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Seerah 002 – Intro Pt 2

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Abdul Nasir Jangda

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You're listening to lm Institute's podcast, visit us on the web at Palm institute.org and join us on [email protected] slash paalam Institute

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Chava we're going to be continuing our sessions on the Sierra the life of the prophets, Allah levada, he was in the

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last week we started off with an introduction to the Sierra. And we talked about the basic definition of the word Sierra itself with the zero mean, and what is the subject matter of the theater? What is the context of this era? And we also talked about some of the key issues in regards to terminology, what constitutes the Sierra? And then what are some of the specifics in regards to Hadith versus Sunnah versus Sierra, etc. We talked about some of those things. We the bulk of last, the bulk of the last session was, Why study the theater, what are the benefits of studying the theater, and so I kind of titled it as why Sita, why study the zero, the life of the prophets a lot

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is in the prophetic biography acetal to nebia. Why study the prophetic biography? So we covered four basic points. We covered the first four primary reasons to cover to study the Sierra the prophetic biography. The first of those reasons or first of those benefits of studying the life of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was number one, as Allah subhanaw taala commands us, rather, I should say, as a las panatela recommends to us within the Koran within the book of Allah in Surah, number 33, Isaiah 21, Allah says lapada, Ghana can feel

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that most definitely no doubt about the fact that immersing yourself into the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam there and only there will you find the most excellent the perfect role model. And so you by using the word Fie, the Messenger of Allah is a lot simpler than just telling us to learn about the prophets allottee some, but he's telling us to immerse ourselves into discovering who the Messenger of Allah peace and blessings be upon him was, and that can only happen that can only occur through a very thorough a very proper in depth analysis and a study and extraction of lessons and practical benefits from the life of the beloved sallallahu alayhi wa

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sallam. The second purpose or the second benefit that we talked about was studying the serum versus just taking excerpts of a high beef, setting a few random ahadeeth here and there versus that, in comparison to that, studying the serum, the life of the prophets, a lot of some all of his experiences in intricate detail. What that does is something very interesting, and that humanizes the profits a lot easier. No, it humanizes him, it turns it into a real person. Because as I mentioned, last time, there's, there's too great of a risk. And this is not even a risk. It's actually in a very unfortunate reality today, that for many, many people today, the profits, a lot

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of them was a man, a very, you know, legendary person who lived a long, long time ago in a faraway place and all these amazing things happened. And I equated it because of the culture that we live in today. We're superheroes and things like that are such a prominent part of culture that for a lot of our youth, they feel a little differently about the system than they do about Superman. That's a cool story. Just like watching Superman was a great movie. But at the end of the day, I have nothing in common with him. I have nothing to do with him. It's just a cool story. What do you want to do with it? So it's necessary that we humanize the prophets prophet of Allah, Allah Hafiz in the third

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practical benefit and reason for setting the seed of the prophets of sin was extracting lessons that are practical and relevant. Because see, when Allah subhanaw taala, when when Allah Himself Almighty, and I explained this through the words, that whenever light uses word whenever love describes the Prophet of Allah azza wa jal, who has an

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ultra kind of agenda in the at the end of sort of two Toba, he says the Khadija Kumara Suleiman emphysema z zona la Hema, I need to hurry Sonali Nina ofin Rahim, Allah is using nouns. And part of the rhetorical benefit

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of using these nouns to describe the prophecies is for till the Day of Judgment, the prophets, a lot of them will be the epitome of these qualities. He will embody these qualities you will be the ultimate exemplar for all of these qualities till the Day of Judgment. So the Prophet sesam is a role model for all of humanity. And I'll be talking more about those if relevant, he clearly says he is. He has been sent for all of humanity for all the creation of alone, without any restriction of time or place, or social context. So the Prophet of Allah syllogism is if he is the role model, then it's necessary that we are able to extract practical, relevant lessons on how to conduct ourselves

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on how to live our own lives on a day to day basis, and that you can only do when you immerse yourself when you in depth take on the Sierra

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The study of the Syrah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,

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the fourth in the fine. The fourth benefit that we talked about last week was authenticity of the Sunnah. And I was a very lengthy discussion. I'm just going to summarize it here. But basically, it is, again, a very contemporary challenge that we are dealing with today, in the Muslim community and even outside of the Muslim society, Muslim community, the oma that there is more confusion about the life of the Prophet salatu salam today, his role within the deen the authenticity of his life. And as soon as the authority of his practice, then there has ever been before throughout the history of our own. And part of the reason for that it's been taken on as an intellectual academic challenge,

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but we really haven't gotten anywhere with it. If any, if anything, it's made issues. It may it has made things worse. Then when we look down at the core of the issue, and the core of the problem is people know very little about the Prophet solution to Muslims know very little about who he was how he lived his life. And when you don't know someone or something, there's no possibility of loving it. Having love for a person when you don't even know anything about him. And I told a personal story about an acquaintance, a friend, somebody that I know personally, that how just by reading about his life and immersing himself into a study about who he was, how he lived his life, this

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person was led to become not only just familiar with the process, but literally led to develop love for the Prophet of Allah sallallahu sallam, and at that point in time, the same person who would object to many a hadith and the issue of Hadith altogether, the same person no longer had any objections. And now this person at this time became somebody, someone somebody who was, in fact, leading the discussions of Hadith. within that community would be more than willing to read a hadith and and read the book of Hadith for the community members, such a complete 180 degree turnaround, after 10 years of academically trying to tackle this issue got nowhere. In fact, he told me himself

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he got more confused, but just through less than a year of setting the life in the seat of the process of reading about him getting to intimately know him so intimate where you feel like you know this person you know what they would say right now you know, what they would do right now you know, how they would handle this issue, to become that intimately familiar with someone led to developing love respect and admiration for the profit of a loss of money. So and that automatically solve that problem answer that question of is the Hadith authentic or not, is the Sunnah authoritative or not? Now we move on to the fifth benefit, the fifth purpose or reason or benefit of setting the scene or

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the life of the Prophet of Allah Salallahu alaihe salam, and that is the life of the Prophet of Allah Salallahu alaihe salam is an aid in understanding the Quran.

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It's a direct aid in understanding the Quran. Now, you've probably heard these types of examples or analogies you've been given before. And I understand they're kind of cliche, but they've been given hundreds and 1000s of times because they work. So I'm going to give you that same analogy. And I'll just explain that a little bit further. But, you know, whenever, I mean, just recently, I bought a little piece of technology. And along with that piece of technology, what we received what I received, what came out of the box was an instruction manual,

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and instruction manual.

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And it made things extremely practical. All right, and so in that analogy, the Messenger of Allah, the Quran itself is the instruction manual for this human being. This human being is an amazing creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala. so remarkable, so unique, that Allah tells us to ponder upon ourselves.

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Allah tells us to ponder upon ourselves in our own creation on our own existence. Because that in and of itself, is a sign of the greatness of Allah. So Allah sent in an instruction manual on how these human beings should live his life in the best manner possible to optimally live his life. And that was the book of Allah. But occasionally, sometimes you purchase something that is so complex, you buy something that requires a little bit more hands on understanding on how to exactly function or operate this piece of equipment, this machinery, and at that time you have someone come up, somebody comes in, who demonstrates it for you, who sets it up for you, who shows you exactly how to

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use it. And that is example of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he was sent to bring this neuron to life. That's why when the what when the wives or the prophets a lot he said I'm would be asked about his daily conduct his life, how did he live? How did he conduct himself? How did he live his life he was taught, they would they would answer kind of hoopoe,

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his conduct his entire existence, his motive behavior was the use a living breathing, walking, talking.

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And so the example of the the teachings of the Quran come to life through the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi Salaam to the Prophet

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Law, peace and blessings be upon him. And that's how the early generations understood. And that's how the Sahaba tackled it.

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You know, the scholars they write that this is a Sunnah. This is a tradition of the early generations in the scholars of this oma, that they would read, they would study in detail the life of the Prophet of Allah sallallahu sallam, and then they would teach it to their students, and they would teach it to their children. And this was part of the basic education of every believer of every Muslim. And so one of the things I addressed earlier in the session last week was we have been in recovery mode over the last couple of decades. The last couple of centuries for the missing Omar globally speaking, was a very dark time. It was a very troubled time, it was a very difficult time.

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And the biggest part of that difficulty and adversity, you could talk about the political adversities, you could talk about the social socio economic difficulties, you could talk about the challenges in terms of education, you could talk about all these things. But I feel that the greatest tragedy of the last couple of centuries of the Muslim oma Muslim history recent Muslim history was we became so distinct from our own being our own sources of our own Deen the Quran became something very ceremonial, something very distant to us. And then the over the last couple of decades through the blessing and the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And through the efforts of

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countless people, we've been in recovery mode, we've been trying to rehabilitate ourselves as an oma, where we've been getting back into touch with the Quran, the Book of Allah. And that's been a huge blessing of Allah subhanaw taala we definitely have a lot of work left. But at the same time, there is a second component to that restoring the, the integrity of the viewer, the integrity of humor, there is a second part a second step in terms of restoring that. And that is a deep, profound understanding of who the Messenger of Allah ceylonese and was, and an extraction of practical, relevant lessons, teachings for our daily life here now today, on how we can best live our lives, as

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individuals as families as communities and societies and as an oma, and we'll find those treasures hidden within the life of the Prophet of Allah. And that's something we must turn our attention to. The Prophet of Allah sallallahu Sallam told us, United scholars is described he left us at upon

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a lot, he left us upon the most clearest of proofs and evidences, almost solid footing you could imagine. And what was that solid solid footing he said at the hydrogen reader, the farewell pilgrimage a farewell hajis he said,

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talk to him.

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Talk to him ambrane. Another narration actually says he says Dr. Kumar Allah.

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I have left amongst you. I have left amongst you two things, two sources. And another narration In other words, he says I have left all of you upon two sources and two references, both ways extremely beautiful, the eloquence of the Prophet of Allah Luddism and then he says, lentil the new mathema septum the human, he guarantees with emphasis. He says that you will never ever go astray you will never lose your way all of you, you will never lose your way mathema septum be Hema as long as you continue to firmly latch on and hold on to these two sources. And what are the Kitab la

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was similar to the be the book of a law in the Sunnah of His Messenger Solomonic His Prophet of Allah so that is the importance of studying the the Syrah that it brings up for unto life and it's a direct aid and understanding the Quran and that is part of the contradiction that is part of the very, that is part of the foolishness, the lack of intelligence, in objecting to the life of the Prophet of Allah sallallahu Sallam in a study of his life in the Sunnah in the Sierra is that you directly take away the most immediate, the most prudent resource you have to really truly grasping and understanding the Quran and that is the life of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the

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sixth benefit and purpose or reason for studying the Sierra, the life of the messenger peace and blessings be upon him is

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again when you have extracted when you have isolated a Hadeeth you get a benefit here you get a ruling there, you get a hokum there, you get a,

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you know, implication here or there. But when you study his life all the way through, you're able to do something and this goes kind of closely connected back to the second point, you are able to observe the Prophet sallallahu alayhi Salaam, interacting with individuals with non Muslims,

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with Muslims with youth

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with women, I mean, these are a lot of questions we have today. The problem of the youth is a universal problem and issue, not isolated to any one community and not even isolated to us here in America.

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Talk to people overseas, talk to people across the world, I was just talking to a friend today. And he was telling me about the same, you know, lack of relevance that Islam is suffering through that unfortunately, Muslims rather I should say Muslims are suffering through, even in other parts part of what we call, quote, unquote, the Muslim world.

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And so the issue of youth is a universal issue. It's a pressing need of our communities. Well, in the study of the CETA, we get to see how the Prophet of Allah Salaam interacted with the youth, because realize this when the processor started preaching his message, teaching his message, what was his age, and this is, of course, part of the context of this part of the content that we're setting in this era. But this is a well known fact, how old was he when he profited? 40 years old, he was 40 years old. That's not a young man, by any means is it? It's not what we consider what we consider youth. It's not that at all.

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But yet he's teaching. In fact, something interesting that we'll talk about when we get there is that many of the early following of the Prophet of Allah sallallahu Sallam were youth, the early Sahaba were mostly young people.

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Again, I'm getting ahead of myself here, but Katara de la Juana, we think of Ramadan, we think this very intimidating, elderly, you know, iron fisted ruler, leader of the community, right? That's the image and sure, when he was halifa, that's exactly who he was. He was an elder statesman.

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He was a very strong older leader. But one thing we fail to realize how old was

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he when he accepted Islam

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27 or 28 years old. That is young.

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So majority of the following the Sahaba, the companions, the believers were young people, the people on the frontlines making the greatest sacrifice for young people, the man who literally converted half the city of Medina, to Islam before the profitsystem ever set foot before he ever arrived in Medina, as the Messenger of Allah

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was probably an 18 year old man must have been made for the loved one.

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So this is, it's something very interesting that we have to really understand so we can observe the interaction of the process of them with so many different demographics, so many different people within society and community youth. You know, we dealt with deal with the gender issue, the gender issue was always at the forefront of discussion in every single community. Where do you draw the line? How do you draw the line? How far do you go? How far do not go sisters need to be educated, but what's going to forward? It's constantly a problem. I can tell you in my profession, in the fraternity of Imams, and educators of the Muslim community, this is something internally, we

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constantly have to grapple with. We're constantly dealing with the sisters are an equal part of this community. I'm, I'm a husband, I'm a brother to a sister, I'm a son to a mother, I have two daughters, I'm a father to two girls. I'm extremely concerned about educating our sisters. Because I have so many women that are so near and dear to me that I care for them so deeply. I want them to be given an equal opportunity to learn their Deen. But at the same time, as a male educator, I'm constantly having to re evaluate how am I handling things which I do, which I do, how far is going too far, etc, so on so forth? Well, where can we find out the answer within the example of the

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Prophet of Allah?

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All these answers lie there. How do we deal with non Muslims,

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so many different graphics within our communities, we see him interacting with his family.

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I mean, this is something many of you have probably heard me lecture on number of times. But the issue of families at the forefront of our communities today it is maybe one of the greatest challenges that we are dealing with after faith after the issue of faith in non spirituality itself, which actually leads to the, to the eroding of the family, the foundation of family, but as a direct result of the issues, the crisis of faith, we have a crisis of family. Well, we get to see the profit of Allah Allah maintaining a family while having the greatest responsibility any human being has ever shouldered. Nobody is busier than the Prophet of Allah. And nobody, nobody unequivocably no

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one. Yet he has a family and he takes care of his family, and by his own convictions, and through the testimony of the people who witnessed him at his time. He was the best family man that ever walked this earth. He was the best husband the best father, the best cousin, the best nephew, the best everything you can imagine the best grandfather. So how did he manage all that we get to observe? See one thing is that me to just tell you all with this what we know this way, but when you read this

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in detail, you're able to literally as this as if you are observing that going on

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In that happening, and then as a teacher, how did you deal with students? That's another thing.

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You know, in a community like this where there is a school and there are educational programs, we're constantly trying to evaluate our educational process. And how are we doing in terms of education, and want to better the quality of our teachers and want to get better at teaching people? Well, the ultimate teacher, in my voice and what

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I have been sent as a teacher, first and foremost as a teacher, the prophet of Allah sallallahu Sallam says, that we can learn from him how to be a teacher. So all of these examples can be learned from him. And so we get to observe the interaction with so many different across the spectrum, so many different demographics within society.

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The seventh benefit and reason at the same time for studying the life to seal the prophetic biography

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is and this is very interesting. This is personally something that just hooked me. When I when I realized this, when I first came across this I was I was hooked for life. And that is, no single human beings life has been documented.

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Like the profit of a loss of money son's life has been documented, there is no one in the history of humanity whose life has been documented in this much detail. It is remarkable. It is mind blowing.

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When you make a proper study of the life of the Prophet of Allah, and you really truly come to terms with the fact of how intricately his life has been documented,

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somewhat so and I had a few examples and a few extractions here to share with you

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just to illustrate the point, and there's actually a collection of narrations which in detail describes the Prophet of Allah sallallahu Sallam conditioner in the Shama. Shama Ilana be the main primary compilation is been compiled by a mama Timothy Rahim Allah and that's something that's actually it's a project that I've been working on for quite some time and my intention is inshallah translate and lecture on that and whether it plays out in in a lecture series like this or it's just recorded and put out there for the community's benefit in Sharla is yet to be determined But nevertheless, it's something I've been working on for quite some time to bring it into practical,

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relevant, easy to understand English and then lay it out for everyone to very in detailed description of the profitable lesson nobody some but just a few extractions. Someone told that it's it describes the color of the profits a lot of some skin,

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everything about him was observed. Canon Rasulullah has a lot isn't as hot alone.

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That he was, he had like a very in between like a lightly tan type of color, tone of skin may have been Adham will have been

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that it's not like he was very dark skinned, nor was he very, very light skinned. He had a very like a medium tone type of skin color. It describes the face, the symmetry of the face of the Prophet of Allah Salallahu alaihe salam it describes cannot assume SLM then

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it says a sealant What is your language, the prophet of Allah sallallahu Sallam was very, like he had like a very open like a broad face. Like he's facing though he's very welcoming. And then it says lemon mustard even higher. It's not like his face was really round. And it was a huge face, but can have been Alicia Darwin is Allah. But it's almost like he had a very broad open face. But it was just very welcoming. When you looked at his face, he was always very pleasant to look at.

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It describes the profit of a lesson lesson. It even describes his forehead. It describes the profit of Canada, sublicense, CLN jabeen. That the process of his forehead was a little bit larger and it was very, like again, it was very open. It was kind of a large he had a large forehead.

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It describes the, the eyes of the Prophet sallallahu sallam. It describes his eyes being

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shady that is you see why they had

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that the Prophet of Allah saw some his pupils, the pupils of his eyes were very, very dark, like almost like black in color. The pupils of his eyes were very dark, nearly like black in color. And it goes on describing literally every single thing about him. And then of course, obviously, where he describes his physical appearance. It even describes the conduct the character, the behavior of the profit or the loss of autism, how he spent his time how he lived his life, and it describes him motor Lassila.

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The processing was always grieving,

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grieving one after another after another, constantly grieving what was he always grieving about over the condition of people. He was always concerned about people that he might affect right he was always in thought. He was always in deep thought. Thinking about people thinking about how to help people. Laser laser to the Hurrah

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he never

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Had a moment's rest. He never take a break. He's always busy always going always busy with something. Davina sucked

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for long periods of time to process him to be quiet.

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He wasn't just babbling, unnecessary, he would just be quiet at times. Very quiet, very serene, very calm and peaceful to be around. When I get to kind of you lady, he wouldn't talk unnecessarily.

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And it goes on describing him

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and how he would conduct himself how he will talk to people, when the Prophet of Allah Salallahu alaihe salam would talk to people who would completely turn himself in face people

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who would completely turn himself and face people and talk to people without looking at them. He wouldn't just kind of turn his head and talk to somebody. He would end it described when he was sitting because when you're sitting, it's difficult, right? When you're standing, you just turn sitting. It's like our modern industry. Let me just talk to this person. Oh, he got up. He turned to the side and face the person and talk to them. And we'd be done. Then he turned back around. That's how you talk to people. When you would point at someone or something. You wouldn't point like this at someone. That's rude. We used to be told when we were little don't point at people. It's rude. He

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would gesture people with his whole hand. He was always the first one to say Salaam. Always say Salaam.

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When you have to talk somebody across the room. He'll be like, hey, Obaidullah, hey, guy, you and just yell at people across the room like that. It's demeaning. It's disrespectful. A lot of times.

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It's just not dignified behavior. he'd walk across the room, walk up to the person, touch the person on the shoulder, and then speak to them face to face pleasantly in a pleasant tone.

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He would introduce himself when you would meet people, it's Allow me to introduce himself, he asked him, what's your name? Where are you from? There's like, Hey, you I need you to do this. No, no, no. What's your name?

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What's your name? Where are you from? How's everything

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and then he'd get to business.

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Just these little little things, how he walked how he talked.

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Everything about him has been preserved. So no human beings life has been documented in as much detail as the life of the Prophet of Allah sallallahu sallam, and that in and of itself is just a beautiful thing. And it's an experience. Studying the Sierra properly is a life changing experience. The eighth benefit and reason purpose of studying the Sierra the prophetic biography

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is the universality of prophethood of Muhammad Sallallahu.

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And this is something very interesting. First, I'm going to start off with the basic fact and I'd like to show you the miracle behind it. The Prophet of Allah sallallahu Sallam his prophethood his message, his example is universal. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Omarosa, laka laka attentiveness

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that you have not been sent except for all of humanity, the entirety of humanity, mankind, you have been saved for the entirety of mankind, for all of mankind.

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Another place in the Quran, Allah truly commands him to say to announce the people who say announce, proclaim, yeah, you hiddenness Oh, humanity, all mankind. in me, most definitely. I am Rasulullah he eneko, the Messenger of Allah and I've been sent to all of you, Jimmy and

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everyone. I am the messenger of alive and sent to all of you, all of you, every single person, I've been sent to every single human being.

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In another place in the Quran, Allah subhanaw taala tells us from our Salah Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah mean that you have not been sent except as a mercy for Lena ILM in aalameen. To keep the conversation short means people whenever wherever they have ever existed, normally we translated as worlds.

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But it's specifically a people plural. And what it refers to is all different generations, all different places, all different demographics, because it's almost like sometimes an entire demographic or an entire ethnicity, or an entire country or a specific era or time of people or like a world in existence of their own.

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But it doesn't matter where people are from, where they live, who they are, when they lived. The Messenger of Allah Salallahu alaihe salam is a mercy for all of them, for all of mankind for every single human being, regardless of the specifics.

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And so the universality of the Prophet Muhammad ceylonese him. This is a universal lesson.

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Now here comes a very interesting thing.

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Part of the gift

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of the Prophet of Allah says this is one of his gifts and also happens to be one of his miracles.

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Prophet sallallahu Sallam says himself od to be Jamia al Kalam. And that same compilation does hadith of a hadith of Shama in descriptive describing the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says, Can I get to Colombia, Giovanni, you can use to speak with very brief, comprehensive words.

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very brief, comprehensive, profound words is the proper, best way I can express it. And he says, I've been given this as a gift. This gift of Jamia and cannon cannon means a Prophet's lovely son was able to say a whole lot in very little

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hope whole lot in very little. One of the most beautiful collections of Jawaharlal Kalam that I've come across is the art of burying the 40 hadith of Shaolin Isla de Louis, Shaolin Isla de la Mola compiled 40, a heavy and they are such a beautiful example of drama, I can literally two three word a Heidi. But so profound, so deep, so many lessons can be learned from just two or three words that the prophets Allah has uttered.

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And so that that was one of the gifts of the prophets, a lot of them to be able to see so much and so little. Now, something that the scholars say is very interesting part of the miracle of the prophets, a lot of them, even the miracle of his existence, his life, his being, is that just like his words were a miracle. He could say so much and so little, Allah tells us in the Quran, equally Amaterasu

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liquidly common.

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For every nation, there was a messenger liquidity bombing had

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become a common heart for every people, there was someone sent to guide them to show them the way. Allah tells us in specific specifics, Allah tells us in the Quran, where Allah adding a whoa Buddha, to add the center brother who to the movie center, brother solid, to money and to the people money only center brothers, right.

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It's as if every people every time every era was sent a specific messenger, a specific Prophet, a teacher, an exemplar, a role model, a mentor. But the prophet of Allah, Allah He said, I'm just like his words would come would

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would literally comprise so much, just like his words would encompass so much his being his existence, his life encompass so much. That whereas throughout the history, and we actually have narrations, there's a narration within the Muslim commandment, which talks about the fact that there were over 100,000 messengers or prophets sent without specifics. There's a hadith in the Masada, Muhammad that actually mentions the fact that there were over 100,000 prophets or messenger sent throughout time,

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that there was a prophet in the messenger for every specific demographic or type of people, or area or region time. But the prophet of Allah sallallahu Sallam his life encompasses so much teaches so many people, so many things, that one man's life is the ultimate example, the ultimate role model for what we're already looking at 1400 years,

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which only Allah knows is how many generations 25 plus generations of people 1400 years of humanity, all over the world, with all their specifics, in terms of their demographics, and their lifestyles, and all the things that that's involved with that one man's life represents so much, encompasses so much teaches us so much.

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So that's part of the purpose and the reason to experience to come here to become to get hands on to come face to face with that type of a miracle.

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The ninth in the final

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purpose benefit, reason for studying the prophetic biography that I mentioned here in the intro

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is, and this is something that I've personally been thinking on for quite some time.

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And that is that we as an oma today, like I said, you know, we're in recovery mode. All right. And so, you know, before

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you know, sometimes like, like when a computer crashes, unfortunately, like a Windows computer crashes, right? And you got to bring it back up, you bring it up in safe mode, right? So, for the recovery of the oma, there's the Safe Mode.

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A lot of times because we live in the age of information, and everything is so quick, and so accessible and so open and at the speed of light.

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We can get ahead of ourselves. And I think that there are pockets of our community. And even sometimes our leadership can sometimes kind of get ahead of itself.

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And what we have to understand is that we're in safe mode right now. The vast majority of our oma is still in a crisis.

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dozens of different things

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is going on but the primary one is that spiritual crisis that I'm talking about crisis of identity crisis and spirituality, crisis of Eman?

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That's the cold, hard, honest truth. That's where we are right now.

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Now when we look to the revelation of the Quran and we look to the early theatre itself, we learn a lesson on how to go forward. How are we supposed to conduct ourselves in this mode? You know, the Quran in surah t Arsene? Allah subhanho wa Taala tells the prophets a lot he said, on the tin, the Roman mountain, there are about

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half the room

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that you have been sent.

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You have been sent in the Quran has been revealed to you why we didn't get a permit, so that you can warn people might wonder about their forefathers, they're the people that came before them. Were not warned.

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For whom coffee noon, so therefore as a consequence, as a direct result and consequence of that they are in an extreme level of heedlessness, they're oblivious, they're apathetic,

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they could care less, they're distant.

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Meaning what? You're gonna have to work hard, you're gonna have to work diligently. And you're gonna have to keep your head about yourself, you're gonna have to stay focused on what is the proper course of action right now. Look at the revelation of the Quran, you know, I was conducting the fear of just about it.

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And then that the fear of just about one of the things at 29, to do so to move through lm hakama marriage. One of the things that's interesting, this is very early revelation. And when you observe when you read early revelation, it's not very, like deep, theologically in that sense. Like it's not giving you a lot of very deep intricate rulings on hockey than theology and discussing very specifics. No, it's not. It's not talking about a lot about how to pray, when to pray, when not to pray, how you know what to do before you it's not talking about those ones. It's not talking about marriage, and then divorce and then giving succoth and who can you give it to? Should you not give

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it to? It's not talking about these things. It's not even talking about some of the basic needs that we even have right now. But it's not talking about leadership development and all that came later, as Medina in Revelation. What was it talking about? basics.

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It's just establishing the identity.

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And so there are two terms that are used by scholars by community leaders. There's tallien education. And I don't mean like a basic level education, Daddy, when the scholars use the word Tani, it means like a very in depth, detailed education. And while there always needs to be later on Medina in Revelation tells us regardless of the circumstances, even when it's like crisis mode, the oma is under attack, people are dying, and people got everyone's got to go out there to handle things take care of business, even then there should remain a people a group of people behind why leave.

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So they can gain a very deep understanding of their religion. But having said that, for the general masses, there is tallien, in depth education, and then there's tarbiyah.

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therapy, just an establishment of the Muslim identity,

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upbringing of the oma back up to par back up to the level where they need to be at where they are ready to be educated.

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And there are two primary tools have to be at the same primary resources. The same two primary resources are the same two tools for data via What are those two tools for data via a basic understanding of the book of Allah, the Quran doesn't have to be very in depth. I'm not talking about

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right? The the kid standing on the street corner,

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you know, buying or selling drugs. You know, the person who wakes up in the morning and really doesn't know whether they're Muslim or not, they're not sure how they feel about being a Muslim, the person who when all of Ramadan avoiding everybody, because they weren't fasting, and they didn't feel like fasting and they didn't know what to do with themselves while everybody was fasting going to the masjid. That person had that level of in crisis, a person does not need your input on you can quote me on that.

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As as blasphemous as I might sound to some people, you're going to help that person. What I mean I should explain for those who may be watching the in depth grammatical analysis of the Quran.

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It's not going to benefit that person, it's not going to help them. What that person needs to hear what that person needs desperately is to just hear how allies talking to that person and

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then unless communicating to that person, that Allah will forgive that person the last month and loves that person that allows prepared a paradise for that person, that there are consequences for that person's actions to set general Eman, the general discourse, what I like to call him on one on one from the Koran. That's what that person needs to hear that person and the second tool of Serbia is the seed of the life of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam because

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Again, the person will feel a sense of connection to the profits.

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And you'll find a practical role model somebody that he, that person more than likely a lot of times, especially in the case of our youth and our children has been disappointed time and time again by so many different people that they look up to throughout different stages of their life, been disappointed time and time again.

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But that person needs to be introduced to that person that will not disappoint.

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A human being that will not disappoint them, and that is a messenger of Allah Allah Lavazza.

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And so these are the two tools for therapy. So we ourselves for our own therapy for the tarbiyah for the proper upbringing, the establishment of Muslim identity for our children, for our families, for our communities, and for the greater oma. That is why we must properly study the seed of the life of the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam. And so those are nine basic points, nine basic things I wanted to share. Now wanted to conclude the intro to setting the life of the Prophet salallahu alaihe. Salam here with you

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by talking about a few basic things, specifically in regards to these

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to these sessions right here, number one, I talked about the tradition of setting the zero, that this is an established tradition. This is a part of the established curriculum of scholarship of imams of Muslim leadership at all levels throughout the throughout Muslim history. And there's something that we need to reestablish.

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Number two books of zero. So what type of texts are there about zero? What is the history of the compilation of serum? So there's a lot in regards to the detail of that, that I won't get into

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in a lot of detail. But one thing that I will go ahead and address or one thing that I will tackle is,

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is very, very briefly talking a little bit about how the Sierra has been compiled throughout the centuries. So as is the case with many other sciences, even datasheet of the Quran falls under that category. Many of the basic fundamental study, fundamental basic study of the religion in the sciences, it was not officially codified, it was not actually written down to almost 150 200 years after the prophets a lot of a sudden, because in the early history of Islam for the first two to three generations, it was mainly an oral tradition, as well as the Quran, as well as the explanation of the Quran as was fear can Hadith and Sira and all of these things. All right, there are isolated

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examples of things being written down, but it was primarily an oral tradition. It was only later on when very frankly, even though writing is a tool of learning, dependent has been, you know, dignified within the Quran itself. And it is a tool of learning tool right in the process. I mean, humans have faded a monkey tabah trap knowledge through writing it down.

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Trap knowledge by means of writing it down. Having said that, at the same time, their heavy reliance upon written work, and the almost a complete abandonment of memorization and oral transmission of these traditions was in major part due to the laziness developing within humor, we became lazy, became lazy, we became undisciplined with our time, we became lazy intellectually.

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And we became very distant from some of these very established principles and practices from the early generations. But nevertheless, once it was now established, it was being properly established.

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Some of the early

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compilations whereby all weapons obeyed, would have been a bad habit zuri These were some of the students of the Sahaba these were Gregory Tabby own Musab bin, Mohammed bin, his heart, the the famous scene of him in his heart. These were some of the early compilations of Sierra. And then later on, this was, if you will almost inherited this was passed on to her mom, even Luna bar. One of the students have a boyhood hero, the Allahu anhu. And I'm assuming

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even as half had a very famous student by the name of even he Sham in the seat of ebony Sham his famous till today. So, teacher the student teacher students who was first initially penned the basic skeleton the basic structure was laid out by these Tabby on the students of the Sahaba and then later on it was developed by their students and their students from there, it literally Muhammad evangelina tabari emammal Bay happy these are the fourth and fifth generations of Muslims and scholars now. And now this is where they very in depth started to pen and they started to write it down. And then of course they are some of the very, very famous

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compilations of the life of the prophet SAW some such as even a Josie Rahim Allah even pay him heads admired. Even Josie wrote pendency of the prophets illogical body

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Row dlg found an extraction of benefits and lessons from the life of the Museo de la Rafi, who is a great muhaddith, a great scholar of Hadith also penned much on the seal of the prophets. Allahu Allah castellanii wrote a book on Sierra, and Mullah Mohammed Al adonia, where he in detail, described the processor and then wrote about the life and times of the prophet SAW Salem, we also of course, and then certain scholars who are historians, like a poverty and even Kathy, they compiled overall history of humanity in history of the oma. But within that the bulk of the content of that was based solely based on the life of the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam. And so I will be dying

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when the higher the beginning of the end of al Qaeda that contains probably till today what we have preserved properly, one of maybe the most detailed accounts of the life of the Prophet sallallahu I mean, of course, there are dozens and dozens of, you know, contemporary books on Syrah from cinnamon and nadwi shibley normani. Muhammad Hussain, Heiko, we of course have the book of even picked all the translator of the Quran wrote a book on the Sierra, the life of the prophets a lot Hassan said Mohammed nadwi, will has an Ali nadwi, the nettv scholars have done a lot of work in this area. One of the contemporary theaters that's very readily available these days, oftentimes, is the sealed

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nectar by Mubarak puri. We also have the book on the life of the prophets, a lot of him that was written by Martin lings, that is also very readily available, widespread. And so there are many, many different books of Sierra that you can find. And literally, I have a list in front of me that is probably hundreds long. That's why I don't even know where to start. I don't know where to end. But there's a whole lot of material, to say the least, there's a lot of material there is, what I'd like to say is, you know, in terms and this, I'll say this very openly in terms of the Tafseer the understanding of the Quran, it's a legitimate complaint A lot of times when people say, there's not

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a whole lot of material in English, there's not a whole lot. That's a legitimate complaint there are there's enough material for somebody to busy themselves. But I will readily admit that there's probably not more than a dozen very solid works in the English language on the explanation of the Quran.

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But the seed of the prophesy centum happens to be one of those things again, because of that. It's something that's very captivating. It's something very engaging.

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So so because of that the fascination with the prophets a lot. And many of these heroes have been written by men, they've been written by women, they've been written by young, they've been written by older men written by Muslims, they've been written by non Muslims. Because the process is such a captivating individual that is fascinating to people from all across the spectrum again. And so you literally have hundreds upon hundreds upon hundreds of books on the life of the Prophet system that are readily available. And so there remains really no excuse for us to not read and for us to not learn. Now, the question that I'd like to tackle next year towards the end of the session here is

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how will I be researching this? You know, where will I be presenting this hero from? So I'll be taking a couple of different resources into consideration that the seed of abundance hack that the fear keeps wanting to share the Sierra, how will I be preparing these sessions on the seat of the seat of women is the she she found out the zulma ad of Eben Pagan. And I primarily for a lot of the narrative itself, I'll be relying upon the the extraction of the life of the processor from LBI, when the high end we've been conceived, the beginning and the end all be heavily relying upon that for a lot of the narrative. Now along with that some of the contemporary resources that I'm also

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taking a look at just to kind of pick up again, part of that flow, that narrative is some of the very beneficial ones. Martin Lynx Sierra is something that yes, there are a few objections that have been made to a few of the different issues, there's about four or five different places, specifically that people have pointed out an issue in regards to but overall, in modern English, in contemporary language is probably one of the most flowing and very emotionally intimately written narratives of the life of the Prophet some that cannot be denied. It requires a fair analysis like just like when we talk about Tafseer, there might be objections in regards to some of the specific

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personal opinions of some of them who facilitate that does not change the fact that there's a lot there to still be valued and benefited from some of their words. Yes, it requires a greater background in terms of

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Sierra so you can filter through some of those issues. But nevertheless, that's a very good narrative in the English language to observe the flow of the Sierra of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam along with that one other specific angle of Sierra that I want to mention here because I feel it's a very, very beautiful angle. It's very beneficial angle to take and that is

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against some of the more contemporary scholars took an angle called fit who seal

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when they specifically studied the Sierra just to extract those lessons, those practical benefits from the life of the Prophet some. So one of more contemporary scholars in more recent times, Mohammed Al Hassan, he has written a book on the fifth procedure, that the extraction of practical relevant benefits and lessons from the life of the Prophet so so. So that is another very good resource that people can benefit from. People have also been asking, Is there something they can follow along with something that they can follow along with, I would recommend the sealed nectar is good in terms of facts, references, times, dates, places, names, people, it's very good in terms of

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its factual references. So the sealed vector is a good resource to just kind of keep up with to kind of look back at. So you can pick up a lot of the narrative, a lot of that, that emotional hands on approach to life, the process, and I'm here, and then when you want to check back on the references that are made here to names and dates and places, that'd be a good place for you to go back to, to just get that cold heart information. So that that's one reference or once resource that I would recommend that you go back to, and that you can take a look at. And you can follow along with.

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One of the last things that I want to mention here that I wanted to end on just kind of talking very briefly, just a couple of quotations are talking about the Prophet of Allah Salallahu alaihe salam. And that was special sessions. When you talk about the prophets, a lot of them and you know, and this is something again, that, you know, numerous scholars have done, this is something that I've been doing a lot of, you know, since for quite some time, and that is talking about how to process and deal with youth, how did he deal with his family? How did he live at home, the specific interactions of the Profit System in special sessions, if you will, on how to learn from the profits

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also in his life. So what I will do in Sharla, to sometimes kind of change up the pace of the sessions here, or to break the monotony of the weekly sessions, occasionally, maybe a few weeks, maybe, you know, four weeks or six weeks or eight weeks into the session. Occasionally, we will have a special session in between. So specifically talk about the process of centreman youth.

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How did he end really hands on really practical lessons and examples how we dealt with the youth, talking about the process and how he conducted himself what guidance he gave at times of tragedy? How was the prophets a lot ism as a leader, as a teacher, all these How did he deal with his family? How did he live with the family. So all of these very specific, nuanced details of the prophets, a lot of them will have occasional special sessions kind of delving into them to kind of give, I guess, if you will, an insight specifically to one particular aspect of the life of the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam. Now, what I'd like to end with here

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is

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a specific, just, I guess, if you will like a concluding type of message here about the study of the Sierra and from next week, from next session in shallow what we will begin is, we will start off by studying the actual seat of the life of the Prophet system. And we'll begin by first analyzing and understanding the time in which he was born into, we're not going to start this year off from the beginning of Revelation, we are going to talk about his early life. We're going to talk about his family, we're going to talk about his parents, we're going to talk about how we grew up the process of as a child, the profit system as a youth, the prophet SAW said him and his marriage getting

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married the process of first having children, we're going to talk about his life before Prophethood. But even before we talk about his actual birth, I want us to first get a real proper feel for what was the time like what was the environment? What was the atmosphere at the time in which your process ism came into this world. Because part of the miracle

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that was the prophet SAW said him himself, and what he was able to achieve and accomplish in the turnaround that occurred in society over a very short period of time, over the lifetime of one man,

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you cannot fully appreciate that until you are able to not just see where they ended up. But you also have to understand where they started from. That will give you a full appreciation of what he was able to accomplish what he did. Why he is the fascination of millions upon trillions of Muslim throughout 1400 years.

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And so we'll start off there. The last few words I wanted to say about the process of them so we kind of go home with this motivation to learn about him to study him is the Prophet of Allah Salallahu alaihe salam was the seal of the prophets. He was the most perfect of all of us parallelize creation. He is the Habib, the Beloved of the Prophet. He is the Beloved Habib of Allah subhanho wa Taala he is Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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the Prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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He is the scholars refer to him

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As the crowning jewel of humanity.

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Allah says in the Quran naka de la in Santa Fe as an otaku will aka the corona bunny Adam,

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but the crowning jewel of this great miracle that is mankind. The crowning jewel is Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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He is named Ahmed. He's named Mohammed. He is referred to as Mustafa and Abu awesome. And as his name Mohammed Ahmed etymologically refer back to no human being has been praised. No human being has been talked about as much and as profoundly as Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he is Abdullah,

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the perfect slave of Allah. He is almost the one chosen by Allah, above and beyond all of the creation and all of humanity. He was not only the Nabhi of Muhammad, he was not Mohammed says I was not only been a be of Allah, but he was also the Rasool in the messenger, the Prophet and the Messenger of Allah. But at the same time, he was the friend of Allah. He was the Dalai Lama, and he was a mercy for all of humanity and all the creation of Allah. As a last panel with Allah says, My daughter sanaka illa prophet and in Allah me. So inshallah we'll go ahead and conclude here for today. This concludes the introduction, and from next week inshallah we'll begin the actual study of

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the Sierra, by first understanding the time in which the prophets allottee salaam was born into May our last panel which I make this a means of benefit for us. And may Allah Subhana Allah allow us to all properly emulate and model ourselves after the most perfect example of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Subhan Allah who will become de semana Colonia handpick the Chateau La ilaha illa Anta the sufferable notably