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 the Farewell Sermon on the plains of Arafah.
Part 7 of the Lessons from the Farewell Sermon deals with the rights of Women in Islam and how one should honour and preserve and respect the rank that Allah has afforded to the women of this Ummah. Sheikh Sajid terms the mothers of the Ummah as ‘Trim Tabbers’. Find out why in this part 7 of the talk.
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And then we have lesson number four or five. Five. Mashallah, lesson number five Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught us here, the importance of honoring the rights of females. And you heard that in a lengthy paragraph in this particular sermon, because Rasulullah salallahu alayhi wasallam commanded us towards being kind to them. He commanded us towards looking after their rights, and teaching us that they also have rights. Because before Islam, she was a commodity. Before Islam, she was divorced as many times as is humanly possible. Before Islam, she was traded in inheritance before Islam, she was buried alive. Before Islam, she was usurped of her rights and her
That's what her situation was before Islam. So Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam reminds these people, and us all to be kind to our wives. And as is found in the Sahih, Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam says, also brindisa if you are being advised to be good to your fur in the hula polyphenylene Villa, for they have been created from Europe, right? Europe, Arab, right. And
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For those who have been deciding, thus, you are being advised towards being good to your wife. So
now some men who don't respect the character of Islam, they use this against the females. They say, Well, you know, it's Allah, you are who you are you bent
back. This is not what Islam is saying, at all. This is not from the character of Islam. This is not what Islam is like Islam is saying that she is beautiful, because she has been created this way. Just like the healer is beautiful. When it's curved, it's not a defect in the healer. In the moon, when we see the with the moon at the beginning of the month, nobody says but the moon is defective. It's it has a problem with it. It's curved. No, we say it's beautiful. That it's like this. And if it ever appears to us straight, we will become worried. And we will say what happened to the healer, because it's supposed to be curved. And this is the same with our females are servants of Allah, and
oh Children of Adam. It's from their beauty that Allah has created them this way.
And if you cannot manage yourself with regards to them, then it's not them who are weak, but it's your weakness
that Islam is teaching us Don't be oppressive. And because of that you have females. And this is manifest in this sermon of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Islam came and honored. The females. And again, irrespective of media perception, and what they're trying to do today, you know, that today the media is trying to define for us, define for us, what is extreme and what is not extreme? what is right and what is not. Right. Right. So this is what they're trying to do. And as we've always said, Hold on to your values, hold on to your values, that which is right and will always be right is that which is substantiated by established evidence, your perception of people
that today a group of people come of influence and they say this is right, so it's right. Then they leave and other government comes or another group of people come of influence and they say you know what, that wasn't right now. This is right. So now you have to change your perception and say this is right. And if you don't agree with them, then you are extremely alarmist and then tomorrow, another group come in and say no, that what the first group said was right. So now you have to follow that. Okay, hold on a second here. Just now when I was following what the first group said that was extreme, and now you're telling me I was okay. They say Yes, you are. Okay. Now it's
extreme not to follow what the first group said. And it's a never ending.
series of confusion of confusion, and Islam came and established laws through established evidence.
So Islam came and made our females a daughter and made her
Wife, and made her a mother and made her a sister Allahu Akbar, and granted her a deserving share of the inheritance. And the estate that is left behind by the disease. And granted and stipulated for her protectors and guardians, just as everything that you and I know, which is precious and special has guardians and protectors.
That's what Islam did for her. And that's it in a nutshell. Right? Who today hangs their bank balance outside the window screen, or the windshield of the vehicle?
publicly announce it. Who does that? Who hands it around their neck and walks everywhere as a daily practice with their bank balance?
Or their bank balance? Hanging across their necks? Who does that? Nobody because it's precious to us. We keep it hidden. We have to protect it. Right? We keep it hidden. We have to protect it. Right? Even the females when they go home, and they have the gold set, which their husband gave them when they got married, it was the gift? What do they do with it? Leave it lying around? Or does it go into a proper box? And that box is placed into unclean? safe, right? And when we travel, we take our gold and go to somebody's house who's not traveling if they keep this for us? Right? Right? Because God forbid Allah protect you for breaking does happen. This box must be safe, right? Because
he's precious. Right? So we placed precious things in a box under protection. So in the same way a female is precious. So Islam came and gave her a guardian and gave her a protector and said she must never have to fend for herself. Rather, she's a sister. So her brother will look after her. And she's a wife. So her husband will look after her. And she's a mother. So her children will look after her. And she's a daughter. So her father will look after her. And in the absence of all these four entities, the Islamic State will look after, she's honorable. She shouldn't have to do anything that chipped away, her honor and preciousness that Allah Subhana who Allah has given her with the
advent of Islam. This is it oh servants of Allah. So we need to live with the correct paradigm today. As I said, the media is trying to streamline us off these precious values that Islam has given Islam said cover why because you precious Islam said,
be a pillar of positive influence in society. But don't forget that you're a mother. Don't forget that. Right? Today, society is trying to change that today. You can't even tell somebody that they're a housewife, you might get a slap, or the frying pan might come flying out the kitchen. Right? If you say you're a housewife, because that's derogatory. That's derogatory. The name has been given or has been stepped on so much, that yesterday, it was fine. If we were called the housewife today. No, you can't do that. You know, you can't you know, when when a person gets born, you have a birth certificate and the right the profession of the mother and the father. Right? So
when, when the mother's asked, What's your profession? She's a housewife. She's not happy to write housewife anymore. Right? Because the name carries baggage, as they say nowadays, when in reality is noble to be a homemaker. So what do we do today? We say okay, if you don't like the name, we'll tweak it a bit for you. We'll say, interior minister.
You see, this is the soil. This is a position of honor, right? We say domestic engineer. Right. Now we can come up with the new names of Honor, this is something we can accept, right. But anyway, this is just on a lighter note, to be honest, as you might have heard me say before, I
I call our mothers and our homemakers those who are raising the roof tomorrow, I call them trim tabs, trim tabs, and trim tabs is a name that was coined by Stephen Covey in his book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, but he used it in a particular context, I'm using it in a different context, I'm saying you are trim tabs. Now what's the trim tab? A trim tab is the small rudder on the ship that needs to turn so that the big rudder on the ship can turn which needs to turn so that the entire Titanic into lava. If that small rudder doesn't turn, if that's more rather doesn't turn, nothing is turning. Absolutely nothing is turning.
These are our mothers. And I always like to give the example of Imam Malik Allahu Allah, for he had a mother. Mr. Malik was a rudder that turned that caused the ship to turn but he had a mother who
Turns missed. That was the smaller rudder when she took him to his teacher. And she told his teacher teach you manners before you teach him knowledge. You see the mothers of those days? You see, they were proud to be mothers. They were proud to play the role in society that Islam gave them and they never saw any defect in that or they will say, Oh, no.
I'm going to the chef and said, here's the boy, and this is what I want you to do. Allahu Akbar, right, and Imam Malik became the Imam of their religion on the amount of Medina and he was a rapper that turned and did the world not turn with the advent of Informatica to LA LA. Indeed he did. Well, was Hannah who Allah grant was the understanding. So paradigm shifting. We don't have time to discuss the definition of it, but change our perceptions In short, change our perceptions In short, and allow Islam to govern your perception. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us on me