Ramadan 2022 #09 Promoting Good & Forbidding Evil

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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen Villa Hala al Amin will begin studying what to suddenly want to sell him while they're hot. I mean, MBA II will emammal mousseline Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi Ultramarine Allah melesa Allah Illa majority Abu Salah and teta Jalil has either sheet assembler or BSC to Allah to acid water main Bill high aerobic chemistry. We thank Allah Rabo Lissa T on July for having gathered us here once again. And we ask Allah subhana wa Tala to surround us with the mela it can and to cause his mercy and his Sakeena to descend upon us and to raise us with the Gambia. Allahi wa Salatu was Salam and those whom he has mentioned with

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them, I mean,

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Allah subhanho wa Taala has chosen for the Ummah of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to be the best of nations. So we are better than the Ummah or the nation of no other in new salatu salam, better than the nation of Ibrahim Alayhi Salatu was Salam, better than the nation of Musa alayhis Salatu was Salam. Risa Allahu Salatu was Salam. We are better than these nations but not for free. This title does not come for free. Allah subhanho wa Taala says go to high yoga mat in Oak rejet Lin

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that you are the best of nations? Why that were extracted for the people? Why is that you are the best of nations extracted for the people because you enjoy the good and you forbid the evil. So Allah subhanahu wa taala made this the condition of us being the best of nations. When we leave that when we turn away from that, then we are naturally humiliated by Allah subhanho wa Taala Omar, Abdullah, Abdullah, Bharat the Allahu Anhu used to say no go as an Allah who will Islam feminine divine Elisa tabula rasa as Allah Allah, that we are a nation, Allah has raised us with Islam. So if we look for that razor for that shut off for that honor anywhere else, then Allah will humiliate us,

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Allah will humiliate us. If we take a look at the Arab printed peninsula at the time before Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. These people were unrecognized that they were not known amongst the nations they were not looked up to. Yes, perhaps small pockets of them were looked up to. But as a whole, they were barefoot. They lived in tents. They lived in mud houses, they will not looked up to for any technological advancement or anything of that sort. When Islam came, and they adopted Islam from being barefooted, having nothing no honor. No, it is nothing at all, Allah who believes that he will general raise them to conquer to conquer different lands across the globe at

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large Allahu Akbar, what changed? What changed the fact that they became Muslimeen they accepted Allah subhanahu wa taala. And they accepted Islam as thy standard. So as a result, Allah subhanahu wa taala raised them the minute we as Muslimeen begin to look at anything else, perhaps our technological advancements and how intelligent we are and the knowledge that we have, etc. As a reason for our isa for our honor. Then Allah subhanahu wa taala begins the collapse of that nation. Today, we look at ourselves as being inferior because of Islam. We look at ourselves as being less amongst the rest of the nations because we are muslimin we are lacking in technological advancement

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we are lacking in in following the ways of the West. So we look at at ourselves as inferior. This is the very reason why Allah subhanahu wa taala raised us in the first place. Islam is the reason why we have that is why we have that honor. And as Muslims

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If we get rid of religion from our lives, and we stop enjoying good and forbidding evil, that is the beginning of the decline of the Ummah of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam we're moving towards Can you see

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Azula Salah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, In nama naturally you will methylglucose Cannot teleology will in Estelle Perdana indeed my example and your example who Who is this he's talking about us, the Ummah Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Our example with Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam can Natalie Rajamouli Stoker Dinara like a man who has kindled a fire for generality, della boo and for Asha, we are caught in a fee. So the moths and the animals you know, the flying creatures, they begin to be attracted to that fire, they are attracted to that fire. So they come towards it, for other reason be who does he come? What am tomb Takahama Nephi. So I am

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holding on to you telling you not to go to that fire and you insist on falling into it. Allahu Akbar. If we think of this Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is telling us that you want to get into that fire, you are heading towards it. I'm telling you don't do it. You are headed towards the fire. You're going to burn yourself there. If we take a look at a moth and how its attracted to words the fire, it will keep flitting in, in and out of that fire until it reaches a point where it is completely burned completely burnt Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his commandments and the commandments of Allah subhanho wa Taala are keeping us away from that fire. Don't go there.

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Don't burn yourself. But we insist on burning ourselves why prophetic no be sure what the Hellfire has been surrounded by that which is desirable. Xena, alcohol, clubbing, music, etc. All actually surrounding the fire. So in Sam has that natural inclination. He wants to go towards it. He wants to do it. But he's going towards the fire. Keep to the commands of Allah subhanho wa Taala to the prohibitions of Allah subhanahu wa taala. Stand by them, and you will be saved from that fire in the same way that a human being who's standing around that fire sees the moths going into it. And he tries to get hold of the moth keep away, keep away you will be destroyed. No matter what he does,

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that moth wants to get into that fire. That moth is so enticed by what it sees that it keeps going into the fire. You see, the problem today is that when we tell a person that brother or sister, what you're doing is haram. What you're doing is not beloved to Allah subhanahu wa Tada. He does not like what you're doing right now, immediately. Who are you to tell me? Who are you to tell me don't tell me that. But this person who is telling you to keep away from that action is actually taking your hand and pulling you away from the fire. We should be thanking them. We should be grateful to them. We thank Allah subhanahu wa Tada for having given us brothers and sisters who look after our best

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interests. Yes, there is a manner in which to do that. There is a way in which we should be doing it. We shouldn't be going around doing it in such a rough way that the people are turned away from Islam the Shirou Wallah tuna Pharaoh give glad tidings and don't turn the people away from the deen of Allah subhanahu wa taala. So do it in the correct manner in a good manner mankind with the che il Zanna woman to z i mean che Illa Shanna also allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells us that politeness good manner is in nothing except that it beautifies it meaning when it is a part of your actions and your good character that it will beautify you being polite, being humble doing things in

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the correct manner. And when it is snatched out of an action when you take out that politeness and you are harsh that it actually makes that action ugly, despite you trying to be do something good. You see.

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Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam prevented his companions from doing that which was haram and they were ever more so grateful to him for this. We find that

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In the Quran, Allah subhanho wa Taala that tells us of who is Ravi? And how from amongst the people. There were those who actually tried to trick Allah subhanho wa taala. So they were told not to fish on the Sabbath, not to fish on a Saturday. And they were a people who were well known for fishing. They lived on the ocean, they lived on the coast. So this was their trade. This is what they did day in, day out. There was only one day they were told you are not allowed to fish, but they decided that they wanted to trick Allah subhanho wa Taala How was this? On the Sabbath? Allah subhanahu wa taala calls the fish to come up and the fish would be there for them to see to be enticed by Will

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you follow the Command of Allah subhanho wa Taala Will you do the wrong thing? So Allah subhanahu wa taala tells us was a little money OH GOD WE ARE T latika tell the tell the hurry Ilya. I don't have it. In T in return who Mia whom I said 18 children. Why wire Humala is E tuna. T him Gary Canada Woombie Makka Moo you have Zune and ask them Oh Mohammed Salah Allahu alayhi wa sallam from amongst these people, they will remnants that were there at the time of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he is being told ask them about what they used to do with regards to the Sabbath, these people used to actually cast nets, or they would cause a, you know, they would build up a wall such

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that when the fish came up on the Sabbath, the fish would remain. So they would not actually fish, but they would hold that those fish for the next day. On the Sunday they would come and take all of those fish trying to trick Allah subhanahu Uttara from amongst these people, they were three groups. There were those who tried to engage in the trickery. And then there were those who said that we will not prevent them from doing so but we will not do so Allah will destroy them. And then they were those who prevented them. So those who are not preventing but not engaging as well said what you thought it might mean normally matter, Ilona gone and he loves Liko whom won the boom other than

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Shadi that Why are you telling the people to stop doing this? When Allah who will destroy them for what they have done? Or Allah who will punish them then a severe punishment. So the ones who are preventing them saying don't do this, they sit on Ummah and the Alton Isla be kumara.

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Poon. This is only to present an excuse before Allah subhanahu wa taala and such that they will be conscious perhaps there is a chance that they will be guided as well. Now, they said that this is an excuse to present before Allah subhanho wa Taala why? Because when we go before Allah hyperbolicity Will Jellal We don't want him to ask us you were there you had the chance to tell them don't do this. Don't do this and you did not prevent them. So this is an excuse that we have before Allah subhanho wa Taala we can tell Allah subhanahu wa taala we prevented them we tried to stop them, but they did not listen to us. And later on Allah subhanahu wa taala explains to us Furla mana Zuma

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don't kill me he Janan Medina and Helena is so

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lovely no one will be either being that easy. Be Monica who we are our own. And when they forgot the commandment of Allah subhana wa Tada. We saved those who are preventing from evil. Allah subhanahu wa Tada did not save anybody else. Even those who stood by and said Let them be destroyed by Allah. They were destroyed as well. Why Asuquo to Anil gerima. They kept quiet about the crime that was being committed. Imagine you see someone raping another individual, what do you do? It's abhorrent. You immediately try to get hold of that person. Hey, get away from this. You can't do that. Right. Now if you stand by and watch and say this man will be destroyed anyways. You are part of that crime

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as well. Allah subhanahu wa taala destroyed them all. All of them, except for who? For those who prevented them from doing the wrongdoing.

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They forbid them. They say don't do this, Doc, it's wrong for you to do this. You see, the problem that we have today is that we believe in the wrongdoing so much and we love it so much that we don't want anyone to tell us It's haram brother, It's haram Sister, you can't do this. The Muslim community is made up of units. And each movement I'll move me no little move mini Caledonia near should do bah, bah bah. Each believer strengthens another believer. The hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam describes them as a wall or a building, you see how the bricks in a building one brick supports the other. The minute one is missing. One is out. That entire building

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becomes weaker. A second one, a third, a fourth, a fifth. Once those all come out, you find that the entire building collapses, the entire building collapses. But it started with what with one brick. So if we are not there to tell each other brother this is haram. Don't do it. Don't do it. Then one brick is being removed. Sister, this is wrong. You shouldn't be engaging in this, another brick is removed. So slowly the society begins to crumble. And as a result, eventually there is a collapse of that entire society. Allah subhanaw taala gave us the mechanism of our Savior, which is to enjoin good and forbid evil. And why am I focusing on forbidding evil, because today everyone wants to hear

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a good word come to the masjid come to Salah, do good deeds give charity fast in the month of Ramadan, go for Hajj people don't have a problem listening to this. But the minute you tell them, Xena is wrong. Alcohol is wrong, consuming it is wrong. We don't want to listen why because those who are engaged in Zina, we don't want to hear that message. But that message is for you, brother, that message is for you, sister, you need it more than anyone else. And this is why we are the best of nations so long as we hold on to that standard of enjoining good and preventing evil Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gave us an example. And he said

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method will call me Allah who do the law he will work it if he can method your call Minister movie Safina the example of the one who stands up right holding on fast to the commands of Allah subhanahu Uttara in joining good, preventing evil, and the one who falls into the that Haram is like those who have come to a boat on the shores of the ocean. And they they are two groups, they come to the boat, and they have no option. But to have a raffle. Why are they having a raffle? There are two portions of the boat, a bottom deck, which is below the ocean and the top deck which is on top. So everybody wants to go on to the top they want to see where they are going. They want to enjoy the sunlight

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etc. So they have a raffle as to who is going to be on the top and who is going to be on the bottom. So when they go into that boat, and the people of the bottom, need some water, they need to come up. So they come up and they walk over the others and they get to the water they bring the water down perhaps they want to wash their clothes or they want to drink or whatever it is wave. So they go up to the top and they collect the water and they come down every time they go they're trampling over others. They're disturbing others. So some wise cracks at the bottom of that ship decide that you know what? We're always going up to the top for water. Why don't we make a hole right here? Let's

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make a hole right here and we will get access to the water. Allahu Akbar. So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says so if the people have the top or not to stop them from making that whole Heroku Jamia, they will all drown they will all go down that entire ship sinks. Right? So, if we are not to stop others from doing haram, we will all drown we will all go down. This is the example that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gave us the sin of the next human being affects you if you do not prevent them from doing it. If you do not go to them and say brother sister, don't do this. Allah does not like it. You see

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Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells us Mundo I mean c'mon Karan fan you a year you will be added

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Is that the one who sees something evil something abhorrent, something wrong? Let him change it with his hand for inlandia Stelter family Sania, so if he's not able to do this, they move his tongue at least. In lamea Stelter, Fabian will be whether he can be Iman. And if he is not able to even speak with his tongue, it will cause fitna it will cause a problem then with his heart at least, let him think that these people what they are doing is wrong and it is bad. So, at least if we are so weak that we cannot stand up and hold that person away from the sun, and we cannot prevent them from doing that which is wrong, then we should have that feeling within our hearts we cannot speak out

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against the injustice, we should have that feeling that that which they are doing is wrong. Unfortunately, today it is so common to see certain sins that we become immune to it. We no longer even think that what they are doing is wrong. What they are doing is haram. At that point, we have let go of our deen we have let go of our deen. Why? Because we no longer even believe right is right and wrong is wrong. So it is important for us to hold on to this Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam sees a man coming into the masjid and he is sitting with his companions. They are perhaps remembering remembering Allah subhanahu Uttara or there is some sort of lesson going on in the

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masjid of Rasulullah sallallahu sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the man comes in and he begins to urinate. So the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he leaves him and the Companions become angered by this. Why is he leaving him? This man is here. Urinating in the masjid we need to get hold of him. They were angry at the man What is he doing is urinating in the masjid. You don't need knowledge to understand that this is wrong.

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So

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they are ready to get up, hold him back and stop him from doing this Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says that

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there are people who were hurried to Allah probably he sub one member may not know the Nova Mima that leave him and let him complete and when he is finished, take a pail of water and throw it over this urine. And then he summons the man once he has completed once he has finished. He says come here. What you have done is wrong. Look, this is the masjid of Allah subhanahu wa taala How can you do this? How can you come and urinate in the masjid? So there was a way that the messenger salAllahu alayhi wasallam adopted and who slew a mannerism he didn't tell the Companions Yes, get hold of him, stop him and tell him not to do that. Kick him out of the Masjid. No, that would have been the wrong

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way to deal with that situation. Sometimes leaving that person to finish and taking time to go to him after he has completed his deed is actually the best way forward. Why? Because whilst he is doing it, he is in that love that enjoying that sin. So he doesn't regret it. But the minute that that sin is complete his Eman kicks in once again, I still for Allah. What I did was wrong. So at this juncture, if you catch him, and you tell him brother, you know what you did? Do you think it's pleasing to Allah subhanahu Uttara leave a question mark in his head. At least not a zero attorney law because you have an excuse with ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada I try the Allah, he died and he's not in

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your hands you do your best. And then you leave it to Allah subhanho wa Taala and what I love my own, perhaps you will be guided. And if that guidance happens at your hands Alhamdulillah you've won one person over, you've won someone over that will actually benefit you in the earthhero

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you see Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam explained to us the end of times and he told us that letter Tebbe are on the Santa Ana Montana public home ship Ron we ship Green was Iran bzr that you will follow the ways of the people before you the ways of the Christians and the Jews. hand span forehand spent and half an arm's length for half an arm's length was the r&b vlR. You will follow the ways had tallow selaku Jehovah Bill less and less. I'd like to move that if they were to go into the hole of a lizard you would have followed them into that hole. Let me ask ourselves a question.

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What is that hole today? What is that hole?

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that whole is that which we see on our phones. That which is being promoted on our phones is not from any Muslim. It does not come from the Islamic empire at its strength. At its might, it comes from those who don't believe in Allah, those who don't believe in the messenger those who don't believe in Jannah, those who don't believe in the earth era, they don't want you to follow Islam. So we engage with them on the various social media apps. We've got tick tock, we've got Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and what are we watching on these apps? What are we doing on these apps? Are we watching Islamic content? Or are we watching that which is a lizard hole, and lizards hole? It's

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taking us into that hole such that when we get to Allah subhanahu, WA Tada, we are with them? Slowly, but surely the values, the Islamic values are being removed from us, so that we don't care anymore. We don't want that anymore. It doesn't matter. If people are doing harm. It's okay leave them. That's their life for them to live. No, it affects you as well. But we don't care anymore. Why? Because we have followed the way of the people who don't believe in Allah subhanho wa taala, who don't believe in the last day who don't believe in Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, is it not enough for us to know that these are the people behind this? These are the people behind these

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various apps. We know what they want, but we follow them regardless. So eventually we will follow them towards the hellfire. May Allah subhanahu wa taala protect us. May Allah subhanahu Attallah give us the ability to enjoin good and forbid evil. One last point Kulu Coomera in Wakulla, comas, Otto na et every one of you is a shepherd and each one of you is to be questioned about his idea about his flock. And a man in his home is a shepherd. So his children, his wife, his spouse, that he is the shepherd of that family. And the woman is a shepherd within her home, her family, her husband, her people, she is the shepherd she needs to tell them when they are engaging in wrong when

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they are doing something haram don't do it. When and she should enjoy goodness as well. She should tell them to do that which is good as well. So each one of us will be asked by ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. What did you do with your family? Did you tell them to do good and forbidding them from being doing evil? This is the starting point. Because an entire community is made up of units of marriages, units of families, so each family looks after their own. Eventually you find that the entire community is strengthened. So Charity begins at home, we need to begin with our own family members. Tell them to do that which is good forbids them from doing that which is evil and Allah

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subhanahu Attallah will cause an entire goodness to come about amongst the community. May Allah subhanahu wa taala give us the ability to do so. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the criterion between right and wrong. Amin wa sallahu wa Salam o Baraka ala Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi Germaine