Channel: Sajid Ahmed Umar
Bismillah R Rahman Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah who Allah led wasabi, he was a limiter Sleeman kathira Liu Mateen a Marburg Allahu Allah, Allah Allah Allah Allah. Allah Allah Hakeem love Molina, Marian foreigner on foreigner. Tana Was it an Irishman watermelon? Yeah Karim rubbish Audrey or silly Emery Washington, Melissa de Cali. All praise belongs to Allah subhanho wa Taala and peace and salutations be upon the final messenger, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I bear witness that there is no one with your worship besides one Allah, and that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is His Messenger. My dear brothers and sisters
in Islam. Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.
Welcome to Episode Seven, season two blast from the past Sierra in the 21st century. Yesterday, we discussed lessons from the boycott of the Muslims. That was practiced by the pagan Arabs by the polytheists in the seventh year after Prophethood. And that boycott lasted a period of three years. And now we have reached a stage whereby when the 10th, year of prophethood.
The 10th year of prophethood is another story altogether, and inshallah we will come to it. But in terms of just capping the lessons that we discussed yesterday, one thing I just want to share with you since we were discussing boycotts over
the course of yesterday and the day before, is the concept of boycotting a Muslim brother or sister, right?
We know by default, by default Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has warned us against not speaking to our fellow Muslim brother or sister for more than three days, we're not allowed to abandon them for more than three days, meaning refuse to speak to them, and
kind of boycott them, we shouldn't abandon them for more than three days. However, however, if there is a greater benefit that can come about, as a result of boycotting a person, let's say you have a person who practices a very bad practice. And the effect on the community is very evil, right?
without specifying any sin, but let's say we have a person who's very sinful. And he's a bad example to our youth, bad example to the community, bad example to the neighborhood. So for example, the neighbors get together and say, Look, this particular person, we need to boycott him or her, we should not accept his or her invite, and we should avoid speaking to them. Right, we should avoid trading with them, until they change their ways, they must understand that this situation is very serious, and they are harming our children in our community. So we will boycott them, to make them realize the error of their ways. Now, obviously, there's a greater benefit in doing so. Right. If
you boycott them now and you make them come back to a sirata Mr. Payne to the right path, there's a greater benefit. So the Sherry has an exception
and allow someone to boycott another person for more than three days. in this circumstance. However, it must be understood that boycotting somebody must be used like medication, like medicine is prescription based. You can't overdose. Because if you overdose, you might abandon the person and they'll become even worse. must remember this brothers and sisters. Sometimes I've seen in certain communities I've traveled to
where boycotting of certain individuals take place, the boycotting happens in such an intrusive way. There's no muscle behind benefit from the way it happens. It happens in a bad way. It happens in such a way that this person, the person who's been boycotted, feels even more isolated, and feels that they have no hope with the community that they end and they start seeking refuge with a community that's even more evil. They might now start taking as friends, bad friends with bad habits, maybe before they had a bad practice, but they never frequented bad friend circles. But now by by default, because human beings are social, by nature, they're going to look for a community and
this community has totally isolated themselves from them in an intrusive way whereby these people feel no hope. They feel even if I become better, it's not going to benefit me.
So they start seeking a haven with a different group of people, maybe a people who have different beliefs, then this person from being a very bad Muslim might end up leaving Islam. So if you overdose, it's bad. And if you under dose, it's also bad. Because if you're under those what's going to happen, the person will be immune to your boycott, like I was discussing with brother Roger the other day, we were talking about backbone fever or what's known in Malaysia as as Dengue fever, right. I was I was speaking to Brother Raja I said to come here, you need to advise me, because a lot of mosquitoes flying around.
We all have protected us in our health. And obviously, this backboned fever is very dangerous. So
Rosa was saying that no, Raja was saying rather we fumigated the place. So I said, you know, there's a lot of icy mosquitoes the better fumigated again.
So, so Roger says no, if we if we fumigated again, then they'll become immune. So you defeat the purpose, right? So similarly, if you under dose, they'll become immune. Right, they might cheat, you come right. Next time, they'll go bad again, they'll say I will boycott me for a few days, and then they'll just come out of it. So it's like medicine don't under dose don't overdose, it should be right in the middle. Right, the medication must be exactly right. Nobody should say now here, the Sherry gives me a reason to boycott this person for more than three days, then you abuse it, we are all answerable in front of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And even the shery are in permitting this
boycott only permits it to achieve a greater benefit. If that benefit is not going to be achieved, boycotting should not be an option, we should set the path of the hour. And other means in Sham, I just wanted to highlight that brothers and sisters, because obviously,
perhaps this is something pertinent to the 21st century. And we promised each other that we will not store retail here, right, we promised each other that we will analyze and make the syrup pertinent to our time today. So we can benefit from this era real time. Now, the next event that I want to discuss and this is now we fast forward in three years, okay?
In effect yesterday, or in the in the previous two episodes, we did cover the three years. But now we previously we were in the seventh, I want you to focus in on the 10th. Now in the 10th year of the Asia, the Muslims have been given an ease
after great difficulty, we discussed how difficult the three years were right for the children, for the women, for the elderly, especially, and then the Muslims in general. And then the non Muslims who are supporting Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And we said that the person who would feel this the most is Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, because it is his message and these people's acceptance of his message that has caused this anxiety. But as we said time and time again, the beauty of the Islam of the first generation is that they Eman in Allah subhanho wa Taala was so strong, that no matter what happened, the Eman never shifted. Their hearts never shifted. They never
doubted Allah. And we must understand this. I'm not sure if I said it before. But nonetheless, I'll say it again. If I said it before, it's a reminder, if I didn't it's a lesson. You know, if we look at the companions of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. We don't find them famously known for the concept of reading Salatu fecha was the widow of Salah Tunisia and completing the whole Quran from Russia to facha. If we look at the pious predecessors, we find this with Amanda Shafi Rahim Allah, we find this with Imam Abu hanifa Rahmatullah here. We find this commonly attributed to the generation after the Sahaba Ravi Allah.
But no one will dispute the fact that the Sahaba of the Allahu anhu they are the best nation ever to have walked the face of this earth. As the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said the best generation is my generation. They were the best of the best. Why would they? Why was it the best of the best? If they were not famous?
Excuse me, if they were not famous, if they were not famous for this type of the better meaning
for abundant amounts of open worship? Why are they the best of all generations? Our scholars refer to here and if you say because no one can match them. With regards to the worship of the heart, matters of the heart. They were untouchable. They Eman no one will believe like they believed
Their fear of Allah which is a worship of the heart this hope no one will have it like they had it. This Raja hope in Allah subhanho wa Taala another act of worship of the heart, no one will reach the level that they reached tawakkol putting one's trust in Allah they reached a level that no one else after them will reach. So Pandora
right? These are acts of worship of the heart. Today Masha Allah, we see many Muslims, frequent domestic frequent with their Salah, frequent with their rabada and this is very good measure Allah Don't get me wrong, my dear brothers and sisters. But the problem is when a calamity strikes, the mansions
they just in a worship is they don't lose hope in Allah. They don't lose Eman and hamdulillah. But they experience the shift, but you know the turbulence, when the plane goes through
turbulence, experiences turbulence, we experience the turbulence.
There seems to be a dichotomy with us with regards to looking after the bad data
or the apparent acts of worship which is important. And the battle cobija the worship of the heart.
Right. And and look, this is this message is for myself first I am a human being as well. We are all living in this age. Right. And as I said, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said the best generation is that generation.
But the point I'm highlighting my dear brothers and sisters, is for you and I, to become diligent with our hearts and the worship of the heart, become diligent with our Eman and the level of Eman with our level of tawakkol. With our level of hope, with our level of Roger, and so on and so forth, we at least we should be diligent. Remember, I told you the other day, I'm not sure if it was in the series or outside of the series, that shavon is not strong. But she is very clever. Very clever. You know, if you want to give somebody a PhD in, in, in strategic planning, you give it to Sherpa. Sherpa is a PhD professor in strategic planning, she doesn't have a concept of either or it doesn't
mean if he can stop you doing it, he lets you do it. Now, if he can't stop you doing something, he will reduce the effect of what you do. You could do something on plus 20 for example, but he will make you perform it at plus 10.
For him, that's a win. for him. That's a win. And he puts you in a cycle where you don't take heed of this. So you can move on doing things that plus 10 and you think what I'm okay? You are okay, but you're not great. A Muslim is supposed to be great. Remember, when when a Muslim lives for Allah, and if you look for a law you don't give a law anything but excellence. Right? We don't bake a cake for our parents and it's a bad cake. We make sure it's the best cake right for our husbands. when when when husbands buy their wives gifts as well inshallah that's the case Malaysia Mashallah. Does everyone is happy so I'm sure husbands and wives have always find the best presence for each other
inshallah. So if you're doing it for Allah subhanho wa Taala. What should the level be at? can you offer Allah something mediocre? No, if you're doing it for Allah, excellence is the minimum requirement that should be your motto. Excellence is the minimum requirement. This is the motto of a believer. We do everything for Allah. And because everything is for Allah, it's the best. We don't need our parents to make us study. We don't need a check in clock checkout clock at work to make sure we come on time and leave on time. No, in fact, the person who wants accidents will stay overtime, not for the money for the sake of because he's going to work for the sake of Allah as we
discussed the other day. If your intention is right, going to work is agenda building exercise. Right? So you are excellent. So you stay over at work. It's not about the pain. You don't need a camera on top of your desk. So your boss can make sure you're not checking Facebook and emails on work time. You don't need that because you work for the sake of Allah. And you know that Allah is a Rahim. Allah is the universal witness Ally's ever watchful over you. You see this My dear brothers and sisters. So for a Muslim excellence is the minimum requirement. And we must develop ourselves both externally with our external worship, and internally with the worship of the heart.
The Muslims in the 10th year, they experienced ease. But with regards to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. The tests continued, the tests continued. What happened
After these three years of hardship and remember I said he felt it the most. Right? What happened as soon as or in the year that they came out of the venue?
In the 10th year my dear brothers and sisters Allah subhanho wa Taala tests Mohammed Salah Lahore sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with the death of Abu Talib, and the death of his wife, Khadija, Robbie Allahu Allah.
The two support systems, we can say the greatest support systems for the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
after prophet are definitely right. They defended him without any exceptions. A Buddha defended him. Not only did Abu Talib look after him, after Luca Abu Talib looked after him since he was eight years old, right if we, if we do the math
if the grandfather passed away when he was eight, so now when the 10th year after Prophethood and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam became a prophet at 4040 plus 10 is 50. So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is 50 years after being looked after like a son, by this man. For over 40 years, my dear brothers and sisters, he didn't have a father.
So there was definitely that extra inclination to Abu Talib, Allah azza wa jal, Allah.
Allah had a summit, Allah, Allah Mulan, Allah
subhanho wa Taala, the Most Merciful, the one who is soft and gentle with his slaves. Allah subhanho wa Taala causes this to happen to his most beloved, the best person to have walked the face of this earth Halima the final of all messengers, the Seal of all prophets, Muhammad Abdullah causes this to happen to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he loses this father figure in his life.
And then he loses Khadija Rob Yamaha Anka and that is why this year was rightly seen as the year of sorrow, the year of sorrow. Now, if we just look at the narrations, we find the narration pertaining to the death of Pilate, which you know, I want you to understand again how difficult this was for the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam Abu Talib is on his deathbed and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam comes to him. This person who he takes as a father figure. He knows Time is running out. If he passes away now that's it. He comes to him. he pleads with him. He begs him and who is with Abu Talib Abuja and Abdullah ibn Abu
Saud Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, Oh my uncle, c'est la ilaha illallah wa. See there is no one worthy of worship besides one of La see the sentence, a sentence that I can use to defend you in front of Allah subhanho wa Taala gives me something to work with. This is what Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is telling him is pleading with him. Give me something to work with. Oh man could just say it. say these words. It will help you defend you in front of Allah subhanho wa Taala and note how Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is saying it will help me defend you I want you to take note of all these things. As I said, Everything I tell you from the story is needed
because when we go through the lessons, we will be taking lessons from these points that I have cited. Now windrose Rasul Allahu alayhi wa sallam said this.
The bad company that was with him said
Abu Jamal and this Abdullah ibn Abu omiya. They said, will you now leave the religion of Abu Talib? Are you going to leave the religion of your father and your and your forefathers? Is that what you want to do Abu Talib? You see that company? So what does he do?
He doesn't listen to the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam and the messenger keeps on inviting him inviting him inviting him until abou Polly said as the last thing that he said to them. I am on the religion of Abdulmutallab. Now, I want you to appreciate Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is a human being.
Right? Not Not only is he losing this person who was his greatest support, he had to hear him say this. He had to hear him say the one thing that would hurt Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam the most you know
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam wasn't about numbers, my dear brothers and sisters. It's not like you know, today it's about market share. You know, we got market share, right? Which speaker has the most Facebook followers? Which conference gets the most people which message it has the most muscle is today it's all about quantity. Right? Was Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. It wasn't about the numbers. He never, he never said, Well, I have Abubakar. I have aroma. So it's okay. Now, anyone who died upon this, this would hurt Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam severely,
severely, right? Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us in the Quran for Allah Allah.
Allah mute me know behind the IDPs after we read this weekly by dear brothers and sisters, Elias is telling him father, Neff suka Allah him Hassan. Allah is telling Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that it is, are you going to die? Are you going to cause yourself to die because of the the arrogance of the people and they and their? their desire not to listen to you? What do you understand from this, that every time someone who never listened to him, it hurt him severely? It hurt his heart. He wouldn't just come home and have my meal and go to sleep? No, it would affect him at night and affect him during the day. He wanted to be diligent to that which Allah subhanho wa
Taala the task which Allah gave him, which is to convey this message, so Allah is telling you are you going to cause yourself to die you you know the way the way you can in one you're going to cause harm to yourself? Are you going to get harm come to yourself, because these people don't listen to you. So Pandora, Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed this to us teaching us this is Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And remember I told you, he was beautiful throughout the Sierra, throughout the Sierra, you know, that master's thesis I remind you to eat again, psychology from the seer of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam from the characters in the Sierra. You can study this, you
know, you will not find the dub dub you will not find it being it is static. You know, the amazing this is static from the beginning till the end. When a Buddha has strikes him is beautiful. When people don't listen to him. He's beautiful to them but he has inside with the Muslims. Allah says la caja Kumara salamin and fusi come as he is. I need to hurry sooner Aleikum mininova Rahim Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah says indeed there has come to you a messenger from yourselves as easily.
It is great apart from that which affects you. He feels it. It is heavy on his shoulders. It's your problem but he makes it his problem as he is ready to hurry Suna honeycomb is concerned about you. He worries about you. You are his concern is that this messenger is not about me, myself and I he is selfless. The oma is is concerned on his deathbed. He chooses to go to Allah subhanho wa Taala and he's he's calling out to Allah. Oh Allah, my oma my alma. He's dying, and he's giving advice with salatu salam ala Melaka a man who is dying the pangs of death are affecting him. He's He's calling out he's saying to Anka, Allah. Allah Sakharov in the death is it has Penn's death is difficult, and
in this difficulty is he saved my own my own law, my own my own law, what's going to happen after me in this in this phase in this difficulty, he's shouting out advice to make sure he leaves us upon that which will take us to a Salah to Salah your father, your father, look after your Salah look after your Salah. This is Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. This is Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam My dear brothers and sisters. You know, I want to, to to to traverse quickly into the lessons, but I really want you to feel who he was. So you feel the impact of the death of Abu Talib as a disbeliever. And the impact when he says to his nephew, that I am dying upon the way of
Abdullah live upon the way of idol worship, I want you to feel how Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam felt after this. I want you to feel the test that Allah placed upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Subhan Allah, the death of his uncle, the death of his wife, you know, somebody might say, this is a problem. So Pamela,
brother, Rajan says a problem with a capital P. Right in the words of Brother Raja, Mashallah,
this is a this is a serious situation, my dear brothers and sisters, and this is what happens with a Buddha. He passes away this
When he passes away, a disbeliever he passes away a disbeliever.
