Come what may, remain firm!
Channel: Sajid Ahmed Umar
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A heart touching lecture delivered during Covid-19 Lockdown highlighting the reality of Istiqaamah (Steadfastness), what it entails, and the detailed rewards sanctioned for those who achieve it.
Allahumma salli wa sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad, brothers and sisters in Islam two weeks ago, we began discussing the first idea of success one of three eyes in our series, we had the eye of last hembree left after that Allah blessed us with life and health, to
discuss another idea of success. And this happened last week Sunday, and that I was related to
the AI of excellence and we discussed its relationship to the AI of a class, a class we said was a celebration of La ilaha illa Allah, converting our entire life and making it an endowment that no one has ownership of besides Allah subhanho wa Taala that everything we do we do it solely for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala even if that thing is from the mundane activities of life,
which is excellence we described as Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam or an application of our understanding of Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Why? Because if our entire life is for Allah, then we should only live our life as Allah wants us to live. And he taught us how he wants us to live through the final messenger Muhammad Ali Abdullah.
Allah said naka de Candela comme si rasulillah, he was written, that in the final messenger is a perfect example for you a perfect example for us all. Today, we want to discuss the third eye, the third eye of success, and that is the eye of karma. Is the karma. In English we translate is the karma, as steadfastness or being upright is the karma is from or it's a word in the Arabic language that comes from
the verb is the karma. Yes, that is the karma. Right and it refers to this concept of doing that which is necessary, doing that which is necessary in order to achieve taqwa, achieve a station, beloved to Allah subhanho wa Taala. This is the reality of is to come, that you live your life, every day,
achieving the first day of success class, and achieving the second I have success.
This is what is the comments. This is what ties these three eyes together. Remember, we said we call it we call it the three eyes because each of these Arabic words, if we write them using English letters, we start with an eye class.
Stick on, right. So it's the karma is about living your day and meeting your night.
being diligent to Las La ilaha illa Allah and being diligent to
Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and that is why I describe and understand is their karma as the spice of life. Right? Because it's the daily challenge. Right? It's, it's what we wake up to do. It's the challenge of the day. Because the nature of the life of this world is that we will have different days we'll have days that are easier days that are for us, right? We don't have to push too much. The day pushes us and we meet the night
righteous people, I can
move on. It's so easy to read the Jews of the Quran every day to finish your 12 units of sulan, Salah
that which gets you a house in German every day, be able to do it everyday. It's easy, it doesn't require much effort. We don't need to convince ourselves we don't need to push ourselves we find this push, you know, coming to us from behind. Right. And it's it's like a tailwind that pushes us forward. Right. So, you know, the life of this world. Sometimes it gives us a tailwind. It pushes us forward. It's we can achieve greatness, with with little effort, right. But then we have other days that the world gives us in which we have had, we had a lot, we flying against the wind, and this turbulence, and we have to buckle down. And we have to bring a greater effort. Right? And we have to
be more vigilant and diligent, so that we can eat the night upon
status of righteousness, right? Because we want to achieve a loss, but it's more difficult than the bigger ship. One is out and about pushing us all over the place. We want to achieve excellence, but it's a bit more difficult. But right. So what happens, we have to push ourselves more. So we meet the night with the necessary diligence. So it's the farmer is the spice of life because chasing it every day is a challenge. And it brings us new challenges or challenges at different levels. Every single day. Now you might be sitting here and thinking wow, Allah is the farmer must be pretty hot.
While you're right, it is hot. It is hot, right? Because it's the column is what gets us to gender. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Allah, Allahu Allah. Right? He said that the merchandise of Allah subhanho wa Taala is extensive, you're not going to get that paying a cheap price. Right? You're gonna get there by paying its price to handle line even when we are unable to gauge price. It's the mercy of a lot that gets us today. But this head even teaching of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is very eloquent in really highlighting for us the realities in front of us. So it's the corner is hard.
And it is because it's hard that Allah gives it the greatest reward. And you and I know brothers and sisters in Islam, we motivated by the reward, it's the asset that drives us along. The greater the asset. The more interest we are sorry, the greater the reward, the more intimate we are in the greater effort we willing to give
rewards, rewards are proportionate to effort. And we as human beings are motivated by the reward. If I told you to have a lot, let's say normal circumstances, there's no isolation, there's no lockdown. And I told you to walk to a city that's 1000 kilometers from you, for 100 US dollars, you probably laugh at me and say no ways 1000 kilometers, and the US, nobody's worth my time, it's not worth my effort. My energy isn't even worth my brainpower to consider it. And I told you 1000, you probably still wouldn't consider it. If I told you 10,000. Well, we might have some people consider it right, because money has relative value. What's a little to some is a lot to others, the 10,000 someone
might consider it. But it's I told you a million US dollars flat, get to the place 1000 kilometers, and the person who gets the walking will get a million US dollars. I'm sure some people will put up their hands and some people will put up their hands in the heat. Right? Why the reward is worth my effort. Yes, 1000 kilometres is 1000 kilometers. Yes, it's extremely difficult. Yes, it's going to be it's going to be brutal on my feet and on my body and on myself and on my heart and on my mind. But million dollars is worth. So holla that's how we are we motivated by the reward? It's the comments very hard. Right? The mileage you need is far greater than 1000 brothers and sisters in a
snap. But even though it's worth our effort, why? Because Allah has put a reward, that no doubt is worth it. And that is the reward of gender. And that is once upon a law tried so many ways to expand it's the armor. And the best way to explain it is just by looking at two verses in the Quran that teach us the reward of mystica. Okay, and by understanding this, you understand what is the karma is because everybody knows what a good deed is. And everybody knows what a bad deed is. And everyone knows what they should be doing and shouldn't be doing in circumstances, right. There's a lot of knowledge around the internet has brought that which is fine, nee Alhamdulillah. Right? It's brought
us together virtually there's very little that we don't know.
Right? But the issue is why don't we put what we know into practice and putting into practice is this DICOM and that's because it's too difficult. So the best way to understand this, the karma is to understand what its reward is so that it pushes us on our way. And with regard to Allah subhanho Allah says in the levina
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to handle losses indeed those who say our loss of 10 words that they said.
And they set it on their tongue because they believed it in their heart. But was it enough? Nope from Mr. Comma, then they pursued steadfastness. This pursued being firm, no matter what happened, nothing slows them, no matter what threw at them, no matter what came, Come, let me their motto was we will remain firm upon righteousness firm upon that which pleases Allah subhanho wa Taala. What does Allah say? Allah says, Allah COVID-19, there is no fear for them.
And they will never, ever be sad.
Think about this, never, ever be sad. Allah says that, what
is the present tense of the verb?
Right, the present tense. And in the Arabic language, the present tense carries a dual meaning it carries the meaning of something that you experience now, and something that you continuously experience.
Think about this.
Never, ever be sad. Never, ever be sad.
And you and I know brothers and sisters in Islam. In the life of this world, let's say we have
two choices of meals. Right? We have one, that's our first choice and one, which is our second choice. Right? We don't get our first choice, we get our secondaries, will we be happy? Yes. But would we have been happier? Had we gotten our first choice? No doubt. So between happy and happier is a portion of sadness. Have you ever thought about that
is a portion of sadness. But a lie is saying a lot is saying, never ever be sad.
A lot is saying the price of karma is that you will be happy. And the next happy you feel will be happier than the last half. And the happy you feel after that will be happier than the previous half. And the happier that you feel after that will be higher intensity than the previous happiness. So happy happiness, I'm just saying it in a way that that makes it sound
more pleasant to the ears, even if it's a bit colloquial. But you understand what I'm saying brothers and sisters in Islam. So Pamela, imagine living a life when your next prize of happiness is at a more intensive state of happiness than your last state. And this goes on in perpetuity forever.
it's mind blowing, right? Allah says this is the price for the people.
Agenda, they are the companions of gender.
In the agenda, they will reside there in forever.
Forever. agenda is a place of increasing happiness.
You don't go to a level of happiness and come down it keeps on going up. Then Allah says just
a loyalty rewards.
Right? I deserved rewards. 40 Allah, just be my can we medal for that which they used to do?
for that which they used to do? That which they used to talk about? That which they used to dream about? That wish they knew in their minds, but never acted upon? That wish they knew in their hearts and never acted upon? No, it's easy. It's easy to learn. But it's harder to act. That's the reality. Right? And the right of knowledge is to act. Because knowledge is not an end in and of itself. It's a means to an end. Right? So you have to act.
Because that's that's the that's the essence of you. gaining knowledge allows players to reward in your action. And that's the most difficult part brothers and sisters in Islam. To do what you have to do, even though you're feeling hard to do it but you know, it's pleasing to Allah to leave what you're supposed to leave even though it's hard for you to leave it but it's pleasing to Allah. That is really the sisters in Islam. And this is the definition of karma. And that is why it is massive.
But does it end that No he doesn't
die and we love this idea even though we might not understand it but for some reason our hearts become happy and our souls become Happy is the man residence Allah. Allah Subhana Allah says in the levina palu, a boon Allah
Indeed for those who say on their tongue, our load is a lot. They say that
they say it on their tongue because they believe it in their heart.
When they walk the talk,
then they walk the talk, they put into action, that wish they told us that they had in their heart.
They put into action that which they have that which
the knowledge of the heart necessitates that which the statement on their tongue necessitates.
What does the law say? A law tells us even more prices. Before agenda, a law tells us this prices, the price is not only before agenda, you will get gifts from Allah.
Allah says, The people of st karma when they are passing away, when they go through the most scariest part of the life of this world, seeing the angel of death, they might be with a group of people and everyone will be carrying on with their lives and suddenly their life will come to a standstill, because they see the angel of death. This angel that they learnt about this angel that they believed exists, this angel that they read about in the Quran, and the Sunnah, Subhana Allah it's a reality and the reality now and I only see it because my time is up.
Here is that brothers and sisters in Islam. How scary is that?
Allah says, at that time for the people of st karma because they walk the talk. They did the distance despite the energy is required of them despite the difficulty that that they experienced.
Allah says, Allah sends them angels from Jana to surround and in the Muslim environment, the prophets of Allah wa sallam says these angels come down in droves, right pocket off the pocket of the pocket of angels, and they set up above each other, filling the horizons until the heavens waiting for your soul to leave you.
And you wish to see these angels that time when you experienced that shock. You see the angels from Ghana and that is glad tidings to panela inshallah I have a good evening. Will you pay brothers and sisters in Islam? We spoke about a million dollars worth 1000 kilometres. What would you pay to get angels from Jenna? For you to see the day you see the angel of death to help remove the shock of you? Or your time expire? What would you pay? The price is the karma.
And then these angels as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tell us as soon as the sword is removed by the angel of death, they receive it immediately. And then the soul is passed from pocket to pocket from layer to layer, and is raised until it reaches that the heavens
before Allah sends it back for the questioning and answering in the grave.
Would you pay?
If you thought this is not enough?
I like to have these angels speak to the dying person.
Right? Don't be scared now and you will never ever be afraid again.
Don't be sad now and you will never ever experience sadness again. delete it from your dictionary deleted from your vocabulary.
Fear and sadness doesn't exist in your life. Imagine you might be thinking the Day of Judgment, the punishment of the grave, and these angels are telling you to delete fear and sadness from your vocabulary.
What would we pay brothers and sisters in Islam?
Because what are they telling us? They're telling us it's a done deal.
telling us we okay.
You know, and I think about this, and the closest anxiety in my life I would think is receiving my exam results especially the GCSE
Or a level just before you go to university, when you grow up, be told that it's life or death. Right? You pass your levels. The teachers used to tell us you have a career, you have a future you have money you fail, you might be a beggar. Now we know that
some people didn't make it, but they made more money than those who made it, right. That's a sad point. But you know, you when we were growing up, this is what we were told. And then you go to the exam, center, and there's a board or you receive an envelope, and you so nervous, imagine you in the line. And you have to go into an office to receive your results. Imagine this brothers and sisters in a snap, how anxious must you be, you know, at the moment, I just wouldn't be at that moment. I can remember my time.
Right? You don't care about anyone around you, you just care about yourself and how it will be you can feel your heart pounding, you can feel yourself out of breath.
You feel stress in your mind and your body. You feel you feel in a in a situation that that you wouldn't want your worst enemy to be in.
Right? And people are going in one after the other before you and you witnessing different reactions. Some people are laughing some people are crying.
And before anyone goes in, no one cares about anybody else. Everyone is in their own circumstance. Who cares about the person behind me on the other side, or in the next slide or in front of me? I don't care.
waiting for those results. Now imagine you in that line and all of this. And all of a sudden someone walks out of the office who recognizes you and comes to you and says yeah, Abdullah, oh seven, bla, bla, bla or Mohammed, whatever your name is. Fatima or Maria.
Relax, relax. You're okay.
You're okay. I saw your mocs, you're fine.
Brothers and sisters, how would we feel if someone did that? Surely we would feel like brand new human beings in an instant. Right? Just by that statement, from someone who we trust. The angels are trustworthy. This what they're telling us that people have is the karma before they pass away.
It doesn't stop there. After they tell us to delete sadness, delete, fear.
I love there's a lot notice. Right? If we were in the exam room circumstance, and someone came into the store you've passed, what's the next thing we would do? The next thing we would do is start thinking, Oh, how
did I get? How many stars did I get? How many be stars? Is it just a posture? Is it a great pass? I get this you know, I need this set of results to get to that university. Which university? Am I going to? I wish I knew a lot. The angels have that problem for us. You worried which gender you're going to they tell us Don't worry.
You're going to the gender that a lot of homeless people like you.
I mean, it's amazing. Some harmala right, the prizes are like it is worth the effort brothers and sisters in
Allah Subhana Allah. Okay, then what happens
when we travel from a place to a place, and we don't know how it's meant to be? We leave our loved ones we leave the people who have spent our whole life with, even if it's on a holiday, or a work trip, sometimes you feel butterflies in your stomach, right? You naturally feel these butterflies you think halala
I'm a bit nervous. I've never been to the country before they have some laws, which are a bit confusing.
I'm a bit anxious, right? How do you solve that problem? You found a friend. You found your friend, you pick up the phone, phone your buddy, right? And you tell your buddy Listen, I'm traveling to such and such a place. Are you available this week or next week? We can go together I'll cover the costs. And your finances you cover the cost then deal I'm coming. How do you feel? You feel 100? Right? those butterflies go
to the angels they know us to well. They tell us not only
Alaska, we were your buddies in the life of this world. We were your helpers. We were your supporters in the life of this was that we traveling with you today.
We together you're not going alone.
right? Then they say and the base we're going to well the Configure method, the hea and
you're going to a place which is far better than the place you leaving it well that you lived in. Even the closest people to you. You used to ask them for things and sometimes they say no used to speak and they say no. Where are you going? You don't have to speak just design it and Allah will give it
the prices of a stick I
just wish and you will get. But in case you're thinking of how to love, how much can I wish for sometimes I get to a point where I just don't know what I want that kind of wish for anything. There's nothing I can pull out from inside of me. Angel say, well I can see her method down. If you can't desire, then just speak and Allah will give you a game.
Continuously speak is the most correct translation.
If you cannot continuously desire than just continuously asking Allah will give you that so we like
brothers and sisters in Islam, what would you pay? What would you pay?
But is this it?
A lot, even if it was it? We'd say it's amazing. It's phenomenal. We don't deserve anything more. In fact, we deserve less. Just the angels coming was enough.
Is this at Allah? No, it's not. You know why?
Because after this, Allah says Missoula Minda folder, right.
Han Allah, Muslim brothers and sisters in Islam refers to
what you give me when I visit you after a long journey of 20 hours, 30 hours when I finally get to your house, I travel all the way to Canada all the way to Australia. It's like a long journey. 24 hours, then there's the time difference. And then
I have to be at the airport then from the airport. You know, I've been to Canada sometimes you feel like from the airport where you need to live longer, hence the flight that you took.
Right. So when I finally get to your place,
what do you do?
Do you just put on the main table and lay out the biryani or the cup set? Right. What do you do? Whatever your speciality dish is.
You don't do that. You take me to the lounge. You put me in the lounge. It gives me a cup of water. You give me some dates. Right? You give me a cup of tea. You give me the bare minimum.
It's just a welcoming. You just want it's a refreshment. So refreshment. That's what Mazel means. Allah says these things from angels coming in the glad tidings they given the promises they make and then traveling with you so you're not traveling alone. All these things.
They just represent the refreshment.
The refreshment brothers and sisters in Islam.
I apologize for laughing, I'm amazed myself. And as before, but every time I teach it, I'm so amazed.
takes you into another space.
How amazing is alive, Islam and
all these things are just a welcome just the refreshment. So what's the main media Allah? Allah doesn't tell us a lot is going to imagine we've explained to you the refreshment, if that is the refreshment, you can now think about how amazing the media's gonna be. And that is part of the gift and prize for the people of
you. And I must be you know, I thought about it and I'm sure you thinking about it that suparna law. I can die this day. No ways. This death is not for someone like myself, can I die this death? Do I have the ability to pass away such a beautiful passing away?
Is it beyond me?
And the answer to that question brothers and sisters in Islam is Allah subhanho wa Taala answers it for us. Allah subhanho wa Taala answers it for us. And Allah subhanho wa Taala
he says in the same ayah Muslim Minister for the right,
Muslim minako for the right, Allah subhanahu Allah says that all these gifts that make up just the refreshment
is one of the most forgiving the Most Merciful.
Brothers and sisters in Islam.
was thinking, why didn't Allah say, a refreshment? A welcome from the Lord of the worlds
from the one who is upon all evil. I could have said all of that. But a lot chose to say a refreshment and welcome
from the most forgiving the most messy. Think about it brothers and sisters in Islam. Why?
Because Ally's answering the question you will have, Allah knows us.
He knows on my sleeve reads this ayah he's gonna think I got too many sins. It's too late for me.
I can't do it.
It's beyond me the chance to die, this death is gone. So Allah says this is coming from the most forgiving, the Most Merciful, that these people who receive this death, they were people who tried and sometimes failed. But when they failed, they sought forgiveness. And they tried again. And when they passed, they were thankful. And when they failed, they sought forgiveness. And they tried again, and they tried again, and they tried again. So the most forgiving the Most Merciful, forgave them and showered His mercy upon them by allowing them to die this day.
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and that is why it's the karma in the Quran is never discussed, or the topic is not left void of the discussion
about forgiveness, right.
Allah subhanho wa Taala tells the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam
to be steadfast as Allah commanded him to be steadfast
and this command is for those who served forgiveness and I was the Messenger of God and don't transgress.
Allah says, become steadfast, and seek forgiveness from Allah subhanho wa Taala. In another verse, to handle so we see even allies in this discussion word of the concept of forgiveness, because Allah leaves us with this difficult act of achieving his department in a state of hope, that lie saying, I know you better than you know yourself, you are going to slip. But Allah wants from us to try. He wants us to live every day, trying to be sincere throughout the day, and trying to be excellent throughout the day. But when we're not able to when we slip when we haven't achieved what we're supposed to achieve what we endeavored to achieve, we don't go to sleep, as if it was just a perfect
day. No, we go to sleep knowing that we didn't achieve today, so panela so we tend to a lot we see a lot in develop to Neff, see, for me, our live oppressed myself, forgive me, and y'all assist me tomorrow. And we go to sleep looking forward to waking up tomorrow and trying again, this is the the journey of the karma, brothers and sisters in Islam. And this is the way of is the karma. And what I described to you as the prices of the karma, we almost kind of what Allah make us from the people of is the karma. I mean, you're, I mean, I love you for the sake of Allah brothers and sisters in Islam, and ask Allah subhanho wa Taala at this juncture, at this point, to forgive our past and ask
Allah subhanho wa Taala to inspire our futures and ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to raise our aspirations and to make us inspirational people in our relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala first, and then in our relationship with the people that Allah subhanho wa Taala has created and the environment that Allah Subhana who is placed us in? I mean, yeah, but I mean, and we shouldn't, why shouldn't we make this to our brothers and sisters in Islam, when we are the oma that came to give, not the Ummah that came to take when we are from the best of all nations, when we have the Quran in our hearts panela when we have the son of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, in our hand.
Why shouldn't we make this draft we have every opportunity to assume our podium of excellence. that podium which Allah subhanho wa Taala gave us when we announced the testimony of faith, La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasul Allah, once again, brothers and sisters in Islam, I love you all for the sake of Allah and until next time, Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh