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To complete a diploma in Arabic studies as well as a Bachelor of Arts in film and also from King Saud, university, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Along with his university education, he has studied several classical texts in various Islamic sciences with distinguished Islamic scholars. He is the founder and president of Sonic Academy and is an active participant in several.org projects. More overshare autoharp has given lectures in several locations across the world. He has made guest appearances and presented entire series on a variety of TV stations. He is also the author of a number of articles and books he can be found on YouTube providing motivational talks, and that was for us to listen to.
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First of all,
I'd like to thank the Islamic Society for having this hosting this event and inviting me for the talk as well and picking out a very, very important theme for the week as well.
The topic that I've chosen to discuss and to speak of is
I believe it's a very, very important and crucial topic. I believe that it's a topic that is the topic of the day, really.
Let me just get a show of hands. I'm sure the answer is yes. For every single person in this audience here. But how many of you have heard of something called Islamophobia?
I'm sure the answer is yes. I'm just asking a silly question to be honest. Right.
But nonetheless, sometimes silly questions are worth asking. So
the reason why I asked you this question is because the cornerstone based on which are upon which Islamophobia is based, is to demonize Islam, right? And use that as an anchor to be able to
advance hatred or animosity towards Muslims around the world.
For those of you who follow global affairs, you'll you'll know for sure that this idea of Islamophobia is of course on the rise around the world, especially when it comes to many of the Western countries. And a lot of Eastern countries, basically, many countries in which Muslims happen to be minorities, okay. Not all countries, but many countries in which Muslims happen to be minorities. But genuinely there happens to be this trend that we've seen in the past couple of decades of a rise in a rise of hatred towards Islam and Muslims, and institutionalized hatred, or hatred, that is a billion dollar industry, anyone that doesn't know how to do anything, but they
have the willingness to spread hate about Islam, they can get themselves a job, okay? It's very easy to do that. And you'll get a lot of money, you'll get donors, you'll get all sorts of, you know, help and assistance along the path of your Islamophobic career.
And this is the reality many people who happen to be strong, folks. Now, of course, my topic today is not Islamophobia. I'm sure you're well aware of all that. But I'm starting with that and using it as a segue to get into the topic. Okay.
Many people who happen to be within this industry, they're not actually qualified in any other industry, okay? And that's what found them work in this industry. Okay.
Now, why am I saying all this? The reason why I'm saying all this is because the one thing that this industry, the people within this industry, the organizers, the funders, the people who are actually the faces of the different organizations, the people who are the think tanks are the thinkers of the industry. One of the things that you will see common within them is that they're not very, very skilled. Okay, in other fields of life, and what they advance is the following theme. They advance the idea that Islam is not an ethical
Religion. Okay. Islam is a barbaric way of life. Islam is a way of life in which people are murdered. Buildings are blown up. Cars are filled with bombs and is used to destroy places and places of worship individuals. Are there freedom of individuals are infringed women rights are down the drain and all of these things right? So these social ethics are used to demonize or basically the idea that Islam does not have any social ethics that's used to demonize Islam and Muslims. So that makes it the topic of the day or a topic of the day for us to discuss social ethics within Islam. Now, initially, when I thought about this topic, I thought maybe I should do like a 10 part
series on this subject because, in essence, there is so much within Islam when it comes to the ethical practices of Islam, really, I mean,
and that's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to say, you know, my worth to you will tell me my maclary mil o'clock some of your lips singing the Hadith with me, right? Because you know what, I've been sent simply why I've been sent to Perfect, good character. So basically, as much of what we see within Islam is going to be ethics and characters and etiquette, right.
But what I want to do today is I will just want to highlight some things that show different dimensions of this etiquette. Okay, different dimensions of this character. This is ethics that the Prophet alayhi salatu salam was sent to perfect. One of those tickets or etiquette, one of those manners, one of the mannerisms happens to be the trust, okay, the trust? What do I mean by the trust? Islam takes the idea of trust very, very seriously.
The idea of a person being entrusted with something and then not fulfilling is, is very looked down upon within Islam, it is not something that is appreciated, it is rather the opposite, right? So much so that Allah told us in the Quran, that inner Amana to Allah subhana wa T one Oh, low energy body, and SML it would all boil Jeeva we placed the trust upon we presented the trust to this amount what the earth and the devil and the mountains, the heavens, the land and the mountain for about a minute now. They all refuse to carry this weight in this burden. Well, how am I gonna hold in Son, and the man was the one who carried this weight. Indeed, man happens to be very transgressive. He
generally people happen to be very transgressive, because they're not fulfilling this trust, at least some people that is right. So fulfilling this trust is a very big deal. What what is the trust? Well, it depends on what your occupation is, accordingly, you've been entrusted to fulfill that occupation, right? If you happen to be a doctor, then you have your trust within your field as a as a professional, if you if you happen to be an engineer. I mean, think about it, if a doctor doesn't do his job, he's going to destroy people's lives.
Isn't that so? And it happens. I mean, occasionally we see cases of people who happen to be medical professionals, but they did not do their job as doctors, right. Similarly, we see cases of people who happen to be engineers, but they did not do their job properly. And here you have it a couple of decades later, a building building that should have been standing for a century stands only that long and falls apart. This is something that happens and people die and lives of people are at stake if we do not fulfill the trust within our occupations. Sometimes there's people who have been entrusted with fund funds, right public funds, and then there's people that do not fulfill the trust
with their public funds that they have to deal with, within our personal lives as well. We've been given trusts, every single one of us has been entrusted with something and I want to share a story with you, that shows you you know, it is true that
we don't look at Muslims necessarily to judge Islam. Meaning that it's true that Muslims are like all other human beings. They tried to practice whenever they can, and they don't and they come short, and they fail whenever they should have actually not failed, right?
So generally speaking, we don't use Muslims as an example for what Islam stands for, because many times Muslims will fall short some of them okay. There will always be those ideal role models within society. I happen to attempt at least to uphold all of the injunctions of Allah azza wa jal, but there will also be people who are not able to do that. So we don't necessarily look at Muslims in order for us to judge Islam, but I'm going to give you one example in which Muslims actually did
uphold the trust till today 1400 years later, okay? What's that? Allah Subhana? Allah Allah says in the Quran he says in Allah Hi Morrocco Allah commands you, Allah is commanding you and to do Mr. Naughty Illa Allah that you return and that you deliver the amount not the trust to those people who have. Who are the do owners of those trusts, okay, who are rightful of that trust? Who are the correct people in that domain domain? Okay. So what does this exactly mean? This means a number of different things. One of the things that means, for example, is that, if you've been given the position within a company, to be the person who hires and fires, you're the HR manager, you decide
you make those big decisions in the company, right? It's your job to ensure that you're not bringing people in just because they look like you. It's your job to ensure you're not bringing people in just because they happen to be family members. It's your job to ensure you're not bringing people in just because your friends and you happen to have a relationship that that's longer than your relationship with a company perhaps, right? It's your job to ensure that you're not using that platform of yours in a way that is abusive, where we can say you're not actually using the platform, you're abusing the platform that you've been given. Right. So you have to deliver the trust to those
people who are the rightful owners of that trust. So in this particular case, when you see two resumes, one of them happens to be your friend, and the other one happens to be someone else. Well, you have to now decide which one is better for the job and not for my life, and not for my relationship, right?
And another another understanding of this verse, or another idea that we can take from this verse, is that when you take something from people by the trust of Allah azza wa jal, you have to fulfill that trust. You don't just, you know, overlook it. If there is any way for you to get away from it. Right? You have to because you're going to be asked by Allah azza wa jal about this and this is something that the prophets Allah Allahu alayhi wa sallam did remember the example I just gave you a family members and work. So think about the conquest of Mecca. Okay, the conquest of Mecca. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam comes into Mecca, with a strong army so much so that nobody in
Mecca actually even wants to contest the prophets Allah Allahu alayhi wa sallam before these people were all rowdy and they were all mouthy to the prophets of Allah who it was setting them but now he's walking in as a victor. And normally, Victor's are not very kind. But the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was very kind, even when he happens to be the victim. He walks in, and with this army, and when he gets closer to the GABA, he notices that the GABA happens to be closed. Now, we know that the GABA was under the care prior to Islam, under the care of even some of the relatives of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam himself, right. But towards his time, it started to go
under the care of people who are not so far in terms of relation with the prophets and salam. But they were not very close anymore as well. Right.
at this point, the caliber happened to be under the care of Bernal Abbey. Aha. Okay.
Earth man, in a tall half, in a beautiful half. And shaver, even Earth man, even a beautiful house. So it happened to be under the care of an OB. OB. Right? The children of Avila.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says bring Shiva to me and bring a smile to me. The two people they're cousins with man even told her even what we thought ha and Shaybah even with Manny Bobby thought their cousins are smart and well how are obviously brothers? They're all the children of Embleton and Shaybah and Horace Mann the younger man they happen to be cousins right. So he says breeding Chiba and bring it with man to me, the basically the people who happen to be currently the caretakers of the Kava. So he asked them to hand over the key to surrender the key of the GABA. Now with Milan and Chiba in different reports, they say that they were very, very concerned they didn't
really want to give it to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Why were they concerned because this is the honor of Mecca. In Mecca, there happens to be a number of things which are considered honorable, there happens to be the idea of caretaking of the house of Allah azza wa jal, there happens to be the idea of feeding the Pilgrims when they come there happens to be the Celts, the Sapphire, or the Sophia of zamzam giving people some them and letting them drink from the well. These are the things that make you basically part of the aristocracy in America makes you part of the important people within America. This is where all of
The Felina the virtue in Mecca lies, so they don't want to just hand it over to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, right? They're a bit hesitant, but nonetheless, the Prophet says again, give it to me. Okay? So at that moment, some of the relatives of the prophets of salaam said to the Prophet, you know, when you take it from him, give it to us or prophet of Allah for Allah, Allah.
Who al Abbas, it will not didn't work, but him.
And I even have your toilet. So the uncle and the cousin of Rasulullah, sallallahu alayhi salam, meaning their relatives now and one of them happens to be his uncle, and the other one happens to be his cousin.
And, of course, he also happens to be his son in law as well. Right? So we're talking about a very close family tie a very close relationship. And they're saying when you take it from them, oh, Prophet of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
there, then give it to us, instead of them, return it back to us instead of them. So we take care of it. And then the idea of Sudan to debate this idea of caretaking of the house of Allah azza wa jal is called siddha. Anna. Okay. So this is directed great. It becomes part of our family now, just as we're going to, of course be from a debate as well. Now we also have the idea of taking care of the house of Allah azza wa jal, right. So with mine, he hands it over and surrenders it on the third request of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa salam, and he says, who is happy Amana tila? Take it, but take it with the trust of Allah azza wa jal
take it but take it, and I'm entrusting you and I'm holding Allah azza wa jal witness to the trust that I'm giving you. So the prophets Allah Allahu alayhi wa sallam, he walks in the cab opens it up inside the cab, of course, the pagans had a number of different practices that were polytheistic practices. So they had statues inside, they had different things inside. One of the things that they had, they had a pigeon inside that was made of sticks. Okay. And so the Prophet took this pigeon, and he broke it apart and threw it threw it away. And similarly, they had some statues of Ibrahim Ali said, Well, this marriage, at least with the prophets of salaam said the way they have, you
know, presented this these two people is not true the way they're presented the chef. So the profit called Ibrahim released from the shake, right? It's not really true.
What did they do? They presented him drawing lots meaning taking arrows, okay, and drawing them out. The pagans had this practice what they call a allistic, SamMobile. Islam, okay, where they would draw something out of a container, kind of like an arrow, not completely an arrow, but almost like an arrow, one of them, it would set it would say to do, and the other one would say don't do and the other one will be empty. So if they wanted to make a decision, they would take the arrow out if yes, comes out. It's a yes. If no comes out, it's a no. And if nothing comes out, they try again. Okay, so they were showing Ibrahim and it's Marian like this, they were depicting them like this. So the
prophets Allah Allahu Allah will send them he said that may Allah go to war with them messed up. Sama will Islamic top, Ibrahim In summary, they never did such a thing, right? They never did a list exam with Islam. So now the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he saw what's inside and he's now stepping out of the cabin. Once he steps out of the Kaaba, the prophet is reciting these very verses that I told you about in Allaha Morocco and to idle Mr. Naughty either ugly, ALLAH is commanding you that you return the dock to the people who are the rightful owners of those amounts. Okay. You give it back to the right people, the amount not the trust
and honorable kebab said that by Allah had never heard him recite this first before. Okay, so it's as if while the prophet was in the kava, and probably this is one of the only verses in the Quran that was revealed in this way, while the prophet was in the Kava.
The Prophet got this revelation from Allah azza wa jal, ALLAH is commanding you to return the trust's to the people who have entrusted you to return the trusts to the people who happen to be the rightful owners of that trust. So the Prophet walked down and he said, Bring to me Earth man even told her ignore her and bring to me che baby North man, I've interviewed her. And then he looked at them, and he gave them the key back and he said to them, yeah, Benny, have you been Hatta? Oh, children of Ebola, because that's their grandfather that they meet at both of them right birth man and
Shiva they've made over there right? So he said yeah Benny abhi Baja, oh children of Bhutan Ha hoo ha ha leader and tally that and lion zero harmony in LA vollem take it forever and ever. No one will take this away from you except a person who happens to be an oppressor. Okay.
Now out of the two one of them have to be the one that takes care of it right? So they decided that this man is going to be the one that will take care of it. It's not me but having a beautiful half and che but didn't take care of it at that time. Now when Richman died now obviously it's Shavers turn. So Shaybah took it. And from that time the keys of the kava happened to be in bento Shaybah. Till this day today, right now, till today, all of the people who happen to have the keys of the caliber or who Fulani been Fulani, a che B or E from Bernard Schaber
even Earthman even abhi Baja. So till this day, those keys happened to be within the possession and within the care of this family to whom the Prophet alayhi salatu salam had given this particular sheet. And what's amazing about all this is that the family of the Prophet himself for asking the Prophet give that virtue to us all Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but because it's a trust, Allah azza wa jal revealed inside of the Kaaba verses that told the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you've been entrusted with something, make sure you return it back to the people who rightfully own that trust. Another cornerstone of the social ethics in Islam. Okay, this is a very,
very major title. Now, first of all, because we only have about an hour to talk about this topic, I picked out major titles. Now, of course, as I said, if you start talking about social ethics, you're going to go into literally hundreds of different things within Islam, literally. And I'm not exaggerating when I say this, but one of those things can also be oppression, ie avoiding oppression, and justice. Okay.
In fact, when we talk about Islamic financial transactions, as well, we'll find that one of the three cornerstones that makes the Islamic financial transactions halal or haram happened to be three rules, okay. One of them is the absence of oppression within that transaction. Okay. The other one happens to be the absence of Riba. And the third one happens to be the absence of huddle. Okay, which is ambiguity. But I'm not going to get into the later two, we're going to focus on a word oppression. So whenever you have a contract, now, voting is not related to financial contracts alone, but I'll give you some examples from the financial world because that's something that people
deal with. And I want to talk about something that people actually are dealing with on a day to day basis where you can actually feel Islam within your transactions within your daily life. Right. So
one of those things happens to be
the financial transactions, right? Allah subhanaw taala told us in the Quran, yeah, you have levena Amen, oh you believe la Kulu and while a combiner could be the battery or who you believe do not eat your wealth, do not consume the wealth of one another between yourself in falsehood between between yourselves in falsehood, okay.
So ensure every single time you are consuming wealth from one another, you better make sure that that wealth is consumed in a halal way. It doesn't happen to be a haram way that you've consumed that wealth okay.
So, what are some of the transactions which are forbidden because of this principle of the absence of oppression or justice within financial transactions?
Anytime you have a transaction which happens to have cheating within it, it becomes haram. Okay. A simple rule. Wherever you have people cheating immediately that transaction is considered off. It's considered impermissible, you cannot have a transaction you cannot do as a Muslim a transaction that is based on cheating and there are today many many transactions that happen in the non Islamic realm of finance that happen that are based on cheating right? There are based on different forms of teaching and the prophets Allah Allahu Allah was sending me said men rush Shefali Samina wherever cheats is not going to be from us is not from a mistress right?
Another type of transaction that becomes haram because of the fact that
it falls within the category of learning is the transaction which is known as a niche. Okay, what what is a niche?
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Allah is Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, while at dinner, just you do not do the transaction do not do a transaction, which happens to have a niche within it. Okay. And this is how some of the scholars they mentioned, the pronunciation of the word is, instead of a niche a niche. Okay, so how do you
understand this transact? What is this transaction of a niche, okay, this is basically a transaction in which
now it happens in a lot of local markets, you may not see this happening, when you go to your grocery, you may not see this happening when you go to
places like this, but you'll see it definitely when you go to a local market, okay.
And you might see it in stock markets as well, but at a very, very, very, very high sort of scale, well, you're never going to notice it yourself. But perhaps criminal investigations, if we consider this a crime might lead to some
might reveal some forms of this niche within that as well. Okay.
So an example of this is like this. In a local market, as I said, normally, you see this type of thing happening where
a person is selling things, and there's no price tags on the items that are being sold. Now, as I said, if you go to a grocer, you go to some, you know, you go to a giant, or you go to one of these big stores, you'll obviously have the prices right there. And you can pick up the product and ask the price as well. But now, when you go to this local market, you're going to start negotiating prices, right? They're all, many of them, many of the people that are selling the merchandise, they're going to give you a higher price than the product is perhaps, you know, for and then you're going to have to bring them down. It's almost like a culture, everybody knows you have to negotiate
at a local market, right. And even the, the merchants know they have to raise the prices, in order for them to be able to still make a profit after the negotiations with the customer. Right? So every it's like a an agreement, everybody knows, he's gonna raise it by five or 10 Ring, it's and you're going to go talk to talk him into giving you 10 Ring, it's less you feel good. And he gets the profit. Because you feel good that you know you you want the deal. And in reality, he might still be fooling you. And you might still be walking away with having paid a lot more than you would have if you bought it from Lazada, for example, right?
the so this is okay, so far, there's no problem. But sometimes you'll see there'll be a person next to the salesperson as well. And he'll be like, Ah, you're selling it for 15
are wide for 20.
Have you seen that that's why you're laughing?
See, so that person that's doing that is called the Naish.
And that entire idea is called nudge,
where the person tries to raise the price for the merchant by saying this product is actually worth a lot more, you know, right? So he tries to make the product look like it's more valuable than than it really is. Okay. So this is something that is considered impermissible, obviously, because it falls into a form of blood. Now, let me see, where's the lumen this right? The lumen This is that every consumer has the right to purchase a product in what what they call an Islamic fit lingo, they call this femininely method with the actual price of the product. Okay.
So you as a consumer have the right within Islam to buy a product
that is being sold in a market
with the price that is that is actually deserving of this particular product. If someone tells it to you for higher than that price, then they're in a way or another cheating you and that is considered a form of loom and this is not considered permissible. So what happens though, in an ideal circumstance, in an ideal circumstance, if that customer were to find out that I was actually cheated, he's permitted to go back and say, you know, the price of this product and other stores is not like that not like the way you're selling. You have to return it for me so I can buy it for the actual price. Another example is monopolizing law and all starting to get really gets really boring
with all these financial transactions. So no, it's not.
you have to say that I know
another example is monopolizing. Okay, monopoly hoarding.
Now this happens today in many different ways, okay, where someone gains a stronghold on every aspect of one market and then they wait till the prices of that product rise because the supply is very little and the demand is very high. Okay.
Now, of course, in some capacity
there are some scholars which may permit some types of monopoly, okay, but generally speaking ever all scholars agree because of the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that, in some capacity this particular idea of monopoly is considered impermissible in Islam, okay? Where, and especially within things that are very, very important to people's regular lives, okay. So for example, staples, this is something that many, many scholars they say anything that you have to eat on a daily basis, those type of things. If one person monopolizes the entire market, then people are obviously going to be they can be abused by this individual right? And that's why the Prophet
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said lie that que la ha they don't know what monopolizes except a person who happens to be sinful, okay, how thick is sinful multi is mistaken. So like tequila out there are no one will monopolize, except that he happens to be a sinful individual. So in the eyes of Allah azza wa jal, then it is a sin to monopolize, okay.
And of course, this is just some examples from the financial realm but we go to any realm you'll find that when is not permitted by Allah azza wa jal, right? There's a hadith Bootsy of the of Allah azza wa jal of the prophets Allah says I'm saying Allah azza wa jal said that yeah EBRD Oh my slaves in the haram to Wilma, Allah and FC, which is to be in a coma, Holloman filata avalable Oh, my slaves, I have made room I've made oppression haram upon myself. And I have made haram between all of you as well. So do not in your mutual interactions and transactions with one another do not do any form of any form of oppression. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us the
ramifications of this volume as well when he said it will fear will be afraid of will be very, very keen on staying away and avoid the wooden oppression even within the rights that you have with one another as other as brothers and sisters, as friends as colleagues as classmates fear wouldn't, you know, wouldn't give me very little things as well. For example,
you find someone's work,
right? You find someone's work, that is that is completely copyrighted. Okay, and you take that work that is under copyrights, and you plagiarize that is a form of wound. And this is something something that people do all the time and they don't even think twice about it, but that really is infringement of the rights of a person. And the Prophet sallallahu Sallam told us about infringing the rights of people when he said many Delta HEPA immediate and Muslim and whoever takes a right of a believing person right he takes it how be a meanie by saying well Allah He sometimes people get caught cheating or they get caught taking someone else's rights away or violating those rights and
then they say one lie. Yeah, I didn't do it. Right. Well, Allah He I did not do it. So the prophets of salaam said whoever does such a thing for eligible Allahu Allahu Nara. Well, hello, Maliki Jana. This is not a joke. Allah has made the fire necessary for this person. And Allah has made the Jannah haram on this person.
All of that why? Because you not only violated the rights now you're also saying by Allah, I did not do such a thing. Right? So you're not only violating the rights of the creation of Allah within which also you're violating the right of Allah azza wa jal because he told you not to do that. You're also using the name of Allah who is that evil Jarrah to proclaim loud and clear that you never actually did such a thing, right?
So the prophets Allah Allahu Allah, you know, you may say really plagiarism *, you're gonna send us to jahannam for plagiarism.
So, so, a man came to the prophets of Salaam. He also said such
thing he said, we're in Ghana, she and yesira and Yara surah Allah, even if it happens to be something small messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He said, we're in Ghana called de Budman. Iraq, if it even if it happens to be a stick made of Iraq, you know, a raucous
ha. Rock is basically a type of tree. And it's that same tree that all of you get your miswak from, okay? The miswak tree basically is what a rock is, okay? The most common miswak comes from this rock tree. So this type of stick was known to the Sahaba as well because actually the Sahaba they used to use the rock tree also to get there Miss wax as well, the most common type of miswak during the time of the prophets, and salam was from this rock tree, right? And till today, it remains the most common miswak that we all use, you know, those miswak see why for one or two Ringgits that are packaged, they're all from Iraq trees, right? So the prophets of Allah while he was sitting, I'm
saying even if it happens to be that much learn that you do, what is that one ringgit worth? Right? Or even less than that? If it's especially if it's on a field and you go, break it off yourself? Right?
Even if it's that much learn that you do, Allah azza wa jal will definitely hold you accountable for it. Right? So Gulin is something that oppression is something that Allah azza wa jal will not let it go. And by the way, this oppression doesn't start stop between human beings, even between animals, even between animals.
And I'm not saying as a human being harming an animal, I'm saying animals harming one another, even that will be something that will be accounted for on the day of judgment as the prophets of Allah who it was sent and told us clearly in a hadith, he said letter that to aduna, hookah, you will definitely give up the rights that you have violated on the Day of Judgment, Hector, you are the sharp edge on her immune a shadow corner, until Allah azza wa jal will take to account the goat that happens to be without horns from that which happens to have horns because it might have hit it with a horn, right? So that strike that the goat does to another goat, that's something that Allah azza
wa jal will ask that particular animal about right, and the right will be given to the other animal whose right was violated within this duniya.
Another type of ethics that we have within Islam and this is a very important, ethical,
and I'll tell you why it's important and the reason why I'm listing it as one of the primary etiquettes is because I believe that this is one of the ways that we can, we can mitigate, we can decrease in within society, okay. I mean, we we see that sin happens to be on the rise now. hamdulillah oversharer give you the glad tiding that definitely, goodness also happens to be on the rise. Okay, we see that Subhanallah we see a rise within young practicing Muslims and Muslims all around the world, right? And the more people try to eliminate the light of Allah azza wa jal, the more we see people coming back to the light of Allah azza wa jal, right? So we see that as well. But
simultaneously, we see a very large crowd as well going the other direction. So you have both things happening at the same time. One of the things that I think and I think this is one of the ways Islam tried to mitigate sin within society, is to conceal sin. Okay, to why?
Because, nowadays, we're living in this society where we say, you know, if I am doing it, I just, I might as well do it in front of everyone. Right? Because I'm going to do it anyways. If I'm not afraid of Allah, why should I be afraid of the people? Because some sometimes people give you that argument as well. I mean, they're using so you know, and you tell them at least brother you do your sins, you keep it at home. You say if I'm not afraid of Allah's origin, why should I be afraid of the people? Right? So this is an argument that people events nowadays.
But even then, Allah azza wa jal encouraged us to conceal our sins. We all are sinful. We all have dirty laundries by the way, including myself, right? I literally have dirty laundry that needs to be cleaned up. Right? We all have dirty laundry that we need to clean up. Okay? So
we don't necessarily have to show the dirty laundry to the world as well. Right.
And secondly, if someone else commits a sin, we don't name and shame that person as well. So, Islam uses a two pronged approach in order for it to mitigate the sin from this angle of concealing sin. Okay, how so? Firstly, Allah subhanaw taala taught us in the Quran that when
sins are committed, we don't end up spreading the news of this sin far and wide around the world. Okay? Nowadays we every time there's a sex scandal or something like that all newspapers pick it up. And it's all over the internet. And the hashtags are going really fast and, And subhanAllah it is the talk of the day, at any given moment, I can assure you, you can go on Twitter, or you can go on Google Trends. And you can check one of the top 10 Hashtags will be something promiscuous. Okay, or maybe top 20 Just so I don't end up failing and then you call me and said Schiff.
Alright, so at any given moment, you'll find one of the top 20
trends, which there there will be something promiscuous within there, there'll be some sort of scandal within there, there's something related to sexuality within there. And the reason for that is what the reason for that is shield bond wants you to do that. Why? Because the more this news spreads, monkey see,
Monkey see, monkey do, right.
This is not an Islamic principle. But it makes sense. Right? Because Allah tells us in the Quran, that in the in the Levina, you had bone and tissue and fascia to fill it in and harmony Lahoma on a limb and fit dunya and akhira. Allah we are in a more intimate animal, you see in Surah to know when Allah spoke about that incident with some of the when some of the people at the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam started to accuse our mother our Isha with a very evil accusation that was permitted promiscuous in nature. Allah azza wa jal told us that she is free of the claims that they're making. But towards the end of these ayat, Allah subhanaw taala says, Indeed, listen
carefully. Those people who wish for the fascia they wish for the sinfulness, they wish for promiscuity, they wish for obscenity to spread within among the ranks of the believers, they will have a very, very severe torment in this dunya and also in the hereafter as well. Now, keep listening. Allah Subhan Allah Allah says Allah Who Yeah, Allah mu and Donata Allah, Allah knows, and all of you don't, okay? Allah knows that none of you know like Allah azza wa jal. He said, All of us do not know and Allah azza wa jal knows. Now Allah is telling us when you hear of such a news, especially when it happens to be a believer, you hear of Funan and Falana doing something, right.
And with the telephone booth, you know, it starts to go from there. We're sitting together from lunch to there, we're naked in bed. Right? It can go from there to there. I mean, try it right now from this end, inshallah all of your God fearing people. Right. But by the end of it, I'm sure. Shadi for Dean will have something to us to say, right?
Don't say the name. Okay.
the idea is that when the news goes from one place to another illustrated developing over time, and then you'll have a different news altogether, right? So Allah azza wa jal wanted to stop that and nip it in the bud, right from the beginning. Whenever you hear such news, you conceal it, you do not speak with it, right?
You don't take the hearsay and the rumors that you hear about your friends, and, and so on and so forth, and start publishing them on Facebook or Twitter or, or other places like that. Right? Why? Because what happens when other people hear of it, even if that didn't occur, first of all, you violated the rights of a Muslim, right? You're supposed to conceal their sins, you're not supposed to reveal them because Allah subhanaw taala guided you to that, and the prophets, I'll send them guided, you choose that as well. Because when you reveal it, basically your backbiting a person, they don't like for you to tell other people about their sins and what they're doing in their
private lives. The second thing that happens is when this becomes normalized. Now, he's saying that about her and she's saying that about him, and so on and so forth. And there's 15,000 people doing the same thing. Other people say, well, everybody else is doing why don't I do it as well? Right? Because that feeling of wanting to commit a sin is already installed within us in some capacity. We're supposed to fight against that that's our enough's And shaitan tries to capitalize on that, right?
So the idea is now when you normalize the sin within society by talking about it, what happens now, it becomes completely normal for people who maybe in the first generation would have never been able to do that. And now it's happening. Jihad on the horn is happening out in broad daylight. Right. And you probably heard from your parents many, many times, you know, in our generation, we didn't used to do it like that kids have nowadays, right? Because things were being taught
activating that time and now in our generation, they're no longer being talked about. They're being practiced and implemented. Right.
So that's why that's why it's very important that we do not normalize sin by talking about it by by accusing people by spreading news by tweeting by Facebook sharing, right? Isn't, you'll be surprised but if you share evil news about people, which hasn't been verified, and by the way, even if it has been verified in some capacity, you're actually committing a sin
you're actually committing a sin.
Because this is not something they want you to talk about.
You're violating their rights within it. Okay. So the newspaper was able to do it, that's their job. I mean, the editorial chief inshallah he will have his face on the Day of Judgment, right? But I don't want to send them to hell. So I stopped.
But inshallah Allah will forgive us all. But no, if you commit a sin, then you have to also be worried about the warnings of Allah azza wa jal. So that's why, you know, even if a newspaper did it, you don't have to do it yourself. Right. Now, of course, I'm talking here about sins. I'm not talking necessarily about crimes. Okay. Crimes has a different discussion altogether in some crimes, in some ways, and sometimes in some situations, it's necessary for you to talk about it until the person is brought to justice. That's a different story. But within sins, that's also a different story, right? And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he told us lie or steal or Abdon Abda
believe an individual doesn't end up concealing the sins of another person in this world, et cetera, Hula, hula, Yeoman piano, except Allah azza wa jal will cover up his sins on the Day of Judgment. Now, let me ask you that dirty laundry that I was talking about.
Do you want it to be shown on the Day of Judgment?
I'm sure you don't because I definitely do not.
I wish just washed before that.
I definitely don't. And I'm sure you do not as well. So if you don't want your sins to be shown on the Day of Judgment, then take this hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to heart and implemented this hadith in Sahih Muslim it's authentic. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, a slave of Allah does not cover up the sins of another slave of Allah, except that on the Day of Judgment, Allah azza wa jal will cover up his sins as well. So all of this is one angle, that is when we hear about the sins of other people, we conceal them, we do not reveal them. Okay, so the principle that is jotted down, conceal, don't reveal, okay?
Now, Allah subhanho wa taala.
He taught us this in terms of other people. But he also taught through the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, that an individual himself should not be boasting about his sins as well, right? And this happens all the time. Many times brothers and sisters, they start practicing Islam and this use this, get up and start talking. And they say, subhanAllah brother, myself and J. Lee, I used to do this. But Allah guided me to Islam, I used to do such and such I used to, and then they start revealing all of their sins that they used to do, right.
And sometimes that giant leap might have been last week.
Right? So the idea is that when you have a sin that you've committed, and Allah has covered it up for you, you don't go around telling people about your sins, even if you think there's more wherever within that, even if you think there happens to be some admonition within that insha Allah within the Quran and Sunnah. There's enough ways to admonish people. Now. I have been before you for about 40 minutes. Do you feel a little bit admonished?
No, really? So I should just stop my talk and leave perhaps.
Right, I'm admonishing you without having revealed any sins of mine because I'm telling you, at least I can tell you I have sins. Because the Prophet told us that every single child of Adam is sinful. This is something that are not revealing. This isn't the idea of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam but without having revealed your sins you can still guide people to Islam you don't have to go and tell your story about you did this and you know, I had seven girlfriends and Mother ah, people don't even have four wives. And this person has seven girlfriends Mashallah.
Right. So, you don't need to tell those stories to people. You don't have to tell anyone those stories, you can steal insha Allah data call to Allah azza wa jal, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us this
He said good luck on my team Rafa all of my people, all of my nation, all of my own math will be saved. Listen, all of my own are safe, except those people who talk about their sins ill Mujahideen except those people who mentioned their own sins except those people who reveal their own sins. And the Prophet continued. He said, we're in the middle of moja Hara and yarmulke Raju alarma. And I believe, believe your melon
and from Muda, Hara happens to be that a man he does something wrong at nighttime. And then when he wakes up, Allah azza wa jal has covered the sin up for him. Then he goes to his friends, and he says, you know, buddy, last night I was doing this, that and the other, right.
boasting about his sin, telling people, you know, I did such and such, I did this, that, and then the prophets I send them said, well, the data is too horrible. We've slept at night, and Allah azza wa jal was covering up his sins. And then he woke up in the morning, and he started revealing the cover that Allah had placed upon his sins. This is not considered permissible, you don't reveal your sins. So as I said, Islam has two pronged approaches, right? And approach in this regard, and that is that people do not reveal the sins of others. And individuals themselves don't go around talking about their own sins as well so that sin doesn't become normalized within society. In other words,
there are always those things within society that have stigma attached to them. And slowly when people talk about it more and more and more, the stigma decreases, and then you forget about stigma, and then it just finishes completely. So Allah's Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam wants to capitalize on that stigma, so long as that's there in terms of specifics, and people will still be wary not to do it in public, and it won't spread in the same way that it may, perhaps in private quarters. So I asked Allah subhanaw taala to cover up our holes, I mean, yellow or Alameen. And I ask Allah, Allah Buddha is at one July to help us also control our own tongues, from revealing our
sins, and revealing the sins of others as well. I mean,
another another way that we can look at social ethics within Islam, is to look at the concern that Islam teaches to us, about the needy within the society, the destitute within the society, the vulnerable people within this society, right.
Now, whenever you think of honorable people, immediately you start thinking of some people, that some sectors of society, you start thinking of children, there's one ability in children, they're not able to defend themselves, and so on and so forth. You think about poor people, right?
You think about
you think about widows, for example, right?
And you think about just generally the weak people within the society within any society, that's those are people who happen to be vulnerable. Those are people who happen to be needy, right? And Allah has religion and Islam. It gives us a wholesome package in this regard. Because Allah subhanaw taala doesn't just teach us to be kind to one sector of society that's needy and leave the other one rather every sector which happens to have on our ability within them. Allah subhana wa Tada is messenger and Allah azza wa jal, of course, teach us to, to help the needy, to have concern for the needy, to protect the vulnerable. The prophets Allah Allahu Allah was suddenly he told us in a
hadith, he said, a Saturday Island or Mala a sorry, on an armada, the person who takes care of the autumn Allah, the person who takes looks after the widow, okay.
Uh, sadly Urmila will miskeen the person who looks after the widow and the person who looks after the poor people within society is like the one who is fighting in the Cause of Allah azza wa jal, because in reality, this is from the causes of Allah azza wa jal for a person to take care of the widows within society for a person to take care of the needy within society. And the Prophet continued in some traditions, he said, What can we call a military laughter and he's like the person who wakes up in nighttime to do tahajud but he doesn't stop praying. He continues to pray. And he's like the person who fasts but never stops fasting, meaning every single day, he ends up fasting this
hadith in Bukhari and Muslim, right. So we have to worry about the needy people within this within society as well. There's a lot of orphanages go and help them. Go work for them. Take your extra hour, extra hours that you have in the Shabaab that you have and the strength that you have in the vibrance that you have within your life at the moment and do something with it. Go
Help the orphanages within, within Malaysia within outside of Malaysia if you can go right and do it, because this will be an opportunity for reward. You know, believe me as you grow older, you think today that inshallah I am strong and jungle, Allah keep you strong till you get to 60 and above, right, but slowly, you'll notice you get into your 30s your back's hurting now and leg is hurting now you get into your 40s and something else starts to ache, you get into your 50s you can't do much anymore. You're waiting for retirement, and you're probably already disparate in terms of life in general, right? All your dreams about doing this, that and the other. They're all finished
by this time. And then you get to your 60s, you literally completely despair and you're now getting prepared to meet Allah azza wa jal, right, and the way the clock will take it will take really, really fast. Okay, so fast that you will never be able to believe it. Okay. I mean, hamdulillah I've been married for a little bit over 10 years. Okay. So, every year, me and my wife tell each other Subhanallah it's been six years. Yeah.
No, Hamdulillah we can bear each other.
And Hamdulillah we love each other as well.
But the idea is that you start thinking about that. It's been 10 years, it just went by, and then you know, the first few years, you will find that you will remember your anniversary, but when the kids start popping out and stuff, we will forget about anniversaries, you can't remember their birthday, you can't remember your own birth date anymore. Right? All of these things will start happening before you you know, you think about it, or before you actually think it will happen right? So
take advantage of your Shabbat
Believe me, Allah He and Hamza I'm still shocked. Right? But I'm saying when I was even younger than I am now, at that time, you know, there's many things that I say to myself if I only did this at that time, if I only you know, did a little bit of this or a little bit of more of that or ran a few more laps or I did I helped out in this organization or that organization that event was taking place if I only registered some more so the part that I set out over there perhaps Today I won't be the way I am Allah who had right so this these thoughts will come to you again and again, as you grow older, because the time will start catching up to you don't have time to scratch your head, you
You won't have to You want me to tell you something personal
you know, before when I was
not as busy as I am now, if I had a speech, I would prepare myself perfectly in terms of clothes. You know, I would I would get the haircut just on the right day because I would have you know there are no a week from today I have a speech to give so the hair would grow just to the right length. Today, I finished my haircut and drove straight here
because there's no time you lose you come to that realization within your life where at one point you just don't have time anymore because you have kids to deal with you have you know questions to answer you have people to talk to you have books to read, you have things to finish writing you have things you don't have time anymore, right? And everybody wants to get there right out of you. Especially once you start having your children they have rights. Everyone has rights. So you know I'm telling you my personal life I'm sure you'll have your own personal life right you'll have patients coming in calling you and and screaming after you have
you know I'll let you face it when you get through.
But what I'm trying to say is that take advantage of your life Yeah. Take advantage of your life to benefit the society the needy, the vulnerable within society this will help you you know, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us in this hadith he said it will only feel
seek me among the weak from a mystery okay? So go and seek help for your Islam for your religion for your faith strength through your religion courage in your own self look at that and search for it within the week amongst you write for in nama tunes are on our tours are gonna come because you are only helped and you are only sustained and provided for through what through the week amongst you, right? When you go and help the weak Allah subhanaw taala blesses you in ways that you'll never ever call and the prophets of Allah while he was sending me He even told us of the rights of the week when he said Allahumma inni How do you draw a Laker Huckleberry Finn Oh Allah, I am considering I am
I am making an I am rendering the rights of the two weak people. I'm considering them and I'm rendering them by this
decree of mine Rasul allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam say, I'm considering them sinful if they're violated, okay?
If they're violated I'm considering that a sin and the prophets of Allah who it was sent to me said earlier team, when the woman and also the orphan as well. Okay?
So if someone tries to violate the rights of an orphan, and tries to steal their money and capitalize on it and take their wealth, while they're young, as they don't know about the wealth that they have, this is a right which Allah azza wa jal will ask about, you know, one of the few categories of society that Allah speaks about again and again within the Quran is the itama. Right? If you read the Quran so many times you'll find mention of the Adama the orphans, right? Because the orphans are people sometimes they're very rich. Sometimes they're very wealthy, because they may have been born to a wealthy family. And then they die. And people don't care about the rights of
these orphans. And Allah subhanaw taala, as messenger said, I am considering the rights of these two week categories within society and considering them very, very sinful that and also the woman, okay.
That and also the woman. So for those men who violate the rights of women, they will be asked about this on the Day of Judgment definitely and over shorty, right? Sometimes people try to double play women, sometimes people try to harm them physically. All of this is sometimes people assault sexually assault women. This happens, this happens, you know, you can ask, it's a very difficult topic for sisters to talk about. But many, many sisters go through harassment, many, many sisters feel it, and they want to talk about it. But they're afraid if I talk about it, people will say you're the chaste one in the whole equation. Right? You're the one that must have done something to
deserve this. Right.
You're the one that must have done something to deserve that. Actually, I'm not saying that. I'm saying people say that, right. Okay.
people say such things. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said the rights of the woman are not to be kept. They're not to be taken lightly. They are very, very important rights. And some of those rights that Islam gave are the rights to own because prior to Islam, believe it or not, you might be surprised to hear this. Prior to Islam. A woman within the Arabian pagan society was considered an object of possession herself.
Okay, she would be owned by people. So people if they wanted to give a gift to someone they could give their daughter as a gift. Okay, this is how the Arabian pagan society was the idea of ownership within that society was not necessarily prevalent for women and Allah subhanaw taala allowed that and many other rights but anyways, the lecture is not necessarily about the Rights of Woman but that is a topic that is very important as well. Another idea is that
of dutifulness five more minutes.
told me I can go till 730 I'm just getting started.
Just give me give me a little bit more time inshallah. I'll answer the questions as well. Even if we have to stay late. Okay.
Even though I know you don't want to.
Too bad. Okay. So dutiful next to the parents dutiful next to the parents.
Now, how many of you have heard of the fact that under the feet of your mother happens to be Jana? Right.
Okay, and how many have you ever heard of the fact that
obedience of your father leads to agenda?
Nobody's heard about it.
Now, the reason why I asked that is actually just wanted to see the show of hands. How many of you have actually heard both sides of the story? Right? Because actually, there are two sides of the story in this one as well. There is that hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and Sunnah necessity, right? Where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he's a man by the name of Jai Hema came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and he said, All prophet of Allah, I want to go on a battle for the sake of Allah azza wa jal, and I want to ask you for some advice. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam immediately looked at him and he said, Hey, let him in Omen Do you
happen to have a mother? Right?
So he said, Yeah, I have a mother. So the Prophet replied back to him and he said, fill them ha.
For in janitor data area, then go and stick
to your mother for verily Jana happens to be below the feet of your mother. Okay? So this by the way is authentic hadith and Sunnah necessity. The other Hadith which says that agenda to data academic Omaha, that's a weak Hadith, but the meaning is authentic, okay? Why? Because this hadith is telling us the same thing. And it's an authentic hadith as well, for them having gender dysphoria, go and stick to your mother for barely gender happens to be below the feet of your mother. Right? The only one reason why I'm clarifying this is if you ever hear that that hadith is weak. It's not weak and in a sense that the meaning is weak because we have another Hadith verifying it for us, right? So
Jana happens to be by the feet of your mother. That means obedience to Allah has obedience to Allah azza wa jal right after that comes also the obedience to our parents as well. And this is one of the cornerstones of the Islamic religion altogether. And that is the reverence that we give the social reverence that we give to our parents in our elderly, generally, and most specifically, of course, our parents, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, a lovely email, and he said, May the face of the person who does such and such be rubbed into the ground, okay? Who does what he said, who gets one of his two parents at an old age, and then he doesn't end up getting into Jana. You
know, as your parents grow older, their demands from you will become less right now. They're telling you do this, do that, do this do that, as you get older, they will start giving you more freedom and trauma, you already have it by now. But as you grow older, further, inshallah you'll get even more freedom. So their demands from you will become even less and lesser and lesser, right? Because you look at your own parents, now they're in their 50s, or in their 60s or in their 40s. Right? They're in their 30s. Probably they're not I know. Yeah, they're in their 30s. And they, do you see the way their parents deal with them? Definitely, they give them a whole lot of freedom, right? They do
whatever they want, and the parents don't get involved. So by that time, by the time when the parents are old, they're not demanding much of you, they're only asking you a few simple things, if you do them, you get Janna.
Right. And even as a young man, that is mean, wait till I get old Inshallah, then I will be the parents.
The prophets I send them is trying to say when they actually get old, they need your support, they need your love. They need it even now. But they even they need it even further at that time. And people don't end up giving it that time because they become occupied with their own families and lives. Right. So there is Janna for you to achieve within the parents. You don't throw them in old folks homes, right. That's what happens in some societies, parents, their old, okay, well, old folks homes. And sometimes children don't come to visit their parents for decades. You know, I know of cases like that, where apparent parents, long for their children, they even ask them to come over
and the children just don't want to come. You may be shocked, because I saw some faces going all awkward. But this is something that happens. This the reason why you feel shocked about is this is because you've been raised up on those Islamic ethics. So you don't ever think about the fact that you will forsake your parents as you grow older. Right. But in some societies, this is not a normal trend. People throw the appearance into old folks homes and they come if they ever come they come to the funeral, if they ever come that is sometimes that doesn't also occur right?
Now, similarly, just as the mother has been given those rights that gender happens to be below her feet, now of course that's metaphorical. That means you be kind to her and you be very polite to her, you humble yourself to her and inshallah you will get Jana, the prophets of Allah when he was in them, he said that Al Wiley do osato abueva Build Jana, the father happens to be the center gate agenda. Okay, this hadith is authentic. Okay, for other Valley combat, I will follow. So take care of that door or leave that door or waste away that door that opportunity. So just as you have an opportunity to gain jedna through your mothers, you also have that opportunity to gain Jana insha
Allah through your colleagues as well ask Allah subhanaw taala to grant us the ability to practice what we've learned and to convey it onwards. And I ask Allah subhanaw taala also to give us the ability to to serve our parents in this age, and also as we grow older,
not ready for the die yet. Okay.
And then comes in sha Allah, this is the last point. Okay.
One of the last points. The ties are kin, the ties of kin. Now I know a lot of you
already heard a lot about the ties of kin and your families and your relatives and so on and so forth.
I just want to share one Hadith before you
about that and then I'll go to something that perhaps you haven't heard of before, okay?
The ties of kin
the Prophet told us in a hadith, authentic hadith as well, okay?
And the reason why I say authentic because I tried to insha Allah keep all of the Hadith that I use are to be authentic because Subhanallah we have so much in the authentic sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasalam right.
halacha Allah Who hola Hello.
Allah had created the creation.
And then when ALLAH SubhanA wa Tala had created the creation, the regime the the ties of kin, they stood before Allah azza wa jal and they started asking Allah azza wa jal and they said had MACOM Allah is a big mineral Katya, this O Allah happens to be the station of, of a person who is seeking refuge in You, O Allah, from someone severing these types. So the Rahim itself now the scholars have different interpretations in this Some say that literally Allah azza wa jal animated the Rahim Okay, meaning brought it to life, right? This idea that happens to simply be a concept within people's minds lineage and relationships. Allah animated This is an opinion, but others say no, this is just
a metaphor the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is using to tell us of this particular idea of the lion. So the Rahim demanded from Allah asked Allah or Buddha is it well Janelle And by the way, the latter is the opinion of an Imam and nowhere in the Imam and no, you mentioned that this is simply a metaphor, okay? That
that it's not really that the Russian became something real and then it and then it demanded a lot but the prophet is speaking in a metaphor to tell you in a metaphorically and rhetorically powerful way, that it's as if the Russian demanded from Allah azza wa jal, it's writes on that day, and Allah subhanho wa Taala says, No, this is not the metaphorical part. This is reality. Allah subhanho wa Taala said Allah Tala lane, and I'll see lemon Wasana Are you not happy, oh, kinship or ties of kin that I also enjoy and strengthen my relationship with the one who strengthens your relationship
strengthens his relationship with you. Okay. So the person who strengthens his relationships of kin, Allah strengthens his relationship with that individual as well. We're always asking how can we connect to Allah azza wa jal, right? So those connections that you have through your genes and through your lineage, your parents, your uncle's, your aunties, your cousins and your brothers and sisters, when you strengthen those relationships, Allah azza wa jal strengthens his relationship with you and He grants you of His favors. And he said, further on, he said, that, are you not happy that I enjoyed and strengthened my relationship with the one who strengthens his relationship with
you? And I also sever and cut my relationship and I cut off my favors from the person who cuts you off as well. Oh, ties of kin, right. So if you want to be a person who is cut off by Allah azza wa jal, then you're going to cut off and sever the ties of kin. If you want to be a person who's enjoined in terms of his relationship with Allah azza wa jal, and he enjoys the favours from Allah azza wa jal, then you will enjoy these kinds of kin, and you will strengthen these ties of kin. Now I come to a point that I think Allahu Allah is unique. Inshallah everything was unique, but this is very unique.
And that is kindness to your family, friends, okay.
Now, sometimes, you know,
we think about the family, we think about relatives, we think about all of these things, but we forget that in Islam, we're also encouraged to be kind to those people who are friends of our family as well. Right? This is usually not mentioned because it's not a dimension that of Islam, that's really thought thought out by people. But in reality, if you look at that hadith, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam recommended and in practice, he also practice being kind to our family, friends, meaning your father's friends, your aunt, your mother's friends, your you know, the families that you interact with, and so on and so forth. You have to be extra kind to them more so
than the just the general Muslims all around you. Of course, you have to have a level of kindness to all Muslims around you, but even those who happen to be your family, friends, and then a closer circle is your family. Right, your your direct relatives, and an even closer circle is those relatives weren't completely direct to you. So some of those relatives,
which you have to definitely be kind to
some of your relatives
are not included within there. Okay? Some relatives, it's obligatory for you to be kind to. Okay other relatives, it's a very dutiful thing for you to do if you're kind to them, those are the ones that are distance relative like your cousins and further on, right but your uncle's your brothers, your sisters, your father, parents, grandparents, those are your direct family. Those people you have to be definitely kind to so it's an obligation, then beyond that circle is people that are not directly related to your cousins, your second cousins, third cousins and your you know, and so on and so forth. Your parents cousins, those are people you should still be kind to I'm not saying be
rude to them. But I'm saying it's not as binding, right? And then beyond that circle is the friends of your family as well. Okay. Why do I say this because I know that the prophets Allah Allahu Allah, he was sending me said in a hadith in Sahih Muslim, he said about rule B.
And you'll see the Raju Allah with the maybe the best of videos, the best of beautifulness to your parents happens to be when a person is dutiful to the friends and the loved ones of his father, I either friends of his father, right. And that goes of course for the mother as well, because we have in a hadith and other Hadith and Sunnah module, also, a good Hadith, in which the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, a man came to him and he asked him or prophet of Allah after my parents died, is there any way for me to be dutiful to my parents after they die? Right? So the prophets of Silla mentioned a number of different things that you can do to be dutiful to your parents after they die.
But one of the things he said is what it could also do to him, and being kind to their friends. Right. So whoever it happened to be your friends, you be kind to them, right, and your family, friends as well. And also, the Prophet was also kind to his family, friends as well. SallAllahu, even after the family was no longer there.
We know that the prophets marriage to Khadija was his first marriage, and we know that all of the children of Rasulullah that lived on especially those from whom the progeny of the prophets of settler is happened to be from the children of Hadith, or the Allahu Allah Andhra.
Right? Now after Khadija had died, I shall the Allah Allah, Allah who was one of the wives of the Prophet, and she was one of the most beloved wives to the prophets of Allah who it was, right?
But Khadija always had a greater status in the heart of the prophets of Allah, even after she died, and I shall use to say that I had never had more read on word jealousy of another woman that Khadija and I never even got to meet her or see her. But the prophet always used to tell me about her. So that would make I shadow the Allah Allah Now jealous of the prophets first wife, her the job of the Allahu Allah and even though she had already passed away before the marriage of the prophets, Allah Allahu Allah will send them to Khadija, even though Khadija was already married prior to that, even though Khadija had even though Khadija was an older woman, when the Prophet got married, Aisha was
younger Aisha and she even told the prophets of send them look I'm younger, I'm this I'm not in the provinces. And I'm said no, no, Khadija, right?
Why? Because Khadija had a special place in the heart of the prophets, etc. Right?
And by the way, this also shows you something. Some people try to accuse the prophets of Allah who it was setting them as a man of desires, or to have been desires, then all the younger wives, the prophets or send them would have had them on his mind. Khadija was the woman that was always on his mind, because it was a true love relationship, the prophets of Allah while he was setting them. He was not only his Salatu was Salam, some people and some people try to claim that the prophets Allah Allahu alayhi wa sallam was a man of desires can now Allah, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was a man who could control his desires so much so that I shot herself and she is the wife of rasool
Allah. She said he was the he's the most able of humanity to control his desires. SallAllahu it was.
when Khadija passed away in Medina, and the prophets Allah sent them had some of the companions who had accepted Islam at that time traveled to Medina know, the prophet would slaughter a sheep and every time he would slaughter something, he would send it to the Friends of Khadija.
So what's he doing? He's being kind and dutiful to family, friends, they're not relatives, right? And every time someone related to or close to Hadiya would come the profits or something would become happy all over again. Right? And you will be extra kind to those people who happen to be related to or happen to be friends of Khadija or the Allah without
I know of course, he was kind to all of the family friends but this is one example that I'm giving you from the life of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam to show you how important it is to also be kind to our family friends and ask Allah Subhana Allah to grant us the TOEFL to practice to convey because often Allah Hoechlin and for listening or something Allahu ala Sayidina Muhammad Mohalla early he was talking to US Marine was Salam aleykum Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh