Wisdom of Luqman(AS) #10
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Well mousseline Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam just livan Kaziranga era from abajo mighty brothers sisters, in the lessons from the life of laquan, ali Salaam.
I think we,
we are looking at the most important of those lessons, of course, they're all important.
But we're looking at the The first one was sugar, the second one is tawheed. The importance of worshiping Allah subhanho wa Taala alone, without any partners. Now today we look at
a lesson that is connected with that associated with that, which is the issue of the worship of Allah itself. So when we think we're talking about the belief aspect of it, which is I believe that there is no one worthy of worship except Allah subhanaw taala. And I believe that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi salam is the Messenger of Allah, He is the receiver of Allah He is an AVI of Allah and he's the last and final of the messengers and prophets is the last and final of the Gambia and Jerusalem and that there is no NaVi and nor are Sol after Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So, this is very much a part of our Akita very much a part of our belief, and we do not believe other
Now, we come therefore, to the next day, which is that if I say that I believe in La ilaha illAllah, Muhammad Rasul Allah, then what? And that then what is,
is both beautifully illustrated by this absolutely fantastic Hadith, of Rasulullah sallam, when he sent mod imageable or the Allahu 211 as the represent as His representative in Yemen, and as the governor of Yemen, as a judge and accardi. Now the head is in sable Hadi and also say Muslim, narrated by their boss or the Allahu Allah who said that when does Allah is Allah Allah Sallam sent mod bingeable to Yemen? Now the law No, he said, You are going to people from among the People of the Book, because the Yemenis were Christian. So he said to him, he said to my bingeable alano, you are going to people from among the People of the Book. So let the first thing which you call them be
believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala alone to read, because the issue of the Christians was the issue of Trinity. So they were worshipping one in three, three in one and so on. So the first thing that rasulillah Sarah, Sarah was saying to him is, call them to the worship of Allah alone, that there is no one worthy of worship except Allah subhanaw taala alone.
And then he said, if they accept that, then tell them that Allah Ronald Allah has enjoined upon them, five prayers, five Salawat in each day, and join upon them Allah has enjoined upon them Allah has made farrakhan them five times prayer every night and day. And if they pray, then tell them that Allah subhanaw taala has enjoined on them Zakat from their wealth to be taken from the rich and given to their poor. And then he said, if they agree to that, then take it from them, but avoid the best of people's with see this beautiful Hades, see the amazing
wisdom of rusada selam. See the the power of the
power of the power see the power of the wisdom with which this power is to be given.
So we are seeing here,
four different things. Number one, is resources. remisens. The first one, he's saying invite them towards the worship of Allah Allah. So the first and foremost thing is that they should believe that there is nobody worthy of worship except Allah subhana wa Taala general.
And then he said, when they do that, so here, he's not saying force them.
He's not saying you know, just think invite them. And he said, if they accept, How long must you invite them until they accept, to continue to do the work as long as it takes. And he said, if they accept, then tell them to pray five times a day. Now I pray five times a day, because many times this whole issue of Salah is
so misunderstood, may Allah protect us from our
So this is one of the very successful traps of shatta. And worshiping has created this trap, where, first of all, you are among those who did not use to believe, perhaps right now, but you got out of that you became a believer, you accepted Islam. And when I'm when I'm saying accepted Islam, I don't mean that you came to Islam from some other religion, even if you are already a Muslim. The question is that
Islam is not the name of a race. Islam is not the name of your skin color. You're not born with Islam, nobody's born with Islam. Even if you are born in a Muslim home, you are born as an individual. Now, you have to accept Islam. Now, I'm not saying necessarily that technically, if you have not recited the Shahada, that you are not a Muslim. I'm not saying that. inshallah, if you're born in a Muslim home, you would have decided to Shahada and so I am saying for somebody to really benefit from Islam, that person has to consciously Be conscious to come to Islam. The person must consciously accept Islam, the past person must consciously accept that yes, Alhamdulillah I am
Muslim, and I want to benefit from being a Muslim. Now, where does that start? That starts with the belief itself, obviously. So therefore, we start with that belief. Now when you say that there is no one worthy of worship except Allah. Please understand that worship consists of obedience. So when you say nobody is worthy of worship, except a light means that you're saying also the nobody is worthy of obedience except Allah.
So if no one is worthy of obedience, except Allah subhanaw taala then I must obey Allah. So when I am saying La ilaha illAllah when I'm saying that there's no one worthy of worship except Allah. I'm also saying that I accept that there is no one worthy of obedience except Allah, which means that I that henceforth from the minute I have said Laila Illallah, Muhammad Rasul Allah, I'm going to obey Allah subhanho wa Taala. And who is the representative of Allah? Who is going to interpret for me what Allah subhanaw taala wants me to do? Who is going to tell me what is the will of Allah? That person is Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam just think about that this is the biggest problem that the
Missouri Keno maka had. The policies maka, this was the big problem is not that they denied Allah subhanaw taala. In the pantheon of gods there was somebody there called Allah,
who was a kind of add God for them. Now, obviously, that's not Allah subhanaw taala. But whatever the hell. The point is that they didn't they were not adamantly opposed to the concept of worshipping a God called Allah. That was not the issue. Their issue was twofold. Number one, the issue was worshipping only Allah, nobody else. So rejecting everything else, worshiping only one issue. And the second issue was they understood very clearly what is the really what is the real meaning of worship, which meant that it didn't just consist of going and buying to somebody at some place, it meant that I am going to have to redo my whole life. reset my whole life, according to
whatever this Allah is telling me. So if I accept Allah soprano Delta as my club, if I accept Allah subhanaw taala as my God as my ILA as the one I worship as the one I worship, apart from anybody else, I do not worship. That's why the kalama starts with the Luffy start with de la la isla. We are not saying that I worship Allah nothing, I do not worship anyone, nobody is worthy of worship except Allah subhanho de la ilaha illAllah.
Right. We are not saying only Allah is worthy of worship, no, we are always visiting no one is worthy of worship except Allah. So we are denying the worship we are denying obedience to anyone and everyone on the face of the earth in this life, except a loss of 100. They might say, Well, you know, Then should I be my parents? Should I obey
the people in authority? Yes, as long as what they're telling you is in accordance with what Allah told
you obey them, or if something which they are telling you
is not against what Allah has told you. So for example, there might be an order, which is not necessarily exactly what Allah ordered. But it's a general rule. For example, when you're driving or driving on the street, there is a streetlight and the street light goes red and you stop it was well did did Allah said this? No, Allah didn't say this. But the general rule is that any rule and any regulation any law, which is created
For the benefit of everyone, Muslims, we accept this law and we say Alhamdulillah, this is a good law, because this is for the benefit of everyone. So people say wear seatbelts, should you wear it? Yes, of course you should wear it. Because this is for the benefit of everyone stopping at driving according to the law of the land. Should I do that? Of course, you must do that. Because this is for the benefit of everyone. In this COVID times, should I be wearing a mask? If I'm inside a building? If I'm with a group of people? Or should I be wearing a mask? Is this what is the Islamic ruling on it? The Islamic ruling on it is yes, you should wear a mask, because this is for the benefit of
everyone. And if somebody says no, no, Islam does not tell you Sorry, you're mistaken. Islam does not permit you to indulge in something which potentially can cause harm to other people.
Similarly, what about smoking? Am I allowed to smoke? No. Why? Because is there an ayat in the Quran saying smoking is haram? No, there is no i, but there's not be an eye because the basic principle in Islam is protection of life
and, and safety for yourself as well as everybody else, because our life is our trust. The other people's lives are trust, too. Therefore, I have no right to do something which can endanger myself or endanger other people. Thanks to my carelessness, thanks to my lack of concern about others. So it doesn't matter whether you think that wearing a mask, you know, does it really prevent COVID not know, the general understanding of the experts of the medical experts is that face masks are extremely beneficial that face masks help to prevent the spread of the disease. And therefore, if you are in any place where there are other people, if you are in a building, if you are on a public
transport, then always always, always wear a face mask. If you're sitting like I'm sitting in the in the opa and there's no one around me, then there's no problem. You need not wear a face mask but if you are inside and you are in a shop, you're in a school you are in an office wherever wear a face mask. This is part of the Islamic character. So now How did you get yet we got here by understanding that a Baba that worship means obedience. Why am I worshiping Allah? Because I'm obeying Allah subhana wa Tada. And what did Allah tell me to do? Allah told me to worship Him and nobody else so what do I do I worship only Allah subhanho wa Taala so my admins Avalon who is advising him on the
way of giving Dawa so he said, the first and foremost, bring them to the obedience of Allah. And what is that obedience, it starts with accepting that Allah subhanho wa Taala, that only Allah subhanaw taala is worthy of being obeyed. Only Allah is worthy of obedience. Only Allah is worthy of
a bad off worship.
So this is where it starts. And then the second thing is sort of Sam said, if they accept that, then invite them to the five daily Salawat. Now think about dismembered sisters, you might say, we have people like this who say, Well, you know, I've accepted Islam, but at the time of Salah they don't pray, if you ask them why you're not brings, are you Muslim, we of course are Muslim. Okay, very good. hamdulillah Then how come you're not praying? Now we pray, we will see, you know, in I mean, somebody if somebody says I don't need to pray, or I will not pray, or there is no prayer for me, if somebody actually says these words, and this person has rejected Islam, this person has taken him
Serato. But even if they don't say that, they just drag their feet, they don't come, they will not, they will not pray, they will keep delaying until the time for Salah is over and so on and so forth. There is a difference of opinion whether this behavior also puts you out of Islam or not. But we are not going into the fifth issues of this. I'm just saying that when a person is doing that, then it shows you that this person has not understood the meaning of obedience has not understood the meaning of the he has not understood the meaning of Islam, because the Salah is the physical manifestation, it is the proof it is the evidence of La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasulullah because
when we say la ilaha illAllah there is no one worthy of worship except Allah.
The physical manifestation of that the evidence of that the proof of that what is it? It is to stand in Salah at the time of Salah. So I come there and I stand and I because why am I standing here because I want to worship Allah. Why am I doing that? Because I believe La ilaha illAllah now, Mohammed Rasul Allah, I believe that Muhammad wa salam is the Messenger of Allah is the last and final message of Allah.
And what is the meaning of that? I believe that he is the messenger Meaning what? Meaning I accept his message, I accept him as the messenger. I accept him as the interpreter of the will of Allah. I accept him as the director of what I'm supposed to do. I accept him as my model him as my teacher, as my Imam as my leader. I accept what he tells me to do. What is the evidence of that in Salah? Because of Laila heilala, I came and I stood up, ready to pray, because of Muhammad Rasul Allah, how do I pray? My method of praying is the way Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam prayed.
So the kalama La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasul Allah is manifested, it is proven, it is practiced in the Salah. The Salah is proof it is evidence that I believe in La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasul Allah, if I'm saying I'm praying, but in my Salah, I'm not doing what Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam did, if I'm not doing it the way he did,
right? And I've come to pray. But I am not praying in the way that Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam showed us And remember, he showed us he used to pray in many different ways. Right? in the, in the, in some of the movements, he did them differently. So don't look at somebody who's praying differently from the way you pray, and then say that this person is you know, his prayer is wrong or he's out of Islam nor, for example, you know, he would fold his hands on his, just above his navel. Sometimes he would fold his hands a little bit higher up, you know, on his chest. And he also prayed with without folding his hand with his with his hands by sides. So along the line, if you see
anybody praying like that, don't think that just because a person's hands, not folded on their chest or on their navel.
Their hands are by their sides. Don't say that this person's prayer is wrong. No, it's not wrong. The person's prayer is perfectly correct, because it correct in that aspect, because he's still doing what Rasulullah sallallahu used to do. And the same thing applies to, for example, the raising of the hands, rather than raising of the hand in Surah Surah Salaam.
In one report by Vanessa Delano, he raised his hands only once, Allahu Akbar, at the time of the military man when he started his Salah, and according to the report of him, their boss or their Lama, who stayed with them, longer than Abdullah Abdullah sada delarue.
Even Ambassador Rosado Salam would raise his hands every time he said Allah. So he said Allahu Akbar, in the military, but then before going into Rocco, is Allahu Akbar, then he would go into Rocco, then he would just savella even me that he would, you know, raise his hands, and so on so forth. When he came back up from Rico.
From when he stood up again, he would say Aloha. So there are differences in the way he raised his hand and hamdulillah the person who was doing, who's raising his hands rather than the only ones is also on the correct path. And the person who is raising his hand several times is also on the correct path. Alhamdulillah there is no problem with that. angelbird So the point is that
in all of these cases, what I'm showing you is saying that the person said Laila heilala, so he or she is ready to pray. And because they said Muhammad Rasul Allah, the method of praying is according to the way that was shown by Rasul Allah, He sallallahu sallam, it is a very beautiful Hadith where a whole group of youth of young people came to stay with Rasulullah sansara How blessed were these people, that they had this kind of access to the Prophet of Allah Salallahu alaihe salam, they came, and many of them came from far off places they came from, from different kabyle different tribes, who lived at a distance from Medina, the only game for the love of Mohammed Salim, they came and
they stayed with a surah, Salah Salaam and Masanobu Sharif. They ate with him, they
spend their days and nights with him. They prayed behind him. And all of this happened. And they stayed for almost two to three weeks. And then they say that
the narrator of the Hadith says that,
you know, he, he was very sensitive to people. He was extremely sensitive to the people. So he said, and I wish Allah Salam detected with some of us, you know, that we were homesick that we were missing our parents and missing our families and so on. So he asked him, he said, Are you homesick Do you want to go home? Now? These people of course, they were hesitant
To say that I mean they are with the proper salon. There's nothing that is better than that. So they want to stay there. But at the same time they have their families, they miss their young, young young boys, you know, so they wanted to go home. So now we satisfy them said yes, you can go home, he gave them permission. And he said to them, that solu camara to moonee Valley he said, Pray as you have seen me pray at the time of Salah is it called the oven and pray as you have seen me pray. So he taught them how to pray. And what did he say? He didn't say pray as it is written the Quran because the Quran, Allah subhanaw taala deliberately did not describe the Salah. In its complete, in
its completeness, Allah did not tell us all the steps, what works, what doesn't work, what we can do what we cannot do. Allah did not teach us what to do if you make a mistake, this hours also, none of this, Allah subhanaw taala gave all of that knowledge to aerosolize Allah Salam in a set in a different revelation, which which we call the Hadith, there were he avire matsudo the way that is not recited in Santa, and this is the reason why I lost ranch. And I did that to reinforce and to
emphasize the importance of his Navy is Rasul Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi salam. That's the reason why Allah subhanaw taala was not constrained by the number of words that he could repeat in the Quran or anything like this, Allah subhanaw taala could have described everything you want and in detail he didn't do that. Allah subhanaw taala gave the order. And the way the order is to be explained Allah subhanaw taala gave that knowledge out of the corner to a socializer salon and restaurant towards the people is very interesting. And we'll come to that. But in passing, I want to say it here that this is the rule that Allah subhanaw taala followed for all of the Vive arcann of
Islam, everything. The method was left to the NaVi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the matter how to do something was taught to Muhammad Rasul Allah Salim. And it was not taught directly to the people by Allah subhanaw taala. And this is the reason why the importance of the hedis that we must understand this, and that's the importance of the sooner that's the importance of understanding and studying the Syrah of resources on his biography, his method is waste. Because otherwise it is impossible for us to practice Islam. The entire manual, the entire workbook of Islam is the life of Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi salam, that's the reason why, in the beautiful story of the Sierra,
where this person came to say that I shall see Dr. de la mother and asked her tell her and he requested I said, Please tell us tell me something about the life of Mohammed Salah Salah. She asked him she said don't you read the Quran? He said yes, I read the Quran. He said that was the life of Mohammed Salah. He was the walking Koran he was the Quran in action.
Rather than just to remind myself when you please make the study of the Sierra incumbent upon you make it further upon you. There is nothing more beautiful than studying the senior officer associate. So make sure that you study the zerah and that you studied thoroughly and you studied well.
Martinez therefore, the issue of Salah is so critically important.
Now, as I told you schatten plays this game where he says it's not important and people
Us Allah Allah subhanaw taala sent the Salah for us to solve our problems on this life.
Remember, whatever we do
in this life, it is something that
only the help of Allah subhanho wa Taala can solve for us.
No matter what we think we have of resources of material of wealth or power. None of that will work if the help of Allah doesn't come and the help of Allah come to Sir that's why last round that I said yeah, you will live in a monastery no be suffering somebody was Allah. Allah didn't make the effort we will believe take the help of is the era of sobor Salah. Saba is interpreted as patience, as perseverance, as fortitude, as strength, as making intelligence as making the best possible effort that you can make. It doesn't mean just sitting around does not mean sitting around it means making the best possible effort that we can make with perseverance with with with with
persistence and then turning to Allah subhanho wa salam. Now if you don't make that effort with Allah, Allah did not promise you did not promise us any success in the lava savarin Allah, Allah is with those people who do this. So if a person is not praying, then the person is not cannot invoke the help of Allah subhanho
wa Taala wants to display deprive us of that. And therefore, he tells us and he fools us to say that I do not have to pray. So, nevertheless Salam said to modern, Nigella delana, you're going to a people of the book, first invite them to the law, that there is no one worthy of worship except Allah. And then Mohammed Salah Salam is the last and final messenger is the Messenger of Allah and the Last and Final of them. And then he said, if they accept that, bring them to Salah, teach them how to pray, tell them, it's five times a day, that you must come before Allah subhanaw taala and you must worship him. And he said, when they do that, then tell them that they must pay zakat, which
is 2.5% on their accumulated wealth, which has been in their position for 12 months. They must pay zakat. And of course there are, there is a different socket on some of the other things, for example, on agricultural produce, and so on. I'm not going into all of that. I'm saying that paying of Zakat, and then see the beauty of this. This is where the wisdom and the hikma of resources comes in Nevis alarm says two other things.
I said tell them that there was bizarre, take it from the wealthy and give it to their poor people. He did not say take it from them and send it to Medina. He didn't say, Take it, take the Zakat money from the people and send it to,
to him in Medina.
He said take it from their rich and give it to their poor. And then is another something which is even more wise, which is he said, don't take the best of what they have.
So for example, you know, looking at it from an agricultural perspective. So here is a person who has horses, he has got, you know, cattle and so on and so forth. And in the car, this person is supposed to give,
say, two horses. Now, let me see, let me see. Don't go and pick that person's favorite riding horse. Because you know, did he used to give to horses, he doesn't have to give a particular horse. So just pick two good healthy horses.
Don't take the one that he loves the most because it's it's, you know, human psychology. Right? I want to give in the path of Allah subhanaw taala we have to get to a point where Alice vantara said in a different place. London Allahu
COVID motto a boon Allah who cannot reach the level of Bill, you cannot reach the level of the closest Allah subhanaw taala until you've given the path of Allah that which you love the most. But remember, that's a stage right? That's a stage. You can't You can't hold people to that from day one. They will they will, they will rebel, they will run away. This is not possible. I mean, my thing which I loved the most I was giveaway. No, I'm not gonna, I'm not gonna I'm willing to give but not I love this thing very much. I'm not I can't I will not give it away. Right? So very, very important. Since beautiful psychology is the first part of it is he said take it from their reach
and give it to their when I think about this, in any society, in terms of numbers, demographics, who is more rich or poor, in any sort of dig absolutely any country, any society in the world, the poor will always outnumber the rich by multiples, not just, you know, it's not like, you know, 10 rich people and 11 poor people rich, they say by multiples. The poor always outnumber the rich. Number one, that's number one. Number two, is in most places, the poor feel deprived, and there is this antagonism towards the rich, even though the rich may not necessarily actively deprived them consciously. But the poor still feel deprived, because they feel Oh, you know what, they bought
everything we were nothing.
So there is a also a tension between the rich and the poor.
So data service is proposing something that which does two things. Number one, it wins the hearts of the majority of the people. And two, it improves the relationships between people in society. So on the one hand, now, when these poor people start receiving wealth, from the rich people, they know why they're getting it because of Islam. Because they can say they can look at their own lives. They can look in their own history and they say, Well, you know what, this guy, he was here he is living amongst us all these years. Never give us anything. Now he's starting to give Why is he doing that because he became Muslim. So this Islam is a good thing. So therefore, people are attracted towards
Islam. So the first thing is that which is that he is natural Salam is asking them, he said take from the rich and give to the poor. And the second thing is, he's now looking at the rich themselves, the people who are giving, don't make them feel as if you are punishing them, don't make them feel as if they are being punished because of giving. So you are forcing them to give something with the love is no don't take something which is the which is the which they love the most don't take from the from the best of their things, take from things which are still good. He's not saying take trash, he said take from something which is good, but don't take for the best. As I mentioned
to you to really be able to give the best that you have in the path of Allah subhanaw taala is the way of earning the pleasure of Allah but is there at a different level one has to get to there We ask Allah to take us there and to enable us to be among those who who rejoice and who are who are looking for opportunities to spend in the bath of Allah subhanaw taala sisters, this is the
this is the Hadees of resource of Salah. And I mentioning it in this issue of lessons from man because this is related to the issue of target. So when we are saying that I do not make sure I worship only Allah, then these two things salah and Sokka come as part of that, because both relate to obedience to Allah subhanaw taala Salah is obedience in a physical sense, in an emotional sense in a spiritual sense. And Zakat is obedience in a material sense, which is of course obviously also spiritual and also emotional, because you don't give your material without emotion involved in that, but in the in the terms of the kind of a bother This is the Battle of the mind is the Battle of the
of the wealth.
Forgive me for drinking my tea in the
middle of the class. And I recommend to you also please do have some tea, but you know tea is important. So I have the lab. The
the lesson we take from this inshallah, of sort of the logmar is the importance number one of the HID of worshipping none other than Allah. Number two, the importance of Salah, of being regular with it, and of constantly working and trying to enhance the quality of that Salah make it better and better. And the third one is the payment of zakat. Ensure that we pay zakat, we paid on time we paid correctly. And always try to do a little bit more because Don't try to become a very accurate accountant with a loss of handles data because you don't want Allah subhanaw taala also, to give you exactly what you deserve, may Allah protect us. If Allah gave us exactly what we deserve, I don't
think we will even get the air to breathe because even that we don't deserve about $100 right that has mercy overpowers everything else. And so Allah subhanaw taala gives us and He gives us and it gives us he gives us even when we are disobedient he gives us even when we deserve his punishment, may Allah protect us from ourselves. But I have the law we have Rob who is All Merciful, who is most forgiving, and he loves to forgive a lot of my nigga for one Kareem to have been awful for me, allow me nigga for one to have a lot of fun
phone games and he is a he's an addition in that hamdulillah it is not prohibited in order to make that kind of addition to glorify a loss of avatar at the same time, obviously the the dwad and the result of some talk is best to be recited the way he mentioned it which is along my nica for one, two horrible awful for me, this is the beautiful drive that he taught, say the agency dhikala delana when she asked him, What must I ask Allah subhanho wa Taala if I get a little color, and we all know this dry hamdulillah we make it all to Ramadan. What is this? What is not restricted or that? So let's make this more and more and more. We ask Allah Subhana Allah to forgive us, let us make more
and more is that far because it's defined as the way of God of opening the mercy and forgiveness of Allah subhanaw taala it is that far is the way to open the door for all the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala in this dunya when we ask Allah subhanaw taala to be pleased and never to be displeased. Please reflect the purpose of all these classes for us to look now back in our lives and say, how's my life going according to what I learned in this class? So in this class, we learned about the head we learned about Salah we learned about soccer look in your own life and say, How do I map on to this standard onto this template?
Or Salah harana we carry virally. He was happy
means that I'm gonna take I'm hamara amin al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salam aleikum wa rahmatullah. You