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Justice and peace are the two sides of the same coin
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I comments by praising Allah subhanho wa Taala I asked him the Lord of all words the exalted to shower his choices to blessings and salutations upon the final apostle, our beloved messenger 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
my dear respected elders and brothers in Islam. First and foremost, I remind myself, I enjoined upon myself and then all of you all present here, and this must it and those who may listen to the recording later on, to bring in a life of taqwa. And that is to be conscious of Allah subhanho wa Taala, to be conscious of our maker, the one who created us during every single second of our lives, and that is if we wish to attain success and victory in this world as well as the hereafter. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us all from the people of taqwa and may He make us from the victorious and successful ones. I mean,
inshallah, to Allah for today's sermon, I would like to touch on a few insights in regards to a powerful AI in the Nobel for this AI is in the 16th chapter, sort of tuna, Hell is number 90, the chapter the B, sort of tuna Hell is number 90.
Allah subhanho wa Taala he says in the Quran, in this particular chapter, I am number 90 in a long movie night anyone eat
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Indeed, Allah subhanho wa Taala he commands you in regards to three things and he prohibits you in regards to three things. Now, what are the three things that he commands you towards? What are the three things that he prohibits you the three things that he commands you towards Aladdin, a lesson, and either either Cordoba so Allah subhanho wa Taala commands us towards either justice, Allah subhanho wa Taala commands us towards a sun which is to strive for excellence, to strive for excellence in whatever we may do. And he also commands us towards etha EDL Korba to be generous with our relatives.
When an infection you will move very well Bobby, and Allah prohibits us from fascia in morality in decency, a law prohibits us from munkar evil conduct, bad deeds, bad conduct, and a law also prohibits us from body which is to indulge in oppression and tyranny in oppressing the other creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala and then I'll caps off the ayah by saying it openly Allah come to the Quran that Allah admonishes you all, he the almighty admonishes you all, he reminds you all he enjoins upon you all Allah come to the Quran, so that you become from those who remember. So that you become from those who remember.
Now, this ayah is that I am sure as I read, you might relate to it because it is an ayah that the the the preachers on Fridays, they generally read it towards the end of their sermons and this practice began during the time of the Great Leader Omar bin Abdulaziz or of him a whole lot. He used to read it towards the end of every one of his sermons. And then it became a practice a tradition amongst the scholars from that day onwards, where they would read it towards the end of the sermon and that is why you hear scholars you hear preachers on Fridays towards the end of the sermon this ayah is read. As a reminder, this is a very powerful as
Pretty much rude or the one who he is of the opinion that this is this ayah in and of itself encompasses the entirety of the deen the entirety of Islam because it is such a powerful idea. It is such a powerful idea that the deen is established upon this particular IRA. Allah commands us towards three things, and he prohibits us from three things.
Now, when you go into the books of Tafseer, in regards to this ayah we have a hadith that has been recorded in the book of Imam Al Bukhari at the bottom of fraud, where even abis are the other one who if I'm not mistaken, he makes mention of the Hadith he says that one day and the narration goes along the lines of these with these words, the prophet said a long while he when he was Selim was seated, and man, even mother own.
He passes by rhodiola one when he passes by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And at that point, he had not embraced Islam, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he sees him and he says, Why don't you come and sit by me? Why don't you come and sit with me? Today, Charles man agrees and he goes and sits with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Now they were having a conversation, and then suddenly the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasalam in the midst of the conversation, he looks up to the heavens, he looks up to the heavens, momentarily. In the sense it seemed, it seemed as if the Prophet was distracted at that point away from the conversation that he was having with this
individual. So after a while, when the Prophet you know, started to converse again with him, he asks the Prophet sallallahu sallam, yeah, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
I observed something strange. Now, this was strange, because he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was an individual.
When he would talk to someone, or if someone would address him, then that was from his good conduct from his good qualities, he would give his full attention towards that individual. You know, at times, when we're busy when we're distracted, we tend to you know, only half heartedly listen to individuals we don't. And today because we live in such a distraction filled world, at times, we are conversing to someone whilst we are in our mobile phones. At times we go to spend time with our family. Yes, maybe we go out for a dinner or whatever it is spending time with your children and your son is telling you something and even I am guilty of it. May Allah save as well. We tend to be
on our gadgets and devices and they listen to the Yeah, you know what happened in school? Okay, okay. Okay. It's just that half hearted attention that we give our children, our spouses or family members, and some of us even our parents, our fathers and mothers of our mother. Our mothers are talking to us and we are busy, you know, fiddling with our mobile phones. I think once it was mentioned that the professor along while you were you were selling was talking to an individual and he kept glancing at his ring, in the sense his his ring, his ring was distracting him in the conversation. And he kept looking at the ring looking at the ring, until at one point he said, You
know what, this ring is distracting me and he removed the ring, kept it aside and then went on with the conversation.
So coming back to that earlier narration. It was immediately noticed because the Prophet looked up to the heavens. So this man said,
Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I noticed something strange. You were distracted or you looked up towards the heavens, what happened?
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam then said,
a messenger came to me, ie jabril la Surat wasallam he came to me with revelation with something he came to me with a message. Then this man is man when mother own he asks the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, what did he come to you with? Then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam read this ayah in La Jolla, Marbella. delhivery sunniva eata is the corba vaiana annual fascia evil mo curry walburg
la la quinta de karoun, that Indeed Allah commands you towards three things, he prohibits you from three things and Allah admonishes you, Allah reminds you so that you become from those who are reminded, no sooner he reads the ayah this individual says at that point, that was the point when he man penetrated into my heart and took firm hold in my heart and I loved Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Now, why is this ayah so important?
What do the books have seen? What do the scholars have seen? have to say in regards to this if
you see our maker Allah Subhana Horta, Allah does not command his creation in regards to anything
or something unless he as Virgil encompasses it entirely. In other words, unless he does it in his own capacity,
Ye Allah subhanho wa Taala does not commanded or expected from his creation. For example, we are commanded to be merciful. Our Prophet was a prophet of mercy of Seneca ilaha illa Allah mean, so we are commanded to be merciful. And Allah who are hammer Rahimi, He is the Most Merciful. He is the Most Merciful, you know of the day that he is so many more times more merciful unto His creation than our own mothers, and that he has divided his mercy into so many parts and it is only one part that has been sent to this world. And it is true that part that mothers show love to their children, you have animals showing love to their young you have spouses showing love towards one another. You
have the creation showing love towards one another with that one part was Allah has really reserved the remaining 99 parts for himself for the day of the AMA.
Allah subhana wa Jalla he prohibits us from oppression boom.
And before prohibiting us He has made it haram upon himself. He says in the Hadith good to see in the Haram to Roma, LA, that Lola I have made lolium I have made oppression prohibited upon myself. In the sense, Allah commands you towards justice because he is the most just and you will not face injustice in the court of Allah subhanho wa Taala you will not face oppression, tyranny in the code of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
So that's point number one, that Allah subhanho wa Taala only commands us towards something that he fully encompasses, and it is expected from us. Now how do we adhere to this ayah if you look at the three components that we are supposed to bring into our lives laddle lesson and eat a little corba Let's start off with the other lesson. What's the difference between agile between justice and
agile is translated as Justice, a son is excellence. So this can be implemented in a number of ways you have facets here, you start off with being just in regards to your relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala. So you have cocoppa law. And then you have for Coco arriba, which is something well known. You have the rights of Allah that you have to protect that you have to adhere, you can't you can't transgress the limits of Allah. And then likewise, we have the rights of the creation that you have to protect, you have to adhere you can't transgress and oppress the creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So to start off with the rights of Allah subhanho wa Taala, you have two levels,
you have adult and then you have a son. So scholars explain that the least, that the least or the first level,
in terms of being just with Allah, in terms of being just with the rights of Allah, and and listen to this attentively, is to maintain consistency.
In regards to your spirituality, be it in public or private.
To maintain consistency that is justice. So when you are in public, when you are in front of the people, you behave a certain way with Allah subhanho wa Taala as in your Salah, is of a certain quality. Your reading of the Quran is of a certain quality, very melodious, very beautiful. Your Salah is full of attentiveness full of Hulu and Hulu, the way you conduct yourself in front of people. But are you the same when you are in private?
Is your Salah the same and you are in private? Is your reading of the Quran the same man you are in private? If it is not, then that is hypocrisy. naifa one picture outside and another picture inside. You show yourself as very righteous in front of people. But whilst you are not so in private, that is not justice. So the least the least is to maintain consistency in your public life and private life
and a level higher his son in law Yamato boliden will
indeed Allah subhanho wa Taala commands you towards either under the sun, sun is to strive for excellence. So how do we interpret this sun son if you incorporate a son, you strive to be better in your private life than in your public life. Let's say your Salah has a certain or certain dimensions of quality when you are in the public let's say in MSG, that means the congregation with the crowd, Miss people when you are in private, your Salah needs to be so much more enhanced. So much more righteous. Your your charity let's say when it is done in front of people it is of a certain quality
But in private, your charity needs to be enhanced. It needs to be more than what you do in public. This is a son and and this is why we have the definition of a son in the in the famous hadith of gibreel jabril Allah to Islam comes in the guise of a human being and he asked the Prophet sallallahu Sallam or Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam Tell me about it son, and the Prophet sallallahu Sallam responded axon is an taboo de la haka, Anna Katara. For inlanta counteroffer in New York, a son is to worship Allah, as if you can see him and even if you cannot see him know that Allah definitely sees you whether you are an N in explanation whether you are in public or in
private, Allah Cesar was where he Allah sees us in the in the private chambers of our homes and dwellings. Allah sees us It can mean the darkness of the night, the pitch black darkness of the night, Allah sees us. So at Sun is to strive for excellence. Now this is in regards to the relationship of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Likewise, in regards to the creation of Allah subhana wa Tada, you strive to be just with the creation of Allah azza wa jal and then the next level is where you strive for excellence in regards to the creation of Allah subhana wa Tada. So, how is this applied?
You see the case of for example, retribution,
where the Quran and the Sunnah teaches us when you have laws pertaining to the eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth.
You see, when you look at it from a
sense of Scripture,
the eye for an eye ruling is recorded in the scriptures of musala. His Salatu was Salam.
in the Old Testament of the Bible,
in Exodus, that if there is serious injury done towards an individual, they let there be an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, a hand for a hand foot for a foot burn for a burn, it goes on retribution. But on the other hand, when you look at the New Testament, in Matthew, it has been recorded the concept of turning the other cheek. So according to them, Jesus Allah serratos Ramiz report to have said, Whoever shall smite be on die, right shake, then turn to him your left cheek so that he may hit you back on the left cheek. So there is this big debate. Okay. theological, philosophical and from a religious perspective. Okay, which one do we follow? Is it retribution? Or
is it turning the other cheek, but Islam is a balanced religion. So Islam is a moderate religion and a balanced religion. So what Islam teaches is that an individual needs to be given the right of retribution, he shouldn't be pressured, he or she shouldn't be pressured the right for retribution needs to be given to the individual where he has the choice to take an eye for an eye, through the through the law of the place where he lives, okay, through the system in a legal way, he needs to be given the choice, but what needs to be promoted is a son. So either the first either needs to be given.
You see in many places today what is happening is I'll come back to this point is that when a party is weak, when a when a when a group is weak,
under the pretext of peace or maintaining peace, the rights are stripped away, and they are silenced. Saying, to maintain peace, your rights need to be taken away, your rights need to be stripped away. Look at the bigger picture. And for the sake of peace, your rights need to be taken away. Know, as they say justice and peace are two sides of the same coin.
Justice and Peace are two sides of the same coin. Now coming back to retribution. Islam teaches us that the individual needs to be given the choice, but what needs to be promoted is forgiveness. What needs to be promoted his excellence as an individual is given the choice but he chooses to forgive that individual forgive the criminal forgive the wrongdoer.
This is what is taught. But it is not that you be silent in the face of oppression. You be silent in the face of tyranny. No, through the law, through your legal rights, through the legal rights that have been placed over you. You make sure that you get your rights. You shouldn't remain quiet in the face of oppression. We have quotes being shared with us
One individual is reputed to have said our lives begin to end, the day we become silent about the things that matter.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter, the ultimate tragedy. The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression is not the cruelty done by the bad people. But it is the silence over the oppression and the cruelty put forth by the good people.
So as as believers, as Muslims, you see, when you look at justice, when you look at it, son, we need to be law abiding citizens. We need to respect the country that we live in. We need to respect our community, we need to respect the people of other faiths that are living with us the other communities, we need to respect our neighbors.
Be the Muslims or non Muslims? Because what does what does the How does the professor along Oliver SLM, say, Muslim, the definition of a Muslim man Solomon, NASA melissani.
