Fathers & Sons in the Quran #4 My Son, Allah will give you strength

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AI: Summary © The father is key to learning and teaching stories, and should be respecting parents and not associate partners with Allah. He gives advice on maintaining a positive attitude and standing up for one's rights, as well as avoiding negative behavior. The importance of standing up for justice and being a slave to society is emphasized, along with the need for strong organizations to make a difference. The negative impact of showing support to people who have no botch on their character, and the need for individuals to apply their deeds to solve problems in society is also emphasized.
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Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh Bismillah R Rahman Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah him Hamid while he was so happy to hear Jemaine about Welcome to another segment of fathers and sons in the Quran, and I want to share with our viewers once again the objective of starting this program was that we can see what the Quran what kind of stories do we find the Quran that takes place the conversations that take place in the Quran between fathers and sons, and it is the responsibility of the Father to teach their own sons. It is not always a primary responsibility of the mothers. But the father has to play a very pivotal and a very important role

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when it comes to doing the Tobia of their own children. And so these are the stories of the Quran and here we are in the story of local man al Hakim. So now we have talked about some of the advices that local man has given and one important advice I do want to say when it comes to fathers is that what we learned from local man's advice is giving to his son is is not only one type of advice that local man is giving to his son, see may times of fathers they emphasize on one particular thing and they you know they pounce on that advice over and over again. And sometimes the children they get this notion that for my father, this is the most important thing. This is the most important thing.

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So if I can accomplish what my father wants me to accomplish, and if I neglect everything else is absolutely fine. Well look man is teaching us is that as a father, you cannot only give one type of advice. Here he's giving the advice about Tauheed about belief in Allah subhanho wa Taala making sure that you don't ever give a belief in Allah subhanho wa Taala do not associate partners with Allah subhanho wa Taala in this day and age, you know is not just associate partners with Allah we're talking about today people not believing in Allah subhanho wa taala. So this is something that look man is teaching his son, Allah subhanho wa Taala is advising the importance of respecting

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parents. Look, Omar is teaching his son that remember, wherever you are, if you do something Allah is well aware of it. And not only that, but Look man, he's also taught his son the importance of salad. And now we get into the next advice and Aquaman is giving to his son, and that is to develop courage. Now the idea is Yabu Neha once again Lachman advising is in a very beautiful way, my dear son like the way sometimes we make a refer to our son, as you know, Mina, you know, many beta, or like, you know, like my dear son, so this is how he's addressing his son, and he gives him four advices in this idea for advices advice. Number one, you have, When are your ugly masala? Oh, my son

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established your prayer. Now, we have talked about this before in the past, that the importance of prayer and so forth, but what's important to understand is that at the end of this aisle, after giving all four advices, look, Omar is saying to his son, in their Lika min, Asmin, or mod, meaning that whatever the four advices I've given you to do, only a person of courage can accomplish something, and he can accomplish all four advices. And what's important to understand when it comes to courage is that courage is there are two elements to courage. Courage is building up strength from, from internally or from within that no matter where it is, I'm going to do it. And then

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encourage also applies or implies that you're going to go out and you will face criticisms, and you are going to face people who are going to be against you. And you have to go out and speak the truth and so forth. And that is external strength that is required, interestingly, in the same idea that he's telling his son, that you have to develop courage and courage, courage is a combination of inner strength and external strength. Here he has given that what do you need to do in order to build up that inner inner strength? And what do you need to do when it comes to external strength? And this is why this advice look man is very beautiful, if you think about it. So what is that inner

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strength that he's referring to? Yeah, buena Aqua masala. Oh, my son, establish your prayer. Why? Because when a person has established a prayer, when a person is cognizant of their prayer, when you when we say that your schedule revolves around Salaat. what that implies is that you look at your your entire day schedule, and you make sure that never disallowed get neglected. Wherever you are making sure that you have a plan.

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To pray salad, and not only that, when we talk about salad, what if you're in public and the type of salad occurs? Are you going to be more worried about what Allah wants? Or are you going to be worried about what people are going to have to say about this, and people are going to look at you and they will look, you know, they will have strange comments about this. And they will say strange things about this. And they may look at you in a very strange way, and so forth. What exactly is that this inner battle will be accomplished, you'll be able to overcome this battle, and you'll be able to succeed inner internally, if a person has maintained their slot. And this is why if you

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maintain your salon, and you are punctual about your salon, and you're serious about your salon, and when you're praying, you are cognizant of the fact that Allah is watching you, and this is what your prayer is, then this person is going to have so much strength internally, that then doing anything externally will become easy for them. See, Salaat is this is something that as fathers we have to always emphasize upon our children, the importance of Salah if a person has a lot in their life, then they will have a courage and they will have Allah in their heart at all times. This is why we have also learned from the Hadith, that if a person's Salam is weak, their entire Deen will be weak.

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Every aspect, every department of deen and related to their life will become weak, but a person who is very mindful about their sloth, and they are you know, punctual about their salon, and they don't ever forego their slot. In that kind of situation. They will have that inner strength. Now the next thing that Lachman is giving us he's selling his son is one more bill ma roof and one hot Anil Mancha. Two things he says that advise people to do good, and tell people to stay away from wrong. A you know, and the way we translate as enjoying good and forbidding evil. And what that means is that always standing up for what is Huck always standing up on the side of what is right, always standing

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up for justice, always standing up against injustice. This is what local man is teaching his son. And I want all of us to understand this because when we talk about our grandma roof and AI Mancha, we have like a very cliche way of understanding this. See, let's try to understand this. As society progresses, we're always going to have different norms, okay, we're going to have different norms, norms, there was a time when expressing yourself that you have homosexual tendencies, for example, was considered as a taboo, it was it was considered as taboo, people did not have a very favorable opinion about this, but time has changed. And now people who express themselves that they have, you

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know, homosexual tendencies, and they have a, you know, they believe in this, and they have feelings like this. Now, this is no longer a taboo in our society, things change, there might be something that may be construed as taboo long time ago, but is completely acceptable, acceptable today, time will always change, norms will always change, culture will always change. If there's one thing that will never change. That is what Allah wants. And that is what the Prophet alayhi salam has taught us, brothers and sisters, what we need to understand is that we cannot become a slave to our society and the cultural norms of our society. At the end of the day, yes, there are going to be some areas

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of our deen that has taught us and they have told us that you can adopt certain cultural practices, as long as it does not go against the tenants of our dean, and our faith. It does not go against the practices of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam absolutely fine. But there are times when we began to believe that whatever society dictates as right than that is right, and whatever society dictates that's wrong, it is wrong. And what we need to understand is that no, this is not right. If society says that there is something that is absolutely right, but Allah and His Prophet SAW, some have said that no, it is wrong, that I need to give preference to Allah and His Prophet SAW Salem.

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And on the complete contrary, if the society says that there is something that is completely unacceptable, but Allah and His Prophet Simon has taught us that it is acceptable, that is what I'm going to give preference to. Hence, we have to stand up for what is right. This is the command teaching his son, that no matter where you are, no matter what culture you belong to, no matter what norms you live in, we have to always stand up for what Allah wants from us. And that means that if Allah wants us to do something that is right, and society says that it is wrong. I am still the fact that I am doing what is right. According to Allah subhanaw taala that is me encouraging people to do

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good. This is me encouraging others and promoting in society to do that which is right

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Our mouths move is not that we do what is right based on what society tells us. But it tells us it teaches us to do that which Allah subhanho wa Taala has described and he has considered as acceptable and permissible and the property Islam the same way. So brother and sister, this is what this is what he's teaching him. This is what this is the key advice that he's teaching him that this battle will always take place, society norms, versus Allah subhanho wa taala, Allah has to always be given the priority. Also, we learned that when it comes to encouraging good when it comes to promoting good, whenever you promote good in society, you are, in most cases, automatically, you

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will be negating and you'll be turning down the evil in our societies. You know, we believe today that going to someone's house, or going on the streets in giving Dawa. This is the only form of armor been modified in the Hanuman cutter. And this ideology, this perception is completely wrong. Any person today in our society there are mashallah so many people.

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There are so many people doing good things in our community in our society. Unfortunately, today, Muslims cannot stop fighting from within everyone is demeaning each other, everyone is saying that whatever I'm doing is the best. And whatever anyone else is doing is not good enough. We think that we're better than everyone else, we think that we're superior than everyone else. If there is anything going on in the community, where they are trying to remove something that is bad, and they're trying to replace what is bad with something that is good, it becomes our responsibility to support that, it becomes our responsibility to advocate for that whether we are part of that

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organization or not. Whether we are part of that organization or not. If there is an organization that's fighting hunger, that's good. We need to be part of that. If there is an organization that's fighting against racial injustice, we need to be part of that. If there is an organization that standing up for people's rights, we need to be part of that. If there's an organization that's fighting for people, and you know, it might be a certain segment of the community, or being part of them, we need to be part of that. And when there is any, any good that's going on in our community, whether it is a Islamic endeavor, whether it is an an Islamic endeavor, I mean, meaning that it is a

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non Islamic endeavor, is an organization run by some by people who belong to other faiths, what they're teaching what they're preaching is not an Islamic, it is Islamic in one way, we need to be part of that too. So this is where we need to truly understand. And believe it or not, when we say the life of the prophet saw Selim, he was no different. He was no different, the story of hateful falloon, about the Prophet alayhi salam being part of a group of people that stood up against injustice, that stood up against injustice, this did not happen. After the Prophet became a prophet. This happened before the Prophet became a prophet. Meaning that the problem is and this is a very

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powerful lesson in this for all of us, that you don't have to be necessarily a very practicing Muslim, in order to stand up for people in order to stand up for what is right and stand up against what is wrong. But rather, if you are a human being, and you have any kind of human decency, you will do that. The Prophet saw some he was even a prophet. This happened, you know, sometime before he became a prophet, way before he became a prophet. In fact, it happened as some other Lama they say that it happened perhaps, almost like 15 years before he be 1520 years before he became a prophet. I mean, that's a significant amount of time. But that tells us that no matter what, who it

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is, we need to stand up for what is right and stand up against what is wrong. And then at the same time, we also find that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he stood up for people, even if they were not Muslims. This is something that's becomes a part of our responsibility. Today, unfortunately, we live as Muslims, we live in our own community and we live in we live in a shell. We live in our own cocoon, when there is someone in our community that may not be a Muslim. Today in America, we see the systemic racism that is taking place. And we see how people, you know, especially people of the African American community, and how they were treated by police, and the

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police brutality that was taking place. Now, a person can sit here and say that you know what, it has nothing to do with me. They're not Muslim. I have nothing to do with it. No, that is where we are wrong. The Prophet Allah teaches us. And if the prophet is on, we're here, he will also stand for justice. He will say something about this, he would advocate that Justice needs to be served. And those people who committed the injustice they need to be served justice, they need to be held accountable. This is something that we learn from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to now the next thing is that he teaches his son that first of all, establish your prayer through your prayer,

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you're going to have the inner strength

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And, and then you're gonna go out and you're going to stand up against injustice, you're going to stand up for what is right. And when you do that, interestingly, though, people do have people are supposed to have something called a moral compass. But yet you're gonna find some people who are going to stand up against you. And the fact that you are doing what is right, and people are going to stand up against you today. We live in a world like that, especially if you are in America today you have seen, I mean, subhanAllah you know, when you see the last four years that have happened in America, what kind of leadership we had here in the United States, and this person has no morals, no

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dignity, no character, no manners, no manners. Yet, when you have so many millions of people going and voting for a person like that. What does that tell you? Like? Where is morals today? What is the concept of character? Is it absolutely fine that I show support to a person who has no morals on character? That's exactly what this aside, he's starting to become like, this is exactly what the sizing become like. And when you have people who are standing up against what is wrong, you have people who are standing up for what standing up in support of what is right. Then they're being shut down. They're being shut down and Lachman is telling his son was better Allah, ma sabak People are

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gonna come, there'll be critical of you, but do not be afraid of them, be patient. And the Quran teaches us that no matter what the situation is, you cannot be fearful of other people. When the Quran when the time came to change the Qibla there was so much bad there was so much, you know, criticism, there was so much backlash from the Jewish community. And there were saying things about the Muslim community. And guess what Allah subhanaw taala says, fella, Tasha whom was shoni do not make them the priority make me Allah the priority. And then after that, we also find a certain man either Allah says that those who turn away from the deen of Allah, Allah will replace him with other

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people that in the light, the ayah is long, but he says that they will love Allah, Allah will love them. At the end, he says, Wallah, your handphone alone Mattila in they will not be worried about the criticism of other people. Today, one of the biggest things that we see today with our young generation is that they're so worried about what others are going to say about them, in order to stick to our deen, there are going to be times when we when we stand up against injustice or stand up for for what is right, at times, we're gonna have to be patient, and we're gonna have to be, you know, apply some perseverance in our life. And in doing that, we cannot be worried about what other

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people are gonna say about us, we have to stand up for what is right, and this is what our Dean has taught us. And then finally, he says, once again, he says in Nevada, Mina, Asmin, or more. Now, one thing I do want to mention is that look, man is not advising his son that go and take means or adopt means to solve the problems in our society, in an unconventional way. That's not what he's teaching him. He is saying, I'm a role model for what also means is that make sure that make sure that you use conventional means use the right image to solve the problems. Today, brothers and sisters, I can honestly say that social media may not be always a solution, because at times, you're going to come

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across one that was you know, some of the most ignorant people on social media Wallahi like I was, when I say ignorant, it's an understatement, like how ignorant they are and how ignorant they can become, like you're thinking you're thinking to your mind, and you're thinking in your mind, like how ignorant can they become, but that's the kind of people you will find on social media. Yes, social media can be used as, as a conventional means to overcome, and you know, to spread what is right and to, you know, to push down what is wrong, but it's not the only means there are other ways we can do this. But something that is acceptable in our society, that is where we have to apply. And

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so this is, you know, four beautiful advices given by Look, man, he's teaching his son number one, establish your prayer. Number two, always center for what is right, always center for what is right. Even when you see a person, any person who is a Muslim, stand up for them. And not only that, but push down, push down, and negate and an advocate against things that are considered as wrong. And when you do these kinds of things, you're gonna have people who are going to go against you in that situation, be piercing, you know, apply some perseverance in your life, be strong, do not be worried about what they have to say, Do not be worried about their criticism, do not worry about their

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threats, but you do what you have to do in Nevada Manasa mode if you have this, then you are considered as a courageous person. You are a person who has courage who has mental strength, physical strength, this is what nakoma is teaching his son. So we ask Allah subhana wa Taala that he gives us also the ability as fathers to teach the same thing to our children. May Allah subhanho wa Taala prepare our upcoming generations. May Allah subhanaw taala prepare them for the for the challenges that will be coming forward. And not only that, will May Allah keep them on Iman May Allah Subhan

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keep them on these beautiful teachings that we find in the Quran immunoblot Amin is akmola Hey assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

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