Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
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Valera Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam O Allah freedom be able more silly Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam this live on Sierra Nevada
My dear brothers, sisters
Alhamdulillah we are in the
we are starting the Class of,
of the lessons from the lives of the ambala salaam. And I want to start the
we just finished the life of New Orleans Salaam and all the wonderful lessons that we learned from it. And we are now going to start inshallah, the life of Ibrahim alayhi salam.
We ask Allah subhanaw taala
to be pleased with
all of you, and to be pleased with us, and to enable us to learn from the lives of his
Amir, his messengers,
his prophets, all of whom came to be followed.
Well, Marcella Mira su Lin Illa de la de la, la Santa Rosa in the eyes of sort of the Nisa, we have sent no messenger but to be obeyed by Allah subhanho wa Taala order. The reason why messengers came is because Allah subhanho wa Taala loves his creatures, Allah subhanaw taala loves us, Allah subhanho wa Taala della della who wants us to live a life, which is full of Baraka and higher and benefit in this world, and to have a beautiful reception when we meet him on the Day of Judgment.
That is the reason why Allah subhanaw taala sent us a complete way of life which we know as Islam. Islam is perhaps the only religion which has
something to say about every aspect of our life. This is not because somebody is wanting to dominate you or somebody is wanting to take away all your all the spontaneity from your life or somebody wants to take away all the adventure from your life. It's because it just makes good sense that if there is a right way, if there is a best way, then you should be informed about that best way whether you choose to take that best way or you still want to learn the hard way is up to you. And Islam does not force you to accept Islam. Allah doesn't hold hola como Pico for mansha for human woman Shafilea for Allah subhanaw taala said say to them we are Allah say to them, Mohammed Salatu,
salam, Allah Kumara because the truth is your Lord The truth is your rub Allah subhanho wa Taala delusional for one share provincia illumine longifolia for the one who wants to believe it may believe that the one who wants to reject it may reject it. There is no compulsion lycra haffi Deen katavi Anna Ross domina Lee, there is no compulsion in religion and the cutaway and
the differentiation between the between right guidance and between lack of guidance between Miss guidance has been clearly demarcated. So this is the beauty of Islam. Islam does not force anyone to do anything. But the issue is this is like saying, you know, if you're sitting in a car, and you say, well,
it is good for you to wear a life alive belt,
a seatbelt. Good for you to wear a seatbelt. So you're in the car, you're driving, and you say I must wear a seatbelt. This is the law. Now imagine you are living in a country where this is not the law. There are some countries where this is not the law, even if it is the law, you know, the police people, they don't really
they don't enforce that particular law. So you might say, Well, you know, I don't care. I mean, it may be a law, but I'm not gonna wear a seatbelt. Now, do you think that if there is an accident,
just because it was not the law.
The fact that you are not wearing a seatbelt? Do you think that you will not come to any harm because of that?
I mean, there is an intrinsic goodness there is an intrinsic benefit in wearing a seatbelt.
Whether it is a law or not, is not important, if it is a law, fantastic are also following the law. But even if it is not the law, it just makes good sense to do that which is right to do that, which is beneficial to do that, which is this the path of safety and good sense.
This is the issue of religion. This is the issue of Islam, it just makes good sense to follow it. Because
even though there is no compulsion, you're not being forced, but it is good sense because this is the right way. How do we know it is the right way? Because the one who created the earth and all that it contains, which includes us, has told us that it is the right way? Because that's the other question. How do I know if it is right? I mean, I'm saying something, you know, maybe I'm wrong, maybe I'm mistaken. Maybe I I don't really understand the situation. But you can't say that about Allah subhanaw taala himself Allah can be wrong Allah you can't say Allah doesn't understand this Jewish you can say Allah doesn't really know you know, my my times are different. The Times of Rosa
Rosa Salaam are different. These are the usual arguments, but I mean, they're so easy to refute. And there's no need even to to refute them in the people can themselves think about this and they will realize how pointless that argument is, because what is good is good, a seatbelt is good, whether it is this entity that essentially you are you are taking a safety precaution, wearing a life vest, if you are on a board, it makes good sense. It doesn't matter whether you are on a sailboat or a motorboat, or whether you are on a on a ship or whatnot.
These are independently good things. So therefore Alhamdulillah Islam is like that Islam is good, no matter which century we live in, Take, for example, the law in Islam, which is against interest based earnings. Right? This was the same law in the in the Torah with the with the Jews 2000 years ago, this was the same law which came to the Christians and people chose to ignore it people chose to despite the law being there, people chose to deal in interest that they chose to create economies based on interest. And what is the result of that the result is great depressions The result is a fluctuation in fluctuating economy going up and down, up and down. And every every so many years,
the the there is an economic collapse. And then of course, all the bankers still get rich, I mean, that nothing happens to them is the poor people, the people who deal in those in that interest who pay who borrow on interests, who are on the road, wha hoo go down the drain. For what I mean, if they if people had followed what Islam preached, which was a zero based zero interest based economy, an economy where the loss and profit are both shared by both the borrower, the borrower and the lender, where the borrower is not paying interest and the lender is not charging interest, if that was what was the case, then you would not have these economic fluctuations, you would not have this
thing going up and down like that, you would not face these these
cycles of Ruin every few years. Right now, the we are here 20 2020 When was the last one it happened? I mean, imagine we had one in 2002 2008. I mean, every now it's getting more and more rapid for that matter. Right. So the point is that more more frequent for that matter. This is the point is that Alhamdulillah the religion came for our benefit Allah subhanaw taala is Allah. Allah is free from all warns Allah is free from all needs. Allah subhanaw taala is free from, from all of those things. Unless $100 Allah, Allah subhanaw taala is the one who does not need anything, and who Everything needs a love you all need Allah subhanho wa Taala we need his kindness, we need his
mercy. We need His power, His glory, his authority, we need his strength. We need what he provides us in every single aspect, much of it with much of which we understand and much of which we don't understand, we still need a lot of nanotechnology little right now we need Allah subhanaw taala as mercy to free us from this COVID virus calamity that we are facing. We ask Allah subhanaw taala we make. And we ask Allah Subhana Allah to save us from this, and to help us to get out of this. So the point I'm making is that this is the one who taught us this deed. And he did that through his messengers, there is Allah subhanaw taala says and other places in the Quran, that there is no place
to which a warner a messenger has not been sent. So every place on the earth, Allah has not named all of them. There were hundreds of hundreds of them, hundreds of 1000s of them, obviously from the time
mankind came onto the earth. So Allah has not named all of them. There are about 25 or so named nakara. So if somebody asks us a question, I dealt with this in the first lesson also, but I'm just sort of repeating a few of the important points. The if somebody asks a question
Question about a particular person about a particular historical or mythological person to say, is it possible that that person may have been a messenger of Allah may have been a soul may have been an Abbe, the right answer to say to give is that if that person happens to be somebody who's not mentioned in the Quran, the right answer to give is, I don't know. Right? I don't know. Is it possible Anything is possible, how would you know is to if the teachings of that person
are available, then you could look at the teachings and you could see if that person preached, worshipping only Allah subhanaw taala and nobody else
in that person, priest, you know, no shirt, no idol worship, then this person will be possibly, it is a possibility that this person may be a man may have been a messenger of Allah subhanaw taala. On the contrary, if the person pleased idol worship if the person preached, joining partners with Allah subhanaw taala, then obviously this is not possible that person could not have been a messenger of Allah subhanaw taala. Anyway, we are not in the realm of conjecture and guessing so I'm just mentioning this in passing. Today we are going to start the life of Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam, one of his titles, beautiful title is Holly Lola.
I just want to make a mention of this. The word hollywell by itself means friend and it means in Arabic, there are several words for friend there is a meal there is avec
there is Holly, there is Wally, all of these are different words, meaning friend, but in Arabic language, each of these words actually describes a different level of friendship, right different levels of level of friendship. Some friend who is more like an acquaintance, not really a friend is not total acquaintance, you will still say is a friend but he's you know, he's like that, for example, in terms of your house. This is the friend who you would talk to sitting on the patio sitting on the deck sitting on the on the veranda. Then there is another friend who you would invite into the house, say and you will talk to him sitting in the drawing room sitting in your in your
living room. And then there is another friend who literally that friend has access to you anywhere in the house. This friend knows everything about you, this friend probably even has your bank account number and passwords. This person is so completely and totally trusted by you that you cannot even imagine that this person will ever deceive you. But that is the person who like Holly in Dana, human sense, right? You said this person is in a hurry because this person is so completely and totally trustworthy. And I trust that person. And that person would be a hurry wouldn't just be a friend, friend. But this is such a close friend. Any of your difficulties troubles, you would tell
that friend, that friend would tell you they would you would commiserate with our friend, you would be his closest confidant, his closest advisor and the friend would be your closest confidant advisor. And there would not be anything where you would say that this friend will let me down there's no way I completely and totally trust this person, with my life and even more importantly with my reputation. So I think that is the kind of friendship on a human level. I mean, you say this, when you when these terms are used with respect Allah subhanaw taala, we have to also understand that with Allah subhanaw taala, the term something like friend, is not applicable in the
same way that it is to a human being. Because the first thing about friendship is that friendship implies equality, right? I can be friends with somebody who's like me, who is at the at the same level as me, at least minimum that person is also a human being, or also a creature of this earth. But with Allah subhanaw taala nobody can be a friend. So that's why translating Holly Lola as friend of Allah, Allah aka DOS, this is a completely wrong translation one must not translate it like that would be the favorite slave of Allah subhanho wa Taala This is a person who Allah Subhana love more than anybody else of the time. So that is how you would say Holly, then habibollah Muhammad Rasul
Allah subhanaw taala, the Beloved of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now that's that's another level of closeness, which is which even supersedes that of the Khalid Toka Lula Ibrahim Alayhi Salam is known, and therefore you have a salams position with Allah subhanaw taala is different from anybody else, different from anybody else. And this whole story of Iran and Islam is a story of that relationship of that relationship between the ABS and his rub between the slave and his creator and his Lord and His master.
Allah subhanaw taala there are so many, many, many lessons in the Life of Brian Melissa, I asked Allah subhanaw taala to enable me to do some measure of justice to that I cannot even I don't even make dua to make to do full justice. I don't think I can do that, while Allah but to the extent possible, inshallah, ask Allah to enable me to try to do some justice to that whole
to that beautiful life of Ibrahim alayhi salatu.
Salam was not Arab. Ibrahim Ali Salam was born in cannon and cannon was
a large and prosperous country. At times of its history, it was independent. At other times, it was a tributary to Egypt, it paid tribute to the kingdom of Egypt, which this area of canal roughly corresponds to present day. Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Israel. And it's also known as Phoenicia. So the Phoenicians were the Canaanites. And this is one of the great civilizations of the time. And so cannon was from the Canaanites were people of that place.
side of the grid, the Persian Emperor, he conquered Phoenicia he conquered cannon in 539 BC. That would be close to what, a little bit over 2000 years from today, the person then they divided Phoenicia into four vassal kingdoms, and they, they prospered and they've furnished fleets for the Persian kings. Phoenicians were great shipbuilders, they were great. See travelers financial influence declined after this. And it's likely that man much of the Phoenician population migrated to Carthage and other colonies following the Persian conquest by the Romans.
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Bramley Salam is mentioned in the Quran 112 times so you can imagine what an important person in Ramallah Salaam is, as far as the column of Allah is concerned. Allah subhanaw taala quoted him as an example to be followed the Swahili Salaam sudo to blame is named after him. Eventually Salam had no oma as such he had no people of era him like massage salon had the Bani Israel one of the biggest of the oma and then of course, we are the people of Bahamas on a salad. And we of course we are also the people who often primarily salon, but he will always love her no mama by himself. No Mama, but Allah subhanho wa Taala said can Obama said he's an oma by himself. Now that I once again shows us
the importance and the magnificence. This is one of the vial of evil Emily's salah and he had this very, very special relationship with Allah subhanaw taala inshallah we will see, see many instances of that as we go forward in this series of lessons on Hebrew militia. Now Allah subhanaw taala guided Ibrahim Alayhi Salam and Allah Azza wa laqad Athena Ibrahima Rashida who mean kaaboo acuna v alameen, Allah Sarah and indeed we stored for a four time and Ibrahim alayhis salaam, his portion of guidance, and we were well acquainted with him in terms of his belief in Allah subhanaw taala. Imagine what kind of a person is that whose Eman And whose belief who's a witness of his belief,
Allah subhanaw taala himself. This is the this is why we must study our religion because it gives us an example of who we follow, why we follow, and what wonderful examples these are that before. Now whatever they said, I'm
probably had just about two followers his wife, Sarah, and Ruth Elisa Lam, who also became an OB D who was his nephew, and yet Allah subhanaw taala called him enuma imagine what kind of person is that? That Allah subhanaw taala called him in Ramallah Cerebro in Ibrahima Karna Amata neaton Lillahi hanifa wollombi akumina machinic. In a very liberal MLA Salam was an oma he was a nation and himself obedient to Allah. Hannifin, meaning that he did not worship anyone other than Allah. He did not join partners with Allah. He did not do any kind of thing like that. And he was not one of them, who were machico who were polytheists he worship no one with Allah, and he joined no one in the
worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And who is bearing witness for this? Allah subhanho wa Taala himself. Now imagine this alone, and we have many many evidences of the greatness
Glory of environmental ceramah. This one is sufficient for us to understand what kind of man he must have been. That is Raj Jalla Jalla, who is the witness, for him is his witness for him. And Allah is the one who was praising him and he's saying that even though he was a single man, he was a nation by himself.
Allah said, God cannot la como Swatantra Hassan Adolphe Ibrahim
montina. Allah said Indeed, there has been an excellent example for you. In Ibrahim alayhis, Salam. ala rasulillah is Allahu alayhi wa sallam is being told this, that for your best example is that a grammar lesson I mean, meaning that for him meaning for all of us for the Omar homosassa, if Emily Salaam is the is the is an excellent example of himself is the best example for all of us. And he is disabled mostly, he is the man with a moment of being the man with a beer and he is the heart of MonaVie and is the last and final of the messengers of Allah subhanaw taala rasulillah salam is the in terms of the cambiar Lima Salam he is a descendant of a very family Salaam and he is a he's the
last and final of them. And Allah is telling him that rimal is Salam is the best example
for for all of humankind. Now, you may have heard it said I'm was known for among many things, and this shows us the importance of what I'm about to say, What was he known for? What did Allah subhanaw taala specially mentioned? Unless it in Ibrahima la in the Ibrahima love wa Hoon haleem. Allah said, Ibrahim Alayhi Salam is very forbear is very forbearing he is very kind and he's very soft hearted. When mama ganas Devaraj he Malia we worry that in other words, Yahoo for Allah mata bhajana Allahu Allahu Allah will delay tomorrow. I mean, in a Rahim, Allah lawan haleem announcement Allah
is saying that Ibrahim or Islam dua for his father's father's forgiveness was only because of a promise that he had made to him, that is to the to his father, but when it became clear to him that the father was an enemy of Allah, He dissociated himself from him. Verily, Ibrahim Alayhi Salam was a word used to invoke Allah subhanaw taala with humility and glorify Him and remember him a great deal and was very forbearing and this is from the seat uncor to be
then Allah subhanaw taala said, he mentioned the drop of Ibrahim Alayhi Salam and he said would be known as a little nag casita Minh and as someone who even who mini mama now Swanee for in Chicago for over here.
See this beautiful dot? Allah said, Oh, my Rob, they have indeed led astray, many among mankind is talking about those who are preaching polytheism those who were preaching, or telling people to do not to worship Allah subhanaw taala. So he says, Oh, my Arab, they have indeed led astray many among mankind. But whoever follows me, verily, he's off me. And whoever disobeys me, still, you are indeed the most forgiving, and the Most Merciful. See, this is this is the nature of Ibrahim alayhis salam. This is the nature of kindness. He's not saying those of those who follow me, they are from me, so forgive them, but those who reject me those who refuse to obey me, Allah destroy them. You're not
saying that, right? He's not saying he's a Allah, those who follow me they are with Mandela, they are following me so Alhamdulillah you know, I make dua for them and for but Allah though even those who reject me, Allah but you are the greatest, Oh Allah, you are the most forgiving, you are the Most Merciful. Yes, they are. Make no mistake, but he Allah forgives them anyway. He has they are going astray. But Allah guide them to the right path, so that they do not suffer when they meet you. This is the nature of
Ibrahim alayhis salam, the nature of his kindness right.
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whatever it is now. Then Allah subhanaw taala mentioned in Bramley Salaam, wherever I was ROM is talking about the mercy of Allah. And he said kala, My yoke not to me
rahmati Robbie, he Illa ball, Lord, he says, and he said Rama samsara whoever despairs of the mercy of Islam geladeira who, who despairs of the mercy of Islam, except the ones who are straight, so to despair of the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala, as COVID is to deny Allah because the mercy of Allah, the Rama of Allah subhanaw taala is one of the houses of Allah is one of the support of Allah subhanaw taala, the one who denies it is denying the support of Allah. So therefore, he has denied Allah subhanaw taala brothers sisters,
even though Melissa
was somebody who believed in the mercy of Allah, who preached about this, and who always had a draw for it, and he asked Allah subhanaw taala, to forgive even those who disobeyed him
in terms of hospitality and compassion of your grandmother is Salam we continue Allah subhanaw taala mentioned all of the ayat of surah, to dheireadh, from 24, to 35, where the the translation of it is, well illustrated as it has the story reach two of the honored guests, these were given a syrup and two more of Ibrahim alayhi salam, when they came into him and said salam, he answered Salaam and said, You are people unknown to me, I don't know who you are, then he turned to his household. So he brought out a roasted calf. Imagine this is three people just live people are here, Grandma, Sarah is slaughtered and roasted a whole calf for them. And this shows his generosity and his, the quality
of his hospitality. And then he placed it before them. And he said, Please eat, but do not eat. And then he felt a fear, because they did not eat. Because this was the custom of the old days. Where if if food was presented to a guest, as a sign of peace as a sign of protection, so if you if food was given to you, and you ate the food, then it meant that the one giving the food to you was offering you offering you His protection. And if you accepted that gift of food and ate the food, it meant that you have accepted the gift of protection. And you are also may, you are also stating that you are going to protect your guests. So there is friendship, and there's no enmity between the two of
you, because you have accepted the hospitality of the guests. But if you did not accept the hospitality of the guests, if you
you know, if the guest, if you were offered food, and you did not accept that food, then obviously it means that you might be hostile, because otherwise why are you not
taking their food? You know, even in India, in our culture, we say loyalty, if somebody who's disloyal, we say namak Haram, which means that hamara nama Chi McGraham say, Whoa, dedicata nanomechanical Mani does not mean it my salt, meaning it doesn't refer only to salt, it means that this person has benefited from me and this person is now being traitorous. So, food is very symbolic in the Eastern cultures in our culture, also in the west for that matter. So food is very symbolic. So now here is this case, where these three strangers have come romanism does not know who they are. So it because he reminded us, supposing you go to somebody, you know them, they're your friends,
your relatives, and so on and so forth. They offer you food and you're not hungry. You don't eat there's no problem, because there's no there's no mystery there. There's nothing unknown. But if you go to a strange place, now they don't know who you are, they offer you food you're not eating. Obviously they feel afraid isn't what happened. How Why is this person refusing to eat? Because he doesn't want to be beholden to me. Which means now this person can harm me because they have the Oh, they don't owe me anything. I mean, they have not eaten anything. So even Emily Salaam says that He gives him the food is ill will you not eat? And then he said, Look, I feel you because I'm alone.
The three of you, and I'm giving you food and you're not eating. So what is it? Are you hostile? You know, I have you come here to do me harm. They said do not fear. And instead of that they said, We give you the glad tidings of an intelligent son who will have knowledge or intelligence and having knowledge meaning somebody who has who will have the knowledge of Allah subhanho wa Taala and Islam and this was the prophecy of the birth of his Huck alayhi salam. And then when all of this was
was happening, this conversation was happening. His wife Sarah, she was in the in the back room.
And when these people said, We have come to give you glad tidings of the birth of an intelligent son, she came and she in a loud voice. Allah said she's smart her face you know like like this visit What is this? What is this? You know you hit your head is it really What nonsense is this? So she she said she said something to that effect. She said I am a battered woman. I mean I'm going to give birth. And then they said you will SLM and the Malaika they said, even so says Europe, he says that is what will happen. Verily, He is all wise. And he knows everything. Then he will I mean Islam says now Okay, this is over. Now why are you here? For what have you come all messengers, they said we
have been sent to a people who are criminals who are Muslim want to send down upon them stones of baked clay, marked by your rub for the Muslim phone, who transgress the limits of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And so we brought out from there in the believers, which is the the Lutheranism they were sent to the people aleut Lee Salaam to destroy those people. But ruthless alum and his family were except for his wife, they were saved. And that is the that is the story
about this honoring the guest. Nevertheless, I'm said in this is Addison Bahari, whoever believes in Allah subhanho wa Taala. And the last day, let him honor his neighbor, whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day, let him honor his guest as he is entitled, it was asked what is his entitlement era Sorolla? What is the entitlement of the guest, that is the best treatment is for one day and one night. And hospitality is for three days. And anything thereafter is charity bestowed upon the guests. And whoever believes in Allah, and the last day, let him speak good words, or else remain silent. And this is in
this is in Buhari. Now, think about this, what beautiful advice that has given us where he said that whoever believes in Allah subhanho wa Taala. And the last day, let him honor his neighbor, I draw your attention to this to the terminology. He's not talking about
fulfilling the right of the neighbor, he's not saying, Well, whatever the neighbor needs, what you must do as a minimum requirement, please do that meaning, don't harm the neighbor, don't be a nuisance. Don't make a lot of noise. Don't park your car across his gate, don't throw your garbage in his yard, or whatever kind of things that people don't always say is not talking about that he's in honor than ever, meaning all of this you should do anyway, this is the minimum requirement of a Muslim with respect to his or her neighbor. Nevertheless, lm is saying go beyond that. Honor the neighbor.
And then he says and see the way he says, He says, Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day
is linking this to our image, meaning that if you do not honor the neighbor, then you must question your own image and your own belief and say, do I really believe in Allah? Do I really believe in the Day of Judgment, that I am not honoring my neighbor, that I am treating my neighbor badly Think about that. Then he says, Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day, let him honor his guest, as he's entitled and this is the beauty of Islam. Everything is specified, everything is measured. Everything has a
has a measure, in terms of, you know, what is a what it actually means. So he says, Let him honor his guest whoever believes in Allah subhanaw taala. And the last day, let him honor his guest, as the guest is entitled, now May Allah subhanaw taala reward the Sahaba is one de la mcbane for asking questions, because thanks to their questions, we have our Diem. They asked him, What is this entitlement jasola. That's the I want to do this. I want to honor my guest as his entitlement. So what is the entitlement there is as I said, the best treatment for one day and night. So for one day and night, that guest will get the best treatment, you feed him, you clothe him, you give him
shelter, you spend time with him, you honor him, you know, you whatever, right. And then he said, and hospitality for three days. Now, that doesn't mean reduced the quality of treat of treatment, it just means that for three days Anyway, you might not be able to sit with him and spend all the time with him. But definitely he is your guest for three days. So make sure that he has got enough to eat, make sure that his his needs are taken care of. And make sure he's got a nice and decent place to sleep and so on and so forth. So for three days, and then anything else other than that. This is just
Geraghty sadhaka from you to the guest right? So the guests are staying with you for a long period of time hamdulillah This is good. And this is something that you are giving to the guests and the guests should be grateful to you for that. And this is the sadhaka that you have bestowed upon the guests. Now as far as the guest himself or herself is concerned, in my shop around the law reserve, the guest comes and eats his own Razak and he goes away and he takes your sins with him many not that doesn't mean that your sins are transferred to the guests. It means that your sins are forgiven, because of the fact that you are hospitable to your guests. So when the guest comes, this
is a Nirvana for us as the hosts the Saba understood this to such an extent that there are incidents reported in the Sierra, where the Sahaba Southern Alia delana, for example, two or three days if they pass when they have not had a guest said that it would go to the resource elements era sola Please tell me is Allah displeased with me Have I done something wrong that I don't realize? is Allah displeased with me? Why do you say that? Yeah. Why do you say that? There is no celibacy. Why do you say that? He's a jasola. I have not received a guest for the last two, three days. Nobody has come to eat at my table. Nobody has come to students to stay with me. I mean, two or three days, two
or three days. I mean, today we live in a culture and in a society that we have created, where guests we consider them to be a burden, we think is a big pain. Oh my god, I guess again, oh, I've got to feed the hotel. You don't have to it is there.
When the guest comes the guest comes with his risk, and he eats his risk. And because you have been nice to them. Allah Subhana Allah forgives your sins. Guests are a huge blessing. You reminisce and I was like this. When I'm in a salon it is it is said about him, that he would not sit down to eat unless there was somebody there to eat with him. And if there was nobody there to eat with him, he would walk around up outside his his house outside his tent, until he found somebody. And there's this beautiful story where one day Rama Salam was no one to eat. And in Ramallah, Sarah was walking up and getting hungry. And then he found a man who was coming he got hold of the man is have you
eaten? Is that no is the cup coming up? So now when they gave on the sat down to eat, your ma Salam said Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim. And that man said something else because the man was not a Muslim man was was he followed some other religion. So he took the name of his God, even when Islam got very angry, right even when it's wrong, got very angry. Now Allah subhanaw taala said to him, and he said, and he said to me, I blame. That man took the name of something other than me one time and you got angry. But I feed him every day.
I feed him every day.
He took the name of whatever he worships one day and you got angry, but I feed him every day, all day, every day he takes he doesn't take my name. He doesn't tag me. He's thanking somebody or something which did not feed him, which did not does not even deserve that thanks, because that is something that he has created in his mind, but I still feed him. Now. This is the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala. and final part of this is where orsola Russell himself believes in Allah and the Last Day, let him speak good words, or otherwise let him remain silent. Right, let him speak something good, or let him remain silent. This is what Neville awesome is being taught to say that
lead this person, whoever it is, let him speak something good, otherwise remain silent. Now I asked around intelligence to enable us to do that which is pleasing to Him and to save us from that which does not please him tell us I asked Allah subhanaw taala inshallah more In our next lesson, I asked Allah subhanaw taala to help us to learn from the lives of the mbna musala so in today's lesson, what did we learn we learned? Number one, we learn to store heat, we learned that the primary ceram was honey even woman and again, this is the individuality photo similar to Allah and Yvonne Oman. Amina Muskegon is one of our salons, which we start our Salah with, that we face a lot of animal
data with the creator and the sister of the earth, and that we
and that we worship only him and we are not from the idolaters and we are not from the polytheists and we don't join anyone with the loss of anata. So we we learn this, and then we learn the nature of Islam, where he said, He is merciful himself. He is very kind himself. And he constantly focuses on the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala he is very kind, very soft hearted and he focuses on the mercy of Allah always. And he says that whoever doubts the mercy of Allah, this person is misguided this person is denying Allah subhanaw taala
Then we see the hospitality of Eva Melissa, what a generous what a hospitable host. He was even with complete strangers. And then his, uh, once again his kindness with regard to
those who disobey Allah subhanaw taala, despite the fact that they disappear last Mandela, Ibrahim alayhis salam is very kind even to them. And he is very beautiful in terms of honoring his guests, final part of the service of France was a salad. And he said, and whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day, let him speak good, something good, or let him remain silent. Now this is the you know, perhaps one of the best pieces of advice that anybody can give anybody and this is from national solemn to say that either say something good, or be silent. Don't say something which is bad. Don't say something which is evil. Don't say something which is likely to spread negativity, which is
don't say don't talk about people. Don't criticize somebody behind their back do not go be bad do not do nama do not make bata Do not blame people do not have this, follow this beautiful principle which is, say something good or remain silent, that a silent mouth cannot get you into trouble. But if you speak something wrong, this will get into trouble. So don't do that. Do something which is beneficial or otherwise remain silent. We ask Allah subhanaw taala gelato to enable us to do that which pleases Him and automatically it means that therefore that thing is beneficial for us. And we ask Allah to save us from that which does not please Him, which means he asked Allah to save us from
anything that will be harmful for us. Or Salahuddin Abdul Karim Allah Allah He was ibma Veronica hamara hibino al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh