Channel: Moutasem al-Hameedy
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We seek refuge in Allah from the evils of ourselves and the evil consequences of our actions. Whomsoever Allah guides, none can lead astray, and whomsoever Allah leaves to go astray, Nan can guide I bear witness that no one has the right to be worshipped. No one has the right to our ultimate love and devotion but ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala alone, and I bear witness that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa early he was Salam is His servant and His messenger. Or you will believe fear Allah as he should be feared and do not accept as Muslims or mankind. be dutiful to your Lord who created you from a single person, and from him he created his wife, and from them both he created
many men and women and fear Allah through whom you demand your mutual rights and observe the rights of your kin. Surely Allah is Ever and all Walcher over you, or you who believe. Keep your duty to Allah, fear him and speak the truth He will direct you to righteous deeds and will forgive you your sins. And whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger has indeed attained a great achievement. The best words are those of Allah. And the best guidance is that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa early he was setting them and the worst things in the religion are the newly invented matters for all the newly invented matters in religion are considered to be innovation and every bidder is misguidance and it
leads to the hellfire.
The messenger Salallahu ad he was sending them was one day looking at the Kaaba
and shallowly Allahu anha was with him.
So the prophets of salaam addresses Aisha and he says yeah, Aisha Lola and Nicole McKee Hadith who I had in Beija helliya led them to cab
will have been a to her Isla Kawa Ibrahim wa Jalla Jalla Tula have been
the prophets of salaam sister Aisha Allahu Anhu. While contemplating the cabin looking at it, he Singh had it not been for the fact that your people have just recovered from a state of Jahai Li and ignorance and cough uncovered, I would have demolished the curb.
I would have demolished the Kaaba and rebuilt it
upon the foundations that Ibrahim and he said I'm laid down
then I would make two doors for it.
The problem would have made two doors to the cab where people enter through one and leave through the other. So would not be a specialty or a special treatment for some people to just enter the cab. On certain occasions. Nobody would read for everyone. Everyone could just enter the cab and leave through the other door.
So the provinces hadn't wanted to do this.
It was better for the Muslims it was better for the Kaaba. It was more in line with the purpose why the Kaaba was built in the first place, but the Prophet SAW Selim did not do this. The Scholars say about this they say about that masala to inshallah. Yeah, there is a religious benefit and importance to doing this. Yet the Prophet salallahu Salam did not do that. He decided not to do something that was religiously praiseworthy. That was religiously Good. Good.
also the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam
in his life. There were hypocrites when African.
They created so much corruption in the Muslim community that conspired against the Muslims. They led to so many disasters among the Muslims. When the Prophet salallahu Salam and the Companions wanted to defend Medina, when all Aishe came to attack it in the Battle of God, and the Prophet SAW Allah Islam sits out of Medina with about 1900 2000 people to fight against coloration, defend Medina Quraysh were 3000. And the Muslims could reach only the number 900 or 1000. Then right before reaching the battlefield, about 300, hypocrites withdraw, and they leave about 600 to 700 Muslims to deal with the 3000. And it's not only the numbers that was the setback to the Muslims, but the
psychological impact it had left on them, the discouraging impact it created upon them to the point that some Muslims decided or they really contemplated of going in fight these people who withdrew. Rather than fight the people of Quraysh.
The wife of the Prophet SAW Selim herself was slandered was accused of Xena and one of his great companions was accused in that. And it brought a lot of pain to the life of the prophets of Salaam, to his household to the whole Muslim society for a complete month.
Rumors was spreading.
And the slander was being passed on from one person to the other. And, of course, so much pain to everyone.
The hypocrites continued to wreak havoc in the Muslim community tried to destroy it from inside, conspire with outside enemies, to try to destroy Islam and the Muslims. And cast doubt in the hearts of the believers. One day they become Muslim. The following day, they say we give up on Islam, why? To bring about doubt. And they will do that in groups. And they will do that systematically. So people with weak faith will start to doubt their Islam and doubt their faith, the work of sheep barn, the devil is among the humans.
So one of the companions of the Prophet, he said, O Messenger of Allah, we know these are non Muslims, they just pretend to be Muslims. Why don't we just get rid of them.
There's such a malice there's such a destruction into the onto the, onto the Muslim community, and the future of the Muslims and the religion of Islam. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam says, They have called on us, Mohammed, Mohammed, Mohammed and you have to last however, I don't want people around who are clueless about the situation, to think that Mohammed is killing his companions. Because how it looks to an outsider that the these were companions. These were the companions of the Prophet SAW Allah and he was.
So there was a great benefit in getting rid of them.
But that would come with a greater cost. And the Prophet SAW Selim was aware of that, and that's what we call wisdom. Situational Awareness.
I'm gonna I'm gonna draw the Allahu Anhu. During his Khilafah, there was a year of famine,
a Euro famine, where people were struggling just to survive. There was lack of food.
People were in dire need of nutrition. And they didn't have it
all over the Muslim world at the time, when we're still small.
And people were committing thefts. People were stealing, not for the sake of stealing, not as a form of mischief, but in order to feed themselves and their children and their families. So anyone who saw an opportunity where they could get some kind of food or any kind of finances, to go and buy anything, to keep body and soul together, they will just go and do it regardless. Why? Because it's a moment of survival. It's the necessity of survival, though. What did Bob do? He passed the general opinion, a general amnesty, that anyone who commits theft
most likely they're doing that out of their dire need for survival, so there will be no punishment on them.
Was Murata messing up with Islam?
Was he playing around with the instructions of Allah subhanho wa taala? Was the Prophet sallallahu Sallam giving up on religious benefits just for any kind of reason? No.
But Islam is very dynamic.
The world we live in is very complex,
and you cannot deal with it. And you cannot implement Islam with a naive mentality.
If you wouldn't be destroying Islam,
if you resort to a very simplistic understanding of it, and a very simplistic and naive understanding of the situation and the world around you,
that's why I'm gonna have to ease him along to Allah. He says, Man, I mean, who else can you see do actomyosin those who act without proper knowledge,
then they would bring about more corruption than the good they're trying to do, or trying to achieve. And that's the hallmark of hip hop hypocrites. Allah Subhan, Allah describes them and the Quran will either tailor the homeland of sido Philhealth Carlu, in the manner almost, when it said to them Do not bring about corruption and mischief and destruction on the earth there was so we're just doing something good. Why, because from their position, from their perspective, from where they have chosen to position themselves, they can't see things right.
understanding Islam is not a simple thing.
Learning knowledge about Islam is not just something you get by watching a few videos on YouTube.
Or by reading a couple of books,
or by surfing the internet.
selectively choosing whatever you seem to like,
or reading for one person, or listening to one day, or, or even one shake, a couple of things, and all of a sudden you turn into a religious police, judging people chasing people, putting people down, thinking you are the ultimate judge, thinking you have figured it out all of it. And you are in a position to judge people and police them and chase them. When if you look at your own life,
you have a lot of problems that you haven't figured out, you're committing the same mistakes day in and day out. Why? Because you can't even think them through. You can't even understand them and decipher them. You're committing the same blunders every day, you're getting yourself more stuck in life and in religion, and in your family, and in your workplace. And in every endeavor you get involved in, then you have the audacity and the guts to become clean yourself to be a prophet.
And again, we live in a complex world today. We live in a complex world, that is very challenging. And if we do not match the complexity of the world today, and become really informed and understand it, and be able to master and speak the language of our current times, we cannot appreciate it.
We cannot appreciate it, we cannot deal with it. The scholars have a principle
that has to do with how you give fatwa, how you give an Islamic ruling with regards to a situation.
They say a hook more Allah che a follow on antasari to be able to make a ruling or a judgement about something this branches out from a principle and that's to understand it, to assimilate it to master it.
Because without proper understanding of the complexity of the situation, you're gonna come up with a very naive, simplistic opinion, that would be counterproductive. And that will bring about negative results practically and religiously.
And that's why giving advice is not a simple thing.
It's not a simple thing, you have to do your homework before you open your mouth.
You have to figure out things before you give advice. Because advice has been using by psychopaths today
who want to denigrate others who want to put down others, they want to establish their authority. So they find with advice and religion as a very useful tool
to put others down to establish their own authority to make themselves a police or a judge over others because they're full of envy. They're full of hate. They're full of negativity. They have been traumatized in their life. And they want an outlet for that. And what is better than claiming religious authority by just reading a couple of books, or listening to a couple of lectures and not appreciating the complexity of life being so simple minded and narrow minded and short sighted. And then when established themselves as a scholar as a data Yeah, as someone who gives advice under the pretext of a beautiful Islamic principle and that is an unbearable Malou for Nahua
In my uncle in joining the good and advising against the evil,
we mutilate Islam wished read it to pieces than we complain about others, when they do something against Islam, when sometimes many of us are destroying it from inside, and who we do that to
tell our families or our wives or children,
and our colleagues and our fellow Muslims, why, and if we were to be sincere with ourselves and really put ourselves in check, we'd realize we're doing that for our ego. For our selfish reasons to feel good about ourselves. There are people who can't feel good about themselves until they put others down.
And the most accessible tool for them is to go on YouTube and listen to a couple of lectures and I said, or read a couple of books, or read a couple of articles on the internet, and just find someone who goes against whatever these articles are these huge these videos suggest and jump on those people and bully them.
So you can claim some kind of religious authority and feel good about yourself. And you say, I'm doing that for Allah, I'm doing that for Islam.
Are you honest enough with yourself? To really substantiate that kind of claim?
Would you be able to defend that claim in front of Allah subhanaw taala? Or are you just living a mess inside of you, and you just want to run away from it by putting other people down and feeling good about yourself, because that's the only way you can feel good about yourself, when you put others down.
You give advice, with so much arrogance,
with so much contempt, and you feel good when someone commits a mistake, while why because it, it satisfies your psychopathic personality.
The reason I'm speaking with so much pain with regards to this is so often I see the consequences of that.
There are people who think, because they have a beard, which is an obligation in Islam, or because they were a thought,
or because they somehow display some signs of religiosity that they have a monopoly over religion. You don't.
No one has this monopoly.
Islam is a profound system.
It's a very powerful system. And in order for someone to speak for it, or give advice based on it, or claim authority that over there, they have to go through a rigorous process of learning and studying and understanding the dynamics, and then understanding the life and being relevant and understanding its complexity. Then, after that level of maturity and wisdom, you are able to give advice, but still you don't claim to have the ultimate truth. And you do it with mercy towards people not with arrogance.
You don't give it because you want to
just make yourself feel good because you can't deal with your inner trauma. You can't find peace with yourself.
So you want to put others down. So temporarily, you can feel good about yourself. You can satisfy your ego.
And then you claim that this is for Allah. I'm doing this for Islam. How are you going to face along the Day of Judgment with that?
When you push others away from Islam, I'm not talking about non Muslims. I'm talking about our fellow Muslims. I'm talking about our own children.
Enough, enough of taking Islam as a cover up to satisfy our ILL emotionality, our troubled selves, enough of that, enough of using Islam as a tool in the most dirty ways.
Then claiming righteousness.
Look at the life of the prophet Sallallahu sallam, look at the life of the companions, lovely Allahu Anhu. They didn't give advice in that way. They did not use Islam in this way. A lot of them just did their homework. They studied Islam and before they open their mouth a beautiful example. Beautiful example, happened in Kufa. When Mr. Musa Allahu Anhu after fajr he sees people in the masjid, they are sitting in small groups and they are making vicar So with each group there is one person standing and he says c'est la ilaha illa 100 times and they have pebbles in their hands, small stones in their hands and the counting that you know handle Allah Allah Allah Allah Allah
Allah Allah Allah Hola. Then when they're done with 100 times he says, say Alhamdulillah 100 times and they're doing it and groups like this in the masjid. He's never seen that the Prophet Allah never did that the Companions know
If I did that, he felt there was something off with regards to this. He's Abu Musa. He's Abu Musab actually one of the Greek companions. He did not open his mouth. Like many people today will just jump on those people and find an opportunity to bully them and feel good about themselves satisfy their ego.
He held himself back. He goes to the House of Abdullah Thomas O'Donnell, the Allahu Akbar, and he waits at his doorstep until he comes out. Then he tells him what happened.
He says, I saw something in the masjid that I did not recognize I thought something was off about it.
But I saw something that seems to be good people making they have to love them. So it said, Why didn't you tell them to count their evil deeds and there has not will not go in vain? Allah will not Allah is not going to lose count of their husband. And he said, he said no, he said, Michael Tula wala Qing into vara Amrik. I didn't say anything, but I was waiting for your instructions. He wanted to see a mature man, a wise man who could appreciate the complexity of a situation and had a profound knowledge of Islam, and who had mercy for people and concern for others. Not someone who was acting from a problematic emotionality, and, and, and emotional and psychological state, a
person who was balanced.
Why, because he doesn't want to bring about destruction, just by his impulse.
He held himself responsible, you can't just play with religion, you can't just have this claim over religion like that.
And you don't want to push people away from Islam.
You don't want to push kids away from Islam, you don't want to, we don't want to push all wives and husbands away from Islam, by us messing around and acting responsibly. And then
oh, that I did that for the sake of Allah because there's a ruling here, then we cherry pick and we start looking for certain rulings that satisfy our impaired vision that is based on this problematic emotionality. And we say, okay, that's why Allah says, You see,
that's playing with it, that's taking the religion who's who want to live and taking the religion as a game. And as a source of mockery. That's not how we should deal with the trust that Allah Subhan Allah gave us.
So this is something we have to pay attention to. Otherwise, we will be in trouble with Allah subhanaw taala we will be trouble as well with our future generations and with non Muslims, who some of them might be looking for the truth. But it's these problematic situations that we are in they're actually pushing them away. Apollo cola was the federal law you were looking for stuff.
And hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa salatu salam ala sayyidina, Muhammad Ali, he was home he remained Well, let some people think I'm just, you know, lynching people who practice Islam and trying to be religious, no.
We should, our focus should be about ourselves, you know, bringing ourselves to Allah subhanaw taala as much as possible, learning as much as possible. Before we think of becoming bullies or judges over others. You have a huge big field that could take most of your life just trying to better yourself with regards to your relationship with Allah subhanaw taala and doing better, and you can actually help a lot of people change just by your example, just by your example. But it doesn't satisfy your ego if you have a problematic personality.
It doesn't fill you up. If you come from that problematic, you know, position, emotional position. It doesn't. And that's why it's not appealing for many people.
So the thing is before giving advice and enjoying the good and forbidding the evil, you want to do your homework, otherwise don't open your mouth.
And if you feel maybe I don't know enough, but this person needs advice. You approach them with so much love and respect and you tell them you know I don't know much about this but I feel there is something maybe off with that maybe you want to ask an imam or Ask a Teacher Oh, you want to research this investigate it. If you that shows, you have no ego if you use that way, you can still give advice.
But you come with so much certainty about something when you have no clue or you have little clue and you only know one thing and you are completely unaware of 100 other things with regards to this situation. And because of your simplistic mind and short sightedness, sightedness, your social but you don't really
realize the complexity of the situation.
It's a very dangerous thing.
And again, I would just close with this that we have to realize today, we live in a very complex times, by the way, and the bar has been raised really high.
So, and I say this with regards to knowing, you know, what's going on in the world,
as well the language that today's world speaks, there is a lot of emphasis emphasis in today's world with regards to a few aspects like science business, and if you are unaware of those, and if you do not understand them, to a satisfactory level, you are considered to be illiterate, you cannot handle the complexity of of life. Honestly, it might be a very uncomfortable thing to say I understand. But it's just like, at times,
when people couldn't read and write in it was okay. But when reading and writing became very common, then people who could not read and write, they could not catch up with society, they had to live in the on the fringes of society, they had to be left behind is very uncomfortable. Today, the bar has been raised high. Today's world is so much scientific, it's so much business oriented.
And if we're just comfortable, you know, living in our own cocoons, and saying, We don't need that we're good, may be good for you, but you will live on the margin, if you're comfortable with that will be it. But don't expect everyone to do that. You're going to find your children know much more about the world that you do. They speak a language that is much more sophisticated, you can even make up what they say. And this will put you in a position of inferiority, people will not look up to you to learn from you. People will not take you seriously. People will not look take you to advice.
I'm not making this stuff up. This is the reality we live in, you're not comfortable with it, you don't like it, be my guest do whatever you want. But facts, function and act regardless of what we think of them.
We have to catch up with the world that we live in today. If we want to be heard, if we want to be taken seriously. If we want to help others, we have to catch up we have we have no other choice. We have no other choice if we want to make a difference. If we want to help our children.
If we want to still be you know alive today and be connected to society and have an impact. There is a price to be paid. It's uncomfortable, but who said life is going to be comfortable.
And we have to learn our religion, practice our religion, we have to be serious about bringing up our kids, teaching them Islam properly, not teaching them just technical things and telling them what to do while leaving their minds and their hearts empty.
I'm not spending the time with them, to tell them about Allah to tell them about the world to tell them about where this world is leading to.
And discuss things with them in an open minded way and try to help them figure things out. May Allah subhanaw taala guide us to what he loves and what he's pleased with the Loma Philomena Mina to almost give me that when Muslim out here in Humboldt Anwar to Loma Linda Dano Vanna White slough and FE M Medina, with a bit of a domino on sadhana Hello Coleman Catherine Loma Linda while he while he Dina when he made the home help on Elena Blackmagic camera I mean Subhanallah become a bit sad I mean, as if one was Salam on Hello animal selling what hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen