The Rights Of The Messenger The Relevance Of The Sunnah
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hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala sort of about
the next talk in Sharla is going to be by janaza, rebozo and Sharla. I'm sure most of you are aware of Jamal,
who now resides in the United States. Just a brief introduction about him. He embraced Islam in 1976. He currently resides in Boulder, which is in Colorado, and he's a critique of a Masjid in Boulder. I'm sure most of you aware
of Jamal through his books, some of his books, the name of the commentary of our now he's had a very scholarly work, which I'm sure most of you are aware of. And also another book, he came to teach your religion, all these books are available in the bookshop. And another publication, which is just being published at the moment is called how to approach approach and understand the Quran. And this is going to be available in probably late September. So you'll all be able to get a copy of that then. So without further ado, I'll hand you over to this year to start the talk.
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this topic, as I'm sure you're all aware of by looking at the schedule,
we want to talk about the rights of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu sallam.
And first, I would just like to
some of the reasons
that we should be interested in this topic
and do our best inshallah to fulfill the rights of our problem homicides.
And the first
and perhaps the foremost reason
in fulfilling our rights to the promise of cilium
we're actually fulfilling part of our responsibility towards Allah subhana wa tada
and our winner for our loyalty towards Allah subhanho wa Taala
includes having loyalty
and fulfilling our responsibility towards those whom Allah subhanho wa Taala has required that from us
and our love for Allah subhana wa tada as we know also requires us that we love those whom Allah subhanho wa Taala has ordered us to love and we love those whom Allah subhana wa tada loves.
And among those, of course, is the promises.
Well, let's move on with the Allah
describes, or states about the promise I'll send them and the BU Ola meaning me and pushing him
that the Prophet is closer to the believers than their own selves.
And one of the commentators in the Quran nopalea
that he is closer.
In other words,
any more important is more important to the believers than even their own selves because their own selves
may call the person or may lead the person to destruction
and to going astray, while the province has said them only guides them or cause them to safety and to refuge from all evil.
And when we study the life of the promises send them
we see that his life
was a life
filled with sacrifice and working for the sake of calling people to the to the way of Allah subhana wa tada
in his life, and he sacrificed he faced a great deal of hardships even from those people closest to him like his uncle and other members of his tribe. He faced physical abuse, he faced verbal or psychological abuse. He was called the liar deceiver, and all sorts of words by those people who are living at this time. And yet
you continue to sacrifice and work for the sake of Allah subhana wa tada and by the will of Allah subhana wa tada and by the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala
Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala allowed him to convey or helped him to convey the message. And those people
who benefited the most,
by these actions with the promise of Selim are those of us who, as I said, By the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala, we were able to receive this message that the promise has been conveyed and worked so hard to convey and give us during this lesson.
And when we realize these things,
our responsibility towards Allah subhanho wa Taala with respect to the problem.
And what should be our appreciation for the prophet SAW Selim and his struggle, then we should want to know, what are the rights of this noble person upon us? And how can we do our best to fulfill these rights with respect to him.
And these rights, obviously, with a little hum. They've been discussed by many of the scholars throughout the years,
shall not be adding anything new to what they've said.
But hopefully, inshallah we'll be able to summarize
what they've said. And it will be a reminder for us and our obligation and our position with respect to the promises.
The first of these rights of course, the most obvious of them is to actually believe in the problem.
Well, let's narrow it down and one verse, which is first and foremost, directed towards those people who believed in aisa Musa alayhis, salaam, Allah subhana wa tada says, Yeah, you live in Yeah, you will live in Amman otaku LA.
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Allah subhana wa tada
in this verse says, Oh, you who believe for Allah, and believe in His Messenger, and He will give you a double portion of his mercy. And he will give you a light by which you should walk, and he will forgive you. And Allah is all forgiving, and most merciful.
Now, and there's also, obviously other verses of Quran which Allah subhana wa Taala is ordering us to believe in the message in the messenger and in the message which is brought.
And when we say that we believe in the promise of cinema that implies many things.
First and foremost, of course, that we believe, or we affirm everything that he has stated.
And we have a firm believer that whatever the promises him said, is the truth.
And we accept it from him as the truth.
And obviously, therefore, anything that goes against what the promises cinema's said, must be by definition false.
Now, this concept, or this idea, I think, for every Muslim,
is very clear, or should be very clear.
But unfortunately, in practice, and throughout the history of Islam, this has not always been
And these kind of things, unfortunately, we hear them repeated,
every now and then.
in the history of Islam,
there was a group of people, and unfortunately, if you
if you ever study Islam, in many of the Western schools, these are the people who they praise and talk about many of them as the Islamic philosophers.
Some of these philosophers, they claim that the promise of film
was actually ignorance of the real eternal truths.
Or he was not ignorant of them, but he was conveying a message to the common people. And so therefore, he did not convey to them what was the complete truth. But he simply conveyed to them what would be easy for them to understand and accept. And he would give them principles that would, that would drive them to
follow and believe in what you say. To the extent that even they say, you know, like about heaven and hell and the reward of heaven and the punishment in the Hellfire, these things, there's no reality to them. But the Prophet says to them, simply said them to the people, in order for the people to be encouraged to do what is good and so forth. hamdulillah most of those, most of those extremes of that nature.
They no longer exists.
Or at least they're not very obvious among the Muslims as a whole. But we still have people that when they come to some of the statements of the promises
they have some
feeling of doubts or uncertainty in their minds about what the problems are cinema said.
And as I said, part of his rights upon us. When we say that we believe in Him, it means that we testify to the truth of everything that he said.
And we're not going to take what he has said,
and put it under the microscope of what we believe to be true.
Or what we now accept, for example, nowadays as as what they call scientific facts or anything of that nature.
No, there's I'll just take one example.
There's a little process film about the fly. I'm sure you're all aware of the Hadith about the fly that when it
enters into a drink,
that one wing For example, one wing has the has like a poison, or the harmful aspects and the other wing has the antidote.
For this Hadith, many Hamdulillah, many Muslims have now done some research, some scientific research to establish the veracity of this hadith and so forth. But one speaker,
one well known speaker and you can call him a leader of some of the Muslims,
not denying the authenticity of this hadith. And this is a different question, if someone questions the authenticity of a Hadith, not denying the authenticity of this Hadith, he said, even if the problem homosassa him said, I will not believe it.
Even if the province has seldom said it, I will not believe it.
And we have to realize that this
among our the rights of the provinces to them upon us.
And in fact, among the aspects of our belief in the promise of Sterling is that he was guided by Allah subhanho wa Taala. He was inspired by Allah subhanho wa Taala, Allah subhanho wa Taala chose him to be the messenger and guided him in his speech and in his actions. And everything that the process has said, is the truth.
And we should not be so arrogant
to think that we might have some knowledge better than what Allah subhana wa tada has given the problem homosassa
this is, as I described it, this is nothing but arrogance, to think that we have some knowledge or some understanding that is better, or more complete than what the promises Elam has received, and has been guided to by Allah subhanho wa Taala.
So it is, as I said, it is part of our belief in the promises that we believe in everything that he said. And we believe that he is conveyed all of the message in a complete and clear manner as the promises silom himself has said about what he has left us with. He said cut syrups to Komal Alberto, Laila can napkin ha ha. Now using one losing one her body in
the province has Selim said that I've left you with something
which is very clear. so clear that it's night
is like it's day in and there's no time or no aspect in which there's any unclarity or darkness. to it. It's like night is like a date. And no one strays from it after me except someone who was destroyed and into to a string from.
So the prophet SAW Selim has conveyed all of the message in a clear fashion. And there's no need for us to turn to anyone
other than the prophet SAW Selim and what you're stating.
And in essence, there's no need for us to turn to anyone. If we receive something from the Bahamas or sell them, then that is sufficient for us. And that is our guide. And we don't have to take what is said, and compare it to what we believe or take it through some scholars, some scientists or whatever, and ask them what do you think about this is a good as a bad as a correct or not, but we accept whatever the problem is that silom has said, and we believe in him completely. And we testify to the truth of everything. That's the problem. So Solomon said,
one of the rights to the former Hamas assylum upon us
is that we must have a complete form of obedience to Him.
And this is something that is part of our actually our belief in Allah subhanho wa Taala and part of the rights of Allah subhanho wa Taala upon us, that we submit to and we obey and we accept what the prophet SAW Selim
has ordered us to do.
And this topic, obviously animal
Many people have given whole lectures just on this one aspect of the rights of the from Hamas or cillum. Allah subhanho wa Taala has been put on yeah you will live in Amarillo Osceola was your soul will remain calm faintin is acting vishay in ferodo illawarra soul in control took me known to be learning along with the Rika irun that Whelan
Allah subhanho wa Taala says, all you who believe, obey Allah and obey the messenger, and those in authority among them. And if they, if you dispute in any matter than return, then refer to a law and the messenger, if you truly believe in Allah, and the hereafter.
So in this verse, Allah subhanho, wa Taala
has ordered us to obey Allah, and obey the messenger, and the verb form or the command of obedience, and these words, and the commands to say to obey.
These words have been repeated in front of the name of Allah subhanho, wa Taala. And in front of the name of the messenger, a few law was the oldest rule. And they have not been mentioned again in front of those in authority among you. And the scholars have explained this, and comment upon this,
the obedience to Allah, and the obedience to the messenger is unconditional. It is unconditional in the sense of whatever it comes from along whatever comes from the messenger, you have to obey it, you have to follow it. And there's no other source. Or there's no other reference that you have to go through. But you must obey what has come from Allah and to come from the messenger. However, when it comes to those in authority among you, obedience to them is conditional upon what they have said what they ordered us to do, being consistent with the Quran, and with the suit of the promises.
If they ordered us to do anything that seems to be in contradiction to what Allah subhana wa tada and His Messenger have ordered us to do, then there is no obedience in such manner. And if we differ about something that has come, any kind of matter, then we take that matter back to a law and back to the messenger, meaning back to the Quran and back to the student of the promessa salaam. And that is the final arbiter in the matter. Whatever Allah subhana wa Taala or the messenger have decided, this is what we have to accept, this is what we have to follow. This is what we have to obey. And this will be our behavior if, if in fact we are truly believers in a law in the hereafter.
And if we are lacking in our Amen, if we are lacking in our faith and Allah subhanho wa Taala in the Hereafter, then we might find this disease in us that we do not submit completely towards Allah and His Messenger have ordered us to do and we will not refer all the matters back to Allah and the messenger. But if our Eman is complete and is correct, then we'll take it back to Allah and the messenger messenger and we will submit to whatever Allah subhana wa tada and whatever the problem Hamas or Selim,
has ordered us to do.
And this obedience to the promises lm as I said, it is part of obligation towards Allah subhanaw taala because Allah subhana wa tada in the Quran, there is mentioned over and over that we have to obey the messenger, the messenger that Allah subhana wa Taala himself has sent and guided, and whoever obeys the messenger, as Alyssa handled with the artist as well magazine, also Paula, whoever obeys the messenger, he in fact, has obeyed Allah subhanho wa Taala because he's obeying the messenger because Allah has ordered him to obey the messenger. So by obeying the messenger, you're obeying Allah Subhana with that, and this is one of the rights of the promises senem upon us,
that Allah subhanaw taala has established for the messenger
in the beginning of sort of through hoogenraad.
And particularly the first five verses in the beginning of Soto 200.
These are very important verses for anyone who wants
to understand what should be our relationship towards the promise or send them.
And these actually these five verses if we wanted to discuss them in detail,
it would take quite a bit of time. But humbler brother Bill Phillips has already written the book on the theory of pseudo Eros
and recommends allow you to go
to it and to understand
these verses in great detail as they explain some of our behavior, what our behaviors should be with respect to spamassassin them
versus begin by Allah subhanho wa Taala telling us Yeah, you're letting me know that the mobian agha de la hora de la in the LA Simeon adim. Allah subhana wa tada
begins these verses by saying, oh you who believe or believers do not before. And in other words, do not put yourself or your opinion or your actions in front of what's in front of Allah and His messenger. And in other words, in front of what the law and His Messenger have revealed,
in front of what Allah has revealed in the sermon of the Prime Minister, send them and have Taqwa of Allah subhana wa tada for Allah is hearing and knowledgeable.
So in this verse, again, I will not comment on the first five verses of 100. But this verse, the beginning of the series, of beginning of the verses tells us that any we should never ever think, even think about putting our opinion, putting our likes, putting what we think is best in front of anything that has come from Allah and the messenger. But we must submit to what has come from Allah subhanho, wa Taala and the messenger completely and have fear of Allah subhana wa tada and a couple of months of Hana with data and realize that whatever we say whatever we do, Allah subhanho wa Taala is fully aware of that.
Certainly, also, we must take the problem ohama so send them as the only complete and faultless example.
And we must obey Him when He commands us to do something. And in addition to that, we must follow his way and take him as the example for excellence that we must follow and emulate in our lives. Allah subhanho wa Taala has told us look at Colonel appunti rasulillah He also can Hasina even can erode your law. Well, you almost acid with Allah because
Allah subhana wa tada tells us that we have indeed in the Messenger of Allah, an excellent example for whoever is seeking Allah subhanho wa Taala. And in the last day, and remember the law often, again, Allah subhana wa Taala ties, as in the pre one of the previous verses, we discussed Allah subhanho wa Taala ties, obeying the province of Salem and following the province and sell them into real belief, or looking forward towards Allah subhana wa tada and the hereafter.
Well, this, this aspect of having this complete and faultless example in front of us, this is one of the greatest blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala has given us and unfortunately, many of us we do not think about it and considered,
which I think many of us who have converted from Christianity like myself and my brother here.
And always like Muslims, almost every Muslim will say, Well, I was kind of a Christian. Well, to be frank, that's almost the only kind of Christian there is.
And if you if you if you if you have come from a background like, like my background, for example,
we're in Christianity, of course, first of all, they think of Jesus as the Son of God. So it's kind of hard to be like the Son of God. But in reality they don't have
in any of their books in the gospels, and in the writings of the New Testament, they don't really have an example to follow.
In, for example, Jesus, and how did he live his daily life? How did he behave towards others, they have very few
details or very few aspects of his life. So if you wanted to really follow the way of Jesus, you have some vague general teachings. If you really wanted to follow the way of Moses, also you have some vague or some general teachings, but you don't really have the supersuit the specifics. How to deal with your wife, how to deal with your neighbor, how to deal with your friends, how to deal in business, how to deal in religious matters, even how to pray,
even how to pray to Allah subhanho wa Taala
you don't really have that guidance. In those other ways, the Christians and the Jews. And as I said, this is one of the greatest blessings that we have that the life of the prophet SAW Selim, the details of his life have been preserved by us by Allah subhana wa tada has been preserved for us by Allah subhana wa tada and as I said, if you grew up with it, maybe you don't think about it that much.
But in reality, it is really one of the greatest blessings that Allah subhana wa tada has given us, and all of this, all of these aspects of his life as I said, hamdulillah Allah subhanho wa Taala has preserved them for us in my new detail, but unfortunately, we don't take the time.
to really learn that much about the promises silom in his example
and if to the extent that even when it comes to the some of the promises,
and we take
this sooner and his example sometimes as some kind of secondary thing.
And this problem and exists a lot among converts to Islam.
And even I was shocked.
I was shocked by some some brothers that I know, who almost said, actually said exactly the same thing.
That basically whatever it comes from Allah subhanho wa Taala in the Quran.
This is what is obligatory and this is what you must follow. But whatever it comes from the Sunnah, or from the what is found in the Sunnah. This is if you follow it to this good, but it does not really obligatory and so forth.
And one brother in particular, I'm thinking about him, and I have to kind of smile. Although at the time he said it, I was shocked to the point that I almost strangled him
because he's a brother, who's in my own fifth classes. And I never expected him to see to say that where he said, Well, we know that if it comes from the Quran, then it is obligatory, but comes from something that is not obligatory.
And one of the reasons why
one thing that has led to this confusion
is because of the word some not when it is used by the Football Hall when is used by the jurists, they use it in the sense and kind of a linguistic sense as being a praiseworthy act, a good act, but something which is less than obligatory, right, they have was ever fired.
And then they have some coming after that.
And in fact, if you had if you have even farther than what you have, then suddenly
three categories. So but you have to realize that what they mean by that is not the same thing as what we mean when we talk about the place of the Sunnah, and the obligation of following the problem Hamsa Selim,
because soon now, when they say as soon as a recommended act, an act could be described in the Quran, and they might call it this from the Quran, but it is similar in the sense that it is not obligatory.
But it might come from the province or send them and it is obligatory.
So they are using the word cinema and a completely different sense.
When we talk about the cinema in this, in this kind of lecture, we talk about the rights of the promise or send them we're talking about as soon as a whole, we have to obey the promises send them, we have to if he ordered us to do something, we have to do it to the best of our ability, and we have to take his life as the example that we have to follow. Now within his life, there are things that he did, as obligatory accident, we take them as obligatory whether their source of the Koran, or whether their sources the problem, Hamas, Absalom, and so on.
And there's other acts, which he showed us, they're not obligatory, but they're good to do. So in our lives, we don't take them as something obligatory, but we tried to do them because there are things that are good to do.
So we have to take the example, or we have to take the problem hamster cillum. As our prime example, in our lives, we look to his life and we try to emulate what is done and fulfill His guidance to the best of our ability.
And with respect to those two aspects,
we see the example of the companions of the promises send them
and how they used to follow the promise and sell them completely.
And they will not ask first.
And if they found that the promises to them did something that they will do their best to do it. And they will not we will not find this kind of attitude of Well, let me find out first, why did he do it? What's behind it? Do I really have to do it? Is there some loophole that I can follow? Basically,
but if the processor limb did something, when he took off his gold ring and and discarded it, they immediately did the same?
Even in the slot when he took off his shoes in the slots, they immediately did the same. There was no question of Oh, do we have to do it? Let's find out. Why did he do it and so forth. He was there example when he did it, they did it.
He explained to them, for example, when he took over shoes, he explained to them and this is all part of his guidance, and we have all of it in front of us that he took off his shoes for a specific reason.
But there is this example, or this way that we find in the best generation that the province has seldom described them
Generation their way was if they find something from the province and sell them that is the example to follow. They don't have to be told why he did it. Does he really have to do it but that's the example to follow and so therefore they did it.
They did their best to do it. They won't they weren't concerned of is this wise? Okay, which was then I guess I have to do it. It's just from now okay. Maybe someday I might do it if I'm in the mood. But there was the example they knew that this was the way of life that was the most pleasing to Allah subhanaw taala
as Allah subhana wa tada tells the problem I'm assessing them to tell us in the Quran cool, in contento heaven Allah but the beauty, you're gonna love where you're from.
And if you
truly love Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah subhana wa tada it's still the problem so sit and tell them that if you truly love Allah subhana wa tada then Follow me Follow my way and Allah subhanho wa Taala will love you in return
and will forgive your sin.
And that was their approach. This is the way of the former minister tell him if we love Allah subhanho wa Taala then just follow this way.
And Allah subhana wa Taala will love you in return
and in fact one of the rights of the promises upon us is that we have the love for the promise awesome
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Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us in the Quran says to the programmer system, tell them that
if your fathers or your children or your brethren, or your wives or your tribe, or the wealth that you're seeking to keep up, or the trade that you fear loss for, or the houses that you're pleased with, if any of these are more beloved to you, than Allah, and His Messenger, and striving in his way, then wait for the command of Allah to come. And Allah does not guide
and evil folk or any people who are suffering.
So in this verse, we see that when we talk about having love for the promise, I send them and it is right upon us to have love for Him, we see that is not just any kind of love.
non believer or non Muslim could read about the life of the promises. In fact, I know many who have done so
they read about the life of the promises.
And they read about what kind of man he is he was in his sacrifice for the sake of what he believed in.
And so therefore, they have a kind of love for the promises.
And when they realize what this man was about to have a love for the promises
and there was stated too
but when we talk about the love for the promise of psyllium and what kind of love that we must have for the problem
we're talking about a love for him that is greater than our love for our relatives for anything that is from this dunya the real believer loves from Mohammed Salah more than he loves anything in this dunya
and this is the kind of love that is obligatory upon us.
And this is not an optional kind of love that okay I love the romanticism but not that much. If we want to have the complete and correct demand, this is an obligatory aspect of that complete and correct fate. We must love the problems of selling more than anything or anyone else.
As the process of selling has told us now you will know how to come to a corner. Corner hub balay mean what did he What did he onesie his main?
The none of you truly believes until I am more beloved to him.
Then his son or his father all of mankind.
When the when the hot dog came to the prophet SAW Selim and said that I love you more than anyone else except my own soul. The problem
selama throw them that no, that is not an either is not the complete the complete amount, until you love me even more than you love your own soul. So then Omar mahatama told them that he loves him even more than he loves his own soul. And so the proper systems and now you have the real, the complete, amen.
When the prophet SAW Selim said that we must love him more than we love, even our child, or our father, all of the people, the promise of Solomon, some of the scholars pointed out, he is covering all the different kinds of love that people have.
People have love for others out of compassion out of mercy. Like for example, the the love that the Father has for his child.
And he feels his heart feels soft and tender towards
this child that he has. So he has a very compassionate and merciful love with respect to his
child with respect to one's father, one has the kind of respect and gratitude, the gingers, this kind of love that a person naturally has towards his father, with respect to others, you deal with others, you benefit from them, they help you, they assist you, and you have this kind of closeness towards them. All of these kinds of Love Actually, should be exhibited towards the promise,
all of the aspects of love should be exhibit exhibited towards the problem Hamas assylum. And as I said, this is part
of the requirements of our Ma, if we want to be complete.
If you want to be a complete believer, then we must have this kind of Eman or this kind of love for the promise of cinema.
And of course,
when we talk about having love for the romance or settling, we're not just talking about something from our tongues, it's very easy to say I love so and so I love this, I love that.
But there are some signs
that if we don't have the real and the complete love for the problem, so seldom
will be able to see it in our actions that something is lacking.
Because there are some signs that if we have that complete love for the promise or sell them, there's this complete love will be exhibited in our deeds and in our actions.
And one of those signs
that I've talked about,
actually is one of the rights of the promises.
But one of the signs of the complete love of the promises
is that we have the desire
to follow his sooner and to emulate him to the best of our ability.
This is one of our signs of the complete love of the promises.
And we take him as our real and final example.
Out of this love.
And also out of this respect for the promises.
You can see this this kind of thing.
With respect to human beings in general.
They have this natural tendency, you could say, to emulate those people whom they love.
They want to be like those people whom they love.
If you take for example,
an athlete's famous athlete, or an actor or a singer, whatever
you'll see even in the youth from the time that they're young,
that, for example, they will go out maybe as they mature, it's a little bit different, a little bit shown in a slightly different way.
But for example, as they're growing up,
you'll see them going out let's say in let's take the case of Michael Jordan.
I don't know any good big cricket stars, so I guess I have to stick to basketball.
Michael Jordan, you'll see people who go out.
And supposedly, of course, it's all business and whatnot. But supposedly they go out and buy the same kind of shoes that Michael Jordan wears.
And they will brag you know, these are the same kind of shoes as Michael Jordan.
Well, why do they care?
Why do they want to emulate and be like Michael Jordan to the point that they will brag that this is the shoes of Michael Jordan. These are the same as what Michael Jordan was.
This out of that love and respect and desire to be like that person.
In politics in the same way you'll find people repeating the same views as their politicians that they love and they
Want to be
the same as that person.
So a real love in the hearts of the person
you know the saying at least we have it in the states i don't know about, about fear that, you know, imitation is the greatest form of flattery.
And you imitate for a person because you really like and love the way that person is.
That is one of the main reasons why people imitate others, they really love and respect and like the way the person is.
So we know that this is the problem of homicide.
And this is Sunnah and he was guided by Allah subhana wa tada to this path. And this is the best path as Allah subhana wa Tada. And the province of Salem is declared
should we want to be exactly like the fast chimp he wants in our hearts to imitate that fast because we realize this is the greatest path. There's no way of life and no path greater than the path from Moses.
So we have that feeling in our hearts. And that's real love for the way of the program send them, then we'll do our best to imitate and to emulate and to follow his example that you set for us.
And secondly, also and it's very close to the first one you could say
is that if you have a strong love for something or someone,
then you will find that desire in your heart to find out as much about that person as you can
get to take modern day examples. If you go to any
you will find magazines,
you'll find newspapers. In the United States, we call them tabloid newspapers, but I guess you call them classy newspapers, it seems to me like every I'm trying to find a newspaper in the United Kingdom seems to me like they're all kind of tabloid. No offense meant, by the way.
You know, you find all these magazines and newspapers talking about, you know, the biggest actors of the biggest movie stars, the biggest rock stars and so forth. Because those people who really liked them, they have this desire in themselves. To learn more about them. They want to know as much as they can.
And it's not just with respect to people. But even with respect to, to things to science to hobbies. When someone has that love in his heart for something, whether it's engineering or whether it is computers,
and they get actively involved in and they want to know more and more than ever satisfied with how much they know about it.
Now, they may have studied computers for 10 years now. But they want to know the latest thing PC Magazine comes out, they have to get it the next next day. You see them reading PC Magazine, because that is their love.
So if you have that kind of love in your heart,
as you should, for the promise assylum
then you will have that desire to go and read about the processor to read his Sierra
to read his headings to find out what he said, What did he do?
How could you claim to really love the problem I'm assessing them above anything else. And at the same time,
you don't even bother to read about him to read what you said.
And you can go into many Muslims houses hamdulillah all of them will have a must have somewhere
some of them might have difficulty finding it as I found in some cases I know we have it around here somewhere.
But in many houses, you won't find any collection of headings you won't find anything about from Mama system.
Even simple small collections of books about zero hamdulillah usually you will find it but sometimes
some people don't even need to that extent.
If they have a hobby you might find many books about their hobby. But this man from hermosa Salaam, whom we claim to love more than anything else, we don't bother to find out more about him.
But if that's
if that was really in our hearts,
then we want to find out as much about the process of them as we can.
In fact, another sign of true love
and it's another find another sign of the strong love in a person's heart is that he remembers
And thinks a lot about
the thing that he loves.
And he will for example, with respect to his promises, sell him he will remember the process of them often
and make job for him it makes a loss upon him and so forth.
Another important sign of our true love for the promises element, actually, it's also one of the
one of the rights of the prophets I send them upon us
is our willingness to defend him and to defend his honor and to defend his sooner.
Allah subhanho wa Taala describes those people who are the ones who will be successful. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, For levena M and will be he was Lu who are not sorrow who was several no material Nora lady on Xena Moto, Kula eco homophone.
Allah Subhana, WA tada says those who believe in Him, and honor Him, and help him and follow the light
that was revealed with him. Those are the ones for the Muslim, those are the ones who will be succeeding, or are the prosperous ones.
So defending him in person, defending his life, like what many of the Sahaba did. This is one of his rights upon us. And it is also one of the signs of our love for the promises.
And I don't think it takes much to understand that if someone really loves someone else,
what we call an English go to bat for him, which I guess you could use in cricket. Also, we're talking about baseball, but
he will only be willing to stand up on behalf of that other person.
As I said, defend him personally or his life and also to defend his honor to defend his way of life.
In fact, many times people wonder, and why do the LMR gets so upset when it comes to big
innovations and Harris's?
Why you'll find many scholars, they get very upset when they start talking about the different bits that they find.
Because really these heresies in these innovations, they're an insult to the problem of society.
They are truly an insult to the promises and and because they are in essence claiming that the way the promises sell them is not sufficient, it is not good enough, there is some way that is better.
So if you have any kind of feeling of respect towards the promises seldom, you cannot just sit quietly and see all of these innovations, and all these heresies and all of these things, going against the way of the promises.
And just sit calmly and just accept them and nothing.
Because in your heart, you want to defend the problem. Hamas has said he wants to defend his honor, and the honor of his student on his way of life.
And if anyone claims that there's a way of life better than the way of the life of the Prime Minister send him the way of his sooner, then this could not be acceptable to anyone who really believes in has this strong love for the promises and willingness to defend and honor the promises in him in the way that he is supposed to.
In fact, on this point, another aspect
that I would like to mention, in particular, because many people seem to be lacking in this area.
Is this out of our love for the promo so send them
whenever we quote, The promise or send them we should make sure that we are quoting him properly and correct.
Because I am sure that none of you
Okay, I'm almost sure the 99% of you. Hate to be misquoted.
I received some things from
from the internet.
And people supposedly quoting me on the internet or something and I find it's wrong.
I don't like it.
And I'm sure that if I came up to you, and I said Oh, brother, so and so this brother told me you said such and such and it's wrong. No, that's not what I said. How can you say that? What's wrong with that guy saying that? That's not what I said.
Okay, maybe 85% from looking at your faces.
85% of you would agree with me and get upset. Yet when it comes to the problem. I'm a seller. Many times people are not careful about how they're quoting the problem.
And to make sure that they are getting, you know, if not is worded correctly, I think the meaning correctly, of what the promo system has said
to the point that I've had experience going up to some people, when they have quoted
a headache or stated headache, which is well known and agreed upon among the scholars, that it is a fabricated Hadees.
And either their responses Oh, I'm sorry, I shouldn't have said it.
I mean, that's how much we care about the process that we go out and, and quote and claim that he said these words.
And when it comes clear to us that he didn't say these words, which is just like, Oh, well, that's too bad.
This means something must be lacking with respect to how we feel towards from Han Solo.
And in fact, there's a hadith of them.
as recorded in the cell body,
in which the province has seldom said, when the body forgets about what other women are not.
In this particular narration of the Hadith, in which and it says, Here is an authentic narration. The prophet SAW Selim said that whoever
states something falsely on my authority,
he shall take his seat in the hellfire.
The other narration, which is more often quoted as whoever intentionally safespace something false to my authority, she'll take a seat in the hellfire.
But in this narration, the promises Selim just said men kebaya for the Isabella Nakata woman enough,
and this had it processing them.
And he made many will handler many of the scholars of Hadith, very cautious and very careful
with respect to the Hadith and process and among the narrations of the Hadith, the process, because cassava, in particular, in the language of the hijab,
the language of the Christ, the people of the AMA, so southern Canada, means to say anything which is not true,
doesn't mean to lie, necessarily. And it to intentionally say something which is not true or to create, to make a falsehood or lie,
but to this to say anything which is incorrect or goes against the truth.
So in this version of the Hadith,
the prophet SAW Selim is telling us that whenever we say something about the province of Solomon, that is not correct,
then this person shall take a seat in the hellfire.
And the scholars as they said, In discussing this particular Hadith
some of them said clearly that this hadith applies to those people who are not careful when it comes to narrating from the promises and
if someone who does his best to be careful in his cautious and is worried about it,
then and he's doing his best then inshallah Allah subhanho wa Taala will not hold him sinful because he's doing what he can.
But the one who is not cautious about it doesn't care about it, then they say that he may fall under the warning of this Hadith of the process. And
and in defending the prophets, I send them
and defending is sooner. And besides being
one of the rights of the problem of socialism, I mean, besides being one of the signs of our love for the promises system,
it is also one of the rights of the promises and openness.
We must have respect for the house I sell them.
And we must also be willing to defend the promises
which includes defending his son.
And in particular nowadays,
I think it is obvious that the sooner the promises, the sooner the promise or send them has come under attack for many people
in this current age that we're living,
and as I said, it is obligatory upon us to do our best to defend the problem Hamas asylum and to defend his honor and to defend as soon as
we talk a lot nowadays.
Due to the situation of the Muslim Omar,
we talk a lot about defending the lives of the Muslims themselves.
Yes, there's no question
that what we as a Muslim Omar is facing nowadays
is very saddening
We don't like to see the life and the honor and the dignity of any Muslim
to be violated in any way.
And if we have that feeling towards other Muslims of this ummah, we must first and foremost have that feeling towards the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
that when his way of life is being attacked when his Sunnah when people say for example, we don't need to follow the Sunnah. When people claim that the Sunnah is no longer valid today, when people claim that the sooner has not been preserved, oh, these are attacks upon the deen of Allah subhana wa Tada. All of these are attacks upon the honor and the way of life of the promises send them and if we feel if we feel sad, and we feel like we need to work and get up and move when we see Muslims, and their honors, being disgraced and violated throughout the Muslim Ummah, without throughout the world today, we should also feel the same way towards the from Hamas or Selim, when we feel when we
see his son not being disgraced, and being put down.
And it is not right that we talk about what is happening to the Muslims. And we neglect what is also happening to the prophets own honor and dignity. And the both of these should make us get up and move should make our hearts crumble.
We have to defend the way of the problem Hamas asylum and as sooner and we should have that feeling in our hearts, just like we have the feeling or even more so that we have towards our brothers and sisters, and our willingness and our want to defend them and to defend their honors.
Well, I'll just talk about one last right to the promises element. So then inshallah we'll have time
for question or discussion.
And this is closely related also to the point that I just mentioned.
And that is that it is part of the rights of the from homicide and the problem homicide upon us
we give him his proper place and do in proper respect, without any shortcoming.
And without any exaggeration. And going beyond the limits.
The promise of cinnamon different had atheists warned us about overpraising him, or warned us about giving him a position more than what Allah subhanho wa Taala has given him.
The prophet SAW Selim has declared himself very happy that he is the messenger and the servants of Allah subhana wa Tada.
And we must also deal with dealing with him or have that respect towards him that he is the servant and the Messenger of Allah subhana wa, tada, which means that we have certain rights that we must fulfill towards him. And this means also we do not go beyond that.
And give him things that are not truthful of him. And he from his own statements, is ordering us not to overpraise him and not to give him more than what he is in reality.
I remember when I first became Muslim,
there was a book
and in which, at the time didn't really have much effect on me
the title of it until later I when I got the book and saw more details about
any what this concept means.
This book, the title of it was the shadowless profits,
the shadowless profits.
Kind of a strange title, I thought.
And in this title comes from the fact that there's many Muslims
in the world today, who claim that the province of Salem was nor
he was a light.
So like not going to have a shadow.
So that's what they mean by the shadow list prophets. That and they have some, you know, fabricated Hadees, and so forth, that when he was walking and so forth, you cast no shadow.
Of course, if you're from the west,
might have some different implications of what that means, but for the Sophie's and so forth. They say that he is he was a light, and in fact, they say that this life was ever existing.
And it is from this light that earlier prophets received their inspiration and it is from that light that all of the later Olia receive their inspiration. And so in fact, he wasn't the human being in essence,
and he was simply a kind of manifestation
Light. And this is one of the ways of course, that people go beyond the limits with respect to the problems, so sell them. And obviously those who make God promises sell them
in think that the promises seldom has some ability that is beyond his ability. And we know for sure that these people have gone beyond the limits. And they in doing so. And this is kind of the ironic aspect of it, they do so claiming that they're loving the process, and I've been wanting to fulfill and make the promises serve as big as they can make him. And in so doing, they're going against the command of the prophets, I send them in which has told us not to overpraise him or not to give him a position more than what he's given so and out of your love for the promises and respect for the province of Salem, you should not do this kind of thing. This is a kind of false love, and false
respect that the people think that they're giving to the promises.
In closing, actually, I was also supposed to talk about the relevance of the seminar today, but I think, do the due to the time I'll not
get too much into that.
But in closing, I just want to
quote some statements from some of the Sahaba from some of the domain
to show their respect for the promises system and how they tried to fulfill the rights of the promaster Silliman how beloved the province of Salem was to them.
So that inshallah we can think about it ourselves, and think about our own lives, and whether or not we also have that kind of same respect and same love
and admiration for the promises. That is due to him.
Some of the Sahaba, they describe the companions of promises to them,
as being people who, whenever the prophets, I send them ordered them to do anything, they would immediately they would immediately fulfill the command.
And whenever the province says in the spoke, they would lower their voices.
And they would not even be able to stare at the province system out of respect for the province system. In fact, our laws, Ross
said that there was no one more beloved than the Messenger of Allah to them.
And he said that I would not even be able to fulfill my eyesight of him out of the great respect. And all out of that I had of him.
And whenever the prophets I send them,
ordered them to do something and then they would fulfill it as quickly as they can.
Or even on the thought of said that the prophet SAW Selim
was more beloved to them, than their own wealth, their own fathers, their own mothers. And in fact, he was more beloved to them than
someone who has died who was thirsty, very thirsty and giving him a cold drink. During that time, the Prophet says cinema is more beloved to the Sahaba than that cold drink is to a person in that situation. We find in different cases how, for example, someone like in the case of the one woman, who was number of his relative number of her relatives had died in one of the jihad, one of the battles, and all she was concerned about was how what happened to the province of Salem and how was the prophet SAW Selim, and she wanted to confirm that the prophet SAW Selim was alright. And she said that after the prophet SAW sent him any kind of masiva, any kind of affliction is something
trivial, and not that grief.
We see even afterwards, like in the case of sight of and then we'll say you, and he's not from the Sahaba is not from those people who saw the prophet SAW Selim himself from the terrain those who learn from the Sahaba. One time he was asked about a hadith the prophet SAW Selim, and he was, he was not feeling well. And he was lying down
out of illness. So when he was asked about a decent processor, let me ask the people to sit him up properly. And he said, I dislike I hate to give headaches and promises silom while I'm reclining,
and he nowadays if you give a lecture course, here their seats nowadays, if you go to mosque and give a lecture, quoting Heidi according for whatever you can find people lying down, sitting down in any matter whatsoever, and you're not giving really much respect to what is being taught what is going on. One time when the mathematic was giving a Hadith of the prophets, I send them they notice that and his color began to change.
And his movement his head started to like twitch
so after he was finished the
They asked him, you know what, what had happened to him.
And it turned out that he was being stung by a scorpion. But out of the respect of the province that sent him he didn't want to cut off. The Hadith of the Prophet SAW Selim, even while being stung by the scorpion, until he was finished with the Hadeeth promises.
This is some of the examples.
When he learned that these people have said for us, we should all think about ourselves
and our position with respect to the promises and them
whether or not we are actually fulfilling his rights,
and realizing that it is through his way, and the example that he has said from us for us,
that by following this way, Allah subhanho wa Taala has promised us agenda. And by leaving that way, and ignoring that way, and not being willing to follow that way, Allah subhanho wa Taala has threatened us with the hellfire.
We have some question answers. Now just a reminder for the brothers and sisters, that if we can keep the questions relevant to the topic in Sharla, that'll be beneficial and those questions which have been already submitted but aren't the topic will distribute them and will hopefully be able to cover these questions in lectures to come Charla. So if we perhaps what we're trying to alternate, maybe we can have some questions from the floor. Again, using the microphone we're trying to alternate, we have a written one and then a spoken one is outlined if this is theirs, again, once a particular question is down, they can do so.
The question here is what criteria do the scholars use to distinguish between sooner and soon added to or habits?
First of all, this is related to the actions of the problem homicides
and things which he only did
and never spoke about. Because once he has spoken about something, then we can understand from the speech, what is what is the role or what is the ruling concerning that action. So this is this is with respect to those actions and promises and them for which we do not find any statements related to it from the promises.
And when it comes to the actions of from Hamas, or some of the scholars have divided the actions into different categories, some of them divided up to 13 different categories.
And basically, the scholars realized that the promises send them
in addition to being the messenger. And in addition to being the example
he was also a human being. And he was also a human being who lived during a certain time.
And it is part of the compliance to his part of the compliance to his commands and following his Sunnah, that we follow Him and those things
that he has asked us to follow or has set the example for us are commanded us to follow.
Or at least we follow them and those things in particular. So there are some actions of his life
that are not considered as part of his exemplary behavior. But maybe he did them because he's a human being. Maybe he did them because of the time and the place in which he lived.
For example, it was known that when he slept when he slept used to make a small snoring sound.
So that doesn't mean that we all have to go out now and try to practice how can we make a small snoring sound when we're sleeping.
So this aspect is some of the aspect of him as a natural human being as a human being. And this is part of his natural disposition. Now, there's other things that he did like riding a camel,
and other things with respect to let's see, like, what kind of container he used to keep his water in for window and this and these kind of things. These are recognized by the scholars as actions that were done by the promise asylum.
Because this was a custom in the behavior and the actions of the people of his time. If someone does not do these things, if someone does not do these things, there's no harm upon him because they are not part of what the province has established.
His example for us to follow.
If someone does the things out of extreme love and emulation for the pronoun, so send them. The scholars are somewhat divided in the sense that there's no question that these things are all MOBA are permissible. They're all permissible to go out of your way to follow him. And these things, some scholars say you will be rewarded for that intention
to do these things in the way that the prophet SAW Selim had done them. And others say that in these aspects, you are not
following him in the way that you're supposed to vote or in the sense that in the things that you are asked to follow him. So there is no real reward in doing those things out of imitation, because that kind of imitation itself is not praiseworthy. But I think most of the scholars concluded that if someone does these, even these kind of actions, again, if someone doesn't do them, there's no problem. He's still following the way of the Sunnah. And the way the prophet SAW said them in the way that he is supposed to for him. But if someone does do them out of extreme love, for the problem, how silom we hope and we pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala will be pleased with that and
also pleased with that person for doing such a
question here says when giving Dawa to non Muslims, they often say that, do you Muslims think that Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam is the best Prophet, and you love him more than
other prophets, such as Jesus on SNL? And what should be our reply?
Well, our reply, first of all, is that we love all of the prophets. And we have a great love for all of the prophets.
But we know in any Christian or Jew or any anyone would be able to or would, should be, should be willing to admit this fact. We know that that Allah subhanho wa Taala, even among the prophets has,
he has, and he has like blessed some profits, with more than his blessing other prophets.
For example, as I said, if you like talking to Christian or Jew, you can compare for example, Moses, Moses and the Old Testament, and the blessings and the boundaries, and the place that Allah has given Moses with respect to some of the other prophets. If you're talking even through a Christian if he doesn't believe necessarily that Jesus Son of God, the same kind of thing that Jesus was given special bounties, that some of the other prophets were not given. So, this aspects of Allah subhanho wa Taala, given some bounties to some profits, and giving some preference to some profits over others, this is something established in all of the traditions. So therefore also we say that we
love all of them with a great deal of love and respect. However, because Allah subhana wa tada has given the problem also sent him some bounties and some blessings that he is not given others, we give him some preference because of those bounties and blessings. And this, this
should be respected, it should be reflected in our respect and love for that Prophet, that Allah subhanho wa Taala has blessed in a certain way, that he is not blessed other prophets. So out of our love for Allah subhanho wa Taala we will we see that he's given these prophets, this kind of blessing, special blessing. So therefore we also give them more love and more respect due to those blessings that Allah subhanaw taala has given some.
If anyone wants to raise their hands and ask a question, there's microphones situated around the hall. So if anyone wants to do that they can do so.