Seerah 017 – The Teenage Years

Abdul Nasir Jangda

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You're listening to lm Institute's podcast, visit us on the web at vollum institute.org. And join us on [email protected] slash Colum Institute smilla al hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah. Allah Allah He was so happy as Mary

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shala we're continuing with our series on the prophetic biography the seer of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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In last week's session, we talked about in the previous session, rather, we talked about the one of the very interesting experiences that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam had during his childhood. And as we talked about the difference of narrations, whether he was 12 years old, and some narration say that he was maybe a little bit younger, regardless of the fact you can understand his age to be about 10 to 12 years old. When the prophets a lot of them had this very interesting experience that he traveled with his uncle to towards the area of a sham. And over there, they ran into the famous monk of that time that Arab Hadar and how Heyerdahl was very fascinated to not only

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meet the Prophet sallallahu wasallam, but he was very interested in confirming if the prophets a lot of them was actually in fact, the Prophet of the Last Times, that he had read about that he was that he had some information in regards to now and we talked about towards the end of the session how the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was brought back to Mecca and we talked about the difference of narrations and how majority of the books of Sierra basically say that Abu Talib himself chose to bring the prophets Allah tala back out actually Han however that exactly played out is,

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is a detail. Nevertheless, the prophet peace be upon him was brought back to the safety and security of Makkah, and his overall family that was there. And the prophets, a lot of them continue to grow up as now a teenager in Makkah. Now, one other very interesting thing

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about the prophets a lot asylums youth. So today's session will basically focus on the youth of the prophets, a lot of the prophets, a lot of him growing up as a teenager, and what were some of his experiences. Now, it goes without saying it's understood that oftentimes the most trying and testing part of a person's life can often be that youth period, and that those teenage years, you know, I mean, it's adolescence, puberty, you know, and all the different changes in emotions to physical changes and everything that a person goes through. It's quite famous, even in our society, in our communities. Even in today's culture, we're very familiar with the struggles of adolescence, and how

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frustrating adolescence is, and that age is for the adolescents themselves, and especially for sometimes even for their families, you know, when the biggest Hot Topic hot button issues in our communities today is youth, what are we going to do with our youth. And so, but that's something that you have to understand that, yes, there are some unique challenges today, that that really make it difficult to be a young person, oftentimes, but one thing you have to understand is that, that age of youth has always been very problematic has always been very difficult has always been very challenging. And that's something that is universal. throughout time throughout the world, at any

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given time in place. It's always tough to be a young person, and to try to adjust to all the changes and to try to manage all these new emotions and all these new feelings and all these new temptations and inclinations, and desires that weren't there before you go from innocence, to all of a sudden now being aware of the world and having a flurry of different emotions. And that, you know, from an human perspective, that's very challenging. So that's always been there, you know, that even when you read ancient Arabic poetry, I'm talking about Arabic poetry that is, you know, 1500 years old, even when you read ancient Arabic poetry, you see, even those ancient Arabs talking about the junoon

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of Shabaab. Right, talking about the insanity, the literally the loss of sense that comes with being a young person. And so and even in this era, and again, I I always have to kind of contain myself that I don't start talking about, you know, future events in this era, but to at the risk of, you know, kind of jumping a little bit ahead. Even during the lifetime of the prophets, a lot of him during the new Buddha during the Prophet hood period of the life of the prophets. allottee. So, there were instances there were situations where, again, it was very difficult even for the prophets, a lot of them to manage youth, a lot of times, like that was challenging, you know, you

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would have to give special attention to the youth. We know the famous story about the young men coming in requesting permission for Xena right? The fornication the province also had to very specifically at

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issue. Aside from that there's actually a really,

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really eye opening incident. At the time of the Battle of Ohio. At the time of the Battle of Ohio, there's a very eye opening incident or in the, in the events that led up to that when the when the Sahaba when the Messenger of God peace be upon him received the news that the McKinsey operation on their way here, there was a shooter that was conducted a council that was conducted by the prophet sallallahu sallam, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam his own personal inclination seemed towards remaining inside of Medina and defending Medina from their, the some of the key battle Sahaba, the senior companions of the Prophet may Allah be pleased with them. Their inclination was

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also to remain in Medina and defend Medina from inside of the actual boundaries of Medina. It was the younger Sahaba, the younger companions, who were too young to participate, many of them were too young to participate in the Battle of butter. And we all know what the Battle of brother was right? It was absolutely amazing. It was one of the greatest things anybody's ever witnessed on this earth, you know, so it was such a huge manifestation of a less power and ullas

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grandeur and the truth was so manifest on that day, that anybody that wasn't there on bother was just waiting for the next opportunity that I need to be a part of that experience, someway, somehow. And so the young Sahaba, who felt that they had missed out,

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they were really pushing, they were like, No, no, no, because staying inside of Medina and defending from there wasn't going to be out there open in the battlefield, the way brother was. So they said, No, we want to go out. We need to go out and fight. Young people really, really excited, not taking into account some of the, you know, sensibilities that were being presented by the senior Sahaba, none of that, and they became so riled up. They got so excited, and they became so rowdy almost, that the prophets, a lot of them ended up saying, okay, fine, we'll go outside. So Young, and eventually, then they came back and he apologized to the Messenger of Allah sallallahu sallam, and

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he said, Now decisions are made, I've put on the armor, we got to go out. And of course, we know what transpired on the neighborhood. Of course, I was into Divine Decree of Allah subhanaw taala. But what Allah subhanaw taala made happen in order to lead to that exact event. And those circumstances is eye opening. It's a lesson, there's an API in that. And the API is that again, that was the youth right? So there, there, there, there's a flurry of emotions, and there's a rush of energy, and sometimes not

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a proper handle on how to manage that energy and how to manage those emotions. So to summarize, being young has always been very difficult. Now, the prophets a lot, he said, um, he's growing up as a teenager, as a young man in Mecca.

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So there's going to be now there's other boys now. And so they might be involved in, there might be some good kids, there might be some bad kids. There might be sometimes decisions. That, you know, a lot of times young people do things where if you're older, or even if you look back at some of the things you did, when you were younger, you actually sit here and you look back and you think back in what was I thinking? Like, I don't understand why I did that. I don't understand why anybody would ever do that. Right? So that's, that's part of being young. So what if things like that are going on, because they do happen all the time, especially not just being young, but then young boys,

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right, running around in the streets. And there's not, it's not even a culture, a society that has like a rigorous school system as a very disciplined school system. That there's not even like proper schooling. There's not like a proper educational system in place in America. These are illiterate people. I mean, they're very cultured, they know poetry. And they know their language very well. And they're aware of society. They know their history, they know their family lineage. There are certain types of knowledge or education that were valued in that society. But not that we have it today were at the very least, you know, from eight o'clock to 3pm 8am to 3pm. You know, you have a little bit

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of peace of mind, you have some sukoon, right, because all the wild animals are locked up in the zoo, also known as the school, right? So there's at least some type of reprieve, right? But that's not even that type of a situation like if anybody who grew up maybe overseas in a more rural area in the villages and things like that, you know how it is. You're roaming the street, you're roaming around wandering around doing all types of crazy stuff. Right. So that's going on.

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Now, that becomes interesting, because we're talking about Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu.

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At that point in time, it's Mohammed Abdullah Abdullah. It's just a boy. Button sitting here. Now we're looking back. It's not just some ordinary boy. It's Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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This is the Prophet of Allah peace be upon him.

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So now, obviously a las panatela protects his messengers in his prophets, one of the side issues that's going to come up today, as a side discussion to what we talked about from the life of the prophets a lot. ism is a very important theological issue, meaning it's an Al Qaeda issue from Al Qaeda, which is called a smartwool MDR.

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Simply put, it talks about how the prophets and messengers of Allah peace be upon them, that they are masamune they are protected by Allah from falling into any type of reprehensible behavior. They're protected by God, they're protected by a law from falling into anything that could be blameworthy, that could be problematic, that is not very

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profit like behaviors are very prophetic behavior. All right, well, what about a few times in the life of certain messengers where something does happen like Musashi Salaam into confrontation with the 50 When the man dies, you know, even the Messenger of Allah salami sent him during the Buddha during Prophethood You know, when I'm delivering to him when the blinds are high becomes and the process of them is a little bit frustrated or a little bit annoyed at him coming in interrupting the Prophet system speaking to them. Those types of incidents are divinely decreed and made to happen in order to teach us a lesson through that. Look at the Candela confederacy lelaki who sweat and

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Hashanah. So we are taught an example through them through their example. So those types of very rare occurrences happen to teach a lesson. Otherwise prophets and messengers, Anakin wasallam, are protected by a law from falling into any type of bad reprehensible behavior, something that could catch up with them.

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But you have to protect their purity and the purity and the sanctity of the message that they will later be given and they will deliver and what they will represent the represent the deen of Allah one day. They're dignitaries of Allah. They're messengers of God, prophets of Allah. So they are protected from falling into these types of things. So during those young years of the prophets, alonnisos life there, there are some narrations about the prophets allottee, some and some of what he experienced.

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There's two narrations that sound very, very similar to each other. Some scholars have actually gone to discuss these two incidents and tried to reconcile whether it's talking about the same incident or not. And was there some type of discrepancy in the reports, but nevertheless, it's safe, it's safe to say that this is maybe talking about two different incidents and Allah subhanaw taala knows best. I'll present both incidents in front of you. But as you'll hear, it sounds very, very similar to each other. One of the incidents narrated about the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And this is actually one of them is narrated, where the prophets a lot he some talks about being a young boy,

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Lakota, a toonie feast in Miami in Croatia, the process um, says I can literally remember myself being just a young boy from kadesh. I can remember being a young boy from the parish, and he said nuns Hello, Jonathan Lee Bowden, Megan Appleby. So what we were doing was we were picking up rocks, and moving them. And stacking up rocks are building Little things like just playing around with stuff, playing with rocks, right, so we were either making little structures, or we were, you know, playing some type of a game that required setting up rocks in a particular pattern, or whatever it might have been lawanna

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play, so he says, I remember us doing that.

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But to be able to carry the rocks, what we were doing was that a lot of times the dress in that in those days, was that there was a lower garment that was worn, a lower garment that was tied, you know, like Hajaj, the ROM of a Haji a male Haji, how it looks very similar to that. That was traditional Arab dress at that time, that was one form of it, where you had a lower garment that you just wrapped around your lower body, your waist, played like a loogie. And it was in Arabic is called in these out, right. And then you had an upper garment that was kind of worn around like a shawl that covered your upper body.

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And so but a lot of times, little boys would they would be given to wear because you know how kids are they're running around to doing all this stuff, so they can't really manage clothing properly. So what would be done with little boys a lot of times is that they would just be given one garment to wear. And instead of that garment being tied around the waist, it would be tagged like around the chest, and it was just one garment that was wrapped around them and that's all they would wear so that they could run around and get crazy and do whatever they needed to do. And and also because sometimes financial circumstances didn't allow for people to have like extra clothing, multiple

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pieces of clothing for just the kids who are just going to go out there and get it dirty and tear it up and destroy it anyways. So

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boys would just sometimes be ranked that one garment. So now the Prophet ceylonese, some describes that all of us boys running around, and we were trying to move rocks around to be able to carry these rocks. And some of them were kind of heavy, and they're sharp, and they hurt and can carry them in our hands. So what some of the boys thought of as an idea was they basically took off that lower garment. All right, and they wrapped up a bunch of rocks in them and kind of slung them over their shoulder. And that's how they were moving the rocks. So essentially, as a consequence, they were uncovered. All right, again, why would you do something like that? Right. So if they're kids,

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that's what they do. So they were doing this, they were behaving this way. And so all the boys were doing it. And in one direction, the prophets lie some actually says that I just tried to carry the rocks dislike that I didn't feel comfortable taking off my clothes. So I was just carrying the rocks. However, I couldn't, it was very painful. It was heavy, and I couldn't carry them properly. So the boy starts yelling, what are you doing? Look, look how we're carrying all the rocks. Hurry up just real quickly, let's move on the rocks. And then you can put your clothes back on, don't worry about it. So peer pressure, right, very common problem, common issue. So peer pressure now comes

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into play. And so the profits a lot he sent him actually says that. I decided Yeah, we're just gonna move it from here to there. What's the big problem I'm just he was just a child. So he says I started to remove my garment

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to be able to put rocks in it and sling it over my shoulder. One Nation actually says that the Prophet of Allah sallallahu Sallam says his lack of money lack Ki Moon, Morocco, Morocco. He says all of a sudden it felt like I got slapped in the back of the head by somebody but I couldn't see anybody.

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It literally felt like I got slapped in the back of the head but I couldn't see anybody look mutton when he uttered It was really really hard. Like I got like, smacked in the back of the head. Right again a kid you have to get his attention, you know, kids or you have to get their attention. So makhana should the alayka era. And then I heard a voice say to me, put your resolve back on put your clothes back on what are you doing?

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So what would you do in that situation? Okay, yes, sir. Right. So he said I put my daughter back on and I just forgot to who for sure for sure that to Walia, alto, de la Cava T. And then I said, I'm not taking my clothes off anymore. Forget about this. And then he said, then I just carried a rock, like on my shoulder on my back on my bare back. Just like I put my clothes back on. I just carried it however I could, even if it hurt, even if it cut me up or whatever. I didn't care but I wasn't about to take off my clothes. That's when the experience of the profits a lot he said them.

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There's another narration. Well, how do you? Howdy, Lisa shabbiha, to be maphorisa here in the vena cava. So this story closely resembles another incident that is narrated by some of the Sahaba or the Allahu anhu, from abass, the uncle of the prophets, Allah nice enough that later on. So this is talking about when the processor was still what you could call a young boy, later on, when he was maybe like an older teenager, an older youth, a young adult, if you will, at that time, they were doing renovations of the Kaaba.

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And this was a really amazing opportunity. Everybody wanted to get in on it. I mean, you even if they were machine, a coup de Qureshi at that time, they still knew that there was something sacred and holy about the Kaaba. This was a holy sacred sanctuary. They knew that much that this was a special place. Everybody wanted in on the action, renovating the Kaaba. Everybody wanted a piece of that action. So, in In fact, the high ranking family members of the most prominent families were given first dibs, to be able to participate. All right, and so the creation, the blue Hashim, and then the family of the muttalib,

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the great leader who had passed away, his family was given first preference, so his sons and grandsons, so Allah bass, the grant, the son of optimum attended the uncle of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was there carrying rocks. And then at the same time, there was his grandson, this beloved grandson of Abdullah Khalid, Mohammed Abdullah Abdullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and he was also given that opportunity to be some of the first few people to help out, carry some rocks carry some bricks, carry some of the material, the raw materials to be able to reconstruct the Kaaba to be able to renovate the Kaaba. So this is going on

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now to carry these big bricks and everything. And of course, it was kind of like a display of manhood as well. gotta carry a big old rock for the bay to LA for the Kaaba of capital. sharifah right and the bigger rock you carry bigger man You were so everybody's trying to carry a big old rock and the profits a lot he suddenly lifts a big ol rock and he's having a lot of trouble carrying carrying it. So again, what some people start doing is even if they are wearing an upper

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clothing, what they do is that they that upper clothing is on their shoulders, but it's still too difficult to carry the rocks. So what they do is again, they're removing like the bottom clothing and kind of readjusting the upper cloth. But what happens in that position is so you're somewhat semi covered, but it's not proper covering, like you could easily be exposed, you know, like the difference between wearing like, pants and shorts, right. So it's a little bit more exposing by removing one of the cloths so they remove one of the claws, a lot of the even the men are removing one of the cloths that they're wearing. Alright, one of the one of the pieces of clothing that

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they're wearing, and they rack up wrap up the rocks and dad or the bricks and that and then they're against slinging it over their shoulder on their backs, and they're trying to carry it so the profits allottee someone is struggling to carry one of these bricks or rocks. So his uncle Allah Allah bass, radi Allahu anhu would later accept Islam. He says to the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam is an exotic Allah, Allah. pika mineral ijarah. So he says that, why don't you, you know, put one of your pieces of clothing onto your shoulder and then carry the rock in that it'll be a lot easier if you carry it that way. For far that sort of process, I'm starting to do it.

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The narration says an alibi is narrating this. He says 400 in an art

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for her a lot. All of a sudden the processing just collapsed as soon as he started to remove one of the pieces of clothing because his uncle told him to he just collapsed. It's like he passed out. What am I had last summer. And his eyes literally just started looking up at the sky like his eyes just kind of rolled up. He just started staring up into the sky

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from Apollo era, Ari izadi. Then he stood up and he said where's my where's my clothes? Where's my clothes? And he immediately took his clothes in for shoddily he Zara who he wrapped his clothing back on and he put his all of his clothes back on. And one of the other more extended narrations actually says that

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that abus asks the prophets Allah Lisa Masha Luca, well, what's what's wrong, what's going on? What's What happened to you? For karma, aka is Allah who will call me new he to an MCI Orianna I have been forbidden from walking around, not properly clothed. I've been forbidden from exposing myself and my, my my body like my private parts. in public, I've been forbidden from doing this. So when he passes out, and a bus runs to him, it looks at him. And he sees the process of what we can do to Alyssa, his eyes are just fixated on the sky. And he stays like that for some time. And our bus is just looking at him. And he's not looking at our bus. He's not responding to anyone. He's

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just staring up into the sky and he stands up and he says, he's out. He's out. He wears my clothes or my clothes and he puts them on a bus pulls him aside and says, well, what's going on with you Everything okay? You're acting strange. And then he tells a bus he tells his uncle in a new heater, and I'm sure Adrienne, and I've been forbidden from exposing my body in public. And our boss actually says Welcome to optimal ha and NASA Mahabharata and yopu. Majnoon. He says, I never told anybody about this before he narrates this after Islam comes. He says, I never told anybody about this before, because they might have said, Oh, he's crazy or something.

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That he freaked out like that. And who's telling him not to expose himself? Why is he randomly saying he's being told things. But this was, of course, again, Allah subhanaw taala made him collapse pass out. And when the prophet SAW son looked up to the sky, something grabbed his attention. And he was told at that time, it was put in his heart at that time, it'll hum. Or even, you know, this is this is like divine inspiration was put in his heart at that time. That No, no, no, you don't expose yourself in public like this. So these are a few incidents that happened with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, during his young years, where he was being protected by

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Allah. Now, there are there's another incident like this that is narrated. But first what I'd like to do is I'd like to add something about what was going on or what the profits allottee sons activities were as a young man, as a young adult, as a as a teenager, an older teenager, you know, because typically, when you get into your upper teen years, then the focus starts to shift from just running around and playing and just doing whatever you want to do. And you actually start to concern yourself about life. You think about you know, you turn 16 and you think about getting a job. You know, you actually start thinking about applying to colleges and schools and you start looking

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towards life a little bit. You become cognizant of some type of responsibility.

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We've talked about before how Abu Talib was a very, very simple man, to the point where he actually was in financial straits. He was in some financial difficulties.

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The prophets, a lot of him being very mature, we talked about his maturity as a child. So imagine his maturity as a teenager.

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He wasn't oblivious to the fact that his uncle who was taking care of him, in spite of having his own family had very serious financial issues and problems. He was very cognizant of this. So the process of Sam was very motivated. He was very concerned about trying to finding some way to help out his uncle financially.

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So what could he do for a job at that time, you have to understand the culture at that time.

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The Quraysh word any lead tribe, and integration, Blue hashey, we're an elite family. And then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the blue, Hashem is coming from the family of leadership of the metallics grandson.

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So for a boy like that, in that culture, which was a very had a very elitist mentality. You know, there were there were classes in that culture and that society.

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And it's, it's not correct, but that was one of the problems of jania. So it was not acceptable for the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam being of that of that family, that he go and get some type of menial labor type of job. Like you couldn't cut grass. He couldn't start working construction. He couldn't go and start doing some type of like physical labor, like carpentry or deliver be a delivery boy, or message boy or courier something. These things were not acceptable. The family just wouldn't accept it. No, no, there'll be disrespect to the family, you can't do that. Because the men of grace were merchants, they were businessmen, which was the most prestigious job in that society

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was the most prestigious career in that in that culture, to be a merchant, to be an international merchant, where you go to Yemen and you go to shine, and you bring goods and you sell them. Being an international merchant is what our family does. I'm sorry, you have to be the doctor. Right? So it was that type of same type of culture, you have to be a doctor, you have to go to med school, nothing else is acceptable. So there was that type of pressure in that community and that society at the same time, all right, the prophets, a lot of him was obviously too young. He was obviously too young to be traveling internationally and doing business. Plus, based on his previous experience, it

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wasn't going to hear any of it. So the process imeva went out on him and said, I'd like to join the next business trip and go and help out the family make some money, absolutely not going anywhere. Because remember what I will tell him I had been told, so he wasn't about to let the process and go out there. Plus we talked about I was very difficult. And so even they wouldn't take along too young of a boy anyways. And he couldn't do any of the labor work. So what was he supposed to do, there was only one other job that was deemed somewhat acceptable in that community, in that society, even for the child of an elite family.

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Because of the way that that type of work was viewed, it was valued not necessarily for the work, but it was valued for the Tobia and the training that that work would provide. And that work basically was shepherding.

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To be a shepherd, that was acceptable.

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Because again, when you major when even the chief of the clan, the chief of the tribe, made his son a shepherd, it was understood, oh, he's trying to teach him and he's trying to teach him some good qualities. He tried to teach him to be a leader. It was viewed by the Arabs in that culture as something that teaches you leadership. They understood that about it. So it was that was the only thing that was acceptable that he could be a shepherd. So the profits allowed him to be the only job that was available to him, which was being a shepherd, to be able to help out and to be able to help out the family. So you see the maturity and the responsibility, and the family mindset, the family

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concern of the prophets along with him that he was very early on very cognizant to family, and wanting to help out the family and very concerned about the family. So the prophets, a lot of them becomes a shepherd. And we of course, know that this also works. This also plays a very important role in the divine therapy of the prophets a lot easier for them to be a shepherd. right because of the qualities that Shepherd in teaches,

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teaches you patience. It teaches you to be observant, to be cognizant, to be aware and conscious of what's going on around you to be responsible. Because if you're out there shepherding and you become irresponsible, you decided to just pass out and take a nap under a tree. Well, you're going to wake up to find half your flock gone, and now you're in trouble. So you got to be responsible. I can't just doze off because I feel like it I can go hang out with my buddies because I feel like it. I got I'm responsible here.

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And you have to be always, you know, vigilant. You have to be alert all the times, all the time. Because of your

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responsibility of the flock. And because what you're shepherding are sheep.

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They're very simple minded creatures and animals, right? Very easily distracted, wandering here, wandering there.

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So you always got to be vision, you got to run there, bring them back in, and you got to run over there and then bring them back in. So you're always on your toes, always keeping an eye. But at the same time, while being very vigilant, and being very active, and being very cautious and alert,

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you also still got to remember to be gentle.

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Because remember, you're not hurting buffalo. You're not hurting cattle.

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Right, where they can take a little bit of a beating, you know, you could you could throw rocks at them, you could kick them around a little bit, you know, if you even go to, you know, everybody here lives, you know, in the city and civilization now, so we're not very used to it. But even if you go to, like a ranch or you go to like a, like a slaughterhouse, or where they have these types of animals, you know, you know what that what that's called? That's called a cattle prod. You know, what a cattle prod is, it's basically a stick that ranchers use. It's like a long stick. And what does it have at the end of the stick?

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It's kind of like an electrical current there. It's got a battery on when it's got electrical current, what do they do, they shock the cows, because sometimes they're stubborn. And they're big animals. Right? They weigh 10 times what a human being weighs. They're huge old animals. And so you can't really move them around, you can't push them around, or they're not responding, reacting. So you give them a little bit of an electric shock. Right? I mean, my point is that they can take a little bit of a beating. But you can do that with cheap.

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It'll die. Right? So what so you still got to remember to be gentle.

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And so when you factor all these things in it's perfect training, to manage human beings. Because if there's any creation of a law that's capable of being more distracted, more absent minded, then even these, this livestock cheap, it's the human being. Right? What do we call the common people common populace, they call them sheep. Right, and what does even amassing into

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a barn, they're even more, you know, distracted and more absent minded than even livestock. So that's the predicament of the human being. But at the same time, the human being is also very frail. We're talking about the frailty of sheep physically.

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The sheep is a very frail animal physically, with human beings, you have a whole nother mess of issues. Because a human being is very sensitive emotionally.

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I mean, you could yell at a sheep all day long, and you won't carry it just look at you. You call them all types of horrible things and bad things and yell at him and he just looked at you he doesn't care. Right? But he person,

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a human being, if you didn't just speak to him in the exact right fluctuation of tone. I can't believe he spoke to me like that. So managing people is a lot more difficult than managing even cheap. So it's training. And there's even a Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam where the prophets a lot of times that says that all the NBI and all the loose will all the messengers and prophets of God, peace and blessings of Allah be upon them, that they were they were all shepherds

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that they all were trained through shepherding livestock animals, sheep and goats, right? And then the Sahaba supremacism, even your messenger Lysa. Yeah, even me and he told him the story he told them about in his young days, be serving as a shepherd. And there's even a verse in the Bible where Jesus peace be upon him. Hasani Salaam, you know, Allah subhanaw taala Allahu Allah as to the you know, exact authenticity of that. But it's a very interesting verse from the Bible that at least makes sense because it it, it checks out with what the Quran in the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam taught us, where Jesus told his disciples, Jesus told his students told His disciples, He

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gave them instruction. He said, Shepherd, well,

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Shepherd, well, that makes sure that when he's talking to them about leading the people after he's gone, he's telling you, instructing his disciples to lead the people after they're gone. He doesn't say lead Well, he says what Shepherd will? Right so this is a consistent teaching throughout all the teachings of the Prophet prophets and beyond on a Muslim and this was one of the ways in which they were trained. So the profits allow these images shepherd

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and I gave you that little because it's, it's a part of that youth of the prophets allows him his teenage years, and it also factors into the next story that I wanted to mention here tonight. And that is that the prophets a lot of them this is mentioned by Mr. malbay hupy Rahim Allah in his book Abdullah in that I live in a Vitaly radi Allahu anhu says that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam told me this story, the process of told Allah The Allahu anhu this

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story. He says that the prophets a lot he says Maha mom to be che Makana Abuja helia. To Muna v. I never really felt like indulging in the different things that the people of jaha used to indulge in, like, you know, bad things and useless things. I never really had a strong inclination to go and indulgent those things. You know, but he says, except for a couple of occasions, I was curious, more than wanting to do it, I was just kind of just generally curious. And he talks about the time when he was this young adult, this young man working as a shepherd. And there were other young men who also worked as shepherds from the kadesh from different families. And when they used to get together

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out in the fields with their flocks, we used to kind of socialize, we would talk a little bit like what's going on? How's it going, How's work? How's things like that we would talk on the job. And one thing that they always used to discuss was, they would always tell all their stories about the night before. like, yo, Bro, I had a crazy party last night. Right? Like, you'd be like, Man, you look really tired. You got no idea, bro. Like, seriously, right? So they would always be like, young people talk today, unfortunately. Right? not condoning the practice. But understand. I'm trying to explain contextualize. So they be telling each other their stories from last night. What happened

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with me and I went there and I this happened to that happened. I met her and then that and then this and all this crazy stuff. So they'd be talking.

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And they would always ask the processor, what about you what was going on? He's like, nothing. I went home and slept. And they were like, really? Like, never, you know?

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He said, they told me they said, you know, there's gonna be another party tonight.

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Why don't you at least swing back just started don't don't hang around, just swing by and just kind of check out they knew that, you know, Mohammed's kind of a straight laced guy.

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Mohammed's like a really, really decent legit guy. But nevertheless, you know how, again, that peer pressure works. Sally says just just swing by. I mean, you'd have to do anything. Just check it out. What's going on? So at least you know what's up.

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And so the prophets, Allah says, I spoke to I had a shift that evening with the flock. So I spoke to one of the other young men when the other workers and I said, Do you think you could cover my shift? Because I wanted to go check out the party that they were talking about? He's like, yeah, sure, man, I got your bag, you you need some party and go, right. So the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says, I started making my way there, I started going towards they told me the party will be here in here in such a displace. And I started going towards there. He says, When I got kind of close, it was like inside of a home or a house. And I was near it, I was outside of it. And now I could start to hear,

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I could see a fire was lit inside, like there was a fire going on. Like they were cooking food and probably, you know, smoking some stuff or drinking some stuff. And, and I heard loud noises, the type of noises and laughing that people make, you know, that the type of sounds like they basically sounded drunk to put it very

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openly, they sounded obviously drunk and intoxicated, like loud, rowdy people, like bunch of dudes in a bar. So they sounded loud and rowdy.

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And at the same time, I could hear women's voices singing. So that means they had some type of song or dance girls there. Right. And a lot of times, there would be God out there would be slave girls, who were bought simply for their ability to sing and dance, they were entertainment slave girls, and they would be rented out or they would be hired out from their masters for these types of occasions, so that the youth could engage in these types of, you know, inappropriate activity. So he says, I'm outside of the house, now I can start to hear, you know, some girls singing, I can see that the fires going on. They sound really loud and routing, obviously drunk and intoxicated. And I started

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to hear some of this and I kind of stopped because I hear all this and I'm not accustomed to the scene. I'm not used to it. And then before I could take another step forward, he says, I literally just passed out.

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Just collapse

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hit the ground.

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And he says that I didn't wake up until I felt the sun on my face. This was late at night. It's like 10pm midnight.

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And I wake up at 7am and I only wake up because the sun is bearing down on my face. So I wake up and

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everything's over, everybody's gone. Fires put out places empty, the club is locked up.

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It's all over. party's over. So I said, Alright, I guess so. So the next day I go back, I go show up to work that day. Again, all the guys were like, so did you check out the party and some guys were at the party. They're like, we didn't see you at the party. We thought you were gonna come and he's like, I tried to come but then I just fell asleep.

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Like, man, he's so lame, right? So then they put some more pressure on. You like tonight. You got to come to the party. That's it. Tonight you got to come to the party. I'm working this I'm working tonight.

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So then guys, don't worry, he'll cover your shift. You're all set. You're all good either. Should I come on?

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So the Messenger of Allah, Allah sent him says, again, young man, sir, making my way towards the party again. I again get outside of the house, same scene, the club, you know, strobe lights on. I can hear the loud, obnoxious techno music in the back. Right? Terrible. And people like you know, getting rowdy and drunk and just tearing the whole scene again. He says before I can even take a step forward, passed out, literally hit the ground.

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And again, woke up the next morning with the sun on my face.

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And everybody's gone.

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So I come I come back that day. I again, go home and then I go to work and everything. And then they asked me, they're like, Where were you again, you still didn't show up again. And the Prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says,

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The Prophet of Allah sallallahu Sallam in one narration, he just then he actually continues with the narration. And he says

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that, for liking my mom to allow her to the shaman danika hatanaka Rahmani Allahu as a result the new Guwahati. And then he says that, I swear by Allah, I never ever had any desire to go back to something like that. And I never had any inclination, nor did I ever, even slightly make an effort to go to any such type of a scene, until finally a last panel, Allah blessed me with Prophethood, and blessed me with the Buddha.

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So it is a really, really fascinating story from the use of the prophets along with him in his young age, and how he was a youth in that society. There's a very interesting balance here, where he's a young man, and that society is not like a Lost Planet, Allah, you know, locked him in a bubble

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to completely preserve and protect him. And then he was locked out of some, you know,

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ice chamber, and he was popped out of some bubble, you know, when you reach the age of 40, that now the Prophet has arrived, right? That type of stuff is for comic books, but the prophets, a lot of them grew up in that society was a young man in that society. All this stuff was going on around him. So he was cognizant of what was going on around him. But yet Allah subhanaw taala protected him from being involved in such activity.

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Allah protected him, this the Esma of the prophets, Allah Hmm, this is a large panel a ton of protecting and preserving and keeping the Messenger of Allah allottee some pure, pristine.

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And so one of the lessons we learned from that is that two things I wanted to mention specifically, in light of this incident, what we can learn from that, number one, we definitely want to protect our youth. And if young people are listening to this, you want to protect yourself.

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But at the same time, notice that for the prophets allowed him to be a diary for the prophets allowed him to go and preach and teach these people, he has at least know where they're coming from, yes, at least have just a general idea of what goes on in society. So there's a protection but yet not the word that we use sheltering.

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The promises of, here's these boys talking. He knows where the party is going on. He doesn't go into party himself, but he knows that there's a party going on. So that when the time for preaching comes the profits a lot, he certainly has the ability to say, I know exactly what you guys are up to.

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I am I know what what goes on. I understand, you know, what you guys are involved in. But this is this is why you shouldn't be doing those things.

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And that's the relevance that comes into the practicality and the relevance that comes into preaching and teaching. That's one thing. So you see where the Prophet ism has a job. And he's a young man, you know, typically our idea of raising our youth, because the only way to protect them is we have to lock them in the machine

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in the prayer hall of the machine, right, just locked him up in the machine, put it around their neck, Allah, that's it, and that suddenly need to grow up.

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But the profit systems out there in society, and he's growing up, and he has a job, and there are other youth that he interacts with.

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And of course, Allah subhanaw taala is doing the divine therapy of the prophets. So you might say, Well, why is doing the divine therapy of the prophets of Allah is protecting the Prophet of Allah salatu salam, yes. But Allah subhanaw taala then through that, that's a messenger, the Messenger of Allah salatu salam, Mohammed Rasul Allah, Allah subhanaw taala, gave his upper arm and gave us his life.

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And those are our tools of therapy and now we have guidelines. We haven't

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reduction in the book of Allah in the life of the prophets, a lot of them so that we can let our youth and our children be regular people, regular human beings, being functional in society. But then instill within them the values and the Tobia and the discipline that is necessary to be able to make those types of decisions, and to be able to stay away from bad and harmful things. And but at the same time, one other lesson that we learned is how Allah subhanaw taala divinely intervened and

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made the promises and pass out.

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That also this teaches us that sometimes we do have to intervene. You know, I always say we're a community of extremes. It's one way or the other. Either one approach to raising young people into society, lock them up and throw away the key.

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And we'll figure out what happens with them later. Now, if they become dysfunctional, and they don't know how to function in society, then we'll deal with that later. The opposite extreme is no let them go out there and let them experience let them live.

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Alright, nearly killed himself driving drunk, let them live. Let them experience. That's how they learn, I think.

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Right? That's how you learn. No, no, that's, that's, that's insanity.

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That's insanity that's feeding your children to the wolves. There's a balance, don't make them dysfunctional, allow them to function in society and learn how to be a functional member of society, but at the same time, intervene when necessary,

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put down the foot when necessary,

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put some limitations when necessary.

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All right. And so we learned the balance of tarbiyah from the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.

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And the second thing that I wanted to mention in light of this

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particular incident and duration is how the Prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was protected by Allah subhanaw taala

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from falling into any type of sin, any type of inappropriate behavior or activity. And this was again, like I mentioned earlier, protecting the purity of the message and of the carrier of the message sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And this was later something that became a very prominent aspect of the life of the prophets, a lot of him and his own personality. This is something that manifested itself within his personality, who summer to blues, he narrates from his father's they had been had he thought that if you remember whose they've been hiding that is, or maybe we haven't talked about it a lot of detail, we will later on inshallah and to see, but to briefly summarize, he was

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kidnapped originally from where he lived, and he was sold into slavery. Of course, you know, the the people in Macau is Khadija rhodiola. And the wife of the Prophet ceylonese. him did not know that he was kidnapped and sold into slavery, which is being sold as a slave. So he was given to her or she purchased him as a slave. And then at the time of her marriage to the profits a lot he sent him, she gave this slave to his boys had been hot, he thought to the profits a lot him as a gift at the occasion of marriage. And so and the promises have always treated him like a son. And later on would literally free him and then adopt him as a son. But nevertheless, he was always treated by the

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prophets, a lot of like one of his own children like a son.

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They'd been Hadith that says that I was walking with the prophets or he says, we went to the Kaaba that day to LA. And one type of activity that the prophets allows him to use to engage in, as a meditation or as a form of worship, a Baba, if you will, even before New Buddha was that the Prophet system would do tawaf of the Kaaba.

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He used to do to off of the Kaaba, because he felt comfortable with that. He wouldn't worship the idols he wouldn't go and sit in front of the idols and worship the idols because he said, doesn't feel right. Something seems wrong, but he would do to off of the bait to off of the guy because he said something feels right about this. That seems correct. So he used to do to laugh. So he said, One day he took me along with him for the love. And one of the idols that was there in the harem around there at that time, Ghana, Sonoma, Sonam, Minh new house, that there was an idol that was made out of copper. There was an idol that was made out of copper, and the Prophet of Allah. When I

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was doing the off with the prophets a lot he sent him, and he says that there was his idol made out of copper, and it was called the south or it was called not a lot. But he says, I can't remember exactly what it was called. It had one of these two names. And he says, as the machinery guru due to laugh, they would kind of go past that idle and they would rub their hand on it as they did throw off.

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They would rub their hand on that idle and that was their [???] that they were incorporating into their life and they would do this the Messenger of Allah ceylonese

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would never do this, he would just do throw off close to the cabin avoid all the idols that were sitting around, around the Kaaba, further off into the mythos. But he says, I was with the prophets a lot he sent me what I did was, as we walked by, I stretched out my hand because he was a kid, he was a little boy, I went to everybody rubbing their hand on the idle as they walked by. So I stretch out my hand to wipe my hand on the idle as well. And the process of them kind of pulled my hand back. And he said, don't do that.

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He said, Don't let them Sue who let them so who don't, don't rub your hand on it. Don't touch that idle. So Zaid says to fluff enough sila masala, who he said was kept on doing toe off, we continue to do too often then as a little boy, again, you know how the attention span, right kids attention span, it's like, so he says, we're doing toe off again. And I see everybody again, rubbing their hand on it. And I got excited again, I was like, Oh, so I went to go touch it again. And when the prophets a lot he sent him saw hotter and hotter Andromeda kulu for myself to follow him and

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then again, the promises and put my hand back and he says, didn't I just tell you what you just told not to do this.

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So we see that early on, we see the process of being protected from falling into any type of bad activity, bad social activity, any type of sins. But we also see that from very early on Allah subhanaw taala instilled within the process, much like we read about in the Quran about Abraham and a Salaam, that Allah subhanaw taala instilled within the process of some of this natural hesitation, apprehension, severe dislike, for idol worshipping, and for shidduch and such activity as well. And

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it's also mentioned that sometimes when the processing would just be engaging in conversation with people that you know, sometimes when you're just talking, you'd be talking business with somebody or you'd be talking somebody. So you know, how you tell somebody say, Well, I

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say, well, Lonnie, swear that that's really what happened. Say what, like he says, swear that that's really what happened, you know, it's a part of just normal conversation, people say that to each other, when you see something very surprising or shocking. So, in that culture, at that time, when you would say something out of the norm, they would say, acceptability will result are similar to when it was a swear by a lot and erza. Right. Those are the names of the two most prominent titles that the Americans use to do [???] with. So this is a swear by Latin RZA. And whenever somebody would say that to the prophets, Allah, listen to this young man Mohammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam swear

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by a Latin and the Prophet sallallahu Sallam always used to tell them let us only be Hema.

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Let us only be Hema, if you want me to take an oath to prove to you what I'm saying, Don't ask me to swear by Latin or za and used to say from a lucky man of God to Shay and Buddha Houma, because I don't hate anything as much as I hate a Latin erza. I just don't even like hearing their names. Don't don't don't don't say those two words to me. And you will immediately distance himself from that entire conversation, because he didn't like talking about those things. So this is a little bit about the tarbiyah, the upbringing, the youth of the Prophet of Allah allottee. So that the major challenge of youth is the social evils and social sins and these types of, you know, lust and

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desires, and how the prophets, Elijah was protected from falling into those types of things. And then, of course, the second challenge that is even manifests itself today is a spiritual challenge in the faith issues that you deal with, which of course, was a big issue at that time, because it was the time of Jackie Leah. It was the era of schicke, the era of idols.

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Right, it was zemana zemana snom. It was the era of idols. And Allah subhanaw taala even protected the profits lesson from that, by naturally instilling within him just a natural apprehension and aversion to anything that has to do with the idols. And I'll end today's session I always try to end with some type of, you know, a takeaway type of lesson, something very powerful that we can learn. And that kind of increases us in love for the Prophet of Allah salani sent him in his heart, the famous scholar of Sierra, in his book of the Sierra, he's got some very poignant words, he's got some very beautiful words, in which he talks about the youth of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam in his

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upbringing. He says for Shabbat Rasulullah he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam yecla Lago way after the who we are who to whom in a cadet and jeconiah that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam began to mature into a man and Allah subhanho wa Taala protected him and he guarded him and Allah subhanaw taala literally set up a boundary boundary in a perimeter around him to keep away the filthy things of Jackie Leah from coming close to the profits allottee zone Lima you read we human kurama t What is it?

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Because Allah subhanaw taala intended him to be a very noble great messenger and prophet of God later on Hector Bella and gana Rajan of Allah pomi he Maru attend until the prophets a lot of them grew up to become the most virtuous men of his people when it came to dignity. Like manly like manliness I chivalry what we call that he became grew up to become the most chivalrous, most honorable man in his society in his community. Well, I sent him home Hello Khan, and he became the most exemplary individual of his people when it came to character and conduct a club with a crumble whom has happened. And Allah subhanaw taala made him from the most noble lineage of his people with

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us in a womb Jiwon and Allah subhanaw taala gave him the most excellent company even, that even the people that he was surrounded with people like Bilaal people like Abubakar, the young boy growing up that he can mentor growing up and even the young slaves that he had they had been hiding for the wife that he was given the first wife that he was given Khadija from Cobra, radi Allahu Allahu taala, Allah, may Allah be pleased with all of them. So he was given a very excellent company from very early on. Well, Aldama whom Haman. And he had great forbearance. I mean, he was always very calm and cool and collected. He had this amazing, just emotional fortitude and control, that he

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wasn't volatile emotionally. He's very stable, emotionally, was tough for him had Ethan and he was the most truthful person of his people. When it came to speech. Nobody could ever recall even slightly, Mohammed, ever even bending the truth. That's how he was well done.

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And he was the greatest of his people when it came to trust.

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You could trust nobody, there was nobody who could trust more than Muhammad Rasul Islamism, Mohammed Abdullah, and a Salah. What about the human flesh, and Allah subhanaw taala kept him the farthest from any type of inappropriate indecent activity. Well, a clap allottee to Danny subregion,

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and he gave him a clock and character which would literally put to shame other men.

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Like you would put other men to shame. Then as Johan what a Catwoman

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that from in terms of his nobility, and how distant he was from anything that was bad. Had Tama Hata must move he told me he loved me and eventually reached such a point. All of these qualities reached such a point, such a boiling point, that eventually the name that he was known by in his entire society was

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you know, when somebody doesn't even know somebody's name,

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but they just know something about that person.

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Saw. Right But what's Dr. song's name? Nobody knows the doctor. So, right? Everybody knows you mom's er, right? But it's just the moms out.

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Mm hmm. Maybe they don't even know his name. But they just know that's the chef. That's the email.

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So the Prophet of Allah salon he would literally walk around in Makkah. Even if somebody didn't know his name, they just, I mean,

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there's no I just I've heard about that guy. I mean, Lima Jima Allahu Fie him in a Buddhist Sangha, because of all the amazing righteous qualities that Allah subhanaw taala had combined within the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and this is describing the youth, the teenage years, the adolescence of the prophets, a lot of them and how he matured into a young adult, and inshallah we'll pick up and we'll continue from here next week. May Allah subhanaw taala increase us all in our love for Allah and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Subhana Allah He will be humble he subhanak along with Hambrick the Chateau La ilaha illa Anta the saphira community willick