Seerah 012 – Halimah’s Blessing
Channel: Abdul Nasir Jangda
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You're listening to lm Institute podcast, visit us on the web at vollum institute.org. And join us on [email protected] slash polam Institute Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah. Allah, Allah, he was so happy he is marine
shala we're going to continue with our sessions on the prophetic biography, this era of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
We had actually taken a week off in between, but the last session that we had two weeks ago, was dedicated to talking about, of course, we up until this point, we've talked about the pre Islamic condition of the Arabs. We've talked about the family, the lineage of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. We've talked about his immediate family members, his grandparents, his parents, his uncle's, his aunts. And we talked about even the time immediately before the birth of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam what was being experienced by his mother,
the passing of his father. And then we also talked about the actual birth of the prophets a lot a solemn, some of the key incidents, some of the miraculous events that took place, the night of the birth of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And then in the last session, we talked about, well, obviously, after birth as a baby, as a child as an infant, the most immediate need and the most immediate situation of the prophets Nelson's life was just being nursed was being taken care of. And something very interesting that we talked about in the last session, that I'll just reiterate here before we move on to this week's session, is that the Prophet of Allah sallallahu
alayhi wa sallam was, as was the customer at that time and continues to be in many parts of the world, that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam was nursed by women other than his mother, other than his biological mother, he was breastfed he was nursed by other women.
And the reason why that's so significant, is in the Arab culture of that time. And Islam maintained this and solidified this and perfected this, that when a child has been nursed by a woman, that woman basically becomes a mother for that child, she ends up becoming his milk mother, his robot, home rather, so she basically becomes a mother to him. And the reason why that's important from a from, from a social and even a legal meaning and Islamic perspective, is that she is she has a mother like relationship with him, meaning he can get married to her, she doesn't have to observe a job from him, etc, etc. and one woman nursing or feeding a child actually establishes other
relationships as well. So if she's nursed any other babies, any other children, then they become brothers and sisters to that child. And if she has her own biological children, they also become brothers and sisters. So this, it creates a whole extended nother family for this individual. And that's very important to understand and know. So, but what's very, very interesting is that, at the very least, we know by name in more authentic narrations, there's actually some narrations which
tell us that maybe there were more than this. But from very clear, authentic narrations. We know a minimum of four women who nursed who breastfed the Prophet of Allah salallahu alayhi wa sallam, obviously, his biological mother, Amina, there was the two individuals or two women who we talked about in the previous session two weeks ago, number one was through weyba. And he would later on also accept Islam. And then she was the slave girl who was owned by Abu lahab. And he actually freed her immediately, as soon as he brought him the news of the birth of the Prophet sallallahu sallam. But being so close to the family and having spent years with the family, having nursed many of the
children in that family, she still continued to remain close to the family. Even though she was free. She was no longer a slave. She still remained close and so she obviously nurse the Prophet of Allah sallallahu Sallam she had also nursed the uncle of the prophet SAW some hams out of the lava, I know. And that's why the process element him at a very special relationship.
Another woman who we talked about very extensively who nursed the Prophet system was a man, the woman by the name of Baraka, Omo, a man who would accept Islam later on, she would make the hits, and she was very near and dear to the Prophet sallallahu sallam. She was actually an again, I'm jumping ahead but we'll talk about in more detail. She would accompany the mother of the prophets alongside them on various journeys. And she lived with them she was basically owned by the mother of the prophets a lot of a sudden, later on the process and would inherit her and of course he would free her, but she was somebody who was very close to the process of them and the Prophet of Allah.
A lot Ethan's mother. And after the prophets Allah asylums mother passed away, which is something we'll talk about later. She basically became the mother figure in the prophets polysomes life. He was very attached to her. He was very close to her. There's actual narrations, which talk about the fact that I spoke about this last time that the process that I have, I used to hear him that he would refer to her when he would speak to her when he would address her, he would actually address her as Yeah.
So you wouldn't even address her with Rakuten? Yeah, like almost a month or something because he wasn't his biological mother. But he was so emotionally attached her you would actually call her mother, he would refer to as your own. And, and then I mentioned some other things from her biography, which were mentioned in the previous session. She, of course, accepted Islam. Later on, she would marry zeytinburnu haritha, the the adopted son of the Prophet has a meaning to the child that the process had taken care of, and he had raised him and from them, of course, that child Osama bin Zayed or the Allahu anhu ma was born, who was also very near and dear to the Prophet of Allah
ceylonese him. That's why he was often referred to as hibou rasulillah because he was the son of not only that child that the process of had raised or taking care of Zaid bin haritha, but he was also the son of the own, right the rabbi on the nursing mother of the Prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. But the reason why I kind of recap, this is the specific thing I want to mention before I go on to talking about the fourth woman who nursed the Prophet of Allah Salah, the sentiment is, out of these four women who nurse the Prophet of Allah salon ism. Two of them were African.
Two of them were African, both both through a bat and a man were African. And to be very clear and blunt about it, they were black, they were African. And and if we think that, you know, we've maybe seen some racism, or we still have some level of racism left till today and, you know, we're concerned about it at that point in time, in that place in that region, in that culture. It was unbelievable. I mean, an African was to these Arabs to the purest of these Arabs, the Qureshi Arabs. The Qureshi Arabs had such a superiority complex, that they they they thought they were better than even other Arabs.
You know, they used to look down on the other Arabs that unsolved later on who would be called the unsought of the ocean. The Hassan's and yesterday used to be look decent look down on them. They were Masaki, they were poor people. They weren't that classy, they weren't high class, they weren't very pure. They didn't have great lineage. So there was such severe racism at that time. And so hon Allah, Allah subhanaw taala divinely instituted, that his beloved messenger Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam would be a role model would be a role model for generations for centuries, to come for the entire world, from people, for people for all from all four corners of the world of all
shapes, colors and sizes and languages. And Allah subhanaw taala, divinely alesmith A divinely arranged for the fact that two of the women who were the mothers the milk mothers of the Prophet of Allah loves him were African women. And one of them was so near and dear to the process of that for the rest of his life. He would refer to her as his mother, he would introduce her to people as his mother. So Hannah law so it's it's a really interesting perspective that we gained from that. Now, the fourth woman who nursed the Prophet of Allah sallallahu sallam, and this is a very, very well known famous story from the life from the seat of the Prophet of Allah Salallahu alaihe salam was a
woman by the name of Halima bint Halima. Bent Ibiza, wave a Saudia alright Halima Saudia. All right, Sadie. Oh, because she was from Bonnaroo sad. She was from the tribe of Busan, she was from a tribe that was named that that's why she's referred to as a Saudia but she was Halima bent a be the wave.
And so basically, is how very famously in his car, he mentioned
that the custom of that time was that especially for the duration for the inhabitants, for the families, especially the elite, the high class families, or leadership families in Makkah from Croatia, was that they wanted their children to grow up in a very nice, clean, pure environment, away from city life, away from any type of pollution, there might be away from any type of dangers that were there present in the city. At the same time, particularly at the time, and again, you see the divine arrangement of the tetapi of the Prophet of Allah sallallahu Sallam that during that time that the processor was born there was actually a disease that
was spreading in Makkah, and it was, it was affecting infants. So there was a lot of infant mortality during the time, during the birth of the Prophet of Allah salani sent him, it was a very common problem in Makkah and operational growing very concerned about this. I mean, especially for a son, you know, they can risk losing a son, right. He was a future he was a leadership. So people in Croatia really latched on to this practice of, you know, these these wet nurses what they would call, so these women who lived out in the countryside, and they would have many children of their own, and especially when they would have small children themselves, so that they will be physically
capable of nursing another child, what they would do in order to earn some money and to be able to, you know, make life a little bit better for themselves out there in the boonies, what they would do is, they would come into my car, they would approach the families of Quraysh. And they would offer to take their children away from the disease away from city life away from any danger away from pollution. And also the language was also an influence as well, because mica was an epicenter was a cosmopolitan city. So mcuh was a trade center. All right, and because of that, people were coming to America from far and wide. And people were coming to market to do business. And that was naturally
obviously affecting the language and the purity of the speech for the people in Mecca. And for the people of Pradesh. They didn't want their children growing up speaking. You know, Spanglish, right? They didn't we understand what that is, especially here in Texas, they didn't want their kids growing up speaking Spanglish. All right, they wanted them.
You know, like, like our kids, like they see kids, you know, may find home, right? Like, what does that mean? Right, so it's half full, do half English. So they didn't want their kids like growing up like that they wanted them speaking, proper, clean, pure, authentic language. All right, eloquent speech. And so that was an obviously another motivation. So these women would come. And they would basically, you know, take these children from their families, they would request them to give their children to them, and they would give their children over to whatever woman seemed most suited or best. And it was almost like a first come first serve type of basis. And these women would take
those children, they would keep them out there for a minimum of two years. And during that time, of course, they would bring them back occasionally, sometimes on an annual basis, or semi annual basis, or the families themselves would go out and visit the children. And it still seems kind of strange. I mean, even that concept, that notion to us seems extremely strange, right? Like what kind of a mother would be okay, not seeing her newborn baby for six months at a time. But again, different cultures, different practices, and they had their own personal reasons for doing so. Especially if you take the reason of the disease became very, very apparent at that time, and being very dangerous
at that time. So that makes ends up making a lot of sense. Nevertheless, that was their practice. So these women from Burnaby, South,
they ride towards Mecca to get babies and because there were there was a financial incentive, they would get money in exchange in return for this. So the right towards markets to come and take some of these wealthy babies, you know, babies of wealthy families and leaders families, so that they got some hookups, they got some connections plus, they'll get paid. It was a win, win win situation all around. And so they're coming to get these children to take them back and raise them for a couple of years and nurse them and take care of them and raise them properly. Amongst these women who decides to come is Halima?
Halima Sadia radi Allahu anunciado de la now because later on, she would accept Islam, but nevertheless, we'll talk about the situation at hand, but Halima comes to maracas as well to receive one of these babies. Now, we know a little bit about her. I'll start off the very top, so her name is Halima bent Ibiza wave. Her father was known as a booth wave. His name was actually Abdullah bin al Hadith. And he was from the tribe of Banu Syed and Halima herself. She was married to a man by the name of Allah Hadith bin Abdullah Riza and Harris bin Abdullah bin Rafa and he was also from Busan. He was from the same tribe. So the woman's name is Halima her husband's name is that Hadith.
They were and they had some biological children. They had their own children, some children of their own, they had a son by the name of Abdullah bin al Hadith. They had a daughter by the name of Luna a segmental Hadith, and they had a third daughter by the name of who dafa. And some books actually tell us that her name was actually do Dima. This is a common issue that often occurs in history is the little bit of discrepancy in terms of where the dots are placed. So either Her name was drama, or her, excuse me for that fun drama, that would mean something terrible, but her name was either with alpha, or her name was Dima. So there's a dispute in history books she was actually known as
she was known as shaimaa.
She was more popularly known as shaimaa. That was kind of like her nickname. And that's what we she was known for. And later on in the scene of the process of she will actually come up, she actually comes back much, much later during the prophets polysomes days in Medina, she actually comes and visits the Prophet of Allah ceylonese. Um, it's a very, very beautiful story, inshallah, when we get there, we'll talk about it. But nevertheless, so she had three children of her own a son and two daughters, and so Halima, she actually tells her story herself. And she says that,
you know, it was, it was a year of drought, who's a very, very severe drop that we were experiencing there in Busan, where we lived. And so especially because of the drought, normally, we tried to live by raising some, some livestock by growing some, you know, vegetation by by doing some farming, you know, raising some livestock, that's how we tried to make a living. But because it was such a severe drought, nothing would grow animals were dying, it was very, very difficult. So a lot of the women in the area who had young children themselves, they decided to go to Makkah, and let's, you know, work as a wet nurse for the next couple of years. And maybe that'll help us take care of our
families. And so you obviously see here that even the women are stepping up and you know, if need be, even at that time in that culture they're taking, they're they're stepping up and doing what they can for their families. So she says there were about 10 women, we rode out towards Mecca. Now, typically in a lot on a long journey, especially for women, or even for men who maybe weren't very used to riding on a camel was something that is very uncomfortable to make a long journey on. It's a very durable animal, but it's also very uncomfortable. The Arabs would actually talk quite a bit about this. horses were something that, you know, people only who were used to them were accustomed
to, it could actually ride a horse for such a long journey. So typically, in this situation, when they had a long journey to take, and it was like a woman who had no experience, not a lot of expertise in writing an animal for a long journey. They would travel on mules, donkeys, they would travel on mules. All right, it was a little bit easier. It was a little bit more comfortable. So they would travel on mules or donkeys. So she said the it was a very severe drought. And I had I was riding a mule. She says, she says I was riding a mule. And with me was my husband. And we had our children with us. Actually, she says we had left our two older daughters back there and boussard
with some family, we had our son with us, Abdullah, who was an infant at this time as well, he was this this brother of the promises of this milk, brother of the prophets, a lot of them was very close to him and age. So he was a newborn baby himself. So he said, we just had the newborn baby with us. He was on the camel with my husband, and I myself was writing the mule. Now she says that we were all stricken with a drought and by no sad, but she said we happen to be one of the poorest families in that area. She said our mule was she describes a mule that it was brown in color. And it was very, very weak, because we didn't have enough food to properly feed it. It was very, very weak.
She said the camel that my husband was writing was a she camel, and we brought the she camel so that we could milk it and that would basically be our sustenance, our food during the journey and I would be nursing My child, she says but again, due to a lack of food that we were able grain that we were able to feed the camel or the mule, the mule was becoming weak, and therefore it was becoming very slow. And the camel was not giving any milk. The camel was not providing any milk. So as a consequence, me and my husband were hungry, we were starving on the journey. And as a consequence of that I was unable to breastfeed My child, my baby. So she's describing their condition. Again, one
common qualm that I have is that a lot of times when we talk about theatre, and that's kind of the objective here, when we talk about theater, it's too much of a long, long time ago in a faraway place. Or it's kind of skimmed over where we don't really realize a situation. I mean, I want you to understand exactly what's going on you. This is like your car, running out of gas in the middle of nowhere. And it's the middle of the night, and you're hungry and you're tired and you're scared.
And you have you not just you but you have your wife and your newborn baby with you. And nobody has anything to eat or drink and your car runs out of gas and you're stranded in the middle of nowhere. I want you to imagine what that must have what that must have felt like, what that feels like the level of desperation that you have the low level of hopelessness, that sorts of settlement, how frustrated and angry and you know, confused and worried you
So that's her situation. She's describing it. She's saying we're hungry, my baby's hungry. But you know, the mule won't even move anymore because it's hungry. The camel is hungry. So it's not giving any milk. And all around is everything's just falling apart. And we're trying to go towards monka. And because the mule has become so slow, she says that, that we were about 10 women 10 families that had left to go to McCain received these babies, they've gone way ahead of us, we got left behind. So we're by ourselves, we're completely left behind. And she talks about why that was a dual problem. Not did we get left behind that we're by ourselves on such a long journey. But there was another
reason why that was a huge problem. She'll tell us about that in a little bit. So she says, nevertheless, this is our condition. But but some way somehow, we continue to push on and push forward. And we keep motivating ourselves. She actually talks about the fact that, you know, and and the night before we reached Makkah, the night weekend, we at night, you can travel at night, there was no driving straight through. You didn't just take shifts driving the night was the night you were in the middle of the desert, there was no like, you had to set up camp before the sun fully set. You have to stop, you have to build a fire, you have to set up some type of a tent, you have to
tie up your camel, otherwise you'd be stuck in the dark. All right, and so she said we camped out, and we had about a day's journey left for mocha. And by that time our situation becomes so severe, my baby was so starving and so hungry, that the baby cried all night long. And we stayed up with the baby all night long. So on top of everything else, we're fatigued, we're tired. We haven't slept in two days. And she says some way somehow we arrive in Mecca, in this condition. But she says,
What do I find? When I arrived in Makkah, I arrived in Mecca to find that all the other women have gone out, gone around and basically received all of the babies from all the good families, all the families that could afford to pay somebody. All the families that were you know that people were very, the women were very motivated. were very interested in getting the babies of those families. Because they were rich, they were wealthy, they were influential. They were important people. Everybody's picked up children. And I'm the only one who's left. And she said I made the rounds to the people. We had heard of the families that we had heard were expecting. We I made the rounds and
found out they said no, we already gave it to her and we gave it to her and we gave it to her. And I'm getting rejected from every home. Until finally she says I hear about but there is one baby every home I go to they tell me, but there is one baby that I don't think anybody picked up yet. And that is the grandchild of Abu Talib.
That's Mohammed Abdullah, Mohammed, the son of Abdullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
And she said even I, this is a very interesting thing. Halima, she says herself in the narration, that even I, when every single home, they would tell me about this baby, I would immediately tell myself, I would think to myself, I do not want that baby. And she said, in fact, when I got to McCain, I spoke to the women do you know if there's any children left? They said, as far as we know, there's only one baby because we all went to that house to inquire about the baby. But we decided not to take that baby.
And the reason for that was in the huya team, because he's an orphan. His father has died, his father's passed away. He comes from a good family and his grandfather's a big person. But his grandfather's got a lot on his plate. He's got a whole extended family, he's got lots of grandchildren, he's got a whole city and a tribe to take care of grandfather's too busy, we're never going to get any FaceTime without the muttalib. I've done that. It was like a legend. He was like a living legend. We're not going to get any FaceTime without him.
You would have to deal with the parents. You'd have to work out a deal with the parents. And the father is dead.
So the mother, what can she provide? What can she give?
Even financially, we're not really sure what she's got, what she doesn't have how our situation is with her family? And we don't know. So we can't really depend on you know, depending on some woman to the mother to compensate us because of the culture at that time. And so the father is dead, so money's not even sure and even if the mother can guarantee money,
it's still not. I mean, it still doesn't provide the other incentive. We're not getting the hookup. You know, you're not going to be you know, connected to some important guy in Makkah. She's just an average woman in Mecca. So what's the point of that it's not some big time hookup. So nobody was motivated to
Take Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam Halima herself says I was not motivated to take on sola Salatu. Salam either.
And so she says I but after I made all the rounds, I realized there was only one child left to take. And that was that your team Boy,
that was your team boy, your team baby. So she says, I go there. And I tell my husband, that look, there's no nothing left. And and my husband said, Okay, then let's head back. And she says no, I don't want to go back empty handed.
I don't want to go back empty handed. You know, you know, even if we don't get any money out of this, it will be embarrassing for me. Because all the other women came there and they picked up a baby and they at least came back with something. You know, if we don't get any money out of this deal, nobody will know that. That'll be our private little business. But at least we'll save some face. Right at least I did come back with a baby. At least I didn't show empty handed. You know, at least I got hired to some position. So I didn't come back unemployed like I went. So I'll go pick up that baby, I don't care. And she said, my husband told me the same thing. You don't lie. She says my
husband tells me a hadith. He says for us, Allahu Allah nafi. He Baraka.
He says, You never know God could put some blessing in in that child for us. God could provide some huge blessing for us, in that child through that child. So go ahead, go pick up the child if you want to.
So she says I go there, I received the child I take the child. Now, here's where it gets very interesting. Remember, she said that my child had been crying for two days, because I had not been able to nurse him properly. I had not been able to feed him properly. I was starving. I was hungry. I was out of milk.
She says that as soon as I picked up that child, and typically what would the procedure that was there was when the witness would come the mother the family would actually ask the wet nurse to nurse the child to feed the child they're in the home so that they would at least feel some comfort, they would at least feel comfortable letting her leave with the child that the child is comfortable with this woman and he he nurses from this woman. So that was kind of like your interview. That was the that was a test run. All right. She says that as soon as I picked him up, and I brought him close to myself. And he started nursing. She said I was able to feed him.
And she said I fed him until he was completely done. And she said I was so like, surprised and shocked by this. But then at the same time. So you know, grateful for the opportunity. I told him I asked him Can you hold on just for a second I got I think here's something real quick. And she said my baby Abdullah, who was with me, I picked him up and I nursed him as well.
I said, I don't know what's going on. But whatever is going on, I got to take care of this situation. So she said I fed my own son. And she said Subhanallah he drank and he, you know, nursed until he was perfectly okay, he was full.
And there was no explanation. And immediately it hit me something special is starting to happen. So I told him, you know, if you guys are okay, I would love to take your child and I'll take care of them. And now all of a sudden very motivated. Now it's kind of like, okay, you're the baby, you got the baby, you still left. It wasn't like that anymore. Now I was on it was like, please let me take your child, I'll take care of him. Look, I'm here is my father's name is this my grandfather was such and such, my husband and so on. So you can ask anybody about us, everybody knows us. And so the mother of the prophets a lot. He said, of course very reluctantly, like any mother would, she hands
over the Prophet of Allah ceylonese him to this woman Halima.
She says that I go back, I told my husband, I've brought this child. My husband's very happy for me.
And so we immediately pack up our stuff. Because when I got back there, I begged the women to please at least wait for me. Look, you guys left us behind. On the way here. Right? Please, at least wait for us. You know, give give us a little bit of a chance. You know, wait for us until I come back. I'm just gonna go get that baby. I'll be right back. So when I get back, they're all packed up and they're ready and they're waiting. So as soon as I get back, my husband's ready to go to. So I pick up the baby get back onto my meal and we start to leave.
But where it gets interesting is my mule is perfectly fine. It's walking fast. It's perfectly okay like there was never any problem. And she says we get a little bit out of luck and then we have to camp there that night. And before going to sleep my husband's like, you know, are you hungry? She says yes, I'm hungry. Are you hungry? Yeah, we're both hungry. He said let me go try to milk the camel. See if we have any luck.
He's like, why are you gonna bother? We tried so many times. It's not happening. It's not working.
So he says, Okay, let me at least try.
So she says that my husband goes and he milks the she camel.
And it's the bowl is full.
I drank, my husband drank, too, we were full, and there was still leftover, so much milk. I was able to nurse my child again, nurse, the prophet of Allah ceylonese. And I'm again, and she said, we all slept that night. And she actually said, she says it when I look back, and I think that was probably the most peaceful, amazing sleep and rest I've ever had my entire life.
She's slept like a baby, with babies. Right? Anybody who has babies? No, you never sleep like a baby, when you have babies. But she said I did that night. And it was amazing.
And we woke up the next morning, and we head back, were able to reach our home. And when we reach our home, she said, we were stricken by a drought we were we were we had been stricken by a drought, a horrible, terrible drought and famine. And she said, but even in Bonanza, the land that my husband own was probably the worst.
She said it was terribly just barren, who was dry, it was hard. It was terrible land.
And so she said, actually, one of the reasons why I had to go to MCI and get a baby and make some money was because even our livestock was dying, because we couldn't even graze them on our own land. And it was very difficult to negotiate with another landowner to let your animals go and graze on their land, because then they would want your animals like what's in it for me. So we would have to keep selling part some of our animals to allow our other, you know, the herd the rest of the herd, to be able to properly graze that slowly, our herd was being thinned off. So we were going broke. So she says, but I get back.
And we arrived there. And before you know it, you know, our land is the greenest patch of land in the entire tribe, in the entire region,
our goats and our sheep grace of their fill.
And the goats when we milk them, so much milk comes out of them, actually, we were able to start a very, very good successful milk business.
We had the best milk store in town, before you knew it, my husband was selling milk.
And everything was great. And she said I actually the other people who lived around us,
they used to look at us and their drought was still continuing. And so their land was very barren, and their animals can graze properly. And these are just come standard and look at our property and be like what is going on here?
What's going on here.
And she said that even a couple of the tribes leaders who were very wealthy, and these have shepherds, they would hire shepherds to take care of their hurt. So we were simple folk, my husband would do it himself, but, and my husband and later on the the kids, the boys, they would do it themselves. But some of the more the tribes, leaders, they would actually hire shepherds to take care of their herds and their flocks. And he said that they used to scold their shepherds saying, Why aren't you able to feed? You know, my herd or my flock properly? Why are my animals dying? Why are they not providing milk? Look at the animals of Hadith.
Look at the animals of Hadith. Why is he able to sell more milk than I can? What is going on? You must be lazy, you must not be feeding my animals properly. So she said it was like a whole situation was going on? It was unbelievable. Like it wasn't some subtle thing. Even those subtle little things. Those are butterflies and blessings from Allah subhanho wa barakaatuh from Allah. But you know what I mean by subtle things is something small that you notice about your own situation. It's something very small that you're able to No, no, no, it wasn't like this. It was like, in your face. It was like very obvious and apparent. It was miraculous. It was shocking.
And he said this, and she says that this continued on to the point where other people, the other women, you know, the women would get together and they would talk and since they had all brought family, they had all brought children from the families of Quraysh. So they had something in common. They used to talk about it, like how's the kid doing with you? What about the kid that you brought back? How was he doing? And they would talk? And she said that the women would start to comment to me, could they look around my house and they look at my land and they look at the animals and they see the milk store running and
and my and my kids were like, you know you very healthy and they're doing good and they're happy and it's just unbelievable. So he said the women would actually sit there and look at me because remember she said that I used to be the I was the
Loser, I was always the poor Myskina I was the one with the broke husband, and the dried up land, and the animals that were about to die. You know, I was always the Myskina in the group. I was always on Oh, she's poor, you know, feel bad for her, I was always the one that everybody felt bad for. And all of a sudden, they're looking at me, and they actually would come. And they would say that you have acquired some huge blessing in your life.
You have acquired some amazing blessing in your life. We're not sure what it is, we're not sure exactly why or what or how or when, or when, from where, but you've acquired some unbelievable, huge blessing in your life, because there's no other explanation for this.
And she's, she then goes on to comment or aside from this miraculous turn of events. And she says, myself and my husband, now, this is what was going on. And this is how the people were saying, but what were they talking about privately in their own home. So she said, me and my husband, we said, we would sit together. And we would talk and we traced this complete, you know, you know, change of luck. You know, as we say, as a figure of speech, the whole turn of events, the whole drastic change. When we traced it back, we were able to trace it back to the day we picked up it also lost a lot. Hmm.
And she's, uh, me and my husband, we came to the same conclusion. And so we actually said to each other, that this child is the reason why we have all this Buttercup blessing. It is this child.
There's another beautiful, amazing story that he actually then goes on to comment that, and the Prophet of Allah salon essentially said, aside from just us getting so many blessings in our life, there was something unique about him. This child had a new to his face. Like he just had this appealing attractive, like he had this magnetic quality to him. You'd want him to sit or even as a baby, you just want to sit around and just look at him all the time. People would come over and just want to sit there and just hold him all the time. He had this magnetic quality about him.
And then she actually she says that as he started to grow up, you know, as he became went from an infant to a toddler started walking around, crawling around and walking around and stuff. He was about two years old. She said he didn't look like an average two year old. He was taller than an average two year old. He was healthier than average two year old. You know, he seems stronger than an average two year old. He seemed a lot more intelligent than the average two year old. There was something special about the child. He was physically emotionally intellectually gifted. You wouldn't cry, you wouldn't scream. He wouldn't, you know, fuss.
He was very calm, smooth. There was some there was a calming, serene quality that this child had about him. He was tall, he was strong. He was intelligent, he was smart. He would pick up you would speak.
You know, there was something special about this child, and SubhanAllah. She tells a beautiful story that actually comes later. But I'll tell you now, she actually mentioned a beautiful story about the Prophet sallallahu sallam. She says that, you know, and because it was something so special about the child, and we knew that this child was the source of all these book, buttercups and blessings in our lives, we had instructed our oldest daughter,
we had instructed our oldest daughter Shima to listen, you know, you and your brother, you know, your your brothers, Abdullah and Muhammad, you know, the love being your biological brother and Muhammad being your your milk brother. You know, so, Muhammad and your brother Abdullah, you know, they're their little kids, they run around, they do crazy things, you know, like boys do. Right? So they, they, you know, they do crazy things like little boys do and stuff like that, that's fine. But I want you to always keep an eye on him. I want you to always watch him. I want you to watch out for Mohamad, I want you to take care of him, I want you to watch him, okay, he's your responsibility. I
want you to keeping an eye on him. I want you to be a big, a good older sister.
And so we had kind of emphasized her to always watch out for him. And she says that one day in the house, I look around and I don't see any of the children in the house.
And so I go outside, and I see that the sun was at its peak. And when the sun would be at its peak like that, and it's Arabia, it's the desert. So she said when the sun would be at its peak like that. Even the animals would go and try to find shades.
Even the animals would go huddled up underneath the trees would go and sit in the shadow that was cast by maybe the wall of the house or something they would all eat the animals would all find the shades and they would you know recede into the shades and they would basically rest they would sleep she literally has gotten behind
They would literally take a nap, they would go into the shades, they would rest because it was so hot until it would cool down a little bit, then they would come back out. So it's that time of the day where even the animals can take it. You won't even see an animal out there in the sun. And she said, I don't see the children's I know the children aren't outside of this time. Why would they go out at this time? It's bad for you. It's very unhealthy. You can get sick.
And she says, I look out.
And I see my daughter
with the one Why put in charge of Rasulullah Salah, I'm in charge of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, I see her sitting with Muhammad, outside in the middle of the grass, not underneath the tree not sitting next to the wall, just sitting there in the middle in the open.
And so I specifically told her it not only is that bad for the kids, but I told her she was older and she's intelligent. I told her Listen, watch out for him. He's a little kid.
So she says I rush out there. And I'm screaming, I'm furious. Like, you know, like moms get. So she says I rush out there. What are you guys doing out there, get inside, you're gonna get sick, don't sit underneath the sun like this. And I actually when I get out there, I see that Mohammed is kind of like laying down in the grass here like kids do. He's laying down in the grass and shame is sitting next to him. And they're just chilling. And I go out there and I say, What are you doing? Sir? You know, scolding, I started yelling at my daughter, what are you doing? sitting out here, you're gonna get sick, and he's a little kid and he's gonna get sick, you should know better. I told
you. And she says No, mom, everything's okay. She says, What do you mean, everything's okay. She says, I've been watching little brother.
I've been watching little brother.
And one thing I noticed was, he walks around during the daytime outside. Like, doesn't bother him.
And then I was like, how did you walk around during the daytime like that during noon, and it doesn't bother him, she sat until I noticed something I looked up, and there's always a cloud over him casting a shade on him.
There's always a cloud casting a shade on him. And as he moves the cloud and the shade moves,
it's always there.
And so he just comes out here and he just chills
is not affected by it. And she she said I actually come and I sit right next to him. So I get some of that say to
so hon Allah.
And, and Halima already believed that there was something amazing about this child. And so it's, it's just adding to the list of things. So she's like, unbelievable, amazing.
So, anyways, when the Prophet of Allah ceylonese, and reaches the age of two, that was usually the tradition, the culture, the custom, that when the child would reach the age of two, it was time to take them back home.
So she comes back to Makkah, because the mother of the prophet SAW someone is expecting him and expecting her to bring him back. So she goes back to Makkah. And she arrives there and she says, I did not want to give this child up. I did not,
you know, not only because of all the blessings, right? Like we were living it up. So I not only did I not want to lose all those blessings in my life, but there was just an attachment I had also developed to the child. So I didn't want to give the child up.
And so when I reached back there, I go there. And the mother, of course, is very the mother of the process and is very ecstatic, very happy to be reunited with her child.
And I, I tried to talk to her mother that, you know, did you ever consider did you think about maybe sending him for some more time? And she says no, absolutely not. Right? Being a mother. She says no, we're good.
And so she's like, I start to get kind of anxious. My anxieties build into my husband's salary, calm down, it's okay, relax, it'll be alright. My anxieties building and she said, some heinola. Again, this is by the divine plan and wisdom of Allah subhanaw taala.
He said it just so happened that that disease that was going around MCI at that time, that a lot of babies and a lot of little kids were falling ill and dying because of she said it was there were there had been a lot of cases very recently. It was at its peak. A lot of kids I've gotten sick, a lot of little babies had just recently died.
And so that occurred to me and I told her I told the Prophet Sessoms mother Amina that, you know, I just got here in America and I heard about all these kids that are getting sick and that are dying in Mecca.
I know you wouldn't want to and even I've grown so attached to your child in the last couple of years. I wouldn't want anything to happen to Muhammad. He's like a son to me too. I wouldn't want anything to happen to this beautiful boy.
So let me take him back out there, it's clean, it's safe, it's away from all this mess. It's a dirty city, it's clean and safe out there. Let me take him out there for a little bit longer until he's a little bit older, his immune systems a little bit stronger, he's a little more intelligence, he won't go and, you know, stick, you know, stick his hand in something nasty or go and get sick or play with other sick little kids, you know, he, he'll be a little bit more older and you'll be easier to take care of and watch and protect in Sharla.
So she tells she convinces the mother of the profits of lanessa. And she's able to bring the hum of the Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, back to Noosa back to her land back to her farm or whatever you want to call it. And she's able to bring him back there. And they're the prophets, a lot of them stayed with her. There's not an exact of indie authentic narrations are not an exact amount of time that's given but it was about maybe anywhere between six to six months to about a year.
He was there a little bit longer than that, actually, maybe about a year and a half. He stayed more with Halima. But during that year and a half. During that by year and a half, something very, very, a very significant event occurred, a big deal. It was a real, real, serious incident that occurred. And again, that's very well known to us. It's very commonly mentioned in the seat of the profits a lot. So in the prophetic biography, and that was the angels Djibouti lolly Salaam coming down, splitting the chest of the prophets, a lot of them and cleansing and washing his heart, the entire incident the entire narration, inshallah I'll share with everyone next week, inshallah in the next
session, because otherwise it will go a little too long, but nevertheless, that event occurred and then we'll talk about what was the aftermath of that event, and what exactly happened as a consequence to that event occurring and we'll talk about the event itself inshallah, through the actual narrations in detail. May Allah subhanaw taala give us the understanding of the life of the prophet to Lisa, me a lot smarter blesses with the true love of Allah and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Subhana Allah He will be humble he so Hannukah long Hambrick Mashallah La ilaha illa Anta the saphira community willick