Channel: Sajid Ahmed Umar
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my back, respected elders and brothers in Islam. Those listening at home Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.
I thank Allah subhanho wa Taala first and foremost, for the opportunity to be with you all this evening. And I would like to start off by saying
thank you to Mr. Kumar for hosting myself and from Alana Cindy, for making the necessary arrangements. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make this a gathering, by which whatever said is of benefit to us, and a gathering by which when we depart, it is a gathering that is forgiven. Indeed, we live our lives for so many years, a restricted number of years. And we all want to be from amongst those that on the day of piano we find that the mistakes which we may have done
the parts that we may have found ourselves earning in our lives. We hope that Allah subhanho wa Taala forgives us so May Allah make this a gathering that is forgiven and May Allah subhanho wa Taala give us in Jannah in the same way he has gathered us here in the semester today.
Today we witness the day of Joomla
Indeed, it is a day of great auspiciousness Allah subhanho wa Taala grant granted this day
through the oma Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as a gift. Just as Allah subhanho wa Taala granted us two days in the year which we experienced great happiness. We are excited, we dress up and we greet one another and we grab one another with a lot of happiness. We all know this is the day of eat that we experienced after Ramadan, a month which is not so far away. And the thing of aid which we experience during the time of Hajj in the same way that Allah
has granted us two days in the early Muslim calendar, whereby we celebrate Allah has granted us a weekly day of the day of Juma which is the day of eat a Muslim has in his or her week, whereby we also celebrate it is a great day a day which or should I say no better day does the sunrise upon in a hadith in Sahih Muslim
narrated by Abu huraira Allah and he says that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said of Bologna in para la he shampoo Yama Juma Fiji holy for Adam wafi the Hillel Jana, Wolfie,
what a taco Masato Illa for yummy Juma that the best day upon which the sun rises is the day of Juma like today. On this day, Allah horrible is that he will tell Allah subhanho wa Taala created Adam alayhis salatu salam, and on this day Allah entered him into gender. And on this day Allah removed him from Jelena Subhana Allah Allah and the coming of the hour, the day of judgment will not happen except on the day of Juma May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us.
We asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to make this a day which he has also accepted from us. Also, as a point of benefit
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam teaches us that just before the sun sets, or after the time of Salah to Lhasa,
that that a moment a believer, a slave of Allah subhanho wa Taala makes on this day between that period, Allah subhanho wa Taala never lets it go unanswered. So we should make sure that we make ourselves from amongst those that take full cognizance of the importance that Allah subhanho wa Taala has granted us in this time that we find on the day of Juma just before the sunsets we Allah subhanho wa Taala except our eyes that we did make before the sunset, and may He make us from amongst those who continuously make dwell on this day and every other day. I mean, now respected elders,
In brothers, Madea mothers and sisters at home,
we all know that we live in a world that is not full of happiness.
And at the same time, this world is not a place that is full of sadness. Because the place that is full of sadness is Jana. And the place that is full of happiness is Jelena. We are in the dunya, we have some happiness. And we have some depression, some anxieties, some trials and tribulations, we find ourselves without doubt, in this day and age, going through a timespan, whereby if we switch on the television and listen to the news, we find ourselves hearing information that may affect the happiness aspect of our brain in lives, we find ourselves in a situation whereby we might be having problems at home in regards to our children, we might be having problems at home in regards to the
results that they're bringing home from school, it might be a problem between husband and wife, there's several factors that we find ourselves within. And amongst that is causing depression to our hearts. And this is a simple fact.
It's not only in the UK, in South Africa, in Zimbabwe, in Malawi, throughout the different travels, you can't help but find individuals who are facing this type of problem. Now, what we need to understand also is that not one of us sitting here, and all of us would agree with me, we're not from amongst those who live our lives actually looking for depression, nobody stands up and says I've spent 40 years of my life trying to be sad. And that's a fact. We're all looking for good material well being good financial, standing, good morality at home, in our businesses, with our friends, with our peers, with our colleagues, whatever it may be, we are always looking for that
which contributes to the happiness aspect that we need and should have in our lives. The problem respected elders and brothers and my dear mothers and sisters at home, if I may say so is a problem is that we might have found ourselves actually choosing the wrong Avenue in looking for this happiness. So we find if we look at the Quran, and the Quran speaks about different people. And if we look at the communities that we live in today, we find a group of people that thought that their happiness would be in good financial standing and material well being. And that's no secret to us. So they found themselves slaving away, living a monotonous life, trying to attain this wealth, not
understanding that Allah subhanho wa Taala has placed upon them a certain order, a certain amount that they will live to use, and they will not get one cent more than that other in the epsilon. Stack Miller is baja de la sala LaValle, to sell them that the soul will not taste death.
Unless and until that soul eats the last morsel that Allah has prescribed for you.
Unless and until you eat that last grain of rice that you were supposed to eat. Allah will not take you away from this world. Why? Because it's in your father. And once you're done with it, there's no more reason for you to live your your sustenance has depleted and even if you will live during have sustenance to eat. So we fail to give cognizance in recognition to that fact. And we found ourselves slaving away. And when we acquired this financial standing, and material well being a sudden reality came upon us and made us understand that indeed, we still unhappy.
Another group of people thought that happiness would be in their children. So they made so much anger on them in a manner which was contradictory to that which Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came with Why? Because we wanted them to attain certain status, that would be our pleasure. And we found that when they reach those statuses, we still found ourselves unhappy. Allah subhanho wa Taala brings reference in the Quran to this.
He says Fila, Georgie buka
Allah O Allah, in oma URI dua who Li Hua Viva la fille, hayati, dunya
caffee, rune, La Ilaha Illa, Allah, Allah, your Creator, my Creator, in his book makes clear to us the reality of these groups of people. He says Don't let the wealth know the children amaze you. Don't let it worry you don't lose sleep over the fact that your neighbor might have so much and I might not and I may not have
and in reality
Some of us might admit that the wealth we actually attained was not happiness for us, it might have been another. Is that correct or not?
my teacher was on saying that they were looking to build a Masjid.
And they went to this wealthy person to try and get a donation for the message. And after talking and speaking with him for a long time, he signed a check. That's what they do sign checks. It was a okay amount, but upon leaving this person called this, this lecture of mine back, and he told him that I need some advice from you. So he said, no problem. What is your What's your problem? What advice can I offer you? He says, You know what, I have wealth in the air, on water underneath the ground on the ground, meaning he owns aeroplanes, ships, oil, Subhanallah, you name it, he's got it. But he says through his own admission, that the more that he has, the less the path he has, the more
that he has, the more headaches he has. So he was looking for advice.
So halala So was this wealth, happiness, or was it punishment, it was punishment. So anyway, this lecture just to complete the story told him he said, unlike Malaka, be Arabic, that wet tie your wealth with your, with your Creator, so that you tie the thing which you love was the one that you should be loving, Subhanallah brilliant advice.
And after hearing that story, it reminded me
of a trip that I made to Malawi the ones a couple of years ago, I was taken to the mangochi area, which is where the African tribes are a predominant Muslim tribe live along that that lake. I think it's the Neo tribe, if I'm not mistaken. And to my amazement, I saw an African man
with a little hut in the hot Malawi sun in the middle of summer in mosquito infested waters, lying outside his heart in the deepest of sleeps panel. So one man has so much dunya and he's losing sleep, and one man has nothing and he's in the most deepest of sleep so Pahlavi Allah, Allah, this is a practical lesson which we can take from this. So well respected elders and brothers didn't do justice to happiness in its complexity and completeness. It just did justice to a portion of happiness. And the same thing with children, and the same thing with our wives, they only comply to a portion of happiness. But to us being happy in totality, we find that we still lacking if material
well being and financial standing was the prerequisite in foundation of happiness. Let us look at the one person who had the most complete form of happiness, which was Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he lived a life whereby if you made Salah in his room, I heard of the Allahu Allah would have to lift her feet so he could make he could make food. There wasn't enough room. How spacious our homes today. He lived a life whereby months would pass and a fire wasn't lit in the house of Mohammed salallahu alayhi wasallam. Today in our homes, not one fire is lit but fires are less than or correct. And in Africa, it is a common thing because they have space in their homes. They don't
have one kitchen they have two kitchens, one kitchen to look at and the other one to cook him.
Yeah, but what did all those kitchens do? Did it bring them happiness? It brought them punishment, why we found them with obesity problems and we found it with diabetic problems and we found them with high blood pressure. Subhan Allah, Allah Allah, so was food happiness or punishments. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala his protection. So now the question comes is what is happiness? What is happiness? And we all know as I said, at the beginning, we are looking for happiness. Before I enter the talk in a bit of detail and bring it to you some points which I cropped up in my mind on the way from Blackman to Leicester this afternoon, I want to bring you to is of the Quran Subhan Allah,
Allah is your Creator and my Creator. He knows us better than we know ourselves. Allah says regarding anxiety, depression,
trials, tribulations, sorrow, lack of sleep, all that we are facing. He says, One
listen for Allah subhanho wa Taala. He says the one who leaves my remembrance, who leaves the Quran, who leaves his teachings who leaves Salah who leaves fasting who leaves that which Allah prescribed them for him is a life of depression. Listen to it, and adapt to suit the situation we are living in. We always tell our children if you study you will pass and if you fail, you didn't study it's simple mathematics. Allah is saying, leave my remembrance and live in it.
pressure and it doesn't invade. He will be raised on the day of gamma blinds May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. So now this individual finds himself in a situation whereby himself or herself is blind on the day of karma, but they used to be from amongst those who could see during their lifetime in this world. So they will question Allah they will say all are appealing Mahesh are ohtani
Allah How can you ever be blind but I used to be from amongst those who could see
what Allah say, Allah katha leka
tuna fantasy Taha waka Li kaleo matanza, Allah will say in the same way our lesson just came to you. Our Ayat came to you our science came to you the Quran came to you, you heard lecture upon lecture in your local Masjid and everything went in one year and came out through the next the same way you turn a blind eye to our science you will be forgotten today. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us a clear idea. Now let me bring you to the contrary, the opposite. Allah subhanho wa Taala says about a happy life about a happy life, the life we are looking for. He says, Man I'm ila slaley
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La ilaha illallah wa. Minami la sala, whoever does good deeds, whoever does good deeds from both male and female. And they speak about inequality in Islam. Yeah, Allah says in the Quran from male and female. Well who I mean that is the condition. Eman philosophy and no higher. Eva, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, we will give that person a happy life, a new life, a life of resilience, a life of happiness, a life whereby we are not just existing on the face of this earth like we find ourselves today. We need to ask ourselves, are we loving? Or are we existing? There is the difference. Some of us are just on the face of this earth, moving as the Earth moves, waiting for
death to overcome us. We wake up in the morning, and we go to the same work and we come back in the same way and we sit down in the same manner and we watch the same silly TV programs. And we do the same study live every day and every day. It's a monotonous routine, like we are a robot on a mechanical program. Windows maybe 2020 Allah knows best. But Allah subhanho wa Taala says do good deeds, and this is a this is a point of interest. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that a believer yet upon level feel more
Amina more than a believer changes from condition to condition they never stagnant and that's why when you look at a child, a child is unfit for a child is on fitrah they live their life as
natural as can be. And you find them continuously changing. One minute they cry the next minute they hungry the next minute they sleeping the next minute they upset the next minute you go to sleep they wake up they don't carry on on the same routine. Why are they
so Allah says in this if you do good deeds then allow will give you this new life and it doesn't end there. While energy and now. I Jerome Piazza nema kameyama Allah says that on the day of karma, we will give them a reward which is even better than the work that they used to do. Which is Jenna is capitalism brothers, Allah has created for us 10 we are chasing after a temporary gain of law he This is something we have to understand. And this temporary gain is causing depression in our lives. We are neglecting our children they are growing up misguided why because of this dunya we are chasing we haven't managed to strike a balance between the secular life that we have to live while
Athens Tennessee becoming a dunya Don't forget your objectives of this dunya will not think sitting the mystery of the whole day we think got out and also but strike a balance between the truth only from amongst those who chasing after the dunya and stressing yourselves but Allah who's giving you your negligence of him. And that's ironic Allah says yeah yohannes ma hora Kabira Karim Allah, Allah azza wa jal, what has put you in a deception of Allah who is Karim generous, He created you, he shaped you. He's given us everything and we are in deception about Allah Subhana Allah Allah Subhana Allah Allah, how ironic is it? And yet we all claim to be from amongst those who are intelligent.
Nobody wants to be called a dumb person, obviously. And if someone was told that he's a dumb person, he probably would put his fist up and defend himself right or wrong, but in reality, we are living our lives in a manner which is ignorance of Hannah law, and then we question why we are suffering difficulties.
Respected elders and brothers
My dear brothers and sisters at home, coming over from Blackmon to Leicester, I thought to myself, that if mankind understood two things, it would probably be the answer to all the problems.
Two questions. The first question is, who are you?
And the second question is Why were you created,
understand these two things and the problems are over. So let me try and help you towards understanding who we are. If we do a speaker with a boy turbo, which is what to do with the Quran and the Sunnah, they go through it and they derive lessons we find in the Quran and the Sunnah. Allah subhana wa Jalla, teaching us that we as mine as mankind, we are five things and even drudgery down on a paper.
We as mankind have five things, think of it we are a body, a knifes a soul, a mind and the heart, five things a body and neffs a soul, a mind and a heart. Let us go through these five things together this evening.
We are first a body, your hands, your feet, your eyes, your mouth, your ears, your outside appearance, basically,
Allah created us in a manner which he decided in decreed. We didn't have any involvement in our creation. And if we look at the Quran and the Sunnah we don't find praise or
insult to the body that we have. Allah says, who I levy you so we can feel
that Allah has shaped you and created you in the wombs of your mother as he wished. So there's nothing for us to insult in praise this body. In fact, if we look in the Quran, we find Allah subhanho wa Taala saying, ye there are at home, Georgie volka
Subhana Allah, that when you see those monastics, what amazes you of them, the bodies and we find Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam saying about this body in the La La Isla de como Allah Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala does not look towards your outside appearance in your body, but he looks at your heart and your deeds Subhana Allah so something here for us to understand that if we thought we were something, we are nothing, and if we look at other creations of Allah subhanho wa Taala they even greater than the bodies that we have, look at the elephant look at the sky, look at the mountains that Allah subhanho wa Taala has created us so in reality with our
bodies, we are still nothing and we leave it at that. The next point is enough's and the knifes Allah He is something very interesting. Think about it. The neffs is actually the tool of test for the son of Adam.
Why? Because the neffs is a faculty that is inclined towards evil. Everything that Allah said is haram is inclined towards everything that Allah said you must do is once you stay away from Yusuf Ali salat wa salam says
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be su Illa de ma be enough Salah Amal Shiva from obala then yups is inclined towards evil not in the normal manner in a very abnormal manner. Its whole system is inclined towards evil so music is haram we find ourselves inclined towards it. watching television bad programs on television is not allowed. We are inclined towards this Salah which could be five minutes of our time is difficult. But watching a football match which is 90 minutes is extremely easy, isn't it?
So five Allah, so Salah five minutes, probably a football match 90 minutes, but we so capable of passing 90 minutes without even looking at the time. But in the mustard we'll be hanging out o'clock if it's somewhere nearby that so in some way she does, he always leaves the crops at the back.
Because it's true in some machines. If you go one minute over the time, the people started making a big noise about it. If they appointment with Allah and it's too hard for them. And if the man went one minute over, it's a disaster to the daily life. In fact, it's the cause of depression for that day, the moment one minute over La ilaha illAllah La ilaha illallah wa has put you in a deception of Allah, who is giving you all that is given. Yeah, so this is the knifes but what we got to understand respected elders and brothers is that the knifes can be fixed. Allah talks about natural law in his book, natural law in Surah tokuyama
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Subhana Allah Allah takes a possum by the South reproaching knifes the nubs which, when her arm comes in front of it, it reproaches itself it says no music, no TV, no heroin programs no swala Yes, it reproaches itself. So by the self reproaching it converts itself from a North American B suit to a knifes
which Allah also says in the last juice, Allah calls out to the Nelson with mine at the time of death. And he says yeah to hon appsumo.
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so Pamela, I'm not speaking things from my pocket here. This is from your book and my book which Allah has given us your manual and my manual, just like when you buy a new car, you make sure that you follow the instruction manual. If it says you've got to warm up the car five minutes in the morning before going nobody will want me to go for 10 minutes before going. But because it's dunya Allah has given us a constitution and an instruction manual Subhana Allah which we should be using and abiding by this is in the Quran. So you self reproach your neffs and you change it from a neffs which is American be so that which is inclined towards evil, and you make it a nest which Allah
loves and calls out to eat with a lot of happiness on it at the time of death. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from amongst those who have nuts will not.
So this is in regards to the enough's. So we've spoken about a body and we said nothing special about your body. Now we've spoken about your naps, you've seen that it can be a big problem for you, is mankind something so special the way we make ourselves out to be the third thing, my beloved father's brothers, my mothers and sisters at home is
the soul, and I remember, my teacher was telling me he gave me a perfect example he says that the room or the soul is the electricity of your body and my body. It is the electricity of insulin, just like this microphone here.
It's doing what it's supposed to do to amplify my voice. If we remove the electricity, this will still be here. The receiver unit will still be in my pocket, but there'll be no amplification of everybody's voice isn't it? Why electricity has been removed your car for example, remove the battery, the steering wheel will be there the petrol will still be in the tank the oil will still be in the carburetor or in the in the sump. But the colon stack your body is the same way respected elders in practice in case you didn't realize, when Allah removes the soul from your body, may Allah protect us all. Your eyes are still with you. Your ears are still with you. Your heart is still in
there. The blood is still in there, the feet, everything is intact, but it's useless. It's not moving. Why? Because Allah has removed electricity.