Channel: Sajid Ahmed Umar
This was a short Jumuah talk presented by Sheikh Sajid Umar at Masjid al-Falaah, Zimbabwe.
With the current state and plight that we find our Ummah in, Sheikh Sajid teaches us a major solution. A short reminder yet deep and profound in its message and meaning ..Alhamdulillah
Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala rasulillah who Allah Allah he was. He was a limiter Sleeman kathira en la ami Dini. amudha la Molina Illa Magnum tena Anika Intel animal Hakeem love Magnum and found out when the Magnum tena was in our element or MLM er Karim rubbish roughly surgery or sadly Emery de melissani ef poco de All praise belongs to Allah subhanho wa Taala 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 evil of our souls, as well as the adverse consequences of our deeds, who serve Allah subhanho wa Taala decrees guidance upon the nun can misguide him, and
will serve Allah subhanho wa Taala decrease misguidance upon the man can guide him and peace and salutations be upon the final messenger, Muhammad Ali Abdullah Saleh Allahu alayhi wa sallam, I bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship besides one Allah, and that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is His Messenger. My dear brothers and sisters in Islam, I greet you with the greetings of peace on a great day of peace Assalamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
oh seven sofala no children of Adam,
a long time ago, before the Muslims migrated to Medina.
Around the fifth year, after the advent of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam a case was presented before adjust King, a king known as an Najafi, the king of habit. And this case came about when the believers were asked to go to heaven
and live a peaceful living after experiencing strife at the hands of the parish in Makkah.
And as the Quraysh came to learn, of the Muslims moving to have a shot,
they decided to counteract this progress by sending two very intelligent individuals to go over to have a shot and meet with this just King and try and pollute the reality around these Muslims who migrated that perhaps this king would send these Muslims back to Mecca. So they sent
in the last, and they sent Abdullah ibn Abu Dhabi. They sent up the law, even a B or A B, two very intelligent members who were not Muslims at the time, and two members from the Quran. And they sent them with gifts for this just King. And when they arrived in Russia, and presented these mighty gifts to this just King, they went about their business and moved the propaganda that was being spread in Mecca. To this new place, Habesha and misinformed this king about the affairs of the Muslims. But a person who is just remains just in every circumstance, and refuse to be swerved by the gifts that he received and chose the path of justice and requested the Muslims to be brought in
front of him to share their side of the story. Thus, the Muslims came. And they chose to be their speaker and Representative Jaffer.
And when the king asked him about the Muslims and their reality, in light of what was said about them, Jaffer spoke words, words that should be written in gold, and words that will be remembered till the end of time. He said that we were people. We were people who worshipped idols. We were people who ate the meat of dead animals. We were people that engaged in adultery. We were immoral. In our speech. We were immoral in our actions. And we were people. That disunited from our family members and cut relations, and we're people that were improper to our neighbors. We were people basically not worth being remembered. And then came
Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, a person who enjoyed the noblest of lineages, and he came to us and he guided us towards worshiping only one Allah subhanho wa Taala and warned us against associating partners with him. And he warned us against all devices that was just presented. This is what happened, oh seven of Allah, and oh Children of Adam, many, many years ago, many years before the era of the Muslims to Medina, are servants of Allah. No Children of Adam, we learn a plethora of lessons from this incident in the life of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, from these lessons is firstly, the permissibility of us, recognizing our weaknesses, recognizing our mistakes, and
having the ability to be candid about these mistakes, to be candid in the right manner, not to bring about the mistakes of others, but to speak of our own mistakes with the intention of showing how we become better or how we should be better. We also learn from this observance of Allah and our children of Adam, the means of success, and that success is in worshipping Allah subhanho wa Taala. And success is in being from the people of taqwa, people who follow the directives of Muhammad Ali Abdullah Saleh Allahu alayhi wa sallam, this is indeed success. And this is indeed happiness for life both in this world and the Hereafter, and that would substantiates This is an idea in the book
of Allah subhanho wa Taala. A beautiful area and all the is in the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala a beautiful Allah subhanho wa Taala says, men amela saw me veker in
wahoo I mean, Fernando Sheehan, who higher up by
Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Whoever does good deeds from both the males and the females,
well, who am I? And he's a believer This is the criteria that you declare the oneness of Allah subhanho wa Taala and you accept the prophecy of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam your good deeds without this criteria means nothing, whoever does good deeds, while being a believer, Allah subhanho wa Taala says as a result of this, we will give you a resilient life, you will live a better life, your situation will become better. And the fruits of these good deeds is not specific to the realm of this world. Rather, it will transfer with you to the era for Allah then goes on to say that Allah will reward us with a reward far better than that which we used to do. This is
success oh seven of Allah. And this is success. Oh Children of Adam Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught as denoting success, and denoting guidance truck to vehicle man in Temasek to be he lent Avi Luba de Aveda Kitab Allah he was at he said, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I have left with you two things, if you hold steadfast upon these two things, steadfast, not pick and choose, remain steadfast upon these two things you will never ever go astray. These two things are the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala and the son of Muhammad Ali Abdullah Saleh Allahu alayhi wa sallam Allah subhanho wa Taala gather us with him in gender. So this is success My dear brothers and sisters
and then we have the converse attribute or the converse meta when we discuss success, and that is failure. And in this incident, which I cited for you, concepts of failure were shared. And these concepts refer to staying away from the directors of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam, going against the teachings of Allah subhanho wa Taala choosing to adopt the don'ts and stay away from the do's, this is the recipe for failure, choosing to bring upon yourself a way other than the way of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam This is a recipe for failure. Because you and I oh seven stuff a lot. And oh Children of Adam are people of La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasulullah La ilaha illAllah
Lam Abu Dhabi Hakan in LA LA. When we say la ilaha illa Allah we say there is no one worthy of worship, besides one Allah. If no one is worth your worship besides one Allah. This means that we don't do except for Allah. And we don't speak except for Allah and we don't leave except for Allah and we don't remain silent.
Allah and we don't live except for Allah. This is the reality of La ilaha illa Allah few words are servants of Allah and O Children of Adam, but mighty in presence mighty in its directors, this is what La Ilaha Illa means, and when you say la ilaha illa Allah, then this necessitates Muhammad Rasulullah that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam is his final messenger meaning that there's no way to Allah except via the way of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam and this is known as El metabo. We have La ilaha illa Allah which is an Atlas, which is to be sincere, and then we have Al metabo, that we worship Allah and live for Him upon the way of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam
not upon the way of our culture's, or the norms or pressures of the norms, or that which we feel is correct. The only way to Allah is via Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. But when we choose to leave these directives, my dear brothers and sisters, then the opposite of success comes into our lives which is failure. And if you're not convinced, then have you not read the ayah in the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala we Allah subhanho wa Taala said sudo to what Lou la him number a lady Tina who is Tina fansler Amina better who shavon so can Amina la de
Lara now who will be happy when I can know who
whatever however, Samantha who committed will help in Kashmir valley he'll have out at ruku yell has velyka method will call me Latina
Latina fapa Susilo cosas lomita for karoun sir ms elendil levena double bi Tina fusa home can we have the moon Allah subhanho wa Taala commands Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and reveals to him to teach us the example of the one
that the guidance from Allah subhanho wa Taala reached, but he choose to peel himself away from this guidance, he choose to detach himself away from this guidance. And as a result, shavon pursued him for kind of menial horween and thus he was averted from the path of guidance and was a person of misguidance Allah says, if we would, we would have guided him by the guidance we allowed to reach him.
We would have guided him by the guidance we allowed to reach him the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala, which was revealed and the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam which came to him, Well, I can no, but he chose to become a victim of this life. He chose to become a victim of time as a result, whatever However, he followed his desires and instead of being Abdullah, the servant of Allah, he became
the servant of his desires. Allah says the example of this person is like the example of a dog may Allah Allah you're
a dog if you chase it, what happens it pants and if you leave it, it pants is addicted to this life, and he's sold to this world and he has
given something greater for the lesson.
We almost have Hannah who attended protect us. So we learn from this when you choose to be sinful, then failure comes into your life. And if you still not convinced, then what about the ayah in the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah subhanho wa Taala says
Allah Mia de la Vina retun al obAmE
Nasha Sabina, B Xu B him,
pu B him for whom Allah is Maroon. Allah subhanho wa Taala says
our lamea D levy in Arizona has guidance not come to those who have inherited this earth after the misguided people before who had destroyed that if our world if Allah wished and world
Allah would hold us accountable because of our sins. This is the reality of sermons of Allah when we are in a situation. Think of the sense think of them as guidance. Think of our proximity from Allah subhanho wa Taala the distance between us and piety and loving the way of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And if you still not convinced there's many I
think of the ayah in the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala we have lost passion
Who has Erlang pseudo uncouth as an example, where there was a Moodle wakatobi and Allah Kumi Misaki him, Allah subhanho wa Taala brings our attention to the homes of ad and mood that were destroyed heavily and their homes were not the homes that we have today. They were mighty powerful homes. Why were they destroyed because of their sins, shape and beauty fight for them, disobeying Allah and they reap the fruits of disobedience. This is what happens Oh sevens of Allah and our children of Adam, when this obedience becomes strike, when it becomes rife in society, when since outweighed piety, the tables turn, the fortune becomes misfortune, how becomes sickness or the fruits of health
are not felt well becomes poverty, education becomes ignorance. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us with Allah subhanho wa Taala protecting us happiness becomes depression. Allah subhanho wa Taala says in his book,
the creeper in Allah humeri
shuru yo yo man, pa Mati.
Allah says that the people who leave the Quranic directives, the message from Allah, the revelation from Allah, the teachings of the messenger, then the net result of this is that they will have a depressed life, a narrow life, a restricted life, complaining a lot. They don't see the silver lining in the dark clouds that they might see. This is the result of leaving the Quranic directors, and it doesn't end there. Allah subhanho wa Taala says that their sin will affect them in the hereafter in a even more difficult way. Why they will be raised on the day of pm a blank. And now this person he's to see when he lived in this world. So he'll ask Allah Bala Billy Mahesh, mutiny
Dooku bersih, you're going to ask Allah, why have I been resurrected blind? When I lived a life when I could see Allah will say Karla karateka etka tuna in the same way our science came to you. Our messenger came to you. The Quran came to you, you set for talk after the talk, you listen to talk after talk, remind This came to you, but you chose to turn a blind eye in the same way that you did that. You will be forgotten today. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us by the brothers and sisters. Why this talk and why this topic today. This topic brothers and sisters is because we know what's happening to our brothers and sisters in Palestine. A lot of us are sitting
in our lounges on dining room tables probably at the halfway house at the golf course at the back of the massage and discussing what can we do to assist the situation? This is what we say, this is what we asked him.
And my dear brothers and sisters, assistance happens
by becoming a true servant of Allah. And assistance happens by being a servant upon the way of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam there's many, many ideas being discussed. Some are saying we should protest. This is not a discussion about the permissibility of protests or my views regarding protests. But brothers and sisters, let's be serious, if we protesting by day, and sleeping over federal before that, and our soccer is not up to date. And we signing rebar contracts by day.
And we eat the same way we ate and laugh the same way we love and live the same way we live then how is change going to happen?
Let's not become a product of hairpin where he is deceived us and he's made what we think is good. Or what he makes the bad that we do or that which is ineffective seem good. So we remain upon it and forget what is of greater priority and greater standing understand this oh servants of Allah and oh Children of Adam, this talk requires time. It requires more effort. But Mariela utra kulula Ultra Low if we can't do anything in its entirety, we shouldn't leave it out in its entirety. I chose to use this as a platform to share a subtle message that yes, yes, we want to boycott certain products. But as you boycott those products, boycott leaving select to boycott this idea of staying far away
from the masjid boycott being disrespectful to your parents, boycott, Riba boycott not paying your soccer boycott not being a good neighbor. boycott being disunited boycott all those matters that will not bring it back to this. That will not bring it is an honor and strength back to this oma because my dear brothers and sisters you and I we are part of the solution. Yes.
We need sincere politicians. Yes, we need sincere legislators. Yes, we need sincere people to follow policies but understand You and I, the Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. This amount of our own method has been given the legacy of the umbilical salatu wa sallam, we are part of the solution. And the solution is in going back to the basics before the grave and that is La ilaha illa Allah, Muhammad Rasul Allah, may Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive our weaknesses, forgive our ignorance, inspire knowledge and make us people who are substantial, not people that speak and we don't act and people that do, but in an unsubstantial way. I mean, have Allah who are some Allah wa Sallim, wa
barik, ala nabina, Muhammad Juana and he was