Ahsan Hanif – Be In This World As If You Were A Stranger

Ahsan Hanif
AI: Summary © The segment discusses the confusion surrounding Islam and the importance of holding onto one's religion. It also touches on the idea of a "stranger" or someone who wants to uphold Islam, and the importance of finding out who is the intended recipient of reward. The sharia should be understood and applied in the correct way, but it is difficult to uphold laws until they are killed. The importance of learning and being true to oneself is emphasized, and the need for discipline and constant monitoring of one's religion is emphasized. The speakers emphasize the importance of learning and being true to oneself to avoid harming their reputation and family.
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In what is cryptid in Sahih, Muslim on the authority of the companionable Herrera the Allah one that our Prophet said Son, Allahu Allah he will send them Islam by the ribbon, will say oh, do hurry man come by the photo by the robber. Indeed, Islam this religiously began as something strange, and it will return to being something strange just as it began. So many the glad tidings be for the strangers. This hadith is an amazing Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam concise and succinct in its words, but amazing and deep in its meaning. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is comparing two times in this OMA and two groups of people from amongst the people of this ummah.

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And even though the distance or the time that elapses between those two groups of people, is may be well be sanctuaries may well be a great deal of time. But there is a overlap between them in terms of the situation that they face. Both of those groups of people are strangers amongst their people. In the beginning of Islam in the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Islam was seen as something strange, you would have the odd person in a family being a Muslim, you had the odd person in a, in a tribe or a clan being Muslim. You had the odd person in the community or a city accepting Islam, those people, they were strangers, because what they stood up for and what they upheld. And

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what they believed in was something that the vast majority of people didn't accept it in like, wasn't the popular opinion, wasn't the mainstream or the norm of those communities and those societies, the people didn't like what they were preaching initially wasn't something which they liked. And that's why Allah azza wa jal would say the role of the prophets of Allah or the human salatu salam, when they would come to their people and they would call them to the heat of Allah azza wa jal from amongst the most common responses that they would receive was messenger and Abby had Fei back in a wedding. This isn't something that we've heard before from our forefathers. This

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is something weird, something strange, something that we don't accept. That is how Islam began. And for those people that are time to hold on to their religion, to be steadfast upon it, to persevere and have the discipline and the strength and the courage to believe in Allah azza wa jal and to worship Allah subhana wa Tada required a great deal from them and that is why Allah azza wa jal honors and blesses those people that we call the Companions of our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, what are the Allahu Akbar macmaine will say or who do come by the everyman, but then at the end or towards the end of time, Islam becomes strange again, not necessarily this time, because the

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Muslims are few and far between, not necessarily because there's only one Muslim in the family or in the community or in the country, but because the correct understanding of Islam and holding on to the Quran and the teachings of the Sunnah. That becomes strange, even amongst the Muslims, as the scholars of the self used to mention that a person wants to stand up and hold on to the Sunnah. They want to abide by the commands of Allah azza wa jal, they want to live their life in accordance to the revelation that Allah azza wa jal gave, but even amongst the Muslims that become strange, because the people have become distant from ALLAH SubhanA wa, tada, the man has become weak. Their

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understanding of the religion is not the same way as the Companions and the taboo even understood this religion. So the Muslim even at that time become strange, even amongst the Muslims. They look at him and he's someone who wants to uphold the sun. No, she's someone who wants to apply the sun in her life. And they consider that to be strange, because the way that they want to practice Islam isn't necessarily according to the Quran and to the Sunnah. You have the person who's invited to the wedding, but the wedding is full of music, full of free mixing. The person wants to stay

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away from that wedding because they want to uphold in their life, the laws of Allah subhanaw taala they want to uphold the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam but his own family, her own friends, her own relatives are going to speak against them. Why? Because that person is trying to hold on to the Sunnah until they are like strangers in the time. And that is why in the narration of the wedding of our beloved Mr. Or the hola one, this hadith that I mentioned this quatro began this quote by Well, there's a continuation because the companion said men whom era surah Allah, who are the strangers that you're speaking about the you gave to them this amazing reward tuba glad tidings.

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Some of the scholars said he means every goodness every reward is for those people and others from amongst the Companions because they were always mentioned in the Quran. Some of them said it is from the names of Jana, that those people will have Jana, another said it is the name from the names of the trees of Jana tree, but the name of Toba, Allah azza wa jal will give to those people their reward to burden Orava Glad Tidings reward or for those strangers they said Who are the Messenger of Allah? He said, Son, Allahu Allah, He will send them a Lavina loosely who then in the face of the NASS those people who want to stay upright, when others are committing mistakes and errors. Just

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because the people don't know that hate. They don't know the Sunnah. They don't know what the companions are upon, doesn't mean the one that the one who is standing up for that defending it acting upon it. He's the one that's the peculiar strange one is strange, in that sense, because the people don't understand it anymore. But it's not strange in the sense that in the sight of Allah azza wa jal, he's the odd one out that person, even by himself, is the person that can uphold the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu, where it will send them

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and those people that do this for them there is an amazing reward. Because one of the things that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam prophesized and told us and one of the principles or one of the things that we learn in our religion, is that as time passes by, it is more and more difficult to be steadfast upon your religion, more and more difficult to learn your religion to seek knowledge, more and more difficult to understand your religion and to apply it in the correct way more and more difficult to understand the true context in which those issues of the Sharia should be understood. And so it's difficult requires discipline requires time requires effort requires a great

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deal of of of joy than he had from you. And that is when the hadith of Amma worry about the Allah Who and also in Sahih Muslim. He said that we once went to the Prophets with the Prophets on Allah wherever he was sent him and we entered into the graveyard and he gave synonyms to the inhabitants of the graveyard. This is the Sunnah Salah Marathi Kannada common meaning when the insha Allah who become law only gave them sometimes the deceased of the graveyard. And then he said, said salah, where are you gonna send him to those companions or with him? What did to another one, Anna? I wish that I could see that we could meet our brothers. The Companions were taken aback and they said, O

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Messenger of Allah, Allah Juana, are we not your brothers, that you want to meet the yarn too long and long to meet with? He said, Sal, Allahu Allah. He was sitting them into most heavy, you will my companions. My brothers are those people who have yet to come, meaning those believers will come after my death, meaning the death of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, in another wedding of the same Hadith he said, there are those who will come after me, who never saw me no met me, but they will still believe in me and follow me. That is the definition of being a brother to the Prophet of Allah Salah Where are you sending male lawmakers from amongst those people? They said, O

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Messenger of Allah and how will you recognize your brothers when you never met them? If you've never met your brother in your life, you've never met someone in your whole life. Unless they sent you a photo with a gift to you a very detailed description how will you know who that person is? On messenger of Allah? Will you recognize these people you never met them? He said, some Allahu Allah he will send them if one of you was to have a horse that had streaks of white on its legs, and he was in a paddock with horses that are all one single color, wouldn't it stand out that horse that streak with white? They said yes, so messenger of Allah. He said likewise, the people of mine Enma

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they will be strict with light on your monitor Yama from the remnants from the signs of widow that they used to make on their arms on their feet. Those signs of widow will be prominent on that day. And then the Prophet said said Allahu Allah he will send them and I will meet you at my house, my pond. But as I stand on my pond, they will be people that will come and they will be pushed away by the angels, the way that the stray camel is pushed away, and I will see Let them come, let them come. And they will say to me, you don't know how they change your religion after you. So I will say to them, then take them away from me. Take them away from me. This is what it means to be a hurry

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but stranger to hold on to something when people are altering that to hold on to something that people are changing, to hold on to something that people are trying to water down. Because your belief and my belief is in Allah subhana wa Tada that there is no good nothing that is beneficial. Nothing that will bring you success and salvage

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Mission in this life and the next except that Allah azza wa jal gave it to us in the Quran on the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned to us mentioned it to us in his authentic sunnah. And therefore, to hold on to that understanding correctly, in his concrete in his correct context, applying it in the correct way, that is our religion. And those people have a great reward, as mentioned here by the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, those are the people that Allah that the Prophet will send them long to meet, the people that he wished to meet, so Allah, Allah, Allah, He will send them the prophets on Allah where he was sending him used to prepare his companions for

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that time. Because even in the time of the companions, or towards the end of that time, when the companions were few in number, when the companions were the minority amongst the people, even though there was a great deal of God and piety at that time, but there were certain things that were becoming strange that the companions were upon us to prepare some Allah while he was sending his companions, the mindset of the believer, the way that you have to think and sometimes behave, especially when the people who are closest to you, your family, your friends, your neighbors, your relatives, they're the ones who are saying that you're not doing a good job or you're not on the

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correct path. And it's because of their ignorance because of their lack of knowledge. Not because necessarily you are making a mistake, the prophets of Allah What are you sending me this is the reason the hadith of Abdullah bin Ramadan, the Allahu arguements al Bukhari, he said, a fedora Sula. He said, Allah, where are you send me man, Kimmy. He said the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam helped me by the shoulders. And he said, Yep, now Rama? Can confit dunya can Nikka hurry boon. Oh, Abby will Sabine. He said a webinar Model B in this life in this world, as if you're a stranger or a traveler. Because the stranger, the traveler has a certain mindset. When you go to a

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place and you're a stranger, you're a traveler, you behave in a certain way. You think in a certain way, you're going to settle in that place in a certain way, as opposed to the one who's a resident, or the one who thinks that they will live forever, or the one who doesn't have any intention of moving on from that place. The two different ways of looking at something. The believer knows that this dunya is temporary, that this life is temporary, it's finite. Even if you read for 100 years, it is like the blink of an eye. And so the believer is the one who is married, there are a stranger. They behave like a stranger. Their mindset is a stranger. And the word water by here in the in the

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text of the Quran and the Sunnah doesn't mean that you're doing things that are weird or crazy or extreme No, you're hurried in the sense that you're trying to hold on to the Quran and the Sunnah at a time when people don't necessarily understand or recognize what that means. That is what is that is what it means to be strange. The hadith of a Butalbital cushiony or the Allah one, what is clicking the Timothy in his German, he said that the Prophet told his son Allahu Allah, he was setting them in our in them in water equal in Yemen. Indeed ahead of you or days, or sub roof he had called me the other Gemma, the one who is steadfast in those days, who will be like the one who

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holds on to a red hot coal, meaning the one who understands their religion holds on to it and applies it to the best of the human ability will be like someone who you give to them and their hands are red, hot, cold. Why? Because if you were to put that into someone's hand, your, your reaction, your immediate reaction is to let go, because it's painful and it's difficult and it's hard, but he holds on to it. Knowing that this is the religion of Allah subhana wa Tada. The Prophet told us and Allahu Allah, He was telling him that the reward of one of those people is like the reward of 50 from among students speaking to the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa

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sallam, and that is because those people are striving and working hard to try to try to understand their religion and to worship Allah subhana wa Tada to live their lives in accordance with the teachings of the Quran, and authentic sunnah via messenger of Allah who already was salam to be from those people. It is something which is extremely rewarding. And we live in times that are difficult with sometimes it's not easy to hold on to your religion. Sometimes it's not easy to stand up and be confident and proud in what you believe in, even though you know that it is the truth and from ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. And so these are Hadith these rewards the reminders from our Prophet sallallahu

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alayhi wa sallam, I hope that they serve by way of inspiration and motivation to keep a steadfast in these times that Allah azza wa jal mixes from amongst those people that he gives to them, that gives to them steadfastness gives to them certainty, gives them strength in their Eman makes them from amongst those people that Allah azza wa jal gives to them his Maria is with them Subhana wa Tada with this divine can is divine protection BarakAllahu li Walakum Quran he was sunnah whenever new year can be Mefi Himalaya to hikma Aquila, Kali ha That was stuffing Allah howdy welcome Alicia million Muslim minimun Collegium InfraStop Pharaoh in the whole world of Orion

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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah wa

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You will often be the woman who either was to limit the steamin cathedra. And my bad. Two points that I want to leave you with. In light of what we're discussing in this hadith are the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that I began this quote by when that indeed this religion began as something strange and it will return to being strange so glad tidings for the strangers. The hadith has a number of weddings and from amongst those weddings, when they said O Messenger of Allah described those people to us, he said, some Allahu alayhi, wa salam and livina you see Do not either na casa nurse, they are those people who increase when the people decrease, meaning that when

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the people are decreasing in terms of their Eman and their faith in terms of their piety, in terms of their awareness of Allah subhanaw taala and the consciousness of him in terms of their rabada in terms of their worship, in terms of their knowledge and their understanding of the Quran and the Sunnah. These are the people who increase, they increase, they do more, and they learn more, and they strive more and they seek to worship Allah azza wa jal more, and they seek to abide by the teachings of the Quran and the Sunnah more, because that is from the descriptions that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gave to those people, two points than that are very important. Number

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one, the issue of patience and steadfastness, it is from the greatest of Allah's blessings that Allah subhanaw taala gives to a person for that gives to a person steadfastness. And that is why when almost set them or the Allah when Allah was asked, What was the most frequent dua you had the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam make, she said I used to often hear him make the DUA Yamaka liberal colluded with Halmahera Denecke or the one who turns the hearts turn by heart towards your religion is to ask Allah azza wa jal to keep him steadfast to keep him patient, to give him the strength to be able to uphold of stay upon firmly upon this religion. And the second thing, that in

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order for you to abide by this to uphold this, to be from amongst these people that are the water ban the strangers, then you have to learn your religion. You have to seek knowledge. How can you distinguish between what is the heathen ship? What is sunnah? And what is correct or incorrect. If you don't know your religion, you haven't sought the knowledge of your religion. You don't know what's correct and incorrect because you haven't taken the time or made the effort to learn. And that's when you get things in the correct context. That's when you understand the rulings of the Sharia the way that they're meant to be understood. That's when Allah azza wa jal BY HIS WILL who

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safeguards you through that knowledge from going to extremes and doing things that don't make any sense not sanctioned by Allah azza wa jal or legislated in this religion, to seek knowledge is one of the greatest ways that Allah subhanaw taala fortifies a person with and that is why those people that will be taken away from the Prophet sallallahu it will send them a normal piano is because of their lack of knowledge. When they started to innovate in the religion and change the religion of Allah azza wa jal because they didn't learn the Quran, they didn't know the Sunnah. They didn't know what the companions were upon the Allahu Suez Allah azza wa jal by his most beautiful names and

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attributes that Allah subhanaw taala indulges all with beneficial knowledge were the righteous action that Allah subhanaw taala mix us from amongst those people who when we hear admonitions of the Quran and the Sunnah, we follow them in the most correct in the best of ways. Let's come back to that it keeps us safe, us and our families that Allah azza wa jal shows His mercy and forgiveness upon us and that Allah subhanaw taala safeguard us from the whisperings of shaytan and from the allies of shaytaan Subhanallah because the IOC phone was Saddam Hussein Al Hamdulillah here

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