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salatu salam ala Sayidina Muhammad wa ala early he was having h nine or praises to Allah and may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and upon all those who follow His righteous footsteps who follow his way he should know his methodology and his creed until the last day. Respected brothers and sisters in Assam respected guests a Solomonic Kumara Allahu barakato
Today's topic is entitled moderation in worship, moderation in worship. Mmm now we Rahim Allah, Allah in his book riobel sila hain. After the chapter on the many ways of doing good he included this heading or this chapter, which he has entitled Babylon Philip decide the part that is the chapter pertaining to moderation when it comes to worship, moderation when it comes to worship a very important topic, which also also shows the wisdom of Amendment No we and and in his selection of the topics for his book. Now,
the reason why mmm No, he has mentioned this topic, after mentioning the Hadith, the prophetic traditions, and of course, the verses regarding the many ways of doing good, he mentions it here because yes, there are many ways of doing good, there are many acts of worship, but it's so it's very important to keep in mind
that these acts of worship, or when worshiping Allah Subhana Allah, we worship Him in a moderate way. And today we're going to identify or define what moderation is from an Islamic perspective.
Now being moderate,
and the word here is a facade
as you're as used by him knowing, being moderate means to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala
in between two extremes. So you could go to either extreme in when it comes to acts of worship, you could be very excessive in acts of worship and worshipping Allah subhanho wa Taala. And this is known as Hulu and Hulu
That this is one extreme. The other extreme is what's known as a free and a free it means to be extremely mild in your acts of worship, or having a very lackadaisical or very compromising position when it comes to the acts of worship. So in Islam, various know if fraud, which means there is no there is to be no extremism.
And when it comes to acts of worshipping, going to extremes, and we'll look at some examples that will illustrate this better.
So there is no if flat, and there's loads of fruit, which are the two which are the two extremes. But we find that Islam teaches us its teachings to take the middle path. Just as that is the case when it comes to our belief.
When it comes to our belief, as Muslims, we find that we are moderate, or in the middle when it comes to our belief system. So we find For example, when it comes to our belief in the prophets and the messengers and following the prophets and messengers, there exists two extremes. There is one extreme whereby one group of people or one faith, they worship the Prophet. So for example, we have some Christians who worship Jesus who worship Isa and that he is considered to be, he's considered to be God, to some Christians, and so they worship Jesus. And then we have another extreme we have another group, and that is the Jews whereby they were known for killing profits and persecuting
prophets and messengers. So here we have two extremes. Whereas in Islam, our approach towards Prophet Mohammed Salah Salem is a middle approach whereby we don't worship Mohammed saw Selim so now we're not Mohammed ins. You know, you've heard this probably in the past that you know, Muslims are Mohammedan you know, that we, they look at us as though we worship Mohammed Salah send them and this is not the case at all. So we don't worship the Messiah send them and we don't disrespect him or undermine him in any way.
But we have a middle approach and this is evident in our testimony of faith. When it comes to our testimony of faith. We say a shadow Allah, Allah Illallah, WA shadow, Mohammed Abdullah, who was Sulu, Abdullah, who wore a suit. So we acknowledge that Prophet Mohammed is an ad is a slave or a servant. He's the servant of Allah, he, he worships Allah. Okay, so he's up, but at the same time, he's a messenger. And he's to be given that, that position in that status and that acknowledgment that he is a prophet, and that he is a messenger of Allah, He is the Seal of the Prophets and Messengers that were that was sent to all of mankind, whereas previously, prophets and messengers
were sent to a certain people, or community or nation, Prophet Mohammed SLM was sent to all of mankind, you know, in our Seneca rahmatan Lila mean that we have commissioned, you sent you as urashima as a mercy to all of mankind. So, this is the stance of a Muslim in between. Now, in silicon silicon.
In the 67th verse, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, well, Athena is an unfaithful lamb use three fu while I'm Jaco tooru, Waka anabaena, vladika, Allah, Allah subhanaw taala says, and they are those when they spend money, in fact spending, they do not do so excessively or sparingly, but ever between that, but uh, between that that was their moderate. So here we learn in this verse that Allah subhanaw taala uses the word, you know, for being excessive, and uses the word for doing things sparingly or even very mildly.
So, Islam does not want the teachings of Islam, Allah does not want us to burden ourselves beyond our capacity beyond our capability. And we find, for example, in Sahih Bukhari
an aeration and amendment level, we know him Allah to Allah, he included this in one of the Hadith that he has mentioned in this chapter, moderation in worship. And basically, it's the hadith of Ennis or the loved one. What are the law, and the Hadith is actually found in Bukhari and Muslim and the Professor longlining. He was sillim.
What happened is that three men they sent out to the houses of the wives of the Prophet SAW Selim, to inquire about his acts of worship. And when they were informed about how the prophet SAW Selim worship Allah, they considered their acts of worship as being insignificant and insufficient. He said, Wow, look at look at what he's doing. Look what he gets up to in terms of his prayer and his fasting and his devotion to allies origin, you know, we're not doing much at all. So, so therefore, one of them said, he said, I will, he said, No, I will not get married. I'm not going to ever get married again. You know.
And then another one, the second one, he said, I will fast in a perpetual they'll never break my fast. And the third one, he said, I will stand up in night prayers all night, I'm never going to, I'm not going to sleep at night. I'm just going to perform to HUD should unite prayers all night. And so, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he, he learned about this, and when he learned about this, he actually came up to them in one narration and another ration he stood up on, on the member and he actually spoke out and he said, you know, mebo, acquirement akula una casa Wakata. What is the matter with certain people that they saying such and such things?
And then he goes, and then he goes on and he says, Mr. Voila, he a mela light. He said the one law by Allah in need of shockingly law What?
He said I am. He said I am most obedient and I am most dutiful to Allah. You know, he's a prophet, he's going to he he knows exactly what Allah wants from his creation. So he says this, and then he goes, let me assume after however, I fast and I break my fast, I'm not perpetually fasting. What will suddenly what output and I pray and I sleep well output? Well as I was really sad, I get married, I marry women. And then he goes on and he says, Man neurofeedback and swim net
fellay samini from Andromeda Ancelotti, Alexa Mini, and this is this is the point here and he says, So whoever turns away from my son, okay does not belong to me or is not one of my committed followers, if you're not a committed follower, if you start doing things your own way, and not the word of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So, again, we learn about the importance of the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and that we should follow in his way in these people with trying to follow a way other than his way.
Now the author backs up, he backs up himself, or backs up the title, moderation in worship, with two verses from the end. Now the first verse that he uses, is far from sort of far from sort of Baja. And it's the first verse whereby Allah subhanahu wa taala says, For her
that he says, For her, that we have not sent down the poor and unto you meaning until Mohammed's I sell them to cause you distress or to cause you hardship, to make things arduous on you. That's not why the Quran was revealed.
Now, I want to just pause for a moment on this word, by her by her forehead, when you when you look at the word written, it's actually the two letters and they joined. And,
and, you know, it's not to be read to be reciting as you know, it's actually two letters. Now, there is a number of chapters in the Quran that begin with these Moka pot these alphabet these alphabets that are actually recited
in isolation. So, for example, the second chapter of the Quran, we have led
me, code is an inflamm Ra, Kappa is sought insert, Maryam off noon, those chapters, they begin with just this letters Now, first of all, regarding the word for her for her, now, many people have the belief that for her is actually one of the names of the Prophet Mohammed assassin. Well, guess what, I don't mean to burst your bubble. But the word for her is not one of the names of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam Yes, there are more than one name and prophesies that have been mentioned in an authentic hadith.
However, for her is not one of them. Likewise, he has seen, he has seen, which is the beginning of Sofia seen consisting of two letters he has seen is not one of the names of the Prophet Mohammed so long while he was selling them, there's no evidence to support this. So the question then arises, why is Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, commencing these chapters with these alphabets? You know, by her and yes, scene and path and noise, etc.
And what we can say, first of all, is that these alphabets are what make up what alphabets all these sounds, these letters, they don't mean anything on their own, they only they, they, they are there to construct words. And once they're constructed, that's when in Arabic, that's when the word takes on some meaning.
there was always a challenge, there was a, there was a challenge, there was a challenge back at the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam for the people around him to produce the life of the poor. And you see, the Quran is a book of the ages, it's a miraculous book filled with you know, 6236 eight versus signs that lead to the creator that
teach us the purpose of life and that enlighten us and that you know, it basically teachings out what is best for us in this life and what is best for us in in the next. So, there was a challenge
for the people of our age to produce and for anyone to produce the lack of the Quran, the challenge was to produce the the lack of the Quran and then it was reduced to producing only 10 chapters or 10 so on and then the challenge the challenge was reduced to just produce one chapter left operand and up to now nobody has met the challenge. The Quran is is amazing. I mean, you know, from beginning to end, there's no inconsistency in the in the language in the richness of the language in the there is no there are there are no contradictions in the code.
It is a perfect book from cover to cover.
You know in Arabic the 604 pages, perfect. So
so although Allah Subhana Allah he
he revealed this core and through the very letters that the Arabs knew the Arabs knew about these Arabic letters and how they formed words through them yet they failed in producing the like of the Quran, the lack of the Quran which was removed in the Arabic language. Now, some some scholars, like Scheffler Fabian lahoma, hello, Tyler, he gave an interpretation about what does it mean? What is Allah subhanaw taala? You know, what's been what's happening here with Allah opening up with these letters, these sounds. Now first of all, we don't have any commentary by the prophet SAW Selim regarding the meanings of Elif Lam meme or path or noon or calf hindsight, the prophet SAW Selim
himself did not comment on the meanings or what is intended by this. But when you start to analyze the Quran, one,
one thing that was noticed is that most of these chapters that begin with this mock up via these alphabets, there's always, in many cases, a mentioning or reference to the court and itself,
to the court and itself. Right. So it's, it's like, these are the letters that produced the court and and can you produce, you know, the lack of the poor and through these letters, so give you an example. ensuited bacara, Allah subhanaw taala says le flam mean, and what does he say next? Then he Kalki taboo, na talks about the Tita talks about the Quran, and then Allah subhanaw taala in the next sort of after it, which is sort of alien Ron. And he mentioned again, Alice Lamin and then there is NASA olalekan kita, that will have he sent down or revealed to you the core and within truth, the keytab the book here the book is again the Quran, for example, so a puff off one quarter
an emoji off and the honors book and the Encore and so, so, can you see how there is always many pieces there is reference to the product itself. This is one explanation that was given, but to say for example, that by hand means that I sell them or USC and mean this or that mean that we cannot really go there because we don't have anything conclusive. Not from what and and not from the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
So to my brothers and sisters out there who, who don't know how to read the poem, and we're talking about letters in the Arabic, I thought maybe, let me just say to you that it's very, it's imperative that you learn how to read the Quran in the language in which it was revealed and it's not difficult. I'll tell you the most difficult part about reciting code and for those who don't know how to read an arrow,
the most difficult part is just basically identifying the letters once you can memorize the shapes and the letters and the dots in their positions.
Then really, the rest of it will come easy. The rest of it is very easy to recite, but it's just that beginning and it's like most things in life it's always the the beginning that is difficult to achieve and to to go past the very beginning and then once you do things become a lot more easier inshallah make an effort to learn to find someone that will teach you how to read to read the book of Allah azza wa jal in the language in which it was revealed. And believe me, you cannot, you never taste the sweetness and the power of the poor and in any other language, except for the language of Arabic the language in which it was revealed in now, a loss of power. Dinah says, Man, Zelda anacapa
Amrita Scott, we have not revealed it, we haven't sent it down, descended the poor and for you to go through the stress and hardship.
So the Quran was not revealed to burden people look around, and it's teaching them about burdening people and making things difficult for them. Well, luckily, this isn't the case. And but it's about
how to attain happiness. So there are formulas, and there are remedies in the Quran. on how we can attain happiness, how we can achieve goodness, how we can attain success and, and victory, not only in this life, but in the life to come. So and not only in the master cup, so some people think, well, it's all just about the Hereafter, we'll use that is very important. But, you know, we want to be able to live happily on this earth. And for us to live happily on this earth and to be productive. It's very
Very important that we do follow the teachings of the Quran and women in in doing so you will have the goodly life. And in doing so you'll find happiness and in doing so you'll find yourself successful. And again there are many verses in the for entities effect, one verse, Allah subhana wa ala in this very chapter so far
in the 100 and 23rd verse and the 100 and 24th verse, Allah Subhana Allah says for imen yet Deanna Khomeini who then feminine feminine tada Fela, yo,
woman out of the victory for in Allahumma schatten banca listen to this verse, Allah subhanho wa Taala. He says, and if there should come to you guidance from me mean from Allah, then follow my guidance.
And you will need to go astray, not in this world and not in the hereafter. A command to follow His guidance, follow the guidance of Allah azza wa jal. And then he goes on this his woman, Allah and Vickery for in Allah humare schatten, Tonka and who ever turns away from my remembrance, who ever turns away from the path that Allah has set.
The set path that Allah has has set for us, has put in place for us, woman, Allah and Vickery Vicar he has remembrance remembering Allah through solid through and through Hades. Okay, through supplication invocation
women, our Baba and victory. What is the ramification for in Allah humare schatten banca he will for sure have a Richard or a depressed or a miserable life. And that's what we see many people they reach many people. affluent. Many people are, you know, wealthy and healthy on the outside, but they're miserable. They're a wreck on the inside. Why? Because they're not following the path. There is a path that we need to follow Allah azza wa jal programmed us Why does he put us together he knows what is best for us. He sent us a menu, which is local and he sent us people to teach us this manual even so you've got we've got a bonus in it. Usually when you you know you buy a piece of
equipment, you have a menu, but you're not going to get a person at the same time to read out the menu and help you and go through all the you know all the print. But in Islam, we have the manual and we have the prophet SAW center, who is a walking talking example of that menu. Right? So Alice patella, he did not do any injustice to his creation. He sent them profits, he sent them messages he sent them revelation. So what is the excuse? He knows what is best for us it's really up to us now to reach out to these to these teachings. And so
whoever turns away from my remembrance what happens will gather him on the on the day of not only will they have a depressed life, but he will gather him on the Day of Resurrection blind. When I showed up Emma Tiana,
another person and the kuti life every single one of us has after a good life, right? And Allah in another verse, or we can call it a formula gives us It gives us the medicine and he gives us the solution and he says man I'm ILA for nihan min veker in our own server Who am me no fella no
man Amina funny hand that means we ever does good things righteous these mean that turning on male or female? Well who am I mean when and he is a believer, believing in the things that Allah wants us to believe the articles of faith. Well, who I mean on Fela, no, he and we will for sure we will for sure. Give him a good real life.
A good life. Again, mini versus another some sort of use of sort Yousuf in my previous career whoever has taqwa takala, the fear of Allah the reverence of Allah God consciousness in whom a topic why a sparrow and has patience. For in Allah Allah Yogi Majora mazzini, Allah doesn't allow for the reward of those
people who are doing good, the good news is to be wasted. It won't go away, you will be rewarded, you will be compensated either in this life or in the next or in this life and the next. This is what Alice Alice promises and Alice promise will come to come to be.
we have to remember
Brothers and sisters in Islam that Islam and the Muslims were, you know, we're enjoying much peace and much security and much success and much victory for a long, long time
until they became weak. And the reason why the, the Muslim, the Muslim nation became weak all the time that they became weak was when they stopped holding fast onto the rope of Allah as always at the end, and when they refrained from you know, holding on and started to fall and have a loose a loose grip on the court and the loose of the grip was the weaker the weaker, we ended up as a nation as Muslims. So
this is a superpower of the world is stem for such a long time. Okay.
Was it was filled with kurama you know, nobility, it was filled with razor, you know, it was filled with it had a high status. And so when it says to act upon the poor and and it's teaching and the Sunnah of the prophet SAW Selim, it became weaker in accordance in accordance to the non conformity of the teachings. So the more we didn't conform, the weaker we became. So the opposite is true. The more we conform to the teachings of the Quran,
the stronger will become, the stronger we become as individuals. So the more I as an individual am going to become committed to the teachings I'm going to be stronger, I'm going to be happier I'm going to find myself more successful. And then we look at then the family unit and then we look at the family unit you know, embracing the teachings of Islam collectively and then we look at society and ensuring that we're an immigrant or orphan.
And then we look at the the you know, we look at things globally and how we have to adhere to the teachings of Islam and the more we adhere the stronger we will be inshallah to Island. Now, the next verse that the amendment no way he mentions is from certain Bukhara verse 185.
whereby a loss of power Dinah says you read Allahu mikuma usarla you read
you read the law who become a loser that Allah intends for you you sir, you sort of means is you serve and the opposite is also awesome. You sit and wrestle,
okay? And a lot intense for you ease and he does not want to make things difficult for you. Well, now you will need to be common Russell Russell is the opposite.
So remember, no way, Rahim Allah, Allah has mentioned these two verses to support this chapter of being moderate when it comes to acts of worship. Now, so Allah subhanho wa Taala, he revealed for us
he revealed the Quran and he revealed the core and to make things easy and not difficult. And this verse, specifically was revealed in relation to cm to fasting. See, we know that cm fasting Ramadan is obligatory upon Muslims, but at the same time, Allah does not want us to be burdened by fasting. So for example, what does that mean? And this applies to many acts of worship. So when it comes to fasting,
if you are sick,
okay, if you have,
for example, a chronic illness or terminal illness, and you are dependent on your medication and nutrition, then you're not required to fast you can either fast later if you're able to, or you can compensate by way of, you know, feeding a poor person.
If you are traveling, if you are traveling, for example.
And you know, with travel comes hardship, you know, there's lots of stress and anxiety and the pressures of travel. So Allah gives Muslims that concession to break their fast while they are traveling. Right. But you need to compensate you to make up for that fasting later on when you when you're not a traveler. And you have the whole year to do that before the next Ramadan.
If you're an old, an elderly person, if you're an elderly person, you are exempt as well from from fasting, and instead you just feed a poor person for each day that you can't fast. So this is user. This is what we mean by user. Allah makes things easy. I mean, some people they have gone to an extreme in the interpretation of the word usage. So they'll say you know, that Deen is useful that the religion is easy. Instead they delay their prayers. They don't fast maybe or they fast on and off. And so they have their own interpretation of usage. Now, the interpretation of usage should be confined to to what the end has taught us that you said isn't
What the prophet SAW Selim has taught us, that you said is, so when it comes to solar, for example, when it comes to solar, if you are ill, if you can't pray, standing, pressing, if you can't pray, sitting, pray on your side, you can pray on your side, pray with your eyes with your heart. That's useful. Okay?
So it's them has made a lot of allowances when it comes to different acts of worship, and allowing us to complete our acts of worship in ways that don't burden us that don't burden us in sha Allah. Look, they'll always be an element of, of difficulty, they'll always be an element of hardship, and that's just part of life in anything. You think about anything that you want to achieve, Are you not going to go through some sort of hardship, you will in you will have to enjoy you do have to be patient, okay. And that's the same thing with acts of worship. Okay, so we need to remember brothers and sisters in Islam that Islam is a Deen. It's a way of life. It's a religion of the Netherlands,
its teachings are benevolent of its teachings, a teachings of Samaha, sama, benevolence and ease making things easy on people. It's an it's a, it's a faith, which promotes Goodness, goodness towards yourself, goodness towards the people that are around you, towards your neighbors towards animals, okay, towards trees. This is what Islam teaches us, goodness. And we ask Allah subhanaw taala to give us the strength and the zeal to carry out what is what is good. Now, be careful, be careful. And this is a word of caution when it comes to the word moderation. You know, many people have taken this word moderation to an extreme whereby, you know, they might say things like, Well,
you know, we are in the 21st century. And, you know, when it comes to, you know, certain acts of worship, you know, this doesn't really apply so much to us today, as it did back then. And they'll give all sorts of excuses and reasons and arguments and what have you. Let it be none. Islam is a way of life. Whatever was Islam 1400 years ago, during the time of the Prophet Muhammad SAW Selim is Islam today, and is Islam tomorrow.
Islam is a is a is a is a face that is a religion is a way of life that has been perfected. A Yama, Atma tala Dena, Tara have perfected your religion for you as a las pantallas. It's been perfected. So
we cannot add to the religion, we don't take away from the teachings, we leave it as it is, because it's a it's a system that is applicable to every people of every time, every place until the day of judgment, until the day of judgment, this is what Islam is about. So again, let us always keep this in mind. Keep this in mind that, that if unless, and sometimes these labels, really they, you know, they people really will label you. I mean, we'll label you extreme for for praying five times a day, we'll label you extreme for fasting all over them on your extreme. Well, if that's what your definition of extremists, then you can call me an extremist, if praying five times a day, if your
definition of an extremist is a person who prays five times a day, and he fasts the month of Ramadan and gives us a cut and goes to Hajj and you call that extreme or growing a bead or having the hijab, if that's your definition of extreme than hamdulillah? I am an extremist. Okay. But, but really, you've used the word incorrectly, because that's not extreme from an Islamic definition. That's me performing as me being moderate, because I am now performing my activities, like, you know, isn't there's a lot of play with words. I mean, you know, and then another word that you hear fundamentalists, you know, fundamentalist Muslims, you know, and, again, you know, what does the
word fundamental mean? fundamental means, you know, you're going, you're doing the fundamentals, the very basics, that you know, the, the foundation, the fundamentals of, of that of the activation. So, if I am following the fundamentals of my faith, and one of the fundamentals of Islam, the fundamentals of Islam, you know, Shahada and and Sala and sia, zeca and cm and Hodge, again, if I am carrying out those fundamentals, and then I'm a fundamentalist, then yes, I am following the fundamentals of, of my faith. Okay. But unfortunately, this is not how it's been perceived, and how it's been. You know, there's a lot of stereotyping. And a lot of you know, that Muslims are
extremists that Muslims are fundamentalists. What do you mean by that, you know,
You know you could be extremely anything in life you can be
you know a fundamentalist in anything but let's not get too carried away with the with the words inshallah. But
we go on now to remember number one Mahalo to Allah and he's and the Hadith that he has chosen for this chapter. Now the first Hadith is the hadith of a shadow of your loved one, however, she reported that the prophet SAW Selim
came in, when a woman was sitting beside me, she says, this hadith astronomer Hari Muslim, and he asked me who is she and I said, she is the one whose performance of solid has become the talk of the town.
The performance of herself has become the talk of town.
And so the province has to learn, he addresses her and he says, What is this and he says, you are required to take upon yourselves only what you can carry out easily. By Allah. Allah does not withhold His mercy and forgiveness of you until you neglect and give up good works. Alon likes the deeds best which a worshiper can carry out constantly.
So this hadith really prohibits or discourages, discourages? A bad a bad that means worship worship, that is beyond one's capacity, in case a person gets tired and stops it altogether. You see, Islam wants us to be consistent in our good actions. That's very important with consistency. And Madonna is this Moodle woman and another Hadith. The prophet SAW Selim Hubbell and Manny Illallah, here at one Mujawar in that the most beloved of x to Allah azza wa jal are those acts which are done consistently, even though they may be in small amounts. So, consistency is very important, and acts which are done consistently, they actually have an everlasting reward because even when you cease to
do them due to sickness or travel, you still come to be reaping up the fruits and the rewards of that of that act of worship. So, this hadith really emphasizes the importance of being consistent in our acts of worship.
Now, another Hadith that he mentioned, he actually mentioned the Hadith as I said, earlier, the hadith of Anak Allah, Allah with the three men who came inquiring about the act of worship of the prophet SAW Selim when they went to his wives, homes.
So again, this hadith that I mentioned earlier teaches us moderation, there needs to be moderation in worship. And that, you know, that Islam Does, does not promote celibacy, it stem promotes marriage, you know, marriage is is recommended, it is the swindler and sometimes marriage can actually, you know, become wedge if it becomes wedges, for you to get married. When, when, for example, you are financially able to support your wife, when you are able to take care of her and support her and provide for her. And when you feel that she might commit adultery, you might be you know, commit, you know, fornication Zina if you fear that you might commit Zina, and you're able to
support a wife financially and, and not oppressive, it becomes whadjuk it becomes obligatory upon you to get married. Now there are times when it's actually makrooh.
To get married, or there are times it's haram to get married, it's haram to get married, if you feel safe from Xena,
and yet, you cannot afford to support your wife it becomes haram for you to get married in this case. And sometimes there are cases whereby it's actually the smart and this is a another matter altogether. But Islam generally encourages as the wedge or Annika marriage.
So, again, there's no virtue brothers and sisters in a step. There's no virtue, there's no reward for making innovations. In in Islam as these these three men wanted to do, they set out and they said, we're not gonna we're going to now do this, this way of worship. There's no virtue in that. Okay, all the virtue and all the success and all the reward all the merit will come from following the guidance that I said, that's what we need to do. That's it. It's as simple as that. Don't go to any extremes. Just look at his son and did he do it? And he's our example. He's our robot. He's a prophet of Allah azza wa jal.
So here's our example. And this is what we have to remember in Charlotte. Another handy thing to know we included is the Heidi's of Eben Massoud or their loved one who above which is found the Sahara Muslim. And here the prophesize Hello
He said helical muthana helical,
helical, helical, helical moto knocklyon. He said, ruined or destroyed helical means ruined or destroyed halakhah I'll move on and move on up there, which is the practitioner, the one who's practicing this, the practitioner has not been up there. The other one is the one who insists on hardship in matters of faith.
He puts himself into the state of being extreme in his acts of worship, that that person, the prophet SAW, said and said, halakhah, he's going to ruin himself, he's ruined, and he's destroying himself by going to extremes. So again, it's them.
And this is what's happened in in many of the sects of Islam. You know, we have people who have
a ruined in terms of not getting the edges and not getting the blessings because they've gone to extremes in the acts of worship.
Another Hadees that Mmm, no, we included this the hadith of Abu hora de la one which is found in Sahara.
And here the process says me said in Edina, you saw that Dean, religion is useless, useless, as we say, in Edina, useful when you shared that the new Illa Allah
He said, And whosoever makes the religion any hard on himself, he makes the religion, it will overpower him, it will overpower you. And he goes on. And he says, For set D do whakaari boo, whatever Shirou was staring at Whoa, Ha, Ha in a minute ghulja. He said, so follow a middle course, follow a middle course. That's what it stands teaching us. So to all those people out there who are accusing Islam and Muslims, of being an extreme religion.
We are refuting you. And we are rebutting you with the very words of our faith, with the very words of the prophet SAW lawani, who was selling, who saying destroyed is the one who goes to extreme halycon watanuki own who's saying that religion is, is easy. And he said he was saying to that to follow a middle course and that if you can't do this, then do something needs to it, do something need to it and give glad tidings and seek help of Allah at the morning and after dusk, time and some part of the night.
Another Hadith is the hadith of Anak Allahu anhu Allah, and is found also in Bukhari and Muslim. And here the prophet SAW Selim, he came into the messenger, he came into the mosque, and he noticed a rope that was stretched between two poles.
And he inquired, and he said, What is this rope for like, you know, what's going on here. And they said, this is Zane ABS rope.
So, they said that when, during her voluntary prayer, her voluntary prayer, she begins to feel tired in the prayer.
She grasps it for support that she grabs onto the rope so she doesn't fall and get or you know, in a tired, so she actually grabs the rope so she doesn't stop praying.
she is using it for support. And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. He said, untie, get rid of the get rid of this rope. He said, You should perform prayers, so long as you feel active.
So, there you go, performing praise when you're in a state of slumber and tiredness and, you know, feeling really
sleepy, you know.
He said, when you feel tired, you should go to sleep. So therefore, again, Islam is against being extreme in acts of worship. Okay, so
stem is against undue strictness. It's not you before, why are you doing this?
Another Hadith Amanda we included is the hadith of Sharia law
that is found in Sahih, Bukhari and Muslim
that the prophet SAW Selim, he said, when one of you feels drowsy during prayer,
this is during Of course voluntary prayer. Lie down.
Let him lie down to drowsiness goes away from him. Because when one of you performs pray while feeling sleepy, he does not know
Whether he seeks forgiveness or abuse or abuses himself,
yeah, when you're very sleepy, you're not in a very conscious state. And so you might say things against yourself. You might say things that are displeasing to Allah azza wa jal. So that's why pray when you're in an active state, when you are, you have the energy you have, you know all of that, in sha Allah, another Hadith which has found that Muslim women know we included as the hadith of jabil, or the loved one, jabber even some of our loved one humor.
And he mentioned that I used to, I used to perform prayer with the prophet SAW Selim and his prayer is select was of a moderate length, and his hauteville to was moderate in length. So imants should take note of this, that when you leading the prayer as an Imam, be be conscious, and be considerate of the fact that there are people praying behind you, that might be ill, that might have had a difficult day that might need to attend to their work. But they have some business that they need to attend to. They can't stand in place for long periods of time. So here the process and teaches us moderation in in being an Imam and doing that the sooner is for the footpath to be short, and the
third to be longer. I mean, today, we have it the other way around, unfortunately. So
Another Hadith that I want to share with you that a man would know he included is the hadith of Abu Haifa like a loved one. And this is a very beautiful Hadith that is which is found.
At the time of the press, I sell them. He made a bond of brotherhood between certain individuals,
Alma alpha, and
he made a bond between a Sahabi called
sell man and Abu Dhabi. Sell man and Abu Dhabi.
So so so man, he comes to visit his brother in Islam, he comes to visit a Buddha and who does he come across, it comes across almost better than the wife of Abu Dhabi. And he saw her in a state where she's not really too concerned about her image, dressed in a very shabby, shabby way. She was in a shabby state,
wearing shabby clothing, and he asked her, you know what's wrong? And she said, Look, your brother is not interested in that. And he's not interested in the luxuries of this world doesn't care about dunya doesn't care about this world.
So he came in about that came in and, and.
And he prepared a meal for her for his brother Simon.
Simon said to eat. And he said, Now I'm fasting. So I'm not going to eat. Someone says I'm not going to eat until you eat with me. So he made him break his fast. So voluntary fast, and you can do that.
And then the nighttime came. And then
after that he got up to offer the night press send message to him sleep for now, I want you to go to sleep.
And then the middle of the night came an avatar that wanted to get up and pray because I want you to sleep, go to sleep. And then the third part of the night came. And then he said, wake up for my prayers, and then they prayed in the third part of the night.
And so then send men send men says to Abu Dhabi, that same man says to Abu Dhabi, it gives him these words, beautiful words that we should remember. He says to him in Arabic, Allah
in Arabic, which means your Lord Europe has rights over you.
In Arabic Allah
we're in the Africa like that. Also your family, your family have rights upon you.
For the hula de Hakan haka. He actually mentioned another duration in the Arabic dialect LFC gallica yourself. Here you can say your mind your body your soul has rights over you. For our people love you. Give each the Jew rights, if everybody their rights any anyone that has rights over you give them their rights. So,
when I heard this from segmen, he went to the prophet SAW Selim to verify to verify what Solomon has said to him. And then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said sort of puzzlement that someone has spoken the truth when he told you these words, in Arabic Allah
For articulately, how can I give everybody that you're right? Let's see the process Elon, he gave the endorsement, and that this is known in what we call a color coordinated assassin which says these words are not from the prophets I send them, but they're from one Sahaba to another. And the prophet SAW Selim has given his approval of these words. So yes, so we learned here that there needs to be a balance and this is moderation. It needs to be balanced. We learned here in this hadith that the best time to pray the night presses the third part of the night, not the beginning of the middle, that you should sleep you should have a wrist you should fast and break your first.
Now, speaking of fasting
remember now we included another Hadith is the hadith of Abdullah bin Ahmed in the last body Allahu Allahu Allahu anhu man, not be pleased with him and his father, who both Muslims.
Now here, the prophesies sell them was informed. He says, Abdullah bin Ahmed in the house, he says that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was informed that I said that I would perform prayers the whole night and observe fasting every day for as long as I live. That's what he said. He said, I'm going to pray all night. I'm going to fast every single day until I die. The prophet SAW Selim found out about this. And he says, Is it you that said such and such things? I said, a messenger of Allah Bianca O'Meara, Salama Institut, you know, I ransom you with my parents, it is I who said that? Yes, I didn't say these words. And so the prophet SAW Selim said, you will not be able to do
that, you will not be able to do that.
He said, Look, observe fast and break your fast sleep and get up for praise and observe fast and observe fast for three days during the month for every good is multiply 10 times and that will be equal to fasting the whole year. Basically, look, you know, pray, go to sleep fast if you can, and break your fast and fast three days every month, if you just fast three days from every month. It's like your faucet your whole life hell, because every day you fast, he's referring more Danny, it could be in reference more towards the fasting, which is known as the am field, which is the white days, the 13th and the 14th and 15th of a million a month. And for each day, it's 10 days, 30 days,
if we do that every month, you know, in a year that's you fasted the whole you do that for the rest of your last foster care home.
um, nonetheless, he said, I messaged you have a lot I can do more than that. He said, observed fast one day and leave off the next day and even the next. So he said like first one day and break your first if that's what if you think you can do more. All right, fast one day and break the next.
He said O Messenger of Allah, I have the strength to do more than that. And the process Selim said to him, he said, observe fast every other day, actually, before they said fast one day, and then leave off two days. So before the first one, they live up to this. There is a trim Look, when he said to him, I can do more. He's alright, first one day and break your fast the next king he was right. Now listen to the process. Elon said, when he said to him, I can do more than that. He said no, he said, and that is the first thing of their word. And that is the most moderate of fasting.
That's not even extreme. That's moderate. Going beyond that you've gone into the extreme realm and the extreme zone.
Now, there is another narration there are several iterations of this hadith in one of the ration, Abdullah ibn Abdullah bin Ahmed Abdullah is the one whom
He said, had I accepted the three days fasting, had I accepted the three days fasting during every month, as the Messenger of Allah had said, it would have been very to me, then my family and my property, because later on in life, it caught up with him. But he wanted to remain consistent, and what he started, see if you start something, you should continue with it. So that's how the Sahaba were. And so he was consistent, but it really, really had an effect on his health. He said, I wish I just took up the three days of every month. That goes to show what let's follow the prophetic advice, the prophetic advices The best advice and let's not make things difficult, upon ourselves,
as we see in this Hadith of the Prophet SAW Selim, and his interaction with Abdullah bin Amma, given the laughs
Let me finish off with this tumor Hades,
This next Hadees which he included is the hadith of hands Allah, the hadith of hands on
hands Allah Allah says in this hadith is trying to stay Muslim.
that I met, he says I met a Baba Corolla one hanzal Ahmed Abu Bakr, radiallahu anhu and he says, How are you our hands Allah?
I said, hands Allah says hands Allah has become a hypocrite hands Allah
now soco hands Allah,
Allah He has become a hypocrite, monastic.
And then he said far removed is Allah from every imperfection. What do you say about the same? What do you say? he'd become a hypocrite. And whenever hypocrisy is a serious crime, hypocrites will be in the lowest part of the hellfire.
And so he said, he said, when we are in the company of the Messenger of Allah Azza wa sallam, and he reminds us reminds us of the hill fire. And he reminds us of Jen that we feel as if we are seeing them with our very eyes, it's as if we can see the gender and as if we can see the now.
And we are when we are away from the Messenger of Allah. So I salute them. And we attend to our wives and our children in our business. Most of these things as they pertain to the life of the Hereafter, they slip out of our minds, we no longer think about the asset or thinking about is the wife and the children now worth. Whenever we're not with him, we don't seem to be as focused on these things. We can't really see them with this clarity that we see them when we are with the profit side saying.
So abubaker, like Allahu anhu, he says, will lie. I also experienced the same thing that you experienced.
So overheard a loved one who and hung and hamdulillah they went to the Prophet sighs lm and they, and they sit in a messenger of Allah humbler has turned
to hypocrisy or become a hypocrite.
So the prophet SAW Selim, he said, What's happened? What happened to you? He said, You're a suit Allah when we are in your company, and are reminded of the Hellfire and we are reminded of the gentlemen.
We feel as if we are seeing them with our own eyes. But when we go away from you, and attend our wives and children and business, much of these things, they go away from our minds and the prophet SAW long while he was sending him. He says, by him, in whose hand is my life? Well, we'll levy Neff cbsd.
If your state of mind remains the same, as it is in my presence, and you are always busy and remembrance of Allah,
the angels who shake hands with you, in your beds, and in your roads, but hands Allah, but humbler
he says to him. He said to him, that handler, whether Kenya humbler satin was wassa
wassa which means time should be devoted to the worldly affairs and time should be devoted to your acts of worship. moderation,
is them is about moderation. And this is what he's saying to hamper that. Yes, you do need to allocate time to your family, and being with them and playing with them and being happy with them and rejoicing and doing all those things that you do with your family. And yes, there needs to be time for Eliza which, and for your acts of worship and your obligations and your duties towards Allah azza wa jal, Islam teaches us moderation.
So there needs to be a time for Allah and a time for yourself.
Let's have that balance. And when you have that balance, you enjoy life more. And when you have that balance, you'll find the acts of worship become they becomes more of a sweetness to them.
More of a sweetness to them.
You need a break. And this then allows us and gives us this break. Not about always being in the message not always being married to your prayer rug. Okay, there's a time for this and a time for that. That's what the professor is saying this Hadith, the final Hadith
that even when no included
is the Hadees and even at best for the loved one humor.
The Hadith is fensa Hippo Heidi, and here.
Even at best reported that while the prophet SAW Selim was delivering a sermon
he noticed a man who was standing so he asked him and was told that
He was Abu Abu Hassan in who had taken a vow nuther. To remain standing and not to see, he took a vow and the slemish take a vow, you should honor that vow. So I'm going to remain standing and never seen.
And so, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
he also took a vow, or to go into the shade, so not to ever see not to ever be in the shade, or speak while observing fasting, if he's fasting does want to speak at all, as well. Pamela, so stand over his never be in the shade. And if is fasting now is he fasting from food and drink, but he's fasting from speech, he went to an extreme.
And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he says, He says, to tell him to speak, and to go into the shade, and to sit
and to complete his fast.
he actually told him to go against his valve, and which means you would have to then compensate. So if you for example, enter into a vow and you see that which is better than compensated or
any, any compensate for having given that vow that you gave. Okay, break that down by fasting three days
and do the things that are not going to make you extreme in shallow time. And so
these are just a few of the hadiths that talk about being moderate in Islam. And I conclude by saying that Yes, Sam, is the Dean of moderation. Have Allahu Allah subhanahu wa salam ala nabina Muhammad wa salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.