Healthy Eating, Healthy Bodies & Healthy Minds
Channel: Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari
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First of all,
thank Allah subhana Hodeida.
For granting us the TOEFL to be here today.
we will not accept
and accept our coming here today.
I am also personally honored and privileged to be invited to be part of this discussion that we're going to have today
and the discussion you might be thinking what the discussion is about, but inshallah you'll find out from my talk, and then there'll be a presentation as well.
I thank the organizers of the masjid the Imams, the ALMA, one of them God Allah and with the Jovian and others who have
accepted, given permission, and organized this particular event to take place.
The title of today's talk, as you know,
you must have seen the poster. And you might be wondering and thinking what this talk is all about what this program is all about. Healthy Body, healthy mind,
healthy body, and healthy mind.
We all as not just as Muslims, but as human beings.
We all want to be healthy, we all want healthy bodies. We all want good healthy minds.
We all want to be physically healthy,
we all want to be mentally sound.
And also we can add to that we want to be spiritually sound and in a good state. So in other words, there are three areas in a human being
three components or three parts are three areas in which we as human beings and Muslims, we want to be sound and in a healthy state. The first area is the physical health. The second area is the mental state of the human being. Because unfortunately, we live in a time that all these three areas we find that we are neglectful as Muslims as human beings and sometimes us Muslims are more neglectful in these areas
than probably some of the non Muslims we find many illnesses and diseases and I'm not saying that illness you can't become ill it's from Allah subhanaw taala and there's actually reward in it and it's a purification of your sins. And this is how Allah chooses to do certain things in this world with certain individuals and human beings but we have a responsibility. That doesn't mean that if Allah illness and sickness and diseases from Allah so it doesn't matter it's written from Allah so it doesn't matter whatever we do, you know, Allah has written we don't we don't act and behave in that way. Just like we don't act and behave in that way when we are earning wealth when we are
earning and we are earning a livelihood we don't behave in that way.
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provision is written but we don't say to ourselves that okay, Allah has written that is, so it's okay, I'll sleep at home and if it's gonna come, it's gonna come whatever is written written. You see, this is another issue about Khedira encoder that sometimes we use the clear encoder when it's against us, but when it's for us, then we don't use the clear encoder of Allah. When we say
Okay, if I'm coming to consensus, Allah has written this anyway. It's already it was meant to be. But when it's the time to earn wealth, we don't say okay, you know what, I'm not going to look for a job it's written anyway. So we don't act and behave like that Allah has told us to take the ASVAB the means in this world, we rely upon Allah we do Tawakkol and reliance is upon Allah, but we take this burden the means first. So these are the three areas which I want to just briefly touch upon. The first area is the physical health, the physical state, we must not be neglectful in this physical state of the human being of the Muslim, the physical area, and number two is the mental and
psychological state of the human. And these are all connected, all these three things are connected. And number three is the spiritual well being the spiritual health of the human, all of these three areas are connected as you will inshallah realize from the small talk that I have, we will look at the first area, which is the physical, external well being, and health, health in Arabic.
And also maybe in order you can use the same term.
In the Hadith the words to her has come another word, which normally health we translate for Sakura. Another word which comes in the Hadith in the Arabic language is our fear. And we translate that in English well being. Because there's a slight difference between health and well being health is that you're not ill, but you're still not in a state that you are well, there are small problems here and there. So these are two very important words, sir and well being. We have to realize first and foremost that we as humans, Allah subhanaw taala he is our holiday has created us. He has given us we should be thankful to Allah, we should we should show sugar and gratitude to Allah, for blessing
us with this beautiful body that Allah has given us. This body that Allah has given us. It's an Amana, we have to remember it's a trust. Allah has given it to us as a trust, borrowed it to us, a human being does not even own his body. That in Sanitarium liquid NAFSA as the other must say, we we as humans, and Muslims, we do not own our bodies. That's why we are not able, it is not permissible for us to do things with our body as we wish and choose. We cannot harm our own selves. And that's where we find all the rules in Islamic jurisprudence about you can't do this. You can't do that because mimetic surgery is haram in Islam. Why? Because you are tampering with a body that Allah has
given you a beautiful body, this body, the physical nature, the feature, the fitrah upon which Allah has created human beings.
Cosmetic surgery is not allowed and many other things are not permissible in Islam. Reason being is because we are tampering which is called the lead or Hulk Allah is in the Quran worship on said for the year on the Hulk Allah. So this crew changing the nature upon which Allah has created a human doing something tampering with our bodies, and changing our bodies that is unlawful and haram and sinful in Islam. We cannot do even if we start thinking that this is something like an improvement. Because if he wasn't improvement, and Allah would have created us like that, yes, there are exceptional cases when there is a defect, like we say I you know, a somebody's crate born in six
fingers, for example.
Because now this is abnormal, in an abnormal case situation. Sharia allows that you do something to your body, and you cut off the extra finger to bring back your body to normality to a normal state. But in normal cases, you know, we live in a time when people want to change the noses. Women want to change all sorts of parts of their bodies. People want to extend their hair they want to wear this they want to wear that it's just not being content and happy with the way Allah has created us. And that's actually complaining to Allah.
Allah has created has given us beautiful bodies here this burden this just from this body is a is a trust, as I said, and also at the same time it's an Amana sorry, a trust, as I said, which is Amana and it's a net Rama and it's a gift that Allah has given an Allah has honored us.
Allah Allah he says in the Quran, Allah God God Ramana Bani Adam. Indeed we have Ramana we have honored the Children of Earth. We have honored we have we have blessed
the children of Earth and human beings. We have honored you as a human with the beautiful body and given you a very good soul and a very good intellect. So therefore, when Allah honors our bodies, then it's our responsibility. It's an obligation. It's a forum that we honor our bodies as well. We preserve our bodies. That's why when we look at it
Islamic jurisprudence we have five different areas where we No no they are known as and that we know as Mikaze do Sharia. These are the objectives all the rules if you look at the whole of Islam the Quran and Hadith, and you look at all the outcome of Sharia all of them from A to Zed they have been prescribed to preserve five things to preserve, to protect to safeguard five areas, and one of those five things is have have the knifes preservation of the body and the soul. The life there's five five different areas you have have the Dean many, many loaves of Islam have been prescribed by Allah and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, so that it's there to preserve the deen of Islam have
the knifes is to preserve your body has an icon which is to preserve intellect and we're going to talk about the mind and the intellect the preservation like alcohol is haram in Islam. Why is it haram? The main reason is that it's the preservation of the aka the intellect of the human.
And then you have Hetzel mud preservation you have the nisab, which is preservation of the lineage,
the pneus of the lineage, you know, all the rules of Nica and divorce and marriage and Talaq and Ada, why can a woman not marry and why do you have to do Nica all the rules of Nikka Huntelaar they are there in place to preserve the pneus of the lineage the family system. And then we have have the Merle Islam also encourages preservation of the wealth of the human, all the laws that are in the Quran and Hadith about how to earn what's halal and what's haram don't get involved in gambling in interest, etc, etc. They are there in place for the preservation of the wealth. So there are five objectives and one of the main objectives is held on knifes. All the rules are there to preserve the
knifes the body, the soul, the body of the human which Allah has blessed a human being with and therefore it's very important that we preserve our bodies Seha and Alfia well being and body being healthy is an obligation. You know, sometimes we forget, we don't think this has something to do with Islam. Islam is Alhamdulillah a complete way of life. It's not just about praying. It's not just about salah, it's not just about the cut. It's not just about hygiene Amara it's not just about fasting, there are many areas there's more Asha or more on the alert o'clock, the skeletal column, and also physically keeping yourself fit and healthy. This is part of Islam. Even though we may be
Asians, it's part of Islam.
Seriously, it's part of Islam. It's actually if someone exercises with the intention that this is part of Islam, you will be rewarded for going for a jog in the morning.
And I know this was the practice of the early Muslims the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam himself encouraged swimming and exercising and he would himself exercise and about food there are laws in you know this book by Imam even aka you will never be in there you will see about laws of eating how much you should eat, don't over eat, keep us 1/3 space left in your in your in your stomach to breathe. Sometimes we eat to hear we can't even breathe
1/3 should be left. And we look at early Muslims all of them they emphasized health and exercise and remaining fit.
And one of the reasons was that you have physical strength and mind. They they emphasize this even till today you will see many of our automa and great scholars they all have if you look in their
timetable, they will all have exercise in a timetable.
Most of our scholars are not alone. I don't want to start mentioning all the names of current day people but one of my teachers on which many of you know love to talk to you with money have read the whole lot. If you look at his timetable in the morning, every day, he has half an hour of brisk walking wherever whether he's in Japan or whether he's in America, whether he's in Britain, Birmingham wherever he is, wherever he is, he will always in the morning has a fixed time where he will go for preschool
because it's part and parcel of the teachings of Islam that we exercise and we stay healthy remain healthy and remote mineral COVID The hadith says the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam middle Kobe hiraman moment in life. A healthy good powerful movement believer is is far better than a weak what mean believer and this there's so much encouragement of looking after our bodies. And the reason I said is because you have physical health and then you are able to worship Allah, you are able to do a burger you are able to serve humanity. You are able to go places and travel in the land of Allah and you're able to serve the deen of Allah with health. That doesn't mean that if you do
that, then if you're not healthy, then Allah has not accepted you know that Allah, you know, he deals with different people in different ways. We all try. We all try to earn wealth, but some people despite trying they remain poor
So that doesn't mean Allah has decided to do something wrong with him. No, it's just that Allah wants him to give him the next life
is it's an axiom of Allah we all try to be healthy. But some people, despite trying and taking the above, they stood still remain. They still remain unhealthy this is actually there's nothing wrong with it. Rather there's a hadith where the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says that either herb Allahu Abdon sub ballyhale Bella or sub been when Allah loves someone, then he places he inflicts upon him many Bella and difficulties. It's actually it's a sign that you've been accepted by Allah, it's purification of your of your sins. Your sins are being forgiven in this life. Sahara does kill so, but we have to take the means we still have to take the means even illness is a NEMA
like one of the earlier Oliver said some one of them said that when he was ill, he was making dua and he said, Oh Allah, I know this illness is also in Yama from you. And health is also in atma from you. Oh, Allah asked you to change this NEMA of illness with the normal of health. Because both on atma
health is a NEMA also an illness. But I asked you Allah, that from the to Netmums, I want the bounty, the gift, the normal of health rather than being ill. But we have to take the means and the US verb, to remain healthy to exercise, do whatever we can do. And this is beloved, health and well being is beloved in the sight of Allah and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. There's a hadith and Sunnah nofima Timothy where he says, the messengers are Allahu alayhi wa sallam, he says, mercy, Allah, Allah che in a habit, e li human and our fear. Nobody asks Allah, nobody makes a dua about anything which is more beloved to Allah than asking Allah for Afia.
We ask Allah for different things.
For Baraka in risk, we ask Allah for different things. This hadith of sunnah, nofima, materiality, the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, what does he say? That no one asks Allah, anything which is more beloved, humbly, more beloved to Allah than our fear. We need to ask Allah for wellbeing regularly in our doors, and the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam actually taught us as well. He said, He taught us how to make the DUA. You must know the famous dua, you must have heard it read it made the DUA yourself, Allahu manias. Iluka Sidhartha many things we ask Allah. This is a very famous prophetic sunnah dua Allahumma. Luca SATA, well, effort well iMonitor are hosts not
Holyoake what Allah will cover? Oh Allah, I asked you this is how do I have the messenger Salallahu Alaihe Salam, O Allah I asked you have syha health
Well, effort a chastity well a man and trustworthiness. waha Snell Hello, and
good character some of the other man said you know that there's a connection.
There's a connection like we're going to talk about today we're talking about right now there's a connection between horsnell Hello unhealth
between good character and and what Sir health you know what the connection is. If someone's healthy, naturally, they'll become good in their behavior towards others. Normally, unless Allah blesses someone with software and and that's where readable code that has been mentioned, as well, that if you don't happen to have health, then don't become nasty and don't become abusive and don't become aggressive and don't become in a way where you start. Always depress yourself and depress everybody around you don't claim to complain too much. I've got this wrong you know, some people have this attention seeking problem. Oh, this is wrong. And this is wrong. This is wrong. This is
attention seeking. Do solver and that's a reasonable cover. I am happy content with a taco de cada destiny of Allah. But these two things are connected all I ask you off you say her health and then the few other things and then he said what has not hold up? Because somebody who's healthy naturally they will be polite. There'll be calm they'll be considered there'll be good towards others there'll be smiling with others because they are happy with themselves. That's why these two things are connected. The messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in one Hadith he said and look at this hadith which is in Sunova momentarily the man us verhaal more often forbidden. Men us Raha more often
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in the hoopoe to young me, okay, Anna hazratullah, who duniya This is an amazing Hadith. Whoever wakes up in the morning with three things.
Three things. Number one, more often feel better. When you wake up in the morning and you have the IOC on your budget. You are healthy.
You are healthy, there is no mate nothing majorly wrongs cough here and there.
There's no problem, nothing majorly wrong.
Number two, Amina and FISI to be you in your house, you are protected safeguard, it didn't there's no major threat. There's not enemies around you going to bomb your house or something, relatively you're secure in your house, which we will have.
And number three in the WHO to Yomi. He has one day's worth of food and provision and risk one day, you wake up in the morning, you have enough money in your bank account in your pocket in your house for you and your family to eat for today.
For Ken Noma, he's at LaHood duniya. This person has been blessed by Allah as though he has been given the whole of dunya.
Nothing to complain about. We think about in four years time, my grandchildren, if I, if I have a son, and then his son, when you grow up, then we'll think about that as well. Who knows you're gonna have a son or maybe a grandson. We think too much ahead. And that's when they're Hadid is a human being, you know, his death is here, and his wishes and desires are there. He dies before what he's thinking about. Think each day life is very short. We need to take take the positives of life, and take each day as it comes live each day. I'm not saying you don't think about anything at all. We can but always be.
Under this understanding. Always keep this in mind. Today could be my last day. Today could be my last day. I'm just living this one day, tomorrow. Allah knows if I'm here or not. We live in this world and dunya as though let alone this is the last day. We live as though we will be here for 200 years. No, but nobody thinks that they can live here forever. Because this is one thing that there is no stuff in.
There's two things well, one thing but there's two areas regarding it. There's no difference of opinion between any Muslim and non Muslim nobody, no one.
Everybody agrees that death will come and everybody agrees that there's no written time for it. Okay, but we deal with the life as though we are gonna be here forever.
The hadith is there's another Hadith Emily dunya Kabir Kadri, baka ecoffee Her warmly erotica because Rebekah ecoffee her deal with this world as long as you're going to live in this world and and deal with your IRA as the as long as you're going to live there. How long are we going to live in the next life? How long?
How many years? Come on somebody for eternity? How long here?
We don't know. But what's the average? You can ask the doctors I've asked this question about 10 times to 10 Different doctors on different times different friends. Some say 60s Some said 70 Some said 5560 I think the average right now is about 60. Anything above that is a bonus from Allah
60s average that's if you get to the average
imagine 60 years here and how many years there forever and ever an eternity.
The way we deal with this dunya is probably eternity here and 60 years.
For 60 years the way we deal with the dunya we compromise our deen we compromise our life we compromise our rights towards our family. We work in such a way that there's no ending to to to us we just the way we struggle. There's no there's no you know, there's no giving of rights of other people to Allah to family members to to our own cells. As though we're going to live here forever. I'm in the middle of that we're just life is so hectic that we are moving here and then suddenly death comes on. We're going finish. Everything's left here, half in the middle and we're gone.
Next life is for eternity for eternal life. You imagined 600 million years. Just imagine it's not even that much more than that. But just imagine. Allah says in the Quran in one of the places he said Konomi oh my god only Uh huh. Let me Alberto Illa Asha 1002 Haha. When these human beings when they will go in the next life, they will feel the dunya was like a moment of the morning or a moment of the evening as she turned Aloha.
This verse we read it we hear it and we just maybe read the translation. We need to understand the Quran sometimes reflect upon it What is Allah saying? When you go in the next life you dunya will seem as though it was a moment just a split second. Think imagine after 600,000 years in the next slide, you're in jannah inshallah, Wolfers, Allah take us there.
Imagine after 600,000 years, one day you come out from your palace, and you meet your friend from Birmingham, and he comes out from his palace and say, Come on, let's go and have some coffee. And some shisha
down there will be halal here. Allah knows best maybe not. We're talking about healthy bodies. Healthy food we're going to talk about just now moving Inshallah, but in general, of course will be harder. And imagine you have a discussion that you remember those after six 100,000 years
As you think about dunya that there was a time do you remember this? Yeah, I remember there was a time there was a place called dunya. Yeah, I remember vaguely, you know, long time ago. It was a place called Birmingham in there. I was born. And then I got married. I had a couple of children. And then I became a granddad and I died. I remember it was about 5060 years, just a small like a.in an ocean.
After imagine you'll be thinking about the dunya after 600,000 years, as a moment of the morning or a moment, or she had an old Aha. It's just like you were there for a moment. You just went through and that's where the Hadith says that this dunya is like you're just passing by confit dunya Anika Haribo agar Sabine, be in and remain in this world as though you're a traveler, not just a traveler, he says Bill, our bureau Sabine, rather, you're just a passerby, you just stop in there at the service station, and you're moving on. We don't deal with the service station as though we're going to live with we rent the dunya.
Even if you buy properties in this world, it doesn't become ours because we Well, for two reasons. Number one, the land we'd never buy anyway, because we still pay council tax. Okay, so the land owners belongs to the government, when we even buy a property which is buying the not the land. That's the rent, even if you buy a property and number two, we're renting the dunya. Anyway, we've come to rent the dunya so we're renting well, even if we buy I'm not saying it's not allowed to buy buy properties, but keep in mind that this is all renting. Dunya is just renting for 5060 years, and then your children you think you're maybe children now jodel inshallah Allah will give them as well.
Nobody, Allah is not going to leave anybody, you know, deprived and poor. Everybody will live in this world. Allah will give everybody they will work hard, they'll do what they need to do, and then they'll go away as well. They'll run the world as well. Everybody comes here to run the world and then move on.
But anyway, that's another topic but we have to look after our bodies. He said, When us by home Well, I often feel burdened. You have healthy body, as though and you have one this provision and you're protected secure in your house. He's at law who dunya as though everything has been given to him, and the DUA Allah who made near silica Suharto will refer to well, among other hosts, Nicola will call them once the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said to him, he said to his uncle, he said, Dr. Abbas, cellular hull Alfia always keep on asking Allah for Afia in your DUA, we should make this dua Allahu Ynez Dukkha a sahaja. When I first of all you can ask well, I feel that for
dealing with dunya Allah, Allahu manana is a local as well as a theater for dealing with dunya without Cara who Allah we ask you for forgiveness, and we ask well being in this life as well as the next life, so therefore, say is a great, it's a bounty. Now I'm attorney Maha Boonen V Hema cathedral meanness. ferok the hadith of sahih al Bukhari to enamels are given to every human
and most people are in delusion. Most people are deceived, they don't realize the importance of Sahara until after surgery is taken away from you. They don't remember that they don't value time, until after time is taken away from you. This is the Hadith. That's why one of the Imams said that allow fear to Turgeon, Allah Rousseau say that you've sort of ill Murdock, if you answer her and well being is a crown that is worn by the Healthy People. Nobody sees this crown except the ill people.
You know, when we when we healthy, we don't realize we've got a crown, but the ill person sees the one who can't walk with his legs and he sees you walking, he'll think you've got a crown, you're blessed. So we should value our bodies. We should ensure we don't do anything that harms our bodies. There's a hadith of the Sunnah female, masha Allah Dora, Allah the Aurora. There's many meanings of that hadith, but one meaning is that there is no harming others and there is no harming your own self. Like in the Quran. Yeah. When I told Kobe ad Camilla Toluca do not make your own hands contribute to your destruction, harming self inflicted harm is haram.
Dollar and harm, harm is haram. It's unlawful in Islam. And that's why we have to ensure we don't eat things that cause harm to us, our physical body. We don't smoke things that cause harm to our bodies. We don't consume things that cause harm to our bodies. Physically. Healthy food is a obligation.
Not just Hello. Hello, Hala and healthy food. You might just get away with you know, you might see a Donner kebab. I'm not saying it's haram to eat and if anybody has done a kebab place, then no I'm not saying anything negative, but to make a habit of eating these kinds of things. It's not it's not really good for the health for the body and that's why this physical health is connected to the mental psychological health. What you eat, you are what you eat. It has an effect on
It has an effect on the mind
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okay, it has an impact on the psychological health, mental health what we eat.
If we eat unhealthy food it gets to our brains, we get depressed. One of the reasons is that what we eat, and we should always remember that whatever Allah has prohibited for us in Islam, it is for our own benefit. This is a card that this is a famous principle known. Every ruling is for our own benefit, eating, consuming talk haram. Why? Because it's for our own benefit. It's not for nobody's benefit. It's for our own benefit. There's a Hikmah wisdom behind everything. Alcohol, consumption, drugs, all of this is for our own benefit in this life, and the next life but even in this life, and then the spiritual health, which is connected to our spirituality, our closeness to Allah, our next
life, health in the next life, the spirituality that takes us and brings us close to Allah brings us close to the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam gives us enjoyment in worshiping Allah gives us enjoyment in making a bird of Allah and brings about this peace and tranquility in the life. This is what we call spiritual health. And these are all things connected. There's a hadith in Sahih Muslim where the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said in Allaha Ebola Ebola year when hola Amara meaning Bhima Arabi, Hinomoto serene that verily, Allah is the year right? Allah is by you.
Verily Allah is pure. You know this is what I want to talk about that you know there's two words here, halal and per year.
There's two words here. Allah tells us to eat halal, but in the Quran, he says not just halal, but even play you look at this hadith, Verily Allah is to you and I'll explain to you what it means very Allah is for you. He doesn't accept anything from us, except that it's for you as well. Allah is pure, and he doesn't accept anything that is except if it's pure. When we give sadaqa it should be pure wealth. We want to donate to the masjid, halal, pure wealth. Allah only wants pure stuff. A murder should be pure, not just legally just you've just done your Salah. Legally if you ask from a Sharia point of view, you've done the variety you've done the verge about the Sunnah I've been just
about done, and that's just you've just crossed the border, the line the head, and that's it. Your Salah is okay, it's done. That's not the surah Allah wants from us. Allah wants us more than that. Our Ibadah should be, we should be tired. They should be pure. And the food that we eat as well. Not just Halal but the Yeah. And then he says Allah orders in the Hadith, when Allah Amara be hidden meaning come Amara Hinomoto. Serene he has ordered the believers the same that is ordered the believers the most other prophets. Allah has ordered us the believers, the same thing that has ordered the messengers. And then he said for Carla, then he recited the messenger of allah
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, verse of the Quran. And he said, What did Allah ordered the messengers? He said, Allah said, Yeah, you heard Russell Gulu Minako Ebert what Emmylou. salejaw Oh, messengers each of the year but of the pure not just Hello, he said, But you But and then do good actions. And in another verse, he said, in the same Hadith Wakata and Allah also says, this is the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi salam reciting two verses of the Quran he said what call and Allah also says here you on Latina Avenue kuruma Florida Hello Blanca yerba are you who believe eat Hala Rhonda you and then the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam through Medaka Raja Masha Allah you to to suffer
me God he Illa summer. Robbie Robbie, he mentioned a man he said there's a human being there's a man he talked about described a person. He said there's this individual who was
you know, traveling long, lengthy journey and he was disheveled in his clothing in his external appearance, clothes and body was not in a good state because he was traveling. He was quite tired. And this person in that stage was making dua to Allah He was saying Yara BRB, raising his hands, your mood do your day here this summer, raising his hands towards the heavens, saying yeah, Robbie, but his dua was not accepted. Why? He said Well, I'm not I'm horrible, no measurable haram and we're MALBA su haram. And Mahalia will haram his food, his clothing, his but his food, drink clothing is haram and is nourished on haram How can it do avec sutra now this particular Hadith? I'm moving fast
now but this particular Hadith of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in there he says, Allah tells you to eat halal. He ordered the messengers, all messengers, eat by pure and do good righteous actions. Gulu pneumophila Kulu Mina payability, wa Malou salejaw and do rashes actions, all the other mammal for Sunnah of the Quran they mentioned there's a connection if someone eats pure food, halal food
They will be able to do good actions. And the opposite is true. If somebody is haram or non pure food, then they will not be able to do good action. And this shows us the problems that we find ourselves in the community. There are many reasons why we have problems in our society, in our communities, in our family, family life, in our lifestyle, you know, our children are leaving the path of Islam. There are many reasons. There could be many reasons but I'm not saying this is the only reason but one very important reason brothers and sisters, here's the one very important reason is what we eat. And I'm not talking about just Halal I don't want to stick to halal. It's not just
the legal limit. That's it. We want to know what's halal food stop done. That's it. Allah is telling us to eat pure. Pure doesn't mean just the basic limit that we just legally Okay, we just we've just crossed the limit, I might say done finish.
You won't be sinful if you don't eat pure but Allah is telling us to eat pure, which means and includes we are absolutely careful what we eat. Who slaughters matters from a legal Sharia perspective, who slaughters a Muslim is daughters or a Christian proper Christian or a Jew slaughters. It's very okay, it's valid from a Sharia point of view. You will call it halal, but for it to be tyabb. The person who slaughters how pious he is, how righteous he is. Is his swearing when he slaughtering or is he making the vicar of Allah when he slaughtering? When that makes a big difference? Is it smoking? I don't know if legally they do that or not. But is it smoking away? Or
is it talking away or making you know, I visited some avatars once and they're chatting away and swearing you know, Sister swear and Mother swear and slaughtering away.
Does he drink consume alcohol? Just somebody told me yesterday that there's a brother he says Mike, my brother in law, he drinks so much alcohol and but his job is in a place where they do halal, I suppose I don't know if he's doing halal or not. I don't know what he's doing. Because he drinks alcohol all the time, sir and things like that. Never in his life. This has an impact. He might be a Muslim legally just Well, according to some Imams Imam Muhammad bin Hamad. He's not even a Muslim, because Mundaka Salah Mohammed and Kapha are somebody who misses pray intentionally, deliberately, systematically is not a Muslim. So quite some people that Debbie has not even heard on. But maybe
according to others, you might legally call it Hala. But it's not there yet. It makes a big difference. Who's slaughtering and then who's cooking the food. If you go to a restaurant and the cooker, the cook sorry, not the cooker, cooker, the cook making the food in the cooker. Okay. Makes a big difference who's cooking the food? Who's making the pizzas and the pastries and the kebabs and the burgers is here. If your mother
makes the food whilst making the Dhikr of Allah she's reading the Quran has a big massive impact. That's the year when you eat that food you are what you eat, your life changes your body changes your physicals or your sorry, your spiritual health enhances you are able to worship Allah. If your mother is cooking food or your wife is cooking food and she's watching Bollywood, then you eat the food you become a Bollywood star. You are you will obviously you have those adult and those those those habits. If she's listening to music, you want to become Salman Han when you when you grow up, because that food has effect of music in it. And if she's reading the Quran, your wife is reading
the Quran she has mcmicken the vicar of Allah, she's, she's thinking about good things. That's why we read in the books that when a mother is breastfeeding, what she thinks about has an impact. This is scientifically proven as well, not just Islamically what she thinks about one of the early Imams he when he was when he went to the madrasa his stars told him to start reading from where Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen and he started from where from the 15 pages of the Quran he already knew them why because was his mother was breastfeeding and when she was pregnant, she used to recite the first 15 years of the Quran every day and you've got transferred is no big deal. It can happen okay, this
can happen. I mean, this is a proven through, as I said medically and scientifically as well. This can happen, what she eats what she thinks about when she's pregnant. If she washes TV when she's pregnant, then those into negative influences will come on to the child who cooks the food this is all time food. Not just Halal but for you we need to aspire and we need to we need we want to get to the highest level.
The hadith in Sahih al Bukhari the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said Yeah, tr the nurse is a man on a time will come on the people love you buddy Mr. Obama other men who Amina Hala minute haram. We will not care humans Muslims won't care where they take their income, the money the food from where they take from. If it's from halal or haram. Nobody bothers and we live in that time. Nobody bothered people say it's recent halal, who cares?
Who cares? I mean, and this is not something that just Islam has a lot to do with what we eat. There's a hadith of Buhari with a messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said
masala Salah tena was talking about our population our acleda Be Hatena they'll be Hatena further Erica who will Muslim will lead if He then met Allah He was assuming the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is describing who is a Muslim the sign? What is a sign of a believer?
Who who is a Muslim is telling us the basic features and salient features of a believer. Do you want to know who a Muslim is? Is he the one who was an Amana? In this hadith? No, he's telling us how to detect a Muslim. The Muslim is the one man Salah Salah Tana who prays our prayer.
The one who prays our prayer, who's offering salah is a good sign in this is in the time of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, how they would detect a believer from a munafo was from Salah when of your own they used to hide. They used to come but Fajr is difficult they wouldn't come and pray so that people will find out this guy's a hypocrite but Muslim doesn't miss Salah. So this was a sign because they looked in that time they looked similar. The Muslims the Muna if your own sorry, would dress like the Muslims, right? I mean, they would some of them like a Buddha Buddha dressed like the Muslims, there wasn't a way of distinguishing externally. They would also some of them
would keep beards as well. And some of them they used to wear like the same same type of clothing. There wasn't a majorly difference, you know, a major difference. So this is how they will detect the one who prays our salah, and then he said man was talking about other people let in and the one who faces in the direction of our Qibla and the third sign the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned he said what color the Bihar Turner and the one who eats our way of slaughtering the meat, the meat which is slaughtered according to our way. We do it differently from the non Muslims. They do it in a different way. This is this shows it's not person is in the protection of
Allah and His messenger. He is considered a Muslim. It shows clearly that what we eat eating is part and parcel of our deen and it's a sign of being a Muslim. And we should not just aspire for halal. We should go for the pure buy. Yep, like the Hadith of the messenger messenger. sallallahu alayhi salam. So in that hadith, he said, Verily Allah is by him. He only wants to eat which is pure. He's ordered us to eat halal and pure. And then the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he mentioned what he mentioned a man I mentioned I translated the Hadith, but just explain a bit more. He said, he mentioned a person who was traveling now he is actually mentioning a person who was in a state
where there would be no risk or no possibility of his dua being rejected. He had every reason for his dua to be accepted by Allah yet his dua was not accepted. He was traveling we know that was almost a surfer. There's a there's a hadith
there's three people who do you know there's no doubt in them being accepted. One of them is that little musafir one the one who's traveling this person is traveling and then his be shelved. Someone you know does shelved state not in a good state or Bashar kebab. Now Oxfam Allah Allahu Allah Bara another Hadith, his dua is normally accepted, and then he was raising his hands. When you raise your hands to Allah this is a etiquette of Dr. Dua is normally generally accepted. So there was a another reason why his daughter should have been accepted in Allah Hi Yun karimun yesterday on your DOMA saffron Hi betaine when someone raises hands to Allah, Allah
fuels Allah doesn't feel right in other words, you know the word is Allah feel shy from it, but this gamma your equal Bucha and he as it is appropriate for Allah but he doesn't like that he returns those hands empty handed, your your hands are returned back to empty return you empty handed. So your hands if you raise to Allah do is accepted. And lastly he said your rugby all the doors are abandoned Robina Robina Tina Robina Hublin Robina this Robina that to our is normally accepted, if you make if you say the word Robina yet his he says the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam despite all these reasons for his desire to be accepted his dua How can it be accepted? When
his food is haram? His drink is haram and this does not only mean the ingredients it means the money income as well as the ingredients a lot of times we think okay, we look at some of us in our communities we get over obsessed with ingredients.
This brother once came to me and he bought some string of sweets and there's a e 9634. I said okay, I just asked him Incidentally, I said, By the way, what job do you do because I work in a bank. I said, even if this was vegetables will still be haram for you.
Doesn't matter your income should be halal, and then the food you buy. We are obsessed over Evo 961. And I'm not saying we shouldn't go look and search for those things to an extent we can we should.
As soon as something people sending 100 text messages. Oh, this is haram haram. What about your income you're involved in interest your house or mortgage is a major there's no doubt
nothing's being haram. We don't even think about that send a text message alert, houses or mortgage will haram insurance haram. This is halal haram you know people they they get into business where they say okay invest money and 100% profit. There's no risk of loss that's haram you cannot do that in Islam.
You give 100 pounds 200 pounds every year you get guaranteed your money is guaranteed basic law of Islam is rejected. There's a hadith of Buhari where you if you cannot sell something which you you don't own something which is not in your possession, ownership and in your in your possession in your cabinet.
These are laws about income being Hunter, it starts from there. So income hunted and then the ingredients what we eat is also Hala. Very important. If someone and this person his he was His food was haram his drink was haram. His clothing the clothing because clothing is not there's not haram in the clothing unless the silk silk is haram. But what does he mean by clothing that you used haram money to go and shop? In? What was it boring? Yeah, you went in the bullring with with your haram money. And you went and shopped and you bought Halal clothes. It's not silk. It's all heard and it's a nice jacket, nice whatever you bought, but the money was haram so you've your
clothing is haram and you're nourished on haram. How can the DUA be accepted? We always complain our two hours are not accepted but Allah Allah subhanahu wa ala, we need to ensure that you know if we want our daughters to be accepted, our worship to be accepted and our bodies should be accepted. Then we need to ensure that our income is heard on our food is halal. There's a hadith of email. Inshallah, when I finish in five minutes somebody's got a question but we're gonna have a q&a and then you will have a q&a so inshallah there's a hadith in the margin Mama Mama Torani where the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam saddled Nobu cos Radi Allahu Anhu came to the messenger
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said Ya rasool Allah, O Messenger of Allah, make dua to Allah, Allah Allah. Allah named Mr. Jabba Dharwad Can you please ask Allah to make me from those whose two hours accepted was the Java Java code? You must have heard of the term was the Java Java. He said yeah, solid
outlive Mata Amaka. Outside Eclipse, see the same word? This is a unique Hadith. Same word. What's this word? What did I say? What's the word?
What's the word? Are you listening attention? What's the word? Or clip? Where's that word from? For you? He said, Ask Allah that i becomes the job with that word. He said, Oh, sorry. A clip Mater. Amica. Make your food pay. Yep. Pure. Your food will become five not just by having your restaurant called the Ube. It has to be how you make your food by Yep. That couldn't muster Jabba Dharwad you will become Mr. Jabu. Dharwad and then he said, Well, Lady enough so Mohammed in Beardy, by whose hand is in by the one in whose hand is the life of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in Abdullah Ali foofy JioFi a lokmat al haram a slaver human places and throws one Musa loca of haram food in
the stomach. Ma Utako bloomin who Amadou Urbina yo Min 40 days of a bird is not accepted from that doesn't mean that you have to repeat your prayers and people ask this that I pray offered Salah don't have to make Kedah know you are legally you your Salah is done but there is no there's no spirituality. This is what we call spiritual health. There is no you don't enjoy your prayer. If we eat pure food, the one slaughtered properly, the one on which the name of Allah has been taken, he has an impact. There are places you know they did a survey once about those animals on which the name of Allah was taken. And those animals on which the name of Allah was not taken and they
actually tested the meat and the meat of the ones on which Allah's name was taken was scientifically more healthy than the meat of those animals that were on which Allah's name was not taken. There's a site there's a silent effect, the meat is done and then it's slaughtered properly the name of Allah has taken the slaughter we try our best if the best is to start ourselves and we we know in our countries in the subcontinent countries in the Arab world in the eastern countries, we can go and buy our chicken you know, we want this chicken slaughter in front of you we can slow it ourselves. I mean that's the best way and even even better than that to make it by you. Even before slaughter a
few days. You know we know what the chicken is eating. It's grazing in our in our garden in our place. We eat it we give it halal food, he eats halal food this is all pipe and then we slaughter it and we eat halal chicken halal meat. We are there's no doubt in it. And then we cook it and the one who's cooking it as well and I'll end with the story. The one who's cooking it also is someone who cooks it who is of spirituality and spirituality being impacted on the on the food it's been transferred to the
Food and then the food becomes tired and pure. You mama chef Are you an Imam Muhammad you must have heard of these two great Imams. Imam Shafi was the teacher of Imam Ahmed bin Hamad Rahim Allah all these imams are interrelated. Imam Imam Shafi was a teacher for Mohammed, and Imam Muhammad Abdul Hassan. A che Bernie was a teacher of Imam Shafi and Imam Abu Hanifa was the teacher of Imam Mohammed. So Imam Ahmed's teachers teachers teacher was Imam Abu Hanifa. So you have Mr. Muhammad Imam Shafi Imam, Mohamed removeable Hanifa. This is the line of students and teachers. So anyway, Imam Shafi was a teacher of Imam Ahmed this story is related in different versions, but this is one
of the famous versions. This is how it happened. Imam Shafi taught him on Muhammad after a long time and when Muhammad went away and he was living in a different place. Imam Shafi once sent a message to his student, Imam Muhammad Muhammad been handled had become a great Imam of his own in his own right now he's become a big Imam. So Imam Shafi is always also respecting, you know, it's teachers have to students have to always respect the teachers always you are you are indebted to them for the rest of your life. But one thing here as well, that teachers when you see when the teachers see that their students have become they have a position as well. And status and MACOM out the Sunnah of the
owner has always been that they also honor the teacher, their students, they don't teach, they don't behave with them as though they when they was teaching when they were standing by them, they realize this person has a makan. And they give them that honor. They give them the love and they give them that supervision and they give them that respect as a teacher giving respect to the students as well. This has always been the case, it doesn't mean that now you've become 50 and your teacher 70 It deals with you as though you were five that doesn't happen in a race to happen shouldn't happen as well. So anyway, Imam Shafi you sent a message you said you've become a big Imam, you've become
you know, someone who has great position and MACOM in in the community. You're one of the Imams of the Ummah, it's been a long time that haven't seen you. Okay?
One long time haven't seen you. It would be nice to see you. Maybe I visit to you visit me. Now, as I said there's different versions of the story but this one of the versions that he was Imam, Imam, Imam. Chef is daughter So Imam Ahmed said to Imam Shafi that you don't come and visit me Of course, you're my teacher. I'll come. I'll come and visit you. So then the time date was set Imams had been humbled with his students coming down to Imam Shafi in missile in Egypt, which has been in the news quite a bit recently, as you know, to visit Imam Chavez graves in in Egypt. In Cairo. There's a place called harder to Shafi. There's a masjid there I've visited when a couple of times that there
is Imam Shafi his grave the whole area is called the area of Imam Shafi. So anyway, Imam has been humbled came Imam Shafi Rahim Allah are the Anhu he actually went with his people on the outskirts of the city to just welcome him and receive him receive his student. Imagine, anyway, and stories long amending he stayed three four days at Imam Shafi his house when he stayed there, his daughter was there as well. And his wife and his family,
Imam Shafi at his house amongst his family, he used to praise him on Muhammad quite a bit this one of my students, this student is the best, you will find nobody as spiritual, as more knowledgeable and more pious and more religious and more righteous than this Imam had been humbled. So the daughter had heard a lot of praise. But anyway, after the first night when he stayed there, the next day, the daughter went and complained to the father said, are you talking about Imam Muhammad, this teacher, this student of yours, righteous, pious, spiritual, this that, you know, I disagree with you? You know, I have a problem. So what's that? So number one, we could cook the food yesterday.
I've never seen anyone eat as much as him. You know, when the plates came back, it's completely finished. You know, I heard pious people eat less 1/3 to breathe, like you said, and number two, I did the room. I kept some water in the jug that he will offer salata tahajjud and he'll do some Cleon will lead and offer Tahajjud prayer and Sadat in the middle of middle of the night when this is after when they both came back after Serato Fajr. And he said, When you went for Fudger, I went in the room and I saw that
the water is still as it was, he hasn't used the water, no to her jug. And lastly,
he doesn't do well due to pray Fajr he the human profession without you know using the water what's happening. So Imam Shafi said, start scratching his head. He said, Oh, maybe I don't know. So when he went when they were having breakfast or something he said to Mr. Muhammad, he said what's happening? It looks like you've changed slightly, so why what's wrong? My daughter's got three questions, or three complaints about he said, reason being altered the truth. This food that was cooked and that was cooked by the daughter. So the cook the food that was cooked by by her this is when I was eating. I felt so much baraka and spirituality in the food. I've never felt that
that much spirituality and Baraka in that food ever in my life, I've never eat, you know, they could feel these great pious people, you know, with the food, they could feel it. And therefore, I didn't want to stop eating, eat as much as possible. This will help me nourish me for days to come. And then he said number two because of the baraka of that food, the blessings and spirituality of the food, I couldn't sleep all night all night. I didn't do will do because I stayed awake all night and I was able to extract numerous hundreds of rules from the Quran and Sunnah. It gave me physic, mental psychological
health, food is giving him spiritual and psychological health. And lastly, he said, This is the reason why I went for Fajr Salah without voodoo because I've not slept all night of worship Allah of performance. Dr. Molina and I've been extracting loads from the Quran and Sunnah. And I was able to solve many issues that I couldn't solve before because of the bulk of this food, because she cooked it. When she was cooking it. She was making the Dhikr of Allah. So this is what we need. We need pipe food, we need halal food, we need to eat halal Sharla I'm going to end with this and may Allah grant us Sophia and make us act upon some of the things that were said. It was like a locket for
Allah wa salatu salam ala Sayyidina Muhammad wa ala