The Importance Of Character In Islam
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Welcome to all of our live audience viewers here in beautiful biggest good California and welcome to our at home viewers on one ima TV. We begin by saying Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah he was suffering he
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john lotta Island. Tonight we're going to discuss a very important topic and come to find out this is the same tough that you're the man who dealt with today, and it hooked up. So it's good to reiterate that message. Because what I have had the opportunity the past maybe five years to travel the entire world, as I've been traveling pretty much globally, non stop for the past five, six years, I've done a lot of observation within the Muslim world, and within the non Muslim world where you have Muslim minority populations and sometimes great Muslim, Muslim minority populations. And I have been looking at the home as a whole. And when I refer to the oma, we refer to the Ummah, as a
law refers to an Indian you have he
did this, you're only one partner. And I know therefore worship me. So when I say we're all in this together, if you say
you uphold the the beliefs that a Muslim is required to uphold with sincerity, then you're part of this unknown.
When I look at this, as a whole, there are a number of things that come to the forefront, because I'm always asked, you know, what do you think are what is holding us back? What is some of the problems that the Muslims are facing here or there or wherever.
And most of our problems are synonymous, to be honest with the problems that the Muslims are facing Australia and in America, at the same time, the problems official Muslims are facing in UK, Muslims are facing in Northern Africa, and Muslims are facing in the Arabian Peninsula in Yemen, in Turkey, we're facing the same problems. And they stem from the same illnesses that we use as an own half. And there are a few that do rise to the top, there are a few that rise to the top. And the one that we're going to deal with today in sha Allah is one of those that rise to the very, very top, one of the very top problems that I see that our owner really needs to wake up to, and focus on, if we
can't have any success in this life. And
if we plan to give the Islam the honor it deserves, as long as we just sit there for that reason, who will end
up being the hero
that Allah says he is the one that has sent His messenger with the guidance and the religion of truth to do what to make it have honor and privilege prevalent over every other way of life. And that is not going to come with just our hopes and our wishes. Dear brothers and sisters, it comes with work and action. And one of the things that we missed most in this regard, is this issue of this issue of mannerisms. This issue of manners is something that we have become deplorable. And this is very, very clear when you spend any time with the large body of Muslims that our manners need a lot of work. And
one thing that is unfortunate is that our matters have suffered so much when they have been put in such high regard. And it's nothing that matters have been placed on such a high plateau and on such a high platform in Islam. It is amazing that we would have allowed them to fall to the wayside in such a manner that we have the prophets of the law and he was sending them said as is narrated by email Malik in his famous water. He said the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said
that I was not sent except but to affect your minds. I was not sent except but to beautify and perfect. Your character, your mannerism. And if the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is laying such an importance upon something that he's saying, I was not sitting but for this reason, then for sure this has to have applied place of importance in our being, if the Prophet is telling us today. So that was today I was not sent, but to perfect your manners, that our members have to have some importance. How much importance do we place on our manners? How much importance do we place? How much
do we place upon ourselves when it comes to our manners? How much free accounting of ourselves do we take when it comes to our members? What about our children?
What about raising our children how much important we play some character and me myself. I was raised in a
South South Carolina. My parents or grandparents are not Muslim. But character and manners were probably the most important thing that was ever stressed upon me as a child as a non Muslim manners. You did not misbehave. In the south where I came from my grandparents, you talk back to your parents, you got slapped off the table, and the stick came out. I mean, this was just the way it was when she can do that anymore. They will take you to jail. But we have to stress upon our children, the importance of matters, matters almost trumps everything else on the numbers.
And then it becomes a form of worship in and of itself. And we want to stress that tonight in sha Allah. And there's going to give you a few relevant ideas and verses from the Quran about this and then in sha Allah will be done concise, short, sweet to the point. And then I will finish if we have time with a beautiful speech in sha Allah. That is not my speech, but I will read it for you because it is very beautiful.
Even before he recorded in his book,
and in in an
afternoon recording his Muslim timidity, and I'm not going to continue to go through all these references because they're all there to be authentic for you. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as they
said that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that nothing is wait here, nothing is waiting here on your scale of happiness. Except for o'clock.
good morals. He said, the most weighty thing that we placed upon your skin on the date of judgment will be good manners.
The most heavy thing to go into scale, the day of judgment, good manners, not the amount of Salah that you do not the amount that was a cow you've given not the amount of deed you've done, but the mannerisms that you have will become the most weighty thing of the Day of Judgment. Why? We're gonna get to that genre. Why just keep asking why, why is so much importance placed upon mannerism, also, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said is near and available, how
I heard about the person, the prophets of the law, how to send them say, the best of you in Islam, or those who have the best manners, as long as they maintain a sense of understanding the prophets of Allah and he was sent him said the best of you in Islam are those who have the best manuals, as long as they maintain a sense of understanding. Also, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said that the most beloved slave to Allah, the Most Beloved slave to Allah is the slave of Goodman's. The slave that Allah loves the most is the slave with good manners.
I believe an hour on the hour, I said, the prophets of Allah Allah said them was never obscene, never obscene with anyone. He was never harsh with anyone. He was never course in his speech or his actions. And he used to always tell us, the best of you are those who have the best manners, the best of you, or those who have the best manners. Also a Valera, Allah one
said that the prophets of the law how to send them told us that if one has good manners, they may obtain the same reward. As someone who spends all night in Salah. If someone just has good manners, they may obtain the same reward as someone who spends all night in solar panels are just the ones. We're starting now to see the bigger picture of the weight of mannerism and it's not also Mr. River on the other hand, he has a very beautiful question to the Prophet symbolized and assembled. And it shows the attitude of this habit.
He said, You have to move on what will take me two gentlemen faster. What will take me to the quickest because the companions wanted to know the easy way to please. And this is how our being is this is how the deen of Islam is to find the easy way to please Allah. We as Muslims don't look for a life of hardship, just to go to Paradise. That's not what we look for, we ask for a lot better. And I think if in doing that, we ask Allah give us the best of this life as well as the best of Africa. We want both the best of both worlds as they say. So our whatever said yamasa will overtake that agenda the fastest you wanted to act upon that. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam told him dunkwa
was going to follow, Fear Allah and have good manners. Simple, he said, Fear Allah, and have good manners that will take you to paradise somehow. So how much weight is being put on manners? The heaviest thing to go on your scale, the best of you, the most beloved slave to Allah, all the reward of the one who stands all night and so on. Now, it's the quickest way to Gemini, the quickest way the gentlemen who wants the hard road, the very last, nobody's looking for the long road. If you're looking for the long road, you need to sit down with your chef afterwards and let him do a little bit of things and we don't want the long road. There's if there's a short road to Gemini, the best
of people will be those who will enter into gentlemen okay.
out there always very short. While the Day of Judgment is commencing, they'll be knocking on the gates of Jelena May Allah azza wa jal make us one of them
do not mean but the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, the quickest way to go to Paradise was you're alone and have good manners. I've already asked them on the flip side. Okay, what is the quickest way to johannah? Since I know the fastest way to Gentlemen, I want to go faster with you. And so I stay away from that the purpose of Oban instead of the thing that takes you to jahannam the fastest is what is between the two lips, and what is between the two legs? Those two things need you to handle the fastest.
And these also do that for Batman was
the profits on the one hand he was sent them was asked about good and evil, what is good and what is evil. The profits of the law they were 70% good, is good manners. He equated good with good maps. He said good is good. That's good. And evil, is that which troubles you inside and you don't want anybody to know. So that's even simple are being so penalised. So simple. We overcomplicate it so much. He said good is good manners. Evil is that which you feel bad about when you do it, the conscience messes with you, and you wouldn't want anyone else to know about it. This is a very easy criteria between good and evil.
How many of you know the great scholar in a manic regime? In mathematic at home, you can raise your hand We'll see. Mr. Malik, you don't know even Malik. We need some serious one on one about the the the giants of Islam. In a Malik when his mother sent him to study in Medina, with a scholar of Medina. He said she wrapped a turban around my head, and she told me go to the scholar premier.
But before you learn from his knowledge, learn from this.
Before you learn from his element, learn from his asthma. Study his manners before you study for his knowledge. And if any of you know about human Malick in America was known for his character, his character was something that was known of greatness. There was not much anyone can say about the character of your mouth. And one of the students of economics spent 20 years with email. He spent 20 years one of America's top students spent 20 years with him.
After one year he had memorized everything from memorized the Quran, he had memorized the relative Hadees that the mathematic was quoting at the time getting memorized Afghan the rulings and things of that nature. He memorized for me my knowledge, so realistically, he could have gone on to teach. But he stayed with the nomadic 19 more use 19 more years. And someone asked him later on. Why did you stay with him? When he had learned everything from him? And he said, No, no, I I learned all of his knowledge in one year. I spent the other 19 years studying his character. I spend the other 19 years observing his athletes. So
how much importance are we putting upon after 19 years, most of us want to spend 19 minutes thinking about our character 19 years he spent with him and extending his character.
When we look at the importance of our flock, and why so much stress has been laid upon it in Islam, is that our flock is the is the compendium of who we are. Our mannerism is the companion it is the makeup of who we are. Our character defines us, it defines us. If you have an evil character, you're known as evil, you know is evil. No matter how many great works you may do. An evil character will define them as evil and good character defines you as good. Even if you're someone who may not be involved in a lot of philanthropy and things of that nature. Maybe you don't have a lot of money, but a good character has you're known as good. And as you're known as good.
Early robiola one he used to say never disappoint the person who thinks highly of you never disappoint the person who thinks highly of you. And always try to keep a good standing with the people. Because the good standing with the people is something that honors the the believer, it honors the believer to have good standing in front of in front of mankind, and
makes that or breaks that makes that or breaks down a good character or bad character. And as luck is all about your disposition, a lot of people ask what is what is a flop? It's your disposition. It's your general attitude, and everything that you do. There is a certain type of a flop that we should have
this certain type of mannerism and disposition we have a lot and that those rulings are clear in Islam. There's also a certain type of disposition that we should have with our parents. Santi
As a staff, there's a certain software disposition that we should have with our children, with our spouses with our neighbors, and all of this land is very clearly laid out.
All of this is taught in Islam.
The Prophet sallallahu Sallam said that jabril used to tell me about the neighbors so much that I thought he would make them my inherit, I thought he would make them inherit from me. And we know that in Islam, the neighbor is 40 4040 4040 houses to the front 40 houses to the back 40 house to the left 460 houses. And our disposition towards them is supposed to be that they are part of our extended family. The purpose of the law, you send him send any of you who goes to bed full while his neighbor's hungry, you're not from us, you're not one of us. So this is all teaching us about. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam was known to never pass anyone with a smile without a smile, never passed
anyone without a smile.
That's all about if you study and I'm a psychology major, but by secular studies, the smile changes an entire disposition. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam always smile. Why? Because someone who's always smiling, always feels good. They always feel optimistic. They always feel something good about the future they and the prophets of the Lord said it was the best of those who, who had a good disposition have a lot, a good disposition about the future a good disposition about himself. So he was always smiling and smiling is contagious. When you see someone smiling, you smile back. It's contagious. If you feel depressed, try smiling for five minutes, force yourself to smile for five
minutes, you'll find that your mood changes. So all of this the puppets along with teaching us mannerism,
eat with the right hand mannerism. When you enter the bathroom into like this mannerism clean with this mannerism. All of these things that probably So Lauren said that when he told us to do this certain thing Hollywood was freaking Don't be like them. Have your own mannerism, have your own character, have your own disposition, have your own identity professor will not talk to Muslims to have an identity that was different. That was separate and unique from everything else to distinguish themselves. from everyone else. Don't try to blend in. Don't try to look like everybody else be who you are. All of this is part of our Islamism. It's all part of our general disposition,
the nicety that we're supposed to have with people
will love you, you leave America. And you go, you go to many of our countries, and I say our countries, you know what I mean? When
you go to try to get a ticket for the subway in Cairo, is like trying to kiss as well. So
you got to try to get an Alabama chicken in Medina, you might as well be trying to go inside the club itself.
You're gonna get beat up man, just to get some fried chicken. What is wrong with us, our disposition has become so much so that sometimes I think 111 that non Muslims can come here might be a good thing.
I'm thinking to myself, I don't really think there's a good image to be shown.
You know, during salon and even in the most holy place in Mecca, I don't want to pray anywhere near that point of the Blackstone, because the first thing the man says
it's like a title fight.
And we wonder why a lot of agenda has given this this this, this humiliation on earth is because we don't even honor
alarm anymore. We don't honor the sanctity of the loss of the window right anymore. The harm is the owner of the hideout is not honored. The Deen is not mounted. Our sisters are not honored. Our parents are not honored. The purpose of the law is and is not honored by us forget about the non Muslims by us. And how can we expect for people to honor something that we don't give on it? How can we expect them to give honor to something that we don't have honor to?
We see this general disposition of of this revolution of the Muslim world. We need to step back from it and realize what's happening.
And think for a moment Think for a moment what's coming about what's happening here? Is there going to be a change in the general disposition of Muslims? Or is it going to be one thing replacing with another thing?
Because look at what's happening.
There have been leaders that have been propped up by the by the West and other entities for a very long time, lead has been propped up. Now all of a sudden, that property has stopped.
And you think that is just for the general welfare of the Muslims. If you think it's within reason, you're only fooling one person. That's you. They've removed themselves so that these these rulers can fall because what happens when they fallen, we turn on each other. We turn to each other and it becomes a three ring circus, a three ring circus, we're killing each other in the street from running to each other to the death. We can we can even decide anything
and all they're doing is sitting
And putting it all over the news. Just so people can observe, just so they can observe, there's a lot of psychology is going on behind a lot of this. And we're not aware of it. We're not privy to what's going on. But there are people who are privy. They're watching this unfold, and they're happy about, they're happy about the trauma that Muslims are killing each other. Because that just goes to fuel their whole analogy that you want to be like this, all these people coming to Islam, you want to be like this. Go ahead. Go ahead. No problem with that.
One is very unfortunate, because when we look at our history, we have beautiful shining examples in the profits over the law it was sending them which is trying to that that example is trying to been dispelled from the world. We have beautiful examples of the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And as I spoke about today, the amount of effort that they laid upon this Deen is is it's unsurpassable We can never achieve the things that they did for Islam can't be replicated. And and hamdulillah. They didn't do what we do. Under the law, they didn't abandon the Dow like we abandon it 100 and they didn't let them fall to the wayside like we have. Because if so, I cannot
promise you where we will be today. So we asked the learners which are always to be pleased with them and to grant them the highest rents in general. And anyone who abuses the companions, he is out of his mind. He's lost, that's why he's lost his entire religion, because he must be out of his mind. Because the reason that this person is probably Muslim is because it
is also given so much importance in Islam because it is supposed to it is supposed to
what is the word that is supposed to impact the rest of our life our manners are supposed to impact everything in our lives. The the flag that the dean teaches us is supposed to impact everything that we do
when we look at the way a law as written legislated, are being what is the primary act in Islam The first thing that you do after taking the shower that let you
know what's next?
correct the size next slide how many times
five times a day five times when you decide to do it
five times regulated disciplines correct. Or they're not prerequisites to this law?
Yes, he represented us a lot and then there's we'll go we'll do is that can we'll do Can Can you make up your own Oh, can I wash my head, my feet and you know, my sides and under arms? I have to do it in according to the suit of the purpose in law, you send them disciplined discipline. So we have the men who
are five times a day
that's all part of teaching us mannerism of love. When we stand in front of a lot. We're supposed to have a certain disposition a certain demeanor. The prophets of the law to send them said if someone had a river outside of their home and they did it five times a day, they would would they would not be a spotter trace of dirt on them. This is the Muslim the Muslim
that our flock is supposed to I mean that a bad there is discipline Ramadan again,
the month of Ramadan, can you fast the month of Ramadan in the month of show? No. Again, it has to be done in the month of Ramadan. It's from sunup to sundown you can't get up to in the morning and decide to fast for eight hours and you're done. It is discipline. According to the book of Allah and the Sunnah of the prophet SAW belong they were setting them and I could go on and on and on, about how our Deen teaches us to be disciplined to have a certain disposition
that is supposed to affect us in the rest of our lives. And if it doesn't, there's a problem. There's a problem with them.
In the in the Quran, when speaking of salam, Allah says, Allah,
Allah Subhana Allah
establish the salah, for indeed the Salah prevents one from from from going down evil paths and from impulsiveness. Allah is telling us to establish the salah, because the salon becomes a molding process to keep you away from evil. So if we are worshipping Allah roses when performing a ballad, but that embed is not transferring over into our character, then there's a problem with our
point blank and simple. There's a problem I need to step back and say something is wrong with my worship. Because my worship as a loss, it should be affecting me in some way. Ramadan should be affecting me in some way. It's not just rituals that we perform, because Muslims all over the world are praying. I don't want to get into statistics Muslim prayer, not praying, Muslims or fasting Muslim doing this, but in general, our clock is going
down the drain. So there's something wrong there's a disconnect. There is a disconnect.
Yeah, even more I wrote a lot of it. I mean, excuse me.
One of the
The righteous self. Yeah,
he used to say that.
may compensate for bad matter. I mean, good deeds cannot compensate for bad manners. He said that I'm going to sorry, good deeds cannot compensate for bad manners. But good manners may compensate for bad deeds. Good manners may compensate for your bad deeds. But good deeds cannot compensate for Batman's meaning that if you have a general horrible manners, you have general horrible disposition. Just because you give a lot of money to the mask doesn't mean it's going to help you. Doesn't mean he's going to help you just because you pray a lot. But if that prayer is not transferring over into your mind, there's something wrong because it shows that if you're doing good deeds, but you don't
have good manners, there's a disconnect. There's something wrong with the deeds. There's something wrong with the deeds themselves. But someone who has good manners even if they're lacking in their good deeds, or they have bad deeds, those good manners may make up for them. Because the good manners have a lot of weight. The good manners have a lot of weight. Look at how Allah azza wa jal is training the Muslim to have such a good disposition. Not only is it befitting of each other, because it helps us live in a better environment for everyone has good manners, but it also becomes a primary primary faculty for the hour. It becomes a primary faculty for our our good mannerism go
so far in showing non Muslims the beauty of Islam before you even have an open your mouth. Because when they see the goodness from the Muslims, they see the AHA of the Muslims improving, they will realize, okay, well, there's something different about these people. There's something unique about these people. This is the way the Sahaba of the Aloha were viewed. They were the some of the only people in earth, that the generation of the companions and the durability, and the ultimate aim, were some of the only civilizations on Earth, that the they would conquer a place. And the people of that place would willingly accept the way of life of their conquerors willingly accepted,
wholeheartedly accept it, because they would see the pristineness of it, they would beg these people not to leave them, don't leave us subpanel and the history books are there to show this and anyone with a with a general sense of justice will will admit to this fact. When Muslims ruled over Spain, in Europe and Northern Africa, non Muslims were flocking all from all over the world to leave their tyrannical societies to come live on a Muslim rule, willing to pay that jizya was not a subordinate type of payment. They were willing to pay it they were happy to pay because of the justice of the dean about Islam. Is there a place in the world like that today? No, there's not. There's not
Muslims are flocking to the west. Because in your own countries, you can barely practice your religion free.
You can barely practice your religion for you. Many things, many of us stand up in your countries right now stand up in Yemen and say some of the things I'm saying today illustrate the jail. secret police will come and give in the middle of night and I said you should have gone. Egypt's getting different. Maybe some good comes out of that.
the regime of Mubarak, I would have said the things I'm saying No, you didn't say what the government put out that we're in trouble. That's it. That's all there is for you. It's like that way now many places. So we have to think a lot of agenda for what he has given us and be able to work within our situations when it came to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam his character.
A lot of firms in the Quran. And so Taka, Allah says, Allah, Allah,
and you are indeed among Greek character. Allah verifies this about the Prophet sallallahu
ala within our Deen You are indeed among great character. And for sure, there is one thing that you can say without a doubt, no matter how many things people may try to say about the beloved messenger of a loss of the law.
If you want to come to facts, there's only one factual instance of any slightness in the character, the puppets of the law to send them there was only one factual instance of any slightness in the character the profits on the war it was
when was that
and you guys know a prompt an entire surah
This is it is all the only factual information that we have understood what the welder the one time the prophet SAW the warnings and unprompted, turned away from the blind man, a lot as much objective right away, this is not becoming of you.
And to us, that's nothing to look at someone in front of them, nothing to us, but to Allah as agenda was very important. And the purpose of the law said it was very important. Look at the way he treated that blind man after that day,
who was the blind man
Medina, he was treated so great by the province, although some spent the rest of his life making it up, trust me, the rest of his life making it up.
So this is the only slight list we see in the character, the Prophet sallallahu wasallam, no matter what those who are, were harbor enmity and hatred against the Messenger of Allah may try to put forward the truth is there to blindly or to to, to clearly show that that is false. And anyone who reads and researches with a clear mind will see these facts. And this will encourage non Muslims to do go do that research for yourself. Forget about what what Joe so and so said, What websites so and so said, Where did they get that from? Because we have the authentic sources with us? And I'm telling you, if you're not gonna find that, you're not going to find that. So when you find it, that
is a good, good, good question. But of course, these are coming from people who accept the most dubious of sources. These are people who believe the media, whatever it says, and we all anybody, anybody here ever taking journalism, in college, any journalism or journalism majors, anyone, even a journalist journalism major will tell you if you believe what comes out of the media, then you you have
you don't have a sound line. Because it's telling you one day you watch CNN for five hours, you'll be about four different things. Turn on fox news is the one thing john, CNN told another thing, so if anyone who believes all the media, they're out of their minds, they are they have multiple personality disorder have something for you to be able to believe so many contradictions at the same time. So we have to know that the truth is where it is. And in Islam, the truth is only in two places.
Talk in Islam is only two places, the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu said and nowhere else. It's not in the statements of chef so and so. It's not in the statements of email, I'm sorry. So it's in the statements of the book of Allah. And it was one of the prophets. So hold on, let me send them and if you can't find it there, then it's not Islam. It's not the Dean of ours. It's not It's not even though he had the Dalai Lama make it cannot be defended is deprived of the Quran and the Sunnah. It can't be it can't be something new. It can't be something unique. So
when I used to be alone, so we can wrap it up, when she was asked about the character of the prophets of the Lord, and He was sending him
to describe the prophets of the lives and then what did she say? She could have gone in this long, you know, tirade about his character, and she could have spent hours and hours and hours he said, One very short phrase,
can have a look on his character was the ground. His character was looking around. His character was, he was a walking, living, breathing embodiment of the book of philosophy.
This is this is who he was. This is why the sermon is so important, because it is an embodiment of the Koran, Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, I will send the Quran and something similar to it. And something similar to it and we know that the surgeon is working on
the Prophet sallallahu Sallam has a lot of confusion. So the legend he does not speak of his own desire in his own revelation revealed.
This is where we get our character from the book of Allah and the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. We don't get it from Joe so and so we don't get it from football players and basketball players and, and rap stars and movie stars. This is not where we get our character. This is not the character our children should be inheriting. They should be inheriting the character. The prophets have a lot to do with setting them as was practiced by his companions and those who follow them. That's it. There's nothing to add to that. There's nothing to take away from them. That's it. It's a shame that our children know more about
Kobe Bryant and little Wayne and all these guys than they know about people like us, I don't know man. And they know about like zevin seven than they know about like Osama bin Zayed.
You asked me to tell him you know some of the executives talking about some of the
the you know who
you don't know who
you don't even know the beginnings of your own religion.
mouthpiece of the Prophet somebody was the first one. The first one the banner, that the standard holder for Islam in the afternoon before it ever became Medina, the man who gave everything in the middle of it, and is now his body's very souls.
Gentlemen, what we need to be teaching this matters to our children. We need to be treated as members of our children.
It is so clear today when you see a child who has manners. He sticks out from everyone else. And it's an amazing thing. Masha Allah, an example that I saw, and this was unique for me, coming from the west. I had an opportunity in the beautiful city of Medina.
To establish some relationship with one of the most beautiful scholars of our time
I think about the island. And I had to go to a meeting of some of those scholars of wall Dania at his home. And it was all men sitting around, you know, as all scholars. So, you know, basically I didn't understand how anything was going on. They were speaking with
esoterica. But anyway, there was this young man that came in about six years old.
My oldest son is this young man sitting right next to the man. And you know, mostly when we see them, they come into the masjid with dancing around with doing all kinds of things at play. My phone was in the game boys and this young man came in. He walked right up in front of ships on 50, kissed his forehead, sat down in front of him with his knees touching the shift the shift knees, and he sat there for three hours.
Listen to everything that was being said.
Listen to soaking up everything that was being said. And I'm stalling thing. I'm sitting here thinking to myself.
I want to get up.
I think to myself, where's this young man's father? Because I have to give him a hug. Seriously, this is this is this is something that is unique. And I went to his father and I said, How did you get your sound like this? He said, we've stressed upon the importance of character. Ever since he was old enough to understand the world around him. We've taught him before he can even speak a word. We were teaching him his mother was teaching them
how to be able to sit down and listen to the pickup of law, etc. so on and so forth. It just goes to show about mentalism, there's another story and then we'll be in the end in sha Allah. I'll tell you the beautiful little speech. There's a story one of my dearest friends here in the US told me his name is enough. Sadiq Khan, many of you don't know him surf economy is a gym. For us here. In the West is email. docile and masculine counterpart men. He told us a story. It says a true story about a five year old boy and an old man. And this is how we will wrap it up. He said that the five year old boy and an old man came to an intersection one day and the young boy was trembling and shaking.
And the old man as the young boy, where you going? And why you take the young boys that are on the way to the masjid. Normally to the masjid. The old man said, Okay, well, you answered one of my questions. Where were you going? But you didn't tell me why you're shaking?
He said, I'm afraid that a lava flow means the hellfire.
I'm afraid that alone throw me into the hellfire. So the old man laughs You know? What, what do you have to be worried about? You know what? Why? Why should you be worried as a five year old boy that Allah is going to throw you the Hellfire because they have wasted that's why I was under the weather last year. I'm afraid that a lot of room to fire.
The old man said you don't have to be worried about no fight. Five years old. You haven't even reached the age of being barely in the United adult. Just relax. The young boy. As the old man, dear sir. Have you ever built a fight? ever built the fight? The woman said yes, of course. I'd love to fight. What does that have to do with our compensation? He said when you build a fight? Do you start with the big pieces of wood? Or do you start with a small piece of wood?
Of course you start with a small piece of wood. You said this is why I'm afraid that allow for me to the Hellfire that he was cited for in the verse. Fear the fire was due will be minister.
He said this makes me afraid that Allah will use me as kindling for the hellfire. Therefore I'm always in the meshuggah asked a lot to free me from the hellfire.
And that's an amazing story.
And the young boy is amazing. But you know what's even more amazing than the unborn?
The whole, you must have come from the type of mother that that young boy must have sat on her lap to have that type of of hardship for Allah, the type of father that boy must have seen get up in the middle of the night and pray and beg the Lord to forgive you. Since you know the moment that that boy must have
had to be something unique to bring him to this type of fear of a lot. As a general, we have to ask ourselves, what are we doing with our children? What are we doing with our children, because our children don't belong to us. You have to realize all of that. Right now. Our children don't belong to us. They're not your children in the sense of ownership, because Allah azza wa jal.
They are your children in the sense of a trust
and a manner that has been given to the Trust has been given to you. And every single trust that is given to you by Allah is a trust that you will be questioned about by every trust becomes a means of questioning on the Day of Judgment. This is why the companions used to avoid trusts, anything that would become a trust over them. They used to try to avoid becoming governors and positions. No, we stay away from that because that's a trust. And that's the trust of the question about, like what Omar will do.
Honey was about to die and they wanted us they wanted that
to be the serif after he said absolutely not. I will not have two people in my family we question about this responsibility. No. So our children are an Amana. They have trust from a virgin, therefore allows one to question you about these children. They are entrusted to you to raise them in the way that Mr. hudak created them to worship Him alone. They were born with pure freedom to worship Allah azza wa jal along with to have beautiful mannerisms and beautiful disposition. The only thing that changes that is you.
And that is the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu send them that everyone is born upon the center of the law, the only thing that takes them away from that is their parents. I don't care what child you what your schooling what environment your children are, go in, if they follow straight, because of mannerism, and because of their demeanor. The only person you can blame first and foremost is you because your children imitate you, whether you like it or not. They don't care what you teach them. They want to act the way you're showing them. And if any of you has children, you know this, your children learn more watching what you do, and imitating you than they ever learned from listening to
Our children start to learn things from us before they even understand speech. And we need to realize that, that our actions are going to mean so much for our children. I don't care if you put your children in Islamic school, if you don't deal with them at home the way you want them to act, then they're not going to be that way you cannot be disappointed if they don't. And the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said that the most one of the most beneficial things that you can leave in this world is a righteous child. One of the most beneficial things that you can leave in this world after your death that will continue to benefit you as a righteous child will continue to make dua for you.
Because the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, there may be that some of you on the day of judgment will be raised and raped. and gentlemen, you'll be given a ranking agenda and then that rate will be raised. And you'll be asked how to this rank get raised. And it will be told because of your child will make to offer you, they ask a lot to raise your rank and gender and to forgive you, therefore that rank went up. So we want to raise pious children and righteous children life is in Charlotte. And be mindful of what we are teaching them. Be mindful of what we are showing them. Be mindful of how we're acting with the word Be mindful of the idea that we're giving to the people about STEM,
because we're in this together brothers and sisters, whether you like it or not the Prophet symbol or send them send it to believers like one body. If one part hurts, if the eye is in pain, the whole body is in pain in response to that pain, the believers are likely to become the believers are like the bricks of a building, each holding and supporting one another. Therefore, we are all in this together. If one of us is bad, it affects all of us. So we need to realize we're representing a snap, you're representing the Nina alone, when you walk outside of this building, you're representing a lot, Jim, you're representing the Prophet sallallahu send them you're representing
the book of Allah representing the dean. So if you're going to go out and be a Muslim, at least, check your mannerism when you go out in front of people, because that's going to reflect on me. And we as Muslims should take that personally if I see my brother or sister doing something unbecoming of the mannerism of Muslims should pull them to the side and advise them, pull them to the side advise them out of sincere love that look, not only are you harming you, you're harming me, you're harming my children, you're harming your your children, you're harming your parents with your mannerism. And we need to be very much focused on this.
And I want to finish with a very beautiful speech, and it's about five minutes long. So we should that's good enough. We'll finish on time for salon Sharma. Absolutely.
And the reason I wanted to finish with this
is because I wanted to leave something that would sit on the heart for a little while. And this is something that ever since I heard it has sat on my heart, it sat on my heart for a long time. And it was delivered by one of the most beautiful man I've ever had the opportunity to sit in front of and hear His voice is a beautiful
from from the city of Medina.
Chef Mohammed mythos. And the other thing is the younger brother.
And he is one of those beautiful and he's he's he's a scholar of sort of theater that is his specialty. But he especially also is touching the heart is as the Lord has given him some amount when it comes to reaching the hearts and he delivered a lecture
that was so I can't do justice to the English language translation is not going to be there but inshallah you'll catch most of it. And it is about the last revelation in the book of Allah has written the last revelation of the book of the last speech there are a lot with ever speak to mankind. So he says, all brothers and sisters, indeed, from Allah upon his slaves are great love the bounty of favorites
and indeed the greatest animal
Explain to them those favorites is this clear book that is with us, the Koran.
And the path that was made straight for us the deen about Islam by which Allah brings his slaves. Minagawa. Mattila knew from from darkness and oppression until light.
And when he feels the heart with life, and he expands the chest, freeing it from the tightness of Kufa, and the tightness of sugar,
and he helps move the believing souls away from the earthly him and the desires of evil.
And from the pain and punishment of being fooled by this life.
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And it is a beautiful exhortation that Allah decided to seal and complete his final revelation to mankind.
A blessing an important verse,
which was also the final instruction for the Messenger of Allah subhana wa and he was sending him
a verse with which Allah seal the Quran, and by which he knocks on the hearts of those willing to listen. And he reminds the creation of their status before the one just ruler, a verse which after its revelation, the prophets of the Lord Himself did not live but a few more days,
is very is the last verse from the verses of the Quran. And it comes after 281 verses.
And as I have older, another name for sort of the bunker, reminding the slaves of a law that a great day, young mushu, the day there will be witnessed by all and a meeting with a law that is promised a day on which children, no parents will be of any benefit to you.
It is a verse consisting of only two exhortations, to exhortations and in format as of two great meetings as the first one.
So I'm just thinking about this is how Allah decided to complete his speech to mankind. And so the first one the law says,
What's up a young woman through geography, love, love,
and fear a Day in which you will be returned to Allah. This is how Allah decided to seal his speech to mankind
was tokuyama mental geography Hello, love, and fear a Day in which you will be returned to Allah.
And as for the seconds, Allah says, that every soul will be given that which it is earned, and none will be dealt with them just a law says fear a Day what you have returned to Allah and every soul will be given that which is earned, and no one will be treated with them justice.
As for the first meeting,
with our young mentor, Jonah fee, the law it is a day that we forget so much, Well, lucky. That's the thing we forget about so much.
It is a time and a place that we truly believe in all of us believe in this day, but we forget it so much.
We are reminded about a day that will be the last of all days. This is why it's called gamma dashing the last day, the very last day there will be 50,000 years old.
We were reminded on a day, they will either become for us punishment, or it will become for us like the fragrance of the most beautiful musk. That's it one of the
we are reminded of Yama and asked him a day on which the throat will be choked out of fear. You won't be able to speak because you will be so afraid. And if you've ever had that type of fear, you know what it feels like to be afraid of something so much that you can't even you can't even screen.
And the reason we're in so much fear is because there will never be another day like this now before it or after.
Without a date. Without a doubt this is known as Yeoman or lean. This is the great day that we so forget about. It is an important meeting standing in the presence of alarm was legit.
But who do not feel well remember and fear the day in which you will return to Allah. This is a verse which has snatched away the sleep of him. This is the verse which causes the righteous to not be able to sleep.
So how amazing then are the bodies of these righteous people who when they go to their beds at night, their last thoughts is the remembrance of the day in which they will be tomorrow.
And then in the middle of the night they'll get up and stand in the presence of their Lord and so on. Calling out to him quietly and secretly while in diversity in the company of the Lord remembering but often you're what double Yeoman tokens you own a fee or law. This is the greatest of dates for which every deed has been recorded. The reason a lot has recorded every deed biggest
Because of this thing, it's for this day, every Wednesday and every lovely despicable deed has been recorded for this day.
For that day,
that which has led a person to be that he notable and honored in front of a law or law being despised, to become
honored, or despised in front of a bar. This is ordained by law that our final destination is decided on your will to mature.
The day that will be witnessed at a meeting that is promised However, for that day. Before that immense scene takes place must come a moment when every person is taken away from his place of illusion and deception, to either a place of harshness and punishment, or to a place of eternal pleasure.
What a moment of moments
in which the slave of Allah is ordained to be relocated, not relocated from city to city from country to country from place to place, no relocated from this life to the next.
It is the moment in which we cast our final glances upon this life. The moment that the process is the moment we take our last look in this life. And for those of you who may think this is just a story, this is this is a hook for all of us. This is something that's going to happen to every one of us, there will come a moment when we will cast our final glances upon this world.
It is a moment that you'll cast your final glances upon your sons and your daughters and your family and your wives.
We will cast a final blend to this world which we love so much. And the signs have definitely become apparent on us. And deep inside us will emerge the separate amounts, the pains in the stupor of death,
indeed is a moment
indeed is a moment which even the disbelievers believe in.
Indeed, it is a moment in which even the disbelievers believing
it is a day in which even the disbelievers believe in the day of death, it is a day which even the atheists believe in.
It is a day which even the atheists believe in it is a day which even the disbelievers believe in. Everyone who has a sound reason or logical mind believes that this day will come when you leave this life.
Indeed, is a moment which a person will truly recognize the loneliness of this world.
On that day, everyone will recognize how lonely this life is, how despicable This world is, you recognize it on that day.
And the truly most beneficial of us will recognize it before that day as a chef your human robot,
if this world was sold on the market, if this dunya was sold in the soup, I wouldn't trade a loaf of bread for it. Because of all the trouble that brings you
indeed is a moment which this every single soul will feel like it has rejected and has neglected a lot of sewage and everyone will feel that they have neglected along this day. You might not think you've neglected a lot today. But on the day you meet them, you will realize how much you neglected
every moment that you didn't spend remembering the law, you regret it. Every moment that you didn't spend spending and the cause of a law you regret every moment that you didn't spend doing some good deeds, you'll regret it. But you'll regret it every moment.
Indeed, it is a moment which every person feels the deepest regret and pain over every single moment in which they neglected or debate their Lord. And what will they say? What do we say? A lot of says we will call out
we will say my Lord.
My Lord, send me back.
Most of us are gonna say that Yama send me back. Why? So that maybe I can do some animals. I'm in Australia with that which I left behind. We will tell him about sending me back so maybe I can do some good deeds with that which I left behind.
But Allah will tell us it is a decisive moment. This is a final moment. This is a decisive blow that separates us from this life into the next life. This is a moment which even drew near and took the messenger of a loss of the law and he was sending them
It may be that all of us will say, If only we had known about this day, if only we had realized about this day we would have acted differently.
Will the call on us that day be the call of gender or the call of the angel of death when he comes he gets two calls. It gives the call of the most beautiful and righteous soul come out, or the despise and wicked soul come out to the anger and wrath of Allah azza wa jal, if only I had known, would it be said to us, as Allah says, Are you satisfied and righteous soul returned to your Lord pleased with him and him pleased with you? Or will it be said to us, oh, filthy, so we'll come out to the anger and wrath and punishment of Allah.
If only we had only known, we would have acted differently.
Exactly how will your ending be that time of death is the time that is snatched away the sleep of the pious. So there's some of them stand up in the night and in the darkness, calling out to a lot of people with the weapon Namal abroad, or a lot of causes to die amongst the righteous.
So when once with moments, the soul submits itself to his creator and it returns to him,
and one leg will be joined with the other leg, and the drive on that day will be into your Lord. From
then in there, the righteous slave will experience a strange new place with amazing wondrous constructions.
In a single moment, the slave is taken from a place that is lowly insignificant, to a place
in a dirty name into a place that is
bounteous and gifted by Allah azza wa jal to everlasting bliss, in a single moment, the slave moves from the narrowness of this life, we will all move from the narrowness of this life to the expense of the hereafter.
And in the single moment, we will leave this place of evil and malice into a place in the presence of the one we all dominated.
The true supreme creator, Allah subhanho, wa Taala.
You know, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam we finished with this heading.
He was once walking into
the microwaves, containers.
And they saw a dead carcass of a sheep with small with small ears, the forms the form dead carcass of a sheep ears, the profits of the law, it was setting them, it's kind of funny, he picked it up by its ear, picked it up by its ear and held it like this, and said, which one of you would buy this? For? You know,
$1? Who would take this for $1?
They say yeah, even if it was alive, we wouldn't take it.
Even if it's alive, none of us would want it much less so after it's dead.
The promise of the law of incentives said that no to this entire world, and all of its glitz and glamour and fashion, pizzazz and show and everything that Tim says from Allah as virgin. He said know that all of that to Allah is more despicable in His sight than this, the form that she is in your son.
So the person says we have to put things in perspective, we asked a lot. Robin,
we ask Allah for both of those things. It doesn't mean that we should practice this extreme form of going out and living in caves and wearing the harshest clothings No, but we give the world its proper place. its proper place you can have as much of the world is a lot of gifts to you. No problem. You've earned it Hello metalizer Jeremy Ward you
but you need to know it's right perspective earlier
said that assets ism is not disowning the world. It's not not owning anything in the world, it's not allowing anything in the world to own you. It's not allowing the dunya to own you. You can own as much as you want in this life. But you have to be able to show this dunya who's boss, you have to be able to show it who's boss and the companions fitness they proved to this world and to shake on what it was they wouldn't give it all away at the drop of a hat. They would give away everything they own. at the drop of a dime.
at the drop of a dime.
It meant nothing to them. But now we have taken this world is such a it's such a commodity such a value that allows us when God has removed the love of his being from us. The Acura has become a favorite thing.
Because we're so consumed with this life. The complaint is cared nothing about this life, they would trade their most valuable possession for what
palm tree in paradise Lake
traded one. For one tree in paradise. He traded one of the most beautiful orchards in Medina. You all know the story of the man who wanted he wanted to fix his wall, but there was a tree in the wind.
And the man couldn't keep driving by the tree from from his neighbor, the neighbor wouldn't sell it to him. He went the profit center and the profit exhorted the neighbor to sell it to him. I said, No. He said, What if I promise you a palm tree in paradise? men said no, I don't want that.
So the principle was like, Okay, I don't know. I don't know what else to say. You know, if you can't if you don't want to tree and gentlemen, oh, no, not really. I can give me because if you were promised a tree and gentlemen, you're going to gentleman, nobody's going to be looking like, you know, you see my
word like that. You're going to be in gentlemen. So
he said, yeah. If I if I, if I get the tree and give it to the man, will I have a tree in paradise? Yeah. He said, Well, I haven't today. He wanted to know, well, I have that tree now. As a commodity said, yeah. So he asked the man Do you know about my garden? And I said, nobody who doesn't know about you? doesn't know about the best one. He said, Would you trade all of this for that? The man got so happy. He said, yeah. I said, Hold on a second. I want everyone come back. Come back till everybody come back. Come back. bear witness, everybody bear witness that Buddha is giving me his garden for this tree. said you rightly said yeah, he said, Okay, take the tree. So we gave the tree
to the young boy. And he went home to his wife. And he said, yeah.
Come out of the garden. Take every don't take any just just come out of the garden, bring the chocolates go. She's like, what happened is like I gave it all away.
Give it all away.
She said given all the way. What did you get in return? He said in return, I got a treat. and gentlemen.
In return, I traded it for a tree of paradise. I don't know how many of you could give away your home tonight. How many of you could donate your home to the masjid? And go home and tell your wife to just walk out of the house leave everything she owns. We traded this for something. and gentlemen, I don't know how well there's going to go over home
sleeping in the message.
that said What a beautiful transaction you have made. What a beautiful transaction you have made, she started to take the things out of the pockets of her children. So this doesn't belong to us anymore.
This is the dedication they had to messenger and how they realized the world what it was. It's a commodity that was interesting this week. I'm not saying he has created life and death. He's given those wealth and property to see which one of you is going to be best buddies. So inshallah we need to learn this ourselves and reiterate this to our children. This affects our flock and that's why I wanted to give you that importance is remembering that
affects our character, remembering after accurate affects our character, as Allah says,
In the Quran, locka candelabrum. Feels a certain persona that is needed the best Muhammad is a beautiful example for you.
How many of you heard that verse before?
All of you. How many of you have heard that verse and only heard that half so many times? You've heard him quoted like that they stop and deliver the message of velocity, beautiful example. That's where people stop. It's unfortunate because that's not what the verse ends half of the verse. Lehman Can I used to love our young Afghan.
For those whose hope is with a lot of the last thing you remember a language that affects our character. Those who take the profit as an example are people who think about it other people will remember the day of judgment, people will remember that anything they do in this life if it doesn't benefit them on the Day of Judgment, it's not beneficial. It's not a beneficial act. So inshallah reverberate this to our children
and I want to say again, thank you all for your attendance thank you all for bearing with me for going over the time a little bit. But I don't get spend much time with you guys. So I wanted to share as much time as I could with you for our guests at home thank you very much for for bearing with us today. any technical difficulties that we have Please forgive us as this is life when you're dealing with live it's always gonna have problems but inshallah Allah We look forward to seeing all of you tomorrow for our beautiful broadcast at 1:30pm beginning at 1:30pm. inshallah, Pacific Time, inshallah Pacific Standard Time, not Muslim Standard Time, which would mean it would start at like
233 o'clock or 130 inshallah, we'll try to start on time and before all of you leave today, I want you to inshallah, make dua that Allah gives these humble efforts that we are trying to put forward to put the deen of Allah azza wa jal on a proper Spanish to make them to either they successful because they do that you make is going to be more beneficial than anything else, because we know the purpose of the law and you send them said that when you make draw for your brother, there is an
They will say I mean to it and say back to you. So in Sharla make law for us that a lot makes us successful. Because this is a hard effort to put forward especially when it's only a few people. Few people trying to do something is very very difficult in Sharma