Reflections On Hadeeth – Part 3
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hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa salatu salam ala Sayidina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi edge many more but we move on to a new chapter in sha Allah Bible healthy adults Dr. Demian here if he
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do our best in Baltimore. Whenever you saw Allahu Allah He was telling them what data shape agreement to work on. Allah Jorge crematogaster, Roma, Allah Allah. This is a new chapter on encouraging one to do more good deeds towards the end of one's life.
First week was the verse and sort of Father, what Allah says, our miracle Maya to the Qaddafi human to the kala wotja A common idea. Basically, Allah speaks to people on the Day of Judgment, he says, have not we allowed you to stay on Earth, to live on Earth long enough to receive the reminder over and over again, that your the time that you spent on Earth was enough for you to accept the reminder reminder, and the warner was sent to you, the water was sent to you. So even Abbasali Allahu Anhu. And some of the fustian They said, the meaning of the verse that we have allowed you to stay on Earth 60 years, 60 years. And there's a hadith that talks about this number 60 years that which is
coming soon, inshallah.
And some other scholars said it means 18 years and 18 years is enough for someone to receive the reminder and be reminded.
And some said No, it's 40 years.
There's also a narration from Abdullah Abdullah Abbas that the people in Medina have the process and which means the companions of the Prophet are some of the time when one of them reached the age 40. They would leave everything and they would spend the rest of the life in worship. So more of a retirement. Age 40 in Medina, are the sum of the companions and the tabby was the age of retirement. So a person reached 40 They would give up on everything, because it seems that they have established their life to a certain extent. And then they would
have to follow which is complete focus on a Bella, refocus. On worship. Some scholars said actually, the time that is enough for someone to be reminded is reaching puberty. But the strongest seems to have been our best said which is 60 years without a common idea. And the warner has come to you, everyone I baths and the majority of them for Syrian, they say it's the Prophet salallahu Salam, O for Cillian say it is
gray hair. Gray hair is a Warner is a warner
and it's actually there is in the Hadith which mentions that
some of the Prophets the Angel of Death came to them to take their shot and they said you haven't sent me any warning. He said I did. I sent you
many reminders, and he mentioned one of them was gray hair was gray hair, but doesn't mean when someone has gray hair early, they're gonna die early. By the way. This has no connection. There's no connection at all. Like for example Sheshan Alberni came along to Allah when he was in his early 40s His beard and hair were white were completely agree yet shall burn he when he died he was about 83 years it was about 83 years so he lived a relatively longer life
okay, here's a hadith and Hadith a woman and Abby horrible terrible you Allahu Anhu and in Nabi SallAllahu, alayhi wa sallam, Allahu Emery in a Hara Gela who had Bella ctns and Allah who will Buhari called the mana hula metric Rahul Rosane if I'm hella who had the hill muda your call to avoid Euro Isabella yet I mean Audrey this hadith is from Abu Julio the Allahu Anhu. He says Allah's messengers are Salam said, Allah has given
Not enough, Allah has given enough Allah
has given enough to a person if he makes him live to age 60 to age 60, and the meaning of the hadith is that Allah has given the other person has no excuse to say, I've not been given enough time
on Earth, I have not been I have not been given enough chance to receive the revelation or to be reminded this reported by Al Bukhari. So that's what the scholars say. We say basically, if Allah gives someone will make someone live for 60 years, that means that's enough of a time and 60 years he's here is in the lunar calendar.
Lunar calendar, which is not even 60 in the
it's it's around
58 years and a half,
at 58 years.
solar, solar the solar year, so the US because we have the lunar years, which are shorter 10 days shorter than the solar years. So almost every 33 years,
almost over every 33 years, you will find the calendar, the lunar calendar, is by one year faster when he has to summon someone reaches 60 According to the lunar year, that means in the solar years,
they're actually 58 and a few months 58 And a few months anyway.
The second Hadith certainly and even the obverse of the Allahu Anhu my father's kind of homage probably Allahu Anhu you'd feel only last yesterday but didn't forget Anna Baba homage FFC for call limit who has
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Okay, that's it not bustle the Allahu Anhu he says I'm not gonna Katama he was the Khalifa he used to bring me and allow me to sit with the senior ones among the companions. These are the ones who witnessed the Battle of better so some of them found an issue about this. Why because they thought we have children the same as his age as an ambassador, an ambassador to the cousin of the person and he was young. At that time he was a teenager so
why does not allow him to come into this kind of gathering where it's all seniors? We have children why why will we bring our children as well? So I'm gonna hop down he knew what he was why he was bringing
in Ambassador he told these the ones who objected he said you know who he is, is the cousin of the Prophet SAW Salem. And not only this, he also has knowledge so he's gonna prove it to them. So when they only have Bob invited Abdullah on how best to join this gathering with the seniors among the companions,
and I will never says I realized Omar has a point he there is something he's trying to prove this time for inviting me this time. They don't remember how past everyone he said Mata guna via cola heater Hydra either nostril Allah he will fit for all about the home Americana and now NMAP medulla wants to omit a lot and stuff isn't a Salalah refer to her. Alina was secretary of the home family apology and for Cara Lee Psychedelica own ribbon at best for Petula.
So I'm not upset. What do you say what do you guys have about the slots and Nasir is agile and astral law he will fit or eat and NASA it Hold on If he didn't lay of water. For seven days we haven't developed because the federal now Canada will win the victory comes from Allah subhanaw taala. And the great conquest comes.
And you see people coming or entering into the religion into Islam in huge numbers. For some there may just be behind the Arabic Say Subhan Allah will be handy for some very hands on because the Federico and seek forgiveness from Allah. Allah indeed accepts repentance in Ghana to wobba. So some of those companions they said we were commanded to praise Allah and to seek forgiveness when he gives us victory.
Others remain silent. They didn't have anything to say about it. So when I'm asked Abdullah Abdullah as he says, What do you have to say about this? So I'm the loving Oh, do you agree with them loving our best said no, it was revealed about something different. So called symmetrical Hutu who are agile Rasulullah sallallahu I think he was selling them
on either nostril Allah he will fit whether Alika dama to angelic facade behind them because the funeral in Canada whereby for Cara Umar Radi Allahu Anhu in the moment in India Mata whole our whole Buhari so amount of power says what do you think I would love to have this I would love my best said there's something different
This verse or this surah
tells will informs the Prophet SAW Salem about his imminent death
about his death that was coming soon. So Allah says to him, is Adonis lie will fit when the victory comes from Allah and the great context. This is a sign for your death. Your death will be soon after
some baby ham there'll become a stir for all now Canada was so glorified Allah make this bit of Allah and seek his forgiveness. Allah indeed accepts repentance. I'm all hopped up said the only thing I know about it is what you said you have no advice. So I'm gonna ask you. The reason why this these verses were revealed the point the reason, the moment no, we mentioned this, under the chapter which talks about increasing goodness towards the end of one's life
is that even the Prophet salallahu Salam towards the end of his life. He was directed by Allah to increase in Habana, increase in worship to make more to speak and to seek Allah's forgiveness and so on and so forth. So this is even if the prophet Salam is advised that way, we are as well we need to even more we need so we humans we are supposed to, towards the end of one's life we're supposed to get detached from the dunya and become more attached to Allah Samantha like the people in Medina when they reached for it once they reached 40. They started dedicating the whole time for worship to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala when that basically means not everyone is able to do this not
everyone is able to retire early. What we can do is focus on a better towards the end of our lives. And when does this start 40 at age 40 at age 14
Next Hadith fairness, I'm Aisha Radi Allahu Anhu call it masala Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on Sadat and the nslm Allah he will Allah he will fit in the pool of he has Subhana kharab and will be handed Allah nocturnally or theory Wyatt and ficil Haney and her cannot assume la Hisle Allahu Allah he was sending them up here on the order federal court he was Rudy Subhana Allah Mata bene will be Hamitic Allah McSally yet oh world Quran Wilma and I will Quran a young man Omar Omeo Abby Phillip Quran if you're probably to Allah for some baby hamdulillah because this hadith is from actually Allah and has collected bone Bukhari and Muslim she said, when the prophets are sent and
received Surah Nasir Ada and also Allah he will FET
ever since he received this verse, the verse was the surah was revealed the prophets of salaam would say after every Salah Subhana kalob bene will be Hambrick Allahumma fairly so he would make the speech of Allah and seek forgiveness just like the same Surah advices
well theory why it in the Muslim Kana rasool Allah is Allah Allah Allah who said Allah mucosal and Nicola Nia mod Subhana Allah will be Hambrick as the Pharaoh Kotobuki Lake, call it Isha tutorial rasool Allah Maha Devi Karim Atleti Urraca the heart of our jewelry Leslie Allah Merton fumetti era a to happen to her. Johannes Allah He will restore in an enumeration in Muslims I am Muslim. The problem would say before his death towards the end of his life, he was saying Subhanak llamo handy as the federal court at all unique so I shall ask the prosecutor she says this is a new record. You didn't say this before. And now you're saying it repeatedly and more often. The prophets of salaam
said it was made as a sign for me in my nation that once I see it, I shouldn't be saying this, which is the conquest the great conquest which is Fatoumata
when the prophets of salaam entered Maccha.
There are other narrations to the same effect let's move on to the next hadith of labia and unassembled the Allahu Anhu all in Allah azza wa jal letaba al waha Sula is Allah when you send them a couple of authority had to Fear X Allah McConnell where you are Lee, more difficult honey and a severe Allah and who says, As hadith is corrected by Bukhari and Muslim, he says the Allah subhanaw taala increased the number of revelations on the Prophet SAW Selim towards the end of his life,
towards the end of his life. So when the prophets of salaam passed away, he had received a lot of revelation before his death. So the frequency of revelation descending on the prophets of salaam towards the end of his life was more, it was more frequent. And obviously the Prophet says I'm being the Messenger when he receives more revelation and he conveys it. That's more righteous deeds.
I promise and Jared will be Allahu Allahu Allah rasool Allah He sallallahu alayhi wa salam, yada, yada Ethel Kulu Aberdeen, Mata Ali, Aloha Muslim.
Sorry this from Jabba the Allahu Anhu collected by the Imam Muslim. He said Allah's Messenger SallAllahu sallam said, every person will be resurrected on the Day of Judgment in this state, in the state they died upon in the state they died upon.
What's the relevance? When someone towards the end of their life increase in worship, they are more likely to die while they are doing that act of worship. And there is so many story there's countless stories about people. There was a I heard the story from a man or from the son of a man.
and it's actually this is Chef Haitham al Haddad, Chef hateable Haddad. He's one of the Imams the leading imams in in London in the UK.
His father used to fast a lot.
He used to fast a lot.
he died when he was fasting.
He died when he was fasting. There is another story from another man in Saudi as well.
He used to foster lot.
He used to fast a lot and he passed away when he was fasting.
A person used to increase a lot do a lot of sujood pray to Allah a lot and he would spend a long time institute a long time Institute. This person passed away when he was in sujood.
It was a young person who loves to read read the Quran, he used to read the Quran, often during the day during the night, he would almost have been recycled and recycled and recycled. And when he passed away, he passed away when he wants to recite the Quran.
So usually when someone does a lot of acts of goodness for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala that specific act, Allah usually would take that the soul of that person and they are engaged in that act of worship.
And when someone commits a sin, so often, they usually die in that state. So, people will listen to a lot of songs and music and so on and so forth. Excessively they usually die in that stage when they are listening to that. One of the famous singers in the Arab world
famous singer, he passed away on stage,
he passed away on stage when he was singing,
he passed out and he started dying in that moment. Subhanallah so we have to be careful. This is why what you do what will you do most often in life, most likely you would die in that state. So increasing goodness
an act of worship or you find your heart in as multimedia advices do more of this, keep doing more of this and there's more it makes it more likely for you in sha Allah, that when you pass on your die you die upon this, which means on the Day of Judgment when you are resurrected, you will be doing this there was a person who was doing Hajj with the Prophet SAW Salem, the year the professor might had, and this person was on his camel and he fell off his camel.
He fell on his head and he broke his neck and he passed away straight away when the prophets of salaam saw me he said can you know who we had AMI you know like shroud him with his own haram with his own sheets
for in November I thought oh my god yeah my team will be on the day of judgment he will be resurrected saying the bake Allah who made a bake the bacon actually collected a bake so the state you die in that's the state you're going to be resurrected on the day of judgment on you will be according to that state
okay, we move on to a new chapter BRABBU bionics 32 in height and that's a beautiful Chapter
Chapter clarifying the
huge number of good deeds
or the part of the pathways to goodness there's a lot of paths to goodness there's not only one or two or a handful there's a huge number of pathways to goodness
fall Allahu to Allah what matters I don't mean hide in the in Allah behind him. Allah Swanton assists and whatever good you do then Allah subhanaw taala is aware of it, Allah knows of it will call attire that will matter for you and hire you and I'm Allah, whatever good you do, Allah knows about it. We'll call it to Allah from a Yemen with Scarlett Johansson, Hassan Yara, whoever does even an atom's weight of good than Allah or he will see it
On the Day of Judgment, we'll call it to LM and Pamela Solly. Home fair enough, see whoever does righteousness then it will be for himself or for herself. Well, a lot of will vary Kathy on there are so many verses talking to the same effect as to the Hadith. And Owen and Abby, that John Doe or John that Ibni jornada or do Allahu Anhu call into rasool Allah AU. Maddy have been called an email biller when Jihad if you said Ed Bucha your copy of the Father and Festiva in the Hollyhock federal Hatha feminine to them has called to eat or saw Annie and I will just now only o'clock which we are Rasulillah are a two hour at involve two and bothered me called at a coffee shop worker honey nurse
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Okay, this hadith is from Abu Dhabi. Allahu Anhu. said his name is Jonathan junetta.
He says he asked the Prophet Solomon he says which deeds are the best? Which deeds are the best? Are you the MLA of the prophets of salaam sent an email who Billa to believe in Allah. So belief is an act because belief is first in the hearts and on the tongue and actions
and Eman and Eman has to have these three facets heart actions of the hearts belief in the heart conviction certainty about a loss manage the heart and love.
Number two stating it with your tongue which is Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah and any good word that you say. And third, third part of it is the actions, actions, the actions of righteousness, He says, the amount of Allah will jihad of he Serbian he and jihad in the way of Allah subhanaw taala. So I said, which of the because in Islam, we have to hurry or Wakaba Yes, freeing slave people, freeing slaves people. So he says, which slaves are best to be freed in the sight of Allah subhanaw taala the Prophet SAW Selim says, the ones that are most precious and the most expensive, the most precious and the most expensive, though to for inland,
failure math, if I'm unable to free asleep, if I'm unable to reach a high level in, for example, Jihad he sent me to the Prophet SAW Selim said to 18 or Sunni, and I'll just rock, you help someone who's trying to do something, you help them do what they do, or you do something on behalf of a person who lacks the skills.
Imagine he's asking about the best deeds, the best deeds, and he says, I can't free a slave. I can't make jihad. He said, I'm unable to do it. What can I do the Prophet SAW Selim says to an assignee and someone who does something, whatever they do, as long as it's good, if you give them a hand, then that's a great act. Or there is someone who doesn't have the skills lacks the skills of doing something. So you do it for them. Someone is unable to shop, you do the shopping for them. Someone is unable to collect their mail. You collect the mail for them, you deliver it to them.
Someone is let's say someone is
carrying even their bags.
And it's hard for them you have give them a hand.
The problem is saying these are amongst the best deeds to do. And for us, we don't realize that this is actually part and parcel of Islam.
You find someone doing something, anything, anything that is good, you help them out. That's a great act of worship. It's a great act of worship. And this is why we this is the chapter of the numerous gateways are the numerous pathways to goodness.
So I said to the Prophet SAW Salem, what if I'm unable to, to do these, if I have some weakness, I'm unable to do these things fully. The Prophet SAW Salem sister Khufu, Shadow worker and a nurse, you hold back your arm, you hold back your harm, and you don't inflict it on any human being.
The process I'm saying this is sadaqa to mankind, as he said, this is an act of sadaqa is an act of charity upon yourself. So holding back your harm is a great act of worship.
harm that means saying a bad word to someone.
Backbiting someone, slandering someone
or physical harm
or emotional harm, any kind of harm. You hold it back from people, it will be written for you so that
you see how Allah has opened so many paths
Wait to goodness, and that's from the Mercy of Allah. And that shows that Islam is not only the rituals that we do, which are the core of Islam, and the central part of it, but Islam includes everything you could engage in, in life, you help out someone.
That's a great act of worship.
Someone who lacks the skill, you help them out. That's a great act of worship. You hold back, your ability to harm people, that's a great act of worship.
This is what Islam is versatile. So any kind of goodness that humans do that humans are able to do? It could be an act of worship, it could be an act of worship. It's moving to the next Hadith attorney.
And it'd be either in or you're not the Allahu Anhu under rasool Allah He sallallahu alayhi wa sallam makalah used to be who had a coolie Sudan in a hadith from sadaqa for coolutils Be hydro sadaqa oculata Madan sadaqa Lakota nielit in South Dakota Kabira wrapped inside the car, or unknown boom out off inside of our human animal carry so the car will use the Omen daddy Calacatta and Houma Amina, along slim, was salam, Adam Messina and Mohammed are with a Fifi Lamb of autonomy and missile
is headed from Abu Dhabi. Again, it's connected by Muslim Allah's Messenger Salam says, Every morning when you wake up, on every joint in your body, there is a sadaqa that you have to give.
You have to give a sadaqa for each joint you have in your body.
So the prophets of salaam shows how we can pay off the sadaqa.
When you say Subhan, Allah does sadaqa when you say it hamdulillah thus sadaqa you say La Ilaha illa Allah does sadaqa you say? Allahu Akbar Celica enjoying the good thus sadaqa you forbid the evil that sadaqa and the Prophet SAW Selim says suffices for all of this. You pray to laka for the HA after sunrise, you pray to look out for Allah subhanaw taala and this covers for all the sidecars that are obligatory upon your joints to give on that day.
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our homestead. This hadith again from Abu Dhabi, Allahu Allah. The Prophet SAW Selim says the deeds of my ummah, the deeds that are done by my nation, by members of my nation by my people and Muslims, the good of them, the good among them, and the bad among them, the good deeds and the bad deeds. So I found among the best deeds of my ummah and other humanitarian, someone find something harmful on pupils where he takes it away, he removes it.
It could be a branch that harms people as they walk, you take it away, it could be some dirt, you remove it away.
It could be anything.
And I found among the worst of the deeds of my ummah.
The spirit of someone you find it in the masjid, and it's not removed or it's not covered. By the way, just
to tell you about the mystery of the Prophet saw some What do you think the floor of the prophets Masjid was made of?
What do you think it was made of? Carpet
not sand. Not carpet, not tile.
Pebbles, pebbles, small pebbles, small pebbles. small pebbles wasn't dirt wasn't sand. It wasn't tiles. It wasn't carpet. It was pebbles, small pebbles, small pebbles. So the process I'm says amongst the worst that I saw
in the actions of my people, is there's a spit or there is saliva
that is found in the masjid and no one removes it.
So among the best of deeds is to remove something harmful from people's ways. And among the worst is to see something bad especially in the masjid, some impurity and leaving it where it is.
So that shows that if you see something bad in the masjid, pick it up, put it in the bin
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al Wahid, who had different
again from Abu Jamal, the Allahu anhu, that group of people came to the prophets of Allah when he was setting them and they told him, you know, the rich ones among us have taken all the Agile.
They pray as we pray, they fast as we fast, but they have more wealth and they are giving in charity, so they're taking their award.
The Prophet SAW Selim says, but Allah Subhan Allah has made for you, you the charity that you can give. They said how? He said,
when you make the spear Subhanallah, that sadaqa for you, it's written as you have given charity.
He says Allahu Akbar that's written for your charity. You say Alhamdulillah that's charity. You say Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, that's charity. You enjoy God, you advise someone, that's charity, you prohibit something that's bad advice, someone who's doing something bad. Try to stop them. That's charity. And the person says, Even one of you, even one of you, gets intimate with his wife. That's an act of charity.
So they were amazed. They said, O Messenger of Allah, one of us fulfills their desires. And it's written as charity as sadaqa. For them is a good deed. The prophets of salaam says.
What if he What if the person fulfills, or art or responds to his desire in a haram way? Would it be written as a sin? They said, Yes. He says similarly, when he does it, rightfully, it is written for him as a sadaqa as a charity.
So that shows you in Islam, almost every move can be an act of charity
can be an act of charity.
And by the way, this kind of approach shows us that something very serious that happened in our Ummah,
at the time of the Prophet SAW Salem, there was nothing called practicing people, practicing Muslims and normal Muslims, there was no divide like this.
There's no divide. In Arabic, they call them moto they in their motto, the
someone who's practicing Islam, serious about practicing Islam, and as a normal Muslim, there's nothing like this. So there was no nothing like this at the time of the Prophet SAW Salem, in the early generations, there was nothing like this. And that shouldn't be today as well. There's nothing like Oh, I'm a practicing Muslim. I'm not a practicing Muslim. There's nothing like this.
There's a Muslim, and that's it. There's just a Muslim.
You have sins we all have sins, there are obligations that don't fulfill all of us have obligations that we do not fulfill.
So we all Muslims, this this kind of categorization, this is a practicing Muslim, this is not a practicing Muslim. It has no basis in Islam whatsoever. whatsoever. So this is why why you don't why because this classification has taken Okay, practicing Muslims, there are things they do there are certain there's a certain way they dress up the certain way they talk, that's them. But there is no Muslims, okay? They do whatever they want.
And that's not true.
That's not true.
This separates between life and worship. And we can see from the these Hadith of the prophets of salaam that normal acts removing the harm from people's way something's blocking people's when you remove it, you will find some kind of dirt something dirty in the masjid remove it.
Someone you know response or someone answers these their sexual need in a halal way. That's an act of worship and you get rewarded for it. You get charity considered to be charity for you. So that shows Islam is about life. It's not it's not about rituals. There are these rituals that every Muslim is supposed to do. But there is everything you can do in life. As long as you do with the halal way. You are getting reward from Allah Subhan Allah is considered to be acts of worship.
So when we categorize this is a practicing Muslim are there are specific things practicing Muslims do
But not every Muslim has to do that. And that's, that's problematic. It's problematic. So you could be just an average human being, but you could be closer to Allah than a lot of the people that we call practicing. Why? Because you do a lot of righteousness through helping out people. You help someone in need, or someone needs some support some hands you give them a hand or you remove every time you see something that is harmful, something back in people's way you remove it. You see some dirt in the masjid, you remove it, you smile in someone's face.
You answer your desires in a lawful Halal way ways.
And so in another Hadith the Prophet says, had to look Metalla wifey fees majestic. Let her be her agile, even a mouthful. Some food you put in your mouth and your wife's mouth, be when you feed your children. When you feed your spouse, when you bring food on the table in your house. The president says this is this is great reworded this. So we have limited Islam to certain things. And we have Arcadis life, you know, you help out a homeless person or poor person, you smile in someone's face. Or you will say a nice word of praise to someone random person in the street, or any kind of kindness, any kind of good deed that you do. This is part and parcel of Islam. But we have separated
it, we have separated, oh, it has nothing to do with Islam. Islam is all about the rituals, you have to dress up in a certain way you have to speak in a certain way. You have to, you know, hang around with certain type of people, and so on and so forth. There's nothing like this in Islam, anything simple you can do. As long as it's valid and good, you get a reward from Allah subhanaw taala for it. And that's what Islam is about. So Islam is about life. Islam is about how to live life, and doesn't hijack your life. Islam tells you, all the good things that you are designed to do as a human being, that we call these things humanity, right. You know, these are these videos that you
find on YouTube that told you restoring faith in humanity, acts of kindness, they show random people, someone driver stops the traffic, because they see an older lady or an older man trying to cross the street and they are unable to do this. So this person stops the car, and they stop the traffic. And they help that person especially when there is no like crossings, pedestrian crossings in different countries. Someone sees a cat stuck in the middle of the street, and they happen to carry this cat and get it out of danger. That's Islam. You get rewarded for this, the Prophet SAW Salem told about the man and the woman, you know, found the dog thirsty, they got the water and they
offered it to that dog once it was a man once it was a woman and the woman was a prostitute and Allah subhanaw taala forgave her for that act that she offered water to the dog.
And that's why Islam don't make it complicated. Islam is about living life. Islam is about being the best human being you could ever be.
And because of that categorization, you find sometimes when people start practicing, they become nasty. They become hard. They become strict, they become aggressive, they become critical, they become negative. Why? Because they've grown up with this kind of categorization. Islam is all about holding on to certain rituals. Anything else? No. And yesterday, Sheikh Abdullah Hakim Quix spoke about this. And he called it home or he called it deception. Sometimes people start practicing Islam, and they follow certain aspects of the Sunnah. But they start disrespecting people.
Why do you feel this in the here but you completely go against the Sunnah and disregard it in that in this aspect, why? It's selective, you pick and choose why because unfortunately, when people fall into this trap, or this kind of categorization, they stopped seeing Islam as a natural way of life.
You have to be become more of a robot in order to follow Islam, you have to go out of your way out of the natural way of living. And we said previously, Islam when it comes in an environment, whatever good in that environment, Islam confirms it and keeps it doesn't change it. The process does not change. There are so many things about the lives of the life of the Arabs at the time that Islam kept. Islam kept them why because they are whatever essentially good system does not deconstruct it does not demolish everything, and start building from scratch. Slim doesn't do this.
The person never did that. Whatever good. There was the person who approved it, he kept it. But things that were wrong. He fixed them. That's it. That's how Islam is. So the simple things you do acts of kindness, being nice to your child.
providing for your family,
checking on a relative just calling them up and say how are you today? I hope things are well how are you kids? How's your family and so on so forth. That's agreed
To worship, just a great act of worship
when you are tempted to block someone who is sparking, or to park, you know, in a place for the disabled when you are not.
When you resist that kind of temptation, that's an act of worship, you get rewarded for it.
You get rewarded for it. So the person I'm seeing here, that person approaches the wife intimately, and they get rewarded for it and the companions were puzzled. How come the process and says if they did an haram one day, would it be written as a sin? He said, Yes, he says when they do and halal, it's written as they're given. They're given the award for it from Allah subhanaw taala. And I'll close with this hadith al Hamas and who Galilee and the views of La salaam that Iran liminal, Malraux, fishy and Willow and Takahashi, witchy and Polyakova Muslim, the Prophet SAW Selim says, Don't ever be little, don't ever be literal, an act of worship or
an act of goodness, even if it be that when you meet your brother, you give him a smile.
So Allah say, all the prophets are saying, Do not undermine good deeds, even if they are small, that could be the reason for you to enter paradise
could be the reason small act, as simple as smiling and someone face the person says do not look down upon it do not belittle that do not undermine the value. And the reward of such a simple act of kindness and personal calls it my oath, which Islam calls for His goodness, goodness, and becomes an act of worship.
So this shows that Allah has made the pathways or to Paradise, the acts of goodness, so many and abundant, whereas the things that are haram in Islam are very little, a very, until you can actually make a list on them. But if you try to make a list on good deeds, you won't be able to enumerate you can't count them. No way. It's an endless list, an endless list. But with the since the Haram things, you can make a list, you can count them, though, they're just a small number, a small number that shows you Islam is all about
living life. Living life, there are people that sometimes and I need to stress this because I've seen this happen over and over again. There are people are very nice with people very good and, and people love them, like they have a very pleasant presence. When these people somehow start to practice, not all of them, but some of them start to practice.
They become very negative. People say why I missed the old person, even their parents complain, they say, I miss that jolly person who used to have the smile on their face, when they entered the room, everything lit up and so on so forth. Now, I want to see them, I will see them very critical, very negative, very judgmental, very aggressive, and have this kind of enmity to everyone.
This gives a bad image of Islam, even to our Muslim families, to Muslim families.
So in Islam, you cannot pick and choose the Prophet I'm saying all everything that is essentially good is part and parcel of Islam. Everything about your daily life that is good, should a familiar man on either manager, probably Allah I know. He said in the letters in automatic and accessible comity. He says, I seek reward from Allah in my sleep, that when I go, go sleep, I expect Allah to give me a reward as I'm sleeping. That's what he says, Just as I expect reward from Allah when I'm awake, and I'm doing some good things.
Because when you take care of your body, that's a good deed. When you take enough rest, so you can use your body for good things when you are awake. That's a good deed you get rewarded from Allah subhanaw taala. When you look after this trust that Allah has given you your body.
It's Allah's Allah's gift to you. So let's trust you look after it, you can reward it from Allah subhanaw taala say, Oh, that's not Islam. That's what Islam is. That's what Islam is.
anything as simple as earning halal and providing for your family, wearing good clothes for the sake of just being nice and tidy, and enjoying Allah's blessings upon you, you get rewarded for that. See how great the Mercy of Allah subhanaw taala is, you can get rewarded with almost everything you do, as long as you keep that connection with Allah subhanaw taala
so every Allah has made the waste to Paradise, the pathways to paradise so open so abundant wherever you turn, you're going to find them in front of you. So ask Allah subhanaw taala to help us do more righteousness and be aware and conscious of all of these opportunities around us to come closer to Allah Subhana Allah.
Mohammed when he was happy