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The Branches of Faith – 18 – Ten Branches of Iman

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Yasir Qadhi

Channel: Yasir Qadhi

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Episode Notes

In this enriching talk, Shaykh Yasir Qadhi takes us on a discussion of some important branches of faith that deserve a fair mention. Amongst these are as below:

  1. Guarding the tongue.
  2. Keeping one’s trust 
  3. Eating and drinking pure food 
  4. Guarding one’s appearance (modest attire)
  5. Sticking to the Jama’ (community)
  6. Fulfilling ties of kinship
  7. Spreading Salam 
  8. Taking care of one’s spouse and children 
  9. Rights of the servant and those under you
  10. Good character (Akhlaq)

Listen to the Shaykh as he delves into these important topics in a mesmerizing manner.

Episode Transcript

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Salam ala rasulillah vida de wasapi woman wala Hamada. So as you know what we are doing this Ramadan is the famous book of mammals by happy called a German shoe I will demand the Encyclopedia of the branches of Eman. And we have been going over one branch every single day pretty much from the beginning of the month other than a few introductory lectures and a few fundraisers. As you know the month is coming to an end demanded by happy has listed 77 branches. So I thought today and one more day what I will do is I will list 10 branches with just a brief commentary today and 10 branches another day. So at least we get an idea of not all 77 but at least by the end of the month we will

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have around 50 or so branches that we have covered. So today we're going to do very quickly 10 of the branches that remember that healthy mentioned as being of the branches of Eman and the first of them of the branches of Eman is to guard the tongue. Our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Whoever guarantees me what is between his two cheeks and what is between his two legs. I guarantee him gender, if you can control your tongue and your private parts, if you can control these two organs, our prophets are saying I guarantee you gender and more either. bingeable when the Prophet system said that word to what your tongue say more either. bingeable said, O Messenger of Allah will

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Allah call us to task for what our tongues utter. And our Prophet sallallahu Sallam said woe to you Oh, more eyes. And what other reason is there that people will be dragged to jahannam other than what their tongues have reaped, other than what their tongues have done. One of the main causes for going to jahannam is the impact of the tongue and the tongue causes so much damage, lying, backbiting, slander, making fun of people being sarcastic against somebody that is not deserving of that bad treatment of others. All of this comes under the issues of the tongue. So of the branches of Eman is to control the tongue. Number two, we're going to do 10 today and shall if time permits,

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guarding one's trust, am I not? If somebody entrust you with something Allah says in the Quran, in La Jolla, Morocco and to Abdul Amana, to either Allah Allah is commanding you, if you have been trusted, you have better fulfill your trust. Our Prophet Allah sent him said three are the characteristics of a hypocrite. Number one when he speaks he lies. Number two, when he promises he breaks his promise. Number three, one is trusted. He breaks his trust. So if somebody has trusted you with a private matter, they've confided in you they're going through a marital issue. He comes to you for guidance, some problem with a brother and he wants to advise you go and betray that

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trust. You tell somebody when it was supposed to be a tourist or it could be a physical item. He entrusted you with something going on a journey. Here's a precious item. And once upon a time, there were no banks that would leave their money with people when they travel a physical Amana or it could even be a tarbiyah maybe a person left you with a cousin and orphan and said look at when I die. This is a trust Amanda on you. When you have been entrusted and you take that trust, it is a sign of a man to fulfill that trust. So this is another category of human number three of the branches of Eman is to monitor what you eat and what you drink to be careful of what you intake. The Prophet

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sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Allah is pure and he only accepts the pure and he has commanded the prophets what he has commanded the righteous with, and he has said or you who believe eat of the pure kulu may not pay back. Although this is a hadith the prophets have been commanded to eat the pure and the righteous have been commanded to eat the pure and our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, any flesh that has been sustained from the out on the fire of hell is more befitting for it than general memorize this hadith any flesh that is nourished without arm, it is more befitting it goes down there than up there. So we have to be careful what we eat and what we drink,

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and especially brothers and sisters, especially in this land. I warn you of the sin of alcohol and drugs and what will make you understand the evils of alcohol and drugs. And I've given a hold up about this. Our Profit System has cursed in toxic and in 10 ways. The one who takes the one who buys the one who sells the one who transports

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The one who writes the contract even the witnesses of the contract they are all a cursed by Allah. And in one Hadith the Prophet system said alcohol and Hummer and in toxic and it is

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the mother of all evil, the source of all evil because once you get involved with drugs, everything becomes hunted as we know from the culture around this crime and stealing other people's money and getting involved in gangs killing people. It comes when you get involved in this vise of drugs and alcohol. And it is something that as well prevents us from being a movement. So another category of Eman is to monitor what we eat and drink. Number four of the categories of emails that have been mentioned is to monitor our outward appearance even even our clothes and our appearance. And of course there are many a hadith about how we should dress men and women covering the outer the

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acceptable garments as well for men gold and silk is that which is not allowed following the shady and being dignified the amendment may help you mentioned that the Sharia is not asking that you look ugly, unkempt in the law. Jimmy, you have bull Jamal, you're supposed to look dignified, but without going to extravagance without being flashy, so that moderation is a sign of a man. Number five of the signs of amount of the branches of Eman is to stick with the Gemma of the Muslims to not break away to be unified. And there are so many Hadith about this. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Allah His hand is over the Gemma of the Muslims. The other lawyer Elijah. The Prophet system

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said whoever breaks away from the Muslim community breaks away to the fire of health. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that the wolf attacks the lone sheep and it is more difficult to attack two sheep and even more to attack three so the more you have of a community then the more there is there a hammer and our Prophet system said that Gemma or to Rama being with the group is Rama well for cut to adapt and splitting away as a punishment. And that is why it's so important to be with the group of Muslims the mainstream of the Muslim community and and hamdulillah one of the blessings of Memphis over all our Muslim communities are unified and hamdulillah and that is a big

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blessing from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Number six of the branches of Eman are suited to Rahim fulfilling the ties of kinship, being good to one's family to one siblings, cousins, uncles, aunts, all of the family that we have. And this is the month of Ramadan and it is of the times to fulfill Salatu Rahim in a hadith in Sahih Bukhari the prophets have said that Allah subhanho wa Taala said, I am a Rahman and from my name I created a Rahim or Rahim means the womb, but in colloquial Arabic, it basically means the family the family ties, so we can translate the Hadees in a loose manner. I am a man and from my name, I extracted the concept of family, family and rahima go hand in hand. I

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am a Russian man and from my name. All right, man, I created the concept of family. In another Hadith, the prophet system said when Allah created a Rahim, the family, the family stood up and hugged the throne of Allah and the family said around him said, What is my status? Oh Allah, what macom do you give me so Allah said, Aren't you satisfied that whoever fulfills you has fulfilled me and whoever connects you has connected with me and whoever cuts off from you has cut off from me and whoever goes away from you has gone away from me. So the status of family Sugata Rahim and every one of us brothers and sisters, every one of us, we have awkward family relations. That is the nature of

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family there is that cousin there is that aren't there is that sibling that there are issues with? Okay be the better of the two. Our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that the true person who fulfills the family is not the one who responds to kindness with kindness. No, that's not going beyond but he is the one who responds to meanness with kindness. So go as much as you can as much as humanly possible to be of the better of the two and this is of the branches of Eman number seven of the branches that the man is spreading Salaam wherever you go saying Salaam to the people spreading Salam Alaikum and we gave up I gave not multiple hookbaits about this when you spread the Salaam

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with your tongue. You're spreading peace in your heart. You're literally wishing the best upon the people. You're creating friendships, you're removing animosity you're making do out wherever you go wherever you go, you send me Allah Peace be upon you, wherever you are, you're spreading the Salam. So being somebody who's very social and saying a salam wa Alaykum is a sign of Eman. Number eight of the branches of Eman is to take care of your spouse and your children in mama know we have 50 pages dedicated to the concept of taking care of the fact actually 70 pages sorry, the concept of taking care of the family and he mentions there. It is an act of worship that Allah has made a part of

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emaan

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To take care of your family, this is something that we need to understand brothers and sisters, being a good husband, a good wife, being a good mother or father, this is a body of a law do not trivialize it, the rights of the husband, the rights of the wife, the Rights of the Child, the rights of the parent. This is of the actions of worship, do not trivialize this you are worshipping Allah, when you are a husband or a wife. When you are a father or a mother, a child and you're doing your duty, you are worshiping Allah subhanahu wa tada as our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Every one of you is a shepherd. And Allah will ask you about your flock. So the husband is the

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shepherd of the family and Allah will ask him about the family. The wife is the hut is the shepherd of her family. And Allah will ask the mother and every one of you is therefore a shepherd. And therefore brothers and sisters do not trivialize your role as a human being within the family society. going grocery shopping can be an action of worship, taking care of your children, playing with your children, when you do it with the Rama showing that Russia for your children. It is a sign of Eman as our Prophet system said when he was playing with Hassan and Hussein and the bedroom and came and the bedroom and said do you have mercy to chill you kiss your children? I don't do any of

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this and the prophecies and said how can I help you if Allah has removed mercy from your heart? So being a good husband and wife is an action of worship? Number nine, a mama No, Mama, no mo vukelich Susie, I'm a very happy has an entire section of the branches of the man is the rights of the servant and those who are under you, you're and of course in those days, they had slaves and artists we have people that are employees and servants and they have hack over us to treat them with your son with kindness, to understand that we are responsible, there are people some of us, people's paychecks we give, we are responsible for that too in the eyes of Allah and there are a hadith about

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this, that Allah will ask us, other people are a we are responsible for them. And there's a Hadith of the Prophet system that we're supposed to pay the wages of the worker before the sweat of his brow dries, meaning Do not delay when somebody has done something for you. And they had a contract with you don't give false excuses. You have to pay on time and also good treatment and a symptomatic said I was the Prophet Silesian servant for 10 years. Never once did he raise his voice. Never once did he rebuke me. Never once did he raised his hands against me. It was not that nature of our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So the rights of the servants and the final point will mention

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the 10th point out of all of the 77 that mmm bayhealth he mentions his good manners, good o'clock. And in fact for Google Cloud, he has almost half the volume, and I've given a number of whispers about good luck. Our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, there is nothing that is a bigger blessing to have been given after a man than good o'clock and our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that the heaviest things on Judgement Day in the scale will be one o'clock and our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, a dino Alma Amara, your whole religion is how you treat other people. Your whole Deen is based upon how you treat other people. If you treat other people in

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a nasty manner, then your deen is not in a good state. And if you're kind and merciful to others, then your dean is in a good state and our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Do you know who will be the closest to me on Judgement Day and the closest to me and Jenna they said who almost center of a law he said a has seen Oh come on, aka the ones who have the best of luck. They will be the closest to me in gender. So if you want to be close to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you had better perfect you're allowed. These are 10 quick points I wanted to mention and inshallah one more lecture will also give 10 points so that by the time we finish our series, you will we

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would have gotten over around 50 of those 77 points of the branches of Eman May Allah subhana wa tada bless us with him on how we will Michala continue tomorrow. Santa Monica Morocco Baraka