Channel: Ali Albarghouthi
How can we express our love of Prophet Muhammad? Though there are many ways to express this love, not all of them are equal. This khutbah points to the superior path of expressing our love of the Prophet, one that will earn back his love and manifest his message. The khutbah also emphasizes the enduring connection we have with the Prophet and its ability to change our lives today.
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Howdy, howdy Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Chateau la Marina de tu Hakuna Matata de Olivier de tiempo, la la, la la la la Tintin are all praise and thanks belongs to Allah the Most High we thank him and we seek his aid and help and ask for his forgiveness. And we seek His refuge from the evil of ourselves and the sins that we commit. Indeed, also Allah guide no one can lead astray. And whomsoever Allah leads astray, no one can guide neighbor witness that there is no one worthy of worship except Allah alone. And that Mohammed Allahu alayhi wa sallam is his slave and messenger. The best of speech is the book of Allah the best of guidance is the guidance of hematological
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our love for the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam take effect in our life and manifest itself?
And this question is intimately linked to the other question of why should we love Mohammed Salah Allahu alayhi wa sallam. So these two questions are connected and linked. But the first question that I pull apart, which is how should we love him?
What steps are manifest in our lives that would show and demonstrate this love is no less important than the first question of why should we love him? The reason
is that we may love something
but fail to actually express that love adequately into our lives.
Or love something or claim to love something
yet not know that deep inside our hearts, there's also another type of love, another competing love that even even is greater than the one that we claim.
when Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the Quran
in kuntum, to a boon Allah, only, como la se, indeed if you love Allah, then follow me and Allah will love you.
Why was this ayah revealed? This ayah was revealed when a delegation, an envoy of Christians came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and they were talking and discussing religious matters with him. And one of the things that they asserted was that we love Allah.
They said and they claim that they love Allah subhanho wa Taala. So Allah revealed this area, which some of the scholars have said this is the idea of a test. It's a testing area, meaning that
Everybody can claim love for anything.
But all at every type of love has to be tested has to be expressed and has to be expressed adequately. And it for this love to be true for your love Allah subhanaw taala for you for it to be true. You have to follow Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam what come from Allah, only then would you pre approve that your love is true, and only then would you have actually realized that love in your life. So you may love something, but not express that love adequately. And maybe sometimes you may express the thinking that what you've done is right, but the person that you love would say no, this is not something that I like, even though you love me, I don't want you to love me in that
That's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says that the Rooney kamati nasai Santa Maria, what I can do, Abdullah, what are Sula, it says do not praise me, like the Christians have praised Isa Jesus son of Mary, but say the slave of Allah and His messenger.
Now for Christians, whatever image they have of a Sally's, real or imagined, they feel love for that image, they have respect for it, they may actually have deep love for it. But that deep love had pushed them to raise his salon above his human level, into the level of the Divine into the level of the Creator.
So the Prophet sallallahu Sallam is saying that that type of expression of love is not pleasing to Allah and is not pleasing to Me. So even if you love me, if you were to express it that way, you would have earned and have taken the wrong path into my love.
Or as I said in the other possibility, that we may say that we'll have something
but then when a competing love emerges from our hearts, whenever there is a choice to be made between A and B, and a is what the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam loves, and B is what I love, B is what somebody else loves, and we take the B path instead of a bad path, then we have to go back and revisit our love for the prophets a lot of what he was settled on, because in reality it was tested and in reality, it was found lacking
and the prophets always send them you know, who was very humble, right, as we said, the stained or discouraged excessive phrase of him. So, there is this type of love which is wrong or there is also an expression of love. That is secondary.
That fails to realize the primary and most important expression of love listen to this Howdy.
Once the prophets a lot, a lot of you it was sent him was making will do Allah jolliness down who is Uno. So people around him, followed the traces of that will do the water and they took it he took possession of it and they drank it.
So the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says Muhammad Allah Kumara Masada Why are you doing this? They said Mohammed Abdullah he was pseudo they said, loving Allah and His messenger.
Allah for him. He said for in Allah, and you hate Bakula or sudo. If you want Allah and His messenger to love you, for a minute or two, when was the
last nutivaara menjawab says if you want Allah and His messenger to love you,
then if you are, if you are entrusted with an Amana, then fulfill it, give it back.
And if you speak, say the truth, and be kind to your neighbor.
Now let's pause a little bit to this hadith so that we can understand it fully and appreciate what it's teaching us. And the beginning it's telling us that the prophet SAW he said I'm used to make although and the Sahaba would actually be eager to have possession of that to do and this is considered from the Hassan's from the unique features of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. The Prophet let's assert first is a human born from a man and a woman.
The prophets all they send them is not born out of light or a different entity or a different material than our own. So in that sense, he is human.
At the same time, because of his proximity, how close he is to Allah subhanho wa Taala and how pure His heart is. And because Allah subhana wa Taala has selected him. There is Baraka there, his physical body
Raka in his body,
there is physical Baraka and his saliva there is physical Baraka in his sweat, there was physical Baraka in his hair. And when you read the Sierra via Hadith, you'd find that the Sahaba may Allah be pleased with them would actually be anxious, eager, if we can get a strand of his hair, they will do so. And they can send some water so he could bless it and send it back to them they would do so. So this is unique to Muhammad Sallallahu Allah you and he was seldom and should not be extended to people afterwards.
Because when you trace when you read the hadith
of people who came after Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you would not see that the Sahaba would go to someone like Abu Bakr, who is the best after Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam and tried to seek something like that from him, any physical Baraka from him, or any physical Baraka from normal Earth man and Annie, and do your own research, go to the books of Hadith, the famous central books of Hadith, because if this was the habit of Muslims, it would have been done immediately after the Prophet sallallahu Sallam And would the senior Sahaba of the Prophet and it would be widespread, widespread enough for it to be documented and amply documented. So if we if we fail to find evidence
of it in depth, central Hadees collections of Islam that we should know that this is not something that should be extended beyond Mohammed sal Allahu Allah, you are listening sallam.
But let the form again there was physical Baraka in his body.
Now the prophet in this incident wanted them to do something else or pointing to something else. Yes, you can express your love this way.
But there is a higher and a better and a loftier way of expression of love, which is to follow me and follow my message and live that message. So he says as a man at the age of income where you are until you own you are entrusted with something, fulfill that trust. And the first thing that we are entrusted with is this Deen
the religion of Allah subhanahu wa tada the messenger as a messenger what defines the job of the messenger is that he comes and he calls people to Allah subhana wa Taala not to himself. So you are entrusted with this Dean says follow this Dean.
If you want Allah and His messenger to love you, and speak the truth, if you want align His messenger to love you.
There's an easy way for you to claim or for me to claim that I love Mohammed Salah law it all is and why I have so much love in my heart. But now we are going to ask ourselves before we ask ourselves, where is this proof in your life
because if you love someone, you follow them. If you love them, you emulate them, you love them, you respect them. If you love someone you put them before, before you before your own desires before your own
selections and choices you put them ahead of you.
So have we put Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in our lives ahead of us or not? That is the test that tells us how much do we love him or not. And the last one was it
was the worst you know Java and Java come and be kind to your neighbor.
That is the test.
And to solidify this point,
there was a another Hadith that I would like to share with you.
And this hadith
comes when the Prophet sallallahu Sallam visited the cemetery
and after giving the greeting to the dead as Salam Alikum Dr. Holman momineen whiner insha Allah who would after he said that, he said, What did to another inner corner? I wanted to unei to Swanee. I wish I longed for seeing my brothers.
I want to see my brothers.
So they said to him was the harbor I want to say is one Salalah aren't we? Your brother's messenger of Allah?
Allah I'm Tomas Harvey says you are my companions. Were you whiny Alina an OB lm your oni. He says my brothers are those who believed in me and they did not see me that they are to come. They have not come yet. They believe in me and they have not seen me.
So to have that status of believing in Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam and not seen him makes you a brother of him. Ali Salatu was Salam. So this is a lofty, lofty station, and it's enough
to make your heart
skip a beat.
To know that Mohammed Salah Allah Allah, Allah Selim, wishes to see you, if you are among the people who truly believe in Him, wishes to see you and wishes to meet you.
Then they asked him,
he says, Yeah, so Allah, how would you recognize them? How would you know them?
And he said,
Do you know or suppose if a person owns horses, and these horses have whiteness, on their forehead, and legs, and they are in the midst of other types of horses, but these are types of horses are all black. Would he not be able to recognize his own horses? from among the others?
They said yes, O Messenger of Allah. He says find the homea to Naomi Giamatti, Horan Maha gjelina mean
they will come on the Day of Judgment, the war on Mahajan whiteness on their forehead and feet and limbs, from the traces of will do.
So, this is how the profits or loss of a law audio audio cinema will be able to recognize you, millions and millions of people that he did not see. How will he know? How will he know by will do which implies also sada.
So only by fulfilling the most beloved thing to the prophets of Allah Hollywood Salli wa sallam, and to Allah will the Prophet sallallahu Sallam would be able to recognize you, there will be this light and brightness on the faces of the believers, and he will be able to spot them.
But also he said something that should also make us worry a little bit.
He said, and there will be people who will be chased away.
corpsman and how they can do that will die and he says there will be people who will be chased away from my health, the pool that the Prophet has, as camels will be chased away.
And the Prophet sallallahu Sallam would say, Come back, come back.
And the angels will say in the home, that they have changed the religion after you
cancel the property would say then away away.
So the fact that we could possibly change the religion of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam not follow it or change it could deny us from his company could deny us from breaking from his fool could deny us from the pleasure of Allah and the pleasure of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam so we want to ascend
from a mere claim of loving Mohammed salado is early or seldom
into an actualization of that love, that we can witness in our life. And it can be witnessed by following him sallallahu alayhi wasallam in his sayings and his deed and his way that he had brought to us a whole kolyada was the only one of them.
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our love for Mohamed Salah Allahu Allahu alayhi wa sallam can reach a level
that can bring us close, not exactly, but close to what the companions have.
He said sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, laya coonan como embody? Yeah, what do I have to whom Allah wishto at the family,
they will be people who will come after me. Some of them would wish to purchase,
see me, even if he had to give away or give up his wealth and his family.
Even if he had to sacrifice his love, for his wealth, even if he had to sacrifice his family, only in exchange for seeing me he would do so. And that is a level of love that approximates and come close to how the companions of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam loved him, meaning in a sense, if he or if you were to order to migrate to Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam if he were alive today
in a city and he had called
You are called Muslims. And he says, Come to me. And you had to leave, like the people of Mecca had to leave their family behind. And they had to leave the property and wealth behind, they will do so for the sake of being with Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam and being closer to Allah, and there will be people who will come out to this Harbor, who will wish that they'd be able to do the same thing. So our love for him could reach that level. And we should strive and make that our goal that it shouldn't reach that level. Why would it reach that level? How can we reach that level, we don't have him around the salon to you, it was silly. We don't have the physical blessing. That's why in
the Hadith that I quoted in the beginning, the prophet pointed to a path that all of us can take towards his love. We don't have the physical plussing the hair and the widow of the Prophet that is gone.
So it's a secondary path. But all of us have the same path available to the companions, which is obey the Prophet, and you will love him more. Follow the prophet and you will love him more and he will love you in return. Imagine him imagine him as your guide, who is leading you to Allah subhanho wa Taala, but except the Prophet, and if you look at this man, whose love of Allah subhanho wa Taala had mixed with his blood and bones, who had given all of his life for Allah subhanho wa Taala and given all of his life to ensure that those who follow Him will be saved from Hellfire, and they would enter heaven. He had done all of that, to save you.
You will naturally love him. If you know how much Allah subhana wa Taala loves him.
You know how much Allah Subhana Allah loves him, it doesn't call him by his name in the Quran.
Only by a title except once, right? So that just to affirm that it is Mohammed that he is speaking about civil lawyers in them, but the rest, he calls him by a title he honors him by a title he moves so he calls them by their names. When it comes to Amazon, he suddenly calls him by a title. No one had approximated or came close to how Allah subhanho wa Taala loves Mohammed Salah lo ru it was in them. So the Creator of the heavens loves him so much. If you love Allah, you will note in loving the prophets, Allah, Allah, Allah you and he was in them.
And if you have that naturally, if you have that, naturally, you will say, if he has done something, I want to do it.
I want to do it, you will not he will stop asking, by the way, is this an obligation or sooner? We will stop asking it when we truly love him. If he has done it, I want to do it. Ask about whether it's obligation or sooner or later. I want to follow him. That's my intention. I want to follow him.
If he didn't do something, you wouldn't say how old is it? If he didn't do it, I'm not going to do it. That's how I'm committed to him. So a lot of it was to know.
And that is how we can demonstrate our love for him.
Love for the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam inspires us to be good people every day. Good people with our families with our wives and children inspires us to be better neighbors.
Better employers and employees better humans in general. That's how you know how you love habits have allowed a listener?
So let us take this as an opportunity for us to keep visiting, visiting our hearts and keep visiting our habits and our lives to see. Do we love him? What do we love? And is our love deep enough that when we meet him sallallahu alayhi wa sallam we can drink from his pool. And he'd smile in our face and we would smile back as true followers. Hundreds of Allahu Allahu alayhi wa sallam.
Let's ask Allah subhana wa Taala to make us among those or Allah Who asked you to be of those who have the profits along so a lot of us in them longs to meet and make us of those who want to meet him. Allah make us of those whom the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam loves, and make us of those who love him back. Allah make the love of the prophets of Allah Allah Allah who said them in our hearts, greater than the love for ourselves and our families and our wealth. While I make us of those who express the love of the Prophet Sall Allahu Allah you it will send them in all aspects of their lives, and to teach that love to our children and families and neighbors will make that love
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