Changing Yourself Before You Change Others
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the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
said in Hadith in Sahih Bukhari and Muslim
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he said, I heard the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam say that on the Day of Judgment
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He said, on the Day of Judgment a man will be brought
and he will be thrown into the Hellfire
and his intestines
from his stomach.
So your dude will be how can you do Rahim are
and so he will go around
the his within his test and he will go round and round. Just like
he will go in circles around his intestines. Just like a donkey goes around. When it has when it's you know
when it has the grains and it's making
the mill going around the mill
he will he will do that on the Day of Judgment. And this is something that is a very disgusting scene.
very severe than intestine of people that would come out and he would go round and round. And so the people of the Hellfire for Gemini lay
the people in the Hellfire will gather around him
for your cologne. And they will say yeah, hola and Masha look
also and so
what happened to you? In other words, what what is it?
What is it that you did
to deserve such severe punishment?
they say to him, unless the countertop model will narrow when you the one that used to tell us to do good.
What I didn't munkar and forbade us from evil
fireball and then he will tell them come to our Mortal Kombat maroof I used to tell you to do good work.
it, but I would not do them
when how commanded sharp
was it and I would forbid you from doing evil, but then I myself would do them.
And so this is the punishment
for a person for the people who,
if they're examples for others, they call others to do good and they themselves don't act upon it.
They will be first of all the Prophet some of them said, the man will be thrown in the hellfire. That means easily acts of the people in the Hellfire, who do not act upon the knowledge that they have, or who do not, who teach others and did not act upon what they taught what they have themselves taught.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala
those who do not act upon the knowledge that they have.
And so, when a person
sets an example, you have two types of knowledge. You have first of all the theoretical aspect of it. And then you have the practical aspect of it.
The prophets and messengers of Allah subhanho wa Taala when they were sent to mankind,
they were given their duties.
And the duties are as Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions in many verses in the Quran.
about the coming of the prophets on the law they have something to do our Prophet Ibrahim and other verses also relate similar verses. When Allah subhanho wa Taala when he asked when the Prophet Ibrahim ask Allah subhana wa tada to send a messenger amongst them he mentioned the duties yet to Allah him yet through Allah him I Attica to recite to them universes
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First of all, to recite the verses seven the verses in the Quran, when the knowledge
is being revealed to the prophets and messengers.
Their job is to recite those verses, in that knowledge that are lost somehow this has bestowed upon them to the people so that they recite, also, by reciting only isn't enough, you don't recite.
And then you understand it according to your own whims and desires. No, you have to understand it according to the understanding of the companions of the Messenger of Allah and his companions. And that's why while you are leaving, who will keytab reciting the IRS and then teaching them the book means teaching them the Quran teaching them that which was that which has been had been revealed to them. So theoretically, you recites and then understand
and understanding how do you understand it, you don't understand this the way that you want to, because nowadays,
there are people who are called for one particular group or anyone, they take the Quran, and they say, forget about the Hadith. We're not certain about it, so we just take the Quran and so they interpret the Quran according to their whims and desires.
And that's why the Prophet Solomon had spoken about those people. He said, Latvian hadoken let me not find one of you would take you and Allah Erica T, let him know let me find one of you
leaning on his Arica or you know on his couch or leaning, relaxing with a full stomach saying, Give me the Quran. Whatever is in the Quran is halal, no Quran it is halal. And that's what I that's and whatever is
haram then that's what will take and they reject the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam
let me not find one of you doing that. And nowadays we have people like that, who do not take who say that they take the Quran, but they don't take the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. So they rejected but Allah subhanho wa Taala orders, the prophets and messengers when they are given the knowledge in the book, to teach it so that they can understand it properly.
Because if you don't understand it properly, just like the Christians and the Jews, and so forth,
Worth and some Muslims, they will twist the understanding of an ion versus the way they want it to be understood according to their own whims and desires. Instead of understanding in the correctly the correct way. Well you are labeled omake taba well hikmah what is hekla
hekla is putting everything in its rightful place.
Well O'Shea female all the
putting things as she as female while they're putting things in its rightful place.
That means whatever.
And the Hikmah in this verse is the son of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So, when something is learned, it has to be applied.
And the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was that example. And that's why when,
when the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
would teach the companions, you would see it in his actions. And that's why I wrote the law on her, when she was asked about the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
and his character.
She said, kind of Hulu, Al Quran, his character was the Quran.
Here applied whatever you want to see the walking quote, and that was it.
And so that's why when a person learns something,
you either learn most people learn by imitating and copying.
But when you're young, you learn something.
When you learn something, theoretically, when you learn when somebody tells you to do something,
if you don't see it applied,
it may have some type of meaning, but you can't really fully understand it until you see it applied correctly.
Let me give you just an example. One of our Messiah,
he was sitting
with us, he was sitting with the students, some of the students.
while they were eating, everyone was eating.
After finishing the food,
one of the students took and this was at a restaurant. One of the students took a couple of toothpicks. He didn't take one, he took one. And he took a couple and put it in his his his pocket
to the couple and he put in his pocket.
The students who were there, they didn't make anything out of it. And they didn't notice anything. It wasn't anything different. Probably some of them do it themselves. And a lot of us sometimes we go to the restaurants, right? We need some paper napkins in our car, we just take extra butter in our pocket and then put it in the glove compartment for extra. We don't even think about it. We don't think anything of it at all whatsoever.
The chef turns to the brother to the brother this one of the students turns to the brother
says do you not fear Allah?
If you were the owner of this restaurant, would you want every customer to do that?
Would you want every every customer to do that? Come and take it's just like five six toothpicks. Okay? Let's see. He said young you don't need to take, take whatever you need. It's okay. But now for the next five meals.
And that's when we read the Quran about taqwa Allah subhanho wa Taala.
When we hear
a Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the words and so forth. Sometimes we read the quote and the is when Allah subhana wa Taala says la la vie de Rosario Allah tala Kabir Ratan Illa Sahaja.
He does not allow anything big or small, except that he holds you accountable for it another day judgment, you're going to be accountable for Allah subhanho wa Taala. Every little thing that includes those toothpicks that you took when you were supposed to only take one or two, whatever you needed, instead of taking the whole thing.
Notice that we read these verses. But when it comes to applying it when you see it in action, like the students who were there at that table at that day, that night, that day,
those words and the action being applied correctly in the right place
will affect them and it will stay in their minds for the rest of their lives.
Because like they say, actions speak louder than words. And so that's why the first thing that you have to do
is of course you have to have knowledge.
This Mira baccala, the Hala the first words that were revealed
are to learn and then afterwards, you act upon it. As Allah subhanho wa Taala says, while also by the time inside Allah Fie hustle. Indeed all of mankind is in loss Illa Allah Xena, Amma know why mula solly had, except for those who believe in an Act to do righteous deeds, in other words, they act according to their beliefs, what was how will hockey and they advise each other in good weather will also be subject. And so
acting upon it,
as I mentioned, is something that is mandatory, something that you have to
hustle and bustle he said that a morale man knowledge of two types for Mr. Ellison knowledge that is in the, in the tongue. For that, to lie, I'll eliminate Adam. He said, that's the proof
of a loss of Hannah's proof against the children of Adam.
What does that mean? That means whatever you learn, whatever you say, whatever, you know,
that on the day of judgment will either help you, or it will be against you. If you act upon it,
then it will help you and it will be proved for you. But it will if you do not act upon the knowledge that you have, then it will be proof against you. And so the second type he said, we're gonna fill
for that for that aka Elmo nafa. He said, then the knowledge that's in the heart, and that's when that's what you call
beneficial knowledge. Because when it comes in, it goes into the heart. That means you're short with your actions. You show and you see with your actions. And so that's what the actions follow. And
those who do not act upon
the knowledge that they have. Allah subhanho wa Taala gives us
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the example of those
who minotauro to carry the Torah, the Jews,
salami, Aloha, and then they do not follow it up. You know, I mean, following it up with deeds method in the Maori, I mean, as far it's just like a donkey that carries
books and knowledge on its back.
And so nowadays, you have things that are very
they have a lot of knowledge.
A lot of elements hide it, for example, this this iPad or computer that you have,
or share Google
share. Google is very knowledgeable.
You can type anything, and they'll give you an answer.
Some of them are right on the wrong answer for everything.
Rubbish at Google.
He doesn't act upon it.
He just carries it.
And so it doesn't help. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Those people are just like, the Jews who have the knowledge but didn't father act upon it. And it's something that's very dangerous.
When a person has that knowledge and does not act upon it.
This is following the actions of the Jews.
And it's dangerous because Allah subhana wa tada
my lead those people astray. He Himself will. Allah subhanho wa Taala says for Lamas, Abu azova, la palabra home, when they went astray, out of knowledge, they had knowledge but they didn't follow it up with deeds.
They knew that the Prophet sallallahu assembly was truly a prophet and messenger of Allah, but they didn't follow Him and so
was against him. So Allah subhanho wa Taala himself says, as Allahu kulula, whom Allah Subhana Allah Himself, led them astray. And this is something that is very detested in the sight of Allah subhanho wa Taala
Allah Subhana dislikes.
It's so much he uses the word mcta Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Yeah, you have levena M and o Li metropolo. Nema Latifah alone. caribou Rama pasa en la de PUE Luma Hello, are you who believe, why do you not?
Why do you say that what you do not practice? No Do you do not act upon Kabbalah maakten. Truly,
it's a great
this, this like, or detested greatly in the sight of Allah, that you say that which you do not act upon.
And so a person dour for that hour to be successful.
It has to be followed up by examples.
It has to be followed by examples.
And that's what we're lacking right now. When a person has knowledge, nowadays, when you learn from books, you don't learn the diamond, the etiquettes from the from the teachers.
And so you see a lot of students quote unquote, students have knowledge, or students have shared Google.
They might read a lot.
But they don't have the etiquettes.
They don't have the manners to convey it properly.
And it's because they don't see that knowledge being practice
in front of them.
That's the difference between
listening to the tapes only. And learning from that share or learning from that person. And being with him. The Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
when he gave his hospice hookless, his quota and the member. And when he gave the reminders after prayer, when he spoke to the companions, he didn't just finish with the hotbar, and then go to his rooms. And then you don't see him again next week.
He finished he taught them. And then he ate with them. He traveled with them. he interacted with them, he visited them. And so you saw the actions.
You saw all what was taught to you in practice. And it's so much stronger when you see that in practice. And that's why it's not just
it's not just proper just to tell somebody to do this and that you have to set examples. And in order for us
to set examples,
to set examples, you have to feel the responsibility of this knowledge.
the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
they felt the great responsibility
of the knowledge that they acquired. And that is why
Abdullah have numerous road. radi Allahu anhu.
He described to us how the companions used to learn the Quran. And he said, we used to learn 10 verses at the time, just 10 verses at a time.
And we would not go to the next 10 verses.
Until we until we had learn the meanings thereof.
Learn the rulings extract that from these verses and then put them to practice. And that's when we
how we learn. That's how they memorize the Quran. Why because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said
Al Quran in Mahajan, laka or hydrogen alike.
The Quran is either evidence for you and the day judgment proof for you or it will be against you
with the knowledge that you have will be proof for you or for or against you. The Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
He said in a hadith is limited to me the
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A person will not leave the standing on the Day of Judgment, his feet will not move.
In other words, he will continue to stand until he asks another you don't go this way or that way to Hellfire or to the two gentlemen, you don't move from the from the plane on the Day of Judgment. Until you ask about your age, your life how you spent it. When I tell me he
and his knowledge, my philosophy and his knowledge what he did with it.
One marry him in a inaccessible with FEMA and Fatah, one Shabaab he FEMA Abdullah,
and his wealth, what he acquired it from and how he spent it, and the youth the time and when he was young. How he spent that time.
It's so that time when your youth, it's so important, you get a general question about your whole life. And then it's so important that there's a focus on just the youth, the age in which you are still young.
out there that are the Allahu anhu. He said.
He said, The thing that I fear the most in America, Shama, Robbie, Yama, Yama, the thing I fear
from Allah from my lord the most from my lord of the day judgment is that he will call me in front of all the people I love
for you personally, and He will say to me, your oil, and he says, oh, little Homer.
Love bake, and he was saying to bake Robbie. He said, At your service, oh my lord. Now I'm into FEMA Island. What did you do with what you learn?
Allah will ask is that's that's one of the questions right now.
I want everybody to
ask ourselves that question.
Of all the knowledge that you know,
the things that you know, that you should be doing, how much of that are you putting it to practice?
If a lot of you are to die and Allah asked you, how would you respond to Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And that's what he was afraid of.
And he said also, he said lent Hakuna Villa elmia Lehman had technical nebbia, Milan, you will not be a scholar or personal knowledge, with that knowledge of yours until you become until you use what you have learned. And put it into practice. Use what you learn, and put it to practice.
arguably be thought liberati Allahu anhu. He said.
Your Hamlet alone are carriers of knowledge.
There are men who will be here in the mulayam alum.
practice what you know, for D the island man.
Elman wafaa, Amarillo, Elmo, Madhava, Elmo, Amarillo, Elmo, for the person who is not of knowledge
is the one whose actions
do not contradict his knowledge and other he follows the actions that he that he has that he has. And so
putting your actions to practice, as I mentioned, before calling other people is something that is
very, very important in the scholars before, of course, scholars of Islam before they knew
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He never spoke about. He never spoke about emancipating a slave or freeing a slave
until one day
he brought up the topic and his students never heard him speak about that yet. And so he said,
I never spoke about that because I never did it yet. And I just did it A day or two ago. And so that's why I'm speaking about it now.
Why? Because when a person does something, he acts he acts upon it. When you speak from experience.
That means it's coming from the heart.
And when that knowledge is coming from the heart, it goes
To the heart. And that's when Allah subhanho wa Taala puts Baraka in that knowledge.
Because there are a lot of people who teach.
But Allah subhanho wa Taala does not put Baraka in that knowledge. You listen to a lot of scholars, and lectures.
But sometimes when you leave and you go back home,
it doesn't stay with you, or very little of it only when your wife asks you, honey, what did the Imam speak about today.
And then you will tell them, oh, he spoke about this, and that, after one minute, you're finished, oh, he only spoke for one minute.
And then you try to think of some more things. And then you probably if you were paying attention a lot, maybe you could speak for three minutes or four minutes. And that's it.
But then there are sometimes some people, some, you listen to them.
And then if somebody asks you, you can sit with them and repeat everything over and over again. And we repeat almost every word that he says.
That's when you have Baraka in that knowledge. In order for a person,
in order for the knowledge, to be blessed to have Baraka in it. One of the ways is you have to act upon it first. And that's where the Baraka is because it comes from the heart.
And when a person acts upon it, that means the loss of Hannah loves it because the opposite Allah dislikes greatly. he dislikes greatly that you say that what you do not act upon. And that's why sometimes, I remember some of the
some of our teachers
they would speak to us, give us the doors for that day
at the university, and there were some teachers that I didn't need to take notes.
I wanted to focus on and want to listen, I didn't take notes, but I would take the notes from my friend later on. But I would remember most To this day, maybe 15 years ago, if I can still a particular topic that he might have spoken about. I can still break it down today. Just the way it is just the way he broke it down. Just heard it one time only. And then there are some people you listen. Not that because not because I'm smarter or anything like that. Because there are some people you listen to them. And you don't remember hardly anything of it at all.
Now, what's the difference? The difference is the difference here is when a person speaks out of sincerity,
when it's coming from the heart,
and they're acting upon it, Allah blesses that knowledge. And he wants that person
to benefit more from that knowledge. Because he wants others Allah wants others to memorize it, to know it so they can act upon it so he will be rewarded by it also.
That's when knowledge is blessed. And that's why there are some scholars that you can go to any Masjid
and you will find the books and the shelves and every must in every Islamic library.
an Imam Al Bukhari Rahim Allah
Who doesn't know Allah mammal Buhari.
That's a status that Allah subhana wa Taala raised him up.
Raise them up. And
why is it in every book, every book, every library?
It's because Allah subhanho wa Taala.
saw was in his heart.
And if you read his era, you see how he practice what he learned.
And the piety with that was it within him? And so that's why
every time you know every Muslim
in the world,
if you ask him, Do you know who element Buhari is?
Everyone knows le mama Buhari. mean, if you pray five times a day, or even two, three times a day, or even once a week, you still know who a mama Ducati is.
And so not only that, when you hear his name,
it puts you at peace.
When the whole team says, Allah Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa salam.
O Allah Rasool Allah is Allah Allah Allah
He was alarmed that he mentioned Howdy. And you're listening to the Hadith. And it seems like it's a strange idea. Maybe you didn't hear it yet. And he says Raja Bukhari hamdulillah.
Like the whole oma is at peace. When you hear Allah Mambo le Manoir his name.
How did he come to that level? When you read the seer are these are the scholars Lama Rabbani in these are the scholars who not only had knowledge, but they gave all their efforts for the for for, for raising La ilaha illa Allah and you see that they practiced it, and they put it in their deeds. So, law somehow put Baraka in it. And so people are still benefiting from it. Other people, other stars and so forth, who have who are famous. They were famous in their time, when their time is over, everything is gone.
When you ask people nowadays, right about soccer players, right? You speak about hey, you know, the elders always say those people are Pele, right? Yes, the kids now then go who's Pele?
They don't know. Who Pelayo is.
But they have their stars let's over his time is over. But when it comes to the great scholars, Allah somehow raises their status. Why because they act upon the knowledge that they had. And
when you act upon the knowledge that you have, as I mentioned, Allah Subhana Allah, Allah puts blessing in that knowledge. And so one of the first one of the requisites is to apply that which you are teaching, but at the same time, let's say something, you see somebody doing something
This is a munkar that you see. And then you're thinking in your own mind. Uh, you know, I do that too. Sometimes.
I do that too, sometimes. So do you not prevent him from doing the munkar?
They say, Tom might come to you, and say, Hey, you know, you do that sometimes, too. Why are you going to stop him from doing it? Just let him do it. No, you actually should stop him. Because when you see a moon cloud, you should if you're able to, you should prevent it. If you don't, that's a wrong, you yourself by not. By doing that yourself. Maybe some other time. That's wrong. But don't put a wrong with another wrong.
So just because you For example, let's say somebody for example, maybe once in a while they listen to music.
And then they see somebody listen to music.
Do you just say oh, I listen, sometimes also forget about it.
Now what you do is you stop them from doing so. And by doing that, you're reminding yourself and you make that conviction, inshallah I'm going to stop doing.
So by ordering others to not do something. You're also reminding yourself and you have to make that conviction that you will also stop it, but by you letting it go. Then you are incurring another wrong. That's another wrong by you not preventing it. So don't fall into that fall. For the tricks, tricks of the sheath on
when calling others Allah subhanho wa Taala says, woman, sir, no.
Ilan Swanee. Ha. Well, I mean, I'm sorry, how?
Paul in any minute, mostly me.
Then who is better in speech than the one who calls to Allah? And does righteous deeds.
So lots of Hamlet and he says that I'm amongst the Muslims, those who surrendered themselves to the will of Allah. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says the best of speech are those who call to Allah, and then they act upon it, not just calling to Allah and not acting upon it. So the best speech has to be income accompanied
by good deeds. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says, what are the law letting me know why milosavljevic Hance the home of Pharaoh to Algeria? Navin, Allah Subhana has promised those who believe and act upon their belief, they do good righteous deeds. They will have forgiveness from Allah and they will have a great reward. Allah subhanho give them a Jonah Lim and
as I mentioned, in order for you to do something
You have to start changing yourself first.
when when you start to change yourself, where do you start? How do you start to change?
First of all,
it's a, it's a lot, it's very, it's difficult for most people
to change, maybe some habits that they're used to all the time.
The majority of us,
the majority of the people, for whom the majority of people, it's difficult for us to change overnight to a different person right away. So
the best way is to start with little steps.
And the little steps have to be consistent.
little steps have to be consistent. Once you're consistent with something even, it's a small amount, Allah subhanho wa Taala will help you.
And after you take those steps, in order for you to change yourself, you need company,
you need good companionship.
And so you have to try to invite others to do the same thing. Because most humans feel very uncomfortable.
being different from everybody else.
It's the nature of humans, it's very uncomfortable for to be different for everybody else. When everybody's wearing a certain type of clothing. And you're the only one that's wearing something different. You have this feeling of discomfort. And so if you want to change, then you have to change within yourself. And also be in the company of those who who are righteous. And if they're not there, then you try to change them also by reminding them because it will only help you, it will only help you. And so, as I mentioned, taking few small steps at a time and be consistent, is something that is very, very important. And working together. And try not to blame the times where
the situation that you're in.
Because you know, we're always blaming other things and so forth. This and that. But the only thing that we should blame, there's nothing wrong with the times when it's just us. That's all. So we should change within ourselves. And if you're sincere in that,
taking the first step, then Allah subhanho wa Taala will help us. And
also, when you change that which is in your family,
you have to contribute.
Let's say you yourself, take care of your children very well.
You teach them the Quran, you remind them
the words of Allah, and you remind them to act to do righteous deeds at home, teach them teaching them morals, but then they go to their aunt's house. They go to their cousin's house, they go to their friend's house, whatever you have taught, because their family is not the same,
has just been ruined.
And so that's why you have to
work. Just because
let's say you do not have children. Yet, maybe it doesn't mean you shouldn't help to work to make the children better, make the community better, because we all need each other. And so the first step to changing you change yourself, and then you call others and as I mentioned, when a person calls others
also and he acts upon it, then Allah subhanho wa Taala will help him and that's why Allah subhanho wa Taala
tells us and I A surah that Alabama shafa he said, there's one surah in the Quran.
If it was just this or that Sora only, it would be enough of a proof against humanity.
And that is what us by the time in the insane lfv hustle.
Indeed, all of mankind
is truly in loss because the loss of a house is in that so keep that emphasis in insana law. fee lamb also is Toki
So he's emphasizing this that all of mankind is in loss, except for those who believe believe, lol, Athena, Amman.
And then they act upon it while I'm in society hat.
And if they also what are they? What else do they need? What else? How will help, and they have to advise each other and doing good. So you start off with doing righteous deeds, belief, knowledge, belief and righteous deeds yourself first. And then you invite each other also. And if you do that, it's not going to be easy. There's nothing easy.
You're going to find opposition. So when that opposition comes, what do you do?
What the last hope is sub advise each other, to be firm,
and to be strong, and to have patience. And you have to understand that patience is not just in times of calamity and so forth. Patience in the obedience of Allah, consistency and patience in the obedience of Allah. And then there's patience in avoiding sins, staying away from that, which is haraam. And then there's, then there's patience, when a calamity befalls upon a person. And so
when a person
when you look at the time of the scholars before,
one of the things that when you look at the
stories in the Quran, what are the benefits of these stories?
Allah subhanho wa Taala, for example, will speak about patience. Allah subhanho wa Taala
could easily just tell us to be patient could easily just tell us to be patient. But when you don't see how to apply patience to patients, then you won't know unless you see an example. So it has to be put into deeds. So if you don't have the people in front of you, what's the best alternative?
So in the stories of the poor and his eyebrow,
his lesson, these are lessons.
are lessons for us when we read the orders and commands of Allah subhanho wa Taala and the prohibitions in the Quran. We might not know how to apply them correctly. But then when you see in the stories of the Quran, then you see it more clearly. And that's why actions are very important. Before a person starts to change others, you have to see it and that's why Allah subhana wa Taala, for example, teaches us patience, and tells us gives us many stories of the Quran. And the story of Prophet Yusuf of how patient he was, and what his true patience
when Prophet yopu he says
Allah, Hola. Hola. Hola Mustang. Oh Allah moto seafood. We will. Before that, he says, As for me for Southern German. I will have beautiful patience. And Allah is the one who asked for help. You look at prophet Yaqoob alayhi salam, how patient was he?
First of all, he lost his son.
And he was patient. He didn't even scold his children.
He didn't even scold and yelled at his children.
He said he just said valsa wallet local Memphis Welcome amaura for sovereign Jamil
he didn't even punish them for this and that he was patient and then when he lost his children, he lost profit use of and his brother also Binyamin and the eldest brother also.
He cried fatawa Allah and Houma. Kalia Asafa Allah uses, he said, although the sorrow of the loss of use of he turns away from his children because he doesn't want to complain, because true patience is when you don't complain to others.
But you turn to Allah you don't look for sympathy from others to others to feel sorry for you you know you don't need that you turn to Allah and that's why fatawa line whom will call is of Allah use of will be about Dinah human and husband.
And his eyes became he became blind
became the cry because of the insistent crying and so it shows us that patience
through patience is when you turn to Allah. And when we see examples, and then in the end, Prophet use of of how patient he was through all of that. He forgave his brothers. Letter three baalei como yo, yo, Hola. Hola.
Hola. Hola como.
Indeed, Allah subhanho wa Taala has forgiven you.
And there's no blame on you today. So you see the true patience being applied in the stories?
And why are these? Why are these stories are for us. Because these stories are setting examples in action.
And they are very powerful and strong. And people when they see it, it affects them more than just words.
And that's why when a person if you want Baraka, if you want blessing in the knowledge that you have, you have to apply it yourself before you change it and change yourself before you change others.
And that's the most successful of the dour because there are others who call, you might see a lot of people, but the end result will not be that great. But when a loss of a handler sees the sincerity in a person, and when a person is sincere, what happens, they act upon it, what's in the heart, what's in the heart, they act upon it. And they also wherever they teach,
it remains, even if it's just a small amount, because Allah wants to reward the sincerity of that person by magnifying the reward that that person has. And that's why as I mentioned there are other scholars also like for example, I remember Noah we Rahim Allah, Who doesn't know Allah know he, is there any maktabah
any library Islamic library that does not have 40 Hadith, or rather salire there are so many other books. Why are these books here with us. And other Hadith books, there are 1000s and 1000s and 1000s of other Hadith books similar to it, but nobody knows them.
Nobody knows them. But these books, every Masjid you see them,
every household has them. Why? It's because when you read about these great scholars,
you see one thing that they have in common, whatever they learned, they put it to practice.
And so if you want Baraka in the Dharma,
teach, learn, put it to practice, and then teach it.
And every single night, we should hold ourselves accountable and ask ourselves, what did I learn today? And how did I put that into practice? That's why
America is at hassle and fusa comfortable and to her Sabu. He said, hold yourself accountable before you're held accountable. And part of that accountability is the knowledge that you have. And if you are, if you have knowledge, also
part of this accounts of knowledge, you know, the wealth that you have
wealth that you have,
that is passed the nisab we have more than that he saw the amount that the cat is obligatory. If you don't give this a cat, it ruins
it spoils the wealth that you have. The loss of Hannah doesn't bless it.
When you give this a cat, that's when you purify it. That's when you purify. That's what the cats means purification, purification of your wealth,
from the wealth that you're supposed to give others.
purification of knowledge
is the cuts of knowledge
of anyone that you have,
is amyl is the deeds. And if you're thankful for that knowledge that you have, when you're thankful for anything, you use that in the obedience of Allah.
That means you're thankful if you're healthy. Then you use that health in the obedience of Allah, it shows you're thankful for.
If you are knowledgeable, you have knowledge and you practice it. One way to show that you're thankful to Allah
is to share that knowledge to convey that knowledge. It's just like when you have wealth. If you're thankful for the wealth that Allah gives you, then you spend that wealth in that which pleases
that's an indication that you are thankful. And that's why when the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
stood up to pray. He used to pray until his feet were swollen.
They were swollen.
And then when he was asked by Ayesha because she felt passionate for him.
You know, why are you doing this? He has already forgiven your past and future since? What did he say? He said?
session iba thankful?
Shouldn't I be a thank for servant, meaning Allah Subhana has made me a prophet and messenger, should I increase my worship, because I'm thankful for that. And so with the knowledge that a person has,
you have, if you're thankful for that, with Islam, if you're thankful for Islam, then you have to make the cut of that also, by giving that message of Islam giving the message of Islam to others also. And believe it or not, we Muslims need to do that more than ever,
we need to put it into practice.
Why because we say that we are
the best in manners. And we know that our Deen teaches us the best in manners and the Prophet, our Prophet is the best in manners. But when it comes to practice, we don't see it.
And nowadays, it's much more important for us to apply and to show our actions true as true Muslims, to help our neighbors to be kind to our neighbors, even if they're not Muslims. Because when something happens, let's say a nine, another 911 occurs, and the media is bashing the Muslims left and right, your neighbors will know
that the media is lying.
Because they will say, you know, I have Muslim neighbors also.
And they always helped me. And they come to know they always speak kindly to me. And when I need anything, they're always there for me. And even if I don't need it, they come forward to ask if I need if I need anything. I've never had neighbors like that before.
And the Muslims were like that. It doesn't matter what the media says.
Because the mass and the people will see it in character. And the words that come to them from the TV will mean nothing, because they see the actions of the Muslims are different from what others are saying about them.
And so that's why before we change others, we ourselves have to change ourselves first.
And we have to take those steps. And you might say, well,
it's difficult sometimes to change. In order for us to change. We have to
do that which is consistent as the Prophet Sutherland said.
Humble Amell hydrolat man, at one hour in the best of deeds are that which is most consistent, even if it's just a small amount. You start off with something small. And then you build from that. Once you're consistent, then you increase it. And that's how the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam were. And if you do that, in sha Allah, Allah Subhana Allah, Allah, Allah will help us, strengthen us by making us stronger and change helping change ourselves first, but we have to make that conviction. And when you make that conviction,
don't make the conviction to just be a better Muslim.
Most people they want to be better than yesterday. No, try to be the best. Try to be the best Muslim. And so hope is there there's hope in the Muslims. You know, the the Prophet sallallahu Sallam told us about email and Maddie. He gave us one of the characteristics of email Maddie
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Alabama, Alabama MADI, one of his characteristics that the prophets have mentioned about him, he said, your slave woofie, Yeoman will Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala will rectify him in one day, one night, day and night. One day night, what did the scholars say about this? They said that maybe he wasn't so practicing before. He wasn't Muslim good, but he wasn't.
Maybe something happened. That changed. He changed. Like how some of us something happens in our lives and then we change for the better.
And so, what happens?
He doesn't change, just to be a better Muslim.
He doesn't change to be a better Muslim. He changes to be the best Muslim
So you see all the injustice right now.
He will change that when he comes when he's the ruler, he will change that to justice. And there'll be widespread justice in place of the widespread injustice that's happening now.
And so that gives us hope. Not only that doesn't just give us hope, gives us hope, to be my mother, of course, but gives us hope, that no matter what situation we are, we can change for the best to be the best person that we can be.
Just last month,
I was in luck.
You know, when you come into the airport,
when you come into the airport,
you see chaos.
People are treated like cattle, right? From gate to gate, they push you. And they take forever. I know. And certainly some of the things that they do. I was speaking to a
who had a group.
He had been at the airport
for two days,
two days, because he had just come from England. And he doesn't know how to deal with Arabs, and deal with Muslims, not just Arab Muslims.
You have a long line,
you have a long line that people don't line up. Everyone goes like that. Now, he's not used to pushing people away, to get to pay these needs to pay because they weren't accepting checks that were coming from us.
He was, except they weren't accepting checks. And so he didn't know how to he spent two days at the airport. Two days, him and his family, they spent two days at the airport. It was the chaos.
People are just pushing each other. When you get to the buses also, there's chaos on the buses. You get on the buses and other people are trying to jump into the bus the same with you. And they're not in your group. They just hop in and you need some seats, you need to know that they don't get up. And so you have there's, there's there's organization, but the people are not listening.
And when you go to the masjid, you see people fighting for hygiene is what they just push each other and so forth. There's so much chaos. Right? And you think to yourself, now you'll get these are lessons that you learned in hindsight, the first thing that comes to your mind. So how are the Muslims going to change? Are we supposed to be the best but look at the matters
of the manners of the Muslims. In fact, sometimes you look for a place to throw trash because the Muslim world people are so used to throwing trash everywhere. You're in America you don't throw trash everywhere I had I help. I remember when I first got to Medina. When I first reached Medina. I was looking for a trash can I held the can after drinking the water will you know the pop
for half an hour looking for the garbage can? I didn't find the garbage can. Then the brother came. I said where's the garbage can? Why don't they have any garbage cans here in the street? And they said right here, just throw it
out there. One second. One second. Assalamu alaikum, warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. Everybody's quiet. The whole three and a half billion people are silence.
And then when the man says Allahu Akbar, the whole three and a half million follow all in unison together.
Those are some of the lessons and hij and it gives us hope. But what is it that organized everything
that brought that change? What is it to La ilaha illa Allah.
When you say Allah is the Greatest, that's when change comes. When you come to the masjid, you put your head on the ground, you throw your problems aside, it's not my problem. My feelings that's important. It's a law.
And you put your your your your personal affairs aside, it's Allahu Akbar, everybody is together, no matter how rich or how poor you are, everybody's on the same line, same roll. Look at that organization. There is no drill instructor, no general in the whole world that can do that.
That can bring people in organized people like that, in rows, three and a half million in one second. Everyone's in a row. And everyone's falling one person only everything's quiet. That's Islam. That in itself is a miracle. And that gives the Muslims hope. So change
is coming and change can easily happen. But when we come back to La ilaha illAllah
It starts with us changing every individual,
you change yourself. And then you call others to that. You call and we're not talking about Obama change, that doesn't work.
We're talking about La, la, la, la,
la, la, la La chain here.
Because that works.
But when order for that to work, we have to say Allahu Akbar,
we have to realize that the good of the community and the good of the people
is more important than just our personal little problems amongst ourselves, then worry, of course, we practice, put it in practice ourselves, and set examples. I remember,
I was in a conference one time in Florida.
I walked by a bathroom.
And the janitor there
was cleaning the bathroom.
He said, I hate Muslims.
So I looked at I said, Why do you hate Muslims? He says, look at this.
Other people read this place. But the bathrooms are always clean. But I want you to look at this right here. Look at it. There's water all over and look at the bathroom stalls. There's like bottles of water all over next to it.
Like every bathroom has two or three bottles of water, right?
Like a monster. I tried to tell him I said, Look what they're doing is wrong. But you see the impression that people have the action. Now that guy immediately you know, normally people don't say I hate somebody right away.
Right? But you know, he has to clean all of this up. But he never has to clean it with non Muslims go there. Why are you like this? What kind of pro so I told him I said, you know, the reason why
you see all of this is because Muslims are so clean.
That it's like what are you talking about? Muslims are so clean. So I told them, I said Muslims are so clean.
That they have to, they can have a drop of urine on their pants.
After they finished urinating, they don't just put their pants back up.
That drop of urine can be on their pants, they can't pray. That's a major sin for Muslims. We have to be pure and clean.
But Muslims have forgotten that we have to be clean and keep the area clean. And also
the area clean.
Even though we're thinking about that, and we're clean, but you have to think about the others. Also, the area that you're in the impression that you're leaving. For others. That's cleanliness, not on physical cleanliness. That's cleanliness and character.
With the avoca fapa here, you know what the abacoa football head, you know what the scholar said?
Is your character,
the character your morals and manners, purify them, cleanse them. So by looking at the Bulava, the Quran
it's also an indication for us look, you're so clean with that. But you also have to think that your character has to be like that to clean up here. Not a single drop. What are the what is a fire
and leave abominations? before you make Tao? You have to cleanse yourself. You have to purify yourself. Yeah, you have madatha home forenza Rebecca Kabir glorify magnify that Lord was the advocate for her. And your clothing and your manners, purify your manners. So you can set examples for others were religious,
and abominations, shirk and so forth all of these beliefs. There are certain things that are wrong or evils, stay away from them. Because if you're doing things that are bad,
then people will not listen to you. And that's why when it was when the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi Salaam called others to Islam
when he called them when he got on Safa, and he called others to Islam, what did he tell them? He said before even asking them anything. He said, If I were to ask you, if I were to tell you and warn you that there is a Calvary, and army, Calvary behind this mountain coming to attack you. Would you believe me?
Would you believe me?
And so they said my job now like Habiba. So we have never experienced a lie from you before. You've never lied before.
Why wouldn't we believe you've you told us we would believe you never lied before. Never Subhana Allah see the character of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam
when it's pure, when he never lied before? How is he if he had he if he never liked concerned the dunya? How is he going to lie concerning the deen about Allah? How
and so that's why we ourselves
You're calling others to Islam.
And then you're parking in their main neighbor's yard when you're not supposed to, just because you want to come to the prayer in time.
That's something that's not permissible. Why? Because to get to the prayer here
in time, you're not supposed to be in a hurry to start with, and you should be coming earlier. But if you didn't, by doing something that's Haram, that's displeasing to Allah.
to please Allah is not appropriate. You can't please allow by doing something that's displeasing to them to Allah. So if you displeasing your neighbors in the process, that's how wrong you can't please allow by doing something that's wrong. It's like, you cannot be kind to your mother and say, Mother, I want to go wash the dishes. And so you go to the dishes and you push it aside, make you fall down and say, Mom, I was only trying to make you happy by washing dishes. Give me Get away from the dishes right now. Get away from I'll need you to wash the dishes. How are you going to push me like that? How are you going to please your mother by try doing something to displeasing him? That's
worse. So you have to use the appropriate do the appropriate means also do the things that are correct. Like the brothers of Prophet Yusuf alayhi salam, they wanted to do something that was displeasing, that was pleasing to Allah, which is what? To earn the love of their father. That's something that's noble, but they went at it the wrong way. What they should have done was to be closer to Allah. So Allah would change is hard to make do I and be kind to kind of the father and the loss of Hamlet that will make the father they could have done it the right way, the correct way. But, so that's why we as Muslims, sometimes we try we don't think we try to please Allah subhanho wa
Taala by doing something that's displeasing to Allah, we tried to call others to Islam, but our character and manners are fit enough for them.
leta jalna fitness, Lila Xena cafaro Don't make us fit. Now. What does it mean? This is because sometimes a lot of Muslims are fitted for the disbelievers. When they look at you they don't want to be Muslim.
That's why I saw a brother a couple of years ago, he accepted Islam. You know what he said? Al Hamdulillah I knew Islam before I knew the Muslims.
So because if I knew the Muslims referred to Islam, I don't know if I'd be Muslim right now.
I knew Islam before I knew the Muslims.
Because then once he will learn how the Muslims work is like super annaleigh you know, totally different. So he wouldn't, it wouldn't have been a good example for him. But even with all you know, the our character and so forth, their faults and so forth. So many people are calling are coming to Islam. Imagine if we were truly practicing. You look at the people in Southeast Asia, the largest the most populous country, Muslim country in the world is Indonesia, if they didn't accept Islam, because of the war or anything like that, and even then in Southeast Asia, the Cham people, although they Islam came to them, from the merchants, because they were so honest.
And so you change yourself first, before you change others, and Allah will put the butter Chi in that. So inshallah I would like to end it with that and if you have any questions inshallah would have some questions and then