Seerah Moments #07 The Matter of Guidance
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bla Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah Salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh My dear brothers and sisters,
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam was raised as a team was raised as an orphan, the father of the messenger SallAllahu Sallam passed away before he was born. And then he lived with his mother for about six years. Salallahu Salam, and then she passed away. And then he stayed with his grandfather for about two years. Salallahu salam after that, he went into the custody of his uncle Abu Talib. Now Batali was not a very rich man, but a person who cared very much for the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam for more than 42 years, 42 years, which is Subhanallah for most people, maybe half of a lifetime. For 42 years, Abu Talib protected and nurtured and looked after
and loved the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with his presence. The Quraysh found it very difficult to actually cause any great harm to the Prophet sallallaahu Selim because he was one of the heads of Banu Hashim towards the end of the life of Abu Talib, when he reached into his 80s he became very ill. And when the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam heard that his uncle Abu Talib was on his deathbed. Immediately he ran to the house and to the bed of his uncle, Abu Talib. Now the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, of course, now was a prophet and a messenger was had spent 10 years calling his people to Islam. He had a natural love towards his uncle, even though he was a
disbeliever. And this is something which a person may question how could the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam have love for somebody who was not a Muslim? This kind of love is a natural love that is somebody's not blamed for or is looking down upon. Allah subhanaw taala created us in a way that we will have love for those who are close to us, even though that person may be a non Muslim, but that even though that be the case, it is still normal and satisfaction is okay to love them. So hey, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam upon hearing, the situation of his uncle immediately went to his bed and he addressed him Oh, Uncle, Sailor Illa Illa Allah, that I can speak on your
behalf on the Day of Judgment. Now there were other people there they were Abuja and other OMA ative Nomura, that these are the people that they were there reminding Abu Talib Are you going to leave the religion of your forefathers? Are you going to turn away from what your father had before you? Abdul Muttalib then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam again, a Bollywood look to his his nephew. And the Prophet La La Sandstorm said yeah, I'm Oh uncle Kula. ilaha illallah c'est la ilaha illa Allah, that I will be able to intercede for you on the Day of Judgment. Now I will toilet again he turned to the side and he saw the his people his comb and they were commanding him? Are you going
to leave the worship of all of these gods and only take one God? The Qureshi knew that by saying the statement La Ilaha illa Allah that there was none worthy of worship except Allah, that they had great meaning, even though that they were mostly Cohn. They knew the greatness of this statement. And if a person made this statement, they knew it meant that to single out Allah subhanaw taala in worship, so they kept pressuring alibi lib to say, are you going to leave the way of your forefathers? Abu Talib looked at the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and he did not accept Islam and he died upon the way of his forefathers, which was upon polytheism with this happened, the
Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was very upset to naturally not at the decree of Allah subhanaw taala because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is always pleased and accepts the order of Allah subhanaw taala but was sad to see that his uncle had died upon disbelief. Upon the death of Abu Talib, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that I will seek Allah's forgiveness for my uncle, as long as I am not prohibited to do so. Then Allah subhanaw taala revealed the verse which is in surah to Toba chapter number nine in verse 113. When Allah subhanaw taala says in the meaning that is not befitting for the Prophet salallahu alayhi salam, or those who have believed to seek
forgiveness or for those who died upon this believed after it has been made clear that they are from the inhabitants of the Hellfire. So he Allah subhanaw taala prohibited the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam seeking forgiveness for his uncle, who died upon disbelief May Allah Subhana Allah subhanaw taala protect us all. Now the issue of guidance is a very important issue. And we know that Allah Allah Allah Allah says concerning the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam were in Nicoleta de la serata Mr. Team, indeed you guide to the straight path in Nica or more
Hamid SallAllahu I listen to howdy LSA Rotom. Stalking that you guide to the straight path?
Does it mean that that guidance is in the hands of human beings? What kind of guidance is this? Because we find in another verse, that Allah subhanaw taala says that it is not you who guides rather it is Allah subhanaw taala is the one who guides everybody.
So, how do we reconcile these two particular verses? We understand that there are two types of guidance. The first type of guidance is called Hidayatullah earshot, the guidance of showing or clarifying which every single one of us have the ability to do so. And that is what is intended when in the verse when Allah subhanaw taala says, that indeed, you guide to the straight path meaning you clarify what is the straight path, and that what is the misguided path to know what is hot and what is volatile that what is good, and what is false. However, the verse when Allah subhanaw taala mentions that you do not guide whom you love, however, Allah subhanaw taala guides whom He wills,
and he subhanaw taala has the most knowledge of those who have the right to be guided is what they call Hidayatullah tofi. That is the type of guidance that is not in our hands that we have no control over. And that is the entering of Islam and submission into the heart of a person. None of us own that. If it was given to anyone, the Prophet sallallahu, ala said would have more right than anybody, and that he would ultimately guided his own uncle. However, this guidance is not in the hands of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam and is not in the hands of the commander of anybody, rather it is by the command of Allah subhanaw taala. So therefore, if we find somebody who is not a
Muslim, who is close to Islam, what do we do? We ask Allah subhanaw taala to guide that individual and every single one of us in all of our prayers, what do we say? Dino Serato Mr. Team? Will Allah guide us to the straight path? Now if we are Muslims, and we have believed that we are on the straight path? For what purpose? Are we saying Oh Allah, guide us to the straight path. For if I am a Muslim Am I not guided to the straight path, the meaning of the or the intended meaning of the verse here is oh Allah keeps me guided on this straight path. Oh Allah subhanaw taala you have guided me upon the straight path, guide me on the straight path, that path if you look at the next
verse Serato Latina and I'm Tali him the path which those who have gained your favor, whom you have sent your blessings upon, not those who have earned Your anger, nor those who have gone astray. So when we look at the Quran, and especially Surah Al Fatiha, you can see the great benefit to that we can take by just understanding the intended meanings of the verses and not just simply translating because there was a big difference between somebody just translating the meaning of a verse and actually understanding the intended meaning behind that verse. If you get to a stage where you understand the intended meaning, you find that there is a greater understanding and actually has an
impact on your iman. So this is a very important point concerning the guidance in Islam.
A couple of other benefits I want to mention inshallah Tata. Is that a MaryLu belhar teen that actions are by their endings for this reason, we ask Allah subhanaw taala to give us a good ending. No matter what you have done previously in your life, maybe you're involved in lots of sins, lots of disobedience. However, your your ending is that what is most important for this reason, every single individual will be raised by the last thing that they used to do in this life. The Shaheed the martyr, for example, will be raised in the state that they gave their life for Allah subhanaw taala. So this is something which is very important. Also, we find that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa
sallam, when he called his uncle, the first thing or the thing he was concentrating on, was La ilaha illAllah. This is the single thing single one thing that will save all of us, but isn't it laid out by Elijah Luanda's mercy from the hellfire. We know that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, mon Corona aka Kurama hula Illa Illa Allah the halogen, whoever's last speech will be La Ilaha illa Allah will enter the paradise. And it is important to understand that this statement of la ilaha illa Allah is not merely a statement, because we know in another narration, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Ha Listen, it could be that whoever says this statement purely and
sincerely from the heart, then they will have this reward. A person who does who makes this statement, just because it is merely words has no real heart in it and there is no belief in it, then they will not benefit from it. So it is important that when that person makes that statement of la ilaha illallah, that they have full conviction and they have full sincerity and full submission towards that particular statement. No, no doubt. Allah subhanaw taala tested the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam at this particular time, in that his uncle passing away upon disbelief
and no doubt Allah subhanaw taala tested about all the pain
himself in that Halal butcher, that the best of mankind would be the one calling him to Islam, not anybody. And he was his own nephew, somebody who was beloved to him as well, but yet still Subhanallah that he did not accept Islam. And as we know that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam informed us that his uncle to his destination would be would be the hellfire. And in this that there was a heck are they were wisdoms, that Subhanallah are with Allah subhanaw taala that Allah Jelani decreed that the Prophet sallallahu Addison would be tested with some of the closest members of his family to die upon other than Islam. And likewise, the Prophet sallallahu Olafson
would be tested in how he would deliver the message to Islam constantly through his life. So the Prophet alayhi wa sallam was the most from the most severely tested of people. And as we know that this is a sign that Allah subhanaw taala loves that servant, that if you receive a test from Allah, Allah, Allah Allah, it is a sign that inshallah to Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah loves you, the best of people are the prophets, and they are the most severely tested people. So if any one of us is facing a calamity or a test from Allah subhanaw taala. First of all, we accept the cuddle, we accept the decree of Allah subhanaw taala, because there is a wisdom in that, sometimes beyond our
comprehension, or our understanding. But nonetheless, we accepted that. And we say, in the law, when you lay here on your own, that we belong to Allah subhanaw taala. And to him, we will return we ask Allah subhanaw taala to allow us to be from those people who accept the accept and understand the Qadr of Allah subhanaw taala which is such an important aspect of our faith. And we ask Allah subhanaw taala to allow us to be continue to be sincere, call us to Islam, and that we never give up that the Prophet sallallahu lucidum persisted with his uncle for years and years and years, even until the last moments of his life. We always have good hope in Allah subhanaw taala sincere hope
that Allah Allah, Allah will guide that individual and I will try my very best to to portray the beautiful picture of Islam to that individual. May Allah subhanaw taala bless and forgive us are all wa SallAllahu wasallam robotic anatomy and Muhammad while early he was off big main was Salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh