Manners without Faith
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. We are brothers and sisters, welcome to part two of this series about faith without manners, and manners without faith.
In the first part, just to refresh your memory, we dealt with the first phenomenon, which is that of faith without manners in Islam.
Whereby you will find people who may be or may seem to be highly religious, and very practicing Muslims,
and possibly very focused on the rituals of Islam and the pillars, the great pillars of Islam doing all of these great acts of worship. But when it comes to their character, you find that there is a serious disconnect it. This was what we talked about last time. And
understandably, in that talk,
the whole time I was talking about and expounding the importance of director and follower and how it is simply impossible to divorce it from the issue of Dean and Eman, faith, and religiosity.
Today, we're going to flip that concept on its head.
Okay. So now we want to talk about the diametrically opposite,
an equally, if not, more dangerous phenomenon, and that is to have manners for a flock of no faith.
Do you mean? How can someone be called the Muslim?
have manners in a flock? But no faith, no email? If there's no human then he's not a Muslim. Why are we talking about non Muslims? Well, we'll see.
As you can see, the two phenomenon are exactly opposite. Right.
for a very long time,
I have been insisting,
and I am 100% Convinced that extremes,
one extreme begets the other extreme,
the lack of moderation, that our Islam teaches, going to extremes in whatever way we get the other.
I maintain a lot of the differences of opinion that occur within the Muslim ummah, between the different Jana has in groups and ideologies within Islam. Right. A lot of it has to do with going to one extreme in that particular way of thinking, and that would be get the get the other extreme.
The opposite side. If you stick to the middle,
the path of moderation that the Prophet SAW Selim taught us,
I believe, to a large extent you will at least alleviate if not eliminate a lot of those issues and a lot of those differences. In this situation, it seems
which one started we're not so sure, but let's say that
the fact that there are
ostensibly practicing Muslims
whose character is so
this possibly then brought about gave rise to the opposite phenomenon, which is okay. This is what you think Islam is.
Either don't need Islam, and, but I have very good character. I don't care about what you know, you talk about in terms
Have religiosity and rituals and prayers and all of that.
If we apply it to Muslims,
then it means that these are not very practicing Muslims, Muslims who are quite far from Islam, maybe they don't even pray, which would be really serious, right? Or maybe they pray every now and then. But you look at their lives, and there's very little Islam in it. But they tell you, I have good character.
I love everyone.
I don't wish ill, or anyone.
I treat people with respect.
And, and, and they start to
tout all of these different
aspects of the good character. They tell you this, you know, the other things, you know, regarding rituals in Islam and so on. I'm not really into that. So you'll see that right, amongst people who may call themselves Muslims, but not really practicing Muslims. Of course, amongst the non Muslims, it is very clear
manners without faith, but this is also an issue. So you will find plenty
non Muslims, possibly of a different religion, possibly without religion whatsoever.
But the man has good character
seems to be a good guy seems to be honest, easy to deal with. Right? She is quite amenable, she's friendly. She likes people.
And you start to analyze a character and you think they have very good character. You talk to them about Eman?
Zero, they don't even believe maybe they don't believe in God, whatsoever, apart from possibly associating partners with Allah or something else. Maybe they're atheists. There is no God in their life at all.
But they say, I have good character. So it's possible that this one phenomenon gave rise this extreme give rise to the other?
How can you have Islam? How can you have a man and faith and then lie and steal and be dishonest? And so on and so forth? And then we saw the other extreme?
especially now, how is this dangerous? It's dangerous for the Muslims who think they're doing perfectly fine.
Because they have good character, but they could care less about everything else.
And it's also very dangerous because it is increasing this type of thinking within the Muslim body is well,
why do we talk so much about, you know,
Allah and Salah and this and that just be a good person. That's all that's important. It's not what you hear. This is what we hear is what we will be hearing for a long time. And we continue to hear and you will continue to hear
it's all about how you deal with people, your character, right?
The things you know, this is private, this is personal to you, you believe you don't believe in as be good with others Write what you hear, how do you respond? Right.
this also engendered another dangerous misconception.
And that is that the Muslims will now say, are you telling us that those not this particular non Muslim is going to enter hellfire?
I don't have the key to paradise and hellfire. But did they die as a muslim or as a non Muslim? Right?
Oh, didn't you see what they did? They used to give charity in the US to help people and they did this and they did that and they start mentioning all of the great achievements, and possibly great character, and how many people like them and love them and
they go to hell fire.
This is a dangerous misconception. And this started to play with people's concept of Eman and al Qaeda and Paradise and hellfire and all of this amongst Muslims themselves. You ask a Muslim now
around the Muslim
On the street, will this person if they if they died as a non Muslim, and they knew about Islam, but they refused Islam and so on and so forth? Will they go to hellfire? If they die in that state?
I don't know. Or no. Depends.
You have to see the character what they do in their lives.
How many followers that they have? I don't think it'll go that far. But what Well, for some people followers means people like themselves people like them, why would they be punished in the afterlife? Because that's all it's about now, right? about when do people like you or not? Not so much does Allah like you or not?
Only you, you, you know, you've been hearing this forever, you know,
one like Mother Teresa or the Mother Teresa's of the world. Okay, who gave themselves to noble causes and stuff like that?
Manners without faith.
Right character or fluff without faith?
Well, completely without faith, there was some faith to talk about that.
Another dangerous misconception.
This atheist will tell you
you're calling me to your religion.
I have achieved
to a large extent everything that religions have come to teach of good character.
I don't need your religion.
I don't need your religion. I don't need your book.
Doesn't your book teach honesty, and being good to others? Being charitable and helping the needy and this and that.
I've already achieved that without religion.
Why are you telling me about the in Islam?
Because a lot of Muslims will say that the first thing the religion teaches is
To be a good person. He's telling you now, I've already achieved that without them without faith without Iman. I don't need it.
This is partly our fault. If we claim that the first thing that religion teaches is to be a good person.
Notice now everything I'm saying sounds very different than the last lecture, right? That was the opposite and it's supposed to be that way. I'll explain it Inshallah, then.
We say first of all,
the first thing and the most important thing.
Religion teaches the human being is about their Lord.
Who is Allah? Who is your Lord? Who do you worship? What does he require a view and how you may save yourself in the after?
This is what this is the first and most important thing and this is why the first pillar
and that which enters a person into the fold of Islam is to say a shadow Allah, Allah, Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah all about his Eman. It What do you believe? Who is your Lord who do you worship?
This is what the religion came to teach.
o'clock and other things will come along the way. But when we say the first thing the most important thing it is
okay, Allah subhanaw taala says the normal Quran resumes from Rahim who led us Xin Rana OBD II, in the unit in New York Region. Gurumurthy then you are in law have become law. For him. He is the One Who sends down upon his slave servant SallAllahu wasallam Lear thigns, clear verses, in order to take you out of darkness into light. This is the whole point. This is the ultimate
raison d'etre as they say of religion,
to teach people about Allah subhanho wa Taala
When we talk about religion, we're talking about
the one and only religion of Allah subhanaw taala. And this is
Islam in its broader meaning.
Right now, because we live in our time we're talking about the specific Islam,
which the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam came with. Before that it was the Islam that was sent to
a Salim salah, Musa alayhis salam,
right, use of Ibrahim knew all of the prophets peace be upon them all, they were all Muslims, and they taught Islam.
I'll be it.
It may have different in certain ways, right, in certain minor ways. Otherwise, the crux of the religion and the message is the same. Right? All of that came all of the prophets came to teach people and to guide them to their Lord.
This is the number one.
You saw how much I stressed good character last time, I never said that the religion only came down to teach good character.
If that was only the case, this atheist rebuttal would be quite strong.
I've achieved it without religion.
That is not the case.
This thing is to teach you who Allah is not up to you.
It's not something you make up.
Like one guy told me
I connect with the divine when I'm out surfing in the ocean.
I'm very happy that you feel a connection, right? But
this will not be accepted on the Day of Judgment. Okay? It's not that simple.
There is. That's why that religion is there to teach people how Allah is what he wants and how to worship Him.
If it was only about good character,
then there's nothing between us and Allah. Good character that's here.
That's in this domain. That's all you've completely removed the other domain
this is one point. The other important aspect
is to mention the gravity the dangerousness of the worst sin in Islam, which is check.
the worst sin
This is not well understood by Muslims, let alone non Muslims. What do you mean Muslims do not understand this? It means
we we don't realize how serious a synthesis
Allah subhanaw taala says in the Quran in hola hola.
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or whomever he wishes on our Tada
ALLAH does not forgive Sheikh
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But he said he does not forgive.
He does not forgive. He doesn't repent
does not forgive if he does not repent from it. Yes, he will not be forgiven
repents He will forgive.
That means, the other forgiveness that is being mentioned is there, whether you repent or not, that's how forgiving he is subhanaw taala
Allah will forgive, if he will, he will forgive, when repentance or without if it is less than shift
that's in the hands of Allah Lord.
Allah is the most forgiving
You can only he will only forgive
that's why in Allah Allah I have zero and you struck me
when we say as in
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the verse is talking about, again the gravity of the sin of associating partners with Allah subhanaw taala. Those who said that Allah rushman
has taken son, or has a son,
Allah subhanaw taala and these verses just to paraphrase really quickly, because we have a lot to cover.
He says, You have said something great, so great, that the heavens are about to break apart.
I would have never thought that way. I think a lot of Muslims if you tell them now.
They'd be shocked. So if someone openly in front of them, talks about Jesus Peace Be Upon Him as the Son of God. And I tell them by the way, as soon as that person said that word, the heavens were about to split, and the earth was about to split, and the mountains were going to fall in ruin. The Muslim would be like, what are you seeing
the Quran saying?
When you say something like this, this is how serious it is.
Do we as Muslims realize that before the non Muslims
do we think of it that way? This is such a serious
insult accusation, disrespect.
Blasphemy of Allah subhanho wa taala.
Allah subhanho wa Taala says, okay, FiTech fu Nabila, he were coming from Wharton, here come
to confirm my fee confirm that you need to Joan working for tech food. How do you just believe?
When Allah subhanho wa Taala is the one who brought you to life after you were dead and then he decreased death upon you again. Then he brings you back to life. When He resurrects you, okay, for tech food. How do you disbelieve?
Oh, many versus telling us about the gravity of this sin.
All of this we need to keep in our minds when we are answering and rebutting and refuting this misconception of
good to everyone.
I help everyone have a good person.
It's just that
I'm not very religious. You hear that as well. Now? I'm not that type. I'm not really the religious type.
So there's not nothing between me and God. Good to everyone. You have to then come back to these meanings, these concepts.
I don't know if I have time to explain this idea.
If I do.
Maybe I'll tell you at the end, another beautiful example, in order to really drive the message home but I don't I don't know if I have time to explain it right now.
The famous hadith of Ibn Massoud called the Allah one.
He said I asked the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam, you will then be out of them and Allah which is which sin is the worst in the sight of Allah subhanaw taala. He said unto jehlen Allah He needs them who covet you, you ascribe an equal to Allah subhanaw taala. And He is the One who created you, that in itself is the worst sin.
The fact that he created you and then you ascribe an equal How do you ascribe an equal by making others equal to Him? And associating partners or possibly the ludicrous phenomenon of a
We're age which is atheism, which didn't exist in the same way in the past. To deny the existence of God at all, forget about ascribing an equal is denying the existence altogether. Whether you're the biller,
this is why the prophets of salaam said
the authentic hadith.
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He said sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, no one is more patient with something abhorrent, that is said about them. Then Allah,
why they associate partners with him, and they ascribe a child to him. And then he provides for them and he gives them health and so on and so on Allah, if Allah were to
punish them the way they deserve, or the seriousness of this,
they wouldn't be there. They would not be on the earth and neither would anyone else for that matter. Allah subhanaw taala is so merciful,
on the authority of Ibn Abbas, Allah be pleased with them. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,
and if I have time to mention the Hadith in Arabic,
that Allah subhanaw taala says, this would see
Have there been ignore that? Well, Amir Kula who Dalek
the one of them as a scribe lying to me or said a lie about me.
And this is not for him to do. In other words, this is not acceptable, and he has insulted me.
And this is
unacceptable as well.
But unmetric V woo ei as for saying a lie against me, it is his claim, that I am not able to resurrect him
as he was before
in his original state. And as for his insult, his insult towards me, it is him saying that I have a son,
glorify them i from having a wife or a son.
In another narration of Al Bukhari,
the authority to override all of the law and the prophets are seldom said also similarly to the
the first narration, but then he says,
As for telling a lie against me, it is saying that he will not resurrect me
as I was before, and then it continues, while he said a word will Hello PBL Juana
and the first creation is not any easier for me than resurrection. In other words, I created him in the first place. That's no easier than resurrection. Resurrection is not more difficult than that created him in the first place from nothing.
And as for him, insulting me, it is saying that I have a son and I am hadoo Samad like Paul, Allahu Ahad Allahu Samad, Len Elad. I did not give birth, nor was I begotten, nor was I given birth to, and there is no one equals to me on our time
all of these concepts
help us now to at least ground us so that we can now answer this misconception
that we what if someone now going along with this argument says, Okay, I'm with you all the way Schoodic is very bad. Allah is the Greatest.
what about everything that I'm doing with
people? Is that all? Has that all gone to waste? Is that all useless? Is there no reward for that? Or maybe they will ask.
I don't have a relationship with my Lord.
But I have a good
Hate relationships with everyone else. And okay, I understand that
not believing in Allah is a serious sin. But
other than that my relationships are.
And I have great character and everyone praises my character.
What do you say then?
And for that, I give you the following example.
Because now we want to show that
neglecting Allah subhanaw taala at the expense of everyone else, this is where the danger lies. But sometimes we don't realize it, because of so many things, because of secularism, because of misconceptions because of a lack of understanding of the gravity of the sin. Because of all of that, we have given priority to human relationships, and character above that of Allah subhanaw taala. And this is all that people look at now.
So now, I give you the example of
someone who has beats relationships, you look at the way they are with human beings, or sha Allah, this person has such a great character, I wish they were Muslim. Or maybe they are not practicing there. They are they were born Muslim. I wish they were practicing. They have such great character.
Again, seemingly that way, because these are the relationships with everyone around them.
No one loves them. They're so great. They're so this, then someone comes in tells you
do you know about the relationship with their parents?
They are the worst with their parents.
Wouldn't that change your opinion of them?
All of a sudden? No.
They're bad was their parents. Okay, is a very good room,
Joe Schmo and this person and that their parents, the most important people in their lives,
their parents who raised them, their parents who spent upon them, this is their relationship. They don't even ask about them. They insulted they beat them, God forbid, you know, there are cases where parents have been beaten by their children.
Ah, now Subhanallah you look at it differently right? Now all of a sudden, all the other relationships
have no value. Because they're ignoring the much more important relationship is exactly the same. When we compare to Allah and actually, it is much more when it comes to Allah because the rights of Allah upon us are much more than the parents upon their children.
So now, you start to see how ridiculous it is to say this thing that we keep hearing, which is, yeah, I don't have anything to do with God, but I'm good with everyone else. It's exactly the same.
You're neglecting the most important relationship. How can you abandon Allah, Allah created you Allah is providing for you, Allah subhanaw taala is everything in your life shouldn't be everything in your life.
You have not only not made him number one, there is no existence in your life of Allah. When you're telling me I'm good with people.
I'm good with this person and that.
Now it sounds ridiculous, doesn't it when we ground it, when we think about it the way we should you start giving and thinking about these examples.
How can it be that someone has manners and they are neglecting? Allah subhanahu wa taala.
Just because they don't believe it doesn't mean Allah is not their Lord, Allah is their Lord. And just because they don't believe in him doesn't mean Allah is not giving them Allah is giving them and providing for them and keeping their hearts reading
So then, the very important question is, will the good works of the disbelievers benefit them
What do you guys think?
if they repent then
mashallah good answer.
So if they repent the bad deeds will become good but those were good deeds. They weren't bad deeds
right they for helping the poor helping the needy
then they'll be counted Shala it's a very good answer anything else?
If not, will they be counted
Masha Allah, so how are they counted in this world? What do you mean? No, no, no, he is telling me. Well, what do you mean?
Oh Ma sha Allah. So it means they will enjoy the blessings in this life. Excellent answer, give him a prize, you have a price system, you need to have start having prizes.
Yes, that's absolutely correct. This is one of the opinions of the scholars, that it will benefit them in this world, not in an era
that the allot of the blessing they enjoy in the dunya are a consequence of some of those good works that they are doing here. Even if they are disbelievers. They just believe in Allah subhanaw taala. Again, when we say here, this belief, we're talking about everything other than the correct belief and this is the belief in Islam. Okay, let us be clear about that. But when we say manners without faith, we're talking about specifically the religion of Islam. So even if someone is very highly faithful, as a Buddhist, or a Hindu, or Christian, or some other religion or denomination, we still are saying, this is manners without faith, because this is not the correct place. This is not what
Allah subhanaw taala will accept. Time. So
yes, shidduch my brothers and sisters nullifies all deeds.
Even for the prophets of Allah, because Allah subhanaw taala said in local Quran
Welaka Lekha what either Levina mean publicada in a Shakta Yeah, Martin Hannah Luca? Well, it's a Coonan I mean, alpha city Subhan. Allah has been really revealed to you and to those before you that if you commit shink your deeds will be nullified and you will be the losers and Allah. We know the prophets are beyond that. But if the progress is being sent to the prophets, then imagine everyone else is nullifies all of this, even if someone ransoms, the Earths fill in gold, on the Day of Judgment, it is useless. Why? Because of the ease of repentance and transforming one's deeds, as in the authentic hadith of the Prophet salallahu alayhi salam, where he said that it will be sent to
the cafe on the Day of Judgment.
What do you say if
you had Earth spill of gold? Would you ransom yourself today from the punishment? And he would say yes, so it will be said to him, you were asked to do much less.
You were asked to do much less just believe in Allah.
Just believe in Allah.
Save us kill him militia do Allah Allah and Allah, Muhammad Rasul Allah, you're asked to do much less now you're ready to ransom. There is fill in gold, the ransom yourself. You were asked to do much less than you did it.
And this proves that ultimately they are lying when they say this.
If you were honest and truthful, you would have done what is much easier.
Aisha radi, Allahu anha reports. The messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, she asked the messenger Allah salatu salam, O Messenger of Allah azza
wa jal Dawn
relative of hers, the village of dawn
in the title of Jackie Leah,
us used to connect with his kin with his relatives.
He used to feed the needy the miskeen Well, this
Very important question. I showed the law and herself was asking the boxes I'll send them said lay and foul
play and fall in the hole let me actually a woman from the Phillies how to a tee omit the end.
He said it will not benefit him.
He never said once, Oh Allah, forgive my sins on the Day of Judgment.
just that one expression, just turning towards Allah subhanho wa Taala instead of turning away,
just to say that just to recognize that you have a lord.
The other famous Hadith which I do not have time to, to mention now, beautiful Hadith.
Not very oft quoted.
Allah subhanaw taala says,
My slave servant, stalked me for my forgiveness, and knew that he had a load
would forgive him, so I have forgiven him.
And the person goes back to singing again. And then again, he says, oh, Allah, forgive me. And Allah says, my safe servant knew that he has a Lord who forgive sins. And if he saw my forgiveness, I forgive him. Just knowing and acknowledging.
I have a Lord who forgive sins, and I seek forgiveness from him. He never said he used to be a good man.
He used to be a good man, he could be among us today. Doing all of these good things, manners without feet.
Well, this benefits him. He never once said, Forgive my sense of the Day of Judgment. This person they're asking you about this Mother Teresa they're asking you about or I don't know they might even say about Nelson Mandela but he was more political activism and stuff but may say that as well.
Then you might use this argument that he wants or she wants say, Oh Allah, not Jesus or anyone else. Forgive my sins on the day of judgment in the hula Mia Coolio when it finally hottie to Medina,
the philosophical theology.
So if someone were to ask, okay, then.
And here's, you know, everyone wants to make it more difficult and ask the difficult questions. So if that's the case, which is better faith without manners, or manners without faith?
All I say in the first place.
Why are you asking it as if they are two mutually exclusive things? It's almost like either this would work. Without this, or this without this. They cannot come together. SubhanAllah? Why?
Why can't you have them together?
That's the whole point and the dean
have them together.
They build upon one another, they complement one another.
Maybe they say, well, it's not exactly happening. So
which one is better?
And then we might say that,
in this worldly life,
manners without faith is better.
Especially for my dealings with this person. If I'm going to deal with this person,
maybe financially or something else,
need to make sure that they are they have good character in that way.
Believe me, their pm
will not help my business in any way or that transaction. Their CRM does not help me in any way. Right? This is what a lot of Muslims will say when in their dealings, if it's going to be between a Muslim was bad character that I cannot deal with. And a non Muslim who has good character that I can trust and so on and so forth. Oh, here, rather go with the other person. So in this world we live who might say manners without faith, but definitely in an era
It's faith without manners. If there's if you're going to make that mutually exclusive decision,
either manners without faith or faith without manners definitely in an accurate manners without faith will not help you.
It's going to be faith without manners that means it is that person, yes, they had bad character they will be punished for that.
But eventually, if they had correct Amen, Shadow Allah Allah Allah Allah Allah Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah eventually inshallah they will enter paradise
in the accurate definitely it would be Islam or email without us last but again I'm not mutually exclusive brothers and sisters do not make them that way. In fact
they complement each other and promote each other by you say
it's quite obvious that Eman promotes luck luck
does luck promote Iman?
maybe they'll see that it's
religion commands this and I'm doing it anyway
Any other ideas
again, Brother, can you just remove your mask for a second?
Thank you. Ah
ha ha okay, so in Islam, we do those things, seeking the pleasure of Allah but they are not. You see, they're doing it because it makes them feel good. Because they think it's a good thing.
I don't know what you know, there may be so many other incentives for them.
The answer to this Allahu Allah was in the hadith of Hakim even for them exam.
Well the Allah Allah Allah.
When he said to the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wa sallam messenger of Allah
things I used to do,
things I used to do
and he interestingly, he used a word or an expression that essentially means worship the 100th we have something that I would do that I used to do before
in the Janelia things that I used to do in the Jahai Lea,
will I get anything for that? And what is understood from this is immediate it's similar to the hadith of Ibn do the hand
things that we used to do in the Jaya Helia good act. noble deeds
will like have anything from that? You know what the Prophet SAW Selim said
he said a slum Allah slept them in Hyde
slum into Harlem slept them in case any Arabic speakers here other than other will the hair
Have you heard this hadith? No.
Oh brother will also okay Raise your hands. Don't be shy. The Arabic speakers
Okay, okay. Well, I mean, you taught him Mashallah. The excellent answer, or his mother.
What could this possibly mean? Slim Tana has left them in height.
So an Arabic speaker hearing this will immediately say, Oh, this is not immediately obvious. What does that mean?
And that's why it's called is different.
What could it possibly be?
slim to Allah has left them in
what do you mean don't be fooled okay
okay. So, by doing these things essentially you have become Muslim like that okay
in another narration he asked that the HANA to be a filter Helia means saga cuttin on water cutting also that you Rahim appear. In the other narration he he explicitly mentioned, okay sadaqa being slaves,
connecting with Kin and relatives and so on and so forth, right?
There are different interpretations, I call the yards pan Allah does the following, it is said that the meaning is
that, with the baraka of that good you used to do allah God would do to Islam.
So surprised no one thought of that.
It's almost like these good deeds that you are doing.
And this was the reason for you to be guided to Islam. And Islam will only strengthen those aspects, right?
It will eliminate it. If it does, then the person has a serious misunderstanding.
So it is those things that essentially lead you to Islam. Allah guided you because of those good things that you used to do. This is why my brothers and sisters, when we see people with good character,
we hope in sha Allah, that they may be close to Islam, when you see a non Muslim who has good character, work on them, there is a good chance, yes, this misconception might be stopping them, which is I'm a good person, why do I need religion, that's when you would need to now show them that no, it's not only about that, but if they are, if they have that type of character in sha Allah, they might already be close might already be easy, and it would be there would be a reason that Allah subhanaw taala
would guide them and alpha continues and he says that whatever good came out in the beginning
was definite definitely manifest itself later on in the end, and therefore, they became Muslim.
And Nasiri famous chef, a scholar said
that there are interpretations.
And he said, one of the interpretations
is that you have achieved a certain level of good character.
And therefore you will benefit from that good character when you become Muslim.
So it's almost like you have gotten accustomed to this. And then all that's left is that you
announce that you are a believer, usually it is the opposite. We become Muslims and our religion teaches us about good character, of course, doesn't mean you can't learn. You know, everything you learn about good character is from the religion but for all practical purposes, this is the crux of the deen right.
The other possible interpretation is that
you have achieved something and you have received praise for that good character
before as a non Muslim, and this will continue when you become a Muslim.
And then he mentioned another interpretation as well.
And he mentioned that if the Catholic does any good deed, then it may lessen their punishment on the Day of Judgment. They die as a disbeliever. Some scholars were of the opinion that their good works in the dunya will lessen their punishment in Alaska. This is another opinion, law Allah
there is reason for interpreting the Hadith in the first place, is that
scholars are pretty much in agreement
meant that a disbeliever cannot perform
such good deeds and be rewarded for it for several reasons. Number one, they are not seeking reward from it.
Number two, if they are seeking reward for it, they're not seeking it from Allah.
Kind of like, you know you're at work whether you're no way you're working privately you don't have a boss, do you have a boss? You're your own boss. That's nice. Anyone here working for a boss?
No Subhanallah Brother, no one has a boss, brother, you have a boss.
The Hustler everyone is an entrepreneur. So Allah, well, if you have a boss,
imagine now going to another employee and saying where's my salary?
What salary Why are you asking me?
Do you have us?
So, you're seeking reward from home from Jesus or from this thing you call a god?
Do you seek reward do you go to Allah subhanaw taala Allah is the One who gives the reward for it will not be accepted from them.
this is why some scholars now try to interpret the Hadith okay, because how can they be rewarded for something good that they have done? Of course, did I translate a slim Tala slap them and hide meaning that a slim tap you have become Muslim? Essentially?
This is the difficult part.
I upon or it could be interpreted as after, okay, on.
Okay, right, exactly. Due to what good you did before.
So they tried to find interpretations, and Imam nawawi says that
many scholars actually said it does not need interpretation and the correct understanding of it. Is that what the brother said SubhanAllah? If they if a person becomes a Muslim and repent,
then everything they did those good deeds, they did those good words will become passionate, they will be rewarded for law. So it's almost like what's that?
Yep, they will be converted.
They will be accepted. If they do not. And it's waste about admin thorough, but if they accept this lab, all of those good works, they did. These are hazards that allow at work.
And this is the understanding of the interpretation. This hadith
was us back dated. Yeah, exactly. That's what it is. Subhanallah so, you know, when you see that type of person, oh, good, good and character doing good things. You know, it's sad to think that they're just, you know, this far away, just become Muslim, and all of this will become mountains of good deeds for you, otherwise, it's not and would you have the courage and the audacity to say it to them? You know, like that, as clear as it is? It's very interesting.
It's very interesting
that this understanding, seems to be
by a great lady.
A great lady of Islam
Her name is Khadija Radi Allahu Ana.
this understood me I'm trying to say
is bad and dangerous as a misconception it is that miners are enough without pay.
can kind of understand where they're coming from.
That's a tough one.
the incident, what happened?
he was consoling him right? What did she say to him?
The Bahal Allah. Have you ever thought of it that way?
You know, Allah will never forsake you. Don't worry why? You help the needy and the poor and you do this. We've heard this 100 times have we not brothers and sisters? Is there a person here who has not heard this incident or this variation?
And she's saying, you do this and you help and if you have good character, Allah will not forsake you. As long as you are like that, Allah will not forsake us. Allah Allah
means they go hand in hand.
This is what Allah wants. This is what the religion teachers feel like that you have already achieved so much. But you need to believe you need to worship Allah subhanaw taala now at his time, sal Allahu Allahu alayhi wa sallam. He was a warhead, as we know, right?
He wasn't Morehead. Yes, he did not receive the message yet.
But he used to worship Allah in his own way. And he would go right to the heart of Hara, and he would reflect upon Allah. And he did not indulge in what his people did when he had the best of character. That said, Well, subhanaw taala gave him
and made him the final messenger.
It's interesting that
the Prophet SAW Selim actually informed us that something similar would happen.
Because he says, as in the Hadith affidavit of nearly a man.
It's a long Hadith. And in a part of it,
the prophets of Salaam is saying that there will be a time where
a person will be seen and they will talk about him and say, in Arabic, ma Akana, who gonna have Rafa who won the agenda?
Well, Murphy can't be with God who have Bette heard dealing with EMA on account.
He's saying that it will be sent to, you know, a certain man
how smart and how intellectual he is.
Will not Allah and how nice gentleman
doesn't. He is Walmart agenda and how
it can be convincing and
strong he is. So
all this praise for this particular person and the prophets of salaam says, and in his heart, there is not the weight of a mustard seed of iman.
Isn't that describing the phenomenon precisely?
Isn't this what is happening? Using these people for all kinds of things, maybe they aren't doing great works. Maybe they're doing more works. Then the opposite. The ones we mentioned last time, the big beard and the niqab and hijab and zero character. Maybe these people are doing a lot later when it comes to good character and helping and doing good works and deeds.
But in their heart,
not a mustard seed of emails around.
The province of Selim is telling us this is no good. This is not acceptable. This is a sign of the times this is what people will be saying, Oh, look at this and look at that. They are concentrating on the wrong thing. They're looking at the wrong things. They're praising the wrong things. There's no Eman and then they tell you oh, that's in between them. That's in their heart. That's personal. I have nothing to do with that. Okay, fine. Yes. You have nothing to do with that here. I agree. If I'm dealing with a person again, I want to deal with someone with good character. I agree. But if you truly cared for this person, and you believed that there is an afterlife,
then you need to care about what is in their heart as well. It's very interesting when
just recently, when I think it became a sensation and started going everywhere, when
Muslim brother we did to Elon Musk
Ask that he was telling you Oh you do so many great things and inventions and this and that but remember your creator you know something along those lines right?
what did the Elon Musk reply
other than he said, You know, I don't know I don't really care whatever it is
very interesting what He said He said, I have essentially come to terms with the fact that I and most people are going to enter Hellfire anyway, Allah Allah
this is very interesting for several reasons. Number one
Why are you so quick to
consign yourself to hellfire? This, you might give the people of paradise you haven't died yet? You're doing so many great things. Don't you also consider believing in Allah
Allah Akbar Yes, you're right. Some people are that arrogant?
Allah hola como? Yes. Yeah, maybe he will buy or or maybe maybe he can bribe the judge on the Day of Judgment right.
Bribe the judge SubhanAllah.
The point is, so number one, why to immediately consign yourself. It's like the Quran says, you know, bring the punishment when they will tell the prophets and the message bring the profit of the punishment of your indeed truthful Subhanallah Why are you rushing the punishment, but the other very interesting thing.
The brother did not talk about paradise or hellfire.
He said your Creator believe
Musk took it to paradise and hellfire Subhanallah there's this connection immediately. Oh, belief in Allah.
After Life and Allah immediate connection. If there is a belief in Allah that means this judgement day. That means there is paradise and hellfire. There is accountability on his own. He said Subhanallah i and most people born
are going to hellfire. That's another interesting thing. Do you know that most people are going to hellfire
might be right. Where did he get that from?
Islamically we know that because the prophets of salaam told us that 999 of the 1000 are going to be from the huge Alhamdulillah right of the of the inhabitants of the Hellfire. But the point is that
that connection, right? You talk about Allah subhanaw taala then you're talking about
something called Paradise and hellfire so when
when I am talking about this it's not because I'm saying they don't have good character know they might have excellent character but if I really care about them,
then I have to look at another aspect of this. Is there a man? Not because I can see what's in their heart? Because that's what's going to save them or not on the Day of Judgment. Yes for them.
know, who knows? Even if he consents themselves to hellfire, maybe you will be
here maybe May Allah guide Lagonda.
Finally brothers and sisters and to conclude
if you have attended both lectures, and you heard me speak last time about faith without manners, you heard me speak about today manners without faith. You might say that there are two different people speaking you're saying the exact opposite there you were speaking about the importance of, of manners the whole time and how
it is, you know, it's gonna affect faith if you don't have good character and here you're talking about you have to have faith and good character will not help you in the least. Because
the whole point is to speak about each of them individually, independently, and show their importance and emphasize it individually and
evidently, each of them is that important and then they become so important together and they complement one another.
You have to have both, you need both.
If you truly want to be saved
on the Day of Judgment entirely.
Yeah, both critically important.
And they are critically important for the Dawa as well.
Because we said, we talked last time about how
men with beards and women with hijab and niqab are destroying the Dawa. Right. And similarly, now, you may say the opposite.
So called practicing Muslims, or non Muslims with good character, or also somehow negatively affecting the data, because people are now starting to have this misconception it's becoming, it's becoming quite rampant for people to say, well, just be a good person.
some people who do not want to appear to be to Islamic,
let's say on YouTube, if they're talking about Ramadan,
they won't really say all worshipping Allah and Quran and the Quran prayers, and they'll say, this is the time to really
be a good person, and really
improve yourself and your character. And that's, that's true. It's not only about that, right? This is what a lot of people now are starting to say.
Finally, one may ask,
if, as you said,
Faith without manners, again, if they are mutually exclusive,
if that is more important than man is without faith. They're with me. If that is the case, case, sorry.
why did you mention
faith without manners first? In other words, sorry. To get a faith without manners is more important than why are you even if you don't have manners, but you have faith, right? This is more important and ultimately, inshallah you will be of the people of paradise, even though if you had bad character, and so on. But this is eventually, right. This is eventually we remember the Hadith of the Prophet SAW Selim, if she has bad character, and even if she sprained Cleon, he said, she's in the fire. Of course, we understand that to mean not eternally, but that she's going to be punished for that. But eventually, there will be of the people of paradise, right. So if that is the case, in
other words, which one is more dangerous?
To have faith without manners or manners without faith? Having manners without faith is more dangerous? Because then you don't have Eman whatsoever? If that's the case, why didn't you mention it? First? I didn't I mentioned that in the first talk, and then this one in this one. And I would say that
that this is a
guidance, Quranic precept.
I don't have a lot of time to explain the idea, but it's beautiful. And maybe I'll do it in another occasion, and in a different context. But the summary of it is that when a certain accusation is leveled against you,
first acknowledge the phenomenon.
Acknowledge that that is indeed an issue. And that is indeed the problem.
And after you acknowledge, then you can deal with the rest of the situation.
But first acknowledge it. And that's what I was doing.
Acknowledging that Yes. But when these people do come to us and say,
you talk about the beautiful religion of Islam and character and this and that, but we see people who are seemingly practicing and they don't exhibit this and they don't exhibit that. So yes, we acknowledge
lunch there is a problem there.
We want to deal with it.
this is not to say that therefore you are correct. And all that matters is a slot and manners regardless of
that's why I ordered it the way I did.
Allah Allah Allah Allah is asking Allah how you run SallAllahu wasallam or work on the venom from other other addicts
any questions or comments?
I'm loving Hola, hola, me and us, what about
It wouldn't be good
so, I've heard this term and phrase used quite a bit, and I only heard it when I came to Malaysia, interestingly.
And I can see
kind of why it's being used, but sometimes it's kind of being used in the wrong context, the context of the verses
where it's talking about the Jews is that sometimes
they will be helped through I will mean Allah. Okay, well, how did meanness been, is a rope. It's a rope, it's a connection to Allah, or, in other words through Allah or through people. Right.
And then it's kind of extrapolated.
And I can see now that it's, it's kind of a concept here.
It's kind of extrapolated to be understood in the way we just said, which is that there is that vertical relationship with Allah subhanaw taala. And then almost a horizontal one with a nurse with people. And it's kind of an extrapolation. But
overall, yes, it's mentioning Allah and it's mentioning a nest, that's kind of the where they're taking it, but it's sometime kind of it's sometimes it's kind of taken out of context.
But ultimately, we know that that is the case and we see throughout the religion that yes, there are things that concern the servants relationship to their Lord. And otherwise that concerns the relationship to those around them
plus 132 the first one
so we need to
there's a verse very nice, okay.
you want to mention it? Is it there?
Oh, go ahead. You can read it to us.
Okay, okay. I thought you had it in English, okay.
Okay, so he's talking about how this is in the DNA and the live Islam that the religion in the sight of Allah is Islam, as we mentioned in part of the talk, when we were talking about this is the only religion that is acceptable to Allah and when we talked about faith, we're talking about correct faith. So it is Allah telling
people that there is no religion other than Islam that he will accept from anyone. And this is to follow the messengers in that which Allah sent them with
in every time until they it was finally concluded with Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
who essentially closed off
The paths are Allah except through Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So,
whoever lives after the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has to believe in the prophets of Salaam in order to
meet Allah subhanaw taala on the day of judgment as I believe otherwise, and this is the essentially the the meaning of the Hadith of the prophets of salaam when he said that any, any Jew or Christian has heard of me, and then did not believe that they will be of the people of the Hellfire. This is the meaning of the Hadith. So the only way the only acceptable religion to Allah is Islam. And that requires a belief in Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as the final messenger, absolutely XOXO lucky with him, of course.
What you can emphasize
is that when you expand your horizon,
to include Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
that is a more inclusive domain, because that includes all of the other prophets you believe in before
such as Jesus peace be upon him, and Moses and all of the prophets peace be upon them all. So
and sometimes this is a worthy clarification,
in order to let them know that you are not forsaking everyone else, because you're believing in Muhammad. It's the exact opposite. It includes everyone else, but in the correct way, just correct. What is wrong about your idea about Jesus? So this is what you know, I usually tell a Christian when you now accept Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, you're not forsaking Jesus,
it's the other way around. You're actually accepting and we are forced to believe in love Jesus specific, but again, in the correct way. It is just correcting that said, You're not forsaking anything
you're not it actually will grow your your love of Jesus, which one will flourish and the other prophets but in the correct way, you don't forsake anything?
Sometimes they may think oh, it's almost like it's exclusive. Oh, no, you now you have to accept Mohammed
that's it. Jesus peace be upon him died, or you know, his time is gone. Now you have to accept Muhammad in some Muslims might present it that way.
Now we have to accept Muhammad so he'll think oh, so I have to forsake you know and just don't really know Mohammed, I'll stick to Jesus or Moses or something. This is not the way to say it is not the way to present it. You No, no, it's the other way around.
Then you start talking about who Jesus peace be upon him is in Islam. Musa Ali Salah who says mentioned more than all of the other prophets in the Quran
that hola Spanish along with having definition of hola hola, hola. And this stuff we're gonna do