Channel: Sajid Ahmed Umar
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Brothers and sisters in Islam, the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala permits us to close our massages.
But we have to ask ourselves oh seven of Allah, what have we done for this situation to have come upon us.
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praises belongs to Allah subhanho wa Taala alone, we praise Him. We seek his assistance and guidance and we seek refuge in Allah, from the evil of ourselves, I repeat, we seek refuge in Allah, from the evil of ourselves and the adverse consequences of our deeds. We testify the receiver Allah guides, the
guides that can guide and we request praises and blessings upon our staff, our teacher, our ultimate guide in all circumstances and situations 100 in the Abdullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I bear witness that there's no one with you of worship besides one Allah and that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is His Messenger. Brothers and sisters in Islam. Unprecedented is the term of the month and it may just be the term of the year. So panela we are living in strange, difficult times. We have our planes grounded, we have our borders closed, we have metropolitans empty so panela the hustle and bustle of life has come to a standstill. The strong have suddenly become weak, the
healthy has suddenly become sick. The carrabba Subhana Allah subhanaw taala a haven for millions is now protected and blocked off. A very recently we've seen those of our massage shed. We have the houses of Allah subhanho wa Taala that can no more serve the Islamic needs of the communities. La ilaha illAllah Lama Abu Dhabi have been Illa Allah indeed there is no one with you of worship, besides one last panel, what Allah Allah yeah and the moduli without Baker Illa who no one knows the armies of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah for Allah Lima you read, Indeed Allah subhanho wa Taala does whatever he wants, when he wants, how he wants, and nothing can stop the decree of Allah subhanho wa
Taala if you want something to be it's enough for him to say be and it will become brothers and sisters in Islam. We are living this reality is Pamela Eve even more today than ever and as upset. It's unprecedented. We always witness the other of our last panel.
But we are witnessing it now in an even more manifest way. Brothers and sisters in Islam the Coronavirus, along with unprecedented. This is the statement of
everyone who does speak today. Everyone's talking about it. Everyone's reading about it Everyone is following it. It is the subject and topic of the time. And when we think of the Coronavirus, we can't help but think of a hadith in the same in the authentic books of Hadith, in which
she asks the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam about plagues about these diseases that spread so fast and spread so wide and it takes the lives of people in the Arabic language this is known as our own. Our own comes from the temper and
refers to a piercing
Right when when something is pierced or someone is pierced that this plague pierces you and makes you severely ill, and it takes your life away, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said very clearly brothers and sisters in Islam, it is a punishment that Allah subhanho wa Taala sends upon whomever He wills now,
it is a punishment that Allah Pena who sins upon him, whoever he was there.
And then he says, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but the true believers, it's a messy, it's a messy, but brothers and sisters in Islam, he goes on to teach her how to love her, and through her teach us that when this plague strikes, when this disease strikes, it doesn't differentiate between the believers and the disbelievers. Rather, it afflicts everybody. So he says, I love it, he was selling them, but as for the seventh of a lot, resides in a land afflicted by the plague. That's number one. Number two, he remains patient. Number three, he hopes 40 words from Allah subhanho wa Taala, meaning he doesn't lose hope in the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And then, number four, he does
this knowing that nothing will harm him except that which Allah subhanho wa Taala has decreed. And this is true for Allah says, Only you see, but in the market of Allah Allah, Allah tells the messenger to mention and say that nothing will harm us except that which Allah Allahu Allah has decreed. For the one who does these four things brothers and sisters in Islam if he or she is afflicted by this plague. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam says that a person who passes away this way they will attain the rewards of a matter cannot be allowed. This is the severity of the situation. And this is the reality of a person who maintains his or her relationship with Allah
subhanho wa Taala during the most severe of times, the rewards of a Shaheed brothers and sisters in Islam is no small matter. We know in life, that reward is proportionate to effort, reward is proportionate to effort for a person to gain the rewards of Shahada. It means the effort was mighty as well as the effort was major as well. So brothers and sisters in Islam, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam didn't mince his words here in teaching a supernova, how catastrophic how mighty, the matter of the plague is and since December so Pamela, we have become busy and be visit with this plague, which we know today as the Coronavirus, brothers and sisters in Islam. When I contemplated
this talk and contemplated the reality of the situation and looking in the eyes of the Quran and looking in the sin of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I couldn't help but remember, a mighty event that happened during the fifth year after the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam became the messenger. Right once he was in Mecca five years after last penholder Allah sent him during this year because of severe persecution of Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam sent a group of Sahaba to habersham. To seek refuge and safety in the land of adjust kings in the land of adjusting. They were in a land of oppression. And Allah subhanho wa Taala permitted the Muslims to live and migrate to
seek refuge and safety in the land of adjusting. Now this was something very disturbing to the Quraysh because they were busy in a massive propaganda campaign in Mecca. And now a group of Muslims have left which means the message of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would have left the borders of the Arabian Peninsula. And perhaps the plot and plan would have been exposed so that the security guards that
they gathered in the Congress the gathered in their parliament, and their heads engaged in an emergency meeting. So Hanna line today we hear about these emergency meetings that are taking place in different countries because of the Coronavirus. An emergency meeting took place. And it was decided that the Quraysh would send two of the best men
and I'm going to deal with gifts as well, not just with the intelligent minds and the ability to speak but with gifts that they felt would be beloved to Nigeria. Why? To convince a Niger she to send the Muslims back with them to Mecca. And so they came to an agency and they placed their case and they gave this impression that these Muslims who migrated they were renegades. They were people who are causing havoc in society. They were criminals but then the judge should be just didn't take their word.
