Muhammad the Best Example #08 Our Precious Seniors
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. Bismillah R Rahman Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi Ultramarine. I'm about.
In the last few videos we have been talking about how Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam He treated and he dealt the youth of his community today in sha Allah and in the next video, we'll be talking about how the Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam treat the elderly in his community, the seniors of his community. And what has Russell Wilson taught us when it comes to treating our elders and our seniors. First of all, is that I want all of us to think about this. The elders are such in our seniors of our community are such that when it comes to their rulings when it comes to their religiosity, Allah subhanho wa Taala has so much regard for the seniors, that Allah has made it easy
for them. If a senior if a person because of their senior age is not able to fast, ALLAH SubhanA wa has mentioned that they don't have to fast because of their seniority because of their age. If they're not able to maintain other aspects of their Deen, Allah subhanho wa Taala has taught us that there's a way out for them. And not only that, but when it comes to Salah it's something so important, even for our elderly, for our singers, they're able to and they are allowed to sit on a chair, they they're able to and they are allowed to sit on the bed, for example, and to sit on something that they can lean on. But think about this, if Allah Subhana Allah Allah is willing to
provide different rulings and provides substitutions for our seniors. And this is Allah doing this for the seniors that don't What about us and how much should we be doing for our seniors? This is why Rasulullah sallallahu ala he was sending one of the most beautiful things that he has taught us is that when it comes to this seniors, Allah the Prophet Allah is I'm taught us how to develop our mindset, how to approach this matter when it comes to seniors, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he teaches us. And there is a Hadith mentioned that the Prophet alayhi salam says that if a young man, if a young man honors an elderly man or a woman, because of their age, because of their
age, then Insha Allah, Allah will appoint someone to honor them when they get old. Now think about this, there probably is some is teaching us, the way we treat our seniors is how we will be treated in one day when we become seniors. Becoming a senior getting up in age is inevitable. We all will age over time. Today we are in a position that we may treat our singers in the wrong way. But remember that one day when I become a singer, one day when I am not able to walk as fast as I'm able to walk right now. Or when the day comes that I'm in need of other people, the way we have treated other people. This is how Allah will appoint other people to either mistreat us or treat us well.
Subhanallah Today we live in a society that when it comes to our parents, many times we find that people are so obsessed about sending them to to a retirement livings to retirement homes. And by the way, I don't want to go into a lot of this subject matter. But Subhanallah how many times I've heard horrifying stories, scary stories about how our elderly are treated in these kind of homes. I'm not saying that every single Retirement Living is bad. I'm not saying that. I'm just saying that. I've heard so many stories do we want to send our parents into that kind of situation. If I'm not willing to spend time if I'm not willing to go out of my way, if I'm not willing to provide, you know,
psychological care, economic care for my parents, that remember a day will come that we will also be in that same kind of position. So this is why the first thing that Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he did for us is that he taught us that what kind of a mindset we do we need to develop when it comes to our seniors. The second thing that Prophet SAW Allah some he taught us in a hadith is in a hadith Narrated by Abu Musa Allah Asha you know the Allah time the Prophet alayhi salam, he says that it is out of reverence to Allah subhana wa Tada. Now think about this. First of all the prerelease I'm starting this hadith was saying, if you have reverence for Allah, if you have respect
for Allah subhanho wa taala. And the question is, does any one of us not have
have respect for Allah. We all have respect for Allah. We want to respect Allah. We want to love Allah we want to go out of our way for ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. The Prophet alayhi salam says, that if you have reverence for Allah subhanho wa taala, then you will have reverence for those people who are the elderly, meaning that the Prophet SAW Assam is pairing the love of Allah, with the love of the elderly mean that if I love Allah subhanaw taala, and I have reverence for Allah in my heart, then I will show reverence to those who are seniors, those who are, who are, who are higher than me in age, those who are those who are older than me who are elders of mine, I will show them respect
and this is why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says, in a hadith, a very know well known Hadith, that those who do not those who did not show kindness and tenderness to those who are younger, they are not from amongst us, at the same time, those who do not show respect and honor and reverence to our elderly. They're not for amongst us, meaning they're prophets, Allah, who I assume is telling us that part of this Muslim community and the way we do things is that when it comes to people who are younger, we will show them kindness and tenderness. And when it comes to our seniors, we have to show a great deal of respect. Now the last Hadith I want to share with you is a very well
known Hadith also, when it comes to our seniors and when it comes to our elders, especially when it comes to our parents. And the hadith is a well known Hadith Narrated by Abu Huraira Ravi Allahu taala. And where the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam he ascended the steps of the pulpit. And he said, I mean, I mean, I mean, and when the Sahaba they inquired that What was this about? We have never seen you, we have never witnessed you doing something of this type in this nature. Then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says that Jabra in Alehissalaam, he came to me, and he says to me, that men are the rock away, Oh, I heard the Houma the whoever finds their parents in an old
age, or one of them, or one of them, meaning that perhaps one of the parents passed away earlier on, but you found one of your parents in that old age. And the Prophet SAW was him saying that they did not serve them enough. They did not serve them, they did not take care of them, they not look after them, that in this case, made the curse of Allah subhanaw taala be upon this person. And the Prophet SAW Allah as somebody said, I mean, I mean, so think about this, first of all, you have the DUA, you have the supplication of Jabra Allah has some and we all know the status of Jubilee Allah He Islam. It is, I mean, he's not any ordinary angel. He is the most prestigious of all the angels. And then
you have the most prestigious of all the human beings Rasulullah sallallahu, ala he was sending them. And he says, I mean, when he hears this, the made the curse of Allah be upon this kind of person. And he says, I mean, so think about this, brothers and sisters, is that when we have a parent of ours, whether it's one or both parents, first of all, I pray to Allah that if our parents are alive, may Allah give them a long life from Allah Subhanallah keep them alive. And for those of us who have lost our parents, may Allah subhanho wa taala, enlightened their graves. And may Allah subhana, Allah gives us the ability to do what we have to do on our end, to show them reverence and
respect even after they have passed on. But the Prophet alayhi salam is teaching us that when it comes to your parents, and they reach that age, making sure that you are there with them, making sure that you're providing care for them. Even if you're living so many 1000s of miles away, how many times people are living in, you know, in Europe, they're living in America, they're living in South America, or Canada, and their parents are living in other countries across the world. How can you provide that care? How can you help them, you can send some money, you can send you know, send them gifts, you know, call them inquire about them. And today Subhanallah I remember the old age, I
remember the old days where you have to call and people used to yell on the phones and just to get a single simple message across today's Subhanallah there's so many mediums of communication, there's so many means of communication, that we can reach out and we can see them with video using you know, Wi Fi and so forth. There is no excuse Wallahi there is no excuse for a person who says that I cannot reach out to my parents or I cannot do something for them. So this is something that we learned from the Prophet SAW sent him how he treated and how he taught us how we should care for our seniors and our elderly. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to give us the ability to apply these kinds
of Hadith in our life, and inshallah in the next video, I will talk about what are some of the things that we can do to show respect to our seniors Inshallah, there's so much that we have learned also from our a hadith we'll talk about Inshallah, next video ask Allah to give us the ability to act upon who has been sent or hurt. I mean, does that Kamala had a salam Wa alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh in
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