Channel: Aarij Anwer
The Prophet (S) visits his companion Saad when he falls extremely sick. This brief visit holds a treasure of lessons: the care of the Prophet (S) for others, the incredible mindset of the sahaba, the nature of religious discourse and more.
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About the beautiful narration in which the Prophet also visits one of his companions, one of his closest disciples, as he is feeling extremely sick is a bit sad and lonely because of
his narration, isn't it? It's a Muslim. And I wanted to share this with you all, and highlight some benefits some points of benefit from this incident. In light of the tsunami, the profit loss under
this incident before I mentioned, it happened, after the Prophet
had read his hajat Avada, which was the last year of his life. And as many of us might know, the prophet is not a slum left mugger he was born and raised but then had to leave to go to Medina. And that's where he established himself, but by the will of Allah and by the help of a love the the people of Makkah, were the entry to Islam after the incident of the opening of the conquest of Makkah. So after that happened, a couple of years after that the Prophet and his little son made his Hajj he only had he made in his life. And then he returned back to to Medina, and that's where he passed away philosophy. So Sam, was one of the people who was from Makkah, born and raised, like the
prophet and then went to Medina, with the prophets migrating to Medina, came back for the hunch, and after the hush fell extremely sick, to the point that he said, or he said that it was a llama fee. I
mean, what do you mean,
when one note is that the messenger came to visit me when I was sick after departure
from a sickness that I spoke to when I felt that I was going to die after that, that was a sickness that I felt would take my life. So sad, isn't that's the context of the story. So sad says to the Prophet, he says,
a man, he says, All messenger below, lots of them, you see the situation,
you see that I'm very sick, and I might die.
And I have a lot of money. I have a lot of money. And I don't have that many people who are going to inherit from me, there's only one daughter that I have with me to outlive me.
What is not to say that he doesn't need that much money?
Can I give away two thirds of my wealth through family? The Messenger of Allah false upside? No, you cannot donate two thirds of your inheritance.
me shortly. I said, Can I give away half of my inheritance as charity called the profits alone
was soooooo Can you can give away a third as a charity. A third of your inheritance is charity. And a third is a lot.
The Broncos then said to him
in Nagoya, and Osaka Alinea in
London, at the cuff of humaneness, he says, explaining why what what is the wisdom behind the hokum? What is the wisdom behind the ruling, he's explaining this two sides. He says the reason is, if you were to leave your inheritors, your kids who are going to live on after you, if you leave them in a state of self sufficiency that is better than you leave them in a state of dependency.
analysis from the Word of God, which is the palm of the hand that's a gesture that a person will make when they're begging for money. So he's explaining it's better you leave him you know, self sufficient, they have enough to take care of their needs to have enough to pay the bills. That's better than you leave them dependent on other people's charity.
Fifi marotti and moreover, every penny every little amount of money that you spend, nothing is just anything you spend. We use the word or we use the phrase Penny because that's the smallest amount you can spend any small amount of the stupid imagine that you spend on your family. That is something
That counts as an act of charity.
It counts as an act of charity. If you spend that on your family, it's as if you have given it to somebody who is in need of charity. Not that your family is somehow recipients of the profit, the same profit saying you taking care of your family is equivalent to you giving charity and somebody else. So you don't have to look for rewards that are certainly outside. That's not the only way to please the lowest possible of helping others is great. But it starts at home first, taking care of the family starts first. And that's what he's trying to tell him. You taken care of your inheritors is just as good. Even to the point. This is the example that he gave had the look.
Even the morsel of food that you put in your wife's mouth, even that counts as an act of worship. Again, an example The problem is giving is, this is an obligation you're supposed to provide for your family, you're supposed to put food on the table. It's not the responsibility of the woman, that's the responsibility of the man. But even you taking care of your responsibilities. That is something that Allah will reward creating.
Just like you giving charity to somebody who needs that help. So the profits also tells him, you can do this, you can give away two thirds of your wealth, you can give away half of your wealth. You can only give away a third but don't worry, whatever you leave behind for your family that also counts as charity. Okay, whatever you leave behind for you inheritors, that councils charity as well. And that's better actually. Then you leave them poor and dependent.
As the profit goes on Afterwards, he said.
He said, almost as
bad as Harvey. He said, I'm gonna leave I'm gonna stay behind here after my my friends. He's a little
he's a little worried. Well, the good Amano explains this statement of sod. He says sod is worried that he went from Mecca to Medina made the migration. Now he's afraid that the Prophet and his companions are going to go back from Makkah to Medina because they came back for Hajj. And now they will go back. But that was so sick, will end up saying behind the bunker. So he thinks, or he's feeling that his sacrifice of the migration will not count.
He's afraid of that. The sacrifice he made for the sake of a law that migration that he made would not count because he ended up staying in Makkah. He's afraid of that, too is asking the promises of the Prophet said
that he was in the
Even if you were to stay behind and you can go back to Medina. Any good deeds you do is going to raise you ranks in a lot of eyes, your sacrifices are not going to go to waste your situations understandable. Okay, you're not staying here because you need to, you know, make money.
For other interests. You're staying back perhaps because you're sick you can you think you're going to die. So you're going to stay here your sacrifices are not going to be anything good you do even afterwards is an account has a great deal for you. And then the Prophet foreshadowed something he says, What are
Are you Babu, Rebecca,
and perhaps you will live with lives long, and many people will be benefited by your presence, and many might be harmed by you alone. As Harvey hit
him, the profit concluded by making a dorm that all
mice, my companions, their sacrifices, make them last. They paid for their sacrifices, make them lasting, and don't nullify them don't know nullify their efforts. That's the story we have as if it was a Muslim. Okay, a very beautiful glimpse of the life of the Prophet so much to learn from this much much things that we can, that we can extrapolate from this beautiful incident of the prophecy of life. Firstly, we see the Prophet alayhi salatu salam visiting South Medina one and we see this. He's doing this on his personal time. It's not like it'll His job is to leave the salon. He's the man. His job is to be the leader of the state, because he is the head of state that says Jobs was up
even though he didn't get paid for it. But that was his role. This was on his personal time. Going to see somebody who's sick
And what this shows is that, as part of the student of the prophecies alone, what he wanted us to emulate is us sacrificing our personal time, our personal conveniences for the sake of others, to make others happy to lift other people's spirits, that is an extremely critical part of the of the profits of them. To the point actually, but this is what incidents are and the profits. But you can if you read the books of Syrah, the books of the history of the prophet or the biography of the Prophet,
you will find that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would often look around after he saw them, and would say, Oh, where is this person, I don't see him in the congregation. And then there will be someone would say, well, that person is sick, he wasn't feeling so well. So he couldn't make it for solo. And the province
would then go to this person's house would visit them would make you offer them but tell them love chocolates, okay, you know, this is gonna be is gonna get better. This is a purification from a love for you make the offer then uplift the spirits, and then go on.
This was a habit, this was something he would do on a regular basis. This is not out of the ordinary.
this one particular action upon Allah. But more importantly, what it represents, is an extremely critical aspect of the some nonprofits representing what we're presenting that we have to take time out, we have to make time for others to make others happy. This goes back to also like, it goes back to what are we doing with our times that question, what do we do with our time? It goes back to that question as well. Is it just that our time is for entertainment? We're too busy with it, we couldn't care less about others.
That's the question that we have to ask ourselves, I can't answer that for you. You have to ask yourself.
But what we can learn from the son of the Prophet is he philosophy being as important and as busy as he was, always make time for others, always, to the point where either poron were reeled in something Sahaba, that when you have dinner with the prophets of Allah,
don't, you know, Don't linger around afterwards in Ghana in the vfis.
This really hurts the Prophet, he needs his personal time as well. But he's too shy to tell you.
That's how open and accommodating and welcoming the profitsystem was, the people will just come to his house, have dinner with him. That's like the best time of their life. That's the night that they will tell the kids and grandkids about that I had dinner with the puppets. But so much of that would happen that will reveal timeless, Ahava that you're welcome to come but don't leave around afterwards, respect his privacy a little bit as well. That's how welcoming he was. That's how open his doors were. So the question that comes back to us is we're not that important. we're nowhere near as important as a profit system, but not as busy Keep in mind, the prophet son was the head of
state, he was the final messenger of Allah, he was a leader of the community. He was a teacher of the community, he was fulfilling multiple roles.
And yet he made time for others. For us who don't fulfill that many roles. We have to ask ourselves, what exactly are times in our lives, when we can make time for others. This is a very important thing that we learn from the Sunnah of the Prophet. And you see, by the way, also, when he goes to science, he's there to uplift the spirit. He's making the offer. And he's saying, you know what, perhaps you live long enough. And that happens to be the one who did get cured. And he was the one that was the he was the commander of the army that conquered Persia. So many people benefited from his sacrifices to power. The province Islam was there to uplift the spirits and make things or make
him feel better for himself. So this is one beautiful lesson from the some of the promises of that we can learn that we should think about implementing in our lives, how much of our lives are spent hearing from others? That's the question we have to ask ourselves. We also see from this beautiful Hadith of the prophets, glimpse of his life, that the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam would explain things to people. Good. Sarah said, I want to give away two thirds of my money. The Prophet said, No, don't do that. Can I give away half percent don't do that. Can I give him a third? Yes, a third enough.
And then he goes on to explain why
Third is enough.
That it's better you leave your inheritors with money. It's better you leave them self sufficient. It's better that they're not dependent on others, and anything you leave behind for your families.
And this is a beautiful way of communicating and talking about the religion. When we talk about Islam, when we talk about the shin er, and we talk about how do we understand the reality of it, and how do we implement it, the conversation can't be well, this is how it is, and just go and do it. And often case, that's how it ends up being. When we are talking with our kids. For example, I had this one with my kids who want to celebrate Christmas, there's small little the great one. So we're always wanting to celebrate Christmas. And we always tell them, no, we can't celebrate Christmas, we don't celebrate Christmas, we celebrate. And we tell them why. Right? We tell them that it is the
holiday of the Muslims. And we try you know, this is a one year old, our grade one child, you know, seven year old kid, six year old kid is a limit to the intellect that they have. But what I always try to make it just try to give them some reasoning why very thing, notice something. Sometimes it's easy, sometimes it's hard. But those hard conversations is where we try to like we have to really dive deep into our own understanding of Islam. And that's difficult that makes you feel vulnerable. It's not a comfortable situation, particularly kids who asked questions will make us uncomfortable. But the that's the that's the way things are supposed to be the conversation has to be, this is why
we do this. This is why we don't do it. And then we talk about it. You see the profits are even from something as small as your inheritance is this much. He's explaining it to Assad, he's like, this is why you're not supposed to leave. Or this is why you're supposed to give away most of your money in charity. This is a very important aspect of the
religious discourse. The religious discourse, the way we talk about religion,
has to evolve, has to get upgraded to come to the level that the profits of some leftists that returned back to that level. And that was where we will talk about things in a manner without having any reservations without feeling that we're going to be judged. And also explanations are provided.
explanations are provided. So this is a very beautiful thing you see from the, from this incident.
I think he was having one last point I'd like to share with everybody with regards to this beautiful narration of the Prophet visiting side of the lawn who is the concern in the mindset of sod. Here is his hobby. Who is he thinks he's about to die because he's really sick. Okay, but if you look at his life, he checks off all the boxes. He is told by me that you're going to paradise he is one of the
machinery gentlemen, he's one of the 10 companions of the Prophet so solemn, promised Paradise by me. The Prophet said, sod loss, you are going to paradise. That is something only 10 of them were pulled lightning, there was hints to others and whatnot, but I mean 10 of them.
That was one of those 10 was sought upon. He made the migration he was one of the earliest converts to Islam in Makkah, before even before one or the other one who, even before the fight, if I remember correctly off man or the Lama who one of the earliest accept Islam was sad, Dalai Lama, and even with the prophets of Salaam from the very beginning, he made the migration to Medina, he participated in all the battles, but offered 100 conquest of Makkah participated in hundreds of other
witness the Treaty of who they be every single major incident design was right there.
Yes, he is worried that he hasn't done enough with his life.
He's still worried that, you know, I don't think I've done enough. Can I give away two thirds amount of a sort of
this mindset brothers and sisters, that's what kept us going. That's why they were told you were in a paradise and they didn't slow down. It's not like they're like aha
it actually incentivize them and motivated them even more.
That is the mindset that they lived with and died with. The question for us is, who don't have any guarantees? None of us have any guarantees whatsoever?
why our result, lackadaisical about our Islam? What? Why are we so concerned about our legacy when we die?
What are we leaving behind? These are questions that should really keep a peace, keep us up at night, or at least forced us into action in the day.
These are the things that concerned us, hava, who had all the guarantees, who had made all the sacrifices, we participated in all the battles just to meet have just made Hutch after our sins are all forgiven, the slate is wiped clean. So Panama, still is concerned that have I done enough in my life?
This is something we have to ask ourselves, what are we doing with our lives, doesn't mean that we quit everything and somehow find something to do that, you know, is serving like the Muslims directly. That's not the intent. As you see from the provinces, you don't have to give away your money, you can spend your money on your family. And that's good. That's an act of charity, even providing for just the basic obligations is an act of charity, as well as an act of worship as well. But it's the mindset, it's the mindset, if I'm doing this mean, taking care of my family, for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala. That's an act of worship, if I'm doing it, because that's just the way
things are done. It's not an act of worship.
If I was to look at every single thing that I'm doing, as a way to please, I have to go to work because I have to earn money, and that inshallah is going to be something that Allah will be happy with that intention will make it an act of worship. I try to take my time and remove from it as much junk as I can.
That's an act of worship, because I'm doing it for the sake of Allah. I try to add in my free time, as much as I can good stuff
as much as I can. That's not to worship. It's as much as we can do. It's about trying, it's about the mindset. And that's what leaves the hobby.
And that's what I hope that from there, this one incident from Assad, we can take away as well. Perhaps we could also look at our lives and evaluate where we stand and how we have to recalibrate. And this is the new year, perhaps a new resolution that will be a good one in
order to give us the trophy to understand and to implement it in our lives, as opposed to give us the trophy to learn and implement.
and give us a drink from his pond.
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