Channel: Ismail Kamdar
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To describe this religion or this way of life, in the Hadees, narrated in Sahih, Muslim on the authority of the Sahaba I mean Danny Rania, the one who, that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam said, I Dino under see that Do you see how the religion is
the see how they are not translating the sea high yet because this word, there isn't any equivalent to it in English language.
One of the verticals of Rasulullah sallallahu, I think he was set up is that Allah blessed him with a speech that was comprehensive Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam could say something in two words or three words, and we would need an entire lecture on the entire book to understand it, because the words used with that dynamic and that comprehensive and the word naseeha is an excellent example of this, because the word naseeha means many different things. But there are two primary meanings or three primary meanings I want to cover today.
And naseeha means sincerity, and see how means wanting good for others, and to see how means advising each other. And so, these are the three meanings that we are going to look at today. inshallah, what does it mean? That is religion is a religion of sincerity, it is a religion of wanting good for others, and it is a religion of advice. What does this mean and how they how do we apply this to our lives?
This head is many of the early scholars had stated that this is one of the thesis that summarizes all of Islam. If you want to know what Islam is what Islam is about, how do you be a Muslim, this is the Hadees that we follow to such an extent that one of the early scholars stated that just this Hailes alone is enough to guide you on how to live your life. Why? Because this word naseeha he teaches us the three elements of being a good Muslim, to be sincere to Allah subhanho wa Taala to one good for the oma Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and to advise each other towards righteousness, the three elements of being a good Muslim one is naseeha as sincerity, and why is
this important? sincerity is important, because this is one of the three conditions for any good deed to be accepted. Any deed that we do, it is only accepted by Allah subhanho wa Taala if it fulfills three conditions, number one, that we are Muslim, right for a deed to be accepted in the ophira we have to be Muslim in this was a lot wondering what others for what they do, but for it to have value on the scale of these and contribute towards us going to gender, we have to be Muslim. Number two, it must be in accordance to what Allah has revealed. Meaning we cannot invent our own religion, we must follow the Sharia. And number three is last in must be done for the sake of Allah
subhanho wa Taala there must be no ulterior motive in the good deeds that we do. Meaning anything that we do, we should not do a good deed for the sake of our ego. We should not do a good deed for showing off. We should not do a good deed just because somebody else wants to do it or because everybody else is doing it. We should do it for Allah subhanho wa Taala. And this is the meaning of the first part of the Hadith. The Sahaba are sort of pseudo Lhasa in this religion is naseeha. Let's see how to who because the word let's see how in Arabic is the kind of verb that has it has an object and you don't do it on your own. You don't do not see her by yourself, they always see her
towards someone. So they are forced to do love for reason, demand to Who should we have business he has. Number one, he said Lila, to Allah to Allah to be sincere to Allah subhanho wa Taala there whatever we do, we do it for Allah. So this is, number one be a reminder to each and every one of us to always purify our intentions, that anything we do, we do it for Allah, and really this compromise that this comprises the entire religion, because our religion, every single D that we do, our sincerity and our intentions plays a role in it. Right? Very solid, whether it's fasting, whether it's in Super Voodoo, whether it's a charity, even our work, everything intention plays a role. Just
to give you an example of how powerful intention is. If someone is standing and they're praying for God. The only difference between for Raka of jihad and for Raka or sooner is intention.
Right. Let me give you a more powerful example of how important intention is. If someone is giving somebody else 1000 Rand The only difference
Between that being a good deed or a sin is his intention. Because if he's giving it to him as as a gift, that's a good deed. If he's giving it to him as a bribe, that's what's the difference between a gift and a bribe? the NEA loves it, see how sincere attention and so every single thing we do as Muslims, we are told to introspect, we are told to look inward. Why do I do what I do? Because if I'm not doing it for the right reasons, there is no reward for it in the afterlife and it has a value as soon as
sincerity Allah subhanho wa Taala. Then the Hadees continues to see her
to his book and His Messenger What does this mean? This means that we are sincere in our understanding and our following of the Quran and the Sunnah. And we are sincere in our understanding and following of the Quran and the Sunnah because it is very easy to miss interpret the Quran and Sunnah to suit one's desires, you will find people from every walk of life, finding a way to twist the meanings of the Quran or to twist the meanings of the Hadees to make it justify the life as Muslims we should not be looking for a way to make the Quran and Sunnah put our desires, we should be sincere to the Quran and Sunnah we should be looking at the Quran and Sunnah as our guidance. But
in the Quran is saying something Am I desire the same the opposite, I must follow the Quran and abandon my desires. And so this is the first part of sincerity in Islam of Islam, and that is our sincerity towards Allah and towards his religion.
And this really sums up how we supposed to live our lives. And so my first message today is that we must look inward. We all must spend time every day to reflect and to improve our intentions. Because this is a test for life. Our intention is not something that you just gratify or fixed once it is a test for life. Someone can be sincere today, and tomorrow day we go straight. Someone could be sincere today and tomorrow, the ego the ego things up. So every day, make time to sit and think, am I doing what I'm doing for the sake of Allah? Or is there some other ulterior motive involved? And then as always work on improving our sincerity for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala and to what
is religion, the second part of the Hadees
now see her to the leaders and the average Muslim year the word naziha takes on multiple meanings. She when it comes to Allah Subhana Allah now see how can only mean sincerity in a sia card mean advice, because you can't and vice versa. So in that context, it only means sincerity. But the second half of the Hadees the word nesea has multiple meanings with all Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us to have mercy ha towards the leaders of the Muslims and the average Muslim. This means that we are sincere to each other. We want good for each other, and we advise each other. There are three main meanings of the word naseeha. In this context, sincerity towards each other,
wanting good for each other and advising each other. What do we mean by sincerity towards each other, that we are not hypocritical and to face in our dealings with each other. Sometimes the Muslim may smile at someone who is faced and backbiting The next day, sometimes a person may tell you to their face, they are happy for you, but in the heart their positive jealousy towards you. This is not nothing. This is not sincerely towards our fellow Muslims. Let's see how it is that we are sincere. In our one thing, what is best for each other? Now see how it means that our interactions with everybody, regardless of who they are, in our interactions are always interactions
that are based on one thing, what is good for others and being sincere towards each other. And so this is something we can also improve that in our interpersonal relationships. How do we interact with the next person? What do we think about the next person? What feelings are now hearts towards the next person, because if our hearts are full of jealousy, full of anger, full of resentment, wanting revenge, wanting the other person to fail, then we do not have to see how we do not have a class and we will go straight from this. We will tear apart the human shooters. And so let's see how towards our fellow Muslims does not just mean same things. More importantly, that our intention in
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The other two meanings of naseeha are very important today. Nowadays we have this problem with the people, either in person or moreso. Online. They are extremely harsh, and vulgar and mean towards the fellow Muslims.
They don't want good for each other. If you only see the bad in each other, when they talk, the words are full of venom. And the intention is that if they can't see any good in the next person, and when you ask them, why are you doing this? They say brother, I'm just giving the car.
I'm just giving him advice. This is not a car. Because the definition of naseeha is to sincerely one good for the other person.
Even when he takes the meaning of advice, if you look in the dictionary, it doesn't just say advice. It says sincere advice. Well, wishing advice, advice from the heart. And so if you giving the car to someone in a car doesn't come from a place of venom, it doesn't come from a place of ego. It doesn't come from the place of putting someone down there, see her come from the place that you love your brother, and you want him to succeed. And you want him to go to gender, and so gently and privately and sincerely you advising about his mistakes. This is nothing how to go online, and to spread slander about Muslims, to attack your fellow Muslims. To talk bad about fellow Muslim, the public.
This is never seen. This is slander. This is gossip. This is backbiting This is not our way of life. And no good comes out of this. This divides the Muslims. This causes people to hate each other. This causes the oma to fragment into groups and subgroups that fight with each other, what good comes out of this kind of behavior. And so as Muslims, let us reform the way that we deal with each other, that our interactions with each other our interactions of naseeha because this is the religion of naseeha that we only want good for each other. And I mentioned two more of these two, to drive home this point. The first one is the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, none of you truly believe
had the Hebrew the aseema people enough, see until you love for your brother, what you love for yourself.
That should be our,
our ideal when dealing with anyone. We want for them what we want for ourselves, we love for them what we love for ourselves, and should we interact with them in a way we want others to interact with us. The other hand is and I'll conclude with the story is a beautiful story. That once the prophets of the love body, he was Sunday, he was sitting in the masjid with the Sahaba.
And he said the next person to walk in is from the people of gender.
And a man walked in, who wasn't famous. nobody really knew him. You just you average regular mousseline. So average, we don't even know his name. It's not even mentioned it in the ration.
As soon as the hopper were confused, because he said the next person to walk in is from the people agenda. They took Abu Bakar is gonna walk in Oman or someone who you know, is a pious man.
But someone completely unknown walking. And so one of his younger son, Abdullah, even on a regular one. He was curious to find out what is this guy doing to get to agenda? I mean, nobody even knows him.
And so we follow this man. It's a long story follow this man. He spent the day this man's company. He watched this man's practices. This man wasn't paying 200.
Maybe just to recap towards the end of the night, he wasn't fasting in the daytime. He wasn't doing any extra liquor, or any extra, nothing more than the other Sahaba just your average farmer, businessman, just your average guy. He goes to the machine he comes home he spends time with his family. It rasulillah subsidies from the people of gender. And so finally abdulah even number. He asks him, what is it? and Amanda, what are you talking about? He says the prophet SAW some situa from the people agenda. What are you doing that we are not doing? And the man says I don't know. And so he thought about it for a while. And then he took he called Abdullah Ahmed back and he said, I
think I know what it is. I go to bed at night. I make sure I don't have any ill feelings in my heart to anybody else.
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his heart is full of wanting good for everybody.
And Abdulla even said, that's it. That's your quality that makes you from the people of gender that you want good for everyone. You don't have to have the slightest bit of ill feelings towards your fellow Muslims. And this is the level of naseeha that we strive for that
We should not have in our hearts jealousy, we should not have in our hearts Eagle, we should not have in our hearts hatred for fellow Muslims, we should want good for everyone, anyone you meet, you want that person to be from amongst the people of gender and you interact with that person in a way that brings them closer to Allah not in a way that chases them away from this religion. And so our religion is in a car and our lifestyle should be in a car and our heart should be full of a car and our work should be in a car and this should be our way of life, because in the internet, religion is a car it is sincerity, it is well wishes, it is advice it is come so it is wanting what is best for
each other. And this is the description given to this religion by one full love sallallahu alayhi wasallam and this is how we should look at our lives. Rob Bernardino Petunia hustler, who have been after the hustle not working either, but not properly, as wodgina was reacting to what's underneath the super high normal, easily unbiased yufuin was 7100