Sajid Umar – Having High Aspirations Part 2 Making Our Mark UK Tour
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‘Having High Aspirations’ was the Third installment in the ‘Making Our Mark’ Lecture tour in the UK, presented by Sheikh Sajid Umar.
‘Having High Aspirations’ was a talk done in Cardiff-UK.
When you ask Allah for Jannah, then ask for the highest Jannah …
This inspirational lecture spoke on the importance of aiming for the best in whatever we do, for being the best is a trait of the believer and excellence in all that we do is a minimum requirement. Sheikh Sajid advises towards being a person of substance and that we ‘aspire to inspire’ in all that we do.
Part 2 from ‘Having High Aspirations’ in the Making Our Mark UK Tour series, focuses on how to make their aspirations a reality and bench-marking ourselves against the earliest and best of generations – Sahaba Radi Allahu anhum ajma’een.
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Now in working towards making this aspirations a reality, we also see that people are of two types. We have those who as I said, they talk, but they don't walk the talk, they say a lot of things, we need to start this and we need to do that. And we need to be concerned. And we need to, and we need to, we need to, but the lack of action,
the action is delayed from that which they say verbally, it's a type of erasure.
Right? separation. And
and then we have a second group of people
who don't speak, but they actions speak for them.
They prove that they high net worth individuals, right, you always say we need to become high net worth, who are the high net worth individuals, let's get the Forbes magazine and look at the high net worth individuals. Now with Islam, we have a different take on what on the definition of being a high net worth individual is. So we have those that are high net worth individuals, their actions speak louder than words. And we see them making a difference. We see we feel their aspirations, they are people who see and they're not just around, wasting time utilizing the resources of this dunya for other people to see that there are people who do the see
the Actions speak louder than words. And this was prevalent in the time of Muhammad Ali Abdullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
these people existed for Take, for example, the Bedouin, who went to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and said Dr. Mohammed, Mohammed, give me from this wealth that Allah has given you.
For this wealth is a loss and not your father's.
This is a level of aspiration. And in retrospect, we have probably
even Cavalia slim
Fabiola, one who went to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells him,
what do you need ask?
And he says, I do have a request. And my request is that I seek your companionship in La ilaha illa Allah, look at this aspiration. I seek your companionship in general Hillman.
And then considerable hora de la
Abu huraira, who was from the people of Safa, he was impoverished those people who didn't have shelter, they didn't have clothes, they didn't have food. This was who was from this group of people. They would stay in mosquito larvae and they would seek and worship
once the booty comes to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam and he's distributing this booty, and people are asking and asking and asking and robiola who is watching and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam knows that this is a person in need. So he turns to Abu Dhabi and says, ask, what do you need and I will give it to you.
Look at high aspirations. Look at aspirations that transcend the sphere of this dunya La ilaha illAllah abou hora de la and says, Oh prophet of Allah, I do have a request, and I will ask you for something and I will only ask you for one thing.
So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, what is it that you that you need? What is it that you desire? Subhan Allah, He says, I asked you to teach me that which Allah subhanho wa Taala taught here.
La ilaha illa Allah imagine this.
He was indirectly asking for gentlemen, because he knew that
he was under Sallam said, When Salah caparica el tema Sufi, salallahu alaihe salam.
He knew that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught that a person who treads the path of knowledge Allah will make his path to gender easier. So he's asking the Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam for Jana but via the means that we'll get him there. Teach me that which Allah subhanho wa Taala taught you.
And we know that Abu huraira robiola one was a pillar in terms of the Sunnah during the era of the Sahaba and he narrated over 6000 ha de la ilaha illa 6000 narrations Never mind being a student he became a teacher of the oma. Allah chose him to be a protector of the Sunnah of the Allahu Akbar Allah subhana wa Jalla gathers with
Once a group of boys came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and they were asking somebody wanted intercession. Somebody wanted some wealth.
Somebody wanted Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to assist them in a difficulty that they were going through. And in this group, there was one point. And
he was in love after dealing with this group turns to this boy and says, What do you need? He says, and he took a marine benei webinar. He didn't want to speak in front of
in front of the gathering. He says, I want a private sitting in discussion with you. There's something that I need, but it's private. So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam after helping the group
goes on team and say, What is it that you require? Is which what is the amenity that you need.
And this young boy tells Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
I want your companionship in gender SubhanAllah. This was amongst the youth. I'm sharing an example from a Sahabi with sibiya. And now here, a young boy.
They had high aspirations. This was what was inculcated within them when they said La ilaha illa Allah, Muhammad Rasul Allah.
So we need to ponder over these examples. My dear brothers and sisters, we need to ask ourselves, where are we, from these examples? Let's benchmark ourselves. Where is our bar setup?
How are we with regards to those who walked this earth?
And were praised by Allah subhanho wa Taala?
Surely they have to be our benchmark. If we want to know whether we are part goodness or not, we have to benchmark ourselves against them.
We need to look at what their lives were about and ask ourselves are we upon the same peril or not?
And when we ponder over this, it makes us understand the reality of the person that we ask about sometimes that supernova, that person in the middle of winter, he can get up and go to the masjid for Salah.
Even though he didn't hear the other,
he goes to the masjid for Salah. Now we understand why he does so. And based on what we have said we understand the person who is quick to engage in Herrera who does not look after the boundaries of Allah subhanho wa Taala
who does not even stay away from the super hotties. He doesn't mind engaging in the Shabbat those gray areas. in Bristol we discussed the boubakeur of the Allah one and Abubakar rhodiola. One once he had the habit of always asking his
slave, whenever you prepared a meal, he asked him, Where did you from which money did you prepare this meal?
And one day he forgot. And he began eating. And the slave then said but you didn't ask me
the foundation of this meal that you have you drawn to the background behind it sababa Where did you get this meal from? Where did you get the money to prepare this for? And he mentioned that he got it from a practice that he did during the days of ignorance when he practiced
fortune telling and this is how he practiced fortune telling
forecasting matters of the hype.
But is Abu Bakr rhodiola do not only does he stop eating what's in front of him, he puts his finger in his mouth and vomits that which he consumed Subhan Allah. This is high aspirations. We understand why he did so. Even though you can leave alone,
as an Astra was that which is beyond us are of your caliber
and from them is the ignorant person who didn't know
but he Abubakar removes that which he consumed this his high aspirations are servants of Allah and our children of Adam.
We always have two types of people and know that
the first is a person
who lives for the dunya his aspirations are the dunya.
His aspirations are the dunya. The lower the closer, this means this well, and the second person is the one who aspires
and Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us that these are the two types of people for Allah subhanho wa Taala as admin, may you read Tony
Soprano, Hannah law, two types of people. And when we think of this is a story comes to mind. And that's the story of Omar Abdul Aziz. Do we know Omar Abdul Aziz was?
No some of us do. Shall we discuss a little bit? Omar Abdullah Aziz Z's brothers and sisters was from the men that work this earth. He wasn't a man he was from the men we describe him as reject. Allah subhanho wa Taala blessed him with a short but effective healer.
And he was so successful it is khilafah that
the scholars said he was from Oh, he was the fifth, rightly guided caliphs. We know about the four
Abubakar man Wiley
is was from the American ambulance he is in around two and a half years this was the length of his healer.
We can't even say he was just a successful leader, because that would be taking away from that which he deserves. Today leaders lead one country. Abdelaziz had 40 states and
40 States under him, and he led it with justice and diligence and progress and security and safety.
La ilaha illAllah Ahmed Abdul Aziz, it is said that, before he took a position of authority to tell his wife,
Fatima, he used to tell her that I aspire to have a position of authority. And when he attained this position of authority, he said to her, I aspire
to become the Amir of the Muslims to become a killer
because aspirations constantly growing, and he achieved it. And when he became the successful leader, he turned to his wife and he tells her I aspire projector.
Look at high aspirations, high aspirations, and definitely he was from the caliber that could take leadership. We discussed this yesterday, not everybody is cut out to be a leader. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam refused a Buddha to take a position of authority because he was a soft person. But Omar Aziz was a different person, he was capable of doing it.
And honorable man with honorable aspirations, and honorable man, but honorable aspirations. And you know what, on a side note, we learned two things from this, firstly, that
Islam makes it possible for us to utilize matters of this dunya for the benefit of our hereafter. Many of us say, you know, high aspirations means I need to become a chef.
Or I need to be I need to work in the Dow, I need to have to have a direct function in the Dow. This is the only way I can have high aspirations. I can't become a doctor and a lawyer. I can't be a professional runner, for example, that's not this doesn't stop you from having high aspirations for Islam gives you the opportunity to make all these acts an act of worship. So whether it be going to school becomes an act of worship today. We say the Wednesday of the week, if you ask any invoice is Monday was the best day of the week, Friday, but any young boy even the adults because of work, right? We say what's the best day of the week? Friday? Why? Because the next day, there's no school.
It was the worst day Sunday. Why? Because the next day is Monday.
What is going to school was a means of building your agenda. And going to work was a means of building your agenda. And for our mothers at home, cooking for your families was a means of building your agenda. and nurturing the home was a means of building your agenda. But if it became that, could you become depressed? No. The worst day of the week would be Friday because the next day there's no score.
Obviously, I'm talking in context of the country we live in Otherwise, the best day of the week is Friday afternoon to mental
illness mood tomorrow, the best day upon which the sun rises is that you have given as in a Muslim, and the report Bible.
So what we saying is, imagine if all these normalities of our daily life became an act of worship became a means of building our agenda became a means of making our skills of good deeds heavy on the day of PR.
This is an opportunity Sam gives us if you make your work for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala we learned this from
us was asked how did you achieve all this in such a short amount of time? How? And he answered this question he said, there was nothing that I did except I did it for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala nothing.
When he aspired to take a position of authority, it wasn't for his sake, it is for the sake of Allah. And then when he aspired to become the leader of the Muslims, it wasn't for himself. It was for Allah and when he aspired to ascertain genda it was for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. He made his life a walk, and endowment, he gave it
for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. This is how you and I can also make our lives have higher aspirations than you in your daily life. You can be a high Aspire, few say I'm going to work to earn financial standing,
so that I can pay zakat and I can increase further
so that I can assist Omar Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Isn't this a high aspiration
we as women Muslim is going to work for the sake of the weekend.
And the practices that we see prevalent during the weekend, low aspiration, a person who goes to study medicine. So I can represent this field in the Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wasallam
aspire to achieve for the sake of Allah, and every day of your life becomes an alibi, I sitting here as well, if we came here for the sake of a mindset event,
and I always try to remind the audience at the beginning of every speech, that make sure you're not here to learn. Now, somebody might say, hold on a second, I came with my book and my pen Mashallah people are writing How can it be that you're telling us don't come to learn? Yes. Don't come to them come to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala. The House of Worship is through education, the learning will come with the cola, Coca Cola, being conscious of Allah subhanho wa Taala and I'm most proud of who and I will teach you
fix that intention. Become a high aspira in your intention.
Make it Sony fala subhanho wa Taala. Love La Ilaha Illa. Allah love it, that there is no one worthy of worship besides Allah, everything I do is for the sake of Allah. before I say anything, I would ask myself, is it beloved to Allah? If so, I will do it. If not, I will stay away from it.
This is what high aspiration refers to. And as we discuss this story of Omar, even Abdul Aziz, and I have come to mind and that is the i O Allah subhanho wa Taala says tilka de
la la Vina la Yuri Luna, Luna, fill out the
Allah subhanho wa Taala says this. This
is for those who did not live their life in this world, to attain higher positions in this world for themselves and create fifth land facade in the land. And the good ending is for those that are God conscious