Ahsan Hanif – Loving For The Sake Of Allah

Ahsan Hanif
AI: Summary © The Hadith of the Prophet sallday is discussed, with the sun being focused on the Earth and bringing on heat. The importance of love and praying for others is emphasized, as it is crucial for spiritual well-being. The segment also touches on the characteristics of Islam, including the use of shades to protect against evil behavior and the god-like name for love. The importance of remembering history and finding people to remind oneself of the past is also emphasized.
AI: Transcript ©
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for the coming few weeks, we've been discussing in detail and explaining an amazing and beautiful Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and that is the hadith of Abu huraira or the Ola one, that illustrious companion, the prolific narrator of Hadith, who, despite his relatively short time that is spent in the company of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, because he came to Medina around the year six of hijra, so he only spent about three to four years in the company of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he memorized such a wealth of knowledge and he, he, he kept himself busy in the presence of the prophets on a low while he was sending them, memorizing his

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statements, memorizing his actions, memorizing everything that he could concerning the daily life and goings on of the prophets on a lower it will send him to the extent that he became the most prolific writer of Hadith, there is no companion that we know of that has generated more Hadeeth to us than a burrito or the Allahu wa. He mentions this hadith from our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. sulbactam nuloom Allahu

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Allahu Allah in La Villa. seven of those people, certain categories of people or those that are larger, which will give to them shade, on the day that there will be no shade except their shade. This is an amazing Hadith because it brings to us

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the reality of the terrorists of Yama, Yama. And the situation of the day when you look throughout the Quran, and he studied the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and you analyze each and every single one of those verses and a Hadith, that speak about the day of judgment in Yama, Yama, and how Allah subhanho wa Taala will change the earth and the heavens into something that we don't recognize, it will still be a land and he will still be a canopy above us. But he will not be anything that we're familiar with, that we will recognize. But Allah subhanaw taala, the Creator of the heavens and the earth, and the one who controls everything in existence, will change things the

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way that he pleases. Apparently,

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it is beyond our imagination as humans living in this world. It is beyond our capacity of reasoning and understanding, to appreciate the way that the earth will be changed. But a large soldier tells us in the Quran, from amongst those examples, and from amongst those descriptions that we have of normal tiama is how the sun will be eclipsed in a Shem Sakuya. The sun will be eclipsed meaning, just as we have a solar eclipse from time to time, in this life, in this world, it will lose its light. But like an eclipse, just because the sun loses its light doesn't mean that it will lose its heat. So the sun as we know gives us two main things. One is light and one is heat, warmth. The sun

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will lose its light, because a low will cause it to be eclipsed, but it will not lose its heat. And then Allah subhanaw taala is the Prophet mentioned sallallahu alayhi wa sallam will bring the sun to bear down upon the heads of creation, as the people are resurrected in me to stand before a loss of Hydra with Allah. And the distance of the sun will be one mile. Because we need

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the distance of a mile. The sun is millions and millions of light years away at the moment. And despite that, at its peak, and at its height in the summer months, if you were to go to the desert, or certain countries around the world, where temperatures will reach the high 40s and 50s degrees Celsius, where you can you know, we've all seen the videos on YouTube, where you can take a raw egg and place it on the street and it cooks and where you go and it's unfathomable. It's unbearable the heat for you to spend in the day. And if you were to sit in your car during that time, and if you're in a country like Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, one of these countries where you enter into a lot of time

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you even sit in your car. It is so hot that you can't touch the steering wheel. And it's unbearable to heat. And you may only go from one air conditioned apartment to your car which is air conditioned and come out of your car to go to the machine which is air conditioned. But that 10 seconds between your car and a place a roof over your head air conditioning will make you sweat and that's with the sun the distance as it is on Yom Okayama larger vision will allow the sun to come so close, that on the day people will be sweating. And the sweating will be profuse. Our Prophet told us all along while he was send them that the people will sweat in accordance to the sins that they committed in

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this life. To the extent that some people their sweat will be up to their ankles, others from amongst them up to their waists, others up to their chests, and some up to the tips of their noses that they almost drowning within their own sweat. On that day. That shade that a large soldier will give to certain types of people.

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It will be something which is precious and valuable. Something which is invaluable, something which you can't even place any price upon. Loss of Hannah Darla has given the blessing and he has given that favor to certain groups of people. This is what this hadith speaks about. There are certain groups of people and they're not only the seminar mentioned in this hadith or the Hadith, that speak about other groups of people that will also get the shade of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But this hadith is perhaps the most famous and one of the most comprehensive regarding this issue. Some of the scholars of the past likely Mahmoud Rahim Allah tala, the famous scholar of Hadith, the one who

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did the explanation of sacred Buhari, he even gathered all of those ideas together and he wrote a single book concerning those people he put them together in the single book because there is a big issue that are normal. We should strive to be from amongst those people that insha Allah, by Allah as mercy we will have his shape, Allah will give you shade what is the shade of Allah, the shade of Allah refers to the shade of his throne, according to the vast majority of scholars, and there are some narrations of this hadith and other Hadith where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned explicitly the word the throne of Allah, it is not a loss shade himself subhana wa Tada.

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It is the shade of the throne of Allah subhana wa Tada. And some of the scholars said, it is a shade that Allah will create above those people to protect them. Those people a normal piano, we'll be given that shape. And that day is not just a few minutes or a few hours. When in this world, you're in the heat of the sun and you're outside and you're walking from one point to another. Or perhaps perhaps you're in your car and air conditioning isn't working. And it's difficult, but you bear with it because it's 10 minutes is 15 minutes is half an hour, it's one hour and it's done. That is a day, its length will be 50,000 years. And that day won't begin until all of those terrorists come to

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play in the people. It is said according to some scholars, even the disbelievers will be looking towards the prophets of Allah asking for their intercession that Allah should begin the accounting because when Allah begins accounting, they know that we will, things will move along, people will go on from that stage to another stage. And if it is those people, that even though on normal piano, no one knows no one has that guarantee of where they are going in terms of their final abode. But the terrorists have that standing will be so great, that they will want things to proceed. And they will beseech the prophets of Allah and ask of them humbly that they should go and intercede before Allah

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subhanaw taala to be the normal piano. It is on a day like that on a large scale which will give shade to seven people.

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We're taking one of those categories today, as we've been doing every week and inshallah we will continue to do so until the series is finished. And the category that we have before you is the one in which the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam from amongst those people who will be given that Shiva noumenal Yama, what have you learned to have bath in law is Tamara Lee water for apparently, two people, two men, two people who loved one another for the sake of Allah. They met upon that love and they departed upon that love. This Hadith as with many, many of the texts of the banana in the Sunnah, are mentioned in the general noun. Well, they mentioned sometimes in the masculine form, but

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they include both men and women. It is just one of the ways that the Arabs used to speak that they would by default, speak about it in the masculine form. But it's not referred exclusively to men or two brothers, or two people who are or two males only. It includes everyone, to people who love one another for the sake of Allah. When they meet upon that love, they when they meet, they meet upon that love, meaning that they don't have any other ulterior motive for meeting their fellow brothers and sisters. They don't have the motive of wanting money, they don't have the motive of business. They don't have the motive of marriage that one of them wants to get married to another family

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member is not for the motive of fame or some type of position in society. It is simply because they wish to please Allah subhana wa Tada. And when they depart, they also depart upon that love, they depart, feeling sad that they're going to depart from someone who reminded them of Allah, Who brought them closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala this

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particular set of people group of people and this characteristic and attribute is something which is mentioned many times in the Quran and the Sunnah, those people who love for the sake of Allah, our Prophet told us sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that our Lord subhana wa Tada. So it'll sit in the Hadith and see what Shabbat Muhammad

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Buddy Phil Mota have been a fee when you seen a fee when Mutasa arena fee, one meter babina fee for types of people, they will have the love of Allah. Allah says in this hadith I could see four types of people My love is obligatory upon them, those who love one another for the sake of Allah, and those who sit with one another for the sake of Allah, and those who visit one another for the sake of Allah, and those who strive for one another for the sake of Allah, may Allah azza wa jal make us from amongst those people, those four people Allah has made his love obligatory upon them. Why? Because the operative word in each one of them is that they love for the sake of Allah, they visit

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and sick and strive for the sake of Allah subhana wa Tada. And that is the characteristic of a true friend. And it is the characteristic of a true companion, the companion, there is a righteous companion, when they meet with you, when they sit with you, and they advise you, they do so for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Our Prophet told us on a low while he was seldom that from amongst those people who came before us there was a man who was traveling to another village to meet another man. So alarms that we just sent to him an angel in the form of a man also, to go and test him and speak to him. So he met this man, the angel and he said, Where are you going? And the man replied,

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that I'm going to such and such a place to meet such and such a person. The angel said to him Why? He said, because he's a brother of mine. He said, perhaps you're going to meet him for some business purpose. The man said, No. He said, perhaps is for marriage. You want to get him to marry someone from his family? He said, No. So he said, Why? He said, only for a loss pleasure. So the angel responded that I am an angel, from your Lord, that You will Lord sent to you to tell you that just as you love that man for the sake of Allah, Allah loves you as well. And that is one of the greatest rewards and benefits of loving someone for the sake of Allah subhana wa tada that in turn, a large

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xojo will give you His love, and allows love means his protection, and His mercy, and his pleasure and his happiness. subhana wa Tada. And when Allah gives someone is happiness and his pleasure and his protection and his mercy, no evil will come to them in the swamp, no harm will come to them in this world. And when they are approached with difficulty, a large religion makes them steadfast. And Allah subhanaw taala makes for them a way out, gives them respite from the difficulties. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to encourage who were Villa muhabba Villa loving for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala, building and forging relationships and friendships for the sake of

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Allah subhana wa tada because a true friend that loves you for the sake of Allah azza wa jal is the one who won't shy away from advising you sincerely. And they don't stop advising you simply because they fear that you'll become upset. That's not the characteristic of a true friend, that if they know that you're going to be upset, but you need some advice when you're doing something wrong. Or you need reminding, when you're performing a particular sin and you need someone to take you by your hand and remind you of a law. They won't shy away from it because they're afraid of their personal relationship. Or they're afraid that you'll become upset in some way, when they're afraid that you

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will break them off. A true friend in a wise Yes, a wise way and a merciful gentle way. They would find a way of reminding you from Allah subhanho wa Taala our Prophet told us on the lower Arlene was seldom that from amongst the best of people are those who when you see them, they remind you of Allah. So sometimes it's not just that the always preaching to you know, slaughter, they always lecturing you, but just through their mere presence in your company, just by being around them. They are people who remind you of Allah, when it's the time for prayer, they'll go and pray. They don't need to tell you necessarily go and make work or go and pray for cars. They don't need to go and do

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that. But just from their example. You know that it's time to pray. Through their example you're reminded of Allah through their example. You think of Allah subhana wa tada and you remember the next life, Allah subhanaw taala says in the Quran, Allah, Allah, Yama even better than I do.

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In the law, the word Khalid in the Arabic language is reserved for the closest of friends. Ibrahim Alayhi Salam is the kalila of Allah, meaning the close friend of Allah. Our Prophet sits on a long while he was selling. If I was to take a holiday from my alma, it would have been Abubakar rhodiola. One khaleel is the closest friend what we would call a best friend.

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That person that you can rely upon, at any situation, any time any place that you implicitly trust with everything and anything. Our Allah Subhana Allah says in the Quran, those people Allahu Allah, the best of friends the closest of friends. Yama, even Baba homely Bernardo dinardo, they will be enemies one to another when a normal pm on that day, they will be enemies one to another. Why will they be enemies? How does your closest friend in this life turn into your enemy on the Day of Judgment is because that friendship wasn't for the sake of Allah. So a lot concludes the verse and he says lol mucked up in except for the righteous and the pious meaning for them their best friends,

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their closest friends, their khaleel will remain so a normal pm as well. It is said that this verse and other verses similar to it, were revealed about two men from amongst or ish in the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.

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These two men both of them were disbelievers, from the noble men of courage. One of them was an outspoken critic, arch enemy of Islam, someone who harm the Muslims. And the other man who happened to be his best friend. He was a non Muslim, he was a disbeliever as well, but he wasn't someone that was harsh against the Muslims. In fact, he would go and he would sit with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he would listen to the Quran, he would listen to what the professor had to say, not because he had become a Muslim, but because he understood that the speech was amazing. It's eloquent is beautiful. He wanted to sit down. The other leaders and noble men of courage saw this

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and they realize this. So they said to his best friend, who was an arch enemy of Islam, that your friend has become bewitched, by Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he listens to the Koran. He listens to the recitation, and he's become bewitched.

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So this man, his best friend, he became upset. And he took it as a personal insult, that the other leaders of Piraeus are attacking someone that's so close to him, because to attack his friend is an attack upon him as well. So he went to his closest friend, and he said to him, by Allah, your face is haram for me, meaning I will never look upon you again. We will never meet each other again. We will never face one another again. Unless you go to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and you spit up on his face, wanting to show the people of parish that you're not bewitched. You're not mesmerized. You're not under some sort of spell that you are from amongst us, right? You're one of

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our people. You're not one of his followers. This man had a choice. He knows deep down because he listens to the business to the processor, lemon, he knows his character. He knows that it's wrong. He knows that it doesn't make sense. But what's being played here is friendship. Not just an acquaintance that you happen to know when a friend that you call a friend, this is the closest person to him. So he chose that friendship over his inner feelings. What do you need to be right and true. So he went to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and he spat upon his face. Allah subhanaw taala revealed his verses concerning people like him, Allah, Allah, these best of friends,

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on Yom Okayama will be enemies one to another, each one will blame the other, for being misguided for turning away from the path of Allah. Each one will blame the other. One will say that it was him of a law that made me go and spit on the prophet SAW Selim. He was the one who forced me. He was the one who told me to, and the other one, also Allah, He listened to the Quran and he spent time with the Prophet sallam. He never told me he never guided me, he never advised me. Each one of them will become an enemy to another. So Lord, Allah subhanaw taala tells us in the Quran, in Surah Furqan, that from amongst those people on human piano, who will have regret and remorse, or those people who

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listened to their friends instead of follow the prophets of Allah while he will sell them, and they will say, what, oh my

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god day, on the day when a person or an oppressor law calls them, they will bite down upon their own hands in remorse and regret. They will bite on their own hands out of the regret and remorse that they feel you're going to have tomorrow so de Sevilla, and they will say to us, if only we had followed the path of the Prophet son alone, he will sell them your way latterly Tony lama funan and Halima wrote to me, if only I had not taken so and so as my close friend, Lacan abala near the victory, bad journey, that man, he misguided me after Allah's guidance came to me. So loss of Hannah Darla speaks about this concept of friendship in the Quran and the prophets on a loved one.

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Li Silla mentions it in his Sunnah over and over again. And one Hadith the Prophet told us on a low while he was salaam, salaam and he was at the beginning the Halawa to a man, three things if you have them, you will taste the sweetness of Eman, the sweetness of faith from amongst those three things is you said sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and you have been Marula your Hippo Illa de la, that you love someone, you only love them for the sake of Allah subhana wa Tada. Because from the beauty of this religion is that yes, we have to fight the whisperings of shapen. And we have to fight against our own desires, we have to ensure that we follow a loss command. And it is difficult

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because sometimes our desires overcome us. And sometimes we can rescind and we make mistakes. But one of the ways that we strengthen our stones and overcome these challenges, something that alone is profits on a lower it was seldom recommended highly is that you have people around you who remind people around you who will help you, people who when you make a mistake, don't come and wants to then they kick you again and again. Because now you've made a mistake, they're going to make you feel even worse. But there are those people who when you make a mistake, they will take you by the hand and they will lift you up, they will guide you, they will remind you so in the time of the

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Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they will companions used to make mistakes, they will companions used to sin, they will companions used to be punished. And they are companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they have that menzerna the honor that status of companionship, but they were human. And they were our examples are just as they are able to make mistakes, then surely Me and You are also able to make mistakes. But one thing that they had and that they surrounded themselves with are those people who are righteous, those people who would help them, bring them back to Allah subhanaw taala remind them of a large religion.

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One of those companions, he used to be used to make use to perform a particular sin, and then he would be punished. And after a while he would go and perform the same sin again and he would be punished again. So after a number of times, on one occasion, whilst he was being punished,

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one of the companions remarked and he said, This man never learns, doesn't learn, he sins is punished he sins is punished Netherlands, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to the companion, who made that remark, your brother was in more of more in need of you than this. He needed something greater than this, don't help shape on overpower him. chiffon has already made him perform a sin, he's already made him commit an error. Don't make shapen even stronger. Because now what he needs more than anything, is to be reminded of a loss of Hannah Montana, the mercy of Allah the forgiveness of Allah so that he makes tobacco turns back to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And that is

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the sign of a true brother. He knows what it is that the people need, or his friend needs. A friend knows what their friend needs, and he gives it to them, or she gives it to them at that time when they most need it. And that is what the companions used to do. Rob the Allahu anhu much value. When the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam first came to Medina, as you know, he established a pact of brotherhood, this Hua. And these people didn't even know each other. Can you imagine? A group of strangers come, you have no connection to them. They're not your relatives. They're not your friends. These aren't people that you're familiar with. There was no Facebook in those times that

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you really knew what they look like and their names and their hobbies. There was nothing and these people came Paul penniless, many of them having suffered, you know, like torture and oppression. Some of them their families had been taken and separated from them. Others their wealth and their possessions had been confiscated. And they have traveled to distant foreign land. Today, Mecca, Medina sounds like it's the same thing. In those days, people never used to travel those distances. It was another world. So they come to this land and they have nothing left everything for the sake of Allah subhana wa Tada. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam takes one companion from the

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unsolved from the people of Medina. And he pairs them up with a man or a companion from them. Well, hello Julian from the people of Mecca. And he makes them brothers, not just brothers is that we say overall brothers right? Everyone here were brothers in Islam. That's not the meaning of that pact of brotherhood. The Brotherhood meant that they like your blood brother, what you would do for your blood brother, in terms of the sacrifice that you would make the the help that you would offer everything that you would do for your own blood sibling. That is how the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told them to behave to one another. Now obviously the Muslims of Mecca, Paul, they don't

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have much to offer. In that pact of brotherhood. They don't have much to give. So they're receiving

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It's the people of the unsolved the people of Medina who have their lands and their families and their wealth. And whatever property and business they have, they are the ones who must give. So one of them would come to his fellow brother from McKinney would say, my wealth half is for me and half is for you, my business was split into 250 50, right. And if you have a business, even to give a 5% 1% share, always a big thing 5050 between me and you, this is my house, you take one floor, I'll take one floor, you take half, I'll take half. And that's what they did with those companions. To the extent that at that time, at the beginning of the Medina and period, they would inherit from one

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another, meaning that if one of those companions from Medina died, it wasn't the uncles and their nephews and the cousins that inherited from them. It was that man from Makkah, their brother from Mecca, they would inherit from one another, that was later abrogated, was changed, and families inherit from one another, but at the beginning of Islam, because that was the need, even inheritance went to those people. So the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam established this amongst the companions. So companions built this brotherhood amongst themselves, where they would advise one another, where they would help one another. And yes, sometimes they would make mistakes against one

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another as well. And they would, and they would, you know, make errors because that's human nature. But despite all of that, they were able to overcome it, because they had a greater goal and a greater vision. And that is that they had that love for the loss of Hannah Montana. And that doesn't mean that all of them are close friends, because brotherhood doesn't necessarily mean that each and every single person, I have to know them in that way. Yes, there are certain people that I will choose in my circle that I know very well, and they for me are my closest brothers, my closest friends, but everyone else is also a brother to me. So the companion just to have the type of a Hua,

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one of the greatest examples, and the most famous, perhaps, is the Brotherhood between Abu Bakr and Omar radi, Allahu Allahu Allah, that the two of them was so close, that they could advise one another, no matter what the situation, and they could come to one another, and they could help one another. And they could advise one another without fear of, you know, someone becoming offended or something else. So when a loved one wanted to marry off his daughter, have some of your loved one.

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He went to Abu Bakar and he said to her, I said to him, I want to marry you, my daughter, Abu Bakar, didn't say anything. So he went to us man rhodiola one and said the same thing. And I said, I don't need to get married. So Omar became upset. These are his two closest friends, Abu Bakr, Horace Mann. None of them wants his daughter became upset. But then after a couple of days, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came and asked for her hand in marriage. So Baba karate Allah one met Ramadan, he said, I know that day that you asked me to marry half saw and I said nothing. You became upset. But it's not because I didn't want to marry her. It's because I had heard the Prophet

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sallallahu alayhi wa sallam see her name and mentioned that he was interested in her. And I wasn't going to expose the secret of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam I wasn't going to say anything before him. And at the same time, I didn't want to say no, because had he changed his mind, I would have married her. This is how the companions is to deal with one another. So after the death of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam when abubaker rhodiola one became the Khalif of the Muslims, Rama rhodiola. One came to him one day and he said, Oh, Abu Bakar you have so many issues to deal with. You're fighting with the Romans on one side, the Persians on the other. There are the Arab tribes

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from across Arabia who have left Islam, they're fighting the Muslims. We have people who refuse to give us a car. They're fighting you all sorts of issues going on after the death of the profits on the LaGuardia send them so why don't you leave the governorship of Medina to me, leave the affairs of Medina to me. I will be your governor. I will deal with people's disputes. You worry about the bigger issues of ibaka rhodiola unaccepted. He needed the help and he accepted this house. So I'm going to do law one sees that there's a need see that there's an issue doesn't think a way for him to come and ask he goes in the office and Abubakar rhodiola one accepts the durations in the books

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of biography they see that a whole year passed. And normally a loved one came one day tobacco and he said, Abubakar, I resign. I resigned I don't want to be your judge and Governor anymore. So Rebecca rhodiola when asked and he said I mean Michelle cotton he is it because it's difficult. Dealing with people's issues judging between them. People have disputes and issues they come to you. It's difficult is a responsibility. Is it because it's difficult or more of the law? what I've said no, but it said for the whole year that I have been in this position. No two people have come to me with an issue. Not a single

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claim has come before me or a single dispute. And then he will turn around. He said, because we live in a community, in Medina in that time, we live in a community where people know the rights of one another. So when you know that that is your right to only take what is your right, and when you know that that is the right of someone else, you fulfill it for them. These are a group of people in Medina, who when someone becomes ill, they go and visit him. When someone is in debt, they offer to help them when a person passes away, they go and play their janazah each person knows what is the right of the other person. So abubaker is not because it's difficult for me, it's because we don't

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have a need, there's no need. And that doesn't mean that in the year, there wasn't problems. They weren't misunderstandings. They weren't like an issue that needed to be resolved, it just means that they never escalated to that level where they had to go before a lot of your loved one. The companions were able to settle them amongst themselves, they were able to deal with them. Because if as a Muslim, you know, these are my rights. And you know that these are the rights of another person. I know what my rights are, and I know what your rights are, and you know the same. Why then would we have an issue? Why then would we differ over inheritance? Why there will be different

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issues of marriage and divorce? We know what a large religion has legislated for us. We know what is halal and haram. We know what a large religion has made part of our religion. And this is the way that the companions were. So bobak and Rama rhodiola, one day had this amazing relationship. If one of them went to do something good, the other one would go. And he would strive to do the same thing. They would compete with one another, not to become the richest or the most powerful. No, they would compete with one another to earn a large reward and is pleasure. And that is the meaning of good friendship. Someone who reminds you of a law and they encourage you to be better. They encourage you

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to do more or more or the alarm rang whenever a group of people came trouble because your loved one, what would you do? He would always be standing next to tobacco? And they would say to Omar Why? Why do you stand next to abubaker every single time you there? He said because Abu Bakar people think that he's soft hearted. He's gentle, he's merciful. So if they think they can take advantage of him, they see me next to him. And they know that they can't take advantage of me. Right? So remember, the long run would complement abubaker the long run and scholars like Hebrew Tamia Rahim, Allah or others, they say they look at the two personalities, but how they mix. So while they were very

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different in the characters and personalities, very different, but because each one of them wanted to please Allah subhana wa Taala. Together the main, this formidable team, there's a story that a group of people once came. And they asked about kind of the long run for Zika some mouth from Zika. So Rebecca de la grande agreed, and he said go to such and such a place to some animals there and take what you need. So as they were going, they came across a number of your loved one and he recognized that these people are strangers doesn't know them. So he asked them who they were and what they wanted. And they said that we've come seeking some cannibal buckler told us to go and take

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that sucker out of the law. One said no, you're not allowed. You don't qualify for the car. You can't take it and you refuse to give it to them. So they went back to Abubakar de la Juan, and they said an armor was with them. They said of Abu Bakar, who is the halifa you said we can take it. He says we can't. And now we're not being allowed to take it. Are you the hollyford Is he the horiba Abubakar de la one is obviously the halifa. And he is the greatest, most illustrious companion of our profits on a low while he was sitting there. But he reached that level, not because he was arrogant, or because he had some power trip that he wanted to show that he's better than everyone

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else. It was due to his humility and his humbleness. Look at his response. He said by Allah had amor wants to be halifa instead of me. He could have been so that's how we respond, had to remember wanted to be halifa he could have been so why, because after the death of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when the companions were discussing who should be the next halifa and they went amongst unsolved Abubakar, viola Wang went with Omar and Abu Zubaydah, two companions, and he said to them, whichever one of these two you accept, I am happy. If you want me to be the halifa I am more than happy to accept him. And Amara, the Ola one spoke out and he said No, none of us can

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accept anyone other than Abu Bakar. So the people made Abu Bakr the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, by looking at the way that they work with one another, the way that they could act with one another. And this is what Islam wants us to do for each and every single one of us to find that person. And that doesn't mean that every person or every Muslim that you find has to become your best friend, or every person that you find will necessarily go with your character and if no, because people are different

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Now religion tells us that the Prophet Allah salallahu alayhi wa sallam a lot of work with.

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The souls of people are like armies. Some of them are on your side, and some of them are against you, meaning some people you meet with, and they're like your brothers, you would fight alongside them, they clicked with you, and others from amongst them, your personality doesn't get along with them. But what it means is that you do find those people that will remind you of a lot when you're closer to Allah, and you keep them the scholars of the past, you see that it is one of the greatest fevers and blessings of Allah, that you find someone who is a good friend, a righteous friend, someone that you remind you of a lot, it is one of the greatest blessings of Allah, that you find

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that individually Ahmadi Allahu Allah used to say that if you find a righteous friend, then keep him by every means possible. Hold on to him, don't let that person go. Everything that you can do to keep that relationship that friendship going, then do so. Because those are the people that they will benefit you in this life, they will bring you closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And not only will that benefit come to you in this life, but as this amazing Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam shows they will benefit you on your piano, they will benefit you because that love that is only for the sake of Allah will give you the love of Allah subhana wa Taala. And one of the

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greatest rewards of that love is the shade that a large soldier will give of his throne on human piano to those people who love one another for the sake of Allah. So we ask Allah subhanaw taala that he makes us from those people who love others for the sake of Allah, that Allah azza wa jal gives us all of our families, righteous companions, and righteous friends who remind us of Allah and bring us closer to Allah and advise us for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala escolares xojo that he gives us a shader numeral piano that allows us and our families and our children our parents, the highest levels of gender, Suppan arabicarum

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masala Mermelstein hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen Salam Alikum

This lecture was presented at the Green Lane Masjid on April 1st 2017.

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