Channel: Yaser Birjas
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Humberto salatu salam ala rasulillah Allah Allah He was a happy mama wala, and hamdulillah It's a pleasure to see the monsters filled with such light such radiant faces, feels like it's Ramadan, a Juma and Ramadan. Mashallah.
And hamdulillah we're here because of the topic. We're talking about the life of the greatest man that ever lived. The Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and it's a good sign that his remembers brings people out to the mustard. And it's a great honor. We have one of our instructors and our shoe that's beloved to this community shirt. Yes, sir. Burgess, doesn't need much of an introduction. We all know him. And we love him. And this is testimony to that fact. He's teaching a class this weekend, tomorrow night, Saturday and Sunday. And we're here to hear some words about the Messenger of Allah sallallahu wasallam from chez Yasser, just filete.
salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
hamdulillah galamian. sola, sola Baraka novena ala alihi, wa sahbihi wa salam alaikum.
Before I begin talking about the flock of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I just want to make another comment as usual when I come to this community Mashallah I'm really surprised with the beautiful reciting of the Imam over here. Amazing, amazing citation, speaking about Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam from the words of the Divine Allah subhanho wa Taala in the Quran. If you've noticed what the citation was about, it was about Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam as he was mentioned in the Book of Allah azza wa jal, Allah subhanho wa Taala testifies for the applause of Mohammed Salatu was Salam O Allah, and Allah Subhana Allah says about him. We're in Mecca Allah
Allah, Allah Allah Navin, indeed young Mohammed in makalah, coloca Nadeem, you are at a great standard of character.
The kind of character the Prophet sallallahu wasallam, displayed in his life became the example that Allah subhanho wa Taala praised him for.
And if Allah azza wa jal testified for someone, there is no doubt that's not been given any testimony. It's from Allah subhanho wa Taala. There was a little Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as he was described in the Quran, Allah Hara shared for this beautiful recitation.
I showed the Allahu taala and one day she was asked about a flock of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, people, they come to watch Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam and he asked her how was Hakuna visa loss and how was his his you know, his kind of course of conduct? How did he deal with the people? You know, we always focus on the answer. Every time we hear that story, just like now I'm talking to you. Most of you already know the story. You know that Heidi, and you always know the conclusion. She said can Lupo Koran, his manners is a flat word, the Quran itself, it be casilla him Allahu taala and interpretation of this hadith. He said that Allah or and that means Bill amarin, which
means whatever commander was there in the Quran, he was the first person to follow any prohibition that was mentioned in the Quran. He was the first person to abstain from we all know that. And perhaps you understand the interpretation of the ayah. What is so surprising is not really the answer as much even as the Inquisition over the Sahaba, the Allahu anhu, about the lack of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam. How many of us even thought about why even they ask the question,
why would people go to Arusha said, How was it luck and Avi? sallallahu? wasallam? I mean, don't they see him outside? Then they see him in the middle, he comes outside, when they see him when he walked in the streets, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam haven't been narrated to us all these stories about him being in the battlefield, but him being in the magic making salon, Nevada, why then would they go to ask
about his luck? For a very secret thing? People usually they have two phases. One is public. I want us private, either any husband here in this message, to be happy if I go and ask his wife, how's your husband at home?
Each one of you gets gets a little bit nervous. Why? Because we all know why. We're not the same people outside. And we're not the same person when we go home. At home, we have more relaxed, kind of, you know, just a little bit laid back. And we start getting relaxed and some of the rulings. Why because I'm at home I'm just chilling. I'm enjoying my time. I'm not gonna stress myself out. But when you go out in public, you deal with the public face. So when the people went to Ayesha, and they asked her how was the clock and Avi sallallahu wasallam. They will not ask
about him in public, because they have seen that they were asking her house Rasulullah Salah salon you know at home is he is he the same as when he's outside. It's very hard to see someone inside the house equally though they are outside the house, extremely hard to do that. But also to law, his selasa was the man. He was the one that is played this face salatu wa salam on a inside his house and outside his house. He was the same person. He didn't have double faces. He didn't have that that personality complex many people would have is a flock sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was the Quran itself. He was the interpretation of the Quran in real life. salatu wa salam Ali. So when you talk
about interpretation of the Quran, there are two kinds of interpretation. You have an actual interpretation, which is in the allot of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam and you have the regular repeat interpretation which is what you read in the Tafseer what you do translation of the Quran Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam Allah and manners were the actual interpretation of the Quran in real life. Which means if you want to know what the Quran really says, You need to check his his plot and his life salatu wa Salaam Ali. So who is a flood sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam were praised in the Quran. When Allah Allah Hulu Nadeem, you are indeed at a very high grade standard of character
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Salah rasulillah Allahumma salli wa sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad Ali wasabi wasa limited Sleeman kathira
Marine Sophia Hi, radi Allahu Tanana. She was the daughter of one of the leaders of the Jewish tribe haven after
I won the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam married her. Now she was the daughter of one of the great leaders of her own people. She's married now the Great Leader of the oma Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. What would she expect from that, in that culture, maybe one you know, become victorious over a nation you take your daughter, their spouse or children so on, you might think that you're going to be enslaved. But this woman she sort of sort of law his sallallahu alayhi wasallam, marrying her freeing her and marrying her, which means elevating her status. And now the way he treated her sallallahu alayhi wasallam. She was so surprised that she said Mara to Santa
Hulu, canon Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I've never seen anyone more behaved in terms of a plot and character than Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
One of the ways he thought he treated her that maybe impressed her so much, that when she used when she wanted to mount go on the common thread on the common. He went down sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he himself, he kneeled all the way down, placing one knee up for her, and then allowing her to use this as a step. So she stepped on his knee, so she could go on the camera. And while she was doing that, he was covering her with his with his job, so that when she raised his one foot, the other would not be revealed. And you could see that in a moment. Imagine that it's a panel, ah, beautiful as long as it just like a mother and techniques people today use when you open the door for your
wife, and you hold the door for her. And just be courteous, be gentle, and being kind and nice. She saw that. And living with him. She knew how will behave his luck. Salawat law he was ceremony So hi, Mara to us. And hello can never I've seen never anyone like this. There are no sort of law here. sallallahu alayhi wasallam. When people usually think of Allah and manners, specifically in our time, why do we always now why do we focus so much on the subject of a lot? people they come to me just even yesterday, someone came to me and was talking to him about the subject of a flood, how can I make sure that my kids will grow up with good character,
it has become a very, very important subject and so dangerous subject these days. Why? Because the reference, the point of reference of US law is changing, completely changing the culture of individualism and we live in the West over here makes people develop their own character based on their own preferences. So there is no set of rules how to behave. Yes, society gives specific guidelines. But these might be loose, and people even can do whatever they want to just develop their own character. So the subject of point of reference for the US law has become so loose, and that's why parents they come and say, Oh, my God, my kids go to school, and they learn these things.
They go to go home even and they spend some time over the internet and they learn some new law. You know, even today, people are complaining about kids when they go to holiday, or an even
I can't even have my kids being safe here or they're everywhere. So karma
What is the problem? The problem is that we lost the compass that moral compass. What kind of a lot are we looking for? As the people? What kind of a plot are we looking for? It seems that we have a problem in almost every aspect of the US law. When you talk to some people, they complain that Muslims, they lost their sense of justice, even though they're wrong, but they're not fair. They want to give me my heart kkoma, right. Women complaining about their husbands being so harsh, means there is no mercy. There's no kindness. Kids are comparing the parents are yelling and doing this and that and so on. So there is no that tenderness in the house. When it comes to courage, asking
Muslims to go and step for their own rights. They complain, they say, we can't do that, we have to keep things quiet. So we lost courage, we lost generosity, we lost so many things.
So almost almost gone. And not so many people are doing much really to bring these back to the community. And if we would like to have set of rules of law, manners, example role model, you can find in any word except in Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. In this lecture, inshallah hota barakaatuh Allah, I'm going to talk to you about some of the general a lot of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, of course, I can never give the true heart for the lack of Rasulullah sallallahu in a few minutes I can do that will lie we can even do it in one seminar. You need seminars or seminars just to speak about one holiday at a time. One example of the manners of Rasulullah
sallallahu Sallam at a time, this for us, just to bring at least to our own perception, understanding the concept of human perfection.
Of course, as human beings we understand we know we cannot be perfect, such as you know the angels, we can be like that. And the professor himself he said that you can be like angels never. But we can be we can reach that human perfection and abuse alcoholism says in the Hadith, Campbell Amina Rizal katha many men reach perfection, human perfection
wamena Nyssa. As for women, he mentioned fue by name sallallahu wasallam. That means there is something called human perfection, we know that human perfection exists and the way human behaves. So if you make a mistake, how do you become perfect? You're going to correct that. Repent Allah subhanho wa Taala. If you have done anything that is unjust, you make justice. If you have just done something you feel it was not actually right, you go and you correct that. That's how you become a perfect person in that sense. So let's see some of the flaws of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
And by the way, the subject of the law is very, very important. Maybe for some today, specifically young generation guys, you might not think that's very, very important to you, specifically still in school, but it becomes extremely dangerous for you when you become serious about getting married.
When you start thinking about getting married, that's when it starts going to shut up the other says please, can you give me this key? Can you tell the people that I'm good I come to the masjid in sha Allah, you know, you would like now, people to testify that you have good character Why? That's what most people look for. Maybe after you know being a doctor or an engineer or whatever, and then it's the houses that la
basura la his Salah la Some even he mentioned either jayakumar de Bona Dena hula hula COVID xojo if someone comes to you, and you're satisfied with their Deen and Allah, then accept them in marriage, give them your total demand. Why did the Prophet selasa mentioned these two things Dino mahalo calm our Villa they actually translate this how the auditor interpret this hadith by saying this is your as luck with Allah subhanho wa Taala the creator and your will Allah subhana wa tada is creation people.
So when I say Dino, how is your relationship with the creator?
When he says well who Luca who his manners character? How was your relationship with the creation of Allah azza wa jal and when you see Rasul Allah, his philosophy on both ends his relationship with the creator and his relationship with the creation, you will see that great standard of character sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Let's begin with his o'clock with his family Solomonic persona. I have of course you guys will know that last the love notes and we have a whole chapter on that lock of Rasulullah his Salah Salem, with his wife, just to just to refresh your mind and your memories, and being some of the stories of the prophets of Allah some of his wives First of all, he sallallahu
alayhi wa sallam said something, it is just like a banner is something like a slogan. That should be actually the slogan of every husband in his life with his wife, and also the law his son, Adam says, Hi, Rocco hydrocone Allah, one of
the best among you are those who are best to their families, particularly speaker about wives to his wife and his
We're on a hurricane Maria Holly and I am the best of my family.
What does that mean? is the best among you, not the best in terms of charity this or that he says the best of their families, and I am the best of my family. He's telling us if you want to follow the example of the best example with your family, follow mine. Look at me. How do I treat my wife? How do I behave at home? That's what you need to learn from me. And when I she said kind of Hello call for an Look at him at home. sallallahu wasallam it's exactly the same thing. He follows the example of the Quran, and every halaal and every one aspect the professor's would be the first person to do the holiday and abstain from the Haram salatu wa salam ala rasulillah salam wa sallam
who'd be so nice and gentle when he talks to his wife, even hijo de la causa by these beautiful nicknames. You know, when you have your wife and she has a very long name, you don't have to mention the entire name. You can just give her a nickname. And I shot a lot and Anna, the Prophet xlsm used to call her ish, just like saying I use these days.
So when you call her by these nicknames, it's a beautiful thing. And this is rasulillah his awesome talking to his wife. This isn't the Arabic language course for him. When you shorten the sound, for the sake of making beautiful we just make it as a nickname over here Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam when he used to eat, he used to help even around with with the food sometimes he would do with his hand Salalah some help. As I showed the alotta she said can I sell a lot harder than
he used to milk the goat for the families
and bring it to them.
And when he eats with his wife, he wouldn't be the first person to eat even like today most of the husband sitting at the table waiting for the food to come. And once the his his plate is in front of him, he starts digging in. Before even his wife sits on the other end of the tables of Hannah was Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, he waits for Ayesha to begin and after she eats somebody who should drink something he says handed me this over give me this. And he got that cup sallallahu alayhi wasallam and he drinks from the same spot where she had her lips are the law of the land her showing a kindness kind of touch or gesture for his wife salatu wa salam ra
Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam he used to even help himself in the house knowing that his wife You know, just like anybody else you might get tired. She might not have actually the maybe the time for it. So he wouldn't really bother to go on course Why don't you fix this for more to do this for me? If he had the time sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he would sit down fixing his own shoes. Can I ask if
he would fix his own sandals, sell a lotta sell them with his own hand. I want you to just visualize that. He is a great man Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the great messenger of Allah 1000s and hundreds if not even actually 1000s of people at that time we're hearing of him, whether they like him or not, but they knew who was he has a great man solo. Atilla was allamani sitting there in his house, grabbing his own sandals, fixing it with his own hand.
You might say some holla he had time to do that. Absolutely. He had time to do that sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So he was this handyman around the house. And it was also that man will help his family and show His love and His kindness to his family. salatu wa salam O Allah.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he was fair and just and he would specifically to show His justice, particularly in the house, and I know outside the hospital, they might tend to be more you know, accepting to this but fairness with their spouse becomes an issue of dispute between a husband and wife. But here's Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, he follows that that rule of kind of fairness, one of these Extra examples, which might be
a funny story that comes with it when I showed a lot around her. She received Rasulullah saw some with a guest. He said, Do you have any food? I want to just give to the guest. She said I don't have anything ready by I can fix something. So while she was fixing the food, the prophet SAW some he sent to the other houses. It says if you had any food, bring it to the house of Arusha. Now how could one other woman bring food to the house have it it's my house? How could you feed somebody you know from for someone's else food? So she could very jealous when own Salama she brought some food. I showed a lot and she broke it that dish and the profits awesome. He could get upset if you want it
today. If this happens in someone's house, there'll be the end of the marriage.
But Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, he didn't feel you know that she did anything wrong in that sense. He just felt that she was extremely jealous. He smiled sallallahu sallam. He started collecting the food. And then he told he told the people that he says a lot of Tomoko Machado she became so jealous. And then he gave another actually play
To sell them on audio louder than perhaps sentiment when she was looking at the place he was surprised. That wasn't the one I sent to the profits of the lesson. Of course, maybe later on she knew what happened. But the time Rasulullah has taught us and he showed that fairness and justice by you know, just even a matter of plate, give it back to him sentimental delana when Allah Allah Allah Allah Sam used to talk.
He used to talk nice and nicely when he speaks he speaks slowly sallallahu wasallam Ayesha de la she said my Canada sort of La his sallallahu wasallam yesterday the ser de kumada he doesn't speak like you you know continuous talking Look at me I'm talking continuous right now.
Maybe time has changed. But when the professor some wasn't that the best timing he would speak slowly and speak to the people to understand from him. Ghana tequila masala la lesson by column and fossil leaf man is very decisive clear message. So people can understand. From Rasulullah, sallAllahu wasallam. And even many of them, like even Masuda della and even Ibis said at the time of Rasulullah, sallAllahu wasallam. People, they spoke less, and did much. And that's why there was so much Baraka in their time and their efforts. And at the time of the Sahaba, after the term Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam which means now when the new generation starts coming, and many of the
Sahaba now disappearing, so they start talking too much and doing less.
Imagine after 400 1400 years, what happened to our time Subhana Allah now actually, we don't even we don't talk and we don't do anything.
So no talking nothing just You keep quiet and just let everything happens. It's not my business. At the same time, there is no much actually done. Unless we go back to the example of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam Rasulullah sallallahu some of the kids since I'm seeing kids right now actually here, so that you guys don't get upset with that Prophet sallallahu sallam, he had a beautiful example with the children, his and their communities. His children for example, when he used to do the hot one remember, I know for some people dismember is something sacred. So the members of the member may get very annoyed if something wrong happens in the hotbar. But here's Rasulullah
sallallahu wasallam, given the hotbar and it says that hasn't come in in a child plowing through the crowd. When a child coming through the cloud starts tripping and falling, the professor Allison could not stand seeing his child, his joint young child during the fall basically falling in between the crowd. So he stopped the hotbar he stopped football Juma stepped down, went and he picked up a lesson came all the way back to the number and then he put him on his side on the side and start continuing with the hotbar. Now knowing that the people were looking at him as he was doing that, he says he never knew he had to say you know, this child of mine, he's a master, he's a leader. Well,
Allah knows the heavy pain if you attended the meeting, no muslimeen perhaps one day, Allah subhanho wa Taala will use him to reconcile between two conflicting parties. And it did happen many years later. He was the reason for the Muslim Ummah to get back together and when Gemma when the conflict of the earth and a sham ended by him considering tomorrow God allotted
so the poverty is stopped the hunter hobo is so important to pick up his grandchild sallallahu wasallam Mama, the daughter of his daughter, Zainab rhodiola, Lana, she was a young girl as well. When he prayed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, there were many reports he would hold her in his Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on a young girl. What could be younger doing, you know, with her grandpa, as he's praying, and he's holding here.
Now, of course, that it doesn't show any details. But I'm assuming like any father, if you had a child and you've ever hold your child and salon, your child, perhaps we'll be playing with your beard, messing up your turban on your 30 year old maybe wants to get down and then come back again. And I believe that man will do the same thing. And Rasulullah sallallahu when he goes to the ruku he puts her down when he comes back from the sujood he picks it up rhodiola Nana masala Holly
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he used to walk in the streets of Medina and he would see many of the young kids of the community and he would give Salaam to them. Kids are playing in the parking lot over here. Why don't you as an adult, show them an example of respect say Salaam Alaikum kids
instead of just passing by just as if you see nothing they're completely disconnected from each other the older generation from the younger generation and don't worry, nothing's going to happen inshallah Tada, no one is going to comment anything wrong. Just say something when it comes to the kids to the children Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam used to do that, and it was reported even that sometimes he would be playful with them in the streets of Medina in the app.
Medina when the kids see adults, what do they do? They run away. And the professor doesn't start running away. He sometimes play with them by tapping them here and there.
He will talk them so that they would just say, oh, Russell was playing with them. What a beautiful spirits of kindness. Look at how how the professor Sam is now leaving these beautiful memories for these young ones so that when they grow older, they remember sort of like a sort of, like mahamudra neurobiological and he says, I still remember when I wasn't a boy, a toddler. I still remember Matt jet and Magellan Wu sallallahu wasallam fugi. The prophet SAW Selim, he actually splashed water in his face. He says he was playful with him. And he splashed water in his face. You know how kids love water. So he did that. And he was this, he would became an adult. And he would remember from our
sort of law, his syllogism that incident, were an amazing thing. So hard to remember from our sort of life. So I sent him a moment of kindness and mercy.
Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam.
He was very forgiving, extremely forgiving.
And is one of the subject that's effective becomes very hard for people to accept. You know, people don't like people to take advantage of them, right? Anyone would love to be taken advantage of. No one would love to that people take advantage of their kindness, right? So if someone being kind to somebody, and in return these people, they actually act in a harsh or rude manner towards them. So how are people they lose their minds over this? So after I've done for them, that's how they reward me Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam he was very forgiving Soto one sort of like the law he was said on Monday, not
necessarily said he had never got upset for something that was for himself. Never. But unless something about the dean that was violated, that's when he gets upset. So he gets angry.
When he came to Medina, or Sorolla his subtle asylum he needed to pay some debts for somebody. So he borrowed something he bought some dates from a Jewish man in Medina. And that Jewish man actually, after some time, he came after the Prophet sallallahu Sallam asking for a payback. Now he wants to take advantage of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam being a newcomer, and him very well established, you know, in his Jewish tribe and so on. He came and he arrogantly grabbed the Prophet selasa former scholar and he grabbed him harshly and he says, Yeah, Mohammed or Mohammed pay me back. In the Crimea, Masha, evany, Hashem Coleman, Makayla, Mizzou, Ben and Hashem you always delay your
payments. Visa, you are known to be basically people who always delay payments. So America was there. Now, you know, when Omar is there, what happens?
Somewhere, he says, Yasser, Allah more than a Vauxhall rasa. Let me just give me the camera and I'll finish him. I'll chop his head. But the professor as he said to him, he says Yama should have actually asked me to pay him nicely and on time, and asked him to ask gently, that's it. Which means if you look at it from above, if you just take yourself out of that emotional, you know, kind of anger that had happened because of this. Now, as you listen to the story, you feel so angry, how dare this man do that?
Sort of law, his civil law system, he took himself above these, you know, human interaction, he took some of that, and we looked at it says, you know, you That's right, I should have paid you earlier. But you still needed needed, you know, to ask me, you know, in a gentle way. So Omar when he was told that the professor said go and pay him that much, and add him 20 more 20 bucks and 20 pounds more, because you've heard him
somehow not paying him extra money, because you scared him. So he deserves to be rewarded. You know, just for him being patient with you. I want he gave this to her to the man who says no, I got my money and I got I got enough says no, the professor says you deserve more because I just I scared you because of what I said.
And for that reason, this man said eyeshadow La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasul Allah, the prophet Allah some was never sent as called the judge to go and judge, you know, between people in that fashion. No, he wasn't there to judge them. But he was there to help them to guide them to bring them to Allah subhana wa tada and the law surgeon will judge between them on Judgement Day, even with his servants, and I saw the law that I'm a young boy who served the Prophet sallallahu Sallam 10 years. He said the Prophet sallallahu Sallam never macaroni Juana, honey, he never yelled at me. He never scolded me. Mama call Alicia infantrymen asalta while he intellectually Matata he never
even told me for something I've done. Why did you do that for for something I haven't done
Why didn't you do that?
One time the Prophet sallallahu sallam, he sent him for something. He said, Go and fetch something for me. So as being a boy, young boy, he went out and as he was, you know, going after the need of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, he passed by some of these others, he finds a group of kids. When you see kids and kids is passing by a group of kids were playing, what expect this kids to do? their kid definitely is going to be walking in and start looking at them. And suddenly he stops watching. He's interested in engaging right now. Then he sits down, and he finds himself playing with them.
There are pseudo lions blossom after a while he says nsec after a while, I feel someone grabbed me from behind. He grabbed him from his neck. Then he said, I looked it was Rasulullah saw some smiling in my face. He goes, What did I send you? Please remember what I sent before? Because I get it right now.
That was it.
No yelling, no screaming? No, you're fired. Nothing.
Just that. Did I send you for something? Did you do that? He says no, you're just going right now. And he went and he did that. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Even with that, man, I mean, if something, maybe these examples, you could tolerate that at some point, but let's assume
non Muslim, or Muslim comes inside your Masjid.
And they check this corner over here. And they start urinating in that corner.
What would you do this individual
You probably crucify him outside the masjid, maybe
at the time of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, I bet when came into the masjid, and they were not used to the fancy bathrooms and these things that we have to del handle our brand, I mean, so he came into this place and he looks around this corner has some people sitting there with Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, that corner was empty. So he goes to the corner hiding himself and he starts urinating the Sahaba and so they jumped over him, the professor said, let us remove, don't hurt him, just leave him leave him leave him for now. Which means let's you know keep keep the janazah contained for now. So just keep it there. So eventually, when the man finished the profits or loss
and he said call him just bring him to me. And he asked him to go and put some water on this now just so they purify the corner and the area. And then he thought this man he says listen, he says these places are not for these kind of things, you know, is are for lists alati will a karate karate karela so these plays are for Quran for Salah for remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala this man, he was so overwhelmed with this kindness and mercy for sutala his Salah salon. So seeing of course the difference between procedural laws instruction and the attack the almost in a vicious attack of the Sahaba was this guy thought Allahu Mohammed Mohammed
or Allah have mercy on me and Mohammed and nobody else.
Which means these people don't deserve that mercy just me and Mohammed man, this man sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam his man his service and which means you're making something so tight,
which means this is actually so broad, don't tighten this, the mercy of Allah is so broad. So now, even a condition like these, you need to show kindness and mercy. I know in our massages, we have regulations, we have specific rules and so forth. Some people that are really ignorant, they have no idea that it's not permissible for them to come into this space with shoes on kids, they don't even know that you shouldn't shouldn't be doing that, or this and that and without blaming their parents for it and so on. I agree. We have to have specific discipline people they need to teach their kids how to behave in the massage. But at the same time, if you're going to be taking things in your
hand, please do it gently, like a sort of law, his sort of law when he was in London, kind of a sort of law, his subtle as an extra nudge it allowed on he was so humble. Salalah Hardy was so humble. He could own the entire world adonia but he preferred sallallahu Sallam to live a very humble lifestyle. You know sometimes
people they're forced to live a humble life. Why because they cannot do any better. Which means if your allowance pinata, Allah God that Allah has done that your your risk would be a little bit tight, you might not have enough to live a luxurious life. So this kind of forced life of humbleness. And if you accept that, you definitely show a great deal of good character. But those who Allah bless them with wealth and riches in this dunya and they choose to humble themselves and lifestyle, not being stingy, though. It's not a matter of being stingy. It's a matter of being so humble. Is that Allah no arrogance when dealing with people and others and so on. Well sola his
philosophy was that man, he was always so humble. Salatu Lai was anomaly and when people used to come before
him some of them would come shivering. Carla when I felt like a man came to visit the profits of the LA salon. When they brought him before the profits on a lot of labor ceremony, he thought he was coming before a king or something. So he was basically trembling and shivering. The professor Lawson says how when and how not to take his first man abroad to attend kind of taco queda Mecca. I'm a man, the son of a woman who used to eat I'll call it the Mecca, buddy B Mac, which means that the kind of insignificant food that people they say just regular food just like anybody else, so you just take it easy. And the Prophet sallallahu sallam, he always said that in the manner
that I am slave of Allah, I am a slave to Allah subhanho wa Taala. So call me Abdullah, Sulu, and call me the slave of Allah and His messenger. And even when the Bedouins and the Arabs used to come to Medina, and you see the Prophet sallallahu, wasallam, some of them out of arrogance, they would say, Why is he acting like a slave?
Why is he doing that? why he's sitting with, with the people with the poor, like everybody else, why he just, you know, sits down and it's like everybody else, as if they're expecting him to be someone who eats like, an arrogant person should be. But there was the example of Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam. One day he was sleeping on his side, and I'll have seen him, which means the throw mat, left marks on his side. Salalah send them the sand was attached to his body. sallallahu wasallam he saw that and he cried. And the professor said, Well, what are you crying for?
Color rasulillah look at the Persians and the Romans, how their kings are living in such a luxurious life. And you are the Messenger of Allah. Look at you, even the hustler is actually affecting you. So the prophet SAW some psychological mocha is your mama, your mother loves you. It's a common expression of kindness, though. It says What are you talking about? It's like a common Rajaratnam. Jr. These are people whom a battle means that the the rewards was given to them in this dunya which means our reward is with Allah subhanho wa Taala.
When the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam used to sit down, he used to sit down like anybody else, even in the masjid one time a man came in.
And then he was looking around to see words, was it a sort of loss, muscle loss, and he couldn't tell? He could not?
Because he was just like anybody else. So when I was asked who was Muhammad Yunus? You see that that white guy, white man over there, you know, the one who was lying down says that you're the one who was lying down.
He was leading on sites of aloha to Salah any public city like anybody else would sell Allahu Allahu wa sallam
when it comes to his Eva and his a flock with his creator, subhanahu wa taala Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam was the example in
moderation, but moderation of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam for some today is just like idealism that you can never reach.
You see the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he would maintain fasting, even after Ramadan. For us for some fasting happens only in the month of Ramadan, which means there is no more fasting after the Medina is over. That's it. But for Sorolla, his Salah loss on Mondays and Thursdays, perhaps even sometimes months will pass and also the LA Hassan will almost last the entire month, almost the entire month, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with prayer to Yama lay every single night. It's not for us to do that though. But for him Salah la Sallam he would do timberlane every single night had that at the foot taraka Dhamma until his feet starts falling, which means cracks to long standing. When a man restarts and satara we hear if the amount of sites one page per rack are people starting agonizing and crying and say our chef told us to make it too long. So over here, could you please make a little bit shorter? And here's a sort of law has a similar setting just after just after dessert? Even Ayesha? She said Yasser Allah, why do you do that? Why do you keep doing that when
Allah subhanho wa Taala has forgiven all your sins, tala Isha if Allah akuna abdon Shakira, shouldn't I then become abdun shakoora thankful and grateful servant.
So his dedication and devotion. It's not that he's doing an obligation, his devotion, dedication, it's being thankful and grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala. For us people they come and they ask, what's the ruling on Dr. Merlin night prayer. So yeah, it's, it's, it's highly recommended that you do that. So this is so it's not formed
which means if it's not
I don't have to do it right. So no, it's not for
We became so lazy to that extent that it is not for that means don't do it. That's how I understand it not for don't do it.
If it's for that's the thing you need to care about. And here's sort of a history lesson on not being obligated Actually, he will do that sort of auto ceremony, being grateful to Allah azza wa jal when the Prophet sallallahu wasallam he used to pray, he would cry.
And he would when he'd cry, he would cry. So Allah said him from his heart Salawat love Sarah Molly. She in the Hadith that she said conocer la Sol Ahmad labneh, Chirac, he said that you could hear the voice or the sound of groaning and moaning in the chest of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam like a boiling pot, boiling in his chest, salado la he was allamani
when some young men to show that kind of moderation, when young men they came to the house of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam asked him about the level of his regada. And they when they were told, they cannot tolerate somehow this is too little for me. Maybe because the prophet SAW some he was forgiving his sensor. He doesn't need to do that. So but for me, I will devote my days for fasting. Other they said I'm going to devote my nights for prayers. And other said, I'm going to completely abstain from the pleasure of this life. So I will practice celibacy. And when also the law has several laws that I'm heard about that he says I'm in new Africa, Camilla what Kakuma are the most
fearful to Allah subhanho wa Taala. But when it comes to Reba, I fast and I break my fast, I pray and I get some sleep. Whereas over genocide I marry like anybody else. From Rajiv and sumati for so many. So the best example of the Avada is the student of the Prophet sallallahu sallam. Anyone who goes away from my platform dies sooner is not from my true followers. Salatu was Salam Ra.
Now even with his with his joking, and his humor salata Lyo ceremony, I mean, usually a man, we think that being a perfect man should always be serious. And that's why some people they just always serious, they don't smile. They just cannot even smile if they try to exercise your facial muscles. It wouldn't actually help them smile,
because they've never done that. So their brain lost actually, you know, that kind of signals they don't actually go up always goes down.
But also de la hustler la salon, he would laugh and he would joke but when he laughs He doesn't actually go loud in his left salon himself. He doesn't laugh loud. His laughing is just big smiles. Can a subtle, awesome love How can a lot of asuma when he laughs He laughs by smiling, had a mojito until his back teeth actually can show which means this will be the biggest smile biggest laugh of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam.
If you see the prophet SAW sound like this, he is really really actually enjoying. He's loving salatu wa salam RA and he would do that. And he himself even sometimes he would provoke the jokes Allah Allah solemn, is not he's waiting for someone to make something funny in front of them to laugh about it. He would actually start that, like the woman who came to him and she said to Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, she was an old woman. And she said, Yasser Allah Allahu Jin, am I gonna go to Agenda she was an older woman. He said Salah Salem all the women don't get until Jenna
so she said
I told you know all women don't get into gender there are no there are no old women in general. So the woman she got very frustrated, she starts crying, almost crying. He then said Listen, listen, hold on a second says Allah subhana wa tada said that in the answer and inshallah inshallah Jonah Kala is when they go to our agenda, they will be all young and Maiden, means you're not going to go into agenda in this form of old age. So that's what she does is ah, and it was actually a moment of amusement for them. Another woman, she came to rasulillah herself, as I'm asking her, you know, to visit she was interceding for her husband jasola. Could you take my husband with you for this
expedition? We don't know if she was actually trying to get rid of him. Or maybe she was trying to get her to intercede for him. Because sometimes men don't like to initiate some girls. What Why don't you go and ask him, I'll see what he tells you. But eventually, she went to Rasulullah Salallahu Salam and she said, Yara, would you take my husband with you? And then I probably said is that the man who has that white thing in his eye? She goes, follow him. I know him best. There's nothing wrong with his eyes. There's no no he's the man. I know him. He's the one who has actually that white thing in his eye. And she said jasola Allah hammarby. I know Him and His eyes are okay.
There's nothing wrong with his eyes. And the prover insists No, I know him. He's the one who has that white thing in his eye. Right? But then he told her Listen, not Don't you see that everybody has that y thing in his eye.
We all have that whiteness in our eyes. And again, it was a source of amusement and joking with his
companions salatu wa salam RA, even he was joke with these old women, the old women of his community civilized and bringing some sort of happiness and joy to their life Salawat Allahu wa salam ra there is so much we can say about a flock of Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and that's how we did it getting the whole actually weekend. A whole seminar about a lacuna bisola ism in which you're going to be talking about his person even how he looked like how he walked, how he talked, how he slips a little Arsalan, how we see how he stood up salata law was set on Mojave, everything about him so they could visualize and try to see and imagine that in real life. And we will talk about as a flock
and as manners and the Salawat Allah Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. The last thing I would like to conclude with is the subject of Islam. For some as we talk about a Filipina visit, Allah, Ceylon, everybody now in the back of your mind, maybe you're saying, Wow, this was really amazing. Please keep going, keep going. Don't stop. I'm enjoying this. Why? Because it's just like a time machine. Perhaps you forgot that you're living here. Now in New Jersey, you said that you're already in Medina hearing these beautiful stories of the life of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam. But imagine if you could bring this to your own life? How could you do that? Don't say that this is too much. I
cannot really achieve that level. Yes, you can. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Actually, he said in the middle move in tandem with animal helma with the hollow.
In the middle with Allah knowledge is by studying how they become knowledgeable. By learning and studying. We're in hell move it to hell loan. forbearance. Patience is by training.
Which means if you say if you always say that, you know I'm always angry because this is generic. My father was like this. My grandpa was this. All the family is so grumpy. So eventually, I'm just like one of them. No, no, no, you're wrong. Because it was sort of law. his solo Sam says you can be patient and you can train yourself to be patient. If you do practice, one number helmet with the hilum. Some people Yes, they're born with a handler genetic of luck. Like this manage Abdullah case. When he came to Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam from a long journey. He sent his tribe forward. And he wanted he took a shower. And then he came refreshed. Rasulullah has sort of lost them to meet him
when he's refreshed. So when the prophet SAW that he liked it, he goes in Africa hustle attain. You have the Houma la hora surah, you have two qualities, so beloved to Allah and His Messenger sallallahu wasallam. And he said, I'll Hellman Anna, Miss forbearance and being so actually, in taking your time and things when you do things for tala rasulillah, first latonya Javelin Holla Holla Holla Holla Holla TV? Are these things Allah subhana wa tada created me like this, or did I learn to be like that? He says, No, it's a loss of hunters creation, which means you are now in you by design from Allah azza wa jal Al Hamdulillah Halla de Jabulani Allah, Allah wa sallam, I'm being
grateful to Allah that He created me in a way that is pleasing Him and presenters messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, so that Allah manners come in two kinds, some inherited and some acquired.
So if you're not, if you're not given the good of luck by inheritance, don't lose hope you can train yourself to be so and if you came equipped with that by design, that doesn't mean that is a guarantee that you're going to continue like this because you could untrain yourself and start acting differently. So you make sure that inshallah terracotta Allah make commitment that you act upon a flock of Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam learn one hell of a time and start practicing this for a whole week. Teach Yourself 100 cotton generosity for an entire week. Kindness for an entire week. love and tenderness for an entire week and go one after the other phone shout louder until you
acquire the whole set of a flattened Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and if you do so, I hope in Allah Baraka wa Taala that will be rewarded what the prophet sallallahu promised you a trabuco Mineo Mata Mata imagination, those who are going to be closest to me in judgment day. Do you know who they are?
The most behaved well behaved, those who aren't best character. So if you would like to be close to the prophets, Allah Salaam, and you don't have much, much wealth to give in charity and donations and fundraisings and so on, if you don't have that physical power to do things and help others and so on, at least have the good, good manners brings you so close to the sort of law here Salalah Salaam, I asked Allah subhana wa to help us all following the example of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and asked Allah azza wa jal to make us among those whom he loves. And I asked Allah to help us acquire the quality that Allah subhana wa tada loves and His Messenger sallallahu wasallam.
And I asked Allah azza wa jal to make us among those will be
Closer to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in this dunya
and in the absence of being close to him and majlis and installation, but hamdulillah galantamine pasilla lohana vino Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sallam
just a law of shape on shaky acid bridges with His permission if we can take a few minutes just to take some QA if you don't mind. So we'll have a few minutes, you can raise your hands any questions related to this topic? character? And also the sisters if they have questions,
you can write them and pass them forward. We'll try to answer them as quickly as possible. We also have a mic we can pass back to the sisters if they have questions.
Any questions Mr. Miller any questions
Mashallah, everybody wants to go home before the storm, right?
Someone was basically when you invite somebody to follow the example of the professor of law seven emulate his example. Some people might tell you, but you know, I can't do that because he is the Messenger of Allah and I cannot be like the Messenger of Allah. This is the question. So there's that's their excuse not to do what the professor said because you know, he's the messenger, we cannot do that. Well, the answer is in the Quran, actually.
Allah subhana wa Tada, says, Paul, in another shout, say to them, I am a human being, but then they're gonna tell you but yeah, but he's not like me, you know? And that's what Allah says, After that immediately, Miss lucam just like you,
which means stop whining, and stop nagging you about this issue. He was a Bashar, a human being just like you, you have a who receives revelation. So when it comes to the subject of humanity, he was a human being said a lot of a sudden,
I when these people they came to the prophets of Allah Samson, they're going to do example, they're going to do things more than what the professor was immediately due. He said, No, no, no, no, don't do that. Just follow my example, from Roger Bannister, who many those who don't follow my example not from my true followers. So this is a claim that is false in the Quran. And the Sunnah of the Prophet said Allah Allah, Allah subhana wa Taala says in the Quran, Pauline continue to have been Allah say, oh Mohammed to them, that if you truly love Allah, what was the response? But Rooney Follow me. So we follow him. So Allah Allah, Allah Subhana, Allah says, amata, Kumara, sufu
hamanaka, Monsanto, whatever he presents, you take it, whatever he commanded to abstain from to abstain from it. So we have the example of masala sauce and presented to us. So there's not an excuse that you say he was a different human being at different level, in terms of him being a great messenger of Allah. Yes, he has specific what we call them hot sauce. Hot Sauce means that exclusive qualities of the Prophet sallahu wa sallam, we're going to explain that in details inshallah, in that last video, now, Any question?
in a corporate environment, and try to help your colleagues
and sometimes they try to use your cell
if sometimes the question is, if someone, if someone actually was,
you know, in a team team, or it's a team work, for example, let me give you a real example from the massage culture. In a measured culture. We asked for volunteerism, people, they come volunteer, you have 10 volunteers, you end up one doing the work. The rest of them are just talking on the phone, you know, doing other things, sidewalks and so on. He's the one who's doing that. And he's being patient so much. First time, second time, third time, and he's doing it for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala, showing the lack of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, people taking advantage of this. What should I do about that subject? Well, it's up to you. First of all the profits are when
we deal with people, we don't deal with their US law. We deal with the US law that we know it's the flock of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam. So if they take it, they try to take advantage of this, and you're doing the right thing. It doesn't matter. But if you if you're truly doing things that not necessarily a flock of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam in this case, I would say, then you should go a little bit actually high with your attitude with them in a sense that you make them understand
firmness sometimes firmness is actually should be put in place and that's also gonna be sola, sola. When the prophet SAW some was in Mecca, he was making tawaf still in Mecca right now under oppression. And under under suppression of the people of Mecca, he was making the last one day and the leaders of Mecca was sitting in a ledger. So when he was making it off, they were mocking him sallallahu sallam, first time he came around, they start you know, talking about him out loud, literally just for him to hear what they're saying about him. And the professor Sam kept quiet. So he went back again, he made another circle. Then when he arrived there, they start on him talking
about him again. Then for the third time, for the third time when they said it again, he stopped and he came approaching them and he spoke to them directly with a very very firm language that even they got skirt. They said 100 care takers takers you know these are foolish guys talking about you. Just Just please please don't don't don't take that seriously. And then he went back salado center. So sometimes they are firmness is actually part of the flock of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam but you need to use it wisely. Which means when there's less what you need to do any firm talk firm attitude with people you should you should play that role on display that but when it's not the place for it
just be so kind be tolerant before giving wala wannabes awesome says Allah talara meliaceae Allah azza wa jal always gives you any good results when you're kind of nice, rather than being gruff and rude. Now, yes.
Can you repeat the question? Because actually, some of these fans have
any books? Or are there any books component the philosopher Nagisa? lasala? Yes, there are actually inshallah, we're going to be sharing the information on the class. One of these books is a mammoth tournament, his famous book called A Shema, Al mohammedia, the novel characteristics of Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam, it's available online, you can buy it in sha Allah, Allah Allah. And it's written in both Arabic and English. I don't know if there have been other languages for it, but I'm sure it's there in Arabic and an English language called a shimelle mohammedia. The novel characteristics of an abyssal Allah salon by Imam at tirmidhi Rahim, Allah tala.
This is a question. Did you guys give them a microphone? Okay. If they have a question, just turn the microphone on. Ask your question. Yes.
Time with? No, it's very difficult to visualize in terms of time management.
I mean, nowadays in the society that we live in,
not spending time with each other. Can you explain a little bit in terms of
when the question is when you read the state of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. And you see him being an all over the place, then you still find, see that he has time to sit with his family, with his grandchildren with his wives, somehow, I mean, how could this happen in terms of time management, what exactly had happened? You see, technology is Baraka. There is no doubt about it. There is Baraka for this Baraka came so much evil.
In the past, they didn't have cars.
And if you don't have car, how far Could you go if you want to go anyway?
Not that far, right? If you even want to go to the other side of town, you have to plan it ahead of time. And people when they used to leave home to go and work in the fields, they only come at the end of the day. So they have one focused duty or subject or whatever they're doing at the same time. That's one thing. Second, us having all this technology around us, it's easier for us to waste time than actually saving time. How is that? You're sitting at home? Walker on a very serious subject, whether you're writing an article or doing something, maybe maker research, whatever, and then you feel hungry. There is nothing in the house. So what do you do? You're gonna buy it from outside,
right, you drive your car, you go for half an hour, just to go and grab a bite that's going to take you 10 minutes to finish, half an hour, going half an hour coming back on the way you talk over the phone, you get distracted. So when you come back, once you get back to the mood so us two hours just to get 10 minutes bite. Sometimes this technology actually has so distractions that we lose the sense of time. And I believe this is common actually problem people at the end of the day, they always think, Wow, it's already a matter of time. I didn't do anything wrong. You're gonna check your paper or research, you just only wrote maybe a couple of lines. That's it. We didn't achieve
that much during the day. That's a very common problem because we don't do the time management, whether a sort of law has sort of lost them and of course, the Sahaba back then their work was very focused on their time was very actually very
Maintain. Besides for them, the day ends with metal Uppsala, almost, when it's when sundown, we don't have this now Yanni.
This basically this, the lights and electricity that makes us start our day after certain manner.
So I would say do your time management by try to observe what really kills your time during the day. If you shake your schedule very well, you'll see that you're doing so many things. We're not supposed to be doing them at all.
Well how to deal with a question from the from the sister side, how to deal with a family member who is nice to others, but misbehaves to family
alone. I mean, I hope that this lecture is enough incentive really, for people to understand that if I was asked about a sort of law, his solo solo when he was seen in always in public, he was always seen in public, and she was still asked about his o'clock Salalah Sam, that means people they really they're interested in knowing how he behaves at home. And she answered by saying, check the Koran uses a flat salario. So that's it. So I hope that is an incentive for all of you guys that you follow to come together to follow the example of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and know his concerns of law with the law. And if that family member is not actually registered for the class
that's coming this weekend inshallah you make sure he comes in attempt inshallah. At least bring him tomorrow evening. I guarantee you bid the law you would love this class. I mean, can you imagine staying one whole week and living with a sort of law, his cell, Allah, Allah said him as if you see him, we're going to be describing him completely, physically, law, manners, everything. So you see as if you really live with Rasulullah, sallAllahu wasallam.
If you have a child, and you are trying your best to teach the child Good luck, but there is just continuously what should parents do? This is actually a complex question. It's not that simple. Because the subject of learning a flop is not just about you given instructions. It's more than that. And usually kids learn through copying, learning through seeing others. And if you're not your role, their role model means if they don't love you, to the extent that they would love to do everything you do, then there is a problem that you need in the relationship with your kids. It's not it's solving the problems and I gotta tell them, it doesn't love you, if you're a Kannada, it's
not gonna happen that way overnight, it's gonna take a while. But the best way of making sure your kids are actually doing their Allah is that you be the best person for them. So if you want them not to lie, you'll be the person that will teach them to be truthful, if you want them to be can you do this to them and so on. So you'd be the best example for them. And
the other thing actually, I've given them parts of another class on how to teach kids
specific a slot and, and manners. And usually you teach kids actually a lot and manners. Again, as I said, example, repetition when they see that they follow that example and Sharla hota also, it's a it's a challenge, which means don't expect your kids to behave
well just you know, because you asked them to do so it's gonna take a while it's a big challenge, and you're going to have to be careful with that do your best and Allah subhanaw taala make it successful with that last thing about this issue? Da
da da every day and every night I off how often do you make that for your children? Ibrahim Ali Salman, he's who is who was I brought him on his he would still make garbage on emptiness Salatu manduria, Tierra de campo de My Lord adjani movie masala make me and of my offspring, those who perform a Salah that was about him and his center. So if for him did that on a regular basis, why shouldn't we do that? So I would say maybe two or four children NPM will lay when you break your fast when you fast in new solo in America sujood every time there's a good chance for to do the door for children. Sean
you mentioned that when when that you talked arrogantly to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam he was patient and only asked the man to be gentle. In today's day and age. What is one to do if a person talks arrogantly talking wrongfully about the Prophet
Salatu was Salam. We'll cover that in the class in sha Allah, Allah. We have a section on this issue, defending the prophets Allah some against these vicious attacks. So we will learn some of the techniques in sha Allah and some of
the other one how to handle this issue. When you hear the prophets Allah Sam being abused by some ignorant or arrogant people, so we'll discuss that later in sha Allah azza wa jal during the weekends when hamdulillah Brahmin Solana Buna Mohammedan Allah Allah Samuelsson.
zachman la phenom a low reward to share for his patience and time with us and May Allah reward everyone here for a bit there patience and listening. May Allah give us the trophy to benefit from what we hear today.