Channel: Bilal Dannoun
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He was happy he ah main, or praise is due to Allah and me the Peace and blessings of Allah be upon our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and upon all those who follow his way, who follow his Sunnah is either his creed, his methodology until the last day. My dear respected brothers and sisters in Islam Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.
Today's presentation is entitled, the superiority of the poor and kind treatment of orphans.
And so we will be exploring some of the verses from the Quran and some Hadith, some prophetic traditions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam regarding the position of the poor people and the needy people and the orphans, so alpha will, a time will miss a keen for Cora, the poor and the a tan or
the orphans which is the plural of your team and the Misaki or the needy people. Now remember no rahima hula hula Allah in his book reassigning him, he has a chapter in which he entitles superiority of poor, weak and and renowned Muslims. So through this chapter, my dear brothers and sisters in Islam, we will explore the verse verses in the head effect teacher that teaches us about those individuals who are less fortunate than others.
And we find that in life there are many types of people who Eliza gel has the creed for them to be weak, or to be deficient, whether it be a weakness, or a deficiency with regards to their physical bodies. They may have a chronic illness, they may have a terminal illness, they may have a disability. And this is from the decree of Allah azza wa jal
and if Allahu Allahu Allah azza wa jal is not to be questioned as to why he decrees certain matters, it is asked at the end of the day, who will be questioned about our actions and our thoughts about Eliza Joe.
So, there are some people in life that have a weakness when it comes to their bodies or when it comes to their intellects especially maybe at a later stage in their life, if they have Alzheimer's
or they may be a deficiency or an issue with regards to their wealth, they are poor people, they are needy people, okay, or they are orphans. Or it could be that there are people in life who are you know, and renowned that are not rich, sorry, not, don't have a status, just very ordinary people. And then you have people who are very renowned and very famous. Okay, so in life, there are different types of people. And Allah soprano with the island made decree for some people to be weak from one perspective, but Allah xojo may be compensating them with a strength from another perspective. So for example, you find that blind people, yes, they have lost their sight. But you
find that they have another sense whereby they're able to sense things that maybe an ordinary person with their sight cannot sense. So Allah azza wa jal sometimes decrees that for people, or it may be that a human being is is is weak in the sight of some creation,
but in the sight of the Creator, that person that you see as being weak, or has been deficient, or you see as being inferior to you, that you see as being inferior to you, this person may actually be strong in the sight of Allah azza wa jal and beloved, in the sight of Allah azza wa jal, and he actually may occupy a very lofty position, very high status in the sight of Allah azza wa jal, and we're going to see some of the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that display this, and that exemplify this, and that illustrate this. And so really, what counts the most is not how we are viewed by other people. But what counts the most is how are we regarded in the sight of Eliza
which are in the sight of our Creator? That's really what counts at the end of the day? How does Allah azza wa jal see us?
Now remember, him Allahu taala. In this chapter, he convinces the chapter with a verse from sort of calf, sort of calf which is the cave, the 18th chapter of the Quran in in verse
Number 28. Now just since we've mentioned circle cat, as you know it is from the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that we recite circle calf every Friday at every Juma, you recite so that will happen that Allah azza wa jal illuminates the week of a person from that Friday to the next Friday plus three days. So there's a great virtue in reward in reciting Surah kav, which contains many interesting stories in spirit of calf.
But in this verse, Allah azza wa jal says, was good enough Sekar malady had the owner of Villa Dotty, while I see you redo and
Allah azza wa jal says, was smart enough soccer with a soccer is patience, patience was good enough soccer and keep yourself your nest is yourself and keep yourself patient and keep yourself patient. How my levena is the owner of the home with those who call upon the Lord bill, that he will Ashi in the morning and in the evening, you read when I was seeking His countenance. So here this verse
is encouraging us and motivating us and inspiring us to be associating ourselves with righteous people to be around good people.
Now, Allah subhanaw taala talks about Allah that He will actually Allah that is the morning period and that she is the afternoon period. So morning and afternoon, but as some commentators have said, it is
as that this could imply that Allah azza wa jal is instructing us to remember him all day, day and night. Yani in other words are morning and evening is like all day. So yeah, the owner, do I is of two types. Do I win or do I is invocation supplication? Do I ask me Allah azza wa jal? So when it comes to do I, there is what's known in Islam as do I will miss Allah Do I have need will you need something you turn to the creator license origin and you asked him for something. So this is the art will mess Allah whatever it is that you need. And there are certain times that do i is more accepted than other times, such as the third part of the night, such as when you are in sujood, such as
before you say a Salam or Aleikum after Ibrahim iya in Salah Sharif as some people would call it
such as between the event and the farmer such as Yama Juma on Friday in the the hour just before Muslim time, so there are times where do I and supplication is very much recommended. Okay, so the first type of as we said is do I really miss Ella when you ask Allah azza wa jal do i is also in the form of very bad, do I have a better service? Do I eat better and go out with Miss Ella? Now when it comes to the mess that we spoke about earlier, in the Hadith bootsy
where Allah subhanaw taala The meaning is from what about last month Allah says and this hadith is fundable, Heidi.
Lots of pantalla says men, yet the Rooney first ajibola who who will call upon me and I will respond or I will answer him. So Allah azza wa jal is waiting for us to ask him.
So it's about us asking Allah azza wa jal and we live in sort of Baccarat after the areas of cm. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, What is the elica evadne for India corrib Fuji Buddha today either the end so last part Allah says what either alika daddy and when he's addressing the Prophet Muhammad SAW Selim were either ellika that means when my bed when my slaves or servants asked about me
for in the theory that I am me, I am me. He didn't say tell them I am neat.
So he went straight to the IM knee. That's how close allies origin is to us.
Eg was that was that there at that time? I respond. And I answer the supplication applicator when he suffocates.
Instead of laughing from the Quran, Allah Subhana Allah says
we'll call her up bukem adder only as the gibler Converse 60 and you will learn
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supplicate to me, and I will respond to your supplication. We go back now to we said there's two types of glass. There's Miss Ella, and there's another two, which they call it a beggar. Because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam them, he said, Do I want a beggar? And do I in itself is a form of worship. So it's a win if you are gaining two rewards, there's the reward of inshallah having your needs met, and you your supplication, Ansible as the wizard
and the very fact that you were supplicating is an act of worship, that is an act of worship. So,
and we find this The second type of the rule and they say that this is
found in listen on hand, which means, if you look at that person, that person's a bear that is in a state of his life in a condition or state of for example, Sana now Sala for example, consists of one or an remembrance of Allah Vicar
test be and do there is within Sala okay when you say for example in a Serato must have been guided to the straight path that's why you asked Allah azza wa jal so if you look at the state of that person, that state of the of the person he's actually into AI likewise if we look at for example, cm now if you look at Psalm or fasting this he can't you cannot really see the essence of
in cm, but the person's state of fasting it's as though he's saying you're a law Forgive me You're a law particularly from the hellfire. Okay, that's what we mean by do I and how it is in the form of a bad okay.
For example, if you go to hedge, okay, hedge most of it is due I, you know, asking Allah subhana wa Taala to forgive you and you actually there to have your sins washed away and hjem abroad in a faultless hypothesized cell and he said, is the reward for it is nothing less than genuine. So,
this is with regards to the door.
Now in this verse, Allah subhanaw taala talks about as we said earlier, associating
with those people who remember Allah in the morning and the evening, UD do Now watch what are these people want? What are these people desire? What are they yearning, okay? They are yearning for or seeking the countenance of Eliza which are the pleasure of Allah azza wa jal, you read una watch his countenance okay? So they don't want any worldly worldly gain. They know after this dunya Okay, they're not after worldly gains, they are purely okay those who remember Eliza with sincerity, they are purely desiring acceptance from Allah azza wa jal love from Allah azza wa jal mercy from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Okay, that's what these people are pursuing.
Now in the same verse, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, when to do well,
and when to re to Zenith or higher to dunya, Allah says, and let not your eyes and let not your eyes pass beyond them. Don't look beyond these righteous people. These people who remember a light in the morning and evening don't look beyond them, desiring desiring adornments of the worldly life desiring the dominance of the worldly life, when do I enact and who and let not your eyes pass beyond them? Okay. So in other words, always look to those people who are righteous people who remember Allah azza wa jal Okay, and be amongst them and do as they do in terms of their in terms of their worship. Look for those righteous people. They are role models where they will look at the
Prophet Muhammad SAW Selim and the Sahaba the companions and the Tabby own the successes and those who succeeded then the tabea fabriano type your own, okay, that's where we should be looking, inshallah to Allah elsewhere. And you see, this is the beauty of the poor and poor and complements each other and it supports each other. In one verse, Allah subhanaw taala says, well, then IE Nika. Isla matana de as much and min Hamza hotel Hyatt dunya Lena fino home fee, what is hora de cafe Roma.
Allah says and do not extend your eyes toward that by which we have given enjoyment to some categories of
Have them it's being but the splendor of worldly life for which we test them to look at those people who have, you know, riches and fame and fortune, because these people are being tested, these people are being tested and and Allah subhanaw taala says and the provision of your load is better and more enduring. In other words, don't look at people of the dunya whom we have granted riches such as you know, they've got, you know, mansions and beautiful houses and cars and clothing and fame and status, etc. Don't look at those people. Okay? And, and he says, He says he is punked Allah, He uses the word Zara.
Zara, tell Hyatt Zara. Zara is a flower. Zara is a flower as a very beautiful analogy that Allah gives because if you think of a flower, a flower is very beautiful when you look at it, right? Very beautiful.
But let's think about what ends up happening to a flower. Okay, it withers away, it dries up very quickly, actually, very quickly. If you think about the leaves of a flower or the the the petals of a flower are very weak. Okay, very stuff they should have very before you know what they wither away, they dry up and they just do nothing. And that's the union to doing your looks beautiful. You know, the dunya looks appealing and so beautiful setting to desire and chase after okay. But before you know it, this dunya will wither away, it will go away. And so this is the the example of the dunya that Allah xojo has given us in Sahara Bukhari, there is a hadith
and this Hadith, this is some words we should all memorize. Because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam here, he teaches us that whenever he saw something in the dunya, which was appealing, okay, he would say, Allah humma. In Elijah, I shall ask euro, in Elijah, I shall ask her, Oh Allah, the true life is the life of the hereafter. In other words, when I see something so appealing and so beautiful, I don't want to be taken up by it because this is only momentary, this is just something which is, you know, very full for a limited time only.
Okay, for a limited time only. While stocks laughs You know, it's, it's, it's, that's what it is. So, I lahoma in Malaysia, I shall, but the true life, the true life is the life of an era. It is the life of the hereafter. This is the true life, my dear brothers and sisters in a snap. This is what really counts. It's an it's an eternal life. How could you compare eternity? How could you keep it an eternal life in general, enjoying its rivers and fruits and seeing alive xojo our Creator and having mentions and having, you know, everything that you that which the eye has not seen in the in the ear has not heard? And that which you cannot even contemplate doesn't even come to your mind?
How could you compare that life to a life, which is only 60 or 70 years? Say 100 years? Right? It's 100 years. But is it 100 years? Or is it 60? Or 70 years of perpetual bliss and happiness? No. There will never be perpetual blissful happiness. Anyone who says to you, I'm happy or Tommy's lying to you, because surely they going to have an illness, surely someone in their life is going to have an illness, surely somebody in their life is going to die. Okay, you can never be absolute happiness in this life. In this life. You will be happy sometimes and you will be miserable. Sometimes in the afterlife. It's one of two abodes either heaven or hell. That's what's going to ultimately be at the
end of the day, you're either going to heaven or you're either going to hell, they're the two are both let's be realistic. Let's be that's what the Quran talks about. The Bible talks about heaven and hell, that the Abrahamic faiths, whether it's the Jews, whether it's the Christians, whether it's the Muslims, they're all talking about gender and jahannam, Heaven and Hell, okay, so it's one of two abodes that you will be in and it's this life in our actions right now and who we associate with that will inshallah dictate which which of the two of us we end up being.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala
is, again and again reminding us this dunya is nothing but it's something which is 10
So, in life at the end, there's going to be two outcomes. Okay for all of us, no matter how happy you are, or how well things are going for you is either going to come old age one day, which brings with it weakness, which brings with it could bring with an illness, or it could bring it with it, fragility, okay, or death. So whichever way you look at it, it's, it's going to come to an end, and it's going to be ultimate weakness.
So, Allah azza wa jal commands us to be with those who are remembering him irrespective of whether they are rich or poor or strong or weak. Okay, that's who we need to be associating with inshallah with the island.
So Let's now move on to some of the traditions or some of the Hadith. So the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him and upon all of the prophets and messengers of Allah. Now, here, the first Hadith is the hadith of haritha. Even Wahab it's found originally Bukhari Muslim. And this hadith is about the poor and the weak, and the secluded people who don't have
an important position in the eyes of many people.
The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him said,
shall I not inform you about the people of Paradise, the people of gentlemen.
He said, it is every person who is modest and humble before law, a person who was accounted a week and is looked down upon, but if he adieus, Allah, if he calls upon Allah, Allah will certainly give him what he desires. Now, shall I not inform you about the inmates of hell? It is every violent, impertinent and proud men. Islam is against having pride, seeing yourself as superior, better than other people. Okay, Islam is all for being humble, and being modest. And being humble, you know, really humbling yourself, especially when you acquire knowledge. You know, when you acquire knowledge, a beautiful analogy, that one one of my scholars once taught me, and he said that, that
knowledgeable people, and when we do seek knowledge, we're like a branch. Every time a fruit bearing branch, bears a fruit, what happens to the branch, incline, it declines it, it humbles itself to the to the to the ground, every time a new piece of fruit comes on it. It's more humble, and humble. And so this is how we need to be the more knowledge that we have shouldn't make us you know, very, you know, having this pride and look at me, and I'm better and I'm more knowledgeable and I have more qualification, and I have more certificates in you, you're a servant of God. Allah has blessed you with that. God has blessed you with this knowledge, humble yourself before others, and Subhanallah
The more you humble yourself, people actually you actually get attracted to humble people, not to people that are always so proud in a in a way of pride, you know, and the prophets I send them in one Hadith he said that he will not enter gender, the one who has a mustard seed of pride in his heart.
This next Hadees
is where the prophet SAW Selim there he questions he questions, the Sahaba the companions that are around him, about two people that walk past him. He wants to get their opinion about two people. So it's the Hadeeth of San Eben sad to say the other one was Phantom Bukhari Muslim, and and then passed by the prophets I send them. So he asked a man who was sitting next to him, What is your opinion of this man? What do you think of
that man, he said, he is one of the nobelist men by Allah. He's certainly a proper person, for a girl being given in marriage if he seeks to marry. And his recommendation is fit to be accepted if he recommends, the prophet SAW Selim remain silent.
So this person is praising this man he's just walked past is pretty much you know, if, if he was to ask for a girl's hand or a woman's hand in marriage, you know, this is the man he'd be a very good suitor.
Then another man passed in the messenger of us, I tell him in quiet, what is your opinion about this man?
And he replied, a messenger of Allah. He's one of the poor Muslims. He's not a proper person for a guilty be given in marriage to end his recommendation would not be accepted. If he makes one. And if he speaks, he's not to be listened to.
Yeah, poor, poor person, but he believes in God. Allah loves it.
Okay, what are the process? I'm sorry, him. He said, he said he's better than the former but earthfiles he's better than the other one but earthfiles So, this Heidi, it makes it abundantly clear brothers and sisters in Islam, that what really matters with God, what really matters with Allah azza wa jal, okay? His faith and piety and not your lineage and not, you know, your pumping or your show, it's not about Allah azza wa jal doesn't look at your outer appearances. It looks at your hearts, he looks at your sincerity. Okay, that's what really counts at the end of the day.
And for marriage purposes, okay, we should be looking at noble characteristics of a person, not how much money they have in their bank account, not what title he has in front of his name, whether he's a professor, or a doctor, or, you know, what, these are good things to have? Sure, we're not we're not undermining our doctors and our engineers and our professionals and our academics. But there are some people in society in some cultures, you know, my daughter has to marry a doctor, you know, who said that that person? Yeah, there could be a doctor that combines with both. And that's not a problem. But what we are looking at here is we're looking at, we're looking at the, the faith in
their piety and their character. And as well as tell him he said, in a coma, Cardona Tina, who lacava with you, if one comes to you, if a suitor comes to you, and you are pleased with his Deen, you are pleased with his religion, and you are pleased with his clap with his manners, then give your daughter in marriage to this person. That's what really counts. I mean, you know, I've said this before in previous lectures, I think when when when looking for a husband, you know, looking for Yes, looking for, of course compatibility, but looking for the religion looking for some people can have religion, they pray five times a day, right? They perform the rituals that they have to do,
but they have, you know, when it comes to their character, you know, very ill tempered and foul mouths, though, you know, what's that effect? So we need to ensure low die look for Dean look for compatibility. Look for the manners. Look for him being hardworking, is just going to sit around and, and just blooding of people money in lieu of the social security of the centerlink or whatever it is. Okay, we want hard working individuals as well.
This next Hadith is interesting because here the prophet SAW Selim is talking about a dispute, a dialogue that takes place between hell and heaven. Jenna and Johanna,
let's listen to the Hadith. It's the hadith of Abu Ghraib of the Allahu Allahu Akbar. It's originally found in Sahih Muslim and the prophet SAW Selim says, there was a dispute between the hill and Jenna, the hill said the haughty and proud Am I inmates?
Genesis paradise, the modest and the humble Am I residence there upon Allah, the Exalted and glorious, addressing gender said, You are my mercy through you, I shall show mercy to those whom I wish and so addressing the Hellfire, he said, You are the means of my punishment, by which I shall punish such as my slaves as I wish and each one of it and each one of you would have its feel.
So this dialog that we have between gender and the whole fire is quoted in this hadith
is not something that is impossible. It's not something that strikes me when we thinking you know, we're talking about a dialogue between hell and between heaven, okay? It's not at all difficult for Allah azza wa jal who created them, okay. To create them in
to create any in them intelligence or consciousness, which enable them to make a discussion of the subjects or of the subjects that I mentioned this in this hadith. So, so here we have, you know, the the the point that mmm nobody wants to make in mentioning this hadith is that the haughty and the proud are my inmates, those people who again having that pride and seeing themselves as superior for master superior of the creation of Allah azza wa jal you know,
Islam has no room, okay for such racism as well. You know, I am white and you are black, I am Arab and you are non Arab. Islam is came and I am from this tribe, and you are from that tribe. When Islam came with the teachings of Islam Islam came to put an end to all of this
Put an end to all of this tribalism. Okay.
Then the next Hadeeth is the hadith of Abu huraira, the Allahu anhu. And this is basically talking about that a person is judged based on his faith in piety. The prophet SAW Selim, he said, on the Day of Resurrection, on the Day of Resurrection, they will be brought forth a bulky person whose value to Allah will be less than that of a wing of the mosquito.
So he's bulky, you know, he's got me on aim is proud of whatever, but he's have no worth if he In other words, it doesn't have piety doesn't have righteousness, good for having fulfilled the commands of Allah azza wa jal, he weighs in the sight of Allah he's he's, he's less than the wing of a mosquito, what is a wing of a mosquito, very insignificant. So it is all about again, Allah azza wa jal in one Hadith of the Prophet says in the Lucha lianzhou illa sawari come here appearances while I can, young guru ella pulu, because your hearts and your actions, so yes, there needs to be sincerity in what you do. You didn't just tell them Allah, but your actions as well, some people
what they do is they say, look, it's all in the heart, brother. It's all in the heart. We say okay, yes, you're right. It's in the heart, they see your actions as well. Because Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him and the prophets and messengers of God, they not only was there was the best of people, there were the purest of people, but we see them doing the actions if there was the best of people. So it's not only about your heart you need to prove you need to prove your heart and your limbs are a reflection of your heart. Okay, that's what proves that your love of Allah azza wa jal, Yamaha Baba Eliza Majid.
Let's look at an example of the prophet SAW said limbs, compassion and kindness towards people that some may look at as being they're not really important people. Okay, let's look at this Hadith, Abu huraira Abdullah juanfran Muslim also known as the previous,
a black woman, a black woman, or probably a young man, depending on the generation used to clean the masculine is about the black woman used to clean the mess up the mosque.
And the Messenger of Allah. Mohammed saw Selim, he missed her and asked about her. And then he was told that she had died.
He said, Why didn't you inform me.
And it seemed as if the Sahaba the companions considered the matters insignificant. Then he said, Show me her, show me her grave was her grave. So what had happened she had died at night, and they had buried her. Because in Islam, it's sooner to bury a person as soon as possible not to leave the body just sitting there for a day or two. It's part of honoring the body that you give it a quick burial.
So when he was shown to him, they said, this is where she's buried. Because also in STEM, there's no name tags or
on the on the heads of the graves on the headstone, there's no names in Islam, you just get buried somewhere, and that's it.
So they showed him they showed him the grave. And he offered this the janessa pre selected Gen as at the grave.
And then he said these graves cover those in them with darkness. And Allah illuminates them, for the inmates as a result of my supplication for them. So the process of Mexican supplication for them and the graves would be eliminated as a as an honor the process I sell them go out and supplication. Now, this Hadith, really, we can deduce a number of lessons from from amongst the lessons that we learned from this harness. And by the way, the woman her name, this black woman, their own ms said her name was mentioned a woman. And so one of the things that we learned that she was she was looking after the message she was taking in charge of cleaning the mess up. So the houses of Allah
the massage, it must stand belong to anybody. They're not the they're not the property of such and such a person or such and such an organization is there are organizations that facilitate and that manage and administer maybe the mistake, but the houses are for the houses of Allah for Allah. When Allah practices when the massage is done in
the massage in the houses of Allah, Allah, they belong to Allah azza wa jal, nobody can claim ownership of a master of Hamas. When another massages anila Okay, so then so we should keep them clean.
Keeping always the mischiefs clean. If you see dirt, if you see
feel anything that you see in them part of your faith as a Muslim, part of your human part of your love of allies origin is that if you see some sort of rubbish anything to clean it to remove it, remove any impurity, it's from your Amen.
We see the kindness of prophesize. cilium is asking, he's asked me about this woman, who's just, you know, in the eyes of many people, she's just a black woman who's a cleaning the machine, which is a cleaner, the prophets. I said, I've never looked at it that way. Okay, she was a human being, she was a Muslim, she was an individual, she was someone who was who don't who did good deeds, who's making a contribution. Okay. And he asked about her. And this is what this is how we should be always asking about people that we don't see, if we, for example, this gathering, you know, there are some faces that we regularly see. And if we don't see them as as a duty, my duty as a Muslim
would be, where is such and such? I haven't seen him, how will How is she? How is he? And if we find out that they are ill, for example, or they have an issue, I have a duty now to visit them. Yeah, that the rights of a Muslim for amongst the rights of a Muslim is that if they are sick, that we visit them.
also, the importance of the janaza prayer, the funeral, and that it's legislated. If you miss a janaza prayer, if you miss a funeral pray, you can actually make up for it at the graveyard itself at the grave. So let's say for example, there's a janessa a funeral pray that is taking place
in the masala in the place that is designated for the funeral pray, whether it be the masjid but it's better to have a designated placement is
so insane that the sooner is actually to pray the jenessa prayer outside the masjid not inside the masjid. This is a fucking matter.
So, if for example, you come to the masjid or the mosque and the people have already done their funeral prep, they've missed the and you've missed it. You are allowed to go and form a congregation with those who also missed the funeral pray and do the janazah prayer at the grave. This is permissible and that's what the prompts are selected in this Heidi.
This next Hadith is the hadith of
But the loved one who that is trying to hit Muslim and
again it's talking about those people who are deemed or seen as very insignificant. If they were to make dua Allah would accepted
this into this hadith.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Rob Bashar Al bara motherfu on bill Webb lo Oksana Allahu Allah Ababa. He said
Many a person with Shaggy and dusty hay, dusty and driven away from doors because of their property and shabby clothes were to swear by Allah, that something would happen and Allah will certainly make it happen. Yeah, they look really shabby the way they dress is out, you know, it poor. Okay, you think no one would give them much, much attention. If they were to raise their hand to Allah azza wa jal into it and supplication, Allah azza wa jal would answer this application. So don't undermine them. Don't underestimate No, don't judge people. I mean, this is the message here. Let's not be judging others judge yourself. You know, I think there's a there's a, there was a quote,
or statement in the Bible
that says, before you, before you, you know,
I don't know the exact way but before you take out the twig, okay, from somebody else's I take out the lug that's in your eye.
You know, so before you look at the look of the little faults of other people, okay, look at your own faults.
Look at the magnitude of your own faults. And this is how quickly we are to yes upon Allah, how quickly we are to condemn others and to look down upon others when there could be much more superior and better than you in the sight of God and that's what counts the most.
This next Hadeeth
talks about the majority of the residents of gender and the majority of the inmates of the hellfire.
It's the hadith of Osama bin Zayed about the Allahu anhu Phantom Bukhari Muslim, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, I stood at the gate of Jenna at the gate of Paradise
and I am
I saw that the majority of those who entered it are the poor.
And the wealthy were kept confined. The inmates of the fire had been ordered to enter the fire and I stood at the gate of the hill, and so that the majority of and he spoke about the majority that now the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was told about the state of affairs in gender and the Hellfire through way through revelation. Okay, and in some causes, or
sometimes he saw it in dreams, the process Selim would receive revelation through Gabriel through cimbri or through dreams, okay.
And he spoke about Jani in this hadith is talking about how most of the most of the people of the whole fire were the poor people. This next Hadith is a long Hadith I'm not going to mention the Hadith. It's long. It's a story. It's the story of July June Abbot. So mmm neverwet Rahim, Allah Allah, he included the story in this chapter. Very interesting story. It's a long story.
And I've actually dedicated a whole lecture about this story that you can download from the website, agenda. org. It's called your age and his mother's curse, your age, and his mother's curse. So geraten ibid. So this brings us to the last Hadeeth that was mentioned in this chapter. I just want to move on very quickly. Now to the next chapter, which he speaks about orphans. What does Islam say about orphans? First of all,
what is the definition of an orphan according to Islam,
in according to the masses of people, and often is one who has who has lost both parents. Generally speaking, the understanding of an orphan is if you have if your mother and father died, okay, then you are an orphan. In Islam is not exactly this definition. The definition of an orphan and the world for an orphan is your team, your team, okay, is a person who
his or her father has died only if you lose both your parents, you're an orphan. If you lose your mother in Islam, she dies and you below the age of puberty,
if you lose your mother, you're not an orphan. But if you lose your father, you're an orphan. Because the father at the end of the day is the breadwinner,
he is the one that's going to make a a significant have a significant impact on your future in your in your life.
So whereas if the mother died, okay, the father can always to provide for the, for his son or his daughter.
Okay, so the son or daughter will never be really any deprived as such, but he can be deprived or she can be deprived.
Only if the Father has only if the Father has died, or if the mother has died only there's no rule. Yes, there is a deprivation of the love of the mother and the affection of the mother, we're not discounting that, okay, we're not discounting that. But we're talking more about what's going to keep this, you know, this, this child going, financial support, okay.
And we see this, and we and we see this in the world today with many orphans, who, whose fathers have died,
that many parts of the world, probably we don't really see this in this encounter in western countries, because we're fortunate enough to be part of the 20% of the world who are living a very affluent life 80% of the world are a poor people, a poor people, 80% of poor people, consisting of the poor and the needy and the orphans, we belong to 20%
and some of us even belong to the top 5% of the world, in his in his very, you know, many of us, but by definition of what you know,
but by that definition, but anyway, let's go back to the orphan. 18 What does Allah say say in the Quran, he's mentioned a few verses, he was fifth Gen, meaning Allah says and lower your wings for the believers. Okay. And that's the sort of higit plus 88 and the lots of panel who were to Allah says, For many at the map, Allah tapa her, and as for the team, and as for the team,
treat not the orphan with oppression, treat not too often with oppression. And Allah says in the Quran, also, another verse that talks about this, Are you loving you can remove it, the family can levy it
Allah subhanaw taala says, Have you not seen him who denies the recompense without judgment? That is He Who repulses the orphan and urges not the feeding of the poor.
So it's the Quran has made reference to the orphan and looking after orphans and supporting orphans. Okay?
Now, with when it comes to orphans, if you do come across an orphan, you can't actually you can you can sponsor an orphan in Islam, but you cannot
you only take away their surname, we cannot attribute them as being your child. So yes, you can actually take him in, you can look after them, nurture them everything, but they have to it has to be known that that that child is not your child. It's not your biological child has to be known.
Now, there's some headings here that remember no we mentioned Okay, and one of the most important and encouraging hadiths prophetic traditions, which encourage us to give and to contribute towards orphans is this hadith? Listen to this hadith? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said,
Anna, were caffee lulea teamie Phil jannetty. Hakka, what shall be said that he will Wooster for Raja Bina whom he said, I will be like this in general with the person who takes care of an orphan, whoever takes care of an orphan will be in paradise in the company of the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, who will also be in the company of other prophets and messengers, because that will be in the highest level of gender. And he said, I will be in his company or her company like this.
In other words, he will they will and he and he indicated with his his index finger and his middle finger. In other words, we will be very, very close companionship. So, what an honor it is to be in the company and of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So if you want to be in the company of the prophesized Selim, then it's very, one of the ways you can achieve this is by sponsoring an orphan.
And this honor will be given to those who sponsor an orphan and handler in many parts of the world, you can do this you can do this from here, you can actually sponsor an orphan. And for something which is maybe like, very, very minimal, like for $50 a month in some country for $50 a month, okay, you could sponsor this an orphan and cover for his schooling and his food and his clothing and shelter for $50 a month. How not only would you get the reward of the year after that, well, like it is such a good feeling. When you are contributing. Here, you really feel good, you know, when you're helping somebody out. So this is same for all of us to consider to have an orphan somewhere in the
world. Okay, that you know, that you can actually sponsor and this is a part of your test your faith, that you only do things to those that are either related to you or your relatives or someone's understanding in return to you or do you do things for the sake of Allah azza wa jal
in this next Hadith, the prophet SAW Selim,
in forms of informs us of the reward, and he said,
and he said, he takes care of an orphan, whether he is his relative, or a stranger will be in genda with me like this, and he indicated with his middle finger and his index finger, so again, very meritorious, very virtuous act, to sponsor and often even if that often is your relative,
okay, even if it's your relatives, and actually, it's very encouraged to be sponsoring relatives because that increases the bond of kinship and the bond of the ties of kinship between you both.
So we learned my dear brothers and sisters in Islam that the Islamic system of welfare and economic security is not restricted to relatives only it includes, it includes every often and needy person. Now, this this hadith also informs us who is a Miskin and miskeen a needy person. It's the hadith of Abu huraira Allahu Allah, phantomhive Muslim, and miskeen he says Arsalan is not the one who can be turned away with a date fruit or two, or a morsel or two. The truth is Skeen is one who, despite his poverty, abstains from begging abstains from begging. In the Hadith that is found in Abu huraira the Allahu Allahu wa this hadith actually
And compares the one who looks after a widow or widow or a poor poor person to fighting in the way of allies or
putting your life at risk for the sake of Allah azza wa jal the problems are seldom said, One who strives to help the widows and the poor is like the one who fights in the way of Allah.
So again, there is an encouragement to look after widows a widow is a woman whose husband has died. A widow, or widower is the other way around. Okay, the one Okay, who has lost his wife.
So again, looking after the widow looking after the poor, another Hadith, the prophet SAW, Selim said, it's a highly favorable
response a Muslim, the worst food is the food of the marriage banquet, from which those are left out who would like to come and to which those are invited, who refuse to come here who rejects an invitation, disobeys aligners messenger. In an in another narration, the Messenger of Allah Azza wa sallam said, the worst food is the fruit of the marriage banquet, to which the rich are invited, and from which the poor are left out. In other words, whereby there's favoritism you only invite the rich people but the poor people, you give them their consideration.
And Islamic invite if you're gonna invite invite people don't look at the status, look at this person's rich, this person's poor,
you invite both and also when you are invited to a banquet away Lima, Lima, okay, a wedding feast or the like, then islamically you should attend, not reject the invitation unless of course, you've already have a prior commitment. So again, that creates harmony in the society, you know, you're attending people's, you know, weddings and partaking in the the joy and the happiness, how beautiful is there.
Another Hadith is the hadith of ns are the Allahu anhu reported the process lm said, Whoever supports two girls till they attain maturity, he and I will come on the Day of Resurrection like this. And he joined these two fingers. You see, in pre Islamic time, whenever they the the Arabs of the people at that time, the Jamelia time, the days of ignorance, if they had, if, if a woman delivered a girl that would actually bury her life.
And they look down upon they look down upon the female, when Islam came is think a women rights and Islam. You know, this is
you know, this was something that was practice back then. So, so then Islam came with encouraging Hadees encouraging teachings like this like is
the process of selling is saying that he who supports if you have two daughters, if Allah blesses you with two daughters or more, and you give them a good upbringing, and you support them and help them get on their feet, and, you know, instill in them the correct belief, and all those beautiful teachings, then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he's saying that you will be in his company, again, like this engine. So this is why a lot of Muslims, I like to have daughters, because it's something that will help them to get to gender. Okay? So whereas there was a time that they were
buried, buried alive and looked down, looked down upon and people's faces will become black, because they believe that a doctor can bring us a bad name. You know, that was the belief until Islam came and corrected this and fix this up and remove this oppression is tearing it will taking place.
shakeela 100 reports. A woman came to me with her two daughters, and she asked me for charity, but found nothing with me except one date fruit. So I gave it to her. So she accepted it and she divided it between her two daughters and herself and ate nothing out of that.
So she just divided the date between the two daughters. She then got up and went out and when the Messenger of Allah and the Prophet Mohammed pyswarm came in, and I narrated him to him what happened he said, He who is involved in the responsibility of bringing up two daughters, and he is benevolent towards them. They would become protection from him for him against the hellfire. Another encouraging Heidi, to look after your daughters to give them a good upbringing to support them.
And that could be your shield from the hellfire.
So another Hadith here the hadith of Mossad inside even abou Casa de la one whom man reported that Syed considered himself better than his inferiors. So the prophet SAW Selim said to him, you are given help and provision because of your weak ones. Sometimes you might be supporting someone
you might be providing for someone financially, and giving them your support. And then you see yourself I'm better than him. Well, guess what? Maybe the very fact that you'll reach the very fact that you have these riches in this money is because you're helping and had you not been hoping God wouldn't have provided for you and made you in get and giving you that, that that status that you have, or that position of wealth that you have, is purely because of the fact that you were hoping others it could well be the case. And that's why another Hadith.
Hadith a Buddha, Allah wanted his fans to be there would
the process tell him said seek among your weak ones, for you are given provision and help only because of the weak amongst you in other Hadith processes, and he said, Men have carcinoma in South Africa when you give sadaqa when you give charity to the poor and the needy, your wealth does not decrease. Your wealth does not decrease. How many times have we given for a noble cause? Whether it's the poor, the needy or a good cause? Do you find yourself poor? Do you find yourself out of pocket? Do you find yourself you know, there's no blessing in your wealth No, never happens that when God blesses Allah blesses your wealth. Allah blesses your money when you are giving for his
sake, for let us be from amongst the hands that are the upper hands than the lower hands, in shallow into the hands that give for the sake of Allah Subhana with Allah, we ask Allah subhanaw taala
to enrich us with his provisions and to enrich the poor, the weak, the needy, and the orphans, in our societies will love with an alum of sola who was Elena or vertica. Elena, Bina Mohammed