Channel: Wasim Kempson
Full lecture by Imam Wasim Kempson @ Light Upon Light 2014
my dear brothers and sisters and respected elders, indeed, it is a blessing from Allah subhanaw taala that he has brought us here together today that we can mention and ponder over the greatness of Allah subhanaw taala.
And to think about the great blessings that Allah subhanaw taala has given to us all.
Almost 20 years ago,
I myself stepped into and walked into Elementor del Islami.
And some of those faces that I saw nearly 20 years ago.
I see them now.
And some of them that they don't realize that they had a great impact on me.
Now, 20 years down the line,
that I see how my life has evolved, how it has changed, and the path that I have taken.
In fact, the path that I lost or penalty Allah has placed for me,
I can see the blessings of Allah subhanaw taala every step of the way.
And for each and every one of you, I'm sure that when you look back, you will recognize that Indeed Allah subhanaw taala has blessed you in so many ways.
You realize that you know, that Allah panel to Allah, that he made the paradise for the believers, and that Allah subhanaw taala he made and he created the Hellfire for those who turn away from him.
Once you understand this very important message
once you understand this very important message, you realize
that the most important blessing, the greatest blessing in fact, that can be given to any one individual upon this earth is the name of Allah Islam
that allows the penalty ality He created you, that he placed you here upon this earth, and that you are serving the purpose that you will create it.
Allah subhanaw taala he tells us what Mark Allah told you now will insert a boon that I did not create jinn or mankind except to worship me.
So when you recognize that and you know that, and you know that Allah subhanaw taala says, For a man lovina cathodal for other people whom other than schadenfreude dunya hero wama luminosity in, but those who have turned away and disbelieved, but I have prepared for them, indeed a severe punishment in this life and in the Hereafter,
and that they will have no helpers.
You know that Islam is the greatest blessing that you can ever receive.
That you should constantly ask Allah subhanaw taala to keep you firm as our beloved nibio sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would constantly ask Allah, Allah Allah
and under bu sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was never to be misguided
that he used to make supplications in his sujood your most valuable kuruva bit can be added in IC. O the one who turns the hearts keep my heart firm upon your deen and we take from this lesson. The different nibio sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to do this and that the companions or the Allahu anhu used to do this
off follow us hub and that they were the best of companions given to any newbie
or the Allahu anhu Jamia, then what about our own selves? How often do we ask Allah subhanaw taala to keep us firm? I say to you say it more than 17 times a day.
You ask Allah subhanaw taala to guide you. Whether you know that or not. If you are establishing your five prayers, you ask Allah subhanaw taala to keep you firm and upon the straight path. By your statement, Dino Sirocco, mustafina stockin over la guide me to the straight path.
Now even though that you are doing what Allah subhanaw taala has asked you to do
you constantly ask Allah Subhana Allah, guide me to the straight path. Keep me upon the straight path. keep me away from deviation. keep me away from the paths that would take you away from the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala
And you know that anything that that may be given to you in this life,
anything that you may receive,
that it can be replaced.
If you lose something, you can get something else. Anything in this life that may be replaced.
Maybe to a lesser degree, but to some to some particular level, you can replace it,
but a person who loses their Deen that can never ever be replaced by anything else.
There is no substitute.
There is nothing that comes close.
That if a person loses their Dean,
then they lose everything.
If you break your phone, you can replace it. If you lose your phone, you can replace it. If you lose or tear your clothing, it wears out you can replace it. But your dean,
your servitude to Allah subhanho wa Taala never ever that can that be replaced.
That may only be replaced by something that will inevitably and ultimately take you away from Allah subhanho wa Taala.
So thank Allah subhanaw taala that He has given you that great blessing.
That great blessing which you know, is the greatest blessing.
Yet Did you ask Allah subhanaw taala for that
all of us we have our supplications our own things which we privately asked Allah subhanaw taala for whether it is to increase us in our wealth, to give us a pious spouse, we ask a lot of penalty for many things.
But the guidance of Allah subhana wa Tada.
You should be thanking him that he saw panel data he gave that to you. So there are many things that you ask for. Maybe you haven't received them, maybe you receive them in the future. But the greatest of all,
the greatest of them all that was supersedes all of them. Allah Jalla Allah gave that to you. And you didn't even ask for it.
For those who came into this life, born into Muslim families, with Muslim surroundings, all that they knew was salon fasting and giving charity and going to the masjid and learning the Quran. Did you ask a last panel to ask for that?
how merciful Allah subhanaw taala is to you
and how much Allah Subhana Allah loves you, that he gave that to you.
So thank Allah subhanaw taala constantly that he gave that to you.
Even your own body that Allah subhanaw taala gave to you, that you can move your body in the way that you want to do it.
You may see a person I've seen a person you've seen that person who may be born without hands.
Who has deficiencies in their body the way they have been created by Allah subhana wa tada and that is a test for them.
But did you ever think that I have my hand and I can eat and I can dress myself I can use the bathroom as a Kamala how I want to
how thankful you should be to Allah subhanaw taala for that.
Welcome Mina Shirky in and that you should be you should be from the thankful
one of the greats the harbor, and also the Allahu taala and who the great Sahabi
that he was coming close, close to his death.
And on his deathbed, he was visited by a number of people and his son was present.
And they found out about the Allahu taala and who, weeping facing the wall. This equates to how the Anjali facing the wall weeping.
So they said to him, did not under usual Allahu Allah He was tell them give you glad tidings
because you are from the companions. You are from those who strived and struggled and sacrificed yourself on your wealth for a loss of penalty Allah and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
Did you not receive the glad tidings?
And it's very important to pay attention and ponder over this particular incident this mark if at this time when a person becomes completely
weak, and everything is taken away from them, that they have no power anymore. The ability to make Hajj and to go out and strive and struggle. They don't have it anymore.
That they recognize that my moments in this life that they are coming to an end, the reality comes to them.
When a person and they have heard when I thought my life was over my life flashed before me
Whatever I did good on I put forth for the sake of Allah so panel tiada will truly have the weight
and will truly have what it deserves.
And that what you forsake.
And that what you turned away from will become very clear to you.
Abdullah the Allahu and
he said, you know at this particular time,
the thing that I can count on most
and he had done he had done many things are the Allahu Allah in His life sacrificing. The greatest thing that I can count on now
is my statement La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasul Allah,
that is the greatest thing that I can count on that I can take with me.
And he said, You know, my life went through a number of stages
and went through a number of changes.
But there was a time when there was an individual, that I had no more hatred for any person more than an obese Allah Allahu Allah. If I had the ability, I would have overcome him and I would have killed him.
Then Allah subhanaw taala
for the light of Eman and Islam in my heart.
So I went to an abuse Allah Allahu Allah, he was setting them. And look how serious look how serious that he took those things that he had done in his life, that he wanted to pledge allegiance to nmbu sallallahu alayhi wa sallam I want to be from your followers only be sallallahu iveson
please place out your hand and abuse Allah Allahu eddison placed his blessing hand out.
Amara la sala de La Hoya Anthony took it away.
What is with you? I'm on the province of Allahu alayhi wa sallam said, he said I want to make a condition.
I want to make a condition.
He said What is your condition? Oh Allah. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, he said, I want to be pardoned.
I want to be forgiven.
and he never told anybody this until his dying moments that there was a time. And he didn't say this. He knew that it was a time when he had so much hatred for this person that he is now pledging allegiance to, to now whom was the most beloved of people to him. He loved none more than the one he was about to pledge allegiance to. But he didn't that he didn't want that remained. Or that what was in the past. He didn't want that to be asked by our last panel to about that.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Are you not aware?
That is to learn when a person embraces Islam, that it wipes out everything that preceded it.
You have a blank page, like a newborn baby, and that the hedgehog
the hero migration removes that what preceded it, and the hedge that it removes that what preceded it.
At that moment, amarante Allahu.
He said, At that moment, my love for unabie sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was no more than it was at that particular time.
And that after that time, I was so shy.
I could never take a full Look at his blessed and beautiful face.
I couldn't stare at him because I felt shy.
Because I loved him so much.
So if you asked me now to describe him, I wouldn't be able to do that in any great detail.
And he said had I died at that moment.
When I embraced Islam, when I turned back to Allah subhanaw taala had I died at that time, I would have had to hope I would have had the hope that I would meet Allah subhanaw taala and him being pleased with me.
However, the reality of the matter is that we live our lives. We have our trials, we have our tests, we have our good deeds, and we have our safety, and we have our sins,
that we will carry all of this and we will meet Allah subhanho wa Taala with all of this.
But how would you face Allah subhanaw taala?
How will you meet a loss of pinata with everything that you have put forth? Your prayers to a charity, the level of your sincerity.
On an occasion like this is a reminder for myself for us, first and foremost.
That thank Allah subhanaw taala for this blessing that he subpanel to Allah gave to you
because of a loss or penalty, that he did not guide you.
Where would you be
and what would you be doing?
If Allah subhanaw taala never guided
To this deem
that you never knew Islam,
where would you be?
Once you have the sweetness of Amen, and that you know, there's no sad, there is no happiness except in the servitude and the worship of Allah subhanaw taala there is nothing sweeter
than you raising yourself in the night and placing your face on the floor. Villa horrible I mean,
it costs no money, that there are no witnesses and supporters and chances for you.
That is only you and your Lord.
And that when you finish that you raise your hands, and you supplicate to Allah subhanaw taala. To keep you on this, and not to take you away from this. Because if you are taken away from this,
that you will be from the city and then you will be from the losers.
That if Allah subhanaw taala deviates from this, that you will be from the losers in this life in the hereafter.
So my dear brothers and sisters, thank Allah subhanaw taala of that what he gave you, and even that what he gave you and you didn't even ask for it.
Even your sincere desire to Allah subhanaw taala maybe you embrace Islam, where you win the level of sincerity that you had is Allah deserving more of that you're a bad debt, Your Worship is Allah deserving of more than that? Yes, Allah is more deserving of that what you offer.
But Allah subhanaw taala accepts that from you.
What you offer Allah subhanaw taala is deserving of so much more. And I can never reach or put forth what I know my Lord that He deserves.
But yet I know that if I'm sincere as much as I can,
that I will meet a lawsuit penalty and by His mercy, he will give me eternal happiness.
The eternal happiness of not something that you may find in a storybook.
For I am as sure
as sure as I'm standing here seeing every one of you.
But the last panel to Allah has created the agenda.
And that Allah subhanaw taala has created a place in the agenda for me and our last panel that has created a place in gender for every single one of you
that don't allow that place to be empty.
Don't allow that place to be uninhabited by your by yourself. Because the last panel to Allah wants for his servants his slaves to inhabit that.
That our last panel to other will give you blessings. Allah subhanaw taala give you a Noreen, a name a blessing that you cannot imagine.
Just ponder over what our last panel Dallas told you in the Quran. concerning these real rewards.
Don't turn away from this blessing my brothers and sisters, because the moments you have left in your life, how long are they?
How much do you have, your life itself is a blink of an eye. It doesn't last very long. Just a few years ago, you were at school. And just a few years time if you reach that age, you will be an old person and you will look back, don't have regret.
Take your health while you have it. Take your strength while you have it. All of these things that are loss of power that is endowed you with the ability to to recite the ability to prostrate
the ability to place your forehead on the floor. Because there are many who do not do that. There are many who don't even understand what this is to place your head on the floor.
And that believer because of their body becoming old, that they have to sit on a chair and that they're unable to prostrate.
They have to pray sitting on a chair. Maybe it has been years since they frustrated to Allah subhanaw taala and how they wish that they were able to do that
how they wish that they could place their head on the floor
in worship to Allah subhanaw taala but you have that ability.
This Deen that Allah subhanaw taala hold on to it. Because towards the end of times, towards the end of times and no doubt we are towards the end of times that people will resist it and that they will be tested and they will be tested again to purify and to purify again. And for us to see for us to see who really believes in Allah subhanaw taala who really believes that this Deen the rule of Allah so panel to Allah is that what is satisfactory to them?
And that never will they forsake their worship
For Allah subhanaw taala never will they seek or something from the dunya because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam informed us that time would come, that they may wake up in the morning as Amina williamsii caffee Allah and by the evening that they have disbelieved.
williamsii Mina, will you speak Okay, I feel that in the evening that they were a believer and that they wake up in the morning and that they have become a disbeliever. Why? Because they have sold. They sold their Deen for cheap price. They gave it away for something for this dunya
they swapped eternal happiness and pleasure
for this temporary happiness that person invigilators right now, they envisage that the happiness is now let me sell my Dean for something now.
Remember, what Allah subhanaw taala did he gave to you?
you will remember, and you will supplicate or benalla to zero kulu bonobo is had a tener habla Milan kurama over Lhasa Panama tada
you know the Viet our hearts from this guidance and give us from yourself mercy in a gentle herb that you are the one who gifts and that you remember when Allah subhanaw taala says or burner in Nakamoto to the healing
that the one whom Allah subhanaw taala enters into the Hellfire they have lost
it's over for them. One minute volley mean I mean and saw that the oppresses that they will have no helpers and that you remember what I burner in Nana semi Ana mono de you know the, you know the man and the movie are back home.
Do you remember what Allah subhanaw taala says our Lord, we have heard a call.
We have heard that call out to us to call to believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala and we believed
you heard that message.
To worship Allah to follow the beloved Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and you followed that and you believe that folk will learn a new banana, walk up here and say, Tina, that you ask Allah subhana wa tada to forgive you of your sins
and to overlook or change those things he heard that you have into good deeds, whatever First of all, and that we die with those who are
sincere to Allah subhanaw taala to a foreigner Malabar Let's die with those people.
Because as you stand here now, declaring and testifying La ilaha illAllah asked Allah subhanaw taala to make your last speech.
Oscar last penalty sincerely from your heart, allow this to be my last words allow me to leave this world. And that my last words, Allah Allah in the law, Muhammad Rasul Allah,
because the promise is that if a person says that Paul is from Colby, he really says that she says that purely and sincerely from their heart, then they will be from the people of Jenna.
So remember the words of Allah subhanaw taala.
Remember the promise of Allah subhanaw taala and seek forgiveness for that, all those shortcomings, that you inevitably that you will, that you will fall into, because we all have sins, you all have mistakes.
So ask Allah Subhana Allah to forgive you all those things, and that you meet Allah subhanaw taala who are all in ank and that he's not Allah is pleased with you.
There are certain times in one's life that allows us to, to think to ponder over, maybe this is one of those days where a lot of penalty and allows my heart for words.
Words that were said by an individual, not because it's him,
not because he has that name.
Because what is the name
but because I lost the pinata and allowed you to hear words, that were the truth. Because the words of truth that make the individual
not the person makes those words.
The person doesn't make the truth, the truth. It is a loss of pinata who makes the truth to be the truth.
So whoever that person is,
it could be a person you've never met in your life.
It could be a person that you're a fan of and you love them for the sake of velocity penalty either. It may be that person or that
it is the love that you have for that person. Why? Because you believe that they love Allah, just as you love Allah
and that they love and maybe sal Allahu Allah, He will send them just as you love and Obi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that your love for them
is in line with the love that what you have
and that you don't have love for things or matters which would go against that what you love
a man he came to an abyssal Allahu Allahu Allah was sending them
asking about matassa. When is the hour? As a common question, what is your mute piano? If you're a Muslim
wins the Day of Judgment. Hypothetically, if I had the answer for you, what does that change?
If it's in four years, and 28 days time, what does that change? Do you now believe? Or is it more important? As a newbie sallallahu it was sent him that he replied to him
What have you prepared for it?
What have you prepared for this time? Whenever it may be? Because maybe you die? It's likely maybe you die before even the hour comes? So what have you prepared? For this time?
This person is to hobby radi Allahu anhu. He said let's look at hirasawa cm.
I am not a person who has lots of prayers. I'm not a person have lots of fasting and unstarred aka, however,
or have Belo Horizonte. However, I love Allah and His messenger
or his Serato.
These are more beloved to me than everything.
And w sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to an Amana
that you will be with whom you love.
That if you truly love Allah, Allah Allah
and you truly love and Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, then you have that real hope.
No hope that is something one in a million. That you have a real, real hope that you will be with your Lord. And that you will be with a Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and that he will go to a gentleman by His mercy.
And you will see your beloved and you will meet your real beloved Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and you will tell him, but I believed in you or messenger of Allah, I believed in you and I never met you.
You will meet the Sahaba. And you will say that I used to tell my children about you, oh, Abu Bakar.
And Omar, I used to tell my children to be like you,
because you are role models. And because we love you.
We are now with you.
Brothers and sisters,
never forget that
the blessing of Islam is of ammonium is the greatest blessing.
And always be thankful and grateful to Allah subhanaw taala for that what he gave you,
because the day may come when you become ungrateful, and maybe that is taken away from you.
So every day, every moment of your life, try your best to thank Allah subhanaw taala about this Nima
and that you remain upon the straight path.
May Allah subhanaw taala keep us on the straight path. May Allah subhanaw taala allow us to be with whom we love, a loss or penalty either, and an OB sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the hereafter. May Allah subhanaw taala bless you all. May Allah subhanaw taala send his blessings and his mercy upon you. And upon all of our brothers and sisters around the world, because we have a brotherhood and a sisterhood that doesn't just remain in this, this particular theater. We have a brotherhood and a sisterhood that is global. That the faces you see
children, women and men, just as the person who's sitting next to you, that they are your brother, or your sister. They are your sisters and they are your brothers as well.
And whatever need that they have.
That is a need that you need to take care of.
That is not something for you just to feel humble, and maybe shed a few tears about the sadness of other people.
But shed that tear,
a tear that you feel sorry for them, and that you do nothing that the tears are for yourself.
That if you see a person in distress, and you do nothing for them and those tears that you shed, and that you do nothing about him you have the ability to do so than the tears, let them be for yourself. Those tears are much more
But if you shed a tear, or you feel that your heart is broken in some way,
and that you're able to do something for them, then let that be a real tear for them.
And that there will be a real feeling in your heart for them.
And don't you ask Allah subhanaw taala to protect you from a hardness of your heart.
Because a person who has a hard heart
a person who has a hard heart the message of Allah, maybe will not enter maybe will not stay there.
So May Allah subhanaw taala, purify all of our hearts. And may Allah subhanaw taala gather us every single one of us. Males kind of get it every single one of us, in general for
the highest place in general. And one day we will talk about this event.
And we will talk to one another. And we will remind each other do you remember we sat together and remember the loss of penalty. And another day of judgment, I found a reward that I could not imagine.
I gave one pound in charity, because that's what I had at that time. And Allah subhanaw taala multiplied that charity in a way that I could not imagine. In fact, that pound that I gave us the difference.
The feeling that I had whatever I gave, that was the difference. So may today be a change for every single one of us for the better. Never think that you've reached a level and that's it. You're looking to improve and to get better and to get closer to Allah subhanaw taala every moment of your life with Allah Catherine are looking to flee home. remember Allah subhanaw taala frequently so that you may be successful. May Allah Spanish Allah rubato souls Luqman O'Hair or sallallahu wasallam abarca Lana Vienna Muhammad Ali he was Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.