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So we're continuing with Imam no is 40 Hadith and we have reached Hadith number seven now from de la and Hadith number seven is iberica yetta. Tommy Moussa dari radi Allahu anhu and then the BS of Allah Hollywood cinema con, a dino naziha Conan a man called La La he was, he was he was there I mentioned muslimeen when I met him hahaha Muslim. So in this hadith narrated by Tim of the OSA daddy the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, religion is naseeha we said to whom Yasuda Allah or messenger of Allah. And the Prophet our southern responded by saying to Allah to His Book to His Messenger, and to the leaders of the Muslims and their common folk and their common folk. One
of the great scholars of Hadith by the name of Budo Rahim Allah He the compiler of the sun, and he said that this hadith is one quarter of Islam, or Islam is based upon for a Hadith, the whole numbers, these four Hadith if you attended the Wednesday, Hanukkah, you know, you got one of them. And then the two other hand if we mentioned previously, he said all of Islam is based upon forehead, this whole numbers, the forehead if
you're itching Go ahead. Yeah.
Right, this the fourth one fantastic. So he said that all of Islam is based upon for a hadith. And the first one is the hadith of America thought that actions are by intentions. Number two was the hadith of eyeshadow de la Mancha, where she said that whoever interviewed introduces an affair into this religion of ours that is not from it, we'll have it rejected. Then the third was the Hadith that we mentioned on the Wednesday halaqa that the halal is clear and the Haram is clear, and between them are gray matters. And then this is the fourth Hadith that he's referring to. this hadith is so significant that some of the scholars of the past had said had all of the sudden that
completely been lost. And only this hadith remain from the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, then this hadith would have been sufficient to guide an individual it would have been sufficient to guide an individual. So now let's look at what this hadith actually entails. What does this hadith actually entails? Here, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam starts off this narration, by using a linguistic tool. And this linguistic tool is that you will use something that is a part of something to show its great significance. So you see this a lot of the time in the Hadith of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, where he would say
things like, and had you out of that Hij is alpha. Now this doesn't mean that alpha is the only component of hedge, but it means that one of the main components of hedge is alpha. Likewise, another matoba that feeling regret feeling remorse is repentance. It doesn't mean that's the only part of repentance, but it is a major portion of it. And here the Messenger of Allah uses this linguistic tool again, to indicate the following a dino naziha does this religion is naseeha now a lot of the times the term the see ha is translated as just you know, sincerity or is translated as advice. Whereas when you look into the Quran and the Sunnah, you'll find that it's used in a much,
much more vast term, it's using a much much more vast term. So for example, you find it in sort of the hareem where Allah subhanho wa Taala will say to Allah He Toba 10 na sua tubo, in Allah He Toba 10 that repent to Allah subhanho wa Taala repentance that is not so now what is no so however here means it is a repentance that is binding and brings things together. And this is the first primary meaning of naseeha that when something is torn apart, you make note of it and you bring it back together. So the scholars commented on this verse that if sins were to tear a person's religion apart, then it is their repentance that sews it back together. It is the repentance that sews it
back together. And this is what overturn the Sahaba means. Likewise, we find the answer to Toba where Allah subhanho wa Taala. He talks about the people who are excused from going out on the expeditions at the time of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when he said laser da da da da da da da da da da da da da.
June Mr. Jones, hello john Manasa Hola. He was sorry that it is not upon the following people that the people who are weak, the people who are sick or the people that have no financial means that they're excused from going out with the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, as long as one condition is not a they're not the holy law, he, when you're assuming that they have this naziha towards Allah Subhana Allah and His messenger and the context of this verse, the scholar said that the term let's see how we're here means allegiance, that they're not doing it big, like the hypocrites weren't doing it out of laziness, or they didn't want good for Islam. But these people
they wanted good for Islam, but physically they were prevented from it, but physically they were prevented from it. So this is a secondary meaning of naseeha, to want something good, and try to fulfill the relationship to the best of one's ability. So this is a second term of naseeha. You find the third usage of the term naseeha. In similar use of when the brothers are trying to take use of Elisa them out on this journey of theirs. What do they tell their father, they tell them we're in the hula nasi home, and indeed we are for him good advisors that meaning we will wish we wish well for him. So we wish well for him that we're going to look after him and we want to protect him. This
is what they're telling him. So that concept of well wishing and trying to fulfill the relationship comes into play. Now one of the great scholars of Hadith by the name of Imam Abu Salah, he summarizes it perfectly, he summarizes it perfectly. He says the term the see her in Islam is truly seeking the best in terms of integrity, intentions, and action for the one whom he is making. Let's see how to do this simply seek the best in terms of intentions and actions to the one that you're making. And let's see how to do the one that you're making naseeha to. So now when you understand the general concept of naseeha, and how it ties into Islam, you'll understand how comprehensive this
hadith actually is. And this hadith in particular, when they talk about, you know, miracles that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam was given. One of the miracles they mentioned is Jeremy and Kevin, that he was given concise speech that had a great amount of meaning. And this hadith is from them, that all of the religion of Islam will be found in this hadith all the religion of Islam will be found in this Hadith, that there's not a single element of Islam that won't be found in this Hadith, because everything is covered in this general sense that you are wishing well and fulfilling your relationship with Allah with his messenger with his book, The leaders of the Muslims and the
common folk as well. So every single thing that you can possibly have a relationship with Allah's Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam succinctly mentioned it in this it succinctly mentioned it in this hadith. Now, let us begin with the first thing. So the str of sola, sorry, the messenger also said Edina, naziha Colima. So the Messenger of Allah says, and after he said that this religion is naseeha they said, for whom you're rasulillah so what's interesting over here is that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he is using language that the Sahaba the Allahu anhu understand clearly, so they understood the naseeha determinacy Hmm. So what's interesting to note over here is
that while the Sahaba de la Hanuman, the process set up, and the vast majority of the Arabs at that time, were unlettered, they did not know how to read and write. Yet their understanding and depth of the Arabic language was at the next level, that things like poetry, things like multiple usages of words came very, very easy to them. So they didn't ask him Yasuo Allah, one man naziha didn't ask or messenger of Allah, what does that mean? But they understood the general concept already. So this shows you that the Sahaba de la Han Han and the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam being at the head of them, that even though they did not have what we would call literacy, by the fact
that they were able to read and write their understanding of the world, the understanding and depth of language and other sciences was at a very deep level, it was at a very deep level. So they asked instead of what is the Astro messenger of Allah, for whom is this naseeha, for whom is this naseeha and it shows over here, the quality of wanting to know more, or wanting to know that which benefits. So this is very important that when you're learning something, there's something that you don't understand, don't stay quiet over it, but rather ask the person that is teaching as the person that can inform you that look, what does this actually mean? And you shouldn't feel shy or hesitant and
asking this question, because at the end of the day, it is something that is going to benefit you. It is something that is going to benefit you. And the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he starts off by saying the lie that the very first one that this nnessee highest for is for Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now, let's see how being for Allah subhanho wa Taala is obviously going to be different from the CIA to anyone or anything else. Because our relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala is obviously one of the
master and slave, Allah subhanho wa Taala is in control and we try our best to fulfill the laws and obligations of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So if we want to summarize what is the CI to Allah subhanho wa Taala entail, it will consist of three things, the CI to Allah subhanho wa Taala will consist of three things. Number one is allegiance to Allah subhanho wa Taala allegiance to Allah subhanho wa Taala that our ultimate ambitions are not swayed by anything other than what Allah subhana wa Taala wants from us. Our ultimate reason of existence in this world is to fulfill the commands of Allah subhanho wa Taala and to obey Him, what is our purpose it is to live for the sake of worshiping
Allah subhanho wa Taala and this is what this allegiance is for, meaning that we will not be swayed by money, we will not be swayed by power and authority we will not be swayed by anything else other than what Allah subhanho wa Taala commands us. So our best interests are in whatever Allah subhanaw taala asks from us, and this is the concept of allegiance, that anything that Allah subhana wa Taala wills for us and wishes for us and wants from us. We will always do that and make that a priority over everything else making that a priority over everything else. This leads us to point number two in terms of nnessee hi to Allah subhanaw taala which is unconditional obedience, unconditional
obedience to Allah subhana wa tada if you look inside Surah denisa Allah subhanho wa Taala he says yeah, you and Alina Amano a to La otira soon, we're only Emily minco that Allah subhanho wa Taala he says that obey Allah obey the messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and those in authority amongst you. Now, the interesting linguistics in this verse is that Allah subhanho wa Taala he mentioned, obedience to Allah, obedience to the Messenger of Allah and then obedience or its assumed obedience to the those in authority amongst you. Now the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is mentioned here as well in terms of obedience. So what this shows us that when it comes to
obedience to Allah, and obedience to the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, it's unconditional, there's no questioning it, there's no doubting it. Allah told us to do this, we're going to do what Allah told us to stay away from it, then we have to stay away from it from the best of our ability. Whereas when it comes to the third group, or you know, obedience to views and authority amongst us, whether it be political leaders or religious leaders, then that is conditional obedience, that if it coincides with what Allah has commanded, and what the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has commanded, then it is going to be fulfilled. However, if it is in
opposition to them, then this is something that will not to be obeyed and something that should be disobeyed at that time. So the second level of the see how to Allah subhanho wa Taala is the unconditional obedience is the unconditional obedience. And then the third level of mercy how to Allah subhanho wa Taala is doing it with the best of one's ability. So one should not just be doing the commands that Allah subhanaw taala asked from us, but rather we should be doing it in the best possible fashion, with you know, full of sincerity with the best possible effort that we can give. And this is the third level of naseeha to Allah subhanho wa Taala and this In summary, discusses the
relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala that our ultimate allegiance is to Allah subhanho wa Taala the number two we have unconditional obedience to Allah subhanho wa Taala and number three, we're going to try our utmost best and give our best effort in terms of fulfilling the commands of Allah subhanaw taala and you can perhaps, you know, use one word for level number three, which is that you live a life of accent with Allah subhanahu wa Tada. So now if one was to say, isn't loving Allah subhanho wa Taala part of nnessee hi to him, how would you respond to that? Is it loving Allah subhanho wa Taala part of our industry hi to him, how would you respond to that? Go ahead. It is. So
why did went to him? Why didn't we mention it as point number for them?
depends on two things like fear.
Right? If it is not there, so
summarize three things.
Okay, fantastic. So now love which one out of the three does it fall under?
Would we say it falls under allegiance to Allah whether to Allah, would it fall under, you know, obedience to Allah subhanho wa Taala or would it fall under doing things properly for the sake of Allah? The third one Are you sure? Think about it.
Jessica locker, let's try someone else. Someone else give me an answer. What is the love of Allah subhanaw taala fall into this. Go ahead.
All right, fantastic. So that's in terms of obedience. How does it fall under what law like allegiance to Allah subhanaw taala
you're two thirds there. Okay. So that's perfect. The concept of love of Allah subhanaw taala. It obviously falls under all three, it falls under all three How so? The ultimate form of allegiance is to have unconditional love is to have unconditional love and our love of Allah subhanho wa Taala is not just empty words that you know a lot of the times will share with human beings, but rather it's a deep love, where we will have this unconditional obedience, this unconditional you know living for the sake of a lion dying for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala so that's how it falls under water under an under obedience and the act of doing things properly for the sake of Allah then obviously
that is very clear and manifest that the heart that loves Allah subhana wa tada and is attached to Allah subhanho wa Taala will want to do things in the way that Allah subhanho wa Taala is most pleased with. So this In summary, includes love for the sake of Allah and includes hating those things that Allah subhana wa tada will hate. It includes staying away from those things that are less than what Allah told us to stay away from. So those are three general terms under which everything else will follow as well be the lucky Tada. Then we move on to the second thing that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned the law he wanted Kitab II and it is for
the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala The Book of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now when it comes to the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala obviously the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala
it has a completely different role than the role of a human being. And it is not actually this is going to be very technical over here. Well let's leave it at that that it has a different very different tool from the role of a human being. And the reason why we love the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala is for two primary reasons is for two primary reasons. Number one, because it is the speech of Allah subhana wa Taala it is an attribute of Allah subhanho wa Taala It is his speech subhanho wa Taala so therefore as we love Allah subhanho wa Taala we will love his very speech as well. And then the second reason why we love the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala is because it is the ultimate
guide, it is the ultimate guide. And this is these are the two reasons why we would love the book of Allah subhanaw taala and when it comes to the, to the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala it encompasses the following three things as well and you're going to find a reoccurring theme of threes. So number one, is to love the speech of Allah subhanho wa Taala it is to love the speech of Allah subhanho wa Taala because the book The Quran is the speech of Allah subhanaw taala who could give me a proof from the Quran or the Sunnah, that indicates that the Quran is the speech of Allah subhanaw taala Can anyone give me a proof? Go ahead. None of the words you can see. this is somebody else.
When you say something like if I say he said, right, something is offering
a profit, right?
Fantastic. Now how about if someone was to say, you know, maybe it's jabril alehissalaam saying that to the Messenger of Allah, how would you respond to that?
Okay, you did a very good effort, but I need something more explicit and clear. Give me another proof from the Quran or the Sunnah, that the Quran is the speech of Allah subhana wa tada
Okay, number that doesn't necessarily necessitate that it's the speech of Allah subhana wa Tada. Right, it could just be prophecy at the end of the day. Go ahead.
Okay, so negating it from the positive so let me visit a firm that is from Allah subhanaw taala.
I need her file here.
I know we have at least three to five here. What are you guys doing today?
24th and 25th I have certain bacara Okay, what am I looking for exactly in those verses?
fact to be certain limits lay
Okay, so over here is the concept of revelation coming down but doesn't say that this revelation was from Allah subhanho wa Taala or that Allah subhanaw taala spoke this revelation microphones what's happening guys?
okay no one's doubting that but I'm seeing the clear concept that it how do we know that this is the speech of Allah subhanaw taala from the Quran and the Sunnah. How will you know this is the speech of Allah subhana wa Tada.
Uncle, I'll give you the last say.
protected. Okay. But again, my main contention over here is still that this is talking about revelation being revealed from Allah, it doesn't mean that Allah subhanaw taala actually spoke these words.
So Allah subhanaw taala taught to the Quran. Okay, we're not taking any more hands here. I'm going to give our five here one last go. The burden of the oma is on your shoulders.
You can be like the Imam Ahmed of today is gonna protect the oma from deviance.
way that's the jacket hi Don.
mean mostly keen Hatter. Yes, McCallum Allah. So Allah subhana wa Tada. He tells us and
I can't remember the verse number right now. But Allah subhanho wa Taala he tells us that if any of them Mr. Keane if any of the disbelievers seek your protection, then grant them protection had to yes Matt cunnamulla so that they can hear the words or the speech of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And by consensus this term calama Allah is referring to the Quran is referring to the Quran. So this is a clear indication that the Quran is the speech of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So this ties in to just like we love Allah subhana wa tada we will love the speech of Allah subhanho wa Taala as this is a part of Allah subhanho wa Taala the number two the second reason why we love this book is because we
set up the divine guidance that is inside of it, that there is no book that will guide mankind. Like the Koran, there is no book that will guide mankind, like the Quran, from the biggest of matters to the smallest of matters, the biggest of matters being Why are you on this planet, the smallest of matters, you know, talking about how Allah subhanho wa Taala guides the ants, right all of these things will be mentioned inside of the Quran and guidance is found there in so the first type of naseeha is to have this belief that it is from Allah subhanho wa Taala it is the speech of Allah subhanho wa Taala it will be protected all these general things. Then the second type of jihad that
will take place over here is the love of the Quran. So while obedience is to Allah subhanho wa Taala loving of the Koran is not at the level of obeying the Quran, because it is the speech of Allah, but rather what it entails is a regular reading of the Quran, a regular reading of the Quran. And this is something that, you know, this particularly is, you know, an issue for all of us that we don't give the Koran its direct when we talk about to do rights.
Even though claim Rahim Allah, he talks about what was the average practice of the seller, the average practice of the service if you wanted to take you know the the average Imam or the average leader from amongst the setup, you know, how much Koran would they read per day, he mentioned that the concept of becoming a habit was not a big deal to them that no one you know, sat down and memorize the Book of Allah for the sake of memorizing it, but rather what they would do is that on a daily basis, they would revise five years of the Quran on a daily basis, they would revise five Jews of the Quran. So meaning on average are trying to fix and finish the Quran every six days every six
days. And obviously there's you know, multiple intentions behind this primary intention is to read the words of Allah subhana wa tada secondary intention to get guidance, third intention to get reward. And then the fourth intention that a lot of the times it's forgotten is that you know, one of the best times to make dua is when an individual finishes reading the Koran, and this is something that I'll be talking about tomorrow.
Tonight, I have a lecture called in the company of Allah subhanaw taala. It's happening at the Rama masala after Sonata Leisha will be talking about the concept of making dua after the bottom of the Quran. So that was like their fourth intention. So every six days, they're trying to finish the Quran. And the person that gets so familiar in reading the Quran, obviously, he will learn to memorize and memorize the Quran very easily that you're reading it every six days, you become extremely familiar with the Quran. Now obviously, these are like ideals of the society if you can do this, and hamdulillah This is a big blessing from Allah subhana wa Tada. But we don't live in an
ideal situation, right? Our lives are completely different. Now we have a completely different set of responsibilities. So what is it that we should be aiming for in terms of our relationship with the Koran, the absolute minimum, the absolute minimum? Now, obviously, the Sharia doesn't tell us what the absolute minimum is. But what I thought to myself is, if you could just dedicate literally, two minutes, two minutes, after every solar two minutes after every summer, on average, in two minutes, you should be able to read about half a page, right. So if you spend two minutes after every solar reading half of the page, after five kilowatts, you should have read two and a half
pages of the Quran, you read two and a half pages of the Quran. And in approximately, you know, what, eight months, nine months or so even less than that, you should be able to finish the Quran within one year easily, easily, you should be able to finish the Quran in less than one year. And that's just by spending two minutes after every seller, you don't want to spend you know, two minutes altogether or two minutes after every seller, then just take something like 10 minutes a day, you know, 10 minutes a day is all you need. You read two and a half pages of the Quran. And you can finish the Quran in less than one year. So this is not even just in the month of Ramadan, but
outside of the month of Ramadan, trying to have a bottom of the Quran. That's you know what brings blessing in our lives. It brings blessings into our families, it brings blessings into you know, all the things that we make dua for after this cutter. So this is something that is important to bring back. So try to bring, you know, just 10 minutes a day of reading the Quran. And you'll notice that it'll have a great impact in your life. Now how do you develop a reading the Quran on a daily basis, the trick that I found worked best for me is finding a time where you have to do that act, right, it's mandatory that you will have to do that act. So what are things that are you know, are
mandatory in our lives, things like eating things like going to the bathroom, things like sleeping. Now, obviously, you don't have a set schedule for eating, you don't have a set schedule for the bathroom, nor should you affiliate reading the Quran with that, but you do have a set schedule for sleeping. So what I would suggest is going to bed at night, you know, to go to bed 10 minutes earlier than what you want to go to bed to and spend the last 10 minutes of your night just reading the Quran. And this will develop that relationship with the Quran where you have a continuous reading of the Quran. A second level of this relationship with the Quran is actually understanding
what you're reading. And this is something I mentioned at the one oma conference that making sure you have a translation that you're very comfortable with and not only comfortable with, but you actually enjoy reading this translation. And I mentioned two translations at the wonderful conference. Does anyone remember what those translations were?
One is not the novel. My personal issue with the novel Koran. It has too many brackets.
That is the most infinite number Quran is the most in Farnworth. I would actually suggest that you know, if you can find the other translations find another translation. Go ahead, Chris.
Fantastic, and you're on the second one as well. Anyone else? Remember the second one? Go ahead. Fantastic. So for my experience, these are the two best translations that are easily accessible in the English language. Number one is the sahi International, and we have some good news and hamdulillah we have like a massive shipment coming of this by the end of the month, we should have roughly about 1400 of them. So there should be no shortage in the city with the lights on. The second one is the doctor opposite Helene from England, if I'm not mistaken, he's a
a doctor from the School of Oriental and African Studies in the UK. And he has a translation that Mashallah about a coma. It's very fluid, very easy to read. And you actually get a sense of enjoyment of reading the Koran. So in the English language, that is what I would actually suggest trying to get these two translations. The good thing about the doctor of the haleem translation is that you can download it for absolutely free online. If you just type in PDF, Koran, Dr. Khalid, you can download it as a PDF. So when I say international one, then you go to a website called koran.com. It has the whole Quran with six different translations. One of the translations is the
international one, so you can access the international there. So it's understanding the Quran as well. And that's the second level of relationship with the Quran that we want to try to develop. And I would suggest developing the second relationship with the Quran in terms of what you are memorizing, so what you've already memorized and what you're currently memorizing.
Just make that your focus to understand that portion of the Quran because usually that is the portion of the Quran that you will recite in Salah. So at least this way you have a higher level of assure you will understand what you're reading inside of your Salah. So starting off with Jews ama, and if you've memorized more than that, then focus on reading the translation of those sources as well. Then the third level of the relationship with the Quran is reflecting and pondering its ayah. So we talked about reflecting and pondering the is to be of three levels as well reflecting upon the Quran with the Quran. So if you read the Quran from cover to cover, you'll notice that there's a big
relationship between some verses in the Koran and other relationships. So that's the first level of pondering trying to figure out the relationship, particularly verses that come before verse verses that come after what we call an Arabic and Manasa. But that what is the relationship between one words and the words that comes after it, then a second level of reflection, is reflecting on the verses that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam spoke about, right and the Sahaba. Delano spoke about that, how did they reach those conclusions? And then the third level of reflection is just personal reflection. Things were last minute Allah talks about the science of the
heavens and the earth, how do you relate to them? You know, how what do you feel when you look at these signs? What do you understand when you look at these signs, right? So we're reflecting upon it on a personal level, and that is a third level of reflection upon the Quran. And this way, if a person was to do this, you know, on a regular basis, they would have a very strong relationship. Good. This will entail just a reading of the Koran. This will entail a memorization and understanding of the Koran. And then the third level, it will entail a reflection and pondering of the Quran, a reflection and pondering of the Quran. And I cannot emphasize this enough that you
know, this relationship with the Quran is of the utmost significance that in my experience, and what you know, the guidance of our predecessors teaches us that when we look at why people went astray, it's when they abandoned revelation when they abandoned the Koran as soon as reading as close affiliation with it. That is when people went astray. And we've never heard of people who had a strong relationship with the Koran or had a strong relationship with the Sunnah. And they went astray, it doesn't happen, but rather the closer you hold on to them, then the more guided you will be. And this is what the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in one of his very
last, you know advices that I'm leaving amongst you two things, if you would hold on to them, you will never go astray. They are the book of Allah and my son. So this is about building a relationship with it and protecting your Eman particularly in the times where you know, a man is constantly being tested. One of the best ways to do it is to take it back to the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Then the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentions point number three when you're a su li. And what's interesting over here is that when Allah is the messenger, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he started off the first one, he said the law is for Allah subhana wa Tada. So it is a noun within of itself. It is a noun within of itself, not vagina. But when it comes to the book of Allah, or the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he always refers it back to their relationship with Allah. So he says, when he kitabi it is for the book of Allah, when they are surely and for the Messenger of Allah, but he doesn't say the word score on or he doesn't say the
term, you know, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. The wisdom behind this, my dear brothers and sisters, is because of these things have their great status in Islam, because of Allah subhanho wa Taala and had Allah subhanaw taala not willed it, then their great status would not be there. So it's not you know them with love themselves, but it's because of the relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now, the relationship with the Messenger of Allah sallallahu it was set up nasiha to the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, it will have shared elements with that of Allah subhanho wa Taala. What are those shared elements that it has to be allegiance to the
Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Number two is that there is unconditional obedience to the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in religious matters in religious matters, and this is the only exception that will make over here. Then when it comes to Allah subhanho wa Taala whether it is pertaining to our Deen or to our dunya we unconditionally obey Allah subhanho wa Taala. But when it comes to the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he teaches us something very important that our unconditional obedience to the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is only in religious matters. So the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa
sallam, he saw some people planting dates, and he tells them that you know what, if you planted it in such and such manner, it would be good for you, it would be good for you. A year goes by these people run into the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he said the other Salalah you know, we planted these dates trees the way you told us to do so but our harvest didn't come out. And the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he responded by saying, What am I gonna be doing Jaco
You know, in your profession, you are more knowledgeable of these affairs, you are more knowledgeable of these affairs. So when it came to worldly advice, then in terms of those things, knowledge is not mandatory obedience to the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is not mandatory in those matters in those matters. So when it comes to, you know,
you know business transactions and should I buy this should I not buy that, obviously, you don't have specific guidelines, but, you know, if the Messenger of Allah Azza wa sallam, you know, mentioned something about the dunya then it is not, you know, completely mandatory in that sense as it would be from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And then the third thing we mentioned about Allah subhanho wa Taala after obedience. What was the third thing we mentioned, we said it was allegiance to Allah subhanaw taala obedience to Allah subhanaw taala and then what was number three? Yes and fantastic doing things in the way that is, you know, done in the utmost effort now, or the one with the best
effort. The example of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is that very example. So, if you want to look at the best way to do things, then you look at the example of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So rather than calling it son as we did for Allah subhanho wa Taala, the term we use for the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is at the bar, it is to follow the messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam considering him to be the best of examples, considering him to be the best of examples, now related to the concept of Atiba. There's a very strong relationship between Santa and bidda, a very strong relationship between Santa and
Buddha. And we will call Santa, everything that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did, and stood for Yama, karma. And we will call Buddha, everything that is in opposition to the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So with that having been said, obviously, we learn that the further you go away from a source point, then the further you will go away from, you know, the guidance and the culture of those very things. So you learn this, even on a societal level, you have a Motherland, let's just call our motherland. We don't want to Bangladesh, fellas, let's go in Bangladesh, because you mentioned it first. So Bangladesh will be our
motherland. The closer you stay to Bangladesh, then the more likely you are to retain their culture to lead to attain their language to retain their habits, the further you move away from Bangladesh, then the more likely you are to abandon those things. And this happens with every community and with every society. So you'll notice that the closer you live to your motherland, the more likely you are to develop their habits and their culture and the foods and their likes and dislikes, the more you go away, then the less likely you are to retain those things. Similarly, when it comes to guidance with love itself, the pinnacle of guidance was act you know, when the when the Messenger of Allah
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam revealed received final revelation. That was the pinnacle of guidance at that time. From that time, as time goes on, things will only get worse and that is why the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says that no time comes, except that the time after it will be worse than the time before it as reported in a Muslim and almost no katapola de la I know, he mentioned that when the verse
aluma come into the container Komatsu, metallicum, MIT, one of the two, the communist la Medina was revealed that Ahmed and Nakamura, the Allahu anhu, he began to cry. So the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he asked him, or Ahmed, Why do you cry, and he says, nothing reaches its Pinnacle, except that it has to go down from there, except that it has to go down from there. So with the deen of Allah subhana wa Tada. This is what happened that as time got further on, people moved away from the lines of Islam, people abandon to the scholars, people abandoned revelation, the wisdom of itself, then now you come to a stage where the concept of you know implementing sooner is
actually a strange concept that people will question Hey, you know, do we even need this and that in our lives? Are these Hadith actually authentic? You know, are they at the same level of the Quran, all of these various doubts will come into play. Now how did this come into play? Because the further Muslims got away from the source, meaning that the Messenger of Allah wa Salaam in terms of time and in terms of place, then obviously this is naturally what is going to happen. So now what is obligatory upon the Muslim particularly one that is conscious of Allah subhana wa tada is to try to implement as many of the synonyms as you can, that is not possible to implement all of the sudden.
But what we do say is try to implement as many of them as you can, simple things as making sure that you're eating and drinking with your right hand, that when you go to the bathroom, you clean yourself with the left hand, things like saying Bismillah before you eat, things like smiling in the faces of your brothers and sisters, you know, these small acts. If you were to make a conscious effort, just to implement one sooner per day. You'll notice you
No a big progress in your life. Now in order to do that you always have to know what the Sooners are. And here's my obvious recommendation. There is a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful book, you can download it for free off the internet. It's called 1201 or 1000 easy to implement certain. So simple things that we can all do that you will, you know, implement the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and follow his example. And this is one of the best ways not only to develop your love for the Messenger of Allah, not only to follow his example, but it is to protect the deen of Allah subhana wa Tada. You don't realize this, I mean we do really we do not realize
this, but our implementation of Islam is what our children will see and the generations after will see. So we are Vanguard's of this Deen we are responsible for protecting this religion of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So it is our responsibility that the more we learn about Islam, the more we implement it, the more the children will see it. And then the more they will learn and implement. And this is how the continuation will go on until the day of judgment. Now slowly but surely, as people are abandoning it, that is how the deen of Allah subhana wa, tada will completely be lost, or a group of people will come and they will know nothing except the statement of law in the law, not
even knowing what it means. And obviously, those are very scary times. Those are very, very scary times. So we have a responsibility on ourselves, not just the Imams of the community, not just students of knowledge, but everyone has the responsibility of protecting the deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala. One of the easiest ways of doing that is just trying to implement as much of the sun as you can in your daily life as much of the sooner as you can in his daily life. So the concept of a sun is replaced with a T bar. And our predecessor said that no Santa is abandoned, except that it's replaced with an innovation. No sooner is abandoned, except that is replaced with innovation. And as
you hear every Friday, you know all of the innovations in this deed, they take people to the house where they are complete misguidance so we bring guidance back by implementing the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So who can repeat to me the three levels of the car to the Messenger of Allah Allah Shanna the three levels of misiak to the Messenger of Allah de Sena,
someone from this side?
What are the three levels of the siac to the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
and then there was awkward silence.
So you guys know the third one already, right? Because we just finished that point. That third point of being a diva as opposed to accent diva is following the messenger of Allah Azza wa sallam, yes and is doing it in the best possible way. So the order is level number two and what was level number one?
Fantastic, so unconditional obedience to Allah messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and number one was allegiance. So now a question may arise. Why do we have unconditional obedience to the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam? The answer to that my dear brothers and sisters, Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us that when it comes to religious matters, or Mayan dequan in Hawa in India, what do you have, that when it comes to religious matters, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam does not speak of his own desire and accord, but rather he speaks that which Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed to him that which Allah subhanaw taala revealed to him, then the
Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he goes on to the next category, he goes on to the next category, where he says, when we imitate Muslim men, and for the Muslim leaders and for the Muslim leaders, the Muslim leaders, as the scholars have explained, are of two types. There are two types of leaders, number one, religious leaders, and number two political leaders, so religious leaders and political leaders. And again, you know, what's interesting over here is that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi, wa sallam he specified, the leaders of the Muslims, he didn't just say, authoritative figures, but he said the leaders of the Muslims, and likewise in the Koran,
you'll notice this term over here as well, when Allah subhanaw taala says, what your law what you're assumed, will only remain calm and those in authority from amongst you from amongst to the believers from amongst the believers, to the leadership of the Muslims, they have a special type of naseeha that other leaders will not have, that other leaders will not have. Now, what is these, these specific types of the see ha that is required to the leadership of the Muslims. So we said that you have two types of leadership, the religious, they will be the scholars and the Imams of Salah. They are the people who will teach the people caught on these will all be religious types of leaders.
Then you have the political leaders, they will be at the height of them the halifa of the Muslim state, then you will have his governors then you will have his mayors and everyone else that you choose. So what isn't to see how to these people mean what doesn't see how
These people mean, mercy had to these people also encompasses three things also encompasses three things. Number one, is that any good that they enjoy, you enjoy them in that good. So any good that these religious leaders or political leaders are encouraging the people to do, then you partake in that religious good. So for example, they're encouraging the people to you know, they're making it mandatory to come to the masjid, you know, we haven't seen that in a very long time, but they make it mandatory. See what part of your naseeha to these leaders is that you enjoyed them in that good that you enjoyed them in that good. Number two, the second type of nnessee How to these leaders is
that when they make a mistake, advice to them is mandatory, when they make a mistake, advice to them is mandatory, when they make a mistake advice to them is mandatory. So you have a Muslim leader that has made a mistake, it is a communal obligation that at least one person in the congregation will have to advise this leader, one person will have to advise this leader. Now how should this advice be done? advice is very different from criticism. And there's a great book written by a knowledgeable handling of him Allah, He calls it the fray who's been on the sea, it was a year that the difference between giving advice and criticizing someone and he says particularly when it comes
to the Muslim leaders, the political and religious advice to them and advice to Muslims in general. And it's something that is done in private, it is something that is done in private. Whereas in Carol Moncure is something that can be done in public. So it's very important to notice the difference, what is in Carol Mancha, it means to
reject a falsehood or to show the falsity of something. So for example, you see someone drinking alcohol, you shouldn't publicly say hey, I saw x, y and Zed drinking alcohol, no, but rather you can give a quote about the evils of alcohol. So this would be in kind of monka. Whereas advice rather than it being public, you will go to the opposite individual in private and say look, x, y and Zed. You know, I saw you drinking some alcohol. I just want to make sure everything was okay. Are you having problems? Are you having troubles, anything I can do to help you, if you didn't know, you know, it's very bad for your health. Allah made it hard on and this is how you would give advice in
the nicest, softest, gentlest, wisest way possible. So the second is when they make a mistake, you give them a car and not necessarily make encoder Mancha, some kind of mockery of the act itself. And the si ha is specifically to the individuals specifically to the individual. The third type of naseeha to these individuals, is that when it comes to your relationship with them, they require a specific do are they require a specific dua, that Allah subhana wa tada rectify their fears that Allah guides them, and that He grants them taqwa. And, you know, these sort of do ours are highly encouraged for leadership. Why? Because history has taught us that when the leadership is guided,
the all of the affairs of the Muslims are guided. But when the leadership is corrupt, then that naturally transcends into the almighty itself, and the oma becomes corrupt. And this is a famous statement of Mr. mathema him Allah, He said that if I knew that Allah subhanho wa Taala, was going to only answer one of my drawers, I would make it for the leaders, I would make it for the leaders. And he explained why, because if they are righteous, then the owner will be righteous, if they are corrupt, then the whole owner will be corrupt. And you know, we don't need to look past our very own current situations in all of our lines. You know, most of the times I hate giving political
commentary, because I don't think we're a lot of the times we're mature enough to handle it. But if you look at something like what's happening in Qatar right now, you know, Saudi Arabia, the Emirates, and Bahrain, taking away their ambassadors, because you know, Qatar is supporting Morsi, you know, these sort of things panela, you can understand why it's very important to make to offer our leadership, because if this is the example our leadership is showing us, imagine what you know, the layman is going to think, as well. So those are the three types of naseeha to the leaders who can repeat the three that I mentioned to the leaders. Let's go back to this site. I know he Sham you
came in late, so I'm not talking to you, but everyone else, what are the three types of the see how to the leaders of the Muslims?
sorry. So advise them when they make a mistake. Fantastic. That's number two.
Exactly. So when they encourage you to do good things, you follow them in their good example. And then third thing we mentioned, is to make to offer them the third thing we mentioned, is to make dua for them. And now we get to the conclusion of the Hadith, where the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, when they are mad at him, and the general Muslim folk were meant to have no say hi to them as well. In fact, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam considered in the sea high to the believers to be one of the rights of the believers, one of the rights of the believers
We have some of the hottest instruments. Most of them were the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says How can Muslim Muslim comes from that the rights of a Muslim upon another Muslim are five, another version of this Hadith, a sixth thing is mentioned. So who can remind you what the five rights of a Muslim upon another Muslim are? What are the five rights of one Muslim upon another Muslim?
Fantastic, someone gives you salami respond to that. So now, what's number two? From this side? The second way to my Muslim partner Muslim genocide when he passes away, you praised as a fantastic number three from this side of the room.
Fantastic. When he's sick, you visit him. That's number three. Number four, what is the fourth?
When he sneezes? And does what?
Fantastic. You mentioned Jonas doesn't said when he sneezes, and says and hamdulillah you say your hammock Allah? And what's number five? Who's getting married soon?
Fantastic. Right. So when they invite you to join them for a meal or for a celebration, you enjoin them in that celebration. The sixth thing that the Messenger of Allah says Salaam, he mentioned in the other narration, is that it stands for Huck fun, that if he seeks your naseeha, they give him naziha. Now, a lot of the times this is not this is translated as advice that you learn from the Hadith today, this concept is much, much greater than just advice, it's actually wanting good for your fellow Muslims. So you see that a potential benefit could come their way you advise them and encourage them to attain that good, you see the potential harm that could come their way. You try to
warn them in as much in advance as you can, that don't fall into this harm. So it's not just about advising, but it's truly about wanting good for your fellow Muslims. And this is you know, I don't like to be negative. But again, this is a characteristic that is lost from our oma, then in this day and age, not only have we left in a wanting good for one another, even when we ask each other for advice, we don't give it you know, someone comes up to you can have some advice on X, Y and Zed matter. And you're good at that. They'll be like, No, I don't have time or I don't feel like it right now. We're forgetting that the Messenger of Allah Azza wa sallam said that this is the hack of
the Muslim upon another Muslim, this is his right, that if you don't do this, you could potentially be sinful, you have not fulfilled the rights of the slaves of Allah subhanho wa Taala at this time, so what doesn't see how to the believers until number one is that when they asked you for advice and was being seen specifically about advice, then you give them this advice to the best of your ability. They ask for advice. You give them advice to the best of your ability. Number two, is that your allegiance will be for the believers your allegiance will be for the believers. The Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said, on sort of Kaka volume and Omar loom, he said that,
you know, a dear brother very even if he is being oppressed or be he is oppressive, so they said, O Messenger of Allah. So So now how do we help our we know how to help our brother when he's oppressed? But how do we help our brother when he's being oppressive, he said that you advise him and correct him in that manner. So we were mentioned to have allegiance for the Muslims, that anytime we see a Muslim in pain and suffering, we should feel that pain and suffering, we see someone that is being harmed, we should try our best to uplift that harm from them. So allegiance is for the Muslims. And then number three, is that the third type of naseeha to the believers, again is
to make the offer them is to make dua for them. And this is such a, you know, a powerful thing to find Allah that Allah subhanaw taala even gives us incentives to make dua for each other. The Messenger of Allah Azza wa sallam he teaches us that when you make dua for your brother in his absence, the angel say, amin and for you as well, right so this is a third type of jihad that we make don't have for each other. And the general answer always the best that you know when you're making blood for yourself, Oh Allah, you know, Grant me guidance rather than saying Allah grant me guidance. You say Allah grant to this community guidance you're making to Allah grant me a risk,
Allah grant the community handling risk. These are the types of donors that we should be making for the Muslim community in general. So I hope in the light Allah, we've done justice to this hadith in you know, covering a lot of the important topics that discovers and we've seen why the scholars of Islam consider this to be such an important Teddy's, one of the foundations of Islam within of itself, because it covers so many different aspects. Now, I know a lot of stuff has been mentioned, but Alhamdulillah for technology, it's recorded, right? So you can go back home you can read up on this Hadith, you can listen to the Chanukah again, and benefit from it. And trust me my dear
brothers and sisters if we want to see a revival in this online in terms of you know good coming back to the oma. It starts off by implementing the simplest Hadith like we did today, taking small baby steps with the things that we are capable of going back to the very basics of Islam. That is where revival comes from. The major things the more technical things
Those aren't going to bring revival those are going to busiest with things that we are not capable of right now. But build a foundation for yourself with these types of ladies and building it together we build our way forward. I pray that Allah Spanos, Allah forgives us for our shortcomings and granted that tofik to bring the revival back to the oma Baku Dhawan and hamdulillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu wa Salaam wa barakato rather than being a Mohamed Wiener and he was he was setting up some technical lahoma behind the shadow in the in the in the silica tube he like will open up the floor for three questions and then we will pray some Go ahead.
So the principles that we mentioned the principles are mandatory in terms of the specific implementations of those principles, then some of them are mandatory, and some of them are recommended.
So for example, the concept of having allegiance to Allah subhanho wa Taala. That is something mandatory conditional obedience to Allah subhanaw taala that is something that is mandatory. Yes. And that is something that you will do to the best of your ability. Like we mentioned in the hadith of a son, it's impossible to live in the state of sn altogether, right. But sometimes you will have it sometimes you won't. So you do it to the best of your ability. Likewise, you know, to the Messenger of Allah says I'm following as many synonyms as you can. So follow the Sunnah in general is mandatory, but implementing each and every Sunnah is just recommended. Right? So those sort of
things are mahana COVID.
part actually the invitation for the other Muslim? Yeah, so in one case of some things like
okay, those kind of things,
to the best of your ability, unless you have a valid reason not to go, you should go. Because when a Muslim is inviting you he's doing so because he wants to show some sort of love to you some sort of respect to you, he wants to build your relationship with you. So if he's doing this, you should try your best to fulfill it unless you have a reason not to. So for example, if it's like you know, at a bar or something like that, obviously not going to go up, there's going to be other haram things there, then obviously, you may not want to go to those sorts of things as well. But if it's just at someone's house, you're just having dinner or and you have to choose between watching the Bangladesh
cricket match, obviously forget the cricket match and you go to the brother's house to have dinner inshallah.
Okay, so the issue with the birthday party, I think is very clear that obviously a birthday party, you know, these are the celebrations that are not from Islam.
The only time I would make an exception is like for converts, they might be exempted from from this concept. But as Muslims, we know, we shouldn't be celebrating birthdays. So that's something that yes, you would be excused from not going to as well the issue of that he got Riba based house that's between him and Allah subhanaw taala. Right. So regardless of how he got the house, and if he's being a liberal or not, that doesn't concern us. But if he invited us now part of fulfilling our brotherly obligations, we should fulfill the brother of the obligation.
we have a general principle in here that says mela you do a coup de trabajo that even though you cannot attain the perfection of something, it doesn't mean that you should leave like the cream of the crop of it as well. So even though if you cannot attend for four or five hours, just go and show your face for like half an hour You know, chill with everyone for a quick five minutes each and you can leave after that. So it doesn't mean that you have to attend the whole five hours, but try to you know benefit from the gathering as much as you can be the Knights onna Allahu taala. Adam will leave all other questions for after Salah. I'll be sitting over he can come and ask you a question
though. Then let's get the other end done. And we will pray right after the lights Allah or silvassa melodical in Vienna Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sallam mechanical the Home Depot Chateau de the Highland Silikal to ilec salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.