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Seerah 020 – Muhammad The Businessman & A Marriage Proposal

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You're listening to lm Institute podcast, visit us on the web at column institute.org. And join us on [email protected] slash column Institute smilla II will handle our salatu salam ala rasulillah. Allah, Allah, he was happy.

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So continuing on with our series on the Sierra, Sierra tuna, but we had the prophetic biography sallallahu alayhi wasallam.

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Last time, we met and we discussed and we had our session on the Sierra, we talked about the Prophet of Allah salallahu alayhi wasallam participating in a very noble act. Maybe one of the most noble things that were done during that pre Islamic giant Lee the era of ignorance, which was helpful for doing the very virtuous and noble pact, and the prophets alonnisos role in that pact and how that pack was something that was continued to be honored long after divine revelation came in the psalm was established. And even beyond that, we also talked about an incident in a story that much after the time of the prophets, Allah ism after the time of the rashidun, when the Sahaba were still

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around and alive, how the Sahaba radi Allahu anhu, he called on that pact in order to establish justice and how all the Sahaba basically rallied around that same idea and that same pact. So we talked about that in that experience of the Prophet syllogism around the age of 20.

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Similarly, in the early 20s, now of the life of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, much like what happens in any young, intelligent man's early 20s, the focus of the Prophet sallahu, wa started to shift to, you know, what we call settling down. And the first step of that is usually getting some type of work or trying to get a job or establishing some line, some form of income. And so that started to become the focus of the profits a lot easier as well. Now, one thing I wanted to clarify here in the beginning of the session was the Prophet of Allah ceylonese him and this is well established throughout his life, the Prophet sallallahu sallam, it wasn't just because of new boo or

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Prophethood, he in and of himself just was not as a personality. And of course, because he was the Messenger of God, he wasn't very inclined towards materialism, he wasn't inclined towards wealth he did. This just wasn't a part of his personal construct wasn't a part of his personality. And then more so because of being in the being the Messenger of Allah salami, some, his life itself was a demonstration of the of the ayah was an implemented implementation of the ayah, while accurate to Hayden,

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that the al Qaeda is better and longer lasting. And that is established through the life in the example set forth by the prophets a lot, he said them, but this is where we get to bring some balance to the rhetoric, we oftentimes have one of two extremes. It's something I've been talking about a lot lately, especially with the students, we unfortunately many times can be a community of extremes. And this is something that prophets A lot has warned us about, he warned us about, if wrought into free, bouncing between the two extremes, I often liken it to a pinball machine, how the ball just bounces from one end to the other. And that's because of a human reality that one extreme

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breeds the other. One extreme that we witness, in the vast majority of society today is materialism, and an obsession with material things, and how money is the basis of everything. And the value of human beings is established,

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based on value, that human beings are valued based on money. And that's how human beings are valued. And that's how they're seen. That's one extreme, but a lot of times we can misinterpret religious,

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you know, spiritual recommendations, and a lot of the religious injunctions and the religious instructions, we can misinterpret them to say or to mean, that money is absolutely evil. And money is unnecessary, and everything is dunya. And everything is bad. And the only way to practice Diem is to basically sit in the masjid, but it does be around your neck and do a lot of love for the rest of your life. That that's religion. That's Deen, that's Islam. But if you go out to work in the morning, if you try to feed your family, if you try to be a responsible, mature human being dunya, you're obsessed with money, Brother, you know, and I was even talking about in terms of marriage

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with the students this past weekend, I taught the first happiness in the home seminar from them. And that same topic came up in that seminar as well that a lot of times we view, you know, there's those two extremes again, we have one extreme where if a marriage proposal comes that we will solely based the validity of that marriage proposal, based off of the amount of money that this person has the amount of money that's involved here. And the other extreme, a lot of times a religious, overly overzealous religious rhetoric is that money has absolutely no value. So if somebody brings a marriage proposal, and it's asked, Well, what do you do for a living then you're obviously obsessed

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with dunya Brother, you have a problem. You have a disease.

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In your heart, and you need to go and fix that and correct that. Whereas the reality is that Islam places gives us a balance in the middle, and a one very beautiful way who we can observe that balances through the life of the prophets, Allah Islam. So the Messenger of Allah sallallahu was raised by a man who didn't care for money, a man like him who is desired, all right. And similarly, the message of a loss, a lot of them had very little to no desire or concern for wealth and money. And that's something that we know something that we observe and we see in his life.

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Having said that, we see that the Messenger of Allah salami, someone, the first initial steps he took, to basically settle himself, to start building a family to kind of move into the adult phase of his life was the Prophet of Allah loves him first concern himself with a means of making a living, because that was the responsible thing to do that how am I going to support my family?

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That How am I going to support a spouse? How am I going to raise a family? How am I going to take care of my family? Now again, who feeds them, Allah subhanaw taala does, nobody denies that. But there's a means to everything. There's a means to everything. In fact, the solahart the zoo hada, the great scholars and pious people, the people who specialized in teskey, and spirituality, they often used to say that somebody who sits around saying that Oh Allah will take care of Allah will take care of Allah will take care of it. That's not the lacunae. Rather, that is an indication and a sign of laziness, which is in itself is a disease of the heart. We know from Metallica, right? That

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the Prophet of Allah a lot of tie your camel and didn't have to look good. And the Messenger of Allah loves him in a hadith actually says that somebody who the prophet SAW some very strong words, he says, I condemned the person who's lazy, doesn't do anything doesn't go and try to utilize the means to fulfilling as needed and says, sits around and says, Hello, we'll do it alone, we'll do it alone, we'll do it the process that says, I condemned such a person in his actions. And I have nothing to do with that person. I mean, that person not following the cinder, and the profits along with some says I congratulate and I support. And I, I promote the example of a person who works

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hard, does what is within his or her means. And then says I've put my trust in Allah and the outcome is in the hands of Allah. If it happens, it happens it was by the willing decree of Allah. And if it still doesn't happen after I made an effort and put my best foot forward, then that was a willing to decree of Allah subhanaw taala. So we see from the example of the prophets a lot he sent when he's in his early 20s here, and obviously marriage is on his mind, and he's starting to thinking he's starting to, he's starting to consider marriage proposals and marriage opportunities. And we have some very, very weak narrations from certain books of Sierra which talk about a couple of the

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initial proposals, the profits a lot in some fields. There's there's one or two nations which mentioned a proposal that was brought to Abu Talib for the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and in fact, it mentions that I went up with olive asked the Prophet of Allah Salah, listen, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam says, Well, I need to go, I need to first start earning something I need to start working, so that I'm capable of getting married financially, I'm responsible. And a couple of other week narrations mentioned that the prophets a lot of them expressed interest in one or two proposals. But that didn't end up working out because they decided to pursue other proposals that

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were given for them based on tribal and family relations. when there isn't mentioned that the province of some asked for a woman's hand in marriage, and the family basically said that us and that family, we have relations established between us and this was something that was an expectation that we would be arranging this marriage later on. And so therefore, that didn't work out. So nevertheless, in his early 20s, of profits, a lot of them decided to pursue business.

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Now, I spoken about this before of why the profits allowed him became a shepherd, first and foremost, because it was the willandra decree of a law. And being a shepherd is something that all the prophets had this experience of being shepherds, because it would teach them it would, it would cultivate the qualities of leadership and Prophethood that would be necessary for their tasks and for their missions later on.

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So but the reason why the prophets of Psalms only option in his teenage years was to be a shepherd was because the young men of Quraysh, especially from the family of Banu Hashim, a grandson of Abba Matan, it could only be a businessman. And the other menial task was considered below the dignity and the respect of the family pre islamically. These are all Jackie Lee social constructs. So we understand that, that the family just would not allow the profits or losses on them to take any other job aside from shepherding because, again, that was seen as a means of doing the tarbiyah of building the character that the building the character of the young man of the family. So now that

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the promises have reached his early 20s, there was only one choice one line one career option that was business. So the prophets Elijah was very interested in doing business.

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Now here there was a little bit of a problem. You might recall we talked about in some of the earlier CLR sessions, and you can go back and listen to the recordings on the podcast, if you weren't able to attend that session or listen to that session yet, that

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the prophets, a lot of him had a very interesting experience around the age of 10, or 12, when he was traveling with his uncle level Taliban business towards beloved a sham, and how they came across a raw hip, they came across a Christian monk who observed and witnessed certain very interesting signs upon the prophets, a lot of them and immediately recognized and identified that there was something special about this young man. And he even warned his uncle and said that I recommend you don't take him. Because just like I noticed these things, there'll be other who's others who noticed those things. And they might not have good intentions like I do, they might decide to take some

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action against this young man, maybe try to kill him, maybe try to kidnap and maybe try to, you know, utilize them for their own means or their own benefits their own agenda. So I recommend you Be very careful with him and not take him over there. based off of that experience, I will tell you, it became very

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he was very hesitant to take the profit cells on with him and to let him travel too far outside of Makkah, after that point on, so the profits a lot of them initially requested his uncle, Uncle Donna, I want to go to Syria I want to go to Belarussian to do business. His uncle immediately said no, absolutely not not happening. I told you before you're not going there. That's it. I've said it. End of story. Now the Prophet of Allah, Allah decided, Okay, that's fine. Let me at least pursue some business opportunities locally. So it said that he, the prophet of Allah, Allah, and there was one other concern that I mentioned previously, when the Prophet Sessoms first started doing

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shepherding. What motivated the Prophet system to do that, and aside from just becoming more productive with his time,

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was to help his uncle in the family's financial situation. Again, we see character here, that it's a responsibility of a young man to realize his responsibility towards his family and start to pitch in and help out. This is part of character building. And I feel this is something of value that our elders, our previous generations is something that they were very keen about. A young man was put to work, even in this country. When you talk to older people of this country, they a lot of times are very shocked by the very enabled, entitled mentality that a lot of American youth have till today.

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I don't, some people until their mid 20s haven't worked a day in their lives why I'm going to school. Well, that's understandable. But how long are you going to go to school? All right, and then we have the predicament of people getting seven year undergraduate degrees, right. So it all factors in this is part of that deep at Devaney, Robbie dB, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam says, My Lord built my character, and he builds me an excellent character. So a young man was expected. And this is part of the prophetic model in the prophetic precedent that a young man was expected to start helping out with the family. And it's a concern that a young man should start to become

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conscious and aware of. And that's how we can start to solve a lot of the problems of our youth as well is that when we stop coddling them, that we treat them like the young adults that they are. All right, and so the Messenger of Allah, Allah, Islam wants to help out the family wants to get up on his feet once they get established, and eventually work towards settling himself which is marriage. So the Prophet of Allah, Allah, He sent him his uncle, let him travel to Syria to do business. All right, so he says, okay, a lot of times again, what happens in our society? Oh, okay, I want to do that. No, you can't do that. Okay, then fine. Forget it. Either. I'm gonna do that or nothing at

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all. Right? The Messenger of Allah allowed him again, through his life, we learned a lesson, he says, No, let me make the best of what's available to me, let me utilize whatever opportunity is at hand. So he said, let me start to pursue business locally. Now, here's the interesting thing, to do business, to be a businessman, you need to have some merchandise, you need to have some money. Well, the prophet of Allah loves him himself is an orphan. So he didn't, he doesn't have any money. He didn't inherit anything. And his uncle, the man who's raising him is a very generous, kind, noble man, but he also happens to be extremely poor himself. So now what's he going to do? How's it going

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to get his business started? So the profits allows him again, utilizing whatever was available to making the best of his situation. He decided to go into the business of brokering deals, basically working on commission. Somebody has merchandise to sell somebody has merchandise. Some or somebody is wholesaling merchandise, somebody has bought merchandise and somebody is in the retail market looking to sell merchandise. So the profits a lot of them first started going around, trying to bring these people together trying to broker deals and hook up the wholesaler with the retailer, and kind of the middleman business deal. All right, which is basically all it's all hard work.

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Because a lot of times, you know, people don't value what you do in those situations. So again, we see the character of the process of being developed. And so that's the type of business supremacism started with. He had a partner. In his early days of doing business locally, he had a partner. So him and another young man decided to get together and do this business together. A man by the name of Assad been a be a salad, which is interesting, because it means I am the Son of the Father of all right, so, but the man his name is Kenya himself was abusive. And what's interesting is his father was known by the same name. Later his son, Abdullah, even Assad was known also by the name of a

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Busan. So this was kind of like a nickname that all the men of that family would get. So this man who is known as Abu sabe, all right, he was the the partner of the prophets Alonissos, he was his first business partner.

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He was his first business partner, the co worker of the profits, aulani sell them. And they started doing business locally, and hamdullah they had some level of success. And they were able to cut you know, actually do some good business deals, make some money for themselves, to get started to be able to develop and build up some type of a some type of seed money, some launch money to go into business for themselves. And they were able to get started in this way.

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Something else very interesting about this business partner of the profits a lot he set up a booth set aside him is that he was a very, very noble, respectable man. He was a very honest, trustworthy businessman. And the prophet SAW Selim himself was building a reputation of being a solder color mean, and this man similarly was a very honest, trustworthy man. Now here we see something interesting about the process that I'm after Prophethood very interesting.

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In Fatima in the conquest of Mecca, which is 20 years after an Obama 20 years after Prophethood, which basically means it's 40 years, almost 40 years after the profits a lot of a sudden 3540 years after the process of did business with this man. Now he's a prophet now he's an A B, now, you know, much has moved on.

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So the son of that same man, as a boss or a business partner of the province, so his son was name was Abdullah and yet become a Muslim. He had accepted Islam. When the Prophet sallallahu Sallam arrived in Mecca at the occasion of the conquest of Makkah to Mecca. The profits a lot of them met his old business partner. When narration actually says that he met his own business, his old business partner, and when the profits a lot less and met him, he greeted him. affectionately, he embraced him he met him reminisced with him about the old days when they used to do business together. And then the profits a lot of them offered him a compliment. The profits a lot of them

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said net machete.

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NET Masaryk, Abu Sayyaf wonder ation he says knapman Khalid Abu Abu Hassan,

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he says that Abu Musab is the best business partner

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abasa is the best business partner, the best businessman that you can that you can get into business with and the profits a lot of him praised him and complimented him on his honesty and his trustworthiness

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and the profits a lot of them said lie you Shari, well, are you Mary law you Shari well are you married, which basically means that he would never undercut somebody while doing business. And he would never lie and cheat while doing business. So the process of remembered this is again from the character of the Messenger of Allah salon ism, to remember people and to remember the good of people and to pay compliments to people. And a bless it, by the way, wasn't even Muslim in the process of offering him this compliment. He just arrived in my case meeting this man that said he was minimal lfh eikelboom that the Prophet of Allah loves him basically gave a gift to Abu Hassan even showed

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him kindness and generosity and later abou aside, rather your loved one who accepted Islam.

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But the prophet of Allah loves him even before he became Muslim to process and remembered him, praised him, complimented him and reminisce with him connected with him. Even though he now he's Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, he has fatty hamaca He's the conqueror of Makkah. He's the most powerful man in Arabia. But he remember somebody who did business with 40 years ago and he says, Hey,

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how's it going? Long time no see, and they looks at everybody around him and he says a Busan best guy ever did business with on this man right here. There's imagine that there's no better recommendation that like if you're looking for a plug or looking for advertisement, right, you know, like today like sports teams or business people they try to get sports athletes to wear their apparel or celebrities to where they're at. Imagine the Messenger of Allah lies in giving you a shout out.

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Right, that's the best endorsement deal of all time, the prophets Alonso endorsing your business. But the Messenger of Allah sallallahu does that for somebody as the honesty

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The generosity the kindness of Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Allahumma salli ala Muhammad. And so that's a little bit of the business history. Muhammad, the businessman, that he first did business with this business partner, they were able to build up some seed money. And now the profits, a lot of them had some more money. Now he was ready to seriously do business. Now he goes back to his uncle, he goes back to Ableton Live and he's like, come on, please. Look, I've proven myself. I've established I can do business. I'll be okay. Don't worry about me.

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When duration not all the books of CLR basically concur with this. One narration says that the very first trip the prophet SAW some took for business outside of, you know, mcca and ages all the way to Villa to Shang was on behalf of his uncle. One narration does say he first went on his first business trip. And he really really established himself a reputation, not just for his honesty and his trustworthiness, but also for his intelligence. People were like, man, he's a very, very good businessman.

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And so one book of Sierra actually mentioned this, now that this reputation for the prophet SAW some was established. There was a very wealthy woman in Makkah, by the name of Khadija been waylaid, and of course, will say radi Allahu unha, the mother of the believers Khadija or the Allahu

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but at this point in time, this was a wealthy widow who lived in Mecca by the name of Khadija bin Whalen. And she had been married twice before actually, her second husband had also passed away. And she was a widow at this point, she was extremely wealthy, not just wealthy, because she may be you know, because of her husband's wealth. But she was born into a wealthy family herself, her her father Whalen was a very extremely wealthy man himself. So she was born into wealth. And she was a very wealthy woman who possessed a lot of business assets. And basically what she decided to do with her wealth in order to invest it and grow it was she decided to,

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you know, invest it into business into doing further business. And the way that she decided to do that further business was she decided to, you know, hire businessmen, to go take her wealth, take her money, and go and do business on her behalf,

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in Bernardo Shan, to take goods from, go and sell them over there, buy more goods from over there and bring them back to Mecca to sell. The problem was that, of course, because of the culture and the situation and the overall lack of safety at that time, a woman wouldn't be able to do that part of her business herself, she would not be able to sell the goods herself and travel for the sake of business herself. So she would have to hire someone to do business on her behalf. Now, that was a major problem for her, because who would she hire? Who could she hire? Who could she trust? Who could she not trust. And so that was a major cause of concern for in a major problem for her. When

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she started to hear on mcca the reputation of this young man named Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who was very intelligent, a good businessman. But above all, he was honest and trustworthy, he became extremely interested. And she called for Mohammed salatu salam to come and meet her in regards to a business proposal, the prophets, a lot of them went and met with her. And she basically told them that I'd like you to do business on my behalf.

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Now, the narrations don't make it very clear. But there's something very interesting in the narration that it says that she offered the prophets a lot, he sent them twice as twice the amount of commission that you would offer anybody else that she had ever offered Anyone else? Now, why would you offer twice the amount of money aside from maybe trying to, you know, secure the services of this person, because he was so sought after because he was so trustworthy? Some of the scholars have read in between the lines, and they say that maybe Initially, the profits a lot declined, because he had been working. He had been trying to establish a business for himself, that maybe it's

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very, very possible that the profits alone, he said, I'm initially, you know, declined her request and said, You know what, thank you very much. I'm very flattered. I appreciate the offer, but really not interested. So she offered the profitsystem twice the commission. No, no, I'll offer you twice the amount of money but I want you to do business for me. I want you to work for me. based off of that the profits allowed him agreed and decided to work for her. When some of the narrations that don't mention the fact that the prophets a lot of them first initially traveled on behalf of his uncle Abu Talib to do business to a sham to Syria, say that the prophets have said However, there's

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a problem. My uncle does not want me to travel for business.

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So it also mentioned that she in fact, went and spoke to Abu Talib herself saying, I want you to your nephew to do business for me, and inshallah, you know, I'm very hopeful that

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Everything will be okay. I hope that everything will be fine, and that everything should be alright. And in fact, if it makes you feel any better, I have a slave by the name of Mesa that I will send with the provinces. I mean, it's actually mentioned that Mesa was somebody who was very physically talented and gifted. And he was actually very, a very skilled fighter and Archer.

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And that was basically the bodyguard of Khadija. So Mesa was the bodyguard of Khadija rhodiola Anna, and she said, I'll send me some oil with him. He'll be okay. He'll be safe, allowing your nephew to do business for me. This will be good for everybody involved, I promise to you. And some of the narrations at that point A The reason why I had the job offer twice the amount of money was I will Talib said, you know, I'm very hesitant, but you got to make it worth our while, I want you to pay him double what you normally would pay somebody. Right. So I will call him the uncle of the processor looking out for the best interest of the profits. Also, he demanded twice the amount of

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money which shows that there's nothing wrong with a little negotiation. And if somebody really is that talented, then you should compensate them accordingly. All right. So Nevertheless, the prophet SAW some now goes to do business on behalf of Khadija or the alohar unhappy with her slave may settle.

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Now when they set out on this journey, and they're traveling to blood to Sham, the region of Syria and now even more the broader region than even what is modern day Syria today. Along the way, some interesting things start to happen. Now they they stopped Remember I told you where Bill Hader had interacted with the prophet SAW some the monk. Now the reason why they stopped there the first time around as well was that's where it could he always stopped when traveling for business. It was kind of like a, like a truck stop like a rest area. They would always stop there. There were some supplies. There was a well, there were some vendors, there was it was a nice place to stop, you

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could basically relieve yourself during your stop there. So it was a rest area. And so the prophet SAW Selim and Mesa as was happened for all of Quraysh they stopped there. Well, you know, on their journey. Now the narrations mentioned that it was not Hadar at this time. It was another monk who was resident at the monastery there by now. But it still mentions in the narration, that when they stop there, and the profits all of a sudden was resting underneath a tree under the shade of a tree that may set off the slave was maybe getting some supplies or doing some work or so the monk as you would often do, because a monastery was positioned kind of at a high place, and he could see who

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came in who didn't. So he spotted that some travelers have arrived. And he spotted something very interesting. So he kind of came down from the monastery, and he meets a slave Mesa at the waterwell and he says that, Who's that man sitting under that tree? So Mesa said, What Mohammed Omar Abdullah, that's Mohammed Abdullah, Meena, Quraysh, Medellin, heroin, that he's from the people of praise, they are the caretakers of the harem, giving an introduction to the Prophet sallallahu sallam.

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The monk at that time tells me, Sarah, that like it's nice to have the sheds that are Elana, you

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know, men will sit underneath that tree at this time at this place, nobody will sit under that tree except for a profit.

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And so he basically he tells me that there's something special about that man, and that this is a sign that I've read in our texts in our scriptures. And so he spots the prophecies, I mean, he tells me some of this now that piques the interest of Mesa, they go to Sham they sell all the business goods, in fact, they make more profit than was normally made. Now they're coming back from a sham with goods that they purchased based based on the money that they made in a sham.

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They purchase more goods that are specific to the region of Sham to come back and sell in makup. When they arrived back in Mecca with all these goods, now they're selling these goods in Makkah, that's part of the whole business arrangement. And again, the goods that they sell in Makkah, make more profit than normal. So make make a very solid profit over their extraordinary profit over there. And now they come back to America and make an extraordinary profit in Mecca. So all of this good stuff is happening. And I in fact, I forgot to mention on the way back traveling from village to Sham, you don't may set a spot something else. So remember Mesa when he talks about a monk, it

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piques his interest. So now while traveling back from a sham, Mesa has been kind of keeping an eye on the prophets a lot. He saw them, he travels a little bit behind him, he stays a few steps behind and kind of keeps an eye on him. So Mesa, in fact, says that on the way back it was some of the most extreme heat that we had dealt with on that journey.

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And during that extreme heat, it was so brutal. And I noticed that the prophets hasn't generally seemed very calm,

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calmer than a person should be traveling in such brutal heat. So it kind of piqued my interest what's going on here. So he says I look up and I see that the Prophet of Allah says

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Mohammed to him this man, Mohammed, he's being covered by a shade as he's traveling.

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He's being covered by shade by while he's traveling. And in fact the narration on behalf of Mesa law says that is it's as if I saw two angels shading, providing shade over Mohammed as he was traveling solo and he was in

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Santa mesa is completely blown away. They get back to Mecca. Like I said, they make the profit now, when they finally sit down with Khadija to settle the account, and the profits on some offers the records, Khadija rhodiola Juana this happened that happened, this happened that I'm giving her a full breakdown.

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And so some of the details are mentioned that the processor was very, very precise. He was very particular very precise. And he would, he would refer back to Mesa to corroborate every single little thing about the business transactions. Mesa was it like this? Wasn't it like that? Wasn't it like this wasn't a like that, any concurs everything with Mesa.

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And so Khadija, first of all, I was very impressed by the honesty, by the by the,

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by the detail the care for detail and attendance, the the attention to detail, that the profitsystem displays. And then after everything is done, and the accounts are settled in Khadija gives the commission to the profits as I'm as was promised and agreed to beforehand, and the promise of some goes about his way. She then sits with Mesa and she says, What can you tell me about him? What did you see? What did you observe?

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Is he good? Should we continue to do business with them? And Mesa says, Oh, he's beyond honest, you have no nothing to worry about in that regard. You saw, he's beyond on this. In fact, on top of that, he says, not should this man should not just be hired based on his honesty, but he's very intelligent. He's a good businessman. I saw him in action. He knows what he's doing when he does business. And he's honest. And then aside from everything else, Mesa law says take it or leave it.

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But there's something extraordinary about this man. There's something very unique about this man. And he goes on to tell Khadija Roddick a lot more about some of the things that he witnessed in the conversation with the market and some of the things that he saw. And so he very much piques the interest of fidelity along with

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the narrations go on to mention that the prophets of Allah sallallahu sallam, you know, engaged in a few, a couple of more business deals with Khadija by now Above all, it felt a little bit better as well. You know that he came back safe and sound and he was okay. So the narrations go on to mention that he did a couple of more business deals, we could be a lot more unhappy with very, very similar results. Very good profits, nothing but extraordinary exemplary character, honesty, trustworthiness. And by now de de la De La Hoya einheit is becoming more and more impressed and even interested in this young man.

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So, at this point in time, the profit or loss of the loved one ha

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inquires, basically speaks to one of her friends. It first mentioned that she went and spoke to one of her cousin's a man by the name of water pumping nurofen. And she speaks a lot of times she says, there's a man named Mohammed, you have you heard of him? And waka says, Yeah, I've heard something about him. Sounds like a good young man and comes from a good family. I've seen him I've interacted a little bit with him just generally outside like, Hi, hello, how's it going? And he seems like a very good, well behaved, honest young man. And of course, I hear the reputation facade the economy, right. And then the last one that tells her cousin what Ah, about some of the experience she she's

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had in doing business with him. And what a call says he sounds exemplary now, Khadija, la de la Juana, because she was such a wealthy woman. And it said she was a woman of great beauty. She was extremely intelligent. She was also very wealthy. She was and she was single, she was a widow. So she'd been fielding many, many marriage proposals for a long time now. But she was she was very concerned. And she was, in fact very even skeptical of a lot of the marriage proposals that were coming our way. Because she was so wealthy, she was always worried about maybe somebody trying to marry her, quote, unquote, for her money. And she was very concerned about that. She wanted to make

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sure that she married somebody of exemplary character. And she's similarly wanting to marry somebody for you know, her character, she wants you wanting somebody you want to marry her for her character, not her money.

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So now she's interested in the Prophet of Allah salani sent him so she asks her cousin what aka What about says recommends it says I think it's a very good marriage proposal, and I think you should pursue it. She speaks to one of her good friends. The name can be pronounced in two ways. Both are Arabic names. One is Nafisa. One is new face, which have different meanings, but from the same route and the same core. So she speaks to one of her friends in a fi cell or new face. And she asks her, do you know about Muhammad? She goes, Yeah, I do know about him. What do you think?

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about him, she says, I've only heard good things. Well, these are my experiences with him. What should we do? And she says, I think you should pursue the marriage proposal She goes, but how am I supposed to exactly go about it? Because how do I approach this matter? So her friend, the FISA says, Are you interested? She says, Yes, absolutely. She goes, alright, done. Let me take care of it. I'll take care of it. I'll speak on your behalf. I'll help you out with this. All right. Now Nafisa goes to the Prophet of Allah sallallahu sallam, he goes, you obviously know Khadija you do business for her and with her.

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He says, Yes, he goes, What do you think about her as a person, as a woman? Because she has exemplary character? very honest, very trustworthy, very straightforward. I've only seen good from her. So it goes, would you consider her for marriage? So the Prophet of Allah salatu salam says, she interested in marriage? He says, Yes, I wouldn't be here talking to you if he wasn't. So the Prophet of Allah sallallahu Sallam said, yes, if I mean if she as long as she's interested, I would also be interested in marriage.

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And so then the narration basically goes on to say that now Nafisa and the Prophet of Allah Salaam go to his uncle Abu Talib, to speak to him about this marriage proposal. And inshallah we'll go ahead and stop here, a little bit of a cliffhanger. Not really, because everybody knows what happened. Right? So trying to bring the people back next week. No, but Mashallah, everybody knows exactly what happens. But from here, it's a very interesting narration and process and it talks a lot in detail about the exact discussions and the dialogues and the different discussions that happen from here on out. And so we'll continue on from here next week. But nevertheless, some of the

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lessons I just want to recap that we learned today, we learned about the process of doing business, obviously, businesses permissible, not just that, but the Prophet of Allah Salas, who was an honest businessman, and he was a trustworthy businessman. And there's a very famous effort that goes attack Judas assadullah mean, that are trustworthy, honest, businessman man to begin with, the thing was Shahada was solid, he will be with the prophets and the martyrs into honest and trustworthy, pious, righteous people, that an honest trustworthy businessman will be in the ranks of the prophets in the martyrs and the pious in the righteous. So the Prophet of Allah lightsome set this precedent in this

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example for us. The Prophet system is an example on how to establish personal relationships, that when he meets a man that he did business with 40 years ago, he praises a man and he appreciates the man's honesty, and he remembers the man and shows him very special attention, even though now he's the conqueror of Makkah, but yet he takes our time to speak to this man and appreciates a man's honesty and embraces the man. And then of course, we see the honesty and the trustworthiness in the business dealings of the prophets are set on. Similarly we learn a lesson about marriage, and how the number one qualification for marriage is character. Khadija radi Allahu unha considered the

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prophets and some based off of his character, his honesty and his trustworthiness and the Prophet of Allah azza wa jal considers Khadija la de la Mancha based off of her character, her honesty and her trustworthiness. What lesson do we learn from that? We learned from that that yes, Deen is very important, but one of the most important manifestations of Deen is in character. Again, we have two extremes. Today people consider marriage proposals simply based on social or material qualifiers. What family do they come from? How beautiful or handsome are they? How much money did they got? How what type of an education Do they have worldly education. But we also have an opposite extreme where

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people solely will consider a marriage proposal or a spouse based on religious superficial qualifiers. Does he have a beard? Does he wear a goofy? Does he wear a robe? Does she wear her job? How much does she memorized? You know what activities or you know what type of a job does she wear? You know, religious, superficial religious qualifiers, we have to understand that character is the most important thing and character is a part and parcel of our Deen and it's a manifestation of a person's Deen when people you know when people ask me for recommendations, and there's something I learned from my teachers, and they learned from their teachers, and we see this from the son of the

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prophets, a lot of them. Then when people asked for, you know, advice on a marriage proposal, even if the person outwardly or superficially might seem very religious, quote unquote, religious and pious, the character is very important and the character should never be ignored. The character should never be ignored. Because that is a manifestation in shows us sincerity in a person's religion in their Deen. And it's very, very important. Some very, very superficially, on the outside religious people get married, only to realize that they turn out to be people of very bad character, which means they have not internalized their Deen. They're not really religious because they never

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internalize their religion, and they end up suffering because of it. With the profit of a loss of love so much later in the Buddha, when a marriage proposal is brought to him of a Muslim Muslim

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Hobby Lobby a loved one who the Prophet system says don't marry that man.

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He tells us a hobby don't marry that man. Why? Because he says he has a very bad temper. He has a very bad temper. In fact, I know this as a counselor as a leader of the community. I know that he's not able to control his temper a lot of times

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that he physically cannot control his temper a lot of times I recommend you not marry that man, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam said this. So we will see this from the example of the process um, that nothing is more important to consider than character because character is the greatest sign of a person's Deen and if a person's 11 o'clock is a part of our Deen is a part of our religion and is a part of Islam. May Allah subhanho wa Taala give us all the ability to practice everything we've said and heard Subhana Allah He will be handy so Hunter columbium Nick, Shadow Allah Allah, Allah

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