Important Advice for the RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY

Nadim Bashir

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AI: Summary © The speakers discuss the importance of avoiding cultural injuries and the concept of the religious community. They emphasize the need to be mindful of one's actions and avoid giving up on religious beliefs. They share stories about individuals who have experienced and appreciate the experience. The speakers also emphasize the importance of learning from past experiences and avoiding cultural injuries.
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today Inshallah, in this brief reminder, I want to sit mentioned something that is very relevant to the community or part of the community that is considered as the religious community, the community that comes to the masjid on a day to day basis, part of the community that is engaged in giving the hour, that part of the community that is engaged in earning and acquiring their knowledge and so forth. There is something that we find very interesting in the Quran. And that is a reminder to all of us that we should never feel that we are fully accomplished. And at the same time, we should never feel arrogant towards others who may not be doing the same thing as we are. For example, if a

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person is engaged in acquiring knowledge, they should never look down on someone who is not acquiring knowledge or who may is or someone who may not have the same level of knowledge as they have. Or if a person is engaged in Dawa. They should not be looking down on someone else. Because they're not giving Dawa or they're not engaged in that particular Dawa platform. Or if they are engaged in other other Islamic activities, or they're coming to the masjid every single day, they should not look down on someone who is not coming to the masjid on a day to day basis. So it's very important that we are reminded especially the religious community, we remind ourselves that we have

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to be always humble and never apply or never produced a couple in our heart Subhanallah in subtle progeroid so 200 By the way, is a Surah that where Allah subhana wa talks about the community, ALLAH SubhanA wa that talks about how can you develop cohesion in the community? How do you develop the ideal society like we find in the case of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa Salaam and in the Surah, ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. He mentioned about the group of people who he addresses them as you enter the nominal now, here it was interesting to note is that what Allah subhanaw taala is about to say, is along these lines, but what did he say in the beginning of the verse, He says, Yeah, you had an

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idea. When Allah subhana wa Tada says, Yeah, you have the nominal, it is referring to those people of the community who are actively engaged in developing their Iman, you would say that this is the community that is considered as the religious community. And so therefore Allah subhanho wa Taala is addressing those people, which in this case, could be people who are coming to the masjid or those who have a certain level of religiosity in their life. So ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. It begins with the idea by saying, Yeah, you only need ammo. And then he says, law Yes, her Coleman Coleman. I sat in your corner high ramen home, Wallah. And he said, Oh, minister, and I certainly could not hide on

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min Han Allah subhanho wa taala. He says, that no person amongst the men, or the men coming together should make a mockery of another man or another nation or another group of people, and neither should the women have this kind of certain affair taking place amongst themselves where they are coming together and they're making a mockery of one another. Now interestingly, what happens many times is that when you and I when we think about mockery, we think that making fun of each other saying something that is culturally insensitive towards one another, but law yes HUD does not only is not only restricted to only that law is hard it extends to evil looking down on someone's because

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think about it, when we say let or when Allah says law Yes, heart do not make a mockery. When you make a mockery of someone, when you look down upon them, when you think that you are superior and they are inferior. So this even extends to the fact that when a group of people when ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada says, And he addresses them as yeah you have Levine Avenue mean that these are the people who are the religious community. And he says, that do not make a mockery do not look down upon each other. And then Allah subhanho wa Taala further along in the same surah Allah subhana wa Tada says, the criterion or the way that Allah subhanaw taala judges, the who is superior and who is inferior

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is always based on Taqwa. So this is a reminder for all of us. And for those who are going to the mosh every single day that we should never look down and never feel that we are absolutely superior, and others are inferior. In fact, we find even from the story of a Belize

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That's a believes was a learned man, he or he was a learned gin. And at the same time he was in the company of the melodica. He was considered as a righteous gin. And all of a sudden his arrogance came out. And his arrogance was that one thing that destroyed him completely when he said to Allah subhanho wa Taala that I refuse to make such that to add the money he said on why, and a hiatal min halacha 20 menar wahala Kota home and clean. So this is why it is absolutely important that when it comes to the religious sector of the community, never looked down on someone who isn't considerate, perhaps not considered as religious. We see today in our own cultures that many of us we come from,

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that a person who has a beard, they are considered as respected and a person who may not have a beard is considered as disrespected or people view them as people who are sinners. And and and those who are, you know, perhaps to me, they are far from the ROM of ALLAH SubhanA, WA, tada and so forth. And once again, we need to remind ourselves that only Allah subhana wa Taala knows who will die with iman, and who will be who will depart with iman. And so that's why it's very important that we always are very humble brothers and sisters, it is a we find time and time in the Quran, we find in the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu some stories, so many stories, especially in the Hadith, that

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people who started off very religious, very righteous, their ending was the complete opposite, whereas we find also in the opposite, that people who had started their life completely away from Allah subhanho wa taala. And they live their life in such a way that they were so pleased to Allah subhanho wa taala. So that is why we should never look down on anyone. And the second thing I do want to mention is, and I want you all to keep this in mind, this formula, you can say that thoughts develop feelings and feelings develop actions. So think about it for a moment. Imagine a person had a thought that I am not close to Allah subhanho wa Taala ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala does not listen to

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me. Allah does not answer my dua. This is a thought that comes into someone's mind, automatically that will develop a feeling that feeling is that Allah Subhan does not like me, okay? Allah does not like me, that's the feeling. And then as a result of that feeling, there's an action that is generated from that feeling. And that is what that a person who stops making dua to Allah subhanho wa taala. So it starts off with a thought. And then it develops a feeling and that feeling then generates an action. So when it when we think and we look down upon others, what that is, is a thought I'm better than him. And then after that, what is that feeling was a feeling agenda is

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generated. That feeling is the feeling of Kibera, and arrogance. And then that arrogance, it manifests itself in an action and how does it do that? It then looks down upon the person when a person makes it up, you don't give them that proper attention versus someone else, you may give them the attention and this is why we find Imam Ghazali along with Allah Allah Allah He talks about that part of you know, when it comes to the eyes, and protecting the gaze, Imam was Allah he says that part of protecting the gaze is not only looking at something haram natured but it also applies to a person when they have eyes and they look at someone with the nether and the the look of her para and

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a lot and a look of inferiority, that I am better than that person. Imam Ghazali says that even this is a violation of the SNAM of Allah subhanho wa Taala that he has given us which is our eyes. So this is why it's very important that never should we feel that we are superior. Why because who knows that today we feel ourselves superior, but at the time of our death will we depart from from this dunya with iman or not? That is what we need to ask Allah subhanho wa Taala Finally, I will share with you Inshallah, a story, a very beautiful story that I came across. And this is a story

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by Imam even Kodama al McAleese, he has mentioned in his book that there was a great scholar of there was a great scholar, but before that he mentioned that there was a drunken man there was a man who was often drunk. And this drunken man his name was Abdullah imminent Mustafa Al Carnaby. So Abdullah and I must, Carnaby he was one time with his friends there were drinking, they were heavily drunk. And all of a sudden, he began to notice that a group of people flocked to a certain area and there was like a big rush. And so of course, any person who's watching this, it will catch their attention immediately. So you begin to ask that where is everybody running? They're going and

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they're, they're gathering in one particular place. So someone told him that there was a scholar over there, a very famous imam who was there and he's teaching, he's teaching and he's engaged in Tallinn and so forth. So he asked that who is this Imam that they all are running towards? And someone told him that his name was Imam a

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In a shabby Imam, a shabby Rahmatullah alley. So then he asked, What does Imam a shabby do? And someone then told him that he is a Hadith. And then he says, What does a Muhaddith do? And then someone told a hadith is someone who is engaged, actively engaged in memorizing, narrating understanding, a hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So he went to Imam, a shabby, and he says that I heard you're an imam. And I heard that you are a hadith and email a shabby, he answered in the affirmative. And then he says that can you share with me something that you know of the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Now you have to understand the Imam of Chabi

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sitting there, he sees that unbelievable Mustafa Al Parnaby, he comes and he has a bottle of wine in his hand and so forth. So he's trying to think that let me share a hadith that is very relevant to this particular person situation. So he shared with him the hadith is Narrated by Abu Moscow, the hola Juan, which is found in Sahih al Bukhari, where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says, either love or hate first not a match it that if you have no higher if you have no modesty or you have no shame, then do whatever you want. This is the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So when do I even know masala Carnaby heard this, this really took him by shock. He was

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actually thinking to himself that I have come to this point do I actually now have no shame in my life? And he began to question that, where is my shame? Where is my higher and then he began to even talk to his family members that perhaps I want to repent from this kind of lifestyle. And then his family supported him. And then he went to another scholar and he says that I want to start earning my Deen I have to apply this higher, and I do not want to live this lifestyle so far that I have been living. Someone told him that perhaps you can go to Imam Malik Rahmatullah alley, where he is actively engaged in teaching and those into these. And he says that I went there and I stayed in the

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company of Imam Malik Rahmatullah Ali. And I stayed there for such a long time, and I acquired knowledge. And he says that to such a point, that I became also an expert in Hadith. And I also began to acquire or teach and disseminate this knowledge of Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and it is then mentioned that Subhanallah this teacher, he eventually became the teacher, this or this man, I believe it, it must not matter. Pardon me. Now think about this for a moment. Let's take, let's take a step back before I mentioned, who eventually became, you're talking about a drunken man, imagine going outside and watching or seeing a drunk man. And he's coming to you and

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saying that teach me something about Islam. A lot of times 99.9% of the time, you would think to yourself that what's the point of view and telling this guy anything, but think about a shabby, he never looked down upon this man. He shared with him a hadith of the prophets of Salaam, with the NIA that hopefully, perhaps this will penetrate in his in his heart, and it did penetrate his heart. And then he made a complete change in his life. And today, he is coming to America today he has become a scholar, and today's Subhanallah we find him in our books of history, that he also became one of the teachers of Imam Al Bukhari and Imam Muslim Rahim Allah Subhan. Allah, you see, think that this man,

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where is he going to go in his life, what kind of Islam he's going to acquire, but he turned out to be even more righteous and he turned out to be even more privileged and more accepted by Allah subhanho wa taala. So therefore, never underestimate any advice. Never underestimate any person who is coming to you. Even a person who is so far from being if they're coming to you. They want to ask you something always give them the time to not look down upon anyone who is not perhaps religious, and this is a very important advice for those who are actively engaged in Dawa actively engage in Masjid in massages, or coming to the masjid or actively engaging and so forth. Ask Allah subhanaw

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taala to grant us humbleness, ask ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala to grant us a heart like closer Rasulullah sallallahu it was somewhere we are thinking about others and we are you know, we are doing good to others. And we are doing good to ourselves and I ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to remove all types of Kibber and arrogance from our heart immunoblotted Amin does that como la Hey Salam aleykum Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh

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