Channel: Karim Abuzaid
Lecture 9 _ Alliance of the Virtuous
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My dear respected brothers and sisters in Islam as salaam alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh I'm your host Kareem Abu Zaid and this is another edition of our virtual Sierra which we call no your messenger know your messenger.
Tonight we have lecture number nine lecture number nine
and like I normally do is I will have you
go through the breakdown of my car you know I I broke it down in a certain way and I'd like you to become fully aware of it inshallah. So with me later Allah I wanna today we have chapter number three
in the second
phase or stage of the life of the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam, we know that we divided the Sierra into
be Prophethood. And after, or during Prophethood, let's call it Prophethood
40 years and 23 years,
the 40 years before prophet hood, we broke it down into three.
And in each one of these three categories, we have three chapters.
His birth sallallahu, Alayhi, wasallam, and his childhood. We talked about three important things.
Then we're dealing now with his youth and the last chapter in his youth.
We spoke about the recognize him like they do recognize their children in reference to the people of the book.
based on the story of his journey to trade with his oncologist in the Sham baja era, and last we finished his marriage sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to Khadija wrote the alarm on her. And today inshallah, we're gonna talk about
social activism and, and this cannot social justice and the rule of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in this particular field. And this cannot come in a better time than the time which we have now in the United States, especially the
racism and the
injustices which we see in different
We still have the breed Prophethood you know the time before revelation, that's the next stage in sha Allah.
Then we we divided the his prophethood into Mackey and Madani. And in each segment, the 13 years and the 10 years, we also have three
areas to visit. And the way brothers and sisters in Islam I present the virtual CLR
no your messenger
in a way that,
you know, Sierra is was meant for us to look back into, first of all to know the messenger and and all of that, but
I'm trying to present issues which we are facing now, in light of this year.
Like if you remember the Prophet marriage from Khadija or the lavon last lecture,
we spoke about, you know, how people see marriages now and why marriages are falling apart and, and all of that and, and we spoke about the subject of chastity and how the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was able to by the help of Allah subhanaw taala to protect his chastity in a wicked community like a lot of us now are struggling with that.
Today, you will find out also that we'll bring up
issues that are relevant to our time and we addressing them in light of this year. And that's where we are the Sierra is a benefit to us because the Sierra Wi Fi of the prophets Allah Salam are not meant to be fairytales which we tell and stories which we tell when we go to sleep or we read when not to go to sleep No, they were meant to be
guidance for our time even inshallah we spoke about Khadija Viola one you know how she was a successful business women
and meanwhile modest and she never committed a morality to make her business successful. Actually, her honesty and trustworthy
dealings worthy landmark of her
business now we have this culture that business women have to give up their
chastity and have to flirt and have to dress in a certain way in order to be successful. Again, you know we're trying to bring in the Sierra in a way that so Pamela
fit to our type. First thing first let me welcome I don't know if I see people here but yeah, I still see people Mashallah our sister Amina Shani, we long time Haven't seen you Alhamdulillah your back. Good to have you sister Amina
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if there is something out there that you want me to bring up, go ahead and share a lot and I'll bring it up but your work is a significant month because it comes right after Ramadan and a person should maintain what we had in Ramadan in general and fasting this the six days of show why is the Hadith regarding the month of show one other than that, maybe you have something I don't know just share it with us inshallah.
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Okay brother is my email is telling you it is updated and will post again inshallah be in later Okay. She if you said Shawwal is not a month of Hajj. I confirmed with another shave, and he said shall well. Luca doodle hedger are the will know one month of Hajj.
Will you see I think what I said brother Hassan. Shadwell
is not one of the sacred month,
the four sacred month
but the no one month of height. Yeah, I never negated that. But I said lay seminary assured home is not one of the four sacred month. We know that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam in an authentic hadith which is really a verse in Surah Toba he said there are 12 months
out of the 12 months there are four secret little tada
zonal hedger. He says Okada is gonna start next month, little hedger, shahara, la Hill Muharram. Those are three and Raja Raja comes between Jamaica and shabang. That's what we said. But
the fact that the people used to travel
during the old days when they did not have aeroplanes, and, and they did not have, you know, they used to travel on camels, and some of them used to travel walking, walking to Hajj. Yes, they used to begin traveling after Ramadan. But when we talk about the virtue of chawan, we cannot associate them to be like a sacred month, you understand? That's what I'm saying. You need to separate and you asking all the time to talk about it, then you brought up
the fact that had that left me with the impression that you may assume that shall well to be one of the sacred month.
But yes, the explanation of the verse in Surah Al Baqarah Alhamdulillah Sharon Malou Matt Hajj is to be performed in the no one month? Yes, the scholars of the year mentioned shall well is and will Canada and Asia. These are the last three months in the lunar calendar. Hopefully this is clear. Brother Hassan jazak Allahu ala
yochanan Babu qualicum Salama de la he, Sister europeen. Good to have you inshallah. Sorry, I have not been attending shadier areas we miss you shovel. How are you doing? Good to have you sharjeel
Abdul Rahman boonie Good to have you shaved off man, our local brother here. Brother Hassan, thank you for clarifying it. May Allah bless you brother Hassan May Allah bless you. It's nice inshallah. So are you ready inshallah, let's begin our talk is going to be short today, but very important subject. Very important subject inshallah.
So let me see here, let me bring it up. So we're talking about chapter nine.
The virtual seal, I know you're messenger.
And this is the part of the youth of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
Remember in the second stage, which is the youth,
we talked about, they recognize
Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam as they recognize their kids,
in reference to the people of the book,
When the prophets Allah seldom did that journey to
share him with his uncle.
When he went to one of the trading caravan when he was young, there was a monk called behera, who always used to stay in His sanctuary,
never socialized with anybody, but when he saw the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, from a distance, he actually came out. And he became very interested in the caravan where the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam is a member of which is his uncle's.
He even rebuilt food for them. And he kept asking about Rasul lasala Lawson.
And he confirmed that this is the messenger the Arabia is waiting for, and we are waiting for.
We use this as a ground to let you know that the Christian and the Jews have the news of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Then we spoke about Allah blessed her love in my heart, in the marriage of Khadija to hadiya. And, you know, we brought this up. Now we're gonna talk about social activist, the prophet SAW Selim was a social activist, social justice acts activism, even though he was not a prophet yet, even though he was young. He did not like the society where he is living because it's
idol worshipping society, culture, culture of injustice, he became actually active in that area, which we need brothers and sisters in Islam.
The introduction to this chapter, I always like to tie
the events from the Sierra which I'm about to talk about, with Hadeeth and was put on
you know, either or, I brought three ahaadeeth here for you and the three of them are
the authentic, the best people are those who are most useful to others.
Let us look at the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Sushil activism THROUGH THROUGH THROUGH two events. One event is called healthful fool.
The Alliance of the virtues that's the helful mateja been our multimedia Dean, and the scene of the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam we know that the Arabian the people who are about to get in a fighting over which tribe should place the black stone. I'm going to explain that I'm not going to cover this today I just want to cover healthful food today.
The three Hadith which I promised
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
said, the best of you are those who are beneficial to mankind
not to Muslims just to Muslims. Hi, Euro Nancy, and fat Oh, whom leanness the best of people are those who are most been beneficial to the people that you help people.
The other Hadith brothers and sisters in Islam, Hadith Abdullah nslm the story of our blindness Alam the first Jewish rabbi who accepted Islam and just to show you that this type of work is an ideal
component of our
imagine our blindness Adam of the Allahu anhu, the first Jewish rabbi to accept Islam. He said when the Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam migrated from Mecca to Medina. Everybody rushed to see him and when I came to see him,
he said other things but here's what I'm looking for. The first words I heard coming out of his mouth, listen to this. All Mankind
feed the hungry people.
At no time.
fslm split piece
was cereal or ham, uphold your kinship ties
was so low milele one nasrani M and Bray at night while people are asleep. That whole genotype is lm.
Imagine these three qualities
these three characters which are
are all in the area of what in the area of character
in the area of helping others
are the means to get to gender to begin with. Not only this when our blindness and I'm heard this he became a Muslim.
He said this is a good religion. This is a good religion.
This is the second Hadith brothers and sisters in Islam.
Today inshallah I want to cover healthful food,
the story of healthful food. What is helpful for
a trader from Yemen, sold some goods to American men called ilasik. Noah Illa sent me
the father of a blouse last night he said the brothers and sisters Islam is the father of a farmer of no loss of your loved one. And a lot of the scholars associated
the verses in Surah t are seen with him. There are other nations which associate other individuals, but when he came to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam with bones, consumed bones, old bones, and he smashed it like this and he said, because we know that the Arabs used to deny resurrection even though they believed in an Ally's lordship but one of the things that they denied that Allah can raise us again after would that so is telling the profits or losses and you want to tell me after will become bones like this, and he smashed the bones in this in his hand. Come on.
Allah has revealed the verses in Surah. Yaseen, what are berlina mesothelin one se helewka Allah you heal Ivana, we're here he called a meme. And he is setting a parable in reference to this man. But again, that applies to everybody brothers and sisters in Islam with an isolated action but in a way
did not pay
the man the price for his goods in order to secure justice for the trader. Imagine this man went around the mecca
asking the people to rescue me Help me I'm a minority I am this I am that I am this I am that and he actually did say some poem
Subhan Allah the people of Mecca held a meeting
at the house of a man by the name of Abdullah hypno Judah and and remember that name we're gonna need that name. This name was like Mother Teresa now.
This name was like Angelina
Jolie now the people who are very active in social justice worldwide.
Abdullayev Nigel, Diane was that type? Was that type?
Why I'm bringing this up because a lot of Muslims are skeptical. They come and say, Come on. You want to tell me Mother Teresa, in spite of this? Listen, I'm in no position to say who goes to Jana? And who goes to hell? The least I'm gonna do I'm gonna refrain from talking about this because I don't know. Maybe she died as a Muslim. I don't know. I have no
information on this. So I'm not going about anybody who dies on other than the heat on other than La ilaha illAllah you must believe in the depths of your heart that
imagine have to live Neruda and this man where this meeting was held in his house.
I Isha Salima Muslim, asked the Prophet about him.
Your rasulillah look at this Yara Sula, la messenger of Allah may have fallen in love who be Abdullah hypnagogia. Diane, what Allah will do with the livelihood
of livelihood Diane has a he used to feed the hygiene. Imagine he used to come to the people in hajj and say all your food is on me. Your lodging your accommodation is on me. Imagine this is how generous and we know brothers and sisters in Islam. There is one quality in an individual that people are willing to overlook
any deficiencies or deficiencies in their character when they have it, which is generosity.
overrides a lot of other deficiencies in your character. People will because people like those who give the it's knowing it.
It's It's It's so people will be willing to overlook some other shortcomings in you that she's asking about this. This is another situation I believe. Dan was the one who initiated that meeting. He's the one who who got the people in his house let's do something about this injustice is having in Mecca. That's all wrong. Oh, that's another situation right here. So he is asked about him may have a lot of Abdullah, what what will happen to him on the day of judgment?
Who I mean, Elena. Now I can tell, I can tell you that he's at Willow Hill, because what the prophet doesn't say that out of himself, he receives revelation. I have a text or on or authentic hadith to say, I can tell you Abu lahab is that a lot of hell? I can tell you about our lives in hell, he received the least amount of punishment in hell, because I have evidence. So so I'm not gonna I'm not gonna step in into judging people who died where they are because I don't know. But here it is. Even if you were the best
Sushil activist who helped so many people. And this person died on shared he's a dweller of Hill.
Without pointing I didn't point I didn't say that the point had I let it flop it's called unrestricted statement. At the Federal Motor mukluk attack film why and I don't know but here is Allah Allah Allah because Allah revealed to him what will happen to the lightning who died and he said, he's a dweller of hell, why he's at a lot of help. Let me know. Let me apollomon Robin Lee hoppy at El Medina. He did not say one day, oh, Allah forgive my sins on the Day of Judgment, meaning he does not believe in the Day of Judgment, meaning he does not believe in Islam. Oh, that's what it means. Yeah. For
sure. That's, that's the you know, so that subject brings that issue up because a lot of Muslims they become skeptical when they see a non Muslim now engaging in social justice, engaging in doing Martin Luther King, some people we have a famous singer in Egypt called omo consume. You know, people ask me, she's going, you know, she she, she really she has a voice that she sings and imagine people are I don't know, you know, if you're asking me, I don't know. But but a sin is a sin. You know, a sin is a sin brothers and sisters in Islam. And you have to believe in that you have to be firm on this. You have to. But again, there is another point that is associated with this. We
shouldn't treat someone who is engaged in social justice and helping people. They even help us the same way. Like someone who is against Islam and Muslims are against you. How would we get this
Abu lahab Abu Talib, both of them, will uncles of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, Abu lahab will be thrown in Hill, Abu Talib will receive the least amount of punishment in Hill, the bottom of his feet will be in Hill, after Masada may even know about Subhana Allah, his brain will boil
and he will see himself just to show you that the punishment is more psychological. And in the case of our poly biani.
He's gonna feel like he's receiving the hardest punishment in hell. But again, a lot treated them differently. A lot treated them differently. Likewise, we shouldn't treat them the same. But we should not compromise here is the thing. We should not compromise our beliefs, the tenants, the principles, the principles, because of what they do. You see in the hereafter it's between them and Allah, we should give them down. If you really like them. And you like what they doing? You should give them down. That's the first lesson imagine you bring in something like that from the Sierra into today's world. And that's the benefit of this era. Not fairy tales that that you tell the house
of Abdullahi Medina,
attended by several others, respected leaders of Mecca.
They entered into an agreement a pact
according to which,
in the event
of incidents like these injustices, collaborative or collective efforts would be
taken to ensure justice for those rights that had been violated. This is what is the meaning of health alpha.
What did the Prophet say about this? This treaty is known as healthful food.
Health is Alliance and football is the virtuous, which is often translated as helpful fool. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam was present on this occasion. At that time, he was almost 20 years old. There are some discrepancies there, but 2022 Allah knows best. After he was appointed as a prophet, he expressed his what he said, he expressed his contentment at having this joint Association, saying that the oath of healthful food was more pleasant to me than owning red hair, camels,
if I am to be summoned again, during this time, here is the evidence that which we use, I would accept it.
You should read that you should read that again. I want you to read it, take a minute and read it please. You should read it. I'm gonna be silent reading beautiful.
So basically, he's saying
that after I am being a prophet, if I am called by a non Muslim
in a similar pact agreement Alliance like this, I will say yes
let's bring this into come from Marina
Oh, let's bring this into our world.
First of all,
here are some contemporary issues or lessons.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is breathing his enemies
you know brothers and sisters, Islam something about us sometimes when you dislike somebody, you this you put them down completely.
So, how do you lm I mean a limiting effect. This is actually one of the sign of hypocrisy
where either half summer fragile
when you have disagreement or discord with somebody, you will abuse them.
You know, look after Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam those are the people who fought him. The Prophet made that statement after he became a prophet. Remember that?
And probably before further America will there was still in a massive gap between him and the people of Mecca.
Yet he is bringing up something that he liked about them
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Do not let your love to me to be Caliph Calif in the sense you breeze me and I you know it's very close to the love for me to maintain your neediness to me is very costly.
You know for me to have you like me is Coastie.
And when you dislike me you want to destroy me when I couldn't boo boo cat telephone. La Jani was that gateway, the middle way.
The middle way with exoplanet when somebody breezes you
and he says things which you don't have rest assured that one day he's gonna say bad things in you which you do not have.
But but a balanced person is much better. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam he is those are the people who fought him. Those are the people who expelled him. Those are the people who coasted him a lot yet, he's bringing a quality which he liked about them. And that only shows you the nobility of the character of Rasulullah sallallahu. And we should be like that.
We should be like that. Don't don't don't speak ill of non Muslims, especially if they have
Some good qualities be feared and just a new assessment.
non Muslim and I think I covered that. Well, I'm done with that peace non Muslim social activists who work hard for the welfare of humanity that Greenpoint, I covered it.
Now, I come to this particular point, is it permissible look at the white, is it permissible to work with non Muslims enjoying challenges to improve social justice? What is the criteria?
why some Muslims are totally against this type of joint activism.
And there is a balanced social justice specially social justice activist activism is one unique way of our like I mentioned the story of our blindness and the fact that he's a Jewish rabbi and look, the first words which came out of the mouth of Rasulullah they act because, listen, non Muslims like to see that
a Buddha referred to above your loved one.
A Buddha was also a companion of the prophet who never worshipped idols.
First of all, he used to live in a distant try distant land, far away from Mecca called refer the tribe is called VFR. That is why he is called Abu Dhabi real referring of your loved one.
But he never worshipped idols he always believed in monotheism and he used to worship Allah. Like they do have nominal demo file and the Prophet and the others. According to the Milla of Ibrahim and the middle of the wave Ibrahim and his son is married to him salat wa salam.
For he heard that there is a man in Mecca, according to him who claims to be a prophet.
So he sent his brother Oh, nice. He used to have a brother quote on his own. Is it the teeny bit of rajul?
Go and bring me the Yani report about this man. Imagine when I spend days we a week 10 days in Makkah. Imagine he came back to the prophets of Allah to his brother, reporting the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in one sentence. You know what he said? Are you Torah, Julian? Yeah. Morrow be makaira mill of love.
I saw a man who is enjoining good character.
He's telling people to have. So that's an attraction because listen, regardless of how much you pray, regardless of how much you fast if this does not deflect in your character, if this does not show in your character, forget about our people care less whether you're you and I'm not belittling actually, for you to have a character you must charge your Eman with with with rituals. I think the point is clear.
Show let's address the issue of social activism brothers and sisters in Islam.
Simply we have these brothers who are in the field of power. They are leaders in our communities. And sometimes we see them standing hand in hand with people who promote a morality
condone all morality.
Actually, they are identified with their immorality according to Islam.
I'm gonna have to leave some to your intelligence here to
know what I'm talking about.
And I don't like to name or just keep it this way so we can give more than ever inshallah.
Listen, I know that it's a reference of an individual we live in America and I cannot force people to stop or force people to adopt my preference over their preference. It's their call. We live in a liberal society in the liberal community and and you know, everybody is free and the low britax.
But these brothers when they stand hand in hand next to the people who are identified with immorality,
with the execuse of social activism, social justice activism, is that accepted?
Listen, these groups, somehow somewhat, they are facing what we're facing phobia.
dot dot dot dot dot space phobia, you can add a lot of phobia there. A lot of names there. Right?
I think that's the argument. That's the question that we have. Let me present what I have and we'll go there, we'll go from there in Sharla.
The need for a new healthful food and today's world, there are numerous problems,
which necessitate such joint cooperation
and united action by people of different faiths, ideologies, such as poverty, racial and religious discrimination, the nuclear nuclear race, the
rampant morality, the crisis in the institution of the family, terrorism and so on. Now, to solve these issues, we need joint work. These problems are not specific to just one community or nation Rather, they have become a global phenomenon.
They simply cannot be effectively solved without the joint efforts of all communities and nations.
In the absence of such unity, humanity's race towards destruction cannot be stopped cannot be halted.
Muslims often find themselves a minority in a breed dominant non Muslim community,
helpful football and profit response to it can form the basis for joint efforts by people
irrespective of religion,
to work together for the preservation protection and the promotion of human values. The sort of unity can be achieved at different levels individual,
family, community, national, regional, international imagine all of this. Again, that's where we're taking our time now. That's where you benefit from this year. I think you're getting my point.
Here it is.
In an atmosphere of increasing tolerance and respect, we can now maintain our faith and the culture of our faith at the same time, work with people of other faith for common purposes. That is true. Of course, there are some exceptions. There are some exceptions. What is the position of people regarding this issue? I think you got the issue, we have two extremes.
People who say no
some people who simply cannot tolerate the idea of Muslims or non Muslim joining hands, they normally justify their position under these two arguments.
When you stand next to them,
are there with them, you give them unspoken, unspoken
approval of who they are.
And spoken approval of their beliefs and immorality is the cost of this joint collaboration.
The famous concept of multilateral cafeteria you already know Manohla Tata, why do we want to welcome
the concept of more or less you become an ally to a non Muslim? Those are the two arguments of that extreme. How can we respond to that?
Remember, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said what if it comes back and I'm called to it after he is a prophet? I will join
so that that is an extreme Yes, there are arguments has some legitimacy, some credential But
wait, it's not black and white here. There are matters brothers and sisters in Islam. They are not black and white.
They are not. You have to look into them like election like protesting like all these things are not black and white. There is no like No Yes.
Of course it makes it easy
for you and me to be black and white. Allah subhanho wa Taala left it for us to decide and for you to decide. You must have a lot of
But here is here's what you have to read.
Whether removing a harm or obtaining a benefit our primary intention as Muslims is Allah His pleasure. Today in America we live with non Muslims, while fulfilling all the rights due to them as neighbors. We work and engage in business with them, while refraining from impermissible jobs and business transactions as dictated by our religion, we share infrastructure, drinking water, permissible food, Islam allows all of this and here it is the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam saying if I am to be called
to a similar agreement, I will join it readily. So, why not?
So, why not so basically the we did an answer but we said to those who said completely no to this, I'm sorry. revisit that again.
By there is another extreme
another extreme now all was the truth brothers and sisters lab always remember this The truth is between two extremes, two ends the truth is always in the mill worker dedica anakim automaton was appalled by the other extreme is, they do it without any reservations. So, they stand next to the people who openly this obey Allah and promote an advocate for morality. Under the call of joy and collaboration, I tell you, I'm sorry. No, look at this. Save yourself first.
Don't make yourself a bridge for people to be saved and you fall into hell.
Once it comes to salvation, Islam teaches us to be selfish.
If I am there, to help you become a Muslim, and this is gonna cost me my Islam. No, you go, I want to stay as a Muslim.
Our main priority as Muslims is to be able to believe worship and live our lives in a way that is pleasing to Allah subhanho wa Taala. The Quran states or other clearly warmer hurlock to dinner well into 11 Ilya boon, I only created human and Jen to worship me. Now, we cannot compromise this principle in any form or shape to alleviate other people's suffering, standing in alliance with people who promote a morality, evil sin in itself a harm because indirectly you're condoning their campaigns, especially if we are talking about the self claimed leaders of the Muslim communities because we don't have you know, people come up and based on your fans on your Facebook group, based
on how many conferences you're invited to, and you're a leader, you're a self claimed nobody really made you a leader, but
you know, Min kumala
because the masses don't have the knowledge, don't have the necessary knowledge to you know, they promoted you.
So basically, those are the two extremes brothers and sisters in Islam.
Where is the truth?
Let's say it loud and clear.
The contention lies when due to our small numbers, weakness and our deficiencies. Muslim Americans often find themselves in need of collaborating with other groups who may hold ideas anti who may hold ideas, anti ethical to Islamic morality. groups may exist primarily to father another belief or lifestyle considered sinful by Islamic standards. Can we collaborate with them? The answer is n o, n capital O capital, we should first help them look at this now, we should first help them them before working with them to help others.
And we do it nicely. We do it nicely. We do it in a in a downward fashion and allow you see the the alliance of the virtuous helpful tool they both met to execute but there were no deficiencies in the qualifications of both groups to combat the common challenge the common problems.
The answer is no. We should first help them come out of sin by giving them that why in a nice way, showing them the way out of it
out if they're immoral life
style, then work with them on joint issues. I think that's the answer. Brothers and sisters, let's tie this into the text. We're about to be done here.
So Panama this area falls in a very famous legal Maxim.
Here legal Maxim here this the old mF said it Look at this pinkish gonna be writing. The old mF said that T mocha the moon eyelash gel bill masala hottie, what does it mean?
That prevention of potential harm precedes the attainment of benefits. So you have a situation, if I join hands with them, I will bring a benefit will combat something that basically people are going to look at us in more numbers. We're not just Muslims, but we're Muslims and those people. That's imagine this is the benefit here. But where is them upset? Me as a Muslim leader standing next to them, I'm condoning they're immoral.
That's a harm potential harm. So I'm sending a message to the lay men Muslim, that it this immoral
behavior, which is anti ethical in Islam is accepted. You're getting that? I think you're getting the point. You're smart. I know you're smart guys, Mashallah.
This particular Maxim is comes from the Hadith, Mama tocumen. Che In fact, a man who must have thought to monitor Monsanto, if I forbid you to do something, then keep away from it completely. And if I order you to do something, then do as much from it. That's the basis for this legal Maxim brothers and sisters in Islam. So what is the middle ground here and that's the last slide, what is the middle ground? First of all, like I said, there is no black and white,
there is no collective.
must make that call, on an individual level, on a family level, in a community level, on a national level, on an international level, here are these three steps.
Whenever collaboration with another group is suggested by potential harm of sadder, and benefit
is assessed. The process of assessing the harm and the benefit through principles found in the Quran and the Sunnah. And if you cannot use these benefits,
then look for a score. The individual should decide accordingly, if he or she, they are unable to make this assessment, then they must, they must ask those who have knowledge as llmd if you cannot make that assessment, then you need to call somebody
because Islam calls for that first aaloo let victory in kuntum Lera, Allah moon ask those who have knowledge, if you don't know.
Here's the thing.
In case a fishy they
decided to move on with discoloration. And later they found out their decision was not sell a public statement is to be made to correct the public harm if there was any, the anchor. So basically brothers and sisters in Islam, in a way your cooperation or the joint venture that you had with these groups
were made public then you should come out and said I made a mistake and you come out of this you will draw from them. Listen, Allah is the one who's going to fix the people. But don't compromise and an imagined brothers and sisters in Islam. This is coming from the seal of the prophets Allah Allah Allah he were early he was
the second scene in sha Allah, which I will share with you next Tuesday is the community the non Muslim community was about to fight.
They rebuild the Kaaba the raise the foundation of the Kaaba, and they wanted to please the black stone in the profit game and solve this and we're gonna This is another side of social activism of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam inshallah, I'm done today. I enjoyed it. JACK ma Farah. I don't know if you have questions I will stay for another maybe five minutes. inshallah, if you have questions, let me see if I have questions here.
But give us a call. inshallah.
Okay, if you have
Jenny Janine is saying, I have this ability disorder. May Allah give you a quick recovery. Okay Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
Smile, how are you doing? There is a lot of work people are asking you to do well.
May Allah help your smile.
That's another thing. That's another I kind of focused in one direction. But that's another thing. Also, if you're gonna go, let's address that issue it, I'm glad you brought it up. If you go to these interfaith groups, just to condone the beliefs of those people, don't do it.
Do not do it. Because you are telling them that you are right. But if you go there, and you tell them in a nice, kind way,
that they are wrong. And that's where the,
the language of Dawa the language of, you know, how can you tell somebody that you're wrong in a nice way, because you have to use a kind nice language, because you're dining with them, you're, but you go and do rituals, like the rituals, you participate in there. No, never never done that. Again, this is another situation once it comes to these functions, and that's the danger, the danger of these
You go and condone, and they condone, you know, actually, if they are straightforward, I'm telling you interfaith groups, they should be out there debating the issues, they should be talking about it. You believe that your path to salvation is this I believe my path to salvation to this? Let's discuss this in a grown up manner. But
these interfaith groups now are these functions is my they go to make one or another happy they, you're good, you're good. Let's have a party. Let's enjoy. And that's No, absolutely not, you know, I can go there and condone or have unspoken approval of the way I cannot do it. I cannot do it.
Otherwise there is defeats the purpose just like Hello, hello and a smile botica Luffy smiley I know that we you started Twitter and Instagram. So you're asking the people also to promote that right.
All right. All right.
Jessica Lafayette, how can I be Sophia is asking how can I be of benefit to mankind? feed the hungry, spread peace. uphold your kinship ties, help your neighbors?
This is how you do it. May Allah subhanaw taala protect you. Sister Janine, salaam Alisha Kareem This is Samuel Ibrahim from Atlanta, Georgia. Please make dua for my mom she is sick. May Allah give her a quick recovery or Ballymena llama Vanessa and he will best hvm the chef de leche Lucia Illa. Shiva oke Shiva la y de la cama yorubaland I mean, our sister para la casilla Morocco Morocco of man waalaikumsalam Karima was it will do you interfaith okay Karim opposite that's me I guess Karima was it I think that is my Yeah, we answered that. I'm glad you brought this up is my email because I was like, taking into one direction
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I talked about that in different videos. Yes.
Okay, brother Hassan Ali. Yes, there is a hadith yes that says the 10 days is of of the ledger of the ledger. Yes, yes.
inshallah, we will talk about this when time comes brother Hassan insha Allah we still have the annual hedger inshallah, what is your Twitter bill pieces asking? Maybe you can give her the Twitter inshallah. Jaramillo. Head on brothers and sisters in Islam tomorrow. Surah Taha, don't forget tomorrow Surah Taha in sha Allah, you will enjoy understanding solar power hub inlet Allah that is chapter number 20 inshallah, until tomorrow, I love you all for the sake of Allah
And I leave you in the key of Allah Subhana Allah Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
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