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 led Vini masala Mata Sleeman kathira li Ahmed Dean ameba, Allah La La Mulana Illa Atlanta in la cantidad de Mille Hakim la Molina and founder of EMA lm Tina, was it an admin or MLM? Yeah, Kareem surgery is certainly Emory was
Yahoo Poli. All praise belongs 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,
homes of Allah subhanho wa Taala decreased guidance upon the non kin misguided items of Allah subhanho wa Taala decrease misguidance upon the non kin guidance, and peace in salutations B upon the final messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship besides one Allah and that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is His Messenger. My dear brothers and sisters in Islam, my dear mothers, and fathers, uncles, and Auntie's. Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.
I welcome you all to Episode 10 of our series blast from the past car in the 21st century, in this season, to season two from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Yesterday, we completed the lessons that we could gather from
the death of a blue pilot, the death of a good pilot, there were many lessons that we deduced from that incident, an event in the life of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And just to put matters into context, and remind that which we've taken, we are with we have discussed the years of boycott, the three difficult years in which the Muslims were sanctioned, and those that supported Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. In terms of tribal support, they promised to protect you. They went through this period of sanctioning, they were boycotted, and yes, many suffered. But as we discussed together, the person who felt it the most had to be Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam,
after Allah took them out of this period of three years, three years of difficulty, Allah subhanho wa Taala takes the support system of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, or the foundation of the support system of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam are the strongest supporter of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in a period of a few months. And that happened with the death of Abu Talib. And then the death of Khadija rhodiola. And her and we traverse through the emotion and we we felt the emotions together. And by Allah, you know, the previous episodes that we've taken, are probably from the hardest lessons of had to prepare. And I also have seen the emotion in
your eyes. We have also cannon who atella gather us with Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam in general, I mean, yes, we are discussing his trials. We are discussing his tribulations. But what we must never forget my dear brothers and sisters, is that the one who loved him the most was Allah Subhana, who attacked, we feel what we feel, we tear, the tears that we tear. But with all of this, we should never ever forget that the same Allah who made his messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam go through these trials go through these tribulations go through this turbulence and these difficulties. He is the one Allah subhanho wa Taala, who loved his messenger the most. Right? And
you must remember this when you go through your own difficulties. Many of us we surrender to the fact that we being punished. And this is from Shere Khan. This is from Schafer. We say while we're going through hardship, this is punishment. Not necessarily My dear brothers and sisters, Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam went through something far more difficult, far harder, and he was the most beloved to Allah. And indeed, Allah was not punishing His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam Raja preparing him as Allah prepares all of us as we've discussed time and time again, either I have Bella who is a patella that if Allah loves his slave, Allah test his slave. And as I said yesterday,
if you want to take a breath and breathe
Hold your breath, because another test is about to land on the shoulders of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And that is with five tarrif was an appropriate moment, after all these years of striving in Mecca, all these years of facing persecution, the sanctioning the death of his father figure, the death of his wife, he thought, why don't I go to die? You know, I might be more successful then. This is a relevant thought. This is not running away from obligation. This is called strategizing and strategy Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was not giving a mecca. As you will see, when we complete the story of God, if he was merely strategizing, you know, sometimes
you take a break from something, you take a step back, so you can come back into it better prepared, you can come back to it with a more balanced mind, perhaps a more balanced approach. Obviously, the approach of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was balanced, no doubt. But the point I'm mentioning here is a 21st century lesson and remember, we agreed that we will not storytel rather we will analyze naturally with a Bhupati out of the way.
The intensity of the parish and the trials they were plotting to land on Rasulullah sallallahu, alayhi wasallam increased. This was a natural this is this is called natural progression. This is a natural thing. The one man who has who has the wall in front of them is no more there is no more there. So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam decided to go to this wonderful place, situated about 80 kilometres from Mecca, this place that enjoys a moderate temperature, yes, the temperature fluctuates. But in comparison to maca, in comparison to for example, in today's day and age area, and other places in the country maccha. A 35 tends to have, you know, what people would say
relatively are more stable temperature structure throughout the year. It doesn't get too hot. And in fact, it is said that the coration then would frequent fires during the summer months. And in today's day and age, the government of Saudi Arabia during the summer months, the whole government moves to five, for those who didn't know, right. So it's a practice now as well, because obviously the heat of rehab, which is the central place for the government and the primary place of the government becomes
we wouldn't say unbearable. We live in the age of a lot of ease now with air conditioning and so on and so forth. But it's the practice has its it has an establishment in the past and it makes sense. So even today, major departments of the government shift to five during the summer months. So this was five tarrif also was a choice of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Why? Because remember, while when you listen to the to the blast from the past season one we will discuss Rasulullah sallallahu, alayhi wasallam, going off to stay with Halima Halima. Halima, she was from amongst those that were situated, she was situated close to die. This is where she was situated because
this was the place of Sati. Right. And
when the parish would send their children to the outskirts of Mecca to grow up and experience those foundational years, they would be sent to these regions close to the beef close to five. So naturally again, but it seems like the logical choice so Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam takes this young boy, they even haritha and he goes to five, when he gets an he walks too far is by the way, we're talking about 80 kilometres walking, we're not talking about flat land, we're talking about a region that's considered bumpy mountainous region, right, we know surrounding maclise Mountains, and we know that Allison jabril with the angel of the mountains, which we will discuss
later, so he he traverses this path with this boy, right? And 80 kilometers, for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. For the sake of inviting to one of law, we know brothers and sisters, nothing made him more happier than somebody announcing the Shahada. We discussed this the other day, the ayah in the Quran, Allah is mentioning Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam so sad, crying so much, so sad because people are not accepting his Shahada. And Allah is saying, oh, Mohammed, are you going to cause harm to happen to you? Are you going to cause yourself to die? Because of these people's animosity towards your message? Right, we discussed this the other day as a reminder to
those who are present. So from this, we deduce that the happiest moments in the life of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was someone uttering the
Shahada, c'est la ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasulullah This was he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he would rush to the deathbed of those who are not Muslims, be them young, be them old. And we see him in previous episodes at that at the deathbed of Abu Talib, not telling not thanking him for the past, not requesting anything from inheritance, not telling him to leave behind somebody who can take his place in defending Islam in defending Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam? No, he went to him only to tell him say the line, say the word say the sentence that I can use to defend you in front of alarm that you have. So this is what made him happy. He is a human being. He's lost his
wife. He's lost his father figure. What's going to make him the happiest? What's going to take him forward with quantum leaps? People saying the Shahada are people gonna say it in Mecca, it's been 10 years of difficulty, let me go to five, perhaps I will get to shareholders, those shareholders that bring happiness, so he goes off to die if he gets there. He meets with the seniors of five, five, this is what he does. He meets with the seniors. And we'll discuss why. And he did the books of Sierra. Some of them cite three seniors that he met with. And he tells them about one Allah and he tells them about leaving the way of the pagans and polytheism and worshipping idols. And some of the
books of Sierra Seifer is being one of the places that housed one of the major idols that were worshipped during that time. But these people were not courteous to Rasulullah, sallAllahu, alayhi wasallam, in the least. They were not courteous quickly, it became apparent Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
The past of the Quraysh with him, and his the hour, they will not courteous at all. It was one of those cases where you offer courtesy. You say Okay, brother, we'll get back to you. You know, that's what happens today. Somebody comes to the job interview, you don't want to hire him. You don't want to break his heart at the job interview. What do you do? You say please leave us your details. We'll get back to you, isn't it? There was this is called courtesy. There was no courtesy. They said rough words to him. They said sentences which naturally would hurt him sallallahu alayhi wasallam. One of them said, one of them said, If what you are saying is indeed true, then I will be the one to go to
the car back and tear the price of the car. Remember, these people reveal the caravan it was honorable to them. So for someone to say the statement, he was adamant that this is utter nonsense, because nobody did hear the truth of the car. Right? This is for for one's coat and coat if we say they had a spiritual self, this is very bad. Secondly, you will have opposition people will attack you because of it. One person said to him, if what you are saying has any truth, I will be the one to go tear the roof of the car. So the hurt himself Allahu alayhi wa sallam. The second person says, I don't even want to hear another word from you. Allahu Akbar. Another head comes to Rasulullah
sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Another person says has no one else besides, besides you found Allah. You're the only one who found Allah. What is this? This is ridiculous. Right? This is not conversation. This is ridicule. Right? This is blasphemy. This is sarcasm. Right? None of us will tolerate that. We take offense when somebody's sarcastic. So this is what they did to him. In the narration. It says Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to him, I said to them look to more meaning Let's keep this keep this discussion between US and US, between us. And there's the lesson the reason why I'm telling you this lesson. Remember I said I'm not going to story tell everything.
But we are going to highlight certain elements elements that I need you to know so we can deduce the lessons and apply them today. So Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam leaves them and spends 10 days in pxrf, inviting towards Allah mixing with the people, quote unquote, listen, mixing with the people, mixing with them, not hiding away from them. You must mix with the people. He mixes with them. There's no one that he meets, except that he invites them to Allah subhanho wa Taala. He honestly thought he would be more successful. His endeavor was to, to opportunity to be diligent to the command of Allah when Allah commanded him to convey the message. Remember, we discussed as a Muslim
excellence is the minimum requirement. If you live for Allah, and you do something for Allah don't give Allah subhana wa Taala anything less than excellent. Don't give him anything less than the best. Don't give him Allah subhana wa tada something mediocre. You got to offer excellence. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was commanded
To convey he was conveying for Allah, he was not going to offer anything less than the best and remember his job. When we talk about excellence, we talking about excellence in effort, not in result. It wasn't in his hands who accepted his message, but it was in his hands who would listen to his message, right. So he was being excellent salallahu alayhi wasallam. Now, what happened?
These people will find a title to his message. These people had no affiliation to him. There was no Abu Talib, there was no tribal members of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam around So not only did they express
anger, verbally, they manifested it in action.
So they verbally abused Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and then they physically abused him. And as he went away from them, they picked up stones, and they started stoning. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam
Subhana Allah, a mercy to the worlds he's come to them to tell them that which will benefit them. He wasn't asking them for money. He wasn't asking them for women. He wasn't asking him for financial standing. He wasn't asking him for material well being. He was telling them to say la ilaha illa Allah says that which will save you from the hellfire. This is for your own benefit brother. They stone him salallahu alayhi wa sallam until he bled, and his feet bled. We never hear about him breathing in 10 years at the hands of the operation Mecca, and now after losing his father figure after losing his wife after the sanctions after the Muslims have to go to have Russia after strife
and strife and strife. The greatest test comes upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he is physically harmed. He is stoned. He's bleeding and Subhanallah his young companions he decides to defend the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam by diving on top of him taking a bullet for him. He dives on top of him and the books of Sierra say a stone hits the head of zayde and the head of Zaid begins to bleed and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam decides to become more intense in his running away from these people and he looks for refuge. And finally he finds refuge in the establishment of two people by the name of Tibet and shaver. These were the two sons of robbia
famous names in the Sierra.
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
So he takes refuge here. And these people see this man beaten trodden upon, they feel sorry for him. So they send the slave boy by the name of adepts. They send him he was a Christian slave boy. They said why don't you just take this bunch of grapes and go give it to these people go give it to these two people.
So this boy comes to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam with these grapes. But before this, my dear brothers and sisters, before this, before this Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam settles in these people's establishment. You can only imagine a human being sweating, bleeding, burning, hurting, the blood is coming out of your wounds that burns not so you can only imagine this. He looks at the young boy he's bleeding. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. We discussed the other day, your problem he made it his problem. If he saw you bleeding, he wasn't worried about his blood. He was worried about your blood. So naturally, emotionally as a human being he is even more affected
when he sees the blood rolling down the face of this young boy who accompanied him to invite to Allah subhanho wa Taala and he sees this sallallahu alayhi wasallam and he turns to Allah subhanho wa Taala and he makes that famous this drive that should be rooted in gold, he turns to ally and he says yeah, Allah, Allah, Allah.
Allah Allah to you I complain of my weakness. Oh Allah to you I complain of my resource lessness my lack of resources Yeah, Allah to you. I complain of my weakness and my human humiliation. Before these people. Yeah, Allah, you have the Most Merciful. You are the Lord of the week. You are the master. Who else can I confide in Yama? I can only confide in you. Who else can I confide in? Can I confine them to people who are being ill towards me who are harming me who are fighting me? Yeah, Allah. As long as you are not angry with me. I am not concerned about anybody. They can do what they want to me.
As long as you are not angry with me Allah as long as you are not angry with me Allah I am not bothered about anything for your protection and favor is abundant upon me.
After being beaten easier Allah your protection is he doesn't say your protection is with me. He says your protection is abundant upon me.
Who is this man?
Who is this man are servants of Allah? No Children of Adam. You know when we say Muhammad Rasul Allah, this is you should understand what you saying oh seven of Allah. When we talk about following the way of the messenger, following the Sunnah, understand who he was. Allahu alayhi wa sallam with blood rolling down him with blood rolling down his companion, he turns to Allah and says, Yeah, Allah, your protection is abundant upon me by Allah, which one of us here does that to Allah? subhanho wa Taala. In the good times, who does it? Forget about? You know, we talk about the difficult times who does it in the good times, who thanks Allah in the good times, you know, or we
have people who only remember the difficult times. And then the good times we attribute success to myself to ourselves. It was my deal. It was my negotiation. It was my idea. It was my ability. It was my education. It was my skills. This is how we've become brothers and sisters, who is turning to Allah and saying La hawla wala quwata illa Billah there is no power no mighty except from Allah wa he It wasn't me it was Allah subhanho wa Taala I only did what I could do, because Allah permitted me to do it all praises belongs to Allah who gave me the ability to build this this mansion to build this enterprise to build this business. To build this organization to do this data, to speak the
speech to pass these exams to earn this financial standing and material well being all praises belongs to Allah. If it wasn't for Allah, we would be lacking.
In ease, we forget Allah. Look at Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in his greatest difficulty. He has the best praise for Allah subhanho wa Taala. He's not complaining. He's praising Allah, your protection and favor is abundant upon me. And then he says, Yeah, Allah, I seek refuge by the light of your countenance by which all darkness is dispelled and every affair of this world and the next is set correct. And said right from your anger descending upon me, I am not bothered about their anger. I'm not bothered by the anger of the parish. What bothers me, Allah is your anger. As long as you are happy Allah, nothing worries me. They can take everything away from me as long as I have
you. Yeah, Allah I have everything. La ilaha illa Allah.
So he makes this amazing.
It's a it's a longer dua, but this is the crux of his Doral sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, right? I think we all should take a few deep breaths. We need to get our
The, the normal breathing rhythm, the rhythmic pattern back, right sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So you know we have much to learn from the messenger. So coming back to what we said earlier after he makes this amazing do I and I told you this earlier that I shall be Allahu Allah. She wants told the Prophet what is the hardest day of your life? Oh no prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, it must have been awful. It was rough. It was tough. We were winning and next minute we were being attacked from behind.
We lost people. He lost Hamza.
He was also hurt physically. sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says
he describes the hardest day, the day of the hottest day of his life. This is where we've reached my dear brothers and sisters.
And he's in this establishment and these two people offer him a bunch of grapes via this slave boy. And Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says Bismillah La ilaha illAllah. He doesn't forget Allah. You know how many of us start eating we forget to say Bismillah before we eat, right? And we've been living in the boundaries of Allah throughout the day. Everything's been easy. Everything is gone to plan. Our children are in good schools. We live in good homes, the bills are paid for. Everything is taken care of. And we sit and eat and we forget the provider. Allah subhanho wa Taala Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in all this difficulty, he says Bismillah and he takes these
grapes. This young Christian boy says Hold on a minute. What you have said is something that the people of this region don't say. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to him, where are you from young man? He says, he says I am a Christian from a place called minhwa
Saracen Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says minhwa the place of
Prophet a you have a you so this boy became so excited. You know, it's only natural when you in a strange place. And then you meet someone who knows something that you know, you become acquainted immediately, you know when I was in university in Saudi Arabia, right I was in Rio, this is a university for foreign force for for local Saudi Saudis, not for foreigners like Medina. So the class is full of Saudis. And then you have two or three foreigners, right? That's how it was when I was there, two or three foreigners. And you know what, we never knew each other from, you know, with no affiliation from before. But it just happens that we are also a study together every day in every
It just happens. We don't speak the same language, we all learning Arabic, but we sitting together, it's so happens that we just comfortable sitting together. Why? Because we share the common fact that we are foreigners in this class. Just that fact made us friends. We start eating together, sharing things with each other, like we knew each other for years. It's just human nature. So this boy, he finds someone finally, who knows something of his hometown, his home place. So he's so excited. He tells him that, you know, how do you know au? And Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam explains that he's my brother, you is my brother. He's a final prophet. So this boy starts kissing
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam his head and kissing his hand and kissing his feet is so excited, Mashallah. And he knows, you know, the Christians, obviously, they valued their profits, they knew what the problem with the profits were. And one of these two people
he turned to the other one, and said you will you've lost your slave boy to the strange man.
Anyway, the slave way comes back. And these people advise the slave Boy, that lesson stay away. Stay away from people who can corrupt your beliefs. Your old beliefs are fine. You see, it's human nature. We don't like change. It's how it is even when you renovate the house. Emotionally you feel you know that, that that table was there?
I feel I feel had to move it to the other side of the room. It happens, isn't it? We like things now in Mecca, the renovating Mecca we know the expanding the harem how many people like the old harem is gone? We saw it for years you feel sad, isn't it? So we normally become attached to things which are settled, and we don't like change. This is this is it. So these people are telling this boy, that you know what?
You know, keep on believing what you used to believe that's better for you don't listen to these strangers. Anyway, then Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he
we find in the Sierra that after this, this rest this pitstop, he decides to go back to Makkah. And when he reaches karma,
Allah sends debris in with the angels of the mountains. And what's apparent is that these angels were controlling mountains or two mountains that were on the right of mosquito Tara on the right of mosquitoes. And in the authentic sunlight states that they said that if you wish, this angel says, if you wish, I can bring these two mountains together and crush everything in between. Allahu Akbar.
Allah is the Greatest assister of His Messenger.
His Messenger went through hardship, the hardest hardship, Allah sends the greatest ease. But La Ilaha Illa ma Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam never ever happen having an identity crisis, never ever making it about himself, but always making it about Islam. never letting other people dictate his values, never allowing other people to walk in his head and in his heart with their dirty feet. He sallallahu alayhi wa sallam calling to Islam and not to the brand of Muhammad calling to Islam. He says no. Raja insha Allah, Allah will bring from their progeny will bring from their children, people who will understand the message people who will worship one of us of Hannah who
attalla if we In other words, he saying if we destroy them now, we won't see those those projects. I am not a prophet of revenge, I am a mercy to mankind. I am a mercy to the world's I'm paraphrasing. It's as if he's saying this sallallahu alayhi wasallam and he refused the offer to crush everyone in between. So
you know, I would love to spend time on this. But Alhamdulillah I think we spent an entire episode before discussing this. This whole issue of calling to Islam and not to yourself according to Islam and not to your Facebook page according to Islam and not to your organization according to Islam and not to whatever worldly gain you want to gain from it. Call to Islam. Your endeavor should be lifting the name of Allah, you endeavor should be lifting the teachings of Rasulullah saw
Allahu alayhi wa sallam. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was about Islam. I can get harmed, I can bleed, I can lose, but as long as Islam doesn't lose, I'm okay. He only got angry for the sake of Allah and he was only pleased for the sake of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Imagine if it was you and I stone beaten in Salford and we had an angel to say, we can crush them with Allah
hamdulillah you know, but one minute let's go back quickly, I need to go back to these people. Isn't it just to tell them? I told you so the punishment is coming.
And maybe in front of them will count 123 Bismillah maybe this is human nature. Look at Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam I, I really want you to understand who he was or servants of Allah, that you know us. We have these egos. Forget about your egos. Think of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam you have your pride, forget about your pride. Think of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam
fear rasulillah he was sweating Hashanah. Indeed in the Messenger of Allah is a perfect example. A perfect example for everything and anything you want to do in this world. You want to eat He's the perfect example for you. You understand he is the perfect example for you. You want to teach He's the perfect example for you. You want to be a spouse is the perfect example for you. You want to be a parent is the perfect example for you. You want to be a propagator. He's the perfect example to you. You want to be a neighbor, you want to own a company, you want to be a community member, a leader, a teacher, whatever you want to do, he is the perfect example for you following him and by a
law what law he was in law, he was a law he will never go wrong. You will never go wrong. I swear by Allah follow his way you will never go wrong. You might feel at the beginning like you losing but by Allah in the long run, you will never ever lose I swear by Allah.
Because this is the promise of Allah subhanho wa Taala
very quickly before the time comes to an end Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam then spends the night in prayer. Allahu Akbar, he worships Allah. And then he decides to go back to Mecca. And the young boy tells him Oh prophet of Allah, how are you going to get back in? There is no more Abu Talib there. How are you going to get back in and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says to this person says to this person, an amazing speech. He says to him, Jose, Jose, Indeed Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah is preparing an ease. And indeed Allah subhanho wa Taala will make His revelation and His Messenger apparent. Look at this hope in Allah.
And then he looks at some of the people there to to help him get in. And some of them refuse, except one man, one man by the name of motoring, even ID remember this name. And with that, we have come to the end of the important points that I want you to take care of in terms of this journey to five. Tomorrow, we're going to go through these points one by one, and extract lessons that you and I can use today. And I think today also we've already learned lessons from the Sierra that apply to us now in the 21st century. I love you all for the sake of Allah. May Allah grant us life and preserve us in his obedience. I mean, may Allah bless these words, and May Allah bless you all until next time,
Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh