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The Madinan Society: A Tafsir of Surat al-Ḥujurat Part 10/12
Delivered by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq on Friday 7th October 2016 at Al Kawthar Academy, Leicester (UK)
After the Prophet and his companions emigrated to Medina, Allah revealed laws with which Muslims must abide by so that they may live together peacefully. This Surat serves as a prime example of such intricate laws that detail not just how people should behave with one another, but how they should speak and think about each other.
This lesson begins by explaining the different rulings the pious Ulama would give based on strictness and concession, often practicing on the former and allowing others to act on the latter. This was because despite Allah granting concession in a ruling, they would act on its strictness in the hope of more reward. They would inform others to act on the concessions to make the religion easy for them to practice without hardship.
The lesson continues by discussing superiority in the Sight of Allah. Who is the noblest amongst us and do our different languages, colours and countries of origin have a bearing on this? The Sahabah asked the Prophet ï·º about this and his answer was simple and beautiful.
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So far, we have completed 12 verses of the surah.
And in the previous verse,
we learnt about the prohibition of
suspicious suspicion or shall we say,
excessive speculation and conjecture,
spying and searching for faults and backbiting.
And this was in the context of last panel who was speaking about brotherhood
and then highlighting
certain things which must be avoided
in order to establish and preserve that brotherhood.
And just to remind ourselves, about the
theme of this particular surah.
We named it a Medina and society
on the basis that in the surah, which was revealed quite late in the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam his life
Allah subhanho wa Taala has mentioned laws,
and the very foundations on which
egalitarian society can be built on.
Liberty with dignity,
a law with justice,
true love and brotherhood, true compassion.
And these worms, Mia slogans.
We saw evidence of that, in the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and his noble companions,
they lived it, they demonstrated it,
and they actually experienced it.
And that is an ideal society, which can serve as an example for everyone
under the leadership of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the noble companions of the law firm.
And just to recap, some of the principles that law has mentioned, are
recognizing one's boundaries and limits
one's boundaries and limits with Allah create, with the representative of the Creator, the noble messengers of the law.
Recognizing one's boundaries with creation with each other
and that means being fair towards each being non judgmental.
If ever we receive reports, news information about another person, then let alone before we take any action that's alone before we utter a single word.
We cannot even form a judgment in our minds
and thereafter engender and develop any feeling towards that person. Based on assumption, or based on these reports, without actually verifying the facts and ascertaining the truth.
Levin speaks about maintaining peace between warring differing parties and individuals,
and that everyone should take it upon themselves to, if possible, intervene, and bring about peace and harmony and reconciliation.
Of course, primarily, the command is given not to all and sundry, but those who are actually in authority. So, if it involves conflict on a large scale, then undoubtedly this would be the responsibility of the authorities to resolve and then further down in common daily disputes
in social disharmony,
then, if possible, we are all called upon to bring about peace and reconciliation.
And then following on from that last panel with the Anna reminds us in them and
that brothers are only certainly that believers are only brothers, for us little been illegal, therefore reconcile your two differing brothers.
With the law, how are you looking to be wary of a lot in the hope that you may receive Miss and then Allah mentions to this, in which six sins are detail.
So what we learn from these three verses, which we covered in the past few weeks is, brotherhood can only be realized primarily through taqwa. Allah says, Allah.
Believers are brothers, and Fiala in the hope that you may receive mercy. There can be no brotherhood, there can be no true love between people without the
to look into harmony in the hope that you may receive mercy. In order to receive the mercy of love we ourselves must be mercy, merciful and compassionate. So along with that,
there has to be mercy and compassion in order to realize that brotherhood and in fact, this is something which I didn't mention at the time. But we can't just think that duck law is a rigid adherence to the teachings of Islam
of laws, hello and haraam. do's and don'ts
of things falsely claiming the message reminding people all the time.
One has to balance
with compassion and mercy towards it.
There was no one
more fearing of Allah more wary of Allah more God fearing more God wary and God conscious than the noble messengers of Allah He was yet
his compassion and mercy knew no bounds.
And we should adopt the same
doc word doesn't mean
that we rigidly adhere
to hello and Hello, do's and don'ts and we impose the same on
many olema throughout history have acted on what we call azima han rasa
that means concession
and azeema means resolve.
So on the one hand we have resolve, on the other hand, we have concession
which means that at times last panel with data has created concessions in the show via dispensations. Allah has allowed
And there are things that are permissible for instance, when a person is traveling.
last panel with Allah has said that fasting is not obligatory on a traveler.
Now, if there is absolutely no difficult
So for instance, if someone's traveling in relative comfort, there's no
extreme weather, there's no extreme cold or heat, the person has provisions the person is traveling in a large group, the journey is only taking a couple of hours if that, but technically the person is almost Sathya a traveler, because of the distance.
In fact, in this country, a person could be traveling in a very moderate climates,
in relative comfort and luxury. And let's say they are embarking on a journey of just two and a half hours, two hours, 30 minutes. It's not even for work, it's just a family visit. And the it's in the month of Ramadan.
But we're talking about the days when fasting would only be let's say, 14 hours,
Now, technically the person is and wasafi
is a traveler, so fasting is not obligatory.
But at the same time, if they were too fast, they wouldn't experience any discomfort or difficulty, in fact, probably no difference to if they were fasting at home.
But still, since the law has granted the concession, they can forego the obligation of fasting on that particular day and make up for it at another time of the year.
So they will be acting on the Luxor.
But if they wanted to, since there is not much difficulty and or there may be some slight difficulty, but it's not impossible. They could act on azeema which means resolve in the hope of gaining an increased reward. So this is the difference between azeema and rasa whereby someone acts on the concession
Oh forgoes the concession and acts on azima and does something with resolve, with a bit more effort in the hope of receiving greater reward. Now, all Mr throughout history,
throughout, especially the saintly pious ones, have always had a policy of acting on azima themselves
and always given footwork for rasa for others.
So, in fact, Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
when he sent some of us How about the alarm to human like, more other than the jibon or the alarm? You said to them?
bashira Allah tala Farah? Yes, Sarah.
Good people glad tidings do not drive them away.
Do not dispel them do not repel them. We are set out without ourselves
and create ease do not create difficulty.
And so throughout history Allah have always acted on this. They reserve azeem resolve, they resolve resolve for themselves. And they keep looser concessions and dispensations for everybody else.
So they are harsh with themselves.
But they are easily forgiving.
And approving when it comes to
arrives. We reserve azeema for others
and concessions for ourselves.
So we want to easy but we aren't willing to give anyone else that benefit of doubt or liberty.
So taqwa has to be coupled with
and with the Rif, compassion, ease.
And similar wishes to adopt the clone should adopt wise for oneself.
It's not to impose on others
He gave a fatwa.
And when he gave that photograph of something being Hello, there was a bit of an uproar.
Not because what he said was wrong, but simply because people's cultural approach to that particular question meant that they were aware of
what the text actually said.
So the text of Islam actually said that this is haram.
But culture had developed in such a way that people's cultural attitude towards that particular question was a very negative one. So everyone considered it.
So willingness on him gave a fatwa that it's hella, there was an uproar.
And he was taken to task by many people. But he confidently with knowledge, spoke up and said, Look,
I didn't go out to advertise this particular issue. I was approached by a number of people who asked my opinion on whether this was lawful in Islam or not.
So I gave people a very honest reply, which is that to my understanding, after all my research on the topic, and he had extended it, he had researched it extensively. He said, my conclusions are, after all the research,
my conclusion is that this is indeed wonderful in Islam.
Of course, many Rama have had reservations in the past, but the texts ultimately point to its permissibility.
So I was asked that question by many people I gave him I gave an honest answer.
So there was an uproar.
This was his reply. He was then question that do you do this yourself? Do you act on this yourself? So No, I don't. I never have done. And I can never envisage myself ever acting upon this. I choose to stay away from completely.
So they said to him, isn't that hypocrisy.
But you give footwear for others for this thing being Hello. And yet you wouldn't do it yourself? She said, No, there is a difference, one other than command to advertise this particular issue, I was pressed on this by a number of people who sought my expert opinion on the matter. So I gave my expert opinion, which is that the texts of Islam, in my opinion, and from my extensive research say that this is, indeed lawful.
People may agree or choose to disagree.
And as far as my own practice is concerned, I've always remained aloof from it never done, it never will do it, never will go near it, because that's my personal preference, I act on resume, even though I consider it really awful, and make it around for myself.
But for others, I will not say I will not expect them to act on their azima that I act.
Rather, I will tell them what the texts say.
So, this is just one example that will and I have always practiced azima for themselves and rasa for us.
They will always make things easy.
So this is the law, state law law looking to adopt Be wary of a law adopted in the hope that you may receive mercy. So in order to realize brotherhood one we must have to we must have compassion and mercy. And that means even in religion,
and look at the profit side of the law, Eileen law, Huck,
we become very easily and all went into mischief.
regularly, we'll go to machines and there'll be posters or plaques or warning signs, no children under the age of seven allowed.
one of the reasons is that children
make lots of noise.
But so Pamela
During the time of the Prophet, some love and he was sick.
And in these days, when we see children running around in the masjid people become very. I remember when I was when we were younger, and I'm sure many of you will have experienced the same. It was quite routine to get slapped around in the machine by uncles, you run from one part of the mystery to the other, and you get a clip around the ear from a total stranger.
We used to have these busybodies who never prayed that are we themselves, but who even though they were 4050 years old, they took it upon themselves to ensure that all the seven year old children were praying taraweeh
and as is normal for children, when, when being forced to do something and monitored
they would laugh and giggle was praying Salah. So, again, clips around the air. It was it was routine, it was normal.
So yeah, he used to have these busy bottles.
people create such a fuss when a baby is crying when children run around in the masjid. I'm not suggesting that it should be done. But where's our tolerance? Where's our compassion
in the masjid of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
Just a few days ago, someone asked me that we've got chairs
and the chairs, there's a function and we need to put the chairs in the machine for old and disabled people. But the chairs they come from a company who use them everywhere, so outside and other functions as well. So is it permissible to bring them into the mystery.
So I said just wipe the legs, meaning not all the legs but just the bottom stump, just wipe the bottom of the stick and put them in the machine it doesn't matter.
Again, this reservation hesitation as it doesn't matter at all. I'm delighted to be alive methylates megadeath recorded by Lombardi I told them that I used to sleep in the mustard and the dogs would roam around in the mustard of Rasulullah some of the love it was sent them of course there was no carpets but I said Subhana Allah get up dogs used to roam around in the masjid of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam in mustard in Libya sallallahu wasallam. Madina, munawwara. Abdullah
used to sleep that it wasn't an issue.
Abadi when he came in you urinated in ministry, in the same question at the wall. So how about the love and of course they reacted the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam actually told them wait, he didn't want to create any discomfort by cutting off the passing of the water the better way
lest it give him the clean.
And then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam very calmly, said, he ordered a bucket of water pail of water and said have it washed. And then he advised him Don't do this again.
And there are many examples. So when it came to children, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to be given hookworm, the member has seen or the alarm magma would run in the masjid.
And on one occasion, he actually descended from the member and grabbed his grandchildren, lifted them up
and recited the verse in the mountain welcome Well now
that indeed your wealth and your children are a distraction.
He would actually shorten his Salah you would shorten his Salah if he would hear children cry.
If you would hear infants children crying, the Messenger of Allah equals send them would shorten his
and it will be no announcements.
not for ourselves and dupois for us.
So brotherhood can only be realized one with the number two with
compassion. And number three in the context of these verses, what does Allah mention thereafter after top line compassion and mercy, six points which must be avoided at all costs, ridicule,
taunting one another, calling out to one another with offensive undesirable names and labels for things
Excessive conjecture and speculation.
Number five spine searching for one another's faults number six.
So this is the context of the previous 233 verses. And again continuing with brotherhood with creating harmony in society with creating that
equality true, a true egalitarian society. A last panel with Anna Saison it's very beautiful this
which I don't know if it was coincidental or
whether it was programmed, but the verse we just heard when that phone came on, was the very same verse. Yeah, man so in a Filipina comienza karimova, which
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a truly beautiful, sublime and extremely powerful. It truly is.
law say, after speaking about brotherhood, speaking about the synonyms and concluding the previous verse on backbiting a last panel with the addressees Yeah.
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Indeed, we have created you from one man and one more,
which are American schaeuble shoba. And we have made you into nations wakaba in and tribes that are our food, so that you may identify
in a Croma.
Indeed the most noble amongst in the law with Allah is a far from the most God waria
in the law.
The law is all knowing
This is the verse that abolishes race
pride in one's lineage, ancestry, color, complexion, ethnicity,
It completely destroys
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam in it this.
Amongst the Arabs of Arabia, who are some of the most tribal
and bigoted people when it came to ancestry and
Someone saw that this harbottle the law
treated one another as true brothers, regardless of their lineage and their ancestry.
And even non Muslim historians
who do not believe in the past many non Muslim historians who have who have been serious academics, and have studied Islam were familiar with Arabic. One of the main things which they have noted is that one of the miraculous achievements of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam.
So they may not believe in religion in Revelation in God. But looking at it, looking at the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and the Society of Arabia from a purely historical, social perspective, one of the things that have marveled that is how the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam,
centuries old tradition of Arabia, not just to do with religion, but to do with finally what to do with lineage to do with bonding and relations to do with blood and ancestry and heritage.
And we replace the Brotherhood and fraternity of tribe with the Brotherhood and fraternity of Islam.
And that was a remarkable transformation
One of the arguments
given for the preservation of the EU, especially in today's climate with the current debate is that the EU has helped avoid wars in Europe.
prior to the spirit of cooperation and mutual recognition
and the European fraternity prior to this, Europe underwent centuries of
warfare, and very seriously.
And even now in modern day, Europe is still one of the arguments being proposed for the preservation of the of the EU as a union that has actually prevented violence and wars.
And the Arabs had a history of war.
Why do I give the example of the EU despite everything? national sentence, still run very strong.
And can you imagine
something? Which Sivan overturns all of these nationalist sentiments
and replaces them with something new in such a manner that the previous rivalries, the previous history, is all forgotten and not just forgotten or completely replaced? It's unimaginable. And yet the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam achieved that in a stroke
These Arabs who bought and sold slaves,
who even after free and emancipate,
still regarded them as their
who boastful of their lineage and their ancestry in every way,
suddenly abolished off
and lived with one another as practice truly.
How to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam achieve that with the verses of the Quran, with his own noble example. And with the sheer force of his personality and the Baraka, the blessing of Allah.
So when Allah says yeah, man, so people in their HELOC
Indeed, we have created you from one man and one
was a very powerful message. Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Imam telemedia to learn how they relate to Ethan his son
can see them and to love him, no matter the love.
You say is the prophets of the love it will serve them on the day of the conquest of Makkah, performed the Love Around the gamma. And then he delivered a sir
and this was at the conquest of Mecca.
And he is addressing the British
and even the non Muslims have the courage for standing and listening.
And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to them all people,
Indeed Allah has removed from me
and the arrogance of Jay Z
and the tradition of boasting
by one's forefathers.
Allah has created
all of you from Adam. And Allah created Adam from the dust of the earth.
People will surely Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam continued people will surely disis from boasting by their forefathers and ancestry.
Otherwise, they will be regarded
in the sight of Allah as being even more lowly than dung beetles. He actually specifically mentioned dung beetles,
beetles and insects that move around impurity. Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says those who boast by their lineage, their ancestry and their forefathers, they will be regarded regarded by a lot even in their huge numbers as being lonelier than dung beetles.
I'm Timothy rantala, Healy and others relate the same idea the wording is mixed from the different durations of it.
And then in some narrations he actually recited the verse yeah your nurse or people in
same verse that all mankind or people we have created you from one man and one
in another headache later by my Muslim Brothers, but saw the loss and the love it was filming the farewell pilgrimage.
When he gave that famous speech, as part of that speech, he said, Oh people
Oh, people, your Lord is one and your father is
laughably out to be in other. Jimmy
what are the million other RV?
What are the what what are they What
are people that is no privilege, no superiority, no virtue for an Arab over a non Arab or a non Arab over an Arab or for a red person meaning a fair person over a black person or for a black person over a fair person or red person the wording of it
except by the
end in that previous had promised some love it was Sunday. And then again on that occasion the Prophet Silla love it was in recited the verse of the Quran, until people have I conveyed the message or not.
In a previous video under law, the law on the conquest of Morocco the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam actually said, Opie,
Allah has removed from
of the Jamelia and it's posting by forefathers. Then he said,
people are now only have two kinds.
for NASA, one Tolkien corinium Allah.
How you know,
that people are only up to
a pious, virtuous righteous,
God fearing God very person, Karim Allah, Allah, Who is noble even in the sight of Allah. That's one or the other.
Shocking, he in Allah, a sinful person.
a scoundrel. He in Allah, Who is despicable in the sight of a law.
Law created all of you from other than a law created Adam from the dust of the earth.
So in the sight of Allah, there is no Arab, non
white, brown, red, black, yellow,
universal, the quarter and the last panel data says, I mean, if he helps him out, he went out of the law for us, Senator Baldwin.
And amongst his songs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and you're different times and different colors.
We are all part of that vibrance creation of a last panel with
one's melanin count,
or lack thereof, one's melanin increased or reduced.
Once color pigment
does not make one better or worse.
We are all related. So Pamela, on yesterday, someone sent me a video I know.
Someone sent me a video. And it was of DNA tests where they got people put them in one room and they carried out DNA DNA tests. And some of them were actual bigots. So they interviewed them before the DNA test. And they were asked Who do you like who don't you like and some of them spoke with a passion about who they hated.
And lo and behold,
when they did their DNA tests, the DNA results showed that inevitably, that we're all related one, but some people actually discovered close relatives and cousins in the same room that had never known before.
many of those who espouse bigoted and racist views actually discovered that the very people who are rallying against before their DNA tests they were their descendants
the shared the same ancestry
so we have created you from one man and one.
So now that color doesn't matter language doesn't matter background ethnicity doesn't matter. One's origin
does not matter with the last panel or with the other people are only divided into two groups that's the testimony of the messengers.
As far as life is concerned, you are either Ferragine Theon Karim Allah, sorry,
you are either bernita Karim Allah or
Hainan Allah. You are either a barren,
virtuous, righteous person, pious person, who is God wary fearing of love who has taqwa and is therefore karimun. Allah noble in the sight of a beloved,
facha a sinful person shall be a scoundrel
and unfortunate one hyena Mandela, who is despicable in the sight of lonely in the sight of Allah is worthless. As far as I'm concerned, this is the only division there are no other divisions, color, complexion, language, ethnicity, background, origin heritage, none of this matters.
If it mattered, it would have been ah
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he heard someone from the family of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam from boo Hashem from the hashing clan.
Loudly explain that I am the closest to the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Ola. Ola means more deserving and closer to the prophets and the love it was sent him then then you
know for the alarm corrected him
and said to him, there are others who are more closer and more desert to the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam and more deserving of England even you. Although you may have your lineage
you have your missive you have your lineage with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but that's it.
Others are closer to the prophets and the love it was the more deserving of him. What makes the person closer and deserving of the prophets in the mahali who sent them. One who follows in his footsteps, spiritual heritage and ancestry. Spiritual relations are far more important than blood relations.
saved in a new era, he had a son,
his own flesh and blood
and he prayed to Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah Allah
last panel with Allah told him in the hallway, some in ethnic in the society
that he is not from your family.
In fact, in the labor side, he isn't in pious deed,
even though he came from the blood in the flesh,
of one of the greatest messengers of a last panel with
noble lineage is not as important to spiritual
and last approve.
Allah He prayed to Allah Allah told him even though he was his own flesh and blood, his son, he said in the holy sermon,
he is not of your friendly
In fact, he is an empire the strong word.
relationship between father and son, brother and sister, even a husband and wife
will mean nothing as far as connection to Allah subhanho wa Taala is concerned.
Ibrahim alayhis salaam his father was as a
Look at who has a loss.
And look at what you brought him.
As it would, he would respect us for
speak to him honorably and respectfully, but
he was not responsible for his father's deeds.
And father's deeds ultimately did not impact on his son. So, his spiritual lineage mattered
not his bloodline.
His son was a prophet and look at his son.
And then as far as husbands and wives are concerned, brothers and sisters, as far as husbands and wives are concerned, in sort of the hareem, Allah gives the example of Maria Maria Hassan who had no husband.
Yet, you can set a rank and position with
an asiyah, the wife of Pharaoh Pharaoh, look at a pharaoh look at who he was Pharaoh, but law honored his wife, our Seattle the love, his misdeeds had no impact on her.
And vice versa in the verse previous to prior to that last weeks on the Prophet route, and your headache masala
they were both mighty messengers of Allah. But their wives rebelled against them. Not in chastity, but in Billy, and in obedience to the law, as a result of which they will forever separated together in the Union before ever separating.
Even though their wives. So the fact that their husbands were prophets of Allah had no bearing on the ultimate salvation.
And the Miss, the reason that these four women are mentioned in pseudo to the home, is that this was a warning to the rise of the property.
And that's why in the last panel with Alice Hayes, yeah, and it's gonna be less than a minute and they say, in
the wives of the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam, you are quite unlike any of the women. That's it, but you are unique know, that they don't own the condition as long as an if you adopt the
so even though Arusha, Khadija and hafsa and soda, and Xena,
even me mean it's up to all of them, even though all of the wives of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had the honor of being married to the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam, with a last panel with Allah, the fact that he was their husband would not avail if they themselves did not adopt.
And then we wouldn't simply be regarded as being the best of all women, by virtue of marriage, even though their marriage was to none other than the messenger, some of the law.
So in Islam, they had to adopt that by themselves. So in Islam,
spiritually, spiritual lineage, trumps everything else spiritual lineage is what matters by the ancestry
does not matter. That's why I'm documenting the author of the law mindset that you may have your lizard from the suit of law sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam
that others are closer to to the messenger so love it.
Because in Islam,
what matters more, sorry I mentioned earlier that's
blood lineage doesn't matter it does matter, but it does not matter as much as spiritual and spiritual in lineage is paramount.
So as far as the last panel with the ad is concerned, the person is either born to Karim Allah who should be you and Hagen and Allah, persons right here some virtuous and pious and noble in the sight of Allah and fearing of Allah or a person is sinful, a scoundrel, unfortunate and lonely in the sight of this is the only division
of the Allah and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told him to leave later bam, Hamblin is Muslim, and we got the alarm the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told him remember,
be mindful that you are not better than any
other person, red or black, except by the
the law in the province and the love it
really relates it
It's a very beautiful it. They said to him, a messenger of Allah, man
who is a novelist of all people.
See the arrows before and continue. Why was this so important because the Arabs, they regarded their lineage and their ancestry to the
sea, we may not be able to appreciate it today, because we live in a very different society, we have
governments, we have security, we have authority.
We have citizenship.
We have affiliations of many cars.
And in this day and age, if someone wishes to up and leave, and go and live alone, and renounce the whole family, some do,
they can still lead a very good life.
And people do.
As long as they are citizens of the country, they belong to a nation.
They identify with a culture and with a flag.
whether they belong to their family or not, is immaterial.
Because they have an affiliation, they have an identity, they have a connection.
And they won't suffer in any way.
The state acts as a family looks after their health, their welfare, their needs.
So he needs families, some people's.
So we live in a society where that is not only possible, but it's it's not uncommon, where people lead totally independent lives from their families, because the state acts as a family looks after them. The community looks after them. They have an identity and an affiliation. But imagine at the time of the Arabs.
There was nothing
no No, no authority, no protection.
So their citizenship, their flag, their identity, their that bigotry, their racism, their sense of belonging. All of this stems from their lineage and their ancestry.
And people still practice that it's shifted from the family to nations. It shifted from family name to the flag. It shifted from one tribe to one country,
hatred towards others,
for the Arabs, their racism, their bigotry, their remingtons nationalism was all in their heritage and in their lineage, and in their family law. And they regarded themselves as being the best. My father, my father was this, my grandparents were this. And this is why the Arabs were so particular about family history, forget their own ancestry. They even knew the lineage by heart of animals.
It's a fact
we may find that surprising.
But it's true.
They actually mean the family lineage of we still have it today. If you have pedigree animals, then you are given certificates of their lineage stretching back many, many generations.
so they would have the same it's just that they wouldn't have it in writing, they'd have it etched in their memory, they would rely more on memory that they had an oral tradition rather than a written tradition.
So the Arabs
placed great emphasis on their family lineage and in that context for saw the loss and the love it send them said to them, that all people last panel with the honor has removed from you and distance from the arrogance of Jay Lee, and it's boasting bye for
now you are only
a God fearing pious person noble in the sight of a lot or a sinful scoundrel lowly in the sight of Allah. Only one of two.
So the Prophet Sall Allahu alayhi wa sallam was asked on that occasion, but our messenger of Allah min Accra mass, who is the noblest of all people. So without hesitation the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,
the noblest of all people is the one who is the most God fearing.
The most God wary of a loved one with the most
that one makes a purse.
So how about the love and who said Lisa in heaven?
But we're not asking you about this. Instantly the reply the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was, according to the verse of the Quran, they said to him, a common mass, who is the noblest of all people. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam paraphrase for them in a coma come in the luckiest pub. The indeed the noble astok view by Allah is the one who has the most taqwa. And that's what the verse says. So he said to them, a common law says
that the noblest of all people is the one who has the most.
So they said, We are a pseudo law we're not asking you about.
So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,
he then thought that they were asking about, who is the noblest of lineage?
Who is an herbalist of lineage. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,
the noblest of all people, his use of EU law,
but the noblest of all people his use of the prophets of Allah, the sin of the prophets of Allah, the son of the prophets of Allah, the son of the friend of
meaning use of ebony, our
evenings, happy evening.
So the Sahaba meaning if you want to know who has the most noble lineage, and water lineage,
so the Sahaba said, Lisa and her then I said, Look, we're not even asking you about this messenger of Allah. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,
so what are you asking me about? Fatima in Arabic?
Are you asking me about the minds of the Arabs?
Are you asking me about the minds of the Arabs?
So they said, Yes, so messenger.
What that meant, is that their question was, who's an herbalist of all people. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam made a blanket statement that the noblest of all people is the one who has the most dukla said, No, we're not asking you about that. So he thought maybe they're asking about lineage. So out of the whole of mankind, the one with the most noble lineage is use of this prophet of Allah, son of the prophets of Allah, son of the prophets of Allah, son of the friend of Allah. So we're not even asking you about that. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam then realized that they're asking about the nobelist of people in their context and in their discussion,
because they came from that tribal society as I've explained, they wanted to know who's the best.
Which our tribe is the best, which our clan is the best. Which Arab super tribe is the best.
They used to have contests they were poets, natural poets, so all their poetry was my cleanse better than yours.
My family is better than yours.
It wouldn't be as crude as that. They were very lyrical and poetical, very eloquent.
And poetry hasn't changed. Human Nature doesn't change. They, they used to
boast about Dan's family's lineage claims tribes, horses, camels, steeds arrows, spears, sword shield,
wine and with
no difference today.
alcohol, drugs, wine,
And the thing about claim my crews better than yours, my turf is better than yours. My gang is better than yours.
Mine, brothers, my homies, my brethren, or whatever they used to do the same doesn't change.
So the Arabs used to boast about their lineage who's So in that context.
They said who's an herbalist
The wall people, they were asking the prophets in the lives a lot. That's why he said to them, it seems Are you asking me about the minds of the Arabs? The origins of the Arabs?
And why did it and they said yes. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, the Arabs, amines?
What does it mean by man?
It's a beautiful expression. mines
in the ground,
are used to extract minerals,
rare resources and materials and precious metals, gold, gem, gold, silver gems.
But it's extremely hard work.
And so some mines are better than others. Some mines produce a great yield others, hardly anything.
So people are like mine was, nobody's only good. Nobody's all bad.
But in some people, like some mines, you enter the mine. And there you are, on the very surface. You can see glittering gems in the walls in the soil, you can see nuggets, it doesn't take much work to see the precious metals and resources and minerals. And it doesn't take much work to extract.
And in others, you have to do a lot of dig.
And in some, some mines, there may be something hidden very deep. But it's extremely hard work to get to that metal and mineral. And sometimes it's not even worth the efforts. So people are like minds. nobody's really good. Nobody's all bad. Some people their virtue, their beauty of character, their piety, their goodness shines through.
its own only a surface
and it doesn't take much to extract. And there's lots of it. And others you have to really dig deep
to get some
precious minerals and metals out of them to get any goodness out of them. And some people yes, there may be something deep down but by God they are hardware.
people are like man, and then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Beasley
people are the Arabs on our minds. The best of them injure here are the best of them in Islam
if they gain an understanding of Islam.
Now, what does this phrase mean?
Remember I said earlier
that blood lineage does matter,
but not as much as spiritual.
So I'm going to say something which
may put some nuance to the generalization of earlier
which is indeed,
in Islam. What really matters is piety. Not one's color, complexion or lineage. But that is not a blanket absolute statement with total disregard and no consideration for other factors. As I will explain, because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told him to feel joy, he had the fear of infinite Islam, the best amongst them.
In Jabalia are the best amongst them in Islam.
What does that mean? What it means is that you're asking me about the Arabs who have the recent Arabs and emotionally is the best who comes from the best family the best plan? Who's a novelist, so I will tell
the noblest of people in jarhead er or the novelist in Islam?
What does that mean? That means that if you look at the Sahaba of the labyrinth,
many of them came from noble
and because they came from noble families that nobility shone through in their account.
You see, one can't simply boast about belonging to a big lineage, if the person is bad,
but as I say, even in English, if someone comes from
a good family.
What that means is even without faith even without belief in Allah,
one's upbringing, one's family history.
Also Max's because there's count.
So imagine if someone comes from a family, whereby the parents were educated.
And not only were they educated, but they were good, upright, noble people, of good character have good stock of good upbringing of good behavior. They were courteous, they were professional.
They were neighborly. They were responsible, they were charitable, regardless of faith,
then they bring up their children in the same manner.
this culture of the family, a culture of decency, a culture of nobility, a culture of goodness, even without faith. This imprints itself on the minds and the characters and the personalities of the church.
And they then bequeath the same to their children, and they bequeath the same to their children.
So if someone comes from a noble lineage and family, not just noble by name, and noble by birth, but even noble by count, that shines through in a person, and that's how
the alarm goes. That's why he was the best friend of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, even before it slam.
His massage, his character, his temperament, met with the temperament of the prophets and the lining was sent them, they will drill into one another, they were attracted to one another. They were the best of friends.
They were inclined to each other.
And he brought a lot of fun will be a lot more into Islam. It was
the alarm, because again, it's not about family law, was a man of nobility. He came from a very prominent family, and along with the noble lineage, he had nobility of character and behavior.
He would say to the rebels who rebelled against him when he was Khalifa and I'm paraphrasing what he said
Why do you seek to punish me What have I done? allies my witness, but I did not even come into her own ninja Hillier, let alone in Islam.
He would not come into our Ninja helia let alone Islam, saying that we look at a severe for the alarm. Same with the other Sahaba the Indian before Islam. Yes, some of them committed sins. Undoubtedly. Some of them lived a life which was common to the Arabs. But we shouldn't have this idea that this How about all the love and we're all just extremely sinful.
And they lead terrible corrupts lives? Well, there were examples of that as well. But on the major part, if you look at the Sahaba of the alarm,
yes, they they committed certain sins which were regarded as Simmons later, because at the time that ever considered them to be wrong.
But even these noble ones, they wouldn't behave in a manner which was shameful.
And many of them abstained even from home even from those things which were considered Hallo and later became haram because they consider them lowly and despicable, and unbefitting, a man or a woman of decency.
So many of the Sahaba of the alarm, they were upright, noble people.
And this is why when Islam came to attract
yes, some of them came from the same families.
Look at the daughter of rock bottom.
That was a noble family. Now.
He came from a noble family, the province similar lohani who sort of wanted people like him to embrace, but when they chose opposition and they chose their world over there, they chose their position and that power and influence and wealth of a belief. Then they became bitterly opposed to the property and while it was in them for personal reasons, but it was still from noble family. This is why his daughter and his sons, later on, they embraced even Abdullah had no babies
Through his wife and his daughters and children embrace of new Gen. His family members embraced Islam, though.
And that's why
the prophets of Allah even when he didn't have his sense of farm or the love, even the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and they be embraced Islam. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was overjoyed, because these were the people he was expecting to embrace from before. And he spoke words of softness and kindness, even about eczema, or the alarm the city of Abuja.
Because they did indeed come from noble families, Father, Abuja was an aberration was an aberration
was an aberration.
Because the good stock and the nobility and the decency of the families originally meant that they should have embraced Islam was a perfect religion for them, and they were the parent there would have been the perfect adherence to religion. But individually, some of them chose the world over there.
Otherwise, as far as their lineage, their nobility and their decency was concerned, there was no question about it.
So the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said the best of them enjoy honey. And that's why, amongst the, amongst the jania, one of the reasons they were highly regarded is even before Islam many of the aristocracy in Makkah.
They were the wild type.
They were mansions.
They were rich. And they played on that. And they were arrogant, undoubtedly, as far as personal behavior, decency, and character were concerned, people didn't raise a finger against them. Because remember, these were the people who frequented the Royal Courts of at the sin
of Roman Persia. They had trading relations with many of the chief trading families and not just family but the parents at the time. There were people of nobility, they dressed well, they spoke well. They lived well they behaved well, this they were arrogant, and in some ways they were corrupt when it came to wealth, in terms of character and decency. And many of them even in charity will look at us differently. a loved one was charitable look on the job the alarm on her, even before she embraced Islam, after the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam announced it to her she was the first Muslim. How do you think she was as a person? Even before it's
a woman of nobility and chariots?
of goodness of cat?
A woman that even the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was attracted to and devoted to during her life and never married.
So you can imagine what kind of character she so this is how many of us have battled the alarm? Were prophets in the law. It says,
Leah, you're asking about the noblest of people will know that the noblest of people is not someone who comes from this family or that family. But yes, the best amongst them enjoy here. If they embrace Islam, then they are the best of all people. Because what have they done now? They've couple they brought together they've merged the goodness of their lineage, their good aristocratic stock and bloodline with faith, with belief in Allah with piety, along with their own decency and character who could be better.
And then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam added his football, and if they gain knowledge of religion, then they are over and above everyone else. So if you look at the grades of the Arabs during the time of the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam. It was like this. Those who came from a good family, good lineage, good stock, because all of this meant decency, character, nobility.
If they weren't believers, then the believers were regarded as being as being that their
aristocracy, their lineage, their ancestry meant nothing if they did not embrace
if they embraced them, they brought all of that goodness.
And with it, they complimented their faith and their belief.
That's how the Arabs were viewed
who gained knowledge, they were regarded as being the best, even Oberlin.
This is why during the time of the Prophet sallallahu, he was amongst the Sahaba of the alarm, because they came from good lineage and good bloodline, they became natural leaders, who are the natural leaders of the Sahaba of the alarm you would have seen, they were from the leading families of the branch, and the leading families of the Tsar, they were the leaders. So the leaders before them, many of them became leaders afterwards now, because they had those leadership skills and qualities, and character and upright standing. But they're, they brought all of that goodness and decency and that character into Islam, and they complemented their religion with all of those good
qualities. So this is the meaning of the heavy film for the journey, and for Islamic football, that the people are like minds, the best of them in janelia are the best of them in Islam, if they gain knowledge. Now, so there is some consideration, but ultimately, blood lineage never matters as much as spiritual and piety. And that's why and again with the verse that we started with last panel with Allah says, Yeah, you will notice Oh, people in
the karimova Indeed, we have created you from one man and one which I'm not sure all balaclava in, and we have made you into nations and tribes that are awful, so that you may identify each other. What's the meaning of that part, you may identify each other? If you say I am,
from this country, or that country,
or I'm from this tribe, or that trial, or this is my family surname, those names and labels and tags and identities should only be in order to identify each other, that he is or he, he is Ansari, he is
from Vanessa lane. He's from banal selama He is from this tribe.
He is sacrificing his oration that's all it's not because the photography is better than the orations.
All these are better than them. Ultimately, they all farm
one father and mother. I've told you before the unsolved in Medina one of the reasons the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was invited to Medina is that they were engaged in internecine warfare, which almost brought the whole oasis of ye for him to the brink of destruction.
And they wanted an arbitrator. They wanted someone who could settle the peace between them, but settle things and bring about peace. So they invited the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And who were the main combatants in in the belligerents in Medina. They were the two major tribes also has an edge and a lot of
speaking of them, SES practicing will be heavily language on what was Corona Mata la la de la habana
minute now from minha. And hold on fast to the rope of Allah, all together collectively, and do not disperse, do not defer. And remember last favor and blessing
upon me when you were enemies of each other, then he brought about harmony and love between your hands.
And this through laws blessing you became brothers.
When in fact before you were on the edge of the pits of the fire, and Allah saved you there from now, we often hear that verse, cling on together to the rope of Allah we hear. But this was the backdrop to the revelation of the verse, Allah is speaking specifically about the ocean that has an edge. And the law says, through a laws blessing you became brothers. But the strange thing is that we're already brothers, because our son has Raj came from the same mother
going back many generations, but also the husbands were cousins. And they actually came from one family. And collectively they were known as the ILA. Their female ancestor was a woman called ADA. And she was the mother, ultimately, or the ancestral mother of all of the Olsen all of the husbands were brothers anyway.
Because they will always have been so awesome husbands, we've got two different tribes, they will have each of his blood. So the fact that we are
Olson we are hazard edge. And they fought wars for many generations, many generations, even before the arrival of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam, their their ongoing feud. You know how long it lasted not a couple of months before two years. That was the last one.
And it was always simmering under the surface. If a camel straight into the pasture of another, it would be ignited.
So they were brothers anyway.
So the fact that you are OC and you are hazaragi doesn't mean anything. It's just your title, your label so that you can identify each other. He's either has energy, and he's evil. Oh, see, that's all. Otherwise, if you really want to go back husbands doesn't mean anything else doesn't mean anything. You are all the children of Baylor
and of color when it comes to the Quraysh arrivals. Again, it doesn't mean anything. They all came from the same friend spamela, the Islamic history.
For the first 30 years, we have Hinata Rashid Al amin hacia, we had the lead after Russia according to the style of prophethood, and the traditional prophets and some of the love and even then after that we had a meeting while we were huddled the alarm around and after the passing away of the loved one. What did we have, we had approximately 7073, approximately 73 years of the rule of the descendants of our NaVi Sophia, and they were known as urban Romanians.
some people regard the amavi dynasty from the time of Morocco we have wb Sofia, there'll be a lot more meaning immediately after C then it will be a lot harder. So 30 years
and then from 30th year onwards
the time of approximately 100 years, but all media the Armenian dynasty, and so historian see it. And then after that all millions,
hundreds of years of the bassets initially very powerful, the ambassade Empire, but later only nominal. The remarkable, the whole abovesaid and only it field
was all between members of one family.
Because the media
media was a set of ambitions.
omiya was the son of ambitions.
And the abbesses was the descendants of an Ibis.
And who was abuzz the son of the
son of Talib, who was the son of Hashem, and who was Hashem
the son of Hashem, and additions were brothers.
So the prophets of the love it was seldom and Isla de la Horne, and our boss of McDonough McCollum, and all of the above dynasty, W Hashem and the Ibis. They all came from the family of Hirsch
who was the son of abdomen and
but it was not a fan of the alarm over that was abusive, or whether it was more of you, Sophia, and whether it was a whole of it.
They all came from the family of Leah, who was a son of the shops of the chumps was the brother of Hashem.
So these were two brothers, Hashem and Abdullah shrimps. The whole of the Basset dynasty came from Hashem. The whole of the omiya dynasty came from Abdo chumps were both brothers blood brothers and the sons of abdomen.
Ultimately, you're all from one Father. And
so when he was available, Taylor Olson has a son of one woman,
whether it was the Quraysh and the whole, two empires that were made, and that bastards sums of one person, abdomen.
And this is what last panel with Allah reminds us off. And the message is relevant today as much as it was relevant than our people. Indeed we have created you from one man and one with made you into nations and tribes that are awful, so that you may identify one another. That's it.
You are pricey. You are Hashmi, you are at the MC doesn't mean anything. These are just titles to differentiate, distinguish.
Otherwise as far as nobility is concerned, Allah continues in Accra, Morocco in the law has taught me the best democracy, or indeed the novelist among she is the one who is the most God fearing God where he got conscious and
in the law of eternity, the law is all knowing all here, all knowing, all aware. And with this May Allah subhanho wa Taala makers amongst those who
recognize this extremely sublime and powerful teaching of Islam, and May Allah protect us from pride and concedes and boastfulness of our heritage, ancestry, our blood lineage, law makers amongst those, that group of people that is noble in the sight of the law, the battle and that the melanoma is amongst those who are regarded as fragile and should be and who are lonely in the sight of a law what's the law What's the matter after he was sworn in to be in a humid wanna and he was in panic a lot more behind the condition to alert and Mr. Farrow going to be late.