An Ideal Friend And Neighbour
Channel: Ahmed Hamed
Series: Ahmed Hamed - The Role Model
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hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Karim? Allah Allah He was happy adjumani I would rely him in a shaytani r rajim Bismillah R Rahman Rahim we're in Nicola Allahu la pena. Aleem rubbish trolley surgery. Well, you're certainly Emory. AKA tamela Sahni. Yes. Who are you, your viewers, I greet all of you with the greetings of Islam. Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu. Meaning May the peace, mercy and blessings of Allah the Most I be upon all of you. Welcome to yet another episode of the role model.
In the last session, we have mentioned Muhammad peace be upon him the role model as a father and educator. In this episode, we shall discuss the role of Muhammad peace be upon him as a friend and neighbor, what teachings do we get from Mohammed Islam the ultimate role model as a friend and as a neighbor.
If we understand in the current scenario scenario, the current situation, when we look at and study, the criterias, for making friendship has gone to a lost level, to a worst level.
People would like to make friendship with those who are only rich people would like to be a friend, who are only influential people are running after those friends who have great attachment with this dunya people are running after those people who like and who boast to raise for evil things. These are our standards of selecting and becoming a friend.
My dear brothers and sisters, when we study the life of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. We find it exactly the opposite. We find that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam being the best role model as a friend, as a neighbor. He was always looking forward for those friends who are righteous, who are the people who do God, the people who remind you about Allah subhanho wa Taala, the people who does righteous, righteous acts, the people who always fear Allah from doing evil, the people who always love Allah, in doing God. These are the actual standards that we need to have in selecting our friends, because friendship is so important role. It is such an important play that a
person plays if you are with the friends who are evil towards who are wrong, who are criminals who are sinners, who are disobedient, then you will be you will be one day like them. So we need to choose friends, who are
the people of piousness of piety. People who always remember last pantalla people who can bring you back closer to a las panatela not the one who takes you away from Allah subhanho wa Taala we need the friends like Abu Bakr, radi Allahu Allah. Abu Bakr,
radi Allahu anhu, about whom Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, If I were to take a friend, if I were to take a friend, other than a law, that would be Abu Bakr
and he was the same like Abu Bakar. He was the same way, responding in a better way to aboubaker as a friend. He was such a great friend and hamdulillah that everyone would like to accompany.
Him, the Sahaba would do everything to be with him to be in his companion to be his companion. Remember, remember, when the when the mushriks when the pagans that is believers when they planned a plot to kill Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
Muhammad's Islam. He was waiting, the command of a las panatela to make a joke. And he got the permission of Allah subhanaw taala to make hijra, and it was Abu Bakr, his friend, his closest friend, Abu Bakr, radi Allahu anhu
who was so happy and he asked Rasul Allah. Yara Salalah Can I accompany you in this journey of migration?
Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said yes, you can accompany me in this journey, and will law he will law he Abu Bakr radi Allahu I knew he was so thrilled. He was so happy to be with Rasul Allah while doing that, while doing this migration. And it was said, he was crying, he was crying, out of joy, out of happiness out of this news that he can accompany Rasulullah sallallahu. Listen, and mind you, mind you, it was not a journey of leisure, it was not journey of entertainment. It was not the journey, but you're going to enjoy it was journey, which could endanger your life. But Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, he asked and gave him the permission, the best friend. These are the
friends, the friends who reminds you about Allah, and takes you closer to Allah. These are our friends, man, my dear brothers and sisters. Those people who are the friends of Allah and His Messenger, are the true friends. They are really concerned about you, not only this world, but the hereafter as well. Be sure that you make friendship, and you make people such that they become the friends of Allah, and you make friendship for them.
The company is very important. We need to make sure that we have those friends, who does righteous acts, who are involved in the service of Islam, who had the cause of a law, who helped to make this law, this this world, a better world to live not with those who raise for evil. We need to be the friend of those who are the people who raise for righteousness, who always go after the things which can help them and their friends and their society at large. My dear brothers and sisters, the lesson that we get from Muhammad sallallahu alayhi salam who is the best role model as a friend, and as a neighbor, as a friend we get
from his life, that first and foremost, our standards must be corrected. Our standards are not only for rich, our standards are not for the those people who are very much inferential. They might be your friends and they might be good. There is no harm in being their friend. But that is not the standard, the main standard that you need to have in finding and looking for friends. And making your friends like that is taqwa is piety is God consciousness. This is the main standard that you need to keep in mind, in making your friends and being the companies of those who are righteous. And these are the ones these are the ones which will take you which will lead you to the love of Allah
subhanho wa Taala as one of the ways of attaining and achieving the love of Allah subhanaw taala is that you stay you stay in the gathering of those who are righteous. You've been the company. You've been the friendship of those people who think about this dunya
Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as a neighbor. He said, This lesson learned he seldom in the Hadith, that he is not a believer. He is not a believer. He is not a believer
who sleeps with full stomach while his neighbor is empty stomach.
There is a crisis on our lives. My brothers and sisters. We really don't know even the name of our neighbors. We don't don't even know them. How can we take care of them? How can we lead them to the guidance? How can we help them? We don't know even their names. We don't know who is this?
beside you, masala lucidum used to say that jabril used to command me about the neighbors so much so that that I would think that they would share the inheritance. They will they are so close, neighbors play an important role. And you need to be kind to them, you need to help them, you need to advise them, you need to take care of them, share gifts with them,
be it a disbeliever
Be it a non Muslim, you're right
is that, that you must fulfill the rights of your neighbors. It is our duty to take care of our neighbor, Prophet salallahu alaihe salam said is not a believer who harms his neighbor, who harms his neighbor, and the one and the neighbor who is not who is not safe from his other neighbor. If your neighbor is not safe from you, he is not safe from you. And you're not a believer
Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam he gave so many commands. In terms of our neighborhood, my brothers and sisters, this is the time that we need to take care of them fundamentally.
Get to know them. Let them understand who you are. If they are non Muslim, let them understand that they have a Muslim neighbor. Let them understand who is Muslim, let them understand. The Muslim believes in Allah. Let them understand the book that was given to all the people including your neighbor, if he's a non Muslim, is the Quran. Share with them who is Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Make sure that you fulfill the rights of neighbors. And this is the command of Muhammad peace be upon him. Smile with them. When you're meeting, smile with them, and share gifts with them. This should not be this way, is almost lost in our lives. How can we take care of them? How can we
help and guide them? Fundamentally if we don't know them, so know your neighbor, understand the needs, help them in the need of their time. And this is how Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did and became an excellent role model as a as a person who is the best neighbor and as a friend. Indeed, indeed, the friendship of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the best one, we as Muslims need to take care of these standards and be in the company of righteous so that we may influence the society not that we may be influenced by the society, we need to take care of our neighbor, know them, help them, guide them and instruct them in the ways that our best and most gracious with this,
we would like to end with a reminder about the ayah in Surah column surah number 68 is number four, in which Allah subhanaw taala says we're in a colada Hulu Aleem, you owe Muhammad peace be upon him, is an exalted standard of character. He is the best human that ever walked on the face of the earth, be it as a father, as a husband, as an army general, as a leader, as a messenger, or as a friend and neighbor. Well, aka Juana and Al hamdu. lillahi Rabbil alameen.
Every time when I'm awake, oh thing that I see. I know it's hard to believe, but is the almighty when the leaves fall from the tree every plan
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