Jumuah 080 The Akhlaq Series Pt4
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
In Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala Chateau Colombia. While he was happy, he was one of
my dear brothers and sisters and elders. We continue inshallah with the series of lectures on the lessons from Surah 200.
And these have to do with our attitude and behavior, which lead to safety and security of the self in this world and to gender in the ACA in sha Allah.
It is the beauty of Islam, that these instructions are such that no matter whether you are Muslim or not, there are matters that can only lead to good for the one who applies them in his life.
If there is a single incident in the zerah Muhammad Rasul Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
about which it can be said that this is the most significant, it is the hijra from Mecca to Medina.
And consequently, as a result of that, when the question came of
creating a Muslim Islamic calendar,
there used to be an Arab calendar, which was not an Islamic calendar. That's how we still have the same months. But when the time came of creating a Islamic calendar during the collapse of Omar Catalano, the Sahaba did not choose as the first day of the calendar the day to begin the calendar from the Sahaba did not choose the birthday of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam for the simple reason that that day was not known.
It wasn't known then it is still not known.
They did not choose the day of his death of his passing away, which was well known, and that was the 12th of robiola. Well, they didn't choose that day as the first day. They chose the day when abishola solemn, made the hijra from Mecca to Medina the day when he entered Medina.
Now if we look at this, and we say well, what is the significance of this? The significance of hazrath is the question of taking an action,
a conscious action, to move away from the disobedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala, to the obedience of Allah subhana wa Taala to move away from a land where it is either impossible or difficult to follow the axiom of Allah, to a land where it is easy to do that,
to move away in our minds and in our hearts from a place of disobedience of Allah, a place of obedience of our own knifes and the obedience of shaitaan. To a place of the obedience of Allah heyedrate is both physical and material as well as
conceptual and spiritual.
The actual hegira was done the physical movement from point to point was done by Allah is Allah Allah Allah is Allah many Sahaba rezwan Allah Allah image mine and even to this day, somebody can move from a place of residence, where they have difficulty in following the accom of Islam to another place of residence where it is easier to do that. And with this near the Hydra inshallah Allah will give them the the Nia, but the Hydra which was for that that time it was compulsory,
that is no longer further. In the material sense it is not compulsory for a person to move from point A to point B.
But what still remains with us and inshallah We ask Allah to give us the same reward for that is the hatred in our life, the hatred In our attitudes, the hatred In our thinking, the hatred In our feelings, our thoughts, our hopes and aspirations, the hatred In our actions, whereby we consciously move away from a place of disobedience of Allah, we consciously move away from a place where we follow our, the heart of our enough's where we follow the desires of our heart into a place where we say, our overall Oberon aka Robin, our la kamasi, where we say that Allah, we hear and we obey, without question without argument without resistance, and we obey with a great deal of joy. And we
obey with a sense of great honor that you have chosen to give this instruction to us. You would have left us like animals in the wild to eat and drink and die. But you did not do that. You send your column you send your Nabhi and for this, we are grateful. You could have
left us to, to to eat and drink and die like the animals of the fields. But you did not do that you gave us the job of worshipping you what is higher than the job of worshiping Allah, you get you made us possible to put our head on the ground for you call the such the which made which takes us closer to you. This is something that we are grateful for how many of us actually make a sajida of sugar. So for the fact that we can make such that.
Think about this, we seem to be living our lives like like robots,
like windup toys,
mechanically doing things, without even thinking, I'm not even talking about the people who don't pray and so on. So I'm talking about the people who do pray, how many of us pray with the consciousness, that this thing which we are doing this thing that we are about to do is the highest possible action in terms of honor that a human being can possibly do? I've mentioned this before and another that in Islam, there is no caste system, but in religions, which have a caste system, irrespective of time and place, irrespective of civilization. The highest caste is always the caste of the priests.
Whether it was the civilization of Carthage or Rome, whether it was the civilization of the Greeks and the Persians, whether it was the civilization of the Hindus, whether it was the civilization of the Sikhs and the Christians, the highest cost is always the priests who the people who worship God.
Islam open the eyes of humanity to reality and said, there is no caste system. It is not the job, you cannot outsource worship to somebody else. You cannot outsource it to someone and say you do the worship for me. the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala is a great honor that has been given to every single man and woman irrespective of caste and creed, irrespective of color and nationality, irrespective of age. Once they are beyond a certain age, the age of majority, then worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala is an honor that they receive. Unfortunately, the way we teach these things is so bad, which we teach it as the worship is a is a is like a millstone around the neck that gets put
once you have reached maturity, teach your children properly. Tell them that this is an aspirational thing. This is an honor that you are going to get.
This is an honor that you're going to get. And even before majority it's not. It's not prohibited to you. You can watch it from the time you are a year old or two years old, five years old, no problem or hamdulillah. But once you come to that you have now majority you have now graduated, you are now officially a worshipper of Allah subhanho wa Taala. This is a great honor that has been bestowed upon you.
Teach them properly, this the property the value of worshipping of Allah subhanho wa Taala something that there is nothing beyond this, there is nothing which is a greater honor than to worship the one who created us.
And therefore the concept of hijra is both figurative and literal. And as I said, that it is important for us to do it consciously and think about it, and to ensure that we make this hijra in our lives, from actions of disobedience, to actions of obedience. And please understand the people who made the hedgerow physically from Mecca to Medina, they suffered trials and tribulations, they suffered difficulties. And so also if you move away from groupings and from gatherings of disobedience, where you were a moving spirit behind that,
and one day you don't turn up now, and then somebody says, Where are you? How is it you're not here with us? And you just already I sorry, I've made history, I've decided that that's not where I want to be. I am in another place, which is a place of obedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And I also invite you to come here, believe me, people, some people will be happy. Some people will think you are nuts. Some people will say You're crazy. But believe me also, that I don't think there is anybody who will shoot you. I don't think there's anyone who will confiscate your property for that reason. I don't think there's anyone who will kill your children for that reason. All of which
happened to the Sahaba is one Allahu Allah He made mine for doing exactly that, for leaving those gatherings and going into gatherings of the vicar of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Some of them lost their lives. Some of them lost their property, some of them lost their children. Some of them lost their positions of authority, but they still did it.
They still did it. And then Allah subhanho wa Taala open other doors of His grace and His bounty of his Baraka and his Rama and of His forgiveness and the gate and the gates of genital for those who Allah
And Allah subhanaw taala left those gates open for those who follow those people in excellence, the eye of which I decided last Juma Surah Surah Tauba number 100 where Allah subhanaw taala said Subhana Allah wa una mineral mohajir in our Ansari wala Xena, Hassan, radi Allahu anhu
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Allah subhanaw taala said Allah is pleased with them with a Savio. cornella valonna Mr. Mahajan, avanzar. The people who were the first among the migrants, Mahajan and the unseren, who had them,
and allies pleased with those who follow them.
They follow them in excellence until the day of judgment. And as I mentioned earlier, this is the Rama of Allah subhanaw taala, who left this door open, he did not close the door with the Sahaba
he closed he left the door open for all those who come in and walk the path of the Sahaba.
I remind myself and you that this door is open for every single one of us as long as there is life in our body.
And I also remind myself, when you that we do not know how long this life will remain.
So let us make the Nia to make hedger now, make the heyedrate in your life, from a state of disobedience to a state of obedience. Don't Don't delay, don't hesitate, because we don't know when that door will close.
My brothers and sisters, the Quran is called alpha con, because it separates good from evil. The Battle of buzzer was also called alpha con for the same reason, Islam came to proclaim good and forbid evil, so that all people can live in peace and harmony in an ethical and moral society. shaitan and his agents oppose this, and will continue to do so this is the primordial struggle. And Islam will always call its followers to make the choice between good and evil. And so let us be prepared.
The world today that we live in, and even more than one in the future as we can envisage is a world of high complexity. where information is ever easier to access. Power is concentrated in the hands of an elite. The balance of factors that dictate the very survival of our planet, is in great danger of being upset, perhaps irretrievably. The society we live in is one that is stratified on lines of economic, racial, national, religious and power divisions. And this divide is growing
materially in terms of gadgets, tools, resources, money, we have more than we probably ever had before. What we don't have criteria for decision making that are based on ethical and moral values, criteria that are inclusive, and take into account those who have little, and that little is in danger of being eliminated. criteria that plays greater importance on integrity than on accumulating material wealth, criteria that focus on the long term impact of short term strategies, criteria where we hold ourselves accountable for our actions, even if nobody else does. criteria, where we stand by our word, live by our creed, and act, according to our values, concerned only about leaving
a legacy of honor for those who come after us. When we read the zero of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam. We realize that the world that he lived in was uncannily similar to the one that we live in today, in terms of its trends, focus of attention, and problems. And this gives us great hope, when we look at learning leadership lessons from his life. Because if the problems are very like our own, and they were solved using his methods, then we have reason to believe that those methods will transcend the centuries and come to our aid today when we are reeling under the negative impact of forces that we face. A tried and tested method, which works is preferable to a theory that is new,
and add best experimental, especially when that method was divine. And the one implemented was divinely guided. Such a method can never fail. History is witness.
My brothers and sisters,
Allah subhanho wa Taala
gave us this incident the history of Hydra, which is really the history of our many ambia were driven out of the lands some work
Many other people who are not unbeatable who stood for the truth were killed. And this opposition to the truth continues to come in no one predicted this opposition Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi salam when he heard the story of the revolution and that is why the reward for this
hijra is so great.
In this context, I want to present to you the next item
that we have been studying to understand what Allah subhanaw taala tells us about remaining together.
I can say with total certainty, that if I ask any Muslim anywhere to tell me the single most critical problem that we face, he or she will tell me divisions in the oma
everybody. You tell them what is the biggest problem we face? What do they say divisions in the oma? If they laugh in the oma
we all agree that we are divided. So what is the solution?
The solution is to go back to the zero of Rasul Allah is Allah Allah Allah Azza wa sallam, and see how he brought together people who are as divided as we are, and forged a single community which became benchmarks to the world.
That is the blessing of divine guidance, the miracle of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam which is with us to this day, the Quran is divine. It is not a creative thing. It is the Kalam of Allah, his speech and His revelation. This is a proven fact with incontrovertible evidence. It is part of our creed to believe this with complete certainty, the one who deny the divine nature of the Quran has left Islam.
May Allah protect us?
Allah subhanho wa Taala and surah Tina number nine, which is what we are looking at today said
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Firstly obeying the law, the law
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what taco law. What law Holla Holla contura.
Allah Serrano Donna mentioned which means and if two parties or groups among the believers fall to fighting between themselves, then make peace between them both. But if one of them rebels against the other, then join up with the one who didn't rebel against the one with rebels and vide them until that group complies with the command of Allah. And then if it complies, make reconciliation between them justly and be equitable.
Verily, Allah subhanho wa Taala loves those who are equitable. The believers are nothing else but brothers in Islam. So make reconciliation between your brothers and fear Allah that you may receive His mercy.
The as Baba knows all of this ayah
as recorded in the book called as Baba knows all of Alba hazy and has been microbial llanos related, related and said, he said I said to rubbish Allah is Allah Monday Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi salam, why don't you visit Hawaii, Abdullah ibn away?
Who was the leader of the Marathi?
sola sola Salam agreed and he decided to visit him and he mounted and asked and some Muslims walked with Him and has been Malaga. Delano says the ground was full of dust and it was covered with menu and various things. And when we reached where Abdullah of Norway was sitting with some of his followers, Abdullah Abdullah is at Ross lm he said go away. Your ass stinks. And I find that offensive.
So one of the Sahaba who was with him got very angry, and he said probably live nearby. He said your stink is worse than the stink of the US.
And so there were some angry words exchanged and some people came to blows. And that is where this ayah was revealed about fighting between the believers
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narrated babble hora delanco Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam said the doors of Jenna are opened on Monday and Thursday. Every Muslim who does not associate anything with Allah is forgiven, except for the man who has enmity between him and his brother. And it is said about him, leave these two until they have made a reconciliation, leave these two until they have made a reconciliation.
About what I know delana reported from us all Isola Salaam, in another holidays, which is recorded and Muslim.
Were also Rosa Sallam said the deeds of people will be presented every week on today's Monday and Thursday and every believing slave would be granted pardon except the one in whose heart there is rancor against his brother. And it would be said, leave them and put them off until they reconciliate.
I remind myself when you
the purpose of listening to advice, the purpose of listening to remind us is to implement what we hear, not just to listen and go away. And therefore think about those people. Today we have a situation where we have brothers who do not talk to brothers, blood brothers who do not talk to each other. We have the children of brothers who are disrespectful to their uncles because the fathers do not agree.
What kind of corruption Are you spreading in society.
You teach your children to be disrespectful to the elders, because you cannot make you cannot see eye to eye with that elder what kind of corruption who's responsible for this.
So make any and now that because this value of the column of Allah has been presented to you make an error now that you will forgive whoever is in your heart against whom you have something. Forgive them make up with them, call them upon the horn. speak to them, or at least minimum. Just forgive them in your heart. Yes.
That is weak. And I know you didn't have lunch but can I hear some slightly louder?
Allah subhanho wa Taala directs us about what we should do when faced with conflict.
He told us to be just he did not tell us to side with our own friends and relatives.
In another place Allah subhanaw taala said
yeah, are you Allah Xena Amano. Kurokawa Mina bill this de Shahada lillahi Walla Walla
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fala w el Hawa and daddy Lu. We're in Gulu torito for inala Ghana Bhima dama Luna hubiera in Surah, Nisa, Allah Raja Raja, do you believe stand out firmly for justice? What do we know about is we begin with Yeah, I love
Hong Kong, Hong Kong, these are eyes of Hong Kong of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Wherever Allah subhanaw taala said yeah, you know, it is
Allah subhanaw taala saying yeah, you know, you believe stand out firmly for justice as witness to Allah, even if it is against yourself, or your parents, or your kith and kin, your, your your relatives, be he rich or poor.
Allah subhanho wa Taala is a better protect for you
and do not follow the last of your hearts, lest you may avoid justice. Less you may do injustice. And if you distort your witness, or refuse to give witness, Verily Allah Subhana Allah is Ever well acquainted with what you do.
This ayah was recently displayed in Harvard Law School as an exemplary statement, which shows the pinnacle of justice that Islam advocates. Many people sent me this news. And the internet was buzzing with what Harvard Law School had done.
I wonder how many of those who are clicking their mice sending this ayah and sending this news all over the internet took a moment to look into their own lives, to see what they were doing with respect to ensuring justice to their own wives and husbands to their brothers and sisters and to those in their own circle of influence.
remind myself when you to remember that the ayat of the Quran in their head is on which Allah Selim came to be read and implemented in our lives, not simply to be forwarded on the internet.
The Hadees of
the ayat of the Quran is not your Facebook status.
It is your actual personal status.
How many of us saw this news? How many of us read this? And how many of us then reflected and said, am I being just to myself? Am I being just to those who work for me? Am I being just to those I work for? Am I being just to my friends and relatives, my parents and children and so on and so on? Did we ask this question, should we ask this question? Yes or no?
Do we want the Ayat of Allah subhanho wa Taala to be a witness for us or against us? Because there is no third position.
There is no third position, the Ayat of Allah subhanaw taala will be inshallah witness for us in our favor, ask Allah subhanaw taala to make this for us inshallah. But if we deny those if I'm not saying you deny them verbally, of course, you will not. But ignore the hug of of Allah is to deny that hokum
to deliberately act against that hookup of Allah is to deny that Allah subhanaw taala said be just not to be just is a denial of the hokum of Allah subhanaw taala even though I may not say that with my tongue,
my brothers or sisters, let us be aware, let us not make the Koran a witness against us.
And again, this is not my imagination in South Africa. Allah subhanaw taala specifically mentioned this and he said the Nabi will say Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam will say,
What will he say?
For Mahara? He will say Allah these people have taken my people have taken this Quran and throw it behind their backs.
Ask yourself Do you want Muhammad Rasul Allah salam to be a witness for you. Or do you want Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam to be a witness against you?
As I said, there is no third position. It's one of these two. And we Alhamdulillah as long as there is life in our body, which there is just now we have the chance to ensure that the Kalam of Allah and the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam will be witnesses in our favor insha Allah.
And therefore, the first principle that is being emphasized in this is sort of
reinforced and supported by the ayah Surah Nisa
is that we must ensure that justice is done, no matter who is involved.
That is the problem. That is a problem. Everyone wants justice as long as it is for ourselves.
But when that justice means that we have to give up something that is the test of whether Allah subhana wa Taala is dearer to us, or whether this dunya which we know we have to live,
whether this is dearer to us.
So the first thing that we that is being emphasized is that we ensure that justice is done, no matter who is involved. And then we are directed that if one of the parties renege on the agreement, and goes back on their word, then we must side with a party that honored the agreement to ensure that justice is done. But if those that ran it returned to the truth, then there must not be any more enmity against those people. Allah subhanaw taala directly ordered us to reconcile and make peace between our brothers. Islam accepts and understands that justice is the cause for peace. Today, we hear a lot of people wanting peace. And they don't realize that every effect, to have an
effect, you have to address the cause. You cannot create or change and effect without addressing the cause.
Peace is an effect. Peace is not a cause. Peace is the effect of justice. Justice is the cause, the result of which is peace. People want peace, but they do not want to establish justice. They want injustice to remain, but they want peace to happen. It that will not happen till the Day of Judgment.
It is completely logically impossible.
It's logically impossible cannot happen.
If you want peace, you have to establish justice. And sometimes
that means that you have to accept that you are
The one who is unjust, that you are the oppressor, you have to stop oppressing, you have to make amends, you have to apologize, you have to compensate. And you have to move back and say I was wrong. Only when the person is willing to do that, then Believe me, peace is a natural consequence has to happen. There is no way that just societies have violence. There is no way that just societies have a lack of peace that they have never read the history of the world. One of our problems is we don't read history, read the history of the world, wherever justice was established, there was always peace, that wherever justice was not established, you will always have those who
will fight against the operation.
The oppressors have a definition for peace. And that definition of the oppressor is what? Lack of opposition.
That's not peace. That's not peace, the oppressor cause peace as lack of opposition to his injustice. Islam says peace is a result of establishing the Justice which Allah subhanaw taala created and see the principle of justice. Allah says be a witness against your own self meaning what meaning accept that you are the one who is the problem. Change that apologize, move back. Be a witness against your own father, against your own mother against your own brother, your own sister if necessary. If they are the oppressors
don't side with your Kabbalah. Don't side with your nationality, don't side with your dad don't side with your family side with the truth.
My brother and sisters Islam spread by the winning of hearts. It did not spread by the winning of arguments. It did not spread by the sword or the gun or the stick or whatever, because ideology is a matter of belief. Belief cannot be enforced no belief.
Belief cannot be enforced.
My brothers and sisters, please see the Sierra
when does Allah is Allah Salaam conquered Makkah, he had his mortal enemies, who had tortured him dispossessed him, killed his companions, and hounded him out of his own home. He had them in his hand. He had them in his power to do with as he pleased.
Before we look at what he actually did, let me ask you a question. Those who dislike and slander and hold enemity in your heart against that any one of them dispossess you? Did any one of them torture you? Did they kill your family and companions? And did that drive you out of your home? If not, then how is it that you say you love Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, but you don't do what he did. And that is our problem. We say we are prepared to die for us.
But we are not prepared to live for suasana
This is our problem.
rasulillah salam when he had his enemies in his hand, he eliminated enmity. He did not eliminate his enemies. He eliminated enmity. Busan aka Navy de Lucia de comida.
He did not eliminate enemies, he eliminated enmity. He forgave them, thereby putting an end to enmity forever. If he had extracted revenge, as was his right, some enemies would have been eliminated. But enmity would have got a new lease of life and would have poisoned his life and his mission forever. by forgiving his enemies, he took the wind out of their sails and made them as slaves without a single chain around their necks or their ankles.
Or brothers or sisters. What had to be said has been said. Now all that remains is to act. For results to happen. It is action, not speech. Which matters was Salahuddin Abdul Karim Allah Allah He was heavy as main erotica, Muhammad