Channel: Sajid Ahmed Umar
This talk was presented at the Twins of Faith Conference in Malaysia at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC), during December 2013.
The theme of the Conference was #TheSunnahTheBETTER
In this Lecture, Sheikh Sajid speaks about being a grateful and thankful slave to Allah Almighty in all circumstances based on Quranic ayaat and life lessons that were witnessed in the life of the best man to have walked this earth – Muhammad ibn Abdillah (saw)
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And all praises belong to Allah, my dear brothers and sisters, for our hearts,
which are made up of four amazing chambers, and beat, on average 72 beats a minute, and approximately 2.5 billion times in a life of 66 years, and Alhamdulillah and all praises belongs to Allah subhanho wa Taala for this heart, about which Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, is a swallow, swallow hell just a doula that if this heart becomes correct, the entire body will be correct. And if either festered faster, they'll just do it and if this heart becomes corrupt, then the entire body will be corrupt. La ilaha illa Allah, indeed, there is no one with your worship, besides one Allah, and all praises belong to Allah subhanho wa Taala. For our eyes, eyes that blink
about 12 times a minute, with each blink lasting, a 10th of a second and eyes that can see different shapes and differentiate between different sizes and different colors and eyes.
When used with the correct heart, become a means of us witnessing Allah subhanho wa Taala. And all praises belong to Allah subhanho wa Taala for our faculty of hearing, and our ears,
that allow us to hear different sounds and differentiate between different languages and dialects. And this function in our body, that is also responsible for our balance. And all praises belong to Allah. For these ears, that when used with a correct heart, allow us to listen about Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah indeed, to Allah subhanho wa Taala belongs all praises the most beautiful of praises, whether we praise Allah subhanho wa Taala or we refrain al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen. All praises belong to Allah subhanho wa Taala irrespective of our application, thus, it's imperative are servants of Allah. And oh Children of Adam, that we say, Allahu Allah kill him. Kamehameha Haley
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That Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah has inspired me towards sharing with you all that I introduce our topic of today. And that is the statement of Allah akun ramadan shakoora. Should I not be a thankful slave? This talk in this conference, which is a blessing conference in sha Allah, with blessing people in sha Allah, a talk in a conference titled
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A conference dedicated towards celebrating the life of Muhammad Ali Abdullah Saleh Allahu alayhi wa sallam, a conference dedicated towards reviving the methodology, the prophetic methodology, the methodology of the best person who walked the face of this earth. Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam May Allah subhanho wa Taala gather us with him in general. I mean, this Toko servants of Allah are the topic and title of this talk is based on the heady the hadith of his blessed wife, our mother, I shall be Allah and her, a Heidi, which is in Sahih Muslim, when she says that she witnessed the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam standing long hours of the night
observing the Salah, worshiping Allah subhanho wa Taala to such an extent that his beloved feet would become swollen. And as a result, his skin would crack sallallahu alayhi wasallam she witnessed her husband, our Prophet, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam doing this. And when she saw what happened to him, she said to him, oh prophet of Allah, O Prophet of Allah, you are doing this, when you are the one whose past and future sins are forgiven. sapan Allah Subhan Allah, you are doing this. You are worshipping Allah to this extent, when your past and future sins have been forgiven, as if to say, even if you worship Allah, a little less than this, it would be okay. And Muhammad
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam turned to his beloved wife, Aisha radiallahu anha and said to her, a fella who lived in Chico
akula absentia. koora should not be a thankful slave. This is who he was. All servants of Allah, and oh Children of Adam, a man of excellence, a man of ASN. In everything he did, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and even after he was declared to be from amongst those three from blame, he worshipped Allah subhanho wa Taala even better, and he never allowed himself sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to become complacent with Allah subhanho wa Taala makers from amongst the excellent I mean, my dear brothers and sisters,
are servants of Allah. And oh Children of Adam. If we haven't realized yet, then understand that being grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala is part of our faith. It's part of our Islam. It's part of our Eman And it's from exercising good manners with Allah.
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Allah subhanho wa Taala it is from exercising good manners with him to panda who were to Allah and recognizing the blessings in general, have a person who is benevolent to us, who is kind to us, but more specifically, when we talk about Allah subhanho wa Taala. When we speak about being grateful to Allah, then this entails being grateful with our tongue and being grateful with our bodies and being grateful with our hearts Subhana Allah subhanaw taala This is the most complete way of being grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala with our tongues when we say Alhamdulillah and we praise Allah subhanho wa Taala with the magnanimous praises taught to us by Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa
sallam, and with our bodies when our worship increases and the quality of our worship improves, this is from thanking Allah subhanho wa Taala. This is from recognizing the boundaries that Allah subhanho wa Taala has showered upon us that we are in constant touch with this reality that Allah is benevolent and Allah is most bountiful upon us. And he showered upon us gift after gift after gift with the waking of every day and the sleeping of every night. Thus the servant becomes overwhelmed and he becomes more closer to Allah and he becomes more attached to Allah because he loves Allah subhanho wa Taala more and as a result, he worships Allah subhanho wa Taala better and he increases
in the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So thanks to Allah subhanho wa Taala is given through action as well and
We know this from when Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah commanded the family of the Buddha Allah His solemn to thank Allah through action for Allah subhanho wa Taala said it romelu Allah shukra Allah commanded the family of Ali Salaam to be thankful in practice to be thankful in action.
So that is thanking Allah with our bodies. And then we think Allah subhanho wa Taala as well with our hearts. And this is through increasing the actions of the heart and improving the actions of the heart from our Eman becoming stronger to our tawakkol becoming stronger, and our love for Allah subhanho wa Taala becoming greater as well as our fear
over the punishment of Allah subhanho wa Taala increasing as well. We thank Allah subhanho wa Taala by reforming our hearts as well. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from the thankful I mean, I mean, my dear brothers and sisters,
praising Allah subhanho wa Taala and recognizing his bounties
and speaking about these bounties of Allah subhanho wa Taala to those who wish us well. I'm not saying we should speak about Allah as gifts upon us to everybody. Because Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in a hadith which is acceptable is that Allah Kava is our education bill kinsman that assists yourselves in your affairs by keeping them a secret by not exposing them, right? Today, Masha, Allah, everything goes on Facebook. Soon as it happens post on Facebook, which restaurants I'm in what food I'm eating, which way to serve me the price of the meal as well. Everything is on Facebook, right? Where everyone who wishes well for us and does not wish well for
us seize the teaching of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is to acknowledge Allah as gifts upon us, but to those who wish well for us. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, we'll be near Matthew Robic for Hadith that as for the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala upon you, then speak about them. This is from thanking Allah subhanho wa Taala. My dear brothers and sisters, thanking Allah is an act of worship. It is an act of worship, recognizing these boundaries from Allah upon us is an act of worship. When we think Allah with our tongues and with our bodies, and with our hearts, we are actually building our agenda. We are actually planting trees for our agenda or in our agenda. We
are actually digging streams in our agenda. We are actually building palaces in our gender Allahu Akbar. how merciful is Allah subhanho wa Taala upon us, that when we thank Allah, it benefits us to panoro bl Allah, we thank Allah, it benefits us. And that's why I was called as Allahu Allah him say that you and I, we will always be in depth to Allah subhanho wa Taala always,
I'm not talking about you know, because we cannot put a price to eyesight, and we cannot put a price to hearing. And we cannot put a price to a heart that beats without us thinking. I'm taking it. I'm speaking about the brothers and sisters from a much more simpler level. We will always be in depth to Allah, always, always. Because when we worshipped Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala rewarded us. So we were in debt.
And if you said Well, let me thank Allah subhanho wa Taala for rewarding me for inspiring me to worship Him. And you said Alhamdulillah to Allah, and thanks to Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala rewarded you again. So you still in debt.
And if you said, let me say Alhamdulillah for being inspired to say Alhamdulillah
for being inspired to thank Allah because I worshipped Allah. So you said Alhamdulillah Allah subhanho wa Taala rewarded you again. So you are still in debt. So Pamela, and that is why the statement of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when he taught us that none of us will enter Jannah because of our deeds, rather we will enter agenda because of the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala it makes absolute sense. Allah subhanho wa Taala are servants of Allah. No Children of Adam is perfect from ever and is perfect forever. Allah subhanho wa Taala did not need you and I to praise him.
For him to be an Hameed, no servants of Allah. He was an Hamid before we praised him, Allah did not need to create to be known as the creator. He was alcoholic before he subhanho wa Taala. created. He's perfect from ever and will be perfect forever. When we thank him Oh servants of Allah, this does not increase the majesty of Allah subhanho wa Taala and if we refrain from thanking Him and live a life in sin, this does not decrease from the majesty of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala is honey Yun Hamid, Allah is independent, the owner of all bounty and the owner of all praise, Allah doesn't need us all servants of Allah when we thank Allah it is for our own
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Allahu Akbar, when we thank Allah, it's for our own benefit. We build our agenda as a result. And thus the question begs to be asked are servants of Allah and our children of Adam, what is our condition? With thanking Allah subhanho wa Taala what is our placement with regards to this great Sunnah, especially in this conference dedicated towards the revival of the son of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam right. We need to ask ourselves these real questions because inshallah we have come here for real change. You being here in this venue, is the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Make this a bountiful worship, where you go home with magnanimous benefits from this get
together from this coming together. environments such as this, oh servants of Allah, and oh Children of Adam, are gatherings that are surrounded by angels, these gatherings that have come together to learn from the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala, much dumber comun fi beighton minuut la hitta la luna Kitab Allah WETA Dara Suna who FEMA bayona home Elena's Alitalia Hema Sakina rahasya Toma Rama Malaika was Akira Houma la human ENDA Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught us a hadith in Sahih Muslim. He says, There is no group of people, yourself and myself that have come together to learn from the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala and learn from the lessons of this book and the
teachings of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam all together except that Allah blesses them with four gifts. The first gift Allah causes contentment to before the gathering.
I'm sure you all know that because there's a lot of sleep in the eyes of the people. See this contentment that's falling?
Now I think your contentment is from the rice you had for lunch.
He says sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that contentment befalls this gathering. And this gathering, Allah causes it to be engulfed in Allah's mercy. And Allah causes angels to surround this gathering. And Allah is so proud of us, that Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions this gathering to the angels that are with Allah subhanho wa Taala and Allahu Akbar, imagine Allah mentioning you by name, to His angels to gibreel Ali salam, expressing how proud he is of you for taking our time to learn from the inheritance of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam This is the reality of this gathering. It's imperative brothers and sisters, that you do not go home, except that you have taken points of
change with you. And you have a strong resolve to make a positive impact in your life. And in fact, positive change in your home, in your school, in your environment in your country, because this is who we are, are servants of Allah and oh Children of Adam. We
From the unof Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and oma that never came to this world to beg in front of other nations and ask them what they can do for us rather, we are an oma that came to take from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And give to the people this is who we are as servants of Allah. This is Islam has an unprecedented honor and intrinsic honor. And you and I have to ask ourselves what is preventing us from ascertaining this honor? For Indeed Allah says for in the desert Allah He Jamia that indeed all of honor is with Allah subhanho wa Taala. We went on in our life, we looking for honor in our life of servants of Allah, all of Ana is with Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah and Allah
has placed honor in Islam in being a Muslim in following the footsteps of Muhammad Ali Abdullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in being a thankful servant, as he was sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
What is our condition of servants of Allah? Are we those people who have been plagued with the disease of saying, I put food on my table, and it was my skill that paved the way for this results. And it was my effort. And it was my intelligence that got this deal sealed. It was my study, and my hard work and my application in the exam that made me pass my exams is this who we are, for if this is the case, then hazari had We ask Allah subhanahu attallah to protect us, for the way of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was to say, All praises belong to Allah who inspired me to be diligent in my examinations, and inspire me to study for my examinations and decreed upon me a pass. And it
was the way of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to say, All praises belong to Allah subhanho wa Taala, who showered upon me beneficial sustenance. This was the way of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam to attach everything to Allah subhanho wa Taala and not attach any success to himself. And this was the ultimate way of showing thanks and gratitude to Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah. May Allah protect us from heedlessness, because my dear brothers and sisters, some of the speech that we hear from people amidst us, is indeed a great act of heedlessness. And at the beginning of my talk, I praised Allah subhanho wa Taala for certain faculties for our heart for our ability to see and our
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in random. I did it with purpose to highlight this point of heedlessness, because Allah subhanho wa Taala rebukes those who are heedless when he says in his book in Surah Surah
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Allah allow him or her that we have certainly created the Hellfire for many of the jinn kind and many of mankind why Allah, why because they have hearts, but they do not understand. They have hearts which physically beat for hearts which are spiritually dead, and they have eyes which physically see but eyes which are spiritually blind, and they have ears which physically hear, but the ears are sadly, spiritually death. Allah says about these people who don't thank Allah using the hearts and don't thank Allah using the ears and don't thank Allah using the eyes. Allah says about them that these people are like livestock. And Allah says Nay, they worse than livestock worse. Why?
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to the one looking after the head.
Allah says these people in heedlessness are worse than cattle. Why? Because they are heedless. They are heedless. They know about Allah subhanho wa Taala. But they act as if they don't know. They know the coming of the hour is near, but they act as if they don't know about the hour.
If terribleness he said boom, we're home to filati moredun Allah subhanho wa Taala says that the coming of the hour is close. The coming of the hour to mankind is close, but they are in a state of heedlessness and rejected because of this heedlessness May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us all. I mean, I mean, so ultimate success My dear brothers and sisters is in praising Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah in attributing and associating all your successes to Allah subhanho wa Taala for this is the way of the believer, all praises belong to Allah for the wonderful husband Allah has blessed me with and inshallah husbands are wonderful. And all praises belong to Allah subhanho wa Taala for the
wonderful wife that Allah subhanho wa Taala blessed me with and insha Allah, all our wives are wonderful. And we praise Allah subhanho wa Taala for our children, and we never ever deny Allah subhanho wa Taala or recognizing that everything happens because of the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala lists are servants of Allah and our children of Adam. This whole concept of tying everything back to Allah was the way of the best people that walked the face of this earth. I just told you what Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam said to I shall be Allahu Allah. And Allah subhanho wa Taala in his book tells us about our second father, who's our second father,
who had a Salah Lou Halle Salam is our second father, because when the flood hit, no one survived, except those that were with the new Hydra, his Salah, in that which he built, and he salam, Allah subhanho wa Taala raised Allah His Salam in rank, and se is in who can evidential Cora that indeed, new Allah His salam, new Allah His Salam was a thank full slave, a thankful slave and with regards to the father of the prophets, Ibrahim alayhis salam Ibrahim alayhi salam, Allah subhanho wa Taala says in a barrage Hema Khanna mettam ponyta Lillahi hanifa wala mia akumina mushrikeen Shahrukh Shakira Lee and Naomi ag tebah Hoo
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what a now houfy dunia hacer una or in who Phil Hiro de la mina swadeshi in Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah says indeed, Ibrahim Alayhi Salam was a comprehensive leader, devoutly obedient to Allah inclining towards the truth, and he was not of those who are associated partners with Allah Subhana