Guidebook to God #05 – Is it enough to only be from the righteous-

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saw early versus Muslim. What does that mean? Slightly is to be pure righteous, a good man, a good woman, to be a person of substance to be a person who practices what they've come to learn to be a person who says, I hear and I obey, to be a person who attempts to be good in their conduct in privacy and in public life, to be a person who is righteous. Mashallah Mina slyly hain May Allah make all of us masala hain but Is that enough? And should that ever be the place that we attain our completion? Or do we seek to go past it and to be meaning most Lehane to be a person who helps others become solid, solid, and Muslim slowly has where your content and hamdulillah for you

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yourself, your home your family to do that which is right. And that's a beautiful thing. And may Allah make us minister Allah hain. But that's not enough. That's not the path of the prophets. The prophets of Allah will not just send to be good people see as being a good person is a wonderful experience. But you will not ever attain the heights of a man the heights of righteousness, you will not complete your ethics and your morality unless you care for other people. And Allah Subhana Allah to Allah tells us in the Koran, an idea that was misunderstood, and that Abu Bakr also declared the Allahu anhu re invited the Sahaba even to understand it in its correct way. Allah subhanaw taala

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says near the end of the fifth chapter, so total Mati de la Yoda Rockman. Bala is at a datum it won't be of any harm to you, if others are led astray if you remain upon hedaya guidance. And Abu Bakr radi Allahu anhu said, Ansel to Mojave Hill I Allah v. Manzella, you have brought this verse in a place that was not meant to be understood. It wasn't meant to be hate To hell with everyone, as long as I'm going to gender as long as I'm doing what's right. As long as my wife and my children and my home and my family are upon it, I don't care about anyone else. That actually is not the understanding of the ayah. The understanding of it is that eventually on the Day of Judgment,

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everyone will be according to their own deeds. So even your wife who you care for, she's going to try to take from your good deeds she's going to try to take from your husband, and she's going to try to put her say yet upon you. And on the Day of Judgment, you won't be wronged by Allah. If you have not done what was wrong. If a person you haven't wronged them, you will not have any volume, no oppression will be for you. But this does not mean that in this life, we turn away from other people and say, You're on your own. I'm doing my own thing that is pleasing to Allah. Allah Subhana Allah records many of the prophets of Allah in the Quran, one of the most famous of them of course is sure

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I will not only do lol is la ha must have thought. I only wish for you, my people to provide Islam to help you rectify your affairs. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he was sent as Alma he, the one who removes hardship from people, the one who removes sinful behavior, the one who corrects people. We're not just people of those who do good deeds, but we are people of those who recommend the good to others yet morona Bill maroof way and how Nonnenmacher were you mean una bella. We are people who enjoy what is good upon ourselves and others. We forbid and we hold back people from that which is sinful and monk or an open vulgarity. And we have a demonstratable belief in Allah, that is

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the height of our emaan that we seek the good for other people as much as we seek it for ourselves. Why else did Allah send us messengers and prophets who walk the earth in the lands to call people through their habit and example? Why are we encouraged to bring people to the masjid to make ourselves in jamara? Why don't we pray in our homes and fast as individuals? Why do we give ours a guy and encourage other people to good? Why is it that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that the one who said nothing Islamic sooner than has an The one who establishes a good deed that other people see them doing it and they follow them in that like regard. Allah Subhana Allah to

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Allah will give them the reward of everyone who followed them without depleting the reward of those who have done good after them slowly versus Muslim. That essential element of being a righteous person is that you use that righteousness to lead people towards Allah subhanho wa Taala. To invite people towards good the Prophet warns us Allahu alayhi wa sallam in the Hadith of the ship of salvation to Hadith narrated by in the Sahaba Imam Muslim with the prophets of Allah. It was

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limb said, the example of people of giving and commanding what is good and forbidding what is evil, the people who have led people in righteousness and in calling them to righteousness camellia call minister Morales Safina. It's like the example of people who drew lots who had a lottery as to who would be able to give to be given a good seat on a ship. So imagine the ships of the past, there was the under bowels of the ship. Under the ship, there's no windows, there's no fresh air, there's no fresh place to go to the toilet and things like that. You're stuck in the bottom of the ship. So when they would come to set sail, everyone would pull out a straw. If you had the short straw, you

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were in the bottom of the ship, if you had a long straw, you sat at the top of the ship. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam said, the majority of people are put in the undercarriage in the under part of the ship. And very few people are allowed to sit on the space of the top of the ship, where they have open access to air freshwater fishing and are able to enjoy themselves, he says so I send them eventually as the ship sets sail. And as people have moved on in their life, the people in the bottom of the ship they begin to coral and they coral with the people above them, and they say give us access and the people above them if they're not wise enough to help them and to lead them to

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that which is good. And if they leave them to their own devices if they show oppression to them if they turn away and disregard them. The people in the bottom of the ship eventually will say to themselves how about Nadia Kofi haha let's drill a hole in the bottom of the ship. We'll get our own water we'll get our own air not knowing that this will be disaster for intera cool whom hella cool hella cool, edgy Maryam marine. If the people at the top of the ship are not smart enough to help those under them. The people of knowledge above them, the people of Dien, the people of practice the people of righteousness that people are being a slightly hand if they leave the majority of people

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without seeking to call them to the truth. Leave them to themselves. They're going to drill a hole in society, they're going to cause sinfulness to permeate amongst all of us that it will bring drowning to everyone. halakhah helico Jemaine those on the top will be as drowned and as in peril as those in the bowels of the ship. What a vivid example given to us by the Nabi Muhammad sallallahu alayhi

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wa sallam let us translate our life to being from those who are slowly but also seek to bring happiness contentment, rectification, enjoying what is good, forbidding what is evil, commanding people to good, recommending to them a path of righteousness, teaching and educating and sharing and charitable pneus upon them, inviting people in a way that is pleasing to Allah. In fabulosity. He asked him to turn back insult with favor, to give good comments not to be critical and hypocritical in our dealings of others, not to have a hearty presence where you think that you're smarter, or better, or more righteous or more learned that I know more, and I practice more, and I wear hijab,

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and she doesn't, and I have a beard, and they don't, and I go to the masjid and they don't I know more of the huddle and where are they going to be with Allah to have a presence of heart that your righteousness is also predicated not just on the odor, but the inner feelings of your heart and the genuineness and sincerity of purpose in dealing with others? May Allah open our heart to being from those who are solely to being from those who are committed to a path of righteousness seeking that which is good, seeking to obey Allah subhanho wa Taala to lead our families and our communities to it. But more importantly and equally along with that is to use our leverage of righteousness towards

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inviting other people to the truth. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us callers unto Allah higher as he sent us, Mohammed so I sell them Nabeel higher sal Allahu Allah Mohammed, or sallallahu wasallam osito Vedic Allah Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sallam your brother your hair Brahim was Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh