Channel: Sajid Ahmed Umar
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There's a story of a young boy
that was once on the beach, the water, or the high tide didn't come in.
Or it came in and then dissipated quickly until several starfish were left on the beach. 10s or hundreds Allah knows best. Now we know starfish. If they're out of water, what happens to them?
They dry up. Right? There's a little boy, little boy is picking up the starfish and throwing them one by one into the water, throwing them one by one into the water. So
so he's throwing starfish back into the water. This is what he's doing.
So this corporate tycoon person comes to him and says, What are you doing young man? Some throwing the starfish in the water? So they don't die? He says, but there's so many starfish.
What's the point? You're not going to get all the starfish.
So whilst he's talking his young boys holding a starfish in his head.
And this person is saying,
What benefit are you causing? You're wasting time you're not going to get them all in.
So he looked at his starfish in his hand and he threw it in the water. And he told the man, the corporate man, the knowledgeable man to ask that stuff is what he thinks of what I'm doing.
Because that stuff is received, right? So we can make an impact even if it's more we can we shouldn't globalize matters, such that we cause ourselves to become claustrophobic and shut out it especially in this day and age brothers and sisters. We know Islamophobia we know
people who are Muslims, misrepresenting Islam.
They misrepresent Islam, becoming on the media and giving messages that will live Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was here. Allah knows best
to shut these messages down. They don't conform to the way of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam and His Messenger
This is the time when we need to stop globalizing and just remaining passive and as people who know and know that we know and know what's right from wrong need to speak out and educate the oma
that this fringe type of messages that come out from Muslims who have become misguided does not represent Islam. Islam is what's in the Quran and what is the Sunnah Tareq to fecal matter in Temasek to be Lent, Avi Luba at the Avada Kitab. Allah, he wasn't that I have left to do two things. If you hold steadfast upon them both, you will never ever go straight. The Book of Allah and my son, this is what he said, sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
I am shocked. I'm shocked at some of the youth and the thought processes at the moment without going deeper into the discussion, because it's beyond the scope of this class. But I'm absolutely shocked at it well.
Firstly, it's a sign of, of the times and how our youth have switched on. But secondly, how vulnerable they are, and how gullible they are, and how
the internet has brought that which is far closer. And they read and accept anything they read irrespective of source. We have to educate our children, brothers and sisters. This is the time and we discussed this yesterday we'll talk about n number I said How many times can you listen to talks about being a good husband and being a good wife and being a good in law and don't be an outlaw?
And so on In how many times do we want to see Let's learn that which give gives us
Eman boosts daily, how by learning through knowledge, but we need to stop plucking at the trees and start working on the roots.
Remember that statement I shared with you in the early episodes. So much let's see how we spend 1000s of dollars this year. Why? Because he's a famous chef. He fills up the rest to come and talk about what same topics.
Not saying it's not important. But as we said yesterday, there has to be a balance between knowledge and the see
if all the talks on the sea, what's going to happen? Well, I came across a brother and my dad was a young boy, a young boy, he tells me himself. He goes you know what? I
was a great follower of the Facebook chefs. Anyway mentioned to he says I listened to every talk of every talk.
Why did you listen to the talks this because they speak lay the message is lay
usually excited might say in car Allah Manu Bella you know that we don't know that book that's we don't want those talks
he goes I was a walking talking person the jokes these my shy these these speakers did and so on and it's no blame to them they're doing the Dow everybody is doing the Dow is the problem is the community that there's no vision in the community when we when we invite Misha, we just invite the same people to do the same thing. As I said yesterday, we beat the same message out of a different box.
He says, You know what? I was walking, talking, walking, talking. These videos these Heidi is what they would say the jokes the statements that everything walking, talking, people used to think at school.
Parents just sit and watch these talks. Mashallah, that's good. That's good. But what happened to him? He says, I almost fell into atheism. Or, in fact, I would have considered myself an atheist. He says in class, there was a debate about the presence of God. And naturally, I was putting
naturally I'm walking talking
version of YouTube, of that of that on YouTube, the biggest star on YouTube, right? He says, I was put into a class, I was put into the team that argued for God. And I was battered down with arguments. I had no response until I started doubting myself for months. And then he came to my course in Dubai. And he did ask a question that's on my site. Could I have this boy because he's young boy, and he put up his annual chef. I was teaching surah Yusuf. And he said, Chef, can you tell me about objective morality? So Allah, how old are you young that he was 14 was on objective morality. He was confused. He's been hearing these things.
Now, he says, Stop listening to those talks didn't benefit, but didn't meaning they did benefit me. But I needed a balance. Those talks were not everything. Some telling you brothers and sisters, you know, when we talk about talking that you don't need the big [???], the names to the name of the chef to be the biggest thing on the banner. Right? I'm repeating because we have new faces in the audience. I like the banner the the fic of food and clothing, the topic is bigger than the name of the speaker.
The topic denotes the inheritance of Rasulullah sallallahu, alayhi wasallam. That should be enough to take you out of your home.
That should be enough. Not the person. Our my teachers used to tell me and this is famous amongst the pious predecessors, a region of
what happens out of the region.
People are known by what they say if it conforms to the Quran and the Sunnah.
And the truth is not known by the one who says it. It's not that this person said it, so it must be the truth. No, no, no, no, no. We benchmark what he said against what the Quran and the Sunnah says, if it's good, we accept it. If it's not, we reject it. Right? I don't want to take yesterday's session in please go back and revise it is online.
And I'm speaking from my heart, I love you all for the sake of Allah. Again, I'm not saying it's wrong. I'm saying the application is wrong. The Messiah is the right to teach. And every chef has a style every propagator has his style, but you as a community understand what you need.
You need more than nothing.
Yes, we need no say how do you understand but you understand when I say the car, I mean the generic topics of how to how to be a good husband and and how to respect your parents and the generic to this is important. But you will get there if you took solidarity in the first place. You wouldn't need someone to come tell you to complete your leaves if your roots were in order.
I'm shocked at the statement of some of the youth about events in Iraq at the moment and they've and they thought processes about it.
It needs to be sorted out. And that's why in the in the Juma who said, you need to start going to learn the book of a man in the book of faith and go find a trustworthy, knowledgeable chef and say, You know what? This book from Sahil Bihari teach it to me keep tabs on him and teach it to me get out of it and teach it to me. Yes, it sounds boring. Guitar boogie man, you know, as we said yesterday, the names have to have to be modified. Right? I told that that's true. When I came here, let me say it for the brothers that were not here yesterday. I told this that what are we planning I said focus here is a shift that won't focus Hironobu nobody will come
You know, blast from the past. Yes.
People will come.
Let's let's get cut all the nonsense out. Right let's understand this. This enemy doesn't need us we need it. And this realm has an aura and importance is either you get on the bandwagon bandwagon,
or you stay behind. It has an aura and importance respected
It's the inheritance of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the fact that you love him, should push you towards that knowledge, because that's the closest thing you have to him because that's what he left behind. That's what he left behind.
Subhana Allah, I'm amazed by the people who say, you know, this was the slipper of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam at this museum, and this is the Hey and so on and so forth. And we are you from the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, that which is dear that you slipper? Subhana Allah, they're ill that was revealed to him by Allah subhanho wa Taala he left behind, touch it and you've touched him. sallallahu alayhi wasallam you want to pull the cloak of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam pull the knowledge that's what he left behind. You want to run with him? salallahu alayhi wasallam run with his end up running with Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
yonder was sitting with Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam sit with his end you'll have a city with Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam inshallah This is a city with Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam metaphorically, of course, but you understand what I'm saying?
yamaga that's what he means.
I mean, I mean, so I was telling the young impressionable youth go and find a teacher to teach you keytab and Eman and Akita Buffett, this is the time when you learn what's right from what's wrong. And stop reading social media telling you this is how it is and this is how it isn't theory is popping up from everywhere. As I said in the hood, from every Muhammad Yusuf accuracy. Everybody's is giving their views No, go and learn what Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his view was we sidetracking a bit, but nonetheless an important point. We also had my dear brothers and sisters that we are allowed to pray somebody to his face. Yes, Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did
say that if somebody praises you throw sand in his face. But here we see her and her praising Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, our scholars joined between the narratives joined between what we have from the Sierra and the Sunnah. And they taught us that the praise which is not allowed is when you butter a person and when you butter them.
You know, say brother Mashallah you lost so much weight you must be 20 kilos. And you don't even believe you lost weight. Right? Trying to purchase somebody, this is how this is not allowed. Right? Or when you over bring somebody you give him titles and things which he isn't. Right. The most amazing the undisputed that we are giving them Titans, but they're nothing of this. This phrase is haram. But if you mentioned something that is praiseworthy, but you're not saying it as praise, you're not saying it to make the person arrogant. You saying it as a fact this is allowed what she said about himself of the Allahu Allah about him sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, You
maintained the bonds of kinship. I hope you did your work and listen to the talk. Did you find it?
He didn't look.
Maintain the bonds of kinship. You look after the poor, you look after the needy, you help those in distress. It's crazy. But it's a fact. Like how Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said I am. I am the best of the children of Adam. I am the head and the best one for her. And it's not about praising myself. This is fact. I'm telling you that I am Allah has told me that this is fact Allah has made me the best. While I saw her I'm not saying it arrogantly or praise. I'm stating a fact. So we learn that
we allowed to pray. So the reason why I'm citing this brothers and sisters because today, we only criticize.
This is what we do, criticize, criticize, criticize, to penalize us, if we ran away from praising somebody and fell into another hole.
There's the middle way we shouldn't praise lying and we shouldn't criticize or either appeal to
Allah subhanho wa Taala says if you speak speak in a just way, if you mentioned somebody is bad also mentioned the good. Right? If you mentioned somebody is bad, also mentioned the good. This is from being just and when you mentioned the good and it's true about them. This praise is permissible, this praise is permissible. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the understanding. We also learn my dear brothers and sisters, and this is a powerful message for all of us here.
That if you intend Allah subhanho wa Taala
then fasten your seatbelt
and get ready for the turbulence that you're going to find.
is the son of Allah subhanho wa Taala
wants to walk the path of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the Gambia that they will face opposition because Allah made this a universal law for his MBA and he was salatu salam. Allah subhanho wa Taala said in his book in Surah, an IR 112
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from the devils of the gym, we've made enemies for this profit. This is the student of Allah. Allah subhanho wa Taala says inspiring to one another decorative speech in delusion. But if your Lord had well they will not have done this meaning is the son of Allah that they're doing it Allah well that he tests, he tests those who want to walk the path that leads to Allah subhanho wa Taala
Allah says, so leave them and that which they invent. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says Waka vaniqa Jelena liko Linda Biggie I don't mean almajiri mean waka bureaux Becca had do not say Allah subhanho wa Taala says, and thus we have made for every prophet and enemy from among the criminals, but sufficient is your Lord. Sufficient is your Lord as a guide and helper. This is what we do brothers and sisters in the Dow we tend to Allah when the sheer pain and mankind to wish evil for us close our right and close our left and stand in front of us and block our behind. And at the bottom we have the ground we tend to Allah subhanho wa Taala above allies enough for us as a guide and as a
helper is suited to the era of Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us the message of shavon Allah says
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Japan tells Allah subhanho wa Taala after he was expelled, that I'm going to attack them from from the front and from behind and from the right and from the left. And you will see many of them are not thankful. Many of them will not be from those who are thankful many of them will not recognize your blessings.
But did Allah Adi shape and say he will attack us from above?
That is there for a believer to turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala like us to find a seller. Well who left?
The doors were shut, bolted who left? The whole left. This is an intensified form of the verb. It wasn't just closed. It was bolted shut. And she said come to me. What did he say? Everything was shut. She was in front the door behind was locked. The windows were bolted shut. He said Maria de la. He sought refuge in Allah. Immediately he turned to the open Avenue.
Understand My dear brothers and sisters in that hour, you will face difficulties both from people as well as from the sheer pain. And when I spoke to my team this afternoon, I said this to them. Right? shaper is going to he will not leave you shavon will not leave you brothers and sisters. He will not leave you Allah He you will become the biggest project when you intend Allah subhanho wa Taala This is how you promised Allah subhanho wa Taala Your job is to be from the minority. capon said you'll see the majority he will take with him.
And Allah subhanahu s the sooner that is the minority that remains upon guidance. It's the minority that follows the prophets. Look at the Prophet Gambia and he was Salatu was Salam. How many follow them and how many disbelieved?
Right? The majority. And that's why this concept of the right being with the majority is not always true. Allah says we're into the Roman Villa, you will look and Sevilla, if you were to follow the majority of people on the face of this earth, they will send you a strange majority. Allah says while also in in Santa Fe Rasul. Allah takes a person by time and says in the enzyme, indeed mankind, all of mankind, this Alif and lamb before the noun teaches us that mankind refers to all of mankind, levy who is in a state of loss, except for who the minority, the minority of mankind is guided And who are they men who they believe, well, I'm going to sign the hat and they do good deeds
will also be and they
Advice towards that which is true, whatever, so be sober and the advice to patients and upon patients
if you want to be a daddy, you need to have the therapy of a day. But I say this to my team members as well I know Mashallah, there's a revival. People want to get involved, but brothers and sisters understand what you're getting involved in. Because what happens is, we see many Mashallah impression impressionable people come into the dour work with an organization and then suffer fatigue. Or what we say that when they suffer a bite that our bite to say that our bitten to get out of the Dow and is becoming like a phobia, it Tell them get back into Pamela they have sleepless nights. Why they didn't realize what they're getting into. Realize number one, what you're getting
into, and train yourself for it. Expect the test. Expect Allah to test you.
And be holistic in understanding what is a test. Don't just think a test is I lose my job. A test is people will start backbiting me and going around the community and saying don't take him from this person. Don't think the test will be people spoiling my name in community. One of the biggest tests you will go through is the test of your sincerity.
Is the test of your sensitivity. Allah who will be tested.
Sincerity is hard to lie. It's hard especially in this day and age that we're just discussing hype and fans. Marketing.
Sincerity is hard.
Many of many times we don't think of this we don't understand what will how are we being tested. Sincerity will lie is is one of the greatest things that will be tested to make sure you proper to make sure you true when you say you intend Allah and it's not that you intend anything else that has evenness. A you Turku, a hula hula is Tarun phenylethylamine cobbly him for Allah Allah when Allah Allah,
Allah Allah, Allah Khatibi, Allah subhanahu wa tada says, Is it enough? Does mankind think it's enough to say,
I believe because I had to be left alone because they said I believe and allow and test them allows you to test your statement to see whether you walk the talk. Do you really believe Allah tested those before? Allah says, indeed, we tested those before Fela and Amanda Allah who levina Sadako. And thus Allah will make manifest who truly believes.
dB, and Allah will make manifest those who say they, they intend Allah but they intend other things.
Change and the free, they want to pass time. nothing better to do.
I'm going because you know that organization has that chef.
I'm not saying you should not wish to be an organ in an organization because they have a specific chef or speaker.
But that shouldn't be the purpose. That shouldn't be the intention.
That can be a reason, not the purpose. The purpose should be Allah subhanho wa Taala. And many times we cause harm to ourselves because the intention is not in the right place. Without benefiting from the downside. We start blaming the organization, start blaming the structure, start blaming the people, then upon uses it as a great
way to get into our system because we open up we open a gap in our firewall, he gets into us and he makes us start hating people in the tower. We start backbiting and we don't no longer stand. And the reason why we like this is because the intention wasn't correct in the first place. All that's happening is we being exposed to our love protectors. The speaker included first and foremost I told you the heavy yesterday about the man who will be flung into the Hellfire when he stands in front of Allah and says I was a person of knowledge and a person of our and propagation and inviting to your way longstaff Allah will to unite you did it for name for fame for whatever the reasons, and you
enjoyed it. There's nothing left for you here.
me Oh mean money.
for our alliance, just
allow the orders.
But he'll reward us in the dunya. So when we get to him, we have nothing
to protect us. That's our brothers and sisters. Thank Allah, when goodness comes to you thank Allah thank Allah. So that goodness is not reward for your worship in this dunya and you have nothing whatsoever.
when you do good, and Allah gives you thank Allah, increase your teammate, increase your your bad increase, thanking Allah for this good that he gave you so that you have stories in the hereafter not that it's given to you in the dunya I had an easy life and so on and so forth. And you get to align he tells you he was given to you. All those eases you had when other people were in difficulty, what do you think it was? Look at Sulaiman and he said, when he talks about Allah, when he he listens to this and what Hello my Sakina come into your homes, he can hear Allah gave him the power to Don't let social a man and his army trample you. He smiled. He smiled.
For the best.
He smiles, right. And what did he say? This is from the blessings of Allah upon me. Why to test me? If I will be thankful. Why will disbelief luck? Look at this.
He's saying this is to test me. So he's thinking a lot more. Many of us think when we in goodness, it's all good. There's no test Allah we've been tested. One man inside is Mr. patella hora boo for a Chroma who Anna Anna for your kulu Robbie acraman What does Allah say? And as for enzyme, Allah says when Allah test him how, by being generous and honorable to him giving him the easy life. Allah code is a test. We being tested brothers and sisters in the good times and the easy times in the good time to see whether we thankful and in the difficult times to see whether we can be patient
for takoma park, God conscious of Allah, don't take life for granted. your children, your good home financial standing material well being the fact that your bills are paid and your house is paid for.
Don't take it for granted.
He Allah grant is the understanding. So if you intend Allah Allah is going to test you my dear brothers and sisters so my brothers and sisters in the dowel are going through difficult times. It's a test.
And you know what?
To be great. You have to be pushed. You have to be pushed. greatness is on the edge of destruction. Pushed right to the edge.
You know, when they say you in an emergency, that's that's called emergency because you emerge.
This is just an addition.
The great people come out from emergencies. Huh? Allah says
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Mr. tomo, sir, what barah was resilient had a akula Russell one levina I'm an alma mater, Allah.
Allah in Nasrallah hickory. Listen to this brothers and sisters, Allah says, you anticipate getting into Jan Now have you not looked at the examples of those before? You must say, sir, they were afflicted with trials and tribulations what barah and difficulties and and that which they considered harmful. Was Zulu Zulu, so severe it was that the earth beneath them shook hedaya Kula rasuwa levina. Ave Maria. The people said, and not only the people that are sue the messenger said, Matthias rula, they were on the edge right on the edge. They said when is the help of Allah coming? What does Allah say when they are about to topple off the edge? Allah says there, Allah in the last
Rama Hikari that that is me. Allah says, indeed the help of Allah is near is near, you still need to be pushed a little bit more.
Because Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has been told you people are going to drive you out. The test is coming Fasten your seatbelt.
So if you're going through some turbulence in your dour,
don't make it a sinful period for yourself, emerge from it become better and stronger, emerge from it.
Now I'm not saying that we shouldn't be also wise in our data and create situations where people don't feel distressed. I'm not saying that sometimes is just poor management, right? stressful management. I call it the cliffhanger the cliffhanger product or manual of management. And some people read cliffhanger man. Managerial books were like, you know where you have to keep your teams always hanging off the cliff.
I'm not endorsing that.
But I want to drive home my point
that you intend Allah. You're going to be tested.
how do I train myself? How do I train myself?
Chuck Sajid, you told us we need to have tarbiyah to work in the dour. We have to learn patience. And there's other things you have to learn like good morals, manners and etiquette, how do I train myself? You know, you train yourself,
you know, way, or Salatu tahajjud you know what we're doing every morning. But Eli, Allah, this has to be continuous for the person who wants to work for Allah.
How to why do I say this? Because this was what Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was commanded to to manage the turbulence he was going to get into. It wasn't one year two years. Right.
What happened much later brothers and sisters 13 years in Makkah, and going through three years that are in secret 10 years opened our my great sending the Sahaba out guys being stoned. People getting beat beaten for La ilaha illAllah sanctions they were sanctioned in the value of a be a be
sanctioned you know sanctions today. Yes, there were sanctioned no trade no food no medicine.
turbulence was always he knew that shook Binney.
How did Allah train His messenger to remain sane amidst this insanity?
Yeah, you have a Muslim meal? Oh, you covered in cloth. wrapped in cloth. Remember? He said Cover me cover me. Call me Layla in polyfilla. Stand the night. Except for a little bit. This fella who
goes mean who called ILA half of the night or a little bit less than half. Oh, see there is a he word
routine? A little bit more than half and recite the Quran? Why? Oh messenger. Why should you do this? in NASA?
colon 30 because we're going to reveal upon you a weighty word very heavy. You have to train yourself to receive it.
You have to
personally my team members in the audience, you have to wake up. Look I had before for john to rock out you have to you have to brothers and sisters.
It's upon you now. I'm not saying it's why Jeep but I'm saying you want to succeed you got to take the means of success
to lock it. Well I brothers and sisters how many from the set have said this for people who passed away before them in their dreams? And they said What did Allah do to you? says Allah forgives me Why did Allah forgive you for all the goodies to do for serving the pilgrims forgiving water to so and so for doing this to so and so said no.
For the fact that I read to Raka before for just took it every day. Allah forgive me for that.
It's a general message to everybody, but especially to the Dharma workers, my co author, team members, national Zakat foundation and Medina here.
You specifically and everybody else genuinely.
You have to Don't kid yourself. Don't be oblivion. This is not a trend that was not a trend brothers. Like I said, there is not a trend serious stuff. This is serious stuff more serious than life and death. This is gentlemen, Jana, this is you're standing in front of Allah on the day of the AMA. What more do you want as evidence to make you understand how serious this is? This is your sanity in the grave.
Don't be those who just believe in the unseen lip service. But the actions don't. They don't correspond you see I believe in in the life after death but you live your life as if you think you're not going to die.
You don't have substance in what you do you don't remember a lie in what you do.
meetings happen you have to be called 100 times
Why do you have to be called in the Dow needs you?
If you intend Allah should you be called more than once? To know what you're doing?
If you know what you're doing, and you're doing it for Allah, should you be called more than once?
Should you have to be told more than once? Should you have to be reminded even once?
We all laugh it's our
Brothers and sisters.
Our time has come to end and I wanted to discuss with you today also.
Also the loss of Allahu alayhi wa sallam becoming a messenger I told you first he became a prophet with Cora and then later on he became a messenger
Tomorrow, we will discuss Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam becoming a messenger I love you all for the sake of Allah.
I never intended to scold anybody. I only intended to speak from my heart, heart to heart, people who I love for the sake of Allah.
If I'm sincere when I say I love you for the sake of Allah,
I must say what I said.
Everything connected is from Allah subhanho wa Taala and is perfect, and any mistakes of myself and Siobhan and I see colossal pain, who attalus forgiveness, we all accept the sitting from us, and make it a means of the rabada of this blessed at nights that it is a means of attaining later powder. And as we always ask me, Allah gathers in general with Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So we can tell him how we sat together in the dunya learning from his amazing life and extracting lessons that were relevant in the century that we lived in. I mean, to have Allah who will become the subclinical lahoma we have a connection to Allah, Allah Allah and Lester Furukawa to
blue lake wa salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.