Can I Ever Be Like The Prophet
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Smells like you will have to lower salatu salam ala rasulillah wa aalihi wa sahbihi mehreen salaam alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
so the question is can I ever be like the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam peace and blessings be upon him
to qualify this question, even though there might be some people here who actually had that question on their minds, but to qualify that question, I'd like to give you a full picture of exactly who the profits of Lonnie Sutton was give you both sides of the story.
On one side, Allah subhanaw taala and Sora to the HAZOP is telling us Makana Mohammedan, about heading Marija decom. Lackey Rasul Allah who are caught him in the beam
that Muhammad is not like Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is not the father of any one of you. Meaning he's not some just ordinary person. Rather what Rasul Allah rather he is the messenger of God. Well hunt him in the beginning he is the seal of all the prophets.
Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the Quran as Imam suhaib very eloquently detailed, were in Mecca Allah Allah Filipina when they you most definitely no doubt about the fact or on top of above a very noble, amazing character.
Allah subhanaw taala in the peran as Imam Sahib mentioned, in another place in the Quran, Allah subhanaw taala swears by the life in the age of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam lamb rook, Allah swears by the prophets a lot he says
in Surah Zavala, Allah says about the prophets a lot he said them
in our Salah kashia hidden there most definitely we have sent you as a witness one more Bashir on and as someone to deliver good news, when are the run and as someone to warn? What Diane Elahi be, isn't he and as a caller to Allah by his permission, what's the Raja Munira and a bright, illuminating force of light
that the prophets a lot of enlightened people, he brought guidance to mankind he delivered it to people's doorsteps And not only that, but the prophets a lot even in his character as a mom so he was talking about and as a mom My mother was explaining through the example of his mother that it said about the prophets a lot he said that when he walked into a room as he mentioned that the process and would always smile, but then another hobby or the alarm wine who says that when the profits a lot he sort of walked into into a room It's like he lit the room up he brightened the room that's who the profits a lot so that was his son been dabit a companion of the profits a lot exam
who is a poet and he was the actually the prophets a lot of times poet on demand.
You know, we have like video on demand. He was the prophets a lot of times poet on demand. Whenever anybody would write some poetry talking bad about the process and talking bad about Islam, the Muslim something the prophet SAW, some would call Hassan and be like, let them have it.
And so Hassan are the Allahu anhu. Looking at the Prophet sallallahu sallam, he says, Well, I said I'm in Kalam, terra cotta?
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the Holika, Chaka Mata Shah, he says that you are more excellent more excellent than you my eyes I've never seen I've never seen anything my eyes, I've never witnessed anything more excellent, more amazing than you.
And no woman has ever given birth to anyone more beautiful than you.
You were created free from any faults or shortcomings. It's as if you were created as you want it to be created.
Even the profit of a loss a lot he said um, tells us himself, that he is saying you do not really know whether he is the leader of all of humanity from the beginning till the end, saying you will the other my Yamaha piano, he will be the leader of all of the children about them all human beings on the Day of Resurrection, he is happy. I mean, he is the Beloved of the Lord of all the worlds.
So on one side, you see that the Prophet of Allah ceylonese him was unbelievable. He was amazing. He was remarkable. He was mind blowing.
That the Prophet of Allah, Allah He said him was the most remarkable human being ever.
He is the most remarkable of Allah creation.
And so naturally, the question occurs, can I be like the Prophet?
When you have speakers telling you this was the cloth of the Prophet, this is what the Prophet would do. This is what we need to do. What did the Prophet do on what are we doing today? The question occurs, can I be like the Prophet
Is that fair for you to ask me that? Is it reasonable for you to demand that from me?
I just last week, I was giving a talk on the seat or to,
to a college crowd and MSA crowd, and a brother asked me the question just flat out in the session. He's like, I understand what you're talking about. But do you really expect us to be able to be like the Prophet? Do you know what I'm dealing with? Do you know what's going on? Do you know all the distractions and all the difficulties and everything else? That's how how difficult that would be for us? How and and not even just saying it as an excuse, but saying it he's the Messenger of God. I'm this lowly filthy piece of trash. Can I be like the Prophet? Is that reasonable? Is that fair? Is that realistic?
But we understand, and Allah subhanaw taala said in the Quran surah number 33. Number 21. Allah subhanaw taala told us, Lakota Ghana Lacombe, Rasulullah Hasina.
The words of Allah subhanaw taala have preserved this, that Allah subhanaw taala said in the Quran,
that most definitely without a shred of a doubt, the most excellent role model for you is in the Messenger of God, peace and blessings be upon me.
That means it is a realistic goal. But that becomes a real goal for us. When we understand and learn who the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was, when we begin to read the life of the prophets, a lot of them some of you moms, we've talked about some of my mom, I mentioned the prophets a lot, he sent them bled.
He was a human being at the end of the day, he bled. He was hurt. He was injured.
On the day of he wasn't immortal. A lot of times when we talk about heroes, you know, with the Avengers out right now. That's, that's a lot of times our perception of a hero.
It's somebody who flies through the sky with a hammer.
Right? It's a dude who turns into a big angry green monster, also known as the mercy donco. Right?
You have a machine uncle's like the hawk. I know I do. All right.
It's, that's our perception of a hero. That's what happens. So our minds are warped in that sense. But when we read the life of the prophets, a lot of them we see he is the ultimate hero. But he bled
on the day of the prophet SAW. So when he was injured, his face was cut very deeply. He was bleeding so bad that he couldn't make the bleeding stuff on either on the along one who went and got a bucket of water, and poured it onto the face and the head of the promises to make himself bleeding. But the blood kept flowing.
And so finally thought about or the alarm and had the daughter of the Prophet television came in, he was sitting on a straw mat. While they were tending to him, they were treating it and she tore a piece of the mat and she burned it until it became like hot ashes. And then she stuffed that into the wounds and then finally the bleeding stopped. he bled.
The profits along he seldom cried.
He cried, he suffered pain. He went through adversity and trouble in difficulty, and has been Malika the Allahu anhu mentioned in a hadith of Bokhari that the Prophet of Allah sallallahu Sallam
was checking on his son, Ibrahim, who was 18 months old.
He went to go check on him and he was sitting with him and he took him and he kissed him and he hugged him and he was sitting with him. And he says that we came a little while later to the prophets a lot. He said him, and Ibrahim was actually sick. And at that point in time, the child was basically dying. The child Ibrahim, the son of the prophet SAW someone struggling to breathe. And they say that the prophets a lot of them started to cry, and tears were flowing from his eyes and mouth about the alarm one who's sitting next to the process and looked at him and said, well Rasulullah you probably like this one messenger of Allah. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam said in the
He said, You have no love in the heart.
That this is mercy and then he followed after that by saying in the line at asthma, I will tell you
that the eye cries, it sheds tears in the heart, it is in pain.
But he said well, Anna kulu a llama Yerbabuena but we won't say anything except that which is pleasing to our Lord. We're in beef erotica, Ibrahim Lama has known but I miss you so much, my son.
I miss you so much, Ibrahim.
The Prophet sallallahu Sallam cried he suffered through pain when he was burying his daughter
when he was burying his daughter omocha he was crying
the prophets a lot he said I'm
one of his grandchildren. When the grandchildren of the prophets a lot he said I'm
One of the, one of the sons of Xena, the daughter of the prophet, SAW the grandson of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, she sent a message to him that your grandson is very, very sick and Ill when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam went there and he held the son. The he held the body of his grandson in his hands, and he cried.
And they say that I heard that's a hobby. It'll be a long one who was there with the profits a lot. He said them. He says that I heard some I've been saved. He says I heard a sound from the chest of the profits a lot. He said them that literally it sounded like he was sobbing on the inside. He was shaking and trembling. He was crying so much at the loss of his grandson. So the profits a lot of them suffered pain, the profits a lot, he said and laughed.
He had moments of joy. He had moments of happiness in his life.
He had celebrations in his life. When he got married, he hosted all of his companions for when he made his house.
And he was very human. We have right now we have trouble. We don't humanize the prophets a lot. And we don't understand that a human level who the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was, he was so human that there is in the Quran that he called everyone over for walima for a celebration. He just got married Come on everybody party time.
And after everybody aids and ever after everybody, you know, had eaten food and everyone was partying. It was such a good party. Nobody wanted to leave. So everyone just kept hanging out. And the prophets also wanted everybody to leave. Because he just got married He wants you know, he wants to be with his family. He needs some personal time, but nobody's leaving.
And he was shy you know, you don't kick people out of your house.
So he didn't say anything Allah subhanaw taala had to sit down for an hour Listen, when you go to the house of the Prophet you've been you've been invited to the house of the Prophet then go but once you've eaten your food and everything's done then go
in Allah said that you were you were troubling you were causing trouble to the prophets I said wait a sec human come but he was shy he didn't want to say anything. What do you mean I'll have well I don't care I'll tell you like it is get out
time to go home that's how human the profits a lot he said a Moore's
the profits alone. He said I'm having moments of intimacy,
romantic gestures and experiences in his marriage.
The beautiful story of a Chateau de la Juana
watching the, the the Africans do their whole display of skill in art,
where she, she stood behind the promise of something kind of perched up on his back and put her face against the face of the promises somebody watched. And then her agent says, he asked her, are you done? She said, No.
Watch the little bit longer. He said, Are you done? She said no. Watch a little bit longer. He said, Are you done? She goes yeah, we're good. Now.
You don't like when you go to with your wife to the bazaar?
And you're carrying bags? Are we done? No.
Okay, no problem. So next time, do what the prophet talathi son did. All right. No problem, dear. Yes. Yes, ma'am.
He walk in? Are we done? No.
It gets scarier every time.
Right? Don't make her angry.
But the prophets Allah Nizam experienced that in his life, the prophets a loving son playing with children playing with kids.
The prophets a lot he said them at the house of his uncle abass. One of the babies in the house, he lived down he would often go in the afternoon time to the house of his uncle. I busted up the long line and just lay eat some food and lay down and just kind of hang out and visit with the family. And there was a baby in the house and he put the baby on his chest and he was bouncing the baby on the chest. The baby started to have a little too much fun.
And the baby peed on the profits a lot. He said oh
yeah, that happened to him.
He that happened to him. That's who he was very human. That the Prophet of Allah salon he said I'm at home.
He was always just he was involved in at home. He spent time with his family members.
He cleaned his own clothes. He sold his own shoes he picked up after himself.
So the profits a lot. He said, when we read the life of the Prophet saleswoman, we learned the life of the Prophet system. Yes, he was amazing, like I said before, but there was this human side to the prophets a lot. He said, it's this balanced understanding of whom the Messenger of Allah peace and blessings be upon him was and when we understand that we realize we can be like the prophets a lot. He said, we share a lot with the prophets a lot. He said,
when we understand this, we I know a gentleman
who is about his early 30s has two small children, babies and his wife passed away.
His life fell apart. He didn't know what to think he didn't know how to make sense of anything. And then I sat down with him, he came to talk to me, I sat down with him and I told him about the passing of Khadija about the loved one.
And how difficult that was for the prophets a lot, he said. And he realized he had a connection with the Messenger of Allah.
there's a there's a family in our community where I live. There's a brother who comes to the masjid every single day, two to three times a day, fudger Muslim, every day, and every day in macgruber, Asia, depending on the season, he would always bring his five year old son,
beautiful child always comes and goes and asked the Mom, how are you doing today, mom? Every single day we check on the email.
And then we got a call a very tragic call late at night, one day that he was hit by a car.
And we went there and eventually the boy passed away he died.
The father and the mother know, they didn't know what to do nothing made sense to them. There they were, they were destroyed.
So I told them about the profits, a lot of them, you know, something remarkable the profits, a lot of them had seven children.
six of those children died during the lifetime of the prophets a lot. He said
he buried six of his own children with his own hands. Can you imagine what that was like?
That's who the prophets a lot he said them and Allah subhanaw taala would console the process of understanding the human side of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam that when the Prophet says I went through the death of Ibrahim and it was so tragic for him, the prophet SAW some all of a sudden became very happy. And the Sahaba the Allahu Allah asked him what happened on messenger of Allah. He said that Allah subhanaw taala has just informed me that Abraham was still nursing Ibrahim was still drinking milk when he passed away. So Allah subhanaw taala is appointed to women in paradise to continue feeding him and nursing him until he can complete his nursing period.
He was consoled By Allah, that's your baby boy is taken care of in the process and found comfort in my baby boy will be alright.
This is the human side of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his concern for humanity at a bleeding heart. He was worried about people concerned about people. It's a very famous story, the story of thought when he traveled and he was treated very badly by the people who was stoned and pelted and he bled, after he bled. And finally, they left him alone and he bled profusely. He passed out literally, from the experience. When he came to his senses, he saw a man serving Him, the people in whose garden he had taken refuge, they had a Christian servant, by the name of a does. And they sent him to look after the profits a lot he sent him when he was serving the Prophet sallallahu
alayhi wa sallam taking care of him and offered him food and drink and things like that. And the Prophet Sam said, Bismillah and he said, what do you what do you what did you just say? There's something different about you. You're not like the rest of your people. They don't talk like this. And the prophecies are massive. What's your name? He's a Dallas he's a where you're from? He said, I'm from nainoa. The prophet SAW Some said really do you know universe? And he said, Of course we do. So famous prophet of God, very famous man from our town, very blessed man. He said, He's my brother. He's, your brother said he's a messenger of God, and so am I.
The man accepted Islam. The Prophet was bleeding, he was unconscious. But he was worried and concerned about another human being and their salvation and their guidance, and then finding their way to Allah subhanaw taala. This is who the prophets a lot he said, I'm what so
going back to the question at hand, can we be like the prophets of Muslim? Can I be like the profit? Absolutely.
And what are some practical realizations of how we can be like the process and the theme of this conference talking about Sharia?
What is a huge chunk and a big part of our Sharia.
The teachings of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam is the as imams where he talked about Imam Omar commented,
the flock and the character of the prophets a lot a sinner. And they told you a lot about the beautiful conduct and character of the prophecies. I'll talk about some of the just the commonness of the prophets awesome. Being a man of the people
unnecessarily along one who says the Prophet says I'm used to visit the sick, he would attend funerals, he would ride on a donkey. You know what a donkey is the equivalent of a donkey, the equivalent of a Honda Civic with different color doors.
You know what I'm talking about? I know what I'm talking about. I used to drive one of those bad boys. All right.
I drove into the door fell off
the process of used to ride around on a donkey. He accepted the invitations of slaves, slaves who were property when they would invite him on messenger of Allah, please come bring some bread with me. He would show up and accept their invitation and show up to eat with them. What would a slave eat? What could a slave provide as hospitality and the Prophet would accept their invitations and show up
The province wasn't accepted and attended invitations unnecessarily Alon who who was this assistant who went everywhere with him. He says that the process of accepted invitations were bread meat of barley was provided, and stale fat, not even meat. But the fact of an animal that had been stale. It was a few days old would be served. And he would sit there and he would eat it with a smile on his face just like a lot. Thank you very much. hamdulillah This is awesome.
That's who the profits a lot he said. I'm was, you know, right now a lot of people are struggling financially economic difficulty, it's tough times the profits a lot. He said him had pond what an armor that he owned. Some armor that the prophets wasn't owned, he had ponded to a Jewish man
and unnecessarily alone, one who says that the prophets a lot, he said them for the rest of his life never had enough money to be able to go and get that armor back he died and that Jewish man still had the armor.
difficult times financial difficulty,
the profit of a loss of medicine. He the Sahaba say that unless you're the one who says that when the profit is they say no one was more beloved to the Sahaba than the prophet in some. But when he would walk in, they will not stand up because he they knew he didn't like them to do that. He didn't want them to do that.
Unless you're the one who mentioned it to the officers and the person says, No, ooh, da la, da da, da Vinci, that if somebody brought me the, the bone, like the leg bone of an animal, I would accept it as a gift. If somebody brought as a gift, the bone of an animal, I would accept it. Thank you very much.
That's who the prophets a lot he said I'm was the Prophet of Allah ceylonese. At one time, a man came to visit the prophets of some Isha the wife of the process and was sitting with him. And the previous lesson told her to basically kind of go inside because and just to let her know about the situation. He said, This guy kind of has, you know, he's he's a little notorious. He's known as a little bit of a troublemaker and his people. So you go ahead and go inside. Then the man came in the process and talk to him very nicely, very politely, very gently, like you would talk to any other human being. When the man left eye shadow the along, came out and said, You were being really nice
and friendly with him.
You're being really cool and chill with him. I thought he said he's a bad man. Why don't why don't you mean to him? Since he's such a terrible man, the prophets a lot he said him says that as bad as he might be the worst person is somebody who is rude who is mean to other people, maybe because of their indecency.
Because somebody else has got some problems when you are bad to that person that actually makes you the worst person in the room. That's the teachings of the prophets all sudden, there's a beautiful story, kind of a lengthy story. So I'm going to short I'm going to shorten it about a man from the
trying to remember the exact name but there's a hobbit or the long one who accepted Islam came from a faraway tribe by swannell, I'm just forgetting the name. But as a hobby came to accept Islam and he was a very, very smart man he was he was very well known for his genius amongst his people.
From the tribe of dos to fail to failure, the Allahu anhu was from the tribe of dos. He came in he accepted Islam. Long story short, he accepted Islam it's a beautiful story for another day inshallah. When he went back the process of taught him for a number of days and send it back to his feed once I go back and teach your people what I've taught you. He goes back stays for literally a couple of days and shows back up when the problem sees him again. He goes What are you doing back here? I thought I sent you back to your people to go teach them. He said O Messenger of Allah. I went there I gave them the message they didn't accept or do a lot a mail merge do Allah destroys
In fact, you want to know something very interesting is very relevant to our times. His exact complaint about his people was available to Allah who Xena will hammer.
He said fornication and alcohol has taken over these people sound familiar?
sound a lot like the society we live in today. fornication, alcohol. So he's complaining about that and saying they're bad people. They're obsessed with fornication alcohol, I told them the message they didn't accept it now make drama destroys these people.
The Prophet sallallahu Sallam raised his hands to make the Sahaba who were sitting around they said when this when we saw the process of raising a girl we said oh snap.
mean like that's it. These people are done.
Finished. Poof. They'll be wiped clean off the face of the earth. And then when the process have opened his mouth, he said a love medicine or law give guidance to the people of those. But the story doesn't end there. He then told to fail. He goes now you go back to your people.
Now you go back to your people and you preach and teach the message to them and you behave yourself.
said you. Learn from me what I do. serve your people. Be good to your people. Be kind to your people be understanding towards your people.
And then preach the message the Sahaba ra the Allahu anhu say that we did not see to fail for another decade. The next time we saw to fail was the Battle of haber right after after the Battle of favourite ended and we sought to fail Have you ever seen somebody after like 1012 years it's like seeing somebody from another lifetime. He said we'd love to fail after a decade we were like man where you been bro?
And they say that we saw that to fail was coming and he said I brought the entire tribe of dose with me to accept Islam.
That was the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam can we be like the Messenger of Allah loves him Absolutely. The Prophet of Allah Salallahu alaihe salam he was not in his nature. I showed her the love line and says to talk and decently to engage in the use of obscene language he didn't shout and yell at people when the process of spoke to people he would turn towards them and speak to them forget about speaking at them without looking at them you would just turn his head he would completely turn turn turn towards someone and he would speak to them
that's who the prophets a lot he said um, was he would say Salaam to children in the streets.
Children little kids be running around he would stop and say Salaam to every single little child. That's who the prophets a lot he was can we be like the Messenger of Allah? Absolutely.
And the list literally goes on and on and on.
And I'll end with this right here.
The Prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Jabir or the alone one who says that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam never said no to the request of a person.
Never said no to the request of a person.
That's who the profits a lot he said was, he cared for people, he loves people.
I know I'm short on time, but it's just it's a topic that just never ends. I'll tell you one last little story.
I'm going to be an answer, or the one who says when the promises seldom spoke to anyone who gave them so much attention and love and showered them with so much love and affection,
even to the worst person that you could imagine that the person would basically feel that they were the most special person to the prophets a lot, he said. And so I felt like the process of doesn't like anybody as much as he likes me. I'm number one on his list. BFF.
So he says, I asked the prophets a lot. He said, Hey, who do you like better? Me? Or abubaker?
Who do you like better?
And the problem is, I'm said, Sorry, buddy. aboubaker.
And he's like, Who me? Or oma? And he's like, you asked me two questions.
And he's like me, Earth man. He's like, earthman.
And then he goes, I actually felt bad about asking the prophets a lot. He sent him these questions because I was putting him in a tough spot because he wouldn't lie. He was human. He said, yeah, these these people, I've been through the trenches with them. They're my best friends. I mean, I love you.
I have the utmost love and affection for you. But that's how real the prophets a lot. He said I was, he was a human being. That was the love of the prophets or some that was the kindness of the prophecies of use of bin Abdullah bin Salaam, says that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam chose the name use of for me, and when my father brought me to him and said, here's my son, what should I name him? He chose the name use it for me and he sat me in his lap and he rubbed my head. Like,
he rubbed my hair. That was a prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. That's who he was.
And the Sahaba radi Allahu anhu. they internalize this, they understood this and they understood Yes, most definitely we can be like the prophets of Salaam and African slave, like billon Can, can can aspire to be like the prophets a lot, a sinner. A woman like Hindi, who lived her entire life up to that point, opposing Islam and the prophet SAW some could aspire to be like the prophets a lot, a Salah, a child, like like an S, could be like the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they all understood that and that's why whenever the Sahaba went anywhere, the theme of this conference Shetty, whenever the Sahaba went anywhere, their Tao their message was very simple. They said three
words, who mithuna be like us. That's all they had to say. And people want it to be like them. So we most definitely can be like the messengers a lot a setup. And what I'll leave you with what I'll leave you with that. So practically what we can do with this to be more like the prophets a lot, a certain
part of the problem is we don't even know who the prophets a lot of these elements. That's part of the problem.
We need to start learning about who the prophets a lot of settlements, Ali, bin Hussein, Bin Ali, who is the great grandson of the prophets a lot he said, he said that we used to teach the life deceit of the prophets, a lot of wisdom to our children and to our communities. Like we would teach them sutras from the Quran.
Imam Bukhari Imam Bukhari says that my father
that my uncle's Rather, they would teach me the Syrah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam like they would teach us sutras from the Quran
This is what we need to do we need to read we need to learn we need to understand who Mohamed Salah is and what we need to learn about his life and then make an effort to share that with the rest of humanity and go out there and try to live a life of the prophets a lot of them so when you leave here today, one very simple son of the prophets a lot he said is to give salaams
he emphasizing Salaam to one another and the one who starts with the Salaam is the better one and the process is that when you shake hands before your hands depart before your hands separate
all your minor sins have been forgiven. The very first thing turn to the person next year and say salah
and shake their hand No brother sister action, okay. Try to keep it a little legit a little kosher. Okay,
Helen. All right.
And when you leave here today show some courtesy. Everyone when they try to leave, there's gonna be a huge line at the elevator. There's gonna be people pushing and shoving through doors show some courtesy try to conduct yourself with the conduct of the profits a lot of them and make it a goal making an effort to learn about the life of the process and lucky moms who aim was recommending read and study the life of the process of in your homes, with your family and with your children. Just relocate on May Allah give us all the ability to practice everything that was said and hurt. So how to like some days