Channel: Zahir Mahmood
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I thought today
we will speak about something.
What is the best known Arabic word?
possibly one of the best known Arabic words globally,
it's possibly also
the most controversial word as well.
It's known as nowadays as the J word.
Okay, because you don't want to mention it. So you call it the G word
in the West, better known as jihad.
What does it mean, to do jihad
lit. So meaning of jihad, the literal meaning of jihad is to strive make an effort to struggle.
Then it has many other connotations, practical connotations, which mean, to strive against false hood, to spread the word of lost power, Bala. And that takes many, many forms.
Today, I want to speak about this word, but in the context of a very special woman.
And that is Maria de la sala de la.
And it's important
that we reclaim these words, because there is a group of Muslims who distort them, and take them to an extreme. But then we have another group of people who make it forbidden for us to even use these words.
And therefore, this word is a part of the Islamic tradition and we the Muslims should reclaim it from both extremes and bring it to its proper perspective.
So today, I want to speak
about the struggle of Maria Maria salatu salam,
Maria Malay salatu salam mother,
made a dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And Allah subhanho wa Taala records this Diwan in the UK, she said Robbie in need another tilaka Murphy, botany mojarra say Oh Allah, give me a child.
And I will take an oath, I will Wow, that that child in my stomach will be spent solely for your sake,
will be given for your service. Now they lived around masjidul axon. So her intention was they've allowed you give me a child, then that child I will use for your service.
She becomes pregnant. While she's pregnant, her husband passes we're in Milan, about the alarm.
Then she gives birth. Now in her mind what she had in her mind because the caretakers of the masjid were always men. Those who remained in the masjid were always men. She made this intention Allah give me a boy and I will give him to your service. But when she gives birth, she gives birth to a girl.
So now she turns back to a mosque. And Allah records it and Nakamura for Lama would
call it would be nice to her.
She said, Oh Allah, what I gave birth to was a girl. But I made that another and I made that custom that if it is a boy, I will give him in the path of one last pop up. So she's very disappointed. Allah says well Lo, Mo be Mahabharat Allah knows what you gave. But
you don't have to tell us Allah knows what you gave birth to. Well, he says that Gurukul
Allah says, a woman is not like a man or a man
is not like a woman and it can be understood in both ways. Because you wanted
this child to serve the beta MK this, this is the duty of men. So your girl cannot do that duty, like men can do that duty. Or it can I have another meaning and that is that that girl that you have given birth to no man is like that girl.
What we have in store for that female
no man will be able to achieve that.
And then she says then she says, we're in nice to her Maria. And I have given her the name Maria Maria means worshiper. Look, even though she was born a girl, she still had the intention to fulfill her
that she will still be in the service of Allah subhanaw taala that's why she named Maria and then she takes refuge in Allah subhanho wa Taala. And for her progeny from shaitana regime. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said when a child is born shaytan pinches that child. And that's when that child begins to screen, said, besides Maria, and her son is a nation of Salam. They are the two exceptions to this rule.
Now, the husband has passed away, it's a girl.
So people want to raise her because she doesn't have a father. Now he is a Korea la salatu salam is actually married to the Auntie of Miriam.
Her name is Hannah. And she is the Hala the Auntie of Maria Malaysia epsilon. So it's a Korean a slum who is an obese age. Look, give me the honor. She is my wife's niece.
They say no, every person of importance wanted to raise. Why because she was also the daughter of improv and MRR was the mom of beta mock this.
So what they do is that they draw locks. And the way they draw locks is that they bring these pens. And these pens were the same pens that they would write revelation with. So they put them in water.
Everybody's pin six, besides the pet of the swamp. So now she's given over to the carrier who's an OB himself and there's a clear racism and they give her a place in the masjid because they saw something amazingly special about this girl. So she's given a room a by the merab, which is the most holiest part of the masjid.
And that's where she lives. Now, as a Korean a lot. Swami would obviously go to a visitor, bring her food. And then Allah recalled a very interesting incident which happens with the Korean Peninsula, said calama de la la raza Korea wotja.
Talia Maria mo anala kihavah. Allah who I mean in the law in the law Yasuko manga.
So it's a Korean slum. Every time he goes into a room in the masjid, he finds she has this.
She has food.
And he has bought the food. Not only that the narrations mentioned that she would have food in winter, which was the food of summer and the fruits of summer in winter, which was impossible. So he asked her
where does this food come from? Where do you get this beautiful food for?
A law sends it to me.
A law sends it to me at a law when he wants to sustain somebody who sustains him behavior is up. A law doesn't need a suburb. A law doesn't need will see law the law doesn't need meat. If Allah wants to sustain you, he will sustain you. And Allah says in the Quran me yet tequila. Whoever really faced a lot really faced a lot. Man yet tequila jello, Maharajah Zuckerman hi solaia
whoever phase Allah Allah will make an opening for him
and allow him sustaining where he cannot even imagine from allowing make a way for him.
Down here, so Korea is quite an old man and the Korea has no children.
So as your career begins to think, if unlock and sustain herbal Ed hisab from the unseen although I am an old man and he was at a
A very old man and his wife was barren and she was a very old woman. She's know if Allah can sustain her the law can sustain me. If a law can give sustain her a lock and sustain me and unlock and give me a child, even at my age,
so seeing this, now he makes a dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala canonica does a career of color Robbie Hubley Miller
when Zakaria saw this he makes a dua to Allah Oh Allah give me a project he give me a child from yourself. But give me a Surya give me a progeny which is good. You're
a G. So Allah subhanho wa Taala gives him a child and the angels come and they say to him, oh zecharia No, bashira cobalamin. The Korea we give you glad tidings of a child and his name will be yah yah. Yah yah means to live.
You know why he was given the title of Yahuwah because he was Shaheed
and Allah says in the Quran, those who are martyred in the path of Allah, they are alive, the what Allah names you, you will live up to those expectations. Look at this.
Initially, the mother of Maria la salatu salam makes a dua, Allah give me a child, Allah gives the child then goes further. There is a courier la salatu salam asked for a child at an old age, we generally you don't have children, his wife is barren. He makes duar and Allah out of his qudra gives them a child.
Then Subhan Allah, Allah wants to go a step further. Then Allah subhanaw taala now he's given them a child at old age. Then Allah brings Isa la salatu salam, to show his aura that Allah doesn't even need a biological father to give a person a child.
So let's go back to LA salatu salam.
So what do you mean I said up Salaam now in her malop she's in the masjid.
And all of a sudden a man enters the room. She gets startled. She's never seen this man. And she says to if you fear a luck, stay away from me because she thinks that he has some bad intention.
But he says,
I am an angel from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And I am going to give you the glad tidings that you will have a child now.
I'm not even married.
So she's astonished. How can I have a child when I am not married? So she says in the as Allah mentioned in the Quran, kulula we're gonna have a child. Well, lamium says niboshi rune, no man has ever touched me.
No man has ever touched me. Well, I'm a coup Bahia. And I am not a loose woman.
I'm not married. No man has touched me. And I'm not a loose woman. So where am I going to have a child? He said, don't worry. This is the daughter of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So imagine now she goes to me, Rob. She's known for her worship. She's known for her reputation that this is a pure woman. Everybody in that facility knows Miriam. She's head and shoulders above everybody else. Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the Quran, when the Mullah echo when the angel said to Maria,
Allah has chosen your medium.
Allah has purified your Maryam
was the faki Allah decided, not only that, not only Allah chose you, not only Allah purified you, but Allah has chose you above all the women of the alemi
this was what money was.
No, no your local molana know your local chefs know your local peel. She was a woman who Allah chose a book. Oh, the woman of the island me. And now she's pregnant with her husband. Imagine.
Imagine the shame She must have felt.
So one of her family members saw the bolch he used to work in the machine. He saw the Bulge.
So first generation mentioned he convinced himself No, it can't be to not murder him. He can't be pregnant. But then he saw the bolts increasing. So one day he said to Maria because he knew
Our worship we knew that this woman is perfect.
So Maria, can I ask you a question but don't hold it against me? She said what?
said have you seen ever seen a tree without a seed?
Have you ever seen a crop without a seed? Without sowing the seed? Have you ever seen a child without a father?
She said yes.
When Allah created the first tree,
Allah did not need a seed.
When Allah created the first crop, Allah did not meet a seed.
When Allah created the Malays lot Islamic He neither needed a father nor did he need a mother.
So he turned away and he told nobody
until a time comes
that it's time for her to give birth. So as the Quran mentions, she goes far away, keeping herself away from the family.
And then she gives, she's ready to give birth and the pain start.
And when the pain start
pains of Lee, but nobody is around, it is commanded by a lot to go to a particular place. And she goes, it is nobody No mother, no sister, no husband, nothing.
And on top of that, she's gonna have a charge. He's going to the pain, she's gonna have to bring that child to show the world show her family. So Allah says,
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Oh Allah. Oh Allah. I wish I wish I had died before this. You know why?
Because if you're dead, you don't have to listen to anybody.
And people have shame and people have hair and people are Rayleigh. When something like this happens, it hurts them.
For people over a lot. The tongue is more dangerous than the hand because the tongue destroys people's reputation. She said Oh Allah, I wish I could die before this. Oh, I could be nasty and man sia means naciones means a person who is a nobody is so low that nobody mentioned that they forget him. So wish I was a person but that was the fact. Because there was no actually woman who was greater than Marie monotype.
She was the woman of her time. So that was a that was also impossible.
a la ilaha illAllah mucha yo by yourself?
You've got no food and you're giving birth to a child and you're in the state of labor. And you've just given birth.
And then Allah says to
shake the day palm tree.
The date palm tree Have you all seen the date palm tree? you seen it? It's this
a group of men cannot shake a date palm tree alone says shake the date palm tree and the dates will fall down and allow me this dream run by her.
Now how is it Why is a law telling her to shake a date palm tree she just given birth? You know what after you give her birth you can't even stand up.
Because Allah is saying that this is a beautiful lesson from this allows the soul and the soul of Allah is you believe was with a class do whatever you can leave the rest to
leave the rest of Allah.
Maryam you take the suburb. You take the mean you shake it we're telling you to shake it you trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala
you trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala
and Allah will ensure that those dates from that date palm tree will come and fall.
La ilaha illa Allah and then Allah says, For Kali or sharabi
Aina This is a jeep. Allah says he can drink
and let your eyes be cooled.
You just given birth to a child.
You have nobody around you. There the data there. The water is there so you can eat and drink. But how do you call your eyes? How is it possible that you can cool your eyes when you have to go and face your people with this child? This is so beautiful.
Allah is telling her, he can drink, and look at the child and let the child be the coolness of your eyes. Because that which is not in your control, you can do nothing about it. Do you understand
that which is in your not in your control, you are going to give birth to that child.
There's nothing you can do about that. You are going to take that child to the people, there is nothing you can do about that. Don't let yourself worry about that which is out of your control. And what lie This is such a beautiful lesson, how often we worry about that, which is not in our control. What will people say?
How will people respond? What will happen if I lose my job?
And we worry about that which has even happened and we lose sleep over that which has happened, which is not even in our control, even if it does happen? So Allah saying to money on Mondays, he can drink and let that child be the coolness of your eyes and do not worry.
And look how Allah
Allah subhanho wa Taala kept the honor. And Allah said, when you go back to your people, and you meet your people, and they want to ask you, when you bring that child,
Miriam, you want like this, you are a very pious girl, you're a Muslim. When you bring that child from,
don't say anything. Allah says, tell him I am fasting.
So everybody she meets he doesn't say a word to them. And then on Allah subhanho wa Taala wants to see that is of a person.
So it's Samantha Sha, Allah, you are the one who gets what the diploma the sharp, what law you are the one who given the law at a basement and humility to people when Allah wants to give
it ilaha illAllah di and look at this. If you look at the head, this is a woman who has come with a child. There is no logical explanation to it.
She was the shisha of old shakers of our time. She was the best woman of our time. Allah calls in the Quran.
And you got to go back to your people. How are you going to explain it? What's the family gonna think?
But when alone to give a person is Allah gave that baby
who is still suckling Dave that baby the ability to talk and give his to his mother to the degree that Allah recorded in his attorney. Not only that, Allah recorded his attorney, Alan in the entire Surah Surah Manu
entire Surah Surah millennium. And then Allah rucola in the Quran.
Oh my god, the angel said, Maria. Allah has chosen you.
People may say you're impure.
But remember Allah as purified you was perfer key Atlantis in Ireland.
And Allah chose you above all the women of the world.
There is no woman like you, Madame la salatu salam.
And this is the Jihad
of Madame la salatu salam.
And this is a lesson for all the believers.
That if you stick the command of a last pump, Allah, you obey the commands of Allah subhanaw taala people may disgrace you. People may look down on you.
People may make you feel that you're the lead.
But by Allah if not in this dunya Allah will give you exert on that day when the first man from Adam, to the final man will be standing, Allah will give you honor and that honor one law he will law he is a million, billion trillion. No numbers can explain what that is.
But the nature of this life is, no matter who you are,
that Allah will test you to purify you so you can return to Allah subhanho wa Taala in a state that is beloved to him.
The Messenger of Allah said sometimes Allah has a station for a believer itself.
But he can't attain that station because of his actions.
So Allah gives him illness.
Allah gives them trials and tribulations in this world so Allah purifies him, like you purified Madame la hustler to Salah so he can reach that status that Allah hold for the mayor last panel at Allah. Make us amongst those who live and die for his sake. May Allah subhanho wa Taala elevate the status of Madame la salatu salam who has been inspiration for humanity has an East LA salatu salam, ala squanto resurrect us all with them on the Day of Judgment. Baraka Luffy salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.