Channel: Sajid Ahmed Umar
rukmani Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah who Allah Allah he was. He was seldom at the Sleeman kathira lamb Deen ameba Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatu.
All praises belong to Allah subhanho wa Taala and peace and salutations be upon the final messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. My dear brothers and sisters, I welcome you all to episode number 14, season two of our series blast from the past Sierra in the 21st century.
In our last session, we took some lessons from the famous SLR and Mirage, and we will continue with those lessons today be learning
from the lessons My dear brothers and sisters that we learn
from this great event in the life of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam is the need for us to avoid being apologists the need for us to avoid being apologists what do I mean by this? You see, what happens today is some people feel that they need to go to great lengths in making excuses for some of the established matters in religion,
right, like Rasulullah sallallahu, alayhi wasallam, having married I shall have your loved one. Right. And other matters, for example, matters pertaining to the prescribed punishments that Allah subhanho wa Taala has said,
we find some today feeling this need to become an apologist or go to great lengths, in making excuses as if, you know as if one is saying, Yeah, Allah, why did you know you decree this now we have to make all these excuses. This is what I mean when I say
the term apologist, we learn from this, that we should not be apologists when the Quran
was sarcastic, and deny, and then went on to test Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam regarding this era, and this Mirage, and with everything that was given to them, they still denied Him, they still became or they became even worse in terms of the opposition to him. We don't see Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam, making further excuses, trying to convince them further, he moved on sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Remember, our job is to convey not to convert.
And brothers and sisters with regards to making other people, especially those who are not Muslims, understand the marriage of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam to Asia, or the fact that the Sharia is based on justice, which means the Sherry I recognize is equity between males and females, and not equality as we hear or, or as is undertone by other civilizations and cultures today, these facts will never be understood by the other party until they come upon a common platform we must understand the certain times when you will be asked about the marriage of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam to Asia and you will see animosity in the person asking you as if this person is
disgusted, as if to say how can this How can this be? You find them asking about how Islam practices segregation, for example. And they might ask about the Islamic punishments prescribed by Allah subhanho wa Taala? Yes, they asked me because they can't understand. But you must understand. And I should understand that before we see a people that can understand the wisdoms and the answers that a Muslim would give to these matches, an introduction is needed, they must come upon a common platform. First, they need an introduction. They need to understand Islam, and the values of Islam, and how Islam came to us over a period of time.
And so on and so forth. These values have to be made manifestly clear, and they have to come upon this platform, once they on this platform. Now we can discuss the question. Now we can discuss what they're asking. But if they are on a platform, and we are upon a platform,
it's like someone speaking Chinese and someone else speaking English. This person doesn't understand English. He only speaks Chinese. This person only understands English. He doesn't speak Chinese and they're having a conversation what's going to happen. Right well
What's gonna happen?
Nobody's going to understand each other. They're going to spend one hour, two hours, three hours. And still, the instructions will be lost in translation as we say, right?
This is the same idea brothers and sisters. So the point is we should not become an apologist. What we find today is because
it's impossible to convince someone before they come on the common platform regarding the wisdoms behind the marriage of Rasulullah sallallahu, alayhi wasallam to Asia and the reality and the Islamic punishments and the concept of segregation, and so on and so forth. Because we, you know, we develop this understanding that they'll never understand what the basic answers, some of us develop this habit of making excuses. We start making excuses as Sherry
is blameworthy and now we need to make excuses on behalf of it. No, my dear brothers and sisters, the Sharia is honorable. The Sharia is honorable. It's above anyone's intellect. It's above anyone's whims and fancies and desires and wishes. This is the reality of the sharing of Allah subhanho wa Taala. This is the reality if you can't understand Lacombe. numele it to you is your way. And to me is my way. But we're not going to make excuses on behalf of Allah is Rahul because they never ever make a mistake. Allah is the all powerful the creator and his Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was acting upon the instruction from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Is this clear? My dear brothers and
sisters? We see from this hijra Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam never made excuses with them. Never tried to convince them further. They asked him this if described to us by the luck this Okay, this is plausible. Okay, some of us have been there. You've seen it. Let me describe it for you. Let me further tell you about the caravans coming back to Mecca, and the expected times of arrival, and the color of the animals that they have. And which color animal will come first into my car give you all these details. But if you still refuse, I'm not going to be making excuses that the reality is it happened and Alhamdulillah May Allah grant us the understanding. I mean, so jot this lesson down
from the Israel in the Mirage, we learn that we should not become apologists we should spread this Deen with honor. We should teach this deal with honor. We should express this religion with honor. There's no mistakes in it.
The other lesson My dear brothers and sisters, that we can extract from the israa and Mirage is the etiquettes of meeting one another, the etiquettes of meeting one another. And we learn this from the way Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam met his fellow prophets. Some of them said, You are a righteous son and a righteous prophet. Some of them said, You're a righteous brother and a righteous prophet. What beautiful words, what words of encouragement?
Looking at the positives, no need to focus on the negatives. This is the way we should meet one another.
And whilst we also learn and this is another point from the Sri in the Mirage, that we are allowed to greet people with greetings of our local languages, our local customs, our local norms, like saying Hello, good morning. Good afternoon. Good evening. Right? Once we are allowed to do this, and we benefit this allowance from the fact that when Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would get into the heaven, the greeting would be marhaba and Becca, which is welcome to you. So we learned that we are allowed to greet people with greetings that are known to our norms and cultures. But once this is true, never forget a Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. Because this Salah, and
this greeting, is not just a greeting, but it is a dua. When you meet your fellow Muslim brother and sister, and you say Assalamu alaikum. You are making dua for them. You are asking Allah to protect them from all harm both in this life in the next and the first person's harm is harm from you.
Listen to this, my dear brothers and sisters. When you greet someone with the seller, you are asking Allah to protect them from all harm in this life and the next, the first harm being your harm. And that is why a person cannot greet someone with the seller. And then still there Well, no, you can't. You can't greet someone with the salon and then backbite about them. You can't greet someone with the salad and be jealous about them. jealous when you wish Allah takes away from them their blessings. This is hypocrisy. You greeting them you make it into our that Allah protects them from all harm, especially your harm and once you greeting them
You have you intend harm towards them?
This is wrong My dear brothers and sisters so this Salah is not just a greeting, it's a dua and this Salah is also a means of building our agenda. Did you know this? When you make Salaam to one another, your agenda becomes bigger. Your agenda becomes more beautiful. Your treasures become plentiful, because Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam taught us that when a person says assalamu Aleikum, Allah it was them 10 rewards when they say a ceremony Kumara Matala Allah rewards them 20 rewards when they say As salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakatu. Allah He was them. 30 words Subhana Allah. So this Salah is not just a greeting, it's a dua number one. Number two, it's a means
of growing our agenda. So why wouldn't we greet with the Salah. Also, my dear brothers and sisters, this Selim is a means of unity being created between us, because Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught us in an attempt to grow love for one another in our societies. He said, a few Salam avena, that spread the Salah between yourselves. So we learned this from the era and the Mirage, the importance of greeting a person with a beautiful greeting. And now we've established that the best greeting is the greeting known as the Salah. From the lessons, my dear brothers and sisters, is the importance of having sincere advisors around us in our businesses. As parents, remember, we mustn't
be judging jewelry as presence as parents are in the presence parents. Right? We should have other sincere parents or elders that we look up to, that we visit and say look today in my house, my child, this is what happened. This is how I handled it. What do you think? sincere advisors, sincere advisors, we need this in our businesses. We need these in our organizations. We need these in our massages. We need these. We should never be judging jury in our decisions. But the people that we take counsel from they must be sincere people. People who sincerely want good for us. People who who will sincerely advise us is not that they worried how will we feel? You know, we don't want him to
feel bad. We don't want her to feel bad. So I didn't say anything. We hear this today, right? No, I didn't say anything because they feel bad. No BS NC advisor, where do we learn this from from Musashi his Salah, advising Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that look 50 is too much for you.
And being a sincere advisor, I've tried it. It was difficult. 50 is too much. Go ask Allah for reduction. When he comes back, it's still too much. Go ask Allah for reduction. When he comes back, it's still too much. Go ask Allah for reduction. This is what a sincere advisor does.
And by the way, my dear brothers and sisters, whilst we highlight this point of having sincere advises, understand the importance also especially in today's day and age, to keep your presence from Allah a secret. Keep your presence from Allah a secret Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam I said in a hadith which many of the contemporary scholars of Hadith have considered acceptable? Is there a new Allah Cava our eg convicted man for intellectually the near met in May Yasuda?
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, assist yourselves
in the things that you do
with the gifts that Allah gives you by keeping it a secret. Because anyone who receives a blessing from Allah has someone else who is jealous. And there's something known as the evil eye. There's something known as Black Magic. May Allah protect us from black magic and protect us from evil jinn and protect us from the evil I mean, Europa alameen typically Mattila his
initial remark Allah, we ask Allah for total protection from all evil, what is most beautiful of names and elevated or qualities, I mean, Europa, and with all the words that Allah subhanho wa Taala, has decreed. We ask Allah using
all these measures of protection that Allah has cited as protection to protect us from all evil, I mean, so protect yourselves. Do not announce to people your goodnesses
there is no need for it. Unless this person is a sincere advisor. A person who sincerely loves you. A person who sincerely wants goodness for you sincerely. They are truly happy with your progress. When Allah gives you It's as if Allah gave them when you go through difficulties as if they go through difficult when you celebrate, they celebrate as if they received the blessing. So Pamela that's how happy they are for you like our parents. Our parents are sincere
You know, when when we pass our exams, they are the happiest people like they pass the exams. But in many cases, you find our own parents, they don't have degrees, but they celebrate you passing your exam, and your degree as if they did so.
And today, we have a disease. And that is the disease, of having the least patience, and least time for the people who love us the most, and the most sincere to us, the people who have the most time for us.
We are the least patient with them.
And this is just food for thought my dear brothers and sisters, they are people who rarely have time for us, but we find we have the most time for them. It's amazing. It's amazing. And that's why we need to have those days. You know, today I was lecturing on alma mater Islamia, Islamic transactions and Islamic finance. And, you know, this is what we're talking about that, you know, we need days that we call thinking days, thinking days, you have a thinking day, you switch off, your whole timetable is blocked, why I'm going to think, come sit in the masjid, go to a mountain, go somewhere quiet. And Think. Think about your life. Think about your roles. You know, in life, we have mandated
roles. We are and we have elective roles, we have mandated roles that we can never give up. And we have elected roles that we bring upon in our lives, like the jobs that we take the positions in companies that we do responsibilities to the community, these are elected roles, ask yourself, Am I doing a good job? Where am I going with this? How is my relationship with Allah? How can I be better? What are my mistakes? Sometimes we have mistakes we don't even know. Because we're so busy. There's no time to contemplate. It's true. There's so much noise around us when people are not there. The smartphone is there. Facebook is there. Twitter is their social media is there WhatsApp
is there telegram is there people are never by themselves anymore. They never have those therapeutic moments. You know those therapeutic moments. We hardly have them anymore. May Allah grant us the understanding. I mean, from the lessons of this great journey, my dear brothers and sisters, is the lesson of the greatness of salah and what will make you understand Salah mighty our brothers and sisters. You know Salah, let me say every law of Allah subhanho wa Taala came to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam when he was on the ground amongst the Muslims, except sala de la sala was given to him when he reached a place that no one else from the creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala
reached. This is where Salah was given to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, every other law came to him when Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was with the Ummah and jabril was descending to him. This Salah was given to him directly from Allah, not via gibreel Allah His Salah. This is the first thing that Allah will ask you about on the day of the AMA. If the Salah stands, all the other deeds will stand and if this fella fails to stand, the or the deeds will never stand. This further is the pool and the Salah is the push for your Zakah for your fasting your Amazon for your hedge for your ATF for your recitation of the Quran, for your sadaqa for your kindness to your parents, and
every other good you can think of. If the Salah stands, it will push and pull every other good deed to stand and you will benefit from your deeds on the day of piano. May Allah make us diligent with our Salah, hydrea brothers and sisters. I mean, this is the reality of Allah. And Russ it was it was, I mean we can understand how and why Allah raised his messenger to the highest point ever seen by a creation that Allah subhanho wa Taala has created
when a loss of Hannah who attacked I gave him the sun.
We all love forgive our lack of diligence, my dear brothers and sisters, look after your Salah. It's important look after your Salah. It's great. Look after your Salah because Allah judges US based on it. You know the pious predecessors before us used to say
you know your place with Allah depending on your Salah, depending on your place in the masjid, when Allah brings you to the front rows, this is a great sign that there's acceptance of the last panel
right? A lot raises us based on the Quran and he places us based on Salah law and look at how much Orion is in the Salah.
What is our condition with our Salah today My dear brothers and sisters you know a cursory look shows that we find three groups of people today with regards to Salah. We
Have a group of people that have never observed Salah in their life. They've never tasted the sweetness of placing their forehead on the ground for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala
This is a group of people may Allah protect us from them and being from this group mean they are a group who have forgotten that Allah subhanho wa Taala said,
lira, believe me, they forget that Allah subhanho wa Taala has said do these people not think that they will return to Allah subhanho wa Taala. On a mighty day, the day of the AMA,
the day in which everyone created will stand in front of the Lord of the worlds.
May Allah protect us from this group, me. And then we have a second group My dear brothers and sisters, and this group, they are not like the first group, but they are not an ideal group. Because this is a group that observes the father, but only when they finish working. And only when they finish playing. And only when they finish talking. And only when they finish eating when they finish when they finish when they finish and I'm not talking about the eating that prevents us from a shoo in saara they can easily observe the Salah
but they deliberately delay the Salah This is the point.
This group is better than the first group no doubt. But this group is a dangerous group. Because this is a group that has forgotten that Allah subhanho wa Taala said for a little Mussolini and levena whom and Salah to himself that Cursed be upon those who observed their Salah after it's fixed and prescribed times. Why would you want to delay your Salah when the Salah is the means of success? Students that exam time they delayed further because they studying little Do you know that it is the Salah that will make you successful in your studies. People at work, they delay the Salah for sustenance. Little do they know that it is this fella there is a means of the increased sustenance.
These are people that have forgotten that Allah subhanho
wa Salatu was
to the taco, they have forgotten that Allah subhanho wa Taala says command your families to salah and be patient upon it. learners are newcrest Khan, we are not asking you for food. We are not asking you to become providers, we are not asking you to sustain.
We are the sustainers It is Allah who sustains It is Allah who is the Sustainer ALLAH forgive my slip of the tongue. We are realizing he is the Sustainer Wanaka to the taqwa and the good ending is for the people of taco.
Taco My dear brothers and sisters, don't let it be that after Ramadan, you become lackadaisical with your solder, because if you do, then that is assigned also have some problem with your Oman. And this is what I was calling same idea. Brothers and sisters, many people ask that how do I know whether my Ramadan was accepted? How do I know whether my head was accepted? How do I know whether my turabian Quran was accepted? The scholars say a sign of acceptance is that good habits that you never had before you did Ramadan, and suddenly you have after. This is a sign of acceptance. There were bad habits used to practice before Ramadan. after Ramadan, you left these bad habits. Or at
least these bad habits became more hated to you. This is a sign of Ramadan being accepted. This is a sign of Hajj being accepted, because the reality of good deeds is that they give birth to more good deeds, good deeds give birth to more good deeds. And that is why never let shavon deceive you nevertheless shape and tell you just do this action afterwards. You can become good. You can ask Allah to forgive you and become good afterwards. Don't worry to the sin Now don't worry. Don't worry. You can ask Allah to forgive you. Allah will forgive you. Ally's was merciful. Yes, Allah is most merciful. But who told you you will breathe after you do that? And you will have a chance to
ask Allah to forgive him.
Who is guaranteeing you that he shavon guaranteeing you that? Absolutely not. May Allah grant us the understanding. And then we have the third group and this is the ideal group, the group that is upon their Salah on time, every time a group that understands that all success and all of success is in the Salah and looking after the Salah, my dear brothers and sisters
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from the saloon, Amelia Bellamy, and May Allah raised us on the day of the AMA with the family of Salah Ameen. And may Allah raised us on the day of piano with the family of, of the Quran.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala knows best. From the lessons My dear brothers and sisters, that we learn from this Ryan Mirage is how generous Allah is and how nobody can reward us like Allah rewards us. Because even though 50 salaat were brought down to five, Allah will reward you as if you did. Allahu Akbar, who can reward you like this, my dear brothers and sisters, understand, you know, a lot of times we say Allah Karim Allah Karim Allah Karim, do you know what you say when you say always Karim? Have you understood it? Indeed Ally's Karim? He is so generous, who can reward your house in Jannah? If you offer 12 look at your sooner Rajiv, every day. For every day you pray these 12 Allah
gives you a whole house in gender by Allah asked you, how long will it take you to build the smallest real house in the dunya? How long? A week, 10 days? And how long would it take you to read the 12 o'clock action and 15 minutes 20 minutes. And for that day, Allah gives you a palace in general, which no I have seen, no ear has heard of, and no heart has ever dreamt of who can reward you like this? Who can reward you two years of your sins being forgiven? If you fast one day, the day of who can reward you the reward of having one year sins forgiven, if you fast one day, the day of Ashura, who can reward you the rewards of fasting the entire year. If you first six days of
chawan who can do this My dear brothers and sisters by ally asked you who can be bought like this? besides Allah subhanho wa Taala who can reward you the rewards of having worshipped Allah for more than 1000 months if you spent a few hours in worshipping Allah at night, and that night was later to Qatar?
Allah, Allah Allah.
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Walla river, my dear brothers and sisters, Indeed Allah subhanho wa Taala is deserving of all praise. Allah subhanho wa Taala is deserving, is deserving of not only our Salah, but a great Salah not only our evader, but a great evader, Indeed Allah gives us rewards better than we deserve, and only Allah can reward us like this. So what has put us in a deception about our Allah? What has given us allegiance to man and the creation of Allah? Allah subhanho wa Taala Yeah, you have nurse melhorar Kabira Pico Karim, Allah The Hala pakka so worker for either all mankind, what has put you in a deception of your Lord, who is Kareem, who is generous, the one who created you, the one who
shaped you, the one who fashioned you what has put you in this deception, where your Salah will be delayed for matters of the dunya where your allegiances to man, where you please man and you don't please Allah? What has put you in this deception? Oh man, May Allah forgive our paths. May Allah correct our thoughts. May Allah fix our hearts. May Allah forgive us. I mean, you're open. I mean, my dear brothers and sisters are leave these words of wisdom for you to ponder over. inshallah. Tomorrow we will complete the lessons from the era in the marriage. And we will dive into the next event in the life of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam and then move on as per our norm, whereby
we extrapolate lessons lessons pertinent to us living the 21st century, trying to imagine Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam walking with us today. Indeed he has passed away but indeed his son and he Sierra is with us. May Allah gathers with him in gender I mean, I love you for the sake of Allah Subhana Allah He will become de su pelicula homo become deca, I shall do it Allah, Allah Allah and Esther Furukawa to buoy Lake wa salam o Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh