Love In Islam 3 – Loving People
Channel: Ali Albarghouthi
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Does Allah love humanity? Is there evidence to show that? Does Allah want us to love each other? Is there evidence for that too? As this khutbah shows, the divine Shari’ah that Allah revealed aims to nurture and protect love. It undoubtedly can be dubbed the Shari’ah of love.
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in Iran howdy ticket Allahu taala wa higher Alhaji Haji Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Mashallah Amorim.
okuyama wakulla, Allah Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah infinity, all praise and thanks belong to Allah, the Most High, the Most Merciful, retain him, and we seek His help and aid and ask Him to forgive us. And we seek His refuge from the evil of ourselves in the sins that we commit. Indeed, whomsoever Allah guides, no one can lead astray. At home serve Allah leads astray, no one can guide and I bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship except Allah alone. And then we'll have some Allahu 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 words of religious matters are those that are innovated and every religious innovation is a bit that baby dies misguidance every misguidance will be in hellfire.
We have seen in the last two harvests.
how Allah subhanho wa Taala creates what he creates, because he loves it he loves it either directly or he loves the consequence of that creation.
And we've seen that what Allah subhana wa tada reveals he reveals in fact the religion of Islam
is built upon Love,
love for Allah subhanahu wa tada and look for what Allah subhana wa tada loves as well.
And what do we want to see and emphasize in today's footbaww by Allah has permission and help
is how much Allah subhana wa tada loves humanity. And then he wanted to nurture and humanity when he creates it, love as well. He wanted them to have in their hearts Love, love for Allah subhana wa Tada. Love for what Allah loves and also love for each other. And that this is really the objective of the Sharia of Islam and Sharia that Allah has sent down to this earth.
Now to begin with,
you all know that when Allah subhanho wa Taala created Adam, the father of humanity, he asked the angels to prostrate to him,
this noble creation that Allah had praised in so many places in the Quran, he said Prostrate to Adam.
And that signifies that was a sign of the value of the love that Allah subhanho wa Taala had for Adam, and what Adam is going to generate afterwards. And that's why Allah has them to prostrate as a sign of respect and recognition and virtue.
And when Allah presented the creation of Adam to the angels
Said inquiring about the wisdom that the children of Adam are going to spread mischief and bloodshed, some of them on the face of this earth. So what would be the wisdom behind that creation Allah demonstrated to them
the ability and the virtue of Adam alayhis salam, it was to tell them and to also tell us
that despite the corruption and bloodshed that some of us will commit,
there is still virtue and bounties that will be generated by this human race, which Allah subhanho wa Taala loves and that's why Allah created it. So it would be no exaggeration to say that Allah subhana wa tada loves humanity, either loves them directly because they obey Him or loves because of what the consequences of that creation is going to be. So there is no exaggeration in the law in saying that, that Allah loves humanity, and that is behind every creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah loves it and that's why Allah created it.
And Allah subhana wa Jalla created Adam, just to show you that virtue Allah created Adam with his two hands. And he emphasized that in the Quran, when he was speaking to a blease condemning him for not obeying Allah, Mammon, I can just do that. To be the what stopped you from prostrating to what I created with my two hands, indicating that not all of us creation, and not many of them had been created by law bale was hand but Adam was and that is a sign of virtue and also a sign of love from Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah.
Allah says in the Quran
just to drive this point home, what Corona Benny Adam
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we have honored the children of Adam, we carry them on land and on sea. And We bestowed on them the bounties the beauty of this earth. And we have favored them above, many of what we have created. And you look at how Allah subhana wa tada honored the children of Adam, and he sent him the best and the greatest honor is that Allah subhanho wa Taala send them these messages. And he taught them about himself. And he wanted them to know Him and to love them, to love him. And that is the greatest honor to know Allah subhanaw taala after they were nothing,
and he raised them above the level of animals. So the level of comprehension, cognition and understanding is greater so that they can love Allah subhanho wa Taala more and know him more. And he gave them power on the face of this earth. power over what the other things he has created.
They have control over animals they can eat from that, from that they can write on it, they can use it for their service, and he gave them the power and the creativity to improve on the world around them. All of these are signs that Allah subhana wa Taala had preferred the children of Adam among many of his creation, and some say that the pious of the children of Adam will be better than the angels of Allah subhanho wa Taala on the day of judgment and when they are in heaven.
So see the great honor that Allah subhana wa Taala had bestowed upon humanity.
Now, Allah subhanho wa Taala, as we said, revealed what he revealed
the religion of Allah subhanho wa Taala is the religion that is supposed to foster unity, and love and harmony among people, and hatred and division and friction comes from deviating and leaving a large religion.
Do we want proof for that?
Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the Quran canon, so meta wahida
people were one nation or on one religion.
That is there was a point in time when all of humanity believed in Allah subhanho wa Taala and they were united and they were one people.
What happened? Allah say, Stella who they disagreed, how did they disagree? When they deviated from Allah XPath when they've taken Gods with Allah subhanho wa Taala they started to deviate. Friction was into stewed hostilities and then conflict
was introduced to this earth.
And then it is then that Allah subhana wa Taala sent the messengers and the prophets of Allah to remedy that and to bring them all to the one path of Allah. That is the path of unity and the path of loving Allah Subhana Allah to Allah
This should make sense to us, as humanity holds on to the religion of Allah subhanho wa Taala and doesn't deviate from it. They'll be united in one, they will live on harmony in harmony on the face of this earth. When they don't do that, and they pursue their own self interests and other false deities, they will fight with each other. And that's how conflict develops.
And this should be very reasonable to us. We've emphasized before when we asked what is the source of every emotion of love on the face of this earth who created it.
Lots of Hannah Horta, Hannah, so it makes sense that when you are closest to Allah, that you will have more of that love in your heart
when you are closest to the source,
and that's why when Allah subhana wa Taala spoke about the early Muslims, the early believers, Allah says will never be Nakuru be him low un* them at the left of a Napa Luba Mola, kena la la Vina who want you to pay attention to this.
They were killing each other before Islam came to them. They hated each other when Islam before Islam came to them. And Allah said that when Islam came,
it is by dad that I brought their hearts together.
It is by done that they started to love each other and the barriers between them the tribal barriers that we still suffer from till today, the tribal, geographical racial barriers started to melt and they evaporated and I brought their hearts together, were you to do everything on the face of this earth take every penny on the face of this earth to eradicate and remove that hatred you will not be able to do so. But a lot did that. They were closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala who was the source of love and that happened
and that's how we bring love on the face of this earth and how this is how we can love each other. On the other hand when you are distant from Allah subhanho wa Taala you'd be closest to who
be closest to the shapefile
Allah subhanho wa Taala says about him in clear terms in the Quran, when he's speaking about the prohibition of alcohol and gambling, gambling. in the mail, you need to share your thoughts or you can be in a colada with all
the commands. Allah shaytaan Allah is saying about him he wants to promote gambling and alcohol so that he can split among you hatred, animosity.
That's the objective of the shaper. You see it. That is the source of hatred and animosity, true hatred and animosity comes from the shape one. So when you're far from Allah subhanho wa Taala that's what's going to develop in our hearts.
And when you're close to Allah subhanho wa Taala that's the love that we're going to have in our hearts for everything around us. That allows us
about the source of love between men and women.
Allah says woman it and Holla Holla comin and fusi kumars Raja Raja Lavina Kumar, the Torah
reserve is signs that he had created to you from your own cells mates, and he had put between you love and mercy.
To add to this love and mercy, this natural love and mercy in our hearts
for our spouses.
It is Allah subhanho wa Taala
and you will have more of it when you're closest to Allah. Now you go far away from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And we are told in the Hadith,
that when the police sends his team, the one that he approves and congratulate is the one who is able to split to people and cause their divorce.
So you see the work of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah or what Allah wants, and you see what the shaitaan once bringing people together and putting love in their hearts is from Allah subhanho wa Taala friction and hatred comes from the sheep.
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a loss of Hannah who wants to add a maid love a condition for your email, we've seen that before we're gonna see more of it in sha Allah in a second.
That is you cannot tread the path of a man without
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One of you does not believe until he loves for his brother in another nation, his neighbor
what he loves for himself.
You do not believe and such a statement indicates that it's an obligation
that we look for our brother for our sister, what we look for ourselves.
That is we have to combat jealousy, and envy.
and wanting to be supreme and arrogant.
We have to combat
competitiveness for the sake of the dunya. So that whenever I see my brother, when I go, I see my sister, I would wish for them what I wish for myself. If I'm healthy, I wish that they'd be healthy to, if I'm successful, I wish that I they be successful to
if I obedient of Allah, I wish that for them to.
And it becomes a sign of a lack of a man or a deficiency of a man who died when I do not wish that for them.
And imagine here that Allah had made this a condition for a man.
Imagine if we just let's continue to concentrate on the first few words. Now you may know how to combat that you have one of you does not believe until he loves. Let's just stop there. You do not believe until you love period.
That's the religion of Islam. That's what Islam is telling you. You do not believe until you love you must have that love in your heart. If you don't have that love in your heart. It's one of these two things. Either your Eman And my Eman is weak or my email and your email is absent completely.
If there is no love in my heart for Allah at all if there is no love in my heart for Mohamed Salah lo and he will send them at all if there is no love in my heart for my Muslims at all. There is no email in my heart. And if my love is weak, then my email is weak so she can Allah, Allah mean the word made Islam in religion a true religion of loving Allah subhana wa tada and people around
him until he loves for his brother what he loves for his brother. Now some of the owner might have said his brother here means his Muslim brother. Some of the other might have expanded that as he to me, everybody, Muslim or non Muslim.
And they said that is in fact the basis of your dour. Why are you making Dawa for someone else and inviting them to Islam because you love them to be guided. You want them to be blessed. You want them to escape punishment of Allah subhanho wa Taala you want them to taste the sweetness of Eman that you've tasted. That's what motivates you to make Tao for them. And we'll talk in Sharla more about this if there is time in this football.
have been a nassima nassima
Amina, love for people what you love for yourself, then you will be happy, happy man, then you will be a believer.
So you have you who want to be close to Allah subhanho wa Taala pay attention to this and cultivate increased love in your heart towards other people and towards Muslims in particular. That should allow Islam that Allah subhana wa Taala had revealed when you look at it
with those lenses, you'll understand that everything that Allah had revealed as far as human relations are concerned is to preserve and cultivate and increase that love and protect against hatred. How so?
Allah subhana wa tada had commanded that you give part of your money to help your brother and sister and a lot doesn't receive any benefits from that. It's for the benefit of your brother and sister and for your own benefit as well. So help them with money if you can ally saying that if they need help, and you help them Allah will help you.
Ally saying don't back by them, don't spy about
don't divulge their secrets don't broadcast their mistakes, because all of that increases hatred.
Don't kill, don't steal, don't violate their rights. Don't take anything that belongs to them without their permission. Don't spread injustice on the face of this earth avoid all of these things that spread hatred and division and animosity on the on the other hand, love for Allah subhanho wa Taala protect their rights, I think the best of them, and they need help you help them. They need guidance you guide them. There are rights upon you when it comes to your Muslim brother and your Muslim sister. See you look at it. All of the Sharia law of Islam Allah subhana wa Taala was preserving and cultivating this love. He's saying to Muslims in particular anti humanity in general.
I want you to love each other. And I've revealed this that you would love each other and I reveal this so that you can avoid hating each other. So hold on to my rope and you will achieve this deviate from it and you will be shedding blood on the face of this earth.
You will be corrupting on the face of this earth and you will be killing each other and hating each other.
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It is instructive and important when we think about clubs to understand types of love. And this is something that we may not be aware of. Don't pay attention to.
There is religious love.
And there is worldly love,
religious love and worldly love.
The reason why we love another person or something else is because of compatibility and commonality between them. Or because of the need that we have to that thing, or a benefit or a blessing that we've received from that thing. Basically, this is why we love something or someone else.
And we can do that for religious reasons. Loving someone for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Or we can do this for worldly reasons. Loving someone because they are family, loving someone because they're a spouse and a child loving someone because they have done something nice to us. Our hearts naturally are inclined to love this person or love these qualities in them. And you can love someone for religious reasons for worldly reasons or both.
And let's take few examples so that we understand it because I do believe that it does solve some dilemmas that we face. When we think about loving other people. You can love someone for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala that is love and that is incumbent on us loving every single Muslim because they are worshipping Allah subhanho wa Taala and that was increases.
The more that they are close to Allah the closer they are to a lot the more that we're supposed to love them. If we love Allah.
Remember that we said that if you love Allah, He will know what Allah loves. And if you love what Allah loves, you look at this person and you say he's close or she's close to Allah. At least at a minimum, they believe in Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and Allah loves that from them. And because of that, I will love them. This is love that is not based on any favors not based on any other connection, but the connection of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And it's not tainted by geography, or color, or favors, or gender or any other consideration. It's solely for Allah subhanho wa Taala for nothing else.
There's also love for worldly reasons, as we said, I love people because they're nicer to me, I love people because they are part of my family.
And there is a lot for us to have. Now you can look a Muslim, both natural or worldly and religious love. You have a pious Father, you have a pious spouse, you have pious children, you love them. And you can love them for two reasons, the natural worldly reason, and the religious reason for a loss of panel data because they are close to him, and also because of your relationship with them.
But you can also love a Muslim for religious reasons or not one of the reasons at all a Muslim that you've never met,
or a Muslim that you've met.
And sometimes you hear I met this person and he wasn't nice to me. He was harsh with me. You hear sometimes I've been to this Muslim country, and you hear them complaining about the treatment that we received in that particular Muslim. I hate them because of it. That means that as far as worldly love is concerned, you don't love that person. He was into she wasn't nice to you. They weren't nice to you. But you still owe them no matter what happens. You still owe them religious Love,
love for Allah subhanho wa Taala as long as they are Muslims, they still have rights upon you. You can't back by them. You can't fight against them. You cannot condemn them and justifiably etcetera, etcetera, etcetera. This you still are supposed to love them for Allah Subhana Allah, but worldly love, sometimes personalities clash sometimes I don't really think I like this person as far as personality goes, but the other part of me loves him for Allah subhana wa tada because he's Muslim.
But also you can love a person worldly love, without religious love.
And that here becomes critical when we want to understand is can we love non Muslims?
And that is a confusing issue sometimes can we love non Muslims
Here to what Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the Quran in the kehlata demon.
Speaking to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you do not guide those that you love in that
facility, but who is at the mercy of law state law, do you find that the interpretation of that is you do not guide, the ones that you love, either you love, that you may be guided, or you love them, because they're part of your kin.
This is in reference to.
So either you love them because you want them to be guides.
Or you actually have love for them.
And from that, and other things, you know, that I would have said, that you can love a person who is non Muslim, a worldly love as long as that does not interfere with your religious love that you have for Allah subhanho wa Taala. So of course influencers who just accept Islam?
Are we supposed to ask him to hate his parents all of a sudden?
In fact, something that is clearer than that Allah subhanaw taala had allowed us to marry for Muslim men, Christian and Jewish woman, can we and is it possible? And is it logical to ask a person marry her, but don't love her at all.
So they said that you can love a non Muslim because of kinship relationships.
Also, because of a favor that they've done to you and the hearts are naturally inclined, they're kind, they're nice to you, they speak nice to you, they smile on your face. Naturally, the heart is going to develop a tap of worldly love for that, but what we want to distinguish is between worldly love and religious love,
and the type of love that Allah Subhana Allah condemns in the Quran, when we have towards the non Muslims is the kind of love that one would have towards those who combat Allah's religion, and to combat Muslims and persecute them a lot condemns that type of love, and to be engaged in help, and in aiding those people. Because naturally, if you love Allah subhanho wa Taala in your heart, it's hard for you then to love people who are fighting against him.
So those two large loves cannot be combined. But if the person is peaceful, and they don't do these things,
and they tend to, they tend to be nice and courteous, especially if they are family. There is nothing and Allah knows best. And if you want references after the hotbar asked me, because I want you to feel confident that this is not something that is innovated. And there are references to it asked me after the whole battle provide you with some references in sha Allah. But there is nothing in the religion of Islam that tells you you have to hate everybody of the odd non Muslim.
Now before we leave, I just want to touch upon a particular point.
In popular culture, love is treated as purely good and that there's nothing evil in it and there's nothing wrong with it. But in Islam, we have to understand that you can love the right thing but also you can love the wrong thing.
And you can love the right thing the wrong way.
So we have to learn that because loving our families loving this dunya is of levels you can love them. That natural love and you are allowed to do that. But you can elevate that club by loving them for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala and that is a higher type of love. Looking at them as those people around you who helped you be closer to Allah, my wife, my child, my family, right my community I love them because they help me become closer to Allah. I love them because of that. That's a love for Allah subhanho wa Taala but also we can love them with Allah, their love can compete with Allah's love.
And we compete when I was love it sign is that we put them before Allah. If they desire something that contradicts our last wishes, we put that first. And when we do that, that is a sign there that their love is competing with Allah is love and we have to watch for that. We also have to watch and we don't have time for it. But we also have to watch especially the young among us, for notions of romantic love that you find in the popular media.
Right? Love That is so wonderful that is so overwhelming that engulfs you completely just finding this one particular person that you can devote your entire life and heart to them.
And in fact, when you go and study Islam a little deeper, you'll find that that type of love is something that the scholars of Islam had warned against. That all consuming all engulfing or overwhelming type of love. is built on first blush was super loving have beautiful images.
And you become to sort of be enslaved you start to love this person or love that love that image, and love the more love the more until your heart is enslaved to them until they dominate your thoughts and your heart and your mind. Most scholars of Islam have said, that is a top of dangerous love that can become a top of worship for that person that competes with the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And even if sometimes if it doesn't, it destroys your psychology and destroys you even physically, people have actually committed suicide and have died have withered out of sickness, because of that lack of love.
So not every love is positive. And those notions of romantic love are greatly exaggerated. So, let us not be tempted by that the notion is very, very attractive, especially if you are in your teens. It is very attractive, and some people don't overgrow it. Don't overcome it. So we have to restrain that type of love and know that the only one who deserves this all consuming love is one and that is the one who created us. Every other human being can be loved, but they should be loved for Allah subhanho wa Taala or at least in moderation. So I asked Allah subhanho wa Taala the Most Merciful the Allah make us of those who love the believers and Muslims they are behind me. He Allah plant in
our hearts love for all the Muslims. He Allah plant in our hearts love for all the Muslims, he or laplant in our hearts love for all the Muslims. He Allah we asked you for all the good in this life and in the Hereafter, and we seek your refuge from all evil in this life and in the Hereafter. Allah we asked you to forgive all of our sins and make us of those who returned to you in sincere repentance. ie ALLAH forgive all of our sins yeah Allah repay all of our debts he Allah give healing to our sick he Allah make us of those who enter Paradise and are protected from Hellfire alone mananas local Haleakala who wanna Oh becoming a shuriken when I saw Luke, Elgin Neto, makabe hamming
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with the mobis A loosely mean our Muslim at Europe Allah Allah mean, before I shall I adjourn, I was asked to emphasize your donations to this cause. We said that a loss of the profits of the law you sent him said that you do not have a humanity you love for your brother, what you love for yourself. And that is should be the motivation and Sharla today for this act that we've traveled so far. And if you're the person who's traveling so far, and you have actually put all this effort, and you want to build something that we suppose and we hope will be for Allah subhanho wa Taala and for no one else, and we ask that it would be so then you would love that people would respond and people would
would react and people would honor it and people will respect it and we'd people would help you. So what is actually in action right now. Love for them what we love for ourselves and not give them what we would wish that they would give to us if we were in their situation.