From Zero to Hero
Channel: Zahir Mahmood
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signal on the fact that humanity sees your good
that wherever Muslims are, Muslims are different Muslims than out why, because they are motivated for the archaea.
They are motivated for the sake of Allah, Pamela Birla, other motivated for other reasons, but believers are motivated for the sake of Allah subhana wa.
And this is why, if you look into the life of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wasallam the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gave those people who have no hope we gave them hope.
Those who are the lowest in society, the lowest strata in society, the message of Allah gave them hope they felt that this Deen gave them something special. And this is why the vast majority of people who flocked to this Dean initially, we're not the rich.
It was those who are nobodies, the untouchables, the zeros in society, the makhdoom
they were the ones who thought and so that this man gives us hope. solomani he was alone sallam.
And this is why brothers
the dean that we have is a dean which keeps gives people hope. It gives those who are nobodies in society. It makes them feel that no if I attach myself with this D that Alice Pamela will give me a standing a respect. It gave people like sumiya, the first martyr of dinner or the alarm who was a female, her family Mr. yasir gave Bella gave sohaib he gave all these people were nobodies in society, it gave them hope. And the question that we need to ask ourselves today is that the deen that means a new portait How does it give people hope? What makes us sitting here, the Muslims of Cape Town different
to the non Muslims? Are you better in education?
Are you better in mannerisms?
Do you care for humanity more than others? Or are you exactly the same? And in many cases, you are actually even a lower strata because this is not what this Dean came to do.
This is not what Muslims are there for. The Muslims are defined in Haider Omar
if you look in the life of the Messenger of Allah, He gave people hope.
He made them feel special. You know, I entered the machine and brother Ahmed Johan told me that the mother in law of the Mr. May Allah, Allah grant agenda for those has passed away
in the Quran.
And it reminded me of a story which Mr. Bahari is related in his psyche. And listen to this story very, very
carefully. There was a woman who lived in Medina.
She was of African origin. And you know what she would do you know what the duty was, is that she would clean the machine. That was her only duty was to clean the machine. So she was, generally if you came from African origin, and you lived around that part of the world, you are actually genuinely came from slave background. So she cleaned the machine. That's what she did.
So the message of a muscle alert and he was so that this woman had disappeared for a number of days. She's not around.
Sahaba of the alarm, and we said, we is that woman who generally cleans a machine, but I haven't seen him for many days.
So the Sahaba of the alarm said he passed away last night.
And we buried them in Jonathan Bucky.
So the Messenger of Allah said, Why didn't you tell me? So they said,
she is she passed away. We surrounded her gave her a bath and we bury them.
And the narration mentions It was as though they didn't regard that as that important. Why? Because she wasn't.
She wasn't from the unsolved. She didn't give big much grace. She didn't give big donations. What did she do she just clean the machine. And a background was an over high status. She wasn't pushy. So often when my when I go to the huddle my older who remember this story, and I stand in the heart. And I and I envisage this how the body is similar and there was something said, which is her grief.
So he stood up from the machine and he walked through
And he stood on her grave.
And he breathed the janaza Salah on her grave.
I know nobody else besides this woman that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wasallam stood on her grave after she was buried and prayed her janazah beside this woman who cleaned the machine.
Why? Because the Messenger of Allah wanted to send you an i a message, that this deed is a deed of hope that this deed is a deed of creating an oma.
You know, I've been here for a week or so. And I keep hearing when I speak to South Africans very interestingly, because I lived here for three years, many years ago, in the 90s.
They come out with this thing. I said, How South Africa, Mashallah is good. But you know what, and these are Muslims, non Muslim Muslims. There's a lot of Pakistanis that have come.
There's a lot of Bangladeshis that have come. There's a lot of Somalians outcome.
And I was thinking that this is not your
excuse me here. This is not your father's land.
This is a lost land.
Where did you lay claim to it?
Even if you've been here 300 years, you're still the children of some people who migrated here are four generations of five generations. You can't you got an issue. It's not like you're feeding the Somalians or the Pakistanis or the Bengalis. They're your Muslim brothers and sisters. And you have an issue with other people who recite the same caliber as you, La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasulullah. And then, this is the irony. And then you'll speak about Omar.
Oh, look at what's happening in Palestine looks what happening in the with the Rohingya? Look what's happening with these Muslim, you can create a Omar in Cape Town in your local Masjid. And you want to talk about Palestine.
Because it's very easy to talk about things that you know that you're not going to make any change to where it makes us feel good, doesn't mean that you shouldn't be carrying and speaking about these issues.
We like to speak about the muhajir rule and the answer, how the muhajir rule and the answer the Brotherhood,
but you have an issue.
You have an issue
with other people who have migrated to the country for a better life.
And this is the irony, where we as Muslims, where we should be actually making the oma, we break the
if I was to ask,
and I'll give you practical examples, so they're not they're not, you know,
they're not they're relevant. So, let me give you practical examples. So, they may be slightly direct, but a practical example, if I asked the Indians
and all I know generalized, if I asked the Indians
give me a list of the bad characteristics of the Malays.
It gave me a long list.
long list, if I asked the Malays Give me
the bad characteristics of the Indian he can give me a long list.
If I have a smiley is the same. If I asked the Pakistani body exactly the same.
How come you can only see the force of other people
have come to come see the hate of other people. Every nation acts like they chose to be born a Malay they chose to be born Indian, you have no say in it. If you were Indian, and you happen to be born of Malay, you will be defending them in the same way that you defend your own.
And then the irony again is that you want to talk about oma you want to talk about creating unity. You actively break the oma the same people if I asked you Okay, give me a list. Good characteristics of the Indians. You pick about three or four, three or four good characteristics of the Somalian, three or four characteristics of the others. Why?
Because all you can see is negativity and reading
reality that is nothing besides a reflection of your own sixth date.
Nothing. If you think for some reason, because of the color of your skin, or because where you were born, makes you superior to others, and you look down other people then understand one thing. And if you take nothing from this talk besides this statement, that would suffice if you look down on other people, because of that, because the way people look the color of the skin, where they come from,
then you are taking note folks out of that person, because nobody chooses to be where they were born. Nobody chooses the color of their skin. You are taking faults out of Allah subhanaw taala. No.
You're taking faults out to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And if you are brave enough to take full advantage of Allah, tala, then that's your baby.
And this is why brothers.
You want to make it on master here.
Start in Islamia machine.
Start in these areas around you.
You want to give hope you want to give examples of how beloved the Allah who gave hope to people, but you can't give hope to Hanover Park. You can't give hope to Bonneville you've never done anything in those areas. Because you and I generally have a stereotype regarding other people that's reality of it
is a Muslim came and he broke those stereotypes.
He broke the spirit, the people came into urinated in the machine
and the Sahaba roll up the sleeves to sort him out and then leave him. If you're gonna chase him, he's gonna run around in all the machines. And what's he gonna do, he's gonna defy the entire machine. So let him urinate. And then the mercy of Allah explained to this was a better way.
And he explained to him in a nice manner. So imagine this, let's bring that scenario today. And I'm not obviously promoting anybody urinating in the machine.
But brina scenario today, imagine somebody came into this machine. And he said something and he shouted, there will be a handful of youngsters out there to knock him out rather than give him down.
Analysis Mercy of Allah explained to him and his bedroom, he turns around, and because he was on bed with background said he didn't scold me, he didn't swear me, he didn't rebuke me.
And then he makes it is that Allah have mercy upon me and mercy upon Muhammad and nobody else
because the others wanting to deal with him.
So, if you want stereotypes, we want to create stereotypes of other individuals, you will never do the work of Tao. You will never have
you need to remove the stereotype but this is from our Deen the purpose Allah removed stereotypes he gave people hope. He gave those people who had no hope he gave them hope. People like Bella Bella was what he was a slave. He was born a slave. In those days you are ready to save and you are gonna die asleep. But the message of Allah gave him hope.
To the degree listen to this, to the degree the mercy of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is already being persecuted one day, and he said who will bite below?
And Abubakar said me and I both worked as a boss rhodiola and Omar mentioned kanessa back then, he was always the first person to do actions of good so he says me so he goes to a may have been heard of and he says to me, he tell me Bella said you can buy Bilaal cuz you're the one who corrupted him in the first place. So he said how much
he said 10 gold coins.
he said, What are you laughing for me and
he said, I swear by Allah. If you had offered me one gold coin for below, I would have sold it for one gold coin.
miner said, Oh man, I swear by your life you had haggled
with me and asked me for 100 gold coins for Beloved, I would have given you 100 gold coins. And then Abu pocket bought him the best man regarding who the mercy of Allah said the sun has not written upon a man greater than Abu Bakr, Siddiq, radi Allahu
Allah, Allah would say it belongs to you. The beloved is my master.
Who would say the second best man after the mbls laughs want to walk on the face of this earth? He would say Abu Bakr.
Abubakar is our master and he freed our master
Get your stereotypes in mind your stereotypes. We have a stereotype regarding everybody if they're not on the same structure as I am financially influenced why we look down upon them.
One lie I'm telling you
for many now they'll be law savers have been through that door Today, many of us will look down upon him because of his social strata, stone status. But it is a matter of is it really what you think of people? Well, it doesn't matter. It's what Allah thinks of that person.
Because you live for 60 and 70 years, and you create these false perceptions will make you and I feel good, because we may have the finances or we may have the status, but in the ally mates not an iota difference.
If you say to me, you were born in a middle class society.
And you happen to be born in that and you look down on people who look on live on shanty towns, or live in townships, or live in the cape flats. Because you were born with a golden spoon in your mouth.
And you are given opportunities, which others may not have been given. That is a position of sugar, not to become arrogant. But unfortunately, we become arrogant instead of doing sugar.
And the time of the message of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, there was a Sahaba his name will live in Haram. Viber haram was a Bedouin Sahabi he lived in the desert. He would come to Medina occasionally to sell stuff. And he would always visit the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
So the province of Milan a was alum was in that home one day in life and her mom came.
He knocked on the door and he asked for the message of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And they said that the message of Allah was in the home, they say about
everything about him, was that in the dunya, he would have no status. The way he spoke, the way he looked, the way he would close financially, he had nothing of the dunya.
So the Messenger of Allah came home and he said, has anybody come home today?
And they said they had been haraam cave.
But you weren't at home. Anyway. So this was our beloved Mercy of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He didn't think okay, what causes I had been haram drive Range Rover. Where does he live? Constancio? Yeah, I'll go and look for him.
I'll go and look for him. And let me tell you straight
until you remove these false
pretenses and his fault criterias you will never never prosper as
the biggest laugh that we have with the Shia, the Sudanese have is that they say and he should have been, but he was family member. He was the husband of asthma, we say the best man for the job. The best man for the job was Abu Bakar speaker of the alarm.
You choose the best man for the job, no matter what color skin he is,
no matter which area you come from, as long as he has the finger of D.
I was in a area I had breakfast in the area at my friend's house, and I won't mention which area you might figure out who the person is.
But it's one of the cape flats so I had breakfast with him.
And he had an extension made in his house. So his house was extended.
And the reason he had this extension made was so that the women from the Tablighi Jamaat could stay at his house.
So we was having breakfast and there was this was a we were sitting there, and we were thinking to ourselves, we have extension so we make our house look better. Not necessarily we need the space.
But we have extensions done for a duty ob purpose. Here's a man who's at extension done in his house and you know what the homes look in those areas and what the sizes of those homes are generally
for the sake of the Dean of lost power.
Now, why does Why does a person like this, deserve the respect that may be a person who is born in a rich area will deserve because I criteria is money.
Like that's what it is. You and I you and you drive a new Range Rover and all of a sudden you realize you've got friends that you've never had before
you buy a 5 million pound for
million Rand house away. And you realize that all of a sudden you've got street cred that you never had before, what they're respecting for you what they're respecting you for, for some rubber. And so for metal
for some bricks and mortar water, that's what you're getting respected for. And if that's what you respect people for review is a serious problem.
This is serious problem because that is not what allowed us to look at the mercy of Allah comes home and he asked as anybody come home he says I have been harassed. So the mercy of Allah went out looking for what had been haram and he found what had been Haram in the marketplace.
And he walked behind the hill been harassed, and he's selling his goods in the market stall, and the mercy of Allah walked behind him, and he grabbed him like this from behind and said, and then he began to move him around like this. And he said me yesterday, how?
Who will buy the slave who will buy the slave? So those are the olana doesn't realize is the mercy of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So he said, let me go, let me go. So he's grabbed
eventually died in Haram. Rila is the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and then Raisa mentioned that I've been Haram. He leaves his head back, on the shoulder of the Messenger of Allah, Allah lives on and he relaxes.
And then he turned to the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he said, I'm missing of a law. Do you really want to sell me?
Do you really want to sell me?
He said, I swear by a live vibe and nobody would buy me.
I have no status in the dunya who would buy a man like VA had been?
The Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, although
you may have no status in the eyes of the people, but I swear by Allah, in his eyes, you are very high,
your homemade status.
So brothers and sisters, we are a group of people who give people hope. This religion is a religion of hope.
We live for the ahera. This doesn't mean and don't take this wrong, that if somebody alleged granted the wealth of the lesser Name of Allah subhanho wa Taala. It's a blessing from Allah. Allah, not all rich people are arrogant. You know how much sadaqa the mercy of Allah gave within his life, you know how much
within his life, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam equivalent to today's money, just in Region, that we're not even going to the generation $21 million $21 million, the mercy of Allah gave in the path of Allah, Allah, if we wanted to be rich.
Nobody could have been rich, he could have kept all the money in herself.
Well, the purpose Allah Allah utilize that money.
And nobody is telling you to give 21 million in the path of Allah. Yeah. But what you have is all for a favor from Allah subhanho wa Taala. The status you have is from Allah subhanaw taala make a change. You know, I often will lie. I often speak to people when it comes to other individuals, they say I should do that our results are in the eyes of God and the hands of the last pambula you do the dour, you have the concern, you have the flicker. So now manana won't make an iota different gift out to those people.
Imagine who the Messenger of Allah came to. He came to people buried the daughters alive.
He came to people who would feud over the minutus issues, but he gave them hope. He had a concern. Imagine every single year how much time the province a Muslim would go from one 10th to the next 10th to the next tent. Every single year, he would go from 10 to 10. for 10 years, the mercy of Allah gave down to the machine key. And then he mentioned what bring all the racing together this how they work. Then separation has mentioned that uncle Abu lahab would walk behind him and MSU Allah would go from 10 to tend to it was a don't listen to this man. He's a mutt, you know, he's a fool. And other Asian people would say to him, we're not gonna listen to you your own people don't
believe in you. How are we going to believe in you and other generation they will pick up some dust and they will throw it in his face. And he mentioned that they would spit in his face. But from 10 to 10. He never gave up. He never gave up. And they wonder he mentioned at the end of the day, his daughter of the year
Her daughter's a double younger at the time, she bought some water for him. And she's pouring the water in his hands. And he washing his hands and he washing the spirit of his face.
And he looks up and he sees the anxiety in the face of his daughter.
And he sees she seen a father being spat out.
And he looked at her and he saw how anxious she was.
And he said, Oh, my daughter.
don't regard this as described what I'm going through today.
For I swear by Allah,
I swear by Allah, they will come, that this deal will reach the home of every bacon unbaked home. And we will testimony to the statement of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he could have easily turned around and said, these guys are waste of time.
They don't even deserve it. And you know, now we live in a time is very interesting. Some of the most pious people are those who are the most negative.
The most pious or don't do this, don't bother with this. Don't bother with this. He doesn't get off his backside. He's an armchair critic is on WhatsApp all day criticizing doesn't do anything. Oh, Mashallah. He's so pious. He doesn't get involved in anything. The Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam said mancala holla callaspo.
Whoever said that the people are destroyed, there is no, there is no hoping the people that he is the one who destroyed them.
So brothers and sisters, we are people of hope. We are people who give other people hope. We are not people who judge people, stereotypes, etc. Just because Allah, Allah gave us a neck map that he didn't give other people.
And you see the hope? How How, how it manifested in the life of the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam, and I'll finish off on the story.
There was a man who didn't have to be was a Christian.
He was a prince. So eventually, one day he decided to go to Medina to meet the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi Salaam. So he says, I was walking with the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam through the street. And this African slave woman stopped.
She said, I messaged him, I need something from you.
And he says, the fact that he could be stopped in the middle of the street. I knew he was an Akiko Nora Prince. And the messenger Allah said, Take my hand and take me to any street in Medina and asked me for assistance, I will assist you. And as he said, I realized this man is something special.
And then he says, he took me home. And he gave me the pillow to sit on. And I said, No, you sit on the pillow.
And he said, No, you insisted. He was a Christian at the time. And then he gave him our Christianity. And Addison, I marveled about his knowledge regarding Christianity. And then the mercy of Allah de embrace Islam. For I swear by Allah, a day will come.
A woman who will travel from Hera all the way to Makkah, and Du Bois, and no person will interfere with it. So he embraced Islam for a day will come, that we will take the jewels of the kisser the kiss law was the person leader, the most powerful man on the face of this earth. And he said, You the Muslims who escaped to go out of Medina will take the Jews of the kisser I said, Yes. So I swear by law day will come that people will go out and give them a cart, and nobody will be ready to give this a cart as he embraces Islam. And this was the whole
says, By Allah with my own eyes, so women coming from Iraq, all the way to the top by doing too often nobody interferes with them. It says I was in the army,
which took the Jews of the USA
and he said, although it hasn't happened today, but I bet testimony that a day will come that people will go out and give this a cup and nobody will take this account. So brothers, my my humble request is this.
You really care about the oma
Palestine you're going to work for one day a year. rowing is one day a year, two days a year is your
this is your, in this machine. This area I made while that last panel dollar, gives you strength, allows your community to prosper. There you go from strength to strength, may Allah Allah keep us united in this dunya May Allah subhanaw taala reunited genital for those. And I also want to finally thank the committee for giving me this opportunity May Allah pantalla given to the head barakallahu ecom salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa
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