Channel: Tawfique Chowdhury
hamdu Lillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah. While he was on behave one woman, voila
are respected brothers and sisters in Islam. There is a great scholar of Islam by the name of Ibrahim masotti,
who lives in Birmingham in the UK at this point in time. He is a scholar that you might have come across because he has translated many books as well as the art itself and done a word by word translation of the Quran. So you might find a book called word by word translation of the Quran, and that's by Dr. Abraham Swathi. I know Dr. Abraham, certainly personally. So one day I went to meet Dr. Abraham, I meant to meet him. And his family told me he's very sick. So I said, Why?
Why is he sick? What's wrong? He said, Don't you know, say No, what?
Don't you know what's happening in the Muslim world?
And then I thought, what's happening in the Muslim world? Well, at that time, when I went to meet him, the the war upon Gaza was going on Palestine, where Israel was bombing the innocent people of Palestine, as we all know.
And so when that was going on, his family told me every single time,
every single time some war or affliction affects the Muslims. Then Dr. Ibrahim, Sophie becomes sick. Every single time, his body physically become sick, he can't hold himself. He gets the call, he gets severe flu, he gets a pneumonia, he's bedridden, and by law, he needs hospitalization.
You know, it really shocks me. How many of us love our brothers and sisters to the point of our bodies becoming sick? How many of us love our brothers and sisters, truthfully, but a lot to the point of us actually not being able to bear it.
And this is an example of a scholar of Islam who not only has knowledge in his in his mind, but also in his practices until his subconscious self cannot hold itself but it falls sick because someone or the other in the Muslim ummah.
And this reminds me of the heading for Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam where he said, that beautiful Hadith Verily, Muslims to another Muslim Muslims to add to their brothers are like parts of one single body. If one part is diseased than the rest of the body then tries to cure it by becoming hot, by being sick by feeling sick. And this is exactly the way we should be. How can we rest today when our brothers and sisters are not resting? How can we feel satisfied today when our brothers and sisters are not satisfied? How can we go to bed with our tummies full and Allah with us having a great great rest but Allah tonight, how can we do that when 1000s and millions of our
brothers and sisters, from Darfur to Chechnya to Kashmir to to Palestine and you name it
are going through some of the most difficult times but Allah, my brothers and sisters in Islam, I asked you all to feel Brotherhood in your heart, brotherhood and sisterhood of Islam, this love that Allah subhanho wa Taala has planted in our hearts is the most beautiful thing that love. It's a pleasure. It's a gift that Allah subhana wa tada has given us. There was a hadith Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that shows how valuable Brotherhood is in that Hadith. And I remember when I read this hadith in selected MIDI, I prayed and I prayed and I prayed. I wish this had it was authentic. Finally I found the start for it and I found it to be unacceptable. The Hadith was where
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
told me to go for ombre. So Amara went for aamra. When he went for Amara, he caught his hand and he grabbed it in his hand. And he said, Yeah, he said, Son, Amina Dora.
Yes, Allah, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam telling Mr. rhodiola
Yeah, my brother, do not forget me in your Samadhi Allahu anhu said, well, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said a word and he called me a word for which I would sacrifice the heavens and the earth if Allah had given it to me. What was it? Yeah.
My brother, my brothers and my sister Islam.
brotherhood and sisterhood is one of them.
The most valuable things Allah subhanho wa Taala has given us it is stronger than blood. It is stronger than the ties of kingship. Don't you know? They are your brothers and sisters Don't you know I am your brother and sister. My brothers and my sister Islam we are all from each other stronger in ties, but Allah then ties of blood in the beautiful incident that has been reported by Ebony Sharmini serum. It was reported that in the Battle of butter
in the Battle of butter, masala ammirati Allahu anhu was passing by, while some of the people the POW the babble of brother had their hands tied up
or made pass by a man and a man had his hands tied up very, very hard. So Musa pass by and he saw this man, this answer he was tying his hands up. So Muslim Gomez says
my friend, tying his hands harder. This man his mother is rich. She will pay a lot of money.
So this man looked up and said, Musab I'm your brother blood brother. That happened to be his blood brother. I am your blood brother in Islam and your blood brother in in biological relationship. I'm your blood brother and you sent this puppy. Do you know what was upset?
most upset? Or Scott?
Keep quiet. He is my brother today rather than
my brothers, my sisters. Now this is what Brotherhood is. It transcends all blood barriers. This is what Brotherhood is. It transcends every single relationship that we have. brotherhood transcends every single thing. Because our brotherhood or sisterhood in our religion
is cannot be beaten.
It was reported
that there was one thing that would cause someone to not sleep well. I want to say I always used to sleep well, except when I remember two of my brothers. Were out in the jungle.
And I will make them the Jabra. He said I used to love these two brothers of mine so much that whenever I remember that I could not sleep at all
my brothers and sisters in the audience. Do you have friends like that? people that you love so deeply and dearly you wish that there were your brother and sister in law?
Because this is what brotherhood and sisterhood is that bottom line you can hardly sleep except if you're in their presence or with them what happened
yesterday when I came to Canada, and I landed in Toronto, Mashallah had a great time with the brothers had a great time with our his crew. And there are a couple of brothers over here in Toronto that I know that are part of it.
They didn't know I was meant to come at that time. Apparently they had some miscommunication. They didn't know that was going to come. And you know what happened? One of them said I'm sorry
about you. So we'll meet you there another time.
And I feel so bad.
I'll feel so bad. These are my brothers and sisters. And yes, they have to go to the family.
But these are my brothers in Islam. And I wrote to them This is bad. I came to 27,000 kilometers away, and you're not going to meet me. Make time for me. Because by the law My heart is soft. My heart is weak. Don't give me pain in my heart. I want to meet your
I stayed up till two o'clock with them and bought the happiness that I had. could not be replaced by see.
Brothers and sisters now. Nothing is as beautiful as sweet as brother.
Michael used to say gela
What does it mean? It used to say to remove your sadness from your heart go and meet your friends.
Meeting of the friends is a moment of sadness from the heart. How beautiful is that?
Is that not the case? How many times have we meet up with our friends Pamela at the house was so nice hamdulillah How you doing counting down just to grab this man just to sit with him this to speak about something with other Yeah, I love how much sadness is of no form Lipa only one generic answer.
Also, Sofia, Allah, so if you haven't already alimenti Ramona used to say he used to say a madman when he was asked what is the water
of life, as he used to say that you got
to meet with your brother and sister instead of my brothers, my sisters lab, I do not have any friends. I don't have time for friends. I don't have time to actually have a bunch of guy you know, someone you can just chill with. Because I don't have time to chill. I'm either working around with my family or I'm traveling for down. So my friends are you all? You all are my friends. A few minutes ago when I was there in the speaker's lounge. And we're sitting there the brothers were talking, I kept on saying to the brothers, let's go out. Why? Because we're learning from my heart. We're loving from my heart. I love to make my brothers, my sisters in Islam, just to find out what's
what's happening to them, just to find out what's on their mind. Well, why
some rule of
law nothing is sweeter than to hit your brother and sister in Islam, and to put some happiness on their faces. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said authentically that there is nothing that Allah rewards for someone who puts happiness upon the face of a Muslim except gentlemen, except gentlemen. So my brothers and sisters in Islam, remember brotherhood and sisterhood. This is the strongest thing that Allah Subhana Allah has ever given in love. Look,
for brothers and sister Islam. This brotherhood that Allah has given you in the system has given you is more important than every single thing that we do in our life, including business. It was reported from the outset, he was a he was a horse merchant. After Amanda alpha was a,
a beautiful companion in the profit center and a very wealthy man. It was reported that he was a horse merchant, that he used to love Muslims so much, that whenever a Muslim man or a woman would come to buy horses from him, he would say, Wait, wait, wait, before you buy this horse. Let me show you all the problems with it. See, look there over there. So that move over there, it's a bit broken. And see come here a bit of hair is missing from the side. Oh, by the way, the horse this horse is quite difficult to drink water. And by the way, this was the first one was being picked up very often. And that one, by the way, you know, so once on that level, he would point out every
single fault. And then when he had agreed on the price, let's say 1000 dinar, he would say no, no, no, no, no, let's make it less. Let's make it 900. No, no, you know what, it has more problems. Let's make it 800 No, no panel icon selected for 800. This house has even more than these problems at once. Until they will say that
he couldn't make a profit from his business at all until his people who would work for him.
Back home will sell for you will sell for you because you're gonna drop you're gonna drown this business. Because the man used to love people so much. There's no way no way he could make a profit from his brothers and sisters. Because in business, even if you are doing it ethically and islamically there is always a little bit of possibility of some mistake, or perhaps a little bit of exaggeration in marketing, isn't it. And but Allah
would love his brothers and sisters so much that it could not even profit from them.
And my brothers and sisters in Star Wars reported that as well. Rob your loved one, one of the companions of the prophets, I send them he used to have 1000 people working for him every single day in his day plantations, it was reported that as well.
At the end of the day, he had no dates left, every single day, whatever they had paid, he would give it to the people. So as one would say as well, whereas Fantasia isn't a given to the workers, as they want to be given to the workers. only so much so whereas the rest of the dates, and we used to say Don't you know, they're my brothers?
Yes, they are my brothers and sisters. What can be more important to me than to make them feel happy? What can be more important to me than to put happiness on the face of this man? Yes. Hello,
my brother. This is the one that we are missing today. This is the love for a brother and our sister is Tom that we're truly missing today. Something that truly permeates every single thing out there and really touches our hearts.
And in the authentic narration from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam we find a fantastic example of brotherhood. We find that a man in the authentic narration in Bukhari and Muslims reported that a man came to the Prophet system and said Dr. rasulillah I want to spend a night in your home many against the prosumer system. So the person
officers have stood up and said who will look after the guest of Rasulullah sallallahu.
So one of the Sahaba put up their hands, I will do so. So what did he do? He said, look after the kids gets to school, as I say, so I took this man, and it took him to his house. He went to his wife and said, Is there enough food for us? She said, What is only for one person? one person, one person. He said, Okay, do this, put more water to cook, and then put the fire on? And keep stirring the pot, and put the lights out? and make you think like it's cooking and cooking. And whenever the kids say where's the food, where's the food, telling us cooking? It's cooking, it's cooking. So she kept on doing it for an hour until the kids said where's the football. And in their tiredness, they
fell asleep. For Kids hungry, they fell asleep. And then the wife put the food in front of the guest.
This companion with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And because the lights were out the companion What did he do? He kept on putting his hand into the plate but not taking anything out and putting his hand to his mouth, pretending that is eating and the guests continue to eat. So the guests continue to eat thinking that his host is also eating until the finish of the film. They finish off the food who ate the guests only. And the host didn't eat.
So Pamela, the host, his wife, and these lesser children's panelo interesting.
Yes, Allah. So Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed, of course,
Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed a verse in the program. While you
the prophecies, some say in the morning, prophecies have smiled and said, Allah was amazed with how you were with your brother in Islam. Allah was amazed.
My brother and my sisters, now when was the last time you did something special for your brother and sister. When was the last time you did something really special.
But allow for once one day, one day, one day, try and go hungry because you've given food to your brother or sister. Try it for once. And live the spirit of Islam in your life. Live the spirit of brotherhood in your actions. But Allah give food to someone who's hungry, and see how sweet it feels the pangs of hunger in your heart. But nothing more sweeter than that. Because you're fed someone hungry, and you've gone to sleep hungry. And we know our man knows about Obama. And he will give you some of the most pleasant food in general. And because of that, actually,
my brother's my sister Sam, this is what his brother did.
That you prefer your brother and sister over yourself that you prefer them
over yourself because by law, you wouldn't want to do that for yourself too. This is the brotherhood and sisterhood that we want in our team. This is the brotherhood and sisterhood that our religion has become so well known. It is for this reason why
I used to say they used to ask me Imam. Why is it that you don't like to meet much people. And he would say because it is so difficult to lead.
It is so difficult to meet them. And I don't know how difficult and I don't think you know how difficult it is for someone like me to meet people like you and then to live.
Well, life is tough. while learning is tough. And this is my brother, one sister that
they used to say
when he used to say goodbye to his friends and to his colleagues, he used to say, into
my life is finished, my life is finished. Meaning you feel so empty in his heart, but Allah that he's missing his brother and sister, he would feel like something has been taken out of his heart. My brothers, my sister Islam, I urge you all to taste the sweetness of brotherhood and sisterhood. Like all of these people used to feel.
It was reported that I
used to love Abu Zubaydah, so much so that he would always want to visit me. And the only thing that would prevent Robert for 10 years of his life from visiting more than anything, was the fact that he had affairs of the Islamic government to look after. So once you wrote to our VEDA, who was then at that time, I will Abu Abu Zubaydah. He was then the Emir of Sham at that.
time. So he wrote to a woman and said Dr. Robin, I want to come and visit you. So what did he say? He said, No.
I don't want to give you sleepless nights. I don't want your eyes to be ready. So Omar replied No, no no, I'm coming along my way already. So it was reported in the authentic sila, Ahmadi Allahu, Allahu
Allahu Allah when to be obeyed at the stage of the night talking about Allah and His messenger. And they cried and they cried, they cried, and I will obey the said Yama Did I say don't come.
I didn't want you to sleep. I didn't want you to not sleep at night. I didn't want to see your eyes read.
My brothers and sisters now, it was reported that below the hour, I
made a promise you would not give the Ever After the death of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam. He said he made a promise after the Prophet son died, I will never give the other.
So the time
when Jerusalem was conquered, and beta map this was taken over by muslimeen. It was reported that when all the Sahaba went to Bethel like this, and they went there, then Villa with your lover who was there as well. And when
he was there, they went to the bed to say your beloved please.
He said he
agreed to break his promise. And he gave one and they said we're allowed to delay the Salah for hours because they cried and cried
because they missed the other metros
and they miss being with
my brothers, my sister Stan, this is the sweetness of rhythm. This is the sweetness of friendship. This is the sweetness of loving your brother and your sister with your heart but Allah and Allah This is a sweetness that Islam. Islam teaches us. It was reported that
one of the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would love his brothers and sisters so much that you would remember them by name at night, every single day. 70 of them and you would bet allow ALLAH forgive that brother. So you
forgive them you remember?
then you remember the next one, the next one next 170 companions 70 of his friends every night by law would make love for them.
It was reported that a chef mo allowed us to visit Mr. Ashman Ramallah chef he used to say
to me whom he used to say I love the righteous people but I'm not from them. So at that time, I'm African is to say, but rather, as he my brother to help bizarrely one who you love the Salafi the righteous people and you are from them. And we used to give him a sharpie, Ramallah only positive thoughts. And when he
passed away, he used to go to his son, and he used to say what blah, blah for your father every single night.
Every single night This is him, making
his friends friendly Allah.
International, where are we?
Where are the scholars Islam is making dua for their brothers. We are my brothers making dua for me and my sisters making dua for me, me me making law for you.
This is what strengthens our community. This is what ties us together This is what Bond's us by law. This is the essence of brotherhood and sisterhood my brothers and sisters.
It is for this reason why there have been reports nclr level nuvola certainly principles regarding genuine daddy. Gentlemen toggle is the science of talking about the narrator's of Hades.
And he says that because the principles of brotherhood are so strong in Islam, that if two scholars of the same era ever make the mistake of debating each other argument fighting and speak against each other publicly, then but Allah will not listen to each other statement against each other. So imagine, for example, my brother, Yasser, Allah, for example, the audience here, if I were to speak against him and say, Yes, so so and so. And then the answer comes down and he forgets his brother and sister are with me. And what is he saying? He says, To figure so and so
then by law, what would you do?
The ignorant amongst the Muslims. Some of you will follow to fake and some of you will follow yourself.
But the intelligent one amongst you will remember that we were mistaken we were, we were overtaken by Shankar. We should never have spoken about each other in that manner. So the intelligent amongst you will close the books. This is why the hubby's to say in his book and see Rama Nicola Kala balaclava goofy bog youth voila, you used to say what?
Two scholars at the same time they speak against each other. Their statement is rejected against each other and not reported.
Why? Because the brotherhood and sisterhood of Islam is so strong.
It is for this reason why I enjoy what I do in the science. Science, looking at the narrator's of Heidi, the scholars of Islam do not accept the statement of one scholar about another scholar of the same era and at the same caliber level.
My brothers and sisters Nam Allah Salallahu Mola reports an authentic narration a hell of a deed, for the love hour. And this is the narration. He said what law he said in relation to have the lead but he said well, like
if I give all my wealth, mountains and mountains of it in the path of Allah, and if I were to pray online and never sleep, and if I went too fast and never break my fast, and then I ended up meeting Allah on the day of judgment was I have not loved the people of goodness and hated the people of evil. And whilst I have not loved my brothers and sisters in Islam
and I'm not hating the people of to friendship, then I will be afraid that Allah will throw me into my on my face into the fire
What is he trying to say? He's trying to say that if you worship Allah and you pray and you fast but you fail to love your brother and sister in a slab then do not think that you're a bad is complete. Do not think that the obligations have been already looked after do not take loving your brother and sister and Stan is merely a recommended D it is obligatory my friends it is part and parcel of your deen
allied cannot find an example of brotherhood or sister with something that is more touching than what was reported by the
scene in the bathroom earlier
about this man by the name of for the for the
for the for the Mama
was a man who fought in the bathroom.
He went searching for his cousin. It was reported that
he was not harmed in battle, but his cousin was severely harmed and was about to die.
And he found his cousin on the ground. So when he found his cousin on the ground, he tried to give him water. When he was going to get in water. This man heard the cries of another Muslim. There was also another part of the battlefield. So he said no, no, don't give it to me Give it to him. So they wouldn't know what to do in a rush. He went to the other one. The second one. When it came to the second man. He was about to drink. And then he heard the cries of another man to his left, somewhere a little bit further down and says no, no, my brother over there go and give it to him. So
where do you run, run to the third one. When he ran to the third one he found the third one dead. So he ran to the first one, his cousin and he found him dead. And he ran to the second one and he found him dead. Yes. Ah.
Well, you will see rune added to see him while he kasasa
at the most difficult time with one sip of water but Allah He could have said let me sip of water and then he gave it to my brother. They did it.
And voila Jose reported that he saw in his dream that Allah subhanho wa Taala entered all the three hands and head into gentlemen.
So my brothers, my sisters, this is what brotherhood and sisterhood is that you prefer your brothers and sisters over yourself even if you were in severe difficulty.
So my friends towards the end of my lecture
Why should we have brothers a very simple
because Allah subhanho wa Taala said so he says in that beautiful book in normal movement known as our verily brothers and sisters. Verily Muslims are nothing but brothers or sisters of each other.
We are brothers and sisters.
That's it, end of story. And but Allah this bond of brotherhood, a system is so strong that nothing can destroy it.
Even if you back by me, you're my brother and sister in Islam. Have you not seen? Well, unless there's no plan? Are you a boo, boo boo Maja?
Does anyone if you want to eat the flesh of his dead brother or sister, but you dislike it? So use the word, eat the flesh of your dead brother and sister meaning therefore you're actually he's still your brother's sister even if you're back with him.
And then of course, what is the worst thing that can that you can do to me?
Can you tell me what's the worst thing you can do to me?
killed me right? Some of you said no, I can think of something worse that you can do to me.
What is worse that you can do to me is not kill me but kill my child. Would you agree?
If you kill my child, it's worse than killing me. Generally everybody. If I were to kill your child wouldn't be worse than killing you or not? Yes, well, not everyone would agree. But look at what Allah says.
He says about
that he is still your brother. What is he saying? He says yeah.
So Phil, Petula.
What does Allah say? Allah says all mankind verily.
Verily, the punishment of manslaughter is death in the book of Allah,
the free man for the free man, the slave for the slave, the woman with the woman, there is a former mafia who when he said,
So whoever his brother forgives him, meaning what?
Whoever the murderer is forgiven by the guardian of the one who is dead.
He is your brother still and ally uses the word.
Meaning even if you've killed the man's son, he's still you. If Allah didn't call
Allah use the word.
Can you understand that? That even if you were to kill my son was still my brother, a sister? Can you understand that? If this is the worst thing I can do to you, and this still will not break my brother or sister with you? What is wrong with me today that we break our brotherhood or sisterhood and our love for each other? to something more simpler than that? A simple thing like look at the way he looked at me. Look at the way he spoke about me. Look at the way he cheered at me. Or he didn't come to my party. He didn't do this. And he didn't do that. What are you talking about? Wake up. What are you talking about? Stop being childish.
Your brotherhood and sisterhood is far stronger than anything but there is no one in this audience that ask that you leave this hall except that you forgiven your brother and sister is that.
Can I ask everyone honestly, bottom line my last few minutes that I have? Can I ask you everyone in the audience to find someone next to you to your left or to your right? That is your friend, a friend in Stanford you find the person, this look?
Can you put that person's hand in your hand?
Put the person's hand in your hand. Give them a hug.
Give them a hug. Give it to it.
And say I love you for Allah.
I love you for Allah for Allah. For Allah.
Yes, Allah. Do you know what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said? He said, Whatever may
have been a fear. What is
fear? What is?
fear? What did he say? He said, Indeed, my love has become obligatory for the ones who love themselves for my sake, for the ones who sit together for my sake, for the ones who give gifts to each other for my sake for those who visit each other for my sake. So my brothers and sisters, this is the essence of brotherhood and sisterhood. It is for this reason why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, learn
to me, no one to know how to happen. You will not enter gender until you believe and you will never believe until you love children. And this is the essence of love. And my brothers, my sisters in Islam
I end with a very beautiful had these little sort of lost
A lot of a sudden, it's what another Hadith that I prayed and I prayed and I prayed and asked Allah will make it authentic.
Sometimes you find a really great idea, right?
It's not authentic. But Allah please,
make it acceptable. So I can tell my brothers and sisters because it's so powerful. And Alliance Oh my God. And I found that it's not for it and I found it to be possible and it's an authentic duration reported by occurred to me and asked him if it will be the and the chain that is a shard for it is intermediate sooner than me. So the rewire is of his hustle insha Allah acceptable. What is his narration? The narration is about the Day of Judgment. When the believers are on the hunter which is the last plane before the gates of the Day of Judgment. Gates before Jelena then it is reported that Allah Subhana, WA tada would at that point, divide between the believers and fix their
problems with each other. So at that point, any believer who has a problem with another believer will say, oh god, this person, he wronged me. So Allah will say, Take his good deeds and put your bad deeds to him. So he will fix up the relationships in that manner. So the happy marriage that two men will be brought out, one man who is a friend of the other, and at that point, Allah will say, Did anyone wrong each other and one of the men the first man will say yes, what about this man, this friend of mine who wronged me? So Allah will say, Okay, take us good deeds. So the man number one starts taking all the good deeds from man number two, takes takes deeds takes deeds. And then Allah
says, Is there more Yes, Oh Allah. He said this to me on that day who did that to me on that day, so he keeps taking his good deeds until that man has nothing but bad afternoon.
And the man the first man says, is still more wrong than he has done.
So Allah will say, so put your bad deeds on him until the man number one starts putting his bad leads on to bad number two, until Subhana luck, man number one only has good and man number two was only born. And what is the destiny of those people who have only evil deeds is Johanna animism and was the destiny of the one who has only good deeds is Gemma isn't it?
So at that point, Allah subhana wa listen to this having listened to it, attentively, this is the only thing you take back from today, then but Allah it is beneficial.
It is said inauthentic honey, in sooner than meaningless, acceptable Hadith, that Allah will tell this man, also, and so to this person, also. And so I will give you this and that. And I'll give you this and that is your agenda, this man that and you are meant for this demo to that level. And the man every time I will say this and that and more and more more demand will start smiling very happy and happy. And we will say Oh no. Why are you giving me all of this? Allah says one condition. What's the condition that you forgive your brother?
So the man who cried and he will say what love Your love by your by your greatness and your knowledge are forgiven my brother.
doesn't finish. Watch this. At this point, his first man will start to walk into paradise. The heavy rains that he will be stopped at the gates of Paradise and will not be allowed. So he will look up to God and say, oh god, what happened?
I thought you let me enter Paradise. And I forgiven my brother. Let me enter
and Allah will tell him enter into Jana, with your brother's hand in your hand
flight to cash and
be you brothers and sisters of each other preserve your unit in this beautiful country. A man must look after you and your families and give you all your heart's desire.