Channel: Ali Albarghouthi
To be blessed like the bee? To be generous like the date-tree? We learn what this means for us and the people around us and how being close to our Creator can make it happen.
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all praise and thanks belong to Allah the Most High, the Most Merciful, we thank Him
and ask Him to help us And forgive us and we seek it praise praise protection from the evil of ourselves in the sense that we commit. Indeed home serve Allah guides, no one can lead astray and home sobre la Lita strain or one can guide neighbor witness that there is no one worthy of worship except Allah alone. And then Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is his slave and messenger. The best of speech is the book of Allah. And the best of guidance is the guidance of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And the worst of religious matters are those that are innovated and every religious innovation is a bit of a hybridized misguidance every misguidance will be in hellfire.
one of the things that Isa Ali Salaam said about himself when he spoke his infancy as a miracle from Allah subhanho wa Taala, counting the favors of Allah upon him. He said, What's the name of Allah can he couldn't, he said Allah had made me blessing wherever I may be. What does this mean?
It means that wherever he said may be whatever time whatever place, he alayhis salam would be a source of blessings for everyone and everything around him as a teacher from Allah subhana wa Taala, as a messenger that is teaching them what Allah loves and what Allah hate, telling them who Allah is how to live their lives, through his advice, and through his counsel, through his actions through his example, through his kindness, and through his smile, he alehissalaam was a constant source of blessing. And that he counted as an AMA from Allah subhana wa Taala. And it should be counted as an AMA for Allah to make you a channel for that blessing and reward you for it. So wherever you go,
every place every time every people who meet you are better, because they meet you, and because you are around
and all the prophets of Allah like that. They are in Emma Hello, they are blessing to wherever they may be.
The question that we want to ask ourselves is, is this reserved only for the prophets of Allah? Or do we have a share in that as well?
Listen to what prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says,
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He said the more men The one who has a man is likely to be
when it eats and consumes it eats and consumes what's wholesome and good
and when it produces and make something
It produces and makes what is wholesome and good and worried to land on a stem and that stem even if it is old and decaying, it will not break it.
So we understand from this hadith that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is telling us, though the output of the movement as a movement is always good.
That movement is always producing like the be what benefits people and things around him. And the important part that completes this also is not not only does he benefit people, but he withholds his harm as well, like the B.
And there is also something extra in that Hadith. Not only does he produce good,
but like the B that B produces one of the best things to consume by human beings, honey.
So it's the most beneficial, and so is the moment, he produces the best of the best, the most beneficial thing to the people and things around him.
And does he doesn't only hold his harm back, because here the B, it lands on that stem and that stem with a light touch because it's old and decaying, it can break. But because of the gentleness of the bee, it lands on it and it doesn't break. So is the Mormon even if in volatile, tense situations, someone is arguing with you. The least thing that he will say will set him off will make him commit great evil, them woman as a woman doesn't introduce harm even the slightest harm, so his harm is non existent or almost so.
So he's a little low on us in the minutes telling us look at the example of the beam. This is how you are supposed to be as believers as people who have emaan whatever you are doing, whatever you are seeing day and night, you are giving people what benefits them and you are keeping away what's harms them so you're not harming anyone or anything and you're benefiting everyone and everything. That is what a believer is like.
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It says the movement one who has a man is like the Nala see what's interesting, the difference between the national law and the law is one dot. And the moment is like both, the more amend is like the natural law, the de Paul tree.
Whatever you take from it benefits you.
The commentators say that in addition to produce them, one of the most beneficial things that humans can consume, which is dates,
then also in all of its parts is beneficial. The leaves, the trunk, the roots, the shade, everything that it has benefits you.
And the Prophet is saying, so you should be and so you are when you have a man, that everything that you're doing and everything that you're saying will benefit people around you. And this is the character of the woman as a woman, brothers and sisters.
The character of the woman doesn't change. Whether you are at home or outside, in the masjid or outside among friends and those who know you are among strangers that you feel I owe them nothing. Your character as a believer does not change. You're constantly trying to benefit people around you. And that naturally flows from your Eman. It's nothing that is forced naturally flows from your email. Like the prophets of Allah used to benefit people around them. The higher your email is, the more your benefit will be to people who are around you through what and how. through teaching them about Allah subhana wa tada and His Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So was the most important
Baraka of Raisa Ali Salaam and Mohammed Sall, Allahu Allah, you earlier he was so dumb, that they told us about Allah and told us about what he likes and what he hates, and how to live a life that he loves, and what benefits us in this life and in the next. So you are blessed. When you teach people about Islam, you are also blessed by helping people who are around you. Because every opportunity you see that you can help others is an opportunity, if we have a man is an opportunity that will bring you closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala is an opportunity for you to take one step away from Hellfire and one step closer to heaven. It's an opportunity that Allah had given to you
and he's saying to you Will you take it here The door is open, will you take advantage of it?
We'll take advantage of it. The one who has a man
the one who has a man
in the Quran, Allah subhanho wa Taala uses the same example. And I'm Tara key father of aloha methyl and Kelly metong de Baca Shakira tiempo
de Vito sistema to to Kula Hakuna Hainan Bay near of Bihar, it says see how Allah sets forth an example, contemplate and think about it. A good word is like a good tree. And in the Tafseer, they see that good word is the word La Ilaha, Illa Allah, and also the believer, the Mormon, the example of the believer, and that word is like a tree. Its foundations are firm and deep in the ground, and its branches reach high into the sky, it gives its fruit frequently,
And that is the example of every movement as a movement brothers and sisters.
Whenever you meet that person, you will benefit from them, either by their example, or their actions, or what they tell you or their smile or their kindness, or their eagerness to help you and they will let you know. Let me direct you to what helps you here or do what helps you there. How are you doing? Let's remember Allah subhanho wa Taala maybe what are you doing here is wrong, this is how to fix it. Whenever you meet them, they will improve your life and they will improve the life of people around them. And it will improve the lives of their families and their communities and their societies at large.
And that comes this flow this natural flow comes because of their Eman
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When the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam once asked them
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Kala minakami Coolio Myskina who fed a hungry person today Abu Bakr said I did.
The Prophet said, Man, I'm in como yo mama Reba, he said who visited a sick person today Abu Bakar said I did.
The Prophet azmin measurment como Yama Fijian as a who attended a funeral today Annabelle back and said I did.
So the profits on the low audio send them said Mr. Manoj theological in Isla de hallen. Jenna, if they are combined by one person, in a day he will enter Paradise.
And you may ask yourself, how is it possible for Abu Bakr radi alone, to do all of these things in one day?
To be fasting, to feed a hungry person to visit a sick person and to attend a funeral? In one day? How could you be so blessed?
And the answer is, it is through the help of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Who when you decide to be close to him, blesses your time. And when you decide that you want to please Him, opens the door for you to please Him. And when you decide that you want to help, he opens the door for you to help
and overcome the law. I know hear presents to us the example that bar, that model of I want to always be better and to perform better and to help everyone around me and look at what he was doing today. It wasn't that he was just worshiping Allah a relationship just between him and Allah. And he wasn't only just helping other people, the relationship between him and other people he combined them both.
And he was doing both for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala and pleasing Him.
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like the tree that Allah subhanho wa Taala spoke about.
The blessing that emanates from the believer from the moment is multiple and it extends beyond his life and the life of everyone that knows him.
It's multiple because as we said he seeks every opportunity he find to please Allah subhanho wa Taala. So when you listen to him, he picks
The sweetest things to say. And he says that when he wants to do something, and there are options in front of them, I can do A, B, C, and D and Z. But he picks the best and the best and he does it.
When you look to see the people who are around him, he looks to see who needs help, and he helps them
who needs to be educated and he educates them, who doesn't know about Allah Who doesn't know about this sooner who doesn't know about their obligation and he tells them and he's happy to take advantage of every opportunity that brings them closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala. But then also when he dies, like the tree, when it does, you can still benefit from the tree, you can still use its parts.
And so the believer when he dies, that the knowledge that he spread or help spread stays, and that stays with him, and Allah rewards him for it. The sadaqa that he gives stays, and that stays with him, Allah rewards him for it.
And people remember his example and good company, and they say remember so and they make for them for him and for her and that stays with him.
And that is only for the believer. And like the tree, you do not need to benefit the tree to receive benefit from it. Right.
So is the believer, so is the moment
when he gives he gives for Allah subhanho wa Taala nanoray doing our show Cora in an hakomi Robbie Nyoman.
He says when we give you when we feed you when I do anything for you, manually doing cassava sugar, I do not want any reward back or for you to thank me.
Because this is means that I'm dealing with other humans when I'm doing this. But my trade my business if you want is with Allah subhanho wa Taala. So I will give an unexpected anything that from you. That's difficult, but if you have a man, you can train yourself to do that. I will not expect anything from you because my expectation is from Allah subhana wa Taala and no one else
and the benefit of the moment and his blessings extends all the way to the hereafter.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says in the Hadith
after the momineen they cross the Sirat. What is the Surat the bridge over hellfire.
After the cross,
they will say to Allah He Urbana
one Lana kanuma Allah Nora hamana your Allah, they are brothers, people that we know Muslims that we know they were with us, but we don't see them with us.
Where are they? They're in hellfire.
But they did not want to go in they didn't want to enjoy heaven. They did not want to enjoy the blessings of Paradise because they still remembered that there were people that they know that they have not joined them yet. So Allah subhanho wa Taala tells them go to hell and turret and rescue from it. The people that you know that have Eman in their hearts.
So they go into hell and they rescue the people that you know that they know will have a man in their hearts and they take them out of Hellfire of jahannam
and that is another or one of the blessings that extend even till the Day of Judgment that if you are around the pious, that's what you want to be around the believers. Because if they remember you and they know you on the Day of Judgment, they will intercede on your behalf and they will say to Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah so on so I know him they used to fast with us. We used to see him in Ramadan we used to see him and Tara we used to see him coming to Dubai, etc, etc, coming every day to them, as did Yala. Where is he? I will not be in paradise without this person and that will take you from Hellfire into
So the blessing, the Baraka of the moment extends all the way till then. Now before we leave, we want to answer two brief questions. How can we attain this vodka? And it is it too idealistic? Because sometimes we look at ourselves, I look at myself and I say, I'm a flawed person. And this example is a is an ideal example. Sometimes I can turn cynical This is too idealistic. not practical. How could this happen? The world today is very different. And especially me, I'm flawed. They always commit these mistakes. I'm far away from Allah subhanho wa Taala. How can this hadith and those examples be relevant to me
And we will say that Allah subhana wa tada and his prophets of Allah, Allah, Allah will send them when they spoke to us. They spoke to us knowing very well that we are flawed and that we will commit mistakes. At the same time, they've said these things as ideals. And they are telling us as believers as more meaning when your Eman is complete, or very near that, you will see that and you will feel it and you will behave like that. So no matter what you do in your life, no matter how many setbacks and mistakes you've committed, you stand back up, and you thread towards that ideal. And you ask Allah subhana wa Taala for assistance. And if you are sincere, and if you want it and
you ask Allah for help, and you continue to do it, and there will be setbacks along the way, but you keep
on that path, then you will reach it. And you will spend a day like that and a week like that, and a month like that, and a year like that, until it will become most of your life.
So it's possible so never despair of Allah's mercy and never become so cynical as to lose hope in yourself or lose hope course of worst of all in what Allah and His Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam have said, that it is possible that how is it possible that I and the Hadees sort of tell you,
the tree cannot have these high or tall branches.
Without the roots.
And the bee will not be able to give you that wholesome honey without consuming something wholesome. In fact, the honey, the taste and the smell and the properties of the honey change based on what the beats
so to be able to produce all of this, you need an input.
You need something within you and that's something is a man.
And when I say Amen, and what do you say, man? What do we mean by a man?
We mean to believe that Allah subhana wa Taala right now and every moment is watching you.
And that Allah is with you. And that when you take a breath, it's by Allah permission.
And when you take some food into your mouth and chew it and digested is every step is by Allah's permission.
And that Allah has complete power and complete knowledge
that you should love Allah subhanho wa Taala in your heart deep inside more than anything else, and that you should trust him more than you trust yourself. And that you should rely on him because he's the one who can help no one else, more than anyone else, you should trust him and rely on him more than anyone else, to have these beliefs firm in your heart. And then you engage in worship that confirms that a man
is it's not enough to say it's not enough to have nice feelings. When we listen to a football just right after Friday and then forget about it. You need to confirm that amen through your prayers, through your altcar through Kayla to Quran that's why when Allah says it gives its fruits frequently, he means subhanho wa Taala that the woman is always engaging in Allah's worship,
praying, fasting, reading the origin of car sadaqa helping other people be in kind helping his family always he is doing something because the fruits keeps always coming. And when that is the case, will not be such a challenge for you. So to be so positive and so to be so blessed that it will naturally flow from you be vanilla as it will naturally flow, you will find something good to do and you will do it why the real motivation is Allah subhanho wa Taala and that will be the engine that will keep giving you energy. So you will be blessed and I will be blessed in proportion to our email. So if we cultivate and strengthen and stabilize our Eman, then you can be the people of the
Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam described as the bee and that the tree, then Allah and then Allah so remember these examples, because a lot of the prophets already send them and that Allah subhana wa tada when they get these visual examples, they give them so you can contemplate something that can abstract becomes something that is easily understood. So think about the B and the example of the B think about the tree and how much it gives and say to yourself, that's how my Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam wants me to be and if you can do it, you can when you have a man. So ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make us like then Allah and then Allah, He Allah make us bless the
people, in our families in our communities and in our society. He Allah make your blessings flow through us, you Allah make your blessings flow through us. ie Allah make your blessings flow through us. You Allah make us of those who bless and benefit everyone and everything around us.
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