Channel: Sajid Ahmed Umar
Series: Sajid Ahmed Umar - Seerah
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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah who Allah AlLahi wa sahbihi wa seldom at the Sleeman kathira nila Medina my bad luck malaria malaria Illa antenna in the Canton Alamo Hakeem Allahu malim, NEMA and founder and foreigner Bhima Alam Tana Was it an arrangement or MLM Dr. Karim arbitragefreie sadri westerly Emory Washington aka melissani f the holy idea brothers and sisters in Islam Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatu.
All praises belong to Allah subhanho wa Taala and peace and salutations be upon the final messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship besides one Allah and that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is His Messenger. Brothers and sisters Welcome to
Episode 13 blast from the past Sierra in the 21st century, this Monday, the 21st of July 2014.
And we are in the last 10 days of Ramadan. And the last 10 nights of Ramadan, we Allah subhanho wa Taala makers from amongst those that witness the night of power me, brothers and sisters. Yesterday, we took many a lesson. And it was a continuation of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam becoming a prophet. Today we will take what I call part three of the session that we started two days ago. And part three marks Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam becoming a messenger. Remember we said he first became a prophet, and that was with a karate.
And this is the view of the majority. And this is the correct opinion and Allah subhanho wa Taala knows best because there is a minor difference of opinion between the scholars with regards to the first revelation was it Yeah, are you to death? Or was it a crop?
And context definitely shows that it was a crop.
So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam became a newbie, and the Prophet was the Emperor. And he became a messenger sent to his people with the death in Sahih al Bukhari, it states that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, whilst I was walking along, I heard a voice from the heavens and I raised up my eyes, and lo, the angel that had appeared to me in here, which means what?
The first IoT to be revealed was a crop, because now we're going to hear
the revelation here.
And in this narration, Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is saying I saw the angel that I saw in Hera, which means Hera happened before this occasion. And we know that a para was sent to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam when he was in the cave of Hira, right, that's why I said context teaches us that the first
revealed was in the cave. Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, I saw the same angel that I saw in here. And
he was sitting on a throne between the heaven and the earth, and I was struck with all an account of him and returned home again. So we lost a lover and he was seldom fearful. He says, I was struck in all and returned home saying wrap me up, wrap me up. And then Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed
our eyes and warned Yeah, you will with death here.
And the Lord do magnify What up back Africa bill and thy governments do purify with the air Becca, Papa here. And the next idea, and uncleanliness do Shang
So, this was what was revealed to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the opening Ayat of surah two madatha.
Now, this is an incident Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam becoming a messenger. Right? The scholars he became a messenger with these ayat and
Allah subhanho wa Taala saying first that habima to Morrow, Anil mushrikeen inshallah we will come to that particular mention. For now we have an incident, and that entails Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam being a messenger. He's no mortar person.
Who was blessed to see the angel of revelation? Now he was sent
to his people specifically, and everybody else generally, because we know Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was not a prophet that was specific to a specific nation like Musa alayhis salam, and he received his Salah. He was sent to everybody. He was the seal of all prophets. And after him,
Do you and I walk in his footsteps, continuing the legacy of prophethood and inshallah we'll discuss that a bit later. But as per this incident, we have lessons, what are the lessons that we learned? Firstly, brothers and sisters, we learn how to be selective in our efforts, when we want to get through to people are looking to law, when we want to get through to people. This is a great lesson that we learned here. Because Allah subhanho wa Taala made him a prophet then opened up the means for him to realize exactly what happened to him. And revelation has stopped, and he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam became sad, anticipating the revelation now wishing for it to happen, even though
we discussed this in previous episodes, and then Allah subhanho wa Taala now brings back revelation. Right? This is being selective. This is allowing a person
time to contemplate, to analyze, and in many cases, brothers and sisters when we are calculated in how we get the message across. Sometimes giving a person some space allows them to realize the truth for themselves.
And this is a great hour, it's a great hour, for a person to experience realization, rather than being spoon fed
is a more powerful
And even in education,
we are taught that when we ask a question to our students, and the student, blurts out an answer, instead of saying wrong and correcting the students straightaway pause for a while.
Because as the mind of the child is answering, the child is purposely thinking as well,
purposely recalculating, recalibrating, and in many an instance, they will come to the right answer themselves and correct themselves and say, No, no, this is the answer. This This happens to us when we give him the chance not so. Right. And this is better for us than somebody saying, No, this is the answer. You're more likely to forget the latter, that the former
right. So we learn from this, this whole concept of being calculated methodical being selective. Allah subhanho wa Taala could have made him a messenger from the outset. But maybe my prophet experienced the angel experienced the phenomenon and let him go home to his wife. And then Allah inspired the meeting with water.
And the message you received from your people will chase you. So now he has grounding.
It's not so strange to him. And we know that he anticipated the revelation, because he was sad when he stopped. Now it came back to him. He's not going to receive it the way he received it the first time. And don't forget, receiving it the second time making him a messenger is something extra.
Right? It's like the on button has been pushed up. Everything's ready. The cameras are set. The lights are set, but we're waiting for
the button to be pressed. Right? This is it. So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the setting was set. Now what was left was the button being pressed, and he was more prepared to receive the on button. Imagine if it came from the word go. Never seen an angel before given a mighty instruction and then facing his people without having any introduction, any foundation. Right? This is mercy from Allah subhanho wa Taala even in how he delivers prophet Prophethood subhanho wa Taala
we also learn from this My dear brothers and sisters a point I highlighted several times yesterday. Please excuse my voice Subhanallah it's being overused but it's the month of Ramadan. It has to.
I can't afford to rest it. Right.
We also learn
a point that I cited to you all yesterday, which was
is as important as the point
and in some cases, the person is more important than the point
proffered It was important.
And Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as a human being was important as well.
That's why Allah subhanho wa Taala
revealed to him
and got him to the phase of being a messenger,
in a way based on divine wisdom,
in the methodical way that we've just described, because if it didn't happen that way, he might have been broken salallahu alayhi wasallam.
The point is Prophethood, right.
Excuse me, the point is Prophethood. But he's a human being as well, as he carries some relevance and importance. He's a human being. And Allah Subhana. Allah is merciful, right? We brothers and sisters, sometimes, not sometimes, many a time, especially the hour.
We respect the point and the point should be respected. But we don't respect the person.
How many times have we upset somebody giving them down? How many times have we belittled them, giving them our How many times have we spoken to them at the wrong time,
it wasn't the right time to say it.
At this time, the person is more important than the point this is not the time.
But we rarely look at these things.
We don't look at these things.
Sometimes we give them to our parents.
And we speak to them in an unbefitting way.
A way that contradicts how Islam asked you to speak to them.
You've made the point more important than the person in fact, this is a misrepresentation of the point. If you disrespect your parents,
when you see a fellow Muslim, he doesn't have his beard, maybe his his his lower garment is below his ankles, maybe she our sister is not observing the hijab, she's moving around.
As if she's a bottle of perfume.
And we propagate the Islamic message, belittling the person,
we forget that the person is as important than the point. And in so many cases, the person is more important than the point and yes, in some cases, the point is more important than the person.
But our problem is, in all our cases, the point is more important than the person we will argue and argue and argue and argue
and not back down
animosity enters the hearts of the two people.
you know, he's not understanding you call us just accept it and say, clearly, inshallah, let me contemplate it. Perhaps tomorrow we can have the discussion again, I've heard what you've had to say. You've said some good points. You might not agree with him. Right? But we saying,
you know, hello, diplomacy. You've said some points in Sharla. The good boys, let me ponder over these points. And he'll go home and ponder himself as one over what you said. And tomorrow, you'd have a more amicable discussion. Rather than you push, he pushes, he pushes harder, you push harder, and you keep on doing it until you've burnt all bridges. You bet the person and you cannot give him our tomorrow.
Wisdom and Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us to invite to his way with wisdom Bill achema Well, no ever not just any more ever AlHassan
even when you are telling somebody about Hellfire and so on and so forth, do it in the way that is worthy of the message being shared is speaking about the Quran, you speaking about Quranic instruction, you speaking
that which is the inheritance of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam and that revealed to him by Allah subhanho wa Taala it has an aura and haber
And we remember the order that it has, when we get ourselves in the business of passing on this information. This is important brothers and sisters. We also learned this from this point, the way Allah Subhana Allah Allah shows how he would
make Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam a messenger and how
He would instruct him to go to his people meeting what aka before being married to Khadija. And all the experiences before we spoke about how he was a shepherd. This is part of him. Part of his training, how Allah subhanho wa Taala planned for him to be the one to save the Quran from bloodshed when it came to them, rebuilding the camera, and the whole issue of the last five years before prophecy. This was an incident as well, selective and methodical.
As the point is important, the person is important as well remember this, my dear brothers and sisters. We also learned my dear brothers and sisters from this the importance of being gradual in bringing things into effect. This is very important. This is from the foundations of the Sharia at the Raj, if you look at faith, and the foundations of faith, the scholars say from the foundations of fit is at the root, fifth, tertiary.
There's a form there's a gradual formation, things come about shape and fishing. They come about in
methodical and calculated bests
the Quran was revealed in how many years 23 years, just over 23 years.
And even the Tao of Rasul we just discussed, we learned this from how he became a profit, right, gradually, gradually, being a shepherd, dealing with the Quraysh seeing the angel in Hera, then see Baraka then anticipating revelation, then becoming a message gradual, right, there was
there was a methodical approach, right? And we see this also in the Tao of Rasulullah, sallallahu alayhi wasallam, as we'll come to learn, first, the Dharma was in private for three years, then he was commanded to go full out but go full out, but not expose those who accepted Islam during the three years, when the DAO was private, so not to cause harm to to befall them, you see, methodical, calculated,
remembering that many a time the person is as equally active as the point and sometimes even more important than the point,
this methodical way. And this was the this was the dour as we've seen, and this was the training of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam as well. And why not when this was the way of Allah subhanho wa Taala at His revelation, look at alcohol, alcohol became Haram in stages.
Fasting became as I was called, to live, I didn't even say, became compulsory in stages first was Ashura to foster Ashura that was compulsory. Then, the month of Ramadan became compulsory and Ashura was abrogated. It became a sin. But the month of Ramadan became compulsory into two stages. The first stage was you had a choice, you could fast or you could give or you could feed a poor person
as we had the meridian Salah to Asia,
Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
in quantum Telemundo Allah subhanho wa Taala made the month of Ramadan compulsory canceling out Ashura, but when he made it compulsory at the beginning, you had the choice as this I this is explain. You could fast or you could leave fasting but you have to feed the poor person, either this or that, but Allah subhanho wa Taala says one the sumo highroller come but if you fast it's better for you. Look, you've been encouraged to why because it's going to become compulsory.
And then in the same Surah Surah Baqarah a few Ayah down Allah subhanho wa Taala says financial freedom in commercial property so whoever says the month you must you have to fast it right no more choice it's canceled.
It's canceled having a choice now is not an option. It happened in stages, alcohol in stages as well.
Right? It happened in stages. This is well known and documented in the books of IQ.
you are not allowed to go to the prayer whilst in a state of intoxication.
How many prayers do you have in a day?
So how much time do you have to drink? You're getting detoxed. You're getting detox then Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed
Oh, yes, I know Nicaraguan company while Mesa they ask you about alcohol and gambling. Kulfi Hema is when kebele say in them both is a great woman if you're early NES and this benefit in it. What is mama?
about human, every human, but the sin is greater than the benefit. Food for Thought go and think
the person is important than the point at this moment in time.
If we just drop it on them,
if there could be, the harm could be greater. Right? And then Allah subhanho wa Taala later revealed in the Mohammed Al maseeh rowallan Sabu and as l'amour de su minimally shavon, fetch daddy boo Lana come to flee home, that you have to stay away from alcohol. Stay away from it be far away from it. The instruction was powerful, but there was an introduction for that powerful instruction to be received and received. Well, we know that the Sahaba
when this idea was revealed, they were pouring alcohol. Right. Some of the books have mentioned this, that there were streams of alcohol flowing in Medina. And when it rained for years after that the smell would come out of the ground. There were those who who, who puke it out.
Right. You know, when you when you cause yourself to vomit they cause themselves to vomit. This is this is when this is how Pamela is impaired.
And in Korea, this is so Pamela This is the command of Allah I'm upon it. But look how Allah subhanho wa Taala gradually brought them in.
even look at the Quranic message before hegira to Medina, and the message after if you look at the Quranic message before hijra, it didn't speak about Salah being compulsory didn't speak about
in the way that it was in Medina, right and Voodoo and Zakah and fasting the month of Ramadan and Hajj. hijos was later on in Medina, many years after migration.
The revelation in Mecca was all about
correcting false beliefs and inviting people towards the heat and breaking the shackles of shift that they were changing. Because they said they were upon what the fathers were upon. That was the message Allah subhanho wa Taala was being methodical calculated
what's more important that they leave out cold weather they believe in Allah if you have to heat then all your deeds can stand without the heat nothing's gonna stand so what's the point? We need to learn from this brothers and sisters in our data sometimes we all over the place we invite somebody to something in this bigger things that need to be addressed first.
Now this doesn't mean that you and I when we become practicing now you know we
this timescales before something becomes haram for us you know we say okay, I started practicing today so now maybe after three years o'clock will take and and this will become haram for me at the moment I'm allowed no doesn't mean that you have to believe what is halal to be halal, and what is haram to be Haram. But you as a person if you know if you know that if I am going to knock a guy
on his beard when he's not praying.
I'm not going to get him to pray. So what do you do?
Do you knock him about his beard or you bring him to swallow?
It's not that you don't believe having a beard is compulsory, but this is from being wise.
and nine times out of 10 if not 10 if you get him to be regular with Salah he himself will grow his beard.
Here is what I'm saying. We learned this from her brothers and sisters May Allah grant us the understanding.
Also when Rasulullah sallallahu so I was saying this was the Quranic message. And also de la Sol Allahu alayhi wa sallam was his character was the Quran. So when he said Why have you been to Yemen, as a foggy
as a day
as an island
towards the end of his life sallallahu alayhi wa sallam What did he say? He says when you go there, a group of people from the book are going to come to come to you.
For the ovum Illa Allah ilaha illAllah
Muhammad Abdul Rasul Allah Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah, when they come to you invite them towards the heat for in alpha dannic and then when they accept this message of yours fuck beautiful and Allah, Allah Allah him come so salivating equally, amin will then tell them that Allah has made compulsory upon them. five daily prayers for a new home, like Abby dannic when they accept that first bedroom, Angela
Then inform them that Allah subhanho wa Taala has made compulsory upon them Zakah which we take from their rich and we give to their poor.
You see, it's been gradual, right? Does it mean soccer wasn't compulsory? Of course it was. Does it mean Salah wasn't compulsory? Of course it was. But
if they didn't believe, what was the point of them performing Salah, and if they weren't performing Salah what is the point of this? Sometimes you have a you have a person who has the capacity to take everything. Yes, then, and this is wisdom, you know the person. That's why we don't paint everybody with the same brush. You don't speak to forest as a forest. How did you get this person to accept Islam, and you take that method and you're going to apply to a prospect that you have in front of you now? Because his person is different than your person.
And it's, it's worship of Allah for you to contemplate to think, how am I going to work out my approach with this person? What's the best way? Just like how when you want to borrow, you know, borrow money from someone? Does anybody need somebody to tell them you need to think of the right approach? No, you know, because it's money. You start thinking how, you know, he likes ice cream, I take him for ice cream.
When he's having that, you know, thick chocolate creamy ice cream, I will tell him you know what, by the way, I said to borrow $10,000 he's most likely to say yes.
This is big wise, we learned this as well brothers and sisters, and this we also learn for our own selves. In terms of our own piety. How many times do we see people Subhanallah they hear talk
you know they might boosting talks we spoke about they come
they hear I talk importance of reading Quran they charged up I'm going to go home I'm gonna read the Quran every day one juice class they start first day one juice next day, one juice but panela so bit of effort, why push upon, you know, he's meter sweets, his signal flashed. This guy's really good juice. So she's gonna come to you now the next day. Right?
And he's going to pressure you so you manage to read the juice The next day, the third day. It must read came and Subhanallah there was two words that you missed. Two words were completed after Mahara. You missed your target. The next day, three quarters The next day, three quarters the next day just managed to the quarters. The following day, two is Aftermath
then half and so on and so forth until burnout burnout you wouldn't graduate so not to do how to pray every day if you have the capacity or having to rely but you got to ask yourself first what is my capacity don't just get all excited emotional charged up like the coke bottle you know SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE it's guessing what happens it doesn't last it doesn't guess like that
it doesn't the guest then subsides Don't be a coke bottle.
So you start so that's maybe the first week the next week in code week. And then week after one month non existent until next.
And Subhanallah you even forgot that you stopped doing it. When Ramadan came the following he said Subhana Allah you know I was doing it last year that's that's what happens. That's what happens isn't it look was the you laughing because you know, human nature you burn out you have to be gradual, the haggard garage Koran so that to Doha should be gradual. Yes, the compulsory things, just do it.
No questions asked.
But are we increasing our piety, do it in a gradual formation. Be methodical be calculated, start with once a week, when you see yourself naturally performing it. Make it twice a week. When you get to a stage where you naturally performing twice a week, maybe thrice a week. Same for tahajjud. Even with the Quran, if you can only do half a page, do half a page but do it every day. until Allah puts Baraka in your action in half a page. You had only 15 minutes a day, or 10 minutes a day. You could only read half a page now Subhanallah in 10 minutes, I can read a page. I've become better.
Then read a page. Then in 10 minutes panel I can do two pages now. He's taking me five minutes to do a page I still have 10 minutes or so I can do two pages now to two pages. You see what happens? You gradually grow yourself. So you don't experience burn out.
We learned this from how Allah subhanho wa Taala made Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam a prophet and Quran wasn't revealed in a day. Rome wasn't built in a day right? 23 years 23 years, even you and I when Allah put us in the in the
belly is of our mother's foot we were at 40 day intervals.
You think Allah couldn't make us be born just like that couldn't fire could? Yes, but Allah chose 40 days as a fluid 40 days as a hanging piece of cloth, hanging cloth 40 days as
a piece of flesh that resembles something chewed 40 4040
so that you Seto Subhana Allah,
Allah created us knows us better than we know ourselves. And the way Allah revealed to us is the biggest lesson of who we are, and what our capacities are, for Allah could have revealed the Quran in one go, he could have made his prophet a messenger immediately. subhanho wa Taala. But we need to ponder brothers and sisters. The problem is we don't use our brains enough
for the right things, for the better things we don't
know these lessons I'm telling you this is not something that in only scholars can deduce. Anyone who sat down and understood it will say Subhan Allah, Allah has given us an intellect Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was a prophet to all of us, not only to the scholars
sallallahu alayhi wasallam
I have a talk online visited is a very short reminder it was done in this Medina machine this Masjid here as a reminder it's called burning or burn, burn in or burn out. Rome wasn't built in a day.
Burn in are burned out Rome wasn't built in a day should remain about under 10 minutes or eight minutes. Listen to it insha Allah by Allah subhanho wa Taala said to his Rasul sallallahu alayhi wa sallam making him a messenger confirm with
Allah told him to stand up and convey
now, I was gonna tell us that comfort and there was just like a crack in that it was not specific to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam and Libra to be removed, we left the lab because
when we read the Quran, the Quranic message applies to everybody and not to the specific circumstance that the IO is revealed in. So for example, you know, a person can say ikura was Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam becoming a prophet. So the importance of reading is specific to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam not for us, we say no, it's for everybody. And likewise confirm them there our and propagation. The instruction was to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the owner of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as per the teaching of Rasulullah, sallallahu alayhi wasallam. It wasn't specific that he does the data alone. No. And that's why he nurtured the Sahaba.
And that's why he said, why didn't go to Yemen? Why would you send them if they never had to be propagators and do ads and invite us to Allah? And those who understand the Sharia, why did he make dua for even Abbas Allah subhanho wa Taala when Allah give him the understanding of religion, and the knowledge of the Quran, why did he make this drive for him? Why did he make dua for the memory of Abu huraira How
to memorize 1000s of a hadith and be a pillar of Hadith in the era of the Sahaba and then Allah subhanho wa Taala inspires him amazulu de
Rahmatullahi Allah from the era of the Tabby in to be a pillar of the sun as well.
Right. And then that's why that's why the orientalist when they want to damage the Sunnah, they try and damage a Buddha or the Allah who eyeshadow the Allahu
Allah remember, sorry, from the Tabby. These are three pillars that that the sooner rests upon. Yes, they are the narrator's but you understand what I'm saying there. They were the ones known for many revelator for many narrations, and remember Zohar he was known for this application with regards to
the prophetic tradition during the time of the Tabby