Ramadan 2019 – EP09 – Everyone’s Blood Is Red, Taqwa Is The Yardstick

Sajid Ahmed Umar

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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Bismillah salat wa salam ala rasulillah who Allah Allah He was a happy woman wala Welcome everyone to Ramadan reminders episode number nine yesterday we spoke about helping Allah subhanho wa Taala to get Allah subhanho wa Taala as help and what that actually means, and Allah subhanho wa Taala in Surah room in Ayah number 47 he says what can happen to Elena nostru meaning, Allah says it's wajib upon Allah Allah has made it upon himself to help and support the believers May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us diligent with our religion, so that we fall under the reality of the ayah Allah Yang surana la Mian sort of that Indeed Allah subhanho wa Taala will

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help those who help him I mean, Europe as I mean, in today's episode, I take you to Surah 200 number 13. And the surah is really a surah about other about manners, about morals, about etiquettes about growing,

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cohesion and cohesiveness, between committed community members and

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community development

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as a whole, Allah subhanho wa Taala in this particular surah he says in ayah, number 13 in a Croma Kumar in the law here at koco. And the meaning of which is that let's take the meaning first, Allah subhanho wa Taala says indeed the most honorable of you of Allah subhanho wa Taala are those with the greatest levels of taqwa. And again, I remind myself and everyone listening that we are in the month of taqwa. And Allah says, perhaps you may achieve taqwa from this month of fasting May Allah make us from the cocoon I mean,

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this ayah in a Croma komenda la he kakum or this part of the ayah

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comes at the end of

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a statement of Allah subhanho wa Taala in which he says, Yeah, you are ness, all mankind in the Hakuna comienza current ones that we've created, you mean that are from a male and a female? Ruben wakaba. And then we've we spread you into into shroob into makabe into tribes, Lita out of right we've made you differently and placed into different groups and different tribes, why Lita out of Lita out of Allah tells us why Allah says so that you can recognize each other and you can be recognizable to each other, not so that you can differentiate, differentiate between each other in an oppressive way based on color, based on lineage based on tongue, and so on and so forth. No,

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Allah didn't place us in different groups and tribes so that we can,

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you know, we can treat each other differently based on our backgrounds rather Allah subhanho wa Taala. He says that he only did this so that we can recognize each other and then he says after that subhanho wa Taala. The if that is the portion of the discussion for today's episode in Accra comment, Allahu Akbar, calm indeed, if you want to differentiate between people then the yardstick for doing that is taqwa. And no one has a taco meter on them. So nobody really knows who has more tacos than the other that will only become manifest on the day of the AMA, so do not differentiate between each other based on other factors. At the end of the day, everyone's blood is the same

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color. And the yardstick for not for for understanding greatness is taqwa. So focused on taqwa don't focus on anyone's lineage, anyone's origins, anyone's, you know, forefathers, and they, their natures, and so on and so forth. So brothers and sisters in Islam, when Islam came, this man came to a people that were big on all of these,

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you know,

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yardsticks that I've just described, you know, differentiating between people based on lineage and based on color, and so on and so forth. The whiter you were, the more privileged you were. And the richer you are, the more privileged you were. And you know, the the nature of your lineage decided the respect you deserved, and so on and so forth. This was the norm then came Islam, and it abolished all of the system came and

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took a slave. For example, Bilal, even the robber hobby Allah one took him and raised him, allowed him to sit with the other Muslims who are lighter than him and brighter than him and

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enjoyed a more noblest, a more noble status in society. And obviously, if you read through the books of history, you see the courage astonished about this, this fact that so Han Allah, what is Mohammed doing, right Mohammed is elevating people like this to his gatherings. In fact, if you look in sort of gaff and other places in the Quran, Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us about a few times in the

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Courage decided that Okay, we'll give the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam time to speak to us, but unconditioned on the condition that when we go and sit with him and when the sitting happens, we don't want to see people like beta. And he's like, in the same gathering, because this is, this is not befitting for befitting for the Quraysh, to be sitting down with, in the same gathering with slave boys, in fact, when he did what he did to get free, and he answered the call of hint, the wife of Abu sufian when she wanted revenge on the killer of her father, and that was Hamza. And she promised washy that if you kill him and

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and and disfigure him, right after killing him, you disfigure him as well, I will set you free. So she set him free. And some of the sources say that why she actually then went to this narrow network has got the place where, you know, the core issues together. And he thought, Well, now I'm an equal, because I'm free. And he went and sat. And he was rebuked and scolded, and people said, What do you want over here?

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Alright, doesn't mean you free that you have privileged to sit here, you know, if you free go and look after some camels, and we'll pay you this kind of attitude was was was prevalent amongst the courageous and came to change this, and why she also came to realize that Subhanallah this, there's this there's a reality in Islam is what caused the land. The land was a fellow, a Brazilian of African descent, who was a slave who followed Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam made him start thinking about the reality of Islam that Subhana Allah, Islam is the only system that doesn't differentiate between people based on the color of their skin, based on the financial standing or

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the material well being. Right, based on the lineage of the customs and cultures and so on and so forth. And this was at the beginning of Islam. We have evidence of this reality throughout Islam, even at the end of Islam, when Mecca was now open in the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam.

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Once the event to be made, who goes high on top of the cabinet to do the event? Hillel, probably Allah why this person who the Quran only knew as the black slave, he is quoting the event, and then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam enters the Kaaba SubhanAllah. Who do you think is entering the Kaaba with him? We would say Abu Bakar and Rama and Krishna and Allie Ravi Allah, no rain, no Assam ibans eat subhana wa sallam, right? This this is young

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boy of African descent. He's entering the Kaaba with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. It's not that this was planned, but this was natural. Right? And yes, it was a shock to the system of of the Quran watching on. But it was a reality check for them that this is the reality of Islam, and Islam is here and Mkhize has been opened, and now it's a Muslim city. And now we need to add here, we need to recalibrate ourselves, right? We got to recalibrate and get off that which our forefathers were upon. And and come on to that which Allah which you know, which Allah subhanho wa Taala has mandated when he created the fitrah A recalibration is required. So this is the lesson for

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today and the ayah. For today, in a Chroma come in the light at koco. Brothers and sisters in Islam, we're running out of time, but very quickly, one of the most, you know, manifest applications of this particular idea is in marriage related discussions, especially with globalization and many people having settled outside of the homelands in Muslim minorities in foreign countries. And now, you know, generations that, you know, their children were born and bred in these lands and they don't sort of have

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you know, the cultural attachment that perhaps the parents had. And then they come with a suggestion that look, this is a fellow family and they have a daughter, this is a fellow family and they have a son. And honestly, you hear I've heard it, I've heard it. I've been in discussions trying to help the youth sitting down with their parents. I've heard this from them as well. Will they actually say that? No, we can't say why can't you know because in our culture, these people are considered low, the

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villa La ilaha illAllah Muslim speaking like this, this is from this is from the quantities of jelenia How did you Hillier last 1400 years when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam came in abolished it and you're a Muslim with the Muslim name and your child you taught your child La ilaha illa Allah, Muhammad Rasul Allah, we've run out of time, but inshallah this example suffices, and it's food for thought. Allah subhanho wa Taala. Forgive our past and Allah subhanho wa Taala correct our affairs. I mean, you're an admin until next time, brothers and sisters in Islam, Salaam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.