From Humble Beginnings To Arrogance

share this pageShare Page
Zahir Mahmood

Channel: Zahir Mahmood

Episode Notes

Episode Transcript

© No part of this transcript may be copied or referenced or transmitted in any way whatsoever. Transcripts are auto-generated and thus will be be inaccurate. We are working on a system to allow volunteers to edit transcripts in a controlled system.


00:00:00--> 00:00:01

smilla rahmanir rahim

00:00:03--> 00:00:07

al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam

00:00:08--> 00:00:10

ala rasulillah Karim.

00:00:12--> 00:00:14

Woman Serbia home, son Illa

00:00:16--> 00:00:17

brothers,

00:00:18--> 00:00:23

elders, sisters. salaam aleikum wa Taala.

00:00:27--> 00:00:29

I wanted to speak about a topic

00:00:31--> 00:00:34

which remind is firstly a reminder

00:00:36--> 00:00:37

for myself,

00:00:38--> 00:00:39

and that is

00:00:42--> 00:00:44

what are our origins?

00:00:46--> 00:00:50

And what do we begin to think of us over a period of time.

00:00:56--> 00:01:01

Last Pamela Burleigh and everything that he does has a hikma wisdom.

00:01:03--> 00:01:05

So, if we reflect

00:01:07--> 00:01:11

from where our last pantalla created, you, and I,

00:01:12--> 00:01:18

Allah created us from a piece of sperm,

00:01:21--> 00:01:22

something

00:01:23--> 00:01:28

which was a fish on your clothes, you will wash it off, straightaway.

00:01:29--> 00:01:32

Regarding repugnant, dirty,

00:01:34--> 00:01:40

this is where Allah created you and me.

00:01:43--> 00:01:47

Then Allah brings us into this dunya.

00:01:48--> 00:01:51

So for nine months, you stay in your mother's womb,

00:01:52--> 00:01:53

then

00:01:54--> 00:02:04

Allah subhanaw taala brings us into this denier. And the day we come is the day that we are crying, and everybody else around us is very happy.

00:02:07--> 00:02:12

And then a number of years elapse. So when you're a baby,

00:02:13--> 00:02:21

every moment of your life rotates around your parents, your mother feed you, you cry, your mother feed you,

00:02:22--> 00:02:24

changes your nappies.

00:02:25--> 00:02:35

And this lasts, this dependence last on the parents until 1618 years old, until we reached that age.

00:02:38--> 00:02:53

Then Allah gives us an element of dependent independence. So you don't need your parents so much anymore. You can earn yourself, you can go out by yourself, you're independent to a degree.

00:02:56--> 00:03:00

And then Allah subhanho wa Taala brings us back.

00:03:02--> 00:03:04

Right to the beginning.

00:03:06--> 00:03:15

Do you remember anything when you were born? Do you remember the day you were born? Do you remember the day your parents named you? Do you remember the day your Katana was done?

00:03:17--> 00:03:19

Do you remember anything? Nothing.

00:03:21--> 00:03:32

So from this dependence, that is independence, if you manage to reach that age, Allah brings you right back to the beginning.

00:03:34--> 00:03:34

You forget

00:03:36--> 00:03:43

start getting dementia. You don't know how many rakaats you prayed. You don't know what Salah is.

00:03:46--> 00:03:48

You can no longer walk now.

00:03:49--> 00:04:10

You're dependent again. Many times you can't beat yourself. Somebody else has to bathe you somebody else has to take you to the bathroom. Somebody else has to wash you. So from that beginning, that dependence Allah brings you 100 years later, and you forget everything.

00:04:13--> 00:04:25

You can't remember your children. Your children are standing in front of you. And you reach an age where you can't even remember your children achieve

00:04:28--> 00:04:44

those children which were the coolest of your eyes, though children, which day and night, your children stand in front of you. And I remember this because my mother Rahmatullah la has just passed away recently, at the end of life she never remember this.

00:04:48--> 00:04:51

No, no one of us

00:04:55--> 00:04:59

and Allah shows you and I this because Allah

00:05:00--> 00:05:06

wants us to remain in focus, where we came from, and where we're gonna go.

00:05:08--> 00:05:17

And that little period of independence does not delude You and I, that we are something special.

00:05:21--> 00:05:28

But the unfortunate reality is that the vast majority of we get deluded to different degrees.

00:05:30--> 00:05:37

We, we somehow we start to believe that we are something special, we are better than other people.

00:05:39--> 00:05:42

We start looking down on other people.

00:05:43--> 00:05:47

I mean, the first person to ever The first being to ever do this was checked on

00:05:50--> 00:05:54

shaitan said to Allah subhanho, wa Taala.

00:05:55--> 00:05:57

He said, haluk Dyneema. Now,

00:05:59--> 00:06:01

he said, You created me from fire.

00:06:02--> 00:06:19

And you created for him from clay. And therefore I am better than him. And he's really interested. Why? Because he says, look, Tommy, You created me. So he's telling Allah, you're the one who created me while still I decided I'm better than him.

00:06:23--> 00:06:40

And that's sickness that say tannic sickness has never gone away. It manifests in different forms, in different ways. We, for some reason, may be the basis of where we come from.

00:06:43--> 00:06:44

The color of our skin,

00:06:45--> 00:06:48

the caste that we belong to.

00:06:49--> 00:06:52

we justify to ourself,

00:06:53--> 00:06:56

that we are better than somebody else.

00:06:58--> 00:07:10

Although you know exactly what shaytan said, Allah, Allah, Allah, you're the one who created me with my color scheme, with my cast.

00:07:13--> 00:07:22

With the group of people I live with, I had nothing to do with it. But I'm still somehow I delude myself to believe

00:07:23--> 00:07:31

that I am better than others. This is one like a G Ba, we just have exactly what shaytan said.

00:07:34--> 00:07:36

And this is another it goes even worse.

00:07:38--> 00:07:44

Imagine you're a person who Allah has given good looks.

00:07:46--> 00:07:54

And those good looks or a test from Allah, but Allah has given you those good looks. And now you begin to look down on other people.

00:07:56--> 00:07:57

Imagine

00:07:58--> 00:08:02

you're a person who come from a high caste.

00:08:03--> 00:08:09

And you look down on other people who are of a lower caste.

00:08:11--> 00:08:24

Imagine you have a color skin which is trending because that's all it is trending now. And you happen to look down on people of a nother color.

00:08:26--> 00:08:34

So not only did Allah create you and you know, Allah created you, but you've gone over the last step further how

00:08:35--> 00:08:58

when you look at your own looks, and you look down on somebody else's looks. You're not taking faults out of that person. Because that person did not create himself, Allah created him. So you'd now live in LA, you've got the Jura. You've become so courageous, so brave, that now you're taking faults out of Allah, Allah Billa.

00:09:03--> 00:09:09

If you think because of your cost or the place that you come from, that you are better than somebody else,

00:09:11--> 00:09:13

that Allah made you that cost.

00:09:15--> 00:09:27

Allah made you that color skin. So you are taking out of the law, you are taking mistakes. You are taking faults out of Allah.

00:09:31--> 00:09:34

And we do this all the time.

00:09:37--> 00:09:55

And the problem is Allah Allah wa sallam said, you know, Revelation descended to me revelation was descended to me that I should be humble. So you said Humble yourself to the Sahaba monta was Allah, Allah, the message of Allah said, Allah takes it guarantee upon him.

00:09:57--> 00:09:59

that whoever humbles himself for the sake

00:10:00--> 00:10:03

Allah, Allah would make sure that person is elevated

00:10:06--> 00:10:21

woman to capoeira, and whoever, regard himself to come for a hottie. Then Allah says Allah takes it upon himself that Allah would place him down. Allah will give him a miserable life.

00:10:22--> 00:10:44

You know, Subhana Allah, you know the look at the message of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, there was no being who who was greater than the Messenger of Allah, Allah Allah lives and if there was any, any any individual who had the right to be haughty, it was the message of a loss Eliza, the Beloved of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

00:10:45--> 00:10:54

The Sahaba would die. When we do Whoo, they would take the water and they would anoint their face with that water. This was the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

00:10:56--> 00:11:03

But the brothers Mr. solemn would make this law and one might, it's such a beautiful door, is it Oh, Allah,

00:11:04--> 00:11:08

make me insignificant in my eyes.

00:11:09--> 00:11:16

Make me small in my eyes, but make me significant in the eyes of others.

00:11:17--> 00:11:29

Make me small in my own eyes, make me humble in my own eyes, make me think that I'm small in my own eyes, but in the eyes of other people give me some status and honor.

00:11:32--> 00:11:35

We are the total opposite.

00:11:36--> 00:11:38

We are the total opposite.

00:11:40--> 00:11:43

In our own is something amazing.

00:11:46--> 00:11:56

But everybody who listens to us and sees our mannerisms, and our behavior thinks that we're totally and utterly insignificant, with totally, and utterly nothing.

00:11:58--> 00:12:21

And you see this, you hear people talking, how great they are, how brilliant they are, how much wealth they have, how much status they have, how much following they have, what cars they belong to how good looking they are, how many women they've had, and you're thinking, Man, shut your mouth. Man keep that cackled shut.

00:12:22--> 00:12:37

Because you're making a fool out of yourself. But the problem is that you're big in your own eyes, but you're insignificant in the eyes of the people that you're speaking to. The only person who thinks you're big is your deluded self.

00:12:40--> 00:12:43

And the problem is Allah, Allah would say, Allah

00:12:44--> 00:12:47

made me small in my own eyes, what a beautiful,

00:12:48--> 00:12:51

made me small in my own eyes,

00:12:53--> 00:12:56

but made me significant in the eyes of all of us.

00:12:58--> 00:13:41

And may Allah make us you know, humble in our own eyes. And may Allah subhanaw taala make a significant and of status and that people love us. Now for any artificial reason now for our wealth, not for our following, but they love us for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala because they see something in us, which is worth loving. And this was the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, look at the Sahaba they were ready to do anything for the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam but also the Messenger of Allah was ready to do anything for them. Why was it that at a time, over a period of time, the Sahaba were ready to give their life for the message of Allah sallallahu wasallam

00:13:43--> 00:13:50

why not only that the fact that they believe him to be a Nabhi but the love of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam showed them

00:13:51--> 00:14:07

Abu huraira the Allah and who was with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was on amount. And let me tell you within the life of the province of La Selim, the Messenger of Allah rode horses, he rode camels, and he rode donkeys.

00:14:09--> 00:14:10

He rode donkeys.

00:14:11--> 00:14:20

You know, how many people Sahaba how many numerous Sahaba sat with the progress of Muslim in the same place with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

00:14:24--> 00:14:37

Numerous Sahaba numerous Sahaba sat with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on the back of his camel, a horse and donkey. The Burmese Allison rode donkeys he walked.

00:14:38--> 00:14:49

This was the humility of the man who who was the greatest of creation symbol La La wa sallam. So one day he's on a mount and Abu hurayrah de la new comes

00:14:50--> 00:15:00

and the province of Muslims and let me give you a hand so you can climb on the Mount. So Abu Urena, he gives him a blu ray the hand and Abu hurayrah pulls the progress of La Silla and the promise

00:15:00--> 00:15:15

callosum comes off the mount. So you can have the mount to the mercy of Allah now jumped back on the Mount. And then he said, let me give you another hand soberania puts his hand up, grabs his hand, and he's pulling him up, up. But the way to

00:15:16--> 00:15:34

push at the mercy of Allah of the mountain he comes on the Mount again, the Messenger of Allah, third time, third time, the Messenger of Allah jumped on the Mount again. And he said, abora Give me your hand. No message of Allah, I will not cause you to fall off the mount a third time

00:15:37--> 00:15:47

when Machina Cobra was made, when Machina Salalah alayhi wa sallam was made the narration dimensioned the province similarly with solemn carry the bricks himself

00:15:49--> 00:16:09

to the degree that the back of the province of La Salaam was like this, he was bent over his front and back was covered with dust and the Sahaba of the alarm set a message of Allah No, no no mercy of Allah, let us carry it for you. And the barbarism Allah alayhi wa sallam said, No,

00:16:10--> 00:16:21

you go and take the other bricks, I will carry this brick as myself. So the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he carried the bricks himself

00:16:22--> 00:16:25

to show this oma humility.

00:16:26--> 00:16:32

To show this oma Listen, you need to do the work yourself, no matter how much money you have.

00:16:34--> 00:16:51

You know, we reached a stage where, oh, we won't do any difficult work, but we'll give it a genda because to clean the machine to clean the modasa to do a bit of humor to get a hands dirty, dirty that's beneath ourselves.

00:16:53--> 00:17:04

Some people you give Alhamdulillah but that's not enough for your own Islam. To follow the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you get your hands dirty.

00:17:06--> 00:17:22

The problem is now we have a generation of CEOs of professionals who aren't big salaries. Oh will will give Islamic Relief this much money we will give. That's fine. Very good. May Allah reward you. But what about your own humility?

00:17:23--> 00:17:34

What about your own was in Abu Bakar was an Omar was an Ozma was an ally what all the Sahaba Who? mean you can't even do the kidnap of our parents, let alone anybody else.

00:17:36--> 00:17:40

A millennial generation can't even do the Hitman of their parents.

00:17:41--> 00:17:43

Forget about the masjid.

00:17:45--> 00:18:00

But Allah loves Allah loves those who do the Hitman those who humble themselves. The lady who is to clean the mstp lady is related by mom Bukhari who would clean the masjid that's all she would do.

00:18:02--> 00:18:11

And few days the massive amounts of waste that lady said she passed away. We gave a gospel and we buried her at the mercy of Allah said Why didn't you tell me

00:18:13--> 00:18:21

and the Breton durational Buhari mentioned that it was as though they didn't really regard as significant. Why he wasn't a Mahajan.

00:18:22--> 00:18:34

She wasn't an answer. She didn't have a lot of wealth. She didn't give big Matura she was just a slave. All she did was clean the masjid.

00:18:36--> 00:18:40

So that was the last column said stand up and take me to her grave.

00:18:42--> 00:18:54

And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam went to a grave in all life. Every time I go for obrah every time I go for Hajj, I stand in the courtyard of the masjid. And I envisage this hadith.

00:18:55--> 00:19:07

I envisage how the Messenger of Allah must have got up from the masjid, moved from there to general Bucky. And then he said to the Sahaba, show me where her grave is.

00:19:10--> 00:19:20

And the province of Allah, this is her grave. And the province on the line they were some of them stood on her grave, and he prayed her janaza Salah

00:19:22--> 00:19:33

I know nobody else for whom the Messenger of Allah stood on the grave and prayed that janazah after there was booed, besides this one woman who cleaned the machine.

00:19:37--> 00:19:45

And therefore brothers, you know, we need to humble ourselves for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala because the day will come that we will be humbled

00:19:48--> 00:19:58

will be placed in our graves and it will be only you and the actions that you have nothing else and all the haughtiness

00:19:59--> 00:20:00

all the holes.

00:20:00--> 00:20:16

Teenagers. You know when a person is breathing is lost when a person is very, very unwell, you forget everything. You will get your status you forget your wealth, you forget everything. A day will come that you and I

00:20:18--> 00:20:23

will lay in our graves and only thing that we will have is our two coffins.

00:20:24--> 00:20:27

That's it, only your two covers.

00:20:28--> 00:20:32

And that's how you and I will return to Allah subhanho wa Taala humbled

00:20:35--> 00:20:42

and you either Humble yourself in this dunya and then Allah takes upon him to elevate your status.

00:20:44--> 00:20:57

Oh, you become 14 this dunya and Allah takes upon him to believe to abase you, the seller would say say regarding a Sharif person

00:20:59--> 00:21:01

to lama tafa Sharif

00:21:03--> 00:21:05

Kula Topher Sharif,

00:21:06--> 00:21:15

the wall VA, every time and noble person a lot elevates his status, he becomes more humble

00:21:17--> 00:21:21

calama tuffa algo Lea the copper.

00:21:22--> 00:21:32

Every time a lot elevates the status of a low person of a nobody in society of a degenerate. He becomes.

00:21:36--> 00:21:44

Allah gives him well. Allah gives him status. Allah gives him following and all of a sudden he has a chip on his shoulder.

00:21:46--> 00:21:52

Brothers and sisters will lie you no matter how big your chip

00:21:53--> 00:21:55

a day will come that it will break.

00:21:58--> 00:22:09

A day will come that will break. So let us humble ourself because it's the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and to be arrogant is the son of shutdown.

00:22:10--> 00:22:27

So May Allah subhanaw taala grant all of us humility. May Allah Subhana Allah give us love for each other last month Allah make not amongst those who are deluded, may Allah make a small in our eyes and significant in the eyes of others Baraka Luffy commsec la Haman salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah