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By the brothers and sisters in Islam, I greet you with the greetings of Islam Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
I welcome you all to season two, episode three of our series blast from the past Sierra in the 21st century hamdulillah. Yesterday, we discussed briefly a snippet from the seer of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And that was a snippet related to the Islam of Hamza Ravi Allah who I'm the uncle of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and his foster brother, because they both drank milk from Halima Sadie. And we also discussed important points from the Islam of oma when I say important points, I mean, important points for our gathering and our series, because as we have come to understand, we are looking at
relevance right from this era, in today's day and age. So we discussed those important points that we would like to deduce lessons from, and those lessons will be shared with one in all today, before beginning a question that was put across to me earlier, and Mashallah, some of us are following my tweets. Somebody asked and said that, in one tweet, I advised that we burn in and we do not burn out. And in another tweet, I said that no, two days in Ramadan should be the same. So the question is asking, how do we
reconcile between these two statements of yours, they seem to contradict each other. Basically, in the first week, I was talking about Ramadan, that look, you know, when we start Ramadan, sometimes at the beginning of Ramadan, what happens is everybody is charged up, it's Ramadan, right? We are going to do everything, we're going to read 20 character away, and we're going to read one whole juice every day. And we are going to do this and do that and do this and do that. And the first day of Ramadan comes in, we charged and we do everything Alhamdulillah. And the second day we manage, then what happens on the third day, it starts slowing down, we start burning out, because we've put
too much on our plate.
So that's what I meant when I said burn in don't burn out. Right? What you should do in Ramadan is slowly increase your worship, so that you don't go backwards. But throughout the month, you only go forwards. This is important, right? It's better to start with a quarter of a juice and end reading one whole juice than to start on the first day with the whole juice and towards the end of Ramadan. You're only reading a few pages of the Quran. Because you have burned out. It's like when you go to the gym, right? Slowly but surely you start slowly then you increase as the days go on, you run more you spend more time in the gym, as your muscles get stronger as your body climatized and so on and
so forth. Same thing for a man, slowly but surely, why alamelu bill Hatim actions are judged by their endings. So if your beginning is strong, but your ending is weak, then this is dangerous. But if your beginning is gradual, and your ending is strong, then glad tidings to you. We also have a tailor makers from amongst those freed from the Hellfire on the day of mean, and May Allah accept our Ramadan amine and our deeds. I mean, now what did I mean when I said no two days must be the same? Well, what I meant by that is what I've just said that we should gradually increase. If you read five lines of Quran today, don't make sure. I mean, ensure that tomorrow if you read five
lines, you read it with more concentration, not the same concentration of today. It should be a better application or tomorrow read six lines of the Quran. So this increase but a gradual increase. So there is no I pray that's clear. There is no
contradiction between my two tweets. Rather one is
complementing the other we are granted the understanding. I mean, and May Allah bless the questioner for asking the question
episode three lessons, lessons lessons. What do we learn from the Islam of the two giants we discussed yesterday robiola as you very well firstly, my dear brothers and sisters,
we learn the importance of maintaining who we are our values, we learn the importance of never suffering an identity crisis, identity crisis. Where do we learn this from? We learned this from the story related or related to the Islam of who Hamza what happened with Islam of Hamza we know that before armory but a sham which is the that's the real name of Abu jihad. When you have of us we probably don't know the real name of Abuja, hell, if there's a competition tomorrow. Now you'll know the answer to that. The real name of Abuja Hall is Ammar Ibn Hisham and with regards to this
person, apologies for that this person, we know that he struck Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And he insulted Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam remember we spoke about this yesterday. And that's why Hamza went and struck him.
So what is the Rasulullah? sallallahu alayhi wasallam do my dear brothers and sisters. What did we say? He never said a word. He never. Not only did he refrain from retaliating by action Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam never even retaliated verbally. He never said anything. Was he oppressed? Yes. Was a Pooja hella wrong. Yes. But this was the way of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. This was always his way. We know what's amazing, my dear brothers and sisters. And maybe this can be a master's thesis for somebody in the audience who might be studying at the Islamic International University of Malaysia, or any university here.
a master's thesis titled The Psychology of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam from the era of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. This would make an amazing master's thesis
to study the mindset of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and his character because you know what, my dear brothers and sisters, it was constant throughout the year. Constant
never ever will you find in the Sierra Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam forgetting who he is? Never ever. Never ever before he became a prophet. Never ever did you find him worshipping idols, or circumambulating the caravan naked? Never ever did you find him supporting the burying of baby girls alive? In fact, and I said this in in in series one
of blast from the past. Some reports say that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam performed Hajj before he became a prophet, because he was from the way of Ibrahim alayhis salam and the Quraysh on the day of arafah instead of standing on arafa they would stand on was dead. They would go stand on was Delica. Why? Because the Quran, this is who they were. They wanted to use their mind in front of Revelation. They said, You know what? How can we stand on our own when the day of RFA is a holy day, we are not part of the heroine. Mustafa is part of the hero. So we'll go standard was delivered.
But even though
the books that cite Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam having performed Hajj before he became a prophet, they say that he used to go himself and stand on
the sea constant. He never changed his values. He never had an identity crisis. Before he was a prophet. He knew he was a human being. You know what I'm saying? Today, in many parts of the world, we know Muslims exist everywhere. This this discussion is held identity crisis. Who are we? Who are we? Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam never had this. And I'm telling you, you can have a brilliant master's thesis on this topic.
If you look at him after he became a prophet, never once, never once. Did he retaliate verbally or physically to an ignorant person?
Excuse me brothers and sisters.
Now look at Abuja, you know what Abuja was called. He was called
the father of wisdom.
But he was rightfully named Abu jackin, the father of ignorance, because he was an ignorant, ignorant man. Right? And just you know regarding his name
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam, as I told you yesterday used to make dua, that Allah
strengthen Islam with the Islam of one of the two armors. Who did he mean? formidable kebab, and this armory when he shot.
So even though Abu Jihad
was attacking Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he was making drive for Allah, to strengthen Islam with the Islam of this matter. Amazing. Look at Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and there's a lesson in this and we will come to it as well. But for now, I want you to understand the importance of us in the 21st century and us never ever having an identity crisis. Look at Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in Medina, you know, someone might say,
Please forgive these coughs brothers and sisters. I'm actually recovering from a cold.
Someone might say, okay, in Makkah, Rasulullah was weak. The Muslims were weak. So that's why Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam never did anything. Okay, if that's your query, then let's look at Medina. Medina was the Muslims weaker, they're strong. They were strong.
Abdullah even obey even salute this, the head of the Buddha, the head of the hypocrites, the one who have Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam in the Muslim is greatly. He used to speak and insult the Muslims behind the Muslims back. And he accused our mother
of doing something she would never do. She's pure. He shook the he was the means of the home of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam shaking. Right? This Abdullah, the head of the hypocrites. What happened when he passed away Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
prepared the Genesis
and crave the Genesis. Even though Omar was going to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam and say oh prophet of Allah, you're gonna prey upon this person. This ayah was revealed about him and this ayah was revealed because of his mischief and that it was revealed about Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam is is telling armor. Stay back. Stay away. Let me continue. So, I mean, who taught armor This is Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the owner is reading the iron back to Allah Salama. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam no identity crisis. He was a merciful man.
He was a merciful man.
And it is reported that he said because Allah revealed that if you ask Allah to forgive them 70 times, Allah would forgive them. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, If I knew that Allah would have forgiven them, if I asked him to forgive them 71 times I would have asked Allah to forgive them 71 times. Look at this, no identity crisis. You You are not one person when you poor, and you are another person when you reach. You are one person when you're a boss. And you are you in charge of the people. You're another person when you are underneath an employee, an employer, for example, know Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was always who he was, when Islam was weak when
Islam was strong, before he became a prophet after he became a prophet. And as Eben Malik rhodiola, who says, I was in the service of Muhammad Sallallahu, Alayhi, wasallam for 10 years. And has he been manic used to? He used to be you know, he said, he was a helper to Allah and he was selling them. He says, for 10 years, I used to help him. And not one day, did he ever tell me why did you do this? And when I did something, when he when I did something wrong, and not one day, did he tell me? Why didn't you do this ns when he forgot to do something, so constant, constant. And this is amazing with the messengers of Allah subhanho wa Taala and the MBR. And he was salatu salam. You know, just
last weekend I was teaching surah Yusuf in in Birmingham in the UK, we went through the whole surah amazingly, Yusuf alayhi salam, from beginning of the story to the end of the story. We're talking about 50 years, everyone is saying, we know nothing about this person, but goodness.
From beginning of the story till the end of the story, he loses one son, he says, For sovereign Jimmy, I will exercise a beautiful patience. He loses a second son, he loses a third son. And he says the same thing again, for suburban Chevy to Panama. The difficulty got harder and more harder and more harder. And now he's he's
much older, he's 50 years older than when he lost use of it his salary. But he's still saying for civilian Jimmy, remember we said, we don't want to tell stories we want to analyze? What do we learn from Rasulullah, sallAllahu, alayhi wasallam not retaliating, we learn the importance of never having an identity crisis, always being who you are all the time. Never change your values. Never. You know, somebody insults you don't insult them back. Allah subhanho wa Taala says about the rebel man, the servants of Iraq, man, what does he say about them? That when the ignorant people when the ignorant people, put them down and insult them and speak against them and and are rude with them?
Meaning the response is like Rasulullah, sallAllahu, alayhi wasallam a peaceful response. They do not allow other people to dictate who they are.
They never allow other people to walk in their head with their dirty feet. This is a very important statement. It's not my statement.
Right? It was It is reported to be a statement of Gandhi. Right? He said, Never allow people to walk in your head with their dirty feet. This is a very good statement. It shouldn't be that somebody doesn't greet you. So you say no, I won't greet him.
You came from
they didn't visit you say well, he didn't visit me when I came. Why should I visit him?
He comes. Let's open the envelope. How much? You know if he gives our child money for how much did he give 50. Let's give 50
tit for tat. Right. Sometimes a Muslim brother and his daughter gets married. And he didn't invite us. We we didn't get invited. We say wait.
I have five daughters.
I have five daughters. He has one I have five. He didn't invite me once. I won't invite him five times.
Me Allah subhanho wa Taala Kratos understanding. So this is the lesson My dear brothers and sisters and you know what we might even spend tomorrow talking about the lessons from the Islam of Ramadan, the Islam of Hamza, this is just lesson number one was lesson number one, we learned the importance of maintaining our values and never letting other people dictate who we are, and dictate our reaction. In a nutshell, we should never suffer an identity crisis we should learn from Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
What is the next lesson My dear brothers and sisters
accept responsibility for your actions? Never be people who do things and you do not accept responsibility for what you do. You try to sideline the blame. You try and push it to somebody else. Where do we learn this from? We learned this from Abuja. Remember yesterday we said he was a bad man. But even in bad people, sometimes there's good qualities you can learn. Sometimes there's good qualities. Look at Japan, Japan is very bad. But he taught us he taught us the lesson of is that if you decide ayatul kursi you are protected from Japan. What is the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam say, if my memory serves me, right, this was to Abu huraira rhodiola, who I went to Abu
huraira came and said that this is what I was taught by sharepad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, He's a liar. But this what he told you was true.
But what we're trying to say is, and this is also a lesson from this story, that no matter how bad a person is,
if they do something which is beneficial,
learn from it, except it never have this policy that this person he did this bad. So everything he does is bad. Even if he says that i think you know this person is such a bad man. But if he says that this computer here is his gray outside, no, no, but it is great. Now he's telling the truth. Right? But because he said it, I don't know we shouldn't be those people. And in the same breath, we shouldn't be people who support someone who does wrong, but he might be rich. For example, He might be a person of power, for example. So we support him Why? Because he said, it doesn't matter. It doesn't matter. There's no clouds outside. But he said this clouds so we accepted this is wrong.
This is another lesson we learn from the story of of Hamza and the story of Rama, Rama.
We learned from the fact that Abuja hell when Hamza struck him and the people of Abu Jamal came to try and push back Hamza and retaliate, Abuja. He said, leave him alone.
Leave him alone. I deserve what I got. He hit me it was deserved. Why? Because I hit his nephew and I did it shamelessly. He never sideline the blame. This is another lesson. And the third lesson we learned brothers and sisters is what? That from bad people sometimes they are or they is
Good, and that's why Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in November is to live with me my muckety muck, that indeed I have been sent. He didn't say, Allah sent me to teach. good character. He said, Allah sent me to perfect,
the most honorable of character, which means the courage even though they were bad, they weren't good qualities that they had Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came to prune it came to trim it, right came to remove that which was bad. Stop burying your females alive, stop treating your females like commodity stop dealing in interest. This affects the economy, stop gambling, stop drinking alcohol. And the good quality is Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam praised like the honorable quality of looking after the pilgrims, like the honorable quality of giving the judge water, the Honorable quality of looking after the cabin, and so on and so forth. So we've covered
how many lessons now My dear brothers and sisters, three Alhamdulillah Are you getting a feel? Are you getting a feel of this series? what we mean when we say Sierra in the 21st century, right? We're not storytelling, we analyze. We have another lesson. And this is from the Islam of Hamza. You know, when Hamza accepted Islam yesterday, I highlighted the point time and time again. What is the point that I highlighted? I said that he defended Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam not because he wanted to defend Islam.
But he defended Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam because Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam was his nephew. That's all. It wasn't him being a Muslim. But he went ahead. And he told Abuja, you know what, whatever my nephew is saying, I believe it. And whatever his message is, I accept it. This was before he went and sat with Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
So what do we learn from this? My dear brothers and sisters, we learned from this
that sometimes we do something with the wrong intention.
Was Hamza's intention correct to accept we're announcing Islam, and it wasn't correct. He wasn't. He wasn't really believing there's no one worthy of worship besides one Allah. It's not as if he even knew the actuality of the message of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam he was just speaking to do what? To push back a Bula sorry, Pooja how to push back a puja. That's what he wanted. That if you're going to attack him, you better attack me. Because whatever he's saying, I'm saying as well.
He just like daring him. And Hamza could, right.
Hamza could was Hamza was Hamza, the liar of Allah. I said, Allah,
But then he went to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he fixed his intention. And he was a proper Muslim. And he died and honorable death, ashamed.
So we learn from this, my dear brothers and sisters, the importance of intention, number one, and number two, we learned that sometimes we do something we don't do it for the sake of Allah.
But then, Allah guides us. And we remember that you know what, I should do this for Allah, but for this person, not for that person, not for praise, not for money, not for fame, not for name. Allah guides you, what should you do when Allah guides you? You should praise Allah and thank Allah for guiding you and seek forgiveness for your past and move forward and move forward. Don't live in the past. Don't get stuck in the past. You know, some people get stuck in the past. They say, you know, Allah guided me now. But before I did so many bad things. You know, before I used to do this, before I used to do that. I never used to live in LA, they stuck in the past. We learned from this No, my
dear brother, no, my dear sister, don't be stuck in the past. Never be stuck in the past, move forward
and practice an act of worship known as personal one. What is his no one, having good hope in Allah, having good hope in Allah. This is an act of worship, many of us.
Many of us, my dear brothers and sisters, we are weak. When it comes to personal one, and having good hope in Allah. We ask Allah to forgive us, but we don't know if Allah forgive us. We first the month of Ramadan. We say you know, we don't know if Allah accepted our Ramadan. Yes, we don't know. But we shouldn't be saying that. What we should be saying is in sha Allah, Allah has accepted our Ramadan, the positive statement, not the negative in sha Allah, Allah has forgiven me. I asked Allah to forgive me. I am standing from my place, believing that I am as I was the day I was born, and Allah has forgiven us.
Since I have good hope in Allah, He is a rock man. He is the Most Merciful. Allah can forgive me, I have good hope in Allah. This is Krishna. We don't live in the past and stop doubting and doubting, and making it be a burden for us. And then it opens the door to shape and then shape and inject sadness into our hearts. shaper uses any angle to enter our heart and make us feel sad.
So this is a very important lesson. And I'm going to stick on to I'm going to stick with this lesson because I have more to say, what is the lesson? If you do something for other than Allah, when Allah guides you never be stuck in the past? Thank Allah seek forgiveness for the past and move forward. Like Hamza did. Now the reason why I'm pushing on with this point is because my dear brothers and sisters, you know, Allah said
earlier boo, Allah said, there's nothing behind you as a creation, except that you are created to worship Allah is what Allah said. Now somebody might ask and say, Okay, okay, so then why do I have to get married?
Why do I have to go to school? Why do I need a business? Why do I have to declare taxes? Why do I have to do this and that? Why do I need to buy clothes? I mean, this is this worship. Allah said, Allah, Allah.
Allah, Allah Buddha, you are not created except to worship Allah.
There is no contradiction, my dear brothers and sisters,
because La ilaha illAllah. Muhammad Rasulullah gives you a potential that a person who is not a Muslim, or that a person who hasn't accepted Islam does not have what is that potential? The potential of making your marriage be better worship, the potential of making going to school rabada worship, the potential of going to the gym, going to the gym? Yes, becoming a better worship. Allah, somebody might be saying what's wrong with xi xi? Did he take some medication for your sickness? What is he talking about going to the gym? Yes, you go to the gym, and your gender becomes beautiful. You go to the gym, forests are being planted for you in gender streams are being dug for
you in gender policies are being built for you in gender. You know, would you believe me? If I told you that every calorie you burn on the treadmill, if you have the right intention, you can have one three in general.
I'm never going to get off the treadmill. You know today when we go to the gym, we can't wait to get off the treadmill. It's like Allah Subhana Allah, only 50 calories and Pinocchio forever. Brother Roger, is that correct? You went to the gym A long time ago, isn't it?
So if you have the right intention, you make your daily life an act of worship. Yeah, Allah I'm going to work so I can purchase halal food and feed my family which is a sadaqa which is beloved to you. So yeah, Allah, I can give charity which is beloved to you, Allah Akbar. You stuck in the traffic of Kuala lumper. But you are not wasting your paradise. You are in the path of Allah because your intention was I'm going to work for the sake of Allah. Look at this. You get married for the sake of Allah. Allah I want to revive the son of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, Son Allahu alayhi wa sallam, and nica at Furman Robinson Latif Elisa mean me that Nika is from my
sadhana. And the one who denies and rejects my sadhana is not from me here Allah today I want to celebrate this Howdy. I'm getting married law.
And look at Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when he he told the Sahaba he said, you know, even met your marital relation with your wife and so sadaqa sadaqa
Allah, what do you say go prophet of Allah? He said yes. If you did it in the wrong way, would Allah would you not be sinful? They said yes. Hallelujah. Love gives you rewards, your agenda becomes beautiful. Right? So remember your intention brothers and sisters, fix your intention. And don't be bogged down by the bad intention you had yesterday. I know many of us are thinking the sisters are thinking how many cakes are big for my family? If only I had the right intention? How much rice have I cooked for my family? Malaysians love rice. Mashallah, everyday I have rice for
how much rice have a cook for my family. I've lost gender. Based on the story of Hamza. I say to you, my dear mother, and my dear sister and my dear brother and my dear father, don't be sad. Fix your intention now. And ask Allah to forgive your past. And don't just do that. But ask Allah also to convert the work that you did in the past and make it for his sake. Allah can do that for us. And ask Allah to reward us the past as if we did those things for his sake, can Allah
Give us that. Yes he can. Somebody says I've been working for 40 years. Well fix your intention today. Make your next 40 years will not preserve us in his obedience. Make your next 40 years for the sake of Allah everyday you sit at work in front of the computer, your agenda is getting beautiful, and believe that your last 40 years of luck and give it to you as well, even though your intention was wrong, because now you've understood and you've had good hoping, Good Hope and
having good hope in Allah. This is the few lessons for today My dear brothers and sisters they are many lessons to come from the story and inshallah we will discuss them tomorrow Bismillah to Allah. So in summary, we learned from our analysis of the Islam of Omar and Islam of Hamza Ravi Allahu Allahu Akbar, in thus far the following lessons number one, we should never have an identity crisis. We should never allow people to walk in our head with their dirty feet. We should never let people dictate who we are, and dictate our values. Number two, what did we learn that even bad people, sometimes they say that which is correct, and sometimes they teach that which is good. If they say a
correct thing, we learned it from them. If they say that which is good, we accept it from them. We don't say because you bad whatever you say is bad. We benchmark what they say and what they do against the Quran and the Sunnah, if it matches, even though they're bad people, we accept what they say. Number three, what do we learn? accept responsibility. Never be a coward. Be a brave person, be a man, be a woman accept responsibility. If you wrong, accept it, if you did something, except that you did it. Don't pass the blame. Number four, what did we learn? We learned also that if you do something with the wrong intention, and Allah guides you never lose hope in Allah subhanho wa Taala.
ask Allah to forgive your past and fix your intention now and have good hope in Allah. And we also learned as a sub lesson from this lesson, that we can make our normal life an act of worship if we fix our intention, and make everything that we do for who for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala many more lessons to come in sha Allah please be there. Or as they say in the English language, be square with Allah subhanho wa Taala bless these words, and May Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah bless us all. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala give us an imaginable countless trees in gender, and countless palaces in gender and countless streams in gender and oceans in gender. And may Allah put
in our agenda, all the wonderful fish that we want to have in our oceans and put in our forest in general all the wonderful fruits that we want to have in our forests. Indeed, Allah subhanho wa Taala is upon Abel I love you And for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala we Allah preserve us in his obedience, I mean, until tomorrow Subhana Allah we have the satanic Allahumma we have deca national to La Ilaha Illa and Nestor Furukawa Wanda to Lake wa sallahu wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi Marine