At face value despite the gifts despite the eloquent speech, and the Joshi demanded an audience with the Muslims. Now the Muslims are unprepared for this. The leader was Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he was in Mecca Subhan Allah, and they didn't have a spokesperson that was appointed by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to act as an ambassador on behalf of Islam and the Muslims to represent Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam in the land of habitat. So they gathered and they had a meeting, and it was decided that Jaffer, even though the apology would be the one to present his case and the case of Muslims to an agenda. And so Pamela, when he stood in front of Nigeria, she
Allah subhanho wa Taala inspired him with words that were likely to be written with golden ink because Pamela even in the situation that we are in brothers and sisters in Islam, his words resonate well as a solution. And yes, they were his words, but they were taken from Rasulullah sallallahu either he was sending the speech of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the actions of Rasulullah sallallahu. Either he was setting them down for even addresses and the Joshi and says, okay, we were a people of ignorance. We worshipped idols. We ate the meat of dead animals. We practiced immoral acts, we broke the bones of kinship, we were harmful to our neighbors, the strong
from amongst us oppressed, the weak to handle up, oppression in the world today, the strong from amongst us or press the weak. And then Allah subhanho wa Taala sent to us, someone from us. We knew his lineage. We knew his truthfulness, we knew his trustworthiness, we knew his caliber, Pamela, and he commanded us to worship when Allah subhanho wa Taala. He commanded us towards truthfulness, he commanded us towards trustworthiness. He commanded us towards maintaining the ties of kinship. He taught us to be good to our neighbors, he forbade us spilling the spilling the blood of each other, and he forbade or pressure, he forbade adultery, and incorrect relationships between unmarried males
and females. He forbade eating the world of orphans. He commanded us to pray, and he commanded us to fast and he commanded us to give our wealth for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala in charity. And so we followed his commands, and we stayed away from his provisions, we steered away from his prohibitions. This is our case. Okay, so panela brothers and sisters in Islam, words that indeed need to be written with golden ink for Jaffer even have your polyp here in his speech highlights for us the formula of success versus the formula of failure, the formula that brings about plagues and difficulty and the formula that removes the earth of harm. This is the reality of what Jaffer ew
polyp is saying. And I remember the story, especially when I read and I in the book have lost
a lot of words and essays and this is relevant to the times that we are in
Allah subhanho wa Taala says corruption, disaster catastrophe has afflicted the lands and the seas, because of the actions of the people, the actions of human beings losing.
A lot of love brings this disaster so that the human beings can taste a little bit of the consequences of the actions of the consequences of the speech, of the consequences of leaving the student of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and no tala sees a little bit, we bring this corruption and we bring this disaster because of the corruption so that they can taste a little bit, a little bit of the consequences of the actions. Why Allah says
so perhaps, perhaps, they may turn back to Allah Subhana who were to add, brothers and sisters in Islam, the fact that Allah said, perhaps, and not so that they will, the Subhana Allah should make us fearful brothers and sisters in Islam. Which part of this ayah do we want to be on? Do we want to be on the part of the ayah that describes those who receive this difficulty and do not change? They receive this difficulty and did not transform, or do we want to be on the side of this ayah that holds those who received the ayah and they transformed as a result, their lives became better. As a result, they became more upon the center and they left innovation and they left sin they changed for
the better and they truly transformed which
of this ayah do we want to be in one line? It's frightening when Allah says, God, why? Because Allah says perhaps they may change in brothers and sisters in Islam, if people don't change, with people getting sick in the 1000s of days, with us losing our the possibility of us losing our loved ones being such a real thing. If this doesn't change us, Pamela, what will change us brothers and sisters in Islam? What will change us ilaha illa Allah subhanho wa Taala teaches us in this area brothers and sisters in Islam, that sins change happy times into sad ones. Sins change rich times into times of poverty. They're talking about a global recession being a real possibility. job security is at an
all time low. Governments are digging deep into emergency funds to bring stability to the private sector, and so on and so forth. sins and corruption. So Panama and a lack of real transformation, it changes which times into times of poverty, it changes health into sickness, progress into regress, and brothers and sisters in Islam. If you still not convinced then listen, listen, we have lots of Hannah who Allah says.
I said if the people of the place if they believed in a lot and they develop, they stayed away from home and they maintain themselves upon Hello, I was as you would have opened for them the blessings of not just the earth but also the skies, but rather they choose to be sinful. They chose to be away from the Quran. They chose to be away from the Sunnah.
Less we grabbed them, we have them be McCann we accept and based on that which they used to do, based on the earnings based on their actions. It is all about what we do brothers and sisters in Islam, it is all about what we say. We will be held accountable based on our actions purely. And he Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions this. If you're still not convinced, then consider what Allah says.
And look at the people of ad and we made manifest to the reality of homes, homes in mountains, these people were huge like tree tops.
beautified for them their sinful ways. Allah says despite the strength of their homes, despite the might of the buddies, Allah says, Allah Subhana Allah says that she took them off the right path, took them into sin and beautified it for them. Allah subhanho wa Taala says For whom it is severe obile What can we stop seeing a lot of SES Pinilla? visual people have knowledge and they chose to dis obey. And we have made them examples for you. Brothers and sisters in Islam. have we taken the people of Adam mood as examples? In our business dealings? Have we taken the conclusions of the people of ad in the mood in our interactions with the opposite gender? How goes speak to boys and
boys speak to girls on social media and in classrooms and
you know, in different meeting places, this lack of understanding of the similar requirements when it comes to the male, female the current gender interaction according to the Quran and the Sunnah. Do you know have we remembered the conclusions of Adam? When we find those interest based contracts when we put our signature on the dotted line thinking that this is okay or being in a state of oblivion of the reality that we are declaring war with Allah subhanho wa Taala do we think of the conclusions of those people that Allah subhana wa tada made a reminder for us made the conclusions or reminder for us, they were stronger than us. In terms of the bodies are below a greater than us
in terms of the abilities. Look at Allah subhanho wa Taala did to them. Allah subhanho wa Taala also says about your own and his people this oppressor this tyrant who thought he was a loss of Hannah who had lost his photo Selma and he was willing
to hand a lot for stuck a bow or candle
Allah God me. Allah says we sent upon them floods, and Lucas and lice and frogs and we cause blood to appear in the water. We gave the manifest signs, sign off the sign, sign off beside to turn back and leave the arrogance yet they remained arrogant. And they were indeed from the criminals from the polytheists from the centers of love and mystamp. Brothers and sisters in Islam
and precedented times, this is the reality brothers and sisters in Islam. And for change to happen. We need to bring about unprecedented transformation if we want to change unprecedented times that the antidote, the vaccine, we're talking about vaccines, we're talking about medication, the vaccines, brothers and sisters in Islam is unprecedented change ourselves. Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the law,
that indeed a law will not change the situation of a people until they change their situation themselves. If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got. This is a universal law brothers and sisters in Islam. And insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results. That is insanity. Let's not put ourselves in delusion brothers and sisters in Islam. Let us get rid of this cognitive dissonance cognitive dissonance refers to these immature excuses that we convince ourselves with to justify our regress our retrogression to justify us going backwards to to make us believe as if we're going forwards. Let us grab the bull by the horns and
bring about unprecedented transformation so that we can deal with the unprecedented difficulty that we are in. Allah says he will not change the situation of a people this is a promise from Allah subhanho wa Taala until they change this situation themselves to have Allah Allah says what
Allah, but if Allah subhanho wa Taala wins for a people difficulty and harm and disaster and punishment. No one can turn the difficulty away. It is only Allah who can take it away. This is a lost promise and a lot of promises that he will take our difficulties away if we change our situation ourselves. I will pious before us used to say during the good times, when they would talk to the Muslims on the day of Friday, they will tell the people
a similar idea is slightly different. They would repeat to the people living in good times.
they say to the people who are enjoying good health, or enjoying financial standing and material well being when everything was hunky dory and everything was nice and happy. And nobody felt tested. Everyone felt that they only had to be thankful because everything was easy. But emails would stand on the member from our, from our pious predecessors, they used to talk to the people and these to say this I barely could be an alone
is to say that Allah subhanho wa Taala never ever changed a blessing to a hump, a blessing that he bless people with to a home
except after the people change themselves.
Except after this brothers and sisters in Islam, right?
Excuse me for that brothers and sisters, Allah subhanho wa Taala never changed
a blessing but he gave a people except after they change this situation, from good to bad. From better to worse, they changed it to a large change the blessings
of Allah, his blessings were taken and were replaced by difficulties.
And then the scholars say our time came when a lot didn't take away people's blessings. So we painfully had to stop telling them this particular idea and tell them the other idea which is similar, but deals with the new circumstance in the law.
That alone will not change your situation and bring your blessings back. Unless you change your situation yourselves. Brothers and sisters in Islam I'm not here to sign off tickets one way tickets in first class to the hellfire. Don't get me wrong. Don't get me wrong brothers and sisters in Islam but we must be pragmatic, right? We cannot be hopeful. If we do not understand if we do not have a proper diagnosis of the situation at hand. What I'm saying to us all brothers and sisters in Islam is only
For the sake of a correct diagnosis, I'm not here to bring about doom and gloom for the realities brothers and sisters in Islam. The reality is, and I say what I've said in light of these realities is that the Quran has taught us that no matter how difficult the circumstance is, Allah subhanho wa Taala will be too easy for everyone difficult. Quran has taught us this, and the Quran has taught us so early in life has taught us life has taught us that no matter how long the night is, the sun will still arise, the sun will still rise to Panama, no matter how long the night is, the sun will still rise. I'm not here to say live our lives moving forward with the cup half empty. There was no light
at the end of the tunnel, absolutely not. Let us live our lives with the cup half full, with the cup half full, and with the light at the end of the tunnel. But you can only do that if you have the correct diagnosis brothers and sisters in Islam. The future looks positive. When we understand how to create that future dealing with ourselves right now, dealing with the circumstances right now dealing with those issues right now that will prevent tomorrow from being positive. So don't get me wrong. I'm not here to sign any first class tickets to the Hellfire or to present a situation of doom and gloom. Because brothers and sisters in Islam, the reality is that the place of everlasting
happiness is gentle. And the place of everlasting doom and gloom is the hellfire. With regards to you and me. We live in a temporary life Currently, we live in a temporary life before the perpetual life. This life is not all happiness. But it isn't also doom and gloom. The only thing guaranteed about this life is that everything that happens will be temporary. Everything that happens will be temporary brothers and sisters in Islam, the happy times we have will be temporary, the difficult times we have will be temporary and thus we must have hope. And again I reiterate, I'm not sharing a message of despair. It's a message of hope, but in a pragmatic way, this life brothers and sisters
in Islam, so universal reality is how Allah created it and it will give us moments that are for us, and moments that are against us. It will give us moments that bring to us happy times, and moments that bring to a sad times. It will bring to us moments in which we add through which we can build gender through being thankful. And it will bring us moments through which we can only build gentleness being patient. But I believe and never, ever forget that the ultimate endeavor of the life of this world is entry into gender. And we turn every difficulty into a positive by making every situation and circumstance that we are in into a gender building exercise. When things are
good. With those genders we're being thankful. When things are difficult. We build gender through being patient. And only a believer can navigate this reality in this way brothers and sisters in Islam. And patients brothers and sisters in Islam comes in many forms as proposed by the Sharia patients in terms of remaining upon the do's and don'ts to take you to heroin. But you know, Allah told you to pray not to leave the prayer. So you Be patient and you pray. Patience comes in the form of living, how long she wants you to talk to her when you're not supposed to talk to her. He wants you to listen to music when you're not supposed to listen to music. He wants you to waste your time
watching TV excessively at the expense of the remembrance of Allah. But you know it's wrong. So you Be patient in not listening to share your fun. And doing that which is right. This requires patience as well. We blue agenda this way as well. We also build agenda through patients, brothers and sisters in Islam, in being patients with regards to the circumstance and situation that Allah places us in like we are in right now. Let's say you are Latina, or you believe as Bill wasabia.
Be patient, be resilient, be compact,
right? The belief is to manage circumstances and manage situations. And I take you back to the editor
in which she said that these plagues are that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that these plagues are a punishment, but not for a believer, not for a believer when when he or she is patient is resilient, is compact in their faith in the speech and in the actions while they are drowning in the difficulty, so Panama, so it's not a punishment for them. Rather, it's a mercy from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And thus, Allah presents the gift of the rewards of martyrdom for the one who passes away as a result of a plague of this nature. And through this brothers and sisters in Islam, and we're talking about hope, we understand why the scholars say the names of Allah subhanho
With an old boss in a car with means, the one who perpetually gives an old boss it means the one who holds the scholars say, you cannot separate these two names. If you mentioned, I will comment you have to mention that because if you separate the two names, the meaning is not befitting, the meaning is only befitting and the two names are together, when you say allies, the one who was holds and he's the one who gives without measure, the meaning is more beautiful. And the meaning is entirely correct. Why? Because when you don't separate the names, the meaning states that Allah is the one who gives you
and many people don't think about it this way brothers and sisters in Islam, right. Some people feel the plague has come the Coronavirus has come Allah has withheld no brothers and sisters in Islam for a believer Allah has given even though his withheld, right, because he's given us a new opportunity to boot gentleman. And so for a believer we've never ever seen the role of obstacle, but rather the opportunity. That's the reality for a believer in every circumstance that Allah places as in, as in a believer feels privileged, right? Because Allah has placed them in the circumstances situation, and they use it as a chance to get closer to Allah. And this is how we change the OIC from the
obstacle to the opportunity. This is the reality brothers and sisters in Islam. Right? Allah subhanho wa Taala against even when he was hoped, but only a believer who knows Allah subhanho wa Taala can understand this and perhaps through this calamity, remember we said he said, a calamity that brings you closer to Allah is better than a blessing that takes you away, perhaps through this Corona
catastrophe if we can learn more about the era, this is the catastrophe being an opportunity and in a way of blessing. Brothers and sisters in Islam, we speaking about light being present at the end of the tunnel, we're talking about the cup being half full, we're talking about overcoming how to unprecedented change, we have to use the circumstance that we in brothers and sisters in Islam, to critically analyze ourself, critically analyze ourselves, our life, we should analyze how we run our homes, we should analyze how we are raising our children, we should analyze our relationship with our neighbors, we should analyze our proximity to the major sins, those major sins that stop our do
as being answered those major sins that stop our minor sins being forgiven. So Pamela, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, between two scholars, Allah forgives your minor sins. And in another narration, he says your minus sins will be forgiven only if you leave the major sins. What about if you are deep in the river? How are you going to be forgiven between Salah the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Allah doesn't answer the door. who feeds himself who was food? Who, who consumes food, which is how long? Whose clothing is purchasing the home? Wait, how can we earn through Riba and buy our food and clothes, our bodies and then we tend to align
our brothers and sisters in Islam. This is the time for critical analysis and analysis void of action. It is a time of critical analysis and critical action brothers and sisters in Islam so that we change unprecedentedly and through that unprecedented change in terms of our circumstances situation happens as well. Brothers and sisters in Islam there's so much to say about major sins and so on and so forth and lo COVID instituted ChildLine in the upcoming days and weeks will be running further
webinars to speak about the major sins and taqwa and these topics of teskey and purification of the soul to assist our transformation during this very important period of transformation. Brothers and sisters in Islam. Last but not least, and I know we've spoken a lot. But this seminar and this topic cannot be complete. If we don't highlight some points that in an actionable way, take us forward with the last thing anyone wants is for this webinar to be void of practical steps moving forward. And this brothers and sisters in STEM allow me to share with you the following points number one, number one moving forward, we have to be positive brothers and sisters in Islam. Right. Right. And
this highlights that this is not a speech of doom and disaster. Right? This is just a pragmatic message, a practical message. We have to be positive and positivity entails taking care of everything I've shared thus far. Why do we have to be positive can be useful Allahu alayhi wa sallam you will find the Prophet sallallahu I knew he was sending him love positivity brothers and sisters in Islam. You will
Love positivity so panela no matter how difficult the circumstance was, he was always positive. You know, what strikes me is the line makes my heart shiver. It was the time when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam left Mexico with Abu Bakar to go to Medina, and they hidden the cave. And
you know, before the cape, there was a journey and after the cape, there was a gentleman who set a mighty precedent in terms of a reward that would be given to the one who captures the messenger, sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And everyone went out seeking this reward seeking this price. And from them Soraka to Delilah, this amazing, a skilled Hunter. He knew how to read the deserts. He knew how to read the movement of the sands. He knew how to read the tracks of the camels. He knew how how fresh a footprint was, and how old a footprint was to Hannah law. And lo and behold, he was the one who got close to the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam in Abu Bakar, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi
wa sallam he's running away from Mecca to Medina. He didn't want to leave. It was extremely hard for him. It was extremely emotional for him. When he gets outside of Macau, he turns to Macau and he says to Macau, Macau. I don't want to leave you but your people don't want me to live with you. And if it wasn't for the circumstance, I would never leave you so Allah Subhan Allah brothers and sisters in Islam, he leaves with this difficulty. He leaves with this emotion. He was a human being an Alessi to mankind sal Allahu Allah, he was a and Soraka gets close and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam next door, and suddenly, the feet of the animal of Soraka begins to sink into the
sun such that it can't move anymore. So
he was sending them and says you made I heard you make drops and this situation is because of your drive that the situation is lifted off me. So Han Allah, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says,
to listen to this, also aka, really please you. If Allah made you read the bangles from the bangles of kisser
Han Allah subhanaw taala brothers and sisters, we're talking about a civilization. Civilization. Rome and Persia with the two biggest were the two civilizations, and in between them was the desert of Arabia. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam when he has no home, he has no land. He has no money. He has no city is stateless. He's homeless. He's moneyless, he's penniless. And he's standing in the middle of the desert. Telling Soraka we did please you If Allah makes you read the bangles of the bangles have a superpower the ilaha illa WA, all kinds kind of positivity is this brothers and sisters in Islam?
What kind of positivity is this?
Like, can you understand the heat of these words? This is a you know if you and I circumstance what hope would we have he's promising syrup at this and Subhanallah during the time of
this superpower is defeated. And these bankers come to Medina and I saw some of the bangles brothers and sisters in Islam in the British Museum, but from the same time span, but a few 100 years after they were pure golden masses. So can you imagine how bigger and more expensive they were a few 100 years earlier.
And Soraka comes and says what is it and he says Where are these bangles so Soraka is the bangles and he says this was the promise of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to
Pamela, from the love of Allah. He was a goddess with him in general. I mean,
this was the premise of Rasulullah sallallahu it he was sending them to you a message of hope from a man who had nothing but he had everything because he was positive. Brothers and sisters in Islam, we must be positive this was delivered to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. If the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was here with us today, he
would be positive and he would want us to be positive. He would want us to be positive in overcoming the situation. He would want us to be positive in us being able to transform, he would want us to be positive in how we deal with those who are around us. He would want us to be positive in how we view them. If they were to pass away that inshallah they've received the rewards of being a Shahid This is what I believe sincerely. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would have wanted us to be we must be positive. Now I'm not saying don't take the means brothers and sisters in
Islam. And I'm not saying have reckless positive Liberty where you believe everything is just a hype and you're not going to take the
precautions. I'm not asking you to be careless brothers and sisters in Islam in no way shape, or form. But I'm saying be positive in the right way. Don't put yourself in a in a situation whereby, you know everything becomes the lowest common denominator and then you become a person who brings about more difficulty in their mind and in their heart and into the people around them. Right precautions must be taken, but with the emotion of positivity. Okay, brothers and sisters in Islam. So this is number one, we must be positive. We allow it forgive us. Yes, brothers and sisters in Islam.
especially in light of the introduction, because we spoke about sins, and the ills of our sins during the show can come to you now and tell you, you're 60 years old, you're 70 years old, you're 40 years old. There's no hope for you. And you know, no, that is a message that lacks positivity. shippon wants you to be depressed. He wants you to be sad, as Allah says in the Quran, but the Quran and the Sunnah wants you to be positive and be happy and turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala and be positive in your ability to do so and be positive in the result you expect from Allah. This is a time brothers and sisters in Islam, especially that we need to have good thoughts about Allah and be
positive with regards to Allah subhanho wa Taala that if we raise our hands and we say you're a lot in the development enough, see indeed I've pressed myself for fiddly Forgive me, we get up knowing that Allah subhanho wa Taala has forgiven us Yes, brothers and sisters in Islam. This is what is needed. This is what is needed and if this Coronavirus makes us have this relationship with Allah, then by Allah This is a blessing and not to harm that to Pamela we change our view of the last panel with Allah, we change our expectations when we engage Allah subhanho wa Taala we have an expectation of positivity. It is a lot off the road who said in a hadith bootsy you are son of Adam,
summer semester for jelly,
belly, all sin of Adam, if you send and send that your sins reached the surfaces of the skies where you find the clouds.
Then you turn to Allah sincerely and you sought forgiveness and you promise to change your ways. Allah says
I will forgive all your sins despite them filling the entire way. Forgive them all for you.
And it doesn't even matter to Allah subhanho wa Taala it's easy for Allah to forgive you unconditionally. And lots of Hannah who is
the owner, believe me when the hell
that Oh son of Adam, you send during the day and you send during the night, but it is Allah subhanho wa Taala who forgives all sins? So seek forgiveness from Allah
Subhana Allah, look how Allah says Allah doesn't say, seek forgiveness, and then I will forgive you. Allah says, first off, you need to seek forgiveness and consider yourself forgiven, cannot be allowed.
Because he or she can be indeed we need to praise Allah. Brothers and sisters in Islam this hadith requires us to do is to do the sugar. It requires us to go on the ground and prostrate that this is your gift to us that you say if we sincerely seek forgiveness from you and mend our ways we should consider ourselves forgiven. Subhana Allah, Allah is saying, Don't doubt yourself being forgiven, rather consider yourself being forgiven. This is the message from the Quran. This is the message of the sinner, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Zoomer in an era which the scholars have to say is the eye of Allah says Leah
In the Quran, and that will be decided to deal with the authentic beyond doubt, no one will be able to change it, no one will be able to add to it, no one will be able to subtract from it. Allah says tell them my servants who have oppressed themselves, they've sinned beyond recognition. Tell them despite this lead, Rahmatullah Don't lose hope in the mercy of Allah Don't lose hope in the mercy of Allah in the law your little Bluebird Jimmy and indeed a law way forgive all your sins in completion return you back to the day you were born in terms of deeds in the Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, Rahim. Indeed, Allah is the most forgiving, the Most Merciful. So brothers and sisters in Islam be
positive in your ability to seek forgiveness and be positive
In terms of your expectation from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And another point moving forward brothers and sisters in Islam, we must
have paradigm shifts, and we spoke about this earlier change the obstacle to the Oh, of opportunity, right? And try and, and and look further to the, to the positive outcomes that have come about as a result of this situation. So Pamela, in terms of our attachment and loss of Hannah, who otherwise wouldn't have come, had the situation not been there in terms of how we appreciate our homes and the safety of our homes in terms of our deeds and our relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala isolation has forced us in our homes. appreciates Pamela the safety of your home, many of us don't realize the safety of our homeless when we get home. The first thing we want to do is go out
somewhere we want to eat out instead of eat at home. Now Subhanallah we forced to cook some people are saying to Pamela she's cooking more than ever This is hard. I say See, see the positivity in this that's upon a lot of you cooking for your husband because he has to work from home and now you have to cook lunch and you have to cook breakfast for example, see it as an opportunity to to gain more sadaqa because your efforts towards your family do Meza and do wife is so have the paradigm shift. appreciate what you couldn't appreciate before and don't see this difficulty as a difficulty seat in its correct light using the lens of Islam and Eman such that when Allah lifts this virus and
inshallah he will and people have to go back to work, you found your husband, and make sure that from tomorrow he has breakfast at home before he goes to work. Why? Because you want
to have a lot, right? So represent says these are some examples that are shift our paradigms and I see isolation not as imprisonment. But let us see it as a chance to have seclusion with a loss of Hannah who has Allah through our Salah, through our attachment to the Quran. See it as you know, as an opportunity to do that which we didn't do an opportunity to memorize more sutras from the Quran. For many years, we haven't memorized any new Sutras, our Salah has the same sort of let us see the opportunity in this to memorize the Quran to read
some of the books in relation to the Islamic sciences, let's see, there's an opportunity to seek knowledge of hamdulillah the online forum is full of Institute's and websites that have a host of Islamic lessons, let us see these opportunities. Last but not least brothers and sisters in Islam and I will end shortly his brothers and sisters in Islam. Let us use this time before this virus leaves us to understand the world we want to see the day we die. This is very important. This is very important brothers and sisters in Islam.
Right? use this time
the world you want to see the day you die.
Every father, every mother, every husband, every wife, every child
should be guided into this
action point, especially during these times that we have to work from home our movements have been grounded and unrestricted. Right? Let us use this time to understand the world we want to live the day we die. See that picture? Ask yourself Oh, brother, when I look at my mother, what do I want to see? That will pleases me and make me feel ready to meet Allah? When I look at my father? What do I want to see? That will please me and make me feel ready to meet Allah? When I look at my wife, and my children, look at my community. What do I want to see that will make me smile? And make me feel ready to meet a lot? Ask yourself this question. Understand this brothers and sisters in Islam,
because this is how you bring purpose to your life. Right? Will you live your life with some line of sight to the day you die, but this random life that we live in? Right? Let us make sure that we use the circumstance so we can come out of this difficulty with a great wind.
Some people say it's difficult for them to understand what they want to see the day we die. So my advice to you is if you can't do it this way, then flip it and ask yourself what don't you want to see the day you die?
Right? When you look at your mother and your father and your wife and your child and your family and your community and so on and so forth. What don't you want to see that thing you don't want to see it because if you see it it's gonna make you scared to meet Allah Subhana who has a lot of us don't know what we want. But we know what we don't want, right? This happens. A lot of us know what we don't want. So if you can't write down what you want to see the day you die, then you definitely know what you don't want to see. So start there and write it down. Get a piece of paper, put your life in front of you use this opportunity brothers and sisters in Islam. That's number one, right.
Make a means for you to stop living your life without accountability.
This is the reason that we are here, brothers and sisters in Islam. We are here because we live our lives without accountability. We judge and jury too much freedom, right? We cannot be judging Judy, of our decisions of our feelings of our thoughts of the way we do things of the decisions that we make and create for yourself. During this period, a board of directors, find someone who you can turn to, to raise your email.
When your demand is low, and add them to your board of directors, find someone to attend who is knowledgeable of Hillel and how long you can turn to for matters of Halloween. Rather than you shopping for photos that meets your desires that hold up with a loved one. Find that person, put them in your board of directors, find that person who's wise, who sincerely wants Good for you, who will be the happiest person on earth when you happy and the saddest person when you sat. In a lot of these circumstances, it's our parents placed them in your board of directors, right? create for yourself a board of directors, people who you turn to regulate
with the important matters of your life moving forward. Alright, so this is another important action point that you shouldn't leave this period.
Except that you have put these checks and balances into play. And then very quickly, brothers and sisters in Islam, improve your relationship with your relatives, improve your communication with people start thinking about people who you haven't been communicating with, that you should have or communication with people that you can improve. Think about it Life is short to Pamela anyone can get sick at any time and pass away. Right? This virus has taught us this to handle law, then brothers and sisters in Islam. I want from us to look at our bank account, look at our financial standing and material well being and think how can we be unprecedented with our wealth, not in the
way that things happen to us but in a way that brings goodness to us and to society at large? How can we be unprecedented in terms of managing our soccer and soccer this year? Because by Allah
it seems very likely that this year we will have people who paid Zika last year, but they need soccer this year. Okay, so don't turn a blind eye to them. Brothers and sisters lamb have an acute focus in terms of the situations of people around you who's losing their job, right, and so on and so forth. May Allah subhanaw taala protect everyone's jobs and protect everyone's employments, I mean, you're an admin.
And last but not least, brothers and sisters in Islam, take the advice I've shared with you in the previous videos that I've put out on my social media pages with regards to home activities with regards to if your machine is closed, then how you can revive the Salah effectively in your home with your family have left advices pertaining to the event, and that your karma and the silent prayers and the selected and this applications of the morning and the evening, please go back to them to those videos. And please extract those lessons and and add it to whatever you've taken note of during this particular broadcast in terms of action points moving forward, there's so much more
to say brothers and sisters in Islam, but inshallah I'm not the last person that you will be hearing from. And I'm not just I might be the first and humble and I'm grateful to Allah in terms of course the institute series to look after our Islamic development during this difficult time, but I'm at the last inshallah tomorrow at the same time at 2pm Mountain Time. And 11am UK time shala although from Canada, we'll be sharing an informative broadcast like this one, meaning in this particular way as you are viewing it right now an informative session related to spouses in the houses. It's a catchy name from the chef, and he's going to be talking about how husbands and wives can can manage
the relationship more effectively being confined to the four walls of the home rather than sisters in Islam. Law Hey, I love you all for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala I love you all for the sake of Allah. And I asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to preserve us in his obedience, preserve us in his obedience grant us long, healthy lives in his obedience so we can build agenda together continuously and ask Allah subhanho wa Taala not to make us pass away, except when he's pleased with us, except when he's decreed that we will have a grave that is a garden from the gardens of Jenna, except that he has decreed that we will be raised with the family of Oberon except that he has
decreed that he will gather us underneath his house on the day of piano for loving each other for his sake alone. And ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to shower a beautiful pure on all those who are ill, and all those who haven't been sick ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to show his mercy upon them with regards to the sickness and if anyone from our own has passed away, then ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to bless the graves with with divine light and mercy and ask Allah
Otherwise, you're allowed to enter us all collectively into a URL for you to dose, the highest gender without any accountability without any questioning. And if we have to be questioned, then I ask Allah to grant us our book of deeds in our right hands and to ease our standing in front of him and to enter us into gender. With Rasulullah sallallahu earlier he was selling them and the NBA was selling them and the Sahaba probably Allahu Allah. And the motto is,
we ask Allah to Allah for all of us having good hope. That Allah subhanho wa Taala will give us what I've just asked for brothers and sisters in Islam everything correctly is from Allah alone and he's perfect. And any mistakes are from myself and shame upon and I seek Allah's forgiveness. Once again, I love you all for the sake of Allah, take care of yourselves take care of each other. Take care of the precautionary requirements, be positive, and never ever lose hope in the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh