The Prophetic Way Fostering Harmony through Conflict Resolution
Channel: Muiz Bukhary
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NiFi coolibah ko teamworking Allah Who muscley wa salim Ali he filled me in, in the in Allah Who muscly was selling either he added the color of the hero. Salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh. My dear brothers and sisters, this is my body, and I warmly welcome you to another enriching episode of the Prophet equip series. Today insha Allah Tala, we embark on a timely topic, fostering harmony through conflict resolution insha, Allah Tala, we will learn from the perfect model, the perfect role model, our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, on how he very effectively managed conflicts and how he promoted unity amongst people. I'd like to start off by setting the
stage, let's talk about the importance of harmony in society. You see, wherever there are humans, there's bound to be conflict. Why? It is because we've all been created different like five fingers, we think differently. We like different things. We have different opinions, different views, different takes on matters. What distinguishes us is how we navigate through all of this, how we handle conflicts when they arise. And if you look at it from the psychological angle, scientifically resolving conflicts effectively, this leads to emotional well being and it also enhances interpersonal relationships. Now let's look at the Islamic perspective. You have obviously the
Prophet ik example and one of the narrations that comes to mind at this juncture is where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is reported to have said that the believer is the one from whom people and NAS people are safe in regards to their lives and their wealth. So a Muslim, a believer is a person who navigates through relationships carefully diplomatically. You know, a believer is a person who is careful not to hurt others. A believer is a person who is careful not to break hearts. A believer is a person who strives to foster harmony strives towards establishing unity, and this is easily observed
in the life of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. I'd like to now quickly mention a notable incident or two from the Sierra from the life of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, take the Treaty of Saudi Arabia, a powerful lesson in compromise, the art of compromise, and also a powerful lesson in teaching us how to look towards the larger picture.
To really appreciate the incident, you have to put yourself in the shoes of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the companions and the Sahaba ribuan Allah Allah Allah Germain. Imagine, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the Sahaba fatigued, but hopeful bit hearts brimming full of hope traveling towards Makkah, they had intended to perform our ombre. Now those of you who have performed the umbra, those of you who have performed Hajj, you would relate. You've done your haram, your heart is yearning for Makkah. And as you make your way, you're you're you're full of hope. There's adrenaline, you're looking forward to performing Umrah to visiting the house of Allah. So
they were aiming to perform ombre. But then what happens, the Quraysh stood in their way, tensions were high, the air was thick with anticipation. And here now, a powerful lesson unfolds. And this lesson is one in the art of compromise and agreement was laid out, and it was known as the Treaty of today via the terms at first glance, appeared to be heavily in favor of the Quraysh. So much so that some of the Sahaba even the staunchly faithful like armor of the Allah one found them difficult to accept, but the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he
looked at the bigger picture. He looked beyond the present beyond the immediate he looked at the bigger picture. He took a step back and looked at the bigger picture. He sallallahu alayhi wa sallam knew that this treaty, even with its apparently unfavorable conditions, was a means to peace. It was a gateway to peace. It was going to be a pause in the toxicity in the negativity
In the harm the hostilities that will allow the message of Islam to spread. And so he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam agrees to the terms. And what happened within two years, the Quraysh they broke the treaty. But by that time, Islam had already spread far and wide, much more widely. People were entering into the fold of Islam Subhana Allah in droves, the prophets vision, guided by Divine Wisdom by the help of Allah subhanho wa Taala proved true, the larger picture had indeed been realized. So this teaches us many brothers and sisters, the profound lesson that sometimes and mark my words, sometimes compromise is not a sign of weakness, but a master stroke of wisdom. May Allah
subhanho wa Taala help us all to understand this, I mean,
the next incident that I'd like to share with you all, from the life of the messenger is the event of the of if.
But here we see the messenger navigating a sensitive situation. Those of you who are familiar with the story of the event of if the slander against our beloved mother, Aisha Radi Allahu anha, the beloved wife of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is a powerful story etched in the annals of Islamic history. Again, I need you all to put yourself in the shoes of the Sahaba then picture, the closely knit community of Medina. Suddenly, a wash with whispers with gossip with rumors. What had happened. A grave accusation had been made against Aisha Radi Allahu Allah, a cornerstone of the messengers household of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam household, and by extension the
entire Muslim Ummah, the Muslim community, and the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he found himself at the epicenter of this emotional earthquake. The gravity of the situation was not just a domestic issue, but one that had the potential to literally tear the social fabric of the young Muslim community. But the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. This was something that had been launched against his own wife. Instead of impulsively reacting, the prophet consulted his closest companions, and he weighed his options carefully. He sought the counsel of eyeshadow, the Allah one has parents, and he addressed the community openly, transparently encouraging ethical conduct,
encouraging righteous conduct and piety. And then what happens divine revelation finally comes exonerating our mother Aisha Radi Allahu anha and revealing the falsehoods of the liars of these toxic elements who had launched
this negativity against Aisha Radi Allahu anha. And at that juncture, the community was prepared to mend its ways. Why? Because of the manner in which the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam handled this critical situation, he preserved the unity of the Muslim ummah, the Muslim community, and he said Subhan Allah and unparalleled example of conflict resolution. This was the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and he is the one my dear brothers and sisters that we are supposed to follow in the month of Ramadan Allah will
we remember him son, Allahu Allahu alayhi wa sallam the month that he was born in may remember him by talking about him by studying his life and by emulating him sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Now as we come towards the end of the video, I'd like to share a few action tips. Number one, be a keen listener. Listen, my dear brother, my dear sister to understand not just to react, not just to respond.
Like, you know, you'd have read these quotes online, and the sayings you'd have heard. We have two ears and one mouth, which indicates that we should listen more than we speak. But a lot of us myself included we listen not to understand we listen to respond to reply. Listening to understand this aligns with the Prophetic
teachings, the prophet the character, as he said, Allahu alayhi wa sallam was a careful and attentive listener. Action Item number two,
empathy, e over e, empathy over ego. Discard your ego
This is a forgotten sunnah Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam showing empathy Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he always put himself in the shoes of others before making any judgments. So let us empathize with others. Before we get into our ego, our pride and our arrogance and resort resort to you know, judging others may Allah protect us. Action Item number three, seek mediation when required. The Quran advises us to seek impartial mediation in times of conflict. Allah subhanho wa Taala he mentions
in Surah to Nyssa is number 35 For in histone shikaka by Nima but also hakama Mina Mina Alia
and if you fear discord between the two, this is in the context of spouses send an arbitrator from the groom's people from the husband's people and an arbitrator from her people from the bride's people.
If they both desire reconciliation, Allah will cause it between them Allahu Akbar. So as you can see, when there is discord and when help is required, don't hesitate to reach out, seek help from trustworthy individuals seek help from righteous individuals seek help from the scholars from the people of knowledge to help resolve conflicts. These are individuals because of their piety because of their righteousness, because of their knowledge, they will go back to the teachings of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, they will emulate the Prophet ik manner in terms of resolving conflicts in sha Allah Allah.
I conclude by reminding all of us that conflict is part and parcel of human life.
But how we resolve it can bring us closer to the Prophet degree can bring us closer to
rewards towards pleasing Allah subhanho wa taala. So by taking lessons from the life of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam we can
make steps concrete steps towards fostering harmony within our homes and our communities at large. Thank you, my dear brother, my dear sister for joining me today on the profit equation it is May Allah subhanahu wa taala guide us all in navigating the challenge that challenges that life presents us the lemons that life throws our way. The way Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did, the way he did, filled with wisdom, empathy, and a vision for lasting peace. Does that Kamala Harris until next time was salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.