Channel: Taimiyyah Zubair
Series: Taimiyyah Zubair - Bukhari
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Assalamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu
now how do we want to sell your lotto? soudal Kareem Ahmad for the Billahi min ash shaytani r rajim Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim. Rubbish Rafi suddenly were certainly angry vacuolar better melissani of Coco de proberen scenario
did you do your homework? Yes, somebody did it very nicely, very beautifully. made a nice chart of a whole tree and lots of branches of email.
And at the bottom, they've also written all the references all of the verses from which we learned about the different branches of the mind. I was actually telling you to make a board as well. I would like all of you to participate in it inshallah, if we can have a tree a huge tree with lots of branches and each one of you should put one thing okay have your contribution because you know that this hall is a multipurpose Hall and hunter so many people come in so whenever people come in, they should be able to learn something. Again a tree is always attractive, always interesting. And people get to know Okay, this is also a part of Eman.
Remember that part of Eman is doing something and also not doing something.
Eman includes doing certain things and not doing something so for example where a command has been given that means doing that as a part of Eman And we're approbation is given leaving that is also a part of email. It includes stock she's mentioning that in total she was reading the verses that liars are common eventually was said in the verse was that bits eligible for soco bother him and that it doesn't suit a believer that he will do something like this What a terrible name it is after him and to be known as a fast tip. So it shows that a believer Fisk does not suit him he may commit Fiske but that is an indication of the man being low decreased. So inshallah we can work on this
activity together all of you should, you know think about how you can do it. And also in your groups discuss it discuss your homework amongst yourselves inshallah. Okay, somebody asked a question about Bismillah at the beginning of the web, I said Bismillah and I believe in your book, there is no Bismillah over there, right? perhaps some of you have some of you don't have In some versions, you find this Mullah at the beginning of the bap, and in other versions, you don't find Bismillah. So both are okay. All right. One more question that was asked about the Hadees of Bosnian Islam or Allah Hampson, the order of the pillars that how come Hajj is coming before Samir, Ramadan, there
are many other versions of this Hadees as well. One particular version is in which urban or modal the Learn he was writing the Hadees and the one who he was teaching, when he repeated the Hadith before him, he changed the order. So he corrected him that no, don't say it in this way say it in this way, he corrected the order for him. And there are many other versions in which the order is different. So, what we learn is that this Hadees, when the Sahaba or the people when they learn this Hadees and when they narrated it, some give importance to the order of the pillars and others they did not give much attention to that. So the Hadees was transmitted in meaning.
Do you understand the Hadees was transmitted how it meaning not just according to the words but also in meaning. This is why in some versions, you'll find the order slightly different.
Let's continue Allahumma salli wa salam ala nabina Muhammad,
Babylon, Al Muslim woman Salim al Muslim una melissani e wave were the Babylon chapter, which after that, and Muslim, the Muslim is man, the one who selama he is safe, who is safe al Muslim owner, the Muslims melissani from his tongue, whether he and his hands, so who is the Muslim, the one from whose hands and tongue other Muslims are safe? had definitely had the mobile abs in had that he narrated to us who narrated to us Adam, Adam, and who is Adam? abou s. And I will yes he narrated color he said had definite Sherpa Sherpa narrative to us from who and Abdullah him the Abyss suffered from Abdullah, even abyss suffer SF. What is Mariela and it's mareel on a shirt or B from a
sharpie. What does it mean by this what is Mariela and is married. What this means is that both Abdullah and is married, both of them narrated this from who a sharpie.
You understand the label of assefa and secondly is married both of them to this hadith from who a sharpie, and Sharpie to this hadith
Who are the left hip near Imran, from Abdullah? Even? Notice the word is, um, the name is, um, it's not Roman. Okay, Omar is different and Ahmed is different many people they get mistaken they think that this name is or Maru
or that this name is on Moodle or that this name is Roma. No, this is actually
now why is the name written with a while at the end, the name is written with a while at the end because before they did not use the scale, they did not use any the scale any signs. So, if you wrote armour Under Armour, how would you differentiate between the two there was no obvious difference. So, to differentiate between the two they will put a while at the end to indicate that this name is actually a not Roman. Understand. So, on the left hip Nermin, there'll be a logo on Houma. So what is it sure that Abdullah in Arma, Who was he?
as a hobby? There'll be a lot more on Houma, which shows that his father was also his hobby, who was his father armor, armor Ebner us that was his father. So this is why it'll be a lot more. So he narrated on in the beginning OBE from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam kala, he said, What did he say? That Allah Muslim, the Muslim is man selima man, the one who, from whom Saleemul Muslim owner, the Muslims are safe. A Muslim is the one from whom other Muslims are safe. How melissani from his tongue, where the he and his hand this is a definition of a Muslim one muhajir Oh, and the immigrant that will hide it is who he is man, the one
who had Yara he leaves he moves away from what mad that which now Allahu Allah forbid unhooked from it. So the mohajir the immigrant is the one who moves away who leaves that which Allah soprano data has forbidden. This is where the statement of the profits or non asylum is complete. Mr. Bahari ads over here with regards to the chain corner about Abdullah wirkkala Abu Omar we both of them they said that had definite that will do that that would narrated to us from who? Ahmed from Ahmed. And Ahmed Allah He said, um, he said, that's a miracle. Abdullah he, I needed to be sort of Lahore to send him that or Ahmed said that he heard Abdullah which Abdullah
ibn ama same Abdullah. He heard from him. So we see that from our Villa de la hora en who many people took this Hadees Simone Buhari is mentioning the different narrations over the different chains over here. I need to be a sort of la hora to send them what color Abdullah and Abdullah Allah, He said on the Buddha amiron on Abdullah he on in Ibiza La Jolla Salaam, another chain has been mentioned over here. So we see that among Buhari coats several chains over here. Why is he doing that to show the authenticity of this Hadees he's combining all the different narrations. Another interesting thing that you will learn in this book is that remember how he repeats the
Hadees many times, isn't it? So we know that in Sahih Bukhari the Hadees are repeated many times. And many times you'll mention the same Hadees with one chain. And another time he will mention the same Hadees with another team. And at some instances what he will do is he will mention the Hardys but over there, he will mention several chains together. So this shows what great knowledge one Buhari had, how many different chains he had, how many different scholars he had met, and how much research he had done, which shows that he had so many different changes for the same Hardee's. Now, what do we learn in this how these first of all, we see that hurting other believers with one stone.
And hence, this is not the way of a Muslim, hurting other believers with one stone and hence is not the way of a Muslim. This behavior contradicts Eman. This behavior contradicts Islam.
One thing before we continue, you will notice that sometimes the word Islam is coming up other times the word Eman is coming up. Isn't it? So? Because as we have learned earlier, that Islam and Eman generally they mean the same thing. A person who was a Muslim is understood to be a movement in general terms. Sometimes we say that he has Islam and sometimes he has a man. I have a man, I'm a Muslim, isn't it so? But in certain context, Islam refers to something different and demand refers to something different and you know about the difference. In certain situations. Islam refers to the outward actions and demand refers to the inward and other situations. It's the exact opposite
But over here, in this vibe you will see Islam and imana coming up again and again. It basically means the same thing, right? Because Islam means a person has a person cannot be Muslim until he has faith part of Islam is Shahada to Allah Allah Allah Allah part of Islam is having EMA. So don't get confused with regards to this matter. Okay.
Now, we see here that Islam is to leave hurting other people by one stung, and also by one's hands. How can a person hurt another by his done
backbiting harsh words, mocking, insulting, lying, yelling, scolding, taunting the other person irritating them annoying them with one's words. Because many times we do these things, and we think it's okay. Like we will, you know, irritate our younger brother or sister by saying things that really annoy them. And we know that they really don't like such words, but we will still say them, this is not the way of a Muslim, he will not say words that are hurtful, that are annoying, that are irritating, he will not say such words he will not say such things. Then secondly, hurting other people with one's hands. How is that done?
By hitting by slapping, by pushing by pulling by poking, pinching, pulling the other person's hair or doing something physically to hurt them. And similar to this includes doing certain actions by which other people are hurt, because many actions How are they done by the hands. So whether it is using the hand to write something, whether it is using the hand to do something, hide somebody things so that they're hurt, or, you know, doing anything by which another person is hurt. This is not the way of a Muslim, because a Muslim woman, Saleemul Muslim woman, listen, he were the he This is a Muslim is now this Hadees What does this tell us? Does this mean? That if a person hurts
another by his words, he does not remain a Muslim anymore?
Or if a person hurts another by his hands? He does not remain a Muslim anymore? No, this is not what the meaning is. Because remember that this hadith is speaking about the Muslim not in general terms, but in specific terms. In the general sense, who is a Muslim? The one who believes in Allah, right? The one who performs this for that gives us a clear performance of Hajj fasts in the month of Ramadan, uphold all the pillars in general terms that is a Muslim is
but in specific terms, the hos attributes of a Muslim What are they that other believers are safe from him?
Similarly, Islam is also with regards to one's relationship with Allah subhanaw taala. And also with regards to one's relationship with people. So Islam with regards to the one's relationship with Allah soprano, dada, what does it mean that a person is submissive to Allah, a person performs as well that gives us a guy performs a hedge fast in the month of Ramadan? But in relationship with other people? What does it mean by Islam, that a person does not hurt others? You understand that a person does not hurt others with regards to Allah, upholding the pillars with regards to people, not hurting them, not harming them?
And then we see that over here, another Muslim who has been said, Al Muslim refers to who? The complete Muslim, meaning the one who is complete in his submission in his Islam, the one who is you can say the best Muslim, or the one who has perfected his Islam. So there are different levels of Islam. So a Muslim or the house Muslim, the complete Muslim, right, the one who is the best Muslim, this is his sign. Just as for the monastic? Do we learn about the signs of the minority? Yes, we do. So over here, what is a sign of a Muslim, the evidence sign of a Muslim, that he will not hurt other people, by his words, or by his actions? These are the obvious signs of a Muslim.
And it's very obvious that when a person is like this in his relationship with other people, will he be careful in his relationship with his Lord, of course, when a person is careful about his words and his actions, that he does not want to hurt others, obviously, he'll be very careful in his obedience to His Lord as well. So this Hadees does not mean that a Muslim only needs to do this that he should just, you know, not hurt other people by his words and actions. And not Yeah, he doesn't need to care about his prayer, his worship, no, that's understood.
And the fact is, when a person will do one, he will do the other as well. One leads to the other and Islam again, as I told you, is
With regards to dealings with people as well as dealing with almost a predator, and both of them, they perfect a Muslim because sometimes it happens that we think that our obligation as a Muslim is just to fulfill our obligations or duties to Allah subhanaw taala This is not all, we are obligated to be dutiful to Allah subhanaw taala as well as being careful with other people as well, giving them their due as well. So, the complete Muslim the best Muslim, the sign of the best Muslim is what is given over here. Secondly, in this hadith we learned that while mohajirs man hedgerow, man Allahu anhu that the mohajir the immigrant is the one who leaves what Allah subhana wa tada has forbidden.
What does it mean by this? What it means is that Hitler is also of two types. hijra there is arm and Hydra that is hos Hydra that is general and hatred that is specific. In this hadith we are learning about the gender hedgerow, okay, we're learning about what the general hijra um
and that is that a person leaves what Allah Subhana Allah has forbidden and what is digital Halsall specific address that a person leaves that country, that city, that place where there is fitna for his Deen. He leaves that and moves somewhere else where he can practices in where there's less fitna.
Right. So what do we learn over here? That mohajir is the one who leaves what Allah subhanaw taala has forbidden.
Many times we see that a lot of importance is given to doing Gujarat people say you know, leave this country. Let's go to a Muslim country, isn't it so you may have heard that people think that this is perfecting a man and only this is perfecting one's assignment. But what do we learn from this hadith? Should you only be concerned about leaving your country and moving somewhere else? No, you should be concerned about leaving bad things as well. Leaving bad habits as well, leaving Libra as well leaving line leaving anything that Allah subhanaw taala has forbidden, that is natural, and that is something that we should also do. Because what is it that will perfect your Hydra, your
actual your house Hydra if a person moves from one country to the other for the sake of his religion? What is it that will actually perfect his religion? On top of that, when you will leave what Allah has forbidden? Because even in a Muslim country, can a person do wrong things very easily? very easily. So the mohajir is who? The one who leaves what Allah Subhana Allah has forbidden.
So what is this hadith show to us that Islam consists of actions which complete and perfect ones, Islam. And all of those actions is what? not hurting other people staying away from hurting other people either by one's hands or by one's dunk. In this Hades, especially the Muslims, I mentioned that other Muslims are saved from his Dungan hands. Other people are not mentioned, but most of them specifically are mentioned. Because you see, a Muslim is mentioned why because a Muslim has a special right on you. It doesn't mean you have the right to hurt other people, just because they're not Muslim. No, obviously we know that we're not supposed to. But a Muslim owner mentioned because
the Muslim has a special right on you. He is your brother in religion, you're not allowed to hurt him, you're not allowed to harm him in any way. And when a person is careful with those who are closest to him,
that is a real test. Because it's very easy to be good to other people, isn't it? But it's difficult to be good to those who are close to you. Now, one example that's coming to my mind is that many times that happens when we go to let's say a place where there are non Muslims. We will be very courteous, very careful, we will smile we will say hi hello acknowledge other people's presence and say excuse me, and sorry and apologize and every little thing. But when we go to the masjid, when you go to a place where they're all Muslims, it doesn't matter, isn't it? So? It doesn't matter. It's not a big deal. We can walk we can push other people, you know, we can just ignore other people
as if they don't exist. We can leave garbage in the washroom we can leave garbage anywhere, isn't it? This is what we think generally. So this hadith tells us that the one who has really completed and perfected his Islam is one from whom other Muslims are safe. He is careful with those who are closest to him. That this hadith tells us that there are certain do's and there are certain don'ts that complete and perfect your faith.
Babel au Islami, a full chapter on whose Islam is best au which Islam Islam best meaning which are whose Islam is best, which Muslim is best, whose Islam is best had done the necessary who here had done a scenario to us who sorry, even you're here and who is sorry the veneer here, if necessary, then I'll kurachi
Do you understand the entire name? Sir? Ew, ye have Mr. Eternal gurashi This is his entire name. Allah He said, had that an OB my father narrative to me. What do we learn from this? What do we learn from this, that the Father is the teacher? The father is narrating the Hadith to his son, and the son is narrating right from his father. And notice the word had death. What does the word have nothing to indicate that did he learned himself only? No, it was him and other people over there as well when did the Hadees so the son was sitting in the classroom of his father.
So had a bee he said, my father narrated to us, and I had a boo boo that Abu abdillah happening at the booth. He narrated to us who, a Buddha, even Abdullah, even a border
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Dhabi Musa from Abu Musa and Abu Musa. This is a habit the Prophet sallallahu Sallam Abu Musab al arshi radi Allahu Allahu Allah He said Abu Musa narrated that call you they sent me this habit they said they asked Yasuda law or messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Are you Islamic have been Are you which Islam Islam have one is best, which Islam is best, meaning whose Islam is best, which person is the best Muslim. In other words, Allah He said, Man salema Muslim una melissani he were the he, the one from who stung, enhance other Muslims are safe. Meaning such character is the basis of all good traits and mannerisms, which character, the person from whose hands, other Muslims
are safe and also from his tongue. So this is the basis of good character. Now this hadith is talking about who, which Muslim is the best.
Are you the will Islami This is what it means that which Muslim is the best, and another version of the same party. So to find into a Muslim, it is a real muslimeen of
which of the Muslims is best. So in other words, which Muslim is the best?
So in other words, this hadith is telling us that a believer he attains excellence for Lila when he has this trait, he becomes the best Muslim when he has this trait. And what is this trait that other believers are saved from his done and hence, Now obviously, this is Islam with respect to one's more ama with whom people because we know it's understood that as a Muslim, a person has to pray, he has to give the guide he has to perform the Hajj. Right, that's understood. But on top of that, what will make a Muslim the best Muslim, when he is like this, when he is like this, when others are say for Miss Duncan, and now do you think about it? The word Muslim? How do we understand it, the one
who is submissive, the one who has submitted himself. And remember that in Arabic, the word Muslim is actually used for who a camel isn't itself, who is completely submissive to his master, the master has the rope in his hand, and he's taking the camel, wherever he wants, the camel does not stop does not become stubborn, does not refuse, he's submissive, completely surrendered himself. So this is what Muslim is, he has completely surrendered himself to Allah. So when he has completely surrendered himself to Allah, He will also deal with the people in the way that Allah likes. He will also deal with people in the way that Allah likes, which is why he will not hurt others, he will not
taunt others, he will not say hurtful words, he will not harm injure other people, but he will be careful. So what does it show to us? that apparently It is as though your matter is with the people when you are not hurting them.
But in reality, it is your matter with who and last pantalla. When you are being careful with your words and your actions, you are in fact being more submissive to who unless
we think that if we become careful, if we change our behavior, then we are being very submissive before other people and we should be bold and we should have the confidence to yell, we should have the confidence to fight. This is not confidence.
This is not boldness.
we are required to be submissive to Allah and part of submission to Allah is being good to other people. So apparently you're dealing with people but in reality you're dealing with a last panel Tada This is why this is a complete Muslim.
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What does it mean? To give Bob This is Bob if there's a meaning of Giardia, right? To give Tom. So if I'm feeding what authority, the food, feeding the food, meaning giving food to others, this is what mean al Islam. This is also a part of Islam. Islam is not just the humps that we learned, they are the foundation, the Boone Yan booney, al Islam or Allah humps, but there are many other things that are necessary to keep the building. Like for example, there could be a structure a building that has the foundations, okay, it is complete, it is standing. But when will that building be nice and beautiful, when, when it is furnished, when it is finished, when there's decoration. So you can
think of it like this, that there are five foundations of Islam, which are a must that we have to do. But on top of that, there are other things that we also have to do to beautify our Islam. Nobody likes an empty house.
We all like houses that are nicely furnished nicely decorated. Similarly a house that is too plain that does not have any decoration people don't like it right, we like decoration, this is human nature we like beauty. So similarly what is it that will beautify a person to some such characteristics, such mannerisms such actions, and part of those is feeding food giving food? How does an entrepreneur Holly then how does he narrated to us who are even Khalid Parra, he said he had done a laser laser narrative to us who is a laser laser is even started. And he is off. He was a great copy of the people of Egypt. He was from Egypt. So he narrated from who he is either from
yazeed and yazeed. He took the Hadees from who and I will hide meaning from above.
And he took the Hadees from who and Abdullah him near Imran from Abdullah, even army. There'll be a lot more on Houma. I'm not arguing that Amen. Sir. Allah nebia sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he asked the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he will Islamic Iran, which Islam is best. Au which al Islam Islam hiren best. Earlier we learned a huge Islami of ball and over there The question was about who the person who is a Muslim over here, it's about the action, which action of Islam is the best Allah He said, Dr. emoto, that you feed the food you give the food, what Accra and you read, meaning you say a Salama de Sena, Allah upon men are after the one you recognize when my lamp died
if and the one you do not recognize.
So which action of Islam is the best? That first of all, you give food to others. And secondly you say Salaam to those whom you know, and those whom you do not know. This Hadith is not contradicting the other you may say that oh earlier we learnt the best Muslim is the one from whose hands and dung other Muslims are safe. And this hadith is giving another definition know that her This is the best Muslim. And this hadith is telling us about the best action in Islam. So what's the best action that a person can do? doTERRA Matan giving food feeding the food. And this is feeding people in a manner or in a state that is praiseworthy.
Meaning any type
of feeding other people which is rewardable, whether it is in the form of giving food to a person who is very hungry, or it is in the form of giving food to a person who was fasting, and now he's going to break as fast or it is giving food to your family or it is giving food to your friends or it is giving food to other believers. Okay, this is giving food, feeding food to other people in any way that is rewardable that brings your water to a person. Because if you think about it, Dr. Amazon, Dr. emoto arm you give food, it hasn't been said that you give food to the needy. All right, because food is the need of who every single human being, whether he's your friend, or your child,
or your neighbor, or your coworker, or the person sitting next to you, a person whom you know, a person whom you don't know a person who is wealthy, a person who is very poor. It's the need of every single human being.
So this is why to the Amazon.
Now what do we see over here? giving food to other people is the best action, the best action, but we don't give much importance to this. And many times we as women we dread cook
We don't like cooking, we think of it as a chore, as a burden as a waste of time.
Don't we think of it as a waste of time, that here I am standing for two hours cooking, I spent two hours cooking and here they come eat in 15 minutes and go away. They don't even help me with the cooking or the cleaning up afterwards, I'd rather do something else. I'd rather go and read peacefully. I'd rather go and visit someone who is sick, I'd rather go and, you know, check all my emails and do my work.
Other deeds are important as well. But don't underestimate this deed. This is also a very important date. Because look, it is the best action a unislamic higher on to the remote town that you feed that you give the food. So whenever you have to cook, for your family, for your friends, for your children, don't think of it as a burden.
Don't think of it as a chore? Because it's one of the best things that you can do. Why do you think so? Why do you think it's the best deed?
is cooking easy?
Is it easy? For some people? Yes, it's easy. But even if it's easy, does it require work from you? Does it require standing from you? Yes. A lot of thinking? Yes. For many people, they have to think about Okay, what do I do not every step they have to think it requires your effort, your money, your energy, your time, isn't it. So it requires a lot from you. It's not easy to cook to prepare food and give it to other people.
You prepare everything and other people come and eat it. It's not easy to do that it requires a lot of work from you. This is why it's unavoidable. And the thing is that when you give food to other people, whether it is your family, or your husband or your children, then this is one of the best charities that you can do. Why? Because when you give food to someone, they're getting nourished, they're getting energy, they are maintaining their health, isn't it. And with that help with that energy with that nourishment, they're able to pray, they're able to do many things, they're able to stay up, they're able to work, they're able to learn, they're able to pray, if you did not give them
food, then they wouldn't be able to do anything.
It's a basic human need. Similarly, when you're giving food to someone, you are taking a big burden off, you're taking a big burden off of them. So it's a charity right there. It's a big sort of, imagine if every single person, every single person of a family had to go and cook prepare their food themselves, how much time would it take a lot of time on every single person. And because you're cooking, other people are able to do so much work.
I remember when I started teaching, and it required a lot of work for me, I would have to sit for hours and hours to prepare. And because it was the first time I was doing it, I would consult one book, another book, listen to the CD and stop every time imagine two hour lecture would turn into listening of six hours. And Alhamdulillah I was living with my in laws, I never had to worry about cooking. And I think about it that if I had to worry about cooking, I would not be able to do this work.
Trust me, I wouldn't be able to. So when you're cooking, and other people are eating, it's a huge, huge charity, it's a huge gift that you can give to someone, you're saving their time, so that they can do something else. Those of you who are young over here, you go home and you find food ready, your mother's prepared for you. It's a huge favor, they're doing it for you. So this is why it's the best eat that a person can do. It requires your money, your effort, your time, the heat that you have to bear standing in front of the oven. And all those hours, you have to stand in the hand that you have to move constantly. It's everyday you don't get a break three times a day, first thing in
the morning, in the middle of the day. And the last thing that you do at night as well many times. So at this time, all of us should correct our intentions. The next time we have to cook, don't take it as a burden, remind yourself perhaps you can put this on your refrigerator, so that you can help yourself, you know, feel good when you're cooking, that this is a vested. Because, you know, it's unfortunate that we you know, we look down on other people who are cooking that we say oh my god, look at the time that they're wasting, you know, or we think that other people who are studying or doing something else, look at them, they're you know, they're doing such good things in here and
wasting my life. You're not wasting your life.
We should also encourage our friends and family members to take a part in this. If you don't know how to cook, then you cannot take part in this. So first of all, learn to cook. Okay. And secondly, cook with a smile. Be happy about it. This is something that you have to do every day. Many other deeds you're not able to do but this did you have to do whether you're sick or you're
tired or you're hungry yourself, you have an assignment or an exam doesn't matter, you have to do it
that look at the questions of the Sahaba. That which Islam is best. That which Muslim is the best, this is what they were interested in. Not that how can I get away from this and that
you're gonna say something.
There are no hotels for non Muslims, or even muslims for the Indian people. So my father would just walk in with people and our home was blessed like that even at night, middle of night, people would phone saying that we'll be there at midnight, my mother would have been homework or business, obviously pick us up pretty quickly wrestle and make some food, we always had kept canned food or things in the freezer, and made something for them. And those days, we didn't make rice we just made rotis. For them, there is no restaurant or no convenience store next door open to 10 o'clock, our shopping center, Africa all closed at five o'clock. So we quickly made something. So all of our
sisters got the habit of just loving to cook and feeding people. Even when somebody has a baby, don't worry about what you can give the baby, what you can do for the mother was that mother, if she doesn't have family around, she needs someone to help her with the cooking, this makes some dishes and leaving, they don't come and bug her anything, just leave it there. It'll help the new mother
or at least help her with perhaps the onions or the garlic or you know the the prep helper with that. And honestly, this is something very, very important. I remember somebody was telling me recently, their daughter has gone abroad to study. And on the day, she prepared imagine she's a first year university, she prepared meals for so many people, I believe more than 100 I'm not sure about the exact number right now. And she went and distributed the food to all of her friends. Why? Because her mother taught her how to cook. And she was actually able to feed other people on the day, so that they felt it was eat away from home, because you're having, you know, the typical
festive food that you eat. So she prepared all of that food for more than 100 people. And she distributed it to all her friends. This is a big a very, very important deed that we don't give importance to.
If you don't like cooking, and you cook anyway, would you get double reward, you get double reward only if you do it with the good intention. Not that you're hating that process. And you're like, Why do I have to stand here? And why do I have to do this? No, with a good intention. Because intention matters a lot.
So I was just saying that because it's a class of women as well. And I think this is advice for us more so that because teaching the daughters as well to love this and to do it for the sake of Allah and using this as an aid so that we don't grow up with the concept of the waste of I don't want to do this I can just take out because I first generation have become like this a little Yes, yes.
That we don't teach our children, our daughters how to cook because we say that, you know, they should rather do something else. But this is an important part of life. If you don't know how to cook, you don't how to eat healthy if you don't eat healthy. How are you going to do your work?
And also remember that many times girls are told, learn how to cook because you have to get married,
isn't it? What do we learn from here? Learn how to cook because it's the best deed
isn't that more encouraging? Right? It's really encouraging. You have such a good reason to know how to cook prepare food present food in a nice way. Because many times people don't focus on presentation right? healthy food, good presentation, all of that is necessary so giving food to people to the remote town. Anyway, secondly, what taco salad and you say the salon What does it mean by this that you say the salon you say the salon meaning that you initiate salon or that you respond to the salon. If you if somebody does not say to you initiate the slam you say the sentiment if somebody else says Salaam to you, then what should you say when he comes in and respond to their
salon? So what Accra, Ghana Adam and arasta women tarrif those whom you know, and those whom you do not know, what does it mean by this, those whom you know, and those whom you do not know doesn't mean those whom you know, to be Muslim and those whom you do not know to be Muslim. Know, what this means is those who you are acquainted with, and those of you who are not acquainted with people you know, personally and people you don't know personally, people whom you are friends with and people whom you're not friends with. Everybody, in other words, any person whom you pass by who passes by you, you face them, any person, what does it show to us that we should acknowledge the presence of
another whether we know them, or we don't know them.
But sometimes it's unfortunate that we pretend as if other people don't exist, literally, this is not correct. A believer is very courteous, he acknowledges the presence of other people. He doesn't ignore people who pass by him he notices them, so say Salaam to those whom you know, and the
You do not know. And in the general sense as well, people whom you come across whether they are Muslim or not Muslim, are you required to greet them? Yes. Because greeting the other is a moral act. It's something that that is a Huck of the other people. So greet them in whatever way that is acceptable. So when you come across a non Muslim, for example, you know, look up at them, say, Hi, obviously, I'm not saying there is a man and you're alone. And there you start beginning a conversation with them. But I mean, you know, there should be reading, okay. And especially when you see another Muslim, then we have to say Salaam whether we know them, or we don't know them, but you
know what we started doing? Generally, we look at the the person who I know, do I know? If you know her, then say, Sarah, if you don't know her, you know, I don't know her. Turn your eyes away. Turn your face away. This is not right. What across lm lm and after one millimetre if those you know and you don't know, when somebody does say Salaam we start wondering, who are they? Do I know them? Why did they say Salaam to me Everything okay, they do something wrong. They're just greeting you. We see that many times, especially in Muslim societies and Muslim countries, this practice is disappearing gradually, that people don't say Salaam to one another. So when you do go back home,
and if it's a Muslim country, whenever you go make sure that you practices and
Islamic grounds and thinking both these commands are to promote the internal bonding of an oma within a society where Muslims live, you feed each other, you visit each other, you say Salaam to each other, what does it promote? automatically, if there's any keener anything negative coming in the heart, it gets washed off, and on the point of thoughts and without ever wanting to mention and appreciate without mentioning the name some of the sisters, Mashallah, from previous core stuff, you know, when they learned the Quran, they've, they've taken this as upon themselves that okay, inshallah we're going to be part of the cafe. So without anybody knowing they are doing this higher,
ongoing, even when they're away, they would make sure that, you know, one day a week if they have sponsored food for lunch for everyone that continues on, and I was thinking that last year, when we started doing it GroupWise, after a couple of rounds, the feedback that I got was, you know, people are tired, they don't want to do it anymore. And this was thinking, maybe this is the time we can do it at least one more time. Or it's like considering that we've studied this hadith of Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and we want to put it into action. Not only in our homes, we do it in our homes regardless, but why not here just to revive that spirit.
And you know what, perhaps what you can try doing is that for example, if you're baking,
you're making one recipe made double recipe, your baking muffins, bake an extra tray, you baking brownies, bake an extra tray, it's not difficult when everything is already out. So because you know, obviously we are coming here or it is a week studying, there's a lot of work to do at home as well. So make use of this time when you're doing something already do a double so that when you can keep at home and when you can bring here.
And remember, as we learned earlier that Islam is in your relationship with your Lord, as well as with people. So with Allah subhanaw taala it's understood what we have to do. And with regards to other people, these are the things that we should do. Just one more thing before we continue about the food and the cooking. We know that there's balance required in everything, isn't it? So don't think that just because we're encouraged to cook over here now tomorrow. Tonight you cook the only thing you do is cook on Monday when you're asked about your homework, you said oh, I was cooking all weekend.
Balance is required and everything. Okay.
Because it could really happen.
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come lay you may know he cannot believe how to come one of you meaning none of you can be a believer have that until you have but he loves the fee for his brother. My you're humble enough see what he loves for himself. Does this mean that if a person does not love for his brother what he loves for himself? He is not a believer? No. What does it mean that he cannot reach perfection of Eman because remember there's some
People who say either there is a man or there's no man. But what's the correct opinion that a man increases and decreases? So when is a person's Eman high? Or when does it reach a high level when he loves for his brother, what he loves for himself? So this love it perfect once a man
What do we learn from this Hadees that a person must not have double standards, he should have the same standard for himself, and also the same standard for other people. If he does not like to hear something, he should not make other people hear it. If he does not like to be told something, he should not tell other people about it because he finds it annoying, or those words are disturbing.
Similarly, if a person does not like to walk into a washroom that is all wet, in which the slippers are all over the floor, the counters are wet, the paper is all over, then don't leave it the same way for other people. If you don't like the fact that you go somewhere, and their shoes all over the place, and you don't even know how to get to the shelves so that you can put your shoes, don't leave your shoes on the floor like that. And every person what do they like for themselves that which is the best. So when you love the best for you for yourself, love the best for your brothers as well. Love the best for other people as well. And when a person does that, that is a sign of the
perfection of his faith.
Now, we learn another Hadees as well the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said this is a decent Muslim, that men are humble and users see her and enough when you the hidden agenda, whoever loves that he should be saved from Hellfire and he should be admitted into general felt that the human ear to who or whoever you mean Billa he will he will then let his death come to him while he believes in Allah and the Last Day well yet dlns and Lady you have a new de la and he should give to people you should deal with people in the way that he likes to be dealt with. He should say to people what he likes to hear. So this her this also tells us that we should deal with others in the way that we like to be
dealt with. Another how these tells us that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said if that mean of sick, begin with yourself
that begin with yourself when you have money and spend money on yourself. And if you have extra then spend on who your family if you have extra than spend on you know your relatives, and if you have extra than here and there. So there are these cells begin with yourself. Is there a contradiction between the two? You love for your brother, what you love for yourself? The other heaviest elders, when you give something begin with yourself, everybody loves to be first
is a contradiction? No. The second hand is recorded over here if they've been upset. This is in regards to starting doing something. And this head is that we're reading over here that we're studying over here is telling us that whatever you like for yourself, you should like for the other. Meaning if there's something that is some behavior, some words, some action, some food, anything that you like, for yourself should also like for other people. But it does not mean that if you like something for someone else, you have to prefer them over yourself. liking the same thing for the other does not mean preferring them over yourself.
Because obviously you're going to eat first and then you're going to offer food to others, isn't it, you're going to clean your house first and then you're going to offer cleaning other people's houses, you're going to do your work first and then you're going to offer helping somebody else with their work. Correct. So loving something for the other does not mean that you have to give preference to them. And remember that this matter of ethos, preferring others over yourself, this must be understood clearly as well. Because we get confused in this regard. That what does it mean by preferring other people over yourself? In what cases? Is it good? In what cases? Is it not good?
Or are we supposed to prefer other people over ourselves in every situation? Remember that when it comes to ethos preferring other people over yourself it could be in three matters. First of all, with regards to those matters, which are obligatory on you, those matters which are an obligation on you that you have to do. For example, prayer, you have to pray, will do you have to do Voodoo, there is no choice and Amana you have to fulfill it, isn't it? It's an obligation on you. But if you are in a situation where you have to either do that which is obligatory on you or prefer the other person, like for example, it's Mohit Uppsala, time from Eclipse Allah, either you pray Muslim, or
you prefer your brother and you give them a ride to the bus stop. But if you give them a right to the pasta, by the time you come back, your soda will be late.
Salah is fourth
and over here giving them a right this is like preferring them
over yourself, should you prefer them over yourself in this situation? No, it's haram to do that.
It's haram to prefer other people over yourself in matters that are obligatory on you. This is not sacrifice, this is not charity. Because sometimes we think it's such a huge sacrifice. You know that, for example, I will delay my Salah, and I will drop off my sister somewhere, or I will do the groceries for the family.
This is not a sacrifice, this is not a gift. This is wrong, it's not allowed.
Similarly, if a person has just enough water with which he can do with the other person wants to drink that water, you say, oh, you're thirsty, go ahead, drink it, I will do them. No, you're not going to do them over there. You're going to use that water to do.
Okay? Secondly, it is in matters that are Muslim on you. Meaning if you do those actions, that's highly recommended for you. It's not an obligation, but it's highly recommended for you. So for example, you go to the masjid, to pray Salah.
And you find that in the software is a spot for only one person. What should you do?
let other people go instead, you come to class and there's spots in the front, oh, let other people fill the spots. I'm being charitable. I'm referring my sisters over myself, they should sit in the front. You know, I don't mind sitting at the back. Is this good? No.
The matters which are most the help for you.
In those matters, you are not going to prefer other people over yourself. Why? Because you're missing out on reward. This is going to lead you to losing many other opportunities, you understand, you're going to end up missing many other opportunities, you're going to stay back once you're going to say that many other times. Understood.
But if it's a situation in which, if you prefer yourself over the other, it's going to create some ill feelings between you and the other person.
Or it's going to be disrespectful to the other. Like, for example samoset example, you're going with your mother. Okay, you and your mother are both there, you're looking at one another. now in this situation, what should you do? give preference to your mother. Because if you don't give preference to your mother, or the person who was older than you, then that is disrespectful.
And it can create in feelings between friends. Like for example, you are the one who always comes and sits in the first row, there is a particular spot that you sit in, for example, like for example nyla usually sits here. Everybody knows this is nyla spot. Okay? Everybody knows this is kinzel spot.
Now, okay, you can say this is not fixed. Where is it written that this is neither spot? I can come and sit there. Okay, you can come and sit there. But this you're gonna feel bad? Yes, you will. You're taking her spot, you understand? So it will create ill feelings? Do you get it? So in matters that a monster have on you, generally, you don't prefer other people over yourself, you go and do it yourself because you want their award, we have been told for cervical high rot. But if it's going to create ill feelings, then give the other person a chance. Thirdly, it could be in those matters which are mobile, mobile for you, meaning whether you do it or you don't do it, it's not a big deal.
Like for example, getting food from, you know, the food station at a wedding. Now, in such a situation, what should you do? prefer other people or not? Yes, you should. This is highly recommended. This is something that is most known. And this is something that we are told to do. And this is the reason why the Ansel were praised Well, you see lunala and forcing him to kind of be him has also understand so in matters that are an obligation on you.
You don't need to sacrifice them in matters that are most to hope for you seize that opportunity. But if it's going to create some ill feelings, let it go. And what does it show them you have to be very careful, very concerned about other people and in matters that are Mr. hub, prefer other people over yourself. So that if for example nyla is not there, the spot is empty. Then what do you do you fill it in
the Mr. Harmon see in matters that are felt on you. So for example, in the class, if the teacher is telling you come forward, come and sit in the front over there. You will not wait for other people to go. No, you have to go yourself because it's unfortunate that we say you don't let other people take it. let other people sit in the front. let other people do it. You really have so many good deeds, that you think it's okay for you to not seize that opportunity. Seriously, do you?
I don't think anyone can claim that. So you have to seize every opportunity.
So panicle Levin will be handy.
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