Prophet (pbuh) on the Day of Arafah, he said something amazing. He said everything that was of the period of ignorance. I’m putting it under my feet, it no longer is valid.
if we’re believers, here is the messenger (pbuh), on the Day of Arafah, saying, no racism or the period of ignorance, kick it out. Don’t maltreat women, the period of ignorance, kick it out. Don’t think you’re superior, the period of ignorance kick it out. Learn to respect people.
The prophet (pbuh) said, Fear Allah regarding your treatment of women. He says you married the women using the name of Allah, so fear Allah how you treat them.
Watch out, those women. You used the name of Allah, You used the name of Allah to take them, to marry them; treat them well.
Allah clearly tells us this in the surah known as Surah An-Nisa’ (The Women); Allah tells us to fear Allah and to fear the womb that gave birth to…..
And that’s why the Prophet (pbuh) says, the best from amongst you are those who are best to their wives.
This is the day where the women were empowered by Islam, subhanallah.
We are all bound to follow a way of life. Now that way of life, is it true or not? The one that we worship is either true Creator that deserves worship or not. So this is where Islam came from day one to reconnect us back to the true way; So reconnecting us to the true way of life, and to the One that deserves of worship.
Islam’s essence is Tawhid (The belief in one God), is to know who your Lord is. And a lot of the times, a lot of these issues come from this. Any issue that you mentioned to me, the root is Tawhid.
It is important to feel the moment. If you’re a believer, you feel a Friday. If you’re a believer, you feel the month of Ramadan. If you’re a believer, you feel the fact that we are in the ten days of Dhul-Hijjah. Because you’re a believer.
If you don’t feel it, you need to connect and reconnect with Allah (swt).
None of us are on the ideal. It is a lifetime struggle to get to a higher level every single day. Check your heart. Does it feel a connection to Allah? Does it feel a connection to Rasulullah (pbuh)? does it affect your heart?
If the answer is yes, Mashallah, you’re heading in the right direction.
never become arrogant when Allah has allowed you to engage in Ibada. Never become proud when Allah has protected you from sin and you might see someone else fall into that sin.
Don’t let it make you proud, because that is exactly the first crime of Iblis, the devil himself.
Get to know yourself, come to grips with your deficiency. This will immediately, by the permission of Allah, put us on the pathway to Khushoo’/ humble submission to know who you are. Because when you recognize the majesty of Allah, you automatically recognize the lowly state of man.
Every aspect of Islam is easy if you manage to keep your ego at bay. if you acknowledge that there is an ego problem and then you keep that ego at bay, get to know your deficiency. When you speak about people, speak about them in a positive way. When you speak about yourself, acknowledge your weaknesses. This is the essence of humble submissiveness.
Our predecessors were like that. They realized and acknowledged their weaknesses. So Allah blessed them with humble submissiveness .
it wasn’t for Allah veiling our faults, we would have been exposed, utterly exposed. People who recognized their worth before Allah, So He (Allah) raised them.
One of the greatest ways fostering humble submissiveness in our hearts is recognizing the might of Allah through a structured study and a recitation of the Quran.
Number two, through coming to groups with your deficiencies, remembering them every day.
Fatima (Ra) was the youngest of the daughters of the Prophet (pbuh). She lived and experienced and kind of grew up during the era of the preaching and the teaching of the message of Islam. She was very beloved to the Prophet (pbuh) and she had seen everything that he had been through as well.
The softness, the gentleness, the kindness, the loyalty that the Prophet (pbuh) had to his people and thereby therefore, it encouraged and facilitated others to be just as loyal and dedicated and devoted to him.
Focus on building your relationships. Value the people in your life.
If you can’t treat the people close to you you with decency and dignity, deliver to the rest of humanity?
The greatest testament to the truth of the Prophet (pbuh) is that the people that were closest to him, believed in him more than anyone else.
The messenger of Allah, (pbuh), it’s like the closer you get, the more they love him, the more they believe in him, the more they’re dedicated to him.
Focus on being that type of a person of substance and quality.
Allah (swt) Speaks about the coming of the Signs of the End. And we all know that the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) also prophesied so many things.
The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) informed us of many things we see in our lives right now, things where evil is made mention of, that it will spread. But you need to know, when Allah says something, there is a reason. When the Prophet (pbuh) says something, there is a reason.
One of the signs of Qiyāmah, one of the signs of evil that the Prophet the Prophet (pbuh) speaks about, he says people will be ignorant because the knowledgeable will be taken by Allah subhanahu tala through death.
The laws of inheritance in Islam, People will ignore.
The Hadith says there will come a time when two people will argue over a share in the estate of the deceased, and they won’t have anyone to guide them as to what the ruling is. So it’s important for you and I to make sure that we learn.
But when it comes to the laws of inheritance, there will be people who will claim that what a woman gets is very unfair. It’s not fair. She’s getting half of a man. But they don’t realize when you implement the entire system, she actually gets more than the man.
The Prophet (pbuh) was selfless sacrifice, self sacrificing and selfless. Where the Prophet (pbuh) would put others and others needs before himself. He would take care of everyone and make sure everyone was taken care of. He comforts someone when he is in so much pain himself.
Understanding who has what rights upon you. Every single time the Prophet addressed the community he always said two things: someone who cannot be trusted, that person has no real faith and somebody who does not keep their word has no real deen (faith).
It’s about putting everything where it belongs and fulfilling your responsibility.
Every situation, every circumstance, Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) remembered Allah, he turned to Allah.
It is your relationship with Allah that will keep you honest, that will keep you sincere, that will keep you correct in all these things at the end of the day, because at some point in time, everything else might be telling you to do something bad or to do something wrong.
But it is that’s fear of Allah, that connection to Allah, that God consciousness that Allah is watching me, that is what will make sure that you always do the right thing and make the correct choice.
When Allah Almighty tells us that He has favored us and He has given us, He tells us, if you try and count the favors I have blessed you with, We challenge you, You will never be able able to count them. Never.
But guess what? The opposite is true. If you are trying to count the tests that Allah put in your life. You will be able to count them.
So Thank Allah, not just by your mouth, but by your actions, your deeds, your worship, and ultimately your repentance.
Ibrahim (a.s) sacrificed a lot, yet he was known as Kalilulah, the friend of Allah. Allah has proven to us that closeness to Allah has nothing to do with how famous you are, how popular you are, how powerful you are, how much wealth you have, how much strength you have, what your looks are like, or your body, et cetera.
The closer you are to Allah, the more challenges you will face in your life. The closer you are to Allah, the more people will make your life difficult. Because, Allah wants you to trust Him fully.
The greater the trust, the greater the challenge and the bigger the miracle, the day that happens, Allahu akbar….
This yaqeen and conviction of Ibrahim (a.s) is what is being celebrated over and above, his dedication to Allah alone. He worshiped Allah alone.
We never ever compromise our relationship with Allah for anything that comes first.
I know that gravity exists, even though I don’t know what it looks like. I cannot smell it, I can’t touch it, I cannot feel it.
But I know it exists because it has a strong attractive force on anything and bring it down on the center of this Earth on a bigger object. I know it exists by inference.
We can make all of this kind of our reality, observation, deductions inferences. That’s what we do maths.
So what we are saying is when it comes to reality of our existence and our Creator’s existence, we need to be sincere.
The Quran like telling us the purpose of our life here, telling us what’s going to happen after death, telling us what awaits for us, whether heaven or hell.
So whatever we do which pleases God in accordance to the reasons He’s created us and we follow the command and avoid His prohibitions, this is worship.
In the Quran, God tells us this is one chance. Don’t miss this chance to save yourself from the hellfire.