GREATEST GIFT GIVEN TO BANI ADAM
8TH AUGUST 2020
فَتَلَقَّىٰ آدَمُ مِنْ رَبِّهِ كَلِمَاتٍ فَتَابَ عَلَيْهِ ۚ إِنَّهُ هُوَ التَّوَّابُ الرَّحِيمُ
Then Adam received words of inspiration from his Rabb and repented, and Allah accepted his repentance. Surely Allah is the Most Forgiving, the Most Merciful.
Hadhrat Ibn Asakir رحمه الله has narrated a hadith from Hadhrat Ibn Abbas رضي الله عنه May Allah Be Pleased With Him: The time when Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام and Hadhrat Hawa عليه السلام were sent down to the earth from heaven at that time their condition was one of anxiety, distress and they were continuously crying. In the narration it states that they had such a low feeling, in a very bad state, other narrations regarding this event state that Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام was in extreme distress, sadness, worry, fear, totality of problems and any other word which you can utilise to describe such a state. Surely there is no example we can use to describe such a condition. At that time for the duration 300 years Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام did not raise his head above his knees, he kept his head bowed down in sadness, for 100 years Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام did not pay attention to Hadhrat Hawa عليه السلام, for 40 years Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام did not pay attention to food or think about what he is eating, continuous worry, sadness crying and distress. In other words there was so much crying that in the hadith narration compiled by Imam Al Bayhaqi رحمه الله in the book Shuab Al Imaan it is stated with regards to this event: that if you gather all the tears of the Children of Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام born till the day of Judgement even then you cannot equate to the amount tears of Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام. Just imagine how much Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام cried and what the condition must have been, not eating or drinking, absolutely nothing.
There is a unique event here. As prior to being sent down into this world in Jannah they were not aware of what hunger or thirst is. However now that they are on Earth, Allah created the desire and needs for a human being, the biggest requirement in this world is our stomach, our whole world and life revolve around the needs of the stomach. First and foremost when hunger came about, Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام after searching found a certain tree which had fruit on it so Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام ate the fruit. After having consumed the fruit, now the digestive system starts the work by breaking the food down into pieces. Further due to being in Jannah they did not have to deal with answering the call to nature, to excrete or urinate so Hadhrat Jibril عليه السلام came and informed Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام on what this feeling was and the method to relieve oneself. Once Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام had relieved himself the smell that came from this caused Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام to scream and for 40 days Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام cried continuously due to this.
Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام was thinking what is happening to me and what is going on? Many narrations deal with this event in great detail.
When Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام came out of Paradise and dealing with all these experiences he put his forehead on to his knees then Hadhrat Jibril عليه السلام came and he saw Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام in this state of crying and distress and Hadhrat Jibril عليه السلام also went in to the same state of crying and distress. Hadhrat Jibril عليه السلام is the head of all the Angels and upon looking at this everything in the heavens started to cry. What was the reason for this? It was the fact that Allah سبحانه وتعالىٰ had given the highest rank in Paradise to Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام and even Hadhrat Jibril عليه السلام prostrated before Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام. Subhan’Allah. Such was the high position, honour, dignity and magnanimity given to Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام. Due to this shaytan whose worship was famous, he also made a mistake, not just this, Allah blew the soul into Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام and gave Him the Crown of Representatives in Paradise. But now Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام from this elevated position is on Earth, desperate, in the wilderness, in sadness, crying, nobody to ask or explain and even Hadhrat Jibril عليه السلام went into this same state upon meeting Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام. There was immense fear generated amongst the Angels on the wrath of Allah سبحانه وتعالىٰ and the severity of the punishment of Allah سبحانه وتعالىٰ in this example.
