The Spirit of Sacrifice
Channel: Ammar Alshukry
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All praise is due to Allah. We seek His guidance and his forgiveness and we seek refuge in Allah from the evil of ourselves and the whispering of our desires, whom Allah guides no one can misguide and whom he allows to be misled. No one can guide and I bear witness that there is nothing worthy of worship except Allah alone, having no partners and that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is his slave and His messenger and his perfect worshiper.
And behind a Muslim both report that a man came to Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, and he was in need.
And the Prophet sallallahu Sallam
then went to his house to try to find food for this man. The man had come and said in the motherhood.
And the province of Elijah is setting them looked for food for this man in his house.
And one of his wives said, well, lady, Bertha will help by the one who sent you by the truth or the one who sent you with the truth. I have nothing in my house except for water.
The pantry is empty, the fridge is empty, there is nothing there except for water.
And so the province is on the line and setting them goes to his next house.
And his wife says by the one who sent you with the truth, I have nothing except for water.
The province level mining system goes to his next house and every single wife of the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam is saying the same thing. The only thing that I have I don't have a few dates that I can give this man
we don't have anything except for water. And so the province of Elijah said it um then goes back to the message after having gone to each one of his houses and he said May you leave who had that who is going to host this person.
I will tell how long somebody says I will own messenger Allah. I will own messenger of Allah and so I will tell how that goes. And I will not how was one of the wealthier people in Medina.
He goes back to his house, and he tells his wife Accademy by four Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam he says
Honor the guest of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam even though the duty of hosting has transferred from the province of Elijah, send them to Abu Taha, you see the beautiful edip and love that this habit of the lion whom had and the reverence that they had for the province, the lighthouse. And even if I'm the one who is hosting, honor the guest of Rasulullah, sallallahu alayhi salam. And so I will talk to his wife says, I have no food, except for the food for my children. I just have supper for the kids. That's all I got. I don't even have food for us, I just have dinner for the kids.
And so I will tell her says to her,
occupied the kids.
And then when they get sleepy, put them to sleep or either Aradia Aisha For now we meet him, if they want food, then cooks them until they go to sleep.
What we Suraj and turn off the lights.
So that the guest when he comes, he doesn't feel like we are giving him all that we have, he doesn't see what we have, and we'll sit with him. And we will pretend to eat
so that the guest doesn't feel like he's obliging them or being a burden on them.
And so they do. And the next day, he goes to Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, and the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says, Allah was amazed at what you did yesterday
with your guest.
This action of Avatar, Helen, Saudi,
is something that manifested the spirits of sacrifice that the Sahaba called the lion whom had
and this is one example of many examples of the the sacrifice that the Sahaba of the lion who carried the love that they had for each other, the brotherhood that they had for each other
of the lessons from this hadith is that sacrifice of the lessons is their lack of showing favour to their guests, I'm going to turn off the light so that my guest doesn't feel like I'm a bother to the host, that I am not showing that I am this guest is a burden to me, then I'm going out of my way. Look at what I'm doing for you, Oh, guess look at all of the things that I've done for you that men know, they're actually trying to show the guests that they are that they're incredibly light in their presence. And also
of the beautiful manifestations that this habit of the Align whom had of sacrifice for each other.
The examples are many but one of them of course, is one that we've all heard of Dr. Medina Alfred the Allah and who, when he arrives in Medina for the first time,
and Allah Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam because they need more hygiene on onslaught, the province little light is in them had created the spirit of brotherhood between them, oh, hygiene and neon sock.
And so Saudi Arabia, who is the brother of Abdullah Ahmad him to Oh, but he's from Medina, and now he's welcoming this brother of his who's coming from Makkah. And you know, the example. So I didn't know Robbie, I said, this is my wife.
You can have half of it.
And then he says, These are my two wives.
Whichever one you want, that is the one that I will divorce and you can marry her later.
incredible example of sacrifice, incredible. Even for us, it's difficult to even imagine that level of sacrifice and yet on the flip side of sacrifice,
because when we talk about sacrifice something important as well, you know, in any relationship, in any relationship, for equilibrium to exist, there has to be balanced for balance to exist. There has to be both sides doing what they're supposed to do.
And so on one side you have Saudi Arabia showcasing this the sacrifice that Allah subhanaw taala loves and praises the unsought for when Ludhiana toboa odontoid Eman and cubberly him up bounnam and Hydra aim. What are you doing if you salute him hydatid me my aiuto Sirona Allah unforeseen Willow gotta be in Kasasa Allah Subhana Allah praises the onslaught for welcoming them hygiene into the city and for for sacrificing even at their own expense when they have need for things. But on the other hand, you have the greatness of them will hygiene as well. And so dramatic mouth doesn't sit down and say Well, thank you, I'll just take half of your wealth.
I'll just accept your welfare of that I might even your oath shows dignity that makes a person who sacrifices not feel like they've been taken advantage of. So I've got I might have no access to him. BarakAllahu li Kofi Madico Alec, may Allah subhana
All right to Allah bless your wealth and your family. And if Saudi Arabia is going to become famous for 1000 years, because of his example of sacrifice, that I'm gonna remind him their oath is going to meet that example of sacrifice was an example of dignity. And he said, do linear soup to show me where the marketplaces
I'm gonna build myself up.
I'll stand on my own two feet to show me where the marketplace is, I don't need a handout
to show me where the marketplace is, and I'll be fine. And it wasn't long before that I might even have got married in Medina on his own. But that is when that equilibrium happens when those who sacrifice sacrifice, but at the same time, those who are assisted by sacrifice don't take advantage of the generosity of those around them. And so, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
he teaches us of the greatness of sacrifice.
There was a companion who was riding on a mount.
And he was looking to the right and to the left, he was in need, even though he was riding on a mountain. And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says,
Magana ma who for Bouverie
failure would be here, I'm in love Allah, Allah, the Prophet salaallah alayhi salam says, Whoever has a mount,
then whoever has an extra mount, then let them give it to the one who doesn't have a mount.
The prophets of Allah Islam is so amazing in his emotional intelligence, because there is a man who inspired his statement who has a mount, but he's in need. And so the prophets of Allah they sent him gives an example of something that will not make him feel embarrassed.
So Rasulullah sallallahu send them uses the example of a mount even though he has a mount. So then people are looking, who is he talking about? Well, this guy has a mount so he couldn't be it. And so the province of Elijah said them says, Whoever has a mount that let them give to those who doesn't have a mount.
And Mr. Adel, who did he says that Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam continue to mention he says, hola, hola. Hola. Hola. Hola, hola and Canada who follows addin? He says four year old be here Allah may Allah Azza de la for the government of snuff in Mad Hatter? No Hola. Happily, I had a min NaVi for the province of Allah, they send them continued to mention and whoever has this, and let me give it to those who don't have and whoever has extra this, then let him give it to those who don't have. And so I was ready to hold that he said he kept mentioning different categories of wealth, until we thought that a person does not have any right to a surplus in anything.
If I have excess food, then I should give it to those who don't have food. And if I have access well, that I should spend it on those who don't have. And the problem is Allah Allah, Allah has said it I mentioned different categories of wealth, the idea of giving,
when I have more than enough for myself, to those who have less.
And something that is mentioned by psychologists about giving,
beyond the religious literature about giving, is that the freeing thing about giving is that you are telling yourself that you have enough
the first person to benefit from South Africa is you. We know that Islamically but even psychologically that when you give you are telling yourself I'm okay, I have enough
especially as we enter into the season that we're entering the holiday season and it's consumer culture, and it's Black Friday around the corner and it's buying a lot of things that a person tells themselves I have enough by giving sadaqa even if you're increasing your purchases that you increase in yourself as well. The province of Allah Allah said let me says in the Hadith, it's reported by a boy it and Muslim but I'm listening gassy. selasa Otama selasa caffeine orba. He says that the food of two is enough for three and the food of three is enough for four. And the province of Allah they send them says in the hadith of Jabba which is reported by Muslim, he says to Ahmed who I didn't
feel his name, or I'm listening to Phil autobio automall autobiography samanya. The province of Allah is said there says that the fruit of two is enough for four in this food of four is enough for ate, the fruit of one is enough for two and the fruit of two is enough for four and the two are for the fruit of four is enough for eight. Now these are a hadith that we've heard before. But again, the question then becomes is, do I practice this at all? It's almost like our culture is the complete opposite. And that is that we order we're two people and we order food for four people. And we're two and the promise of Elijah cinnamon saying no, it's the opposite. The food of
or the food of two people is enough for four people that a person shares
that a person
gives. And of course, the health benefits of this are many person eats less. One of the major causes, obviously of of disease for us is obesity, the problems that come with eating too much. And these are problems of extravagance and these are problems of surplus. And so in increasing in our sacrifice increasing and benefiting each other, always thinking of the other person. The province of Elijah send them says in the Hadith as reported by Abu Musab Ashanti.
He says that an usher at either ormolu felucca zu he says that if the Ushahidi and an Abu Musa was from that tribe, he said it and so he's the one narrating to this hadith the Prophet SAW Selim is praising this tribe from Yemen. And he says that they either have microphylla zoo that if they have want and need in battle, or their children have less in Medina, if they're running out of supplies, if they're running out of resources, or they're running out of food in Medina, what do they do?
And these concepts are very nice to hear about.
But they become very difficult to practice. But when they would find want and need, what they would do was they would gather a cloak, and they'd spread it.
And everybody would come and put whatever they had a food and they would put it on the cloak. Everybody would put it together. And then they would distributed amongst each other, be Surya all equal together. And so the province of Allah, Allah who sent it to me says, For whom money or enemy No, he says I am from them, and they are from you.
When there is a lack, that is when our show becomes very, very powerful. I want you to think back to the beginning of COVID. And everything that people stored, we were storing toilet paper, and we were storing all sorts of supplies. That's because of sugar. That's because of greed. We're not talking about that. We're not even aiming for that that's a very high level for a person with you don't either and Fujimoto kind of be Masasa it's very high when you sacrifice for yourself even when you have need but we are just encouraging and reminding ourselves to give from the surplus that we have
to not give from the need that we have but to constantly give from the surplus that we have the province of Elijah send them of course we'd given surplus and he would give in neat and so it'd be say the hooded he relates
or actually this hadith of Sati besides the Allah and when he says a name right enjoy it. The Nabi SallAllahu sallam, a woman came to the province of Elijah Sydenham and she had she had made a Buddha she had made a garment a cloak for the province of Allah they said lemon he was in need of it.
He was in need of a cloak. And so this woman she came sort of pseudo loss and Elijah said love and she said I made this with my own two hands for you to wear jasola And so the province of a lot is send them accepted it from her and then he wore it and um, the first day he walked out with it. I want you to think about when you buy a new garment, you buy a new jacket, you buy new shoes, you buy a new whatever it is and you go out on that first day when everyone mashallah, what a nice jacket, what a nice shoes, and especially if it's something that you needed. We're not even talking about fashion, we're talking about function.
And on the first outing, there's a man amongst everybody who's saying what they're saying of the cloak of the prophesy, send them he says,
Give it to me out of Salalah
How beautiful is it? Give it to me out of Salalah so the prophets, Allah lightsome says Now, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam goes and he sits down, he takes it off, he folds it and he gives it to the man. Man is happy
Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam leaves sahab are furious.
They say to him, I sent you you did you didn't do well.
You knew the province of Allah they sent him needed it. And you knew he doesn't say no. You got to be careful with people who don't say no. Like if someone doesn't have a mechanism in their generosity to say no then you're the one who's supposed to exercise caution.
Thou was a mistake if you had Diallo and Hosanna helicoptering them to do anomala to Allahu Elijah the home with the Hyundai Lenka Anika Tata. Yeah, hola the antasari fellow who either lemmya fika for halal or he legit. They be legit. They pay for your tequila Hassan, he says. He says he's praising a generous man. He says that he's gotten so used to extending his hand that if he tries to clench them, he doesn't even have the muscle memory limit to gebouw anomala his fingers won't even respond until he says and if the only thing that he had in his palm was his own soul, he would give it so let the one who's asking him fear Allah. In any case, they say to him, or Sue la sala de Salam
was in need of it. And you knew that he doesn't say no. And so he said, By Allah I didn't take it because I want to wear it.
I remember not even taking
Because I want to wear it I want this cloak so that it couldn't be my shroud when I die.
And so aside the sad, sad inside he says that it was his shroud. It was his shroud.
The Prophet sallallahu sallam was the least concerned with the dunya and the prophets Allah light SLM, taught the Sahaba a spirit of sacrifice. Allah says Linton Allah, Allah Hatha, Twinfield Kuma to hipbone, you will not attain righteousness, until you give from what you love. Something beautiful that I remember one brother once told me years ago, that of the habits that he would do every Ramadan with his kids, is that every year they sit down, and they all pick one of their favorite items of clothes. And that would be the thing that they give away.
They pick what they love, and they learn to give it away. We ask Allah azza wa jal to give us from His Generosity they make us of those who are generous and to make us so people have a thought or Kumasi, Metro Mr. Pharaoh Bollywood
Hamdi la sala salam ala Rasulillah.
What I'd like to conclude with is,
is sacrifice something that's beloved to Allah Subhana Allah Absolutely. The amount mentioned, there's some levels of sacrifice that are forbidden, there's some levels of sacrifice that are mcru, there's some levels of sacrifice that are mobile, and there's some levels of sacrifice, or manifestations of sacrifice that are recommended. So what is the Mikado of the forbidden the forbidden is when a person sacrifices that which they are obligated to do religiously. So I have water.
And I need to make will do.
And I say to somebody to the next to me, no, you have the water, sir. I don't need it. I'll just make them know you have water. And so because you have water you're obligated to make will do. He doesn't have water. So he's allowed to make them. But I don't pass over what I have access to. So they mentioned that with regards to forbidden sacrifice, then they mentioned sacrifice that is mcru. It is disliked. And that is when a person offers up what is recommended religiously. So you have for example I have I'm I'm I'm in the first row,
I'm in the first row, and then I decide to the person behind my say no, no, you come you come to the front, I'll just go to the second row. So now you've opted out. And what is more rewarded with ALLAH SubhanA Tada. And so the scholars say you don't do that. If I am put in a position where I that I deserve, where I am to be rewarded by Allah subhanaw taala more like being in the first row, then I don't opt out of that for anybody unless they say, unless it is a scenario where you're going to cause harm. So I'm in the first row, and behind me is my dad, and my dad is going to be upset that I didn't let him come into the first row, right or someone of that where it's going to cause feelings
to be harmed or hurt or what have you, then they say there's no problem with that. So that's the second where it's it's mcru hits disliked. Then you have the third with difference of opinion. Some scholars consider it to be macro and some don't. Then the third is where it's MOBA. And that's your general. No, you go ahead of me in line, if I things with regards to the dunya. Basically, as you notice the macro and the Haram are both with regards to the deen as for sacrificing for the dunya it generally falls under the category of MOBA it's permissible, or it's recommended if a person is doing it for a virtuous reason, like the examples that we've seen with regards to the Sahaba of the
law and home. So we ask Allah Azza to make us of people who love to seek Allah Subhana Allah is pleasure. We ask Allah to make us of those who the dunya is insignificant in their eyes in seeking the Hereafter. And we ask Allah azza wa jal to make the best of our deeds, our last deeds in the best of our moments the day that we meet him, Allah Hi, my name is Erica general Makabe Harman Kardon Rahman, when they're only becoming a narrow macro, but they haven't called him IML Allahu mattina fusina Taqwa they had to him as a QA until you hum hola hola I'm not similar nomenclature to come out to who will be he been in Arena Massey I think. I mean, I think I'm actually gonna be
gender check. Immediately. Okay, no matter who you know, we had enormous ly with dunya Montana Allah who maybe are smart enough or sliding Okowa tuna pizza and I was always having was I thought in Ireland and Vamana Bahama Island and Adana. But as a German citizen fe de Nina, what am I doing Aquila? Hamina. Well, I'm a blogger in Meena wala, in a Nerima Sirona wedge Allah Jannetty here Dora nebula Miguel mandala him in their humble Mata Mata Baroness A LITTLE WHILE bear market model beone. So the era was sort of a lie they said no hammer to Comilla so Article Nine