Sahih Al-Bukhari 1-19-2016
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Remember what we talked about last week?
Behari? All right, what else? You guys did better than last week? Last week? It was just a slam. So this week, you guys adding Behati what else? Who remembers the gist of the Hadith we talked about?
Come on guys. Yes
very good. So we talked about the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam where he mentioned the deeds being multiplied 10 Times up to 700 times up to whatever Allah subhanaw taala wants and we said that the idea here is that there are some ds that are already specified more than 700. So it can go beyond 700 The minimum is 10.
Some of these that are already specified as 1000, and so on, so forth, good deeds, and Allah subhanaw taala can grow your good deed as long as Allah accepts your good deed Allah subhanaw taala can grow that good deed until it's large enough, it's big enough to completely cover any mistakes, any sins that you have. So we said that it's about your quality, not about your quantity. Don't play the numbers game with Allah right you you make sure that you try to put your sincerity into your good deeds so that they be accepted. If Allah accepts one good deed from you than not sufficient, all you have to do is wait for Allah subhanaw taala to really just accept that one good deed from
you. So we continue inshallah Tada the Hadith that we are on now.
This hadith is very much so connected. And again Buhari Rahim Allah, He chooses the Hadith that much the subject matter of the chapter, so we're gonna keep doubling Iman, in the chapter of EMA. The name of this chapter is Bob had redeeming in a lot of dwindle, that the most beloved of actions to Allah subhanaw taala are the ones that are most consistent. That's what he named the chapter which is, of course, a part of the Hadith that we're going to study. Now, the reason why Bihari Rahim Allah includes this particular Hadith the narration that I'm about to go to, is because also as I said, I'm called Dean or he referred to actions as the as religion. So Behati wants to show once
again that faith is encompassed by our actions it's encompassed by our words it's encompassed by many things so the prophets lie some referred to alarm and by the name of Dean he referred to actions as religion I have Bodine it Allah Duomo, the most beloved of actions to Allah subhanaw taala are the ones that are most consistent now let's go to the Hadith inshallah Tada it says had this Mohammed bin and Mithuna had definitely yeah here had done and he shall follow Bharani or be Anna Isha. Sometimes it's really interesting when you see something Hadith and in the chain of narrators is something for you to note, when you're reading a book of Hadith, what's being spoken
about here, there's a connection there. Here, one he Sam narrates from his father from Asia. So it just says he Shan narrates from his father, who narrates from our Isha. Most of the narrations of our show the alarm had come through who does anybody know?
Not Abu Abu Huraira narrates on his own but most of the narrations of our Isha come through a particular link. Yes. Everyone admits is a way well, the Allahu anha are one this son of us later than I want. Why? Because Erwan administers obey it may Allah be pleased with them both he and his father overall was the nephew of Aisha or what is the son of his obeyed and a smart be Becker, the sister of our Isha well the Allah Allah. So another one dedicated himself to a shell on the lawn. He said that she was the most Scott she had the most foot amongst the companions of the Prophet slice. She was the most scholarly, she has narrations that no one else has, because she had access to the
Prophet spice and that no one else had. So most of these really personal stories that we get, are from a nephew sitting with his aunt, you shall know the law and the wife of the Prophet slice Allah and beautifully. He narrates it to who not to some random students. He narrates to his son, he shot in Ottawa. So most of these narrations come from he shot in Ottawa, the son of us obeyed who sat with it sold the law in her very private moments, and was able to gather some of the very personal stories and conversations between her and the prophets lie Selim. So the hottie Rahim Allah just like what they've been mystery with and other people. He doesn't even bother naming the companion
because it's already understood he shall married it from his father. You should know who his father is without even having to hear or what even is obey. Who heard from you shall have the Allahu Taala on so anyway, I shall be well on her she narrates an incident. Okay, so I Isha says, and then the abuse of Allah Almighty He was salam, definitely that Aneja were in the HA, HA. That the prophets lie Selim entered upon her while she was sitting with one of her friends, the profit slice on came home and she was sitting with one of her friends, Bala Madhavi. So he asked her Isha, who is this?
Now another narrations it will be made clear that he asked to Alisha Who is this after she already left so not in front of her. He didn't say who is this but after the woman got up and left when she saw the profit slice on come home. So I saw the profit slice I'm asked to Aisha Who was the woman that was sitting with you, Paulette Falana. She said Falana Fernando is just that's basically an unnamed person. Now anytime also hobby or anytime an incident mentioned someone in a negative light or in a way that can be portrayed as negative. They won't mention the name of the person out of respect to them. They'll just say Fulani or Falana. Alright, which is the male and the female
version of anonymous, okay, so I actually said the name of the person, tough girl mentality. And she started to mention to the prophets lie Selim, how religious this woman is, and how much she used to pray at night. Allah night. The prophets lie some says Ma, which is an expression back then they have a lot of these things. Buchan ba ma Mahi and these are things that they urged us to say now has almost disregarding what she said. So he said nah, I'm a convener to three point. He said, Instead, you should do what you're capable of doing. Follow, follow Allah. He says that Allah Subhana Allah to Allah for Allah He La Jolla, Mundo la Hatta, Tamil Lu, Allah does not get tired of granting you
or forgiving you until you get tired of seeking His forgiveness and doing for him. The literal translation is Allah does not get tired until you get tired. All right, but I'll explain what this means in this concept on this context. All right. So we're still mostly some says from a lie. I swear by Allah subhanaw taala Amanda la Hatha tomoloo Allah does not get tired until you get tired. What kind of I had Bedini Ed ma dama allihies la cable. And he said sallallahu alayhi wa salam and the most beloved of actions to Allah subhanaw taala are the ones that are done regularly by that person. So there are various narrations Medina and Allah, I will not eat Allah one adorable however,
in all these different narrations that point to this last sentence, now again, Behati chose this particular narration because the prophets by some called good deeds, Dean, so he referred to those actions as a part of faith. And that's one of the points that Behati is making, and Kitab will Eema so how do we connect it to last week, we said it's not your plentiful good deeds that are going to get you to gender in the first place. Right. You don't get to Jana, because you did a lot of HESA knots. You get to gender because Allah subhanaw taala accepted one of your husbands or accepted some of your good deeds last parents either does not say to you ave welcome a young actor Ramona, he says
we have overcome a Yocom accent or amla, he is not going to test you on the basis of how many good deeds you do. But Allah subhanaw taala will test you on the basis of what good deeds you do with Exxon with excellence. I'll give you guys an example. By the way. All right, let's say just using the calculation we did last week, let's say that you pray the envelope every single night, let's say you pray at that price every single night.
And Allah subhanaw taala gives you 10 times those ADA curse, because that's the minimum that Allah will reward a good deed, as opposed to another person who prays to darkness. But Allah subhanaw taala rewards that person's two records with 700 or more, right, who's better in the sight of Allah, the One who had more excellence in their good deeds, the one who was just performing those two doctrines, but with a sense of short with a sense of humility, and so on so forth. That's far better in the sight of Allah subhanaw taala. Right. So quality is one thing number one. The second thing is that the prophets lie some already established that you get into Janna by the mercy of Allah
subhanaw taala. Even the messengers lysosome gets in by His mercy. So it's not the amount of good deeds that you do that are going to attain your salvation that are going to earn your salvation. So that's number two. Number three, the profit slice Allah knows, and this is just human nature, when you're trying to do too much, you're not it, there's no way for you to focus on the quality when you when you set these marks for yourself, when you judge or you, you you try to quantify your spirituality and say, you know, I just need to read this many pages of Quran today. You know, I'll give you an example. Let's say that your goal is to read eight pages of Quran a day. All right,
that's your your word, if that's your routine, but it gets to the under the date. You've got five minutes, and your with your regular way to just read eight pages a day. Is it better for you to say, Let me hurry up and do my eight pages smell our hemolymph now means topological field and in general, is it better for you to do that? Or is it better for you to say, You know what, I'm just going to do two pages, but I'm going to read them with a sense of pushover. I'm going to just pay attention. Let me just do two pages today. So I'm not going to not read Quran today. But I'll just read a little bit less because that's the way that I can maintain a quality reading of that. Right,
that's better for you in the sight of Allah subhanaw taala so the way you view salvation is being changed here. That it's not that it's not your your plentiful good deeds that get you into general in the first place. Rather, it's your quality
Find for the Mercy of Allah with some sincere good deeds that you do. Alright, now let's look at the full story here. That's the connection to last week's Hadith. Let's look at the full story of this hadith. Alright so because different different narrations give us a more more comprehensive look at the story number one as we said the Prophet spice Allah or the narrator's rather avoided saying her name, but another narration mentions that she was a woman from Ben acid and bento acid who knows what tribe that is what There's a very famous companion from bento acid does anyone know? This is the family of Hadith LLD Allah on Khadija been coilette So this is one of the relatives of Khadija
about the Allah Tada Anna, that sitting with our Isha on the Allahu Tada. And now I'm the narration of Hammad IGNOU selama which is a longer narration. It says that she was with Russia. And when the prophets Iceland entered, she she politely excused herself from the house of the prophets lie salah. And that's when the prophets lie some asked her Madhavi Who is this? Now? Here's the thing here why would the prophets lie some asked her who is this? Some of the scholars say the prophets lie some notice that he was tired. He noticed that there was some some drifting in the way that she got up and she moved like she's clearly someone that's that works a lot or that does something. And that's
what sparked the curiosity of the prophets lie Selim. Some of them say that the prophets lie some would always ask it so anyway, who is that? And I would always ask the Prophet slice and him who he spoke to during the date. And we know from many narrations that Isha and the prophets lie some they used to tell each other about their days, you have long the long hadith of ozada, which are Isha narrates, in detail, a gathering with 12 Different women and everything that happened and so on, so forth. So the prophesy son was just asking, you know, just just out of curiosity, so who was this woman that was sitting with you?
Because he didn't recognize her. Alright, so So it's either because she looked tired or the prophets lie some was just asking, right? Now, when the prophets lie, some asked her I chose to say something nice about her, which shows you the good advice I chose you her good manners, that I shall hold the law on her. Did not say anything bad about her, I shall have the Allah on earth, not Allah. She started to praise her as soon as she left. And so in the narration of her madness, selama the prophets licenses men how the I shall call at your rasool Allah how the full honor while he was in Medina, he said O Messenger of Allah, this is so and so she is the most devout worshiper in Medina.
That's, that's pretty lofty to get from it solidly alone. Like you have to be someone very special for our Isha to praise you in that way. It'll be a lot of time. Why? Because I sold the law and has one of the greatest worshipers of all time, or Ottawa, who we already mentioned. He said I once entered upon Isha and she was standing up praying and reading one verse of Quran from Surah toto and he said, I sat there I stood there, I did everything I could to get her attention. Then I just left her house. I went shopping in the soup and I came back a long time afterwards and she was still reading the same Ayaan Hirsi Allah. So I shall read the Alon is herself I have either she herself is
a woman that worships Allah frequently see herself as a woman that stands up in prayer frequently. So when I saw the hola on her praises you, you got to be serious business, especially with that type of praise. Well, here I would add in the name that she is the most that she's the greatest worshipers. she worships the most. She's actually praising the ferret. Here she's praising her action, that she's the woman that worships the most from all of the people of Medina. Notice that she did not say
Nissa Nissa she didn't say that. She is the greatest worse but from the women of Medina, she just said she's the greatest worshiper in Medina, you know who Medina contains. And you know, when I shot on the low tide and her notes, and she told the prophets lie, Selim Latinum believes she doesn't sleep at night. All she does is pray. This woman does nothing but praise the omelet. And she loved her for that. Now, when she said that to the prophets lie Selim and the prophets lie some dismissed her actions. The prophets lie some did not do that in front of her so it wasn't like a rude like man, like whatever. Imagine how disheartening that would have been to that woman. Instead the
prophets lie some wants to deliver a message to Aisha that she knows we'll get back to that woman so the profit slice on wants to be very specific about what it is that I shall be alone and how should tell that woman so the profits by some gives her a methodology that she needs to convey that if she's not sleeping at night, I don't care who you are, if you don't sleep at night, there is no way that you're having complete quality Theon Willa the entire night. Even the prophets lie Selim. Okay used to sleep some of the night right? So there is no
way that this woman is consistently praying all night every night and having quality time in her EBA and she's also not sleeping and she also looks exhausted and so on so forth. So she's the same time you saw the alarm on her that you should do what you're capable of doing. The amount will take hold in Allah Allah Malhotra to mandala. Look, Allah is not going to get tired, you're the one that's going to get tired. All right, you're the one that's going to get tired and instead do actions that you can be consistent with. Do actions that are small, what you call it and another narration the prophets like some said, even if it's small, do things that you're going to be able to keep up. Why?
Because eventually you're going to burn out and the prophets lie some he warned about burnout and there's specific narrations from the Prophets by some of our other women. There is the narration about Xena vintage actual the Allahu anha the wife of the Prophet slice on the anus of dramatic says one time the prophets lie Selim entered into the masjid and he saw Zainab had tied a rope between two pillars. So she she went between two pillars. She put a rope and she used to pray in front of that rope. And whenever she'd get tired, she'd lean against that rope. Okay, so um, so the longtime man who says the prophets lie Selim, he entered into the masjid and he says that for either
handblown men do don't bring us
the necessary attain that he walked in. And there were two there was a rope tied between the two pillars for Allah Maha that had the Prophet twice and said, What is that rope model? How the hablan designer, they said, This is a rope that Zane have used that either if I talk to Angela, whenever she gets tired in her worship, she literally you know, to look at me and she hangs herself. But it doesn't mean she hangs herself. She leans up against the rope, right? She holds herself she supports herself with the rope, the profit slice and I'm says La. No, he says her new take the rope down. He says Leo Salia Hadoken NASA, that you should only pray when you're when you're energetic, that
either that's often the awkward, whenever you get tired, sit down. Alright, only pray when you're energetic. There's another Hadith, the prophet slice, and M says, When you stop knowing what you're saying, when you're praying fiamme only then you need to go to sleep.
Sometimes, if you're if you're doing some sort of times with some sort of preamble it now doesn't mean you can you can wake up and pray Fajr and be like, let me go to sleep because I'm not I'm clearly not into it, right? You got to prefetch it but if you're praying the AMOLED for example, and you're you're doing fiamme and you're you catch yourself saying Subhan Allah Subhana Allah
you need to go to sleep. Prophets. Like some said, That's not Allah doesn't want that from you go to sleep, get a little nap and wake up in prayer. All right, the point is not quantity. Apply this methodology as difficult as it is even in the last 10 nights of Ramadan, by the way. All right, you're so exhausted. You don't even know what you're saying anymore. You're falling asleep in your suit. You know, people think you have for sure. And you're just asleep. You're just knocked out. Go take a nap. Come back and pray. Your sleeping will be rebounded because you slept with the intention of being more energetic when you pray. So your sleep is actually better than the prayer at that
time. Right? Go take a nap. So the prophets license themselves again, and it's interesting because the prophets lie some of them. This is from his teaching, his teaching methodology that the prophets lie some doesn't just give the advice to that person, he gives an advice for the entire Ummah in the process, right so he didn't just tell it should go tell that woman, stop praying all night, do what you can. And then whenever you get tired or you know, lost parents or does not get tired until you get tired, and just be consistent with your deeds. Instead, the prophets lie some tells aren't you shall have the law methodology for the entire Ummah, a methodology for the entire Ummah, likewise
with Zane of the prophets lie, some did not say, Go tell Xena that I said, stop praying on the road. When you get tired, go to sleep. He said, when any one of you stands up and prays and you get tired, then sit down, go to sleep. Right? Don't overburden yourself physically. So that's the blessing of the teaching of the prophets lie Selim that he gives something that we can all apply in our lives. Then of course we have in a dua another incident that involves
a wife of the Prophet slice I'm here Julia all the amount of time
that the prophets why Selim he wants
when he went out to pray in the morning, he came back way later. Okay, so later on after the sunrise and he found your radio while the alarm is still sitting in the same place making the ticket. So the prophets lie Selim says, Have you been sitting here the entire time? Meaning this entire morning that's all you've been doing is that and so she said yes. So the prophets lie some says not cool, too bad, the key or bad or why can you not fun Arthur modelines. He said I have said to you I have said after you are I said at the same time that you were sitting there, I said four phrases
Three times or phrases three times no was enough to be my 30 Mongolian lovers are not home or there was another one. The prophets I said I'm says if if if we were to wait those four phrases versus all of your Likud that you've been doing this entire morning, then those four phrases would be more than that entire thicket that you have done Subhan Allah he will be handy either the hung up he worry about NFC he was in a two hour See he want me done. Kenny Mati. The prophets lie Selim says that I said, Subhan Allah will be handy, either the harpy worry about NFC was enough to our sheet. When we did the Kenny Mati he said, if you say these three times, it suffices, it's better than what you've
been doing this entire morning. So the prophets lie. Some said, Just choose those things that can cover a great span of time so that you don't have to sit there and do all that. Instead, just apply the simple methodology. So this was a consistent method of the prophets lie Selim coming to people and telling them to calm down with their eagerness that they don't burn themselves up. And again, the prophets lysozyme says do be not to to atone, do what you are capable of, you should do what you're capable of. And that's significant, because the prophets lies on recognizes that we have different capacities, your your capacity, your potential is not my potential. All right, your limit
is not my limit. What you're capable of doing is not what I'm capable of doing. And vice versa. Everyone has different limits. And that's one of the big, big issues that by the way that we have when we go online, and we read shift so and so reads this much a day. Right? He does this much pull on a date, and you start to apply this and you start to apply that it's not you, you're not that person, do what you're capable of doing. Instead of going online and beating yourself up because you saw that this person reads half the Quran a day. Okay, do what you're capable of doing read half a page a day, but stick to it, stick to it, take half a page, but stick to it. You know, I said this.
And I mentioned it only for the sake of people making dua for my mother. May Allah have mercy on her. Her last month her last Ramadan. She read the Quran 14 times in the month of Ramadan. I felt pathetic. All right. I was nowhere near I was like struggling with the first fifth month she was already on time. And I was like, you know, this isn't cool.
I can't I can't get anywhere near that. Right. That's her. Right. The Sahaba had certain capacities the Tiber Ian had certain capacities to satisfy certain capacities, people that live in your time because the prophets by some he's talking to Sahaba, about Sahaba. And he's recognizing that look, you guys are not all the same. You have different levels and different capacities. Choose what you know that you can do and stick to it. So you know what you can't wake up an hour before bed said wake up 10 minutes before budget but stick to it. Prayer to darcars Stick to it. You can't read 10 pages of Quran a day, read one page of Quran and you can't do one just a day. I know there are some
statements that are very heavy. There's a statement from Sophia and authority Rahim Allah, for example, that a person who doesn't finish the Quran once or twice a month is a hypocrite. That's that generation Tilka on Mattoon, called harlot Seriously, that's that generation. We should we can't apply these standards to everybody today. Just pick something and stick to it. And that's what the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is saying. Now the interesting statement here for him Allah Allah Malou Hatta terminal, Allah does not get tired until you get tired. Now, this is a very interesting statement. Allah does not get tired until you get tired. Now Allah Milan in the Arabic
language, what it means is a no sure garden had you run away. So if you run away from something that you previously loved you like something, all right, you previously had an affinity to it. But suddenly you hate it, why you converted the religion into a burden, as opposed to a gift you used to enjoy your EBA. But the bother the standard that you put on yourself for the amount of worship that you're going to do has become such a burden on you that you no longer can handle it. And instead of enjoying that recitation, instead of enjoying that prayer, you're constantly trying to meet that benchmark. Right? So you start hating it, you start hating it. Okay. So that's what morale is an
awful bad habits to run away from something after you loved it. And that's why the prophets lie. Some says in Medina, use the religion is easy, and no one goes to extremities in this religion except ALLAH, ALLAH backs up the religion will exhaust him, the religion will beat you. So you need to be calm, collected, strategic, consistent. Now, there is a real problem with this statement though, because in the law, hilarium Allah, Allah now does not get tired until you get tired. Does that mean that Allah subhanaw taala ever gets tired? Okay, can we say that that's a characteristic of Allah subhanaw taala that Allah gets tired no
So what's being done here? Number one, I remember how long we were hanging on to Iraq on a lockdown formula who had turned Illumina. So that means that Allah does not cut off his rewards for you until you stop asking for those rewards. Allah does not cut off the rewards that he sends your way until you get tired of asking Allah for those things. So Allah will reward you until you stop trying to be rewarded. That's what's being said here. In another narration, the prophets lie some says in the law, Allah men Lumina, throb Hatta, Malou, Mina, Lana, Allah does not tire from giving you rewards until you get tired of doing actions. So the words fell out an AMA were mentioned. There is another
narration where a man came to the Prophet slice him and he said yes, what if I drink alcohol?
What will happen? The prophets lie some said you'll have a sin document there is a say yeah. He said, What if I sincerely repent to Allah subhanaw taala. He said, Allah will forgive you. He said, Well, what if I go back to it? He said, then you'll have the sin again. He said, What if I repent sincerely, again, he said, Allah will forgive you. He said, But what if I go back to it again? He asked the prophets lie some eight times.
What if I go back to it, then what if I sincerely repent? Now, you know, it sounds funny, right? Like this man is out of his mind. You know, why is he asking the prophets? Why some eight times didn't you get the point after three? But let's be real with ourselves here. Can't Can't you think of a sin that you've done more than eight times that you've sincerely repented from? At some point in your life and somehow Subhanallah you found yourself back in it? I know I can. Right? We're human beings. So yes, sometimes we fall in the same sin over and over and over again. And when we may tell, but we were sincere. We really thought we were gonna quit but Subhanallah we just, we got
sucked in and we couldn't stop. So he asked the prophets why some eight times what if I drink again? Oftentimes him said it's a sin. He said, What if I seek forgiveness again? Prophets? I said, You're forgiven. What if I drink again? It's a sin. What if I seek forgiveness? You're forgiven? Then the prophets lie Selim says in Allah hilarya Man luminal Middle Mouse Pyrrha had turtleman Lou Mina Stefan, he said, Allah does not tire a forgiving you until you get tired of asking Allah for forgiveness. Log,
a stockbroker willing to work. It's beautiful, why it's beautiful. Allah does not get sick of forgiving you are Allah does not tire forgiving you until you tire of asking Allah for forgiveness, meaning no matter how many times you've done that sin, so long as every time you committed that sin, you really really sincerely went back to a lot of stuff that Allah and you really, really tried to stop but Subhanallah you got caught back into it. Allah Subhan Allah to Allah will forgive you.
And the moment according to the Rahim Allah he answers the question though, which is using this attribute of Malala to Allah in Allah, Allah Malou that Allah does not tire. So he said that we can't attribute tired and tiredness to Allah subhanho wa Taala a lie a Mundo either my LLC, Allah subhanaw taala does not get tired if you get tired. It's not a literal thing that the prophets lysozyme is telling us Allah does not get tired. Allah never gets tired. Right? He says But instead this is a macabre a lot Lea. This is in language, you know, its meaning it's basically to help you understand, right? It's to help you understand this is first if ham this is for understanding. It's
to be consistent in the sentence. It's not to attribute tiredness to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. So Allah subhanaw taala never gets tired, but Allah subhanaw taala will keep on giving you reward and will keep on forgiving you so long as you seek forgiveness from Allah subhanaw taala. That's the meaning of this of this statement. Lastly, the importance of consistency. Okay, the last part of the Hadith, in this narration, where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, What can I had Bedini la he man Damn it, he saw people that the most beloved of the religion the most beloved of leads to Allah subhanaw taala
are the ones that the person continues upon the ones that the person is consistent with. Now here, this is coming in the form of a warning. All right, the prophets lie. Some is saying this in a form of a warning. But still he's giving us something productive. He didn't just send a message to that woman. You know that stop praying all night. Instead the prophets lie some son something that's practical, do things that you can be consistent with. There are specific examples where the prophets lie some warned the Companions about doing things and then leaving things. So for example, the prophets lie some specifically warned us about about forgetting the Quran.
May Allah protect us, right? You memorize a certain amount of Quran, you read some Quran, you got really, really into Quran and then you just completely stopped memorizing you completely stop reviewing. And so you abandon the Quran. So this is something that's specifically warned about for example, the prophets lie some warned about quitting tahajjud quitting the omelette, he said to Abdullah Ahmed, all the Allah Jota Anna
Hola, tekun Corrado Kenny accumulate photopic Don't be like a person who used to pray pm Allah and then he just stopped altogether. So he specifically warned about a person starting to pray at the omelette and then quitting it altogether. He did not warn about Salallahu it who was salam, reducing your workload, reducing your good deeds. And that's a very important point here. It's a very important nuance honestly, in the Hadith of the Prophet slicin did not warn about a person, reducing how much Quran he reads a day, or reducing the amount of Cleon he prays, he warned about you abandoning an action altogether. Do not abandon your good deeds altogether. That's a very important
point for all of us to take insha Allah to Allah as a methodology once again, this is the methodology of the Sunnah of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, that when you find a good deed, burdensome upon you don't abandon it altogether. But if it's a natural, if it's something that's voluntary, reduce it, reduce it to something that you feel like you can continue with, and keep going inshallah Tada with that. And then once you build a consistency on that, what happens when you lift, you know, let's say that you go to the gym for the first time, and you have trouble with the 25 dumbbells. What happens when you lift them every day?
You know, every morning for three months, what happens? You can you can easily move on to the next set of weights, right, you're moving on to the next set of weights will actually be easier than the first set. And this is actually something spiritual as well, spiritually and physically, we're very similar, that starting something is always the most difficult. But once you get in it, then inshallah moving on to higher weight is a lot easier, transitioning to higher weight is a lot easier, so starting to read. So for example, let's say you make a commitment to Allah subhanaw taala that every day I'm going to read one page of Quran. Starting today, I haven't read the Quran for a
very long time just for the sake of reading Quran. Every day, I'm going to read one page of Quran. If you built the habit of reading one page of Quran every single day, how easy will it be for you in two months in Charlotte to transition to two pages a day, it's gonna be really, really, really easy. And there'll be a lot easier than when you started reading one page a day that extra page is a lot easier than the initial page. So the prophets lie some never condemns reducing the prophets lie some condemns abandoning an action altogether, right to completely abandon the Quran or abandon the Salop and last thing I'll say here, inshallah Tada.
Just and this sort of ties the to a hadith, last week's Hadith in this week's Hadith and in fact, the stream of Hadith that talks about the quality of our deeds and so on a hadith that talks about the quality of our deeds. What is the heaviest thing on Amazon? What's the heaviest thing on the scale?
Nylon Allah as a deed is the heaviest thing on the scale. But what's the heaviest thing on the scale there are other Hadith as well.
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the most heavy thing on the scale
good deeds done consistently. So what leads to a person doing good deeds done consistently.
The prophets lie Selim says that there is nothing that is heavier on the scale then your personal HELOC than your good character. Okay. Good character is not really something that you can quantify. Right? Like you don't go home at night and do Maha Sabha and say, How many times did I smile today? How many times did I say something nice to someone today? Unless you really barely smile, or you barely do nice things to where you can count them like Hey, I did a nice thing today, for a change actually held the door for somebody. Right? You don't really do Moha some of your good character you do Maha Sabha for example. You take accountability for hostages accountability, you take
accountability of your acts of worship, right how many times you prayed how many pages you read, so on so forth, you don't really do Maha Sabha of your good character. You just develop it and you keep going. And the thing about good character is that when you have good character, you are inherently prone to do good deeds. Like you're just racking up good deeds throughout the day, by your good character because you're acting upon that good character. And that will put you in a certain position and show all the time. So that's why working on the character once again, the quality working on your character Inshallah, to where you're rocking up good deeds, is something that's very
praiseworthy, we ask Allah subhanaw taala to grant us first and Holyoake We ask Allah subhanaw taala to grant us accepted good deeds. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to forgive our sins no matter how large they are, and how many times we've repeated them. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to forgive us for them and to place us on a path that's beloved to him. And to grant us personal free time to grant us a good ending Allahumma Amin BarakAllahu li welcome. So I'll take questions inshallah.
understand what we are saying, No.
The person leaves you know, like,
you'll find it might be enough
He doesn't understand.
Is this something that we can? Okay?
Maybe what is it? And you understand the
beautiful question. The question is the Hadith where the prophet slice and I'm said that you pray at night and when you don't understand what you're saying, then go to sleep. Now, obviously the prophets lie, some is talking about fatigue, that hadith is in the context just to be specified and true to the nature of the Hadith, the hadith is in the context of fatigue, can we broaden the meaning of the Hadith to a person who doesn't understand the meanings of the Quran? I would say, number one, it's very, very, very easy.
For for people who have a native tongue, and this is not this is not to recommend you this is for both of us. This is for anyone the native tongue of Arabic, it's very easy for us, to condemn others. Right? Not you're not you, I'm saying, but we can fall into that. And sometimes we say we not you, other people, sometimes it's said in a very condescending way, they don't even understand what they're reading, they don't even understand what they're reading, they don't even understand what they're reading. So it's very easy for us to fall into that trap. And we have to be very careful. You did not say anything to indicate that you feel that well, you're asking a genuine
question, but sometimes.
So it's a very difficult task to learn language, there's no doubt about it, and understanding and so on, so forth. So what is the position of a person who memorizes the Quran, we should all we should all seek to understand the meanings. It's a part of our religion, I mean, this is the word of Allah to us to seek out the meanings of the Quran to try to understand what's being said, so that we can develop a greater connection to the Quran and so on so forth. However, as a methodology of or as, as a process as proceeding, some of the Sahaba they preferred the memorization of the Quran before the understanding where they finished memorizing the Quran, and then they'll do the understanding. So,
you know, Allah, for example, he was asked about this and he said that, you know, he was asked to, you know, basically the question that we always ask that we teach them Quran with tough seed and let them memorize at a very slow pace or should we just let them memorize and then try to work on understanding later. So you might approach was actually memorize first and then do the understanding part work on the understanding and he attributed that to a Shafi Rahimullah as well. Now, there was a narration that even Abbas and Omar may Allah be pleased with them had a disagreement about this topic. So almost all the Alon who had that opinion had been Ambassador the law and who said no, I'm
afraid people are gonna come and they're gonna memorize the Quran, they're not going to know what they're talking about. So it's no this was a this was a concept that actually played with Sahaja as well. Why? Because let's face it, just because you speak Arabic or just because you don't, you really don't understand the Quran understanding the Quran takes a very deep, concerted effort. So these are people whose language was first classical Arabic, right? And even they were saying about stuff, ham and so on so forth, and understanding what it was called we and before tafseer the explanations of the Quran and so on, so forth. So the the short answer should be that the intention
to understand should always be there, that memorization does not protect you or does not, does not absolve you of having to learn to understand the Quran as well. And seeking to understand the Quran is mandatory for all of the believers because our enemies mandatory knowledge is mandatory for every believing men and believing woman as the prophet spice and I'm said and there is nothing greater than the knowledge of the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet SAW Selim. So it is false for us to try to make some sort of effort in some capacity to understand it. But if a person for example wants to do have first because when we're kids, we can memorize so fast and so on so forth, or to start
off with heft and then work on the tough seat as opposed to doing a gradual, that's fine as well Inshallah, but the intention in people's minds work differently and people's people approach things very differently. The intention should be there for us to seek an understanding and so on so forth as much as we can in sha Allah time, and all of it is rewardable Inshallah, welcome
any other questions, sisters? Yes.
learning the language and understanding to
more emphasis on teaching our children
the beginning English, should we put an emphasis
on a living language more than English? Should it be our living language? Should we teach Arabic before English to our kids? And should that be our living language? Look, if you can do both than Hamdulillah
I know people Subhanallah that are converts to Islam that are reverse to Islam and they all speak firsthand the house only firsthand.
Most of the Arabs that try to preserve the language preserve it more for cultural reasons, rather than the religion religious reasons. So there are very few people that actually try to preserve the natural the true Arabic language in their households so that their kids can understand it.
Religion, what I would say is you I mean, you have to find the balance if you can find that balance and you can find that balance because when my oldest son them and was soon in love Ed standing, call me Allah's Pantai says we only sent prophets in the language of their, of their people. So, you know, we need to be able to do effective Dawa to the people around us and communicate and socialize and break those barriers and so on, so forth. But
but if you can, if you can focus on the Arabic language, if you can strike that balance, where you can focus on the Arabic language, you can develop them in that without compromising their skills in the language of the land that they're in then Hamdulillah.
is there something else a follow up?
we are not required to really learn English.
We put some more advice to the schools that teach them more.
Because if you're if you're putting it on the school system, and what I would say is actually that's our first mistake, as as a community is that we we assign it to the Islamic schools, right? I'd say that look. Mashallah. Right. And I'm saying everyone else, including myself, who's not homeschooling, right, we need to think about that, that we should not put that burden on the Islamic school, we should really put it on ourselves. I mean, obviously, when you send your kids to school, when people send their kids to school, the goal is to allow them to proceed through their education, through their grades, and so on, so forth. So I don't think it's practical for us to place that
demand on the Islamic schools to change their methodologies. But I do think if Islamic schools can have a stronger Arabic and Islamic Studies program, that's something we should absolutely stress. And the irony of Islamic schools in America is that the weakest subjects in Islamic schools are usually Islamic studies in Arabic in those Islamic schools. So obviously, we need to come up with better curricula we need to come up with better teaching methodologies and show that there are practical that our schools can implement inshallah without compromising the educational piece alone.
When I read it,
and I know that what are the responsibilities?
then I think
yeah, there's no doubt that I asked you if it's audited because if it's an IT auditor Yeah, it's very easy to understand Arabic If you know the right to transition.
But know what you're asking is absolutely right. Allah subhanaw taala won't punish anyone on the day of judgment for not knowing Arabic. Okay. And Allah subhanaw taala will speak to everyone, Lisa Vina who was a notable jumaan and there is no interpreter no translator there. So Allah will speak to you in a way you can understand and so on so forth. However, the prophets lice and M says that knowledge is mandatory forever seeking knowledge is mandatory for every man and every woman. So every person should make an effort to grow in that sense, okay. So we should try to get better inshallah try to further understanding of the Quran not be satisfied with it. Even if we know the Arabic language
even if we know tough see it you should continue to try to further your understanding always of the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet alone. I'll take one more question inshallah and then All right, yeah
so when when students are required to finish their memorization they're required to read with speed is that?
No, let's not wrong. So there are different types of FISMA or different types of reading the Quran that are narrated from the self, each one has an intended purpose. There's a hitman for short for Ibadah which is very slow. And that's your pace as you're reading extremely slow and you're trying to benefit as much as you can. There is a cinema footage we then have which is to where the focus is on the pronunciation and so on so forth and the memorization. There is a focus on cars mashallah, those of you on the camera don't know what this sounds like.
Can I have that car? No. Can I have?
Can I have the car? No. Can I play with it a little bit?
Okay, that's fine. Can we still be friends?
We can be friends. Okay. As long as we can be friends, I'll let go the car. There is the fitnah that is that is just for review. And some of the seller coronaria do hit me with the eyes, which was to not even read because the purpose was reviewed. They just look over the Quran with their eyes, just for the purpose of review. So now when it's for the purpose of memorization, they don't have to they should not be condemned for reading with speed because the purpose is is memorization and that's a praiseworthy intention in and of itself. A lot of time Alright, does that go ahead and guys and shall I'll see you next week's panel, Shadow light and
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