Channel: Sajid Ahmed Umar
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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah who Allah Allah, he was happy he was a limiter Sleeman. kathira nila Yomi Dean, a MOBA.
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I welcome you all to episode number
Season Two blast from the past Sierra in the 21st century, live from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. My dear brothers and sisters yesterday we discussed the main events pertaining to the prophets that are in a place called Five. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is down in a place called five and I shared the pieces of information from this event that I would like us to ponder over so that we can extrapolate lessons
in the 21st century and inshallah we will do that, in today's episode, Episode 11. Just very quickly, part if by the way, is actually referenced in the Quran
is referenced in the Quran, in Surah, number 43.
Number 31. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, and they say, if only this had been revealed to some great man of the two towns of the two towns, the scholars have to say that these two towns being referenced here, or referred to here in this area refers to Makkah, or five, Mecca, or five. So this is just a footnote to the discussion, because yesterday we discussed some of the special features of life. Now coming to the many lessons My dear brothers and sisters that we can
extrapolate and deduce from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam going to die if are as follows and before we begin, we ask Allah to grant us strength and we say that there are Bismillah he was 13 and Robin be him with a barren Marina. Well, hamdu lillahi Leddy Havana, Illa civilian Humpty watch the band. The first lesson My dear brothers and sisters, there our requires strategy.
strategizing, when propagating to Allah subhanho wa Taala is from the fine points when conveying the message of Islam. Where do we learn this from? We learned this from Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his decision at this point in the 10th, year after lubu, after Prophethood to actually go to Cardiff. And we cited yesterday reasons, right? The fact that he lost his main support systems, the fact that as a human being, you feel that sadness, and the fact that, you know, attaining the Shahada medium happy, right. So there were factors there, he strategized. Right. And also he, you know, thought it was in the picture given his childhood with
Halima growing up in the outskirts of Mecca. Nia, right. So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam strategized appropriately here, we also learn this important lesson of strategizing from the fact that when he got too far, if he started by meeting, the senior people, remember we said he met three of the seniors of bar. And he gave them the data. Right? He didn't start off with the community. He started off with the seniors. And this is an important strategy, right? Because if the seniors accept the message, then what's going to happen? Everybody will follow through till he and as we say, in the Arabic language, meaning they will follow through appropriately and automatically,
right, that's what will happen. Because the seniors have accepted people follow what the seniors do. If our senior see it as Okay, then, you know, it's okay. But if we see it as good, but our seniors don't, then we still have reservations. This is how people are, they follow, they follow their seniors. And this was the excuse of the Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. In fact, this was the excuse of all the people that the prophets went to with that, you know, in the law, they would say, Are you telling us to make our idols one hour loads one, right this is a indeed and I think this is a strange thing. Are you telling us to go against what our forefathers did? Haha, you see people
always want to follow
What the seniors are doing. So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam strategized appropriately, you start at the top, it's going to save you resources, in terms of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam time, with regards to us and business and other and matters of our mundane lives, then we always talk about saving time and money. These are two things we always look at, you know, when we when we speak to our team members when we introduce a project or a product, right? Or we work on a marketing strategy or a branding strategy, right? Mashallah. I'm told this Masjid is full of Mashallah businessmen and business women. Mashallah. So, you're always looking at working in such a
way whereby you are maintaining resources, right, you are not wasting resources, you are actually biting more than you can chew. And in that circumstance, you say this is this is a this is better, this is a profit, right? You hire less people to do the job of more for example, or a job that will take a people normally three days you're doing it in one and a half days and hamdulillah because you have strategized the greatest use of resources. Like for example, somebody might ask why is blast from the past between mockery Venetia, this is the term that people eat. Right? We are sitting from Tunisia, we have to ask Raja Raja that was his decision. But I think it is a great strategy
Mashallah. It's a great strategy. Right? Because people will be present. We know what happens after a trucker Mashallah, right. I was joking with Brother Raja The other day I said the first day I observed tarawih Mashallah, sir It was a day after a trucker everybody was making Salomon leaving. So we do on
on read, we greet each other nicely and we depart. Right. So on another note, I traveled to some different massages, different massages on some of the nights and Mashallah, this seems to be a normal apricot and and people begin to disperse. It's best to stay with the Imam until the Imam finishes Why? Because then you can get the reward of praying the whole night.
If whoever prays with the Imam until the Imam finishes, he will get the rewards as if he stood up the whole night. So even once you sleeping, it's as if you had you that hamdulillah so this is a great reward for those who find the stamina to stay till the amount finishes. You know, I was at a school the other day and we were talking about excellence and a sand and I was telling them you know,
when a person works for the sake of Allah, they don't go to work because there's a clock, they don't leave work because there's a clock and I was explaining some people Mashallah they strategize. What do they strategize? They strategize how to leave work, you know, work finishes five o'clock, they know they can leave at five because we have to put in the clock, right? They have to clock themselves out. So what do they do? By 430, they start planning departure, we start making salam to everybody. Now, we don't make Salam on our time, make Solomon work time, five o'clock, we should be racing to the car. Now if I have to make Salam and Salama is going to become 515. So for 434 35 we
plan you know, I need to start shutting down the computer saving the file, sending that email by five o'clock, I must be at the counter to prop myself up. And then I told them, some people plan to leave work by the time they arrive to work. So people said how does this happen? I said, let me tell you how this happens. This happens by you parking your car in reverse. You see some people in the morning when they come they pop the kind of reverse it's already ready to exit? Mashallah. So the other day I was at a Masjid and they said, Look, we have some machines we have to carparks I said really Marsh allies? What's the purpose is it you know, male copper, female copper. And why to
carparks there's no one is the carpark and when is the 20 Raka ad Kappa Allahu Akbar. This is a this is
this is a Sunni geria meaning all encompassing Sydney in Malaysia that even the massages are thinking now we need space for to carmax Baba Mashallah Baraka In any case, the lesson brothers and sisters, we need to strategize. Be clever in how you observe this power. And not just with our in your business with your children. You know, even with our children, we need to strategize how we take them off watching too much TV, how we change their friends circle, how we introduce technology in their lives. You should think you should sit down with your husband have a board meeting, you know, we have board meetings at work, have a board meeting with your husband, let's have a meeting.
We need to now strategize. What's the rollout plan here? Are we going to give them an iPad and then a phone or a tablet and by the way, I don't advertise products. It is a slip of the tongue. It's no commissions for me to tell you what technology to use.
But let's go general tablets, smartphones, right, strategize how you give it to them. And when we give it to them, how should we teach them how to use it? Some parents forget about strategizing. They don't even teach their children how to use anything. They give them a smartphone, give them a tablet, give them social media, give them a Facebook account, the fact that everybody does it, go ahead and do it. And then
problems begin to come into our lives. So strategize My dear brothers and sisters. It's not about you know, our child is naughty. Are we going to take all your toys away, no strategize. We shouldn't be reactive. As we said, we shouldn't be passive. As we said, we should be proactive, right? There's a way out of everything. We need to sit down and work out the best way of doing things, the way which is best to ever which is conducive to the entire situation, which includes time and resources. So we learned this from the fact that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam went to thrive, and the fact that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam spoke to the heads first before going to the
people. Right? And also then he spent 10 days in.
The other lesson that we learned, my dear brothers and sisters, is that
we need to defend the son of Rasulullah salallahu alayhi wasallam. Yes, we can't defend the body of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he has passed away. But we spoke about zayde when they were stoning Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam how he jumped into the way he jumped to as if he was taking a bullet for the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam right. So we learn from this today that we cannot defend his body, but we can defend his teachings we can defend his honor. And time and time again. We have discussed that the best way to defend Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam is by putting his son into practice. That's the greatest way the mightiest way Allah subhanho wa Taala
says pull in kuntum to hipbone Allah, to be only you, boo boo como la jolla. philippou bacaan Allahu Allah Rahim. Allah say say to them, oh Mohammed, that if they truly love Allah, if they truly love Allah, then they should follow you. Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam follow note the term follow. Follow Hamas Allahu alayhi wa sallam, and then Allah will love them and then Allah will forgive them. And indeed, Allah is the most forgiving, the Most Merciful. And in the authentic narrations. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Shahrukh to fecal matter in Temasek to be length of the key tabula rasa he he said sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I have left with you two
things. And if you hold steadfast upon them both, you will never go astray, irrespective of your problem. If you go back to these two things, it will help you it will guide you it will sort matters out for you. What are these two things, the Quran and the Sunnah.
Of course, upon the understanding of the pious predecessors, not upon the understanding of just some Mohammed Yusuf Al Hussein, who gets up and says, You know, I had a dream and in my dream, I saw that this ayah means this is a Baraka law of karma, Kareem, you better do his thing. No, we understand the Quran and the Sunnah based on the understanding of the pious predecessors before us, because they were definitely a more pious generation. And the level of taqwa was at a different level. Right. And the level of facade and corruption on Earth was not at the levels that the earth and the world would witness after them. So they definitely were particularly in terms of their understanding
of the Quran and the Sunnah, based on how Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam taught it to them. So this is lesson number two. Lesson number three, the power of
the power of
never, ever forget to MIT brothers and sisters, Mashallah I see a lot of being made after Salah in JAMA with the man here. But make dry by yourself.
Make your own, from your own heart with your own words. This is a weapon that Allah has given every Muslim Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has described to as the essence of worship, and he's described as the weapon of a believer. Do I my dear brothers and sisters is the start of all success. It all begins with dry because who is the owner of success? Allah subhanho wa Taala who is the owner of change? Allah subhanho wa Taala How do you hand in your application to Allah subhanho wa Taala via via dua, right?
So never forget, my dear brothers and sisters. Allah subhanho wa Taala sings substantiating this point that I'm saying while Akina La Habra la Kumu A man was a Yahoo
The lubicon waka la kumoko for a while for super well received.
And Allah says Bonilla who use a key Masha.
Allah says Allah can allow us a key Masha. Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us instead it is Allah who purifies you in another Ayah but it is Allah who purifies you in another ayah. It is Allah who made Eman beloved to you made Eman beloved to you.
Right? So it all starts with Allah subhanho wa Taala. Today, unfortunately, when we enter problem, we pick up our phone, we look at our contact list, the network's right, who are the high level people in my contact list that I can contact to help me who has links, who can be the middleman for me who can get me to this minister or this individual or this leader.
That's fine as the means. But you forget about the one who controls all the means of loss.
Right? Sometimes we release a task to our teams at work or in the organization. And we as if we we've put our entire trust in the ability.
Yes, have a meeting discuss the strategy. But don't forget the one who controls all the means who will make your team members successful, who will make your your your your employees successful, who will make this project successful. The one in whose hands is all success. Allah subhanho wa Taala La La quwata illa Billah there is no power, no mic except from Allah Don't forget the owner of all success. And yes, we can ask people to make dua for us. There's nothing wrong with this to ask pious people to make up for you. But the tragedy is when you ask people to make drama for you and you don't make drama for yourself. My dear brothers and sisters, Allah says in his book, I'm a huge
evil. Either the
fire chief was to Allah says Who is the one who lifts the difficulty of the desperate one when he raises his hands and asks from Allah. And Allah corrects the situation and lifts the difficulty, a lie saying who is the one who does this? Illa whom Allah is there any other God besides Allah?
Who is more desperate in your situation? My dear brothers and sisters will lie. When you ask someone to make dua for you that is fine. But understand that there will be no better do as in your because you are the most desperate for yourself to succeed. The person who you ask him to make drama for you. He loves you, yes, but he's not desperate for you to succeed as he's desperate for himself to succeed. This is human nature. Right away you say? Who answers the call of the desperate one. When you are in a predicament, you are the most desperate one. So you should be the one turning to Allah and asking from Allah and understand that it is your duty. That is the weightiest and heaviest than
any drug that can be made about your situation. May Allah grant us the understanding. Today, we ask everyone to make but we forget about ourselves. Somebody has exams we have our university students here, Masha Allah make dua for me I have exams make dua for me on facebook guys I have exams make dua for me, we tweeting the whole world knows you have exams he asked me Mashallah.
The whole world knows you have exams he makes for yourself.
Make up for yourself. We all are granted the understanding and mean I mean,
the etiquettes to do our which we should learn they are important times when do as I accepted we should learn those as well from the greatest time for the month of Ramadan especially is is that that time the time before
the time was we fasting, and just before we break our fast and the last hour on the day of Juma when it rains, these are all great times to make dua, my dear brothers and sisters, unfortunately, this is not the setting for us to have a seminar on. But nonetheless, I'm highlighting these points for you to take heat off. From the lessons that we learned my dear brothers and sisters is that it is permissible to take gifts from non Muslims. It's permissible to accept a gift from a non Muslim. Where do we learn this from Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam accepting the bunch of grapes that were sent to him by the two owners of the establishment that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi
wasallam entered right to to to take refuge in from the abuse and punishment of the people of Thai. So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam accepted these grapes, which means it's permissible to accept a gift from a non Muslim. Is that clear? This is just a fifth he benefits a Judas
benefit that we can take from this. Also my dear brothers and sisters, we learned from this, one of the lessons that we learned that there is as much as about what we do, as it is about what we say.
Right? Where do we learn this from? When Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Bismillah, before eating, he was reciting the DA before eating, he was doing something. And when he did that, Miss slave boy, when he heard that he became enlightened, and he said, that you have said something that the people of this peninsula and region do not say, That's what he said. Write this boy to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam inviting to Islam yet? No, but he wouldn't miss the action of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, right? And remember our previous statement that the speed of light is faster than the speed of sound. People
see you before they hear you. If you're edible, your character is correct. If your adverb and your character is correct, this is the hour in and of itself. In fact, we have seen today, people who invite to Allah, if they are bad in character, if they are bad in business dealings, people don't want to listen to them. Yes, the speech is perfect. But because the, the the personality, right, because the brand is corrupt. People don't care about what you're saying. They say, No, we can't listen to this person. This person speaks this, but he does that. Right? So the hour is all about walking the talk, and talking the talk, and walking the walk as though you'd like to say today.
That's what the hour is about, that you put everything into practice is not that you speak a speech and you follow something else.
Now, let me qualify My dear brothers and sisters, this doesn't mean that if you know something to be good, and you're trying to bring it in your life, and it's still not there yet, that you should not invite people to it. I'm not saying that brothers and sisters. Our message now is make sure that you're a clean person when you inviting people to snap, because if you're not clean, it's gonna pollute what you say. But it doesn't mean that for example, you are not performing Serato but you know salata, Boucher is very good, that you shouldn't teach people to perform Serato as long as your heart wants to bring Sonata to her into your life, and you asking Allah to inspire you to be able to
do it. Go ahead and teach people because you would not be considered a person who's forgotten about himself. Is this clear? brothers and sisters? Right? islamically you would not be said to be a person who's saving people once forgetting themselves? No, because your heart wants to bring it about and you really trying, right? You making a serious effort, but you weak. So you're not forgetting about yourself, you are in the process. And this is important. What is dangerous is when you carelessly sin, and you don't care about it. And then you tell people you know what do good. Right, this is dangerous. We're not saying that what you're doing is bad. But we're saying you're
doing a dangerous thing. Because you're saving other people whilst forgetting about yourself. And Allah loves for you to save yourself first. Right? Allah says in his book, I said maroon and Nashville bear with unsewn and fusa. C'mon keytab.
Allah is saying you command people to do good. And then you forget about yourself. And you are the one who's reading the Scripture. Do you not think? Where's your intellect? Where's your common sense? Right? So Allah subhanho wa Taala doesn't praise a person who is careless with himself. And that is why, from a fifth perspective, it is disliked insula, when an opening happens in the line in front of you to stay on your spot and let another person take it. Meaning you actually tell someone else to hear you take it this is known as ether for Salah, this ether is not encouraged by the Sharia. If there's a space in the front line, you go to it, you raise to it, because there's more
rewards to play to praise Allah in the the the the front lines, right? The more in front, you are the greater reward. Now you you stay back and say no, you go for no reason. You're trying to be courteous.
And it's good to be courteous, but the Sherry says in Salah No, you should go forward. So the fuqaha have deduced that this is a disliked practice, and it happens today, you know, and even if it's somebody out there and the eldest person feel offended, They mustn't feel offended if the young boy the teenager, the 20 year olds, 30 year old, some of us are 60 that he old rushes forward, we shouldn't feel offended. In fact, we should smile and say Alhamdulillah And may Allah bless us with the opportunity next time and we should be happy that we have young people who are rushing to Allah subhanho wa Taala we shouldn't become upset with them and say you disrespecting your elders, no,
because they actually respecting their elders, they respecting a lot more than
What it is, and we must respect our elders, but we should respect Allah more if it's more beloved to Allah that we rush to the opening, and not stay back and read it. You know, sometimes it happens the place is there and nobody's going and you want to go but you purposely stay back and say, No, no, you go, you go, I want to stay here. I want to read Salah with my friend, for example, you doing yourself a disservice or servant of Allah. So take lesson from this May Allah grant us the understanding. I mean, we also learn from this, my dear brothers and sisters, that Allah honors who he was when he wills how he wills. And we learn this from how Allah Sanji breed with the angel of
the mountain, to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. This was an honor from Allah, to send an angel to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and tell Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that Allah has put me at your command. You tell me and we will crush these people. Love that is an honor from Allah. So understand that it is Allah, Zuma Yeshua, he gives honor to him. He wills Will you the Luma Yeshua and he disgraces who he wills. May Allah make us from the honorable mean, Yoruba. And I mean, we also learn my dear brothers and sisters, what we said in earlier episodes call to Islam and not to yourself. And we learned this from Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did not
tell the angel to crush them. Rather, he made that their children become Muslims, Allahu Akbar, even though they stoned him, but it wasn't about him. It was about Islam. And it was more conducive to Islam to keep these people alive. So Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam could you lie to them tomorrow, if they were crushed, they couldn't be there. Our endeavor could not happen in this place. Look at Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam lived for Allah, his life was an endowment. It was all about Allah, not about the name Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam and we've discussed this issue. In other episodes, we also lend my dear brothers and sisters, the power of Salah. Why?
Because after all, this happened. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as we see from the story, he spent the night worshiping Allah in Salah.
Never forget Salah My dear brothers and sisters, the times of ease at the times of difficulty, like we also say, Don't forget, at the times of ease at the times of difficulty, and the greatest joy you can make is in your Salah. Because the closest you are to Allah is when you are in solitude. And we know that the sitting in Russia would be for the Salam is a place for you. If you make a dua in your Salah, it's definitely the most noble circumstance that you can ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the understanding. I mean, we also land My dear brothers and sisters the importance of having good hope in Allah subhanho wa Taala because remember they, he turned to bahamasair Allahu alayhi wa sallam, and he said how are you going to go back to McKenna? As if to say there is no Abu Talib? How are you going to get entry into Makkah? How will you get entry into Mecca? There's no Abu Talib anymore. And Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells him that Allah will make an opening. And Allah is the supporter and assist of the progress of this Deen and Allah is the assistant and support of the progress of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
despite what happened, he still had good hope. In a mind we discussed this first in the one that we worship alive we have good hope that Allah subhanho wa Taala will accept from us we don't doubt that Allah has an accept maybe he hasn't accepted our fasting. Maybe he hasn't accepted our Torah. We're absolutely not this is. This is though, in a way is being disrespectful, my dear brothers and sisters, if you believe that he is a rock, man, there's nothing that should make you sad, if anything, you should be 99% insha Allah, that it's accepted. If, you know we say 99% in terms of being respectful to Allah subhanho wa Taala. right because Allah has kept our knowledge of his
happiness hidden. Right? That's why we say 99 but it's as good as 100 Indeed, Allah can give us even if we don't worship Him. So what about if we worship Him? subhanho wa Taala. So have good hope in Allah that is accepted. The suta la Sol Allahu alayhi wa sallam, he had good hope in Allah. He says, Don't worry, Allah will support us. We will get back into Makkah. The next lesson brothers and sisters. Last but not least, is that we are allowed to seek assistance from a disbeliever because Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam sent messages into maca
asking support to get back into maca. And people refused except one man by the name of Albert.
Albert army by ID. This man accepted and he helped the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam get in. So we learned from this that we are allowed to take a non Muslim as a means of assistance if Allah has made them a means of assistance. They're human beings and we are inter communal beings. We live with one another right
So we can get assistance from an and Muslim. And we also learn brothers and sisters from the story that we should reciprocate goodness. We should reciprocate. Goodness why this Albert? Even ID? He has Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam get back into Makkah, after the Battle of better when the Muslims and the Muslims had captives Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, he said, he said that, if I looked to me, Bill and Id spoke to me about these captives, I would have left the captives to him. Allahu Akbar, he never forgot the good. He never even though they he was a non Muslim, but they're non Muslim did good Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam remember he said if
he today was to come to me and say, oh, Mohammed, let these people go. I wouldn't have forgotten the good he did to me in the past, getting me back into Mecca. And I would have left these captives to him. So Hannah law lesson after lesson after lesson, but time
goes by fast brothers and sisters. There's something else I wanted to say. But I'll leave it for tomorrow inshallah and at the beginning of tomorrow, so you sit in LA, you sit in early, right? We Allah subhanho wa Taala bless these words. And we Allah subhanho wa Taala bless you all. May Allah subhanho wa Taala accept our deeds. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala inspire us to be greater followers of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and May Allah grant us all palaces next to the palace of our beloved sallallahu alayhi wasallam we can sit with him and tell him about the wonderful nights we had in Ramadan in Malaysia in 2015. Learning about his amazing life, and how
relevant his life was to us in the century that we lived in Indeed Allah is upon our labor. I love you all for the sake of Allah until tomorrow insha Allah Subhana Allah who will become the Hispanic Lama, or the Ambika eyeshadow Allah Allah halen stuff to the lake wa salam o Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh