Muhammad the Best Example #09 Respecting our Seniors

Nadim Bashir


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AI: Summary © The importance of showing respect for senior parents and elders during video conversations is emphasized, along with the need to prioritize older individuals. The speaker also emphasizes serving seniors' needs and giving priority when it comes to older individuals. The speaker discusses the importance of learning from the Prophet sallah Alayhi wa sallam's teachings and the need to stop the Dawa and respectfully treat older individuals. The speaker also touches on the importance of serving others and learning from people who want to be a king or ruler.
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so I'm on a coma Rahmatullah here but I care to Bismillah R Rahman Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi Germain I'm about in our previous video we talked about the Hadith of the Prophet SAW Salem showing and telling us about how we should respect our seniors and the importance of respecting our seniors. We talked about the Hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam where he says about the mindset that anyone who respects and shows honor to our seniors, then inshallah Allah will have someone in the future for us to show honor to us to the property some also taught us the reverence of Allah subhanho wa Taala is

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linked to the reverence of the seniors mean that if we love Allah subhanaw taala, and we show reverence to Allah, then showing respect to our seniors also is also very important. And then the final Hadith I shared with you last time was the importance of taking care of our senior parents, whether it's both of them or one of them. Today, inshallah I want to go through some practical examples. We learned from the life of the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that how do we show that respect in that reverence to our seniors and elders, the very first one is a Hadith Narrated by Abu Huraira. Ravi, Allah, Allah, I know where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that the

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young, the young should salute, send their salutations and they should make the salam and initiate the salaam, to those who are the elderly, meaning that it is our responsibility as the young that when it comes to the seniors that we make salaam to them, it is it is not upon them first, it is not upon the seniors that they should make salaam to the younger, but it is the younger who should go out of their way. And this goes across the board, whether it's children going and making salaam to the parents, whether it's the parents, seeking things that um, to their seniors, and their parents, and so forth. But this is something that we need to really teach and adopt this behavior, and this

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attitude within our families and within our own communities. And even let's just say there's a situation, let's just say there's a situation that the young does not come the young do not come and they make salaam first to the seniors, that in that situation also that seniors should not necessarily get upset. Why? Because we find even in the case of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that he was a senior to many of the children in Medina, but when he came to the children when he saw them playing, and he would come to them, the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam, he would go and mix them to them first. So what we learn is that the young should go to those who are older, and the

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young should go to those who are the seniors and make salam to them first is something that we learned from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Another thing that we can do is based on the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, that Djibouti Italia, he's Salam ordered me to give priority to the elderly. So this is a Prophet alayhi salam saying that gibril came to me. And he told me that when it comes to giving priority, we should give that to the elderly. That means that the Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and we learn from acetal, that whenever he was sitting down, whenever he would talk, whenever the time came to eat something or distribute

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something, he would always begin with the seniors, he will always begin with the elderly, whether it's serving food, and so forth. So this is something that we find and we should do is that when it comes to whether it's serving food, or giving out food, or giving out something, we should always start off with our elderly, we should always start off with the seniors of our family and the seniors of our community. We also find from the hadith of Rasulullah, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that one time there were a group of men who came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to talk to the profiler, about a certain issue that we're dealing with. It has mentioned that few the people

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who came there was one young person in that, and the rest were considered as seniors. When they came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the younger person began to speak up, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he made it a point. And he told the young person that you will get your turn later on, but at this point, I want the seniors to speak first. So when we are gathered, we should always give the priority to our seniors. Let them speak first. When it comes to getting opinions from others. We should always let those who are older than us. Let them give their opinion first. This is something that we learn from Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam

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Imagine sitting in a place and you see a senior walking in, you have a seat, you should get up and give that seat to the senior when you are in public transportation. If there is public transportation in your area, and you are, you're sitting on a seat, and you see a senior man or woman, may it be Muslim or they're not even a Muslim, it does not matter. But when you see a singer coming, then get up from your seat and give your seat away to the singer. This is what our deen has taught us. This is what our deen has told us to do, and how we should treat our singers. We also learn that when it comes to their needs, when it comes to like, for example, you see them picking up

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something how many times we go to the masjid, we see a senior walking and going there, you know that they're going to go get a chair, you should go and first and grab that chair and open that chair and put it down for them. Now sometimes, you know, you will have seniors who will say no, no, I want to do it myself. If they say they want to do it themselves, let them do it. But as as being a Muslim as being a follower of the deen of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. What has the Prophet alayhi salam taught us is that we should do and we should do the Edma. And we should serve our elderly. That means that once again, they're going to get something or they're trying to lift something

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they're trying to carry something, for example, something heavy, or even something light, you go out of your way, lift that for them, pick it up for them, put it in their car or wherever they need to, they want you to put it but make sure that you are there to serve the seniors. We also learn from the life of the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, that when he was approached by someone who was much older than him in age, and even if there is saying something to the Prophet SAW Allah while he was some that was wrong, the Prophet SAW Allah Assam always showed respect, he will not interrupt them, he will not become you know, defensive, he will not, you know, launch an attack against that

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person. In fact, we find in the case of ARTBA memorabilia, one of the most staunchest enemies of Islam, what happened was that when he came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he was really upset with the Prophet sallallahu ala he was sending them because these are the early days of Makkah. And the coloration, of course, because of the Dawa of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam they don't like the prerelease I'm giving Dawa. So now they are approaching the Prophet alayhi salam. And he says to the Prophet, Allah, He said, that, you know, that your grandfather and your father, they worship these things that you demean, and you speak negatively about, and what do you

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have to say about that? Are you think you're better than them? Do you think you're better than them? And once again, what's about is is much older in age Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, because of his age because of the fact that he's a senior and out of respect, because of his age, not because of his Arcada. But because of his age. Rasulullah Salallahu Salam, he stayed quiet, he never responded. Then he says, Then he tells the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that what exactly do you want from all this? What do you want from all this? Do you want? Do you want wealth? We will give you wealth. Do you want women we'll give you women? Do you want to be a king and a ruler? We

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will make you a king and a ruler. Whatever you want. We'll give it to you. But you need to stop this. You need to stop this Dawa, and so forth. And that is when Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he asked artha that are you done? And see once again, the probability someone's being respectful. He doesn't agree to him. But the fact that he's older than him, the Prophet of Islam is showing some reverence. He never never interrupted him. He let him finish. And once he was finished, then the Prophet SAW Allah Who are you some says he recites sort of facilite Jaime 10 zero middle Rama Rahim kitab. And firstly, to whom Quran and Arabic, they call me Allah moon, but she don't want

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to be at all and he recited so many more I yet. And this is when Autobot got this idea that there is no way Rasulillah Salam will stop giving Dawa and there's no way he will stop fulfilling his mission. But the idea is that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was not disrespectful to Ottawa because of his age because of the fact that he's considered a senior. We also learn that when it comes to the seniors, we learn from the seal of the prophets of salaam that we should go to the seniors, and we should not expect the seniors to come to us. How do we learn that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when he went to Mecca and he conquered Maga. At that time, remember the

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story of Uncle Hoffa the story of the father of obika robiola on he was against the fact that obika left his family when he went for Hijra when he went to Medina, he migrated to Medina, he was against the fact that his his son, just left but later on Allah subhanho wa Taala open his heart. But the point is this when the time came for him to accept Islam obika Rhodiola and he brought his father all the way to the Prophet sallallahu

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He was salam. And what are the Prophet SAW? Allah has some say? He says, Yeah, the Abubaker It is not right, you should have told me I would have gone to your father, he is so much more senior than I am. And subhanAllah we learn from this, that the Prophet SAW Selim is the prophet of Allah, there is no question about the status of the province of Sanlam. In terms of piety, in terms of our in terms of knowledge, he is way above Kochava. But knowledge and these are things that are put on one side, and no matter what the level of our knowledge is, and no matter what our piety level is, when it comes to our seniors, we put all that aside, and we have to go to our seniors, we have to serve

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our seniors. So the Prophet sallallahu, somebody is telling obika, that you should have told me I would have rather gone to him, rather than you put him in difficulty and bring him all the way here. And that is when obika The Allah and he says that I you are more deserving of him coming, you are more deserving of him coming to you that you are going to him. But once again, the Prophet SAW Allah some he made this point very clear to walk out of your time that you should tell me and I will go to him why, because he's a senior, for him to get up for him to put on his shoes. For him sometimes to get out of the comfort of his home is quite difficult. And this is this is the reality when it comes

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to our seniors. So that's why we should not do anything that could put our seniors, their health, their comfort in jeopardy. Rather, we should go out of our way to help people out And subhanAllah you know, whether it's a Muslim or non Muslim, it does not matter what law he does not matter. We see any person who is a senior, we should go to have a way to help them out. Sometimes, you know, go to your own neighbors and you will find out that they have seniors living at their own homes, and you should tell your neighbor that you know you have seniors at home, if there's anything that you need from me, please do let me know. And so Subhanallah this is something that us this is us going

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out of our way to help someone who is in need someone who is you know, who is much senior than us and age and inshallah if we serve them. Allah will appoint someone to serve us when we grow in our age and one day when we become seniors. I ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to give all of us ability to apply these beautiful teachings of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in our daily life Amira blind I mean Desikan Mala Assalamu alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

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