Channel: Ali Albarghouthi
Loving the prophets and messengers of God is the second manifestation and realization of love in Islam. Discover in this khutbah why Allah loved these people so much and wanted us to love them too, especially Prophet Muhammad peace be upon them all. Importantly, we note the proper ways of loving the Prophet and ways to nurture this love.
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Lille sala de la y shadow Allah ilaha illAllah hola Sheree calahonda Mohammed Abu Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sallam
in hiral howdy ticket Allah tala Ohio Alhaji Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was Chateau de to have a coup d'etat in Buda Hakuna Matata, Hakuna la bola Latina. All praise and thanks belong to Allah, the Most High, the Most Merciful, we thank him. And we seek His help and aid and asked him to forgive us. And we seek His protection from the evil of ourselves and the sins that we commit. Indeed, whomsoever Allah guides, no one can lead astray. And whomsoever Allah leads astray, no one can guide and I bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship except Allah alone. Then Allah Allah He will sell them is His Servant and Messenger. The best of speech is the book of Allah. And
the best of guidance is the guidance of Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the worst of religious matters are those that are innovated, and every religious innovation is a bit on every bit as misguidance and every misguidance will be in hellfire.
in the last quarter,
we saw how love
is the basis of our relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala it is the strongest and most important emotion in our email.
And that it is fact that it is the basis of our two heydon Allah subhanho wa Taala that we love Allah subhanho wa Taala more than anything and anyone else.
And we also saw that Allah subhana wa tada loved this world and what's going to come out of it as a consequence. So that is why he created it. And Allah also loved humanity and what will come out of it eventually. And that's why Allah created us. And that is why Allah subhana wa Taala put us on this earth. He put us on this earth so that we can get to know each other, cooperate with each other and collaborate in what benefits us and Allah loves. And so there also we can find love for each other and they will build a more on that inshallah on a little hook.
And we can also say
that what Allah revealed the message and the messengers were sent also because of love.
Allah sent Russell and our reseller because of love, because Allah subhanho wa Taala wanted to communicate to us
what he likes and what he loves, and what he doesn't so that we can stay away from it.
So this connection, that instance connection or in the instance of a revelation connecting the heavens and the earth
is a sign and an instance of Allah's love because Allah wants to guide through it, and to save through it, because Allah wants those who receive it, to love Him and for Him to love them.
And to carry this message of love,
Allah subhanho wa Taala sent the best of humanity, the people that he loved the most, the messengers and the prophets of Allah.
That is among the entire population on this earth from the time of Adam and Eve Salaam to the last person who live. Allah has chosen the people that he loves the most. They have the best characteristics, the best qualities, they were the most patient,
the most humble,
the most willing to sacrifice, the most compassionate and kindness and the Most Merciful. And he said, you're going to carry this message of mine, and you're going to deliver it to the people.
And you think about
how did we as humans received them?
The people that love the most,
carrying the message that our law loved? How did we receive them
as a humans or human race, we persecuted them. We ridiculed and made fun of them.
We chased them out of their homes. We have them physically.
We spread rumors about them.
And some we've killed
every time Allah subhana wa Taala was sending messengers, he would tell them, never give up on these people, and be patient with them, and keep delivering this message to them. Because they may repent. And no matter how much harm they send your way,
no matter how beloved
of yours, they kill all the harm. Keep delivering this message and they'll until they turn to Me.
These were the prophets of Allah, Allah hemos salatu salam.
And that is why we love them. And we have to love them. We have to love them because Allah subhana wa Taala before anyone else, loved them.
And we have to love them because of their qualities, without distinguishing between any one of them. We love them all, as if they all belong to us. They all belong to the same family as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, so when you hear about esala, he said, Musashi sir Ibraheem alehissalaam each one of them belongs to you, because they all belong to one family.
And in particular, we have to love the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam immensely.
A lot of us on this earth
will say that they love God.
And that in return, God loves them.
Everyone can say that and in fact, a lot of people say that we are special in God's eye. God in particular loves me or loves us.
And this claim
is an easy one to make.
And Allah subhana wa italien documents such a claim in the Quran when he records that some people said nanoweb now
we are God's children and loved ones. All of us can say that Muslims and non Muslims alike all of us can claim this. And when this happened, at the time of the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam.
to a boon, Allah,
tell them, those who are saying that they love me, that if you love me to confirm that love, then follow me for that as follow the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and then Allah will love you.
And Allah subhana wa attallah is communicating here I've sat, then we know very well but we forget about when we come to Allah subhanho wa Taala. But in our human relationship we understand very well. Suppose for example, you go and you proclaim Your love to someone, you say I love you.
Yet you say
I will not respect any of the things that you hold dear. And I will not do any of the things that you like
and in fact
I will commit and do all the things that upset you and saddened you and make you angry.
And yet I love you.
Would we as humans accept that proclamation of love?
Would we as humans accept that expression of love when it comes our way I love you. But I will do everything in my power to upset you and nothing to please you.
We will dismiss it as a lie.
So here Allah subhanho wa Taala is saying the same exact thing when it comes to him. You say that you love me.
If you truly love me,
then you will love what I love.
If you truly love me, you will stay away from what I don't love
and the path to my love.
Not only confirming that you actually love me but gaining the higher level of receiving my love. All of it revolves around Mohammed Sal, Allahu, Allahu Allah, he was alone. So follow me. That's what he said. That's the demonstration that is the test. So follow me.
Allah subhanho wa Taala will love you.
Meaning that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the door to Allah Islam. You cannot enter it you cannot attain it, except through him sal Allahu Allahu Allah. He was alarmed.
By listening to what he said, by noting what he did by taking him as a model by following his example.
Why should we love the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
you won't fail to notice in the Quran, how much he loves him. subhanho wa Taala and how much Allah praises him.
When he says For instance, when Allah Allah Allah, Allah him You are the possessor of grades character,
a character that is worthy of emulation and study and appraise such a praise coming from Allah subhanho wa Taala is the highest praise that a person can receive when it comes to his character. When he says well not so NACA Illa. Allah mean you have not been sent, except as a mercy to everyone who will come in touch with you who will know about you
that this is the dominant feature of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam, the future of mercy.
You hear in another area,
la caja Kumara Suleiman and fujichrome Aziz, Allah Allah,
Allah can be more meaning for him.
He said that you have received a prophet from among you, meaning that you know him very well you know, where he comes from, you know everything about his life, even today. We know everything about him solo out, he was alone what happened in his house and outside, we know everything about him
as a human, it grieves him when something difficult happens to you, when you encounter any type of difficulty.
in the hereafter in this world. He is saddened by it, he grieves because of it.
How do you sort Aleykum he's anxious over you, we want you to be guided, he wants you to be saved. And we're not he's also saddened to the extent that Allah subhanho wa Taala had to remind him, don't kill yourself out of sorrow because they are not listening to you.
That's how much he's alone. He was in love for everybody around him to be guided. And you could feel that when you really want someone to listen to the truth and they fail to how much that saddens you. That's how sad and more than that that's how we will still allow you it was in them that Allah subhanaw taala had to remind him Stop being so sad over their response and just continue with your
once the profits will allow us to sell them was crying
on the tea Oh Matthew repeating that phrase omit the almighty my nation, my nation, my people, my people.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala, send gibreel alehissalaam and he knows he knows what the prophet is going to say but send jabril a serum and he said, I asked him at some a low audio system, why is he crying? What is he wants?
And he told jabril and he said oma to Mati I want my own men to be saved.
So gibreel came to bat to Allah subhanaw taala and informed him and he said go back to Mohammed and tell him in the coffee or medical and we're gonna please you when it comes
Do your own math,
not upset you.
The same phrase Almighty Almighty is going to be repeated on the Day of Judgment. When people will be in Hellfire from the Mohammed Salah lo Allah you it was a lump and What will he say Almighty Almighty before Allah subhana wa tada will say go get some out. Then you'll go back and prostrate and I'll say Almighty Almighty and we'll go back and take them out.
The same phrase, until almost there is no one with a man in Hellfire is left and the remainder will be left to Allah subhanho wa Taala to save.
He had an assured accepted sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Allah given this to every prophet.
You have this? If you ask me, I will answer no matter what that thing is.
And you imagine all the difficulties that he's still allowed to sell and went through that killing plot,
to be expelled of his homeland, to be threatened with extermination, all of these things that he faced. And he said, I've never used that.
And it's so easy and so tempting to say I want to use now that drive to destroy all of my enemies, he never used that da, he said, I have saved it. So that it can be my intercession for my oma on the Day of Judgment, meaning it doesn't matter what I face in this dunya
It doesn't matter what I go through in this dunya that will stay with you. And he's the only one so a lot of you it was sending what saved that for the Day of Judgment.
They made him an offer. When he was in Mecca, some allow you to send them they made him an offer. Be a king among us. And we'll give you all the money and all the women and all the status that you need. Just stop what you're doing, or modify it. worship our idols one year, moolah worship yours another year, compromise with us? And he said Definitely not. And he declined all of these offers. And instead what did he get? What was he actually substituting this for?
He was expelled from his home from his homeland, never to go back and live there anymore.
He was hungry.
He was frightened for the sake of our last panel what
family members were killed. Family members were harassed friends, close friends were killed and harassed and harmed.
He didn't get anything from this dunya some of you it was when he passed away, his relatives inherited nothing from him. The only thing that he got in return from all of this is the satisfaction that he sallallahu alayhi wasallam had delivered a last message I ally did as you wanted me to do. I was patient with them. Though he could have said yeah, Allah destroyed them. And he was given that option.
Just tell us to destroy them and we will. And he said I will be patient with them. So that they will be Muslims in due time and he was patient with them.
He's allowed to sell him gave everything.
And when we understand that we understand why.
The Prophet sallallahu wasallam says that you mean ha ha ha takuna Bailey human? Why did he What did he win NASA Jemma, in one of you does not believe does not truly believe reached the perfection, the obligated perfection of a man
until you love me more than you love your parents and children and everybody else, every other humans.
It becomes an obligation on us, part of our man to love him. So a lot of you it was a lot more than we love other people around us.
And another Hadith. It says that you will not find the sweetness of
the shoes of a man until Allah and His messenger be more beloved to you than anything else.
And that you would love to be thrown in fire into worldly fire, then that you would return to disbelief after Allah had saved you from it.
To find the sweetness of email
you have to love Allah and His Messenger sallallahu earlier said no more than anything else. The love of Allah His Messenger go hand in hand.
Once the prophets of Allah Allah you it was Salam was holding Omar's hand
and in that close moment,
Omar devote devote something to the prophets of Allah, Allah you it was
He said he rasulillah he in the Boolean condition in NFC Oh prophet of Allah, I love you more than anything and anyone else except for myself.
That's the natural love that we have for ourselves that Allah has put inside of us.
So the Prophet said they had to have a common sicko, Omar No, until you love me more than you love yourself.
So Omar of the Alo annual Marvel here at the speed at which they were able to climb levels of email, she said, then now oh prophet of Allah, Allah He lanta, abou la Ameen FC by Allah now I love you more than I love myself. And he says now.
Now we have reached the completion of email. Some scholars said this is the recommended perfection of a man to love himself. Hello, are you it was a lot more than you even love yourself. And I will give you examples of how much they loved him solo and he when he was alone.
they asked him or actually it was about Omar what they allow and he was speaking to an Abbess, the uncle of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, before al Abbas accepted Islam and he said, I love that you accept Islam more than my father would.
Because I know that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam loves that you would accept Islam.
That is given a choice between you the uncle of the Prophet, and who is my father, if one of them were to accept Islam, I would choose your Islam because the Prophet loves it.
He said at his deathbed. He said we loved no one more than the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and I respected and esteem no one more than he thought I did him. And he said if I were asked to describe him, I wouldn't be able to because I couldn't stare at him. Because of how much respect I had for him. I would always look down
and say hey, Muslim, they said
that when the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was cutting his hair, a barber was cutting his hair color
to him. When they were cutting his hair salon, he was alone, his companions were surrounding him so that whatever he drops, it drops in their hands, so that they can keep it and of course there is Baraka in the hair of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. We don't possess that now.
There is Baraka but there is also more than that there is love for him. Some allow it you are seldom, that's how close it was.
And not only the immediate Sahaba
Malik Malik Rahim Allah, He says when he would mention the name of the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam. It's phase would change. He would go pale, and would be very humbled in the how he sitting. And people went and asked him, he says, Why is this happening to you all the time. And he said, if you've seen what I've seen, you would not be surprised. He says,
I saw him whenever we would ask him about a Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he would start crying until we pity him and feel sorry for him.
They really loved him. So a lot of you earlier said number, not just an intellectual level, but an emotional love.
I want to share with you two incidents at the time of the Prophet, Silla, low audio send them to tell us about the reward. And the advantage of having such a love.
A man comes to him some law to sell them. And he says, Oh prophet of Allah. Allah He I love you more than I love myself and family and children and money.
And when I'm at home, and I remember you, I can't wait to come and see you.
I can't wait to leave my home to come and see you. But when I think about my death and your death, and that you will be raised to the levels of the prophets and if I enter Heaven, I mean ever see you
what is going to happen to me?
To the Prophet gave him no answer. And Allah subhana wa Taala revealed
our pseudo foul a Kamala Dena Amala, Allahu Allah him Nina Nabina was to detain Allah. He says those who obey Allah and His messengers will be among those and with those whom Allah had favored from among the Prophets, and the Soviets and the martyrs,
meaning that obey Allah and obey His messenger and Allah will join you with them on the Day of Judgment.
Another man comes to the prophet and asks him
Prophet of Allah, what is the day of judgment?
And the Prophet tells him, what do you do you prepare for it? Are you ready for it? He said I did not prepare much for it. So not a lot of players not a lot of fasting. But I love Allah and His messenger.
And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said something very significant. He said a motto nomina hub.
But he said the person will be with those that he loves. And you will be with those that you love.
So in the hoodie that says former buddy who wounded Islam learn for me haha. He said they do what not happier.
And when they heard that, except at the time when they accepted Islam, that they were the happiest, when they heard from the Prophet sallallahu Sallam that if you love him, you will be with him.
So if you love him, so a lot of you it was seldom a lot of reward you by elevating your status and being able to see him in heaven. If we enter they ask Allah Subhana Allah to grant us all the love of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam upon only how there was stuck to the law, do you want to confess the fiddle?
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the love of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam is not reserved for only those who have seen him. Because in the Hadith, he says a lot he will sell them in ammunition, the old material for gun owners and yeah, tuna mean bad do what do I have the home Laura and he and he
who love me the most of my own mouth, people who will come after me. And they will wish to have seen me, even if they were to sacrifice their family and children, their family and wealth.
So there will be those type of people. And that is available to us today. So how can we attain the love of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and I will summarize first, by loving Allah subhanho wa Taala. Because the more that you love Allah, the more that you will love what Allah loves. So love Allah more and increase your Eman And you will love the Prophet sallallahu you are sending them more. That's the first thing. The second thing by learning more about himself, Allah Allah you are sending man the more that you know, in detail, his life, his life stories, what he said his sayings is Hadeeth his actions, his character, his characteristics, by learning all of these things and in
detail, you will love him more and more.
Third, by knowing contemplating and reflecting upon the fact that everything that benefits you, religiously has come to you from him sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that he had benefited you more than your parents had benefited you. In fact, he had benefited your parents, and therefore your forefathers, and you and your children, and will continue to benefit all them all, because they are following his message and what he brought. So his favor upon us is greater than the favor of our parents than any other living human being dead or alive.
And if you know that, and you think about him, you love him, so allow you to sell them. And the fact is, we may not reflect upon how much influence he has had upon us. Really how much he had a role in shaping our lives today. We not may not feel it, we may not realize it, but consider your name.
If not for him sallallahu alayhi wa sallam your name would have been different would be no Islam your name would have been different, the type of food that you eat.
If there have not been in Islam and Islamic civilization, the type of food you eat would be different. your profession. In fact, modern science, modern technology, modern everything it would not have existed, if he's allowed he was in and would not have existed and the message of Islam would not have persisted.
A lot of your life today is based on the struggle of Mohammed Salah lo Allah you it was centered on whether we realize it or not. And very intimately he had shaped your identity and my identity.
And the last thing to help us attain the love of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam is to struggle with ourselves and to put what he said and what he loved and what he desired before what we love and what we desire.
That's the test. That's the confirmation. And when you do that, Allah subhana wa tada will place the love and the esteem and the respect of the prophet in your heart and when we neglect that
Part of that part of that love will decrease in proportion to what we neglect.
So if we love Allah subhanho wa Taala
we have to love the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa he was sending them. And the Prophet loved us and loved our salvation that would be saved from every harm.
So we have to repay that, with honoring him and honoring his words and deeds and studying it. Each one of us should plan on studying the life of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam you purchase a book about his life and you read it or you listen to something, you purchase a book up from our office sooner, rather slightly. Hey, in the abridged Bukhari, whatever it is, and you read it, and you learn more about his son, and you honor it, and you respect it and you defend him, and you translate that love into a life that you live and the way that your family lives. This is what will prove that you love the prophets of Allah, Allah you are you will sell them and importantly, you love him the
way that he loved you without elevating his status way beyond what he had deemed appropriate. We don't love him so much that we treat him like a Sally Salaam had been treated by Christians.
There's a level and we will always love Allah subhanho wa Taala and should always love him more than we love the prophets of Allah Allah you it was in them. This is a given.
So avoiding Buddha and following the sooner is also a demonstration of our love of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we asked Allah to truly instill in our hearts and the hearts of our families and children, the love of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he Allah made a lot of comments a lot more than any love that we have in our hearts for any other human being. Even more than love than that more than the love that we have for ourselves, Yella makers of those who honor his words and deeds and study his life and spread his teachings and apply them in our lives. He alone we asked you for everything that will bring us to your love. Allah protect us from anything
that will take us away from your love. Allah make us of those who preach Islam to those who do not know it. Yet Allah make us of those who convey the message of Islam to those who do not know it. He ALLAH forgive all of our sins and the sins of everyone who is listening to us. He ALLAH forgive all of our sins and the sins of the rest of the Muslims and protect us from all harm and protect us from all hardship. Allah protects us from all harm and hardship, ie Allah protect us from all harm and hardship allow mananas local Haleakala to become in a shared equally
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