A Prophet & An Ant – Morals & Lessons From A Hadith

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Yasir Qadhi

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spil Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah Ali he will be here on what I'm about. Today shall a very short call to about Hadith in Sahih Bukhari it is narrated a warrior rhodiola one said that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said canon of human ambia there was a prophet of the prophets of old who sat under a tree and a nebula and and came and bit him. He became angry. And so he ordered that his gatherings be gathered together so that they're leaving that place, and he burnt the entire colony of ants. So Allah subhanho wa Taala reprimanded him ottobre who and Allah subhana wa tada said to him for Helena millet and wahida Why didn't you just get rid of that one and you

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destroyed an oma minimum two sub Bay because of that one and you destroyed an entire colony an entire oma from all of the boomers that are doing this via you destroyed because of that one and this is a very interesting Hadith today You shall the list extract some benefits from this Hadith, the first benefit we get our Prophet sallallahu it he was seldom did not mention the name of the Prophet, canon EBU middle ambia. Why? Because a part of our Sierra and soon is that when there is something that might be interpreted negatively, you try your best to not mention the name of the person, you cover up the faults of your brother, you do not talk about the person directly.

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visionaries that when the processor would want to reprimand someone, and he's giving the hook but he would not mention by name, he would say why do some people do he would not mention by name? Why did I do why did Mustafa do know? Why do some people do this. And if you read the zero and the incidence of the zero, we find this occurrence many times that when something is potentially negative, then the name is covered up, someone said and when it is positive, then the name is mentioned and his pseudo use of one one of the brothers says let's kill him Pilar con aluminium one of them said and when the other brother says no, I'm sorry for what I did. Allah Kabira home the eldest said that we

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shouldn't have done that. So when is positive, Allah identifies when it's negative one of them set and we learn from this the reality of our religion is that we do not name and shame we do not expose the mistakes and the faults of others as much as possible. And contrast this to the modern culture and the gossip culture and the you know, online scandals and whatnot. This is not healthy for our human, a prophet of the prophets Let it be another benefit we learn the humanity of the prophets, right? The prophets are human beings, the prophets are human beings. And they face the same trials and tribulations and hunger and pain and anxiety and ant bites. The fact that you're a profit is not

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going to save you from the binding of an end and what happened to our profit in our system and it happens to any human being he was wounded he bled. This is the reality of human being and survival. How do we learn that our prophets of Allah sent him his camel tripped or his camel tripped and he felt and because of this for one month, he was not able to stand up inside out he would lead them sitting inside. This is human being our Prophet sallallahu Sallam is a bishop, but he is the best of the bishop. He is indeed one of the children of Adam, but he is the say you do one or the other. So the humanity of the prophets has clearly demonstrated not just in the pain and suffering, but also

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in the reaction. So the Prophet became angry, and this is human emotion to be angry, and events me and others talk about this reality that the prophets can act upon an impulse like our father Adam ate from the tree out of impulse, but the profits do not continuously act on impulse, they do one off they do something that is a slip up or a mistake, and they do not persist in this. So this is one of those things to react in a moment of anger in a moment of haste. One of these prophets did this and so he decided to destroy an entire and village and a no way comments on this that he ordered the ant village to be burnt and no we comments that it is obvious that in his shadia it

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might have been allowed to use fire in our shadia it is not allowed to burn living objects, our profits Listen, I've said it if isn't behati now you either will be naughty Illa Robin now, no one can punish with fire. You do not punish a living being with fire except the Lord of the fire.

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So even if we need to get rid of an animal or something, we do not use fire. So remember, no, he says it might have been allowed in his shed, he is not allowed in our [???]tier. Another point of benefit is that it is allowed, it is allowed to kill something that is irritating or harming you, right. And if you can get rid of it without killing fine, and if you requires you to get rid of it to more than this, then it is permissible. And in fact, believe it or not, there is a long discussion in the books of faith. And there is stuff in the madhouse, believe it or not about the killing of insects, and everywhere they have as a particular position. I'm not going to go into the

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details here, but I will summarize what I think is the valid position as shaffir and others they said that insects and vermin are three categories, three categories, all of the things that crawl under the not just insects, but iraq lipids and vermin, three categories number one, that which is generally speaking a harmful all the time generally, such as scorpions, these you kill them, no exceptions, you kill them, whatever, you see them so much. So the Hadith says if you're even praying and you see a scorpion, go ahead and kill it while you're praying, no problem. So something that's harmful, dangerous snake that's poisonous, you will kill it all the time. Number two, that which is

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sometimes harmful, and sometimes not such as the and if it's in your food is going to eat all the food, if it's biting you, it's harmful. And if it's not, then it's not in this case, then you are allowed to get rid of it, if it is harming you. And if it's not harming you, then you don't touch it. So this is the second category. And the third category, that which is never harmful, like the ladybug and that it is makrooh to harm some of these insects that are just peaceful creatures, butterflies are not doing any harm to you. So don't do anything to them. So this is actually the correct position. And therefore in this case, the profit was justified, that the ant is biting him,

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you can smack it and the ant is gone, you're not going to be sinful. In fact, the Hadith says for hell animala Why didn't you restrict yourself to that one, and it is permissible to repel something that's harming you. And if you It requires you even to go beyond this and actually exterminator extinguish it is permissible to do so the next thing that we learned from this Hadeeth as well is that we should not act in anger, an impulse to do that, which is vengeful revenge is always going to end up causing us harm. He became angry. And so as a reaction instead of just killing one and he took care of the entire village, we do not act in anger. And that's why our professor said haste is

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from shavon. And he said when one of you is angry, seek Allah's refuge and don't act sit down, do not act in a state of anger, we see the negative repercussions and we see this as well. In the Prophet Judas, it has set up that he became irritated with his people and he did what he did and then the repercussions happened so we do not act in a state of anger. Another point of benefit we learn from this hadith is of course the beautiful reality that every single species on Earth is praising Allah subhana wa tada as Allah says, in the Koran, what Eman Shane in law, you said there will be handy when I cannot have 100 a spear home. So Allah says to the Prophet, you destroyed that

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Prophet, you destroyed an entire oma meaning the colony of a creation that was making the Spear of me. And this shows us the default, you do not harm living creatures that are not harming you, this is the default. And to do so the least that can be said is makrooh. And it might even be come out wrong. And believe it or not, there are at least a dozen a hadith about what we now call animal rights and treating animals nicely is in a hadith we all know of the cat and the lady who purposely punished the cat by keeping it locked up. It became so severe she went to jahannam because of a cat and this is how long not makuu anymore. This is a living creature that she's starved to death.

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Another Hadeeth we haven't seen so nobody that would that the caravan was going and a bird had Chiclets in the in the nest and one of them fell down. And so as the hobby began playing with it and petting it and the caravans moving on, so the mother bird began going back and forth from the caravan wanting the baby chiclet back and the profits of the law who he was sending when he saw what it was happening, he said who has irritated this bird about its baby, give the baby back to the bird. This is a Hadeeth incident habido who has irritated the bird with regards to its own child? Why are you doing this? What pleasure do you gain by taking the child away from the bird so the man

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gave the bird back and in the famous Heidi tends to her body as well that the process of was invited to the house of an anxiety and when he entered a camel came up to him and rushed to greet him and lowered its head and began speaking in his language and tears came down on the profitsystem hugged the camel he hug the camel, he petted the camel. And then he said monster Hey, Gemma who is the owner of this camel and then the man stood up and said it is me. He said the camel complained to me that you do not feed it properly and you overwork it.

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You beat it so fear Allah with regards to these beasts that are that are not able to talk and not able to defend themselves and so the man you know set it free so we have a tradition of animal rights in Islam we have a tradition of how to treat animals and how not to treat animals our profits are some forbade taking a living animal as a target. You know how in some countries they do bullfighting and whatnot. Absolutely how long we do not make a joke out of animals killing them for no reason. And so Allah azza wa jal reprimanded a prophet for killing just ants How about much more than this? In any case, these are some of the benefits we can derive from this beautiful simple

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