Quranic Reflections – EP03 – Prophetic Traditions

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Oh mama mama Oh

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shaytani r rajim Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim al hamdu Lillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah In the name of Allah compassionate, the Most Merciful. All praise is due to Allah and may his peace and blessings be upon our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, to all of our viewers out there, our brothers and sisters in Islam, or brothers and sisters who may not be of the Muslim faith, our brothers and sisters in humanity. We begin by greeting all of you with the Islamic Greetings, made a peace, the blessings the mercy of Allah be upon all of you, as we said in the Arabic language, as salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. And welcome back to the Quranic

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reflections and the prophetic reflections that we are doing. And insha Allah in this part of our program, we will be discussing a statement that was made by the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam. And by the way, as we're discussing the statements of the Prophet peace be upon him, the Prophet peace upon him was known to be a very eloquent man. In fact, he said about himself in the UI to Jamia and tell him, that I was given the ability to say so much, in very little words. In other words, Allah has blessed them with this ability to be very captivating, where they are able to captivate and capture big huge meanings in one lines, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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was a master in this. And by the way, when the Prophet peace be upon him makes these kind of statements, he is not being boastful, but rather he is making us aware of how Allah Subhana Allah has blessed him. So he said, part of the blessings of Allah upon me is that he has given me this ability, the ability, for my words to be very captivating, where it is very small in its numbers, meaning that the word itself it's one lines, few statements, but yet they are very meaningful. Let's just take for example, this is not what we will be talking about the processor for example, it's a a dino Rama, and Krishna said righteousness is good character and a former

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sin is that which picks in your heart and you are afraid that it may be exposed to people that do not see how religiosity is about giving associated advice to those who are around you agenda to attack the damage. That paradise lies under the feet of the mothers, or as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam say some of these statements were the way some people questioned the authenticity, whether they are attributed to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, the actual statements will be questioned. But the spirit in itself was definitely something that was taught by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, if not by these exact words, then by other words that are more

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authentic. At any case, what we see is that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam had that ability, and many times the Prophet peace upon him would initiate to people and he would tell them things are sometimes the people would come, and they would inquire of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam as we have discussed few weeks back prophet of Allah gave me an advice and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would say, Be conscious of Allah, wherever you may be, after every bad deed, do a good one, and that will wipe it away and deal with people in the best of manners or with the best of character, beautiful statement. It sounds simple and easy, but the implementation of it is very

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impactful is very intense. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam sometimes would also initiate, that he would come and he would approach his companions, and he would tell them, for example, the famous Hadees of urban Miss road. He said, I was riding a donkey was the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Oh young man, I am about to teach you a few words, or young man, you better learn them. And in it the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would make statements such as be in God or be cautious of Allah, Allah will be there for you. When you ask as of Allah and would have beautiful, beautiful statement. So we will be dealing in sha

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Allah was a statement that was made by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Were in it. He says outside Europe, the

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It isn't that my Lord has commanded me of nine things. And of course, when the process alone speaks in such a fashion, he says that my Lord has commanded me. He's not saying that my Lord has commanded me only my Lord has commanded me and through me is commanding the rest of humanity. And he begins by saying, Hachette alive is simply one

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that I be mindful of a law, in public and in private. See, sometimes what happens. Our mindfulness of Allah is very temporarily, and it only takes place when there are other people around us. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, that this is not acceptable, you are mindful of Allah all the time, we are not mindful of Allah part time, but rather we are mindful of Allah wherever and wherever it may be. So I said number one, cache the life history, while alania in the levina shannara bungalow Villa

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COVID, Allah Subhana, Allah tells us,

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that those who are in all of the Lord in secret, they should have great rewards with their Creator masirah they will have forgiveness from the Lord Allah subhanho wa Taala. So the point is, our relationship with Allah is not temporary. We are not mindful of him when we are in public only. Being in the gathering of other people, good people is an encouragement, we promote and we encourage each other, to be mindful of Allah subhanaw taala. But we have to be careful that we are not only mindful of him, once we are in good company, but also when we depart that company, we have to keep being mindful of our Creator, Allah subhanaw taala and then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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says, we're calling it an ugly thing

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that I speak justice, beat in times that I am pleased, or in times that I am angry. See, we said before that justice is an absolute value. It is not a conditional value. It is something that must be rendered all the time, regardless of how I am personally feeling, regardless of how I personally feel about somebody else. Justice is an absolute value. And here the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam say, what can you better add? Now justice is not only a word By the way, that is why the Quran says that we just want you rule be just when you render a ruling be just, even we just when you utter a statement, do not let how you feel impact the fact that you become conditional about the

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rendering of justice, even if it be in the words that you utter, rather, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, Be just in the awareness of what you say, in the words that you speak, whether you are pleased or not pleased. Sometimes it is very easy to be fair, when those around you deserve it is easy to be fair, when those around you are fair. It is easy to be fair, unjust, when those around you are fair, and just themselves. They're nice and kind themselves, and what have you, or these other people that you like, but then the processes have said, also make sure that you are just and fair, even when you are angry, anger may be justified sometimes, but anger can never be

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used as a license or a green light to wrong others or to condition justice to make justice conditional, that will not be acceptable. So the Prophet sallallahu wasallam is saying, Be mindful of Allah, whether you are in public or you are in private, speak, justice, whether it be that you are angry, whether it be that you are pleased. And then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam says, One Kuzma film

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and that you be moderate, whether you are rich, or you are poor. Sometimes we become very moderate, simply because we are afraid that you know what, I might lose my job. It's getting tight out there, the economy is not doing well. And sometimes when we get money, we tend to just spend spend and we become very extravagant. Or sometimes when we are afraid of losing money, we become very tight and we become very miser and we become very stingy and greedy. There is no moderation in our life. So the processing of said moderation is not conditional. You are moderate all the time, especially when it comes to financial moderation. Sometimes people want more money so that they live a lavish

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lifestyle.

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They want to live big. They want some of the glitter of that life. And when they don't have they become very stingy. The pastor Sallam said, Do not do that be consistent in your character, an expression of consistency of moderation and your character, is your financial maturity. Are you financially mature? Or are you not financially mature? In general speaking? Are you a moderate person? Or are you a person of extremes, sometimes people will or have extremes. For example, when they are angry, you don't want to be around them. When they are pleased you can be they make you the happiest person, when they have? No, they are very good when they don't have they're very nasty. So

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the process of them is asking for moderation. And as we will see was the rest of the statement. It is all an invitation for consistency and to remain on the right path, regardless of your own personal feelings. So the process will upset one person, not philosophically. Well, Vina and to be moderate, in times of foolishness, and times of poverty, in times of prosperity. And in times of adversity, you are always motivated, especially in the way that you spend. And then he said, We're an asylum and cavani. To connect was a literal means to connect or to bond, or to hold together Mankato and those who decide to cut me off. We have spoken about this before. And generally

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speaking, it was about people whom we are related to, by means of bullet meaning that these are our relatives. But here the professor is making more of a general statement. He is saying that I ought to connect, all those are especially those who decided to cut me off. Sometimes it could be a friendship. Sadly, people have been friends for a long time. I've known this person for 15 years, but now we're not talking to each other anymore. I have been married to my wife for so long, for 20 years. But now we are not in talking terms. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said such a behavior is not acceptable. We will continue with the rest of the nine commands that the professor

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has spoken about after this break. So please do stay with us.

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Allah Allah

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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, The Most Merciful. A Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. May the peace and the blessings and the mercy of Allah be upon all of you, and welcome back to this prophetic reflections that we are doing. If you have just joined us, we're speaking about a statement that is made by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. We proceeded this by saying that the process has this ability to captivate great meanings, in few words, and we have seen an example of this has yet to live really well. alania to be mindful of Allah, Vu in private, bu in public, an ad in Philadelphia, that to be just unfair, whether you are

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pleased whether you are angry, I'll consider Phil fuckery. To be moderate, and financially mature, be it in times that you are rich, or in times that you are poor. And then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said one of Solomon kata Annie, and that I keep, I connect with those whom they decide to cut me off. And we said that the Quran does invite us to keep in touch with those whom they have decided to cut us off. But it might be more understood that we're talking about people who are related to us by blood or they're related to us due to marital connections or relationships. But here the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is making a general statement, and then the Prophet

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sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, what else do you have in harmony? And that, that I give those who choose to deprive me, I give those who choose to deprive me. And sometimes we come across life with people like this, where you give and they choose not to do so. But rather they choose to deprive you know, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he lived in Mecca, and for 13 years for the 53 years of his life, the first 53 years of his life, but for 13 years after his prophethood the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam is living in with the people of NACA, who they are disrespecting, they are torturing his companions. They have killed some of his companions, yet they trusted him

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sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, this is the man that they are opposing. They disagree with the lifestyle that he is proposing. Yet they will come and they'll say, oh, Mohammed Salah Can you please keep this gold of mine? Can you keep this of mine? Because they knew that he was an honest man. And no matter what happens, Mohammed said

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Allahu alayhi wa sallam would never betray the trust of people with him. So as he is leaving Mecca going to Medina, he still has the trust of people who will have entrusted him with things. So he called upon Ali, and he said, Ali, such a such thing belongs to this person, give it to them, and such and such thing belongs to this person, make sure that they get it back and the process of left, he could have taken it with him, he could have justified it and said, well, they have taken much more from us, they have embargoed us they have done this, but the process alone did not do this. He is not engaged in the business of retaliation, he is not engaged in the business of vengeance.

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Again, if people do not come up to where he is, he will never go down to where they are. So he said, What are the I'm in harmony, sometimes people they choose not to give us the smiles. Sometimes people choose not to give us positive feelings. Sometimes people choose not to give us beautiful words. You see this in marital relationships, in familial relationships, with some family members are very nice. They're very kind. They're very generous. They're very genuine. They're very giving. But that is not reciprocated. They smile, they don't smile back to them. They are nice. People are not nice to them. They're generous, yet they have not given anything. They invest emotionally, other

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people do not do so. So what does the professor say? He said give, even to those who choose to deprive you. Brothers and sisters remember this. Being good to those who are good to us does not make us good. being kind to those who are kind to us does not make us coin, our character is truly tested. are we calling to those who are not kind to us? Are we generous to those who are not generous to us? Are we still nice and proper? To those who are neither nice nor proper to us? That is the challenge. And this is the invitation that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is extending to his followers, what an rpm and hatami that I give those who even choose to deprive me.

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And then he says, What are for among voluntarily to pardon those who have wronged me to pardon those who have wronged me? Again, interaction with people we are bound to be wronged by people. How do we react to this? ruin the Hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, Malaya for Leo for Allah. He who does not forgive will not be forgiven. We weren't allowed to forgive us. We constantly make poor choices and poor decisions and make mistakes. Yet we beg Allah Oh Allah, we want you to forgive us. So the Prophet peace be upon him is saying, if you want to be forgiven, make sure that you forgive those who have wronged you. And that is bound to happen. People can be very mean in the

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statements that they throw against us. People may not be very nice, they may not be very kind. They may not. It's not that they are only not kind of nice, but they can actually actively be engaged in wrongdoing us. What does Mohammed Salah Salaam say the first opportunity you get back at them. Mohammed Salim is not engaged in this. But rather he said he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam again said, What are four among the many, that I pardon those who have wronged me. And then he says, what

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a crock. And that my silence ought to be an opportunity to reflect we're not silent, because silence is just good, but rather the processor have said that when you are silent, you are reflecting, you know, generally speaking, we are supposed to be doing more listening than talking. The best time to reflect is when you hear. But if you are doing the talking all the time, then it makes it very difficult to reflect. So the processor would say take your time, when you are silent. Make sure that you are reflecting. And that is why the Quran invites people to reflect in the view that Nicola is in local vignette of a cartoon. Indeed, and these are in these are Signs for those who reflect. And

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remember that wisdom is a product of reflection, you reflect, you know, you acquire wisdom. So here the professor said, make sure that your silence is good. When you are silent. You are silent as you are reflecting what you do. And then he sallallahu Alamos

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selam says, one of Korea vichara and that when I talk, I am engaged in his remembrance subhanho wa Taala. So you're silent, but you are reflecting, you are talking but you are remembering. How do you remember Allah, remember this brothers and sisters, all acts of goodness, all statements of goodness, qualify to be acts of charity that are pleasing to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And that is why when they define what worship is, worship is not just the mere, you know, rituals that will perform that is part of it, but it is not everything. And that is why they say it is all the deeds, the apparent and the hidden ones that are acting out or ones that are said that are pleasing to

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Allah subhanho wa Taala. So, if it's a thought that is pleasing to Allah, that qualifies to be worship. If it's an action that is pleasing to Allah, it qualifies to be worshipped. If it's a statement that pleases Allah, it qualifies to be an act of worship. So all good words can be and they qualify as remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala. You're not engaged in foul language. You're not engaged in profanity, but rather you are refraining from saying that which is even in the expressions of silence, and even when you do so, you are reflecting or when you are uttering words, you are uttering words of support, words of encouragement, words of promotion of anything out there,

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that is good. And then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam concludes by saying, whenever he adds, that when I look, or that when I think because the word Nava in Arabic means to look and be able to see beyond that which is obvious, he said, Make that that is ever it is a lesson, what lesson do I learn from this? So when we look and when we reflect and when we are watching and when we are doing this? We are also pondering and perceiving say, on what lesson is in this for me, what can I learn from this? So you are constantly a student, you are constantly seeing, what can I learn from this? What can I learn from the wrong that I am seeing? What can I learn from the right, that I

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have seen? This is a beautiful statement that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is making such are the teachings of Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam May Allah subhanaw taala help us to be of those who abide by these beautiful commandments that Allah subhanho wa Taala has taught us through commanding it to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam very grateful that you have joined us in this episode of these reflections and inshallah next time we are on. He will also be joining us until we meet next time we say so long and salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.