You Can Always Become Better Muslim
Channel: Moutasem al-Hameedy
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wa you're all had you had you in a beginner Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa early he was salam or Shavon memoriam. Agatha to her Coulomb. Definitely. What could it be that in Bala, 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 and on can guide I bear witness that Nan has the right to be worshipped. Nan has the right to our ultimate love and devotion but our Creator Allah subhanho wa Taala alone, who has no partners and I bear witness that Muhammad sallallahu
alayhi wa early he was seldom is His servant, and His messenger.
Indeed, the best speech are the words of Allah and the best guidance is that of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa early he was selling them.
And the worst thing in the religion or the newly invented matters, and all the newly invented matters in religion are considered to be innovation and bidder, and every bidder is misguidance. And it leads to the Hellfire
in the early stages of the history of the Muslim ummah.
There was a man
living in Kufa, and he was notorious for his misbehaviors
he was a troublemaker. And in his youth, he created so much trouble and he was addicted to alcohol,
he would be the only one in his group in his gang in his clique that would drink alcohol in public. Because that was a Muslim land is prohibited. It's shame for someone to drink alcohol in public and show off. This guy was an exception. He had a rude character, and he would openly in public in front of everyone hold the bottle and drink and get drunk. So this drunken guy at the time was notorious, made so much trouble. put so many people in difficult situations, made a lot of people uncomfortable. So he was notorious. He was known for that kind of behavior.
So one day, he's with some of his friends walking around. And something captures his attention.
He sees a huge number of people gathering around one person on his riding animal on his mount.
So that grabs his attention. Why would all these people grind, you know, gather around one person What's so special about this man? So he wasn't he was curious. He wanted to see, he wanted to find out for himself. So he goes directly with his obnoxious, straightforward, rude manner. And he approaches that man directly without asking anything. And he stops him when the guy was on his writing animal, he stops and he says, Who are you? I want to know who you are.
That that was his style. That was his character. That was his approach. No greetings, no respect. Nothing in the middle of all of these people, trying to have a conversation and speak with that man, trying to ask him questions. This guy comes and abruptly breaks that kind of flow. And he says to this guy, who are you?
And who are these people?
Where are they all gathered around you trying to talk to you or strike a conversation with you? What's going on here?
So one of the guys around he says,
You don't know this guy.
This is an imam shorba shot above their head judge
his head diff?
It says Sherborn head judge Ahadith What does that even mean? What is it? What's more had this? What does it mean? What had this? I don't understand what that means. I don't understand your jargon guys, what are these words?
So they explained to him they say my head this is a scholar of Hadith. That means this person has dedicated his life to studying the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he would travel from one city to the other, from one country to the other, all around trying to collect the narrations from the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasalam the statements of the prophets Allah told me he wants to learn the Sunnah of the Prophet SAW Salem, he wants to learn it, embody it, act upon it and teach it that was his lifestyle. That was his dedication that was his message in this life. So he dedicated his life for this kind of study. He's a mohawk did that's what this means is is okay, that
makes sense to me. Then he addresses this scholarship I've not had judge directly and he says to him, Okay, if you are a scholar of Hadith, you're gonna write Hadith, then the right one Hadith for me, we can still see that kind of background showing on his attitude. So now read the Hadith to me now.
Sherborn had judge was a wise man.
He reflected on the state of that man, he recognized where he comes from, what kind of background he has, what kind of character so he wanted to give him something that might strike a chord with him, might hit a nerve and wake him up.
So he contemplated the state of this man, he said, Okay. He says, had enough to learn on and Fulani he said it was narrated to me from I heard someone so say this, he narrated it from someone so from the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam that he said in me madaraka National mean killer, I mean, Naboo what Allah, either LM Testa he first night nasheeds.
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the meaning of the Hadith says
that from the old wisdom that was given to the Prophets, the revelation that was given to previous prophets who were sent to previous nations. And it's still the statement is still alive today is that a few lack shyness and bashfulness and good character, you can do what you want, you will behave the way you wish. There will be no restrictions, no limitations on you. Because you don't care, you simply don't care. You're gonna behave, you don't you don't even care how you come across. You don't care if you violate other people, you don't care if you make other people uncomfortable. Because if you have no sense of shyness, and bashfulness, and decency, you're going to behave on
you're going to do what you wish and what your desires push you and drive you to do regardless of whether these things are ethical or unethical, whether they are good or bad.
So that's a wisdom from previous messengers that was given to them by means of Revelation, but it still survived until that time.
So although this guy, the drunken guy,
although he had this kind of negative background, still, he had some kind of wisdom,
some part in his heart and his soul was still alive. And it seems that the choice of Imam shot button had jazz who had judged was very wise. So the man seems to have reflected on the words. He said this, this makes this makes sense to me. It makes sense to me. If you don't have shyness, if you don't have decency, you're going to end up doing what you want. You don't care. Because you just simply don't care. He reflected upon his state, because he would drink in public. He would do nasty things in public. He would have no sense of shame shameless, completely shameless.
So that made him reflect upon his life. So he took these words to heart, he contemplated them thought about them.
Then somehow they woke him up.
They woke him up and he asks around, he says, I want to change my life style. I want to become a better person. I don't want to live my life the rest of my life like this. I don't want to waste my life in alcohol and trouble and mischief. I don't want to do this.
I want to feel a different lifestyle. What should I do? So people said to him, why don't you travel to Medina?
There is a great scholar there called the Imam Malik wanted to go to Imam Malik and study with him and learn he says
Want to become?
I want to become like the man who inspired me this should have been a judge. This guy has added his manners his beautiful character. His demeanor inspired me I want to be like him. They said you need to go to Imam Malik and Medina. He can teach you the Hadith. You can learn from him, you can learn from his beautiful character. That's the way for you.
He gets himself ready. He goes to Medina studies with Imam Malik for a number of years.
And a few years later, he becomes a scholar of Hadith.
A scholar of Hadith
this man is actually considered to be one of the main to your overall Imam Al Bukhari. So when you go to Al Bukhari and you're going to check some of the narrations you will find remember how he's saying had death Anna, Mohammed Abdul Muslimah al Parnaby
it's this guy. It's this man just had death and that means he's the shake over Buhari and because he's saying, I was this narration was given to me by Muhammad Abdul Muslimah al Carnaby.
So my teacher, so he's the he became, he became the teacher, one of the main scholars of Hadith. So later on Imam Al Bukhari travels and he gathers Hadith. He searches for him and he comes in, he learns Hadith from this man, Mohammed when a Muslim or Carnaby of Imam Muslim as well does the same. So you will find the name of this guy in generations in Saudi al Bukhari and sahih, Muslim and other collections of Hadith.
He's one of the main scholars of Hadith of that time, Muhammad. Barnaby, then later on his life, he says, I want to be thankful I want to be grateful to the man who changed my life who inspired me. I want to go back to a head judge. Oh, to a show about the hijab. And I want to go, I want to thank you. I want to let him know what that word did to me how he inspired me.
So he travels back to Iraq or to Alaska, where he where Imam Sugarman had judge lives. And when he arrives there, he receives the news that an imam Shortland had judge had already passed away.
He says, My Allah have mercy on the man that inspired me and changed my life. What is the point behind the story, that no matter what you do in your life, or what anyone else for that matter, does in their life, you can always come back to Allah.
You can always change your ways.
Allah subhanaw taala did not create us evil. We were born in a state of purity and perfection. The Prophet SAW Selim says condyloma will do then you will do Anil filtro. Each child is born when they are born in a state of fitrah purity, and the companions of the prophets of Salaam Alaikum ambassadors in Islam, the religion of Islam itself that was given to Prophet Mohammed Salah Salem, to Jesus peace be upon him to Moses, to David to Solomon, to all these prophets of Prophet Ibrahim and Adam and Noah, and all of these great prophets that were given the same message, submit to Allah, because that's human nature. That's how we are born. And the revelation was sent down, to
maintain this nature, and to develop it, and to nourish it, and to make it unfold and express itself in a worldly fashion
that we can see and feel and touch.
So that means every one of us can change no matter what you did in your life, you can always become a better person. Why? Because this seed of goodness is inside you. It's at your core. And when you see someone who has done so much evil and so much bad, don't ever lose hope in them. Don't ever give up on them. Goodness is in every human being.
Who in their wildest dreams thought in the early stages, Bob would have become a Muslim.
When one of the early companions who migrated to Abyssinia to flee, the torture and the the persecution of Kurdish,
one of the women there,
Omar Abdullah, she was waiting for her husband, he went just to do something and he was coming back. So they set out on their journey to be senior among Qatar was a non Muslim at the time and he says yeah, Omar Abdullah, where are you going? Where are you guys going in it at the HUBZone Elaine?
So she says we are running away from you guys. You prevented us from practicing our religion. From being obedient to Allah, you're persecuted us. You tortured us. We can't live among you anymore. We need freedom to worship our Lord alone. You made it hard for us. I'm gonna hottub got emotional. She sent some kind of sympathy in his attitude. She couldn't believe it. Wouldn't her husband came she said I saw something strange. I saw him and he came and he asked me he said what are you guys go in?
And I told him that we are running away. We are fleeing Makkah because we want to worship Allah. We want to be safe. We want our freedoms to be able to worship Allah
And I felt a change in his attitude. He said, Can Allahumma
May Allah be with you? He said, may Allah preserve you. That's a mobile hubbub.
So her husband and that's the point her husband says
you seem to have hope that I'm gonna have my change and become a Muslim. She said yes. He said, Well Allah He
cut you slim. He modeled Nahata. Well, I used to remove them. He says the donkey the writing animal of his father might become a Muslim and change his mind, but not Omar, Amma will never do that. And who gets what happened? One of the main leaders in Islam, one of the best companions of the Prophet SAW Selim, who influenced had had such a great influence in the history of the Muslim ummah. So don't give up on anyone, no matter who they are. And whatever happens, don't ever give up. Don't give up on yourself. You had sins, you've done so much evil, you've wronged so much people still. Still you can always come back to Allah subhanaw taala. So you can always make a change and make a
difference. You can always embrace your true nature and that is loving towards Allah That is obedient towards Allah, that recognizes the way of the messenger Salah Salem and realizes this is the only way to embrace my humanity. This is the only way to make it to Allah subhanaw taala and be true and authentic.
So this is a beautiful part of our religion that opens our eyes that never give up on yourself. Never Never give up on any human being. As long as their hearts are beating, as long as there is breath
coming in and going out.
As long as they can open their eyes. As long as they wake up. As long as there's life in them. There's always an opportunity and a chance for change. A cola COLA that was the federal law and you want to come and testify