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Honoring Ahlul Bayt Descendants

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Hamza Yusuf

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In the family of the prophets I seldom is obviously the Al bait is the the uncles of the Prophet hands out of the line who say the Hamza we go visit him, honor Him, the Shahada

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and a bass, Akil, who's shared all these grandfather, all these people we honor them and love them and then their children and then the children Jafar the cousins and their children Elijah for you know, last night I was with five or six of them, you know, just from an asset or from a Java and you should love them because they're the children of the Prophet's family and and anybody who has intercept many people have intercept some people look at it like How's that possible? Well, it's very easy the majority of people on the earth according to hotlines, you probably have some blood from the prophets, Eliza, even the non Muslims a Queen Elizabeth claims it in her lineage. john

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kerry, if you look at peerage birds, peerage, john kerry has the man that ran for president, he has blood from the family of the prophets lies to them through a Persian connection. So a lot of people have blood, but descendants are people that have a lineage directly to the Prophet with a tree. Now, there are people that don't have that. I mean, they, they, they have trees, but they're not real. That's true, because it was a very prestigious thing. So you find that, but what I've noticed is that people, there are people that have firaga and can see the family and I've seen this many, many times. I really have. I'll give you one example. There's a man in Mauritania, Mohammed Zayn, who is

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a [???]ty, very spiritual man, really amazing scholar. There's out there. He's the only person I've ever seen to actually get up to greet and when he comes to visit, and but I brought somebody from New York who was there, Egyptian and we visited. And Mohan Zane said to me, is he is he a Sharif? And I said, Not that I know. And he said, No, he's he's a Hasani, you know, he's he's from the family of Hassan. And I didn't, I told the person that they didn't know about it. When we got back to New York, I asked his mother, you know, what their lineage was? And she said, Well, my grandfather says that we're hasin ease. You know, but I never took that seriously. I've seen that

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many times. I mean, I was with somebody in here, we were in Morocco. And one of the people there also asked me is that person from the sad that from India? And I said, Yes. And he said, martial law.

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100%. So there's people that see it, like it's real. And some of them they've, you know, they've got I saw man yesterday was so clearly say, you know, and I just said, you know, are you from the side, and he just started crying.

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Because a lot of them are ashamed of it now. It's like, they feel so, so much shortcoming. You know, because of the responsibility, but really honoring the family of the Prophet. There's no doubt some of the family abuse their rank amongst the Muslim because Muslims used to really take this very seriously. In Egypt, it was a law. during the mamluk period, you had to actually wear a turban to distinguish that you were from the family, so that nobody from the family would be insulted or mistreated. So the men had to wear green turbans, it was actually a law. If you were assayed, you were supposed to wear a distinctive badge of honor. So many of the greater honor members sadder.

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There's also Hulu in it. Some of the Shia tradition go to an extreme and say that the ame are infallible, we don't believe that. They're human beings, they make mistakes. And so some of the sad that have abused that but even see the rock said, even if they abuse it, or or they're sinners or they're distant from a lot, you should always have compassion and mercy for them, and look at them as your best friend and most beloved child, that you just feel bad for them. Like you don't have any animosity towards them. Even if they do something to you wrong. You don't. And that's why Mr. Maddock when he was whipped unjustly, by the governor here who was a descendant of the province I

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sent him he said that every time that the soldier raise the whip, he asked forgiveness for months or for doing that, because of his place in relation to the province allies center. That's love. So it's important to really love the family and the Muslims have lost this quality. You know, we've just lost as we've lost, you know, traditionally they always made sure that the sad

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If they were there because they're descendants of the prophets I sent out, and then on the other hand to the sadder because there are people in here that are related to the Prophet, there's an obligation to be noblesse oblige. Like the French say, you know, nobility obliges you to behave in certain ways. So there's an onus also on the Sangha to behave with dignity, to not

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do things or inappropriate for their I'm this true for anybody but in particular moreso there's, it's like fasting when you fast it's hard to backbite but when you fast, it's really how long

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do you know when you're in Mecca, things are not the same as when you're outside of Mecca, it's still hot off to do certain things. But in Mecca, it's really hot on it's it's much more serious. And the same is true for the sad that it's, it's the way it is because they the blood of the Prophet runs in their veins. And the Prophet never intended for any of his offspring to be other than righteous servants of God. There's no doubt about that. No doubt about that. That was his desire. He made up for his own Luria. So no matter how far they go astray, they're still his children. And we should hope for the best for them and good for them always make do out for them. Treat them with

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courtesy, always out of because they're sad. And if they're Noma, then they have a double right there, say it and Adam, they have double right? Even our bass, Osama bin Zayed when he took even I bass out, even my bass was taking him out. And he said, No, this is far enough. And he said, No, we were commanded to do this with our cinema, because he was from the oma. And he kissed him. And he said, we're going to do this with the family of the prophets a lot, isn't it? And we know that say, Now Omar used to take an eye bass out in Sahih Bukhari and when they the drought would come, he would take a bass out and make Shifang with the uncle of the Prophet, and say, we used to do this

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with the Prophet, when he was here, we would do it with him. Now we're doing with ADD bass, to show the people that the family of the Prophet is still with us. Their presence among us is part of the prophetic presence in the world. And that's why it's important for them to be people of generosity, the saddle should be the most generous people. And traditionally, they were given money just so they could be generous. And that's why a portion of the booty the fifth goes to the family, to take care of all their needs, but also so that they could distribute it and be generous and it creates love and genders love in the people. So it's the only you know, every religion.

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Islam is an egalitarian religion, there's no doubt about that, you know, and, and, but there are distinctions amongst people. And the distinctions are primarily distinctions of piety and learning that those are first and foremost, but lineage does have its place. There's no doubt about that. The Prophet talked about good families. It's also recognizing the Shabbat you know, that was not magic. It might not have teachers, there's no distinction lineage.

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But in the chevron method, they recognize lineage as something that is in marriage and things like that, that it can be a reason for in compatibility in the Shafi method, not in the Maliki. But certainly the debate of the prophets lies to them. They do have that distinction just by the mere fact that they're descendants of the Prophet and that is true also for Quraysh generally. And then for the Ashraf are people related to the family not directly, like the Halloween people from Ali's other wives not from Fatima, the sadder are from Fatima. And they go through Hassan and Hussein. The 70s are mostly in the east, the houses are mostly in the West because the family split during the

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tribulations and they were massacred, killed, a lot of them were literally butchered. They're very afraid of them because of the Shia revolutions against the Umayyad and the Ambassador Power. And the fear of the rise of the families claims to the caliphate. That's where that comes from. So there was a lot of real treachery, a lot of killing, but you should love the family and and honor them because they're the children's children of our province, Allison,

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he would certainly he loves them. When I've seen people, you know, somebody came up to me once.

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And

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I mean, I just knew she wasn't really practicing Islam. Just, you know, I didn't assume that but I just felt that and short term that these dreams of the Prophet she was having. And I just said, Are you at the center of the province? She's like, how do you know

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and the oil

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I knew was there's no way he would come to people

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that weren't you know, if they're not really practicing unless he's got some special connection with them. So that happens to his own children. And that's why he does intercede for them enough cotton oola there's no lands have been homeodomain foreign says there's no nessa on the first enough, there's no Knesset but on the second one there is He intercedes for his family and people that don't believe that are just wrong. He intercedes for his family.

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And,

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and he says, that is how to combine a lot more data. So say, I'm not asking you a reward for this deal. I'm not asking you for any money but love my family

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that's in the Quran. So it's part of our Deen to love the family of the Prophet and and then the other thing I'd add for the sad and shut up is that those people who do not practice and are specially don't show a lot of commitment to the religion, they always have tribulation.

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It's just a given. You're gonna have tribulation.

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They have a lot of depression in the family. A lot of you know poverty, calamities, children. I mean, just you see it, there's a lot. And that's why it's very important because and part of that's all purification, because if they're not, if there's not a real mujaddid going on, they'll get it from other ways.

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You read the law, how do you think use of anchor Marissa added bait with a Heroku top Hara? Allah says in the Quran, he wants to remove from the family of the Prophet, all impurities, and to purify them. So they they often go through a lot of tribulations. There's books written on it, MacArthur thought of again, the photojournalist behind me is one of the great books about all the horrible things that happened to the family and why and it's really, to me, it's a proof of his songs like Benny and Sarah, if Ben is sort of a chosen group of people, you know, a lot shows them, you can't it's undeniable, anybody that knows Jews, they have to recognize that about Jews they have, they

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have special qualities they just do. It's as simple as that is undeniable. And they know it, too. They sense it. You know,

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they're always in the universities in the United States. Look where they are. They're on the first chairs. And they're always do. They're sharp people, they're very intelligent people. They're, they're out strippers in many of their fields. They're great contributors to a lot of things, they have a lot of gifts, God's given them a lot of gifts with those gifts come immense responsibility. They also have had immense tribulation in the world, because Allah doesn't give anything special to people without expecting something from them. And if they don't do that, they have tribulations. And that's why even the Orthodox Jews, that's what they consider those tribulations are from abandonment

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of the Torah. I mean, that's their own position, about that. So it's very important for for the Muslims in general, but for the family and specific to be aware of their duties and their service. And you'll find many people in our community that are serving this Deen

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the most you'll find they're often related. I've seen that in many places, you'll find some of the most active people and that it's from that blessing and prayers that were made for them and for their offspring and their family. But you will find that in many communities and then if somebody's married to a Sharif, they have to honor that it's especially if it's a non Sharif with a woman, you know, they really have to be careful with the man also, you know, just honoring the shut off because because it is it's it's a thing. They also have to honor it's a two way street. And I'm not denying that but like I said the onus is on us to honor the children of the Prophet whether they honor that

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lineage or not is their business but the onus is on us to honor them.