The Believers are Brothers – The Unity Binding the Ummah
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Okay, so our topic today is about brotherhood.
And it is a topic that I can't say better than what she what he just said is that it's one of the topics that we are in incredible need of, and it is one that should be focused on. And there's a lot to be said about it. Allah subhanho wa Taala he says, and sort of the majority in meno and Allah Subhana Allah says, In NAMA, verily, the believers are only brothers, there are only brothers meaning the only quality if you're to define the relationship of the believers. It is that of brotherhood. And so what does brotherhood look like? What are the rights of brotherhood? And how can we achieve brotherhood? What are some steps that we can use to achieve brother that's the job of
Anna what I'll be talking about today.
And so beginning with the,
the concept of brotherhood Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam created an experiment in brotherhood that had never before been seen. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he comes in he creates this aha he comes in he creates this, these these relationships of brotherhood between the Mohiuddin and the unsought
and dramatic nerf reports as a Buhari and Muslim
record, that when he arrived in Medina, and he is from the MaHA Jadine, he's from Quraysh Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam created a bond of brotherhood between him and sad in the Robin, and sad demeanor Libya is from the unsought. Now you have this refugee community that's coming with nothing and many of them left their wealth and they left everything behind another coming into Medina. And they're literally to start from scratch. And so so I didn't,
he presents this incident that's famous. He says to Abdurrahman, me, oh, this person who has now become his brother in Islam. He says to him, this is my wealth.
I'm offering you half of it.
And these are my two wives.
Whichever one is more pleasing to you. Let me know and I will divorce her and after her is over, you can marry her.
That is the level of brotherhood that was being shared between them. Oh, hygiene and young sock.
So Abdul Rahman, MD Oh, he says, famously, Barack Allahu Allah, Kofi Madico adic. May Allah bless you in your wealth, and in your family, do Lenny Allah spoke
directly to the marketplace?
I don't want any of your wealth. And may Allah bless your family, not interested in either to show me where the marketplaces and little sort of lost and undermine yourself within a number of days, he's buying and selling in the marketplace to the point where he becomes he gets some income and Rasulullah sallallahu SMCs him a number of days later, and he has some he has some. He's dressed in a way and indicative of something having happened in the province of Elijah and I've said to him what happened and he said, I autosomal ly got married.
The point here is people now they might ask and say, Man, where are the brothers likes it? You know, we're better.
Guys, we'll split half of your wealth with you and hook you up. Where are those types of brothers?
And the answer to that is those brothers are gone. With the times just like Saudi middle Libya is gone. And just like Abdullah might have now if his god
meaning if the brothers who had split half of their wealth you are gone, then also the brothers who would not take anything from you and instead depend on their own. You know, Shabbat He has a beautiful story that he tells about chef a little money when he met chef a little money. So beautiful story. I'll share it with you here. He says he's a young man, a teenager at one point in time and he had but it's a beautiful lesson, especially for those people who are getting married, share what he used to teach it in his class called full of love. And he says that he used to read that Chef had in mind to use the he had an essay about kissing the hands of scholars and that it's
something that a person should do.
And so what it said that it wasn't his culture growing up in Saudi for people to kiss the hands of scholars. They didn't do that kissing the hands. It's a very shiny thing.
But when he met chef, a little bunny, who lived with
Most of his life in Syria, when he met chef, a little bunny as a teenager, he reached out his hand to grab him and to kiss his hand. And to his surprise, yes, I did find he pulled his hand back.
And he said to him, he said, I don't even come from that culture of kissing hands. I only did it because I read your essay where you said this, this, this, this and that. That's what people should do. And so he said, he had a little man, he then said to him, and he said,
in a shammy accent, he said, I'm not going to do it, because I can't do it. But he said, you do what you're supposed to do. And I do what I'm supposed to do. Ie you as a student of knowledge, you're supposed to show utmost reverence to the scholars. But the scholar is supposed to do what the scholar is supposed to be humble and refuse these types of tokens of love and praise.
Equilibrium happens when both sides do what they're supposed to do. That is how abuse is prevented. So Seidner Libya, is supposed to showcase incredible hospitality and generosity, to the refugee companion Abdul Rahman himself, but that hospitality is supposed to be met with the dignity of Abdurrahman himself, when one side shows hospitality and the other side shows dignity, you have the Society of Medina, but when one side shows incredible hospitality, and the other side shows consistent abuse of the hospitality, then you end up in the state where we're in now. That's why it's panela. Even though Islam talks so much, for example, about hospitality, and the and the value
of, of hosting guests, Islam also talks so much about the etiquette of being a guest, how you walk, how you sit, how long your duration should be why, so that that equilibrium can exist. If it's a husband and a wife, both sides do what they're supposed to do, then that equilibrium will happen in a society, both sides do what they what they're supposed to do, if both sides focus on what they're supposed to do, then you're able to create that balance, that little habit of the law and home experience. And so, in any case, Allah Subhana Allah, He praises the believers for their brotherhood. Allah Subhana Allah to Allah mentions that this is a gift from him. Allah says, Yeah,
you will live you know, I'm going to talk to Allah Hapa to Patty Willa to Moton, ALA and to Muslim moon and salt I'm Ron verse 102 to 103. He says, Oh you who believe your Allah as he deserves to be feared and do not die except upon Islam. Watterson will be heavily Lehi, Jamie and hold fast to the rope of Allah Subhana Allah Allah for Rocco and do not differ amongst yourselves with guru namah to Allah I am and remember the favor of Allah subhana wa Tada Allah calls it a favor of Allah upon them is going to adapt that you were enemies for ltfrb Nakuru become and so Allah Subhana Allah Allah United your hearts first baton being at Murthy f1. And so by the blessing of Allah Allah mentioned
that twice here number one the favor of Allah and number two the blessing of Allah that you are brothers will consume Allah Shiva 40 million naira from Gaza caminha and you are upon an edge of the hellfire and Allah subhanho data save you from it because adequate you begin Hola Hola, como de la lagoon, the dune he says and it is as such that Allah subhanaw taala clarify for you his science and I look forward to doing that you be guided and Allah subhanaw taala addresses in a powerful versus sort of an unfiled verse 63 He says no and * them I feel oddity Jamie and Matt I love to be in a palooza him or Latin Allah, Allah, you know, Allah says if you own Muhammad were to spend everything
that is on earth, you will not be able to unite their hearts but Allah subhanho data united their hearts. You know, what that teaches us is that the unified unification of hearts is only something that ALLAH SubhanA data can do.
Allah is telling the prophets of Elijah said love that if you omit the person who's the most sincere the person who has the most integrity, the person who is the most kind and the most compassionate and Most Merciful, the person who has the most successful track record, if he were to have the resources of the world, he would have every public relations campaign he would have every every media outlet in the province, the light ascending would have every curriculum of every school, the province that Elijah Salem would not be able to solve the problem of differences amongst ourselves. But Allah Subhana Allah that is the one who unites people's hearts. And this is important to
remember, as we go out as Muslims in a country that is divided like the United States of America and you're trying to unite people's hearts, you're trying to create anti racism campaigns and you're trying to, to, to to create that which will unify a community or a society or a nation you have to recognize that only Allah subhanaw taala is able to do that. And so you cannot call people to the unity of man if they do not recognize the the Oneness of Allah subhana data who created them, the province of the light isn't and that's famously what Malcolm X realized, right? Is he
He wrote that letter and he said America needs to understand it's not because it is the one way to solve the race problem. It is the one religion that can actually solve the race problem. Why? Because Allah subhanho wa Taala is the one who unites people's hearts anyway. So what are some of the rights of brotherhood? The first rate of brotherhood that we'll mention is a hug wolf in law that a person loves each other for the sake of Allah. That's the first right
Rasulullah Salallahu idea of setting them says men have been the law wherever the law will apply the law woman or the law faculty, Stockman and Ema. He says, in the Hadith, his report about what that word he says Whoever loves for the sake of Allah, and hates for the sake of Allah, and gives for the sake of Allah and withholds for the sake of Allah, that person has completed their faith. A person who loves someone for the sake of Allah.
And a person who does not love someone above the law, dislikes or even hates for the sake of Allah, and gives for the sake of Allah and refrains from the sake of Allah. And these types of a hadith, they really become clear and moment in time, like we are in now, which is the crisis that is happening in philosophy and you see an entire Muslim world loving these people, not because they vent to follow stay in or not, because they have any blood relations with Philistine weeping over these people. But it is for Allah subhanaw taala it is Lila
and they show disavowal and enmity to everyone who tries to harm them not because their philosophy and not because they've ever been there not because they have relations that but it is for Allah subhana wa Tada and they give for Allah and they withhold I'm not going to McDonald's and Starbucks and whatever just whisper BDS and I'm not going there for the rest of my life.
Why? For Allah subhana wa Tada.
And that Rasul Allah, Allah Allah Allah, as the name says, is of the perfection of a person's faith, that you love someone across the world, but you only love them for ALLAH SubhanA data. And love for the sake of Allah is an incredibly powerful act of worship. So much so that we know the prophets of Allah as Adam said, people will be sitting on POCUS of light on the Day of Judgment they will be envied by the prophets and the martyrs. They are people who love each other for the sake of Allah. The Prophet sallallaahu, Selim says, and the famous Hadith of the seven were shaded on the day of Allah on the day where there is no shade except for the shade of Allah Rasulullah sallallahu. s&m
says to people who love each other for the sake of Allah, they were united upon that and separated by that, why is love for the sake of Allah, such a great act of worship, because we all naturally love for our own sake. We all naturally love for my sake, I place and everybody does this, they place themselves at the center of the universe. And then they love people based on how closely they orbit around them. So I love my parents very much they orbit around me very closely. I love my siblings very much. I love my family very much. I love my friends very much. I love my teachers very much. But the person who's at the center of all of my love is me. And so I love people based upon
how closely they orbit around me. And everybody naturally does the same thing. But when you love for the sake of Allah, you're actually removing yourself from the center. And you are loving someone based on not how closely they orbit around you, but how closely they orbit around Allah Subhana Allah, and that is much easier said than done. And so I love a brother so much.
And people say to you, like, have you ever? Like what has he ever done for you, you say nothing. But I love him so much, because he's always in the first row of the message. That's it. No, he's never done anything for me. I love that sister so much, not because of anything she's ever done for me, but because she's been teaching Quran in the community for 20 years. You love someone for the sake of Allah and not for your own sake. And that is an incredibly beloved act of worship to Allah subhanaw taala. And so that is one of the rights of brotherhood, that you love your brother for the sake of Allah. And there's a lot to be said about love for the sake of Allah but
part of you loving, it's not just loving your brothers like individuals, but it is also to love other programs and projects and communities for the sake of Allah. And that becomes challenging when you become invested in your own projects and your own programs and what have you sometimes you'll see about the people of Dawa, that they don't love for their brothers what they love for themselves.
Even though they're all working for the sake of Allah Subhana Allah You know, one time chef nice has had him at Hajj, have a little love to Allah. He came here a couple of months ago, Dr. Hatem and he used to be in Minneapolis before he was in Jersey where he is now. And I remember his, all of his time and energy was in being the
dean of academics for Muscat University,
the dean of academics for the English department of Muscat University in Minneapolis.
But he told the students there that he has and he had a lot of local students. He told them, he said, There is a project that we need to bring to Minneapolis.
He said we need to bring on McGraw to Minneapolis.
And so I remember we had never even heard of Minneapolis, I had no idea that there were Muslims in Minneapolis.
And so a bunch of he organizes a team and they reach out and we ended up doing a promo event in Minneapolis. And to our shock and amazement, 700 people attended this program. It was like me it should I did. But yeah, and Dr. Adam, and he came through and uh, but and she huge, huge events and a number of others. But I'll never forget a comment I was sitting in the back of shift had them. And he said something so profound. He said,
In My Munna jet in my private conversations with Allah subhanaw taala. I would ask Allah for this project to be successful, because I have no share in it.
He said I would ask ALLAH that this project be successful. Because I have no share in this project. It's not my organization. It's not my institution. It's not my university. It's not my message. It's not my dad, what project imagine that you love with all of your heart, that that other organization that other project be successful?
That is something that is rarer than you think in individuals, but that is part of loving for your brother, what you love for yourself, it is part of loving for Allah subhanaw taala because it's not about you winning, it's about Islam winning. And so I love for this program to be successful. I'd love for this project. I'd love for the Muslims to be successful wherever they are. So that's the first write the fright is loving of for Allah subhanaw taala. The second
of the rights of brotherhood is that a person
that a person removed from their heart, hatred and rancor, hatred and envy for any Muslim Rasulullah sallallahu do send me says let Abba Hado when at Adalberto Rasulullah sallallahu. s&m says do not hate one another. What At the Ortho and don't undercut one another. And don't take what Esther has to do and don't hate one another. We'll call her about the life line and be the servants of Allah subhanaw taala as brothers. And so the problem is still alive they send them describes brotherhood with these qualities that you don't hate one another, that you don't envy one another, that you don't turn your backs on one another Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi salam is encouraging these
beautiful attributes and envy
is an evil characteristic. Allah Subhana Allah says women shall be hassled in either hazard and from the evil of the envy or when they envy and the envier of the problems of hazard when you Does anybody. What is the definition of hazard? hazard is not that you that you want to have what that person has. That's not what hazard is. hazard is when you don't want that person to have what they have. In English, it's called being a hater. That is actually a better translation in my view of hesed than envy because envy, you might want to have what that person has, and you don't want them to know how but a hater just hates the fact that you have it? And has it the person who shows has
it, that person has a part of why it's such an evil.
Emotion, it's an evil feeling. It's an evil thought, it's an evil belief is because in reality, who are you disagreeing with? You are disagreeing with the parent with the one rather who decreed that that person have that blessing in the first place. And so when I don't want this person to have that success, or that happiness or that resource, or whatever it is,
I am showing disagreement with the decree of Allah Subhana Allah Allah is the One who decreed for that person to have that. And so who are you actually doing Mubarak, of who are you actually dueling with it's not with the person, but it's with Allah Subhana Allah and with his judgments and with this decree.
And so Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi salam says, Don't don't have enmity. And our scholars taught us that one of the ways that don't have envy don't have that hate towards the believers. And if a person does and a number one years taught to have that, to have that to make that dua Roberto Allah teach, I'd feel Colombina Zilla Lilina Avenue
do not make in our hearts, any hatred towards the believers.
Oh Allah I want my heart to be cleaned of any hatred, animosity, negative energy towards any believer
So we're taught to do that. The scholars also mentioned that one of the ways that a person can solve it is that if you ever feel that emotion bubbling up in that moment that you immediately make drought for that person
why is that person so beautiful? That's the feeling that I get immediately Oh Allah makes them even more beautiful
Why is this person so oh Allah make them even more successful or let make them even more wealthy? Oh Allah make them even more happy. Oh Allah make them right. Immediately you make more do out for them because you're due for your brother or sister in their absence is accepted. And if shaytaan realizes that hold on a second every time I cast has said into this person's heart, they're just gonna end up making the out for their brother and sister in law is gonna be like, You know what, let me let me fall back on this one.
Let me try to figure out something else. But that hasn't become suffocated. That hasn't become suffocated. And so Rasulullah sallallahu s&m says don't show envy towards one another. And you guys know the story of the province of allied s and then the authentic hadith, he told the Companions, a man from the people of gender is about to enter upon you. And Abdullah, the son of Ramadan at us. He says a man came in his hair was dripping he had just made will do. And he was carrying to sandals. And he was just a very regular guy. But the prophets have said this is a man from Jana, he's about to enter and that's the guy who entered the next day the prophets Allah Linus and it makes the same
statement. And same guy walks in and Abdullah watches and then the third day the prophets of Allah Islam says a man from the people of Janna is about to enter upon you. And the same guy walked in. And this time, I'm delighted that he said to him, Okay, I got to figure out what this guy's secret is. So he said,
I went up to him, and I said, me and my father had a quarrel. We had a problem. And I swore that I wasn't going to spend the night at his house for three days. So can I stay with you? Is that short? So anywhere, any state with the goal of watching what this guy do, he must have some crazy family, there must be some insane regimen of reciting the Quran. Maybe he goes in, he distributes charity at night to the poor, maybe maybe. So they go to sleep. And Abdullah is watching him like a hawk.
Watching him in the dark.
And he says all night, I'm watching him and there's nothing zero. In fact that he does less than normal. He did less than what everybody else did. Other than every time he would turn in his sleep, he would make the could of Allah subhanaw taala. Every time he would rotate in asleep, he makes it good of Allah. And then right before bed did he got up and he prayed a few times. And that was it. But it wasn't anything, anything interesting at all. So he thought to himself, maybe he had an off night. Maybe there was an off night. Okay, second night, same thing. Third night, same thing.
Nothing doesn't see anything of interest. And then finally, when he's his three days are up, he says to him, I gotta be honest with you. I didn't see anything. You know, I didn't have a problem with my my father. But I heard the promise of a lie to send them say three times they hear when people have done and I wanted to see what you did. And I gotta be honest with you, I didn't see anything.
And so the man said to me, he said, What you saw is what I have, I don't have anything else. There's nothing else. And so as he was leaving, he called him back and he said, Hold on, there is one more thing. He said every night, before I go to sleep, I empty my heart of any animosity, hatred, anything towards any Muslim.
And he said, that is what we're not able to do. He said, that's what it is. And that's what we're not able to do. The idea of every night cleaning your heart, so and so made fun of you. So I'm so insulted you so and so disrespected, do so and so
that you completely empty your heart.
You ask yourself the question, if by forgiving this person, Allah who would forgive me what I do it right, this man enters into Jannah not because he has a lot of acts of worship, but because he simply cleanses his heart every night from any animosity towards any Muslim.
And so one of the rights of brotherhood is that I personally try their best to not carry any grudges any, any of that negative energy towards any Muslim and of the rights
of Muslims towards one another. Is being sincere to one another, being sincere. And this is a very, very heavy one.
Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam he says in the Hadith I will rotate me my daddy. He says a dino masa. This religion is sincerity. Putting in the manual Ross Obama they said to who we are Rasulullah Cardella sincerely to Allah, what He Kitabi and to his book, Wali Rasul he and to His Prophet What are emitted Muslimeen and being sincere to the leaders of the Muslims when I met him and to their general population, that you'll be sincere to every Muslim what the sincerity to Muslims look like.
Tell me what does sincerity to Muslims look like? What do you that?
What does sincerity to Muslims look like?
Honestly, that you be honest and what?
Okay, so you're being sincere in your intention, but on honesty with regards to what? Yes.
Okay, so part of sincerity to Muslims is to spread this up, spread this around, okay? What else?
Giving them sincere advice? Okay, telling them the truth
actions. What do you mean?
What is what is the sincere person do for you?
What do they do when they're showing sincerity to you so sincerely and advice and spirited advice means that, number one, if I see you doing something, that's good, I encourage you in doing it, because I'm sincere to you, I want goodness for you. Or I'm always sharing good things with you. I'm always sharing good things with you because I'm sincere to you. So if there's something good that I know that you can take advantage of, I let you know about it, if there's an opportunity that you can benefit from, I let you know about it, right. I'm thinking of you. That's part of sincerity to you. Number two is that if I see you going wayward or doing something wrong, that I gently in the best
way, correct you
in a way that I think you'll benefit because I'm sincere to you. So that means that it doesn't have to come from me, but it can come from somebody else but I just want to make sure that you benefit and that you stop doing something that's wrong. Or that I do it privately because I'm sincere to you so I don't put you on blast online or even in person but I do it in a way
that is sincere because I want you to benefit
sincerity in wanting good for you every good for you. You know the Sahaba of the law on whom they showed incredible sincerity look at I want to share with you this story.
That a couple Ronnie mentions Judy living Abdullah Companion of the Prophet, Sybil lightyear syndrome, he sends a servant of his to go and buy a horse. And so Jared goes, his servant goes and buys the horse, he finds a horse that's very nice. And he continued to negotiate with the owner of the horse until he reached 300 little humps 300. So 300 silver coins.
he negotiates down all the way to 300 coins. And the horse was deserving of much more than that. But my man discernment is a great negotiator. And he brings it down to 300 they buy, it's a steal.
And he goes, and he's super excited that he's going to go back to God and let him know that he got the horse for 300
it's what we would call a hustler.
And so he goes back. And Jerry says to him, how much did you get it for? He said, 300
And then he goes back to the seller. And he says to him, this horse of yours.
I know you sold it for 300 but it actually deserves a lot more than that. He says How about I buy it from you instead of 300 that's really too low. You undersold it, actually, you should buy it, you should sell it for 500 The guy is ecstatic. 500 I'll take it. So he goes in, he gives them 200 more. And he actually said to him, what this horse deserves what I would love for you to have is actually 800 And so he gives them 100 And so he gives them 800 And then the servant boy says to him, he says to him, What is this? He was happy with 300 I negotiated down to 300 and you're coming back and you're giving him 800 And then he says to him Yagoona Yeah, oh, my son in nearby Otto Rasulullah
sallallahu Sallam at and most Haleakala Muslim, he says, I pledge allegiance to Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam to be sincere to every Muslim.
Now you understand, we all understand that if Muslims were sincere to each other, it would transform all of our relationships.
I can't tell you how many times and I'm sure you've all experienced this to all of us have experiences together. If you're a client, to a Muslim who's offering us service, the client is complaining.
And then if you want to hear the complaints of Muslim business owners or Muslim people who offer services, they'll tell you I don't take Muslim clients.
The Muslim clients feel taken advantage of by the Muslims who are offering services because once they start saying, oh here Habibi, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. You know that you're not going to get a good service, and Muslim can
I have Muslims who are offering services once they hear most of them client and once that client knows that they're Muslim, they start trying to negotiate a good price for themselves and steal and basically get their work for free. Right? This is the complete opposite attitude of the attitude of the sahaba. And that's why our results are the complete opposite results. That's why our results are the opposite results of the results of the Sahaba we are not sincere to one another. That's what sincerity looked like. You know,
that sincerity and love existed until very recently, so we want to fall asleep. Last Panatela Freeit
one of the trips recently in codes, there's a famous kunafa place it's called Jaffa sweets.
And I had went the first time that I went I went with a brother from Ohio, who is from Alpert's, he grew up in quotes and he lives in Ohio now so he took me to Jaffa sweets for the first time and we're sitting down in a nice it's beautiful, he's he's reminiscing about everything about growing up in that city.
And so he we sit down at Jaffa sweets and he looks and he's shocked that there's a refrigerator selling drinks. He says Subhanallah this is new growing up they never used to have a refrigerator selling sweets.
I said what did they have before? He said no if you want a drinks, they used to just sell the sweets if you want to drinks the drinks were like across the street or next door. I mean, it's very tight. Everything's next door but he said it was like you just take a few steps and and I said, you know, that's what I heard about the Muslim markets before.
Like I couldn't imagine that to be true because that's what I heard about the Muslims. You know, Shafilea Muhammad Salim mentions, the scholar of Medina, Rahim Allah. He mentioned that the marketplace of Medina used to be like that, where you'd have a guy selling tea.
And he would sell you tea. Now for tea, you can't just drink the tea without sugar. So you say to him, why don't you so the sugar too? And he say no, my it is because the tea, if you want sugar, go next door, he's selling sugar. I want my brother to have it as well.
And so business 101 Is sell the sugar also. And you know, just complete the supply chain. That's what we learned.
But the Muslim
principle ethos is to love for your brother, what you love for yourself, I want my brother to have it as well. I'm not going to buy out everything in the marketplace that I can buy out and who cares how they, you know, compete or whether they're able to compete or what have you, you know.
And so loving for your brother, what you love for yourself and being sincere in your dealings with your Muslim brother and sister.
If you know that this is a good product that you pay what's fair because I love for them to be successful. I think that one of the things, you know we have that very famous debate about halal meat, obviously. And you have the people who don't eat Chick fil A, you have the people sorry, you have the people who eat Chick fil A, and you have the people who wish they could eat Chick fil A, those are the two. Those are the two camps.
And it's a debate that's just about fix, right. But I honestly think that one of the things that at least for me that all of this Philistine incident has has made crystal clear is that we should invest our money with people who love us
and people who will support us. And so at the end of the day, whether or not I believe halal meat is this or that or whether I can eat this or that. At the end of the day, I believe truly that for me to go and spend with Muslim shopkeepers, Muslim markets, Muslim restaurants, Muslim, this Muslim that at the end of the day, I will feel like that money that I am spending is building up my brothers and sisters. And that by me building up my brothers and sisters, you're building up a stronger Muslim community by building up a stronger Muslim community and building up a stronger online instead of me spending my money elsewhere and then worrying worrying about boycotting it and
worrying about where they're spending their dollars when there is no who are there. And so spending money where I have a whole wet and developing that. In any case, one of the rights and this is a big right of the Muslims is covered how our AGM is that you try your best to help them in their causes of neat Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says manifest meaning corbetta men could be dunya Knotfest Allah and who quarterbacks and when Kota Viola piano, that whoever Nafisa you know Nafisa means to relief, but it's never snuffers literally means to breathe. And so enough for us, it's like you're, you're allowing for this person to exhale, this person is so constricted, they're being
suffocated by a problem. And here you are coming, and you're allowing for them to breathe, you are solving that problem for them or you're relieving them of some of that problem. So sobre la salida syndrome says manifest meaning corbetta mikroBUS dunya
Whoever brings that relief for a believer in the dunya Allah subhanaw taala will bring for them relief on the day of judgment.
And he says, and whoever brings masala Muslim and cetera hola for dunya with Astra and whoever conceals the faults of a believer Allah subhanaw taala will conceal their faults in the dunya and akhira. And he says, women were in Allah if you only have to kind of have to fit only Fe and Allah is in the service of his slave as long as that slave is in the service of his brother.
So as long as you are in the service of your brother, ALLAH SubhanA dat is in your service, and a third Bharani mentioned and that Hakim and others they mentioned a beautiful story of Ibn Abbas ibn Ibis we know who had been our buses, he's the companion of the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam, who is the greatest professor of the Quran. And even Abbas was making a tick off in MSG, the Naboo E, so tick off last two nights of Ramadan, it is one of the I mean, if you were to make a decaf in Ramadan, in the midst of that love week, you'd be telling people about that the rest of your life about the Ramadan that you made that tick off in the midst of the Naboo. He's making Atticus there
and a man comes, who has a need,
a man comes, he has an issue. And so even at bus leaves with the message it he says,
he leaves with the man to go and try to help resolve that issue for the person. So the man when even our bus leaves the message it he says to him, even Abbas Hold on a second. I think you've forgotten what you're doing. I mean, I don't want you to forget your take off, you can't leave the missed it. So you've been ambassador, the ALLAH and he said to him, I heard the flahive of this grief, I heard the companion of this grief say that man machete hatchet Leu a bit of a fear. He says that whoever goes in the path of this brother kind of fail, and oh my gosh, I should just need that whoever goes with his brother
to solve an issue. It is better for them than to make the actigraph for 10 years.
For me to go with my brother to this agency and try to help them get their affairs sorted for me to go and help with this errand for me to go and help try to solve this problem for me to go and help to reconcile families together or what have you. This is more beloved to Allah subhanaw taala, then aitikaf in the last 10 nights of Ramadan for 10 years.
This is the greatness of a hula. You know, one time
it was Ramadan here at click. And it was the last 10 nights. And we had a guest conductor for Hannah Abdulaziz. And he came and I don't remember what he did. I have no idea. It was like the I'm a little maybe you're or a program or something like that for Hans my guy. So I, I am driving him back to ah, last 10 nights of Ramadan, I have to drive him back. It's like 3am or something like that it's prime to add your time. To my surprise show, he jumped in the car and he's coming with us. Like you're the Imam of the masjid like you have a million things to do. So we jumped in the car and he drives with us to age.
And he said something that I didn't forget, he probably forgot this entire episode. But he said, I can't think of a better act of worship that I can do, then to be with you on this trip to the airport. He's saying that's a doctor for hon, I'm just the third wheel, I'm awkward. But he says I couldn't think of a better act of worship to do than to be with you on this trip to the airport. Right? That idea of being in the service of your brother, even in profound moments like the last two nights of Ramadan, the last third of the night in Ramadan. Even Ambassador de Lyonne who's showing us that just to show you the gravity and the greatness of love for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala.
Anyway, I mean this this is a topic that a lot can be said about and I'm afraid that we're already going over so let me just wrap this up in Charlotte, Donna with
with one of the great rights of your brother. And that is or the rights of brotherhood is a set
is to conceal their faults is to conceal their faults.
If you love for your brother, what you love for yourself, there's nobody who loves for their faults to be exposed.
There's nobody who loves for their shortcomings to be made public
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says,
Woman Cetara Muslim and Cetara hula of Indianola that whoever conceals the faults of a believer, Allah Subhana Allah to Allah will conceal their faults in the dunya
and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi salam he says in the Hadith, this report about who that who then Ahmed and others, he says, Yeah, I'm not sure I'm an arm and abidi son he What am I what am I absolutely man acaba.
He says La Mancha. He says, oh a community that has believed with their tongues, but a man has not entered into their hearts, let of taboo Muslims do not back by the Muslims while at the top of our team and do not seek after their faults for in the home intercept bow to him, because whoever seeks out the faults of the Muslims, Allahu Allah, Allah Subhana Allah will seek out their faults and whoever Allah Subhana Allah seeks out their faults. You have bajo fijo V Beatty, Allah subhanho data will expose them, even if it is the most private quarters of their house.
Don't seek out people's faults. Don't spy on people don't seek to expose people don't you know, monitor that glee that might come and pop up in a person's heart just because there's some tea to be spread around. There's no new drama usually it's happening in Dallas anyway. But the usually there's there's something happening somewhere most of the times in Dallas but
Allah Subhana Allah protect us and but the point here is that, that that that happiness, right that's, that's not healthy. That's not supposed to happen. person should feel like I want my brothers and sisters to be concealed. I would not love that for myself. And I wouldn't love it for my brother and sister. Allah subhana died as a city, Allah subhanaw taala is the one who loves concealment, and he is the concealer, ALLAH SubhanA data conceals our false and if anybody is false or to be exposed, anybody's false to be exposed,
we wouldn't be able to sit with one another. But it is from the beauty of Allah Subhana Allah that he conceals our faults.
What is the path to brotherhood? I'll end with this inshallah Tada, the path of the Brotherhood is
I mentioned maybe one or two things. Number one is that a person returns back to the character of
the Quran and Sunnah of the Prophet symbol by this and that a person seeks to implement these characteristics. These are characteristics that we read about we know about, but we don't implement. And if we do implement them, when we implement them very weakly to the point where the dosage does not actually cure us, we need to up the dose we need to.
We need to strengthen our resolve and to try to show more sincerity, more hospitality, more kindness, more forgiveness, more mercy, more concealment of one another, protecting ourselves better being in each other's service better.
And then number two, after implementation, the next is to simply revive and talk about an encourage and call to write. Like she had mentioned, these things are not discussed as much. They might seem to be very, very basic, but they're actually very, very fundamental. It's not basic, it's fundamental. And you can't build a foundation without the fundamentals. And so number one is seeking to implement and number two is seeking to remind and call and talk about that ALLAH SubhanA data grants for us, a brotherhood that he loves and a sisterhood that he loves, will solve a lot. So in the hamadryas, IPCC McCarthy Era, so