For the Sake of Allah – EP 26
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Indeed, All praise is due to Allah, we praise Him, we seek his aid and we ask for his forgiveness. We seek refuge in Allah from the evils of ourselves and the evils of our actions. Whomsoever Allah guides, none can lead astray, and whomsoever Allah leaves to go astray, none can guide and I bear witness that no one has the right to be worshipped except a law alone who has no partners. And I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant, and His Messenger. Devi was Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. Welcome to a new episode of your show. For the sake of Allah I am matassa mohammedi. Today I have with us our brother's brother, Mohammed Ahmed Abdul Rahman Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah
We know that the Muslim is obligated to seek means to enhance the Brotherhood and the love that He has for his brothers in Islam. And from these these means, one etiquette that the Prophet sallahu wa sallam taught us and he made it obligatory upon the Muslim, although some people believe or think it is not an obligation. Now there must be just a lowly Selim said in the Hadith, that three things are obligatory
they are incumbent upon the Muslim towards his Muslim brother. And from them he said that if you meet him, you greet him with a Salaam salaam aleikum, greet him with a Salam. So it is the watch of your brother when you meet him is that you say Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh. So, and this thing is a very important part of our everyday life or of our interaction with fellow Muslims. Now, before we go into a Salaam and some of the etiquettes that pertain to it, do you believe that Muslims do really apply a Salaam of all they have taken some other greetings from other cultures and other nations? Because happening as you said, they have taken lots of greetings from
other nations like good morning good afternoon, good evening.
Most of the time, it happens but that handler still there like in the Brotherhood.
You see a brother that has the beard on and
putting in maybe just babbling hamdulillah he still is obligated as you said by following the Sunnah and giving the correct Scilab which is the Salaam of people of genuine heaven inshallah. So this is the case also in replying back in the in the food when you answer the phone a lot of brothers now go for a Somalia come say hello or hi or things like that. So it's quite common that it's quite obvious I mean, in the in the Brotherhood and practicing brothers, they follow the sadhana hamdulillah and others like don't and maybe they they don't they don't realize how important is yes inshallah it will happen one day inshallah.
Man a brother passes by you and he says to your Saba Hello, Hello, good morning. How do you reply?
Actually, I reply, I say good morning.
Or I could say like, if I'll be like salaam aleikum. And then I also reply, and good morning. Okay. Would you give him advice on that? I'll be like, Don't Don't forget your roots as a Muslim. Because Islam is not for a specific race or it's not a specific tradition is for everyone. So when you so I remind him that it's better to say Salaam Alaikum. Yeah, there's even sometimes non believers in Islam that take that in the west or in the States, because they like how it sounds. Salaam Alaikum Brother, you know the like it so we have to be proud of it. And it's it's when when you translate it, it means so much love. Like when you say peace on your brother. This is it.
develops, and it brings up the love that you have. For example, if you if a brother is coming, and he has the intention of argument or a fight, and you say right away was a sincere smile, salaam aleikum, it will calm him down. Yeah. Because you said peace. Yeah.
Yeah. So I mean, it is an Islamic etiquette that we should abide by, which is to give the greeting of a solemn stop the people with the greeting of a Selim. Now these I mean, these greetings from the people who came before or some other nations, for example, subtitle higher in Arabic. Good morning, it's not if we want to translate it word for word translation, it means the morning of good,
the morning of good. Now this comes from the Persian belief that there were two gods of God of good and the God of evil, a God of good, and the God of evil. Okay, so they used to have this greeting service outside as the morning of good because you were the God of morning would be dominant today. So maybe they will be good comes from a pagan belief. So we should really know that next time people when they say, Hello, or good morning, they know where it comes from.
Because sometimes we say things and we practice them, but we don't know where they come from and what significance they hold.
A lot of people don't know the meaning of good morning now I think they would reconsider saying it again. Yeah, it was just like a act of worshipping
God. And what would we replace the beautiful Salaam of Elgin at the greeting of the people of Paradise is Salam aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh. So it is decreasing the people of paradise. If you want to get to paradise, you would resemble some people, for example, now who wants to go to the west, they want to travel to a western country, they start behaving like Westerners. They want they dress like Westerners. They want to look like Westerners. They speak like Westerners because it's just psychologically it helps them be with them, be part of them. So if we are really, if we want to go to Paradise, and this is our aspirations, our objective, then it shows up when we try to
be like the people of paradise. So we when you see you see your brother assalamu aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. And imagine the reward you lose when you do not greet the people with SLM. Now, the message just follows him one day was sitting, and some of his companions were with him. One companion came in he said Salaam Alaikum. They replied to alikum said, I'm the messenger. So Adam said 10
another companion came, and he said salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah. So the prophet SAW Selim said, 20
and they replied to him. Now the third companion who came he said, Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh the messengers wa sallam said, 32 what has an earth See? How much more do you get? You just proceed by saying Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh you get rewarded reward from Allah subhana wa Tada. So why do you replace it with something where there is no as well as the one who replies? When he says Salaam Alaikum
it's better when he says
while salam wa rahmatullah wa barakato know why Kumasi lamb Yeah, it will. This follows from the verse well last one was Allah says what will ye Tomita yet in the how you will be asked and Amina, I will do and if you are greeted with any kind of greeting, then
return it or give it back reply to it.
Similar or similar of it, or even better?
Even better, better? Yeah, so some sometimes so you should actually this the act of the Muslim someone says Salam aleikum, you can reply to him while he comes around. That's enough. But it's better to add while he comes around, we're like, well, Baraka, this is better in the sight of Allah. But now some people you say to them, as salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. They say, Allah consider
that it is an obligation to return the Salaam as it is at least
sin some people they don't even they just seem to be very busy to even reply this alarm, the greeting of a seller out sometimes they don't really think they look down upon people. This signifies kibble and arrogance. When someone says to you a Solomonic What does he say when he comes in? You're not bothered about him. He's nothing actually this is what you are is the message you are conveyed to him You are nothing. Some people will return ya come. Well, this is the way we return the salon. To the people who give us the wrong falam like the Jews they used to say to the professor, salaam Assam ya come. Sam is not a Sam, Sam. Sam is death.
So he used to say to the messengers for Sam, Sam or death upon you
So the prophet SAW Mr. Reply Wiley calm or La La come on you and you so now when a Muslim sister assalamu aleikum wa salam aleikum wa rahmatullah say to him what sort of, I mean, you're looking down upon him, why do you treat your brother this way, we should actually show respect to our brothers. And this is one of the main reasons behind a salon is to increase the love. So a few treat your brother during a solemn in a very bad way. I mean, you're breaking this stuff that Allah has given us. And we know the verse or the Hadith from the prophets of Allah and he was sending them where he said,
we'll have enough Sylvia delighted Hello, Jen, that I had that woman by him in whose hand my soul is, you will not enter Paradise until you truly believe.
Well, I told me no head to head boo and you will not achieve true belief until you love one another.
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love one another you will bring love among one another. So the process that I'm said if she said anabaena come spread the greeting of Ceylon. So the greeting of Salaam supposed to is there actually in first place to bring mutual love to bring mutual love, but if we use it, to look down upon others, and to disgrace disgrace others this is not an act of we are playing or we are tampering with an act of worship was an act of worship. And we can see that a Salaam gives us mutual love. Which at the end gives us what a man which at the end leads us to paradise. So with a Salaam, you see, it leads us to paradise. And we know that one of the names of Allah subhanaw taala SLM, SLM. So
one of the names of Allah subhanaw taala as salaam means the one who is free from any defects. Allah is free, Allah is perfect, he's free from any defects. And, and one of the meanings of a Salam as well is the one who gives peace, the one who gives Peace to his servants his creation, whatever door Islam is it like what it comes from the same root so it carries the same sort of shade of this meaning differently. So a greeting wasallam is a means to increase love and it's an act of worship and many people have the misconception that it is not obligatory to give Salaam to your brother so you can come and come across him and not give him salon but if he gives you salon you have to give
him salon back well this is a misunderstanding actually giving this alarm in the first place is obligatory as in the Hadith of the messengers of our solemn that we mentioned earlier that six things are obligatory on the Muslim towards his Muslim brother. One of them when he meets him he gives him the salami greets him with Salah. So it is an obligation to give this alarm when you first meet your brother and not wait for him. Now one day abubaker May Allah be pleased with him was with some someone else.
And he was working with him so everyone was giving him the Salaam
and he was replying soboba Carmelo please and he said to him, don't you see that everyone is giving you Salaam and you are replying and they are getting the reward, you should actually start them. I'm given this ram so you can reward you see how they they looked at any opportunity where they could get reward from Allah subhanaw taala this they were the best people will elaborate more on Salaam because there are many etiquettes that benefit us in our daily life. Sharla we'll talk more about them but we will stop for a few minutes. I say to our viewers, stay tuned. We'll come back shortly inshallah.
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. We'll come back. So as salam is a fundamental thing in the life of the Muslim and there is something very important and majority of the people miss that beautiful etiquette. Now, when you come on, you meet your brother and you sit with him, you give him some, some people, they leave without giving the salon, they leave without giving the salon and some people think that Selim is only when you meet your brothers, not when you leave him.
people actually some of the Muslims, I can say they don't realize that this is a prophetic etiquette. And one of the teachings of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when he said when one of you meets his brother, and he comes to his brothers, they let him start with a solemn and if he intends to leave, then the first one is not more obligatory than the second one.
I mean, when you leave, he should give us a lamb like when you come.
So it's the same condition you have to give the lamb
beginning and then yeah, and some people they think, well, it's wrong. It's wrong to give Salaam when you leave, because cinemas when you come, they don't realize that it's from the Prophet sallallahu wasallam in the authentic hadith, where he said that when you come to your brothers, you give them a solemn and if you intend if you want to leave, then the first one that you gave is not more obligatory then the second one. So you still give them still give them a solemn now one thing in some countries they say a Salaam why they come swiftly or quickly. So it sounds like a semi alikum
like the Jews used to say to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam death upon you, Sam. So we should observe to say a
summary Assalam o and pronounce it well. So it is about peace, about peace, Salaam Alaikum. And this is a very beautiful I mean etiquette from the professor Salaam. And the Muslims should implement because it spreads love. And imagine yourself going walk in the street and giving salam to everyone you meet as the messenger Salaam taught us that it is from Islam, and to send him alimentaria formal letter if you give Salaam to the one you know and the one you don't know. Salam alikoum so you spread happiness, you spread love, and you can feel it in your heart, isn't it also the teaching of Prophet Ibrahim Alayhi Salam When the angels arrived? They gave him slap so he replied back Yeah, he
replied the Salaam to the angels. So it's the same etiquette the prophets follow, and we humble as Muslims follow all the prophets. Yeah.
You know, if it was narrated from the Prophet sallallahu Sallam to say when you reply to someone says Salam aleikum wa salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. As you say, la como Salah rahmatullah wa barakato. Well, that's,
that's an authentic narration will not fail until you add more filler. So this is more one or filetto when you reply Salaam to Brother, so it's a good thing to practice is where we see see, the laugh with the Muslim is all about even supplicating to Allah subhanaw taala to give your brother peace, mercy, and blessings and forgiveness.
This This shows also the loveliness that you find in Islam. It's the religion of peace.
Whereas sometimes, some of the media criticize and say that Islam because they just see exceptions or Muslims that didn't misunderstood Islam properly, and terrorist and are really few from the Muslims. They think it's a religion of war, whereas it's a religion of peace, all the fundamentals of brotherhood, about peace and love, Mashallah, yes, it's about the truth in the first place about realizing what this life is and worshiping the creator
worshiping the creator and be on the path that leads to paradise, as we said, Now, sometimes sometimes people they don't feel like giving to them to children, who feel like insanity to them because their children, which they give them sell them, you know, but now the prophet SAW some of them. You used to give the
childrens Alam and one of the companions one day was walking with his friends or with his students, and there was some children so he gave him Salaam and he said the prophet SAW Selim is used to pass by the children and give them Salaam Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah. So it's still beautiful. Imagine children playing or kids playing in the street. And he sees him and he says Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah. vaca. Will you bring up the feeling? And you teach them? You teach them you teach the young generation now the young generation to all about, they say, what marhaba or Hi, or whatever, they don't say Salam Alikum because they are picking up from films from TV, all this stuff. They
use. What's up? Oh, did translate a piece? Yeah, no, we should say.
You see how beautiful it is. One day one of the disbelievers came to the messenger sallallahu, he said and he said, I'm Tom Saba.
Good, some sort of Good morning. So the professor Salim said to him that Allah gave us a better, a better a better greeting, which is the greeting of the people of paradise. Assalamu aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. This is the greeting of Al Islam. Pamela. I also remember that incident that happened to me, we were like two brothers in a car. And we had a friend who left plays, but maybe he's not familiar with the son. Now. So there was a brother coming with the camera. And I was sure that he was going to give us ram because he was coming and we were sitting in the car. So hamdulillah I was, I noticed that maybe in an indirect way to tell the friends we have about the
Salaam and its importance in the Brotherhood. So I told my brother next to me, the brother in sha Allah will give us Salaam now so be prepared. So the friend notice that I said that? Are you sure about that? Why is it so? So I told him just wait and see inshallah. So the brother passed by, and he just give us Salaam Alaikum. And we replied back, and the friend of ours, like was like, a little bit surprised. So I told him it was like in the sauna inshallah, that you have to give cinammon people that you show up and it's naturally we show that we have like beards and things like that, that we follow the Sunnah. So it's like more
implemented the within the Brotherhood hamdulillah. This is also an etiquette that when someone passes on people that are sitting down, it's it's supposed it's supposed to leave him that gives the Salaam to the ones that are sitting on the he's passing by Yeah, well, there is something there is some significance in Islam, which is to get rid of arrogance and kill. Because the thing that prevents a person from giving Salaam to others is arrogance. Because, oh, who's this man that I give him Sam, which I give him Sam will Well, it's harder on the rich to give sellout to the poor because of the arrogance. And some important people, they just pass by others. They don't give Salah Majid I
give Salaam it's about arrogance. So Salaam, it takes away the feeling of arrogance and alienation that might be amongst the people. So when you pass by some people, and you can see that try it today. If you're walking the street, and you see some people sitting
if they are I mean poor people pass by them say Salaam Alaikum. Don't feel happy. They will feel that you are one of them. You're with them that there's no that there is no barrier between you
are all the same is true because it takes away that if someone passes by you it doesn't give you Salaam Well, it feels like he's arrogant.
It's true. Yeah, it can he can he can feel that you can feel it in your heart. They will. What did he give me salami. It doesn't make you feel comfortable doesn't make you feel good about that. Why? Because it holds something of arrogance. If you don't give this analogy. Even once I went to a place like internet cafe, and I saw Berlin was looking at me in a bad way. Like if he's gonna fight I don't even know. And he and he was big and he looked like, like he has evil going in his mind. So what I did I said Salaam Alaikum. When I said Salam Alaikum Nancy. I felt that he calmed down. Yeah, he felt that this friendship getting developed even though I don't even know. Yeah. And Mashallah,
that that's the benefits also. So, I had a question to ask you say, for instance, like if I go in a place and say Salaam Alaikum. No one answers. Do I repeat it? Or what do I do exactly? When if you will, if it seems that they are brothers, maybe you think they didn't hear you should say it once or twice until three times. But if they don't seem to be replying, then if you can give them advice
If you can't just walk away, what should you do? For some people, they don't really understand this, the significance of a cylinder then moves. It really purifies the society from that sense of arrogance and Cuba. It saves us from that, because you think that we are all equal. We have the same greeting. We're all brothers for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala. No one is better than the other because of his wealth because of his color, because of his race because of his origin because of his lineage. It doesn't exist in Islam. We are all servants of Allah with all the children of Adam, all the children of Adam alayhis salaam. So she, Islam has beautiful values to split amongst the people.
And with a Salaam. I mean, naturally, or I say usually the person who's riding a horse or a camel or a car. Well, he tends to this tends to give him some kind of pomposity and maybe would put in those who have no good manners, no good character might create arrogance in themselves, well, I'm driving and these people are walking. So riding gives that sense of a higher level, higher position or higher status. So this is why Islam made it that the one who's writing should give salon to the others, he starts them. It's not them who starts him with a salon, he should start
love his position makes him arrogant, arrogant, gives him arrogance. So he should eliminate this arrogance by giving a salami seat to the ones who are sitting, the one who is walking the you know the posture of the human human body. It's about psychology. So when you are standing, you are ready to give you're ready to dominate. So it gives a sense of arrogance. So this is why the one who's standing has to give Salaam to the ones who are sitting, the one who's writing, he has more some sort of dominance that gives him arrogance. So he gets rid of that by giving Salaam to the ones who are sitting so everything in Islam is related to reason. Psychology, as you said, Well sometimes we
know it sometimes we don't know it, but we can see the wisdom in that that it really affects it shows that salom one of the most points behind Salaam is to get rid of arrogance and looking down upon people because we're all equal. We're all the same and arrogance destroys any man soloable parents Yeah, it's fair Yeah, every detail comes to every detail on life fair Mashallah. So inshallah we will try to implement a Salaam and you see you can give Salaam to everyone you know and you don't know the human Salaam and we spread that love and we increase it in sha Allah which will help us achieve an Eman And by eema inshallah we can get to paradise or the mercy of Allah subhana
wa Tada. So, these are beautiful etiquettes that if we implement them in sha Allah, life will improve and our Eman will improve. Does that qualify them for being with us today to contribute fully contributions, I say to our viewers to circolo Helen, may Allah bless us all. I leave you in the last panel.