Foundations of the Sunnah – Principle I
Channel: Muiz Bukhary
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A Jumuah sermon delivered by Sheikh Muiz Bukhary on the 30 of October, 2015 at Bambalapitiya Jumuah Masjid, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 04 in Sri Lanka.
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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim
al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salli wa sallam Wada. ashrafi Gambia eva mursaleen mbg Now have you been our polity our union our Mohammed bin Abdullah. I think he was happy he uploaded Salatu automata sleep slim my bad
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We begin by praising Allah subhanho wa Taala who is no doubt our Creator sustainer and nourish protector and cure. We asked him gela as to Chava his choices of blessings and salutations upon our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa alayhi wa sallam, his family members, his companions and all those who tread upon his path with utmost sincerity until the day of tm.
My dear respected elders and brothers in Islam, first and foremost, I advise myself and then all of you all present here to adopt a life of taqwa. And that is to fear Allah subhanho wa Taala. And to be conscious of him as a virtual during every single second of our lives, if we wish to attain success in this world, as well as the hereafter. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us all from the people of taqwa and the ones who are victorious and successful I mean,
inshallah Allah for today's kotoba
I hope to elaborate and expound on the first principle from a very famous book, and this book belongs
to a very great Imam who is also known as Imam. Listen, our Gemma.
The imam of the new center will Gemma and he was none other than Mr. mathema. Even a humble urashima who lost the name of this book is a sudo Sunnah a very famous treatise of the great Imam, Imam Muhammad ibn Hanbal. In this particular book, The Imam very clearly draws his creed. his belief system, derived from the Quran and the Sunnah of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa alayhi wa sallam, a very short concise treatise, but there are many scholars who have written shuru has written commentaries in regard to this particular book and amazing book, an amazing book that very clearly states his creed, his belief system, as well as the creed and the belief system of the ILO sooner
well, Gemma, the scholars of the ILO sooner well, Gemma
and the respected elders and brothers in Islam, in terms of the title so the sooner it can be translated as the foundations of sooner the foundations of the sooner if you take the two Arabic terms or Sulu Suna, the first term or soul is the plural of acid to soul is an Arabic term it is the plural of acid. And acid can be translated as the foundation as the CO Mater. Say for example, if you take the foundation of this building, if it is strong, then obviously this building is going to be strong and last for a long time in sha Allah Allah. But on the other hand, if the foundations of a particular building is weak, then that building obviously tends to sway and deteriorate after a
period of time talking about the sooner Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam obviously the foundation is so strong, that if someone were to hold on to it, he is no doubt going to be successful in this world, as well as the hereafter. So as well foundation. So the sooner the foundations of the sooner if we were to translate and define a Suna
according to how the scholars of the past are set up on a solid, how they have defined it, because normally when you take terms such as Suna Sala, when you go through the books of faith, when you go to the books of Hadith, you will always find that in general, these terminologies have two definitions to it. You have a lower definition and a Sharan or istilah high definition in the sense, you have a literal definition to the term. And you also have a technical definition to a particular term. Say for example, if you take the term Sala and when I say a Sala here, you all know what I'm talking about. In the sense I'm talking about the Salah that we generally offer unto Allah subhanho
wa Taala but when we talk about the literal definition of our Salah,
It is da da praying to Allah subhanho wa Taala the Salah that you and I we refer to is the technical definition of salah and that is a set of prescribed actions. Listen to my words carefully a set of prescribed actions that begin from the miracle Iran and end with the tasleem assalamu aleikum wa rahmatullah wa salam o aleikum wa rahmatullah. This is the shutter a, the technical definition of Salah. Let me repeat again for this for the purposes of educating ourselves.
The Sherif II The technical definition of a sauna is a set of prescribed actions, prescribed actions that begin from the wrong and end with the tasleem. From the minute you tie your meal to the wrong a set of prescribed actions such as ruco such as Siddha sujood, juuso, Bang svanasana detain prescribed actions that begin that commence from the middle and end with the tasleem. This is the shery definition of a Sala So likewise, when we talk about sooner, the term sooner you have a literal definition, as well as a technical definition to it. The literal definition of Suna is a pathway
away and that's why we say that this is the way of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. This is the literal definition or at least one of the literal definitions of Sunnah. As for its Sheree. As for its technical definition, scholars rahima Humala, they state that you can define Sunnah as acquire a file, but the creator Nabi sallallahu, alayhi wa sallam. The statements of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the actions of the Prophet alayhi salatu was Salam and the approvals the sanctions of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam Let me repeat once again, as this is from the Sunnah of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam, he used to repeat a matter once, twice or thrice, for the
Masters to understand his statements. He spoke with extreme clarity profound words sallallahu alayhi wasallam so the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam this particular term can be defined as the acquire of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the statements of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the actions of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam as well as the approvals and sanctions of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. They let me briefly give you a few examples, as examples bring about clarity
of why Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the statements of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam you have all of the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, say for example, the famous Hadith where he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his report ramset enamel rubinius enamel miniex what enamel equilibrium manava until the end of the Hadith, every action is all actions are based upon an individual's intentions. Outcome Macaulay salat, wa salam actions are your actions are based upon your intention, this famous Hadith, these are words of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So this is number one acquired as a foreigner Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Say for example, the
Hadith so Luca, Mara Munoz Ali, pray as you have seen me praying. So you have the actions of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam that have been recorded in the books of a Heidi, where we know how to survive for a long while in value SLM, did certain things so we found our supervisor Allahu Allah, and he was lm. This is from the Sunnah as well. And finally, you have the third category known as de crear una de ser Allahu Allahu alayhi wa sallam, the approvals and the Shang sanctions of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, where perhaps something may have occurred, he said along while he was alone, he kept quiet about it, in the sense, he may have not approved of it or he may
have approved of it, but he did not explicitly say do not do this. He kept quiet about it. So if he said a long while he when he was in him, kept quiet about a matter. It indicated that he said a lot while he when he was lm approved of it, because he being the Prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, it is his responsibility, it is upon his shoulders, if you see something wrong happening, if he sees something evil taking place, if he sees something in contrary to the teachings of Islam, it is upon him to voice out and stop it. So he said a long while ago and he was lm kept quiet in regard to a matter. It indicated that he said a long while you it was lm approved of it. So this is wrong.
The crea una de la la vida, Selim the sanctions that the approvals of the sort of lights that allow highly valuable seller. Now coming back to the title of the book of Mr. Mohammed Mohammed Al Rahim, Allah when he titled it, so the sooner the scholars who write the shadow had the commentary of this particular book, they state that he may have intended this particular definition of Sona or his definition there or what he intended there could have been much broader, much broader than what we just mentioned.
And in the sense he could have also intended that which he sallallahu alayhi wasallam came with in terms of what he came with in regard to the Koran, because Eliza just states in Surah najem in regard to what the supervisor Allahu alayhi wa sallam came with one Chico and El Hawa in Houma in Wii U. He said a long while ago, he does not speak out of his own desires. Well my own take on it, however, in regard to what he brought about in terms of the deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala wama Yom Kippur and El Hawa in who in LA you ha, it is divine revelation from Allah subhanho wa Taala. So the Imam, Mr. Mohammed Ibn Hanbal Rahim Allah, He could have intended something more broader than we
then what we just defined. He could have also intended the Koran as well as our key, our belief system, the creed that you and I we are upon May Allah subhanho wa Taala keep us all upon that which is correct and upright, I mean,
