Nadim Bashir – The Fortunate #08 – The Smiling of the Prophet Muhammad

Nadim Bashir
AI: Summary © The Prophet sallha's success was highlighted in the success of the Prophet sallha campaigns, including fundraising for Muslims. The importance of smile in breaking the ice and preventing stress is emphasized, along with the need for people to use it in every act of kindness. The need for people to use smile to address the self and avoid being in trouble is also emphasized.
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hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi Hajj mine I'm about.

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So we have probably one or two more sessions left regarding the love of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And today there's something I want to talk about that, I feel like that if you and I we do on a daily basis, and we do this more often, scientifically speaking, we can relieve more stress in our life. I remember, this was, you know, if you go back into the history of Muslims in America, we never use our fundraisers before long time ago, then slowly and gradually, we began to have fundraisers very often. And now if you look at the fundraisers today, very many times you see that there are comedians that are now coming along with the fundraisers. I remember one time I was I

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was talking to a comedian. And when he came up on the stage to talk, it always, always sort of struck me that Why does we need why do we need to invite comedians to these kinds of events? And this comedian when he got on stage, he said that Do you know why? Do you know why people are now inviting comedians to these fundraisers? And everyone said, No. So he says that what is my job and he says that your job is to make people laugh. Your job is to put a smile on people's faces. So he says exactly. He goes, Muslims have a track record of never smiling. Muslims don't smile. Muslims always show that they're not. They're never happy. They always have a grin on their face. They

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always have a frown on their face. And subhanAllah. When you and I when we say the seed of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, there are a hadith where the Sahaba or the Yoda on whom they say that every time we saw the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he always had a smile on his face. Key thing about this, always having a smile on your face. Having a smile on your face, breaks the ice between two people having a smile on your face. It relieves a stress, it heals you internally, it helps you get through difficult times, even though you're going through a difficult time. Just like the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. No one can say that he never went through

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difficulties. He went through difficulties, but yet he always had a smile on his face. And as I talked about this last week, on Friday, if any of any of us were to go through what the problems are some he went through in his life, I can say the majority of us, we would have lost our sanity. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam never lost his sanity. Why? Because he was always a very uplifting, uplifting person. He always had an attitude in this nature, that even if he saw someone with a frown on their face, he would turn it upside down into a smile. This is who Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam was, and this is why if you look at the face of a human being how we

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project our face, tells us a lot about who we are internally, just like you know, Jenna, there's been a Rumi Rahmatullah Allah. He was a scholar, some people say he's a scholar and so forth. But he was a he was a Sufi, he was a saint. He used to talk about that this Kia of the heart, the purification of the heart. And he said one time he gave the example of a face, like a fruit, like a fruit, like you know, when you see a fruit, there are certain signs that you know that this fruit is right from within. And sometimes that the the color of the fruit tells you that this roof room, I mean, this fruit is not ripe internally. You know, when you go to the supermarket, even there are

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signs on the watermelon. You look for those signs to tell you if this is a sweet watermelon or not. Likewise, our face tells everyone about the kind of person that we are inside, on most cases. This is why once again goes to Lhasa, Sam will always have a smile on his face. You have Abdullah bin Salam, O Allah, Allah and then he says, and he was once again, the man who accepted Islam on the hands of the province that Allahu Allah he was sending him a man who belong to another Deen. But he says that when I saw the face of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I knew right away that this is not the face of a man who lies and this is also the face of a man who is gentle, who is easy

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going in his life. He's not always worked up about the situations. Today, you and I easily get angry. We easily snap our child misbehaves, we easily snap things do not go our way we easily get upset the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam despite everything going on in his life. He was easy going so

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This is what we learn from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the Quran. We know the story of Solomon Allah Salam, and when his army was coming and the anti told his army that go into the go in go into the hiding the the army of Summa Elisa is coming. And when they came and when Soleimani some he observed this, the Quran talks about this, and at that time the ant had expressed Why did they tell the other ants to go inside go into the hiding and when Solomon sama heard the response from the ant, the Quran, see one thing you have to understand that the Quran the Quran never tells us information, or the Quran will never share information that is considered as irrelevant if there

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is relevant information the Quran will share with us. The Quran says Fatah bas semer ba Hakan milho li ha the when the end when she told cinema you Salam what was her plan behind this? And why did she inform the ants? The Quran says Fatah. Abbas Sama, the Somali you some he smiled, he smiled. Why is this smiling? So important brothers sisters, is because when someone who is more powerful when they smile onto someone who is weaker in nature, or weaker in position than that really uplift someone. Think about how many times when you go to work and your employer, he has a smile on his face, that really helps you. It really helps you think about a child, the children, they will tell you that I

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remember the times when my when my father was smile at me why because it is a father has higher status, older in age versus a child, that children they remember these kinds of things. The wife they remember when the husband he smiled, I shall the Allah to Allah will always remember when they were smile when a teacher goes into the class, and they smile to the students, the students, they take note of that. And right away, they are uplifted. So every time when there is a there's a person in a superior position, and they smile to someone in an inferior position. It really lifts everyone, why do you think Rasulullah sallallahu is some will always smile to the Sahaba Yes, he would cry is

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not like the person will never cry. The person was a human being. There were times when the Prophet SAW Allah while he was saying he will leave the Sahaba at one place, and he will leave them and this is a true story. He left the Sahaba he went to the grave of his mother and he cried, and not only he cried, but the Sahaba they described the crying of the Prophet SAW Salem and they say that he was crying as like a baby and as a child would cry at someone at the grave of someone else. This is how the person was crying. But he knew that going forward and he knew that in order to keep and maintain the stability of my Sahaba in order to boost their confidence. I have to always smile and once again

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cinema I think Islam at this answer. He smiled and the Quran recorded this. The Quran tells us about this until today till today until the day of judgment. We read about the smiles the simple smile of Solomon was salam Jabby bin Abdullah are the alotta on he says that the Prophet said Allah why is somebody never ever screen himself for me mean that whenever I came to his home, and I want to take from and whenever I took permission to enter his home, he never say he will never say no since I embrace Islam. And then he also says that whenever I would see him, he would receive me with a smile. I'll do I even heard of the Ultra and he says that I have not seen anybody smiling more than

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the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, how much he was smile. So I want you to do one thing for me right now. Just smile at me.

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Smile, smile, smile. Okay. Does it feel better? Feels better, right? This is how the prophet sent him was when you go home right now. Smile at your wife, no matter how much you may be upset if you are upset, no matter how much you upset your child, but put a smile on your face every time when you win every time when we go home. And yes, we are going to be upset at something that happened at work. We're going to be upset that something happened at the masjid. We're going to be upset something that happened at Walmart or some some other plays. And when we go home, the first thing that our children the very first thing that our wives what they see is what kind of a behavior does

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he come inside the house? If we have a smile? it uplifts everyone and you if you have this frowny face that everyone goes into the room they don't even want to see you. So this is why I put a smile on your face. The problem is that Allahu Allah He was on the other a Hadith also, when the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam he says don't consider anything insignificant

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Out of good things, even if is to meet your brother in a cheerful way, when you meet someone put a smile on your face. Not only that, but um, but he's also mentioned that every act of kindness is mentioned through the act of every act of kindness is a charity. Part of that kindness is that you offer your brother a cheerful face, and you pour some of that bucket, some and you pull and you pour some of your bucket into the water vessel. This is mentioned the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you know Subhanallah, the province that we all know he used to love, give sadaqa he used to love to give sadaqa as much as charity that

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he could give, he would give people would come give him money, he would turn around and give it to the poor people. There came a time when the Prophet SAW Allah who is some did not have anything to give no money to give, but you want to give sadaqa Allah subhanho wa Taala he sent an ayah he said an idea which is mentioned. So the straw where Allah subhanho wa Taala he says what Imam totally won in if you turn away from them, I'm whom abt O Rama T Mirrabooka. The rejuva for coulomb coulomb, mais Missoula. And if you turn away from them, seek mercy from your Lord from Allah, which you hope and speak a gentle word. It is mentioned after this, that every time I leave when the Prophet some

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did not have any money to give to the poor people, the best thing that he would do is that he would go to these poor people and you know, poor people, they're struggling, they're always thinking about their financial instabilities, and so forth. He would go to them and he was smile at them. That's all he would do. He never had money to give, but at least he could give a smile. Why? Because a smile is free. When you make someone else smile. It is for free. You don't have to do anything for that. This is why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he would go and he was smile at the poor people and the needy people. On the on the day the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam he passed away. On

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the day he passed away, he removed the curtain, there was a curtain in the house around some he removed it. The Sahaba a lot of the Sahaba did not see the person for days because of how some the last several days he was extremely sick. So he removed the curtain and he sees all he was Sahaba to the Allah Donna who were there. And then he sees Oh Bacara Viola on an oboe, viola, Donna is about to leave the salon. And when he sees the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he's assuming that the pastor may come and he took us about to take a step back. And the problem some gave him a hand gesture, told him that No, you stay on the masala and you leave the salaat. This is obika Viola on.

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And in the sahaba. They record this they mentioned about this, that the thing that the person he did after that was a he smiled, and he smiled at the happiness of his accomplishments. The fact that the Sahaba are there and what work he has done. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on the last moment of his life, no matter what difficulties he's going through, he put a smile on his face. And he smiled to the Sahaba of the Allah to the unknown. So this has also been recorded in the Hadith of the Prophet alayhi salam, once again, the importance of smiling no matter what difficulty we are going through. Last thing I do want to mention about smiling is this.

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Especially when it comes to people of other faith, when it comes to people of other faith, how many times we go, we go to work, there's one person we don't even know, we won't even smile, we will even say hi, once again the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when you smile at someone, you break the ice, how many times we come across non Muslims. And we because a lot of times we may not know how to deal with them, we may not know what to say, we may not know how to interact. I'm not saying that we have to go and you know, have like a very long conversation. But it is part of the nature and the Halacha the Prophet saw a long way of saying that even if there's a person who does not believe in

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Allah, yet, we should go to them at least, you know, you know, make an introduction, mate, you know, especially if they're working at work, we don't even know them. Or when someone comes to the masjid. How many times people you know, in our open houses, people, they come to the masjid. And there are some people that they don't even give a smile at the guest. They just you know, they have this frown. They walk by they don't even say hi, no courteous, no, you know, they're not courteous towards one another. And they're not just you know, they don't show that they're happy that they are they have come to the masjid. But this is why it's so important that Prophet salallahu it was set

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up. Every time he would come across a Jewish man, a Christian man and anyone else. He would always smile to them. This is one of the key things that we can do to spread the love to spread this o'clock in this teaching of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. I'm not saying that we go into Walmart or any person that we see we start this but know there are times when people come to our home, even if someone knows

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I'm so in your house or you knock on someone's house. You know how many times we talk we say to people at the masjid give a gift. Now you're going to your neighbor, and you knock on their door and they say hi and you're like, Hi, here you go to tomorrow's Eid. This is Ramadan, and you just walk away with a smile. Where's that gentleness of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam? No, we have to be a little open, you know, open our hearts little try to converse with them little will lie. A lot of times they do want to converse with us. A lot of times, you know, when they see us, they want to know more about us. But it is us that we don't put a smile it is us that we don't open up it is

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us that we don't convert it is us that we don't break the ice in many cases. This is why it is extremely important that we always smile when interacting with strangers. Even when you go to a place like Walmart or Kroger or anywhere else.

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The person standing over there on the other side, the cashier, he or she says hi. Say hi. How are you doing today have this gentleness this easy going nature of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they say hi, hi, that's it. Nothing more. How are you doing? Good, good. That's it. What is that? Where's that easiness that easy, gentle going this. This is what we need to learn. And subhanAllah. Once again, if you look at people who are who in who are in the habit of doing this, they're able to connect with other people. And we always know this, the more the smile that you have, the more people want to come closer to you. If you have a grin on your face, no one wants to

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come closer to you. So at the end of the day, as a Muslim, we need to bring people closer to ourselves. And one of the best ways we can do that is once again, put a smile on your face. If you have a smile, I can guarantee you when your children when they grow up, they're gonna have a habit of smiling also, when you meet with others put a smile on your face when you meet with strangers. Put a smile on your face. Because once again, this is not me saying this. This is what our Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he would do at all times when the police officer comes, say hi, how are you doing? Put a smile on your face. Let's try to do this as much as we can. Today

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Inshallah, when we go home, put a smile on your face tomorrow when you go to work, meet with people, you know, put a smile on your face. You know, even if you know don't put a such a smile on your face that people think that you're weird, okay? Don't put that smile. Don't walk into your like this, okay? People are gonna think there's something wrong with you. But you don't you want to put a smile on your face that people know that he's easygoing. If I want to talk to him, I can talk to him today. You know people have you know, like us in most cases, because of our beard sometimes this and that people don't want to come close to us but Subhanallah every single time you put a smile on your

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face, people will come close to you. I guarantee it. I asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us all the smile like the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam May Allah subhanho wa Taala give us the ability to to implement the clock of the Prophet in such a way that we can bring people closer to Islam, rather than pushing them away from Islam. Ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant all of us the ability to add one has been sending hurt does that come Allah Subhana Allah Houma We have Nick Lester that will allow you to enter stuff you're going to be exactly my favorite. So I'm already gonna play poker

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