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Words from the Quran and the Sunnah #04 – As-Sunnah
Channel: Muiz Bukhary
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato Bismillah Ar Rahman AR Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sallam. We begin by praising Allah azza wa jal, the Exalted the Almighty, the majestic and we asked him to send his choicest of blessings and salutations upon our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa alayhi wasalam his family members, his companions and all those who tread upon his path with utmost sincerity until the day of karma, words from the Quran and the Sunnah. I welcome you to this beautiful series during the blessed month of Ramadan, where we hope to pick and choose words from
the Quran and from the Sunnah of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And we attempt to unpack these words as much as possible did using as many lessons as possible in a move to gain a better understanding of these words. So, the beautiful and noble word for today's episode is the word asuna, a tsunami in the Arabic language. So, as is our practice across these episodes, and generally this is what I attempt to do, when it comes to powerful words of this nature.
You will see when you go through the books of Hadith, through the classical books of faith, scholars lemma, follow a similar style when it comes to defining words they will go on to discuss the literal definition, otherwise known as the lower than definition, and then they would go on to discuss the Sharron definition, the technical definition. So, this particular word asuna, literally, it stems My dear brothers, my dear sisters from sunnen in the Arabic language, which can be defined as pareek in the Arabic language, you might be familiar with the word toric, which basically means road path, pathway,
away basically, so it could be you see, it can be translated
or understood rather the word road or way can be understood in its literal sense and even that can be understood in its metaphorical sense. So for example, in English, you would say a way of life. So there are two the same word is used way. But now here in the
literal sense, before we get into the technical definition,
of Jani, it can be
a pathway, it's generally used for any kind of fat, any kind of road or any kind of way, regardless of whether it is a praiseworthy way or a blameworthy way. Now, when we get into the sharen definition, you will see that we are being pretty specific, but here literally it has a more broader understanding and this is established when we go through the ahaadeeth like the one record in the book of Imam Al Bukhari, Rahim Allah
And besides the Lucha de rhodiola, one on one interview sallallahu alayhi wa sallam call the prophets that alone widely read them. So, side by side the Hydra the Allahu anhu he narrates the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, that you will follow
Sanjana mannkind publikum you will follow the veils of those before you all Chevron Chevron where they are on B there are in you will follow them. In other words, there are ways the nation's before you spend by spend and qubit by qubit had the low the hollow Hydra bobbin so much that even if they were to enter a hole of a
lizard, a spiny tailed lizard, you would follow them into that hole and then the Sahaba with one little Halima Jemaine, will be the Prophet sallallahu Sallam at that juncture listen to the Hadith of the Prophet. They went on to say Yo, rasulillah
Allahu Akbar nosara. Are you talking about the Yehuda nesara to which the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam responded, saying whom else who else am I talking about? You will follow them so much to the extent that even if they were to go into the hole of a lizard, you would attempt to follow them into that as well. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a better understanding. I mean, so here My dear brothers and sisters, you see the same word being used senate and hear it's not necessarily in a praiseworthy context. It's being spoken about in a blameworthy context. Similarly, you have another Hadith that has been recorded the book of Imam Muslim Rahim Allah, man, Sunnah Phil Islami
so Nathan has center for all melebihi rabada whoa cootie Bella who miss Lou agilely Manami levy hawala Yun kusumi oh god him shake. So the one who establishes some good practice in the deen and if it was to be followed after him, bye
He would be assured of reward like the one who followed it without their rewards being diminished in any respect. So if one were to establish a good practice, the understanding of the head is one word, establish a good practice. And if you have people after this individual following this individual in continuing the good practice, now this individual who established the practice would keep accruing rewards without the rewards of those who are practicing it after him being diminished in any way. Look at the generosity of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now coming back to what we were trying to point out, the Hadith continues and now the prophets Allah Islam says woman sudden nephele Islam is sooner
for ami Libya by the Hootie by Allah He myth Lu was ramanamma, Bihar Well, I and kusumi ozeri him che and the one who establishes some evil practice, which has been followed now subsequently by others, he would be required to bear the burden like that of one who followed this evil practice without there's being diminished in any respect. So just as how you have an individual accruing good deeds, when establishing something good if you were to establish something bad and if people were to go on to continue the sin, to continue the evil, the Wise the transgression, Allah, Allah, may Allah protect us. This individual who established this evil and bad thing would continue to accrue
sin, may Allah protect us all. So as you can see, the word sonet is used. When you're when you're talking about its literal definition, it's used in praiseworthy contexts. It's also used in blameworthy contexts. So I hope we've established clarity with regards to his literal definition. Now moving on to its shery definition. So Chara, and technically,
the scholars of Hadith, Allah, Allah, Allah Hadith, the scholars of Hadith, they define Sunnah and I want you all to pay close attention. Now. The scholars of Hadith they define sooner to be
the whole of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam acquire Luna be set along widely when he was alum, a file on Nabi sallallahu, alayhi wa sallam and then the career of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and you also have
safer, safer, healthier, healthier, and you have the Sierra, all of this encompasses when you say sooner. The term Sunnah is an umbrella term that encompasses and covers are called the statements of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, a file the actions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, and then the career the approvals of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And then you have so far, the outside of the, the attributes of the profit Be it healthier, healthier, meaning you would have the outwardly appearance related descriptive descriptions and descriptive features that are in place with regard to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And similarly, you would
narrations that talk about the the mannerisms of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, the inward attributes of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and then you have also the Syrah of the Prophet discussing the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam included into the term so now, so this is how the aroma, scholars of Hadith define the term so now when you say so now you are including all these areas, the statements of the Prophet, and that would be the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam know for example the prophets Allah isms reporter have said in dermal armor lupini yet, that your actions are based upon your intentions or let's take a shorter Hadith of
the Prophet Allah Islam. His report draft said, mean Hosni Islam ilmari dar kumala Jani. It is from the son of the Islam of an individual it is from the excellence of the Islam of an individual that he or she leaves that which does not concern that individual have powerful, very concise and short words that carry a lot of meaning very deep and powerful lessons that can be deduced. So these come under aquarell the statements of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, then you have a file the actions of the prophets of Allah Islam now for example, the Prophet salaallah Islam his report proves it so low comma right to Munoz only pray as you have seen me praying and then the Prophet
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam went on to demonstrate and show us how to pray. For example, with regards to Hajj with regards to amaravati the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, Who do I need Manasa come take your rituals from me. So we learned the rituals of Hajj, the rituals of Rama from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he performed it and showed it to us so we follow suit. So these are all what actions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And then you have the approval of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Now there were junctures where the Prophet did not explicitly say things do or don't do, nor did the Prophet sallallahu Sallam at times indulge in
action, but rather, the Prophet would have remained quiet and
approved of a matter and by the prophet being quiet about it, because it is the responsibility of the Prophet, if it was something to be prohibited, then he would have gone on to prohibited he would have very clearly prohibited the thing.
So, if he has not prohibited here, if he has not stopped the individuals around him from doing it, then that indicates that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam has granted his approval, even if the Prophet did not indulge or do whatever was done at that particular juncture. So, here what is deduced is that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam has approved of it. So, therefore, it is something that can be done being permissible.
Similarly, now, you have the sofa The,
the descriptions of the professor allow value added and this is also considered something that comes into the sooner the terms the outwardly appearance related
descriptive features that are in place and similarly you have narrations you have the Sahaba describing the temperament of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam the mannerisms of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam what a humble individual he was, with regards to how he controlled his anger with regards to how he spoke with regards to how we interacted with others with regards to how he socialized with others. So, you have all of these that are narrated about the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and they are all brought under the umbrella term. So now and then you have Sera,
you have the seer of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that is also included under the term Suna by the scholars of Hadith. Now you have a definition put forth by the Holy Yun the scholars who are involved in a soul you understand so you have also Old Faithful for example, you have also had the youth. So the scholars who are involved in school, they define the word Suna as man okay Allah and in Nabi sallallahu, alayhi wa sallam and Colin are filling out a career in a very concise definition. They say. Sunnah is basically whatever has been transmitted to us from the prophets or whatever has been transmitted to us with regards to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam from his
statements, his actions and his approvals. That's it. Now the fuqaha you have the jurists, the scholars of faith, they define the term Sunnah as Martha better Annie Nabi sallallahu, alayhi wa sallam min Hawaii, if they are all.
So they define Suna as whatever has been established from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, without a sense of obligation being put on top of it. So how they look at the terms on now is for example, if you take
apart the prayer, I think that would be a good example. Take Serato
so now so a lot of
the obligatory prayer.
It's obligatory and the definition of thought is that if you leave it, if you do it you are rewarded, if you leave it then you are sinning. You have we all have to pray, right we can't let go of our Salah. Now the Sunnah, with regards to
now this they will define it as being a Sunnah. As in there is no sense of if there aren't, there is no sense of it being obligatory. If you do it, then yes, it's, it's a sooner and you are rewarded. But if one were to leave it, then they're not going to be sitting in this regard. So this is how the fuqaha define the terms. So now so as we proceed, because this is a very important topic, and there's a lot to be covered, and we're going to try and do as much as possible in this episode in sha Allah, a very important point needs to be established the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam go hand in hand. Now this point needs to be clearly established, because
today there are attempts being made to discount the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam due to all kinds of ulterior motives May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us all. So the Quran very very clearly outlines the importance of the Sunnah of the Prophet Allah Islam the importance of the role of the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would you mentioned if you if Eliza Virgil, he says in the Noble Quran, my neuter ear Rasool Allah, the One who obeys the messenger has obeyed Allah in another place, Allah subhanho wa Taala he says, Yeah, I knew Halla, Dina, Manu artinian long our lt o Rasool, all you who believe or you who have brought in a man or to
Allah, obey Allah, wa or to Russell and obey the messenger. In another place, Eliza Virgil, he says womma como raso NOFA Whoa, whoa, man, hancom nine who found the hole? What
Long in long hair shadie don't lie for wama attack como la Soto. So whatever the messenger gives you take it,
or whatever the messenger brings you, then take it, woman Haku and often Tahoe, and whatever he forbids you from then abstain from it. So whatever he forbids you, you need to abstain. So, as you can see, it's very clear in these ahaadeeth the teachings of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam the role that the Prophet played. You see, when you take a certain commandments in the Koran, Allah azza wa jal For example, He says, to establish prayer of a masala right. But now with regards to how you're supposed to establish prayer, and this is why the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was sent to educate us to teach us with regards to the deen of Allah azza wa jal. This is how
you're supposed to pray and that's where Salah will come out or eight ammonia or sonic, sonic comes about. Pray as you have seen me praying. The Quran tells us to establish the pilgrimage but how are we to do the pilgrimage? What are the rituals? How are we to perform the rituals? The Prophet sallallahu Sallam now comes in and teaches us hoodoo aneema Nasik take your rituals with regards to the pilgrimage from me. Now we learned the rituals from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam if not for the sooner if not for the
teachings of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam that serves as a guiding light for us we will be groping in the darkness May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us all. So as you can see, these ayat very clearly established the importance of having to go to the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Allah says for internetseiten vishay in Allah He wanted us all in quantum took me noona Billa he will your Mill Valley, cahaya danika hirundo Asada and if you disagree over anything, then refer it to Allah and the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam if you should believe in Allah and the Last Day, rally kaha you don't realize that is the best way and the best in in in
resort. Now we have certain a Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam that clearly you know educate us, admonish us and warn us, for example, the Hadith that has been recorded in the book of Deuteronomy the or himolla, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam is reporter have said,
I do not want to see any one of you reclining on his couch. And when he hears of my instructions, or prohibitions, he says, I don't accept it. We don't find any such thing in the Quran. So as you can see my dear brothers and sisters in Islam, this is a very, very serious matter there are other narrations as well.
Everybody been Satya radi Allahu Allah, one who he reports to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his report to have said, Would any of you think reclining on his couch that Allah would only describe what is forbidden in the Quran. I tell you by Allah, Allah He by Allah that I have warned and commanded and prohibited the things that are as important as what is in the Quran, if not more so.
The prophets that alone while he was selling them, many brothers and sisters in Islam was sent
with a responsibility to educate us to teach us.
So he said a long while he was selling them his teachings. His sooner is of utmost importance. And a true believer, an individual who loves the Messenger of Allah Salah Salem, who loves the lives of a gel will not attempt to discount the Sunnah of His Beloved Prophet, the beloved prophet of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
We have another Hadith where the Prophet sallallahu Sallam is reputed to have said, We are urban Saudi out of the Allahu anhu. Again he says the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam led us in prayer one day, then he turned to us and he exhorted us strongly and he said pay attention to my son. And then the way of the rightly guided halifa after me, adhere to it and hold fast onto it. Allahu Akbar, me Allah subhanho wa Taala help us all to adhere to the Sunnah of the Prophet salallahu Islam and holdfast on to the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam
you see that Hadith?
It's a beautiful narration about even Saudi Arabia Allah one who he says a wild Ana Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Manuel buatan belia whatever word you let mean Hello kulu without effort mean Hello Yun, the Messenger of Allah Allah Islam he delivered a very eloquent hotbar a sermon, an account of which eyes shed tears and hearts were were trembling. What did that mean? Hello kulu hearts were trembling with verifique mean Hello Yun and eyes were shedding tears and then it was said they basically went on to say Rasul Allah, or messenger of Allah. This is as if it is a farewell advice. It is almost like this is a farewell sermon and then the Prophet
For a long while he when he was lm he admonishes them he advises them OC, OC can be taqwa Allah. I admonish you to be mindful of Allah to bring in taqwa to be conscious of allies of a gel. And then he said a long while, he was a mentor and he said, I admonish you to listen and obey, even if an Abyssinian slave is appointed as your leader because whosoever amongst you shall live after me first a rock the life and Kathy are or he shall see a lot of if they laugh, he will see a lot of difference of opinion a lot of discord if you will file a commissioner t. So then hold fast to my Asana and Asana talofa Rashid in Alma de and hold on to the sooner of the rightly guided hold of
how do I have been awarded hold on to it fast and the words that I use here is you know, bite onto it with your teeth hold on to it really fast. And then the professor lays him he goes on to say what year come beware of the title or more beware of new things in the dean for in a cool lobby data in a bola because every innovation every bidder in the deen is a misguidance May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us all from misguidance I mean,
my dear brothers and sisters in Islam
I'm going to conclude this episode by touching on this is Allah subhanho wa Taala he says in the number one
pull in quantum to hipbone Allah Fabiani, you may be como la salle Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tell them if you love Allah, if you claim to love Allah for your oni then follow me. You're bibble como la jolla Villa condo Nova
and then what are you going to get in return Allah in love you were Phil la comme de Nova calm and your sins will be forgiven while la hula for Rahim Allah is the most forgiving, the Most Merciful.
So, my dear brothers and sisters, this idea can be understood as the test of love. You can claim to love Allah. But you need to prove it by following the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
If you say you love Allah, then look at your life. Look at how much
are you following the messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam? How much? Are you following him with regards to how he lived his life? How much are you following him with regards to how he conducted himself? How much are you following with regards to how he interacted with people? How he spoke to people with regards to his heart with regards to what he would think about people good thoughts. He was a kind individual, a caring individuals, individual, we know that he was a generous individual. So how generous are you? We know that he was an individual who controlled his anger. So how far do you control your anger? We know that he was an individual who would not lie. So how much
do you hold on to the truth and truthfulness? He we know that he was an individual who would not back by it who would not get gossip. So ask yourself, How much do you stay away from backbiting from gossiping? May Allah protect us all? We know that he was an individual who was kind to children, how kind are you to children, we know that he was an individual who was kind to the animals, How kind of you to animals, we know that he was an individual who was an environmentalist, by nature.
You know, where he he encouraged the planting of trees, he encouraged the looking after of the planet. This is a huge blessing of Allah subhanho wa Taala the the the conservation of the resources that we have such as saving water, not wasting water. We know that he was an individual who was not stingy. So all of these things My dear brothers and sisters, you need to benchmark your life with this beautiful role model called the Cadillac computer su de la he was veteran hustler. And ask yourself if you love Allah, if you love Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and how much of his life have you brought in into your life? And isn't? It's a work in progress? But are you working on
it? That's the question. That's the question.
So that's why this idea is understood as the test of love. If you truly love Allah, then you need to follow Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, study about his life, learn his life, learn from his son and follow Him sal Allahu Allahu Allah sent them.
And if you do that, my dear brother, my dear sister, you are assuring yourself of victory and success in this world as well as the hereafter. With that I conclude this episode man, Allah subhanho wa Taala just as how he united us across these platforms, may he unite us many more times.
In the future and may He unite us in the beautiful and lofty garden of Jenna in the beautiful company of Mohammed salvaterra. Viva salaamu la. I mean, I mean why, why Haddad hamdulillahi Rabbil alameen just like como La Hoya