Akhlaaq of the Ummati #9
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session on a class of the Amati
the session on the manners and the way of being off the Amati of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam
is one, this is something that I
that I want to remind myself and you
again and again and that is that, let us understand and remember, that we are special, we are not ordinary people. Now, by this, I do not mean at all, that we are some special cast or some special creed or, you know special because we are superior to anybody, superior to other human beings anyway, No, we are not. We are human beings like anybody else, we are special in that we have been sent with a job we have been sent with a covenant and we have been sent with a responsibility.
And that job and that covenant, and that responsibility is to
present a way of life, to all of humanity, for all time,
to present a way of life, to all human beings, wherever they may live,
until the end of time, and a way of life, which is not only good for them when they meet Allah subhanaw taala. And indeed, it is good for them when they meet an existence that is full of grace, and beauty, and tranquility, and peace, and health and wealth, and prosperity and compassion and kindness.
No wars, right? This is the
this is what Islam came to teach us. This is what Islam came to teach us, as in all humanity. And this is the particular and special job of the Muslims to convey this to the world. And how are they do that? And that's why the love of God, they are to do that, of course, through communication meaning through preaching and through,
you know, books and, and so on. But
before that, and much more importantly, through their own behavior, through their,
through their demeanor, through the smile on their faces, through what they do, and they don't do when they deal with people through their dealings. Right.
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Now, the thing that I want to say to therefore is do think about this and say that this is the responsibility of the Muslim that's the reason why it is so important to live our lives according to Islam. What is the one word for that to live your life according to Islam? It's called a Sunnah to live your life according to the Sunnah the best way and the blessed way of life of Rasulullah. Salah is to live your life according to Islam, because Rasul Allah is a solemn his life was the manifestation, it was the expression in action after Coronel curry. So this is the thing that I want to say to you. And I want to emphasize for myself and you and that's why we are doing these lectures
on the lack of the Almighty. Now I have
we went through a lot of the ads of Serato DJ era, in that context.
I'm studying another set of ads. We did the preamble of that in the last class and that is the ayat of
surah Furqan, where Allah subhanaw taala
mentioned what he called a bad man, Alibaba man, the special slaves, the beloved slaves of Allah subhanho wa Taala. This is the
this is the beauty of the
man of the Quran, that Allah subhanaw taala called people and called us and called those who,
who have these qualities and Allah described these qualities as Allah
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In this beautiful Ayat of surah Allah Serrano della della della, who mentioned
the special qualities of people he likes, who he likes to the extent that he
called them the special slaves of our era man, about man, right?
Allah associated is beautiful and glorious quality of Rama. Have mercy of forgiveness with those special people meaning that in sha Allah, Allah Busan, if we are among those people, then we can look forward to the glory and mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala the forgiveness, forgiveness and mercy of Allah subhanaw taala for ourselves,
I ask Allah to make us all among the man to make us all among those who will be counted among those special slaves of Allah subhanho wa Taala. When we meet Allah subhanaw taala on the Day of Judgment, we ask Allah subhanaw taala for this in sha Allah. So Allah subhanho wa Taala mentioned
some qualities. So let me first read for you the translation of the ayat of surah Furqan from number 63 onwards, and Allah said and the slaves of the Most Beneficent Allahabad,
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The beautiful definitions of the Quran. Allah subhanho wa Taala did not even begin by talking about his rights. He did not begin by talking about
Hey Baba, he did not begin by talking about his worship. Allah did not say the battle, raha are the people, the special slaves of Allah are those people who worship only Allah. They are those people who are worship Allah day and night. They are those people who fast and we have a lot of charity and who stand in the night in Salalah did not mention any of these things. And obviously, I mean this I unfortunately have to keep on making these clarifications because there are people who still misunderstand me, Allah forgive them. This does not mean that these things are not important, these things are absolutely, critically important.
And they are so important that they are too important even to need a mention. Now you might say, what kind of contradiction is that? If something is so important, then you should mention in more? How can we don't mention it at all? Let me give you an example. If you are traveling in an airline, and I asked you, for example, which is your favorite airline. And my favorite airline is Emirates. So if you ask me, why is it your favorite airline? So I will say well, Emirates is my favorite airline, because number one the quality of service. Right? Very, very beautiful service. And that service is also done extremely efficiently. It's not left to the kind mercies of a particular flight
attendant or a particular check encounter executive, this is drilled into the people that are trained in such a way that you get a certain high level and quality of service from evidence from everybody in the, in the whole company. So and from the minute you walk into the airport to check in, and then into the lounge. And then on the onboard, you get uniformly great service. There will be people who will, who will excel. No doubt about that, that always happens. But it is you know, the uniformly good service I'm on a side note, let me tell you what I mean by Excel. I was once on a flight. And as I was
about to lift my bag to put it up this flight attendant,
she says she saw me doing that and I put the I put my bag up. And then when I sat down in my seat she comes to me and they are their their training is that they will come and tell you can I show you how the seat works because the seat has all kinds of buttons and stuff stuff on it. So reclining these that whatnot and how the you know that the the TV screen works and so so there is part of the part of the drill. But this is where the superior service comes into being. So now she is doing part of the drill meaning that she comes to me and she says
I know I'm supposed to show you how the seat works. But I saw you have a
gold tag on your bag, which means that you are one of our you know gold class members. And so I don't do you still want me to show you meaning that she's she's giving me this credit for having traveled on average you know many times and she says that he's effectively she's saying to me you don't really need me to tell you but if you still want me to tell you I will tell you now this is the superior service on top of that what what this young lady does is
she goes into my profile she's done all this homework before that and she then goes away and then she brings me Earl Grey tea with two
with two cookies right? Which is
ginger cookies. So she brings me this
and she says I know you like I know you like already now think think about this. This is what I mean by by great service which is that they have a system obviously he doesn't know me from a bar of soap right he is referring to my record which is with them so I'm not I'm not impressed by saying oh wow man you know this gun knows me know.
This is great service I teach customer service. I always look for examples of great customer service and and evidence I've got plenty. So she now she looks at my record. And then she tells me she comes with the kind of tea that I want. And she comes to me said this is the this is your tea you like and I don't know for some funny reason I love all beauty. But for some funny reason which I have not been able to fathom. The Earl Grey tea on an Emirates flight is absolutely the most superb in the world. I've never seen I've never tasted Earl Grey tea that good anywhere else in the world. What they make for you on the flight is absolutely superb. So she does that. Now the reason I'm saying
this is so if you ask me now why is Emirates your favorite airline. I will tell you all these stories
I'll tell you how the great customer service this happened that happened whatnot.
in Manchester once Emirates was picking us my wife and I she was picking us up from Emirates was picking us up from Leeds to come to Manchester to the airport. Long story I won't go into all that but the long and short of it was that we ended up missing our flight for various reasons. What does Emirates do Emirates not only puts us on the next flight, which was of course a few hours later so we spent that those few hours in the in the in the Emirates lounge in Manchester very pleasant.
Not only did they put us on to the next slide,
free of cost, but to expedite matters, I paid a cancellation fee at the time of the check in which was advised I mean the the check in counter guy advised me said I can try to reach Dubai and get authorization for it. I know they will do that. But now it's the middle of the night in Dubai. So I don't know it will if it will happen immediately. And until that happens, I can't give you a boarding card which means that you will have to stay here instead of going into the lounge. But if you pay the difference in fare or not different way, if you pay the cancellation fee,
which was I think 60 pounds or something. If you pay the cancellation fee for yourself and your wife, I will give you a note and they will reimburse you that cancellation fee which is fantastic. I paid it they gave he gave me a boarding pass we both my wife and I spent the time in the in the lounge very pleasantly got onto the flight and we went back then what happens? Then Emirates sends me a refund for that 60 and 60 or 120 pounds of cancellation fee. And Emirates gives me and my wife's 20,000 miles as a bonus because of the fact that we had to undergo all of this inconvenience, because the pickup got delayed, and they do all of this without me asking for it. Now this is the
beauty of average service now. Again, this is not a promo for Emirates point I'm making here is this. The point I'm making here is why is Allah subhanho wa Taala not mentioning the he then a bada and the Hajj God and so on and so forth. His rights fasting, right Hajj Zakat, why is Allah not mentioning these, and instead when Allah is talking about about Allah saying, These are the people who walk on the earth with humility. And when they are faced with obnoxious people, they don't respond in kind, they respond with dignity. And this is Allah. This is Salam alikoum there is an osprey, which is coming up behind me. I don't know if you are lucky, you will probably see him die
for fish. It's one of my favorite favorite birds. There he is now hovering
He's right on top.
And we're gonna take a couple of seconds to see what he does.
He's still floating along and he's going there.
birdwatching is uh,
takes a lot of patience, and takes a lot of time patience. But it's really, really superbly worth it because one of the benefits of birdwatching is that you can do it in, in a city. Having said that, if you are in New York City, that's where the highest concentration of peregrine falcon this but I would, I would do birdwatching, among the, among the skyscrapers, even New York City, maybe go to the park. Anyway. So the point I'm making here is that here is Allah subhanaw, taala, not mentioning the fundamental issues of thought. Instead, he's mentioning the lack of people. And I gave you the example of Emirates because I said, that if you ask me and say, why is Emirates your favorite
airline? I will tell you all of these wonderful service stories. And then if you tell me, you know what, this is all fine, and all gritty and bonus miles. But tell me, I mean, aren't you worried about safety? Aren't you concerned about safety? Aren't you? How come you know you're not you're not mentioning safety?
You know, the the issue of flight safety itself? I mean, Aren't you concerned about that? What would I tell you? I will tell you that flight safety is so critically important that it does not even need mentioning.
Obviously, if I was flying an airline, where the choice was between drinking great Earl Grey tea and dying, you know, I could do without the tea. Right? So I'm not saying if I'm flying on an airline with this, you know, the service is absolutely fantastic. But we're not sure whether you will land or rather, what condition you will land in.
Allah subhanaw taala is mentioning things, which not because Allah did not mention the Hadees or not because it's not important because it's so critically important, but having done all that, if you are a great hazard gozar if you are praying every single day, but you have a foul mouth, may Allah protect us. I won't say that there are examples, but you know, there are examples. If you are a person who is very charitable, if you got a beard like we will live in KY, right? If you have got,
you know, traveled on your head,
the size of a large pumpkin.
But you have a foul mouth, you backbite you cheat, you lie, you steal.
When you get angry, you go insane, you curse you use profanity.
What what what is that those symbols of Islam will actually be a calamity, they will be a problem for you because, because of your behavior, you will be
So Allah is talking to us about human behavior and quality. And he's putting that as the,
the qualifying features. And he's putting our behavior as the symbols of his special slaves. So what is special slaves, obviously more hidden? Obviously, people who are on the heat, obviously people who are obedient to Him, obviously people who pray and fulfill the four eyes of Allah, Who fulfill what Allah subhanaw taala has made forth, obviously, without saying with it doesn't need any explanation. It does not need any elaboration. Yes, indeed, there is no doubt about that. But
they are those people who are after do being all of this. They are also people who are the most beautiful Li behaved rasulillah salam Allah says in the gala, Hola, Hakim, he said to him, you are on the best moral character. Right? He didn't say you are the more you are the one who worships me the most No, honestly the best moral character who worship Allah more than Elisa. But Allah is not binding to the Allies pointing to this secondary, isn't it? This is what people see. Like I mentioned to you in another lecture on Oklahoma, on
leaving Islam, that people do not see our worship.
People see our behavior. So in this particular case, Allah is talking about Alibaba Ravana, last month, and I say Who are these people? Allah said, These are the people who are who walk on the earth, with humility and dignity. And when the foolish address them, when people who are evil, who curse and who you know, who behave badly when they address them.
These people the bad man, they don't retaliate. They don't repeat a curse word for a curse word. Instead of that, this is allamani This is Salam Alaikum I'm gone.
And then Allah said and though and they are those who spend the night before they are Robin, sujood and pm, so here is the other part of it. Right? They are the ones who read the Hadith, who spent the night before the rub in Saturday and camp. And they are those who say our rub a word from us the torment of jahannam Verily, it strawman is ever an inseparable permanent punishment alone. Majid Amina,
Janata, Mata Barajas, Israel. So there are people who ask to be forgiven, and to be spared the punishment of Allah subhanaw taala. And then Allah said evil Indeed, it is the jahannam as an abode, and a place to dwell, Allah said, save yourself from it, because it is a very bad place, and then is there and those who, when they spend, are neither extravagant nor stingy. But the whole the medium way, between those two extremes, when they spend meaning not on, you know,
let's talk about spending in his path and of course, spending on yourself, spending your hard earned income on yourself and your family. This is sadhaka. But no extravagance in that no showing off in that
spending in a way which is
good. But there is no extravagance also, not being stingy. Stingy in essence is its own curse. Imagine you have the opportunity to earn the pleasure of Allah. You have the opportunity to spend in the path of Allah and you hold yourself back. And then Allah said and these are
People who, and they are those who do not invoke any other ILA along with Allah, nor do they kill such life as Allah has forbidden except for just cause nor do they commit illegal sexual intercourse. And whoever does this will receive the punishment, we will look at all of these ads inshallah, in detail, I'm just doing the translation Allah is mentioning here, though he analyzed mentioning the importance of spreading peace and harmony. Islam does not sanction murder, Islam does not sanction. And when Allah said, they do not kill except
in just cause that refers to the to the to two things one is fighting for your own defense, self defense and the defense of your family and your property. This is permitted in Islam. And it refers to a court of law where a judge may sentenced somebody to,
to death, he might, he might, the judge might
prescribe capital punishment. This is permissible, but for someone to just kill somebody, for whatever reason, you might feel really justified doing that. This Islam does not permit that in Islam, this is haram. It is completely and totally prohibited. And then Allah subhanaw taala said, the torment will be doubled for the person on the Day of Judgment, and he will abide therein in disgrace and this refers to people who do these things. And then Allah said except those who repent and believe in Allah subhanaw, taala and Islam and who do righteous deeds, for those Allah will change their sins into good deeds. And Allah is oft forgiving, Most Merciful at the mercy of Allah,
Allah saying, the one who repents the door of repentance open always less than the one who repent and seeks forgiveness. Not only will ALLAH forgive him, but Allah will convert his evil deeds into good deeds, Allah will make him you know, even more imaginative person does a lot of evil deeds, and then he comes to his senses. And it says, I shouldn't have done that. I now want to seek forgiveness. He seeks forgiveness, Allah not only forgives them, but Allah subhanaw taala converts
his evil deeds into good deeds. So this is the beauty and
mercy of Allah subhanaw taala.
And then Allah subhanaw taala Zen
and those who do not witness fall short,
and whosoever repents, and does righteous good deeds, then verily he repents towards Allah with true repentance. And those who do not witness fall short meaning do don't spend time looking at all kinds of dirt and filth, who people who don't watch pornography for example, people who don't watch all kinds of negative toxic things on television and on the internet, people who don't indulge in all kinds of,
you know, bad things. So Allah is saying, and those who do not witness fall short, and if they pass by some evil, play or evil talk, they pass.
So let's say that, even if it happens that you know, you didn't go seeking it, but it's happening in front of you, they will not stand there and watch, they will go away from there, with dignity, and those who when they are reminded of the Ayat of Allah, and of the Arab, they are not deaf and blind to them. Now, this is very, very important. This is one of the signs of the good people signs of the Sahaba that even if they were doing something wrong, the moment somebody reminded them, immediately they stopped doing it, they immediately they they will not deaf and dumb and blind to that. Maybe somebody is forgetful, maybe in your forgetfulness, you do something, but the minute somebody
reminds you, you immediately you don't justify what you were doing. You know, but you know, I didn't mean is not the moment you reminded mmediately you turn towards Allah subhanaw taala This is one of the signs of the good people. May Allah make us among them inshallah. And then
there are those people who say who make dua and they say, well Allah bestow on us from our spouses and our offspring, those who will be the comfort of our eyes and make us leaders of the month Capone.
That's quite a large plan to go from there.
I can't I can't figure out what it is, but
it's a big one. So and let me repeat that. I don't know if you heard that. I have and they are there. They are there. Those who make this do and they say oh Rob
bestow on us from among our wives, our spouses and our offspring,
those who will be the comfort of our eyes and make us leaders of the moutoku. And number 75, if those who will be rewarded and allies now promising them to reward lawmakers among them, who among those who are promised this reward, those who will be rewarded with the highest place in general, because of their summer because of their patients, they're in they will be met with greetings and the word of peace and solemn and respect and abiding there in excellent it is an abode as and as a place to dwell.
Just as this is the promise of Allah subhanaw taala for a man for his special slaves. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala
mentioned nine qualities of his special slaves, Alibaba, we ask Allah subhanaw taala, for help in
cultivating these qualities, and in taking the right exit on the road on which we are traveling, so that we will be entitled to the beautiful destination. On the road that Allah chooses for us. We ask Allah to include us, among those who he called about or a man and how foolish it would be to refuse what Allah subhanho wa Taala chooses for us. So what are the nine qualities? The first one is Allah said those who walk on the earth in humility and dignity and when the foolish address them with bad words they say salam to this is the first quality. The number two is those who spend the night before they're wrapped in such the and
number three, those who say Oh, our rub a word from us, protect us from the torment of Jana. Verily, it strawman is ever an inseparable, permanent punishment. Number three, number four, those who when they spend, they are neither extravagant nor stingy. But they hold a medium way between these two extremes. Number five, those who do not invoke any other ILA along with Allah, those who don't bring their own knifes into the picture, those who do not call on any person, any human being any celestial body, any so called Saint, any Angel and anything anything
in order to worship or in order to seek help, he aka navodaya gonna say they worship only Allah and they seek help only from Allah. So they These are people who do not invoke any other Illa along with Allah, nor do they kill such life as Allah has provided forbidden forbidden, except for just cause nor commit illegal sexual intercourse. killings of such life also refers to animals which we slaughter, for food in Islam, trophy hunting, for example, right? killing an animal because you want to mount the head on your wall is haram. It is prohibited. That animal will stand before Allah subhanaw taala on the day of judgment and you will have to answer the animal will say for What crime
did this ban kill me? Right? So when you those of you who would like to talk about that you know when can looking for the elephant with the biggest tusks and the line with the with the biggest and blackest men. Think about that. This is tough. This is nonsense which is brought to us thanks to British colonial history. This is not from Islam, trophy hunting is haram it is prohibited. I don't care if you dislike the word Haram. I'm saying it haram haram haram because that is what it is. Allah subhanaw taala did not give you the right just to kill something for your joy of it right as the as the animal which is dying, how joyful that is.
Terrible, terrible. We picked up all the worst things from people
killing an animal for food. Yes, it is permitted. But something that you cannot eat and something which you are not killing for food, you are killing it for fun. What fun is it is fun in murder. Please understand that. In Islam it is prohibited then number six, those who repent and believe in Islam and do righteous deeds. Those who do not witness false or those who do not witness dirt and fill those who do not watch pornography those who do not watch all kinds of horrible movies. And if they pass by some evil play if they are or evil talk, if they go somewhere and they and some bad stuff is happening. They go away they pass by it with dignity. And number eight is who when they are
reminded of the Ayat of Allah. They are not deaf and blind to them. Yes, they may make mistakes. They are not unbelievable Salah
The I mean, the MBR abajo. Remember I'm saying this is not referring to me I was salam, they are not. They are not my foes. They are not Muslim. They are people like me who make mistakes, but they are not people who when they are reminded, for example, if I'm doing something which amounts to, to rebuy, if I'm about to backbite, somebody and somebody says please, what you're about to say is about the backbiting. I said, No, no, you know, I didn't mean it.
Do not be deaf to the warning of Allah subhanaw taala Do not be blind to the warning.
If you are reminded, if you are doing something wrong, or you are starting to do something wrong, and somebody remind you they're doing a favor, don't argue with them don't justify, stop doing. And that's what Allah is saying here. Those who when they are reminded of the Ayat of Allah, and there are signs in the Quran of the rub, they are not deaf and blind to them in and the number nine one and the last one is those who say, oh Rob bestow on us from our spouses and our offspring, those who will be the comfort of our eyes and make us leaders for the moutoku.
And do and these people. Allah subhanho wa Taala promised the reward where Allah, Allah said, we will use zonal water Fatah Bhima sabado. While you will not Kona fee, hey, Tom was Salam. Holly Dina has to not Mr. Khurana one mahkamah. Allah said and they will be rewarded with the highest place in gender. They will be rewarded with nostril awesome told us he said ask Allah for genital for those who said ask Allah for the best. ask Allah for genital for those. And that's why we ask Allah for this. And Allah said they will be rewarded with the highest place in Jannah.
Huge zonal warfare that be possible because of their cyber and they're in they will be met they will be greeted. What the hell Tomas Allah? Yeah, well you look commoner via the Heyerdahl was a llama they will be greeted with Salaam we ask a lot of makers among them. Harley Dena fee ha How long will they stay there forever has to not muster Rama comma abiding there in excellent it is as an abort. And as it pleased to Well, I asked Allah subhanaw taala for this for myself and for all of you, my brothers and sisters Alhamdulillah we have a beautiful religion. We have everyone in this world wants success. We also want success. We want success not only in this life but also in the
hereafter. And Allah subhanaw taala told us how we can get that. And Allah gave us the qualities. It's up to us now to inculcate these qualities in ourselves. inshallah, in the next classes, we'll go over this, each of these one by one, but for now, I ask Allah subhanaw taala to make us among those who will be who will live our lives like abajo Rafa and who will die like around the rock band and who will be resurrected with the above the rock band, and who will be given genital for those who are with a bad rock man, the primary and the supreme and the best of them being Rasul Allah He sallallahu alayhi wa he was Abu Salah, was Allah Allah Allah, Allah will Karim Allah voila, he was
happy he has made the Romantic era hamara amin al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.