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The Three Neglected Aspects of Salafiyyah

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Navaid Aziz

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Luna de he will not hand in aloha Karina la Kumara Kiba yeah you hola Dena Amano, taco La La colo colenso de de la cama nyla con la comme de Nova con woman, UT la hora Sula, who forgot the Pfizer fosun Avi Ma, Am I bad for inner circle hediki tabula subhanho wa Taala walkerville Heidi Haji Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, or Sharon Marie Maha wakulla Masha 13 beta wakulla beta attend Allah Allah, Allah Allah Allah cynefin our sama God, my dear brothers and sisters when f9 rhodiola han who was leading the Hajj, Abdullah with Masuda della Han who was with him. And Abdullah sudo the Allahu anhu he was teaching his students that he prayed behind the Messenger of Allah sallallahu

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alayhi wa sallam he prayed to behind double bucket and he prayed behind Amara de la homogeny. And when they used to leave the salon hij they used to lead it into ruckus, and Athena and rhodiola one who he was leading it with for a cause. So he's teaching his students that the son of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was deleted into and at that time as the karma was about to be given the procedure to the Salah, and Abdullah the message or the other one who was praying behind the halifa with man.

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So after the Salah is over, his students come up to him and they said, You are just teaching us that the sooner the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was to pray to rock as yet you prayed behind will find praying for Why did you do that? And then he repeated something three times. He went on to say Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Masha, Allah, Allah for sure. That deferring is evil. deferring is evil, deferring is evil. My dear brothers and sisters, in today's video, I want to address three aspects of Islam that often gets neglected, meaning that we know about them, yet for some reason or another, we tend to neglect them. The first aspect that I would like to address in today's course, is the

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issue of how to deal with differences of opinion. And what type of differing is allowed, and what type of differing is not allowed in Islam. So when you look at this story with our beloved Masuda, rhodiola, Juan Juan northline rhodiola Juan, you'll notice that even the Sahaba de la know amongst themselves, they differed. But what made them extremely different from our age and our generation is that even with the difference of opinion, they would still die to defend one another. Not only physically, but even their honor they would defend to the death because they understood that part of your love for Allah subhanho wa Taala part of your love for the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi

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wa sallam is loving the oma as well is loving the oma as well. And in this day and age, we come up with excuses not to love our brothers and sisters, we come up with excuses not to defend our brothers and sisters, we come up with excuses to dis unite the oma. So now with this having being said, when it comes to matters of Fuck, it's not going to take a person outside of the fold of of the Sunnah is not going to take a person outside the fold of Islam, if they pray a little bit different than you, or if they do other aspects of different from you. Our tradition in Islam has been very tolerant to that. As long as the sources of legislation that they are using are sound, as

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long as the principles that they're using are sound, then there is definitely room for difference when it comes to the conclusion. Now I want to make something very, very clear today. And that is in Islam, there is no tolerance towards bidda there is no tolerance towards shirk. But when it comes to an individual mistake, then Islam has been very tolerant towards them based upon the principles that they have stood for and continue to stand for. If you look at some of the great imams of the past, the likes of al Qaeda, from the books of Tafseer are heavily dependent upon you look the likes of Abdullah zaka Sinani who the books of Hadith are heavily dependent upon these individuals, even

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though they were from the Imams of the setup. They ended up falling into certain mistakes they fell in, some of them fell into kata, some of them fell into the show your yet even then emammal Bukhari and the mounds of Hades still narrated from them. Why? Because their principles were still sound, yet they fell into these mistakes. And that is why it's very important that when we approach a difference of opinion, the first thing we should understand is that when it comes to matters of faith, it's not black and white, there's a lot of gray in between. And that is why scholars that differed with one another even in matters of faith. They're very tolerant of it. Certainly imams

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when they used to go and pray in the massages of other Imams, they will change the way that they pray in order to reflect respect for that Imam. So the likes of Imam Shafi Rahim Allah when he went to the likes of the mercy of the Mohammed bin Hassan, he would pray in the way

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Mohammed Abu Hassan used to pray out of respect and courtesy for him to show us that in matters of fuck that harshness that we often see today should not manifest itself, but rather it should be a an emotion or a feeling of tolerance towards one another. Number two, as I mentioned that when it came to matters of bid on matters of Shrek, there was no tolerance for the actual act of chicken for the actual act of Buddha itself, there is no tolerance, but for the one that fell into it, based upon their principles, one should be advising and one should be concerned and once you try to advise them and guide them, but at the end of the day, again, it did not expel them from the fold of the Sunnah

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of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam. A third thing I would like to mention, when it comes to issues of differing of opinion, is that this subject requires research and knowledge. A lot of the times when we speak about difference of opinion, we may have just heard one of the many opinions that exists. And we go around running and thinking that this is the only opinion that has existed. But this sort of research is required in order to be for it to be known. Are there other opinions? Did they sell afford these opinions? If they did, then those are opinions that are valid, and people can hold them if this is the HD hide that they make. And this is the opinion that they choose to

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follow. So we should not be narrow minded and think that the realm of Islam is just black and white, there is a lot of gray in between that we should be very, very respectful towards number two, a second aspect of Islam that gets neglected, is giving one another the benefit of the doubt. our predecessors, many, many of them have stated that if I see my brother doing something wrong, I would give him excuses, a lot of people narrate and they attributed to the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasalam. They give your brothers and sisters 70 excuses. To the best of my knowledge. This is not an authentic hadith and is not valid. But the principle behind it of giving each other the benefit of

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the doubt is extremely valid, we should be giving each other the benefit of the doubt. They used to say that if I cannot come up with an excuse for him, then perhaps he has an excuse that I do not know of that is how far they used to give each other the benefit of the doubt. And this is something that needs to be brought back again today. That if you see your brother or sister doing something dubious, doing something suspicious, where it couldn't be right and couldn't be wrong, rather than assuming the worst of people give them the benefit of the doubt, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he actually reprimands us, he jacoba Sue Allen for in a vulnerable Hadith that I

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censor you from having evil suspicion of one another for indeed it leads to the most evil and vile and lying of speech. If you're not careful. Allah subhanho wa Taala in the Quran, he commands the believing people. Yeah, you hola Dena, Manoj tenable, kathira men have done that, oh, you who believe stay away from having suspicion of one another. So if something can be viewed in a positive light, and something can be interpreted in a positive light, then it should be done. Because that is what the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and his companions or the Allahu anhu taught us. And this is an element of the sooner particularly when it relates to one's luck. That is

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neglected. And it's very unfortunate that in this day and age, when we should be giving one another the benefit of the doubt, we often forget. And this leads to the break up of brotherhood, it leads to the breakup of communities, at least the breakups of massages, and a lot of bad things happen, because this is what shaytan wants. When you look at the hadith of shaitaan, as is narrated from the origin, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he tells us that she does not get happy, as the one who you know, steals or encourages someone to steal, he does not get happy with the one that encourages someone to lie. But when she does get happy is when that shaytaan is able to separate a man from his

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wife is able to separate his man from his wife. That is when the shaytaan encourages his shouting that you've done well, you've done something right, to show us and one of the objectives of shaytaan is to separate the oma is to separate the community. And one of the tools that shaytan uses is planting seeds of suspicion. So realize my dear brothers and sisters, each and every one of us at one point in our lives will be in the situation where we will want the benefit of the doubt. So extend this benefit of the doubt to the brothers and sisters, to the degree that you would want it for yourself the same way you would like to receive the benefit of the doubt, show it to others as

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well. And the third and last thing that I wanted to address in today's quote, is the element of spirituality in Islam. Spirituality in Islam is of the utmost importance. Islam did not just come with physical

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Islam did not just come with al Qaeda. But it's then came to soft in the heart as well. The famous imams of the past like the next available party, the likes of Imam Muslim, the dedicated chapters known as kitamura. COC in their books, the books of hearts softening. Why? Because in order for our appeal, to be sustainable, meaning to continue to read about it and to study it, and to learn it, and to teach it, it's not just about knowing theoretically that Allah subhanho wa Taala is above his creation, but it's about knowing that Allah is above his creation and sees everything and knows everything and controls everything. So the way I conduct myself should be all inspired by knowing

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that Allah subhana wa tada is above his creation, or knowing that the attributes of Allah subhanho wa Taala, such as mercy are real, should lead me towards having mercy, because the Most Merciful has mercy upon those that show mercy. And this is part of that spiritual element that gets neglected. And that is why when you look at the sciences of Islam of the past, everything was taken holistically, Akita was not separated from feck was not separated from Hades. Hades was not separated from a soul and filk all of it was studies together, particularly spirituality. Now everything was meant to bring you closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And if it didn't, the son of

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one had nothing to do with it. Because that is the ultimate goal and purpose of knowledge to bring you closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And if the knowledge that you have is not making you better in your ibadah is not making you better in your mama with your brothers and sisters is not making you better in your character. Then what is the point of that knowledge My dear brothers and sisters, so let us refocus on spirituality in Islam. Let us refocus on spirituality according to the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, because we live in a day and age where people have gone over bounds in spirituality within look for spirituality beyond the realm of the Quran and

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the Sunnah, or the exact opposite, were wild spiritual spirituality is present in the Quran and the Sunnah, we just become heedless of it and focus on the physical aspects of the sooner rather than the internal aspects. So now what elements of spirituality can we bring back to our lives? Let us look at the ayah where Allah subhanho wa Taala he says, Yeah, you hola Vina Amano Kuru la zichron kaviraj that all you who believe. remember Allah subhanho wa Taala with much remembrance, meaning that throughout the day in the night, as a Muslim you are meant to be remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala from the time that you wake up to the time that you go to the bathroom to the time that you go

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to sleep again at night. During all of those times during the times you interact with one another. Your tongue should be busy with the vicar of Allah subhanho wa Taala, either something that was legislated by DEP Silla. lohani was set up specifically for that, like going to sleep and like going to the bathroom and like eating, those are specifically narrated. Or if you're not doing any of those actions that are specifically narrated by our sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, then you're brushing your tongue with Subhana Allah and hamdu Lillah Allahu Akbar, Allah Allah, Allah Allah. Majid brothers and sisters let me share with you one beautiful Hadith. The poor companions came

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complaining to her soul sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and they said Dr. rasulillah The Habana the story below Jor that all messenger of Allah, the rich companions amongst us, they've run away with all of the rewards.

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He said How so? They said that he they pray just like we pray, they fast just like we fast, but they given sadaqa that which we are not able to give. And in the version of Sahih Muslim, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam teaches these companions that at the end of every Salah, say Subhana Allah 33 Times says hamdulillah 33 times say Allahu Akbar 33 times and anyone that does this, no one will proceed you on the Day of Judgment, except for the one that did this. And more than that, so these companions installed, started getting busy after Salah they started this Vicar. Now, the rich companions find out about it. So again, the poor companions come back, and he tells a Nabi

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sallallahu alayhi wa sallam era Salalah they found out that secret that you told us, teach us something else so that we can become better than them. Then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he concludes this discussion by saying vaniqa Fudd Lola your tea he Manisha that that is the virtue that is the favor of Allah subhanho wa Taala that he shows to whomever he pleases mean that Allah subhanho wa Taala has granted us and you spend it in the way of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And on top of that, you're able to fulfill the Pillars of Islam and things more like performing Vicar

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Then this is the favor of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now what are some of the things that we can learn from this story? Number one, we learned the importance of competing with one another in going towards Allah subhanho wa Taala. You should not be from those people that has no concern about competing with one another for the sake of Allah subhana wa Tada. In fact, it was from the attitude of the companions, not only generally, but even specifically with individuals, like we saw between Abu Bakar Omar, they would race with one another and compete with one another to do good deeds. Number two, these companions were concerned about their accuracy more than they were about their

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dunya because they complain not that they were poor, or that they were going through hardship. They complain that the IRS and a lot of these people have an advantage over us in doing goodness. And that is what our concerns should be as well. That rather than competing with one another for bigger houses and faster cars, we shouldn't be competing with one another who pleases Allah subhanho wa Taala more because at the end of the day, that is what is truly going to count. And then number three, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in this version of the Hadith, he actually shows us that if wealth is used properly, then it becomes a proof for you. However, if wealth is not used

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properly, then it becomes a proof against you. And that is seen in the last statement when he says Veronica Ford Lola, your T manjusha. That is a favor in virtue of Allah subhanho wa Taala that he gives to whom he pleases. Now, on this point, I would like to expand that this does not mean you don't actually let me retract that a lot of people assume that Islam encourages people to be poor. A lot of people assume that but from this hadith You see, that's not the case. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is encouraging the people that if you have money, spend it in the way of Allah subhana wa Tada. What is discouraging Islam is that if you have money and you don't spend it in the

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way of Allah, that is what is discouraged. You should not be of those people. But people should strive hard and work hard and earn money to spend in the cause of Allah subhanho wa Taala reflect on the drama of leaving the masjid Allahumma India's an academy in for that oh ally asked you from your virtually of benevolence. Because while you're in the machines, you're not supposed to be doing business. But when you leave the machine, you're back to this dunya you're back to sneaking your risk. You are asking Allah subhana wa tada for his favor and his benevolence, to incite in the mind of the believer that go out and seek your risk. Don't assume that it's just going to come to you be

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active in seeking it. Now getting back to the point I want to conclude this section with the importance of spirituality is seen in how connected you are to Allah subhanho wa Taala regardless of your circumstances around you. So we saw the poor companions, they were attached to Allah subhanho wa Taala even though they were going through difficulty, and we see the rich companions, they're attached to Allah subhanho wa Taala even though they're in times of comfort and in times of prosperity, so they each use their own means to get closer to Allah the poor companions sought out the vicar, former Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the rich companions, they did what they

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could with their wealth, and on top of that, which they learned as well. So this teaches us over here that some of us may be rich, some of us may be poor, those of us that are rich, have a higher accountability with Allah subhanho wa Taala to spend in his sake, and to also make sure that our other aspects are in balance as well. Like our Salah, like our Vicar, my dear brothers and sisters, the essence of spirituality is getting closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala and being conscious of Allah subhanho wa Taala so much so that not an action is made by the slave, except that it reflects first is this action going to be Beloved, or hated by Allah subhanho

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wa Taala and if it is Beloved, they continue with it and if it is going to be detested, then they would leave it barakallahu li walakum coronella Diem when a funny word er can be my female it was the colonel Hakeem akula Kohli has our stock photo la hora de Vaca Melissa, the mean for stock photo in the hula for Rahim

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al hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah ala alihi wa sahbihi wa Manuela Amma God that let me recap the three points we discussed in the first part of the hauteville. So we were discussing neglected aspects of Islam or neglected aspects of the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And the first thing we discussed is being tolerant towards the difference of opinions, particularly in fifth and we mentioned that how there is no tolerance when it comes to grid or to shirk. However, if someone has fallen into that, then that falling into a mistake is not enough to explain

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From the Sunnah of the prophets of Allah who it was send them. Number two, we discussed the importance of giving one another the benefit of the doubt, because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us that the most violent lining of speech is that which is based upon suspicion. And Allah subhanho wa Taala commanded the believers to stay away from suspicion, and we should try to come up with the benefit of the doubt for one another. And if we cannot come up with an excuse, then understand that perhaps your brother or sister has an excuse that you do not know of.

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And the third thing we discussed is the importance of spirituality in Islam, as it's taught by the Quran and the Sunnah simple things like busying ourselves with the vicar of Allah subhanho wa Taala simple things as using our wealth to get closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala simple things like competing with one another for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. These are all elements of spirituality that are neglected, and needs to be revived. My dear brothers and sisters, what I want to conclude today's horrible with is that shaytaan deludes us into thinking that the life of this world is very long, he makes us think that we will live forever, right? So keep chasing this dunya

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that's what he keeps telling us. But the reality is, none of us, no one we are going to die.

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You could be healthy today and sick tomorrow. And just as I came into the message today, subpanel Ah, there was a brother that had mentioned that his father was, is being tested by cancer, and that he had surgery today at one o'clock. And his dying words to his son or his four possible final words to his son, was make sure you go to the masjid tomorrow and take care of the machine because that's what he knew his sadaqa jariya was. And the son's response to this was my father, say your Shahada and perfect your heat before you die. And these thoughts were just going through my head smile the whole time since I heard this till I stepped onto the member, that how many of us will be this

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fortunate that before we die, we have someone to encourage us to c'est la ilaha illAllah. And to remind us of the perfection of hate, and how many of us will be in that state that we can say oh my son, go and take care of the machines because this will be my sadaqa jariya that I'm Japan not dependent but this is something that I would like. So this shows us that these brothers they didn't come into that situation by accident. It was a plan of Allah subhana wa Tada. But they fostered that plan of Allah subhanaw taala. So let that be a reflection that we want to make sure when we're passing away, we have brothers and sisters that are there to remind us of Allah subhanho wa Taala

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and to say la ilaha illa Allah, and I pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala grants us all the tofik to c'est la ilaha illAllah before we die, I mean, and we also want to be of those individuals that have planted the seeds of Southern Nigeria, mean that even after we pass away, we have the opportunity to incur that reward, the promise of a low volume system, he summarizes this subject by saying that only three things will benefit you after you die, either knowledge that you have left behind either a sadaqa jariya that you have given, like the building of a Masjid, or a you know, a place for people to stay when they're traveling, or the building of a madrasah all of these things are sadaqa

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jariya. And then he concludes by saying a righteous child that will make do our which they fall for their parents mean that our own children are perhaps the greatest source of Southern Nigeria. So a lot of the times, particularly the men, and I'm addressing the men here right now is that we get so busy and other aspects of Islam, that we tend to neglect our own children, when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is teaching us that perhaps the greatest sacajawea we may ever have is our own children. So rather than racing and doing, you know, deeds in public that can be seen, know that Islam is also very encouraging of taking care of one owns children, that you should try your

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best to teach them, try your best to educate them, try your best to give them their The third area that they need to survive in this world. And that's going to happen by you leading the example of a good Muslim. My dear brothers and sisters, that means summarize that one point again. And that is that the life of this world contrary to what she thought makes us think is very short. And you want to make sure that anything you want to present to Allah subhanho wa Taala you're preparing for that from now. Because if we leave it till tomorrow, tomorrow may never come. So plant the seeds of Southern nigeria today. live a good life so that Allah subhanho wa Taala can grant the ending to

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your life to be good as well. I pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala forgives us for our sins and shortcomings and that Allah subhanho wa Taala makes use of those whom there sadhika God is accepted and that Allah subhanho wa Taala makes use of those that implemented the Quran and the Sunnah in all aspects of our lives. Allahumma salli ala Muhammad Ali Mohammed comma

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Later algebra him Allah Allah him in the Camino, Majid wa barakaatuh Mohammed and Allah Allah Muhammad Ali Ibrahim Ali Ibrahim in the middle Majid Allah homophily Haryana woman Aegina was shahidi Nava ebina. Also here in our community now was the Kareena when Santa was the minister he is learn whether to afraid that her demeanor photographer who is a man Allahumma, Edina and lady who is mature Marina was adonia Anna latifi. Hama, Shona was there. Helena Akira la luna wa Jalan hayata Xia the tenderness equally well. Attended I'm in coalition Robin attina for dunya Hashanah woodfill filati hacer una walk in other but not what's illallah wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad wa ala

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