Haste & Deliberation

Ibrahim Hindy

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The history and characteristics of Islam in Arabia are discussed, including the implementation of Islam at the hands of the Prophet and the adoption of Islam at the hands of the delegation. The importance of learning by acquiring knowledge and building one's life is emphasized, along with the use of "Grind" in the Bible and the importance of patient and perseverance in learning and acting. The importance of being mindful of one's emotions and not thinking of evil is also emphasized, along with the use of "Grind" in the Bible and the importance of being patient and perseverance in learning and acting. The importance of moderation and being calm during prayer, following assumptions, and being prepared for information is also emphasized, along with the use of the word "theological" in religion.

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In the year of iman will fold the year that was known as the year of delegations. This was a year when people were entering into Islam at the time of our Prophet in large numbers, and they would come to the prophets in Wufu. In delegations, the tribe would send a delegation to go and meet the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and they would accept Islam at his hands. One delegation, when they arrived in Medina, then when

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they arrived in Medina, and they immediately went to see the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to accept the snap. And when I say they did this immediately, I mean, immediately they left their camels, they left their steeds, they left their stuff, they just dropped it down, and they went straight into the messages.

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Some of them said they didn't even tie their camels. They just went straight into the masjid.

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And one person in the entire delegation stayed behind. His name was Elijah.

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He tied his candle, and he changed his clothing. And he prepared himself before he went in to meet the Prophet sallallahu Eleison him. Now you can imagine the difference between the people.

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Everyone else just went straight into the mystery to meet the Prophet. And imagine a long journey in Arabia.

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You're dusty, you're dirty from the sand. In the desert, you've been sweating, the sun is beating on you. So your clothes, clothes are a mess, your hair's a mess.

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And they went straight to see the profit. Meanwhile, this the hobby enters, and he looks good, and his clothes are clean and new. And so you can imagine the stark and the contrast between them.

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So when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam sees this man who looks clearly different than everyone else in the delegation, he calls him and tells him Come sit next to me.

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And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam speaks to him. And he tells him in the fika Flesner time, your hug boom Allah, he said, you have two characteristics that Allah Subhana Allah Allah loves, he said and held. Well, Anna, you have this concept of Hill, forbearance, and now which is calmness, he is to restrict yourself when you're angry from acting in an improper way. In fact, the the Arabs just use the word Hain as a synonym for aka for intellect, intelligence. And that the person who is truly intelligent, will not react out of anger will not just react with it, they will think, what am I going to do? They'll have tolerance will have forbearance still think through what

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they're about to do, and the other quality and that is calmness and composure and poise. And these qualities are the opposite of Olajuwon. To be hasty. And Allah subhanaw taala criticizes haste, the quality of haste in the Quran in many places.

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He says Holy for the inside human.

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Mankind has been created of haste. part of us is to be hasty to react emotionally, even irrationally.

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Allah subhanaw taala says in another verse where there isn't sand be somebody who will find

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that men will pray for evil as though he's praying for good. We say Oh Allah, please give me this thing that I want. And you don't realize the thing you're asking for is actually evil. You think it's good? So you're praying for it as though it's good, but it's really evil. Because we're emotional. Sometimes we pray for things we don't even realize we haven't really thought it through that the thing you're asking for is actually not good for you.

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And then Allah says, Well can and sand

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and indeed man has been hasty. Man is ever hasty.

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So Allah subhanaw taala criticizes haste, and he praises forbearance, and he praises calmness. He says, The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said at two Endymion, Allah will answer them in a shake one calmness comes from Allah and hastiness comes from Shaytaan.

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Calm this composure, thinking things through these are qualities that come to us from Allah subhanaw taala and bring us closer to Allah solida and haste, being quick in our emotion and reacting without thinking, these are qualities that bring you closer to shape one.

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In the Hadith we mentioned there's another narration the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells, Allah said she said the two characteristics are attorney calmness and composure composing yourself.

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He asked the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, O Messenger of Allah. Are these qualities that I acquired? Or are these qualities that Allah says

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Hamilton it instilled in me like I was a born this way or did I acquire these qualities and the prophets of Allah who told him no Allah instilled them in you. So he said hamdulillah Allah the Jabulani Yohimbe Allahu wa salam. He said it handled All praise belongs to Allah who instilled in me that which Allah and His Messenger love. But this indicates to us that characteristics can be attained different ways. Some people are born naturally with a disposition. Some people are naturally more patient than other people. Some people are naturally more calm than other people.

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But even if we were born with less of these qualities, we can still acquire them. We know the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said in the malaria battalion, when the man haimo, but to help them he said, very powerful Hadith. He says knowledge is vitality and by learning by acquiring knowledge, there's something we all understand. We all know, we didn't know something, then we know we learned something. Since we were kids, we were gaining knowledge. But then he says halen forbearance. A characteristic is by being forbearing. Right? We can acquire tolerance and forbearance, we can acquire patience and perseverance. Even if we weren't instilled with these

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values from a young age or at birth, we can acquire them by learning them and implementing them into our lives and striving to act upon them.

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And so, throughout the Quran, we see different scenarios of calmness and haste that bring to us, you know, bring to our attention the importance of these characteristics. For example, in the story of Musa alayhis salaam, Allah subhanaw taala, promises Musa a meeting with Allah azza wa jal, a private meeting between Allah and Musa. And so Musa leaves his people early. And he goes to meet with Allah azza wa jal.

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And so Allah asks him, why am I Jenna can call me KR Musa. What made you hasty Oh Musa to leave your people? And Musa SNM says, hola, hola. Hola sad. Y Jin to la cara belittle robot. He says My people are not far behind. Either he means they're physically close to me. I can go to them quickly or he means they are not far behind my, my teachings. They are close to my sunnah.

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And then he says but I came quickly to you i hasted to you, Oh Allah, in order for you to be happy for you to be pleased. And then Allah says coilover in Patna Komik. Oma coming back Nicola Donna samedi, Allah says We tested your people while you were here. And Assam Edie has misguided and this is the story of the idle, the golden calf and they begin to worship it. So Allah subhanaw taala is telling Musa a lesson here because you were hasty and you left your people too early.

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Before Eman has become strong with them. They were tested with idolatry and they fell into the practice of idolatry. We also see this in the story of Musa within him

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that the Prophet SAW Allah mentions Musa tells him after you know the when they're together, and he tells us that I will be patient and then he is not patient. He asks the question, why did this happen? And then he tells him give me one more chance. And the Prophet sallallahu lucidum says, Why was Musa hasty? Why did he say give me one more chance, if you just try it didn't say this and continued. We might have seen amazing things in the story of Musa theatre and said the story was cut short because he was hasty. And he said give me one more chance.

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These are examples. There's the example of Prophet Yunus Adi has set out he leaves his people early, without the permission of Allah azza wa jal, he's angry, and he acts out of haste. Right? He thinks there's no use in the people he leaves them. So Allah subhanaw taala puts them through tests and trial into the stomach of the whale. And Allah subhanaw taala tells our prophet for stability, how can you rhombic what can cause

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Allah says to the Prophet, be patient for the judgment of your Lord and do not be like the man of the whale is nada. Well Who am I to him is when he called out to Allah while he was distressed.

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And we see in the story of Yusuf Ali has sent him the opposite. Yusuf Ali Hassan is in prison for many years, in a difficult circumstance, unjustly imprisoned, and the king sends the messenger to tell him come out of jail. We know the story. He sees the dream. They say nobody can interpret the dream. Somebody says I know someone who can. He's in prison. They go to use of ASL and he gives them the interpretation of the dream. Now the king is happy. He says, Bring me this man out of prison.

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So the man comes running. The king wants you to come out of prison. What does use of it? He said I'm saying

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He said illusionary the Arabic first alguma dad and this was a dirty Gokarna ADM. He says go back to your Lord, go back to your king and tell him find out what happened to the women who cut off their hands. Go investigate my case. He said, I don't want to come up free until you investigate my case. The prophets of Allah Allah, Allah, He will send them says, No, Allah this doofus, Sydney, Pula, murder with the use of logic today. The Prophet said, if I was in prison, for as long as you said was in prison, I would have responded to him, I would have said yes, take me out of the prison. Because the Prophet is telling us it's really difficult to be imprisoned, especially in those

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circumstances in those times not in that place, would have been very difficult. The province that I would have, the difficulty would have made me want to respond to the caller. Yusuf didn't. He stayed? Why did he stay? Because he's thinking forward? If I come out of prison,

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I will be free. But everyone will say, weren't you accused of this in that? Weren't you accused of this? His reputation would be damaged? How could he be a daddy? How can he call people to Allah if his reputation is damaged? So he says, No, I don't want to come out of prison free. I want to I want to come out of prison, innocent. I want everyone to know that I was innocent. So go investigate the case. This is composure this is to me this is thinking things through.

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And we see this importance throughout our religion. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, something hasn't what to other when episod beautiful disposition, having beautiful conduct, the way you speak to people, the way you dress, or something has an eye toward the calmness when a facade moderation. These are 1/24 parts of one out of 24 parts of prophethood. Right? This is a part of Prophethood to have these characteristics. And we see this in our religion in many places. For example, we know in Islam, that a man can issue divorce, he can divorce his wife. But in Islam, there are three divorces. The first divorce is revocable, he can divorce her and then he can take it

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back, you can say I take back the divorce. And you can do it a second time you can divorce her but then he can revoke it. However, on the third time it is irrevocable. Once he divorces her three times, he cannot take her back anymore. The relationship is over. Unless you were to marry someone else, and divorce from someone else, then she could perhaps marry him in the future. This is a responsibility Allah has given men

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and it is how wrong for a man to tell his wife three times in one sitting, you are divorced. You are divorced, you are divorced.

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This is how long a religion

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right? It's built on. Its sinful. Now there's a difference of opinion between scholars. If a person were to say you're divorced, you are divorced, you are divorced. Is that three divorces? He can't take her back anymore or is that one divorce? All Formats, haven't seen his three divorces. Some scholars like even Taymiyah said it is one divorce. There's a difference of opinion. It's not important. What's important is It's haram to do this. Allah is telling you, I'm giving you responsibility, but you have to have calmness. You have to know what you're doing. You have to think this through.

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A man came to me not best for the ALLAH and he said divorce my wife three times.

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What should I do? If my best is I don't see a way out for you. The man said oh even our best Allah says in the Quran. Well, maybe it's something that Allah Raja Whoever fears Allah Allah will give him a way out. Allah says this in the Quran

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tells him what in the kalam to tequila he said a new didn't fear Allah. You didn't fear Allah and you disobeyed Allah Subhana Allah because you said the divorce three times in one sitting, isn't I don't see any way forward for you. So Allah has training us to be deliberate to be thoughtful,

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should not be quick and rash in our decisions. You know, why would a person pronounced divorced three times? Maybe he's ignorant of the ruling. But the other reason is, he's emotional. And he lets his emotions take control of him. But no, for you to be a real man. You have to be in control and to think things through. And Allah subhanaw taala says, what could you do on them and beauty in, don't kick them out of their homes? They can if you divorce them, you don't tell them you have to leave now. They stay in the home. And she observes they ended up period. So that even in that period you are thinking through? Do you really want to go through this divorce? Is this really the correct

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decision?

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We see Hastin or Alibaba when the man came to the came and prayed in front of the Prophet and prayed very quickly. The Prophet told him in a job for Sunday, Sunday so go back and pray you didn't pray.

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And the man goes and prays again and comes in the prophet tells him again go back and pray you didn't pray. He tells them all messenger of Allah teach me I don't know. So the prophet tells them when you stand you stand in your sight from the verses of Allah. And then when you go

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On Sudoku had settled in, you go into Loquat until your content, your body goes through your content with your form, and your content and what you are saying, and you understand what you're saying. And then you come out of your idea have to be calm in your prayer, to have calmness in this. We see as well, the haste in believing news and information or following assumptions. We know when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam sent some people to collect Zakkai from a tribe. And this, these people want to collect the cat and some of them went forward. And the tribe had people in horses with sword standing, awaiting them. So they ran back and they said, they're going to kill us to have an army

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ready, they're going to kill us. So the whole group went back to the prophets of Allah Islam said, they don't want to pin this occur, and they have an army and they're prepared to kill us. What did our Prophet salallahu Salam do? Some of the Sahaba said, let's get let's get an army ready, let's go fight them. Whatever our Prophet do. He said, Go find out what happened. This isn't enough information, find out what happened, let's be sure of this information. So they sent an envoy and the people when they heard what was said about them that they were going to fight and then we're going to, to not pay this account is that rose up and down and salted. Now they said, we seek

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Allah's refuge from the anger of Allah. They said, We were there to do a welcome like an honoring welcome. You know, when you have a military, welcome, somebody's coming, and you have the soldiers and you're prepared to show respect. That's why we had the men with us with the sword, and we had the money all prepared to give our second.

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So let's think it's not just hearing us and relaying it. It's not just assuming the worst about people and spreading it. It's thinking things through, it's being calm, having composure, looking for what actually is true and verifying news. And we have this in our religion, like there is a far either for Kenya, we say mentality to the shape, do not align here off the head, man. Right? Whoever is been tagged in the shade whoever is hasty for something doing that awanee He before its appointed time, the head man, he is punished by being prevented from it. This is a principle I'm shocked, because we find it in many rulings, like what? Like the Prophet SAW Allah wherever you send them

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said,

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the one who kills the murderer cannot inherit. So if somebody you know, his father is wealthy says I want I want my inheritance. So he kills his father to get the inheritance the promise that No, he's not allowed to inherit, because he killed his father, because he tried to be hasty to take something, even if that thing belonged to him, then is an arrogance belongs to Him, because He is hasty and any commits haram to do so now he can't he can't take it anymore. Right. Another example, a man on his deathbed,

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decides I don't want my wife to inherit, I want all my children to all my money to go to my children. So he divorces his wife on his deathbed.

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The Scholars say she's still inheritance. Because he's trying to go around it. He's being hasty trying to go around the rules. Another example The Scholars say, somebody slaughters a donkey to take the skin to use the level of leather instead of the donkey dying on its own. he slaughters the donkey for the leather. It's not permissible the leather becomes haram. Right? There's a lot of examples of this, you cannot be hasty and acquiring things. In this way. You have to wait for its appointed time. And this is our religion teaches us teaches us to be calm and to be composed and to think things through. And there's haste in acquiring wealth as well. We see the example value of the

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Allahu anon when he had his horse, and he was gonna go into the masjid to pray. And he sees a man he says, Can you hold on to the reins of my horse while I go in the masjid and I pray. He goes in the midst of the praise he comes out. He can't find the man he can't find the horse. He looks around he finds the man has taken the reins off the horse and he's selling the reigns for money. tandems whatever it is. And I literally alone when he tells him

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I was going to pay you the same amounts. You stole the reins to sell it I was gonna give you the same amount

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as if you know thank you. He said in the knob. The whole restaurant Halal beats or cassava. Well I yes dad Alana.

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But Did Allah he says a man will

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prevent himself from Halal money by taking it by by not being patient. And he will not attain more than what has been already decreed for him. Like you are gonna get those tinted hems no matter what you're gonna get them from hell from me, but you took them from haram by selling the rains. Instead you're never gonna get more than what Allah has a portion for you. But all you're doing is deciding to take it from haram rather than deciding to take it from henna and this is the way of intelligence and the way of thinking. Now Cody has suffered a lot the weather comes through in order for it

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Welcome to the Los Altos cinema. Allah rasool Allah Who are the ad he was talking to you and

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our religion is a religion of moderation. And that means even though we say the believer should be calm and composed and have poise and not be hasty, there are exceptions. And there are times where we shouldn't be hasty. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, at two Adelphi quilici. In Lafayette.

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He said, calmness should be in all things except

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the actions of the ACA. Allah subhanaw taala tells us in the Quran for STEM people Hydra to race towards good deeds. You don't be calm about good deeds. Well, I don't want to fast and you know, maybe I'll do it later on. No, no, no. When it's good deeds, you take the opportunity, you rush towards it. You do it as good as you can. You get for the sake of Allah you pray extra good deeds were hasty towards them. So the Prophet says, calmness is good and everything except when it comes to good deeds. Now you want to compete now you want to race you want to go for it. Likewise, haste is good and all things except when it comes to repaying an injustice, returning an interest payment.

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For example, we know that hadith when a man passed away, and the Prophet sallallahu a sentence says, does he owe anything? They said he owns to their house, not too much money to their hands. One of the Sahaba said I will pay it for him. It's on me. So they buried the man that did the prophets of Allah is in the next day as found the man. But then there is a dam Did you? What happened to the due to their house? What did you do with it? Where is it? Man said the Salah we just buried him yesterday. You know, yesterday, were very him watching him all this stuff was happening. You know, I was busy.

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So Okay. The next day, the Prophet went to find them again. What did you do with the ticket? Um, so every day the prophet is asking him, he said, I paid it hamdulillah The Prophet said, Now, the skin of your brother has become cooled. Right? Like if it was not paid, he could have been punished. For now his skin has become cooled because of this. And this shows you to be hasty. When it comes to repaying if an injustice has happened to repay that injustice, there's a debt to repay the debt and so on and so forth. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to make us of those who have the characteristic of haste or sorry have the characteristic of calmness and to not be of those who have haste and only to

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have haste when it comes to doing good deeds and in averting justices