Channel: Mufti Menk
Mufti Menk discusses the attributes and character of the Nabi SAW that resulted in so many loving Nabi Muhammad SAW
Salam aleikum wa
rahmatullah wa Salatu. Was Salam ala rasulillah. Allah I mean, he was happy he may we praise Allah Subhana Allah to Allah we send blessings and salutations upon Mohammed Salah longlining he was sitting down his household, his companions, we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to bless them to bless every one of us and to grant us every form of goodness, my beloved brothers, sisters, dearest listeners.
Indeed, we are blessed by the fact that we have been sent the best of creation as the messenger to us the final messenger of Allah subhanho wa Taala, the final prophet, the greatest and the highest in ranked May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us to understand this great blessing and May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from those who can follow the path of this great messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, if you look at the companions of the Prophet peace be upon him, they were chosen by Allah as well. And if you look at the qualities that they found in the messenger, peace be upon him, you would come to realize that these are some of the greatest qualities ever to exist. Allah
subhanho wa Taala says, while in
follow in naumi, the creator is praising the qualities the character and conduct of the messenger peace be upon him by saying you upon a very great level of character and conduct the move a Syrian have explained here, that it is referring to the highest level of character, and conduct. Now, if you take a look at the life of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, and that's what we're going to do tonight, we want to look at what made him so loved by those who looked at him with the eye of sincerity. Why do I say the eye of sincerity, because they were people who looked at him with the eye of envy, with the eye of jealousy with the eye of hatred, they never saw the goodness in him.
Although they were in his presence. They were fortunate to see him but unfortunate that they had the wrong heart. Look at Abu Jahan, look at Abu lahab look at an XML signature a look at so many others look at who may have been added. And the list goes on. They were even related to him, but they didn't understand his value, because they looked at him with the wrong eye. Lesson number one, when you look at someone with an eye of genuineness you will see in them their true character, you will benefit from them, you will appreciate the goodness they have, you will be able to elevate yourself and perhaps help them also identify not in the case of the messenger. But in the case of someone
else, that weakness because they will understand you are genuine towards them.
ask yourself a question. If someone came to you to correct you, would you correct yourself I can tell you the answer. If that person is genuine, they came to you in a respectful way. And they really have proven that they've cared for you in the past. And they came to you in a lovely way that was not embarrassing, you would automatically feel honored that you were corrected. But when someone wants to make a fool of you wants to embarrass you wants to openly degrade you that is no way of correcting. So number one, the prophet peace be upon him character was of such a level. But it took an eye of goodness and genuineness May Allah grant us the eye of genuineness and the heart filled
with sincerity so that we can recognize good from bad so that we can recognize those who are genuine. So the profits from from the very beginning, he was granted a certain type of an upbringing, a lot chose for him that he wouldn't have a father after he was born, or just prior to him to his birth, his father had passed away. Abdullah
he passed away. A little while later, the mother passed away. So he was an orphan. So panela good news to those who are orphans, although it's a very, very big challenge. It does not mean if you are orphaned, that Allah dislikes you. It doesn't mean that perhaps Allah loves you, because the one he loved the most. He gave him this challenge. He was looked after by the uncle. In fact, the grandfather initially for a little while, and the grandfather also passed away and thereafter the uncle. So that was the upbringing bonds. From the early stages. He was known as a very, very upright child, so I'm alone. I know it's a little bit too late to talk to most of us now.
Because we are adults, but it's not too late to reform. It's not too late to look back and to correct ourselves and perhaps encourage the little ones. The Prophet peace be upon him,
never uttered the line, even as a child Subhana Allah never uttered the light. So he was already loved to kind of like never uttered the light. He was honest, he had the sense of honesty from childhood Subhanallah he was transparent.
The Children's who had a lot as they played with him, he had friends as he grew up, and you know what? Those were, some of them were the ones who actually stood by him, because they knew him the most look at Abu Bakr Siddiq. His name is Abdullah Abdullah man also known as a wannabe perhaps
he was a friend of the Prophet peace be upon him from the young days. And as they grew older when he declared the Prophet would one day Abu Bakr Siddiq immediately knew this man is not a liar. He has never lied to us prior to this about worldly matters. Why would he lie about heavenly matters? Why would he lie about Allah? So immediately, he says, I bear witness, no doubt Subhana Allah, He didn't even you know, they say not a blink of an eye. So Panama. So the character of the prophets of Salaam he was he always had a pleasant expression on his face, may Allah granted to us. That's amazing. A pleasant expression, sometimes look in the mirror and see your expression, you will be surprised to
correct it slightly. To modify it a little bit would do you a lot of good. Amazing. Sometimes we have an expression as though we're about to injure someone.
And we're doing it lightly. Sometimes we have an expression as though you know, we are so angry. May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive the speaker, as well as all of us. May Allah make us more conscious of it. And for this reason later on the Prophet peace be upon him taught us that to smile is a charity, smile, keep on smiling, I can be a perpetual charity. Amazing. Every time I see someone you smile at them, you look at them, you have an expression that you become conscious of. And it makes people feel like they're not depressed anymore, even if they were slightly depressed prior to you having passed or to having seen you makes them feel good. So Canada, may Allah grant us goodness,
but this was on another level. Obviously, we're trying to derive lessons. So they loved him. They love being in his company, they loved his companionship. Even prior to Prophethood he had a circle of friends. They will all upright, honest, look at our brokenness to decode the alarm. And at the time, alcohol was something prevalent, everyone drank and they made money through it. The profits are solid never ever tasted it, never doubting it never had anything to do with it from before it stem from meaning prior to Prophethood. The same applies to his best friend who was in a Papa Casa de la Miranda, two years younger than him but they were very close. He never tasted never drank,
never dealt in and so on. It goes to show that the friends you have speak volumes about who you are, if anything, the friends you have actually interpret and give a picture of the true you may Allah subhanho wa Taala help us because if you were if you were with someone every day of your life, and they happened to be people who are far from your thinking your way your habit, you will have very little to do with them as time passes, because you will become irritated. Even if you are married to someone and they ended up being a person who is not to your liking. Perhaps it will end up in a divorce. It has happened.
But if you are getting along with someone laughing and joking every day spending hours on end, it shows who you are and who they are. They say birds of a feather flock together. Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us ease I remember saying this to some youngsters and they said Listen, don't think you're smart. We like the birds. No, do we have feathers? May Allah Subhana Allah forgive us. But the point being raised here is look at your friends. Look at the circle you have when the prophet SAW said I'm mixed. He mixed from a young age with those who have a high level of character as well. They were beautiful people look at Ali Viola and he was looked after by the prophet sallallahu
Sallam as he grew up because of some circumstances that came across all that were that his father had gone through the father of Allah
Subhana Allah. So the prophets of Salaam decided to look after him for a while when the
Nobu Prophethood came. Do you know what happened? The eyelid?
was the first of his generation to say yes, I believe no questions asked. No questions. Why? Because they knew him. I want to ask myself a question. And everyone should ask themselves this question. Your best buddies, your best friends, if you were to tell them something big, would they believe? what they believe you without asking a question? I think we all have some improvement to do their job. You know, may Allah subhanho wa Taala help us even the petty, the petty statements we make sometimes are big in the eyes of Allah subhanahu heikkinen or who are in the light. Sometimes a person thinks when they just accuse someone, or they make a statement or you know, this person is
like this, like that, unless you think it's light in the eyes of Allah. It's huge. Its massive.
mela help us then the prophets of Allah.
When he was a little bit older, he became known as a surgical Amin.
Now he was working, meaning he did business for a woman who was much older than him. And she was a wealthy woman. He went up to a sham to the Syrian Peninsula, he came back and Subhanallah he was known as the truthful, the honest, when grace had a problem with the hijab password, when they were rebuilding the cabinet, they decided to call on a young man it was prior to Ebola. They said, Bring Mohammed peace be upon him. He is the most just from amongst us. So the sense of justice was such that it was amazing look at the prophet SAW his own relatives later on. He said, if you're wrong, you're wrong. If you're right, any anyone who's right is right, even if they're not related to me,
and who is wrong is wrong. Even if they're related to me, he says what law he knows and the fact the matter being Mohamed insalata apart. He says, When Fatima been to Amazonia, who comes from a very high clan, the same clan is highly the military in
the long run. She had stolen something this woman and the prophets Allah Salaam was told, you know, she's come from a very high family, very wealthy, you know, very noble or very, you know, lofty etc. He says, Hey, relax.
Think this is this is connected to Allah and his limits. You want to make any compromise something when it comes to the limits of allowance, justice, just what's fair is fair, be it You are my own daughter. If my daughter did this, I would punish her in the same way. So how Allah, he didn't mind what people thought of him for as long as he was on the right path. But he was always humble. When he got Prophethood he became even more humble with us. Imagine if you were told you are the best of creation, the most noble of all prophets somehow that it's not going to happen to us. But just imagine for a moment, if you were told you are the best, okay? Let's say in your society community,
what would happen? It's good that we're not told, because otherwise, we would definitely have an ego problem, we would have a massive issue with our character. People have $5 more than the rest of the community and they change like you can't believe. So Panama, people have a small position and they change like you cannot imagine. This is the best of creation, the most noble of all prophets. He was told how many times about him being, you know, in the first one to go to Geneva, etc, etc. so much I don't even have the time to go through that. And perhaps I don't even know all of it. But he used to read prayers at night such that his legs used to swell and his wife
used to say on messenger, Aren't you the one who has been totally forgiven? pure, clean going to Jenna. You're standing all night in prayer, and you have the you know, your legs have been swollen? He says, Oh, my beloved wife, shouldn't I thank Allah, shouldn't I be a thankful slave of Allah? Allah akuna Abdullah shakugan Look at his character. He was loved, because he was humble. Even though he knew his agenda. He worked harder and harder. And the same applies to a lot of the companions. In fact, all those companions who were told for you is Jenna, do you know what they actually worked harder thereafter?
Let's go to some of the characteristics that made him Beloved, when he spoke to anyone he spoke with respect. Even his enemies he never swore he was never Falcon. He never used dirty words. He never used cheap words. He was not a person who just cursed like that. He was not a person who who was you know,
hurtful in the in his mannerism in his way.
is a times you did make a do against some of the enemies we do know that that was a supplication for a while. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us
If we were to use respectful language, stay away from foul language dirty words. Today it's becoming so dirty. If you look at the music industry, for example, you will find the cheapest of words are being used. And those words have filtered through our language day to day language speech, we talk to each other with bad words, then we wonder why we are not loved by Allah and why people don't like us? Well, maybe you need to clean your mouth a little bit more than just the Colgate you're using.
May Allah subhana wa Taala help us? Really, we need to use good words, beautiful words. When people sat with him, they felt the connection.
It is reported that from among those who seated who were seated around him, each one felt that perhaps he was the most beloved to the prophets.
So imagine they were 1000 companions, each one of them thought I'm the most special Wow, what a quality that is, that is divine. Obviously, that's something very high, but with us, can we not be genuine to one another, genuine, be transparent, be good, be have a good feeling for people who speak well with with them or to them and speak well about them. If there is something negative, then perhaps you want to deal with it between you and them. If there is something positive you can tell the rest of the world. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us another great quality he had. He was very Clement, he was very forgiving. He always felt good of people. When they harmed him, he didn't harm
them back. And when they harmed him, he prayed for them. How many of us, someone harms us, let's be finished for you get up for 200 for the first time, why? Not because you have a problem. But because you want to make sure you make a duet against someone who harmed you. So now you're the hunted came into play.
It's not really that you have a problem. But you say wait a fix you. And now we're gearing up for the hunt you make a good to half of them. ask Allah goodness for them. ask Allah to open their doors. Yes. I'm not saying dive straight into an enemy's hands in such a way that they can slap you again and again. No, you keep your distance while you're home. Hi, john jameelah
mahamudra hironaka Luciana, when the ignorant addressed you with hate speech with anything else that is foul and bad, you just say peace and you walk away. You don't have to deal with them. No, but you did it in a good way. You didn't do it in a dirty way. Allah says when you stay away from them, stay away in a good way. If there are people who keep on harming you while you're praying for their goodness, you must also protect yourself. And sometimes if the harm becomes beyond a certain level, yes, you will have to defend yourself but with respect May Allah grant me, myself and all of us the ability to be respectful no matter what, even in disagreement, the prophet peace be upon him was
absolutely respectful. So these qualities, these characteristics that we see of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, surely we need to put a little bit in our lives. He went through hardship, he never complained. We complain about every little thing. We complain about luxuries. They didn't complain about necessities. You know what that means? What are we complaining about? We're complaining because something we want, we don't have. They did not complain when something they needed. They didn't have so
they went to the prophet SAW Selim, I can give you so many examples, you know that she had a panic when they were surrounded for a while, in part if when whatever that incident happened, he always said Oh, alive, you are pleased, then everything else is fine. It's okay. And happy. So hon Allah He endured, he lost his children, one after the other, all of them in his life. Besides one, he lost his, the males in infancy and childhood, the females in adulthood, besides one who passed away just after him sallallahu alayhi wasallam Did he ever say Why me? Is so alive, that's what you intended them for you is what you gave in the first place and what you took back is also yours. So if you and
I think we have problems, remember the prophets are seldom dealt with even bigger issues, but he never complained to Allah subhanho wa Taala. It's amazing. look at some more of his characteristics. When he spoke to people he spoke with wisdom with tact. A man came into the house of Allah and urinated in the corner. It is absurd. It is unthinkable, to be honest, unthinkable and he dealt with him with so much calmness. I would wonder what will happen if it were to occur today. Allah forgive us.
He dealt with so much of goodness that the problem was solved. The person was convinced he was he turned totally he was on the straight path once again. He understood it and he was full of love with one sentence of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam he says Allah Muhammad Muhammad Muhammad, Allah de hamana Heiden Oh,
Allah, this man, I love him so much Have mercy on on him and me and nobody else. So the proper setup says no, no, no, no, there is an issue here, you're trying to make narrow something which is too broad, which is the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So my beloved brothers and sisters, we need to understand when the prophet SAW Selim was loved, he was loved, because a lot placed within him. characteristics that general people would love Even his enemies admitted that he's adjustment.
You know, true virtue is that which your enemies bear witness regarding when the enemies say no, no, no, this man is a good man. He was adjustment, look at Holly, the middle and eternal Viola. And when he came into Islam, later on, he says, You know what, I knew that this man is actually assisted by Allah. And I had a feeling from the very beginning because we just couldn't overcome it. So I couldn't reach him. Every time there was something we planned and it was already you know, dealt with by the messengers of Allah.
So, this is the messenger peace be upon him. great man. Yes, there is one last point that I need to make mention of.
When we try to please a lot.
When we try to please Allah,
then Allah subhanho wa Taala loves us. And when He loves us, he creates within the hearts of the people who are genuinely the love for us.
Remember, I say genuine, because even the Prophet peace be upon him had haters who hated him, right up to the end.
But for genuine people, they will love, they will see the sacrifice you make for the sake of Allah, they will see the genuine misery they will realize they will notice. And it's not like you even did it for them or for them to notice. But you did it for the sake of Allah. So Allah instills within the hearts of the people, the love for such for those who are trying to, to please Allah. Therefore, what we've said this evening, the most important point over and above developing your character, being honest, not lying, speaking in the correct way, being the best to your family. That's a point I didn't even go into yet. But
the most important thing is getting close to Allah, always fulfill your duties unto Allah, trying to do your best when it comes to getting
your duties done, and staying away from prohibition. Another very, very good way of elevating yourself in the eyes of Allah is to constantly seek the forgiveness of Allah. Allah Allah, I seek the forgiveness of Allah, Oh Allah, you are the greatest, I asked you to forgive me. Since I committed that I know sins I committed that I don't even know. Things I did that I know I asked you to forgive me and certain things I don't even know I did. Sometimes we don't even realize because we are swimming in an environment that sometimes is so so filled with little sins here and there. We don't even know what we've done. So seek the forgiveness of Allah constantly. And Allah subhanho wa
Taala will elevate your status. Remember, if we want love, to increase on Earth, we need to be genuine towards one another. We will not be the same, we will never be the same in our thinking. Allah has created every brain differently, different capacity, different type of understanding. And Allah did it for a reason. Because the champion The winner is the one who can live with all sorts of different mentalities and understandings and levels of understanding and still
be fair with everyone. Be kind to everyone reach out to everyone in the most beautiful way. Wherever you can do more you do more wherever you cannot. The minimum is you haven't harmed me Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us in every way. I could only have that