so this is in regard to the title very swiftly. Moving on. The Imam starts off his book in regard to the first principle by saying who Sulu Sunni, Shia indena the foundations or the principles of the Sunnah by us in Ghana, according to us, and when he says according to us, the scholars who write the pseudo heart documentary of this particular book, they state he is intending the scholars of leucaena Well, Gemma, the scholars of leucaena well Gemma today you have this term as soon our Gemma being you know flung about very loosely. You see, so many people deeming themselves from Andrew Suna. Well Gemma was at times they are involved in many things that are contrary to the teachings of
our Gemma. May Allah azza wa jal make us all from the true sunova Gemma I mean
so the Imam Rahim Allah He states as soon as soon as you're in the principles of the sooner the foundations of the Sunnah, according to us, and then he starts off to mention the first principle, the principle that we are going to expound today in sha Allah. The first principle is at Thomas Sukhumi Makana Allah He has horrible Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam will fit that will be him the first principle My dear respected elders and brothers in Islam, please listen to me attentively profound words powerful words that we will expand on inshallah tada at Thomas Tsukuba, Makana, La Habra, Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam will equity that will be him, it is to hold
fast, it is to hold fast to that which the Sahaba that which the companions of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam were upon and to follow them to hold fast to that which the Sahaba the companions of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam were upon and to hold fast in terms of following them the Sahaba did one light Allah Allah Himeji marine media respected elders and brothers in Islam. Before we move further, I think it would only be appropriate if we define this particular term as Hubble rasulillah. He said a long while he said I have loosely translated the principle. Let me try to expound and clarify in terms of
the profound words that the Imam has come about with inshallah. So as high velocity lines, it was lm who is the Imam intending when he says as high Buddhists who realize that Allahu Allahu alayhi wa sallam
as have is an Arabic term that stems from the root Sahiba Yes, Habu in the sense to accompany someone to stay in the company of someone to be with someone to be with someone to befriend someone. This is the the word that it stems from Sahiba yes hibu better No. So habitant This is the word that it stems from this particular term as hard now as is the plural of a saw him out Sahabi as have is the plural of a Sahib or a Sahabi. In reality, it is the plural of a sahab which is the plural of Sahabi or Asahi, I hope I have not lost you all. Please listen, listen to me attentively. shodhana
as have is the plural of Asana, which is the plural of a Sahib or so heavy, so hubby or a Sahib can be translated as one companion, one companion. And as he is a group of the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, a group of the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. This is the definition, the literal definition, the literal definition of as half. Now, how would we define this? Technically? How would we define this technically, let me give you the definition of a very famous Imam and he was none other
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He states that for someone to be deemed as a companion of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam there are three conditions that need to be fulfilled. three conditions I hope you all with me. three conditions that need to be fulfilled for an individual to be deemed as a Sahabi from the hobby Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, three conditions need to be fulfilled. Number one, he needs to In other words, he is supposed to have met Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he is supposed to have Metro supervisor Allahu Allah you leave us alone. This is condition number one, but barely meeting Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
is not enough for him to be deemed as a Sahabi. He has to fulfill in under two conditions. condition number two, and he man will be learned Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he is supposed to have met Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and he is supposed to have brought in a man in Allah and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa said he is supposed to have Metro supervisor along while you are selling and he's supposed to have brought in a man Allah and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam because we have a number of individuals who Metro supervisor a value added reseller but they did not bring in a man. They did not believe in Allah and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
We have a number of individuals, Abu lahab we have a number of individuals. Abuja help so many individuals who met Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who lived during the same era of our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but they did not bring in a man. They did not believe in Allah, nor did they believe in the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa and he was saying, even if an individual were to fulfill two conditions, the first two conditions, and if he had not fulfilled the last condition, he will still not be considered a Sahabi from the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So what is the final condition? The final condition is
that it is upon him to die upon the pail of Islam, to die upon the fold of Islam.
say if an individual were to have met Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam brought in Mr and Allah and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but he died an apostate he died a month that he will not be considered a Sahabi he will not be considered as a hobby he will not be considered from the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So three conditions clearly need to be fulfilled for an individual to be deemed as a Sahabi as a companion of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam let me swiftly run through the three conditions. The first condition he is supposed to have met was realized that a lot while you it was in the second condition is supposed to have brought in
a man in Allah and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the final condition is that it is upon him. He should have done he should have passed away upon the pail of Islam upon the fold of Islam, and these individuals were deemed as the Sahaba rezwan Allahu taala, Allah Himeji Marine, and this is according to the definition of Imam even a hedger last Kalani urashima hula,
my dear respected elders and brothers in Islam and having defined who the US have of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam work, it is upon us to proclaim an announcement and announcement that each and every one of us should listen to it to attentively and also carried across the world, across the oma of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and this proclamation, this announcement is that once an individual is deemed as a Sahabi, from the Sahaba in one light, Allah Allah Himeji Marine, no one, no one has the right to talk against that individual. No one has the right to talk bad about the Sahaba with one liter Allah Allah him he might be any of the Sahaba in one litre,
Allah Allah which might good Luma do, they are all righteous, they are all upright. All of the Sahaba is gonna lie to Allah, Allah in mind, and in regard to their ranks in regard to their status in regard to their honor. There are many Ayat of the Quran that declare it and the words of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that clearly and explicitly state so the Sahaba is one of my major Marine, none, no one has the right to talk against them. Because sadly, today, we have many groups, many groups who hide their true colors, who hide their true identities, and they go about talking bad about the Sahaba in one of my dialect mastermind, they talk bad about America, I shall
do they talk bad about the best of the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Abu Bakr is today for the long run and the Roma rhodiola one they go around talking bad about them they tarnish them with one like Tyler I let him into my in the people of the new sooner well Gemma those who believe in the creed of Andrew sooner well Gemma Do not talk bad about the Sahaba Ivana later Allah Allah Jemaine we have a famous Hadith unrebutted Allah
One generates this hadith. The narration goes along the lines of these words. He wants us to realize that a lot while you le was lm, Yasuda, LA, all the individuals who is the most beloved unto you Yasuda la
Please listen to this Howdy.
This incident, he asked Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Yasuda law of all the individuals who is the most beloved unto you Yasser Allah. Just imagine, you know what the sort of lies that along while it was Selim said
Isha. For the loved one, Ahmed Mohammed from the oma has meaning. He Sharia law while she is the most beloved of all individuals and to me, a supervisor Allahu alayhi wa sallam is saying this authentic Heidi, and authentic Heidi, this is the declaration of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. To all those individuals who talk bad about our mother eyeshadow, viola Juana, to all those individuals who talk bad about the great Sahabi Abu Bakr in acidic or the long line. Afterwards, I'm referring to the long one continued with the conversation and he asked us to devise a long alibi to SLM Yasuda, la mina de Jan, from the men. What about from the men?
And you know what was sort of I said a long while ago it was in him said, boo ha, her father,
her father, in our In other words, his own father in law, Abu Bakr in a city called the last one, the most beloved of all individuals, to me, according to our supervisor,
he said it was Ayesha Viola one. And then from the regional from the men, Abubakar Mr. de la declaration from the words from the mouth of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam my mother, my father and myself the ransom for himself along with anybody
who can question the words of the Prophet sallallahu.
So many respected elders and brothers in Islam, it is upon us, the followers of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that we that we be extremely careful with our words, especially when it comes to talking about the Sahaba did want to lie to Allah Allah. Sadly, today we observe individuals who are not firmly grounded in knowledge. They read a few books, perhaps a few articles online, a few PDF files, and they start declaring statements against the Sahaba reconocida. Allah Allah He mentioned mine. It's very sad. We live in an era and a time. Trials surround us we are Phaeton surround us we are be the innovation surround us. May Allah subhana wa Jalla keep us upon the straight path. Milla
Azerbaijan opened the doors of understanding for all of us, I mean,
so many respected elders and brothers in Islam.
Let me give you an asset. And when we say asset, this is a statement of a Sahabi or the loved one you have, according to the scholars of Hadith, this is something something technical, but for those who may benefit in Charlottetown, you have three terms you have something known as Hadith, you have something known as Arthur, Arthur, and you have something known as a harbor. All these three terminologies can be translated as the words of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam.
But according to certain scholars, they are highly for when you say Howdy, it explicitly means the words of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And when you say after, when you use the word author, it means something that is a hobby of yours one one who said something that a hobby or the long line has narrated. So we have a, an asset that has been recorded by Mr. Smith himself in his Muslim in his book, and this is the statement of Abdullah ibn Massoud rhodiola. One
he states and his words go along the lines of these words, that Allah azza wa jal. Now remember, these are the words of a great Sahaba These are the words of a great Sahabi and even though he does not say that I heard it from Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. There is the obvious possibility that he must have heard it somewhere from the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam because he cannot come up with his own stories. He must have obviously heard it from the teachings of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam even though it has not been mentioned that he is reporting from a sort of lice and Allahu alayhi wa sallam and listen to his words, beautiful words.
He says, Allah subhanho wa Taala he looked into the hearts of his slaves, Allah azza wa jal looked into the hearts of his slaves, and then found the heart of our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to be the best of hearts,
the best of hearts, the most pure of all hearts, and he said, and he, as the result chose to live for a long while and he was a lamb to be his prophet.
Let me repeat it. Allah azza wa jal looked into the hearts of mankind. He looked into the hearts of mankind, and found the heart of Muhammad
mutsun Allahu alayhi wa sallam, to be the best of hearts to be the most pure of all hearts.
And he chose him for a long while you it was the lamb to be his messenger to be his prophet alayhi salatu was Salam. And then Alonzo Virgil looked into the hearts of mankind. And he found the hearts of the Sahaba with one light dialing regimen, to be the best of hearts after the Prophet sallahu wa salatu salam to be the best of hearts after the Prophet sallahu wa salatu salam, and he chose the Sahaba in one litre Allah Allah image marine to be the companions of a suit of lies that Allahu Allah who is
to be the companions of a supervisor Allahu Allah.
Allah azza wa jal he states in the novel Quran
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an ayah that we are all very familiar with quantum higher Rama, you are the best of nations, you are the best of nations. Why are we titled The Best of nations that Maroon I Bill maroof you enjoy and good. But then how Nathaniel Moncure you forbid even what took me when I began you believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala. Many respected elders and brothers in Islam, who were the individuals addressed at the very inception by this ayah who was the last Hannah Montana talking to none other than the Sahaba ribbon like
they were the first of individuals to be addressed in this ayah consume higher Akuma You are the best of nations. We are all included, but the Sahaba
marine they were the first to be addressed by Allah subhanho wa Taala. That Muna Bill maroof Watson hona Anil Mancha. You believe you enjoin good and forbid evil, coming back to the asset, coming back to the answer that I just mentioned, have to live in misery for the last one. He went on to say that allies a virgin looked into the hearts of mankind after chose After choosing Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam and he found the hearts of the Sahaba one later Allah Allah image by him to be the best of hearts, the most pure of heart after Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam after the prophets. So he chose them to be the companions of the supervisor along while he was lm he chose
them to be his companions to be his busara to be his counselor to be those who are by his side at all times. And he chose them to fight by his side, the companions read one like the haisla and he mentioned my
my dear respected elders and brothers in Islam. Coming back to the first principle of Imam Mohammed bin Hamad Al Rahim Allah in His famous book, Susana, holding steadfast on to that which the Sahaba read one light Allah Allah image mine were holding fast in terms of following them. They were the best, according to the words of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam hiral, corny hydrocone at the best of the best of generations, or the best of the people are my people, hydrocarbon economy for malaria, Luna, Houma, la Vina Luna, the best of generations, they are my generation, the ones with me, and then those after me, and then those often, in the sense, the Sahaba, the tambourine, and
the Sahaba, and then the Tabby in the ones who came after the Sahaba. And then the ones who came after that three generations, the three righteous generations, and these are statements by Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam, you're supposed to follow them. And what were they upon? They were upon the pure teachings of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa, and he was said, Today, my dear respected elders and brothers in Islam, can any one of us can any one of us, the most righteous of us, the most learned of us, the most knowledgeable from us can any one of us claim that we love Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam more than how the Sahaba love them more than how Abu Bakr
needs to do for the long run, love Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they left their wealth, they sacrifice their wealth, their family, everything that they had for a supervisor Allahu Allahu Allah sent him. When Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam asked them to migrate. they migrated from Mecca to Medina, sincerely solely for the pleasure of Allah and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they left their families they left their wealth. They left everything they fought by the sight of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam talking about a bucatini study for the long one used to accompany the supervisor along while he while he was send them wherever he went, you know that
journey, where they undertook during his job and a supervisor along while he was selling made hegira there are narrations there are companions. There are
that have been recorded where Abu Bakr Siddiq or the other one at one point used to walk behind Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam at certain junctures used to walk in front of a supervisor Allahu alayhi wa sallam, and he is reported to have said, The whenever I thought of those who are chasing the sort of lights that along while evaluating them from behind him, I used to run behind the supervisor Allahu alayhi wa sallam, because I was so concerned for a supervisor Allahu Allah. And whenever I thought about what may be installed ahead of him for a long while evaluation of what may lie ahead of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. In terms of potholes, in terms of deadly
insects and animals, I used to run ahead of a supervisor and evaluate them and clear the way for a supervisor Allahu Allah. They love Drosophila so much.
They loved him more than themselves. These were the Sahaba is one like the highly mature mind. How can you deny today how can we claim that we love Rasulullah salallahu alayhi wasallam more than the Sahaba at times we do certain things, claiming that we are doing it out of the love of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. When we go back to the Sahaba Regatta, Allah Allah image mine, we see clearly we see clearly that the Sahaba were never involved in such acts.
So if the Sahaba were not upon those acts, they are clearly deemed as innovations. And we have the words of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that every newly invented matter is a misguidance.
Bakula? Allah Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah Tina, every innovation is a misguidance and every misguidance is in the blazing Inferno of Johanna May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us all from the blazing fire of Johanna I mean,
so very clearly Mr. Mohammed Mohammed, he starts off his treatise by saying,
hold fast to that which the Sahaba is one litre Allah Allah Himeji marine were upon and hold fast in terms of following them. We have another statement of Abdullah bin Massaro de la Juan, let me mention that inshallah Allah will rip off the photon. He states very clearly and very strongly. Mankind ama stenden finnieston Navy Marine Corps demands if you want to follow someone, if you want to take someone as a role model, take those who have passed away.
Take role models from those who have passed away for in the high latitude manual in fitna because those who are leaving those who are amidst us, you may see certain individuals very great individuals amidst your seconds. But then again, they are alive and they are not free from fitna. They are not free from the traps of chiffon until an individual passes away believing in Allah and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we don't know what may happen towards the latter stages May Allah azza wa jal make us all die upon that which is correct and upright. I mean,
so if you want to follow someone, if you want to take someone as a role model, take someone who has passed away and he had to live in Missouri to the long run. Then clearly state law was horrible Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and they are the companions of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is obviously the role model of all role models was none other than Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he is the pinnacle. He is an exemplary role model. We're supposed to follow him after him. sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they are the Sahaba Allah Allah.
And then Abdullah bin Mr. Udo de la Juan. He went on to say, can
they were the best of this nation. The Sahaba gone like that Allah Himeji marine. Can we have gone ahead? hilma our Barbara hakuba they were pure in terms of their hearts, their hearts were free. Their hearts were innocent. Their hearts were so pure. And our mocha, mocha ilma and they were firmly grounded in terms of knowledge. They were firmly grounded in terms of the knowledge of the Quran and the Sunnah of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, because their teacher, there was there, there was none other than Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa and even
today, you and I, perhaps we are students of a particular shape. Obviously we are all students have a particular shape. I studied under someone perhaps you have studied under someone. So naturally we look up to that individual. We tend to follow that individual. We respect that individual, we honor that individual and we love that individual because he is from our Masha, may Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive the sins of our Messiah and grant them the highest ranks in gender. I mean,
we all respect our teachers, and who was the teacher of the Sahaba Regatta, Allah Allah
who was their teacher, the teacher was none other than the best of all teachers, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa they loved him so much, they respected him so much. And in terms of the of the teachings, he taught them the very best is no doubt in the teachings of Mohammed Salah while everybody was selling whenever they had a doubt
In regard to a certain matter or a certain issue, they used to run to a supervisor a long while ago and he was lm and he used to clarify matters for them in a very beautiful way. And Allahu Allahu Allah said
today sadly, because of certain petty issues, small differences of opinions, we tend to start bickering amongst ourselves. We tend to start fighting amongst ourselves. It's so sad, the room of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we have so much of potential within us if we will only to unite and work towards a great legacy we can, but sadly, we have fragmented ourselves into tiny pieces and we start fighting amongst ourselves. And this fighting we never ever saw during the times of the righteous cellfina soil. We didn't see him even humble rahima hula fighting with the mama Shafi Rahim Allah we never saw a mama Shafi fighting with him and Malik Rahim Allah, they disagreed,
yes, there were many matters where they disagreed, but they disagreed respectively
in a very honorable manner. And this difference of opinion did not start during the times of the scholars rahima Humala this started during the time of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam we have the famous incident of bunu kurata Banu coryza was a Jewish tribe during the Battle of hon duck. I'm sure most of you must be aware in regard to the Battle of conduct a supervisor along while you it was lm he ordered that deep trenches should be dug in front of Medina. This was the idea of Selma in the Persian salmonella piracy. They dug trenches, deep trenches in front of Medina, so Medina's front was secure, but the back of Medina was open. So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam had an
agreement with a Jewish tribe. They struck an agreement he said Allahu Allah value SLM came to an agreement with them that they would protect the back of Medina. This agreement they betrayed your supervisor Allahu Allahu alayhi wa sallam, they breached this agreement, and they allowed enemies to enter from within, to infiltrate from within.
So after the battle Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam sends a group of Sahaba to Banu Cora, because by no Pereda, they were fearing because they had breached the agreement, they they fortify themselves within a fortress and refuse to come out. So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam sent a group of the Sahaba to talk terms with them. And he very clearly instructed this group of Sahaba praise Allah colossal at Banu Corrado, look at the statement of why somebody prays rasa very clearly pray for Allah Azza at bonagura.
Halfway through the journey, the time for Salah crecer enters and they were about to miss Salatu rasa in the sense the time for slaughter acid was running short was coming to an end.
So now, that particular group divided into two, not literally in terms of a difference of opinion. One group said Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam very clearly stated that we are supposed to pray salat wa salam ala. So come what may we are going to go to Korea and press rasa.
The other group they said what Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam meant was that we are supposed to hasten and make it for Salah kalasa at Banu kureta but here we are, we're only halfway and the time for Surat rasa has come about in as far as I can tell me Nikita makuta Indeed, Allah has been prescribed upon the believers that appointed times they don't have to miss Sora there's a stop and let us press rasa and continue. One group stopped and pray the other group went and prayed at Bonnaroo Florida after they got back look difference of opinion but they did not divine. They did not fight with one another. They went to buy new coryza and they executed by a supervisor Allahu
alayhi wa sallam wanted them to do they obey the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam but in this regard, they differ. When they came back, they refer to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And just imagine trying to guess what was totaliser Allahu alayhi wa sallam might have said, Do you think that he said no Group A is correct goobies wrong. Group B is wrong Group A is correct. Now, both of you have done what is right. In terms of your own heart in terms of your own reasoning. Both of you, both of the groups have done what is right. So this is a difference of opinion. And we see so many differences of opinion amongst the Sahaba I mean, the the the IMA I mean the the great
scholars of the millennium. But today, we at times we don't have knowledge, but we tend to say oh this scholar is wrong. That scholar is right. We tend to go fatwa shopping, we want to make something halaal we go to scholar he says it's haram we go to scholar baby if he says it's haram we go c d e f g h i j k l m n until we make it hard on and perhaps when scholar
X or Y made it halaal we start to talk bad about a to y all of them are wrong. Only this scholar Mashallah. He is proper because he made it harder for me. The others are all wrong. They are Pongala sometimes he did very erroneous statements malice behind him attack
To help us to control our tongues I mean,
so it all boils down to following the teachings of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam following that which the Sahaba did monolight Allah Allah Himeji mine were upon my dear respected elders and brothers in Islam, famous narration of Saudi Arabia long line. He states that once was utilized a lot of highly valuable celem he delivered a sermon, he delivered a sermon, a sermon so powerful that our hearts were trembling and tears started to flow. We looked at Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam he said Yasuda, LA, it looks as if this is a fabulous sermon, please advise us and also realize that along while you already were Selim gave them some powerful pieces of advice, and from
those pieces of advice was that whole fast along the lines of these words, hold fast to that which the righteous qualify upon holdfast innocence bite on to eight with your back molar teeth. Look at the words of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. When you hold on to something with your back molar teeth with the teeth at the back, can you pull that thing out of your mouth, you're holding on to it you're crunching you're biting on it's so hard that you can't take it out, hold on to that which the whole of Russia upon which your back molar tea, because you will see a lot of different people to have said you will see a lot of different a lot of difference of opinion, but hold fast to
that which the whole of Russia do upon in another howdy foodwise Allahu alayhi wa sallam his report to have said along the lines of these words, that my alma will divide into harmony 673 sects, 73 factions, and then the Sahaba de la Marine, they asked Allahu Allah, and he was silent as to which faction because of all of the 73, who lies a lot so the majority say from all of the 7372 will be in the fire of jahannam. Only one, felucca will be Nigeria, only one will be saved only one faction. So the Sahaba very quickly asked to supervise Allahu alayhi wa sallam jasola which faction is this faction you're talking about? And he said a lot while it was said him said along the lines of these
words, it is the faction that is born, my sooner The sooner the Sahaba gone like mine
So why are we deviating? Why are we going away from the sooner Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam? Why is our belief system being contaminated? with things that oppose the teachings of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, my dear respected elders and brothers in Islam, please let us get our priorities straight. Let us seek knowledge, knowledge, you have to seek it. Our religion is a knowledge based religion. You can't get away without seeking knowledge. You can't say oh, I've read a few books. I've read a few articles. This is in our form, you can surprise yourself with that. And today we live in an era where there are so many opportunities for you to seek knowledge. There are
workshops being held, there are courses being conducted, there are videos online, there are books online, there are even courses held online, you don't even have to leave your home.
There are perhaps scholars working very hard within your communities within your societies within your massage. And they are trying their level best to disseminate knowledge. But how can a scholar disseminate knowledge if there aren't any students? We are all students of knowledge. None of us can claim to say that, Oh, I'm a scholar. Now. I don't have to seek any more knowledge. I am the Grand Mufti of the country. I don't have to seek knowledge. No, it is a gradual process. We all have to keep seeking knowledge we have to beautify and perfect our relationship with Allah in terms of our ibadah in terms of everything that we do.
We can't remain in the dark, many of us are just groping in the dark, it is incumbent upon us to seek knowledge.
So let us all firmly intend to use the resources that we have at our disposal to use the tools that we have at our disposal to learn that which is correct to learn the authentic teachings of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam to learn the authentic teachings of Islam and to and to stay away from innovations to stay away from deviating from the correct path. May Allah subhanho wa Taala open the dose of understanding for all of us, many Azerbaijan instill in our hearts the zeal to seek that which is correct in upright me he helped us to understand that which is correct and upright. me he helped us to stay away from all innovations made he helped us to stay away from the paths that lead
to miss guidance and many Azerbaijan forgive our sins and just as how he united us in this particular message. During this rainy Friday May unite us in the gardens of Genoa with our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Meanwhile, hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen