Benefit others by taking part in local affairs

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Ikram Sanaullah

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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah. He anathema to who understood you know, who understood the Pharaoh who were not meant to be one of our colleagues.

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When or do we learn him in Cerulean fusina Woman sejahtera Molina, Maria de la Philomel villa on my little fella Deanna. When a shadow Allah Allah Allah who the hula Cherie kala wonder Sedona Sedona, Maulana Muhammad, Abu rasuluh Abad for all the villas Amina shaytani, R rajim, Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem, in Alladhina, ou zonal Momineen, our Mina TB Lady mcta, Sabu foccacia, Tama Lobaton. And with my movie now, so the como la them, respected scholars, beloved teachers, brothers and elders in Islam. In our relation with each other, there are certain stages. Stage number one

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is where a person cares about another person, even if inconvenience has to reach him. And this is the highest stage and the Sahaba Ridhwan ye Talana which means especially the Sahaba from Medina, they were the greatest manifestation in the greatest example, to this relation. And Allah subhanho wa Taala actually speaks about that in the Holy Quran. Allah Allah says where you throne Allah fusi malo Karna beam Kasasa that these Sahaba they gave preference to other people even if inconvenience reach them.

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And to understand this, let us look at this example or this incident that occurred at the time of Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when the Sahaba migrated from Mecca to Medina Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam created a brotherhood amongst the Sahaba of Makkah and Medina and he told the Sahaba of Medina to take care of the Sahaba of Makkah. Why? Because these people left everyone behind their family members, their wealth and everything their homes, tsunami, sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam told the people of Medina to take care of them. Upon one occasion, he said Allah, Allah serum received well, so Prophet Muhammad

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Sallallahu, ala some called the people of Medina, and he told them that look, the people of Makkah are relying on you. If you allow me to give all of this wealth to the people of Macau, they will become independent, and they won't have to rely on you. So the people of unsub replied, there, oh prophet of Allah, you can give all of that wealth to the people of Makkah, and we will still assist them we will still carry on with the brotherhood that you have created amongst ourselves. That is why you don't Allah unforeseen Volcana been Kasasa to give preference to others, even when inconvenience has to reach you. That is the first stage. Talking about the second stage in our

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relation with each other is where we prefer for another brother, what we prefer for ourselves, we love for our brother, what we love for ourselves. And these are actually the words of the Hadith of Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam way Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Love you mean what do you really believe at my table enough? See, none of you can be a true believer until you love for your brother what you love for yourself. Simple example. You have a roti, a braid with you and you find a hungry person. You give him the whole of roti that is the first stage, but you cut the roti into half you give him half of the roti you keep half by yourself. That is the

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second stage. Talking about the third stage in our relation with each other is where we don't benefit others. But again, we are not from the group that harms others.

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And this is the topic of my buying today. This is the topic of my talk today that if we can't be from the group that benefits others, let us not be from the group that harms others. And Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has put so much of emphasis on this aspect. It comes in a hadith the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said la hora. Voila,

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a Muslim is He who doesn't harm others, or who doesn't return the harm who doesn't take revenge. In another Hadith Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is asked a UL Islam. If we have to put it in a simple translation. The question means that who is the best Muslim income Wallah

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Who is the best of Muslim income Wallah Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi salam is asked, and Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu ala some replies a Muslim woman Salim al Muslim una melissani He were

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the best Muslim income wala the best of Hussam income Allah is He from the evil of whose hands from the evil of Houston or the Muslims are safe. And in another Hadith, Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam generalized it he said a Muslim woman Solomon nas melissani He was already a good Muslim is he? From who from the evil of who stung and whose hand normal public is safe forget about Muslim general public is safe from the evil of his hands and his time.

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And look at this another Hadith where Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that there are various stage of ima, the highest of which is to pray the Kalima La Ilaha illa Allah, and the lowest of which imata to Ladhani Tadek to remove an offensive object to remove an obstacle from the road from the path so it doesn't harm someone else. So look at how much emphasis Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has put on this aspect. And our our spiritual Doctor Imam Ghazali Rahmatullah era explains this whole scenario so beautifully. He says that if you have to go into a jungle, you're going to find three kinds of animals. The first kind

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of those animals, which benefit others, like the goat. It gives you milk the sheep, you enjoy the meat, the cow, the buffalo. I don't have to mention ribeye, Porterhouse, and all the kind of

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steak that we put on our on our WhatsApp status is right, these animals are beneficial. That's the first time talking about the second kind, the animals that are harmful. The Lion, the tiger, the hyena, the wild dogs, the scorpion snakes, talking about the third kinds of animals where these animals don't know anything about us or we don't know anything about them. So now Imam Ghazali Rama to loyally mentions that first of all you are humans you are not supposed to be like animals, you are humans, you are better than animals. But if you have to be like animals, then be like those animals that benefit others. And don't be like those animals that harm others

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and respected elders and friends. Look at how much Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam himself practice on this aspect. We all know the famous his famous narration of the eyeshadow, the MO Talana where the eyeshadow the Allah Tala mentions that Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to wake up for tahajjud and he said Allah the room of the eyeshadow, the Allahu Taala was so small, that when Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had to go into such that he had to somehow indicate to us that Ayesha to move a lake right? We only look at the aspect of Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam waking up, but we don't understand what Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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did, or that I shot of the Allahu Taala mentions Fatah al Baba roo Ada was local Baba Gwadar. Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to quietly open the door and episode Allahu Allah Islam used to quietly close the door. Why? So it doesn't disturb the sleep of others. Aisha the Allahu Taala look at how considerate Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was in not harming others.

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And the scholars, the jurists actually put so much emphasis on this aspect. They mentioned that if you have to do an optional act, NFL act and was doing that knuffel Act,

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you end up harming someone, it is wajib it is mandatory upon you to leave that novelette doing intellect will give you the rewards, but if it is harming someone leave it out. For example, if you have to teach kids how to sweat, it will give you rewards. But in order to reach that you have to fight with someone you have to push someone you have to beat someone. Then it is mandatory, it is wajib upon you to live it out. reading Quran loudly, it gives you the word of mouth Allah we used to call you used to read Quran loudly. But if you are reading Quran loudly and it is disturbing someone sleep or it is disturbing someone who in his Salah it is appropriate for you appropriate for you to

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read your Quran silently. When coming to the masjid Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu sallam said when a person is coming to the masjid, he shouldn't eat raw onions or raw garlic why? It will harm another brother who's standing next to him. But now look at what the Judas mentioned on the under these IDs. They mentioned that the motel is of the masjid actually have the right

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to go and talk to this person that my brother when you're coming to the masjid, you're eating raw onions or garlic, you shouldn't come like that. We must only said that right? Why? So it doesn't harm someone

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respected elders and friends, you know, when we are hurting someone, let us understand that their feelings might not mean anything to us, but they might mean everything to them. So, we should be very careful in this aspect. And since we are talking about the aspect of harming about the aspect of not harming others and benefiting others, let us look at the current situation around us. Right now elections. We had elections yesterday. Anytime the results are going to be out as Muslims, where do we stand? Obviously, the elections are done, but in the future, we might be facing other few elections, where do we stand in this whole aspect? Let us understand that

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when it comes to voting, even if a person is to refuse even if a person is to say that I am not part of this political process, he is part of the political process, you are paying duty for your car, your employers are paying tax for your salary. Somehow you are paying your taxes, you have the identity card under this governance, you have become part of the political process, even if you are denying it. And when you decide not to vote, it is not compulsory, it is not compulsory, but when you decide not to vote, then automatically you have decreased and reduced a vote for a person who can be beneficial for the community, or who can be beneficial for the Muslim community. If I have to

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say, when we don't go to vote, you know, we have this strange concept in our mind that a global revolution is going to take place and Islamic law is going to prevail. A very strange concept. When we don't understand that in order to go global, we have to act local.

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The process starts locally and Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam get that profit Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did that. It comes in a narration that when Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was in Makkah, people used to come to him and they used to complain to him about Abuja, not giving them their money. They never used to come in complain about them accepting Islam and Abuja, persecuting them. No, they were not Muslims. They used to come to Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam and they used to complain that Abu Jamal is not returning us our money and what was the reply of Prophet Muhammad? SallAllahu Allah Islam was it that you know what, I'm

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going to go to Medina after 20 years when I'm back and I'll be ruling Makkah I will help you in getting back your money, no prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to treat them like their brothers. And then Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi salam used to put in an effort in returning their money. He spoke to Abuja that return this person his money. Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam participated in the local affairs around him. And Subhan Allah a profound point, when Prophet Muhammad SAW Allah when Islam was persecuted by Abuja, who was there to give him protection, and then Muslim mode. When it did it, he was there to give protection to Prophet

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Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, and it comes in aerations. Most of the people who give protection to Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam were non Muslims at that time, and it helped in spreading the message of Islam. So we can say that we can be part of the local affairs that take place around us. And it has to be gradual. Look at Yusuf Ali Salam, he became the king of Egypt, how did he become the king of Egypt? First he went to the king, and he told him a journey Allah has made me the minister not of the Religious Affairs, not of the Religious Affairs, make me the minister of the of your storeroom, why I'm capable of taking care of it. He he gradually followed the process

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and one day he became the king so respected elders and friends, let us be part of the political process. Let us be part of the local affairs around us, it will somehow benefit us someday insha Allah may Allah subhanaw taala give us the ability to practice on whatever has been said and meanwhile through that one Anil Ambani learner of beloved me