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Welcome to season two of our series blast from the past Sierra in the 21st century. And this is our episode five.
Towards the end of yesterday's episode, Episode Four, we were completing lessons from the Islam of Omar kebab rhodiola one, and the Islam of Hamza robiola, one of the last things we said was that we learn the importance of having a vision. Now, many have requested further clarification about what it means to have a vision we did shed some light on it. And in all honesty, the talk about having a vision is a long one in and of itself. I do have a talk online. If you Google vision surgeon Omar, it will bring up a talk a lengthy talk in which I speak about a vision the importance of having a vision
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam having a vision, the benefits of having a vision and so on and so forth and insha Allah
I understand that you have a mailing list or a WhatsApp list or an SMS list what I'll try and do is get across to Brother Roger the link to the talk and inshallah he'll send it across also, for those inquiring about Season One of blast from the past which was during Ramadan 2014. The audio links will be up in a few days and inshallah they will be gathered and sent to you all been delayed.
In summary, we said a vision is this phenomenon in which a person lives his or her life, understanding the world, they wish to see the day they on their deathbed understanding the world they seek to create, when you know where you want to end up. You know what to do right now. You know which vehicle to use right now. You know which degree to study right now. You know which spouse to marry right now, because you know where you want to go. This is it in a nutshell. And we took this lesson from the fact that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
was making dua for the Islam of one of the two people who are harming Islam at that time, who are harming the Muslims who are harming Rahim, Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the fact that Allah salallahu alayhi wa sallam made this means he had a vision of why somebody would say doesn't make sense. How can you make dua for the benefit of these people when they're only causing you nothing but harm. And another lesson we take from this, my dear brothers and sisters is in our, we should always call to Islam, we should always call towards raising the name of Allah subhanho wa Taala. We shouldn't call to our organization, which,
excuse me, still getting over that sickness I told you about. We shouldn't be calling to our own our own organization. We shouldn't be calling to our own name. The name of Allah subhanho wa Taala should be raised when we invite people to Islam and not our name. The name of Allah subhanho wa Taala should be raised when we invite to Islam and not our organization's name. Here. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is being struck and hurt verbally and physically by armory. benicia Abu jihad, and he's making dua that Allah makes him a Muslim. If he is the better person to become a Muslim Ummah is beating the Muslims is giving
The suggestion that the Muslim is be beaten if they accept Islam so that other people don't even flirt with the idea of listening to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam but Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam is making dua for his Islam as well. You see, my dear brothers and sisters Rasulullah salallahu alayhi wa sallam was not calling to himself. If he was calling to himself, he wouldn't make dua for the Islam of these two people. These people are hurting him. These people are hurting Islam. No, he's calling to Islam. It's not about Muhammad. sallallahu alayhi wasallam it's about raising the name of Allah subhanho wa Taala. It's about raising the name of Islam. So it
doesn't matter what they do to me, what matters is the potential they have to help the spread of Islam.
And as I said, yesterday, Allah gave the Muslims the Islam of Omar and how many countries again, I remind you came under the rule of the Muslims during the reign of numerable, hubub radi Allahu Allah May Allah subhanho wa Taala get us with him in general. I mean, we also learned my dear brothers and sisters from the story of Omar just concluding the lessons that the Quran is the best tool for the hour. Where do we learn this from, from the fact that the means of numbers Islam? Was his hearing? Was his hearing of the Quran being recited when he heard the Quran being recycled? He says, hold on a minute. Let me let me have a look at this. What is this being recycled? Right? And when he had the
revelation, he said to Panama, is this what the operation is running away from?
Is the courage fighting these words? surely, surely, surely. The person who says these words, he has the right to be worshipped? Surely the person who says these words, he's the only one worthy of worship, and thus, he became guided by Ayah from the Quran, and went to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam looking for Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in a lot of time when the Sahaba so Omar coming they were afraid because they heard that Omar was intending wrong things. But Subhana Allah, he came in to say, La ilaha illallah wa shadow, Mohammed Abdul Rasul Allah, Allah Allah. So brothers and sisters, the foreign is the best tool for that. Also, this is for those who have big
companies Mashallah or Islamic organizations Mashallah, you know,
it's important to have in our organization, something which I call iptp, Islamic professional development, it's important to have this therapy for people in the organization, even if you have a business, if you have Muslims working for you and non Muslims, it's important to have this therapy program. This is our for the non Muslims, and it's for the Muslims as well. As you know, we invite Muslims towards becoming better Muslims, and we invite non Muslims towards accepting Islam. If you have an Islamic professional development program in your organization, then this is very good. How can you make it better by centralizing that program around the
around the Quran? We get this lesson from the Islam of Oman. The Quran has the ability to change hearts. You know, the books we read my dear brothers and sisters, they can change minds. But the Quran changes hearts love. The Quran changes hearts. So the best book to use in your organization, to provide the Tobia and development of your employees of your team members is the Quran. So this is another lesson that we learn from this. Another lesson, my dear brothers and sisters that we learned from the from the Islam of these two giants
is to never ever make excuses for the truth. The truth is the truth. If Allah says this is how it is, we don't have to make excuses for it. Even if those who hate Allah and those who hate us. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we take offense doesn't matter. Our job is not to make excuses on behalf of Allah. Our job is not to make excuses in front of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Our job is to elevate the truth is to defend the truth, defend it in a proactive way, not in a reactive way as we discussed yesterday, and not in a passive way. As we discussed yesterday. You know, today some people say, Well, you a messenger, he married
when she was young, and then they say bad things about Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. This is their problem. If they can understand it and accept it. It's not our problem. It's their problem. Our Our duty is to explain, but not to make excuses. There's no excuses. This is the Allah told him what to do. And he did it.
He never made excuses for the truth My dear brothers and sisters, Al Islam, Allah, Allah Allah in a hadith
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that Islam will rise and nothing will rise on top of it or above it. It will always be elevated like hot air always rises. Islam will always rise. Whatever they try to throw on top of it. Islam will come up and come out on top right? The Quran How hard did they try to fight the Muslims? They kicked them out of Africa. They prevented them from coming from Amara but at the end what happened?
maca came into the hands of who? The Muslims and what was the prominent religion in Mecca Islam. And what happened to the false deities and idols around the caravan destroyed? Right? La ilaha illa Allah Indeed Allah subhanho wa Taala is upon all April. So we never make excuses for the truth. And we learned this from Omar Abu Dhabi, Allahu Allah, that once he learned the truth, he acted. And then the lesson we learn from the action of the Allah one is character, not personality, is a very important point, my dear brothers and sisters character, not personality, today in the world of Hollywood and Bollywood, and all these other woods,
you know, celebrity culture, social media, and so on and so forth. Sadly, we have fallen into the trap, the personality trap, that's what I call it. Because we know today Hollywood is all about the show. Right? these industries are all about show, it doesn't matter who the person is, what matters is the perception that goes out the appearance that people perceive that's important. If a rich man walks through this door, looking like a poor person, immediately we say that's a poor man. And if a poor man walks through this door, wearing the most designer,
labels that you can think of immediately we make judgment, we say that's a rich man. Is this not true? You know, in English, we say don't judge a book by its cover. But today in this personality paradigm, all we do is judge books by its covers. We very quick, we very quick, you know, even with marriage, how many marriages today fall apart, and the parents are saying Subhanallah when my this boy, I used to see him in the masjid. I used to see this, I used to see that. Now, it's not about what you saw. It's about the reality of this person, which was your job to study before you gave your daughter to him. And vice versa for the males before you choose a spouse. It's not about what
people say about them. You know,
once he someone made an endorsement of somebody in front of him said no, this person is is you know, like today we say bulletproof. We heard the statement, say this brother bulletproof Mashallah, you know,
Omar, Al Khattab? rhodiola. When you see this man who used to support the truth, he said to him, Have you traveled with him?
Have you traded with him? Have you stayed with him? No. So how can you make the statement? You see, we learned from the statement of armor, that keeping appearances is hard.
You can show an appearance you can cheat people. But cheating people is hard. My dear brothers and sisters. You know, when push comes to shove, the character will come out. You know, when people are hungry, you see the true character. In business deals, people are greedy for wealth, the true character comes out no matter how nice he is in the masjid. You see the true character in the business deal. When you travel with people traveling is hard. There's going to be difficulties. You're not sleeping on your own bed, you're not eating your own food, and so on and so forth. A time's going to come and what will happen? A time will come when people when you are going to give
up that ability to show an appearance and your true character will come out and people will see you for who you are. You see aroma? Where am I getting this lesson from? I'm getting this lesson brothers and sisters from the fact that we discussed when he accepted Islam. He went straight to Abu jihad.
Right in some directions, he went straight to him, said listen, just now I left you
as a disbeliever supporting you. I've come back to tell you I've changed my mind. I support Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And that's just by the way, just like Kamala Harris and masala.
Right? He's not shy. You know, he was the one who told the the heads in the door that we should we should punish those who accept Islam. Now, if he's the one who said it, imagine what an embarrassment it would be. For him now to come back and say, Look, I've accepted Islam. Right, but he doesn't care. Omar is a character not a personality. It doesn't matter what he thinks of me what she thinks of me. I followed the heck I follow the truth. I didn't know now I know. I've accepted Islam. I don't care about the people. I care about what's right
Character My dear brothers and sisters, and it is this character that Shepard was afraid of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam said that there is no path that you tread except that she thought when he sees you he walks another path.
Imagine a person is afraid maybe tomorrow make me Muslim.
Shabbat runs away from rhodiola why May Allah guide us with him agenda so my dear brothers and sisters, remember character, not personality. It doesn't matter what people say when you wrong except that you're wrong. What should matter to you is your self in front of Allah subhanho wa Taala no matter what you show people, no matter how people perceive you, it is Allah who sees you with you alone. It is Allah who knows what is in your heart. It is Allah who knows your deepest secrets. It is Allah who knows your deepest thoughts. Today you can meet a person and see Assalamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Barakatuh and in your heart you hate him, you jealous of him, you know
what he might not know, but Allah knows and who rewards us Allah subhanho wa Taala in the Lucha leyendo illa Allah Allah. Allah can younger illa pulumi Kumar manickam Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, Indeed Allah subhanho wa Taala he doesn't look at your appearances. He doesn't look at your bodies, but Allah looks at your hearts and Allah looks at your deeds. Allah doesn't reward you to have fasted the month of Ramadan because you look like you're fasting because people said I think he's fasting. He seems to be fasting. No, my dear brothers and sisters, Allah will reward you for fasting if you really fast. Allah won't reward you for praying Salah if you look like you're
praying Salah maybe you played Salah to make this person happy or that person happy. So people said Masha Allah He prays but it is Allah who knows it doesn't mean that you showed the people that you prayed that Allah will write you to be from the Muslim. So always remember character, the people of character are the people who know that Allah subhanho wa Taala is Allah see it is the old saying he's a semi. He's the one hearing his arreguin is the university observant one to kind of who atella Nothing escapes him. subhanho wa Taala those who fear Allah, they are people of character. They are who they are. When you see them in the bedroom by themselves. You will see them in the masjid just
like that. You see them with rich people. They're the same with poor people is not that they have one character with the rich another character with the poor one character with people who have light skin another character with people who have dark skin. No oh seven sofala so let's learn from the Islamic pub. Ravi Allah. Islam of Hamza radi Allahu I'm this important lesson. The last lesson I want to share my dear brothers and sisters is the lesson of returning honor to its family. Never, you know, never feel shy or never feel scared to praise what deserves being praised even if it's not you. Where do we learn this from? From the statement of Mr. Rudra de la hora. For when Omar accepted
Islam, even miss Ruth rhodiola who and said he said Ravi Allah that we were always strong after the Islam of oma, we will never seen I gave you a rough translation. In Episode Two I said that he said we will never seen as the underdogs, right after the Islam of Rama. You see he proudly is praising Omar and praising the Islam of Homer. Ravi, Allah. Today's Hadley, my dear brothers and sisters. The only time we mentioned people's names is when we speaking bad about them.
You know backbiting is dangerous. This time. It can take us two gentlemen, as Allah says in the Quran, wha hoo Doo Illa
illa illustrata Mr. Karim, Allah says that they were guided to a goodly word they used to use the attendance properly.
Right or elixir often Hamid. Allah subhanho wa Taala knows best. Can anyone remember the idea? That's the idea. Well, who do you know?
But coming back to the point my dear brothers and sisters, this time can take us two gentlemen, as is in the Iowa who do criminal code. And this turn can take us to jahannam if we backbite if we lie, if we slander, if we insult people, we know the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam when he asked the Sahaba Do you know who a bankrupt person is? Right? And the Sahaba out of respect said Allah and His Prophet know best.
And Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said the bankrupt person is a person who comes to Allah on the day of the AMA, with a mountain of deeds, a mountain of good deeds, but he lived his life insulting so and so and backbiting about so and so and harming so and so. And the day of PMA is a day of justice. So what happens? Allah subhanho wa Taala
starts giving the people who is harmed from his mountain of good deeds until the mountain of good deeds disappears.
And then there's still more people. There's more people who are saying this person used to say things about me. And now you don't have any more good deeds. So Allah takes from the bad deeds and gives it to you now.
So you came to Allah with a mountain of good deeds.
And now you are standing in front of Allah with a mountain of, of bad deeds, this is a bankrupt lesson of servant of Allah. Right. So look after the tongue. Today, coming back to the initial point, we mentioned people when we say bad about them, and the good that people do we hide their names you know, we say no, somebody did this good. So and so did this good. It's a special person, you know, I'd want to mention his name to look after his his sincerity. Mashallah, all of a sudden you want good for this person. And you want to look after sincerity, so you're hiding his name. But when he makes a mistake, you mentioned his name. You know, I was looking through surah Yusuf, in
Surah. Yusuf, at the beginning of the story, when Allah tells us about the brothers of use of Allah, his Salah, when they were gathered together, plotting to get rid of use of Allah, his Salah, the bigger brother was there, and the bigger brother didn't do anything to stop them. He said, Let's not kill you. So let's throw him into a Well, alright, this was how, no doubt, you know, getting thrown into a wall is better than being killed. But as the elderly brother, he was supposed to stop this fitna. He was supposed to stop this madness, that how can you bread this talk about killing your own brother? He didn't do that. So what does Allah subhanho wa Taala say, fall apart? Someone from them
said, Don't kill us. But throw him into a well, Allah didn't tell us his name. Allah didn't tell us who why Allah is hiding his identity.
We only know his identity from the books of Caesar. We're in the Quran. It's hidden. But at the end of the story, when you have now managed to keep Binyamin with him, right for those who are familiar with the story, after yaku made these brothers promise that if they take Binyamin to Egypt, they bring him back. Now they have a problem. They're not bringing him back. And the sons wanted to go. So let's go back to our father. Now the big brother played a good role. He did a good thing. He stopped them and says, No, no, no, no, no, no. Do you not know that we promised our father that we would not return home without being Yemeni, except in difficult circumstances? you not remember this
promise that we made?
So what does Allah say? Allah kabiru. Allah says that the eldest brother said, Allah names in here, Allah cites him here. Beginning of the story, Allah keeps him hidden end of the story. Allah tells us who said it. Why, because now he's playing his role as a big brother. He's doing a good thing he's doing I think Allah loves Subhana Allah, if this is the way of Allah with the creation of Allah, then what should be the way or sevens have a law between the creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala that between themselves, right between the worshipers of Allah, how should we, you know, what should be our character between each other? If Allah with his creation, he's so good, he keeps the
identity hidden when they make a mistake. May Allah subhanahu Allah grant us the understanding. I mean, your opener Hello, my dear brothers and sisters. With that we come to
another event in this era of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and I promised we would come to it. And that is the boycott, the famous boycott that took place today we can call it sanctioning. I want to introduce it to you, and then inshallah we'll continue with the lesson over the lessons. Tomorrow if Allah subhanho wa Taala gives us like, right insha Allah in Sahih al Bukhari and Sahih Muslim, the two most authentic books of Hadith, there is a narration by Abu hurayrah.
And he mentions that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam during Hajj, he's saying to these people during Hajj, right, we know how it was right till the right at the end. He's saying to the companions tomorrow, tomorrow, we will stop at the height of Abu kena the height of Abu Kenan where the polytheists or the pagans took an oath of disbelief, which entailed the Polish and benaki Nana, taking a pledge against Balu, Hashem and binomo Talib that they would neither marry nor do any transaction with them. Until and unless they hand over Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wasallam
this is what happened. So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is telling the Sahaba that you know and that and
from the from the student of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on the 13th of June when he when he left Hajj, he would he would camp at this place known as Al Maha said I'm sure you've had
This name, when you read the books of Hajj, this was the place Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was telling them about that it is at this place that this agreement took place. Okay. Now
the important point to note from this very quickly, is normally big decisions were taken when in which dow dow and NASDAQ Remember we said the House of Representatives, but this time it's taking place somewhere else near Mina. Right, the secret meeting, a secret pact. And the other thing I want you to notice is this boycott was not only against the Muslims, it was against those who are supporting Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Namely, when Hashem and BARROWMAN. We know Banu Hashim. And when Omar Talib, they were defending Rasulullah, sallallahu alayhi wasallam, not because they supported Islam, not because they supported worshiping Allah, but they supported Muhammad
sallallahu alayhi wasallam because he was there, they own. He was the blood. And this was Arabia. And these were golden rules that nobody would break our people. We don't give them up. We stand by them. We stand by them. So even though they didn't agree with Muhammad, sallallahu alayhi wasallam but he's our blood. There's nothing we can do. We're not going to just give him to you to kill or to harm. We're not going to do that. And it was the wisdom of Allah subhanho wa Taala that Allah subhanho wa Taala put Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam from this with this powerful lineage, right? Because this was a means of the protection of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam during this
dour because he would have a people who even though they didn't agree with him, they would support him through thick and thin. Now, what caused this boycott? Well, obviously, firstly, the Islam of Hamza well not Firstly, but from the reasons the Islam of Hamza, the Islam of Roma. And then but by no parliament, Banu Hashim, you know, agreeing to protect Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And as a result, nothing is working for us. Also remember, earlier in meeting earlier on, for those who follow the dates of the hegira, we know that the Muslims went to have a shot. And they stood in front of the joshy. And the joshy, liked their message and allowed them to stay peacefully. So you
know, everywhere the Muslims are winning, we try this, they win, we try that they win, we do this, they win we do that they win Enough is enough. Now we want him we want him win, we want his blood, right. So we will put now put even extra special effort to gain him, even if it means we boycott people who we love. We boycott people who we have a relationship with. And thus they did what they did. And they wrote it on a document as is in the books of Sierra. And they placed this document in the caravan. They placed it in the cabin because the courage to reveal the cabin visit the caravan, we will have we can't break the agreement, we have to stick to it. And as a result on the first of
moharram during the seventh year, after the advent of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam Abu Talib took everybody to ship a pilot to a value of a boat Bali further down to avoid the harm of these people. And the boycott began. And it lasted for three years. It was a tough time, my dear brothers and sisters tough on the shoulders of Rasulullah sallallahu, alayhi wasallam, to see, you know, his relations who are not Muslim suffering because of his message to see Muslims who are suffering because they accepted his message. And it he said in the books of Sierra, that you know what the cries of the children could be heard from behind the valley. It could be heard the chorus
could hear those cries, but they did nothing. The pagans could hear those cries, but they did nothing. Obviously children are hungry, they need milk. Right? If mothers are not eating milk production is low. It was a tough time for the unborn Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Now, very quickly before we end just to qualify the story, so tomorrow we can dive into the lessons. What's very clear from the story is that this boycott was not supported by everybody. What's my evidence for it, that the agreement didn't happen in that it happened in the secret location near Mena. If everybody was agreeing to it, it would have happened in in their own network number one, number two,
number two, right from the people who obviously were not part of who who are not being boycotted, were those who campaign against this pact, who campaigned against this boycott. Right? People like he shared even Admiral Harris and both army ID and Apple books. They're even a sham and others these people, if we if we read the books of Sierra, they came together and they said enough is enough. We will go to the seniors hoop
This paper in the caravan we are going to tell them this is wrong. I want you to take note of all these things. Everything I'm telling you is for a purpose. There's lessons in every single event that I've said from the story tomorrow insha Allah, if Allah gives us life, we will dive into the stories with Allah hit Allah. I love you all for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala May Allah bless these words and May Allah bless us all mean uribl Allah mean Allah except our abeta our Ramadan and May Allah make us from amongst those that witness a little further mean Yoruba mean Subhana Allah who will become the satanic lahoma will be handicapped I shadow Allah Allah, Allah and Esther
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