Moments with Allah #11 – Awakening the Sleeping Giant
Channel: Sajid Ahmed Umar
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lot of men Rahim hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah who are the early he was so happy to hear you marine Ahmedabad. We begin in the name of Allah subhanho wa taala. Seeking His blessings and we request praises and blessings upon Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, my dear brothers and elders and Sisters in Islam. I greet you with the greetings of Islam and peace and the greetings of the people of paradise salam ala Hiya, Alikum warahmatu whoever occurred to me others peace may His blessings may you safety May is mercy be upon you all. It's a pleasure to be amidst yourself and this community in Melbourne this evening. And I have been blessed
to visit various communities across the state since the beginning of Ramadan. And honestly, I can only feel
emotions of joy, seeing the vision of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in its manifestation. And I have no doubt that if the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam was to visit this corner of the world, he would only tear tears of joy because indeed, it was his vision that Islam reached the four corners of the world, no doubt a vision for more grand than the years that Allah subhanho wa Taala permitted him. However, he used the years that Allah gave him well, for he created a team of Sahaba robiola, who remain who then took on the diligent duty of looking after his legacy and we are the fruits of their efforts. May Allah subhanho wa Taala gather us with them in paradise. My Dear
Brothers and Sisters in Islam, Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah has given this ummah, only the best, everything about what we have been given, is the best. Allah subhanahu ofan revealed the Quran, the best Revelation, the final testament, the timeless miracle, the best book, he reveals the best revelation using the best Angel Jibreel any Salah and it is revealed to the best messenger Muhammad Abdullah Abdullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and in the best language, the Arabic language during the best of all nights, the Night of Power and decree and special virtue a night that we know as a little kingdom, which the Quran describes as being greater than 1000 months also, this revelation
happened in the best of all months, the month of Ramadan, say to Shu Shah Ramadan, the best of all months is the month of Ramadan as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught us and Allah says in his book Shehu Ramadan and lead even Zilla V Hill Quran, the month of Ramadan is the chosen month, the month in which Allah revealed the Quran. And all of this happens in the best of all places. Maka Tomoko Roma, the best book via the best angel to the best messenger in the best language during the best night in the best month and in the best of all places. And in this best revelation that came to us in the best of ways, Allah subhanho wa Taala decrease the Ummah that
receives this revelation as the best of all nations to handle Allah Quinton Jairo. metalock Reject leanness as Allah tells us in the first quarter of the fourth Jews, you are the best of all nations. This is not just a statement with randomness, Brothers and Sisters in Islam. This is a revelation from the Lord of the Worlds The Creator of everything in existence. He declares that the own Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the Ummah that receives the Quran, is the best of all nations. Now brothers and sisters in a snap, we've lived long enough to know and realize that as a universal principle of life, there is no title, void of responsibility. If you hold a title, it definitely
comes with its share of responsibility. The greater the title, the greater the responsibility. In fact, if anyone is given an honorific, there are rules governing how those titles are used. It is an ethical to use an honorific title in a way that gives people the impression that you actually holds the responsibility of those titles. And if you abuse the honorific society will stand up against you and say, You are being unethical for looking the educational establishment. You have a principle that's the highest title of the establishment. And that title comes with the highest range of responsibilities, far greater than the responsibilities of the head teacher and the responsibilities
of the teacher. It's common sense, and it's true to the natural laws and universal values of the life that we live in. If you look at the corporate sector, the same thing applies. You have a line manager and he has a special status, which comes with special levels of responsibility. He is held accountable over the rest of the employees in the organization. Do
beneath him, above the line manager, you have the chief operating officer a greater title. It also comes with greater responsibility. He is held accountable in a far greater way than the line manager. Above the CEO. You have the Chief Executive Officer, the CEO, and he holds the responsibility at a range far greater than that of the CEO or the line manager or anyone beneath him. And greater title here also teaches us that it does come with greater responsibility and far greater levels of accountability. So, if Allah subhanho wa Taala declares this ummah to be the best of all nations, Brothers and Sisters in Islam, we very quickly have to ask ourselves an important
question. Why? What is the responsibility that we are carrying? To be given this divine title? A title from Allah subhanahu wa Tada. It can it be so easy as just being born after the advent of Rasulullah? sallallahu alayhi wasallam that with the greatest revelations because he was the greatest messenger and we are part of his ummah, can it be that easy? Surely it can't. And in the same verse, in which Allah subhanho wa Taala declares us to be the best, he tells us why he lists for us three responsibilities. He says, You are the best because that Marula will Maroof was an owner and Elanco were totally known that beloved, you are advocates for good, you are adversaries
against evil, and you run your process of our inviting towards good and forbidding evil upon a particular identity. And that is the identity of Iman and Islam. It is upon an identity that when other systems look at you going about your way, inviting towards good, forbidding evil, they recognize Islam and the Muslims in what you do. It comes with an identity. This is why you are the best three responsibilities that make us the best of all nations. Now, when we zoom closer into this verse Brothers and Sisters in Islam, we see something very interesting. And that is that Allah subhanho wa Taala he lists three verbs and verbs denote action. That for you to be the best, you
have to be a person of action.
And he doesn't only list three verbs, but he lists three verbs in the present tense. And in the Arabic language for those who are familiar with Arabic grammar, you would have come across a principle related to the present tense which states well here it will move out here if a lover tilava Yeti Jacobi l Hala, hollistic. Bell. In other books, it's it says, Well, it's the Murrah, the meanings are the same, that the present tense carries a dual function in the Arabic language, it carries the function of denoting something taking place now, and something that continuously takes place similar to the function of the present continuous in the English language. And when you
understand this, and you step back, and you look at the verse again, you learn something new Subhanallah that Allah subhanahu Allah is telling us that we are the best of all nations, not only because we invite towards good and we forbid evil, and we believe in Allah, but we are the best because we always invite towards good we always forbid evil, and we always run our process with the identity of Imam, the identity of la ilaha illa Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah, that there is no public holiday from these responsibilities. There is no weekend from these responsibilities. There is no bank holiday from these responsibilities. You don't log into these responsibilities at the beginning
of the week, and logout of these responsibilities. At the end of the week, you are defined by these three actuary mandates, these three responsibilities, thus you are the best. Now when we understand it like this, it makes perfect sense. Because the best of all individuals, the MBR and the HEMA Salatu was Salam. They carried these three responsibilities on their shoulders by themselves as individuals. Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed these responsibilities in the form of a legacy, the greatest legacy the world would have ever experienced upon the shoulders of new Hydra he Salem in ohioana, ileka Come on, oh Hanaa la Lu, when they begin I mean bad as Allah tells us in the first
quarter of the sixth produce, Allah says, Indeed, we revealed this legacy to You, O Muhammad, as we revealed it to Allah He Salam and the messengers after him Subhan Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah revealed the legacy of El amor Bucha Maru for nahi and Iluka one Iman Billa subhanho wa Taala as a package deal as a legacy as the greatest solution to the world and its inhabitants to Hala he Salam. Then Allah shifted it from the shoulders of one man to the shoulders of another man to the shoulders of another man to the shoulders of another man up to a point. And that was what the advent of
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam for Allah decreed that he will be the final messenger and the seal of all prophets, Brothers and Sisters in Islam. We know after Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the battle between good and evil, truth and falsehood continue to exist. The enmity between Shavon and mankind continued to exist in fact, it will become amplified.
So what will happen to mankind, when Allah has decreed that no prophet will come after Muhammad? What will happen to the greatest legacy that the world has ever experienced?
And the answer to that question Brothers and Sisters in Islam is you and I, the Amok Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the young from us, and the old from us, the male from us and the females from us, because after Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam, Allah subhanho wa Taala took the greatest legacy that made men great, he took it off their shoulders, and he didn't transfer it to the shoulders of one man, but the collective shoulders of an entire Ummah, the Muhammad Ali Abdullah, son, Allahu Allah, He was telling them, You and I are brothers and sisters in Islam, we carry a load from the weight of the greatest legacy that the world has ever experienced. This is why
we are the greatest of all nations, we have a mandate that no nation before us had to carry Brothers and Sisters in Islam. And when you understand it like this, you understand very well why the Giants before us, they would pass statements as this OMA is an ummah that came to give not to take this OMA is a solution for humanity. We are the flag bearers, Brothers and Sisters in Islam of the legacy of the Gambia, early humans salat wa salam, we are responsible for carrying it and responsible for transferring it successfully to the generation to come and inspiring them to be able to transfer it to the generations thereafter.
Allah has blessed me to travel to many communities across the globe, and devices that we complain of in Australia exist in other places as well. The complaints about disenfranchised youth, the complaints about an institutionalized effort to break the family structure, and cause rifts within society, and so on and so forth. And within these societies, we hear voices from the Ummah of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Those who point fingers and say, we are our scholars, we are our Imams, we are our students of knowledge, what are they doing? We are the duet, all these graduates, where are they? Where are they? We need help, and Brothers and Sisters in Islam. The
questions are valid. But there's another question that needs to be asked because whenever we point the finger, the three fingers pointing back at us as well. Allah didn't leave this legacy to be carried by the Imams and the scholars and the to Earth and the students of knowledge only. He left his legacy to be carried by each and every member of the Ummah of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam as you point a finger and ask where is the Imam? We should be asking ourselves as well? What are we doing to raise children upon the Sunnah of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam that will be a solution for society tomorrow and not a burden upon the scholars and society tomorrow.
What are we doing to raise children that will be wealthy husbands, wealthy wives, wealthy mothers, worthy fathers tomorrow, a solution to humanity as opposed to a burden to society? What are we doing to be wealthy husbands and wives to each other, wealthy parents to our children today upon the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam are we carrying our share of the responsibility of this legacy and its weight as we should, because Brothers and Sisters in Islam, it's physics, if you have a load placed upon a group of people, and a few from those group of people opt out of carrying the load, the load only becomes heavier for the few that have opted in and choose to carry it. And
when you make the load too heavy, it becomes unsustainable. And this is where scholars fail to manage the wave and the onslaught of vise that is presented in front of them.
Brothers and Sisters in Islam, this is one way for us to be the Ummah that came to give and not the OMA that came to take another way Brothers and Sisters in Islam is to be the flag bearers, the oxygen behind our lemma, our scholars, the students of knowledge effecting productive, transformative institutions that are able to train society, from all its tears upon all its tears from the scholars, to the adults, to the youth, to the children to grow up with the eye on the prize, and that is the vision of looking after the legacy of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, mashallah, on my way here, I was sitting and discussing with the Mufti of this establishment And
subhanAllah he inspired me by what he was saying, and it was amazing for me to hear the wonderful efforts of this particular institution and other institutions that he's been involved in, in Melbourne, Australia.
And that's why I chose to begin my lecture saying that if Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was here, I feel confident that he would tear tears of joy, seeing his dua seeing the vision of his legacy and mission, manifesting itself that he wanted Islam to reach the four corners of the globe and literally, we are sitting at one corner of the globe and and Hamdulillah we have Muslims fasting the month of Ramadan, praying that are we in the numbers that we see, will Allah heal him? But Brothers and Sisters in Islam, we have to understand that no matter how much is done, the mortar will be so little done so much to do. We are an OMA that have been left the keys of guiding the
globe at large. So brothers and sisters in Islam, I definitely encourage you all as action points and to bring some conclusion to the short message to return home tonight and sit with your spouse's and discuss things how effective parents are we to our children, in light of the message towards looking after the legacy of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that we heard today? How effective we are spouses to each other. How can I be a better husband? Closer to the Sunnah of the Prophet salAllahu alayhi wasallam How can I be a better wife closer to the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam How can we raise better children closer to the Sunnah of the Prophet
salallahu Allah He was let's assess, let us look at his ideal and let us look at where we are. And let us figure out the gap between us and that ideal. And let us figure out why there is a gap between us and their ideal and what we can do to close the gap. Let us ask ourselves if the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was to knock our doors? Would we be ready to open our homes and let him into our house? Or would we keep him at the door and try and sort out some things between us tell the children what to say what not to say, tell our spouses how to dress, how not to dress, how to interact, how not to interact? Would we need to revise ourselves in our language and our speech?
When we need to adjust our ringtones on our mobile phones? Little things would we need to do? Are we ready to bring the messenger into the home? Or would we need to keep him standing outside? waiting to get our home ready to bring him in? This is what it boils down to Brothers and Sisters in Islam. What are we doing in terms of answering his question if he had to visit us with regards to our community efforts? How are we supporting the community with our time with our wealth with ourselves? Are we ready to answer these questions? If he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came to our doors and knock them and and expressed his desire to be a guest in our homes. How ready would we be to receive
Him now Brothers and Sisters in Islam, he's passed away sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Allah Muhammad Allah Rasool but the harlot will accompany Russell as Allah revealed he was only a messenger and messengers came and went, but Allah La Vela moved to Allah subhanho wa taala, the herbalist Ever Living, the old living the potentially living SubhanaHu Attallah watches us every day, he hears us every day, He decrees upon us alive, to give us a chance to take care of the legacy that he wants us to take care of. We know Brothers and Sisters in Islam, that we will meet the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on the day of pm Insha Allah, he has a basin and he will be calling us to drink
from that basin. The question is when we get there when we get there because there will be a group that will be prevented from getting to his basin. And when he calls out to the angels and says these are from my own man, and I was promised access to them on this day. They will say oh Messenger of Allah, you don't know what they did with your legacy after? This is a question that we have to ask ourselves seriously Brothers and Sisters in Islam, because this life is not play. Allah didn't create us in randomness. He created us with purpose, this idea of pm but that's coming and we will answer we will answer Brothers and Sisters in Islam, Ebola Araragi, Allahu Allah. And he mentioned
this to us generation about a conversation that will take place between the slave in Allah and the DFA on a day Subhanallah that is 50,000 years in length, when our deeds in books, as far as the eye can see will be presented in front of Allah and our small deeds will be presented to us before our major sins, the more lessons will be presented before the major sins. Malley has al Kitab la you heard you. So here I 10 Well, I Kabira Allah mentioned cerebra First Subhanallah the small sins will be presented before the major sins despite the taxing nature of this Inquisition. Allah will have this conversation in which Allah will say to his slave, Oh, son of Adam, I was sick, but you didn't
visit me. I was hungry, but you didn't feed me. I was thirsty, but you didn't quench my thirst. Subhanallah no doubt the slave will say to Allah subhanho wa Taala that Oh my Lord, You are the Lord of the worlds you don't get sick, you don't get hungry, you don't get thirsty, how can I feed you? How can I visit you? How can I go into a test? And Allah will say that there was a slave of mine who was sick, had you visited him you would have found me there. There was a slave of mine who was hungry, had you fed him you would have found me there. There was a slave of mine who was thirsty had you quench his thirst you would have found me there Brothers and Sisters in Islam you can take this
further there was a call for support to establish an educational system
upliftment there was a call for support to develop leaders within the Muslim community. There was a call to support towards youth development programs towards adult development programs. There was a call for the support. Where were you Oh, son of Adam, had you answered that call? You would have found me there. I leave you with these words to ponder over my dearest Brothers and Sisters in Islam. We are in a month of transformation and food for thought of a different nature. We fast Yes, but there's certain food that is halal for us to consume, whilst we fast and that is spiritual food, food that indeed creates paradigm shifts and allows us to become the best version of ourselves in
Ramadan and beyond. May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive our past, inspire and bless our futures. May He accept our month and make it a month in which we are freed from the hellfire and we are written from amongst those who stood the month and faster the month with Eman and he said, believing in Allah subhanho wa Taala with good hope in the rewards of Allah subhanho wa Taala I love you all for the sake of Allah and I wish I could stay with you longer I have another machine to get you to deliver Elektra there. We almost kind of worked Allah bless you all and never prevented me from seeing your wonderful faces ask Allah to bring me back to this community. May Allah preserve us in
His obedience. I mean, just like no heaven Hello Allahu Allah wa sallahu wa Salam o baraka and Amina Muhammad wa ala and he equal sign big money.