Channel: Moutasem al-Hameedy
Friday Halaqah at the Abu Huraira Center on July 7, 2017.
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Do during Ramadan, we're doing halaqa for Muslims, and
we read some headache and I said inshallah, after Ramadan, we'll revisit some of those ahaadeeth and go a bit more in depth
with regards to their meanings, because these are meanings that we need in our daily life. There's something you know about how we practice Islam, Islam was sent to be lived.
Allah sent the Quran and the Sunnah to be lived, not just to be talked about, not just to have an empty sense of identity, I'm Muslim, and that's it. But everything in life is just, I go about doing it as everyone else does it. Islam is there to be lived. Islam is a way of life is a way of life. And if we turn Islam into just some kind of slogans, or some kind of words, or some kind of books, and a tradition that we keep on the shelf, as we go about in our daily dealings, that's exactly what previous nations did with their religion. So Islam is there to be lived. And Islam does not hinder our life, it does not lessen the quality of our lives. Islam does not make us less human beings.
Islam does not make us impractical, does not make us impractical. And the problem is that if you look in the minds of so many people, I'm talking to people, when I say people, I'm talking about Muslims, they think that if you want to be religious, if you want to be pious person,
you automatically think about impractical impracticality, you're not you're you're not practical, you don't know you don't know how to go about doing things. So these Hadith here, they actually they show and they demonstrate how Islam is actually an active a very active way of life.
some of these edits are found in the other side here in Babylon Fie bionic authority, a total pill higher. This is a chapter on showing the abundance of the ways to goodness means of worship, acts of worship, there are so abundant everywhere, wherever you look, you'll find an opportunity to worship Allah subhana wa Tada. So, the Hadith and the verses inshallah will slowly build some kind of a case that you will see the practicality there, call Allahu taala woman and woman hiring in Allah be alene and wherever good you do, then Allah is aware of it, Allah knows of it. So, and this is what we call in a solid effect mean alfalfa or moon and follow along. These are comprehensive terms, that means
inclusive terms, whatever good you do, whatever good any type of good that you do, Allah is aware of it. And there is an implied meaning of this verse that Allah rewards for it. That's the implied meaning. So whatever good you do, what kind of good can you do?
It could be an act of worship like the prayer
like Vicar. Like it's the fall. It could be an act of worship like fast like sadaqa.
But what else that we consider to be good that you can do?
Do our again Okay, else? Let's take some
help people. Give me a specific example. Don't let's not be too general.
You have your wife with what Be specific cooking. washing the dishes. Okay.
Okay, okay, good. Good example. Okay. What else?
visiting a patient person helping the wave with the dishes or cooking. Okay, what else?
But what is then being good to the parents? And how do you how can you be good to the parents? Can Do we have a specific example?
Because we have two general better what are they? What do we mean by better? What is inclusive?
Okay, they tell you off, you don't talk back. Right. Okay. They get angry at you. You take that patiently. Very good example. Very good example. What about calling you What if you call your mom and check on her? How are you doing today? Isn't that an act of good?
What if you see your mom you smile? You say you know you're the the best mother on Earth.
Isn't she? She is is this a lie? No. Because for us, she is the best mother
So any kind of good whenever good you do you find something harmful. On the way on the sidewalk, you remove it. You remove it, you see someone, you give them a smile. That's an extra good, whatever good you do Allah is aware of it and we said the implied meaning is that a lot of rewards for it are Karla Karla woman illumine de la mala. And wherever good you do, Allah knows about it the same meaning but different wording or palette era from a young scholar, but in high era. Whoever does an atom's weight of good they will face it, they will see it on the Day of Judgment, you will get to see it. So a small thing you you did,
you will see it on the day of judgment when you need good deeds. There are deeds that you did in life, you never paid attention to them. You thought they were insignificant, they had no value on the Day of Judgment, one of those deeds might come to save you from the Hellfire you don't know. You know, in the in the Sahih Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu sallam. There was a woman mentioned to the prophet SAW Selim, they said she, they told them she prays she fasts, she prays at night and she does so many good things. But well I can I took the giran but she harms her neighbors, gossip backbiting you know sometimes some
some kind of you know, some woman usually make the gang upon another woman they talk about her they make trouble for her so simple things we we call them simple things like everyday things right? The President says he or she's in the Hellfire
she's in the hellfire.
What look rotten rotten enemies are seldom too solid for all she a woman another woman mentioned to the prophets have said and they talked about her in the presence of Priscilla, she just praised the obligatory prayers. She does the obligatory fast only and that's it.
But they said she's good to her neighbors. The President says he or she is Indian. She's in general, very simple thing. The prophets are some also talked about a woman from previous nations. She was what she was doing bad things. She was more Miss. Okay, she was involved in prostitution herself.
Yet One day, she saw a dog that was thirsty.
She goes into the well. And in her leather socks. She fills it up with water, she offers the water to the dog. It's a dog. It's an animal. Right? And what does the woman do? One of the greatest sins in Islam, right.
So the processes themselves, so she offers the water to the dog at halogen, so Allah enters into paradise.
So whatever good you do, you will see it, you will see it. And that's what we say what goes around comes around. It comes around in this life and it comes around most most evidently, on the day of judgment. So wherever Allah commands us to do whatever Allah advises us to do, whether it's obligatory, or it's recommended, it's actually good for us. It's good for us. And it's practical, even if even though we might miss the practicality. On the short term, we don't see we say, I've been truthful in this situation and I got myself in trouble. Well, that's the short term, but you don't know the harm that you have saved yourself from. You don't know the trust that you are
building among people you don't know the positivity you're bringing about you don't know the ethics that you are the you are spreading around with the beauty Oh, beautiful example. How often that we came out of a situation we thought we lost it right? But years later someone comes back to you, and they say to you, you know because you said the truth from that. On that day. It made an impact on me Make me question my my own way of life. This happens a lot in life.
So whatever Allah commands us to do is actually good for us is essentially good. Whatever we are advised against is definitely bad for us.
Hakata Allah man amela sorry, Anthony FC he whoever does good and it's for themselves. It's for himself for you. You do something good, it's for you. You will reap the fruits. That's a law universal law that does not break it's from Allah subhanaw taala you do something good, you will reap the fruits. There is no way this rule can be broken. No way. You will reap the fruits. You will read them. So you do good you will get good.
Then we move on to the ahaadeeth I've had it for a while and Ibiza john john de una de la liga la gran haka paltry Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam he would have been called a man who Bella well she had a few sebelah he color to your copy of Alcala and festival her in the alley her work through her feminine will to fight in order to remain assignee and artist. Not only
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from Abu Dhabi, Allahu Allah. He said I asked the prophet of Islam which deeds are best he was to do the best deeds. The prophet SAW Selim says, an email will be loud, you had a feasibility you believe in Allah.
You believe in Allah, believing in Allah is a great deed because it's an action of the heart and action of the tongue when you say that, you know Allah, and an act and an action of your limbs, your body. The Salah is an act of a man who is an act of a man and he goodness is an act of email. So the best deeds that you can do is actually to believe in Allah subhanaw taala so to be a believer, well you had to face every day that you strive for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala in different ways of striving, different ways of striving, all anything you strive with, against your desires, against your whims against your selfish egoistic needs, anything any striving that you put for the sake of
Allah subhanaw taala to fulfill the commands of Allah subhanaw taala is considered to be striving. So that's among the amongst the greatest deeds, also a euro a copy of ball, which
this is specifically Arabic. So it says which next, which neck is is best? What does that mean freeing a slave, the hero Aqaba, you free human being that is a slave that has been enslaved, which slaves our best to free for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala. He says the ones that are most precious to their owners, to their master, the ones that are worth the most, and that cost the most work through her feminine. So that means if you want to give something for the sake of Allah, the more value it has, the more reward you're going to get. The more it costs you the more reward you will get from Allah Spano. Tata, then he said, well to find them and so I asked, What if I don't do
these things? What if I don't get to do these things? The prophets Allah says to rain or Sania, I will just not only help you help someone who is doing something, you give them a hand.
Or there is someone who's clumsy, someone who lacks the skills, they cannot do something, you do it for them.
You do it for them. So you find someone you know carrying their bags, they're unable to carry them. They're overburdened with their with their bags, you carry the bags for them. That's one of the greatest deeds, what was the question? What are the best deeds
or you find someone trying to do right trying to write but they are unable to write properly. So you write for them or you help them right? You teach them how to write.
You find someone trying to do whatever kind of job, whatever kind of job someone is trying to do a job, you give them a hand.
Let's say a plumber,
blacksmith, someone who's doing some kind of work even in your house, you have them at someone a cleaner comes like where you work, the rug cleaner sometimes will come and vacuum the place and clean it you give them a hand, support them help them. That's one of the greatest deeds that you can do. who's saying this, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and that shows you that Islam is all about what
as it is about the prayer as it is about believing in Allah. It's also about being good to other people, giving a hand to other people being helpful to other people. And the prophet SAW Selim said that the other authentic hadith have been nasty in Allah. The people that are most beloved by Allah, the ones that a lot of the most are who And Pharaoh homeliness, the ones that are most beneficial and helpful to people.
When you are helpful to people, you gain the love of Allah, these are the people that Allah loves the most. These are the people that love the most. So if someone truly wants the love of Allah, here, you have an open field, you have an open field of being good to people and being helpful. That's what brings you the love of Allah subhanaw taala. But we don't see it that way. Why? Because sometimes our desires don't want to see it that way. They don't want to see it this way. Because by the way, there's
we want the immediate payoff.
We want the immediate payoff we want recognition.
We want to get an immediate response, recognition, reputation, whatever it is, or some kind of immediate reward. So he says to the prophet SAW Selim asked another question he says the artist will allow you to embark off to ambalal M and what if I am not strong enough to do these, these these to help people out? He says the Khufu shabaka and the nurse for in order to make lnf sick. He says you hold back whatever harm you can inflict on people. That's a sadhaka for you to yourself.
So that you're getting reward, you're not harming people. You think it's possible
Right, but you're getting reward.
You're getting reward when you hold back your harm from people, you're getting reward. You can say something nasty to someone, you can talk back, right? You can, you can insult someone.
But if you hold it back, you're getting reward.
If you don't harm people, you're getting some imagine. It's a passive, such a passive thing. I'm not doing anything. But I'm holding back my hand, I'm not saying anything bad. I'm not causing any physical harm to people. Allah is giving you reward for that. This is why the prophets of Salaam says and we often forget this Hadith, although I think this one, maybe as a child, this is probably one of the first ideas that ever taught us. And the Muslim men said him and Muslim Mona Lisa, and he wired, the Muslim, Muslim Muslim, the Muslim is the one who other Muslims are safe.
Have is harm or harm, either verbal harm or physical harm. That's who the Muslim is. That's what the Muslim is.
Yet, as I said, it's it's it's a it's a problem. It's a problem in our communities, and our society, Muslim societies as well, that we don't like to see it that way. We don't like to see it that way.
So the process of sudden says, You hold back you harm from people, you don't cause any harm for people such an such a passive, seemingly passive act is actually a sadhaka. For you, you will be getting reward for it. Do you know why it's such a powerful reward, because it's not easy. It's not easy to navigate through a life without harming others.
It's very difficult, takes patience. It takes patience.
Imagine you can live your life without harming anyone. See how difficult it is like walking on a rope.
It's very difficult. And you know what, whether it would come when, like a great source of reward Here comes from
is that this kind of passive act is not recognized by others. Because it doesn't make any noise. It's passive. And that's what a lot of the most. That's what a lot of is the most. So imagine if you actively or proactively hold back your harm from others.
Imagine how much reward you're getting. You're getting so much reward from Allah subhanaw taala. And the harm doesn't have to be direct, by the way doesn't have to be face to face. backbiting is a form of harm. The person is not there. You're talking bad about them. Even if it's true. You're backbiting them, you hold that back, you don't talk about them.
You don't talk about them.
Someone has a misunderstanding. You have a misunderstanding with someone, okay? And you get angry.
You hold back, you don't talk back. They say something, something that upsets you. You don't you don't harm them. Why for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala you get so much reward from Allah subhanaw taala it's so simple. So how can we live Islam you can have Islam in the in the street, you can leave Islam, at home, with your wife, with your kids, with your neighbors,
with someone who says something bad to you in the street, when you go do shopping, and you have sometimes you come across really I mean,
people who don't show much respect. People who talk in a disrespect for kind of fashion, right? You hold back home, you don't have to, you know, speak harshly to them. You don't have to put them down. someone, someone cuts you up as you're driving. You don't have to say something bad about them. Let them go for the sake of Allah, you're getting reward for that. The problem is that we don't think we're getting anything we think we're losing. We think we lose we forgive people, when we when we let people go, when we do not respond in kind. We think we let people get away with what they've done. Now you're getting reward from Allah subhanaw taala. So this is such a passive, seemingly
passive act, but it's very powerful the last pantalla By the way, this explains one Hadith from the prophet SAW Selim.
From the Prophet Allah, I'm going to narrate the meaning of karma exactly this
is the meaning is
men have been a baddie in a locker room will be
NaVi Finlayson. Among the people that Allah loves the most another Hadith there is there's a number of a hadith By the way, who about the people a lot of the most, among the people that he loves the most, is a person in whose heart There's no aspiration for any recognition. These people want to be hidden. They don't want anyone to recognize their goodness. They don't want any kind of status. They don't want any kind of position, any kind of reputation or popularity, anything. They don't want anything. They just want to be alone. They want to be they want to be left alone. They don't have any aspirations about this life. They're not even ambitious people could
not even listen
The tongue is so clean. They only say good things. They only say good things. So usually things that are hidden. They actually a lot rewards the most for these things. And by the way
I think it was the member there be talking about Lima Malik. And he said,
What's the book of the magic of Harry's that he wrote? What is it called? Lm What? What does it mean?
That's the term for them at their time. It was a popular term and what but there were many books called Animoto, by the way, and what that means Made Easy, made easy, more clear. Okay. Things made easy for people so it's it's similar to identical to what we call today, you know, series of books for dummies, right. accounting for dummies, it for dummies and so on and so forth. It's also similar kind of fashion was at the time to write a book make Hadeeth accessible to people call it a MOBA my medic wasn't the only one there was so many books called and yet we know none of them. But the mathematics
so if I'm not mistaken was the man with the hubby who talks about magic and he says, The reason the book of human knowledge gained so much acceptance of recognition and alarm caused it to be a source of goodness and guidance for people. He says
love the unknown cannot love whom Allah He said he or this person mm Malik must have had some things that he's done for the sake of Allah that no one else knows about. Secret acts of worship that this person has done only and only Allah knows about them. Not secret that they are new. No, they are like acts of worship from the Sunnah of the Prophet Allah, but no one knows about them.
Only Allah only Allah knows about these things. So in his pride in his privacy, he did things for the sake of Allah without anyone knowing about about them. He says this must be the secret for his success for his success.
So move on to the next Hadeeth attorney and the Allahu anhu a lot and not a suitable a solid law and he will send them what used to be who added Sudan
Sudan I mean, howdy come Sadako Lotus beatin sadaqa
carry sada Zico indelicato Katana Yokohama, Yokohama Minato ha ha ha Muslim Salama Baba Messina momento de la, meme le Miss Sol, I will not say
the prophets of Salaam, again from Abu Dhabi, Allahu anhu, is collected by Lima Muslim. He says every morning upon each joint in your body as a human being how many joints there are so many joints, in your body, upon each one of them, there is a sadhaka you have to pay off. Because Allah gave you a healthy joint healthy body. For each joint, you have to make an act of charity in the sense, any kind of good that you do for the sake of a loss. So the problem is going to offer different acts of worship that you can do that will pay off in our oh that will actually pay for, you know, these, these gifts of healthy body from Allah subhanaw taala. So he says, You say Subhana
Allah, that's a subject
that you have paid for one of these
joints, what could you do to meet it and so called hamdulillah one time, it's a sadhaka kulu de la la la la la la sadaqa Kuta Kabira la walkabout sadaqa
given advice, a good advice sadaqa
the human animal casada you see someone doing something bad, something evil, you give them advice. So the car you give sadaqa so all of these, some of them are things you do as the car some of them are things you help others with is basically giving guidance.
When you zoom in danika rakatan, Yokohama and what covers all of these things.
What covers all of these things is what a very simple thing
as you pray to rock
after sunrise, about 1520 minutes after sunrise, to about the time just before the hour. You pray during this time to rock out of tsunami offered to Raka it pays off for all of your joints, all of you healthy it pays for all of your healthy joints. That's it. But the point here in this hadith is that there are so many things that you can do and you can be getting reward from Allah subhanaw taala say Subhan Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, it doesn't cost you anything. It doesn't cost any money, right? It's so simple. It's so easy just to say it. And this is why one of the companions came to the Prophet Solomon he says, in the Islamic Allah, Allah Fulani, Allah Ramadan, Mr. COVID
Yama says all messenger of Allah, there's so many things in Islam to do and I can't keep up with them.
I can't keep up with
So give me something that I do one thing that I do hold on to, and it like it gives me so many like good deeds. The process of someone says like, is that really Sankara to Benjamin decorilla? Keep your tongue moist with the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa
Taala it doesn't take so much effort. It's not like jogging, right? It's not you're not working out, it's your tongue moving. And actually, our tongue is moving most of the day right, saying good things and sometimes saying, unfortunately, saying bad things. So why don't you just engage it. And it's not only the tongue, the tongue is connected to the heart, tongue is connected to the heart again, move on to the third Hadeeth 30th and who
are you but
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retagging from a Buddha
that says, All the deeds of my alma, the oma of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam that means every Muslim from the time of the prophet SAW them till the Day of Judgment. So the professor lamb was offered to look at their deeds, what kind of deeds the oma does.
So he looks at the deeds, the good of them. And the bad of them, he says, are found among the best deeds of my own man is removing something something harmful from people's way?
Anything that's harmful, you remove it from people's way.
Like a sidewalk, sometimes there's a branch sticking out, right? Break it or move it,
you find something
where the banana skin typical example, right, remove it, remove it, we find something on the way on the hallways, you come in, in the midst of sometimes you find something that you other people could just step on and slip, right, remove it,
remove it, it's frozen, I'm saying this is amongst the best deeds of my own among the best deeds. And for us, it's insignificant, right? We don't even think about it. We don't give it any importance. But these small things build up and they could enter someone into paradise. Among the worst deeds he says. And this has to do with the nature of the message of the Prophet Salaam at the time.
What was the masjid made of in terms of the flooring? What was it
wasn't sand? No.
What was what was the flooring?
Small so like gravel, something like gravel, small stones of crushed stone. Okay. That's what it was. That's what it was. That's what they prayed on. So the person says, among the worst of the deeds of my own mother, I found is that sometimes people spit, right. So the Protestant says, you find saliva and the mustard and it doesn't get covered, nor removes it.
So if we were to apply it in our massage today, it's kaput, you find something some some litter in the masjid remove in
the present leaving get the president says I found this among the west of the detail by
showing you the relevance, relevance between Islam and our daily life coming to the master you see something dirty here removing something that needs cleaning and ultrasound.
May Allah reward herself now a lot of what Hassan to say I mean, because he removes a lot of debt from the message by the way.
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sadaqa sadaqa sadaqa Wolfie boo boo Heidi come sadaqa con era rasulillah at haddow Nasha who were cornella houfy agilon
Allah Allah, Allah wa haffi How long can Allah He was psychedelica halali Canada who are on our homes at the door we sell masala Salim worldwide
Okay, this Hadeeth
I'm gonna translate it regardless the younger guys today they understand they they teach them that in school so they know it.
Some people came to the Prophet Solomon they said O Messenger of Allah rich people among us are getting all the rewards. Rich people are getting all the rewards
They pray as we pray. They fast as we fast, but they have much more money to give sadaqa, right, they have a lot of money, they give Southern cover, we don't have this, they have a lot of surplus money, they can give sadaqa. So we we can't catch up with them. That's the point. You see what they were concerned about. We can't catch up with them. So they want something special from the process of them to help them do something similar or get similar rewards. The prophet SAW sent him says,
hasn't allowed giving you abundance in abundance, what you can actually pay from and gifts from. So they were puzzled, like, so the solar system says, cool. Notice we have each panel, like you say is sort of cause like you're giving for the sake of Allah.
That could be a low aquabox. Otherwise, if you're paying and giving, giving out money for the sake of Allah hamdulillah Allah, Allah, Allah, in joining the good, you know, in advising someone with good or stopping them from doing something bad, is also circle is a circle.
And then the process just to show the relevance that everything in life has to do with Islam. The problem is where you find among Muslims today, you do something you say something they say, Oh, this is not from Islam. This is this is science. It's not from Islam.
You know, this is the trap of secularism, Muslims have swallowed.
There's nothing in this life that is not relevant to Islam. Nothing. Nothing. You can't say this is a matter of no religion. This is a matter of religion.
You can't say this, can you see history has nothing to do with Islam.
That's the that's the problem. You we have taken, you know, in the Middle Ages, when you're had issues with Christianity, they made that separation. They made that separation.
Right. And the problem is that these days Muslims have swallowed this. You You talk about something and they say, Oh, this is not from Islam. This just took hold on and sooner. As if the panel law, the Quran, Sunnah. Don't talk about these. That's the problem. That's a wrong understanding of the Quran, and the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, that's wrong understanding. But people sometimes have a comfort zone. If you go out of it, then they're uncomfortable. And they think their personal judgment is enough evidence. But that's not.
So just to show you the relevance, the problem said, substantial loss or the loss of the colobus article, then the person takes it a step further to show them even in your daily life, your daily things that you do the simple things that you do. You don't even think about them as an act of worship, but they actually you they are just like you're giving charity, they're just like you're doing something great. You're getting reward from the last one. The professor says, one of you approaches their wife intimately.
It's an act of soda.
You get reward for it.
You get reward for for it. So the comparison, one of us fulfills that desire. We fulfilling our desire, we reward for it. The professor says, What if he fulfilled that desire in how long way?
Would he be getting a sin? They said yes. He says similarly, when he does it the right way he gets reward.
Again, even what's between husband and wife,
you can reward you get reward
as good news for some people.
Next, I'll have Scott again from Abu Dhabi.
The Allahu anhu call caller dnab use of Allah when he was sending them let me know Murphy and hello and tell me what you have Polly Muslim collected by Muslim, the prophets of Salaam told him to aboda he said don't ever be little. Don't ever undermine the value or the impact of any model. Anything that is good. Anything that is good any, any act of goodness, even if it means you meet your brother with a smiley face
with a smiley face. So what the prophet SAW Selim is saying do Don't ever be literal, don't ever undermine. Don't ever undermine anything. A simple thing could get you so much reward from Allah subhanaw taala. So don't undermine something just because you think it's not great. It's not important. It's not an issue. These simple things, as I said, could get you into paradise. ignoring them could mean that you arrive on the Day of Judgment with not enough good deeds to make it to paradise. So don't be little small things. Don't bless the small things as a power law. This kind of issue is frowned upon. is not the profits are seldom is described most of the time that he had a
He would meet people in that kind of fashion that he would how he would meet people. And he will treat them well. But you'll find sometimes some people claim to be to be practicing, the sooner you're these people, you'll only see a frown on their face.
They only see a frown on their face. Where does this come from?
Where does this come from?
And even sometimes these people when you meet them, you feel compelled to explain yourself in their presence. You feel uncomfortable? Like they give you the impression that you have to explain yourself somehow.
That's what is this? What is this?
The professor someone was known to have this kind
of punk. His face was smiley most of the time. What does this come from the process of setting up his son his and his his spoken Sona here as well is do not undermine do not belittle the value of any kind of, and there's a way the word here is used my mouth as in goodness, what's mouth? What is the literal translation of model those who know Arabic?
known? Something known? narrow is not amenable mouth, right? enjoining we say the good we don't so we don't say translated enjoining what's known right?
What does that mean? What is the word come from?
Because what is good is known to every human being. Things that are common sense that humans agree upon are good.
These are automatically part of Islam.
Automatically part of Islam.
Like holding the door for the person next to you. Is that part of Islam? Absolutely part of Islam wide? Because maroof is it known common sense is a good thing. It's a good thing, it becomes part and parcel of Islam automatically. in different places, you're going to find some other things as well. And this part of how Islam accommodates local culture, the local culture,
Islam accommodates this, and this is one of the principles and also the effect. And the and, and the whole structure of Islamic jurisprudence, which is called a loan.
I will add, there's a great principle the standard is called an Adam or haccombe. The the,
what is known and respected and accepted among
among the society, if it's ethically correct, then it's actually stem takes it into account straightaway becomes part of Islam straightaway becomes part of Islam.
And this is why this is why the scholars, you will find something at one time it's how long then it at another time becomes Hana.
In one country, it's Haram in other countries, Helen, you say How come? What's Hello, hello, hello, hello, yes, there are things that are haram wherever you go. There are things that are halal wherever you go. But there are things that pertain or that are contingent on the norms of the people, the norms of the people, for example,
here in the West among Muslims,
if you give a woman, a Mahal, when a man marries a woman, if you give him $100,000, it's relatively good one or $2,000. It makes sense. It makes sense.
You go to another country, and you say, That's what we pay him, we're gonna pay this. I'm gonna pay this. Okay, so you're in another country, but the average model there is worth $20,000.
Can you say in our you estimate what at the time of the province of Saddam what the model was, someone works it out. They say this was gold, this value, and they say it's worth $3,000. That's the model. So he, so I'm going to give this because that was at the time of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam
that was at the time of the prophets of Salaam. But you go to a society where the average Muhammad is 20,000.
We say no, you give what people given that society. But the prophet SAW Selim, it has nothing to do with that. This is what we call it off, is what we call a lot of, I'll give you something a clear example, wearing pants suits.
At some stage, no Muslim was wearing pants. These modern pants that we have, at some stage, maybe 200 years ago, normal skin was wearing pants, Muslims were wearing their traditional clothes in their countries in the Arab world specific way and in some Indian continent specific way in African countries specific ways.
In the far east specific way, okay?
But wearing pants and shirts on suits, this was European travelers, this is your European dress code. Right? At the beginning, wearing that kind of suit was the shampoo for if a Muslim was wearing a suit, it was resembling the non Muslims. Why? Because that's how the Muslims and non Muslims dress up. That's the dress code. It's not Muslims. So it was Haram. And it was harder, and the scholars said it was heroin. Why? Because no Muslims dresses up like this. But later on, when it swept the Muslim countries now everywhere, wherever you go, you're going to find the majority of the people 90% of the Muslims in their countries, they wear pants and shirts, right?
Is it still to Shabbat? Is it resembling the non Muslims? Is it no longer
it's no longer a shop
so 200 years ago was how long
it was how long now? Is it how long
if it's not so tight and transparent it's not haha. So the regular pants people wear that are relatively loose or okay.
So see see something that was held on at some time
it became Alan, why because it became the majority now it's no longer to shampoo. So we have to keep these things in mind. Again, the right issues, let's say in our countries.
Well, unfortunately now this is changing. Unfortunately, if you were a necklace, as a man, this is for women right and not only in Muslim in Arabic and Muslim countries, you wear a necklace is what?
resembling women for men. A man cannot wear that right?
You go to a country where men and women wear necklace. Can you consider wearing a necklace for a man resembling woman?
It's not resembling women. It's not resembling woman. It's not. Now don't ask me is Hello Hello. I'm not talking about this, but I'm just talking about resemblance. So what I'm saying these things are important to pay attention to anyway, all of this was digression. Let's go back.
So the prophet SAW Selim is saying in everything there is a sadaqa there's a charity there's a reward even approaching one's wife intimately. There is an act of charity and you're getting reward for it. Also the other Hadith which is meeting your brother with a smile, don't undermine the value of a good deed. Next Hadith satisfied ebihara loudly Allahu anhu kar kar Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam kulu la mina naseeha de Sadako lumintop locations ideal vinyl His name is Sokka what were in original effetre Betty Miller who Allah Allahu la Mata who sadhaka Well, Kelly metal a metal sadhaka will be clearly hot. what's in them Shia Illa Salatu sadaqa to meet one other and
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This is similar to Heidi. But there is some addition here. The prophet SAW Selim says everyday you have solder on each joint in your, in your body. So the professor Selim says you bring justice between two people or you bring agreement and settlement between two people have a dispute. That's an act of soda.
So there's rewarding it you help someone trying to get on trying to ride their their animal, or you're trying to get on top of it, but they're unable. So you give them a hand you push them you give them push, you get them there.
That's sada are they trying to load something in their car, let's say and they find it difficult. You give them a hand. That's a sadhaka.
And the good word is a sadhaka. You see someone you say whatever you say good morning.
Say Salaam Alaikum. How are you today? You look great today. It's an active so you can improve on as simple as that. As simple as saying to someone, or what a beautiful day Nice to meet you. Nice to see you. That's reward. It doesn't even occur to us. This is an act of charity. That this is actually you're getting reward for each word you say that? You say you see someone Oh, what a nice haircut.
Oh, what a nice shirt.
It's as simple as that. As simple as that someone did some good job.
Oh, what a good job. That's beautiful. Or you've done that beautifully.
This is an act of charity actually you're getting reward from from from Allah subhanaw taala. for that. The problem is we don't want to we don't want to invest in this. We don't want to invest in this. But this is an open field. Don't forget the name of this chapter is what the abundance of the ways to goodness. Someone says I can only get reward from Allah. I can only get reward from fasting I can only get reward from Western Quran. I can only get reward when I give Dawa.
This is what
ever you go, any place you're in, whoever you're dealing with, there is opportunities for you to do a lot of good and get a lot of reward without expending so much effort. So straight, it's the good, you know, opportunities to get reward are at your doorstep, all you have to do is just have a sense of mission that my life is all about. Getting reward and getting closer to Allah, doing things for Allah, you know, those like video games, when you play, you have some things that you pick up along the way. Okay, you have some spare lives on so on and so forth and credits. You just all you have to go just walk through them, right? And you get them automatically collect them. That's imagine
yourself in life going through this life. Whatever opportunity you see, that is just that's an opportunity to reward you see some people that say, I'm going to say Salaam Alaikum. Oh, good, good morning. And there's a few credits that I'm just walking through on collecting along my way. See that way. And with the game, you have a score, right? You have to look at that. But at the end of the day, say how much credit Have I got today from simple things, how many smiles Have I given how many nice words I've said to people, how many people that I've given the hand, very simple thing, how many people they're trying to get in the, into the streets onto the road from from a side road,
and they want to get into the main street, I allow them in reward, how much have I gotten all of these from all of these, how much
it's a sense of mission, have I collected collected enough enough reward today or not?
It's as simple as that.
So the process of selling says, so you find someone trying to ride their riding animal, you give them a hand, or they're trying to load something on it to help them. And a good word is sort of a and each step you take to the salon to the masjid is each step you make each step you make, and you remove anything harmful from people's way is also an act of sadaqa.
So we know what these studies show us
Islam offers you an open opportunity in your daily life, everything, you could turn it into an act of worship, almost everything, as I said, as as simple as your relationship with your wife, as simple as your relationship with your kids, you could use you could see your kids as a burden that you have to provide for, and you have to put up, you know, with all the noise and the trouble that they make, you could just look at it like that way. And you're just getting by in life.
Okay, and you're struggling, you could see it this way. It's a perspective, you might say, I'm struggling, there's so many demands, my kids have so many demands, I have to buy them clothes, I have to buy them food, and they eat a lot. And by the way, kids eat a lot. So you go get the groceries, two days later, the fridge is empty, you have to go again, okay, you see this as a burden, I have to get more than putting in so much trouble under so much pressure, they make so much noise, I have to buy them clothes, I have to go to school, I have to go take them to this club, they have to get in this activity has drive them this way and do this. So what do you see as a burden,
and wife is telling, you know, give me this, give me some mail give me too much, right? You could look at it this way. And you just going through the motions experiencing difficulty. But you can look at it from a completely different perspective. And you say Allah has brought these people into my life. So I can provide for them, I can get so much reward.
This child is dependent on me for their physical welfare and their emotional welfare.
They want milk as an opportunity, I go and buy something. And that's written for me, I'm going to find it on the Day of Judgment.
So you're going to see your kids as a blessing.
They're just an open way for you to simply get so much reward. So do it as an act of nearest to Allah. So I'm taking care of this child, it's an investment with a loss of panel data is a trust Allah has given me I'm going to take good care of them for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala. Wife. You know why? Sometimes women get emotional, oftentimes they get emotional, right? Sometimes you have a misunderstanding, they see things differently. You might have no trouble figuring out what they mean what they want, and so on and so forth. having patience, sometimes wife could have a temper. Sometimes she could do things that upset their husband, right? You have patience with that.
You say you say to yourself, this is okay. This is an opportunity for me to be patient with this person for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala because this is what life is about. It's a test. I'm going to be I'm going to take good care of her.
I'm going to take good care of her for the sake of others.
Last Montana, so you don't have to get out of your way and get so much reward. Wherever you go, you're going to find it. Even as simple as holding back your home.
You know, in order to try to escape away from reward, try to go through one day without reward. By the way, this call, they call this reverse psychology. They say sometimes if you can't go to sleep, you know, the more you try to go to sleep,
the the less likely you are actually to fall asleep. So they say, say to yourself, actually don't want to sleep today, I want to stay up
and actually get out of bed and try to read something, try to do something, do some work, you find yourself sleeping.
And that's the time you go to sleep you actually fall asleep. So if you just say to yourself,
try to go through a day without getting one reward once in Greenwood.
Try to you can't.
You can't try to go through one day without getting reward at all. You'll be surprised that reward is chasing you from every angle is just changing perspective. Try to escape reward through one day. So I'm not going to get any reward from Allah I don't want to get any reward from Allah today. I'm going to go through it this way. I tried to go through the day I'm telling you, you're going to run away from so many things, you will run away from so many things because you will find very rewarding almost everything.
Again, so reward is is there I just remembered had it from the prophet SAW some authentic hadith
that if a person runs away from their provision from their risk
is going to catch up with them even if they hide in the most difficult places.
Once written is written, but it's just this kind of reverse perspective helps you see how reward is abundant. So if you try to go through a day without reward, you will be surprised that reward is is ambushing you is lying in wait for you everywhere and it's going to catch up on you. It's going to catch up on you.
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the process of saying to women addressing women he says do not belittle the value of any good that you can do.
Do for your your neighbor,
your neighbor, even if it's lending has something as simple as a piece of metal,
a piece of metal you lend it to your neighbor because she needs it. Okay? Do not belittle the value of that reward from Allah subhanaw taala there is reward. So that shows you know your daily dealings are all opportunities to get reward. Simple as that. You put on your dress, your job, your shirts, your pants, you put them on.
You just said hamdulillah hamdulillah for this reward from the mosque.
And automatically by the way, just talking about the husband who provides for kids and for wife. The prophet SAW Selim says he had to look at a bottle of if he's identical a coffee house or even the food that you feed to your wife, your kids, you're getting rewarded automatically getting reward from Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Okay, I want to get to this Hadeeth before we move on,
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It was thirsty. He was on a journey. He finds a well he goes into the well he drinks. He gets out of the well he sees a thirsty dog that's about to die of thirst.
So he says, you know, this dog is just as thirsty as I was. He goes back into the well. He takes off his leather socks, he fills it up with water, he holds it in his teeth. He climbs back out of the well, and he offers the dog water,
the dog drinks. And the prophet SAW Selim says
Allah was thankful to this man for giving providing water to the dog. Allow us thankful to this man so Allah forgave him. So the companions heard the story. They said to the prophets, I send them we're gonna get a reward by you know, doing good to animals, like we thought doing good was only two people, right? We're gonna get reward by being good to animals. The prophet SAW Selim says, in every living creature, there is reward. every living creature, every living creature, there is reward from Allah subhanaw taala. There is reward from Allah subhanho wa Taala. This way, one day, the prophets or send them saw a bird hovering around them above them,
processed and figured out, because that's from his environment, he knows what that means. He says manufacture I heard he be what he says, who took the little baby of this bird
who took it. One of the companions had taken
him and said it was me personally says give it back to her.
Give it back to the person. Um, so a camel and the camel came to the prophet SAW Salem near the province of Salem, and was making some noise and recognize there was a noise of pain.
So he says, who's the owner of this camel.
man says it was me. He says, the camel is telling me that you will make it thirsty. And you starve it. And you beat it and you overwork it. He says we're supposed to have mercy to these animals.
These are not fairy tales. This is not something that we read in a book, then go about in our daily life, doing business as usual. That's what Islam is. That's what Islam is.
You know, you know the ones. We get upset when people I'm going to stop here.
We get upset with people talking bad about Islam. We get upset about people distorting Islam. But we don't see how much we do to this to distort Islam ourselves. We ourselves distort Islam, not in the way only in the way we speak or the way we teach Islam. But even the way we practice Islam, we don't see that these things are part and parcel of Islam. We don't see that these things even have a value. We don't see that these things have a value.
We're serious. We don't take them seriously. We think these are just simple random things. They're not significant. These are the things that enter people into paradise. These are the things that enter people into paradise. This is how simple and straightforward Islam is this how human Islam is this how easy it is to practice Islam. But we like to make it very technical. We like to make it very technical. And we'll make it hard for people.
The prophets are seldom when he said occupational illness and agenda was not
the thing that makes the number one thing the number one factor that gets people into paradise is what good character good manners. Good manners, good speech, good treatment, justice, kindness, forgiveness, respect. That's what gets people into paradise. Number one, the person didn't say Salah. He didn't say sleep. He didn't say anything else. He didn't talk about any acts of worship. He said good characters, the number one factor in getting people to paradise. Yet that's the the number one thing that we neglect and like to neglect. We like to make Islam very technical.
You know why? Because it's easy. It's easy to monopolize. When we make it technical. It's easy to monopolize.
That's mine. I've learned you have not learned. It's our group. It's not your group. It's our country. It's not your country. It's what we do, not what you guys do. That's the problem of ally ship and stem Tamia. I remember reading a couple of times he mentioned this, he says how often you find among the common Fox among Muslims, people you don't see any sign of religiosity in them. These people have more emotion in their heart than among the the people who seem to be very religious, and who are known to all people as religious and
So we shouldn't forget that that's what Islam is. We shouldn't complicate it. We shouldn't make it make it hard. And and I'm saying this I'm saying this and I bitterly I'm not I'm not happy about it, but I'm not saying I'm free from it. Most likely I'm guilty vegan because we are part of our environment. We swallow things and, and adopt them from environment, even unconsciously. What I'm saying is that you find Muslims,
even among Muslims not saying among even non Muslims, but even among themselves, even Muslims who try to they try hard to pray the five daily prayers and sometimes in the masjid, they try to dress up in a traditional way. And they worry about small details right. But when it comes to their mannerism, you see the worst.
You see the worst?
You see the worst you find some Muslims. They like to see that's Haram. That's the happy, the happy just to find something and make it out. All right. And they they they reprimand people and tell them off. That's Haram, what you're wearing is haram without them even knowing if it's haram or not. Okay. They don't realize that they are committing one of the worst since you talk about all of that knowledge. You know, remember how madman Shafi something in their books? They don't usually say it's Helen and Helen and they asked about something, you know, you're gonna find them say
about something they don't say it's how long they say a clock. Woohoo. I hate it. I dislike it.
They don't say even head on. So when they were asked about this, he says Who am I to say about something How long? I feared the verse what Allah says, What letter only matters and Xena to communicate about the halal or haram only after getting the virtual last one that says do not speak from yourself and say something this is Hillel. And this is how I'm speaking from yourselves. You are lying against Allah.
So this person is telling people, you know what you're wearing this hat on. I mean, even if it's how long is not going to be a bad thing. By the way, it's not really bad. It's gonna be okay. Simple sin, but you have just committed a major sin. You've just committed a grave sin by saying about something you don't know. You think it's haram?
That's the problem.
And again, the scholars specifically shifted Islam talked about this. And he said, he said,
the hareem will help le a should do in de la him in legal harem. He says something, Helen, you make it How long? That's worse with Allah than something how long you'll make it, Helen.
Something how long you say about it? It's Helen, that it's bad. It's bad enough. But still, it's less than coming to something, Helen, and you say about it. It's how long? We have an impression that the most religious among us is the one who gets the biggest number of things labeled how long
if everything is how long for someone who is very religious, right? Who said that? And then even to me, it says, because with Allah subhana wa Tada. Allah says, You read a lot, who become a user, are you ready to become who we are, and the last month isn't difficult to see naramata sakagami because he says with the last panel data, you're gonna find a lot prefers ease over hardship. So even though someone is making how long some how I'm making it Hello, at least he at least he's in line with this principle. But someone who's making something, how long he's making it, hello, he's going against this principle as well. So these are serious things that we have in our understanding of our
approach to Islam. So my practical advice would be for myself and for you to myself and to you as well, is actually look at every interaction in your life, every incident every encounter in your life, as an opportunity to get reward from Allah subhanaw taala and try to go through one day in your life without getting a reward. I'm telling you, you will see how difficult it is. And you will start to see how many opportunities to gain reward there are in our daily life.
So, again, I might carry on next week with the same line of Hadith. Or I might go back to the lives of the righteous people of the LA Times. So I haven't made a decision yet. But inshallah we will get to know next week because
we only have time for the Adana and Solange Allah Subhana columbium because of the lowlands that will go to break. Does that come alive?