Moments with the Qur’an #29

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Sajid Ahmed Umar

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Here we discuss what it means when we say the Messenger (PBUH) is the best example for us, and Different actions of the Messenger (SAW) and their implications upon us.

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Assalamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh My dear brothers and sisters in Islam welcome to episode number 29 moments with the Quran today's moment comes from solitude.

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And in particular we Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah says lcada can Allah comfy rasulillah he also has an ad to Lehman, Ghana yo Buju la Hello, Leo.

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Well, Leo male hero avec la hi Kathy, ah, Allah subhanho wa Taala. In this particular Ayah he says, indeed, in the Messenger of Allah subhanho wa Taala is a perfect example, a perfect example for who for the believers for those who

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desire that he would have Allah subhanho wa Taala for those who revere Allah subhanho wa Taala for those who fear the judgment day and they remember Allah subhanho wa Taala in abundance for these people, meaning for the believers, and these are the qualities of the believers that they reveal Allah subhanho wa Taala they fear the Day of Judgment, they have good hoping that the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala. For these people, the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is indeed the best example the brothers and sisters in Islam. In previous episodes we've highlighted that when we say la ilaha illa Allah then we basically declaring that there's no one worthy of worship besides one

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Allah subhanho wa Taala and everything about our existence on earth is for his sake alone. So if our life is for his sake alone, the no doubt we need to live on Earth, how Allah subhanho wa Taala wants us to live on Earth, not how we want to live on earth because if you are a servant of Allah, then this means you're not a servant of your desire, or a servant of your culture, or a servant of identity and so on and so forth. You're a servant of Allah, which means now you need to comply, right based on how Allah subhanho wa Taala requires you to comply and requires you to live on Earth. How do we know this? We know this from the second part of our testimony of faith after La ilaha illa

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Allah we say Muhammad Rasul Allah Subhana Allah, right so we say Allah, I declare you the only one worthy of worship and Allah I will only worship you I will only live I will only breathe I will only act based on when I say breathe. I mean, my actions I will only speak and I will only act based on the mandates and guidance you have taught us through Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and that is why as a as a rule of thumb in Islam, on Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came his way abrogated the way of the previous messages that were different to his way, Allah subhanho wa Taala permitted something during their time, but now when Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came, it

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was forbidden his way is the binding way it abrogates all previous ways, the ways of the ways and practices of other prophets. So here's Hannah law, we see Allah subhanho wa Taala. Through telling us a reality of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And you know that he is the best patent The best example for the believers. He Allah subhanho wa Taala is telling us this, and in the testimony on faith, we declare our belief in what Allah subhanho wa Taala is telling us in order to accept in the Quran, and we also declare that we are ready to only live our lives upon the way of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam but before we do anything, or before we say anything, we ask

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that you know, what is the teachings of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with regards to this? Did he teach us that saying this or doing this his beloved to Allah? If he did, I will do it if you didn't, I will leave it. This is what Islam isn't submitting to the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala because Islam is Islam submitting to the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala in the moment that you are in, and how do you know what Allah wants from you in that moment by looking into the surrender so if you want to be a husband, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is an example for you in terms of how to be a husband upon the way that Allah subhanho wa Taala wants you to be a

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husband or partner. If you want to be a wife, you need to take guidance from the sooner you want to be an effective child, a child that pleases Allah, you have to take guidance from the sooner you want to be an employee, an employer or community member, a grande son, a grandchild, a grandparent, a relative, whatever your role is, right? Whichever roles Allah subhanho wa Taala has has given you or roles that you have assumed, whatever the role is, you need to ask yourself, what is the teachings of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in terms of my speech and action within this role, I've assumed this role and it's for the sake of Allah, I need to be in this role upon the

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mandate of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam because Allah taught him how I should be in this role. So now I need to look at what he sallallahu alayhi wasallam said, Now, there's gonna have a discussion about the practices of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the divided into three categories they have. The first category is his practices which are worship, it's the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala, then no doubt this is suddenly

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And then he's an example for us in, in this matter, and we should follow this way it's a matter of the religion and he did it to teach us to do it and we must do it. But then he has other practices which are known as adapt norms, meaning it wasn't something specific to him or the Muslims, it was something that the non Muslims did. And the Muslims did, for example, the dress that they wore the head calf covering that they had, and so on and so forth. This was something that Abuja Hall did, and the Muslims did, right the kuffaar did the disbelievers did, and the Muslims It was a circus it was circumstantial to the norms of the people, right? And so when it comes to this, the scholars say

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that these are norms these are norms, we don't call these should not like in the first category, right? whereby when we talk about the student of the prophets, Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in terms of his actions of worship, right, these are things that we must do and we rewarded for doing it, as for norms, these are the these are norms, right? So, the way the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam dressed for example, if it was not something specific to the Muslims, and these are this was a norm of his of his society. However, from these norms, from these actions, his actions that are from norms, we have things that did become worship, for example, from the norms of the of the

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disbelievers was that they would fold the lower garments. And this was a sign of seriousness, right? And they were praised for it. I mean, today, I don't know, maybe in the English language, we have, you know, we're gonna fold up our sleeves and we get ready for some hard work, we say, holy, you know, he's holding up his sleeves, he's getting ready to work hard. So back then it was a norm, that they would fold up the lower garments. And this was a sign of seriousness and hard work and so on and so forth. But this became it. I mean, this transferred from the category of things that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, did, as a norm of the norms of his people, to the thing which

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the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam did as an act of worship, it was a it was an It was a practice of his which was an act of worship.

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For example, I mean, what would be an example here,

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this example that we speaking about folding up the local government, right, because it was a norm, but then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi, wasallam said, Whatever is beneath the ankles will be in the fire. So Pamela, so now this became this transferred from this category to the first category, we say, No, keeping your your lower government above your ankles, is from worship is from the practice of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that are part and parcel of the religion, not part and parcel of the norms of his people. So the first category is that what you did, which is part and parcel of religion, the second category is that what you did some Allahu alayhi wa sallam which was

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part and parcel of the lungs of his people, it wasn't specific to the Muslims. Then the third category is that which Allah subhanho wa Taala created him upon this is known as alsof LGB, Leah human nature, you know, how some people walk, and so on and so forth. We You know, this is from human nature, right? So, for example, do we say that it's from the religion to try and walk away the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam walked? Or do we say that it was his It was his nature to walk in this way? Right? So no doubt.

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No one can say walking this way is wrong, in the least we can say that. But do we tell people that everyone now should try and walk this way? No, we don't say that, because we didn't even see the Sahaba of the Allahu anhu, as you might in trying to imitate the the the natural human nature of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Rather, in fact, when we when we when we look into the statements of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, we see them telling us with intent, that was the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did, which was which was from the religion from the first category, a norm that was attached to worship, but with regards to the, you know, the, the actions

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that were or sorry, the actions that were attached to worship, but with regards to the second category actions, which were attached to norms, and the third category actions, which were part and parcel of human nature, we don't see them telling us this, there'll be a level drain with intent, rather than tell us in passing, as it's called and say, yes, Karuna, who are often they mentioned it in passing, because it's, we want to know everything about our messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam. But there is a benefit from it. And that benefit is in the least if someone walked in the way that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam walked in and somebody else came and said, that you know

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what don't work like this is not it's not right. We say no. How can you say start right when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam walk like this, and if it wasn't right, Allah subhanho wa Taala, Allah would have not created it upon this nature where he would walk sallallahu alayhi wasallam in this way. In any case, this is a discussion from today's moment from Surah to his app, it has gone over our normal time of five to six minutes. However, it's an important lesson moving forward brothers and sisters in Islam. Let us try and analyze ourselves and ask ourselves what is the guidance of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in all the roles that I have, because he is the

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best example for me. As for Allah subhanho wa Taala His revelation in Surah to me almost panoramico story truly upon the sooner and faraway from data and innovation. I mean, Europa lemon until next time, salaam Allah here aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.