The Rope That Binds Us Righteous Predecessors

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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. Mighty brothers and sisters, welcome to a new episode of they're all which binds us as soon as well. Gemma after talking about the importance of following the Sunnah of the Prophet, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and explaining the role of this sin net to bring us together as one of the manifestation of holding into the intangible Gemma. Today, we'll talk about another manifestation of holding into the intangible gemera

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it is to follow the sin of the righteous predecessors or the early Muslims per scholars per generation generations or also some might say a set of silent, no the alarm, no masimo or a sahab you remember when we talked about the technical definition of the GML? We said some scholars said algebra means the scholars or the righteous guided scholars, or individuals or some set of Sahaba the alarm I know

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what I mean by here I use the word the Sunnah of the Sunnah of

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the sinner, what I mean by sin. Also, I believe, you remember that we said that sin, the word sin that means linguistically the way so it's the way of the righteous predecessors. It's the way of those early Muslim generations. It is something holding into it following their footsteps will bring us together, it will be part of that trope, which binds us as an A one oma.

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The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam once addressed his companion, and this had to be reported but even met in his Muslim net, and then reported in the books of as soon as well. How do you think about it in Saudi at all, the Allah Wa, the prophet Mohammed Salah, Salah, addressed the Sahaba with a great reminder, and they start crying in this video, so it looks like somebody who is going to leave us. It's a reminder of somebody who's going to leave us as if he's good buying us. Then they asked the prophets of Salaam gave us an advice, give us an advice. Then we can hold into it. The profits of Sunland park that reminder or hot about the tea game. He said whoever will live among you

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after me, he will see a lot of confusion. A lot of new things been invented a lot of changing dispute in Romania schminken fossati laughs and Kathy so how can

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how can we be saved from this confusion from these difference of opinions? Her from this dispute between peoples colors, countries whatever you want to name it. The prophets of Salaam said

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inhuman Yasmin confessor eleifend kathira sorry, conditionality was hora de follow my son and the son of Mahadeva, Washington, the righteous guided Hollywood halifa here not necessarily means the technical definition of Hollywood is the Caliph, the Muslim leader, not necessarily to mean that there is two opinions about this word here and this particular text on this particular Hadith, some said it referred to the forklift as, or the righteous God kalibo came after the prophet SAW Salem, Abu Bakar under Omar on Earth, man and alley, some said no Caliphate means the one who comes after as Allah subhanaw taala said in Egypt and without the Khalifa I will put in the earth, hollywood

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Hollywood means our generations will come after another year. Nia Hulu, Bhagwan, Baba, they will come after each other. So the halifa whoever came after the Prophet sallallahu Sallam basically carried the same role of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam in his society or in his community. What was the profits or salaams role in the society? He was the leader. So the amount or the Caliph, took over that and took this responsibility, but also the profits or salams role was not only to lead people, politically, he was not a political leader. He was also a messenger. And we know who inherited the messengers, the scholars, the scholars, because

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What the messengers provided their people with is the knowledge and that what exactly the scholars doing in this world and in this life, they provide knowledge to people. So those who became Khalifa after the prophets of Salaam, those who carried his role, the political role and the religious role, the political role appear in the reverse is the Imams and also those who came and spread the knowledge after the prophets are solid. So definitely Abu Bakar and Matt and Halle, they were from the greatest scholars among the Sahaba and they were callous as well. But this hadith will also include people like it would have been at best had been Romero de la Anwar and Sidney Malik, and so

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on, I shall have the Allah and Allah, those are scholars and move to among the Sahaba Allah wa.

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So that's why I use the word, the sudden, it is the word that the prophet SAW Selim used in his Hadith. Okay, you might hear ask a question, what does the Sunnah of the righteous predecessors means? I said, but how can we define this era? Who exactly we were talking about when we say the predecessors or set aside a hell of a lot? No Mahima? Are we talking about the Sahaba? Only? Are we talking about the first 100 years? Are we talking about the 200 years? Are we talking about certain individuals by their names? Who we are referring to exactly? By examine what the scholar said in regard to this issue? You will find there is some scholars try to define who is their predecessors

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among their own groups, like for example, when you read in the Hanafi scholars, books, they will tell you that from Abu hanifa until Mohammed, Hassan shibani, who passed away 189 Hijri 189 Hijri. That's the era or the period would we call it the predecessors area after Mohammed Reza Shivani. The considering from Allah Allah from the people who came later on, or some even will expand this to the time of Palawan elimination awani one of the greater Hanafi fapy.

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He passed away in the fifth century 448 Hijri. But this opinion is restricted to the predecessors among the fuqaha of the Hanafi group school of thought you'll see also in some of the handling is the hen Abdullah said all the scholars all the scholars regardless what's their method is all the righteous colors among Anderson before mm hmm they handle the consider this a sell off Assad are they consider them their predecessors,

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but after you know, they consider them alhadeff or who came later, but you see the majority of the shaffir in the Maliki define the predecessors that they are the one who came before 403 before 400 Hijri other will go

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to another definition like lasagna Mohammed lasagna Rahim Allah said, A Sahaba are the predecessors or the seller for Salah Rahim Allah, Allah and only a Sahaba. And I think said Sahaba and a Tabby of Sahaba and a tambourine.

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One of the most famous opinions which has been mentioned by suffering he, in his book and on Anwar Ivan Eben hasn't mentioned that in his book and first of all, and he said, this is the most common opinion among the scholars to define the predecessors or a cell of silence, he said, they are in the first three or four generations. So a Sahaba plus two generations or a Sahaba plus three generations after them. And this is based on Hadith and Nabi sallallahu Sallam when he said, the best and my own or the best nation is my generation. And then the next and the next and the next one narrator said, he mentioned three and other said no, he mentioned only two after the generation of the Sahaba Allah

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and Homer Allah include

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the early ones, that those who comes the predecessors or the setup of silence, the righteous guided early ones, either the one who came in the beginning, the first generation came, which is the Sahaba of the lineup, so everybody came after them. He fought

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They followed their footsteps. So they became an example a role model for everybody who came after them. Or we can say that the predecessors or the way of the preachers are referring to those who came the earliest and also include who follow their footsteps. But if you really would like to, if you look into that, he will say, Why I would say, and those who follow the footsteps why we don't go strictly to the first ratio, which is the Sahaba of the alarm, and said, that's the sin of the Sahaba. The way of the Sahaba is what we need to hold into it since everybody else came after them follow their footsteps. I think this is the most accurate way to define the word a sellable sada or

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the predecessors, righteous predecessors for several reasons one, the evidence in Quran was in order for us to follow the sahabas footsteps, the companions of Mohammed Salah salams footsteps, the Quran and Sunnah the textual evidence did not suggest that we should follow anybody else except the companions of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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Also, there is a large numbers of narrations from the second generation in Islam, or during Muslims to follow the footsteps of the Sahaba Allah and home who, probably Allah and even the Sahaba the companions themselves, order their students to follow the footsteps of the companions of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam also, there is no a single innovators, nor a single innovator sorry, among the Sahaba among the companions of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam among the companions of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Also, the companions of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, the statement has a special rule, which is, if any companion said something, and what he said became

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common, he known among the Sahaba among the companions, commonly known spread widespread, and nobody objected to it, it will be like an evident, like evidence became like a rule that we go by. And this is the opinion of all the school of thought among the four kaha NFV the Shafi the Maliki hambly. So if his opinion became well known, nobody object to it from the Sahaba. And it doesn't contradict anything Of course, it became like a delete it became a proof that the person must follow or use also in the Sahaba on the companion said, anything related to the unseen. And we know that this companion not from those who learn or study under, or learn from the people of the book, has the

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statement, who will take the role of the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam it means that he took it from the Prophet sallallahu Sallam straight also, this, the Sahaba, the companions of the Prophet SAW Selim, all of them trustworthy, we don't look into their eye data of they're trustworthy or not, they are all trustworthy, as Allah Subhana Allah was pleased with all of them. So these special rulings related to the companions made them so special.

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was still talking about a manifestation of holding on to the intangible Jamal is by following the way or the Sunnah of the righteous predecessors. My brothers and sisters, I talked about what we mean by that predecessors or a set of silent about the alarm and what I came home. And I said, there is two opinions. One said it's strictly related to the Sahaba to the companions of the Prophet SAW Selim. The other opinion said, Whoever came after them and follow their footsteps, either to 400 Hijri, or it is only that two generations who came after the companions, or three generations. Anyway. Regardless, the time, the idea is either the Sahaba the companions of the prophets are

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silent, or those who follow the footsteps. And we came to conclusion that the Sahaba, the companions of the Prophet SAW salons are the one that we've been ordered to follow them because they are special, there are special rulings related to them. It'd be messy to draw the line and said a very beautiful a statement and it can be just perfectly related to our subject today. He said, Whoever among you talking to his students from the second generation Islam, the successor that he wants to follow someone, he should follow the companions of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, they used to have that purest hearts, and the deepest knowledge and they are farthest from complications and

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complexities and the closest to the guidance or to guidance of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, the closest to the guidance of Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the best affairs manners. So they have the best affair. They have the deepest knowledge, their knowledge is not complicated. And it's simple. And also they have very pure hearts. Then he said, and they are generation whom Allah Subhana Allah to Allah chose to accompany his Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, and to establish his religion, so know their status and follow their footsteps. For the were guided upon the straight path. Yes, we should know their status. And we should realize their level

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and their important role in this religion. Once I was still in my brothers back home, in Houston, I was telling them

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when they came here, and they saw how people migrate to Houston, and there we have immigrant people, every maybe week or a month and pick new faces comes to Houston. Every week, especially after Katrina, after people lost their homes in Louisiana. Anyway, I was telling them, I remembered what the Mahajan answered. I remembered what OnStar have offered and mojari. Half of they're both they offer them to come and to share with them, their homes, everything, the foods that we're delivering even their businesses, and I said to myself, if we were there, do you think we'll do the same

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We really should appreciate the role and respect them so much for what they have done to Islam.

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Anyway,

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here, there is another questions, I think it's important to comment on it. Is it a historical period or a methodology? When we talk about the way of the methodology or the way of the sell of asylum or the way of the predecessors? Are we talking about just a beautiful time? The Muslims had its historical things, just nice story we know about the first and the second third generation Islam, or it's a methodology that the set and we should follow.

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Because some people today, they say that there is no way to there is nothing there is no such things to call the methodology of the breach assessors or the set of asylum of the law and

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they said there is no such thing exists like that. And unfortunately, this statement, I heard a lot, but it's not true. And it's not right at all.

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But before I will say why I want to make one point very clear, which is when we talking about the methodology of the early Muslim generation, or the predecessors, we talked about their methodology in general about the Sahaba the aligner. So when they say we should follow the footsteps of the Sahaba we follow the Sunnah of the Sahaba I'm not talking about one individual. I'm talking about a Sahaba enlarge I'm talking about the way of the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam what they agreed upon what they used to believe in general, not specifically so and so person or so Ansel a companion. That's why mmm no am Rahim. Allah said this rule regards their methodology

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as a group, not their single opinions, not their single opinions. What is obligatory upon every Muslim he said, or actually shall stand between me and him. Allah said, What is obligatory upon every Muslim is that he does not follow one person in all matters, except the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he should not follow any group in all matters, except the Sahaba or the alarm and Humala. So, when we talk about one individual to be followed, his way will be Mohammed Salim. When we talk about the group, it will be the Sahaba, the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi

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wasallam.

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That's why you will not find any disagreement among the companions of the Prophet SAW Selim, in the matters pertaining to the fundamentals of the religion, and the principle of faith, you will not find such thing exists, there might be a difference of opinions and things. But this is not related to the fundamental, or the principle of faith.

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When the Sahaba spread out among the lands,

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after the conquests, the knowledge they spread, can be divided into two categories. One, the methodology of understanding and practicing the religion. Second, their personal he had their personal opinion, regard some issues, some new issues regarding fake issues that occurred. So the spread to things, their opinions, and some matters, or new matters or new issues that occurred in that time. But in the same time, this spread and the taught people, the methodology of dealing with the religion, the methodology of understanding the religion, the methodology of practicing the religion, the methodology of treating the textual evidence, and treating each other and treating

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others, even though if some of them made a mistake, but still, the idea, the methodology in general was cleared, and developed to the next generation Islam, the tambourine the successor, and they did the same thing to the third and the fourth, some people claim that is just an historical thing. There is no such called the way of the predecessors or the setup of Allah. And this is not right, as I said earlier, because by looking examine the statement, by looking to that history of Islam, you will see in the beginning from the first century in Islam, you will see the same

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methodology being carried from one generation to another, because what I am afraid of that some people think that this methodology that we talked about the heat and the sun and the way to that we accepted the old

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Any authentic narration who we accepted as source of religion, regardless, it's our data or felt matter. Some people said, Oh, this is just maybe they've been telling me and vented that Whoa, nobody knows about the different between the different categories of tawheed. Before, for example, Sheikh Mohammed Abdul Wahab, they said all these has no basis in Islam and this is absolutely like this absolutely wrong and not true. When you look at that, the methodology of a synagogue America through the history, it will you find it the same, even though there is a difference of opinions, but the methodology in general, it was the same. You will see the methodology and the synergy may

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have been reported by chain of narrators in the books of the sudden go to to any books of the sudden Lexington Avenue magic. I'd be the son of Abdullah zap masala be shaybah go to the books of Tafseer like a poverty behind him even a special book in Al Qaeda, like the book which is written by Atlanta or urban Botha or others, it will documented the methodology of Ensenada and unfortunately the time is up and we will continue our discussion about the importance of following the footsteps of the predecessors in the next episode. salamati Kumar