Paths to Peace #09

Abdul Nasir Jangda

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Bismillah you will hamdu lillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah for ala alihi wa sahbihi wa Aina salam Wa alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.

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Continuing with our series, exploring and looking at the concept of an dimension also of peace, tranquility, serenity in the Quran, salaam Sakina, Tama, Nina.

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Today, I wanted to touch on something that we've alluded to briefly previously where we talked about the ayah from Surah Nisa, which

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forbade which which contained the prohibition

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of ever doubting someone's Islam. Well, I

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was salam, let me know, if somebody gives you Salam do not respond by saying that you're not a Muslim. So we touched briefly on the concept of Salam.

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And I wanted to spend a little bit more time exploring that topic here today, that Allah speaks about in the Quran, in Surah, noon, in two separate places, Allah subhanaw taala tells us in ayah, number 61 of Surah Noor, it's a very lengthy idea. I won't go through the entirety of the verse, but Allah does say for either the Hulten will you turn for suddenly more Allah and fusi come

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to hear Terminator in de la hemo Baraka tanto Kiba, that when you enter into the home, when you enter into the homes, then give salam to yourselves, meaning give Salam to the people that are present in the home. And even if nobody's present in the home still say salam

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ye to here. This is a greeting mini Allah, from Allah. Moo Bara Catan and it brings blessing into your home by ye button and it brings goodness into the home. Similarly, in another place in Surah

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Surah Nisa as well, Allah subhanaw taala tells us

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in the Quran in Surah Surah nude Excuse me. So number 24 In ion number 27 Yeah, you have Latina O you who believe Latin Hulu, 10,

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kW tickle, do not go into homes that are not your own homes had that to 72 Until you have permission. That should be common sense. What to suddenly move.

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And then even when you do have permission, when you enter in, you greet the inhabitants of the home.

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You begin with the greeting.

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You start with a set of Polycom

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the Polycom hydralic Allah come to the current that's better for you and that will always keep you reminded of Allah subhanaw taala because you are invoking the peace and the blessings of Allah. And in actuality, something we'll talk about in another session is you're actually also invoking the remembrance of Allah, because as Salam is one of the attributes of Allah subhanaw taala. So that's where we have this very beautiful foundational practice of giving the greetings. I talked about it. Previously, when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam arrived in Madina Munawwara he actually shared his vision of a community. And the first thing that he shared was a few Salah

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Asha Sinha spread the greetings amongst yourselves. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam tells us in a hadith suddenly more

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Tardif

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gives the greeting to the person you personally know the person you are familiar with. And the person whom you do not know the person you are not familiar with. And in fact, the prophets Allah tells us that a sign of the coming of the end of days, which means that a sign of the corruption of times is that people will Oh

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We greet the people who they are already familiar with. And people that they are not personally intimately familiar with, they won't greet them, they'll just walk right by them.

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And so a lot was invested into this idea of greeting one another.

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And in fact, the Quran tells us who either who used to be the healer tip

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for how you will be asked, and I mean how to do that when you are greeted with a greeting, then respond back

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with a better greeting, or at the very least return back the same level of greeting that you received from the person. And that is robbed the salon happily Muslim, Muslim, that the right of a believer upon another believer is that their greeting is responded to at least equally, if not even better.

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And so, there's a lot of emphasis upon this remarkable practice, this unifying practice that we have, that you that unites Muslims joins Muslims together, all across the world. And that is the universal greeting that they have amongst one another. No matter where they're coming from, what language they speak, what their background is, that phrase of A salaam aleikum is universal to all Muslims. And wherever our Muslim sees another Muslim, they give that greeting to one another. And it's something very beautiful and very powerful. That really captures the essence of the unity of the OMA.

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Now,

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amongst this, there's one very specific point that I wanted to touch on.

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And that is, this was a question that was posed to me as well, that when we're talking about peace, tranquility,

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serenity,

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one of the things that really obscures that peace and tranquility, that sense of internal tranquility, is when we carry hard feelings and bad feelings for other people.

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Look, Allah tells us in the Quran, in INSA, Wirkungen Insano, the lumen Jehovah,

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right in the hookah, the lumen Jehovah, that the human being is an oppressive creature, and the human being is a most ignorant creature.

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So human beings have a certain level of ignorance and insolence and just,

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you know, aggression built within them. Now, that's not to validate it or excuse it, it's that we have to work hard to overcome it. But the reality is, because of the certain level of ignorance that we have within us, we will at certain points or another, end up

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offending one another. We're gonna end up crossing a line with somebody,

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and maybe even hurting somebody's feelings.

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When that happens, we have to try to recover from that and find our way back from that. But how do we cleanse our heart and overcome that?

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And so, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he talked to us about this, the Quran, that's why it's saying, whenever you enter into a place, whenever you enter into any space, began by saying salah, and the moment you hear somebody say salaam to you, it becomes mandatory on you to return to salaam to them.

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Now imagine that myself and brother Ovid have some harsh words. And we have some hard feelings.

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But then we run into each other here.

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The following day, two days from now, three days from now, we run into each other at the coffee shop.

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The the Quran is commending him, he walks in.

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And he sees me there. And so he doesn't want to acknowledge me. He doesn't want to address me. He wants to avoid me at all costs, but he's walking in and he sees me. Now what does he have to do? The Quran commands him

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for sending more.

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He has to give the greeting as he walks in. Even though I'm right there.

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And I'm the last person that he wants to talk to you.

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He has to give the greeting and once the greeting comes out of his mouth once I hear a Salam aneko

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it becomes mandatory on me by the command of Allah in the Quran, that I have to respond to his greeting

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And I have to look him in the eye and say why they call masala

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and that's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in a hadith of Sahih Muslim, en en Buhari, he says they are heavily Muslim and he

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said that it is not permissible for muscles to not acknowledge each other's existence like pretend like the other person doesn't exist, even though they're physically in the same place for more than three days, yell tagliani for your suit, do ha wear your suit do whether that they're all physically in the same place, but this guy turns this way. And that one, he turns the other way, and they're just avoiding each other. But then the prophets Allah he says, Well hey you to Houma, Allah, the Uber Salah

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that the better of the two of them, you know, and as we say, the bigger man,

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the better of the two of them the bigger person is the one who will say salam first.

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And that's what the prophets Allah and that there's something miraculous, there's something beautiful, there's something powerful, and the Hadith of the prophets, Allah the psalm speaks about this, where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says later the halal janitor

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ladder the whole agenda, actually the full narration and Timothy is really interesting. The prophets a lot he's on first said don't be in a combat will omit

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the same diseases, the same issues that afflicted and affected the people that came before you will affect you. will creep into you.

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I'll hazard you will back down backdoor. What are they? They are jealousy and rancor, bad feelings, animosity towards one another. And the hazard will work out. And then he said Well, he'll highly calm.

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And that is the thing that eradicates and he used the word Haluk which a lot of times is also used for like shaving.

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And he said Amma in Nila Akula tallyho. Shah.

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I'm not talking about a blade that shaves your hair that shaves your head. He said no. Well, I can dilute with Dean. It's the kind of blade that will shave that will cut off at the root your dean your religion. This rancor, this animosity, this hatred, this evil feeling in your heart towards people towards your fellow brothers and sisters in faith. It is so evil. It is such a disease that it will completely uproot and remove the deen from your heart from your life. Well leadin fcbd And then he swore by Allah

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letter the whole agenda to me No, you will not enter paradise until you truly believe what I took me know how to hobble and you cannot truly believe until you love one another. When I didn't know Comala che in either for ultimo who to have up to or Allah? Allah ma to her boo NaVi. Should I tell you about something that will help you develop this greater sense of brotherhood and sisterhood? Community love appreciation, respect for one another amongst you? I'm sure Salam Urbina can spread the salam and the greeting amongst you. And it will always remove that. And there's, it's it practically makes sense. Because once you're looking at the person you have that feeling towards and

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you just simply can say a Salam or Aleikum, knowing that you're making dua for them. May Allah send His peace and blessings upon you.

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That's it.

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That that will remove that stain that you have on your heart, that burden that you're carrying on your heart. But it's also a miracle of disdain in this religion. It's a miracle of the Quran. It's a miracle of the Sunnah of the prophets, Allah, He said, that when I look at the person, no matter what has happened, and as much weight as there is on my heart, the burden that I'm carrying, and I look at that person, I speak those remarkable words, As Salam aleykum. It is the Promise of Allah, and it is the promise of the Messenger of Allah salatu salam, that burden will be removed from my heart immediately. It's a miracle of this religion.

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And that's why Allah commands it in the Quran. That's why the prophets Allah, Islam tells us that you need to do this, you need to practice this. And so that's what I wanted to touch on today is the giving of salaam to one another, especially when it's hard.

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It's easy to give salaam to the person you're happy to see.

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Right, hypothetical example.

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If I see who's here, and I'm happy to see him

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purely hypothetical, all right.

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So

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If I'm happy to see you as aid, and I see him, of course it's easy to give salam I scream salam from across the hallway, you will probably hear me on campus yelling Salam across the hallway. Hey, sorry, go. Right, that's easy, because I'm happy to see him.

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But when I see nobody is different, right?

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But when I see somebody else that maybe I'm not so excited to see, maybe we had some bad feelings, we had some harsh words. Right? There's some burden on my heart that I'm like, I see him outside. And then I'm just trying to wait till he passes by and then I'll go so I don't have to kinda.

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But that's especially when you got to say salah.

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That's especially when you have to do. That's what makes us you know, man. That's what makes us powerful. That's what gives us our strength.

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As what made us remarkable in the past, that we were united by our hearts, through our faith, thicker to the blood,

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that Iman and so, and lastly, not really connected so much to the topic at hand.

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But nonetheless, it's a really, really fascinating and beautiful narration. So I thought that I would share it.

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Even cathedra Allahu Taala in the Tafseer of the ayah from Surah to noon that we talked about, give salaam he shares a beautiful story, sobbing Bada, Radi Allahu Taala Han who was a senior and Saudi Companion of the prophets, Allah Islam. He was a leader of the community of the unsought.

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One time the prophets a lot of them came to visit him and the prophets a lot he said, That's Salam. aleikum wa rahmatullah.

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And sod. He responded to the salaam multiprocessor. No, but he did it deliberately. Rudden Huffaker? He deliberately did it very, very quietly. Like he didn't respond very loudly. He said why?

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And the prophets, a lot of them didn't hear his response. So the prophets Allah again, said, A salam Wa alaykum wa Rahmatullah

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and sod against it.

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And the prophets are sounds like, you know, Saad was a little bit older in age, so maybe he figured he didn't hear me. So again the third time he goes, a Salam aleikum, wa Rahmatullah.

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And sod again goes.

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And finally, one of the people sitting there was like, What are you doing?

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Why are you being weird? Why are you doing this? You can hear him obviously, I see your mouth moving. Say it loudly. The Prophet says he doesn't hear you responding to

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and sod toes. That person who kind of tells him Why are you responding this way? He says to him, he actually tells him she's Quiet quiet for a Scotto who tells him she's quiet. And he says finally he says to the prophets, Allah. He says, Yeah, rasool Allah be avy until O'Meara Salalah I would sacrifice my whole world for you a messenger of Allah. I meant no disrespect. My son limited this limited in our here, but I heard every time you gave Salam, well look at the Rada to alayka. And I responded every time he gave me some, well, I'm a smoker, but I didn't say it out loud. So that's why you weren't able to hear me.

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Why would you do that? He said well, to stack the ramen, Salah Mika Amin al Baraka.

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He said, because I wanted you to keep making dua for me.

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Because every time you said salam to me, you are making block for me, and I need your grace. So I wanted you to keep saying it over and over and over again. So please forgive me, but I just wanted your was such a beautiful thing. This is our the, the this is our flock. This is our character.

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May Allah subhanaw taala grant us all the ability to practice everything we've said and heard Subhanallah he will be handy he Subhana Allah whom we have, national to Allah ilaha illa Anta the Sakurako Sonica