Sajid Umar – Lessons from the Life of Ibrahim AS Part 3 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 3 Sheikh extracts Lessons from the ayaat in Surah Maryam describing the earliest event in the life of Ibrahim (as), when he was in the home of his father.
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Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah gave Ibrahim is married through Hajj of alayhis salam, and gave Ibrahim his heart through sobre
and Ibrahim was commanded to take her job and his mareel to the barren land. And thus we celebrate the life of Ibrahim in our Amara and had the Zamzam. dermatome of Ibrahim the Safa and Marwa the pelting of the shale queen. Right? So Panama Look how Allah Allah, Akbar, cough this manner, that an entire pillar in Islam has been revealed.
In recognition of Ibrahim alayhis, salam, Allah what will make us understand who is the primary Salah that Allah makes us
after going out, and on the days of Kashmiri go and pelt suppiler abila, not once, but the second day, and the third day, and the fourth day we have the three days of the chariot. And then we have the pouting of the the greater jamara on the day of imagined, simple pelting why because a great man who walked this earth before you and I, he did this, and it was beloved to Allah, there were devils that were trying to throw him off, carrying out the command of Allah and this is what he did. And Allah loved it, thus emulated, Russ emulated our loves to see that act happen time and time again. Thus he made it a pillar or part of the pillar of the pillars of Islam Hajj, lavaca, Allahu Akbar,
Allah He, our my hairs are standing, just talking about Ibrahim alayhi salam, just thinking about imagine, imagine us in this world, and the most amazing person, your hero, the most common person you would love to meet. He praises you by name. And he introduces an act that is dedicated to you how honored and how special would you feel?
Imagine that. And the Lord of the worlds
has recognized the man and set as a practice and action that celebrates the action of this man and recognizes him. So how special must he be? Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. Again we say May Allah subhanho wa Taala give us with him in general. I mean, I mean, I mean, so this is it are servants of Allah, Allah placed in his progeny. Prophethood Lupo, WA, and revelation for all these prophets came from his progeny and books were revealed to them. This, these books and these prophets were in the progeny of Ibrahim alayhis salam What an amazing person indeed, what an amazing person indeed and that is why when someone told the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Oh best of mankind. Yeah, very
Yeah, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, you know, the best of mankind is Ibrahim alayhis, salaam, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. He that's why he's been given these titles. He's been given these titles.
And for your information for those who want to follow up. This particular Hadith is the editor fantasy, but Malik is the editor fantasy with Malik and is found in Sahih Muslim, so hey, Muslim, and we just shared area, the hadith of Ibn our bass, how Ibrahim Alayhi Salam will be the first to be closed on the day of piano. So his blessings continue from this world into the hereafter.
My dear brothers and sisters will llahi I mean, we rightfully the talk should end now we've completed over an hour. And, honestly, to sit and discuss the history of Ibrahim Alayhi Salam and the many events that happened in his life. And the many lessons that can be deduced from these events. We would require, I would say two days, two days together, maybe 10 hours on one day and 10 hours on the next day. In fact, maybe we should make this a course Marshall. I see. The brothers here. They have their folders for the alcocer course that they are attending here to find out Mashallah May Allah bless them for the striving, they've sat the whole day today for almost 10
hours. And they're sitting for this program where the law will not bless you, and increase your knowledge and make you laugh.
And make from your children or lemma as well. I mean, I mean, and perhaps this can be a course for life, just to sit down and better our lives from studying the life of Ibrahim alayhi salam, but with with your permission, with your permission, if you permit, if you permit, I would like to read some Ayah
from the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala that describes one event, or the earliest event in the life of Ibrahim alayhis salam and that is him in the house of his father, in the house of idolatry and the conversation
That takes place between them. And three or four lessons that we can deduce with your permission with your permission, because we wouldn't complete this talk if we didn't at least take an incident from his life and learn from it. Allah subhanho wa Taala in his book says, was chlorophyl kita ba ba he in who can de Pon B
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The Quran is beautiful, Allah, soothing, it's soothing, it's therapeutic, as we say, we take peace from it and contentment from it. And especially when you understand it, especially when you understand it, let us go through this, if it does go through this is in the 19th chapter, or more appropriately surah in the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah, Allah Subhana. Allah says, what could fill Kitab Ibrahim? And mentioned in the book The story of Ibrahim, I'm going to run through this quickly. Indeed, he was a man of truth, and the prophet and mentioned when he said to his father, oh, my dear father, why do you worship that which does not hear and does not see and will
not benefit you at all? Oh, my dear father, indeed, that has come to me of knowledge, that which has not come to you. So follow me, and I will guide you to an even path. Oh, my dear father, do not worship shavon indeed, shavon has ever been to the Most Merciful, disobedient, Allahu Akbar. Look at the advice of a young to the one who is old.
Oh, my dear father, indeed, I fear that they will touch you a punishment from the Most Merciful. So you would be to shavon a companion in the Hellfire
law Allahu Akbar. So his father heard him and said to him,
Have you no desire for my gods? Oh, Ibrahim. If you do not desist meaning from saying what you say, I will surely stone you. So avoid me and get away from me for a prolonged time.
So he was scolded, and he was caught and Ibrahim turns to his father and say
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peace be upon you. Sir as stone Pharaoh laka B, I will ask forgiveness for you from my lord la Akbar. Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, in who can be heavy? Indeed, he's ever gracious to the law. How many of us value our Islam and are a man of law? Have we ever thanked Allah for waking up with his greatest gift Islam and his greatest gift man have we ever sent Allah? Allah asked you have you ever sent Allah literally cried to Alliance it? Yeah, Allah, Allah, He gave me the greatest gift without me ever asking you for it. Have we ever looked at Ibrahim alayhis salam.
And Ibrahim Alayhi Salam says, and I will leave you and those you invoke other than Allah, and I will invoke my align my Lord, I expect that I will not be in invocation to my Lord, and happy.
So when he had left them, and those they worshipped other than Allah, we gave him his heart. And we gave him yakou from the progeny of his heart, and each of them we made a profit. And we gave them our mercy Allahu Akbar, and we made for them a reputation of high honor. This is what Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah says in Surah Maryam in the fact that I chose to recite for you brothers and sisters, before we leave, let us traverse through this ayah together, let us traverse very quickly through these together and at least through the double, extrapolate some lessons for Ibrahim Alayhi Salam and his life is deserving of us doing this. Allah Subhana who Allah teaches us from this ayah
brothers and sisters, that charity begins at home. Because Allah tells us in this portion of the Quran, how Ibrahim Alayhi Salam is giving Dawa to his father first, not to anyone else in the community, to his father, first, charity begins at home.
Today, brothers and sisters, we are quick to look at the faults of others. And we don't see the problems that needs fixing right in front of us.
I'm not saying that that our should not be comprehensive. It shouldn't be, but that our should also be prioritized. And Allah subhanho wa Taala commanded His Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to begin this Dawa by inviting the close ones, one zero or she can
start with your close ones, your relatives and those
in close proximity. Charity begins at home. This is what we learn first and foremost from the outset of this conversation between Ibrahim Alayhi Salam and his father. What an amazing that Abraham Elisa was we just said at the beginning that he was a giant in the hour. Right? He was a giant in that hour. those closest to us brothers and sisters, they have a greater right to our goodness, then those who are further from us.
And when Islam teaches us to maintain family relations, it's not just about visiting people. It's not just about visiting people, it's about being proactive with them. This is how you maintain family relations. This is how it is that you are proactive with them, that you are first to correct their mistakes for the sake of Allah subhanahu. Allah, if there's a mistake, you don't go about speaking behind their back about their mistake. This is how that what is done to those in close proximity to us. And this is the Tao of Ibrahim is not speaking to anyone else about his father. He's immediately visiting his father and teaching his father and inviting his father alayhis salam
Today, sadly, our relationship with our families and close ones is in a total opposite direction, to Ibrahim Alayhi Salam and what Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us about him here.
And it's totally opposite to the teachings of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam we have a petty attitude in maintaining relationships with our families. We have the attitude. If they visit me, I will visit them. That's our attitude. Right? They daughter got married. They didn't invite me to their walima Wait, I'm gonna fix him. I have three daughters.
I have three.
Right. I want to fix here. This is our attitude. This is our attitude. This is not the way
Ibrahim Alayhi Salam and the Gambia salatu wa sallam, and the way of Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. This is not the way of a Muslim who has submitted to the will of Allah and declared Allah as one and accepted the prophecy of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam
a Muslim lives his or her life, upon the character of Islam, and not the character of another person.
If your values is to greet people, you will greet them every day, even if they don't reach you back. Because you will continue being who you are.
This is you look at this. These are the values that Islam has instilled in us, and the values that we need to strive to upkeep. And by Allah, the moment we lose these values, we will lose ourselves. Ibrahim Alayhi. Salam is teaching us the importance of value, the importance of value, we grant us the understanding.
Many of us are slaves, slaves of our own emotions, our own emotions, we just discussed how Ibrahim was supportive of loop. Today, somebody else has something we are envious. We become slaves of our own emotions.
Right? We don't work with them with the character of Islam, we work with them with other people's character. And thus we become sad people and depressed people
and people who shorten their lives. Why? Because the stress, and we know that stress has spiritual and physical harm. It has it increases our blood pressure from the physical harms, right? whereby if we took a page from the MBR, Allahu salatu salam, we would celebrate the success of somebody else, using the character and the values of Islam. And we would free ourselves from being a slave to the emotion of hazard and envy and jealousy, and so on and so forth. These qualities of shape are that made shape and become wretched and doomed forever. Try it one day, somebody has something that you would love, celebrated as if you were given that thing and see how well you sleep at night. Try it
one day. Try it one day, celebrate it as if you received it, because he's your Muslim brother.
And the character of Islam dictates that we behave this way. And this is better for our dunya and after we are migrants, they understand that so point number one, charity begins at home. Look after your family members comprehensively in visiting them. Yes. And in our data our and activeness and proactiveness with them, may Allah grant us the understanding. And the second point we learn from
the data of Ibrahim Alayhi Salam is politeness in speech. How many times did you hear Oh my dear father, yeah, Betty. Oh, my dear father, yeah, Betty. Oh, my dear father, yeah. Betty. Oh, my dear father, yeah, Betty.
How many times did you hear that just now in this is that we recited his father was upon misguidance. But look at the patience. Look at the respect. Look at Ibrahim alayhi salam, we were just discussing how forbearing and humble he had this was part of this was Ibrahim. Because this story is telling us about Ibrahim as a young boy,
he was much younger than when the angels visited him before they went to Luth. And even here, his qualities are the same. His qualities are the same. The character of Islam existed. He wasn't a person who in one portion of his life had a certain character. And in another portion of his life had a different character, a person who lost his identity. No. They always say to the identity crisis. Our youth are going through an identity crisis. They will never went through identity crises. They knew who they were. They knew where they came from. They knew where they were going. And they knew how to get their success. They had the values they were people of perspective. People
have perspective. So he's speaking to his father in the mildest of ways today by Allah, how do we address our children when they make mistakes? What words come out of our mouth
that our child might remember that word in old age and it will give them a low self esteem because of our crime and no fault of this? today even in our our sometimes how do we see people addressing the other people that they want to correct? Oh, innovator, or misguided 101 today, and so on and so forth. Hola. Hola, Stan, you can do Brahim talking to an idolater. He's saying My dear father, the softest of speech, the softest of speech and the scholars of the Arabic language. Say that
There are 10 ways to call your mother and father in the Arabic language the softest of these 10 is Yeah, herbal tea
And this was the son of all the prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala. For we see this in the story of use of Allah, his Salah when he went to his father and also said, Yeah, I Bertie and Subhana Allah, we see that these children, these young, they addressed their parents, with the respect gained from the way the parents address that, because the parents would address their children are the ambia salatu salam, they would address their children in the most sweetest of boys as well. Have we not seen in the Quran? Yeah. boonie Oh, my dear son, yeah. boulais Oh, my dear son, even in the life of Ibrahim alayhis salam, look how he was, look how he was when he was older. And Allah tested him with
his married because Allah loved this to him. And Ibrahim was making you do and for years and years and years, yeah, Allah grant me a child, grant me a child, grant me a child. So when Allah gave him his Mariela tested him, that who is more beloved to you, Allah and His command or your son is marine does, Allah commanded him to put a knife to his neck? Right? When Allah commanded him to this act, Ibrahim Alayhi Salam turned to his son. And Allah tells us this in the Quran, Allah says,
Allah Allah, Allah who say up Allah, yeah buena de la in Me,
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Allah says that once it was understood what was required of him, he turned to his son, and he said, Oh, my dear son, indeed, I see in a dream myself slaughtering you. So what do you say about this? Oh, my dear son, what do you say about this and is married and is he Salam turns to his father and says, oh, Allah, yeah. Betty, oh, my dear father, if to carry of that which Allah has commanded you to do. So taggi dooney, you will find me in sha Allah with the permission of Allah and the will of Allah may now saw berrien from the patient.
We are lawmakers, diligent parents,
and make us diligent children.
And may Allah grant us diligence in our speech and that
I mean, so that's the second point, to be sweet in our our, to be sweet in our our speak to people with kindness, speak to them with respect, speak to them with respect, repel evil with good, Allahu Akbar, even if they speak against you repel that with goodness. And this is the third point that I want to share with you from the Tao of Ibrahim, because when his father spoke to him harshly and said, if you don't stop, I will stone you and get away from me. Right? Right. This is what his father in effect said, What did he say? What did he say? He said, Santa Mona, he repelled that evil with goodness with that, which is awesome, and better.
If somebody called you names, addressed them with sweetness repel that evil with goodness. And this is the third lesson from the IRS which we read.
Ibraheem alehissalaam teaches us how to maintain our values and maintain our health and maintain our character. My father just scolded me. He told me to get away, he's threatened to stole me how scared must I feel? But immediately I will still never lose my values with regards to me and my father, does he say Salaam Alaikum Peace be upon you. And not only that, I will be good to my father. So
I will ask Allah to forgive you.
Allahu Akbar. He wants to be dutiful to his father. And yes, Ibrahim did seek forgiveness until Allah subhanho wa Taala taught him that his father is destined for the hellfire. Thus, Ibrahim Alayhi Salam had to stop and he stopped seeking forgiveness from that point onwards from that point onwards. This is the third lesson brothers and sisters, no pettiness repel evil with goodness, and this is from the highest stages of a person's character and belief. Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us this in the Quran, the ability to make your enemy your greatest friend and supporter. He says infallibility here for either the bay Nicole Urbina, who is our candidate who will lead you'd have
Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, that repel that
Evil with that which is better, so that perhaps you will convert your enemy and make him your greatest supporter. Allahu Akbar, right. This is from the lessons of Ibrahim alayhi salam, we all must have Hannah who were to Allah gather us with him in Jana, there are many, many lessons I would like to share, but inshallah This is a good reason, a good reason for us to agree to inshallah make dua that Allah gathers us again together to learn from the life of Ibrahim alayhi salam, from the life of Ibrahim alayhi salam, we can do everything, we can't do everything but we've done something and inshallah we've done a lot with the lie to Allah. inshallah, we've learned about this great
prophet, and as we learn about him,
make dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala to make us like him, ask Allah to inspire us to be like him. So Allah loves us
in a greater way, in a great way that we do those deeds that I means of owning Allah subhanho wa Taala is greater love, greater love? I mean, may Allah subhanho wa Taala get us with Ibrahim alayhis salam inshallah. And may Allah inspire us to have sittings dedicated to the lessons from the events in the life of this prophet. And the other big thing was salatu salam. May Allah subhanho wa Taala inspire us to emulate his way and the ways of the Gambia eligible salat wa salam in our lives. I mean, may Allah subhanho wa Taala gives us with an agenda. I mean, I love you all for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala we have a farewell topic tomorrow because I leave Qatar and you all after
that topic and that topic is also titled lessons from the hotel of the farewell hatch. Right so we have a farewell topic related to the farewell hedgesville was Hannah who Allah preservers in his obedience and grant us life to
avail ourselves tomorrow be de la heeta Allah and as we agreed yesterday, when you come bring two people with you because you have two hands and make sure they bring two people as well because they have to have vertical Oh fukuhara Allahu lm or sallallahu wasallam Oh barik ala nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi morain Subhana Allah He will become the Hispanic Allah humbled him they have the Shadwell ilaha illa. And that's the federal corner to be like Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh