Sajid Umar – Having High Aspirations Part 3 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 3 from ‘Having High Aspirations’ in the Making Our Mark UK Tour series, focuses on how we have been blessed by Allah Almighty to be the Best Ummah, thus we need to step up and take responsibility and never settle for mediocre efforts, and Sheikh Sajid in this part speaks about the description of the Chosen slaves of Allah as described by Allah Almighty in Surah asSaaffaat.
My dear brothers and sisters, I shared with our brothers and sisters in the southwest over the past few days, many lessons that contain this concept of being a high Aspire and achieving that which is better and greater. Because this is the reality Islam came to make us the best. Islam came to remove this word known as mediocracy. From our vocabulary, this is a fact.
And I shared with them that Allah subhanho wa Taala he gave us the best book the Quran,
and he gave it to us via the best Angel jabril Allah, his Salah, and he gave it to the best messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam and he revealed it in the best month, the month of Ramadan. And on the best night the lights of power Lena to Qatar, and in the best language, the Arabic language and in the best place, to lucara and in this book, Allah subhanho wa Taala says
that you are the best of people.
Allah gave us the best of everything. So how does mediocracy become part and parcel of our life? How does this concept of us being low achievers become part and parcel of our lives? It can't be for Allah has created us for jet lag. Remember that? We discussed at the beginning, which was the limit and he has a funny emelina Milan. This is an iron Surah cosafa
Allah says, For this let strivers strive What does this mean?
This is described in the ayah before it Allah subhanho wa Taala
says Illa a bear de la Hema See, but not the chosen sevens of Allah meaning retrogression.
A bad ending
a life of low achievement, this is not for who rebelled Allah who seen this the sincere servants of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Like
those they will have a provision determined for working
fruits and they will be honored were feature and method name in Gardens of Pleasure. Allah saw him with a copy on thrones facing one another. You fall for him because remember, there will be circulated amongst them a cup
with contents from a flowing spring by
letting the sharee be white and delicious to the drinkers
left her own home and her use of food.
No bad effect. Is there any law from it? Will they be intoxicated? We're in the car Serato coffee and with them will be females women limiting their glances with large beautiful eyes
can McLoone as if they are delicate eggs well protected. We know that the
chick is born in an egg and the eggs job is to protect it. It's delicate. The chick is delicate, and the egg protects it is that box which provides it with protection. Allah subhanho wa Taala says as for these females, they resemble this concept as if they were delicate eggs well protected.
And they meaning they will approach one another inquiring of each other the people of gentlemen will approach one another inquiring of each other? Allah subhanho wa Taala says a speaker amongst them will say indeed when I used to live on Earth, I had a companion
in economical massage. Who would say are you indeed of those who believe either mithuna work couldn't Robin environment inland remedy known to Pamela this person used to say that when we have died and become destined bones? Will we indeed be recompensed be brought to task for that which we used to do. Is this possible? Do you believe this as a reality pile? Hell and he will say would you care to look for for our Lj and this person will look for that companion And where will he find him? And what's the Hellfire
on tala tala today he will say by Allah you almost ruined me when I met Robbie lacouture
meet everybody. And if it was not for the favor of my Lord, I would have been of those brought in to the hellfire.
nanopi meeting, then I will not today, elaborate as an older woman and be more as the beam except for our first day that we will not be punished in the Heather level falls with him Indeed, this gentleman that we are that this person will be and he will say Indeed, this is a great attainment. This is the price for WHO THE Hi Aspire. Thus Allah says in the eye after that limited he has.
It is for this gentle servants of Allah. And it is for this gentleman, our children of Adam that you should strive that the strivers should strive, never ever set your bar low, always set it high. I told the brothers the other day about our saying in the English language by Michelangelo. He says the travesty is not in setting your bar high and not achieving your goals. The travesty is in setting your bar low and achieving it
because you become complacent. Once you start achieving, you become complacent and you say I'm done.
You enter a state of delusion.
set high goals
in the sky.
In fact, in the moon, because there's footprints on the moon, right? It's footprints on the moon. Raise your aspirations. This is what it's about are servants of Allah. Don't just say I'm going to become a doctor. See, I'm going to be the best doctor. Don't just say I'm going to be a lawyer say I'm going to be the best lawyer. Don't just say I'm going to become a habit. Say I'm going to be the best half. Don't just say I'm going to contribute to this conference. Be the best contributor. Do it for the sake of Allah and do it properly. This was the way of Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam are servants of Allah and we say Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam we believe in him as the final
messenger. Thus, let's adopt from his Sunnah from his way. He was a perfectionist in everything that he did. And everything he did, he did it with the highest of aspirations. If we take one example from his life, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the example of him being a dad, which was the prerogative behind him being sent, we see that he has the highest aspirations in that as well. We know he's to cry if a person passed away, upon check.
By Allah ask yourself, let us ask ourselves, when last did we cry? For a person who died upon check? When last did we cry? With our neighbor never observed Salah in the masjid. When last did we cry? When our friends Mr Salah together when lasted we have a sleepless night when our brothers and sisters in another country are suffering when last by Allah let us ask ourselves, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam cried when one person who passed away
he didn't want to be any day he wanted to be the best day that everyone died upon Islam sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Rasul Allah subhanho wa Taala tells him
that do not let yourself perish over these disbelievers over them in regret, that they deny your message. Do not Do not let yourself perish Subhan Allah Luca how Allah subhanho wa Taala describes his situation. Allah subhanho wa Taala sees him in depression. Why because they've not accepting the message that which is good for them. He set the bar so high that he could not accept the denial of the message. sallallahu alayhi wasallam he was to strive. It's not like you and I today we say hello, as we told him that he learned the hard way. Today we leave a person isn't it? That's what we do. We tell you once, tell him twice in Carlos. loco De Luca Maria de right. He learned the hard
way. So either you listen and learn properly or we will talk tomorrow and
this wasn't the case was also La la la.
La describes the situation did not make yourself die and perish in regret over the situation.
But Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would thus in South Africa what is Allah subhanho wa Taala? Say? Fernanda, back here nesic a cartoon Nuff said that perhaps you will kill yourself over these people's denial of your message. This was Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the highest aspirations remember our goals? Our objectives are based upon our aspirations. When you set your goals, and it happens, you ask somebody, what do you expect to get in your exam? He says, you know if I get 80% I'm happy.
Why did he say 80? Not 90 because that's the level of his aspiration. You are
As an expert, he goes, No, it has to be 95.
But 85% He goes, I know but 95 that's my that's my goal. Why? Because he has a high aspiration.
Like I told the brothers of the sister studying Islam, I don't settle for
because you're going to be teaching the deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala Do you want to teach it at the level of 80% in cinema,
you should aim for the best.
And if your aspirations are high, it might mean that you have sleepless nights studying. It might mean that you traveling to a chef for extra lessons, it might mean that but the person who's setting for it, immediately we see everything around him, settled upon his desire for at the one who wants 95 goes to school after school is going for extra lessons. The one who wants he goes to school after school goes to sleep.
Right? It's all tied your goals, your targets, your objective, all this is based on your aspirations. Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had such a high aspiration, that
it almost harmed him sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He was dedicated and concerned that his students suffer. And he announced to heat and he was cursed by Abu lahab. Then he didn't stop there. He went into the markets of Makkah and call to tauheed and they threw sand on his face, and he never stopped there. Thus he went to five and invited them to Islam, and they stoned him until he bled La ilaha illa Allah and he never stopped there. Subhan Allah, such high aspiration sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, then he was offered to have the city of five destroyed, but he chose to do that the project did become believers sallallahu alayhi wa sallam such high aspirations La ilaha illa Allah, Allah He
former arsenic Allah.
Allah indeed, was asked when he said to his prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we have not sent you, except as a mercy to mankind. sallallahu alayhi wasallam our brothers and sisters, we know about him. Nothing I'm saying here is for him. But the setting is just to revise that which we know and remind each other to that which we know.
Or that you find that the crop 10 million in reminding one another this benefit is everything I've shared, it's something we know. But inshallah life will act as a means of reviving something we forgot. And the means of us revising
our resolutions, our yearly resolutions, our quarterly resolutions,
the month of Ramadan came and went. How many of us have continued with those wonderful events that we started in?
The Quran was to read daily has it continued?
That we began reading in Ramadan has it continued looking after the tsunami?
Has it continued?
Asking the masjid if it needs anyhow. Has it continued? Or have we stagnated because of low aspirations? Understand this servant of Allah and oh Children of Adam, benchmark yourself I'll end up with an inspirational story.
And that is the story of Eben on Al Maktoum, the blind date of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. This heavier of the other one was blind. he lacked
sight. But he indeed had insight.
he lacked sight, but he had insight today we have people who have sight but they lack insight. Right?
They have sight, but they lack insight. We said that the day to day we don't have people our vision. We have people off television.
This heavy was blind but he had insight. He was the was there and he loved and he practiced practice this concept of calling to the greatest worships Allah.
The Sahaba passed away after the Battle of qadisiya during the reign of Baba Viola one. And there's two narrations to his death, but I'll share with you one I'll share with you one
commanded the Muslims
to form an army for the Battle of qadisiya.
And as Omar
is checking the army, he sees this blind person ready
for war, and Amari
says Where are you going? He says, I'm going with Tommy. He's but you blind. You don't need to. There's no hierarchy upon you.
Allah subhanho wa Taala in the Quran said upon the blind person, there's no Howard.
There is no perish.
You don't have to because I went to someone said, What would you do there? He says, I will increase the number of Muslims on the battlefield. I will be a means of showing the enemy that we much more to Pamela oluwole high aspirations. This is a blind man not saying oh, I'm blind. I'm sitting here. I'll see you when you get back. We'll be with you.
high aspirations, high aspirations. I'm going with them.
And he said that he passed away on the battlefield holding the flag that he were the flag of La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasul Allah, He died upon that. And that is how it will be raised on the
seventh of July, no children of Adam asked Allah subhanho wa Taala. To grant us understanding to accept from us there's a saying in the Arabic language.
When Shabbat is a matter, that whoever becomes old upon a habit will die upon that habit.
Don't become old, except upon the habit of having high aspirations for life. Don't forget Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam statement that don't ask for any gentlemen, but ask for the best.
Don't forget that Allah subhanho wa Taala declared us to be the best of all nations. So let us be the best to our parents, to our children, to our spouses, to our teachers, to our communities, to every environment that Allah subhanho wa Taala places us in, there has become the makers of change, and the shapers of change. There has become people who see and not people who just take up space and are seen there or make things happen.
And not just watch things happen. Yesterday, I told your brothers and sisters in Bristol that there's other people as well, who have the habit of always saying what happened.
They don't make it happen. They don't see it happened. They always
uninformed. So when you speak about something they got Hold on, hold on Hold on What happened?
Whereas the people who make things happen, and not people who watch things have Allah hid the world and the oma requires a revival. Let us take our rightful place and become the revisers Allah subhanho wa Taala accept mean and Allah subhanho wa Taala knows best. Everything corrected is from Allah subhanho wa Taala and he's perfect. And any mistakes are for myself and shavon and I see Carlos Pena who Allah is forgiveness sallallahu wasallam or Baraka and Amina Mohammed, who Allah Allah He was such a big believer said I want to live America