Prophetic Parables – Parable #1 – The Believer
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So the first parable that we have is the parable of the believer.
The Parable of the believer.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gives us the parable of the woman. What is the woman like?
He compared it to something.
And so this hadith is found in Bukhari and Muslim. It's an agreed upon Hadith.
And so in the version of Sahih al Bukhari the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, on the authority of ebinger Omar, Abdullah ibn Muhammad Ali Allah, he's the narrator of the Hadith.
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the example of the believer
is like a green tree the leaves of which do not fall.
So the companions they started to guess what tree it could be.
So they said it is such and such tree it is such and such tree.
Even armor says I intended to say that it was the date country.
But at the time I was a young boy.
I felt shy to answer
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He was young, but he was among elders.
He was among the elders.
Although the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam is addressing all of them
out of adab out of good manners.
He stayed silent, our respect for his elders.
So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam after hearing their answers, and no one gave the correct answer. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said
it what it is that they portray?
It is the date country. Basically the answer that Abdullah bin remora had guests.
In another narration
of bin Omar, he says, I mentioned this to my father or more of the Allahu Akbar
I wish you had said it. If you had said it, it would have been you having given the answer that would have been more beloved to me then such and such meaning he mentioned something very expensive.
That you giving the answer I would have been very proud of you. It would have been more beloved to me then such and such.
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in the version of Sufi Muslim
in whom are the Allahu Allahu Allah, He says Allah's Messenger. So the value so one day said to his companions, tell me about a tree which resembles the believer.
So the people began to mention different trees of the forest.
Even Homer says it was instilled in my mind or in my heart, and is stuck there. That it must be the date palm tree.
So I made up my mind to me
engineer, but I could not do so, because of the presence of the elderly, who are there.
Finally, when there was a hush, and no one was giving any answers,
the last messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, it is the date palm tree.
And so, the date palm tree is a very blessed tree,
the tree and the fruit
and no other tree has been mentioned, as much as the knowledge that a palm tree
in the Quran, no other tree has been mentioned as much as it has been mentioned. And so in the Quran it has been mentioned more than 21 times.
And in the sooner it has been mentioned, over 300 times,
talking about it, and its blessings, talking about it in a positive way.
And this is because it symbolizes good.
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allow for giving and generosity.
So, this is why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam here gave us the parable of the believer that the believer is like to take pottery.
So now how is the believer like that a palm tree?
That's a question for the companions, they understood right away. Why? Because they lived among the palm trees.
the significance of the date palm tree.
For them, they could visualize it. Remember, when we talked about why parables are used, we mentioned that they are used to,
to clarify concepts that become more clear. When you give a parable, you give an example. Why because it's something you can relate to. It's something that you have visualized, right away it comes to your mind, because you have seen this thing before you can relate to it, you know, its significance, you know, that thing.
And so, when you compare something to it right away, you you understand it. So, the the Sahaba they understood it, but for us, we may not understand it.
And so, the date palm tree resembles the believer
in different ways.
the de Pon tree is beneficial to everyone.
Whether it is alive or dead.
When it is alive, it produces fruit. It benefits the people.
And when it is no longer bearing any fruit to people they benefit from its wood from its leaves its branches, which are used for a variety of purposes. We all know that. When the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam built his ministry to Medina, what did he use as the roof?
What did he use
the branches of the palm tree
any other tree would not be able to be used as a roof.
I mean imagine how beneficial distributors not only its wood, its branches, its leaves.
But its dates. The dates are
you're discovering how beneficial dates are for us unlike any other fruit. Not only that,
the seed of the date.
Most of us when we eat a date, we just throw away the seed
and today we are discovering that there are benefits in the seed itself.
you can actually buy the seed powder they crushed the seed and turn it into a powder and the most beneficial is
the Hydra date and it seemed you can find it in powder form.
Today they have discovered that it has proven to prevent kidney and liver damage. We're talking about just the seed
and also it is useful in treating blood sugar problems.
People use it as a treatment.
So look at how beneficial the date palm tree is to the point where even the seed of the date is beneficial. So the point is that the date palm tree is beneficial at all times.
Whether it is dead or a life.
All of its parts are beneficial.
Likewise the believer
he is always beneficial to others.
The believer is always beneficial to others, he's always helping others.
During the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam say
that you do not truly believe until you love for your brother, what you love for yourself.
Then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam say
that whoever helps his brother in a time of need a loss of character who data will help him on the day of judgment when he will be in need. And so many other ahaadeeth shows that one of the characteristics of true believers is that they are people of benefit to others around them.
The second way how the second
way of how the date palm tree resembles the believer.
The date palm tree provides rich, wholesome fruit throughout the year, and not only in one particular season.
Most fruit that we have
there is a particular time
of the year
when we collect the fruit,
and then we use it for some period of time, that fruit, we benefit from it, we eat it.
And then that's it. We don't have it for the rest of the year.
If you keep it for that long, it'll it'll go back
not to date concrete, not dates.
And so dates are eaten fresh, they are eaten fresh and right. And they are also stored for the rest of the year.
They are stored until the following here.
And so Likewise, the believer,
likewise the believer, he is always producing fruits
at all times, not only in one season, but throughout the year. And when we say fruits we mean good deeds.
A true believer is not a believer is not a Muslim in Ramadan only.
He is not someone who shows his face doing good deeds only
in the first 10 days of low sugar,
and so on. at certain times of the year. No. Throughout the year he's consistent in producing
fruit which are good, which are good deeds.
Not only that, but just like the date palm tree produces rich, wholesome fruit.
The believer is also producing good deeds that are pure, meaning that there's no deficiency in his good deeds. His deeds are done sincerely for the sake of Allah.
Because if you do a good deed that is not sincere, then it will be accepted by Allah.
And whatever good deeds he does, they are in line with how the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught us and not something that he makes up for himself. So just like the date palm tree produces rich, pure, beneficial dates. Likewise, the believer he is always producing good fruits which are good deeds, which are accepted by Allah subhana wa tada and not rejected.
The third way of how the date palm tree resembles the believer
is that the date palm tree is pleasing to look at.
It looks beautiful.
Usually we see images of day palm trees on beaches.
And it's usually used as you know, a beautiful scenery.
Day palm trees are beautiful. They look nice, and they produce pure dates.
Likewise, the believer he also displays a good appearance both physically and
And through his conduct and his speech, his words, what comes out of his mouth are good.
And so when you throw stones at
when you throw stones at a date palm tree
What do they drop for you dates.
Likewise a believer.
When insults are thrown at him,
he comes back when
he comes back with good speech. He doesn't come back with insults and bad words in retaliation.
So this is how the believer resembles the the palm tree.
And finally, the fourth way of how the date palm tree resembles the believer
did D palm tree is extremely strong and steadfast.
Unlike other trees,
in the in the face of strong winds, storms, hurricanes,
the date palm tree remains standing.
And we will see this more clearer in the next parable that we will cover next week.
Where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentions that example of the believer is like
a tree that is firmly rooted in the ground that when a storm comes,
it may shake but it won't, it won't drop to the ground,
it will fall over as opposed to the graphic hypergrid.
So the day palm tree is extremely strong and steadfast because it's firmly rooted in the ground.
And so it could bear through the toughest of storms,
the most severe of winds, in the end, it'll still remain standing,
unlike other trees
and So likewise is the believer. He remains for and steadfast
during the most toughest trials and tribulations that Allah tests him with.
and here we can talk about both the shoe hat as well as the Shahadat shoe heart being the doubts that come to our minds. doubts about Allah
doubts about the deen of Allah? Is it the truth is it not the various shughart that are out there
and also show what
are lustful desires.
are both candidates the shoe blue hat, as well as the shower. The shoe blue hat causes us to fall into cover
and deviate away from Islam and the shadow what they cause us to fall into what Allah has made her on.
And so, the believer he remains firm and steadfast in the face of every sugar and every shout out
because he's a man is firmly rooted in his heart. So when, when
the shoe heart in the shower was intensified.
He may shake, but he will fall
as opposed to someone who is weakening than
someone who is weakening and forget about strong shewhart and strong shallot, even the slightest of whims and desires.
Even something small will wake will make him to fall
just like other trees,
whereas the deep palm tree it remains firm and steadfast.
And an example of this is use of allissa.
Yusuf Alayhi Salam
was a young man
and he was handsome.
And he was invited to commit Zina with a normal woman.
And so all the factors were there to make this a very, very strong fitna.
But did he shake? Did he fall for it? No.
He remained firm and steadfast. Just like the date palm tree. It remains firm and steadfast even in the strongest of winds and hurricanes and storms.
And this is why in the Quran Allah subhana wa Tada.
He gives us the parable of the foundation of the believer.
What is the foundation of the believer like?
I mentioned that it is like a tree that is firmly rooted in the ground.
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was a parent who says, Do you not see how our presents a parable? Making a good word to be like a good tree. So here this is another parable, we're talking about the parables of the Sunnah. But this is a parable in the Quran that we had covered previously.
Where a law compares
the good word which is the kaleena of a Toshi
which is not something just verbal, but it is something firmly rooted in the heart of the believer. So a lot compares that to a good tree.
Allah says, Don't you see how Allah presents a parable making a good word like a good tree, and then a lot explains it, whose root is firmly fixed, and its branches high in the sky.
It produces fruit at all time,
meaning in all seasons.
being firmly rooted in the ground, that tree it resembles the man which is firm in the heart
and the branches high in the sky. This resembles the good deeds, that a believer does that are going up to the heavens, because our good deeds, they are taken by the melodica the angels and taken up to Allah.
He lay here so I will tell you more.
When I'm no sorry for your sorrow, to Allah ascend, good words, and the good deeds caused them to raise
and producing through all the time this resembles.
This resembles the believer as long as the man is strong, then he is always producing meaning good deeds.
So this is
this is the parable of the believer, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he compared the believer to then Allah, the date palm tree.
And there are many, many lessons that we learn from this parable. First and foremost, that the believer, he is always benefiting others.
Just like the date palm tree, secondly,
his his good deeds are continuous. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, when asked which deeds are best,
in the heads of eyeshadow, on her, she asked him which leads are the best. So the Prophet sallallahu wasallam said,
are the one who have
the most continuous of deeds, even if they may be small.
So you may do a good deed that is big.
But then you're not able to continue it
better than that is to do a small good deed that you can continue, that it's something that can be persistent.
So don't look at how small a good deed may be. As long as you are persistent in it, then it is more beloved to Allah than a huge good deed that you do. And then that's it. You've done it one time. And then that's it.
So the believer is like the date palm tree, continuously producing continuously benefiting other people, not just that one time of the year, but throughout the year.
And also among the lessons that we learned from this parable is that the believer,
he has appearance, it looks good. And whatever comes out of the believer of words, it is the
The best of words, he doesn't speak lies, he doesn't
swear he doesn't insult others, and so on and so forth.
And among the lessons that we learn from this parable is that the believer,
the woman is firm and steadfast
because of his emotion, which is firmly rooted in his heart, in work.
Whatever you do outwardly,
of what you have inside of you.
Whatever good you do, it's because of what you have inside your heart. Likewise, whatever evil you do, it's because of what you have in your heart of evilness.
And that's why he man does not mean only
faith in the heart. Like some people they translate in America to mean faith.
Because faith is restricted to what you have in your heart.
And so the correct definition of a man, according to an arsenal in general, is that a man consists of belief in the heart, but it also consists of seeing it with your tongue.
Because you can see, I am a Muslim, it's in my heart, but if you don't say the Shahada, there's no value to that. You're not a Muslim. So you have to verbalize it. So the scholar is they say he man according to a hallucinogenic his belief in the heart,
verbally saying it with your tongue.
And the third is actions with your body parts. So if you say you're a believer, but you don't pray, then you're not a believer. If you don't do any of the obligations of the fundamentals of the deen
things like Salah
if you don't pray, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that whoever does not pray whoever abandons the Salah
from God he has disbelieved
and so Eman
the correct definition of Eman is that it is that it consists of all these three things We ask Allah subhana wa tada to grant us for the man in our hearts that translate to actions that he's will hand over to Allah accepts and is pleased with with that we come to the end of
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