Channel: Omer El-Hamdoon
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Allah Subhana. Allah says, In Surah 10, he writes, the chapter of the apartments, the apartments of the prophets, Allah lies in it. He said, believers, the believers can only be brothers.
So reconcile between your brothers
and fear Allah in order that you may attain his Rama.
And then he said, Are you believe let one of you let people not mock other people, because they might be better than them. The lattice might be better than the former's and let the group of women not mock another group of women for they might be better than them.
And do not
make fun of each other. Do not call other others names. This is indeed an evil practice. And whoever does not repent and they are the ones who are wrongdoers. Oh you will believe,
abstained from most of suspicion. Because some of suspicion is sin and do not spy on each other. Do not backbiting each other. For what one of you love to eat the meat, the rotting corpse of his brother. So you dislike that? So fear Allah, Allah is the one who accepts the repentance, He is merciful.
these few verses, these rivers Allah subhanho wa Taala sets the important relationship that should exist between believers, those who believe in a loss of Hannah what Allah and His Messenger, those who believe in Allah and the final day, they should have that relationship, which in Arabic Allah subhanaw taala uses the words in NEMA, which is a restrictive word that means that the believers cannot be anything but brothers. That is the default position between them. And brothers. They share
things they share their relationship with a loss of Hannah hautala they share their,
their, their direction, they share their belief and they share more lots of other things. They share their wealth, they share their happiness, they are happy for each other, they are sad, at times of sadness, rejoice, celebrate a time of happiness and so on. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, This is how this is how it should be.
But no doubt sometimes there can be issues.
And so, when issues do arise, fastly Robaina, how come you should seek to reconcile, you should receive to rebuild that which we between you, your brothers, and fear Allah, because Allah
feel Allah if you want to attain his Rama
and that's something that everybody wants. Well, The Rime of Allah Subhana Allah and the mercy of Allah, you have to deal in the same way with the people that hammelmann fill out your hammock or Memphis Emma,
show mercy on those who are in the
earth or on the earth, those in the heavens will show mercy onto you.
And so, it is part of any Muslim community. One of its main objectives is to seek brotherhood and to work towards brotherhood
and sometimes, certain practices might have to be postponed on the account of achieving this becomes a priority in any community, that they work on brotherhood and the last panel what Allah
automatically and straight after he said this, he warned us of some of the things that will actually injured brotherhood
for a mentioned the series of instructions that you have to be aware of and avoid, so that you do not injure this brothers.
One of them the first of them is lies curtailment on whether
people should not mock each other, they should not belittle each other, they should not despise each other. Nobody is better than anybody.
Nobody is better than anybody.
And even the only criteria
which is the measurement of superiority
is the criteria as Allah Subhana Allah mentions later on in the same surah in chroma komenda law he has often the most noble of you, in the sight of a law in the measure of a law are those who have the most duck walk.
And the Hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam pointed out where taco is stuck was in the heart.
So nobody can assess taco except Allah subhanho wa Taala you can't assess stucco by somebody's appearance or by how much they pray,
or by how they dress, or what words come out of their mouth, you can't
turquoise in the heart, because the hypocrite can speak the most beautiful of words, and the most eloquent of words, but he's a hypocrites
and the person you're a non Muslim, mighty dress,
like a Muslim, he might have a long beard might wear a turban, you might wear a thong, we might wear a gown, whatever you might wear dresses, not anything, he might shorten his his though to half of his lower leg, lower limb doesn't it's not an indication of turquoise in the heart. So you can never claim to be better than anybody else.
And you cannot and you are not allowed to judge anybody else because you are not judges. Only Allah subhanaw taala is the one who judges people.
So one of those aspects is do not mock each other. Because mocking implies that superiority.
People everybody has their own circumstances, their own context, their own realities,
which you are not aware of. And so it's not befitting for you to mock because mocking and even in a joking way some people try to joke with others, even in a joking way it's in just brotherhood.
So do not do it's a loss of hands on tasks because the one
More, Allah says might be better than the one who is mocking the sight of Allah we don't know.
And similarly, do not
make fun of each other, either with words always justice
and do not call each other's names, and titles.
All of these things, they enjoy brotherhood. So you have to keep away.
And Allah Subhana, Allah continues to stay away from suspicion,
stay away from suspicion, most of suspicion.
Because suspicion again,
is based on ill conception,
is just assuming I'm assuming this is what's happening, or I think that this is what the person is saying, or this is why he's acting like this, or this is what he's talking about. This is why he's doing this, this and that. You don't have any hard
hitting evidence, don't assume anything.
Because some of that assumption is going to fool you into sin. And it also injures brotherhood that Allah subhanho wa Taala is talking about
and don't spy on each other.
Again, another aspect of bad practice, which leads to the injury of brotherhood, you have not been asked in order to look at what people do in their private the privacy of their homes are in the privacy of each other. And so you have to be aware of not falling into that.
And do not backbiting each other.
These practices which Allah subhanaw taala summarized in these two verses, they all destroy the community.
And they don't all go down into breaking up the relationships.
Genuine has to be sincere, there has to be a sincerity in the practice. If you have something ask
if you don't know or you see something happening, ask don't assume don't think that so and so is doing this or he is taking here or whatever and especially it comes when there is community and related to the masjid and the leaders of the masjid or so on.
One summer of no photography, Alon, he stood up on the mimbar.
And he said yeah, you are nice. Smile, or you believe. Listen to what I am saying. or listen to me. So one of the people he got up and he said no, we're not gonna listen to you.
Shocked What's happening?
said Why? He said because
the caravan came with all the cloth, you gave each one of us one piece of cloth.
But you have taken two pieces of cloth.
Because Armada is a big man. He was a giant. And one cloth was not going to be enough for him when they saw that he dressed. It must have been two pieces. So why have you given us each one of us one piece and you have taken two pieces? We're not going to listen to you. So Omar said Where is Abdullah?
His son? The law says I'm here. So Abdullah, tell them what happened. He said, Yes, I have given my piece of cloth to my father.
That's where he got this extra piece of cloth. It's a gift from Omar Abdullah.
So the man said, Thank you Now, we will listen to you and obey
the simple story which shows that the importance of questioning in a polite way, but also important about the transparency, because sometimes you might assume
that this guy has, you know, you see sometimes sometimes somebody is
a trustee of the message and he happens to also have money and he buys himself a new car. Somebody else Oh look, because he is a trustee. He must be taking all the money from the machine and buying himself a new car, or he's wearing new clothes or
either ask gently and say brother what you know, it's important for us to know or whatever. But don't assume and spread rumors because that is not acceptable. This is one
and it injures brotherhood.
And then Allah subhanho wa Taala reminds us
of who we are and where we came from.
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In LA Honeyman. Javi, oh mankind's, we have created you from a single male and a female.
That means you're all from the same origins. And this is Pamela, one of the powers of Allah see all the different colors of the humans today, all the different languages, the different shapes and sizes, and they all come from one man.
Adam is Adam and his wife, however, and this is part of the signs of our last panel.
You think about this, just think about it. For one One moment, Adam alayhis salam was
once a one race, he wasn't one race, but he was one color it wasn't like multicolored. But from this one man came all the different races and people. It doesn't matter what color you are, that color is not except the effects
of the environment, the effect of your habitat, the effect of the jeans has nothing to do you're still essentially from the same source.
There is no priority.
And Allah subhanaw taala made us like this for this one purpose, which he defines in the surah
Vitara that's the purpose of you having different titles. I am Bangladeshi. I'm Nigerian. I am African. I am European. I am this that Arab, non Arab. These are just titles. I'm from Croatia, I am from the NEMA. These titles are back in wushu lube, Lita.
And Tara has two meanings.
Or three, but we'll talk about two. One of those meanings is that they you will know each other. It's like a distinction. You know, it's almost like a complimentary to complement with each other. Because when you know, these are all different people from different parts of the world in different you know, I'm from Somalia, and I am from Brazil, and I'm from Russia, what it's an identification, just to say where you are from, and that in itself pours into the power of what Allah subhanaw taala is mentioning, because he said wamena yet he
he will walk the land who Allah was still alive while the scene at como ella honeycomb. And from the signs from his science is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the diversity of your tongues and the diversity of your colors.
And look at the power here look at the distinction from His signs, the creation of the heavens and the earth How big is the heavens and the earth and the creation is so magnificent.
has such a great but Allah has brought it together. In the same verse almost saying that as powerful as the heavens and the earth creation is your diversity of tongues and colors is as equally powerful as a sign from Allah subhanho wa Taala so that you know one another.
And the second meaning of doubt often comes from the word maruf.
That Marina Bella rose, so Lita, araku, Nene so that you can do good to one another.
You can use your titles. You can use your
background backgrounds, as a form of doing good to one another.
This tribe does this etiquette or our tribal look after this aspect. Our tribal do this, our nationality to complement one another in doing
not for superiority over another because in Chroma covering the law here at Arkham. The only superiority is ritacco and turquoise in the heart, nobody can access this.
And that's why Allah subhanho wa Taala didn't
reject us having titles, you can have titles.
Look at some of the biggest titles in Islam Allah mohajir own well onsolve Allah Subhana Allah name the group who came from Makkah, Al muhajir own and those who evicted them he called them and unsolved was said sahbihi una una manera Maha jurina Alonso when Latina taba, obeah Sandra the LA one humara one
Titles there was
a gift from a loss.
But at one time that title potentially was going to cause conflict.
When one person from them Ohio Julian he had a conflict with a person from the unsolved during the time of the Prophet Sall allies
and the guy on the head the conflict and they were about to fight.
The guy from the onset said, Where are the odds are I need your help? Yeah, Ilan saw. And the Mahajan Yamaha jury in any area everybody help calling for help. So the Mahajan came to help them. And the answer came to hope help the Ansari and it was going to be a battle between them Oh, hygiene and dancehall. Even though their titles were the noble titles, it was going to be used for a wrong purpose, a very wrong purpose to break in them.
So the prophet SAW Selim rushed out, dragging his clothes didn't have time even to put on his clothes, while he dragged his clothes. And then he said, What is going on here? What is happening? adalja helia? What anabaena Veronica? Is it this?
