Channel: Abdul Nasir Jangda
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
How's it going everybody?
hamdulillah that's how it's going. hamdulillah How's it going? hamdulillah everybody's loud say Alhamdulillah
still kinda. It's not how we do it in the south we yell Alright, so one more time really loudly Alhamdulillah
so I'm talking about gave me the last session shame on why am all right. Last year I came here they had me talk about Hellfire for like 45 minutes. This year I come here they give me the last session so everybody wants to go to sleep and wants to eat food and all types of stuff. But um, yeah, and reading of the bio thing I enjoy coming to conferences, Mashallah. It's a great experience. I love meeting the brothers and sisters, but this reading of the bio stuff has to stop Alright, just it's too much. You just sit there and listen to somebody reading something about yourself. It's too awkward. Okay. All right.
Thank you. Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah Allah Allah He was a marine
shala we're going to be talking about the fourth Khalifa I live near Vitaly Bharati Allahu anhu. Ali the son of Abu Talib, Radhika Allahu
Allah, the Allahu anhu. A brief introduction to him that he was of course for of the Quraysh he was the cousin of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He was a younger brother of appeal and polyp and Java. And so he was a direct relative of the prophets a lot. He summoned a family member of the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam, his father was the man who raised the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam Abu Talib just wasn't the uncle of the prophets. Allah was him. This was the man who raised him. This is the man who raised him. And so the prophets a lot of them always felt a very special connection to Ali. Ali radi Allahu anhu was kind of like a nephew to him. He was kind of like a
nephew to him, that's what the relationship was somewhat like.
And so he would often stay with the profits a lot. He's, um, he would live with the profits a lot. Because of his father being very old, his parents being a lot older, he would stay with the profits a lot for extended periods of time.
But I didn't want to take the very biographical route in talking about earlier of the Allahu anhu because there's an entire lifetime to talk about. I wanted to moreso focus on what were the features of Allah, the Allahu anhu, and his life and his contributions
to the law loved one who has a very unique combination. He is a very unique personality from the history of Islam. And he's a very unique combination of many, many different, amazing features and aspects.
The very first thing is that idea of the Allahu anhu and this fits in with the theme of this part D sessions that are going on, I think a lot more on who was from the youth. He was a young man. He was basically even a kid. When the message arrived to the prophets a lot he said on
the Halak alila, the loved one when the most authentic narrations was seven years old at the time, he was seven years old. And he was either the second or third person to accept Islam,
the second or the third person to accept a song. And there's even a narration that says that the day that revelation arrived to the prophets a lot earlier, the Allahu anhu accepted Islam The next day, the very next day he accepted Islam. So he was very, very young and he was only 30 years old when the prophets Allah a Salaam passed away.
He was only 30 years old. All right, to give you perspective, I'm 32 he was younger than I am. When the prophets a lot of them passed away. Think about that he spent 23 years as a Muslim in the closed company of the prophets, a lot of them by the age of 30.
Unbelievable. And that's why when I think of one word to describe but I leave it alone, I know he's what we call in our culture a prodigy. You know, when you have a prodigy, like a child that is extremely gifted at something I needed the Allah Han who was a prodigy.
I needed a lot more and who
was very, very devout. One key feature of his personality was he was very devout, very ascetic, meaning he had he had a, he had very little attachment to any material things. He was not interested in material things. And that's why actually I read a very, very interesting article about earlier the lajuan, who written by an academic from one of the universities overseas and he actually says that the gauge of success, the way that we gauge success
Success leads to greatness. success breeds more success. And the the definition or the identifying feature of a failure is that he fails. The problem with that is though, is that we often,
we often describe where we often identify success in materialistic things. And if you were to take that look at Ali rhodiola, I knew you would end up defining him as a failure, because you were looking at it from a materialistic standpoint. But we know he was successful. But it was a key feature of his personality, that he had very little to no attachment to materialistic things. He just didn't really have the motivation to invest a lot of hard time and effort and money into temporary things. He had much bigger things on his plate, he had more important things that concerned him, so much so that when the profits a lot of them, and I'm going to talk about this a
little bit later, when he was finally going to get married, and there was the person the prophets, a lot of him was personally involved in this not only as the mentor of Allah, the Allahu anhu, not only as the the person who has a major influence in raising him, but also as his future father in law, the prophets, a lot of him actually had to tell Ali, alright, what do you have in terms of some material things? And he said, Well, I have a couple of camels, he goes, Okay, here's what you're going to do. You're going to go out into the woods, you're going to cut up some wood, you're going to tie it up to your camels, you're going to bring it back into town, you're going to start selling
it, because you're going to have to do that if you're going to support a family, he had to be given that level of instruction because he was so invested into the big picture. So that was a key aspect of his personality. But here's the catch. Here's the catch. What I'm describing might just sound like a loser to someone.
But the thing was that he was so invested into his relationship with Allah and his commitment to the Rasulullah alayhi salam
that he was so beloved to Atlantis Rasul that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam looked at Allah Radhika luevano pointed me pointed at him and said, la you hit buka illa mcminn en
la, you hit buka Illa. Milan. Well, I you believe in lamb or not.
That the man who will love you, no one will love you except for a true believer. Meaning a moment a believer is the one that will love you. Because you embody a man and the only one that will ever hate you will be a hypocrite.
Because that person cannot appreciate your email and your relationship with Allah. That's who I lead on the Allahu anhu was the prophets, a lot of them loved him so dearly. Aside from the major things that we're going to talk about just a small little incidents about the love that the prophets a lot of him had for this young man.
There's a story that I'll talk about a little bit later, I'll go ahead and just mention it here. The level of trust the prophets, a lot of them had an idea of the Allahu anhu was, and the level of confidence he had in him was that when the prophets a lot of them had to migrate to Medina, he had to leave my car to go to Medina. He needed somebody to lie in his bed to just be in the house. So that people looking from the outside would think that the prophets Allah is still there. Or even if they could identify a leader of the Allah I know Allah, Allah wanna use this be with the prophets, Allah listen so often, that they would assume that if he's around, and the officer must still be
around, because they remember they surrounded the house, you were planning and planning to kill him, assassinate him. So he totally lay in my bed.
And they'll think that I'm still around and our leader, the last one I know had that level of commitment to the process of where he put his own life in danger and lay down and pretended to be the profits a lot he sent him. And then he gave him a responsibility. He said in the morning when they realize that you're not me, or that you're still here, but I'm gone.
There what at that time, you still can't leave and come to Medina. I need you to stay for at least a few days. And I need you to give back to people, the the trust, the Amana, the safe belongings that they entrusted to me. I want you to return it back to them. I want you to clear all my accounts. I want you to wrap up, tie up all the loose ends for me, that level of confidence and trust in Him. So I literally love to spend three days running around frantically giving people back their things, tying up all the loose ends, closing the accounts taking care of everything. Then he left on foot to come to Medina because remember, he didn't have much so he left on foot to come to Medina. When he
reached Medina. By the time you reach Medina, his feet had become blistered and full of pus and had gotten so messed up that he literally couldn't even walk. His feet became swollen and infected and they were bleeding and there was pus, horrible, horrible shape. And the profits. A lot of them heard that he's gotten to Medina, but he hasn't come and just met me yet. He hasn't checked in. So he said go kolani Why won't he come and meet me and he said O Messenger of Allah, and these messed up. He got hurt real bad.
His feet are completely tore up.
So the profits, a lot of them goes to a leader of a loved one who, and he looks at him sitting there with his feet swollen and bleeding and pus.
And the process of them gets tears in his eyes. And he walks up to him and he hugs him.
consultant says, Don't worry, it'll be okay. And then the profits a lot isn't definitely a fee a day he he kind of lightly spit into his hands like he applied some of his saliva in his hands. And he rubbed his hands like this made dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala and then massage the feet of Allah the Allahu anhu.
And a leader the loved one who became cured. This is a miracle of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and Allah the loved one who says that for the rest of my life, for the rest of my life, my feet never even hurt ever again.
My I never even felt sore, my feet would never even get sore ever again. After that day, no matter what I would do.
That's how much love the profits a lot of them had for him.
Another story when he reached Medina, and this whole situation with his feet was taken care of one of the one of the first things that the prophets Allison did when he came to Medina to establish brotherhood between the Mahajan on the people who had migrated from Mecca to Medina The Outsiders and unsalted the locals of Medina. One of the things or promises him did to incorporate brotherhood was he made one outsider, one immigrant, the brother of a local Muslim.
He took a local Muslim and made him the official brother of a of an outsider of an immigrant Muslim. And he joined these he formed these Brotherhood's and sisterhoods.
A leader, the one who was recovering for a couple of days and getting better when that whole situation was going on. And plus he arrived three days afterwards. So by the time he got there, and he was up on his feet, it was already done. So he comes to the profits Alliance and very distraught.
This is a messenger of Allah. It's a young man. This is a messenger of a life. 20 years old. He says you gave everybody a brother.
But I didn't get a brother. The process of said he said that's because you are my official brother.
You are my official brother. Aha, who Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam ibfc he, the process of made him his own official brother. That's what a leader the Allahu anhu was and that's what he meant to Allah and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
The as I'm finishing show,
and then the profits a lot he said, I'm told him after he gave him the good news that you're my official brother, he said until a thief in dunya will Akira you will be my brother not only in this world, but also in the life of the hereafter. You're my brother,
a leader the Allahu anhu. So after being devout and so connected to a lion, his messengers allowed him another key feature of his personality was that he was very brave and courageous.
He was brave and courageous. He embodied what a young man should be. You know, Dr. Hussain was talking about that the strong believer, so he was brave and courageous. He was 27 years old at the time of the Battle of cable. And that battle was single handedly won on the back of audio of your loved one. single handedly one on his back. He participated with the profits a lot of them every single campaign every single battle every single journey, one time the Battle of the book, when the prophet SAW son was going and he said I need you're staying in Medina he started to cry. He said, Why won't you take me on messenger of Allah you leave me behind with the women and children. And the
prophets on some says that no, I need somebody here that I can trust.
I need somebody here that I can trust. So he was very brave and courageous, sad been or bad or the Allah who I knew was the caretaker of the flag of the prophets a lot. He said them. So when the prophets of Satan would march or when they would go out for a battle or a campaign, they would have a flag. So the flag of the profits a lot of them the caretaker, the person who would take care of it was sad to know about that. Are they gonna love my new buddy?
says, but when it came time for battle, even I knew that it was time to hand that flag over to our leader, the loved one I knew. That's who he was. He was the man,
a leader, the loved one who was extremely knowledgeable. Now look at these things, this unique combination. So we have devout, we have brave and courageous and we even have knowledgeable.
Alito, the Allahu anhu, about being a bit of a major student of the Sahaba atterbury. He was asked, Was there anyone more knowledgeable among the companions of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam than Ali? And he says, nope, not that I know of.
Not that I know of. There was no one more knowledgeable, ignore a bias. Ignore a bias. Everyone understands we have not biases. This is one of the greatest scholars ever walked the face of this earth. The leader of the interpreters of the Quran, he says that if knowledge of the Sahaba knowledge of the companions was split into 10 parts, I Li himself individually would have nine of those parts and one 10th of it was shared amongst the rest of the Sahaba. And not a basket of the loved one who says either either Tabata Lana shake una de la de la vaidehi. If something was established that Ali said something, or he told us something, we would have no need to go check with
somebody else that was done. It was a fact. So that's how knowledgeable he was.
Aside from being knowledgeable and courageous and devout and regularly worshipping Allah, the Lord, one who was also a leader. He also possessed leadership qualities, the Prophet he was sent to be a governor in the area of Yemen. He was appointed to be a governor of over the people of Yemen, by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
He asked the prophets a lot. He said, I'm on messenger of Allah, you're sending me to Yemen, they will ask me for judgments. They're gonna ask me to make decisions, give rulings, court give decisions. And he said, and I don't have enough knowledge, I don't feel qualified to be making those calls. What should I do? The profits, a lot of them struck his chest.
He struck his chest and he said, Allahumma sub bits lisanna, who was the caliber who he said, Oh, Allah, give him firmness in his tongue in his speech, give him confidence in his speech, and guide his heart, our leader, the loved one who says, since that day, I never had trouble ever, in making decisions. And I never second guessed or doubted myself after that day.
very knowledgeable, a strong, confident leader of his people.
And not only that, but he was a father as well. He was a father.
Chef Homer was talking about his sons saying, and hudsonville Hussein, his sons and the amazing people that they were well, those sons are a reflection of their father, who's a an unbelievable father. I have a very short little passage here. That is the advice of a leader the Allahu anhu that he gave to his son hasn't also also iligan whether that will happen wacol yagoona yo Sica beatifull Allah, he said, My dear son, my dear son, I strongly advise that you firmly hold on to the taqwa of Allah, the cognizance, the awareness of Allah while getting mental health, the federal law. And you hold on to the truth, though, speaking the truth, even in good times, or in bad times. yagoona a
young man however, earlier he began, McAfee, ha, he said, My dear son, whoever digs a well for his brother, he himself will fall into that well, whoever behaves treacherously with his brother only harms himself. Woman orgy Bobby rock, he Bala whosoever becomes too overconfident, Whosoever becomes too impressed with him him or herself. That person has gone astray that person has lost their way. Woman is stuck in that be awfully he's Allah, Whosoever becomes confident and independent based on his own intelligence, again becomes overconfident based on his or her own intelligence. zella that person slipped that person's gone. Woman harlot and dalla hookah, Whosoever keeps company with lowly
people. People have not good character, that person has disgraced and humiliated himself, woman Jalla, Salama walk pyrrha and whosoever sits with the knowledgeable people, that person has honored and dignified himself. Well for now, tomorrow, like and he says, contentment, satisfaction, being happy and pleased with what Allah has given you. This is a wealth that will never expire. It'll never run out. That's money that never runs out. Well, edible heydo me rothen and the best thing that you can leave behind for the people that you leave behind is good.
Good manners and good etiquette. We're hosting hula akihiro Karina, and the best friend that you can ever have the best home you can ever roll with, is having good hook is having good conduct good character, behaving in a dignified manner treating people respectfully is the best companion that you can ever roll with. This is the advice that he's giving to a son. And guess what, after being a leader and an island scholar, and being a brave warrior, and being a devout worshiper, and being someone close to a lion is messenger and being such an amazing father. And this is what I want young people to pay attention to. He was also a husband.
And I'm going to use this word, but I want you to understand it in its proper context, in its classical context. He wasn't just a husband, but he was a lover.
He loved his wife.
And he was a very loving, compassionate, romantic husband.
And his wife was of course none other than the daughter of the prophets a lot. Even Fatima, which literally when she was old enough to get married, there was a line of people lined up with proposals.
line of people with proposal and process and kept turning people away, kept turning people away, and finally comes to his daughter and he says, I know the right man for you the only right man for you the only one that I think is good enough to marry you and that is Ali.
And how much alila Fatima how much in how in love was he with Fatima? Something very we were talking about some of the tragedies of these great individuals. When he was 30 years old, I told you his mentor, the man who taught him so much, and His Messenger and His Prophet, Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam passed away. Six months after the Prophet sallallahu Sallam passed away Fatima who was very close to her father, she couldn't live without her father, she lost the will to live without her father. And six months after the Prophet sallahu son passed away, his wife Fatima passed away. She died 30 years old. He lost his wife. And what shows the amount of love that he had for
There's some couplets and poetry that after she was buried, and he was still just in so much pain and agony from losing his wife the love of his life. He went and stood on her grave and he recited some poetry, some couplets. He says Molly walk off to Allah Allah to Buddha Musa Lima. He says what's wrong with me that I'm standing at a grave and saying Salaam Cabral Habibi, Philomena, Rue de rajabi. The grave of my beloved.
And my beloved won't even return my Salaam
Habiba Malika la rue de Giovanna, my beloved, what's wrong? Why won't you reply to me? And I see about the whole lotta Bobby, have you forgotten all the good times that we enjoyed? Have you forgotten all the intimate moments that we shared? Fall, Habib, oh, and then he says he himself responds what the beloved must be saying. He says the beloved says what? gainfully BTOB come, how do you expect me to reply to you? Well, Anna Rohini Giada Jana de la turabi when I have become interested to rocks and dirt in dust.
I've been turned into dust and rocks and stone. I can lead to Rama has any fantasy to come?
The dirt has eaten away at all of my beauty. And I have forgotten you. What had up to
and my beloved people in my family have been covered from me I can no longer see them for our Lego mini a Salaam take Salaam from me. The Casa has many women come Hey, little Bobby. Those good intimate private moments loving moments that we share together they are gone. They're finished. Such a lover,
such a husband.
And it shows again that very unique personality that he was. And I want the youth to hear this and understand that when we talk about living up to the character of these people does that that does not preclude the human experience. Is is a loving doting father. This is a romantic husband.
But he's also embodying all those other amazing qualities. I'm going to end here by kind of wrapping up or concluding everything that's been talked about from Abu Bakar editor Omar to Earth Manta Ali, a lot, a lot more on
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam that these four are included in a narration, which lists those 10 people that were promised Paradise by the prophet sallallahu Sallam Abu Bakr on Abu Bakar Phil Jana were Omar feagin words manfield Gen Y polyfill. Jenna
obey the lawful agenda was debatable.
When Phil Jenna was sad when Abby will pass Phil Jenna.
outfield Jenna wabo beta amyloid ninja Rafi Jenna was there. As a beginner Imma be new failed Phil Jenna. The prophet SAW somebody saying aboubaker is in paradise. Omar is in paradise Earth. Mine is in Jenna Lee is in paradise. These were amazing, remarkable people. But here's what we need to understand what I need to understand what all of us need to understand. Abu Bakar the Allahu anhu he was like the older community leader I'm talking about before Islam. He was the older uncle like the community leader,
or a loved one who
was the guy you didn't want to cross paths with.
He was what we call a roughneck.
He says himself before Islam, he says I used to drink and womanizer. That's what I used to do.
Earth my mother in law, who as he described very eloquently, was a very wealthy individual in a very reserved person,
a very reserved, quiet, a very wealthy individual.
I leave the loved one I know, like I said, was a young boy who was the Prodigy. You knew this kid had a bright future. You knew this kid could do whatever you wanted to? Do you see how they represent different demographics in our community, how they come from all spectrums of the community.
But they were all able to achieve success.
So what I want everyone here to go away what I want you to leave this session realizing and understanding you represent a demographic, a certain aspect of the Muslim community. But each and every single one of you has that same amazing potential,
to be successful, to leave a legacy to be a role model, to not just improve yourself but impact others in a positive way. All of you have that ability. So May Allah subhanaw taala give us the ability to practice just like malacanang