Nadim Bashir – Revival #17 – Equity and Equality in Islam

Nadim Bashir
AI: Summary © The speakers discuss the importance of individuals and their rights in the creation of the world, emphasizing the need for individuals to find their own way in the creation of the world and balance. They stress the importance of justice and equity across the board for treating everyone equally, citing beautiful stories and a woman named Mr. Mac Hospitality who lost his job due to actions. They emphasize the need for justice to be served across the board and mention a woman named Makoto who had a conversation with a Christian man about wanting to stay in Barcelona.
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salam Wa alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh Bismillah R Rahman Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah him Mohammed vida, Li was a big marine was selling with esteem and cathinone cathedral my bad Subhanak Allah at Marina in lemma Island tener in Mecca antitumor Hakeem Frobisher Lee so today we are silly MD waterlogged them listening if the hook only about once again welcome to everyone watching. I ask Allah subhana wa Taala to accept our pm our CM our do us our T Dawa our ADKAR any height that we do the month Ramadan May Allah magnified it may Allah subhana wa Tada accept from all of us, Mirabella al Amin. So today I want to talk about something

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once again continuing this series of the 77 branches of faith. And the one thing I want to talk about today is something that you and I we hear every single Jamar, every single Friday in the hotbar at the end of the hotbar we hear this one idea every time in law higher moral Bill addley when he said we're either the quarterback when handed fascia he will monkey well both. Yeah, either coming under the karoun. This is an ayah from Surah Nahal where Allah subhanho wa Taala he begins the AI by saying that Allah orders you, Allah commands you to do what to be just so what is the meaning of justice? What does Islam say about justice? Of course, there's so much that can be

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mentioned. And by the way, with every single branch of faith that we have covered so far, and the ones that we will cover Inshallah, in the future. There is so much brothers and sisters that can be mentioned, books and books have been written on each of those subject matters. I'm taking just one or two points from each matter from each branch of faith and just sharing them with you. And hopefully inshallah you will learn and you will study on your own, and you will expand upon those branches of faith on your own Middleburg. Alameen. So coming back to Justice, first of all, is that one of the things that we learned from the CEDAW, the Prophet sallallahu, it was some as I mentioned

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yesterday about rights, Allah subhanho wa Taala he institutionalized rights, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam greatest mind for it, and this mindset of everyone, that everyone has rights, but the one thing that also the Prophet salallahu, it was something he really institutionalized was that there is going to be a justice system. See, when going back to the seed of the Prophet, when the Prophet saw some became a prophet, there was a lot of injustice is taking place in society. And there is no doubt in the fact that there will always be injustice is always in the world wherever we may be. And this is why for those people who have always been a victim of injustice, Allah subhanho

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wa Taala reminds us every single raka incident Fatiha Maliki Omid Dean, if there's anyone who is going to be the Owner of the Day of Judgment, in the King of the Day of Judgment, it is Allah subhanho wa taala. Today in this dunya I may be a victim of injustice, but in the hereafter wama Rob Booker be Melilla, RB, the opposite of justice is volume. Allah says Allah will never do against anyone on the Day of Judgment. Anyone who is deserving of justice justice will be served. Anyone who's a criminal, anyone who's guilty, justice will be served against them too. So justice will be served for people justice will be served against people on the Day of Judgment. So this is something

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we have to keep in mind at all times. So Hala, when we talk about justice Imam Ghazali begins in his book when he talks about justice. He says that let's take a step back and understand how Allah subhanaw taala is just and he says that Allah subhanaw taala is not just simply just in his affairs, but Subhanallah even the way he created his dunya Allah subhanaw taala challenges us in the Quran. He challenges people who reject Allah subhanho wa Taala that try to find a deficiency in this creation of the skies in the earth. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, look and ponder and try to find a problem, but you will never find a problem problem. So mercurial Basara Corradini and calibre II

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they can bustle ha see and wha hoo ha ha See, Allah says that you can keep on trying to find but your eyes will keep on coming back and they will lose meaning that they will suffer a defeat when you try to find a deficiency in the creation of the skies of the earth. You will

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not find that, and Imam Ghazali mentioned that Allah subhanaw taala is not just simply just in his affairs, he is even just in his creation, look at the way he has created and he has constructed this machine and this body of ours, how balanced everything is, this is what balance is. Because when you have a society, for example, that has no justice, then there is an imbalance. Imagine if Allah subhanaw taala created us and there were imbalances, then we will have major issues with our body and with our health. So this is why when we look at the sky and the earth around us, when we look at the system, the overall system that Allah has created this dunya it is an amazing, perfect system.

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And so this is why we always ponder on how amazing Allah subhanho wa Taala is. And this is why one of the the attributes of Allah subhanaw taala is that he is the ideal, he is the jest. And in this dunya there are there are in justices that take place, no doubt, when the hereafter he will be the absolute just one. And subhanAllah. We also find even in the Quran, there are so many different words, that when we talk about justice, I want to quickly just talk about that. And, and I want you to pay attention to this because this can become a little confusing, but at the end of the day, you will find this quite amazing. See when we talk about the word justice, justice is actually a

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component of two other words, and this is from an Islamic perspective too. There is equality, you and I we have heard and a lot of times we find that justice and equality are synonyms to one another and indeed they are no doubt. But there is another word that we usually do not or we are not either aware of it are we simply overlook and that is the word equity. I don't mean the equity like you put in your house, especially if you look if you understand the American mortgage system. I'm not talking about I'm not talking about that equity. There is another form of equity where you have an impartial system where you have a very balanced system where you have an unbiased system. See in our

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deen there are two different words that we find in the Quran. Like for example, ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada says in the law, how you're able moko saline. So moko saline is a word that comes to the word paste. Now paste means equity. When you have the word Aladdin like I shared with you before in Allaha, Mordovian, then that is a reference to equality. Now when it comes to social status, when it comes to race, religion, ethnicity, gender, in our deen, every everything is equal. Okay? If a man does wrong, there is gonna be there gonna be consequences if a woman does wrong, there are going to be consequences. When it comes to coming close to Allah subhanho wa taala. A man has the same amount

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of opportunities and the woman has the same amount of opportunities. When it comes to race. There is no one race that is better than another race in our deen. Rather it comes down to your taqwa Allah says in archroma combined Allah He at Arkham. So when it comes to these kinds of things, there is equality and there is and this equality is served across the board. But when we talk about equity, these are two different words and they are used in two different ways. Let me give you an example. Let's take a cat for example. We all know that we all have to give us a cut. Now just imagine and we all know that 2.5% is what we usually give. And there are some certain conditions that we have to

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fulfill in order for us to give zakat. But just imagine if ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala would have said that everyone has to give zakat, regardless of your situation. that would that would be equality, right? That wouldn't be equality that everyone has to give. Now Allah subhanaw taala is being fair with everyone Allah is being equal with everyone and that will be fine. But then that will be something wrong to you know why? Because then what about a poor person who is not in a situation to give money, he is so poor or she is so in need, that they are they are looking for someone to give them money on the other hand. So while we may think that Islam is only about equality, there are

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many situations where it's not about equality, and it's about equity. And this is where zakat when we talk about zakat, this is where equity comes into the picture, that Allah made it a rule that everyone has gives a cut, but then there are rules and conditions that are stipulated by our deen that if you fall into this category, you don't give us a god but then you have to you will receive the cut. There are some certain situations that you may have something but because of other other reasons, you may not have to give us a cut. So while this rule is in place for everyone, but Allah Subhan Allah does also apply some equity in this kind of situation. And this is how they

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And when you apply equality and equity, then this is why you have a very balanced society, you have those who have a lot, they are given by Allah, they are blessed by Allah, they give their money to those who are in need, and those who are in need, and they use it for their own means. And then Allah will return in Allah for Baraka, in the wealth of the person who gives sadaqa in Zakat, and now that Allah will protect their wealth, and then the more they have, the more they will keep on giving. And this is how the cycle goes in our society. So this is the definition of equality and equity. You know, subhanAllah, if you look even on, you know, if you go on even Googling, you even

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just put equality versus equity, you will see it, you know, you'll see a picture a very amazing picture of three people standing on some wooden cartons, and each of them are trying to see and watch a baseball game. And it shows a quality, that means that each of their wooden boxes are equally the same. But one person is very tall, the other person has a medium height, and other person is a child, and they're short. So yet, they all are treated equally, but they're not able to see what they want to see. On the other hand, when you apply this in a society, and you apply equity in society, then everyone is going to be treated slightly differently. But then everyone's going to

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be fulfilling their objective. Even when you when you look and you study about, you know the about men and women. When it comes to men and women, as I said earlier, coming close to Allah subhanaw taala, the rules are the same. But at the same time, when you look at fic, when you look when you study Islamic jurisprudence, and how they both are slightly treated, that's a sign that there is equity there. So there is equality and other matters. But then in some equity, there's equity in other matters, Allah subhanaw taala has given certain responsibilities to the man. Now if Allah subhanaw taala, were to say that I'm going to be equal and Allah were to give everyone the same

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responsibilities, then that would have not been functional. That's why Allah subhana wa Taala says, when it comes to responsibilities, everyone's going to be equal, that I'm going to give people responsibilities. But in terms of what the responsibilities exactly are, then there's going to be equity. And this is why we need to understand this, that this, our beautiful Dean has taught us these things. And a lot of times we don't pay attention to these things. But these things do exist within our then finally, I want to quickly share with you a very beautiful story of Omaha, Viola. And because when we talk about justice in general, there has to be justice across the board. Justice

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between you know, when it comes to treating, for example, our children, there has to be a certain level of justice, not money when Bashir, his father, one time came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he said that I want to give my son Norman a gift. And the Prophet saw some asked him that, do you have other children? And he says, Yes. And he says, Are you going to give everyone a gift? And he says, No. Then the person says, well, then I want nothing to do with this. And the reason why the Prophet said that is because the prophets of Saddam was asked by the father of Norman even Bashir, that can you be the one who will give that gift to Norman. So the Prophet someone says,

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I want nothing to do with this injustice, there is injustice clearly being done here. And I don't want any part of it. Now, of course, I do understand even as being a parent, that, you know, when it comes to children, not all children are going to be treated alike. Every single family has different circumstances in different situations. But there has to be some certain rules that are going to be applied to everyone. And then there are some smaller details that will be different with every single child, I understand that even when it comes to our employees, if there are employees, and we are the employer, or I'm a boss, or I'm a supervisor, making sure that I treat everyone equally I

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make sure I treat everyone with honor, dignity and respect to not show favoritism to one over the other that is part of our deen also. So when it comes to when it comes to justice, justice has to be served across the board. Even today, Islam in some teaches us that we need to be a be a supporter of social justice, we need to call out for social justice, we need to call a we need to call out or we need to be against

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against social injustice is when we see people in our society that they are being treated wrong, or their rights are being violated their rights are being violated simply because of their color or simply because of their religion or simply because of the language that they speak. We do stand up against that. And this is why it is so important that we are always about justice always making sure that we create a balance in our life and create a balance in our society. So once again, that brings me to the subject and the story of Mr. Macabre the Lacan inshallah finish on this. Do the title Hominem hottub. You know, Islam had flourished immensely, and he had assigned a governor in Egypt by

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I'm leaving also the EULA. And I'm leaving us with the oath, I had a son by the name of Muhammad. Now Muhammad was an amazing horseman. And he used to always raise people, and he was always, you know, entering into competitions and so forth. It just so happened one day that he came across a person who was not a Muslim. And he was, you know, in this, this horse racing, he was in this horse race. And he, you know, because he would always win, he was, you know, he felt very arrogant about this. It just so happened that in that race, he lost, and this Christian man won the race. And this was something that was very difficult. I mean, think about this, imagine you always win, win, win,

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win, win, and then you suffer a defeat, you know, it's always a talk of town, always people are making a big deal out of it. So when he lost, he felt very humiliated. So what he did was that he struck and he hit that Christian man, now the Christian might have felt violated that, you know, I beat you fair and square. And on the other hand, you're gonna hit me, you're gonna abuse me, just because, you know, your father is, you know, the governor of Egypt, you feel like that you have that, you know that, that leeway in that free hand to do to do to me whatever you want. So he began to go around, and he began to inquire that who is going to serve justice in this kind of situation?

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See, he understands that, oh, he's thinking to himself that if I go to the governor of Egypt, he may just like overlook the matter. I mean, just like today, we see so many times, there are people who are guilty, but they're roaming the roads, and they're roaming our society. And they have been, you know, declared as innocent. And there are unfortunately, people who are in our prison system, that they are actually innocent, but they have been declared guilty. So we find that kind of situation. So here, he's thinking, if I go to his father, his father may just put the mayor to the side. So he says, Let me you know, let me inquire. And when he inquired, people told him that why don't you go

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to a comedy club. Now he went to Omaha all the time. And he told him about the story. And all my Mahatama immediately see, once again, on Monday, Makoto was all about justice. He wants to set the record straight, and want to send a message to all his governors and their families, and to all the Muslim world lands, that justice will always be served. So what happened was, he sent a letter for Ahmed bin OS and his son to come to Medina, immediately, they came to Medina. And when they came, first of all the almighty Mahatama call this man call this Christian man, and by the way, I'm gonna I'm gonna hop out, show him so much hospitality that during the few days, while he was in Medina, he

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gave him a place to stay, gave him food, you know, took care of him, really took care of him, showed him hospitality. And then when they came, he gave him the stick. He said, There's a stick right there, take it, and you hit him, strike him the way he struck you. So he did exactly that. And then he came to give that stick to Omaha pub. Now I'm going to help Tom says, You know what, don't give me the steak, take it and go and put it on the head, go and put it on the head of AMI webinars. So this Christian man is like getting like scared that he's getting like, you know, he's feeling very awkward. You know, you told me to hit him, I understand that. So now we're even, but you want me to

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go and put the stick on the head of AMI menos? And he says, yes, go do that. And then I'm going to have said, the reason I did this is for you to understand, I'm moving to us all the time, that this is something that is unacceptable for it to happen while you are the leader of that land, that you should be more vigilant and you should be more careful about this kind of situation. And this scent and now that but then only ricotta have said that, oh even us since when have people become slaves when they were born free from the wombs of their mothers, like you're treating this man as if he's your slave. But he's a free man. So this is this is really a very strong story that demonstrates

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what justice is all about in our deen and how to Hapa when he saw an injustice taking place, he immediately he never waited. He immediately went after the injustice and he set the record straight. And he sent a very strong, effective and efficient message to everyone that injustice is by anyone towards anyone will not be tolerated. That's what our deen is. So ask Allah subhanaw taala that he gives the ability to be just in all of our matters. I ask Allah subhana wa Taala that he makes us for amongst those who are those who serve justice. May Allah subhanaw taala make us are amongst those who serve others in the fist in this dunya May Allah not make us amongst those who cheat

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