Channel: Sajid Ahmed Umar
This lecture is part of the lecture series titled ‘The Hajj – A Message for Mankind’ at Fanar Qatar.
Sheikh Sajid Extracts lessons and advices from the many advices that was shared by our Prophet Muhammad (saw) in his Farewell Sermon on the plains of Arafah.
Part 4 of the Lessons from the Farewell Sermon, deals with the importance of social equity and equality and that we are one Ummah and the message that Islam came to unite people regardless of their skin color, language or ethnicity group. Brotherhood and its implementation is important in Islam.
The second lesson on servants of Allah is the lesson of social equality, and brotherhood and sisterhood. This was manifest in the sermon, because of a sort of loss of Allahu alayhi wa sallam said, there is no superiority of an Arab over an Arab and for an Arab over an error, or for the white over the black or for the black over the white, except in taqwa and God consciousness, Allahu Allahu Akbar. And this is a reality. This is a reality, and something we must remember. Because today, whether we like it or not, this tribalism, and racism exists to a certain degree in our life will not protect us. It's always good to deny it.
But that doesn't hide the reality. That doesn't hide the reality. The reality is that it exists. And brothers and sisters, Islam came to abolish this because the Arabs were tribalistic. And Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed
in the fall of
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Lita out of our law says we created you
from one male and one female. And we made you into different tribes and ethnic backgrounds. Why? So that you can recognize each other? recognize each other? Imagine if everyone looked the same, they had the same eye color, the same eye shape, the same face shape, the same nose shape, the same color? When you look at somebody you will say oh, I'm looking at myself. It's boring. It's boring, isn't it? Sometimes we go to or we eat, especially the students. If you had University and they serve the same meal every day, what happens? See that we need change. It's getting monotonous here. We need some change. Right? multi choice, right? We want to have options to choose from. Right?
Right. So imagine if every one looked the same.
It will be boring getting married would be so easy wouldn't be a journey. Because there's nothing it's not a journey anymore. All the females look the same. Choosing This one is like choosing that one How boring would life be? So I must have Hannah who has the LSAT Lita out of who so that you can recognize each other when Allah revealed the yardstick which you and I should use to differentiate between ourselves and Allah said in a Croma Kumar in the way that the most honorable of you with a loss of Hannah who are to Allah is the one who has the highest level of taqwa and God consciousness, the one who has erected the strongest barrier between them, and the punishment of Allah subhanho wa
Taala. This is the yardstick of servants of Allah and oh Children of Adam. And you know what, you know what? Allah didn't give any one of us a cup one meter, that we can look at and see and judge one another, we will only know this on the day of piano. So who are we today to be critical of one another, in terms of
ethnicity, in terms of country, in terms of language, in terms of educational background, who are we to, to dis unite ourselves based on these
petty values, when Allah subhanho wa Taala has set the height of our values and that is step one, only on the day of PMO we will know when we are brought to task and account in front of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And it is only then that we will know who is better than the next.
How many times brothers and sisters have we had a parent tell their child
that if you marry this girl,
or if you marry this boy,
then never ever come to my grave?
The strongest of words? Why this person, dear parent, is of high Islamic character. Why would you say such a statement? And you get told that no, because this will be a disgrace to our family.
a disgrace to our family. Because these people in terms of our tribe are considered the sweepers a lot of the stack along the standard. right this is what the youth review based on what they hear from their parents with loss of Hannah who has an appetite. Yes, it's one thing to discourage your child from marrying a person because of real values like true in compatibility or lack of
of religiosity but it's another thing when they have religion and we shift aside the instruction of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam and become an obstacle in their path towards completing a Sunnah because of racism we also had who Allah protect us. So the final 707 of Allah dedicated itself to the abolishment of racism and judging one another based on their ethnicity and tribal background. We are servants of Allah, I want oma and together upon the greatest bond and link and that is the link and bond of Islam. Again, may Allah subhanahu attallah grant us the understanding. I mean,