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Abdul Nasir Jangda

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Jumuah Khutbah on March 31, 2017

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Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu This is OptinMonster Jenga and you're listening to the column podcast. The following recording is a hookah that I gave here in my local community last Friday. So please take a listen. Hopefully it's a source of benefit and forwarded to others

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the study of the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam is something that is a very essential components and part of our Deen and our religion. It's something that has been described as being mandatory in order to be able to understand our religion and in order to be able to live Islam fruitfully and properly.

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And this is something that the Quran explains to us. This is something that the Quran directs us to do. where Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us Morocco, Morocco, Saku whatever the messenger has given to you, whatever he has shared with you, then take it Why am I not how can man who Fanta who God Allah in the Quran says wherever the messenger tells you not to do, then stay away from it?

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A lot tells us in the Quran in surah number 33. So to

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this very powerful, beautiful verses ayah Allah tells us, Lakota Canada calm fear of Salida he was wanton Hashanah.

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Without a doubt, completely contained within the Messenger of God, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the ultimate, the best, the most beautiful example role model. And there I don't want to get too technical here and get too bogged down within details. However, the word Allah uses here is very interesting. Allah says that fee rasulillah the word fee is the holy shade for shade in the Arabic language the way the Arabs would understand it, the classical Arabs, they would understand that the word fee was used to put something inside of something else. So when you ask someone where is he then they would say fill Masjid that means it is inside the masjid. Not outside, but inside

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the machine, not near the machine, hole and machine and there'll be a lot of different ways to say he's near the machine. He's standing outside the machine. But if you said Finn machine, he's in the masjid. That means he's inside the structure. So here a blessing was what and has the ultimate example the most beautiful role model is found contained within Rasulullah sallallahu Sunnah.

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And so what this tells us is that the study of the life of the Prophet says something very, very important for us to be able to observe the Quranic guidance, the Quranic principles that are laid out for us these universal timeless gems and pearls of wisdom. How can we practically apply them in everyday life? Well, the prophets, a lot of them demonstrates them.

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And so when we look at the life of the prophets, a lot of this is going to seem a bit of a sidebar, but I'd like to share this just as a thought I was thinking about this this morning. that a lot of the presentation about the life of the prophets a lot he said them, unfortunately due to a couple of factors. The primary amongst them is due to our desire for brevity. We are absurd. We are obsessed with consolidating and summarizing everything

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Today, nobody's got enough time to read a book anymore. We just want the cliffnotes nobody wants to sit down and actually go through a class. Somebody just wants a summarized, you know, summarized presentation. No one's got time for the presentation. everyone just wants to see the bullet points and notes.

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We were obsessed with just consolidating and summarizing everything. Well, on the flip side, entertainment continues to get longer and longer and longer.

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We don't seem to have a problem with entertainment taking up more of our time.

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But education, knowledge understanding, we even argue as if we have some type of moral high ground Why? Why can't you make your point in two minutes.

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So this is a problem. And so because of this obsession with consolidating everything, the life of the prophets, a lot of the time, a lot of times, the most people know about it is a little book, maybe they read, particularly folks, maybe who are from overseas. There's the islamiat subject that you studied, when you were a child when you were in school, or even our children here today, I remember myself in Sunday school, going through a small little book. And it basically summarizes the life of the prophets a lot to him. And the picture that you get is that he was born. And he grew up, he got revelation, there were a couple of tough experiences there. There was thought if and the

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boycott, and things like that, then he moves to the city of Medina. And then there's a bunch of battles, and then he passes away.

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That's the life of the prophets, a lot of him and there's the problem lies there in we don't really understand we're not really getting any practical guidance, and then somebody sits down and then philosophically argues, well, how is this beneficial? Well, we didn't really study how the prophet SAW some lived the Quran, did we, you just went through a cliff notes of what his life was a rough outline, here's the highlights.

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Whereas we watched the whole game, but when it comes to knowledge and education, we just want the highlights. So that becomes part of the problem. But when we delve into the life of the process, and you see how little alien it man, lucila eurachem, Allah in Surah, number 16 tells us that the job the responsibility, the job description of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was one Salah, elated the girl need to begin early nasima knows

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that this Quran was sent to you or Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, so that you can show the people how to live what has been given to them. This is a gift from God. But how do you live it?

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And that's what your job is to show them. So now, the prophets a lot, he said, um, there's two things I'd like to kind of touch on today. Number one is the prophets, a lot of them had what we would describe as an impossible task.

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We are sometimes faced with tasks, challenges that are far smaller,

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far smaller than what he faced. And we feel that they're insurmountable, and we give up, look at the tasks that he was charged with. He was given divine guidance, Revelation, the Quran, at a time when the world was plunged into total absolute darkness and ignorance. And he was told Omarosa, laka, laka for telling us, you have to bring all of humanity out of this darkness to light. That's your job. It's you versus the rest of the world.

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Such a difficult task. How did he approach this? How did he make some headway? What was his strategy to overcome such great odds? How did he overcome not just being opposed by people, but being opposed by his own people, where his own uncle Abu lahab slanders him, curses him, throws rocks at him and discredits him? How do you overcome that? That's the first question. And then the second question is eventually at the life of the Prophet at the end of the life of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam he finds himself. Now on the flip side, he finds himself in a position of power. He has the power now, how does he handle having power after having been D oppressed? And now that he has the upper hand,

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how does he conduct himself in that situation? And between these two experiences, sometimes you'll find yourself overwhelmed. You'll find yourself as the underdog, you'll find yourself in a difficult position facing a challenge. Or you'll find yourself with the control with the power in a scenario in a situation. And between these two experiences. That's what we call life. Practically speaking, that's what life is.

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You're either at work at the mercy of You know what, terrible boss

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and at the same time, you are a supervisor where you are overseeing other employees. So how do you make sure that you don't channel that negative energy that you're delivering

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Hoping by your boss coming down on you so hard and channel it into now making the lives of your subordinates miserable.

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You maybe you're dealing with some challenges at home. Maybe there's some difficulty with you know, elderly parents. And there's a lot of difficulty a lot of challenges a lot of frustrations I'm being very honest, things become difficult.

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But how do you not channel that develop that into negative energy and then challenge that into now yelling at your own children all the time, and making their lives miserable.

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You in society, we right now, Islamophobia, we're dealing with everybody targeting us, talking negatively about us speaking negatively about us. If the situation flips tomorrow, and Muslims rise to a position of prominence, or now the ire of the community is turned on some other segments of the community, how do we not join the fray and then pile on?

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These are very essential questions. And if you look at human history, this predicament has repeated itself.

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You will find that more often than not the oppressed eventually became the oppressor.

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The same ones who fought the power

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became the ones who went crazy with power.

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Our history human history is full of this and Muslim history is no exception to this. We've seen we see this still today in our countries.

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So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam dealt with both of these extreme, the most extreme manifestations of both of these dynamics in Makkah, they were being massacred, tortured, dragged through the streets, which is not happening to us here. And then later on at the end of his life, he was a position of total power. Were abusive Yon, the leader of rage. He sees the prophets a lot. He said, the conquest of Makkah, he looks at the army, he sees how everybody stands. Listen to every word, everyone hangs on every sound, every letter that comes out of his mouth. When he says stand up, they stand up. When they sit down, they sit down. When he says jump. They say how high

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he sees this.

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And he tells Ibis, the uncle of the prophets a lot. He said that your nephew has a great kingdom.

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Your nephew has a great kingdom, your nephew is a great king. I've been in the courts of the emperors of Rome and Persia, I have yet to see devotion like this. Your nephew is a remarkable King. And he says no, you're mistaken, my friend. This is not kingship. This is not monarchy. But how the Hindu Buddha This is called Prophethood. And he says you're right, because I've never seen anyone be this loyalty, even kings, where when he makes will do they go to catch the water that drips from his hands?

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This is something beyond that. This is love and devotion like I've never seen before. So the prophets a lot of him at that level of power, greater power than anyone's ever known. But how did he not abuse that power?

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And the secret lies within Allah subhanaw taala says something really remarkable very early on in the Quran. The second revelation to the process and the first one of course we know was cut off this middle because it Halak it began revelation, read in the name of your Lord.

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But the second revelation was a sutra that we know today as surah number 68 is called pseudo column. And in it Allah subhanaw taala told the prophets a lot is him something really remarkable. He said what in that color Allah who can help him with nickel Nicola, Allah flocon Alvin, there you are upon a very great, noble, remarkable character.

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Your character is greater than anything else.

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Greater than anything else that you will possess as this character that you have been given by God. So never forget that. Never sacrifice that never lose that. Not when you're oppressed.

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Nor when you are in a position of power, don't ever lose your character.

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So how did the Prophet ceylonese him not lose his character when he's in the situation of being oppressed?

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Where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam is stoned by the people of thought if he went to five to just talk to them, talk.

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I have a message Please listen. They said not only do we not want to listen, but you get out of town. And not only should you get out of town, but we're going to throw rocks at you for three miles while you leave our town. Why? Because you wanted to speak to them.

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But when they finally left in the profits a lot he sat down and he was bleeding from his body. His feet were bleeding so much his sandals were soaked with his own blood.

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That when he sat down and gibreel Allison came to him and he said pray ask Allah, whatever you want to happen to these people.

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will happen today. And the prophets a lot of them said what he said, Oh, well, I have no ill will towards them.

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I pray that God blesses them

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and grants them guidance.

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That's how you never forget your character, your moral fiber, even when you were in the most difficult of positions. And how do you not forget what you're what you're supposed to be made of, even when you find yourself in a position of power, at the conquest of Mecca phots from aka the conquest of Makkah, in the eighth year of hegira, 21 years after he received revelation, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam entered Makkah as a victor. He rules Mecca. Now, the same people who tormented him for 20 years he rules them. And one of the people, one of the individuals who was at the forefront of the torment in the opposition against the process, Saddam Hussein was suffering even Romania

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suffered

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the process. Now how would you deal with somebody who made the object of their life for 20 years to torment you to torture you, to harass you? Now that you are in power, you are in control? How would you deal with that person?

