The sweetness of this world made you forget hereafter
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hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala ZD mursaleen mowlana Mohamed while he was hobby he woman Serbia, homebase sun in law Yomi Dean about respected brothers sisters, respected scholars salaam aleikum, wa rahmatullah.
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
he drew a line, a line
in the sand.
And then he drew
Then from the first line,
he drew other lines which were coming out of this box.
And he said,
the long line
is man's life,
and the other lines, which are emanating
outside the box are man's wishes and desires.
Death befalls man
and he still has plenty of wishes and desires. He still has termina he still wishes, he hits 6070. And he has all these dreams.
As a poet says, Come Hassan enfeeble tunel macabre. He said, Go to the graveyard and ask those people in the graveyard, how many desires they had, how many aspirations they had,
but death befell them.
And this is why for a believer, our greatest aspiration is to attain the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Our greatest aspiration is to do something for the deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala you've all heard of Dr. nain. Zuckerman was a man, Allah subhanaw taala blessed him with so much kingdom that Allah says in the Quran in McCann, Allah who will we get established him in the earth? That's how what a kingdom we had. Can you imagine that person that Allah establishing the earth?
And then Allah says that we gave him all types of means. This is how powerful he was. Allah says we established them. And not only did we establish him, but all means we granted him when Zukerman was leaving this dunya he said, Take my hands out of microphone.
So people know that little coordination came into this dunya empty handed and he left this dunya empty handed. And this is the reality my and your reality.
But see where we live now. The dunya often makes us forget
the sweetness of the dunya makes us forget our purpose in life. mm ghazali Rahim Allah gives a beautiful example of the dunya.
He said there's a man running walking in the jungle.
And he looks behind him and he sees
a lion chasing him. And he runs and he comes to a well, and he jumps into the well. And while he's falling, he manages to grab hold of a rope.
He looks up, the lions still hovering over his head, waiting for him to come out.
And he breeds a sigh of relief. And then he looks beneath him.
And he sees a snake with his mouth open, waiting for him to fall.
And then after a period of time,
he's got the rope snake beneath him lying above him. And then he sees a black and a mouse black and white mouse. They begin to dribble upon the rope.
line above serpent below. The only support that he has is the rope. And now a black and white mouse are nibbling upon his support.
And in front of him.
He sees this honeycomb
he inserts his finger into the honeycomb
and he takes the honey
and he places
On his lips,
and momentarily, he forgets the lion, the serpent and even the two mice. Mm. ghazali says, the rope is man's life.
The lion is death, always chasing you, always behind you, always hovering over your head. The serpent is your grave, and to which every man will fall.
The rope is your life, the black and the white mouse. The black and the white mouse are the day and the night and they are always nibbling upon your life. Every moment which he lapses will never come again. As Mo Mo Josie Rahim Allah sago Nakayama Josie asase avato walked out of a moment of wasting time is greater than death itself. Because when you die, your connection with the dunya finishes, when you waste time your connection with Allah breaks.
And among ghazali says that the honeycomb
the honeycomb is the dounia man taste the sweetness of the dunya and he forgets death, he forgets the grave he even forgets that the day will come that he will turn unto Allah subhanho wa Taala and this is why my dear respective brothers and sisters, we do not know how long we have left in this dunya
see, there are two tomorrow's
there is the tomorrow of this dunya there is no guarantee that you will see that tomorrow of this dunya and there is the tomorrow of the Arthur I swear by Allah There is no doubt that you will see the tomorrow of the era
and therefore we invest
in art life. Because whatever we do is investment. Whatever we do in this life is an investment as Allah paneled Allah says in the Quran, Allah Xena amanu hella do locum allottee Jonathan dingy comin as urban Elohim Oh, you who believe? Shall I not indicate towards at adjara He called this Dean
told me no, no Billa he was soo Lee. He called this Dean a business and investment.
believe in Allah and His little soul
and do jihad in this path with your wealth and your life's violet comm highroller comm that is better for you in control the moon, if only you realize Allah subhanho wa Taala called this Dean, what does he call it? He calls the investment. See your businesses you can work day and night, morning and evening and you will only get that which Allah has decreed for you, you will reach the Allah subhanaw taala has written for you as for this been
prophets are guaranteed whatever you do for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala the Prophet is guaranteed. And this is why upon occasion, the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam came home and they had slaughtered a sheep and he asked eyeshadow, the Allah and ha she said what is left from the sheep and eyeshadow, the Allah and ha said O Messenger of Allah, the shoulder pieces left there, what we have left is a shoulder piece, everything else has been distributed. And the professor lost him said no, what is left is everything else other than the shoulder, because everything else had been spent in the path of Allah. And Allah says my intercommunion for the woman in the Lubbock,
whatever is by you will finish and whatever you send to Allah will remain
the dunya this life is an investment.
And we do not know how long we are going to live for. So we take the benefit of the time that we are here. If you look at the Sahaba of the aluminum, these were people who understood investment. These were people who understood when the answer had their final meeting with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
that the province of Muslim migrate to Medina with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his uncle came a boss who wasn't a Muslim at the time.
And a busser of the Allah and who said to the answer.
He said, Oh ansara this is Mohammed. He's my nephew. He's from our clan. We will look after him, even though we don't believe in his religion. Tell me
If we send him with you, what will you do?
And the answer to the message of Allah and they said, O Messenger of Allah, you tell us what do you expect from us? And the prophets Allah Allah Allah wa sallam said, I expect you to defend me like you defend your own family.
I expect you to spend upon me, in ease and difficulty. I expect you to listen to me you like it or you dislike it.
I expect you to stand up for the truth, even if the entirety of humanity opposes you.
And the answer said, O Messenger of Allah.
Tell us, if we fulfill the condition,
then what will we attain in return?
And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said just one word.
He said you will attain Jana.
What was the prophets Allah Salaam, saying, you give your life you give your wealth your baby and you or you'd like it to you dislike it? And what is he a promise thing? And then, as a skeptic would say, a pie in the sky.
But these were people who believed and kabra the Allah and who narrates this says Robbie help Bay. What a bargain.
Robbie Halle Bay. What's a bargain? because these were people who believed in the last panel dollar, the imants was strong in man's. So hey, by Rumi rhodiola. And who migrated, he was a Roman he was bought to Makkah as a slave. And then he freed himself and he became a great businessman. And he's migrating to Medina and the people of Medina and the people of Makkah saying, Look at this man. He came to Makkah, he had nothing. Now he's living with his wealth. So they chased him. And so he climbed up a mountain.
And at the bottom of the mountain, the machete kena standing. And so he brought the lion who is saying, if you climb up,
I will pick you off one by one.
You know, I am the best arrow marksman amongst you will my arrows finish? Then I will strike you with my sword. But you have another option. I will tell you where I hit my wealth.
And you can take all my wealth. So they agree to take his wealth and he tells him where his wealth is. And he comes to the gathering of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he enters the gathering and Allah subhanho wa Taala informs the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam at what had transpired. And he enters the gathering and the Prophet sallallahu wasallam says the RoboHelp Bay, he says oh sohaib waterpark,
what a bargain investment for the ark era.
A Buddha was one sitting in the company of the prophets, Allah, Allah, Allah was alone. And the young man came, he was a team.
And he said, O Messenger of Allah, I am a team, I have my land, and I want to fence off my land. But next to my house is the house of another Muslim, and there is a tree in between. I asked him to sell me that tree, so I can fence off my land. Could you speak to this Muslim? So the professor lesson calls this man, this man was a monastic. So the professor lost him called him. And he said, sell me that tree. And I guarantee your tree in general, or in some duration. I dating Jenna.
And the man refused because he was a monastic. He didn't believe.
He said, I won't sell it.
So he goes away, and Abu Dhabi is sitting there and he said, O Messenger of Allah, if I bring back
if I bring back that tree, if I buy that tree, Do you promise me a tree in general as well? And the prophets, Allah Selim said, Oh, Buddha, I promise you a tree in Genoa, and Abu Dhabi, Allah and who he goes. And he says to this malefic, he said, sell me that tree. He said, I didn't sell it to the number you think I'm going to sell it to you?
He said, Do you know who I am? I said, Of course I know you. The Buddha said, Do you know about my gardens? He said, Of course you have the most beautiful garden in Medina, you have a palace in your garden, you have the sweetness of water. A Buddha said, sell me that tree, sell me that one tree, and I promise you my entire garden.
And he said, You're having a laugh. He said, try me.
And he gives him that tree. And a Buddha dies coming back to the province Allah measly elated, because he knows once he's in Jannah, he ain't coming back out again.
enters the gathering of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the problem is Allah solemn was informed by Allied what had transpired. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Oh Buddha when you went away, I promise you one tree in Jannah now I see that your entire gender is full of trees, your entire gender is full of trees. And then a Buddha goes home. And he tells his wife, he goes, tells me Why leave the home. And she says Why? She says, hurry, leave the home and she says Why? He said, because I have given this garden for trees in Jana. I have replaced these trees substituted the trees for trees in Jenna, which if a horse run under a shade for 500 years, it will
not come out of its shade.
It will not come out of a shade. And what does she reply? She says the rugby hull Bay, what a bargain.
What a bargain.
And this is it my dear respective brothers and sisters, we have this short life. It's a life of investment
that we invest in our hair after you look at the life of the prophets, Allah Salaam, the Sahaba the Allah at home, they were people who invested in the hereafter. These people weren't shallow people. These people were deep people.
materialistic goods, didn't make a difference to them. And I'm not saying you can't have a house or a nice car. But that wasn't their priority in life. today.
somebody buys a new Range Rover, and he's got friends that he never knew of.
You respecting him for what? Now? Think about it, you're respecting the man for a piece of metal.
And all of a sudden, his respect in the community goes up. You buy a house, a big house, and all of a sudden, you're respecting your street cred goes up, are you respecting the man for
Is this what is almost come to?
This was never the criteria by Allah. This was never good. The criteria the criteria was people stuck where people fail. What kind of personality is he? What does he have for the community? What does he have for humanity? How can this oma which Allah created for the ophira be impressed by by metal by rubber by by bricks, this cannot happen. We were created for a bigger purpose. The greatness of creation salaallah alayhi wa sallam left this dunya he had 11 touches upon his clothes. When I
left this dunya he had 14 touches upon his clothes. When Omar Abdulaziz who was Omar Abdulaziz, Omar was the most powerful man on the face of this earth. from Iraq, to China, from the Caucasus to the depths of Africa he ruled and he's passing away and his wife say and somebody says to his wife changes clothes ameerul momineen is passing away. She remains quiet. He says the game changes clothes ameerul momineen is passing away, remains quiet. And the third time the man says angrily. He said Can't you see the man's dying? change his clothes, how you let him die like this? And she says I swear by Allah. These are the only clothes that he has.
These are the only clothes that he has. But the man left a legacy. He left something behind him. Today in Trinidad and an island. We remember Omar Abdulaziz because the people were heavy in the scales of Allah.
And I asked you how will you be with the greatness of creation salaallah alayhi wa sallam when Omar went into the hole of the Ayesha, this house was the house of I should have beloved of the professor last alum. And he looks around and there's virtually no materialistic goods, virtually nothing.
And his tears begin to flow. And he says you're missing over law. Look at the opulence that the Romans and the Persian live in. You know the kisara the Persian Emperor manana Bahasa nadwi Rahim Allah writes
that the opulence that he lived in was such that every morning before he had an audience, they would have a curtain in front of him so nobody could see him. And then they will place a crown upon his head and his head and this crown was so heavy that they will be suspended with a gold change to the ceiling because it's
Nik would break and then they would put his bangles on. These were the same bangles that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam promised or Soraka nomadic roseola and who
and then they would allow anybody to have an audience and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was sitting down and he sat down he said oh you over even you
don't even you don't you understand that me mum. My example is like a person, a traveler who takes risks under a tree. You don't make the tree your permanent home.
This is not a permanent home. A permanent home is done which is by Allah
that wishes by Allah subhanho wa Taala. He said, that is my example. A person who takes shelter and some rest under a tree and then he moves on. And they said amazing bear in America hubbub over became a meal mommy Nene. He became a middle mommy need and one day have sort of the alarm ha she came in. And she looked at the simplicity which Omar lived. And she said, Oh my father, Allah has given us great wealth today. Why are you living in simplicity.
We are the most powerful people, the richest people on the face of this earth, and the armor of the land who said oh hafsa remind me of the house of the message of Allah. And he began to remind her until she broke down tears. And Amara the alarm Who said I have two companions who went before me, the Messenger of Allah and Abu Bakar and that is the path that I will shot. That is the path that I will trot when ameriglo Katara the Alon went to Sham and he's sitting with Holly been bullied and there was food that they had never seen before. And Omar began to cry. And harlot said amirul momineen Why are you crying? And oh my god, Ilana said, Look at those who came before us. Those
Sahaba were passed away. They didn't see these foods. They didn't have these luxuries.
And a Harley been bullied or the learner said amirul momineen for them is Jenna. For them agenda and Homer tend to call it and he said what a raw deal then what a raw deal for them agenda for us is food.
We are happy with what we have. Then this is why you know as believers, we are people who invest in our asherah
we work in the dunya hamdulillah. And I am saying nothing about people who have big homes Alhamdulillah. Allah has given you that NEMA.
Allah giving you a big car, but it should not make you forget Allah, it should make you do shocker that Allah Subhana Allah has given you that, but it should also create empathy in you. You should create a thirst, a concern. And the challenge and the talk that they gave me
is challenges that we face in the West. Let me make this as relevant as I possibly can.
Let me bring it home.
You all know about Nelson Mandela.
Nelson Mandela passed away he was an icon. He was an example of a statesman, even his enemies, people that disliked him had to come out and speak about him.
But you see,
that Nelson Mandela had many characteristics which a believer should have.
And this is what made him popular. These are characteristics that believers should have.
He died on this belief. He died on cover.
But the professor Lawson spoke about other people also in his time, who died and Cofer. But he spoke about the good characteristic that these people had. And Allah rewarded them in this dunya.
For instance, about Book Three, Book Three was amongst those who when the Muslims were boycotted, he ensured that the boycott be lifted. And he worked day and night. He was the cousin of Khadija rhodiola and her and the prophets Allah Salaam said in the Battle of butter if you see a bull book theory, do not fight him in the battle is an avoidable book theory. Multimedia ad was a man in prison when the crush had lifted their protection from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Muslim evening it gave the prophets Allah Salam protection when the prophets Allah Salah when he was dead, the prophets Allah seldom remembered how he gave him protection.
remembered Abu Talib died on disbelief, but the Prophet sallallahu should have remembered his uncle and the affection that he had. There was a man a rule
Call me chawan they just, he was Persian disbeliever
but he was known as just and this is why you can have a non Muslim ruler who can be just and this is why the prophets Allah Salam define the joshy as Malecon Adil he's a just King go to Abyssinia because he is a just King
and UNASUR one, he was an Austrian, but almost
read his entire biography.
He read his entire biography mana should be no money and Al Farouq mentions this. Why? Because they were they had certain characteristics and unfortunately, the Cadiz characteristic the Muslims should have.
And we have lost them. Let me give you an example. empathy. Empathy means that you feel for the other person that you can relate to the feeling of other person.
Now, Nelson Mandela was a man who spent 27 years in prison for his people. 27 years is a big sacrifice. And the truth is that he was not alone. There were actually Muslims in prison with him who spent 27 years there were Muslims who fought for the ANC and died for the cause. But when Nelson Mandela came out of prison, was his empathy just for the blacks. No. You look at the statements of Nelson Mandela.
He did not accept the oppression of any person. So what did he say? He said about bush. He said bush is a little man with no foresight. He wants to throw the world into a holocaust.
on another occasion, he said Why is Israel taking the blood of innocent Arabs and in 1990, when he was in Australia, he sees called Israel a terrorist state.
In 1997, in Pretoria he went as for he said, that we the South Africans can never be live truly liberated until the Palestinians are liberated.
Now, let me recreate now. So Mandela for you.
In another statement, he said, if there is a country which has caused unspeakable atrocities, it is America.
He called bush a small man.
Let me now let me recreate Nelson Mandela for you.
His name is Chef Abdullah Mandela.
And he says all these statements, he'd be on a watch list.
He'd be very high on the watch list. He'd be banned from flying. But was Nelson Mandela, a terrorist, nobody has the courage to call him a terrorist. Why?
Because the man had empathy.
He cared about the Palestinians, he cared about the people in Iraq, he cared about the people in Afghanistan, and these is what the Muslim should be. Like. We should not just have empathy to the Muslims, but we should have empathy to the non Muslims. Then we have a Nabhi, which was Ramadan, el amin was in a man who would go to care from tent to tent, and they would spit in his face. And when his daughter saw him, and she looked at him, and the problem is Allison saw the look in her face. And the problem is Allah Salam said, Don't worry, my daughter, a day will come that this Deen will reach all corners of the world. He had empathy. And he had empathy far greater than Nelson Mandela
or any other human being had. But where is the empathy that this Omar should have had? You look into the life of the Sahaba of the Allah and who,
upon occasion, Omar is the Alon who is sitting in the masjid.
And two young men they dragon another man
and they drag him into the machine. And they say O'Meara momineen This man has killed our father.
And O'Meara de la asked him, What did you do? Is it amirul momineen. My camel went into their land, their father picked up a rock and he threw it at the camel.
And it and he hit the eye of the camel, and the camel was in pain, and I got angry. So I picked up the rock and I threw it at the Father. And he hit him and it killed him. So Amaro the lion who says to the young men, that's what happened. They said, O'Meara Mommy, we need we want to sauce. We want blood. He killed our father. We want his blood.
So Omar on the line who says to the man who killed the other man, he says, they want blood that's what will happen.
man says to ameerul momineen. He said, Oh, yummy mommy need. I have a younger brother.
I live far away. My father is dead. He left some wealth, I have hit that wealth Only I know where that wealth is.
Allow me to go
and pick up that wealth. So I can give it to my brother
and a Miriam Amaro, the lambdas that I've heard that one before, try another one
is no miramont Mina, speaking the truth.
I have a brother. And he's young. And that's the only role that he we have. So Omar on the line who says, I will only allow you to go if somebody else stands guarantor for you. So the machine is full. So he turns around, and he says, Is there anybody who will stand guaranteed for me?
And nobody says the word.
And Omar says tough.
And then he turns around again, he says, Isn't there anybody who's ready to assist the Muslim in his time of need?
And a man raises his hand from the back of the machine? It was a boozer, the Allahu anhu. And Omar said, A boozer, do you know what you're doing? If he doesn't come back at your neck on the block? And the Buddha said, Yes, I know amirul mumineen. And the man goes, he's given three days, one day elapses doesn't come back two days elapsed, doesn't come back, third day come serve time. And the two young men go to the house of a Buddha, the Allahu, and they say, oh, Buddha, we told you not to stand and guarantee for him. He's not going to come back. Now. It's your neck on the block, and above the law, and who says McGriff has not come in yet?
And I will now walk you to the machine. And can you imagine? It's the talk of the town of the Beloved of the Messenger of Allah, Buddha, the man regarding who the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam said that he is the most truthful man who walks on the face of this earth. And he's walking towards the machine.
And the answer is the machine or the alarm is standing, waiting.
And mulgrave time is coming and close to Muslim time. And all of a sudden, the young man comes into the machine, he breaks the rolls, and he comes to the front.
And Omar is surprised. He's shocked
that this young man has come back.
And he says, Why did you come back for?
I said nobody behind you, you are free to go. He said O'Meara momineen. I didn't want people to say that the believer gave his word and then went against his word.
Then Omar tanto, Buddha, and he said, Oh, Buddha, why did you stand guarantor for a man that you didn't even know? And I said, I didn't want people to say that Muslim needed help. And there was nobody there to help him.
That Muslim needed help. And there was nobody there to help him. And then Omar turned to the two young men, and they said, ameerul momineen, you, we you bear witness, for if they are men, like these two in this oma, we have forgiven him.
We have forgiven him. But you look at the examples that we have in this oma people were ready to put their neck on the block for other believers, because they had this quality of empathy. And they are hundreds of examples in the Sierra and the life of the Sahaba the alarm, but where are we today?
They write one negative article about us. And all of a sudden, you know, we throw in the towel. Nelson Mandela was a man loved he didn't have to speak about Iraq. He didn't have to speak about Palestine.
But he did because he had empathy. And we find this in the quality of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. The man was principled.
27 years in prison, they said to him, give up your resistance, and we will let you go free. We will give you post in the government, but he rather stay in prison for 27 years. Obama recently said when I stood in the prison
of Nell's in the cell of Nansel Mandela I was humbled sapan Allah what hypocrisy. You have over 200 people in Guantanamo Bay, which you have never tried, which you have never charged and you talking about Mandela,
but the man was principled, but you look in this seat of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam you see
This principle, what do they offer the province of Muslim? They offered Mandela they offered him post, what did they offer the professor Lassila? They said, Oh, Mohammed, if you want women, we will give you the most beautiful women.
If you want Well, we will give you half of our wealth, if you will leadership, we will give you leadership. What is the message of Allah say, no compromise? No compromise. He said if you put the sun in one hand and the moon in the other hand, I would still not give up propagating this Deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala. This will principle how principle? Are we today as believers? Is it true that a non Muslim can be more principle than the believers? Is it true that those who live for the ark era have less battle and less courage than non Muslims?
I lived in South Africa
three months before now, first elections, I left South Africa my studies had finished. There was great talk about the the people were saying that when we take over, we're gonna take that big house from the whites, we're gonna take that big house from the Indians.
But what did Nelson Mandela achieve when he came out? After spending 27 years in prison? 27 years is a long time for the venom of revenge to run through your blood.
There were so strict with him for a period of time that when he was in prison, he wasn't even allowed to look, raise his eyes, another black man.
This is how you treated but when he came out of prison, what did he say? He said I fought. I fought the domination of the white man and I also fought the domination of the black man. And he created one harmonious to a degree as much as he could. A one harmonious community, no backlash. But let me show you. Let me tell you another example in history to a greater degree within that was futtaim Makkah when the Muslims came back to Makkah. And today the Muslims are dominant. The Master Key don't even put up a fight. And the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam is now walking into Makkah.
And there was no un then no Red Cross, no Amnesty International. At the nada one head 1000s of people had could have been removed from their body that was the norm at that time. And the Muslims are today now the entry Mecca and they had the conquerors. And can you imagine 13 years of persecution by Allah. There was never a day there were a morning which did not bring a new trial every evening which did not bring a new tribulation for the Muslims. And now today they are walking they're coming into the into Mecca, and all the old memories must have come back. This is the place. This is the place where Sameera the Alon who was martyred, the first martyr of Islam. This is the
place where kebab was made to lie on hot coals until the skin of his back would melt. This is a place where Bilal is, is dragged through Makkah until his skin would peel from his body. This is the place where the Muslims were boycotted for two and a half years and a time they would have to live to survive. All these memories came back and in the heat of the moment, as a hobby called sadara Viola and we said that as yo yo mahama Today is the day of bloodshed.
Today is the day of revenge. And the professor lesson heard him and he called him he said sad come here and change our slogan, change that shot into a yomo yomo mahama. Today is the day of mercy. Today is the day of forgiveness. And then the province Allah cinema gathered all the mustard again by the Kaaba and all the Muslims are there and all the Mashallah kina there. And the prophets Allah Sallam said, What do you expect from me? And they said, Oh Muhammad you Karim? Your father was Kareem, your forefathers Kareem your honorable your noble we've always seen each be Noble. And then the province of Allah Salaam said is the one tomato lotta lotta free Bala Come on yo said go You are
free today. There is no reckoning upon you. They say this in today's. They say that Mandela did a lot for the black people and undoubtedly did a lot for the black people. But let me tell you for a mokka 23 years before this biller was a slave
and a slave in that society.
As a person who had no future, you live the slave, you died a slave. You were nobody. You had nothing. And in a period of 23 years, the prophets Allah some change that mentality to a degree that he changed the mentality. Today everybody's sitting everybody's the machine Akina setting the Sahaba setting the 10 year guarantee Jenna setting the people have been harassing the father knows of the prophets Allah cinema boo boo O'Meara they're the son in laws of the province of Lhasa, mana le are they, they are all there.
And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, oh, beloved, stand up and climb on the roof of the Kaaba. The roof of the Kaaba was the most holiest roof, not just the Muslims, but also to the mushriks. And he said, Oh, beloved's you stand up, and give the other one, called the people, because he wanted to show a token of the society that he came to create belong had left the servitude of man to the servitude of the lord of man. And the province of La Silla wanted to show how he was elevated, because this is the this Dean is a dean of which, which assists people which gives people hope. If you look into the history books, how were the slaves treated before Islam?
historians give examples of they would bet the Arab would bet, can you shoot him in his left eye,
and they will shoot the arrow and they would hit the slave in his left eye, and the slave would be dying and these people will be celebrating because they had won the bet. This is how they were treated. And then came the deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala and it gave people hope. This is a deed of hope. This is a Deen all those people who embrace the vast majority who embraced Islam in the early times, were people who are poor, people who are nobody in society. And then this Dean gave them hope, to the degree that those slaves look at Bilal. The problem is Allah was so beloved, being tortured. And he said, who will free slave who will free bill and Bob Walker on the land was
abubaker, he sent me a message of Allah. And then he went to Romania, and he said to omiya, he said, omiya, free below, sell me Bilaal. And omega said, I'll sell him to you because you're the one who corrupted him in the first place. And he said How much? He said, 10 gold coins. So Abubakar, the Ilana goes home and he brings 10 gold coins, and he gives it to omega and omega begins to laugh and Abubakar of the alarmists at omega what's making you laugh?
and omega said, Oh, Booker, I swear by your life you had haggled with me and offered me one gold coin for Bilaal. I would have accepted one gold coin. And Abubakar de Landa said, Oh, may I swear by Allah. If you had haggled with me, and asked me for 100 gold coin for Bilaal. I would have given you 100 gold coins. He bought Bilaal, then he freed Bilaal, he freed Bilaal, and then came a time that Abubakar, the greatest man to walk on the face of this earth after the mbls salatu salam would say he would say beloved Ceduna. Bilal is my master,
beloved is my master Omar,
the second greatest man to walk on the face of this earth would say Abu Bakar say you don't know Arthur Casa de la Abu Bakr is our master and the freedom master. This was the society and this was the de that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had
we're How far are we from this d?
Where we is the empathy. Where is the spirit of Hitman? With the spirit of going out there and doing something you look at the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said say you don't call me hajima home and one eration in suffering. And then in another race in the province Allah Salaam said that the lead of any nation is the heart him and he said that the only reward which is greater than serving other people is to be killed for a just cause
to be killed for adjust course. Now these are the challenges that the Muslims have. There are two challenges.
One is related to yourself. The prophets Allah Sallam said the vast majority of people will go into general because of two reasons. One is taqwa taqwa is your relationship between you and Allah. And the second he said good character.
good character, your good character.
Your relationship with other people outside. nobody's interested in your Salah.
nobody's interested in your fast that's between you and Allah. But people do want to see that we are the Muslims of history.
We are the Muslims of the early times, without vibrant community. Where is the Muslims of Spain with the Muslim of Baghdad? Where is the Muslims, the time of the Sahaba of the land? Where are they?
Are they become people who only invest in the dunya and forgot about investing in the hereafter?
Because the truth is that only me and you are going to change the narrative, nobody else. Don't expect the media to change the narrative. Don't expect the world forces to change the narratives. There were vested interest in demonizing you, the only people who are going to change the narrative is me and you. And therefore we are people who are not negative in nature. We are people who are positive in nature. We are positive. We trust in Allah, the Hadith where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,
see often when you speak to Muslims, they say now what can we do? We can't do anything. We we.
The truth is bring a bond between you and Allah and you will see the help of Allah descend. Look into the life of the Sahaba we are not negative people. The Sahaba were not negative beat people in every single situation. Early Islam, Muslims were the minority, but they were heavy in the scales of Allah. That's the difference. Upon occasion, Abdullah de Masuda de la who is climbing a tree
is climbing a tree and he had very thin shins and the Sahaba of the olana saw his thin shins and they began to laugh. And the professor Lawson said what's making you laugh? And they said, O Messenger of Allah is the thin shins of Abdullah in NamUs ood and the prophets Allah Salam said, Oh, shall I tell you
if those things shins were placed in one side of the scale
and the mountain of a hood was placed in the other side of the scale, those things shins would be heavier than the mountain of a hot wire. Why? Because those shins were for the sake of Allah, every muscle, every vein, every piece of skin was for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. After the battle with the most the de
Abubakar Allen wrote a letter to Khalid bin Walid and he said to her, he'd been bullied. He said, You fought many battles, but now go and face the superpower of the day the Persians because the Persians were interfering in Muslim matters in Bahrain.
So he said go and deal with them.
And he said, because young men have fought many battles, those who are tired of fighting, let them go home.
So he had 13,000 men, out of those 13,000 men
11,000 decided to go home.
They were tired. They fought many battles. So he wrote a letter to Abubakar of the aleinu and he said, Oh, Abubakar,
I have only 2000 men and I am going to face the superpower of the day. So we've got karela opens a letter in the masjid and the Sahaba sitting there and Abubakar reads a letter out and then he looks around, and his eyes fall in on calcagni Amara, and he says Taka you go and the Sahaba say what you doing? You replacing 11,000 men with one man
and Abu Bakr radi Allahu said those ranks which have the likes of Taka amor will never be forsaken by Allah. men who were heavy in the scale of Allah subhanho wa Taala and I asked you, how heavy are we and we are not heavy, we need to become heavy, because nobody else is gonna come to change our situation. And a hamdulillah we thank Allah Subhana Allah The truth is that in many of the Western countries, you know, we have more freedom to practice Islam than many do in Islamic countries.
Alhamdulillah but that should never make us complacent. We should thank Allah subhanho wa Taala but we are people you know taken out for humanity. So we are positive in nature. We are not negative. Because see nowadays, people who are negative they are sometimes regarded as the most pious. You speak to them now. I can't do that. Now. I can't we can't do this. Everything is negative. So no, that's not jives. No. You know, anyway.
He becomes a Mufti without studying a day in his life. He reads a few fatwas on Google.
You know, one day I was at home. And somebody rang me and said, Chef, this rang from black Buddha black vindaloo. And he and he quoted me in a band. So when the teacher said Where did you get that narration from?
So, the guy rings me and he says my teacher saying that was that narration from so I was at home, my books were at the Institute. I knew where the narration was, so I thought let me just Google it.
So I googled it.
And the narrations there everything literally word for word how I narrated it. So Marshall is there so then I scrolled down and looked at the bottom it said taken from the top of the hill Mahmoud
so if i misquote still goes up there
and today, you know, many people are Mashallah Mufti, Mufti, Google's
you you type something in you find fatwas all over the world and we will you need. Will you need more visa infinidat for when you have access to more V's all over the world. Why you need more V's local Malvina thing, I going to contact Google through the Google Maps, the Google knows all the mosyle this is not how this gene was transmitted. This Dean was transmitted heart to heart. And there's amazing Baraka of this.
When you become you, when you become taking Dean from Google, there is piecemeal, Dean, you take some from here, you take some from here, you take some from here and you end up causing a fitna, so we are people who are positive. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said
manakala holla Canas for Hookah laka. Home. Oh, you can read it also work at a local home.
Whoever says that the people are destroyed. He's the one who has destroyed them. Why? Because he said on with destroyed there's nothing we can do. He's the one who's destroyed them. Why? Because he's made him lazy and despondent.
And if you read it with a Smith of the that it means whoever says that the people have been destroyed. He is the most destroyed amongst them because he didn't trust in Allah.
He doesn't trust in Allah, Muslims or people of legacy but the people who are ever going to change the situation is me and you know today no more of Naka pub is gonna come. No, Khadija Fatima is gonna come. No Salahuddin is gonna come. You know, there is a poet, he says
he's a poet, we say he says people come to the grave of Salahuddin and they say komiya Salah honeycomb Hata Ashoka, Mercado unholy. Una Camerata, Amit okay. Taku Camerata llg Doris Juanita Julie doula who global Yo man I'm working my una. He said people come to the grave of Salahuddin and they say komiya sala de como esta Mercado mean Hola. funa. He said that people come to the grave of Salahuddin and it's no slouch in stand up, get out out to your grave. Don't you know what's happening in Iraq? That you know what's happening in Palestine liberate goods? Is it until its grave began to complain about the stench around it? The poet says come Moroccan army takuna who said how
many times in a year are you going to wake up? Is it How many times are you going to allow the the for your own for your own cowardice? And then he says sarcastically he says I used to Laguna yo Minamata Marula.
He said Is it true yet? lobola Yo, man I'm watching my owner said Is it true? That the living have started help asking the dead for help.
That they asked the dead for help by their respective brothers and sisters. We are people of a legacy.
We invest whatever we do in this dunya we invest. Look at this data alone.
The people who are behind this dark room
for them. This is an area of deja vu shebeen who found it. Mufti was one of the Salam and all the other teachers may Allah protect them all. This is all a sucker jharia you leave this dunya but you invest in your IRA.
And you know for them it's RoboHelp Bay waterbuck waterpark, water parking, I asked you might irrespective brothers and sisters, when you leave this dunya What will you have done to leave a legacy behind you
Will you have done that you will be in your grave and people will make dua for you. What will you have done that you will be in the depths of your grave and people will meet your children and they will say, you know your father was a good man, your mother was a good person, we make dua for them. What will you have done
that you are gone from this dunya
but you left something behind you. I'll finish off on a final story in the time of Salaam codina Rahim Allah
the time of Salah Howdy.
A man came with this case to Salahuddin
and surrouding he he was an alum. He was Shafi alum.
He would sit in the courts twice a week.
And he would look at the cases and he would judge them and he passed verdict against this man. So this man was offended. So he went to the grave of nurudeen zinc noodles in zinc. He was the teacher of sala de Abernathy and says that since Omar Abdulaziz, the Muslims never had a leader like Dora didn't think that was over 400 years. He was very pious. He was Turk. But he was the teacher of Salahuddin. So this man, he goes to the grave of Salahuddin of Dunedin and he begins to cry. And he said, Oh, Nora Dean, if you are alive, I would attain justice today.
If you are alive, I would attain justice.
And so now they will say I learned justice from nurudeen. So once I was we visited the Sham Damascus many years ago.
I told the brothers this story about nurudeen pie, the grave of nudity
is amazing that new routines grave is very close to them, we must get but you asked a local admin of the local don't know. But you look into shops, they got the picture of Bashar
but they don't know who didn't think he is.
So this man goes to the grave was do routine and he begins to cry. It says Oh, no routine only if you are alive, I would attain justice today.
And somehow you heard about this. And so now the call the man he reassessed this case, and this time, he passed judgment in his favor, and the man begin to cry again.
And the Salahuddin says, Why are you crying for now I pass judgment in your favor. And the man says, I'm not crying because of that. But I'm crying in the remembrance of a man, that even from the depths of his grave, he has an impact today.
Even from the depths of his grave, His justice has an impact by their respective brothers and sisters. mean you are going to leave this dunya guaranteed.
There is no doubt me and you're going to leave this dunya
we need to invest in our era. We need to do something that when we leave this dunya we leave a legacy behind us. We live pious children behind us. We do some sacajawea we teach somebody we learn we teach ourselves because we are people who are transitive in our nature. We are people who reach out to other people. We are people who show empathy. First, we are people of principle, and that's how believers should be. And finally I make a dua that Allah subhanaw taala
make your community prosper.
Say amin brothers, I'm making dua for you guys.
May Allah Subhana Allah make your community prosper? May Allah Subhana Allah unite you even more than you are now. May Allah subhanaw taala make you a role model for the Muslims all over the world. May Allah Subhana Allah give us the ability to become that Ummah again, may Allah subhanho wa Taala make this mother*a and this dark room prosper. May Allah Subhana Allah make those who graduate from this place. People who are sensitive in the tower, people are allama who reach out to other people, people who make a change in the community, not only the community but globally. May Allah subhanaw taala accept the sacrifice of the teachers. May Allah Allah reward all those who organized
this event may last month Allah when we leave this dunya give us the trophy to leave it La ilaha illa Allah May Allah subhanaw taala on the Day of Judgment, give us the ability to stand by the hold of the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam and take water from the hands of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam May Allah Subhana Allah allow us to enter genda with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the Greatest Name of all that when our last panel allows us to enter into gender. That last panel Darla allows us to see his
Plus it countenance may last panel dollar keepers unite in this dunya and reunited gender for those. It's been a pleasure May Allah Subhana Allah reward you for having a person like me heads up Camilla haven Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah.