Channel: Sajid Ahmed Umar
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Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
all praises belongs to Allah subhanho wa Taala and peace and salutations be upon the final messenger Muhammad Ali Abdullah Saleh Allahu 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. Welcome to episode number 15. Season Two blast from the past Sierra in the 21st century. We began two episodes ago the story of lasr and El Mirage, which is the travel by night and then the ascension to the heavens, they traveled by night from Mecca to Jerusalem to beta lock this and then the ascension to the heavens. And since then, we have been taking lessons from
this great event in the life of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
Yesterday, we discussed several lessons we'll learn
from those lessons was the importance of Salah in our lives, given that it was a gift from the gifts of Allah subhanho wa Taala to His Messenger salallahu alayhi wa sallam during that night during that night. And just as a to reiterate
the point and that point is always remember Salah is a gift. Always remember Salah is a gift, no matter how hard shavon tries to make you feel it's a burden. Always conquer that.
You know, Chapin's gooseberries by remembering it's a gift by remembering where Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah gave it to his messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, right? Remember the order of the surroundings, the aura of the event in which the Salah was given to us. So it's a gift. It's not a burden. And if anyone benefits from it, it is us. Right? Allah doesn't benefit from our sujood. It is we who benefit. May Allah grant us the understanding. I mean, you're open. I mean, the last point we discussed, and this is just the last two points Raja
Salah was the second last one. And the last one we discussed was Allah being generous, and the reality of Allah being Kareem, and how Allah rewards that you do so little, and he gives you a reward that no one can reward you with. In fact, it's a multiplied reward, so cannot be an errand and we get this from the fact that He rewards us 50 as if we have observed 50 Salawat
for those who observe the five times daily, Salah so we observe five very rewards us as if we've done 50 and this reminds me of a question which was asked the other day in one of the previous episodes, I spoke to you about
observing the Salah with the Imam until the Imam finishes and you get the rewards of praying the whole night. So one of the questions came in that you know, are there any other ways to get the rewards of praying the whole night? Perhaps this person wants to leave early. So we say no. The other way is to stand the whole night and pray.
But there is another way to end the rewards of standing the whole night because we learn from the sooner that a person who reads selects the Isha in JAMA with the Imam, then Allah rewards him for having prayed half the night and whoever then observed Salatu fecha with Gemma with the Imam, then Allah rewards him for having observed the other half of the 19 prayer as if he stood the other half of the night in prayer. So if you observe these two Salawat in JAMA, then Allah rewards you again with the reward of having stood the entire night in prayer. Imagine you sleeping and you are being forgiven. You sleeping and your agenda is becoming more beautiful, more palaces, more streams, more
forests, whilst you rest by Allah who can reward you like this. We Allah grant us the understanding. I mean, from the lessons, my dear brothers and sisters of this amazing event in this era is the importance of having a system
system and looking after the system and looking after the rules and understanding that rules are meant to be followed and not broken. The Islamic concept is rules are meant to be followed I know today, especially amongst the youth. It's meant to be broken. That's the exciting part about rules. How to break
The rules like
this is this is not a slightly concept, the Islamic concept is to look after the rules, because the Sherry Act came to bring about Muslims and benefit and increased benefits and it came to eradicate and remove harm. This is what the Sherry I came down with the clear ol masala water clean Alma fashion, what is reality? The Sherry came to make manifest and abundant benefits and muscle and goodness and it came to remove and lessen harm, harm. Breaking the system induces harm looking after it entails benefits. Traffic lights, for example, are a system a system there to look after life, the sherea would definitely promote traffic lights. Yes, we know traffic lights is is
something that came later on it wasn't there at the time of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. But if someone asked the question that would the Sharia promote traffic lights? We'll say yes, this is from a concept known as Masada and masala, the public benefits, right? those benefits that the Sharia wants to promote. And we understand it by looking at the holistic structure of the Sharia. Looking at the holistic values of the Sharia, one of the objectives of the Sharia is to protect life and is to protect wealth. Traffic lights help us protect life and protect wealth hamdulillah. So yes, the Sharia would promote traffic lines. This is what the Sharia is about. And this is just an
example. Right rules at home must be looked after rules at school rules at work, rules of domestic rules of organizations, Islamic organizations, especially follow the rules, government rules, meaning country rules, follow the rules don't travel to countries without understanding what are the do's and what are the don'ts because the law of the land must be looked after. And the law of the land is not as forgiving. You see that child agrees with me Mashallah. The law of the land is not as forgiving as the sherea sherea will forgive you if you didn't know. Genuinely I didn't know. So ALLAH forgive the Sharia forgives you if you forgot, Allah forgives you, the law of the land now,
you travel at 100 kilometres POW at at the policeman doesn't care if you are fasting today and you are bit hungry. He's not going to say no, I'm fasting you know Muslims fast Ramadan, we fasting we hungry. So, you know, without realizing we did 100 every day I drive at 80 This is the one office sorry, this is the rules. You need to be fine. Right? You need to be fine. That is the law of the land is not the same as the law of Allah. systems are there to be looked after. If you travel to a country, understand the rules, understand the rules of the customs and immigration. What do you require? What does your visa permit you to do? What does it permit you to do? Right?
must understand this brothers and sisters because when you enter, you have agreed to comply to the rules. And if you agree, then you must follow you must follow. Right? Because even if you don't use them for number one and number two, your harm is going to spoil the name of Islam. People will say this Muslims, you know, they don't follow the rules. So you are doing a disservice to Islam and a disservice to the message of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam So, we learn from the surrender we are asked to follow the rules where exactly do we learn this from? From how gibreel had to announce who he was before he got entry into the heavens, how he had to sort of knock at the door if
we could say that and seek permission to enter and the angel will ask who is with you? Yes we have clearance for someone who has sent to mankind engine time. Is he the one with you? Yes. Okay. Now you can enter
we know you gibreel but this is the rules, who sets the rules Allah subhanho wa Taala we follow. So the rules are meant to be looked after. And no one is meant to go against it unless the law says that this particular person has a special clearance with regards to this rule. Is this clear? My dear brothers and sisters. So promote this with your children, promote this with the teenagers promote this at work at the masjid organizations. Look after the rules. May Allah grant us the understanding. We also learned my dear brothers and sisters, the importance of establishing trustworthy people around us trustworthy people, and removing if you allow me to say quote unquote
the riffraff you know the riffraff people who are there.
They breathe around you
but they don't benefit you in any way.
In fact, they might just cause you harm.
Allah subhanho wa Taala. Through this israa and through this mirage. Through this, he made manifest.
He made manifest the pure from the impure. We had people like Abubakar, who said immediately, whether it makes sense or it doesn't make sense. I'm paraphrasing. It's as if he said this, did he say? They said yes. He said, this is what happened to him. He did this impossible thing of going in a split second to wade through the muck of this and then from there to the seventh heavens remember the operation? They didn't believe in the hereafter. So they didn't believe in this concept of heavens and so on and so forth. So this is what he's saying. What did Abubakar say? If he said, I believe
Allahu Akbar. Doesn't matter what I think he said it. He doesn't tell lies. I believe it. This is how you establish the trustworthy around you. Right? So I'm not saying we should start testing people. But I'm saying be diligent and
don't be in oblivion. Be diligent, and be careful and observe, learn from events, you traveled with someone, a few things happened, don't take it for granted. Learn from it, put it into memory plus that okay, I've learned this about my fellow friends. Right? Because not everyone is the same. Sometimes, you know, in the city, when you together, they're the most easiest of people when you travel, you see how fussy they are? It might be two o'clock in the morning, you tired? But no, they went to a particular hotel. It happens, isn't it? Like this hotel? Because I'm tired.
You know, we have a roof over our head a place to sleep? No, no, no, no, it was before stuff. Till we find one no one's going to sleep hungry, learn how you learn, oh, you know, especially very particular is very particular. Sometimes you find the person to be easygoing in the city. When you travel with him, you say no, he's very particular, he must eat this type of food, the food must be this temperature. And the taste must be of this sort of level, and this sort of quality, and so on. And so you learn this, we learned this about each other. So we should be observant to these lessons. Don't be oblivious, because experiences teach us about each other. Those who love Salalah alayhi wa
sallam was taught here, this was a manifestation, right? Because the Buddha was always close. But look how close he was now. Right. And these people from the parish we discussed yesterday, yesterday, the reality. And in previous episodes, when we spoke about the types of people around us, those who want to learn those who don't want to learn,
they only want to waste time. So in your circle, also understand who's there that can benefit you and who is there to waste your time and accordingly, allocate your resources, because you also must be responsible for your development not so brothers and sisters, we must be responsible, right. And also it makes life easier for you later on, you know, in corporate structures or in in the corporate field, they talk about conflict management, right, this is this is a, this is a whole program, right at the corporate level of conflict management. So you need to also engage yourself or engage this concept of conflict management, by being aware and learning from your experiences. So you don't ask
someone who's never going to help you to help you. Right? And you don't go with some benefit to someone who's not interested in your benefit to share that benefit. So you don't waste his time and you don't waste your time. Leola grant is the understanding. I mean, my dear brothers and sisters,
from the lessons of this great happening, this is Aurora. And this Mirage is
the lesson pertaining to
what we discussed earlier and the fact that you know what, nothing is impossible for Allah. Nothing is impossible for Allah. And the lesson that we also shared earlier. And I want to just reiterate it because now we entering this period of ease, right, the lessons are not as intense as before, and that lesson is that for every one difficulty, there is a minimum of two evils. And reward is proportional to effort. The greater the effort, the greater the reward, right, the test of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was so intense.
So look at the intensity of the reward of your sorrow. And look at that, you know, can you imagine seeing the unseen being taken to Jenna, seeing the different levels, meeting the other prophets? You know what, you know, we would call it a man boosting, but you know How refreshing that was for the messenger salallahu alayhi wasallam. How refreshing that was, because imagine, he's going through this difficulty and then he meets Moosa.
Musa can share his stories he makes use of use of shares his stories he meets Lisa, he says, Don't worry, just hang in there alone will get you through it. Right? If this is understand what you know the intensity of this gift, the intensity of this ease, and indeed Allah is deserving of all praise, and indeed allies upon all evil. With that my dear brothers and sisters, we come
through the shrine Mirage to the you know, the events in the Sierra after it. And what we find when we look in the books of Sierra is that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He toiled with the Polish as we know. And now Allah gave him this mighty gift. He went to Thai, he had the boycott, he lost his wife, he lost a father figure viktiga and greed support Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he realigned his efforts.
He so when we use the word realign, we might say, you know, he came, you know, meaning he had the way and he went off it, it came back and that's not what I mean. But let me not say realign, let's say refocused or he changed focus, he changed focus.
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam after this event, we see that he became more particular with invite with propagating Islam to the visitors that came to MCC
especially during the seasons of Orion hatch. Right. So, Lawson Allahu alayhi wa sallam after obviously analyzing the time spent with the parish 10 years plus, what does he do? He changes focus is not that he's given up that over to the parish. But he appropriately changes focus. Because we know MCE had the caravan. And Mecca had developed. So it was natural that people from different walks of life would pass through, either for water, or either for Amara, or either for Hajj. And because of hombre and Hajj, it became a hotspot for trade. So people would pass by as well for trade. We know this in business, right? We try and advertise with his foot traffic, right? Because
it cuts down our cost of customer acquisition. For those who have businesses, you know this, right? So if you come to Macau with your goods, it's a it's a great thing, because foot traffic is automatic in this in this region. So Rasulullah sallallahu, alayhi wasallam, now took the opportunity. And it was an it was an ample take to distribute the message or to focus in terms of his resources, his time to put a greater focus on these people. These people coming from outside why less baggage. They don't know what's happening in Mecca much. Secondly,
you know, when people shopping and they go back home, they share travel experiences, right? What bigger experience can you have than going home and telling people Oh, by the way, when I went to Makkah, they said there's a messenger sent by God Almighty Allahu Akbar, this is this is breaking news. Right? This is definitely something to discuss over dinner. Right? So definitely the the message of there being a Prophet would go back to all these different places. And that's we see Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam, giving Dawa to people who came from the regions close to Persia, and the and the regions close to Rome, and the people coming into Mecca from the north, and
the people coming into Mecca from the south. Right. And we find a plethora in terms of how they received this message. Yes, the majority rejected the message that rejected the majority, were not very pleasant with the message, but Subhanallah we find from them, people who accepted the message.
And this was, again, how happy would Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi. wasallam be when a Shahada came to be, right, we we've discussed this time and time again. So some people except that you had and we also find from these people, those people who didn't accept Islam straight away, but the message became incubated in their minds and their hearts as they went home, they were thinking about it, as they live back with their people, they were thinking about it. And then the time came, when it matured upon them, and they accepted Islam. So the result was an immediate, but it happened thereafter. The seeds were planted when they came to Makkah and Subhanallah we also see that as a
result of these people, accepting Islam with the people, then many people in the tribe started accepting Islam and also a logical deduction is that when you go back to your city and it happens, you know, sometimes you go on a holiday, you come back you say, Oh, you know, I went to the Maldives and it was like this and it was like this and it was like that, what happens to the people you speak to the seas of Panama inshallah, next trip will go to the Maldives or will go here or will go, you know, this is a logical deduction based on human interaction.
This is what happens, right? We benefit from people's experiences. So if somebody comes and says, you know, they think there's a messenger from Allah, and he's situated in Mecca. Now there's a new reason for people to travel. First people travel for trade over water, or for Oman, or for Hajj. Now the traveling because of, you know, this, this this message, that there's a, there's a messenger from God in Mecca, this is an attraction, because people by default, you know, we curious, and if something now ticks our curiosity, we want to go forward, and we want to investigate right, human nature. So now there's a new reason for people to come to Makkah. So a lot of sense. You know,
there's a lot of sense in the focus of the hour shifting to this a battle, and these of these individuals who came to Mecca, and these tribes that came to Mecca. And we spoke earlier about strategizing, you know, revisiting your plan, how well is it working? What's my efficiency? Right? This quarter? How efficient Have I been with the goals? next quarter? How efficient Have I been with my goals? In 2014? First Quarter 75% efficiency hamdulillah this year, first quarter? 65% efficiency? Why? What happened? We need a meeting, I need to meet my team. What went wrong? Did we set too high goals? Were they obstacles? Were there things beyond our control? Right? Let's
understand. So the next quarter, we get into the next quarter better? We don't have the same mistakes from here, which reduces efficiency later. Does this make sense brothers and sisters, this is how businesses are run. This is this is what we call efficiency, right? and sustainability. So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is rightfully now allocating the resources, allocating the resources. And you know what my dear brothers and sisters, I want you to hang on to every word that I'm saying. And think about the hegira. every lesson we take Now, think about it. And in front of it, think about the hedgerows. And I want you to join the dots. Because to Panama, that hijra which
is considered the greatest opening for the Muslim Ummah, indeed it was because it gave the Muslims finally a home that hegira These were the steps that would lead to that hegira happening. It was this hour to this visit visitors coming in. And the points that I've shared, that you know manifested and multiplied and grew and the intensity became more and more and more and more until two panela the hegira became something which could be a reality, and inshallah we'll discuss that in the upcoming episodes because we have the pledge of allegiance, the first Pledge of Allegiance the second Pledge of Allegiance by our two lacava alula withania. inshallah, we'll come to it. So this
is basically what Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did.
And when we look in the books of Sierra, we see that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to go to the people. And he used to say, yeah, you are nurse kulula illa, Allah to flu, oh, people say that La ilaha illa Allah and you will be successful. Right, this is what he would do. Now.
We have the courage never stopped. Because as the poor he saw that his attention is focusing to these innocent people coming in, or people who are not carrying the baggage, right? The baggage that is present in Mecca, we find someone like Abu lahab, following the messenger, you know what they call an escort, escorting him, while not escorting him to look after him. But let's call it an escort. Let's call it a tale. He was a tale. He was tailing the property. So Haley, he was telling the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says this message, a bola have shops on the top of his voice. Don't listen to this man. He's mad. Don't listen to this
man. He's a liar. Then in some instances, we find the courage coming together. And they would go and meet the heads of tribes, or bring the heads of tribes in and tell them look you are here. Be aware, we have a bit of a recession here, we have a big problem. We haven't managed to sort out for 10 years or more. This problem is long lasting. There's this man, his name is Mohammed is going to tell you ABCDE please from the outset, don't give him your time. And if you give him your time, don't listen to his message. This is what they will do. So the propaganda was shifting to the visitors. Right? In the fifth year. After Prophethood the propaganda was sent to Nigeria in Africa. That was
another episode and that was the last episode of season one which inshallah you have the links now and the DVDs will come to you Bismillah to Allah. Right. But so you know, propaganda. This is a lesson which we need to sit down with my dear brothers and sisters, because we see Islamophobia today, and the propaganda against Islam, and the rumors that that spread like wildfire, about the message of Mohammed about Islam, about the teachings of Islam. May Allah grant us life to take these lessons, but can you repeat
The Sierra in the 21st century. Right? When you are fasting, you know, this is the situation My dear brother, my dear sister The situation was was like that then as well.
It was like that then as well, when Islam wasn't even established as it is established. Now, think about it. A lot of the time we put our hands up and give up. Now, it's impossible. The problem is too big. This is our problem. We globalize issues, we globalize matters, it causes us to hyperventilate, and then we go unconscious. That's what happens is they call us nothing we can do, let's leave it. Let's just you know, worry about ourselves, our family pay our school fees, you know, we have three meals hamdulillah Buddha paid better, it's more peaceful to the heart, we cause ourselves to hyperventilate, because we globalizing the problem, we fail to realize that earlier
message I shared with with you all, that the the legacy of the hour was not given to one man, it was given to an entire Ummah, which is you and i, you and i, we are part of the solution, you giving up is only causing, you know causing harm to other people who are trying, because we are together in this is not one person, we are together in this, everybody has his role to play, everybody has a role to play you giving up is making it harder for your partner, the next person, the next Muslim.
So a Buddha would go and tell the Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam and do this and the courage to do this. But you know what, my dear brothers and sisters, this propaganda only cause some of the people to become more curious. You know, there's some people who don't allow other people to walk in their head with their dirty feet. They say look, if you want to walk in my head, clean your shoes first. Right Thing your shoes first. So when the police were doing what they were doing, they would go in go to the camera. And they would try and sit near the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and when he's praying Salah, they would sit and listen to the Quran. See, what is he reciting? They're
not speaking to him. They've been wearing saying let's just eavesdrop. You know, let's see what he's saying. And then they'll say to Panama, this guy, these words are pure. These words are good. Because as you will see some poets who are fluent in the Arabic language, they were the ones listening to the Quran in saying, whoa, this is something, this is something else. What is this? What are you talking about? Right? And we find from them those that accepted the message and went back home and call people to the message Allahu Akbar. So sometimes propaganda is good. And inshallah we'll, we'll, we'll discuss this when we take the lessons from the people that would, you
know, become curious and go to the message to the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Were people like suede. Osama, right. He was an eloquent poet, and he came to Mecca for either Hajj or Umrah. The books of Sierra mentioned either this or that. And the reality is we don't know if he accepted Islam. But what we know is that he wasn't an opposition to the message. In fact, when he sat with Rasulullah, sallAllahu, alayhi wasallam, it was a CODEL city from these people was up to fail. Even Amara dosi, who was a senior figure in the tribe known as a dose, right, the dose tribe, he was a senior figure, right. And this was from those that
met Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam and listened and accepted and went back and propagated some kind of law. So my dear brothers and sisters, this is the region of the CRR that we want to focus on. And as I said, I want you to hang on to every word that I say and tie it to the hegira right because we have big events happening now. Tomorrow inshallah, we will discuss the lessons of this Dao of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and then from there we will discuss the first Pledge of Allegiance and then in episodes to follow the second and then I will
add in our discussion,
the discussion pertaining to one amazing sahab I won't tell you his name, but we will discuss in the Shabbat because he was pivotal as well, in the hijra, becoming a reality. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless these words and bless us all, and May Allah preserve us with good health
and strength to attend the masjid for the remaining nights during this blessed month of Ramadan, especially since my dear brothers and sisters, the last 10 nights are about to visit us. Ramadan has visited us. Another guest is coming, known as the last 10 nights so we ask Allah to grant a strength so we can learn from the remaining episodes in season two of our series, and also search for the night of power, the night of power those people who are diligent from
I'm sorry, Muslim fetcher
during these last 10 nights, and it happens to be that night, then Allah will reward them the rewards of having worship Allah, or the rewards, which are better than 1000 months, better than 1000 months, right? And seeking knowledge, my dear brothers and sisters is a bad is a bad. So if you come and sit at our lesson in Asia and hamdulillah. So if you come and sit from Africa, Asia, you started your search for later to Qatar in a mighty way, because from the mightiest ways of worshipping Allah is through seeking knowledge. So make sure you spread it to your families, to your friends, to your loved ones, so you help them also search for this night. My dear brothers and sisters, we had our
morning session today. And one of the things that I shared with those who attended was that yes, we search for Laila to toddler at night. But to prepare for the search, you have to be amazing during the day. I'm just sharing with you some pearls here, pearls of wisdom. You know, if you prepare for a journey and you're traveling from Missouri, you have to fix your car before marketing. Make sure there's water in the radiator, make sure there's the right air pressure in the tires. Right? Make sure the air conditioning is working. You can't just now from Muslim start and then you have problems and then you you don't travel that that evening, correct to incorrect brothers and sisters
logical progression. If you want to have an amazing night and catch later to make sure your days amazing. Make sure you look after the tsunami. Make sure you look after the prayer. Make sure you look after your tongue. Make sure you give charity be amazing with a line the day and Allah will assist you at night. The Center for sorry, the pious predecessors, this is the last thing I'll say. They used to be asked and how do you ensure that you stand up at night? And they used to say that if you want to guarantee your standing with Allah at night, look after the Rose of Allah during the day, look after the laws of Allah during the day and Allah will bless you to stand during the night.
I leave you with these words. May Allah love us all. And may Allah decree from us the sighting of the night of power I mean, Yoruba alameen, wa sallahu wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi Marine Salaam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh