Enjoining Good & Forbidding Wrong #9
Channel: Karim Abuzaid
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Salam Alaikum and welcome to episode number nine. That's right number nine of our series nation of goodness. I'm joined by a man crema boozy. That's right. He's back. I'm back. You're back. We're all back for his exciting new series. If you haven't seen the first eight episodes, please do so. Get on YouTube and check out his YouTube channel. Islam way 71 or Abu one Abdullah that's me also get online three Ws dot prima with a.com to check out with the shakes, latest thoughts, reflections in Friday sermons, the last couple of episodes we've been talking about how to enjoy the good and forbid the evil. He wanted to talk about constant consequences of not doing so today. But I think
we're going to continue with this topic because he may have been bringing up a lot of good points and he has a lot more to share with you guys. So sit down Don't go anywhere and enjoy and enjoy this episode of nation of goodness. So without any further ado, let us welcome shake to the program. Assalamu alaykum chicory walaikum salam wa rahmatullah wa barakato Malik Jackalope.
The viewers and hamdulillah are salatu salam ala rasulillah Chateau La ilaha illallah wa una sharika wash Mohammedan. Abdo solo, I'm gonna let you know that. We originally planned to talk about consequences today. But I actually asked brother Malik, if he can allow one more episode just to recap, maybe Malika and just add some more information about how to go about enjoining. Good and forbidding evil, because this is the core of the series Really? Okay. This must be a very important topic if you want to continue in fourth episode. Yeah, so we can't just go out and do it any way that we see fit, or we think is the best way to do it. There's a certain procedure to doing this is
explained. Let me begin by saying Dear viewers, if you are a Muslim, which hamdulillah you are,
there are two things here that you must focus on. And I'm looking at you brothers and sisters in Islam. Number one, yourself, you must become a servant of our last panel.
You must become odd or odd to Allah subhana wa, servants, you must fulfill the religion
beginning with the oneness of Allah subhanaw taala. singling out Allah once it comes to his divine essence, attributes, names, actions of lordship, creation, sovereignty, and also disposing your affairs. Therefore, as a result of this, then you single out along with your action, okay, for last panel data is the creator, the Sustainer, the provider, then it doesn't make any sense that you do any act for anyone else, but the last panel, and this is what we call the head in all the way. So you yourself have to do this. And then you begin the act of obedience. Basically fulfill the commands stay away from the unknown holes. Do you say Santa Ana do not do you say Santa Ana,
you're doing this Alhamdulillah
Then there is another task, which calling people to that, right, calling people to do that. That's what we're talking about, yes to toe hate, to do what is right to stay away from what is wrong. And like we mentioned Malik, what is right and what is wrong, is to be identified and is to be declared by Allah and His Messenger, no one else, no place for desire, no place for societal norms, no place for cultural practices, Allah Subhana Allah and His messenger. So,
out of those two are the two who are eligible basically to give us that type of information. So, you do it and you call people to it and calling people to it is in a way, the hour in a way enjoining good and forbidding evil, that are once it comes to non Muslims, you call people to the fundamental which is the principle which is what thou hate first, which is lead in a law, but with Muslims, you do something more, which is you get into the branches of the religion, and this is what we call enjoining good and forbidding evil. Do this This is hard. This is hard to not do this. This is haram. Now, not every Muslim Malik is qualified to actually do this. educate people talk to people
about Islam for example, or talk to Muslims about halal and haram so they are exempt the trick nowadays
They are not, then their job is to direct them to those who know, okay? They see, at the end of the day, you could call people to listen to you, so that they you could convey the message to them. But if you're unable or not qualified because he lacked the knowledge, then your job we are committed to more selling. And this is what the believer of ASEAN did was when axon Medina tiara junonia saya, kala comi Italia all mursaleen and then came from out of town and he said follow the messengers, because he was in a way unable or he was in the knowledge, yes. Okay, so you direct people to the source where they can obtain that knowledge. Brothers and sisters in Islam, the viewers, at the end
of the day, you are doing this, you're calling people to Allah, or you're calling Muslims to do what is right to stay away from what is wrong. You're trying to cheat, you're trying to achieve three objectives. Okay, three goals in mind. Number one, you're trying to remind the people of the right thing so that they may benefit right naturally
in vichara, meaning remind indeed, your reminder may benefit the believers. So when you speak to another Muslim about Islam, he may listen or lie or sometimes, sometimes non Muslims approach me and my Masjid and I just talked to him for five minutes. He tells you I'm ready to That's amazing. I'm ready. So hon Allah there are people who you've been speaking with for the last 10 years. They are not ready yet. Yes. You never know. Right? You never know for that kid in Nana anthem with a que les de la Hindi Messiah to remind because you're just a reminder, you're not to force people, you are not going to be able to force people to do what you want them to do. So Objective Number one, that
you want to be a reminder to them that this is the right thing to do. Number two, you want to take yourself remove yourself from the area of blame.
Because I'm telling you, you're supposed to convey you're supposed to deliver your messenger and his farewell sermon, he said to his companions, which really also a statement which is made for the rest of the oma until the day for resurrection, ballyhoo Arnie, voila.
Now I delivered the religion, he asked them have I delivered, they said, Yes, we pay a witness. Now it's your job to deliver. Go, disperse, deliver. So now you are a Muslim, you're coming out of the air you have fulfill that obligation, okay, put it that way you fulfill your obligation, you fulfilled your obligation. Also, you have taken yourself from the area of the plane, you have removed yourself. Because next episode, and I don't want the brothers and sisters to miss the next episode, because we're going to talk about the consequences. There are serious consequences if you do not enjoy and good and forbid evil. Okay, and we're gonna talk about it next episode. So when you
do this, when you call people to Allah, whether they are non Muslims, or when you call Muslims to do what is right, stay away from what is wrong, you have fulfilled the obligation the command to convey and also you have removed yourself from the area of blame. Because the Prophet says if you see evil, you must do what you do about it. So you will be blameworthy if you didn't do anything. Absolutely. Okay. I don't want to talk about it once we talk about the consequence. Okay? another three goal that you're trying to achieve the third, the third goal is you're trying to establish the evidence against the people. This is my very strong language, my favorites, elaborate shake on this. Well,
listen, at the end of the day, brothers and sisters in Islam, you do not guide people in that sense, you do not force people to be guided right? Listen, when they spoke about guidance, they have divided it into two types. He they had to declare that he or she had that you show the people the direction where they need to go. But there is another type which is hidayatullah tofi, which is you actually do what people directed you to example, you wanna you're in Washington, DC or Maryland and brothers who are living there, they may rejoice over that. You want to go to Virginia, I tell you take 495 the Beltway, right. What did I do? I guided them by
the direction in a way. But can I force you to go on that for 95 I can
Allah subhanaw taala is the one who must give you the trophy who must bestow upon you that are free to take that route. And this will be based on your intention inside you, you know that this is the right way to go. But you know what, I'm not gonna listen to this guy I'm not interested. And based on this, Allah will take you or will leave you in a way for my job is to let you know about the right way. And by doing this, I am establishing an evidence against you.
Because listen at the Day of Resurrection, Allah subhanaw taala made it a rule that he's not going to pan out either he's not going to punish anyone without sending a messenger when I couldn't more IV in a hot bath or sooner we are not to hold anyone accountable, or to punish anyone for anything that we commanded him or her to do without sending a warner a messenger. Now my job will not messenger so that don't mistaken me. We are followers of Mohammed Salah. Our job is to establish the evidence against people, or Rasulullah Musashi, normandin una de la akuna la nasya Allah La whoa jatoba de su messengers who bring black tiling and bring warnings to the people so that in the
resurrection that people are not going to have an evidence saying I didn't know you're up, they won't have an excuse. Nobody told me, nobody told me. Nobody told me. So when you engage in the work of Dawa, when you engage in the work of enjoining good and forbidding evil, you're trying to achieve those three goals. Okay, remind the people fulfill the obligation and remove yourself out of the area of blame. And the third one is to establish the evidence agency and say before we go to the break, you sit on the Day of Judgment, someone who can't this person who will not have the excuse and saying you know what? Nobody told me on the reverse side. What What if that person said, Nobody
told me you know, and I knew Malik, for example, he was Muslim, and he never gave me the message. Now Malik becomes blameworthy. For example, right. So So panel is very interesting. Yes. Where we go into the next segment, we're gonna continue Well, the next segment we're gonna talk about actually how you go about Okay, how do we do it actually how you do it, how we can take steps three steps, okay. Yeah, I mean, a lot of other people they mentioned five and six and seven and eight, but I'm going to sum them up in three steps. Okay, what if you see something doing wrong? What do you should do first, then two, then three. Okay, perfect, you guys. inshallah you guys went from the shake.
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Welcome back the view submission of goodness we're talking about how to enjoin the good and forbidden forbidden evil with Eemian crema boozy sake. You're talking about three steps to implement what you've been talking about. The viewers really want to know. I want to know what are these? What are these three steps that can help us implement, enjoying the good and forbidding the evil Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah Chateau La ilaha illallah wa sallahu wa sallim ala
Muhammad Abdul Rasul Allah, dear viewers, the first step must make sure you must make sure that the person is educated about the subject matter okay.
Why was even even
Medic before you label somebody to be a disbeliever
you must remove the misconception. Right? You must remove the You see, the oma has had
bottom rock they say we've hit rock bottom. It seems like the bottom. Yeah, yeah. Especially once it comes to the knowledge of Islam, knowledge of the religious zeal or knowledge of Islam. Now, I was amazed. At one time, I was in touch.
And I saw a brother from a distance wearing his Herman's walk. I've seen it myself. But this one told me something and I have no right to say that he is not telling the truth because by default, the last little Muslim, Barack Obama that he speaks the truth, right? I asked him actually, this is not the right thing to do. Because one lie, he or she, it's the first time I hear somebody telling me that smoking is harmful.
I mean, I don't allow for what I mean, I know shall be true. I have no right to say that he is not telling the truth. Yeah. And I could sense in his face. You see he's from the Middle East or the Middle East here. People were brought up into the sculpture. Yeah, you know, smoking like candy like bubblegum to everybody is doing it. He saw his parents doing it. He's doing it's like it's a cultural norm like Americans chew bubblegum right. Now for him. He was brought up in this culture.
But he has never been told that smoking is haram. So now I went and I said, Why are you doing this? Without asking him? The ruling regarding smoking? Do you know it's halal, right. Do you know it's haram? So apply this to any other thing, right? Listen, if you do not know the person and they you see them doing something wrong. Okay? Good. Another example. And may Allah have mercy on this brother because he died. I was an Imam. And I was leading the Salah,
a brother from Africa, you know, the brothers in Africa, West Africa in particular. And Sierra Leone is from here, I remember him, may Allah have mercy on his soul. So he died. So panela and, and I was praying, and the brother was behind me. And then I heard him saying the intention loud.
Right out loud, out loud with his, of course, we announced earlier right? The intention is not to be pronounced right with the tongue. The intention is the act of the heart. And Nia who as will cause an alarm, that you resolve in your heart to do something, right? It is no need for the tongue. So is standing behind me in the salon, and it's a no way to suddenly salata Lhasa and so forth. And I went, and I attacked him. I will never forgive myself.
I will never forgive myself. I will, what are you doing? This is a beta. I did that. And I think it was wrong to do this. You know what he told me? While I did not know, I did not know this is a beta. Yeah. A lot of us fall into that pitfall. Right? A lot of us do, which is very sad. Because we expect the Muslims we expect the people to be aware of this, but they are not. They never been taught. They never received the information. We had a deficit of information and informing Muslims about the religion. Those are two strong examples sake, we were deprived A lot of us from the knowledge of Islam, a lot of Muslims now as soon as you, you tell them about the truth, they go for
it, because they did not know. So you before you act like a judge. You act like a person who is about to punish people, and reward people for following you or disobey you make sure that they know about it, make sure that they know about it. So that's step number one.
Educate. Of course, this may not apply to somebody that you know who knows, right? And is somebody that you went to school with, listen, you were in the same class, you went to Islamic schools, already, we're sitting together, he knows it's wrong, that's different. You know, he knows that's different, but someone else that you do not know who knows? Then right away you have to educate them. So this is step number one. Step number two, like I always stress, take yourself out of the picture.
And this is what we call admonition now ever. Present the subject call Allah, Allah Rasool Allah, for Allah home. wakulla home fee unfussy him, how will indulekha speak to them in a form of admonition brother, Carlos hola Salim. If you do this, Yan is upon Allah very famous.
Always situation that I face all the time when I see a brother who is wearing gold.
I say Brother, do you know that the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam said that if you wear it in the dunya you're not going to be able to wear it in Jannah and this is haram
For the men of the followers of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and I.
That way That's right. And if you do this, Allah will reward you for following the messenger and Allah will bless you and so on. So you have to present it to them in a form of admonition, okay? Now whatever that you're trying to bring about their, you speak to your hearts, right? And their brains, their minds, even the mind sometimes is in the heart. This is another beside the point. But in general, you try to educate them in that fashion you bring about the evidence. You see a problem brothers and sisters in Islam Dear viewers, with the people who attempt to enjoin good and forbid evil, they end up bringing their own thoughts brings the analogy of the dunya when the Quran and
Sunnah is sufficient to suffice, the subject becomes a personal attack. Absolutely. When you speak like this, you you're enforcing your thoughts, right? You're in full, enforcing your your ideas on the person, right? You don't want to do this, right? No, you want to bring the Messenger of Allah, you want to bring Allah Subhana Allah in front of that person and I call Allah, Allah Rasool Allah, Allah Muslim, this is what they said. And you know what, there are consequences if you fulfill and submit the covenant between you and Allah Subhana Allah to Allah which is saying, I here and I obey, then Allah will reward you. If you refuse, then Allah Subhana Allah, Allah will punish you. So this
is step number two. Now I want to say before you jump to step number three, repeat, repeat step one and to repeat why a lot, a lot. Yeah, Malik Lu Holly's been calling his people 950 years. repeat over and over and over again, but repeated with different mediums, right? Instead of you speak and maybe, okay, find the CD, find the lecture, right? Have a famous person that the brother may like, right, or someone who can maybe communicate to his line have different approaches, different approaches, repeat with different approaches, repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat? What if?
What if he doesn't respond to you and then report them? The third step is to report to the report them to the authority because you've done what you could? Well, you use because forcing them is not going to work. But can you put them in a community, report them to the map? report them to the Father if they are children? Right, right and report them to the mother or the police guard? Well, if it's a different subject, well, it's a different subject. But yes, if the issue is related to farming to the people at large, absolutely. You could do that. But this is another issue that maybe we can shed more light on, but you want to report it to the people who are basically in charge
because then it becomes people might say a gossip if I know it is not who people might say this. No, I look at the whole sob rebutting thesis that in
what is backbiting the Prophet sallallahu Sallam based on the authentic hadith he asked his companions, what is backbiting at aduna malaba
they said the line is messenger know best. Then the Rasul sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, backbiting that you speak about your brother or sister in their absence, and you say something that they may dislike.
For sure, what you're going to say is something that they will dislike for sure.
Because you're going to report them report something bad that they are doing, but in certain cases, in certain situations, it is permissible.
And which one of those cases well, case number one is to left a brush.
lay your head to La Jolla hora de su immunol coly inland Mongolian Allah subhanaw taala does not like for you to bring about something bad when you speak about something bad unless you're trying to uplift oppressive oppression. Okay, case number one. case number one we know the Prophet sallallahu Sallam came a companion Hadith he
one of the people came complaining about his neighbor to him
Rasul the neighbor is complaining about his neighbor, right? Rasul sallallahu wasallam said, You know what, go and take your belongings out of the house, put it on the road, and if the people pass by you just let them know you did this because your neighbor is treating you bad. So here is the Prophet sallallahu Sallam directed him to do up to do this act, right? He's actually going to disclose his own pressure. I see your point. Yes. And he did this and at the end of the day that people started cursing them and he came to the profit loss element and said yeah, Rasul Allah, I will never go back to this. And he said, Go and take your neighbor back and apologize.
Bam. So that's case number one. case number two, if you're seeking fatwah
hadn't been taught that Alhaji Phil Herrick into the Prophet sallahu wa salam. And she said they are a surah Allah, my husband, Abu sufian is Ramadan. miseq is stingy, he does not give me money. Wouldn't you think that I was a fan who would not like this to be said about him? Of course, because this is this is what backbiting right? But he needs to say something about another person in that absence that they may dislike, but in this particular case, it is what it is permissible she has to because she wants to find out how she's going to take care of herself and her children right how she's going to spend on the family. Rasul sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to her take from his
wealth without his knowledge, what is sufficient for you and your children but will not. Don't overdo it? Right? only what is sufficient according to what is customary, right? So this is exception number two, and particular surgery but in visiting Motovun limine maarif. Somebody who is you're trying to let the people know about him. For example, you have a daughter, and somebody came to marry her. And that that person is in my community. You called me and he told me shave off. Matt is interested in marrying my daughter. What do you know about him? You think I should refrain from no of course no have to say well, if he drinks I'm gonna tell you brother. Stay away from him. He
drinks Yeah, okay. Even so it's backbiting but it's permissible in this case. Of course to actually do this module here on fisken someone who's openly disobeyed Allah subhanaw taala because it opened it normally you don't have a problem what Allah if he is Allah demon carry that you needing help there is somebody out there ideal example we had this little boy His name is Malala is in the masjid and, and Marilyn and PJ ma masala. And I taught the subject that the conditions or the cases in which it is exceptional, basically that you could report right? People without being guilty of backbiting. So the little boy went out of the street and you saw somebody messing out with the cars
he's a little boy rushing out with the cars of the people he came back and told the homeless there's someone out there so you could do that right? So there are cases you could report people to the people who are in charge so they can in order to change that evil. So that's step number three. Thank you so much Jake for this episode. I think it was very important now we want you clarified the three steps to you know, enjoying the good and forbidding the evil. Next episode we want to talk about consequences, right? Absolutely going to be a heavy episode I think inshallah, okay, and forward to Athens inshallah. Thank you so much. You guys are awesome. I know you're looking forward
to as well. So don't miss the next episode of nation of goodness. Until then I leave you in the care of a law. Assalamu aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
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