Workers and Slaves

Muhammad West

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Are the voluminous shaytani r rajim Bismillah Ar Rahman Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala l mursaleen syedna Mohammed

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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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All Praise be to Allah subhanho wa Taala was once again brought us to the household last panel dialer. While we are here, I will do as I accepted and our sins have been forgiven, and we've been raised up Allah subhanho wa Taala. As we said last week of the many blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala of the greatest of them for the blessings of public holidays and hamdulillah a blessing to get a chance or from our work, and hamdulillah how beautiful it is that even though it's a public holiday, we're giving up our work. When the I've been called, hey Allah Salahi Allah, Allah, we respond there, Allah will come to the masjid, whether it is storming outside with sunny outside

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where they work with it's holiday, and hamdulillah we never take a holiday from our Islam from our Eman Allahu Akbar. And to have to be of that special few who do that it is certainly only of a favor of Allah and the greatest of favours of Allah and we sit here and we're not in any way else in the disobedience of Allah subhanho danum Allah continue to give us hate and Baraka.

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Although the past few weeks we discussed the issues affecting the oma such as in a phobia and oppression. And we look at of the ways of oppression last week we spoke about in terms of Freedom Day, we spoke about oppression, what is oppression, oppression isn't just the king or the dictator ruling over its people. No, it is when one person takes or steals the rights of someone else. When the husband takes the rights of his wife is oppression. When the employer takes the rights of his worker, it's oppression. When the seller takes the rights of the customer, that's also oppression. Allah subhanho wa Taala declares war on the oppressor and the dictator. And when we spoke about

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xenophobia, we said that the muhajir in the case that we live in today, people come from all over the world to different lands, we spread and we and in fact, our Alma on a visa was a refugee was a mohajir. And therefore it is obligate its obligation of those to whom hegira is made to We are the answer. We are those who received the Mahajan to assist them and help them. But it's a two way street. It is a two way street. While the work while the employer must treat his employees well, while those who come and perform ijarah and come and guess to new land. Well, they have the right to be treated well. It is also the obligation of those, the workers, those who are seeking later those

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who are looking for good to also seek and serve to the Baraka of Allah subhanaw taala. Therefore, Islam encourages hard work, hard work in the dunya. Sometimes we imagine that to be a Muslim, to be a pious Muslim means that we don't worry with the dunya that we don't even work but we spend our days in the path of Allah in the service of Allah by being in the masjid according to dour or learning knowledge and hamdullah. Hey, that's good, of course. But Is that better? What who is better? Which man is better? If we were to ask heroes versus alum who is paid the Sahaba? The Sahaba saw a man one day, and he was very busy with whatever work he was doing. And he was cutting

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something chopping wood, you know, selling and buying and whatever. And this one Sahabi coming into the diesel salon. You know, wouldn't it be better for him if we spent so much effort on the Acura and at the dounia Nabisco got upset, he said, it's better for him to do this hard work, when for him to spend his time begging, and that his family is at the mercy of, of society, this families in need. And therefore Islam encouraged us to work hard. That one of the means by which Islam prospered is that we don't only work for the earth here, but we work for the dunya as we make that statement of Dharma COVID as the statement that we want to be heaven be an oma our kids, our youngsters, we

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raise them up to have the dunya in their hands. But Allah in the hearts, this is the goal, the objective, we don't shun the dunya Ravana attina sidonia Hashanah, we want the best of the dunya Allah, we want the best of the best of the dunya the palaces and all the good of the dunya of God has set up and all the best in the palaces of the earth era Kakinada not that wealth in itself is not haram and evil, many of the unviable wealthy individual a man basically ruled the world maybe Sulaiman Elisa Salaam, he was an OB, therefore, nobody saw some sees the upper hand is better than the lower hand, the and what is the upper hand jasola. The upper hand is the one that gives and the

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lower hand is the one that receives the Muslim has always aspire to be the one that is self sufficient that he gives he works hard. So when we look at workers, they were all workers are hamdulillah. And for those of us who have a job, it's of the greatest blessing. Yes, we enjoy the holiday, but greater than the holiday greeting the time off is the blessing that we can wake up we can feel tired and exhausted and we have a boss to be angry with Alhamdulillah it's a great blessing with a lot of hand has given us that few in our country have this ability and leave

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The Muslim has been excellent in everything that he does. We know the beautiful Hadith when abyssal son says, The Muslim aspires for a son, who is your son, what is your son, your son is perfection, when he does anything in this dunya even when he slaughters, even in, he works, if he is the man, that cleans the floors, he says I'm going to be the best flow cleaner on the dounia. This is the Muslim, the Muslim is the best at what he does. Now, this also says work is better for you than that begging should come on the spot on your face on Judgment date. So while there are those

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who we encourage those who have to give, we also encourages those who can work should never ever big, they should make whatever opportunity chance they have to work because as a punishment as a punishment for those who have the ability to work but find it easier to beg. It is a spot on camera, they'll be resurrected, with some deformity on their face. Begging inhibitions is the right only three people have the right to bake, only three people should be begging one within grinding in severe poverty. You know, he has absolutely nothing at home. And if he doesn't ask somebody now, his children are going to go to bed hungry, unable to eat grinding poverty, or someone who's in severe

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debt. Maybe he took something and you know, something happened he lost his wealth and was in severe debt out of his control, right this person can make or someone who has to pay compensation. You know, he killed somebody, he has some some obligation to pay, and he's unable to meet this obligation. Only these three people, the person who has the ability to work, it should work even more even more scary than this. In a hadith of Muslim, not only a spot on the face of resources, a man would continue begging from people till he would come on the day of kiama with absolutely no flesh on his face. And we are restricted on piano in the state in which we lived. So we see that

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hamdulillah we hope we have this sign of his own melbury selected how hora jelly in shining the face and the hands and the feet and the aid will be shining. People say that oh my shining those areas where they must also lamp Why? We do because there's

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so much we do. It's almost been making. And then the shine. We said last week that they'll people will be resurrected, and there'll be a cloud of black smoke around them. No one will see what's inside. And they can't see outside who is that nobody's addicted, small, very small. These are the tyrants the oppressors, Allah subhanho wa Taala lowers them a basis, the monkey ama and the beggar who bakes without any right, he will be resurrected with no flesh on his face. My last run protect us.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala, of course legislated. This is the beauty of the Sharia. It speaks to the worker, and it speaks to the employer. It speaks to the father and the mother. And it speaks to the children. It speaks to the king. And it speaks to those under his leadership, everybody. Islamic gives you have your rights. And this is the concept of Islam. We said operation is taking the rights of somebody.

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Your wife has rights as maybe some says over you and the husband has rights over the wife. The children have rights over the parents and the parents have rights over you. Allah has the rights over you and you have rights over Allah.

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Allah. Yes. Now he's on says, Do you know what the right what Allah has the right is over you. So how was it? What did we learn these no somos bass. Now vsam says the right of Allah is that you should worship none besides Him that all worship ibadah is exclusive for him. And then what's my right to a lot to overlook, is that he should not punish you. Right? So everybody has rights, and everybody must fulfill those rights. So while we talk about the worker, he needs to work hard, but nobody saw some says we mentioned ahaadeeth last week and over and over. Everybody is a shepherd. Everybody is a shepherd, everybody's a leader. Even the worker, even the slave, he's a shepherd,

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he's a leader. How is the slave a leader? Because he's entrusted with something the master or the boss says these things you in charge of it. You in charge of those things? No one should tell you what to do. You just see to it and you do the job. You have you have responsibilities is what I'm saying. So the worker has his responsibilities, and the employer has his responsibilities. And this is something when we talk about workers rights, democracy mean, we take this for granted 1400 years ago, we don't even say it was like the Wild West. It was it was absolute anarchy and chaos, no laws, there was no such thing as central government or police or courts or anything, no one to enforce

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rights. Right, nobody to enforce these rights. This was revolutionary. Islam came as to bring civilization to humanity. So when Allah subhanho wa Taala says,

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We limit of 15 Whoa, and whale is actually the aluminum engine. It's a specific valley of punishment in Ghana. So this valley of janam, called whale whale is for those who deal in fraud, for those who are corrupt. elss is a special place in janome for them with little motto 15. Those who are the most often those who when they have to deceive by measures for men, except except for measure when it's the

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Turn to take the hack the price, when it's their turn to get payment, they will take exactly to the cent. They won't negotiate anything, they take the full price, when they have come to the terms take the hack, they take everything fully. But when they have to give by measure or wait two men give less than view, when it's the turn to pay, then they are deficient in the payment, they pay late, they pay less, they pay, not what they promised. So Allah says for such a person wailing the punishment of wailed Valley and Janice for you. And Allah continues to ask us and how we spend our money, how we earn our money, how we work, that boss pays us a salary, we he has a right over us to

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get the full value of that payment, he gives us a loss monitor assist you and to me and to all of us, do they not think that they will be called to account you don't think I was going to ask you about every year and every cent

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kiama It's like an audit is like an audit of your time. It's like an audit of every cent every around every single how you earn it how you spend all this Do you not think you'll be held to account on a mighty day, a day when all of mankind will stand before the Lord of the worlds and give me a warning to us how you work how you treat your workers, how you treat your employees, your customers, every cent every round, you must be able to account for it, how you earn it, how you spend it. So the rights of workers. Now this also says give the worker his wages even before he sweat dries, someone comes and does a job for you. The sooner the methodology of service or salon is

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even before he suede dries even not when the job is done immediately when the job is done. You pay him this is how we should be done. This is how Islam encourages we should pay the worker. This is the encouragement of the Sharia the rights of the Sharia. And I promise you there's no law in the world today. There is no society that has human rights that demands this. No society will tell you do you need to pay your workers before he sweat is even dry. Maybe pay within 30 days, 60 days, 90 days, you can pay. If Of course it's an agreement between the employee and the employee, no problem, but he has the right to demand from his boss. The minute I finish this work, the very moment I'm

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done with the job payment is due and you cannot deny it you must give it this is what the Sharia encourages on the rights of workers the responses. If one who can afford its delay payment, his honor, and his punishment becomes permissible. So anyone who unnecessarily unduly for no reason delays the payment of a laborer or anyone that does a job for you. He cuts your hair, he washes your car, he pumps your petrol, he serves you your food, whatever it might be your plumber, your domestic worker, your gardener, because if you have the right to pay, you have the ability to pay him and you deliberately delay it for no good reason, then the punishment and the loss of your honor now becomes

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permissible then Allah subhanaw taala has the right to punish you. Right That means you've sinned to sin. Be mindful Gemma to Muslim and for those of us who employ our our position as bosses in this dunya we have to be held accountable in the era. Now visa continues in a heartbeat, which is multifocal LA, right. Beautiful. Now, we talk about the Sharia in terms of how we should treat our workers you'll find in Islam, Islam gives you the law by the black and white, you should do this you shouldn't do that, like in marriage, right? The husband should spend on his wife and the wife should be obedient to the husband. This is the Hadith, right? But we know marriage is not a transaction in

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a buying and selling something. There's more to it than that. And we look at the student of Nabil salam o over and above the lows. How did NaVi system implement? What kind of boss was NaVi Sala? What was it like to work for NaVi so Salaam, right? When a person comes to Medina, a mother comes with her son is about six years old, and I saw the alarm and she says please accept my son as your servant, not a slave as you work your assistant. Now this also accepts since my no problem I'll accept Anna's so unless his job or the alarm was to bring me some this or that fix something go here give a message to that one. Bring me the waterfall do carry this, right This one is his job. And I

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saw the alarm tells us what kind of employer nobody saw was this what we aspire to be like? And I said I serve the Prophet at home and on journeys. I was always with him honor and has had an honor to be the servant of lamesa salaam is always there by Allah for 10 years he served me so seldom right from the age of six to 16 by Allah He never said to me for anything which I did. I mean he never ever said to us why have you done like this? Why did you do it like this? or anything? Why didn't you do this? Why have you done it like this or that and this is I can never unknown to remember nobody's awesome ever ever saying this to me. And he was a boy of six another hiding nscs

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you know, nobody saw some gave me a job to do. It must have been important. Let me so salon stealing was important business, right? He told us, you know, go to this place. Give a message to somebody and ask

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I was passing by, and I saw a few boys playing. And I became overpowered. I couldn't resist myself. I'll just play for the Minister and I end up playing for maybe a half an hour an hour, maybe so switch on us. And he comes in. He says, I'm fine. And he's playing the, and maybe some just tug slightly on his clothes and and slicked back, and he's smiling brightly. And he says, as I gave you a job to do, please, can you go and finish the job? Right? This was gonna be this was the worst, the worst kind of chastisement nobody's awesome gave to us. So much so that Anna's becomes one of the greatest narrators of Hadeeth. When you look at those who directed the most highly analysis of

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number three, number three on the list, meaning he spent so much time with his master, with his boss, and he loved his boss so much you want to tell the rest of the world? What kind of man Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam? Well, this is what we aspire to be like that. May Allah Subhana Allah grant us the ability that our employers, our employees, our domestic workers, when we go when we pass away, that they will tell people about the great person you were.

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How do we do this? jasola? How do we do that Allah we aspire to be like Mohammed, so seldom, when we talk about workers rights,

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a new issue has arisen in the light of ISIS and all these things, slavery, and many people have asked, you talk about workers rights in Islam, you talk about being good to employees, about treating people well, but your religion permits slavery. Right? We've heard this, and we see it on the TV people taking under the name of Islam, taking women and children and people are slaves and saying that this is Islam. This is what Islam Islamic State allows, and therefore we need to talk about slavery. We need to discuss this, if a non Muslim comes to you and asks, and we open the Quran, and you find that the ayah oma monoket Amen. What your right hand positions. What does this

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mean? What does this mean? You find other parts of the Quran mentioning slavery, maybe some says the slave must obey the master, for example, what does this mean, and your religion allows slavery?

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We need to discuss this misconception and make clear what this means. When we talk about slavery. In fact,

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the allameh today mentioned, in fact, we cannot say that slavery is allowed in Islam. Why? Because when you think of slavery, we imagined slavery to what we know it to be what the Europeans did to the Africans, what the colonial powers did. That's when we purchased slavery, we picture 1000s of families on ships tied up like animals, being taken to one side of the world being whipped and beaten and working in the fields until they drop dead, they have no rights, they can't even sit certain, you know, they can't walk on a certain side of the road, certain places they can't even speak, they don't have the right to even be inside the house, that if they touch something, this

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thing becomes dirty. This is our understanding of slavery. This is our experience of slavery.

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This is not what Islam talks about. So the two words aren't even compatible today, that the western concept of slavery, and what Islam talks about, we talk about slavery, they're not the same. So even the words are not the same anymore. Right? What is slavery in Islam? When Islam talks about slavery? What do we mean, before Islam? People became slaves in a number of ways, five ways in which people became slaves. warfare, one tribe attacks another tribe defeats the tribe, as part of the spoils of war, the people were taken hostage and captive, and they became the property of the conquering tribe warfare. Number two people were born into slavery. Your mother is a slave, you're born a slave. You

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are born into slavery, right? This is you inherit slavery from your parents. Number three dates panela when people's debts became so much, the guy said, I can't pay anymore. So tell us no problem. You can pay now you're my slave. It's like f&b coming to your house and saying that credit card is due. You're now slave. Right? This is the this is what happened in Java. This is what happened in Java. But when debts could not be paid, then you how do you pay? Well, you have arms and legs, you can do the work, so you might slave now, people got kidnapped for no reason. Many Sahaba to great Sahaba come to mind. They were made slaves by being kidnapped. Who zero to learn the son of Nobita

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adopted son of Neville sallam. He was kidnapped. He was a young boy from a from a noble tribe, your stolen you stolen from his people. And he was made a slave. We'll talk about zaidan show later on and sell man infatti See, it's Amanda Persian as well. How did you become a slave? He told a group of Arabs take me to Arabia to find the Prophet. And on the way they took his belongings and they made him like number Yusuf alayhi salatu salam kidnapped and made into a slave right so this is what happened people would come let's see are the strikers that well protected we steal the children slavery, poverty and being sold parents would sell the children into slavery. We don't have enough

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food. Yeah, buying from us and he's your slave. We are the builder. Right? This was even better than what they used to do in terms of burying the children alive when they couldn't feed their children. This was pre Islam. This is what things were like before Islam. Right so now we asked Islam

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To make the world better, of course, by and large, this is look at what Islam did. So Islam inherits a system where slavery is rampant and prevalent. Every family has a slave. Some people have hundreds of slaves, people are buying and selling slaves in the market. Just as you go and buy food and clothing, you find the slave standing the right way the wants to buy us, you find people are constantly searching for slave stealing and robbing bandits. So how does Islam stop this? Maybe so some is now in control? How do we stop this first three steps in which slavery is abolished? So slavery in Islam is like poverty. Poverty, Islam is against poverty. Islam looks to eradicate

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poverty, but it does not take radical and extreme measures like communism and says, well, we're going to stop poverty, we will take everything from the rich and give it to the poor and therefore poverty is done. This doesn't work. We're not going to say everybody release your slaves. No, we're going to put policies in place to remove it step by step. So what did Islam what policies did Islam come to remove slavery? Number one, it prohibited the avenues in which people became slaves, all avenues of making new slaves were closed down except for one avenue. Number two, Islam encouraged over and over released a fuck orocobre release a nick unchained a Nick, let it go. You'll see how

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many how many mechanisms Islam has put in place, more ways to release slaves than bringing them in. And then number three, if you still have a slave Islam then legislated, Stickley, how do you treat that slave?

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So we said number one,

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Islam as a policy puts out that Adam, that every person of the children of Adam are born free. Freedom is your right that Allah has given you like Rafa de if Allah Subhana think about this gentleman's limit, if Allah subhanaw taala took it upon himself to give you the freedom to come a chick, he gave you the choice up to you, to not worship me to hate me to say I don't exist on the dunya Of course, you have that freedom to do it. What does one man have to control and possess another man? So from the get go, Islam says all of them, all of us are from Adam. Adam is free. These are rights which Allah has given each and every one of us. You can't deny someone the rights,

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which Allah subhanaw taala has given you a graphic design. If there is no compulsion, indeed, there can be no compunction in anything else. You can't force somebody to do something against his will. Right? Unless of course, it is for the muscle of society. So Allah subhanaw taala, is severe and strict on this matter. Allah Subhana Allah says, this hadith could see nabeshima telling us Allah himself says this, there are three who I will oppose on the Day of Judgment. There are three who will find Allah as your enemy on piano three people, they'll find Allah as the enemy on piano. And of course, who can prevail against Allah? Number one, a man who gives his word By Allah, but prove

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stitchless upon Allah, Allah He tomorrow I will do this and he doesn't do it. Well, law he this thing is made of gold, but it's not. So he says I will be your opponent on Can you take a promise by my name, and then you lie, know that I am your enemy on pm. Number two, a man who sells a free person and takes that price. It takes a free person and makes him a slave, you'll find severe a las panatela will be your enemy. And piano number three, and this is something even more practical to us. A man who employs a worker and receives a complete job but NASA does not does not pay him his complete wages. Allah will be your enemy and pm Allah protect us. Allah protect us, for any of us

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have debt. We owe some worker, someone that did something for us, even when some dispute ally pay it. Before a day comes when there's no hands and sinks to negotiate with. There's only good deeds only rewards and punishment to deal with. Doing your prices cheap, cheap, doing your prices, pay it don't take the heck of somebody Don't let anybody be sitting and making you out against you know, this man didn't pay me. I can't pay my kids school fees. I can't feed my kids because this person is not paying me. Yeah, I'll curse him. And this is what Allah says. No hijab between his dua and Allah subhanho wa Taala the of the oppressed, something to be feared.

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So Allah Subhana says anyone who takes a person that is free and makes him a slave, I declare war on him. Allah subhana wa tada now talks about how do we treat slaves, so all the forms in which people could think slaves were made forbidden, except jihad. jihad is the only form warfare is the only one avenue you can't kidnap free people. You can't buy and sell people. You can't take someone even if you always you did upon that you can never ever be your slave. The only way in which person people are made slaves is through jihad. Why? Why does Islam allow this because number one, it is better than execution. It is better than execution. Number two, if someone

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And many of the people, they they fought. It's not only slavery, but it becomes the hukou right now of the Muslims who rule the land to see to them and of course, and when we spoke about jihad, we can reopen the topic once in the future inshallah jihad is the last resort. We don't get to jihad, Jihad First we'll give you our, if you don't want to take our No problem, we pay GCL we have an alliance with each other, right? We have we have you live your life, we live our life, no problem. But if there's hostility and animosity, and you fight us, and we fight you, and we defeat you, what now, you fought us using to kill us, what do we do now? Now, either we let you go free, and this is

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encouraged, let the prisoner of war go free, or keep them as slaves and then sell them back to the families right, not sell them to the market, sell them back to the families, very extreme cases in which slavery is permitted. And the objective of that is not so that one can you rule the other, but so that Islam, that those who that when a person has a choice, either slavery will become a Muslim, they'll become Muslim, and he will thank you afterwards. That's why there's a beautiful Hadith that says, Allah smiles at those who are pulled to gender with chains, pulled to gender by change, those who made captive in jihad, and they became Muslim to set themselves free. And then they go to

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gender. If though we dragged you to gender by chains, right, many of the great Sahaba many of the great scholars later on Hassan albasini, the greatness of the tablet and his father, you know, they lost the battle, and he was made a slave and his son became the greatest stabbing, because they saw Islam firsthand. And once you become a Muslim, it becomes very disgraceful to keep your Muslim brother as a slave. So you let him go freely. But if you have a slave under your custody, and no, this doesn't apply to any of us, as your wife is not your slave and your husband is not your slave, right? Right. Right. Remember that. And your employers and your employees are not your slaves, your

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servant, we don't talk about servants. So these are rights which is some gifts to slaves. Anything above that is even more your workers, your maid, your domestic worker, your garden has more rights than this. This is the lowest, the lowest in inverted commas in society, how you should treat the lowest person in society. Look what Allah says about treating our slaves. Allah Subhana Allah says to us to worship Allah Mahatma right, as we said, is you worship Allah and associate nothing with him and you worship nobody other than Allah. Number two, be good to parents, and relatives and orphans, the needy, and the near neighbor and the foreign neighbor,

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the companion at your side and the traveler be good to all these people, and those whom your right hand positions and the slaves under your custody. Right? Not only this is your slaves and your workers receive even more good deeds, so be good. Allah gives you the rights from Allah to the person in the lowest point in society, be good to all of them, treat them kindly treat them well. Indeed, Allah does not like those who are self deluding and boastful. Don't think that you are the boss that you are the best ally, that man that you are his boss of his bitterly knew in the sight of Allah. Allah does not look at the bank account balance or what car you drive the make of your

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clothes, Allah sees what's inside in the heart. In account in the law, he called him the one with the most taqwa Don't be self deluding, remember, there's only one master and all of you are slaves. All of us are slaves to that master. So Islam is the first civilization in history. We'll look at the Roman Empire, the Persian Empire, the different societies across the world, the first society 1500 years ago, to actually bring laws, how to treat your slaves,

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how to treat your slaves 200 years ago, 100 years ago, women didn't have the right to even vote. Some countries, European countries didn't have the right to own property. These these are rights that we take for granted. Our new, very new 100 years. 200 years ago, slaves got the rights in Islam 1500 years ago. So what kind of rights so Allah Subhana is basically saying to the Muslim, release the slaves, and don't take people as slaves. But if you have a slave, and you want to keep a slave, then these are the laws you need to apply. Number one, treat them well. Number two,

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I saw a man walks past a Buddha philosopher, a great Sahabi he walks past a Buddha and he sees a Buddha dressed nicely a burger has a nice coat on and the man next to him is slave with our slave also has an equally nice cloak, but an expensive clothing. And the man asks the reason why is your slave race as good as you are? And the Buddha said, I abused a person by quoting his mother a bad name. So Buddha, he says, I committed the sin. I insulted this man's mother. And the prophets of Salaam herders. And he said to me, oh, Brother, you are caught. You're abusing one person's mother by this name. You still have some j helia. in you. Right. So again, just on this one first thing we

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insult the mother comes out, right. That's the

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first target of our fighting mother is the first person in Madison describes us as Jay Z as Jay Z. So that made this mistake and the reason says you have some j Hillier in you, and then maybe some goes further and says, your slaves or your brothers, that Allah has put under your command. He's like your little brother, where you are the big brother You are the Buddha is under your command. So whoever has a brother nebenzia slave, whoever has a brother under his command, should feed him with what he eats. And they seem with what he dresses and don't ask them to do something beyond the ability and the capacity. And if you do so, you do awesome. They do a big difficult job that they

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can't do when you have to help them do their job. So Buddha, when he did this, he felt so bad. Now he says now you see why my slave is the dislike is and why he eats how I eat, because he's my brother under my command. Nobody so Sallam told me to do this. So slaves, they eat what you eat, they dress with what you dress, they work and you help them in that work.

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Narrated by a Buddha for the last passes, maybe some says three persons will have a double reward three people, Allah will it would double e on karma, a person from Alcatel who becomes a Muslim, or a Jew or Christian who becomes Muslim, he gets a double reward a slave who discharges his duty to Allah and his master. So a slave worker who works honestly and well to Allah does the rights of Allah and does the rights of his boss. He gets a double reward and a master of a slave woman to the man has a woman as a slave. What does he do? He teaches he educator he doesn't just use a educator, and then he Freeza makes her so he raises up he builds up any Freeza gives us status and wealth and

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everything. And then he proposes to her and Marisa such a man will get a WD award in the sight of Allah subhanaw taala on kiama. Now, this also says

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that

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Pinilla great Hadith that the Sahaba tells us that this position of slaves in Islam before knobbies ism came to perform hegira they were Muslims. The Muslims were in Medina already. And obviously so we asked who led the Salah amongst them who was the Imam who led the Salah. They say the Sahaba tell us before the visa some came to Medina, the man who led the Salah sort of in the JAMA was Salim Mola, Abu Hosea, he was a slave why he knew the most of Quran. He knew the most Quran, therefore, he had the most the right to be the Imam. This is how Islam looks at it. We don't care the color of your skin. We don't care who is born. What you're the king, you are the streetsweeper You're the

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slave. When it comes to in terms of Deen, taqwa comes first. So this man was the slave is out there picking up dirt on the street, maybe. But when it comes to the masjid, he was new, the most of Islam all the Sahaba stood behind him in Surah. He was the slave but he led the Salah, this shows you that and what's more important, what's more important the man who leads the Salah, or the man who leads the government panela this is this is shows you the understanding of Islam, that the slave will lead the Salah because he's most entitled to it. Even me so some says don't call a person your slave haram to say this is my ad. The only one who has the right to call someone Abdullah You are the

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Abdullah and no one has the right to be called Rob load master except Allah so saying that we call this is my man, my woman my you know, my assistant, my brother use that around to say my slave May.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala shows you that Deen is better than anything else when Allah says do not marry unbelieving women until they believe and a slave woman is better than a disbelieving woman. Even though she may amaze you dazzle your eyes a beauty and a wealth and intelligence means nothing a slave was as a man better than such a person. And also don't you marry unbelieving men? A slave man is better than a non Muslim man even though he dazzles you. Why? Because the unbelievers call you to fire to jahannam but Allah calls you to His grace and to gender and forgiveness and he makes his science clear to mankind that they may celebrate His praise. Allah subhanaw taala puts the

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remember in Sun. Yes, in society we have the king. We have the ministers we have the boss we have the owner, we have the employer, we have the employee, we have the slaves. Remember this structure we have in the dunya is only by us. We have put the structure in place in the sight of Allah is only a man and taqwa and those who have less and less Eman. Remember that's the only criteria. The only hierarchy that counts Allah tells you at the base of the base to a disbelievers doesn't come close to even the slave of who's the believers.

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Right.

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Now visa salam, as we said, forbid you from calling someone even a slave and it was rated that with man when Sahaba the way they used to treat slaves the way they used to treat the slaves.

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said they, you could not even you could not even tell the difference between them. If you harm a slave, how became afraid sometimes, of course, we lose ourselves become upset, we did something. So when a man or the one slaves, he did something, and this man pulled him by the ear, and he hurt him, of man realized panela This is a punishment for me. So he told the slave, I want you to pull my ear as well. Muslim says no, how can I do it? No, I come on you as your master, pull my ear or twist my ear, the slave does not know properly make me I want you to hurt me why I fear what I did, I'll be held accountable on camera. So if you like love me, you know, take back your heart. And so the man

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did what he was command and he said, I fear the same one that you fear meaning remember the end of the day, both you and I are slaves to a greater master when the Sahaba when they used to walk amongst the slaves, man even out for the lawn.

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When he used to walk amongst the slaves, people didn't know who he was, we say now mow the lawn. When he came to Palestine. Palestine was conquered Jerusalem was conquered in the time of a nominal deal, and only we had one more tomorrow to learn. One more Salahuddin Amara de Alon. He comes to when they conquer Jerusalem. They don't want to conquer it through fighting.

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So the emperor of Jerusalem, the commander, the non Muslim governor, he says, We won't fight you or Muslims. But we want Omar himself must come from Medina and accept the keys of Jerusalem. Brothers can come in Kenosha, forward please, some brothers standing outside shifts would need to stand

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the height and the Baraka is in the front, right more close to the front.

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As we're saying that the Sahaba the way in which they treated the slaves and the servants was such that you didn't know who was a slave and was the master, you wouldn't know.

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So as we seem to say, no matter the Alon, when the Muslims conquered Palestine, the emperor of Jerusalem, the commander, the governor of Jerusalem, said, we won't fight you will give you will give Jerusalem over freely, no fighting year in Jerusalem, but we command that Yo, Master yo halifa. He comes here personally, we're not going to give the city over to any of his, you know, he's governors, come tell Omar to come here personally say now I'm going to learn how does he come? This is fine. I'm going to Jerusalem. I'm going to go by myself and my servant, but I only afford one donkey one camel. One mule knows. I can't afford more than that. So I have one. And obviously we

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visit, it's difficult for me, it's difficult to my slave. So one hour, one day I walk, I ride the camel and he and he walks the next day, your turn and miton This is the halifa of the Muslims. Right? This is how they traveled to Joseph when they got to Jerusalem. It was the turn of the servant.

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I Sinaloa we're gonna go into Jerusalem like this. You're riding on the camera and I'm and you are walking. Since you have you. You have to ride you ride. I will walk as I say normal walks into Jerusalem walking and the servant is on the camel panela This is the halifa of the muslimeen I this is how the Sahaba understood the concept of slave slavery again. So this is really a slave. We won't even do this with our maid not even our brother, our younger brother, maybe we give the right like this annaleigh

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the treatment of slavery, but over and above treating your slaves well, Allah subhanho wa Taala commands the Muslims is able to do so three the slave This is the best thing the best kind of charity. Have you mentioned last week? What's the best charity I can do? Three summons Nick free the slave. Allah sponsors were to load and as such have your slaves any of your slaves as seek a written permission to be set free, give them such a writing. If any of your slaves is Master, or you know, my seed, I've got some money, sell me I want to buy my freedom overseas. Except, don't say no, don't deny it. Let him go free. If you find that there is good and honestly in a good person

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and give and on top of that Allah says when you let them go, give something of your wealth to them. For Allah which is remember which Allah has bestowed upon you, you're a slave. And Allah gave you this Well, this is the obligation in Islam, any slave wants freedom, you give us freedom Zakah there are only eight types of people that can receive soccer. Soccer can just go to any Masjid or to any, any any madrasa or anything eight specific people can receive zeca one of those categories is for the freeing of slaves, which means if we had slaves in our community, if we did, we collect Zach and we said we need to buy that man's freedom. This is part of the obligation of your czaka each and

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every one of us pay money to free slaves. This is how Islam has legislated freeing slaves.

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Now visa Salam says that if any of you own slave, two of you, one should pay the other one and let him go.

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This is how how the baby salsa lamb would pay for the moving of slaves that sin of the sins that'd be so seldom would when they commit sin some sense how do you remove that sin? Some sins can only be removed by freeing a slave, the man we know the man who comes into Ramadan and he says I like to I destroyed myself I destroyed myself he comes crying to the masjid me some says What do you mean you've destroyed yourself? He says behind on lots of Ramadan and I saw my wife and the light should not shun and he says the Hadith right and I couldn't resist I I slept with my wife in Ramadan. Nobody sauces Carlos The Punisher, the penalty for this is you need to release a slave. Number one,

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you have a slave release it, I don't have a slave, find the Unit Two for 60 days without break 60 constitute consecutive months the man says, Well, I'm not able to do this. The man says the resources in feed 60 people go and find 60 poor people and feed them. A man says I don't have even money to feed myself. That'd be satisfying. Take this someone else bro dates. You go and take this data and distribute it amongst 60 people find people poorer than you and feed them man comes back and says, Look, I couldn't find someone poorer than me. Let me some smiles. So much you can see his teeth. He says, Now take this and feed your family. Well, this is for us to learn. You don't have a

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choice here. If you have a slave and you slip to someone in Ramadan, you first have to release a slave they are when a man and certain medalla when a man says to his wife that you haram for me You're like the back of my mother called Bihar. Someone says that you have to release a slave before you can sleep with her again. Your punishment for saying that you free a slave if you can't you for 60 days if you can't feed 60 people if you kill somebody manslaughter by mistake, punishment, release a slave breaking a vow by Allah releasing a slave no choice in the matter. So Islam both these penalties to release slaves over and over again. If a man hits his slave, if a man hits his

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slave, what's the penalty for that he needs to release the slave A B so someone says whoever slaps his slave or beats him. His penalty is to free that man Allahu Akbar.

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We spoke about that if you own slaves jointly, the two masters almost encourage them release the slaves, if you free a slave and Allah subhanaw taala beautiful machete is if you release a slave, if you release a slave, you become part of the slaves family, within the list of inheritors. The last last one is if you are freed slave, and you have no family to inherit from you, then your wealth then your master inherited which will set you free will inherit why Allah has built sort of a bond between the two of you till you die. Allah has bonded the two of you, if you release a slave, you become like family, you become like family, whatever freeze a Muslim slave, Allah will save all of

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his pots from jahannam from fire as he has freed all the parts of this person from slavery, Sahaba slaves, slaves free panela complete freedom of jahannam. And over and above this over and above these laws, which Islam has put forward.

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Allah subhanaw taala shows us the example of an abyssal Salam how he treats his slaves. So we say these are the basic if you do if you must close them will let you close eat what they eat. You must set them free. If you hit them, you don't burden them. This is non negotiable. But this is what the base is even better than that. What's better than that? What didn't abyssal Salam do. Number one, we snow that nobody saw Salam for me smile, and he smiles mother was a slave in the lineage of Nabisco. Salaam. We know that nobody's also never in his life did he own slaves. He was given slaves as gifts. And when he had them as slaves, he said them free. Zaid, we said Zaid was stolen as a boy

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given as a gift Bhattacharya wasn't an IB even yet she gave us aid as a gift to him. On the marriage day she gave us aid as a presenter and he released it adopted him as a son to the point where he was aid even Mohammed for a long time. And when his family came to find his aid, the family of his aid found him and his father was a rich man. He said this is my son. They stole him from me. What name your price Oh Muhammad, I will buy him back from you. Now this one says no, no problem and they can go you can go for free. And Zetas will lie Please let me stay with you. You unlike my father. This was before Islam. This is an abyssal Salam. He was given a gift. The visa was given a gift a slave

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woman from Egypt by the emperor of Egypt. Maria Katia, who set her free and married her and she became our mother and the son Ibrahim was born from her. But Sahaba How great is Bilal we don't know the tin promise Jenna, but we all know who bilad was. Malala was a slave as was Amar as we sell mantle faricy Great, great Sahaba held great statuses and they were slaves. When it came to the deen. We didn't look at where you come from the color of your skin or what properties you own when it comes to Deen. Only taqwa counts.

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Amongst the Rama, the great scholar Mr. Malik Rahim Allah The Maliki Mata, one of the great scholars of Hadith. His teacher was Nasir, who was an affair, the slave even normal, say normal son, he had a slave called Nithya. These three men, if you see a hadith that says, unmarried, and even Abdullah and NASA and Malik Malik narrates from NASA on the rights from even longer. This is the most authentic hadith you can get. This is the most perfect the golden chain of Hadith, these three men think about it Mr. Malik, this great scholar, he spent years at the feet of the slave learning Hadith. And think of a number of the land, he had a slave and instead of making him carry wooden

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stuff, he said, I'll teach you how do you become an expert. And so what we learned our practice our Dean comes from the slaves. And to conclude, the majority of the believers in Islam, the majority of the believers in Islam, if you look at them, the mothers were slaves. When the Emperor the king, the halifa, as a wife was a slave, and the son was born and he's the eldest son. He becomes the halifa with his mother was a slave or not. That's why some of the kingdoms are called the mameluke Kingdom. Why they were slaves. The lineage goes back to slaves. Islam does not look where you come from, but who you are. And we are going to Allah subhanaw taala grants understanding and implement the beauty

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of this Deen in our lives we treat our employees and employers, our servants and those whom we serve with the HAC that they deserve and May Allah Allah grant us to fulfill the rights that Allah Subhana belongs over us circle ahead. I said I wanted to

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