Halqah Series

The Islamic Spirit: Part 3


Assalaamu alaykum warahmatullaah wabarakaatuh!

Alhamdulillaahi Rabbi Al-Aalamin Wassalaatu Assalaamu Ala a Rasuli aal-Karim, Sayyidina Wahabibina Muhammadin – salallaahu alayhi wasallam – Wa ala a aalihi wasahbihi waman tabi’ahum aj ma’in.

Assalaamu alaykum warahmatullaah wabarakaatuh

Respected brothers and sisters, you are again welcome to this session of ours, the Halqah Session. We ask Allah to bless and make it a beneficial engagement for both the presenters and the followers, aameen.

We have been in the past two weeks discussing the Islamic Spirit and what it entails. We also maintained that the Message and Spirit of Islam, whenever it takes a concrete form in the heart and minds of a people. It makes them models and places them at the zenith of human values and morals. Then when there is a number of people with this embodiment and this Message takes a concrete form in the society, such a society becomes an outstanding reality that makes a perfect model for other societies if human civilization.
Then we discussed the three eras of the Muslim annals. May Allah bless the earlier and later generations of Islam and Muslims Aameen.
Of course, these three generations were the ones about which the Rasul – salallaahu alayhi wasallam – spoke highly. Indeed the Rasul – salallaahu alayhi wasallam – said, as was narrated by Imraan Ibn Husayn – radiyallaahu anhu :

: خير القرون قرني ثم الذين يلونهم ثم الذين يلونهم، قال عمران: لا أدري أذكر النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم بعد قرنه قرنين أو ثلاثة

“The best of generations are that in which I am, then those that follow them, then those that followed them.”
Imraan said: ‘I do not know, whether the Prophet – salallaahu alayhi wasallam – mention after his own generation two generations or three.” Imaam Al-Bukhaari transmitted the Hadith, and recorded it in his Al-Jaami’u As-Sahih.
Imaam An-Nawawi – rahimahullaah – in his ‘Sharh of Sahih Muslim, after quoting the interpretations of the various schools, said:

: والصحيح أن قرنه صلى الله عليه وسلم الصحابة، والثاني التابعون، والثالث تابعوهم

“And what is most correct is that his own generation is that of the Sahaabah, the second are the Taabi’un. While the third is that of their own followers too.”
We ask Allaah to unite us with them in the Gardens of Firdaws, aameen.

Brothers and Sisters, at a time in the era of Islam, Muslims began to lose momentum. Our Madaaris and Institutions began to crumble our moral standards weakened and our arms for battle were abandoned. The entire Muslim Ummah Began to disunite and disintegrate.
What happened? What went wrong? Why have the Muslims become this humiliated? and, What must we as a Muslim community do to revive this spirit?
The Rasul – salallaah alayhi walasallam and his Companions-Ridwaanullaaahi alayhim – built a very solid foundation for Islam. A very strong and lasting edifice that generations continued to benefit from. We lost the glory of Islam only when we abandoned the Spirit and Message of Islam.
Scholars studied for dollars and vied with the people of dunya in their pursuit of it.
Leaders fought over thrones and brother princes killed one another so as to inherit the throne of their fathers. Some Muslim rulers oppressed their subjects – Muslims and non-Muslims The cause of the failure was simple and understandable: The Muslims abandoned their values, their morals and their message: the Spirit of Islam.
That reminds us of the statement of Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab – radiyallaahu a’nhu:

( نحن قوم أعزنا الله بالإسلام فمهما ابتغينا العزة بغيره أذلنا الله

“We are a people that Allah honoured by virtue of Islam. Thus, whenever we seek honour in other than it, the Allah debases us”

This was recorded by Ibn Asaakir in Ta’rikh Dimashq and by Al-Haakim in the Mustadhrah. Imaam Adh-Dhahabi – rahimahullaah – mentioned in the Talkhis: “it is sahih in accordance with the conditions of the Shaykhayn”.
We ask Allah, to bring for this Ummah, days of glory and obedience to Him, aameen.
May Allah make it easy for us and bless us all, aameen.
Baarakallaahu feekum
Jazaakumullaahu khayran

سبحان ربك رب العزة عما يصفون وسلام على المرسلين والحمد لله رب العالمين

Assalaamu alaykum warahmatullaah wabarakaatuh
Jazaakumullaahu khayran, Baarakallaahu feekum


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