Lessons of Hope and Resilience
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monetisation very little filter and it's quite confronting it's quite readily available.
What that does, of course is that it brings to my heart and your heart. Certain motives and emotions, emotive discussions that we want to have with others, especially those who we feel don't understand why we're aggrieved or upset. You live so far away, you're by the Swan River.
The sunsets are beautiful, life is good and hamdulillah
why do we need to be so connected to a world apart? A world apart not literally.
You know, not not on account of the people that we know by name or by face or even by Instagram handle or account.
For many of us, this is a very first experience
to seeing a raw unedited brutality and I want you to know that the Quran, Allah Subhana Allah Allah says in verses that many of us recited today as a part of our reading of Surah till calf, well, I've got so Rafanelli Nassif, he had an Quran in Cooley method. I have deliberate deliberately given a mandate,
an injunction and understanding and inclusion as similitude a parable for humanity in this Quran in any circumstance, that they will view or find themselves in.
Allah subhanaw taala wants you and I to return constantly to the narrative of the Quran. Subhanallah the verse is beautifully recited by our brother Khalid were revealed about the Battle of Hood. Now there's about 10 or 15 of you who are in this room at the moment who stood with me in Ohio when we went to room raw in different years. Mashallah, whether it's most recently my brother, my hero and sister Fawlty my
brother, I could have mono says Dr. OMYA. In different years. We have an opportunity to visit the medina of the prophets I sent him one of the things that people don't know it is a sunnah
You know how you know when you say I can't wait to go to Medina. I can't wait to pray in the masjid of the prophets. I send him one rocker is equal to 1000. And then all of a sudden Chad here, he says, Get up. We're going to look at the minister straight like it's right here. This is 1001 Rock has 1000 Yes, the prophets I seldom used to walk to a hood, used to ride to hurt a week before his death sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
He rode out to erode. And he stood there in the darkness of the night, and made your eye and wept for the shahada of God, who seven years earlier, had departed the worldly life but we're anticipating to his spiritual arrival. sal Allahu Allah said,
may Allah allow you and I to visit a mountain that loves us? As the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam climbed or hurt, which he would regularly do.
He climbs up a part of it and you had with him Abu Bakr and Irma, and the mountain out of its love, shook.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you know, stamping his foot as he's climbed. He says, Bucha are hurt in Halle canovee Or should be calm, be still upon you is a prophet of God sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
See the world that's around us,
Sometimes we assume that lifeless things are incapable of love.
I always found it strange. One of the discussions that I have as we're driving out to Ohio they're walking out with the group is I say to them, you know the prophets it said Lim said or heard you Hebrew now when a hippo loves us and we love it.
Those of you who have been there, whether with me or others, you can almost picture it right now, can't you? You can kind of picture the redness of its rock.
The hum of all of the visitors who are there the DUA that they make, as they come to visit the shahada visit Hamza or the Allahu Allah
The district is called Cejudo shahada, the area of the master martyr.
May Allah's mercy and peace descend upon him.
The uncle of the prophets I sell them Asadullah, the Lion
Otto these phenomenon. And it's meant to be commemorated, it's meant to be revised the occasion of erode the physicality of the mountain, what occurred on a shade under its shade, and how its celebrated thereafter for over 1400, nearly 50 years, becomes a momentous occasion for you and I to remember and take lessons from now, of course, we only have about 40 minutes together in sha Allah and I cannot give the depth that you and I would want to give as a study of the seer of the prophets, Isaiah. But I want to touch your heart today, I want to soften my heart today.
I'm going to try not to cry, Allah
because when you think of the times of the prophets I sent him, and as we reflect upon some of the occurrences, we see some of the similarities in today becomes difficult. You'll see what I mean as we go along in sha Allah.
Or hood, as a mountain has a capacity to love.
Isn't it unimaginable that there are human beings with hearts that Allah describes in the Quran? That their hearts can become harder than rock?
For here can Ijarah Asha Ducasse? Well have you ever wondered why Allah refers to the heart as it can can have the capacity of being like a rock or harder than a rock.
And in the same instance, Allah allows the prophets I send them to refer to this inanimate object, this mountain of God, that is that capacity to love.
It has the capacity to give
one of the powerful verses in the Quran in surah Doohan
when Pharaoh is destroyed,
Allah Subhana Allah to Allah laments, his people and their loss. Come in Jannetty What are you how many gardens have they left behind? was ruined gardens and you know, Jana, that they had McCollum, they had a high standing in the earth. Like did you really need to do this Pharaoh? Did you need to go this far? Did you really need to aggress upon a defenseless people.
And after Allah subhanaw taala gives that imagery. Allah then says one of my favorite verses in the Quran, from Becca de la hemos sama
the heavens the sky did not shed a tear at their death.
Which means that that which is around us mourns,
there are those who the heavens cry out for there are those who the rubble that has collapsed upon them. eulogizes then there are those who are buried alive for no wrong of their own but the atrocities of others, that the Earth weeps for them, feels for them.
So Allah says, concept are doable. But there are those whose hearts have become hard.
The prophets Allah Allahu Allah, you ascend them.
Is Allah assume the one who is granted Allah's protection and victory? Now that's an absolute right. Your assumption Could you imagine if you were with the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, Listen, there's these people that are coming to attack us up like
I roll with Muhammad Sallallahu
Gibb Gibreel is you know, witness. What's gonna happen? Like, how bad can it get?
Like really? Like really? Like, what would Allah allow to happen to the prophets? I said, He's Rasulullah Salah he escaped in the Hegira
Yeah, and he, they were blind they couldn't see me walk right through
what could happen?
And Subhan Allah,
in the humility of the humaneness of the prophets, Allah Allahu Allah, you ascend them
is the answer to us finding our humility with Allah
How does Allah subhana which Allah instruct you and I to prepare for the worst while hoping and praying for the best?
How does Allah Subhana Allah to Allah allow you and I to soften a heart that grows hard by excess, by overindulgence by the softness of our comfort,
other than to see
the inconvenience that may be met to us and others that we love or those who are distant from us. So Allah uses the greatest example the Most Beloved of Allah Habib Ullah Sallallahu ala Uslu.
The Battle of it begins with a dream. Now, some of you might know I've actually written whether it's academic pieces or other things, and I do a seminar about the art of Islamic dream interpretation.
The Prophet saw a dream sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, it's narrated and Behati.
He saw in his dream that his hand entered
into a protected armor.
And he did not remove it
until it was ordered for him to remove it.
And he had a sword that it's tip broke.
And as he turned, he saw that there was a flock or a group of cows that were slaughtered, freshly slaughtered.
The prophets I send him narrated the stream to the Sahaba in the morning, and they said O Messenger of Allah, what does this mean to haven't yet heard? That Quraishi is amassing. They hadn't yet heard that they want revenge for bed. You know how the battle of bedroom began, right?
Abu Sufian was in Gaza.
And he was doing trade.
See the Arabs they used to live in Gaza. This is before the time of the prophets I seldom In fact, the great great great grandfather of the prophets I send them Hashem in his lineage is buried in Gaza. It's called resins that Hashem like the actual proper name is Reza. Tasha. That's how people used to refer to it. That Gaza where Hashem used to be governor, one of the great great, great ancestral grandfather's of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu. It was so obvious. So pIane has come through Damascus and Zima Kazaa. And he's on his way back to Mecca to bring some of the products that he has bought and sold and traded on behalf of the people of Qureshi with the stolen wealth
of the Mojave Marine who had emigrated migrated to Medina, that they usurped it and bought and sold with it. And as he's returning with it, the Prophet said, so I said to him, let's go attack the caravan that has our property, who the nanny Lavina it's been given permission for you to do so Oh, messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
and Abu Sufyan escapes in the Battle of bedroom occurs. In the prophets, I said Lim is granted victory in better.
In the third year of Israel, the people have Quraysh we need to get back our honor. The Arab tribes all around us are mocking us. Our women have refused to give us comfort. And they said My brother died on that day my father died on that day or my son died in that battle that you took us to and you have not gotten revenge, I will not be your wife until you do something, live up to what you're supposed to do.
And finally, they summon up 3000 men.
They begin to march towards the medina of the prophets. I said, prophecies that dream and he gives them its interpretation. He says, I see the dream that those cows I interpreted that there will be those of my Sahaba who will be laid to waste in battle.
And my sword that it's tip is broken is that one of those who is near in my family, or perhaps my own self will die in that battle.
And the hand that I put in the armor that was protected. But when I removed it, it seemed unprotected. I believe it is the Medina.
We shouldn't leave it.
The prophets. I send them in his interpretation. He shared that with the sahaba. A
little bit later the here there's an army of 3000 men coming.
The prophets Allah I Selim says to the Sahaba What do you think we should do? They said O Messenger of Allah, the young amongst them.
The ones who didn't have the honor of the Battle of bed, the ones who were looking for a fight
The ones who in their mind, they said, What could happen? It's Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we're gonna have a bigger bedroom, and this time I'll be part of it. They said, O Messenger of Allah, let's go out and meet them. And the Prophet SAW Selim said, perhaps we should stay in the Medina, he had not yet you know, the interpretation of his dream had not settled in their hearts that the Medina is this protection. It's as if Allah was saying, don't leave it, O Messenger of Allah.
And they said, O Messenger of Allah, if you are prepared, we will be prepared.
And even those who were from an Medina, who had not entered into Islam, but had claimed fidelity with the prophets, I send them like obey Ibni salute who was the master of the hypocrites masquerading as a believer, but he was an unbeliever internally. He said, We will go out with you O Muhammad,
and 1000 men stood up. So the Prophet entered his quarters and put on his battle armor. And as he came out, some of the Sahaba the senior Sahaba they said, O Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam you had interpreted initially your dream as such a Boba karate Allahu Anhu. He says, it is not May a Kunal intervene. It's not proper for a prophet once he's dawned on his armor to take it off again. hollows this is the path that has been set for us. This is an important lesson that will teach us the first lesson that I want you to have is that the enthusiasm
of wanting to challenge wanting to confront a false pride, a false assumption? Surely Allah will help me surely Allah will give me victory. Surely, I can push my way through surely I won't be let down is never a guarantee from Allah, never even guaranteed for the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu ala usna.
Number two is the power of conviction and strategy. This will come as we see how when the strategy of the prophets I send them is not adopted, and follow through. There is always loss and little gain.
The prophets I send them with 1000 Men head out of Almudena. And as they get to the boundary,
obey up saloon, and 300 men turn back.
And it was their way of trying to dishearten the believers. Imagine a third of his army before even leaving the gateways of his city, turn back. And it was intentional, on account of the hypocrites to try to dishearten the believers in a moment where they needed to be strengthened, that they would be let down
Subhan Allah, it's a powerful lesson for you and I.
There are those who are around us at times, personally, and collectively, who talk a big game.
But when the time requires action, they're missing from the field.
When there is a need to stand up and to do something and to say something and to speak a word of truth.
Nobody admits a little he turns back and with a smirk, he says when we entered Medina, we only promised sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that we would defend Medina with you but since you are going out, you have no assurance of our assistance. The Prophet continues sallallahu alayhi wa sallam having lost a little over a third of his army.
And he arrives at the camp, which is between the mountain of Hood and the gateway the mountain paths that leads to his city sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
It's a walk that you and I can make in about 14 minutes. at a normal pace. It's a straight line, you can see the beauty of the mountain of code from the vantage point of the city of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. The mountain of hood is a massive structure and agree to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. The prophets I seldom set up camp and he divided his army into three important sections with three notable commanders.
The Prophet waited for the enemy to arrive.
And as they arrive, Carly didn't kill Walid not yet Muslim.
Had a different battle strategy than Abu Sofia and the elders. He was a young, innovative general and he held back to
100 horsemen and he he didn't the thickets and in the date groves that surrounded and Medina
now as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam waited, his incessant dua to Allah increased. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam ordered 50 of his Sahaba to camp out at the top of a mountain that today is referred to as Jebel aroma, the mountain of those who are given the position of being archers or the artillery of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam 50, hand chosen, special men, the Prophet gave a very specific direction.
Don't descend, whether you see as victorious or in defeat, don't even defend to help us, even if you see us laid out and vultures have descended from the sky to pick out our bodies. Unless I give you an instruction Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam could not have been more clear.
And the battle began and the Muslims surged forward.
And there's this enthusiasm. Abu do Gianna know it's a strange name or the Allahu Anhu Alba, one of the great warriors of the prophets of Allah who it was said, I will do Jana was given a sword by the prophets I said.
And you know, he had this military stance with it. And he said that I will not let this sword and the honor bestowed upon me so I said let him be let down. And he continued in the battle inviting the believers forward, hands out of the Allahu Anhu pushed forward, they began to push back against Abu Soufiane and those who came to extinguish the life of the prophets, I sell them and bring an end to the Muslims in Medina
lightly armored companions of the Prophet side Salam pushed back against 3000 heavily armored cavalry and soldiers.
At the top of Jebel Roma,
people begin to see the enemy flee.
And they said, Allah Nima Allah NEMA
the wealth that is going to be left behind the swords and the horses and the camels, the jewelry that these people had come wearing.
I want to share of it I don't want to just to go to others back then. Whatever you could secure in the battle was your property.
And they descended from the mountain, except seven. In summary, why your three in summary why a 10 out of the 50
the vast majority disobeyed the order of the prophets I said
in that moment, Harley didn't. Waleed did one of his famous pincer moves and led his cavalry around Jebel Rama. Hamza or the Allahu Anhu was the first to notice. And single handedly, he kept them at a mountain pass 200 of them at bay, fighting tooth and nail.
And finally he was felled by wagashi,
a slave of Hindutva, who had been promised that if you kill Hamza, I will give you freedom.
And upon the Muslim scene that harlot broke through and from the rear began to attack their flanks. It's in that moment, many of the Sahaba disbanded, and the lines were broken from around the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
This retelling of the battle is necessary. But the lessons now that we take from it become more important for you and I today.
The foundational lesson
of is altior Allah, Allah, Allah Rasool.
Give your obedience to God and His messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, one of the Hadith that many people misunderstand
and they only they only use one half of it, because it's self incriminating for myself and for you, for us as a community is the famous Hadith where we always hear it that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that the owner, the owner of us as believers is one.
What is it?
One body just said one body either stuck I mean or if one limb of that body is injured, the rest of the body
What does he do? feels it
most of us assume
that if one part of the body is injured meaning by an enemy or something bad happens, that it causes an infection in the rest of the body, the pain is felt radiating from there everywhere else, that I'm the good part.
The pain is in us the pain is Gaza. The pain is the Rohingya, the pain is the oil.
The pain, is that really where all the pain is, or perhaps
the pain is within us.
Perhaps when you and I are absent from fission.
Perhaps when you and I ignore our obligations to our families and our loved ones, perhaps when we shift course from the Sunnah of a Sirata and was stuck theme of the prophets I send them and Veer intentions away from it, that we're the source of infection. And they're the ones who are burdened by the Obamas indirect disobedience to Allah subhanho wa Taala
some of our students
in my school and my hope booth in Joomla previously was about this.
They said, you know, show here here
why it's so bad, like why are we you know, why is it so bad? Why is there oh my like, so weak? Like, why can anybody do anything to help? We got like oil, we got, like, why can't we do something?
And I said to them, Do you think this is as bad as it ever was? Just look at the world today.
Could you imagine visiting the Kaaba and coming to perform tawaf and the black stone is missing?
That happened for 18 years.
There was an evil sect, an offshoot
who rebelled against the Sultan.
And they descended upon the caravan of the Hajaj and they massacred every single hedge in their haram.
And they broke the wall of the Kaaba and stole a hydrogel as well. For 18 years.
They took the bodies of the Hajaj and bury them in the zamzam well.
And for 18 years, people would come to hedge and there was no black stone.
This is 200 years before the Crusades
100 years before the crusades in the era of Notre Dame zingy, the precursor of Salahuddin in a UB
he sees a dream
of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
This is narrated in the Turriff and in the history books have been as accurate and others.
He sees a dream and the prophets I sell them says to him, come to El Medina, there are those who seek harm to me and my masjid and my home.
And he identifies certain people that he remembers when he wakes up
and he rushes to Medina, he takes his entourage with him. And he enters in Medina and he says everybody in Medina, I will give a gold dinar, I want to give zakat and Sadaqah and a gift to everybody in the medina must visit me in my measureless everybody comes except these few phases he hadn't seen.
And he said, No, there's gotta be other people. They said, Yeah, yeah, there's a group of people there. They've come from distant lands. And they're very wealthy, though they're not after one or two of your gold coins. That's why they didn't come. He said, No, no, bring them I want to meet these new people. And they were the ones who were in his dream. He orders his their arrest. And when they go to the home that was two homes away from the boundary wall of the mandate of the prophets. I send them they find that they had tunneled or we're trying to tunnel into the house of the prophets, I send them to remove his blessing body. So here you have the cab attack. You have the
meaningfulness of the Medina and its sanctuary and the holiness of the prophets. I sell them under siege, and it's from that time that the golden walls are sunk. Three meters down, lead is
poured all around the magic of the prophets I said limb so that this does not repeat
100 years later
the Crusaders enter into a liquids
and for 93 years The van is not allowed to be cold.
Circumcision is not allowed to be performed.
If a Muslim is seen praying or fasting or making will do, they are punished in public,
you Regional Youth or Allah
Salahuddin a UV researches
the darkness that A times we see and feel is not
as bad it is as this as it has ever been.
And one of the beauty of our faith is the up cycle of devotion to Allah subhanho wa Taala after tyranny and struggle. There are other brothers and sisters who are with us here today mashallah, who traveled with me, it was Becca, Stan, and we stood at the messenger devil coutume evening above some of the Allahu Anhu in Samarkand, one of the cousins of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
And in that message, I gave a talk and I say, this is the message that was destroyed by Genghis Khan. You can even see the burn the last break of the last piece of timber that was survivable with it, they have it still etched in the masjid when they rebuilt it. One of the surprising aspects of that is just two generations. It is the great daughter of Genghis Khan, who enters into Islam and commissions the rebuilding of that which was destroyed by her grandfather.
One of the lessons that we take from the battle of bed is that the owner is an owner of recovery and resilience.
And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in that moment when the Sahaba disbanded from among from around him, was injured.
His face was pierced. His molar tooth was broken. Blood ensued from his fractures, that it covered him sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and because of its profuse bleeding, he fell unconscious. The first responders to him were the likes of new Saliba. minicard but are the Allahu anha Allah Who shielded the prophets I send them with their own body.
I will do Jana who we spoke carrying the sword of the prophets I sell them who laid on top of the prophets I sell them receiving blow after blow and cut after cut.
It is at that moment that people began to rally around the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam evacuating him up into the mountain of it.
there is the first step to success and gain
there are five quick summative lessons that we take from up to this moment.
First, not everybody who lives through tragedy will see the success of victory. Hamza, the Allahu Anhu never returns to Mecca Subhan Allah Hamza never returns to see the conquest of Mecca.
He is buried in the medina of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he was felled in the battle of good
and not because a person has great standing in front of Allah that it means that everything will eventually turn out alright.
And your success doesn't have to be that you were the one who profits from it. Perhaps it is those who come after you.
And those who gain from your loss that they find hope, my hope but today at the school was about the great Tiktok phenomenon.
Of all those young beautiful souls discovering the Quran. Have you seen that video? Where I'm gonna read the Quran? I'm gonna read the Quran I'm gonna read and then a few days later a week later, I just took my Shahada. I've just introduced LOM Allah keep them steadfast upon Islam. How are these results? How do we how can someone in Gaza lose everything and still say I'm thankful to God? Who is this God? Because the God that I disbelieve in can't be that
God Subhan Allah, I've never had a discussion with anybody who didn't believe in Allah except that my first start with them is who do you think? Who do you think God is? Because the god us thing is not the Allah that we know.
He's not incarnate. He's not a man. He's not a son. He wasn't born.
He's not only love, because it's problematic. If you believe God is love, then how can I accept that? How can I live in Gaza? And God is just love. God is love. You say okay, and then we'll what what happens when there's war? I don't know. I have a crisis of faith. So Allah says no, well in a blue and Nico never promised you only love. I never promised you only ease.
So as they turn into the beginning verses of the Quran, as they get to verse 60, and 70 and 80 and 100 of Surah Al Baqarah. When a nebula one nickel, I'm going to test you with life and liberty and wealth and loss and children were best suited Sabreen give good tidings to those who are resilient, it's empowering.
In your loss, could be the victory of other people. I recited Sora and Nasir insalata and mercury.
Look at the last verses given to the Prophet Tyson. The last complete surah is either jet or masala, he will fit
what I eat and NASA Toluna feeding Allah. What is the Nasir of Allah? You know, Allah says, either jet when the victory of God has arrived Palace what is the victory of God? What are a tennis and you see mankind coming to the truth. You had the Hulu Nephi didn't entering into the pathway of Allah
you know Subhanallah as you and I at times chant in our walks on Saturdays and Sunday you know Free Palestine and all that you never hear actually Palestinians do that. Right? Like I mean the like the the people because that you never see that. They're proclamations. They're outlined cries are never cease fire now. Gaza will be free or whatever. I don't know whatever the Chanti singing song is stuff. You never hear that what do you hear them say has been Allah
Alhamdulillah Allah Allahu Akbar, Allah Allah Hill ham, that's all you hear from them. You don't hear anything about land. You don't hear anything about the tangible things because they're in a different struggle, a different perspective than you and I, they recognize that victory is not temporal.
And subhanAllah you see this young child you see these weird it's unbelievable, this young child on a short video and he says the more you bombers they took my dad's name. I'm just gonna fight more. I will struggle until my Yeah, you can you can take my sister and my brother and my cat.
One of them was like they took my cat and Allah will give me another chi Subhan Allah has an incredible Eman. Wha hoo.
So a person who has no Eman, they look at that and say I'm jealous. It's unbelievable.
May Allah Subhana Allah to Allah make them worthy of this surah either Jah Nostromo Subhan Allah the victory of Allah has arrived. The verses that we recited,
give us the last four lessons that I want to share with you in sha Allah. When attack seven Lavina pootie Luisa de la he am what Allah subhanho wa Taala at the end of the battle of bed at the end of the battle of hood
there's so much loss
seven needs we'll have
10% of those who have gone are not returning
another 2030 are now wounded in a way that they are almost non functional.
And they come back to the Medina
and I want you to put yourself in their place.
Both sides of them. Because there's two sides.
Imagine if you were one of those 50
Yeah, honey, profit loss iclm looks you in the face and says Listen, don't come down from this mountain.
If you see vultures picking up my body, don't move from this mountain
and then use
A little bit of money there somebody I mean, oh, is that a gold shield or Yeti? Like, forget what the prophets Allah Allahu alayhi wa sallam said, and you go down, and you think everything's gonna be okay because it should be okay because what could happen? It's Muhammad, Allah sanka nothing's going to happen to Rasulullah sighs they're not doing it out of disbelief or malice as they're doing it out of There's a love for the dunya There's a love for comfort, there's a love for access, there's a fear of missing out so they come down imagine you're that man
you picked up that property, and all of a sudden you're surprised solid moly, then there's an assault and Hamza is killed in front of you.
Musa did not remain the first emissary of the prophets, I send them his Medina is later Abdullah had been in Jammu
July be all people dropped 70. And then you hear people saying, Katana Mohammed we killed Muhammad.
Because where he was, you know, I will do Janas laying motionless above what looks to be the prophets, I send them and then keep attacking. And women now are sheltering that area. And you look and you say what? I did this.
And by miracle
You climb up the mountain before it.
And you're sitting there
as you hear Abu Sofia and the people of Quraishi laughing and drinking and mocking Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam
and everybody around you.
They know it's you.
You betrayed Rasulullah sallallahu.
He looked you and he said he gave you one, one instruction.
He said I'm going to do what I want to do, not what Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells me to do out of the minute dunya it was just a small share of the dunya
that you caused this pie.
So you're sitting there on the mountain
and the blessedness of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is in front of you, and you have your head in shame.
And you're worried
what is the law gonna reveal?
What is the law gonna say about me? Am I condemned?
Have I committed treason?
Is this recoverable?
So the first sequence of verses, you know this long section of Surah Al Imran the first verse has come in verse 132. Well, I'll tell you Allah what rasool Allah begins obey Allah and the messenger
will lead our lives don't turn away.
We're sad to Isla mafia. Look at the next area.
Race one another to the forgiveness of your Lord. What I still got a chance.
I have hope.
What genetic Otto has similar to when there is a heaven that it's with them breath is the heavens and the earth that awaits you are a team. It's ready and available for those who have piety and fear of God me, surely can't be me. Allah says in the sequence of verses levena either Fahad who fascia there are those who when they committed a public atrocity
they did what you did. Allah then will enforce the home wrong themselves they can Allah they came back to God for stellar federally they know when they ask Allah for His mercy when they filled the Nova in Allah welcome you sue Adama Fado homea Allah moon, they ask God for forgiveness and who can forgive who is the Forgiver other than Allah and they don't go back to doing what they've done.
Allah continues in the sequence of verses within a Yamanaka we don't have such a days we give in turn their days of victory and days of loss and Allah continues in the vs ye Mohammedan Illa Rasool Didn't you know that Muhammad is nothing more than a messenger
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam after a matter of putting if he was to die your be killed in caught up to Mother aka Would you turn back would you just say hello to us?
Where Manian college TV fella you do hola Hey, you want to turn his back? They won't harm Allah it's a harm to themselves. What's the edge the left who check it in
Allah will give the full recompense and reward to those who are thankful.
In that moment, sitting in top of
shivering in fear being mocked by those who are waiting to prey upon us.
Allah will give reward to those who are thankful.
Then Allah continues
speaking to the other group
because sometimes I'm not the one who made the mistake. You know how, when you're right, you're you have this Jonnie wasn't me this time. Sometimes it's husband and wife. Sometimes it's like kids, sometimes it's friends. It's community. Was it me? We didn't start I didn't start. I didn't say it. I didn't do it. I'm not the problem. There. The it's clear night and day. So you're sitting there and you're waiting.
Let's see what Allah is gonna say about these people. I lost my father. I lost my brother. I lost my friend. What's Allah gonna say?
So Allah addresses their hearts when attacks have been a Latina Karatedo visa vie, Linda, I am white. I know you're in pain.
Span Allah, you know when you see the people because these are verses that you always hear the recycling right? You're gonna see what I mean as we move through it.
I lost my father, my mother, my brother, my sister. Subhanallah some of you may not know this. Just four days ago.
10 days ago, my sister in law
she lost 11 members of her family in one bombing.
Four days ago, three days ago Wallahi maybe three maybe four days ago 24 In one bombing.
Another 24 in one attack.
On the Marwan her grandmother
who from the 2014 attacks had become immobile.
Because they needed to clear out they were given a warning they dropped leaflets were going to bomb this area you need to leave.
As they left they had to leave her behind. She said this is what they wrote. They dressed her in white. They gave her house and she stayed knowing that there's nowhere for her to go.
So Allah subhanaw taala says well as a bundle Latina co T visa vie Linda Hey
in Europe behavior as a whole.
They remain with ALLAH SubhanA who went to either
well provided for
not just provided for Fetty hain. Joyful Allahu Akbar
rejoicing be my utter home Allah whom in fugly from the blessing of what they have been given by Allah.
Where stem Sharon have been Lavina LEM el Harkavy and they look forward to those who they left behind Subhanallah you know how we think we you know, we you know, we've lost them
in the other side, it's like all Subhanallah you're still there
Subhanallah you you haven't arrived yet?
They await my friend my daughter My granddaughter my children. Yes step she Runa be Latina alum el hecho beam Humphrey him who are behind them still. They're making their way.
Whenever we enter a hood, as we get off the bus, I remind my tribal partners I say, we're going to make the DUA visiting the grave.
The Sunnah, is you say a Salam or Aleikum? Yeah. Lydia.
A Salam aleikum. Oh those who have arrived to your homes and to Musa Hoon, you arrived before us? When national law have wound up becoming sha Allah and we are on the way we're going to catch up soon in sha Allah. Ness Allah Allah Allah Allah Allah, Allah Afia. We ask Allah for yourself and ourself that Allah grants us His protection, his Aafia, his forgiveness, and removes and expunges sins from our record.
Allah hopeful knowledge
that there's no fear
or sorrow anymore? what or whom? Yeah has anyone
nor is there any grief. The next area is even more spectacular. Allah says they're still rejoicing. Yes step Sharon. Second time now. Be near Matthew mean Allah he will follow.
They're gaining from Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, even more blessing than what you can account for.
When Allah Allah you do add your own meaning and that Allah does not leave and lose the reward of the believers. Allah doesn't say as your Alladhina amanu Allah says, Allah meaning meaning it's an active process,
that even in their death, it is an assurity of them remaining believers. Yeah, I mean, their death is a testament is shahada is witness for them that they are believers. But more importantly that their Eman is what is meant to increase your Eman. So Allah says Alladhina stir Jabu de la he will Rasool
so therefore let those who have departed
be for you.
A reason to respond to Allah and his messenger member the man ASA whom will come after you have received injury. Notice Allah doesn't say Madama Asada general Jean Jarrah is an injury. Kira is where the injury hits into the bone. It's not like I got cut or I got Gray's or I you know it I you know, I'm gonna be fine. No, I saw about one quarter
that you were obliterated. Recover
those who come back to doing even better than they did in the beginning.
What taco mean whom waterfall agile nauseam, they will be the ones who they carry on after that we'll have an even greater reward.
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they are those who people say to them
in the NASA Jama Oh local.
People will say to them listen, you know, the said to the Prophet, I sell him they said So have a listen. They're gonna come back. They're gonna finish you off. Do you don't want actually the Prophet did when he came down from the battle of from the mountain and he prayed at the base of the mountain and he put on his arm and he said, Let's go out in pursuit. He actually brings the troops in and he says go out and pursue them. And when the people of Qureshi heard the sound of horses, they thought to themselves, Mohamed is going to counter attack run and they fled
their Eman increases when people at times you know put you down.
Allah Subhana Allah Allah wants you to leverage your faith in Him and your trust in Him as you will see in the coming verses. What God who has been Allah when you have been lucky
and their response is listen, I don't need you. I don't need what you're gonna offer me I don't need the bottles you're gonna send me I don't need whatever it is that you're saying I can't have Allah is enough for me and he will be the best of protectors.
Fan Club will be Vineya Amity mean Allah he will for me.
So they returned back victorious in Allah's favor and grace. LEM em says whom Sue suffering no harm what
you just said there was shahada and loss and coral. Limb miam says whom Sue
but their souls are intact and free.
Their connection with Allah is not severed.
Their absoluteness in their heart of the Promise of Allah is reinvigorated.
Whatever or Ridwan Allah
and they follow and want to do what will please Allah
wala who Franklin Alfie, surely Allah is infinite in His bounty in another liquid will shaytaan Yohei how we for LDL,
those who become terrified it's because the shaitan has a part of seeking to warn in their hearts. Fela Taha who Maha half only in quantum meaning.
So don't be paralyzed by fear and fear Me alone if you remain as believers
when the Sahaba heard these verses,
you never find an incident in the CRO of the prophets, I seldom that one Sahabi sees to another. In fact, in our books, you don't know the names of who the 50 are.
Like, this will have I didn't say, you know, let me tell you, I'm gonna tell you who came down from that mountain. Like, you got to really investigate the depth of the car to uncover any name, who was one of those people who came down, you do know who was in charge of the Lord or the Allahu Anhu. You know who was in charge.
But you don't know who were those who came down.
It's kept as a part of their honor because they returned to Allah. It was this eye for that was established, because Allah has already said that those who have departed are in a better state than those who remain, and I am sure in the absoluteness of Allah.
So we don't have fear for them, and ourselves.
They never turned and said, You were the reason that I lost my father and mother. You were the reason that my uncle.
As the Prophet returned to El Medina, one of the student of the prophets I seldom was he was always the first to go out to battle, and he was always the last to enter.
And as the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam stood on a small hill outside the medina watching his battle weary troops returning, he could see that those who are in the Medina, the women and children waiting for their fathers and husbands and brothers, and there was this young child
who's searching for his father.
And as the last man enters this young child knows that his father is from those who are martyred.
For Becca, he began to cry.
Fernanda who Rasulullah sallallahu said the Prophet summoned him, and he said, Allah yak fika and nee laka Is it not enough for you that I will be like your father today? Some Allah what He was
the Sahaba they said, I wish that I had been a martyr so that my children would have the prophets I send them as a replacement to me, send it amazing, like Subhanallah you said Hamdulillah I returned to my home and my family. But when they saw this expression of the prophets, Allah Allahu alayhi wa sallam, this is what these verses meant to them. The whole finale him who Allah whom he has known.
This is the lifeblood of the ummah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And I know many of us today, mashallah we have such an invested stents
in what is happening beyond us. But I want to end with a final lesson from about taking care of what is near us and those who have been with me too, and will remember me discussing one of the great Sahaba Abu Dhabi, the Allahu Anhu Allah. He is one of the martyrs who are buried in one of the 70
Abu Dhabi was one of the wealthy merchants in makin Medina. He owned a garden that had 400 and in somebody while your 600 fruiting date palms, he was a millionaire.
Wealthy estate. One day as he's sitting in the measure of the prophets, I seldom minding his own business, a young orphan, enters the masjid and is in tears complaining to the prophets, I send them saying, O Messenger of Allah. As you know, my father and mother have left me an orphan. And I'm the eldest looking after many young sisters and brothers, none of them are able to help me with the chores and all that I had left an inheritance where a few small sheep and goats, my neighbor, and we have access to the open desert refuses for me to build a fence between our properties because he has a novela a small date palm that is in between our properties and he refuses for me to build a fence
that will stop it from growing and fruity. I've offered to buy it. I've offered for any Can you speak to a messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
and the man is brought forward
and his pride
has become agitated. This young kid has brought me like a criminal in front of Mohammed sai Salem is humiliating me. The prophets of Allah who it was
Selim says beer who eat
how about you sell it to him? He says Love ya rasool Allah I'm not going to sell it's my property.
The prophets I seldom said perhaps you want to be generous for the sub doclet maybe I made a mistake I should have offered you first to be generous. And he said, la ya rasool Allah, I won't have him pay for it. And I would never give it to him in charity *a Danny Elijah, because he summoned me like this in front of you for call Allah Who Rasulullah sallallahu Taala Takuma speaking to me in a gentle way, there are three Obeah who II let him finish Edna.
I promise you I give you a contract that if you were to give him this tree or sell him this tree, you are promised a tree like it in paradise that Araki swift horse rider would travel 1000 years and would not escape it's shade
Sakala whether we neglect in Virginia, I won't sell it not even for a tree in paradise. It's Pamela hearts grow dark.
The Prophet SAW Selim says okay. Abu Dhabi
is listening has nothing to do with him.
As the man leaves the Buddha runs after it says that the demon and do you know who I am? When I am look what my estate is worth? He says yes. He says laka laka I'm looking at the Nakhla I will sell you my property on account of this tree.
I can just imagine my wife
you can think to call
he goes home. The men take it
says okay, I'll take your garden.
He goes home and he says yeah oh my dad he doesn't enter it's not as property oferuje minha leave
for hydrat Lima. Why? He said to her? It's sold I've sold it. She's ugly man. Would you sell it to when where how? To hire Linda he will rasuluh he binnacle let him fill Jana. I've sold this estate on the Promise of Allah and His messenger that we will have a tree in paradise
on the turabi, Hull Bay Area of a data what a good trade you have made. And she removed dates from her son's mouth, carried him and left.
Fast forward a few months later.
And as the prophets I said, limb descendants from the mountain of Hood, he begins to bury the dead of his Alma.
There's one who is in his mind that he can't find Allah has put it in his heart. There is a person who you haven't covered yet.
The prophets I sell them himself finds him in the darkness of the night and carries him in a says a sentence that I want you to think about.
He says yeah, but
Robbie hull buyer, what a good trade you had made.
I would die I was honored by being one of the chosen martyrs of Hood, not because of the day you have.
But because of what he was worth before.
I want you to think about that. I'm not asking you to go home and sign the deed of your house to
you and I might laugh.
Wala who I've met, I've met no less than 50 men who have signed their houses over to the trust of Masjid Al Aqsa in Jerusalem.
Houses that are worth 20 30 million US dollars.
I've sat next to Abu Khadija
and the owner of a humble small cafe restaurant
who was offered you could see the contract to their
millions of US dollars. The promise of passports to any nation that he chooses will be facilitated by diplomatic channels. Nobody will mock you or say Where have you gone? Nobody will be upset with you, you will disappear you'll find yourself in a new land wealthier than anybody you've ever known. Just give us this
to the endowment of managerial OXA because they fear that a generation or two after them somebody might weaken and sell out.
I'm not asking you to give your property
I'm asking you to do whatever da da did.
He looked beyond himself. He looked beyond his home, in our community, and I know we're concerned with the people of Gaza. Wallahi I have family, I have people that are
in harm's way.
But Subhanallah there are people within our community
who are struggling to find rent.
There are engineers who are homeless with their families, walla walla he live Isla de La Jolla, in between jobs.
stayed in hotels depleted their savings, it can happen to anyone
at any time, and people at times no but you know, I'm sure nobody goes hungry in Australia somebody's going to help
look beyond a times a sister who isn't right something's not right in the home something's not right with the family.
Somebody who's you know, going battling cancer and they don't have support or someone to help them or cook for them or, or clean for them.
Abu Dhabi was worthy of being a shahid because he was able to think of somebody else even though it inconvenienced now for him it's a capital way Yes, sold his home. But for you and I, it might be that you section off a little bit of your well for sponsoring an orphan, donating to a food bank, giving a little bit of time to teach Quran on a Saturday morning in the masjid.
teach chemistry to first year students before you graduate.
I knew I know, I benefited from that one line. Some of the you know your four students. They're like fourth year Chem student, I was like this blind little kitten at university in my first year. And they're like, listen, listen, we'll help you. Help. Just look beyond you. It makes you worthy of Allah choosing you for something great. I end with
an ask ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada who is the one who chooses the shahada to send his peace and mercy upon those who we know and those who don't know, from the martyrs of the people of Gaza. I ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, to send his light into our homes, into our hearts into our communities. That Allah subhana wa Taala leads us towards the Sunnah. And that's your autonomous takim of our Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu it was said, I pray that we become more acquainted with the Quran, more loving of its reading and memorization and meaning and interpretation. I pray that Allah subhanaw taala protects our Islamic institutions, that Allah protects our schools, and our communities and our MSA
is that Allah subhanho wa Taala leads us in all of us to that which is pleasing to Him, and turns us away from that which is sinful and harmful, Allahumma me, I pray that Allah Subhana Allah Allah
allows the angels to stretch their wings upon the people of Philistine that Allah Subhana Allah, Allah sends them support from beyond what we are able to support them, that Allah subhanaw taala uses us for their betterment and upliftment. I pray that Allah subhanaw taala makes our excess wealth, the food of those who are hungry, and the shelter of those who are destitute, and the medicine of those who are ill and unwell. I pray that Allah subhanahu went to Allah allows hard hearts to soften towards our brothers and sisters. And I pray that Allah doesn't blind us with the spotlight that is on to the darkness of the ego of people, to the Rohingyas and to those suffering
in different parts of the home of the prophets, I seldom Muslims and non I pray that Allah Subhana Allah Allah allows us the honor of Allah Insha Allah, if that is blessed and safe, and the death of the shahada and the martyrs Allahumma Amin, I pray that Allah Subhana Allah to Allah makes us of those who are willing to give up the luxuries of the dunya for the happiness of the Ophira that ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala allows us to focus our attention to what is beyond not just what is nearer, that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam becomes a guiding light for us in this example, that Allah brings peace to the people who are in harm's way. Well, suddenly Lahoma was suddenly was it
robotic Allah habibi. Now whenever you know Muhammad, and maybe ilumi you are there early. He was like me he was a limiter Sleeman Kathira Subhanallah Hama be Hamrick a shadow Allah Illa Illa and as Dr. Rocha went to LA wa salaam Wa alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh altern
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