Channel: Sajid Ahmed Umar
This lecture was presented by Sheikh Sajid Ahmed Umar, and is part of a Lecture series titled
‘The Hajj – A Message for Mankind’, conducted at Fanar, Qatar – UAE
Lessons from the Life of Ibrahim (AS), is a talk that highlights the honour and rank and status that is afforded to this great Messenger of Allah Almighty.
Sheikh Sajid extracts lessons from the Life of Ibrahim (as), and grows our love for this amazing Prophet of Allah – ‘The Father of Prophethood’ that we can implement in our lives and grow our love for this amazing messenger of Allah Almighty.
Part 1 deals with the debate between Ibrahim (AS) and the challenge put forward by Ibrahim (AS) to the tyrant Nimrood.
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In the name of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah,
the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
All praises belong to Allah subhanho wa Taala.
the sacred house,
a meeting place and a secure sanctuary for mankind.
And all praises belong to Allah subhanho wa Taala, who made the standing place of Ibrahim alayhi salam, whilst he built the house of Allah subhanho wa Taala, a place of prayer.
We praise Allah subhanho wa Taala and we seek his assistance, and we seek His guidance, 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 nun can misguide that person, and will serve Allah subhanho wa Taala decrease misguidance upon then none can guide them and peace and salutations be upon the final messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I bear witness that he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the slave of Allah subhanho wa Taala and his final messenger, my dear brothers, and sisters, and mothers and fathers salam o Alaikum warahmatullahi over a cat.
I welcome you all to our second program together in our fun our topper series. And this talk is titled lessons from the life of Ibrahim alayhis salam May Allah subhanho wa Taala make our time together, sincere worship and a means of beautifying our paradise. I mean, I mean, we've always reminded each other during previous sittings, how our coming together should not be for anything else, or anyone else besides Allah subhanho wa Taala, for sitting such as these are indeed the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And anything which is considered worship must have
a class and sincerity for this is the greatest pillar from the pillars of worship. My dear brothers and sisters yesterday, we discussed the lessons for the resident, during the best days of the year, the first 10 days of the ledger. And we share together certain realities related to these days, and advices advices that, if followed can be a means of us, resurrecting these days, and constructing these days in an active and proactive manner, in a way that
breeds magnanimous benefit in our lives. And we shed many types of worship that we should engage in. And one of the things we forgot to say, which is something well known, is the recitation of the Quran. The recitation of the Quran, reciting the Quran should definitely be a major feature, a major feature during these days as it should be a feature in our lives during every day of our lives. A Muslim should never go to bed except that they have a portion from the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala that they complete daily. If they do not complete that portion, they should not go to sleep. Right a Muslim should ensure that they have this daily relationship with the book of Allah subhanho
wa Taala as was the practice of the Salah Posada of the pious predecessors before us, right. And when I say a portion, I mean a portion that we consider a rock. In our daily timetable, a rock means that which is that which can never be changed whether we traveling, irrespective of circumstance, irrespective of circumstance. It's something that exists in our day.
Just as we have the five daily Salawat, the five daily Salawat and we know that Allah subhanho wa Taala has granted a great reward
for the recitation of his book, and also all of us, Allahu alayhi wa sallam teaches us that a person who reads the Quran, then they benefit from the recitation by earning a Hasler for every letter recited for every letter recited, and it has an A is equal to 10 Hassan is equal to 10. So if you say Alif Lam Meem then this equals 30 rewards Allahu Allahu Akbar, such an easy way to gain magnanimous rewards from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And this, again, is testimony to the amazing reward system of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And how Indeed Allah subhanho wa Taala is carry that we practice a little and He rewards us with a lot. And we touched on this point yesterday Allah Allah
Allah, may Allah subhanho wa Taala inspire diligence amongst us during the course of our lives mean and during the special 10 days that are about to visit us very soon. I mean, I don't think there's this long to go it's probably tomorrow or the day after not to show off the exact sightings here in Qatar, and when you will look for the moon for the month of the hedger, but I'm sure it's in the next three or four days, this great visitor will visit us and that is the first 10 days of the head, Jamia Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah grant us the understanding, and
oh servants of Allah, no children of Adam, today, we aim at discussing certain points from the life of a giant that walked this earth before us, but walked this earth before us. And he was a giant in every form and meaning of the word he was a giant in terms of histo heat, and the giant in terms of his power, and a giant in terms of his action, and the giant in terms of his character, and the giant in terms of his achievements, and the giant in terms of his submission, and the giant in terms of his wisdom. And the man who earned an amazing title, the title of Hollywood LA. An amazing title, that Allah subhanho wa Taala never granted to any other Prophet, besides Muhammad Ali Abdullah
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
So a title in which Allah subhanho wa Taala never gave anyone besides Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam and it is well known my dear brothers and sisters that Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah creates what he wants, when he wants. And Allah subhanho wa Taala He grants a special precedence to whom and what he works. Because Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah is the Creator, the nourisher, the Sustainer, the King of kings, the Lord of the worlds, everything in creation, is answerable to Allah subhanho wa Taala and Allah subhanho wa Taala is not answerable to anybody. But it is that you will gel Allah, Allah.
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and with this, understand that Allah subhanho wa Taala.
As we just said, he creates what He wills when he wants and provides a certain precedence to what he wishes, just like this, he created the months of the year, he created the month of the year, and Allah subhanho wa Taala granted a special precedence to one month in the month of Ramadan, a month that is considered the head of all the months of the year for Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, say he or she who Shahada Ramadan, that the head of all the months of the year is the month of Ramadan. And Allah subhanho wa Taala created all the days of the year
and he granted and gave a special precedence to the first 10 days of the ledger.
He created the first 10 days of the ledger, and he gave a special precedence to the day of alpha.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala created the Knights of the and he gave a special precedence to the last 10 nights during the month of Ramadan, and he created the last 10 nights during the month of Ramadan and gave a special precedence to the night of power, Laila to
alpha a month, which is better, better than 1000 months. And just like this, Allah subhanho wa Taala created the weeks of the year and created the days of the week, and he gave a special precedence to the day of Joomla. The day that we just witnessed today, the best day upon which the sun rises, and during the Juma hakuba we shed, an amazing Headey that magnifies the importance of this day, the day of Juma and how Allah subhanho wa Taala indeed, has given it a special precedence for as we discussed Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in a hadith which is Sahih
alumium pala Allah He Shams yom Juma that the best day upon which the sun rises is the day of Juma Fie. Holika Adam, on this day, Allah created Adam alayhis salam, we'll see he would Hillel Jana, and on this day, Allah subhanho wa Taala entered into paradise, when he Oakridge Amina, and on this day Allah subhanho wa Taala removed him from Paradise while at the Formosa inlet young will Joomla and becoming of the final hour will not happen except on the day of Joomla on the day of Joomla. So Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah created the days of the week and he gave a special precedence to the day of Joomla and Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah just as He has created time, he has created place
and Allah subhanho wa Taala created place and gave a special precedence to some lands over the length to some countries over other countries to some places over other places. Thus, he gave a special precedence to maka, maka, maka, Rama and he gave a special precedence to Medina, Al Madina, munawwara and he gave a special precedence to share, to share the blessing lands as Allah subhanho wa Taala describes Sham in his book, Allahu Akbar. And just as Allah subhanho wa Taala, Allah created time and gave a special precedence to certain aspects over others and created places and gave a special precedence to those places over others. Allah subhanho wa Taala created the angels
and he gave the angels a special precedence within the creation of Allah subhana wa and Allah subhanho wa Taala Anna, he gave a special precedence to some angels, over others, to some angels over others. Thus, he gave a special honor and rank to gibreel Allah His Salah, and Mika l Allahu Salah, and it's Ravi Allah, Allah, his Salah, and out of these three angels he chose as the head and gave a special precedence to jabril Allahu Salah. And just as Allah subhanho wa Taala created the angels he created mankind, he created mankind that began with Adam alayhis salam, Abu Bashar the father of mankind, and Allah subhanho wa Taala was in mankind
gave a special precedence and rank and honor
to some of mankind over others. Thus he chose his prophets. AlLahi wa Salatu was Salam. And he gave them rent and honor over the rest of mankind. And just as he chose his profits from them, he chose specific profits and gave them a special precedence and rank and honor over the other profits. And these profits are known as Lula Azmi minahasa. The profits of absolute resolution, new Allah His Salah, and Ibrahim alayhis salam, and Musa alayhis salam. And the reason is is Allah and Mohammed Abdullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam that's all
Hannah who gave these profits, a special precedence and a special rank over all the other prophets and as Allah gave a special grant, and special precedence to these rule as women are goosal these prophets of absolute resolution from them, Allah gave a special precedence and rent to a group of them over others. Thus he chose Ibrahim alayhi salam, and he chose Mohammed Abdullah Abdullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and gave them a special station. The station have Helene, and he named them and gave them the title of Halima Allah, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and Ibrahim alayhi salam, and from them to
Allah subhanho wa Taala gave a special rank and especial precedence and a special honor to one and he is our beloved Prophet, the one who we desire to meet in the Hereafter, the one whom we've loved for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala Muhammad Ali Abdullah Saleh Allahu alayhi wa sallam, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar La ilaha illallah wa Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allah insha Allah, Masha.
Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah says in his book, Allah subhanho wa Taala creates what he wants, and he chooses from them who he wants. Merck and ella homolka no one has any inclusion.
In this process, when Allah subhanho wa Taala creates and Allah subhanho wa Taala gives honor and rank me Allah subhanahu wa tada Allah, Allah Almighty, Allah is that he will
gather us with those that Allah Subhana who Allah has given a special rank and honor and precedence to engender, Indeed, Allah subhanho wa Taala is upon all Eva me.
So Ibrahim Alayhi, Salah, we had to have this introduction to understand the rank of Ibrahim alayhi salam, and what will make us understand who he was. And he Salah Ibrahim alayhi salam, who Allah has given placement in the seventh heaven, in the seventh heaven also the loss Allahu alayhi wa sallam, when he was taken to the heavens, during the night of Israel, ah, and Mirage is Surah refers to the travel by life, the travel from Makkah, to baith, alertness, and then the Mirage which is the essential, right, we are loss of Hannah, who is Allah brought his beloved to the heavens. Also, the loss of Allahu alayhi wa sallam traversed through the heavens, travels through the heavens, and we
know that he met different prophets, different ambia Allahi wa Salatu was Salam in different heavens. So he met Yusuf Alayhi Salam in the third heaven. And he said that Yusuf Alayhi Salam had half of luck, Allah.
So Allah created beauty and he gave us beauty, and he gave a special precedence and rank with regards to this beauty to who he wished. And that was useful for Allah He Sarah Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as he continued his journey, and he reached the seventh heaven. He saw in that heaven, Ibrahim Alayhi Salam and by Allah, by Allah, Allah has given this man a special rank and a special honor and inshallah we will appreciate this today with delay to Allah. Ibrahim alayhi salam, my dear brothers and sisters
was born in what we call in the Arabic language Babel, or in English, Babylon,
a place that exists in Iraq, and he was born during the reign of a tyrant, oppressor and disbeliever the mood
he was born during the reign of num, Ruth and a time when ignorance was strife.
And yesterday we discussed the ignorance at the time of Jamelia right at the time before Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was sent as a prophet. And this is the similarity between Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam and Ibrahim Ali Salah. They were born at a time when ignorance was at unprecedented levels.
And the ruler of this place was one
Who was fooled with misguidance to such an extent that he termed himself the Lord. He termed himself the Lord. And Allah Subhana who were to Allah in the third Jews. He mentioned to us a debate, which Ibrahim Alayhi Salam conducted with this evil tyrant.
He debated him to make him understand that he is no Lord, but it is the Creator of the heavens and the earth, who is the Lord? And in the third Jews? Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us lm de la la levy
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the ideals and let us see whether we are close to those ideals or upon those ideals Let it not be a case where we engage in sin and misguidance. And Allah gives us and gives us this we feel safe from the punishment of Allah Subhana who attack for understand or servant of Allah, and oh child of Adam.
Allah Subhana who Allah says, Aminu, backrub. Law. Do they feel safe from the punishment of Allah? Do they feel safe from the punishment of Allah? Allah says Philemon, Makarova, ilco Alpha zero that no one feels safe from the punishment of Allah subhanho wa Taala except the losers, except the losers. Thus always
of yourself and your day and your week, because Allah has blessed us with gifts, the gifts of eyesight and hearing in life and financial standing and material well being according to our level,
as based upon the wisdom of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah subhanho wa Taala has given us all this, but don't take it for granted. Thank Allah subhanho wa Taala. So these gifts do not become a means of increased punishment.
Because Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about certain tyrants and disbelievers. And Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah says about them, send us the rejuven mean athelia Alamo. They will be given and given only so that the punishment can be even more severe.
Allah, may Allah subhanahu Allah protect us from this. So Allah subhanahu wa Jalla gave number root a kingdom and he just believed, and in retrospect, we have the lesson of Sulaiman Allah, his Salah, and what Kingdom did Allah Subhana who Allah gives will a man
with the creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala was placed under the control of a man and he said Allah Subhana Allah Allah, it was placed under his control. And he says that this is from the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala upon me to test me, will I be from those who are thankful? Or will I be from those who disbelieve La ilaha illa Allah look at the understanding of this prophet, Leah blue I need to test me Will I be from the thankful and praise Allah subhanahu wa tada or will I be from amongst those who are ungrateful and being ungrateful?
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and we should aim increase, it shouldn't be a case whereby Allah rewards us for all our good in this dunya.
And when we get to Allah subhanho wa Taala, we find nothing, because Allah is just, he will reward us for our good, but he believe I wants to reward in this world and a greater reward in the hereafter. Because we don't live for the temporary, rather we live for the perpetual. And remember, when Allah subhanho wa Taala said in his book,
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Mr. Obama says that we advanced them in terms of their rewards, we gave them an advance we rewarded them in the temporary. So when they reach the perpetual they found nothing with a loss of Hannah who were to Anna, besides scattered dust. They found method they were hoping they would see mountains of rewards, but rather they found scattered dust because Allah subhanahu wa Jalla rewarded them. For the good ones. They live the life of this world that we don't want that. We don't want that. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says that in Chicago, if you are thankful that as he then Allah will increase for you. And in retrospect, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, will I incur photo
in there either a B or A d? If you're ungrateful, this is a type of coupon. The punishment of Allah is severe. And remember, q4 or Kapha refers to covering something, something which is covered. Right, so you hide your belief with disbelief, and you hide your gratitude with being ungrateful because the type of
encounter I'm sure when you purchase a tire a car tire, what do they call it? That we laughing, right? This is this is Arabic language, right? They call it a kufra because it's something that covers the rim of the vehicle. Right? So something which covers and that's why even the farmers were known linguistically as Kufa
right not meaning that they have this belief but kuffaar in that they hide the seed, under soil. So it's hidden the seed that's when to grow is hidden with, with soil with soil. So this is what Qatar means or cover. And Allah subhanahu Wata NSA is when I encounter them in the eyes of Elijah did that if you are ungrateful, and cover your gratitude with ungratefulness then the punishment of Allah subhanho wa Taala is severe. So Allah says,
Because Allah had given him the kingdom, meaning
he disbelieved because Allah gave him the kingdom. He thought he was Allah, he thought he was Allah. Allah subhanho wa Taala says when Ibrahim said to him, my Lord, meaning Allah is He who gives life and causes death, gives life and causes death. So numb Ruth responded in this debate, and said, I also give life and cause death. right in his own understanding, if he freed someone from prison, this was life given to them. And if he slayed somebody, he considered himself as having given them death as having given them their look at the intellect of Ibrahim alayhis salam look at the supernatural, as they call it, right, his his ability to think on his feet, as we say, in the
English language, Ibrahim Alayhi Salam saw how shallow this person was in his understanding. So Ibrahim Alayhi Salam said,
Verily, my lord Allah subhanho wa Taala brings the sun from the east.
So you bring it from the west. If you are who you say you are. My Allah brings it from the east for TB behind me in a Muslim, so bring it from the west.
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feeted and Allah guides not the people who are the oppressors, the wrongdoers