Blast From The Past – Season 2 – Episode 04
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smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah who Allah Allah, he was like me he was a limiter Sleeman kathira en la Materia Medica rubbish Rani Saudi oil Sara Lee Emery. melissani Yahoo. Kohli. My dear brothers and sisters in Islam Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu Welcome to season two, episode four of our series blast from the past Sierra in the 21st century. Yesterday we traversed through the lessons that we derived from the Islam of Hamza Ravi, Allah one and the Islam of Omar robiola one and there were several lessons, so we didn't finish taking them. In fact, since our plan is to take bite sized 30 minute Sierra lessons
together, the plan was that instead of rushing through the lessons we would take them over a number of episodes inshallah, today, we will take the remaining lessons from the Islam of these two giants before that.
In Episode Two, I believe, we spoke about Hamza Ravi Allah. And we said that Hamza was the foster brother of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. But in that episode, by slip of tongue, I said that they both drank milk from Halima Sadie. This was incorrect. This was a mistake. And we ask Allah subhana wa teralyst forgiveness.
The person that they both drank milk from was a person or a female by the name of three by a person by the name of the way, by the way, there was also a foster mother of Rasulullah, sallallahu alayhi wasallam, even though the famous foster mother is Halima Sadie. So we thank Allah for inspiring this correction. Yesterday, we discussed many lessons from the lessons taken was that we should never ever experience an identity crisis. We should never let people dictate who we are, and dictate our values. And you know, yesterday when I went back to my room, Mashallah, after taraweeh, I was actually thinking over this point, and I shared with you an example, from Yusuf Alayhi Salam in
terms of the MBA and an example from the Abu Salah in terms of the MBA, you know, if we look at Musa alayhis salam, you know, in the story, in Surah, Baqarah, Surah Baqarah, is named after that incident in history. When Allah subhanho wa Taala told Moosa to tell his people to slaughter a cow, right? Allah told them slaughter a cow. What did they say? They said, All?
You know, are you making fun of us? This is what they said, when we smile said, Is this a joke? As if what you know today what we would say, Are you joking? It doesn't make sense. Why are we being told to slaughter a cow? Now, imagine, if somebody said this to you, after you are their superior, you are the teacher, and you are telling them what to do and telling them on behalf of Allah, the Lord of the worlds and you receive the response like this, wouldn't this make your blood boil? Indeed it would. But what if I say back to them? What did Musa say back to them? Moosa said. Paula.
Villa, an akuna Minal je Subhana Allah look at this answer. How in need, are we all of having an answer like this? He says, I seek refuge in Allah from being from the ignorant ones. This was his answer. He said, I seek refuge in Allah from being from the ignorance he didn't retaliate with, or he never reacted to their behavior. And this is the message never have an identity crisis today, brothers and sisters, what we see is a lot of reaction. reaction is not from the way of the MBR the Hema salatu wa sallam reaction was not from the way of Muhammad Abdullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam reaction was not from the way of those who learned with the best teacher, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi
wa sallam the Sahaba
we as we have seen here, right? We we see Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam being attacked but he doesn't react. What do we see from the MBR? Do we see passiveness? No, no no passiveness, no reaction, and no passiveness. They will not passive, nor did they react. What do we see from them? pro activeness proactiveness. This is an image
Voting quality. And this is the quality of the messengers of Allah. And this is or the should be the qualities of the Mohammed Salah Salah proactiveness. I told you in Episode Two, that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is making dua to Allah to bless Islam, with the Islam of honorable hapa, who was punishing the Muslims, or armory been a sham, who was Abu jihad, who struck Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. You be proactive? You don't react to them. You don't remain passive and do nothing. No, you'll be better. You'll be better. So Pamela, what an amazing lesson. How many times to our children, sometimes they say something out of place, and we react in our businesses and
employee does something they're not supposed to do we react? Maybe this competition between two companies, right. And one company is doing something we react in English we call this or a worse type of reaction is known as a knee jerk reaction. You know, the knee jerk reaction where
as we say, in the Arabic language, somebody does something, you retaliate without even thinking. This is incorrect. You act on emotion. This is incorrect. You act on anger. This is incorrect. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told the parents, you know never,
never insult your kids will never make dua against them. Because the duty of the parent over the child is a powerful a powerful one. Right? This is teaching us never to be reactive people if we if we contemplate Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that if you see the AMA coming, you see the world being torn apart. And you have a seedling in your head, you have a plant? What should you do? Should you just stay in don't do anything like passive people do now? Should you throw the seed away, like reactive people do. Now you know reactive people say well, what's the point of planting the seed? The earth is being swallowed up. The seed is not going to grow. That's what reactive
people do just throw it rather not do anything.
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says Be proactive. If you see the AMA coming and you have a seed in your head planted la Kava, plant the seed, plant the seed you do your part, leave the rest to Allah subhanho wa Taala. So we let this very important lesson. And I'll come to the Allah Allah blessed me with the ability to shed some more light on it from the lessons we learnt is taking responsibility for your actions. We spoke about that, from the lessons we learned as well My dear brothers and sisters is that sometimes people do things for the wrong reasons but the good things and then they become guided and, and yesterday I was thinking about it in the Malaysian context,
because it's always important to bring practical examples to this. You know, one thing I've always noticed, since I visited Malaysia A long time ago, to today
the people have the one of the best characters that I've seen, Mashallah. And this is not to praise anybody to their face.
This is just to say something which is true. You know, I'm not saying it out of praise. I'm saying it is a fact because Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said we shouldn't praise people, right? I'm saying it as a fact. Malaysians Mashallah the law, even at the airports even you know, with with police officers with security, you see a good character Mashallah. And I always asked this question that you know, some time of law, you guys have the best character and many a time I hear the answer that it's our culture, this is our culture. Now, Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that from the heaviest things on the scales on the Day of Judgment is good character is good character.
Imagine if you fixed your intention now. And you said I have a good character for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala because Allah loves people with good character, and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught us good character. Whenever somebody tells you Mashallah, Malaysians have good character, you say Alhamdulillah for Islam. Instead of saying its culture? Yes, you can say it's also our culture. But from the outset, you say Alhamdulillah for Islam, because your intention is you intend Allah by a good character. So you be good. And like we said, yesterday, your agenda becomes beautiful. There's more trees for you. More rivers for you, more oceans for you. Right?
There's more palaces for you. The real estate of the hereafter. Right there like my son, Abdullah is five years old. He likes killer whales. So whenever I tell him you need to make your agenda bigger and have more more oceans. He goes I need more killer whales from oceans. Alhamdulillah So, if you make your intention for Allah Alhamdulillah you have benefited now what I'm saying My dear brothers and sisters is we take the lesson from the Islam of Hamza, don't lose hope. Don't be sad. It might be that for 60 years, you are telling people
It's culture. It doesn't matter. Change today and ask Allah to reward you for your good character since the day you were born, can allottee would you Indeed Allah can? And remember that all important quality of us no one, we have good hope in Allah subhanho wa Taala it's not that we say Allah forgive us. And we doubt Maybe, maybe not. We foster mother, maybe, maybe not. No. The reality is yes, we don't know. You know, Allah has kept his knowledge or Allah has kept his knowledge. Or Allah subhanho wa Taala has kept sorry, our knowledge of his happiness hidden when we worship we don't know. But Allah didn't keep you know, our knowledge of his happiness hidden to put us down
know to raise us up. Because if we always knew after we worshipped Allah if Allah accepted our worship or didn't what would we do? We'd probably behave like you know with the scorecard Muslims with a scorecard. Right today Allah accepted a mana
he accepted again two up three up nicely, okay, got credit, I got balance, let me maybe not and now I can relax a little bit. Right? So Allah knows us. Allah created us.
Excuse me, Allah knows us better than we know ourselves. So Allah kept our knowledge of his happiness hidden. that knowledge is hidden, we don't know.
But what did Allah do? He towards Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to teach us to have good hope in Allah. And this is another act of worship. So you ask Allah to forgive you. This is a bad after you ask Allah you have good hope that Allah forgave you. This is another rabada Allahu Akbar, Lauren and we read this interview yesterday.
Laura, no light on top of light, you fast the month of Ramadan. Allah, this is a badger, you have good hope in Allah that He accepted your month. This is a better as well.
So you have neroon and I know somebody left Islam. Allah May Allah call him Can I am Bobby Lee Jelena while the misophonic local ham taraba. Well, I can have either of it, while I call him by the river indeed for Allah subhanho wa Taala belongs the best of all praises, my dear brothers and sisters.
From the lessons that we learn from the Islam of these two giants, is
that no matter how bad something is, there is always goodness in it. And whatever Allah subhanho wa Taala does. Allah subhanho wa Taala does good.
Where do we learn this from?
We learn this from the fact that a Buddha when
he struck Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam this is a bad thing. But this bad thing resulted in the Islam of who Hamza robiola who is the Lion of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Imagine that, because we know that when the slave girl went to Hamza, she didn't go to Hamza to say, Good morning or good afternoon. She went to Hamza to say that your nephew has been attacked by a Buddha. If Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam wasn't attacked, would she have gone to Hamza? No, then would Hamza have confronted the Buddha Hall now and would you have accepted Islam? consequently, no. So whatever Allah does, he does good. Sometimes we go through a difficulty. We are sick, for example, even
though he has being sick is difficult. And we can't see the goodness in it. There's goodness. Even if we don't know now, we will come to know. We know that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that a person who gets sick, Allah expiate their sins, because of that sickness. Their slates are wiped clean, because of that sickness. Didn't Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam teach us this? Indeed, he did. And I'll give you another example just to make you understand, you know, I don't know if I know it rains a lot in Malaysia Mashallah. And this is Baraka because do as I accepted during rainfall, I hope we will make you dry when it rains.
And also Mashallah Fletcher is is is at a good time throughout the year, so everyone can make tahajjud everyday Mashallah, I pray that what's happening here, but I'll give you an example. If hailstones fall down,
and everyone is in taraweeh and everyone's windscreens get smashed. Is this a good thing or bad thing?
It's a bad thing for the drivers and owners of the car, isn't it? But what about for the guy selling windscreens?
The guy who sells windscreens
He's happy because now he's got business. How often do people come by windscreens, all of a sudden he shows out, he's planning to go for Hajj and Umrah this year Baraka vanilla Hill. Right? So, what was the point I'm trying to get across my dear brothers and sisters? Is not, you know, with Allah subhanho wa Taala there's nothing known as complete evil. There's nothing known as complete evil. Yes, from one angle, we see it as difficult, but there's goodness in it. Let me give you another example from the Quran. Do we know Maria Maria Salah? Everyone know her? Right? she became pregnant, isn't it? When she wasn't married, isn't it? she became pregnant. What did she say when she became
pregnant? She said, I wished I died. before this happened to me. And I wish I was someone forgot. Because she was a pious person. She came from a pious family. A family was known for their piety, not for promiscuity. What's the people gonna say that Maria is pregnant? How is this possible? Right? She worships Allah all day.
So she said, Yeah, later, she said, I wished I was dead before this, and our something forgotten?
Do you know the story of brothers and sisters? Let me tell you something. When she said that, she didn't know she was carrying a profit in her belly.
She didn't know she was carrying a prophet of Allah in her belly. Had she known? Would she have said this? No. So the message that we learn brothers and sisters is sometimes this bad, something is difficult. But understand. For everyone difficulty there's two reasons.
And whatever Allah does, he does good. And if you don't see the good before you pass away and go back to Allah, you will see the good on the day of piano when you stand in front of Allah insha Allah, and you should have this hope. We learned this from the story of, of the Islam of Hamza Rasulullah, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was struck. But what's our What's our principle? Whatever Allah does, he does good. Where was the good and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam being struck? The Islam of Abu Hamza. And I told you in Episode Two, how the Muslims marched out of
not feeling scared. And the courage no one dared to lay a finger on them. How can we lay a finger on them? They have Hamza, they have aroma. So whatever Allah does, he does good always remember this whenever you're going through some difficulty. Remember, the story of him says Islam, not the Allahu, I'm an understand from that, that whatever Allah does, he does good and this is a topic in itself. I can go on and on and on and on. But inshallah, the point is manifestly clear May Allah subhanahu Allah grant us the understanding. I mean, from the lessons, my dear brothers and sisters that we learn from this particular story, the story of
the Islam of Hamza and Omar is the Baraka and blessings of defending Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and this is something pertinent to us in the 21st century. You know, we always looking for Baraka, our money is it doesn't have it doesn't last with us like it used to last our time. doesn't last with us like it used to last in if we ask our grandparents that how was time when you were young? They would say you know what, my dear child, we used to plan to do 10 things in a day and by the horn, we are finished.
Not so and we have Mashallah some elderly people in the audience. Perhaps you know this. Today, brothers and sisters, we plan to do five things we plan to do 10 things in a day. 10 things in a day. But McRib arrives and we've only done five, not so this is reality. The day has 24 hours, but how come people before us could do more in 24 hours? And nowadays we do less? The answer to that question is from the science of piano from the size of the AMA Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says yeah, Takara Zama Allah makes time come together, meaning Baraka is removed from time. So, you and I are in need of taking the means of Baraka, what are the means of Baraka to say
Bismillah This is from the means of Baraka, right? From the means of Baraka, maintaining family,
maintaining family relations, this is from the means of Baraka, Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us that whoever wants Baraka in their earnings, and they want Baraka in their life, they should maintain families
Relations they shouldn't cut relations with family members. Right? This is from Baraka from the means of Baraka, as we learn from the story is defending Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam defending his honor. And the best way to defend Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam is by following Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Remember this, my dear brothers and sisters? Yes, Twitter hashtags. I love Mohammed, Twitter hashtags in defense of Muhammad. This is good. No doubt. No doubt, you know that the WhatsApp images that we have on everybody's WhatsApp, I love Mohammed in defense of Muhammad. This is good, no doubt. But what is great is following Muhammad sallallahu
alayhi wasallam. That is great. The irony in the 21st century is people have an infatuation with Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. They say they love him, but they show you know this infatuation. And we know infatuation is not love. infatuation is when you think you you in a circle, you are spinning like you know, the hamster when it's running on that that circular it's running, running, running, but he's not going anywhere. Like when you understand, right, you're running but you're not going anywhere. You're on the same spot. And today we see this unfortunately brothers and sisters whereby people say we love the messenger we love the messenger, we love the messenger. It's
like the inner bubble. But if you love the messenger or servant of Allah, and you love the messenger or child of Adam, why are you not following the messenger? Why are you not reviving the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam? Where is your usage of the miswak? Where is your when you enter the home when you leave the home before you eat after you eat before you sleep, after you sleep and so on and so forth. Where is fasting Mondays and Thursdays if you can fast in three days of the month ways the character of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
The best way to honor him is to follow him. Allah subhanho wa Taala said in his book calling in kuntum to a boon Allah factor biryani Kamala la la comunidad y la hora Rahim Allah subhanho wa Taala reveals to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and says tell them oh Muhammad, if you indeed say that you love Allah and you indeed you know you you put this this thing out that you love Allah factor biruni follow Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam follow him. Allah doesn't say, you know, praise him even though praising him is from the rights of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam Allah doesn't say hashtags, even though this is good. Allah pinpoints the main or the crux of showing love
for Allah and love for is Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and that is in following Ahmed salallahu alayhi wasallam Allah subhanho wa Taala granted this understanding. I mean, from the lessons My dear brothers and sisters that we learn is the permissibility of making Doral for the non Muslims.
Because Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam made dua for the Islam of Abu Jamal Omar.
So we can make dua for them. But what should we make for them any do I know? The two hour we make is the Tao of Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and that is do our that Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah
guides them, guide them to Islam. And to be honest, what is the best thing you can ask Allah for a non Muslim?
I mean, if I told you ask for good health, ask for money, ask for children, ask for financial standing, asked for material well being is this as weighty as asking Allah to give them hidayah and guidance by which they will enter agenda forever, is not as waiting. The best thing the weightiest thing. The nicest thing you can do to a person who's not a Muslim is ask Allah to guide them to Islam, because Islam is from the greatest of blessings and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam didn't just ask Allah to make Oman support Islam or make Omar stop beating the Muslims or make Omar stop lashing the Muslims. He said, Oh Allah
bless Islam, give strength to Islam, with the Islam of Ramadan, Baba Amr ibn Hisham, right and Allah.
Allah from the lessons, my dear brothers and sisters, there's so many lessons we're lacking. You know, unfortunately, machine Omar said only 30 minutes. And but to be honest, they have to because as I know he then kicks it.
Maybe today we can continue after that, but I won't put pressure on brother Roger.
From the lessons we learned the importance of having a vision, a vision. And where do we learn this from? My dear brothers and sisters Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
is making dua for the Islam of Omar. When Omar is fighting the Muslims, does this make sense?
Is this random activity? No, no. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam everything he did he had purpose when he did today, many of us lack purpose. You ask anyone in university today? Why are you studying what you study? He won't know the answer. You ask a businessman today? Why do you do what you do? You say to make money. Making Money is not purpose, making money as a result of what you do. If you have a business and you don't make money, you failing, right? businesses to make money. That's a result. What's the purpose? What's the purpose? What's the bigger picture? That houses exactly what you're doing? Now? Even the students in university they think it's someone's doing
medicine, someone's doing engineering? Ask them a simple question, why? And Subhanallah? It's like I asked them the hardest question man could ever be asked, even though they are memorizing all these difficult formulas in chemistry and medicine, but they can't answer this question. Why? Why are you doing this? Meaning? You know, what, what world do you want to see the day that you die?
What world do you want to create? That makes that adds sense to what you're doing now? All of us My dear brothers and sisters, we have to ask ourselves this question. What will the world miss the day we die?
What world do I want to see the day I'm on my deathbed. Allah has given us all an ability, a unique ability. We all need to be asking each other My dear brothers and sisters that question we need to be asking that question. That Who am I? We need to understand what we are. We need to understand what we are not. This is not proper English, by the way. But it sounds nice. Right? We need to understand what we are and what we not. You know today even when people get married this Asia, I'm going to see a girl say Mashallah. Congratulations to chef, what can they watch you They asked?
Me, you asking me what you should ask her? Am I marrying? How are you marrying? Me? Who's going to get married here? Surely you need to know what questions to ask. But the problem the reason why you don't know is because you don't know who you are. You don't know where you going. So you don't know who to put in your car. This is what this is the reality. In life. The prophets came to teach us who we are, where we are, where we going and how to get there successfully. And this is perspective, we need to be people of perspective. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was a matter of perspective. His vision was Islam reaching the four corners of the world. Because of that he was
asking Allah to bless Islam was
not the only one. He wasn't just doing it for five. No, he knew that I need to. When I'm on my deathbed, I want to make sure I've left people who can take Islam to the four corners of the world. For that to happen. I need Omar for that to happen. I need Rama. And by Allah I asked you how many countries came under the rule of Islam during the caliphate of Omar rhodiola, who, no Caliph, no leader of Islam enjoyed the spread, meaning that after Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam, of course, enjoyed the speed and the reach that Islam experienced. Nobody experienced it better than Norbert Wiener kabob rhodiola one. This is fact my dear brothers and sisters. Unfortunately, our
time has come to an end. But nonetheless, I think this whole concept and discussion and talk about vision is a good end. For today's for today's lesson, and today's episode so that you go home, my Auntie's, my uncles, my mother's my father's my brothers, my sisters, you go home and you ask yourself, hold on a second, what am I doing? And where am I going with this? What's my vision? Right? I need to ensure that I have a purpose. I need to ensure that I leave a legacy and I need to ensure that the world misses me the day I die. We all know some kind of words Allah bless us. Well, we Allah subhanho wa Taala bless these words. inshallah. Tomorrow, we have a couple more lessons
from the story. And then we will dive into another event in the Sierra and that is when the Muslims was was sanctioned. When the disbelievers got together and made an agreement to not marry anyone who's a Muslim and not trade with anyone who's a Muslim. In today's day and age we call that sanctioning insha Allah all that in tomorrow's episode. Until then, I love you all for the sake of Allah sallallahu wasallam or about a kalenna Vienna Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa salam, O Allah
rahmatullah wa barakato