Channel: Mufti Menk
Lecture from Masjid Al Falaah in Harare Zimbabwe
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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah why Allah Allah He was happy he, woman why Allah,
all praises due to Allah subhanho wa Taala blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
his entire household May Allah bless all of them without exception. All his companions May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless them without exception. And may Allah bless all those who followed. All those who are following, and all those who will follow May Allah make us from among them. And may Allah subhanahu wa taala make it easy for our offspring as well. To be steadfast on the path up to the end, may Allah subhanho wa Taala take care of them, even after we have left. I mean,
my beloved brothers and sisters, every Wednesday, we gather to learn aspects of the lives of the illustrious those who have passed on before. We have covered the lives of so many of the companions of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and we have covered the aspects of the Sierra of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. This evening, I've chosen to speak on some of the aspects that sometimes we take for granted. The reason I've chosen this is because a lot of us would know details about the birth, and perhaps the hijra of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the names of his family members and so on. We've been hearing that a lot. And yes, it's very important for us to know
this. But what he says is of great importance is for you to be able to walk on the path that he walked upon, that is the most important if there is a solid line, and the leader is walking on the line. And he looks back and tells us if you would like to wear if you would like to get to where I have got to, all you need to do is walk on the same line. And so what happens is we become oblivious of the fact that the most important thing is to look at that line, to look for the line to make sure it is the line, and then to walk on it. And this is something that makes you and I who we are muslimeen and very honored to be from the followers of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, ask
yourselves, and the question is for myself as well. What is the honor that Allah has given you? What is it? Do you think it's in your wealth? Do you think it's in your looks? Do you think it's in your eloquence? Do you think perhaps it is in your family? What is it that Allah has blessed you with? That you would consider the ultimate honor? Have you thought of that?
In all honesty, it is one thing. The fact that Allah has chosen you and I to be from among what is known as the oma the nation,
the oma the followers of the one whom he created as the best of creation.
If one were to ask, why did Allah make one being and say he is the best? What is the answer? The answer is that's up to Allah. Allah did it and he told it to us. The best of creation is Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam don't become jealous of the status Allah has bestowed upon him. Just like it is wrong to become jealous for what Allah has bestowed others what you have, Allah chose for you. What I have, Allah chose for me, what the next person has Allah chose for them. We cannot become jealous of one another. We cannot hate one another based on the virtue that Allah has bestowed upon them. Um, yeah, sudo.
Allah is asking a question, do you become jealous regarding the favor that Allah has bestowed upon the people? Then Allah says, Do you want to know the biggest favor We bestowed for the day in a ban on him and kita Obi Wan
Kenobi name. We have bestowed Abraham and his family with something that is vast.
Revelation multitap which means revelation if you have it, Allah is favored you. It was given to the prophets, the most noble of all the prophets, Allah chose to be Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. That's who he is. Not only is he the best of creation, but above that the others who are always
Considered topping creation who are messengers of Allah, Allah says, You we raised you above all of them. Subhana Allah, you cannot ask why?
Whenever you know, you know what you don't know, you don't know you surrender to it to say the maker told me so. And I believe so. Don't we acknowledge that amongst us there are some who are wealthier than others, who gave them that wealth, Allah, there are some who are more knowledgeable than others who gave them that Allah, there are some who have been favored by Allah in various matters, some people's lives, very successful. They seem extremely happy, and others seem quite sad. What happened? It's Allah, it's part of unless plan, I cannot say why did Allah give him and not give me I have to say, oh, Allah, I thank you for what you have given me. And I am honored to be linked to
the one whom you've given the most to? That's an honor. Imagine the wealthiest from amongst us here, you are his best friend. Would you ever see a bad day? The truth is, you wouldn't, because if he was really your friend, and he was as wealthy as everybody said, he was the day you had a bad moment. For example, He would rush and tell you listen, anything, just let me know.
While some of us might do we might be saying to one another, let me know and the day we let them know who you find. They don't even want to answer the phone. But it doesn't happen with Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. It is the honor.
That is ours that Allah says, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has been favored. And your favor is the link with him. That's what it is. Because when we favored Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. We gave him the guidance. We gave him the book, we gave him the revelation. We told him to give it to others because we wanted others to get that guidance. And when they got it through him, it was an honor that they recognized the messenger Subhana Allah, you recognize a messenger Imagine if a president sends to you someone to give you a message. And you just think this is a man walking on the street, you don't even allow him into your premises. What would happen? You will foolish not
to recognize that you know what, there is a police escort, maybe perhaps there is a vehicle that is marked. Perhaps there is another sign you need to be alert enough to be able to recognize that yes, this message is coming from the president. This man let me honor him. He will walk into your home you will tell him welcome you will listen to what he has to say you will smile. And today is you know we are living in an age where everyone is so proud. They might even want to post on the internet. What exactly has happened? I met someone big. Just as well you recognize them. So the point I'm raising is to recognize Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the honor that's from
Allah. We have recognized him, don't we say la ilaha illa Allah? What comes after that? It's not complete. Mohammed
Rasulullah Ah, amazing, amazing. Allah says you want to declare that I am one you need to declare something else? Because that is the honor. How did you find out about Allah? It was through Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam why Allah chose him. There you are the honor. So I've spent moments explaining and reminding myself and yourselves that the honor is actually the fact that we are given a gift of Allah, that we are part of the oma of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, the man that we have, it comes through that I have belief, you know, people say the biggest gift is a man. It's correct, because a man came to you through the same thing, some kind of law. People say the biggest gift is the fact
that you are following Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam Indeed, the biggest gift is you are worshipping Allah alone. Indeed, because Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam taught you what to do. I'm reading the Quran, the word of Allah, how did it come to me through Muhammad Sallallahu sallam. This is why it is considered an insult to hear the name of the best of creation and refuse to say May peace be upon him sallallahu alayhi wasallam
Don't be shy to utter it aloud.
I always find myself in tears when I visit the rural areas of my own country. And I listen to people whom you may not even have considered extremely knowledgeable when the name of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is uttered Allah He they are not shy to utter sal Allahu Allah, he was Sallam allowed all at once. And the more you go into the urban areas, the more shy the people become of saying something Allahu alayhi wa sallam it is affect.
Change that my brothers and sisters you want to honor? Your Honor comes by honoring the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Don't be shy to repeat it 100 times. Whenever you hear his name, say it. It's the honor. Do you know what Allah says? We heard the verses in Salah Malaysia.
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Allah and the angels and blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam oh you who believe, do the same Send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the instruction is from Allah subhanho wa Taala and I can tell you something else. Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, whenever anyone from amongst you sends blessings and salutations upon me, Allah sends blessings upon them tenfold. So the honor is still ours. Monson Allah, Allah sallallahu alayhi wa whoever sins blessings or salutations upon me once Allah multiplies it 10 times and sends it back to the same person. So when I say sallallahu alayhi wa sallam aloud, that might be
my ticket to heaven. Do you know that it's my ticket to Jelena perhaps because I love the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam enough to be able to say sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam a million times if it is said if his name is said and even if his name is not said Guess what? It is an act of worship, just to declare that to send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Do you know what he says? He says, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says,
Those from amongst you who are the most deserving of the intercession on the Day of Judgment, that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has been honored with those who send the most blessings and salutations upon him.
And this is why they are competitions, competitions, meaning like on a Friday, for example, who is the one who will send the most blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, so the name is recorded this person 200,000 times Wow. Subhana Allah through the day, what was it a Friday? You and me not even twice a small film Allah forgive us? What's the competition? You haven't even said hello.
You haven't even started? Let's let that never happen. We enter the fold of Islam by a declaration. It is the declaration of faith. I bear witness there is none worthy of worship besides Allah, and I bear witness that Muhammad May peace be upon him is the final messenger of Allah
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
So when Allah says that I to bless, and salute or send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Who am I to become arrogant to say, You know what? I'll see. I'll think about it. Like I said, don't be shy to say it aloud. Even while I'm talking today. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us all tenfold and more. Now let's go to see what is it Emma, what is it I am supposed to be doing? When it comes to this great messenger? There's only one word, one word, not more than one word. Follow. That's it, follow? Follow the leader. Whatever he does, you do whatever he said you follow whatever he said, don't do you don't do whatever you're doubting, throw it out,
especially in terms of that which you would consume, that he has made it clear and he says and hallelujah in walhalla mobian halaal is clear Haram is clear. In the middle. There are things that are not so clear, people are debating, leave it out. That is the messengers path. So whatever he says, Allah says in the Quran, on
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whatever the messenger has instructed, you consider it an instruction. Whatever the messenger has prohibited, consider it a prohibition and fear Allah be conscious of Allah. When he says, Don't do this, you won't be there. When he said do this, you will be there.
That is success.
So there is something beyond that. Sometimes you find Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam didn't say something. No, did he negate? No Did he prohibit but Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us that if you would like our ultimate success, follow him whatever he did in his life, even without talking. He might not have told you that this is how you should treat your wives. He has spoken about the treatment of wives but the details of what to be done.
Adding treatment of wives he says eurocom eurocom, Li, Li, Li Allah, the best form amongst you is He who is best to his wives. And the term goes beyond just the wife, it refers to the family.
For example, my family, so he who is best to his family members is the best form amongst us here. When your family can stand up and say you are a lovely person, you are indeed a lovely person. Do you know why they live with you? 24 seven, they know you, what's the point of the whole world who only sees you for a few hours sometimes saying you're a wonderful man, and your wife is struggling, crying, and she's making dua to Allah that you die because she doesn't want you there anymore. What's the point and you such a, you know, you consider yourself a big man because the world thinks you're a top shot. When
the Prophet says the honor is when those who know you inside out, can bear witness that you are a top person, then that is the honor. So panela so this is something amazing. He spoke about it. And you know what he said at the end, after saying the best from amongst you, He who is best to his family members, and I am the best to my family, from from amongst all of you. Which means if you want to know how to deal with your family members just come and look at how I deal with my family. That's what he told us.
So you take a look at how he spoke. He never ever swore Not once. So if you swear, there is something wrong with your soul, Allahu alayhi wa sallam. If you swear, if you have vulgar words come out of your mouth. You're not toeing the line, you're not following that solid line I was talking about. Because you are saying I love I love but you actually don't. It's just lip service. stop swearing. Every one of us can take something from that.
It doesn't have to be a vulgar word, but a hurtful word he never ever said a hurtful word to any of his family members. Let's be honest, myself included, aren't we guilty of saying words, that makes some of our family members weep at times change that. If you really want the honor, to be yours in the greatest way. Follow here is the path we are telling you. There are things we take for granted. Number one, the tongue
with whom, with those who are the most vulnerable, these are my children, they will break they will scratch, they will damage they will get hurt, they will get sick, how do I react all of that is just a test to for you to prove that you're following a certain path. You're not just doing what comes to your head. Human nature will make you want to become a little bit upset and angry, your email and your gift, which is the biggest one of being an own Mati of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam will make you realize that you know what, I shouldn't be reacting in a typical way that we are taught perhaps on the screens and on the net, and in the movies and everywhere else. I must react in
a way that I believe Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam would have reacted.
A few days ago, someone asked me a question that, you know, I would like to go to a certain place. And that was a very bad place with evil things were happening. And this person told me Is it okay or not? And I wanted to answer them in a way that they understood where I was coming from. I said, Look, ask yourself. Would Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam ever go there? He said, obviously not. He's gonna be back at the answer. So I said, Would any of the companions go? This is obviously not they were Sahaba. I said, Would any of the muslimeen of the first few generations go there? He says no, because they were taught. I said, wouldn't you like to be top come on? Wouldn't you like to be this
is okay, okay, I get your point. I get your point.
But it shouldn't have gone all the way there. If Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, you wouldn't imagine that he's there, or he would be there or the Sahaba would be there. It's enough for you to say I'm not going there. It's over. It's enough. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant is for us. Yes, we are living in different times, but within the limits of what is permissible, we should be living at what it is.
So your family, there is Muhammad Sallallahu sallam. There were so many other things. He didn't speak about what he did with his family members that were not only the best, but they become an act of worship by you adopting them. I give you an example. He helped his wives he helped his family members get on to the conveyance at that time, the camel
how many of us would be bothered to open the door for a family member unless the car is brand new
and consider it as soon as
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. That's why we said you want your life to be perfect. The more you follow on the path, the more perfect it becomes. It will never reach perfection. But you aim there and you're going to get somewhere, you become a happy person.
King never ever had trust issues, nor did his wives mail us peace and blessings be upon them all. Never had trust issues, why he was upright. Today, half of our life is a secret. You have a code on your phone, and you have not a thumbprint. But you're so worried that in your sleep, your wife might actually put your thumb on to your phone. So guess what, you have a toneprint
Allah forgive us.
It's foolish. We are so secretive because we have something to hide. Let's be honest. What do you have to hide? What is it?
Then if trust issues are not going to come up? What do you expect to come up? Where is Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam and we are you and I?
We can change that country. It has to start now. Become straight where your relationships are manifest. People trust you they know you, your family trust you. How do you expect the people in the community to trust? How do we expect them to trust us when our own family members don't trust us?
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Kerala hi Kathy, ah, indeed in the life in the entire life of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi. wasallam is a beautiful example to emulate and to follow, but for who for those who are looking forward to something to what those who are looking forward to Allah, those who want Allah, you want to link with Allah, Allah sent you a messenger. And he said, not only is the revelation that I have sent the Quran alone, but anything that was done by this man was actually from me, so Han Allah, so you follow it, you follow it, and you get goodness, not only in this world, but even in the hereafter. Allah says, the example of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam will only be taken seriously by
those who want to meet with Allah, those who want to have a link with Allah, those who are looking forward to getting to Allah and those who are bothered about the last day.
I'm bothered about the last day. So Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, when he used to drink with his wives. And this is in relation that is recorded, he would I shall have the law and he would wait for her to sip and he would sip from the utensil at the exact spot that she slipped from in order to make her blush. And then he had a name for her because she used to blush a lot he used to call her Rosie, for example, in the Arabic language Humira one who becomes red one who blushes because she used to blush a lot, but he used to make her blush, how many of us have made our own wives blush?
It's a sooner, don't be embarrassed.
And you must be sitting here thinking, Oh, I'm married for 30 years. Well go and think about it. You can still make a blush Subhanallah sooner talk about the sooner Why don't we activate something of this nature, your life will become so fruitful. You will it will be worth it. So hannula it's worth it. When she used to eat about the Allahu Allah. He you know, the bone that she would eat from he would take that bone and he would, he would make sure she's looking at him and he would turn the boat around until he got to the spot where she was eating from. And then he bought it from there. And she blushed again. So I'm Ulla
with us a mouth bar. That's what they call it, isn't it? I can't drink from here. I'm going to get bacteria. That's what it is. That's your spouse. May Allah forgive us. It's a reality. I'm talking fact.
We talk of some people think you know what this man is a good Muslim, my brother. Islam is not determined by only that which is outward. That which is outward is extremely important. But at times, if the inside is hollow, trust me, we lose out in a big way. Developed outside and the inside as best as you can. We've been warned about pretending to be pious, when in the hidden life that you have, you have something going that is far from Allah and very close to shape man.
Let that not happen. So take a look at this Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. When he spoke to his wives. He used the best and the
Ask yourself, when you are talking to your spouse, do you use the best and the sweetest words, the sweetest words, they would love to hear him speak with us, they would love that we shut up stokfella because you don't have anything good to say.
My brothers and sisters, this doesn't only apply to the men sooner, it would apply to the females as well. Use the best the most loving the sweetest words to speak to your husbands so Hannah law
utter these words. And you know what, not only will it improve your relationship, but it's as soon as you will get a reward for it. It could just be your ticket to gentlemen, you know, I always read that there will be a scale on the Day of Judgment. One of our Alma was in a lotus polynomial, mighty fella, Allah.
Allah says, the scales of justice shall be blamed on the Day of Judgment, nobody will be oppressed at all. So they weigh the good deeds and the bad deeds. Say for example, picture it for a moment, your good deeds a day your bad deeds a day and you know what, it's now you just worried looking at it. And you think to yourself, I wonder what's going to happen and suddenly this sweet words that you added to your husband Mashallah they come they they on the scale, and suddenly tips start stripping? What saved you? What was your ticket to Jenna, tell me, what was your ticket to general it was something minor in the eyes of other human beings major in the eyes of Allah, it got you two
gentlemen, it tipped the scale. The beauty is Allah says, if your good deeds are more than your bad deeds, we are not worried about what bad you've done, you will go to general SubhanAllah. The problem is we don't know the weight of the deeds, we don't know. So something we consider a minor sin might be heavy in the eyes of Allah. So when it gets to the skin, we won't. We won't believe that we see we thought it was such a small thing, for example, to accuse someone of having an affair. Allah says that una una
de la Halim, you think it is a small statement, but in the eyes of Allah, it is massive. It caused sleepless nights for innocent people you entered into the life of someone you had nothing to do with their sin was between them and Allah, why did you accuse them of having an affair? Why did you even go into their lives? Allah says that is a heavy, heavy, heavy sin.
This is why we say keep on doing good deeds. You never know which good deed is going to be your ticket.
So the sweet words we're talking about
being kind and good to your family members, reaching out to them being there when they need you being bothered about their health. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to be so concerned about the health of his family members, not only his family, because he was the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he was bothered about the entire oma
with us. The child is sick. A week has passed you haven't even bothered to even ask what's going on? The doctor lives right next door. You haven't even bothered to go and see the doctor and you say Don't worry make dua suddenly you've become pious, Mashallah make dua Well, when you have a big disaster, we are all going to sit and say to him what's going to happen, you will get irritated because it is important, but together with it. Allah has blessed you with a capacity you need to make sure you use the energies bestowed upon you by Allah subhanho wa Taala to do something about the situation.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness,
we take it for granted. Let's take a look at some other aspects of the life of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam beautiful, absolutely beautiful. One thing I love is the story of Anna Sidney Malika of your loved one. Do you know who he was? He was a little boy. At the time when Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam made the hijra and came from Mecca to Medina.
Do you know what happened? People were coming with gifts. You know he was someone who came in new, the companions that come in they were new. So those who were living in Medina were known as unsolved, unsolved, meaning the helpers they helped those who came in, you know, today when you have expatriates coming into the country, people say hey, look at these experts say there's too many of them now, and you find statements being uttered or hurt will lie if you want to learn something from the Sahaba of the Allahu anhu you will welcome your brothers and sisters and you will make them feel at home you will reach out to them and ask them if they need any help Subhana Allah that's the
feeling of a moment. I'm saying this intentionally for us to revisit the way we look at things.
So what happened to the answer? Let me explain quickly, they were coming with gifts to the
Various Mahajan, and obviously the best of the gifts were coming towards Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, and he did whatever he wanted to do.
He would take and he would give someone he would take, and he would use perhaps if he needed something. It was not wrong for a newbie to take a heady idea, meaning a gift, but he would never take a charity. They even tested him.
They tested him. salmonella virus, he says, probably Allahu anhu, I was working in the orchard of a certain man. And I wanted to test because I heard from the scriptures that this man will not take charities, but if you give him a gift, he will partake from it. So he says one day I came with some dates. And I told him, this is a charity. He took it and put it on the side, he gave it to the others. And then when I came the next time, and I told him, this is a gift, he ate one from it. And then he said, I knew that this is correct. This is gonna be one of several points that he made mention of So getting back to Anna's been Malik. He was a young boy, young boy. His mother came to
Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam saying, oh, messenger, everyone is bringing gifts to you. I have nothing to give you. I have nothing to give you. But I have a young boy, my own son, I want to give him as a gift to you to be a servant to fulfill the chores that you may have within and outside your house.
I want him to serve you.
The Prophet sallallahu Sallam looked at the young boy radiating face, beautiful smile, and the boys ready for the service. Imagine how they were trained to love Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam so much that I'm giving my son and he's going to go That's it. He's going to serve Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam and he will just work, no payments, no nothing, meaning you're just going you're not a slave. You're not anything of that nature. You're just a person who is being given as a gift from your mother to Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam to serve. So Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam said, Okay, this woman was absolutely intelligent, extremely intelligent. I tell you why, today when you look at the Hadith
that is narrated, and when you read and has been Malik narrates, you know it is something a lot of people didn't know, because he was inside the house. They see, the honor came later on when you see and the Sidney Malik Do you know, he was the last one the Sahaba they allow him to pass away or one of the oldest in age.
And at the same time, he knew so much because he lived inside the house. He knew how Nabi sallallahu wasallam got up how he slept, what he said what he did, how he ate what he preferred, what he didn't, a lot of these private Hardy, they will come either from the wives of Rasulullah Salam or what is known as the Hardy Hardy, meaning a servant. So Anna Sydney Malika, very interestingly. He says, I started serving Mohammed salatu salam. And I served him for 10 whole years, how many years 10 years? Not one month, two months, five months, 10 years.
So we spoke about spouse earlier, right? We spoke about family members how important it is to utter good words to them. Now listen, this is a servant. He says Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam Ashwini pharmacol Alia Finn,
not once did he made an expression that was hurtful. In 10 years, he didn't even say that's the word used in the Hadith. of, of means, a sound that you make when you're upset. You know, when someone does something and say, you know, different people make different sounds in the Arabic language they say, of, of meaning, you know, it's a sound to say your cross, you're not upset. You're not supposed to be in fact, you're supposed to control when you're upset. What you see, that's your test. That's your heaven. Those are your deeds. And a Sidney Malik is saying, I served I was a servant. I serve Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam 10 whole years, not once. Did he say to me, I was never hurt by a
statement that came from his mouth, not once. And you know what else? He says one more call Alicia in Santa Tolima. sanata, not once, did he say when I did something wrong? Why did you do this?
He would correct it himself. Imagine if your clothes are burnt by someone you're paying to iron. What happens? I think, not only with the cloth, the clothing be on fire. But the person would also be fired.
And sometimes the words we utter a worse than releasing them from the job.
I recall, there was an uncle
who had someone working for him for 15 years. And one day this man made a very big mistake. And he happened out of curiosity to turn on the engine of a brand new vehicle that was there thinking this is an automatic car, and he damaged it because he didn't know the difference perhaps between the accelerator and
The break. And what happened is
the man who was the employer found out that this would happen. Everyone told him to fire
his employee and he says, you know, 15 years, he's worked. He has served me dedicatedly This is the first major mistake he's made. I forgive him.
I'm not encouraging people here to damage other vehicles and to claim that you know what, we heard that you should be forgiving. The point is the relationship between employer and employee that is the point look at Anna Sydney Malika Viola when he speaks so highly of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, I want you to go into your lives and think of the people whom you work with you work for or who work for you. Do they have good words to say about you? If they had to bear witness for you? Would they say this man is a really good man. He's one of the best whom I've met. If that is the case, you are treading the path. You're walking on the line. The sun Allahu alayhi wa sallam is in order.
If you know what I'm saying, There is no point in me saying I love the prophet and I am leading a life heading to hell, when he was calling me towards heaven. There's no point in me loudly uttering sallallahu alayhi wasallam and as soon as I walk out, I'm a devil. That's pointless, completely pointless. Like I'm saying, there is something wrong with your soul. Allahu alayhi wa sallam means when you say May peace and blessings be upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, it should come out of your love and your readiness to follow him. That's what it should be. It should come from the bottom of your heart when someone says Hey, how's it how's it and he's smiling at you? And you know,
it's not from the heart. You're very uneasy, because you know, hey, this guy here. He damaged his whole day whole night. He's harming he does. And now look at him trying to pretend like he's so close.
hypocrisy. Let's protect ourselves from it. And the Sidney Malick so close, young boy, he comes up and he says one line later on in his life. He said well, he I saved the messenger for 10 years sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when I did wrong things, he never told me why did you do this? And why didn't you do this? No way. He just did it. He smiled and he carried on
May Allah improve us may we improve ourselves by the help of Allah subhanho wa Taala let's move further the same idea and a Sidney Malik. And now we're speaking about some of the qualities the physical features of Mohammed Salah, salah
and a Sydney Malika Viola and my brothers and sisters, this is in honor of the prophets Allah Allah I will end with this point in sha Allah, it is in honor of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam when I say honor, you know Allah created him in the most beautiful way.
Nobody was more good looking than Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam nobody had physical perfection.
Like Muhammad Sallallahu sallam. A poet says it is as though he was created how he wanted to be created Subhana Allah
engineer mentioning how beautiful this man was inside out completely every aspect of the term beauty sallallahu alayhi wasallam so under Sidney Malik with tears in his eyes, he says well law he, what did he say at the beginning? He spoke about how 10 years I serve this man and 10 years he never told me a word that hurt me. He always said good words. No matter what. Brothers and sisters, those we work with or for or colleagues say good words. Follow the song. Say the best words. Go home today and tell yourself My life is changing. The way I speak to those around me shall change. If only that happens today. You have succeeded and survive.
I tell you, he says well ah he mama says to cousin wala de bergeon wala Harry Ron, Eliana mean, Kofi Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, what an honor. He says my brothers.
I have never touched. I have never touched anything. Any silk or soft material, any kind of silk softer than the hands in the palm of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam so he's describing for us how soft the hand was. It was so soft. But it was not out of laziness or the fact that someone is wealthy and they've never touched anything that the hand is soft. He was the most hard working from all but Allah blessed him with soft hands.
You know, when you work very hard and you shake someone's hand you can tell this man works very hard. He's got blisters, you probably digging the field, probably whatever else. And when you have a soft hand you think this man's quite wealthy. It's just a guess why? He doesn't touch a plate man. Everything's done for him. For us, that's the criteria. They saw Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam do
himself. He was the most hard working. Do you know on the day of conduct? Well, ah, he they were digging, they were digging the companions. They were complaining of how hungry they were, because there was no food and they had a deadline to meet and they had tied a stone because at that time in order to combat the hunger, you would tie something on your belly so that your the acidity doesn't affect you because your belly is empty. When they someone said something to Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, they noticed he has two stones tied.
so he worked even harder. So Anna Sydney Malik says he has such a soft hand. I've never felt anything softer than that. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the honor of shaking that hand in the Africa
and then he says
warmer shame to miss can Walla burn up the Obama era Araki Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Allah He I have never smelled anything like musk or Amber. No perfume, no matter how good smelling it was. I've never smelled any perfume that is better in scent in smell, and the perspiration or sweat of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam imagine what must have been
that scent sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you and I when we perspire, people don't want to stand next to us.
They don't want to stand next to us. It's actually a stench. It's a bad smell of foul smell. People feel uneasy, it's hot. You know we're going to sweat we're worried with Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam it was the other way around. Subhan Allah when he perspired it the whole room began to smell. How beautiful sallallahu alayhi wasallam This is enter Sydney Malika the Allahu anhu telling us confirming to us that he was the chosen one. He was subtle. Allahu alayhi wa sallam, he was the most noble, the highest of all creation Subhana Allah.
So this narration of Anna Sidney Malik is only one there are so many other narrations where he speaks of things that have happened in the life of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam where he was a servant of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam and he noticed and he saw so many Hadith, but I've only mentioned one, in order for us to be able to protect our tongue, my brothers and sisters, with these few words, I say, let us take a lesson. And let us take home something at least something become conscious. What I've said today is not difficult to adopt. But it needs dedication. It needs a person to make a resolution now to say, you know what, I'm changing the way I speak. I'm going to speak properly,
clearly. I will choose the best words, I will lower my voice you know, the prophet SAW Selim never yelled Have you ever known that he never yelled. And in fact, in the Quran, Allah says regarding screaming that in
Kerala, Swati lasala told me the worst of sounds is the sound of a brain donkey. A brain s why, when he prays, like when someone is yelling, you don't even know what they say. They screaming, the throat becomes hoarse. You notice that? You don't even know why. Why is your throat so hoarse? You've been yelling all day at who he is workers, man. Are you a Muslim? Are you really someone who follows Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, go back, go and read what he used to do. And then ask yourself, Am I really a follower?
Your throat wouldn't have been most for the wrong reasons. May Allah bless us? I hope our homes can become more beautiful homes. I hope our workplace can become beautiful. And I hope we can be living examples of who Muslims are supposed to be today. You and I know that people who are perpetrating crimes in the name of Islam have more or less hijacked this beautiful name and tarnished it or tried to tarnish it.
And guess what? It makes what I'm saying today even more important for us to be able to fulfill those non Muslims who know us will bear witness that Muslims are actually good. Muslims are really wonderful people. If you want to learn just watch a Muslim, watch how he lives and live like that. That's what they will have to say. But today sadly, they look at the Muslims as they watch these guys. You want the biggest crooks you get from amongst them. You want the biggest cheats you get from amongst them you want the loudest mouth to get from amongst them the most vulgar of all from amongst Is that really true? I hope not. May Allah subhanho wa Taala not let that happen in our
midst. May we all be blessed May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us all and our families. Once again we see May Allah subhanho wa Taala as complete blessings and salutations be upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam sallallahu wasallam albaraka al and Amina Muhammad Sallallahu byham de su panic Allahumma BMD Ganesha to Allah Allah Allah illa Anta esto fue Luca wanna to boy Lake