Channel: Hamza Yusuf
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But I brought somebody from New York who is they're Egyptian and we visited. Hong 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 Hassani, you know, he's he's from the family of Hassan. And I didn't, I told the present, 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 Hasson knees. You know, but I never took that seriously. I've seen that 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 sadder from India? And I said, Yes. And he said, martial law,
you know, 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 the other day was, so clearly say, you know, and I just said, you know, you from the sad and he just started crying.
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 abused their rank amongst the Muslims, because Muslims used to really take this very seriously. In Egypt, it was a law. during the mameluke 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, though 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 Mauer sadder.
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 side that have abused that, but even see the rock said, even if they abuse it, 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 prophets I
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 I realized, 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, we've lost, you know, traditionally, they always made sure that the sadder if they were there, because they're descendants of the prophets that 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
do things are inappropriate for there. Is this true for anybody but in particular moreso there's, it's like fasting when you fast it's hot on to backbite but when you fast, it's really how long
do you know when you're in Mecca, things are not the same as when you're outside of Mecca, it's still hot, um, to do certain things, but in Mecca, it's really hot. Um, it's, it's much more serious. And the same is true for the sad that 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 may die for his own glory. 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 courtesy, always out of because they're sad. And if they're not, then they have a double right there, say it and they have double right? Even our bass, Osama bin Zayed when he took even our bass out. Even our 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 own ammo 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 Satan Omar used to take an eye bass out in Sahih Bukhari and when they the drought would come
He would take a bath out and make shefa with the uncle of the Prophet, and say, we used to do this with the Prophet, when he was here, we would do it with him. Now we're doing with our 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 sathers 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 can distribute it and be generous and it creates love
and genders love in the people. So it's the only you know, every religion.
Islam is an egalitarian religion, there's no doubt about that, you know, 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 unit that was not my method teaches there's no distinction lineage.
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 proceedings are mostly in the east, the houses are mostly in the West, because the family split
during the tribulations and they were massacred, killed a lot of more literally butchered. They're very afraid of them because of the Shia revolutions against the Umayyad and the ambassade 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. I sent him and he would certainly, he loves them. When I've seen people, you know, somebody came up to me once.
And 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 a descendant of the Prophet? And she's like, How do you know?
And the only way I knew was there is no way you would come to people
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 of rain on your maiden Quran says there's no nessa on the first Nephi 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.
and he says, that was how to Kumar La Jolla, 11 more data, per se. I'm not asking you a reward for this Dean. I'm not asking you for any money but love my family
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.
It's just a given. You're gonna have tribulation.
They have a lot of depression in the family. A lot of in 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.
You read the law Whoa. Do you have an uncle Marissa advait will you by Heroku 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 Potter began the photojournalist behind he 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 many SRT has been a 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 have special qualities they just do. It's as simple as that is undeniable. And they know it, too. They sense it. You know,
they're always in the universities in the United States, look where they are. They're on the first chairs, and they're always doing. 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 a lot 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 what even the Orthodox Jews, that's what they consider those tribulations are from
abandonment of the telara. 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 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. 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 lineage or not is their business but the onus is on us to honor that.