Seerah 006 – History of Zamzam

Abdul Nasir Jangda


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AI: Summary © The upcoming session on the prophetic story of the Prophet's metteenth anniversary will focus on immediate family members of the Prophet. The history and significance of the Makkah culture, including the merger of religion and culture, the migration of people from Yemen to Yemen, and the "lee digging up of the well" of ZamGeneration, will be discussed. The importance of belief in one's beliefs and allowing others to drink water to achieve their desired outcomes will also be discussed. The discussion delves into the origin of the term "landed" and the significance of "landing" in modern times.
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You're listening to lm Institute podcast, visit us on the web at vollum And join us on [email protected] slash column Institute. Similar we're having dinner with salatu salam ala rasulillah

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shala, we are continuing with our series on the prophetic biography, this era of the Messenger of Allah peace and blessings be upon him. So in the long run, he was Salam.

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Last week, when we left off by talking about the religious condition of the Arabs, and we specifically talked about the kunafa, we talked about the very, very few but scattered individuals who were present, even in pre Islamic Arabia, who held on they were the last little glimmering hope of tawheed, within pre Islamic Arabia, and we talked about a few of them specifically, and kind of also highlighted Well, when they did finally interact with the Messenger of Allah sallallahu aleyhi. Some of them what exactly happened, some of them found the answer that they've been looking for, was exactly what they'd been searching for. And some of them had developed a form of arrogance which

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prevented them from accepting the message of the message that the prophets Allison was presenting was bringing from Allah subhanaw taala himself.

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From here on outward primarily for the next maybe at the most two sessions, we're going to be talking about the immediate family of the prophets allottee Center, we last session at the end of last session, we talked about the lineage of the prophets allottee summon where exactly he comes from in terms of his family lineage, and I read to you the entire lineage of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam at the same time. And I mentioned that now we'll be focusing in on specifically getting to know more intimately, knowing more details becoming more familiar with the immediate family members. So for instance, the grandfather, the uncles, especially the uncles who played a major role in his

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life, and of course, the parents of the Prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the other family members that need to be spoken about, will obviously be talked about as they come up within the chronicling of the life of the Prophet alayhi salam, such as his children or spouses and, you know, his milk mother, his wet nurse, etc. We'll talk about those individuals when they come up in this era. But we're talking about those individuals that need to be spoken about before the prophets, a lot of them which are which is obviously his grandfather, his uncles and his parents. So the first individual will talk about his grandfather Abdulmutallab. But even in talking about his

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grandfather, what I'm going to do for this week's session is not talk about him so much as an individual, when was he born, how he grew up, what was his name, how long you live, we'll talk about some of that maybe towards the end of the session, or primarily next session. inshallah next week, what I'm going to talk about today are two major incidents. The the legend, if you will, about the mechanic, the legend of automotive was solidified was formed through through two major events. It was established and solidified through two major events, which occurred during his lifetime. And he was very instrumental. He was very key, he was very important in these two major incidents that

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occurred. And this was pretty much what his lasting legacy was.

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The first incident incident, the first situation that occurred during the life of

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the McClellan was actually something

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which might not seem like a major incident, but it played a very pivotal role in the history of mcca, especially in terms of the culture of Makkah, and even islamically. You can almost look upon it as a foretelling as a coming sign as a prologue to the birth of the Prophet salani. phenom, and that was the revival that need to have resolved.

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So basically, the the read digging up of the well of Zamzam. So very briefly, there's a lot of detailed discussion but a lot of it is not very well substantiated, not very authentic, but we don't we do know this much for a fact that after Of course, the the the pisar, the the story of his married alehissalaam, being a baby and his wife, the wife of Ibrahim, his mother hajat, on a alayhis salam, Ala Moana, where when they've been left there in the valley by the ladies that are in a valley where no vegetation grows, and it's Marielle as a baby is extremely thirsty and hungry and eating something and he's crying and the mother hajat is running back and forth between the

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mountains of Safa and Marwa, the act of surgery which has been immortalized through the sunlight through the practice of Hajj and Umrah so she's running back and forth and is married left

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The child has a baby sitting there crying. And when he's crying and he's literally kind of hitting his feet against the ground, a las panatela allows a spring to gush forth from the earth right where he's married sits, and that was a well of Zamzam. Alright, so we know that story. What happened in that well of Zamzam, in fact, and this is something very interesting. You know, sometimes there are certain incidents which are very spiritual, which have great religious and spiritual significance. But what we don't understand is that just like Islam is a complete lifestyle, and even spiritual routines and practices like salah and sleep. Enza calm zakaat have very tangible physical,

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emotional, psychological, economic, political implications and benefits. All right. So it's a complete merger between the two. All right. So similarly, now, that is, well, the spring is gushing forth from the ground to provide water for the mother and the child. At the same time, this had political economic implications. What were the political or economic implications of this spring gushing forth, then now it became a habitable location, it became a place where people could live and survive. So immediately when you have the people of Yemen, leaving their home, due to number one, the first Exodus was due to political, excuse me economic hardship, or a there was a there was

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a very severe famine, starvation, a drought that was going on there in Yemen. So a large segment of the population leaves Yemen, looking for a place to inhabit. And when they come upon this valley that's very open. So it's like open land, and it's got water. And there's already a couple of family kind of living there. So immediately, it's very, very inviting, it's a great place to settle down. And then later on when the flood comes in Yemen, and then the second Exodus happens. All right, the second migration occurs of the people of Yemen. All right, then at that time, again, of course, the Mecca is a very attractive, a very appealing place to settle down. So the spring gushing forth had

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those types of implications for now we made the location habitable, and people could come and live there.

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But this is what happens next. So of course, you have people settling down, you have people living there, centuries go by a couple of centuries go by somewhere along the way. And like I said, it's not very established. But there are some narrations as to the tribe of Judah home, and others, you know, nevertheless, somewhere along the way, someone comes and seals the well. Someone comes and seals a Well, basically, the gist of the story is that there was a major civil war going on. All right, basically, the tribes and the people that had settled down there in Makkah, a couple of 100 years later, they're at civil war with each other families and tribes are fighting with each other

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over control of the city of Mecca. And so one of the tribes that is in control of the well of Zamzam. What the other tribe does is they come there, they put some of their weapons down there inside as well, some gold and some things that they had for that were extremely valuable. So to save, keep them, they put those things on top of the well, and they bury the well, in such a way that it's not recoverable, you can find where the world was located. And as the years become decades become centuries, people will even completely forgot about the world, the existing there. And so now at the time of Abdulmutallab, and so literally, we're talking maybe just a few years before the

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birth of the prophets a lot a phenom. The people of Makkah at that time, do not know that there is even a well called zum zum. They've heard some stories, they've heard some, you know, what would they literally consider to be fairy tales, some myths, they've heard certain myths about the fact that Oh, well used to exist here. And it had very sweet water. And it was amazing. And it was abundant. They would never run out. But that's all it is, is it's a myth. Nobody knows that it really exists. Until one day of the month when he lays down, he says, I go home, I go to my room and I lay down and I fell asleep. And in my dream, a tiny acting

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attorney and someone came to me, and even the language that he uses to express that he's like, I'm not sure what came to me but something came to me. And that's why many of the scholars have not shied away from the fact of saying that maybe this was an angel. This was an angel speaking to Abdulmutallab in his dream. This message is being communicated. So this is almost like a form of enhanced, like our last panel kind of communicating something to a pious, righteous individual. A noteworthy individual and giving him some divine type of instruction is not divine revelation, don't get me wrong. It's not whining, but it's inherited something that is being inspired to him by a law.

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Like it was inspired to the mother of Moses. Like it was inspired to marry him the mother of a son. It's divine inspiration. Alright, so this divine inspiration is divine messages being given to him. And what is what is he being taught so he says

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Attorney asked him for color effectively button. Go and dig up cleaver cleaver which literally means something that is very appealing very attractive. So that name has been given to them some that go and dig up that thing that is very appealing very attractive. But

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I asked him what his Sliva and he says then he left. He went he left me alone. So he says that's all for the mechanics to the majority fun into next day came I went back to my home I went back to my bed and I laid down and I went to sleep for Johnny he came back to me for fun. If Ibarra

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go and dig up the very pious thing, Barbara, that which is very pious, meaning very blessing. So go dig up the blessing. Well, the blessing thing. Follow on to mama bear I asked him what is borrow some other bond he left for Lama, Kannada Raja Tama, Jerry fanning tufa, Gianni in a third day I go to sleep again. He comes back to me and he says if it Alma noona Alma Guna. Alright, go and dig up that thing that is most noona. Madonna comes from Bala, Bala. All right, the root of the word literally means for something to be coveted. Something that is coveted. Meaning where somebody has it, they hide it, they hold it back, they don't share with other people something that is very

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coveted. So go and dig up that thing which is coveted, which is very valuable. So he says again, I asked him well, Madonna What is this thing that is covered in some other avani he leaves again for

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a majority funding to for funding to fee for Java and he

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says the fourth night when I went to see them the angel comes back to me or this person or this entity, this being comes back to me and he says if it is Samsung, go and dig up Samsung. And so he says I asked him what asms on what his thumbs up because remember, it's been buried for hundreds of years. I don't know what Samsung is. I don't know what you're talking about.

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He said then he explained to me he says Latins if Abaddon will add to them.

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He says zum zum is that thing which will never expire, which will never run out. And its water is always abundant. Does the Alhaji gel album it can give water to the most largest group of people that are visiting the judge will have been in Farsi with them. It is between alpha and a dumb All right, this is almost like an expression the Arabs used to have when something is very pure and we see this expression is used in the Quran. You know, something very interesting is when Allah subhanaw taala describes the milk of the cow. Allah says the Lebanon hi Alison, Alicia mabini Ferguson weathermen. Lebanon Hi, Alison. Sorry, honey Shadi been between the blood and the feces,

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between the blood and the excrement the feces of the cow. You have Lebanon Holly son, you have milk that is very pure satin finish it been, it's very fulfilling to people who drink it. So we understand the scientific miracle from this right. So doctors and scientists and experts of that field have told us that there is a scientific miracle that is to be observed here. This is, you know, in its miraculous nature pointing to some phenomena within biology. All right, that that's how the milk exists within the within the animal of the cow that it's between the blood and the the feces, the excrement. At the same time, something that also needs to be highlighted is but the Quran

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saying something like that would have been completely off the wall. You know, 1400 years ago, when people were not familiar with this scientific fact, it would have been completely off the wall like it would have almost sounded like somebody had lost their mind. Like they didn't know what they were talking about. And the thing about Quranic language is yes, it's miraculous. Yes, it is time for telling of a scientific fact that a miracle miraculous is foretelling of a scientific fact. 1000 years before people would discover this and notice, but at the same time, the Koran is not the talk of insane people, not until bieniemy theorem bigger, be much known. That's the one the very first

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things a lot of the prophets, a lot of his enemies. When this Quran was revealed upon you understand and realize and take note of the fact it's not making you crazy. Meaning it's not gonna make you sound like a crazy person.

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All right, so the real miracle of the Quran is that the fact that it's a miracle upon miracle that it does foretell of a scientific fact. But it does so in a way that is still comprehend comprehensible. It is still comprehended by the people of that time. And the way it does that is he draws on it uses figures of speech that are already present within the language. See, that's the real miracle. That it's using a figure speech that is already comprehensible. It's understood at that time, but within that figure of speech, it's using that specific figure of speech. Why because

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It has embedded inside of it a scientific miracle. And that's the compound miraculous nature. So it's not just a miracle, it's compound. It's a compound miracle. You know, finance people, they talk about interest versus compound interest. Right? So this is a compound miracle is what it is. All right. So this he's narrating, he says when he abandoned 30 were dumb. It's between the extra mentor the feces and the end the blood, because this is an expression using classical Arabic to say something is very, very pure. Something is very pure. So again, that angel that is visiting Abdulmutallab is saying Latin Zhi fu Abaddon wala to them with Dustin hydrogen, where he have been

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in Farsi with them in the Nakata Robin awesome in the Korean cinnamon. So then he says that you will find it, look for it, where you will see ant hills

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where you will find ant hills. So go look for ant hills. And where you find these ant hills, you'll find that a lot of crows are, are over there, and there'll be pecking their beaks into the ground.

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So now after he tells him that, okay, it's water that will never run out, it could feed the largest group of Hajaj people visiting number three, it's extremely pure. It's great. It's beautiful. It's amazing. It's like milk, in its purity. Alright, and also in its nourishment. But at the same time now, where are the physical signs of where you'll find it? Go look for anthills. And wherever you see Angeles, look, if there are crows sitting around pecking their beaks into the ground, then that's a sign that it's right there.

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All right. So what basically happens now is the motherland goes, he takes one of his sons alhadeff. Alright, and he finds this place. So he's able to find ant hills, and defines crows pecking their beats. And he says, That must be the place. So he starts digging, tells us uncover start digging, and they start digging. And literally, they start to unearth

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certain things. Some of the first things they come across as they come across swords made out of gold.

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big ol swords made out of pure gold, completely made out of gold and silver. And with jewels on them, he starts to keep digging, and they start unearthing, again. Bricks and bricks of gold, and gold coins and silver coins, a lot of wealth letter money.

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And then they keep digging, and then finally realize that that's it, they're knocking on top of what is a well,

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Now while this is going on, they obviously start to attract the attention of people around them. And their actions actually say the minister wants her to scream that could be

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they started to scream to be kabara Abdulmutallab, he started to scream to beat along with Allah. And so that people start to congregate and realize something's going on. And they see that this is it. This is a buried treasure. We've always heard about that that myth of the well is here. And so now a bunch of the other leaders of the tribes they run up, and they say that this is the well in the hobbit abena is married. This is the well of our forefathers or Greg, Greg, Greg, Greg, Greg or grandfather is married. This is his Well, this is that legend. We've always heard about what Elena

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said, but to hold up there at the metallic, you need to slow your roll, hold up there. If this is the well of our forefathers married, then all of us have a right.

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You don't get to dig this well up. You don't get to do this. We're all going to get together and do it. All of us have a right here. Because now all of a sudden, it turns into a thing of pride, a source of pride is an eagle thing, who dug up the well. Who found the well who dug up the treasure who unearthed this great legend. So now everybody wants their hand in and wants their wants their piece of the pie. So I've looked at him says number everybody back up. He says my anime fine. is a no, no, no, it's not that easy. I'm not gonna give him that easy. He says that this was informed to me directly.

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I was in I was I was shown where this well was I was inspired. I was shown in my dream.

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So this was inspired to me directly. This is my responsibility. And I'm going to take care of this. And I'm not backing down from this. It was a very wise man, as we'll learn later on. He's a very generous man. He's a very kind man who's a great leader. But at the same time, he's holding firm to his ground on this issue. And he said, No, I was divinely inspired where this was, and I'm the one who's going to dig it up. And this is my cast. This has been given to me. It's not that easy. I'm not backing off of this.

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They continue to fight and argue. Finally they come to the terms they say okay, fine. There's a very, very old wise man summon generation say he was actually a guy when he was a soothsayer. Nevertheless, regardless, there's this one person over there, and he's the one who will decide he's going to mediate between us. He's going to make the decision as to what we do. I've done what Tyler says fine.

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Whatever, whatever works for you. All right. So they set out to go to this person who lives very far away. They're traveling now. So how to live someone generations actually talked about,

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not that they set off on this journey. What ends up happening on this journey is that he lives very, very far away. And along the way, they start to become very thirsty. And they can't find any water, they run out of all their supplies that they have taken with them. And they're now in the middle of the desert. They're in the middle of nowhere. There's no one around them. There's no water around them. And there's no people, they don't see any travelers and caravans. And they're continuing to go. And often people start to pass out and fall down.

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And people are starting to fall ill. And now they're in a crisis situation. All right, so now people are literally dying of thirst.

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So what do they do? They start to say that, all right, everybody, let's not leave this burden on some other people. All right, they don't see any help inside, they don't see any water in sight. So now they come up. It was part of the it was almost part of a

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tradition, if you will those a practice at that time, that when a caravan were traveling, and they'd be facing death, because of it. I mean, live in the middle of the desert. So it's not the first time this is happening. All right, it's like running out of like getting a flat tire on the freeway, it's not the first time it happened. All right. So as shocking as it seems this was a very common predicament. Because you're traveling out in the middle of the desert, there's a good chance that you're gonna run out of supplies and die from thirst or starvation, it was a very common thing that would happen. So the thing that you were supposed to do at that time, is that what the caravans

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people would do as they started to get weak, and they realize that they would not be able to go on or they didn't have too much longer, they would dig their own grave.

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They would dig their own grave because you didn't want to put that burden on someone else. So they would dig their own grave. And then they would basically when they lose all their energy or do start to pass out, they will go and lay down inside of that grave themselves. Because they also didn't want to die and they have their body left behind. And then the animals like pick out them and eat them. So what they would do is they would dig their own grave, they lay down inside their own grave and wait for death to come to them. This was a practice that they would do if they got stuck in a situation like this. So not everybody's digging their own grave in the the narration actually

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mentioned they started to lay down inside of their graves. And now some of them are starting to pass out. Some of them are fading in and out of consciousness. What ends up happening is Abdulmutallab passes out for a little while, he wakes up.

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And he tells them everybody get up, get up, get up, we can't give up that easy.

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I just have this gut feeling that we're very close. Waters not too far away, we'll find some water. So now he rallies everybody up together, he motivates them. They all get up out of these graves that they dug for themselves. And they start moving forward. Whatever pace they can, as difficult as it is they move forward. And Lieutenant goes forward until he finally reaches a place and he stops his animal there. And he kind of kicks his animal raises up its front legs and hits its feet on the ground. And literally a spring shoots up out of the ground right there. And then

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and so they start digging at it, they start digging there. And they unearth this amazing well, and it saves all of their lives. All right. Now obviously these people when this happens, all right, they were going there because they had a fight with Taliban. He just ends up saving their lives. So they end up telling him they say no, no, no. The one that showed you all right, the words of the narration go that the one that showed you where this well was must have been the one that showed you wear that well was the one of them's

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Alright, the one that showed you where this water is, must have been the one who showed you where the matter of Zamzam, the water of Zamzam was. All right. Therefore, we have no argument we got no beef, no questions asked. You dig up the Well, you're the custodian of the well, you're responsible for the Well, we're sorry, whoever argued with you, we're sorry we ever doubted you. And they go back to Makkah and Abu Talib along with his sons, he digs up the well and you know, solidifies the well and that's basically how the well of Zamzam was established.

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so that's how the world of Samsung was established, and from there on it was Captain It was a source of pride for them, and it's what they would use. It's even mentioned that when he finally did solidify, you know, he built a wall around the well and he was able to establish the well. he recited a few couplets of poetry and I thought it was a very, very eloquent man. His poetry is quoted on many many different occasion incidents, he said Allahumma Anson Malakal Mahmoud Robbie for under move the unmarried woman Sakura yes absolute men are indikator if you want to lead in Atlanta comma to read remotely or in Haiti will headed for begging India

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Medina to read in another to LA hidden ma houde aegiali aegiali Robbie.

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The gist of what he says is that, Oh Allah, you are the king, and you are the one worthy of praise. My Lord, my master, you are the one who originally creates and you're the one who brings back, you are the one who hold gives strength and steadfastness and from you comes wealth. And from you comes the opposite of wealth, which is starvation or poverty. So you're the one that solidifies and strengthens and only from you comes wealth and poverty, if you wish, you inspire as you will, meaning you give direction to whoever you want, whenever you want to give that person the understanding, or the knowledge of where treasure or where wealth is buried. So today, explain to me

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Show me what you want me to do. Because I have made an oath and a promise that I will do, as I have promised to you and I will do as you have instructed to me. So my Lord, tell me what it is that you want me to do. And I will not return back until I have completed your task. So after he dug up the well of Zamzam, and he built a wall around it and he got it ready. Basically, it was open for it was ready for the grand opening, he recited this poetry basically made this do either at the well that are alive dug up this wall because you showed me where it was. And I'm like, you're the only one who can give this type of instruction. So now a lot Tell me what it is that you want me to do. What role

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do you want this well to play? What purpose Have you instructed me to dig up this well, for what is the purpose of it. So he recited these couplets he basically made this. And that's why I said that in the previous session. That's why I mentioned that some of the scholars list of the Muslim in the list of the people who are who naffaa, who were, who are monotheists, who were people who were still worshipping one Allah one God is because of narratives like this, because it's very obvious from the way of the Muslim would speak the way he conducted himself to what he believed in that is becomes very obvious that he was somebody who held firmly onto this belief that there is one a law. I also

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had told you when he dug up the well he found those golden swords and all that gold and silver. What did he do with all of that, the narration tells us that he basically melted all of that down. And he built a door for the Kaaba out of all of that golden silver that he was able to unearth. He melted all of it down and he was able to he he constructed he built a door out of that, and basically put that as the door of the goblet. So he's also one of the first people to adorn the Kaaba in such an elaborate such an extravagant fashion. But again, it's not something that's reprehensible. It's something that's recommended or something that's admirable, why because he's doing this out of love.

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He's doing this out of affection. And he's doing this out of respect of this being that sacred sanctuary, this first house of Allah subhanaw taala that is built on the face of this earth.

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And then of course, so now talking about the well of some some deaths, a history of the well of Zamzam. And this is the first key incidents one of the first main legacies that Abdulmutallab left behind that he was the one who on earth who dug up, the well of Zamzam after had been lost had been buried so long that it was literally lost from the people. Now why is this of significance why mentioned is Why talk about this two things? Number one, for the obvious reasons we know samsara, we know the role that it plays, we know what were the origins of the will of Samsung, that it happened through a miraculous incident. And it was something that was a command of Allah, and this was a

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family of the MBR. The family of the prophets is Mariela, Elisa Lam, who's a messenger and a prophet of Allah as a child himself. That was how this spring shot forth. And that's how this well first came into into existence was through some very religiously significant incidents. At the same time, we know that even till today in our tradition, the tradition of Islam the tradition, that the Messenger of Allah Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam taught to us in that tradition, the well of Zamzam is still something that has great religious and spiritual significance and value. It is literally part it is from the ritual in the practice of performing Umrah and Hajj it's not from the

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for it but it is from the sunon from the mustafabad. From the recommended practices of when you perform Ramadan when you perform Hajj to go there and to drink zum zum is part of the ritual of hygiene Ramadan Alright, so it's an act of worship. At the same time the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam through multiple generations, he tells us mountains Zamzam Lima sruti Bella, that the water of Zamzam serves whatever purpose it is drank for, meaning whatever intention or whatever purpose you have in mind, whatever intention you have in mind or in your heart, when you drink the water of Zamzam. It serves that purpose meaning it will bring to fruition that intention that you

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have, meaning that if you drink the water of someone with this intention, as almost what we would consider like what we call a DA you make this to our you have this sense

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intention that all I'm drinking this water sometime so that I am cured from something. All right, then some some will serve that purpose the prophets Elisa tells us this in narration Hadith, not only that, but a very beautiful, very interesting Hadith that the Prophet somebody sent him says,

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The Prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, in a narration narrated by ignore boss or the loved one who

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first ignore a boss is telling a person either shut him in terms and first stop being in Kaba if my boss was teaching somebody the etiquettes of drinking something. He says when you drink some, some then face the Kaaba meaning face towards the fibula. What could you smell? Ah, all right, and say the name of Allah. What an effortless falafel in drinking in three steps sips meaning take three breaths in between while drinking there's some, some some some some is not something you chug. Alright, some some some did not something you chug rather you drink it with a certain amount of etiquette, what the one law and what the viola mean. Hmm. And then the last and the final step is,

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he says and drink it to your fill. So take breaths in between while you drink it but make sure you drink it abundantly drink it to your fill, for either for after family law and when you're done, then thank Allah say Alhamdulillah. So even though Abbas is teaching somebody, this etiquette of drinking Zamzam, and then at the end of it, he says for Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam upon why because the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam I said in is Mr. Bane and I will be known when I feel seen like a Kabbalah owner member isms Allah, He says, because one of the signs, one of the distinct signs of the difference between us. And then when I feel the hypocrites is that they do not

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drink the water absorbs them to their fill.

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Something very interesting, that's really deep, what the prophets a lot is never saying. He's saying that assign a clear distinction between us, meaning the believers. And then when I feel down the hypocrites and realize if you ever do go to the bottom and you see somebody sipping zone, all right, don't be like, Oh, I know who you is. Right? That doesn't. That's not what that means. Like, ah, gotcha, right. So that's not what that means. But what it means is, on a spiritual level, it's for self reflection, that if somebody is a true believer, if somebody is a true believer, it's basically telling you what is the difference between belief and hypocrisy, that one of the key differences

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between belief in hypocrisy is skepticism, conviction versus skepticism. So replace the word emaan in a file with conviction, and skepticism.

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eemaan is conviction. Belief is conviction. A believer is somebody who's convinced so when the Messenger of Allah somebody said him says that the water absorbs and benefits you, the waters and some benefits you it will get it will fulfill whatever intention you have.

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Then the believer is convinced of this, he knows this. He knows that if I drink the water of Zamzam

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and I have certain needs, I will drink it with those needs in mind and I will pray to Allah for the least. Hello fulfill my needs. So what's a believer going to do? He's gonna drink something till he's blue in the face. Right? So if a believer if somebody truly believes in the Prophet of Allah loves me, saying, hey, you want your prayers answered? This is what you got to do. What you believe we're gonna do, he's gonna get on that.

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He's gonna get serious about it. He's gonna exhaust that opportunity. When someone believes that my drive is being accepted at the time of his thought, they will everybody else is doing the countdown. 321 everyone's doing the countdown. What is a believer doing? He forgets the fact he doesn't even realize that the fast has been opened. Why? Cuz he's busy making go up. Because I need these prayers answered. That's what a believer is like. So a believer will drink zum zum until he's blue in the face, and he'll be making dry and making intention and drinking thumbs up. But if somebody has nifa

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that means a person is skeptical. He's a skeptic. So he's gonna say, Oh, yeah, sometimes kind of cool. But you know, yeah, 100 on the show, right? He's not gonna really, he's not going to be enthusiastic about he's not going to be excited about the opportunity. So that's a prophet of Allah. Allah isn't giving us as a tool of self evaluation. That when you go there when you're standing there and you're drinking thumbs up, just evaluate your behavior and I'll let you know whether you you got some room for improvement or not. All right, so these are just a few things. I've done Mutallab said something very interesting what an optimal Taliban Nepal is narrated by mom and they

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have the feed de la in feed Allah Allah Nobu, a very famous book of Hadith, prophetic traditions that a man will be happy as compiled. He said that the Muslim said Allahumma inilah or Hindu ha limitus. Even when he Alicia, even Helen will be known. He says there are a lot I do not deem this a meaning I do not allow someone to use this for washing themselves. Meaning that even after they've had this understanding

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That this water of zum zum is sacred, it's pure it has some religious significance has some spiritual value to it. So he did not like people using it for like washing their car. You don't like he didn't think it was appropriate for somebody to go and wash their camera with some some water. It's not like like a water hose, you just turn on in your front lawn and you water your lawn or you wash your car with it. He didn't think that was appropriate. He says rather for the one who wants to drink it. It's okay. I allow someone to drink this water. And it is a cure or it is something that benefits the person when they drink it. So obviously, even before the prophetic tradition, it will

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seem to have some type of religious significant value to it. And then just a little bit about the continuing history about the well of Zamzam. So the state under the auspices the state under the supervision of Abdulmutallab, alright w hashima. Abdulmutallab specifically, it stayed underneath his supervision until he passed and then it was passed on to a boot on him. His son of the metallic Sandy uncle of the Prophet says Mr. butadiene became the caretaker became the supervisor of the well of Zamzam. And here's something really remarkable. You know, when you always hear about the people of Quraysh, the people of MCI were the word used to give Southfield judge they used to give water to

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the people would visit for the pilgrimage. And you think like, okay, that's kind of nice. Like when people come to Hollywood, just kind of like, you know, serve them water. Sometimes, you know, even opinion. Sometimes we see leaders in our times do those types of things where it's, you know, when you have a groundbreaking and the mayor shows up and just kind of takes a shovel and just kind of poses with it, and just takes like one shovel and hands it to his assistant and walks off. Right? We're done with the press release, right? So you get that kind of image in your head, like, okay, the leaders of the parish would serve water to the project, they would probably show for the first

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ceremonial cup, like, Here you go, and then call the slaves Come on, get this done. Wait, where am I gonna serve water to people? Right? No, no, this was something that was they took very seriously. They took it seriously, they would literally physically do it themselves. And not just that it wasn't just a physical endeavor of physical investment of time or energy, it was also a financial investment. So serving water to the project meant that they would have to set up tents, they would have to arrange for cups, they would have to arrange for workers, if that's what was needed. And they had to like make arrangements for serving water they would have to buy they would have to pay

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for the containers that the judge could fill up water and take the water in as well. So as a huge physical, financial investment for the one who wanted to do too.

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So the first year that I will talk inherited the leadership or the supervision of the well of Zamzam. He, he literally went bankrupt. He went bankrupt Cabo. Uh, one thing about autonomy that we're going to learn later on is a well done, it was an amazing man.

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And he was the leader of his people. He wasn't a wealthy man. And that was number one, you know, obviously, that just was not his lot. He just wasn't destined to be a wealthy man. But personality wise, too. He had certain things in his personality, where it just he was very averse to even you know, making a lot of money. It just wasn't a part of his personality wasn't who he was. And so he wasn't a wealthy man at all. In fact, he was somewhat, you know, he used to struggle financially, in fact, so the first year he inherited this, the leadership, the supervision of this well, he went broke, he went bankrupt. So when the next year came around, he goes to his brother, Ibis. And he

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says to our boss, I need you to loan me some money, I need you to loan me some money, because I have to arrange for the for the sci fi, sci fi to judge I have to arrange for serving the water to the visiting pilgrims, and I'm broke, I don't have any money. So abus, his brother gives him 10,000 did Holmes 10,000 silver coins that are him, or he gives him 10,000 silver coins. And he says here you go, here's a loan. And, and

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it's like, Look, this is a blessing act. And I'm confident that blessing will come to me and I'll be blessed. And I will pay you back and full Don't worry, brother, I'll pay you back. So he gives him this money, he makes all the arrangement for the Hajaj, you know, spends all the money and he's broke again. When the following year comes and he still doesn't have money. He goes back to his brother and he says I'm still broke. So I buses, okay, we're gonna have to work out a deal. You said you would pay me back and you're asking me for more money. So you obviously cannot pay me back. So any more money I give you, I have to assume you're not going to be paying me back. So we're going to

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turn this not into a loan, but we're going to turn this into a transaction. You're basically I will take you out of your debt. I'll take care of your debts. All right. But what you're going to do is you're going to sell me the rights to the well of Zamzam. All right. So he says you're going to sell me there because this is a great honor a great prestige. So you're going to sell me the rights to the well of Zamzam. And that's basically how they worked it out.

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And eventually it's mentioned that this passed on to a bus and he passed it on to his son. So a bus or the law no of course we know accepted Islam.

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even beyond the profits a lot of them when a bus or the olana finally did pass away. This was then passed on to his son Abdullah Abdullah bass or the Allahu Allah. He was given that that position of the leadership the supervision of the well of Zamzam. This later on passed to ie the son of Abdullah Abdullah bin Abbas named one of his sons Ali, that then passed on to his son. That would be an RD which then passed on to his son Suliman benali, which eventually passed on to his son or Isa Denali. And that eventually, was then inherited by his brother who was a monsoon. All right, the Khalifa, the king, who came later on almanzora hanifa nonsuit. All right, it passed on to eventually to him.

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And from there, it passed on between the leadership, so much so so it wasn't so much a thing that went on in the family. It was then passed on amongst the Romanian dynasty, do you make it kings, they would pass this type of disposition on amongst themselves. So that's a real brief recount in a history of the well of Zamzam. So that's the first significant event I wanted to talk about that occurs. That is part of the legacy of optimal planning. The next thing I wanted to talk about is the very obvious historical, great historical incidents. And that is the invasion of the army of the elephants. All right, I would feed the year of the elephant. All right.

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This is a very, very important incident. All right, I'm going to go ahead and tell you something that probably should be mentioned at the end of the narrating of this incident and destroy, but I'll tell you here on the front end, and that is the Prophet of Allah sallallahu Sallam was born in the same year as the invasion by the army of the elephants. All right, he was born in that same year. In fact, the most substantial of historical accounts. Say that the Prophet of Allah salatu salam was literally born two months. He was born two months, 55 days, 57 days to 60 days, summer, there are all these different durations. He was born two months after the invasion by this army. So he was

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born immediately after this incident occurred. I was telling you one thing about the well of Zamzam, I don't want to forget that. I told you number one, why is it significant because of the religious significance of the well, the second thing is the scholars actually extract extrapolate extract one very profound understanding from this unearthing of the well of Zamzam a few years before the birth of the prophets, a lot of them by none other than the grandfather of the prophets, a lot of them. And that was, this was one of the foretelling signs of the coming of the Prophet, somebody that just like this great blessing. And by the way, the one of them somehow did it first come into existence,

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through the family of Ibrahim Ali Hassan. So this is one of those things that is from the legacy of Ibrahim Ali, sir, I'm correct or not. The family of Ibrahim is from the legacy of Ibrahim the well of Zamzam. All right. And so as a sign of the unearthing the the revival of the true and real legacy of Ibrahim Ali Hassan which was the worship of one Allah alone,

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which is the true actual legacy of Ibrahim Ali sandwiches tawheed, as a sign that the revival of the true legacy of O'Brien, the actual legacy of Ibrahim towhee, that though he is about to be revived, Allah subhanho wa Taala arranged for one of the very one of the smaller one of the minor legacies of Abraham Elisa. And that was a will of something for that to be an earth by none other than the grandfather of the prophets, a lot of Him who was the man who not only took care of but the man who named Mohammed Salah de Sena. So there's a very direct correlation here. Right? So this is almost like the, the foretelling of the signs of the birth of the Prophet ism. That is the Prophet of the

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Last Times is about to be born. He's about to be present on the face of this earth. All right, so that was one thing I wanted to mention before I went forward. So now talking about the invasion by the army of the elephants.

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The first thing that you have to understand is that we talked about this a few sessions ago, that was a political landscape at the time of the birth of the Prophet's allies. And we talked about this and one of the things I mentioned was, the Yemen was a place that had a great amount of turbulence. Yemen was a place that was originally idol worshipping, he was idolatrous originally. All right, then what happened was that the it became very heavily Christian influence because they were neighbors with Eastern Africa, but Senia the Christianity had a huge impact there. And basically the people became Christian. What happened in between there was that there was a Jewish overtaking of

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Yemen of that place and those people and many of the historians have the opinion that the US Habilis Dude, that incident that is mentioned as little balloons where people will persecute them. We don't know we do know whether that what happened there is what the Quran is referencing or not. That's a secondary point. We do know for a fact that when the when when the

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When there was a Jewish overtaking of the area of Yemen, the kingdom of Yemen, the majority Christian people were persecuted during that time. They were persecuted at that time. And they were very severely persecuted. What that did was that the Christian Empire, the Christian kingdom that was present in Abyssinia and eastern Africa, they were severely offended by this. And then the the Abyssinian King, the Christian Abyssinian king sent an army back into Yemen. Now for the purpose of conquering it. This is a this is a real big misunderstanding that occurs that when the Christian Abyssinian king sent an army into Yemen, his primary purpose was not to extend this kingdom, he

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could care less. His purpose was to free the people from tyranny and oppression that was going on at that time. And once power was recaptured, it was then given back to the Christians at that time. So this is where you have a little bit of a difference in historical narrative. Many people say that the abraha, the man who launched the attack against the Kaaba.

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What he did was he fought and he defeated and freed Yemen from the rulership of Abyssinia, not completely historically accurate. Rather, the kingdom of Abyssinia never wanted Yemen to literally be another state. They just wanted the Christian majority to be able to rule themselves. And there was an affiliation back to the Abyssinian Christian kingdom. Why? Because that was where they drew their support from but they were nevertheless meant to be an independent rulership of their own. What what what did happen was that when the Christian overtaking occurred when the Christians won their freedom back from the Jews, at that time, the king his name, was it about the ruler, the

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general, alright, the governor or the king, you could even call him the rulers name was it about Abraham was a gun was a general in his army, who was not satisfied with the way his boss was ruling things because it Bach was mainly somebody who was first and foremost a Christian. And he was a ruler. Secondly, what I mean by that is that he wasn't really a powerful ruler. He had no he didn't have a lot. He didn't have a great understanding of Economics and Political, you know, advancement and political stabilization. He wasn't a ruler, he was not a governor. He had no expertise in the area. But he was a deeply spiritual Lee profound, like deeply spiritual Christian. He was a very,

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very devout Christian. And that's why he was kind of put into that position to rule over the people was because this whole uprising was seen as a spiritual religious uprising. Abraham was a strategist, a political military strategist. He was not satisfied with the way your boss was running things. So what he did was he led a coup against a boss, he actually ended up killing this king get above and he overtook

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the rulership.

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Now, Oprah said, we have to regain our glory, we have to go back to the old days of the glory, because remember, I talked about there was financial hardship, there was a drought, there was a famine for a very long time. And then the flood had common. It had led that it had left that entire region ravaged completely. Alright, and anyone who has ever everyone who has anyone had gone to Hejazi had gone to Mecca, and even yesterday when these other places, awesome husbands were Yemeni, originally, all right. So they had gone there and they had settled there and business was flourishing. Mecca had become the epicenter had become the metropolitan area was in New York City,

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all business was coming in and out of there. All right. So he said that we have to regain control, we have to regain our glory. And so in regaining the glory, and I want to clarify this, and this might mean, I want you to listen very carefully. abre wasn't a good man by any means by any, you know, by any means at all. You know, he came, he killed his own ruler and over to control. And a couple of more things I'll tell you and you obviously know the man who attacked the Kaaba couldn't be that great of a guy anyways, right? It wasn't somebody you'd want to hang out with anyways. But at the same time, I do want you to understand one thing though, and this is very important because

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it teaches us a lesson some very profound lesson. Abroad from the very beginning, wasn't didn't have his eye set on destroying the Kaaba. That was not his first plan of action. That was not his first course of action. His plan A was not let's go destroy the Kaaba that was not Plan A for this man. In fact, we even find his circle announced in cathedra himolla. And that'll be that when I even mentioned certain things, that historical counselors that Obama was actually a very patient. And he was a very thoughtful pretty, he was a genius. He was in a very, extremely intelligent man, and he was known for his patience with people. He was known for his patience with people. He would listen

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to people, he would talk to people. And we even see that when he's coming to attack the Kaaba. Every single time he comes across, you know, some of the Arab tribes, he would literally sit down, he would have counsel, he would talk to the leaders, you would hear them out.

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him and him had a very fascinating conversation. If he was this bloodthirsty, crazy maniacal, diabolical, you know, person ruler who's bloodthirsty when I showed up, he will listen to Abdulmutallab and be like, I'm gonna start with you. Who do you think you are to come and talk to me? I'll start with you. He'd be crazy. He'd be power hungry, bloodthirsty, but he wasn't like that.

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So abre has Plan A was not let's go to the let's go to Macau and destroy the car. But that wasn't Plan A for him. Plan A for him was alright.

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We still live in a place realized, understand. I've talked a lot about this. I'm not going to rehash that discussion, spiritually, you know, people were very, very corrupt. Unfortunately, you know, the Christianity had been corrupted Judaism had been corrupted, and the Arabs were worshipping idols at this time. But it did not change the fact that I talked about this,

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that don't call it religion or spirituality, if you don't want to call it superstition, but nevertheless, there superstition played a major role in their decision making process, whether that decision was, and I talked about this, that, you know, what's significant about the Arabs is, I told you that they used to alter the calendar, there were sacred months. So when the sacred month would come, rather than CS five, they wouldn't seize the fighting. So they weren't devout to that extent. They weren't disciplined. But at the same time, they didn't say, who cares about sacred month sacred months makers month who gives a crap like, let's just do what we have to do. They at the same time,

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they didn't do that either. There was this weird, you know, very perverted adherence to their superstitions or their beliefs, where they would say, look, sacred months are still sacred months. But what we're going to do is we're going to figure this out, we're going to learn to work around it. So we're going to delay the beginning of the sacred month to the next month, and we're going to forward that month over to this month, and then we'll work it back out later.

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You know, as as ridiculous as that seems in the Quran completely condemns that practice in the madness, he was the attitude filco for the Quran says this was a form of Kufa it nevertheless, if you read into it psychologically, emotionally, you see, only that person would still try to try to work around it, who still thought that there was some significance to it. Otherwise, you have complete, you know,

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a form of like agnosticism where it's like, whatever, who cares. There wasn't complete apathy. But it was a lack of respect for a lack of seriousness about it. All right, a lack of grounding and tradition. And so similarly, abraha is a strategist This is a political military genius, he looks at his people looks at the people and he realizes, Alright, here's the problem. If I want my people my land, my country to regain its glory, that's gonna become that's gonna first begin with the trucking business. And we got to bring the money back here. All right, we got to get people we gotta, we got to turn this into a hotspot again. All right, we got to make one big, we got to make people want to

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come here. How are we going to do that? Well, people are still very religious, quote, unquote, meaning like superstitious or whatever you want to call it. All right, their religious or spiritual in their own way, shape or form in their own fashion. They're still very adherent to whatever belief system they have. So what I have to do is I have to create an attraction. Like they had an MCO that brought people over there. So I got to create a similar attraction. So remember, he's Christian. So he, he built a church.

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But he built doesn't build the church, he builds a palace of a church. All right, kaneesha, alima, he brings, he builds a huge, glamorous, unbelievable church, all right, by the name of place, he names your place, and he builds his huge church, that is, you know, has every single resource that they are available, he poured it into it, all their money, all their gold, all their silver are their jewels were encrusted into it, every single thing he had he poured into it. Not only that, but he put his people into the labor of building that church, and even talks about it. And like I said, I'm not here trying to say that Abraham was a great guy because he wasn't right. It mentions that he

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forces people to build the church like manual labor. So much so Manta on anomaly had toddler shops, that if somebody did not show up to the job site to the construction site, until the sun would rise. So basically, work would start when the sun would rise, and you had better shown up before the sun would rise if somebody showed up to work to get to the jobsite to the construction site. After this after sunrise. Yatta Yatta hula mahana he would cut that person's hand off. That was a punishment for showing up late to work. So it wasn't a really compassionate fellow. All right, wasn't a real nice guy. All right. But nevertheless, what I want you to understand is Plan A for him was not to go

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destruct destroy the Kaaba, his plan A was

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Let's build a place that rivals the Kaabah.

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That becomes competition for the car. But that makes people think twice, do want to want to go there and want to come here. Let's at least start there. That was his planning. All right? And yes, spiritually, of course we're, you know, we see what's wrong with that. Because we hold on to the Islamic tradition and the Kaaba is someplace that is very sacred to us. But if you take yourself outside of that mindset, you understand from his perspective, he's not doing something really, really bad yet. He's just offering an incentive to his own people. All right. So that's what he did. So he has this amazing place built. And then after he has this amazing place built,

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he then sends a message to the king. All right, that isn't Abyssinia, the Christian Abyssinian King, who was in the joshy at the time, all right, he said, who later on accepted Islam, he sends a message sends a letter to him, and says what? And the reason why because remember, they're still affiliated, he still relies on him for a lot of support. And he says that I have built up a church. And I've dedicated this church to you.

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Like he says, I've built a church that is dedicated to you, you're more than welcome to come and grace this church with your presence and do the grand opening of the church. All right. And I want to bring honor and dignity back to our people who are a Christian peoples obviously understands what the king speaks the king's language. So I want to bring honor dignity back to this Christian land and our Christian people. And so that's why I built this church. And this is what he says next, he says at the end of letters, and I will not rest. This, the construction of this church is not done in my mind. Even though physically it might be done, the doors might be open, my mission, my job is

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not done until I am able to bring more people here then then the the amount of people the number of people that go and visit the Kaaba in Mecca. This is what he ends with. So that's my goal. I want to beat them. I want to have more people coming here, then the amount of people that go there. So that's where what he ends with. The problem with that is words of this spreads. words, if this spreads over to the Arabs, the Arabs find out about this, when the Arabs find out about that you can imagine they're not very happy. All right, so a man from binuclear Nana, a can any a man from Blue Canada, that's all that's mentioned, his name is given to us.

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He goes there to Yemen. He goes to the place, he goes to this unbelievable, beautiful, fabulous mind blowing church. He hangs around there until like closing hours are there kind of hide somewhere you know, you kind of hide behind a corner or hide inside of a room inside the bathroom inside destroy, you hide somewhere so that they close up and everybody leaves? Once it closed up? Once it's closed up and everybody leaves, he comes out and he leaves a gift in a present for everybody. All right.

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That's code for he basically defecates there in the church. He goes to the bathroom and the church. Alright, the laugh, that's immature. So he leaves a gift for he goes to the bathroom and he leaves a gift there for everybody in the church. And one narration even mentions even theater, Hamill actually mentions his narration. He says he actually takes it and he smears it all over the walls.

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So this is a very classy guy to summarize. All right. So it's a classy individual. So he goes on, and he does this.

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Obviously, everybody shows up in the morning. Everyone's appalled. You know, this is abre, he might be the ruler of the land. So you might think, you know, something like, this isn't brought to his attention. But this is his personal project. This is his thing. This is his legacy. He finds out about this and his blood is boiling at this point. All right, his blood is boiling and, and this this classy individual obviously goes and he brags to a bunch of people about what he's done. And so they're more than willing to take credit of it like yeah, take that. Take that son, you're gonna talk about, you know, overtaking our Kaaba, you know, beating our Kaaba, What about now?

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abre is furious. He's livid. He immediately sends out the word. He actually takes an oath, standing there looking at all this mess. They're inside of the church. He stands there and he takes an oath he swears by God, I will not rest until I have destroyed the Kaaba. I will destroy the Kaabah. He rallies up support rallies all the troops together. There's a difference of narration. Before I continue, what time is allotted OSHA 845 Okay, so we have 845 Okay, so we have a few more minutes to show. So he rallies up support gathers all the troops together, gathers together in some narrations, a highest version of action. He says he gathers 60,000 troops together 16,000 troops is pretty mad.

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All right.

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He's not happy. So he gathers 60,000 troops together and marches out towards Mecca.

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He does one last thing. One very interesting thing. Remember Yemen has that connection back to

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Abyssinia to Africa. All right. So one last thing that he does though, is that he recruits he actually hires a man by the name of nice. All right, this man is like a elephant breeder or an elephant herder. He's like the elephant whisperer. All right. So he gets he recruits this guy and says, I want you to get for me about a dozen elephants, different variations anywhere between nine and 15. The some of the more established narrations in the books of SIOP they talk about that yet about 12 a dozen elephants,

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recruits his elephant herder elephant breeder guy who has a dozen elephants. And he says, I really want to make a statement. I want to strike fear into the hearts of the these people. So he mainly does it symbolically. I mean, obviously, we understand that, militarily, how it's very strategic, obviously, you have elephants, you have tanks, you can literally trample a place, you can raise it to the ground. It's like bulldozers, you can just raise it to the ground. Aside from the military strategy standpoint, it's also various strategic in US

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militarily in the sense of it's very symbolic. And he also knows these people, he knows that the Arabs, majority of them have never seen an elephant in their life. Alright, it's like looking at an alien. They've never seen an elephant in their entire life. So only something that they like mothers tell to kids when they want, they want to scare them and put them to sleep. There's big scary animal, there's a big scary beast called the feed. All right, nobody's ever seen it in real life. They've never seen anything like it says largest creation of a lot of walks the earth.

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So if I show up with this elephant, it doesn't matter. I can have 60,000 troops or 6000 troops, it doesn't matter if the troops if I walk into town with a dozen elephants, these people will run so fast for the hills, they will know what hit him.

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And the guy just walked in with like a like a dozen gins like a dozen, a dozen like beast. It's scary. So he recruits this elephant breeder guy, and tells him to bring his dozen elephants. And they set up, they start marching.

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Now, this is the so the first lesson I wanted to talk about. And I might go ahead and stop there because then there's a very interesting, second part of the story. We all know that the main part of the story is when you know of course the birds come and and the army is obliterated, we'll get there. But there's something actually before that, which is the historically it's very, you know, from the Quranic narrative, that part of the story is the main part of the story. All right, out of Salah Allah who played on Abbey, right? That's the main part of the story from the Quranic perspective. But when you look at it from a historical perspective, Depart right before that, from

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the cedaw perspective, the part before that is the key part.

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You know, some of the some of the advantages or some of the obstacles along the way that Abra has army face. And eventually, the conversation between Abdulmutallab and Abra is the key part of the story from a CEO perspective. And so we'll talk about that in shallow when we get there. But and because I want to be able to talk about a discuss a thoroughly we'll go ahead and stop here. And I'll end on this one point.

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You know, Oprah has is this guy, he's obviously he's a powerful man. He's a very driven and motivated individual. And he kind of has his back up against the wall. All right, he's he's presented himself to be this revolutionary leader. He's overthrown the previous leader. All right. And he's taken control of the power and made a lot of promises to his people. All right, so his backup is against the wall. But he's a very smart, very intelligent, very confident guy. And he's made a lot of big promises. So he's very motivated, very driven to live up to his work. And he's also inspired, he's confident, he's like, I can get this done, I gotta get this done. All right.

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Now, so he sets out to accomplish what he wants to do. And he builds this church. And he's like, you know, we got to start attracting a little bit of traffic this way and start bringing people through here. So so he builds his church. Now, what ends up happening is that and notice this, the legacy of Abraham, how we know about how he's been immortalized, is that he was the poor foolish individual who decided to launch an attack against beta login, Scapa. That's how he's forever been preserved in history as that guy,

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that guy who was dumb enough to try that. All right, but I want you to understand one thing. That's why I highlighted that part of the story. That's not how Oprah has started out, though.

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He wasn't malicious to begin with.

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Yeah, he was very competitive. He was very driven. He was very motivated from the

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Based on this, the the scene that was there at that time, what's wrong with it? Nothing wrong with that. Okay, fine. He builds himself a beautiful church. So what teachers own? All right, let the best man win. That's fine.

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When did he become angry? When did he become delicious. And by the way, we tell that glorious part of the end of the story. We're like, you know, that great miracle occurs, Allah sends these birds with the pebbles and bloom, they completely tear this army to shreds. But again, that middle part of the story that I'm going to be telling you next week, is the part of the story where 1000s you know, hundreds, if not 1000s of people died.

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hundreds, if not 1000s of Arabs, they died.

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Because there were, there were some tribes along the way, who decided to find a bra.

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And there were some towns along the way, who decided to stand against them. Because Kaaba was sacred to all these Arabs. They stood against it. And he literally ran them over with his elephants. And with his army 60,000 strong army, he wiped them out. So 1000s and 1000s of people died, hundreds of families were wiped out, towns were razed to the ground. A lot of people died, a lot of lives were lost, a lot of people suffered.

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All right, not to mention the people that were in his own army. Eventually, when that miracle does happen at the end, and the lessons his army of the birds of the Bobby, all right, even 1000s of people have his army died, who, at the end of the day, were just sheep. They're very, very cutthroat, oppressive ruler, who if they didn't show up for construction on time would cut their hand off. He told him Come on, time to suit up we're going out to battle chain no wasn't an option. So those people many of them will write down. How did this man get to this point where he was solely responsible for the deaths of 1000s and 1000s of people.

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It took another, it took someone

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who decided to disrespect his religion.

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It was someone who was immature, who was foolish, and what in what he thought was an expression of his devotion or his dedication to his religion to his beliefs. He decided to go and disrespect somebody else. He decided to go and violate

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somebody else's sacred place right along that secondary.

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That's a secondary point. He decided to go in majorly disrespect somebody else to disrespect somebody else's belief system to go and violate, he could have disagreed all he wanted, he could have spoken out against it all he wanted. But he decided to go and do two, he decided to go and vandalize. he dedicates and wipes his, you know, excrement all over the walls

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behaves like an animal.

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And that is what drives me mad. And so you do learn a little bit of lesson from their history is full of lessons. So you do learn a little bit of a lesson from there, that, you know, disagreeing is another matter There is a right and wrong and disagreeing based on that. It's fine and stating the truth is an obligation. But at the same time, there is a line that should not be crossed. Allah subhanaw taala talks about that line in the Quran. What does Allah say?

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What at the super law?

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Allah subhana wa Taala says, Do not curse. Do not slander do not curse and do not disrespect their gods. Why Facebook law Don't be like your admin. Why? Because then they will curse alone. Do not disrespect do not curse do not say vile things, a sub

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sebab right do not say vile things against their gods, their deities. Why? Because then they will say vile things against a law either one out of animosity, or of retaliation. They're just retaliating either one belaboring it without proper knowledge without proper understanding of what they're doing. They don't even realize what they're doing. They don't understand the implications of what they're doing. Yes, you were cursing certain things made out of stone or made out of wood. You were cursing idols. They are cursing the Lord of the worlds. Yes, agreed. But they don't understand really what they're doing. And at the end of the day, what is the end conclusion they're still

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disrespecting Allah. And that's something we can't tolerate. And that's going to obviously lead to something else that's going to be very, very bad. Because when someone's going to disrespect a lot, disrespect the messenger disrespect the Prophet disrespect the Koran, there's going to be some Muslim somewhere along the way that's not going to be able to maintain this cool. Somebody is going to lash out and next thing you know, blood is being shed on both sides. So this is even a chronic conjunction and we see that chronic injunction being so relevant that even before

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The birth of the prophets Allah Do you have a major, major incident that is married to us in the Quran? Yes, it was the divine will of Allah subhanaw taala that it would happen. It was the decree of Allah that this would occur. But you can't help but notice you can't help but learn from the fact that even a man set out to tear down and destroyed the Kaaba disrespect a lot. Why? Because somebody else went and disrespected his religion in his place of worship.

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So we learned a very, very profound, valuable lesson from that here. And inshallah, like I mentioned, we'll talk about the journey of abraha with his army on the way to Makkah on the way to the Kaaba, we'll talk about that next week. And that primarily will focus on that conversation between Abraham and the grandfather of the prophets, Allah Abdulmutallab, which will bring a lot of amazing things to light. May Allah subhanho wa Taala give us the ability to practice everything was said and heard. Subhan Allah He will become the use of 100 kilometer kondik Chateau La Ilaha Illa antenna Safaricom Anna today