Surah al-Hujuraat #1 – Putting Allah First
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This week, we will begin a five week series on the 49th chapter of the Quran surah tell her gerat
This surah which was revealed after the Hijrah to Medina, is known as the surah of a clock of etiquette and manners, because of the many guidelines it contains for life within the Muslim community. The beginning and the end of the chapter both deal with our etiquette towards a loss of Panama to Allah Himself.
Allah begins the surah by saying, Yeah, you had a lady in a large vein he learned he was sorry, what Tapachula in Allah has sent me when Ali, Oh you who believe? Do not put yourselves before Allah and His Messenger, but fear Allah. Indeed, Allah is Hearing and knowing
a lot begins the surah by addressing us by our most important identity, not as men or women, not as old or young, not as autumn, or not out of not as rich or poor. But as believers,
our common ground and our strength is in that identity. And so that's the identity that Allah consistently appeals to when he's about to give us a command or a prohibition. What is the prohibition here? Let's look at the moon and full circle
to cut the moon, even Ferris in his dictionary of Arabic root words. John Mackay is a logger. He explains that this root, this word comes from the three letter roots thought, thought that meme which means to proceed to come before something else. In Arabic we call something Kadeem, if it's old, because it came before the present time. We call the foot a problem, because when we walked, it moves out ahead of us when we take a step
Allah says at the last ayah and Surah, Telekom qaddoum is seated
at a place of honor and preference, someone who is put before others. And finally, a more Kadima is well known, it's an introduction to a book, since it becomes, it comes before the main text. So when Allah says, led to God demo and full circle, he's telling us not to put ourselves out in front of, to not put ourselves before Allah and His Messenger, and the guidance that was given to us by them.
Our rightful place is behind, following submitting.
Allah is telling us here that in order to deserve this title of believer, yeah, you have levena Avenue, in order to live up to what it means to believe. We have to make a laws guidance, first in our lives, and we have to make our own opinions. And once secondary.
Now, every single one of us, myself included, when we hear these words, we nod along and say, Yeah, sure, of course. But every single one of us needs to evaluate ourselves and analyze our actions to find out if we're really acting according to this instruction. This has to do with our deepest intentions. This has to do with the compass that we're following that's guiding our path. What is driving and motivating our actions? Are we living for ourselves? Or are we living for Allah? Are we really here just to eat, work? Have children? is our only goal to have our kids have a more comfortable life than our own? Or are we trying to transform and uplift our community? Utica?
Are we trying to establish Allah's religion? Right here in our own backyard? Are we trying to bring justice, purpose and fulfillment to everyone?
Even when our outer actions look pious, we still have to check ourselves. Are we serving the deen? Or are we making the deen serve us?
When one of us stands up to give them a cookbook, or one donates money to the masjid or one has this title or that title or sits on this committee or that committee? We have to scrutinize ourselves? Are we doing it to serve Allah's religion? Or are we trying to build our reputation? Are we trying to pad our CV? Are we trying to pat ourselves on the back?
And how can one tell? How can we tell if we're putting ourselves before Allah and His messenger? One way is to ask yourself, what would you do? If serving Islam, or living like a Muslim didn't benefit you at all in this life?
And example, what if the person to whom you're giving charity turns around and insults you?
Would you still continue to give charity to that person?
If the answer is no, perhaps you're not entirely doing that action for the sake of Allah.
What would you do? If all the good things that you did? Were to go unrecognized? All the money and time and energy that you gave to the masjid imagine when you walked in that door? No one greeted you. No one even looked at you.
Would you still serve the message?
When we ask ourselves these type of questions when we test ourselves, if we find that our service to Islam is a little too self serving,
what do we do about it?
Allah knew we would have this question. And so he gives us the answer. He gives it right at the end of the very same verse, what Tuffle law and fear Allah, always be aware of Allah. Always keep Allah on your mind and in your heart, and even if you stray, temporarily, you'll be able to bring yourself back.
When Allah is constantly on your mind, and in your hearts, you can admit that you don't know. You can admit when you're wrong. You can apologize for any harm you might have caused, without feeling the need to defend yours.
up, because it's no longer about you.
In the law has semi on it a lot finishes the sort of the idea with certainly it is Allah who hears meaning here's all that we proclaim and profess that outward things that are obvious and are lean. He knows what's really going on inside.
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Do not raise your voices above the voice of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And don't be loud towards him, and speech, like the loudness of some of you towards others, lest your deeds become worthless, while you don't even realize it.
After Allah gives us guidance for our internal spiritual orientation in the first verse, now he's directing us towards the external to a concrete result of what's going in what's going on the inside. raising your voice directly at somebody is a sign of disrespect. It's a sign that your respect and honor towards them is not complete. It's lacking. We would never, for example, raise our voices at our parents. But even if you don't raise your voice, at your a person directly, but towards someone else in that person's presence in that person's company, that means that you've even then lost sight of the respect due to that person, which would normally require that you control
yourself of a hottie narrates the events that inspired the revelation of this verse. There was a delegation that came to Medina from the tribe of Tamim Abu Bakr and Omar were there and they had different opinions as to who should be appointed governor for the tribe of Tamim. Abu Bakar suggested one person and then Irma contradicted him and suggested somebody else. Abu Bakr then got angry with amo, saying, You only said that because you wanted to contradict me.
And so they started arguing, raising their voices in the presence of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa salam
prompting the revelation of this verse. Abdullah ibn Zubair said that after this verse was revealed, Ahmad would never be heard talking to the Prophet salallahu Salam, except by whispering
even the best two companions of our nation momentarily lost sight of who was in their company, and the proper respect that was due to him. So we too, can expect to lose sight of the respect and decorum due to Allah, His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the revelation that they gave us from time to time.
The important thing though, is that we develop a self awareness so we can tell when it's happening, and we can turn back just as the Companions did Akula polyhedra was Dr. Allah Holly welcome. When he started I mostly mean Culloden. First off, you know who in the Horn of Africa Rahim.
Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah.
After the verse about not raising one's voice around the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam, a companion after it was revealed a companion by the name of sabots even place even a mess went missing. Sabbath even twice if you're not familiar with him is someone worth knowing. He was from Medina, making him of the unsought from the tribe of cousin Raj. When the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the Companions came from Mecca, at making their Hijra to Medina the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam made brothers between the mohajir ruin from Mecca and the unsolved from Medina. So he paired with fabkids Ivanka is he paired our mouth even Yes, sir.
sabots was known as cultivo, to Sula. He was the orator of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, because he had a booming voice, and he gave very powerful speeches. One time a different delegation came to Medina, and they brought with them an orator, and he made hostile remarks towards the Muslims. The Prophet SAW I said, I'm commanded Fabrice, I'm gonna face to stand and respond to him. phablets speech was so skillful in both preserve preserving the honor of the Muslims, but also defusing the tension of the situation.
The Prophet Mohammed Salah said I'm praised him for this Sabbath, even Christ was eventually martyred during the wars of apostasy in the reign of Abu Bakar. So, Sabbath wasn't seen for days after the revelation of this verse, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam noticed this, and he asked around about him, he got sad even more of who was sabots neighbor to check up on him. Solid found sabots sitting at home, crying.
He said to him, how are you doing?
sabots replied, terrible. I'm the one who raised his voice over the voice of the Prophet Mohammed salah.
My good deeds are gone. I'm going to help.
Saad went immediately back to the Prophet salallahu Salam, and told him about the conversation he had with status. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam responded saying to Assad go back and tell him that he's not going to help. On the contrary, he is among those promised paradise.
This story is full of lessons for us as a community. First, notice how strong the Brotherhood was between the companions. If somebody went missing, people noticed, people asked after one another, they took time to get to know one another. And they truly cared about how the other one was doing.
This goes far beyond giving sometimes, the Companions realized that in serving their fellow Muslims, Allah placed an enormous opportunity for good deeds, and obtaining paradise. They didn't look at each other with suspicion. They didn't recoil. When they were asked to help out. They didn't have an attitude of That's not my problem.
And part of what enabled that trust and cooperation was the fact that they took the time to get to know one another. Sometimes we criticize those who asked for help. Why can't they get a job? Why can't they do this? Why can't they do that. But often, we haven't even taken the time to truly understand where that person is coming from, and what they're going through.
Sometimes, we're not even coming to the masjid enough to even have those interactions in the first place, and understand what's really going on in the community.
Also notice how phablet suspects himself first, instead of pointing the finger at other Muslims, when the revelation came down, he wasn't going around accusing other people barking orders. His primary concern was to assess himself and evaluate himself in light of the revelation. And he found just the possibility that it might apply to him. And so he assumed that it did
look at the purity of his heart to feel the grief and regret that he did, instead of trying to avoid blame, and make excuses for himself.
As the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, certainly the believer sees his sins as if they were a mountain he was sitting under, just about to fall on top of him
and the wicked, he sees his sins as if they were just the fly, passing in front of his nose.
Allah tells us the reason for not raising our voices at the end of the verse and tackle for our local one from that session room, lest your deeds become worthless while you don't even realize. This teaches us that our good deeds, they can be erased, bringing all of our hard work to ruin.
After giving us three prohibitions in a row, Allah then encourages us by showing the right way to behave in the livina Yagoona ASWAT seven in the Rasul Allah Allah equilibrium tahun Allahu Palooka Khomeini Taqwa Lahoma Farah toma as you do in alim, indeed those who lower their voices before the Messenger of Allah, they are the ones whose hearts Allah has tested for righteousness for them is forgiveness and a great reward. This is the opposite of what came before lowering one's voice, both literally in the sense of speaking quietly and figuratively in the sense of submitting to Allah's revelation. Not because we're afraid of what others will say, not because we want to fit in, but
because it springs forth from the humble submission that fills our hearts. When Allah says they are the ones whose hearts Allah has tested for righteousness. The testing here, according to Ibn caphyon means that Allah purified their hearts you
Because of their submission,
even cathedra then mentions a brief illustration. He says arm up was asked which type of person was better, somebody who avoids sin because he doesn't want to sin, or somebody who avoids sin despite their desire to sin.
Amo replied, The one who wants to sin and stops himself from doing so. is better. And then he recited this verse Buddha you can lean into Han Allahu Kaluga HomeNet Taqwa. Lahoma Hera tone well as your own alim. They are the ones who are laws whose hearts Allah has tested for righteousness for them is forgiveness and the reward.
Forgiveness and good results aren't free. They must be paid for. What's the price? Allah again gives us the answer close by this time a couple of verses later when he addresses those who used to shouts at the Prophet salallahu Alaihe salam from outside his house while in the home Sadhguru had tetap Raja iliamna kind of hide on level wala who got photo Rahim. And if only they had been patient, until you could come out to them, it would have been better for them. But Allah is Forgiving and Merciful. Patience is the key word here. We have to develop patience. We have to train ourselves to be patient if we want Allah's forgiveness, and his reward. Notice the context. Someone is standing
outside the house of the prophets that I sent him who never refused a request in his life. And they're calling out to him. The man who's calling out he wants things to happen on his time, when he is ready for it, as he thinks that they should happen. It takes patience to trust Allah. And Allah has plan for all of us. The timing that Allah has determined for us and once we develop that patience, we will find that submission putting ourselves behind and not before Allah and His Messenger has become a lot easier than it was before all of them original hyper haka What is it gonna take what arena belted about it? I was gonna Chinnappa hola hola. So that's the bay Nina. What
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