Guest Speaker, Masjid As-Sabur (5)
A`oodhu billahi min ash-Shaytaani 'r-rajeem. Bismillaahi 'r-Rahmaani 'r-Raheem. Dastoor yaa Sayyidee, madad. Mmadad yaa Rijaalullah. Laa hawla wa laa quwatta illa billahi 'l-`Aliyyu 'l-`Azheem.
I was talking about Sayyidina Ibrahim and Nabi (s). Allah (swt) sent Sayyidina Muhammad (s) among the people of Mecca when they were still worshipping idols. He was born among them and there were idols everywhere, around and inside Ka`bah. He was with them for forty years, but he did not say anything until the Revelation came to Nabi (s), “Tell them now, ‘Laa ilaaha illa-Llah.’” So when he opened Mecca, how did he find Ka`bah? It was full of statues inside and out, and when he came into the Ka`bah, he cleaned it from statues and things that were worshipped other than Allah (swt). Imagine, the House of Allah (swt), Ka`bah, was filled with statues!
I heard this place was a church; when they bought the church, how did they find the inside? Full of statues. So when they bought this church, what did they have to do? They had to clean the whole place and remove those statues. This is the example of our heart, which is the House of God that was once filled with statues. Everything in the outside world reflects our inside. This is the teaching of Tariqah that we don’t hear about nowadays. Whatever Allah (swt) created outside us is inside us. You take everything that is outside and there is something on the inside that correlates. Darkness, night, zhulumaat all correlate with unbelief and light correlates with belief, faith. There are a lot of parables in the Holy Qur’an about the outside and the inside.
Ka`bah was full of statues and this church was full of statues, they had to clean it up. It’s an indication that on the inside you have to clean up your heart from all the statues. We say we have no idols in our heart, but look inside. What do you love? There is so much love for other than God there and these all represent statues that we have to work on. Inshaa-Allah we will continue this and now we will pray `Isha, because we want to do dhikr and Mawlid, and inshaa-Allah we complete ziyarah, the visitation of the Holy Hair of Prophet (s). Inshaa-Allah tomorrow at Fajr we can talk more at the Somali Masjid.
Wa min Allahi 't-tawfeeq, bi hurmati 'l-habeeb, bi hurmati 'l-Fatihah.
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