Channel: Mohammed Faqih
smil Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah salam wa sallam Loma Linda marathoner. Well Donna I was in a marriage and family living in a semi when I'm cold appear to be on a Santa
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Let's look at halo halo halo halo member, I want to show you how he laid it you should remember that. But first of all, I just want to remind myself and everyone that there is great virtue and having these kind of gatherings.
So anytime a group of people get together especially in one of the houses of Allah subhanho wa Taala to remember Allah and His Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, in his study the teachings of Allah and His Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Allah subhana wa tada blesses, and this is an act of worship in and of itself, right.
And the prophet in the Hadith mentioned four elements, does anyone and I think we should
remind ourselves of them, what are the four elements that are guaranteed to any group of people who come together
to study the book have a lot of agenda in one of the houses have a lot as you're going to want to kill? It could have a long way to Dallas, one of Filipino
illa affetto Okay. someone mentions Rama, so Allah Subhana Allah sends Rama on them when someone passes away, what is it that we pray for? Allah grant that person?
Right, so you don't have to wait until someone dies, right?
You don't have to wait until you die for people to pray for you. You can expose yourself to the right moment loss of habitat. And whenever there is a place where you know there are mobilizer to the mercy compassion of a loss of Hamlet Allah descends Allah showers of people with his mercy. Once you run, rush and commit to that place, right so Rama another thing, that is promises what
Sakina which means
tranquility, serenity, right? Sakina.
And do boy do we need Sakina
Allah is of hamdullah whoever is granted Sakina as a great blessing of a loss of habitat. That is the greatest nightmare that you can have to have Sakina tranquility and peace and serenity. May Allah Subhana Allah give us serene minds and serene hearts and serene households, a sham Sakina so
those are Italian Sakina lava Shia tomorrow Rama will have Fetterman Malacca, you mentioned the angels, the angels comments around them.
The angels come and surround them. I can't think of too many places here this
write a lot and how far can we go? For sure, where there are places of the angels will be attracted to and they will come and gather with those who are present to remember Allah
then the greatest of all which is Yeah.
Even the efficient you know, they make do out for those who are learning, but what's the greatest of all four?
Whether Cara Humala, peyman Ender, Allah Subhana, Allah mentions them, Allah Subhana Allah makes mention of them individually. In another Hadith
It is said that the angels will say but Allah of those who are mentioned or who are being forgiven in another head in the process and I mentioned that Allah subhanaw taala grants them mouthfeel at the end of the gathering, right. So the angels will say but amongst them and so on, so he only stopped by for the hedger for some worldly
Well, yeah, right for the child for you know, for those who who are with us online, you don't get the child
stopped by just for the tea. He stopped by because he wanted to see so and so he to pick up some paperwork. Right they just happened to be around
then it will be said Hmong como Lashkar became jealous on such a gathering, whoever joins that gathering will be blessed with those who are blessed. You're not going to go wrong with this with this type of crowd. So May Allah Subhana Allah make us of those people. So we're gonna continue to Charlotte Allah aspects of
the aspects of the prophetic personality that we should be inspired by. And again, this is not all all the aspects today inshallah, we're going to conclude that the ones that we had left, many of them are some of them are very, very important and there's a lot to be said about them. So, I want to go back to that, and inshallah starting next week, we're going to talk about specific the
Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his
policy or the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his way in dealing with different different segments of his community Salalah days and next week is going to be like, almost every week there will be like a theme. And I like the idea that we got that we should, like, you know, have different titles for different.
So, the theme for the next maybe a couple of weeks, or maybe three weeks is going to be the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and his family members of his household, those who are right around the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, those who were very close to the prophesize Allah, how did he deal with them?
solimar is and this is another way of just reading into the prophetic
Sierra or life, we have the homie Solomon.
And by the way, speaking of the prophetic life, brothers, this is a lesson Sierra is not something that you listen to one time. And that's it. I mean, you can do that you can obviously just get some general information in become familiar with the Prophet sallallahu sallam, there is a difference between you being familiar with the Prophet sallallahu sallam, and you knowing the Prophet sallallahu.
Right, knowing means that you feel like you know him in your, you know, his father and his grandfather and his mother and his uncles and his aunts, but you know him. Right, you know, you know, how many uncles he had, how many aunts he had his cousins. First, when you when you understand the dynamics around the life of the prophet SAW so many of you become more familiar with him Salalah on his own and what he had to deal with, and what he had to navigate through what are the various you know, circumstances that affected him. So a lot is just takes your relationship with him. So I set up to a different level.
And and I want to share something personal with you.
One of the one of the toughest
trials in my life was the one my father fell ill. And he passed away shortly after you know.
what got me through it was being familiar with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam suffering,
and illness, and how long it took, and what kind of pain he had to go through. So the whole time, I was just telling myself the process, I had to go through this. And my father had great impact on me in being becoming, loving the prophesized sentiment being attached to the process a lot, isn't it? I remember when I was 10, when I first learned that the prophet SAW by the death of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, and I started contemplating the fact that, oh, that means that he's not like, overseas, somewhere where I can go and visit him. He's not like my grandfather, where, you know, he can show up one day for how your honor and then I get to see him. I've never seen him, you know, so
it, it hit me at the age of 10, that the process is someone that, that I love, and I feel like so close to but, but I didn't get to see and God knows if I'm gonna see him in the hereafter. Again, it's the thought itself struck me so hard. That it I had, I was weeping and crying, my my siblings are, you know, one of them thought that there was something wrong with me, you know, that you don't understand, you know,
that's what reading the Sierra does to you when you become attached to the person. Right? So that when we read about the death of the prophet SAW, Selim, it's not something Oh, he died satellizer and we get over it, I mean, look at how people right now someone that they were entertained by
hurts them so much the loss of that individual, and people are trying to relate to that individual and what he went through and all of that, right, that's what happens when you know, someone you become attached to them, when you become attached to them, you'll be touched by them and you will be inspired by them and whatever they went through becomes a source of inspiration for you. So, every time you ask yourself Rasulullah had to go through this rasulillah had to go through this right. Right.
So, so we need to read this era, you need to go back and study it, read it, read it in your own native language, if you have if you have a good you know, source that was written that was well written.
You know, read it and research it right. And stop by you know, any you know,
to the libraries here here have any books that are written by the prophet send them Sierra, I. Last time I stopped by the library here in Cordova, I forgot to check that to see that any of their Islamic books section they don't. Okay, so there are some books of Syrah that are written by non Muslims that are that are well written, right?
Okay, no, no, no, not that I was talking about President Karen Armstrong, you know, and others, you know, I don't want to, you know, do commercials for anyone, but I'm just saying, you know, none of them. I mean, they're all they all have some issues, but what I'm saying is read different books, so you get different perspective, right? And then there are certain parts of the life of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam where you need to actually just like pause, and ponder and reflect and relate to, because if the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was was around, like, we all would want to know him, like better write on a personal level, or solo, what do you what did he like? What did he not
like? What was he like it? So until you become familiar with the process a lot is him to the point where he becomes someone like that you really, really know. Right?
Then you haven't really studied him so much, and you haven't studied history. So this is just a different way of looking at the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam personality in life, what inspired him what, how he was on the law. So last thing that we talked about last week was what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. What's the last thing you remember from last week? His
when it was that,
did we I thought the last thing we talked about was his bravery. his courage. Right?
Yeah, so the last thing we talked about was his, you know, how would the profit center was the first person to jump on a horse and go to rescue someone that needed help? Yes, sir. All right. So that was the last thing we talked about. The prophet SAW them was a great source, a great example and generosity.
And when it comes to generosity, a lot of people we think about generosity with money, am I shall I give you know, every year my Shall I give about 10% of my son, I'm a very generous person. But but that's just one one form or one type of generosity, the prophesy salams generosity goes beyond that. Generally speaking, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam according to my best, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, was the most generous of people sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
And he said, and the most generous, he was the most generous in the month of Ramadan, kana curry masala, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was like a blowing, sent, wind sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Allah Khanna Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he was a nurse who can educate them iacono few Ramadan Han Allah who jabril when jabril
you know when he receives gibreel What can al COVID equally late in Ramadan? Every night Ramadan, the Quran revising the plan was gibreel was a source of inspiration for the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
Fela Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam eduware to Bill Haley, Mary and Marcella. So the processor was like a blowing wind that just just keeps bringing everything right. So he was just throwing, right so a lot of it he was selling his wealth, but not only his wealth, but his time. Right? His he would share his food sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
kind words these are different forms of what?
generosity, right? It's the easiest of all, by the way is what? Well, maybe the easiest is smiling. Because some people, but for some people, for some of us, giving money is very easy, but giving time stuff.
And the promises of them gave attention and actually attention
is they say attention is actually the best, the rarest and the purest form of generosity,
right of giving when you give attention, and the Prophet sallallahu wasallam was very attentive. Right? He would give his attention some of us to the point some Allahu Allah Sir, this is out of his generosity and his humility at the same time. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when someone is spoke to him, the presence of them will turn and give that person full attention. So Bill Mollison is an adult I'm struggling to, to implement into practice. But But he valued people, some of us so when you see value in someone you will give them, right. I bet you have someone here that we all respect or admire comes in and asks for help. If that person that comes in says, I need a
jumpstart, we're all going to it.
Everyone would want to write,
I don't want to give them names and examples.
Right? If that person, if some if that person says Can I borrow $10 we're all going to be Oh, I got it. I got it. I got it. Right. Because this is someone that we we admire, we value the process. A little
It was said it was treated like that by his companions, because they all admired him and loved him so much. But he also treated people in a very special fashion. And he was very generous Salalah while he was still with his words,
and they say that generosity actually is something that comes out of the loving heart,
and heart that is full of loving of love, right. And compassion is a very generous heart. A person who possesses a big heart like that will be willing and capable of giving and giving will become, it is actually second nature, they don't even have to struggle, they don't have to think about it. They don't have to go and ask their CPA, they don't have to call their spouse and ask for permission. Right? They don't have to sit in calculated. They're giving.
And especially when it's someone that is trusting of a loss of Hannah Montana, they know and they believe in the promise of Allah azza wa jal that whatever you give for Allah, it will be given back to you.
I was in the city of Anaheim forum, you know, the previous role of the former mayor of the city of Anaheim. He had a campaign called
He wanted to turn the city of Anaheim into the city of kindness. Right. So he wanted, you know, to inspire the residents of the city of Anaheim, to become kind to each other and to their neighbors. And he tried. And, and and then, you know, we, you know, he took me out for lunch. And we were talking about how, you know what his philosophy is about kindness. I said, it's very interesting that you're saying this, because kindness is one of the two principles that I believe pretty much define the prophetic
character of our promises. And so when I told him and I shared this with him, he's like, wow, that's very inspiring. That's amazing. Right? And he made it a point to invite the Dalai Lama when he came to California. So he came and we had a special gathering with him. And one of the things that that that he highlighted was talking about the Dalai Lama was generosity, right? This this issue of generosity, what kind of people are capable of being generous and being kind, because that was the theme of the whole thing. So, so one of his statements, you know, was that generosity is the most
natural, outward expression of an inner attitude of compassion and loving kindness.
That's why they say that
true love is is like, true love is expressed through giving.
Right? For a person may
without loving, but no one can love without giving.
Right? But what if someone so if you are a loving person, you have to be what?
A giving person.
But you may give sometimes without necessarily being,
being a loving person, right? Without loving someone, not everyone that you give something you love. But what if you are always giving unconditionally, then you must be with someone who has this deep sense of like appreciation, love and compassion for others.
Because you're giving unconditionally, people don't have to ask you in a polite fashion, to give the Prophet sallallahu wasallam A man came to him and yelled at him, and the Prophet sallallahu Sallam still gave him
and the javelin Abdullah says that, Master ew and shake him up for Allah. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was never asked anything. And he said, No.
But he wouldn't say no. Right? If he hasn't, he will give it if he doesn't have sometimes a process out of his, like his generosity reached a level that if he didn't have something,
he would borrow it.
Or he would actually ask someone to take this on his behalf.
Some of them, he just didn't want to turn anyone down.
And I've told you right in the, you know, House of Allah, some of our contemporary scholars who were touched by the prophetic example they have amazing stories of generosity, you know, did I tell you that chef Abdulaziz Rahim Allah
chef, Mo Hola.
Someone you know, remember, he came and someone actually forged a check that he is his office manager wrote that person
So he, you know, the office manager wrote a check for 1000. Right? The person, the recipient of the check actually went to the bank.
And it said 10,000. So he added a zero
for it. So, of course, obviously the bank called the Office of the chair, because it was very obvious. So they said, someone showed up here, and they said that you wrote it and that you actually corrected it. You know, that was, but we were a little
you know, it looks very suspicious. So, and the person of course, when he had reviewed his record, he said, No, is supposed to be 1000. They said, Okay, so do you want us to, you know, press charges or arrest him or for fraud? He said, No, no, no, wait, let me just get get the sheets permission for us. So he goes, it tells us what happened. He just so the chef tells them, tells him, tell them that it is 10,000 and approve it. Let them see how could we do this?
He said, because it's our fault
that we did not assess his need properly.
The man came to us, he needed some help. But we gave him less than what he really needed.
So out of desperation, he did this.
So it's our fault. Right? Me approved.
by him Allah. They said he never had, you know, he never had extra money at the end of the month.
Always. He didn't save anything. Man was probably alone. May Allah Subhana Allah bless him, you know, God bless you. And he will tell you how he never eats, by the way, he never eats alone.
And then when he wouldn't he never, you know, I'm talking about him like he's still alive. He never ate alone. And he would sit and everyone will join. Even the janitors and the guards. And the workers. Everyone sits at the same on the floor, everybody together. Whether you're part of the royal family, or you're a minister here, what he himself tells us, I remember, Were you there when he, he said I was in high school, when I was sitting with him on the same.
You know, they call it Supra, right. We were sitting in a circle, and he said, I'm sitting, I'm a high schooler, I'm meeting him for the first time. I'm sitting there, there's a minister and there's a member of the royal family. And there's a janitor sitting there. We're all sitting together.
Right? generosity. So generosity also. And this is something that we learned from the prophetic example, is not about just giving those who come to you. It's not about waiting and giving those This is one level of generosity. But true generosity in the highest form is when you actually pursue opportunities, and individuals that need help. Right? you pursue them and you look for them. And you say, okay, you know, so, and it's not something that we should like, consider doing periodically, you know, okay, it's a season
in the seasons, you should do more than usual, but it should be
a daily thing, right? There should be like, as of Halloween I'm saying this because I myself I'm very touched and inspired you know, myself, but this is a beautiful community. And I think
it just feels like people here in the south that are more giving their their you know, more into sharing their fortune. Or at least that's the impression I got, you know, I tell people, you know, it happened more than once that I will be in line in the drive thru. And then I get to the window finally to pick up my order. And I'm and I want to pay and then they tell me that the car in front of you paid that I feel like compelled. This never happened to you.
I guess maybe you don't go to drive throughs. See, this is this is the beauty of a drive thru.
See you guys go, you said it all. Just get it through the drive thru. And I'm like, Oh, my God. I lived in California for 14 years never happened to
then you feel so inspired that you know what I want to take care of the person behind me pass it on.
So last week, last week, I went to I took chef Yeah.
To the to this local Starbucks. And when we got there, I asked, you know, the manager who was the shift manager, I said, How often does this happen? They're like, Oh, it happens almost on a daily basis. I thought it was only, like, it only happens on Sundays. They're like, No, no, it happens almost on a daily basis. And I said, how far like how long does it go? How far does it go? How many like orders or how many 768 I mean, different different numbers.
Like I would I would really be interested to just do a study on this and see like
How far do people go in passing on this? Until that one guy comes in and says, oh, okay, thank you. He just goes it breaks it either. So you have a chef Mohammed Abdullah Schumpeter used to say that his father there was like a poetry that he would repeat that talks about to inspire himself and to inspire everyone to be generous he would say
call it potato to Madame cada una Yeoman wha Murphy and I set off on one
that you know, that our our coins or silver coins, they don't last for a long time. They come and they go, they don't, you know, in English tema del Rahim una Yeoman wallet Illa token highlighted.
When our coins or money, you know,
when we when we when we get some of it, that the coins themselves start competing. Right? in the in the ways of goodness, like the coins themselves want to go to? Right? Like that's the level of generosity that even the coins are themselves are inspired to be given. Right. He says, Lola a lot is the cervical area and a footer hamamatsucho serotina. He said, Our the coin does not get used to our patches, or our you know, so it doesn't stay there for too long. It doesn't get used to it.
It's just it comes in and it goes out
at night, like Mr. Tanaka just passes through. like as if there is a whole
new holiday Academy, he
said until it finally ends up with a jerk
who just keeps it
to himself. So that so that that coin keeps going from one person to another until it finally settles at someone who doesn't you know.
So. So this was the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa ala he will sell them so he was
and because of his generosity, sallallahu alayhi wasallam people were inspired. Right? And people were attracted to Islam. And so when Malik said Matt suey, Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Allah Islam he and upon any time someone came and asked the Prophet sallallahu Sallam for something to accept Islam, the price of them gate and he said out of a jar of origin
A man came to him requesting a large amount of you know, flock or livestock. So he said he gave him a
sheep that filled a valley between two mountains.
So this man went back to his people and he said, Yeah, pomi slo mo, for inner Mohammed, a Europe to alpha, alpha, for Mohammed gives like someone who does not directly alpha male slash alpha. He gives like someone who has no fear of poverty. This man has endless source of wealth somewhere. So assalamu except Islam, so he started basically what to spread the message of Islam because he was touched by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam level of
generosity. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
also was an excellent example sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and in living a very, very minimalist life. Right. You know, Zoot Suit of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was fascinating. Now, this concept of Zod usually is is translated as ascetic,
You know, being ascetic, or, you know, living an ascetic lifestyle.
And Tao there's also this trend called minimalism, right? Just being getting by by what you need. And that might actually be a better understanding or application or example of Zoo it has. Because asceticism basically, is where you actually deprive yourself to achieve, to be virtuous. So you actually deprive yourself and you know, where zoo is not that it is really not going out of your way.
And to have no interest in having extra stuff. So minimalism is actually a better, you know,
term to be used for this.
Also, don't confuse it with frugality. Right? That's something different. Right? So this is not about saving. For the sake of saving
Right. It's about just not having interests or not desiring and having an appetite that does not wear by the way aesthetic behavior involves, you know taming yourself. And it involves actually depriving yourself and it involves, like, you know, right cutting down like you would you want something, but you'd like to know how much you're almost like punishing herself. Right? frugality. You know, a frugal person, someone that does a frugal lifestyle is someone that does it because of what?
Well, necessity or because they want to basically save so they may want it and desire it, but they're not trying to punish themselves. They're like, you know, I don't need it. So I'm not going to spend the money here. I'm going to allocate it to this, right.
So what we're talking about is the profits on the lines and then not going out of his way in pursuit of dunya or extra stuff. And getting by with the least, right minimalist behavior, you know, attitude.
Even if Abraham Allah reports, to to explain how food works, he said, Dude has three levels. Right? said the first level is Terkel Hara is to avoid heroin. Because some people there are minimalist when it comes to how to meaning in other words, there is it is I'm not I'm, you know, I'm not gonna, I'm not going to go to do to commit how long to achieve some of my desires. So he said to her the zoo. Remember he didn't handle Rahim Allah said terracon. haram hazarded Allah. Right. This is what everybody is supposed to do. This is the zoo of the ordinary people, the masses. He said.
The second level is why muthoni for Hua, Turku, toliman. And Helen is to to avoid the extra Helen, the unnecessary Helen is hella you haven't read, it's unnecessary.
You don't need, right, you don't need a backup.
So whatever extra shirt you have, that you one day may use it for a special occasion that still has the tag price, and it's probably right. out of style, isn't? It's probably not even you know, the cut is probably doesn't even fit you anymore. You know, how many of us if we just want to go back to our closet and see how many things that we haven't used within the past? By the way, sometimes you don't realize how we do it. We don't let me just talk about myself, you don't realize how much you have? until you have to move.
Right? And then when when when movie title comes in, like, what am I doing? Why?
I really don't know many who had
a very few they shared with me was the one that I'm you know, that's the one that I mentioned earlier, Canada.
You can see, I know, I know, people, some of you know are like senior senior scholars who would, who would actually would accept anything that is presented to them, by the way that does not go against don't like when someone gives you something, the prompts are seldom used to receive gifts and take it, right.
That's not a static attitude, by the way, will cause you to reject that. Like someone gives you a gift. You're like, No, I can't take it. I like it. And it's very attractive. And I may even need it but I can't take it. That's not as good as it is accepted. But you don't pursue it. You don't go out of your way. Like means that I'm not gonna go all the way half an hour just because I'm craving right creekstone steak.
This is that this is not something in my opinion. At least this is not I know, we're all guilty of it. Right? This is not zero it means really, is it that far? Oh, no, no, no need to do that.
I'm not gonna die if I don't eat it.
You know? That's. So
this is Terkel, football. minute Helen, the extra 100. Then he says if I'm murder him, Allah says
then there is a third level, this is the highest level. He said, Well what total coma is shallow any law
is to abandon and avoid anything that can get in the way of you in your relationship with Allah. Anything that can distract you from a loss of habitat.
Right? This goes deeper. Anything that can preoccupy your heart or distract you from Allah subhanaw taala you have no desire, and you have no need for it. He said, Well, he was in a villa. And that is the zoo of those who know Allah very well. This is a very special group of people. May Allah Subhana Allah get us there. Now
define zones. Sometimes people also confuse it with another term which is what? What concept? One of the best maybe the best distinction that was made was made by Evelyn Tamia, Rahim Allah, he said, a zoo Turkoman I am Sofia zoo, right minimalism is to avoid anything that will not benefit you in Africa.
If it's not going to bring you any benefit in Africa, you have no need for it. He said, Well, what are otaku? Madhava? Dada. And what is to avoid anything that you fear that may harm me?
Do you see the difference? What are his avoid something that because being developed and being careful, so what I mean is that, oh, this potentially could be harmful to me spiritually, that I'm going to avoid it. desert is, this is attractive, but it may get in the way of me and my relationship with Allah subhanaw taala. It may distract me, it's an extra thing that I don't need. It's just going to be a burden on you know, on my soul, or on my heart, I'm going to leave it. That's why they said, we're makalah waka Cairo mimica surah. We'll enter that which is little, yet it suffices you is enough is better than that, which what
is a lot or more or many are extra. And it overwhelms you. Where are you like, I don't even have place for it.
We have so much stuff that sometimes when someone gives us something like we don't have a place for it.
I was unpacking and like the other day and I'm like, Oh my God, why do I have all these clocks? And I noticed that they all said the exact, exact, exact, they're all gifts.
Now, so Rasulullah sallallahu. Ellison was was a great example, in that regard. So they said that when the Allahu anhu entered, and he found that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was sleeping on
a mat made of wicker, and it left a marking on the side of the prophets of Allah. And so then he cried. They said, The Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam used to sleep sometimes on the floor, sometimes on the dirt or sand, sometimes he would sleep on math that is made of wicker, sometimes you will sleep on mattresses, whatever he found salani, isn't it? Right? It's not like he made this. So how about carry this very plush, you know, extra whatever pillow top, you know, mats for him wherever he went, whatever. Right? sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he did not have what I would say you know, an Arabic. And I think there's an order word also, that can look right. No to kind of, you
don't need to go out of your way to make something happen.
You don't have to. Now this does not mean that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did not wear like expensive clothes or garments. If he received a gift, something very fancy. He's always put it on. He had some. And one of the beautiful explanations of this is that the prophets I send them came as a role model for all for the poor, for the wealthy. So the prophets I send them had wealth, and he enjoyed his wealth Salalah they sell them. And when he didn't have any he also shared his wealth. And when he didn't have anything to sell him didn't panic. He didn't like you know, there are some people who cannot function. Many of us will not function, right? If it's not the right type of
chef, Dr. DT used to tell me, he told me that when they were in the Jamia back in the days, they would go, I mean, it was very rough back then. Right. I know that that some of my colleagues like complain about how rough it used to be like 20 years ago, imagine what it was like 40 or 45 years ago. So he said we'd go on this like very like, you know, they would go on a field trip or like they would go to they used to camp outside, you know, Medina, and he said, and Chef Albury Rahim Allah used to come and say to them, it shows you know, shows, you know what to do. You need to toughen up, you need to toughen up, you know nirma is not going to last forever. Like, what do you mean toughen
It was it hat Allah. Now, so. So we need to
this is something that we should find inspiration and but this was Rasulullah sallallahu. So when it comes to zoo, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said the best example the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was also a great example. And the steadfastness and a standing his ground sallallahu alayhi wa early he was one of the most amazing moments and again, I urge you to go back to these moments in history and the Sierra
Prophet salallahu alaihe salam and read about them. Because sometimes when you sit in just don't read it because you just want to get the information, read it and stop and pause and try to actually visualize. Right?
So, a lot
of the line I believe so.
Amara will lead to mama honey. So a man said to a lot of them
are the Allahu anhu the Companion of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam Did you flee?
Did you flee?
Back abandoning or leaving the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam deserted the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam during the Battle of her name. So the man is what?
And did the process tell him like you know, right? So so he said Lau Allah He know by Allah now what Allah and W sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
when I can well less or no nasci our illumio Yep, so the Philippine home has you know been nibbly when Wu sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Allah tala T. He said What happened? He said the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did not flee the people of the tribe of houses that were good archers. When we met them,
they attacked us, they ambush them. And they fled. Right? I saw the Messenger of Allah Salalah. So they they shot at them and they I think retreated. But the front people who were in the front of the Muslim army, they're the ones that basically tried to hide or run away from,
from the arrows showering on them, who was right behind them
Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, he said when
he was writing his white mule, what Abu sufian Ron Harris Academie Jamia, and I will Sophia, who was the cousin of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was holding the reign of it. And the prophets that have stood his ground, he did not budge some of them. And they were shooting at him, some of them and he did not turn around, run away or hide some of them. He stood his ground and he said and then they'll be like catnip and of the enabler, Abdulmutallab, I am indeed the Prophet of Allah. I am the true prophet of Allah. I am the son of Abdulmutallab, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam stood his ground, we are behind me. So the Prophet center was someone that endured some lies and his
endurance level was unmatched and paralleled what he had to go through Salalah is unlike what anyone else had to go through some of law and so he's a great example. So sometimes we get overwhelmed we get, you know, just gets too much just remember what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam had to endure and see if you can be inspired by that example, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was also a great example when it comes to his relationship with the loss of Hannah with that, in his still thought, and he's seeking forgiveness of a loss of habitat, and his humility, sallallahu alayhi wasallam in his worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala
and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam prayers, we find inspiration in his fasting, we find inspiration of in the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he was moderate. So a lot he was, you know, the process should be your, that should be the the maximum like if the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam prayed and slept at night. Right? Then he should not sleep, you should not
you should try that to sleep all night. But you should not by any means. Pray all night long, and make that a habit of yours. Right? That does not make you better than the Prophet. He was balanced before me. So he slept and he got up and he prayed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to do voluntary fast. So a lot he said, embrace his fast. Some days. Sometimes the process started fasting, and he would break his fast and sometimes the prophet SAW Selim started not necessarily with the intention of fasting, and then he would
fast, right? He would come home there is no food. Okay? Even fantasize, okay? I'll fast no big deal. Right? The world is not going to fall apart. Because you didn't have your breakfast on Saturday. Right? at nine o'clock. Right?
Someone asked me today this this morning, one of my students do you can you function without drinking? Coffee? I said yeah.
I know people who cannot function and they don't drink coffee. That's that's a problem. Anytime I catch myself getting addicted to something, I'm like, Okay, I need to stop
How do we do it in Ramadan?
We drink coffee before pressure.
It's a miracle. Ramadan is a miracle. You know, people will say I can't help you know, quit, you know, and I
Have to smoke them like how would you do it?
It's a miracle.
sallallahu I'll even send him the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was a great example, in his Pura in his Vicar of Allah subhanho wa Taala. He was a great example in his marriage, and we'll talk about the specifics. Later on insha Allah azza wa jal, he was a great example, in his Hajj and devotion to a loss of Hannah with Allah, he was a great example. And his sleep patterns on how he slept, how, you know, when he woke up the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam By the way, something that I learned recently, I mean, you know what, you read it, but it never registers, right. Until finally something use the process of never went to sleep with a full belly.
Right. So, now, I'm noticing this like, because we're used to like eating, like overeating, and we just, we just cannot afford to have an empty stomach. But when I started, basically when I was forced to, you know, stop eating, like quit eating or not eating anything, you know, past seven o'clock.
It just makes a huge difference. Right? We have here, experts in that field. So Pamela makes a huge difference. Then as you study and he read, and then you're like, oh, wait a minute. They do. They did say that the process of him did not go to sleep with a full belly follow
the prompts that will allow us to there was a great example in his sense of humor, and his laughter sell a lot he was sending in his.
The prophet SAW the law it was send them was a great example, in his emotions, such as being emotional and saying his emotions when he cried someone law. When he sympathized with other people, he was a great example in his speeches, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he was a great example. In his treatment of others, which we will in Charlotte, Allah detail in the next weeks in Shabazz. He was a great example, when he used to visit people who were sick sallallahu wasallam. And we need to
really follow the prophetic example. Right? So next time you visit someone who is sick, please, before you do it, just do a little homework, go find out what the process senator said. And how to the process and then, you know, treat the sick, and how positive the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam was,
and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
was a great example in every aspect of his life, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the scholars divide the prophetic example or the Prophet salams habits into you know, different categories,
you know, his, that which is considered an act of worship, that which is considered a personal,
you know, practice of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam just something very personal,
like as, as a human being, that which is like his own personal taste some of them that which was especial,
you know, to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that cannot, cannot be
practiced by, by other people, by ordinary people. sallallahu alayhi wasallam So, these are different categories of action that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And having said the process and I'm used to have that with which the Prophet Allah, Allah said, Allah commanded is something that every Muslim should aspire, and,
I don't want to say struggle, but strive to practice, if the province has recommended something, right, and you can afford to do it, you should at least do it once in your lifetime. Right, you should aspire to and and strive to practice it, even if it's just once in your lifetime. Right. If the prophet SAW Selim recommended it, if the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did it on a regular basis, then try to do it as much as you can to the best of your ability. In the process. I sort of did it once in his lifetime, try to do it even once in your lifetime. So long lesson in the process and him
you know, did it sell a lot even sell them and then he for a while, and then he didn't do it for a while, and then he did it for a while and then he didn't do it for a while because you didn't want it to become whadjuk or mandatory then try to practice that as well as soon so they said the process Ella, for instance, paid to her for an extended period of time until they thought he will never stop and then he will stop. And then he will pray. Right? So try to practice that as well as revive any reviving any sooner. You know, a person who revives any sort of the prophecy of a modest and will receive great tremendous amount of you know,
reward from Allah azza wa jal and anyone that you inspire will be also rewarded by Allah subhanho wa Taala and Sha Mata Speaking of which I recently realized or learned that there is a
many many of us are not aware of
which is or at least I didn't know Did you guys know that there is you know after you go back home from Asia
there's enough praying to Allah guys
there's another student of praying actually for our guys without sitting in the second one
very interesting. Well, Darla, and masala mahallesi. Now how many of you have cinema Cinema Camera, does anyone have any any question?
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to the extra Hello, that is zoodle house, you know, the special people. And then he said, to avoid anything that distracts you from Allah Subhana Allah Allah zoodle atrophy nebula. And they say the same thing about By the way, fasting, you know, sometimes How will we fast? Right? We fast, you know, fasting or avoiding anything that invalidates your fast? That is something that everyone does.
Right? So this is what everyone does, you just trying to make sure that you're fasting is what?
Correct and accepted, then you have the passing of those people who want to get something out of their fasting. So what do they do, not only do they avoid things that will break their fast, they will also avoid anything that would violate the spirit of fasting, they will avoid
all kinds of
right, they will avoid anything that could actually go against fasting, even if it's not wrong. But it's not. It's not part of the spirit of fasting, they will avoid it. Right? Then they said, however, there are those people who while they're avoiding this, they're suffering.
They're thinking about it. Right? While during the day they're thinking about food. Right? If they quit certain bad habits over there, how long? You know, they're like, Oh my god, I can't wait until Ramadan ends.
So you have people who actually experienced fast fasting at a deeper level, the deepest level is when the heart fast when the heart no longer craves, or misses, or desires any of these things.
You know, when when you when you finally get to the point where, you know, someone looks at you like Oh, you didn't eat, it's like four o'clock if you didn't eat it, like, I wasn't even thinking about it. Not a big deal. How do you guys do it?
So May Allah Subhana Allah help us cleanse our hearts and purify us? I mean, like any other question is,
It is. This is a level of generosity that you know, cannot. that most people. Okay, so the question is,
the promises of them gave away things that he was asked though he needed them.
Right. So is this generosity
or, or reserved? No, no, this is generosity. Yeah. Because he, you know, it was generosity. So it was and so the Prophet said that one time he was given a garment. And it was, and he really needed it. So so he needed a new garment. Someone gave him a new garment. And then when he came out, and they said he was beautiful, he looks so beautiful in it.
Right? And someone asked him for it. So he went home, took it off, and he put on his old clothes. And then he came on in and they said, Why did you do this? And you knew that the proper set of needed, he said, and he waited until price and put it on because he wanted to have to put it on first. He said because I want it to be buried in it.
And he did end up being buried in it but the process of setting them they knew that the process of them if he's asked anything he will give it so listen. Debbie home
If, if we if there is, yeah, of course, if you have extra stuff that you're not using, right. And, you know, well I know brother I know a couple Actually, I don't know whether I should say this. I know a couple that actually went in they said, and they're Mashallah
you know, doing well, they said, you know, this is too much. So they they put that for themselves like,
right maximum, like, I don't, I don't need 10 jeans, a pair of jeans. You know, I only need two.
And he said, he said, You have no idea. So bags and bags and bags came some of which were not used brand new. And they were donated they were given. He's like, Oh my god, huge burden lifted. You just feel spiritually you feel light. Yeah.
Yeah, it's like detox and you know, you feel just much lighter.
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This gives them a really nice clothes. Okay, that's good. That's good. Well, I this is great. This is a great resource. By the way, somehow, some of us have it used to practice something else. They used to practice giving away what they their favorite.
Why? So they will, they will get something use it. And it's until it becomes their favorite and then he he gives it away. He used to love normally used to do that. It's like why do you do this? He's like, cuz ninten Aloe Vera heterotrophic tomahto a boon. Yeah, I want to become attached to it. And then once I become attached to it, I give it away. But this is the only a practice that that takes. Again, don't do something that you may not, like feel comfortable that you may regret later because you don't want it. Right. So if it's gonna be traumatizing, don't do it. But if it's something that you're gonna do, and you're gonna feel light, and you're gonna feel good, and you're gonna feel of
hamdulillah Allah subhanaw taala gave me this the strength to do this, then do it by all means, yes.
Yeah, we said that zoo, proper Zoo had actually the better translation is minimalism. Meaning to get buy, buy the least amount of, you know, like, to only use or to acquire that which you need. If you don't need it, if it's an extra, if you don't need it, then you don't get it again, that that doesn't mean that if someone gives you something that you don't really need, you say thank you just like, I don't need it. Right? If it's a gift given to you and it's gonna you know, then basically you take it and then you find you find you know, someone that may be able to use it or if you need it, then you use it and you give away something else and instead, I know one person's have had a lot
that and I will conclude with this. I know one person that says that for every This is another way of doing it. For every new thing I get. I started giving away two things.
Right? So just to bring down the amount of what you know. And I said to myself, and then I know I know another person that will not buy a new piece or article of clothing until he gets rid of not gets rid but gives away one piece. Right? So
May Allah Subhana Allah forgive us, me Allah subhanaw taala keep us inspired. That will not help Santa Monica Monica to LA market.