Sajid Umar – Having a Vision Part 1 Making Our Mark UK Tour
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This Lecture titled ‘Having a Vision’ was the first of a series of lectures conducted in the ‘Making Our Mark’ UK tour. Having a Vision was a talk done in Bath-UK.
Sheikh Sajid highlights the importance of having vision and focus in our lives as believers, through analogies and different life experiences, Sh.Sajid teaches this valuable lesson that should be prevalent in our lives so that we save the 2 most important blessings and resources given to us by Allah Almighty – our time and wealth.
Part 1 of ‘Having a Vision’ deals with the importance of attributing our blessings to the One who bestowed us with these Blessings and the purpose of our existence on this earth
Rahim hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam
ala Muhammad Abdullah. While Allah He was happy he was at
lamma lamma lamma and lantana in the Canton islandwood Hakeem Allah Melinda And Pharaoh now in fact I
carrying along my journey to becoming a millionaire
or BSc while I was
my dear brothers and sisters in Islam Salama, alikum warahmatu Allahi wa barakaatuh.
All praises belong to Allah subhanho wa Taala we praise Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah and we seek Allah subhanho wa Taala as assistance and we seek His guidance to Paraguay
and we seek refuge in Allah subhanho wa Taala from the evils of our souls and the adverse consequences of our deeds. Whomsoever Allah subhanho wa Taala decrees guidance upon the man can misguide that person and will serve Allah subhanho wa Taala decrease misguidance upon the man can guide him, and peace and salutations be upon the final messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam
by dear brothers and sisters, it's always exciting.
Coming down to the southwest to see you all. I was just telling our brothers here that there's definitely some new faces, I suppose that's the norm with this particular city, which I thought was a town for some reason. And Marsha, like it's always exciting. And it's good to see the progress and indeed days progress, no doubt. I recall vividly my trip here last year, which I was informed as I told you at the jumar was exactly one year ago. So Pamela, and I actually came in all the way from another small place, but it's called the town platform up north and we drove all the way I remember the brothers came to pick me up and we drove all the way in one night down to this part of the
world. I didn't know this island was so big, even though you know, we spent the initial years of our life here in the UK. But it was a short trip the last time I did the Juma and I talk and had several meetings with some of the brothers in this particular community. And it was with the ideology of encouraging change, and attempt to be led. That change has happened and I'm sure many of you have seen it. And I was delighted to get a follow up invite for this particular year. And for this particular event called making our mark which is a series of one or four talks beginning with our talk today. From the outset I express my gratitude to Allah subhanho wa Taala For indeed it is with
Allah subhana wa attalus blessing that programs like this come about when Allah subhanho wa Taala wants to reward his slaves he inspires them to do those acts that are worthy of rewards, this is the reality
and that is why as we said the Jumeirah al hamdu lillahi Heiden and he had
the Alolan had Allah, we praise Allah subhanho wa Taala in every circumstance for all the goodness that comes to us is from or because of the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala policies, not from ourselves when we leave our homes, and we see a poor person begging and we choose to put our hand in our pocket and share something with this poor person. It's not because you entirely wanted to do something rather it was because you were inspired to do something
you were inspired to do so on that day when you shed some of the wealth which Allah subhanho wa Taala blessed you with. It was because Allah subhana wa Taala inspired you to do so because Allah subhanho wa Taala wanted to make your agenda more beautiful for you, and wanted to give you more rewards. So you are inspired to do those good deeds.
And to understand this point, think about how many times you passed an impoverished person but did not share some of your wealth with him, or how many times you wanted to give charity but that poor person who normally is there was not there on that particular day Subhanallah you have the money you wanted to but on that day that person wasn't there.
So Pamela, so well think about how easy it is to observe the cup, but how many of us actually observed it doesn't cost us anything to remember Allah subhanho wa Taala
but how many of us engage in it sometimes we find ourselves
When having a particular tune, instead of remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala was the many taught to us by Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So it's about it's about guidance from Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. And Allah subhanho wa Taala inspires and guides at this gathering is from all of them. We ask Allah Subhana Allah, to make this gathering, one which is beloved to him, one which is forgiven upon its departure, and a gathering that is gathered together many, many times in this world, as well as under the arch of Allah Subhana who I am ama and inshallah engender me. I also want to express my gratitude to idea investment, Mashallah Islamic development to encourage action,
investment, it's not a financial company. It's a reality, right? And we shared this last year with each other that our life in this world is about investing and not about sacrificing we, we want to shift our paradigms because whenever we give something for the sake of Allah subhanahu, Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala multiplies it for us. Right? for you. And for hula, hula.
hula, hula damasus multiple multiplied Allah doesn't need us need our assistance or wealth or worship Allah doesn't become majestic because we observe sujood and he doesn't lose his majesty, if we refrain from observing sujood He is Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah,
Subhana subhanho wa Taala whether we worship people we don't he is.
With all His Majesty, he is with all his majesty. But Allah subhanho wa Taala when we share something of our resources, our time and our wealth, for his sake, he multiplies it for us. So it's always an investment, it's always an investment inshallah, we'll talk more about that. So gratitude to our brothers from idea for the invite them to you all, for your attendance, and inshallah for lending your attentive ear
before moving on, and this is a normal for my talks. And it's important because
we will not send except to worship when Allah subhanho wa Taala. It is always important that we remind each other towards the purification of our intentions, that we're not here for entertainment. nor are we here to spend our Friday evening because there's nothing better to do. Yes, this is noble, that we've come out of our homes to listen to some things from the inheritance left behind by Muhammad Abdullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. But the essence behind everything we do, every single thing should be the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. The leaving of our home should be for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala everything else that comes about
is a byproduct of the purpose of us being here. So we ns should be pleasing Allah subhanho wa Taala worshipping one Allah and intending one Allah and the means to that for a gathering such as ours would be through education, or through a particular lecture or seminar. That would be the means it's a means to an end. Learning is not the end in and of itself. It's a means to an end, a more noble and what is that end
And the unity of Allah subhanho wa Taala and purity of our intentions that nothing we do is done except for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So this purify our intention so that we gain maximum from this great gathering that Allah subhanho wa Taala has prepared for us are servants of Allah, Allah Children of Adam, the topic for today is a lofty one. I'm not sure if it's up here somewhere, but the first topic of the series is titled The vision and having a vision. And indeed this is a very lofty topic. And inshallah I pray that during the course of our discussion, we'll understand how lofty this topic is. But this topic cannot be appreciated, unless we traverse together, taking
an introduction, taking an introduction and the introduction that I want to share with you is as follows.
Allah subhanho wa Taala created us and everything in existence.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala was the creator before he created Allah subhanho wa Taala did not need to create to hold the title of creator
to panda who attended.
And as as the creation happened without doubt based on a purpose, and reason and wisdom. And this has to be a fact that we fathom and comprehend. This is because it's common sense. Today, anybody who does something without a reason
We rebuke that person. He's not somebody considered praiseworthy a mistress, is that not so?
Right or wrong?
Right? So, Allah subhanho wa Taala only does that which is praiseworthy. So us being here and existing,
and being creative, Allah subhanho wa Taala definitely has a purpose and reason behind this actuality and reality behind this actuality and reality, nobody gets into the vehicle in the morning except for a reason.
has breakfast or lunch or dinner every day except for a reason.
It's not an end in and of itself. There's a reason behind doing it. Right? Nobody fasts, the month of Ramadan, and we just covered the month of Ramadan.
Except for reason.
Nobody came to this talk today, except that there was a reason behind them coming.
If you just came for the sake of it, you would be rebuked, there has to be a reason behind us coming here, everything we do has a reason. And if that is the reality with us, then it's even more so with that which Allah subhanho wa Taala does.
This concept of a purpose existing behind everything is a sooner from the sooner Allah subhanho attack. This This concept is an established way from the laws of Allah subhanho wa Taala. We know that we have universal laws, in terms of life, and gravity, and so on and so forth, that the scientist explained to us as they explore the creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And just as those laws exist on the creative level, Allah subhanho wa Taala has settled established laws, they are the laws of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
This concept of a purpose existing behind everything that is done is from the established laws of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And as Allah subhanho wa Taala says, When I tell you that is that Allah He
will tell you the reason that
you will not find change to these laws, or a substitution to these laws, these are laws that are established and will stay.
My dear brothers and sisters, my dear mothers and fathers today when we look at the world around us, and we see the difficulties, right about mentioning this to bring us into reactionary modes, or to speak about it from a negative standing,
are speaking about it as a fact. When we look at the world at large, especially in the last few months, and perhaps the last decade, or perhaps a little bit longer. There's no doubt that we see
Islam being targeted, in almost every arena. It's being targeted.
when we sort of delve into these matters and contemplate over it, there's no doubt that it has an effect on us because we are part of a global community.
Islam is not a concept of me, myself and I, we are one family. So there is no doubt that we feel this concern.
But what do we have to understand brothers and sisters, is that
we should never forget that Allah subhanho wa Taala is upon all evil.
And this is a fact. Allah subhanho wa Taala can cause Islam to cover the globe in just one statement. And that is could and be and it will happen.
But Allah has chosen not to give this instruction and cause Islam to cover the globe in this way.
The ease of the sufferings that we find now can happen in one instance.
Don't think for a moment Allah subhana wa tada is underway. And don't think for a moment that Allah subhanho wa Taala is not capable.
We should never lose hope in Allah subhanho wa Taala for he is upon all Eva.
But this breeds another question and remember Allah subhanho wa Taala says
there's nothing that can impede the command of Allah subhanho wa Taala the instruction of Allah subhanho wa Taala the command of Allah subhanho wa Taala is we shouldn't design nothing can impede it. So it's not a case that things are happening with
against the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala rather it is with the will of Allah
better for you and me brothers and sisters, if we tread the track of following the tsunami, Mohammed Salallahu, alayhi wasallam. And following the ways of the prophets that came before him, sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And looking at his teachings and the noble inheritance that he left for us to learn from.
If we ponder over this, we see that these are not obstacles, rather the opportunities.
These are obstacles rather the opportunities, they are opportunities to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala in a way that others before us could not in a way that those who have not experienced what we experiencing now could. This experience brings about a new way of worshipping Allah subhanho wa Taala. So when we think about it this way, he's a hidden wisdoms. When you serve Allah, his Salah was taken as a young boy
from his father's home by his brothers, the most trustworthy to him, and thrown as a young boy into the bottom of a well and left for that, when this happened to him. With us with our limited wisdom at that point, we would have stood up and screamed negative injustice, a very bad thing. And yes, at that moment in time, it was all those things. But when we fast forward the story
4050 years plus, and now he's sitting as the minister in Egypt, and looking after the affairs during the famine and drought, and not only of Egypt, he did it so well that even people in Palestine could benefit from the food gathered and stored in Egypt during the years under the leadership of use of Aileen Salah when we fast forward the story and look at that, and we say Hold on a second here, for him to have attained this particular post. It had to have started with him being abducted from his home and thrown into the wild. So paranoia.
Because him being in the world at that time, was the reason why the caravan that was heading towards Egypt found him and took him as a slave and sold him in Egypt. And it was at that time that the Minister of Egypt was looking for a slave and his I could use rather he said with the permission of Allah subhanho wa Taala and took this boy in and use Valley Salaam, living upon the proactive nature of his father's upbringing. Learn the tools of the trade from this minister, as some of the scholars of history say he took over his post lectures. So panela, right, and so on and so forth. And we tie the events together until the king has a dream, and he's looking for someone to interpret this
dream. And use have had to have been in the prison and interpreted the dream of one of the inmates who went to work for the cake. For him to tell the king I know someone who can solve your dynamic supanova Look how events tie
one to the next. Right, the wisdom of Allah subhanho wa Taala is vast. The wisdom of Allah subhanho wa Taala is vast. The essence behind all this brothers and sisters that I want to get to before I move on into the call is the concept of action.