The Way To Goodly Life
Channel: Moutasem al-Hameedy
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All praise is due to Allah.
We praise Him.
We seek his aid, and we ask for his forgiveness. We seek refuge in Allah from the evils of ourselves and the evil consequences of our actions. Whomsoever Allah guides, none can lead astray. And whomsoever Allah leaves to go astray, none can guide I testify that there is none worthy of our worship and devotion but the Almighty Allah alone.
And I testify that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa early he was in is His servant, and His Messenger or you who believe, fear Allah as you should be feared and die not accept as Muslims in a state of submission to Allah, 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 your sins, and whoever always Allah and His
Messenger has indeed attained a great achievement. The best words are those of the Almighty Allah.
And the best guidance is that of Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa early he was salam. And the worst things in the religion are the newly invented matters for all the newly invented matters in religion are heretic innovation and be there and every bidder is misguidance.
Allah subhanho wa Taala addresses Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
what the Prophet sallallahu ala he was sending them and his mission is about Allah says one there are certain NACA in Russia meten rely on I mean,
that's a summary of the totality of the message and the mission of Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mercy,
mercy from Allah and mercy is the hallmark of goodness, Allah when it's good for humanity. So he sent messengers with the truth with instructions and guidance about what good really is,
so that they know it. They recognize it, they abide by it. They live by it, and they enjoy it and benefit from it. And this leads them to paradise to eternal bliss. Besides on
loss upon water is closer to Allah.
So the message of Islam is about goodness,
and Islam are synonymous in many respects.
And that's why Allah subhanaw taala he talks about all the prophets and we know that all prophets and messengers and messengers were sent with one message from Allah to humanity to worship Allah alone. And that's the message of submission to the Creator of the heavens and the earth. Obedience, devotion to Him alone.
When Allah spoke about
Prophet Yahia alayhis, salam, Allah said about him, what your island a MOBA can, even Americans, and Allah and made me mobilock wherever I may be mubarak here, the scholars of Tafseer a lot of them said that I am someone who brings goodness wherever I may be.
If I'm in a gathering, I bring about goodness, from an a situation, I'm making it better. Everything in my life is about making things good. It's about engaging in good. And in the same Surah Surah Maria Allah subhanaw taala speaks about Prophet Isa Alayhi Salam.
that he made him blessed as well. He made him mobilock
That he is blessing wherever he goes, he brings about goodness. And this is what Islam is about. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam describes a believer, a true believer. He gives him the example or the analogy. So one day the prophets of salaam was among the companions. And there was a young man a young companion among them a teenager at the time. Abdullah neuroma, Radi Allahu anhu, the son of
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says Matthew Szeged methadone mini Kamath Elisha Jonathan Hydra Lariat Asako to Walla Walla Walla you to hit the example of the believer is like a green tree whose leaves never fall and never sheds those leaves
meaning it's always green it's always beneficial it always has something good to give
the colonel told me I shall Java together he assured Java together for our to an Akula he and Nicola so the companies were saying maybe it's this tree or that tree. And beloved Norma said I said I wanted to say that it was the date palm tree.
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for Karla he and Nicola the prophets awesome said it was a Nicola so Abdullah told his father Ahmad later on that I wanted to say such and such I'm going to hop up said
no Anika Alton I kinda had the Yemen cada waka Oh wish you wish you said that it would have been, you know, dear to me than such and such like great fortunes, because he wanted good for his for his child. But what is the point here behind this hadith the scholars who commented on this hadith they say the date palm tree is all about goodness, there is nothing in it that goes to waste. It gives beautiful sweet fruits, people rest in its shade. You can use its branches and its sleeves to build ceilings for houses for different you know, pieces of furniture and so on and many uses. You can use it as fuel for fire
for the warmth in the winter.
And the trunk can be used to make pieces of furniture, nothing goes to waste everything in the date tree is useful and beneficial. And this is throughout its life in all the seasons. So the scholars said the Prophet sallallahu Sallam likened the believer to the date tree because it always gives good
because this is what a man makes about a person. This is how a man transforms a person they live their life becomes about good because we live in a world where everything can be translated to the very basic language of either good or evil. There is nothing in between.
If you are not engaged a good if your presence is not good. If your contribution is not good, then it's evil.
We were brought into this life
To understand what good really means and to live it, to internalize it, then communicate it and spread it.
And that's why there are things in Islam. Any kind of act of worship, that extends its benefits to others is more valuable in Islam. The scholars have a name for that. They call it a higher element I identify who in a lawyer. This is anything that is good any action whose benefit extends to others, it's always given precedence in Islam.
It's given precedence in Islam because a believer is supposed to live the good life. And when Allah says in the Quran, when Allah saw the hem in Dhaka in our own farewell movement, fellow Nausheen, who HYAH Tompa, yerba,
whoever does good righteousness does good righteousness means good.
Male or female, why they from a state of belief, from an essence of faith in Allah.
Then we shall give them the godly life, we shall grant them a godly life, a life of goodness, what is the life of goodness, most people think it's a life of enjoyment. But that is secondary to good to goodness, the reality of a life of goodness that it's a life that brings about good,
alive, that stands on principles of good and truth. And then that, that yields to others, goodness and truth. And all of us are supposed to live that kind of life.
And there are levels of goodness,
the least amount of goodness that you can do is to hold back any harm that you could inflict on others. At least you know, if you are not able to be good, then don't be a source of evil Don't be a source of harm to others.
And that's why the prophets Allah Allah Selim says in the authentic hadith, Al Muslim woman, Selim and Muslim all mean this and here we are, the the true Muslim is someone who's who the Muslims are safe from his harm. He doesn't bring about harm to others harm by his tongue,
or physical harm.
That's the least of goodness.
There's nothing less than that. There's nothing good less than that, because what's less than that is harm is evil.
So as a believer,
the bottom line that you can, can that you should not go below. Otherwise, you'd be sinning. You'd be transgressing the limits of Allah if you go below this line. And that's to hold back your harm from others. Many people strive to do good. And they have high aspirations. But what do they do at the same time, they backed by others, they slander others, they speak ill of others, they wish others evil.
You know, what has more precedence over you doing great things for humanity is that you will hold back your own harm. That's where you start. Because if you don't achieve that level, any kind of higher level is most likely contaminated with a lot of self interest.
If you're not able to hold back any possible harm from yourself, whether it comes from your heart, you wish others bad, you don't want good for them. You're not happy with someone someone is blessed by Allah subhanaw taala.
It puts a grudge in you when you see someone being blessed by Allah either by what health,
by peace of mind by some kind of possession.
But then it by anything that Allah has given the why even beauty, or anything that Allah has given them.
Goodness starts in the heart,
that your heart is clean of any filth.
Oftentimes, when we talk about good people think about engaging in physical visible action. But that's not what good starts. That's not where it stems from.
This is a later stage of good.
This is a later stage in advanced stage of excellence. You don't start at the highest level in any field.
You have to go through the stages. You have to start with the alphabet. Before you are able to write a book in a language you need to study the alphabet.
Then you need to study words and understand words and phrases, then syntax and how words are put
Gathering how meanings are made by means of clusters of words.
Then you have to understand style
and how words convey meanings, and how there are shadows of meanings, and how there is coherence between meanings and unity of a theme.
Then you start building paragraphs, then you start writing a unit or a chapter, then you end up with a book and most likely the first few books are not actually good books. That's the process that a writer goes through in a lifetime.
But there are people who want to write a best seller, what is that right is they the moment they come out of their mother's womb,
when it be good, I want to achieve the highest good possible
you will live a life in vain.
Most likely, if you don't go there, if you don't take the gradual path, the proper progression, then there is something serious about how you understand good
the place you start is by having a good heart towards others. There's a famous statement
that was set from a tablet equal even though it'd be cooler, but
he said well law him as a MOBA couldn't be careful. Be careful it is alert anyone so yeah, well that can be shown in work all of your colleagues.
It was said to some of the later companions that Abu Bakr did not excel. He wasn't better than any than everyone among you
for an excessive number of praying or fasting, but it was something that was in his heart.
So another person from a subsequent generation made a commentary and he said, McCann if you're called to be a be backer
and not really learn on the head battle, how you really limit meaning. What was in the heart of Abu Bakr was purity towards Allah, pure love of Allah and pure obedience to Allah and love of good for the believers. For others. That's what made the Boubacar Abubakar.
Notice it's not about the visible actions, the number of Raqqa that you pray the number of days that you fast.
It's about the root of them.
That you have a heart that is not contaminated with selfishness, in the hate, grudge, Venom, toxicity
and self centered centeredness. No, you have a heart that you dedicate completely to Allah. You say Oh Allah, you shake my heart, and he self interest that I have come secondary, if it aligns with what Allah wants, then fine.
Only when you achieve that you will be able to progress to the next level. And that's when you start to engage more, in words of beauty words of goodness,
engage more in the Quran. Now, when you start to read the Quran and study the Quran, you will understand somehow magically, how because you purified your heart. Many people think understanding the Quran is more of an academic level. There is that academic side to it. But a lot of what blinds us to the meanings of the Quran to the insights of the Quran to the guidance that you have, in the words of ALLAH is that our hearts are contaminated with so much filth, that it creates a screen around it, a wrapping around it, that the meanings of the divine words never sink into our hearts. And that's why we struggle we read but we don't understand.
And the Prophet SAW Selim described that and identified and diagnosed that state with the hilarity when he said your Quran Al Quran, Allah Yuja was at home, they will read the Quran, but it will never go below the collarbone meaning it will not get to their hearts. Why? That's what we call you know, you understand it in your head, but not in your heart.
Your hands in the Arabs used to say you understand it with your tongue. Because for them there was no intellect except that has to do with the heart.
So understanding the Quran, knowing what is helped and what is valuable, what is true and what is false, is not purely an intellectual or academic or cognitive. End of
it has to do more with you with a heart when it's clear of all the filth, it starts to understand because it was clear
You need to comprehend. But when you fill it with a lot of nonsense, and you keep hiding that and pretending to be good by putting on a fake facade, and then you feel good about yourself, then you won't be able to understand the beauty of the Divine Words.
It's a purely spiritual matter, first and foremost.
And that's why people today don't know what good is.
Our definition of good and evil is skewed. Most people, you ask him, what's evil? And you trace back? If every answer they give, it really goes down, back to pain.
People assume pain is evil, if it's psychologically emotionally or physically painful, to me, or to other people, that it's evil. That's only a small side of what evil is?
Where do we get the definition of good and evil? From where does Where do these concepts come from?
They come from Allah, from the Divine, without Allah, there is no good and evil.
And what good
is what comes from Allah?
And what Allah loves, that's what's good.
So there are things that are not painful, but they are more evil than anything else that is even excruciatingly ly painful.
And that's why people sometimes ask a question, you know, there's someone who lives a good life, but they just don't worship Allah.
And they're really good, the good in their heart. In a unit, you need to revise what good really means.
Because you are talking about only one spectrum of what good really means. And the good that you're talking about originally comes from Allah. We humans don't know what's good and what's evil.
except what Allah told us in the Quran and in our fitrah that's why we recognize the good
we recognize the good so that's where you start. And then when you engage with the Quran, from a pure hearts, from a pure heart, your presence has to become good. Whoever you're dealing with, specifically your family, your immediate family, the prophets lesson and said how you will compile commonly the best among you are the ones who are best in their family to their immediate family.
So if you are good outside and you have a lot of friends and you are you make people laugh and enjoy your company, but at home, everyone is hiding from you. Everyone is avoiding you. No one wants to mess with you. You're not good, you're just a hypocrite.
Then you bring that goodness to other people to humanity.
You bring that goodness to humanity, wherever you are just like yeah, hey, Ali Salam and Isa Ali Salam anonimo bow rockin.
And Allah made me good and a source of good wherever he puts me wherever I am. I'm good.
Many people want to be smart. They want to be strong. And I think it's about being aggressive. It's about being violent. It's about it's about being prideful. It's about being disrespectful.
You compromise on the goodness of your heart. You compromise on your chances with Allah to make it to paradise. And then only then good will start to flow from your system.
You start to live a life of goodness, you engage with the Quran. You see the Quran reflects on your life reflects on your tongue reflects on your heart you stand in prayer before Allah you stop asking Imams How do I get here? Sure.
Because lack of short, lack of connection to Allah, lack of Love of Allah is a symptom of a heart that is filled with so much poison.
You keep playing video games, you keep watching non stuff, you keep reading a lot of nonsense on your newsfeed waste your time then you expect to have who should you expect to understand the Quran you expect to have goodwill to others
what goes in corrupt your system every second every minute in your in your life counts use it good so that good will come out of you probably heard that was tougher. Hola Hola. Hola, como estas?
Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa salatu salam ala Sayidina Muhammad Ali, he was heavy.
So the believer is someone who has a godly life and a godly life and in this world and in the next and that means
Living goodness, they harbor goodness in the hearts.
They speak on the goodness and they bring out only goodness, if you squeeze an orange, you can't expect grape juice to come out of it, only the orange juice comes out of it. Why? Because everything brings what's in it. And a human being when you're squeezed by life, either by easy circumstances, which is a certain type of squeeze. Or hard circumstances is that which is a different type of squeezes, well, what's in you will come out if it's good, it will show it will show and that's as a believer, this should be this is the path to Jannah. Everything in Islam that is obligation that is recommended that is good in Islam is actually good, these are synonyms. We don't want to be lost in
the language, everything that's held on everything that's macro, it leans more towards the evil. And the things in the middle that are neutral, they're not like have no charge of good or evil. But they depend on what you use them for. They have the they have the the flexibility to be used for this or that. But they're not neutral.
This is why no second no minute in your life goes to waste. You're either getting closer to Jana, or closer to the Hellfire by every thought you entertain by every intention that you develop by every word that you say and but by every action that you act out.
And this is what the account on the day of judgment is going to be about you will be held accountable.
So this is just a reminder to myself and to yourself. This is what Islam is delivering goodness delivered about to your life that life is about good. And good is what Allah loves and evils what Allah hates. That's it, goodness comes from Allah. Evil is a violation of what Allah loves.
So you either live a good life or a bad life, we ask Allah subhanaw taala to make us from those who live in goodness and act out goodness in their life. And we ask Allah subhanaw taala to give us a bigger life, I will conclude this with just a reminder that today as part of our goodness as well.
You know, we know brothers and sisters who suffered from the earthquake in Turkey, and Syria. They need the help and hamdulillah in the stance of the Muslims worldwide is amazing and beautiful and shows the spirit and bond of the Brotherhood of Islam.
But we need to do more, we need to do more this there are hundreds of 1000s who have lost their lives, who have lost their houses 1000s 10s of 1000s who lost their lives, families who lost their provider in the family. They need to put their life to go back from scratch. And we can help them you know coffee money can change a person's life over there. So that's something we can do so every little you're able to give please give it be generous today make this an expression of the goodwill in your heart with the hopes that Allah with the hopes of helping someone who's truly in need, who is desperate for need. And we ask Allah subhanaw taala to accept from all of us Allah McFeely
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