Best Of The Best Episode 12
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Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa Kibito limita kin wala Odwalla in olive Alameen wa sallahu Allah say dill Evelina, Valerian and Avena Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi remain my dear brothers and sisters Welcome to another episode in the series of Best of the Best today insha Allah we're going to enjoy learning. Another fascinating Hadith in which the Prophet sallallahu Sallam refers to the best of people, and there's the best of x. It's about the best of people, the one who is observing jihad for the sake of Allah, and in his way, the Hadith reads as follows an alternative nirsa may Allah be pleased with
him? He narrated that Allah Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi salam, ala Bureau can be hired in nasem and Zylon. Shall I not inform you about the best of all people before Allah subhanaw taala who has the highest status before the Almighty Allah? The Prophet was asking his companions, then he immediately delivered the answer, Raju alone hidden beer in any Pharisee he Yoda who feeds me Lila and then who takes the rain off his horse to observe jihad in the way of Allah? Then he followed that by another question by saying, Allah off Bureau can be hired in Nancy Manziel and BARDA. Who shall I not inform you about the next best? Then he said the next best is Rajon Mata zileuton Fiona Inoty, your chemo
solid? What is the kereta? Why are Buddha Allah Leia who should equal be shy a man who lives alone with a few sheep, he's offering his prayers his pain his aka and he is worshiping Allah alone and not associating with him any in worship. We have two interesting conditions. But number one, let me share with you that the superiority of each one of these individuals is not an absolute superiority because there is another Hadith which says in a min hyginus, from among the best of people. So there are people who may be equal to that or superior. Like those who observe jihad for the sake of Allah. Meanwhile, they are in charge of teaching people goodness, the aroma and the leaders of the OMA
right. And the second segment of the next best is not necessarily true at all times because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi salam referred to the eurosla or isolating yourself or living by yourself and avoiding people and avoiding the public, only in certain circumstances which are known as when the fitna becomes widespread. And the fitna here refers to when people are fighting and killing each other. They're not fighting the enemies, rather than fighting against each other and there is plenty of bloodshed and mischief. So avoiding all of that and living by yourself, even if you end up being a shipper taking care of a few sheep. And you just offer your prayers you do whatever is required,
you're required to do and you do not associate purpose to Allah and worship during this time, there is a second best.
The Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam, in many a hadith spoke about the duty and the recommendation of observing jihad. And the word jihad is mentioned in the Quran repeatedly and the Sunnah. Sometimes it is mentioned as a reference to struggle against one's inner desire, or a struggle to be a better person
or a struggle to maintain righteousness and steadfastness on the straight path check if you want and number 69 of Surah Alenka Bucha in which Allah Almighty says well, Lavina Jahad woofie in Lana de Yun Han su Bolena, were in law helemaal Morsi Nene. So those who struggle for Allah sake, Allah promises to guide them to his three paths, and he says he is certainly with the good doors. So there are various forms of
Sahgal and jihad. One of them is defending the Muslims.
Religion, defending the OMA defending their soil, defending their weak people and defending the Dawa itself. Right? Every nation on earth has an army to protect it, to defend it against the perpetrators, and again is the aggressions of others. And that is something which is the pure right of every nation to defend itself. Similarly, the Muslim ummah, and the Muslim army, and those who are enrolled in the army are known as Mujahideen, because they do struggle, you call them the military, the Army, the Navy, basically, they're all struggling for the sake of Allah subhanho wa taala, observing the etiquette, which is explained by the Prophet sallallahu sallam, in this regard.
As he said, Whenever he used to sin, an army, he said,
sit out in the name of Allah. Later we'll look while Adam do do not steal, do not betray, lead up to lower lead and Salah and do not target the word Walid youngsters, young boys young girls, so that refers to your target is not the civilians your target is those who fight against you. Those who are in the military uniform or those who are actually carrying weapons and fighting against you. And Allah Almighty said in Surah Al Baqarah, katello feasability line Ladino ukata Luna coo wala Tata do in Hola Hola, yo, Hepburn Mati. So fight in the way of Allah again is those who fight against you, but transfigures not because Allah likes not the transgressions. The translation is in the form of,
you know, attacking civilians, destroying homes, targeting innocent people, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam order to avoid completely targeting the worshipers in their places of worship. It is true that there are no Muslims, but you do not hurt them in their places of worship, you do not target their places of worship,
even though there are no Muslims, because the Prophet sallallahu Sallam commanded so. So now
there are various forms of observing jihad in the way of Allah as well. There are those who are active members who are serving in the duty and they are being deployed here and there in active combat, and there are those who are guarding the borders of the Muslim ummah. And they spend the time there and it is very risky, because they are on the borders between us as a Muslim Ummah, Muslim state, Muslim country, and perhaps the enemies so that Muslims go to sleep in their homes safe and secure, because they know that they have a strong army that is observing jihad to protect them. And that's why they go to sleep safely.
Abdullah Hypno Omar in the hot tub may Allah be pleased with him the rated that the Messenger of Allah peace be upon him said, Ella on a bill can be lettin Abdullah me Laylatul Qadr. It's very interesting. He said, the Messenger of Allah said to them once Shall I not inform you about a night which is even greater than the night of al Qaeda.
And you know that Lena to Kadri is better than 1000 month that is more than 83 years.
So they certainly are prophet of Allah as it had is on Hara Sufi or the how often a god a border control an Army soldier who is guarding the borders of the Muslim soil. It's very possible that he may not come back. He is taking the risk of exposing himself to guard his country to guard his people to guard his religion against the invasion of the aggressors. So the Prophet sallallahu sallam said, you spend a single night like that that is even superior to the worship which is offered on Laila to God. Abdullah Ahmed Mahatama Radi Allahu Anhu said once to his,
you know, gathering of the people who are sitting with him,
as soon as the other module he asked them, Which one has the greatest reward. So people suggested those who have Allah those who first every day or every other day, those who pray on every single night, those who get that much into charity. And they also mentioned certain people by their name, Alma Katara, the Allah and said, Let me inform you about the person who has the greatest reward ever better than even offering the salah on every single night in 200 and fasten on every single day.
He said Roger Stone if you don't believe me Pharisee yet law who is also Muslimeen a man who's holding the rain off his horse, he is guarding and protecting Muslims. layer three. He's not really sure what is going to happen to him and several on yesterday so maybe a wild animal will attack him and devour him. And Hannah can tell devil or a scorpion or a snake that will bite him. Oh I do want to share it's possible that an enemy a Sniper will shoot him and he will die right on the spot. So he said there is a person who has a greater reward than a person who's fasting on regular basis and offering the night prayer on a regular basis. Sadly miss out on all the Allah Juan narrated that
also Allah is Allah Allahu alayhi wa sallam assayed rebel to yo min fee Sabine Allah Hi Ramona dunya Juana la ha SubhanAllah. About is to hold your position as a border control guard in the Muslim camp or the Muslim soil or the Muslim borders. The Prophet sallallahu sallam said spin in a single night in this position, few sabini Allah is better than the whole world and what it contains. That's why the great companion Abdullah Heppner, Allah used to say that spin in such night for the sake of Allah as a god is better for me than donating and giving in a charity 100 camels fee sebelah because now I'm not just giving my words I'm giving my self and my entire life Rasulullah sallallahu Alia
selama said in the sound Hadith, which is agreed upon its authenticity Lavon what on visa vie Rohan Jairo Mina dunya mafia, Allah wa is to set out in the early morning with the army
to protect your Muslim state, your religion, your people sitting out early morning or Raha sitting out in the evening, even knowing so once that is better for you than the whole dunya and what it contains To be continued in sha Allah this interesting subject. After we returned from a short break, please stay tuned. Islam is a way of life a complete
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as Salaam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh and welcome back in surah Tauba, chapter number nine and number 111. A lot Almighty explained to us the deal which he made with the believers who offer themselves for the sake of Allah to protect the religion and to protect the rest of the believers by observing the form of jihad off protecting people for the sake of Allah and protecting the religion and God in their identity and blocking the attacks and the invasion of the aggressors. So he said in Allah hashtag Amina Mina and foster home while I'm while at home, here is a deal. Allah has purchased look at the treat from the believers themselves, their souls, their bodies and their
wealth. And what is the return? What kind of compensation do they get? The N Allah whom will Jana? That word, the compensation will be paradise, and how would that be achieved? He say Ducati Luna, if you Sevilla, they fight for the sake of Allah Felco to Luna while Yokota loon so they may kill they may get killed. Wow. Then Allah He had God this is quite interesting. This promise was not revealed to us only as Muslims in the Quran, or after Prophet Muhammad was commissioned with the prophethood No, that is something that Allah Almighty has offered to the believers before us. He said word and Allah He helped confit Marathi while in G while Quran. This promise was delivered by Allah Almighty.
The true promise was delivered in the Torah, to Prophet Moses in the Gospel to Prophet Jesus. And finally, in the Quran, woman Alpha via D. Min Allah, who fulfills His promise better and more than Allah Almighty. Allah the Almighty also gave superiority to those who sacrifice their lives and their wealth for his sake more than those who only sacrifice their wealth and they give any charity without offering the personal sacrifice. Imagine that the Prophet sallallahu sallam said in Nephele Jannetty metodologia. I agenda is not one single floor.
One level No, he said there are 100 levels in paradise. The gap between E
Each two levels is similar to the gap between our earth and the actual heaven not the only heaven.
colada Raj Katerini Medina, Houma Cana Venus the night you will art. The distance between each two levels in Paradise is similar to the distance between the earth and the heaven. And the Prophet sallallahu cinema said I had the hula hula Mujahideen, if you say we use levels in paradise, these higher ranks in paradise, were prepared by Allah for those who struggle for his sake, to defend religion to protect Muslims to protect the weak and oppressed, and also to block the aggression of the aggressors.
And then once again to the Messenger of Allah peace be upon him and say, Dr. Rasool Allah,
which one of the people is best? He said, a believer who is fighting for the sake of Allah by himself, and his own money. Then they asked him, then whom he said, a believer who is living in a shop in a valley, he's distancing himself living far away from all people. He isolates himself from the rest of the public. Yet tequila, whether or nurse I'm in Shari, and he's avoiding the harm of people. And he's protecting people against his heart. This is a sound Hadith. When is the letter step prescribed? When does it become recommended for a person to isolate himself or to live in isolation? It is recommended when there is a conflict between Muslims and each other. And
unfortunately, two parties or three or more, and they start killing each other. And each one claim that they have the right they are actually Muslims. And they are observing all the religious deities. So it's hard to say that this party or not believers, or this party are rebellious. No, they're all Muslims. And they are killing each other. Does this happen is it happened, and it happened before, and it is happening now. So this is a case and it is hard to decide who is right and who is wrong, then avoid all of that. Even if you end up living in a valley. You are one day and MD A doctor. But now what do you do? I'm just looking after a few sheep and goat, you know, and
drinking the milk eating their meat and just offering my prayer. And I'm distancing myself from all of that. This is the only condition where this practice becomes praiseworthy.
Allah subhanho wa Taala said in the study of the cave Surah Al calf, the whole surah was named after this incident
where he their desire to move in one way Abu Luna Illa Allah, whoo, you know, if a bunch of us They refused what the people were doing of worshipping the king, a human being. So when they try to preach their people, they threaten them and they can arrest them, and you give them a chance to think about it.
And if they were to believe in him as he's the Lord, and he's a creator, you're most welcome to live freely in my land, but otherwise you will be executed. So they ran off the token shelter in a cave, and this is where the story of the cave came from Allah Almighty, praise them. Lord gave us horrible death. Why? Because they decided to live in isolation, in order to avoid falling into the fitna of disbelief or being persecuted on account of their belief. On the other hand,
in a hadith, which is Narrated by Abu Zeid, for the era of the Allahu Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was asked who said he described the best is those who are observing jihad for the sake of Allah with its rules and regulations as mentioned earlier, and the second best is a person who lives in isolation during the time of fitna as mentioned earlier, and then came to the Messenger of Allah peace be upon him and said, Oh Prophet of ALLAH, do Lennie Allah Hamelin either Amil to ya deal with jihad? Could you please guide me to an act which if I do it, it will give me the same reward, like observing jihad on the battlefield.
So, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi salam said, Well, can you afford that once a Mujahid once an Army soldier once an officer sits out with the army? Once he leaves that you start fasting? You enter the masjid and you start fasting on the day, and you keep praying until the Mujahid returns home? Jani will you be able to keep fasting every single day and to pray constantly non stop until he returns until the Mujahideen returns home. If you can do that
perhaps that will be similar to the position and the the rank of a person who's observing jihad for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala so it's something not to be compared to any other act and those
who do guard the borders of the Muslim nation, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, observing robot for a single night is better than the whole dunya and what it contains, and he said, allow her to Aroha lab do well what what we do have you ever been in a higher minute dunya why mafia, again, sitting out to God, the borders of the Muslim community, in the morning or in the evening, even for a few hours better than the whole dunya and erode contains. So what if a person is doing this on a regular basis for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala Of course he holds the highest status and what if he ends up paying his life as a price for that piece every lap provided it is for
the sake of Allah. Now we have many a year delivering such glad tidings for such person.
Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the eye when at a seven Alladhina Katya Rufus I really love him and water bill here on Andara BM Musa own Don't you ever think that those who die for the sake of Allah dead No, they are not dead, they are living with the Lord and being provided they are in heaven.
And also he forbade us again is saying that those who die for the sake of Allah did he said in Surah Baqarah 154 While at the holy my new Portello he's a really lovely and wet bell here on we're lucky letter, Sharon, don't you call them dead, rather, they are living with the Lord, those who die for the sake of Allah. They are living in paradise with the Lord. You're the cone being provided, how they're being provided, their souls are in heaven, even though their bodies are on earth. Those who die for the sake of Allah, they get qualities that nobody nobody else can achieve. Number one, once they are hurt or injured, right before this, all their sins will be wiped out, all the sins will be
forgiven. It is worth mentioning here of course with the exception of the debt until it is settled. And then they would have an access to intercede for 70 of their family members so that they will take them from health into paradise. And on the Day of Judgment when everybody will be frightened. They will not be frightened, they will be safe and secure. And they will trunk while Allah Almighty will give them the security on the day of judgment, and they will go straight to heaven. Brothers and sisters, a person may only decide to live in isolation in the time of fitna in order to protect his honor and his religious commitment and to avoid bloodshed. And also according to Shankle Islam
timea may Allah have mercy on him, it is recommended for every person every now and then to spend some time by himself to recite his of gar to memorize Quran and to learn. If you keep socializing with people all the time, then you don't have time to refuel, to recharge the battery of Eman which is your heart through reciting Quran through night prayer through seeking knowledge through learning through meditation and pondering in the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala so you need to spend some time by yourself. Sometimes regular basis like you know some time every day and sometimes, you know, you just take off, such as in the case of ATF May Allah subhanaw taala grant us the honor of
comprehending his deen and until next episode as Salaam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh