Channel: Ali Albarghouthi
A discussion of the life and example of imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal
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Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was shot on ohmori Matata Hakuna Matata Hakuna Matata in Walla Walla, Walla, Walla, Latina, all praise and thanks belong to a lot of the most Hi, we thank him and we seek His help and aid and we ask Him to forgive us and we seek His refuge from the evil of ourselves in the sense that we commit. Indeed whomsoever lie guides, no one can lead astray and whomsoever Allah lead astray, no one can guide and a bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship except Allah alone, and that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is his slave and messenger. Indeed, the best of speech is that of Allah, the Book of Allah. And the best of guidance
is that a lot he was alone and the worst of religious matters are those that have been innovated, and every religious innovation is a bit on every bit as misguidance and if every misguidance will be in Hellfire, about
the topic of today's hot lava laws, permission and help will be to focus on the life and the example of one of the great imams among the Muslims. Imam Ahmed of new humble Rahim Allah
and in discussing the life of such an Imam
is not the intent to say that he is better than his day than his contemporaries, or that his madhhab should be followed instead of the other methods. The focus on his life is a focus on a stellar a brilliant example, among the many examples of the Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wasallam. We could have easily today have been talking about the virtues and the life of Abu hanifa or Matic or Sophia thodi. Or Sophia Marina or later Broussard or any one of them. So the intent here is for us to dive into Islamic history, an extract from it, maybe possibly lessons for our daily life, an example for us.
And why do we need an example?
You see that Allah subhanho wa Taala in the Quran
did not stop at asking or commanding Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, to be patient, to be steadfast to be faithful to have in the face of opposition. He didn't just tell him to do this. But he also gave him the example of those who preceded him. Right? The prophets of Allah before him, he gave him the example and he said, you can Lavina had Allah to be who they are today. They are the ones whom Allah have guided.
So follow their guidance. Why is that so? So that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and we by extension, not only look at commands that are abstract, but we also see how these commands can be translated into real life. There's difference between me telling you Be patient and me showing you how to practice patience isn't being telling you how to have
it's easy to say half the cost. But to see a person living the color is utterly different. It's it seems at a deeper level and that is
command that is directed to us.
And as IGNOU Josie says he says, The omo Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had been blessed by something unique
that they've been able, through these examples to combine knowledge with action.
They don't just only know that don't apply or do without understanding, but they can bind it to. And when you look at other nations and other religions, they either know they have knowledge, but they don't follow through.
Or they do they have enthusiasm for their religion, but they don't know what they're doing. There's no guidance, there's no understanding, he says, you see in the Mohammed, the combination of the two, and you see in the life of humble or high mala, the combination of the two as well.
And it is also said that Allah subhanho wa Taala. And as regeneration
sends people as forget, as arguments as evidence,
because it's possible and the shavon might come and tell us when we say Mohammed Ali was send them lived his life this way. You might say, well, that's the Prophet.
They say the companions of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam did it this way, they say they were around him, of course, they would have that much faith.
So Allah subhanaw taala, in every generation since people from among us who live in our time, who live in our locality, but they demonstrate faithfulness to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And they have Taqwa, and they have patience, so that Allah subhana wa Taala shows you by example, that it can be done. So that if you meet him on that day of judgment, and you say, well, Allah subhana wa Taala, it was too difficult. He would say, I said, so on. So he had the same circumstances. And it was not so difficult for him. What did she do the same that he did. And they say that humble Rahim Allah was such a person, among many others, that Mohammed Rahim Allah.
So let's dive very quickly and very briefly into the life of this email, to understand a little bit about him.
He was born and his father died very soon after he didn't see his father, his mother raised him.
And I want to see a look at this relationship that he had with his mother and his family.
Handle was recognized very easily as someone who's very talented, someone who's very smart, someone who's with a with a with a very great potential in the future, as a young lad, in the
White, who you go to learn how to write, how to read, they recognize me as someone special, that ladies of that neighborhood, they would say they receive written messages, and they want replies to be written back, they would say, send us an image of November. So he could write the replies back. And they say that when he when he used to go to their homes, he would never raise his head.
His eyes, his gaze would be stuck to the ground, he'd never raised his head. And he would write whatever they want, except a they do something or he asked him to write something that is hard on and he was young at that age, he would never.
And he would go back. And there's a famous story about Tim refusing to give a written message to a representative from the Caleb's theory, that there might be something wrong with it. And he was very young at that age.
But I want to focus on the relationship that he had with his family.
As a study is beginning to gain for gain recognition from his teachers.
And when he wants what was with his colleagues, walking with him, and his colleague crossed a bridge, on one back over the river to the cross the bridge, he said to come cross with me. And he said, No, I cannot cross my mother has asked me not to.
And that colleague had to cross back in order to be humble. Now imagine here, she asked to not to cross because that river would sometimes over flood, it was dangerous. She was he told him Don't cross that bridge. Now imagine how much respect he had for her. And he his handle was getting this recognition and respect from his contemporaries and his colleagues and his teachers. Yet when he comes to that bridge in her absence, and he knows someone has already crossed it, so it's not dangerous, but he says, of honor which
and it will not cross.
If this is the way that he dealt with his mother in her absence, when clearly there's nothing significantly wrong with that action, how much so in her presence
and I want to hear, take that as a reminder for us. If we have to
Parents, whether they are young and old, see how you are with your parents. See how you honor them, see how you respect them that will tell you your position with Allah subhana wa tada that will tell you about your own piety, even if it's difficult
to fast forward now.
to the time when the handler lost his wife,
And he said, may Allah have mercy on her for about 20 years, that's the length of their marriage says for 20 years, we never argued about one single thing.
Now again, let that sink in for 20 years, a man and a wife. And I remind you, Mohammed, Mohammed was poor.
Right, and he was four, we could say on purpose, but he was poor. He didn't have enough.
He said for 20 years, I in her never argued about anything.
Now what kind of patience is this?
What kind of, of humility is this, and faith existed in that house, so that there will be no reason it's unimaginable to think that people will have different opinions. Of course, we can imagine that they have different opinions about some things. But it never reached an argument stage. Never.
And if you want,
so one key if you want your spouse to be good to you, first of all, you be good to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And then you'll be good to them. Because it's very hard for anyone to be rebellious, if you are humble.
So the key to fixing these kinds of relationships is to look at yourself, first of all, not the other person and say, I blame you because he didn't do this. And this and that. Look, first of all, at how you are with a law. And how humble and faithful and pious you are, how respectful you are, how beautiful you are, do you perform your responsibilities to internet comes to the other person look at that first and fulfill it first? And then and only after that? Can you blame the other person.
Then humble after that wants to get three men.
So he sends one of his relatives, female relatives, and he goes go to my cousin, and ask her if she would marry me. She goes to the cousin consults her and comes back and says she agreed. But it also she has, while I was asking her, her sister was on the side looking peeking. And she has only one eye for sister.
He said, turn back, go to that sister, and ask instead, that sister would want to marry me.
As if that woman would want to marry me. And he ended up marrying detrimental only one.
And again, let that sink in the compassion that he had the man that he had, that he looked at everyone with this, I have mercy.
He wasn't saying,
fetch me the most beautiful one. He wasn't saying fetch me the richest one. He wasn't saying fetch me the most popular one is saying there's some there might be something wrong with her. No one is probably she was going to have a tough time having suitors to come to her.
And a lot of our woman today, whether it's in the west or in the East don't have husbands, or potential husbands even big either because we got older, big, they're old. And people don't want them anymore. They're not rich. They're not from a particular family. And again, where's our compassion? Right, when we look into
another stage of intimate humbles life is his seeking of knowledge.
Right. And he was famous for that.
He would walk and this is not TDK would walk imagine it's from Baghdad, on foot to Mecca,
then from Mecca and foot to Yemen, then from Yemen on foot back deposit that just for the sake of Heidi.
And someone told him once and he was this big Imam at that point.
And he was holding his books and his ink and he was running, running with people who are younger than him but just after that, he can listen to it so that he can record it.
And you told him
for how long are you going to keep doing this? But you're an older man right now we could understand this when we were young. But how long will you going to get doing this? Till you write 30,000 Howdy.
They kept quiet till you write 60,000 Hadeeth he kept quiet. He said till you write 100,000 Howdy. He says
Maybe then when someone writes 100,000 Hadith, he begins to understand something.
He didn't see the 30,000 The 60,000 is sufficient.
Maybe when he has 100,000, he begins to understand something.
And his, his attitude towards knowledge
is not for him to pilot on top of each other is not to collect one habit on top of the other.
He said, When somebody asked him to write me a recommendation, he said, he's writing in recommendation, he is saying, this person writes the headache. He says, oh, Abdullah, oh, man, I'm with you. And I listened to the Hadith, writings of the people of Hadith. He says, The people of Hadith that we consider to be the people of Hadith are people who use it,
and just write it.
That's why he said, marketed to Heidi's and allow me to be he says, I never wrote Heidi. Except I've applied it.
even to the extent that I read that the Prophet sallallahu wasallam, did hijama blood bloodletting and gave the hjem the person who's responsible for it, he gave them a D naught. So I went to the hijab, I asked him to look my blood, and I gave him a D, not exactly.
Another story very quickly.
A person was visiting both the Imam and another person named Bishop
when he visited fish, when he asked him, How are you doing?
Says Alhamdulillah. I find such and such with my body? When he goes to Mmm, humble, he says, How are you doing? And Mohammed says behave? I'm good.
So that person said whenever I visit Bishop, he says this is this Umberto mm. He says of hamdulillah. As you look at our cadet hamdulillah I find this in that in my body.
So Mohammed, Mohammed said, Go back and ask him, Where did he get this from?
So he said, No, I mean, I'm reluctant to go and just interrogate him like this. He says, tell him about Abdullah is asking, should we go to Bishop and he says, Abdullah is asking you, where did you bring this from? And Bishop says, and he knows the hammer hammer very well, he says about the law, you need to say and
it says, the law does not desire anything except to the chain.
Except with a chain. I heard even around who said quote from inner city who said that when you say Alhamdulillah, it's not complete anymore. And when I say in the educator waka I find in my body such and such, I'm speaking about the power of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Upon not a complaint. So he goes to 100 humble and he tells him from that time, the Imam started saying whenever he's asked, How are you doing? He says, hamdulillah as you do
that's why I'm humble.
Mohammed, Allahu Allah, he would ask people never to write anything that he says.
He said, Don't write my setlist. Don't write my opinions. Don't write anything that I you want, what I have, go back to the original sources, go back to the Quran, and go back to the son of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and go back to the example of the companions and do what they did.
And that's how he became great.
Even Mubarak and Fie portfolio Salima Sunni Muhammad, wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sallam
in our handle through went through the tribulation to test the mechana.
And what is important to our purposes right now is to understand what happened to him after the details of which of the magnet itself can be found in many books that document it and maybe another opportunity will present itself to discuss it. But what happened to him after
he triumphed in the face of three Caleb's of the Caleb's have been robbed best. And he gained so much fame
gained so much fame.
That news would come to him from the outskirts from the fringe of the Muslim land, that people are making dua for you or
someone would come for instance, from the outskirts where people are fighting the enemies of Islam and we
slips. And they would say, oh Hmm, and he's in bed the bed, say, oh, mmm, the soldiers before they want to go into battle, they make dua for you. And then they head into battle.
And one of the outskirts there was people surrounding
One person, one that one of the crowd asked Who is this person? They said, this is a person who saw
when he was visited sometimes
by a doctor, and the doctor was Christian, he was bringing a monk with him. He says, this monk wants to see me remember, some Christians, were speaking to the students of Ramadan are humble and humble is listening. And he's saying, oh, man, we are praying for you.
Because you're not only a blessing for the Muslims, you are a blessing for everyone. And your existence, your longevity, is a blessing for us to so this person turns turns to me, and says, not only the Muslims are content with you, everybody on earth is content with you.
And this is he did because of the position that he took, championing the book of Allah Subhana Allah and the Sunnah of the messenger, so a lot of it was in them. But what did he do in response to this, in the response of such immense praise and popularity, to things, to these responses I want to discuss, first of all, he would ask Lowe's the garage, he says, maybe I'm being led on and they stick garages. And it's an Islamic Quranic concept, that Allah subhana wa Taala might, might come to the believer, who this believes in Allah and tries to deceive Allah and send favours upon him. So this person will think that Allah loves me. And in fact, Allah hates him.
That is to drudge to be led on to be deceived. So Mohammed was saying, could this be is the garage?
He wasn't looking at himself as someone who's good.
Could this be temptation? Then he asked the people around him Could this be they tell him No.
The other thing he would say he said, woman info, when I met a woman for overthrown us, is a candidate in Southern California.
It is a what benefit is the praise of people when the person knows himself best.
And this is how we should approach
what people say about us. When you hear somebody says, You're great.
You're excellent. You're eloquent, you're pious, and you're this and you're that you have to ask yourself, Is this to God? Is this true?
This this person know what the hell they're talking about? And second of all, I know about myself what this person does not know. I know what my sins and they don't know. I know my faults and they do not know Don't be deceived or self by this.
Don't be deceived or self by this.
Because what is hidden,
you know, no one else knows it. Allah subhana wa Tada. And these people knew the surface.
That's why he'd never let that thing affect him. He would not let it influence him he would run away from it. He would run away from fame, from authority and any present or gift that comes from a clearly for assaulting or away. He runs away from it, he shuns it.
And some of his beautiful things have shared with you as we conclude this hope.
They asked him once met
him at a dinner. He says, tell us about taco.
He says to sever any longing for what people possess.
Any desire for what people possess, that is you do not see them as possessing anything.
They cannot benefit you and they cannot harm you. They cannot give you nor can they take from you. Now if they see them as helpless that every single person around you that you know is helpless. We have no power. If you look at them this way, then you will only seek from Allah subhana wa tada and no one else and that is delicate. You have no trust in anyone else. No trust in anything but in Allah.
And that takes practice but then this is what we have to do.
They people possess nothing for you. And the one who possesses is only Allah subhanho wa Taala and the one who puts his trust in Allah, omega two omega Delta Allah will find that Allah subhana wa tada will be enough for him.
As Mr. Mohammed or Jai mala once said, if you are truly afraid of Allah subhanaw taala nothing else will make you afraid.
Else make you afraid? But when you're afraid of other people your fear of Allah subhanaw taala decreases.
So we see what we have really the second we asked him, What about the love of Allah subhana wa Taala define the love of Allah Allah and to hate behold Ali from dunya
they said that you love Allah subhanho wa Taala not because of worldly possessions. You don't love Allah because he made you healthy. You don't love Allah subhana wa Dally because he made you rich. Because what happens if you become poor, you don't love Allah Subhana Allah data because it made you rich because what happens when you become sick? You don't love Allah subhanho wa Taala just because he gave you what happens when it's taken away from you.
So he says it's not love about the dunya because that could go away.
You could praise Allah and thank him for what he has given you. But the love of Allah Subhana Allah that is at a higher level.
at a loss panel dialers attributes at a loss of Hannah Dallas names, and a loss of handle Dallas beauty, that's where you begin to live on loss of power dial and nothing changes that so your love will not change will not be affected. But if you love him, because you're well and healthy and your wife loves you and your children love you, you will hate him when you become when you lose all of this and that's what happens for us. We love because he gave us that's not true.
So conclusion I would like to make do. So please say I mean after me I asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to bless all of us and to grant us paradise. While I'm making the example of
a good example for us, and in the rest of the Muslims and Allah make them an example to take us into paradise, and to save us from hellfire. While we ask you for all the good in this life and the hereafter, and we seek your refuge from all evil in this life and in the Hereafter. And we asked you for heaven, and everything that brings us near to it. And we seek your refuge from Hellfire and everything that brings us near to it. And we asked you for the best that your messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had asked you for and we seek your refuge from the worst that your messenger sallallahu wasallam had sought your refuge from ALLAH forgive all of our sins. Will ALLAH forgive
all of our sins? Will ALLAH forgive all of our sins will purify our hearts? will love purify our hearts? Will Allah purify our hearts or not put us and our families and the rest of Muslims in heaven for us and our families and all the Muslims in heaven or law for us and our families and the rest of Muslims in heaven. Aloha manana Silikal Heroku and becoming a shuriken Li
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one of your brothers and walk in it asked me to make dua for his brother who has just passed away. So I'm pleased
for his brother and for the deceased among the Muslims. We ask Allah subhana wa dalla to forgive his sins, whereas Allah subhanho wa Taala to make him of the people of Paradise, whereas the loss of our data to give his family patience and to elevate their status through the ordeal that they're going through. Well, last we asked you to make us of those who get ready to this position and to that state, before we reach it, while I make us of those who are concluded her life is concluded in a good way, while I make us of those whom their life are concluded in a good way and make us of those who when they meet you are pleased when they meet you. None of those who are in their meeting when
they meet you. They are saddened and they disgraced when they meet you. Apolo kolyada was Dr. Ali. Welcome