Seerah S01 E15 Part C – How Do You Measure Success?
Channel: Sajid Ahmed Umar
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your job is to turn a negative into a positive make sure door of the hour opens, when the door shut.
What does Allah say?
It the ability here for either lead for either Lady bayda kobina. Who
can who will listen, honey, honey, Allah subhanho wa Taala says repel the evil with goodness, so that the enmity between you and a person
can go away. And that person who is your enemy becomes your strongest supporter.
That's the that's the successful that's where you measure success. That's where you measure it.
Don't tell me how successful I did this, this and that the easy things. Tell me about the difficult stuff. From yesterday, we said, we test our relationship when we disagree.
The fundamental thing we've disagreed upon, let's see now that's the test of the relationship. This is the test of your character where you can convert the enemy into a supporter into a supporter.
Allah says not everyone can do this, but only the patient people. And those people, the people of greatness. greatness must be great. Islam needs you to be great. It needs you to be great, because this is what you can bring to the table. So they came with propaganda. Right? And
as they came with propaganda,
the propaganda failed. It didn't succeed, propaganda fell flat on its face.
So what happened? They needed a new strategy. What was the strategy?
What was the strategy?
physical harm. That's what the strategy was.
This strategy was physical harm.
They said you know what?
You emotional hurt is not working. Let's give them physical heart. Now. This is what they did. Anyone who accepts Islam, we're going to deal with him and deal with him severely severe dealing, so that we deter anyone, and everyone from even flirting with the idea of being a Muslim. This is what they did. Right? military exercise, this is what we're going to do. This is what they decided the heads of the clans came came together, the you know what we are people have blood. But even though if someone from our blood accepts this message, there will be punished. This is what we're going to do. propaganda is not working. The opposite is happening. More people are coming to Islam, people
from foreign lands, we're hearing accepting Islam. Now we need to come with physical.
And this is what they agreed to the heads of the Qureshi agreed to it. And from there was Omar.
He was a blessing person even before Islam in that as a young person, he was given a position in the House of Representatives. The Qureshi had the House of Representatives that the heads would meet, discuss current affairs, let's do a vote take you to a vote, should this policy come into effect or not? Right. Omar was there took the place of his father, as a young person. They said we will do it. Omar was a principal person, he wasn't doing this because of them.
He was doing it because he was a principal pastor and he was a strong advocate for unity. And he saw the message of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam causing,
quote unquote, division, father and son,
no more talking to each other. Families breaking up.
Right? This is what happened. Families breaking up and so on and so forth. So remember, supported it, that we need to maintain unity, and this message has to be dissolved. And then when Allah opened his heart towards Islam, that is what I'm sharing it with you because we're not going to discuss the Islamophobia in this series, we will discuss it in another series in sha Allah in part two of the Macan period. But when Allah opened his heart to Islam, what did he do? Immediately? Let's go pray. This is the hack. He knew that Islam does not divide, it unites. His paradigm shifted, and he was a supporter of unity. principled man. So the moment he understood that Islam is unity, not division,
and what what I was upon was division in unity, and I'm a proponent of unity. What's that? What does that equal
Equals I should be a Muslim principle people do this. They're not shy to change on what people? What do they say about me? You know?
I look bad. You know, Shia you know, how will I look? You know, I keep a beard my friends would laugh at me.
You know, I you know if I kept my trousers above my ankles, you know, just don't look right. It will say I'm weird. I'm strange.
Doesn't matter, be principled principles that you will follow a line is Russell Palmer had the principle that he's he will support unity. So he became a Muslim, and Subhanallah when he became a Muslim, what did he do? He went straight to the House of Representatives, the same people he was sitting and listening to them all what they had to say years and years of how to deal with Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And he it if my memory serves me, right, he was the one who pitched the idea that we should punish those who accept Islam, because of this disunity. He pitched it, but when guidance came in, what did he say? Some robiola one What did he say brothers and sisters? He
called the Allahu and went to the same people to the same house of representatives that said, You know what, by the way, I'm upon the Dean of Mohammed masala
let's get Who cares what you think of me. And then he went to the people who He He He punished because they accepted Islam and said I'm on the way of Muhammad. And for those who I punished come and take
your right for me now today. So it's not taken on the day of care. But look at belief. The Qureshi had two issues. They had issues in terms of worshipping one Allah. The other issue that they had brothers and sisters was what was they didn't believe in the hereafter. But look at Omar, he's telling them not on the day of PMS already belief is there there's a day of the AMA come and take you right now. But obviously people are looking at almost who's gonna lay a hand on this man.
So no, we rather forgive you it's better.
Right, but inshallah we'll discuss that story as we move along, as we move along with the law. So they came with physical harm. And one by one, they started afflicting harm upon those who accepted Islam, especially upon the slave boys. Why? Because the slave was had no defenders. The other people had the tribes had influential families. The slave boys had no defenders
below robiola Why, what happened to him?
What happened to him brothers and sisters to be
below robiola, who was heavily punished, they would tie a rope around his neck and give it to the children to pull him in the streets of Mecca like he would pull an animal
and then they would make him lie on the hot desert sand and put boulders on his chest and beat him and lash him and say, renounce. go against the way of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in this punishment will stop but no, what did he say? I had I had an I had kept on saying it kept on saying it's panela What message is this? What message is this that is giving bravery to slaves against their masters? What is this message why Islam empowers you brothers and sisters? Islam empowers you.
Lady historian site slab of oma. Right? Some have said there's weakness in the narration but many story insight and what's the one of the one of the events that happened was that Omar calm down when he when he was beating his brother in law and his sister jumped in and he he beat her. never intended it. But it happened she jumped in. This is Irma, what did he say? What was his? What caused him to stop and say Hold on a second. Let me read this stuff here. What caused him? He's saying what message gives a female to jump in the path of the strike of Omar. Barbara, the Aleppo and this is no mighty strike brothers and sisters.
This was in a mighty strike. You know, once I went to South Africa, in South Africa, there was
we went to this lion Park. And in the lion Park, you could walk with the cheetahs. hamdulillah You know, I'm not a thrill seeker, but I forgot that this is thrill seeking. I ended up saying let me sign up when I when I paid the money. They gave me a form I said what's this form? You have to sign that we will not be held responsible for anything that happens to you? I said no, no, no, no, no, no, this wasn't part of it. Give me my money back they said no, no. Once you pay look at the sign. Once paid no refund.
Right. So I said I said
Has anyone been harmed? They said, No.
This is what they said. So
I said hey, what can I do? I got to you know, spend this money
you know, let's go in shall light safe and
shall light safe and you know, I'll get through to we got to take a bit longer today it's anticipated bear with me These are blessing nights and it's just tonight and tomorrow is our last lesson. So I went to Hungary last night was a beautiful experience. I have pictures I had them online as well. You can go and see it's amazing Masha Allah, you know and they tell you that look, if he growls, then we have to keep you away from him. And it has happened where certain people when they had the encounter with the cheetah, the cheetah growl that wasn't looking good. So we did not allow for this Cheetah walk to happen I said also I get a refund and they said no you still don't
get a refund
500 a Cheeto was good like for me and hamdulillah and we spent a good time together you know, taking pictures hanging out, and so on and so forth. I don't even know why I'm telling you the story.
Why am I telling you the story
The strike of Omar Yes, the strike of humor. This is why I'm telling you the story. So you know what happened as I was getting comfortable with this with this animal? This creation of Allah I was getting close you know, cuddling with it and stuff. And the trailer says no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, you don't want to put your head too close. Because this animal even if it touches you it will rip flesh off your skin touch if it touches you what is software the cheetah is mighty momentum for the human being it's some it's a move with momentum it will remove skin from this is this is it touching you This is the strike. Right? It might play with you and just you know try and you cuddle
with it because what happens when you start cuddling with cats what happens they try and play fight with you. They play fight but he says just that play fighting you could get harmed don't do that. You know what I thought of the strike of Barbara Viola. And
I thought to Pamela this you can get this right. He's saying what message give strength to a female to jump in the path of the strike of Omar I must read this message.
And when you read the message What happened? That was an uppercut farmer.
Because he was knocked out isn't it? Flat Out 10 seconds. BELL RINGS game over. He goes instead of going to you want he intended to murder Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He went in says Asha to Allah ilaha illAllah Muhammad Abdul Rasul Allah. This is it my dear brothers and sisters. So very quickly, propaganda failed, they went into harm. Who did they start harming Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam shocking attacks to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam Abu lahab Abu Jamal and their cronies and it wasn't as if he was a nobody. He was somebody to them sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they started attacking him. Allah holster and he would
prostrate by the Kaaba. And what would they do? They would sit and joke and say, who can take the abdominal waist and throw it on him? Who who's going to do it? Look at this evil, evil, no principles. And somebody would say yes, I'll do it. And they will take it and he's in sujood and they would throw it on him. And look at Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam remember, we spoke about emotion. No response stays in sujood the Hadith says he never got up except after Fatima robiola, her and her his daughter is how Islam empowers. It empowers you it doesn't make what will they say? You don't you don't think like this? The true Islam the true belief. His daughter would
rather remove this off him. Remove it of him sallallahu alayhi wasallam and lift her father up sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, what are the Allah who lied to her? And she may do it. She made do and curse the kurush she made do I am cursed the Quraysh three times against them. And this would affect them because the Quraysh they knew the karma. They knew the cover. They didn't like that she was criticizing them and making dua against them and cursing them. It affected them. And this wasn't the only instance aucuba haven Abbey Maria. What did he do? He took his upper garment and strangled Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam whilst he worshipped Allah subhanho wa Taala and he did
nothing sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam, Abu Bakar came Abubakar cave, look at wisdom, wisdom don't give the enemy a chance to point a finger at you. They want a response. They want to say Mohamed retaliated. He gave a blowback they wanted they will
Looking for the opportunities? We threw dirt on him. He got up and he spoke of how good they were looking for it. This is how you look after Islam. You never give them a finger to point back at you. He remained silent
until Abu Bakar came and removed the strangle and said, Are you going to kill a man because he said his Lord is Allah subhanho wa Taala and he has evidence to back him up. Is this what you're going to do?
It by the son of Abu lahab Hamed, Rasulullah sallallahu it was in obtaining his upper garment. Just imagine he's innocently walking sallallahu wasallam and somebody pulling on him and pushing him and how would How would you feel? We haven't met Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but even we love him sallallahu wasallam we feel it. Now when we say Subhan Allah we wouldn't want to see this happening to our Prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam harming him pushing him pulling him tearing his shirt, some light he was alimony May Allah
in a school, Hosni
Illa Murthy was in the in Allah.
He campaigned to Allah.
He asked Allah to deal with with or Teva or Teva. He asked Allah to deal with her Taiba.
He made the deal out that a dog should attack him. And this ally accepted this job because the son of
Abu lahab, the son of Abu lahab
shama, the son of Abu lahab what happened to him on a journey to Cheyenne, they stopped at a place at Alliant started circling them a lion.
And he remembered the Tao of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says, He remembered and he acknowledged that the dua of a man in Makkah has come through and avintia
and this lion took his head off.
This is what they did to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Then
they said let's expand the herd.
They took it to those who accepted Islam is becoming known now. First Abubakar Abdullah who is giving a hoot. They beat him so badly Subhan Allah you could not recognize his face of the Allah when he was unconscious. His tribesmen came to save him remember, the tribesmen This is they they had supporters, Abubakar unconscious when he wakes up, what's the first thing when he gains continent consciousness? He says, is the Prophet of Allah. Okay, so
don't worry about my nose or whatever. How is the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, to pan Arab Bella and our brothers and sisters, brothers and sisters, when we wake up in the day are we where are we from the student of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam? What is the Sunnah for waking up? The first thing our love for us Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
who is the Abubakar Enos
that we wake up and say Did we look after the Sunnah, did we even if it's just saying Alhamdulillah he led the
way the Hindu should do after waking up. Do we do this? That's what you to answer.
The last thing he thinks about before he sleeps is the wildness of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. The first thing he does when he wakes up thinking of the wildness of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam way is the Abubakar Enos that the last thing we do before we sleep is remember the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam and the first thing we do when we wake up is remember the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
Allah forgive us even Mr. Rudra Allah who I'm for reading the Quran beton Musab even omae Allahu Akbar what a role model for our young brothers and sisters came from a family rich material well being financial standing had everything we say you talk principle look at this young boy young boy said you know what, I'm going to accept this message. You accept this message you lose everything.
This message matters me to matters more to me than everything. He was kicked out of his home. His mother removed him from her home.
He gave up the riches for what? La ilaha illAllah today What do we say? No you don't want
let's see Java. Look that I tagged you know? You know, I'm expecting you know this brother. He lends me money if I go and tell him come for Salah. I don't upset him.
Not so. I don't want to upset him. You know he's doing wrong. No, I can't tell him. He pays my wages. I can't tell him he's doing wrong.
We're not saying cause harm to come to yourself, brothers and sisters, but I'm just showing you an example. You can think I'm not saying do things to lose your jobs and so on and so forth. There's so many ways you can get them to see how stealth modes stealth
right with a message gets across. We don't know how it got across.
But you get what I'm saying?
La ilaha IL Allah before everything else, teaching us how to be friends.
We discussed yesterday the importance of being principled we discussed bill and and how he was tortured. omiya
would rope rope him like an animal
and drag him in the streets give the children even worse quality. Remember, emotional hurt, this is physical and emotional. It hurts us brothers and sisters hurts the way human beings we have an ego. This is what was done to him.
And Billa says, I kept on saying I had I had because I knew they hated to hate.
I knew they hated it. I wanted to give them more. That was the best way to punish them was to hit Allahu Akbar, because sticks and stones would not have harmed them.
You see emotional harm. Brothers and sisters emotional harm is tough. So when you study how Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was jeered and mocked and he remained silent. I don't think it was easy. Don't think it is. It's hard. Ask someone who's who's who's been backbite and somebody has spoken against him ask him how he feels.
Right? He says I was saying Haha, that was the biggest I Islam. You know, these people I didn't like them.
But I didn't know how to fix them. Islam brought me the tool to fix them. This word I had I saw it was causing them to be even harder on me but I knew that hardness was coming because they were hurting more so I could tolerate the hurt because they were hurting more. Allahu Akbar. Look at look at Regina Regina. We say this is empowerment. Islam empowers you brothers and sisters. How bad
have before that? Amar
Amar anybody acid and his family. The whole family mother, father, son Muslims, being persecuted also so badly in the heat of the desert in the hot sun being lashed, being abused in front of the people. Son is watching what's happening to his parents. Why? Because they said La ilaha illa Allah and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam passes and he's feeling it. But he knows he knows that Islam is better for them. He says he advised them to be patient. He says For indeed your meeting places Jenna, be patient or family of yours. Your meeting places Jenna, your departure might be here. But your meeting places Allah
and the son has to see has to see his mother and father killed in front of him his father through severe beating his mother a spear through her. He has to watch this. But they never renounced the message. They never denied or
believed in the hereafter believed in the prayers of Allah. They had good hope in Allah. They had good thoughts in Allah. This is the brothers and sisters. We have good hope in Allah.
We have good for cinema.
We're not quick to put any every anything and everything before the message.
Ramadan right now is finishing,
we don't know hasn't been accepted or we freed from the Hellfire or we from the moutoku but we have good hope in Allah.
Allah. We have good hope in Allah.
Allah in North America, in America,
in North America origin,
we, our hope is in Allah's mercy more than our deeds. And Allah's mercy is vast.
So we have good hope in Allah.
That Yes, Allah has accepted our PM, we pray. If it's a little cutter, it's ours. Yes, I was tired. I had a headache. I didn't feel the sweetness from the Salah today, but I have good hope in Allah. Allah is the most forgiving, the Most Merciful, I am weak. I am weak. I have more hope I tried my best. I have more hope in the mercy of Allah.
I lost concentration towards the end of surah Don't let it make you sad. I have good hope in Allah. I have good hope in Allah inshallah. Allah is accepted. This is what we should do. Look at Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam ensuring that they have good hope in Allah. Don't worry. You're meeting places Jenna, you're coming together is Jenna is not getting lost is not getting lost. Everything Allah knows your situation. Allah knows. Don't feel nobody knows about your plight and you're going to be forgotten. No, you're going to be the most remembered today. You and I hundreds and hundreds of years after this happened to them. We sit here and shed tears
celebrate celebrating what happened to them.
Learning from what happened to them
if we miss lee
As the poet said, those are my father's who bring me people like them.
hula Marina de la Fabi, who dare homolka de la says about his prophets, these were the people who Allah guided, Allah guided them. So be guided with the guidance.
Take from them, this is why we sit and we studying this not to storytel brothers and sisters,
so that we become right.
So that we are true to the love we say we have for Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Allah He brothers and sisters, we know that was sort of lasala who I knew he was sending will cry on the day of the year.
He's going to cry. When he sees the angels pushing his oma away from his house. These are my people. on my deathbed, I was calling out to Allah look after my people, these are my people. And the angels eat or know what they did after you.
We know he's going to cry brothers and sisters.
But the message we have to ask is,
are we going to be the means of his happiness are the means of his tears?
That's what we have to ask ourselves. What are we going to be the means of
his happiness or his tears? That will mean for this to be one of those moments.
That has struck a chord with you. And tomorrow morning you back to your old ways.
In collaborative, public
once the emotion goes you go back to your old race.
The lame Hamlet's on a level and he will sell him will not come back to us.
That's how they will not come back to us.
But now that you and I worship a Rob
who is from ever and is forever
and is always with us always, always.
Take this emotion that you have now and magnified, think about Allah that Allah is always with us. And think of that with the waking of every day and the steeping of every night. So you remain guided insha Allah He remained guided inshallah
I think we should stop here.
It's been exhausting.
But in a good way. We already what does our efforts mean?
Please come along here and brothers and sisters. Tomorrow we will have our last session
for part one of the McCann era. Please come. Please continue to bring people as you do.
Allah subhanho wa Taala acceptance from us and make it a means of us being with Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on the day of km Allah We just need one deed, we just need to do one thing only needs one thing. One thing we do, one thing we do, that Allah subhanho wa Taala is so happy with us and he shows his mercy upon us. One thing, one thing will lie he generally is far greater than anything you and I can do. We entered because of the mercy of Allah generally is too precious our actions, no matter how good they are, it's too too it's more expensive than our actions. We'll get there because of the mercy of Allah. Right? May Allah make this setting the
setting that makes us sit in the highest gender with Hama? sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Make Allah make the setting the setting that causes us to have our book of deeds in our right hands. I mean, brothers and sisters, I love you all for the sake of Allah. Everything corrected is from Allah subhanho wa Taala is perfect, and any mistakes for myself and j apart and I see colossal Hannah who attalus forgiveness tomorrow when we come, we will take the lessons that we can learn from the third approach have the courage which was to beat people and cause physical harm, the lessons we learned from this incident and then we will also study tomorrow.
The hedger of the Muslims to have Basha and the lessons we can get from that. And before that we will discuss there are a lot of insha Allah Subhana Allah who will become the Subhana Allah humblebee having the Ganesha de la ilaha illa and Mr. Furukawa to Lake wa salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.