Channel: Sajid Ahmed Umar
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My dear brothers and sisters in Islam. All praises belong to Allah subhanho wa Taala and peace and salutations be on the final messenger Muhammad Abdullah 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. I welcome you all to Episode 21 as was announced in this season to blast from the past era in the 21st century. Yes, so Pamela Ramallah started, and Irvine is quickly coming to a close, it always happens. You have this six month countdown then a three month countdown then a one month countdown and countdown to the month. And before you know it, you're almost halfway
through the last 10 nights of Ramadan. It just happened right Subhanallah This is from the signs of
from the signs of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam tortoise of the coming together of time, yet the power of
time begins to come together. Well, you have a 24 hour day but it feels like it's only 12 hours. And we touched on some of this during previous episodes. We ask Allah to grant us Baraka in our time, in our health, in our wealth in our deeds. I mean they are
so Episode 21 and we had planned for this Ramadan 25 episodes to ensure that I get home on time for eating so I can reunite with my family once again Mashallah they've been patient, may Allah reward them. Remember them in your da my wife, my children, my parents, they happily allow me to travel to do this work Allah help them they remain patient Alhamdulillah not once do they say that you need to come back quickly they say we missing you but hamdulillah Allah will reward us inshallah. So make dua for them and make dua for the families of
the families of the
who also traveled and the families have to exercise great patience in Allah subhanho wa Taala except from our families and we Allah subhanho wa Taala big them neighbors to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam me mean your upper eyelid. So 21st episode which means after this we have four more, and inshallah we hope to dedicate those four to the hitch era, because this marks the end of the Macan phase and the beginning of the Medina phase, which will be dedicated towards season three and season four of the series blast from the past ask Allah to grant me life to complete.
What has been anticipated I mean, Europe and Ireland me. So my dear brothers and sisters, we discussed the second leg and events surrounding the second pledge just before yesterday's, or the end of yesterday's episode Masha Allah, and
we had some very candid statements, statements from the uncle of Rasulullah, sallAllahu, Alayhi, wasallam. And our best statements from carrying statements from us edibles, Aurora, very candid statements, right. You know, business statements, we would probably call these statements in today's day and age, we say, Man, he means business, right? This was the reality. And all these statements surrounded this concept of look, you better know what you're getting into. You better know what you're getting into. Right? And as you heard in one of the statements that you, you know, you defend him, as you defend this as part of the pledge, you defend him sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, as you
defend your wives as you defend your children. Right. And our past is telling them that understand that you putting your families in danger, you putting your wealth in danger by taking this man into your care. Obviously, they know because when the boycott happened a few years earlier, it didn't only affect the Muslims, it affected even those on the operation who are not Muslims, but they supported Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Yes, they intended blood support, not religious support, but their wealth and their families came under scrutiny. And we're not free from the persecution that was presented to all those who associate themselves with Rasulullah sallallahu
alayhi wasallam and for those who ponder My dear brothers and sisters
The 21st century, we are lessons. We are lessons in a falling following the center. It has its price. It has its price. But we'll come to that with Milan. So what lessons do we learn my dear brothers and sisters? Well, the first lesson we can pick up
and pick out from the second pledge
is that patience is a key factor in the achievement of any aspects. You gotta be patient. Right? We had six people who came from yesterday been accepted Islam the following year throughout the following year, 70 plus three years.
Three years, the hitter is still to come. persecution is happening in Mecca. Yes.
Attempts to block the hour is in play. Yes. Is the hitter happening yet? No. could
happen at the click of a finger? Yes. But Allah makes the journey towards the hegira happen in this stage, three years plus, because we know again, it also involved our to be visiting tribes and visiting individuals, three years plus brothers and sisters. He hasn't happened. It's a work in progress, that the hedgerow will happen, but it will happen when it will be a great feature. It will happen when it will be a substantial hitron a mighty Hydra, when it will leave a statement that will be discussed till the end of time. This is the reality of this era. And we know that Islamic calendar is based on what after his Allah subhanaw taala. It actually became the dating system of
Islam. The calendar of Islam is after his era. It became the dating statement of Islam during the reign of Omar Abdullah.
It was his decision of the Shura to make the dating system of Islam to come from after the hitter of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, to Medina what a massive statement is his role was so patients, my dear brothers and sisters is the recipe of all success. We act in haste, and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said a larger lie to me.
Large relative militia acting in haste is from the devil.
being patient is a Muslim trait, not a devilish trait. It's a Muslim trait. And we must take this lesson today in the 21st century when we start especially msgid. When we start, especially in our organization, when we start, especially a Muslim development program, be patient, take things slowly but surely start the program properly. I'm not saying that we should delay beyond what is required. Absolutely not. But I'm saying if you stick to what is required, there's nothing wrong in it. There's nothing wrong in it, you don't have to jump at the push of a button, because somebody else is doing something. And somebody else said something. Now, you got to be true to who you are. And
having patience starts by understanding who you are and who you're not. That's where patient starts. today. We have organizations they start, but they don't know what exactly they want to be doing. They want to copy some other organization. Then a couple of years later, a new program that some other organization starts that gets so much recognition, right, we need to do that. Also. You see those guys are doing it, we need to do it. You see, that's good work. Look, it's starting. Come on guys. Why are we not doing it? That's what happens. You know, we started organization insecurely. So we have insecure tendencies, this is what happens, right? Be patient. Before you announce your
organization, sit down. Ask yourself, what will this organization be? What will it serve? What won't itself? What world do I want to create via this organization, you must have clarity, what is this organization going to do? Before you start screaming the name and jumping on Facebook and announcing and telling people to share, share, share, share, share the name, when there's no substance can substance Be patient work going forward. And earlier we discussed the importance of using your resources properly the correct strategy, having this patience helps. Today we have organizations that are like I've described. And then we have other organizations who sort of are a bit better than
what I've described. But they love to tread this path of the extreme inclination, you know, you have the graph with the with the tangent, which is almost vertical, you know, you like unknown to known with almost vertical tangent, your growth spirals.
And when that happens, if you scrutinize this organization, you'll see that their back end is very weak. They all about the front end, it's all about the show, no personality. And remember earlier we discussed personality trait versus character trait in earlier episodes during the beginning of Ramadan, and the beginning of our series together. That one thing is to be a show.
But the other thing is
is to be a character, where you are truly what you show.
And you are what Allah subhanho wa Taala sees you to be not like the personality, the personality people see you to be amazing. But in reality, you might not be amazing. And Allah knows you're not that amazing. So with massages with organizations with Islamic development programs, always take care of the back end, as the 21st century has made the front end, beloved to you. You love the back end, as the 21st century has made the front end, beloved, what do I mean by back end? Your services, Roper services, you might need Customer Care Service, this is a back end function of a program. That's being professional now. Right. This is just an example, the functionality of your website,
the intricacies of your program. Right. Beyond the bells and whistles of your program, the back end brothers and sisters, I mean, it's a long discussion, right? And you will you would learn this in in contemporary sciences, especially those who are studying business management and business strategy. Right. So this is just a this is just a point that I'm sharing with you that we can learn from the way this has happened to happen in stages, get everything fixed first get Medina ready, make Medina fertile to receive the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam, what's the point of the hedgerow and he's gonna go there and then have the same problems he had in Makkah, rather be in Macau, he's known
is better for him. He's known he's got family who supports him. Now he goes to Medina, he has problems with no support. He has problems with no
with no familiar, you know, association with people on a familiar basis as he has in Mecca. He grew up in Makkah, he knew the ins and outs, the gates that take you in the city, the gates that take you out of the city, right, he knew the visitors that come into the city now you go to a foreign land, different system, different culture, different visitors, perhaps certain words are specific to that land different to Mecca. And you put yourself in a situation where you're getting harmed, the ground was in fertile and this is the back end function make the ground fertile before you plant the seeds. So in three years, Medina became fertile ground to receive the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
And we will see that when we discuss the future, so this is lesson number one, lesson number two, my dear brothers and sisters,
spending in the path of Allah subhanho wa Taala spending in the path of a line what will make you understand this point? You know, the second condition of this pledge was what that you spend at times of ease and during times of difficulty. This is what Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam cited in the pledge, which the people from yesterday had to accept that you're spending in a large way happens during the good times the easy times when you have plenty. And it happens during the difficult times when you have less
spending in the path of Allah This is a mighty lesson My dear brothers and sisters, and indeed this is beloved to Allah. And if we look at the Quran, whenever Allah talks about going out in his path, we see Subhan Allah, that Allah put spending in his path, before putting our bodies in his path, be unwell, even more unforeseen, be unwell, or unforeseen, be unwell he went to see him time and time again, Allah says with their wealth and themselves, with their wealth and themselves, with their wealth and themselves what's first, our wealth, spending in the path of Allah? In Islam? We don't have this concept known as donor fatigue. Have you heard of donor fatigue, say we've donated too
much money we were tired of donating. This is a Western concept donor fatigue. You know, now even your money gets tired of going into charity. That's what they This is the concept of donor fatigue. Allah subhanho wa Taala. In his book, he says, What is aluna comanda?
They ask you what from what should they spend? And what should they spend on? And what should they spend from? Allah says fully love.
Anything excess to requirement is beloved to Allah for them to put in a last pass, which means you might have five got 500 but you need to so give three for our sake. This is what it means. Yes, five is not plenty. Yes, five is a difficult time, but you need to his beloved to Allah if needed. You put three in our spot. So if Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam makes the call for donations,
you donate in the good times and the difficult times. This is it my dear brothers and sisters, and Allah subhanho wa Taala says in his book in the fourth Jews, about those who are beloved to Allah, and the price that Allah gives to those who spend. Allah says
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Allah subhanho wa Taala says as March 4, to march 4, to the forgiveness of Allah and to agenda, a paradise that has a width which is greater than the heavens and the earth, La Ilaha Illa greater than the skies and the earth. Who is this gender for Allah.
agenda prepared for them with a boon for the people of taqwa and we in a month of seeking Kappa, yes, you ask, give me practical ways to attain taqwa. This is from the practical ways go and spend in the path of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So who are these mythical Nia Allah, who I think Allah tells us
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says this Mr. Kuhn that you ask about they are those you will feel that they spend this at times of ease, what the law at times of difficulty Allahu Akbar, what is Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam asking him to do here.
And then what will tell him in lie, we are those who suppress anger when they become angry, will Athena and Ines and they forgive people who wronged them, visa.
Allah says Allah
and Allah loves those who do good. Allah calls these people to do as of good spending during the times of ease and spending during the times of difficulty for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala Of course, not for the sake of attention in the media and the newspaper.
And understand Oh servant of Allah, no child of Adam, that when you spend in the path of Allah, this is not sacrifice. And that's why I don't like the word sacrifice as I said yesterday, and I don't also like the word donation, and I also don't like the word donor, because in Islam we only invest when you do it for a light only investment.
And let me just tell you something my dear brothers and sisters, you know, we like to use this word sacrifice, sacrifice your wealth, thank you for sacrificing your wealth. somebody gives some money Mashallah when he sacrificed his wealth, what an amazing person. Let me tell you something, in case you didn't know you cannot sacrifice that which you don't own. You can't if I give you 50,000 ringgit.
And I tell you, brother, Raja Dr. Dean, next week, I need I'm gonna call you I want you to give it to somebody. You say okay, I call you next week. I say like, this is the person you have to give my 50,000 rent gets to you say okay, then you go to that person and say, brother, I have 50,000 ringgit for you. This is my sacrifice.
What will the people say to you? That you are lying, my friend. This is not your sacrifice. This is not your money. How can you sacrifice what you don't own? Right? You can't sacrifice what you don't own. And let me tell you something, you might have forgotten. I have good thoughts that you know, but you might have forgotten. Allah subhanho wa Taala says in his book
ways one through seven, bn Allahu
Allah says Indeed Allah has bought from the believers bought from them, their wealth and their life, in exchange for gender. So Pamela, we sold our wealth and our life back to Allah in exchange for gender. So what do we own gender and our key to it is the mercy of Allah and piety and so on and so forth. But the mercy of Allah which comes inshallah as a result of our piety and taqwa and what is what are now our wealth in our life. So I asked you who owns the money, who owns the money, it is a law who owns the money, and then Allah distribute it amongst us. He gave some people more money. He gave some people less money, distributed it he didn't give it to us. It's here as a trust. As a
tourist. He gave some people long lives. He gave some people shorter lives. He took our life, he bought our life, he bought our Well, this is, you know, as if what has happened and why is explaining to us in a way that makes us understand properly. And Allah distributed it to us as a trust. And that is why when you go back to Allah, you will answer what did you do with the time that Allah interested upon you? What did you do with the wealth that Allah interested upon, you know, tell him
If it was your life and your time, why should you answer about what you did with it? It's my business. Right? It's my business, my money my time. Why am I questionable? Because it's not yours. Allah gave it to him trust in exchange for gender. Understand this. So when you spend your wealth and your time, the way Allah wants you to spend your wealth and your time, this is an investment. Allah receives it and multiplies it for you and gives you back. Whoever does one Allah gives 10
Subhana Allah and as Allah says in the Quran, it multiplies. Allah talks about seven stems that a person plants and a lot put 100
Allah blesses the stem to receive 100 sprouts.
to receive 100 sprouts Subhanallah so you planted one seed
and Allah made it 700 this is investment not so you spend one you got 700 back.
Once he gave birth to seven steps, seven steps, each them carries 100 habla
Subhan Allah. So seven times 100 700 your one became 700 this is an investment. You spend your time for the sake of Allah. Allah makes your agenda even more beautiful. This is an investment Alhamdulillah so who sacrificing Can Can you please tell me where the sacrifice is happening from a logical perspective? You see, when we see this as investment, not sacrifice, nobody can say I have donor fatigue. You can't you can't see I'm too tired of, you know, joining the masjid program joining this program this weekend program you know I'm investing my time Alhamdulillah I'm investing my wealth Alhamdulillah and tell me who loses when they invest with Allah subhanho wa Taala who
loses? But you know when you do sacrifice, when you don't follow Allah commands, and you don't follow follow the teachings of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam here you sacrifice What do you sacrifice what you own? What do you own inshallah Jana? For those who don't follow the directives of the messenger and the teachings of Allah the sacrifice the Hereafter, they've given it up for nothing.
We Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the understanding.
I mean, I'm just sharing with you perspective My dear brothers and sisters, there's no hard Arabic terms here. It's common sense we know this we know investment we know sacrifice, we know donation and donor we know these terminologies. I'm just putting it in perspective for you in light of this lesson from the second pledge, right? And let me share with you something else before I move on. And that is when Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on read up. He slotted to Rams club shaney amla Haney running as is in the sooner he started to Rams which were white and black in color and had horns.
And then he told
go and distribute.
And he went out and he came back later. And he says Yeah,
what remains? What remains. So she's happy. She says oh prophet of Allah, nothing remains except the shoulder. Allahu Akbar. I gave everything away.
They might have been things that I wanted. Now I gave it all I just kept for us the shoulder.
Nothing remains except the shoulder. He turns to her some Allahu alayhi wa sallam the greatest teacher, our leader, our beloved May Allah gather us with him in gender mean? He turns to her and says yeah, I don't say nothing remains except the shoulder. Don't say nothing remains except the shoulder. Say everything remains except the shoulder. Everything remains except the shoulder what you gave out that will remain and the shoulder we will use
what you give for the sake of Allah that remains and what you spend on yourself that is used Subhan Allah Allah What an amazing man he was sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So this is the second lesson My dear brothers and sisters. The third lesson is to invite towards good and prevent from evil. This is the way of the messengers and this is the legacy of prophethood that has been passed to this ummah. And we see this in this pledge that people invite towards good and they prevent from evil is not a case we you see vice in society today. And you see I don't care about it's not my problem is his downfall. It's her downfall. It's got nothing to do with me My home is in order. This is dangerous,
my dear brothers and sisters, this is the best omen. This will be the first to be questioned on the AMA, and this will be the first to enter agenda because they carry the legacy of the MBR Elisa was Salatu was Salam. The legacy of Nova the legacy of prophethood and the crux of prophethood was the inviting towards good and preventing from evil. If you leave this role, what will be our
status on the day of servant of Allah, no child of Adam, we have the privilege of being the last. But the first to enter agenda, because we have the weight of prophethood on our shoulders, if we become selfish and all about me, myself and I, and I don't care about her kids and his kids, and that family and this family and this society, as long as I am okay, then you are leaving and forsaking the legacy of Muhammad, Abdullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, this legacy that was not given to one man, but given to an entire Ummah, and understand that Allah cursed by Nusra, even when they left inviting towards good, and when they left, preventing evil,
Allah curses them as Allah says in the Quran, why can
they never used to stop people from being evil? And what happened after time for Alou, they start to do the evil with them. This is what happens. My dear brothers and sisters, this is what happens. That's why never close your ear to the Silent Voice in the corner. That same people this is wrong, think again. Don't close your ear to that voice because everybody else is doing it. No, my dear brothers and sisters, perhaps that voice is the voice of your salvation. Because there is the voice calling towards good and preventing from evil. May Allah grant us the understanding. I mean, you are open alameen take this upon yourself, my dear brothers and sisters, and start with your families
because charity begins at home, get your families in order. Get your children in order, invite them to good make them regular Salah, teach them about Zika warn them against Riba. Yes, this is the legacy of
Salah, and this is the job description of this.
We Allah forgive us for our lack of application and lack of diligence. I mean, you're obliged me.
But let me cite a disclaimer. Before we move on. I wish I could to talk more. But so Pamela, so many points, so little time.
Do this data with wisdom.
Don't do this in a way that creates a bigger problem. Don't invite to Allah in a way that splits the community. Don't invite to Allah subhanho wa Taala in a way that causes animosity. This doesn't mean that we shouldn't invite I'm trying to create a balance for us brothers and sisters. Because we have two extremes. We have those who say we must do the hour, and they split the community during the hour. And then we have those who say no, you know it's too hard. The community this dishes, keep quiet and leave people to be this is wrong. We must tell people what's right and what's wrong. But we must do it in a way that does not split the community. It doesn't mean somebody is practicing a
wrong, then we should boycott them and leave them. As I told you earlier episodes, boycotting has its rules, you can still be friends with them, you can still invite them to your home and visit their home on condition that they are wrong doesn't affect you and your family. Of course you must protect yourself. So we're not talking about splitting communities, we are talking about observing our wisdom that brings people to Allah subhanho wa Taala. We are not granted the understanding me, brothers and sisters from the lessons very quickly an abstract lesson that we can learn from this pledge. The second pledge is that, you know,
it was more appropriate that the Quraysh did not accept Islam first.
Why would we say that? You know, if I have a message, and my team accepted, people will say that's a conflict of interest. That's his team. Why should we take it seriously. That's his team, they behind him, we shouldn't look at the numbers that have accepted Islam with him, or the number of people that have voted for him, or the number of people who are supporting him, those are his people. Those are his people. Right? It was more befitting that a people from a different region come and accept Islam. When people start analyzing this, they say Hold on a second. There's no conflict of interest here. His own people are fighting him. And these people are accepting it and they have no previous
relationship, business relationship or nothing. There must be some reality to this message. Let's contemplate this is an abstract benefit, right? I'm just sharing an abstract thoughts that Imagine if the Polish accepted Islam first before the unsolved before the the house and the house. Right? It could be said, Allah knows best. It could be said that, you know, start convincing for us all. Muslims not convincing those eyes people is from the tribe. They speak the same language, the same Arabic, right? They have blood between them. But here we have a case where someone who's not your blood is accepting your message. So this causes other people to say Hold on, let's consider this.
There must be some goodness in this. Does that make sense? brothers and sisters. So this is an abstract benefit from
the Sierra from this pledge. Another lesson that we learned my dear brothers and sisters, is that your word is everything. Your word is everything. Look at this pledge.
Were there any contracts being signed?
Do you see anyone calling for pens?
paper with this is your word is everything. The pledge was similar to what you and I would call a handshake today. We shake on it, you know in English. We were shaking it, brother. Yeah. Today handshake means nothing. word means nothing. Let's write it down. Put it on paper, please. I want it on paper. I trust you, but I don't trust you enough, is read on paper, right? You see this? You see this? I trust you. But I don't trust you enough. Yes. No doubt from the hairiest perspective as well. It's good to document things, especially in an age where people are less pious, people feel a lot less. They backtrack on their words, they backtrack on the agreements, May Allah forgive us.
This pledge of security pledge of support, pledge of defense was only done with a handshake. And an entire history happened La Ilaha. An entire history happened on the handshake. Imagine if all the Muslims went there, and it was abroad, to put them in unfamiliar territory and they were attacked? No, because of that handshake. There was the confidence Let's call people's word meant everything. Your word was your value back then.
Today, what is the situation My dear brothers and sisters, we are protectors. In fact, from the signs of hypocrisy is you say a word and you backtrack on it. You say a word and you backtrack on it. You take someone's America, you don't give it back. This is from hypocrisy has taught to us by Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
Allah forgive us and protect us. Let's teach these good values to our children that we make that we consider our word as our contract as our signature. That Allah is the ultimate witness. When Allah witnesses our word. We don't backtrack on it ever. I mean, you're
from the lessons, my dear brothers and sisters, is that religion is why religion is revelation. Religion is not emotion. Religion is not your common sense. Religion is not what society says. Religion is washy. Where do we learn this from these unsolved after the pact and agreement is done. They say oh prophet of Allah, we are powerful people. If you wish, we will lend our swords on the necks of the police with sunrise.
powerful words, emotional words.
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells them, we are not people of emotion. We are people of Revelation. Allah has commanded us to do this. Go back. Go back. You see this?
It's about religion. It's about washing. It's about what did Allah say? It's about Allah, Allah. It's about Allah Rasool is about my forefathers. It's not about my culture. is not about my practice is not about he will feel bad. It's not about she will feel bad. It's not about I will feel bad. It's about Allah, Allah. Allah Rasool Allah say, and what it is Ross will say, one minute, one minute in the la hora, Sulu, amaura, a akuna la Murphy.
It wasn't for a believing male and a believing female that when Allah and His Messenger
site a decree and Queen, a decree that they felt that they had a choice in the matter.
So let me think about it. Oh prophet of Allah, I think about it. Okay. Allah said, do this, let me think about it. No, no, no, no. Allah said it is Ross who said it. That's it. I'm gonna get on with it.
Benchmark yourselves My dear brothers and sisters against the Sierra. Ask yourself, where are you from the generation of excellence we want excellence in this oma tread the path of the people of excellence. One last thing I'm gonna say My dear brothers and sisters before the event, is that, you know, what was said to these unsolved that understand what you're getting yourself into looking after this man
is going to entail harm to your wives and your children and your wealth.
Understand that in today's day and age, my dear brothers and sisters, don't be surprised by difficulty when it comes to following the sooner I have a beard, people look at me funny. People talk about me. I don't be surprised. This is the nature of defending Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the best defense of him in today's day and age when he's not with us is to defend that which is with us, which he left with us. And that is his Sunnah his teachings sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, revive it. And don't be surprised with the difficulty that you will face. This is part and parcel of following the greatest man who walked the face of this earth and sallallahu alayhi wa
sallam and as I said to you, my dear brothers and sisters, if greatness was being easy, everyone would be great. Take this lesson My dear brothers and sisters, it's time for South Asia. May Allah bless these words, and May Allah bless you all mean Europa al Ameen. Join me again tomorrow with the Lucha Allah. I love you all for the sake of Allah
Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh