Channel: Sajid Ahmed Umar
A talk presented by Sheikh Sajid Ahmed Umar in London encompassing the importance of having Istiqaamah (Steadfastness) in our lives.
Sheikh focuses his talk on the ayaat 30-32 in Surah Fussilaat, that speaks of the one who has steadfastness and the gifts and blessings that are showered upon this person from the Mercy of Allah Almighty.
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smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah he, he was
a llama la Molina Illa Allah.
Allah Allah will Hakeem love Medina and found out when I lived Tana, was it an element watermelon? Yeah, Kareem. All praises belong to Allah subhanho wa Taala and peace and salutations be upon the final messenger Muhammad Ali Abdullah Saleh while he was Allah. My dear brothers salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
Barcalounger for your patience and your attendance. I just lectured for almost eight hours, I think this morning, from this morning till around 430 or five o'clock at elementaita. We had a program there related to the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And for some reasons beyond our control, there was a delay getting every inshallah we'll try and release the subject matter before so that's not gonna be the length and
the topic that has been passed on to me is the topic of karma.
And it's the karma.
In the Arabic language comes from the term is the farmer. Yes, the PMO is the government and it's derived from the verb is the farmer, yes, the PMO and is the karma 10 is the root. Now, the root form, or the root now,
and in the English language, we will translate this term as being steadfast. Now it's the karma plays an integral part in our lives and
has an integral placement in terms of the area
and from that, which makes us realize how important it is
are the many is in the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And many statements found in the sooner related to come from these is the fact that Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah, or that Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah said in his book, in the greatest surah in the Quran,
in Surah Allah study
and this has been placed upon us as something that we recite every day in our solo ads. And this means, Guide us to the straight path, because this is the karma is the karma, or steadfastness refers to treading the established way. And this established way in the shediac is the middle way away that exists between two extremes. Between two extremes. We have Sarah and we study the middle way and Allah subhanho wa Taala has this ayah in Surah, Al Fatiha the greatest surah in the Quran, something that we recite every day. This is a DA where we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us steadfastness. So this fact alone should be enough in us understanding what an important concept is,
the karma is and what an integral part it has in the Sherry app, and how important it is to us as Muslims and those who have declared the oneness of Allah subhanho wa Taala and accepted the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, from the points that make us understand how important is the government is all servants of Allah and children of Adam, is that Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah commanded Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to this concept, as well as those that follow Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that Allah subhanho wa Taala said, For stuck in karma Amil woman Tabak, Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah commanded him to
remain steadfast as he has been commanded to remain steadfast. So, being steadfast is from the commands that Allah subhanho wa Taala gave to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
and from that, which makes us understand how important is the karma is, is the fact that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam commanded us as well to what is the karma? For he said some Allahu alayhi wa sallam said they do work. arriba said they do work and said they do refers to this concept of being steadfast refers to always being upon the instruction of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
But if we are unable then at least we should be close to it. Thus he said, work hard. And this is from that which also makes us realize how important his department is for the shediac has set
next to is the karma for those who try their best, but have not managed yet to achieve this the karma. So he said sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said they do wakatipu that remains steadfast and if you can't, then the next level is to try your best to be the closest to
being steadfast. From that also, which Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, which makes us appreciate, how important is the karma is, is in the hadith of Sophia and even Abdullah, a third party, when he said to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam say to me something specific to me, that I will not ask anyone besides your prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to him,
meant to be last semester, that say I have believed in Allah subhanho wa Taala and then become steadfast and then become steadfast. And Allah subhanho wa Taala. And this also is from that which makes us understand how important is the karma is has set a way for us to turn back to him. And a way for us to get back to is the karma should we make a mistake and tread the path of retrogression. Thus, Allah subhanho wa Taala said, For stuffy Moo la
was stuck Pharaoh, Allah subhanho wa Jalla said, That remains steadfast and be upon the command of Allah subhanho wa Taala and seek forgiveness forgiveness when in case you make a mistake, for we are human beings, as Allah subhanho wa Taala said, well, Holy insano very fact that we are weak, we make mistakes, we are prone to error. But the path to is the karma is always open when we fall off it. And that is through the process of his default, and seeking forgiveness in Allah subhanho wa Taala, from the greatest ways of servants of Allah, and oh Children of Adam, that allows us to appreciate and understand how important is the karma is, is by looking at the reward that Allah Subhana Allah
has set for the people who are steadfast, we look at the reward, and the reward teaches us as well, the amount of effort that's required of us to achieve the outcome because as Jessica mentioned, cinammon the reward is based upon the effort that has been rendered. And in management we always say that reward is proportional to effort, reward is proportional to effort. So what is the reward for those of is the karma?
Allah Subhana Allah tells us in the Quran that
a beloved to us will have to read it. And we love to hear the Imam recited Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah says in the levena follower of Buddha law, that indeed for those who say, are a Buddha Allah, Allah is our up soon Mr. powervault and then they became steadfast that there is no Allah He will Malaika and let her have
it, let it
continue to idle. National Olia oakum Phil hayati dunia well, Phil after a while I can see her majesty and full circle when I come down. mussalam Minerva fouda Rahim La ilaha illa Allah, what an amazing mentioned in the Book of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And indeed all the ayat in the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala amazing let's discuss this a little bit Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah says
in levena Paulo rapala indeed for those who say our up is Allah semester karma
and with their statement,
their actions followed.
They substantiated what they said, with the actions they actions proved.
What they said when they said, Indeed, our job is Allah. So they showed their belief through the actions through Mr. Karma, this is how they were steadfast, they remained upon the dues of Allah subhanho wa Taala and stayed away from that which Allah subhanho wa Taala warned against. This is how we become people of steadfastness, and they persevered, despite the obstacles despite their whispers of shavon. Despite their cultures, despite their environment,
they persevered remaining upon the path of Allah subhanho wa Taala in a way, beloved to Allah subhanho wa Taala
Adda Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions their prices What does he say?
Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala says that unnecessarily he will Malaika for them when they are passing away at a moment that is the most feared moment of their life.
Death is something we fear, because we don't know whether we from the people of gender, or whether we from the people of the Hellfire, may Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from the people of Japan. I mean, Allah subhanho wa Taala at that most feared moment showered upon us blessings, blessings after blessings. The first of which is that an absolute animal Malaika look at the prizes for is the karma that NSW Allah He will Malaika angels are caused to descend upon them. This is prize number one, prize number two, a lead to harmful and these angels are instructed to tell this dying person lead to harmful, don't be afraid, while this is the third gift and Do not be sad, Do not be sad about
that which you did, and do not fear that which is to come to Pamela. Imagine this glad tidings at the time of death.
Angels from Ghana descending upon you This is enough. But this is not enough for those of
Allah Subhana who at the LSE is for them is extra, what is the extra the message that they should not be sad about what they did, and they should not fear? what is to come la ilaha illa Allah Allah we fear having disappointed you, and we fear being people from the Hellfire and here you telling us that we should not be afraid of that which is to come Shiro bill Jana, price them number four, and be given glad tidings of gender, the gender that you were promised.
How amazing is this? At the most feared moment in her life. Allah subhanho wa Taala showered upon us blessing after blessing. It's all over. We die.
In this world when we live, we might do a good deed. But we don't know if Allah subhanho wa Taala has accepted that good deed from us, or is pleased with us. And we might be people that do good. But we don't know what our situation will be tomorrow May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. But this is the end. When you pass away that is it. If you've passed, you've passed, and if you failed, well you have
to protect us. Let's not think about that. Let's concentrate on these rewards for those of is the karma teaching us how important the concept of karma is. prize after prize angels descending as being given glad tidings of gender and being told not to fear for what we did. And not to be sad for what we did. And not to fear that which is to come. Does it and then no of sevens have a love for the people of his department there's more than in the law for the people of st karma.
Allah subhanho wa Taala gives them further gifts.
And that is
a lie, instructing the angels to tell this dying person who is scared
That Don't be afraid. We were your protectors in the life that you left. waffle f hero you're not alone. The friends that you think you're leaving behind you not we were your friends, and we are your friends in the era in the new life that you entering now into Panama. Imagine you think you are alone. But you've been told that you are never alone. And you will not be alone. How does that console the dying person
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What price is this?
We've lost count.
does it end there? No. There's more gifts. Allah subhanho wa Taala commands them to inform this person that in the agenda that this person is going to, they will have everything they merely desire. They don't have to
practice any effort just to desire it. And you will have it. If you see a bird flying and you desire to eat it. It will be in front of you as you desire it fried,
roasted as you prefer it. It will be there for you this agenda. Allah subhanho wa Taala is giving us these glad tidings that you're going to a place in which you will not have to speak you just have to design it will happen as you desire.
This is your price. This is the price with the people of color and
you might feel
What if I desire and desire and desire and what I know is that in the life of this world, my desires become dried up, have desired everything. I've desired everything I can't desire anymore. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, when you can no more desire, what a combated down then just ask.
If you get no more desire than ask, and you will be given what you want, may Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from the people of Ghana, and the people of is the karma. But
does it end there? No severance of Allah. It doesn't end there. There's more gifts from Allah subhanho wa Taala for Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah says all this from angels descending to you being told not to be sad for your past, and not to fear for that to come.
And being given glad tidings of gender and being told that these angels that are with you were your helpers in this world and your protectors in this world, and they are your same friends coming with you to the hereafter and being told that you will have everything you desire and being told that you will have everything you ask. Allah subhanho wa Taala says Lula mimma for you by that all these gifts
is just the welcoming.
It's just the Stata it's not the main meal. La Ilaha Illa loser in the Arabic language refers to that which you feed your guests when they come from a long journey and enter for you. When they come to your house. You don't shove them straight on the dining table and give them the feast. We don't do that. We let them sit, catch their breath, offer them some water. But so all of us which Allah subhanho wa Taala has just said for the people of st karma. This is equivalent to the start of the water you give your guests when they come from a long journey when you are allowing them to rest so they are ready for the main meal Illa Illa imagine what the main meal is. Imagine what other gifts
that Allah subhanho wa Taala has, for the people of Israel karma is a great gift. It requires great effort. It requires great effort.
And just in case you feel like this is impossible for me these gifts are so many and my sins are so many.
These gifts cannot be for me. This what Allah subhanho wa Taala has said it must be for the NBA salatu salam it must be for the prophets of Allah. Just in case you think that Allah subhanho wa Taala and the year by saying Lula minha for him. It's a starter for you from the most forgiving, the Most Merciful, meaning those who get this prize or people who used to make mistakes. They used to make mistakes.
But they sought forgiveness, the best Allah subhanho Ghana and the area was covered a Rahim Allah subhanho wa Taala could have ended it with any of his names and attributes. But he chose her for an A Rahim, a gift from her food and allow him to make you understand that they were people who are like yourself and myself. They weren't free from sin. They made mistakes, but they strive and when they made a mistake, they turned to Allah subhanho wa Taala and they sought forgiveness. We Allah subhanho wa Taala makers from the people of Japan. We also had a tailor makers from the people of his karma. This is what it's about are servants of Allah. And as we said earlier, Elijah minjin
Solomon, that reward is proportional to effort. So if the reward is this grant, then how should the effort be? So we should strive with the waking of every day.
We should strive with the waking up every day. And we should seek forgiveness from our life we'll make a mistake and never ever feel depressed. And never ever feel that we are lost. And never ever feel that you don't have a chance by Allah you do. By Allah we all do. As long as we are breathing, we have a chance of attaining these massive prizes that Allah subhanho wa Taala has set for Allah subhanho wa Taala is the most forgiving and the Most Merciful.
Never ever lose hope at the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala even now if you feel that I am inspired to become the best for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala but I have so much baggage, don't ever lose hope this is your time to turn to alpha foo and Rahim, the most forgiving, the Most Merciful and tell Allah subhanho wa Taala that you have a strong intention to die upon the Dharma and ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to assist you and never forget the ayah in Surah azumah the ayah which is considered
Do I have hope? In which Allah subhanho wa Taala says boulia libera de la Vina so Foo
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Don't forget the I have hoped after. I've said this is the I have hope. We also had a word there that says, tell my servants, those who have wronged themselves. They have oppressed themselves with sin. They have transgressed the boundaries of Allah subhanho wa Taala tell them let makela never ever lose hope in the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala in the La Jolla Jamia Indeed Allah subhanho wa Taala will forgive all your sins, wholesale cricket in the blink of an eye in the who who will afford Rahim Indeed Allah subhanho wa Taala is the most forgiving, the Most Merciful May Allah subhanho wa Taala. grant us the understanding and make us a gathering that he is a good word and
follows it and make us a gathering that is forgiven upon our departure. And get us many many a time in this dunya and gather us underneath is out from the day of the AMA and grant us our book of deeds in our right hands and grant us the beautiful death we have just described. And grant agenda with Muhammad Ali Abdullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mean had our little island or something Allahu wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad he was a big marine Subhan Allah who will become the Heineken lahoma Chateau La La Land. Mr. Furukawa to relax Solomonic