In the books of Sierra, it says that two months after the death of Abu Talib, Khadija passes away, and he said that she passed away in Ramadan, which means that
he passed away a couple of months before that, that would be Roger. That would be Roger, in another generation or not so famous duration. It's it states that
Yamaha passed away,
three days after the death of Allah Subhana Allah. So if this was the case, this is test upon test, right? I mean, two months is difficult. Imagine if it's three days, but the common, the common,
or the more popular, or famous view is that she passed away in Ramadan. And Abu Talib passed away two months before that. So this was the 10th after hitting on my dear brothers and sisters, you have the parade on your back, the Quran struggling the Muslims, then you have the boycott, then you have
the depth of the closest or the strongest support system to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So this was known as the year of sorrow. May Allah subhanho
wa sallahu alayhi wa sallam on engender, those Allah Allah May Allah make as neighbors to him sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and May Allah inspire us to follow his way. He was a beautiful man. He only taught us that which is for our benefit. May Allah make us make us true followers of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam I mean, you're open I mean, my dear brothers and sisters,
in the remaining moments that we have left, let me share with you two is that Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed regarding the death of
Abu Talib, Allah subhanho wa Taala Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned in the narration
that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when he heard this from his uncle, he said to his uncle, that by Allah I will keep asking Allah forgiveness for you until Allah stops me from asking forgiveness for.
like, this is an exhausting session.
We all know forgive us for like, how much mercy do we have? how merciful are we to our wives, our children, to our husbands, to our employees, to our employers, to our community, to our immigrants.
We need we need to learn medicine from Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you know, even after he had the the shock of hearing someone who he desperately wanted to become a Muslim, say, I'm not going to become a Muslim and I'm dying upon disbelief. He doesn't utter anything wrong.
He doesn't see what's wrong with you.
Haven't you noticed the signs of Allah? Didn't the monk, the Christian monk tell you that I am going to be a prophet for a long time? He doesn't. He's proactive. Remember we said proactive, not reactive, not passive. He's proactive he goes, then I will continue to ask Allah to forgive you.
until Allah stops me doings. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, that Allah revealed, it is not fitting for a prophet of Allah, and those who believe that they should supplicate and ask Allah to forgive those who die undisputed Allah. Allah is teaching his messenger. Allah is teaching his messenger. Right. And this is in Surah Taha, and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says that Allah revealed, especially, especially with regards to the death of his uncle, Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed in Nicoletta the man, Allah Kingdom law, yes.
That Oh Mohammed, indeed you do not guide who you love, but it is Allah subhanho wa Taala who guides who Allah wills. This is what Allah revealed. With regards to the first ayah
where Allah prevented him from asking for forgiveness over or prevented Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam from asking Allah to forgive him. This is inshallah Toba and somebody might say that okay, but surah two Toba was revealed in Medina meaning towards the end of the life of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So when Abu Talib died in the 10th, year after the Prophet would before he Jura, right, so how can this ayah is in Surah Tauba
Is this ayah referring to Abu polich? The answer to that is Allah revealed this ayah later on.
But from this hadith we understand that it has a relationship with the death of Abu Talib. It has a relationship with the death of Abu Talib. And it also has a relationship or a message for the Ummah at large, the oma at large that we it wasn't for a prophet or a believer to ask Allah to forgive a disbeliever. Obviously after they they pass away before they pass away, we ask Allah The best thing we can ask for them and that is for Islam. So I want you to take note of these lessons, my dear brothers and sisters, if you thought today was a roller coaster,
tomorrow will be an even faster one. Because tomorrow we're going to dive into the lessons, the lessons, the lessons of this year of sorrow, the biggest lesson is patience. The biggest lesson is how to handle adversity. May Allah subhanho wa Taala guide my tongue and guide my heart And may Allah subhanho wa Taala bless these words and bless you all. We have loss of Hannah who Allah forgive our past and inspire our futures. May Allah make us those diligent with the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, those who honor Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam by reviving his Sunnah at every opportunity, I mean, yarraman al Ameen. May Allah preserve as in his
obedience, and May Allah gather us here tomorrow for the lessons from the year of sort of the 10th year after the Buddha I mean, Yoruba alameen
wa sallahu, wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh