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So that won't even work until I hear about a character who our dear viewers, my dear brothers and sisters, may Allah subhanaw taala bless you this on this blessed evening. This is Mohammed Taki, the host of this conference, the hygiene legacy conference tonight. Tonight's episode is a very special one.
I'm going to be joined shortly shall log data with our guest speaker. JACK Mohammed is Chanel, we have a lot of law is a graduate of English literature.
Brooklyn University in New York City. He studied at the College of Hadith and Islamic University of Medina. He's also a graduate of Michigan University. He translated major works and he also is affiliated with yaqeen Institute and he's an exam in the in Pennsylvania have your local law he's going to be shortly joining us in Sharla. tonight's discussion is a very interesting discussion. It will be about one of the greatest figures in our history.
The father of the prophets, Ibrahim alayhis salam is someone that our own Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was told to follow in terms of to be inspired by and to follow his example. He was obviously his great grandfather, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, as you all know is a descendant of Ibrahim. He was actually the fulfillment of Abraham's prayer and, and the Dharma to be evil Rahim as he said.
So this extraordinary figure in our history and the history of humanity, the most, you know, perhaps one of the most celebrated prophets. In many religions Prophet Ibrahim Ali said that Allah subhanaw taala describes him as someone who was an Ummah, he was a nation or he was a community.
Great characters. So tonight we're going to be talking about some of the aspects of the Abrahamic ethics and and his personality and his his lessons from his lab from his manners. Allah histological Center, so without any further delay, inshallah, I would like to invite our dear speaker and guest Sheikh Mohammed the shonali to join us in sha Allah welcome to the program, associate Mohammed.
So now I need to send out love it again.
Great to have you back. Mashallah.
That we had here when this whole COVID situation started was one of the most
watched episodes. So welcome to tonight's episode.
hangry ladies aren't needed blessed days May Allah subhanho wa Taala make them happy and joyous occasion for you and your families. I mean for you the same
so how are we we're hoping to meet in Mecca or Medina around this time. Yeah, you're one of the last people I met last year after had to evolve with each other and that all right, right before bed you had on some Hanalei? Yeah, that was beautiful, beautiful memory to handle. Yeah, may Allah subhanaw taala allow us to gather there together Bismillah. Me and all the Muslims out. So every year, you know, millions of Muslims would respond to a call made by Prophet Ibrahim Ali Salaam, who is the subject of tonight's discussion, right.
That continues being answered right.
You know, Prophet Ibrahim is
obviously very interesting and fascinating figure in our history, I think is Salatu. Salam. And, you know, it's amazing how he's also the second most mentioned prophet in the Quran.
You know, so, you know, what do you find most fascinating about about him Ravi Sinha?
Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala alihi wa sahbihi Jemaine?
That's a very difficult question the most fascinating but considering we we don't want to get charged with false advertisement, we said to people who speak about Abraham and character, I'm deeply fascinated by how Allah zoa jen illustrated perfect character in the Quran. Through Ibrahim alayhis salaam, of course, there are so many others which when you consider him arguably the second greatest prophet of all time.
Though there is some data right there's some controversy whether it was Mr. Ibrahim Anakin to set up but when you consider that our laws have told the
most well mannered greatest character
Third human being ever which is the problem sauce I'd love to take Ibrahim Ali's to them as his example.
But Debbie or military Ibrahim hanifa right follow the example the way that they set up. And then our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was said to have said I was not sent for anything but to perfect a good character that should call our attention to the fact that one of the greatest things Allah Zilla, Jen was directing the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that attention to so that he can live up to and carry that missing mission was the character of Ibrahim alayhis salaam.
And there's so much to be said about you know, character needing to come through the prophets to begin with before you even speak about the behemoth a Salaam cell, but but maybe that should at least be said at the onset. Now, nowadays, we think that like the moral debates, have no end everybody has their own subjective morality. I think this is more I think that is moral. Whereas the Muslim believes that without a laws religion without a perfect neutral, you know, wise
God so kinda with Allah The one and only you cannot really have number one objective morality number two actualizing that morality is that's the whole idea that number one, you have to identify what the perfect balance is that philosophers have always debated about, what's the balance between this virtue and that virtue? When there's a conflict between them, right? How do you prioritize, and how you reconcile values, competing values, good values, but what happens when they they're competing, identifying it in the detailed fashion requires work, it requires the revelation of God that was understood and lived through the example of these prophets. But that's not just it. You can identify
it and never live up to it. But having role models that show us It can be lived up to when Allah azza wa jal is the center of your life, everything else falls in line, that also is a moral theory, which is what is the foundation upon which morality is built? So Ibrahim alayhis, salam, all of those dimensions, the details of morality, balancing morality, having your morality grounded in a god centric worldview, we can call it that right?
All of those are identified right? In the story of humanity. So
obviously, this is a very timely discussion. Whenever this season comes head season, we are reminded of Ibrahim his sacrifices his story, you know, people would respond to a call that was made by him, you know, that that continues to echo through throughout all these. So it is indeed but you know, there's a connection between ethics like, you know, some people might be asking, okay, why are we in for those who have just joined us? We are tonight discussing the Abrahamic ethics are the lessons from the character in the matter of the Prophet Ibrahim Ali Salaam. So how are the high season you know, when I asked some people how, you know, to describe their how'd you experience they said, hadr
defines you and it defines you, it's a test of character, right? When you go to Hajj, and one of the conditions for your has to be sound and accepted is that you have to be at your best manners. So it is indeed a very relevant topic because we're, we are again, you know, during this ritual, or this is the season of Hajj ethics are very important where we're told to follow Ibrahim Allah he set out, not only in our practice of the religion, obviously we follow the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was inspired by the middle of Ibrahim, by the tradition of Ibrahim. But we are also supposed to, you know, as you know, we're, we're about to discuss here, see the great beautiful examples and aspects
and Ibrahim's character, and his manners.
So, you know, some how to like, yeah, you're right, you know, absolutely. So,
for today's for a father like me, what, what, you know, what lessons can I learn from him? And he said, I'm all for or as a community member or as a community servant, or, or you know, we were earlier you know, having a discussion and somehow Allah, I did not really pay attention to this. I love how like new eyes you are in terms of when you put things together. You said his, his relationship with Allah subhanaw taala as an example, but also his relationship with his, you know, with fellow human beings and with his family was also a great example for us. So what do you have to tell us about that?
Yeah, so when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam says, Hello, right. righteousness is all about good character.
You think Wait a minute, but our Deen is more than just have been nice with people. Yeah, well, good character isn't just being nice with people. It's a whole bunch of other ways to deal with people. But it's also not just being nice with people. It's about being nice with their Creator, and your Creator who you you all your existence to
Right. And so good character needs to start there needs to start with mastering, if you will, perfecting your understanding or your recognition of the master slave relationship. And then Rahim Ali Salaam was the perfect example of that when he had no support system, he knew he had a love. And when he had no one else, subscribing to his religion, he still feared Allah and stayed put. I mean, one of the
alternate or additional explanations have been Abraham McKenna home Abraham was an oma, the first one, as you mentioned, is that he was an old man in the sense of he was an example, because oma comes from the same root as the word EMA, like a leading example, right? But Omar also means a nation he was a nation all by himself, meaning his commitment was to Allah first. Even if no one else was going to follow along, no one else was going to join in with him. And then you think of Ibrahim alayhis salaam, also that he was not selective, right? There's actually a hadith in Silicon Valley. A very interesting Heidi from Abu hurayrah Mohan, who said that the Prophet sallallahu
alayhi wa sallam said Ibrahim Ali said I'm Ted Turner,
Bill Cardone or who have no femenina Center, that he even circumcised themselves
with basically the sharp side of analysis tools. Yeah, yeah, basically, it doesn't obviously mean swinging an axe, it means that just the sharp side of the axe, right? He used that data whenever basic tool was available at 80 years old. Like Ibrahima, they said, um, that's part of mastering the relationship that no matter how much you do for Allah, it's not that you can't say I was thrown in the fire, and I almost lettered my son, and now I'm at like, enough already, this is something incoherent to someone who understands that it's all worth it for the most beloved
mammals great. Yeah, he didn't have the means to have that done. Sooner or earlier, as you said, you know, somehow you're right. You know, it just does hit me right now that he was he was alone. And he was facing and and his position was not popular. Right. And yet, his connection with a lot, some kind of apana, you know, help them get through that. So kind of like, yes.
Yes, so that's number one. Number. And sometimes, you know, they can't the concept of being moral. Also, if people
nice guys finish last, or you know, they always get the short end of the stick, or, you know, that idea, if you're doing it for reciprocation for appreciation, you're probably going to falter in your consistency even with the people. But when your morality is grounded in our lives, meaning it's defined and like rewarded by Allah, driven by Allah, then you will be consistent in your morality,
you'll always get it right. And you'll, you'll always continue doing it because Allah will always appreciate you. So kinda like the island.
That's a part of it. Another part of it is like, when they brought him a lesson, and then took his data to the people. This was something uncomfortable for the people people are telling him Get out of here with the Dow basically, right. But part of his good character with the people now is that he
didn't listen to them. Because he knew he had their killer, he knew he had their medicine. And you're not giving us the How to people.
You knowing they're on a crash course and you're not trying to divert them from their Crash Course. doesn't make you a good person. Right? Like not giving them a diagnosis. Yes, you're going to do it gently. And yes, we'll see him do that in a second. But you still have to give it that's part of the character. You know, sometimes they say to you, you're reminding me of the they may not like to wear the mask, but they have to wear it maybe how to make them aware the mess.
You know, the concept of like, if you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day and you teach him how to fish you feed him for a lifetime. Likewise, if you are just pleasant, you know, smiling at someone while they're destroying themselves. Yeah, you've made them feel good for a moment. But if you give them the the cold truth in as you know, like, pleasant, appropriate packaging as possible, but without diluting the message that could save them. You're actually saving them for a lifetime. You're saving them for more than a lifetime. You're saving them for the unending life for the hereafter. And so Ibrahim Ali said, um, you look at his life,
means his father even he threatened him time and time again. And he still kept giving him the message. But there's another aspect to this that sometimes we are just so callous and so combative, unnecessarily, we think that we have the license to let go of our clock, because I'm giving it to him straight whether he likes it or not. It's for his own good. No, if you really if it came from the right place, it would come out the right way.
You know, nice. So
I am Rahim Allah and he speaks about how he went with this uncomfortable truth is unpopular truth to his father and sort of money and a lot of zoa. Jen says that Ibrahim alayhis salam said,
Yeah, Betty limita abdomen is narrow la basura wala yoga neon cache kashaya Oh, my dear father.
Why do you worship like these idols who don't hear anything or see anything, or benefit you in any way? So, it milennium says notice that although he is challenging their worldview, and their tribal culture, and it implies, you know,
accusing them a false hood, look at how he packaged it. He said, Oh, my dear father, he didn't call him out by his name. You know, number two, he asked him and didn't tell him, he didn't tell him, you're crazy, or you're misguided for worshipping that which does not bet here or see your benefit. He said, Why is it right? Why is it that you worship something that doesn't do this or doesn't do that or doesn't, and that was part of his a gentle approach when Allah
Allah, Allah at a loss zoa jet, you know, loves gentleness.
And he's gentle and loves gentleness and gives on the basis of gentleness, but he doesn't get on the basis of anything else that he says. And so if you really want to save someone, you're going to give them that uncomfortable truth, but ease in, in a most comfortable or as most comfortable and injection as possible. And so we see that, and then the if continued to tell the say, Yeah, but see in a half an ear mistake I've ever made, oh, man, oh, my dear father, I'm afraid that you may be touched in the slightest by a torment from the Most Merciful, like, I'm afraid for you, and He is the Most Merciful, do you realize how grave This is that the Most Merciful would actually punish
you, you know, the whole thing is just, you know, a finesse balance
that we really need to learn.
You know, this is from sort of medium or just, you know, so, so moving somehow along the way he speaks him, you feel, you feel that this is someone who really cared about his father is being very gentle, you know, so how am I you know, thank you for bringing this up. You're right. I mean, he said, limit taboo, right? Why are you worshiping he's, he's challenging him, but at the same time, he's actually giving him a very thought provoking,
you know, argument, he's asking him to explain to him, so you can, you can go and ask your your, someone that you respect to explain to you why they're doing things the way they're doing. You're not disrespecting them, but at the same time, you're really, you know, putting them, you know, in check, you're, you're allowing them to think for themselves, but that what they're doing doesn't really make, you know, that makes sense to Powell. He was very, very, and just, you know, someone asked me this question. I don't know. I wasn't able to actually somehow
I wasn't able to find that information. I didn't actually do the research as to how old was Ibrahim? When, when he engaged? Whether it's his fault, because the Quran says to me, and I've had 10 years going on, right? So do you have any?
No, I don't believe there are. I did a tiny bit of research I had to do a paper was one of the only research studies I got to do a while in Medina for I have to come back. Mine was about I just gave it a fancy title. It was just called this little hypothetical Garnier, fisherman, Alinea, whatever it is, right? Just whatever, I'm open my eyes to have the perfect character traits of the money system.
And I didn't find I tried to, I guess, scan that if I see it for, you know, what I could about the money system. And I don't think we have anything in the plan or the demos, but it's not as if I'd have a conclusive, you know, scope of this stuff. Regarding this, and we do know that he was young as you as you mentioned, the ISS. He was young, but what is a fetter? I mean, maybe under 40 would still be a fencer, right.
Some, some say that Alam could even be loosely, someone under 40.
And so what we should say though, to the likes of these questions, in general is that the most important facts of his story are in the Quran and the Sunnah. Allah zildjian is not forgetful if it was, you know, an essential part of the story that we needed. A lot would have said it to us would have informed us in his book on the tongue of His Messenger Salaam ohana.
Yeah, but you can still be young and be gentle and be kind and be respectful. Right? Yes. That's a
very thoughtful connection. Yes. Yeah. So like when people become religious, they have this selective read. I'll give you a personal embarrassing story in a minute to make your show entertaining.
It's actually related to violence to them, but you just reminded me of it. But yeah, like why is it the day you become religious is the day that all your problems start with your parents and with your siblings and with your average Masjid goer? Yes, we understand that.
That you're a fiery guy or you're a fiery gal and you're passionate about your deen but you need to realize that this is something you need to go out too fast. Because when the prophet SAW Selim says righteousness is good character, that means you need to consider what people think of your character that is very telling of your your righteousness in the eyes of Allah azza wa jal when when the prophet SAW said as his righteousness good character, then play him said that means whoever out does you and character has outdone you in Dean, because this character is the dean, it's what it's all about. And when you have a problem with people, and it gets personal, and it gets tense, and it's
this is like the norm for you,
then you Your problem is not really with the people. It's with your disregard of them belonging to Allah, your problem is with Allah because they are His servants upon Allah God. Right. And so and you know, the narration of a California law, the creation or the end, some people miss translated as children of God and our enemies, the dependence of God, these are the people that I love cares for around the clock. And so for you to be
you know, injurious to them for you to be arrogant and pompous with them means your problem is with him, so kinda need to be very worried about that sort of when, and what it places you at odds with
one another. As for my embarrassing story, I am speaking so heavily about this or pushing about it, maybe to make up for my past.
And I think I have a semi defense for why I was a little bit like that for a short while, aside from the fact that I was young, and that it's a defense mechanism sometimes that like you hate so much where you were, that you try to like project that hate, and that roughness with whoever still like that out of fear that you fall back into it. Not a justification, but you just need to understand where that comes from.
In any case, Ibrahim alayhis salam is said to have said to his people
in in, in southern Montana, but Ken at macmost, one has an add on fee, Ibrahim olavinlinna. You have a perfect example and Ibrahim and those that were with him. If I really honed him in never, I mean call him a taboo and I've been doing it now we are totally clear of you and everything you worship besides Allah,
confirming that we can we have denied you.
Lebedev been in Albania when I dealt with
And there has arisen between us and you enmity and hatred forever until you worship Allah alone. So whoever reads this and has the insecurity that a person sometimes has when they first become religious, and they're looking to like insulate themselves from like anti religious influences, will say, okay, that's the way I'm supposed to treat everybody else. Ibrahim is my example. I got nothing to do with you guys. I hate you, but you're my enemy for the sake of Allah.
Because this is a presupposition that it's supposed to be this way it's supposed to match my fiery young age. And so you think that idea is the norm. One that I might be the norm just for not the same people. These are this idea was inserted into Hana. This idea came down about the Mexicans who just breached the treaty and essentially waged war. These are with regards to militant hostile people. And so Ibrahim alayhis salaam is example with people that threw him into a fire and time and time again or rebellious, or someone they saw clearly was the prophet of God. Maybe someone in that case scenario, they need to see a different face from you. At that point, there are there's no more
warmth, without you totally walking away from your past without you believing in Allah. But the fact that they disagree with you or even disbelieve in your God would not warrant that. And actually, interestingly, the proof is in southern Indiana. So the henna itself to add later is though is the soda that says just on the next page. Allah does not prevent you from those who don't fight you regarding your religion, being kind to them being just to them. Allah loves those that are just
those who are not fighting you, for the sake of your religion expelling you from your homes because you're a believer, Allah does not forbid you from being nice with them, kind with them just with them. You seek nearness to God through being just with them. The next verse says, Allah only forbids you from
me being kind with those
who are fighting you because you're a Muslim waging war on you, because you're a Muslim expelling you from your homes driving you out of your, your lands, because you're almost there. So what I'm just trying to say is we can always find evidence in the Quran and Sunnah to justify our bad, or our bad behavior.
But if you come to it as a clean slate, you come to a truly seeking guidance, you will see that this is an exception to the rule
that applies, it is actually part of good manners, part of good manners
to to have a very different space, right, to be to show your your dignity, to show your fearlessness to show your trust in Allah, when there's something of that nature. But otherwise, Ibrahim Alayhi Salam was very different as the norm
could could we say that this is something that also was revealed to him, and it's a measure that he had to take at a later stage. You know, like, for instance, in the other Iowa, you know, loss of habitat satisfy them at a beginner level, I know, I do believe
that this was not from the get go, you know, that that he, but at a later stage, once Ibrahim exhausted all means to persuade his people or to bring them to guidance, and lots of hands on with that, at some point, prophets and messengers are instructed by law, some kind of data to part ways from their people and walk away. Right, like, you know, what happened with Prophet has his nephew properties move are they set up? And in many other profits? So could we say that this was at a later stage, Allah Subhana, Allah gave him you know, it wasn't hard to about, you know, inspired him or revealed to him just like what happened with know how they set up? I mean, 950 years, and then
eventually it was revealed to him and nobody omega in them, and this is it, it's over. Right. So it is at that stage that you have to basically part ways and you go your own separate way. Can Can we say that?
So long as we were saying that in the sense that this is not limited. I mean, I would agree with the caveat that it's not limited to you receiving direct revelation, which means it would be impossible right after the seal of prophethood.
No, we are saying that you don't. Our Deen is a balance between mercy and strength. Like mercy all the time, even after the age of the prophets, right? mercy and like smiles and pleasantries all the time would actually be a sign of weakness. You would get over run it this would this would embolden those who have no conscience for those who don't understand goodwill, because our Deen deals with reality. That's actually part of the Abrahamic character Abrahamic morality, that, you know, some people, interestingly, you know, want to like, be the most intelligent minds of our time, Noam Chomsky, I was told by people who approached the Muslims to approach them personally, seeing many of
his views are very sympathetic to Islamic values. He said I he refused to look into Islam, because I don't accept any religion whatsoever.
That condones the use of force. Right? And that that's, that may come from the right place, right? It's a beautiful sentiment to be totally pacifist. But pacifists don't exist in the real world. Because they are overrun, right? Like, it is not the lack of certain countries that keeps other countries over running them is the presence of their armies, for example, right? So strength, respect, strength. That's the idea. It's now does not promote violence. Unfortunately, criminality and crimes against humanity, and wars are just an inevitable reality of the human experience. And so when they physically took Ibrahim alayhis, salam, and you know, waged war on him, and were
persecuting, physically, this requires equal strength to keep them at bay. Right. And so in any similar situation,
a law student says that to us, even though he says when I let him, This, of course, now is not promoting violence, this was addressing the problem setting them as the head of a state, all of these things should always be understood, right. But there is the point where a lot so that is, why don't you fight in the path of Allah and those who are being oppressed of the women and the children who are praying to God to remove us from these oppressive lands to the end of it, right. And so some things are worth fighting for. Yeah, that's part of valor is part of the package. Yeah, in the case of Ibrahim, that wasn't even an option. And we don't even I said, I just was told to walk away and
he just walked away and he started his community and it started is, you know, somewhere else?
Right. Yeah. And for sure, in our context, for sure. None of this actually applies and in the sense that would only apply to a legitimate authority or a legitimate government or otherwise
visible strength in the face of
Violence, protecting the weak and the and the weaker sectors of society. You know, even today, the concept of defunding the police, by the way that people are speaking about for the sake of morality, that may seem to be a good idea at first glance, but do you know what would happen if there isn't a government sanctioned force that has a clear leverage in terms of artillery as a as cuffs and, and cars and radios and guns? Do you know what this country will look like? You know, without there being strength to protect the rights of, you know, the individuals in society. So what if someone says, But wait, Ibrahim, and I said, I'm early on, he took on the idols, he actually took an axe and
he went and destroyed all the idols in protest. Or, you know, if I may use that term, in protest of what his people were doing. And his spirit, his spirit, obviously, the, you know, the main, you know, the largest one, yeah, just to give them, you know, to, you know, as a way of him trying to basically make a point. To the point I would agree, I would agree 110%, that one would have to be ye. And even if it's worldwide, for sure, it's why for Ibrahim Ali said, it has to be by way of Revelation.
Because our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was told different,
was told, don't even speak that.
Meaning Don't curse, right? Well, it's simple. And I don't even do any levels of law, don't be late, do not curse at those that worshipping instead of Allah.
Less, they reciprocate by cursing Allah without knowledge. And so when he was the the weak,
weaker sector of society, he had to weigh the pros and cons. And it was a greater con, and you provoking them in this way. But of course, later on when one could write one, or the disbelievers and
basically betrayed and sparked the feuds between between the tribes and the province, I'll sell them at every right now to protect himself preemptively by going into Mecca, and clearing out those war criminals. And it happened peacefully at that point, he removed the items at a much, much later stage. So the Rahim Allah is surrounded there, while he had zero supporters, or at most, he had his wife and lupine a salon. If they were with him at that point, right, then that's definitely not the majority is definitely not leverage. So it must have been, it must have been revelation, Allah knows best.
Can we move on to the later stage of Abraham's life, before we run out of time, because, you know, moving forward, somehow Allah, it's amazing. And I, you know, one thing that I find fascinating is Ibrahim it said, I'm in his,
in his approach, you know, towards his father, but later on when he is steady, also his relationship, whether it's with his wives or his children, just you know, so how there was so much compassion. So he was a great son, but he Oh, he was also the greatest father somehow. Yes.
Yes, upon a lot. I believe there's so much to learn about that. I mean, first and foremost, having, you know, good character, comes from a certain environment, it brought him on his son didn't have that environment, he had a gift from Allah. But he understood that he had the responsibility to provide that environment for others, right, he's an exception, it usually doesn't happen like this. And so, you know, for when you find,
for example, the story of building the cab.
He had his son with him in stride as they're building the Kava, and he wanted his son to be a part of this legacy.
And not only did he involve him in the physical construction of the Kava, he may do it alongside his son to Allah to accept this humble effort from them. And so involvement, you know, in the dean are working for a lesbian and at the same time, showing a lot of humility that you can never
serve in a manner befitting of his greatness. All of that was something he modeled right in front of his son, that's a part of it. That's all I slept with Allah. Right. And then, also, Ibrahim alayhis salam did something that we all need to do a better job at, which is keep close tabs on your family. Right. One of the greatest, you know, regrets that so many parents have is not seeing certain crises, certain train wrecks that have been in the developmental, you know, in the development of their kids until it actually happened. We know when he brought him on his son, um, comes to his son and he says to him, you have when you're in the autofill, Miami and he has Barack, I see
In my sleep that I am
slaughtering you, like, there's so much to learn from that story and other lectures on their own, of course. But why was he asking him this? Was he asking him? You know, should I obey Allah or not? Because he's gonna listen to him know? For sure not. He's asking him. How do you feel about that? Right? To make sure that it wasn't just Ibrahim alayhis salaam submitting and his son resisting but that they both were submitting and that's why the assets for them mess them up. Right when the two of them submitted to the will of Allah xojo.
You know, May Allah give her she felt she was talking to me. He says, you know, like ask your involve your children with with the just to probe their brains, you need to your responsibility, right? To make sure they have someone with you to direct them. All right, ask them if you had a million dollars, what would you do? If he tells you I'll buy cotton candy with it? You'll know there's a problem.
You know, if you were if you lead this Omo, what would you do? And so you you help refine them in their outlook in general, by being available as a mentor, it's part of the death lap with your family.
You know, how a lot obviously prophets and messengers are, you know, amazing as communicators, they have great abilities. So a lot to learn with salami, my name is Manny, but you're you know, I find the boy whom I didn't set out to be just amazing. And his whether it, whether it whether it is his relationship with his wives, and how he communicates with them. And you get the sense that he had a very, like, open, honest relationship with both of his wives, especially SATA.
I mean, Sam, and his children as well, he was very, you know, he would like communicate, engage them.
But but there's this moment that the Quran basically mentions and more than one place, obviously, scholars talk about his generosity. But you know, there's something that I find fascinating, I don't know, I would like to hear your thoughts about it, is when the angels came to him, right? These are not strangers. Because obviously, he doesn't, at that point, when they came, they came in, in human form. So, and he didn't realize they were angels.
Until he actually went and like, he didn't even say, okay, identify yourselves, What are you here for? What is your mission? He did, you know, he took the time. Like, if you rush to go get food, like post them, and you know, he was very hospitable and he set up. So
and, and it just hit me that, you know, in order for you to, like, prepare a meal like that, for your guests. These guests have to really be special people, people that you know, like, you know, like yourself, you know, it has to be someone that you really really know someone who has like, who means a lot to you, but it seems that he was just like that and he would offer that to anyone, right, who would come to him and welcome them. I mean, what is what is your thought? Oh, no. So this is the worst question ever to ask me. Because I gave a football on this passage and I realized that it was overkill for football. So it was too much because like you know even if I am all about this
passage and sort of a soft fat about the guests
he says that our laws upon our data like I consider this one of the proofs of the Quran being a buzz words. He combined all of the athletic the adapt the protocols on guest hosting in this tiny three, four lines. And so for Eliza Jen says, Hello. How do you feel I'll just walk through it quickly. Hello, attacker, howdy, Philadelphia, Brahim and mcrobbie. And as they're coming to you the news of the guests whom
is de la he when they entered upon him, so they didn't even knock apparently Ibrahima acnm would leave his door wide open for guests. They just walked in. That was you know, and and some scholars say that Ibrahim was the first person on a Salaam to host guests. It was no abnormal. It was a social abnormality. And so not only was he the first to invite people to his house, like in human history, he literally would keep the door open. It was an open ended invite. If I do Allah, He follows me they walk in on him. And they said Solomon, Solomon means a piece, right? Like a greeting of peace. He didn't say Salaam and he said Salah moon, and muqtada up to the cloud, right? And so he
said, made peace continue to be upon you. So he responded with a better response. And then they said, Make a Peace be upon you. And he said, may peace always be with you. That's the implication in that tiny wording. And that is what you're supposed to do. You're supposed to respond with that which is better or at the very least equal. He did that which is better.
So he's being welcoming. He's being more welcoming
than they are when they you know greeted him he was even
the guests may come to your place they may feel a little awkward or you know, apprehensive or something they can't be comfortable then you tell them make yourself home beer, you know, relax. So depending on your response, your response is what is going to make them feel either comfortable or, or remain to be like, uptight and feel awkward. So that's great. That's a beautiful Okay, keep going.
On a salon, Carla Salomon co moon moon Corona, he said, unknown people continuous Peace be upon you unknown beauty and say, I don't know you. He's saying you're unknown as if to indirectly say this town doesn't know you. But I'm not necessarily saying like you're suspicious. He didn't say I'm cute. Oh, cool. Got a moon cuddle. You know, he said it in the passive tense. And then he says, For agua de la he, Ron All right. They have been tougher. So he slit he says he's not literally good. he snuck off to his family. Why? Because if you're gonna say Hold on one second, I'm gonna go get you some food. You're kind of saying like, are you sure you want to eat?
Like, hopefully they'll say no, we just had a meal. So part of
Yeah, so he said I'm snuck off to not make them feel that they're burdening him. So he snuck off Allah says and then he comes back with he didn't send me in originally means a baby cow like a calf.
Semyon means meaty, so he got a nice like luscious, fat, meaty calf. And we're talking about three people, three people and about humans for that's we would think it's overkill. And that's why I'm going to claim says this is actually proof that it's not wasting to bring your guests honor them with more food than they can eat. Of course, he means on the condition that you don't throw their leftovers you give it out or like store it or whatever it is right. About Javea at least I mean, for court robber who la him, Allah, Allah Azza kulu. And then he brought it close to them. He didn't tell them get up to the dinette, right. Yeah, he made it even easier. He brought to them the food
where they are. So he didn't send his wife or his servant. He did it himself to further honor them. And then he brought it to them. He didn't bring them to it to further you know, be gracious to them. Call Elijah Kowloon and then he said to them, will you not eat which is more courteous than saying eat? Will you not eat is gentler is softer.
Connor Elijah Kowloon for our just I mean, whom prefer and then he felt some sort of apprehension towards them. Of course, they're angels they're not going to eat. And so he didn't show them that he was uncomfortable with their behavior. It just means he felt it, meaning he refused to show it, which is part of his good luck. Sometimes you get to do stuff. That's weird, right? We're not always the same way. It may not even be right or wrong. It's just like cultural misunderstandings. So he should try to react overlook it. Yeah. conceal your reactions.
As they're breaking your friends, their kids are breaking your furniture.
No, hopefully not. So funny thing is like the week before or the week after, I don't remember. I gave advice on how to be a well behaved guest, according to the dean, just to like compensate. Being a good host the host don't get run over. Be like the angels. Yeah, hopefully.
Sal just sent me home FIFA carlu. Like they said, don't see it.
And they gave him they finally admitted that we're here actually to bring you good news of a knowledgeable son to the end of the story. And so yeah, fame says all of the perfect flap of a guest host to be a master guest host according to like the moral character rubric of the dean is found in these three lines of honey, Molly's story.
It's beautiful. You know? Yeah, there's a lot to be said about that. Some kind of follow up to language and alcoholic, you know, may Allah Subhana Allah. Okay. We have a prime minister that, you know, Ibrahim Alayhi Salam that the province of the law isn't
right. And he sent this beautiful gifts.
You know, no, you know, which, which is, you know, a reminder that he had a salatu salam cared for us. And this is the season for us to really take advantage of the gifts that we have by him.
Beautiful ending, any any word of advice as to how you know, in terms of like taking advantage of these 10 precious days. I mean, it's not 10 anymore. I mean, we have promised
Yeah, I mean, the overarching character trait of our Prophet sallallahu it was and our Prophet Mohammed was Rama right mercy and concern and compassion for the soma and tapanuli but he manisa them was making their art for us before we came that Allah send us a prophet and show us the way and all he had great concern for us and so the Hadeeth you're referring to
you know speaks to that point very much is in the
urban Mr. Luke? I remember the first time I heard this he doesn't get called in so it sticks in my brain.
Yeah, he said that
yeah, that I have a gift for you from him. And he said, it was brought to us via what he said to me the the way he framed it was just very suspenseful. So it didn't mean he has different messerli that the prophet SAW said them told us that Ibrahim Ali said I'm said to him after all Mohammed Russell, recite or convey to your own from me Salaam
and inform them that Jen is lush, and green
one out of the happy and that its valleys, its valleys are basically ready to be planted.
Or they're there bear for you to work in them, right you work in them and this dunya meaning and you harvest there is no out of the happy and when the rasa and the way to plant in these these valleys is by saying so pana, la, la, la La, la, la, la, la, la, la. And you just connected with our 10 days, right? The days only remember my email is sent out and we make this thick and we make our houses vibrate with these words and echo these words like Medina used to and if no one was to walk in the market saying these words to the people a lot like above a lot, like a lot a lot like a book or whatever wordings, you know, they would say them and remind each other of them. And so it's
important to revive that at least within the the sanctuaries that our our our homes.
What a beautiful gifts of how he he continued his hair and his his Baraka and he said I will continue even after and he sent us a special message through the province of a law to send them to deliver to the Sahaba and the Sahaba passed on this message or this beautiful gift until he met with me the other one Hello, can you know made sure that he includes that in his in his collection? And so how am I here we are so brothers and sisters a gift from none other than our father the greatest one of the greatest
characters in the history of humanity why he ran a sent out to all of you out there, you know that plant your trees and Jenna you know, adorn and decorate your palace and gentlemen, your your properties and agenda with the remembrance of Allah Subhana Allah Allah Subhana Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah Akbar, trees will be planted for you in Charlottetown. In general, this is a season where we should take advantage and remember our lives are going as our law says, Let's go to Lafayette Mmm. You know, last night, we asked everybody to do this, and we would love for you
to inshallah also conclude with a drive for our community members, especially those who may be suffering from an illness of any kind, especially, you know, those who were tested positive or those who have loved ones or family members who may have been affected by this pandemic, or maybe,
you know, undergoing, you know, a procedure or may have some health condition that they are suffering from, as well as you know, the rest of the community members that Allah keeps us safe and blesses us and shall not die so
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Grant this act of obedience that will deliver us to this paradise and grant the certainty that would make light for us the burdens of the calamities of this world. And so allow us to enjoy our hearing and our sight and our strength until the day that we meet them. And so only allow our vengeance to be against those who have wronged us and to give us support against those who oppress us. We ask a lot to not make this dounia the extent of our concerns,
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