Channel: Yasir Qadhi
Of the mannerisms of the believer (Episode 20) is that the believer consistently greets others, both friends and strangers, with the greetings of salām.
This greeting is a du’ā for your brother, and a declaration that you desire nothing but peace & good for him. It is a mention of the name of Allah and a bringing of barakah into our lives.
The Prophet (SAW) was asked, “Whose Islam is the best?” He replied, “The one who feeds the hungry and gives salām to those whom he knows, and those whom he doesn’t know.”
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hamdulillah salatu salam ala Rasulillah who Allah early he was a happy woman Wella Hammerberg one of our brothers remark when he saw me is today's hotter about the etiquettes of dressing up. And I said to him, actually, if you want we can begin with this. I'm going to begin with this. When people came to visit our prophecies, some delegations came to visit him. He would dress up to accept the guests, Hadith and SIBO Hadith says he would dress in his Yemeni cloak in those days to dress in the Yemeni cloak is to dress up Hamdulillah we had 150 guests today, the mayor came the per Chief of Police came the city county Councilman came the Congressman came as well Hamdulillah. So this is a part of
our etiquette and adopt that we dress up and we interact with them but also I want to be very clear for our next generation to be very clear here that there is nothing wrong with wearing a job or shalwar kameez or pants shirt or Suit Tie the Shetty I did not come and tell us I need the exact quote and gave us the outro outro should be covered and beyond that as you please and Hamdulillah that didn't want to begin with that to explain why am I dressed up in this manner otherwise, there should be no need for explanation. Today's hot era is actually based on another comment I got somebody said share your some of your topics are very difficult for us. You're aiming too high like
yesterday's talk. So today I'm gonna go very low.
Today I'm going to do something in sha Allah o'clock that every one of us can immediately act upon one of the simplest and one of the easiest, and that is the whole of of greeting one another with Salam.
Our prophets Allah Allahu Allah He was selling when he migrated to Medina. The first hotbar or lecture he gave, Abdullah had been Salam reported it, he said I visited I went to see the process and as he came into Oba and the first words from his mouth, so this is the first Holt Abba or lecture that he gave in Medina, a Yohannes. Official Salem, Walter Mo Tom was slow or ham was Sol lubi Layli when Aswin Iam that whole agenda to be Salam. O people, spread Salem wherever you go, the first commandment spread Salem, of Shu Salem. So spreading Salem literally means saying a Salam or Aleikum, and saying it generously and copiously. A man came to the Prophet system and said, Yeah
rasool Allah a you'll Islami Allah football, which Islam is the best Islam, whose practice of Islam is the best practice of Islam. Our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, the one who's gives food to the hungry, and says salaam to the one he recognizes, and to the one he does not recognize. So the best Islam is not measured by your clothes. It's not measured even by other things that people think are religious. The best Islam is in giving back and feeding the hungry and the best Islam as being the most kind and Salaam and compassionate and friendly, the friendly atmosphere that comes of saying salam with the smile being the first to say salam. That is the best Islam that our
Prophet system said. And in fact, the greeting of a Salam why they come it is one of the hacks that the Muslim has on another. Our Prophet system said there are six real hope that every Muslim has on the other Muslim and one of them to return the greetings of salaam it is obligatory to return the Salaam and it is strongly encouraged to give the salam so to give salam it is strongly encouraged if somebody says to you a Salam or Aleikum, it becomes obligatory to say why they come with Salaam and this is in the Quran by the way way the her YouTube better he yet in for how you will be asked and I mean her Oh to do her when you are greeted with a greeting then you must respond with a better
greeting or at least similar to it. Somebody said I'm why they why they come to Santa are better than this. Why they come was Salam wa Rahmatullah better than this Why do you call me Salam? Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh and the other Hadith I will pray
Officers have assigned 10 rewards to the one who said a settlement or they come 22 The one who said a Salam aleikum, wa Rahmatullah and 32. The one who said a settlement Alikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu. So the greeting of Salaam is one of the universal aspects. And by the way, not just of our faith tradition, Hadith tells us when Allah created our father Adam Alayhis Salam, the first phrase He taught Adam was, oh, Adam, go to those angels there and say to them, as salam or aleikum wa rahmatullah and then listen to their response and memorize it, so are the one to the angels said Salam aleikum. Wa Rahmatullah. They responded why they come with Santa Monica Mitchell Allahu wa.
barakatu. Then Allah said to Adam, oh, Adam, this shall be your to hear your greeting for you and all of your progeny after you until the day of judgment. So that to hear of Salam is universal to all who are upon the correct religion. Allah azza wa jal revealed this to all Shetty ours. And that's why to this day, the Jewish greeting his word Shalom Shalom Isla home literally Salaam Alaikum. And the Christians once upon a time, in medieval times, they would greet one another with packs will Viscom peace be unto you literally, they would say Pax verbascum, which literally Latin is peace be unto you. This is universal to the religions of Ibraheem Alehissalaam that all of them
had this course we retain the original and then they have deviated in other aspects, but we still retain all of us the greeting of a set and why they come. And therefore one of the simplest things we can all begin to do is the greeting of a Salam aleikum, our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, You shall not enter Jannah until you believe and you will not believe until you love one another. So you will not enter gender till we have a man you will not have Iman until you have muhabba as a community. Then he said shouldn't I tell you one thing? If you do it, you shall have love. Notice the Hadith begins of entering Jana and where does it end? Up? Shu Salama bein spread
Salem. It will lead to Jana literally spread Salam, you will love one another when you love one another your Eman is Macumba. When your Eman is more common, you will enter Jana. So literally in this hadith, we are told spreading Salam is the direct passage to entering Jannah and of course, the concept of saying Salam is something we should all understand. When I say a Salam or Aleikum, what does it mean? So very profound, very profound statement. First and foremost a Salam is one of the names of Allah. So when I say a salam Wa alaykum It is literally I'm making dua that Allah azza wa jal protect this person may Allah be with you may Allah monitor you As Salam is Allah's Name and
want me to salam ala Muhammad As Salam is Allah's Name As salam o alaikum. We're literally saying May Allah protect you. Secondly, a salam Wa alaykum is a dua so every greeting that you do As Salam Alikum you're making dua for the person. So you're saying a Salam means the absence of harm. That's why we say Salah means peace. That's correct. But more accurate salam means the absence of harm. You're not in a state of harm. Nothing is irritating you. So when I say a Salam or Aleikum, I'm making dua, that may nothing hurt you may all of the grief that you have be taken away, may your anxiety be eliminated, may No calamity or tragedy before you notice every time you say a Santa
Alikum you're making dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala that may nothing happened to you. And then when you say a Salam or Aleikum, and that means May no harm approach or happened to you automatically it is implied that I'm not going to harm you. Because when I say A salaam Wa alaykum How can I say a Salem and then stab you in the back? Backed by to steal your money? embezzled? How can I do this when I say a Salam so when you understand a Salam or Aleikum, this means you are telling your brother I'm not going to harm you. I want nothing but set up for you. I want nothing but peace for you. So can you imagine a whole society where we are greeting one another with a Salam Salam and we
mean it is from the heart we need it. When we greet people with the greetings of salaam salaam will spread in society and you will have a peaceful society. ibn Umar Radi Allahu Allah. When his students would come to him, he would say Come let us walk in the soup. And they would walk in the soup. And he would come back they would say oh, I've been aroma we did this for a few days. You never once purchased anything, nor did you haggle with any of the buyers or merchants. Why are we going to the soup? He said I just go so that I can say salaam to the people and they can say why they come with them get the two hours. I give them two hours. They give me two hours back. He wanted
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Um, So brothers and sisters insha Allah this is a HELOC within our grasp right? It's not too high of an aim. We say salam to those whom we know those who we don't know. Lastly, Allah azza wa jal is a Salam. And he calls us to TAO to Salaam. Wala who yojo ILA, that is Salam. Jana is called thou to Salam because there is no evil no pain, no suffering and Jana, so it is the abode of Salaam and our religion is Islam. And Allah wants us and the process of wants us to spread Saddam. So when those who believe in a Salam when those who believe in a Salaam and practice Islam and spread the salam, and they're going to TAO to Salam when they enter Darussalam a Salam will greet the people of Islam
with Salam Allah will say Solomon, bola Mirabella Rahim and when A salaam says salaam to the people of Islam as they enter down to Salam when a Salam send salaam the no one can harm after that. And that is why to her yet to whom yo yo Kona who Salam the greeting of Allah when they meet Allah shall be Salam the moment Allah says salaam, Allah us nothing can harm you. So our goal we spread Saddam in this earth so that inshallah Allah will greet us with set up when we entered out of salaam was set on why they can
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