Islam and Social Ethics
Channel: Abdul Wahab Saleem
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Allahumma salli ala Madhya Alto, Salah has an ISA shaker Salah, welcome everyone to this evening.
First of all,
I would 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 a 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. Um, 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 generally, 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, a 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 some folks Now, of course, my topic today is not Islamophobia. I'm sure you're all 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'll 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
destroy us to destroy places and places of worship individuals are, their 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 prophets of Allah what he was sending me used to say in my birth. Do you tell me Mama Kadima of luck, some of you are 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, I've 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 would just want to highlight some things that show different dimensions of this etiquette. Okay, different dimensions of this character, this these ethics that the Prophet alayhi salatu was Salam was sent to perfect. One of those ad 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, his concern 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 Koran that in Alden, Amanda Alyssa Malati, wood, oh, Lord Shiva, Alyssa Malati, with olive oil Jeeva, we placed the trust upon we presented the trust to this amount of art, the earth, and the jabaal, and the mountains, the heavens, the land and the mountain for about a minute yamina. They all refuse to carry this weight in this burden? Well, how about 100 insaan. And the man was the one who carried this weight. Indeed, man happens to be very
transgressive, ie, 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 write. 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, lives of people are at stake, if we do not fulfill the trust depicted 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 trust, 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 try 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 will 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 that trust till today. 1400 years later, okay? What's that? Allah Subhana Allah says in the Quran, he says in the La Jolla, Morocco, 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 due 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 allies, Oh, God, 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 azzawajal about this. And this is something that the prophets all along while he was sending 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 Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam before these people were all rowdy, and they're all mealthy to the profits of the LaGuardia was sitting in but now he's walking in as a victor. And normally, victors are not very kind. But the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was very kind, even when he happens to be the victor. 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 wasallam 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 profits and send them but they were not very close anymore as well. Right.
at this point, the GABA happened to be under the care of dental Abbey, aha, okay.
Earth man, it has been in more than half and shaybah even man, even a vehicle. So it happened to be under the care of Ben will be a be a thought. Right? The children of Abu talhah
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says bring Shiva to me and bring Earth man to me. The two people they're cousins with man, even Baba even Warby Parker, and che even
their cousins of man and somehow are obviously brothers. They're all the children are both unhappy and shava northmen the younger man they happen to be cousins, right? So he says bring shea butter and bring it with man to me, the basically the people who happen to be currently the caretakers of the cabinet. So he asked them to hand over the key to surrender the key of the GABA. Now earthman 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 wa sallam. 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 a lot of villages, there happens to be the idea of feeding the pilgrims when they come there happens to be the supplier, the supplier, or the superyacht of Zamzam giving people, some of them and letting them drink from the well. These are the things that make you basically part of the aristocracy in Makkah makes you part of the important people within Mecca. 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 wasallam. 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, Allah, Allah.
Who Allah bass, even as
an early pilot, so the uncle and the cousin, Oprah, pseudo boss have a lot more names, 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,
then give it to us, instead of them, return it back to us, instead.
So we take care of it. And then the idea of Sudan to debate this idea of caretaking of the house of a lot. So we did this called see Dinah. Okay, so this is a dialectic, right? 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 a lie soldier, right? So Earth man, he hands it over and surrenders it on the third request of the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam. And he says, who have been a man Atilla, take it, but take it with the trust of Eliza, which
take it but take it, and I'm entrusting you and I'm holding a lot as a witness to the trust that I'm giving you. So the profits on the law where it was simply me walks in the cabinet opens it up inside the cabinet, 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 he threw it away. And similarly, they had some statues of Ibrahim Ali Salam what is married with the prophet SAW, Selim said the way they have, you know, presented this these
two people is not true the way they're presented the shape. So the profit called Ibrahim, Ali, salaam, the shake, right? is not really true.
What do they do? They presented him drawing lots meaning taking arrows, okay, and drawing them out. The pagans had this practice what they call allistic, 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 to it would say to do, and the other one would say don't do and the other one would 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 marine like this. They were depicting them like
this. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said that may Allah go to war with them must somehow be Islamic.
Ibrahim in his summary, they never did such a thing, right? They never did the exam with Islam. So now their profits a little longer it was setting them, he saw what's inside and he's now stepping out of the Kaaba. Once he steps out or the Gabba, the prophet is reciting these very verses that I told you about in La Jolla, Morocco, and to Mr. Naughty era.
Allah is commanding you that you return the amount not 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 a little hubbub said that by a law I'd never heard him recite this verse before. Okay. So it's as if while the Prophet was in the Kaaba, and probably this is one of the only verses in the Quran that was revealed in this way, while the Prophet was in the Kaaba.
The Prophet got this revelation from Allah, Allah is commanding you to return the trusts 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 it was man even thought it would be fun hat and bring to me shea butter.
And then he looked at them, and he gave them the key back and he said to them, yeah, Benny, have you been hetta all children have about unhappy because that's their grandfather that they meet that both of them right birth man and, and, and
shava they meet over there, right? So he said yeah, Benny Avi palha. Oh, children of Appleton half was ooh ha ha leader. Tally that and lion zero having a low volume. 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 about having a beard and shave. I didn't take care of it at that time. Now, when this man died, now obviously it's Shavers turn. So shaver took it. And from that time, the keys of the Kaaba happened to be in Bengal shaybah till this day today, right now, till today, all of the people who happen to have the keys are that
About our whole Fulani but for like a shabby, ie from Bernal shaybah.
In Earth man, even a bee banca. 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. And what's amazing about all this is that the family of the Prophet himself, we're asking the Prophet give that virtue to us older sort of lasts a lot longer.
But because it's a trust, a lot as origin revealed inside of the GABA versus 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 owned 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 halaal are held on 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 a huddle, okay, which is ambiguity, but I'm not going to get into the the later two, we're going to focus on avoiding oppression so whenever you have a contract now loom is not related to financial contracts alone but I'll give you some examples from the financial world because that's something when 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 lots of data told us in Nepal Anya you are living in Amman oh you believe that guru and while a campaigner could be bothered Oh who you believe do not eat your wealth do not consume the wealth of one another between yourself in falsehood between between yourselves in false hood okay.
So ensure every single time you are consuming wealth from one another you better make sure that that wealth is consumed in a way it doesn't happen to be a wrong 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
any time you have a transaction which happens to have cheating within it, it becomes harder okay. A simple rule wherever you have people cheating immediately that transaction is considered hot 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 cheating and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said men realize shefali samina whoever cheats is not going to be from us is not from Mr. Right.
Another type of transaction that becomes held on because of the fact that
it falls within the category of what is the transaction which is known as a niche Okay, what what is
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lost profits on the law where it was setting them said while act and joshu do not do the transaction do not do a transaction which happens to have an edge within it. Okay. And this is how some of the scholars they mentioned the pronunciation of the word is instead of a nudge and nudge, okay. So how do you
understand this turns out what is this transaction of a niche, okay, this is basically a transaction in which
Now what 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, where 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 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 merchants, they're going to give you a higher price, then 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 the merchants know, they have to raise the prices, in order for them to be able to still make a profit after the negotiation of the customer, right. So every it's like a, an agreement, everybody knows, is gonna raise it by five or 10 minutes, and you're going to go talk to talk him into giving you 10 minutes less, you feel good, and he gets a 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?
so that 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 you'll be like, Ah, you're selling it for 15.
I'll buy it for 20.
Have you seen that that's why you're laughing?
See, so that person that's doing that is called the Nagesh.
And that entire idea is called niche
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 what I want me to say 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 in Islamic fifth lingo they call this femen limited 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 is that customer worked to find out that I was actually cheated he's permitted to go back and see 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. Now I know it's starting to get really get really
boring with all these financial transactions. So no, it's not.
No, it's interesting. 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 strong hold 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 wasallam that in some
Capacity this particular idea of Monopoly is considered impermissible in Islam, okay? We're, 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 kill illa haltian no one monopolizes except a person who happens to be sinful, okay? How thick is sinful mostly is mistaken. So like tequila Fatah, 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 voting is not permitted by law as a widget right? There's a Hadeeth bootsie of the law as origin of the profits or loss of them saying Allah as origin said that Yeah, about the old mine slaves in the Hmong to Wilma Allah and FC, which is to obey Allah tala, all my slaves, I have made wooden I've made oppression held on upon myself and I have made it head on 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 lowdham as well when he said it, the fear will be afraid of will be very, very keen on staying away and avoid the oppression even within the rights that you have with one another as other as brothers and sisters, as friends, as colleagues, as classmates, fear women, you know, learn can be 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 one and this is something some 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 of our immediate Muslim and whoever takes a right of a believing person right he takes it how be a meanie by saying well law he sometimes people get caught cheating or they get caught taking someone else's rights away or violating those rights and then
they say well, I didn't do it. Right. Well, law II I did not do it. So the prophets are seldom said whoever does such a thing for the old job. Allahu Allahu na Wilhelm Allah. This is not a joke. Allah has made the fire necessary for this person. And Allah has made the Jenna haram on this person.
All of that Why? Because you not only violated the rights now you're also seeing by ally did not do such a thing. Right? So you're not only violating the rights of the creation of a lot within which also you're violating the right of Eliza which and because he told you not to do that. You're also using the name of Allah hellblazer to gelar to proclaim loud and clear that you never actually did such a thing, right?
So the prophets, Allah Allahu Allah. Now you may say really plagiarism *, you're gonna send us to jam them for plagiarism.
So, so, a man came to the prophets, I send them he also said such a thing. He said, we're in Ghana, she and yes, Ilan, Yasser 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? arrakis
huh. Iraq 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 archery. So this type of stick was known to the Sahaba as well because actually there's a harbor they used to use the rocketry also to get there Miss wax as well. The most common type of miswak during the time of the Prophet Sicilian, was from this rock tree. Right? And until today, it remains the most common miswak that we all use, you know those miswak so you buy for one or two rivets that are packaged, they're all from octrees. Right. So the profits on the last one, he was sitting there
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 learning that you do a lot as a widget, it will definitely hold you accountable for it. Right? So loom is something that oppression is something that a lot of soldiers 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 an 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 Prophet sallallahu it was said and told us clearly in a hadith he said later, that you do not
you will definitely give up the rights that you have violated on the Day of Judgment, Hector, you are the sharp edge and her immediate 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 gold dust 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 dunya.
Another type of ethics that we have within Islam, and this is a very important ethic.
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, don't hum did Allah over sroka give you the glad tiding that definitely, goodness also happens to be on the rise. Okay, we see that so how to LA 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 a larger images, the more we see people coming back to the light of Allah, 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 try 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 a lower should I be afraid of the people? Because sometimes we will give you that argument as well. I mean, they're using fifth 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 allies origin, why should I be afraid of the people? Right? So this is an argument that people advanced nowadays.
But even then, Allah azza wa jal encouraged us to conceal our sins, we all are sinful, we all have dirty laundry is 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 subhana wa tada taught us in the Koran 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 some how to lock 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 say 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 a lot tells us in Nepal on that, in the in the levina, who had Buddha and Tashi alpha to fillerina armano lumada on 1115 yanaka. Below Yeah, no more until you see in sudo to know when the last spoke about that incident with some of the, when some of the people at the time of the Prophet sallallahu it was setting them started to accuse our mother Ayesha with a very evil accusation that was permitted promiscuous in nature, allows origin told us that she's free of the claims that they're making. But towards the end of these ayat, Allah subhana wa tada says, indeed, listen carefully. Those people who wish for the
factory shot 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 Subhana Allah, Allah says, will La Jolla and mo and tonight Allah, Allah knows and all of you don't, okay? Allah knows that none of you know like Eliza, he said, all of us do not know and Allah azza wa jal knows. Now Allah is telling us when you hear of such news, especially when it happens to be a believer, you hear of Fulani and Fulani 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 Sharif or Dean will have something else to say. Right?
So don't say the name. Right. Okay.
the idea is that, when the news goes from one place to another, it will start 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 can seal 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 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 right of Muslim, right? You're supposed to conceal their sins, you're not supposed to reveal them, because Allah subhana wa, tada guided you to that, and the prophets, I'll send them guided you to that as well. Because when you're revealing 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 shavon 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 are being talked about in 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 with it. Okay. So the 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 and we want to send them to
So I stopped,
but inshallah Allah will forgive us all. But know if you commit a sin that you have to also be worried about the warnings of Allah.
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 is to
believe an individual doesn't end up concealing the sins of another person in this world, in satara, hula hula 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 was 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 a law 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 students 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, so counter law brother, myself and JD, 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 Lee might have been last week.
Right? So the idea is that when you have a sin that you've committed, and Elias covered it up for you, you don't go around telling people about your sins, even if you think there's Moldova within that, even if you think there happens to be some admonition within that in sha 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 sense of mine, because I'm telling you, at least I can tell you I have since because the Prophet told us that every single child of Adam is sinful. This is something that I'm 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 Mercury 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 still enjoy a low data call to Elijah, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us this. He said, Good luck to all of my people, all of my nation, all of my own map will be saved. Listen, all of my own men are safe, except those people who talk about their 611 Mujahideen, except those people who mentioned their own sense, except those people who reveal their own sins. And the Prophet continued. He said we're in a minute moja Hara, and Yama Judo allama belay behavior hermelin.
And from la hora happens to be that a man he does something wrong at nighttime. And then when he wakes up, Allah azzawajal 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 stuff and the other, right.
boasting about his sin, telling people you know, I did such and such. I did this and that, and then the profits or send them said, well, but bad
Total 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 us. Since 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. You know, though 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 the stigma, and then it just finishes completely. So a last prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam wants to capitalize on that stigma, so long as that's there, in terms of a specific sin, 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 subhanho wa Taala, to cover up our things. I mean, Yellowfin alameen. And I asked a lot of publicity with journalists to help us also control our own tongues, from revealing our sins, and revealing the things 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 wonder 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 allows religion and Islam. It gives us a wholesome package in this regard. Because Allah subhanho wa 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 one more ability within them. Allah subhana wa tada is messenger, Allah azza wa jal, of course, teach us to, to help the needy, to have concern for the needy, to protect the vulnerable. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he told us in a Hadith, he
said, Sorry, Island Amala sorry, Alan al-mulla, the the person who takes care of the automa the person who takes looks after the the widow, okay?
A Sally and an Alma wedding 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 a lot.
Because in reality, this is from the causes of Eliza, for a person to take care of the widows within society for the person to take care of the needy within society. And the Prophet continued in some traditions, he said, What can I call a military director, and he's like the person who wakes up in nighttime to do the head job, 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 plastic, 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 and 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 you're lucky p strong till you get to 60 and above, right, but slowly, you'll notice you get into your 30s your back's hurting now a 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 disappeared in terms of life in general, right? All your dreams about doing this and the other they're all finished by this time. And then you get to your 60s you literally completely disappear and you're now getting prepared to meet Eliza Witcher 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
Hear me and my wife deliciosa paralyzed 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's just one buy. And then, you know, the first few years, you'll find that you'll remember your anniversary, but when the kids start popping out and stuff, even 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 Shabaab.
Believe me a lot, he comes alive, still a shot, right? But I'm saying what 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 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 thought than I sent out over there, perhaps today, I won't be the way I am. 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 don't have to, let me 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 loo 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 and 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 in and screaming at you you'll have
you know, I'll let you face it when you get there.
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 week from a miscue okay. So go and seek help for your Islam for your religion for your faith strength for your religion, courage in your own self look at that and search for it within the week amongst you right for in tune sorona todos una vida 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 week Allah subhana wa tada blesses you in ways that you never ever thought and the prophets of Allah where it was sending me He even told us of the rights of the week when he said Aloma Hadley alayka Huckleberry Finn, Oh Allah, I am considering I am considering the
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. Muscle will last a little longer. It was said I'm saying I'm considering them sinful if they're violated, okay.
If they're violated I'm considering that a sin and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said and the team when the woman and also the orphanage 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 Dharma. Right? If you read the Quran so many times you'll find mention of the Dharma, 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 them.
rites of these orphans. And Allah subhana wa tada as messenger said, I am considering the rights of these two week categories within society. I'm 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 sometimes people assault sexually assault women. This happens, this happens, you know, you could ask, it's a 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 first 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 the things and the profits on the long run, he was saying them 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 is non gay 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 that 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 subhana wa, tada allowed that and many other rights. But anyways, the lecture is not necessarily about the rights of women, but that is a topic that is very important as well. Another idea is that
of dutifulness, five more minutes.
They told me I can go until 730. I'm just getting started.
And just give me give me a little bit more time and while 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 dutifulness to the parents, beautiful next to the parents.
Now, how many of you have heard of the fact that
under the feet of your mother happens to be gender? Right?
Okay, and how many of you ever heard of the fact that
obedience of your father leads to gender?
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 the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in Sudan and Maasai. Right? Where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he's a man by the name of Jah Hema came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam 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, Hi, 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 me, he said, fetishism Ha.
for England, gender that area, then go and stick to your mother For verily Jenna happens to be below the feet of your mother. Okay. So this, by the way, is an authentic hadith and sooner than the say, the other Hadith which says that agenda to tackle 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 example, in Genesis,
go and stick to your mother For verily 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 in in a sense that the meaning is weak because we have another Heidi's verifying it for us, right. So Jenny now happens to be by the feet of your mother. That means obedience to Allah as obedience to Allah as origin. Right after that comes also the obedience to our parents as well. And this is one of the cornerstones of the Islamic religion.
Together, 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 man. 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 these two parents at an old age, and then he doesn't end up getting into Jannah. You know, as you're preparing to grow older, their demands from you will become less right now. They're telling you do this, do that do that, as you get older, they will start giving you more freedom, inshallah 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
Right. And even as a young man, that doesn't mean wait till I get old inshallah, then I will be the parents,
the prophets or 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 the 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 just enough for you to achieve within the parents. You don't throw them an old folks homes, right. That's what happens in some societies, parents, they're 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 parent 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 their 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 Jenna happens to be below her feet now of course that's metaphorical. That means you'd be kind to her and you be very polite to her you humble yourself to her and inshallah you will get Jana the profits on the long run he was in them he said that and while you do Elsa to a Barbie Jana, the father happens to be the center gate agenda. Okay, this hadith is authentic, okay, for others that he can back away from home. 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 Jelena
inshallah, through your projects, as well as governments to partner with Allah to grant us the ability to practice what we've learned and to conveyed onwards. And I asked Allah subhanho wa 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 draw yet. Okay.
And then comes, inshallah, this is the last point. Okay.
One of the last points, the ties of kin, the ties of kin. Now I know a lot of you have already heard a lot about the ties of kin and your families and relatives and so on and so forth.
I just want to share one Hadees 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 try to inshallah keep all of the Hadith that I use are to be authentic because somehow we have so much in the authentics Nova Rasulullah sallallahu it recently right?
Allah had created the creation.
And then when Allah subhanho wa Taala had created the creation, there are him, the the ties of kin, they stood before Allah azza wa jal, and they started asking Allah azza wa jal and they said how matar mala
The basic meaning of this, a lot happens to be the station of, of a person who is seeking refuge in You or Allah from someone severing these ties. So the regime itself. Now the scholars have different interpretations in this Some say that literally Allah is originally animated. Okay? Meaning brought it to life. Right? This idea that happens to simply be a concept within people's minds lineage and, and relationships are not animated, this is an opinion, but others say no, this is just a metaphor, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam is using to tell us of this particular idea of the Russian. So the Russian demanded from Allah asked Allah or Buddha is a theologian. And by the way, the latter
is the opinion of lmm and nawawi. Any mama 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 Rahim demanded from Allah azza wa jal, its rights on that day. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Now this is not the metaphorical part. This is reality. Allah subhanho wa Taala said Allah tala lane, and I'll see them and 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 alar strengthens his relationship with that individual as well. We're always asking how can we connect to a lot as a widget right? So those connections that you have through your genes and through your lineage, your parents, your uncle's, your Auntie's, your cousins and your brothers and sisters, when you strengthen those relationships, Allah azzawajal 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 was cut off by Allah, his origin, 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 the ties of kin and you will strengthen these ties of kin. Now I come to a point that I think what la alum 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 were 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, 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 work 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 their, 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 uncles, your brothers, your sisters, your father, parents, grandparents, those aren't your direct family. Those people you have to be definitely conscious of as an obligation. then beyond that circle is people that are not directly related to your cousins, your second cousins, your 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 all along while he was sending me said in a hadith in Sahih Muslim, he said about rule bill
and you'll see it over judo. Allah would be the best of the best of beautifulness to your parents. Happy
To be when a person is beautiful to the friends and the loved ones of his father are 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, oh 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 Prophet says, Scylla 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 economical, so dear to him, and being kind to their friends, right. So
whoever 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,
even after the family was no longer there.
We know that the Prophet's marriage to her deja 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 prophet SAW Selim is happened to be from the children of hydrogen are the lungs.
Right? Now, after Khadija had died, I shall do lung delana, who was one of the wives of the Prophet? And she was one of the most beloved wives to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Right.
But Khadija always had a greater status in the heart of the prophets of Allah partiers, and even after she died, and I used to say that I had never had more read on word jealousy of another woman than Khadija I never, 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 shall de la jealous of the profits first wife Khadija de la la even though she had already passed away before the marriage of the profits a little longer, it would send them to Hawaii, even though Khadija was already married prior to that, even though Khadija had even though he was an older woman, when the Prophet got married, I Isha was younger, Ayesha, and she
even told the prophets I send them look, I'm younger, I'm this I'm that and the prophets and send them said no, no, Khadija, right?
Why? Because Khadija had a special place in the heart of the prophets, I said, right.
And by the way, this also shows you something. Some people try to accuse the prophets on the long run, he was setting them as a man of desires, or to have been desires, then all the younger wives, the prophets I send them would have had them on his mind. Hi deja was the woman that was always on his mind, because it was a true love relationship, the profits on the long run he was setting them. He was not only his Salatu was Salam. Some people as some people tried to claim that the Prophet sallallahu it was certainly 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 he shot herself. And she is the wife of
Rasulullah. She said he was the he's the most evil of humanity to control his desires soliloquies.
when Khadija passed away in Medina, and the prophets Allah sent him had some of the companions who would accepted Islam at that time travel 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 is being kind and do default to family friends, they're not relatives now. Right? And every time someone related to or close to her deja would come the profits or something would become happy all over again. Right? And he will be extra kind to those people who happen to be related to what happened to be friends of Heidi Jodie about the idea. Now 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 asked him lots of Hannah with Allah to grant us Sophia to practice to convey exactly Willow Clinton for
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