
there's two opinions from the same ayah some scholars say we deduce from this ayah that Tao is compulsory upon every head, every Muslim head, meaning everybody and some deduce from it that it's part of the Keifa ofera al Keifa. He means meaning it's a communal obligation.
If some people in the community do it, it lifts the obligation of the other. But all agree, all agree again, let's not go into the deep fake discussion, all agree that it's better to do it. Even those who say it's a communal obligation, it's better for everyone to do it. Why do we want to be upon that which is lesser than what is better? Why?
Even if we just keep the discussion on a common, let's be amicable. Right? And let's talk common sense. What's better to do the less you have to do the better to do the better.
May Allah grant is the understanding. Allah subhanho wa Taala commanded His prophet to take the Dow
openly saying first that the magic Maru mushrikeen. Right, declare that which you have commanded to La ilaha illAllah la Abu Dhabi happened in LA This is the meaning of La ilaha illa Allah, some people translated as there is no god but God, this is not a correct translation is not an entirely correct translation. The correct translation is, there is no one worthy of worship besides one of LA. That's what la Abu Dhabi happened in LA. Because the Quran Shiva attribute in Gods they were making Gods by day and making Gods by night with different materials. But we say there is no god worthy of worship. Besides one Allah, this is telling them that you only worship one luxury Keller,
no partners until subhanho wa Taala. So Allah said take the message of the heat and turn away from the polytheist no more typically, the time for tiptoeing is stopped, right? relevance has been created in the way that it was intended. credibility is there, it's time to move on to phase two. Now take it openly. How How was the reaction? taken?
Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah, this is the beauty of the Sharia. This is a lesson for kashira What's the lesson? There's nothing in the Sharia there is a command except that we taught how
and we understand the wisdom from it. This is very important brothers and sisters in education, especially us parents, parents, parents, Mashallah parents know how to command army generals, parents are do this. Don't do that. Sit there, stand up, eat your food, don't play in the sun, wear your hat. Go to sleep.
commanding parents can do similar to the masters of
the words of commanding and prohibition. But how many times do we explain the command?
How many times do we nurture the child? We talk about nurturing them? How many times do we explain the command?
How many times? How many times do we teach them how to
concentrate? How many times have we heard that? I don't know how to concentrate?
Even in your data,
it's important to focus on the what.
But after you get through with the what there's something called the how
badly I was telling you about the Tao of naseeha it's important that our but it's not ideal, that we're gonna see a 45 minute talk somebody comes to talk to you, what are they gonna teach you
teach you the same thing that's always being said. Because if you want to do it properly, you need about three hours. I was asked to do
a talk on Hulu. And I said I can't I can't do it. I need a workshop and in three hours why
shift so and so does it in this time shift. So So does it this time since
they have created the platform for us now to discuss how they have discussed what the issue is how. And the reason why we know that why the How is important is how many people know that they should have consumed Salah, but they still don't have to show himself how many people I'm trying to concentrate, how do I concentrate? I know I should concentrate the what is clear, how do I concentrate? Right? There's physical means and metaphysical means the metaphysical means we should have good will do come to the machine in a amicable manner in a slow manner in a cautious manner. Observe the Salawat before the Fariba and the Salawat after utilize the time for de and so on and so
forth. But there's a physical element needed as well so that you can concentrate from your solid eight Yahushua which is knowing how to focus
how do how do we focus this goes to your brain and the front part of the brain, a part known as the PFC, the pre frontal cortex is not the discussion today.
But it needs to be discussed. Otherwise we will not give people substantial information on how to focus in Surah.
Allah subhanho wa Taala covanta Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam take the door open the command. But Allah tells him how to start with the closest sphere of influence to you and then work your work your way outwards. Start with the closest ones charity begins at home.
How and the wisdoms behind it we understand. We deducing the right now for each other, right through pondering the say, the subject and the science deducing lessons from this era. And as I said, and I'll say it again
With a drop what's left out is much more.
Allah told him how. So we learned the lesson whenever we instruct somebody tell them how. And let me add to that. Also tell them why it's important. Don't blame the son. Because you see my little boy, my little girl, you know the saying there's a hole in the ozone layer.
Right? There's UV rays, you know, it's, it's harmful when you're hacked. Why? So it's blocked. You block the sun from directly touching your skin. Tell them why, what's wrong? What's wrong?
Don't drink Coke. Tell them why.
If you don't tell them why you know what's gonna happen.
When the cat's away,
the mice will play. Not that your cats as parents here are meaning when you're not there. They want to know why they have an inquisitive mind. So they're going to experiment. That's what's going to happen. Mommy's not here, Daddy's not here. Let me experiment let me sip a coke and see. See Wow, it's so sweet. Why don't they want me to drink coke?
Every time they're not here, I'm going to have my dogs why you did not educate them.
Tell them why. Now, we will look at the different durations. We see that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam are different durations show how Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam answered Allah subhanahu Chandler's command for
some duration say
that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam announced and said oh Quraysh asked from me money in any matter of this dunya that you wish but understand that I cannot save you from the Hellfire
and some duration say that he said to different tribes save yourself from the Hellfire while announcing the name of each tribe.
Oh, buddy, so and so.
Oh, buddy, so and so. Oh bunny. So So
save yourself from the hellfire. Save yourself from the Hellfire save yourself from the Hellfire calling out to
stage by stage
some duration say like in Sahil Buhari, that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam ascended mount Safa.
And it he said that when people had announcements, they would go here, they would ascend the mountain and announce
and the scholars deduce from this the permissibility of culture as long as he doesn't contradict the Sharia, Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam practice what they used to practice. So he ascended the mountain, he had a message for them.
This is what they used to do. So we learn from this that culture is acceptable, as long as it does not contradict the Sharia. This these three principles brothers and sisters, you must understand these are important to sue the Judas predict methodology principles and philosophies Sherry as
well as the fishery
well as bluefish, Sherry it Aloo. From the outset, the laws of the Sharia apply to everybody. Nobody can say no, my culture is exempt from the laws of the Sharia. No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. It applies to everybody. Even Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam unless we have evidence that there's some command and it's specific to him,
like him being allowed to marry without the need of a wedding. Because he's the Rasul Allah, meaning
he has a greater precedence than the rest of the believers. So Allahu Allah, he was
asked before Shariati and Oh, the next principle, an absolute fishery it has to boot from the outset.
The laws of the Sharia are settled and established.
They're not going to be abrogated. Nobody can say no, no, no, no, no, no, hold on, hold on, hold on. Yeah, that law was there. But now it's abrogated. So my cultural practice I can do it now. Absolutely not.
It's not abrogate is not abrogated. It's not canceled out. It's it's still there.
And the last one, we'll ask the fishery at IU or from the outset the laws of Sharia in effect.
It's not that they like yesterday.
We set the cameras already we waiting to push the start button. It's not that the setting is there. And we're just waiting for something to happen.
For the load to come into effect from the outset, the lawyer is active. If the situation comes about that this law deals with,
then that situation has a law specific to it. Is that clear? Right, so nobody can exempt themselves from any law of the Sharia. Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters, with culture, our Sharia does not cancel out all of our culture. It only tells us to leave that which goes against what the Sherry says. Because remember,
Islam is about you and I, living in this world the way Allah subhanho wa Taala wants us to live in this world.
That is Islam.
submitting to the will, of who? Allah subhanho wa Taala is this lab, not culture, not peer pressure, not public opinion, to the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that suffer
and it says he did this when Allah revealed and warn your closest
He ascended Safa and he yelled out to the people Oh, by the fear, oh, by the ID.
Right. These were from the erotica lockerby from that which Allah subhanho wa Taala commanded him.
In the Iowa erotica carabin he was addressing the various tribes of the Quran.
And they assembled this is what they will do. Somebody has an announcement, they assemble or they would get representatives of the tribes to assemble.
And they inquired What's up? What's up?
What's up with WhatsApp?
Basically, they came to inquire what is the announcement? What is the announcement? So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
said, suppose I told you that there was an army in the valley intending to attack
an evil army.
A well equipped army.
they intend to attack? Would you believe me? They said yes, of course, we will believe you. We have not found you telling anything other than the truth. Remember five years before when he saved bloodshed by coming up with the solution with the headdress what he had relevance. Of course we listen to you. Listen to the brothers and sisters listen to human nature. This is human nature.
how sincere people are you know when it suits you.
We listen and we follow suits me that that works with me when the test of how sincere a person's belief in you is or that the test of it happens when you say something that is not conducive to the ideology.
Now we see the friendship is test. The kinship is tested. Right The friendship is tested, the friendship, the the kingship is tested.
The relation is tested. This is where it's tested. He said to them sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
I am awarded to you in the face of terrible doom and harm was what is that?
So speaks of Buddha.
And he says May you be ruined all day?
Is it for this purpose? you've gathered us
for this purpose you've gathered us
and Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed May the heads of Abu lahab be ruined and ruined is he his wealth will not avail him or that which he gained the best yada Abdullah heavy water man
Right, this was revealed and this is this is in Sahih al Bukhari and Sahih Muslim and I explain to you what Sahil Bukhari and Muslim means by him. Let's take the lessons that are is now open. How to the closest sphere of influence and then work your way outwards. Right? It's open What do we learn from this? Firstly, what do we learn?
What is what is screaming at us? What lesson is screaming at us when we study this narration in the psyche and look at Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam and what he did
heat comes before everything else. When you start this tower, you start with the heat. When you land this tower, you start with the heat. If the heat stands, your other actions will stay.
You need to be solid with La ilaha illAllah. Muhammad Rasul Allah, you have to know when certain practices of the communities that you are in is not conducive in terms of the Islamic narrative. Remember the touchwood? Remember the fingers crossed, people say they don't even know where is the towhee born Muslims.
We need to discuss Toshi.
We need more football Santoshi.
We need more lessons on Toshi. People think that they know but they don't know brothers and sisters.
And yes, whenever you ask for public opinion, what talk should we have? What lessons should we have? What workshops? should we have? Marriage workshop?
upbringing children workshop?
You should do a to heat workshop. Because you know what brothers and sisters, a lot of times people don't know what they want.
They don't know what they want. Until they see it. When they see this panel. I needed this. This is what I wanted.
A lot of times, we are all guilty of this, right? We're all guilty of this.
We know this even different things even in different tastes that we have. You know, sometimes we don't know what we want. But somebody has to say Listen, this is what you want. Just trust me. This is what you want. When you see it, you say so Pamela Yes, exactly. That was what I wanted. Right? So start with the heat. Secondly, charity begins at home. We learned this how many times in this era, this is established, inequality established Muslim policy, let's call it that charity begins at home
with sought out the interior first,
before the exterior.
And you know what? You'll be greater when you move on to the exterior, because of the experience gained with the interior. And you know what? The interior forgives your mistakes far quicker than the exterior. Trust me even students have knowledge I tell my young brothers and sisters Don't rush. Don't rush. You don't have to start writing big articles and opening blogs. Wait, you write it publish it. I will become a law
of the Hara.
He was telling us
the importance of writing he's writing everything and write it properly. Treat it as a thesis as research paper. Anything you researching? Don't just read it once you read it, write it.
This is good advice. I say this to my brothers and sisters as well. shabu Karima who there have been a lot, another senior scholar in the oma today. What is advice? Don't rush to publish. Don't rush to speak. Don't rush to speak. The owner is not like the owner of before the owner that was with him and Malik. When you tell the Omar family law attorney, I don't know. Mr. Malik, somebody came to him and asked him so many questions, you only answered a handful. And for the vast majority, he said, I don't know.
I forget the exact numbers are forgotten. So I will not attempt to mention the number so as not to take away from the narration when they say if you add to something you subtract from it, so we don't have to do that. Right. We don't have to do that. But the story is a group came from far to ask him how many 10s of questions he didn't even answer 10
he answered a few and for the rest he said I agree. I don't know.
If people say to my man he doesn't know Mr. Maliki map of the oma. He doesn't know he said yes. And walk into the market presence Mr. Malik doesn't know did that take away anything from him and Malik No, Guru him today Try. Try telling people that are driven by the car that she doesn't know.
They don't understand. This is not the home man This woman is there's a lot of nurturing that's needed. There's a lot of nurturing that's needed.
Right? You open some of the greatest books that have been written books written by people who I call giants giants that you and I as students of knowledge, we try to walk away on their shoulders.
You know what they write this in the beginning of the books. This is the work of a poor slave of Allah ludic. See,
full of mistakes full of weaknesses. A person who lacks in
this is what he writes at the beginning of his book, right and what is this called?
During the open this book Mashallah they were even more ready to read it today. So Pamela, this guy saying he doesn't know anything at the beginning of his book, why should we read it, you haven't put the book away. This is the state of the oma.
Which is why I push the agenda naseeha talks are important, but just how much? How much
it's better for you to study the film.
That gives you the naseeha everyday without a person coming to give it to you.
the foundation, not that panacea is not really. But remember, there's one thing to pluck at the leaves of the tree. And there's one thing to work at its roots.
What is most sustainable
to spray every leaf or to kill the fungus from the bottom? Once you hit it from the bottom, all the leaves will be okay.
Right or wrong? Will not grant us the understanding. Right?
The next lesson we learn Allah subhanho wa Taala Centro de la sala, he will send him with what first that? First that this? This verb is powerful. This command is powerful.
It's not that Allah subhanho wa Taala is saying propagate? No, it's Allah subhanho wa Taala saying propagate, powerful, propagate with strong belief without doubting yourself propagate, putting your trust in Allah propagate, knowing that this is the hack. This is the meaning of us that
this is the meaning of first.
What do we learn from this? that we need to also be solid in our belief and in our data? We're not being apologetic all the time. today. So Pamela, we becoming apologetic? We feel like we have to find every excuse for every misconception that a person who wants to find problems with Islam has, we have to beat it and twist it and now speak it as it is.
That's where the guidance is.
If a person has a problem with what Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did to his marriage, to eyeshadow, their loved one, and so on, so forth. What's that got to do with us? And now, we will make we become so apologetic in our explanation as if we say
why, why did this happen? Now we have to defend, you know? No, my dear brothers and sisters.
You don't defend Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam from a platform of weakness, you defend himself Allahu alayhi wa sallam from a platform of honor.
And there is a while as well as 1212 will allow you not to not be weakened and saddened. You are on the greater platform. He was universal. He was seldom, he never did it from himself. He was acting from Allah subhanho wa Taala. What are you trying to be apologetic? For? Did he do it? Yes, he did it. Was it wrong? No, it wasn't it. The person says it was it that's your problem.
Doesn't mean there was a problem with the nevison Allahu alayhi wa sallam. So problem with you.
And then explain it to them from a platform of strength. Remember, the other day I said, Not everything can be answered.
Immediately after being questioned. The certain questions that anonymous to finding out about Islam wants to ask
that for us to answer properly, we need to take them behind closed doors, and sit with them for a couple of hours to three hours, give them the necessary introduction.
understand where this came about from and how
if they're going to ask you a question based on the 21st century,
and how immature females are. And even males at this century. And the way we brought up nobody who's brought up now at four years old as shepherds who
who lives without air conditioning today.
Just take that, for example.
Right? So different. You got to sit down and give people the necessary introduction. That was the time and this is a time, just like how prophets before lived for 1000 years, 950 years, hundreds of years. Ibrahim Alayhi Salam is married at 90 and his house at 100 according to some of the scholars of Tafseer, who does that today.
Who does that today times change? Give the necessary introduction explained context when they are on the right context, not on the 21st century context. Now you can answer the question and they can relate to it.
Problem is to panela we don't really ponder of how to get points across to people. So you sitting in a public forum, they start asking you about the ruling of a person leaving Islam.
What do you want to do now you become apologetic, you start giving the wrong picture of Islam, instead of explaining it properly. And for you to do it properly, you gotta say, No, we need to take this offline. And we need to set a few hours together. Because you asking it based on a particular understanding a particular civilization as a civilizations, protocols, right?
You need to understand it based on
this reason, and that reason and that reason,
the Islamic penalty for stealing for Xena and so on and so forth. Add context to it before you answer the question. Because nine times out of 10, if not 10, if you do not add context, you're going to waste your time he's going to waste his time and what you're going to do, you might be in a public forum, and you're going to confuse the people. That's what's going to happen. You're going to misrepresent Islam, you're going to misrepresent Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam say Allah says, been Hekmati, invite to the word of Allah with wisdom, know when to speak, when to remain silent, how to speak, when to answer, how to answer, you will be rewarded for plotting and thinking
and planning and sketching. Allah will reward you because it's the bed that you want to look after the sanctity of the Sharia, the sanctity of Islam.
Today Subhanallah it's all a big mess. Why? Because everybody's talking about Islamic things how they want when they want in the media chooses what they want to push out, and we'll come to that inshallah. So we learned from first that, that the dude is Dara, not from a platform of weakness, do it from a platform of strength.
We also learn brothers and sisters, what we discussed earlier, and that is the son of Allah, a universal law, that anyone who intends there they will have enemies Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam spoke just a few words and a Buddha Bodhisattva
cursed him and insulted him immediately. Opposition starts
people close to him.
Abu lahab wasn't some nobody.
And Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was not a nobody to him, either. But look how powerful his words were words that demanded revelation.
Because that's how long he was. But look at the opposition that starts. Again, I said, this is where we test the reality of our relationship.
Now, when we always agree, relationships are understood when we disagree. Remember I said the other day, it doesn't mean if the minds differ that the hearts should differ. Remember that? This is where we test relationship.
We test character.
This is what we do it it's panela. You know what? I love you for the sake of Allah, we're not compatible.
I respect you. I don't agree with this view. But I respect you.
That is where we judge the strength of relationships.
That is where we judge it. Look at this. What was the relationship blood and bond and so on and so forth. But look,
look at the statement, revelation came down because of it. Right? We also had my dear brothers and sisters from this incident that are becoming open and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam going on Safa that this message is not from Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam is from Allah subhanho wa Taala
is not some tribal message is not from his father. It's not from his grandfather. It's not from his uncle, his own people are fighting him starting with Abu lahab.
If it was from his tribe,
from the ways of the Kurdish would would that statement be needed? No. The fact that he received operation from the first hour shows us this message is not a for quraishi message. So it's not a quote unquote Middle Eastern message. It's a divine message from Allah subhanho wa Taala. We'll end this
Let's look at what happened after Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam makes this announcement. He wrote the courage did they turned a blind eye.
That's it. You know what? MCI is known for? People coming in announcing things. He's made his announcement. It will die out. It's a bubble. You know, it's a bubble that will pop.
Right? They thought it will fizzle out.
But Indeed Allah subhanho wa Taala. As command is above everything. The message remained as
Not only remained started spreading, started spreading children were accepting the message. So now in one home you had a father upon one deed and a child upon another deed.
The slave boys were accepting it.
Certain adults were accepting it, it wasn't fizzling out.
And what do we learn from this brothers and sisters?
That we should not turn a blind eye when misguidance keeps nipped in the bud
don't allow it to spread.
learn this, I know this is a we twisting it a bit because I was the courage let it run. And we're supposed to run. Right, but we want to take the lesson, they turned a blind eye.
It was good for us that they turned a blind eye. But what we say is, let's just take the lesson about the evils of turning a blind eye sometimes, right? Sometimes you switch on the computer, you see your child
did something they shouldn't do what you do turn a blind eye. So one of sometimes somebody comes to you, your child, are you sure he went there, I'm pretty sure I saw your car that you turn a blind eye.
naive parents is what I call it. Now he's parent, the parent who says I can check up on my child that shows I don't trust my child. That's a sign of a good parent, I was
realizing just the opposite. You checking up on your child is a sign that you trust your child, you checking up on your child is a sign that you're a good parent, because you checking up on your child is a sign that you do not trust.
People You know, sometimes you just don't think properly. See common sense is not so common.
What is true is for you to just say how can you say that you think she doesn't speak to your job? You think he didn't speak to you?
It's your job to guide
like jacobellis. Allah guided his child said don't tell this dream to your brothers. nip it in the bud.
For they were brought against you not because the bad people but because a ban will make them he told him about shavon we discussed this in one of the early episodes.
In your team fitness starting in the workplace in the organization, nip it in the bud deal with it. Don't just let things run violated. You know, as I'm talking about, if you're a leader, you got to deal with it. Is your duty to keep the ship steady. There's a little crack in the boat, what do you leave it? No, you seal it, because it's only going to get bigger.
So we learned the importance of nipping things in the bud. Don't ever let situations prevail and make them and then they become bigger and bigger and bigger and then it becomes a catastrophe for you to handle. He needs more money he needs more resources to fix it. Remember the other day what we said? We said you measure twice cut once remember that right? This is due diligence due diligence also is in making sure that my firewall is sealed shavon can come through it. I've got a sealed firewall. My antivirus is up to date.
Right my firewall is up to date.
Your account is the understanding. I mean, I mean
now when the Quran saw that Subhana Allah we turned a blind eye big mistake messages spreading What did they do? They used a multi pronged approach. And this is what we're going to start today and finish off inshallah, tomorrow as we move on. Remember I said that I have resigned towards making the Macan period in two parts rather than one part. Let's spend time chatting to each other. We have the lab because we land in insha. Allah, right, quality is better than quantity.
They use the multi pronged approach. They said we got to deal with this. All right, how do we deal with it? This is you know what? The person who brought him up was a Bhupati. Let's go to him. Let's pressure let's squeeze him. If anyone can do it a boot camp. That was the first approach. So what happened?
They went to a boot party.
And they pressured him that look. You're not upon his way.
But he's insulting you. He's insulting your way. He's insulting what our grandfathers were upon. Are you going to allow this? Are you going to support this? But look how Allah subhanho wa Taala nurtured the data of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam by causing Abu Talib to have seen behera the monk before, who told him who this man was or who this boy will become right
Right and nurtured the relationship by inspiring Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to take an idea of the law and then bring him up in his house with a teacher of the law who helped us out.
Is there any reward for good except good? A Bhupati brought me up, let me help him with one of his children. He's not well to do. I have some capacity now. Right?
To cover inspired and nurtured Mohamad this relationship. Allah Buddha Abu Talib was one of the greatest supporters of this dalla Subhana Allah, there is a lot of wisdom that he didn't die as a Muslim.
That's why the year of Sorry, it's called the sorrow because it wasn't because hijo de la vida died only because he passed away in that year. A great supporter of our party resisted all pressure or pressure.
You what we learned from this be principles, be principles. If you know something is right, and your people come to you and push you and push you and push you to do something wrong be principles, Allah you could be the one man that allow an open grade goodness upon you.
You'll be the one man allowed open greatness upon you.
About the one person in the committee who was resisting
when I read this part, I thought about it, I thought about the story.
you need to be a principle person today we like people of principle brothers and sisters.
Everybody wants to sit on the fence. We want to make the right people happy and the wrong people happy when I say the wrong people. I mean, the people who are wrong in principle, you want to make these people happy and want to make these people happy.
You want to sit on the fence. And you know what it's not good for law. It's hard work to sit on the fence first defensive, uncomfortable to sit on right?
Not very comfortable seat.
It's hard work. Because you have to sin to sit on the fence. You have to be lying some way to keep these people happy with you and these people happy with you. It has to be how do you keep both parties happy with you?
Because you're telling these people what they want to hear and you're telling these people what they want to hear you know what this is hypocrisy.
hypocrisy May Allah protect us sitting on the fence sitting on the fence This is wrong. somebody does something wrong see brother I love you for the sake of Allah you my brother we go back you know we brother as you know.
But you know what? This is wrong.
You know, this is wrong.
And this person who I don't know he's right.
Even though you my friend, but he's right.
You know, the people who want to sit on the fence, you know they do so they want everyone to love them.
You know, the way to get the love of the people
is to gain the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala
because when Allah loves you, he calls to debrief and he tells gibreel that jabril I love this person love him.
And jabril descends the heavens and all the angels algebra Why did Allah tell you that he loved this person and he commanded me to love him. So I've loved him. And all the angels want to get involved. So they also love him. So what happens?
The sky is loving.
And what happens in the sky is overwhelming. It falls down to earth. So the love settles in the hearts of the people for you eventually might take longer,
but it will last forever. You sit on the fence people might love you today, but it won't last. You can only keep up appearances for so long. Remember this always my dear brothers and sisters, keeping up appearances hard work I've always said it's not a reminder in the future reminder. I'm saying it here again.
Keeping up appearances is hard work. You will get temporary love of the people. But soon you will be exposed and you will be the most hated person will not protect us. All right. So
be principled. Now we also learn from our Abu Talib supported Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. How we are allowed to
or how not Muslims can support this dour and can support Islam and can stand up for what's right. Did Abu Talib not do this? Of course he did. Of course he did.
And in and in reality today, non Muslims do even in huzar. Just the other day in the news, what would they say? There was clashes in Israel, between Jews who do not support what's happening
and choose to support it
All right. That's why again, this re consolidates are the messages throughout be just when you speak. Don't go on social media, these Jews, these Christians. Oh, and so would you like to say these Muslims? That's what they're doing now. And we say this is not you trying to judge us about the action of a few people the wrong that they do you painting the entire oma, are we happy we're not happy? Why do we do the same back? And then Subhanallah it gets worse the speech that we use when he hasn't been there?
How how Why do you want to be with people upon their values? Is the values of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam Machina for you? If you lose your values, who are you? We've said this before, you should maintain yourself, and we'll see how Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam maintained himself, right? So we should be just and we should acknowledge goodness, perpetrators, who are the perpetrators, they should be mentioned. But the innocent should not be included. This is from being just this is the way of Allah and this was his teaching to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam and Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he taught us. We also learned brothers and sisters, that
religion is based on evidence and facts and not emotion, not emotion.
We learn this evidence in fact, yes, I have emotion is what is saying about my forefathers. Isn't that emotional? It is. But you know what? I was told by wise people that this person is going to be a prophet. I have fact. I'm going to support him.
We learned this from Abu Abu Talib. You think he's not emotional that the way of Abdulmutallab is being is being quote unquote, disrespected as they said? Of course, he's feeling it. He's a human being is the way he died upon the way of Abu Talib. That's how sensitive he was to that way and soft he wants to that way. Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is begging him give me something, say the Kalam so I can. I can. I can. I can. You know look after your case in front of Allah the day of the AMA, and the people aren't able to live the way of your grant of your father and grandfather.
He was sensitive to it. Emotional to it. But fact is fact. And fact takes precedence over emotion understand this brothers and sisters.
There's too much emotion in the brain. Too much emotion. Nobody's studying, what Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam taught us how to deal with what's happening in Gaza.
How to deal with what's happening in Iraq and so on and so forth. Too much emotion people are just speaking anything out of emotion.
Creating misguidance Mr. Lovell Mr. propogation based on emotion is ignorance.
I warn you against it. And I warn you against those who speak from emotion. Yes, be emotional. But
give it a haircut.
Right give it a haircut, cut your emotion. Cut it, tweak it, make sure it's conducive to to facts and evidence to guidance. Turlock to Fie Kumar in Temasek to be heal and COVID Luba, the aberdare, kita. Baba, he wasn't ready. This is what Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,
he said, I've left with you two things. If you hold steadfast to them both you will never go astray. The Quran and the Sunnah. The sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, personally emotion, no public opinion, no peer pressure, no, the Quran and the student of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. That's why the dhammapada I said to you all, this is the time. This is the time when you go to a God fearing scholar and you say can you teach us what Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught us about fitna teach us about it. We need to be educated. We need to know because at the moment everybody's talking to us and we cannot see light from them.
This is where you go and become educated. Education lifts the fog be correct education. We Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the understanding brothers and sisters our time I suddenly come to an end inshallah, tomorrow when we come back, we will discuss the next approach of the kurush what is the first approach? They turned a blind eye? Secondly, when they saw it, it was spreading. They came with a multiple without with with with a multi plan, right? with a plan that had many facets. What was the first of those of what was the first element of that plan? To go to a boop boop I did that we did a winner fail. Fail. man of principle. Okay. Tomorrow when we come back inshallah, we will
discuss the next approach. I love you all for the sake of Allah does not allow Theron Norma subhanho wa Taala accept from us and make our cities our search for
to Qatar today is the 25th night correct. Another odd night YAHWAH Subhana. Allah bless us, we all know grant us all the goodness that this light has allowed us to protect us from all harm. Once again I love you all for the sake of Allah, everything correct settings from Allah subhanho wa Taala and he's perfect and any mistakes I found myself in share fun and I seek Allah subhanho wa Taala is forgiveness how there
are some Allahu wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi ultramarine Subhana Allah who will become the satanic Allahumma will become the Ganesha to Allah, Allah, Allah and Mr. Furukawa to Santa Monica wordsmith. Allahu wa barakato