Channel: Sajid Ahmed Umar
Series: Sajid Ahmed Umar – Ramadan 2018
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Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh everybody, may Allah subhanho wa Taala bless you all, and grant you all better than you dream of in both worlds. I mean,
in tonight's story,
we were enlightened
by the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And to be honest, I felt that today was the hardest out of all days in terms of picking out just one lesson and discussing it as a reflection from the Torah. We have trouble daily, but today by far was the hardest. And
at the end, seeking a lot of guidance, the idea that I've chosen for you is
in the first quarter of the fourth of June in which Allah subhanho wa Taala says quantum reject leanness, Allah says you are the best of all people and yes, we are the best of all people. We are the best of all nations. Why? Because we received the Quran there's nothing that the Quran touches except that it becomes the best. When the Quran touched a night it became the best night later to Qatar when it touched a month it became the best month of the month of Ramadan. Because the Quran was revealed later to other in the month of Ramadan. When the Quran touched the messenger he became the best of all prophets when he touched the angel he became the best of all angels jabril Allah He
said, the language that was used in the revelation of the Quran became the best of all languages, the place in which the Quran was revealed became the best of all places MK Subhana Allah This is the reality we are the best of all nations why we've received the Quran.
But it can't just be because we received the Quran brothers and sisters in Islam because Islam is not a symbolical religion, a religion of gestures simply right that you happen to be born after Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, so you the best. It's like some royal lineage that comes to you. Right, that you hold the title, just because you were born at a particular time. And as for those who were born before the advent of Rasulullah, sallallahu alayhi wasallam before the revelation of the Quran, well, they lost out now It can't be that easy. Can't be that easy. We know in life. There is no title that is grand that is held by someone except that it comes with great
responsibility. It's physics brothers and sisters in Islam. It's not my fault, your fault. anyone's fault. It is reality. It's a matter of physics titles come with responsibility. So when Allah says we are the best quantum hero method or collegiate leanness, we have to ask the question why?
Because we need to understand the responsibility that comes with this title of being the best. And in the very same ayah Allah tells us why Allah says Marina, Bill Maru for 10 Hola, una bella, you're the best because you invite towards good you forbid evil, and you believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala. Right, you promote good and virtue, and you're an advocate against evil. And you believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala This is why you are the best your occupation is defined by these three values, these three components, these three activities, this is why you are the best. And I was thinking about this thing. So Pamela, because of these three things, we are the best.
And then it made sense because the best people who walk the face of this earth, the prophets and messengers of Allah, they were the best who walked the face of this earth out of all of mankind. They were defined by these three realities as well. The prophets of Allah all together believed in a line called towards to heat all together promoted good and virtue and all together forbade evil. This is what define them. So those who do this, they are the best.
And after Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam we know that there is no
profit to come. He was the seed of all messengers and the final prophet.
But Shepherd is going to exist evils going to exist vise is going to exist human beings continue to live and will be born and will continue to exist the idea of TMX is yet to come.
So Allah what will happen to the people in the absence of a prophet and the constant presence of shavon you know what will happen to the people, the best oma, the unmarked Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. You see brothers and sisters in Islam,
Allah subhanho wa Taala will transfer the age long legacy of prophethood from the shoulders of one man to another man.
Until Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam after Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the legacy of prophethood was transferred from the shoulders of one man to the shoulders of an entire Ummah, and entire nation. You and I, my dear brother and sister in Islam, we interdependently and collectively carry the legacy of the MBR Alamo Salatu was Salam Alaikum
occupation of the MBR in salat wa salam, the legacy of our we all together carry this legacy brothers and sisters in Islam, Allah transferred it
in a collective way.
And that is why we are the best, we are the best because we are carriers of this legacy until the day of tm, and no other amount was given this task. Now brothers and sisters in Islam, when you understand this, obviously, you might feel a bit of hyperventilation that Subhan Allah was always patting my back saying I'm the best but upon Allah, I'm the best only because of these responsibilities, we are these responsibilities in my life.
Well, yes, we must feel the weight of the responsibility. And that's true, that is a sign of being diligent to it, but you must understand as well that our losses lie, you can leave Allah who laughs And Allah, Allah doesn't burden a person with a load that he or she cannot manage. So the fact that Allah has put this collectively on our shoulders, it means we collectively can manage.
And when you look closer in the eye, you see Allah subhanho, wa Taala, using the present tense for all three verbs that Maroon 10, home to noon, these are verbs in the present tense, and in the Arabic language, the present tense carries the meaning of now in something continuous, right, it carries the meaning of hell will stick Bell over the steamroller. It carries the meaning of now and something continuous which means if we understand this, and the fact that allow us the present tense, when we go back to the eye and translated the eye is telling us that you are the best of all people because you always invite towards good and you always forbid evil and you always have a
belief in Allah subhanho wa Taala there is no Sunday from this. There's no weekend from this. There's no public quality from this, you are defined by this. This is your reality, you are defined by that which define the best of all people and because you as an oma defined by what define them, you are the best of all nations, La Ilaha Illa. Allah, brothers and sisters in Islam.
I have to stop here. I can go on and on. But it's always time for us to mention an action point and action point for today is for you to sit back and ask yourself, are you carrying the load along with the rest of the oma? Or have you stepped out because what law Have you stepped out? You only making the load heavier for the rest. If you think the you know, the job of
the MVR Lima salatu salam is purely on the on the shoulders of the Imams and the leaders of the lemma and the dad and the students of knowledge. You're mistaken. Yes, everybody holds a different
position and role in the complex structure of holding the legacy but everyone has some role to play in holding up the legacy of salat wa salam. Are you playing that role? If you're not you making the burden harder for the community leader for the Imam, for your neighbor for the rest of society, brothers and sisters in Islam, you making the burden the burden? Well, you making the load of carrying this legacy? Let's not call it call it a burden, because it's a beautiful load to carry you making it heavier for your children and your grandchildren. This is the action point for today. I have to end here. I love you all for the sake of Allah.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive our past and inspire our futures I mean Salam Alaikum alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh