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was Salatu was Salam O Allah.
COVID nyesha Amina says that when
we praise Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, we send blessings and salutations.
He was the one who was sent to us in order to guide us to the straight path we ask Allah subhanho wa Jalla to bless him, and all his companions and we asked him
to bless every single one of us and to grant us goodness my brothers and sisters.
It is indeed an honor to be here speaking about a man
whom we are actually going to be speaking about.
Except by the permission of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
It is because it's our duty to convey the message
that we feel so honored and privileged to be allowed for a moment to share
that which has been given to us as a gift by Allah subhana wa Jalla in the person of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
Indeed, Allah has faith in the villagers. Allah has bestowed upon the believers when he says to them, the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the biggest gift I have is the fact that I believe in Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the message he came with
taala says, The Gift
Allah has faced with the believers when we send to them, a messenger from amongst them,
who recited the verses of Allah, Allah that shows us that the most important thing he brought
was the verses of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, because Allah says the gift was that he was
And cleansing, purifying, through an entire lifestyle, removing people from darkness to light, bringing people from that which was unacceptable to that which became known as an act of worship, that which was ignorant. As you know, they were in a period of ignorance engaging in so much both spiritually and religiously. In fact, even more than that, they were engaged in social misdeeds, and I must remove them from that darkness into the light. And Allah Subhana Allah blesses them all and bless us. As a result, the message came through
the messenger, he Allah subhanho wa Taala sent him as a gift. What did he do, he recited the verses, he came through with an entire own lifestyle. If Allah had wanted, he could have sent an angel with the message, but he chose to send the human being with the message, the best of creation, the best, the highest and most noble of all the messages melas peace and blessings be upon them all. Allah subhanho wa Taala sent a man with the message in order to live the entire message so that we can follow him. It was just a
An angel that had come down perhaps we might say that it's impossible to follow these because they are angels, it is impossible to follow an angel because we are from a different species altogether. So Allah blesses us by sending us one from amongst us,
amongst us, but definitely chosen by the loss of animal which Allah for us. So, the blessing of Allah subhanho wa Taala consider it a gift from Allah subhanho wa Taala, that you have this beautiful example. Even though some time back, people were
even though before they were in manifests
all they want to say in a clear way to Panama.
When when Allah subhanho wa Taala sings to us,
and messenger, and we still remain in the darkness, that's impossible, we should never ever be from amongst those who remain in the darkness when there is a great gift
that is given to them, we have
to us we have in our lives, and it is the gift How can we be
the source of guidance is the message that was brought by
in the lives of people.
The problem is, we become lazy.
And we become
and his entire lifestyle and his ways. In the next few moments, I want to speak about the
term that we use. So often
what is the meaning of
it is the path and the way any way.
Any example set by a person linguistically would be known by or as soon. So, from a linguistic point of view, it can be a good path and it can be a bad path. For example.
This is from a linguistic point of view, where a messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is giving an example. And he says whoever from amongst use a good example, you have a good way that people are following, you will get the full reward for anyone who follows that way and then up to the Day of Judgment without a decrease in the reward. But if you were to set a bad to none, which means you are to set a bad example, then you will have a sin for that bad example that you have set. And anyone who follows it thereafter, we will continue multiplying for the initial person and for all those who are responsible to pass it on up to the Day of Judgment without a decrease. Now, that is a very
serious duration, because it shows us that whatever example we lay in our lives, when it is followed the result of that we will be receiving in food, whether good or bad. So, let us go out of our way to ensure that the examples we set in our own lives are not bad examples, but rather they are good examples.
So, this is the linguistic meaning of the terms
when it comes to the shery explanation or the Islamic explanation of the term. So now, we are referring to the way of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam in general, the way his lifestyle, his speech, his
both his character and his characteristics, the physical appearance is also included in the terms
when we speak about it from that point of view. And this is why if we take a look at the deeper meaning of the term,
in the different departments, or in the different disciplines within the Islamic explanation, we would find that at times it is used to refer to that which is not an innovation.
What this means is sometimes I would say my brother You are following the sooner
so do not engage in
I'm sure you may have heard that term, what it would mean.
And this is something we need to really ponder deeply. It means the messenger was sent with the purpose of teaching us how to worship Allah. So, if you are following his way of worshipping Allah, you are following the Sunnah. And if you are following another way of worshipping Allah, you are following the beta, that is what is meant by it. And this is why if we understand the whole purpose of sending Muhammad Sallallahu, alayhi wasallam, to us, we will come to realize that particular meaning of the term sunon, he was sent to us in order to show us how our maker wants to be worshipped. So the maker decided this is permissible, this is prohibited, where did I learn that
from there was a messenger whom he sent to me and to you telling us this is permissible, this is prohibited. So in the same way that I will understand what is permissible and prohibited from the maker himself through the messenger, I will also understand what type of worship is permissible or prohibited through the same messenger, and that was sent by the same media.
And if I'm not to do that, or if I discount what the messenger has said, it means I'm not following.
And this is why the verses we heard a few moments ago, Allah says,
follow Allah and follow His Messenger. And if you turn away,
that's a very serious well, that actually means that if you turn away from following a line, his messenger or if you want to follow whether it is an increase or a decrease, then Allah says he doesn't like those who have just believed in the core of the reason of sending
to you and I. That means we have insulted the messenger by not acknowledging that he was sent to us with a specific mission. What was his mission, to show us the complete way, and it was completed, we've heard in the pond, and I'm sure we are well aware, and we know and we understand that the deal has been completed. We say it so many times, and we read it in the verses
the religion that is acceptable to Allah subhanho wa Taala. The only faith is submission, to submit to what to the message that Allah says
the same theme has been explained by Allah saying, this day I have perfected your religion, I have perfected your deen, I have completed my favor upon you. What is the favor of Allah? On one hand, am I saying my favorite to you is that I sent to you a messenger from amongst you. And on the other hand, he is saying, I have completed my favor unto you, meaning the message is now complete, take it or leave it, it's up to you.
If you take it, you will win. If you leave it, you have lost a person who wants to become a doctor. And they have a place at the university to study medicine, and they decide to dilly dally outside the university, who is to blame when they will spend 50 years, even 50 years, but outside the gates of the university? Will they become a doctor? The answer is no. So the thing with us if we keep on calling ourselves muslimeen who want to go to gentlemen, but we don't enter that university that will teach us how to get to gentlemen, how do we expect to graduate level it's important for us to learn this and to understand the gift of Allah upon us. Really what will happen is we will become
human beings to start with who understand their maker, their purpose in life. What is the difference between those who believe in those who disbelieve in this verse I read a few moments ago Allah says he does not like those who disbelieved. Those who do not acknowledge that they have a maker that they owe worship to,
to someone to some supreme deity who made me definitely I have to worship Him. Because wherever I was before I was born, and wherever I am going to go to after I die, I knew there is a place but with my small mind, I cannot guarantee you exactly
We are going I need the help of the same maker to answer you or to answer myself. And for that he has sent a messenger. And that is the only proper answer that we have the others have all just beating about the bush from left to right, trying to explain what is going on, nobody has come up with a good explanation. And this is why Allah says those intellectuals of Quraysh, who had known how to read and write, when they said, Man, he
be in another place
they used to save life. So enjoy it as it is, it is only this life we are alive and we shall die, there is nothing else that is going to happen. So therefore enjoy as and when you wish, it is only time that kills us. And when we are dead, there is nothing happening.
And this is up to this day, we find people uttering the same statement, so much so that we have people who look at a tree and they say this was my grandfather a few 100 years ago.
I've come across that
we were under the tree once a few years ago. And there was a person who told me that they had passed in the same place some time back. And one person told that person that was their grandfather or great grandfather.
if that is the type of confusion that people have created in the minds of people to the degree that some people begin to believe that Believe me, we are confused totally yet we have the torch, right? with us. We have the torch with us. And that is Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his entire lifestyle. And this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala has created the best of us and made him the highest of us. And at the same time, all we need to do is just follow. Follow the Leader, you don't know the path from here to the airport. Well, you know what, follow the one who knows it and you will get to the airport.
Amazing, as simple as that. And they are getting to the same place Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, where will we see Him we will see him in paradise.
To get to that paradise, we need to follow that path that he uses to get there. So we can also use to get to the same place. And this is why
Look at him. Look at his character. Look at the way he spoke. This is all part of the
when the historians speak,
they are actually referring to his history, complete history.
And when they have written down they refer to the sooner they are speaking of all his utterances, and all his confirmations, and all his words and agreements.
And every movement
they have recorded in what is known as the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So have we made an effort to study any of these meanings of the terms of Muhammad? sallallahu alayhi wasallam? Have you gone on to look at it, have you understood that people can actually create a deed just in order to lie to you and I in order to get you and I to do things that are not part of the tsunami? Now I want to pause for a moment one might ask why would people like to ask that this is a hobby when it is not a hobby, meaning this is the saying of the Prophet when it is not the saying of the Prophet. One of the reasons is because they know the seriousness of ourselves to following the
words of the messenger. So in their desperation for us to follow them rather than the messenger, they create words and they say this is part of what the messenger said, so that you and I start doing it, thinking that is the statement of the messenger Had we known it was the statement of someone else it would have held no value
or very little value.
This is why people lie. But Allah has blessed us as in Houma by by projecting Not only that, but even the sooner Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. How did he protect the sooner of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam there is something amazing and unique that has happened. Something that has not happened with the life of anyone else before or after. What is it every movement of his every characteristic of his every statement of his has been recorded, not just recorded, but anyone who records
To date, they have a chain of narrators of honest and upright people going all the way back to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam himself. So pick up a book of ID. And if it is one of the major books of Hadith you will always find Say for example, Al Bukhari, which is one of the most powerful books after the forearm. You find those a deep in there
that are agreed upon between the two imams in my Muslim and Imam, Mohammed Ismail and Bihari Rahmatullah. mercy upon them, if you find the heartbeat is agreed upon both of them, those are the most powerful narrations in terms of the strength of the chain of people who carry the statement to us, which leaves no doubt in our minds that there definitely was a statement of
exactly like this, or this was part and parcel of why because you will find in their books, they don't just say the messenger said this. Today, if I'm talking to you, I might say the messenger has said this. And then because if I were to go into the details of the change of narrators, perhaps just one would take up the whole hour that we have.
But I'm responsible and so are you. If you hear anything that you are doubting,
it's up to you to go back and check the chain of narration nowadays is quite easy, because we have technology that has helped us to look into it still we are lazy, you want to know what is a fabricated narration, they will be simple books that will tell you fabricated narrations and they'll explain to you this man, and they give you a name.
Muhammad Musa even can be for example, they might tell you this name, this person used to actually fabricate sometimes people fabricate to become famous, they will tell you, you know what? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam said this, and they come up with something that
you see we have, for example,
one of the most powerful of the companions of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, one of those who is also going to be in Paradise, he was informed already one of the one of the 10. And he was the fourth of the Buddha, one of the most powerful people. He was a young boy when he accepted the message of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Sometimes when people hear a good statement, they quickly add to the
narrative of your loved one, narrated by it.
And one day, two or three years ago, when I came across this, I looked at it and I said, but this is a thing of Mark Twain.
Mark Twain, really, and they just put, so I sent a message to the one who messaged me, why didn't you just put the name of it?
He said, I don't know I got the message from someone else. And they sent it back to the person until we sent it to about four or five people. And it happened to be a person who said you know what, we love you so much that anything good we just say it is reported by Alan because he was a gift of Allah to us. So I said yes, he was a gift of Allah to us. But that does not mean we should lie. The same applies to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. He was the gift of Allah to us, but don't lie about what he has said. Because we will be doing a disservice to Allah. It is a path to paradise that we are playing with my brothers and sisters. And we cannot because we have one chance, just one
and that is wise to our life. I'm going to go to Paradise we continue saying Allah forgive our shortcomings my brothers and sisters say
Allah forgive our shortcomings and grant us paradise.
it is one
life that we've been given a one chance and this challenge is prolonged many years in a lot of our cases and we don't know when the chance is over. We don't know when the examination is over. But so we should not lie and we should be able to recognize a lie.
If you were to go back to the books of fabricated narrations, they will tell you in the introduction that people fabricated for several reasons. 123 and they mentioned the reasons one of them, like I said to become famous The other is
in order for you to take seriously a statement that is not so serious.
This is something amazing for you to take seriously the statement that is not so serious, and sometimes it's just people who really could not be bothered they perhaps do not want you to be a good
believing they perhaps do not want you to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala in the correct manner. So they just come and add things, they add things.
Like, you know, I we have read narrations where, and I'm sure you are aware of the fact that they have for amounts of fifth we have
to lie, lie,
lie lie. So we have these four who have worked very hard, they have actually set forth schools of jurisprudence and we know that and we acknowledge them. So, some of the followers who want to drift in order to prove that we are better than you, they came up with fabricated narrations.
and this is something that people have said, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, that there will come a time, a man known as Muhammad will come about, he will be worse than he believes.
As soon as you hear that, you know it's alive. You discount it, you throw it, and you take it out. Why? Because that is a total fabrication. And if we cannot recognize such basic, then Believe me, we have not understood the tsunami of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam what it is all about? He's never like that. He never spoke in that way. He did not know did he swear? No. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala blessed us. So in order to promote your manhood, for example, you cannot come up with something derogatory about the other man have been claimed, that is a Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. But more foolish than that, is when a person says that you know what it
is. That's why I belong to this
This is why we say if you want success, you need to understand at least the basics of Allah subhanho wa Taala, his message and the messenger that was sent with that particular message. So here we have Mohamed Salah. What a powerful example, what a beautiful example. But his character and conduct is part of that. Don't make a mistake to think it is not a part of it. So if you are not humble, you have no you cannot be a good Muslim, you have not followed the path. If you do not have good character and conduct, you do not know how to treat those who do not like you. People who don't like you. They don't like today, they say I don't like your face.
You know, once I was sitting
in a restaurant, funny, and I heard someone tell the other person, shut up your face.
And I started laughing because I don't know how to shut up somebody's face.
Maybe Shut your mouth might have been a little bit. Okay, it's a bit harsh, but it might have been understandable, but to shut up your face. And I thought to myself, we are Muslims. We would not say that. Does anyone from amongst us say that? If we do? Wait?
Where is your path to paradise? How do you want to speak to people be careful because Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam never ever spoke to people like that, even enemies they would never addressed in that way. Not even.
So remember, those who oppose you those who don't like you, those who think derogatory about you, those who really want you to shut up your face, you don't have to want it for them.
Allah subhanho wa Taala says goddess, I'm sorry to give you that example that came to my mind. And it is such a pertinent example, the way we address each other, the way we talk to each other, sometimes our own children, we use words of animals to address our own children. Is that okay? And you want to be a Muslim? So you have your hijab on and you have your beautiful dress coat on, but you call it your child and animal can you know something? It is only an animal that gives birth to an animal.
So in a nutshell, would you say
I don't even know what to say the word but when you call your child an animal
to address your children with utmost respect, ask yourself do I do
so when we speak there are so many aspects of it. all the aspects are serious. Some of them we take a little bit lighter, but some of them are extremely serious when it comes to matters of belief when it comes to matters of the deen when it comes to the way you worship Allah subhanho wa Taala you need to know that these are the most serious portions of the tsunami
but never discount the character and conduct and the entire lifestyle. Even his dress code. He has prohibited us
From dressing with clothing of arrogance,
close yourself with the clothing of arrogance Who says no, you're not supposed to do that. And this is where the issue of showing the ankle comes about. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us.
Allah subhanho wa Taala has the ability to wear that clothing, which does not depict and display haughtiness and arrogance to say, you know what, I'm higher than everybody. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the ability to be from amongst those who understand.
So my brothers and sisters,
what a gift of Allah when Allah subhanho wa Taala says, We sent to you, a man so that you can follow him so that you can follow that example. And this is why
the famous verse that I'm sure we should be knowing by now, Allah says, Nevada,
indeed, you in the life of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, or in the very person of Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam is a powerful example to emulate for the one
kind of law who is looking forward to the meeting with Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And the one who is looking forward to the last day
and for the one who remembers a lot, a lot. You remember a lot, you will remember his gift upon you, and you will go through the sooner
Be careful of people who try to con us. I can give you one more example.
Sometimes you have people who want you to follow something that is absolutely incorrect. So they have compiled entire books. And they just say this man made
his dream and Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told him that nobody knew. Nobody knew. Okay, for a moment. One thing that you see, we believe that if you dream of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam and the characteristics that are described in his description within the Hadith are the same, then he is definitely the first thing you have seen in your dream. So what is the condition? When you dream of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam or the prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala let's talk of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam if you dream of him, there is one condition only. And that condition is the characteristics that are mentioned
his lifestyle, if you see him, those characteristics,
and if you see him, other characteristics
cannot imitate Mohammed, in the dream of people. shaman cannot imitate Mohammed May peace be upon him in the dreams of people, but shaman can lie to someone that he who is not Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
So there is a subtle difference between the two which we need to know
you dream of the messenger It was definitely but if you see someone in the Levi's jeans with a cigarette and you know music, blasting and they bouncing around and you asked Who are you he says I'm Mohammed the messenger peace be upon him, you must know shape and did not imitate him. But it's clear
to you that someone who's not the messenger is the messenger. So this is the only condition that regarding this particular dream, however, even if you have dreamt of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam you need to know something. The Quran says, The verse that I read moments ago that we have perfected your faith your religion is complete, totally no addition, no subtraction, up to the last day. And therefore, if someone comes about saying we saw a dream and Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told me that there is one narration I need you to relate to the people you must know immediately as opposed to him that that is a lie. No matter how high is the person. It is a lie. It
is a blatant insult to the greatest of creatures of Allah subhanho wa Taala. It is a blatant insult because
If that was the case, it means all the verses that prove that the message is complete a false because there was one thing left, which was quickly given to someone in his dream, how can that be remembered? We should never be conned and confused. And this is why you open some of the books and they tell you we have
whom you are not allowed to question when they tell you how much
you must know that he visits them regularly, and he gives them you know, we're not living in Disneyland.
Really, we are not living a fairy tale, believe me, this is the real life.
It is the real life. And we are responsible. Allah blessed us with a brain.
There is nothing supernatural that suddenly
my brothers and sisters,
to protect the sooner of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. That is why
when your child is affected by something, your child is so dear to you that you would not like to see any form of harm on your child.
If they want to go to school, for example, and they come back from the school and tell you You know what, somebody is troubling me at the school, what will you do as someone who loves your child?
at the minimum is you will contact the teacher. If the teacher doesn't do something about it, you will contact the head and you will say, listen, there is a problem, my child is complaining, please, can you look into it. So Pamela, as much as you know, children can sometimes tell you a lie, don't just believe
children when they are wrong, they can quickly come to you and in advance tell you that someone else did something to them, yet, they were the ones who started it. And you as a parent, roll up your sleeves and you go into going
to go in and punish somebody else's child thinking that your child was
not realizing that your child was the one who was wrong. So when they investigate and come back to you, they know what your child was wrong. Many of us would not even want to accept the truth.
When it comes to the tsunami,
the reason why I gave you that example is we should be loving him more than our own children. So we should be insulted when people have tried to contaminate his words and his narrations. Let me give you one way that people are fighting the sooner. One way. Can I tell you? It is that people are now see, the sooner was recorded more than a century after Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
That's what they say. It sounds like wow. Yeah, that's right. Why did they take 100 years to start recording the Hadith? Why didn't they do it quickly? So you and I need to know the answer. And there is a simple logical answer. Today, we are living in a technologically advanced stage while I'm speaking, there are 1000s of people who are watching perhaps this particular talk online. And there will be another few 1000 who will see it later on. And it will be remaining if anyone wants to say I said this, and I said that it's quite easy to watch the entire clip, you know, be careful of the cut and paste. You know what they do when they don't like you, they just cut and paste a little portion
of what you said. And they say this man, very bad. Because look what he said.
And when they show the person speaking, and he has said something, but they did not show you the full sentence, or they did not show you the whole talk, they only show you a snippet of it to fool you. That is the new way of fooling us. It happens to a lot of people. So don't just believe things you see, go back, see the entire clip, go and see what's happening. See the whole speech go and listen.
Is it true? Is it correct? And if that really is the case, and you sit and consider contemplate and you be the judge by the word of Allah for yourself, meaning to know whether or not to be able to take your deen from someone you need to know their credentials. But don't just believe the slight things of people. Sometimes it's the devil that makes people swipe and others and we don't understand we are in fact by the same devil. So today we are in a technologically advanced age Mashallah, it's quick to say that you know why I'm talking my telephone is actually recording in written form typed out completely.
By the time I have completed the talk, I can have a written version of the entire talk and give it to you, they will be very few mistakes, perhaps if my accent is not so clear, or some of the words that have come out of my mouth could have been mixed up very few words, but then we can quickly look through it very easily and continue. This is voice recognition. We know about it technologically advanced. Let's go back to the time of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam because we want to answer the question that people are asking, why was a deed recorded more than a century after Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the bulk of the books were recorded later on? To be honest,
it's a good question, but there is a proper answer for it.
There was no internet at the time.
It wasn't there were no computers at the time.
To be honest, there were no books at the time. Did you ever think of that? They did not used to read and write, go back to the verse Allah says.
in the midst of the unlimited a messenger from amongst them, which means most of the people who are unelected, they could not read or write. But they had a memory that was so powerful, they knew the lineage of their camels, seven generations back.
We don't even know our own lineage seven generations. If I were to tell anyone in this hall, I'm so tempted to do it.
Does anyone from amongst you, is anyone from amongst you able to recite your entire lineage Now, going back to seven forefathers, please put up your hand.
I do not see a single hand, please stand up in case I'm missing your hand.
So they had a memory that was probably one of the best. And they rely on the memory. And this is why when the arm came down, they immediately recited it, the little children knew that.
They were not Muslim in the middle kids at the time. And it was something from Allah, but they were gifted not only to memorize and remember things, they knew long passages as soon as the passage was revealed to this date, or to this day, those who do not contaminate themselves with the new mobile phones and the new technology, memorize many more phone numbers than those
include myself and yourself will lie he will know the joke, I think maybe 15 years ago, 15 years ago, I must have known 1000 phone numbers. They used to call me the telephone operator in my own house, because anyone's number one.
anyone's number you wanted to know, they would call me say, what's this uncle's number? I will tell you 47178, double six.
And they will say Oh, this one is the operator. Here's my operator. Lie. That was one of the names they've given me when I was young in my own home and talking with my siblings.
They must be laughing watching me right now.
The reality is we knew the numbers so many today. I don't think I know more than 10 numbers to be honest with you the number I'm using right now, I have no clue what it is.
So you know that when there is a will, there is a will there is a way you know that when you have to do something you have to do. This is why sometimes I say brother, what's your number? And he says,
Are you writing it down? And sometimes I say no, I'm just memorizing it. If the person is extremely important, believe me you're going to memorize that number. You will know it. I know. I spoke to some of you.
I hope you heard what I say.
Why? Because to them that's vvvv VIP forget about the web that we have today. No.
Never ever get the chance to know this again. Just
a little bit serious. Going back to what we were saying my brothers and sisters at the time they love Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam so much that the way he breathed, they tried to breathe in the same way.
Can I give you one example
was such that some of them used to stop going from Mecca to Medina, at the same position that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam stop to take a little rest and relieve himself and they usually take a little rest and relieve themselves. And when they were asked, Why are you stopping exactly here? They said because we
Witness the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam shopping here.
Now people say, Oh, that's fanatical. Well, to be honest with you, when people cut their hair like the football players are fanatical.
When people dress like the others, who are singing and dancing across the globe, fanatical, and when people want to follow a messenger, and it becomes fanatical,
but what is this? These are double standards. No one is imposing it on anyone, but it's your own choice. This is the sunan of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam The reason why I know exactly where he stopped between Makkah and Madina munawwara is because the people loved him so much that they continued shopping in a similar place.
It's not compulsory to stop there, but when you love someone and you want to stop, nobody can tell you it's wrong.
You know what I was in Makkah, just a few weeks ago, and we went from Mecca to Medina. And this time, there is an Albanian that you can stop and believe me, anyone who's been there, you know exactly what I'm talking about. Between Makkah and Medina desert eautiful. Beautiful, very, very, you know, tasty food at that restaurant, lovely restaurant known as NP l bake. You know, let me give you a little joke. A friend of mine went from Zimbabwe to Saudi Arabia. So he started asking some time back saying you know, what, do you know any good places to eat? So someone told him you must go to a bake? So he says, Wow, okay, I'll remember that. So when he when he actually caught a taxi, and
he tells the taxi, I want to go to the bake.
I want to go to the bake.
And to be honest with you, this is a true story. That taxi drivers confused you're not even in a Hara.
You know, people.
Allah subhanho wa Taala goddess goodness, the reason why I make mention of this the way Mohammed salah
and what he takes,
is all inspired by Allah subhanho wa Taala. Go back to look at the food, the way he ate, how much he hates, he never ever filled his belly, not at all, not even once. He always had. And he taught us that even if you have food, make sure it is healthy. Look at what he ate. Take a look at his food, how it was made and cooked. Take a look at the value of the date and the iron content. Go and take a look at the foods that were eaten by Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam if not eaten by him, then spoken about by him and you will be amazed and shocked at how they will kill sicknesses that you and I have today. That is part of the pseudonym of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So if a person
for example, is ready to follow the full lifestyle of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam they will lead a life full of happiness full of health full of goodness, he never filled his belly as I said.
He says if you really would like to eat, then ensure the maximum you get to one third of solid one third of liquid and one third empty. So when you get up from your meal, you still have a capacity of one third of egg.
I don't know if I do that. I'm just being honest.
I don't even know if any one of us can do it. Especially when you're looking at your roast lamb Mashallah.
Allah subhanho wa Taala blesses
So, they say so, why didn't this idea be recorded from day one? Well, you know what they were unable to read or write
what they wrote, were verses of the Quran because that was much more important the word of Allah, you're not allowed to change the wording at all. When it comes to the tsunami, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you should remain as accurate as you can with the wording. But if there is a slight difference in the wording that has not changed the detailed meaning you will still be left to go you will still be going too fast, because the meaning did not change.
You cannot do that, if the work has become.
So this is why Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam at one stage told him Do not write down my utterances because what was important was actually to write down the revelation of Allah so the two are not mixed. So they knew immediately that we will record you know, they recorded it on little skins and different little pieces of wood and pieces of stone and slate and stuff.
At the time, they did not have the paper we have today to Panama. So as they recorded it, they were known as
the people, the Sahaba. Who were the writers of Revelation. They wrote that revelation in a beautiful way. When it came to the Hadith, they memorized it, people would go to one another and say, What did
he say regarding this particular issue? And so they would say, go to that man he has,
they would not just answer it themselves, which means he heard the statement. So they would go to for example.
And he would say,
I heard the messenger,
I heard the messenger say this. And so it was recorded in the minds of the people, because they knew
then they would say, I heard him say that he heard the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam say this.
And when it came to the next generation, it was already written down. Now it was written. Now you tell me 100 years later, they found the need to write it down, because the memory started becoming slightly weakened.
In order to record it before the memories become weak, they had to write it down at that stage, at least today.
It is like me telling you, I don't want to accept the sponsor of lamella. projectors. It is like someone saying, I don't want to accept the idea, because it's not on the internet.
Why did it take them so long? To put it on the net? Foolish man, there was no internet at the time. So
why was it not typed in books? There was no typewriter even at the time, forget about keyboard.
So this is the thing, when you say, Why wasn't it written, the technology at the time was memory, let's call it technology.
The technology at the time was not writing down, writing down was something for the elites, only those who knew how to read and write, they were very few. So even if you wrote a big deal, no one was going to read it because they couldn't read.
You know, it's like coming up with a big message in code form, the binary form 0111000111, you know that that binary form, and very few people can understand your programming and what you've done? Very few. Why? Because it requires a study for 10 years before you can understand the first sentence in that type of a language.
It's super logical things like this, but because we have not thought about it, and we did not ask those who have knowledge for answers. We sometimes think, yeah, that's right. How can we accept it, it was 50 years after the messenger, there must have been contamination between that time, there must have been. And that's why there are so big disputes, the disputes are not really there, to be honest with you, if only you are ready to educate yourself, you find the disputes. There is education,
very easy to tell what is a fabricated.
But it's not easy to digest.
it's very easy to tell today, you can click any
websites that are reliable, that have specialized in the heartbeat, that you would know the source of that these are the knowledgeable people, and you check the heartbeat. And it says this heartbeat is fabricated because of this reason. And they give you all the reasons they say this man says he heard from that man, but to be honest, he died before the other was born.
And you immediately know there's something wrong here. But to digest the content being wrong is something else. And sometimes the content can be correct, but the chain is broken, because there is a more correct chain with the same content elsewhere. Let me give you an example. You know, the most powerful idea that a lot of the mohabbatein the scholars of ideal have actually started their books by is the hadith of Omar
where he says I heard the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam say,
I'm sure a lot of us would know that.
Indeed, all actions are judged based upon their underlying intentions. That's the meaning of what he said. So if someone says,
who has said this, we believe that and we know he didn't say but if someone says For example, that
and they come up with the same idea, it could be a mistake that
is correct, which means the statement is right, but the mistake they've made is they uttered the wrong name of the narrator. So someone might say this is fabricated
They say it's fabricated. What do they mean? It's either the chain being fabricated, or the content fabricated, or both of them fabricated. We need to know this. These are disciplines. And this is where
our responsibility comes in protecting. Like I said, You love your child, anything that anyone is trying to do to that child in order to degrade to defame them, or to drop their respect or value, you definitely do something about it, because it's your child. This is something more important, someone far more valuable than anyone in our lives. Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the minimum we can do to protect the dignity of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam is to safeguard
to safeguard it in what way learning, understanding, protected from increase or decrease.
And that is very, very important. It's not so difficult. We're just lazy. It's not difficult, we're just protected from increase or decrease conveyed to others after living by it, live by it. And you find that that will definitely increase in all forms of goodness, melas peace and blessings be upon us.
So my brothers and sisters, here we have the explanation of why it came about so many years later, because as soon as writing became the, it was written, when typing became the thing, it was typed, when CDs became the same thing, CD ROMs, it was put onto CD ROM, when CD ROMs were outdated, you no longer find it on there. Now they have it on flash.
And after that, no longer plastic, they've got it on iCloud as well. Really,
if you don't know what iCloud is, your mind might be clouded.
They've got even so many different things Bluetooth, I know, when I smiled, I didn't have a single one that was blue, and a lot. But at the same time they've got as technology progress. So did the dean the recording of the deal, it did not change, but the platform upon which it is standing, has become in time or in line with the times. So at all times, it was in line with the times that Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us each. One last point I'd like to make mention of extremely important.
Sometimes we read a heartbeat, and we think to ourselves, no man, this is not true, yet. The chain is so powerful, we definitely would know that the statement has to be powerful if the chain is powerful, but because we haven't understood that at that particular time, they must have been certain norms. I give you an example.
People argue and debate.
And they say Islam promotes many children. See, because Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam married
at the age of six
when she was six years old, to be honest with you, and I want to take you back 100 years, maybe 50 years in your own communities? Didn't you use to fix up your little kids from when they were born? Let's be honest.
I see people nodding.
Does that mean you promote things? Does that mean you promote no kids getting married today that culture may have changed.
Nobody said you have to get your kids married at a certain age. That culture that we spoke about yesterday. Remember one point and that is that culture, which is acceptable in Islam. Islam is not spoken about. Sometimes people mature at different ages. Today, our children perhaps become taller than us at the age of 12 and 13. They are much taller than us. They are bigger than us. They are more burning. They look at you gotta say he Okay, Sam, it's fine. Because you know, you cannot say anymore. I'll give you a meeting with me when you say before you say give you your love you.
So, people at the time mature very quick, very fast. You know, today and I was reading an article that was saying that the whole life that we have been conscripted to actually wasted 25 years of our time.
I was reading an article that says that the reason why the fathers who decided that you have to go to school for 25 years before you can say hello to the world.
have actually did that is to keep the young people away when they have the energy that is bubbling and bursting out.
Keep them out, keep them away, keep them occupied in for like nothing.
That's just an article that I read, it's just an opinion. But what I learned from it is, at the time, they will leave this, who's 17 years old, they will
even go back to other books of history, take a look at Alexander the Great, how old was he, he was a kid, to be honest with you, if he had to come today, the whole world would cry out, he was not even the age of majority. And he was ruling. Today you cannot drive a car, let alone Even your home.
So it's got to do with the culture stuff going in and things of that nature, if that entire society believed it was wrong, and there was an outcry, it would have been considered wrong.
So whatever we do in our society, that entire society considers if it is a cultural matter, remember, it probably is something you are doing that is wrong.
So today, we would encourage people to get married at an age when they understand what marriage is all about, they are ready for it. And for example, they have arrived at that age where it would not be a waste of time to get them married. Because even if a person is
a few years ago, they will say no problem. In fact, in some rural areas, and even in some cities across the globe, they say no problem. Yet some advanced countries are trying to push a law that says you cannot marry before the age of 21.
The sexual activity begins at nine. Don't you agree?
I was reading a book. In fact, not a book but a an article on the net regarding the United States of America, and they said they gave a percentage of the amount of children that are sexually active from the age of nine. They say by 14, the bulk of them already have been ruined
by the age of 14. Now you tell me
well go back to Mohamed Salah.
When he married it, he did not sleep with her. He did not even live in the same home as he waited for her to become mature until her father and her parents chose that. You know what? This is the right age. She's now mature enough to live with you. So she went to live at that age. Today the same age when people are active? Yes, we know we consider it taboo because they are not yet ready for that. But they are doing it behind our backs Believe me.
Someone messaged me just yesterday, telling me my son seven years old
monography in a way that I don't understand what can I do?
Well, that's the world. We call those who live the pure life barbaric, and we are barbaric we call ourselves.
Allah protect us. We protect the sooner by this type of explanation. We protect the sooner by saying and by teaching the purity in relationships. We don't need to be embarrassed as to what Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam did. All we need is to be educated as to why things happened in that particular way. And to understand how to explain to the world that you know what it does not mean, we promote any form of, you know, child marriages and so on. No, not at all. We don't promote that. But we do know that the age of majority and majority is being pushed to a greater figure, as the years have passed.
In my country, we can drive at the age of 16.
I don't know about your country, I think it might be 18.
To someone who says Well,
I wouldn't be surprised because they are 12 years old people, children who know how to drive better than adults sometimes.
And in other countries is 21. And you want to drive a truck when you need to be 25 in some countries. Why is it whereas they can drive sometimes from the age of about seven and eight depending on how much they driven behind the father's back. Quietly they got the Porsche going down the speed. They don't know they've come back quietly opened the gate and put it back snoring in their bed when you get up in the morning.
They spent the night outside where did they go in your Porsche?
These are different ages so it will continue changing. I'm just hoping and praying that a day doesn't come when the age of majority is 14.
And if that day comes they'll probably think that
it changes with the changing of time, my beloved brothers and sisters we've had a beautiful afternoon. Really when I started off I had a slight bit of a headache in no time Mashallah went away by the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala really, I achieved so much of him, you know, internal
Nice to see the beautiful brothers and sisters with the broad smiles Mashallah you can feel the warmth of the heart. I declare I love you for the sake of Allah. I may not know you, we may have a few differences you might not have agreed with everything I've ever said in my life. I'm a human. But remember one thing, at least you've shared some goodness, at least we have shared some good message. And at least we know we are all heading in one direction. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the ability to meet and May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive our shortcomings Believe me, I would have loved to greet every one of you.
But you know, and I know that that is not so possible. So forgive me and excuse me, if you were to see me walking out without having actually paused for a greeting. It's not what my heart wants. But sometimes it's what the situation calls for May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all goodness, may Allah grant us every reason to smile. And Allah subhanho wa Taala have granted exception to this beautiful session that we had. As I said, we have not done justice even a little bit.
But I chose today to speak only from one specific angle. And I hope in future we can speak from more angles because the sooner is a whole lifetime which will take 20 other lifetimes to speak about. May Allah subhanho wa Taala accept us all. And we really ask Allah to grant
those who are on that particular flight that is still missing. May Allah protect them and grant them ease and goodness and return them to us miraculously.
It is wrong for me to close the session without making it too hard for them. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless their families
and patients return their loved ones to them. They are our loved ones to remember that they are our loved ones too. They are part and parcel of our families to their families in faith, families in humanity, we feel for them we reach out to them. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala really to grant us that miracle. Whatever Allah subhanho wa Taala has done he knows and Allah subhanho wa Taala knows exactly where they are. And Allah subhanho wa Taala will protect them and he will keep them in the condition that he would like to keep them bearing in mind he loves them more than I do more than you do more than the own family members to Allah subhanho wa Taala is being created in the first place.
We cannot compete with him, but we call out to Him for that miracle granted to us
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