In this lecture, Shaykh Navaid unravels the discussion about the Prophet SAWs internal deep connection he held with all of his companions. He speaks about the importance of connecting with the people around us to truly understand where they are coming from which then can make us a more understanding and tolerant community.
Allah’s Apostle said, “Whoever can guarantee (the chastity of) what is between his two jaw-bones and what is between his two legs (i.e. his tongue and his private parts), I guarantee Paradise for him.” (Bukhari) What we say is important and it stays with the child. If we are persistent with our positive message it continues to resonate with those around us. Don’t lose your cool, you may regret it later. Think before you speak because words matter.
We live in an age where communication is heavily done through technology taking away the physical presence. This is causing an increase in confrontation and argumentation that is unhealthy for our communities and societies.
In ayah 36 of Surah Al-Isra Allah warns against obsessively following what we do not know fully. On the Day of Judgment, we will be held accountable for what we hear, see and become impassioned about. Hearing something constantly not only influences our perception of it, but also informs our emotions towards it. That is why having a regular relationship with the Quran is essential. Our views and feelings become aligned with what Allah teaches us through His blessed words. But we must be cautious about how we use our limited knowledge of the Quran and Hadith because often we quote them out of context; we think that we are using them correctly even though we are not fully aware of their meaning.