Lessons from Ali ibn Abi Talib RA
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Light Upon Light UK, 31 December 2017
Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah who Allah Allah, he was having a demain I'm indeed very very happy to see all the beautiful faces here. And Mashallah diabolical of the patients the brothers and sisters have been here since the morning, may Allah subhanho wa Taala bless you and bless all those who are here who are challenged as well Mashallah challenged in many different ways people have made an effort to come and I really really thank Allah for giving me the opportunity to interact with you here. And I'm even more honored to be given the opportunity to speak about one of the greatest of the companions of the Prophet Muhammad peace be
upon him. We all know that in rank we have a Baba Casa de la and then we have alley Nabi we have a llama and then we have this man and we have found all the love and and we have not been thought about the
peace and blessings be upon them all. My brothers and sisters Ali, Ali bin Rafi Allahu anhu was a cousin of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He was a cousin of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam their fathers were brothers. And at a certain stage, the father of Alibaba, Alibaba, whose name was Abu Talib was going through financial difficulty. And our European law man who was actually 30 years younger than Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So the father of Allah,
Allah, who was Abu Talib, he decided to speak to his relatives to look after his children. So his brother Allah bus decided to take Jaffa Ignacio parley. And Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said no problem, I will look after it.
So Ali Ravi Allahu anhu, was actually brought up or taken care of by Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, their relationship was very, very strong. And he was in the house of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam from a very young age. And this is one of the reasons why later on abou Polly, who's the father of Allah who looked after Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So it's a relationship that is unique, we need to understand this brothers and sisters. Point number one, would we ever be ready to look after the children of others? That's a question. Would we ever be ready to look after the children of others? Would we ever be ready to look after people who are orphaned people perhaps
who are struggling from across the globe? Would we ever care to become foster parents?
As muslimeen there is a shortage of people who are prepared to look after others who are perhaps not even related to them. Besides sometimes through humanity or through your dean. I think it's a very, very strong point we need to raise brothers and sisters, I encourage you and myself to remind it to myself, let us learn with us learn to reach out to others. And let us start considering becoming foster caregivers foster parents, perhaps and inshallah we will be able to solve matters of the oma and we will be able to earn gender through those. It's not easy. I do know of some who have done this. And trust me, the reward of it is very, very great. So Mohammed salatu salam was one of them.
Therefore, I'm telling you, it's a tsunami. It's a teaching and it's a we follow Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is example, even though he had done it prior to Prophethood I didn't
know the day that the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him was granted. Prophethood and immediately after that one of the narrations states that he saw Khadija been to Hawaii
and he saw Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam praying. At that time, the prayer was not compulsory, but it was there. And as they were praying, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was asked a question by Allah who was 10 years old. He was only 10 years old when the Prophet sallallahu Sallam had Nobu and Prophethood. And he says, What are you doing? So the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, Look, I'm worshiping my maker alone, he who made me alone, I don't worship the idols, I don't worship sticks and stones. I don't worship people. I don't worship this and that I worship my maker alone. And I put my head on the ground for my maker alone. And there was a beautiful explanation. Perhaps the
wording, obviously, slightly different from what I've said, but that was the gist of it.
And according to one of the narrations, he stated that he said, let me go to my father, I want to ask him, so he went to his father, he asked, I would like to follow. I would like to follow what Mohammed is doing and his father told him it's okay Subhana Allah. So he was the first from among the boys, the young boys, those who
have not yet attained puberty to actually accept Islam. He accepted the message of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam while he was in the home and the house of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam just by watching them do something, I asked you another question. How many of us pray at home? That's a question. How many of us pray that our children can see us pray so that they too can be inquisitive? And they too can follow at a young age four and five, you will see them following you even earlier than that, they will want to do exactly what you're doing. If
you are doing the right thing. Subhana Allah, and if you're doing the wrong thing, they will follow the wrong thing. It's important for us my brothers and sisters, to learn a beautiful lesson from this. Let's proceed. As he grew older, he was the companion of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. They loved each other so much. Like I said, he grew up in the house of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam with Khadija
and you know that at the time of the hegira the kuffaar of tourists had decided they want to kill Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam that's what they decided. They surrounded his house. And they were waiting for him to emerge. But the prophet peace be upon him had hatched a plan, a beautiful plan. What was it? He asked Ali Baba,
would you sleep in my bedroom?
And this man says immediately, yes, obviously I would and I will. So he made him sleep in his bedding. And as he left, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam took a handful of dusts. And he threw it one of the miracles was, every one of those who are surrounding the house at the time, began to rub their eyes as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam read one of the verses of surah Yaseen, what john
We are losses, we have created a bar, a barrier in front of them and behind them, and we have covered them so they will not see.
Now as much as this verse is revealed in a different way, but it is definitely the power of Allah that will blind people in two ways. One is in reality, you know, nowadays, and it's very sad.
I met a brother who told me I really wanted to meet you, and I was looking for you, etc, etc. And I told him brother, I saw you three times today, but unfortunately, you were on your phone. I didn't know who you were, and I passed you twice. And I'm thinking to myself, it's like Allah blinding us. You know, put your phone aside for a moment. Let's look at each other. Let's see the path let's see the road. Let's see who's around us. Perhaps a person you desperately wanted to see a friend you needed to see a relative you really wanted to see Mike a pasture and you didn't notice because you are busy. You are busy. Sometimes you don't even see the car in front of us and guess what happens?
six points. Mashallah, is it six points? more than six points of heinola batch 12 sometimes perhaps a fine as well. You might even be jailed in some countries. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us protection from these points to panela say I mean come on man. Mashallah, oh, that's allowed me perhaps, perhaps you need to be a careful driver, my brother. I can see you I heard it. May Allah make it easy.
So, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam emerged from that home and they didn't see him and later on the discovery was early. Imagine he was ready to give his life he was ready to give his life there was a danger that they might storm the home and they might murder the wrong person. Subhana Allah But no, Allah saved him and he had given his life for Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam
this was something very great something great the Hydra is made mention of and he made he draw according to some of the narrations Three days later, when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam sent message for him that it's okay, you can come across May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness. But there is something more interesting about Ali.
As he grew older, as he grew older, he wanted to marry the daughter of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam two years after he dropped.
You know what? Imagine someone wants to marry your daughter. Think about who your daughter is, can she be better than the daughter of the prophets? wasallam? The answer is no. Can they be Subhan Allah?
Or in fact let's think about it for a moment. Here you have Ali
coming to the prophet SAW salon and he wants to marry the daughter. There is a whole story there are a few narrations but we are getting to the point. He had nothing the prophet SAW ourselves in what do you have to give my daughter as a mom? What is a mom? A mother is a gift that is given token from the groom to the bride to say you know what, this is?
the value of the marriage is no way connected to how much you are giving. Remember that the more expensive you make it, the more difficult perhaps you're making it for people to marry. Let's think about it. Here is the Prophet peace be upon him saying, oh, Ali, you don't have anything. What about the armor that you have? He says, Yes, I've got one armor, I've got armor, obviously I use it. He says, no problem, take it to the market, sell it, whatever you get for it, you can give it as a gift to my daughter, and we will accept you.
He had nothing Subhana Allah Subhana Allah, how many of us would give our daughters to a brilliant person who's responsible? He has been in character, but he doesn't really have much well.
See, the silence means none of us. May Allah forgive us. May Allah subhanho wa Taala. Forgive us, I promise you, we've become so demanding. We look at Well, what do you have? The man says,
Well, I just drive a Toyota No way. The day you drive the latest Mercedes come back. If not get out. We don't mind getting our daughters married to those who have no respect in community. Absolutely no deal, no character, but they've got a lot of wealth. People respect only their money. And we don't mind getting our daughters married. Those are the daughters that at times have mostly they suffer because the person they've married, has nothing besides money, no character, no conduct, perhaps an alcoholic, a drug addict, someone who's abusive, etc, etc. My brothers and sisters learn from the example of the best of creation. Don't we say that we want to follow Him we do follow him. Why then?
Don't we allow our daughters to marry those whom they would like when there is Dean in Islam? Subhana Allah when you have a person with great character and conduct What's wrong? So Pamela, why do we object? So this young man goes with his armor to the market and you know, who sees him? They're
a fan of the law and he saw me selling his armor. He says, Why are you selling your armor? He says, You know what? I want to become your brother in law.
Who was married to the daughter of Rasulullah saw Salaam as well. Ali
goes with his arm and he says I want to marry the daughter of Rasulullah Salaam. Now what would happen in our case?
A lot of the times the brothers would actually say meaning the husbands of the sisters would say I'm a rich man and automatically happened or the Lord was very rich. This guy is a Papa he's worth nothing. They would go to the family and say Please don't make a mistake. This guy's got nothing look at what this man says man says you know what? I will buy the armor from you. I will pay you 400 gold coins for it. And one duration says 480 gold coins for it.
I will pay you so much for it and give me the armor you can take that and get married Mashallah, what an honor Subhana Allah
so he got married, he actually took the money, according to some durations for an 80 let's say 480 gold coins. He paid for the armor. And as an economic politics cited going back Wow, I've made some big bucks here. Mashallah Tamara kala, and he's going back. This man says, Hey, come back. So as he's coming back, he says, You know what? You're gonna be getting married. Now. I'm giving you a gift. What's the gift? This armor? So halala I got the armor and I got 180 gold coins. Wow. From who? Someone who is married to the sister of the one I want to marry a lot. But we have a lot of lessons to learn from this. Let's look at our relationships. Would we be prepared to give someone
money to get married to someone? And they're not really deeply related to us as such. We wouldn't even give it to our own brothers. Your brother wants 400 of your bitcoins. No way bro. Not at all. May Allah forgive us. Sorry, I don't mean to interfere in the ruling of bitcoins. But I had to give the example.
By the way, verge is a little bit better than Bitcoin for those who know my brothers and sisters I promise you we're not prepared to let go of anything. So Panama I see some of you are looking at me like Wow, he knows about it. Okay. Yes, I do. I'm also a human being Mashallah.
Well forgive us. And by the way, the Zimbabwean currency when it was around it was just like Bitcoins. So panela is to print as much as they could. And that was it. So Pamela, suddenly, one day they announced it's no longer we tasted them. So Olive Nabil was a fortunate man, very, very fortunate to have had Allah here he is and he ended up getting married what a blessing marriage.
To whom, to the daughter of the best job creation. He chose not based on money. So that's the mistake we make today. We base our choice on money. Well, that's that's a family that got a lot of money. Trust me.
They might have only money, nothing else. And sometimes Allah will take that away. In no time I know of people who've made a decision based solely on money, and a year down the line, that family lost all their money. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala, grant us Dean and luck and maybe make us choose in the correct way. So this was
a man whose marriage and the beautiful story around it, he had such a brilliant relationship with a man.
He named one of his children as man.
Now you might think you know what I only know about Hassan was the same from the daughter of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he only had AlHassan while fussing around the Allahumma.
But after she passed away, she passed away only six months after the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam passed away who was her father?
You know what happened? He married again. He had a few wives from them, the children he had, he kept the names of those whom he loved the most. And we never told about this. So one of the sons of it
was called Abubakar Denali.
Another son he named him have been added on why these ways best friends, no one talks about this. They only say oh, there was a big problem between them No way. I would never name my child a name of someone who might have had a huge issue with no, it depicts the closeness of relation.
He named another child of man Binali. Jimmy And may Allah be pleased with all of them. This is an amazing, amazing thing that people don't speak about. I think we need to speak about it a little bit more. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness and that goes to show the names they kept word of value, such that they had people with those names who are better than what they thought they were Chapin Allah. May Allah subhanahu wa Jalla grant us a deep understanding also with Abu Bakar.
Whenever they saw abubaker Casa de la and they knew that we are going to find Ali.
close by. He's going to be closed they used to walk together. Although he was much younger. If he was 30 years younger than Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam it means he was 28 years younger than Abubakar.
But he used to love him so much walk with Him, follow him go around him the day that Abu Bakr Siddiq was appointed that someone told Ali Vitali
that Abu Bakr has just been appointed the Helene. He was still in his bedroom, he quickly got up and he was putting on his clothing rushing towards him. And he pledged allegiance as one of the first Subhan Allah from the first batch he pledged allegiance to Abu Bakr and he said, I pledge allegiance to you and you are indeed Khalifa to muslimeen. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us an understanding what's a great man. So why is at a young age, very, very young age. So Subhana Allah,
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says about
the Allahu anhu He says, Oh, I
remember he was one of the greatest of the companions, the top 10. In fact, he was 14 rank, powerful. He says only the people will be divided regarding your rank into two. Some will take you very high above your rank and some will drop you very low below your rank, but those who are correct will be neither of the two. They will be the middle path, those who know exactly what your status is. And this was a miracle of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he had prophesized something that happened later on some take him right all the way to godhood. May Allah protect us and some drop him and remove him even from the fold of Islam, Allah but we are the middle part, we say he was
the most honest we will never utter one bad word about him. Never. We will honor him and his entire family. And we know whenever you say it, you must say may Allah be pleased with him.
Allah subhanho wa Taala be pleased with every one of us as he was young, he learned how to read and write. So sometimes, when revelation used to come through, he used to be called by Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam to write it, please write this down because we could write so he was known as catchable Why? That was an honor given to him. Ali,
one of the 10 who were told you are from Paradise. We've been speaking about that the last two days and Mashallah, Mashallah he was one of them.
May Allah make us from among those who are in Paradise, you know, there is a very, very beautiful incident that occurred that brings a lot of joy to the heart, the day of FIBA, when the Prophet sallallahu Sallam had surrounded the place known as haber, and they were going into the fortress, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam at the time of war. He made an announcement in the evening. He says tomorrow, I'm going to give the flag to me
person whom Allah loves. And he loves Allah.
So what happened is as the people were sleeping at night, they were all whispering to each other. Who do you think that's going to be? Who do you think that's going to be each one hoping it's going to be him? I mean, if you heard that, tomorrow, we're going to make a big announcement of a person who's won a huge prize. Like later on today, we're going to be giving away huge prizes. So
you'd love that that way you you would wait, wait for names to be called out, right? The following morning. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam says a nanny econavi Paladin, may Allah be pleased with him? Where is God? And everyone says, oh, wow, look at him. He is a person who loves Allah and Allah loves him in return. That's confirmed by the prophets of Allah Salah. So the prophet SAW Selim gave him the flag and told him Oh Allah, you are going into this fortress, I make you the leader of those who are going in and I want to tell you my piece of advice, and this was at a time of war. He says, oh, alley.
One la Helena Nia de la cama de la hidden hula caminho Marina WA, well, Ah, hey, I promise you. If Allah uses you to guide one person to the straight path, it's better for you than the most valuable of material items of this world. Subhan Allah. He says, only take the name of Allah and remember this advice of mine. Now I pause for a moment for us to learn a lesson from this. My brothers, my sisters, how many of us when we see people who are misguided stray far away from Islam, perhaps they hate Islam? Perhaps they are the enemies. On this occasion. It was a war that was taking place. But the Prophet says, Be careful. You need to guide the people towards goodness Subhana Allah, what's
happening to us today? Do we make an effort to guide people? When we see those who don't like us? They are islamophobes perhaps what do we do? Do we pray for their softening of the heart? Do we pray for example, for that guidance? Do we pray for them to understand us better? Or do we spew hate in return the same way they did?
I'm sure we have a lesson to learn from this beautiful lady
who being totally one person is guided 111 just one, it's better for you than anything that you can have in this world. The same applies to us in our lives. My brothers and sisters, make an effort. Make an effort to work on those who you live with those who are around you and be very, very patient. We give up on our own children. Sometimes we give up on our family members on our husbands on our wife, don't give up keep trying keep praying, I promise you a day will come when you will smile forever and ever. Even if that means eight years down the line, or more or slightly less. It's the plan of Allah when the guidance is written it will definitely come Subhan Allah May Allah
subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness.
So my brothers and sisters remember something when we read these stories, is to ask ourselves, how can we benefit from its application here today? So Caroline, how can we apply it? You need to understand that's why I'm raising this May Allah subhanahu wa taala grant us a beautiful lesson.
This man could not be valuable in the long run. We were talking about his lung abubaker acidic or your loved one. You know how deep it was?
When Abu Bakr Siddiq who passed away
later on, it is not be palabra Viola who decided to take care of his children and married his widow Subhan Allah Her name was a smart Binti who mais, Allah Allah,
Allah, Allah, Allah who married her, and was taking care of Abu Bakr, Allahu anhu son known as Mohammed, Abu Bakar.
That was the love they had for one another. So Panama, how many of us
for the sake of Allah for the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala would marry a widow, or someone who is divorced. I take a look at Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam and I look at his life. He married those who are divorced a widow. That's who he married from the beginning to the end. Besides one, it was only one who he married who was neither divorce nor widow. She was young SubhanAllah. The rest of them were people who were married before. So
how many of us young people here or even those who are slightly older would consider someone who's divorced. What's wrong. She may not have gotten along with someone she got older she can get along with others who knows.
She might get along with you I know of companions who used to say May Allah peace and blessings be upon them. They used to say Look, why don't you marry so and so. I was married to her. I couldn't get
long but I have a feeling she will get along with you. Allahu Akbar Subhana Allah. I think we've lost values and morals. My brothers and sisters, we believe that if you divorce someone, that's it, you got to spew hate. Like I say, mudslinging, you've got to keep on making sure that nothing good happens for that particular person. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a deep understanding. These are the superheroes. These are the ones who who are told for you is paradise. Do you know why? Because they have these qualities. That's why they have beautiful qualities. Imagine someone passes away, and he knows that's my friend should Han Allah. That's my friend. He had a blessed family. Let
me take care of them. Let me marry the widow Subhana Allah.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala. Grant us ease and grant us a deep understanding.
At least let's let's take care of one another. Let's understand if a woman is divorced or widowed, it does not mean she's bad at all. Not at all. She might even be better than others. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us to understand this and realize this. So this was a lesson we learned from Ali.
Then we take a look at some of his statements of Panama, it
reported that one day he was at the graveyard, not the graveyard. And at the graveyard.
There were a lot of people with him. And he decided to address the graves in a way that would be a lesson for everyone. So he asks a question to say, oh, people have the grace, the houses you were in, already housing others, the wealth that you had already belongs to someone else, the wives that you've had already remarried to others. Now tell us we have given you what's happening this side, tell us what's happening on your side. So Han Allah Subhana Allah. And then he read the verse, where Allah subhanho wa Taala says, In
the best provision that you can have his piety you want to prepare, you haven't taken your wealth, you haven't taken your family members, you have not taken your houses, but you will take your deeds, so do good deeds, my brothers and sisters, those deeds will help you in the hereafter. This man was very wise, he was known for his wisdom, so much so that there are quotes of Allah.
Allahu anhu, that people have compiled, I do know that some of them, people just add the name of Allah to give it value. I don't know if you've seen that happening. You find a statement by someone and when you don't know who it is you just like?
That happens that happens when people want to legitimize something, they just put someone's name next to it, you know, and this is why we need to be careful. We need to be careful about these statements. If something doesn't really make sense, or you think perhaps I don't think this is right, do a little bit of research. And you might find that it was not his quotes. It was not from him. People do it to a lot of others who they consider perhaps when they've done it to me and yet I have zero value compared to Alibaba.
And people say this quote and suddenly I see my name next generation I've never said that. I've never said this man. But this you know, we just wanted to add value to give us you get to reward each other what reward cheating you forgetting the sin that you're going to get? May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us an understanding. So there is a story that I'd like to end with seeing that my 28 minutes are up. Can you believe that? I can't I think I need to I need to discount guys. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah grant us 10 more percent each other. So
I live Nabil, Allahu once lost his armor and armor that he had and it was so close to his heart. I'm not too sure if it was the same one that we spoke about earlier, but it was one of his armors. Right. He lost it. And some time later, he was the he was the ameerul momineen, the halifa muslimeen he was in charge. And he had vast kingdom. When he arrived in Kufa. He saw in the marketplace someone selling an armor, lo and behold, it was his. He looks at this Jewish man selling the armor. He says, Where did you get this from? He says, Well, I'm selling it. He says it's mine. No, it's not yours. I bought it from so and so. And so and so whatever it was. He says, No, it's mine. Let's go.
I take you to the body called the meaning the court, the judge, who was the judge. The judge was appointed by
the law and his name was Sri Sri was a powerful judge. He was appointed by Ali raphaela.
Who is taking a Jewish man to that court. He sat in front of the judge whom he appointed and he says you know what? This Jewish man has my armor.
So sure is a mural Mini. Now this was a just Mac ameerul momineen
As much as I would like to believe you, I need to ask you for evidence. Now that's a tough one. You don't have evidence we cannot rule in your favor. He says, I have evidence, the best of the youth. Allison, what you're saying here they are the grandchildren of Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam. They will bear witness that this armor is mine. So Shay says, I know. But children cannot bear witness for their fathers. You know, there is an issue here. clash of interests, as they say. So if the children bear witness for their father, we won't accept it, you better bring someone else. And he didn't have others who were ready. So Sheree decided, yeah, ameerul momineen. With all due respect,
with all absolute due respect, I need to tell you that I have ruled that this armor belongs to the Jewish man.
Guess what happened?
accepted it. He acknowledged it. He thanked him. he congratulated the Jewish man. And he's now going away. So Pamela, but the Jewish man says, you see that brothers, they gave me a discount. You see, it's worth asking for it. Sometimes you don't open your mouth. Even if you have braces, you don't open your mouth somehow, you know what happens? You don't get you go to speak to be able to get they gave me 10 whole minutes extra. So here we are going in Sharla. Don't worry, I won't take up so much. Because there are prizes to come just now. And I don't wish to actually spoil the show.
the Jewish man Subhana Allah, he looks at Trey. And he looks at me, you know, many who appointed him? And he says, Wow,
look at this, the army is actually being told that this is the Jewish man. And in the heart of the Jewish man, he knew, you know what this does belong to Him, actually. So he says,
a shadow Allah ilaha illAllah Muhammad and
he says, I bear witness that he's not worthy of worship besides Allah, and I'm entering the fold of Islam by bearing witness that Muhammad peace be upon him is indeed the Messenger of Allah, if this is the quality that he taught, and if these are the people that he built, then I am part of them. Subhan Allah. question I have even died.
When the non Muslim see us, I think a lot of the times they run away from the deen
in a lot of cases. Why? Because we are not living up to what we should be. Where is the sense of justice? Where is your
courtesy, your humility, your honesty, your humbleness? Where is it gone? oma of Muhammad, peace be upon him. These are the men whom he built. What about us? Wouldn't we like to be the true ambassadors? Don't you want to be one of those who are going to paradise? Well, those were the qualities of those who were told you are from Paradise. What about us, let's develop some of these qualities. When people see you, they should want to be like you. When people see what you do. They should feel connected to you. When people see how you say things and how you address them. They should feel respected. And they should really feel the connection, because you are human beings
after all. So Panama.
Let's learn to respect one another humanity at large, we are part of one family, we are related. Every one of us here is related. And all those on Earth are related because guess where we came from? The Prophet Noah May peace be upon him. And before that the Prophet Adam May peace be upon him, our forefathers,
Allah grant us ease and goodness, imagine this beautiful story.
The character and conduct of the people the justice system, drew them towards Islam. Today, a lot of things, even drift the Muslims away from Islam. You have a Muslim sister, or brother, they are struggling with a few things, and the first thing as you meet them, instead of a Solomonic, who says no for Allah, I mean, is there a reply for that? Am I supposed to reply you somehow, you know, when someone greets you, you're supposed to be back with a better greeting. So if someone says Assalamu alaikum, what should we say? May peace be upon you? Then we say La ku Salam. May peace be upon you to Rahmatullah and the blessing and the mercy of Allah wa barakatu and the blessings of Allah that's
what we should say. But nowadays, you see someone just because of the way they dressed, you say, Stover, Allah. Well, brother or sister that happens to you, I can teach you a better reply. If someone looks at you and says, it's not a little long, Salah La, La quwata illa Billah that's all you gotta do. That's it and I promise you they just look at you.
And then you can tell them what the Quran says when you greet me with a greeting and greet with a better greeting Salah. So you know, you saw Allah's forgiveness for you. And I said, Indeed, all might and power belongs only to Allah Subhana Allah. There we are, with my brothers and sisters. On a more serious note. Let's never judge people. You don't know the struggles of people. You don't know what they may be going through one little push once
Small goodie from you might actually change their life. People are struggling people are going through so much. We're all going through so much in the same way. We wouldn't like people judging us. We shouldn't judge them. Not at all. No one for that matter. Keep guiding keep being kind, and each other you will see the doors opening the doors of goodness.
Getting back to the life of Alibaba.
He was actually murdered. He was murdered in the year 14. Hugely by a man known as Andromeda.
And may Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from fitna the lesson I learned from it and I'm going to close with this is
if people try to create disunity amongst you, and hatred amongst you don't allow that to happen. Do not allow that to happen. When people spew hate, don't let it filter into your heart. No, we should never be tasting rock from one another. But rather, when you see a fellow believer, you should feel so good, you should feel calm, you should feel that I have a brother, I have a sister. And in order to feel that feeling, you should give it to others as well. The problem today across the globe, we find that we are affected negatively more from members of our own movement than anyone else. If you look at the fighting in the killing across the globe, a lot of people who read the Shahada fighting
one another. A lot of it are people who read the Shahada killing one another.
It's happening in our home sometimes when we don't get along with those whom we have a million things in common with. I want to ask you to take home today. something powerful and that is
do I spread love or hate question? take that question home with you. Do I spread love for hate? That's the question one law he Your life will change. If you want to answer that with love. Your life will change. And that starts with your spouse, your parents, your children, your in laws, outlaws whoever they are sorry, whoever they are. Your Community those who agree with those who disagree with those whom you disagree very strongly when Subhan Allah May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all his Barak Allah, I've seen he said three minutes to go Mashallah tabarrok Allah brother, I will give you those three minutes inshallah sign in here and now Allah bless us all akula
Tony hada was Allahu wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad Subhana
Allah long shadow Allah Allah Allah