Channel: Yahya Ibrahim
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Salam Alaikum wa rahmatullah wa hoverkart.
In Alhamdulillah da da
fusina amin sejati Amina Maja de la hora de Mogi da da da da da da da da da da da da de cada y shawanna Mohammed bin Abdullah Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa salim Sleeman kathira Yeah, you had Latina am an otaku la haka to party he went to a lower into muslimin Yeah, you had Nancy Taku rob the common lady holla taco mean FC wahida wahala amin has Lj however, serving Huma Riyal, and Kathy along
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de novo come on up la hora Sula, who holds and Halima Medan always and forever We begin with the praise of Allah we send our prayers a piece upon our interview Mohammed Salah lewat he was sent them and we just saw probably with firmness and conviction that none is worthy of worship but a lot as though a gentleman that the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is is worshipping slave and final messenger. I continue to remind myself and you have talked about live Zilla? Gentlemen, I pray that Allah Subhana Allah to Allah inherits in you and I
are conscious of being in an awareness of our duties to him as he is obligated in our treatment of others. And I pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala allows us to increase in the balance of the love that we have for Allah with a temperament of fear of Allah zildjian and that it's balances with our Raja and hope in his mercy on the day that we return to Him. May Allah subhana wa antilog make it the best of our days along I mean,
it is a distinct pleasure and honor that I have to share just a few minutes with my dear brothers and sisters here in High Wycombe in London. And I pray that Allah Subhana who want to add up, who has favored all of us to finish our daily slot so let's have a shot. Just a lucky man. For those beautiful in the first of all, kind of from sort of aha there some of my favorite verses actually. And I'll comment a little bit on them in my discussion in sha Allah.
But May Allah subhanho wa Taala except for a bad that make us from those who stand before him ever more, and make us and our children from those who enter the call
of Fatah of success in this dunya so that we will have success in the llama amin May Allah continue to join all of us in his worship. And if we don't get to meet again in this dunya that we return to Him subhana wa tada and we're happy to be seated with our w Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, magna Vu now as somebody Athena was Shahada, it was slightly here. And when he got off,
the topic that was chosen for me is about hope and change. And I was asked to be a little bit of a storyteller today to share stories of hope and change and accent of customers. The best fit narratives and stories is that which is from the whole and, and in Sharla one of the things and hopes that I have the aim of my 2530 minutes with you I know it's a working day and I'm humbled that many of you were able to turn out on a Monday night. May Allah subhanaw taala write in your scale of reward alone, I mean,
I want in sha Allah that whenever you access the hole, and I use that word intentionally, I didn't say when you read the Koran or when the Quran is read to you when you access the Quran, because the Quran has veils, and it has pathways to it, of the first pathways of the first veil that you must cross for the oral and to become accessible to your heart is that you must approach it with a level of piety and sincerity. And our Imam when he recited with us the very first day of our sada Idina O Allah, lead us Idina Surat Al Mustafa. If I'm left to my own device, I will never find it. And if you don't show me a path that others before me succeeded in reaching you through I will never be
missed, I will never be guided. It did not sell out I must have been serrata Latina and anti lame the path you showed those who were virtuous before me. Leggett Buddha Allah him not the pathways of those who earned your wrath. What applaud lien or those who thought they knew the path
But we're on a path that led them away from you. All of us we said, I mean, whether loud or in our chest, we say I mean our law, this is what we want the nature of our soul that begins with that, with that hope that Allah will lead us to him, that Allah will favor us with a pathway to him. So Allah enters you.
And he says, Alif Lam Meem in the very next wedge, the very next page. And if lamb Nene Valley, Calcutta, it's this book.
La Eva fi I don't doubt it. Who then it is the guidance you're asking for you set a dinner. Here is the hotel hodan but not for everyone.
The first gateway,
the first access point hodan Lin, with the key.
It is a guidance to those who approach it with taqwa
with a sincerity of heart, with a piety of being with a conscious awareness that they approach this key tab not finding fault, but in submission and search for truth. May Allah subhana wa Taala make us from those who desire and seek to access the hole and first with our heart, as much so as it is with our eyes, lots of panels, Allah warns us, he says in the terminal absorb the inanda terminal, but it's not the eyes that are blind. we're lacking time and that it has to do in fact that it is the hearts that are unable to perceive. And therefore the second access to the Koran is not that you're not familiar with its letter. It's not that you're unable to recite it or read it. It's that
your heart does not seek it.
So Allah subhana wa tada says lm yet Lavina Amano and Tasha podoco homeless
woman as well Amina, is it not time for those who say and have come to faith? That the hearts should humble to a laws words in the hole and and what do you have to reveal to them? Of Truth?
Well kulu whom? The hoffler law he attends boo boo?
Allah Warrens, he says, The hearts are distracted.
With delights in the Hadith about Imam and Timothy the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says,
In the cape trata de
to meet with
excessiveness of entertainment where one is seeking laugh after laugh. levity after liberty. When there's no seriousness and purpose in their life. It is result of their heart finding itself in a state of death.
Allah subhanho wa Taala says some buku neuroimmune home Daya Cahoon
some have become blind, dumb, deaf and blind. That their hearts Papa Allahu Allah khudobin their hearts then become sealed by Allah Subhana Allah. Allah subhanho wa Taala warns us in total and fan yeah your hand Edina arm and Mr. g Belinda he will never assume oh he who believe hurriedly answer in earnestness the call to a law in his messenger is a darkroom The minute he come when he invites you, when you're commanded to come to that which he has given you an invitation for a Lambo and Allahu Nova in your country, and be concerned and know that a law can be the barrier between an individual and their own heart. Could you imagine that a law becomes the barrier between you and
That the Quran that you're familiar with, you're unfamiliar with it. Then the words you memorized are known in
Annunciation and pronounciation. But not in familiarity of purpose and being in practice.
That it's a reflection of sound, but not of sound behavior.
That it's not an attitude and a character you possess. So you become different to what Mohammed was sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who are in Chateau de la Juana describes Canon or an OEM she became a nurse.
He was a walking for an amongst people walking amongst them some of the law while he was
and therefore the stories that we narrate from the portal and hurriedly after this short introduction
of hope and change is not one that is a bedtime story or one that is retold in a sense of mythology or Granger. Its purpose is not meant to say Oh, didn't go metal color. Those are nations who came before us how would we ever reach to that level,
but rather their stories that concrete your very perception of the difficulties you and I find ourselves in or at times are unaware that we're eating.
And therefore when the Orion was sent, Allah gives a very simple message. He says that Amina seraphina, in different verses luminosity has an minko limited. I've given a parable a similitude an example in this or an for mankind in every constraint in every opportunity that they will be confronted with a parable a similitude and opportunity, an example for them to learn from.
There's no subject matter
that you cannot find the shade in the arm to protect yourself with it.
There is nothing that you will experience in life from the needs that you have as a human being that the oral an cannot find Can you cannot find protection in its in its teaching and its lecture and wording.
And therefore I wish to give in chat a larger three hurried examples. The first example is an auspicious one. It's about the season that is celebrated in these days and ages we're going to look at Isola, his salah
and Nebula Isa rohilla.
He is given the title by Allah subhana wa tada different names Kelly metal la he is the word of God. And Allah subhanaw taala is a word that is in allusion to the description of Isa is that he is couldn't fake who he was created by the instruction of a lobby and he became he is from LA. He's the one who gibreel Allah Salaam carry this spirit directly to the to the womb of his mother. Mother Yama file here Allah to Allah has said
he is really messy. The annoying thing one can I am second as he would touch a person himself he would touch his hand over an evil person and by the power of a law vested through his prayer, they would become cure.
The blind would see the deaf would hear the mute would speak.
The creeper would walk the dead would come to life by the power of Allah subhana wa tada
Hey, Sally your Salam
was sent with a very simple message and mission
to invite people who knew Allah but forgot Allah.
The people who he lived amongst, they knew Allah but had forgotten a lot not forgotten Allah as who is a lot, but forgotten Allah as in the laws sent to them by Allah. And so Pamela, as Muslims today, we find ourselves struggling with the same thing.
We know a law
but we forget a law. We forget a laws, instructions. And therefore what were considered hobbit foundations, pillars of faith that have been immovable for generations, hundreds of years are today coming to question
whether it relates to attire for males or female
act of criminality,
what is thoughtful and what is inconsiderate? What are adab? What are the manners of a Muslim? And what are not? Things that have been common traits for humans as submitters to Allah prior to Mohammed, SLM, and revitalize with our innovative Salalah while he was the very aware of it and foundations are becoming eroded. And therefore today we have the struggle
of a child with their parent.
You have the struggle of a husband and wife
In roles, a gala, terian or traditional marriages, you have the struggle of risk
halaal and haraam has become an ambiguous. We're not sure. We don't even want to be sure. We don't want to ask the question because we know the answer. But if we hear it formally, it becomes a problem.
The things that were bedrock have now become quicksand. And no man begins to see,
he said was sent in such a time.
And he became, and it was meant to be the hope.
But they rebelled.
And the people of bending and saw him
knew him as they know their own children. As they would later known Mohammed Allah subhanaw taala says yachtie Phu Kham a una. They know you Yeah, Mohammed as well as they know their own fathers and mothers, as well as they know their own fingers. They don't deny you Yeah, Mohamed in terms of you not having the signs and, and being a legitimate person. But there is arrogance at times that strikes people there's fear of change.
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I came to revolutionize and to update you on some of the laws that are now practiced by you, that I will make highlight some of the things that were deemed wrong by others previously. I've come to bring change. I've come to do something
by the command of a loss of Hannah to Allah.
And this was something upsetting to them.
Allah subhanho wa Taala says 3140 konnyaku in the habit at the time, was that either you put him to death or belie him treat him as a fool.
had been given the blessing of a son named
john the baptist.
And zekeriya had been asking a law for a child as we all know you know we know sort of money
over law give me a child
heavily mean they don't carry it and in the case me
that you are of Miriam's mother, and the daughter of zekeriya was done similar in time. Both of them wanted a child for a very special reason. They see everything that is around them is changing. the bedrock of their faith is becoming liquid. Things are becoming diluted and eroded over love. Give us one more chance.
Let me Zachary Avi, the final prophet to vinius Rahim. URI Sunni way to mean Alia Whoa, give me one son. Oh, Allah. One more chance one child who will inherit the mission you gave me I become old. My hair has turned up flame of light.
Let many of you have one more chance of love gives him one more chance. Yeah.
And he said, and he salia salaam is sent without a father.
This was a signal to Venezuela in
that when he said is elevated, there's no more paternity. He has no brother. He has no father. There's nobody else in that bloodline of these families who's going to carry forward Prophethood is going to change from the lineage of his hand to the lineage of his marrying Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam would come from last chance. And what do they try to do?
They try to put them on a cross. When masala Abu
Omar Fatah, Lu masala boho Iraqi should be Hannah. They didn't kill him. They didn't even put them on the cross. But it was made to appear so Allah His setup
and he was elevated to become hope for us and change for them.
Change of lineage
and the emergence of the final Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the mercy to mankind, but hope for our own men into the future. The prophets I send them said to very Ayesha malmsey How blessed life will be when Jesus the Messiah returns. You then we'll have the fee for burial barakaatuh
The earth will be given the instruction to show its blessing once again, a pomegranate will be able to house a family, its shell can be used to build a structure,
that the animals will not prey on human beings, there will be peace amongst men,
a hope that would return
Why is this significant for us to dwell upon today?
As difficulties you see life.
And as tight and as narrow as the world may collapse in amongst the home of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And if you don't feel that there is a narrowing, it may be because you are not seeing with your heart, but rather looking with your eyes.
And as you watch news reports, as you read things on your social media, as you hear things firsthand, from others, one of the first thoughts that you come to you is, oh, Allah, bring you a relief. Oh, Allah, the owner of the profits on the low, how do you sell them? Oh Allah. Seal the hearts of the believers with firmness. Oh Allah keep us firm upon the deed. Oh Allah, we're proud of being in a state of autobuy that were a little bit estranged from others. We're not different from others, but we understand we're distinct amongst others, or law, let us feel the honor of being a little bit different and happy with that distinction of Allah. But to always know that there were
people who were better than us who were sent by Allah for missions better than us that were repelled and pushed back and fought against and waged against.
One mother diluted de la pero la says they didn't change what we they were instructed to do.
And of the first lessons that I wish to say to you,
that we take from the story of Talia Salaam and from the promise of a love that he would return, is that a times that the difficulties that we encounter in life, in society, in our homes in our personal or collective communal life,
are ones that are to be tempered by a faith that Allah Subhana Allah to Allah has an ultimate plan.
And the reason the Sahaba However, even around him,
perhaps they didn't understand the ultimate plan. You would be a follower of Rhys Ali is solemnisation Pamela, where Why is a law sending him Why don't we put up a struggle? Why are we going to be as a law described study if you have to learn why are we going to be murdered and put to death as as happened to the Jerusalem Christians believers in an ISA Allah has set out
but no that remaining firm upon faith and not changing from what is right to what is less right is one of the greats sooner of Allah subhanho wa Taala in testing mankind.
That a loss of Hannah with Allah will test our stubbornness, in adherence to the truth when it is obstinate in the hearts and in the minds of others.
The second example I wish to share with you is a personal example. I was blessed Alhamdulillah in the month of September to lead something called the Hadeeth tour. And I visited Uzbekistan, and we traveled through Tashkent, Bukhara, and Samarkand, which is famous areas of Islamic heritage and history.
And it was a life changing tour. The purpose behind it was to teach saw haven Bahati, in the city of his birth in Bukhara in the masjid, that he would teach him that he studied in
and to visit the hallmarks and the societies that Muslims had built magnificent houses of learning. And when you arrive in bajada, you're astounded
at what you see, and one of the great stories that I wish to share with you in sha Allah about hope comes directly from your ancestry, your heritage.
The Muslims in the city of Alabama and Buhari had built great houses of learning.
And they were
some of the most thriving trading posts in the world. bajada is on the Silk Road, when you're in bajada. There's a marketplace that has been there for three 4000 years. When you stand in the middle of this same marketplace. It's got four doorways
If you look this doorway, it leads you to Mongolia. That used to be the road to Mongolia. This way, it goes to India, this way to Rome that way to Japan, China. You're in the you're in the center crossroads of the world. And mojado was a very strategic place. Genghis Khan
and when he invaded bahara, he laid siege to the city in a lightning strike.
And the Muslim army was sucked out into the desert, encircled and cut down until not a single person survived.
It was a great military disaster.
And a little bit before fetch, Genghis Khan with his horse, rode into the central message of Baja.
And the man was leading prayer.
And Genghis Khan with his horse came up front to the Imam and kicked him. Stop this chanting and prayer you're performing that man continued in this saga.
The man in the congregation knew of Genghis Khan is here. It means our armies have been destroyed. We're all going to die because that was the policy of Genghis Khan.
And this infuriated Genghis Khan that the Imam bowed to Allah and as he bowed, he chopped him
and everybody in the city.
Everybody in the masjid was put to death. He took all of their bodies and bury them in the well of Voodoo in Baja.
The menorah vihara was the only building that was left standing.
The only building the only reason he left it standing was he would put his troops up top to see the horizon if there's an army coming if there's a defensive position being brought.
What's the hoping that
the hoping that AI by the law is that as you stand in that place in a Masjid that was destroyed, you stand in a Masjid that was rebuilt,
who rebuilt it
a generation later, and one after his own grandson?
The man who came and butchered all the believers in the masjid, his own lineage, his own people came back and rebuilt.
When you stand there you shiver.
it's astounding. To Pamela from the place remember hearty thought
from where they're buried these great odema and the man Muslim and Imam and nessa Illa mama Buddha would tell me the all of them in the same place, all of them in the same 500 kilometers of each other in what is present date Uzbekistan. It's incredible. This house of learning 100 or so years later, 200 years later, a few 100 years later, put all to death, all of the believers in that land. Give it another generation and Subhan Allah, Allah returns the full cycle. And as I stood there will lie.
I thought yeah, Allah. Which end of the cycle are we in? Are we an oma of resurgence of change? Are we those who are bringing back hi to the owner of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam or are we the ones who are sinking in it? Which side of that circle look at our law says what can
we do have a nurse on the day you've heard a lot reveals these verses to the prophets a lot by what he was saying. Whenever he knew whether he has any don't find in your heart. This satisfaction with this loss don't feel humiliated and have no sorrow.
These are days that we give to men in turn. Yeah, when Lana way and when Elena as they remember the Allahu anhu responded to Abu Sophia And on that day of
a day for us and the day against us. But there's always allow people to leave meaning that
there's a resurgence is always for those who have piety with a loss of Hannah with that. May Allah bring earnestly the foliage upon the owner of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu.
I leave you in these last five minutes in sha Allah with a final narration.
So we had one from the Koran, one from our history and one from the Navy Mohammed Salah.
about optimism and hope.
Allah Subhana Allah describes the hypocrites on the day of 100
when the prophets I send them is in the middle of a trench digging
a trench a moment to save the Medina there's an army of Confederates of a variety of tribes coming out of the desert to put a final NGO Mohammed's I send them and all of those who believe in imminent Medina and the prophets I send them takes council the Sahaba we don't have an army to be able to face them in open pitch combat in the desert, what should we do? So manual fallacy, or the Allahu anhu, the prophet on that day says, Who am in new enemies from me he's from my family, or the law and count him as being of me. Salaam or the Alon, who says the auto pseudo law in our places in Persia. If we had a large army, we dig a trench so that they couldn't jump over with their horses,
their infantry cannot attack us. And we would shoot them with the arrows from a distance to try to keep the odds even
the Prophet agreed. And for a month, they began to prepare hearing that the tribes are gathering coming, they begin to dig the trench.
And there's a boulder and massive rock. And it's mighty of the Sahaba are and as many of them who try to break it. All of them together cannot.
And if this rock isn't broken, it becomes a bridge for the infantry for the horses to jump over to the other side.
And they come to the profits ice and lemon complaint. They say our pseudo loss is a limb. We know you've been drinking but there's this rock we don't know what to do with it. Profits show it to me so Allah Hollywood singer, and he takes the axe I pick out from all over her navitas an elbow Holly, he strikes it once and a spark explodes from it. And a thunderous noise emanates net profits. I sell them there's a technique that comes from him.
And he says, we've been given conquest of Persia. Persia
you're in the mud sobre la hora de Messina Persia you're you're not even fighting for your own life. You can't even fight for your own life. You're digging a defensive position. Because if you are in fight, you're gonna lose.
You're trying to protect yourself even from the battle. And you're talking about the Kingdom of Persia, the greatest army of that time, holy, but your room a lot begin sort of the room that the Persians defeated the Romans the Byzantines and you say their kingdom is yours. So lohani was
40 had been given in conquest to us.
He strikes it again.
Yemen, Shan lolicon,
Damascus and Persia, Yemen the Arabian pen, all of it conquest, the moon so clean
this standing above and they hear the prophets I seldom say this. And they say a lot of law. How would he know?
These men are beguiled, be fooled by their faithfulness, the reverence and God has made them lose their mind. They're talking about Persia and they're in the mud and a lot quotes this area.
Cordova hula Dino, they said about you Yeah, Mohammed that your view, you begin beguiled by your faith in God.
But in the midst of difficulty, if there is sub, if there's patience, if there's endurance when I'm sober.
There, Allah subhanaw taala says those who hold fast
in Nevada come in as many more those who are strict in it, that they can bring about a resurgence that others can't. And I want to leave you with this question. How patient Are you with Allah subhana wa tada? How patient? Are you with the laws of Allah?
With what Allah has obligated and with what Allah has made her on and with the no as it with the things a lot test you within life?
Would you be from those who are in the trench with Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam? Or would you be from those who say, what is this man talking about Persia? And we're in the month.
what hope do you have in your heart for Allah? And what faithfulness carries you through the day? What light and purpose do you have?
That brings you to a mode of optimism and happiness and I leave you with the drought of the prophets. I seldom that he would say in his mornings as the narrator, but he did. Maybe he would begin his day Salalah while he was setting them by saying, a lot of making me as a local hero, her video or law, I asked you for the good you have endowed in this de facto oneness surah who were Nura who wahida Allah I asked you for the conquest of this day, the victory of this day, the light of this day and the guidance you have placed for me in this day or less me with it. May Allah bless our days with his light with his guidance with his victory and with his conquest allotment amin May
Allah Subhana Allah fill our hearts with hope. May Allah Subhana Allah make it the reason for change in our life. Our whole family had our self with a lot ovviamente welcome for stealth hero in order, Rahim. subhanak Allahumma vmdk shadow under either stuff required to be late. If you could give my brother Sajid a couple of minutes. Mashallah.
May Allah Subhana Allah give assistance to our brothers of charity, right. I was here for the forces conference. I was there Saturday and Sunday. and gentlemen, l'affaire. I'm on my way tomorrow. So May Allah subhanaw taala accepted for me And may Allah allow you to stand there as I shot a lot intend to send mail lot carry you to his sacred house, and a lot carry me to there safely. A lot of them I mean, and the brothers is on the law fair. They said, Sure. You have a couple of days. Let us do something in places that are not as regularly visited. And I'm honored that hamdulillah that I had an opportunity to visit with you and just a common law fair for charity right for making it so
and to the noble moms and directors and trustees of this Masjid, for giving me such a prestigious platform.