Channel: Yaser Birjas
This talk was given at the Valley Ranch Islamic Center
Broward County Florida
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so what kind of food the what kind of food should you give your neighbors?
The best food as you said this food
What kind of food the best food right? Doesn't have to be
does it have to be the best food
whatever it whatever is so what is the average to you? Right? Is that what we do? What should we should give our neighbors? But are we doing that? That's a question
now let's give them the profits of the last element in our home Allah Allah and this chapter hakoda the rights of the neighbors. He says Carla, I want every one of you there in the Allahu anhu Kolkata Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Yeah,
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What does it mean? He said a Buddha rajala han He said, The Messenger of Allah sallallahu wasallam ordered me come and meet us, oh Buddha. Whenever you prepare a broth, it means you press soup, to put plenty of water in it, and have in your mind the members of the household of your neighbor.
Another generation he said to him, my friend, he says My dear friend Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam advised me saying, whenever you prepare you prepare a broth or soup, put plenty of water in it and have in your mind the members of the House of your neighbors and then give them out of this with courtesy. So what does it mean? The prophet SAW Selim is Sterling Avada Avada. If you if you're going to cook food, then don't forget about the people around you. Obviously, this was in a culture where cooking meat was luxury. You understand that? That's crippling the context. In back in the days, most of the people they would eat dry food, whatever that is. I mean, if I should allow the
Langham the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam in his household, the month after the month after the month, they will pass by and no fire will be lit in the house of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam so the people are shocked like your alma what kind of food then do you eat? When if there is no fire? in the house of the prophets, Allah sell them for food, what kind of food you gather. So then the two dark things the water and they
they drink water, the date amazona said date. And all most of us would think just eating dates. No. Well, they can use it in different ways. They can mix it with yogurt, they can have it with flour, they can mix it with butter, they can mix it with many things, and they make dishes but none of these dishes requires fire. It's just simple men with date, the primary food in that meal of the ingredient is date. So therefore when they cook meat, it's a big thing.
And here's Rasulullah hasta la sala is saying to the people who have the luxury and have the privilege and that opportunity for them to cook meat. He said if you're going to be cooking meat and the word the word the purposes of good moral cotton in America, if you're going to be cooking broth or soup what's the difference between cooking meat and Superjet man what how do people make soup usually when it comes to animal bones,
bone whatever is left over you know when you when you cannot take the meat off the bones and many people they throw the bone away?
Well, the maraka usually the Mara eventually if there is meat, that's great. If there wasn't then attraction is made of the bones. So they put the bones into the water to make that broth. And then eventually the professor said if you're going to do so, then add more water. What he means by that Salah Salah, don't waste anything from the food.
And if you're going to be cooking something as little as just soup broth, you're going to present your your family with food with with soup, then add extra water and share with the neighbors. Share with the neighbors. So obviously today today that wouldn't work with your neighbors right
Imagine carrying a bowl of soup broth with some bones in there. The professor Sam said son says I want to share this with you as a man it wouldn't work very well. So how do you understand this? How do we understand it? Of course obviously it is its cultural and also historical context which means if that was the average of what they eat then what is the average of what we eat share from that
today what's the average meal the average food that people share together and this was in the Muslim community what would it be?
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so it's very early right. Basically we say if when you take the Briana out of it we say the rice in almost every Muslim culture there is a main dish made of rice almost right so rice has become the average I would say you know kind of militia so if you're gonna cook something like that, share with your neighbors share a dish share something not necessary that you have to feed the whole household but share something as courtesy because a professor seminar generation he said for a simple Min habima roof then share with them out of courtesy
like it doesn't have to be to feed them all. It doesn't have to be to fill them up doesn't have to be feeding six you know individuals simply share with them something that is out of courtesy that they know that you're sharing with them specifically again we'll put things into historical context back in the day if someone was cooking meat How would they do that? How do how would they know that actually
course the whole neighborhood will smell
the whole neighborhood know that awesome Hannah the house of Avila and they have been fired today the vertical law and of course the smell will come out. So in our in our household Hamza lamb and this is might not be easy to identify. But again the expectation that if you if you cook something, it would be nice if we share something with your neighbors in sha Allah, Allah again the prophets Allah Salam is not necessary meaning broth or or soup that you have to share soup only, but the average of what you have in your own household share with the people around you that Allah Subhana Allah make us among those who always kind of nicer the neighbors or Bananaman Allah have any
So that back and then of course, obviously, the numbers might not be as close as they are today, especially if they live in the open spaces, right? So you might have 1234 house households around you today, Mashallah neighborhood, you have a whole plenty of house around you. So what do you do in this case? Do I have to share with everybody? No, not necessarily the closest to you, though the neighbors next door. That's the most important any person to the one on both sides, and probably across the street. And we identified in a previous session, we talked about the Muslim neighbors and non Muslim neighbors or relatives, non relatives, all these different categories. But what about if
someone would like to invite everybody, instead of sharing the food with them, you know, given the sending the food to them, you just make one party
and invite the neighborhood to write your household for example, you have a big backyard, you have a nice beautiful swimming pool and invite the neighbors to come for a swimming pool party has been provided goes right. So in this case, are you allowed to invite people for this and consider that part of this howdy? I would say yes. Within the historical context or cultural context it would count as part of this Michelle? Oh
yeah, yeah. Obviously if you're gonna invite non Muslim neighbors you're gonna have to be and kind of briefed them on the on the etiquette right? Especially if it's going to be a swimming pool and fortune
500 so we're on the same page.