The Fine Thread Of Justice
Channel: Moutasem al-Hameedy
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In Hadith, the Kitab Allahu xojo. While he had UNEP Aegina Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa early he was Warszawa UMO to Wakulla modesetting. What could elaborate Allah, all praises due to Allah we praise Him we seek his aid and we ask for his forgiveness. We seek refuge in Allah from the evils of ourselves and the evil consequences of our own actions. Whomsoever Allah guides, none can lead astray, and whomsoever Allah leaves to go
was tre Nan can guide. I bear witness that Nan has the right to be worshipped except Allah subhanho wa Taala alone who has no partners, and I bear witness that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa early he was sent as his servant and His Messenger or you who believe fear Allah as he should be feared and die not accept as Muslims. All mankind be dutiful to your Lord, Who created you from a single person 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 an all watcher 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 of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa early he was alone. And the worst thing in the religion or the newly invented matters for all the newly invented matters in religion or innovation, and every innovation is an is misguidance and it leads to the hellfire.
Allah subhanaw taala says in the Quran in hola hola. Yabba Lima myth kala Dawa indeed Allah subhanho wa Taala does not do injustice, even by the weight of an atom.
And in the Divine Hadith Hadith Odyssey upon Allah Who Zoa you have either the heaven to Volmer NFC, what you're allowed to buy in, one fell out of Allah.
Allah subhanaw taala says in this Divine Hadith, or my servants, I have made injustice, oppression, transgression, I made it haram for myself, or made it forbidden for myself. And thus, I command you not to fall into this, not to fall into injustice did not commit injustice towards one another, or oppression or trying to transgression towards one another. When we think about oppression and injustice, we usually think about judging between two people, or treating two or more more people justly. But there is a thin thread of justice that follows from the NI Zahn the balance that Allah subhanaw taala sent down with the Quran, and that is connected to the fitrah. And that is connected
to the truth, the ultimate truth that Allah subhanaw taala sent down, said that he sent down with all his prophets and messengers, and he sent it in all of his revelations.
And this fine thread of justice is ubiquitous. It's common, it's everywhere. It has to do with every aspect of your life.
So it is with Allah subhana wa to Allah. And it is easy to fall into injustice and oppression towards Allah subhanho wa taala. Although whatever we do, we will never be able to harm Allah, humanity, all of the creation, no matter how wicked they could ever be, they could never harm Allah Subhan Allah to Allah, but we could do injustice towards our Creator, we could do injustice towards one single person, another human being.
So it doesn't necessarily have to do with two or more people. We could also do injustice to oneself.
You could do injustice towards your spouse, you could do injustice towards your children. You could do injustice towards your parents. You could do injustice towards ultimately anything that exists in this life. So what is this thin thread of inch of justice that humans usually violate on a daily basis? And that's to give everything its do right. And that is to live life in a state of balance. Previously and a couple of times. We quoted the famous story that happened between two of the great companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, it was a daily occurrence. It was a normal incident. But the daily life was full of wisdom and learning and lessons because the hearts were
open to learn.
They had no sense of pride against learn
Think and educating themselves. They didn't have this this ego issue where people are so adamant to be right.
And they want to prove the right at any cost.
So we're Sahiba Rooney
and Abu Dhabi.
Sahiba Rumi says the wife of a Buddha,
she's not in a good shape. And he asked her what's going on? Why didn't you take care of yourself, she says Your friend has no need in this life has no interest in this life. So obviously, he hasn't neglected her as his spouse.
So he but room is a person of knowledge, one of the knowledgeable companions. So he realizes I need to give advice, I need to do justice to my friend and my brother in Islam. And he was the guest of a Buddha.
So, I would have prepared some food for Sahiba Rumi and offered offered offered it to him. So I bought Rumi refuse to eat until a Buddha ate with him, although he was fasting, that that was fasting. he excused himself. And so he wrote me insisted that you eat with me as your guest.
And he agreed, and he ate with him. When it was the nighttime after Aisha stood up, he wanted to start praying all the nights, because he was trying to fast all days and pray all nights, he thought he was doing justice to Allah and justice to himself by exerting himself in worship, the intention is good.
And it's a great thing to do more acts of worship, and grow in worship, and increase yourself in worship, and offer more to Allah subhanho wa taala. So the premise is perfect and sound.
But cyber Romi tells him go to sleep,
go to sleep.
And he takes advice. He goes to sleep when it was the last third of the night. So he would when he wakes up, and he wakes up with data. And he says, Now let's pray. Now you can wake up and pray, pray. And then he gave him an advice after they prayed. He didn't approach him straight forward. As soon as he saw his wife in that shape. He didn't reprimand him put him down. He didn't speak harshly towards him. He realized I had to do justice to my brother justices to give him advice, but also justice in the way I give advice. I can't take away his dignity from him. I can't violate his rights as a human being, I cannot just speak to him in any which way, just as I wish. And I have to advise
him in a way that is most likely to be accepted. So he thought he was thoughtful about that. So after they prayed, and they had this beautiful experience connecting to Allah subhanaw taala. And he sits with him. And he says,
he's in the early Gallica happen in Europe, because they could have gotten in early beta Nikolic article that they can have. He says, Your Lord has rights upon you. Your spouse has rights upon you, your wife has rights upon you. Your body has rights upon you give everyone their rights. Give everyone the right. That's the fine thread of justice in everything we do. So you need to give everyone the right. If you violate someone's right, that's injustice, that's volume.
That's oppression and transgression, even though we don't like to define it that way.
So in a sense, when it comes to people's rights in this world, we sort of walking on a rope. We have to be careful. We have to be precise. It's easy to violate people's rights, especially when we listen to the voice of our ego and our pride. Are we so consumed with our own greatness and aggrandizement?
So we could also do injustice towards Allah subhanho wa Taala can easily do injustice how?
By not giving Allah subhanaw taala his rights what he deserves, so you could be an oppressor against Allah subhanho wa Taala how is this when you don't observe the salah? The prayer on its time, you have become a volume an oppressor. You oppress you transgress against Allah, you're committing a volume and injustice towards Allah subhanaw taala but we don't think of it that way.
We don't think of it that way. But we are on the wrong side. When we don't offer Allah Santana his rights. When we are not truthful to Allah, anytime you violate any of the limits of Allah and that is what is halal, what is halal and what is haram? What is obligatory that you do it and what is haram that you refrain and stay away from it. If you violate any of
If you have become a volume, you have oppressed, Allah subhanaw taala, you have transgressed against Allah subhana wa Tada. And that's not the full story.
You have transgressed against your own self. So what is the right of Allah upon you, so that you can follow that thread and observe that thread of justice, you have to learn the rights of Allah subhanaw taala upon you, first and foremost, knowing who Allah is, knowing who Allah is when people deny the existence of a creator, although they themselves are the biggest sign. And the clearest sign that he is that
when a piece of flesh turns, turns around to have life in it, so you have emotions, to have thoughts to have breath in it, where does this come from?
Where does this come from?
And then people walk around arrogantly, if there is a Creator, show him to me, that is a big, huge ego. That's gonna burn these people and kill them.
The shrouded in arrogance. So the first thing, the first word of Allah sponsor is that we know him, we recognize him. We know him for who he is, the Most Merciful,
the Most omnipotent and almighty and all powerful.
He's the one who has given us everything.
He's all knowing. He's the old hearer. He's the old seer. Well, who am I? How come he is with you, wherever you go, wherever you may be, he sees you. He watches you. He hears you. He knows what's in your heart. He knows what's in your mind. He knows your intentions. He knows your subtle motivations. He knows your ultimate end, he knows everything about you, he knows you inside out more than you know yourself.
You have to be aware of this. That's his right. And then that you worship him based on that you treat him based on that. That's what worship means. How you treat Allah subhanaw taala offer him his rights, don't deny him his rights, and don't violate his limits. Who can you do injustice to yourself. And that's the most common type of injustice. And Allah subhanaw taala says, about people what I mean home violence, I mean, on volume on the NFC from among those humans, there are those who are oppressors against themselves. They oppress themselves. They commit injustice and violence towards themselves. And it doesn't even occur to us. The moment you deny yourself the rights to
enter Paradise, you have done injustice to yourself, you are entitled, you are entitled, you have the inherent rights, the innate rights to enter Paradise, you have that rights given to you by Allah, and you're given this life as an opportunity to make your way there. And you've been given the instructions, you've been given everything you need to make your way back there, and it's yourself right to make it there to paradise. But most people deny themselves that rights. And thus they take away that right from themselves. And they commit injustice and they oppress themselves. That's why Allah subhanaw taala uses this term, volume only NFC
an oppressor against himself.
And it doesn't occur to us we think oppression, or injustice is about judging between two or more people.
But Justice runs through everything in life. If you don't do the right thing in any situation, or any context, you're doing injustice.
So when you don't pray, we don't when you don't observe the prayer, you have denied yourself it's right. You have taken away its opportunity, and it's right to make it to paradise. When you do not enjoy the Quran and read it and learn it, you deny your brain and your mind and your heart and your soul, the beauty of the Quran, the light of the Quran, the life of the Quran, the guidance of the Quran, and the knowledge of the revelation of Allah subhanaw taala. So you're doing injustice, you're doing injustice
and who else do we commit injustice towards other people, other people individually, individually, when you don't give someone the rights, their inherent rights, you're doing injustice to them. And how often we fall in that as simple right of a Muslim. You pass by a Muslim it's his right upon you to give him Salam.
If you pass by a Muslim and you don't give them Salam, you have done injustice towards them. As simple as that
As simple as that
any human being on Earth, their inherent right is the basic dignity of a human being respects.
you violate that with sarcasm
with ignoring that person, giving that person a dirty look, looking down upon this person showing contempt or showing disgust with a facial feature, or expression.
You have done injustice, you become a volume, you become a volume.
Look at how the Prophet sallahu Salam shows us how we can actually practice this kind of justice in every aspect. If you look at the Sharia, if you look at the book of Allah, and the instructions of the prophets of Salaam, you will find that everywhere, but it's not necessarily offered as justice as in injustice. It's offered as instructions from the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam.
Look at this beautiful example,
from the Prophet salallahu Salam, how he instructs a husband to treat his wife, the Prophet salallahu Salam says in the Hadith, La
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led not to believe him a believing man, hate his wife, or develop contempt and detest Data Station towards his wife. Because if he hates some of her conduct, or some of her traits, he would definitely be pleased with other aspects of her personality. Look at the engine. Now look at the Justice the Prophet SAW Salem is saying, when you're fishing and your focus is weighted as you treat your wife, or any person for that matter, you focus on the weaknesses, you focus on their mistakes and the shortcomings or the faults or their mistakes.
You're doing injustice, you are doing injustice, the prasada misguiding that husband, that if you find that you're having some kind of aversion to towards your wife, some hatred, you feel you want to turn away from her, you losing that love for her that affection for her.
That's because you so much focused on her negative traits are the things you don't like about him. So he says, You should not hate your wife, if there are things you dislike about her. There are things you like, there are things you like. That's justice. That's justice. So justice is a beautiful prescription for a balanced and happy life, for healthy relationships, healthy relationships, how often
we approach people, we condemn people, we criticize them, we put them down, we point out their mistakes, right. And we think I'm being truthful. I'm giving advice I'm giving nicely.
But we only focus on people's mistakes.
But we don't do the same. When it comes to the good things about them. We see something good about a brother or a sister, or about any human being, we don't approach them and say, you know, what you did was do what you just did was so beautiful. It was amazing. Thank you so much. We don't do that. We only talk about being honest, and being truthful. And giving advice when it comes to picking up people's mistakes and putting them down. Isn't that a bias? And what is bias? injustice? Injustice, it's easy for us to say that. So one so he has this mistake. He said that he said this, look at what he's wearing. Look at his pants, look as his shirt, look at his hair, and his beard, look at his
eyes and his nose. Look at his family, look at his children. You can what he did look at his car, and so on and so forth. Say I'm not I'm not making stuff up. I'm just telling the truth. I'm just talking about what's there. Right. But there is so much you haven't talked about. So many good things you haven't talked about? Why?
When children talk about their parents, they complain about their parents. They say Oh, my dad told me the other day. He won't let me stay too late outside of the house. He wants me to do this. He pushes me to do my homework. He prevents me from coming with this or that trip and so on and so forth. Right. But you forgot you forgot how hard you dad worked to bring food on the table to send you to the best schools to make you wear the best clothes to look after you how many sleepless nights your parents had your father and mother had for you to be healthy. You had a fever. They couldn't even sleep.
You were struggling. They were crying
laying the eyes out for your pain.
But that doesn't count. Now, that doesn't count.
And it happens the opposite way as well. Sometimes parents out of good intention, they want the best for their kids. So what do they do? They push them beyond the limits beyond the edge. And what happens, they pick on their mistakes. They're on the lookout for mistakes. They're happy when they catch the kids making mistakes, they want to put them down and point out the mistakes thing and that's how you develop your child.
If you don't have a balance, you can't develop the child. Why don't you you know, point out the good things they do. Don't often offer them cheap praise, offer them genuine praise, praise what they do, if it's good. You were so kind to your sister. That was really beautiful. That was a beautiful thing to do. Just
keep it up.
As we point out the mistakes, why don't we point out the good things about them. Same thing. We do the same with ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada.
If you look at life, we are shrouded we are you know, we enjoy so much of the blessings of Allah subhanaw taala. But we all know attention only goes to what's missing? What's going wrong? So we're doing injustice to Allah subhanaw taala
if you look around, Allah has given you so much. Allah has helped you so much. Allah has saved you from so much pain and so much calamity. He offered you so much beyond your imagination, beyond your ability to count and enumerate. And yet, when two 310 things go wrong, seemingly go wrong. You start complaining that you live in misery, nothing works out in your life, you miserable. Other people are more entitled or people are more favored by Allah. They get it all, but you don't have nothing.
Isn't that injustice?
Isn't that injustice? When Allah has given us everything, Allah points out in a very simple verse that he repeats twice in the Quran, consecutively
that most of us are focused on the hardship and we forget the reasons why Allah Subhan Allah says in the US FDA in the US for indeed, with every hardship there is ease, but our focus is on the hardship we miss out on the ease, there is no situation that is doesn't have is no situation that doesn't have ease. But we consumed with the hardship, so we miss out on the ease.
That's the thin thread of justice in everything, and everything. Just as even to your body.
Give your body the food that it requires healthy food, healthy food. Give it the rest that it needs. Nurture your body look after it, don't exhaust it, don't abuse it. That's part of justice as part of justice. Would you do worship to it in moderation and in a balance? When you do criticism and advice, do it in balance. When you look at your life conditions, do that imbalance. Don't be biased.
Don't be unjust, towards your Creator, towards yourself, towards people, towards humanity, sometimes towards it sometimes sometimes towards the weather. Oftentimes, we complain about the weather, nasty weather we call it when it's a gift from Allah.
There are so many countries in the world that live in drought.
And then we complain about how much rain and snow we have. And we call it nasty, disgusting. When it's a blessing from Allah. And we forget how many beautiful days we get in spring and summer. And in fall, we forget about all of this, right? That's injustice. It's just injustice.
It's injustice when you ignore the Quran and you leave it on the shelf for months and years. That's injustice, your press the book of Allah subhanho wa taala.
So justice funds through everything in our lives, just pay attention. It might be a fine thread, but we should pay attention and it will bring about it will fix so many of our efforts. Otherwise the thriller and you will come faster.
hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa salatu salam ala Sayyidina Muhammad in while earlier he was so happy about so try to observe this fine thread of injustice in everything and ask Allah subhanaw taala to help you be just to everyone and everything that will bring about so much ease in your life. So I'll conclude this quote by with a reminder just on the announcement the brother did at the beginning, and that's about supporting the Muslim schools. So Muslim schools still in the early stages and we are in dire need to help them out. So do your best to help them our children need good environments, positive environments where they can grow and thrive and learn and we need to
equip them to be able to deal with this life and face it yet maintain their identity and their religion and their faith and their uniqueness. And the Muslim schools are probably among the, the mediums that have potential but we need to put more supporting them. So whatever you can do to help out Inshallah, with the Ebola school, it's in its early stages, and it needs a lot of support and shallot. A lot of this award will be multiplied as it's a good investment with Allah subhanaw taala along with him Amina will be not what it used to be me and I will mostly met Allah here in Oman and what Allama Filipina don't know by now it's rough and IV MD now with a bit of Domina on sadhana
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