The call of ignorance, the call of ignorance whilst I'm amongst you, meaning everybody calling to based on
names and titles and then you're going to start fighting for each other against each other.
And then he said darwaza in a Hannah Tina.
Leave it because it stinks rotten, to use these kinds of premises for fighting, and these were prestigious titles of Al muhajir. And
so what about people who use less prestigious titles? They use the color of their skin or they use their nationality or they sometimes use their mishap or sometimes they use their that denomination or sometimes they use that as a basis for their allegiance and Alliance. It's gonna stink much more.
And it all breaks up the whole concept of enamel.
Which is what Allah subhanho wa Taala is
not just advising with his commanding, fastly Robaina
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when we have
differences, and no community does not have differences, and there are problems we could have conflicts arise. And this is the nature of humans well as an amateur if he and Allah says well as an elephant, they continue to be different and dispute and diverse and
this is unfortunate is the reality of the human. So to be different or to have an a disagreement or whatever. This is part of the human reality. But what differentiates between the Muslim and the Mormon and someone who does not look and turn to Islam, a man is how you deal in the time of conflict. Because dealing at a time of conflict is what makes you what shows your o'clock. What shows your true nature, your true colors.
And that's why the prophet SAW Selim said one of the signs of the munafo
why the Hassan aphasia, when he argues, he goes to extreme he goes to for sure he goes to the extreme practice. He didn't just doesn't just leave at an argument you'll go to extreme you will cause issues you will continue to cause issues and try it makes you an all outright war.
Whereas the believer has etiquettes and that's why Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us about some of these etiquettes
about forgiving each other
about reconciling Islam, about Apple pardoning
all these things
are part of the, the practice of how a believer deals. Yes, people will wronged me and people around us. But how do you deal with that person who wrongs you? Do you insist on that conflict being an eternal conflict?
Or there is room for reconciliation and parsing and forgiving?
And you look at the prophet SAW Selim, look at the Sahaba look at their way of practice. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was his fat his tribe fought against him, and they wanted to kill him.
What more can you get?
But he said, he used to say alarm offering the only thing
ALLAH forgive my people, because they do not know.
he conquered, the people have perished in the conquest of Makkah.
And he defeated them after they had betrayed him. And they betrayed the deal that was with between them, and for years and years of persecution.
And now he has the upper hand.
What do you think I'm going to do with you? He says,
They say you are our brother, you are our brother and you are our nephew.
So then he says,
latter three, Bali como, yo, yo,
there is no burden on you today, Allah forgive you. So go, he forgives them.
And he allows,
he allows the higher standards, the higher purpose of Islam and this is the highest level.
That's aspect of dealing with conflict. But even on a lower level, we have to have that those simple etiquettes of when we disagree with each other, how do we deal?
How's our tone of our voice? What are the words that kind of come out of
and it's not coincidental that Allah Subhana Allah mentions these adab and at the beginning of this surah, which is the sewer of 100 apartments, Allah mentions there are a character of people who do not want to listen to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam they don't accept the advice even though you give them and you say file Allah wa Kira rasuluh, they don't want to listen, no, call it an FC, they want my nefs I have to do my Allah is saying, do this and do that the prophet SAW Selim is saying this, he will rather raise his voice.
Over the voice of the prophets, Allah lies and he doesn't want to listen to the Hadith, his own citizen to Allah telling him, don't do this. And don't do this and be the slaves of Allah wanna be brothers? He wants to raise his voice, like those Bedouins in the Latina unit do not come in where I would write access to most of those who shout out from behind the apartments, they have no mind, they have no mind. They don't thinking,
the logic advice when it comes to you, the rational intellectual person accepts the advice
and says, Does Arcola fair Thank you, let's do this correctly. And the irrational person act like they don't they don't want to accept the advice. No, Allah says in the Bible, it says no enmity till we die.
And we will carry on this enmity until the day of judgment.
So our attitude should be correct. And it should be in line because end of the de la la counter or hormone, we want the rational formula. And that's why we are here. And we want the loss of panatela to be pleased with us. And we want to enter the agenda, we will not achieve that, except when we are ready to accept each other and to deal with our conflicts in that kind of way. And to avoid all those practices that are going to injure us
which I stated before, and to keep away from them and to keep away from our nationalistic tendencies. And that the only
criteria that we should be looking at the people, the person who are the most the people who have the best abilities, those who we see in them good, not because of their color or which country they're from or what language they speak, but because of their Eman on their salary or the righteousness and of their abilities and their skills.
Because there is no more betrayal
to Allah and His messenger to put the wrong person in the wrong position.
And that's part of the signs of the Day of Judgment
is that we'll see the Lamoriello a delay the processing said from Tata Risa, when the affairs are given to people who don't deserve and that is when you should be waiting for the day of judgment is close.
So as Muslims
We submit we bow down to the laws of Allah to the sayings of a lot of the commandments of Allah and we do not accept except his commands, and his rules and his judgment because no hokulani law and we abide by his advices and the advice of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam and in this there is Rama in this there is success. In this there is prosperity.
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