The Character Key To Paradise
Channel: Yusha Evans
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little bit better. Maybe inshallah after the lecture you'll understand why we want to get a little bit more inshallah Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah where Allah Allah He was happy he edged marine woman well early on with Dean when I showed you in Halo ma who luxury color wash to ana Muhammadan Abu Muhammad. inshallah, I'm going to have to get straight to the point because we only have about 30 minutes and I want to fit everything in within that timeframe. inshallah.
This topic, I think, is one that is of great importance, not only for our youth, but for the entirety of this ummah. Because this topic is one of the things that we as an honor, all of us because when I say we as an Ummah, I'm referring to where Allah says we're in
mutton VEDA, this Yama is one of mine. So I'm referring to all of us that one of the biggest things that are lacking in this ummah, is this topic that we will discuss tonight. Insha Allah to Allah, and it is one of the things that causes us so many problems.
Emma Malik Rahim Allah to Allah collected in his alma mater, a hadith from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and it was authenticated. Mashallah, Banda Rahim Allah Allah Allah, the prophet alayhi salatu wa sallam said lebu is to
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that I was not sent, but to perfect and beautify your luck, your character, the prophet alayhi salatu salam is saying something extremely important. He is saying that I was not sent.
Except for one reason. That is to perfect your flock, because he says, I was sent not but to perfect your character. So if the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam is laying so much importance on one single thing, that he was saying that I was sent for this reason, then that one thing must have huge importance. It must have tremendous importance. Having a good luck, apparently has huge significance in Islam. And through the view of Hadith, and yet of the Quran that I am going to show you tonight, I want to show all of you how important having good luck is. Because if someone were to ask me, what is the thing that you think the Muslims are the weakest on for the entire Ummah, I will say are a
flock, or a flock is one of the weakest things about us, our character.
And because of that, we are seeing so many problems. But I think if we as an omnivore to realize how important our character is, we would decide to change some things. And if we decide to change some things, then some other things will change by themselves through the power of Allah as region and you'll understand what I mean very soon. And if we're not willing to change, then we at least at the minimum need to train our children correctly. So at least maybe the next generation won't be like us insha Allah to Allah they'll be better than us.
In Eman Biharis book of Mr. Morella manners, is also corrected by about the water maybe I've made it in him in heaven. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said as is reported by both of them, Allah who
said that the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam told me
that the most weighty thing, the heaviest thing that will go on your scale of deeds, on the day of judgment, is your good manners
is a perfect, he said the most heavy thing. Think about this now, the most heavy thing that will be placed upon your scale on the day of judgment will be your good manners. Not all of those times you stood in salon, not all of those nights you sprint in the PM, not all of those days that you spent fasting, not the soda that you gave. No, what is the heaviest thing that will be on your scale is your o'clock and if it is the heaviest thing that will go on your good scales is your good manners. Then of course, the heaviest thing that can be placed on your bad scale of bad deeds of a man will be bad manners.
Subhan Allah the heaviest thing So ask yourself if the heaviest thing that will be placed on my scale on the Day of Judgment is my character. How much time should I spend on my character?
How much time should you spend on your character if it's the most heavy thing that we placed on your scales, apparently you should spend a lot of time and majority of your time on your luck and you will see today by the end of this insha Allah why your character is the most important thing about you. Whether it is good or bad,
also collected by a man Buhari in his a double modifier then also collected by Mr. Mohammed, Abu huraira. Raja mo and says, I heard
about a person sobre la Hollywood Selim the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam save the best among you hire. The best among you are those who have the best manners. The best of you are those who have the best manners. And whenever the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam begins began something by saying
the best of you, then it has strong importance. He said, the best of you are those who have the best manners.
Also, we see in a hadith collected by the barani. And in sha Allah, Allah Allah Allah also authenticated this hadith. The Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam said, The Most Beloved of Allah servants, the most Beloved of Allah servants. And this is a Bible Honiara, again, the most Beloved of Allah slaves are those who have good manners,
the most beloved to Allah as the person whom Allah loves the most amongst us, is the person who has the best of luck. So Panama. So how important is our character is going to be the heaviest thing to go on your scale. It is the thing which the Prophet said, the best of you have the best manners. And now the Prophet alayhi salatu salam is telling us that the most beloved to Allah are those who have good manners. So, how important is your manners?
also collected in Bukhari Muslim and tirmidhi, Abdullah Abdullah, Amara Raja lo and said, the prophet alayhi salatu salam was never harsh. He was never obscene. He was never rude
at all at any time. Actually, we only know as I told you all they were at the masjid yesterday afternoon. There was only one time throughout the entire Sierra of the prophets of the law, it was seldom that we see any flaw in his character one time, and Allah revealed an entire surah about it. Who can tell me the one time there wasn't that the lecture yesterday because then you'll be cheating.
So what's the one time the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam frowned and turned away from the blind man a lot as the gel revealed an entire surah putting him back
on that great character. So we see that the Prophet alayhi salatu salam had the best character, and he used to say that the best of you are those who have best manners as we see here. also collected by Bihari
the prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam says narrative by behold era.
If one has good manners, if someone has good manners, they may obtain the same reward. As someone who spends all night spending in salah and someone who spends all day fasting for the sake of Allah, someone who has
good manners may receive the same reward as that person.
So you may spend all night in Soma, all day fasting, but someone who has good manners may receive the same reward as you Subhana Allah, also the Prophet alayhi salatu salam reported
by Abu huraira radi Allahu Allah, that the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam was asked by Abu huraira and this is one thing I love about Abu huraira Aloha and he was someone who wanted to find the easy way to do good. And that is becoming a Muslim. It is that becoming of a Muslim to always look for hardship.
Well, lucky, we're not looking for hardship. Is there anywhere in the Quran or the sun that you can find for me? That was taught to us to ask Allah, Allah give me hardship.
Can you find it? No. Allah comenzar school robina Tina Fey dunya Hassan waffleh Hirata, Hassan and Martina
Give me the good of this life. So we don't want hardship we want good. And if there is an easy way to do good, that is the way the believer looks for.
Because this is something that has hekima behind it wisdom, finding the easy way to please Allah subhanho wa Taala. So Abba hora de la and he has a Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, what will take me to gender the quickest? What is the fastest way for me to get to gender? Because if there's a quick way to get there, I'm 100 I want it to go that way. And we're like, if there's a quick way to get there, all of us should want to go down that path. So what did the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam tell him?
He told him the quickest way to go to Jenna. And what will take you to gender the fastest is tough one.
Having fear of Allah azza wa jal have been tougher for Allah and having good manners. Those two things can take you to Agenda faster than anything else. Subhan Allah So how much does our character affect our Deen
it affects all of it. Our character is like the glue that holds everything else together with no character you have no Deen with good character you have good Dean.
A couple of more inshallah.
Also, we find reported that the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam, said, he was asked about doing good and doing good evil, what is higher end what is sharp, what is good, what is evil? The Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam said good is good manners. That good means good manners. So when Allah refers to good he was referring to good manners, goodness, and when he said evil shall is that which you do, which you would not want anyone to know about it? Something that you do that you would not like it if other people knew about it, that is evil. And good is good manners. Subhana Allah.
Now we come to the story of Mr. Malik. How many of you know Mr. Malik, the great Mr. Malik. Everybody should know the great Mr. Malik. If you don't know him, we need some serious history classes going on. Eman Malik Rahim Allah to Allah.
When his mother sent him to study, he said that my mother wrapped around my head. And she told me go to the scholar of robbia in Medina,
and when you learn from him, learn from his
before you learn from his own, learn from his character before you learn from his knowledge.
And this is something that was very much known about Imam Malik is that he had a flock that was pristine. His character was something that visualized the son of the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam in his own life.
There was a student of Eman Malik,
a student of Bhima Malik Rahim Allah to Allah.
He spent 20 years studying with him and Malik. But in one year, in one year, he learned all of the, from even Malik, he learned the Quran, he learned the book of Allah, he learned the sooner he learned it from him, he learned that he learned everything that he could contain from him and McMahon. In one year, he memorized everything from the Mmm.
But he spent 19 more years with the Imam Malik. And when someone asked him about this later on, why did you spend 19 more years with Mr. Malik, when you had good? Have you had any jazz from him? After one year? He said I spent one year learning from the man's knowledge. And I spent the other 19 years learning from his luck.
I spent 19 more years learning from the man. I gained the knowledge in one year 19 more I spent studying the man. This is how much importance the seller placed upon us.
So much importance was placed upon the flock by our seller. And this would make them so great was they were people of character.
They not only had the deen on their tongue, they had the deen in their heart and they had the deen in their limbs in their actions.
Also when it comes to
if our o'clock is not that of a Muslim
How should we expect that anyone would want to follow us? If our character all of us and I'm not pointing out anyone singling out any group, all of us if our character as a whole is not good, and we're not acting according to our Deen and we're not
Acting and living according to the son of the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam, why would anyone want to be like us? If we as a community have more problems,
more problems that we cannot even solve amongst ourselves?
Then how can we expect to tell people that we can solve their problems?
How can we tell the world we can solve all of your problems, when we can even solve our own problems?
How Why would anyone want to be like us? And we have to realize that fact, that's one thing about me that I tried to stick to is that I don't apologize for Islam. Because Islam needs no apology.
But I do try to be sincere and realistic about the fact that we as Muslims are not doing what we should be doing as a whole. I have to be honest about that. Because if I tell everyone that Muslims are doing everything they're supposed to be doing, they're gonna look at us and say, Well, I definitely don't want to be a Muslim then. Because most of the Muslims, most people I've met, are probably not the best ideal example of how we should be.
Because that number of people who are actually living Islam, following the Quran, in their lives, are abiding by the sin of the Prophet Alayhi. salat wa salam, that number is decreasing every day. Rather than increasing, it is decreasing.
And this is something that
sufian authority for him hold water Allah He said, when it comes to the horrible the strangers, he said it's not that the peak that Islam will go away. It's not Islam will go away, Islam will grow. He said it is the people of the Sunnah will decrease the people who actually follow Islam, they will decrease, there may be more Muslims than ever, but people really upon the Sunnah, they will go away. And that is what we are seeing happening. And that is unfortunate because our our clock has deviated so far from that of the Messenger of Allah Subhan, Allah honey was sending them that we have brought ourselves to a state of humiliation, because we're not living that which we say.
And Allah tells us in the
beginning the verse by saying Subhan, Allah, Allah praises himself. And then he says, In verse two, as to why do you say that what you don't do? Most hateful is it to a law that you say that what you do not do?
And then later on the law tells us that the key to Paradise is to remain on Ebola he was a fully he went to jail he don't he be American one Fujiko that the way to Paradise is to believe in the lion is messenger and to strive hard for the cause of Allah with your wealth and yourselves to put action with your speech.
To put action with your speech, your luck much must match that which you profess.
We know that Amen.
hassanal bursary Rahim Allah to Allah, one of the greatest of the tambourine, he said that
faith is not just what you hope for. You can't just say, Oh, I'm a, I'm a Muslim, and I want to be a good Muslim, but I'm not a good Muslim, that he said, That's not a man.
A man is something which you believe in, and it becomes settled in your heart, and then it becomes manifested by your actions. So if you have a bad luck, then that bad character reflects something bad that is inside the column inside the heart. Because what the heart contains, is what the limbs are going to manifest.
As the Prophet alayhi salatu was Salam said there is one flesh, piece of flesh in the body. If it is good, then everything else in the body will be good, but if it is bad, then everything else in the body will be bad. And he said, that piece of flesh is the heart.
And the heart is the seat of your character.
Your heart where your imagine risks is also the seats are the resting place of your afterlife.
So if you have bad character and bad manners, then something is wrong inside your heart and you need to check it before it gets out of control and it ruins your theater as well as ruling in your dunya your now
tells us something very beautiful in the Quran.
Because if you have a bad luck, if your character is not good,
then there is something wrong with the core of your deen.
The core of our Deen
is a via a birder. This is what Allah created us for either
makalah colgin novel insanely alien Odin I created men and jinn to worship me.
If your luck is not good, then there is something wrong with the core of your deen as well you're a bad, not just your heart. Because someone who makes solo on a regular basis, someone who worships Allah subhanho wa Taala
it should affect their character. If you're solo, which is the key foundation of our a bed is the regular establishment of our worship for Allah. If you are doing that properly, it will reflect in your character. It has to you know why? Because Allah says it has to Allah tells us in His most notable book
what the masala and establish the salah why
in the Sonata 10 100
that indeed the salaah will prevent you from going to evil, and it will prevent you from evil. It will prevent you from going towards Asia.
And it will prevent you from doing evil. So if you tell me that, look, I'm praying but my character and my Deen and my life is not getting any better. You know what I'm going to tell you then you need to check your Salah. There's something wrong in your setup. There's something missing from your a burger. Either there's no horseshoe, there's no taco, there's no LS, something's wrong. Because if your solo is not affecting you for the time you place a lot to the next level, then you're not doing anything. You might as well be like a chicken pecking pecking corn on the ground. The same benefit is happening. Nothing
or a bad day should affect our flock.
Yeah, even more either. Rahim Allah Allah.
He said something very beautiful. He said that
good deeds cannot make up for bad manners. Good Deeds cannot make up for bad manners. It doesn't mean that you can have a harsh attitude or bad manners towards people. And because you give a lot of Southern thought to the masjid. You can cover up that bad luck.
He said but good luck, good manners may cover up your bad deeds. Good manners may cover up your bad deeds
or what has so much importance. And I want to bring it wrap it up. We only have a few more slides, but I want to wrap it up.
Because our fluff is so important. Because if we don't act like a Muslim, if we don't look and live like a Muslim as Allah azza wa jal created us to be submissive to him, then there is something wrong. There's something going on about us.
And we're like what's going on in the world right now. And I want to finish with this. Because this is becoming a great fitna to this ummah. It is a great fitna that is causing another great fitna.
The so called revolution that's happening all over the Muslim world is a fitna and I'm going to tell you why.
And this is not coming from you should not make up something out of his own mind.
This is something that a man of repute, are saying almost with an email except for a few on the side. This is a fitna, why,
because we as Muslims are trying to do something that Allah has already told us cannot happen.
And will lie he This is madness.
Because the Muslims all over the Muslim world, they're trying to change the condition that is around them, without first trying to change the condition that is within them, and will never work. It has never worked in the past, nor will it work in the future. Why? Can someone tell me why?
Why is it madness to try to change conditions around you without first trying to change what is inside of you?
Can anybody tell me why?
Because Allah tells us so in sort of the ride,
I will never change the condition of a people until they first change what is the unfussy come inside of themselves. So for us to think that by using our hands and our mouse to change the world around us, but we haven't yet changed what's inside of us. We think that we can bend the sun novela
because the sun of Allah has no tiller where it has no change.
So first and foremost, I say it is a fitna because it is diverting us away from the real struggle in this ummah, which is to purify ID to purify ourselves in the process.
selves back in line with the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala and the son of his messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, then maybe we can work towards changing our condition because then maybe Allah will have favor upon us and help us with that condition. But to think that we can change conditions, in the absence of first trying to purify ourselves, we are only fooling ourselves and we are only causing a fitna to the entire ummah. People are losing their lives over this man, by the 1000s. And nothing is going to change.
There was a statement Malcolm X used to say,
and it's a beautiful statement, but is not an absolute fact. He said that people know.
shepherds may change, shepherds may change, meaning the leaders may change, but people almost always remain the same.
And that is a fact. And I'm going to end by telling you something very beautiful.
The prophet or somebody was telling him Allah says about him.
Well, in Nicola Fulton a lien indeed you were upon noble character. The Prophet was on the most noble character of all of us.
And when I shadowed the Allahu anhu, I was asked about the character of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. She said, Can I follow?
His character was the Quran. His character was the Quran he lived in, breathed the Quran, he acted everything that the Quran says, As if he kathira Rahim Allah says that the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam fulfilled all the commands of Allah azza wa jal without hesitation.
So if we think that we are going to change the world, without first changing ourselves, we need to wake up, we need to wake up to what really needs to happen. And I'm going to finish with this one small story. Because everyone, especially the youth, they're getting, somehow brainwashed into this idea that all of these so called revolutions are good. Somehow, well, I don't know what's going on.
There was a time
hassanal bas Rahim Allah Allah How many of you have ever heard of hassanal bustering. This is my final story. If If you don't know about hassanal bursary if you don't know about Emma Matic, we need some serious history 101 for Islam going on here in Lewiston. hassanal bursary was one of the tabs. He was one of the followers of the companions. He learned from people like Osman Nfn Omar Abdullah
Abdullah Abdullah ibn Massoud used to be babysat by one of the wives of the Messenger of Allah sub Aloha, they will sell them as an infant.
There was a ruler at his time. Does anybody know the name of the ruler in his time in the Muslim world?
His name was hijacked, Hajaj abusive. He was a wicked, wicked person he used to murder Muslims.
So there was some youth that came to hustle and bustle Rahim Allah and they asked for permission to go fight Hajaj. They have permission to go fight Hajaj, throwing up, you know what has to be said. First of all, he told them
that the leader, the Amir amongst you, is a reflection of what is inside of your heart. So if your Amir is corrupt, it is because your hearts are corrupt.
Then he told them, I will not give you permission.
He said because
if this person is a punishment from a law upon you for your wickedness, you cannot remove a lot of punishment with your sword.
And he said number two, if it is a test for you, then test from a law or only one through patience.
And tawakkol. He said so no, the prophet alayhi salatu wa sallam said obey your leader even if he whips your back.
As long as he has established things so long. He said, No, I won't give you this. It's not according to the suddenness. You know what they did. They went and judge anyway. You know what the judge did to them.
killed every one of them. And you know what hustler Buster used to say about them. He said by Allah what law he no good ever came from that group of youth. They cause the fitna
because he said the youth are too quick to go to their swords. When by what law he the only way we will succeed in this is if we purify what is inside of ourselves.
And if we don't hear that today,
then seriously, we have a lot to learn. All of us, including me. If we cannot remember that reminder, small reminder, that change comes from here. Not from here.
Then seriously, we have a lot of work to do. So I asked the loss of Hannah who went to Ireland, to empower us to be able to change ourselves for the good, and to give us a good luck and to help us to purify our manners and to teach our children the character of the Prophet Mohammed Salah law and he was sending them so that when they grow up, they can live a life that is pleasing to Allah soprano who went to Ireland, and that is according to the sin of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, because that's the only success that will come to us. Success only comes from Allah. Success only comes from a law and law IE all evil comes from us and shaitan that's it. All good is from
Allah subhanho wa Taala acoustica was
over for him.
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