40 Ahadith of Imam An-Nawawi 17 – Striving For Excellence

Hussain Kamani

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On the authority of Abu Yaala Shaddad bin Aws (r), that the Messenger of Allah (s) said:
Verily Allah has prescribed ihsan (proficiency, perfection) in all things. So if you kill then kill well; and if you slaughter, then slaughter well. Let each one of you sharpen his blade and let him spare suffering to the animal he slaughters. [Muslim]

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So sanada says he did a study of a 40 million BIA while early hilinski was happy in America.

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Today inshallah we will start with Hadith 17

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Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam called

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in the LA Hakata Santa Allah Coalition for either Patel us you know

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This Hadith is narrated by Abu Yala shadows on Saudi Arabia lavonne

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he narrates from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who said

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Indeed, Allah subhanho wa Taala has prescribed perfection excellence in all things. So if you kill them kill well kill with excellence. And if you slaughter the slaughter with excellence, let one of you sharpen his blade and let him spare suffering to the animal he slaughters. The Hadith is narrated by a Muslim Rahmatullah honey.

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Today inshallah we'll start with a hadith narrated by his Javi, who we haven't introduced so far. In this hobby, his name is shed dad even owes alongside either the loved one.

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He comes from a very special family. Not only is he a great companion of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam but as his father is also a very great companion someone beloved dear respected by the prophet sallallahu wasallam

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He is known as shed dad been ohss even savate been an Indian, been hard on

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his cornea of ooyala

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is Kenya

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is Abuja Allah.

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He is unsavoury meaning he is a companion from Medina munawwara.

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He is hazaragi from the tribe of Raj.

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When the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam arrived in Madina, munawwara he was a young man in his late teens.

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His father accepted Islam open Sabbath autospin Sabbath accepted Islam at the hands of Musab bin Ahmed rhodiola. Han, Musab Minami rhodiola. One was sent to Madina munawwara prior to the profits that Allahu Allah who was sentenced migration, and before the Prophet arrived in the South Vietnam, he was on full fledged Dawa mode inviting people towards Islam setting a good example introducing them to accept Islam. People will ensure What is this new religion? You know, who was this Allah they believe in? It's interesting I'm I'm beginning to realize more and more. There are some things about Islam we as Muslims take as Givens, like we take them as you know, normal, but people outside

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Islam have no understanding of these things. Just last week, I had some friends over at my homes, out of which one or two were actually not Muslim. And they were they just came we were sitting together, we had a barbecue.

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And while we were talking, one of them and this wasn't just all of a sudden there was community

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going back and forth, we had met at Juma football a few weeks back and then after that, I invited him over and we sat. So during that barbecue, one of them said, I want to accept Islam. I'm going to do the Shahada. So I said, Okay, so he came inside. And I was introducing him to Islam just once again, before we went through the actual acceptance of Islam. So another one of my good friends, he was there and he was listening to the introduction. And after I was done introducing Islam, I asked this person who was already interested in Islam by this point, I asked him, do you have any questions? He said, No. But the other friend of mine who was in the room, he said to me, I have one

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question. Who is this ally you keep making reference to? Because I kept saying, Allah, Allah, Allah, Who is that he's like, Who is this ally you keep talking about? So I said to him, Allah is God. He said, really like God, the same God that I as a Christian worship, I said, the exact same God without Trinity. You know, in a monotheistic form, we believe in one God, the same God that Jesus was made profit by the same God that Moses prayed to the same God that Abraham prayed to. And just that simple reality blew his mind that way because the Arabic word Allah, Allah Allah, which was not translated into English for him on the news, or in the movies or on the TV shows, in his mind

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created this image of the boogeyman, when a hotel went out for De La Villa, this devil, devilish entities evil entity, such as simple thing, translating saying, Allahu, Allahu Allah, or God, different languages, the same thing. It's the same Allah who worship political aloha one Allah. So Musab bin Ahmed arrives in Medina, Managua, and He's inviting people to Islam removing any misconceptions they have any questions they have. And that's when autospin Sabbath meetup and open fabric are the law one accepts Islam, and his follow falls of his family follows him into accepting Islam.

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When his when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam arrives in Medina Managua, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam pairs up the companions, those who migrated from Mecca to Medina because those who came from Mecca had nothing. Those who were in Medina, at least they had some financial grounding, because they were natives of the town. So the purpose of the law, while it was set up, took one person who migrated and paired him with one person who was a resident, and said to them, You will live as brothers you will support each other you will be there for one another. When you bring immigrants into your country, into your community, simply letting them pass the border isn't

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enough. You have to be there to support them. And understand that those who are seeking refuge with You are not just citizens, they are your brothers, you have to take them as family members. And that's exactly what the prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam does, he builds a bond between two people that didn't know one another. And now because they see one is a need, the one who's a resident gives everything to him. Now open Sabbath was the Medina and companion and the person who the Prophet pairs him with is a very interesting companion, someone very close to the Prophet Muhammad. And just by seeing who he's paired with, you get a very good idea of what kind of rank and

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what kind of position what kind of respect to the purpose of the long line he was sort of had for open Sabbath, that profit pairs or spin Sabbath or the long one with Othman than I thought it would be a lot one

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off monument often will later on become the third Caliph after the Prophet passes away, sort of the holiday will set him off, man, I'm gonna have fun. he marries the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his daughter will play out of the alarm line. So he's also the Prophet Muhammad's son in law. And then after a year passes away in the second year after migration, he then marries the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam second daughter will make uno de la Mancha, someone who was the son of the Prophet not once, but twice after one daughter passed away, the prophet had his other daughter marry him.

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So now you can see that should that have been Oh, he's growing up under his mentorship

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of mom and I found the great companion who was with the prophets of Allah while he was at him from the early weeks of Islam from the early days of Islam. This is the person who is getting mentorship from

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his father open Sabbath, however, wasn't able to spend too many years with the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam. After the Prophet arrived in Madina, munawwara he participated in the Battle of the open Sabbath did.

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However, he also participated in the Battle of Oh, but he was martyred in the battle a lot.

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He didn't live past the battle. He was a young had him as a member hubiera to LA, he says, in a Sierra Lamanna whenever he was martyred in the Battle of quad

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one thing many people don't know is that not only was his father a great companion, but his uncle was also a great companion. Shed that's uncle many people who don't make the connection. Anyone have any idea who said that uncle is? I will spend five It is his father. his uncle's name is Hassan wintab It's very good. One of the poets of the Prophet Muhammad said allamani he will sir

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assignment fabretto was always about the Prophet side, praising him and if anyone

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tried to harm the Prophet of Allah or say Ill things about him his sermon Sabbath would take the front line and he would use his skill of poetry and defend the Messenger of Allah and defend the religion and defend Islam. Which is interesting because the companions brought different skills and each person used their skill, to bring forth the name of Allah, to bring to the people the message, the pure message of who the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam wasn't and remove any ill coming in their direction.

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Amongst the Brotherhood, Allahu Allah narrates a tradition. He's from Chicago and also the LA one, and the hokianga Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, that one day he was with the Prophet that allamani was said and said that he was doing bad he wasn't doing too good. He was just kind of frustrated. So the prophets of Allah hottie was sincerity and Malik he said that oh[???] that what happened? So he said that via dunya, a messenger of Allah, it seems like the world has become very narrow for me. His father passed away, young man's still trying to figure out what's going to happen next.

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So the purpose of the law while he was sitting says lay solich Don't worry, don't let that get to you. In the in the Shama says,

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very soon Allah subhana wa tada will give us victory over Sham over today what is known as the region of Syria will be maintained much of this and Allah subhanho wa Taala will also give us victory over the Holy Land Palestine today what is called Palestine and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, What akuto Anta and you and your children who will follow you, emergency him will be leaders amongst those people.

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So now she knows he has been given this prophecy by the prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. During the second half of all mobile photography allowed one on one of your loved one sends shed that Windows to these very same lands as a governor. And he settled down there. And the people of Sham benefited from him excessively, they benefited a lot.

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He participated in some of the great battles that also took place in that region.

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Many Sahaba narrate from him, but one who had a sham, the people of Sham the students of knowledge in that region benefit from him too.

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However, towards the last part of his life, he leaves Sham and he settles down in beta democritus. And a lot of this has to do with the political and subtleties that happened during the time of the long run towards the end, during the earlier the allowance for lava. So he decided to just stay apolitical, moved himself to beta blockers to Palestine. Some of the politics had actually even arrived in Medina. So going through the prophet city also had its own issues. So he said, I'm just going to move myself away politically. And he settled down in Palestine and beta McAleese, and this is where he spends the remaining part of his life. He had five kids. his daughter's name was

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Kuzmich.

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And his oldest son's name was Yala. That's why his cornea is Abu Yala.

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His second son's name was Muhammad from Abdul Wahab from Oman. And then after Wahab and these were his four sons, Yaga Hamad Abdul Wahab and mother

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side bin Abdulaziz says shut Darwin O's alongside he had two very unique characteristics.

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BBN either nataka will be Kuzmin either Habiba. When he spoke, he was very eloquent,

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free clear in his speech.

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The message he conveyed was very apparent that person would understand it without having to rethink it twice, while we government either Habiba and when he would become angry, he would control his anger quickly. We talked enough about controlling your anger last week, so I won't get into that. If anyone is interested in learning about that subject. We spent quite a bit of time talking about it last week. about them in some authority a lot. Juan says regarding should that data shut down due to

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the shadows was someone who was best with both characteristics. And him. Some people are giving him they have novels, but they're they don't have him. Hellman's forbearance. They're not forbearing people. But she said that when he was given a lot of knowledge and he was very patient, very calm, listening. Allah subhanho wa Taala give us the trophy have to be good listeners. Having good knowledge isn't enough. You have to be willing to stand in front of someone or sit in front of someone who is not not in agreement with you people who will come who are harsh to you, but still you listen attentively you give attention the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam didn't brush

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people away because the people who came to him disagreed with him, or they came with a different perspective. He sat down attentively he gave them their respect and he listened to them.

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Regardless of who that person was, whether they were a Muslim, non Muslim, whether they were male or female, and this is something that Oba bin Salman, who is also a companion to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in describing should have been close with that he had a great knowledge and he was also very important for parents, who is very calm. Have you guys not heard the narrations that the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was walking one day, this is just a type of narration, not a specific one. And a better one came to him and started started acting rough with the Prophet of Allah. Have you not heard those narrations? Each time the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was

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approached by a veteran who was acting a little rough. What was the end of that narration?

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The Prophet allamani was cinemas patient with them. Some of them accepted Islam. The companion sometimes would step in and say what are you doing and get a little aggressive in return of their aggressiveness? But what are the Prophet of Allah? What would the Prophet of Allah say each time let that person go? That person has their reason they have their personality, they have their approach. Our job is to be patient with them and to to be forbearance.

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I'm not happy to have the law Holly quotes a very beautiful sermon delivered by shut down when

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he says you have nuts Oh people in the dunya agilan How do ya Kuru minha Alberto el futuro? y la Farah, Mr. Yakubu Malecon. pudieron allow nl hire akula who we had a fee field gender, at our initial trakula who we had a fee. For now. He seemed to the people or people

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the world has

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good within it and that good of the world is present in front of you.

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The good The world has to offer is present in front of you. All you have to do is reach it and you can get it going to work eight hours a day you'll achieve some good of the world, you'll achieve some benefit from the world some of the pleasures of the world yakou minimal oberwolfach Allah subhanho wa Taala God Almighty does not make distinction between a righteous person and a sinner when giving the world to them. When giving worldly pleasures when giving wealth to that person a law does not make distinction that only a believer will will receive good or only a sinner will become wealthy in the world. Both will get it. Allah says in the Quran from a halal cafe in Merida that I

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give those who disbelieve respect. Ibrahim Ali said I made the law

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woman Kaffir

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for mature kalila from a third rahula Ibrahim Ali salam, O Allah give prosperity for my children and Allah subhana wa tada acceptance was through what tala woman Kaffir for

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those who reject me, I will give them in this world a little, because anything given in this world is little in comparison to a never ending everlasting, eternal world the hereafter foma hope Allah I will give him a little in this world from a federal Illa Illa era. And then he will be dragged and forced into the fire of hope because of the deeds in the wrong they did in this role. So he's telling the people Oh, people focus on the hereafter. Because today maybe you run after everything, but you don't save anything for the hereafter. And when you stand in front of Allah, the Day of Judgment yakushi have medical.

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Tomorrow your Lord will stand in front of you. And he will be fully capable over you, he will have full control over you. So he's saying to the people, if you're looking for a good look for good at what you're after, because all of the good actually lies in gender. And I know Sarah Kula who had a theory he filled every element of good lies in paradise allow in mushara Kula Hara for him phenol and all of the evil every element of evil lies in the fire of hell.

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When they said that when also the last one was addressing his companions and he said you had

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a lot of speaking to the students, that the thing I fear most upon you are two things area, washer bottle Sophia, I fear upon you Ria which means ostentatious showing off. And a shell alfia your hidden passion, your hidden desire, Safra, he made the statement, there was another companion who was right next to him, a Buddha Viola one. He said Allahumma Laughlin, Allah forgive us. And then he said to him, oh said that.

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The Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us that shaytaan

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Katya is a yo birdfeeders the little arrow that shaytaan has become despondent, that other than Allah who will be worshipped in this Arabian peninsula in Mecca and Medina, there will be no ship there, there will be no polytheism there until the end of times shaitaan has given up on that. But yet you tell us about these two things we need to be worried of. We understand what you mean by hidden passion, passion for the opposite gender and internal carnal passion that a human being has the desire to sin. But why do you fear showing

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off so much. Why is it that via ostentation is something you fear so much? So then he said items such as that and also responded back by saying our item.

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Lower item, I hadn't usually Rajan. Oh you assume Allahu Allah subhanaw taala, who are on the hook a shock? If you saw a person who was praying for another person, or fasting for another person, or he was giving charity for another person, don't you think he made partners, making partners? What does that mean? When you do a good deed, you should do it solely from law. When you come to this class, when you listen to a lecture when you go to gatherings. It's not so that you can tell your friends on social media at the

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film festival. So everyone knows that Oh, Marshmallow, look at this person. He's at Film Festival, look at her, they must be really hardcore. I don't even know what I think about that. So some people when they go to seeking their mothers, they show off and that, you know, everything. There's a show off now. What fear what we worry about the most is that the people who have knowledge and the people of those who are desiring this path, have lost everything because of their desire to show off yesterday last night,

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when I had some guests over there visiting from Boston. So uncle that was over he was telling me a story. He was saying to me that earlier on in his life when he used to live in Pakistan. He attended a lecture in his local machine. And the scholar delivering the lecture was none other than the great Maulana Tariq Jamil. And if you haven't heard of him,

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I don't know guys, life really sucks for you. If you have heard of him, you know what I'm talking about. And you're already smiling, because he is one of the most influential, powerful heartful speakers I've ever heard in my life. You know, one thing really interesting about that person that I've seen that I haven't seen in many other scholars in my lifetime.

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No matter how much evil or ill people speak about him, he has no time to talk about about them. I've never heard him in my entire life and hundreds of lectures I've heard of his ever say an L word about another scholar, another group, another person, be the Sunni be the Shia, be they any political group. He has no time for that. His concern is the oma, what are their problems? What are their issues? How are we going to help the Ummah, his lectures while they're always talking about? He says, oh, people of my country, you say that God's punishment has come upon you. It surely has because you have cheated on one another in the markets. That's a typical monitor, give me a lecture,

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oh, people of our lands who say God's mercy has left you, there is no dot, there is no doubt that your Lord has deprived you of His mercy after the way you've treated your wives and your daughters. That's a typical monothematic like his words come from a place in his heart that is full of pain. You know, a man whose words can make you cry. So he was saying, by the way, for those of you who don't know him that well, I just want you to know matar, Jamil was a celebrity before celebrities were even around before YouTube and Facebook was around where it became very easy to become a celebrity. He was a celebrity and one of the most prominent scholars in the world at a time where

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you still had to buy 60 or 90 minutes, TDK TDK cassettes. For those of you who remember that era, right, you have to go buy a 90 minute cassette go by a 60 minute cassette to listen to one of his lectures, powerful, powerful speaker. So the [???] that this brother was telling me last night at my house, his uncle, he was saying, I attended his lecture that day, when he came to our village, and he was speaking.

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There were 1000s of people in attendance. And monotonic Musab in his lecture, he said to the people, glad tidings to you, oh, people in attendance, you are sincere. You made a sacrifice, you prioritize the importance of learning your religion, and you came to this gathering. For you, I am glad tidings agenda of paradise. But unfortunately, I can't give glad tidings to my own self. Because I don't know if I'm here showing off our finances this year. I asked you to pray that Allah saves me from the fire of hell. And then he started his lecture.

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When I heard that my heart kind of stopped for a moment, I thought to myself Subhanallah This is how the scholars actually used to think of themselves, where they were worried about losing their reward because they were showing off. And today, the very same podiums are held by people. Very same podiums now are occupied by those who believe they are destined to paradise and everyone in attendance is to the firewall. The exclusivity of Jenna is restricted to them. They're very sad place to be.

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And then he says the prophets of Allah Azza wa sallam said masala Yura if Akasha The Prophet said said a lot. He said, Whoever prays while showing off has made partners of the law. Mon sama, you're not you forgot Ashura, whoever fast while showing off has made partners with the law said that the Euro shut up and whoever gets charity while showing off has done it for the sake of Allah subhana wa Donna.

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He passed away

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In the year 85, after his law,

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scholars are in agreement of this. And he passed away in Philistine in Palestine. That's where he's buried.

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And

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there are 50 a hadith narrated from him, which include repeated narrations but from different chains maccarone why, including McCarty Wyatt, there are 50 narrations.

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So before we actually go into the Hadith, I wanted to spend a few moments discussing the language used in the Hadith.

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The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said says and this has been in the law Hakata Indeed Allah has written cateva means to write,

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even though it literally means to write.

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depending on the context that word comes in, it brings a different meaning. So sometimes cateva yesterday, Uber in the UK for info perhaps you want to sue the unit head off and about, according to some jurists and some hopefully Yun they say when the word cutterbar comes, it connotates something being mandated meaning now this is necessary for you to do.

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For example, that then put in the Quran Allah says, In the salata, cabinet Alan me Nina kita, makuta Surah Nisa, verse number 103. Then they bring another verses sort of bacara verse number 183 182 cookiebot A Kumasi quotevalet camassia, which means fasting was written upon you but what that actually means is

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it's been ordained it's been mandated upon you. So they bring they basically this is an expression of expressing expression sorry, that we see in the Quran that the word cutterbar is used when it comes to the meaning of mandating sometimes the word cutterbar comes female who are walking on land Mahara. Sometimes the word cutterbar comes in the Koran to convey the meaning of something that is definitely going to happen.

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An example of that in the Quran, Allah says in Surah majorda verse number 21 Khattab Allahu Allah Allah Libin anniversary, Allah has ordained it will definitely happen, that I meaning Allah and my messengers will be victorious gotta belong lovely when Allah says, Allah has ordained that very surely Allah will give victory to the prophets. And then Allah says in Surah Al ambia.

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In verse number 105, while other cabinet officers who embody victory and allow the youth to have a body a solid Hoon, that indeed we have written, we have ordained, written here ordained in the Psalms. The Buddha is the book revealed to Prophet though that will dallisa that indeed the earth will be inherited by the righteous servants of mine.

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Now, what is the word son mean? We've discussed this word already. I discussed this word in detail when we were covering the Hadeeth of Djibouti. Because under the hadith of gibreel, one of the questions the angel asked was,

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he asked regarding Asana, and we went to a lengthy discussion there. So I won't spend too much time talking about the linguistics of this word, one or two points I will make

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it son is the opposite of Isa. So this is

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the opposite of the word son is an ISA is a means to do something wrong. xR is to do something good to do something right. Well, who appear a little Hassani little puppy it is to do something good instead of doing something bad.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala. And that's the that's what the word Hassan Assad means. But when used in the Sharia when used in an Islamic context, it's not as doing something good. That's Hassan, something good. If someone is to exert yourself and do something, amazingly, excellently in the best manner, if I may say even perfectly as close as you get as close as you can get to perfection, that's what Assad means.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala commands in the Quran in surah nahal verse number 90 in the La Jolla Muto Villa de was exactly what it is in Pura vida en el fascia de waldmann. Curry. Well, buzzy.

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Kuru

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most of you may know this ayah where do we hear this ayah Juma? We hear it in Juma usually

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this is not coincidentally and Jamal by the way there's a reason why it's in your mouth. Well, there's two reasons. First reason is because it was placed there by Omar bin Abdulaziz

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Fabiola Juan Rahim Allah Tada. Even I should actually mentioned the context behind this ayah being in the hood but if not, I should have mentioned in his seat

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One famous, famous commentary of the Toronto office, he writes in there, that Omar bin Abdulaziz when he was appointed as the halifa, in year 99 hegira. One of the first things he did was he inserted this idea into the hotel.

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And in particular at the end of the foot above, because before him at the end of the hotbar, what they would do is because that was a period of bundle mega domains, and the domains weren't big fans of Allah de la one because of the conflict between the long one and Othman on the long one, so they weren't big fans of

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either the alarm one and also the conflict that then occurs with the value of your loved one sons, Hassan and Hussein or the alarm automa and so on. So Romanians are not a big fan of value of your loved one. What they would do at the end of their football is that they would spend the last part of their football min Kalimantan sub Bala alley, they would swear on the last one and curse the people of his family. So over without disease when he became halifa, obviously, he could never tolerate anyone speaking ill of a companion of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, let alone your loved one and his family. So he ordered the those give you a football across the Muslim lands that you

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will not do this anymore. No one will ever say a word against earlier the Longhorns family moving forward, you will read this ayah at the end of your hotel. So first of all, it's a command of amadablam disease. And the second thing

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is that this is considered to be by some scholars ijma I attempt to put on the most concise verses.

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In this one verse you find everything you need. If you focus on it, if you pay attention, really sit with it, you'll find everything. Maybe one day if we have at the theater class, we'll talk about sort of the verse number 90 because it's very powerful verse. I just want to focus on the second command in this verse in the law a little bit oddly. Well, that's what I want to focus on a lot in this is Allah commanded you to be just in the La Jolla Moodle belaga, one ASR and Allah subhanho wa Taala also tells you to be excellent. go above and beyond. So what this hadith is teaching us is a lesson of excellence. When a Muslim does something, our religion is teaching us don't do it half

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baked, Give It Thought reflect over what you're going to do. And ask yourself, How can I do it in the best manner prescribed by my religion? And in the best way understood by my culture? Yes, even considering your culture, you know, what does my culture expect of me? What does my religion expect of me? And how can I bring both together and do it in the best way? That right there is what you call us on? So for example, there's a person sitting, or there's a person walking, or there's a person running or you're about to go to the gym, even that kind of stuff, you're going to eat somewhere? What's the best way to go to the gym? How should I dress? How should my appearance be?

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How much time should I spend there? How should I be patient for other people? How I should wait in line? How to give it your full while you're there. When you're going to school? waking up early before school, washing up having a good breakfast, dressing appropriately. smelling good. Brushing your teeth. Yes. mouthwash isn't enough guys. I know that I know. That's what the commercial says. But I'll do both. Yeah, sad. Sad is about asking yourself, what can I do to make it even better? I've been married for 30 years, what can I do to improve my marriage? I've been married. A person who's searching for axon will never be content. Remember that lesson.

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A person who's searching for excellence will not be complacent. Because when you do something when you run fast, Amazon will want you to run

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faster. When you're focusing in prayer, Exxon will want you to focus more. If focusing and prayer is something you've accomplished, Exxon, that characteristic will want you to come earlier to prayer to stay longer after prayer. Exxon is a characteristic that always wants you to develop even when you're cooking your baking. You know, you have a habit of booking cook baking cookies a particular way, and all your family members say why do your cookies tastes like? I don't know, like rock

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a bite on them and my jaw shatters. Well, that's how I make them. You know, that's how you make them. 100 or you can maybe search around and see how do I get a sign in my steaks? How do I get a sign in my muffins? I don't you may think that this is a silly way of looking at it, but it's not. The Hadith actually says in the Lucha catabolism

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on a collision, every single thing Allah subhanho wa Taala has ordained. Excellent so rethink everything you're doing from the phone you have to one year charge your phone where your phone is. Is it really smart for me to keep my phone in my bedroom underneath my pillow while I'm sleeping? What do you think happens to your brain probably fries from the emissions from your phone. You know, there's research done on people having routers in the rooms that they sleep in. You know, these internet routers

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the harm that it causes the brain in long term studies and people living next to the cell towers whose homes are nearby and what kind of harm effect that has on them. If rethinking everything that you do, how can I do it the right way. And when I look at the Prophet's life in homicide, a lot incident, there was a procedure of doing everything because as it says, if everything was well thought, this is how I'm going to eat. This is how I'm going to sit. This is how I'm going to do this. This is how I'm going to do that. Everything Everything was well thought everything was a matter of excellence.

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Actually, before we go forward, there are one or two points I have to bring out regarding the language of this hadith. In the Hadith, you'll notice it says in the law, Hakata lasala cliche for either Patel serial killer, and if you kill kill in an excellent manner.

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Okay, killing is a very brutal thing to do. Would you guys agree this killing anything, even if you're killing an act, but what is the hardest thing? If you have to kill something, let's say for example, you have flies that are a nest of Hornets outside your home and you want to get rid of them, they're bothering you. If you have to kill a mouse, you have to kill an animal that keeps intruding on your property and destroying your land. If you have to do it. What is the profit of a lot Mohammed said a lot of teaching us do it in the least in the best manner in the most respectful manner, the most excellent way while giving the animal least pain. Now before I go into that and

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talk more about that, I just want to focus on the language here first, the word use here is Fitts law.

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What's the word here in the fasudil law with a casado the path which means when he'll heya to one holla

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it's the method in which you kill the procedure you adopt when killing sin similarly, when in the word photodiva bottom fascino Viva Viva cmcl Viva this word in this handy it has come with both pronunciations and some hobbies it says for either the bottom for us you know what the Fatah on the that in some hobbies it says what either the bottom for us you know

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a verb

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this particular very narration that we read right now it doesn't say dub it says the Imam no we don't want Allahu Allah in His Shara his commentary on say a Muslim. A Muslim has a very lengthy commentary on say a Muslim. So anytime there's a hadith in the Otterbein of a movie, and it's from a Muslim, the best place to look for the commentary is where

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any mom knows no who is commentary on say a Muslim, because it's a very lengthy commentary. And if he's brought the Hadith in the Otterbein, that means he's gonna go to town on it in his a Muslim commentary. So there mm hmm No, we don't have to Allahu Allah says fascino de philosophie kathira Mira Mousavi oktibbeha fascino before tell that lady how are we about the devata because the daddy will have a calculator on the scale of Petra. Anyway, that's a little language there for those of you who can appreciate that.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala desires from us that we are excellent in everything we do. In the opening verses of Surah mulk Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Allah if Allah tala Mota well hayata Allah is the one who created death and created life. And he gave us life Why? LEAH Balu welcome. So he may test you at youcam acido. Amara, which of you is more excellent in his deeds, who can do it better?

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underneath this ayah Mohammed bin agilon says, Allah wants us to bring the best deed, the excellent deed not the most deeds.

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What does Mohammed bin agilon point out here? It's not about the quantity here. A lot isn't one is a lot as I want you to bring large quantity of deeds, rather Allah wants you to bring liangqiu Akuma you can

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send Rama who can bring the best quality of the deed, right? There's one person who just goes to the gym and works on and works on a workshop 10 years later, he's still the same person that he was 10 years earlier hasn't really grown much. And that's another person that doesn't worry about too much. But when he does work out the person does it. Right. Less socializing, good form, good weight, proper increments, making sure the supplements are appropriate for the workout the timings right you know doing the whole thing properly giving it the right time, right break between the sets, knowing when to go heavy, when to go light, you know, the whole the whole science behind it. That person

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because they're doing it right even though they may not do it as frequently they'll get more juice out of it. They'll get more juice out of their squeeze. And that's what he mahamadou naginata brings under this ayah he says Allah subhanho wa Taala says us and Rama a ramen the best deeds while Rama and Allah subhanaw taala did not say that the one who brings the most deeds.

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So what's the ruling of a son of excellence in this in this hadith that says that Allah has ordained excellence upon us. What's the ruling what's the legal ruling anessa

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There's a famous scholar

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by the name of the Rahman bin Nasser.

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He wrote a commentary on honey, badger kuruvilla

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kurata unit.

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In there he writes. While I'm annaliesa movie no on that there are two degrees of excellence two degrees of acid. one degree of axon a huduma wajima. One degree one level of excellence is mandatory without any mazahub. And the second degree of axon is recommended. It's desirable. The one that is mandatory, he says, well, who will install foo while the movie mariachi Baraka healthy, he has been mattawa, jolly communal.

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He says, As for the one that's mandatory, that is for you to be just, and for you to fulfill any rights for the creation depending on what rights they have towards you. So excellence towards your parents is very different from excellence towards your friends. Very different meaning of excellence there. The reason is, because what is your

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mom? What is your Pop's your father, and the other one is a friend you met a few days ago. So the Shetty, Islam will want for you to give more attention to the one that's related to you. And because there are more rights coming from that person in your direction, that ultimately means that the meaning of excellence towards that person has a higher weight on you, meaning you need to give more to that person when you're trying to fulfill their rights.

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As for the one that is Mr. hub, he says the second degree, he says this is that, that after a person fulfills

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their legal responsibility. After a person fulfills their legal responsibility, they then go above that, and they do whatever they can. By giving every effort they have it's physical or financial.

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To help that person or to help that situation better itself. It's worldly or

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here after benefits.

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And then he continues on to say, Boku Luma de la surah healthy SOHCAHTOA. So in essence, anything that brings joy to another human being is a charity and it's a form of excellence akula as a microphone, and anything that removes anything that human being or creation will be discomforted by is also a form of charity, and it's also a form of excellence. He then shares the Hadith of the lady who was known for committing Zina, she had committed adultery. Hadid isn't the person who committed adultery for a long part of their life. And then one day she saw a dog who was very thirsty and she wanted to help the dog in some way and she didn't know how to help the dog. The dog was thirsty

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there was a well there The problem was there was no way for the doctor to drink from the well and there was no way she could pull water out of the wall because there was no rope or no bucket. So what does she do? She takes off her sock she reaches into the well and pulls out some water in her soccer sock was maybe a more tougher a harder material. So she fills it fills it with water like a little bag and gives a gives the water to the dog. And in return the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that Allah blessed her with agenda.

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A companion after hearing this he said, auto auto Yasuda law in the law field behind me as a messenger of Allah are we rewarded for helping animals like it makes sense to save a life of another human being. But if I feed a cat, if I go out of my way, and I shop at Costco and I bring cat food home, I get rewarded for buying cat food. I mean is that what my religion teaches me and that helps a lot as Adam said, for every living soul that you feed and you take care of you are rewarded by Allah. Regardless of whether it's a hamster, whether it's a cat, or any animal that you have a go at a cow camel, anything that you're taking care of. any animal any animal you take care of, you're

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rewarded for that by Allah subhana wa Tada. So finally Asana who above the new Jimmy, Jimmy oil mafia, man, a, you know, in can, you must look in your code. Assad is for you to spend every effort of yours, whatever you can, from all types of good for every creation of God. That's what excellence is, for the trees looking out through your environment, that's also a creation of God, looking after the grass that's a creation of God, and less than one pollute. A Muslim cannot do that. Why is that? It's because you have a right towards the environment that you live in. Right?

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The one of the highest forms of excellence

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is excellent towards someone who has harmed you.

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It's one of the hardest things actually.

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It's easy to be nice to someone who's nice to you.

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Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in many narration

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shares with us the virtue of building relationships with people, in particular family members looking after them having good bonds with them. So

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in one narration, one companion Astro messenger of Allah, it's easy. Building a bond with someone that you have good relationships with a relative of yours uncle of yours, they're already nice to you. They always send you gifts anyway. And you're just going to call them back. That's easy. Your mother in law is being nice to you this week. She's sending food over to you, she's being kind to you. But the next week over when she picks a fight with you.

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What do I do? Like Do I have to build a bond with her? Can I just let her be because she's being mean to me in the first place. So the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gives a very beautiful lesson, he says, they said while sudo bill McAfee that a person who is kind to one that's already kind to you is not considered someone who's joining tights, you know, the virtues of joining ties. They don't apply if the person is already being nice to you, if someone's already got their hand out, you go and shake it, that's not a big deal. Well, I can get a while single lady either Kodiak rahima, who was Allah, someone who joins ties is the one who goes to a person who breaks a

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tie from them.

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You've been mean to me, and I come to you and say, let's forget about it. Let's move on. Let's not think about it, let's move forward.

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And the last form of sound that I want to bring today, his son, in staying away from home, usually when we think of Amazon, we think of Amazon when it comes to doing good excellence in doing. But there's also a mode of excellence in refraining, right? Being holistic. One thing is someone tells you don't do this. You're not doing it because they told you not to do it. That's why you're not doing it. Another thing if someone tells you don't do this, and the reason why you're not doing it is because you realize by doing it, you're going to harm yourself. Then there's another degree where someone says to you don't do it. And the reason why you're not doing it now isn't only because they

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told you are only because it harms you, but it's because if you do it, you know you will display is the one who told you not to do it. You see how the degrees increase? Right? And at one point you learn to hate this in one of my colleagues, I remember once we had a discussion, and I asked him what's the best way to leave sin. He said the only way to leave sin permanently is to change your perspective on the sin and learn to dislike it. As long as your heart craves it, and looks at it as something appealing, your heart will always bring you back there. You can pause the sin for 10 years, five years, five months, six months. But if you view that sin to be something desirable,

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you'll come back there one day or the other. The only way to truly leave sin is to change perspective in your heart. That's why these circles are people gathered together for rehab purposes are very important because you hear other people and see what they went through how it harmed them. It wasn't only you that alcohol harmed 100 of the people as well. And if it harmed me and harm them. That means that tells us Alhambra Jamal isn't that this is the root of all sin. This is the root of all evil.

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There are three levels of axon as a scholar see.

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What if Sano your kulu beta lab di Urbino be? The first level of sun is excellence between you and your Lord. While the sound of your cool novena lab do Venus, and the second level of excellence is between you and your fellow human being. Well so know your Kunal Vina love the woman behind him. And the third level is excellent excellence between you and other animals, other creation of God allesandro beta lab, do you have a narrow belief or who Allah marotti Dean, as for excellence between you and your Lord that has the highest rank, highest position a person can reach? And that's what how do you think the video was talking about he was talking about this category. And that was

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the law that your worship reaches a point that you worship God as if you were standing right in front of him.

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One more lesson of female VEDA of the obey the nurse for your kulu be Makati he masino masina. Home what the job was he a machine that is for you when it means what it means by being equal or sorry, being excellent between you and other human beings. That's for you to be equally kind to someone that was kind to you. And for you to be forgiving to someone that was mean to you, and to give charity to people and to honor them with good words and good good actions

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and excellence between you? Human Being aka radical Hassan obaidul insanely well behind excellence between a human being and an animal. Is that the image at Yahoo that you feed it's hungry when you feed a hungry animal. Well yesterday after Shanna minha and that you give water to a thirsty animal. When you have an unhappy alum and you find a way to reduce pain from the animal

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Either a Saba Alamo new alija and when you find an animal's in pain, you are there to stand there and provide cure for it. What have I been able to eat over her immunity to the hotel club and this is with regards to every animal that is not harm you including dogs as well. However, if an animal harms you, then that's a different issue because by by moving forward if you're not skilled you start taking care of snakes it's going to harm you. And that's not something obviously, that you should consider doing. This discussion is by shift sada has been frozen, of

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about being a few degrees between you and your Lord between you and people and between you and animals. I found this to be a beautiful gem the way he structured it and the way he explained it, shift saw the videos on

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the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam commands us to be

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people of excellence. And this narration shows us how the Messenger of Allah wasn't only concerned about Muslims being kind to other Muslims. as some people think, as a Muslim, My responsibility is to be kind to another Muslim. In this how do you very clearly explicitly in bold words, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is teaching us that as a Muslim, my kindness, my excellence, will extend to every human being, every animal, every creation, in the law, cuttable Santa Allah, cliche, every single thing, every single thing, every element of my life, that's where it takes me.

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The Robber bahamasair Allahu alayhi wa sallam regarding excellence I was sharing with you, we can talk about different elements of excellence and how to dress and how to eat and how to be good friends, and how to be a good student and how to be a good husband. That's obviously a never ending discussion. But the example using this hadith is phenomenal. It sounds brutal, because it says when you kill, kill it with excellence, and when you slaughter slaughter with excellence.

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The first time you listen to it, it sounds like an oxymoron of sort. How does excellence in slaughter and kill even line up in one sentence, but the example is so beautiful, because as

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difficult as slaughtering, maybe for those of you who've never slaughtered an animal, it's hard. It's really hard. It's nerve racking. Most of us don't even have the heart to do that. So I wouldn't eat comes we tell other people to do it at box on India, because we didn't have the heart to to slaughter an animal. And that's mercy that God has placed in your heart.

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As bloody as an act that may be even there, your Islam is telling you there are guidelines, just because there's a blade in your hand and someone else's life is ending doesn't mean you go monkey on them. There is a way to do it. There's a whole procedure. Even in Islam, if someone is convicted to a death penalty, there is procedure, we need to find the way that is most easy on this person, what is the most easiest way to end this person's life? And that's why in America they use the they have different methods, sometimes some, some

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criminals are given the are given a syringe and injection, while others are electrocuted. Because the whole debate is what

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what's the debate on? What's the easiest way? what's the what's the least painful way for ending another person's life? That's actually a discussion, it is a more it's a discussion of ethics. And the life ethics are very important. By the way, ethics while someone alive is are very easy, because that person is going to advocate for them when someone's dying. Asking for ethics then is very hard. You know, end of life ethics, unfortunately, are trashed down. In particular when it comes to Muslims. Islamic bioethics are not considered in hospitals, unfortunately. And it's not that the hospitals are evil. I'm not saying that. I'm just saying that the the that bridge hasn't been built

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yet between the masjid the Imams, there are many patients I get, I get calls regularly, where someone will say there's a patient in our hospital who's a Muslim, and he's passing and his family needs to know what are the ethics for end of life? What do we do now? Can we keep this person alive on a machine bread? I mean, there's a brain dead but just alive with their heart pumping is that even life should we keep it going? Or do we end it? So there are end of life ethics here. And this hadith is actually addressing exactly that. When it comes to something as dirty as I say dirty mean because the blood splatter and you know killing an animal or killing a human being, even then you

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have guidelines there. And there are ways that you will do it and there are ways you will not do it. For example, the prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says

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that to Matthew voila tough to do well even lead to mosquito do not mutilate, while are tough to do well, he then and do not kill children. This is a advice the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would give when he would dispatch an army. When they would go into the battlefield he would say don't kill any child. You guys are all still seeing the videos of the chemical bombings that are occurring in Syria right now. You know, it's, you know what hurts so much. A few days.

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When I saw the video two days ago, it was two days ago and I saw the video on my newsfeed the first time. What bothered me so much was that I didn't cry immediately. It took me a moment to cry. And when tears came out of my eyes, the tears that came out of my eyes were because I didn't feel the pain. I was hoping I feel when I when I interacted with that news the first time we've become desensitized to pain. We've gone so far. Someone said to me, only 100 people died. I said

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only 100 people died is that like,

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what's happening? Only 100 people died from a chemical bomb. You know?

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That Timothy Lovato

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in one narration as narrative magma in my humble Allah subhanho wa Taala says legitimacy Lewy Body did not mutilate my service.

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And another narration narrative a humble

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man must

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be literal, be the ruin whoever mutilates the body of

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an animal or human being with a soul three millimeters in is not repent to Allah method Allah will be healed the AMA Allah subhana wa tada will mutilate that person in the hereafter.

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Now coming to animals, let's talk about animals for a moment and reflect very quickly over what does it mean to be excellent with animals in when it comes to slaughtering? First things first, the prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam prohibits burning as a method being used to kill.

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You don't burn for killing. Okay.

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And the narration to establish this is narrated by Emma widowed in bed MMSE. From a belovedness rhodiola one he says that one day we were with the Prophet that a lot of it was said and we passed by an anthill. But awfully, but someone had set it on fire, for husband abuse it Allahu alayhi wa sallam, the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam became very angry. And he said in the hole, I am believe the Russian and you are the verb yada, yada. It is not suitable for a human being to punish with the method of punishment of Allah, Allah punishment is the fire of hell. You know, the fire that's restricted for Allah. But for other human beings, you don't, you don't kill even animals,

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even ants, you don't torch them. That's not the way of killing another human being, or killing an animal.

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My mother humble actually writes, he says that law Yeshua selaku, fundada, who I hate, that you won't even fry a fish until you actually make sure completely, you know how some people they fry animals while they're alive. They do this in America, by the way, so don't be like shocked thinking I'm talking about some foreign country, the civilized america that's very particular and using forks and knives and, you know, napkins and spoons that very same civilized America is only civil on the table while they're eating their food, not civil in the kitchen, not civil in their farms, unfortunately, right? And then they say to people who are from across the world.

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I was sharing the Heidi today with students at the Film Institute of the Hadith where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to the Sahaba that when you eat meat

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pick up the meat with the bone and eat directly from there. You know how when you eat like these chicken wings or

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a drumstick, how do you do when you pick it up and you you choose to eat directly from there. So the Prophet of Allah then said, because when you eat directly from the bone, there is a special, it's easier and it's more tastier. It's not something you have to do. There's another narration of the Prophet cut meat from the from the from the meat, the greater the bigger piece and then ate from there. So when I said this, one of the students in class said

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that that's not

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culturally acceptable, that you pick up meat and you start eating from the bone. So what kind of silliness is this? You're gonna say someone else's culture isn't acceptable and impose your culture on them. That America with all due respect, the Western culture is really big on eating making sure with one fork is longer one fork is shorter and making sure there's two forks and a spoon and two knives and a napkin, napkin on your so we're so cultured when it comes to eating, but we're not cultured when it comes to cooking. When we don't care two hoots about what's happening to the animal, those countries that you're accusing of not being cultured, you go to Africa, you go to the

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Middle East, you go to Asia, maybe the one they eat, you don't consider them being cultured because eat with their hands and maybe eat directly from the meat. Maybe you view that to be nasty, but those are the same people who take care of the animals that eat in their backyards. They feed them, they take care of them in the winter in the summer. They you know, they look there's ethics. These people have ethics with their animals. So their culture they're not cultured here the way you'd like for it to be. But you're not you may be cultured here but our culture what's more important you

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Know that your culture properly all rounded. And not saying that they're the criticism is even correct, I'm just making the point.

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And then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam also prohibits the companions from tying an animal and leaving it to die.

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Someone just ties an animal. And these are

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the famous narration of a lady who locked up a cat. And she didn't let it escape, and the cat died from starvation and hunger. And the Prophet of Allah told us that on the Day of Judgment, that lady will be sent to the fire of hell. And Allah will say to her, that if you have no intention in feeding the cat, all you had to do was

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open the door and let it run, that it'd be free the cat What are fed itself allow it, I fed it, but you've kept it locked. So the purpose of a lot is that I'm prohibited that animals are tied up.

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Similarly, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.

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Actually, there's a narration that's in Bukhari and Muslim from authentic narration that I'm going to be alone one day passed by a group of people and they had tied up a chicken and they were firing arrows at the chicken. So Allah Han said, Allah who did this, in the Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam lon and then falada, the Messenger of Allah cursed anyone who would do such a thing. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam prohibited the companions of killing animals just for the sake of fun, just to have fun, you know, fox hunting again, we take so much pride in saying that we are well cultured, upright people.

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But it's completely okay for you to go take an animal of another Fox simply because that's your sport, that if you eat it, if you're I don't know who eats foxes. But like, you know, if you if you're going hunting and you're going to kill an animal, you're going to eat it, you're going to kill a deer and then eat it later on. That's okay. In Islam, we have no problem with that. But you're just shooting it for the sake of shooting it just to prove that you have good aim. And hahaha just because of it. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam completely prohibits that not permissible at all.

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Even when you're taking the animal for the slaughter, making sure that you take it with etiquette.

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There's a narration from the last one that he once saw a a butcher, he was dragging the animal and he was kind of pulling it and pushing it. So even though the Allahu onsets suka Eden Moti, soclean jameelah you're taking the animal to slaughter so be a little soft at the animal. So casava schelotto takala sofa sofa jameelah wanna read one of the Bahasa, he said Why should I be nice to this animal, he pulled out a knife and said, I'm going to kill it right now. So I'm gonna be a long one repeated by saying so pass open jameela Tabby, soft and kind to the animal while you're taking it to slaughter

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Malala Toriyama Hola. In his commentary under Scotland wasabia. He says that when you are skinning an animal give some time between slaughtering it and skinning it immediately after the slaughter. It's possible the animal may still have feeling and you start skinning it, it's going to feel more pain. So give it a little time. Let it cool a little bit, give it a few minutes. And after the blood flows, then take it to the side. He says dollar amount when our cootie has salehoo fabula and taboada that it's it's disliked that a person skins an animal.

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In one narration, he then says the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam saw a man who was skinning an animal while it's still had a little, a little soul in it for a long while he was selling a two D two and two meter high motor thing that you wish to give to deaths that you're giving it so much pain while it's still.

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Actually no, he wasn't skinning this person when he was doing his he was lying the animal down and the animal is looking and he was sharpening his blade in front of the animal. So that's when the Prophet said are you trying to get the animal to death you're gonna kill it and now before that you're sharpening your blade in front of it. Imagine how much pain you're putting that animal through

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while you're near it from his father that our person said to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that O Messenger of Allah in Nila baja a Shatta Wale and a messenger of Allah indeed I will slow I slaughter animals, I slaughter animals and I am merciful to them. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said was shatta in the Rahim, Tahar Rahim Allah, that if you have mercy on the animal, Allah subhanho wa Taala will also have mercy upon you. One day the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam saw that someone had a stamp, they would stamp their animals to show their property they would take hot metal and stamp animals right? Okay, so he said that the Prophet one salt a person

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did this to an animal, a donkey, he kind of left his mark on the donkey on the donkeys face. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam said LA and Allahu Allah had lost Kirsty upon the word on the person who did this to this donkey like this on its face.

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So these are narrations that teach us kindness to animals, excellence and even that

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making sure that you don't slaughter one animal in front of the eyes of another animal. Making sure you're saying this

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Milla. Some scholars even recommend giving the animals some water to drink before you slaughter it, making sure your blade is very sharp. These are ways that they're finding to get us to be complete when we are slaughtering an animal when we are that show that we have excellence. So we don't just do it haphazardly, but we're giving it everything we have, you know, being kind to the animal showing us love and one narration, the prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam became angry with a companion, who was yanking the animal by its ear.

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And he said to the companion, let them let the animals year ago and take it by its neck, showing the animals mercy making it easier upon animal. Now, these are all the etiquettes these are all What did I say? etiquettes You know how I said there are two elements of lot of ehsaan one is Mr. Howe, one is watching must have meaning preferred and etiquette and have something good to do. Everything I just shared right now, as all are all etiquettes. Now the legal element of Assad when it comes to slaughtering an animal isn't four things.

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I'll quickly go through these things and then we'll be done.

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actually make that three things in three things. The first thing is that the person slaughtering the animal must be a Muslim, Christian or Jew, someone from the People of the Book. Allah says in the Quran sort of my either

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what amo Latina Atilla kita hildon la quwata amo comes along, and the food of the People of the Book is permitted for you and your food is permitted for them.

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Number two,

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that when you do slaughter the animal you slaughter it in the matter that the blood flows from it.

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And that means that you slaughter for vessels for ideally for vessels, the what the Jain the arteries, the carotid arteries right here on the side of the neck, and the windpipe in the food pipe. Scholars differ in opinion on what part how many need to be cut, but they agree that blood needs to flow from the animal because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in a narration

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unheard them with Akira smooth La La he for

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whatever flows the blood whichever animals slaughtered and blood flows from it and the last name was mentioned a planet that eat so in order to make sure the blood flows properly, that's where the scholars say that the what the gene the arteries in the neck need to be cut properly. And the last thing is that when cutting it the name of Allah is mentioned.

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Allah says in the Quran, not in one place, but in many places in Sudan. What a Kudo him lm youth charisma Allahu alayhi wa in the fist and do not eat that upon which allows name was not mentioned. Because this is wrong. This is impurity, this is inappropriate. And the fourth thing you know, it's three, four things. Those are three main things. The fourth thing I'll add for your own benefit, that making sure that what you're using is suitable to be a

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slaughtering tool.

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This is a little obscure issue, but it still is an issue when it comes to slaughtering. So for example, the Hadith of the Prophet said a lot of Hollywood cinema prohibits using bone in bone and teeth for slaughtering purposes,

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bone and teeth. They don't permit that using being used for slaughtering purposes. Other than that other things are permissible. For example, one companion said on messenger of Allah, I was looking after herd of animals, and one animal was about to die. I didn't have a blade to slaughter the animal quickly. So I took a rock and I broke it and I quickly went back to slaughter the animal. Is that okay, prophecy, that's okay. You know.

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And then within slaughtering one more thing I want to bring to you guys slaughtering is of two types, the theory and the theory, two different things. The theory is an animal that you're slaughtering over which you have full control, for example,

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a sheep or a goat, you can control it. For that sort of slaughter, you need to make sure the proper vessels are separate, though it already is an animal over which you don't have full control. For example, the deer. Have you guys ever heard of someone like slaughtering a deer? It doesn't happen, why not?

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They're too fast. So how do you how do you slaughter a deer?

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You fire an arrow at it, and then you hope that you can catch up to it before it dies. So in Islam, the ruling is with double irati in particular with vulva filati. The ruling is before you fire your arrow you say Bismillah and then you fire the arrow. If you said Bismillah before you fire the arrow going back to that deers example, and the arrow hits the animal. The animal falls down you find the animal one day later. It is permissible for you to eat from that animal with two conditions. The first condition is you don't see any other injury in that animal. Meaning you didn't die from falling collapsing some sort of an accident. It died from your arrow.

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Secondly, it's your arrow in it not someone else's arrow. You know, it's not so if you can guarantee these two things you said that before shooting that arrow, it's hard for you to eat. If you come to that animal, that very same deer you fired your your shot or making a gun from bone or making a gun, same thing. You take the gun, you shoot it, and it hits the deer. And by the time you're done, you come there the animals still alive. Now in order for it to be alive, you have to slaughter it, because why the animal still

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is still alive. Now the other thing is that let's say for example, you come there you find the animal one day later, once the hobby asked, he said a messenger of Allah, I went hunting the other day, I shot my arrow on the animal, and then the animal went missing. I found it one day later. The Prophet said, madam Nuneaton eat from it as long as it doesn't decay. If the animal starts smelling then don't eat from there anymore. So there is a lot of a lot of opening the Shetty our religion is very accommodating until the point not only is

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not only is

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a hunting with a bow and arrow and gun permitted, permitted, Islam even gives permission to hunt with dogs.

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Mina djawadi himachali Vina to Allah, Allah, Allah qumola that there are rulings in Islamic law. I just taught them this week of hunting with dogs and what are the rulings of hunting with dogs that if a person wants to take a dog and hunt what is the method of doing it? How is it hot? How is it not hot and there are so many ahaadeeth in this regard. I'm going to close by sharing a beautiful statement of allama Fabiola Jani. He says that, indeed, the scholars are the heirs of the prophets is indeed the prophets are the scholars are the ears of the prophets. And one of the responsibilities we as scholars or as community members, as Muslims inherit, is the responsibility

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of encouraging people to walk towards excellence. Don't settle with the bare minimum, we need to keep telling people keep encouraging people get better, let's do better, let's do better. How can we make our Muslim community better? How could we make our families better just keep talking about better? He says if we fulfill this responsibility, then remember, on the other hand, Allah subhana wa tada has already commended the angels and the birds in the sky and the fish in the ocean to pray for your forgiveness. They're praying for your forgiveness because you are making the world an excellent and better place. So we pray that Allah subhana wa Taala makes us people of excellence.

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And Allah subhanho wa Taala gives us the feet, the himer the or the irata to be better people to be people who are always looking in ways to improve ourselves and looking in ways to grow Allah subhanaw taala make us the people of our son in our Eva in our mama dot and I'm washed off and Allah subhanaw taala except from us all are so long en es una humbug Samadhi by Tara