Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
Series: Mirza Yawar Baig - Living Islam
Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was salam, Maharaja filmbay, mousseline Muhammad Rasulullah, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he was seldom at the Sleeman kathira for my Babu, my dear brothers and sisters
in our last class on
leaving Islam, which spoke about the importance of lack
of Department of conducting ourselves
in public, of behavior.
And the reason we emphasize that was because this is our face, this is our
signature, this is our identity, which is visible to anybody who comes into contact with us in any way or form.
And that is because just like the color of my skin, it doesn't require anybody to interpret it, it is not doesn't have any hidden meaning behind it. People see it, and they know what it is. So also without o'clock, I remind myself and you that when people look at us, they're not looking at me as an individual. They're looking at me as what I represent, which is the Muslim people, the most of them.
But that is the main
that is the main point, which is that the Muslim oma, we are representatives of that. Now, the Sahaba understood this very well, today, we complain and we say, Well, why do people have to do that? Why can't people look at a person and say, Oh, this is, Ziad did this or Bukhara did this? Why does this is a Muslim did this because this is how this is reality. This is reality. This has always been reality, and is nothing new about that what is new is our complex.
The Sahaba lived by a standard where they actually said to people who know Mishra, they said become like us. So they lived at us at a point where for them, for someone to look at one of them and say this is what a Muslim behaves like was not a problem. That's what they wanted people do. They wanted people to interpret their personal behavior as a reflection of and as a, as an expression of the Islamic world will be. Now my question to myself is, so what's changed? How can we want a different standard, and we are telling people don't know, don't interpret my behavior as Islamic behavior, interpret my behavior as the behavior of your big, then I am say, then then if that is the case that
I think you ever make more look must look at his own behavior. Because
if there is a problem,
then the problem lies with me.
My point is that, no matter what I like to say, people are always going to look at you and me,
especially if you are recognizably Muslim, and we need to be recognized in recognizably Muslim, they are going to look at us as Muslims, and they are going to take away our behavior as the behavior of Muslims, which is a reflection on Islam, and which is a reflection of and also allies, allies.
And therefore, it is for us to decide what kind of reflection we want it to be.
We want it to be a reflection where people come away with a positive experience. And this is how law, this is fantastic. This is what Islam is like, I should become like this. Like, I'm not saying necessarily I should become Muslim, that would be wonderful. But even if not, they at least they should say you know what I should be like this.
the converse of that, which is that people say, Oh, this is what is problem with Islam. This is the problem with Islam, this is a bad thing, and blah, blah, and therefore we protest and resist Islam.
This is what we need to really seriously think about.
If we want people, the global world population, which by which automatically by definition, I mean non Muslims, if we want them and there are, there is four of them for every one of us. So that they are the vast majority, the 80% of the population. So my point is that if you want them to support you, and if you want them to support your causes,
then it's not simply
it's not simply enough to talk about how you and I, meaning Muslims are being persecuted in this in that place. We should talk about that, of course. But what is very important is to show them the alternative say this is what Muslims really are. These are beautiful people. These are highly beneficial people. These are people who are very positive and these are people with who we need. And therefore we need to support them. We need to support their causes. And if somebody is oppressing them and somebody is doing something wrong with them, then
We as the citizens of the world, as citizens of the world, we need to oppose that.
Right? Now, how am I going to happen that that the only way that is going to happen is by
the same consistently good standard of behavior that everyone who comes into contact with us as Muslims experiences?
Only then will we build up? In a public opinion, you might say, Well, you know, that's a that's a tall order.
How can I influence the whole world? No, you cannot influence over what you do not even need to influence the whole world, you need to influence only four people, just for people, because we are one of five, we are one of five. So if this is me, then the other four are not Muslims. And if I influence these four non Muslims positively, that I am changing world opinion.
So if every Muslim does that, if every Muslim
behaves in a way,
where for non Muslims are convinced that this person, this man or woman, is the best thing that happened to them, we have changed our opinion.
This may sound very simplistic, maybe it is. But that's our understanding.
That is our understanding. And that's what I'm sharing with you. And I'm sharing this with you because this is eminently doable. There's nothing difficult about this is not a is not an impossible thing, an impossible task that I'm setting myself for yourself
influencing for people who are these four people, they are your co workers in your workplace, they are your neighbors, where you live,
they are the stranger on the street, when you are driving your car or the other person in the in the tube and bus in the whatever public transport that you use, they are the people in the airport, they are the people who deal with salesman jail women in in the shops, where you go to buy our buy something right, these are the these are the people that these are the online people those of you who are on social media, these are the people on the other side of the screen.
All I need to do is influence them and say
without saying obviously, but influence them where they will say that this person is Muslim is the best thing that happened to me.
This is the whole point of the issue of o'clock. Now let us see what Suraj and
what lessons he taught us in a beautiful hobbies in jamya tirmidhi I was invited to narrate Rasul Allah inshallah Sam said to me, have Taqwa of Allah, wherever you are,
and follow an evil deed with a good one, too. I read out and treat people with good behavior. They're actually saying three things. Firstly, as soon as I said I'm saying who provided the law No. have Taqwa of Allah better when you are? What is the guava guava Allah is the concern. The overriding concern to please Allah subhanaw taala
more than anyone and anything else, including myself.
So whatever I do, must be geared to or must answer this question does this please Allah? Anything I say anything I do must answer this question, does it please Allah?
If the answer is yes, I do it If the answer is no, I don't do it. If the answer is I don't know. Then I don't do it until I find out. And then once I find out I either do or not do
this, this is the meaning of taco taco is to be concerned about the pleasure of the one we love the most and that is Allah subhanho wa Taala.
So, the first advice that
is given, giving to say that I was divided on the other hand ways, have Taqwa of Allah wherever you are, what is wherever,
wherever is wherever,
in private, in the masjid, in the whole, with your spouse, with your children, with your parents, in the workplace, with your employees, with your employer, with your co workers,
in the shop, on the road, in the bus, in the train, in the plane.
wherever we are,
we behave with dakwah we behave with this consciousness of ensuring that Allah Subhana Allah geladeira is pleased with us.
This is the meaning of taqwa,
concern for the pleasure of Allah.
In everything we say, in everything we do,
Second advice we can give him is, he said, Follow up and he will lead with a good deed. Now you might say, well if I'm consciously if I'm conscious of Allah subhanaw taala of taqwa continuously throughout my life, how will I have an evil deed?
Yes, you will not have anybody.
If you're conscious, continuously throughout your life, you will have never, you will never have any, you will be simply protected and completely free from sin. But we are human. And we forget, and sometimes things get out of control.
So, let me show Salamis giving says and I was at a party, some very practical advice. He's saying to him, yes, be conscious of Allah continuous. And if you are able to do that, throughout every single situation in your life Alhamdulillah
but it is possible, that maybe you falter. Then maybe you forget, maybe sometimes you get overwhelmed with your emotions and whatever it might be. Then what must you do? So then what happens as soon as committed? Right? Somebody irritates you to the point now where you can now use if you are if you had been consciously caught, if you have been conscious of Allah subhanaw taala as pleasure of taqwa, then you will not have caused it but it traveled it momentarily. You lost control to cause now what will
follow it up with a good deed go apologize. Go buy him a gift.
Right? Make sure that you repair the damage.
Now how does a good deed wipe out the evil deed because Allah subhanaw taala said this in the listener, use the humanists.
Allah said very leader good deeds, wipe out the evil deeds.
So if you do something bad, immediately give some charity. If it is something bad with respect to an individual, then make sure that you apologize. Going and causing somebody and giving charity doesn't work. You first have to straighten your account with that individual. Whoever you harmed whoever you tried to oppress, go and make amends with them. Once you have done that, at least make the effort make a genuine effort. If they if they forgive you while I'm doing that is good for them. They don't forgive you. And that's between them and Allah subhanaw taala. But you make sure that when you seek forgiveness, you're not doing it as a favor to them. You're genuinely contract, you're genuinely
regretful you go and express it in a humble way.
And then do something more. As I say, buy them flowers, buy them, give them a gift or whatever.
And then also do something else which is give charity. Pray to rock of salah and ask Allah Subhana Allah to forgive you.
These are things we need to do. So follow up the evil deed with a good deed. So have Taqwa continuously and constantly that keeps you protected. If something happens, and you fail, then follow up the evil deed with a good deed. And then now we shall distribute out so follow the evil with a good so that he wipes it out. And then general advice he said is treat people well treat people with good behavior.
Treat people with good behavior.
Now one of the sisters there is really nothing that is more important than this.
Both for our own benefit, as well as it is the most powerful way of our
of our Islam.
In another Hadith
by sad militia of the law, no.
He asked, say the ISIS, Ilana, he said oh mother of the believers, young woman. Tell me about the character of Russell amazing.
Does admin jam or they
asked our mother
say the Ayesha Siddiqa De La Nina.
He asked her he said yeah, Omar woman, a mother of the believers, please describe for me, the character of Rasulullah sallallahu. And he said
so she answered by asking him another question. She said don't read the Quran.
Do you not read the Quran? He said Yes, I do. She said the character of Rasulullah saw Salaam wa was the Quran.
And this is in Sudan as a as well as a Muslim.
The character of a soloist
Salam was the Quran.
Allah sisters, Allah subhana wa tada sent us the Quran, okay?
What is the Torah, the Koran is a map.
Now think about this,
there are two ways
to guide somebody to a destination. One is to give them a map. Here's the map, follow the map
a second way, which is a much more sure way
is in addition to the map, you also send somebody who knows the way
and you tell the person look at the map, but follow the one who is being sent to guide you.
Now, the person who sent to guide you, if you look at his The path is walking is that path going to be different from the map? No.
If it is different on the map, then the person is not guiding with misguiding you because the map is really what direction the person is going in the opposite direction.
So the person who's guiding you
will be a good guide only if he follows them.
Now, this is the character of Rosa. This is what I was wanting to Lady he gave us the map which is the column of Allah which is the crockery and then he sent us a guide who is Bahamas also relies on asylum to teach us how to live by the Quran.
The sunnah of Rumi says that I had these
are the interpretation of the Quran. This is the meaning of the Quran.
Right? This is the meaning of our personas are seldom taught us how to live our lives.
The Quran gave us a direction okay masala
Allah subhanaw taala said
okay musala de
Allah established Allah for my thicker.
how ruler, the method of Santa
Clara does not show us the method of cell for that. Allah subhanaw taala centers, the NaVi Salalah,
who showed us how to establish
the Quran said pays a cut
on what is a god
on what is a God not live? How much of the cut is live, how much? What is the quantum of soccer?
To whom is it to be given, that is also given in the Quran.
To whom it is we given is given to the foreign but other other than that, on what is the cause? Why liable? How much is it 10% 30% 50% 100%
we don't know from the Quran, we don't know because Allah, Allah give that knowledge through another set of Revelation, which is called when you know, Taurus was awesome. And he taught us
how to summon Salah, about Zakah about fasting, about Hajj,
all of these things, the details, without which it is impossible to practice that without which is it is impossible to obey that direction and instruction of Allah subhanaw taala that critical information came to us through the Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa he was
so as I said, that is why I said I just
asked savinja do you read the Quran? He said yes or no.
So, she said
the character of rehearsal was
what should our character be?
What should our character we
obviously if we are the followers of our sources, which inshallah we are,
then our character must model his character.
So always we need to ask ourselves this question and that is, what is wrestlers are likely to have done in this situation?
What is he likely to how is he likely to have behaved in such a situation if he had been in this area?
What is it? What would he have done?
Now the beauty is that that need not be a great mystery.
Because it is all recorded.
The labor resources
the most intricately detailed record of anybody's life.
There's nobody about whom things have been recorded in such minor detail as they were recorded for our soldiers.
Every single thing, from the number of white hair in his beard
and his blessed head,
that is a God.
How he clipped his nails is recorded, what the soul of his feet, the underside of his foot, what that was like his record
every single detail from his appearance
to how he behaved in different situations, how did he behave when he was angry? How did he behave when he was happy? How did he behave when he was sad?
How did he behave when his life was being threatened?
How did he behave when he was in privation in
when he when he or many when he didn't have money?
How did you behave when he had plenty of money?
How did he behave in the home with his own family? How did he behave in other people's homes when he was invited there? How did he behave in the public space in the masjid as an Imam? How did he behave in the in the battlefield as a general? How did he behave generally as a as the
mayor and as the governor and as the ruler of the of the state?
How did he take counsel from people?
every conceivable detail of rustlers and solemn life is recorded.
And hamdulillah these are
actual authentic records. And these have been preserved by people who loved him more than they loved their own lives.
And the beauty of the record of revision serums life is that thanks to the fact that these things were recorded by not only by his companions, by his friends, but also by his own family, including his wives, we have some very detailed, intricate intimate records of his behavior and his conduct.
So if I say to myself that I were to try to live my life and behave the way I sort of behaved, then not only is that a very good thing for me to do, but also I then have access to authentic information
of what he did in every situation.
So I cannot say that I have decided to emulate or sort of love and then I can then I don't have an excuse to say, Well, you know what, I want to emulate him, but I didn't I have no record. I don't know what he did. That's not true. Not true for them. For the purposes of he, we have the record.
So, on a side note, even more reason to study the Sierra Club
in as much detail as we can
start off by reading any of the beautiful books of Syrah that are available, there are so many of them. There is Martin Lynx, life of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam from the earliest sources. There is our whole motto
by chef robotic Puri, which is an award winning book on the zero innovation system.
There are two of my books. One is called Sierra is the answer and the other one is called leadership lessons from the life of
the leadership lessons book is translated into five five or six languages now Alhamdulillah
including Arabic for those who are interested in reading it anatomy.
The only language that is not translated in just hours because I'm not able to find somebody who's
who can do that.
And of course, I don't have the time to like otherwise I could have done it but so if anybody is interested in translating that book in Toto, please let me know.
But it's translated into hausa
Arabic as I
I mentioned to already a Tamil Malayalam.
So five and of course it's an English so five languages
read about the Syrah, read about the conduct, read about the behavior, all sorts of setup. And then make this near to say I will try to behave like and also realize that Asana
in whichever situation I find myself in
and let's try to let us try to do our best. This is what the Sahaba did.
This is what they did. They used to study the life on
the son of Saddam, your cousin Dylan, who says that my father used to gather us and he's to talk to us about the life.
History tell us stories about the life of some of his as well as some of his behavior at home and everywhere.
Mr. Samson in mana this rasulillah salam
Hadees narrated by Mahara Avalon, which is in jamee Timothy,
he said that also Allah is Allah while he while he was over Salim said, the believers who show the most perfect faith are those who have the best behavior. And the best of you are those who are best to their wives.
focus on excellence in behavior. So here as soon as As I was saying, that the best of you is the one who is best to his wives. Now, my wives, of course, here is midwives, but also anybody who is in your,
in your power in your control, right? Because your family is, is in your power and control. So you can even take it to mean that that is anyone who's in my power and control,
in this case, the family.
So it's not only why but it's you know, why as children what is in your in your control.
So notice, as I was saying here in the ad is narrated by me,
which is in JAMA Timothy, he says that
the best believer
is the one who has the best faith.
And the most perfect faith is with the one who has the best behavior.
Now, what is the connection between faith and behavior?
behavior is the outward expression of faith.
The simplest way to explain that is that behavior is the outward expression of faith.
For example, I believe in the ACA, I believe that one day I will be called to account before Allah subhanaw taala.
What is the
manifestation of that? The manifestation of that is that I live my life with this thought in my mind that everything I say, or do,
I will have to answer to Allah for it.
So when my behavior is good, for example, if somebody is doing something
to anger me, but I'm not responding to that person, angrily
Why am I doing that? Because I know that Allah Subhana
Allah zuraida likes me not to
respond in kind to
And I am doing that because it also told us that if, first of all he said I will guarantee a palace in Jannah for the one who doesn't who gives up arguing even when he is right.
I guarantee Jennifer The one who does not argue even if he's right, in another place, and I'm saying I guarantee a palace in the middle of Jannah for somebody who does not respond angrily to someone who's speaking to angry.
Allah is right as it eats ability arson, Allah said respond in a way which is better, which is the best.
So if somebody is cursing you, you don't curse back because that's not best. That's worst.
You either keep quiet boys.
Luna taru Salama somebody is being obnoxious. Just go away. Hazard and jameelah even the even the moving away do that nicely.
Do that beautifully
Between you and me, no connection.
It's very important for us to understand this and say that how do I?
How is it that my behavior is an expression of my faith? So if I am if my fear is that Allah, that I'm answerable to Allah, and then I'm going and taking an interest based loan, to have faith or why not have faith?
What do I say about myself?
How can I say I have faith and then I'm doing something for which Allah subhanaw taala declared war?
What kind of it is,
I see I have faith and I eat.
I eat doubtful things.
And I have faith. I have faith that I wish I had these witches narrated by none other than I will walk out.
He said that if a morsel of RAM goes down your throat and becomes part of your body, the fire of janome is watchable in His Word.
So if I'm eating doubtful stuff, I'm not sure it is allowed or not. I'm not sure it is a B or not. I'm not sure if this has been slotted correctly or not. I'm not sure whether there is any haram ingredient in it or not. But I'm eating it because I like to eat.
I'm drinking all kinds of stuff in which there is secret formulas. And I don't know what is that secret formula, maybe I'll maybe I don't know that. But I'm drinking and eating it. Now he's the one who goes close to the dog food is going into haram because he doesn't know
what he is eating or drinking. And so if he's doing something or wanting something which is not for, then it is likely that he is going into Haram, his attitude anyway, is an attitude which is despicable and negative, because he buys attitude is saying I really don't care, I really don't care.
I always give the example of an allergy, supposing you know that you have a severe allergy to something. And then you've got this beautiful buffet spread.
And somebody tells you you know what that stuff you are allergic to, maybe in one of these things.
And believe me, you will not touch anything on that movie, until you absolutely ascertain to your satisfaction, that what you are going to eat is free from the allergen which causes you the data.
And why you do that, because you know that way, even if somebody else is wrong, meaning even if somebody gives you wrong information, if the allergen is there you are the one who's willing to do the die.
You are the one who's going to be affected by that. You will have to be carted off to hospital, not the other person. And at that point in time when you are dying, when you can't breathe, because you'll have the allergy. There's no point in saying you know what the other guy is because of him, maybe because anybody but you're suffering.
Let us give the hermit, the hermit of Allah, let us give the things that are lost route and are prohibited at least that much of importance.
When we say that Allah I will not disobey you no matter what.
This is the expression of faith. So if my faith is good, my behavior automatically will be good. And if my behavior is good, this is proof that my faith is good. If my behavior is bad, then there's no point in me saying, oh, but you see, I pray five times a day I fast. I fast, you know all the time? No, no, no, you doesn't matter whether you fast or slow. The fact is that you
your behavior is not a reflection of your faith of your stated faith, you'll be able to the reflection of your real faith.
The difference between the stated and the real. This is the gap through which credibility false and that is what has happened to
have adverse globally and generally as Muslims, our credibility has fallen through the cracks.
Because we claim something, but we do something else.
And that's why nobody believes us. And in this case that we then can conclude by saying that
the best of you are those who are best to their wives.
In another place that we should have said,
the best of you is the one who is best to his wife. And I am the best to my wife's.
Right? So he's giving his own example. And he's saying do it. If you love me, then behave like I do.
If you love me behave like I do.
Sisters, I cannot possibly overemphasize the importance of action.
Everything we say and do finally boils down to action finally boils down to conduct because conduct is what people see. Conduct is what people experience.
I can talk to the till the cows, cows come home, it has no credibility, if that talk is not supported by my conduct.
If I tell people to be able to dignity and they see me behaving without dignity, then there is no weightage to in what I say.
And that's why they say people do not care what you say, until they see what you do. People don't care.
People do not care what you say. They don't care about what you say, until they see what you do.
Right. And that is the reason why we need to focus on talking less and doing more.
Today, the big problem is we have all become speakers.
And that's one of the ways in I mean, when I'm when I'm introduced as an international speaker, I absolutely cringe.
And male I make dua to Allah, please save me from being a speaker.
Because if I'm only a speaker and I'm not a doer, then I am setting myself up for the anger of Allah subhanaw taala because I am putting myself in a position where I'm saying that which I don't do. And Allah, Allah as mentioned this year, you're listening to Armando live on the corona mulata follow camera and the lime. Cobra macdon in July and dakolo monitor a lot better than I said, Oh, you believe Why do you say that we should not do and with Allah subhanaw taala This is a great sin, this is a great problem.
Did you say something and do something else?
My brother and sisters really seriously we have to ask ourselves this question. And we have to say how can I model my behavior on the behavior of suicide? So this is the this is a guarantee. I mean, I can model my behavior on the behavior of many other people. Nice people, good people. But the guarantee of success two benefits of modeling behavior on the behavior novices and number one is absolute guarantee of success will Allah subhanaw taala put his behavior as the thing to follow lots of Calico feed also rely on Hazara live and gala De La Hoya Yamanaka radiculopathy da da da said for you the best example is the example of Miami masala sanlam.
For anyone who
didn't go to LA the anyone who hopes to meet Allah subhanho wa Taala and hope for the Day of Judgment. And who remembers Allah subhanho wa Taala a great deal, who will hope for the meeting with Allah The one who anticipates a good ending a man who anticipates or anticipates that meeting to be good?
And who will who is that person, the one who modeled his behavior on the behavior
right. So let us be like that, that is the people who model our behavior on the behavior of sources. So that's the first thing which is guarantee because Allah told us this is the baby and secondly, that to behave like Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam with the intention and asking Allah subhanaw taala for reward is he rather
the the tiba of the Sunnah is a bad and when a person does it, so now what happens Allah Subhana Allah loves him.
Again Allah, Allah told us in the hora is are put onto a boat Allah Fatah buni Yogi por la jolla.
And salt Allah Allah subhanaw taala said Obamas are seldom say to these people say to them who claim to love Allah. Make my device emulate me imitate me.
Do what I do say what I say behave like I like the way I behave, what will happen?
You obey, Allah will love you. And if Allah loves you what happens? You have failed. He will forgive your sins, Allah for rape, and Allah subhanaw taala is the most forgiving, Most Merciful.
One of the sisters I remind myself you realize that when you again and again let us follow the Sunnah of Rasulullah Salah because only in that way, there is a guarantee of success. Only in that is a guarantee of success in the dunya as well as the
Ask a lot of data to make this easy for us to fill our hearts with the love of Amazon seller and with a desire to follow him in all that we say Andrew and to reward us and give us the benefits of that when we meet him in this dunya and when we meet him also in the ACA was Allah harana viel Karim Allah Allah He was mph by imperata gamma Rahimi but hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen was
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