Channel: Sajid Ahmed Umar
This lecture is part of the lecture series titled ‘The Hajj – A Message for Mankind’ at Fanar Qatar.
Sheikh Sajid Extracts lessons and advices from the many advices that was shared by our Prophet Muhammad (saw) in his Farewell Sermon on the plains of Arafah.
In Part 3 of the Lessons from the Farewell Sermon, Sheikh Sajid speaks about the importance of the preservation of Life and the honor and rank that a life has in Islam.
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Now let's try and traverse through these lessons together. As I said, I have five lessons for you, and not a six pack with will to add
the first message that I would like to share with you and there are many from what I've just read, but the first of the five, oh servants of Allah and oh Children of Adam, is the lesson related to the preservation of life. And this act actually being sacred, this act actually being sacred.
And Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was an amazing teacher, amazing teacher. In 23 years, he changed a peninsula
from the darkness of schilke
and low self esteem
and warfare over pettiness
to a guy that nation
in 23 years, in 23 years away, I understand how a reasonable school loss Allahu alayhi wa sallam was,
right? Today we've seen nations that have lived for decades in darkness,
and attempts to change these nations have been met with utmost revolt.
And decade later, they exist in a worse of darkness than they existed decades before. Contemplate and ponder over the civilizations today. civilizations today. All right. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in 23 years took them from the lowest of the low to the best of the best. And yes, they were the best of the best. They were the best of the best today we say herbal kebab, the Allahu Akbar.
And we are amazed by him. And he was a man who said before Islam, he would build his idol from dates. And when he was hungry, he would eat it.
This was this situation. But after Islam.
He was a man that when he walked a path she upon would run away and quickly take another path
to pengaruh biella by the testimony of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
shavon Celica fangen after he sees Omar and shavonne gets scared that perhaps this man will convert me.
Right? Okay, perhaps Omar will make shavon observe salah and cm and become a believer. Allahu Akbar. So he trades another part. This was Omar, but before Islam, he was somebody else. And that is my papa brother, Yamaha when Palestine was freed in his reign, and he was walking to Peter buckles and he got off his mouth and he placed his slippers underneath his armpits and walked intubate and look this is so heavy with him said yeah, I mean, why don't you change your stature? You are entering upon people that are loads and kings and they have a specific way they have a specific way somebody with a power of Yamaha intend to him and said
if it was other than you who said this
you would have been dealt with with the dealing of oma if it was other than you who said
because we know our motor was a straight person wouldn't tolerate this mujer Bella, right as we say in the Arabic language, your strength, candidate direct upon the hub, and this is why Japan was scared of him. This is why sharepad was scared of him. We know Omar when he accepted Islam. And he announced or before Islam, he was the one who came up with the suggestion that anyone who accepts the message of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the leaders of the tribe should inflict punishment upon them open punishment, so that anyone who flirts with the idea of Islam would become deterred. And Omar,
he used to carry off his punishments. He would lash lows from his people from his tribe that accepted Islam. And one day, I'm not sure if I said this to you before, or in another talk. One day he was with a close friend of his, and he saw this friend of mine is
in distress, and Omar was wise he was a man of writing and that's what Allahu alayhi wa sallam means
To alpha Islam of Omar, sola Salalah alayhi wa sallam was a visionary. He had a vision.
That's why he may do our former, because he knew that Islam of Roma would help his vision, which was Islam reaching the four corners of the world. And how many states came under Muslim control during the reign of Pavarotti, Allah. See the vision of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi. wasallam never did anything.
As a fruitless exercise as a fruitless exercise. Everything he did was a mission. Within the framework of his vision, he never wasted time.
There was a substantial reason behind it. And that is why he made do out for Omar instead of somebody else.
We must have a vision brothers and sisters, in our lives, a vision with regards to our families, a vision when we have an institution and organization, Islamic organization, or whatever it is, you must have a vision, what is the end that you want to see? And how is what I'm doing now going to drive me to that particular end? This is important. Today, we find ourselves doing 101 different things, and we do not become fulfilled. Why? Because there's no clarity behind why we actually doing it. Even when we get married. We choose our spouse without having
substantial credentials that we stand by before we choose them, because we don't know who we are. And we don't know who we are not. This is it. We don't we haven't understood who we are.
We don't know where we want to go in life. We don't know how we want to attain our agenda. We don't know the world. We want to see the day we are on our deathbed.
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam knew the world he wanted to see the day he was on his deathbed. He wanted a world where Omar was a Muslim
and played a formidable role in Islam and it's spreading.
And that's the lecture for another day in Sharla. I have a talk on visioning that I did in the UK satellite will come out and you can listen to it be like that.
So Omar will hop up, he meets his family and he sees him in distress. And Omar was a man of perception. So he said, it's as if you are flirting with the idea of becoming a Muslim.
So he said yes. He said, Yes. He said yes. But then I will have to face you.
I want to go tomorrow the law and say to him, Omar Abdullah Juan said to him, that then I will lash a man I respect
that, yes, you will face my punishment. But I would be afflicting this punishment on a person I respect a person who stands by his principles. So Hammurabi, Allah Allah. Anyway, we digressing a little bit. But if this is nice to mention, this is nice to mention, because we're talking about Rasulullah, sallAllahu, alayhi wasallam. And what an amazing teacher he was, and how he converted an entire region in just 23 years. And I want you to pay attention to his amazing form of instruction, the prophetic methodology, in teaching here in this heavy we know that they were tribes of warfare, and wars would erupt due to pettiness, Rasulullah, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, to make them really
this issue of a life and it being sacred. And it being upon us to preserve it. He says to them,
oh, people, do you know, this day that we are experiencing right now? They knew because they value the day of arafah. Do you know the month that we are experiencing right now?
They knew because they honored the month of them hijack. It was sacred to them. They never did anything to violate the sacredness of the day of alpha or violate the sacredness of will hijack. And he said, Do you know the city
that we are in and he knew that they have MCI in high regard, and they would never do anything to violate the sacredness and the holiness of Mecca. Thus, he said to them, just as you would never do anything to violate these days because of the level of sacredness that you hold these days at. Understand, understand that a life is sacred just like this. So Pamela, look, how he how he presented the information to them, that there's let's not mince our words here. And let's be appropriate with the instruction, just as you would never violate mocap and never violate
the ledger and never violate the
violate the life of somebody else, never violate the life of somebody else. And this is from the instructions of the Sharia or servants of Allah for Allah subhanho wa Taala. And I said what to do and pusaka and do not kill yourself. And Allah says, well, it's up to the left seletti have Ramallah elaborate, and do not kill
enough a life
that Allah subhanho wa Taala has made forbidden for you to do so elaborate, except if there's a Sharia based permissibility in doing so. And this is not for anyone to discuss. Rather, it's for the hacking, or the leader of the Muslims in an Islamic State. There's no vigilante justice in Islam. There's no vigilante justice in Islam. There's those who practice this vigilante justice, they need to take heed of this message of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, because the only life that can be taken is that which is done with the permission of Allah subhanahu wa to Allah. And there's an entire constitution in the area that needs to be followed before and instruction of
permissibility can come about for this life to be taken. So this is from the teachings of our Sharia, and this is from the lessons of the final sermon. Thus, despite what the media says, are servants of Allah, and oh Children of Adam, and despite their attempts to persuade the masses against the correct beliefs of Islam, we should never ever forget our values and the promotion of our values. We must promote this final sermon, and the teachings of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam and never ever become confused or in doubt regarding the values of Islam regarding the values of Islam. May Allah grant us the understand me