Channel: Kamil Ahmad
Series: Kamil Ahmad – Prophetic Parables
And now we move on to the next parable.
And this one
a parable concerning the believer.
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in this hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said by the one in whose hand is the soul of Mohammed.
The Parable of the believer is that of a piece of gold.
its owner blows upon it, yet it never changes or diminishes.
And then he said by the one in whose hand is the soul of Mohammed, the parable of the believer is that of a bee.
It consumes and produces what is wholesome.
And it falls yet it never breaks. And it never spoils.
And so this hadith is
narrated by Imam Ahmed in his Muslim
and it has been narrated
through different narrations.
Some narrations only mentioned the parable of the bee without mentioning the example of the gold. In fact, most of the narrations only mentioned the parable of the bee.
Now, most of these narrations are weak and not authentic concerning this hadith. However, this particular narration has been authenticated and considered Sahih. Authentic by some scholars of Hadith, such as Imam Shakur,
who was email efma Charcot, who was a scholar from the previous century.
And she has a little journey, he authenticated another narration of this hadith
that only mentioned the parable of the bee.
And so this is the second parable
that we are mentioning concerning the believer.
And so, the very, very first Hadees that we took in this series, the prophetic parables, the very first Hadith that we explained, was the parable of the believer and how the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam compared the believer to inala the date palm tree.
And so this is now the second Hadees
that compares the believer to something.
In this Hadith, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam first compared the believer to a piece of gold.
And so when a person wants to purify gold,
or he has gold jewelry, and he wants to clean it, it's been sitting around for a long time and he has a lot of rust, and he doesn't have its shine anymore.
He takes it to the goldsmith and the goldsmith, he will put it into fire
and he will heat it up.
And then he will bring it out and he will blow it
this will get rid of all of that rust. And it will return
the appearance of the gold
as if it was new.
Doing this does not change the value of the gold, nor does it diminish it in any way.
But rather the opposite. It makes it more valuable.
And it makes it as if it was new.
Likewise, the believer
as a prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentions here that
like the piece of gold, the person blows on it, yet it never changes.
Nor does it ever diminish
until the believer,
Allah subhanho wa Taala makes him go through all kinds of tests in this life, trial after trial, test after test, does he change? No.
He doesn't change. It doesn't shake his he man.
The true believer, he remains firm and steadfast in even the most intense and difficult of circumstances, because he knows that this is a test from Allah subhanho wa Taala and Allah subhanahu wa tada is only making me to go through this, to purify me
to elevate my status,
get rid of my sins, as a prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned that these tests and these trials are
an expiation of our sins.
As he mentioned concerning illness, you know, when we fall ill,
you know, our sins are, are being erased.
And as a prophet sallallahu Sallam said, that nothing, nothing harms the believer,
no matter what hardship he goes through,
except that a sin is being forgiven. And so
the believer knows that these tests and these trials from Allah subhanahu wa tada are for
my own good.
And it was inherited human data is doing this, to test me
to see how firm I'm going to stand
to see how steadfast I'm going to be.
And so this is why these tests and these trials
if we deal with them in the right way, they get us closer to Allah subhanahu wa Tada.
And that is if, you know, we deal with them in the right way, by first and foremost believing that they are from Allah subhanahu wa tada as a test for me, and then by remaining patient, by being patient,
through these tests and these trials, and so Allah subhanho wa Taala wants good for us, when he makes us to go through such trials.
The second parable
of the believer that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned is that of the B.
And so a loss of Hannah who attended in the Quran mentioned the B.
In fact, an entire surah is named after the B and it is in the surah that Allah subhanho wa Taala said, What o Hara bouquet initially, and it tells me the mineralogy baraboo 10 wamena szegedi woman nine ratio.
And your Lord inspired to be saying, maker homes, in the mountains,
the trees and in what people construct
and feed from the flower of any fruit that you please and follow the ways of your Lord, that he has made easy for you.
And then Allah subhanho wa Taala said, so McCauley, min Calista marotti first leuke surah Rob beaky, Lulu la
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the belly of the beast comes forth liquid of varying colors, in which there is a treatment and healing for the people in the field a little
bit of a karoun surely in this is a sign for people who will reflect
and so here a loss of Hannah who without a single doubt, this one insect from among all of the insects in the world,
Allah subhanahu wa tada singled it out mentioning it and mentioned mentioning that he addressed the bees
as a form of honoring this creation of Allah subhana wa Tada. And so based on what we know about the world of the bees, there is no insect or based on what we know of the world.
The world of the insects, there is no insect that produces something as beneficial
as the bees.
And so honey is something that Allah subhanho wa Taala has blessed and made a treatment for many illnesses. And that's why if a person wants to take it when he gets ill, especially from certain
illnesses, it's a sheaf app. It's a cure as Allah mentions here.
So, the question is, how
is the believer like the be the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned
that the be
only consumes that which is good and wholesome.
And so here in this Hadith, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Okay, let's play ebba This is the first description of the B that the professor Salah mentioned that it only eats, it only consumes that which is good, and that which is wholesome.
And so it only lands on roses, and flowers, and consumes its polling and its nectar.
It does not land on filth,
to consume, or to eat filth, like other insects do like flies for example.
Likewise, the true believer,
he only eats and consumes that which is good, that which is wholesome. And that which is Helen,
whether it be
in terms of his earnings, his income,
or whether it be his food and his drink that he eats and he drinks.
the true believer only chooses good company
and picks up only the best of habits and the best of manners from the people.
Not the worst.
It's what the true believer when he goes out
in the world, and he meets different people.
Who does he choose to be around
just like the bee, it chooses the flower. The believer goes and chooses the best of people.
he chooses to take on the best of habits, the best of manners. And so whatever he takes in, it's good, it's wholesome. It's just like the B
then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned how the B only produces
what is good and also.
So after mentioning that, it only eats and consumes that which is good
and wholesome. He then said well what to eat.
It only produces
it only lets out what is good, what is beneficial.
And so it produces honey, which is beneficial for us.
Likewise, the true believer only produces that which is good and beneficial.
Nothing comes from the believer. The true believer accept that which is good.
And that which is beneficial. Whether it be with his physical work, his physical work and action that he does,
or whether it be
his words that he speaks,
or whether it be his wealth
that he spends that he takes out and he gives that he spends and he gives it
he only puts it in the right place.
And so the believer is not
someone who is a source of harm for the people.
There's no evil coming from him there's no harm coming from him but rather the opposite.
And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was once asked, Who are the most beloved people to allow?
And what are the actions that are most beloved to Allah Subhana, whom with Allah, and so he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, the most beloved of people to Allah are the most beneficial of people to others.
And fellow homeliness, those who are most beneficial to others and the most beloved
actions to Allah is
to bring happiness to a Muslim.
And so what we see from this hadith is
that such people are those who are only emanating that which is good, only good is coming up from them and reaching others.
Just like the be only good comes out from that which we benefit from.
Finally, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned that when the bee falls, meaning that when it lands on the flower,
or the rose,
when it lands,
and it sits there
the the pole in the nectar,
it does not break the stem.
Nor does it nor does it spoil the flower.
So, he said, when it falls, it does not break, nor does it spoil, meaning it doesn't break the stem, nor does it
nor does it spoil that flower.
Likewise, the true believer,
he does not go go around
when he goes out to, you know, to do things in this life, he doesn't go around, causing damage, causing destruction.
And so when he is faced with any problem, or he is asked to fix a problem,
he doesn't leave it worse than it was. But rather, he fixes the problem without causing damage.
But the only time what we notice about the bee is the only time that the bee does attack and stings. is
is when it is attacked. So if you leave the bee alone, it won't attack you. It won't harm you.
But it will,
it will attack you
out of self defense. And so the true believer is likewise,
the only time
he causes damage is where it is due where you know, the person deserves.
He deserves to be attacked.
And so this is a very, very beautiful Hadith. And it has many lessons among these lessons is first and foremost.
That the believer no matter what situation he or she is in, no matter how tough life becomes no matter what turn life takes him or her in
no matter how difficult it is, no matter how depressing the situation may become for them.
They don't change they do not change. Why because their Eman is strong in their heart. Just like the the process of settling compared to believer to a date palm tree that stands firm
and solid in even the most severe east of storms. It doesn't bend, it doesn't fall down.
And so the believer no matter what tests and trial they go through, they know this is from Allah subhanahu wa tada and they're a man in a lot. And in the corridor of Allah
they're a man helps them
they're a man helps them to remain firm, and not to change.
The second lesson that we learned from this
hadith is the virtue of the be this creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
As Allah mentioned, its virtue and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam compared here to the believer, and a lot in his messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would never praise something
unless it was worthy of praise. And so any creation of Allah subhana wa tada that is praised by a lot where his messenger
if it is praised, then
it means that it is something good, it is something beneficial.
Among the lessons that we learn from this hadith is that the true believer is one who concerns himself with what he consumes and what he takes in, whether it be you know, making a living, making sure am I earning from
Something that is halal or not.
He concerns himself with that he concerns himself with what he eats, what he drinks? Is it halal? Is it not? He also concerns himself with
what he adopts of habits? Are these good habits that I'm picking up from people? Or are they not?
ideas, ideologies that are out there?
Should I adopt them? Are they beneficial for me? Are they harmful for me. And so, the true believer is killed, careful, extremely careful, that he only takes in what will bring him benefit in this life and in the next.
Also, among the lessons that we learned from this hadith is that a true believer is one who concerns himself also with what he produces. So, just like he concerns himself with what he takes in, he also concerns himself with what he is letting out,
whether it be as we mentioned, physical actions,
his work, you know, what, what can I do to benefit people, perhaps it will be his career, his profession that he aspires
to, to have, you know, I want to for example, I want to become a doctor, so that I could cure people to bring them benefit. Or I want to, you know, choose a career path.
In for example, a certain trade or certain skill.
Why? Because his concern is how can I benefit the people? This is how the believer thinks,
this is how the believer thinks.
also with regards to his wealth, where is it going? Is it going to what is halal or not? Also with regards to his words, what comes out
in terms of his speech?
And, as we mentioned, in the previous Hadith, the danger of,
of not controlling our tongues.
And so, the believer, he asks himself is what I am producing what I am letting out,
is it of benefit to me and others? Or is it not? So this is why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in a hadith do not accompany
Do not accompany anyone except a believer. And do not allow anyone to eat your food, except a person of taqwa.
Why? Because the nature of the true believer is that nothing but good will come from him. So don't accompany anyone except a believer who, you know, is good will rub off onto you. And this reminds us of the Hadees
that we took
before it was also a parable, where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam compared the righteous companion, the good friend, to a person who carries perfu
is going to benefit you.
Regardless, so either he'll give you some
and you'll have some, he'll give it to you,
or just being around him, you'll smell something nice.
And so either way, you're benefiting, likewise the righteous friend, the righteous companion, nothing good is coming from him. Also, among the lessons that we learned from this hadith
is that the true believer does not harm others, whether it be by speech or by action, rather, wherever he goes,
he is building and not destroying.
wherever he goes, he is building and constructing and not and not destroying.
Also among the lessons that we can learn from this hadith is
that not caring about what you consume, not caring about what you let out.
So both taking in and letting go. Not caring about it.
Not concerning yourself with it is a sign of weak EMF.
It is a sign of weak EMA and this hadith is
An example of so many statements of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
where he would mention a quality of the movement, the believer.
And so, wherever he mentioned a quality of the believer, if we don't have that quality, then it proves that, you know,
we are weak in our email.
And this is an example of that.
And so, for example, in another Hadith, the prophet SAW, Selim said, law you mean, what do you have that he, he said, none of you truly believes, until he loves his brother, what he loves for himself.
And so many other hobbies like that,
wherever that is mentioned, the word he man or the word mean, and equality as mentioned, if we don't have that quality, then it shows us that our Eman is weak. And that's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that he man is
have many branches, many grades, many levels, its highest is the Shahada.
And its lowest is to remove something harmful from the path.
And so between that there are as a prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned 60 or 70 odd branches of email.
a true believer concerned himself with what will perfect his email.
we'll mention that one last point, and that is
that there are some people who
who do not recognize the benefit of the B.
Or they don't, they don't like it's honey.
If they were to eat it, they would, they will find it to be bitter, or, you know, they dislike
this doesn't mean that there's a problem in the B or in the honey.
But rather, the problem is in these people.
there are people out there who
they don't see the good of the believer.
And here we're talking about the true believers who represent Islam. And
they look at them, and they don't see any good in there.
But rather they hate them.
They have disliked for them.
And so these people they see good as being evil.
And they see evil as being good.
This is not because there's a problem in the believers,
and in their good qualities. But rather, the problem is in these people, they are the ones who are missing the yardstick of measuring good and evil.
And so the only way to measure Good and Evil is through the light of man. And the guidance from Allah subhanho wa Taala whatever align His Messenger has told us of good, it is good. Whatever alignment and His Messenger have told us is evil, it is evil.
And with that we come to the end of
tonight's session, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us beneficial knowledge that translates into action. Whatever I may have said that was correct. Then it was from Allah alone. And whatever I may have said that was incorrect and it was from myself or from shaitan. So Hannukah long, there'll be a shadow Allah, and so fuuka were to relate was Salaam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh