Seerah S01 E16 Part A – Allah Gave Us When We Didn’t Even Ask For It!
Channel: Sajid Ahmed Umar
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Mullah Manny Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah who Allah early or sahbihi wa salam, ala Sleeman kathira Elijah Medina Mubarak love Mila Milena in Loma Linda in the cantle animal Hakeem Allah whom are leaving me and found out on a limb Tana was in arraignment where Melania Kareem Frobisher Ashley Sadie were silly. Embrey Washington loksatta Melissa Annie f kuqali. All praises belong to Allah subhanho wa Taala. We praise Allah subhanho wa Taala and we seek his assistance, and we seek His guidance to Canada
and we seek refuge in Allah subhanho wa Taala from the evils of our souls, and the adverse consequences of our deeds, whom serve Allah subhanho wa Taala decrees guidance upon the nun can miss guide him and whomsoever Allah subhanho wa Taala decrees with guidance upon then none can guide him and peace and salutations be upon the final messenger, Muhammad Ali Abdullah 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. May Allah gather us with him in Jenin me, brothers and sisters. Welcome to the 27th night
And welcome to the final episode of part one of the Macan era
in the series, a blast from the past Siraj in the 21st century.
Indeed, we feel
a range of emotions because Subhan Allah we have read in front of us
but we know that the month of Ramadan is about to depart us. And we feel a range of emotions as well. Because of our because our nightly sittings with the seer of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam is about to come to an end. But remember brothers and sisters, that was the lessons or the nightly sessions might come to an end. The lessons are still there with you all from the previous two to three weeks for you to ponder over for you to benchmark yourself against for you to grow your abilities and become better for you to revive and bring into your life at hamdulillah so the nightly sessions might end but the journey with the Sierra continues and hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah love
Melaka Kamiya Basilica and what are the misophonic local haven't had one I can either Ravi wanna call him by the river indeed for Allah subhanho wa Taala is all of praises, all of praises, have
they all belong to Allah subhanho wa Taala
What do you think brothers and sisters is tonight the night?
Allah Allah knows best. What do you feel I'm asking? You feel Allah knows best?
If he feels Allah knows best. What does anybody else feel you anybody feeling? It could be the night.
I see the heat is switched off Subhanallah
and just yesterday or the day before it was zero degrees here. I mean, it's cold every night. But do you not feel tonight? There's there's just this unique feeling. I mean, there's no bite in the wind. There's no bite in the cove. Allahu Allah during taraweeh everyday people are moving heaters up and down, making sure they're switched on changing the gas bottles today. People are switching them off. After for a car Did you not notice? Allah knows best Thursday night? It's special. It's an odd night. It's special. It's not just an odd night is the 27th night. Allah knows best. Yes, we searched for the weeknights throughout the last 10 nights of Ramadan. And we know that I was called
to say especially during the odd nights and they say especially during the 27th night because of how the evidences have come to us. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from amongst those that have witnessed the night of power if it did indeed happen. Perhaps on the 23rd night
and if it hasn't, and is yet to come then May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us to witness it me. I mean, your
brothers and sisters before we start the
final session I have in front of me a trophy. Can you see this trophy?
anybody's wondering why is this trophy on this table tonight?
this trophy is a trophy that is given to first place only
What happens whenever I come to Melbourne? I try and it's important right?
It's important for on an organizational level for the team members and directors and line managers and so on and so forth to do some, you know,
I the tasks together not only arranging conferences and lessons and so on and so forth. Different they are lessons different type of lessons. And Subhan Allah Allah has blessed me that every time I come, I come first. I beat them hamdulillah so they said you know what we need to take in go karting this time, first time, it was archery the next time because ice skating, right. People who have ice skated, they were dropping on the ice like a sack of potatoes
Alhamdulillah I did not.
So they said this time, go karting and Subhanallah in the team secretly stealth mode without anyone knowing there's a superstar driver but they didn't want to say anything about it.
What can we do? So, we went out today after the Salah between Bahasa to Mashallah some
amazing go karting track somewhere in Melbourne somewhere far away.
they said what package should we get? And I said, well, the more the merrier get the gold package for races, you know, gold package, and we went out Racing's panela this person all of a sudden from nowhere, he's just leaving us it is just leaving us in his dust. I said
the last race is coming first race. I was shocked didn't expect this I wish he worked this hard in our team
but he does have a Chaba second round I was fed
and these were just time rounds you know testing the waters warming up the tires getting used to the track then they gave us a third round that round as well. I was third but it was it was there was a I wouldn't say cheating because it's the month of Ramadan give the benefit of the doubt.
But there were a couple of low blows in how the race happened. You know like accelerating before the flag and so on and so forth.
Fair round four I said I'm going to come to him with something is never experienced in his life. You know, what I came to him with is
before the race started to the race ended is still far and lo and behold, he was in the front and he's a very good driver I'm behind. So right through I'm chasing him. But it's the car always comes through. Just before the end he spun out of control went off the track.
And I came first deservedly deservedly
got the trophy so I thought during our last session I must
parade the trophy
before it leaves Melbourne Australia
Mashallah bring our hearts together This is good on an organizational level that you take your teams out and you have recreational exercises you know, recreation next time I told them that Look, I don't want to stress you guys out we'll go fishing inshallah next time.
hungry, hungry love me Allah bless our brothers and sisters we're lucky. Our team, the team is special why and that's why I'm telling you brother support this place. These brothers are working hard to Allah he and I tell you I've seen them take time off work for the work at this Medina or they come back from work. And throughout the nights they working their families at home Subhana Allah right once the masses at home with their families they hear so that tomorrow's event that you can attend and benefit from free event happen successfully. Allahu Akbar look at the spa and the programs that are happening right these last 10 nights it's been amazing. I mean, yesterday
Mashallah the Medina experienced a stampede of people for Iftar Masha Allah, they ran out of food, right. And the brothers left they have thought of making sure that the food came in so they could feed our brothers and sisters, right? You see the brothers and sisters in the bathroom area cleaning, making sure it's clean, right? Mashallah. And they do it with a smile and hamdulillah they do it with a smile.
And I think we've all experienced this, the good people, Mashallah. And I hardly come to them given the nature of some of the other activities that I have. So it's important when we come that we we do this with with our people and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam also had soft moments with the Sahaba that's how you build team morale. It's important. It's important here. Yesterday, brothers and sisters before the end of our session, we were discussing the third tactic of the Quraysh against the Muslims. pressurizing first turning a blind eye didn't work.
So they had to give the situation they I, how did they give the situation they I by pressurizing a booth. It didn't work. Secondly, character assassination. It didn't work. Thirdly, physical harm on top of the character assassination, physical harm on top of the character assassination, physical harm.
So this is what they did. And I shared with you scenario after scenario after scenario not only Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam, but also
his companions. Imagine him Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who knows that it is his message that was the means of the guidance, and they're facing the persecution met and how this was on him as well. Right? Imagine how this was on him, as well. This is what he had to witness. So the Quraysh went full out with physical harm, Fallout and this caused this cause necessary reactions. It caused unnecessary reactions. And we will see it in today's lesson because today's lesson or towards the end, we want to discuss the migration to habashi. This migration happened because of the persecution was getting out of hand.
physical harm came in.
And that's where we stopped at yesterday. And we know that our the nature of our lessons together is we have lessons from everything that we discuss. So what lessons can we take from the physical harm? We discussed the propaganda and lessons we can get from it. Remember that right? What can we get into today? How can we benefit from the CEO of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam?
Well, firstly, brothers and sisters,
we learned the lesson of counting our blessings.
Counting our blessings.
Well, Ah, here we are Muslims born Muslims and reverts new Muslims Alhamdulillah but we don't have to go through
what the Sahaba the Allahu anhu went through, what Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam went through? And do you know how you understand a blessing, you understand it?
in two ways. Firstly, by learning history, and this was what we opened this series with the importance of studying history, learning the way of the people before, it's very important when the Sahaba were being persecuted Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam would direct them to the people that were persecuted before for saying La ilaha illAllah Muhammad for saying La ilaha illa Allah for saying there is no one worthy of worship besides one Allah, Rasool Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would teach them how they were persecuted, a way far more severe than what they were facing history helps you understand your blessing. Sometimes you're in a difficulty. But when you look back at
history, you start seeing your difficulty as a blessing in comparison to those before, it's a blessing, it could have been worse.
So you recognize blessings by studying history.
And this is the Quranic narrative as well, because we know who are used to, for example, was revealed. During the hardest times after her deja passed away. After Buddha he passed away after he was stoned apart, if salallahu alayhi wasallam, the most difficult of times, and they said lo castellina. If you can, perhaps share with us stories. Perhaps Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed the story of use of
to ease the difficulty upon the Sahaba of the Allah who merge mainland Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam that use of it in Santa Maria Cooper in Salah. They were tested for more than 50 years. Allah knows best, a rough calculation more than 50 years. But they came out on top. So don't lose hope. Oh believe is it's only five years it's only 10 years. It's only 23 years.
Don't lose hope. Allah in Nasrallah hickory. Indeed, the hope of Allah is near. So we understand the blessing by firstly studying history. And then what's the second thing by benchmarking ourself, to the people of the past and what they had to go through.
Understand this brothers and sisters, even fasting, the way we fast is different to other people fasted. This fast is a mess. People say Subhanallah fasting, Tod, Allah, it's easy. It's easy. Consider how the fasting of the people before we know some Christians they are fast is if they have a star. The moment they eat the last most of the star of the fast begins again. Do you know this? There's some Christians who have asked this way. This is their fasting
and I will show you
has made it forbidden for us to fast continuously we have to have the FDA. And then we Allah says for kulu wash Robbo for kulu ash Prabhu had to
tell us what the mineral mineral fetcher that he can drink until true dawn appears to me it Muslim in a lane and then fast till the night hamdulillah
right. So we recognize the situation of the people before through studying history and then benchmark ourselves against that this is how we recognize a blessing. This is the first thing we learn brothers and sisters, your situation in my situation in Islam, Allah II, we need to thank Allah subhanho wa Taala we take it for granted. Allah we do. We take it for granted the fact that Allah gave us that ilaha illa Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah, this is not a small thing, brothers and sisters, people were persecuted for it. We have it and hamdulillah upon security upon peace,
upon contentment, don't belittle this gift will lie. The greatest gift you and I have is La ilaha illa Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah, you know what, Allah gave it to us when we didn't even ask Allah subhanho wa Taala for it, lo Akbar. Allahu Akbar. Imagine what Allah can give us if we asked Allah
is what you have to think especially in these nights.
What do you think your greatest gift is?
What do you think your greatest gift? Is? Your wife, your children, Xena to higher dunya
the glitz and glamour of this life?
Or is it the fact that you have declared the oneness of Allah
and accepted the prophecy of Muhammad? sallallahu alayhi wasallam What do you think your greatest gift is? How many of us recognize it as a gift from Allah He we wake and sleep and we don't even know that we are carrying the greatest treasure, the treasure of Islam.
We have to learn this from this Syrah. How does it apply to us?
How does it apply to us? Count your blessings brothers and sisters we all must speak included first May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive our lack of
recognition, recognition Allah you mentioned you give a gift to somebody and you visit them the next time when you see that gift in the desperate
How would you feel?
You give someone a gift. It's human nature. They don't thank you for it. They make as if you know what you're supposed to give me that gift. Don't expect to be thanked. Well what would you say? sila Hola Hola. quwata illa Allah give me back my gift. This is what we would say.
Allah subhanho wa Taala. But aka Islam, Allah gave us Islam. And we did not ask Allah for it. The greatest treasure? What can Allah give us if we asked Allah subhanho wa Taala? And how can we doubt Allah and deny Allah subhanho wa Taala when we ask him, and Allah because of his divine wisdom chooses to accept our desire in a different way than we anticipate not by giving us what we asked for perhaps removing difficulty, and you and I act in haste, and we say Allah is not accepting our do or perhaps Allah wants to give you on the day of terror when it's needed, and we still act in haste. And we say Allah didn't except I will do.
This is being this is. This is the type of Khufu Nia, this is a type of
Very important lesson brothers and sisters, Count your blessings. This what we learned from the Sahaba is persecution. Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is persecution. Secondly, secondly, we learn that this life and its luxuries is not the measuring stick to understand right from wrong. is not it's not the It doesn't mean people in power said something that this is right. It's not the measuring stick. Look what the Quraysh were doing, is they agreed the House of Representatives agreed that we will persecute them was this right? No. Yes, they were rich. And the Muslims, they were slave boys. There was Mousavi bin Omar who was booted out of his home, from rich to poor for
Islam. Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. We know how humble he was sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
and who was writing who was wrong, the rich people of power
or the people who didn't have so much financial standing material well being who
Muslims, we learned this brothers and sisters, we learned this
this life and his luxuries in the people who possess it is not the measuring stick and the yardstick to understand right from wrong. Yes. If you're in a country and that is the law, you respect it, but does it means you have to agree that it's right. No, you tolerated but do you have to agree that it's right now? what is right and wrong is what the Quran and the Sunnah teaches us is right and wrong. Is this clear? Now, we also learn from this
that the Hulk and truth is not always with the majority.
It's not what the majority feels. That is all I'm not saying in all cases.
I'm saying to say it as a blanket ruling that what the majority one is right, no, not always. Allah says we're into prayer. XL ramen fill out Lee will be Luke and Sabina. If you were to follow XL, the majority the majority the majority voted if you were to follow the majority on the face of this earth they will swerve you off the straight straight path they will cause Miss guidance to come into your life
and let's say yesterday I said you know be strange people say you know I can't do this I look funny will lie You know what? It's good to be strange.
The Hello strange not the wrong strange Don't get me wrong. The Hello strange when you fast and others eat majority are eating you fast. majority are steeping you into Hagit.
Majority don't feel affiliated to the beard, you feel affiliated to it.
People say you know that guy is odd is strange. You know what Russell Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said for to ballyhoura
glad tidings to the strange one.
To the strange one.
The one who's trying to fit in the Quran and the Sunnah not fit with the majority.
And Subhanallah the Quranic message teaches us that it's always the majority that have a problem well, I can see what I can do. Most of them are not thankful most of them do not know
Granny's just didn't say all of them, most of them.
Allah says woman call me musumeci Yeah, do not bill
will be here ideally. Right? The Quran is just from the people of Musa Allah said there's people who are guided and people who are just
the Quran is just remember the message about being just when we speak we don't say all of people.
So hey, Mama,
are you ready for us? Not so many nights ago in Salah.
The Quran is just so we don't say everybody is wrong. And we don't say the majority is always wrong. But we say to say the majority is always right. That is also not correct. They're not always right. There's times when they are wrong. And the Quran has shown us this. This part of the Sierra teaches us this the majority they were wrong.
They were wrong the hippos with Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam in the handful of people that were with them.
The number three What do we learn? Allah could have prevented all this from happening. All this persecution, all this character assassination, Allah could have done it. Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam never
he never had to have been strangled, or he shared, ripped, or beaten sallallahu alayhi wa sallam know the companions, Allah subhanho wa Taala could have averted all this. This is a lesson we learned especially today how many people are saying what's happening in Palestine? What's happening?
Right, and weakness of human, they start questioning Allah and they say things which you one shouldn't say.
They start doubting some people. These things happen they start doubting, can they be a god? How can a God allow this innocent children innocent this innocent that the people who are killing innocent children and women and so on and so forth? blame them? Don't blame Allah subhanho wa Taala. But let's take the lesson. Could Allah subhanho wa Taala not have averted all this harm from Muhammad? sallallahu alayhi wasallam and the believers? Yes. But why did it happen? So divine wisdom, wisdom that you and I don't understand. And again, let me share with you my example of hailstones. How many times have we shared it the best example that people relate to
the best example whenever you see something you
And understanding always looks bad.
No, and understand that there's goodness to it that we can't see. And it's up to us to ponder over it somewhere and find the goodness. In many cases, if you caused your paradigms to transcend the grave, you will see the benefit in it. But if you want to live life to the grave, then yes, it's all doom and gloom. Because the dunya is being taken away.
Right? But if you know there's the Day of Judgment, and people are Shaheed, they die innocently. They're martyrs, what's the reward for them?
And then all the other benefits that come about like Muslims giving charity, worshiping Allah in different ways, right? coming together to announce
oppression taking place in the need for justice. This is all from the teachings of Islam, we get rewarded, there's so many goodnesses but we don't put we don't pick up on it and this greater goodnesses than this that we will know on the day of day.
But again, we say we believe in the last day, but we speak as if we don't believe in the last day.
Well, I II, a person who starts questioning how can this happen? How can Allah let this happen? Do you believe in the articles of faith says yes. So where's the belief?
You believe good and bad faith is from Allah. Yes. You believe in the last day? Yes. So why is your speech of a person who does not believe in the last day? Why? Because you said it with your mouth. It didn't pass your collarbone. It didn't get to your heart. It's just data. It's not processed data, which becomes inflammation. This is the problem with us too much data, we can count everything. We can count six pillars of a man five pillars of Islam. This is the big bad these are the sooner we know all the data. But have we made have we processed it so it's become part and parcel of our fabric have we done that way it governs how we speak it governs how we think it
governs how we analyze.
We got to ask ourselves now
the wisdoms that our scholars have shared with us