Seerah S01 E14 Part B – Do You Know What You Want?
Channel: Sajid Ahmed Umar
Series: Sajid Ahmed Umar - Seerah
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This lab is about you and I, living in this world the way Allah subhanho wa Taala wants us to live in this world.
That is Islam
submitting to the will of who? Allah subhanho wa Taala is this lab, not culture, not peer pressure, not public opinion to the will of Allah subhanho attack
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that suffer
and he says he did this when Allah revealed and warn your closest
He ascended suffer and he yelled out to the people, Albany,
right. These were from the erotica lockerby from that which Allah subhanho wa Taala commanded him
in the eye on the rush erotica akorbi he was addressing the various tribes of the Quran.
And they assembled. This is what they would do. Someone has an announcement, they assemble or they would get representatives of the tribes to assemble.
And they inquired What's up? What's up?
What's up with WhatsApp?
Basically, they came to inquire what is the announcement? What is the announcement? So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
said, suppose I told you that there was an army in the valley intending to attack
an evil army.
A well equipped army.
They intend to attack you. Would you believe me? They said yes, of course we will believe you. We have not found you telling anything other than the truth. Remember five years before when he saved bloodshed by coming up with the solution with
the ad relevance. Of course we listen to you. Listen to the brothers and sisters listen to human nature. This is human nature.
how sincere people are you know when it suits you.
We listen and we follow suits me that that works with me when the test of how sincere a person's belief in you is. The test of it happens when you say something that is not conducive to the ideology.
Now we see the friendship this test. The kinship is tested. Right? The friendship is tested the friendship.
The the kinship is tested.
The relation is tested. This is where it's tested. He said to them sal Allahu Allah, he was a lump.
I am awarded to you in the face of terrible doom and harm is what he said.
So speaks up
and he says May you be ruined all day?
Is it for this purpose? you've gathered us
for this purpose you've gathered us
and Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed May the hands of Abu lahab be ruined and ruined is he his wealth will not avail him or that which he gained Tibet yada Abdullah heavy water man who Malou warmer cassava.
Right this was revealed and this is a this is in Sahih al Bukhari and Sahih Muslim and I explained to you what's the heal body and Muslim means by him. Let's take the lessons. The hour is now open. How to the closest sphere of influence and then work your way outwards. Right? It's open What do we learn from this Firstly, what do we learn?
What is what is screaming at us? What lesson is screaming at us when we study this narration in the sky look at Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam and what he did
that oh he comes before everything else. When you start this day our you start with dough sheet. When you learn this that our use let's start with dough heat. If the heat stands, your other actions will stay.
You need to be solid with La ilaha illa Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah, you have to know when certain practices of the communities that you are in is not conducive in terms of the Islamic narrative. Remember the touchwood remember
But the fingers crossed, people say they don't even know ways the to heat born Muslims.
We need to discuss the heat.
We need more suitable Santoshi.
We need more lessons on to heat. People think that they know but they don't know brothers and sisters.
And yes, whenever you ask for public opinion, what talk should we have? What lesson should we have? What workshops? Should we have marriage workshop?
upbringing children workshop,
You should do a two hit workshop. Because you know what brothers and sisters, a lot of times people don't know what they want.
they don't know what they want. Until they see it. When they see the Hispaniola, I needed this. This is what I wanted.
A lot of times, and we are all guilty of this, right? We're all guilty of this.
We know there's different things even in different tastes that we have. You know, sometimes we don't know what we want. But somebody has to say Listen, this is what you want. Just just me. This is what you want. When you see it. You say Subhanallah Yes, exactly. That was what I wanted. Right? So start with the heat. Secondly, charity begins at home. We learned this how many times in the Sierra, this is established. You wanna call it establish Muslim policy, let's call it that charity begins at home.
We sought out the interior first,
before the exterior.
And you know what? You'll be greater when you move on to the exterior, because of the experience gained with the interior. And you know what? The interior forgives your mistakes far quicker than the exterior. Trust me, even students of knowledge I tell my young brothers and sisters Don't rush. Don't rush. You don't have to start writing big articles and opening blogs. Wait, you're right it don't publish it. I wish he would have made Have you the law
of the harem.
He was telling us
the importance of writing is write everything and write it properly. Treat it as a thesis as a research paper. Anything you researching, don't just read it once you read it, write it.
This is good advice. I say this to my brothers and sisters as well. shabu karema, who they have with Allah, another senior scholar in the oma today. What is advice? Don't rush to publish. Don't rush to speak. Don't rush to speak. Don't might not like the amount of before the oma that was with Mr. Malik. When you tell the oma FEMA Malik laduree I don't know Mr. Malik, somebody came to him and asked him so many questions. You only answered the handful and for the vast majority is that I don't know.
I forget the exact numbers are forgotten. So I will not attempt to mention the number so as not to take away from the narration. But they say if you add to something you subtract from it, so we want to do that. Right? We don't want to do that. But the story is a group came from VA to ask him a Malik 10s of questions. He didn't even answer 10
he answered a few and for the rest he said i agree i don't know.
If people say to my man he doesn't know Mr. Maliki ma'am of the oma he doesn't know he said yes. And walk into the marketplace and say my man he doesn't know did that take away anything from me my manic no guru him today tries to attack the people that are driven by the car that he doesn't know.
They don't understand. This is not the Houma this Omen is there's a lot of nurturing that's needed. There's a lot of nurturing that's needed.
Right? You open some of the greatest books that have been written books written by people who I call giants giants that you and I as students of knowledge, we tried to walk away on the shoulders.
You know what the right at this in the beginning of the books, this is the work of a poor slave of Allah, loot duck See?
Full of mistakes full of weaknesses. A person who lacks in
this is what he writes at the beginning of his book. Right? And what did the scholars do when they open this book, Masha Allah, they were even more ready to read it today. Subhan Allah, this guy saying he doesn't know anything at the beginning of his book, why should we read it the other man put the book away. This is the state of the oma
which is why I push the agenda. Now he had talks are important, but just how much? How much
it's better for you to study the ill.
That gives you the naseeha everyday without the person coming to give it to you.
The foundation, not that panacea is not really. But remember, there's one thing to pluck out the leaves of the tree. And there's one thing to work at its roots.
What is more sustainable
to spray every leaf or to kill the fungus from the bottom? Once you hit it from the bottom, all the leaves will be okay.
Right or wrong? We Allah grant us the understanding, right?
The next lesson we learn Allah subhanho wa Taala send Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam With what? First that? First that this? This verb is powerful, this command is powerful.
It's not that Allah subhanho wa Taala is saying, propagate? No, it's Allah subhanho wa Taala saying propagate, powerfully propagate with strong belief without doubting yourself propagate, putting your trust in Allah propagate, knowing that this is the hack. This is the meaning of us that
this is the meaning of faster.
What do we learn from this, that we need to also be solid in our belief and in our data, we're not being apologetic all the time. Today, some annaleigh we're becoming apologetic. We feel like we have to find every excuse for every misconception that a person who wants to find problems with Islam has. We have to better it and twist it and now speak it as it is.
That's where the guidance is.
If a person has a problem with what Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did, or his marriage to Asia or the Allah, Who and so forth, what's that got to do with us and now starting, we will make excuses. We become so apologetic in our explanation as if we say,
Allah Why, why did this happen? Now we have to defend you know? No, my dear brothers and sisters.
You don't defend Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam from a platform of weakness. you defend him sallallahu alayhi wa sallam from a platform of honor.
And there is well I tell him what,
one tool alone.
One tool alone, do not do not be weakened and saddened. You on the greater platform. He was gonna be sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he never did it from himself. He was acting from Allah subhanho wa Taala. What are you trying to be apologetic? For? Did he do it? Yes, he did it. Was it wrong? No, it wasn't it. The person says it was the that's your problem.
Doesn't mean there was a problem with the Nabi sallallahu, alayhi wasallam. So problem with you.
And then explain it to them from a platform of strength. Remember, the other day I said, Not everything can be answered.
Immediately after being questioned? There's certain questions that a nun must in finding out about Islam wants to ask
that for us to answer properly, we need to take them behind closed doors, and sit with them for a couple of hours to three hours, give them the necessary introduction.
understand where this came about from and how
if they're going to ask you the question based on the 21st century,
and how immature females are. And even males at the century.
And the way we brought up nobody who's brought up now at four years old, a shepherds who?
Who lives without air conditioning today.
Stick that for example.
Right? So different. You got to sit down and give people the necessary introduction. That was a time and this is a time, just like how prophets before lived for 1000 years, 950 years, hundreds of years. Ibrahim Alayhi Salam having is married at 19 is half that 100, according to some of the scholars of Tafseer. Who does that today?
Who does that today times change? Give the necessary introduction, explain context, when they are on the right context, not on the 21st century context. Now you can answer the question and they can relate to it.
The problem is to panela we don't really ponder of how to get points across to people. So you sitting in a public forum, they start asking you about the ruling of a person leaving Islam
What do you want to do now you become apologetic, you start giving the wrong picture of Islam instead of explaining it properly. And for you to do it properly. You got to say no, we need to take this offline and we need to set a few hours together. Because you asking it based on a particular understanding a particular civilization as civilizations, protocols.
You need to understand it based on
this reason and that reason and that reason,
the Islamic penalty for stealing for Xena and so on and so forth, add context to it before you answer the question. Because nine times out of 10, if not 10. If you do not add context, you're going to waste your time he's going to waste his time and what you're going to do, you might be in a public forum, and you're going to confuse the people. That's what's going to happen. You're going to misrepresent Islam, you're going to misrepresent Rasul Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they'll say Allah says been Hekmati, invite to the way of Allah with wisdom, know when to speak, when to remain silent, how to speak, when to answer, how to answer, you will be rewarded for plotting and
thinking and planning and sketching. Allah will reward you because you want to look after the sanctity of the Sharia the sanctity of Islam.
Today, Subhanallah it's all a big mess. Why? Because everybody's talking about Islamic things how they want when they want in the media chooses what they want to push out, and we'll come to that inshallah. So we learned from first that, that the dude is there, not from a platform of weakness, do it from a platform of strength.
We also learn brothers and sisters, what we discussed earlier, and that is the son of Allah, a universal law, that anyone who intends that they will have enemies Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam spoke just a few words and Abu lahab What did he say to you?
cast him and insulted him immediately. Opposition starts
people close to him.
Abu lahab wasn't some nobody.
And also Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was not a nobody to him, either. But look how powerful his words were words that demanded revelation.
Because that's how wrong he was. But look at the opposition that stands. Again, I said, this is where we test the reality of our relationship.
Now, when we always agree, relationships are understood when we disagree. Remember I said the other day, it doesn't mean if the minds differ that the hearts should differ. Remember that? This is where we test relationship.
We test character.
This is where we do it. It's upon Allah, you know what? I love you for the sake of Allah, we're not compatible.
I respect you. I don't agree with this view. But I respect you.
That is where we judge the strength of relationships.
That is where we judge it. Look at this. What was the relationship blood then bond and so on and so forth. But look,
look at the statement revelation came down because of it. Right? We also had my dear brothers and sisters from this incident that are becoming open and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam grave on suffer, that this message is not from Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam is from Allah subhanho wa Taala
is not some tribal message is not from his father. It's not from his grandfather. It's not from his uncle, his own people are fighting him starting with
if it was from his tribe,
from the ways of the Quraysh would would that statement be needed? No. The fact that he received operation from the first hour shows us this message is not a quraishi message. So it's not a quote unquote, Middle Eastern message. It's a divine message from Allah subhanho wa Taala. We'll end this.
Let's look at what happened after Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam makes this announcement. He wrote the police did. They turned a blind eye.
That's like you know what? MCI is known for people coming in announcing things. He's made his announcement. It will die out. It's a bubble. You know, it's a bubble that will pop.
Right? They thought it will fizzle out.
But Indeed, Allah subhanho wa Taala has command is above everything. The message remained. And not only remained started spreading, started spreading. Children were accepting the message. So now in one home, you had the father upon one deed and a child upon another deed.
The slave boys were accepting it
said certain adults were accepting it. It wasn't fizzling out.
And what do we learn from this?
Brothers and sisters,
that we should not turn a blind eye when misguidance creeps nip it in the bud.
Don't allow it to spread.
learn this, I know this is a we twisting it a bit because the courage let it run. And you're supposed to run. Right, but we want to take the lesson, they turned a blind eye.
It was good for us that they turned a blind eye. But what we saying is, let's just take the lesson about the evils of turning a blind eye sometimes, right? Sometimes you switch on the computer, you see your child
did something they shouldn't do what you do turn a blind eye. So one of sometimes somebody comes to you, your child, are you sure you and then I'm pretty sure I saw your car that you turned a blind eye.
naive parents, this is what I call it. naive parent, the parent who says I can check up on my child that shows I don't trust my child. That's a sign of a good parent, I was a bit
I was a bit lazy, just the opposite. You checking up on your child is a sign that you trust your child, you checking up on your child is a sign that you're a good parent, because you checking up on your child is a sign that you do not trust a lot of
people you know sometimes you just don't think properly. See common sense is not so common.
What is poor is for you to just shave on how can you take shape, you think shape and it doesn't speak to your job. You think he didn't speak to you?
It's your job to guide
like Jaco guided his child said don't tell this dream to your brothers. nip it in the bud.
For they were brought against you not because the bad people but wishing upon will make them he taught him about shavon who discussed this in one of the early episodes.
In your team fitness starting in the workplace in the organization, left it in the bud deal with it. Don't just let things run by and let it you know, as I'm talking about if you're a leader, you got to deal with it is your duty to keep the ship steady. There's a little crack in the boat, what do you leave it? No, you seal it, because it's only going to get bigger.
So we learned the importance of nipping things in the bud. Don't ever let situations prevail and make them and then they become bigger and bigger and bigger and then it becomes a catastrophe for you to handle. It needs more money needs more resources to fix it. Remember the other day what we said? We said you measure twice cut once remember that right? This is due diligence due diligence also is in making sure that my firewall is sealed chepang can come through it. I've got a sealed firewall. My antivirus is up to date.
Right my firewall is up to date.
You understand understanding? I mean? I mean
now when the police saw that Subhan Allah we turned a blind eye big mistake messages spreading What did they do? They used a multi pronged approach. And this is what we're going to start today and finish off inshallah, tomorrow as we move on. Remember I said that I have resigned towards making the Macan period in two parts rather than one part. Let's spend time chatting to each other. You haven't left because we learning insha Allah, right? quality is better than quantity.
They use the multi pronged approach. They said we got to deal with this. Alright, how do we deal with it? They said, You know what? The person who brought him up was a butadiene, let's go to him. Let's pressure him. Let's squeeze him. If anyone can do it a boot camp. That was the first approach. So what happened?
They went to a boot party.
And they pressured him at look. You're not upon his way.
But he's insulting you. He's insulting your way. He's insulting what our grandfathers were upon. Are you going to allow this? Are you going to support this? But look how Allah subhanho wa Taala nurtured the data of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam by causing Abu Talib to have seen but he was a monk before who told him who this man was over this boy will become Right.
Right and nurture the relationship by inspiring Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to take an idea of the Allahu Allah and bring him up in his house with Khadija robiola who helped us out on a Sunday in medicine. Is there any reward for good except good? A Buddha He brought me up let me help him with one of his children. He's not well to do I have some capacity now. Right?
To call la inspired and nurtured, humbled this relationship. Hola, Buta abou Polly was one of the greatest supporters of this panel.
It is Allah's wisdom that he didn't die as a Muslim
that's why the year of sorrow it's called the sorrow because it wasn't because Khadija had died only because also Buddha he passed away in that year. A great supporter Abu Talib resisted all pressure, all pressure
you what we learn from this be principles be principles if you know something is right and your people come to you and push you and push you and push you to do something wrong be principles Allah you could be the one man that Allah will open great goodness upon you
you'd be the one man allowing opengate goodness upon you.
Above the one person in the committee who was resisting
when I read this part I thought about it I thought about the story.
you need to be a principle person today we like people of principle brothers and sisters.
Everybody wants to sit on the fence. They want to make the right people happy and the wrong people happy when I say the wrong people. I mean the people who are wrong in principle, you want to make these people happy and you have to make these people happy.
You want to sit on the fence and you know what it's not good. Well, I it's hard work to sit on the fence versus the fence is not comfortable to sit on right?
So very comfortable seat.
It's hard work. Because you have to sin to sit on the fence. You have to be lying somewhere to keep these people happy with you and these people happy with you. It has to be how do you keep both parties happy with you?
Because you telling these people what they want to hear. And you tell these people what they want to hear. You know what this is hypocrisy.
hypocrisy May Allah protect us sitting on the fence sitting on the fence This is wrong. somebody does something wrong say brother I love you for the sake of Allah you my brother we go back you know we brothers you know, they say but you know what, this is wrong.
You know, this is wrong.
And this person Why don't know he's right.
Even though you my friend, but he's right.
You know, the people who want to sit on the fence you know they do so they want everyone to love them.
You know, the way to get the love of the people
is to gain the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala because what Allah loves you he goes to jabril and he tells gibreel that gibreel I love this person love him
and jabril descends the heavens and all the angels asked you but what did Allah tell you? Allah said he loved this person and he commanded me to love him so I've loved him and all the angels want to get involved. So they also love him. So what happens?
The sky is loving.
And what happens in the sky is overwhelming. It falls down to earth. So the love settles in the hearts of the people for you eventually it might take longer,
but it will last wherever you sit on the fence people might love you today, but it won't last. You can only keep up appearances for so long. Remember this always my dear brothers and sisters keeping up appearances hard work I've always said it Navajo reminder in the factory mind I'm saying it here again.
Keeping up appearances is hard work. You will get temporary love of the people. But soon you will be exposed and you will be the most hated person may Allah protect us all right. So
be principal. Now we also learn from Abu Talib supported Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam how we are allowed to
or how not Muslims can support this dour and can support Islam and can stand up for what's right. Did Abu Talib not do this? Of course he did. Of course he did.
And in and in reality today, non Muslims do even in huzur just the other day in the news, what would they say? There was clashes in Israel between Jews who do not support what's happening
and Jews who support it
Subhan Allah right that's why again this week consolidates our the messages throughout be just when you speak don't go on social media, these Jews these Christians Oh, and so would you like to say these Muslims that's what they're doing now. And we say this is not you trying to judge us? The action of a few people the wrong that they do you painting the entire Ummah, are we happy? We're not happy? Why do we do the same back and then Subhanallah it gets worse. This feeds that we use one or the other.
How how Why do you want to be
With people upon their values, is the values of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam not enough for you, if you lose your values, who are you? We've said this before, you should maintain yourself. And we will see how Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam maintained himself, right? So we should be just and we should acknowledge goodness, perpetrators, who are the perpetrators, they should be mentioned. But the innocent should not be included. This is from being just this is the way of Allah. And this was his teaching to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam and Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us, we also learned brothers and sisters, that religion is based on evidence
and facts and not emotion, not emotion.
We learned this evidence, in fact, yes, I have emotion is what he's saying about my forefathers. Isn't that emotional? It is. But you know what? I was told by wise people that this person is going to be a prophet. I have fact. I'm going to support him.
We learned this from a boon for Abu Talib. You think it's not emotional that the way of Abdullah is being is being quote unquote, disrespected as they said, of course, he's feeling it. He's a human being is the way he died upon the way of Abu Talib. That's how sensitive he was to that way. And soft he wants to that way. Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is begging him give me something, say the kalimba. So I can, I can. I can. I can. You know, look after your case in front of Allah, the day of Dharma, and the people aren't going to leave the way of your grant of your father and grandfather. He was sensitive to it. Emotional to it. But fact is fact. And fact takes precedence
over emotion understand his brothers and sisters.
There's too much emotion in the oma today. Too much emotion. Nobody's studying what was
taught us how to deal with what's happening and
how to deal with what's happening in Iraq and so on and so forth. Too much emotion people are just speaking anything out of emotion.
Creating misguidance Allah who
would love to understand propagation based on emotion is ignorance.
I warn you against it. And I warn you against those who speak from emotion. Yes, be emotional. But
give it a haircut.
Right? Give it a haircut, cut your emotion. Cut it, tweak it, make sure it's conducive to to facts and evidence to guidance Tareq to fake humor in Temasek to be here
the other day, he tabouleh he wasn't it, this is what Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,
he said, I've left to do two things. If you hold steadfast to them both you will never go astray. The Quran and the Sunnah. The sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam personal emotion, no public opinion. No peer pressure, no. The Quran and the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam? Let's find the Juma hookah. I said to you all, this is the time this is the time when you go to a God fearing scholar and you say can you teach us what Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught us about fitna teach us about it. We need to be educated we need to know because at the moment everybody's talking to us and we cannot see light from them.
This is when you go and become educated education lifts the fog the correct education will Allah subhanahu Allah grant us the understanding brothers and sisters Our time has suddenly come to an end. inshallah, tomorrow when we come back, we will discuss the next approach of the kurush what is the first approach they turned a blind eye? Secondly, when they saw it, it was spreading. They came with a multiple without with with with a multi plan right? with a plan that had many facets what was the first half of what was the first element of that plan to go to a booth a booth and did that we did they will fail? fail? man of principle. Okay. Tomorrow when we come back in sha Allah we will
discuss the next approach. I love you all for the sake of Allah is up low Ferran melanosome Hannah who accept from us and make our setting our search for later to Qatar Today's the 25th night correct. In other odd night, we Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us. We Allah grant us all the goodness that this light has, and we all must have had our Tara protect us from all harm. Once again, I love you all for the sake of Allah. Everything correct said is from Allah subhanho wa Taala is perfect. And any mistakes I find myself in shape upon and I seek Allah subhanho wa Taala forgiveness, how they will know who I am, or sun Allah wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa Safa
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