Lessons from the Prophet’s Hajj ﷺ
Channel: Yahya Ibrahim
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He's lovely sessions. He's based in Perth, Australia, and he's a specialist in spirituality and he studied bumpsteer, thick and heavy with scholars from hijas. In Egypt, he sought after by Muslim and non Muslim organizations, schools and governments. He's educated on domestic violence, gender discrimination, Child Protection, disability and mental health. And he's awarded the West Australian multicultural Community Service Award for individual excellence, are honored to have him as part of the another team. And I'm glad to have him instructing us today for our session on the profits such as Santa Monica mahabaleshwar. Here here, how are you doing today? While they come Sadam? Or
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Almost said, what I'm not gonna lie here, but it's always good and hamdulillah to connect even though we're so far away from each other physically. Our hearts met Allah subhanho wa Taala always combine them and bring them together. Allahumma I mean,
it's a pleasure to have you with us. I'm not going to take any more of your time because I know we have a brief period of time to get to jump into the talk so Bismillah r mg the night Mike and we'll see you understood
Alhamdulillah Jazakallah Hara for hosting once again as normal Sister hafsa It's a pleasure Alhamdulillah to connect with our brothers and sisters in this way. And I pray that Allah subhana wa tada grants us ease and comfort Allah home I mean, in Al Hamdulillah he and I met who want to study who want to sell fiddle whenever we let him in surely I'm fusina woman sejati I'm Melina Mejia Hilah who follow mobila up further ahead the other way shadow either in Allah wa who dashi color white shadow Anna Mohammed Abdullah who are pseudo or they have little soda watamu tasleem Allahumma salli wa sallim wa barik ala Sayidina Mojave now whenever you know Mohammed in phila valina will serene Wa
salli wa sallim wa barik ala Sayidina whenever you know Mohammed in film Allah Illallah Muhammad Rahim Allah alumna Madhya Hindi amin Al Quran and allene with a kidnap minuman Sina Allah who Matthew now what do you do now which I'm not stubbornly many Allah who may have said who the lender a hammer raha mean, we always begin with the praise of Allah when we send our prayers that were been addictions and so you tations of peace upon the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we testify that none is worthy of worship but Allah and that our nebia sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says worshipping slave and final messenger. I continue to always remind myself and knew of Allah
azza wa jal, it's the legacy that Allah has bequest unto mankind to hand over from one to another. And Allah Subhana Allah says in Surah, Nisa that he has provided this instruction of tough love
to mankind what Yak comb and once again to our oma Anita Allah to be mindful and God conscious of Allah subhana wa Tada. We pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala makes us from those who are fortunate to be blessed with an increasing awareness of our need of Allah, as a consequence of our love for him, our fear of him and our great hope in his mercy Subhana Allah to Allah, may Allah subhana wa to add that Grinch you and I success in these blessing 10 days that will have entered upon us that we find ourselves in. These are 10 days that I know you've received in numerous WhatsApp messages in numerous YouTube links in numerous Juma fatwas about their important blessing and blessedness and
you know, the calendars and how many Salah you're going to do and charity automations and all this wonderful stuff. And I just want you to know that it's not about the processes initially more so than about the intent. So Allah Subhana Allah makes it very clear as it relates to Hajj, Allah Subhana Allah to Allah says that Allah does not receive the blood that is spilled or the meat that is produced from the slaughtering of the photobank were lacking. inanda huta cominco What is received is your consistency and your consciousness of piety.
And hamdulillah were able in sha Allah today to gather together
in speaking about the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and his hedge and the hedge of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is no small moment in the history of Islam and Muslims. It is probably one of the most significant aspects and actions of worship in the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam where we were meant to galvanize to take away two concrete lessons for it from that moment on into perpetuity up until the day of judgment when
Law takes inheritance of this world and all that is upon it. May Allah Subhana Allah make us of those whose hearts are awake, whose condition of love is complete for the prophets I sell them through our adherence to his Sunnah. So I wanted in sha Allah to speak about five lessons and I like to kind of systemize it. And as you mentioned, Subhan Allah I'm the first instructor I'm so proud of Mashallah the first instructor to get back into class, right? And this is from the name of Allah witness a lot of New Testament mileena May Allah allow it to happen. And Subhana Allah, the mother of Allah that the first class I'm teaching is the sunette in the seat of the Prophet sallallahu
alayhi wa sallam, and May Allah subhanho wa Taala accepted from all of us, Allah whom I mean, but the you know, I like to kind of compartmentalize our discussion. And I want to speak about the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam five lessons that we could take, they might that may not seem as apparent lessons. So it's not things that are like checklists of what he wore, or what he said or what he did. But I want it to be something more that goes a little bit behind it a little bit about what drove the system have had a what continued the process of
the Hajj up until our day to day that we are taking it from the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam as if he was with us. And we ask Allah Subhana Allah to give us the honor to stand once again on the plains of out of her to make requests of Allah that only he can provide, to call out to Allah in a way that we don't and cannot call out to others. I pray that Allah Subhana Allah allows those of us who have not been to Hajj to return to Hajj and to go to Hajj and those who have been to hedge that Allah carries us again is one of his a battle right man, one of the servants of the merciful that we are honored to be there and to lead others in that noble noble noble tradition.
Allah Ameen how it is a pillar of Islam. It's one of the things that holds up everything that we do as Muslims. So it's meant to reinforce whatever we do in Islam is reinforced when we gathered together in that day of Hajj. So it's a pillar of Islam that Allah has made as a command of Allah it is an obligation for you and I as Muslims to feel if we have met the financial physical health needs. Number three, these obligatory as a once in a lifetime, at the very least, if you're able. So if you've done it once, even though you have wealth in excess, even though you have energy in excess, it's not one that's a repetitive it's not one that's asked of you repetitively, it's desired
for you to go more than more than once and had the prophets I sell them live on one more hedge he would have gone one more hedge sallallahu wasallam and it was as soon as the Sahaba of the Prophet I sell him to go repetitively, Abdullah him neuroma performed 60 consecutive hedge, the first with the profits, I sell them, and then onwards.
It is an act of worship that is for men and women. It's not meant to be you know, for one group more than the other one lesser than the other. It is meant to be for those who are physically and financially
able. Now that's a really powerful thing. Once again, Allah Subhana Allah to Allah in this obligation, it's as if Allah subhanho wa Taala saying you read Allah who become will use Allah wishes for you facility ease and comfort, Allah wishes for you ease and deliberation whether you read you become a nurse or Allah doesn't wish for you hardship and a lot of people who are unable to go to Hajj due to financial means are at times in a far better place. Spiritually in earning the reward of Hajj with Allah Subhana Allah to add other than those who actually make it there and you can see this you know some Pamela we I've been blessed with had, there are those who are there and
Hajji, they're passing time. And there are those who were left behind whose heart is so earnest is so lit with love for Allah, fear of Allah subhana wa Taala that if they could be there, they would move mountains to be there, but they're unable. So the reward that they have, while they are in their home is greater than the reward at times of those who have come but have not attained attended with their hearts and with their spirit. May Allah protect us from this Allahumma Ameen. So how does a phenomenal aspect of form and spirit it's things you do, but it's also meant to be things that you
feel things that you you intend things that are conscious about you. And from the form of course is shedding away you know, scholarly clothes, shedding where your suits and your Gucci and whatever it is. And you know, you get into a stage where you're humbling yourself to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. And it's meant to signify your unity and your oneness because you're there for the oneness of Allah, and in unity with those who have come seeking the oneness of Allah, whether it's in the tawaf, or it's in the seven salya of Safa and mattawa or whether it's in you know, the purpose of stoning, replicating the stoning of the chez THON and removing your excesses from your life. All of
us have come with that one purpose irrespective of whether we've arrived in a private jet or we've arrived on foot, everybody Allah coolibah marry me yet Tina, I mean clearly fujinami they will come You know, walking on on carried from every far extent of the earth May Allah subhanahu wa Tada, grant us a return to Hajj. So what are the lessons that we take, you know, we've kind of framed Hajj as a, as a physical form, as a spiritual process. There are these two things that kind of come together, and they give us this noble noble pursuit of seeking to worship Allah Subhana Allah to Allah seeking to perform an act of righteousness in a way that cannot be replicated in other times
in other places. So the first lesson out of the five, hadj is meant to be a ceremony
of devotion to Allah, that increases love for Allah. So you're supposed to fall in love with Allah in the desert, right? You're supposed to fall in love with Allah, as you lay there in was delissa, you know, covered in dust, struggling to find space as it used to be, you're supposed to try. you're seeking the loss of Hannah Hawa to Allah, amongst all the concrete that you find in in medieval harem amongst the buzz of what are now 1000s but used to be millions of people. you're seeking Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, not just as an aspect of devotion, but to fall in love. And the Muslims relationship with Allah subhana wa tada is meant to be one that you're seeking to instigate a deeper
love as the days go by. So Allah Subhana Allah wants you to approach him. So Allah subhanaw taala, for example, says in Surah Timur, either you're a born at home, you're a bullhorn where you have boonah that Allah loves them, so they love him in return. Now I want you to, you know, pay attention to that. subtlety. I corrected myself intentionally. You have boom, why you're a Buddha. Allah loves them as consequence. They love him in return, they increase their love for Allah. What does that mean? It means that the first stages of your worship the first stages of your physical forms of worship, are not always done out of love and fidelity and and I'm so in need of a law and that I'm
so committed, it's meant to train you to attain to that love. So Allah says, Allah, Allah who I know whom what I do, I'm Allah became pleased with the Sahaba became pleased with us, and then we become pleased with Allah Subhana Allah, Allah loves us. So then we grow in love for him. The hadith of love the depth of love of the Wu Dahlia Salaam, which was also mentioned by our unobvious on Allahu alayhi wa sallam, the prophets I seldom would pray Allah who met me as Erica hogback Allah I ask you for your love. Why? Because the love of Allah. predicates is a cornerstone of me growing to love Allah, Allah in me as Luca hoback We're home that may your handbook I asked you for your love Your
Allah and the love of those who love you. I haven't trained myself yet. The love of those who love you will help Bella Hamel Elidio curry boonie illa how big and the love have the actions that will make me loving of you Yeah, Allah and loved by you. Yeah, Allah. Therefore you you see that to grow in love with Allah, you must break your spirit break your habits that lead you away from Allah. It's not intuitive, to immediately be submitted to dude humbled in humility in love and adoration and fear and hope of Allah subhanaw taala as a natural conscious state without first training yourself. So it requires you to train to grow in love for Allah. And that training is what causes Allah's love
for you to magnify which opens your heart in return to Him. Allah subhana wa tada is elwha dude
I want to pan over to Allah is the one who is loving is the one who loves and is and is loving. The love that we interchange amongst each other is due to the love of Allah subhana wa to Allah for us. Prophet Ibrahim alayhis salam loved Allah subhanho wa Taala so much and Prophet Ibrahim is the model that we seek to replicate in seeking to replicate the tradition and sunova Prophet Mohammed Salim. So he is following in the footsteps of Ibrahim and we're following in the footsteps of the prophets I seldom, what is the description
of Ibrahim that Allah gives in the Quran? Allah Subhana Allah says in Surah Nisa, verse 154, what have Allah who Ibrahim Mahalia, Allah took Ibrahim let Ibrahim become an avowed beloved friend khaleel, the nickname of Ibrahim is believed he is the one that in the Arabic word to hell, it means something saturates and it becomes so intertwined that it mixes in it becomes inseparable. You can't you know, remove it from each other. Uh, you cannot remove the love of Allah from the heart of Ibrahim, you can't burn it out of them, beat it out of them, kill it out of them. You cannot remove that from Ibrahim. That becomes the example that Allah gives us were hedges meant to be deeply
associated with that story of Ibrahim, where trauma leads to redemption and love, where struggle and toil leads to redemption and love. Ibrahim says to Allah in the top two min Lurie at the word innovatory. These are in the Vedic and Mahara Mirabella up Masada, Allah, you've ordered me to leave from my family and from my offspring, near the foundations of your sacred house so that they can be of those who establish the prayer. Oh Allah, open the hearts of men towards a veggie indeterminate ness. You know, open the hearts of mankind, towards my family, everything that relates to the journey of Hajj, if we have time in sha Allah in future dates, to speak about the journey of love,
right, the journey, you know, the tawaf is a journey of love. Right? The sad is a journey of love, at the stoning of the shavon is a journey of love. Because love is something that is the supremacy of all of our aspects of worship and muhabba where you find your connection in loving to Allah, and through the service and love that you have with this creation leads you to that magnificence of the worship of Allah in the way that it should be. So had you gives us a sense of, of a loving history, a deep rooted history of affection that Allah Subhana Allah seeks to bless us with His love so that we can return to Him in love Subhana home want to honor
the second lesson that I wanted to speak about is the universality of the spirit of Islam. Islam is for everyone to handle. I'm always astounded when I meet people who are unconventional Muslims, like, you know, there's the Subhana Allah these incredible people I had. Maybe she's watching
before the lockdown in January 2020. May Allah open the pathways again,
one, one of the sisters and there's does a we were asked by darussalam to do a ladies only ombre. So my wife and children were with me. And this particular sister, you know, she was kind of embedded with the sisters. And we had a busload of sisters Mashallah.
You know, mothers and daughters who have come together, you know, and some cousins who have come at you know, is like a wonderful experience for them. And I was just there to facilitate some of the lessons to answer some of the questions because I had been on camera with my my wife was there and my daughters were that my daughter was there. It was a beautiful, beautiful spirit. And then there was this one sister, who is this unconventional Muslim, you know, some kind of Allah.
She's from Perth. Had I met her from you know, when she heard about it, I'm doing a lady's one.
And you know, she's an elderly lady, had a pastor in a shopping center. I would not have looked twice and assume that she's a Muslim.
Had if she was not to, to begin an initiate the greeting she would not have been
You know somebody who I would have registered for me as I walked by say and said I'm on a consistent it just would not have crossed my mind. But the universality, the pull of the hearts of mankind towards a hedge towards the Sacred House of Allah subhana wa tada to fulfill it transcends color, race, tattoos, age, family history.
It transcends nationalities, languages, egos financial position, it transcends status. It transcends all class and all of those kinds of distinctions. Now don't mind me there will be people who experience
racism in hedge you can you I'm not saying that because you're in a place where racism is meant to be abolished, that you won't find people who at times, who haven't learned to abolish it within themselves yet, but what I mean is I it's not utopian, but that the permission of Allah subhana wa tada to Ibrahim, whatever, then finance it will hedge let the call to hedge, go to all mankind, men, women, young, old righteous on the way to righteousness, self righteous, but internally self deprecating all of old people are open to that particular land and to that particular place. They are meant to come each of them as one but united as one. So when you stand before Allah subhana wa
Tada, what you would have learned as you walked with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is how we made equity between everyone that was there. That's the second powerful lesson. Then the lesson of that of that hedge the ability of the Prophet sallallahu it was said, especially in his final farewell speech, and I'm sure one of our speakers is going to address the farewell sermon of the prophets of Allah who it was sending him, so I'm not going to tread upon that. But in it, he sent out a boundary of social cohesion unlike anybody previously in human history. He speaks about the a label rights and equity of women and men about the inalienable rights of the young over the old and
the old over the young about the importance of no class distinctions based on color, lat fog layout or being under a Jimmy, there is no virtue over an Arab over a non Arab when I saw that the appeal to an appeal by that is what over the dark skinned above the white or the white above are lighter skinned above the dark, he sets out this incredible constitution of life. And that universality of Hajj is meant to extend from there and move back with us towards our homes, towards our communities, towards our people, our families, our our those who have left behind, and therefore the spirit of hedges to foster a unity, a universal brotherhood sisterhood amongst the believers that touches upon
the hearts of non believers as well. So you're supposed to come back carrying that lesson of the prophets lie Selim, that there is no you know, no one makes me better or less in front of anybody except my conduct before God. That's you know, that what Allah sees of me and knows of me as being genuine is only known to Allah which means I mean, an unending continuous pursuit of doing that which is right to the best of my ability into the future. And that spirit is supposed to be carried back with us. From Hajj the third lesson from the live from the Hajj of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
is to focus and you know, Subhana Allah with the world as it is today, there are so many distractions.
So many things that pull us out of focus so many things that remove
focus from our, from our
I lost focus. No, no, I'm joking. There's so many things that remove us from focusing on what's most important, and what is of the greatest priority to that which is secondary and Subhana. Allah.
Allah Subhana Allah to Allah main things at an aspect of focus for that purpose. So initially, the Qibla is a focus, right though what's the word? That means a place of focus, right? So mechon makara, Rama and for us all the way here in Australia, you in Toronto, London, wherever you are, because it's so far away. Your fibula isn't literally the cat.
You're literally becomes Mecca. And as as much as you can focus your fibula towards the Cabot the better it is right? So the Qibla is a focus. But you also have another greater focus, which is the singularity of the aspects of worship, that everybody focuses their attention not just on which way they're standing, but on what they're going to recite. So I can walk into any measure around the world. And I know the moment I walk into that Masjid, that I know exactly how the prayer is going to be performed. The desire to try to get myself oriented is not it's not necessary, the internal focusing processes are there. That is one that if karma is one, the Qibla is one, the tech beer is
always going to be Allahu Akbar, I'm not going to hear anything else. The first loudly citation that I'm going to hear is Al Fatiha, there is not going to be anything that's going to come as a surprise. The second section of the Quran is going to be from the Quran. I don't know where it is, maybe there's a surprise, but that gives me a really focused reorientation recentering on my purpose, so focus is not just the Qibla but it is the aspects of worship that are done in the Hajj with the prophets I seldom and therefore after so therefore, you see this in each and every step of the way of the Hajj of the Prophet symbol I sent him in how we got people focused in shedding their
clothing and how we got Pete you know, put on your ROM, when you put on that ROM which what are the boundaries of putting that ROM on? What are the things you cannot add to your body and to your system, so as Muslims we when we perform Hajj or Umrah we no longer perfume ourselves, you're not going to add cologne or you know, I you know, once you're in a state of Islam, I put up a post on my Instagram saying it's highly desirable for Muslims to who are not going to Hajj but are going to offer the auto band to refrain from removing any of their hair, any of their nails, any of the cuttings of their hair, toenails, and so on, up until your core band up until you do the whole band.
And you know, a lot of people that came out are usually chefs and you know, it's we're not in haggen I know the purpose is focus. And it's not something that if you have that your quarterback needs and accept it, it's not something that's sinful in that sense, right? What It Is it what it what it's meant to teach you is that it is at this moment that you're focusing that before the 10 days of of,
of little hedger entered, I got all that stuff done. I got my hair trimmed, I got my nails trimmed I got my you know, you women, your pedicures and all that kind of stuff, Mashallah, I got all that kind of stuff sorted. And now because I'm thinking I'm focusing on that worship, so the purpose behind it is to focus your attention as as as a hedge leaders of Hanalei, I had 400 people with me and hedging 2020 of the most repeated question that I had in the first days was chef, I think I use soap chef, I did, you know, people became so picky. So, so compulsive about the worry of having added some perfume or, you know, lemon water touched me or whatever it is. And the answer was no,
this isn't what's meant by the habito. It's applying perfume. That's what we're prohibited from, it's not that you washed your hands or the towel was scented with lemon. That's not the issue.
But what did it result in? It resulted in focus resulted in that I'm thinking in a higher state. And that's what's meant as you enter into the 10 days of hedger, I had to cut my nails, I cut my hair, I made sure I am focused on these 10 days that I'm going to worship Allah. So focus becomes a primary lesson that we're to take from the rituals of hedge, it's not about you know, not cutting the nails. That's a The issue is about focusing on the details. Because if I can focus on that for that period of time, then perhaps I can extend my focus into lesser aspects, which have a greater impact. How much of how much social media, am I consuming? How much TV am i watching? What are my children doing
in their idle hours, I begin to focus my intention. Muslims should be people of focus. And we are meant to be people of direction. We are meant to be people who know where we're headed, and how to get there. We're meant to not be confused or in other words, misguided doll to be in a state of denial is confusion. I don't know which way to go, right. So we're meant to be focused in our direction.
In our purpose, in our habits, in our orientation, in everything that is about us. And the focus, of course is to live a life for Allah which is the best way to translate the word Islam to surrender yourself to submit for Allah, that you live your life when and for Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and that the house of Allah becomes a symbol, the Hajj process becomes a symbol of your desire to focus. Number four, is the ceremonies zation of harmony Subhana Allah, Allah gives us the ceremonies in the hands of the prophets, I sell them that are meant to show we are harmonious. You don't you can't be walking in your life. Sadly, there are people who try to get to the easiest gate by going against
the current. Right, everybody looks at them and your heart is like yeah, Allah clean my heart from anger. But this guy is just you know, non stop. He's going against the flow. It's this harmony. It's meant to be a ceremony, that tawaf to show you you got one way to go, it's only one way and where you are, you're going to return and you need to help people along the way. And as you have opps in life, there will be downs because where you began in the Blackstone, you're going to come back to it again. Right? The ceremonies zation of the thought process of the prophets, I said, is meant to show us that we are to live in harmony and balance with each other. So we've spoken about that the
ceremonies ation of love and the pursuit of devotional love to Allah. We spoke about Hajj gives us a universal spirit of Islam of equity, that Islam seeks to focus us and to center a center orient does. Number four is that we are at that ceremony of peace, as ceremony of harmony. So it is a harmonization of our purpose. So they'll toe off is in one way this is done in one way. You can't leave out of here before anybody else leaves out offer you can't arrive.
You know you can just leave most Denisova without cause you unless there's reason to depart before the rest of the group. You don't throw your stones before others are permitted throw the stone all of these kinds of things harm the harmonization the harmony of peace that we are meant to establish through those rituals taken from the Prophet sallallaahu Selim, taken from Ibrahim is to allow us to spend time together in a peaceful way respectful way to learn through abstinence from raising our voice abstinence from showing anger abstinence from showing robust debate abstinence from seeking to take things before others. All of them are meant as to be a ceremony of harmony. We are meant to be
harmonious in that purpose. So number four, is the harmonization of Islam that we learn in that lesson as a lesson from the Hajj of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. The day of our offer doesn't begin at magic doesn't begin at dawn. It begins for the prophets I sell them in hand. It begins for the prophets I send them a after salado book after the passing of the sun. Then the Prophet entered into alpha then the Prophet began to make do and then the Prophet stood and worship the law until the setting of the sun, that that process that harmony is to teach you the Prophet is the one that we follow harmony through his Sunnah. How do we find harmony? How do we find the level
field between us and the prophet Isaiah 11 as a normal the Prophet I sell them? Where is where is the baseline? It is the sooner of that whenever you Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
Finally, number five
had his movement, its energy, its action and its sacrifice. And each of those could be its own point, but I put them together. The lesson we learn is to be active to do something to get up. Allah says in Surah tober we're coulier mailloux tell him get up and do something act for sejarah Allah Allah sees witnesses that what you do, as does his Navy OSI sell them as do the believers who are with you to get up to commit to move to do something that becomes the tradition that is the Sunnah of the believers, that is the sooner that we learn from the head. You have the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam pilgrims with the prophets. I send them the Sahaba they continued moving
all the time. That's the one thing especially if you must
Carla, you're on those budget programs. You're just you know, moving along. You're just We're here. We're there. We're here we're there. Oh my god, we're back here again. You just you just it's just movement and there's no idle time right and whether you're moving in the day whether you moving at night you're just moving and you're moving with the philosophy you're moving with the side. You're moving from departing to Mina, you're moving from minute to alpha, you're moving from out of hunting was Danny fat was Danny fetch Amina from Mina to Mecca Mecca to Mina, you know, back and forth each and every day. And you're you're just movement. And that movement is meant to be replicated,
It's meant to continue and to push forward and to have us always a motion. Motion is life, right? And hey, yeah, in the Arabic language, when you describe something as living you describe something at a higher year to Intesa, Allah says that it's movement indicated it's it's alive. So life is movement. We know this from, you know, a cosmic level, from the level of our atoms, that the vibration of our atoms, you know, everything is in movement, even if you can't feel it, the chair underneath you it's moving, each of its atoms are resonating and there's resonance and there's movement. A life is movement. So if you're sedate, if you're just sitting there, and if you're
waiting for life to happen, instead of making life move, you're not fulfilling those lessons of the prophets. I sell them you haven't learned from his hedging. You haven't learned from your own hedge experience.
Your men to get up, especially when it's tough. Look at how Allah describes those who refuse to go on to Jihad to defend their city to defend the prophets. I seldom Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah says that they held on to the ground that they sat on, they didn't want to get up. They don't want to move. They just want to I'm just waiting. A man as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in canon Cameroon of if everything's decided on messenger of Allah, you know, if we believe in fate, folly, my lambing? Why should we do anything? The prophets I seldom said kulu Maja Soren Illa Imani, you will only do in accordance to what has been has been written for you to do. Meaning if you sit there
and do nothing, then that's your fate because you made it so you don't want motion. You don't want movement. You don't want to invest. You don't want to sacrifice of yourself. You don't want to work hard and study hard and, and put yourself in a place where you can improve the status quo that you find yourself in. It requires motion, action and sacrifice. And the pilgrim is moving the you know you're always moving especially with the prophets I said limbs had they were moving on camel on foot, you're moving from one place to the next. And it is that dynamic movement that you and I as Muslims should hold as being a sacred outcome of the Hajj of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi
wa sallam and it's a good lesson for us to have in how we raise our children move Get up Get get busy with him right in how we in in instill in each other the love of charity get up and give right you know, I know it's nice for you to for but give so Pamela
I don't know if you know
SR hub slide and our view is in the month of Ramadan I made a pledge in sha Allah with the support of others to sponsor 1000 orphans before the years and and literally I said to the brothers and sisters that human appeal which is the UK which is our UK sponsor. I said Listen, I want you to give me I don't want you to say oh you know we have a thought I said no, I want you to actually give me the names of 1000 children I want them to be ones that I moved towards fulfilling I want to know where they are, what country they are, what age what their circumstances. And they said okay, shut your hair. We'll get that done. So in the in the blessing 10 days of the hijab, I just set upon
you know, finishing that off, I've done hamdulillah 500 Mashallah, right 160 Palestinian children Mashallah you know, three 400 in other places, so the other 500 is one of the ones that I want one to finish off. And you know, if you can share my link, my just giving link to that sister hub sites on my on my Facebook, you'll find that that that's there. There's 100 each and every day I wanted to finish off
1010 children and
You know, being the first day it's an incredible, incredible opportunity in sha Allah, I pray that Allah Subhana Allah except it may may you be from those who are favored to do so. The link that said there you can actually see a picture of it on my Facebook, of the names of the children and just choose one, right just choose one and say Subhanallah this young girl, her name pops out to me for whatever reason who's in Somalia, Lebanon, Syria, Lanka, there's so many in Surah link at the moment in this first one, right? You know, just choose, choose one of them and May Allah Subhana Allah allow us to be of those who have that movement. Get busy, right, get busy get, you're either busy
doing better, or you're busy doing worse. And that's a powerful lesson from the head of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. I wanted to end by asking the loss of Hannah what to add, to
send light into our hearts into our homes, to open for us the doors of all how you to protect us from shudder and hardship and evil. That Allah gives us patience, resilience and resistance. When we find ourselves in difficulty that Allah subhana wa tada elevates us and blesses us and grants us a cure from our illnesses and makes us from those who are willing and able to bless other people with what we have been blessed with Allah Ameen, wasa De La Hoya wa Sallim wa barik lesedi. Now have even and whenever you know Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa, early We're so happy we're settling to Sleeman kathira Jazakallah faith Sister hafsa I'm happy to take a couple of questions in sha Allah and
engage in a little bit of a dialogue with with our brothers and sisters who are listening. Yes.
Actually, I'm going to drop a link because I know questions are gonna get a little hectic as they do with your audience shift so I'm gonna drop a link the live asks for those of you who are depending on zoom inshallah, so that you guys can submit your questions comfortably here and we'll take some of them I know if you have your budget coming in or has just come in as rude. Yes, so we'll try to wrap up on time inshallah for that so there's your last link in the chat below. And of course, if you're coming in on Facebook, YouTube, etc. You can also drop your questions in the comments and we'll have a look through to see if we can answer as many as possible. As you guys are writing your
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activity is one of the hallmarks of a believer right the prophets I seldom is describe that when he would walk his walking pace was quick that people had to basically kind of to step run a little bit