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You take them to task.

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But what are the profits? A lot of them do? The profits are his best friend, someone's best friend, his name was homemade. He became a Muslim. He told the Prophet that Cephalon my friend, your enemy. He was so afraid of you coming here and winning the battle

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that he fled, he ran away.

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But I'd like to bring him back. He's a good person at his core. I know he was misguided. What he did was wrong, but he's a good person at his core. And I'd like to bring him back, please give me the opportunity to bring him back. guarantee that he will not be touched, he will not be harmed the profits, a lot of them said fine, just forgiving an enemy like that just fine.

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But then, are made the friend he says but here's the problem. He won't believe me that you just forgave him just like that. We're just a

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movement of the hand. You just forgave him just like that. He won't believe it. Nobody would believe it. I couldn't. I don't know if I'd ever be capable of doing that.

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So he says, Can you give me some proof and evidence? What would you say in that situation? He wants proof that I have forgiven him.

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I don't care. What I would say is I don't care. That's not my problem. That's his problem. Let him come if he comes in not coming, if he doesn't come, I don't care.

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What does the process him do the prophets, a lot of these intakes is head covering, you know, the head covering, even in the culture of the Arabs was considered like, you don't like a thing of dignity. This is your dignity. This is like the most like this is something that represents your respect.

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He takes it off of his head, the prophets a lot he sent him and he hands it to his friend or maid. And he says, Take this to him. The only way somebody could have my head covering in his head is if I gave it to them.

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So if you take this, you'll know you're coming from me. And you tell him I want him here. I forgive him. I'd like to see why an enemy.

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And when are made goes to him and he tells him Come on friend come back. He's like, No, no, he's like the Prophet forgive you. He goes, you're lying. How could he ever forgive me? And he shows him the hat, the headcovering. The a mama, the turban of the Prophet tells him and he says, Look, I bring it to you.

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And he comes back. And when he sits in front of the prophets of Salaam, the prophet tells him except Islam and says, Not sure what

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he says I'd like two months to think about it.

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He has no leverage here. He's not in a position to negotiate the process. Some says you'd like to once I think about it, I would have said you want two months to think about it. How about I give you two minutes.

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The profit is awesome said you want two months? I think about it. I'll give you four months. Take your time. And Meantime, you're welcome to live here. Be at home be with your family. Where does that come from? Such compassion, such generosity. And the story goes on. There was a following battle after that called the Battle of her name. Stefan was a very wealthy man and he was like what we would call a gun collector. He had a whole shed and a whole armory full of weapons, enough weapons to equip 100 soldiers. The profits. A lot of them asked him he said, we're going for battle. We need extra weapons. Would you mind us? Would you mind loaning us your weapons? We need them. He

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says to the Prophet Mohammed. Hey, Mohammed, he doesn't call him a prophet of God. Hey, Mohammed, are you forcefully taking my stuff? Have you tried to take my stuff? The professor says law? No, no, no.

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No

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At the hockey league, he says no, no, I just want to borrow it, and we will fully return it to you. And we will compensate you for any deficiencies in the equipment.

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He says, Okay, take it.

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They take the equipment. When they come back from the battle, some is damaged, something's missing, something's broken. So the preference allottee some has some survey all the equipment called Safar, and he says, We surveyed the equipment, here's all your equipment back. But these things were broken, or these things were lost. And I'd like to compensate you for them. So please tell me how much that would be. Bill me invoice me for the for the shortcoming.

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Nothing about generosity after generosity, humility, the process of is that he's the ruler, he could have said, Here's your stuff, take it or leave it. Or in fact, if I was there, I would have said, Oh, yeah, remember your stuff? Well, it's my stuff now.

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That's what I'm going to charge you in order to live in Makkah because I run my canal. It's my town.

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The prophets of Salaam says, Here's your stuff. Please let me know how much money I owe you. A king doesn't know his subject money.

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And he's a prophet of God. He doesn't owe anyone anything. But this is the humility.

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And because of this humility, because of this kindness because of the generosity, what does an enemy say?

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He says la rasulillah doesn't call them Muhammad anymore. Now he calls him the Messenger of God says no messenger of God, but Islam. In Lee fill Islam in raba. He says I want to accept Islam.

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Because if this is Islam, this is what I've been looking for my whole life. character,

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substance,

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having character moral fiber,

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amazing character, amazing quality substance in your being.

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That's Islam. That's the Quran. That's the life of the Prophet ceylonese. Oh, and again, I bring I want to conclude here, we find ourselves oftentimes real life is torn between these two extremes. Either you're under someone or you're over someone.

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And whether you have the underhand or you have the overhand.

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It is a character in the middle that will help you navigate all those situations and ultimately that's how we'll be judged by Allah subhanaw taala how we handle the situations how we handled the hand that we were dealt the cards that we were dealt, how did we navigate life barakallahu li walakum

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