Life As A Muslim Medic And Dentist
Channel: Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari
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I can understand by listening to the jokes, that it's a very light hearted program.
So I don't want to become too serious as well and spoil your fun.
But inshallah, let's see,
we will hopefully Allah grant us that Sophia to discuss some issues relating to today's gathering.
Most of you are medics.
Medicine in Islam, from an Islamic point of view is considered to be a very prestigious, a very lofty, very
Anything any science to do with the human body with the preservation of the human body with the preservation of one's health, with the preservation of one's
islamically that science is considered to be a very noble science.
The reason being is that
Islam and our beautiful religion that Allah Subhana Allah has blessed us with the beautiful religion with which the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was sent by Allah.
This religion really emphasizes on the importance on the significance on the relevance of the well being of a human being. This body, this just some and body which Allah has blessed us with, is considered to be a Amana a trust. You know what the word Amana means? It's a trust. We don't even own our bodies. Imagine islamically we don't even own our bodies, who owns our bodies. Allah created us, he owns our bodies, he owns our soul. Allah has blessed us given us this body as a as a trust. And he has honored the human beings with this beautiful body. And Allah says this in the Quran, where he says in Surah Surah, one of
many other verily we have honored the children of Earth, which means that we have honored the human being by blessing the human being with a beautiful body. And this is a reason because of which because of this reason that Allah has given this body to us as a Quran as a man as a trust. We are not in a position to tamper with our own bodies, in a way we think fit. It is not possible for a human being to tamper with his own body or destroy his own body or cause self destruction. And this is also in the Quran where Allah says Allah tala boo, ba De Luca, don't destroy your own cells with your own hands. self destruction is haram and this is the reason why anything in the world in your
life that's going to harm you. It is islamically unlawful and this is the reason why most scholars are of the opinion that tobacco and smoking is haram. The reason being is because it destroys the body of the human being anything that harms there's a hadith La da da da da da da, which means there is no harming you can't harm others and you can't harm your own soul. This is something really important in Islam well being and
there's two words
sent her an RFP These are two Arabic terms. Sahar means well being. FEMA, sorry, Sahara means health. an RFP, an RFP means well being. These two things are greatly looked upon with great regard. In Islam, a human being is given his body as a man of trust and he has to preserve his body. We as humans, we have to look after our own bodies. And we have to preserve our own bodies. him NASA, you know, we have five universals in Islam, preservation of five basic
parts of of one's life. And one of the five universals is hibel have done have the second
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the preservation of one's health is one of the five universal teachings in one universal with what I mean by universals are all the rules and regulations of Islam that have been prescribed for the Muslims, they all revolve around these five universals, they either to do with all the rules, or to do with either of these branches, all the rules in Islam, some things are to do with the preservation of the lineage like many of the laws of marriage and divorce, and, etc, that to do with the preservation of the lineage because Islam really emphasizes the importance of a person knowing who his parents are, and many laws and commands and injunctions and rules are prescribed for the
preservation of one's health. So because preservation of one's health is very important, the well being is greatly looked upon, is significant. It's important in one's life. This is the reason why any science, any science, any subject that helps to preserve the human body, any science that helps to cater for the human body. Any science that helps to, to preserve the well being of humanity, will indeed, be looked at with great importance. And this is a reason why medicine is considered to be greatly prestigious and unknowable, not just medicine, even dentistry and any science that looks after the human body. It's it's related to the well being of the of the human body. And because
human body, the well being is very important. the well being of the human body is very important because without which we cannot do anything else in life. We can't even do our acts of worship. We can't even act upon the rules of Islam, we can't even worship of law in a way we want to if we are ill physically sick, and we are not in that physical state to worship Allah subhanahu water Allah and this is a reason why
this science, the sun, any science that helps to preserve the human body and preserves the well being of the human being is looked upon. It's a very noble science and this is why your mama shelf every one of the greatest moms have this oma and one of his quotes, actually, I saw in your poster, which somebody actually last week I was I was at sauce University last week on Friday. And somebody said, you got to talk on Monday, I said, Yeah, and they said, there's a really really good coach on there who is said, I haven't even seen the poster yet. So then I went home and then on the weekend, I looked at the poster and whoever designed the poster, Mashallah, they've got this culture of
humor, Michelle fairy, but the Allahu anhu, one of the great imams of this oma, where he said, I am not aware of any science more noble than the science, more noble, other than anyone have any will heard on the science that teaches you what's allowed, what's not allowed, what's unlawful and what's lawful in Islam. Other than that, besides that, so that's also noble, you know, to learn about what's lawful and unlawful in the Muslims life. That's also Noble. But other than that, I don't know of any other science that is more noble than the science of
the science of medicine. And historically, all are great, you know, the Muslims that were taught people within the Muslims were at the forefront of medicine, at the forefront of, you know,
research in the field of medicine, and this same email a chef, not your lover, and there's another quote, there's actually two quotes from him. This email was a great email. You must have heard of Mr. Michel Ferreira, the Allahu anhu, Mohammed, Abdullah, Mohammed Idris, a chef who was born in Makkah, and then he went to Prague. So he was in Palestine. And then he went to Makkah and then he traveled and he studied in Medina, studied Reema Merrick, another great jurist and a great scholar of this oma and then he studied with him when he went to Iraq, he went to Bogota. He studied with Mr. Mohammed does not acid, a Shaban. He was a student of mamma hanifa. And then after that, he went
back and then he latter part of his life. He went to Egypt and he lived in Egypt and he passed away they have visited the area which is living until now in Cairo that places called Hamlet to Scherfig, the area of Mr. Michel ferry and his graves that is buried there in Cairo. Now, this email
Another quote from him as well he says anymore, Elon Musk.
Elon will fail in a year. We're a multi billion dollar. This is like a poetry he was a great poet. He was an eloquent man in this in the Arabic language for see how Lisa Musharraf he was known for his eloquence in the Arabic language. He was very eloquent. And he he composed poetry. There's a whole book called deewana Lima Misha Fairey, the poetry of Mr. Michel Fey. And in one of his poetry says that if poetry wasn't, you know, disrespectful to the scholars out of being the greatest poet of the time, but because, you know, if I dedicated myself to poetry, you know, I would neglect my other important duties of teaching and studying Hadith and Quran and feq, etc, etc. So he says a few
lines of poetry anymore Imagine a world where no people have done science is worth studying are only two there's only two. One is
the science of faith, which is the science of halal and haram, the science to do with religion, the science of fifth to do with Dean and the science of the science of medicine for the body rhymes. And this is what Mr. Schaeffer he said and why wouldn't he say this because as I said, you know, it's very important, the well being in the Quran and Sunnah greatly emphasized within Islam. You look at the teachings of Islam, you look in the Quran and you look in the Sunnah of numerous verses, numerous Hadees of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, there's a hadith in the center for Lima maturity, this is a sound Hadees where the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he
said mersa Allah wa shaden I have the he lay him in an RFP at the translation of this hadith is nobody asks a law, anything which is more beloved to Allah than asking him for your well being. Imagine.
No one asks a law for something more beloved than asking Allah for one's well being. Our fear when we ask a law, we beg a law the law we want well being a law is happy Allah loves this. There's a hadith again is that the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would normally make this to this application, he would regularly include this application in his praise. And you must have heard of this neuron after praise You should make this to our we should all form a habit of making this application Allahumma inni alukkas saharsa will refer these four things is asking along Lamia, so Luca Sahaja will refer to when a monitor or personnel who loop whatever will cause I'm sorry, five
things Allah I ask of you.
What health This is a regular dose of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Allahumma Luca said Allah I ask of you well being when there is further and chastity very important to ask Allah for chastity and for us to remain chaste as well. Allah harmonious Luca Suharto will refer to one monitor and trustworthiness to horsnell Hulu and good character as a love for good characters. Some of the older mother said, you know health and good character they're both related. Someone healthy generally is not grumpy. You know someone healthy is generally has good characters, generally speaking, there are exceptions, of course. So and the fifth thing, what are the other anomala I've
asked a few that I am content with that which you've given me. This is something we should regularly include in our prayers. Sara says the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam once said to his uncle abdus, he said, Oh uncle selling air filter, cellular f4 with our filter if you do need a hero, or birth, uncle, ask a law. Ask a love for effort, forgiveness, and fear and well being in this life and the next life. We want wellbeing not just in this life, but even in the next life. So while being a second health is greatly looked upon, and as I said, anything that contributes to the well being of the human body,
then that will be looked upon with great favor. This is something that we need to always remember. Sahara is a great nirma Sahara is a great network you can run this health is a great bounty and gift. And only those real those people realize the true value of Sahara when that Nirmal is snatched away or taken away from them by Allah Nam attorney. There's a hadith in Sahih al Bukhari, neram attorney maga Boone Fiamma Cathedral meanness, there's two great gifts. Most people are deluded about these two great gifts. What are they? a sad one for all people are deceived people take these two great bounces and gifts from Allah. The people you know, they, they take they take they take you
for granted. This is the meaning of a boon Robin which means
People are deluded, they are deceived, they take it for granted, they don't value it. Number one, well be number two all for all time. When you when you have time, we don't appreciate time. And then when we get busy, we start complaining, there's no time, you could have done half the job, you know, previously, and well being as well greatly looked upon and it's a it's a gift that Allah has given. So therefore,
this is something very important. Now, we understand the importance of Sahar of well being an anything that contributes all your all of you, if I don't know if all of you but you're all studying medicine or whatever, all of you are insha, Allah will be all contributing to the well being that we understood the importance of the science of medicine, we input we understood, we just learned, the significance, the relevance, the importance, and the noble nature of the science. But remember, with everything in this world, anything that is greatly looked upon and anything that's great and noble, and anything that's prestigious, the responsibility is even great. Whenever your interest when
whenever a person reaches a mark on a position, status, right? Anyone who reaches a status, a McCombe a position, the greater the position, the greater the responsibility. And you guys have a major responsibility to play in a great responsibility and a great role you have and will have in the society and you must not take your responsibility lightly, you must take it seriously. It's very important you take your responsibilities seriously. And I don't have time to half an hour economy talk about anything. But you know, I did want to talk on medics before as well. And I mentioned some of these issues and responsibilities. But just one point I want to discuss in quite depth, which is
I think, the crux of the matter, and maybe the conclusion of all the responsibilities, which has to do with how you approach the field that you are in. Remember, Islam is a beautiful religion, you know, the way the approach the approach we take to things changes a great deal in terms of our standing with Allah subhanho wa Taala, many acts of worship, or maybe many acts, worldly acts, if we do them with the right intention with the correct intention in mind, we do it we do them with the right approach, and we have the right mentality, then we will be greatly rewarded, it will become an act of, of reward, it will be an act of worship. And that's where the nobility of this science comes
in. If you don't have that intention, if you don't have the authority, if you don't take that approach, if you don't approve, approach it from the angle that I'm just going to discuss with you right now. Then it's just a worldly act, there's no reward, there's no significance, we don't get into those rewards of the hygiene. So you really need to from now, if you haven't already, I'm sure most of you have already, you know, and
made the correct intentions. And you have the right approach. But if you don't, and this is the time, I always say to most of the students, this is the time right now, when when you listen to this, you have to change. You don't have to do nothing. You don't have to start jumping on your place. It's just something which is in the heart, the intention and near the army we'll call this religion is so beautiful that anything we do we do the right intention, we get rewarded, even to drink a cup of water. If I take an intention that I'm if I could just drink the water, get no reward. But if I before I drink it, I think for like 10 seconds and you know what, Allah has blessed
me with this water. This is a gift from Allah, I will drink water and what I will do, Allah will give me the energy whether I will worship or speak, you know, my throat is dry, let me just drink some.
If I didn't complete my intention higher, but if I completed my intention, that if I drink this water, and it gives me more energy, and I benefit myself, I benefit you and we talk about a lot is messenger that you know drinking of the water, that sip of water becomes an act of reward. And likewise anything we do Abdullah Hill mobarak he was a great scholar, Imam Muhammad he used to say Europe Burma in Serbian to kabiru Nia were Obama in Kabira into sub zero Nia, sometimes you have a major act physically you're doing a really good act of worship or you really doing an act of worth in the world worthy act. But your intention makes it minute small, you can no reward for it. It's of
no significance in the eyes of Allah. But sometimes it's a very, you know, small act. It's something that really physically externally it is just like maybe picking up something from the road. And you think you've got you've seen, you know, banana skin and you pick it up, somebody might slip
email to the other three with the right intention, and rewards are huge. In Nirmala Marubeni, the first howdy that comes in all our Hadoop collections
actions are based on the intentions. So we need to correct our intentions as medics as people in this field. Remember, if you do it only, and I'm saying I'm using the word only, and solely if it's just for monetary gains, and to have a good career in the future, solely that's, that is a consideration, but a secondary consideration. But if it's solely and only to have a good life, and have a good career, and have a good mansion, and that's it and nothing else, then there is no reward islamically The intention is that we have a concern, a genuine concern for humanity, for humanity, and that's the approach you need to take. But this is the this is the field that I'm going into
Reason being I want to care for people I want to look after people, I want to contribute to the health of the human beings and want to help people and want to alleviate the distress of people. And this is many how do we find the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in a hadith which is in the sunan of remember Buddha would have to like Norma he relates the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, a Muslim, Muslim, a believer is a brother to a believer. Remember this, some of these habits they have the word Muslim Reason being the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was advanced was addressing the Muslims. And that's why he will use that. And that's why in some
narrations, we have them general it's not only specific or exclusive to the believers, but in this particular Hadees, which is a sound Heidi, a Muslim is a brother of a Muslim law removed the certain things the messenger sallallahu wasallam says that a believer does not do or he should not be doing and other things he should be doing. And Muslim or Muslim, your brother brotherhood and sisterhood.
You should he should not oppress. That's one thing you don't do. There should be no kind of oppression, no kind of oppression on a fellow Muslim and human being unjustly there should be no oppression, whether use lemo and he does not leave his fellow Muslim abandoned. You know what that means? oppression is out of the question, right? That's out of the question is how long it's a sinful activity to oppress any type of oppression, physical oppression, mental torture, financial oppression, you know, some people will do financial oppression you don't give money back on time. makalu Ronnie Coleman the messengers of Allah says the one who takes a debt and loan from someone
else and then doesn't pay back and he's just like, dilly dallying and it is all again back and he's just making excuses here on there. This is oppression mythology you boo. So a Muslim does an oppressed someone else and then he doesn't abandon him he doesn't leave him just lying on the ground now you slim This is the meaning he doesn't leave him in a dis distressful situation a stressful situation in distress. When you see a Muslim or a human being that he is in need. You're on the middle of the road you that's an accident in front of you.
And sometimes people just drive by as though you know, that's it's their problem, not my problem. There's nothing wrong with me I need to get to work. That's what a Muslim does not do. For a Muslim in order to become close to Allah and the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to be considered a practicing pious Muslim. It's not just sufficient to just look after yourself and do a few rituals here and there. As a Muslim, these hidesign Sahih al Bukhari and Sahih Muslim elsewhere. We need to we need to have this genuine concern for humanity. We need to really have this concern for humanity. You don't abandon anyone just leave them in in in distress, we help them out. And then the messages
of love from Santa Monica be how God he can Allahu Hagerty whoever is in the health of his brother or sister, someone who's fulfilling the need of his fellow Muslim brother or sister. Then Allah is in his house, which means that whenever someone is there to remove the hardship of his fellow Muslim brother or sister or humanity, then Allah is always there to help him. Woman third Rajon Muslim and Kuru button for Raja Allahu anhu Kuru pata Min kurata Yama, Yama, whoever alleviates a difficult situation for a fellow Muslim you have a patient that comes to you and you alleviate that distressful situation, you either someone who really needs help or you help them, Allah will remove
the calamities and the
difficulties and the trials and the tribulations of the Day of Judgment. So how to legislate imagine So remember, these are very important responsibilities. There's another Heidi's in the Sahih Muslim man Yes sir Allah mercy. Whoever makes ease for a person in a difficult situation. Yes, sir. Allahu alayhi dunya Allah will make things easy for him alone make place easy for him in this life, as well as next life will love you. I want to be the maternal Abdullahi. I want you to know that happy Allah is in the
help and assistance of a human being as long as he is in the help and assistance of his fellow Muslim brother or sister. Now remember, and this is as I said, this is this, this is general, not specific to Muslims now you have patience when you take up this field, you have this intention that I am doing this for the sake of Allah, I am here to help assist many, okay, financial, you know,
gains is a secondary consideration. It's there, it's gonna happen, you're gonna get there anyway. But you make the right intention that this is this is a responsibility. It's a job. It's a duty of a Muslim, to ensure that he has a right intention. And he wants to help humanity remember, not just Muslims, Muslims, non Muslims, and even animals. This is actually the teaching of Islam, that Islam says that you can only remember you know what we have to do to have the right intention, what I've just said to you, that have the right intention that you want to really help humanity. But you can never do that one can never do that, unless one has genuine true love and mercy and compassion in
the heart for the creation of a lot. That's what we have to create in our hearts, genuine compassion and, and love for the creation of a line using the word creation, not just Muslims, Muslims, not even animals. There's a Hadith of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said 100 year old love, the creation is the family of Allah for a harpoon helping illovo Hema Asana, Isla, de the most beloved to Allah is the one who is the best to his creation, what is hard it is in the loop. The creation is the creation of Allah, you know, when someone makes something, if I make something, even something small, something really insignificant, you know, if I make a small stone, I think this is
my stone, I have created this, you know, you you bind something, you make something here, and you think this is mine, it's precious to Allah has created humanity has created animals, alive, created humanity. So when we are good to the creation of Allah, Allah loves us because we are loving, we are doing good to the creation of Allah, something attached and something connected to Allah, we need to have this aroma and mercy and compassion, you this, you know, having this intention of trying to alleviate the distress of another human being will only come about if we have the genuine, genuine concern, compassion in the heart, which is the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was sent with
this compassion into the world. You know, the famous verse was the famous verse.
Woman Ursula K le Rahmatullah. I mean, we have not sent you over messenger except as a source of mercy for who,
for the Muslims, little island mean for everybody in the world for the world. He came and that's one beautiful Hardy, I'm concluding shoulders one really good Hadith where the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam you know companion says that the messages are low or you send a would
get to you some billion and have a smell and he would tell us himself His names he would describe himself because this is my name. These are my attributes. I know Mohammed. Ahmed, my name is Mohammed My name is Mohammed will enter the coffee and the last of the profits will add an abuse Toba and the profit of repentance will add an OB or Rama and I have the prophet of mercy. And then the other Hadith which is absolutely beautiful. I love this hadith he says in
Saudi says that verily, I am a mercy that is gifted to you.
Imagine the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is saying I have a mercy that is gifted to Who are you with me? Are you guys listening or
are you too
hungry to eat food? I am I am watch a mercy gifted to you now whenever someone or you forgive the brother a gift here, okay? There's an item that has been given as gifts. We have the word hip we have the Mohit someone's giving the gift someone is being given a gift. When he said I am a mercy source of mercy in nomina. Rama muda, gifted to you who is the giver of the gift.
Who is the giver of the gift?
And a woman is left I'm not going to go into I need an answer. Who is the giver of the gift? Simple question who's given us the gift?
Yeah, a lot. Of course allies have given us the gift. not rocket science. Come on. You know allies, the giver of the gift. We are the recipients of this gift and who is the gift?
the mercy of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he Allah has given him as a gift to him. This is a sound Heidi. I am a mercy that is gifted to you. We have to appreciate that gift.
How do we appreciate it we inculcate that mercy in our hearts. And we bring about that mercy in our lives. And we deal with everybody around us with that intention of mercy. And we have this genuine compassion and concern into the hearts. There's a hadith and I will end with this in Sahil Buhari. Were the messengers of a loved one What have you seen is
the one who does not show mercy who will not be shown mercy. And there's one howdy there's a story but I just sum it up in a like a minute. It's not a story. It's just there was a man there's a inside Buhari where a man was once thirsty, and he went down the well to drink water is heavy, and he saw a dog, he saw a dog gasping because the dog was thirsty for either who kelburn yell has the word yell has in Arabic gasping and barking for water. So middle are crushed because of thirst. So he said this, this dog has like a bit of a big mama Bella, Miss Rama Bella Ronnie, he's thirsty, just like I was thirsty. So he went down down the world. He took his leather sock off, and he filled
it with water. And he unset the whole Wi Fi took it with his mouth, because he had to climb and then he climbed up and then he you know gave the water to the dog. First This is the hardest with the messenger sallallahu Sallam is talking about someone in the nations before. And he said he gave the water to the dog and because of that, for sure Cara for shaker Allahu la Lu for Allah for Allah. Allah appreciated what he did. And Allah forgave him for that. When the message is about what his son said this to the companions, the companion said, O Messenger of Allah, do we even get reward in you know, helping animals. He said, Of course, he couldn't eat cabbage in Ramadan. In every living
creature, Kevin, the North woman's moist liver, which means every living creature on the planet, you have them, you have a concern for them, you have a concern in your hearts for them, a loving reboot. And to sum up, this is what you will have to have in your hearts. You have to make intention. Don't worry about your bank balance. Don't worry about earning and don't worry about your career that will be there as it is anyway. But change your intentions. I mean seriously, you change your intention right now. And you get into this field and then you do everything islamically and you have this genuine concern. You know you do your job with a genuine concern and compassion in your heart. You
will be rewarded and you will see those rewards in the next life in Sharla. So I pray Allah grant us the trophy, me and you and all of us to act upon some of the things that were said in shoulda woulda, coulda Westerfield wa sallahu wa salam ala Sayyidina Muhammad wa salam aleikum wa rahmatullah.