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Bala wakulla, and for now, brothers and sisters in Islam, today we're going to be speaking about a tall order about humility, having humility with Allah subhanaw taala having humility with the creation.
And in order to speak about humility, we need to speak about arrogance and Kippur. And actually, the scholars define humility by reversing the definition of al Qaeda. And to start with the story of El kebir. We have to begin with the story of the creation of Adam and it blease the first case of arrogance in certain era of Allah subhanaw taala says Allah Kahala gonna come to muscle wanna come to Makana Dilma equitas, Julie Adam for surgery in a police academy. Lem Yoku Mina Sajid in a large region says
We have fashioned you shaped you, created you and shaped you. And then we was we ordered the angels to prostrate to them. So the old prostrated except for a blease he was not of those who prostrate in the next verse, Allah subhanaw taala says Carla Menaka and let us do that is Mr. Took a large role as a police what prevented you to make sujood to prostrate when I command you to do so corner and a hydro Minho. hakaniemi Noreen wacaco, to whom and when he said I am better than him, You created me from a smokeless fire and you created him from clay. And sootel Baccarat Allah as you can clearly says that it was arrogance. So Allah says with one night in mera Iquitos, Julia Dima in surgery in a
blaze when we commanded the angels to prostrate to them, they all did so except for a blease Abba was stuck. Bara Abba he refused was stuck about he was arrogant What can I mean? Well, Catherine and he was from amongst the unbelievers. So incident of Buddhahood and Nabi sallallahu Sallam defines arrogance and kibra and he said, I'll keep Mombasa and Huck will come upon us in a different narration and Nabi sallallahu Sallam said last night Hello, Jana. He will not enter Paradise, whoever has the slightest weight of kibber arrogance in their heart. Men can be mythical loser, rotten men kibra. Whoever has the slightest weight of arrogance in their heart will not intergender
so then the companions misunderstood and they said Tila in orajel you have akuna sobu Hashanah
that a man would love for his garment to be nice. And for his shoes to be nice than a loss of denim to be saw Selim said in Allah hi Jamie, you don't you have Boogeyman. Allah subhanaw. taala is beautiful. And he loves things that are beautiful. But arrogance and Kippur bottle bottle Huck, wantonness and kibble is bottle which means to reject the truth No matter who it comes from, they reject the truth. And lumpiness is to treat people and you approach the poor and those who are impoverished with your nose held high and you speak to them in a way. You don't greet them, you don't smile, you don't talk to them, you didn't give them attention. And you might speak to them in
a way that is condescending. And so then the scholars reverse the definition of kibra arrogance to give us a definition of a tall order, which is humility. And they said that you submit to the truth, and you accept it no matter who it comes from.
Whether So, an example is that an obese on a larger lump would accept advice, no matter who it came from. One time the Jews came to him the Jews of Medina came to him and they said in acumen comb, Lola and nokuthula didn't they said you were the best of people, except that you tuna didn't. So the companions would say whatever Allah and Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam wills. So the prophet SAW Selim immediately accepted this from them this critique from them, and he told the companions only say what Allah wills is not what Mohammed wills, so he accepted the truth, no matter who it came from. So that means the opposite of that being arrogant here would be to argue, knowing that you're wrong,
to reject advice, knowing that it's proper advice, to refuse to correct yourself, that is all part of arrogance. So that's the first half of the definition. The second half is that you treat people with gentleness and kindness, no matter who they are. Some people only treat those that are above them superior to them in position with respect and kindness. And those who are janitors, those who have lower positions, they don't treat them with respect, they don't treat them with kindness. And that is not arrogance, because that is not humility, because humility goes across the board.
From the virtues of having this great quality of humility, and navy Salalah Selim said in the Hadith mantova Amato da da de la Ilaha, that no one ever shows humility for the sake of Allah except that Allah will raise them, raise them in rank raise them in position. In another Hadith the Prophet Lim said that
that mentor de la Raja, whoever humiliate him and humbled himself for the sake of Allah, one degree, Allah subhanaw taala will raise them in rank one degree at lava Allah and Nene until he reaches the highest highest rank possible. And then whoever is arrogant.
Even if it's one degree woman to kabara, Allah hedorah whoever is arrogant, even if it's one degree, Allah subhanaw taala brings him down one degree until he reaches the lowest level possible.
In another Hadith and Nabi sallallahu Sallam said, mantova Allah
Hakata whoever humbles himself to a lot like this, and then the companion said the Prophet lamp, turned his hand palm downwards and lowered it as low as he could go until it went all the way to the ground. whoever humbles himself for a larger like this, then the president turned his hand palm upwards and began to raise it and raise it and raise it and he said, Allah will lift him up in rank like this. So you human, you humble yourself for the sake of Allah like that. And Allah subhanaw taala will raise you in rank like that.
So in one more Hadith and maybe saucer Lem said the whole agenda, man, can you call behemoth tolo the rotten man keeper. And this shows us the danger that no one who has the smallest amount of arrogance in their heart will enter into an agenda. And this shows the danger of being arrogant. So now as we're giving this whole buzz, we're talking test yourself, test yourself and see, are you humble or not. And if you're humble, that means you accept advice when someone gives you advice. It means you don't and you don't argue, when you know that you're wrong. It means that you will admit that you're wrong, it means that you apologize, a simple test. Do you apologize when you're mistaken
or not? Do you apologize when you wrong someone? Or do you try to justify and explain it away?
Do you have humility when it comes to knowledge? Some most people if they know something, they have to show off their knowledge. If you're telling them something they know they have to cut you off and let you know that they know it. And they have to complete the audit for you or completely IRA for you or give you another narration of it just to show you that you know it one of the amazing qualities of the great scholarship in Bethlehem Allah who passed away. They said that a group of people would come and tell him a hadith. Hadith is probably been teaching before these people were even born. But they said that he would always behave as if he heard it for the first time. And he
would always be saying Subhan Allah, it'd be responding in amazement as if he heard that I did for the first time. Today, when you tell someone that they know, they cut you off, they finish it for you. They totally there's a nourishing and Muslim that goes like this since then, and Buddhahood. It's like that, and they show you that they know is this humility, humility and knowledge. When someone tells you something, someone gives you advice you earn, you're mistaken, you apologize. So test yourself as we're going through these examples. Humility when it comes to cultures and nationalities. Allah subhanaw taala says, Yeah, you Hannah's in alchemy,
or people or mankind, we have created you from a male and a female, which are now called Shu Ruben wakaba, in our food, and we have made you into Shalhoub into nations, and tribes, so that you may know one another. But if the verse would have ended there, then people would just know the different tribes and know the different nationalities, and then they will rank them which tribe is better, which nationality is better? And that's why the verse didn't end there. How does the verse end in a Chroma como en de la he
in the La La Mancha bill, that the most honored amongst you with Allah is the one that has the most taqwa the most God conscious, the most God fearing. So the verse ends like that, so that we don't try to see which nation is better, which tribe is better, but it's actually taco that determines what is better. And Allah subhanaw taala. In this verse, the verse is very detailed and leaves no room, no gap for anyone to fool around. That's why a lot of hot elements in shroob, and kabyle and shroob, this word sharp or sharp, comes from
the empty surge, and it's something being mixed. And that's why a nation might have different tribes and different types of people. America is composed of people from different backgrounds, pick any country, Egypt, people from different backgrounds, different tribes, different nationalities, different origins. So the sharp has a mix in it already. So the nation even though they're mixed, and we may not know the origin of everyone, still Allah subhanaw taala is mentioning the mixed group, the sharp, and then the Kabbalah and the Kabbalah, tribes and tribes, there is typically no dispute about where they came from. If you're from Benito mamoon, from Bennett, I mean, everyone
knows the origin of that group. So Allah Julie's saying whether you know the origins or you don't know the origins, whether they're mixed or they're not mixed, there is no preference of one group, one culture, one nationality, one tribe over another except with taqwa. And as an epistle Sallam indicated a taco, Hakuna taco is right here and the porcelain pointed and repeated it three times. So that means there is no way for us to prefer each other over ourselves. But this is happening in our communities, we find people who think this culture is better than the other and this nationality is better than the other and so on and so forth. So test yourself as
We're speaking Are you from that group or not? And we ask a lot of you that none of us are from that group.
Those who are arrogant with people,
Allah subhanaw taala. In Hadith and Nevis Allah mentions that those who are arrogant in the dunya and treating other people with arrogance, they will be resurrected on the Day of Judgment the size of ants. So these human beings will be tiny the size of ants on the Day of Judgment, fearing people to step over them. They were arrogant in the dunya. So their punishment in the afternoon is the exact opposite a large real resurrects them small and tiny, and they're constantly afraid of people stepping over them because nobody can see them. Those who are arrogant with Allah subhanaw taala also get the opposite punishment allows it it says in the Quran, in the lithonia stick Bureau and
aniba that he said who Luna Johanna, the Marine, those who are too arrogant to worship me, they enter into the Hellfire at based in humiliation. So they're humiliated, not humbled, but humiliated as they're entering into it. The punishment is exactly the opposite of the attitude they had on Earth.
From the examples of a toddler of a Nabi sallallahu sallam, we mentioned the simple handshake. And how many times have you given shaking hands with someone who didn't face you? They kept talking to someone else and they just marginalized you in this way. And how did that make you feel? But from the order of a Nabi sallallahu Sallam is that they would say, well either send lemma selama be equally Yeti. And if he gave greeting, he gave greeting with his whole body, his whole form, so he didn't just face you with his with his head or turn to you, but his whole body would turn to you and he would give you complete attention. And then he would hold your hand until you would pull your
hand away from his sallallahu wasallam.
What kind of hash and bash and lotto Illa Moctezuma always smiling always in a good mood, you always see him smiling. And even what if we just did this to each other? What if we just smiled in the face of people and always give them attention whenever we shook their hand whenever we greeted them. One time a man comes to a Nabi sallallahu alayhi Salaam, and this man is shaking with fear. He's afraid because he thinks that he's coming to some powerful rule or some powerful tyrant so he's shaking with fear. So what does a newbie salsa lamb tell him he tells him how when Alec which is like Calm down, he tells him for in needless to be medic, I am not a king. Rather in NEMA unabomber at
incarnate, cool Alka de Mecca. He says I'm the son of a woman who used to eat a deed in Mecca. caddied is very, very low quality meat, and he's saying my mother was poor. And she used to eat the simple meat from a simple background. And I'm just the son of that simple woman, subtle alojado who said no,
he showed humility, and he didn't try to take advantage of the fact that the man was already afraid of him.
The describing the bisazza Lampkin, Ursula, he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam fee hidden Matteoli, he was always in the service of his family, it was in the service of his wives, and he would fix his own shoes. So his own clothing, milk, the goat, and SubhanAllah. Many people have humility, except when it comes to an adult, except when it comes to the family. You see a man who is so gentle, and is so humble and so kind, but when he goes home, he's a monster with his wife, showing no humility to her whatsoever. And if she corrects him, and he's mistaken, he insists on his mistake, that is not humility. And then the flip side as well, why is not showing humility to their husbands, not
respecting their opinion, not respecting what they say. And this is how a large bill created them wanting to be in charge of the home, but the woman would not want to be would not show humility to her husband in that way. What we're trying to say is that this is something that is needed inside the house, outside of the house, and it's needed in every aspect of our house so of our life. This is a quality that you should have all the time. You're not humble in the masjid and not humble outside of the masjid humble all the time. But in business dealings, you're cutthroat and people say businesses business, but this is not the case. You have a constant quality and wherever you are,
that quality remains constant. With that, we ask Allah as we get to make use of those who are humble, and not to make use of those who are arrogant of cola cola was tougher Allah Allah, Allah welcome, man Jamie, I know first of all, Mr. Varon, ask Allah Subhana Allah for his forgiveness. Surely those who ask for his forgiveness shall prosper.
hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala rasulillah. Meanwhile, he was
treating people with humility is one of the secrets to how to
deal with people properly. And you deal with someone with humility. They will never ever forget the encounter that they have with you. This is a story from the conquering of haber. And Nabi sallallahu Sallam went with him a group of the companions and army. And there were about 20 women in that expedition. And there was a small young girl, a jury. So she's a little girl. And she was the riding Companion of the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam on his camel. So the process lamb is the general the leader, and he has his generals and his soldiers with him. But he had this young girl that was riding behind him on his camel. And every time the camel stopped, or they stopped to rest, the
problem would have the camel kneel down. And then he would tell her, give me your hand and he would actually help her down. And then when it's time to go again, he would help her up on the camel. And he treated her with such humility. Then she tells the story, she says, Then, after the conclusion of hyper, I was going around looking for the Prophet sallallahu sallam, and then she says, I found him and he was distributing the spoils. He was distributing the spoils, giving away the spoils. And she said he was looking around, could it be and haber was such a magnificent victory. And all the generals are there and the army is there and lots of spoils are there could this great man Salatu
Salam be looking for this girl who used to be his writing companion? Could he have forgotten about all this greatness and he's just looking for this simple girl. She said he was looking around. And when he saw me, he called me over. And I went to him and he took out a necklace from the spoils. And he went like this. So he was about to give it to her. So she was about to take it. And the President said, No, I'll put it around your neck. And the Prophet sallallahu Sallam with his blistered hands, put this necklace around this little girl's neck.
And now, this she's renamed it relating this story many years later, and she's a grown woman. And she says, will law II know you? Did or Dr. Betty Abba will lie. It never ever leaves my neck. And I have put it in my world war two, and a huge fan of money that I have put in my will, that it's buried between me and my shroud. What does that mean? buried between Annie she wants to be wearing it. She says to me, until I come to him on the day of the resurrection. And he also loves this necklace. And she wants to take it to the next life. It affected her so much this gentle and humble treatment, that in the next life she wants to go to the prophet SAW Selim and she and say you're a
solo remember me? This is how much it affected her. This is what humility does to people. This is how the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was
from the scholars that were asked to define humility. And that hasn't Albus Rahim Allah, He says that you leave your home, and you don't see a Muslim except that you think that they're better than you has Ambassador hammer holla he was asked to define humility, Tada. He said, it's you leave your that you leave your home, and you do not see any Muslim except that you think that they're better than you. The scholars commented on the famous story of the prostitute from Vanessa, who saw the dog that was dying of thirst and went down and filled her shoe and gave the dog to drink. And Allah subhanaw taala forgive all her sins. So the scholars commented on this hadith. And they said that,
if you were living with bento Israel at that time, and you saw this woman who is known and labeled as a prostitute, you would have treated her based on what we know on Earth, you would have belittled her, you would have marginalized her because you know her profession. But little would you know, that with Allah subhanaw taala, every single sin she ever committed, has completely been forgiven. You wouldn't know that as a human being. So they're saying then to not belittle anybody, that you can actually look at everyone in the community, and actually believe that they're possibly better than you. And that would be humility, because it's impossible to see someone as better than you. And
then you treat them like you're better than them with arrogance. It's impossible. There is no way you would if you saw someone as better than you. And if you trained yourself to always see people in the community being better than you in the eyes of Allah, then there is no way you would treat them with arrogance. And no, you would think that you're better.
Another was asked about humility. And he said that if I see a child, I feel that they're better than me. Because I say to myself, they have lessons than I do. And if I see an old man, I see them, I say to myself, they're better than me, because they preceded me in Islam, they've been Muslim longer than I have.
So that means then, humility. This is a quality of the believers, the quality of the believing men and the believing woman. And it is something that we should strive to make sure it's in every aspect of our life, not just in the masjid.
But in the masjid and outside the masjid, and in our house and outside the house, and it is something that is needed between spouses, many times problems between spouses, just a little bit of arrogance, just the man not wanting to admit that he's wrong, or not wanting to apologize to his wife, if he makes a mistake. It's just simple things like that. But it all begins with this great quality of awada of showing humility to Allah subhanaw taala. With that we ask Allah azza wa jal to make us of those who have humility before him. And with those of those who treat his creation with humility. We ask Allah to give to make use of those who recognize the truth as clear truth and
follow the best of it, and to make use of those who recognize false with as clear false or then abstain from it. For lahoma, Erin and hatanaka Why don't
follow Hamas Yardeni Aqua homina homina Norma sirona, who ask Allah subhanaw taala to grant victory to Islam and to the Muslims. We ask Allah to grant freedom to all the Muslims who are being held and dealt with unjustly around the world. And we ask Allah to grant victory to an ease to the Muslims in Syria, and to the Muslims in Philistine and to the Muslims in Iraq, and in Afghanistan, and in Burma, and in Bangladesh, and in Kashmir, and in Yemen and in all parts of the world. Yara Bella alameen for lahoma de la Motta, Marsden roofie allopathic,
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