Channel: Khalid Yasin
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Brothers my discussion with you today
is a informal
And the advice which I'm offering to you, is offered to you on the basis of the well known Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam where he said Edina naziha that the Religion is advice and conformance.
And when he was asked by his companions, advice and conformance to whom
wa sahbihi wa rasuluh. He was mean to him. That the advice and the conformance to Allah subhanho wa Taala to the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala to the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam
to the leaders of the Muslims and to the generality of the Muslim people.
So we know that in the lease, we have an obligation to each other, to advise each other on the basis of what Allah subhanaw taala has ordered us and to advise one another from the book of Allah subhana wa tada to advise one another towards the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam to advise one another,
to obey and to conform to the leadership of the Muslims and to advise one another in general as brothers.
And this advice which I'm offering to you, is consistent inshallah, to Allah.
I would like to, to title or to characterize my advice to you today
as the duties of brotherhood
and the duties of brotherhood. They are many, and I cannot expect in this setting to cover all the duties that we have towards each other as brothers.
But I would like to use as a basis for my advice to you some of the a hadith from the autobahn in a hadith of Imam nawawi
and I just like to say a little bit about this collection of Imam nawawi.
I advise all the Muslim Brothers especially the the emerging Muslims, those who are coming back to themselves those who are coming back to the deen those who are returning back to the Islamic consciousness, those who have children and those who themselves they at least want to begin their journey and knowledge upon something which is sound. I advise all the brothers to share it with their wives.
In the children and themselves to at least minimally read from the alibi in a hadith as a basis to familiarize yourself with the body of a Hadith,
read from them, become familiar with them and inevitably try to memorize them.
Why? Because this particular collection
has been compiled by mmm NaVi,
in a specific way to breed, and to cover
a number of subjects using only 40, a hadith
he has selected,
some of the pearls of the sayings of the prophet SAW A lot of us to them to cover, as it were an ocean of knowledge was very difficult to do,
to cover an ocean of knowledge with just a small amount of just a small book like this. And in fact, many of the scholars said that a value of volumes can be written just on each Hadees themselves. Just each one of these headings, a value can be written and has been.
So I would like to use four different
headings from the prophets, a lot of them from this collection, as a basis for my advice to you and my advice to myself,
in my estimation, and moving around the Muslim world, and in examining the Muslim body, and my being a part of the body, I think that one of the most serious deficiencies that we have is how we deal with each other.
And in every lecture, every lecture I do all over the world, there's always groups of brothers who want to talk about
about Islamic State, about the coup far, about what should we do about the enemies of Allah, whether we should go for jihad, all of these are legitimate questions, and no one should trivialize them.
We should not treat these brothers, as if they are foolish as if they are
agents provocateur, or something like that. No, we should treat them with seriousness.
Because the questions are coming from a serious concern. But the problem always for me is
how two brothers want to establish something as great as Islamic State something as ambitious, and how they want to elect or appoint and look for somebody to be the leader of the Muslims, when they themselves, they're not practicing the duties of brotherhood.
They're not behaving as Muslims, we are not behaving as Muslims. We are not doing the simple duties inside of our families, as fathers as brothers.
as neighbors, we're not doing the simple things. So if we're not doing the simple things, how do we expect to accomplish the bigger things? If someone is not able to understand
simple mathematics? Like 9981? How are they going to do logarithms? How are they going to do geography? I mean, how are they going to do geometry? How are they going to do calculus? how they're going to construct a building that calls for them to do sophisticated mathematics.
But they don't know nine times nine is 81.
They know don't know how to divide one finger into another.
We would advise them that what they want to do is ambitious and good.
But we should return back to the simple issue and cover recovers, do those simple issues and then build ourselves from that simple issue until we get to the more difficult ones.
And so in this setting, I want to share with the brothers and also just advise myself again to keep this in mind brothers, I'm a new Muslim. I'm an older Muslim.
I've been Muslim for 1965 we say now 37 years
trying to be a good Muslim trying to be a decent Muslim trying to maintain my Islamic consciousness but still a new Muslim because my father, mother, sisters, brothers, uncles, aunts, relatives, and other family members that are not Muslims. So I'm the first generation Muslim among my family. Going to the category of Muslim Majid,
we Muslims who fall into that category, that's who we are.
So certainly, I don't have the ability to go deeply into this issue. But as it has affected me as it has as I have seen,
Among the Muslims and as I see it here, and as I have been advised, I will do my best to try to deal with the subject and I'll try to deal with it in a way that even these young boys here who are nine years old, eight years old, they should be able to appreciate it and understand it inshallah.
I like to start first with
and this is a fairly long Hadees
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on the authority of Abu railroader long run,
that the Prophet sallallahu wasallam said
whoever removes a worldly grief from a believer, Allah subhanho wa Taala
will remove from him or her one of the griefs of the Day of Judgment.
And whomsoever alleviates the condition of a needy person.
Allah subhanho wa Taala will alleviate his condition and his needs in this world.
And the next
whosoever shields a Muslim, Allah subhanho wa Taala will shield him in this world and the next.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala will aid a servant of his so long as the servant aids his brother.
And whomsoever follows a path to seek knowledge there in Allah subhanho wa Taala will make easy for him a path towards paradise. And know people gather together in one of the houses of Allah subhanho wa Taala reciting the book of Allah and studying it among themselves without tranquility, descending on them, and mercy enveloping them, the angels surrounding them, and Allah subhanho wa Taala, making mention of them among those who are with him.
Whosoever is slowed down by his actions will not be hastened forward because of his lineage.
It was related by Muslim, Imam Muslim and these words.
We see here among the duties of brotherhood, the prophets, a lot of them mentions whoever removes the worldly grief from a believer.
So one of the conditions that we have towards each other is to look for
anything which is uncomfortable.
We should ask our brother when we meet him, look in his face, study him and ask him Kev holography. How do you feel?
How's your condition? How's your family? How's your health? Are you working? Do you need anything? But sincerity? Suppose every time we met a Muslim, he asked us five or six questions like that. Give holography How are you? How's your family? How's your health?
How's your home? You need anything? Actually? You okay, brother? hamdulillah. If you need anything, let me know. The brother who asked you that every time you meet him, what do you think about him?
If there's something that you need,
something happens in the course of a day and you don't know who to call or who to ask.
If you meet that Brother, you will say you will say to him, and he, I don't want to ask anything I don't like to, but actually, inshallah This is my situation. But why because you don't feel the shame to him, because every time you meet him, he's asking you if he, if you need something, don't ask anybody call me.
This is one of the duties that we have towards each other to look in the face of each other. Because the prophets, a lot of them said, a believer is what to his brother.
He's the mirror.
When you look in the face of your brother, you know his situation, because you know your own situation.
And we should come to know each other well enough, that our brother doesn't have to ask us for what he needs we already know.
We can tell by His disposition, we can tell by his demeanor, we can tell by his voice. We know because his wife may be mentioned to my wife. We know because her children play with my children. We know his situation. And so we don't embarrass him, and we don't wait for him to have to ask us, we offer the need for our brother. This is one of the duties that we have to console
The Messenger of Allah, Allah, Allah also mentioned, whoever alleviates the condition of a needy person, Allah will alleviate his condition in this world and the next
to remain to remove a Muslim brother or sister from a calamity, a situation they are in. Whether it's debt,
something physical, something psychological, a stress, they are under a pressure they're under, to come to their rescue. And to do so in a way that no one knows their situation.
And that you came to help them except you, and that you keep this a secret.
This is one of the duties of brotherhood.
The prophets of last name said,
Whosoever shields the Muslim sutra, sutra, he said, One sutra Muslim men
to protect the Muslim what is to protect the Muslim, it means to protect him from any shame.
Not to allow anyone to see the fault or the shame of your brother.
So if a Muslim he does something which he himself is ashamed of
what I should do cover that for my brother, and maybe I come up to him and say, actually,
you know, I care a lot is the best. No, we are brothers, and shall I just want to mention something to you. And I can you should try to take care of this issue.
And maybe you are the only one who knows. You're the only one who saw it.
But you don't reveal it to other people. But you come to your brother and you speak to him about that. And then after that you hold this secret.
And if there's anybody to speak to about it, you speak to him about it. Or someone comes to you and mentions to you something about the brother?
And you say Actually, I don't know that about him. Even though it may be you know it.
You say Actually, I don't know that about the brother. I only know good about the brother. But in shallaki, I think maybe, maybe you and I we should go to the brother and speak to the brother. So what you're doing in that case,
you're forcing this person who came to you that information to confront that brother himself in your presence. So it doesn't go further.
First thing you did is you try to suppress that issue. Say No, I don't, I don't know that about the brother. So you are putting the best construction on it. You are protecting the brothers honor. you're protecting your brother's reputation. And the second thing you are sealing the situation before it goes to somebody else. You say after a while we don't go and speak to the brother ourselves together.
The other thing is
to shield the Muslim brother also is
to protect them from some harm. If you know that there is some harm may come to that brother.
You can protect them in different ways you can warn him
or if he doesn't know about it, and you don't have the chance to warn him. You can simply protect him by vouching for him.
Suppose someone came to you and you're the only witness
of action that a brother he did.
And you asked, Did you see that? Do you know that? Weren't you a witness to that action?
You can say in that case?
Actually, I don't.
I'm not sure what I saw.
Okay, I don't want to be a witness to anything because I'm not certain about that inshallah, May Allah help the brother. Maybe you're the only witness that can come forward to to indict that situation. You have the right
out of protection for that brother.
And Allah knows best to SM difference of opinion about this. How serious
issue is in what many people involves, and what kind of transgression that it may have been.
The issue is to protect the honor of the Muslim protect the reputation of the brother, protect the person of the brother.
The prophets have lost them said Allah will shield him in this world the next who shields and protects his brother. So we know that protection
and shielding the faults of a Muslim and any harm coming to a Muslim is one of the duties of brotherhood.
He said Somalia was alone.
Allah will as a servant of his Allah subhanho wa Taala will help a servant as long as the servant does what
he helps his brother
helping a Muslim brother it means
even if you adium a system and something very simple, the brother he's carrying some bags, and you aid him with those bags. You just can't help to carry him. You do anything small to assist your Muslim brother. This itself is a big thing in the sight of Allah subhanho wa Taala eating our brother, if we find our brother is under a situation, I'm not able to relieve him as maybe he asked me.
I said to him Aki, okay, inshallah, I will do my best lucky to see if I can find help for you.
So I may have better connections than that brother he has. I may go to 10 Muslims and say actually, listen, there's a brother, one of our brothers, he is in need of such and such situation. And I've taken it upon myself to try to assist that brother as he as he can each one of you brothers inshallah, give to me 10 pounds for that brother. If you trust me and Charlotte, can you give me 10 pounds of that brother? They say who is the brother actually, please, I don't want to embarrass that brother inshallah, that he has a need, can each one of you on the basis of my relationship with you, can you give me 10 pounds, can you give me $10 $20. And so I can give it to that brother, this is a
very big thing. Because maybe that brother, he doesn't have those connections, maybe he doesn't have the reputation, maybe he doesn't have the relationship, he will never get this help. So who we will go to help for
he will go to the Salvation Army,
he will go to the church,
he will go to the welfare, shame on us brothers, assuming that we force our brother or sister to go to the welfare, to go to the Salvation Army, to go to the church to get the assistance that he should or she should get
from the Muslims.
Then the Prophet sallallahu, Assam he follows this issues of the sum of the duties. So Panama in the same Hadith, he speaks about,
whosoever follows the path, whoever takes the path, seeking knowledge there, and as we are doing today, Mashallah. Whoever takes the path seeking knowledge there, and that is he has the Nia for it,
he makes his determination to come to the masjid, or to come to someplace to perform the Salah. And he knows or she knows that after the Salah or before, there will be some while there will be some discussion.
And they want to listen to it
forward until intent to increase the knowledge.
And even if they cannot maybe understand maybe the nature of the lecture will be too sophisticated for them. Just they want to sit in that circle.
And be with people who are pursuing knowledge, be with the students of knowledge, to sit as they are sitting, to sit next to them
to be in the accompany just to feel after one leaves, that I was in this kind of company of people
and understood some words,
the companions of the Prophet so a lot of them was like that.
They came from many places and they sat for long times to hear from the profits a lot of them to see him.
And after the messenger of a loss, a loss and people came just to sit with companions of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam.
And after that people came just to because they knew someone was a tablet, they came and said someone was stabbing.
Someone was known to be a scholar, someone was a student of a knot of knowledge, who sat with some scholars, someone was a student of a student, and people travelled long distances. And we find in the Muslim world, that where knowledge is rare, where knowledge is scant, where knowledge is not available, where books are not available. Maybe in a village. There are very few books and maybe only one student of knowledge. You see the people in that village. They have more appreciation for the knowledge than the people who have many, many books in their houses.
So the prophets have lost them said Whoever follows a path to seek knowledge they're in through doing so.
Allah subhanho wa Taala will make easy for them the path towards paradise upon Allah. One of the ways that Allah subhana wa Taala makes easy for the person who seeks knowledge is because with knowledge
they have knowledge of the halal and haram isn't it?
When you have knowledge you have knowledge of the halal and haram. When a person is ignorant, he doesn't know the halal he don't know the Haram so often what is he doing? He's mixing halal and haram. So he's doing what he is causing problems for himself and his family even on the road towards paradise. He is cluttering the road towards paradise because of ignorance. But when a person has knowledge, he can ask a question and sometimes through a question, he can relieve himself or herself from cluttering the road toward paradise. cluttering the road towards Paradise is the causing of sins, mistakes, violations.
ignorance. So by seeking knowledge, Allah subhanaw taala will make it easy for us to road towards paradise, and listen to what the prophet sallallahu wasallam said, no people gathered together
in one of the houses of Allah subhanho wa Taala this could be a Masjid or this could be a masala this could be one of our houses, but we are gathering for what reason we are gathering to listen to the Quran or we're gathering to listen to the words of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam.
reciting the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala and studying it among themselves without sakeena especial tranquility, Allah subhanho wa Taala reserves for those who he loves Sakina coming on them a feeling Sakina relieving them of stress, giving them a feeling of safety, uplifting them, inspiring them, enveloping them, making them feel love amongst each other. And one can know the feeling of sitting in a circle of knowledgeable people of pious people feeling the Quran hearing the Quran explained him in the life of the Prophet so awesome explained. And when you leave from such a setting, how you feel, you feel gifted, you feel light, you feel high, you feel inspired, and only
maybe you said for 10 minutes, half an hour, because this is the Sakina Allah subhanho wa Taala he sends down on this kind of route.
He said also, not only does he sin Sakina down on them,
but that mercy the Rama of Allah subhanaw taala envelops them.
And the melodica, whom Allah subhanaw taala appoints to look for these kinds of gatherings. Those melodica they find those gatherings and they sit among them and surround them.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala will make mention of them in a gathering where they are more melodica
and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi salam says whoever is slowed down by his actions
will not move forward because of their lineage. So Someone may say, My father is a Muslim, my grandfather is a Muslim, and I have 1020 generations of Muslims. But you're acting as a Kaffir. And you're living as a Kaffir. And you're eating from the Haram and you're wearing from the Haram and you act, your behavior is affected. So what does it matter? What does it matter whom your mother and your father was and where you were born, that you're out about that you are Asian or whomsoever you are your family? What does it matter? Let me give you an example.
I met a brother
in Saudi Arabia. His father was the Imam of the masjid
young brother, and every time I met him, he's asking me about America.
He can What about American how's the life in America brothers to panel likey Can you help me to get to American shala My father is going to let me come to America inshallah, tell me about what can I do and what so and so. And I noticed that his concern wasn't that
he was already in love with America.
It was as if he was talking about a woman he wants to marry.
And before I left, his father said to me, my son is coming to America to to register in some school or to visit some people inshallah, Khalid shefali, please, when he comes, please take care of him.
I told him shall I shall do that.
SubhanAllah when the brother was put on the plane, and his father gave me the plane number I went to the airport to medium. When I got to the airport, he was not there.
He was not there. He was on the plane, but somebody else came and meet met him before I did some other stuff with the brothers.
Some other Saudi brothers who was already in America
Who would like him was already in love with America and who had already been penetrated, already been
polluted and have already been affected? They met him.
The next time I got that brother got in touch with me. So panel law, the brother was in a hotel,
lost his money.
Then his hand a lot. You cannot imagine what happened to him.
Only two hours after he got off the plane, his friends met him took him to a hotel room with a some naked woman dancing in this next one. So they put something in his drink the woman or whatever, and drugged him. And he did all kinds of Acts, some which he remembered, he did some he didn't.
After that, his friends, they laughed because
because he cried after what happened, he cried.
They laughed at him and they left him.
And Mashallah, when that brother when I found him and went to the place where he was
the brother he was so ashamed. And he was so destroyed. He didn't know what to do.
The only thing he asked me is Please don't tell my father.
I said, Brother, Look, my advice for you. Get back on the plane. Go back to Saudi Arabia,
make Toba to Allah subhana wa Taala he and now think about this experience, this experience. You saw America. Now you met America. Go back actually
make Toba to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And now think about what you want to do with your life. Actually, your father is the Imam of the masjid one very respected man.
You are his son and you were raised in the masjid Natalie, this brother, he is holding half of the Quran
by memory. But what does his lineage do for him?
who his father was what did it do for him?
If we're slowed down by our actions by our behavior will not be moved forward because of our lineage. And some people they think that they are protected in some kind of way simply because who their fathers are,
who their family is, where they came from. This is not the case.
So in conclusion on this Hadith, one, the duties of brotherhood to console, to protect, to relieve to shield to assist and to support to avoid envy and exploitation to avoid
and along with our brother to advise one another to seek knowledge.
Whenever there's some gathering for knowledge, call up a brother call up two or three brothers, some malignity inshallah, the chef is going to be given some class after fudger every morning.
One of the things I suggest to the brothers is every brother do his own database, take the names of 20 or 30, or 40 different brothers, check the names, collect them over a period of time and do a search
at the time of fudger.
All the brothers have cell phones, mobile phones, right? All the brothers have home phones. So at the time of 5g, you bear the cost of calling 10 brothers. Every morning Colton brothers, don't wait for him to answer the phone. Tell them shala
you'll get the federal court the federal call is one two or three rings. That's it.
One, two or three rings every rain three times hang up the brother He knows this was the fudger call.
Maybe this fragile call will cause that brother to know that some brothers are concerned about Him and He will come to the masjid Mashallah, after some time he doesn't need to get the phone call He will make the phone call.
We found that using this year, we did this in Brooklyn. We found that using this in a matter of 30 days we increase the federal prayer from 15 brothers to more than 40 brothers
because just to help some time my brother he needs to get that call in the morning
the alarm clock he ignored it or he didn't set it or he went to sleep without the intention firm intention in his heart or he's not accustomed to making the fight getting up for fudger prayer. Whatever the situation is sometimes we need to help so the brothers in sha Allah tala we can say inshallah you should come to the fight your prayer because afterwards Aki, this also does so if the brother comes to the budget praying this also does what would he benefit to things. You get the 27 rewards for praying then Gemma
you'll get the benefit of playing the fudger prayer with the prophets last
I mentioned in a good Hadith about, you know when one of you goes to sleep, how shaytan he ties three nights behind the isn't it? Hmm. And he blows on those nights all night telling you sleep the night is very long, relax subpanel
and so the prophecy allows them said when one of you wakes up and says panela
one night is removed.
And when you go to perform,
put the water on yourself, another knot is removed.
And when you pray the prayer,
the third night is removed and shikhandi has no power of you that day. And a good smell comes from your body.
And for those people who sleep
shaytan urinates in their ear.
And when they wake up, they are disoriented.
shaitaan has power over them that day and they have a bad smell from their body.
So Subhan Allah will get the reward if that brother he gets up he comes to the federal prayer we'll get we'll share that reward. Second thing, what knowledge he benefits from that helps and changes or affects his heart. We will also share in this benefit also
another Hadith on brotherhood of the Prophet from the prophets, a lot of them again on the authority of Abba hora de la and, you know brothers, Abba Varela read their loved one.
In the share, he can correct me.
I thought that Abu huraira are they alone because of so many ideas he had memorized and related.
I thought that he was with the message of a loss A lot of us to them. I assumed he was with the message of Allah so simple, very long time.
But in reading through the Sierra, and asking, I think the time he was with the prophet SAW symbols, how many two years or three years,
two or three years span Allah.
that more Hadees are attributed to Abu huraira than any other companions of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam
that he was only with the prophet SAW Sam for maybe two and a half years only Subhan Allah
because he came to the profits of us in one day. And he complained of his memory, that he was weak in his mind he could not hold in his mind. Anything the prophets often said and he had desired to do so.
The message of a loss a loss of them took from him a cloak, which he was wearing or the officers was wearing.
And the messenger of Alaska Lawson spread it on the ground and passed his hands over it and said some words give it back to him. And Abba Herrera said voila, he
after that day, I never forget any single word from the Prophet sallallahu wasallam.
This was a gift the prophet SAW some gave to him a gift that's very clear and manifest
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Here's a message of a loss of lost him sit on the authority of Abu huraira della one, do not envy one another.
Do not have hazard for one another.
Don't look to what the other brother has and desire what he has another Hadith also in the hadith of
a man estimation of losses or profits or loss and tell me what I can do that, that I can do that if I do it, Allah will love me. And the people will love me with the prophets. Awesome. Tell him
give up your desire. Give up your inclination towards what other people own and the people will love you.
And give up your attachment to the dunya or your preoccupation of it and Allah will love you
And you know, it is psychologically this is the case.
When you meet a rich person, a powerful person
if you comment to him about his nice house
or if he you know, your house is nice at his panela you know, you have a nice this case of Pamela your car is nice. Or he's a panda man, you got a nice wife, okay? Okay, you know, I've been lucky you, your children, actually, he doesn't want you around him.
He doesn't want you around him. Because he knows that you put the evil eye on him.
You already desire in what he has. And these kinds of people, they don't want you around him. But the people who are around rich people like that, who don't care anything about them, whatever they got, they don't care about their wealth. They don't care what other people think about them who they are. They treat them just like another guy. I tell them man go sit down and be quiet man.
I have experienced this year with movie stars.
People in the in the the media, big big shots, we call them. If you don't pay them any attention, you just treat them like another person.
They like you.
But if you chase after them and give them some feelings of what they have is valuable. They make you chase them even more.
Here the Messenger of Allah so awesome, give us a piece of wisdom.
Don't have envy for our brother don't have hazard.
If you look to your brother's child, he has a beautiful child.
You compliment him was the DA that when we see something when somebody compliments, something that you have was to do
was to do our job, Erica law, always say to Barack Allah, and remove and protect yourself from the evil eye.
Because envy happens innocently. It's a natural desire to see something that is nice that you like it and to want it and not to necessarily want to take it from the brother. But you want to have it since he has it. The profit loss team said, don't have hazard for your brother don't have envy.
Also, the profit is awesome, because envy leads to exploitation. It leads to jealousy, envy, jealousy, exploitation
must never last the last time said, Do not inflate prices on one another. That means don't exploit each other.
Don't take advantage of each other.
Don't take advantage of a situation where there's a drought. So there is no water.
So normally maybe the price of a liter of water, maybe it's a it's $1. But there's a drought, it happens and there's no water available. So now the man is is okay, it's five is five pounds is five and $5. Now, don't inflate prices on each other. And don't go next to your Muslim brother. He's selling something. And because you want to enter that market, you sit next to your Muslim brother and you undercut him.
Now you go into the marketplace and you see what the basic prices are in the market. And you enter the market with respect and with dignity. You don't undercut the people. But you put your goods out and you see what the prices are and you fix your prices similar to the prices in the marketplace. And there's some rule in Islam about this year. And you have the faith. You have the faith in the again inside of yourself that whatever Allah wants to bring to you. The customers will come to you.
You don't have to undercut
and the prophets Lawson even mentioned this about the marriage. It's haram for Muslim brother
to seek the hand of a woman in marriage. When he knows that his Muslim brother he makes the intent for her.
Even though maybe you got the connection.
You heard maybe the sister she likes you.
You heard she liked you. She asked about you through somebody. But you heard your brother he asked about her. So you stay away.
This is the manner This is the duties that we have for each other.
The Prophet lost them said none of you truly believes until you love for your Muslim brother what
what you love for yourself and amen because Ali Rahim Allah
He said that in his discussion on this particular Hadith and Allah He knows best. He said that this is the lowest form of the Brotherhood. To love for your brother with your love for yourself is the lowest form. Actually the highest form is to do what
is to work for your brother better than what you have for yourself.
As was demonstrated by the companions of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam when they entered Madina, munawwara What did they do?
One of the companions of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, and I cannot remember the name of the companion. They were put into one Mohajer and one and sorry. He took
to the marketplace and he told him, brother, you can take half of my I'm sorry, I took him to his house Brother, you you you take
you share with me my house and you share with me my property. And that is upon law I have two wives. And that can you take the one which you like, it's upon law you and I, we will not do that. And if we did that will give him maybe the older wife
or the one is not so beautiful. It's natural to give to our brother, if I have a phone or give him a phone, maybe I had that though, but I got a new phone. I'm not going to give it to Brother.
So the highest form of faith and understand the Brotherhood is to want for your brother, not just what you want for yourself, but something more than that
to offer to your brother and that's that that that Mohajer that the Sahaba? He said, No, actually, inshallah, Allah rewards you actually, please show me to the marketplace in Sharla. And just show me to the marketplace, I will earn my money in Sharla. You see, so brothers, here, the prophets, a lot of them insane.
Do not hate one another. If a brother does something to you what you don't like, don't carry that on his head. For the next few months, you avoid him. You speak back to others about him. You can't complain to the Imam about him. You complain to other brothers about what their brother he did. He spoke to you rough how he spoke to you, he insulted you, he did this, he did that. Because what happens is this feeling that's inside of your heart against that brother shaytan he will play on that. And he will increase it before you know it, that you just dislike that Brother, you begin to hate that brother and that hatred will lead to enmity and before you know it, you see him as
you see him as an opponent.
So when he needs help, you will leave him you will refuse him and if you feel that way about him, you will send a signal to him and how he will feel about you.
So the Messenger of Allah Azza wa sallam told us do not hate each other and do not turn away from one another.
The Messenger of Allah Azza wa sallam told us it's helpful for two Muslims to avoid each other for how long?
For three days only, isn't it?
After three days, the one who comes back to the other is the better one. That is a penalty. I don't know what happened.
If you please come to my house for dinner in shallaki because he has to come.
Come to my house for dinner. Come to my house for lunch. I don't know what happened here. shallaki I love you for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala shaytaan Aki Kim, and I kidding Shall I was been thinking about this. So please accept it, please you accept this gift for me and inshallah for you also from from my wife to your wife, he and please forgive me. Maybe he was the one. Maybe the brother was the one that insulted you. Maybe he's the one that created the situation. Maybe you had the right he was in the wrong.
It's upon law, if you can override that, and go back to him.
And see if you can resolve this. This is a tremendous accomplishment. Because you have defeated the shaitaan.
The prophets have lost him said do not undercut one another but be you are servants of Allah brothers.
The Muslim is the brother of a Muslim.
The cafe is not the brother of a Muslim. He's not the friend of a Muslim.
You know, we go to school with cafes, we work with capitals, we live around cafes, and we say this my friend, and I got a friend. He's a non Muslim. So panela how you got a friend is a non Muslim.
non Muslims are not our friends. You have an associate that's a non Muslim. He's a decent guy. He'd like to be with you. You guys joke together, you sit together you eat together, but he's never your friend.
Your friends another none other than whom
Allah and His Messenger so all of them into believers.
So we have the value of brotherhood because if you don't have your brother, who you have, if you're not with your brother, who will you be with you will be with someone other than your brother. And if you start with someone other than your brother, you will some Kaffirs.
And you may think at one moment that the kaphas they have some respect for you. They have some concern for you. They have some,
some loyalty to you but you will find in a given situation. They have no concern and no respect and no loyalty for you at all.
But your brother, if you repair the situation, if you cultivate the situation Your brother will maintain loyalty with you. He will maintain honor with you. He will assist you and He will be with you. But he is something that we have to cultivate.
The Messenger of Allah Azza wa sallam said, Our Muslim brother neither oppresses him, nor does he fail him. We don't oppress the brother. We don't take advantage of the brother. We don't
terminate the brother, we don't cause any fright and the brother, even we don't have a right
to intimidate a brother, if I'm strong and a brother, he's weak, I don't have the right to cause intimidation in him.
Even we should not say to each other, we didn't you know, we're behind the wall, and I'm stand behind the wall and abroad the concept boo
Subhana. Allah knows, we cannot do that this is a violation of the Brotherhood, which we don't have the right to cause this kind of even this play the joke.
The Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam he made brotherhood, very sacred, very important is the whole basis of the Muslim society brotherhood. And when there is no brotherhood, believe it, there is no substance among the Muslims.
The Muslim brother doesn't oppress his brother, he doesn't fail him. If he makes a promise to him.
He keeps the promise. And if he fails to keep that promise, he apologizes and he tries to make up for it.
He's there. If his brother leans on him, he's there. He receives him.
He got his like in the street said I got your back. When your Muslim brother say I got your back. It means he's got it. He's there you can depend upon that. This kind of brotherhood that we're looking for. The prophet SAW Some said he doesn't lie to him.
If you ask a brother a question and he answers you,
you know that you can take that to the bank, you know it's true. He's not going to lie to you.
And he never hold him in contempt. The Messenger of Allah sauce him said a taco hoonah where's the
duck was inside the heart.
You cannot on one hand, have piety, fear of Allah subhanho wa Taala and also have a hatred for Muslims. You cannot do two plus two things can I sit in the heart the same place? The man who feels Allah subhana wa Taala thinks about Allah subhanho wa Taala wants from Allah subhana wa Taala asked him Allah subhanho wa Taala please was the last panel of Allah for forgiveness, for mercy for strength for guidance.
The man who has this kind of feeling inside his heart is what?
He cannot have hatred for his Muslim brother at the same time, the festival also seems a taqwa Hakuna. And he pointed to his chest, what, three times to emphasize this issue. And he said
it is evil enough meaning that it's enough evidence that there is evil in a Muslim to have what contempt for another Muslim.
Because contempt. contempt doesn't happen overnight. When you develop contempt for a Muslim brother, hatred for Muslim brother, you it has cultivated, the seed was planted, and you also cultivated it and allowed to be cultivated. So it's an evidence that there's evil in you for you to have allowed this. This
enmity for your brother to cultivate. So what did the prophet SAW some interest in this hadith? He says, cool Muslim Haram. haram means what? inviolable, sacred dem who were mallow who were able to demo, his blood, his life,
Malibu, his property, whatever he has,
his honor, his reputation,
if all of us inshallah to Allah we are keeping this, Allah subhanaw taala will help us to preserve the issues of brotherhood, and just another short Hadith on this to
speak a little bit more on this on this issue.
The Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said,
and Abbey, Mohammed Abdullah Ignacio de la one Ignace radi Allahu unhuman call Carlos Allah He sallallahu wasallam now you know I had to come to Kona, Hawaii,
tada and Lima to be
on the thoughts of Abu Mohammed, Abdullah the son of Rama nos, but they're low on Houma. May Allah be pleased with both of them who said, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam said, none of you truly believes until his inclination is in accordance with what I have brought.
not even just the action, just the inclination, none of you truly believes until his idea, his impulses, his opinion, his feelings, his inclination, what he's inclined to do,
is in accordance with what I have brought what
Isn't that he brought Salatu was Salam.
And according to the Quran, and according to the suddenness, what does it mean? It means that when I think of something, when I feel something, when I'm inclined to do something, when I have some opinion, the first thing I should try to do is to do it.
Find out what is the proof of this issue?
Find out what is the proof, then when I find out what is the proof, and climb myself towards that, because if I don't lie to me, we're not Muslims. We're not, we're not true believers. We're Muslims in our name, we Muslims in our tongue, but Muslims and as people see us, but we're not have arrived at, at, at faith.
But as in In conclusion, I want to remind you and remind myself
that the duties of brotherhood are the most important duties. Because without the duties of brotherhood, we can never build a society. You have a family, I have a family. You have your life I have my life. But the only thing that will bind our families together and bind our lives together is the duties of brotherhood. Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the moment on all the below ministry channels you know what?
Firstly, who been awaken, so make solid, make Islam
reconcile between the brothers make peace.
on your Mulkey Amma, one of the highest stations will be reserved but for the people who used to commit themselves dedicate themselves to making peace between Muslims
in the Muslim Brotherhood, you know, Subhanallah when you come in a gathering of Muslims, or gathering a large gathering of Muslims, see how they treat each other?
Really See, see how they treat the elderly, see how the youth treat the elderly and see how the elderly treat the youth.
See how they offer each other the best spots to sit. See how they are when they're entering through doorways, see how they are when they meet and pass each other. See how the components of the profit or loss and how they was when they're just they separated each other by just a wall. What did they do?
They give syllabic to each other again.
Always Somali magic Holic hamdulillah Masha Allah Subhana Allah, you know, the Sudan brothers, Mashallah. And I mentioned them because it's a habit of this. When they meet each other, maybe the brother he can vouch for this. When the Sudan brothers meet each other. This is a good habit to have. They spend when they meet each other they spend about five minutes just saying, Give how to get hamdulillah allow your ham license somehow subhana wa COVID. Masha Allah Subhana Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah Subhana Allah, I mean, just about five minutes, they just doing that? And what is this for? To increase the love for each other and the respect for each
other? And we see through
martial arts shallaki, salam to Allah, you know, and that's it. Maybe we don't say nothing else, or we enter a room and we just sit down.
We pass each other in the doorway, and we just look at each other.
Now, if we want to do the things to increase love, respect.
We have tremendous respect and patience for each other. But the kuffaar when we meet the kuffaar we can look at the kuffar strong
We don't look like that to a Muslim. For the Muslim we are we're the last ones that say about the beliefs the beliefs of what to each other. Rama, right. should do.
You should do I should do. I should do
We almost kind of like reversed it.
You see the brothers among their colleagues in school, the neighbors in the street, their homeboys in the street, they slap and five and hugging each other what's going on man, so and so then when you meet a Muslim in looking at him and Stan, what was he looking at?
And brothers, honestly, the kuffar when they see in us this weakness, of brotherhood, they know we are not the right Muslims, and they will not have any respect for us.
So I'm going to remind myself to remind the brothers in sha Allah that we practice this issue of brotherhood.
The simple the simple things of brotherhood, invite each other to each other's house.
So you get to know our brother, do you know me? Do you know your Muslim brother? When did you eat with him? What's his fat? What's his children's name?
What's the names of his children?
Does your wife know his wife?
Where does he work? What kind of business is he in? What kind of knowledge does he have? What can you do for him what he can do for you? What
Does he live? Under what circumstances is he living, but his situation?
First you find this out about four or five brothers. Then you find out about 10 or 15. Brothers and how do you do that in a natural way and fight the brothers every day, every week. You select a Muslim to invite to come to your house for tea.
And after a while this will become a habit among the brothers and brothers. Look, I'm telling you because you're young Muslims.
Sometimes the older Muslims if you tell them this, this kind of thing, they heard this so much they say, look, Brother, you know, we heard all of this before. But you brothers are young. And if you establish this love for each other and respect for each other now, it will stay with you. This love for brotherhood will stay with you and this will be this will be the fragrance, the fragrance, the more the essence. Because then this will lead to allegiance and loyalty.
Where there is no brotherhood, there is no allegiance and there's no loyalty. And there is no even there is no discipline.
the companions of the Prophet SAW all of us now. They love each other for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala and we know that Hadith of the Prophet SAW symbol he mentioned that there are three qualities whosoever has them has what
has tasted Hallo to him. And what are those three things that a man has more love for a lion is messenger Salas and a mercy where
he has love, honor, respect, obedience towards the line is messengers to Lawson towards the Quran and the Sunnah, more than all else in the whole dunya and secondly, what is it?
He loves another person for what reason?
For the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala
and if you love a brother would do the process and say you should do
you should tell him
will have a fella. Actually, I love you for the sake of Allah, you know, the Kaffirs when they hear the Muslim brother say to his brother, actually, I love you, sweetheart.
Foot but okay. But these guys is funny.
Because they don't understand how the Muslim brother He loves his brother. But they don't have to understand this is a special jewel Allah subhanaw taala gave to us to bind us our hearts together. Even we don't know each other.
From a linguistic point of view, from a cultural point of view, from an ethnic point of view, we don't know each other, but we have love for each other. So brothers, I want to just remind you of this, that we consult each other, we protect each other, we relieve each other, we shield each other, we assist each other, we support each other. We avoid envy and exploitation. We avoid undercutting, and subversion. We avoid or pressing each other, and intimidating each other. We don't fail each other. We never abandon each other, we don't lie to each other. We don't hate or show enmity towards one another. We hold each other's property, each other's life, blood and honor as a
trust and a sacred matter.
szczepanik along with
it, I want to start Furukawa to Blake,
the brothers in finality, I'd like to thank you in sha Allah for listening to me. And I don't have any special
expertise in this particular area. But just a concern in sha Allah to increase our brotherhood amongst each other because if we increase our brotherhood, Allah will be more pleased with us in sha Allah, if Allah is more pleased with us, he will accept our daughter and he will accept the bad inshallah. inshallah, brother something that I want. Let me just say a couple of just comments, myself, observations. You know, brothers, as I'm talking to you brothers as young brothers, the Muslim body, one of our problems is we don't have any discipline.
This is one of our major problems.
And it's very tragic. And it's very sad.
Whenever you come to a gathering of Muslims, you find they don't have any, they don't have any.
They have no discipline. Everybody is doing what he wants to do, how he feels to do, and even the Imam in the masjid. He's only the leader of the prayer. This is what has happened to among the Muslims. The imam of the masjid is not necessarily a meal of them. Because if he's a meal what he has the right to do,
he has the right to audit him.
If he if he does like that he doesn't even have to speak does he does like that they've said
and if he says like that, he doesn't have to speak they go.
He can settle disputes among them only by what by his station and respect among them.
They enter a room and they have tremendous respect and they don't leave without his permission. This is part of the delicate standup
But you find that the Muslims,
they come to the masjid, Mashallah to pray or to hear a lecture or whatever they do, but they come as cattle.
And you will see it
in how they enter and how they leave.
They don't ask permission, they have no edit. And who can change this? The older Muslim will not change it. You young brothers can change it, but you yourself have got to develop discipline.
You have to show by example, respect for your leader.
We don't idolize anybody.
We don't idolize anybody, and we're not fixed on our personalities.
But the discipline of Islam is to follow the leader, isn't it?
Not just in the salon because you want the process awesome. So whoever raised his head before the man raised his head may be allowed to turn his head into a donkey.
What does it mean? It means that the prayer is teaching us what
discipline coordination following the leader, subduing your own knifes your own feeling,
not leaving even the companions of the Prophet SAW last time, they didn't just get up and leave after the prayer, like they just want to they didn't do that.
They used to ask for permission.
Just etiquette and edit.
So permission. One time a man got up from from the prayer, he just left the prop sauce and stopped him. He said, Oh, so and so? Isn't there something you want to ask Allah subhanaw taala for he's encouraging him to do what?
Stay and make them stay and make do I remember loss of Panama to Allah
and the complaints of the Prophet so awesome. They used to sit and wait for the signal of the profits, a lot of us or them then they leave. This is an adverb.
The young Muslims My advice for the young Muslims.
Learn to follow your leader.
And be disciplined and be vigilant. And show by your example, what you expect from the others serve the Muslims but also regulate them. Because if there's no regulation among the Muslims, all this other talk about all this talk about the high level Islamic State, our problems so on so it will never be resolved. If we don't put our house in order.
putting our house in order is the respect that is shown in the universities when you go to the universities, can anybody just enter the classroom and leave the classroom when they get ready? Can they?
Not they cannot? You cannot you expect it to be in the class at a certain time and to leave at a certain time. Otherwise, it's going to do what is going to affect your grade, isn't it?
Everything Everything in the society that we live in is built around regulation and order.
You go to a bank, you have to stand in a queue, is it right?
To go to the Muslim world, to the passport place or any other place what happens? Nobody wants to stand in the queue.
Everybody's pushing, shouting and pushing and kicking each other and all you need to do is just stand in the queue.
Hmm. Here's to see, you see, as an example, it's not even not even any virtue.
Not even a virtue,
to have to kiss the stone.
he say when he was making the laugh?
He stopped at the stone and said oh stone,
I know that you have nothing but a stone. And there is no benefit and no harm in you. And if I did not see the Messenger of Allah xlsm kissing you, I would not do it either.
and making the 12 if one is able to do it easily hamdulillah this isn't this isn't this isn't this good? You can do it. But if you cannot, just to just to wave at it.
Because what is just like the gym, right? You know, somehow a lot of people are starting, they're going to the gym, right? Like this is real [???] on.
They're not avoiding shaytaan in their businesses at home. They're not avoiding the shaytaan. They're not even performing fudger prayer. They're doing all kinds of harm in their houses. But when they go to hedge, they're throwing rocks, they're throwing their shoes, they're throwing everything that like this is the shape on and they don't realize it What is it? It's only just a symbol. It's a symbol. So brothers, I said to you, young brothers, you have the energy.
You have the strength. And if you are disciplined and under leadership and you respect the leader, and you show discipline and order, you will be able to shout out to IRA to help regulate Muslims.
You will be able to regulate them in a gathering like we had last night and maybe which will be there too.
Mashallah, oui oui thank Allah for the gathering of the Muslims like that.
But there is also another sign that we need to look at. In these kind of gatherings there needs to be 40 or 50 young men
who are doing what, headman?
We don't call it security. We call it kidmin. Service. But what are they doing?
They are seeing the older men when they come to the mosque, and they are saying,
Give her give her the CIF handler fabuleux. Giving them the best seats you see. And the oldest younger brothers tell them aka Kev, how to get 100 lucky. I can show this place over here for the younger brothers in shaba. What are they doing?
They are teaching through their manners
that we give the better seats for the elder
and we leave the standing room only for whom
the younger and we tell the brothers Yeah, actually, inshallah, let me have your shoes brother. I put them up in Sharla. And you even have a system where everything is in order. I told the brother yesterday I went to Tokyo and I visited some Muslims in Tokyo. So panel as you can imagine, they have a Masjid half the size of this place here. But of all the walls spaces there, there is no wall space. They're using every single part of space. Because Japan is a very small island.
And there are no shoes, no shoes in the front.
They have someone who stands at the bathroom, toilet, and they are cleaning, wiping spring towels, you come outside.
And if you you leave water on the floor, water on the sink,
they come tap you till you go back inside, clean it behind yourself.
If you leave your shoes sitting outside, they come and tap you and tell you brother come and they have these little things that slide open, put the shoes inside, slide close
your clothes, you have a coat, you don't throw it on the side over there, you take it you hang it up. Very, very neat order. Discipline is the way the Japanese are.
And he told me actually one thing I cannot understand
is why why the Muslims they don't know what to do with the shoes.
So panela and he is an engineer and he said he believes that there is a sickness among the Muslims, which is indicative of the shoes, the shoes, that is the sign of it. He says when the Muslim find out what to do with the shoes.
The organization will come back to them.
And at the time, I thought that was a little bit simplistic. But I think he's got something there. So my suggestion brothers is that the young brothers whom Allah bless their hearts to be in prayer, who blessed who are blessed to have come back to their consciousness, who are striving to follow the Quran and Sunnah who are young, who are under discipline who are having knowledge we're being taught, if it will not come through you who will come through with the change will come through.
The brothers should develop a group like healthful food.
This was the group of young people whom the prophet SAW Lawson was with when he was young, I think he was eight, nine or 10 years old in Mecca. And he belonged to a group of young men called healthful food. What does it mean? Exactly? A committee for doing goodness or something like that, huh?
See, like the Boy Scouts, like the four H club or something like that, that they are committed to do what social goodness so the Messenger of Allah, so our son was involved in what social work,
watching and see if there's something going on in the streets, and they go back and report it to the elders, seeing that somebody is sick, removing something out of the path,
taking care of the elderly. So the young people today if we initiate something like that, and wherever, wherever there's a gathering, those brothers they are they're serving. The Imam he will love it. They will love it. Because the brothers they're not doing security, what they're doing, they're doing service. But at the same token, they're also doing what the younger brothers, they're helping with the shoes. They're making sure the toilets are clean. They're making sure around domestic and assuming that because the parks and everything is looking nice. They're making sure also, who are the guests who are the elders, the masjid and the premises also is secured from the
comfort and other types of things. If we do that, you will find in sha Allah to Allah, a few things will happen. In those kinds of gatherings. There are people who are planted in our gatherings, to do what to create provocation
to create some fitna.
You will find them discouraged from doing that because they find what young vigilant men
and whom they if they don't say Allah subhanho wa Taala
they will fear those young men
we don't intimidate any Muslims. But this is one of the ways that we call it modifying bad behavior. A thief you know a thief if he wants to steal he's he's accustomed to finding places to steal. But there is a man he's a watchman he's always walking around with his as a stick and he's always watching looking, what are you doing? What are you don't get out of here, see, this one place he avoids only for that one man.
So, Mashallah brothers, there is the good element amongst us and is the bed element among Muslims, we will all be increased, you see in our discipline in our organization, when there is some element that helps to remind us of this year. And so I'm suggesting to the brothers under the leadership and guidance of the Imam, and under the leadership and guidance of others, think about this issue and
take your strength and take your discipline and take your training, take it to another level and, and do service wherever you go. Wherever there's a gathering, do service. And part of that service also is in a good way helping to regulate the flow of the Muslims, because you will find the sub non Muslims when they come amongst us, they will respond maybe they don't understand the issue of al Qaeda, but they like the Brotherhood they see among the Muslims. They like the discipline they see among them, they like to see how they regulate their affairs, they like to see how they execute their
their activities. And so we ask Allah subhanaw taala that all of this is inculcated in the issue of brotherhood and I just added this on as
a personal concern of mine inshallah. inshallah, thank you brothers very much for giving me this amount of time and show I hope I didn't take more time and discourage you from from coming tomorrow inshallah.
Going to shadow law Ilana to start from Somalia.
What is the purpose of life, life life?
Why is it that when we ask the simple question,
what is the purpose of our lives?
Why do we get so many different answers?
Is because people haven't really thought about it.
It's too frightening.
Not the question itself is frightening. But what's frightening is that if we answer it clearly, it may change our lives. indelibly and we are afraid of change.
And now we have discovered that every part of creation that has been discovered is inside of a drop of water.
Or the Quran already said that to us 1500 years ago, that we created everything in every single thing from water. The Koran said that
we want to talk this evening about
Jesus, the son of Mary,
and his phenomenal birth.
that very few human beings, whether Muslims or Christians have any argument about
we believe, and our Koran makes it clear for us and confirms for us that Jesus Christ in fact, he was born without the intervention of sperm.
that his mother Mary, that bless it woman, she became pregnant by the word of God.
No man touched her.
or homicides are committed every 19 minutes.
And two rapes are committed every seven minutes
and there are three robberies
every 59 seconds
there are 257
1000 children that are legally or illegally aborted, that is 257,000 children are killed in the womb
21 million children
are born every year out of wedlock, who do not know their mothers and fathers
or who do not know whom they are fathered by
2.8 million suicides every year of human beings who find no reason to live with these kinds of social problems inside of their own boundaries inside of their own governments and their own institutions. How can they
bring peace to the world?
It doesn't make sense.
Allah subhanho wa Taala reminds you and me that whatever good happens, it is from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And if something else happens, this is from our own hands.
Allah subhanho wa Taala he has ordered you and I to enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong.
And when we cease to do that, we don't enjoy on the right, we don't enjoy, enjoy and we don't enjoy on the right we don't forbid the wrong then Allah subhanho wa Taala promise that he will visit us a calamity from himself.
when the calamity happens, or you are punished, and the receiver comes upon you and you call upon Allah, He will not answer.
What do the Muslims of today expect?
The character of the Muslim is the most important part of the Muslim,
not what he or she says, not only what he or she wears,
not where they come from, or who their mother or father is or grandfather, not the country they live in, or for that matter, if they live next to the Kaaba is not important at all.
It is the character because the character is the actual fruit.
And we can remember, on the occasion, when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam invited his companions to make a sacrifice in the way of Allah subhana wa Tada.
And their own little unknown called Bob.
He brought half of his wealth.
And he considered this to have been
a major sacrifice.
And he was very proud of that.
But when aboubaker de la and game abubaker
he brought all of his wealth.
And when the profits on the long line and some asked aboubaker
what he had left for his family, what was the response of abubaker odilon he said, a lovely what a solo.
A lion is messengers, a lot of stuff. And it was by the suggestion or the order of the prophets have lost them that Abu buckler took back some of his wealth for his family.
And this is why the Prophet sallallahu Sallam
that there was no one from among the Muslims,
who displayed his loyalty to Allah, His Messenger, civilize them similar to that of Abu Bakar.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala. He said, Yes, definitely. Who who is better, who is more excellent
than the one that calls towards the loss upon Allah tala not just calling, not just shouting, not just arguing.
Well, I'm so sorry. But they are acting upon what they are calling. They are setting a precedent for what they are calling to.
They have established a behavior, a paradigm and example to what they are calling to ask and they openly say, announce I'm Muslim.
We're Ocean's 11.
mean, does the ocean take over the river? It doesn't, although the ocean might be five times six times, eight times 10 times larger than a river.
And, you know, if you took two bodies of water
and you put a funnel in between them,
what would happen, the larger body would absorb the smaller body but today
but in the case of the ocean in the river, it doesn't happen because a LA City put a bus up, so they do not overcome each other. And one of our
Jacques Cousteau who passed away now he was a marine biologist.
He was able to film
under the ocean, where the rivers meet the ocean. And the river meets the ocean and the ocean meets the river and they go back.
They meet and they go back. So therefore, the rivers returned back to itself and to OSHA returns back to itself. They do not overcome each other. How did the Prophet know that?
Islam has five fundamental pillars, the first of which is to bear witness that there's none of you worship except Almighty God, consistent with
the first commandment given to Moses, consistent with
the first commandment that Jesus Christ also said, is the greatest of the commandments. Here, Israel, the Lord thy God is one. Absolutely one, not the number one.
Not the number one that could be divided into 123.
Not the number one that could be multiplied.
But absolutely one, having no one Besides, no other God Besides, he or Israel, the Lord thy God is one. And that's your love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and all that mind and all thy soul, and thou shalt not worship anyone except the Lord thy God, no bow down to any graven images in the heavens or the earth or the sea below.
Such said Moses, and such said confirm Jesus Christ, and such says the Quran.
This is what we bear witness. And this is the first pillar of Islam and the most important
if war erupts in Iraq, more than 3000 missiles will be rained upon Iraq in the course of 66 hours, and more than a half a million people will be killed.
Can you tell me
how the lives of a half a million people
are equal to a leader Saddam Hussein, if America was able to go into South America and pull out what was the guy's name general
America was selling drugs with Noriega, but then Noriega flipped on them.
So they went in and took this man from his country, brought them out and put them in jail for life in their country. So why didn't you just go into Iraq and pull out saddam? No, they need to go into Iraq.
Why? Because you will find that in a matter of six months after the war, the prices in the oil will go down. And as we speak, right now, there are 27 mega companies, mega companies who are bidding for contracts for the reconstruction of Iraq, what does have to do with Saddam Hussein, and democracy.
If a man
had to get pregnant and have a baby, he would die.
And then on top of that, if he had to look forward to taking care of that child for the next
10 1520 years, and sometime the mother, she's taking care of a grown child,
men who still live with their mothers,
you couldn't do it.
And still, she's taking care of herself. And she's taking care of her husband.
Mere loss upon the reward those sisters
and male law cover their false
male law cause their husbands and brothers and sons to appreciate them, because they are the goodly trees that bear the goodly fruit, Allah subhanaw taala mentioned in the Quran.
The Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam he made brotherhood, very sacred, very important is the whole basis of the Muslim society brotherhood, and when there's no brotherhood, believe it, there is no substance among the Muslims.
The first principle and characteristics of Tao is that the die has to have
not just ambition,
not just emotional drive, and not just a reaction to some insult that somebody has said, and not just a feeling to want to give down because you know, it's an obligation. All those things are good, and it's all necessary. But without knowledge, what are you going to do? But always show your composure and your willingness to talk to anybody? Because why?
You put your trust in Allah subhanaw taala from the very beginning, the message never lost lost him. He didn't have all the answers. But he put his trust upon law a law says to him for tilaka lu Allah in kuntum