Prophet Muhammad an example for all times
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The topic of Mahoba today is Muhammad sallallahu alayhi salam, an example, for all people of all times.
One of the mistakes that we Muslims make is we treat Rasulillah Salam as if he belongs to us only,
he belongs to us, there is no doubt about that. And Hamdulillah we thank Allah subhanaw taala for this, but he also belongs to all of humanity, all those who believe in him and all those who do not believe it. He belongs to all of them. And he belongs to all of them from the time he came into this world in the seventh century, till the end of time.
They say that reading biographies is the best way to learn real life lessons. That is because a biography is a record of practice of what worked and what didn't. The life of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam is perhaps one of the most well documented in human history. Having said that, one may ask why his life and all the details are important at all.
I'm not speaking here from the perspective of a Muslim for whom to study the life of Mohamed Salah Salem, and to live his life his own life in accordance with the life of Maurice SLM is a religious requirement.
I'm asking this from the perspective of a neutral reader, Muslim or not, who's looking for biographies to read? The answer lies in the facts related to his life, which are public knowledge.
Here was someone who, in a period of 23 years, took his people from being the weakest, most despised, oppressed in their community, to being leaders and role models in the same community. And he did all that without lies or cheating or corruption of violence or bloodshed. My question is, would you like to know how to do that?
Would you like to know how to bring about not incremental, but transformational change in your society, then read the life of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
In the words of Jai Krishna Murthy, It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society. I don't think there is anyone including the 1%, who appear to have it all who will disagree, that we are very sick, humanity is sick, the Earth is sick, we are all very sick.
This is no longer a an academic issue for people to write scholarly papers about it. It is something that we, the people of the world need to address, recognizing it as the dire emergency that it is. If we don't, the clock would be ticking backwards for us and fast.
And the time is very close, where we would have to make our own position as the inhabitants of this earth, not its owners, as we like to believe, completely untenable. We need action. And we need it now.
Call it a strange coincidence. But seventh century Maccha was a microcosm of our global capitalist, pluralist, multicultural, multiracial society. Let me describe the Makkah that Mohamed Salah Salem was born into and grew up and lived in until the age of 50. That is a long time for someone to spend in one time, but that is what Mohamed Salah Salem did. Makkah was a town with a single claim to fame, the Kaaba. And that is the house of Allah built by Ibrahim Ali he set up the messenger Ibrahim militia and was a place of pilgrimage from time immemorial.
Access to the camera will open to anyone who wanted to come. The environment of the Kaaba were declared a sanctuary we're all killing hunting fighting
was banned within the sanctuary. This was the main reason why maca developed as a done because it was a safe haven for everyone from any of the frequently warring tribes to come and to deal with each other. Another similarity that sevens Angela Merkel had with our Ma
Modern society is that it was a world of business. businessmen were its leaders and their undertown acquisition of wealth was the primary concern. Makin society was materialistic based on a free market economy. Markets were not regulated by a central authority traders charge the best prices that they could get the hoarder in times of scarcity and sold at great profit, and bought goods from as far afield as Syria and Yemen, to sell in maca. Maca being a sort of an aggregator of people from all over Arabia was a great seller's market, where high prices could be commanded. As goods sold in Macau was simply not available in any other part of Arabia. That is our bucket traders, became his
nobility and created a sort of oligarchy. You can draw similarities with our capitalist society today and see how close seventh century Arabia was to most of our seven most of our 21st century world.
Makkah will also a multicultural pluralistic place where all centers of trade, like all centers or trade tend to be multicultural, pluralistic. That is because if you want to promote trade, you must make it easy and safe for people from multiple origins and belief systems and cultures to coexist peacefully. All that is good for business. And so it was in Makkah, the local people mostly worshipped idols. But Jews, Christians, majors, all lived in Makkah is practicing his or her own religion without any interference from anybody else. Who very much like what happens in most Western countries, including the United States and father and for the same reason, it is good for business.
The reason I have spent so much time on drawing a picture of Moroccan society of the seventh century showing your similarities to our 21st century society is because I want to hypothesize that because Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam despite being a person with almost no resources or support or political power, could bring about a complete transformation of a society, then we have reason to hope that the methods he used can work for us as well to go to court, Alphonse de Lamartine. In his book history of Turkey, he said, If greatness of purpose, smallness of means, and astonishing results are the three criteria of human genius, who could dare compare any great man in history with Muhammad
Alphonse de Lamartine was not a friend of Muslims, he was a critic of Islam and Muslims. But he said this. Mohamed Salah Salem didn't focus on bringing about any materialistic changes in the lives of people. The changes he brought about ideological, ethical and moral change not only their lives but also change the structure the laws, the freedom and the behavior of our of our society.
Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam brought about the changes in the way that people thought in their ideas in their benchmarks, which led to a change in what they considered important, which in turn led to a change in their behavior, which brought about a change in society. As they say, It all begins at the top in the mind, once we change our attitude behavior,
changes which lead to perceptible results, in and around us. All Jain must begin with us internally, with how we view the world, what we want from it, what we find satisfaction in and what we are prepared to do and not do to get that satisfaction. We need to divine the meaning of a good life and be clear about what investment we are prepared to make to get it.
I mentioned this year because in our race today to garner all resources for oneself without a thought about others, we have created a society that is crying out in pain and grief. It is inconceivable imagine that the resources of this world can possibly be concentrated in the hands of so few. But as they say, fact is stranger than fiction. I can imagine the division, if any author dare to suggest that eight people bought on 50% of global assets, eight people all of them men, all of them wait. Eight people will own 50% of global assets and the rest of the world would watch silently. People would love you out of out of out of the hall. But that is not fiction. That is
fact. For perspective. Let me state
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say a minivan will seat eight people.
And these eight people have more money and assets than 50%. At today's count, that is three and a half of 4 billion other people. Now what was the change that Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam wrought in his society? What did he bring about? In my view, there are three major principles that he promoted one, accountability to Allah, from whom nothing is hidden, number two, truthfulness. Number three, spreading goodness, Allah. This was the essence of the religion that he brought Islam. And that is why he said, The best of you is the one who is most beneficial to all people. Now, let us look at each of these principles in the life of Muhammad Salah Salem, briefly, first of all, accountability
to Allah subhanaw taala, from whom nothing is hidden. What makes a mistake a crime is that the criminal knows what he's doing is illegal and immoral and wrong. It's not a mistake, it becomes a crime when he does it knowingly. People don't commit sins and oppress others and commit violence or evil because they don't know the difference between right and wrong. They do them because they think that they can get away with that. Why Amazon Seller taught us that this belief is a fallacy. Because no matter what we think, or speak, or do,
it is known by our Creator, to whom we will return and to whom we must give an account of what we did.
What was the result and taught us that good and evil are absolute values. They don't depend on who did them or who these are applied to. He taught that human values apply to all humans, not only to Muslims. On the country, Muslims have an additional responsibility to act according to the values of their religion because they believe in Mohamed Salah Salem, and Islam. He said to his own daughter, his beloved and most favored daughter Fatima. Zahra Radi Allahu Allah overcomer don't think that you will be favored by Allah, because you are the daughter of His Rasul of His Messenger, you will stand before Your Creator on the basis of your own deeds. Number two truthfulness. Mohamed Salah Salem was
known among among his people, even before he started preaching Islam as a as a Saudi vocal Amin. They're truthful and trustworthy. And that is what He taught his followers to be truthful in every aspect of life. Someone asked him, Is it possible that a Muslim may be a coward? He said, Yes. They said they asked, Is it possible that a Muslim may commit adultery? He said, Yes. They asked him, What is it that a Muslim cannot possibly do? He replied, a Muslim cannot tell a lie.
He taught that vice and virtue are absolute values. They're not relative to your personal worth, your religion, your race or anything else, right and wrong depend on who does them.
They do not depend sorry, right and wrong, do not depend on who does them.
Right is right and wrong is wrong, no matter who does it. That is why truthfulness is the basis of all goodness.
One was set up held himself to this value of truthfulness to such an extent that when he was migrating to Medina from Makkah, and his life was threatened, he still had valuables that his enemies had entrusted him with. Before he left, he gave them to his cousin, I live in a battalion, Alana and instructed him to return them to their owners. What can you say about the truthfulness of someone who was trusted by his own enemies? Point number three, spreading goodness all around. My mother, as Alan said to his people, the best of you is the woman who is best to his neighbor. He didn't say Muslim neighbor, he said neighbor in Islam, there is no distinction between Muslims and
non Muslims. In respect of the rights of citizenship, he said SallAllahu he said if a Muslim is responsible for the welfare of his neighbors, up to 70 houses on either side of his house, imagine a society that is based on this value of responsibility to one's neighbors. On one occasion, someone asked him how he could determine if he was a good man. Mom was seldom said to him. If your neighbor says that you are good, you are good. If your wife says that you are good, then you are good. Finally on the issue of women's rights, which
Everyone today accuses Islam of denying women in Bahamas ourselves Thai were treated as property owned and inherited by men to be used and abused at will. Women had no rights at all, many McCann people buried their new newborn daughter's alive to escape the cost of raising a girl child.
Sounds familiar in today's context right? Now, let us see what mom has to give to women in the seventh century. Number one, right to own property and income and to keep whatever she earns without sharing anything of it. Number two, right to be paid to bring up our or to raise our own children including nursing them. Number three, right to marry anyone of their choice number four, right to divorce the husband even without his consent and to have this written in the marriage contract. Number five wife need not serve his parents or family at all. Number six, right to receive the man the bridal gift, and not to pay any dowry at all. Number seven, right to retain the man if she gets
divorced. It remains her property to do with as she likes, number eight, right to inherit from her parents and children and husband. Number nine wife has a right in the husband's property and income. It is the duty of the husband to support the wife unconditionally. He has no right in her income or her property, even if it was purchased with his money. If it belongs to her, it's hers. The reality is that to this day, many of these rights are denied to women in so called advanced countries, which do not operate under Islamic law. In conclusion, I would like to reiterate that Bahamas or Assam left for us all Muslim are not alike, a way of life a code of conduct and behavior that is
applicable today as it was in his time. It is my contention that if people followed his way, then we would be able to cure the sickness of selfishness and cruelty and indifference that we are plagued with and create a society based on compassion and mutual responsibility and accountability to Allah subhanho wa Taala from whom nothing is hidden. Now how's that for a New World Order?
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