Channel: Muiz Bukhary
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salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu wa Sallim wa ala Shafi them via email more serene. a beginner Habib in our karate ioannina Mohammed bin Abdullah
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I commenced by praising Allah subhanho wa Taala I asked him the almighty the Lord of all words the exalted to shower his choices of blessings and salutations. Upon the final messenger, 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 Santa Maria respected elders and brothers in Islam. First and foremost, I remind myself I enjoin upon myself and then all of you all present here to adopt a life of taqwa. And that is to be conscious of your maker of Allah subhanho wa Taala during every single second of your lives, if you wish to attain success, if you
wish to attain victory in this world as well as the hereafter May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us all from the people of Davao and maybe make us from the victorious and successful ones. I mean.
The Hadith has been recorded in the book of Imam Bukhari and Imam Muslim Rahim Allah, the son of Omar or the Alon one Abdullah
Abdullah bin aroma of the along line Houma. He mentions in the narration goes along the lines of these words, one day we will all seated with the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa said in the companions were with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and bear in mind that our beloved of the lung one the son of the loved one, he was a young boy. He was a young individual and he's the one narrating this. He says, we will all be the prophets of Allah while he when he was 11. When the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he asks us,
there is a tree, from the trees, its leaves do not wither it leaves leaves don't fall and die. And this tree is like a Muslim. Can you all try to guess as to which tree This is? Now the Sahaba we had senior companions of the Prophet, Mr. O'Mara. The last one was in the gathering, and there were other companions. They were putting forth different suggestions. They were mentioning trees of the desert, trees of the wild trees of the wilderness. They were mentioning different trees, but none of them were getting it right. In the sense the Prophet sallallahu Sallam kept saying, No, no, that's not the one that's not the one that Abdullah Rama rhodiola. One he tells himself quietly, it is the
date palm tree, it is the date palm tree, but he was hesitant due to his young age, and due to the respect that he had for the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam the respect that he had for the other companions, he did not want to jump in front and answer the question because of the respect that he had.
Finally, the companions look at the prophet and say, kindly tell us which trees and then the proper set alarm while you send them the response. It is the date palm tree, it is the date palm tree. Now on the way back out of the alarm one and his son, they're going home, his son, in this Abdullah hotel, it says his father, or my father, will lie By Allah, I knew the answer. It was on the tip of my tongue. I even said it to myself that it is the date palm tree, but I was hesitant to, you know, put it forward due to the respect that I had towards the promise of Allah phillium towards that particular gathering, Amaro the llama who looks at his son and he says, Well, lucky if you had
answered, that answer would have been dear to me more beloved to me than this world and all it contains even the last Kalani Rahim Allah, He commenced in regards to this particular hobbies and he says, the drama of the last one, he looked at this world in a very trifle way, this world in life was so insignificant to him, that a good world can imagine Toshiba a good word was better for him than this entire world and all it contains. And he also goes on to say that this illustrates and shows the happiness and the joy a father should have been his son comes forward with good and beneficial knowledge. Now coming back to the Heidi,
if you look at the Hadith, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he has this beautiful way of illustrating things to his companions. And here in this Hadith, he uses a parable. He uses an example and he likens the Muslim he likens the believer to a date
palm tree. Now the Hadeeth allows us to investigate the date palm tree, the characteristics and qualities of a date palm tree in a move to implement those characteristics to implement those attributes in our lives. And that's what I hope to do in the few minutes that I have with you all in Sharma. Number one. Oh, and by the way, there's a famous scholar of the past, Mr. mamula. He mentions in his book with Thai food that is almost around, I think 1010 benefits that he has deduced through this Heidi, in other words, 10 ways, he compares a Muslim to a date palm tree. Now obviously, due to the brevity of time, I can't go into all 10. But I'll try to mention a few
inshallah. Number one, a date palm tree generally takes around four to eight years to properly grow and start bearing fruit. And in that period, four to eight years, it puts out very, very strong roots, because it grows in very challenging conditions. So it puts strong roots indicating that there is this organic growth with very strong roots at its base. Likewise, we Muslims, we need to grow organically in terms of our spiritual growth. In terms of our knowledge, the more knowledge you have, again, organically your roots start to take the firm root in the ground. So nothing shakes you in terms of your principles in terms of your faith, in terms of the trust that you have in Allah
subhanho, wa Taala, your torquil all of this has taken strong who just like a date palm tree, so that's benefit number one. Benefit number two is that once it crosses that period, it starts to give out fruit and its throat is one of the best fruits or types of fruits that you can find in this world today. It's identified as a superfood
and the fruits are so beneficial, that you have different types of dates. The dates are beneficial when they arrived. The dates are beneficial when they are dry. And the entire tree is of benefit the roots are used for medicinal purposes, the trunk is used for shelter in the form of wood, the palm the leaves are used in the form of shelter again maybe perhaps for a roof domestic of the profits that allow it very very seldom its roof consisted of date palm leaves.
So the entire tree is of benefit even
is known as
heart of the palm you can read about it. It's a type of a they consider it to be a vegetable, it's rich in so many nutrients in zinc and potassium in calcium in in different types of vitamins like B, two B six vitamin C, it's full of all these nutrients, the heart of the trunk of the tree, you cut it and it's pure white, pure white. Now what's the comparison a believer I mean needs to be benefiting people around him in terms of the fruits just like just like the fruits that that a palm tree gives out. You give out your fruits. And every part of you should be of benefit. Every part of you even after the day palm tree dies it is of benefits of Panama. Likewise a movement a Muslim even
after his death. He has to go on benefiting through his legacy and this is a wake up call focus on your legacies. What are you leaving behind?
What is going to benefit after you have gone? Look at the scholars of the past we still mentioned Look, I'm giving you teachings from Mr. Mohammed Allah who passed away centuries ago and yet people are benefiting yet people are getting closer to Allah through his teachings Subhana Allah look at the legacy. A great function even after his death is benefiting people through the fruits of knowledge.
Another benefit that can be deduced is that dead palm trees don't grow in the middle of forests. As you all know, they grow in the middle of a desert. So in other words, they don't need a forest to grow. So a believer, a Muslim,
he has to be resourceful in and of himself. Where you need to look deep within you, you will find so much of potential unleashed talent, limitless potential, identify your talents, harness your abilities, harness your strengths, and look towards benefiting yourself, nourish yourself and also help others around you. This is a date palm tree. It grows in the middle of a desert and it benefits people around them. And the red palm tree is known to be one of the most patient of trees.
Because it lives it basically exists in very challenging conditions and the desert means blowed but it also
firmly with patience. So a believer is patient in the face of trials, in the face of challenges in the face of adversity. Allah is going to put you through challenges. That's the whole purpose of this life.
And if you're being put through challenges you don't question the decree of Allah subhanho wa Taala. You place your trust in Allah knowing that he is the best dispose of your affairs, he knows what is best for you. And in a way, it's in a move to forgive you of your sins, to prepare you for something greater ahead of you to bless you with a higher rank in this world as well as the next. So this is how a believer looks at life, his perspective just like the day palm tree.
Lastly, my dear brothers in Islam, the date palm tree has this beautiful purpose in regards to its existence. Some of us sadly, we are still looking for that purpose.
As life coaches said,
Don't be a wandering generality. Rather become a meaningful, specific. And we as believers, we have so much meaning to our lives, our purpose, why do we exist, the amount of good that we can do to others for others, this is why we exist. This is what the teachings of the Quran tell us this is what the teachings of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam tell us in every form of anybody's goodness do unto yourself as well as others.
I was talking about the heart of the bomb, the heart of the believer is white, pure and clean just like that, with no toxic thoughts, the believer does not adhere to toxic company barraza good company, he benefits others. So as you can see, this is just a glimpse in regards to the comparison between or rather the parallels between the date pantry and a Muslim and a believer. So inshallah Allah let us intend to apply these beautiful characteristics and attributes in our lives, thereby becoming societies superfood, nourishing ourselves as well as those around us. With that I conclude, I ask Allah Subhana Allah to forgive our sins, to accept our good deeds, to help us to clean our
hearts to help us to stay away from negativity, toxicity, jealousy, anger and hatred. May Allah subhanho wa Taala fill our hearts with beautiful and positive qualities when we think good of others. When we make dua for others, we wish good for others, we pray for others. We're happy due to the success of others. And just as have united received this message may unite us in the gardens of Jenna with our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and may He bless us all to drink from the house from the fountain while the blistered hands of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. I mean I mean was