Channel: Sajid Ahmed Umar
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Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar. Allah Akbar, La ilaha illallah wa Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar Allah.
All praises belong to Allah subhanho wa Taala. We praise Allah subhanho wa Taala. And we seek Allah subhanho wa Taala as guidance, and we seek Allah subhanho wa Taala as assistance and we seek refuge in Allah subhanho wa Taala from the evils of ourselves, and the adverse consequences of our deeds. Whomsoever Allah subhanho wa Taala decrees guidance upon, then none can misguide him. And also Allah subhanho wa Taala decrees misguidance upon then then can guide him and peace and salutations be upon the final messenger, Muhammad Ali Abdullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I bear witness that there is no one with you of worship besides Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah, and that Muhammad sallallahu
alayhi wa sallam is his final messenger, respected earlier man, my beloved brothers and fathers and mothers and sisters, I greet you with the greetings of peace on a blessed day of goodness and peace. Salaam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Indeed, this day is a day of happiness, and even more so for myself. For Allah subhanho wa Taala, Allah has granted me the opportunity on this blessed day
to address a community that I consider myself a son of, for the first time on this particularly due to my absence. For the past 10 years on this particular day, ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make our time together a blessing one, one that is an act of worship. And ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make us a gathering that he is a good word and follows it. And a gathering that is forgiven upon its departure, me are servants of Allah, no children of Adam, Indeed Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah is the Creator of everything in creation, and from the universal student and ways of Allah subhanho wa Taala is that Allah subhanho wa Taala grants a special status and rank to certain parts of his
creation over others. Thus Allah subhanho wa Taala, Allah created the angels and he gave a special rank and honor and status to jabril Allah, his Salah, and Mika Illa Allah, his solemn and with Rafi Salah. And as he created these three angels, he gave a special rank and status to one of them and even higher rank and status. And that was to gibreel Allah, Allah and Allah subhanho wa Taala, Allah created mankind and he granted a special rank and honor and status and precedence to a few from mankind over others. Thus he chose his MBA at a Hema Salatu was salam, his prophets, and he gave them a rank and honor over the rest of creation. And from these prophets, Allah subhanho wa Taala
chose a few from them, and gave them to a special rank and status and honor. And this was to the prophets of absolute resolution. The prophets that were known as oral as women of Rasul Allah He Sam and Ibrahim alayhi salam, and Musa alayhis salam, and Lisa and his Salaam and Muhammad Ali Abdullah Allahu alayhi wa sallam, and from these oral as women are Rasul, these prophets of absolute resolution Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah from amongst them, raised, some of them in rank over others. This he chose Ibrahim alayhi salam, and Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and gave them the title of holly Lola. And from these two prophets, Allah subhanho wa Taala gave a special
precedence and rank
to one of them Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and titled him the Seal of Prophets. And in this way of servants of Allah, no children of Adam, Allah subhanho wa Taala created the places and he gave a special precedence and rank to certain places over others. Thus he chose Mecca, and he chose Medina and he chose Sham and he declared these lands to be blessed lands. And in the same breath, Allah subhanho wa Taala created time and Allah subhanho wa Taala gave a special precedence and rank to certain portions of time over others, thus he created the nights of the year and he gave a special precedence and rank to the last 10 nights during the month of Ramadan. And he created the
last few nights during the month of Ramadan and gave a special precedence to later to cuddle the night of power. And Allah subhanho wa Taala created all the months and he gave a special precedence and rank to the month of Ramadan and Allah subhanho wa Taala created the days of the air and he gave a special precedence and rank to the first 10 days of the hijab. And in these days, he gave a special honor and status to the day of alpha. And like this, Allah subhanho wa Taala created the days of the week, and he gave a special honor and rank to a day known as the day of tomorrow, the best day upon which the sun rises of volume in para la he shrimps, the own algebra. And as Allah
subhanho wa Taala created the days of the year, Allah gave a special precedence and rank to two days, two days that will return to the
year after year with blessings with goodness and with happiness. And these two days are known as the days of Read, read a fiver a day which we experienced not so long ago, a day about which Allah subhanho wa Taala says, pour the lemon test
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according to a group of scholars of tafsir they say this ayah substantiates this and makes manifest this particular day for a loss of Hannah who at the end I said that the successful one is the one who offers visa and they say this occur here refers to the counterfeiter was smarter be he and he remembered Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah with the tech beat on the day of read for Sunday and he observed the Sunnah of eat the saga of Eden
and the other day of read known as read of half a day about which Allah subhanho wa Taala and I said for suddenly have become and have that observed the center this center of the center of read and offer the sacrifice and that is why the scholars say that it was from the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to legislate this occur to fetal to occur and be observed before the Salah of eight for that is how Allah subhanho wa Taala cited it in that area. And on this day of read, it was on the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam to observe the Salah of read first and then observe the sacrifice because in the ayah Allah subhanho wa Taala mentioned the
Salah, and then the sacrifice will love Luca Masha. Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah creates what he wants, and He grants a rank and honor and precedence to that which he wishes tapana what at this day, oh sevens of Allah is one of those two days, one of those two recurring days, those days that recur with blessings and goodness and happiness. A day in which Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam spoke about when he visited Medina, and he saw the people of Medina playing on two days. And he asked them that what is being celebrated and they say these are two days in which we play. These are two days in which we play, and we celebrate, and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in
Allaha Abdullah Kuma be Hema kuromon Hama that Allah subhanho wa Taala Anna has replaced these two days with two better days. Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah preserve us in his obedience and make us from amongst those that witness these recurring days of happiness and blessedness and goodness, year after year, me observance of law and order
Children of Adam, these two days encapsulate and celebrate values of the two great prophets, Ibrahim alayhi salam, and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
And as I was gathering my thoughts for today's lecture, I was thinking of which values I could share with you all, because it's impossible to share even three of the values of these great profits. And one value that could not help but stand up was the value of selflessness. This was a great value that existed in great amounts in the lives of these prophets, and he was Salatu was Salam. If we look at the life of Ibrahim alayhi salam, we just heard in the fact of salah and I in which Allah subhanho wa Taala makes manifest the selflessness of Ibrahim Alayhi Salam and when we talk about selflessness, this is the opposite of selfishness. This is the ability to place the command of Allah
subhanho wa Taala. Before our whims and fancies and desires, the ability to place the comfort of somebody else before our own comfort, the ability to answer the call of Allah subhanho wa Taala and the teachings of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on time, every time this is what is referred to as selflessness, Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah in his book says, well,
Brunei? Allah subhanho wa Taala talks about Ibrahim Alayhi Salaam for Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah revealed to him through a dream that he should place a knife on the neck of his son and slaughtered the son for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So he turned to his son and he said, in me,
man, me and me as bathroom.
He spoke to his son and said, My dear son, indeed I see that I am slaughtering you. So what do you have to say about this? And his son is married at a salon tend to his father and said, Paula? Yes, yeah, Betty, if
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la mina saw bewteen he said to his father, and this is another act of selflessness that Oh my dear father, do that which you have been commanded to do for insha Allah you will find me from the patient from the patient. And that is why this kindness a patience is of three types to be patient when it comes to remaining upon the commands of Allah subhanho wa Taala because we have been pulling us away from following this command and our neffs pulling us away from following this command, we need patience to remain upon it. And then we need patience to stay away from that which Allah subhanho wa Taala has warned us against for shavon is calling us towards that evil and vice and our
enough's is calling us towards that evil advice. So we need patients to stay away from it, and patience. The third type, when a calamity afflicts us when we have to be patient. This patient is known as a suburb, and if there's two types of sobrasada he was sobre para de right a patient's when you choose to be patient and a patient's when you have to be patient. It's very rarely Selim made this type of patients manifest he said insha Allah you will find me patient with regards to the commands of Allah subhanho wa Taala. This was a great act of selflessness, and act worthy of great rewards. And thus Allah subhanho wa Taala blessed them with an act that will be celebrated year
after year, as we find ourselves doing today, the Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam offering a sacrifice depicting an act that was beloved to Allah subhanho wa Taala selflessness that was beloved to Allah subhanho wa Tada. And then when that knife touched that neck, Allah says what will be the pain of him that we saved him and made in place of himself being sacrificed. A wrap, the second sacrifice was act of selflessness is and that which is specific to this day, is from the life of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam for Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam every year in Medina would sacrifice and in the Sahaba have become shamy Emily amla Haney ochrony Allahu alayhi wa sallam
sacrificed to hoard Rams white and black in color, healthy Rams he placed his feet on its sides and
Said Bismillah, Allahu Akbar. And he started these animals, one animal for him and the family of Mohammed, and the other animal for the poor from a Muslim Muslim,
an act of selflessness, where he did not forget the impoverished, the destitute, those who don't enjoy that greater financial standing, and material well being, and it is at this juncture servants of Allah, and oh Children of Adam, that we must ask a question, that when we listen to these acts of selflessness, and we are celebrating this day, that encapsulates the values of selflessness. What is if we benchmarked ourselves to these two narrations? How close are we to the realm of selflessness? And how far are we from it? Are we the people of me, myself and I? Or are we the people who live for the sake of Allah, and do for the sake of Allah, and leave for the sake of Allah like Ibrahim alayhi
salam, and the NBA. Masato Salah, we those who are good Muslims only when it suits us charitable with that which we no longer consider valuable? Is it a case whereby we will only send our beloved our children to study Islam only when they lack that form of diligence in schools? For example? Where are we with regards to the commands of Allah subhanho wa Taala? And how appropriate are we with them? Are we selfish, or are we selfless? And to highlight this point more, and help us enter this realm of selfishness, we must understand the difference between sacrifice and investment, sacrifice and investment. If we do this, if we shift our paradigms with regards to this insha Allah,
our ability to enter the realm of selflessness, will become easier with the light and because when Allah subhanho wa Taala made us Muslims, he gave us an amazing potential, a potential that a non Muslim does not have for Allah subhanho wa Taala gave this Omar the best of everything. He gave us the best book through the best angel to the best Prophet, in the best language, on the best night, in the best month, and in the best of all places the best of everything. And in this book, he declared this among those that believe and invite towards good and prevent from evil, he declared them the best of all nations that in a halal law, the potential that we have with La ilaha illAllah
Muhammad Rasul Allah is endless, to become the best of servants of Allah, and oh Children of Adam, we have to understand the difference between sacrifice and investment. Because sacrifice refers to two things, one, which we will experience today, when we slaughter an animal linguistically, the term sacrifice applies to this act. But in terms of meaning, and that which applies to us on a daily basis, we normally consider sacrifice, that which we do, that has no immediate return. In this, something which we've given up, a speaker will speak. And it will be announced at the end, we think so and so for sacrificing his time.
Is this not common? Somebody offers some service for the sake of Allah. And he's thanked for sacrificing his time, somebody donate some money, and he is thanked for sacrificing his wealth. But in retrospect, this is not a sacrifice. This is an investment and I know we like the term investment better. Right? Right. This is more palatable to us, given our attachment to financial standing in material well being of servants of Allah, you can only sacrifice something which you own, you cannot sacrifice that which you don't own. And with regards to this time that we have, and this wealth that we have, we are not owners of it. We will return to Allah subhanho wa Taala and answer with regards
to how we used it, if we were owners of it, why should we be answerable? And the reality is that we do not own it for Allah subhanho wa Taala purchased it from us in a transaction that included Jenna, Allah purchased our time, and he purchased our wealth, our life and our wealth in exchange for gender. So we are owners of Jenna, and not owners of this time and wealth. If I gave you $5,000, for example, and I said next week, I'm going to call you and I'm going to instruct you to give it to such and such a person. Do you have the right when you deliver this 5000 to tell this person I'm sacrificing $5,000
You don't, because you don't own this wealth. And this is the same. Allah subhanho wa Taala owns this wealth in time and he distributed it amongst us with wisdom. So he gave some, or lend some more wealth and lend some more time and lend some less wealth and lend some less time. And he reviewed books, and he sent profits to instruct us how to use this time and wealth. And if we use it appropriately, it will be a means to our agenda becoming more beautiful for us. Allah doesn't need us to prostrate for His Majesty to be increased Subhana. Allah His Majesty is not decreased if we leave his worships panda who attended. He was the creator before he created and never needed to
create to be known as the creator Suharto, whatever. So Allah subhanho wa Taala, Allah commanded us to be diligent with this time and wealth. And when we use it, as he commanded, who benefited, we benefited, we benefited, more trees were planted for us engender, more streams were dug for us engender, more houses were built for us in general. And by Allah I asked you, if you spent your time and wealth for the sake of Allah, and Allah gave you this in return is this a sacrifice or is this an investment sacrifice or investment, investment, investment, we gave Allah one he multiplied it 700% which investment of the dunya can give you this, but we do sacrifice sometimes. And that is
when we lack diligence, with this wealth, and we lack diligence with this time, we are sacrificing something and we just said we can only sacrifice that which we own. We can only sacrifice that which we own. So we are sacrificing something. And that is our paradise. We Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. When we lack diligence with this time and wealth, there is a sacrifice that takes place. And that is a person sacrificing the greater, the greater because of the lesser, the perpetual because of the temporary the era because of the dunya May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us or if we understand this or servants of Allah, we have a greater inclination towards becoming selfless,
because I believe I never lived till the grave, I believe in lives to beyond the grave. I believe it is one that when they walk in this dunya they are ripples that are felt in the area. It has to be like us, everything we do in this dunya has to be for the betterment of our hereafter. It's like if I throw a stone in a pond, the ripples should transcend to the end of the pond. This is the way we need to live in this dunya that whatever we say and whatever we do, there's some shaking and some happening that's happening in our agenda for us. This is selflessness This is living for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala that he will Jelena Allah shikaka have an alpha summit and let the limited
one amulet for you. Allah subhanho wa Taala grant is this understanding I want to end are servants of Allah and all children of Adam, with the completion to the heady regarding the sacrifice of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam on this day, it's a lesson that makes my hair stand every time I read it every time I hear it. And every time I'm taught it for a simple lesson Allahu alayhi wa sallam after he sacrificed these two reps and slaughtered them for the sake of Allah He went away for a shot of the abattoir and how to distribute the meat of these Rams. And when he came back, he asked her
he Ayesha Ayesha what remains. So she happily said, Oh prophet of Allah, nothing remains electricity for nothing remains except the shoulder. It's all been given. Now listen, remember we discussed investment versus sacrifice. He said everything has been given nothing remains except its shoulder. He corrected he says no he I don't say nothing remains except its shoulder. Say everything remains except its shoulder, what you gave for the sake of Allah that will truly remain and the show that we will eat and this will not remain, so cannot be allowed. selflessness May Allah subhanahu wa Tada. grant us the understanding ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to bless these words to make them beneficial.
And to make us a people that hear a good word and follow it ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to bless us with a blessing to read and to grant us a day of unity and happiness and putting aside our egos for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala and greeting with a complete heart, those that we might have differences with for the sake of Allah because this day is a command from Allah subhanho wa Taala for everyone to celebrate, irrespective of how they feel, even if you want to be a depressed person. And I don't think anybody wants to live life in depression.
But even if you wanted to be you are commanded to celebrate the day that we were forbidden to fast on this day, may Allah subhanho wa Taala preserve us in his obedience and grant us death while he's pleased with us. And grant us the grave which is a garden from the gardens of Jelena. And Grant has placed underneath his option that they have and grant us our book of deeds in our right hands. And we have like grant agenda, but Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and Ibrahim Ali salah and mean Urban alameen Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar. Allahu Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar.