Sajid Umar – Lessons from the Life of Ibrahim AS Part 2 of 3 Qatar
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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
This lecture, 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 2 focuses on how in touch Ibrahim (as) was with his core self,with his Fitrah and with the Tawhid of Worshipping one Allah Alone even though he grew up in a household of Shirk and idolatry.
This is Ibrahim alayhis salam Allah how in touch was he with his natural disposition? Was his natural disposition this though heat, because, again, he was similar to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam or he came before. So we say Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam was similar to him. But in terms of our discussion with Ibrahim, he grew up in a household
where they worshipped idols
and a community that worships idols and a community that had a head who claim to be God, and claim to be Allah Subhana Allah, and we discussed yesterday how Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was a product of his core self, not a product of nature, and not a product of nature. Right? He was a product of his core self, right? He wasn't a product of his environment, as the philosophers say, nurture, nor was he a product of science nature. He was a product of his core southco. He never was misguided. He never frustrated to idols. He never consumed alcohol. He never supported the burying of females alive. He never supported circumambulating the Kaaba was naked, he never supported the
tweaking of the hedge, he was a product of his core self. And we know today how we are a creation of imitation we we imitate we imitative, not imitation but rather we imitative by nature. We imitative by nature, we follow and copy and emulate, and simulate those around us. And we know this from our little kids, right? When they get to the age of two. And we see them doing things that we do. Right with us. Yes, right. We see them doing things that we do so Pamela, and we look at them and say, Pamela, that's me, that's just a mini me, is just a mini me. It's how we sit, we see them sitting like that, right? How we we dress we see them dressing like that, right? They they imitate us,
right? So imagine how in touch Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was with his natural disposition, his Fedora. And how in touch with his fitrah Ibrahim Alayhi Salam was that even though they lived in environments of shock and disbelief, and complete misguidance, they remained steadfast and upright, they were the breath of fresh air, amidst confusion and destruction. La ilaha illa Allah, and we all bow witness of servants of Allah, and O Children of Adam, in front of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Before we were born, for Allah Subhana, who had to analyze I was called as teachers we lived through, or we will live through many worlds, there's the world of the souls, and
there's the worlds of the womb of our mother. And then there's the world of this life that we are experiencing now, which means we've gone through three worlds. And then there's the world of the grave, the grave and the barossa. And then there's the world of the day of pm and the year after the year after, right the perpetual life. Right and that's why the day of the AMA is called tm. Tm a refers to a day, which has no day after.
Because the day after it never ends is perpetual. Right.
So, in the world of the souls Allah subhanho wa Taala, as is mentioned in the sushi when he created Adam and his salon, Adam alayhis,
Allah subhanho wa Taala caused all the progeny of Adam to come out of Adam
and souls came out and took their rightful place to the right and to the left. And Adam alayhis salam asked Allah subhanho wa Taala What is this? And Allah subhanho wa Taala said, this is your project. the progeny of the Hellfire are those that will end up in the Hellfire from your progeny, and the personality of the people of Paradise those that will end up in paradise Allah knew, because the other is built upon the knowledge of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And our knowledge is not confined to past tense and present tense and future tense, like yourself and myself. Right? Allah knows everything that will happen. And Allah knows everything that has happened. And Allah knows
everything that is happening. And Allah knows everything, that will not happen. And Allah knows how everything will happen. And Allah knows that those things that are not meant to happen and will not happen. If they happen to happen, then how they will happen. Allah subhanho wa Taala knows this as well.
This is the knowledge of Allah subhanho wa Taala and this other is built on this knowledge so also panda who were to Allah knew
The life that each and every one of us will live. He knew whether we will pass his tests or whether we will fail his tests and he knew which person from us will live upon Toshi, and diligence with regards to the laws of Allah Subhana who are to Allah, and one from amongst us won't. So he explained to add them and he said them, this is your project, those that will enter the Hellfire and those that will enter Paradise. And Allah subhanahu wa Jalla set a question amongst each and every one of us, as is found in Surah two LS to be or become, Am I not your Lord Paul Barra and every one of us said yes. And Allah subhanho wa Taala said, shahina witness has taken place, and Taku malkia
against you saying on the day of the AMA in the corner, and hopefully, that we will with regards to you being our Lord from the ignorance we didn't know.
There's no room for this now. Right. So our natural disposition, naturally leans towards the
witness that Allah subhanho wa Taala is our and naturally leans towards towhee and the oneness of Allah subhanho wa Taala oneness in his lordship and oneness in his worship and oneness in his attributes and names and qualities subhanho wa Taala. So this natural disposition exists amongst all of us, but it was what is amazing is how in touch with his natural disposition, Ibrahim Alayhi Salam was right. And when we look at this debate that he had with the mood and the other aspects we will discuss just now we cannot help but be amazed. And that is why Allah subhanho wa Taala honored him with the title Halima The one who is so close to Allah subhanho wa
Taala so close, so close. Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. May Allah subhanho wa Taala get us with him in January. I'm sure many of us are thinking now that we wish we have a son so we can name him Ibrahim.
And by Allah, we can talk about the other MBR Allah Hema salatu wa salam and you will wish you have sons to name them. The names of the Prophets that Allah subhanho wa Taala chose amongst mankind their lives are amazing and Allah when we read about them, and when we study them, our Eman cannot help but become vitalized
Ibrahim alayhi salam, O servants of Allah and oh Children of Adam was so honorable that the nations before us fought over him.
Thus the Jews said
is from us.
And the Christians claimed attribution to Ibrahim alayhis salam, meaning when we say Ibrahim is from us, we know that he brought him was before them. But they took they were claiming Ibrahim alayhi salam, they were claiming Ibrahim alayhi salam. This is the honor of this man, that even the previous nations fought over him. And the Christian stood up and said no, we have an attribution and claim to Ibrahim alayhis salam. And Allah subhanho wa Taala corrected both parties in his book and said, maca Ebo he Mu yahudi young wala na sorani
Allah ke lucky or unlucky can a hanifa muslimah Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar. Allah subhanho wa Taala says Ibrahim was not a Jew. No Was he a Christian? But he was an upright steadfast submitted to the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah, Muslim, remember we discussed this terminology Islam yesterday for those who are present, right? He was an upright steadfast Muslim, a person who submitted to the will of Allah subhanahu wa taala in every moment that he lived in, and Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
and poo Luna in a burrow Hema is Marina, what is happo? I aku Bella
for kallu. Then
of us who attend essays, or do they say or do you say indeed, Ibrahim and it's mareel and is hacked and Yaqoob. And the as well, and the scholars differ with regards to the ASVAB Some say they were the other children of jacoba Allah He said
Do you say they were Jews and Christians? Allah says tell them, are you more knowledgeable are Allah subhanahu wa to Allah? So Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed that Ibrahim Alayhi Salam was an upright steadfast Muslim. But the point is he was so honorable that previous nations fought over him. And Allah subhanho wa Taala taught the world in its entirety, that the only ones the only ones who have a right to claim attribution to Ibrahim alayhi salam, to claim him are those who are in
a boat or he might
be you are levena.
meanie many. Allah subhanho wa Taala said indeed the foreigners with regards to Ibrahim alayhis salam are those who follow the way of Ibrahim alayhis salam, and this prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and those who follow this prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, yourself and myself. So can RBL Allah Alhamdulillah he led he had an alpha Elina de la jolla and had Allah. Allah has blessed us by giving us claim to Ibrahim alayhi salam, Allahu Akbar. Again, may Allah subhanho wa Taala gathers with him in Jannah Ameen so we can sit with him and discuss with him how amazed we were at the life that he lived in Europa and me, my dear brothers and sisters, as Ibrahim
Alayhi Salam was honored with this amazing title Khalid Allah, Allah Subhana, who Allah teaches us in his book that he was also described and given as the titles besides Hollywood law, and from these titles is the title of Mustafa.
The Chosen One, Ibrahim Alayhi. Salam was given the title of the chosen one for Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah says in his book in Noah has
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Allah subhanho wa Taala chose Adam and chose blue and chose Ibrahim and the family of Ibrahim as well as the family of a moron over and over all of creation. Allahu Akbar, so from his titles was that he was the chosen one, and from the titles of Ibrahim Alayhi Salam was that he was the favored one or the one who Allah subhanho wa Taala showered upon him a completed favor for Allah subhanho wa Taala. In surah Yusuf says, Where are you
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Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions jacoba salam teaching Yusuf Alayhi Salam that Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah is going to complete his favor upon you, just as he completed his favor upon your forefathers,
the family of Yaqoob as well as the forefathers of use of Allah, his Salah who Ibrahima who is Huck, Abraham Ibrahim Alayhi Salam and is happy. And Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah says Indeed,
Allah subhanho wa Taala is Allah mode Hakeem Allah subhanho wa Taala mentioned here, the teaching of jacoba alayhi salam to his son, Yusuf alayhi salam, and at the end of this ayah yaku teaches him that you're up Allah subhanho wa Taala is Aleem or knowledgeable and Hakeem or wise so from the titles of Ibrahim is the one who was given a completed favor by Allah subhanahu Wata Allen. And one point I want to mention here and this is through turbo through Tata Boren, again I remind you to our sitting together in January when we discussed the double and discuss
contemplation over the ayat in the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala. In this ayah, which I've just recited, which is in Surah Yousuf around the sixth or the seventh ayah Allah subhanho wa Taala is telling us that iacobelli salam taught Yusuf alayhi salam, that whatever difficulty you go through, it's only Allah subhanho wa Taala completing his favor upon you, just as he completed his favor upon the family of Yaqoob and Ibrahim and his Huck Ibrahim and his Huck. Now, why does Allah subhanahu wa taala mentioned Ibrahim before his heart, when is hack was the grandfather of use of and Ibrahim was the great grandfather of use of Right. Right. One would think that
his half would be mentioned before Ibrahim, but Avraham mentioned Ibrahim before.
And the reason why I'm mentioning this is because it has relevance to our topic as we discuss the life of Ibrahim alayhis salam, or some lessons from Ibrahim Alayhi. Salam and his life. Right. The scholars say that this is because of the station and precedence and rank and the honor that Allah subhanho wa Taala gave to Ibrahim alayhi salam, that no prophet will be mentioned before him.
Allah will mention him before others thus gave him a khadeem and brought him before his Huck because of the love that Allah subhanho wa Taala had for the Toshi Ibrahim alayhis salam,
Allahu Akbar. The Quran is amazing. The Quran is amazing.
We have lessons in the ayah, which we read, and there's lessons behind this ayah these ayat have secrets, that if we pondered, we would extrapolate and deduce with the permission of Allah subhanho wa Taala. May Allah open our hearts and make us people have the double whammy
from the titles of Ibrahim Alayhi Salam was that Allah titled him the truthful one. Thus Allah subhanho wa Taala in Surah, Maryam a surah, which we love, he says, was guru Phil kita be able or he came in who cannot say de
la v. Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah says and mentioned in the book, Ibrahim for him and a salad. Indeed, he was an honest and truthful prophet.
From the titles which Allah subhanho wa Taala gave him was the title of forbearance, and the title of being a applicator, and the title of being humble, and the title of being repentant Allahu Akbar, these titles which we need to aspire to have in our lives. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says regarding this in a burrow, Hema, la Halle,
Mooney, Allahu Akbar, that Verily, Ibrahim Alayhi Salam was without doubt, forbearing and used to invoke Allah with humility, and was repentant to Allah all the time. Again, and again, this was Ibrahim alayhi salam, this was Ibrahim alayhi salam, and this this whole quality of being humble
is prevalent in the story in the Quran. When Allah subhanho wa Taala teaches us about the angels you breathe, and he Salam and those angels that came with him that visited Ibrahim alayhi salam, they visited him on the way to loop and the people of Luth. They were going to punish the people of Luth with a mass punishment, but they had an errand to run before that. And that was to go to the house of Ibrahim alayhis salam, and give him glad tidings of a child is Huck, give him glad tidings of a child is half Allah, his Salah. And when they visited him, from the qualities of Ibrahim was that he was generous, Allahu Akbar, we can bring out qualities of the quality of the quality of the college.
He was, he was an embodiment of the best of character. Right? So Ibrahim was also a generous person. Thus he presented to them a cough because they say the wealth of Ibrahim Alayhi Salam or his property was cows was cows. So he presented to them an entire calf cooked and ready to be consumed, but they did not partake of the meal. So he pushed it towards them, and said, Allah culotte did you not eat and then they revealed themselves as messengers from Allah, who have been sent to loot. Look at the humble Miss of this manner, immediately when he understood
that they are going to destroy the
People of love, immediately look at this humble forbearing Man, these were from his qualities, his character came out. And immediately he said, in the fee helluva that why are you going there when Luke is there, so
he is defending his brother.
And the angels responded to Allah will be when we are more knowledgeable about who's there. We are more knowledgeable about who's there. And they mentioned the punishment that's going to overcome
this nation, besides Luke and the family of Luke, except his wife, or she would be from the ones who would experience the punishment as well. But look at Ibrahim, that, you know, he, I guess, come and it's not his business to worry about the people of loot and these angels that Allah has sent to them, but he makes it his business, Allahu Akbar, because of how soft he is, and how generous he was, and how forbearing he was, and how humble he was. Now in a in the law. Today, I asked you by Allah, if
we knew that some form of harm was coming to our competition
to our competition in business, would we defend our competitor? Or would we say somehow lobby Allah Allah
and start working out our profits for the next month?
Even in the our servants of Allah, and oh Children of Adam, how have we become that even in our we are envious of other Islamic organizations? We are envious of our other Muslim brothers and sisters who are doing work in the Tao. Allahu Akbar was Ibrahim was a prophet and loot was a prophet. But was he they were doing the same that they were doing the same day. But Ibrahim Alayhi Salam had a vision. And that vision was so he'd in this video, and knew that he Salam had a vision. And that vision was so he's in this dunya and the people who lived their lives diligent to the kalama, La ilaha illa Allah, so they shared the same vision. Thus they were partners and not competitors.
Ibrahim saw this as my partner as somebody who's helping me achieve my vision. Thus, he immediately forgot about the food that wasn't being eaten, and immediately started defending his partner and his brother, Ruth la Santa Mama, what amazing lessons we learned from this great Prophet Ibrahim alayhis, salam, Hollywood, LA and again, we say, may Allah guide us with him in general. I mean, so this was from the titles of Ibrahim alayhi salam, and from his titles was that he was a prophet that was guided from a very young age. He was guided from a very young age, this is another title, which Allah subhanho wa Taala gave him the one who has guided from a young age for Allah subhanho wa Taala
said all for the
v i d mean love. Allah says that indeed we gave Ibrahim alayhi salam, his guidance from before and we will with regards to him knowledgeable, knowledgeable.
These are the titles are servants of Allah. And oh Children of Adam and this is this amazing man. And that is why I have a supermodel Allahu alayhi wa sallam taught us as is in Sahih al Bukhari and Sahih Muslim from the hadith of Ibn Abbas robiola whiner that the first person to be closed on the day of pm
on the day of tiama, will be Ibrahim Anissa. will be Ibrahim alayhi salam. And yes, he is deserving of this. For one law. He was a nation. We just discussed how he was a giant in many segments, and we've just discussed the many titles that Allah subhanho wa Taala has given him and by Allah what I have said about him thus far is only a drop in the ocean or a tip of the iceberg. He was an entire nation and Allah subhanho wa Taala declared him to be an entire nation for Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah says in Surah to nihan in a barahi McKenna
Oh, Nita Lila hanifa
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Hiroshi lemina saw Li, Allahu Akbar, Allah subhanahu wa tada says Verily, indeed, Ibrahim was an entire Ummah,
an entire nation, he was one man but he was enough. Today we we want numbers, we gauge the size of our organization or size of our talk or size of our country, based on the population population. We are obsessed with great numbers with quantity, right even the GDP it has to be a grand GDP and with GDP it must be, it must be but sometimes we make it grand based on false premise. on false premise we absorbed with quantity, Allah says be a person of quality, that Ibrahim was one man living in a nation of shirk, living in a nation of idolatry. His father was appointed, his family was appointed, but he denied it. One man, Allah said he was an entire nation, there is an entire nation that's
quality of servants of Allah. And that's quality, oh Children of Adam. And this is how we appreciate those 313 or so plus or minus, on better, on better that Allah used as a means for us to be Muslims today for us to sit here in this gathering and celebrate the life of Ibrahim alayhis salam, Allahu Akbar, quality over quantity.
This is Ibrahim. He was an old man, a leader having all the good righteous qualities.
And the nation is that the different interpretations of explanations rather, of the scholars of the field, he was obedient to Allah. He was upright hanifa and he wasn't from the mushy raccoon, the polytheists Allah says share clearly. He was thankful to Allah subhanho wa Taala for these gifts that Allah gave him and we discuss the importance of being thankful. And Allah says that Allah chose him as an intimate friend khaleel Allahu Akbar and guided him to a straight path. And Allah says, and we gave him good in this world, and in the Hereafter, he shall be of the righteous May Allah give us good in this world and make us from the righteous in the hereafter. Amin, amin, amin,
Allah subhanho wa Taala as we continue discussing the blessings of Ibrahim alayhi salam, O servants of Allah, and oh Children of Adam. Allah teaches us that from the titles of Ibrahim was that he was the father of prophethood and revelation La ilaha illAllah. Imagine having that title of servants of Allah. Imagine, imagine having that title of children of Adam to be the father of prophethood and Revelation.
Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, for Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah says in Surah towheaded.
three reethi Hema Lu waterwell kita. Allah says that
in his progeny
Prophethood and Revelation, and we discussed this yesterday that from the blessings of Ibrahim Alayhi Salam and how Allah loved him, and how pleased he made Allahu Akbar, Allah declared that every prophet that will enter this world after him will be from his family will be from his family, for Ibrahim had two sons named his heart and his marine or his marine and his heart. And the scholars of Tafseer say or some say that is married was given to Brahim when he was 90 years old, and some say 95. And some have given other fingers. And his half was given to him at the age of 100.
And every prophet after these two sons,
were from the progeny of Ibrahim
for his have had a son called Jaco and the article was titled Israel in Israel and that's where we have the story of Israel
and his have had children and every prophet after his heart, goes to Ibrahim Alayhi Salam through his heart Elisa,
except one prophet. And that was Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who goes to Ibrahim via is Marina la sala Vyas married and he said, Allah subhanho wa Taala gave Ibrahim is Marielle through hajra alayhis salam, and gave Ibrahim is hacked through sobre