Channel: Mufti Menk
A lecture delivered in Male, Maldives making mention of some of the most basic rights of Muslims towards other Muslims.
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
smilla rahmanir rahim In the name of Allah subhanho wa Taala Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Alhamdulillah he was salatu salam ala rasulillah who Allah Allah, he was happy, Germaine.
We praise Allah subhanho wa Taala we send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his entire household. All his companions, we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to bless them all. And to bless every single one of us and to grant us all goodness in this world. In the next my brothers and sisters, I started off by saying a Salam alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh.
And I heard the response, not as grand as I would have expected,
but I heard it.
If one has said it on behalf of the entire congregation, it actually is enough.
But I want to start off by making mentioned that when we greet It is actually a prayer. And it is a powerful prayer. When I say to you, or when you say to me As salam o Alaikum,
it actually is making dua for you, supplicating for you that you be in peace and at peace.
May peace be upon you what type of peace, the elephant lamb at the beginning of Salaam, which makes it as salaam actually makes it include all aspects of peace. So it's important for us to know this, every aspect of Peace be upon you, you might be
perhaps in some form of difficulty, hardship, but may you always be at peace and ease. And on top of that, when we say May peace be upon you, the first thing is my declaration to you that I will not harm you because I'm the one making your for your peace, I will not harm you. So in actual fact, I am telling you, I'm declaring to you that from me, you will not be harmed.
And then I say over and above that, what I am a to la de wabarakatuh which means the mercy of Allah or the blessings of Allah, both of them, in fact, the mercy of Allah be upon you, and the blessings of Allah be upon you. That is something unique. It is something amazing. No religion has such an in depth greeting.
I've heard some people just say peace, peace. Yes, it comes from the Islam, or the religion of Islam or the Muslim mean, when they say May peace be upon you, and the mercy of Allah and His blessings. What a powerful
the first rights. The first rights that I have over you or you have over me is that you greet me and I respond to the greeting.
This evening, we are talking about some of the rights of the Muslims, some of the rights we have over one another. And I started this way because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam says, Allah do look Amala amarin either file to move the hubbub, should I not show you something? Should I not show you something that if you were to adopt it properly, if you were to spread it properly, it would actually result in mutual love.
It would result in mutual love. One might say why do I need mutual love, especially the new generation? There are all these questions they will sit with their iPad without even wanting to talk to anyone else. And they will say why do I need mutual love I tell you, in order to prosper, you need mutual love. In order to enjoy the few days that you have on Earth. You need mutual love. In order to build your nation you need mutual love, you need to work together, whether you like it or you don't like it. You need to work together in order to build your nation. In order to build yourself in order to be able to build even your family. You need mutual love, you need one another.
Allah says in the Quran, while at
Lebanon calm. Do not forget to be virtuous to one another, that virtue, the kindness, the fulfillment of rights of one another. Do not forget to be good to one another male and female. Do not forget each other's favor, to favor one another and to understand the favor that the others have upon you. That is a great gift of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. This is something that Allah subhanho wa Taala has given us as a gift so when someone
Assalamu Aleikum, it is actually as soon as soon a means to be able to fulfill the teaching of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that teaching that may not be absolutely compulsory, but it has in it reward it has in it virtue because it was highly encouraged by Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and this is why some of the scholars actually say no, it goes beyond that, because there is an instruction of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam, where he says, of Shu Salama of Salama means spread this Salaam, you and I know that Salaam also means peace. When I spread the true Salaam, the greeting, when I start with the greeting, I will be able to spread true peace. how I've just
explained, because I'm praying for peace, I make sure I will not harm and if I pray for your peace truly, whenever I see anything or anyone trying to harm you, I will make sure that I do something to protect you from that harm. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah bless you all, and May Allah subhanho wa Taala truly bestow upon you and upon I, the piece that we are talking about, for Indeed, the primary piece is within the heart, it is within worship. When you understand your maker and you understand you are going to return to your maker, you will be at peace, you will be at ease. But when you haven't understood it, no matter how hard you try, no matter how much you greet each other, there
will be no peace. Do you know why? hypocrisy creeps in?
If I were to read your Solomonic just because I want to meaning just because I have to, not because I wish to. I have to. You're a Muslim. I'm a Muslim Santa Monica. That's it. While I'm lucky to hear that from you because nowadays, people don't even greet.
There is a narration of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam wherein he says there will come a time when Salam will be for my area. You know what that means? Marika means only if I know you, if I know you, I need something from you. I know you're wealthy, I know your imposition and so on then I will greet you know don't let that happen. Subhan Allah to sell him Allah coolamon arasta woman lamb tarrif you greet all of those those you know and those you don't know. That is right.
And guess what? The response is compulsory because Allah says in the Quran, what we
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When you are greeted with a greeting, then respond.
The response is now compulsory, because Allah is telling you, you must respond with something better than that greeting.
So what is better? Someone says a Salam Alaikum alaikum salam wa rahmatullah someone says Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah you say, salam wa Rahmatullahi wa barakato. I went one above you, and we stopped at wabarakatuhu over and above that, how do I become better someone said As salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
I don't have much more to compete, but I can say while a como Salam Rahmatullahi, wa barakato. And then I make sure that I smile in his face, or I make sure that I go out of my way to protect his image, his dignity behind his back, I will not talk bad about him, I make sure that I talk good about him behind his back. That is when I have fulfilled the right of that greeting. I fulfilled him the problem we have today, and voila, he is all over the world, people will greet you Salaam Alaikum, my brother, as soon as you leave, they say that man is not a good man, that man did this, that man did that that man is an alcoholic, you want to help him stop telling the world what he did
make a difference by telling him or by praying for him or I positively contributing towards the solution, rather than talking behind his back. If you have a problem with me, you don't need to go to the whole world and inform the whole world because that makes you not a good Muslim, a true Muslim, the right of the other Muslims upon him is that when he hears or sees something bad from him, number one, he prays for him, he makes a draft for him. That's the feeling you have right over me If I see you do something bad I need to make do I have for you, Oh Allah help that man. Not only is he a human being, but over and above that He is my brother in faith. My brother in faith. So I
make dua I pray number one, number two is I come to you my brother, you know, I saw something and I'd like to bring it to your attention, I believe what am I doing? It is my right that I speak correctly with the best words to my brothers and sisters. Choose the best words if Allah
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When you are calling towards Allah when you are calling the People of the Book towards Allah when you are calling people towards Islam call with lots of wisdom. And with the best speech with the best reminders and even if you are arguing or debating, make sure that you have used the best and most effective words. This is when I'm speaking to the non Muslims. What about when I'm speaking to my brother in faith? Don't you think it is much more important to use beautiful words my brothers and sisters. So it is absolutely important for me to use the best words when I speak to you or about you. That is a duty if I don't fulfill that I have not fulfilled my duty as a Muslim upon the rest.
So this is why I was saying person speaks behind your back. He has not fulfilled You're right. Allah subhanho wa Taala says or Allah yo Babu boo bah bah do not engage in Riba of one another. One might ask what is Riba? While I tell you the Sahaba of the Allahu anhu asked the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when he said at aduna mal Riba Do you know what is Reba? He says, V Kuru ka haka. Bhima, cara, mentioning your brother or sister with that which they would not like if they were present. And you spoke when they were absent, to speak about your brother or sister in their absence with words that they would not like negative words, that is Riba and Allah says, are you?
coolala Murphy Mita fuckery. Joe, would you like one of you that one of you would eat the flesh of his dead brother?
Would you like that? The answer is no. Well, to engage in backbiting is something similar. It is something dangerous one narration says it can be worse than fornication and adultery.
Because that you seek forgiveness from Allah He may forgive you for it. Regarding Reba, you need to seek forgiveness from a fellow human being they may not forgive you because they are not a four or Rahim or most forgiving, Most Merciful. Remember this. So it is dangerous. It is detrimental. My brothers and sisters when you talk about one another behind each other's backs, speak good things, say good things. If you have something that is not so nice to say Say it to the person himself. But say it using good words, respectful words, if you are to talk to the non Muslims with respect, where do you think you are when it comes to the Muslim meme? And when it comes to the type of words you're
supposed to use with them? May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a lesson. So we respond in a good way this Salam is absolutely important. I want to pause for a moment and let you know do you know
that the rights we are mentioning some of these rights will also be applicable to non Muslims because they are human beings. They are your brothers and sisters in humanity. And if you were to fulfill their rights in a good way, they will then be attracted to your faith, your deen your religion, they will then be granted guidance by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But I tell you if you are to be rough, if you think that the rights are only simply for the Muslim in and the non Muslims have no rights whatsoever in that particular case, from among the non Muslims, those who are considering Islam are those who are beginning to see that Islam is definitely a heavenly religion.
You may find people turning away after they came so close because of bad words that came from your mouth. May Allah subhanho wa Taala not do that to us. May Allah subhanahu wa taala grant us goodness and ease. We have several narrations of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that I'm going to mention tonight, where he makes mention of the rights of the Muslims upon one another. I started off with the Salam because in most narrations sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the messenger himself peace be upon him starts with Salaam. In one narration, he says hateful Muslim, Muslim becomes the rights of a Muslim over another Muslim or five. And in another narration of Mr. Muslim, it is also the
narration of Abu hurayrah. Where he says How can Muslim Muslim is it the rights of a Muslim over another six? One might think that there is a discrepancy in the number. The answer is no. Those were five that he was mentioning on that on that day or at that party.
culet time. On another occasion, he mentioned six. And on other occasions he mentioned other rights that were neither in these five or six, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us an understanding. So the first one is Salam. When he greets you, you have to reply, whether you like it or not, someone greeted you, you have to reply, when a non Muslim greets you, you have to reply and the same rule applies, you reply with the same greeting or better than it you have to reply. So, if you know that a non Muslim told you Assalamualaikum and you know that he did not change the words and you know that he is genuine, you have to reply, you can either say what I like, which means and to use
something similar to what you said to me. But that goes back to a hadith of eyeshadow, the olana I must mention it, so that we can clarify a point. One day, the hypocrites or the kuffaar, who those who detested Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they wanted to make a fool of him, they will try to obviously they did not succeed. They said, a summer lake. Sam in the Arabic language referring to death, may death be upon you summer lake. So I show the love on her. She heard it she was attentive and she knew that he and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam also knew what happened. So she responded, she said while Aika someone Lana, she said unto you be death and the curse. So the
Prophet sallallahu wasallam says Madeline Yeah, take it easy. Relax. You know, sometimes you have people, members of your family get more excited than you, you know, people who want to defend you get more excited than you Subhanallah so the Prophet sallallahu wasallam says, Take it easy Oh Ayesha, if one of them greets you with that, then just say while they come, just say unto you to say if they say May peace be upon you, we say to you to that means peace be upon you to and if they say death be upon you, you say to you to which means whatever you said goes back to you. It's an amazing way. So this is why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught that but when you know and a lot
of them are would be genuine, sometimes they would be happy because they know how to greet you in your language. non Muslim comes to you, they see you as a Muslim. They say Assalamu alaykum they want to show you that I know how to greet you so respond to them in a proper way. wailuku Salah, no problem. May Allah have mercy on you. It's not haram to make dua for mercy for the non Muslim not haram at all. I can make dua for their guidance as well. I can make dua that Allah has mercy and the biggest Mercy is that Allah guides them What a powerful
man Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us ease so it's not Haram, this rule where Allah says when you are greeted with a greeting, respond with a better greeting, it applies to all Greetings, may Allah subhanho wa Taala, grant us goodness and ease. So this is the beginning where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam speaks of a Salam.
Then he says,
when you are invited towards something good, you should respond to the invitation of a fellow Muslim. If you are invited, for example, to a meal, if you do not have reason not to accept it, you should accept it. Don't make cheap excuses. So panela The difficulty is if you're invited by more than one at the same time, what do you do? You know, you might say, okay, Chef, you taught us that if you are invited to a meal, you have to respond well, we are inviting you to a meal will you come? Obviously it's humanly impossible to go to the homes of 1000s of people at the same time. So that is why we meet here in the masjid. You know, the masjid is such a big blessing with a hadith says,
whenever a group of people gather in the masjid, in order to remember Allah in one way or another, they achieve the mercy of Allah, the angels around them like what is happening right now there is a special mercy, the angels around them and the mercy of Allah descends upon them. And Allah mentions them with who he is Subhana Allah, so right now Allah is mentioning you and I with the angels it is there, you will feel a different Sakina and ohana a different mercy and the peace from Allah subhanho wa Taala when you are in the house of Allah, as compared to if you were elsewhere, may Allah Subhana Allah Allah have mercy on us. So if someone were to invite you, you respond into the
invitation as positively as you can. One might say what if there is a legitimate reason for me not to go for example, I cannot I am not well, or I have another commitment. Respectfully you should then excuse yourself.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us And may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us ease and goodness, then something extremely important. It is known as Kashmir to love this. When one of us sneezes
We are taught to say Alhamdulillah right? If you sneeze Why do you say Alhamdulillah? The sneezing is actually protected you from a sickness. It has protected you from an illness. It is your immune system that made you sneeze. So now you say I thank Allah All praise is due to Allah. As soon as you sneeze, you say Alhamdulillah which means All praise is due to Allah. It is our duty, as people who are muslimeen who have heard someone say Alhamdulillah to say, your hammock Allah, may Allah have mercy on you indeed. He said, All praise is due to Allah we say may Allah have mercy on you. Wow. May Allah have mercy on you. So to pray for the one who has sneezed and said Alhamdulillah is your
And from this we learned that whenever anyone is saved from some ill and some evil, we should be happy. That is one of our duties.
a duty of a Muslim upon another is to be happy at his or her happiness or profits again. It is your happy day. You are getting married. I'm happy for you.
You earned a million rupiah I'm happy for you. I'm very happy for you Mashallah.
You got married to a woman I wanted to get married to I'm even more happy for you. So Pamela, we're making it a bit interesting. So Hannah law.
Why your sustenance was written there. It was not my sustenance. It's yours. You got a million I wanted the million you got the deal. I wanted the deal but I'm happy for you. Alhamdulillah that is the beauty of a Muslim This is building society building community building nations Subhan Allah The oma is built we are happy for one another brother I got it you got it. Mashallah. It is still within the human we are happy for one another Alhamdulillah similarly, to be sad that the sadness of another is part of your duties and to one another. Someone passed away someone is ill someone suffered a loss. The first thing we say in La La, La La Jolla, we are all belonging to Allah and we
will all return to Allah subhanho wa Taala
inna lillahi, WA inna la Raja, then we make a dua for them. We are saddened by it.
Not that someone in competition with you regarding worldly matters suddenly suffered a loss. And you say yes, I'm so happy. He deserved it. But that's what's going on in the Omen, right? That's what's going on. This is what we need to correct.
someone dies we say oh, we should have died 10 years back man. May Allah subhanahu wa taala not make us from among those who do not contribute to society and community or who harm people such that they are waiting for our death. Sometimes we lead our lives in such a bad way that people are saying Oh Allah take this man away. Or Allah take this person away. And when we die, our own daughter in law says who Alhamdulillah today is my he I'm distributing some sweets will not happen. It's not supposed to happen, and inshallah it won't May Allah subhanho wa Taala. Grant us an understanding, so lean your lives in such a way that when you die, people feel the loss, and they pray for you. And
they go to your family, and they mentioned that they are standing in solidarity with your family, the condolence comes in a beautiful way. So to be sad at the loss of one another is a duty upon the muslimeen we owe it to one another. I'm sad because you're sad. So much so that when you see a fellow believer, not in a good mood or very sad, it's up to you to try and do something to alleviate that sadness or that suffering. If you know what they are going through and they are suffering regarding something, it is your duty to try and help.
Can Allah houfy Amil Abdi McConnell Abdul Rahim, Allah continues to help a slave for as long as that slave is busy helping another May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all. So to assist one another,
is definitely part of our duty unto Allah subhanho wa Taala and unto one another.
We will help I will assist you because I know on the Day of Judgment manifests am muslimin kobata min corabi dunya nefesh Allahu anhu corbetta minnkota bo mill piano, whoever alleviate the suffering of a fellow believer, Allah will lead alleviate his or her suffering, on the Day of Judgment alone alleviate your suffering, on the day of judgment. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us ease so one of the duties also that we owe one another is the sneeze. We said is protecting you from sickness if you happen to fall ill after that, you fell ill someone is sick. You heard that a Muslim is sick
You need to visit them as a duty, if possible, and if applicable, and if it is good for them. What does this mean? Why did I add these three things? I added them because sometimes a person is in ICU, the intensive care unit, and they are sick and they are ill, and the whole community wants to visit them, making them more sick and more ill you get the point. You need to use your common logic, common sense, the person is sick, they've just had, for example, major surgery, I will pray for him and I will go to visit them one day inshallah when they feel better, slightly better. At this juncture, it is not correct for me to go and make them more sick, they need the rest. For example, I
know of someone who had major surgery, and the following day after Salah two or three people came to visit this person. And they were told you know what, you cannot come in because the man is resting. And they felt bad. We are here to fulfill our rights. It is a duty on us. And you are denying us access in entry while my brother You don't understand that as a Muslim. You need to be considerate of one another.
When you are buying and selling with one another. And even if you are buying and selling with non Muslims, the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, Rahim Allah Subhana Allah Subhan Allah Subhana
Allah will have mercy
on the buyer, who is considerate of the seller, when he is buying and on the seller who is considered of the buyer when he is selling. What does that mean? I have a commodity I want to sell you this commodity, for example, for 1000 rupees, and my cost was 800. And I'm making 20% Mashallah, that's a big percentage, right? So you come to me and you say, brother, give me a bit of a discount. I look at you and I say, Okay, no problem. I make it for you. 900.
And you are happy you took it. And when you spoke to me, you told me my brother, I don't want you to suffer a loss. Whatever your cost is, put something I want to give you. But also make me happy Subhan Allah.
What does this mean? Imagine if I was buying, and I was not considerate of the seller, I will tell you brother, give me a 500 separate brother, I cannot sell this to you at 500.
Remember, don't ever swear a false oath when you are buying or selling items, then you will earn the curse of Allah. Many people say what law he brother in law he I got it at 900. And you know, you got it at 800. Allah says those type of people, I will not look at them on the Day of Judgment, they will have a severe punishment.
May Allah protect us from that don't lie, no need to lie, say look, brother, that's the best I can do for you stop there.
So when you are buying you say my brother, I don't want it at 500. But I want you know a good price. And sometimes people will know that you are a person who is giving them a decent reasonable price. decently, they will know this store. The markup is very little because there are two ways of earning either I can have a large markup and a small turnover. Or I can have a small markup and a large turnover. Islam teaches you that the latter is better. It is better to have a smaller turnover with a large sorry, smaller markup with a large turnover than to have a big markup and only the elite purchase from you may Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us.
So going back to the sickness, you need to visit those who are sick and you need to make dua for them, pray for them and when you visit, not just to show face, but you do it for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala so much so that on the Day of Judgment,
Allah subhanho wa Taala will say and this is mentioned in a hadith could see that Oh son of Adam, I was sick and you didn't visit me and son of Adam will say you are a bull Allah mean how could we have visited you? How could you have been sick and Allah subhanho wa Taala will say, Did you not hear of so and so who was ill will have you visited him you would have found me there.
The meaning of this is you get closer to Allah when you visit the sick because you realize the gift that you have by looking at others from whom the gift has been taken away.
realization, that is what happens. You build your society, you build your community, you build your nation, Subhan Allah because you are visiting the right the less privileged, the underprivileged. It is the duty of the rest of us to ensure that we take care of the widows and the orphans in our community and society. Howdy says Anna Waka vilonia timika her tiny village gentlemen, myself and the one
who looks after an orphan will be like this in Paradise and he showed the two fingers put together.
Another narration says a person who spent
This time looking after the needs of the widows and the orphans, shall be equivalent in reward to the one who is fasting every day. And who stands in prayer every night. Amazing. Why is such a big encouragement, because it is your duty to reach out to those who are less fortunate. Those who have suffered in one way or another, those who are going through some form of suffering, your duty to look out for them. Imagine the poor in your community, if you were not to reach out to them, you would have people of other nations and other communities, perhaps reach out to them with an objective that might be 30. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from that. May Allah grant us
ease and goodness, this is why a person is sick and Ill go out, visit them pray for them. The idea is two things. One is for them to be reassured at that time their heart is softened, they will be reassured by your by your solidarity. And secondly, you will thank Allah for what you have in terms of goodness. And this is why if the sickness then results in death, guess what? There is another right? What is that right? It is called
it's about genizah. To follow the janaza a person passes away in Allahu ala June, whether you know him or you don't know him, try to read that Salah to janaza on that male or female,
trying and read the journal
and try and follow it to the degree that you get to the grave. The Hadith says whoever has followed the journals and prayed on it, they have one mountain of reward. Imagine chaos, you know what is a mountain full of reward.
And if you follow them, and remain with them, after the Salah will janazah and you continue to bury them and you were there until the burial ended and perhaps helped in that barrier. You have two mountains of reward, two mountains of reward. Why?
Number one is you helped and you assisted number two is you got the lesson. This man was powerful. This woman was very healthy. This man was good looking. This man had wealth. This man has authority today, he cannot move his finger. Today he is gone.
Imagine the loss. The people who have lost him the family members, imagine what they feel you were there to express your solidarity, number one. Number two is you learnt a lesson. What about me? I'm also going in the same direction. Whenever you put forward the agenda to read that Salah. Imagine it was you that is a proper way of doing things. whenever you've buried someone, imagine it was you and tell yourself oh my goodness, oh myself. I will be there one day and I hope they will be people to pray on me and to bury me to.
So this is why it is a very, very important right that we have over one another to follow the Genesis to read Salah not just the people you know anyone, any Muslim who passes away, you know that there is a special type of a prayer known as Salatu janaza fulfill it make an effort to attend and Allah subhanho wa Taala will bless you in every single way.
Another very, very important rights that we have over one another is to be genuine towards one another.
At Dino naseeha this Dean this religion is to have a genuine feeling genuine sincerity I'm sincere. I have a genuine feeling gulnar lemania Rasul Allah, the Sahaba luevano says this genuine feeling, who should it be towards lilla he wa rasuluh he will imagine muslimeen kawamata him amazing and in another narration will Nikita be genuine feeling towards Allah. Your genuine you are sincere.
You know knows, can also mean advice. Because advice only stems from sincerity, sincere advice. But when it comes to the broader meaning of the term what it actually means to be genuine towards genuine towards Allah in my worship, in my dealings with Allah subhanho wa Taala I am genuine towards the messenger I don't just say that I love him I love him. I love the messenger without following know that love must be translated into the following of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam I follow the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam then I am genuine towards the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala Not that I just read the Quran, and I enjoy its melody alone. No, that is
part of it. But I need
Try to understand the meaning of the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala. If I don't do that, I'm at a loss. So be genuine towards the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala you will find great benefit, you will find comfort and peace. Then he says, be genuine to your leaders. be genuine towards your leaders. The minimum is you pray for them, no matter who they are. A prayer can only help them, Oh Allah, may you help our leaders guide them, let them make good decisions, help them in every way, let them be properly it is true leaders etc, etc. That is a very, very powerful duty we have on our shoulders. Minimum is you pray for them be genuine towards them. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah grant
then we have genuineness towards one another, to the degree that when someone asks you advice, they must be at ease that you will give them the best advice. The best advice, my brother, you want to open a business? Yes, it is similar to my business. But I will help you because sustenance comes from Allah.
Did you hear what I just said? That is very difficult to find in the Muslims today. Brother, you want to open a business similar to mine. I will fix you. I will show you you will see what will happen. I will make sure that you don't compete with me, my brother, how much money do you want? You already have 20 million US dollars. Give that man 2000 at least let him earn a little bit at least the problem with us when we are wealthy, Mashallah those who are believers, they understand what to do with that wealth. But those who are not genuine, they don't know what to do with the wealth, they think from 20, you must go to 40 and 60 and 80 and 100. And you must become a billionaire until your
name is in the Forbes book. And then you must be happy. Well, ah when you die when they put that Forbes book onto your chest. It's not going to help you with the angels of death. It's not going to help you. You think the Angel of Death is going to come and say Hang on, hang on. This man has forbs here on his chest. Let's go away. Someone else needs to come to interrogate him or he has VIP pass. No, no, the VIP passes with your email.
It is with what you did with that money while you're alive.
It is how much you loved another and you loved for him what you loved for yourself. That is a duty. Listen to what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam says
none of you are true believers. Until
you have barely AHIMA you're a Boolean FC. Until you love for your brother or sister. What you love for yourself.
Why did he say that? That wording is very, very serious. None of you are true believers, until you love for your brother or sister what you love for yourself that is serious.
To show you that this life.
This life is a preparation for the hereafter. Use what Allah has given you in this world, to gain your hereafter not to become arrogant on Earth. When Allah gave me something, I want to share it because by sharing it I will find a law when I don't share it. I don't even find my own peace and my own sleep.
May Allah forgive us. I hope you understand the point I'm raising. When Allah blessed me with knowledge I need to share it when Allah blessed me with expertise I must share it. When Allah blessed me with wealth, I must share it when Allah blessed me with health, I must use it to help others when Allah subhanho wa Taala has given me something unique. I must share it with others so that when I die, it remains and I got closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala
but if I kept it to myself as I die, it dies with me. That's what happened. It dies with me. You are an expert, rocket scientist. But you did not teach anyone anything when you die. Another man would then perhaps figure out on his own. Whatever you had figured out, it was a waste. reinventing the wheel. The wheel my brothers and sisters has already been invented. You can now perfect it. Credits go to those who invented it. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us and guide us. So this is something you need to understand. I need to understand love for one another what you love for yourself.
That doesn't mean if you love your wife, you need to divorce her for someone else. No, not at all. But it means you pray the day to get a good wife. That's where it goes. I hope you understand you have wealth. It doesn't mean I love all this money. So give all of it away. No. You can give part of it away but you pray that Allah give the others something similar. You have a hardware business no problem. Let others also have a hardware business, no harm.
Don't cut one another in business lotta has to do don't become jealous of one another
don't have hatred for one another. That's the words of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam de la de barro, don't turn your backs on one another coolibah de la Juana be brothers, worshippers of Allah, as brothers Subhana Allah, you are going back to Allah, no need to have all these dirty qualities against one another.
May Allah help us and guide us so in the same way that we should be loving for our brothers and sisters, what we love for ourselves, we definitely need to dislike for others what we dislike for ourselves.
Imagine a person enters a room, and he turns on the air conditioner because he likes the room to be cool. And after him, someone else comes and he goes away. And he tells the brothers make sure the air conditioner is turned off because we're wasting electricity and then he walks away. What happened.
Something is wrong with his he man with his Islam. He has not submitted unto Allah in the correct way. When he goes out and say brothers, leave this air conditioning unit on in the same way I felt heat. These people will also feel hot, leave the air conditioning unit on when they all go then turn it off or when the weather becomes a bit better than turn it off. Now you are becoming closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala. When you understand that the others are the creatures of Allah, you become close to Allah. For as long as you think you are the only one on Earth. You are very far from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Many of the people, they are so selfish, they think I am it. That's it. It's all
about me, me, me and me and just me and myself and I, let's see.
If that's the case you are far from Allah.
To get close to Allah, you need to be close to the group of people. You have to love him Allah.
Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about how his hand is with the group Subhana Allah.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala make it easy for us. Something has just come to my mind that I've been speaking about lately. And I want to repeat it because it helps us on our topic here or in our topic, I tell you,
there is a hadith where a man was compassionate towards a dog by giving it some water, because he says lucky Bella has killed Milan, Miss lamarca Bella Mimi, that's what he said. He said, This dog has become as thirsty as I was just before I went into the well. And the dog does not have a means of going down to the well. Let me go down into the well and fill my own shoe Will my leather sock with water and I come back up and I will make an effort to actually quench the thirst of the dog. As a result. Allah says we forgive him.
We forgive him.
Do you know for what? Because he loved for the dog what he loved for himself in terms of quenching of thirst. He said the words are mentioned in Sahih
hadith of Rasulullah saw Salah he says This dog is as thirsty as I was before I went into the well.
Amazing so Allah says we forgave him because he was compassionate to a creature of ours. If Allah wanted, that could have been a better animal. You know a dog if someone says a dog there are two three ways of saying dogs. You know, if you say dog, it becomes a swear word. Right? And if you say doggy, doggy, it might be a compliment. I don't know, according to some people, depending on what you say, but you and I know that as muslimeen there are rules and regulations more regarding dogs than other animals. Do you agree?
You cannot just keep a dog for no reason. There must be a valid reason for you to have a dog with you.
Perhaps for farming, perhaps for security, perhaps a blind person. Those are permissible. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us Allah subhanho wa Taala uses the example of a dog with us. We are talking here about loving for your fellow Muslim in what you love for yourself, disliking for them what you dislike for yourself. May Allah subhanahu wa taala help us in this regard. The tongue my brothers and sisters. It needs a topic on its own. And Muslim men Salima nurserymen Listen, he D. That is one narration. One of the rewired says a Muslim is he whom all the people are safeguarded from the evil of his tongue and his hand. You don't speak bad. You don't do that you only do good towards whom
towards all the people.
But there is another Sahil narration which says a Muslim woman Solomon Muslim owned me
more importantly a Muslim is he whom the rest of the Muslim mean? They are safeguarded from the evil of his tongue, or his hand, no physical harm, no verbal harm. Today we verbally abused our family members, our spouses, our children, our parents, our uncles and aunts, our in laws. We verbally abused them. We say bad words, we swear them, we swear people, those who work for us, we think that we are their God. besides Allah, the way we treat them, my brothers and sisters change that change that you want the mercy of Allah, you want to be healthy. You want to be cured from your sickness, you want gender, you want goodness in your grave. You want special treatment in your grave. Well
treat the other creatures of Allah specially and Allah will treat you with special treatment.
You get close to Allah.
Through getting close to fellow human beings, fulfilling their rights, you will get close to Allah subhanho wa Taala what's your language my brothers and sisters?
The Hadith says a true woman is not vulgar.
A true woman is not abusive with his tongue. So don't be these are some of the basic rights Subhan Allah and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says,
Muslim, Muslim Ihara.
The entire Muslim is haram upon another Muslim. You might say what does that mean? What do you mean you are hard on me? You know, haram for us is when you want to eat something or do something they say haram let me stay away from it. So how can you say a Muslim is haram for another Muslim? So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam explains he says, dumb boo, boo boo, boo boo.
His blood is haram for you. You're not allowed to spill the blood of another Muslim. Today across the globe. We are facing a new type of fanatical extremism where you can utter La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam a million times and people will still say this man is a coffin. Why? For what? What's your tongue? Watch your tongue that was absolutely unnecessary, not only unnecessary, unacceptable. That's not the behavior of a Muslim. civil wars have started in nations like Somalia, because of this type of behavior. people calling each other cafe it resulted in them killing one another. And it resulted in destruction of the entire nation. 30 years on and no
hope for the building of the nation. Why? And I've given you an example. Let's never let that repeat itself.
Watch. The Prophet says cool Muslim, el Muslim a demo boo, boo boo, boo. A Muslim is haram for another Muslim, to usurp, or to take his blood to harm him to kill him to attack him. Haram.
This is what is haram for one another. Don't harm one another. Don't ever think that it is your duty to kill someone else? No, not at all.
If someone is trying to take your life at that moment, you have the right to defend yourself. But that is given by all the laws including the Sharia. But if someone is not harming you, Subhana Allah,
even if they belong to another faith, you don't have the right to harm them just like that. To kill them to take their life away. How that is not a Muslim, you do not believe Allah says it clearly in the Quran. Regarding the neffs knifes meaning the soul, the life given by Allah subhanho wa Taala you know what he says? woman?
Jamia, whoever saves one life
is similar in example, to He who has saved entire humanity.
And whoever takes one life away, is as good as one who destroyed or killed entire humanity. How can you take the life of someone else away? that life was given by Allah? Are you Allah? Are you the giver of the life? Do you really think that you are the God? The one who gave you life, gave him life, gave her life gave the other creatures life so much so that you have to be compassionate towards dogs and pigs? Did you know that I'm talking of animals? I cannot just say okay, my brother's pigs are haram pigs are bad. Go out and kill every pig you see and kill it in a brutal way. That's not Islam.
That's not Islam. You know, even when you want to eat an animal and you have the right
to slaughter the animal for consumption purposes, the Hadith says is at the bottom for the better, Allahu Akbar. Even when you are
slaughtering an animal for consumption purposes, be the most compassionate towards that animal. Don't even show it the knife in advance. Make sure that your blade is sharp so that
they'll be hotter Allahu Akbar, speaking about animals, make sure you don't make the animals suffer. What about fellow human beings? What about muslimeen?
Today, a lot of us are suffering at the hands of one another, more than we do at the hands of the non Muslims. Do you know that? Why is this the case? Let's change it. Let's go back to Allah. This is the deal. Islam is such a beautiful faith, that it does not need you to go out and tell people I want you to be a Muslim. It only requires you to live as a true Muslim and on its own, it will be inviting others towards the beautiful faith, they will see you You are sober, you don't drink. You don't engage or partake in intoxicants. You are a good person, to your family members, to those whom you mix with you always have a smile. Try to keep that smile on your face. Even when you are going
through hardship. Try and keep a smile you will feel like that hardship is alleviated. When people see that you treat the Muslims and the non Muslims with respect. They are human beings when they see your kindness towards animals. Trust me, they will see the life and say this is the life I want to lead.
But no matter how much you've invited them, if they only see killing and attacking and swearing and harming Where do you think they're going to go? May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us the second part of the same narration. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says malu malu means his wealth is haram. Yeah. Nina Manjula, kuno Amala kobina Khun build badly in the community Java.
full circle in Allah. How can I be Kumar Hema, oh you who believe do not consume falsely the wealth of one another, do not usurp the wealth of one another don't steal, to ask for interest or to participate in usury and interest is haram. Because it makes the rich richer, and the poor poorer. You need to understand that to do that you are usurping the rights of others. You want to help help when Allah has given you wealth, don't think of giving it to the poor and extracting from them 10% 20% give it to the poor and extract a reward from Allah subhanho wa Taala for having loved for your brethren what you love for yourself, rather than eating the interest and earning the curse of
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up mean Allah he was only if you are not going to give up eating interest and consuming it. let you know that there is a war announced against you by Allah and His messenger.
I don't want that to happen. I cannot allow that to happen. I need to help people with the wealth I have with the expertise I have, rather than making them work for me in a way that I keep myself rich and I keep them working class completely as poor as ever. And when they defaulted payment, I take away their house, I take away their belongings, and I sell them in order to make sure that my interest is paid. That's not Islam. Islam has an economic system that would result in the entire world.
becoming wealthy, not just the rich.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive our shortcomings, may he guide us May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us when we say the wealth of another moment, a Muslim is haram upon you. It does not mean that the wealth of the non Muslims is halal on you. No, not at all. For them to you fulfill the duty you fulfill the right you need to understand what it is.
You're dealing should be upright. But when it comes to a Muslim, it is reiterated and it is emphasized even more. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us. Then he says Why do you know
that the reputation of a Muslim is sacred?
If you are to falsely accuse a Muslim,
you are punishable defamation falsely accused them at the same time. If you speak bad about someone behind their backs, we spoke about it slightly. I'm just going to quickly touch on it again. You are responsible in the eyes of Allah, you will taste the punishment in this world before
The next remember that Allah will create others to do worse to you, compared to what you did to someone else. So don't think you can get away. Well, who knows what I did against this brother? Allah knows. And guess what? He will deal with you. So what's the way out? Well, I need to go home and say, brother, go to him and say my brother, I'm so sorry. I did something wrong. I spoke about you behind your back, forgive me. He might want to say, What did you say? Now you're too embarrassed? Well, please, my brother, forgive me without even knowing what I said. I won't say you know what I have told people who say that to me. I say, Well, I'm sure your statement has tied a
knot, which means I'm sure it caused the problem. You need to go and undo that knot by now speaking good about me Subhan Allah to the people whom you spoke bad about the same way you are coming to me saying, forgive me, brother, I was wrong. Go to them and tell them I was wrong. That is when you will undo the mess that you made. What's the point of speaking bad about someone spoiling everything, and then coming to them and say, forgive me, they say I forgive you. But there is evil in society and community that remains because of your doing. So true. Mommy would go back to everyone say, Look, my brothers, my sisters, I spoke bad about this system, or this brother. And I'm
very sad about it. I asked him to forgive me. And I want you don't believe what I said I was wrong. Now you're talking business. Now you are genuine, because you are not embarrassed to undo the evil you did. So that on the Day of Judgment, you're not caught and so that in this world, you don't taste the damage and the harm of what you did. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us an understanding so for us,
for us to protect the reputation of one another. the dignity of one another is absolutely important. say good things about one another. Don't say this man is a thief. Why is he a thief? Why? What happened? Subhana Allah, has there been a case against him? Was he proven? If not, you haven't even given him a chance. Perhaps he's not the thief, you will get to Allah subhanho wa Taala and find yourself in the wrong place. May Allah never ever cast us into hellfire. I mean, so my brothers and sisters, there are so many other rights, I will mention a few. We spoke about jealousy, don't be jealous of one another. Law says Don't be jealous of one another. We need to understand Allah says
in the Quran.
What I want
help one another, assist one another, to achieve that which is righteous. And that which is filled with God consciousness.
If someone is trying to do something good, it is your duty and mine to help them even by a good word, even by a prayer. Don't harm them. Someone wants to start up an institution, someone wants to do something good. Someone is now declaring that they want to wear the hijab after they did not used to wear it. For example, someone has decided he wants to uphold his faith and read five Salah a day someone has decided he's going to do something good. While law he It is your duty as a Muslim, to support him to help him to give him encouraging words or her and to facilitate it as best as you can, will lie It is your duty. It is called a town Allah. taqwa helping one another in God
consciousness righteousness in the obedience of Allah, you have to have the Quran has an instruction to say help one another. When it comes to achieving something good. The minimum is made for them. Today across the globe, brothers and sisters are so embarrassed of the deeds of some people who don't even follow the Islamic teachings but they call themselves Muslims, that they find it difficult to declare their name as Muslim.
I had a brother who always had a nice beard. Mashallah. Good brother.
One day he shaved his gun out. I didn't recognize him. I looked at him Salaam Aleykum. He looked at me while he was Salaam. And he smiled. I thought Yes, it's the same brother. But I say brother, is it your brother? I know. He said no, it's me. It's me. I said what would happen to you? I am going to the United States. I'm traveling on holiday. So I thought I just take it out. Love, love. Now I want to tell you. I looked at him. Okay, I spoke to him. I gave him a few words of courage. I didn't do him at all. Because I thought that wasn't that wasn't the place to say things that were negative. I wanted to understand him better. And guess what?
That action is the result of the action of some others in the name of Islam. those actions were not Islamic actions. People did some things that gave us a bad name. And at the same time, other people are trying to hide their identity. All I told him is my brother. If you
Went to the US with your proper Muslim identity, and you happen to be the best possible Muslim, and you reached out to everyone and anyone, at least you will contribute towards the changing of perception. But if you're going to go there, you've already taken off your beard, you've taken off your hijab, you've put on a miniskirt, and you go with your name. They asked you what is it? You say? My name is DJ, you know, what is DJ short for Khadija sobre la but they say DJ, and what's your name? My name is mo By the way, Mo what what's Mo Mo is Mohammed, you have such blessing names. They look at you. They don't even think you're Muslim. And you're such a nice person. Why don't you
promote Islam by saying I am Khadija and he is Mohammed. And guess what? We are Muslims. And guess what? They will now realize that Wow, you guys are really cool. guys. You guys are really good people. You we thought Muslims were bad until we met you now that we've met you Subhana Allah, we've changed our perception. That's what will change it. But giving up your identity, I don't need to give up my identity. They might harass me a little bit. They might stop me For example, it's their right?
To make sure that you're not the person who's going to come in and start harming everyone. So at the airport by default, they might search you a little bit more. Guess what? If you were to cooperate, they'd also learned that no, not everyone is like this. You say no problem. It's your duty to check me please check me I will feel even more safe that you check me check everyone else, you know Subhana Allah, they might have just found someone who intended harm and USA from that harm. But don't get angry. You know people look you searching me because I'm a Muslim. You searching me because this possibly that might have happened? Yes. But don't react that way. If you want to change
it react in the correct way. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us all this is stemming from helping one another towards to do good.
Bell if we
don't help one another. When it comes to evil when it comes to sin, then you got to excuse yourself, may Allah Subhana Allah bless us all May we be from among those who understand each other's rights. What I've mentioned tonight is only a tip of the iceberg and is to show you that will lie we have rights to fulfill for one another. I encourage you my brothers and sisters, as you are leaving, greet one another with a smile. There is a hadith that makes mention of the the benefit of greeting one another salam o Alaikum we shake each other's hands, obviously the males with each other, the females with each other. And at the same time, you will find the blessings of Allah decent, even
your sins are forgiven. According to one duration. Even your sins are forgiven. So tonight, from tonight, starting now, make a difference in Sharla start greeting one another learn to love one another. Learn to eradicate the hate that you have in your heart for one another and you will find with a pure heart, even the Salah that you you fulfill will benefit you more May Allah subhanho wa Taala Bless you all aku kolyada wa sallallahu ala nabina Muhammad was Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh