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Bismillahirrahmanirrahim assalamu aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh
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And hamdulillah we gather today for our reminder on the platonic characteristics. Today inshallah we will be speaking about the characteristic of Rama and mercy.
Lama is one of those characteristics that Allah subhanahu wa tada attributes to himself. Every time we open the Quran to read, we start by saying Bismillah R Rahman Rahim
Allah subhanahu wa tada attributes these two characteristics of Rahman and Rahim to himself.
There are unima engage in a discussion on what the meaning of Rahman and Rahim is.
And one thing they agree on is that the route to both words is actually one. They both come from Rama, which means mercy. Now, the nuance difference between the two they've discussed and a lot of written on the bay lobby. He has a lengthy discussion in his seat on
the differences between a Rahman and Rahim, a man of dunya we're human after that, man is Mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala whose Mercy is manifested in the world, meaning it's um, it's general to believers and non believers. This is that Mercy of Allah, which those who believe in those who do not believe all benefit from and then there is a Rahim. This is that mercy, which is benefited, specifically by the believers to believers benefit from this. So like this, there is a difference. But however, the main thing is that a lot of what jazz speaks in the honor of his mercy, he speaks of it so frequently and so much that I think for many of us, it just passes by and we don't stop to
think about what it is that Allah subhanho wa Taala is telling us when he says that I am a Rama, what Allah subhana wa tada says, My Mercy encompasses everything that Allah subhana wa tada is the one who will shower mercy upon His servants. However, Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us that Who else is there to show you mercy other than Allah, Who else is there to show you kindness other than Allah subhana wa Tada. So, for Mandela, the young, young Soto human body, who is there to help you after Allah subhana wa Tada.
it's always important to know
that where we talk about the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala, we should never forget about the punishment of Allah subhanho wa Taala. To that is there as well. And the balance that exists between exercising the mercy of Allah and being fearful of
the punishment of Allah subhanho wa Taala exercising, asking Allah for his mercy, and experiencing that Mercy of Allah,
and also being afraid of and seeking protection from that punishment, that accountability of Allah subhanho wa Taala is very important.
But, however, if there ever was an equation, in which we were able to lay out the portions for our understanding and for the understanding of mankind,
that what, where Allah subhanho wa Taala has mercy is in comparison to his anger, his accountability, his punishment, we would speak to put onic words and say, what it was
that my mercy Allah azza wa jal says, encompasses all it gathers everything it surpasses everything, it expands anything it goes beyond anything that a person may think is greater than the mercy of Allah subhana wa tada and this
is the approach that we should take when building our relationship with Allah. Always remember that nothing stands between us and allows mercy, enough with the fear mongering enough with telling people that they are constantly under a cloud of punishment.
No one's denying the punishment. But when we compare the to the anger of Allah and the mercy of Allah, there's no doubt at the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala surpasses and anyone that pains Allah subhanho wa Taala in an image Other than that, should really think about how much they really know. Allah subhana wa tada and how much they think they know Allah subhana wa Tada.
Now, how do we develop this characteristic in ourselves?
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells us right off the bat that mercy and compassion is something every human being should have. Every human being should experience it they should feel it. They should ask Allah subhana wa tada for it. Yeah, Allah blessed me with a heart that is merciful. Yeah, Allah give me compassion for other people for other human beings. But I sort of lost that a lot while it was said Sallam said it hammelmann fell out of your home command for summer. Be merciful to those in the earth. And the one in the heavens will be merciful to you malayer hum la You're the one who does not show mercy will not be showing any mercy. lace Amina Malema himself
Selena, well, me Walker Kabira, we have multiple moto four and Harlan car, that person is not from us, who does not show mercy to the young ones, and does not show honor and respect to their elders, and tells people to do good. And the one who does not forbid people from doing evil. So many narrations have to be sent along it was sent him where he teaches the companions to be merciful to animals. And unfortunately, I've had the
the misfortune of seeing this where someone has a cat at home and they're throwing it off the balcony for fun just for kicks. Or someone is being oppressive to their dog if they have one, you know, for whatever reason, or someone is being oppressive to a bird that they have for whatever reason.
This is wrong.
When a person loses mercy, they are deprived of mercy. When a person's stopped showing compassion to others, they will be deprived of Allah subhanho wa Taala His compassion? How can we ever think that we would be able to show mercy to mankind if we can't show mercy to animals, and they're so you know, innocent in the sense that we don't know their intent behind doing what they do. with human beings, it's easier to identify their intent. But with animals we don't know with babies we don't know because they don't communicate. You know, they refer to the inside, in monthly language, the language of logic haiwan not the speaking animal.
Because we speak we communicate and that's something special and unique about the sun. It's not what every human being
so we should be merciful are sort of lost along line Eva, Sam tells us the lady who showed mercy to the dog. The dog was thirsty. She took her sock off and filled it up with some water and gave it to the dog and Allah subhana wa tada showed her mercy gave her agenda. And we're also told of the lady who was punished because of her lack of mercy for the cat, that she had a cat and she locked the cat up and let it die because she starved to death. And she was held accountable by Allah subhanho wa Taala to. So there's that you know, that balance again, my friends, that we have to learn to develop that mercy to everyone. Start with those that are closest to you. Be merciful and kind to your
parents, to your siblings, to your children, to your spouse, to your friends. There's no point showing kindness and mercy to the world. When to your own. Those that are closest to you. You're an oppressor. Ask them. Have I been kind to you? What can I do to be more kind to you. Express your mercy with a smile with forgiveness. Express your mercy with gifts. Express your mercy by appreciating. Express your mercy by raising your hands and making law because in this verse that we read today, absolutely. Surat Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions that mentions exactly that. He tells us to be merciful
to our parents. He says that we should make do I owe a lobby merciful to my parents, because they took care of me when I was young. So just the act that you're making glad for your parents. speaks voice
volumes of what kind of mercy you have towards your parents because you only make dua for someone that you love or care that compassion is there. A lot of what Jen says on mcfeely lahoma Jenna halimeda Rama, aka Rob Durham, Houma, Kamara by Elisa. Such a powerful, beautiful, amazing verse of the Quran. We pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala makes us from people who have mercy who have compassion, love, love, who are kind, may Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from those people
showing mercy in this world and also showing mercy in the hereafter. Allah subhanaw taala allow us to take back with us after this Ramadan is over at these beautiful amazing put on it characteristics. Well said Allahu Allah And I say that I'm Mohammed. salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah hit wabarakatuh