A Muslim is an individual whom others are safe from this individuals harm through his tongue or his limbs. A Muslim is not an individual who harms others be it with his tongue, or his limbs. And today, it can be in the form of spewing hate through comments, through messages through voice recordings, whatever it may be a Muslim, a believer is an individual who adheres to a very high standard of justice and excellence. But that doesn't mean we remain quiet in the face of oppression. If we are being oppressed, then through the system in a legal way, we need to be able to protect our rights, protect our rights, if you look at our ancestors, people of the past with a lot of
difficulty, through legal channels, through legal. See, the thing is we have to introspect a lot. There's so much to correct within ourselves, each and every single individual. We have to correct ourselves and as a community, we need to do a lot of introspection, simultaneously protecting our eyes and this is why if I'm not mistaken for dailyburn yachad Rahim Allah is reported to have said that when it comes to my Vicar
when it comes to me remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala you know, making the vicar, remembering Allah, glorifying all your tests be of Allah, I give priority to is still far. I give priority to is still far over glorification in the sense I start off with is too far. And then go on to glorify, go on to glorification. Basically go on to glorify our by you know, to thank Allah praise Allah glorify Allah, you know, just be tempted all of this I first prioritize so far. And then it goes on to explain why. He says if a dress if your clothing is stained, if it is dirty, what is the point of beautifying and adorning your clothing, if it is dirty, what you first need to do is wash it, clean
it, remove the stains, so that is what is the father's. First we cleanse ourselves we introspect and cleanse This is at an individual individualistic level, we cleanse ourselves and then we go on to beautify and adorn ourselves with praising Allah, glorifying Allah and thanking Allah, likewise is a community.
There is no point in beautifying and adornment, when there is so much of oppression, tyranny and injustice. We need to work in a constructive way. Because you have people at different levels, you have intellectuals, you have leaders, community leaders, you have intellectuals, you have the corporate sector, you have the business sector, we can all work hand in hand to make sure that injustice is removed, oppression is removed, tyranny is removed.
Because as they say, the definition of peace, through peace is not merely the absence of tension,
through peace troupis is not merely the absence of tension, it is the presence of justice, Justice needs to prevail, and we need to work hard towards that justice. If there are criminals within us we need to uproot them, we need to put them out. But we need to work towards justice as believers as Muslims because this is this is why ebrima sorrows rhodiola one who said that the deen of Allah is established on this ayah Marbella idol, well son, these are very high standards that we need to work towards we need to hold ourselves towards and we need to stay away from fascia in morality, indecency be that in public or private monger
because the word wrap of the sermon sermon I need to finish the defense
Moncure is evil deeds, that conduct that is done in a boisterous and proud way. We have some people who indulge in bad and boast about it. They're proud about it they put it up on their social media the so proud about it, for sure can be translated as Allah says in the Mahabharata be alpha Mahara, mean Hama baton, you have for our hedge that is done in public and in private, that is something that we need to stay away from. And likewise, longer bad deeds, evil deeds, as believers as a community, we need to stay away from oppression and bulky oppression tyranny, we need to stay away from this we cannot harm one another. We cannot harm the creation of a lobby cannot harm our
neighbors, we are in the process of building bridges, building lovely relationships. This is what the Quran This is what the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi. wasallam teaches us to respect one another, to respect the environment around you to respect the trees around you to respect the animals around you even let it be a dog. You respect the dog, you treat it? Well. You don't harm it. This is what Islam teaches us. We're not even supposed to stone a dog.
We're not even you see, there's one report of a scholar, his son, I don't recall his name. The elderly scholar was inside the house. The his son is was also a student of knowledge. A dog enters a dog enters their compound. And this man says, you know in disgust, he says she and he chases it away, you know, get away we know in disgust. The father tells him that you have wronged yourself in regards to the creation of Allah, Allahu Akbar, to even look down upon a dog. This is what Islam teaches us.
And this is what we need to show the others. This is what we need to show the world
that we respond to evil, we respond to hatred, we respond to bigotry, we respond to oppression in a very beautiful and high way. We don't stoop low, we don't go down to that level. Now, that is not the case with believers at an from an individualistic point of view, or from a community point of view.
So I hope that this reminder was of benefit. And I conclude with one final reminder as a separate tangent.
Don't turn away from
my dear brothers in Islam
is the most powerful tool that has been given to us by Allah subhanho wa Taala had to change so many things. Yes, of course, Allah says with the difficulty comes ease. Allah says after difficulty comes in a mile or three you struggle with the difficulty comes ease, Sergio de la vida. Nusra, after difficulty Allah will bring about eels. And we are also taught to remember Allah in ease and in hardship and not only in hardship. So we may have been a people where we forgot about Allah in ease when Allah open doors of prosperity for us, when there was abundance in our economy, when there was goodness, everywhere, when there was stability, safety and security, perhaps they forgot about
Allah. And now we're being tested. So we need to remember Allah, and the most beautiful way is through the law. And I've been, you know, spreading this, as much as possible. You know, when it comes to the law, most of us we understand the importance of the hour, but our hours are very ad hoc.
As in, we're doing it in a monotonous way, for the sake of doing we raise our hands and we make,
we don't spend time to compose our doors. Let me give you an example. If you were given the opportunity to make a request to someone higher up, high official, an important person, a powerful person in anything, be the individual, your boss, your employer, the leader of a community, the radio leader of a country, if you were given the opportunity to write a letter of request to that individual, would you just grab a piece of paper, a pencil and just jot down a memo or a note and send it to that individual? You wouldn't, you would at times even refer to certain individuals, you would sit down and compose this letter in a beautiful way using appropriate words to make sure that
the letter has the desired effect, so that you are able to achieve what you want to achieve. So here you are sending a request to Allah. Don't you think you should spend time to compose your dough as well, where you sit down and think what do what what what do I want? What do I really want? And then compose the UI in a beautiful way. Don't you think? You should study about that, that there are special timings where the eyes are going to be answered by Allah? Do you know that when it rains your do as are answered by Allah, do you know that there is a special timing on Friday known as sacristy? Java some scholars are of the opinion that is is just before the hottie.
On the member, some scholars have the opinion that it is the time and the Hatim sits in between the two sermons that small window that is the time and you need to make that there are there are some scholars who say that it is lost it is the last hour of Friday one hour before
mongering then there are others who say okay, so which opinion Am I to follow? Why don't you follow all the opinions? Why don't you grab all the windows? What if you do are coincides with the right window and your two eyes answered by Allah subhana wa dialler how beautiful Subhana Allah
just as how things changed, just as how things can change overnight from good to bad. And we
you know, we can really relate to that. Okay.
We know how things change from good to bad overnight. Things can change from bad to good to overnight in the hands of Allah however, of course a labella so the reminder My dear brothers in Islam is Friday, the best day of the week you seated in it, it is raining, rainy season we pray that Allah makes the rain a positive rain and that our country is not harmed in any way through the rain, but seize the opportunity when it rains to make dua seize the opportunity on Friday to make as much as possible. Seek seize the opportunity between the ASEAN and the iqama your advisor answered by Allah seize the opportunity during the last third of the night to do as are answered by Oba seize
the opportunity when you are Institute because it is the most closes posture and to a lot to make da these are all beautiful timings and places to make do it will be answered your petition your request is going to the Lord of all worlds.
And at the most even if you don't have time to compose My dear brothers in Islam, make this dua robina dunia hacer una orfila hora de hacer una una de banda a concise to our you're asking Allah Allah give us a good life in this world a good life that entails a good house a good spouse, good family good social status peace security, stability, good economy, good source of income, good position all of it. A good vehicle all of it. Or philanthropy Hassan and a good life in the hereafter the pleasure of Allah Jana and all the pleasures of gender work in either not on a security cover or law save us from the fire of Johanna beautiful they are taught to us by the
prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So my dear brothers in Islamic conclude let us strive to be good Muslims strive to be just individuals that are strive to be individuals who strive towards excellence excellence that has street the creation of Allah with respect, it has treat one another with respect it has treat our neighbors with respect it has treat other people of other faiths with respect and nobility let us not harm any creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala through our tongues or our limbs or in today's context, even by typing or whatever it may be. It does not harm anybody in any way.
May Allah Subhana horns Allah help us to become believers of that nature. With that, I conclude May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive our sins. May Allah subhana wa Jalla bless us and help us as a community. Man I love bringing about peace, stability and justice in our country. May Allah subhanahu wa taala help our country to move away from these dark times. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect our youth. May Allah subhanahu wa taala protect our youth from becoming radicalized. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect of a community from going to either one of the two extremes. May Allah help us to be moderate and balanced as a nation. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us to adhere
to the teachings of the Quran, the Sunnah and the pious scholars of the past. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless each and every one of us may Allah protect our wealth, may Allah protect our sources of income, may Allah protect our children may Allah protect the future generations of this country. May Allah protect our properties May Allah protect our assets May Allah protect our masajid May Allah protect our learning centers May Allah protect our Institute's May Allah protect our organizations, may Allah protect everything that belongs to us. And may Allah help this entire country to unite upon peace, justice, security and stability. mela mela read racism hatred and bigotry from our ranks
and our our citizens and May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us to move from strength to strength. May Allah bless us to become shining examples for others. And just as how he unitrust here in this message may unite us in the beautiful gardens of gender with our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa alayhi wa sallam, and may He bless us to drink from the house from the fountain. Why are the blessed hands of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa alayhi wa sallam I mean I mean we're headed our way and Al Hamdulillah
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