40 Hadith of Imam Nawawi – #07 Islam Is Sincerity & Advice

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The next Hadeeth goes as such. And this is the hadith of

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Abu Rocca. Yeah. So mmm no we got him online. He says I'm a bureaucrat, he attacked me maybe the OCD daddy God Allah and the nebia sallallahu alayhi wa sallam upon. So on the authority of Abu Dhabi Yeah, then he may have been else a daddy

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or the Allahu Allah. He said that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,

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though just a little bit about this hobby, who's the Mima daddy

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looked Amina Daddy, for the long term and who was one of the Sahaba were accepted Islam later on.

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Meaning towards the end of the life of the Prophet alayhi salatu was Salam.

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However, despite that, he had an honor, which no others the hobby has, period. Okay. The niemen Daddy, he has an honor. which pretty much no other hobby no record, it's a hobby has this particular honor, to our knowledge, and that is that every one narrated from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but the Prophet narrated from the mean.

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So there was an actual Hadith in which the Prophet said that

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the mean told me and then he mentioned the details that's a hadith of one of the Hadith related to the john. The Hadith that is known as the hadith of justice. I have electron line about the Jalan, which I talked, spoke about this hadith as well. The Hadith is known as the Hadith and just Sasa.

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It's a long story. If you can type it in on Google or watch my lecture, you can probably find details on that subject there. Okay. But

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the point of the matter is that that Hadith, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam narrated it from the mean. So this makes him a very distinguished Sahabi. In that way, it's basically clearly saying the Prophet believed him to be a very righteous and truthful person for him to be narrating from the mean, if he knows a daddy.

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he said that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, a Dean naziha Dean happens to be sincere advice. Now, before we go on to even the rest of the Hadith, what does the word Nazi means mean? Okay, they're really mad. They said that Nazi here is a very, very comprehensive term. It includes doing everything for the person for whom you have Nazi Ha.

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Doing every form of goodness for that person. And wishing all forms of goodness for that person as well. Okay? So it's a wish for goodness, and it's also an action of goodness as well. So it's not only advice, it's more than advice, and that's why the translator here as you can see, he says nothing Haha, advice and sincerity.

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So the word now see how even though many times is translated only as advice, it doesn't mean only advice. It also means sincerity as well. So being sincere for a person in every which way with your intentions and also in your actions as well. every form of sincerity that you can have for whoever you have no see how far or whatever you have nothing for that's what naseeha means. Okay? every form of goodness.

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So, I cannot see how I'm going to come back to the word Nazi. A little bit more in a little while. But let's read the rest of the Hadith Bananaman. We said for whom are we supposed to have this naziha

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Allah, Allah He will he kitabi he will imitate Muslim in our Ummah to him. He said, For Allah for the book of Allah for the Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and for the leaders of the Muslims and also for the general masses within the Muslim Ummah as well. Okay?

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So this is, these are the categories for whom you're supposed to have naziha Let's try to implement this naziha on to each one of these categories.

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Number one, Allah subhana wa deonna. How do we have no see how for Allah? How do we have sincerity for Allah? Well, the way to have sincerity for Allah is to obey Allah, whenever Allah commands us to listen to Allah subhanaw taala whenever Allah prohibits us from something, to understand the message that Allah Subhana Allah has granted us when we have the prologue before us the way we have no see towards the Quran is that we understand what Allah subhana wa Taala his book says, and then we implement this book that's a part of naseeha for the for Allah subhanho wa Taala and also for the book of Allah, Allah messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, also specify

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The Book of Allah, okay, so that we have no see how for the book of Allah, how are we going to have nothing for the book of Allah a read the Quran? Okay? Well all of our sudo era in komik, the hadoo, had an Khurana Madura. One of the things that will happen on the Day of Judgment is that the messenger will say that, oh my lord, my people have taken this book as something which they have left behind and migrated away from, okay. This will be something that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, will be saying to Allah on the day of judgment that the people within his oma have migrated away from the book of Allah subhanaw taala.

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Meaning they have left the book, they're no longer reading this book, they're no longer concerned with this book. They're no longer worried about the message in the book. They're not no longer worried about any of these things, all of our sudo yum. So we're supposed to have no see how for Allah, his book as well. And also His Messenger. How do we have nausea for the messenger, we sincerely believe in Him,

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we believe him as well. This is also very important, meaning we put our intellects aside, when the Prophet is telling us ABC, and we know it's authentic, we accept it. We don't use our intellects there and when he emitted muslimeen, and also for the immaterial slimming for the leaders within the Muslims and the scholars within the Muslims as well. How do we have sincerity for their leaders? Or how do we have sincere advice for the leaders? Well, we have sincerity for the leaders by obeying the leaders in those things that happen to be from the obedience of Allah subhanaw taala. And we have sincerity also for the leaders that we tell them encourage them, we encourage the idea that

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Allah should not be disobeyed neither by the followers of the leader nor also by the leaders as well. And that leadership should always be contingent upon what Allah subhanaw taala has guided to, and what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has guided to what he admitted Muslim in where I'm at him, and also the general masses within the Muslims as well, we have to have sincerity for the general masses, how do we have sincerity for the general masses do something for society, everyone's going to have a different calling within society, you find your calling, and you work by it, it could be that you're going to be

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it could be that you're going to be helping orphans, it could be that you're going to be feeding people, it could be that you're going to be helping the needy, it could be that you're going to be a donor, it could be that you're going to be donating blood, it could be anything. But the point of the matter is that we're supposed to have nothing here for the general masses as well. And there are many, many ways to have this naziha. Now all of this is of course, we're talking here about sincerity. But there's also the connotation of advice within this as well. So when we give advice, we could give advice potentially to leaders, we could also give advice to followers as well, and to

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the general masses of the Ummah as well, how do we give this advice?

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To understand that, I want to take another look at the word naziha.

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The ruler Ma, they mentioned that the word NASA actually means to so something, okay.

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The deeper meaning of the word NASA is to sew something. So if you're filled, if your garment is ripped, you're going to sew the garment. That means the way you would say that in Arabic or one of the ways you would say that in Arabic is the fact to Silva, I have sold my garment.

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The reason why this is important is because the purpose of this naziha to the job is to sew the garment so that it goes back together, okay.

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Now, sometimes people end up giving advice to others, in a way where there's more harm that is caused than goodness, okay? So they're not actually doing nothing, which means to sell something and put things back together. Okay.

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And that's the reason why that's one of the reasons why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam use the word naziha. And that is that when you are giving advice to people, it's not just about getting it off your chest, maybe that is actually a personal, you know, mental issue that you have that you need to sort out that you just want to get things off of your chest and feel lighter. Okay, that's a that's a personal problem that you need to solve. But you're not actually doing no see how real naziha will be in a car with which you actually solve something. Okay?

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Which you actually come to a conclusion. I'll give you an example from my personal life. And through that you can get an idea

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a few months ago.

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I was at a gathering. And in this gathering, there was a number of different people, they were

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there were there discussing some things. One of the persons who is otherwise, a person of knowledge made a very serious mistake that

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either he did not intend or he had forgotten or something else of that nature. Now, I have an opportunity to then in there make a correction. But I know that it could be taken completely wrong. Okay. And what I mean by that is, it could cause rift it could cause problems, it could, it's going to decrease the status of the person, maybe the person is going to actually do the opposite of, instead of accepting, rejecting the truth, which will be even worse, okay in front of people, and so on, and so forth. So

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I let that pass. And a few days later, I messaged the individual. And I said to them, that dear blessing chef

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in our gut gathering,

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such and such happened, and I heard ABC from you. And I searched the books of the ALA Ma. And I could not find where this particular opinion is, could you kindly give me a reference so I can benefit from your knowledge.

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Now I know without a shadow of a doubt, from the moment that I heard, it's not only wrong, it's paid off on each man.

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It's against the consensus of the scholars.

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But if I correct the person in a very direct way, he may end up rejecting the truth.

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So instead of me correcting him, I let ice kind of lure him into his own correction. Now, when he goes back to the books of the lemma, he has an opportunity between himself and the books in the privacy of his own library or his own room to correct himself, do you understand I'm giving you just one example of how you can correct someone. I'll give you another example. I'm going to be meeting someone in a few months, and I read a book of theirs. And inside of the book, I found a mistake, a very serious mistake. So I have been thinking about this matter for many months, how can I correct this person without the person getting offended?

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Okay, so finally, I devised a plan and shot light works, make sure it works, because I haven't met the person yet. But I didn't, I thought to myself that I'm going to write something of my own, that says, ABC in this way. And I will bring it to the attention of the chef. And I'll say, I wrote this, what do you think about it?

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Because it's such an obvious mistake, that he would probably understand that it's a mistake as well. So instead of me pointing it out in his book, I let him come to it. Through my works, he can criticize me, I don't mind. Because the purpose is not our egos. The purpose is what

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the purpose is sincerely correcting someone.

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There are people out there, they just want to flaunt their egos. And they're just their goal is to bring everyone down. Their goal is not to correct human beings. Their goal is not that the things are corrected, their goal is that how can I make myself proven to the world, this type of a person is not moving forward in correcting people and giving sincere advice to people in the right way. Okay, correcting people is an art, you need to think about it, you need to ensure one of the setup, he was sitting around, and someone came to him. And he kind of went and privately spoke to him in the corner alone. And he said to him, that I saw such and such from you. Now he could be doing this

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in front of people as well. Even the gathering was a public gathering took them aside and he said, I have to speak to you about something now when that individual got back to his gathering, that people started to ask him what what was he talking to you about? Right? And through his humility actually said, he told me ABC and I was wrong in this and he corrected me but notice the manner of the one being corrected and the manner of the one who was who was corrected. So when you're giving no see how to people, you never give no see how in a very direct way, you're going to offend the person, you're going to destroy your relationship, you're going to have a lot of things that

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okay, if you want to give it in a direct way that can also happen and sometimes that's necessary as well.

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But the general advice and what normally works is that you do it indirectly. And many, many people they end up accepting when you do it indirectly and sometimes people will not as well. And we'll come to that and how we

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deal with that as well. Okay. So Abdullah bin Barak used to say that in the past when people would see from their brother or something that was that they would dislike, they would go and tell them in private and they would stop them in private. So, they will be rewarded for the privacy and they will be rewarded for whatever command or whatever forbidden that they that they gave to the individual, whatever commandment or whatever prohibition they shared with the individual. But today of the law hidden robotic, his tongue talking in the time of the tabulating, he says today, I see

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that when someone notices something wrong with someone, he finds every way to enrage the individual with that wrong, and he finds every way to unveil the the sitter that Allah has placed the veil that Allah subhanaw taala has placed, okay, don't unveil the mistakes of people don't reveal the mistakes of people today, we have a culture that is very, very toxic, where people take to Facebook and Twitter about any mistake of anyone that people go.

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Especially if they're people of knowledge, let them go. Okay, especially if they are people who are righteous, let them go if they're making one mistake or two mistakes. That's okay. Some of the stuff in the past they used to say the definition of a scholar, by the way, they would say is that most of the times is right. Sometimes he makes mistakes.

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That's the day they said this is the definition. The definition of a giant is most of the times he's wrong. Sometimes he gets it right. So you see 95% of things are okay, 123 percent, there's something going on, let that go. Let that be. And maybe just maybe Humble yourself a little bit. maybe just maybe you think it's wrong, but it's really not. That's also a possibility. Okay, so keep that possibility open that door. This is of course for the inmate and muslimeen for the leaders of the Muslims. And this, by the way also goes to into politics as well. Because today people, some people, they have opinions on politics, and they believe that those opinions on politics were revealed by

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Allah subhana wa Tada. Okay.

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Like their opinions on politics or like gospel truth. So if you're wrong against them, then you're part of the right wing or the left wing and you're part of this wing and that wing and, and you're your hot seat and you're off the manage the political men hatch. Okay. So we say that even politics that's why this we're talking here about no see how you have a no see her give you an OC ha, perhaps you may be wrong, perhaps someone else may be right. give people some room to breathe, because you don't know if you're 100% correct on what you are on, just as the other person doesn't know if he's 100% correct on what they are on. Okay.

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And last but not least, to sum it all up. And for the liberal era, he used to say that a believer, so he's considering this a mark of a believer, he said a believer, veils, and then he sincerely advises where as a 5g person who is a sinful individual, he unveils and he

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and he also criticizes as well. Okay, if your whole life is criticism, and unveiling the lives of people and the opinions of people and so on and so forth, then you know what,

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according to fellate, ignore y'all. you're committing fraud, if that's all you're doing with your life, okay, a believer advisor advisors, and also veils if there's mistakes, veil them. And you mama daddy used to have a very famous statement to this effect. And he would say that if we let every single person go, who makes one mistake or two mistakes or three mistakes, we just let them go and throw them in the garbage and basically

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chuck them away. Then he said, we wouldn't have any scholar in history left.

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We wouldn't have any person in history left and I can say, an extension if we were to also within our lives as well let every single person go just because they made one mistake or two mistakes. We wouldn't have anyone left within our lives as well. People make mistakes the prophets at khulumani Adam hapa or khulumani Adam Hopper, different rewired, well, Hyrule hopper in the web on the best of the people who make mistakes are the ones who correct themselves. Before that. He said every child of Adam makes mistakes. So recognize that mistakes will all be also always be there. You want to give advice Bismillah but you want to criticize and unveil and spend your entire life doing this

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well.

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According to fellated reality you're not doing the right thing and that's not what a believer does.