Noble Character and Equality

Ahsan Hanif

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Allah subhanho wa Taala within Surah Al Baqarah and surah earlier remember on the two previous surahs the true proceeding surahs Allah subhana wa Taala established for us two main principles throughout Surah Baqarah Allah subhanho wa Taala established for us the foundation of the Hadith, the foundation of La ilaha illa Allah and how we achieve law you know how in the law and how Allah subhanho wa Taala throughout the ages and times he sent many prophets and many messengers and he revealed many books for this single noble purpose. And that is to enforce to emphasize that single concept that all of us know for assurity that learn has the right to be worshipped except Allah azza

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wa jal alone, that there is no creator there is no Lord. There is no sustainable provider, no one who gives life or death, no one who can decree benefit or harm except Allah subhanho wa Taala. And we attested to this all of us, every single person sitting here, every single person that's not sitting here from the time of Adam alayhis salam until the very last person that will walk up on the face of this earth. All of us attested to this as a large siljan set himself or in a headlock book me money Adam in the hoodie him though reata home or ashadha Humala and forcing him unless Toby or have become Paolo Bella Shahid, Na, and Apollo yarmulke Yamato inocle nan Heather va feenin. And

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remember when we took from Adam Riley his Salaam, his progeny, and his children, his offspring, and we took them from him from his loins. And we said to them, Do you not testify that no one has the right to be worshipped except Allah, Allah asked us this question. And we replied and we said yes, we testify to this we bear witness Oh Allah. Allah azza wa jal says at the end of this verse, unter Paulo yarmulke Yama in Quran and Hadith of in in, lest that you should say on your multi Yama that we had no prior knowledge of this. Allah subhanho wa Taala within Surah Baqarah therefore reinforces this principle in Surah Al Imran on Wednesday which will then goes on to reinforcing the second most

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important principle within our religion. And that is Muhammad Rasul Allah, that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the slave and messenger of Allah azza wa jal and so throughout our era, muran Allah subhanho wa Taala over and over again, through the stories of the prophets and through direct correspondence with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he mentions the importance of taking the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam as our example, in Surah Al Imran Allah gives the example of the Battle of butter. And he gives the example example of the Battle of war and the importance and the difference in the outcome that took place when on the one hand, the companions obeyed the

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commandments of the prophets and Allah where they he will sell them and in the Battle of God were some of the companions disobey the direct order of the prophets of Allah wherever he will sell them. Then we come to Sora to Nisa, the fourth surah of the Quran, Allah subhanho wa Taala After establishing these two important principles in the two previous surahs La ilaha illa Allah and Muhammad Rasul Allah in Surah Nisa, Allah azza wa jal then complements those two previous principles with something extremely important in order for us to realize the fruits of these two calibers these two testimonies of faith and that is God character, the way that we interact with people, the way

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that we deal with people. Islam is only beautified through our character, and that's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said as his authentically reported form from him, in birth to legal term him Academy of law, that I was only sent to perfect the noble character, because from noble character is to worship Allah alone from noble character is to take the example of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam from noble character is the way that you deal and interact with all of those other people around you. And in order to reinforce and emphasize this, Allah subhanho wa Taala gave us the basis upon which this is founded upon this good character, why we have good character,

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and Allah azzawajal does so in the first verse of surah, Nisa, all mankind, fear your Lord who created you from a single soul, and from that single soul he created its mate, and from the two of them he made many men and many women and fear Allah, the One who with whom you use meaning you use his name, you invoke his name, to ask and to demand your rights and fear your ties of kinship for Indeed, Allah azza wa jal is ever on watchful over you. Allah subhanaw taala establishes this principle. Lobel character is based upon one thing and that is that all of us are equal equality. Allah created all of us from a single person, and then from that person, our mother, however,

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And then from them to all of us have come. So we have no reason none of us has a reason to be arrogant or boastful or proud over another person, no single person, be they Arab, non Arab, no single person with a white or black. Can they speak Arabic or bow? Whether they're British or non British, no one has a reason to, to boast over another person to think that they are better than another person. unless Allah azza wa jal has given them certain virtues that belong to them. So everyone is equal. So Allah subhanho wa Taala establishes this principle. This is one noble character is based upon, and that's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his character was

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beautiful, even to the roughest, toughest Bedouin Arab that would come from the desert not have any manners or etiquette, not know how to address the prophet or seldom know how to sit with him or speak with him. Even with that person. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was carrying he was generous. He was Rahim he was merciful. He was kind and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would go out of his way to show mercy to them. And we have many examples of this from probably the most famous of them is the Bedouin man who came to the masjid of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam in Medina, and he urinated a chroma comala in the corner of the masjid. And even though the

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companions wanted to go and stop him, the prophet SAW Allah where Allah He was seldom told them to wait to come down. And then he spoke to that man and he told him in a beautiful, gentle way, showing his exalted character, he said, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, that these massages were only built for the remembrance of Allah, and what you just did, this isn't the place for that beautiful, gentle way. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was known for his noble character. Allah subhanho wa Taala establishes within the opening passage of Surah Nisa, a number of important points where this good character must then come, your good character and your good conduct, the way that you deal

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with people. Everyone has a right to it, your parents and your family and so on. But from amongst the people who have the most right to it, are the weakest members of society, the weakest individuals within our community, those people who have no one to look out for their affairs, they have the most right after our parents and so on. They have the most right to our good conduct. And that's why Allah azza wa jal in the second verse of surah, Nisa, he begins to speak about the rights of the orphan, because the orphan is an example of the poor and the needy and the destitute. And those people who often have no one to look after their rights, no one to speak on behalf of them, no

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one to stand up for them when they're being oppressed. And that's why Alonzo Angela says we are truly uttama and will give to the orphans, the wealth that is due to them, while at about their own hobbies are with him. And don't change that which is pure and God for that which is evil and filthy, while kulu Amala, whom Ella and Molly come and don't devour their wealth, along with that which belongs to you in the whole planet. huben Kabira fully indeed that is a grave sin in the sight of Allah. And Allah azza wa jal then goes on to speak about the rights of those people, the rights of the people who were the orphans and so on. And that's why in the Sunnah of the Prophet salallahu

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alayhi wasallam, you will see that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam would stand up for the rights of these people, more than anyone else, the poor, and the destitute and the needy, and the homeless and the orphans and the widows, those members of the community that no one else will stand up for their rights. And Allah azza wa jal will do the same in the Quran. And that's why one of the times when Allah subhanho wa Taala told our profits on Allahu alayhi wa sallam that his conduct was incorrect, was when the blind man came to him, seeking guidance seeking knowledge and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam turned away from him, Ibis, Allah and Jaya hula Rama, Rama, you rica La

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La Jolla. zeca Oh, you're Victor wolferton fairhill Vikram, Allah is the origin revealed these verses about a blind man. Even Omi Maktoum radi Allahu Allah run a blind man who only wanted to come and seek manage, but because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was more preoccupied with the noble people of grace with the nobility of grace. He didn't pay attention to the blind man, Allah defended his rights within the Quran. He has more rights to You, O Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam than these noble chiefs of orange. And when you look in the sooner you find that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam if there was anyone from amongst his companions that he would defend, it

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was Abubakar of the Allahu Abubakar would always be defended by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, sometimes even when he was in the wrong as we know from the famous incident when Armando the Allah who and and Abubakar was speaking to one another and then they'd be

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Want to argue and it became a heated exchange? So Abubakar, the Allah who answered something that he shouldn't have said to Rama and Ramana became upset and he walked off. So boubakeur chased him and he said, Oh Rama, say it back to me, so that we're equal. Take revenge say it back to me. I'm one of the Allah who refused to do so until he entered into his house, Abu Bakar being so upset that he said something wrong to Mr. unoriginal, reply back. So Abu Bakar is in the wrong room or hasn't exacted any revenge, nor has he forgiven him. He went to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and rather the Allahu, and after he calmed down, he came also to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa

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sallam, and Abu Bakar had told the prophet of cinema, but what had transpired when he was coming, when Amma was approaching the modulus and the gathering of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, everyone could see that the prophets of Salaam was extremely angry, extremely angry towards Rahman in defense of Abu Bakar even though Abubakar was in the wrong and was in the right and so as he came he said to me out of the Allahu I'm, why don't you leave for me my companion? Why don't you leave him alone by Allah, there was a time when no one believed me. No one supported me. But Abubakar gave me his wealth and he gave me his family. Why don't you leave him alone? And he became angry and he

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began to rebuke Omar again and again and again. And so Abubakar, Allah who answered or messenger of Allah, it was me I was in the wrong matomo it was me it was my fault. But the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam ignored him, and he continued to say to Abubakar, why don't you leave him alone? Why don't you leave him alone? So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would defend Abubakar, but the point that I want to make with regards to the poor, and the needy and so on, is that when it came to their rights, even Abu Bakar, the Allah who would be rebuked by the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam. So even though he had this great station, and this great status amongst all of the Muslims

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amongst us, and even in the sight of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam when it came to the rights of the poor and the needy, then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would stand up for them, because they have no one else. And that's why when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the meccan period, when Abubakar the Allahu Allah was sitting with Sal man, and he was sitting with Bilal, and he was sitting with a mouth, three of the also Hale, three of the very poor companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam freed ex slaves. They were sitting in the company of Abu Bakar hon. Sophia and walked past the noble Sophia and at the time was a non Muslim, the leader of

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Orosz, an arch enemy to Islam. So the three of them said to Abubakar By Allah, our souls have not yet struck the neck of this enemy of Allah. We haven't been able to kill him. Abubakar became upset. And he said, How do you say this about the leader of aurash? How dare you say this? About the leader of koresh? Yes, he is a non Muslim, he's an arch enemy, but he's still the leader of our tribe. So then Abubakar on the Allah who went to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to inform him of what had transpired. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Oh, Abubakar, oh Abubakar, perhaps you upset those companions. And if you upset them, then you have upset Allah. So go and seek forgiveness

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from them. So Abubakar return, and he sought forgiveness from them, and they forgave him. The point being is look at the wording that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used when it comes to this segment of society, these people within our community, Allah will stand for their rights, even if no one else does. And that's why we know from the famous Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, from the doors that Allah will never reject is the duality of the oppressed, the one who has no one to come and stand for him, no one to fight on his behalf for his rights, no one will come and an exact revenge for him, Allah azza wa jal will respond to his door. And that's why the Prophet

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sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said perhaps there is a person who is downtrodden amongst you from the lowest segments of society. Lo Oksana Angela healer Barbara. But if he was to take an oath by Allah, Allah would fulfill his oath on his behalf. And so Laura zillertal is establishing this principle within Surah Nisa. And then Allah azza wa jal goes on to speak about another segment of society. And that is the women, women within our society because women even in the time of oration in pre Islam, were often oppressed. And even till today in some forms and some shapes, they still suffer from oppression. So Alonzo vigil also mentioned the rights of women within the surah. In the Time of

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Grace, they would bury their daughters alive, bury them alive, because he was a humiliation for a person to be given a daughter. In the time of Germania, if a person died some

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One's husband died, someone's father died, a woman, one of our close relatives died, she didn't inherit the inheritance went to the man. And if the children were young, sometimes the children wouldn't inherit. But the uncle, the Father, the husband, had his brother, he will take all of the money, and he would control the family of his deceased brother, the wife and the children. Allah subhanho wa Taala. Writing all of these wrongs, a lot of soldiers spoke about the rights of women within Islam, Allah subhanho wa Taala gave them the Jew rights of inheritance. And that's why a big portion of the surah is dedicated to the laws of inheritance, the laws that Allah subhanho wa Taala

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prescribed for inheritance, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was always eager to have justice within society. And from that, Justice is that you have good character, that you deal with people in the correct way. But also at the same time, when it comes to the laws of Allah and the commandment of Allah, you fulfill them. And that's why Allah subhanho wa Taala even when he speaks about two orphans and their rights, Allah azza wa jal also says, Webb tell only uttama Hector, either Bella or Nika, just those orphans to see if they have reached the age of maturity. You don't just give them a free hand and give them the money to go and spend foolishly so that you waste all

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of that money that they had, but rather you test them. Why because this is justice. Society is based upon justice. And that's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in Medina when there was a noble woman who stole and so will Sam able to say the Lord, the Allah who and whom he came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam interceding on her behalf, that Allah so that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam shouldn't chop off her hand. The Prophet salaallah alayhi wa sallam became extremely angry. And he said in nama holla calm and karna publikum either Salat and fee him Sharif turaco with a sort of a fee him on a camaraderie he had, indeed from that which destroyed the

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people who came before you is that if a noble person stole, they will let them go free. But if a poor person stone, they would establish the commandment of Allah upon them, take off their hand, imprison them, whatever the commandment of Allah was for them. And then he said, we'll live in fcba lo sonipat, fathima been to Mohammed Lakota to buy the one in whose hand is my soul. If my own daughter Fatima bint Mohammed or the Allah one her was Allah, what are they he will sell them. If she wants to steal, then I will take off her hand of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam again, speaking on behalf of the poor, but establishing the rules and the laws of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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So my dear brothers and sisters in Islam in conclusion, go back to Surah Nisa. Even though there are many commandments that are within Surah Nisa, often we miss the point of sola to Nisa. And that is an alarm so Angela is instructing us to have noble character to have godly conduct to establish that upon the principles that Allah has laid down of equality and justice, how they will love him, when he spoke to me in a slum, or some laws already been hammered wahala early, he was