Channel: Sajid Ahmed Umar
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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala rasulillah who Allah Allah He was so happy he was a limiter Sri Lanka Iran Liu mutiny among others Allah Allah Allah, Allah Allah Allah.
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All praises belong to Allah subhanho wa Taala we praise Him, we seek his assistance and we seek His forgiveness. And we seek refuge in Allah subhanho wa Taala from the evil of our souls and the adverse consequences of our deeds. Whomsoever Allah subhanho wa Taala decrees guidance upon the non cannabis guide, and who serve Allah subhanho wa Taala decrees misguidance upon then none can guide him 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
I welcome you all to episode eight of our season two,
episode eight in this series blast from the past Sierra in the 21st century. Today is the 10th night of Ramadan. And tomorrow will be the 10th day of Ramadan, which means that a third of Ramadan has come to close. So Panama. It was just yesterday that we were counting the days to Ramadan. And we were saying there's 100 days left for Ramadan. And 90 days left we're doing the famous countdown. And then the last week of Ramadan, or the last week of the month before Ramadan. Ban came about. And we were counting the hours to Ramadan.
And all of a sudden a third of Ramadan has come to pass May Allah subhanho wa Taala accept our 10 nights and accept our 10 days mean And may Allah subhanho wa Taala inspire us during what remains from this blessed month. Indeed, Ramadan is a guest and it is a guest that visits us once every year. And
a Muslim is always honorable to his or her guests. And we are honorable to Ramadan. And we honor our guests by being diligent during this month by being diligent during this month, as well as every other month during the as we said, there are a lot that we worship in Ramadan is the Allah that we worship during every other month of the year. We Allah subhanho wa Taala showered upon us diligence. I mean, yesterday, my dear brothers and sisters, we went through a very emotional lesson. It was difficult. And I would say exhausted. And even I felt exhausted after our 30 minute lesson. And in fact, I could feel
you know, should I say the pangs of the lesson? Right? Once the lesson took place we discussed, we discussed the end of the boycott of the Muslims. And then the 10th year of the hegira which entailed the death of a bull pileup and the death of Khadija, Ravi Allahu Allah. And we did spend some time and the time spent was intended, I wanted us all to feel the impact of obviously, we can't feel it. There's no way we can feel it. But we can try and imagine the impact that this year had in the life of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and during his years as a prophet, it was important that we, we sort of brought some form of emotion to the reality of that event,
while we discuss the story, so we can further appreciate the lessons that we take as a result of this 10th year of Lego one. One thing I was sharing with the brothers yesterday after the lesson,
after the lesson was that you know what? Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam was a mercy to us in his living. And he was a mercy to us in his day. What law he was, what law he was. I mean, my dear brothers and sisters, my dear brothers and sisters, we all go through different
qualities in life. We all go through difficulties in life. You know how you get through those difficulties by thinking of the difficulties of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam and understanding how he got through those difficulties and understanding that there is no difficulty you can go through except that he went through a greater difficulty than you are experiencing. He buried his his sons alive. His wife, a DJ, during the most precious years of prophethood passed away, his father figure passes away upon disbelief. Before that there's the the boycott the Muslims face. A great tragedy, a great tragedy, because of saying La ilaha illAllah Muhammadan rasul Allah,
the Buddha Quraysh. Those people who call them the truthful one, the trustworthy one Ameen, before he came with La Ilaha, Illallah, all of a sudden, they've gone back on their heels, all of a sudden, with one statement, they start insulting him, they start cursing him, they start giving him names and titles and misrepresenting him in speech and action. And don't forget the propaganda that the Quraysh created in Mecca. And the propaganda they tried to transfer to have a shot. Right, this was all
in the first five years of afternoon one, and we discussed this in season one of blast from the past. Right. So it was important that we brought some emotion to the reality as I said, we will never ever be able to feel it. Now what do I mean when I say Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was a mercy to us in his dying, was law he was because in a narration, he says that whenever a believer goes through a difficulty, he or she must remember my death. Remember the death of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And that will ease the pangs ease the, you know, the impact of the difficulty. Why?
Because my dear brothers and sisters, I dare you to find me a difficulty greater than the difficulty of losing Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam
I dare you to find a hardship far harder than the death of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam a death that meant no profits after him. And the presence of no profits on Earth, a death that meant the closure of Revelation, a death which meant the closure of the doors of direct revelation between the skies and Earth. Understand that you and I, we went through such a hard test. There is no test harder than what we experienced before we were even born before we were even born. And that test happened when the colossal hammer sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and thus he says that when you go through your difficulties, remember, remember my death because that death, that difficulty is death.
Allahu alayhi wa sallam makes all other difficulties easy. makes all other difficulties easy. If you think you have a problem, understand you had a greater problem. And Alhamdulillah Allah helped us through we are Muslims today. Our children are Muslims. We are people of La ilaha illa Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah, we are people who have declared the oneness of Allah and accepted the prophecy of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam over 1400 years after he passed away, indeed, it is Allah who looks after. So, whatever you go through understand that you have succeeded and pass the greater test whatever difficulty you are in now, you can do it you can get through it, your attitude should
be Yes, I can. It should not be the defeatist attitude. It should be Yes, I can, like you see in the life of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And for those on a lighter note,
who are familiar with the cartoon known as Bob the Builder, whenever they ask Bob the Builder if he can build something, what does he say? Is Yes, we can. Right? So maybe take a page, right? Take a page, a Muslims attitude is Yes, I can. We never give up. We put our trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now my dear brothers and sisters did
the relationship between abou polyp and Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam help in any way? Did it help him? There's a narration by a best.
Even Abdulmutallab a best it would have been McCallum. He says that the prophets he says that he said to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam that you have not been of any assistance of any help to your uncle.
Even though by Allah He used to protect you and even though by
Allah He used to get angry because of those who used to harm you. This is what our best even Abdulmutallab is saying Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam responds back and says Abu Talib, he is in a shallow fire. And if it if it had not been for me, he would have been in the pits of the fire of gentlemen.
So he benefited his anchor, instead of being at the bottom of the fire of Johanna, where the fire is the hottest abode polyp is in the shallow part of Johanna. And herbicides are Henry rhodiola one he narrates that he heard the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam say that when the mention of Abu Talib was made,
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would say, I hope that my intercession may help him may assist him and he be placed in a shallow fire that rises only up to his heels. Right. So this has been described as the punishment of Abu Talib. He will be in the shallow part of jahannam with a fire would only reach his heels. But you know what? In another narration, it states that the fire will reach his heels and as a result his brains will boil in Delhi, La ilaha raggio are servants of Allah, no children of Adam, how dangerous is genuine? How hot is jahannam? How severe is jahannam? We need to be begging Allah subhanho wa Taala to protect us from even going close to Ghana. If this
is the lightest punishment in Ghana, where the fire reaches your heels, but because of its intensity, your brains boil Allah He I mean, if you and I try to imagine us in this situation, I think it would be a nightmare. We wouldn't even want our own enemy to to witness correct or incorrect. This is the lightest punishment in Ghana. So what about those at the bottom of Jenga? What about those in the pits of Johanna? May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from the Hellfire protect us from even getting close to the hellfire. May Allah enter us into gender without accountability and without any punishment. I mean, Europa alameen Indeed, Allah is upon all evil,
and we have great hope in Allah subhanho wa Taala My dear brothers and sisters, from the lessons of this death, we learn the importance of La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasulullah that a person who dies upon this kenema they will enter whoever dies upon this kalama they will enter gentlemen, and if you don't die upon this kenema and its belief, then there's no hope for you in the hereafter. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is telling his uncle, just say this line, just say it. Yes, you won't read Salah because you are dying. Yes, you won't do anything but just say this line. So I have something to defend you in front of Allah subhanho wa Taala understand the power of La ilaha
illAllah Muhammadan rasul Allah and in our our My dear brothers and sisters, when we invite people to Islam, you know, if they have reservations about you know, they believe that we should pray they believe in soccer, they believe in the pillars they believe in the the articles of faith, but you know, they have issues leaving this karamo maybe adopting Salah straight away.
If they believe make them recycling, make them recite that which may benefit them on the day of piano. Because if they don't, there's no chance for them. There is no chance for them.
Not because Allah subhanho wa Taala is unable Kela Absolutely not. Indeed, Allah can forgive whom He wills how he was when he will. But this is the condition that Allah subhanho wa Taala has set for entry into paradise, that you are a person of La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasulullah there is no one worthy of worship besides one Allah and that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is His Messenger, la Barbuda.
There is no one worthy of worship besides one Allah. We also learn my dear brothers and sisters, a lesson that I mentioned earlier and we can reiterate now that as a Muslim, our job is to convey the message not to convert. And we learned this from the fact that Allah revealed to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam because of the death of Abu Talib in nicoleta demon, wala Qin Allaha de Sha, that indeed you do not cause to convert whom you will, but it is Allah who shall was guidance upon whom Allah wills and that is why in the hotbar of Rasulullah, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and we hear it every Juma and you hear it sometimes at the beginning of our episodes, we say whoever Allah decrees
guidance upon the nun can misguide him and whoever
subhanho wa Taala decrees misguidance upon that man can guide him.
So hanabi Allah, Allah, thus understand this gift that Allah has given us as Muslims and feel blessed and feel proud and feel responsible. And thank Allah for Islam, a servant of Allah, how many times have we raised our hands and said, Oh my Allah, you are the greatest and all praises belongs to you for causing me to be a Muslim, for causing me to be from the believing oma, how many times have we thanked Allah subhanho wa Taala you know, use Valley his Salah when he is in the prison, and he's giving power to the two inmates and he tells them that I am not upon your way. I am the way I am upon the way of my father, I am upon the way of my forefathers what
he is giving them down. What does he say afterwards? Then he come in for Villa he Alina Weiland ness.
la escuela de la cama. He says, this guidance that I have is from the blessings of Allah upon a people
upon myself and upon people, but most of people are not thankful. Most people do not thank Allah for being Muslims. Most people do not thank Allah for being guided to Islam, La ilaha illa Allah, may Allah guide us are servants of Allah and May Allah make us from the thankful you know, one of the ways of increasing your piety is to thank Allah subhanho wa Taala for the gifts that Allah subhanho wa Taala has given you.
Allah says in his book lay in Chicago Tula as he then if you are thankful that Allah will increase for you. If you want your Salah to become better, if you want your soccer to become better. If you want hedge if you want your fastening to become better, if you want to apply it to your parents to become better if you want your character to become better.
thank Allah for Islam, thank Allah for the greatest gift we thank Allah yes for financial standing, we think about for material well being yesterday we must think alive We should continue to thank we thank Allah for our parents. Yes, we should think alive, continue to thank but if as we thank for these gifts, thank Allah for the greatest gift. thank Allah for the gift of Islam. thank Allah for the gift of Eman And Allah insha Allah will increase for us. And you know what, my dear brothers and sisters, you know what else you can take from this fact that Allah made us Muslims? That you know what, if Allah gave us the greatest gift, which is Islam without us even asking Allah for it.
We never asked Allah for it. And Allah gave it to us. What can Allah give us especially if we ask Allah?
If Allah gave us the gift, far greater than any gift we can ask for?
And he gives us this gift without us having asked him for it. Do you remember in a life where you may do it to Allah and said, Yeah, Allah make me a Muslim hamdulillah we were born upon guidance, and even those who Allah brings guidance to perhaps they didn't ask Allah to make them a Muslim.
So if Allah gave you this guidance, the greatest gift well you never asked Allah. Imagine what Allah can give you. If you ask Allah. Allah we ask you with your most beautiful of names, and your most elevated of qualities to make us enablers to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in alpha dos Allah Allah and in Europe and Amelia Allah we ask you to protect us from the Hellfire from even going close to the Hellfire yeah Allah we ask you to, to to give us our book of deeds in our right hands to make us from amongst those who are lit and bright and smiling on the day of piano yorubaland Amin Amin yeah Allah we asked you to grant us a shade underneath your option the day of the year Allah we
asked you to grant us death while you pleased with us. Allah we asked you to grant us a grave which is a garden from the gardens of Jana.
Allah, we ask you to give us in this dunya better than we ask and give us better than we dream. And we asked you to give us in the interim more and better than you gave us in the dunya I mean, you're open I mean, how can anyone feel shy? asking Allah subhanho wa Taala for anything when he gave us Islam the greatest gift when we never even asked him for it?
We Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the understanding me. So our job is to convey brothers and sisters not to convert Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam conveyed conversion was in the hands of Allah. Allah did not degree decree conversion upon Abu Talib. Thus he died upon the way of
his forefathers now someone might ask what was the wisdom
Because we always say whatever Allah does, he does good. Yes, whatever Allah does, he does good My dear brothers and sisters, and perhaps from the wisdoms
and Allah knows best is Abu Talib remaining that support for Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Remember Abu Talib stopped much harm was the means of much harm being stopped
harm that was meant for Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And why did the Quraysh Listen, because he was stealing from them. If he had become a Muslim, they would have lost all respect for him. This was this would have been this, this is what would have happened and his word would not have had any weight and his wish would not have had any weight. So perhaps it was the wisdom
of Allah subhanho wa Taala to protect his messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam that abou Polly remain as he remained and as for him dying upon in the net was a test of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and Allah tests His messengers and inshallah we will discuss these tests when we speak about five km for that episode. Right inshallah it will be a great
opening for us in the difficulties that we go through a lot of testing tested, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with the death of a Buddha lived this way. And Allah
subhana wa, with his love for Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam even though he, he was in the catch 22 he loves his nephew. But then he has this allegiance to the way of his forefathers, this was a test affordable party as well. So this is the second lesson, my dear brothers and sisters and that is why if we understand that our job is to convey not convert, we will increase our debt our insha Allah today because we always thinking of conversion conversion. You know, when you think of conversion, the dynamics have to be right. Are you thinking about the mood of the person? Are you thinking about the setting? Are you thinking about this factor? And that factor? Are you thinking
about anomalies, such as if someone is is in the gathering, that person shouldn't be there. As a result, you will never find the right time to tell this person about Allah.
But if you focus is
his conveying, then that's easy.
It doesn't matter who's around, you can convey and if your focus is conveyed, then you don't even have to speak to the person you can put a book in his letterbox. You can send an email, you know, at the end of our emails, there's the sign off portion of the email, you can put an idea from the forum, a thought provoking I, anyone who receives your email, they forced to read it. This is conveyance, you never know, they might read it. And they might feel to Panama. Well, you know, they might say this is food for thought. Let me consider what's being said here, right? There's so many ways you can go about it. If you have a reception at work. And people come and sit in your
reception. You can put some pamphlets about Islam, some pamphlets about Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, this is conveyance. You have WhatsApp groups, telegram groups, Facebook, social media, right? All these the Somen. Now all of a sudden, the way to invite people to Islam has become so vast and so wide.
Alhamdulillah with technology, the problem why we didn't approach the technology properly is because our mindset was set on conversion, not conveyance. So this is the second lesson. The next lesson, my dear brothers and sisters, is what I said to you in earlier sessions. And this is another reiteration that if Allah brings you to it, he will get you through it.
And remember, I said with every one difficulty, there's two eases there's two eases, you know, if you understand this
and you look and analyze the year of sorrow
in an abstract way, you can understand that the three years in exile, the sanctioning and the boycott was actually an ease for Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Remember, we said it was difficulty, right. But if we look at the the difficulty of the three years and the patients that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam had to endure and practice and grow. This made him ready to face the 10th year after the death of his uncle and the death of his wife. So Pamela, you know, sometimes we see this difficulty. Yes, it's difficulty from from one angle, but remember, I gave you the example of the hailstones when the hailstones fall. If your car loses its windscreen, you say
this is difficult. But if you're a person who sells windscreens, you say Alhamdulillah. I have business, right, because now you can follow in screen. Right? So there's always two paradigms to look at things from and a Muslim always explores all the paradigms why because I'm
Muslim knows whatever Allah does, he does good. There's always wisdom. In the test this clearing of the sins in the test, the punishment of the Hereafter is reduced. Right in the test, we are prepared to face other tests as well. And in every test that Allah gives us, our paradise becomes bigger. Always remember this. It's like at school, when you go to school, primary school, you write a series of tests. If you pass these tests, you can go to high school, more opportunities. If you pass the tests in high school, you can go to university more opportunities. The more tests you pass, the more opportunity you have in the dunya. The more tests of Allah you pass, the greater your agenda becomes
more opportunity in terms of gentlemen, more real estate, more happiness, etc, etc, etc. When you pass University, you get a bachelor's degree, greater opportunity than those who only have a secondary school certificate, then you do a Masters, you have greater opportunity than those who only have a bachelor's. Do you see the pattern My dear brothers and sisters hamdulillah hamdulillah for common sense. So
sometimes we go through difficulty, but from an angle that is is because the three years prepared Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to face the loss of his greatest two supporters, the greatest support system in his life, Abu Talib and Khadija Abu Talib. And then Khadija of the Allahu Allah, his beloved wife. And in season one of blast from the past, I discussed the marriage of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam to Khadija and the wonderful lessons husbands and wives can learn from this inshallah, when I send you the links, be sure to listen to that portion. Be sure to listen to that portion. So
for everyone difficulty, there's two eases
this boycott from an abstract angle was an ease and then Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam went into the difficulty of the 10th year and what was the other is the other eases the lesson which we will discuss in the upcoming nights. And that is the ease of isvara and mirage. When Allah took the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on a miraculous journey by right from Mecca to beta Lapidus and from beta mckinnis to the seven heavens. Right this was this was a great gift that came to the man who would pass the years of boycotts, and pass the 10 years, the 10th, year after number one, the 10th year after Prophethood, the 10th year after Prophethood, amazing gift. Right? no prophet had
the gift of Israel Mirage, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had that gift was for the one who could pass the test of these four years. You see, you pass the test, there's a special gift Allah has for you. Allah wants to give you that special gift. Allah wants to give you a special agenda. Because Allah wants to give you that special agenda he puts you in the situation, which in which if you pass it, you qualify to get that special gift, either urawa who because you hate.
If Allah wants goodness for you, he sets the scene for you. He opens the means for you to attain that goodness. Yes, my dear brothers and sisters, you know, you sitting here listening to me now, don't say, Well, you know, I have nothing better to do. So that's why I'm here. No, it's because Allah wanted you to be here. You listening to this right now in this message is because Allah wanted you to listen to it. Some people are here today. It's the first time they attended. Why are they here today and not yesterday and not tomorrow? Because allow once this message to get to them, this is the reality. And if you don't believe me, then ask yourself, How many times have you wanted to
give charity? You wanted to give charity, but you forgot to take change. The poor person was there, you remember that? You should give some charity, but your pockets had no money in it. How many times have you had money in your pocket? And the poor person is not there?
Yes. How many times have you had money in your pocket? And the poor person is there, but you don't even realize it and you pass him without giving the challenge? Has that not happened? Brothers and sisters, it's happened. How many times are we stuck in traffic on the way to work, but we're not doing because the car doesn't cost us anything. But we wrote in spine. Right? The day you make Zika the day you remember to give that charity and the poor person is there and you inspired to do so is the day Allah wanted to reward you the rewards of the curve and the rewards of that sadaqa so he inspired you and set the situation for you to do that. Which would make you qualified for those that
he wants to let you
know understand my dear brothers and sisters. We talking about Allah
King of kings, the Lord of the worlds, the one who is in control of everything, the one who knows everything he knows what was he knows what is he knows what will be and he knows how everything will be and he knows what will not be. And even those things that will not be if they happen to be then how they will be he also knows it Allah subhanho attack La ilaha illa Allah Allahu Allah
Jalla wa v misophonic, local taba Walla
Walla condemned by the river. Perhaps we we stay with this lesson and not take a new lesson until tomorrow. In further creating outreach with this lesson I want to share with you you know this, this concept of for every one difficulty there's two eases I want to share with you this from the story of use of Allah His Salam as well. You know, in the story of use of Allah, his Salah
in his story, my dear brothers and sisters, there is a king, and that King sees a dream.
In this dream
through interpretation, he comes to know that they will be seven years of rain, and then seven years of drought, and then seven years of rain.
So seven years of rain is that easily difficult. It's easy. And then seven years of drought is that ease or difficulty? difficulty. So one is one difficult after that seven years of rain is a difficulty is so one difficulty to easily. It doesn't finish them. In the seven years of rain before the drought. Egypt needed the best economist, the best minister to manage the agriculture during the seven years of rain so that they could have food to feed people during the seven years of drought. You can't have a corrupt person. You can't have a person who's not blessed. Right? So how did Allah shower is in the situation by causing us have to be thrown in the well about 50 years before the
drought during the reign of another king.
Because if used wasn't thrown into the well, he wouldn't have been in the prison when the king had a dream.
Right? And then he wouldn't have been called to interpret the dream and the king wouldn't have been impressed. And the king wouldn't have said I want to make you part of my Cabinet. So Hannah law so we always say for everyone difficulty there's two eases This is the minimum My dear brothers and sisters, for every one difficulty there's a plethora of eases, some eases hit us within the difficulty like the difficulty of the boycott Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam three years being boycotted. I said yes, it was difficult, but in it there was ease because it was preparing him for the 10th year after Prophethood as well. So sometimes there's ease during the difficulty. And
sometimes Allah has made this hardship easy for us years before the hardship even came. But we don't realize and we act in haste instead of thinking instead of analyzing, we act in haste and then we start blaming Allah Allah making dua, you're not answering my door. So much difficulty when is this difficulty going to end? This is not the way of a believer or servant of Allah and no child of either questioning Allah subhanho wa Taala led to the you know, Allah has been good to you. It could have been much worse Subhana Allah, it could have been much worse. Right? Allah has been good to you. I leave you with this food for thought. And with these pearls, if we can call it pearls.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless you all. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala bless these words. I mean, I love you all for the sake of Allah. Tomorrow we will continue with lessons from the death of a Buddha and the death of Khadija rhodiola. Who lessons from the 10th year after the Buddha until then, so Pamela will be having the he subhanak lahoma will be having deca, a shadow Allah Allah Allah and as the hirokawa to be like Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh