Sunday Tafseer HalaqahSurat AlHashr.
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Muhammad Ali he will be he urged me no but today inshallah Allah we will continue from where we left off last week and the Tafseer of Surah Al Hashem. And we stopped at ayah number seven, and today inshallah we will begin with our break now. So to hash out within this cluster from Abuja to a dream, it talks about
organizational talks about organizing the Muslim, the Muslims lives, and it looks at different aspects of organizations, some of them are individual, some of them are group based, so that I looked at organization of Muslims lives as individuals, the the arc, the
the relationship between spouses, the relationship between Muslims within the workforce, the relationship between Muslims and their leadership and the relationship, the alliance that needs to exist between Muslims. So it talks about the individual relationships that have to govern the Muslim community. So it last year looks at the relationship, organizing the relationship within the country. So it looks at citizenship really, like if you really want to take on modern word to explain what how she was just looking at. He's looking at the relationships of citizenship, it looks at what is it? Okay, you live in a country, everyone's together? So how is it that we're going to
what is it going to govern the way that we actually deal with one another. And that's why we have the shorter looks at all these different groups, the first group that looked at was those who committed treason. And it started with that, because that's the only thing that would cause this, this bond, or this covenant, or this contract to be to be void or invalid anymore, which is treason. And this, of course, that we went through that story would actually dictate treason, which is something very, very severe and something that is, you know, when an assassination of another human being, or trying to overthrow the the politics or the policies, or the governments of the country,
something within that within that realm. And then the second piece talked about the, the financial, the financial system, right. And the financial system is a form of organization, within within the country amongst citizens regarding the rich and wealthy and the poor. And that's a really important one. And I spent probably the majority of last week just talking about this last idea. And what it said, I need Kalia, hakuna do let him make an 11 year income so that wealth does not stay circulatory or circulatory amongst those who are rich.
This financial system of the Muslim country cannot be rigged in Italy, where the rich will become richer and the poor will become poor. Now,
I know that maybe some financial minds will disagree with me heavily. But I don't think that this financial systems that are running in the world today are actually
designed in a way where the poor find have good chances of leaving their low socioeconomic status into something to middle class, I don't see that to be the case, what I've seen is actually that it is rigged in a way where if you're rich, you have your the odds of you becoming richer, are much higher, are quite high as strong. And the odds of someone poor leaving that is not is not actually very high. And the examples that didn't know the the the everlasting example isn't the example that never the gift that never stops giving, giving isn't about that. The problem with it is that the odds are rigged. If you have all the money, right, and you carry none of the risk, and I have none
of the money and I carry all the risk, then what you think is going to happen, like nine times out of 10 I'm gonna I'm gonna I have no money, I take all the risk, I'm gonna end up losing like the odds just to kind of govern themselves. That's why That's why the concept of of usury, and what translates to dangerous types of interest is a problem. Again, I understand that not every aspect of interest is actually deba not not everything that comes into this. The modern socio, modern financial economical system, whether we're talking about macro economics or micro economics, it's not exactly the same as what usury was maybe 1400 years ago. But I think some of the same concepts
still apply. And I think we still have to kind of talk down those lines and understand why it is Allah subhanaw taala made certain things you know, haram and other things. Hello. And that and this is the second piece of the Sunnah, talking about organizations, amongst the Muslim citizens like within the country, it talks about the financial system, because I can see I can say this very confidently a comfort comfortably is that most people do not care who is ruling, as long as the economy is doing well. Right? Most people actually don't even know who is ruling until the economy is not doing well. Like the only time people actually start caring about politics. Unfortunately,
he's not not defending and nothing is right. I'm just reality, what is when economically, things aren't going well isn't anymore. Financially, people aren't making a living or they just can't seem to make ends meet. And that's where everyone becomes very,
very interested in actually, people end up compromising their political choices based on whoever is going to offer them more wealth, which is another huge problem. If you give up on your on your ideology or theology or your core beliefs, just because
As you want to make sure that you can make money, that means you're that's a problem. That's obviously a huge problem, which is why this item is very, very valuable. Alright, so the verse we're going to be today, I'm actually talking about tokenization of the relationship amongst Muslims, amongst Muslims, specifically within the Muslim community, obviously, Medina, and that there were three, three types of people. And there's there are three groups of Muslims, even when it came to Muslims living in Medina, they weren't all one homogeneous group, they were quite heterogeneous, there are different groups, that is after we'll talk about them when I 15. And the and the
disbelievers will talk about their citizens, there's an awful cleaning, they don't really believe in what you have to do, but they continue to adhere themselves to it, at least.
Apparently, and you can't really tell them that they're not. And then you have those who don't believe in what you have to say at all. And they have a completely different faith, and talking about how that would what that would look like. But the verses for today is talking about the actual relationship amongst Muslims. And they're very beautiful. They're extremely, extremely, extremely beautiful, and they're very, very sentimental and very emotional. And just as if Allah subhanaw taala, because the rest of the sutra doesn't follow that same. The rhythm of the Sunnah is not the same, but there isn't there was the Hashem is actually very pragmatic. It talks about events and
incidents, and what needed to happen, and talks about a financial system and how that's going to be distributed. They'll talk about the hypocrites and the disbelievers, and what we need to do regarding certain behaviors and how we deal with them. And then in the midst, in the midst of all of that you have these three verses that talk about the relationship amongst Muslims, and it's very different. You have less, you have less law, you have less rule, you have less talking about logistics, and you have a lot of talk about,
about ethics and love, and empathy and selflessness. And that just shows you as Muslims how we're supposed to see one another how it was our supposed to deal with one another. When it comes to your relationship with Muslim brothers or sisters, you have to you have to be a little bit more careful not to be a little bit more attentive to that. Again, in the sutra that's talking about citizenship, the fact that there the Prophet Allah is also built a city. And within it, there was a number of different groups of people, not all of them were Muslim. Another again, I pointed this out a few weeks ago, just in case you're new to this. I want to remind you, it was the community of Medina was
not all Muslim. No, not by any No, no, not at all. Not at all. Actually, the Muslims were barely a majority. Barely, I say barely a majority in Medina. Yeah. And he by a very small margin with that, where they were the majority of the city, you had you had Mushrikeen you had people who were pagans would not believe in anything, you had al Kitab, you had the the tribes, the People of the Book, who lived there, you had the hypocrites, those who who just apparently were a part of the deal, they did not practice anything, and they were not interested in that. And then the Muslims themselves were not just one group, there were a number of different groups. So the Prophet alayhi salam was dealing
with a with quite the mix here. It was quite a mix. So this sort of talking about the fact that this mix has to function and everyone has to know what they owe and what they're owed and how to deal with that. But then amongst Muslims themselves there has to be it has to be less law and more values more more principle based behavior and which is what we're going to read and show today the very beautiful Guy Yes. So we'll start with a number eight and gelatin and we'll go from there
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so here's the first two groups he talks about. So prioritize the first group Lilford Cara so the lamb here lil is just to say and as for and moving on to because the basically the verse or the topic ended with the verse that we were stopped out last week now some scholars or some facility in some schools have to see it may actually add this idea that I'm reading to the ones before it. But the addition like linguistically the way that they added is extremely complicated and really not It's not called for it it's uncalled for there's no there's no reason for it. This is actually starting to talk about a completely new new paragraph within within the surah. So Lily for Cara I
mean and as for the needy ones or the poor. For Quran, Elmo hygiene, the immigrants. So let's, let's point out the three groups that that exist in Medina, there's the MO hygiene, the majority of them being quite poor, not because they were poor in Mecca, no. In Mecca, and many of them were actually quite wealthy and they had they made a good living is because most of these people, if not all of them, once they left Mecca, they were stripped from all that they owned, they were not allowed to take any of their wealth with them, which is why Bejeweled happened and why all these battles actually occurred. It's because people have put on strip these these individuals as they left Mecca
and immigrated to Medina from everything they owned. They weren't allowed to take even clothing, some people left with no clothing, some of them had to actually pick up a sack and cover their bodies with a sock and come to Medina looking like that because they weren't allowed to take anything at all. As the very famous story of Sahib Sahiba Rumi, he's also a the Roman even though he's not Roman. He's actually fully out of, in many cases. But what happened was, he he was he was abducted as a child. He came from a tribe that lived in the northern part of what is today modern day Saudi Arabia. So closer to it was close to like Jordan or Syria, and, or even maybe Iraq, but he
was close to that area. And he his mother had gone on a picnic with him. And he was abducted by by people who sold him to somewhere in modern in Rome, or something somewhere in the Roman Empire. So he lives somewhere in the northern part of Syria close to Turkey. For most of his life, he always knew he was abducted because he remembered he was being six years old. And then he came back, he made his way back. He never fully the narrations aren't clear with this label Rumi found his family or not, we don't know. But we just know that he came back and he was sold as a slave multiple times until he was finally sold in Mecca. And he was able to buy himself out of slavery in Mecca. And he
was called the Rumi because he he had an accent. He didn't speak Arabic perfectly as someone who lived in Mecca because he had made his majority of his life he lived in, in an interior in Turkey, and he spoke a different tongue. And it was proved to be very helpful for the Prophet AlHassan later because we're able to translate certain things, but he lived in Mecca and he built himself quite a bit of wealth, like he actually made a good living, he became a merchant and he bought and he sold any and he became quite wealthy. He was always now obviously he never He was never treated the way he you know, the way he should have been treated because he was seen as someone who was bought out
of slavery, and which is why he was attracted to the deen because the Prophet Allah your social teachings were of full equality, regardless of what your background was. So we accepted Islam. And what actually if you look, if you go back to the early stories, when when they were negotiating with Abravanel salatu salam, they told him, we'll, we'll accept Islam because we don't want to sit with you know, all these people that you sit with, like we're the nobles of Quraishi, we're not going to sit with and then they counted three names and the names they counted were biller and unmodern Sahib. So these are the three people didn't want to they gave examples out because the Prophet SAW
was surrounded by people from every walk of life and it didn't matter whether you are rich or poor, whether you are noble, or you don't know your who your father isn't all you everyone is out with him and he assigns them equally and learn from him. And these nobles, that's what they you know, of course, they were told no, but they gave Sohaib as the example so well it's labeled roaming.
A Bucha is what he's called when he decided that he was going to leave Mecca and go and do his job is this example in the sutras talking about the the nobles of clerics or what you think are going to take your wealth with you? You came to us with nothing and you think you're going to take all of it take your 10 camels, your 10 camels that were just loaded with with merchandise assets that he owned. He was gonna take what was it they own it is not alone. It's not something that and they They stripped him from it.
And he told him he told this is the beauty of this story. It told him you're not leaving with this wall. So either you leave with nothing or you stay here they thought that they had you know, twisted his arm. So he said what you want the camels? Like yes, okay, they're yours.
So of course that irritated them well, you can't even leave the clothing off your on your back. So we threw his shirt in their faces. Here you want my closing here's my clothes, I'm going I don't care you want them to take the wealth. And he left and he walked in Medina 400 kilometers or the Allahu Anhu bear just
the Prophet it is also I was told this by Gibreel he knew the story. So the Prophet is on went and stood right outside of the end of Medina looking waiting for Sohei to come. So I was walking bare chests from Mecca with nothing the Prophet Allah is long season and he calls upon him a lot to be held back or whatever yeah, here. Your your transaction is is a winning one while you're here. You gave your wealth for your deen you gave up what you had for the sake of Allah and I'll be Albania this was a transaction that is very successful for you. And of course, it was very sentimental for him because they how do they provide a source I don't know didn't know Djibouti Elisa. So a lot of
them are hygienic and this is how they went they made it to Mecca with very very little very, very little today we're going to talk about something important Willem I've talked about this many times before so you may feel like a broken record but I have to talk about it because it's really important. So leave for Cara Elmo hygiene. As for the poor ones amongst the immigrants and Latino could you mean dare him the ones that live in Oak Ridge that were removed or expelled min dare him from their homes, while I'm lying to him and their wealth, meaning they were expelled from their home, they had no home anymore and their wealth, they didn't have their wealth either. They couldn't
bring their assets to buy anything and actually make a living. Yeah, but the one that fell in Allah He already had one and they're doing this because they seek the bounty of Allah and the satisfaction of Allah. They're looking for his reward and they're looking for your satisfaction, while young saloon Allahu Allah rasool Allah and they're doing this because they want to stand for what is right. They want to stand by what Allah subhanaw taala has taught anyone they want to stand by His Prophet. We also are Allah Wa, sunnah Buddha eco vamos Saudi Hoon, indeed, those are the ones who are truthful, because it takes a lot to give up everything you got, it's all fun and games until you
are put in the position where to lose everything. If you have something to lose, it's hard to lose it. dangerous people are those who have nothing to lose.
Which is technically how a Muslim should actually be. Technically a Muslim should not feel as anything to lose, because there's nothing to lose. There's only things to gain, what you have, you just use for a very short period of time and then it doesn't even belong to you, you give it back to someone else picks it up and inherits it, and it's gone. Just like you don't belong. You don't owe it you don't actually own it. And if you if you understood that as Muslims, then none of this would actually bother us because you know, we're not we're not enslaved, or we're not limited or held down by assets or by whatever it is we think that we have. So and the Muslims are like that. That's why
the story I'm telling you is irrelevant, because swayed, they thought he has something to lose. If you're going to go to Mecca and Medina, you're going to lose all your wealth. He didn't care. It didn't mean anything to him. This is very easily said like this story. I just told you the story. Yeah, it's like Yeah, it's nice to mean something. You understand how hard it is to do what he did? It's almost impossible. It's almost impossible to do what he did, if not impossible. I don't understand it. I want you to actually contemplate the story. Forget about like, this is a fun story. Give it no no. You think of their next story, because you know how the ending up what happened at
the end, because they made it and the profit is on prevailed and everything worked out. So it's like, yeah, there'll be fine. He didn't know that. He didn't know that. He worked for 20 years. You understand how hard it was to get out of slavery, and then build a big reputation and build a business and make wealth and become respected and then have it all stripped and one second. walk bare chest?
I don't know if that's I can understand it. I can't maybe if you can great. I can't I can't even wrap my head around how he could do something like that. But because he is someone who does why would it go Mossad though they're the ones who are truthful. Those are the ones who are genuine or sincere, who are real, you know, they're honest, they actually believe in what they believe. And they gave up everything for it. Most of them, like most of the stories are similar to the story of Sahiba Rumi, most of them like, honestly, we don't have them all documented one by one. But we know that because of the consequences, meaning how Medina functioned was evidenced that evidence of the
fact that most of them left, they couldn't take anything, anything with them. And the examples are many, many we have a lot of stories. I'm not going to take too much time. That's the first
group, the group of the Mohawk Janine. Mind you they are also not homogeneous in terms of their background. The majority of them are from Polish for Irish is the their genealogy goes back to Abraham Ali Sinha. They are Adnani Yun as they call the identities of Arabia.
The group we're going to talk about and of course amongst them are like people like Sohaib Rumi and other backgrounds where they're not like they don't have a Theo pIan he didn't he didn't come from Croatia at all. So the people were immigrating. We're not just one group is most of them are from Croatia, and they have a specific background, but amongst them are a lot of other people who were just a mix of individuals from different backgrounds. Now, the second group is the second area we just recited together, where he says, well, Lavina Tebow, whoa, Dara. Well, Iman toboa means for you to choose a spot up front. It's like if you're camping, if you go when you choose your camping spot
before everyone else arrives, that's called taboo. That's what it's called. Like, if we're going out together on a group and you're the scout you go ahead and you choose the spot and now you're you basically chosen your camping site and everyone is going to come and kind of choose spots around you. You did something about you started this off, you're going to begin so when Adina Tebow were the ones who thought about what would doubt the ones who lived in this spot before we chose who can't do that with chose it before? He's referring to the unsought he's referring to the people of Medina from the both the two tribes of Casa Raj and oh, well Imana and scholars have spent so much
time trying to explain this because how did they tell what would doubt all Iman cobbly him and accompany him before them before the immigrants how was it that they they they camped out the spot or they initiated or they were there first in terms of the dog is the is the home? So yes, they lived there before before these immigrants came to them. But how did they have Eman before them?
And you're saying the problem so it's not before them in terms of time, but before them in terms of a rival mean before they got there. They had already had EMA not in terms of the that these people had EMA and before that people have McHattie man because that's not that doesn't that's not true. The Prophet began his prophecy and McKenzie other people in Medina accepted maybe eight, nine years later, 10 years later is the majority opinion. But then he's saying about what would Delta well Eman and in public him they took the homes they lived in these homes before them and they had Eman before them not before them in terms of timeline and before them in terms of their arrival time. Like they
came there they already had to Iman. So what does Allah saying about them? You hate bounnam and Java EE him, the love those who emigrate to them.
They love those who come to them. How's your eyes immigration is when you move from one place to the other and seek away like
seek of opportunity and seek a freedom seek of something that you were deprived of in where you were you were most people here. That's your story. Most of you that's your story not yours maybe your parents or grandparents most of us are here because we didn't find what we needed or there was something that we were seriously deprived of elsewhere. So we had to move Luton seek of something different. Allah subhanaw taala speak so the people of the unsought the people of Azerbaijan or Muslims. Today they had the spot before and they had in mind before they came to them. You have bounnam and her Java EE they love those who emigrate to them.
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And they don't find in their chests. So do they in their chest. They don't find in their chests. Handwritten. Handwritten is a word that refers to it for especially in this context, fucile duty hem Hydra is referring to some feel of of just upset
or a feeling of just not being comfortable, or not being happy with a specific situation. So they don't find in their chests, any upsets, or any envy or any discomfort with what the people who are coming to them are being offered him. What they're being offered. What they're being offered, obviously was what
their homes are being offered their homes.
The more that that term that you know well within Islam was with the prophet Isaiah saw some brought these people from Mecca to Medina and had the people of Medina open up their homes, for them to live in. continues to be the most difficult
story for me to understand and to try and get people to relate to. Because we just tell the story as if it's simple. Yeah. They open their houses and people can live in.
What are you talking about? Like, in 2012? In within Syria, when the war broke out, and things got really bad? No, actually it's early 2015 Actually, this is like maybe January 2013. It got really bad in a specific part of the of the city of Damascus and a place called Duma and I had a friend very close to me till this day very close to my love this mat he and I spent we studied medical school together we were very we're very close. So I believe about the Bakmi Allah preserve from his shoulder. He's not gonna watch this, but if he does, he can see here his name and he can eat
Got this admission because, come on, admit something. So he came, he came with his wife. He came with his daughter and his mother and his brother and his and his brother's wife and kid, because they had nowhere to go. He called me like, I have nowhere to go. My house is now rubble. I have nowhere to go. We're lucky to be alive. What do I do? I told him, Get it, get in a taxi and come come just an hour and a half to get to where I am. But I live in the rural part. And he came, he stayed in my house,
CMS for a week.
And to God, the most difficult week of my entire life. That week was so hard I learned how small I am. That week humbled me to the point where I will never ever, ever raise my head ever again. Like I know who are you nothing you can tell me whatever telling me anything about me. I know me. I saw me I ain't good. I have nothing to be proud of. It was very difficult. My wife and I struggle we had to we ended up actually moving out and living with her parents and leaving the house but we couldn't do it. We could not share it. It was too hard. It was very difficult. It's very difficult to share your house with someone else. Even if your house and in our house in Syria like it was a my dad had left
years before it was a large house. It was designed for a lot of people just mean wife and my child living in it. And it still was it was very difficult. It's very hard for us to know that the unsalted open their homes, not for a month for a week or a month or two or a year. But some of them open their houses for the rest of their lives. Meaning they divided down the middle with the people who came to them is something that I just stand in awe of. I just don't I just I just don't know, I tip my hat. I don't know what to say this is very hard to add to that they are very different. You see I just I told you a second ago the majority of the people coming from for a shoe or they had the
Knights of Arabia they all they have I don't want to say they were arrogant because they weren't but there was a little bit of a chip on everyone else's shoulder regarding them a little bit of a chip on the shoulder because they were descendants of Ibrahim alayhis salam and they made sure everyone knew it. And they made sure that no we are grandfather is smart instead of Ibrahim where he proves me we have a law we know what is and everyone else were who were the Knights of the Arabs which is who the people of Medina were didn't have a lot and now the book didn't necessarily have that background they they descend from muda Instagram but it was so far back that they don't even have
anything to kind of actually base that upon. So you have people who are opening their homes for other people but to be the opening their home to people who are very different for them culturally, who almost have nothing in common aside from the tongue they speak
in this makes this is a holder it's one thing to open your home for someone who's from your country or from your village or maybe from your family but you always you open your home to someone who's very foreign to you very very foreign to you like to the point where we don't really the only time we meet jeanja logically knew how to hit set up like this no and that's like the farthest people can be away which is why it's so unique. The story of Arabia like most of us here we'll meet way before noon. If you just to choose two people randomly if you go back there, you know, we can meet earlier, but the people in Arabia were two groups that spoke the same language and there was nothing they
there was no urgency that date. I don't know what the the farthest you can be. And they were able to accommodate people in their homes. Listen to Allah subhanaw taala describing them you hate Boone I'm gonna hire general ilium they're not accepting people who are immigrating to them. They're not okay with them immigrating to them. They're not tolerated they love them. They can't wait. They would fight the answer I would fight over the misogyny No, they come to my house. No, they'll come to my house. No, they'll come to understanding.
No, you're not neither am I is as you can understand this Wallah you can understand this is not something understandable how no okay, I'll get them a hotel. I'll rent a place for them. But maybe not in my seat made me out of my house or my house. How am I going to unwind
that he's dying it's very difficult. It's very very hard on so many levels is difficult. But Allah subhanaw taala as you describe them you hit bone that's a big that's a that's a big word. That's a heavy word to love them meaning to look forward to them coming to you. Like I'm I am I am actually impressed to my core if they're okay with them living with them I'm okay I'm very impressed. I will they will continuously hold me they love they want them they want them the stories are many were in the story where Abdullah might have been off came to his brother sat in the lobby and he told her and this little guy told him Look I have two archers two orchards choose which one and take and I
have two camels to which one you like and take I have two wives to each one and I'll get I'll divorce but he didn't do it that's what he told them and then he's like okay, thank you very much for any kind of you just point me towards the market because I'm gonna I'm gonna hope was a
was a master any businessman, and within a few years he was the richest
person in Medina he had more money than all of them. And he didn't require any any help at all. But these stories are just in abundance in our books of Hadith and see a lot of people opening their homes and yet they live with them for a very, very, very long time. bounnam and Allah in a number one, what he doing that for us to do Rahim Hajj at me Mahieu there's no discomfort in their chests, on what they're going to be offered, or how they're being treated, or the special attention that they're getting, or what extra sort of cut ins occur that they're going to be given by the prophet. It doesn't mean it doesn't bother them at all at all in the narration that we have in the
collection. You know, Muhammad I love this narration is where the Prophet alayhi salatu salam called the unsought he would always be I'm sorry, I need the people who are in Medina, you always wanted to reward them for what they did, because he understood the difficulty what they did, like he understood the enormity of the tasks that they they they took on themselves and opening their homes. So we'd also always try to make it up and give them something extra. So I told them I imagine behind attorney I have there's just land in Bahrain, Bahrain is close to where Bahrain is today. It's not the actual country that is today, which is the small little island little it's the land is Eastern,
Eastern Saudi Arabia today. They call that the hunting and because there's the two the two
seats that surround him, so he said, we have heathland there I would like to give you some of the land if you want to go and live or make a living. So then the outside would tell him y'all are stood Allah, Allah Allah He had Duxiana lil Maharaj arena aqua, Nina Messina. We won't take it until you make sure that you give them a hygiene, who are living or mooching off us for the last 10 years in our homes, you have to give them equal to us, we have to make because it's not fair that we get they don't have to get exactly what we get.
It's very hard to understand, especially in today's context, in today's context, give me an example of a country where they're happy that they have immigrants. Give me any country that they're happy, most people
were lucky to hamdullah here, a certain degree, um, hopefully, that continues for us. But it's hard. Not everyone is happy to have people come in from outside, take the jobs and take the leap. You understand how easy this narrative would have been this, this narrative would have been very actually, this narrative is exactly what then would have been said. This is exactly what that's why there's a chapter in this book that talks about them, and what they said and how that toxic narrative game was ruined. It was eating away at the fabric of society because it was so poisonous and doesn't doesn't do anything. They said that. But not these ones. No, not that. No, they love
those who immigrated to them. And they had nothing they found nothing in their hearts or their chests that bothered the no discomfort regarding what they got.
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is our selflessness he thought is selflessness your own when you put someone's needs or someone's requirements or pain ahead of yours. You take care of them before you take care of your own. Well, you see your own I don't foresee him making the offer against themselves. They put the needs of others before other unforeseen before themselves. Well, oh can be him hot salsa, even if they're in a state of Hassan. Hassan says poverty for salsa is not being poor little Pokhara that's being poor that the poor miskeen is the one who has in its tenure seven. In fact, a year is the one who needs 10 years three Kasasa is the one who needs 10 years nothing. Yeah, there's nothing. There's nothing
there's nothing there. So Kasasa is the is poverty not not being poor. We are one out Ida infosum. And they they prefer others
over themselves, even if they're in a state of poverty.
The story that you find any collection with a proper audience talk to us and I'm one night and this is maybe four or five years into the immigration of the people from Mecca to Medina after four or five years. It's not as exciting obviously. And there was saturation in the homes, the homes saturated by the homes of Medina, they were full, there was nowhere else, which is why people lived in domestic you know, I had a sofa heard that term. I had a sofa, or the people who lived inside the mosque, the Mosque of the prophet at the mercy of the Prophet Allah has sought to send the reason being is that there are no more homes for them to live in. There's no vacancies, there's no rooms,
nowhere to go. So the Prophet Isaiah son told him I don't I don't have anywhere to put you so live in the message. So they lived in the masjid in the masjid basically had people living in it. And then he would do audio samples and every time someone came from the immigrant before he told him I don't have spots you have to live in the masjid. He wanted to make sure at least for the night that they arrived that they will be taken care of because if you've been traveling for God knows how long leaving whatever persecution you were under for again, God knows how long for that one night you should be taken care of. Right and there was very little people didn't have a lot again, is pointing
out what Oh, kinda the hem has lost even if they're in a state of poverty and the people in Medina were not rich.
They were not wealthy at all the people I met, on the other hand were became with nothing because of the problem but they were wealthy but the people of Medina were never wealthy. They're farmers. Yeah, no farmers aren't in the desert of Arabia, how wealthy can a farmer be? Like, if you think of it, this is not a this is not going to this is not the most lucrative
way of life for sure. So and there was obviously a lot of problems with the number of the population going up. And there was no,
it was hard to actually find. So find work that didn't, things didn't get better. Initially, things were actually getting worse financially. For a while it took it took it took a couple of years before things picked up for them. So the probability is slim that night, he had a gentleman who came, he had been walking for the last 12 days.
And he said, you know, sort of like I'm starving, and I'm thirsty and I'm tired and I need you just i He's brought breaking down. You know, he just like, he just falling to pieces crumbling, he's collapsing, I need the rough alleys on. Okay. So after salah, he stands up, he said, Manuel de you've heard that Roger, will someone take care of this gentleman today.
And then people all kind of sat down there with their heads down because
they didn't have anything else left to offer. So the Prophet Allah has also said manual body of hardware module. Oh, am I equal Jana, who will take care of this man tonight and there'll be with me agenda. So a man put his hand up. So I'll take him jasola. So took them home.
He took them on to his wife, he told his wife, we have a guest. His wife was like,
for what? Like the profit is what I'm asked me to take a guess. So I took a guest for the night. She said I don't have enough food for the kids tonight. So he said, Nate and you know, we meet him and he made me distract them, sing for them, do something for them, put them to sleep. But just put them to sleep for clients. What Oh, find Farmleigh tea. The food is not enough for anyone like it's not the harlot. Let's see installation after late I feel like we don't have enough
oil for the light tonight. And then sit quiet about who the what the need is. And just hold like a spoon and just knock on the on the metal of this of the plate. So he thinks we're eating with him. And then he can eat whatever, whatever we got. And then go to sleep. And that's what they did. Put the kids to sleep. They brought the food. No light, sorry. It's right in front of you and the guy starts to eat and they start just clunking on the until he's done.
You're gonna start again, you understand the story. Now you don't know you don't. You do not you don't understand this story. Unless you lived in a time where you went walked into your house and there was no food. Now maybe there's not a meal that is you know, freshly cooked for you that you enjoy. But to walk into a house with there's no food like you open the fridge. There's nothing you open all the cupboards there is nothing to eat at all.
I know people who live like that, like the 80s. In Syria, people ran into these problems where they had nothing left. Most of us in hamdulillah living here. That's not a it's not an experience we've had. Our children don't know what that means. Hopefully then they never will say I mean, we don't want that to be the case. What I'm saying to you, this story is hard to understand. Because it's one thing to say I need to be hungry for a couple of hours, maybe give up a meal and say I'll eat later. It's another thing to say this is all I got in my house. My kids are hungry and I have nothing else I have to see what tomorrow brings. If I have to go work tomorrow and see what tomorrow brings them
to bring food to my home. The guy ate and went to sleep they go home. The next day they go for Salah the next day. They brought out a salatu salam stands up and he points out the guy got it in Allah Ijebu middle Sunni equimat Leila Allah subhanaw taala is impressed. Our Jeeva is a word obviously Allah subhanaw. Taala is exalted from being similar to human beings in any form or manner. But you won't understand that what he means by that, by this term, RGB, meaning he is impressed he is approving of what you did last night. And then he goes on to praise and tell people what they did. This is what they did. This is how they they you have gone on and how they love those who emigrate
to them. They find nothing of their hearts are just chests against them when they know that they're coming or that they're being given something more than they have or they're being offered their homes. And they will prefer them over themselves, even if they're in the state of poverty, even if they have nothing. And then you have this
amazing last piece of the verse This is repeated twice in the Quran. By the way, this idea you'll find twice in the Quran just last week, when may you will pass your fantasies like at the end of this amazing description, because this is what the relation, this is organizing the relationship. These ideas are organizing the relationships between Muslims. If Muslims live in a community a little bit different, some of them are old. Some of them are new. Some of them just came here. Some of them are there for a long time. Some of them are wealthy, some of them are poor, they're different. This is how he wants it to happen. He wants people to love their fellow Muslims. He wants
people to not find in their hearts anything against someone who's maybe doing a bit better than you or is getting more than you. He wants you to be in a position where you're willing to give up but you've got to take care of them and even if you have nothing to give, even you have very little little to give to begin with. This is what determines is what dictates the relationships amongst Muslims in a community
Does that make sense this is what was why I think this, these verses are so are so beautiful and just extremely sentimental and emotional. And just because the rest of the story doesn't talk like that, like if you attended last week, and you'll attend next week as well, if you want you, the verses are gonna be very different. They're very technical. They're very logistic, they talk about like specific events and what to do. These ideas are just pouring heart. They're just pouring heart. This is what these people were like. They opened their homes, they opened their hearts, and they offered what they couldn't even afford to offer. And at the end of that it has when they you've cut
your hand I've seen women and those who you come is from Wikipedia, those who are protected from what it was we're talking about comes from you be proactive, you know, proactive or protect yourself from something. So you will die. Those are those who are protected. So those who are protected. Shanahan FC, he sure is the opposite of ethos. He thought his selflessness. Sure, by definition, selfishness is different than born, which is stinginess. There'll be different. No, do they overlap? Sure, for sure a lot of these things overlap, by the way, a lot of bad stuff and good, a lot of bad values and bad behaviors and bad principles and good principles and good values. And they overlap a
lot in many ways. But But the distinction is important, because stinginess is when you just you know, have something you don't want to offer it. Or you don't want to offer too much of it. Or you just want to keep a little bit to yourself, you're finding it difficult to give as much as maybe it's expected from you to give or what you know, you should probably be giving, that's what bullies are stingy, this selfishness is a higher level is when you're just self centered. And when you feel like you know, good things should be happening to me. It shouldn't be I shouldn't be continuously asked to do stuff for other people, other people should be doing things for me, I'm the one who
should be on the receiving side of all this, I don't know why I'm continuously being asked to be giving things when I should be receiving selfishness is when you just feel that you are more worthy, and you should be getting more than others. You know, you don't care some bit you may care what others are getting your main on, but some of selfishness is, so may you cause your fantasy, the one of those of you who are protected from the selfishness of themselves of their souls, for all ego homophily those are the ones are going to be the most successful. That is the recipe for you to be more flat, is he talked about honesty in Saudi Arabia before here, it's not talking about those are
the most honest or truthful, or real or sincere, none of that. This is how you become successful. Here's how you make it in life, make it in life and and in the hereafter like in your life in general, if you want to make it, you have to be protected from the selfishness that lies within your soul. Because that is what's going to be your demise. What's going to ruin you. Eventually, all of us, I'm sorry, for using you was going to ruin me eventually, is the amount of selfishness that I like, allow to continuously exist inside of my soul of how much I want for me, and not for others, and how much I care about what I am getting, what I should get, and how far I should go, and how
everything somehow should be rotating and circumambulating around me and my needs. And I have to be the the star of the show. And no, that's that's, that's how you that's how you, you know, that's how it all crumbles and collapses and gets ruined. You want to be successful. Protect yourself from the selfishness that you have on the inside, protect yourself from it, remove it, work against it, acknowledge that it is there. And then when it pops up, when it pops up, fight it.
But don't get me wrong. And I was I talked about this like in the empty space series. And I do this in the SQL archive. So I'm not you know, naive. I'm not saying that you have to give a go home tonight and give up your everything and go lying in the street and be homeless. What I'm talking about really is, is being observant of what selfishness actually is. Allah subhanho wa Taala created us in a way where we can't help but to be selfish. We are always selfish and we will always be selfish. And it would be insane for me to sit here and tell you not to be selfish. It makes no sense at all actually, that is that is how you give a useless meaningless lecture by telling people to do
something that they do not have the ability to do. You are this you want to I am designed to be selfish to take care of my survival and my well being every instinct I have is down that direction. So then how do you protect yourself from your selfishness? So Allah subhanaw taala. He designed this them in a way where in order for you to fulfill your ultimate selfishness, you have to be selfless on the way their ultimate selflessness is Janna. That's the ultimate selfishness. That is what you should be selfish about.
You want this water? Go ahead. But no, you're not taking my spot agenda. No, I'm sorry. That's not happening. Jana, I will fight for that. Again, not violently, I will push for that I am going to that's what I'm doing. I am very selfish about that. I'm not going to let you take my spot and you're not going to do something good. And end up getting rewarded more than me. No, I'm going to try and do that thing that's going to be that has more reward because I have to get there first. I have to
Take whatever is full later What if I don't make the cut, I have to make sure I make the cut. So you're fully selfish. I'm making it the agenda. But the only way you can make it the agenda so you can actually enjoy your selfishness. So you have to be selfless throughout the whole way. Your whole life has to be selfless, you have to give, because Allah doesn't need your service. He doesn't nothing he requires from you. Nothing, nothing I have he wants or needs to find out what data what am I going to offer him? Nothing, I am worth nothing in no form or manner, can I add anything to God himself. So he's, so he tells me to serve Him, and He doesn't need anything, then what does that
serve others, you serve others up, sell you learn to be selfless, so that you can be selfish leader. And this is what the story is about. So you're not I'm not here to tell you not to be selfish. I'm here to tell you to be extremely selfish. Be the most selfish you can be. But that requires a certain degree of comprehension and intelligence. It's not about this year, about this year. Now. This is worth nothing. Everything is it's temporary. It's not worth anything. It's there. That's what you have to be selfish about. So when he's saying let me use your NFC, those are protected. He didn't say removed it in. Right? Isn't an interesting, he didn't say remove it. He'll say that
you'll use that term for other stuff. He didn't say get rid of your selfishness. No, you can't get rid of your selfishness. You can't do that. It's impossible. Can you protect yourself from the wrong type? Can you protect yourself from the wrong type of selfishness? Regarding the wrong stuff? Protect yourself from that? They used to do a little
Are they here? Yeah, they're you're here. Don't get upset with it. I used to do this with the younger guys, when they were in the California right man's right there.
He's probably tired of me telling the story.
So I used to give an example used to do this in Syria, and it came into the here but I'll tell the Syrian kids not about you that they'll be either you take them out. And what we do is we used to eat. And then and then when we I would purposefully Go and prepare the food myself in plates and have them sit on a table waiting for food. And then I'd put the plate right in the middle. And I would stand back. And the first hand to pull it towards themselves. You're the last to eat. I put it back in. Right. And by the way, the intelligence curve of boys, there's not that high. The second person also pulled it Nope, you're the second last person to eat. And it took maybe two or three
people to finally someone make sense. And they push it towards someone else. All right, good. And you put back the food and it's hard. It's actually physically hard to offer someone something that you want when you want. It's very, very difficult. If your instinct, your instinct when you're, if you're ever hungry, and you see people standing in line for food or you start wondering, is it good enough food? So taking too much that I took too much against five philosophy? No, no, you shouldn't you should think that that's not enough. You start thinking about this stuff. Right? There's a part of you is doing that. That's that's the instinct that's normal. Can you protect yourself from that
level of selfishness? Can you can you protect yourself? Because yeah, that selfishness should be redirected towards your net and nine, that selfishness should be directed towards the word of Allah subhanaw taala, not towards something of dunya that you can probably survive without that you'll be fine if you don't get today. And even if you're not fine, well, that's your story. And that's, that's fine, too. Even if you ended up you know, you don't have enough. And there's a story in the books of history I don't have I don't have an authentic chain for it, because it just doesn't have an authentic it doesn't have a chain to be like it's told by him in his heart and his Mikaze.
And I don't know exactly what the background of it for my teachers taught it. So I feel comfortable sharing it with you.
That the day of Yarmouk,
a man would bring water and he would find three people lying beside each of the three of the of the soldiers line, all of them quite severely wounded,
not doing well. And they're lying. They had pulled themselves under a tree because it was very sunny. It was very hot. And the battle was over. And the Bible was triumphant for the Muslims, but they were lying there within their wounds trying to, you know, try and stay alive. And of course, the there was the Army leaders were sent out scouts to look for the wound didn't see how do you do for him. So he finds these three wounded men under the tree. And he has some water. So he comes to the first one and offers him some water and tells them here drink? So he says no, no, offer it to my brother. He's more thirsty or than I am. So he offers it to the second one. And the second one says
no, no offer it to the third one. He's more thirsty than I am. You offer to the third about the way that no, no, the guy who the first one was lying, he's thirsty or so it takes it to the first one. The first one is dead. It takes us so it goes to the second one, he's dead to go to the third one, the third one died. And they all passed away. And none of them drink the water. When you hear these stories, you kind of sit back and think is that possible? I don't know.
I know that I ain't strong enough to do this stuff. But I do believe based on what we're reading in the book of Allah subhanaw taala what he's teaching us that it is possible and some people do have that some people have reached the point where they are not selfish at all, where they have completely
the satisfaction they get from taking with the satisfaction you get from giving. And it's a very, very subtle thing that you can do. Like it's not that hard. It's doable, where we all learned
Boy receiving a gift is very, it's awesome. But you can actually substitute the joy you get from getting a gift with the joy you get from giving one. And you will find that the joy you find and giving is much more meaningful, it lasts much longer has a better effect on your, on your mental health, on your psyche, on your general well being than receiving things. Like by far, when the Prophet Allah is said to her though, the hub will give gifts, it's not so that people can receive them, it's because you will find the joy of giving, learn to find that. So it is beautiful to actually if you live learn to give an offer from what you've got from the little that you have, or
the life that you have. Everyone's different. You will find it very difficult later on in your life to live to go through a day not giving something like not offering and not saying I'm not talking wealth. I know. I know. That's what our minds jumped to immediately and well, I'm not even talking about specifically wealth. What you have to offer is is much more broad and much more important. There's way more to it than just the money piece. You have your time you have your empathy. You have your experience, you have your knowledge, like these things sometimes, like a lot of them are much more meaningful. Yes. Well, in many situations, especially people who are in need of it. If someone
is starving and you offer them Janya your area they know they need to, but sometimes what people actually need is just it's just someone who cares enough. Someone who's willing to you know, listen, embrace them a little bit. Listen to what they have to say maybe maybe maybe a friend, maybe maybe someone who can offer some advice for someone who is empathize with the difficulties that they're having. That is that is that is offered that's giving us giving, finding the joy of giving them a huge pleasure. Hi, Nancy, I love this area. This area is extremely meaningful. It is it is an anti Islamic anthem. He's telling you sometimes I can't, I can't comprehend as most like I can't imagine
a Muslim listening to this hearing Allah telling them that and then not taking interest in what he just said. He's telling you, you want to be successful. You need to protect yourself, those who protect themselves from the selfishness of their souls are going to be successful. Have you thought about that at all? Is that something you care about? Do you even know? Your soul can be selfish, you know, when that selfishness comes, how it presents itself? You see, children are selfish. But it's cute. When you're two years old. It ain't cute when you're 32.
It's not cute anymore. Two year old, yeah, my son wants, He wants all of the chocolates. He wants the one in his mouth, the two in his hands and that no one to touch. That's what he wants. It's funny. It's funny.
Finding that is not funny.
It's this is not because because we Allah is about you, you're you're expected to learn, oh, this is there as an instinct for survival. It's important without it, we wouldn't have evolved as a race, we wouldn't be here as human beings. But then later on, we have to learn to protect ourselves from it, well, I this, this, this term is so profound, you can't remove it, you can't get rid of it. You can't kill it off. You have to just learn to protect yourself from the negative, the negative impact of the wrong type of selfishness and redirect it towards that which are supposed to be selfish about it tell you a quick story. To understand why this is why it's important.
We've all heard
you know, the story of Cornish came back after the first Lawson a lot of the younger people who were you know, very enthusiastic about being Muslim weren't there for budget, but there was still in 14 people who had gone on the conquest to get the caravan and then it turned into a war but they weren't fully prepared for it. So a lot of people who didn't know about this, like why weren't we there? We weren't We weren't planning for war to begin with. So a lot of younger people want it to be there to defend and stand by the values. So so they were very enthusiastic. So Java did not dilla long sorry, Java and Abdullah have now moved me haram while the Allahu Anhu Matt
said y'all sort of like I'm with you. I'm going to get my get dressed. So he goes and he starts getting getting his armor on. So his father Abdullah ignoble haram, who was I was 78 years old at the time. Told them were you What are you doing? today? I'm going to this is a battle I'm going to stand by the prophet Allah you saw to us and the day it was extremely stressful and very difficult to third of the army left and deserted. So Abdullah told them no you're not this is not we didn't agree to this one of us has to stay here because I biller had a nine daughters and only gender what both of them couldn't go like if you know how did you get you get both men can't get one of them has
to stay there to continue to take care of the family. And some of the some of the dogs were very young. So I go I said no, we have to you know we have to draw for this. You have to draw and you know, you're you're their father and you're the elderly I'm young I go and Abdullah said no. We draw we draw straws for this.
So jabber drew straws with his dad, his dad one Jabra starts to sob because he's not a part of what's coming. I biller gets dressed in a job it is sobbing because like I'm missing out again. I'm missing out again. And it just makes no sense at all. And he can't he can't he's very
upset that he can't and Abdullah is getting dressed and he looks at me says well Allah He ebony Locanda to label Jana Arthur to cobia if it was anything aside from Jana, I would have given it to you whatever it is that in this world I'm happy to offer you but this is Jen and I can get no I come first understand anything aside of Janna, it's yours, but this is just I can't. So it would go a little bit low I know when He would fight with the prophit Assad Sam and he would die and the story job it would come and find his father and he would sob and cry and the Prophet it is also a standby job and and tell him if he owed it you can cry for him. You can not cry for him. You can do whatever
you want. For in Equateur Mazola Tuvalu who had was it a summer is Serbia when you cry him or not, you see them and I continued to shade him as he moved up to the southern sky for Kalama hula who Kiefer Han doing a hijab where Allah subhanaw taala spoke to him was no barrier whatsoever and he told him yeah Abdullah terminado Oh, Abdullah telling me what you want for Carla Abdullah I didn't either you sent me back again to do it again. Send me back to do what is right again and fight for you again for calling in the Oxfam to under whom la hella y'all
so Allah Subhan tells him there is no there is no way back I have I have made an oath that once you're dead you don't go back again to mana Allah yah, yah asked me something else for God. Beautiful man if he told him to tell those who
weren't here yet what I am in and that's what you have installed.
Whether it's x seven Melodien Of course you Luisa de la bella here on Endor behaviourists are gonna vary those beautiful verses and certainly everyone that everyone here knows and heard before will revealed. And Java wiped his tears and went on with the rest of his life. But I'm just showing this is how they understood things. No agenda. It's not the same battle
of time yellow Okay, we're done. So I'm not gonna I can't really explain this third verse anyways. So I might as well just tell you the story. In the meantime, the same battle
happened to be Abdullah had been hammering the hell out on his best friend. They grew up together. I'm gonna do the demo.
He was a gentleman was crippled.
He was born with a disfigurement in his leg and he could not walk straight. So
when it came to the bad level, he was exempted. He didn't have to go like it was clear. But he started getting dressed. And his sons are saying you don't have to go they said what I didn't really how much this is a Quranic you don't have to go no one's gonna think you're munafo hypocrite for not going, there's not there's not, you're not obligated. And he and he's shushing them and getting dressed. So they go to their knees again in the 70s. So they go to the Prophet it is so twisted. And so yes, that Allah is he's getting dressed. He's 70 Something he can't even walk properly. What is he gonna do? What chances does he have can you speak to him? He speaks some sense into him. So above
it, you saw to us and said, alright, I'll go talk to him. So he goes talk to goes and talks to him. And he says Yama Malaika
ma Alikum in jihad, you don't have to perform this. You don't have to go with us. Or in Dhaka that origin you have this you know this, this crippling us for Karla Rasool, Allah, Morocco and the jetty had eel Jana. What do you know, maybe I went to Ghana with this crippled foot of mine. He had been tired of it, you know, all his life. All you heard is you're crippled is crippled that you can't do this. You just say well, don't go here. Don't go to all this. Like, that's all you heard. And he was fed up, and he was tired. And he wanted to go and be with whatever he wanted to stand up for what he believed in, you want to be with the people you loved. Or the Allah who I knew the Prophet either.
You saw some saw that. So he didn't didn't say another word to it. Okay? If that's what you want, then you can go. He didn't he didn't argue anymore. He told the children leave your father, leave him. Leave him he understood what you saw this person has been has been through enough like
even if I tried to reason explain to him why he doesn't have to go is not going to do it's not going to work close. He's he's already at that point where he just he's not he's not taking no for an answer as we go. And the story goes that he would go and he was running. You can see there's something wrong because he can't run straight he can. And he's at the beginning of the battle. He's running and you can see it's I'm robbing jumbo because no one is walking crippled. He's calling we're Hanley heljan. Oh the beauty of the center agenda. Wa Hanley agenda, the beauty of the scent in a sham data, the illegal Japanese smell genders just over that the mountain. He turns around, he
looks at Medina, he says y'all are black to me, and I don't send me back. There was sent me back. I don't want to go back. I'm good. I don't want to go back. Further. He goes and he stood. And what he ended up doing is he actually was one of the Sahaba who fought the group that Khalid was leading up the mountain that day. You know the story, you know the story? Yeah. They were going up the mountain after the people ran down. He was one of amongst the few that saw kind of going up the mountain and actually ran up and tried to stop it and the catastrophe that actually happened afterwards, and he was martyred are the Allahu Anhu.
But this is how they were. They their selfishness was towards the right targets. They knew what they wanted. They knew
Who what to be selfish about and what not to be protecting themselves from the negativity of worldly selfishness. So I'll talk about that a little bit more in Charlottetown. Next Next week, we'll also talk about the third group of Muslims that we didn't get a chance to talk about and show next week as well. I hope that was a benefit to you. So while you're hunting Shinola, either learn to stop flow to glucosyl Allahu wa salam ala Nabina Muhammad wa early he was so happy he managed