Channel: Abdul Nasir Jangda
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smilla al hamdu Lillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah who Allah Allah He was Sahih Marin salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakatu. Michelle, I wanted to acknowledge and appreciate everyone who's been here throughout the day sitting through session after session. May Allah subhanaw taala reward and accept your dedication and your devotion and your zeal and your enthusiasm for the deen. I just wanted to talk about one I have the Quran today. Allah subhanho wa Taala in the Quran. And I'm going to preface this by just giving you a couple of basic principles of interpreting and understanding certain IOD certain verses. Whenever in the Quran, Allah subhanaw taala uses the second person
singular pronoun, Allah subhanaw taala is speaking to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And whenever I must tell, that tells the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
say the following Yes, the prophets a lot of Islam is being told to relay this message, but he's being told to relay the message as a message directly from Allah. So it's almost like an Amana or a trust. Whereas the prophets a lot of them all he does is relay the message of Allah. But here's specifically he has to make them aware and acknowledge the fact that this is coming directly from Allah to you. I want you to keep these two things in mind. A lot of what Allah says to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in Surah two and why is that relevant? This is Ayah number 54 of Sudoku and the Surah Al anon, which is the sixth surah in the Quran is the surah that details to us. It
explains to us what we believe in the creed, the belief, the theology, the aka the man of Muslims, is laid out in great detail in this sutra. But what's remarkable is in the middle of the surah, Allah subhanaw taala addresses the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with the crux of the issue. And he says when he died jar
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and Lavina you mean Luna Biya? Tina? Let me pause here and explain what Allah is saying. Allah subhanaw taala says that when those people come to you, and by Allah saying when he's saying that they will come to you, they will present themselves to you, they will come to you for advice and for counsel. So when they come to you, now who is talking about who will come to you, he identifies them alladhina Umi, Noona, Biya Tina, those who are still believing those who are growing in their eemaan in regards to the signs in the eyes of Allah. So to simplify the language, those people who are still developing, cultivating and growing in their eemaan see the reason why I translate it like
this. We're very familiar with a phrase from the Quran. Allah says Allah Vina amanu right and sort of to the outside everyone knows well as Lena Lim Santa Luffy, Jose de la la Vina Amano la Vina Valentina Amano time and time again, Allah uses the past tense.
The past tense denotes the fact that they have embraced, they have accepted eemaan at some level, Allah confirms or eemaan here allies using the present tense verb, you mean,
in the present slash future tense, similar form, it basically means that they are still growing in their eemaan. They haven't figured everything out yet. pay very close attention and see if this seems familiar. They haven't figured everything out yet. They're still working on things. They're still figuring things out. They're still building on things. were either jack alladhina, umina, Biya Tina, those people that are still trying to figure out what they believe in.
When they come to you.
How should you treat them? How should you deal with them? How should you address them? And you know, this description of still figuring things out whether you want to call it confusion, or a crisis of faith, or somebody who hasn't learned all the essentials and the basics yet, however you want to understand it. This is the exact description of many of us in a lot of people in our communities today. And how do we embrace them? How do we take them in how do we approach them? How do we address
Do we address them with judgments with ridicule by reprimanding them by being harsh on them?
by you know making giving them a guilt trip? How do we how do we address them? Allah tells the prophets a lot of them how you should address some way that john can Latina you mean a big law firm.
So whenever those people show up before you say anything, before you do anything, the first thing you should do is for one, Salam Alaikum.
salaam aleikum. This has two meanings according to the Mufasa rune. This has two meanings. The first meaning obviously means a salam to them.
Give them salaams now that seems very simple, but even that is very profound. When you say Salaam to somebody As salam or Aleikum, you were acknowledging them, you affirm their emaan you let them know that you are my brother, you are my sister. You accept them and embrace them and take them in.
And you are more importantly, at a very human level, you acknowledge their existence. There are so many people day in and day out who walk into a Masjid, who walk into a room who may be walked into this convention center who walk into their homes, and they feel like they're invisible. Nobody sees them. nobody hears them. Nobody knows them. Nobody cares about them.
So that is not acceptable. The first thing you do is you look at them, you acknowledge them and you say Salaam to them. And how did the Prophet sallallahu Sallam teach us to say Salaam, the prophets a lot a Salaam said well, Hato Houma la dee da ob salam, the best one is the one who says Alan first. When the province a lot of them used to speak to somebody, he would not speak to them without looking at them absolutely no unacceptable. The profits, a lot of them won't even turn his head and speak to them not even that much. But the province a lot of them would completely shift himself physically to the point where his chest was pointing towards them, and he would look at them and
then speak to them and address them. And then if he needed to talk to somebody else, he would get up completely turn, turn his chest towards them and then speak to them.
He would acknowledge people make sure that they knew that they were seeing they were heard they were loved for called Salam aleikum. The second meaning of this symbol for Ceylon they tell us that in the Arabic language and classical Arabic,
the concept of Salaam is to let somebody know even before Islam, when people would say the word salam to one another, it was an acknowledgment of the fact
that you have nothing to fear from me. I mean, you no harm. Nobody here means you any harm. Nobody here will hurt you. Not physically, not verbally, not emotionally, not in any way, shape or form. Are you in danger of any type of harm over here right now for calling Salam aleikum. So the first thing you tell them is salaam aleikum? Nobody here will judge you. That what is the second thing that you tell them? Gotcha. baraboo Kuma, Allah nuptse Rama. This is such a powerful statement. And I don't want to get too technical. But I want to try to simplify this and so try to understand what I'm saying cuts about Allah. This is an expression in the Arabic language. And this has legal
implications and ramifications. Whenever this word gets ever to write what normally means is joined with the preposition of Allah. It creates the meaning of obligation. How do we know that fasting is obligatory upon us kuchibhotla como siyang fasting was made mandatory upon you, this is from the oola
and so kutcha Allah means that something has been made mandatory. Gotcha Roku Kuma Allah.
Allah has made mandatory upon himself. Now we got to take a step into the area. We talked a little bit about home soon. Now we got a step take a step into theology for just a second. We have to understand a light's called that and with luck, God Allah Konishi. There is nothing mandatory on Allah. Nobody can tell a lot what to do. Nobody tells a lot what to do. A lot doesn't have to do anything. When Allah is saying, your master, your Lord, your Creator, your sustainer your master Allah has made mandatory upon himself. This is grace. This is the graciousness, the kindness, the generosity from Allah, that he is showing us so much courtesy and such mercy. What has Allah made
mandatory upon himself, even though he didn't have to arrive at my mercy
Allah has held himself to the standard of mercy Subhana Allah, we are the creation of Allah Mercy is a creation of Allah. And yet Allah is saying he himself has made mercy mandatory upon himself. There are multiple narrations and I'm not going to get into a lot of detail. As we said before, you know, Michelle, everybody's been here all day long. There's a hadith found in the Sahih hain, Mustafa Puna la that Abu huraira radi Allahu taala who says that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Lama Kabbalah help. When Allah subhanho wa Taala decreed all of the creation. That means even before he created the creation, when he decreed the creation, catastrophe Kitab in Allah
wrote in a book at that time, for who are the who focus, and this book is with Allah above the arch in a rush Mati holla. But
my mercy overcomes My Mercy supersedes My Mercy overpowers dominates my anger and wrath. You know, this, this question comes up this question is asked a lot of times by a lot of young people, and I think I believe that no man was talking about this earlier today that they asked the question, why does the last panel on tala talk about wrath and anger and punishment so much in the Koran? this hadith solves part of that problem. When you read about when Allah talks about his anger and his wrath and his punishments, then understand the lay saying, My Mercy is greater than my wrath in my anger. How unbelievable Muslim mercy and the forgiveness of a lobby that it is greater than the
wrath and the mercy The Wrath and the anger and the punishment of Allah subhanaw taala Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah Rama and then Allah subhanho wa Taala says, and humann amin, amin, consew, and beija. Allah, Allah explains. So this Anna, who means a sentence is not over the thought continues, and a woman amela men come soon bicha harlowton
that, in case somebody did not understand anyone from amongst you, who does something bad? Who does something wrong? beija Halyburton with ignorance with ignorance, what does that mean with ignorance? Again, the amount of code to be Rahim Allahu taala says this means two things. Number one, it means this person didn't know that this was wrong. This person didn't know that this was bad. What that teaches us is that whenever somebody makes a mistake, always give them the benefit of the doubt, always be willing to take into consideration. Maybe this person didn't know that this was wrong. Maybe this person didn't know any better. Look at all the examples in the beautiful life of the
Prophet sallallahu sallam. When a better one urinates in the machine, the profits assumed on that person's behalf. He didn't know that he's not supposed to do this. When the young man asked the prophets a lot, he's in for permission to commit fornication, adultery, he didn't just call him out.
They didn't just yell at him and call him a fornicator. Instead, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam gave him the benefit of the doubt. Maybe he doesn't know any better. Maybe he doesn't know that he's not supposed to do this. And so the prophets, a lot of them explains it to him. Do you understand the implications of what you're saying? what you're asking permission to do. And when the young man was explained, honestly, he understood sincerely. So that's the first meaning. Always give the people the benefit of the doubt. Number two, this is really beautiful, that they say beija handwritten means that this person commits not just the sin, but this person commits a sin in the
way of the ignorant people be fearless gyla in the way of the ignorant people, this person does something really really reprehensible really disgusting.
That whenever any one of you makes a very serious mistake
through metabo mean body, and then that person turns their life around repents.
Right, this is this is an interesting concept. I always try to bring up whenever I get the opportunity. What is the English translation of the word Toba?
repentance. What is the English translation of the word Toba? repentance? Can somebody please tell me what the word repentance means?
What does the word repentance mean?
Toba very good. Mashallah. All right. Toba means repentance. Repentance means Toba. Mashallah, Mashallah. Right? You need to make doba from saying that, right? That that doesn't explain anything. The word Toba or jewelry left for you to come back on to the past.
I don't know if it's called the same thing here in Trinidad, but when you're driving down the road, you make a wrong turn, and you're driving down the wrong way. And you need to turn around and go the correct way. We call it a U turn. Is that what you call it here? All right.
Yes, okay. Yes, we have confirmation. All right. So it's called Making a U turn. That's what Toba is, making a U turn turning things around through metabo inbody. Then when that person and you do, Rafi that means this person sin for a while, went down the wrong way for a while, and then turns their life around.
And now tries their best to do good for ANOVA for him, then Allah promises he guarantees and he confirms for ANOVA fudo Rahim that Allah subhanaw taala without a shred of a doubt, most definitely without a shred of a doubt he and only he is constantly forgiving and constantly merciful.
So we understand the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala. But understand what Allah subhanaw taala communicated in this ayah Allah told the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you go and say salam to them, and you deliver my Salaam to them. And you go and embrace them, and let them know that they are welcome. And they are acknowledged, and they are beloved. And you welcome them in and then you encourage them and you motivate them and you inspire them.
We need to we need to create, we need to create a very merciful attitude within our communities. There are plenty of people out there that are struggling. A lot of people out there that are suffering. And more than anything else, we can sit and talk about them, and we can pass judgment on them. But what we have to understand is that so many people out there, they need love. They need acceptance, they're looking for mercy.
People are afraid people are intimidated, people are depraved.
And it was the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam his task and job to show them mercy. Oh, and and conclude with the story. That when you are willing to show mercy to somebody else, what could be the outcome of what is the potential of it?
a companion, a man at the time of the profits a lot he said he was known as one of the most brilliant men of his time. His name is to Feynman armor. He belonged to a tribe called dos.
He heard about the message of the profits a lot. He said, um, he was an intellectual. He wanted to explore this message for himself. So he comes to Mecca to learn about the message, being kind of somewhat of a celebrity, being an intellectual in the community. He was welcomed by the Qureshi when he arrives there in Makkah, and they told him, they said, welcome, we'd like to welcome you to our city. Just a little word of advice. We got somebody running around one of our people, he claims to be a prophet, etc, etc, etc. Don't listen to him. If he comes near you close your ears, plug your ears, because he, he just, you know, he, he corrupts people is what their idea was. He does magic on
them. He enchants people. So look out for him. He said, Okay. So he left his home. You know, wherever he was saying in the morning, he goes out, he goes to the Kaaba, the harem, and he sees the profits a lot. So I'm there. And he's a little apprehensive. But when he looks at him, he says, he doesn't look dangerous, and he's like, gone to fail. You're one of the, you're the smartest person you know.
So he's not going to be able to fool you and trick you like he does to other people. So go ahead, listen to what he has to say. And he goes closer to the profits a lot easier. And the profits of someone's praying, reciting for Armand is prayer. And he listened to him and he hears some of the Quran and it intrigues him. So he follows the prophets a lot. He said, I'm back home, to the point where when the professor walks into his home, before the door closes, he sticks his foot inside the door. Like he walks into the house, and the province of Madison says, Can I help you? He says, I want to hear more of what you were reciting there, and the profits and lobbyism sits down and recite
support onto him and to failure of the Allahu anhu accepts Islam in that very setting. Now, after spending a few days with the prophets, a lot of human being a quick study, he learns a lot. And the prophets, a lot of them says it is time for you to go back to your people and preach to your people and teach this message to your people. Being somebody whose personality was, you know, he had a very specific type of personality. He goes back home, his father comes to meet him. He says, Son, how was your journey? He says, I cannot speak to you anymore.
He says why son, he says, I have embraced Islam. Either you accept this message or you and me. We got nothing to do with each other.
So his father says, Well, okay, tell me what this message is. And he tells him and the father accepts the song. Then he goes on to his wife. And his wife says, How was your trip? And he says,
right. And brothers, don't try it at home, right? And he says, No, we can't talk anymore. And he says Why? And again, he tells her the same thing, and she tells her the message and she accepts, but then he gathers his people together the type of dose, and he stands in front of them, and he tells him the same thing and everyone's like, Well, okay. See you later than I guess. And nobody accepts the message. So he gets very frustrated. He tells his wife and his father Pack your bags, we're leaving.
And he shows back up in Makkah, the prophets a lot. He said, when he sees him, he says, What are you doing here? I sent you to your people, to preach to them to teach them you're back here. He says yo rasulillah in the dose and
dose, they are very disobedient people. They rejected the message in one narration and tell me if this sounds familiar, he says holla but Allah who Xena will, Hama. He said they are dominated they are obsessed with alcohol and fornication.
Yara su De La, La La him.
ask Allah to destroy them.
ask Allah to destroy to make against them. And the Prophet ceylonese him raised up his hands to make dua and the Sahaba sitting there say that when we saw the profits, a lot of times hands go up. We said those are finished. That's it. They're gonna be wiped clean off the face of the earth. If the profits a lot of them praise against them.
And when the profits a lot of them opened his mouth, the words that came out, were Allah Mahi dosen Allah guide the people of DOS, and then he turned to to fail. And he said energy LFO MC, you go back to your people, what what? Elan Islam, and you will call them to Islam waterfoot to be him, and you'll be gentle with them. You don't go there and throw down an ultimatum on the table Islam or die? No, no, no, you Be gentle with them when their hearts over. Be gentle with them.
The Sahaba saying
we did not see those we did not see to fail again for a decade.
The next time we saw to fail was after the Battle of haber.
And we saw to fail riding up on the horizon.
And you ever seen somebody after 10 years? 12 years. It's like seeing somebody from another lifetime. We're like, Oh my God, that's to fame. And next thing you know, behind him, we saw the whole horizon became filled with people following him.
80 plus families. And these were not like our families today. Three people, four people, these were those families. 10 people 12 people at the minimum
nearly 1000 people possibly
were following him and he said yeah, Rasulullah I have brought the entire tribe of dos to you to accept Islam.
And the story doesn't even end there.
After they all accepted Islam and they learned the basics of the faith. They all went back to their home, they all went back to their tribe. One of them stayed.
One of them stayed.
And he spent the next two and a half years following the prophets a lot of these him around sleeping in the masjid
hanging on every word that came out of the mouth of the prophets a lot he said um, and that is the man that we know by the name of abou radar or the Allahu anhu that is the story of of of who they are. That's how I became a Muslim. That's why we have to embrace people. That's why we have to accept people. That's why we have to be gracious with people. You never know. The next step of who they are could be walking into the doors of your machine could be walking around on the streets of your neighborhood could be walking around in your community.
So embrace people accept people and we revive mercy in your hearts in your homes in your communities, and revived mercy in this world that we live in. May Allah subhanaw taala grant us all the ability to practice everything that was said and heard. Again, I want to thank everyone for your patience does not come along. Later on was said Mr. Lee Kuan rahmatullah wa barakato