Channel: Saad Tasleem
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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah Allah, Allah, he was happy.
He was he,
the topic that was given was the infallibility of the process lm or the infallible way of the prophets, prophets, I send them and practicing that infallible way or carrying on that infallible character of the prophets, I send them in society. And one of the first things that came to mind was that a lot of us actually may not even understand how the process seldom was in society and how he dealt with people and how he treated people. And I know we tend to think of the process seldom, and how he dealt with Muslims, and oftentimes, we don't understand how he dealt with non Muslims. So what I wanted to do was, in this lecture, talk a little bit about how the prophets I send them was.
And the reason is, is because we live in a very, I want to say peculiar time where Islam is, is is under attack in this political and social climate. And it's no, it's no secret that, you know, Islam gets a bad rap in this day and age. And there's actually heard one of the conferences that were that was happening, this weekend, actually got cancelled, because of pressure from from people to shut down an Islamic organization or something like that. So I really felt it's important to address this situation a little bit. One of the things that we'll see is that even though I said we live in a peculiar time, the issue of Islam being under attack, and I'm not speaking actually about a physical
attack right now, but I'm speaking about is more of a like a propaganda attack, or giving Islam a bad rap. And if you actually look at that, in the history of Islam, you'll see that that is something that started with the birth of Islam in Mecca. So when the prophets I send them brought the message, he was immediately under attack by the people of koresh. And I like I said, I'm not speaking about a physical attack, because there was physical attacks and actual words against the stem and stuff like that. But that's not what I'm speaking about. What I'm speaking about is the attack of propaganda and giving Islam a bad rap. And I don't know if you know, but in the time of
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Abuja has been one of the the enemies of the price to sell them, he had a deep rooted hatred for the for the prophecy send them. So he would do everything he could to discredit the prophets, I sell them and the message of Islam. And one of the things that he would do was, he would place people at the outskirts of Mecca. So if someone knew where to be coming to Macau, the first thing that the first person that they would come across was this person telling them that listen, there is a crazy person inside Mecca, he's a soothsayer, or he's a fortune teller or something like that. He's gonna tell you lies, so don't listen to him. Because a Buddha knew that if the people were to hear the
message of Islam, if they were to hear the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam speak, if they were to hear the Quran, then harass their hearts would easily turn towards Islam. So Abu Jihad would keep people at the outskirts of Mecca, to give them the first the first contact they have is with a negative impression of Islam. The other thing I
would do was that he would follow the Prophet Sall Allahu Allah, He will send them around when I send them would go around and lecture and give his demo. I will Jehan will be right behind the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he would be screaming at the top of his lungs. He would say, Do not listen to this man. He's a liar. Do not listen to this man. He's a soothsayer. And if you look at the reaction of the process, send them is very amazing how to love the process of selling them not once addressed Abu Jen, he never not once turned around and said to him, what are you doing? This is a lie. I'm not a soothsayer, I'm not. The process seldom simply continued with
his message. He simply simply continued with his doubt. And this is one of the things you see about about critics.
A nice way to annoy the critics. A nice way to make the critics more angry is to simply ignore them. And what the critics really want at the end of the day, is to get some attention. And this is why you'll see that when people come out and they speak against Islam and stuff like that, what they're really seeking is his attention to their cause. And recently, I think this is about six months or so ago in California in the US.
There was a there was a small fundraiser for a Muslim organization called, I believe it's no or it can be one of these national organizations. They're a very data oriented organization, and they worked in the communities and stuff like that. By no means would you consider this this organization to be an extremist organization. But what happened was that some of the right wing Christians and one of the right wing Christian groups, they showed up at this gathering, and they brought tons of people. And they lined up outside of the of the, of the fundraiser. And they had banners and that slogans, and they were screaming, and subpanel. And there's a video of this on YouTube, if you go
look it up. Sure, you'll find it. And they're saying that Mohammed is a liar. And they're saying that Islam is from the devil and stuff like that. And somehow, the first thing that I thought of when I saw that scene, was the story of Abu jihad, how Abu Jihad would do the same thing, he would go out and scream and yell at prices seldom is a liar. And you really, you saw that these people when you look at them, and this is something that not only Muslim said, but non Muslim said this also, they said, These people look like fools. I mean, these people who are standing out here with the banner of Christ, and this and that, and saying, calling Muslims terrorists and extremists and
barbarians and stuff like that, in the end of the day, they really look like fools, because the Muslims didn't come out and start arguing, yelling back with them, the Muslims continuing with what they had to do. And they continued with the message that they had to to bring. That being said, the reality is, and this is something that we spoke about yesterday, in the Dallas session, if you were here, the reality is that people are really going to understand Islam by us, meaning they're not really in the end of the day, the reality is these groups that go out and you know, try to portray Islam in a negative light, in the end of the day, they're not really going to get a lot of converts,
they're not going to get a lot of people to follow them and say, you know, these yelling and screaming people make a lot of sense, forget what these Muslims have to say, That's not usually what's gonna happen. They have their people and they have their supporters and they're gonna continue doing what they're gonna do. mela guide them. But the real message of Islam is in a come from, from our actions, and who we are and what we do. And so when we go out in society, the reality is that we are going to be the dot and we are going to be, we are going to be the portrayal of Islam. So when we have our, our, our people going out and making Tao. And they tell people that
Islam is this and Islam is that Islam is a religion of mercy. And Islam is a religion, of you know, peace and contentment and all this kind of stuff. And that Islam came to take people out of the worship, have their own desires, and take people out of the worship of the Union, and return them to the worship of Allah is the agenda. and that in turn brings peace and contentment, that people are going to go back and look at the Muslims and see if that's true or not. Because that's the only thing I mean, most, most non Muslims don't really go out and extensively research Islam and stuff like that. And although there are a few that will go out and read the Quran and stuff like that, but
the average non Muslim is not going to go and pick up a Koran, it's not going to go pick up a book of Hadith, it's not going to go pick up a book of the Sierra, to see the amazing character of the press, they send them, they're going to look at your theater, they're gonna look at your lives and say, how is this person acting? And what type of Islam do they have? So this is why it's important for us as Muslims to go back to the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and see who you who he was and how and how he was some Allahu Allah who send them as Eliza just says, the HUD Canada computer suit and I swear to you, that in most certainly in the Messenger of Allah azza wa jal is a
perfect example for you. So when I mentioned I'm going to mention some of the stories and some of the things from the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam you notice that it's not for me to stand here and tell you some feel good stories. It's not for me to stand here and tell you and for you to say Subhanallah Mashallah. The process was so amazing. Yes, that's true. The process lm was amazing. Some Allahu Allah who said them, but the point is that we learn from the prophets of Allah who it was send them and then we take the character of the prophets of Allah who send them and we apply it in our lives and we applied in the society that we are living in
the Prophet sallallahu Sallam one of the amazing things about the parcels send them and the coming of the prophets I send them was that Allah azza wa jal gave us a living, breathing example of the infallible way. And that's something that is so amazing that we find Islam that not only did we have the prophets of send them actually they're teaching the companions and guiding the companions towards the best character and the best way of acting and the truth into heat and all this and all the morals of Islam. But what we have in the system is a living legacy. We see that the legacy of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is
preserved for us to learn from. And so we see that the message of Islam the message of the process send them is summarized in the Quran Allah azza wa jal says, Well, my son Naka, sanaka, in attending the enemy that we haven't sent, you mean, oh, Mohammed, except as a mercy for mankind, meaning the coming of the prophecy seldom is a mercy for all of us. And the scholars say that this Mercy is defined in two ways. Firstly, the mercy of the prophets of the love of God send them himself, meaning himself, the process of them was naturally disposed to be merciful. And if you look at the character of the Prophet sallallahu, I didn't send them he was one of the most merciful people to
live in, in the history of the world. And you see how the process send them dealt with people, you see that he had his own character and his own nnessee. And he was a very merciful person. Secondly, the coming of the prophets on the log where it sent them brought to us, the Shetty are brought to us the religion of Islam. And it is within this religion of Islam, that we see mercy for all of creation. And this is something that I talked about, I think, is yesterday or the day before, that the mercy of Islam and the ease of Islam may not be a physical ease, meaning physically we may be going through tough times and hard times. And it may be hard at times to practice Islam. But the
mercy of Islam is the peace and contentment that we find in our hearts, and also on the Day of Judgment, and our everlasting life in the Hereafter, when we will see the true mercy, that if we obeyed Allah azza wa jal, we follow the commandments of the city, and we were sincere, and we worship Allah azza wa jal, we will find that the mercy of Allah azza wa jal will be greater than anything, we can imagine that on the Day of Judgment Hamdulillah, we are protected.
Also, if you look at the mercy of the processor in them, and you look at how he was another, one of the amazing things about the process sanlam was that his character, somebody said to them, never changed, meaning if he was a merciful person, or if he was kind and gentle. That's how he was across the board. And this is something which I know is hard for us a lot of times to do. It's, it's it's easy for us to be merciful and kind and gentle and nice to people at certain times. So for if we're feeling good, and we're having a good day, you'll see, it's easier for us to be kind and gentle towards people. But if we've just had one of those days, one of those rough days, no, nothing seems
to be going right. And, you know, we've had a bad day at work. And you know, our spouses, it's been tough to deal with our spouse or children will see that that time will crack and will break. And this was not the character of the process. I send them. We see the the the narration of uninstalled the Allahu taala. And he said, I serve the party send them for 10 years. And I'm sure you've heard this before. He said, I served my system for 10 years. And not once in those 10 years of the process. Send them say to me of many not once did he show impatience with me Not once did he say to me, why did you do this? Or not? Once? Did he say to me? Why didn't you do this? Now, if we look at
this narration, it's absolutely amazing. And for those of you who are in positions of like manager, managers, or positions of leadership, or even if you're the head of a household, even if you have kids, or if you're in charge of anyone or anything in your life, you'll know that it's very difficult to never get upset that at some point, you're going to at least say
you're going to take a sigh, you're going to roll your eyes, and that's going to happen at least once. But that wasn't the character of the cinema. That was what was amazing about our system that not once unnecessarily Allah ends is not once that the prophets of the love of Allah send them say, why did you do this? And that's not even that big of a deal. Like if we were to say to one of our workers, if we were to question them, and say, Listen, why did you do this, they probably wouldn't even get offended at that. But even that the Prophet some Allahu Allah who sent them didn't do. And one of the companions, he said that since the day I accepted Islam,
every time I look at the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam, I would see him smiling. And you look at the tests and the trials that the prophets of love, I send them one through. And we know that the prophets are the most severely tested of mankind. If you look at the test and the trials he went through, and then you see this narration of this companion, saying, I believe Jedi run up dinero de la and he said, not once that I look at the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and I didn't see a smile on the face of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam that was the character of the settler. And if you look at how the system dealt with children, and I mentioned children, because a lot of times our
character can be good with those people who are on our level, meaning if we look up to someone or we see someone as our peer, or as our equal, it's, we're more likely to treat them in a in a better way are more likely to be kind of nice to them. But if we see someone as below us, see someone who is not at our level, we usually won't treat them in that the same manner. And so children is the best example of that. And if you this is one of the things that the
scholars say that if you want to look at the character of someone, if you want to know the true character of someone, look at them in their household, meaning outside outside your household, it's a lot easier to be nice and kind and gentle, and to, you know, treat people nicely. But the true test of a man's character is inside his household mean, how does he treat his wife? And how does he treat his children. And that's about a lot. If you look at the life of the person send them, they say that the person sending them never once in his life, raised his hand upon a child. Now remember, one of my classes that I took at the University of Medina is called Teddy Big slam in the teddy bear
that we're given an assignment how to give people an a proper upbringing, and we were setting the life of the prophets on the lung, I send them and we came across the topic of hitting or beating children. And my teacher, he was a, he's a column more of a better one, he had a big long beard. And, you know, he looked like he came straight out of the desert. And I was expecting, like a really traditional point of view on on kids and like beating kids and stuff like that, that, you know, if your kid gets out of line, you know, give him one, you know, put them and put them back in line. And my teachers have had a lot. And this is why you know, you should never judge a book by its cover. My
teachers had a lot he said, he said to me, he said, I do not believe it is permissible to beat a child out of anger, I do not believe it is permissible to beat a child to cause the child harm, meaning it is held on to do that. And some how to law, if you look at the seat of the party send them you see that never once did he hit a child. And this this thing that was my teacher said to pedal law makes a lot of sense. Because when a lot of times when parents hit their kids, usually it's out of anger. And usually it's to make the parent themselves feel better. Meaning it's not to actually cause a change in the child himself or herself. It's not to make the child change the
behavior. It's the fact that the child did something and the parent got angry, and they smacked the kid. Right. And that's it. And that is something that now you and I hold this opinion now that I do not believe it's permissible to hit a child number one out of anger, and number two to cause the child physical harm. Meaning if you know i, we know in the shipyards, it's okay to to strike a child that's striking has to be done in a way which it's more symbolic, meaning the child feels ashamed that the parent had to, you know, raises hand not to actually cause a child any physical pain, and not to be an outlet for the parents, for the parents anger. And this is why the process send them if
you look at how he dealt with kids had a lot under sort of the left that he said he tells us that the process said that he would take time out of his day to spend time with the children and undersell the love and he says that the price someone came up to my younger brother meaning the younger brother of us. And he said yeah, but oh man, my friend and he says oh man, which was the cornea of his younger brother. He's my friend and over and over was the pet bird of the brother of Anasazi a lot of time. And you look at how significant a pet bird is. And what does that mean to the leader of the oma? The one who's bringing the message of Islam? What does the Prophet sallallahu I
send them care about a pet bird. But the Prophet sallallahu Sallam took time out of his day to ask the child about his pet bird, something that he knew that the child would like. And a lot of times we dismiss children, children will come to us with things that they're interested in things that they like, but since we could care less, we'll be like, yeah, just Just leave me alone, come back later. Or let me teach you something. But on Friday, that's more important for you. And we forget that you've had a lot if this child is bringing you like a toy or something that may seem insignificant to you, that it is in acknowledging that toy or that that that small thing, it's in
acknowledging that is where the happiness of the child lies. And that was a character of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
The process send them was was one sitting in his household. And a man was visiting one of the one of the companions visiting the the process of them
and the hassle of the Allahu taala and walked into the room and the process and then pick them up and gave a hassle a kiss. And this man you know how to have the better ones are they're quite harsh. This man said to the police send them he said I have 10 children. And not once did I kiss any of my children and the profits on the love I send them as expression on his face changed. And he said Monday are now your home. This is the one who does not show mercy to others will not be shown mercy to meaning by Allah azza wa jal I mean this is not something to be proud of the fact that you haven't kissed your child. And this is not the character of the Prophet sallallahu sallam.
If you look at how the process settler dealt with the old and the weak, and the people who are maybe not the same status as others, you'll be truly amazed. Um, one of the incidents that is very famous as mentioned in the Seattle
Send them was the incident of the lady who had the old woman who would come clean the machines of the profits of the licen them. The person who sent them didn't see her in the machine for a few days. So he started asking the companions, where she was. And one of the companions, you know, not thinking much of it told him that, you know, she passed away and we prayed over her, we buried her. And the process of him got really upset. He said, Why didn't you inform me that something had happened to her? And he didn't. So I send them just say, Why didn't you inform me that she passed away? He said, Why didn't you inform me that she fell ill? Meaning the profits on the licen them,
cared about her and acknowledged her. And so if I set him, he got very angry, he walked out of the machine. And he went to he went to the graveyard and he prayed by himself. So what I sent him he preached a lot on janazah on this lady, and also the process seldom in his gatherings in his Sala, you know, I know we have a lot of Imams and stuff like that, in the in when the Prophet sallallahu Sallam would be leading salam, he gave special attention to those people who are not in the front row. And I know, sometimes he memes, they tend to pay attention to the strong men. And the strong guys in the first few rows. And this is probably, I can't like I said, I can't speak for the UK. But
this happens a lot in America, especially during Thoreau and stuff like that, where the Imam will be leading prayer. And there's like a couple rows of people, you know, who are praying all the 20 cars or cars or whatever, and a child starts screaming and talking or a child starts making noise. And then the person comes in the mic, brothers, please quiet down your children, sisters, make sure you take care of your children. Why have you brought them to the masjid? What are you doing? Take care, we are trying to pray. We're trying to have a spiritual experience over here. So have
a look at this another province on the line, they sell them. And we see the process, sell them were on purpose, shorten his prayer, and he instructed the Imams. He said if you are leading prayer, if you lead others in prayer, then try to make it short. Because in the congregation there is women and there's there's those who are old and there are those who there's young children. So make your prayers short. As the panel was very surprising spatola and always irks me how in Ramadan, and I don't like I said I'm speaking for America, so I can sit here and bad mouth America, I'm not speaking about the UK, a lot of times the the the the, the pollute in Oman is a good 45 minutes
long. And I swear by Allah, after about half an hour, my knees start shaking. So I can only imagine how somebody older or how children and stuff like that could stand for that long. And if you look at this, another person has said that he would not stand in awe for an hour or two hours long. That wasn't the sum of the parts. He would make his us concise, and and fruitful. And this is why the process of them himself. He said that when I intend if I have the intention and the first set of process and said, If I had the intention to make my prayer long, but during the prayer, I hear a child crying, I will cut my prayers short. Meaning he will stop his prayer where it was.
Now that's that's one side of the story. That's the good side.
What about how the Prophet sallallahu? I send them dealt with those people? Who are the enemies of Islam? What about how the prophet SAW the love man who said them dealt with some of the worst people. And as we know some of the worst people are the are the hypocrites, even worse than the than the than the enemies of Islam, or the non Muslims who have gotten attacked Islam is the hypocrites. And how do we deal with hypocrites and we see the son of the prophets of love I sent him it's very important to look at the sin of I send them and how he dealt with the hypocrites. We see that the prophets of the love, they send them dealt with the hypocrites on the apparent meaning if the
prophets of the love to send them didn't see one of the hypocrites do something wrong outright, he wouldn't hold them accountable for what they for, what their intentions are, what they're doing behind the scenes, and that I that I know, some handle on our times. A lot of times, we tend to judge people on their intention or our perceived intentions, will say I know this person has the wrong intention. So I'm going to cut him off. Meaning I know this person in his heart doesn't like me, or I know this person in his heart doesn't have good feelings towards me. So I'm not going to treat him nicely or kindly or I'm going to avoid this person. Meaning we're not even sure that this
person doesn't like us, we perceive that this person may have some ill feelings towards us. And we go around and we look at people and we think that this person is this and that person has died. And based off of that we make a ruling on this person. A lot of times you see this in the field of law, where people will perceive that a certain speaker has certain certain views or this or that and without any proof or evidence. They'll say yeah, this person he's a he's an innovator or is this or Is that right? This is very
Common in our times. But if you look at the time of the pacella, and these are people that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi, wasallam, knew they were hypocrites. The person that wasn't, wasn't a no, he was not unaware of the status of the hypocrites, he knew the hypocrites word. But since the hypocrites didn't do anything outright in the open, the press has had them did not hold them accountable. For those things, he only dealt with them with that which is the apparent
or one of the saddest days of the life of the prophets of Allah, you send them. When the Process Center was in five, he went to thought if to give the people of five, the message of Islam, he went to five, to invite the people to Islam, and this is when the press send them when Islam was in his weak stage. The price of sedum goes up by a very enthusiastically, hoping that the people of five will give some type of response. And the people have thought if ridicule the profits a lot I send them when he gets there. And they order their kids to run the Prophet sallallahu ala who was sending them out of the city by throwing rocks at the Prophet sallallahu Allah He was sending them. And you
have to imagine this is the profits of the Lord sending them the best of creation, the one who is bringing the message of salvation for all of mankind. And you see that how they treated the profits on the love and you send them to the point where the profits of the Lord send them in the books of seed I mentioned this to the point where there was blood pouring down the face of the the blessing face of the profits of the lover and he was saying, and this is one of the saddest days in the profits of the lottery sell them and you can imagine how he was feeling and jabril comes to the property sell them. And Julian says the price is seldom jasola I am the angel of the mountains. If
you order me, I can lift up the two mountains and crush the city. And the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says Leah debris. He says no debris leave them for perhaps from their progeny. There may be people who accept Islam Subhana Allah, the first set of sin from their progeny, perhaps there may be some who accept Islam. And if you go to Thai today, you see that the whole city is Muslim hamdulillah the whole you see the whole, the whole area has become Muslim. And this is how the Prophet sallallahu Sallam dealt with the enemies of Islam. One of the amazing things about the life of the prophets ally sell them was that the life of the process seldom was balanced. Meaning it wasn't the person
that um didn't just excel in his character towards one group of people and leave the other group of people and this is why the person said them. In a famous Hadith he said couldn't look Moroccan or couldn't look Masood on another ad. He said that all of you are shepherds. And all of you are responsible meaning or the Arabic word is misool and meaning you'll be questioned about you're responsible for your flock and vices send them in this hadith is speaking to the oma he's speaking to the general masses of people. He's not speaking to just the leaders or just the Imams, or just a person who's in a position of leadership. He's speaking to every single person he tells the oma he
says all of you are our shepherds, and all of you will be questioned about your flock. Meaning the way you dealt with every single person in your flock, every single person that you're in charge of you'll be questioned about that. And this is why you see the life of the Pisces send them in his own household Isola the love that she mentioned is that the process send them when he would come home. Meaning when he was done with the other responsibilities of the oma. When he would come home, he would divide his time into three separate parts. The first part I saw the lot that she says was for the worship of Allah azza wa jal, meaning you would take a third of his of his time and devoted to
Elijah to worship on LaserJet. And then she says a third of his time would go to his family, meaning spending time and taking care of his family, someone loves them. And then she says a third of the time the last third was for himself. And now we think of for himself or for yourself. And I know, you may think of like, let me take some time for myself. That means let me go hang out, go watch a soccer, so excuse me a football game. You know, go watch the television and stuff like that. That's not what I said on the left, I meant, she meant that when the prices of them took time for himself. That was the time when the B'Tselem gave time to the close companions, meaning he didn't take time
out of the time of his family, and say, I have to teach the companions, I have to I have to teach a bucket in mountain mountain and I have to teach them he would take his own time meaning that was known as his own personal time, and he would teach the close companions of the Allahu taala. And
the pastor said him, you know, speaking about community, the process, send them worked and strive in every single aspect, every single level of the community community and one of the best examples of that is the Battle of the trench.
This is a this is a famous battle in the history of Islam, where the process settled, and they came up with a plan to dig a trench around Medina. And if you look at this, you know, I lived in the city of the process that I lived in Medina for about seven years. And if you look at the area where they had to build a trench, it's it's absolutely amazing how large of an area that is, and how short of a period how short of a time they actually had to do that. And so most of us will be very skeptical. We were back in the telco send them that could that that could even be accomplished. But the companions, they did that, and he looked at the process, and then he himself was in the trenches, he
was in the trench digging, and working with the companions that are the Allah.
And some of the narration, they say it took about 17 days in some narrations mentioned up to 24 days, where the process silom was in the trench, working with the companions or the alumni. And I asked you in our in our, in our time in our day and age, which head of state is out there in the trench digging and building the community with the people, which head of state is giving up his own food, like the people are giving up their food, because as the companions or the lump that were hungry, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was hungry, as the companions of the love that were tired, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was tired, as the companions worked, the Prophet sallallahu
alayhi wa sallam worked. And this is why you see that when the prophets I send them came, it wasn't just a couple people that benefited, you see that everyone benefited, that with the coming of the process, send them with the coming of the message of Islam, you see that? It was a mercy for mankind, as Allah told us that every level of society benefited. And this is why I say to you today, that the coming of the party send them is a mercy for the people of the UK. But that is upon your shoulders, meaning you as Muslims living in the UK, that is upon your shoulders to carry on the message of the profits of the long run you send them. And if you look at the last sermon of the
press has handed them the final sermon, the final message that the process send them delivers to mankind. What is the theme of this sermon? You see that the theme of this of the sermon is a couple of things. Number one, the worship of Allah azza wa jal to hate. Number two, the rights of mankind, the rights of others, and the rights of your community, and how to build and establish a community. And after mentioning all this, the profits on the low as you send them says to the people, all people do bear witness that I have, I have delivered the message to you and the people in a crowd of people they were and they say Allahumma naam Oh, by Allah Yes, you have delivered the message. And
then the prophets of Allah who and who send them raises his finger towards the sky, and he says, Oh Allah, I bear witness that I have. I've delivered the message that you have given me to the to deliver.
I leave you with with one final thing that I came across in my studies in Medina, my specialty, one of the things that I said in Medina, I study [???]tier. So under the topic of [???]ty I always study fifth and those are some of our main subjects. Under the topic of assorted There's a famous Imam known as the Imam Khomeini amendment. Duany Rahim, Allah Allah, he had a very strange opinion or something that seemed very strange to me at that time, he held the opinion that felt key fire or a communal obligation. For those of you who don't know what K phi is for K phi is those things in Islam that as long as some people from the community do, the responsibility falls on the rest. And
one of the examples of that is the mini as long as there's someone in the community doing the other than the the the responsibility is taken away from everyone else. But if no one does it, then everyone in the community is sinful. So that is fun. Okay, fire, the amount of data he viewed felt key via the the communal obligations as being more important than the food there is the father and the individual obligation. So for example, our five daily prayers is an individual obligation me meaning we individually are responsible for praying that five daily prayers, no one can pray on our behalf. So when I came across this kind of law, I was very surprised. It seemed like a very strange
opinion that he said that the phone Keifa the communal obligation holds more of a status and is more important than default I. But then I looked at what the scholars had to say about this opinion of amendment joining him Allah to Allah. And you see that the reason why the Imam held his opinion, is because the Imam viewed that when you do something which is felt to fire a communal obligation, meaning when you fulfill your obligations to the community, you're not only benefiting yourself, but you're benefiting the whole community, and you're included in that. So therefore,
You're benefiting a larger number of people, not just yourself. One of the other reasons why the amount how that opinion is that the man said that just because we do our individual obligations, we should not be deluded into thinking that we have done enough meaning just because we pray Our five daily prayers and we give sadaqa and we make hij and we fast that we have done enough that that is not enough. Meaning us as Muslims, we are a Gemma we are known as the Sunnah to Gemma, we are known as the people of Sunnah the sin the people who stick to the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallaahu I send them well Gemma and the people of the Gema the people who are in a Gemma are in the congregation,
meaning as a community we stick we stick to the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa send them and the companions that is who we are, that is who defines us, meaning our communal obligation is indeed very, very important. Imam Shafi Rahim Allah to Allah. He said in the famous statement, he said, knowledge
is not that which is memorized. Knowledge is that which we benefit from meaning our Islam is not just things that we learn and things we do for ourselves, but Islam has to do with how much we benefit ourselves and how much we benefit those around us. Loma Linda mine found one finally Valentina was in Yoruba army or solo or send them to Mohammed or other early he will be at moraine Allahu taala, Allah Subhana Allah Mohammed cashola
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