My Brothers there is a great lesson for us here, how can we dare to disobey any command of Allah سبحانه وتعالىٰ but shaytan has made us so brave and courageous today that we challenge the commands of Allah. All the events in the Quran are a lesson for us today, if we look upon our lives, our record and history. We have committed so many sins, there is fighting at home, we are angry with our children, we are rude with people outside, we backbite, we lie and I will say that if we were to count then we may have done one good deed in accordance with the Desire of Allah سبحانه وتعالىٰ and all the rest of our actions will be sinful. Yet if we look at this event in the Holy Quran it is only regarding ONE act of disobedience. We should not be big headed/arrogant that nothing is happening to us. Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام was shown the consequence of the influence of shaytan by coming down to earth from Paradise. There are many punishments awaiting us and we should not be fooled by the freedom of this dunya. We are under the false impression that Allah will not punish us, but this is not the case. Allah سبحانه وتعالىٰ has given us the Quranic events so that we read them, understand and act upon them. In this case we need to imagine if this is the punishment for one act of disobedience then where do I stand if my whole life/actions are disobedient and day/night I am committing sin upon sin. A sin is anything that Allah سبحانه وتعالىٰ has stopped us from doing but we carry on doing it and what Allah has ordered us to do we fail to implement. Indeed this was the case when Allah Ta’Ala instructed Iblis to prostrate before Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام and he refused. Also Allah instructed Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام to not go near the tree but shaytan managed to convince them. Both acts are disobedience to not refrain from what Allah has forbidden and to not obey what Allah has commanded. We need to look at our lives, how do we stand on these two principles of obeying the commands of Allah and refraining from all those acts that are forbidden by Allah. The Quran is not a novel, storybook or folk tales, rather if we look at the state of the angels who realised the extent of the wrath and punishment of Allah. They started to worry about themselves and what will happen to them if Allah decides to punish them. The Angels thought they will be wiped away by Allah, yet we look at the status of the great angels like Jibril عليه السلام and Israfeel عليه السلام who saw the high position given to Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام and the Paradise they were given. Herein we see that if a person follows Allah’s orders then he will be having the pleasure of Allah. There is a massive lesson for us here, the heavens and earth shook at the state of Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام. The angels were crying, distressed and Hadhrat Jibril عليه السلام despite being the leader of the Angels was in a state of emotion and distress. Indeed, Hadhrat Jibril عليه السلام looking at the condition of Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام went straight to the Court of Allah. In the presence of Allah, Hadhrat Jibril عليه السلام presented the request of Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام. Allahu Akbar. This was the only resource that Hadhrat Jibril عليه السلام could use to help Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام as He did not know what to do on Earth, how to pray, how do I please Allah, what is the worship I need to do and he did not have any of this knowledge. Today we are aware of all these questions like how to please Allah سبحانه وتعالىٰ, which actions we need to do, we have an open shop, and this is all the Sadaqa of Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام. Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام was the first on this earth, he was not aware of anything, even to how long He would live on Earth, where will I live and where will I go. There was no knowledge and experience. For example if you are left in a dark jungle, not knowing how to get out, what to eat and who to communicate with. We need to imagine this situation, on your own in a dark jungle. There was no help and assistance for Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام and where he needed to go next or how to call out to Allah. In this way Hadhrat Jibril عليه السلام presented this request of Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام to Allah. Subhan’Allah
A unique event will take place now as the Dunya is made now and the next phase has come. As soon as the request arrived, Allah isالْبَصِيرُ The All-Seeing and الْخَبِيرُ The All-Aware and He knows everything. We see the love that Allah has for Bani/Children of Adam عليه السلام and we cannot imagine the amount of love that Allah has for the human beings. Further our minds cannot go to that depth to realise this love of Allah سبحانه وتعالىٰ for the Children of Adam عليه السلام. This event informs us of this love, and it is not the case that Allah did not love Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام, rather Allah did love Him but this event was a learning. The reason why the request arrived to Allah is proof of the love of Allah. Allah placed in the mind of Hadhrat Jibril عليه السلام to make this request because Allah is الْكَرِيمُ The Most Generous, The Most Esteemed and Allah’s systems are beautiful and unique. As soon as this request came, the first reward was given by Allah and the Angels عليه السلام, the Heavens and the whole environment cooled down. This reward was the revelation of mercy, the brilliance, wonder and magnificence of Allah was demonstrated. Herein all the fear was eliminated as Allah showed that My Mercy overwhelms My Wrath/Punishment. This was the first event in this world which Alhamdulillah gave a soothing effect to everyone after visualising the punishment and displeasure of Allah. Now, Allah wanted to inform them that up to now you have only seen my punishment but now you will see My Mercy which is all powerful and it suppresses my wrath.
What is Allah’s Rahma and how did it take place? Allahu Akbar Kabeera. As soon as the request arrived from Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام then a brilliant and fantastic sign of Allah’s Mercy came. In Tabrani, Hakim and Bayhaqi there is a hadith narrated by Hadhrat Umar Ibn Khattab رضي الله عنه which shows that upon this Mercy of Allah the system of the world is starting. I am going to share the meaning of this Hadith with you, where The Holy Prophet Hadhrat Muhammad صَلّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلّم stated that when Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام made the error, was sent down to earth, then Allah showed His Mercy and how it overcomes the punishment. How was this demonstrated to Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام? Allahu Akbar. Allah reminded Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام about an event:
فَتَلَقَّىٰ آدَمُ مِن رَّبِّهِ كَلِمَاتٍ فَتَابَ عَلَيْهِ إِنَّهُ هُوَ التَّوَّابُ الرَّحِيم
Thereupon Adam received words [of guidance] from his Sustainer, and He accepted his repentance: for, verily, He alone is the-Acceptor of Repentance, the Dispenser of Grace
This was where Allah سبحانه وتعالىٰ taught Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام and placed in his heart:
فَتَلَقَّىٰ آدَمُ مِن رَّبِّهِ كَلِمَاتٍ فَتَابَ عَلَيْهِ, these were words that Allah put into the heart of Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام. Allah asked Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام, do you remember the words that were taught? Herein, after receiving these words, Allah relented towards Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام. What was the event and opportunity that Allah was referring to? Allah reminded Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام that when I created you, thereupon you raised your head towards the Arsh, Allahu Akbar, there you saw it written: لآ اِلَهَ اِلّا اللّهُ مُحَمَّدٌ رَسُوُل اللّهِ, Subhan’Allah. Indeed, Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام saw this Kalima on every leaf in Paradise, the name of اللّهُ and مُحَمَّدٌ رَسُوُل اللّهِ. Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام was amazed at that time and realised that if Allah Ta’Ala is linking a name with His Name then this must be a Lofty Personality. When he was in sadness, Allah Ta’Ala reminded him of that time:
فَتَلَقَّىٰ آدَمُ مِن رَّبِّهِ كَلِمَاتٍ فَتَابَ عَلَيْهِ and the words that were taught were لآ اِلَهَ اِلّا اللّهُ مُحَمَّدٌ رَسُوُل اللّهِ.
As soon as Allah reminded Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام about this then straight away He said “AS’ALUKA BI HAQQI MUHAMMADIN, He said My Lord I ask You a question, for the sake of this Name of Muhammad صَلّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلّم. I ask you to concentrate on this event taking place at this time between Allah and Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام. This was such a great sadaqa and waseela (objective and means) that Allah immediately responded and relented to Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام:
فَتَابَ عَلَيْهِ إِنَّهُ هُوَ التَّوَّابُ الرَّحِيم. I
forgiveness. Therefore, whatever success that will come to the children of Adam عليه السلام will be via the Holy Prophet Muhammad صَلّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلّم. My Brothers take hold of Hadhrat Muhammad صَلّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلّم and success will come to you. Subhan’Allah. The initiation of the universe was due to Hadhrat Muhammad صَلّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلّم. The end of the universe will be due to Hadhrat Muhammad صَلّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلّم. The beginning of the Deen was due to Hadhrat Muhammad صَلّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلّم. The completion of the Deen, the Deen will spread throughout the world, the Deen will be completed, sealed and after that when the world will be due to end, this will all be due to Hadhrat Muhammad صَلّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلّم. Tell me My Brothers, the start of the universe when the Tawba of Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام is being accepted is due to the Waseela of Hadhrat Muhammad صَلّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلّم. The clear indication from Allah is that all success will be from the Waseela of Hadhrat Muhammad صَلّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلّم. In other words, if any human being wants forgiveness in this world, then how will he attain it? This will surely be via the Waseela of Hadhrat Muhammad beingصَلّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلّم . This is why I always mention that every verse of the Quran takes you to Glory of the Holy Prophet Muhammad صَلّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلّم. There are people who verbally say this but they do not understand the true meaning of this. Indeed I informed you at the start of these Dars of the Quran that every verse will Glorify and explain the Sunnah of Hadhrat Muhammad صَلّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلّم. Hence we clearly see this in this particular verse, Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام attained forgiveness via the Holy Prophet Muhammad صَلّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلّم. This is the message to the children of Adam عليه السلام in this world that all your actions will be successful if they are in accordance with Nabi Kareem Hadhrat Muhammad صَلّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلّم, via His waseela and via His intermediary. Whoever has taken hold of the example of the Holy Prophet Muhammad صَلّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلّم has attained complete success and he has attained the objective of life. This is a very important point to remember. If you want to please Allah, then Allah has defined the path to achieve this. How did Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام win back the pleasure of Allah? What a great gift this is which was given to bani adam.
My brothers, when this world was created, shaytan was punished and Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام was sent down from Paradise. Herein shaytan was given full power and permission to try diverting the human beings taking them to jahannum. The shaytan celebrated at this permission, that if I can get Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام to make an error in Paradise so His children are going to be easy. In the dunya the shaytan will have his colleague; the nafs and within seconds both of them will take Bani Adam to jahannum. The shaytan felt this will be easy fish and easy prey for him. To defeat this open enemy of ours Allah has given us the Waseela of Hadhrat Muhammad صَلّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلّم. This is the Greatest Gift To The Bani/Children of Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام. After this Gift was given, this was death to shaytan, he melted and became dust. This was because all his plans, his mission had been ruined and failed. They shaytan thought ‘is this why Allah gave be an open ground, it was so easy for me to as difficult for him now. What is the gift and tool that Allah سبحانه وتعالىٰ has given us? إِنَّهُ هُوَ التَّوَّابُ الرَّحِيم. Allah has given such a great gift to Bani Adam and looking at the punishment at the divert the human being but due to this Gift of Waseela the shaytan complained and cried as it start of creation that was given as a consequence for the mistake. Allah سبحانه وتعالىٰ is stating here to the Children of Adam عليه السلام that the beauty for you is that even if you amass all your sins, whether they are from the earth to the heavens, even if you do Shirk, if you are a criminal or a bandit, your life could be full of sins, I am telling you the truth My Brothers, the Quran is informing us of this, if you commit sins every second of your life, all the sins under the sun and if we use the same Waseela of Hadhrat Muhammad صَلّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلّم that Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام used then Allah will wipe away all our sins. Prior to this gift, shaytan was rejoicing, planning and celebrating on how he will take all the human beings to Jahannam. However a death blow was dealt to shaytan with the Gift of the Waseela and Sadaqah of Nabi Kareem Hadhrat Muhammad صَلّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلّم. It does not matter how many sins you accumulate, your nafs and desires will destroy you, you will be destroyed, entrapped and ensnared into shaytans deceit and if before dying you do Tawbah, Allahu Akbar, Subhan’Allah, فَتَلَقَّىٰ آدَمُ مِن رَّبِّهِ كَلِمَاتٍ فَتَابَ عَلَيْهِ, for a second if you present yourself in the court of Allah and do tawbah; this is the verse of tawbah, we just need to ask Allah for tawbah.
If we look at the event of Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام and how much he cried and was in immense distress alongside all the angels. However as soon as he said My Rab for the sake of Hadhrat Muhammad صَلّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلّم please forgive me: As’aluka bi haqqi Muhammadin’ then Allah forgave him and his state changed. Allah forgave everything and for the coming children of Adam this was to be a gift for them to utilise. If they come with mountains of sins, man or woman and repents in this way, then they will be forgiven immediately. This event teaches us many lessons, Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام was punished for the error, sent down from paradise, all the clothes and luxuries of paradise were taken away, shaytan was sent down against but despite this if person takes the waseela of Hadhrat Muhammad صَلّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلّم then immediately they are forgiven. Allahu Akbar.
Have you realised the status of Hadhrat Muhammad صَلّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلّم? All our sins will be forgiven. If we are from those who uphold their commitment to Hadhrat Muhammad صَلّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلّم and do not betray. What is the waseela/assistance of Hadhrat Muhammad صَلّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلّم through which your tawbah is accepted? The surprising thing for us to reflect on is that despite this great gift to bani Adam, the shaytan is winning the battle. How is it possible that after such a resource, shaytan is dragging mankind into hell. Please listen carefully to this Hadith; the Holy Prophet Hadhrat Muhammad صَلّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلّم stated: imagine a man who sets up a fire, the moths which are attracted by light are going towards the fire and the man is trying to stop these moths going towards the fire.The Prophet Muhammad صَلّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلّم stated that My example is the same as this man that the human beings are running towards the burning fire of jahannum and I am saving them one by one with My Hands. Despite this they are still running into the fire. If we look today, is this not the case if we look at ourselves? Indeed, shaytan winning the clash. Can their be a biggest loser in this world if after having such a gift we do not utilise this and are thrown into jahannum. The gift of tawbah via the Prophet Muhammad صَلّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلّم should not allow even one human being to enter the hell fire. We will commit sins, disobey but Allah has given us the resource of Tawbah, do this straight away, Say “Allah please forgive me”. Why don’t we do this? This is because shaytan has taken these words out of our mouths to ask Allah forgiveness and this is why we are running towards the warden of the hell fire. The shaytan has banned and zipped up our mouths from saying “TAWBAH”, he continuously says to us Don’t say Tawbah, Don’t say Tawbah, Don’t ask for forgiveness from Allah. I swear by Allah, if the most sinful person in the world asks for tawbah, then the sins will evaporate like thin air. This is because Allah states my mercy overcomes my wrath, the Brilliance, wonder and magnificence of Allah overwhelms the anger of Allah. One jolt of this was shown in the forgiveness of Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام. It is impossible for any man or woman to enter the hell fire after such a Gift Of Tawbah and we follow the correct method of forgiveness. All of your life you could be committing shirk but if at the end you say O Allah please forgive me, then all the idol worshipping will all vanish and taken off your record. Allah will immediately envelope that person in his mercy, there are thousands of reverts today who worshipped idols in churches and monasteries, fire worshippers and then they understood that tawbah is the greatest action and Allah Ta’ala gave them a high status, elevates them to the rank of a Wali/Friends of Allah. These people are around us now and this is a clear example of Allah’s mercy overcoming his wrath.
Why don’t we do tawbah? Why does it not pour out of our mouths? It is not because shaytan has tricked us here but rather the only reason why we do not use this Gift of Tawbah to Bani Adam is because we have left the Holy Prophet Muhammad صَلّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلّم and His Sunnah. We have rejected and shunned the Sunnah of the Master of Both Worlds The Holy Prophet Muhammad صَلّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلّم. It was via the Shariah and Sunnah that we received the Gift of Tawbah
Which was on a condition set by the Holy Prophet Hadhrat Muhammad صَلّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلّم.
Man Ahabba Sunnati faqad Ahabani
Whoever loves my Sunnah had loved Me
Wa man Ahabbani kaana Maai fil Jannah
Whoever loved me will enter jannah
We have killed off the Sunnah Sharifa, rejected it and yet we have proven in the Dars that every verse in the Quran is directing us towards following the Sunnah. There is no Sunnah methodology in our daily life and due to this shaytan has overwhelmed us. The biggest fear and death for shaytan is the Sunnah and this is why the shaytan has taken out the significance for he is aware that this will lead to Tawbah. We have such precious months like Ramadan and nights of forgiveness but we don’t state the words of tawbah as we are afraid of presenting ourselves in front of Allah. We have a clear sketch before us on how Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام was in Paradise, sent down to earth and then took the waseela of Hadhrat Muhammad صَلّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلّم. When this happened Allah Ta’ala eliminated all his distress and likewise if the Children of Adam commit sins and follow this same method of tawbah, then immediately Allah will forgive them. Their sins will evaporate like thin air and you will not even realise your previous sins. Subhan’Allah.
It is stated that when Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام asked for forgiveness with the waseela of the Name he saw alongside the Name of Allah, the Allah explained to Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام that this Name of Hadhrat Muhammad صَلّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلّم will be the Final Prophet. In Tabrani there is a Hadith narration that states this with regards Allah informing Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام that from your children there will come the Final Prophet Hadhrat Muhammad صَلّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلّم. The intercession of Hadhrat Muhammad صَلّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلّم was to come, initiation and the end of the universe, the Deen and tawbah was given due to Hadhrat Muhammad صَلّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلّم. It is the Deen of Hadhrat Muhammad صَلّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلّم which is Shariah and Sunnah that will be applied in this world. This deen will be the greatest but we have left this. Where will tawbah come from? The shaytan has taken the thought of tawbah out from our minds and this is why the hell fire awaits such people. The shaytan is the trickster, he will allow us to pray Salah, make us Hafiz, Qari, Alim, Mufti, Sheikh Ul Hadith but he will not allow us to become lovers and Ashiq of Prophet Muhammad صَلّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلّم. This love will grant us as the Holy Prophet صَلّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلّم stated Himself: Man Ahabba Sunnati faqad Ahabani, Rasulullah صَلّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلّم stated very clearly in this hadith that my true lover is only that person loves my Sunnah, my methodology, my daily lifestyle.
In another Hadith, Hadhrat Mu’adh Bin Jabal رضي الله عنه said I love you O Beloved Prophet صَلّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلّم and the Holy Prophet صَلّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلّم with tears flowing replied I love you so much. We need to imagine this scene as Prophet Muhammad صَلّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلّم is walking on the outskirts of Madina with the Beloved Companion Mu’adh رضي الله عنه who is leaving Madina.The Prophet Muhammad صَلّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلّم turned back to Madina as he did not want Hadhrat Mu’ad رضي الله عنه to see him crying, so hiding His face the Holy Prophet صَلّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلّم stated O Mu’adh رضي الله عنه we will not meet after this day, you are going far from Me now, Subhan’Allah, may be you will come back and I will not be here. Imagine the level emotion between the Holy Prophet صَلّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلّم and Mu’adh Bin Jabal رضي الله عنه. The final naseeha and advice the Holy Prophet صَلّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلّم gave, remember here that this signifies the importance of the Holy Prophet’s صَلّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلّم Deen and only the drum of the Holy Prophet’s صَلّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلّم Shariah and Sunnah will beat till the day of judgement. There will be no other deen that will be accepted, the Quran will not be accepted if it doesn’t have the Shariah and Sunnah. There will be no action that will be accepted if it doesn’t comply with Shariah and Sunnah. In this final advice which is so important, the love that Rasulullah صَلّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلّم has for Hadhrat Mu’adh رضي الله عنه is immense, the Holy Prophet صَلّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلّم states that no matter how far you are O Mu’adh رضي الله عنه if you are following my Sunnah and love my Sunnah you will be close to me. What a great statement. Further the Holy Prophet صَلّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلّم stated that he who is physically close to me but does not have a love for the Sunnah in actual fact he is far from me in every way.
Now tell me, if we use the above parameters, what is the state of the Ummah today and this is the biggest sign of Qiyamah in the world today. This is the scale by which we need to weigh and see if have the deen in the world today, I swear by Allah سبحانه وتعالىٰ, the Quran and verses you can put into a box, you might think I am talking like a strange person, but this is the Haq/Truth, many people I speak about them and why should I not speak, as the Quran is very clear with us. The Quran is openly giving this message, it doesn’t matter what people say. There is no success without this point, close the Quran in a box, close your knowledge in a box, close your deen in a box, it is absolutely nothing/zero. There is only one scale that Allah has given to weigh your deen, don’t look at your fasting, don’t look at your prostration, don’t look at your Umrah/Hajj as there is only one defining criteria which is encompassing the entire Shariah and Sunnah in my life. This includes your daily life, meeting people, character, family life, giving, taking, dealings and not just wearing the Islamic Dress or having the face of a Muslim. We must ask ourselves how do I eat, how do I earn money, how is my character, how is my interaction with society, how is my lifestyle, methodology and if everything is in accordance with Shariah and Sunnah then you have the correct deen. This is the scale to see if you are on the deen. On the other hand there are those people who think by attending a few marches, conferences, naat/nasheeds, think they have fulfilled their obligations towards the deen. If this was the case then why would Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام spent 300 years crying to Allah سبحانه وتعالىٰ with His Head on His Knees. After such a time of distress only one statement removed all of this distress and that was As’aluka Bi Haqqi Muhammadin. Today the message to mankind is to take hold of the Holy Prophet صَلّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلّم and Allah will forgive all your sins. The condition here is: Man Ahabba Sunnati faqad Ahabani, there is no other way than to love the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet صَلّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلّم. Allahu Akbar.
فَتَلَقَّىٰ آدَمُ مِنْ رَبِّهِ كَلِمَاتٍ فَتَابَ عَلَيْهِ, Allah gave the words in the form of revelation to Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام.
رَبَّنا ظَلَمنا أَنفُسَنا وَإِن لَم تَغفِر لَنا وَتَرحَمنا لَنَكونَنَّ مِنَ الخٰسِرينَ
''Our Lord ! we have sinned against ourselves and
unless You grant us forgiveness, bestow Your mercy upon us, we shall mostly be lost.
O My Lord you help me to sleep, eating and drinking but I have disobeyed your principles. O My Rabb we have committed crimes, we have shunned/rejected the Sunnah and we are immodest. We have not taken anything away from Allah سبحانه وتعالىٰ but we have sinned ظَلَمنا against ourselves أَنفُسَنا.
رَبَّنا ظَلَمنا أَنفُسَنا وَإِن لَم تَغفِر لَنا وَتَرحَمنا لَنَكونَنَّ مِنَ الخٰسِرينَ, O Allah سبحانه وتعالىٰ we have harmed ourselves, we have done injustice on our bodies and soul, we have prepared our body and soul for the fire of hell, we have followed our desires/nafs, وَإِن لَم تَغفِر لَنا We are clearly saying to Allah that if you don’t forgive me, not just forgiveness but have mercy وَتَرحَمنا upon me then I will be the stone of the hell fire. I can only be saved by the mercy of Allah. This was the Kalima فَتَلَقَّىٰ آدَمُ مِن رَّبِّهِ كَلِمَاتٍ, that was revealed to Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام. Time is short, I want to continue as many good points are coming to my mind at this time. I am not saying this as a Daleel/proof, every verse shines and brings out the greatness of the Holy Prophet صَلّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلّم. This is the true miracle of the Quran. This is the event of Hadhrat Adam عليه السلام but we are actually being taught the status of the Holy Prophet صَلّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلّم. The grace and blessing of the Holy Prophet صَلّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلّم emanates from everywhere. My Brothers, My Brothers, take hold of the assistance of the Holy Prophet صَلّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلّم. This is not a drama, don’t deceive and trick yourselves. Whatever the Prophet Muhammad صَلّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلّم likes just follow that action and this can all be found in the Shariah and Sunnah. We must not just rely on a few external actions like the dress/clothing and clothing. Rather all your life from A to Z must be in compliance with the Shariah and Sunnah. We must try to learn what is the Shariah law and principle in all the areas of life and what did the Sahaba do at this time. Indeed if we look at the Noble Companions; what did they do and how did they live? We will find that the answer is that their every movement, their living and breathing were all according to the Shariah and Sunnah.
We must remember here, we are not running away and just quickly doing the translation, my brothers the reading of the Quran is for your lifetime. A whole lifetime can be spent learning one verse, this verse we have read today I don’t feel like leaving this verse, it takes many days to understand the depth of the verse and we should not just rush the translation and move forward. I say even if takes me a few years on this verse and Allah سبحانه وتعالىٰ is placing the meanings in my mind then why do I need to carry on to the next verse. Indeed I will carry on regardless of time to find the true meanings of the verse intended by Allah. If Allah is explaining the verse to me over a few years, then that is not a problem to me at all. Why should I rush? Why should I think to quickly get the translation done? Insha’Allah you will see if I go back to this verse next time, Allah سبحانه وتعالىٰ will show the Glory of Prophet Muhammad صَلّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلّم and with every verse our love for the Holy Prophet صَلّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلّم will increase. This is the objective of reading the Quran so that our love for the Holy Prophet صَلّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلّم increases and we should gain extreme love in our hearts. We can become true lovers of Hadhrat Muhammad صَلّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلّم via the Quran, all the events are there, and they all end at the station of Prophet Muhammad صَلّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلّم. Insha’Allah if life remains, we shall again come back tomorrow to this verse and discuss what message Allah is giving us.