Iamy Convention 2012 My Yesterday My Tomorrow Lessons From History Sheikh
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa Taala. Baraka,
a salam, Aleikum,
Shangri La Bella alameen sallallahu wasallam Baraka Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa seldom at the Sleeman kathira maba.
When the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam arrived into Medina, a dog that the chef was speaking about that hometown, for the Muslims for the early duration of the Muslims, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he saw the condition of the believers, the Mahajan and the answer. And he felt so bad for the condition of the Mahajan, the refugees, even though the answer were not to be among the Arabs who were very gracious and very generous, but they did not perhaps do what the prophet SAW some was expecting to do, out of the best of what they can offer. So he taught them a lesson. He taught them a lesson that we all know it was mentioned and explained to you in the
ayah al Maha the sense of brotherhood, and what was that side of Nairobi? radi Allahu Allahu wa sallam. neurobion was one of the unsolved Abdurahman now was one of them Mahajan, one of the immigrants. So when I was a wealthy man in Mecca, he was a merchant. They used to say about him when he was as a businessman, successful businessman. He can turn the sands and the salt the sands of the desert into gold if you want it. He was so clever merchant that he can convince you to buy the sand from him. He was so clever for the lawn, but when he left Mecca, he left with nothing except for the clothes on his back. Why is that? For the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala he arrives in Medina,
nothing there in his hand. nothing except the skills that Allah Subhana Allah bestowed upon him, the Messenger of Allah establish the system of brotherhood and Maha. So south of Nairobi, became the brother of Abdul Rahman and so he takes him with him.
He takes him more than he goes to his house. He says, Listen, my dear brother, Allah subhanho wa Taala blessed me with so much wealth in this dunya I have two houses, you choose one of them, I'll give it to you. I have multiple gardens, you choose one of them I'll give it to you. And he offered him something so generous that unexpected he says listen, I have more than one wife if you want choose one or divorce her for you when she's free inshallah you can marry her. Can you imagine generosity that extent?
Do you guys have people like this today in this world? What words I have dropped man have been house position from this. You might say Saudi Arabia. This is so generous of him. What is so impressive as well? Is that the mohajir in the immigrants they never exploited their brothers the answer. They never took advantage of that. Oh, this is cool. Or can I can take this Can I get that? Never. He says barakallahu li Malika we're in a sukham Mela bless you in your wealth and your family. Can you show me your marketplaces. He says I'm a businessman show me where the marketplace I'll take care of myself in sha Allah tala within one week. Abdul Rahman now he walks in the streets of Medina, the
Messenger of Allah looks at him dressed nicely, smells beautiful, so uses perfume, meaning he acts he had excess wealth to buy perfume. So the Prophet says carlebach Mashallah, what is this? He goes jasola I got married
in one week, now the youngest has really yeah, Allah, where's this? Where's this society Gemma, where this community that you could come as a refugee and within one week you get married and have excess money to buy perfume Mashallah, you walk around like this. So the Messenger of Allah He told them, how much did you give her basically, for a dowry for Omaha, the bridal gift. He says it was number one in the hava the weight of a dead stone and gold. So he had that excess wealth to give that much money into as a bridal gift in one week. He was so clever on the low end, but the point here is that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam established this system, that these people were
all willing to offer that much that much for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Do we have these people around us?
Do you have Have you ever heard of something like this happening today? This is like a utopian society for us right now. But voila, it is still real.
You know, when you have to get to know some money you have never seen before in your life. These are very awkward moments, right? But then when you have to have them like your brothers and sisters, even more than being blood relatives to you, that you have to share inheritance for them. Now that is really impressive. To show you the example I would like to ask each and every one of you please, each and every one of you. I want you to turn to the person sitting to your right side.
First, and then to the net to the left side, hold on wait, wait, wait to the right side first, and then to the left side next after that, and you shake hands with them, looking them into the eyes and saying Salaam Alaikum. My name is XYZ. You mentioned them of course. I want you to do that. First you start with the right side and then to the left side, look into them into the eyes. Can you please do that? This will go ahead.
Okay, I guess we're done. hazama
Bismillah. Let's get back again to session now. Let's get back again to session.
How many of you? How many of you shook hands with someone they've never seen before? Raise your hands.
You've never seen this person before. Who was next to you? Raise your hand? Okay. Mashallah. Most of you, right? How awkward was that when you look into the eyes of someone you've never seen before shaking hands and just given you offer your best you introduce yourself to them? Was it easy?
Now next time when you see them, I guarantee you when you walk into Charlotte at this conference, this convention over here, when you see them, you're gonna have you're gonna share a big smile with them.
Why? Because that was kind of fun, right? Imagine when you have to share your lives with them.
Like them? Oh, Hadrian did. That's what the prophet selasa wanted to do. We just shared smiles right now. Imagine when you have to share your life, to share your wealth, to share your experience to give them that support system that they needed all of this. And you just shared few seconds, just less than 30 seconds and just handshake in and look into them into the eyes. Imagine you do that every single time you go to the masjid with strangers. You see them at the masjid they come for the first time I shake hands with them. Look in the mirror, I say Salaam Alaikum. My name is XYZ. What's your name? These are very awkward moments at the beginning. But then next time you see them it will
be a big smile. Because the barrier was broken handler. Now you move on. My point here is that one sort of law here sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he came to Medina, he wanted to establish society. He wanted to establish a full society. What were the basis of this society towards chef Mohammed was mentioned and explained this to you tours were mentioned in this society, our society, Allah subhanho wa Taala says Hola, Dena, tabo dhara when a man and those who turbo which means they were residing, they were living in that door, which means home, and he man and faith. So they had the home, which is Medina, and faith in their hearts. So their hearts were the home for that man. And
their physical presence was in that physical presence of Medina, the home which is in Medina. Now even in English language, because in the Arabic language Allah use the word dar, there is difference between saying dar and Beit just like when I say in English, then when I say in English house and home, if I say house, what is the image that comes to your mind first, what is it?
The building, right? The doors, the gates and all this stuff? But when I say what are the come to your mind,
the serenity, the family, the values you're talking about? That's the difference between using dar and wait in this ayah and the second part of Israel he man having faith in that society in that dark. So we're learning two things over here. They will values and that society is a family values.
Family Values, society, building society, and what was the initial or the basis of that society? A lot of what I mentioned this idea of a man based on what on faith, we're talking about faith based society,
faith based society. Where did we get that from? Look at all the practices the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam was recommending to the Sahaba Ramadan, I'll share with you a few a hadith most of you know this hadith and the shapeshifter Do you want to read it as well? The Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as he says, the law of the land so far and Muslim tala sallallahu alayhi wa sallam law you may not have
had time. He may have been upset. No one is a true believer. You're not a true believer, until you love for your brothers and sisters. What you love for yourself. You're not a true believer. You can claim it but you're not true. Genuine in your faith and your belief in Allah subhanho wa Taala until you love for them what you love for yourself, which means and you also hate for them what you hate for yourself.
It's not just what you love. Look at the opposite side. If you hate to commit sins, you'll hate it for your brothers and sisters. If you hate to talk, ill or or or
Speaking, gossiping and backbiting you help for others as well. If you like prosperity for yourself, you would wish that for them as well. That's one second the professor Watson says what La hawla wala Holloman wala Holloman three times repeating that he is not a true believer. This is not a true believer. This is not a true believer. The Sahaba words were alert was we're panicking now. Who is it? Your Rasul Allah? Who is this person? columella manager obovata the one whose neighbor is not saved from his ill treatment?
Who your neighbor, if it's not safe for him or l doing and wrongdoings, then you carrying the sin of that neighborhood.
So you're not a true believer until you you expose your neighbor to that which is good. From your, your manners, your relationship with them. So can you imagine that? Even when Allah subhanho wa Taala spoke about Iran and neighbors, he mentioned? Well, Jared, well, Gerald, you know, he was so happy Belgium. So you have three qualities. Algerian corba, the neighbor who's relative to you, while Gerald Juniper and the neighbor was not relative to you was Sahaba, Belgium and your friend who's living around you. So you have different relations, some of the amount of see they say Allah subhana wa tada speaking about neighbors over here, and neighborhood extends, as far as 50 houses
and all directions. That's what you call neighborhood.
Can you imagine a lot commanding you to take care of all these neighbors around you, all these neighbors, you should be actually responsible for them. And even the vestige of Salalah Solomon said jabril came to me and he was asking me to take care of the neighbors masala jabril, you see nibble jar hatanaka nazarenko. So that jabril kept coming to me and keep advising me in regard to to neighbors, treating neighbors, well keep taking good care of your neighborhoods and neighbors and so on until I thought he is going to demand inheritance to be shared between neighbors.
To that extent, as if neighborhood or the relationship between the neighbors becomes higher at higher rank than the blood relations to that extent almost the Messenger of Allah sallallahu wasallam said, Man can you mean we will have a Luma those who have believed in Allah believe in Allah and the final day for Leah, for higher on, Alia Smith, live this person say that which is good, or remain silent? How many of you know people they don't speak with each other because of what someone said a word that just cut ties between families, blood, relatives, friends, neighbors, and so on? Why? Because some reckless statement came out from someone wasn't calculating the risk of
saying these words. If it wasn't good, keep it for yourself. That's what the professor Sam is asking us to do. Why is that? To keep the door based on these values? So it's still a man.
So there's many of these like this, what is this? Now what is the underpinning value over here? Or that? What is it actually share one thing in common with us over here? The profits lesson begins every single head it was what led man faith. He says he's not true believer, man can a human whoever truly believes in Allah and the final day saw a man that is the meaning alladhina turbo dharawal a man that their hard days are the people who occupied the home of Medina. And also they had this man in their hearts. So establish that society, that feeling of home and door, you need to make that that actually that practice of the society, faith based practice or society. How many of us practice
this hadith? Well, I don't have to give you any too many hours of lecturing and so on. You guys all know that. If we can just follow this, this instructions of the Prophet sallahu wa salam Ali, Justice Allah and manners among the population of your own neighborhood, your message your community, we will save a lot of troubles, a lot of even investment in so many activities. Why? Because at hamdulillah the society is well behaving as established on a man, just like the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he commanded us to do. We see that, based on this when the Prophet sallallahu wasallam he established al Maha, that sense of brotherhood among the brothers and sisters
when they arrived from Mecca to Medina. The whole principle here is to establish this sense of unity, the sense of
feeling as one community as one family. For this reason, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam tried as much as possible to eliminate all these all these racial differences among the communities as much as possible. Some of you might say racial differences. What is the difference are talking about here, when they all are ups? True? What do you guys live in New Jersey, right? There's a start up among themselves.
You have measured of the Egyptians measure the Palestinians measure of this measure of that let alone the other ethnicities and then even when the same measure you have this measure of the Ramallah people this measure of whatever other series of Philistine and so on and then within the same message you have family XYZ family XYZ, look at all these different mutations have the community if you so sad for the oma
so sad we divided also busy in the accidents even sometimes all these fella hands have dilemmas it is better for me or vice versa. Can you imagine?
This whole division based on these pity things Han Allah Rasool Allah has Salalah Sam, he did his best to eliminate everything, especially specifically racial issues. And one of these occasions or Buddha or the law of the land, you know, our he has a very interesting story. rhodiola Han, he was one of the early people who embraced Islam. He came to Mecca when the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was still teaching or preaching in secrecy. He was still in that phase when it was very dangerous to come out saying that you're a Muslim, was very dangerous. He heard about him from some somewhere so he came from outside Mecca. And he arrived in Macedonia louder and secretly he meets Rasulullah
sallallahu Sallam embracing Islam he's from from afar, actually.
And been over for well known to be kind of aggressive tribe, and then on the on the trade route of Mecca. metcons. So when I Buddha rhodiola run, he embraced Islam he went out and Mecca exposing Islam to the public.
And the Prophet don't don't do that they're gonna hurt you. He didn't care. He just went out. He said, he said la Illa Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah people they came beating him up until they start bleeding on his face, our workers so they can listen this management afar and his drivers on the on the trade route of your, of your busy route. So they stopped and they let him go. The professor Sam told him go home, when you hear that on handle and prevailing and when they come to me. He came later to Medina. So he was not he was not shaved basically by the love and the manners of the early of the early Muslim in whoever the prophet SAW some all these years, even though he was one of the
early Muslim men. So when he came to Medina, the allowed Allahu Akbar, there was an encounter between him. And one of the Sahaba Bella rhodiola. Ron Bilal was ever seen and originally from ever seen was African. So he had dark skin. So when he had that encounter with Villa, kind of, you know, that the original Arab culture of that time of being racial slurs, and so on among themselves, he said few words to him. carlina soda, you and your blood mother.
Can you imagine? Someone says something like this as a hobby rhodiola Dylan. Bilal was shocked. He wasn't used to that treatment from the Sahaba. So he was shocked.
But he didn't say anything to him. He just felt so bad. He went to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam complaining to him. You know, the other day we had this issue about rhodiola and he said so and so to me. The professor was very angry. He was very angry in defense of his companion without law, the law of the land. So he calls the Buddha Kala Jacobian
I used to be a man is what is this?
You're trying this to a shaman because of his mother. Is that what you're trying to do color in the country and Vika Hillier unfortunately still have some of these things in your
Ms. I feel so bad that we sold it for you that you still have the traces of ignorance in your lack of manners and treatment. How many of us you guys know in the Muslim community they have these issues among themselves. This is our ob This is non Arab. And even among non Arabs, they have the Hydra baddies versus those from the south from the all these differences because of what things you have no control over, right? You were born into that society into that culture. And you had a choice to eliminate all these differences for La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasul Allah, or Buddha when he heard that from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he himself, he feels so bad and so sad, so
grieved by that statement or the alarm and guess what he did? He was trying now show remorse. I didn't mean it. I'm very sorry. So what he did wrong, the law of the land, he put his cheek, he puts his cheek and his face on the floor, on the dirt. And he says in the message of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam and he's he made it public, that I will not gonna I'm not gonna raise my face off the ground until Bilal comes and steps on my neck.
He says I want Bilal to come and step on my neck. So we can at least I feel that that he that he forgives me for what I have said to him, only then I would raise my face on my head off.
So they went abroad Milan yagura. Come and take this guy out.
He's sticking his face to the ground for so long right now. So Bilaal comes, and you think he stepped on his face
He says You deserve it. He didn't say that. He went to me bend down. I pulled his hand he says Carla Tamia to stand up my brother. Stand up. mela forgive you just stand up.
And that was the end of it.
No fighting, no verbal abuse between among themselves. And so we're just an amazing society. Imagine we have this a lot amongst ourselves to do. Imagine we have these flags and manners among ourselves. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he wanted to create a system and he did. And that system is based on these two statements Allah subhana wa Taala mentioned in the Quran Adar when a man to create whom, for the people of Medina, family values for the people of Medina and making this based on a man. If you expect your reward from people, you will always be disappointed, true or not as a man.
If you invite someone just because you want them to invite you over next time, you will be disappointed.
If you give someone an expensive gift, expecting similar to that and return you will be disappointed. If you do your righteous deeds only to please people you will always be disappointed. But if you do it for Allah subhana wa tada and only for the sake of Allah azza wa jal, you are always winner. Even if they responded that responded to you in a negative way. Even if they respond to kindness without his opposite to it. You will still feel winner because of hamdulillah I'm just visiting Allah subhanho wa Taala as Allah subhanho wa Taala says, learn only Dominica and Wallah Shakira. Listen, we don't expect anything in return from you. And we don't expect thank you from
you. That's in the Quran, and Ayesha, that was her slogan of the Aloha. Learn reunion come Jasmine wala Shakira, we don't expect thank you from you. We don't expect anything in return. Many people, many people they cut ties and they cut relationship basically inviting each other. Why? Because they're afraid obligated if I invite if someone invites me, I'm gonna have to invite them over. And we don't so they stopped inviting people. Why? Because it's going to be too much.
I can't handle all that pressure, those social pressure when was supposed to be very, very simple. When it comes to
another example, of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam sharing with this oma that we have, it's all about establishing society based on family values. And based on faith, Carlos, Allah, Allah, Allah said, I'm happily Muslim, Allah Muslim in homes that help me resist the rights of the Muslims, on his brothers and sisters, the believers of that community he counted five, when you count these five rights that you need to share an exchange to the rights among the Muslims. Some of these actually are completely inexpensive and also considered, let's say, insignificant in our mind. In our calculation, they are insignificant. The processor licenses of these five things most of you
would know that one of them he said sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to shmitah latas that if someone sneezes what do you do?
You know someone sneezes
you just said Hama colada them right? How long does it take for me to serve hammock Allah? Today when you hear someone sneezing? You look at them. Do you know them?
If you know if you don't know.
The professor Sam says Raja Salam if someone says Salam aleikum, WA
Look at you. You're not even responding properly. Jamal, Salaam Alaikum
Mashallah. Buenas Serra de ceram. You also consider the same energy.
It's not someone saying salaam aleikum to you and he said
Wouldn't that be disappointed to him or her? Absolutely. So when someone says Salam aleikum, Allah subhana wa says, here for how you be asked and
if someone greets you, in a way you agree with that, which is best First, if you couldn't at least equal, but if someone says Salaam Alaikum alaikum Sana, very disappointing.
Very, very disappointed. So even the quality of your greeting is required from you when you when you return the salon. So the Prophet Solomon has asked you to even when someone invites you for food that you accept, that is the most troubling these days because I know if I accept the invitation, that means I have to buy a gift, I have to get that stuff and then you have to invite them over. And if there were 10 people over there, that means Oh my god, you know what, thank you very much Well, I will visit
we have another arrangement, that handle and so on. We have cut all these social ties in the community because of our own calculations of these values completely. If you look into the eye again, Allah subhanho wa Taala says well, Athena turbo Da Da Li man. Two things keep in mind if you would like to establish good society for this community, making it like home
For everybody, Adar not the outside structure of a fancy Masjid, as much as the ambience, the feeling, the feeling of home and family when they come to the community and to the masjid and the second to make it faith based society. Always remember what you do have good deeds, you're not expecting anything from them as is nothing from the people. You don't expect it from Allah subhanho wa Taala because Allah Allah Yeoman, that's what the prophets Allah says, You are not a true believer, unless you do 123 you always remember that these are the values you look for, and if you do so, I hope inshallah tally would have the best, the best Muslim community that everybody else
will be envy in that community inshallah zosen Well, hamdulillah alameen wa sallahu wa Nabina Muhammad wa Salaam salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
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