Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari – Rabi’ Al-Awwal & the Prophetic Model

Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari
AI: Summary © The importance of practical guidance for achieving the ultimate level of human character in Islam is emphasized, as it is crucial for practical guidance to be given to individuals. The importance of practical guidance is also highlighted, as it is the one that Allah sent him to be the highest level of perfection as a human being can be. Emplacing a role model is also emphasized, and reading about Allah's Messenger sallavi alayhi is emphasized as it is the most important aspect of his writing. The importance of knowing someone in love with someone is emphasized, and reading about someone who is the same as the person they are talking about is emphasized.
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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim Al hamdu lillah

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wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah who are early he will be here when Vida Loma Linda and found out when foreign Argentina was in Argentina

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Subhan Allah whom Allah or even Madonna Miralem tena in until al Hakim Abba, whom original haka. hakama is looking at the original bottle of autism was punished for that special brothers and sisters As salam o alaikum. Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

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that's very good welcome, Mashallah.

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it's an honor and it's a privilege to be here

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at Dar Salam, once again,

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today's Juma kotoba. Inshallah, I just want to briefly talk about something that we may have heard many times before.

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But it's just a reminder, this Joomla, hot reminder reminders for all of us.

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I think that date today is

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what's the date?

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They Islamic date, first brothers.

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Something of suffer? Or is it 28? suffer? Yes. When you say what's the date? First, we should think about the Islamic date. And then, because we actually don't even remember the Islamic date, sometimes not even the month. Because, you know, we live in a time and in a country, which there's nothing wrong with it. But it's good to always keep in mind that Islamic dates were coming to the end of the month of suffer the second month of the Islamic calendar year Muharram. And then we have suffer.

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And we are approaching the month of Ruby Award,

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which is a blessing month. Why is it a blessing month, most months are kind of blessing, they have something some significance. It's a month, one of the reasons not that we are going to have a party or celebrate. But we still remember it's an very important month, in which probably the greatest event in the history of mankind has taken place. The greatest probably not probably the greatest incident in history. So it's a historical event that has taken place in the month of Arabia an hour, which is the blessing birth of our beloved messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, no great, no incident has been greater than this.

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Allah subhanaw taala sent our messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, to this universe in this blessed month, for a reason.

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To guide humanity, to take humanity out of God of ignorance into the light of knowledge from the darkness of ignorance into the light of knowledge, guide humanity and as a source of mercy. Allah sent him not just that we celebrate him as a person, or as a prophet, not just to celebrate him. That's not the Moxa the objective, the aim and goal of sending all the prophets and this great prophet of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, there is a there is a reason why Allah subhanaw taala sends the prophets and sent the final messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Allah sent him so that we emulate him and we bring his teachings his guidance, his guidelines into our lives. This

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is the whole purpose. Allah mentions this in the Quran as well that the Moxa the objective of sending the messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is that you follow Him with who who follow him. Look at Kerala confy Rasulillah he was wet on her Santa naman can have your jolla who will Yeoman aha for you in the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is a perfect example the perfect role model, the best role model, the messenger Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam and that's why he was sent. Allah subhanho wa Taala guided mankind guided guided order for us in two ways. The first method is by revealing the books on the messengers in Zod will cut up since the earlier times

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Allah subhanaw taala sent revealed books and scriptures. We have the four famous one stone rods Abood injeel and the Quran. But also other prophets had many scriptures like the Quran says sorrowful Ibrahima or Musa

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On the scriptures and the books revealed onto Ibrahim and Musa so that's one way he guided and the second method was by sending messages. And that was the more important way. Because if you look in history, there is no example of ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada revealing books. Without a messenger or a prophet. There is no example. There are many examples that prophets came

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many examples that prophets came but no book was revealed. They just continued and carried on with the book or the scripture or the message of a previous prophet. Many examples, but there is no one example where a book was revealed without a prophet. In other words, Allah just sends the book like from the sky, he drops the book down. Here's the book, read it, recite it, understand it and act upon it and implemented in your life. Or everybody wakes up first thing in the morning under the pillow check, oh brothers and sisters check, you'll find a book. There's no example many examples of profits coming in notebooks. Both are important. These are two ways of guidance in XRL Kutub aerosol

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or Rasul, sending of messages and reading of books. But the reason why sending of prophets is more important is this. Because true guidance does not come just by books. The books were revealed. It was not enough for humanity for human beings for men and women to just read the books which Allah sends from you know the sky or you fight in under the pillow.

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Humanity human beings needed a human another human being who Allah chose to practically teach and explain the contents of the book that Allah subhanaw taala revealed. This is why books on their own are not enough. We need practical guidance and the companion Sahaba Radi Allahu anhu, whom they took the guidance from the messenger salAllahu alayhi salam, practically and this is why Allah says in the Quran, locket colonel, the verse I recited

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on Hassan, you've got a perfect role model a perfect example before you. You don't even need to look into the book because Karna Julio who Al Quran, or Aisha Radi Allahu Anhu was asked the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, how was his character? How was his mannerism? He said his character was the Quran. You just look at him and he's a walking Quran. He is a talking Quran. Everything that Allah wants from a person human being, to the absolute perfection is in this human being. This is why Allah also said to him, well, in Africa, Allah Allah Hello clean of him. If there is the highest level of good mannerism, the peak of good character, the peak of humanity,

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the highest stage and level and position someone can reach, then this is the messenger SallAllahu sallam, we're in Nicola Allahu Lachlan of him. So this is why Allah sent him like that he chose him to be the absolute ultimate level of perfection as a human being can be if it's not a God, human being, as so the ultimate level of perfection. And this is the role model sent to us. What do we have to do? He's a human being as well like us. This is why he was a human being so then we can emulate him because if he wasn't a human, like the machine could have Naka said, man, he had Rasul Kurata on YM, Silla. Swacch, they could not understand that this messenger is he also eats food like

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we eat. But this was the beauty This is the actual reason Allah specifically chose a human being to be the absolute ultimate level of perfection. So that we have no excuse. We don't say oh, we can't emulate him because he's another creature, alien, some other species that's come from Mars or Venus or somewhere. No, this is from your from your own cells, who Allah the batha Philomene or sulam min and fusi him. Allah says He is the one who sent prophet to you from amongst yourselves, not from another creature, not some, you know alien or some another species that comes from Mars or Venus or Jupiter. Minh unfussy him. So this is an example of a human being. Yes, definitely an absolute

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different level of human being. Because you can have two human beings you can have two types of stones you have a normal stone and you can have a Ruby,

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Muhammad and Bashar on Vallecas Valais circles, Bashar he he is a human being but not like other human beings, but we don't deny he is a human being and this was the reason that if this human being can beat to the

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ultimate level of perfection, then we have to look at his role model. And each one of us, we need to try to emulate this role model that is before us, we can't reach. Without a doubt, we can't reach that ultimate level. But then we all have our,

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you know, share of emulating him, some people take 2% of his perfection, some reach to 5%, some to 8%, some to 10%. And we have to continue to strive looking at this perfect role model before us.

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Now, you might say this role model, the Sahaba, the Allahu anhu, and whom the Companions they saw him physically,

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the people after the companions or the Allah on whom, like us, we can't see this role model

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in front of us. We don't see him coming into the Masjid. We don't see him exiting the Masjid. We don't see him offering salah. We don't see him how he spoke with people, how he talked with people, how he conversed, how he lived at home, how he treated his family, how he discussed issues with people, we can't see that. So what do we do? This is a responsibility. The role model is not before us. So now our responsibility is to learn about the role role model to spend time to know what the role model is, how can we emulate how can we follow how can we do it thereby? How can we emulate someone we don't know anything about you know, we hear a lot of the times that we need to follow the

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messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. But it starts before that, we know the Quran says to Allah How well do Rasul obey Allah obeyed is his messenger. We all know obeying the messenger Salallahu Alaihe Salam following the Sunnah, following in his footsteps emulating him. But how is that possible? That's not possible. Until we actually there are three steps. You know, someone said this, he was made up, like a lion that to know him, is to love him to love him is to follow Him.

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To know to what did I say?

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To know him is to love Him and to love Him is to follow him. In other words, there are three stages, we have to follow him, but you can't really emulate him or follow him. Directly. It's not that easy. If someone tells you, you know, there's a person here, just try to just be like him, you might say, Why should I just try to be like anybody just randomly? We are human beings. We all have egos. We want to be our independent people. Of course, to an extent, no problem. Why do I want to why do I need to copy somebody? So it's difficult to emulate someone?

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Unless there's a stage before that? What is that?

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loving him? If you love someone, absolutely, ultimately, you adore somebody that nobody has to tell you, brother, you know what, try to follow that person because you adore that person, you are absolutely madly crazy in love with that person. You know, sometimes husband wives, they copy each other. Because they love each other. Hopefully, Inshallah, when we're talking about marriage in the weekend,

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because and sometimes it happens. You have a marriage and you know, a lot of the times because women they easily accept, you know, other people they get easily get affected, which is a good quality of view of women. They start emulating the husbands that don't have to but they just the husband starts liking the food they start liking that food as well. The husband likes a particular card, they like that card as well. The husband likes a particular way of something doing that they actually but when they stop loving their husband and they don't like that, because love results in you following automatically.

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So the stage before emulation and before following him, is

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loving Him and we know loving the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is one of the obligations of Islam. It's far behind.

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You know we hear that praying Salah offering five time prayers. What is it in front of the we know personally obligatory on everybody. fasting in Ramadan is a foreign Hajj is a further Zakat is a foreign likewise Hogben visa sallallahu alayhi wa sallam loving the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is a pharaoh do I in in personally obligatory upon every Muslim man woman. If we don't have that extreme love for Him our Eman is incomplete. That's why the Hadith Says law you may know I had to come.

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You can't be a complete believer.

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I think you'll say that.

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The Allahu Anhu

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messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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mentioned to him that you can't be a complete believer at the Hakuna have Bailey him in reality he already he will Nursia Jemaine until I messengers of Allah when you send me saying I do not become more beloved to you than your own parents, your own children, and the whole of creation when humanity when nurse, eh mind, we need to ask ourselves look into our hearts. How do we know we love him more than our children, family and everything that every person more than pound and dollars and more than worldly materialistic things? Do we love Him more? Do we live out love our car more?

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Do we love Him more? Do we love money more? We might say no, of course we love Him more? Well, the time for test is when there's a conflict between between what he says and between some money. If he said that Brother, this is not halal for you to take this money, and it's a lot of money, then that's when the test comes. If we give preference to the world, to the dunya to the materialistic things, then that's a clear clear witness and prove that we don't love him enough. We love we might love him slightly, but not enough. Other things are more beloved. And this is why in the Hadith, he said Hakuna hubba the word is a hub the more beloved, which means that you will have no fear of

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Muslim nobody's saying that you won't have no love. Nobody hates him. hamdulillah all Muslims, we all love him.

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Everybody has a small amount of love. There is no Muslim who does not have love for the messenger SallAllahu Arenson, we should thank Allah for that as words and say Alhamdulillah but the hadith is saying a * of a lot of the you have to have more love for Allah's Messenger sallallahu alayhi salam and his teachings. And this is. So this is the second category. I started from the third category which is following him. If you have extreme amount of love, then you will automatically follow him.

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And there's a stage before that as well. When we say we have to love the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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It's not easy to love somebody just like that. We don't see this role model. I mentioned the verse of the Quran lapad cannula confy Rasulillah, who saw it on the Sahaba companions. For them, it was easier.

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Because they saw Him speaking they saw him talking, they saw him entering the Masjid. They saw Him exiting the masjid, the way he interacted with them. They saw this amazing, perfect absolute, you know, perfection of a human being. They had no choice but to fall in love with him. Because they could not see anyone like this. And it was impossible for normal human beings to be like this. We can't see that. So it's more difficult for us, isn't it? So how do we create the love? That's why the stage before that? We must know him? How do we know him? We have to learn about him or read about him. The problem crisis of today's time is we hardly spent time reading about Allah's

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Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the seer of books every household, we should have a collective reading of the Sierra, father, mother, daughter, son once a week, if not every day, if not every day, then at least once a week. Read any good book and see it I'll finish that book, another book, you could do different books, we should have a complete reading of books of Syrah of Allah's Messenger sallallahu alayhi. Salam books like The Shama elephant, Mama, Timothy, that's just his physical features and then some of his character traits. But there's so many different books, there's nobody in the world on whom Mo is written, that the messenger sallallahu alayhi salam,

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there's nobody Muslims or non Muslims attest to this fact. There is no human being on which there's more material in as many languages than there is on Allah's Messenger SallAllahu Sallam we could carry on reading all our lives of we could die won't finish reading about him. So this is an obligation learn about him, read about him continuously. There should never be a day in our life, that we don't learn or read something about the seer of the messenger SallAllahu. It's not just about attending lectures, it's about reading as well. To recognize him. Once we recognize him automatically.

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We will fall in love with him and I will end with this there was actually a new Muslim. A reverb brother once said to me, I was I think it was in America from where Detroit somewhere many many years ago that I actually fell in love with the messenger of the Muslims because of when I read this Cyril, I just had no choice when I read no human being can be like this when I saw some of the incidents, some

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of the things about him character traits, like unassuming nomadic Radi Allahu Anhu says him to Nabil sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Ashura. Seanie I was a hottie My servant I used to be a servant serving the messenger SallAllahu listen to walking sorry working for him. Bring him food this that everything for 10 years. This is a Hadith al Bukhari from our quarterly ofin. In 10 years, he never even word said a word of contempt. Like, I mean, we hear this hadith is just simple. Okay, we read it Hamdulillah. Very good. Imagine, imagine, just imagine doing this. Imagine you have somebody you've employed working for you for 10 years, more every morning, afternoon, evening, you see this

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person does not just nine to five, even in the evenings, doing everything for you. And in 10 years, you don't even

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not even that that's what often means, like,

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not even a sigh. In 10 years when someone they must have done so many things wrong. Like you wanted something to be done. They couldn't do in 10 years. Could any office ever even imagine doing that? And then he said, he never said to me, why did you do this for something I shouldn't have done? And I knew I shouldn't have done it. But he never said why. And why didn't you do this for something I should have done? Just one random example. The Sunnah, and Sierra is filled with incidents like this. We read this, maybe not 10 years, maybe we could try acting upon this. When we read about the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you have no choice, but you will fall in love with him

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because this is an amazing absolute level of perfection. So that's why knowing him is to is results in loving him learn about Him, knowing him recognizing him learning his Syrah, start as soon as possible. As soon as possible. Even if you've read something still read more. Start at home today. What a great day to start Friday.

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People just do like a big, you know, programming there'll be oh well and that's it. And then when you go back to sleep, this is not learning about the Sierra Sierra is you start and every day every week, learn about his character, his traits, how he was as a human being as a husband, as a father, as a grant parent, as as a businessman, as a leader as all the different aspects of life we have teachings. So knowing about him results in automatically falling in love with him. Then we will fall in love with him. We'll have this love for him and once we have love for him that nobody will tell me to tell us. You know what you need to follow Him because you will automatically fall in love. You

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will automatically follow him in sha Allah. May Allah grant us a trophy.

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