Channel: Sajid Ahmed Umar
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 4 of ‘Having a Vision’ deals with lessons from the life of our Messenger Muhammad ibn Abdillah (saw) as a Visionary and a leader in the community and how he(saw) was able to transform the lives of those around him(saw), by the permission of Allah Almighty, within a very short space of time, so the importance of utilising effectively and efficiently the capital that Allah Almighty blessed us with …
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Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And the reason why I'm putting this in is because today as Muslims unfortunately, and about being stereo minded here and saying all Muslims, but in fact we see the youth, they talk about visions and missions and goal setting from the western books. You know, coffee says this is the seven habits. And Peter Sangha says this in his book at Josh Kaufman says, This is that book and have you read a tipping point or so on and so forth, then they will cite for you literature, and they are proud of what they've read. Because definitely it does help us become high net worth individuals, but understand the brother and sister that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa
sallam told us about this fast time management, having a mission, goal setting, vision, so on and so forth was set by puppets of Allah Allah who said, I must throw these points in to understand that it is the Quranic instruction to have a vision for this was the son of Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
And this is prevalent in many, many pages of this era.
There are countless examples of this. Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his vision was what?
for Islam to touch the four corners of the world.
He was sent to do it
to spread the message
and he wasn't sent to the Arabs only.
So we find in the Sierra is making dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala. to
grant the Islamic
very early Mecca. When Omar Abdullah who was in charge of his people, and he came up with the suggestion
that anyone who accepts Islam we will persecute them, so that others can be deterred from the concept of accepting the message of Mohammed who did this.
And this thing over Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is making a draft for his Islam.
Can you see a visionary
after sola sallallahu alayhi wa sallam passed away in Abu Bakar who took the reigns of
Allah one and how many countries in Islam Allah
Subhana Allah Allah,
Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam a visionary
in who they began, when Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
signed the treaty with the Quran even though the points looked to be supportive of the Quraysh and not supportive of the Muslim agenda. Do you remember
the points that David
Koresh set criterion that there's no obrah this year, it's next year.
And set criteria that anyone who accepts Islam comes to you from us, you will send them back and anyone who comes to us from you, we will keep them
and so on and so forth. These were points Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam signed on this, and even
the Allahu Akbar who was known as a man of right, and a man of vision. Right. And a matter of seeing things long term, he was upset as to how this was signed.
He felt that this was a win on part on the part of the Bushido code dilators, and Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the visionary from Allahu Allahu wa sallam. He knew what he was doing. Such a visionary, that after signing this treaty of her davia, he went back to Medina and started sending letters to the different civilizations, the kingdoms of different civilizations, inviting them to Islam, La ilaha illa Allah.
But you know, someone would say, but just now you sign something that put the baton in the hands of the parade, the isolators. And now you writing letters to other civilizations. He was a visionary. What he signed was the means of Baca being open to the Muslims later on.
Subhana Allah, and this is a fact. This is a fact because we know that those who came from Mecca to accept Islam, they were sent back, but they didn't want to go back. So they set up a position in between a new sort of if we can call it city wasn't the city, but it was a place where they stayed together. Right. And this didn't work in the favor of the party.
Because the caravans would cross this area, to do trade and so on and so forth. So visionary Subhanallah he signed the treaty, and after signing he's sending down to the rest of the world.
when they were digging, and they came across this rock that they couldn't break,
and Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam picks up this axe
and or this utensil and strikes this rock
specific and he says Allahu Akbar.
The keys of Shabbat
we digging a trench we trying to fight the coup. We're trying to protect ourselves from the Quran we are about to be attacked by the Confederates by the Azov and Allahu Akbar, we've got the keys of
a sham and what we tried to do right now, so Allah, and when he strikes it again.
And he says, Allahu Akbar Persian hours. And he says, Well, I can see the palaces, La ilaha illAllah. And then he strikes it for the third time. And he says, Allahu Akbar, the keys of Yemen house.
So how are
we digging a trench to protect Medina from
a great army. And here we're talking about other civilizations coming under the
constituency of Islam. Yes, he was a visionary supporter of the latter. And when did these places come
under the control of the Muslims, before the death of Mohammed Salah after the death, after the death of Hamas, he was nurturing his people. He was saying the right things at the right time, because he knew what his purpose was, he knew the legacy he wanted to leave behind. So everything was happening in progress.
He was making dua for certain people to be from amongst the Sahaba. And then he was working with them in a particular way. It wasn't a case whereby years went by and all of a sudden the realization came. And now in a rush format, he's trying to rectify, he was the perfect visionary.
And we learned from this that you know what, a vision is not something that you and I have to achieve in our life. It can be something that is achieved after we pass away. But it's something we should coin, whilst we are alive. It's something we should coin whilst we are alive. So brothers and sisters, this is where productivity starts. It's by having a vision. It's by having a vision. And when you lie in hand, Allah has made things easy for us, because he's given us a map.
And Eman dictates our vision for us. as Muslims, our vision is what
to end up in general. To have a grave which is a garden from the gardens of gender, to have a place underneath our have
to have our books of deeds in our right hands on the day of care. This is the vision
for a believer who believes in Allah subhanho wa Taala the last day
and when this vision is set, our missions become clear to us.
Everything we do is a mission.
Our missions become clear to us brothers and sisters.
And Allah subhanahu attallah has described this mission and that mission is
Allah subhana wa Adana said
say lanie Abu, Allah says mankind has not created except to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala This is the mission. This worship leads to the vision we want. And the vision which the Sharia has set for us, and tawheed has set for us the price that is synonymous with belief in Allah and following the messenger of Allah Allahu alayhi wa sallam Jenna the mission is very bad. And when I say bad, we're talking about Salah, Zakah and Hajj and fasting the month of Ramadan. No, I'm talking about the meaning of a bad day in its totality is the creme de la the universal term that describes everything that allows to head over to Allah loves.
You are jogging in the morning, can be beloved to Allah subhanho wa Taala
a mother preparing breakfast for her family can be beloved to Allah subhanho wa Taala
a husband going to work can be beloved to Allah subhanho wa Taala and lead which is beloved to Allah subhanho wa Taala is
is a vida. This is what we're talking about. Becoming high impact having a purpose behind everything you do. Going to university can be beloved to Allah subhanho wa Taala attending a program can be beloved to Allah subhanho wa Taala
purchasing clothes, shopping can be beloved to Allah subhanho wa Taala Who would have thought
the cake we put in the oven which we forgot about and birds
that could also be beloved to Allah subhanho
wa Taala Masha
Allah has a focus you can mention any
Acting your life brothers and sisters, it can be made into an event.
But where does it start by having a vision when you are always in touch with the legacy you want or the price you want to attain and the legacy you want to leave. Everything you do has a purpose or real purpose behind it. You're not the person who drives around aimlessly, you the person buying the train ticket or the plane ticket because you know where you want to go. You have perspective in your life. And Subhanallah we are looking for perspective.
You have perspective, you know where you are, and you know where you're going. And you know how to get there. That's perspective.
It starts with the vision brothers and sisters. So this transcends the the Pillars of Islam. If somebody says I'm going to work, why? Because I want to earn halal sustenance to feed my family. Helen, this isn't a bad wife in the home, a mother in the home, prepares dinner for her family, for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala why she's always in touch with our core self. And he's always in touch with his core self. They know why they're doing things. We're not just doing it for the sake of it. Remember my introduction? Anyone who does something for the sake of it is blameworthy
is blameworthy? Why am I doing it? to feed my family? That's a reason but you're a Muslim. You should have a high impact purpose. Why else are you doing it? See what the lens of the Acura not just the lens of the Buddha? Yes, it's to feed my family in terms of the lens of the dunya but also to earn my agenda and both my agenda and to do that which is beloved to Allah subhanho wa Taala a husband is smiles to his wife so Pamela, why are you smiling to your wife? So she loves me more? Yes, that will happen inshallah. That's the purpose of the dunya. But think about it with the with the lens of the camera, because Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us that smiling to my
family is a saga. You see how you become a person of action? of true action? A high net individual? He told us it's so Panama, I'm smiling because of the cards right?
Yes, the net result is your wife will love you more inshallah or your husband will love you more. Remember we said the differentiate between the means to the end of the
differentiate between the means to the end and the end. We are here not as an end as a means to the end. What's the end? the worship of Allah, would you smile at your wife or your family? The end is yes, but the smile is the main street don't make the smiling the end.
Because you're a believer who Allah has blessed with Islam.
When you accept Islam, every second of your life is a way to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala. You want to earn a million that can be beloved to Allah subhanho wa Taala as well go ahead. Go ahead, go ahead.
Go making 2 million as long as it's a means to the end and you have a noble end in mind. Because you will see how this vision keeps you
as a high net worth person. It won't be that the 2 million made You arrogant because you had a purpose behind going for the 2 million.
Is it clear? I think you shared enough examples support technical discussion of selling the brothers earlier that you know what we talk about visioning and these kinds of topics, it does have a sort of technical attribute to it. instead of the normal Mr. boosting, talks that community love to hear but by Allah for me, this is in my acoustic, for me to live this whole knowing that those in attendance will go home
and become high impact individuals by Allah. This is a bamboo stick. I was telling our brothers that idea yesterday when I was consulting with them. I said, Brother, if the oma got together
and said on this day, at this time, we will all jump. What do you think will happen if 2 billion
Muslims jump at the same time?
What do you think will happen? The earth will shake the earth will shake.
The earth will shake. I'm not saying physically shake.
Right? But I'm saying that there will be an impact. There will be an impact. This is unity. This is everybody doing things in tandem, not in random.
right intention of doing things with a purpose is all the Muslims woke up every day and live their lives with a purpose by Allah you will see a difference on the face of this earth. By Allah you will see ease coming to the oma
because remember my earlier statement when you send it transcends, you can help those suffering in Syria and in Egypt and in the different parts of the world by becoming a better Muslim you can do your part now by leaving the sin by Allah that one sin you leave
would be a means of is there so
we want all my brothers and sisters, we don't have home of me, myself and I, we are number of selflessness, not selfishness, you know selling fish, one pound fish.
We are owner of selflessness, not selfishness and this was Allahu Allah.
This is what he represented. selflessness when he was passing away, he's saying, my own man, my own man, La ilaha illallah wa salatu salam, he's calling to his passing away, but he's throwing out instructions. He's not talking about the pain and the saccharides, and so on and so forth. He is talking about the old man, he was selfless on the day of the AMA is going to be searching for this old man. He's going to be wanting to give water from his house to this young man. And he's going to tell the angels were removing those that he thinks are people of his own, from the wild is going to be saying, Why are you doing this?
Only to be told that you don't know what they did. And the question begs to be asked are servants of Allah, and our children of Adam, what did you do after Muhammad? sallallahu alayhi wasallam? What did you do after Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam?
The question begs to be asked brothers and sisters. Yes, go home today. But don't sleep. Before you ask yourself
a few questions and write them down.
And make it a point that from today, I want to work towards fulfilling the answers to these questions.
This is the start and the minimum level.
And it starts with
how can I be from the best to my parents?
And how can I be the best to my spouse?
And how can I be the best parent?
And how can I be the best employee or employer
and how can I be best to Allah subhanho wa Taala which starts with what adopting the primary role that Allah subhanho wa Taala said Mohamed Salah Allahu alayhi wa sallam with and that was doubt
that's the best way to start improving our relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala in following the role that he gave to Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wasallam Yes, we can all be to add about say invite to everything. But by Allah you have to invite to that which you don't
wanna, which is the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, but
spread something from even if it's one. We know La ilaha illa Allah, we know Muhammad Rasul Allah. But how many sit next to us in class that we haven't bothered sharing the message with? How many neighbors do we have? And we haven't shared them this towhees we haven't shared with we haven't gifted them this gift of the heat, or the message of the heat at least. I'm not asking us to convert from Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was not asked to convert, but he was asked to convey
convey brothers and sisters to them, which you know, at the minimum, you know, is the shop called Wait, wait. Because Islam has taught us to marry knowledge with action.
ln whenever to marry knowledge with action.
And the action of knowledge is to invite to them knowledge.
Yes, and practice that knowledge, no doubt, but to propagate it.
So ask yourself, How can I better my relationship with Allah which starts with this doubt? How can I better relationship with Allah, which also starts with adopting the qualities of salatu salam, and as we said, it was the quality of self less less
are servants of Allah. No Children of Adam.
I implore you to stand up and take your right as a believer.
Take what is your right
and that is the right of being the best
for Allah subhanho wa Taala
gave us everything that is the best.
Allah subhanho wa Taala sent us the best revelation.
Violet the best agent
to the best prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the best language the Arabic language in the best of all months, the month of Ramadan, and the best of all nights Laila to Qatar in the best of all places, but Catherine Bukhara
And in His revelation he said, You are the best of all Viva La ilaha illa Allah, you are the best of all people. Why? Because you invite towards good and you prevent from evil and you believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala Oh servants of Allah, what are you waiting for? If Allah subhanho wa Taala made you the best and gave you the best never ever settle for anything mediocre? This is the message I leave you all. In the city today with Yes, we've taken some time. But let's not let this time go to waste. Let it translate into action that when I visit you next year somebody tells me Subhanallah we opened the school and the sister say we opened up for example, a program which teaches which gives
baking classes to the sisters for example or management classes to the sisters for example, or we writing curriculums for Islamic subjects or we've started a hip madressa for for the girls or the males come up with also on hamdulillah active and proactive project. This is what we've done. We during the course of this year we got together and we did a match to raise money for cancer for example. Yes, by Allah, we are the best and Allah has declared us to be the best but we have to take the means of being the best. And this is this admirable battle
and belief in Allah subhanho wa Taala inviting towards good preventing from evil and inviting to align walking the walk. Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was sent as a mercy to mankind. Why are we not merciful to mankind to to the creation to the animals to the environment? We should have programs that are green friendly.
We should the Muslims should be standing out for protection of the environment and protection of life and protection of health and so on and so forth. What have we done?
And I end up with that question. What will the Ole Miss if we were to pass away? If we were to pass away? Will the ms ms. If you were to leave bath or pass away? What would you miss with your departure? That's the question I leave us with barakallahu li qu I love you all for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala everything correct set is from Allah subhanho wa jal and is perfect and any mistakes are from myself and I apologize for the lackluster audio. As I said, I am suffering from some allergies May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant cure, but there was no way that we would postpone this talk it had to happen. I take this talk as a means of my qH Allah and ask Allah subhanho wa
Taala to forgive any mistakes. ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to forgive our mistakes.
asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us an extended life in his obedience not to take us from this world except when he's happy with us.
And asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to forgive us for the minutes and the seconds and the hours and the days and the weeks and the months and the years we've wasted in our lives. And ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us barricade the remaining years of our life that we become those people who practice those acts that are based upon clarity and division.
Those acts that are considered always high impact and those acts that inshallah will make up for our last past. I mean, the Allah subhanho wa Taala grant agenda, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and grant agenda together so we can discuss the active and proactive tasks we did in this video for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala had Allahu Allah sallallahu wasallam wabarakatuh
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