Prophetic Policy – Part 1
Channel: Mohammed Faqih
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All right, this is gonna be an introduction inshallah, and next week inshallah we'll go into the actual categories
Bismillah Alhamdulillah, WA salatu salam ala rasulillah salam wa alayhi wa sallam, inshallah Allah in this series we're going to discuss the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his character the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam principles.
The way the prophet SAW Selim dealt with different people, different issues.
Big homie sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
Allah azzawajal in the Quran says Nevada can Allah configure rasulillah who sweat en hacer una toliman? Can I urge you la have a Yeoman of hip with a Corolla hackers hero that there has certainly been for you. And for you here it means Oh.
By the way, I'm gonna be doing this though the whole time. I'm just gonna make sure that everyone is awake. So who is it? Is this talking to when I lost some contacts at Cadillac comm there was or there is or there has been certainly in the prophets, I send them
for you. In the Messenger of Allah, he's talking to the believers, right. And the believers were talking about his community that companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who knew him interacted with him, engaged him Salallahu alaihe salam and he engaged him. Some of them are highly uncertain. They knew him on a personal level, but also this extends to those who
who will come afterwards. Right? And this is key, just highlight this, right? So Allah Subhana Allah is not only speaking to a generation that actually vanished or has appeared and they're gone. This is still
applicable. It's not obsolete. Right? So Allah subhanaw taala says, Look at Canada, Kofi rasulillah. He was one has no there was an Oscar for you. Oh sua means some scholars say it's one one
Some people may use the word role model in the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
And Alonzo JAL qualifies this by saying Hashanah.
Right? Has enemies. Good. Excellent. Perfect if you want to, right. There was a good example because you could have what not also doesn't. But in general, the word elsewhere you could have an also has an auto swap. So yeah, you could have a good example or you could have a bad example. Right? Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was one has an indefinite, you know? So and he was what would have been a scholar say in everything even kathira him Allah says this ayah this verse. Aslam, Kavita se Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. This holy verse contains a great principle
of adhering to the say to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam following the prophetic example. And then he specifically mentioned three areas right up while he and his sayings will fit his actions. Right. What was he in his?
The province of Allah, why didn't you Ansel Adams injunctions? Right? So all these three different areas.
So Allah Subhana Allah says the man can arugula, Holloman after, right, this example works for those who
to have hope or have faith in Allah and the Last Day the Day of Judgment, right. And this last portion, whether Kerala gezira, and mentioned the loss of Hamlet, Allah will remember the loss of law and even sell them often. This this description that Allah Subhana Allah gives regarding those who find the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to be the best example. Or the greatest example should apply to all of us, or we should be struggling to be of those people. Right? So this applies to us not only this habit, this habit, of course, they were the our leaders and we're, you know, great model, you know, role models without the Aloha model after Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi
wasallam but it applies to us because we're supposed to have hope and faith and certainty in the loss of Hannah Montana in the last day the day of judgment and we're supposed to remember our last panel to add often right even carry on to La Jolla, I'm an actor with a catalogue of heroes.
This shows that this actually applies to us as well. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was not only an example for that generation, but he was he's also he remains to be an example for every generation. And one of the challenges that many people have nowadays,
is being able to relate to the prophets on the law isn't right, to the point where some people may even say things like, and I've heard this things like, but he was a messenger, he was a suit, he was a prophet, how am I supposed to?
Really How could I aspire to follow the example of a profit or be like him?
And this argument or this statement, or this misconception is flawed in many ways. Number one, Allah subhanho wa Taala,
does not expect us or he did not, he did not command us to do something that is beyond our capacity, Allah will never tell us to do something that is beyond our capacity as human beings that we can live alone, absent, allows her so we're not supposed to become prophets or messengers, we won't be able to. And that's not what is meant here, right? However, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, Whatever I command you, whatever I tell you to do fat to mean homeless or platinum, do have it as much as you can, whatever your whatever is within your capacity, and our capacities vary from one person to another. Right? So that's number one.
Number two, Allah Subhana. Allah does not tell us to take angels as role models.
Right? Allah didn't say look at Kerala, from Fiji Brito, suitor Hassan,
but feel rasulillah the Messenger of Allah, Who is what Ana Bashar mythical the promises, sell them over and over again, he is told to tell people I am but a human being like you.
I'm human, right? You should, you should be able to relate to me I relate to you, you should be able to also relate to me. So we're told to follow the example of a human being extraordinary nonetheless, and he is
an extraordinary human being. But he is a role model that we can relate to sallallahu alayhi wasallam by number three, by being told to follow the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Allah loss of how not to Allah sets the standards or the bars high at the highest. It doesn't make sense, right? To be told to follow an ordinary human being, or someone who is inferior to you.
Right? It doesn't make sense. Because if you can exceed that person, if it's an ordinary human being that you can actually be like or beat, then that person is no longer suitable to be fit to be a role model. Right. And this is from one of the and I disagree with people who say you can take different role model models in different areas. You know,
and, and I'm still struggling with this, with the fact that sometimes we do find some people inspirational, no doubt, but to consider that person, a role model or an example, we need to be very careful, because you're setting yourself up for failure to be disappointed. There, there will be moral or ethical, you know, questions regarding individuals, and we see a lot of people who get disappointed, because they took someone as a role model, and then what happens, and then they discover that that person was not as good as they thought. Right? And that's why there's a statement attributed to Evan Massoud or the Allahu anhu, he said mecanim was stagnant if you must take someone
as as a role model, right failure standard be met. So, let him
follow the example of those who passed away. And by the way, he was referring to the to the companions of the Prophet sallallahu feynan hirelateral model fit
for the living, there is no guarantee that this person is not going to deviate. Right? So you want to basically look at someone who has ended their life and they have they left a legacy behind and they did not do anything that violates or that basically, that destroys that legacy of theirs, right. So we have to be very selective as to who we take as role models, who our youth or our children take as role models, who our family members take as role models.
Last but not least, one interesting
finding that I found, you know, when it comes to quality,
of leadership, right? essential qualities of leadership, you'll have different models, different theories, different list of qualities, and most of which are very impressive and obviously positive, you will find that most of them, especially the ones that are agreed upon, you will find them not only present in the process and sell them but they are embodied at the you know, the process of selling was the epitome of excellence sell a lot. So, in all of these areas, but there's one in particular that caught my attention and inshallah to Allah Don't ask me for the reference, because I don't have it in front of me have it on my computer that basically suggests that a role model should
Which is very troubling, right?
Right, it's troubling. You see my point where I'm going with this
You're not the note taker.
We do need a note taker by the way.
Who is it?
anything wrong with this? If someone comes to you and says, No, a role model should be someone fallible, fallible, someone.
And somewhat someone who was very humble and can
Because we make mistakes, so we need to be the prophesied sentiment is infallible.
So we're in our theology in our belief. So we're all of the prophets of a lot the messengers and the prophets of Allah, whom by the way the prophets I send them himself was told to what beings find as an inspiration and follow that example. Well, that it can Latina
like Latina, Hydra, Hydra Hola, febi houda homak Teddy. Right. So most of what I told him to so so how do you respond to this?
Okay. But But nonetheless, yeah, but what I'm saying is, I'm not saying what was he infallible or not what I'm saying he is infallible. Right. So.
So if someone comes to you and says, Well, you can't take someone who is infallible as your as your role model?
models that, you that something that you could do, that if somebody could make mistakes, to be said, such that you cannot fake you. So you have to have somebody that
you can get into
someone who is susceptible to the same, you know, whatever another human being is susceptible to but he was a little outside prophets and messengers were susceptible to many, you know, factors that affect human beings, you know, they would get sick, they, you know, will get hurt, they feel sad, they feel all kinds of emotions. Salatu was Salam Ali sisters.
one time a sister, you know,
that's not what I'm asking. I'm saying is, can you take someone who is infallible as your role model?
Of course, you can. That's what that is saying, Look at gala coffee rasulillah. And it makes perfect sense. As a matter of fact, the process was the most dignified Salalah it was Senate, Allah as I said, we have dignified human beings.
Right. So Allah subhanaw taala wants you to follow the example of the most dignified, now you may not be and you will not be able to attain that right. But the goal or the objective or your your responsibility is not to attain that level. It's not to become a prophet, you won't be able to become a prophet, right. Your you know, your you will be rewarded and you will be blessed for what for trying to be
for a struggling to be right for adhering to that path.
You are not expected to be infallible. So, we are not meant to reach a level of infallibility. That's not what is meant. We're told to follow the direction follow the effort. Follow the focus.
Follow the statements, the actions
Right, the condition of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam consult with him salallahu alayhi wasallam. As a matter of fact, there are certain areas where we won't be able or we're not
allowed to do what the prophet said I'm did. Right. So for instance, can you give me an example? Things of promise I send them dead, that we're not supposed to do?
We thought, right, in fasting, fasting consecutive days, without breaking the fast, so habitable online and from their love that they had. And by the way, you know, taking someone as a role model is necessities. Are it's a necessity also, of loving that person and admiring that person. Right? So there's a habit of one on one and him because of the love that they had for the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and because of the Zilla, they had, they wanted to do the same set the same thing. So the Prophet said, I'm told them not to do it.
But they continue to do it. Right? So promise, I tell him, what did he do? He went on, just to show them that they won't, they will not be able to keep up with him something like this. And he said to them in the last, okay. Ethical
is it's not the same in the ability for me to be skinny. Right? My lord is feeding me and my lord is providing for me. So I'm being sustained by a loss of Hannah with data in a manner that does not apply to you. So you're not required to do this in this area. You're not following my example here. You're not being inspired by me right now. Right? You're actually going beyond your capacity as human beings, so don't do it. Right. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and also the Quran warned us to go beyond what the the parameters that were set for us by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and that's why we have to follow his statements, his actions and his injunctions. So, we
follow his statements and his actions, but if there is anything in his action, that is contradicted or that is qualified by his statement, what takes precedent?
out of Salalah Adam Allah fairly, this is this is a principle right? That that we follow the prophetic statement, because the statement has very clear explicit implication and indication,
but the action itself could be something that is what
Special is, it could be a special case, applicable only to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Right? Like,
like, for instance, yeah. Or like praying all night long, or not all night long, but praying as much as the Prophet selected. Right? Could you should you feel guilty for not being able to play to sorry for not being able able to pray as much as the professor said them did?
Until your feet as well? No, obviously not.
Right? Who can? Who can reach that level? Also, to think at any point that we can be like in order to think that we can do something beyond what the promises sell them did is in and of itself, a form of extremism and deviation. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam warned those people who thought that the prophet SAW Selim did not do as much as they ought to do. And they wanted to do something extraordinary something beyond what anyone can do. And one of them vowed to pray on night, the other person vowed to fast everyday and the third guy that you know vowed to not to get married, right celibacy. They were taught that this is not this, the prophet SAW Selim his way. This is not
prophetic. This is not what Islam teaches. Right. And this and the religion also condemns those people the poor and condemns those people that
have overburdened themselves with that, that which Allah subhanaw taala did not impose on them. They were self imposed. Ban he attempted to write a level of like priesthood or, or or, you know,
where Allah Subhana Allah didn't require that, nor was it taught or set by any of the prophets are the messengers, whether it's Isa or Moosa, or any of the great, respected prophets and messengers of Allah Salallahu alaihe salam O Allah him as your main mail might be melas blessings and peace be upon them on okay.
Like last statement, inshallah, the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam, the objective of this series is to help us
follow be inspired by the prophetic
Example. The prophets I send them as a human being, as a leader, as an Imam, as a judge, as a ruler, as,
as an active member of the society, I don't like to use the word activist but as an active member of the society that wants to see every form as a, you know, a reformer sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as a as a spouse, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, right, as a parent, for both fathers and mothers,
as as a manager, as a leader, as a community member, you know, as, as a family member, some of Maharani who was Salim, the Prophet salallahu alaihe. Salam was a great example for all of us.
I think we have five more minutes, I can just go
go through the areas that were supposed to follow the profit
or loss on the law and even sell them in.
Can we stay a little longer?
They still have your attention. 10 minutes.
Yeah, I wanted to leave 10 minutes for q&a Charlottetown.
areas in which we should follow the prophetic example, right?
obedience to Allah subhanaw taala and worship. As a matter of fact, we should only follow the prophetic example in these areas we can't go. We can't be on our own when it comes to obeying alone worshipping Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah and Allah azza wa jal mentions that in the Quran, right.
we should also be inspired by the example of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the prophets and messengers before him, by the way, the process was an embodiment in terms of his manners and character, some of maharlika some of the best qualities of the prophets before him.
So even when we find something in the Quran, that is attributed to Ibrahim alayhis, salam, or to smile. So for instance, in the Quran, when Allah Subhana, Allah says about his smile, that, that part of his practice as a, as a as the head of her, of his own household, what can I add more Allah who be Salatu was a cat, what kind of Enderby, model D, Allah Subhana, Allah tells us that it was his policy, smart policy, that he would command his family, the members of his household be selected as a cat, he would remind them of salah and Zika.
And we know that by default, the Prophet sallallaahu it was his, of course, the great grandfather of the process, hello. But the process I was told to follow his example. So we know that the process of selling from his own practice sallallahu alayhi, wa sallam used to do the same thing. He used to command his family members to pray follow up with them, when it comes to Salah as a cap. So it is expected from any Head of Household from any father, right? To do the same thing, assume the same responsibility. You can't say, Well, I don't really bother about these things, because it's up to them. No, no, no, it's your responsibility.
As part of the prophetic policy, to actually as a head of household, part of your responsibility is to check in.
Right, with the members of your household, every person that lives under your
If you're paying the bill for that place, right, you better check in with them, and make sure that Salah is being established in your household. And of course, I'm not saying that you should walk around with a whip in your heart in your hand, because that's, that's not what the process of him did. I'm not saying that you should you should go around and you know, but nonetheless, you should check in with him. Right?
Have you prayed, you know, I didn't see you in the gym, you know,
you need to be in tuned with your households commitment to salah and Zakah. And obviously, of course other obligations, but these two in particular are highlighted and mentioned in the Quran. So, we find an example. And when it comes to a badger in obedience to Allah subhanaw taala another area in which we should be inspired by the the prophetic example
is the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam relationship with Allah subhana wa tada in terms of his remembrance of Allah azza wa jal and in terms of his, you know, you know how the process lm turn to Allah subhana wa tada into for his needs Salalah and he was frustrated constantly. That's why you know, I am big on this whole issue of
our community members, you know, we all all of us, we need to learn there should be a daily practice and commitment.
Right in the Quran, Allah Subhana Allah says, well, Colorado madonia steady welcome the Prophet
Allahu alayhi salam used to make dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Like there was no, you know, as if it was so much desperation though Allah azza wa jal has assured him and reassured him and promised him that he will be saved, he will be victorious, he will be protected Sall Allahu alayhi wa sallam, yet the process lm used to beggar loss of Hannah Montana, and he never took that for granted. Does that mean that the process of him didn't trust the law or did not believe in the loss of habitat? No, but he did just that is your practice, you're supposed to do that, regardless of the outcome. Right? And that's where the process, you know, taught us abubaker law, the law says that before the
Battle of better, that's why I'm saying that when we read the secret, we need to just
like Read between the line and just examine these things and try to relate to them. The worker said that the price of the trades desperately.
And to the point where I will Buckley himself, he's he said to the processor, jasola Don't worry, your Lord will not fail you. It's not the process and
you know, didn't have any doubt that a loss of heroin data is good. But he prayed right with desperation because that's what Allah subhanaw taala is worthy of
prophets and messengers, their fear of a loss of Hannah with that and their humility before Allah azza wa jal, a lesson for us to learn from them, their humility and their fear of Allah subhana wa Tada. Right. And again, you know, we find examples of Prophet Ibrahim. Yeah, boo. Right, Allah subhanaw taala highlights these prophets in source Miriam. And then he says to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when our verses or when the verses of the most gracious enough to allow him to Rahmani Haru sujan will be Kabuki, they used to fall on their foreheads on the ground, right, and prostration and display of humility and crying, they used to cry,
right? Out of fear of a loss of habitat. So, a believer who understands this should be should be at that level. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to beg Allah subhanaw taala to keep him upon the right path, and not to cause his heart to deviate. Is there? Was there any chances of the promise of centimos going to deviate? Obviously, there was absolutely no chance yet. This was one of the most repeated, right? Do as of the promise of the law. It was right there, your loss of Hannah home, whatnot.
Like that, okay, we're gonna stop right here.
There are certain things that the Prophet sallallahu even send them approved off.
Now, if someone comes and says, Well, I don't approve of certain things, because you know, my culture doesn't allow it or because I don't think it's manly, or because I don't want people to take advantage of me. We can tell that person wait.
The prophesied sell them
didn't have any issues with these things.
what, what has more value or importance, your culture, your tradition, or the prophetic tradition? So according to the prophecy, and Selim, these things are absolutely fine. personal tastes, understand that you don't want to do something or you don't. But you can't prohibit or forbid, something that the positive side of them allowed or didn't have any issues with, right, he may not have said anything about it, he may not have done anything about it. But
it was part of his just had of his, of the general accepted norm of conduct around the office of the law.
There are a lot of examples of this actually.
many examples of this.
And that's why when the when the Sahaba say we used to do such and such during the time of the Prophet sallallahu. And there was no objection from the process Allah to it. That shows us that it's valid. It's okay. Right.
as a matter of fact, we need to ask ourselves, why am I not making? Why am I not praying enough to last? Why am I not begging a loss of habitat? You know, one of the one of the practices that I see, especially here in the south, that I envy, obviously, it's when you see people when they see a family, right out of restaurant, city, and then before the food comes, or when the food comes, what do they do?
They say grace, they pray, after they finish their meal. What do they do?
Sometimes before they leave that, that, that that gathering, they once before they leave, they pray to Allah. Yeah, I'm not saying we should follow, you know, that practice, and we should do it that way. But what I'm saying we have our own prayers that were taught to us by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you know, you you will, you will see that the life of the believer of prophetic life revolves around,
in and out, I mean, and every step through the door. So why are we not praying enough?
Mama Sharif has a whole course that about how, you know, do I is, is a transformative?
being committed to do I'm practicing you do, I can actually transform your life, change your life around. Right, and we have access to it. And we were taught, you know, the art, I don't want to call the artist, right? The practice of art by the prophet sallallahu wasallam. Right. So we really have to ask ourselves, what is it? Is it am I? Am I disappointed? Do I not trust Allah? Subhana Allah do I not trust myself? Because she has a lot of tricks that he can play on us. He can pull on us. You know, one of them might be Oh, you're not worthy. You know, some people, one of the reasons they don't make dry is because Allah knows.
Allah knows why you need what you need. You don't need to pray for it. He knows if it was good for you, he would have given it to you. If it's not good for you. Maybe it's not right for you to ask for it.
shaytaan my sound like comes in. It's like your personal counselor giving you anyway. So you think
majorem has to be alone ever? Like, no, seriously? I mean, right? Am I not? Am I not? Right? Right. Or it's like a deep state of leveler. People who just wake up when calamity strikes, when they're very desperate. When everything fails, they turn to a loss of habitat, constantly. They don't remember they put their faith in everything, right? various solutions, preventative measures, and then you know, whatever treatments are out there and everything. And then when everything fails, and then everyone gives up on them. They're like, maybe we should just make a drop.
Right? turn to a loss of habitat. But even in that state of loss of habitat, it says, Amelia when mataranka when you're desperate.
Some of our owner may say that Allah azza wa jal answer the door of Allah answers into our Kufa. Allah Subhana Allah answers or answer the door of a police.
Robbie, right. When you turn to Allah, he said, Rob, be my Lord.
Right, my Lord, I beg you, I asked you, He will not turn you down.
Never. So so it is a sign of humility and rejection or not pricing is a sign or could lead to arrogance and pride and that basically leads the person to hellfire. That's why Allah says in Allah DNS sec, Girona and a bed it says Hola, Johanna Mata Hari. Another, another just point to be added to this, you find some people, they're very
they're okay with begging human beings that you know, there there may even be okay. And, you know, fine, too, when it comes to begging the dead or asking, you know,
but when it comes to a loss of Hannah Montana with like, complete to hate
to do lucila Dean, they find it very difficult.
And that's why it's it's a beautiful statement attributed to him. Is that a loss of habitat to begin with
He did not he does not inspire you to make do I accept that he
except that he's ready to answer.
What makes you think that he will not answer? No.
inshallah we'll close in sha Allah, Allah Subhana Allah Allah, Allah, Allah Allah and myself, Eureka one or two with