The Straight Path Convention in Kuala Lumpur discusses the Divine Rights this year. This lecture is an introduction to the entire theme.
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah Allah Allah He was happy, and we praise Allah subhanho wa Taala we send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his household, his companions. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless them all May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant every one of us goodness and May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant his entry into genital for those through His mercy, I mean, and May Allah subhanho wa Taala accept the admin of every one of us. I mean, my brothers and sisters, the divine rights, as we see is the theme of the straight path convention this year. And I've been tasked with the first talk to introduce the
entire topic, and to ensure that we understand that as human beings when Allah subhanho wa Taala created us, he definitely created us for a purpose, a belief a believes that there is a reason why he was created or she was created. And this is the difference between those who believe in those who don't. There are those who say that we were just created or we were made, or we came into existence by nature. And then there are those who believe that there was a supreme deity who brought us into existence whom we shall return to and those are us, which mean which means we are the believers. So if Allah subhanho wa Taala, the maker the Creator, the nareesha, the cherisher, the Sustainer has
created us for a purpose, surely, he would have told us why he made us and he would require from us having given us the ability to understand having given us a mind and a brain having given given us a posture better than all other breaches of his, he would have actually expected from us, then we look into the reasons why we are here we watch, we listen, we read, we find out we ask, until we are satisfied that we've finally understood why we're here.
And this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala explains to us in Revelation and through revelation, because from the very beginning, when he created Adam alayhis, salam, he made it very clear that the purpose of creation of this man wouldn't be that he comes onto the earth. And he is tested. Allah the
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it is he who created death and life in order to test you. So that's the purpose. In order to test you he created death and life, the second verse of Sudoku, that's the verse and he says in order to test you who from amongst you has better deeds. So we are in direct competition with each other in a certain way, although we are not doing it for one another. We're doing it for the sake of Allah. But Allah says regarding paradise wafi, Danica
vizu, those who would like to compete with one another should actually compete regarding paradise and the ranks in Paradise and the goodness of paradise. This is why when you see the companions of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him when they were told that you are from amongst those who will be in paradise you are from among those who will be in paradise. There were so many of them who were told this, I'm sure a lot of us would know of a terminology Ashura, Alma Bashar or Elijah Alba shereena bilgin, the 10 who were given good news of Paradise, in one phrase of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, when they knew that they were going to be in paradise. Guess what that made them
do? It made them become more steadfast. It made them become closer to Allah, it made them engage in more acts of worship.
asks Mohammed peace be upon him on messenger you are standing at night, your feet are swelling, because you are standing in prayer yet you know that you are going to be in general, the best of creation, the most noble of prophets, you know that Allah has cleansed you completely. You know what he says, of Allah akuna Baden shakoora He says, should I not be a thankful worship? You know, if your mom or your dad tells you, you know, I love you, you're the best. You need to live up to the best. You need to live up to it. So if my mom tells me You're the best, at least I know that I can smile and I can be polite and I can go out of my way to help her and to reach out to her in whatever
way because she really believes
I'm the best. That example is far lower than the example of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Because when Allah tells you something, it doesn't change. When your mom tells you, I love you tomorrow, she might say, hey, the love is decreased. But with Allah subhanho wa Taala, it doesn't happen. But a winner is he or she who understands and realizes this, to the degree that it makes them stronger. And this is what happened to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and to the Sahaba of the Allahu anhu, they understood the plan of Allah, they understood there is a genuine, there is a heaven, we have to work towards it. Even if we are told you are from heaven, it must make us even stronger. So
as human beings, Allah subhanho wa Taala, from the beginning has created us and he's told us that the reason of this creation is to test you who from amongst you has better deeds, better meaning you can have good deeds, you can have good deeds, you can have good deeds. This is why gentlemen has ranks. It's not just one single place, it has ranks, because those who worked harder deserve a higher rank those who did something grand, much more than the others deserve a higher rank, even though you will be in general. And in all honesty, no matter where you are in general. It is worth it. Because it is definitely the mercy of Allah that will take you and i into Jenna, may Allah take
us into paradise, I mean. So what is very interesting is immediately after Allah says that he says something powerful, he caps the verse in a lovely way. And this happens all the time in the Quran with the cap of the verse, the ending of the verse is always very, very divinely chosen. We Allah says, well, who will as he is?
Indeed, he referring to Allah is Allah Aziz, he is all powerful. Allah says he has the power the mind, but he is all forgiving, while connected to some simple explanation is to forgive is not always a grand quality. What that means is, if you do not have any option, but to forgive, and you forgive, possibly, there might be a slight blemish in your sincerity, because you had no option. I mean, I've always given the example of our brother Mike Tyson, if you were to come here and punch someone, you know, and what would you do? So Hannah law, you know, okay, some people might answer differently. But this is just by way of example, you know, you might look at him and say, you know,
thank you so much. Because if you're going to go and punch him back, again, you're going to get about 10, and you'll be on the ground. So sometimes the way you respond that you have no option, you had to respond that way, you had no option. So it might not be mirrored because in your heart, you might be burning to say no way, if I could add a punch this guy back, but when you know if you punched him and he says it's okay. It's okay. Then it's a big deal because you know, he can sort you out, he can fix you and put you where you where you belong, but he didn't. So with Allah subhanho wa Taala, Allah is actually telling us that I can punish you. I am all capable. I'm all powerful. But
guess what? I'm most forgiving. I'll forgive you. So Pamela, look at the power these two are.
One would think that they are opposites because I'm saying I am powerful. And together with that I'm saying, but I'm forgiving, and the most forgiving. So Angela, for the one who asked, forgives. So Allah subhanho wa Taala is giving us hope. And at the same time, he is giving us a warning. So he's telling us why he made us and he's telling us he wants to test us who from amongst us has better deeds, or the best of deeds. And then he's saying I want you to know at the same time I can punish you. I am all powerful, but guess what I am most merciful, my brothers and sisters, never lose hope in the mercy of Allah. Listen to that verse. He's mentioning the purpose of creation. And with that
he is telling you and I that I am most forgiving. So Hannah law, what a gracious Lord. What a forgiving load you have. I have
Allah subhanho wa Taala. So Allah says, lapada fall upon Allah is an Effie Sangeeta Bhumi
surah two teen Allah says I have created mankind in the best of postures. And I always say when Allah says the best, and uses the superlative, you need to understand it's a challenge, a challenge meaning he is declaring to you that I created you in the best possible posture. It means all men, you will never ever come up. Nobody will ever come up with a better posture for mankind than what you actually have right now. So panela and I'm sure those of you who may have who are familiar with some of my speeches, you may have heard me say that. Try and think of your eyes in a different place your nose in a different place your lips in a different place, any organ or part of your body in a
different place. We're lucky you cannot mean imagine blowing your nose from your belly button. It just It's unthinkable. You know, may Allah subhanho wa Taala
Just even your nails, if they were on the other side of your fingers, it would spoil everything. So Allah is telling you look what you have challenge. There is nothing that can become better than that. And this is why when you have the robots of today, where has the final shape gotten to have the latest robots, just like a human being they've got two legs, they've got two hands, they've got like a face here with a little camera, where the eyes on and so on. Why? Because they know that this is the posture. This is the ultimate posture. Allah tells you that I've made you like this for a reason. You are higher than animals.
Your brain your understanding, you need to start asking questions, every one of you. You know, some people say, Okay, I'm a Muslim, I'm not allowed to ask questions, no allows me to ask you about what he gave you what he bestowed upon you, Subhana Allah, Allah is going to ask you, and therefore you need to ask the questions until you are satisfied. So how do I get the responses? Well, there are two things, Revelation will help you. And revelation will guide you yesterday I had a brother who was asking me about all the books, and how do I know for example, that the Quran itself is over and above the other books of Revelation, I said, Brother, you read all these books, you will find
distinctly that the Quran is different. Absolutely. If you're interested, you look at the way the books are written. And I have done this, you go back to the books like the Bible, the Torah and so on, and you read them. And when you read them come in, in the Quran, and you see the way it is written, you will be able to see you will be able to feel and tell Subhana Allah that this is heavenly, this is a divine book, this book is without any doubt, Subhan Allah, it is guidance for the believers. This is why Allah says right at the right at the beginning of Surah Al Baqarah, Allah says,
me Meem. Allah says this book indeed without doubt, in it, there is guidance for those who believe there is no doubt in it. There are two translations of it. One is, there is no doubt in the book. It is guidance for the believers. And the other translation is no doubt. This book has any guidance for the believers. Both translations are absolutely perfect. So Allah wants you to look into the book and look at what he's saying in the book. And the one who came with the book is Muhammad peace be upon him. What he is asking of us not to worship him, but to accept the message into worship god alone.
Allah says O Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, we have never sent a messenger before you accept that we have instructed him to tell his people to worship Me alone to worship Allah alone. That was the message given by every single messenger. If I were to get up in front of you, and call you towards myself, I'm actually wrong. But if I were to call you towards he who made me then I'm right, because I'm going to be on earth for a short period of time. By the time I leave, I need to ask myself have I utilized my time in the best possible way is like a football match Subhanallah if you were to play a football game, and you were to stand on the pitch, and waste your time and look at the others, and
you may lose the match, it's foolish. You need to keep running, you need to keep trying to score a goal until the whistle is blown. The same applies to every one of us. Keep trying keep trying to score goals every minute, even if you scored 15 goals, no problem. keep trying until you have the maximum and the whistle is blown. And you're so happy you've broken history. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a deep understanding, I mean, so from the beginning, Allah subhanho wa Taala did not leave us alone. He explains I have sent messengers to tell you many things, what are these things, the purpose of creation, and the way you shall live with one another.
So there are matters of belief. And then there are matters of jurisprudence, there is something known as cocoppa law, which means the rights of Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala has rights he tells you that there are rights you owe me and I will know you do. The Hadith of
the prophets of Salaam asks, Do you know what is the right of Allah over the human beings or what is the right of the human beings over Allah subhanho wa Taala
and obviously, he wasn't he was inquisitive. He was
To know what are these rights? So what is the right of Allah over the humans and what is the right of the human beings of Allah subhanho wa Taala
The first is what the human beings Oh Allah, you know what the Oh Allah, and this is the first divine right? Absolutely the first
to worship Allah alone. That's right. Simple as that. Worship Allah alone. So where do I get that from? The Quran, the Bible, the Torah, the Psalms of David known as the Buddha, whatever other books have come, they've all agreed that you worship god alone, the makeup alone alone, including the Bible, surprisingly, you worship the maker alone. SubhanAllah you don't worship anyone else. Listen to what Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
bow, I have not created mankind of Jin kind except that they worship me except for them to worship Me, which means to follow the rules I've laid down to stay away from the prohibitions to do as much good as possible before they leave, and then they leave, they come back to me and they will get the prize of what they work towards.
Some people might say, I don't want the prize. I don't need it. My brothers, my sisters, we desperately need that prize. Have you ever gone to bury someone? Have you ever witnessed people die? I'm sure we all know have someone somehow somewhere who's passed away? Where did they go? Well, they would be in desperate need of the mercy of Allah such that when we use terminology in our languages, we say they have gone into the mercy of Allah. That's what we say. Where is this person? Oh, he passed away. He's gone into the mercy of Allah Allah in the Arabic language, they say in Allah, Allah, Allah, which means he has crossed into the mercy of Allah, there is nothing his deeds won't
help him anymore. Only the deeds is already backed away would help him. Once the whistle is blown. You can go to the goalpost and start scoring as many goals as you want. They will laugh at you. And you can say, yeah, it's over. The game is over, it's finished. You need to score while the game is on. So right now we are alive. We are breathing, the whistle. Our whistles have not yet been blown. But if the angel who is tasked with blowing the trumpet of the Day of Judgment, has already taken the trumpet right to his lips, or is about to blow into it. What do you think about my own little trumpet and use our own whistles, our debt, our debt is such that we're lucky man doesn't know if
he's going to have the next heartbeat it could stop.
People have passed away. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us an understanding. So the divine right speak about all these rights that explain why we are on Earth. So you will notice that the first set of rights are the rights of Allah subhanho wa Taala like the hadith of mine,
where it is explained quite clearly that Do you know the right of Allah subhanho wa Taala is that we worship Him alone. So then what is the right of the human beings upon Allah subhanho wa Taala. So the prophet SAW Selim says, the rights of the human beings upon Allah is not to punish those who have worshipped him alone.
Subhana Allah, Allah has a laws, right?
That he has to fulfill regarding us is to honor the promise. This is why Allah says in the Quran, he uses the term in more than one place. Canada Lika Oh, Allah says,
Allah in a few places in the Quran like schottel Furqan. Allah says, when he speaks about heaven and hell and speaks about what he's going to give and so on, he says, this is a promise that you that you are, you know, you can ask about if you get from the Day of Judgment, and there are good deeds that you know, they are there of yours, you can ask about them, Hey, I mean, I don't think it's gonna happen that this good, there's gonna be no injustice. But if they were, you would have the right to ask, I did these these Where are they? They might explain to you when you take the good deeds, but you did other bad deeds against fellow human beings. So these could these were taken as
payment to be given to someone else? That's an explanation. But you have the right to ask.
Why? Because that's why you lived. I mean, when you feel you've been shortchanged, in an examination, you have the right to ask for a remark. In some places, they say if we remark it, and we find that nothing was wrong with our marking, we're going to deduct 10 marks you wasted our time.
And some places they will give you the mark, and they'll say no, you were right. We were wrong. SubhanAllah what we need to understand and realize is with Allah, there is no injustice, they will never be reason to question Allah subhanho wa Taala. But the criminal will want to question because he's going to think he was shortchanged. So Pamela is going to think that this is, you know, perhaps unfair yet it will never, never, ever be
Fail. And this is why those who have done wrong if they were truthful in this world, by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala. When they get to the Hereafter, they will actually be saved by their truthfulness. They will be a man and it's a hadith known as a hadith and the Hadith of the card, a man who will have bad deeds in 99 files recorded each file from the east to the west, and they will be brought in front and he will just be there like helpless, and suddenly a card will drop out of it where he uttered the Shahada, La ilaha illAllah Muhammadan rasul Allah Azza wa sallam once, truly properly in his life, and it will come out of there, and that will be placed on the scale and the
bad deeds will be placed on the left side of the scale. And when the deeds are weighed, that one Shahada will be heavier on the scales, then the 99 files, each file from the east to the west filled with sin, and the person would have been asked, Do you deny these bad deeds before the cop comes out? And he will say, No, these are my bad deeds, I did bad and I've done bad. I tell you, my brothers and sisters, one of the conditions of acceptance of repentance is that you admit your sin to Allah. Many people admitted to their husbands or wives, you know, I need forgiveness from Allah. So I'm just confessing to you who said you need to do that is your husband Allah is your wife,
Allah, you don't need to do that. Don't be mistaken. You confess to Allah alone. It is Allah subhanho wa Taala. This is the beauty of Islam, mine, my forgiveness and yours is not connected to another human being unless I've wronged them. Otherwise, it's connected to Allah. If I missed my Salah, for example, someone I'm not using I drank alcohol because I didn't. But if someone drank alcohol, if someone was gambling and so on, they need to seek forgiveness from Allah will forgive them because shavon has two plans. One is he makes you commit the sin and two is he makes you doubt the forgiveness of Allah which is a which is a bigger crime than the sin itself. Because if a person
drank alcohol or committed adultery, for example, that's a major sin, okay?
They committed against themselves. But when they start feeling after seeking forgiveness, that Allah did not forgive me. They're insulting Allah and negating a verse of the Quran where Allah says, never lose, hoping my mercy shaytan is trapped you into believing that you Allah will not have mercy on you. This is one of the Divine rights of Allah subhanho wa Taala we have to ask him, Oh Allah, you told us you were forgiving. You were most forgiving. I sought forgiveness. I was genuine. Oh Allah. This is the forgiveness. I asked you. I told you I admitted my sin. I regretted it. I repented I promised not to do it again. aloud. Say my worship. I forgave you a table Mina zombie
Kamala Bella, the one who sought forgiveness from sin is equivalent to he or she who did not commit the sin at all. What a merciful Lord. It is an honor to be serving this Lord who is filled with mercy. Subhana Allah Subhana Allah. So my brothers and sisters, don't forget to traps are shaytan one, he makes you sin. And two is when you are now repenting. He makes you think your repentance is not good enough. ask Allah for forgiveness, be happy with the fact that you've been forgiven, it's over, forget about it move on. May Allah subhana wa Taala help us grant us the ability to move on. So Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us
so many things in the Quran, when he says I've created mankind and Gene came to worship me he is referring to the holistic picture of fulfilling the rights of every creature of his and starting with fulfilling the rights of the maker himself. So I said the first right was to worship Him alone. The second right and it's not in the exact order. But the second important thing is to show gratitude to your maker. A sugar is one of the rights that you owe Allah and I owe him, you need to thank him for guiding you. You need to thank him for answering your TA you need to thank him for creating you and giving you the opportunity to worship him. You need to thank him for the goodness
that came in your life because it brought you closer to him. You need to thank him for the bad that came into your life because it also should bring you closer to him. You might wonder how
and I've explained this and saying it again.
When something bad happens to us, it draws us closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala because as believers we start praying to Him. You've been diagnosed the disease may Allah grant Shiva to all those who are sick and do.
You suffered the loss of robbery happened, someone died, limb broken, something went wrong, what happens?
You turn to Allah Oh Allah helped me Oh Allah, you make 200 you make Salah you ask Allah What happened? You became suffering. Allah made you suffer. Allah blessed you by giving you something great. So you think Allah Oh Allah, you brought me closer to you through hardship. hardship is what brings us closer to Allah. If we are believers, especially that way you feel I cannot do much about
If you were unfairly accused, what happens? You tend to this agenda. The other day, someone asked me saying, you know, if someone has done black magic on me, can I break relations with them? And I said, who did black magic on you? And they said, a family member or someone they live with? And I said, How do you know? And they said, The reason is the person we went to for opia told us who it was. And I said, they are lying. Well, how do you know that they are lying? I said, because no one knows the unseen besides Allah. And for that, to have come to us, we would need revelation. And so how does this person give the name and how do they knew all the detail they are communicating with
your Korean or with the gym, that's it. And that's what I'm so what the gym does is the gym lies to this person who might be, you know, supposedly pious and so on. But we all get trapped, don't we? No matter how pious you are, you can get trapped by the devil. The quicker you realize that the closer you become to Allah subhanho wa Taala. So when the genie tells the person that this is the name of someone who did magic on X, Y, or Zed and they tell you this, you need to know the aim of the shaman is to break families is to break strong relations. And you know that there is always some form of animosity if there is a extended Oh, there is always some little you know, squabbles that you may be
having, which is normal, it's part of your test. If you were to believe someone who claims to know the unseen, you've just insulted Allah, because one of the rights of Allah subhanho wa Taala is while Amir kulambu. One had, there is none like unto Allah, no similarity in his names and qualities on that level. So you might have like Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, everything he knew of the unseen was given to him by Allah subhanho wa Taala so it's Allah is Allah Malibu who informed his prophets, the highest of rank being Muhammad Sallallahu sallam. There were so many things that he told us about that were unseen revelation he came from Allah subhanho wa Taala. That was the knowledge of
the unseen known by Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam to the degree of what was given to him by Allah subhanho wa Taala. So it's something very intricate, it's something very tricky, if I can word it that way. We believe it because we know revelation came to him when he told us that this, this is behind the wall, it is definitely behind the wall. One of the rights of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that we owe him is to believe him.
I believe this is why Ababa Casa de for the long run, when the Prophet sallallahu Sallam came back from Mirage, the Quraysh were trying to create doubt in the hearts of the believers, they went to Abu Bakr and listen if a man claims to have gone to buy to mock this and up into the heavens and come down and did this and did that, what would you believe? And obviously, they wanted him to say no.
When he found out that it was actually Mohammed who said this, he said he is saying this, I believe it. So Panama he became known as acidic Villanueva the best of humankind to trade the earth after the prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala Abdullah man, also known as Abu Bakr, Allah, may Allah subhanho wa Taala bless him, and May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless all the companions and be pleased with them. I mean, and bless us all and be pleased with us to me. So my brothers and sisters, it's important for us to know that we need to thank Allah a sugar is shown by Tang, I thank you all I appreciate I like Alhamdulillah cachaca Alhamdulillah Subhan Allah we are engaged in the vicar of
Allah, the vicar of Allah subhanho wa Taala is one of the primary ways of thinking Allah and thanking him for something I've said Subhana Allah 33 times and hamdulillah 33 times. So Allahu Akbar 34 times 33 and kept it with La la la la de la sharika, la
cadena and I can add whatever I'm taught by Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam so many different, so many different ways of remembering Subhan Allah Subhana Allah Allah Subhana Allah Alhamdulillah Allah Allah, Allah, Allah Allah, Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah subhana wa DT, FC he was in a DaVinci when we did the kalamaki These are words of praise of Allah, not only should you be uttering them in the Arabic language, but you should be knowing the meanings of it because to go into the meanings of it is part of gratitude to Allah and that is one of the rights that you owe Allah subhanho wa Taala so this is amazing to think about who your tongue but that's not enough
to get there with that you need to fulfill instructions. I need to fulfill my Salah. What's the point of saying, Oh Allah, I thank you for giving me this day. And I'm looking forward to tomorrow. And then you go to sleep and you wake up at eight o'clock in the morning when the sun shines. And you say well, I thank you for giving me the new day. What happened to salado
By the way,
what happened to Salatu infected by the way, you're thanking Allah and you didn't even think of your morning prayer. That's an insult to Allah. So even if you may have slacking slightly, let's not do that. But if you have been guilty not to have uttered words, show it through your actions because they speak louder than words. Remember that? In the case of Allah subhanho wa Taala both hold value, but there needs to be something known as the public. The public means there needs to be similarity or there needs to be uniformity in what you're saying and what you're doing.
Don't be a person who says one thing and he's doing another thing. Yeah, I
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Allah says, Oh, you believe Why do you say that which you don't do? It's just a reminder to say Remember there needs to be uniformity in your say statements and your actions. many preachers come in, they preach and in their real lives, they are far from it, the value drops because why the man is leading a life of whatever gangsta and he comes and starts preaching regarding Allah. So who would be more effective would be one who tries his best to practice what he preaches. This is what Allah says in the Quran. Surah Baqarah.
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Luna, Allah keytab a fella Jonathan, Oh, are you ordering people to do good yet you're forgetting about yourself while you are reading revelation? Don't you have the mind? Don't you have an understanding? So Allah is reminding us when you talk to people remember? May Allah subhanho wa Taala make it easy upon us. So we all thanks to Allah through obeying His instruction. We all thanks to Allah through abstaining from prohibition. We all thanks to Allah through seeking forgiveness wherever we have faltered. That is these are some of the Divine rights owed to Allah subhanho wa Taala. thereafter we have the rights also divine laid by Allah subhanho wa Taala towards the
messengers of Allah primarily Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam because we are part of his oma. We are part of his oma Subhana Allah. So you have all the messengers that have come down you have Musa alayhis salam you have easily salam, you have our own you have who was with Musa alayhis salam Sulaiman, may Allah May Allah be pleased with them Solomon and David, if I can say it in the English language starting from Adam, may Allah be pleased with him Allah have mercy on him, going all the way down to Noah to lot to Isaac to Ishmael, Ibrahim before them. And Joseph, Jacob and all of these may Allah be pleased with every one of them. Jesus May peace be upon him, all of them were messengers of Allah
subhanho wa Taala. They came with a message or they confirmed the message that was revealed to a previous Prophet, and even Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam he came in Subhan. Allah What did he give us? He gave us Imani Imani at meaning matters of belief. Did you know from the beginning of time to the end, the matters of belief never changed. They were the same. So when when the verses say that all the messengers came with the same message. It's talking of belief. So what are the pillars of belief? Let me explain I'm sure we would all know when we say amen to Billa woman it will come to be
even a lighter one. But these matters were all the same. From the beginning to the end, every Nabhi taught the same Eman.
They all taught allies one they all taught that they are messengers. They are books, they are angels, there is the last day there is good and bad faith that comes from Allah. All of them taught the same. That didn't change what changed was how to believe Allah and what's allowed and what's disallowed known as the Islam of it. So how to pray is different from the Jews, the Christians, the Muslims, and so on. Although they are all Semitic religions, they were prophets who taught that, but it's different. What is halal and haram as time passed it, it was changed in the various revelation to come as a completion you and I know that perhaps a long time ago, there may have been different
situations different scenarios today we have technology that is so advanced. Remember, when Allah has stipulated something, we need to believe that that is the best one of the rights of Allah.
One of the duties that we owe to Allah is to believe that when he has stipulated something, it's the best whether you understanding now or you later or you wouldn't or you don't, you still need to believe you know what, that's the best. And you might want to keep on asking people why is this the best? Why is that the best? How can this How can that it's not wrong to ask you need to know the answers. You might want to know why does a woman get a smaller share? Why does a woman have to cover this? Why is a woman this and that those are
Questions people asked today. They are valid. There are answers for all of those. You need to keep on asking, don't be shy, you may not receive a an answer that is satisfactory to you. So keep on asking until you're satisfied.
And ultimately, remember, you need to be guided by revelation. So going back to the rights of Rasulullah, salam, salam, we need to love him. La
La, La La, la hadoken Hata akuna habla la, la la dee da de de de Wanda ch my amazing Hadith, the prophet of Islam says none of you can be considered true Muslim true believers.
Unless and until I am loved to you more than your yourself, your parents, your children, and all the people.
So if you call yourself a follower of Mohammed Salah, you love it. Absolutely love him. And that love is shown? Yes, you declare it as well. I love it. You can say it, you can show it display it verbally. But more than that is to obey the instruction. what's the what's the point of telling you that that I love you? And that is please get me some water from the free to say I'm not interested. I mean, what happened? I thought you loved me. You couldn't do even a small thing for me. When it comes to Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, it's a matter of Revelation. We love him, we will endeavor to adopt what he said. So how Allah if he said something you always that's it. Otherwise, why call
yourself a Muslim? Why? This is why the prophet SAW Selim says, when you are a true believer, you will love me. And this love will be manifest in your character in your conduct. And we're gonna get to that just now. So the prophet SAW Selim, we believe that's one of the duties towards him.
We love we follow.
We send blessings and salutations upon him as a duty whenever his name is mentioned. So if someone says Mohammed, you're not allowed to say the name referring to the messenger, without peace be upon him.
You would actually be guilty, guilty of a form of disrespect.
May Allah forgive us.
So whenever you hear Mohammed say, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and guess what when you say May peace be upon him, Allah sins, blessings upon you 10 times as a result of that one statement because Allah loves him more than you and I. Amazing, amazing. You say you love the prophets, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah loves him more than you and I. That's why Allah made him the best of creation, the most noble of prophets, he was chosen. So let's continue
to learn what he brought to adopt what he taught to abstain from what he prohibited. sallallahu alayhi wasallam to believe what he taught, what he prophesized what he said, all this part of the rights of Allah of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam that he is
that he is old. Let's move on. We are divine rights connected to the family, the family unit, we may hear about some of these in the next few days. The family unit was created by Allah subhanho wa Taala, chosen by Allah, you your parents, my parents, Allah chose them, they did not choose their children, nor did you choose your parents, Allah chose them. It's divine. So they are rights, you fulfill what what needs to happen, your parents will love them, they should love you too.
If a parent is a non Muslim, I love my parents. I may not like the Khufu that they may be participating in, like a Muslim parent who drinks alcohol, commits adultery, so on. I don't like the action. But that's my father. I love him. He's my dad, the mom loved his uncle that he was not a Muslim, but he didn't like the coup for him that man, but he loved the men for many other reasons being him being the uncle and him having offered a lot of protection to Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam and to the Muslims in the early stages. We know the prophet SAW Selim really desperately tried to deliver the message to him in particular, out of love. And this is why the rest of humanity as well,
we need to have such love for them that is translated as concern. When you love someone, you're concerned. I mean, if you're walking on the street, and I always tell this to my children, when I correct them, and I say, You know what? This is right, this is wrong. And please don't do this in a nice way. And I say, look, I love you. That's why I'm telling it to you. You will not notice me telling people on the street, not because I don't love them, but it's the level of love. It starts at home. Charity begins at home. That's why I'm telling you when you're concerned about someone, if you see someone trying to harm them, you will quickly rush to their assistance. I promise you to
humanity at large. I'm not talking of the Muslims here. I'm talking of non Muslims as well. humanity at large. We need to have a minimum concern of
Subhan Allah not wishing evil for them. Help
them reaching out to them being able to be of use and collectively fulfill the matters of society and community such as security and so on. We need to do this collectively, if we're not collective in it, it's not going to happen. This is why in Madina, munawwara they were Jews and Christians towards the end of the life of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, they lived in harmony with the Muslim in fulfilling each other's rights.
they fulfill each other's rights, they did business with each other, they were honest with each other, but they were not Muslim. They were not Muslim. And this is why we want to dispel the myth that the non Muslims, you're not even allowed to look at them, you're not even allowed to deal with them. Sometimes, unfortunately, or fortunately, they are more honest in their dealings than on Muslims. I'm sure you may have seen this. Now Allah Subhana Allah, Allah forgive us what an insult it is to Muhammad Sallallahu sallam. So going back to the family unit, there should be love within the family. And I told you love does not necessarily translate
in the same way all the time. Because there may be certain things you don't like in the person, in terms of qualities, in terms of habits, in terms of things they do, but otherwise, they're connected to you with blood. You love them. That's my child, that's my father, no matter what he's my father, he might be a sinful man, but I love him. I don't like what he's done. So I that love will make me help him as best as I can. Let's move on.
Parents need to have mercy on their children. The same applies to the older people have mercy on the younger, we have divine rights where if Allah made you born of Allah created you and prior to someone else, they all respect to you, I need to respect the elderly. If I'm sitting and there is an older person, it is the right of that older person that I get up and offer them my seat. That is a courtesy that we are taught to have respect to the for the adults, but the adults also need to have mercy on the young ones. So panela, when you correct them, correct them with love and respect. These are rights because it's the duty of the older generation to pass the torch on to the next
generation. In ninja fill out of the holly Eva, Allah says in Surah Baqarah, to the angels that I am making this I'm creating a vice chairman on Earth, I'm actually creating human being those who will follow one after the other. One generation will pass the torch to the next and so on. So it's our duty to pass it on to the next generation. Similarly,
when it comes to the meaning, and the belief is the Hadid describes us as
or a building. Each brick is supported by the other, the brick that's at the top of the wall would never be there, unless there were bricks underneath it.
I mean, amazing. This is why even a leader we have rights towards leaders, we have rights that leaders have rights towards the lead. Without those who are the bricks on the wall, they wouldn't be one at the top. But because they are strong, the leader is strong solid. If that wall is wobbly, the first thing to drop would be the top. So Panama it's amazing how this example is the professor sort of speaks of the more meaning he says metal more meaning to him.
And one example he gives the exact he gives the similarity of a single body. If there is a pain in one part of the body, the rest of the body feels uneasy and may suffer with fever and insomnia. That's because you're part of one body. So it means we need to help one another reach out to one another care for one another. Love one another love for one another what you love for yourself.
And that goes back to this lady that I was mentioning earlier when I almost said the one narration instead of the other now I can mention the other one. Let me know how do you hate Bernie I see him a Boolean I've seen none of you are true believers until you love for your, for your brothers, what you love for yourself.
I love for you what I love for myself, I wouldn't want to reach you that I wouldn't like to reach me. May Allah Subhana Allah grant us he's my brothers and sisters. So in this way, there are so many rights they are divine rights
towards the believers connected to your tongue. The Hadith says a true Muslim is he or she whom all the others are safeguarded, from the evil of their tongue or their hand, no verbal abuse, no physical abuse. That's a right of everyone else over me.
But it's happening in our own homes. We abuse our spouses, our children and so on and we claim to be Muslim
I think we can do better. inshallah, let's mark the way we talk by the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Similarly, to help to be able to be genuine towards all these duties and rights, it goes well beyond this to the neighbor, to the neighbor, your neighbor has right today you're seated. The person next to you is your neighbor, you need to greet them, you need to make them feel warm, welcome, at least with a bit of a smile, and so on.
I don't think a lot of us do this. You see a revert reverted to Islam. You don't want to greet them, you see someone, maybe their head is not covered properly, maybe a guy with tight jeans and so on. You don't want to greet him Why? Maybe according to you something, but that's wrong.
You have to that's your neighbor, acknowledge them, make them feel comfortable. Do we do that changing today, this conference needs to be such and we from today on need to be such that those around us feel very welcome. They feel so comfortable, they feel loved. They feel like we all care for each other. That's how it should be even if there are non Muslims on a bus or a train or anywhere else.
Not just your home. When we say your neighbor, many people think that it's connected to your house, if I'm living on number 50, the person on 49. And in some countries they go into so the 48
that's my neighbor, that's not your neighbor, your neighbor is even the man who's reading Salah next to you in the masjid, you have to make sure you don't smell because you don't want someone to
know, you need to make sure that you've washed your mouth. It shouldn't be spoilery the Hadith says it shouldn't be smelling of fresh onions or garlic or something where when you said
It shouldn't be the case you wash your mouth, you put on a little bit of some good sentence on when you talk to people. You know, they feel easy, it's beautiful. I want to go to the machine it's comfortable. that's those are the rights that we need to fulfill. Then to respond to the greeting someone greets you, you respond to that greeting someone sneezes, how you should respond. inshallah, I'm going to be discussing this perhaps tomorrow in detail by the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala the sick and the ill and the rights they have when a person passes away those rights these are all part of the Divine rights my time is up.
But it's right that I close for these the rest of the speakers in Sharla. If I were to continue, I'd be eating into somebody else's time. And that's wrong of me. So inshallah it was an introduction. That was my task today. I hope I've introduced the topics and I hope I've given you a gist of what we're going to be discussing in the next two days by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala May Allah forgive us all my brothers and sisters, I am just a brother of yours, and I really do feel the bond. I really am honored to be here in this beautiful city in this beautiful hole with all these wonderful brothers and sisters of mine. May Allah bless you all Jazakallah faith akula Bali hava
sallallahu wasallam Oh Baraka Allah Nabina Muhammad wa salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.