Ramadan Reminders 2019 – Episode 02 – A Goodly Word

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Sajid Ahmed Umar

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Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh May Allah subhanho wa Taala accept from us My dearest brothers and sisters in Islam. I mean, for those who started fasting today I pray that you had an amazing amazing, phenomenal fast and with this I welcome you all to Episode Two of our Ramadan reminders since we basing these episodes on the evenings of Ramadan. This is our second evening of Ramadan May Allah subhanho wa Taala accept what has passed and bless what remains. I mean, in yesterday's episode we discussed a relationship from the hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of relationships between Surat Al Baqarah and Surah Al Fatiha and from that discussion we can deduce a

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tagline for sudo to Bukhara and that is that they should be never they should never ever be knowledge void of action they should never ever be knowledge void of action because as we said, when we say in Surah Fatiha Lee him We seek refuge in Allah from being

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part and parcel of the group that allows anger fell upon, we referring to the Jews, those who have knowledge, but the knowledge was void of action. And we spoke about so to Bukhara being this surah that explains it in a Serato Mr. Team what it means to be on the right path when we make dua to Allah and ask Allah to place us on the right path. And thus we find sudo to Bukhara Subhana Allah being a mighty mighty surah fooled with instruction filled with prohibitions. It has many stories, it has many examples and parallels and parables of Han Allah. It's an amazing, amazing surah such that it took in armor or other armor robiola one in a narration it says that he it took him 12 years

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to complete his study of sudo to Docker. And when he did so he slaughtered a camel and fed the people as a show of gratitude to Allah subhanho wa Taala for what Allah subhanho wa Taala blessed him was to be able to have completed this study of sudo Baccarat, Subhana Allah that is so mighty and massive expand 12 years in fact,

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if we look in the sooner we see that it was also the way of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to place those who had knowledge of salted Baqarah in front of others in terms of leadership in terms of leading the prayer, even if they were younger, in age. Now, we should take note here we're not talking about just memorizing the surah. We're talking about understanding the surah because no doubt a person who understands and implements and this person is most deserving because naturally they will be closer to taqwa. And as we said in yesterday's episode, taqwa is about doing the do's and staying away from the don'ts. So if you have knowledge of what to do and what not to

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do, and you are blessed by Allah to put that knowledge into action, as is the tagline of surah two Baqarah then no doubt you are most deserving of being given precedence in front of others, even though you are younger, in age. Now when we look in sort of Bukhara we see Allah subhanho wa Taala telling us what ulin se hoshina or kulu Lin se Hasina and this is a point of reference that I want to use for our lesson today. And this is in ayah, number 83 of surah, two bokaro Allah commands

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us to say a goodly word to speak a goodly word to speak to people in a nice way. Now obviously, when we look at the context of the ayah, we see that the ayah is an instruction to

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Israel, Allah subhanho wa Taala instructs them capulin se herson the scholars say Jared VCF, Bani Israel.

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It was part of the

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set of instructions that Allah subhanho wa Taala gave to the followers of Moosa. But as we know, you've heard me say to you before, that the Quran is timeless in terms of its instructions in terms of its meanings by default, unless we have evidence to say that it's that a lesson for example, is restricted to a particular point in time. So if the Quran is timeless, it means the instruction is timeless as well, which means the instruction applies to us as well. Allah subhanho wa Taala commands us towards saying a goodly word. Now we have this in sort of tobacker we have it in sort of Baccarat. Remember, for those who followed a past lectures of mine related to the surah, you would

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remember that we said that sort of Baqarah is a meta inniscarra meaning it began to be relieved after the migration of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam to Medina, and some scholars say that it took five to six years to be revealed Subhanallah that's how massive the surah is. And

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if that is the case, then we have as an instruction in the Medina period of the hatred of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam a command towards a goodly word and remember, after the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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them arrived in Medina, then the Quran that was revealed, in a large way was dedicated towards the establishment of the Muslim country and harmony amongst its inhabitants and security and social welfare and justice and so on and so forth. All these mighty massive values were were being sent down for the sake of implementation and establishing Allah subhanho wa Taala as rule on earth, and here we have what ulin se Krishna, but this is not only specific to the portion of our Islamic history after the hegira we also have an instruction from Allah subhanho wa Taala in a monkey in a monkey sutra, meaning a sutra before he Jara before migration to Medina, where Allah subhanho wa

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Taala says, what could be baddie yaku? Let he said, Allah subhanho wa Taala says and sudo is Ross and say to my worshipers, that they should say a goodly word. Remember brothers and sisters to learn transformers and throughout our last Ramadan reminders, we I always highlighted wherever possible the importance of action, action action, we should be action oriented people we should learn knowledge for the sake of gathering data rather we should process that data and and convert it into knowledge and knowledge really is is data that is implemented we need to take action points, and today's lesson is about looking after our speech and looking after the way we address other people.

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What we say how we say Allah subhanho wa Taala commands us in the Quran to say a goodly word, right, Allah subhanho wa Taala in many parts of the Quran repeats this instruction. And it's not a repetitive repetitiveness that is negative. It's a repetition that complements previous instruction. So for example, Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us with regards to our parents while at and her Houma wakulla Houma colon Karima Allah commands us to speak to our parents with ay ay ay ay, ay, ay ay noble, a noble speech, some kind of law. Then Allah subhanho wa Jalla says, Well, I must say in a family attend her as for the one who comes to ask you for help Latin harmony, don't turn them away

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in a rough way, in a way that is, is that opposes the concept of saying a goodly word. Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us in certain way either hapa homall, je Luna corlew Salama, that when the ignorant ones address the Muslims and the people of knowledge, they do not respond to them on a like for like basis, they they do not respond to the ignorance with ignorance, rather, they respond to the ignorance with that which is my roof with that which is beloved to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Brothers and sisters in Islam, we need to revise ourselves and Ramadan is a month of revision. It's it's a, it's a I've spoken to you about cave days. While these are cave days. These are moments of

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reflection, as the body uses its energies to heal, because it's not busy digesting food, then also, we should use the energies that the body has, as we stay away from food and drink and other matters to also heal our spirituality, our manners, our morals, our ethics, we should sit down and think that during the past year, who did I speak to in a way that wasn't befitting? Why did I do that? What was the circumstances? How could I have said things better? How can I avoid this happening again in the future? This is part of the fast brothers and sisters in Islam. This is what it is. This is taking yourself to account for the sake of bettering yourself seeking the pleasure of Allah

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subhanho wa Taala right. And that's what Allah Subhan the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in a hadith that whoever doesn't leave out zufall speech that Allah subhanho wa Taala is not in need of his or her first of all, because fasting is not just about being hungry. It's about spiritually growing and transforming. I leave you with these words and I love you all for the sake of Allah until our next episode. amico side had Ahmed sallallahu wasallam about a cannon abena Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi Marine salaamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh