Respecting Each Other’s Differences

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I begin by praising Allah subhanho wa Taala thanking Allah subhana wa Taala for all the near misses a blessing that he has given us. Whether we are aware or unaware of them. We ask Allah subhana wa Taala to continuously bestow upon us His mercy and His blessings. And I begin by sending our salaams and peace and blessings and salutations. upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to keep us steadfast upon the DNA of Muhammad sallahu wa salam, may Allah subhanho wa Taala protect our upcoming generations and allow them to be steadfast upon the dino Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam May Allah take us away from this dunya while we are on the Milla of the

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Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us amongst our makers amongst those who are close to the Prophet saw them on the Day of Judgment, and may Allah subhanho wa taala, grant all of us his companionship, that companionship of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam and gentle for those of Allah Amira, Bella Alameen.

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Brothers and sisters, there's a word in the English language that we really need to understand, respect.

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The word is respect. Many of us when we talk about this term respect, the first thing that our mind goes to is the respect between a parent and a child, how the child should be respectful to their parents, or the relationship between a husband and a wife and how they should be respectful towards one another. But today, I want to talk about the word respect in a different dimension from a different aspect altogether. And this word respect the I want to address the aspects I want to cover is from a communal perspective, from a community perspective. Because first of all, is that the reason I told you these hotbar and it's just appropriate is that we are going through the sacred

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months, as we all know the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he has mentioned that there are four sacred months in the Islamic lunar calendar, there is the either the hijab in Muharram. And then he mentioned that Rajab, which comes later during the year, and not only that Allah subhanho wa taala. He says in the Quran, that in that issue there in the law, he's now shahada on Viki tabula Yama halacha Sama, where it will allow the minha arbeiten forum, there are four months of sacredness, and then Allah subhanho wa Taala says at the end of this year, for now, totally Morphe in the second that Do not oppress one another, meaning that even if the if even long time ago if people were

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fighting in these four months fighting with CS, and they were trying to get along with each other, so when we're talking about when we are in the month of Muharram, then it's very important that and this is why I chose the concept of respect and how we need to respect each other in a community.

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We have come across an idea that we have heard so many times and we have heard so many hood buzz about the concept of unity. Allah says in the Quran, wow. Tasi mu B Hubballi. La Hey Jimmy, I know Allah for Rocco, the hold on to the rope of Allah subhanho wa Taala and do not differ. Now when this word differ is used. A lot of times we don't understand that what does being what is being different mean? Because we you know, when we look at the English language we look at within our limited capacity, because many of us think that was the movie Hobbit in Nigeria and what that means that do not differ with one another meaning that everyone has to agree to the same thing and everyone has to

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come on the same platform and everyone has to be on the same page. And that is not the definition and

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The meaning of this idea, or some people, they translate this IRD, understand this idea that do whatever you want to do, no one criticizes one another whether the action is right or it is wrong, it is ethically right, ethically wrong. It doesn't matter. Don't criticize one another, Let everyone do whatever they want to do. And this is everyone getting along.

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But when you and I when we go back into history, and we study the community of Rasulullah, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, because that was the best community, because it was led by the best man ever to set foot on the faces Earth. We have to learn from the community of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. When we look at the Sahaba, were the Sahaba few in number no, there were not few a number they were there were a great amount of Sahaba, especially towards the end of the life of the prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And a lot of times we think, we think that when there are too many people, then groups grouping is inevitable difference of opinion, or being divided into

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different opinions is inevitable. And yes, according to social psychology, it is inevitable. It is inevitable. But when you and I will say the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the province of southern was able to manage that unity among so many 1000s of Sahaba, the ultra unknown? How did that happen? How did that happen? The problem didn't manage it, which means that it is something that can be managed. That does not mean that the Sahaba never differed with each other. Does that mean that the Sahaba never disagreed with each other? No, they did disagree with each other. But then they understood that there is something called the concept of being respectful once

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again. And before unity comes into the picture, we have to be respectful towards one another. And Allah subhanho wa taala, he has taught us, there are so many ways that we can be respectful towards one another, to begin with. Allah subhanho wa Taala forget about different in the Muslim community, and how we attack each other. Forget about the Muslim community, Allah subhanho wa Taala addresses our relationship, the relationship of the Muslim community, and the non Muslim community, people who believe in other faiths besides Islam. And yes, we would disagree with their theology. We disagree with the things that they believe in. But at the same time, Allah subhanho wa Taala taught us

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manners, he says, Let the Cebu levena You had your own I mean, dunya Allah, He for your Subala are the one behind him. And this is a problem within our Muslim community. Unfortunately, and this is a this is a lack of our understanding or lack of maturity, unfortunately, that a lot of times when I say the word respect, we think that the word respect and agree is synonymous. No, they're not. I can disagree, but I can be respectful. The Sahaba did disagree, but they were respectful. A lot of times as as, as your children grow up, they become their adolescents. And then they become young adults, and they become young professionals, and so forth. Later on, they may disagree with your parents.

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And that happens a lot of times, your parents give you an advice, we take another advice, but we can never be disrespectful to our parents. And a lot of times we think we really, really think that if this person disagrees with me, he's being disrespectful to me. There are two different words. How many times in a relationship between a mother in law and daughter in law, or the relationship between the parents and children? They disagree and they feel like they have been disrespected? No, they're not. They're two different words, two different entities altogether. The Sahaba Donham. In some cases, they disagreed with Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. They disagreed when the

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Prophet Salam he agreed when he agreed to the terms of the Quraysh and who Davia. But were they disrespectful? No, they were not disrespectful. The Sahaba disagreed, but they were the disrespectful. They were never disrespectful. They were respectful. So Allah subhanho wa Taala teaches us that even when it comes to other people's faiths, you have to be respectful, do not curse their religion, do not say negative things about their religion, because in turn, they will say negative things about Allah subhanho wa taala. And do you want Allah do we any of us want Allah to be viewed in a negative light, none of us want to want that. So then Allah says do not do that to

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others either. When Allah subhanho wa taala, he addresses Musa Allah Islam, he says, For Kula Allah who call Elena, when you go to sit down and you talk to him, be humble about it, be calm about it, be cool about it. So this is something that is very important when it comes to respect respect for other people, too. That once again does not mean that I'm agreeing with their theology. It means I'm respecting I'm not going to say anything negative, or rude or disagree.

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respectful because they can do the same thing. But I want to go through what happens in our own community too. Because I don't want to talk about too much of, you know us and when it comes to interfaith and so forth, but I want to talk about what goes on in our own community.

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Today in our own community, we have many people who contribute to Deen in different ways. First of all, is that when you say the life of the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,

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there is an ayah in I believe so Ali Emraan it isn't Sudha and Ron Allah subhanho wa Taala he says Nakada man Allahu Allah, meaning Allah subhanho wa Taala had mercy upon the OMA is Bartha fee him Rasool unfussy him when Allah sent a prophet from within them, and what will this prophet do? There are three things essentially what this prophet will do. Number one is yet to allow him to he, he will recite the book of Allah he will recite the ayat of Allah subhanho wa taala. In essence, what is that that is conveying the message in Arabic is called W. W naught in that sense, were brothers, they get together at the masjid, the word to believe in Arabic, you pick up an Arabic dictionary,

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the word to believe in essence means conveying the message. It means conveying the message, though, so whether a person goes and knocks on the door of another Muslim and brings them to the masjid, or people are standing on the side of the road or going in different places across town and setting up booths about Islam and teaching people about Islam. That in essence is troubling. That is conveying the message. So this was one of the responsibilities the Prophet SAW Salem. Then the other thing that Prophet alayhi salam he would do is what you have to honor him if he were yuzaki him he would purify the people and this comes down to purification to Ischia to knifes, and there are people who

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focus on test kiya to knifes. And then he says where you are living whom will kita but will Hikmah and they will teach The Book of Allah and they will teach their hikma whether it is Hikmah whether it's a sunnah of the Prophet, sunnah, whatever the Moon Festival have mentioned, I don't want to go into that on that topic right now. But the prophet son will also teach meaning that there are three things about something he would do in his life, he will either do Talim, He will teach either you determinate, he will convey the message of Allah, or he will do Tez Kia. Now there are people in our own community who are engaged in all these three different areas or in one of these areas. But what

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unfortunately happens in our community is that we're always busy criticizing someone else. The people who are engaged in Tallinn may may criticize those who are not doing Talim, those who are doing who might criticize others who are not doing who, those who are involved in Teskey. And a lot of times we just go out and talking attacking other people. For example, there's one concept of the soul wolf that does exist in our books in our Islamic books. But yet people very lightly and re loosely they start attacking people who belong to the to the soul of group who are heavily involved with the soul, Wolf, if you don't know the history of the soul, Wolf, then don't say anything about

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it. And if people are more engaged in vicar, then let them be that I'm not saying and someone may come to me after the goodbye and say, well, if they're doing something against the Sunnah of the Prophet SAW Salem, then why should we just stay quiet? And the answer to that question is that if you have the act, the absolute amount of knowledge that you can say something about it, then you say something about it. Otherwise, please, be respectful, remain quiet in that kind of situation. Let people of knowledge take care of that kind of situation. But every single time there are people criticizing each other. There are people who are more politically affiliated when it comes to

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political affiliation. There's always issues going on community, we have to understand that if one person sides with one party one person sighs with another party, the letter be be respectful about it. I mean, just not long ago, even in this community, in this community, people are getting upset. Why are they why are they favoring this party over that party and so forth. Once again, in America, you can do whatever you want to you can agree with wherever you want. There are people in this community who have gone and voted for such candidates. There are some people in this community have gone and voted for other candidates. Let it be if that's what you believe in, then be respectful

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towards one another. And then not only that, when it comes to activism, there are some people who who they like to go out and volunteer, they want to go to soup kitchens, they want to go to pantries, they want to go and help out over there. There are some people who are more civically engaged than others. For them. That's their contribution to their Deen. That is what keeps them connected to being that is what keeps them connected to Islam. There are some people who like to go out and be part of protests and so forth. But the point I'm trying to make is that every single time you hear that everyone is attacked

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knocking each other. And once again go back to the CETA of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and every single Sahabi was not the same. Every single Sahaba was not the same. There were some who did other things. There were some who were who used to write letters for the Prophet SAW Selim, and that was their contribution to the redeem. There was some Sahaba Athan that went out and they were brave and they could fight in the battlefields. And that's what they did. There were some people who would go and discuss with others and try to bring people together. That was their way of their contribution of this Deen. So whatever we're doing, at the end of the day, we need to stop fighting

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with each other. And that is the meaning of ROTC movie Habibollah, you Jimmy and Walter for Rocco, that at the end, they be respectful towards one another, and together hold on to the role of Allah subhanho wa taala. And be respectful of what they're doing. Because Allah gave you the Tofik of doing one thing. And he never and he gave and think about this, if everyone did the same thing, who would take care of all the other aspects of life, no one would. So this is why ALLAH SubhanA has scattered us in different ways. And this is something that we all have to really, and bear in mind and really bring into our heart of how we need to be careful of each other's feelings. And when it

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comes to each being respectful towards one another. Not only that, especially where do the disagreements take place, when it comes to Islamic knowledge. And the very first thing I will say is Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the Quran, call Holly yester will live in a Yala moon, well let the

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people who have knowledge and people who don't have knowledge, they're not alike. And once again, unfortunately, what's happening in our day and time is that we're actually going away from the true way of learning and studying. In fact, there is there was a book there's a book on the subject of education, written by a guy or a person by the name of Rudolph where, and he writes about Islamic education. He writes about how education should be learned and how it should be disseminated. He talks about how education spread in Western Africa, you wrote a book called by by the name of walking by the Quran. And in this book, he actually talks about he said something interesting, he

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says, that as we are going through in time, he says, that we are, we are instead of learning from one another, we are going away from that, and we are learning in other ways. We are learning he says exactly embodied transmission is being dominated by disembodied consumption. This is his exact words in the book. And what that means is that long time ago, people will go and they will learn directly from the Sangha, Allahu alayhi, wa salam, and then the tab you're in, went to the Sahaba, and they learn from them. And then the third time we went to the tambourine, and dishonored the Sizzler, it goes all the way and knowledge reaches us. And what Rudolph were saying is, that will now we are

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approaching a time, where instead of learning from other people, we're learning from online, a person goes online today to some websites, some websites, few websites, here and there, they pick up a hot body learn something, and they give, they give a talk, or they learn something small, and all of a sudden, everyone becomes a shear. And when a person, when a person who has given years of their life, years of their life, they have made this as their profession of life. They did not go into medicine, they never went into it. They never went into engineering, they focused on this. Unfortunately, what happens is people who don't belong to this profession, people who have not given

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years and years of their life to this profession, and studying and teaching and knowledge and so forth, they feel like they have a right to question and to object, the person who knows.

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If you and I, when we go to our doctor, when the doctor says, Take this medication, we don't say you know what, I disagree with you.

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You know what I disagree with, you know, wherever the doctor says, You believe it right away, you take his judgment, you understand his expertise, and you take into consideration his experience, that this is what he has dedicated his life to. When I go to the when I go to the mechanic shop. And I say there's something wrong with my car. And he says, This is what's wrong with your car and you get it fixed. You put your car in his hands, we don't sit there and start debating that person. When it comes to any other matter. We put our knowledge we put our reliance on the other person if there's one place if there's one place where we always have to have an opinion. The mind scholar

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said this in my check said this and that's fine. You are every single person is entitled to their opinion. But what's wrong is when people begin to debate or challenge

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The person who has given years of their life to this to this matter when they have given years of their life to studying or lwml Islamia that is the problem. And this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala even the Quran he says, oh you people who believe yeah you will live up to your Allah What are your own Rasulullah that follow and obey Allah and His Prophet Salam what will remain calm and what will remain calm according to majority of the oil Ahmadi say that this is in reference to the people of knowledge, the oil. While today many people have used this people who are in the position of leadership or people who are in the position of government, and so forth, many of them have uses

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this idea of the Quran to their advantage that whatever I tell you, and whatever I decide, that's it, you have to go by that that's not what this ayah is saying. This is saying go back to the knowledge that people have knowledge and ask them and even if you disagree with them, you have to show a level of respect. Imam Malik Muhammad Allah Allah as you all know, he was considered as Imam without on the hijab, the Imam of Medina, there was another scholar during his time in Egypt, whose name was Imam layth Abu Saad. Now they both agreed a lot with each other immensely with each other. In my mother, for example, was of the opinion that the armor of the admin Medina the actions of the

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people of Medina is the highest level of sunnah. This is in his ossola.

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Whereas Abu layth Imam Abu layth said that I heavily disagree with this concept and this, this, this, this also will email Muhammad Allah Ali, but yet they learn how to be respectful towards one another. Imam Abu layth. The Imam ladies did not go on the member and he did not say that you know what, Imam Malik is a corrupt scholar. He never said anything negative right in my money. But today we see that happening today. People are not finished time every time you see a video on YouTube, one scholar calling another scholar deviant people who don't have knowledge calling the scholar deviant and this person is deviant that person is deviant. And we don't know how to be respectful towards

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one another. If that person is deviant, let's just say if he's deviant. Have you gone to that person? Have you sat down with that person? Have you shown your adult to that person? No, in most cases, not. Imam Malik. Rahmatullah Alayhi then one time sent a letter to a to Imam later Busan that my daughter is getting married, and there is a perfume that is sold in Egypt. And I would like to give that perfume to my daughter as a wedding gift. Can you please send me something from Egypt? Imam layth was so respectful and so loving towards my Malik that he not just sent only one box, he sent a caravan of gifts for Imam Malik Rahmatullah. Golly, that's what you call a dub and respect at

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the end of the day, and my mother comes along, I leave here I know what to do with all of them. He gave all his woman folk and then he sold the rest that he had. But when Imam lave came to Medina, Imam Malik Hamdulillah, I presented him a plate of Medina dates. And in turn, Imam lays a Busan, he returned that plate with with gold because Imam Nate was a rich, he was a rich scholar. So he sent that played back to Imam Malik, full of gold. These are how this is how people were respectful. Even Mr. Trudeau, the Ultra, an enormous hubbub, we don't hear of any encounter or any kind of story where they butted heads with each other. But did you know that there were over 100 matters in FIP,

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where they disagree with each other, but yet, they never went after each other. They never made YouTube videos attacking each other. They never went to each other in front of everyone and said, I disagree with you. We have to learn respect at the end of the day, how to be respectful towards everyone. Everyone in our community are doing something good. They're helping out Islam in some way. Let's try to learn how to get along. Let's try to learn how to be respectful. And let's appreciate each other. It's a hobby, in fact, going back to the story of almond milk, and even MISS ROSE when someone asked when someone asked him that Who should I learn Quran from? Who shall I study from? You

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know what he said? Even the person he disagrees with or Monica, he says go and learn from

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Bob, because he's one of the greatest scholars of our time. That is what he said. So why can we not be respectful towards each other? Let's do that. Let's let's stop fighting with each other and focusing our attention on each other. And let's focus our attention on the bigger issues in our community. There are bigger fish to fry in our community if you understand what I'm trying to say. There are bigger fish to fry in our community. There are bigger issues to tackle. There are bigger issues that are coming our way Wallahi there are bigger issues coming our way that we need to tackle but yet we're not busy. We don't get time from this bickering this internal bickering of one

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another. So I asked her

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wasn't behind with Allah, that He gives us the ability to unite our hearts. I ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to respect give us the ability to be respectful towards one another and ask Allah subhanho wa Taala that anyone who's doing any kind of effort of Deen, who's helping out, it was contributing to Islam in any capacity may Allah subhanaw taala give them to feed to do more and more. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect every single person who's contributing who's doing anything good May Allah Subhan protect them. May Allah subhanaw taala give them Jessa in this dunya and akhira Amira Bella and I mean medical law Hello and welcome Philippa and all them when I find out well yeah combine it

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Muhammad going back to Allah Ibrahim Allah al Ibrahim in the comida Maria about one more last thing I do want to mention before I conclude my Hooda is where we need to show respect also is people if I am a religious person, I come to the masjid I read a code on I do everything. I live my life as a Muslim I dress like a Muslim I wear the hijab whatever it is, there are people who are not so much religious, be respectful towards them also, a lot of times we show disrespect to people because we feel that we are superior than them. No one is superior than each other. Only Allah subhanaw taala will decide who is superior and yes, taqwa comes into the picture to no doubt, but at the same time

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we cannot feel that others are inferior to us. If Allah wants just like Allah made us religion, Allah religious, Allah can make them religious and Allah subhanaw taala swap places. Always be respectful towards one another, always be loving towards one another. May Allah subhanaw taala give all of us ability to act what's been sent or hurt along Munsell Islam when was Simeon Allahu Allah Islam when Muslim if equally makan Allah sunnah Allah Maha Levana Wofford Bella Donna was the holiday was free Madonna will often win with Alana Wareham Mota and our could be the Nyla Cooley Hi walsim Nam In coalition waffles and I'm included Lloyd Aloha moccasin Ramakrishna Tikka Mata Mata

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