Religion is Nasihah Part 2

Religion is Naṣīḥah Part 2
Delivered by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq on Friday 12th February 2021 at Al Kawthar Academy, Leicester

The famous ḥadīth of Tamīm al-Dārī is often translated as, “Religion is advice.” However, there is more to the meaning of these words than a simple translation. What exactly is ‘naṣīḥah’ and how can it be applied to Allāh, His Prophet ﷺ and the believers?

This talk continues from the first part of the series and focuses on the latter part of the ḥadīth of Tamīm al-Dārī, especially regarding showing naṣīḥah to the leaders and laity alike. An understanding is presented on how naṣīḥah should be shown to the leaders and why it is so important. This is supported by a number of aḥādīth.

The talk then briefly explains the philosophy of wealth in Islām and how a believer should generate and spend their own wealth. Wishing well for others and being sincere to them are part of the rights every Muslim should carry out. A stellar example of this is how Jarīr ibn ʿAbdullāh al-Bajalī was sincere in his belief and would always want what’s best for others.

The talk concludes by explaining how voluntary work is good for a person and how it should also serve as a reminder for the believers for them to be thankful for the blessings of Allāh.

Below are some of the timecodes and topics for this talk:

0:00 – Intro: Naṣīḥah for the leaders and common folk
6:03 – A brief history of Kūfah
12:05 – The khuṭbah of Jarīr ibn ʿAbdullāh al-Bajalī in Kūfah
17:00 – Naṣīḥah for the leaders and the laity
21:19 – Generating wealth for oneself & the 3 philosophies of wealth in Islām
26:54 – Etiquette of asking questions
33:04 – Three things that purify the heart
39:57 – Jarīr ibn ʿAbdullāh al-Bajalī giving bayʿah to the Prophet ﷺ
49:33 – Being genuine to all believers
1:00:25 – Finding joy in serving others

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