Social Justice EP08

Omar Suleiman

Channel: Omar Suleiman


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Hadith 8: The Right To Water, Food And Shelter

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GE and dealing with issues of volume and rectification of issues of injustice. And what I'm really excited about now is actually getting into issue by issue because a lot of times we see these issues pop up. And we don't recognize that there is an entire system that addresses these issues. And then there there's, you know, an entire rich history of contribution by great Muslims, and also a paradigm that's offered through our jurisprudence through our fifth, which is based on the pseudonym to deal with these issues. So the first Hadeeth that we're going to start off with, it's a really interesting Hadeeth. And it does deal with sort of,

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you know, some current events that we're seeing in the news and that deal with issues of justice. And it's a hadith that's narrated by a man in a farm or the title that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam said, Lisa leibny Adam, I have gone fisi wha ha the hill, he saw the profits. I said, I'm sad that there is there are no rights that the son of Adam is more entitled to, than these four rights. So he says there are no rights that the son of Adam is more entitled to than these four rights. And he says some Allahu alayhi wa sallam based on your schooner. The first thing is a shelter, a home that he can dwell in. Then he said sallallahu wasallam with Omen you already our

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writer, and a garment that would cover his nakedness. Then he said sallallahu wasallam Virgin Mobile homes he will not, and a loaf of bread, a piece of bread and water. So he said four things Salalah Hardy, who was tell him that the son of Adam is entitled to a home to live in a garment to cover his outer now the outer as we know are the things that are mandatory for a person to cover. Okay, so essentially, the hijab for men and women, right, the things that Allah subhanaw taala has made mandatory to cover for the man and for the women for the men that being between the navel and the knees, for the women being that other than the hands and the face. And the prophets lie Selim said,

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a piece of bread and water, and I want to first address Well, I'm going to give you guys a clue as to something that's really fascinating about this hadith who's the narrative the Hadith Did anyone catch the narrative the Hadith, or it's not even our family alone when there's a story that's famous about earthman and water, right, which we'll talk about in sha Allah tada in this halaqa but sometimes you don't notice the narrator of the Hadith as you're going through it. But first and foremost, the language that allows that the prophets lie some uses in this hadith is really interesting. Because Allah subhanaw taala mentioned something along these lines in the Quran, along

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the lines of entitlement to certain things rights that are actually assigned to you by Allah subhana wa tada that are that are actually tangible, physical rights. And Allah azzawajal mentions when levina fee and YT him have gone not alone. The salary will maharam allows parents I mentioned people of South Africa, people of charity. And he says and in their wealth, there's an acknowledged right have gone man alone and acknowledged, right. Lisa at home for the needy and the destitute. The cyl is the one who asks, the mudroom is the one who's forbidden from asking for for some reasons, either it's self imposed, that that person has a form of F form of shyness, or that person is forbidden by

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by law or by culture or society. But the point is, is that people understand that with the wealth that Allah subhanaw taala has given to them beyond money, their property, anything that they have, there is an assigned rights How can Matt alone, both for the one that will ask you and it's upon the person who has to actually search for people in need, so that people do not have to ask for those rights to be fulfilled, they don't even have to ask for those needs. There's another Hadith from the Prophet sallallahu wasallam, where he mentions and this is a hadith that's narrated by above, right all of the alongside and even above, and it has various forms, but the Prophet sites themselves and

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Muslim Moana Shoraka

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that the believers, the Muslims are all co owners of three things and Hadith of nomads and Nasser, the people as a whole are co owners of three things and the scholars of Hadith what they say is that when the prophet SAW Selim would would, would do two hustles of the Muslim own when he would specify the Muslims It was either because it was specific to the Muslims or he was addressing the community in Medina. So it also applies to people as a whole that live in that society, but there's an emphasis here. So he said, the Muslims are co owners of three things. So he said Phil, Matt, well, Keller, we're now with someone who haraam he said some of my salon

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and then he mentioned Kayla and Kayla

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His his, his pasture, her herb edge, basically, it's grass or anything that grows from the land some of the natural herbs that grow from the land. So think of it this way. You know, in some countries, people pick notturna, they pick men to put in their teas and stuff like that, right? So these are things that are available to everyone accessible property that's available to everyone. And then the profit slice I mentioned, and now, he mentioned fire. So water, and he mentioned lands, particularly that which grows from the land natural herbs that grow from the land, then he mentioned some Allahu wa sallam fire. And Allah knows best, but many of the scars what they mentioned here with fire, they

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mean the things that are used to make fire, so firewood or stones, or whatever it is that would be collected to make fire. So what is this referring to?

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This does not mean that you could walk into a grocery store that's owned by Muslims and say that I demand that case of water, the profits, why some said they should never be withheld from a Muslim, okay, because what that person is selling in a store is not water, but he's selling the, you know, the water that he has accumulated that he's put into this package into this bottle. And that's what's being sold. So there are expenses that are incurred along the way. But what this is referring to, from a juristic perspective, and it's important, the way the full kaha referred to this, they mentioned open streams, or unclaimed lands, community property, things that belong to everyone.

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So things you know, there was common lens common property that would be used by everyone on the, you know, on the roads. So basically, what this means is that people cannot just go to a land and claim it for themselves, and then forbid people from it. Or people cannot occupy a stream or occupy a river and say that this is mine, that there has to be a process in place. And that should not be used in a way that would that would forbid others or a way that would be harmful to the community around that. Now, what did the scholars dispute? They basically disputed what you know, what about when there's something that actually belongs to you, and there's actually a property that's a

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personal property that's owned by a people. So some of the scholars they mentioned that these are not included, and some of them said they're included, but the owner has first rights. This is where it gets interesting. The owner has first right so let's say that I own a garden, and there's water that comes from that garden or there are trees that grow certain things. The owner has first right but he should still make it available.

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Boss dimensions in Bellona, home camera Bellona as Hubble jannetty Okay, last time I mentioned the people of a garden, the selfish entitled children of a generous land owner who used to make his garden available to the people where they would come and they would pick fruit and they would pick things and they would harvest from that garden a lot gave him a lot and so he used to provide to the people around him and those people the children basically decided you know what, let's go pick everything before the time that they traditionally come. Okay, so let's go get it during the nighttime let's go heart you know pick everything and leave nothing there so that when the people

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come in the morning they would find that everything's been taken, what are the last pennants I do as a result? A lot of destroyed their garden. Okay. There is also a very interesting Hadeeth

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as available the allowed title and an unsavoury man came to the Prophet slice alum and the unsavoury man you know, complain to the Prophet slice on that as obeyed owned a stream

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that would naturally flow into his he was his neighbor that would naturally flow into his property as well. But it's available the law and who blocked it off. So basically as available the allow and who owns plot a he owns plot B as they occupied those properties as available the law and who put a wall there so that the water would would stay in his property. Right. So the Ansari man came to the Prophet sallallahu wasallam to complain about Acevedo the low tide. And he said, you know, let the water flow as the middle of the law and he said it's my water. It's my garden, it's my water. So why should I let it flow? And then the Prophet slicin him said irrigate your land obeyed. So let it do

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what you have to from that water then let it flow. So take what you need from that water, but then let it flow to your neighbor. Well guess what? The Ansari man wasn't satisfied.

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So he said to the Prophet, slice Allah, you only did that because it's the Vedas, your cousin. So the Prophet slice, I'm told this debate, put the wall and let the water flow back to the other side of your heart. Okay, because of the way that the man responded even to that meaning there was a sense of greed in him, right that he was trying to take more than his share. So, the scholars took from that, that definitely the person who owns the land that has that water has the greatest right to it, but at the same time, they should not restrict it to themselves, they should try to let that water flow, they should try to let other people take from their garden, they should try to, you

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know, allow the community around them to benefits. And sorry, the Ninja, where are they allowed to? And who said Allah curses a man who has a wealthy plot of land, with water and fruits and thammarat. And then he closes it off while the people around him starve. And go thirsty. And if you think about, you know, the way that poverty is right now, you know, here in Dallas, we have probably, there's such clear economic demarcations right there, South Dallas and North Dallas. And the urban planning has made it so that you've got rich people living in one area, you've got very poor people living in one area, and there's almost no mixing. Like, I know, we have some people watching from

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Houston, if you go to Houston, it's all random. Right? There's like no urban planning whatsoever, no zoning. So you've got like a basketball Stadium, then you've got a prison downtown for some reason, and then you've got like a really nice house, then you've got a not so nice house, and you've got it all mixed up. Right? I'm not saying that's the solution. But we're sorry, the middle of April, the Allahu anhu mentions in the commentary of this Hadith, the significant that a person sets up, and Allah blesses them with some resources, and then they cut the people off around them, that that is a means of invoking Allah subhanaw taala, as you know, wrath upon the resources that you have. But

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particularly here, note the water, the stress of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam was on the water. So listen to this, the scholars mentioned that from the greatest, you know, in some of the books of Tibet, some of the books of major sins, they mentioned contaminating a water supply, think about Flint, Michigan, right? You know, the huruma, that dream of actually contaminating a water supply or withholding water from people think about a husband, or confiscating water from a people that it belonged to and making their way or harming jeopardizing their water stream. And you think about what Standing Rock and you think about access, you know, the pipeline that's being built, there are

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people that have this plantation, it's benefiting entire communities, it's their land, and then it's being jeopardized, for corporate interest. And that's something that Muslims should actually be leading with, because the prophets lie, some emphasize the right to water. And the right to water is so is so you know, severe, it's such an stress right in Islam, that when you read the books of Tafseer, if you read the Tafseer, of in the masala kotlin for one second, that zakka the first means of spendings account is upon that the poor and the destitute. Then the rent amount will mentioned. water, food, clothing, shelter, right? So they'll always stress this idea of water. So much so that

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the scholars you know, derived from some of the Hadith of the prophets lie some you'll find them to say that if the person came to your house, and they asked you for something for a glass of water, you can't deny them. Like if they came in and they asked for something else. You might be able to deny them, but it's considered how long it would be considered forbidden to say no if they asked for water. Right. So the right to water is something that's stressed so much in our Deen and has such contemporary relevance. Right? Imagine if Muslims were leading leading that call, you know, of providing clean water to people how many people around the world die, because they don't have access

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to clean water? How many of those diseases are born out of that? On the profit slice? I mentioned that as this inalienable right this first right that everyone should have access to clean water. It makes you think about our current situation. now living in our times we're living in our space, you don't even think about that, right? Because access to clean water is a given. But somehow a lot that's not the case. In many places in the world, including Flint, Michigan, apparently. Right and the you know, what's being jeopardized now

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with the pipeline and Standing Rock, to go through a few other instances that the messenger slice and I mentioned he mentioned the Hadeeth of job but if not the law, the law of Thailand, Hong Kong, man half Rama, whoever constructs a well of water. Let me ask Rob Minh, who ends with gin. When a thought you know well are very, that no human being, no jinn, no bird and no wild beast will drink from it. illa adjara who

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We hear your milk Leanna except that Allah Subhana Allah will give him a reward for that on the Day of Judgment. Then he said woman, then Allah He must be the chemist has taught us not and whoever builds for a lot of messages,

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even if it's the size of a bird's nest are smaller than Allahu Allahu laytonville. Jonathan Allah subhanaw taala will build for him a home in paradise. And the scholars mentioned here that the prophets lie some is mentioning the physical needs in one place and he's mentioning the spiritual needs and the other. So providing for the physical needs of people is to construct the wealth. And Allah subhanaw taala would even reward him for what for a wild beast that would drink from it or a bird that would drink from it and Allah subhana wa tada answered, the that woman, the zania the adulterous ins agenda for providing what to the dog water in a shoe, right? That even the wild beast

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if it drinks from that water, Allah subhanaw taala would surely reward them for that on the day of judgment when Ben Ben alila him as leader, and whoever builds for a lot of messages, as small as a birds as a bird's nest, or even smaller than that Allah subhanaw taala will will build for him and placed in paradise. And so that's the first idea. Then you have the story of bit Roma,

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the Roma when the when the Muslims when the Maha Xenon move to Medina, there was this one Well, that was owned by a non Muslim. And he sees that people are desperately in need of this water. So basically what he did, what he decided to do was he decided to raise the price of that water to a point that people would not you know, would not be able to afford it. And it's one of the first priorities of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. Well, some of us why Salaam asked for a price on that. Well, the owner says 40,000 dirhams 40,000 did humps, which is a ridiculous price for a well. And so the profit slice I'm announces to the community because they're having a hard time being able

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to afford water. He announces to the community who will purchase this well. And in return, I guarantee him gender.

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So it's normally a low tide on home. rose to the occasion. He said I will do it out of Switzerland. It's significant because Earth man was a Mahajan. He migrated from Mecca, he's not one of the unsought he's not one of the people in Medina doing the hosting. He couldn't resist what the profit slice I mentioned the the guarantee of gender. And he's the narrator of that of the first heartbeat that we mentioned. So as Manuel de la who said, I'll do it yada, yada. He goes to the owner of the well. And the man tells them, there's no way I'm selling this. It's a goldmine, right? Why would I sell this? I'm making money off of all the people, why would I ever sell this? So it's normally

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allowed? Andrew says, okay, fine, sell me half.

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So he sells them half the well. And what that means is, it's normally allowed to and who will have it, you know, he can sell from it one day, and the man will sell from it the other day. All right. So they will have alternate days to the well. Alright, because it doesn't make sense to cut the well in half. All right, alternate days, on the well. Okay. So what is it, it's normal the law and to do he agrees he buys half of it for 20,000 humps. So they'll give you 20,000 and we own it for a day. So basically what would happen is on earth man's day, he invited everyone in Medina to come take water for free.

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So it's not only a law on who just made it a walk, he made an endowment for the Muslims. He said, Everyone come and take your water for free. So when that man's day would come, no one would purchase water from him. So he went back to Arizona and he said, Okay, I'll sell you the other half for 20,000. It's Manuel de la and he said no 10 because he understood that the man didn't need that he didn't you know, he couldn't demand that high price anymore. So he ended up getting it for 30,000 denims. And he made it a walk for the community. And it's amazing because that walk still exists, the weld is still there. It has irrigated literally acres and acres and acres of palm trees and

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dates. It has provided from that walk electricity for many people in Medina, it has from the bank account, there's still a bank account, just from the walk what's generated from that and dominance over $500 million.

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Okay till today, so it's not only alone, who is still getting the reward from something he did 1400 years ago, which was to purchase a simple well to provide water for the people. There were other wells in Medina, but that was a particular well and the prophets why Selim guaranteed him genda for it and Subhana Allah, it's not the only time that he was guaranteed genda and he is the narrator of the Hadith. Okay, so let's look at some of the specifics of this. Hadeeth Alright, so I mentioned the first thing there were four rights at the profit slice I mentioned. The first one was what?

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housing Okay, they tune

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schooner, a house that a person would live in. And there are many a Hadith of the Prophet slice, I'm doing just that. So we find a hadith and it's just a teaser for Friday to so you can come to Jumana because otherwise I know you weren't gonna come to tomorrow. But this Friday holtville actually be about this. I couldn't resist. There's a beautiful story behind it. The end of the Hadith is that the Prophet slicin provides a home he actually builds a home in the masjid for this woman for this poor woman. Okay. So we also find that the prophets lie some did this for an entire group of people who was that what were they called?

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us have to suffer. The people of suffer. These were poor Sahaba that could not yet afford to have a home. They lived they lived in the back of the messages. Okay. And the profit slice them used to spend on them. He used to always call them to saron his food with with him it his salatu salam, very beautiful story of who the alongside and who where he mentioned that he went out and he was so hungry. One day that he asked about bachata, the allowance and no question about the poor and knowing the answer, but he was hoping Wilbekin would notice his hunger and invite him for food. So he asked him a question of a bucket answered the question and went on. He said then Omar came by and

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I asked him the question, I knew the answer, but I was just hoping he'd recognize how hungry I was. So I asked him the question he answered, he didn't recognize. And he moved on. He said, then the prophets lie, some passed by. And he said the prophets lie. Some looked at me He didn't even have to ask the prophets lie some of the soulless lie some knew the pain of hunger, as had been hijaab says, No one experienced hunger, like the Prophet slice them. So he looked at his face, and he knew this was the face of a hungry man. So he told about Herrera komiya stand up, oh, abou Hill, father of the hooray does a small cat, here is a grown cat. And when the profit slice, I'm used to joke like that

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it was to defuse the situation and to make a person feel like there's no Don't worry, you're not in trouble. So if he would have said it in a way that admonished him, and who might have been worried that the Prophet slicin was mad at him for asking about Beckett and Omar questions, just because he wanted to be fed, but he said, pull me up a hill, stand up above here. And he told him call us how the sofa called the people call your companions. And he went to,

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to receive from his home. So I sent him a picture of lemon, okay of milk, and who sat next next to him in the profit slice and then passed it around to each and every single person who said I was afraid. By the time it got to me, there'll be nothing left in it. But when it got to me, the profit slice, I'm told me go ahead and drink. So I drank. And he said, I was surprised it was still full. And the profits license said, Keep drinking. So I kept on drinking, he said, Keep drinking until I couldn't drink anymore. Right. And he and that was a miracle of the prophets lie, some that the small picture of milk was filled in a way that it could fill all of these people that were around.

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So the prophets lie, some used to care for us how the sofa he used to look out for them, anytime a gift came to them, or some food came to him, he called out to them and he would go and he would sit with them and he would eat with them. So imagine the beautiful scene if you walk into the messes of the prophets lights on them, that these were some of the most righteous and noble companions, and the messenger slice of them would go and he would sit with them and he would eat with them as well. And he his thought was summon any gift that came to him, he would share it with them. So the entire concept of a sofa. Okay, having this resonance in the message. Also in the messenger slice some

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first migrated to Medina, what did he order the unsought to do

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Maha brotherhood. He made the tie of brotherhood between the people of Medina and the people of Mecca. Was that brotherhood just like From now on, say cinema and he can call on Him, check on him. Let them know how things you know that brotherhood was. They're going to move into your house.

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Imagine all of these unsought had to take in people to live in their homes. Think about that their new converts. They don't really know much of the deen yet. And they're being asked to make this huge sacrifice of bringing complete strangers into their homes and giving them you know, the same food that they eat for themselves the same clothing that they clothed themselves with and even partaking with them in their in their work in their MLS. So providing for them avenues of their ama. Many of the scholars mentioned here we talk about homelessness or we talk about housing. Okay, Allah subhana wa tada uses the term in the Quran webinars to be the child of the streets or the son of it's

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literally translated as the sun of the streets. A person who has nothing but the streets and some of the scholars of Tafseer they commented on that usage by Allah subhanaw taala

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webinars to be the son of the street, that being without a home is almost as disastrous if not more disastrous than being without parents than being an orphan. Homelessness is essentially a feeling like like being an orphan. So the importance of reaching out to people and providing for people that do not have homes, to feed them to care for them to do what you can for them, if you can't provide them residents, then at least to ease their burden as much as you can, right to feed them or to, you know, to give them some of yours, or to try to alleviate some of their stress, and to take care of them, lost the profit slice and then mentioned after housing, he mentioned clothing. So we already

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covered water, by the way, because I thought that was the most relevant to our time, so I wanted to cover that housing. Then there's clothing.

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Okay, the importance of clothing. And I supramolecular, the Allahu anhu mentioned about the messengers like Salaam, he said that no one ever asked the Prophet slicin for a garment, even if he was wearing it, except that he took it off and gave it to that person. To the point that honestly, the Allahu anhu mentions that one time I was walking with the prophets lie Selim, and he was wearing a gift. It was a gift from Yemen,

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cloak from Yemen, and the man there was a man that saw him a poor man, and he grabbed it, and he started to pull at it. And he started to choke the profits. I sent him with it. And he said, our 20 minute talk Allah give me from what Allah gave you. He said, I was shocked that the man had the audacity to do that to the profit slice on him. What did he do though? He took it off salicylate. Literally, he had no shirt on, he gave it to him. And then he told Anna's take him to beta, take him to the Treasury and give him some charity as well. He also mentioned the time that the prophets lie, some noticed a tribe that was passing by this was a non Muslim tribe. And they they were wearing,

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you know, some skins, just something to cover them some animal skins to cover them, but they barely had anything. And the Prophet slicin looked at them and he became very angry and upset, not at them because of the way they were dressed, but at the people for not hastening to provide for them. So he commanded the community to go and start, you know, giving your clothes and clothing them and providing for them, it upset the profit size on them, to see them in that state. We also see this in, in the fifth of captives, how the messenger sly, some dealt with captives, prisoners of war, that they would be clothed from the same clothing that you clothe yourselves. What did the scholars

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mentioned about this? They said that clothing, clothing, when people are outside in society, is the greatest signifier of social status.

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Right? You know, if you're seeing someone out there, and you know nothing about them, their clothing is an indication usually of their social status, which is why in hajj, what do we do?

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Well, you know, everyone is put into a clothing that does not distinguish them because clothing is a sign of social status. All right, and it's very obvious. And the prophets license didn't forbid people from dressing nice he said no, if if Allah Subhana Allah has blessed you a lost parents or likes to see his near Manju, his blessing on you just not without the boasting in the showing off. However, what did the prophets lie some also ordered that if you had a captive, the prophets lie Selim said they have to wear the same clothes that you wear. So if you're going to be able to wear it, then everyone in your household and even the captives would have to wear those clothes as well.

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Hence, the hadith of Abu l or the Aloha know if you remember a few weeks ago, we mentioned that he was walking with with a slave and he was wearing the exact same clothes as without all the other animals. So he commands this breaking of, of clothing, distinguishing clothing. And it's we also see this when the profits when a loss parents I mentioned the

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the reward for freeing slaves. The very next part of an IRA last time I mentioned freeing slaves is feeding and clothing, the needy. And the scholars mentioned this connection. They said that for those that could not actually free a slave, they would be encouraged to clothe and feed the needy. So it comes in that order. So that if you know the idea is that through Allah subhana wa tada you find that you are in you know, you are tasked with making that person's life easier. So if you can't completely free them, then the next thing is to feed and to close them obviously when we break an oath as well. I know that you've been you know, you've probably been taught that you have to pass

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three days and you can fast three days but that's if you cannot feed or close 10 poor people. Also in cafardo in or in the video right?

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Or in the castle fitzer all of these different forms of charity that specify the importance of food and clothing. Okay, food and clothing. So the messenger slice and I mentioned these four things as being required of a person. And I'll give you guys this last, this last story and it's not it's actually a historical

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example. So Pamela for all of us, how many of you have heard of Zubaydah, the wife of her own auto seat?

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Very interesting woman's Pamela Zubaydah been Jennifer, the wife of her owner, Rashid Rashid is one of the early holder fat in Islam. And he was he was a righteous man.

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He was someone that used to take counsel from the scholars, he was someone that used to that used to have a lot of love for enomatic Rahim Allah to Allah. And he was someone that spent a lot of money in the advancement of the oma in different ways. Okay. His wife started something profound. Okay. She was known as being the most charitable woman that the generation of that that generation had ever seen before. This woman's Aveda. And she started all of these traditions of hospitality. When anyone would come to Medina with anyone will come to Mexico and anyone would go to a lot. She was known to be the woman that would take care of the people. And one of the things that she

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accomplished, which you can still find the traces of today in history was she she built this, this path, all the way from Baghdad, to Mecca.

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She built this huge path. And this road between Baghdad and Mecca was over 1200 kilometers. So she develops an entire 1200 kilometers of land. This path particularly because many people when they used to do Hajj and they used to do Ramadan. All right, they used to find it extremely difficult coming from that direction going to Mecca to keep up they would get sick, they would fall ill some of them would die on the way it's a long journey. It's a difficult journey. And a lot everyone coming from that region of what Osan or, or what's now Kurdistan would all come from that road from Baghdad to Mecca. So she she decides to embark on this project to develop that 1200 kilometers to

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have this one singular road and what does she engineer she puts on that road number one, she paves the entire way. Okay, so that people can can travel that road from that Mecca. She set up on the way 40 stations 40 stations. Throughout these 40 stations, you had shelters for the pilgrims and you had shelters for those that were traveling. You had shelters for the animals, stables where you could place your animals. And then she built wells. Every 10 to 15 kilometers. There's a well to stop out and get water for yourself or for yourself or for the animals that you're traveling with. She set up pools.

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So a person could cool themselves off in some places. So it wasn't just wells. She put guest houses. She put over 50 massages on this way. Okay, she set up security posts. And then she put minarets, all right minarets throughout this entire way. And they would light fires in these minarets to keep that entire path lit. All right, this project in our modern day would have cost over you know, several billion dollars. This was, you know, probably one of the most expensive projects in history. And when you're discussing social welfare, probably the most expensive project that we know of in that timeframe. Okay. And it lasted for over it was called the road of Zubaydah. It lasted for over

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1000 years. So it was in full service for over 1000 years. All right, it was only in the last 300 years that it's not in service as a route anymore. But even till now you can actually identify the path. Okay, and actually, if you're in hedge, or you're, or you're an aroma, if you have a really good guide, I'm not claiming to be that good guide, I do take a Hydra group, but I it's hard to know that you can actually still see that path. Some of you may remember, in minimum,

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when you're in minimum was there seems to be a path that's through the mountains that's historically part of the road of Zubaydah. Okay, so somehow the reason why I mentioned this, obviously, is just to understand that this is part of our tradition, right? It's deeply part of our tradition. And I mentioned this particular Hadeeth that's coming up, or this last Hadeeth that you know, just hot so what do I do? Number one, obviously, you know, advocating for the rights of people to clean water advocating for people's water supply, not

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To be contaminated, but to remain clean. That's something that we should take up here locally, and everyone in their own localities that they should actually be a part of that ensuring clean water, especially to poor communities, providing water constructing wells in different parts of the world there. There are numerous organizations that construct wells in parts of the world where those wells literally could save lives. And the Hadith that I mentioned is a hadith of sad about the Allahu taala and who he asked the Prophet slice on he said that my mother passed away what is the best sadaqa I can give on her behalf? What's the best charity I can give on her behalf? The prophets lie

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some replied Allah water so the best charity you can give on her behalf is water so sizable, the Allah and he went and he dug a water well, and he and he said as he dug the water, well, this is for I'm sorry, this is for my mother. This is for the mother of sides. Okay, so an action item very simple action item for you tonight to do in short, let's go to one of these organizations and build construct a well inshallah Tada. If you want to do it in the name of someone that's beloved to you, and that's deceased, then do so. Especially for your parents in the spirit of the Hadeeth of Santa will they allow time. And obviously, hopefully this offers a some sort of paradigm when we're

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discussing the issues at hand the current issues surrounding water and access to water

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as this concern in our current political discourse well lotano RLM questions. Yeah.

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diver proud. Yes.