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Smilla Rahmanir Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala shuffelin VA were mousseline. Mohammad Rasool Allah He sallallahu alayhi wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sallam doesn't even cathedra on cathedra from Nevada, my brothers and sisters, we are starting since we are restarting AMS, restarting our series of hooked up on the rights of Rasul Allah Azza wa sallam. And since we are restarting after a break of about six weeks, during and after Ramadan, let me quickly recap for you what those
So let me recap what those rights are the reason rights are important
is because it's obligatory to fulfill them, and we will be questioned about them. And this applies to rights of everyone who hopefully bad anyone and everyone in the world in which we live. Anyone we impact has a right on us and we have a right on them and we will be questioned about whether we fulfilled those rights of those people, whoever that person might be. Now, when these are the rights of Rasul Allah is Allah said of himself, then obviously, the matter is even more serious.
So quickly gap the rights of Rasul Allah is or sell them on his own via our seven.
First other way around our attitude have the utmost respect and honor.
The second one is that to obey Him without question number three is a diva to follow and emulate him in every way. Number four is Mohabbat hope to love Him above all things and everyone else. The fifth one is with respect to his family, they have a weight to honor and respect him and his family over and above everyone else. Number six, is no sloth to help him in every way which means to help his deen and his message. And number seven, is to accept His judgment in all matters without any resistance.
But at the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala
who we spoke about the first two rights other way around our attitude of utmost respect and honor and ethos to obey Rasul Allah He sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
without question, we spoke about these two
before Ramadan, and
let us now look at the third of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam writes that we should emulate him in excellence.
It means to follow and emulate or imitate, in every single way. When implementing quality standards in the corporate world, one of the most common and powerful ways is to choose a best practice and to follow it. The reason for this is obvious because the best practice is proof of concept and evidence that the method works. The one who's following best practice is free from the risk of failure, because he is following a method which has proved to be successful. All the follower must do is to ensure that he or she follows the method perfectly, and their own success is a short, who is more successful than the Messenger of Allah Jalla Jalla, who Allah subhanaw taala himself presented to us
as the best example to be followed.
Allah subhanaw taala said LACOB Gananoque woofie rasool Allah who swore to the Hasina to Lehmann, Ghana, your doula, while Yeoman akhira Wanaka Allah cathedra which means ALLAH said there is surely a good example, the best example for you in the mess in the life of the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who is Muhammad salallahu Alaihe Salam, for whom for the one who hopes to meet Allah subhanaw taala and who has a hope in the Hereafter. And remember Allah subhanho wa Taala abundantly. Allah is around that adored us to follow those who told us that to follow those orders and sell them is the best way and that his entire life not a sin, not a not one or two
aspects of that life. His entire life in all its aspects is the best example for anyone who looks forward to meeting Allah subhanaw taala on the day of judgment and in the end
Tell him while he is alive, this person remembers Allah subhanaw taala a great deal.
Now, that is the definition of a Muslim, that is a definition of a Muslim. In short, the answer to the question, who is a Muslim is the one whose life resembles the life of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. It is as simple as that. Who is a Muslim, the one whose life resembles the life of Muhammad Sallallahu he said, the borders of course is that the life of Rasulullah sallallahu is also the best way to live in this world because of which you would become the most beloved and influential person in your community.
After all, show me anyone, no matter who that person is, show me anyone who is kind and compassionate and just and courageous, and helpful and charitable, has the best manners is generous and hospitable, is cheerful and friendly. And I will show you someone who is the beloved of all those he or she encounters. That is the secret of influence. Allah subhanaw taala showed us how to become influential.
Add to that, Allah subhanaw taala told us the real reward for emulating resource or seller and making and doing is a diva which he didn't divine in transit worldly terms, but said
calling Guntram to hipbone Allah Azza wa Oney Yubico Allah wellfare Lacan Guba como la hora, Rohit and sort of Allah Allah subhanaw taala said Say O Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to all of mankind. If you really love Allah, then follow make, emulate, make my Theva for Wi Fi, he did not save it only He did not say so obey Me no is it make my etbr YouTuber is a step beyond and above obedience. Because then what will happen then Allah will love you, and forgive your sins. And Allah subhanaw taala is forgiving, Most Merciful.
I remind myself and you that obedience is also done out of fear, out of fear of evil, people obey dictators, and they obey totalitarian leaders and they obey. Sometimes even you know, goons in society and so on. Not because they love them, not because they respect them, but because they're just afraid of something evil happening to them, if they stand up against them. And that is how injustice also spreads because people who are really in favor of justice who really don't like the injustice, are still hesitant to and they will not stand up to injustice because they're afraid of personal loss. Right they're afraid of being harmed. But if the VA emulation is only an only because
obedience can be because of love or can be because of fear but it thema emulation is that only and only because of love.
Let's reflect on this I put in go to a bone Allah Fatah rione Yubico La Jolla filicudi Roberto wala who for Rahim, Allah said, Say, O Muhammad sallallahu alayhi salam, if you really love Allah subhanaw taala then follow me make my etbr emulate me. Allah will love you and forgive your sins. And Allah subhanaw taala is our forgiving, Most Merciful.
Let us think about this. Allah did not say that the reward of doing the Theva of Rasulullah Salah Salem is something that can be defined and measured, even if it is done. Allah subhanaw taala told us that the reward of it tiba which is the true sign of love, is that Allah subhanaw taala will love the one who does the Theva of the one that Allah loves. See this beautiful thing. Allah did not say I will give you this other Allah said I will love you
to stop for a while. Think about this. Reflect on this and ask yourself, What does it mean that Allah will love me? What is the benefit of Allah loving me? What is the benefit of becoming the one who is the Beloved of Allah subhanaw taala
the most beloved is one assassin. But Allah said I will love the one who loves Mohamed Salah Salem and demonstrates this love by making easy Tibet by emulating him
is that is that beneficial? In my view, at least the minimum is it means freedom from the fire because how can someone who Allah loves go to Jannah
basic minimum is freedom from the fire and hamdulillah The key is to emulate Rasul Allah Salah and become the Beloved of Allah subhanho wa taala.
My brothers and sisters there have been many movements in the world for example, the bhakti movement in India and so on. Where people claim
To love Allah, but the only one where there is a guarantee of response from Allah subhanaw taala is in the Theva of Muhammad Rasul Allah He sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is in the emulation is in emulating Rasul Allah. So,
think about how beautiful and comforting it is to know that our devotion will not be wasted. And even more to know that the reward of loving Rasul Allah Sal Xelement, demonstrating that love by emulating him is that Allah subhanaw taala will love us
there is a very important difference between ethos and obedience is that need an order
to obey. In the absence of an order or instruction, no obedience can be demanded.
So if I ask somebody as a please get me a glass of water, I'm requesting I'm instructing.
Now, this person gets me the glass of water that I say thank you very much. The person has obeyed. And if the person refused to do that, then the personnel so disobeyed. So without but without this without an instruction. If I say to somebody, you are not obeying me. Now what's the what's the response to that? You didn't ask me for anything. You didn't tell me do anything. So how can you accuse me of disobeying you when there is no order when there is no instruction.
But if you are or emulation imitation is a sign of love. There is no instruction or order that is necessary for somebody who wants to emulate the one he loves. The one who loves emulates the ways of the Beloved.
One of the nicest places to see this is how little children behave when they are with their parents.
Night a little boy maybe two or two years old or something like that, if you just watch him Candid Camera, you will see that he emulates his father, he will walk like his father, he will try to dress like his father, he will try to you know sit and talk and so on and so forth. And so at all it just shows the way the love of the parent comes into the child of the child emulates that and tries to be like the one he respects the one he loves.
So emulation is the
is the sign of love. Interesting the one be interestingly, the one being emulated may not even be aware that he or she is being emulated. But the one emulating is very aware of what they're doing.
Emulation is the surest sign of love because by emulation, the emulator wishes to be identified with the one that is emulating.
He wishes to be known not as himself, but as a shadow of the one that he is emulating.
Those who love the original also love to see the imitation because it reminds them of the original, the love for the original spills over onto the imitator onto the emulator. They love the the imitator or the emulator, not for himself or herself, but for the one that he is imitating. And that is why the one Allah subhanaw taala The one who loves Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam told him to tell people to imitate him and said that if they did that, then the one who loves him will love them also.
I remind myself and you that the love for Allah subhanaw taala is unlike our love for anyone and anything else, just as Allah subhanaw taala is himself unlike anyone or anything else.
Our love for Allah subhanaw taala is expressed through our obedience to Him. The first and most important and biggest sign of our love for Allah subhanaw taala is Salah.
Salah is the physical manifestation of our belief in La ilaha illallah that there is nobody worthy of worship except Allah. We believe this in our hearts. We say it with our tongues, and we demonstrate our faith by establishing salah. This is what differentiates us as Muslims that we pray
and that is why as soon as I said I'm setting the famous Hadith, I had to let the buy in an hour buying a home a Salah for one hour and a half. I've got kufan oka Makalali cert was salam he said which means that I had the Covenant, the dividing line, the differentiator, the boundary between us and them them meaning people who are not Muslim. He said the difference between Muslims and non Muslims is
that we pray and that is Sir
I had to learn the bein an albino masala the difference between us and them is Salah, one of the HA the one who has left it, the one who does not pray cavora That person has committed COVID That person has left Islam. I ask Allah subhanaw taala to
to you know to to make us
those who obey Allah subhanaw taala and who
who who don't stay disobedience in our actions
in a heavyset are in the Bharani given the Omar brother landmine rates that are solipsism stated the place of Salah in religion is like the place of the head in the body.
In another Hadees in Muslim Rama and even imagine and by hockey. I will not allow the Alana stayed my friend Muhammad sallallahu alayhi salam gave me the following advice. Even if you are chopped up and birch do not associate partners with Allah and do not miss your fourth Salah deliberately.
Allah subhanaw taala will remove his protection from a person who misses his foreign Salah deliberately
in another Hadees in the Marani Abdullah in the court of the land who said there Rasul As Salam said, on the Day of Judgment, the slave will be questioned about his Salah first, mod his prayers first. If his prayers are good, if his Salah is good, then his other deeds will be good also.
If his prayers are bad, his other deeds will be bad also, we ask Allah subhanaw taala to
enable us to worship him as he as is worthy of his status and his magnificence.
Now given that Salah is so critical, ask how to replay
Allah subhanaw taala did not teach us how to pray in the Quran. He only ordered us to pray okay, we solid and uniquely
understood establish Salah from ethical How is it to be the Allah did not teach us in the Quran. He taught it to us versus a lamb who taught it to us.
The rated Malik been Hadith of the Allahu we came to us all as a Salomon stayed with him for 20 days and nights. We were all young, and about the same age. persona as a wrestler was very kind and merciful. When he realized our longing for our families, I mean, they were there for 20 days. He asked about our homes and the people there and we told him, then he asked us to go back to our families and stay with them and teach them the religion with the saying this to young children, not very young children, but maybe teenagers.
So he asked us to go back to our families and stay with them and teach them the religion and to order them to do good things. You also mentioned some other things which I have remembered or forgotten,
rather than said, Pray as you have seen me pray, salute our iTunes Mussolini and when it is time for Salah one of you should call the other and the oldest of you should lead Salah and this is a Hadith in Sahih Bukhari.
So we believe in Allah subhana wa Jalla Jalla de lado and we worship Him by emulating rasool Allah and Selim in the way he worshiped ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. This is the most powerful example of a diva.
The one who does it is standing in the Presence of Allah subhanaw taala and making scheduled before his arch before His throne, and he's speaking to his robe jelajah Allah who is listening to him, If only we realize and understand the true magnificence of Salah and its power.
Let us remember that no matter how much we claim to love Allah subhanaw taala there is only one way to worship Him and that is the way that Rasul allah sallallahu Sallam taught us there is no other way.
Anyone who seeks a different way from that of Rasulillah is an asylum will have it rejected.
The one who emulates makes it diva of Rasulullah Salam
will be loved by Allah subhanaw taala and the one who doesn't, is rejected.
I remind you at myself that the most important emulation of Rasulullah Selim is in his biggest son, which was his mission in the world, which is presenting Islam.
Why every Sunday is important, because it's part of the whole that is his life.
Allah subhanho data, introduced him
by his mission
and honored as by saying that to invite towards Allah subhanaw taala is the mission of the Rasul Allah is Salaam and the mission of those who follow Him.
Allah subhanaw taala has a call He said to His Excellency, had he severely adoro Illa Allah He Allah Basu Ratan Anna Amanita, Ronnie was Subhan Allah He Wilma and Amina Moshe Ki, he said several the hamazon Selim, this is my way. I invite to Allah I invite towards Allah, we share knowledge, I and whoever follows me, and glorified and exalted be Allah, above all that they associate as partners with him, and I am not of the machine equal and not a polytheist What greater honor than to introduce people to their creator and sustainer and to invite them to thank Allah subhanaw taala and worship him as it is his right to be worshipped and to live our lives with one purpose only, which
is to please Allah subhanaw taala.
Let us remember that the most powerful way in which Rasulullah sallallahu did Dawa was through his manners and dealings. People came to Islam not because of lectures and debates or wars. They came to Islam because of the o'clock the manners of Rasulullah sallallahu. And the Sahaba who did his Theva followed him and emulated him Amazonia the Allahu Ahad de la la the teacher of Imam Malik bananas Rahmatullah. They said, Islam spread the fastest after Fatah Maka aftermath maca was opened because for the first time, people were able to see the lives of ordinary Muslims up close.
Remember, he didn't say that people were able to see rasuna Surah salams life up close. Naturally, not many people had direct access to him. Salallahu Alaihe Salam, but it was the lives of those who emulated him. The farmers are the carpenters and the shepherds and the shopkeepers and the traders and the caravan leaders and those who were in the markets of Medina and maca. These were the people who introduced Islam to others in a way that inspired them to share that goodness. That is our task today.
How can we live our lives so that they become an inspiration for others?
If they were of the Sunnah is forth
to obey to follow the Sunnah is obligatory, there's a there's a great misconception that it devolves from that is left to our discretion and fancy. It is not Allah subhanaw taala emphasized that not only is it fun, but it is the only way to earn the love of Allah subhanaw taala and his forgiveness when we meet those who discount sadhana, especially those who are dismissive about it and decried as being unimportant, not only display their gross ignorance,
but depending on what they say, may end up committing over and
exiting Islam altogether.
The Sunnah is the fabric of Islam.
The Aqeedah and the friar are like the foundation, the foundation which goes into the ground and the pillars, the the the structure, the pillars of the building, which is standing.
The Sunnah is the rest of it. It is the wall and the doors and the windows and it's the roof and it's the furnishing and the carpets and the and all the things of comfort that go to make it a whole.
You cannot live in something which has only a foundation and four pillars.
Even if it has a roof on top,
to live in it and to call it your home needs a lot more and that lot more is the Sunnah and that is why I say that the Sunnah
is the fabric of Islam, it is the tapestry into which is what is woven the entire template of Islamic culture and tradition. I remind myself I knew that our tradition is not the tradition of our ethnicity or nationality or family or tribe. But it is the tradition of Mohamed Salah Haile he only he was able to sell. That is why we need to know what that is and to live it in our lives as a sign of our allegiance to him and love for him.
Types of sunnah are different because the solos, emphasize some things and simply did others without emphasize for example, the beard which he did, which he had which he had any
emphasized it and he ordered
the Muslims, the believers to grow their beard and to trim their mustache
versus the miswak, which he simply did himself. He praised it, but he didn't order the Muslims to use it before every Salah before every window.
But if you do that, and Hamdulillah this is a beautiful thing.
It is an expression of love. As I mentioned before we display that which we are proud of, and which we believe adds value to us. It never differentiates us, it defines us. It gives us a sense of belonging and Associates us with the hustle, the original who is being emulated and reminds others about the original. The imitator is delighted when people forget him. And remember the one that he is imitating. That is the essence of love, to love to be mistaken for the one you love.
Let our parents our manners, our lives and our debts be like the one who Allah subhanaw taala loves saw that the melodica will look at us and say there goes a Mohammadi
ask Allah subhanaw taala to enable us to live as the true followers of Muhammad Rasul Allah He some Allah highly he also Salah as a result of which Allah subhanaw taala will love us was Allah Allah Allah will carry while Allah He was put together or he will humbly layer below me