Channel: Mohammed Faqih
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A great scholar
Chicago ramen and Madani Rahim Allah
talks about character
in one of the best publications I saw written in the Arabic language,
ethics, Islamic code of ethics, manners, principles of manners.
And he relates
most, if not all,
to certain principles, and the one to which almost every single virtue relates to or stems from, or is influenced by his what he refers to, as hope will help you.
To have love for the truth, to love, admire, respect, the truth,
and to give priority or preference to it.
In other words, to be committed to the truth,
to pursue the truth,
believe in the truth,
to practice the truth, to stand up for the truth
and to put the truth, above and ahead of anything and everything.
And if the truth
and upholding it
contradicts or conflicts with what you may think is a personal interest or a utility of some kind, then the truth texts takes precedent.
And then he says that, from that comes everything.
a great virtue, truthfulness, speaking the truth, doing the right thing,
not lying, comes from it and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
When he asked when he was asked about virtue, he said, I'll be rehearsing on hollow virtue is to have good character.
And another Hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam I said,
Allah Fein a cerca de robear.
Commit to truthfulness, be truthful, for truthfulness leads to virtue.
You see where I'm going with this? Right?
And how do you have a nice day? The Prophet salallahu alaihe salam defined virtue albear
so in a palace ultra Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Anil barrios if asked the Messenger of Allah about better, which I translate into virtue.
So the Prophet said, and his response to this question, Albert rehearsin Alcala that virtue the greatest manifestation of virtue, the essence of virtue is personal,
good character, good conduct.
In the other heading in another heading on a different occasion, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, speak the truth, commit to the truth, act upon the truth.
Be a truthful person, live a life of truthfulness, for truthfulness leads to the
final bearer in a society
everyone shall have got the connection. So in other words, if truthfulness leads to better and if better is good character, then good character is founded upon what? Nothing but truthfulness. Without truthfulness. You can have good character, no matter how kind, how sweet, how lovely, how romantic, how compassionate, right? how creative, how smart,
You may think you are,
no matter how great you think you are an owl, all of these aspects. If you're not truthful,
then none of these things matter. Because to begin with, for any of these virtues, to count
for any of these personality or character,
traits, for them to count for them to mean something, you have to be truthful.
You have to be authentic, you have to be real.
So he says, that's where it all comes from. Speaking the truth, upholding the truth, putting the truth above and before everything,
And that's why brothers and sisters,
we must understand that this is not an easy commitment to make.
is it a truthful claim to make, unless we keep in mind the following.
what is the objective? What's your ultimate objective?
Is your objective, the ultimate truth?
That the ultimate reality in this universe of ours is what?
Without which brothers and sisters, this existence will not make any sense.
What is it the ultimate truth, the truth?
Allah that it can be and Allahu Allah subhanaw taala says Allah,
the creator. That's the ultimate truth. So this truth has to be founded upon that
acknowledgement of a loss of habitat as existence it has to be for his sake.
If it's for anything else,
then it won't
it won't be
the truth if it's for anything else other than a loss of Hannah with Anna
murrah Allah who be human, some, some Allah will be if it's for fame.
If it's for fame,
if it's for recognition, if it's for more following, if it's for anything, if it's a publicity stunt,
If it's just to, to be able to get as much attention and likes as possible, then it's not the truth, even if you're speaking the truth.
the truth brothers and sisters is not always convenient. It's not always sweet and simple. Sometimes it may be most of the time the truth can be very bitter.
It may not be the most popular
and the trendiest, right. So you have to speak it, and you have to commit to it, and you have to hold on to it.
you your own personal interest may be at risk.
Right? You yourself
may be in jeopardy.
However, oral health, whatever at the end of sick, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam said in the Hadith.
And it's a sound Headey there are different variations of this statement of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, one of which is something that we kind of went over in our weekly Wednesday night. prophetic counsel series. When we spoke about the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the the prophets I send them as advice to a Buddha
I will help our Locanda more raw enough sick, speak the truth even if it's bitter, even if it's against yourself, be true to yourself, be truthful, in what you say.
Number four brothers and sisters.
truthful must truthfulness must be exercised and must be spoken truth the truth must be spoken with humility,
right? You can't You can't be boasting, you can't be thinking highly of yourself because it's the truth. You see, if you discover if you relate a fact to people, there is nothing in it that should make you feel proud.
It's a fact. If you stumble upon something, if you discover something, and if you just present it to people who say, oh, by the way, I discovered this, you did not create it, you deserve deserve no credit for it, you just, you're you're a seeker of the truth. You found it and you shared it with people. So when you share the truth, there is don't try to claim or ask for any credit.
Right? But at the same time also be very humble. Because sometimes people do something. They ask for no credit, they're not asking for anything less from La Jolla or anything, but they feel they feel good about themselves.
Right, and they start
truth being speaking the truth, seeking the truth, admitting the truth.
Responding to the truth, and arrogance or pride, do not go together. They don't work together. That's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and his definition of keeping the promises I spoke about pride and arrogance. And he condemned it. And in our tradition, it is the fuel of every evil.
It's the root cause of every evil. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when he warned his companions, they were scared. And the prophet SAW Selim had to define it for them. They said, Okay, what is what is pride? and arrogance, messenger of Allah is dressing up,
you know, wanting to dress up and look good and all of that is that part of it? And the prophets I sent him said, you know, Allah is beautiful. And Allah Subhana Allah loves beauty in the law Jimena your Hippo Gemma, there's nothing wrong with that. I'll keep the promise and Selim define it better and happier humbleness.
arrogance is rejection of the truth, and
looking down upon others upon people, despising people.
Right, mind you, what did he say? He mentioned two elements, two ingredients. The definition of kibble is both I don't have the rejection of the truth. The first one is a projection of the truth. So you can be truthful and be arrogant.
You get my point, you see where I'm going with this, right? You can't be truthful and be arrogant.
Right? Because you have to be humble. Sometimes, you may find out that you are wrong. Now, what are you going to do? Are you going to uphold the truth?
If you are arrogant, if you can't control your ego, you will not submit. You won't say I'm sorry, I was at fault. I'm sorry, my bad. I made a mistake. I miscalculated this. I rushed into, you know, I jumped into conclusion way too soon.
If you're not if you're not humble, if you don't have humility, you won't be able to adhere to the truth or submit to the truth or accept the truth. And I tell you 99.9% you know, I'm exaggerating when I'm when I say this right? But 99.9% of people when they reject the truth,
it's because of pride and arrogance.
So therefore, you have to be humble. Humility is very important.
Sometimes, you may not be able to speak the truth. Sometimes for the sake of the truth. It's better not to say anything.
Sometimes, not all the time. That cannot be that's the exception. But sometimes that would be the case. However,
part of being truthful, part of admitted submitting to and upholding the truth is that you do not side with falsehood and the wrongdoers
pulling one after another about the evidence, speak the truth, be truthful. But if you for some reason you cannot then do not side. Don't be on the wrong side. Sometimes there are conflicts that you can't take sides and you can't for whatever reason
conflict of interest, whatever, you know, you make your shot, you make your calculation, it might be better that you don't take any side. So make sure that you don't side with the wrong side just because the other side is
for whatever reason whether you have an issue against the other side or whether you your interest aligns with the wrongdoers. Fear Allah subhanho wa Taala you're not a truthful person. If you do that.
call in sick.
We'll call it HIPAA.
One after another about the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned he gave in very happy mentions
that a person who sides with wrongdoers, please move forward and fill in all the gaps about ecological
methodology you are in a coma who
method will bury Tara,
he said the example of a person who sides with his people,
with his people, for whatever reason against the truth
is like the example of a camel that falls into a well
while people are trying to drag it or pull it out from its tail.
There's no way
What does it take
one of two things is going to happen either it's going to slip out of our hands, it's a camera, the cameras face down into the well fell down, we're trying to pull it out. And it's going down. Right? It weighs much more than we can handle right? Either the tail is going to break off or where it is or it will bring us down with it. There isn't much that you can do. Right especially back in the days. So the process gives this example a person who helps or who sides with his people.
If I could, I would have put his people into quotations.
Right? You can't.
Right. This is a highly nationalist tribalist concept. Before Islam, people used to think that way
that I am part of my tribe.
If it goes if it's on the right path, I follow it. If it deviates, I will just follow it as well. Whatever. No man I'm in Hosea in Baghdad. In Turkey, it was a 230 I think that if I don't, I am just part of my people. You can do that.
And the prophetic
of the Quran and the and the tradition of our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam you can you decide with the truth you follow the truth you submit to the to the truth, and you uphold the truth.
I don't have time to go through all all of them. But I will just mention one more thing is charlatan.
Allah azza wa jal in the Quran mentions this in the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned it and it used to be one of the conditions of the pledge. the companions of the Prophet SAW Selim had to give the Prophet Solomon they shook hands with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
part of the conditions one of the conditions was wet and cold and hot in America, the other half of Allah Allah Allah
and Allah azza wa jal in the Quran says, Yeah, you have nothing in common and so many of them in common Dini for Sophia to be
a Buddha as a Latina, Latina girl Katharina Sabina like what I have when Allah tala.
So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam one of the conditions and one of the expectations of the believers of a person that wants to be a member of this distinguished, bless it.
community of believers as that that individual stands up for the truth holds on to the truth upholds the truth follows the truth submissive to the truth. Right? And does not fear the blame of the blamers the unwarranted blame of anyone.
They don't fear criticism, they don't fear to be chastised or not to be humiliated. They don't fear fear. They don't fear that
when push comes to shove when they find themselves in a situation or a place where they have to speak the truth, and they can't be silent, because there are times where you can't be silent. As I said, there are some situations where the
There are times where you can't be silent. You have to speak the truth. What are you going to do? What are you going to fear? Allah subhanaw taala, to whom you have to answer on the day of judgment?
Or are you going to fear criticism or the loss of some worldly
benefit? I asked a lot to make you and I have those who listen and follow the best of what they listen to Apollo has told myself
hamdu lillahi wa salatu salam, ala Abadi letting us talk about
some how a lot one of the,
you know, most amazing
one of the most amazing
stories, actually, I mean, there are multiple stories, but
that, that we find, whenever we there are certain parts of history, whether it's modern history, or contemporary history or in the past.
One of the one of these moments that you come upon when you're reading, and you find a lot of inspiration is when people uphold the truth of stand up for the truth, even if it's going to be even if it's going to cost them everything.
Even if it's going to cost them their lives, people like that, even if they're shunned. And even if they are attacked, and even if they're forgotten by the people of that time.
History will come later to exonerate them, celebrate them and make them great heroes. generations will come after that, and they will say Allahu Akbar, what a person.
Right? And of course, at the top of that list of these kind of people are the MBA, the prophets and the messengers, and the great people and the great men and women have in our tradition, Maryam alayhis salam is on that list. Right, the wife of fairground
See, I've been to Missouri when she's on that list, great figures in our history, there will be celebrated, they may have not been appreciated or known by the people of their time, but a time will come later.
When they're when they are stories or their stories told people will say, what a great person
and some may not be recognized. But in indeed, on the day of judgment, Alonzo just says Well, lidija Casa de kabhi
Allah azza wa jal will call those who stood up for the truth and spoke the truth and
and they will be celebrated on that day.
And I have, I am a believer in the in the in the concept, or I have this conviction that when someone is a truth, seeker of the truth, a genuine seeker of the truth, Allah Subhana, Allah will guide them.
And one of the greatest examples that we have is the man who whom we named this message after a modern Pharaoh.
He was he was a man of he upheld the truth
the moment he realized that what he was doing and what he was defending, because he was defending
his people. He thought he thought that he was doing his people and what he believed to be the truth a favor, when he went when he was on his way to go and kill the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but then Allah subhana wa tada sent him somewhere where he had a reality check. And when he finally found out upon reading the verses from Surah ba ba Hama in Santa Monica, Khurana Tasha that Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was truthful.
And he was a messenger from God, and he
and his people, and his forefathers, and everything that they stood for was wrong.
But they were
that they that was false hood. So when he had that reality check that first verse of the Quran that he read,
woke him up. And so Pamela By the way, they say something about Omar Ali aloha anytime someone release any ayah to him kind of recovering the key tabouleh whenever someone recites for ad to him and says to him for answers this he stuffs that's it. No more arguments. No more debate after this is over, submitted to it because the truth
The ultimate truth we'll be happy to answer now what would happen as the Quran was, is the truth revealed by the truth from the truth.
So he was like that. And that's why he was he was big on justice.
Right? He was big on justice and equality as an halala in our modern history yesterday, right was what the 54th anniversary
of the departure of a great figure in our modern history, especially for those of us who come to America or those of us who are indigenous
Muslims of from this country, a man who, whose legacy, I'm very humbled by that I'm very, very nervous even mentioning his name someone that I found very inspiring. As soon as I came to learn about his, his story, Hajj Malik Shabazz, Rama tolyatti, Malcolm X.
And one thing that you if you, you, you, if anything, whenever I speak about this, upholding the truth, submitting, submitting to the truth of speaking the truth, he was an embodiment of that in our own modern day primer to lie on it, may Allah have mercy on him. Right.
So So and when he was enlightened when he found Islam and prison, you know, he came out. And he genuinely
stood for what he thought was the the right version of Islam. And then when he found out that that was wrong, he was he did not mind transformed, his life was a constant process of transformation,
just becoming better and better. And whenever he found what, what he thought what he thought was a truth is what he defended at every step of his life.
And at some point,
someone didn't like that.
And they decided to take him out. So on the 21st, of February 1965, he was assassinated, right around this time of the day, it may Allah have mercy on that. And in the days leading to his assassination, he knew,
but he wasn't willing to, to waver or be silence.
So May Allah Subhana Allah have mercy on him, please make sure that you read about him, he said about him. You know, we need to teach our children about the legacy of this great man of God who had the code. And I asked Allah Subhana Allah to forgive his sins, and to shower him with mercy for Bennati 9 million kilometers
Dayton, Ohio, let me lay down karma in the canter will have a better life.
Anyway, title pourover when hanifa will Mount Carmel Valley to the Quran, Allah