Channel: Ismail Kamdar
Series: Ismail Kamdar – Ramadan 2019
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salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah. So today I want to just take a look at a few words from Surah Surah Surah, Bani Israel and in this surah in verse 17, Allah subhanaw taala begins the verse by saying, welcome the bunny, Adam, that we have honored the descendants of Adam alayhis salam. And I want to just to reflect on this one part of the verse Allah, Allah says that He has given honor to the descendants of Adam Ali Salaam. And what people first you didn't have the right from this is that every single human being, regardless of the religion, their race, their sins, has some level of honor in them. And that honor needs to be
respected. So as Muslims, we are supposed to treat everybody well, because they are the descendants of other monies to them because they are human beings. And sometimes we forget that sometimes, you know, especially young people who just started practicing Islam, and just got caught up in some kind of group of movement become very nasty and mean and, you know, they start treating people badly because of their sins or because they're not Muslim. This is not from the Sunnah. And this is not from the way of any of the prophets, right? We find that the prophets, all of them, they treated the people with honor and they call the people to watch on and they asked Allah to forgive the people if
they believed and to guide them if they did not believe they approach people from a place of wanting what is best for them. They did Dawa and called people towards the gene because they wanted what is best for them. They told people to stop committing sins because they wanted what is best for them. They did not do it from a perspective of I'm better than you, you are terrible person or anything like that. It was simply a matter of you are a human being you are honorable, you are descendent of Adam. Let me help you find your way back to what he followed. Let me help you find your way back towards Allah. It was a place of love for the people. We see this even in the case of loot Allah He
Salah prophet loot Alec Salah, the people he was sent to, has committed amongst the worst of sense, a sin which has become prevalent in our times again, and we've seen our time people have taken different stance towards this. And so we have those who treat the people who commit the sin as if they are the worst people on earth as if their sin is worse than shirk. Although that's not how loot on Islam treated his people shirk is the greatest.
Find people on the other end who have accepted the sinner as normal and even tried to change the religion and even tried to justify it. And even try to make it sound like it's hollow which can only be like this is this is really a belief that can take a person out of the fold of Islam completely. But the middle part, the middle part is to treat your people the way loot Elisa treated his people. What did he do? loot Elisa Lam continued to live amongst these people. When he spoke to them throughout the Quran ever he speaks to his people didn't say you people, you sinners evildoers. No, he would address them as the hakomi my people, right, he didn't distance himself from them,
in referring to them as a different people, but he refer to them as my people. Right, he called him away from the sin towards the halau alternative, he called him back towards righteousness. He called him away from this sense from a position of caring for the souls wanting Allah to forgive the work to forgive the wanting a lot of guidance back to the straight path. And so, route la Salaam shows us the balance modal way of dealing with people commonsense. On one hand, he never stopped calling them towards the truth and letting them know that what they are doing is sinful. On the other hand, he did not treat them badly, or write them off, or judge the ophira. Rather, his focus was on doing
Dawa from a position of caring for his people. And that is how we need to treat the people of our times again, we have two extremes. We have those of us who have written people off and you know, we just, you know, talk about them in terms of pure hatred. This doesn't help anybody. And we have those who have completely breached embrace the sin as if it is good and fine and normal. And this is completely contradictory to the teachings of Islam. But the middle part,
the middle part is that we call people towards righteousness away from sin. And that we do it with love with mercy understanding these are the children of Adam a Salaam, that there is some level of honor to them still. And we need to call to them from the position of wanting to call them back towards being honorable people by giving up that which is displeasing to Allah subhanho wa Taala and by choosing lifestyles that are pleasing to Allah Subhana Allah grant us the wisdom to apply this first in our dealings with all of humanity, and we he make us people of honor and make us a means of bringing other people back towards that which is honorable Jazakallah here for joining me after the
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