Seerah 008 – The Prophets Parents
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shala we're resuming we're restarting the
Sierra helaba the classroom, the prophetic biography of Sierra Nevada, that we were conducting before,
where we left off in the last in the previous session was, we talked about the grandfather of the prophets a lot a solemn somewhat briefly, didn't talk about him individually, so much as we did about the very important incidents that occurred, two landmark events that occurred, these are the two main events of the life of Abdulmutallab, but they also happen to be the two major events that occurred very shortly before the birth of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So then those two events were the rediscovering if you will, discovering and re digging up the well of Zamzam. Because like I had mentioned in that previous session, this was two sessions ago, that the well of Zamzam
had been lost for generations, it had become buried, they had become covered. And so it was uncovered by Abdulmutallab the grandfather of the prophets a lot he said, um, and along with that, not only did he find a well of Samsung,
but he found swords and shields and armor made out of solid gold and rubies and diamonds.
And I actually had mentioned how he had taken all of the all of that gold armory, and he had melted it down and he had constructed a door for the Kaaba out of that. And so that was one of the major events and of course, rediscovering such a blessing as the well of Zamzam was somewhat of a foretelling of the coming of the profits a lot. He said, I'm into this world, the second major event, and that was what the previous session, the last session before 100 it was dedicated to, and that was the attack by abraha, in the army of the elephants. And of course, that was the biggest event of the life of Abdulmutallab, he played a very pivotal role in that entire situation scenario,
even though it seems like he just had a very minor conversation with opera. But nevertheless, that conversation is such a powerful conversation. And in our lives, mode and conduct of behavior was so profound at that time that it left somewhat of a lasting legacy.
And of course, again, that miraculous divine defense of the house have a lot of Baitullah of GABA, was also something very important that was foretelling, that was foreshadowing the coming of the prophets a lot. He said, I'm into this world.
Today, we're going to go ahead and get to know the immediate family of the Prophet sallallahu sallam. And then of course, the next session, we'll move on to talking about the actual birth of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
the immediate family of the Prophet of Allah salatu salam, we'll start off by talking about his great grandfather, only because you have to know a little bit about Hashem, the great grandfather of the prophets, a lot of them to really understand. I've done looked on the grandfather of the process, and who's somebody very important in his life. I don't want to jump the gun here. But we all know that the mother of the prophets a lot, he said, I'm passed away when he was six years old. And then for two years, he was in the care of his grandfather, ultimately. But even before that, the father figure in his life, up till the age of eight, was his grandfather automotive. So this is a
very important man. And as I mentioned, it was a very profound, very deep, a very, you know, intelligent individual who's also very spiritually in tune. And so they've had a very profound impact on the Prophet of Allah sallallahu sallam, and he was able to learn some things, quite a few things from him, even in that early stages of life. So to know who absolutely properly isn't to understand the circumstances, we have to go back to his father Hashem.
Now Hashem, who is the great grandfather of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam his he was, of course, the one who had inherited who had assumed the responsibility of giving water to the judge the people who would visit the Kaaba from far and wide. He was the one who was responsible for making sure they had water, making sure that they cleaned up the Kaaba, making sure that hospitality was taken care of for anyone who would come to visit the GABA. And this, of course, was after a period of civil unrest, if you will. Quraysh had somewhat of an internal battle, pradesh had a bit of a civil war between two families, but who abdomen off and bhanwar did down. These two families within the parish
had fought for quite some time over who would assume the custodianship, if you will, of the garb of the beta love of the house of God and so
Eventually, when this was kind of reconciled, Hashem was there and the reconciliation was that basically enough, was able to take over that responsibility, or at least the bulk of the responsibility, Hashem, this man, the great grandfather of the prophets a lot. He son was the leader of
this family within the parish. And he assumed the majority of this responsibility.
Hashem was somebody who was extremely wealthy, extremely wealthy, and he was known as a very.
He was known as someone who was very cultured, very sophisticated, and he was a man of great respect and admiration within society. Another thing that is credited to Hashem is, you know, giving water to the people that would visit the Kaaba was something that was understood to be a responsibility upon the people who are the custodians, who are the local residents of Makati, local residents of the Kaaba. But Hashem was the first one who went beyond just giving water and he actually started serving food, he would serve entire meals to the judge that would come and that might not sound like a big deal, like because but but it is just imagine the expense and the cost of it, right? Like if
you're having an event here at the masjid, and normally you just put up bottles of water for everyone. All right, then all of a sudden, a volunteer or somebody comes along and says I'd like to donate the money to have a full all out full scale dinner for everybody who attends a lecture at the masjid. That's a big deal. That's a big expenditure. And so that's what Hashem was the first one to kind of take on the responsibility. He's like, it's fine and dandy, that we serve water to everyone that comes here. But I want to serve them food, I want to serve the meals, I want to make sure they're well fed, and they're taken care of. So this is the first time that it was done. his actual
name was ama, this is where it gets kind of interesting. His name was actually Ahmed. He was called Hashem. Because the Hushmail hopes because the food the type of food that he used to serve to the judge was that they would basically prepare like somewhat of a curry. This is an ancient Arabic type of food called steadied, they would basically prepare a curry, and then they would bake bread. And what they would do is they would crush and break the bread and mix it into the curry and it would become somewhat of, you know, a porridge type of thing. So this is what they used to serve. This is what the type of food that he chose to serve to the Hajaj. And so he would actually it wasn't that
just he gave a bunch of money and told a bunch of servants or someone, Alright, go prepare a bunch of food. He saw so much honoring distinction for himself in preparing food for people who would visit the GABA from foreign white, that he would actually sit there after the bread was baked. And he would crush and break the bread with his own hands into the curry and literally prepare the food with his own hands for the people that were visiting for his guests. And the guests have the GABA and so that that type of crushing and crumbling of the bread is called husham in the Arabic language, so he was called Hashem, his name was Ahmad. But he became known as Hashem one who breaks
the bread when who crumbles and crushes the bread. And so that's what he basically became known as.
He's also credited with establishing the basis the foundation of the financial economic business structure of McCain of place. So that even though Ron basically makes mention of written letter schita, he was safe. They you know, they travel in the winter and in the summer, and they would travel to different regions of the land during the winter, and they would travel in the other direction in the summer. And that's how they would exchange goods and bring goods and that is what basically made the economy of Mecca so viable. All right, the first one to institute this practice of traveling, having a business caravan go into winter and then having a business caravan go into
summer, twice a year was again Hashem. He was at one that organized and instituted this economic practice for the people of Makkah that he had that she thought he was safe. And there's actually poems that are even written about him. I'm under the hashima theory the lipoma he pombe maka, Thomas, Mr. Nina ajar Phu Sen in a real attorney que la cama sufferer Shatta Wale, a CFO, that it basically talks about how I'm a this man Hashem was the first was the one who used to sit there and break the bread and crumble it into the curry and prepared for his own people. And when the people used to come to McCain, they used to be hungry, and the people would be Massey ate and they would be
hungry, he would basically prepare for this for them. And he's also the one that established a practice of traveling twice a year, both in the winter and of course, the traveling during the summer. So this these poems are written about him and how important he was to the history of the city of Makkah. Now, one of the things that's mentioned about Hashem the great grandfather of the prophets, a lot of human this becomes very important in this era later on. So make a note of this that he traveled towards Shang when he was still a young man. He traveled towards Sham for business. He stopped by on the way in the city of yesterday which we know as as Madina, munawwara right, the
illuminated the blessing city of the profits of
So, but of course, pre migration The city was yesterday so he stopped buying the city and actually even you know right now I'm Zia was there for HUD as well. So even if you go right now, you notice the stark difference in weather between the two cities, Makkah and you know, the surrounding areas in autofire Amina and stuff. It was 90 plus degrees, we get to Medina and it's 70 degrees 75 degrees outside. So it was a lot more pleasant weather because a lot more harsh in terms of the weather and it really doesn't provide the conditions to
you know, grow anything out of the ground. There's no agriculture in Makkah, that's native to Makkah. Medina was a farming city was an agricultural town yathrib. And so it was a lot more pleasant to have a town in a city and that's why they used to grow dates and abundance. And they used to have a lot of wells and gardens. So it was from the habit of the people of Makkah that they would often stop by and rest over in a city like Alfred. So same way Hashem is traveling for business to a sham, he stops buying the city of Medina that we know as today to get some rest over there. He, you know, he proposes to a woman he sees a woman, and he's, you know, wishes to propose
her. He wants to get married to her. He proposes to her and he ends up getting married to her on the way of his journey, a woman by the name of sigma bintan amor, and she was from the family the tribe of vanilla,
vanilla Debian Naja. So she was from Blue Ivy from the tribe have an agenda. So banana jar. Now the reason why that's so important is now the lineage of the prophets a lot a centum is somewhat split. So his great grandfather is from upca Hashem, but his great grandmother's actually from Medina, from Medina. And that is the explanation again, I'm jumping the gun here but that's the explanation why, when the Prophet of Allah salatu salam did migrate to from Mecca to Medina, he didn't go directly to Medina he stopped over and stayed. Now there's a difference of opinion how many days he stayed for But nevertheless, he stayed for a few days, right outside of Medina at the place of anybody know,
boba he stayed at the place of Baba. And when you go for Hydra, you go for Umrah and you visit blessing city of the Prophet of the Messenger of Allah ceylonese and him, you always go and make sure you pray in the masjid of Cuba. So Cuba was what you could consider a suburb of Medina and the Prophet of Allah ceylonese who stayed in football for a number of days. Why did he stay in Florida? Well, because his great uncle's his second and third uncles, his family members, let them even though they were a bit more distant family members, they lived in Cuba, and these were his family members going tracing back to his great grandmother. So now you see the pieces start to kind of come
together. So the Prophet of Allah sallallahu Sallam had some family right outside of Medina in the city of Toba. And that family was established through his great grandmother, who Hashem married on one of his business trips.
So welcome her into her. He stayed there for some days, in a sham, he went on and went ahead and moved on towards Shawn. Now, what ended up happening was so Hashem stops, he gets married, he stays there for a while, kind of takes a longer stop than he had planned on. You know, of course, he got married and stayed for a while, and then he went on to business towards a sham. What ended up happening during that time, though, is that his wife, Selma, the great grandmother of the prophets, a lot so she becomes pregnant. She's pregnant at this time. Now, on the other hand, Hashem is traveling around for business. And he ends up falling ill and dying in Lhasa, in what we know today
as Philistine in the design Philistine, he's in that area conducting business, and he ends up falling ill and dying over there. So now understand the scenario. So the great grandfather, the prophets, a lot of semi dies far away from home. His great grandmother, though in Medina, her homeland is pregnant now, expecting the grandfather of the profits, a lot of
what she ends up doing, though, at this time is when the news reaches her that her husband has passed away on his journey on her on his travels, knowing that the custom and the culture of the Arabs, especially if the child that's going to be born is a son, then she knows that his family, her husband's family is going to come to retrieve the son. I mean, this is an error of the family. This is somebody that's supposed to carry on their name, they're going to come to get the son, we have to take our son, our future of our family, we have to take him back to Mecca and raise him amongst us he has to learn the way of our people, our tribe, he's going to carry on our name. So she's very
fearful of letting go of her baby. This is her first child. So what she ends up doing is she doesn't tell anyone that she doesn't send the news back to Makkah that I am expecting I am pregnant. They realize okay, they understand Okay, our son Hashem died away at business. He married a woman. She lives in Yerevan, Medina, that's fine, but she doesn't let them and she does not inform them that she's pregnant.
And she's expecting. So now she gives birth to a son, a boy. And what's very interesting is that the name this is Abdulmutallab, basically. But his name original name was not optimal, just like his father, who was known as Hashem. But his name was Mr. Abdullah and his name is not optimal if his actual birth name was shaybah. His actual birth name was shaybah, which literally translates to as old men. It translates to old men the reason why they named him that was because when he was born, and as you see, oftentimes, some babies are born with a lot more hair on their head than others. Right. He was born with quite a bit of hair on his head, but some of the hair on his head was white.
He was actually born with some white hair on his head. And so when his you know, his maternal side of the family, his mom's side of the family, when they saw this, they named him shaybah, old man, little old man. All right, so that was actually his name. His name was actually shaybah.
Now, and then it goes on to a little bit of detail is that Hashem had four sons in total, I said abou, abou, slavey Nadella and Abdulmutallab or shaybah, as we just realized, and he had five daughters, Shiva holida, or a photo Teja and Jenna. Now, this boy, this is young boy shaybah, who would later on be known as Abdulmutallab, he's living there in Medina, he's growing up in Medina yathrib with his mom, his dad side of the family, his father's already passed away that time the family doesn't even know he exists. When he gets a little bit older and age, you know, of course, people are constantly traveling for business back and forth. So somebody from MCI eventually here's
a rumor, here's some news that you hear Hashem actually had a son, from his wife in yesterday from from his wife in Medina.
And we don't know but even back in Makkah, his family doesn't know about this son. So when this new starts to spread,
one of the brothers of Hashem, so one of the uncles of Abdulmutallab, he actually goes to year three, he goes to Medina. And there he goes there to basically retrieve the boy, he goes there to retrieve the boy and take him back to Makkah, so that he can assume the, you know, the position and the inheritance of his father.
Now, when the uncle when he actually arrives there, and he lays eyes on Abdulmutallab shava when he sees this boy, and he looks a lot like his father, Hashem, the brother, the uncle, he basically starts to cry. It actually mentions the fact that, you know,
he starts to cry when he just sees this boy. And he grabs the boy, he hugs this young boy, the young Abdulmutallab, and he puts him on his camera with him. And he says, I need to take you back to Morocco with me. The boy refused. He says, No, I can't go because unless you know, my mother gives me permission. He's very attached to his mother, obviously. So he addresses the uncle, Hashem his brother, he addresses the mother and he says, send the boy back with me. Send the boy back with me to Makkah, why do you need to send them back in NEMA Yun de la milky abhi he needs to go and assume the property of his father that is his God given that's his birthright. He needs to go and assume
the property and the responsibilities of his father, when he learned how to Milla and also understand that your son from his father's side comes from a very blessed family, that we are the inhabitants of the Harlem We are the inhabitants of the Harlem let him go and live near God's house. Right the house of God and let him go and assume the responsibility of his father. The mother very reluctantly finally understands the importance of this. And so she releases him to the care of his uncle. He takes him back there. And he brings him back to Makkah. And there he starts to basically train the boy and starts involving him in a lot of the affairs of the family and starts handing over
to him some of the responsibilities are originally his father's that his brother had basically assumed now, after some time, even this uncle who had basically taken him under his wing and taught him everything that he knew, he
passes away. He again of course travels to Yemen for some business and he dies over there he passes away over there.
Now this uncle is by the name of
Allah, Allah tala. Now something interesting that happens is how did he get the name of Abdulmutallab. So I told you his name was actually shaped by it means a young old little old man. Now remember, nobody in MCI knows that Hashem had a son. Nobody in Makkah knows that Hashem had another son living in Medina. So when I looked on him, the uncle Hashem his brother is walking back into Makkah, and he's got a young boy sitting on the animals sitting on the camel on the
Transportation behind him. And they see this young boy sitting behind them on the animal. They figure they don't recognize him. He does. He's not from their families not taught him son. He's not one of Hashem sons. He's not one of the other brothers sons. We don't know this young boy. So they figured that I looked on it was traveling and he found a young slave when he purchased a slave. And he brought him back to Makkah brought him back home. So when they see this young boy they say, Abdulmutallab, the slave of a polyp, Oh, looks like a slave. So at that time of muttalib, when he finally hears that people are referring to this young boy, his nephew, right? His nephew, a member
of his family as Abdulmutallab the slave of a metallic then he corrects the misconception. And he says, No, this is actually an alley. This is my brother's son, and I brought him back home to where he belongs in Makkah. So that's how Abdulmutallab became known as Abdulmutallab. So his name was shaybah. But when he was brought back to Makkah, people just assumed he was his uncle slave, not the nephew, but a slave. And so they started calling him up the multimeter became his name. And that's what he was known as, now, a muttalib. The uncle is taking this young boy shaybah Abdulmutallab under his wing. And he like I said, He's teaching him everything. He's allowing him to assume the
responsibility of the family and his father. And muttalib travels to Yemen for business and ends up dying there. Now, young Abdullah
is now in the position to not only assume his father's responsibility, but even his uncle, his mentors responsibility. At that time, he's got another uncle by the name of nurofen nofal. Basically, you SERPs all the wealth, all the responsibility, the leadership of the family, he was one of the younger uncle's right, who had a little bit of an inferiority complex the entire time, he had some confidence issues and insecurities. So as soon as the older brothers are now all dead, even though there's this nephew that's been groomed the entire time to take over leadership, he jumps in and takes all the responsibility and basically pushes the family.
Now at that time, Abdulmutallab goes to the rest of Quraysh. Now these are just the affairs of Banu Hashim, right, the Hashim family inside of Pradesh, there are other families in Croatia. So Abdullah and it goes to the other family heads of Croatia and he says, we got an issue, we got a problem. You know, my father, Hashem, you know, my uncle, I looked at him. And all of you guys had really good relations, you know, that my father chose my uncle and my uncle chose me. I now have another uncle. All right, it's like Lion King all over again. Now I have another uncle who's basically coming in and taking over and this guy's not really trustworthy, he's caused a lot of problems in our family,
he's going to cause a lot of problems for you. It would be in your best interest forget about mine, it would be in your best interest to kind of be on my side and help us reconcile this issue. Let's figure this out. Let's give the responsibility back to who it belongs to. The less the rest of the family has a flourish basically say You know what? Lana's Kobe in a Kobe anomic we're not going to get involved in your this is between you and your uncle. This is a family affair. We got no business getting involved with this.
Now what I've done metallic doesn't see again, you see that very strategic advantage. Remember Abdulmutallab, where was he born and raised initially at least the initial part of his life Mecca or Medina? Yep. So remember, he's got a whole family over there. So he writes a letter back to his uncle's over there, his maternal uncles. All right. He writes a letter to them and says, I got some issues over here.
One of his uncle's the eldest of his uncle's from yesterday from Medina. comes to actually Makkah and it's mentioned in the narrations, he comes with at horseman at warriors riding horses. All right, all the Warriors that they have in their tribe, he gathers all them together riding horses at horsemen, they ride down to Makkah, and they arrive in Mecca, Abdulmutallab goes to receive them, and he and he says, Come, I've prepared some food, get some rest. Tomorrow, we'll try to see how we can handle this issue. His uncle says Absolutely not. I'm first going to go talk to no fun and eager to talk to this uncle of yours as his car that's causing problems for you. So he goes he finds no
fun sitting near the Kaaba sitting near the harem with a lot of the other leaders of Croatia. He approaches him draws his sword. He's got 79 other horsemen behind him all draw their swords. And he says, I want you to give back to my nephew what belongs to him, or as I'm going to kill you right here right now.
nofal obviously, you know, can defend himself in this situation. So he says fine, I back down. I'll give you know Abdulmutallab back exactly what's supposed to be his and I'll give him his leadership, his responsibility, his money, his property. I'll give him everything back to him. Don't worry. I swear all these and all the other leaders of Qureshi are sitting there. You know the uncle from Medina makes all of them witnesses. Look, you guys are witnesses. nofal is saying he's going to give the muttalib the nephew back everything that he deserves. Everyone agrees to everything.
Talib resumes his position as the leader of the family, and the caretaker of the custodian of the hot dog, and etc, etc. and the family, the uncles and all the Warriors, they go back to Medina. Now just a little bit of detail nofal continues to try to play some tug of war. So what he does is he approaches another family, another tribe and other family in Quraysh. And he basically alliances himself with them, and says that, why don't you guys join me, and then we can rise up together against a new hash in my own family has abandoned me. But new Hashem has abandoned me. They've gone without the motto live, why don't you join with me in this way, you can finally become the most
powerful family in Makkah in praise, and we can overthrow the new Hashem. While that happens, and then he goes around trying to talk to other families and other tribes. So he's very conniving, right? And he's going around trying to build this alliance against Ogden muttalib in New Hampshire. So he starts approaching other families and the other families actually say that no, you know, Tony was mentored by himself. He's the son of Hashem himself. All right, we actually And not only that, but he's got family, Abdullah lives very easy, very strategic person to ally yourself with why because he's got a bunch of very powerful family in another part of Arabia, and yesterday been
Medina as well, we would rather ally ourselves with them. So the more NOFA goes around trying to, you know, recruit more and more families and tribes to ally themselves with him, the more they end up keep on allying themselves without even looked at him. So I looked at him as gaining garnering more and more support without even trying, because every single time nofal goes and tries to talk someone they said, you know, really you and I've got some beef, we'd rather side without them. Respectfully, we'd like to decline your offer. And so the more that happens, basically abdomen with the lips, position becomes more and more strengthened until it basically becomes an unquestioned
leader of not just his family, but who Hashem but because we know Hashem is the most powerful family information, he becomes the unquestioned leader of grace. And because he is in charge of Makkah, which is the most powerful city in Arabia, it becomes one of the most powerful men in Arabia, and his leadership is accepted universally across the Arabs. And he's a very, very, extremely respected individual through Arabia. So that's a little bit of a history of automotive and how he became Abdulmutallab. All right. Now, of course, as I've mentioned in previous sessions, two major incidents that occurred during the life of automotive after all of this, once he became who he was
two major incidents, the discovery of the well of Zamzam, which we've talked about in a lot of detail, that is session six, if somebody wants to go back and listen to the recording. And then the second major incident was the invasion by the army of the elephants and I'm taraki for follow robocopy as Haddonfield. And that was session number seven, which I don't think has been uploaded yet, but it should be uploaded in the coming weeks inshallah. And so those are the two major incidents they've been talked about in a lot of detail, so I'm really not going to rehash them and go over them all over again.
let's talk about Abdulmutallab in his children. Now. This is where the conversation switches from talking about the grandfather of the Prophet of Allah Salaam, listen to talking about the father of the prophets all of a sudden, so I've done looked on him himself. He had 10 sons. He had 10 sons. And it's actually said that when he dug up the well of Zamzam, and he was digging up this well, and he was taking all that gold that he found and he was melting it down, and building a door of the Kaaba and discovering the well of Zamzam. It said that actually at that time he made law, he prayed, he supplicated and he did too, and he basically made was that Oh God, if you blessed me with 10
sons, if you bless me with 10 sons, then I will sacrifice one of them for your sake,
I will sacrifice one of them for for God. So he takes this oath, another he takes this oath. So happens often looked on him had 10 sons, a minimum of 10 sons, by the way, this should be clarified. There are some books of car, which actually some books of history say that he had 11 Some even go as far as saying that he had 13 sons, but the 10 sons at a minimum the agreed upon the 10 sons that he had were a hadith zubaid Abu Talib. We name should sound familiar. Abdullah, who's the father of the prophets, Allah, some Hamza, of course, another very familiar name from the Sierra, who we'll talk about later in the Sierra, Abu lahab. Another, you know, key name from the Sierra, which we'll talk
about later, as the doc Alma Kwan, Safar and allow a bus, a bus, that's another uncle of the processor that's very well known, who again, we will talk about later in this era. And then there's a few other there's 100
Or there's a couple more, such as Abdullah Kaaba or Hajin. But nevertheless, these are a bit more disputed. It's also mentioned that maybe these were boys that either Abdul muttalib had adopted, or these were just servants, young boys or servants will live in, in his home, etc. So they were confused as sons. But nevertheless, across the board unanimously, there are 10 sons that I've done. I've had the names that I read to you.
Now, he and before I move on to talking about Abdullah, the father of the prophets, a lot of them specifically, I've deleted have also had six daughters. So he had 10 sons, $6, or $6 per game, where he'll be bought something interesting. It's not really, actually there's a little bit of a lesson we can derive from this. You know, it seems like kind of like an irrelevant detail that's mentioned in the books of history. But one of this is an art of the profits a lot. So this is an AMA, a puppy in honor of the Prophet sallallahu sallam. Her name was Omar Hakeem, she was actually the books of vitriol mentioned she was albino.
She was albino, so she did not have any pigmentation. And she was born with this condition, where she did have any pigmentation, any color, etc. Now, that seems kind of like an irrelevant detail, like, Okay, interesting fact, whatever, let's move on. But the only kind of
the only interesting thing I see in that is that, you know, oftentimes, we have so many different types of people in our community. But it's very helpful sometimes to know that an entrepreneur profits a lot. Hmm, him was albino. So if somebody themselves, you know, was born in this way, then they can find some comfort, they can find some solace, that doesn't make them some freak of nature, it doesn't make them some, you know, alien, it doesn't make them. It doesn't mean that there's something that is fundamentally wrong with them, or that there was some evil, you know, especially like in old wives tales in olden culture, a lot of this type of nonsense was very prevalent. So if a
child was born albino, then they would say things like, oh, the mother must have committed to major sin while she was pregnant. And that's why this job has descended upon her child and his adabas descended upon her, right. So they would they would talk like that. But it's very helpful to know that in front of the prophets, a lot of them also had this condition, meaning that there's nothing that's evil about it. There's nothing that's spiritually fundamentally evil about it is very helpful to know that just in one of my lectures I've mentioned about how
Hussein Hussein, the the grandson of the prophets, Allah, he said, I'm used to stutter.
Hussein, the grandson of the prophets of Salaam, who's a very important figure from Islamic history used to stutter, he had a major stuttering problem to the point where he literally could not even complete a sentence. Sometimes, he would just get completely choked up on his words, he couldn't even finish a sentence. So knowing these type of little details can be very relevant can be very helpful in this manner, sometimes at serves as a consolation to someone who might be dealing with a similar struggle. Nevertheless, so when when Hakeem Bara, Attica, Sophia, who, of course, was one of the answers of the prophets a lot, he said them and she plays a role in the Sierra at some spots,
we'll talk about her later. Otherwise, in oma, these were the six arms of the prophets, a lot of some paternal aunts, his father's sisters. Okay, so these are the 16 children of ob and motala. Now, of course, the the specific child we're going to talk about here today is Abdullah, now, I've mentioned to you how to multiply by 10 sons and he had taken that oath, that when I have 10 sons, if you if God bless him who attends and I will sacrifice one of them for I will sacrifice one of them for God. Now the mother of Abdullah, the mother of Abdullah Alright, so this is the grandmother of the prophets a lot a solemn. Her name was Fatima. Her name is Fatima. Abdullah was one of the
youngest, alright of the children of Abdul Kalam. But he was also one of the most intelligent and he was one of the most well behaved of the children of the motilin. I mean, that's that's saying a lot. Because I mean, look at some of the other sons of Abdulmutallab. I mean, he has daughters like Sophia or the loved one or the aunt of the process of he has brothers, like Hamza like an Ibis, like Abu Talib. He's got some amazing siblings, but the books of history the fact that they say that a, Abdullah was the most intelligent, the most well behaved and also one of the most beloved of Abdulmutallab children to him. All right, that Abdulmutallab would always have Abdullah with him he
used to ride around he would literally walk around Mecca with when Abdullah was a child who would walk around MCO with Abdullah on his shoulders you ever seen that like, you know, when you when you go to a picnic to the park or a theme park or somewhere like that, and you see the father walking around with the little kid on his shoulders, so that's how I've been looked at it would walk around MCO with a bull on his shoulders.
So you so beloved to him. Now, of course, when he had 10 sons, he had to come through with his promise his old theater fulfilled. Because remember, I've talked about how Abdulmutallab was a very devout man. He was a very deeply spiritual and development. I've talked about this previously. So he said, I gotta fulfill my oath. So how are we going to do this, he was very nervous about informing his sons of the oath that he had taken. Because basically, he had to go and tell them, Hey, I'm gonna have to basically kill one of you. Right? So he was very anxious and nervous about telling them, but he sits him down, and he tells him and they basically understand, they understand their
man's a devout, they're their father's a very devout spiritual man. And if he said, he's going to do this for God, he's gonna have to do this for God. So how are we going to do this? Basically, we're going to draw straws. We're going to have a drawing. So write down every son's name on on, you know, like a piece of paper or on straws, and then draw one of the straws. All right, so he does that. And the straw or the paper, the name that basically comes out is Abdullah, his most beloved child, one of his youngest children, his most intelligent, most well behaved child. Now that's, it would have been tough to sacrifice any of his sons, but especially this child is very difficult, is young boy.
Nevertheless, Abdulmutallab being the type of man that he was, he goes, he picks up the boy picks up a knife, and he goes to go sacrifice him.
What ends up happening at this time is a lot of the other members of the family and some of the other leaders of place. Such as you know, some of his uncle's, some of the boys uncle's from his mother's side. So his mom is like very nervous now, right? to his mother, Fatima is very nervous saying, where you take my son, you're actually going to go through with this, what's wrong with you? So she sends her brothers. So the maternal uncles of the boy day show up a booth, all of the older brother of this little child that's about to be sacrificed shows up and some other family members show up and they say, we can't let you do this. You're trying to talk to their father, they're
trying to talk their their their brother in law, out of sacrificing the child to do this, don't do this. This is foolishness. This is crazy. Don't do this. So I've done nothing. So what am I supposed to do? I took an oath. I took an oath at the Kaaba, on top of, you know, on sacred water Zamzam, I took an oath of the Kaaba, that I am going to do this, what do you expect me to do? So he said, Okay, let's go talk to you know, some let's go talk to somebody else. And some of the individuals that would be considered spiritual and I say that in quotations, because we obviously know it's incorrect. Some of the people that would be considered spiritual at that time, were like soothsayers
and fortune tellers. So they go to this old woman who's somewhat of a soothsayer, fortune teller, they go to her and they say, what do we do in this scenario? What do we do in this situation, she says, I have a solution for you. Now, at this point in time, you understand what Blood Money is like a penalty. Blood Money is basically, you know, intentionally even in the older custom, pre Islamic custom. If you intentionally murdered someone, vindictively out of spite, and you intentionally went and murdered someone, the retribution was you would be killed in return. But if you accidentally killed someone, you know, you were involved in somebody dying, and there were some negligence on
your part, or you were involved somehow, but it was an accident. It's not like you walked up and you stabbed somebody or you cut someone's head off. But it was accidental. Alright, but you were involved, or there was some negligence on your part. In our case, we'll be like, maybe somebody's driving a car too fast or something like that. So if you were involved, you would have to pay a penalty. And the penalty at that time used to be 10 camels.
10 camels, you would have to pay to the family of the victim of the deceased, as a form of a payment to show your remorse and regret for your negligence in the death of this person. So it was 10 camels. So she says, since the blood money of a human being is 10 camels, here's this. Here's a situation after you. You basically only take two straws, all right. And on one you put Abdullah's name and on the other you put 10 camels, you write 10 candles.
All right, and you draw the straws. And if the 10 camels come out, then boom. That's what the gods wants you to do. need to go sacrifice 10 camels. That's it. They've exchanged Abdullah your son for 10 camels? Was that? What if Abdullah's name comes out again? What do I do then? So he says then you do do the drawing again. But now you got to add 10 more camels into the mix. So now it's still gonna be two straws, but it's gonna take out the end. 20 camels. And you keep doing that until you draw the camels. So they do it 10 times every single time. It's Abdullah Abdullah. Every single time his son's name keeps coming out. And he keeps growing more and more nervous more and more anxious more
and more worried until finally reaches 100 camels and then he draws a straws and the straw that comes out is the one that says me
fine, you know
Whatever is 100 camels, that's a lot. You know, I mean, again, sometimes we're kind of sitting here thinking, because it's not something that has any intrinsic value to us, right? It's kind of like camels. Okay. Right. So it doesn't have any intrinsic value. And so we don't really understand. But that's basically like buying 100 Mercedes and then driving them driving them off a cliff. Right? Right. That's the equivalent of it, because you had yet to take 100 camels and sacrifice him and slaughter them. And just then he himself and his family could not benefit from it could not eat from there could not take the skin, the height of it could not do anything with the camel. It was just
charity. It was for poor people, it was just to be given away. So it's like taking a hunt, buying 100 Mercedes, and then giving them away. All right, so just imagine what that means financially. That's huge. All right. So he's he's shelling out money, big time. But at the same time, there's this relief, he's grateful at the same time. Why? Because his son's life has been saved, his son's life has been spared.
So this is basically what ends up happening. And this is the kind of the story about Abdullah and something that transpired with him early in his life. Now, and based on that is why the Prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is narrated to have said in a narration in a Hadith, and ignores the behavior
based on the story, the prophet of Allah allottee, some says, and an evening of the behavior.
I am the son of the two that were meant to be sacrificed.
Not that we're actually sacrifices using the be literally means can mean either the hobby or myth bore, but it doesn't literally So here it's referring to motherboard, one that is sacrificed. So in this concept, context, that means one that is sacrificed one that is killed slaughter, he doesn't literally mean that I am the son of the two who was killed. It means I am the son of the two who were meant to be killed and it knows the behind. Who is he referring to? He's referring to the first one is, is married to his son a very good he's the first one is referring to is, is married Allison, the son of Ibrahim Ali salam, whom Allah subhanaw taala commanded Ibrahim Ali Salaam in the Indian
Ocean in Menominee, as Baraka fondo Matata. All right, so that's the first.
That's the first. And then the second one who was meant to be sacrificed or slaughters was the was the father of the prophets, Allah decem Abdullah. So there's almost a beautiful consistency between this and the fact that the process I'm actually mentioned this, the fact that the process, I'm actually mentioned, this shows that there was this is a consistency that is divine, this connection was divinely made. Alright, and it was meant to be there.
At the same time, something else interesting that you learn a little something about, I guess, in terms of,
you know, fit, if you will. So even in Islam, the the the retribution, the blood money for someone who is accidentally killed, and you were involved in that there's some negligence on your part. Anybody know what the blood money what the retribution for that is?
It's 100 camels.
What did it used to be used to be 10 camels in Arabia, when this incident occurred, when this incident happened with Abdullah, the son of Abu Talib, and he sacrificed 100 camels in exchange for the life of his son. At that time, it became an instituted practice all over Arabia, that from here on out it just because again, he was a leader, right. So people kind of took it as a precedent that from here on out, if anybody's, is, you know, indirectly responsible for the death of someone, the retribution that they'll have to pay is 100 camels. And when the song came from, of course, Islam maintained this practice, and justified it in Islam, bless this practice and then maintained it. So
that's why the blood money is equal to 100 camels the price or the value of 100 camels.
Now a little bit about Abdullah, so this is an incident from early in his life, Abdullah, he grew up of course, as I mentioned before, he was the most intelligent, the most well behaved, he was also extremely handsome.
And he was the most beautiful of the children or automotive. Similarly, all throughout America, he was known as like a prince of Makkah. He was known as a prince of McKee, who's extremely handsome, very intelligent, very gifted, very well behaved, well respected, well spoken. He was very eloquent, very, extremely eloquent in his speech. And so he was very well respected. He was somewhat of like, you could consider him the most eligible bachelor of Makkah. When he was old enough to get married now, Abdulmutallab his father, the the proposal that he goes in, he makes on behalf of his son is to is for a young girl by the name of Amina bint Wahab, Amina, the daughter of Wahab. Now, Amina was
considered she literally had a nickname her name
thing was out to Monica. She was called the flower of Makkah. She was very beautiful. Again, very intelligent, very well spoken. She was very eloquent as well. Like she was very good with poetry very eloquent. So she was a very gifted young, beautiful girl. And she was known as the How to Makkah the flower of Makkah. So she was the most sought after woman in Mecca for marriage. And so, the muttalib goes in, you know, gives you a proposal for his son for Amina, the daughter of what happened. She was actually raised by her uncle who habe and they accept the proposal. And so now Abdullah is married to Amina two of the most intelligent young, handsome, beautiful, eligible people
in Makkah are married to each other. Abdullah and Amina. They, they're married now.
Sometime after their marriage.
Abdullah lipsense his son Abdullah, there's two narrations in history. One mentions that he Abdulmutallab the father actually sends us an Abdullah to Medina Yeah, for him to do some business to trade and go and broker a deal for dates. Because remember, Medina is where a lot of dates would grow. So to make sure that there was a steady flow of good dates, fresh dates, right, coming from Medina to Makkah, he sends his son to go and broker a deal. Another narration actually mentioned No, he was actually sent on business to a shop. But he stopped over in Medina, like I mentioned before that the people of Makkah who typically would do on business, they would stop over and almost
vacation, get some r&r and Medina on the onion yesterday on the way to Sham and he falls, ill and he dies there.
So at this point, you should start to see also a common theme and a common trend. You know, traveling for business not is not like what it was, it's it wasn't like what it is today. He didn't jump on a flight and you catch a flight and then you're back home Two days later, traveling for business man, you were gone for months at a time. And you were traveling through all types of circumstances and difficulty and you would often get very, very sick and people it was a very common part of life, people would die. People would die in these very, very long journeys. So Abdullah ends up dying
there in Medina.
And he who was buried in the house of a Navajo God, and now because God who is someone who lives in Medina, he was buried there. And it's mentioned in the books of history that he was about 25 years old at the time. So the father of the process was only 25 at that time he passed away. Now,
as we know, the majority of narrations in the vast majority of books and scholars. They tell us that at the time of the death of Abdullah
his wife Amina back in Morocco was pregnant was expecting Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi salam so the father of the process have died before his birth. There are a few narrations there are very very few narrations It is a very small minority of generations that actually say that no, by the time Abdullah died the process um had been born in was two months old at that time, he was an infant at the time of the death of his father, but that is a very, very small minority opinion in position and narration. The vast majority in the most authentic and accepted positions is that the father of the process of Abdullah died before the Messenger of Allah peace and blessings be upon him
was born, while his mother Amina, was still pregnant with him.
It mentions a very, very touching detail here that when the news of the death of Abdullah, remember, these are two young people abdulai nomina. To young, very, you know, like I mentioned the very talented, handsome, beautiful, intelligent two young people who were a perfect fit for each other, and they were very much in love. A young couple expecting their first child deeply in love. And so when the news reaches Amina in Makkah, that her husband, Abdullah has died. He passed away. She's overcome. She's stricken with grief, and sadness. And remember, I told you that Amina was a very, very eloquent young woman. She was she was very poetic. She was very talented, very eloquent. So it
actually mentioned that she said some couplets out of grief and sadness, mourning the loss of her husband, Abdullah, and these are some of the most you can you can feel her pain. And you can also see her intelligence and her eloquence in these words. She says, I thought Johnny, I thought Johnny but hi Eman, Ebony Hashem with Java ladon Hadid and Phil Hamilton.
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Cana Miata and kathira Tara homie
She says that very, you know, lonely has become the earth. The earth has become very lonely without even Hashem.
And then she says that he has gone to become the neighbor, even Hashem the son of Hashem. She's calling him the son of Hashem as his grandfather. This was some
way they would refer to people, the prophet of Allah ceylonese him himself in the Battle of her name, said what? And then the bu laccadive IGNOU. Abdulmutallab. He said, I am a prophet. And this is not a lie. I am the son of Abdulmutallab, he says Abdullah was in.
But they would say this, in times of grief and sorrow, they would hearken back, they would call back to the great great grandfather's. So she's saying that the Earth has become separated or has become lonely without the son of Hashem. she's referring to her husband, Abdullah, the grandson of Hashem.
Abdullah has gone to become the neighbor of a grave, and he is out there amongst the noise of a mountain. In classical Arabic hum, Kama is a singular Muslim is a plural, it's, it's almost like an expression. Literally, it means sounds that like water buffalo or like buffaloes, the sounds that they would start to make when they're being attacked by a predator. So let's say like a predator is attacking like a bunch of buffaloes, you know how the structure kind of hurt around each other, and they start to kind of moan and scream and get kind of loud. So the noise that they start to make when they're being attacked by a predator when their herd is being attacked. Or it also in some
classical lexicons is referred to as a sound that warriors make out of battle. So, you know, like, when a warrior is in the middle of a battlefield, and he's swinging his sword, and he's striking, he screams right. He screams Yeah, I mean, even when we play sports, sometimes when somebody hits a ball or you know, they they go up to dunk the ball or something, then, you know, they kind of let out a yell and scream, right. So it's, it's, it's like they're, they're physically exerting themselves. So that sound that warriors making battle where they're screaming while they strike their sword, that is also referred to as Hamas. And nevertheless, it's an expression of classical
Arabic, that just means loud noise. And what it basically refers to is, you know,
almost like a type of frightening experience. So she's saying that he's not, he's not at home anymore. He's not in the comfort of his home, but he's out there in the wilderness, because he died away from home. So she's not saying that she's saying he's become the neighbor of a grave, but he's not in the comfort of his home. He's not amongst family members. He's not in his people. He died alone out there in the wilderness. She's expressing her sorrow and her grief. She says die tonight. Java, death, came to call him and so he had to answer the call of death, while Mater rocket finance he Mithra Eben Hashem. But she says death has to remember one thing, death came to call him and he
answered the call of death, he had no choice. But death needs to realize that that did not leave anyone else
on the earth, that was of the caliber of Abdullah that death took up the love but did not replace him with somebody equal as Abdullah. There's nobody on this earth as amazing as Abdullah. I she had an RA who Yama Luna, Sarita who she says that in the evening. Now she's drawing this picture in her head. She's imagining the scene. She says in the evening, you know, the the pallbearers, you know, when there's agendas and the brothers, they lift the janazah. And they carry it out, take and carry it to the graveyard. So she's imagining the scene. She said, it's the evening time, and they're carrying Abdullah lying on the stretcher, as a dead body. They're carrying him out towards the
graveyard that I want to who does have a hoof it does occur to me.
And they're fighting and they're pushing into struggling with each other to enter our literally means to switch hand from hand. So you ever seen that when DeGeneres is being carried? What do all the brothers tried to do? They all kind of come in and they all form a line in it. And the brother in the front moves on and somebody else from the back comes up in these sweet spots, they switched hands, because everybody wants to take part in carrying this body. Right in carrying this blessed person or in sha Allah has blessed that person to their grave. So similarly, she's saying that they're carrying his grave, his body towards the graveyard. And they're switching hands. They're
they're kind of pushing each other out of the way. And it's all crowded in Russian everyone's strat, trying to get to it so that they can put a hand and they can carry his body to the grave for in the tilaka Kala tomonaga A baja and she says that death came and seized him and snatched him away and took them away in the uncertainty of death snatched him away. The uncertain not just the deaths, that's him away, but the uncertainty, uncertainty of deaths not similarly, because we didn't have Abdullah Abdullah 25 years old. He's traveling for business. He's not even at home. He's expecting his first child. Nobody could have expected that Abdullah would die but he did. But death and its
uncertainty came and snatched him away. But she says
Taka gana Miata and katha kathira Tara homie, but death should realize that Abdullah was a gift to this earth, and to the people of this earth, who was very abundant in his blessings. Abdullah was a gift of many, many blessings. So many people loved him, so many people benefited from him. So many people cared about him, and he cared about so many people, that death came and snatched him and the uncertainty of death took him away from us. And we understand that, but they need to, people need to realize that Abdullah was a blessing upon this earth, and he had so many blessings in him. So these were the words spoken by the mother of the Prophet ceylonese. And when the news of the death of the
father of the process and reached her, and she was expecting the Prophet of Allah salami, some of you are still in her belly in her womb. A little bit of detail that's mentioned is when Abdullah died, when he left his world, he is a leader of his people. And he is the son of one of the greatest leaders. In fact, I forgot to mention this detail. It is the books of history mentioned that absolutely wasn't just a leader of his people. But he was probably the greatest leader in the history of courage. He is he was remembered by his people. He was remembered as the grandfather of the process and was remembered as one of the greatest leaders in the history of courage. And so
Abdullah was a leader who was the son of the greatest leader in the history of his people. But in spite of that, you see, the the honesty and the trustworthiness, you know, when our times if somebody is in a position of leadership, that naturally equates to them having a lot of
money? Because even if they themselves inherently, they themselves personally don't have a lot of money. What do they go ahead and use the opportunity of leadership? What do they use that for? For assuming more wealth, right? I mean, anybody who's from any of the majority, Muslim countries should be pretty well aware of this, right? I mean, anybody, it doesn't matter where they come from, and where they were born, and what their father who their father was, how much money they had, when they were when they before they became president or prime minister, or anything like that, by the time they're done. Mashallah about a cola, that stuff it'll love, right? So they, they're pretty well
off, to say the least. And I mean, I mean, I'm picking on Muslim majority countries are countries and even though the, you know, different, either, you know, I mean, they they charge
criminal amounts of money for public speaking and things like that. And, you know, they, they, they serve positions on the board of different companies and corporations and a shuttle, it's a nice big business leadership is good business. So, but it shows you some of the authenticity, some of the honesty, the trustworthiness of these people, the family of the process, and where he comes from his lineage, his DNA where he comes from what he inherited. Right, he was a solid fella mean, but these were traits that he also inherited and that he saw growing up. So honest and trustworthy, were the men I've taught, I talked about it in that if you go back and listen to some of the previous
sessions, I've talked about Abdulmutallab where he was not a very, very wealthy man. And Abdullah, the father of the prophets a lot. He's the son of Adam muttalib, who's a leader, the son of a leader. It's mentioned in the books of history that when he died, his his worldly possessions were he owned five camels. All right, he owned five animals.
He owned a small flock of goats. And he had only one servant. And it was a habit. She was a she was an Eastern African woman. And her name was Baraka. Her name was Baraka, but she was known as omo Amun.
She was known as a woman, and she was a woman again, she will play a role in this era later on, I'm jumping the gun here, but she would, she would play a very significant role in the life of the Prophet system. because later on, she would be the one the women who nursed the Prophet of Allah, Allah. She was one of his milk mothers.
And again, why is that detail so important? One of the milk mothers, a woman that nurses, another a woman that nurses a baby in its infancy,
basically becomes like a mother of that child. She She can never marry her. He can never marry any one of her children. He can never marry any of her own biological children. She becomes basically like a mother. She's a milk mother, or a Barbie Mother of that child. That's why we know about haleema, right? You know about Halima Saudia and how much reverence and respect and regard we have for will own a man was just like Halima. Omo, a man is also one of the milk mothers of the prophets of Islam. And so what does that mean? One of the milk mothers of the prophet SAW son was an African woman
was a black African woman. And it's very important to understand. So you start to see the diversity of the profits, a lot of times own upbringing, from the very early age so Subhanallah you see this divine system in place where the profits
receives the best of tarbiyah. He recently received the most diverse of experiences from even before his birth. Because obviously he was sent upon this earth as Ramadan and Allah mean, he was meant to be sacred and saline Imam will MBR say you already know Allah. And Allah subhanaw taala provided the most, the best, the most optimal environment experience for him to be able to assume that position, and that responsibility.
And then shallow. That's where we're going to stop. And I'm going to talk about the birth of the profits, a lot of them, we talked about the death of Abdullah. So basically, we're done talking about the father of the Prophet. So some we're not done talking about his mother, because his mother did not die, did not pass away till the prophecies and was six years old. So there's obviously some details some time left, and we'll talk about it at that point. There's one last thing, and I know the session is gone kind of long. But there's one last thing I wanted to talk about here. This will not take very long, but it needs to be addressed here. While talking about the immediate family,
particularly the parents of the profits, all of a sudden, there's one question I personally have been asked this question many times. I remember asking this question early on, when I myself was a child and I was growing up. And that is a question about the parents of the profits along the center. And what exactly
do we know? Do we understand? Do we assume about the parents of the profits of money center?
That basically what transpires with the problem with the parents of the Prophet of Allah salon, he said them in the hereafter? You know, are they believers? Are they not believers? Do we consider them believers? Do we not consider them believers? Do we assume that they're going to be in paradise? Do we assume they're not going to be in paradise? What is exactly the answer here?
There are a few opinions, there are a few schools of thought. And there is a little bit of detail to this topic. However, what I first like to share with you is the majority position of the scholars, the position of the majority of scholars throughout Islamic history. So 1400 years of scholarship, what was the position of the majority of those collars? I'll start there. And then I'll get into the details, the position of the majority of Islamic scholarship for 1400 years has been,
we don't have to worry about that.
That's the position.
It's something we don't have a clear answer on. It's something we're really nuts with something we're not going to be asked about in the grave. It's something we're not going to be questioned about on the Day of Judgment, it's something that does not determine is not one of the key points of our emaan and belief system. It's something that we have no accountability for, and that we have no need to discuss. It plays no part in our Deen in our religion and our daily routine and our practices. Nothing.
If you live this, if you leave this world saying every time single time that thought occurs in your head, the question comes up in your mind, or every single time somebody asks you this question, if your responses will Allahu to Allah, Allah moviesbaba. Allah knows best. If your answer every single time is Allah knows best.
That will not interfere that will not impact your success or failure in this dunya or the accident the least bit. In fact, it probably will contribute to your success. Because you realize your limitations, you realize your boundaries, and you leave to allow what is supposed to be left to them. We're not judge, we're not jury, and we're not executioner, definitely. We're neither, you know, they think oftentimes don't play judge, jury and executioner. We're neither don't play the judges don't believe the jury and only the executioner. We're nobody in this decision of who is in Gemini and who is in hell, we have no role or part to play in that
we only play a role in the part in regards to ourselves. So it's more important that we worry about ourselves rather than try to figure out whether somebody else went agenda to paradise or Hellfire, etc, etc. So that is the majority position. And classical scholars used to be so firm on this position. that yes, some classical scholars have indulged have discussed the issue only academically, just so that scholarship had discussed it. But typically scholars with their communities were their congregations, when this issue would come up, and it would become a point of contention or even discussion, scholars would become very angry with the community, and they would
their students, and they would tell them to be quiet and mind your business. And this is not a free discussion. We don't talk about this. We have no business talking about this. And so that's the position of the majority of Islamic scholarship. However, now I'll share just a little bit of detail with you just for academic benefit, just in case just so that you know it's not a total complete cop out what I'm telling you here.
And that is
so that's the first position. Aside from that there are a minority to
minority groups amongst the scholars who do decide to take one position over the other. The first amongst them obviously says that, that the parents of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi, wa sallam, I'll start with one position, that the parents are the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam
are not believers, that they are disbelievers. And there are actually a couple of generations to the effect, where the Prophet of Allah salani said, addressed a Bedouin men and said to him, that, you know, the better one man was asking about his father and the process some kind of took a pause and some contemplation, and then responded to him by saying that my Father and your Father are in the hellfire. There's another narration where the Prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentions, he was found sitting at the grave of his mother, and he was crying profusely, and the Prophet of Allah Salatu, Salam was asked what's what's going on on messenger of Allah. And he says that I came
here, this is the dream of my mother. And I came here and I asked Allah subhanaw taala, for permission to pray, to make dua for her forgiveness. And I was not granted that position that permission, and then I asked for permission to be able to visit her grave. And I was granted that permission. So I'm here and I'm visiting the grave, my mother, and obviously, because being the grave of his mother, he was crying, because he was remembering his mom.
And so these, there's, these are a couple of narrations based off of which some of the scholars actually have taken the position that therefore the parents of the processor were not believers. And, you know, from these generations, we understand that they will not be from the people of the man. And that means what it means in terms of the data. And that and then they go on to discuss though, what about the philosophical question that say, you know, When will our healing say you don't want to sell in? How could his parents, you know, you know, possibly even as a notion, how could they be in Hellfire, but then, of course, that detail is given that, you know, that has no
impact on someone else's, you know, the evil of a family member has no involvement is no obstacle to the success. So the failure of a family member or a parent even is no object to the success of the child and vice versa. No, honey salam, his son perishes as a disbeliever. So it doesn't have one bit one thing, does that have a bearing on the other thing, however, that is their position? This there's a second minority of scholars that actually take firmly the position that no, we're not willing to even put this question aside that we don't know and Allah knows, and we're not going to worry about it. No, the parents of the prophets, Allah, some are believers, they are believers. And
then within that particular opinion, there's a couple of different
ways to go. There's a couple of different understandings of that position, that the parents of the Prophet are believers. The first understanding is that they were those types of people remember I talked about this, I talked about the NFL, I believe it was a third or fourth session from the cedar series, that the NFL there were some individuals before Islam before even the birth of the prophets, a lot of them in ancient Arabia, who worship one God. And some of them actually lived to meet and see the Prophet of Allah Salah what Baba NOFA, and who the process of actually went to and spoke after receiving divine revelation, he happens to be one of those types of individuals. So some of
the people who take this position, basically, legitimize their position by saying, the parents of the process some word from the front, I thought, they were just people who never indulgent. They were good people, they were pure people. And that's very, very possible, implausible, Allah knows best. Some of the people legitimize that position and know the parents or the process of we're believers. They legitimize this position by saying,
there is a very, very weak narration. scholars of Hadith have at length discuss the lack of authenticity in regards to this narration. Nevertheless, there is a very, very weak narration that actually mentioned that after the message of the prophets, a lot s&m came in was established. The parents of the Prophet of Allah Salafi, some were actually brought back to life in which they, they they saw the prophets assembly heard the message, they believed in the message, and then Allah subhanaw taala gave them death again. But this is a very, very extremely weak narration. That's the second way in which his position this opinion is legitimized. The third way and wouldn't in which
his position is rationalized or legitimized is that there's an actual Hadith from the Muslim Ummah Muhammad, which basically says arvato
arbeiten, young tahuna, whom Allah who you're welcome. There was para which Allah will test them on the Day of Judgment. There are four types of people that Allah will test on the Day of Judgment. The first amongst them is a deaf man who could not hear anything.
The second amongst them is
excuse me, a person who lacked intelligence, basically someone who is insane or mentally disabled, somebody who was insane or mentally disabled, who just did not have the the rationality, ability to be able to comprehend the message. And as we know, even through Sharia, that through fic, that one of the conditions to be even obligated to pray and to do all the acts of religion is to be often to be of sound mind. So somebody who's insane or mentally disabled, is not obligated by their religion. The third person is a very, very old person, a senile person, that the message came to this person or Islam came when this person was already in senility. This person was already so old, they really
couldn't understand or comprehend. And the fourth person is a person who died during the Fatah who died during the Fatah. Fatah in Islamic terminology refers to the time period in which no, an extended period of time centuries, during which no profit no messenger of Allah was sent, and the period between the ISA alayhis salam and Muhammad Rasul Allah Islamism, which on the depth based on the different opinions of scholars was anywhere between five to 600 years long. The time period between a sonica salaam and Mohammed Rasul Assam was somewhere between five and 600 years long, no prophet, no messenger was sent. So that is referred to as the Fatah, no prophet, no messenger was
sent. The message was not universal of a sound, the sound was not universal in that sense, it did not reach many, many different parts of the world, until finally the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam came. So that's called the Fatah. So four types of people young Daniela, Houma, La Jolla, milty, Allah, Allah will test these four people on the Day of Judgment, a deaf person, a person who could not hear a person who did was not of sound mind a very old, senile person. And fourthly, someone who died during that time period when nonprofit no messenger no message came, the deaf man will say on the day of judgment to Allah, Oh Allah, Islam came and I couldn't hear anything. I just
couldn't hear I was deaf.
The The, the, the person who was insane or was mentally disabled said Oh Allah, Islam came and the it's an expression in Arabic, what it literally translates to is that the children used to throw feces at me, like cow dung, they would throw cow dung at me. So it's an expression basically, that sometimes when somebody would be mentally disabled or somebody would be crazy, and they would just kind of wander the streets and stuff. Because you know, kids can be kind of mean like little boys, they give any kind of mean sometimes. So they would do is, you know, like, they throw rocks or they make fun. You know, in our day and age, they make fun of people like this. You see comedians mocking
mentally disabled people, and they think it's very funny. They think it's hilarious. So similarly, kids and boys, and they would they would throw things at the mentally disabled. So he says that I was mentally disabled and kids used to pick on me and throw things at me.
The old man was a lifeline came and I was incapable of understanding anything by that point by that age. And the man who died during the sutra will say, Oh Allah, I never witnessed a messenger I never got I never heard or saw witnessed anything from the message. I didn't know anything from the truth. I was never told Allah subhanaw taala will then the way Allah will test them is Allah will safe Okay, fair. That's fair. You all four of you four types of people. Your argument is completely legitimate. Well, I got Lima Rebecca Hayden, Allah does not do Zuma knowledge is not oppressed is not wrong, anyone, even in the least bit. So Allah will say, I will give you a chance. I want you to
promise me that you will obey me. The here's the test. Allah will say I want you to promise me that you will obey me. They will promise it Oh Allah, we will obey me. This is the first time we're witnessing the truth. We promise we will obey you. Allah subhanaw taala will then show them a fire.
And Allah will say go inside the fire.
Walk into the fire. Those who walk into the fire will actually find it to become peaceful and blessing for them. Basically, it says the test is just like the outside door looks like a fire they enter through it. And what do they find on the other side? They find genuine paradise in the blessing of Allah, the mercy of Allah, those who refuse and say I'm walking into the fire, I don't care who says it.
Then those people will receive the punishment of Allah, they disbelieved. They get a chance, opportunity. That's what life is like, right? That's what life is like. We listened to Allah subhanaw taala we obey Allah, whether it completely makes sense to us or not. Right? I lose an opportunity to make money through Riba through interest. But I don't worry I don't fret I'm not concerned why because Allah told me to it might seem like right now in the short term, I lost out on some money because I wasn't willing to do something that disobeyed Allah, but in the long run, it's gonna pay off. peace and tranquility will come to me and just life in general will come to me I will
be entered into Jenna in the hereafter. We will be alone, in spite of some difficulty and adversity, similar to those people will be willing to walk through what will look like fire to reach into genuine paradise because Allah told them to and those who refuse they failed the test.
Subhan Allah so this. So some of the eyes I was, as I was mentioning, the minority of scholars actually take different position that know the parents of the prophets, a lot of them are in Jenna, then those people, some of them legitimize the opinion by saying his parents qualify as the people of Fatah.
Because they never received a message today. I mean, even if the mother of the system is passing away at the age of six, then again, the message hasn't come. So, therefore, they never received the message. So they qualify as a people of Fatah. So these are the two opinions. There are classical scholars on either side of the opinion. But like I said, the vast majority, the bulk of the scholars just don't discuss this issue. We have the utmost love and respect and admiration for our messenger peace and blessings be upon him. We learned about his parents has very amazing admirable people. And we
we have no we have no decision, no role to play in anywhere in this entire discussion. So we don't worry about it. And that's basically the summary of the discussion. So that kind of, I just wanted to tack this on to the end of today's session, that this philosophical or even Islamic question for that matter, that often comes up in people's minds. I've been asked this question multiple numerous times, about well, what about the parents of the prophecies and what do we know about them? Are they generally what exactly are the believers, disbelievers, etc? Well, Lahu Tanana Musab, we have the utmost respect for the Messenger of Allah and his family. And we don't even have to worry about what
exactly transpired and that is Allah subhanaw taala decision, we just worry about ourselves and we learn about our blended messenger ceylonese him so that we know what is the standard so that we have this amazing, most excellent, amazing, practical role model in front of us in our lives. inshallah, we'll go ahead and stop here for today. next session next week inshallah we will talk about the birth of the Prophet of Allah, Allah He said on May Allah subhanho wa Taala give us all the proper understanding of the life of the messenger sallallahu Sallam and allow us to become closer and closer to his example Subhana Allah He will be hungry he Subhana columbium Nick Nationale La ilaha
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