Channel: Mohammad Elshinawy
In Alhamdulillah, Allah Allah scurried over he was the winner of the villa Kala machinery and fusina with a Dr. Marina de la la la Molina one minute little fella De La Hoya de la ilaha illallah wa hula shriek Allah hoshana Muhammad Abu whenever you who are pseudo. Yeah you have Lavina mundo de la haka, Ducati de la la mattina 11 Tomasi moon. Yeah, you have NASA Pura vida como la de holla. community, Masha Allah amin has a java web SME humare Java Lang Kathy Rahmani
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yeah yo Latina Amano de la la kulu polenta de de la kumala como la la Rubicam menu for a la hora Sula, who for the first 1000 alima all praise and glory be to Allah We thank him and we seek His help and his guidance and his pleasure and his forgiveness. And we seek protection with Allah from the evil whispers within ourselves and from the consequences of our evil deeds. for whomever Allah guides, none can ever lead astray and remember Allah leaves without guidance and can ever guide them. And we testify that no one is worthy of our worship and our devotion. And our love and obedience in the absolute sense both Allah and Allah alone without any partners. The true supreme
king of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was in truth without doubt his servants and his prophets and His Messenger whom Allah there was a sense of the mercy to all the worlds
Oh, you have Eman? Oh you have believed have this Acquavella presence in your life at all times. And to the extent that he deserves it some kind of homeless Allah and do not die do not get caught off guard by death except in a state of complete and total willing and loving consistent surrender to Allah state of Islam.
To begin after Welcome my brothers and sisters to the house of Allah villages. We continue as promised with the advices of Look, man and Hakeem, Look man, the wife
and we left him with all the Allahu anhu last week saying to his son, yeah, bhulaiyaa Optimus kala, oh, my dear son, establish the prayer, establish it properly, prioritize it, make it meaningful, and do not ever confuse anything in importance with the importance of the prayer. But then he didn't stop there. He said to him, and from here we proceed. Yeah. bhulaiyaa famous Allah Oh, my dear son established the prayer. What more bill Murphy one honeymoon curry was berala Alpha back in early communism a little more.
Oh, my dear son established the prayer, and enjoy and promote the good and forbid denounced the evil and be patient on what will afflict you in the course of this. And certainly this is of the matters that require a great deal of resolve a great deal of determination to promote the good and to prevent the evil and to be patient through that requires a great deal of resolve a great deal of determination, a great deal of endurance. And so it says if he's telling his son about the Allahu anhu even though Salah is the most important action, as we established for a full 30 minutes last week, it is not the only action
and to worry about yourself and your private actions with Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah, even the most important of them.
That alone is not enough to grant you or earn you or qualify you for the mercy of Allah, you have to also have mercy for his creation. And a part of having mercy for his creation is to promote the good among humanity and to prevent as much evil as you can be among humanity around the Earth at large not just with humanity even but enhancing human beings in enhancing humanity by promoting the good and by preventing the evil
and this is a common theme throughout the Quran. And it was from the wisdom of luck man rhodiola han that he said it just has Allah Who says in the Quran
command good for evil join good forbidding evil promote good prevent evil it's always said like this I'm gonna win model for the animal car is a common theme that you hear all over the world. And look, man from his wisdom is that he said it that way what way?
He said it by speaking about the promotion of goods first, and prevention of evil second, that was from his great wisdom.
Because you need both. But that doesn't mean you did 50% of this and 50% of that. The promotion of good which will be
topic in today's kotova is far more important. And it's because it's far more effective than forbidding evil, and admirable maroof is far more important than any animal car. Because they are both it is more effective, even if they are both required. So today we'll be dedicated to the model. And next week in sha Allah who is dedicated to a new
model for roughly translating as promoting good.
What I want you to focus on here is the fact that so many times we give greater weight to the forbidden evil, meaning we're always seeing an evil that we're reacting to, or are hearing some evil that we're debating or pushing back against.
But to on some level partially or even mostly ignore the evil at hand and promote the alternative to promote the good, that is where many of us may lack we may underestimate the power of that.
And so when you look at the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his call in Mecca It was not like that. He did not go out to all of the vices of Mecca, though he spoke out against all of them. But what he went out and did more than anything else was look for what was absent from the life of the people the good that was absent that he developed it
more so it's about proportion, more so than he attacked and combated and destroyed the evils that were present in their life.
And our laws though agenda is the one that told him to do that. He said build where there is potential to build he said who the last what what motivated Oh, well out of our ninja Hadean he says to him who the last which means take take advantage of Alas, who means that which is given freely meaning see where there is availability to preach to teach to promote good take that capitalize on that
what mobile Marouf and use it to admirable moreover use it to promote good will arrow Ballenger hidden and just ignore the foolish those that want to fight and debate and attack and you attack back ignore as much of that as possible.
This was the prophetic message. And that is why he was so successful. La Salatu was Salam. So the Quran he came with, it did more of teaching people who Allah is
then talking about how ridiculous these idols are, the false gods are. Because if you disprove this belief, another faulty belief can come take its place, you still haven't solved the problem. And so he told them what is the proper belief system more so than he dismantled and attacked and deconstructed the faulty belief system.
Likewise, many problems in our life, we attack them head on, and we're ineffective, because we don't promote good in their place.
So the love of dunya all human beings have a love of material, the material world this dounia there's two ways to make sure that doesn't ruin your life.
One method, which many of us use is to try to criticize dunya even sometimes, many people on microphones in Muslim spaces do this. They attack dunya as if dunya is inherently evil, to try to get people to hate this world. That's not an effective message. That's not as effective as getting people to love Allah more than they love the dunya to build the love of Allah so that could transplant to remove the love of dunya from their heart or temporary you're never going to remove it.
So many things. people's love for sin sometimes the harm of dunya I shall do lawanna she said the very first this is the first call of the protocol for them. This is how he was so effective. He didn't attack wine had on she said he didn't attack fornication head on. She said oh would man as a male. Again our luminesce male Quran Sumitomo for fun, we have equal gentleness you are now the very first thing to come down from the Quran. Were these shorter sutras that contains a loss of mention about paradise and the Hellfire for lemma seven as well. Islam in Islam, halal Haram, when people became inclined to Islam, you've developed you built inside of them this awareness, this keenness
regarding the accidental paradise Hellfire, which is when people became inclined to Islam, then the halal and haram, the do's and the don'ts came down. She continued to say, if the first thing to come down from the Quran was don't drink wine, the people would have said we will never stop drinking wine. If the first thing to come down from the Quran was do not porn in case they would have said will never stop fornicating.
And so the idea of promoting good being more important, and this happens on so many different levels, even in our lives, so many people that struggle with their faith and by the way, if you take some criticism
When people bring against Islam, and you give this young man or woman, this happens
a lot with our youth predominantly with our youth. You tell them this is not the correct criticism against Islam, and we have a very good rebuttal. We have very good response to this. And then you you solve that doubt of theirs, they'll bring you a second doubt you solve the second one, they bring you a 10th doubt, you solve that one, they bring you 100 doubt, they will never have faith.
So instead of trying to destroy the doubt in their life, that's an endless project by firefighting, it never stops. What you are supposed to do to be organic in your method is you're supposed to come at enjoin command promote, building them why they believe, so that when they get a doubt, it's okay, there's probably a very good answer, because I know why this is true. And so this, I'll find out the answer later. No big deal. I can go to sleep at night.
Even in Darrow, by the way, even in Dallas, sometimes people, Muslims, because so many Muslims, like everyone else are online, and some of them on the online space, always debating with people, that your religion is wrong. Because of this, that doesn't really work. Because when you attack someone's belief, right?
They get defensive naturally. Sometimes people aren't even very convinced of their belief. But when you attack it, he protected
if you were to save some of your time, and just present to them the correct belief that you have the merits of Islam, not the lack of merit that you see in another system, you present to them the greatness of Islam, they will look at that and compare automatically and just let go of this. This was the way of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
even in his dour when rootsweb neuroglia who was one of the staunchest enemies of our Prophet salaallah hadiza he came to the Mohammed property stop what this whole Islam thing is called, what do you want? Do you want women will marry you to the most beautiful you? Are you crazy will spend all our money and get you a doctor. You want power will make you our King Do you want What do you want?
He could have very easily responded to every single one of those accusations. Right and disproven those accusations. He listened and listened and listened. And then he said to him, and to hate everybody. Are you finished?
Are you done with your offer? He said, Yes, Carla fastener is and now hear me out. And he begins to recite to him from sort of fulfilling
until the man was so moved by the IRS. He got up and he covered the mouth of the brothers off. I didn't know how much stuff.
He was moved by complete disregard for the accusation, refusing to get into the back and forth myth that is never very effective, hardly ever effective.
And so what I'm saying is, aside from the debates, aside from the combat, aside from you, only jumping on the things that are going wrong, how about we start producing and highlighting and amplifying the good and calling people to it.
And that is all part of an admirable model promoting the good. And I want to highlight three things in particular that fall under this. The first of them is educating people,
about the good of this religion and the truth of this religion was those people are not Muslims are those people, your children, whoever they may be, don't assume people know.
You don't just know about Allah with your logic. You may know he exists with your logic. But you know, the details of our law are only knowable through revelation.
You know, Musa alayhis salam if you ever notice in the Quran, he says to frown what he says to frown. Do you have any interest in purifying yourself? When de la Vega Dasha and that I may guide you meaning educate you about your Lord so that you may know how to fear him basically, so that you may fear him? How does someone have the fear of Allah inside of them without being educated about to Allah subhanho wa Taala How does someone have confidence in Allah in them trust in Allah in them without knowing who he is?
Or the mahanoy to this point, he said that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said one day Yaga Cora buena
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that a lot of the Most High laughs Of course, in a manner that it's reality we can never understand as human beings in a manner befitting His glory and His Majesty. But Allah laughs from how quickly human beings despair, despite how close the release is, via a little mashup, despite how close the relief is. So as a human being that he's short sighted, you don't know the unseen and you can despair and the relief was coming tomorrow or next week or in 10 minutes. So a lot of that lasts from the this action of his sleeve. And so Evora V and what did he do with that bit of education? What did he do with that information? How did it affect him? He said, Yasser Allah I have Hakuna
Our Lord laughs
like if it was left to me, I wouldn't think that God laughs it'd be befitting of God.
So the bra filament teaching he does laugh, but in a way that is befitting of him. He so he says to my up Hakuna, our Lord lacks call unanswered. Yes, he does. Call and then at the moment Rob binlog Haku, Kira, they said we will never miss out on good from a God who lacks
from a God who was well wishing from a God who this is his nature, so kind of over to Allah.
And so the first part of it has to be education. Because if you don't continue educating people about the details of Islam, its truth, its teachings all of this, it will get lost. Like a generation will be replaced with another generation that never learned these things.
That is why when our laws though, just said Quantum hydrometallurgical just leanness you were the best of people brought out for all of humanity tenemos una in Morocco and Helena Mancha because you promote good and you prevent evil. The scholars said, Why this promoting good and forbidding evil, make you the best nation. They said, because you have the best religion, you're not just the best because you're God's favorites. You are the best owner because you have the best religion, promoting good, make sure none of that religion is lost or forgotten over time. And forbidding evil, make sure none of that religion is corrupted, infiltrated by that which is not from it, not part of the
perfect religion. And so the first continuous constant education about the reality of Islam.
That's the first one. The second part of promoting good is not educating those who don't know, reminding those who may have forgotten. Just because you know, something doesn't mean you're going to remember it perpetually. We are forgetful creatures. And sometimes we even lean to forgetting things for convenience. And so reminding people of it causes them to feel conflicted. Oh man, there is something that I know I should know that
I've heard this 567 times I'm still not acting on that somebody bought from the first time but with the reminder. And that's why I like though just said for inadvertent meaning, the reminder benefits the believers.
And you remind people of the good through a number of ways this is speaking about to remind meaning remind, orally speak tell people about the good to remind them of it so it's not forgotten. But even without speaking through your your behavior. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to us in a hadith Alia Allah the nearest servants of God, those people closest to God are those either Rukia Allahu taala they are people that when you see them you remember Allah, their presence around you reminds you of a Lhasa jealous. apana hautala.
And you know the other Hadith, the Hadith where the prophet SAW Selim said, look for good companionship basically. And beware of bad friends. He said, because the good companion is like what he said like hammer don't miss. Yes, the the perfume seller, he says the perfume seller.
Either he's gonna give you some as a gift, or he's gonna sell you some of this good product, or at least you're going to enjoy being in his company, you're going to smell a good fragrance from from being around him. we cite this hadith and some of the scholars said many times to tell people look for good friends because they'll rub off on you. But from the opposite angle now, are you the perfume seller?
Are you the good friend? Do you rub off well on people? Does your presence around people enhance their life? inch them closer influence them? Even subtly? You know, all influence is subtle, by the way? You may not think so. But what do you say to the people in your social circle could be more effective in order to shift us from the member because of the shift from the member. Number one he doesn't know whether I'm doing it or not. And number two, he's probably talking about the guy next to me not to me, there's so many ways to dismiss this.
And so don't belittle this you know, there are people that just wherever they go they're just a good influence in a very subtle way. And again, influence is subtle by nature. People don't take stuff head on injections like this all the time.
You know, even bad influence. Like people think they're not affected by the music they listen doesn't always say that. Yes, I know I shouldn't be listening to this and I know it's wrong, but it doesn't affect me. I just listened to it to relax it doesn't affect me. But that's the whole point. You don't think it affects you but it actually does. Likewise, when you're around people you do have an effect on them. You think you don't but you do.
So you can take from this person Mashallah. He always gives the lamp to the people. He knows the people he doesn't know.
This person whenever he's around, he gets up and running.
So you find yourself getting up to person that don't we do this? Like, don't we look around everyone's for incident, okay? Like Pretty soon, especially when it's again, not in the masjid. When you're at home, you have a dinner at someone's house and you finish the law and everyone looks around, like, are we gonna pray soon or not? And if one person does it, they're like, okay, might as well do it. And we all get up and we pray or sitting in prayer.
And so reminding people this way is extremely important when you're sitting there socializing, and you choose the gathering to be about a certain subject, instead of the filthier subjects and mentioning of people and their names and, and things of this nature.
Or when you're sitting there watching some sporting events or something, and this person always says, guys, you know, let's make a lot makes a lot of our time. habla de la la, right? The one of the most beloved acts to Allah is praying on time.
You may not realize the effect that you have on people, but this effect that Allah gave you the potential to create is something you will ask you about, be a promoter of good.
You know, when I went to New Zealand, in Christchurch after the massacre there, one of the brothers was sitting there telling you the stories of as many people that were killed as he could. And he says to Panama mothers, nothing randomly, these people are love chose them for sure had, you know to be martyrs. It is clear to me. He said that brother, there are pictures all over the place in the memorials. People were building outside the massages voluntarily. He said that brother.
He said he came to us once and said, Listen, we don't have a chef. We don't have any man we don't have an expert in Hold on. Let's just have a halaqa once a week. And he started that he initiated that
and it lives on and he used to tell them you never know guys I know it's not like an official Quran class. But maybe Allah will resurrect us from alcohol and the other people in the fight have a lot let's just try and it's stuck. And it became an ongoing sooner. That's the idea when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to us,
men they are either who the elements underfill Islam as soon as an answer to different Hadith, whomever establishes a good tradition, Islam. What does that mean? Now you're not allowed to add anything to Islam. It means what it means to re establish is something that's been forgotten,
you know, or something that became no longer applicable. Like, well, or not applicable right now. Maybe there's another way we can do charity inside the United States. He establishes a good swing that is taken from them. It's carried off by many other people. He established the class he reminded of something he promoted some form of good and so to educate is how you promote and to remind is how you promote and do not belittle yourself.
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you know, the scholars of Islam. They say that Allah azza wa jal
like in the the revelation he sent down to the water that he gives life to the earth with the spring, as well.
They said, because water also works in subtle ways.
And likewise, the phrase that you instill in people has happens in a subtle way. It is gradual, and it needs to be ongoing, because otherwise, you dry up, as we said, In previous husbands, and so on, you remind people of good you promote good by way of reminder, this ensures that the person never loses sight of it, like the hearts really become dehydrated. And it becomes unhealthy if there's not an ongoing supply of water to it.
And so what you want to do is make sure good is constantly being echoed in your surroundings by you whenever you think it's possible to do that. Don't shy away from this. Don't belittle yourself. The third The last way, there's only a minute left and a half left in the hotel, to promote good, educate, remind, but also facilitate. It doesn't have to be a direct teaching that you're imparting on people. It could be used setting up the means for good to grow.
Like the building of massages or making massages appealing. How do you make someone feel like they want to come to the masjid? Well, you have to build a message. You have to make diversity presentable you have to actually go out and invite them. You have to make them feel welcome when they come. All of that is facilitating good. If that doesn't happen, the good behind it will not happen.
You know promoting chastity it's not just telling people get married early and don't commit dinner. It is facilitating marriage.
A time when marriage is becoming overly, unnecessarily complicated.
When you're trying to call for justice, for example, make sure that you've built up facilitated people, the chances you've made it easy for people to listen to you.
You know, a person said this in a political context, but it also applies on so many levels on the social level as well and dealing with people, they say they were saying about like civil rights movement. They said, if you have a critique, like you want to correct something in my resistance, you're objecting to the fact that I'm resisting to oppression, that I'm a freedom fighter, or I'm taking a stand and speaking truth to power. If you want to critique my resistance, then you better have a track record of critiquing my oppression, the same way you're telling me what I'm doing is wrong. Make sure you're telling the guy who will oppressed me, or the system that impressed me,
they're wrong as well, or else I don't want to hear you.
Similarly, the province awful and didn't just come and tell, for example, one sector of society, you need to put hijab on. he objected to the fact that they were very difficult as as infant girls, he was very he was objecting to all of this so that you just don't see me as the wrong that I that I commit. You're truly consistent in what you say and what you do.
And also of the ways you can facilitate plays, and it is very effortless for some of us more than others is to create in those around you admiration, respect for the people that teach them highs
for the prophets of Allah, for those who have the, for the image of Islam, all of these people, many times they don't know enough about them to admire them. And so they don't have trust in their integrity when you quote them for something, and they are the bearers of our tradition. If they fall in people's eyes, they fall on people's heart, then whatever they're carrying can fall with them.
And this is over the signs of the end times that people will no longer have regard for the bearers of the tradition. So that's another way you can facilitate plays.
May Allah though just make us a people that are constantly upon the hate serving gates and promoting it and help us understand that the long term project of promoting good is more effective than the firefighting of forbidding evil. May Allah make us of those that promote goods and prevent evil in a way that is pleasing to Him, make us Quranic in our our Quranic in the way we raise our children or Anak in our dealings with those that we are pleased with and those that we are displeased with aloha McMullen. Our Hana Allahumma phenomena insulinoma de ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma. ma ma ma ma v. Mina. Loma Linda has a new Barracuda this coho agenda raha Allah and Allah Allah Allah Allah, Allah
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