Channel: Sajid Ahmed Umar
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Manny Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah. While he was so happy I drew Marina my bad love Mullah and Milena, l m and m Tara in the cantle Alamo Hakeem love Marlin Ma and founder of VMware IBM xR was eating Ironman watermelon. Yeah, Kareem publish recently recently Emery Washington aka melissani of Cabo Holly, all praises belong to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Praise Allah subhanho wa Taala and seek his assistance and we seek His guidance and we seek refuge in Allah subhanho wa Taala from the evils of our souls and the adverse consequences of our deeds, who serve Allah subhanho wa Taala decrees guidance upon the non Ken was guide him and him
serve Allah subhanho wa Taala decrees misguidance upon the nun can guide him and peace and salutations be upon the final messenger. Muhammad the son of Abdullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam I bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship besides one Allah and that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam is his final messenger, my dear brothers and sisters in Islam as salaam alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
Welcome all to episode number
12 of our series, a blast from the past Sierra in the 21st century. We're going to continue today My dear brothers and sisters, with three days after Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam became a prophet yesterday we we discussed two phenomenons First, the first phenomenon was he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam becoming a prophet. And this phenomenon marked another phenomenon. And that was the beginning of Revelation, because he became a prophet with revelation descending. Right. So this is the interesting element when we talk about Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam becoming a prophet because him becoming a prophet mark the beginning of Revelation. And yesterday Subhan Allah, we got
stuck on it Cora not got stuck in that we had nothing to say there was so much to say that the entire session went whilst we discussed it, which means today, we will continue with lessons that we can extrapolate and deduce from him sallallahu alayhi wa sallam becoming a prophet. And as we said, yesterday, we entered a new phase
in terms of our episodes, because the previous episodes, detailed incidents and events from the life of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Before Prophethood before Prophethood, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us Baraka in our time, and in our energies and help as you can see, I'm running a slightly thin voice still. And I pray to Allah subhanho wa Taala, that it remains so that we can continue learning in sha Allah.
As the recap, yesterday, we discussed one important point that I just want to make sure
fit through to you all, we discussed the revelation of the Quran, how did we say the Quran was revealed?
How Remember we said it was in two phases? How many phases, two phases, who can list these phases for us?
To learn about
Yes, so we had a wholesome revelation from the preserve tablet, to the house of honor, which is on the first heaven as per the teaching of human our best hope your loved one. And we said this happened in the month of Ramadan and on the night of power. And then the second revelation was from the house of honor to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam over the course of 23 years, or just over 23 years, as per the wisdom of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So this was a very important footnote that we shed, because it helps clear the fog that some of us have, when we discuss the ayah in the Quran, where Allah subhanho wa Taala say Shahada Ravana lady Angela Hill Quran that the month of
Ramadan was the month in which the Quran was revealed, as well as the IR in zelner. who feel a little further that we revealed this Quran on the night of power.
Moving on brothers and sisters. We also learned from the lengthy Hadith we discussed yesterday, citing the beginning of revelation that this Quran was not from Hamad salallahu alayhi wasallam where do we learn this from we learn this
The fact that when gibreel grabbed him three times sallallahu alayhi wasallam and squeezed him till he felt that he could not breathe.
He Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam answered back saying man and of eukarya that I am not a reader, I am not a reciter I am unlettered, this was the reality of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he himself cited himself as being unlettered. Now, we see some refutations happening online. Right. The certain people who believe that if you say Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was unlettered, then this is being disrespectful to the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam and this is incorrect. He himself is saying, I am unlettered, what we are citing is a fact, out of love for Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. That will be true to what his reality was, and he sallallahu
alayhi wa sallam told us that his reality was that he was unlettered and this was not something uncommon. Right? There were few people who traversed the ranks, and were known for the abilities to read and side poetry, and so on and so forth. But it wasn't uncommon for people to be unlettered. At the time, it wasn't uncommon. And remember, during our very first sessions together, we said that there were civilizations that existed. And citing these, this group of people in the Middle East as we know it today, to be as a civilization, one could argue against it, one could argue against it. If we look at the definition of civilization, if we look at the definition of civilization, one
could argue that this word cannot be applied to those people in Makkah, and its surrounding areas to actually call them a civilization. And he said that they lived between two civilizations, the Romans and the Persians. And that was the earliest sessions that we shed together. So this is not being disrespectful to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. This is from being truthful, to his history, truthful to who he was sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So he said matter because we learn from this that this Quran was not from him. This Quran was not from him, and this refutes those who says that he learned this from previous scriptures that he got his hands on sallallahu alayhi wasallam, during
his travels when even portrayed as we cited him trading with the slave boy of Khadija, Ravi Allah, Who, whose name was mais Allah, they engaged in some trade, and they traveled to other lands, and also those who say that he learned this from the Hera, the famous monk in the story that we cited earlier and dedicated a session towards that particular incident. So the Quran is not from Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam it is a revelation from Allah rapa is that he will Allah, Allah heruka how via a mighty angel jibreel Allah, his Salaam, the entire process is so powerful, it's free from any mistake happening in terms of this revelation from Allah subhanho wa Taala to Rasulullah
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and Allah subhanho wa Taala. exonerates gibreel and he Salam from any blame and teaches us the mighty nature of this angel and also exonerates Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam from any blame teaching us that he was infallible and Allah said when our young people in who are ill,
that he never said anything from himself. Everything he said was revelation, protected revelation from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And you and I together discussed the definition of
my assume and being infallible in previous sessions. For those who missed it. Please revise our previous episodes. Allah subhanho wa Taala, even in his book teaches us in many Anya, that this Quran is not from Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam both directly as well as indirectly, in terms of the indirect ayat, then we see Allah subhanho wa Taala saying, and if Lam Meem then he can Kitab Alif Lam Allah kilka yet Allah subhanho wa Taala reverse refers to the Quran and it is using
words that denote something coming from afar from afar. kilka and vaniqa in the Arabic language, are known as pointing words, we used to reference things using these words, right? If I want to say this is my phone, I say hi, Joanna. I use the term hatha to denote that it's close to me. But if it's far away, I say that because you want that phone to denote that it's, it's far away. Allah subhanahu wa Jalla refers to his book as their legal kita their legal keytab nothing in the Quran is access to requirement. If Allah subhanho wa Taala said rarely can Some people ask why did Allah say
Attica when the Quran is between our hands, the Quran is coming out from the mouth of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam it's close. Why did Allah say that Luca? Why did Allah say Tikka is those are the if, as if it's coming from afar? The reason is because it has come from a lo and behold from the preserved tablet and Allah subhanho Adana refers to his book as Tanzim as something that has been revealed, revealed, and something that has come from above, not from within, not from close proximity. And this is an indirect way of understanding that the Quran is not from Muhammad Ali Abdullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam rather this Quran is from Allah subhanho wa Taala or Buddha is
it well Jelena Allahu Allah had a Samad Allah Lila melody Well, a mule and Allah May Allah
subhanho wa Taala. We also learn my dear brothers and sisters, that seeking knowledge begins with one mighty phrase.
And that phrase is Bismillah.
In the name of Allah, I do this in the name of Allah. I start this In the name of Allah, I practice this In the name of Allah. Because the first Revelation says it cannot be a smear of beaker Lady haluk read in the name of your Lord, who created you Bismillah and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught us that anything that is void of Bismillah is cut off. Aggie tell cut off cut off from what cut off from blessings cut off from Baraka. And we know today how we complain that our time lacks blessings, and our wealth lacks blessings, and our activities like lack blessings, and our knowledge lacks blessings. For you to learn knowledge properly, it has to start with Bismillah and
for you to do anything properly, it has to start with Bismillah In fact, saying Bismillah stops you doing haram
stops you doing haram our teachers used to tell us that have a habit of saying Bismillah and if there's something that you cannot say Bismillah before doing the know that you should not be doing it.
If you No one can say Bismillah before doing an haram act. Not so can you say Bismillah and backbite
you can't Can you say Bismillah and sign the Rebbe transaction. You can't there's no Baraka that's going to come in this is harm is obsolete, as far as the Sharia is concerned. So having a habit of saying Bismillah keeps you on the straight and narrow. It keeps you doing that what you're supposed to be doing. No one can consume anything how I'm saying Bismillah you can't nobody can light a cigarette saying Bismillah Can you do that? yourself you know this is wrong.
Your natural disposition does not allow this
except if you somebody may Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from becoming that way you so far, where you can you so far often swerved off the path that is considered to be the straight and narrow that you are in a situation called sea and confusion that you don't know right from wrong. But thankfully nobody can lie to secret and say Bismillah nobody they know it's hobbies. And they know that there's no Bismillah for hobbies, that which is impure, and that which is harmful. And from the ways of the messengers you Hill Luna Kumar was to make halaal for you that which is good. Well, you have remarked ecoman harbeth and they're made forbidden for you that which was filthy and impure.
We also learn brothers and sisters the methodology of dealing with somebody in distress. Where do we learn this from from Khadija Ravi Allahu
Khadija robiola her and her
Yeah, Allah gather us with our mother in Jana mean, she dealt with Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in such an amicable manner.
This is a person in distress, heart beating violently seen something of the unseen, something unnatural.
Something you and I wouldn't believe.
And he goes to his wife shivering, saying Cover me cover me as we saw.
But we see how she dealt with the situation. She didn't ask for details.
She calm the situation down first. She attended to the needs of the person in distress first.
She understood that the person is more important than the point and we're going to come to that as well.
You and I would probably say this person has become insane. My husband has become insane. What is he talking about? seeing an angel of this magnitude of this many wings and
So on and so forth and then it fits into a small game. We know a God in the Arabic language refers to a narrow cave. The calf refers to a spacious cave surah
aloha refers to a narrow cave.
She taught us the methodology of how to deal with people, how to calm people down.
And how to calm the situation down. today. SubhanAllah we see people, we Allah protect, an accident happens. And the person is in shock. And this person will say to them, I used to always tell you wear your seatbelt. You don't listen. Is that the time to say that? Yeah, we know. Is that the time to say that a person is in shock. So panela is this the time to say these things? No. This is not the time to say these things. Every situation has a place and moment and this is from wisdom.
He can remember if you'll walk the lithium body doing the right thing,
the way it should be done at the right time in the right place. This is hikma This is putting everything in its place. This is from being wise, we calm the situation down. We understand the person is more important than the point. Let's not lose the person in the process. When the time is right, we will deal with it. And this is what she did. robiola who she said golden words I told you when we when we studied the husband, wife relationship in the previous episodes, that she said words we should be written in gold and in fact they are planted in the history books in gold even though the record was ink. She says one la isla Zika Allahu Abba coming the situation down. I don't want to
find out details. But I'm telling you by Allah whatever happened, don't be concerned. Allah subhanho wa Taala will never disgrace you. And then she started praising Rasulullah salallahu alayhi wasallam and we discussed this yesterday What she said,
calm the situation down, bring some sanity. In a circumstance that seems insane.
And when she calmed him down, he spoke sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
he spoke sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. We also had my dear brothers and sisters how not to act in haste.
Elijah to meet a shavon. And we've discussed this time and time again, acting in haste is from shavon. The Islamic narrative and discourse is to be people have patience. And she was patient. Some people Subhanallah they want to know now I know what happened. What happened? Cover me cover me. Listen, what happened? Okay, I'll cover you. But first, tell me what happened.
That so some people, we act in haste. We need to calm down and learn patience. Again, understand the person is more important than the point. Put your curiosity to bed for a while. And understand is a person who needs your help. She was patient of the Allah who we also then my dear brothers and sisters that when we have an issue, only speak it to the person who loves you and sincerely cares for you. Don't go out and start hanging out your dirty laundry. Especially issues between husbands and wives. Because husbands and wives forgive each other. But people will not forget what you said. They will not forget. You go and say something about your husband. Tomorrow you'll forgive him. Your
friend will remember what you said about him. You say something about your wife outside. She will feel you will forgive her tomorrow. But a person will remember you. There's a stain in terms of your spouse that you've left outside. You forget it that stain, you will almost see it, but other people will.
If you have an issue, go to your spouse speak to your spouse, Yama sallallahu alayhi wa sallam went straight home. And this is a lesson of how a female I'm reinforcing and re consolidating what we discussed in the previous episode. We spend an entire hour one and a half hours writing about the home how we learned about the home from the marriage of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam to Allah and I think it was episode nine Allah Juana.
We learn how she made that house and a boat and a home. There was a Mullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had no second thoughts. By default. I mean, a person who is in such a state of shock, they don't think so which means he went this and Allah whoever he was selling by default, that's where his natural instinct and human nature was to be,
or directed him to be. Do you see this? Which means she had a history of being there for him, a history of supporting him, a history of loving him.
doesn't happen overnight. You know this, it doesn't happen overnight.
For you to have default when you in a state of shock, you do things you can't explain. But you know, it's from your subconscious, right? There's books, which are written about the subconscious and the adaptive subconscious and how to tap into this unmanned memory of the brain that goes unused. It's a very powerful place. It has a lot of our functions, a lot of our defaults. When you in shock, you stop you stop functioning based on your prefrontal cortex and, and natural consciousness. Right.
Some default mechanism takes over. So the fact that he ran home without thinking shows the reality of the home of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And what a mighty female Khadija, Ravi Allah who was so brothers and sisters, do not hang your laundry out to dry your dirty laundry, keep it between people and have patience sometimes, you know, you don't have to immediately escalate the matter and start calling your parents and and calling his parents are you calling her parents when no matter happens?
Not every problem from the beginning requires this kind of intervention and arbitration. Right? We learned this from the CEO of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. We also learn brothers and sisters.
How to be selfless,
And we learned this again from Khadija robiola, Juana for not only did she calm the situation of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam down. And we also learn by the way, before we move on how to be active and proactive, not reactive, reactive, sometimes we need to be reactive. But most of the time, we should be proactive because being proactive averts a catastrophe, and prevention is better than cure. In the Sharia, we have a principle or rough Allah mean a defer prevention is better than cure. This is a fifth principle. The scholars of faith have discussed this are rough through our last minute death.
When you are proactive, you avert a catastrophe from happening. And that is the better usage of resources. Because when the catastrophe and calamity strikes, and you have to deal with it, you don't have enough time you have to act immediately. So the mistakes are going to happen. How you use your finances, how you use your resources, right? Especially if you don't have experience in dealing with with with reactive matters with with disasters. But preventing it allows you time allows you to run the risk analysis allows you to run due diligence, right? allows you to understand the micro and the macro. This time you're preventing a disaster from happening.
We learned this from Khadija
for not only does she calm Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam down she was proactive in that she worked the steps forward to Don't worry. I have somebody one of my relatives, we will go ask him about what you have seen.
He see proactive, calm the situation. And then work the way forward. amazing woman Allah, Allah Hi. I know we want to we wish we named our daughters Khadija, right?
Shall Allah give you another daughter today but Khadija give us all I mean,
amazing woman will lie. If only we wanted I told you the series is a Syrah we don't want to be storytelling or handle is a lot of series out there. Let's have
put stops with these events. And let's try and ponder. And as I've told you, what I share with you is a drop in the ocean what I leave out is much more sometimes because the audience is not the right audience for it. And sometimes because we just can't so humanly possible, given the time that we have, I've been confined to 45 minutes and I take an hour every day and sometimes one hour 20 minutes. We Allah reward the brothers for being patient with me, man I mean,
so Khadija Roby Allahu anhu was proactive. She worked the way forward she spoke to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam about what
we also learned, my dear brothers and sisters, for those who wonder how not to blow matters out of proportion
is the common human trait especially today in the 21st century. And we're talking about lessons from this era in the 21st century.
This is a common problem.
We globalized issues until we feel is beyond our ability to sort them out.
This is what we do. We blow it out of proportion. You can have deja vu. I mean, she's hearing something she's never had in her life. And she was 15 years older than Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam. So she's seen live longer than him.
But she blowing matters out of proportion now.
In our brothers and sisters
In our organizations, in our corporate companies
in our schools, as committee members of masajid
Take a deep breath and take a step back. Don't be quick
to become claustrophobic. start blowing matters out of proportion.
Having knee jerk reactions to your management and your management style, start blurting out things firing people, hiring people shifting things. Take a step back, take a deep breath. We can let's see, let's see if we can play a part in stopping this. This problem from spilling over.