Channel: Daood Butt
Prophet Muhammad the best of creation and his unique qualities
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all rounder how the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was a unique, yet adaptable individual in the sense that he dealt with people that were poor. He dealt with people that were rich, he dealt with nobility, right with royalty. He dealt with leaders of other nations. He dealt with people that loved him and he loved them he dealt with people that hated him right and how he dealt with that in reaction we'll look at inshallah Tada. So the prophets on a long rally he was Saddam was a individual who in every single aspect of our life, in every situation, even the situation right now that we are sitting in, we can learn from him. So for example, just off the top of my head, you
know, someone walks through the door and sees a Halak going on they can either sit at the back come through the middle or come to the front, we know that this is a hadith that happened in three companions came in and that was a situation so every situation that we are faced with, we can learn something by tying it back in with the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
And Allah subhana wa tada said, and similar to ambia, about the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
sudden, cat you know, I needed an IRA and me and Allah subhana wa tada is speaking to are addressing the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he tells him we have sent you not but for a mercy to all of mankind.
Woman or son NACA, Illa. Allah, Allah mean, that you are a mercy for all of mankind, right? And I mean, here, it doesn't just mean mankind is in human beings, right? It also means the jinn, human beings, the jinn and everything that exists. And we see that the prophets on a long rally you ascend them literally was attending Hell, I mean, even when it came to moving a stone, he would not move it unless there was a need to move it. When it came to taking something off a tree was that something that he did or not? Right when it came to eating certain foods, or eating amounts of foods, right, and respecting the animals, respecting nature, respecting the ground, respecting the body, the human
body, he was rock metal anime, right, he was the person who showed us how to deal with every single situation. And we're going to ensure a lot of Tyler just point out a few of these. Tonight, we obviously can't go through every aspect of his life and all the different
ways and the different methods used by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but we'll go through a good number in sha Allah Tada.
Now, because someone is sent to all of mankind, or as a mercy to all of mankind, we could say, that doesn't mean that everyone is going to like him. Right. And we know that not everybody liked the profits on the long run, he was sending them, the muslimeen were close to him, the machine fought against him, right? Even though he was sent as someone to guide them, to help them to show them what is best for them. They didn't like him. They didn't like his way. Or maybe some of them liked him, but didn't like what he was preaching didn't like what he was calling towards. Right. So you and I in our life, don't think that even though you learn from the lessons of the Prophet sallallahu,
alayhi wasallam, that everyone is going to accept you don't ever feel that you're going to be accepted 100% because if the profits on the Mohali usnm, was sent as a mercy to all that exists, and still people did not accept Him, then you and I will not be accepted fully. And the reason why I say this is, for example, simple example, I'm delivering this halaqa this lecture right now, some of you will agree with certain things that I'm saying and the way that I maybe deliver it or the way that I speak the way that I present it, and some won't. And we have this skyrider amongst you know, a lot of the the speakers when they get together, they talk and discuss things and it's a general paradigm
shift Naveed knows right, about 80% of the people will understand accept and feel good with what you're saying. And maybe 10 to 20% will just say you know, this is just bogus, this is ridiculous, or I don't agree or you know what he's saying doesn't make sense and so on and so forth. So you will never please everyone. And that's the point. Not to please people. The point is to please Allah subhanho wa Taala when you please a law, those that are pleased with what you are saying and doing
will be pleased. Right? And those that are not pleased that Allah subhanho wa Taala is still pleased with what you're doing. So you're pleasing a law when the people are pleased because you're pleasing Allah subhanho wa Taala and even when you're displeasing
Certain people or people are displeased with what you're saying and doing even though you are trying your best to do the best according to the Sunnah and the Sharia of Allah subhanho wa Taala even if they're displeased with it, Allah subhanho wa Taala is pleased with you because you did your best trying to please Allah subhanho wa Taala and not trying to please the people. So that is the first example for us. How do we assist our own selves in pleasing Allah subhanho wa Taala and disregarding whether people like it or not, yes, when someone has an issue with what you say or do, you have to accept it and take it and try and learn from it. Right and this is the method of the Prophet
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, someone didn't like his message that he was, you know, coming to them with, they would tell him, they would explain it to him, they would express that to him, right and not go behind and talk to others about it, they would bring it to his attention.
In a Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned in Abu Dhabi, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, if there is any men from my nation that I have, that I have cursed or, or said something bad out of anger towards, then that is because I am from the children of Adam. Right? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is telling us this, and he says, I am from the children of Adam, I become angry, just like the children of Adam became angry. Right? So we are not always perfect human beings. The way that we deal with people in the situations that we're faced with, is going to differ. Sometimes we do the greatest thing according to our knowledge,
islamically. And other times, we might make a mistake. So this lecture tonight, I hope, you know, those that do the halaqa after me, maybe we can talk about the methods of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam in correcting people, so how to correct people's mistakes. This is a very important topic to learn about. But we don't have time for that tonight and shut them out at
the mercy of the prophets of Allah Allah who assigned them that he had towards his enemies. Okay, let's look at this, this next step, what type of behavior to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam have towards his enemies. Now, when we say enemies, the first thing that probably pops into our head is the battlefield when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the companions that are the alohar, on whom are on the battlefield, and they're fighting against the enemies, right? But even on the battlefield, the prophets on the Longhorn Allahu wa sallam taught the companions, How to Have mercy against their enemy. So the methods in fighting right, the ways in doing that was something
that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, showed them and taught them. Also we learned from the Prophet sallallahu early, he was setting them as life
that limits were not transgressed. So people were respected. So for example, women, children, religious people, religious places, these were things that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did not just go in and destroy, right? He did not do this. And this is very important for us to know today, because obviously what things are happening around the world, right? We see that these sort of topics are in, you know, current events. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in his method, in dealing with the enemies was a just, and also at times when he was off the battlefield, a very calm, very respectful type of behavior. Right? And let's take examples of that in sha Allah.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when he would go into certain lands, so let's say they conquered lands, or they were, you know, traveling, and there was a battle that took place. Did they destroy the trees? Did they destroy the wells? Did they destroy the places of worship? Did they destroy other things amongst them? No, they didn't. Right? They still respected the children. They respected the elderly, they respected the religious people of other religions, right, the religious people of other religions, because those religious people normally would not show up on the battlefield. Right? Even in Islam.
When the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam went out, you'll notice that those that were needed to stay behind to help out were told to stay behind. Yes, we see that abubaker and armineh Northland and all those companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam went out, but when there was a specific need for someone to stay behind, they remained behind, and islamically we see that the scholars, they are the ones that have the knowledge, they protect the knowledge, and so they're usually the ones that will stay behind. So out of respect in dealing with others, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would have that sort of behavior. Also, when we look at the example of
the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam, when a loss of hand with the harness and the angel of the mountains right to come and destroy, and he approached the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and asked him Do you want me to
destroyed take these two mountains and just crush the people of Mecca. Now this is when he came back from life. Do you want me to crush them? Just take these two mountains and destroy the people. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam even though he was being stoned, and blood was flowing from his body, and we know that his foot were was clogged to his feet. What did he say in response? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told the angel, no,
no, rather, I hope that Allah Subhana Allah to Allah will bring out from the progeny from the descendants of those people, those people that were harming him, the machine. He said, I hope that's a loss of Hamlet Allah will make from the descendants of those people. Those who worship Allah subhanho wa Taala alone. Subhana Allah, listen to that. He wishes that where he has hope that from the descendants of his enemies are people who worship Allah subhanho wa Taala. And I use this example a lot. If someone that, you know, the whole world looks at and says, Oh, you know, this person is an oppressor. If they were to come in and sit right here in front of us right now, how
would you feel?
Right? We could say, how would you react?
Or we could say, how would you want to react? But you wouldn't do it right? You'd probably say, Oh, this is an oppressor. Whatever person. You picture, whichever person you want in your head. And that person walks through the door right now and sits right in the front. What would you do? How would you behave towards this person? They just came into the mustard and sat down in the front. Even though they're in the mustard. Some people would probably get fired up and say no, get out and start shouting and yelling. Right? And we see this sometimes, and I'm excited. Hopefully not here in Calgary. But in Montreal. We see it all the time. People shouting and yelling and fighting with one
another. Oh, get out. You don't belong here. Right? Telling people just get out.
But this is the house of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Firstly, secondly, if the person comes to learn something, maybe that person who was an oppressor becomes someone that is good towards the deen. Look at hynd. Today we say hynd or the Allahu Allah right?
What did she do with the liver of the beloved uncle of the Prophet? salallahu alayhi wasallam What did she do? in the Battle of Ord at the end of the battle? Hamza, he she had someone hired as an assassinator to go and make sure that he killed the uncle of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and then she cut open his chest, took out his liver and started to chew and eat on the liver.
But today we say about the Allah or Anna
Amazing, isn't it? When she came to the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam ready to accept Islam? Did he did he turn to her and say get out? Great. Did he show that hurt? Get out? No, you don't belong here go. No, he didn't. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was tell Leilani we need to learn from the examples of the prophets of Allah ohana usnm. In dealing with the Muslim mean and dealing with the non Muslims We live in an area we where we are minority, even though we're a large community, Mashallah. We're still minority. Right? Even though we're born here, I myself am born here. Right? Born and raised in, in this country in Canada, in Montreal.
This is my country. And I say that this is my country. And when someone comes and tells me, especially in Quebec, when they tell me in French, go back to your country.
I look at them and I say, I don't have another country to go to. This is my country. I have one passport, one nationality, one citizenship. This is my country. And usually in Quebec, they speak to you in French. And so I respond to them and say, just we came across, right? And I tell them straight in French, because I speak French, that this is my country. And this is where I belong. And this is who I am. I'm a product of your society. Right? And so Allah subhanho wa Taala wants us to seek nearness to him, by pleasing Him in ways that are pleasing to Allah subhanho wa Taala and showing mercy to others. Right? This is the son of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, let's
move on the way or the method that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam wanted goodness for people of all faiths.
So if someone was of a different religion, for example, living among the Muslim in living among the Muslim mean, so this is someone who is for example,
A Jewish or a Christian, right? Who was living amongst a Muslim in? How did the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam treat them?
Did he go and destroy the house? Did he you know, just like throw garbage on their property.
I remember our teacher in Montreal, right my teacher growing up, I learned something really good from him is still stuck with me. He used to take out the garbage of his neighbors, the person that lived on the right and the left side of him on the garbage collection day, he would go out early in the morning because we wake up for fudge. Right? So he would go to the mustard for fudger. On his way back from fudge, the neighbors would still be sleeping, he would go to their backyards and pull out the garbage containers to the front of the road. And I used to go to his house and sleep over when I was young, right? And asked him like, why do you do that is freezing cold? You're wasting
your time taking the neighbor's garbage out? He says the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, even when he was being harmed, he was still kind towards other towards others, right? Yes, there's a difference between battlefield and we leave the battlefield aside. Why do I leave the battlefield aside? Are we in the battlefield right now?
No, we're not. Probably maybe for our entire life we wouldn't be from the time I was born until now. I've never seen a battlefield. And Allah subhanho wa Taala knows best what's in our future, right? But we live amongst people who we need to show an example to and if the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was mercy for everyone, then why should we not be merciful upon them? They are our neighbors. And we should treat our neighbors how we expect to be treated by our neighbors. So the next time we complain that our neighbors have, you know, maybe racial sort of behavior towards us, or treat us as though we're second class citizens, we should treat them even better. We should treat them even
better. Because we love for our brothers yes in Islam, what we love for ourselves, but we also want to show an example of Islam to others, so that they can respect us back. And this is the way of the Prophet sallallahu henday he was send them how the prophets on the long line he will send them was mercy towards the believers right towards the Muslim in
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meanie? No for me. A last panel with Allah says in sort October that verily there has come unto you a messenger from amongst yourselves. So this is obviously for the Muslim in at that time, right, but also from amongst us, right from amongst us as an ummah. One of us which was a prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was chosen to be the Messenger of Allah subhanho wa Taala it grieves him meaning it grieves the prophets on a longer I do send them the last panel that Allah is telling us, it grieves him that you should receive any injury or difficulty. So it hurts the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam, when he saw the Muslim means being hurt, he was hurt.
And he is anxious over you. For the believers. He is full of pity, kind, and he's merciful. So Allah subhanho wa Taala teaches us that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam felt for us and he felt what we felt. So when you feel hurt, know that the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam felt hurt when the Muslim men felt hurt. But now let's look at our reaction. When things happen around the world against the Muslim in and we see the way that people react, right, we see the way that they react towards those that are speaking against the Muslim in for example, would the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam approve of our method in dealing with people?
Would he approve with our method in dealing with people? When we speak to people do we speak to them kindly? Do we say our please and thank you like our parents teach us to do? Or do we speak to them as though they're they're second class citizens and we have a right because when we do that we are showing pride and a little bit of arrogance. That Yes, I have a right yes you do have a right. But you need to show respect back. Why? Because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when his
feet were clogged. So his footwear did he turned around until the angels just destroy them? Did he pick up a stone and throw it back at them? Did he go and burn flags? Did he take books and LED light them on fire? Or take pictures of people and stomp on them with his feet? Did he do things like this?
Would he have done things like that? But Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used methods in showing others, that Islam was the right way. And even when there was a janazah, a funeral procession of someone that was not listening, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would stand up out of respect for that person, meaning the you know, the dead body. And this is an example that we show respect. Yes, someone from amongst who has passed away. But it also shows us as muslimeen, that we didn't do our part. That that is a person who died outside of Islam.
And we maybe could have contributed to that. Yes, Allah subhanho wa Taala. He is the one who guides who he wills, as we said at the very beginning, at the very, very beginning and almost the beginning of every single hookman lecture, the Imam, the colleague, whoever will start and say that Allah Subhana Allah guides who he wills and those that are misguided Allah subhana wa, tada will misguide them, right. So, when we talk about showing an example to others, yes, Allah subhanho wa Taala, guides who he wills, but did you do your part? That's the question. When you know, people around you that passed away, that whether they were Muslim or non Muslim, and you dealt with them, you
interacted with them, they may have been your relatives, I have relatives that are non Muslim. My mom accepted Islam, her whole side of the family is Roman Catholic. I know very well, that I will be questioned about that. So am I doing enough to speak to them, to encourage them to show them not so much speaking, but to show them the example of Islam? In my actions, in my dealings with them, in the way that I react when they say something like, Man, you guys pray too much, right? Or you guys are so picky. There's too many rules you have to eat. This has to be halal. It's got to it, you know, too many rules. Chicken is chicken, beef is beef. Just eat it. Right? How do you react to the
way that you're spoken to?
And sometimes it doesn't even take speech. And we see this in the in the example of the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam
when he was walking back and holding the provisions of an elderly woman, right, and she had provisions so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam went to her and asked, you know, can I help you? And she gave him the stuff and he was carrying it back to her home. And the whole way, she is bad talking the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the whole way. She's saying, Be careful. She doesn't even know that it's him. She's saying Be careful of the men named Mohammed. He's a magician. He's a soothsayer. He's an evil person. He's spreading lies. He's a poet, right? He speaks very eloquently. He's tricking people. Be careful of him. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Is
he saying? No, he's not. What are you talking about? You don't know what you're talking about. You're crazy. You're an old lady. Is he saying that? No, he's not some Allahu alayhi wa sallam. He's remaining completely silent, completely silent. This is a prime example that I use all the time to show people that a lot of the time. Actions speak louder than words.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam reached her home, put the provisions down for her.
And then he's about to leave and she asks, What's your name?
You know, I didn't even ask your name. You know, what's your name? And he says, I'm Mohammed.
Whoa, what just happened? Right? What just happened? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is hearing this lady bad talk Muhammad the whole way home. She gets home, he puts the stuff down. She's happy. She's pleased all this young man he helped me. Right. And Subhana Allah, He says, That's him. The man that you are talking about the whole way. That's him. What does she say? That she starts to say, ah, get out of here. You know, start, you know refuting? You know, his help or refusing his help and stuff like that. Does she say anything in return? She says, You that's you.
Yes, that's him. Right. He acknowledges that. That's him and on the spot.
She accepts Islam. on the spot she says eyeshadow Allah Allah in the law. Why the hula Sharia color? eyeshadow Anika Mohammedan are two horizontal. Amazing. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam didn't have to say anything, absolutely nothing.
Absolutely nothing. So when you deal with people, sometimes over the long run, they might not even know that you're a Muslim, because you might not show signs of Islam, or you show signs of Islam to them. But they don't know that these are values and characteristics of Islam. So how do you plug we should say, how do you plug Islam into the lives of others that are around you?
Let's look at another example in sha Allah hota Hannah,
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam at some times was more kind to the believers to the Muslim in then the parents of those Muslim in themselves. Sometimes those parents a lot of the time, they were not even Muslim. So the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam showed mercy to them, even more than their own parents showed mercy upon them. And we know those of us that are parents, we know how much love we give to our children. When they're small, and they have a cold, we stay awake at night watching them to make sure they're breathing. Make sure the chest is going up and down their breathing. And sometimes you have a busy day, the next day at work. But you spend the whole night
watching this newborn baby is the chest going up and down, up and down, up and down. The whole night. The child gets older, playing around falls down hits their head on the ground, cuts, their head opens bleeding, you leave everything you might even leave your wallet, your laptop, whatever is in your hands your phone, you might drop it pick up your child and rushed to the hospital. Every single thing that you do in your life. When something happens to your child you feel Subhana Allah I need you know, you just go you drop everything and go.
And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam treated the muslimeen better than that.
Better than that? How do we treat someone better than that? That's where we learn from the example of the profits on a long earlier center.
Let's take another example in sha Allah, Allah Tada. Very quickly the mercy of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam towards orphans. And not only orphans, we should tie it in with today as well. We don't see many orphans a lot of the time in the cities that we live in. But what about the homeless? What about the needy? What about those that make less? What about those that can pay their rent? What about those that live in low income housing and we look at them and we say, Mashallah, in Canada, you know, Hamdulillah, we have this welfare system gives people low income housing, right? And it's great. And we look at it from outside, you say, well, the government gives people nice
places to live.
But sometimes those family members can't even afford to put food on the table. Maybe they don't even have a table to give food to their children in front of them. So they have four walls around them. And from the outside, we look at them and say, well, Mashallah low income earners? Look at what they get, you know, they get everything, um, the love, life's good for them. Right? And we're working hard at work. Right? I'm not saying all of us, but sometimes this is the case, but within their houses, they might be struggling. So how much mercy Do we have upon those? Do we go and visit our Muslim brothers and sisters that are living in such houses? Or apartments? Do we go and visit our
Muslim in brothers that might be living in nice houses, maybe they're struggling in other ways. Maybe they have family issues. Maybe they're too shy to come forward and speak to others about it. Sometimes you see your brother in the mustard or your sister in the mustard, and you notice something is wrong. You can tell on their face. Maybe they look extremely tired. Or they look as though you know life is just some handle that's catching up to them. They're going through difficult times. You ever asked Can I help you? Is everything okay? If you need something, just let me know. Give them a hug. Right? And just say, you know if you ever need him, if you ever need me, I'm always
there for you. Give me a call anytime day or night on there. Do we do that? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam especially when he was dealing with orphans. He was an orphan himself. We today I know I remember I went to an orphanage. I've been to quite a few orphanages. I was living in Malaysia for a number of years. A lot of orphanages out there. And I went to an orphanage once and the people that came for us that came with us. This was during Ramadan. And we went to feed the orphans. We went there to you know, we had purchased some nice food for them to give to them during Ramadan.
And some people were feeling like, you know what, these are orphans. They don't have parents so they don't really shower very well. You know, their hair doesn't look like it's done properly. Maybe they have lice, right so people kept their distance from the
Children they were there smiling and talking to them that keeping their distance. What did the profits on the long run? He was some of them used to do. We know that when he would see orphans, he would love to make them feel as though they were his own child. Right? They were it his own children. He would pat them on the head, right playing with their head and their hair. Is he thinking of lice. Pamela, Go wash your hand after a big deal, right? And our time we have water and soap and disinfectant in our pockets and our bags, we could disinfect our hands anytime.
Tap, pat them on their head, makes them feel loved and welcomed. Make them feel as though even though they don't have a father, and sometimes don't even have a mother, that you are their mother and father, you are the one that's going to take care of them. You're going to be there for them. When they get older. When they need your assistance, you're going to be there for them. Now when they don't have food in front of them to eat. You're going to take off your own jacket and give it to them. When the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would tell the companions to bring forward their wealth to give for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala did they go home and say, Okay, I
haven't worn this shirt in six months or a year. This one's a little bit torn as worn out. So let me you know, get that one and give it away like we do today. When we say Oh, give your clothing away to those that need it. We go and we look at our used stuff. What's really old and used? Do we take our newest things out? And give that for the sake of pleasing Allah subhana wa ttan? Do we give the best of what we have for a loss of Hannah Montana? Or do we give the used stuff that we don't really want we're gonna get rid of anyways. Look at the example of Calvin and Hobbes right two brothers from Adam alayhis salaam. What were they asked to do? present a sacrifice. Bring something to please
Allah subhanho wa Taala corbeil brought you know, useless grain grain that was old.
And what did habil bring? Nice, good, beautiful animal. presented it. This is for Allah subhanho wa Taala right bringing it for the sake of pleasing Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And us today need to learn from that example as well. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam even when his uncle Abu Talib, right.
When he was at a little bit of an older age, the prophets of Allah Allah He will send them to Cali even Vitaly took him into his own house. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam didn't have to look after him. But to relieve his uncle, who was not even a Muslim, who was not going to relieve his uncle to assist him and help him. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam looked after Ali himself.
And we need to start doing this as well. Brothers and sisters, we need to start looking after those that live in our community. You know, a sister who's a single mother, reach out, have your wife reach out to that sister, how can we help you? What do you need? Are you having difficulty paying your rent? Are you having difficulty buying clothing? winter's coming? Do your children have boots? Do children have a hat? Dear children have a scarf and gloves and socks and a snow suit? Do they have what they need to go to school? Do they have pencils and paper? Right? Are we asking those families that we know very well amongst us in our communities that need help? are we helping them
they may not even be orphan children. But the profits on the long run a US alum shows us the example of mortality land. I mean, are we doing that? Are we living up to the name of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam? Are we living up to the example of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam? If we want to please Allah subhanho wa Taala. And we want gentlemen, do you think it's going to come at an easy cost? An easy price. You must work hard. We must strive as hard as we can. thinking outside of the box. thinking outside of the box brothers and sisters. Be wise, be clever. Be smart. deal with people in a way that is just an honest. And I'm not saying when someone steps on your toes that you
don't have any rights. No, you have rights. You have rights as a human being. You have rights as a citizen of a country you're living in. You have rights as a Muslim, you have many different kinds of rights. Right? I remember just an hour ago, I was you know, posting something online. And I noticed on Twitter, a police officer in our community in Mississauga had posted a picture of a dog, the head of the dog that someone had
Either beaten or hurt somehow I don't know what it was. But it was a picture and it said, the person who did this needs to be prosecuted to the max.
And this is a dog
Are we the type of people that look after the human beings, the nature around us, even the animals that we see in front of us? Lastly, I want to take the example where the profits on the long run he was one of them, there's a number of things I wanted to get into, like, you know, helping the prisoners, those that were put in prison unjustly in different parts of the world, maybe, you know, we can help them in a system in certain ways, providing them whatever, you know, assistance in the justice system that we can, for those that are sick, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam showed us their six rights, for example, that a Muslim has over another Muslim. The first being greetings
when someone says sent Mr. La comm do respond to their sentiment, and do you respond in the method of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam by saying equal to that or more. So a person says I said, mRNA Can you say why nekoma salam? But what's encouraging us to say more?
Why de como Salaam, Sam, what are two law? What about our cattle, right? Also a right of a Muslim upon us when they invite us for something we must accept that invitation. Of course, if we have something already scheduled at that time, or there's already something going on, that's a different story. Another write of a Muslim upon us when they seek your advice, give them the advice that they need. Don't give them the advice that they want. This is our mistake. When someone comes to us for advice, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would give advice to that person, the advice that they need, not the advice that they want. Meaning, be just be honest, in the advice that you give
someone is wrong. Don't be shy to tell them you're wrong. In this case, what you should have done, or what you should do now is x y Zed. So be just be honest, in the way that you give advice and give advice to others that they need. Remember that always and not advice that they want. Then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam also says with regards to the rights of a Muslim upon another when they sneeze, and they praise a lot respond to that as well. So someone says on handling laughter sneezing, say our hammock, Allah right. When the next right is when a person is sick, visit them. And when a person dies, follow the funeral procession.
How many times do we visit the sick?
How many times have we gone to the hospital this year? randomly, without going because we are sick? we randomly go to the hospital for no absolute reason. Even though parking might be very expensive at the hospital go because your reward while visiting someone that is sick. In another Hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says in Sahih Muslim, whoever visits a sick person remains among the horror of Paradise until he returns and what is this? The scholars say that it is the fruits of Paradise meaning it's a metaphor, you are earning the reward of Paradise until you return. you're earning the reward of Paradise from the time that you're gone to visit someone who's sick until the
time that they return. would we not want paradise? How many times do we go out of our way, when we're driving down the street and we see the hospital like may law save us from this place.
But we should turn our indicator on turn the car into the parking lot go inside and just walk through whether we see a Muslim or a non Muslim irrelevant. You see someone who's sick a patient, sit with them, talk to them, encourage them, especially patients that are extremely sick, about to die, you might go to them. They have no family members.
Many times you see people who are elderly, in these countries even more so when children get older, they put their parents in the old folks home, right? So when they get sick and they're in the hospital, where the children are too busy at work. So these parents who are elderly grandparents, in the hospital, no one's visiting them. You walk in, you see them, you speak to them, you smile at them. They become curious, why did you come and visit me?
You didn't have to say anything about Islam. They're asking you why did you come and visit me? I'm some random patient in the hospital. What made you come to me today? You tell them Allah subhanho wa Taala made me come to you today. It is from the color of Allah subhanho wa Taala that I turned into this hospital. He wanted me to come here. He wanted me to visit
You and I'm fulfilling our rights that I have upon you. If they're a Muslim, this is a right that they have upon you.
And in the time that I'm here, I'm earning my agenda Subhana Allah, amazing, amazing opportunity that Allah subhanho wa Taala gives us and it's free. It's a free opportunity, a free road to gender. But are we taking this? Lastly, brothers and sisters I mentioned the example of the of the dog the animal famous Hadith that we all know mentioned or reported by Abu hurayrah the long run when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells us about the adulterous right, the adulterous, who was forgiven. This is a woman who is committing illegal according to Islam, illegal sexual acts.
Someone who is committing a major sin, comes back to their home and sees next to the well. A dog who wants water for their life they want water. This dog is seeking life through this water. And this woman takes off her footwear, ties it to her scarf or her her gown and puts it down into the well takes out the water from the well and takes her footwear and puts it down in front of the dog and lets it drink out of it.
The profits on long hair How do you ascend them says as a result of that action. She was forgiven. As a result of that action she was forgiven. From an adulterous to being forgiven by giving a dog water to drink.
are we seeking the blessings of Allah subhana wa tada brothers and sisters in the things that we have around us? Right? Remember if you were there for the hookah today, remember what we talked about? Try and remember Allah subhanho wa Taala all the time, by things that you see around you. Try to please Allah subhana wa Taala in every situation that you're in, you might be late after salah and you're rushing out this door.
But you see someone who comes and shakes your hand and gives you Salaam the least you can do is respond to their sentiment gives them a smile, because we know that the smile The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam teaches us is sadaqa so leave them with something good. Leave the mustard making someone else feel good that they go home and they say somehow analyze or so and so person they're telling their family I met someone so person today and they're happy to meet you. So we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to make it easy for us to learn the methods of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, in dealing with others in the situations that were faced with, wherever we are on Earth.
Whatever the case is, whoever approaches us however they approach us, we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to make us be the living, walking, talking example of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in his method in pleasing Allah subhanho wa Taala or something Allahu wa sallam Oberg, anana b&m Hamad where Allah Allah He was asking yourself
questions, three questions in Sharla. Yes.
Should we visit non Muslim sick people? Yes, we should.
Should we make dua for them? There's nothing wrong with making a half for someone who's a non Muslim you make dua to Allah guides them to Islam. You make do either a lot opens their heart, you make do out for you that Allah gives you the wisdom, the knowledge and the ability and the hikma in your speech, that your speech is accepted by that person, that sometimes you try and give Dawa to people I know, because like I said, my family, a lot of them, they're not Muslim, the majority of my relatives are not Muslim. And when you speak to them, you want to make sure that your words are understood. So you make dua to Allah for you to be given the ability to convince them or to have an
effect upon them in your words. So not only do you make do offer them make Do I have for you to be effective upon them. So yes, it is something that is permissible and allowed. And yes, you should visit the non Muslims, right, you should visit the non Muslims as well. It is a right of a Muslim upon another Muslim. So if there's someone who's sick and you know that they're sick, you should go and visit them. Right? You should go and take some time, or at least the least that you can do. I know we have a busy lifestyle, the least we should do is give them a phone call. Right? go and visit them. If you can spend two minutes, three minutes, nothing long. If you're really busy, they will
appreciate that time. It will be more valuable than the possessions that they have in this world.
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a season what can we see when a non Muslim sneezes the exact same thing that we would see for Muslim or non Muslim with exception of Temecula? That second part when you say
that it is legislated to see for the non Muslim as well. Let me guide you and rectify yourself.