Friendship Between The Companions
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living in a time where we develop and engage in our relationships based upon our daily needs and necessities.
We often lose perspective of a greater relationship
living in a time where mankind has been overcome by greed
and their philanthropy has decreased and their desire to help those in need has decreased
and their want for themselves has skyrocketed to a new limit and hold.
We have lost perspective of our relationships which are important to us
and have given preference over them to those relationships which are little of no value.
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that this role of brotherhood or this concept of brotherhood has been abrogated in our times. The concept of brotherhood has been aggregate abrogated in our times, and nothing remains of brotherhood, except for stories from people of the past. Meaning we don't see it live in our times we heard about this concept of brotherhood from people of the past. So if anyone in your times tells you that, you know there are brothers who have a natural concern for you for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala then do not believe this is what even though Josie Rahim Allah is mentioning 900 years ago. So what about the times that we live in today?
We mentioned at the very beginning of this conference, that the reason behind studying the lives of the companions, and their Syrah and their actions and how they were, was not for the sake of having beautiful stories, but was rather for implementing them.
We know that the companions of the Allahu taala at home were a unique and distinct generation.
And likewise with their actions, their relationships were distinct as well as for their relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala then the stories are too many, and it would require electronics own, but think about individuals who would pray to Allah subhana wa tada 500 Records in one night, or individuals that would read the whole Koran in one night. We already mentioned stories of their generosity for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala a man sacrificing all of his wealth, another man sacrificing health love it, and yet another man giving everything he owned just for one tree in Paradise, all for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So the trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala was
at a totally different level and most of the relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala was at a totally different level as well. Now how about the relationships amongst themselves with the lights Allah today, we will discuss and take a preview of how they kept their ties of brotherhood with one another. But before we get to that, let us look at some of the virtues of brotherhood and what are some of the key things to remember in our relationships with our fellow brothers.
Allah subhana wa tada says in Surah, two medium in the Medina ama new amilo saw the hitc Big alohomora man,
that indeed those people who believe and do righteous deeds, Allah subhanho wa Taala or a rough man will create a special love for them.
It is often that you will see that when you see righteous people, you naturally have an affection towards them. When you see righteous people you will see a sort of light upon them that you will naturally be attracted towards them. This is what Allah subhanaw taala is referring to that when people do righteous deeds, and they have a high Eman in Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah subhanho wa Taala puts a natural love in the hearts of the people for them.
And this love is a result of the actions and is a result of the man of this people. So Allah subhanho wa Taala this love that he inspires into other individuals for these righteous people, his love for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala you may not know this individual you may have never met him before and you may not know anything about him, yet you recognize this light upon his face, and this beauty that he possesses. This is the love that Allah subhanho wa Taala inspires into the hearts of the righteous people for other righteous people. And this righteous love, it leads on to brotherhood for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala
Allah's Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, in describing how brothers should be one another. He said, Now you may know how to come Hector, you have belly as he may have been enough see that none of you truly believes until he loves for his brother, what he loves for himself.
you have one piece of bread, one loaf of bread, you haven't eaten the whole day, how many of us would actually share that piece of bread with the whole room, let alone with one or two other individuals. More than likely, if you gave it to one person and he passed it on to someone else, you would not see anything from it.
This is our problem. We're too concerned with ourselves over the rights and wants of others. Take the example of a boy whatever the Allahu taala, who
might have been a Sakura dose, he was the real name of Abu huraira, the Allahu taala angle. And he was a close companion for the prophets of Allah and he said them for the last three years. He accepted Islam during the Battle of labor. And he was from the companions known as a philosopher, or those companions, which were very, very poor.
So being from the poor companions, and being a student of Hadith, he would accompany the prophets of Allah while he would sell them as much as he could. And he didn't actually have time to work and seek permission for himself. So what he would do is he would go to the masjid and see if anyone was giving out food. And more than often he would find some food for himself. But at times, there will be no one giving out food and he would starve and he would feel the pangs of hunger.
So one day, he was feeling the pangs of hunger and he was
Looking for food, and he was unable to find anything. So he started having a seizure due to the hunger that he was feeling. So as he started to quiver and to shake, people thought he was possessed by a gin. So they put their foot over him to stop him from shaking and having a seizure. And this is how he presented when he came back to a census. This is how hungry he was. So he knew that it was a problem at this time, and he had to feed himself. So after Salah, he went up to aboubaker, about the Allahu taala. And he said, he started asking, you know, how are you doing? How's your family doing? How are the kids, and it was common courtesy of the companions, that if anyone is with you, or
anyone comes up to you, it was just common courtesy, to invite them with, you still have, you know, a cup of tea, to have something to eat to have something to drink, just as we should be doing in our times today. So aboubaker he was very busy, he was unable to invite a Valera. And he excused himself and he left. So Barrera said, you know, Abu Bakar, who can't feed me and take care of me, then definitely, I'm gonna have no photography Allahu taala. And who will?
So he went up to him or did the exact same thing asking him Jamar, how are you doing? How's your family doing? How are your affairs? You know, is there anything I can help you with? And like was Amara, the Allahu taala. No, was too busy. He excused himself and he went on his way. Alba Herrera always felt shy from asking the prophets of Allah Hollywood send them so he wouldn't go to him directly. But in such a situation where he's feeling so weak, and he's already fallen sick due to his hunger, he said, I have no recourse except to go to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
So after all of this, he goes to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he says the Rasul Allah, I have not eaten in days, will you not take me in as a guest? So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, wait in the masjid and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam went to into his house, and he asked Ashura, the Allahu Tanana Aisha, is there anything in our house that we can feed our guests with?
To which the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was replied to by, we only have milk in the house. Now think about this. Imagine the food that we have in our houses, not only could we feed ourselves, we would probably feel or feed all of our neighborhoods as well. The Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam only had milk in his house at that time, they were only worried about one meal at a time. And they will not worried about meals for weeks or months at a time. So the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam took this milk to Abu huraira talana. And he said, This is for you. But on one condition, before you drink from it, take it to the sofa, and make sure they satisfy
themselves as well. So it's a part of milk, no larger than enhancement. And at the end of Herrera, you know already being hungry. He's feeling guarded at this time. He say he wants to seek out a little help, please let me drink from it first jasola Please let me drink from it. But being obedient to Allah His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said Allah He was upon my eyes and face era. So Allah, I will do what you say. So he went to our sofa, and he gives it to them. And they're approximately 30 of them. One person takes a drink. And it's as if a Buddha has been stabbed is like that's one portion of milk of mine that is going away. So another portion, another person
drinks and another portion of milk is going, and this continues to go on and on until all the people are fed. And then he gets it back. And there's little to nothing left in it. And then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam says, Give it to me. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam raises it as if he's about to drink, just wanting to see what avora is going through, and is through the blessing that Allah subhanho wa Taala put in the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam drank from that very vessel of milk that Allah subhanho wa Taala replenished it. And that not only was 30 people able to drink from it, but Abu huraira, the Allahu
taala, who he went on to drink from it. And likewise, he gave it back to the partner, send them in the process and asked him Are you full? And he said, No, I want more. So as long as I send them gave him even more, and this is all with one vessel, the point of the story being that Abu huraira, a man who's virtually on the verge of death, he preferred his brothers in this pot of milk over himself. And this is what it means to love your brother, what you love for yourself, not only in terms of prosperity, but in times of adversity as well. So some of the characteristics that we need to have with our brothers, and we'll mention a few of them before we get into the stories within each other
so we can see that practical application of these principles. Firstly, is loving for your brother what you love for yourself.
We mentioned one story already and we said that it was based upon the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu it was sent him as mentioned previously
is that you should hold no malice towards your brothers.
We mentioned in the Hadith previously, the hadith of undersell of the Allahu taala. I know as narrated by Imam Ahmed that understood the Allahu taala and who was sitting in the masjid of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and a man came into the masjid. And the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that this man is a man from the people of paradise. And this event occurred three or four days in a row. And the companions are the Allahu taala who were inquisitive individuals. They want to know what made this man so distinct that departments have a lot of Hollywood send them what pointy most specifically, you have the likes of Ahmad Yaga. Alexa will
record the likes of man and the other great companions there. But why would the prophets of Allah How do you send them point out this man? So Abdullayev number one, the Allahu taala who he went up to this man, and he said, You know, I would like to be a guest of yours for the next three days. Just to see what you do and how you live your life. So the man accepted, and Abdullah Hama, Hama radi Allahu taala who wants to this man's house and he narrates that I lived with him for three days. And his booboo was like our will do his Salah was like our Salah. And his the cow was like our second his son was like our song, everything that he did, we did as well. So what was it that made
this nine distinct, he couldn't figure it out. So he went up to the man after his the three days were over, and he said, I heard the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam say that you are an individual, from the people of paradise. And I would like to know what you do that makes you distinct from everyone else. And he said, I do not do anything different. I do everything the same as you do, and I do not do anything special. But rather before I go to sleep, I forgive everyone that has transgressed against me and I forgive anyone that has wronged me.
So to establish true bonds of brotherhood, you have to realize that there are times where you will have to forgive even though you may not want to, to establish true brotherhood. This can only be done when you hold no malice in your heart.
Leaving the stories of the companions aside for a moment, that is reflect upon the story of use of Elisa Lam. The story of use of a salon as a young child, he was thrown into a world by his brothers. After being thrown into a world he was picked up by a trade caravan. After we split up by the trade caravan, he was sold to the family of a minister for that family. They treated him well. But as he grew older, the wife of that minister grew attracted to him and accused him of nudity. and due to that false accusation, he was put into jail. While he was in jail, he met these two individuals who were supposed to help him get out of jail, as they were being let go earlier, those two individuals
And then the king of that time, he needed help from his family Salaam in interpreting a dream. So he was extracted from jail, and then use of an A Salam. He refused to get out of jail, up until his name was cleared from that which he was accused of. And time goes on. And he went through many trials. He was separated from from his family, he faced times of poverty, but at the end of the story, he is reunited with his family and his brothers come up to him. And remember, it was directly through their action of dumping him into a world that led to all of his hardships. But look what Yusuf Ali Salaam says to his brothers. He says letter three baalei como yo, yo quiero Allahu la Koo
wahoo, our hamara he mean, he said, there's no blame upon you today. May Allah forgive you, and he is the most forgiving, and the most compassionate of those people who are compassionate.
This is how bonds are built, that clear your hearts of any malice. As life goes on. You will oppress one day and the next day you will be oppressed. If you want to be forgiven for your oppression, then forgive those who have oppressed you. Think about all those individuals, the likes of Sophia and Sophia, radi Allahu taala, a man who was one of the biggest enemies of Islam and had oppressed the Muslims. When he accepted Islam, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam forgave him for all of his transgressions, and he treated him as if he was one of his own Muslims. So in order to continue and maintain and to establish ties of brotherhood, we need to learn to forgive one another and hope the
best for one another from
Those who preceded us from those who are with us, and those whom We shall meet in the future vision, Allahu taala.
Likewise, from those characteristics that we need to maintain ties of brotherhood is wanting good for people in general. And what this means is always look out for what your brother may need, even before he asks for it. So if you know that your brother has a certain need one day, he needs to go to the hospital, don't put him in the position where he needs to ask you, but rather go and help him and take him to the hospital before he even needs to ask and offer it to him. And likewise, if you know a brother is hungry, offer him food before he even has to ask or if you know a brother is in financial difficulty, know offer him financial help, if you can do so, before he is forced to ask.
So you want to good for him at all times.
you do those things, which will not annoy him.
As we know, from time to time, we will meet individuals, some of us will get along and others of us will naturally not get along, we will see in other people characteristics that we may find annoying. And we may not like
there are some characteristics which we can control and others which we can't. From those characteristics, which you can control. Try to avoid doing those characteristics in front of those people that it annoys. For example, there are some brothers who are genuinely just very serious individuals, you may joke with them from time to time, and that is okay. But if you joke with them too much, they dislike it. And vice versa as well. There are just people there are people who are genuinely very jolly, they're genuinely very happy, and very welcoming people. And this is how they like to be treated as well. So if you know that this is the type of individual that you're dealing
with, then try to be with him in that manner. Because if you're not dealing with him in such a manner, this may be very offensive to the brother and he may find it annoying. So these are certain characteristics that we should keep in mind when dealing with our fellow brothers.
In terms of stories of the companions, or the Allahu tanaan, whom and how they dealt with one another. There are several stories I've chosen a few to drive lessons from starting with the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam himself.
As we know the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was abused by koresh, and he was eventually forced to leave mecca for Medina. He left behind whatever he had. And during this journey,
someone had to go along with Him as their height two things had to be prepared and someone had to be there. If anything happened with the prophets of Allah Hollywood cinema. So Abu Bakr radi Allahu taala, who he went with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and both of them were stuck in the cave. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam recognized this great favor of a worker of the Allahu taala who upon him, and that is why he said in the Hadith, that the person who has been most benevolent to me in terms of his companionship, and his wealth, is Abu Bakr radi Allahu taala.
And if I was to choose a, an intimate and close friend in this world, other than Allah subhana wa Tada. It would have been Abubakar, radi Allahu taala. But I will not choose another career for other than Allah subhanho wa Taala. And know that in my machine, all of the gates will be closed, except for the gate of aboubaker radi Allahu taala.
So we learned several lessons from this example of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. First is loyalty, that those people who are loyal to you, you need to be loyal to them as well. The Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam recognized the loyalty of a worker that in the province of La Hollywood cinemas time of need, Abu Bakar Allahu taala, who was always there to support him financially. And likewise, he was always there to support him with himself. If anything he would do physically, I will walk around the Allahu taala who was there for him. So likewise, when it came to closing off the doors of the massagin, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam left open the door of
Abu Bakar de la hotel.
Secondly, recognizing the favors that your brothers do upon you, a lot of the times people do things for us which we do not recognize their favors, and if you do not recognize their favors, you cannot thank them. And as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, He who does not thank the people has not thanked Allah subhana wa Tada. So in order to truly thank Allah subhanho wa Taala
You need to thank mankind and in order to thank mankind you need to recognize their favors and blessings upon you. And this is what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did. He recognized the pharaohs of Allah Abubakar Allahu taala know, and thus rewarded him accordingly.
Likewise, from the era of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we know that those companions were with the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in Makkah, and they went with him to Medina, were the Maha Joon and the Maha junoon when they came upon the answer, the answer knew that Allah subhanho wa Taala had given them a father, or had given them a greatness above them on selves, because they were with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam for longer, they witnessed the revelation of Makkah. And likewise, they witness some of the miracles of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, that the answer we're unable to. But as Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions in
certain hasher that when they came to them, they did not find anything their hearts against them, but rather they welcomed them. So the answer people of Medina were people that the Mahajan came to, and they welcomed them, and they loved them as if they were own.
And to further clarify and portray this, we have a specific story, a story of Abdullah
and Saudi Arabia
of the family Rahman came from Makkah with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam so is from the Iran and Saudi Arabia was from the unser sub Saudi Arabia, when he met Abdur Rahman when he said the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has made us brothers, and what the prophet sallallahu Sallam did, and this is from his wisdom and something that we can all learn from. The first thing that he did when he came to Medina was build a Masjid. The second thing that the Prophet salallahu alayhi Salaam did after that was to make ties of brotherhood between the between the Maha junoon and the answer. So he will take one individual from the Mahajan and one person from the answer and puts them
together and see that you are now brothers look after one another and take care of one another. So one of these groupings that the Prophet Mohammed Salah law while he was in a maid was up there
and started mahaveer. Society, Saudi Arabia when he welcomes Abdullah monument. He says that Indeed, Allah subhanho wa Taala has bestowed much worth upon me, and I'm from the richest of the unserved so I will give you half of my wealth, it is yours. I have two houses, one of my houses is yours. I have two wives, I will divorce with my wife's for you, and she is yours.
Now think about this, a man whom Saudi Arabia has never met, he possibly has nothing in common with him. But just for the fact that he knows of dorama they've been off is a Muslim. And he knows that he believes in Allah subhanho wa Taala. And in the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he does all of this for him. He is willing to sacrifice his house is willing to sacrifice his wealth is willing to sacrifice his family. How many of us would ever be how many have seen even imagine doing this, let alone physically doing this? This is a totally different level of immersion, and a totally different level of brotherhood, that the companions about the Allahu taala don't hide. And
this is something to reflect upon. That in our times, where the Muslims need to be united, and they need to have a strong front. How often will we actually help our brothers? How often will we actually be there in their times of need? How often will we actually defend our brothers?
These are all points that we need to learn from and focus on. We often complain of how bad our times are in terms of brotherhood. But let me remind you of a famous verse of poetry from a mama Shafi Rahim Allah, he said, Now he was a man and our rufina woman is a man in our agency, one that we attribute faults to time when the faults are within ourselves, and what faults could time have, except for us, meaning that instead of blaming time saying that we live in terrible times, start looking upon yourselves. If there's a problem, start fixing it within yourself first.
We have individuals who have said, Be the change that you want to see in society. You want to see the Brotherhood amongst the Muslims increase, start by increasing it yourself. Start by being that individual, who is jolly and cheerful and he goes up to each individual and says salaams the Prophet Mohammed Salah
Hollywood send them on this issue alone. He said, learn to read the whole gender ha ha took me No one told me no hotter the Habu, our audio Kamala, she's in the mood. The hubbardton calu Bella rasulillah paula abdul Salam avena from the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that you will not enter Jannah until you believe, and you will not believe until you love one another. So shall I know I did not guide you to a thing which will increase that love amongst yourselves, spread them amongst yourselves. It is very sad that living in a city like Birmingham, and living in a area such as small Heath, which has a high concentration of Muslims, that you can walk in the street, and
you will see two people who are both Muslims, and they both recognize their Islam, yet they will walk by each other, as if there is no concern and no care in the world. And it's not as if they have any hatred or any personal or any previous history. It's just the fact that they can't be bothered to give Saddam's to one another. And then we asked what is wrong with the home of Mohammed Salah when he was sent out. So next time you're in the streets, you see a Muslim, spread the salams to him. And this is the very first step of increasing that love and increasing that brotherhood. And know that this is what the prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that you will not enter
gender until you believe. And you will not believe until you love one another until you truly love one another you will not believe. So start by spreading the silence.
Getting back to the story of avatar of my name is Alvin Saudi Arabia. We mentioned that Saudi Arabia sacrificed half of his wealth, one of his houses and one of his wives from the Rocky Mountains. And he said it is yours. Now look at the modesty and the token of
being in a new town. Someone who clearly needs help, and knows no one, he says to Saudi Arabia, please just show me where the marketplace is.
Please just show me where the marketplace is. And I will suffice myself so even though I have another beer is offering him all of this of the ramen even chose the mower chased away and sought self sufficiency. So this is another point of benefits that we can rely upon and benefit from, and that is that we should not covet the blessings that our brothers have been given. Yes, Allah subhanho wa Taala may have blessed some brothers over and over others. Some brothers may be more rich. Some brothers may have bigger families. Some brothers may have bigger houses. Some brothers may have better cars, but don't covet it. rather ask Allah subhana wa Taala to bless it. And
likewise, be self suffice. Don't seek help from anyone else, but rather try to help yourself and seek the help from Allah subhanho wa Taala alone.
Going on to our next story with Tyler and this is truly a hot moving story. Especially considering that all these people died in the way of Allah subhanho wa Taala and Allah subhanho wa Taala wrote for them to be Shahada
during the Battle of Yarmouk, there were a lot of martyrs during that battle, but three of them stick out from them are at Lima, bean Abidjan, and Sohail even Abby Jehan and suheil Mr. Malhotra
all these three individuals, they were severely injured in the Battle of Yarmouk. And as they are in the tent,
each of them had different needs that needed to be attended to one of them needed to have a cut, put back together, another one needed a body part amputated, and another one had something else that needed attention. But one thing that they had in common is during the battles of old, there weren't bottles of water available everywhere. There weren't streams of water where they could get water from nor where there was. So water was scarce and was actually a great commodity. Now just imagine yourself being injured yourself coming back from battle, obviously something that you will naturally desire is washer.
So soheila sorry, economic been Abidjan was there and he asked for the attendee or the person who's taking care of the silk sick people. Can you please get me some water?
So economic even abijah was brought to this water from the attendee. And before he's about to drink it, he looks over to his right. And he sees his brother. So Haley been a big help and he thinks
himself, you know, I myself am injured. And the only thing I would really write like right now is to just drink this water and to quench my thirst. But I know that if I quench the thirst of my brother, Allah subhana wa Taala will reward me with something better in paradise. So a crema sacrifices on his own, and he offers it to saw him.
Now at this very moment, so well receives the water, he looks to his left and realizes that Lima has passed away
that at that very moment, just prior to his death, the last deed that Emma died upon, was giving water to his brother.
So so he looks at this noble act. And he thinks How selfish of me it would be, if I drank this water without offering it to someone else. And to the right of Sohail was so highly abnormal.
So, before quenching his own thirst side of things, let me give it to soheila.
So, he gives the water to so highly banhammer and Allah subhanho wa Taala, out of his infinite wisdom, blind that at that very moment, so high in when Abidjan would pass away in the exact same act in giving water to his brother was injured and is desiring water as well. So now you have a clear mother passed away and Sohail that passed away. And then you have soheil
who is has this water, two of his close friends and companions and brothers have just sacrificed their lives just so that he could drink water. And he is about to drink. And Allah subhanho wa Taala, in his infinite wisdom, infinite wisdom, before he's able to drink, he passes away.
And you think about the story, that people you have two individuals, or even a third individual who was willing to sacrifice his life, just for the sake of, you know, quenching the thirst of his fellow brother. Now, think about it in our terms, let's not even talk about death. Let's not talk about war, let's not talk about being injured. Just imagine yourselves in good health.
A guest comes over. And he just sits down. If he was to ask a glass of water, how many of us would do it happily, or let's put to the issue of the guests aside, you're in the mustard. You see an old man sitting in the mustard, you can see that, you know, he's been in the machine for quite some time, he hasn't had anything to eat or drink, how many of us would actually go and offer him water, let alone being on our deathbeds, let alone being injured, let alone being sick, offering it to our fellow companions. Now, clearly, they've been worried about the Allahu anhu.
He saw this in the Battle of your neck and he passed by them. And you look at the mutual love that existed amongst the companions of the Allahu taala at home. And he said BNF see anthem, he said, If only I was able to sacrifice myself, for all of you.
Brothers and sisters, the companions are the Allahu taala no more no joke. And the reason why their societies were so strong. And the reason why the Brotherhood was so strong, was the fact that they had this mutual concern and this mutual desire of goodness for one another.
And it is only through this mutual love. And this through through this mutual desire and concern that we can revive the societies that the companions radi Allahu taala.
You have to start off by not
covering coveting anything from your brother, but rather wanting good for him. You have to start off by not making yourself look big, but rather covering the sins and the mistakes of your brothers. How often do we sit in gatherings and a brother's name is mentioned. And we're very quick to mention something negative about him all sudden, so in such and such talks too much or such and such, you know, he comes from a very poor family or such and such, you know, he's not as quiet as I am. How often do we sit in such gatherings and when our brothers are mentioned, we mentioned them in a negative light rather than in a positive light.
If you look and take a preview as to what even Khaldoon mentions in his history of Angelo's and other places,
he talks about the marketplace in under loose, and I might be mistaken maybe it might have been someone else other than the Cologne, but for the time being that is what I recollect. They didn't call don't leave
mentions the marketplace of under loose. And he mentions on how the market of under loose was filled with many tradesmen, each one selling different products. And a man would come to this marketplace, and would just feel a totally different vibe and a totally different order in this marketplace. So you'd go to one seller, and you would say, you know, I would like to buy a bag of rice, please sell it to me, the seller rather than telling him how much it costs and how much he should give him, he says, you know, there's my brother across the street, his rice is better, and he may even give it to you cheaper, why don't you go and buy it from him. And likewise, someone who wants to buy meat,
something similar, they were always looking out for their brothers. And even the Khaldoon or whoever the historian was, at that time, he mentioned that the downfall of Al Andalus only came when the people in the marketplace they started saying don't buy from my brother would rather buy from me my product is better. And I'll give it to you for cheaper. When you don't look out for the for your brother, and we're not concerned about his well being. This is why the boundaries of brotherhood fall apart. The Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that the brothers are like one building, one part strengthens the other.
And when you think about this parable that the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam put forth, it actually makes sense that if one part of the building is weak, it is possible that the whole building will collapse. But if you take proper care of each part of the building, and each part of the building stays strong, there is middle to no chance that this building will collapse.
And this is where the famous saying comes from, that a chain is as strong as its weakest link, that a chain is made of many links. And if there's one weak link, that chain becomes useless, and such as this one society, and such as the Muslim community and the Muslim Brotherhood, that if there's one part of the Brotherhood, which is weak, it is possible that a whole that the whole brotherhood can collapse. So this is something to be concerned about. And something to be cautious of that when it comes to brotherhood, you have to make sure that you look at all aspects of it. Not only are you looking at to those brothers at home, you know, and may have been raised with but you're also
concerned about those brothers that you do not know.
There are many brothers in this conference who have come from out of town. There are many brothers in this conference who have come from and other parts of Birmingham. This is an ample opportunity to come and get to know one another. So if you have the authority, or Rahim Allah, he mentions that the most oppressive of men
are 10. And from these 10, just to mention, the point over here is that a man who men who meets a new brother in Islam, someone that he's never met, that does not take the time to get to know him and does not take the time to do anything for him to benefit him. And he said, Have you not heard the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam were seven people will be shaded under the shade of Allah subhanho wa Taala. The day there is no shade, except the shade of Allah.
And then he mentioned that it is to people who beat for the sake of Allah and port for the sake of Allah and love each other for the sake of Allah subhana wa Tada. So he said, these are the most impressive of men are 10. And from them are those individuals, those Muslims that see one another, see Islam in one another, yet they do not take the time to get to know one another. So in this conference is an ample opportunity to implement the statement of subpoena authority
that those brothers that you may have seen, but you do not know now's the time to get to know them, those brothers that you haven't seen before, now's the time to go up to them and give them Saddam's and get to know them. And this is how the bonds of brotherhood are actually built. Getting to know one another, knowing one another so that when he has a need, he can rely upon you. And likewise one day when you may have a need, he may come there for you to be there for you.
In conclusion of this talk, Brotherhood is a very important topic. There are many aspects of it that needs to be discussed. But I believe the beginning of brotherhood, and build realizada with this strong foundation, we can rectify not only this community but other communities as well.
All of us we always seek a fresh start, we always seek a fresh beginning. And this community there may be individuals who hold grudges against other brothers
This day, make it a day that you forgive all those grudges in this community, there may be people that you may not get along with, on this day, take a fresh start and get to know them all over again. Perhaps you may see something that you like of them, and perhaps you may see something that will make you forget about the evil in them. And on this day, take this opportunity to ask Allah subhanho wa Taala that Allah strengthens the ties and bonds of brotherhood in this community. Just as he strengthened the bonds of brotherhood during the time of the companions are the Allahu taala because we are truly living in times where we cannot depend upon anyone except the Muslims around
us. And each and every one of us during these times, we will need the help of our fellow Muslims. So if you want brothers to be there for you, you have to be a brother to someone else. And I ended off with that thought and All praise is due to Allah. Allah sallallahu wasallam wa barik ala nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa salam
ala Hama, we have the shadow under a stockbroker