Abdul Nasir Jangda – Seerah 026 – The Cave of Hira

Abdul Nasir Jangda
AI: Summary © The upcoming Book of the Apocalypse series is a series of recorded lectures and online classes, which is a pivotal moment within the spirituality of Islam. The buildup of divine revelation and the deployment of these elements are a momentous event that is happening throughout the childhood and youth of the Prophet system. Prayer, being in a state of qualification, and reciting the holy combination of salatin shiloh and saltiness are crucial for protecting from evil forces and protecting from mental disorders. The importance of learning and practicing etiquette is emphasized, and individuals are encouraged to connect with the gods during the program.
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You're listening to Elam Institute's podcast series, see the life of the Prophet peace be upon him. lm is pleased to announce the Habib training workshop. Find out more at hottie. workshop.com that's KHAT Eb workshop.com smilla he will handle our salatu salam O Allah,

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wa ala alihi wa sahbihi edge marine.

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So continuing on with our series on the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, in the last couple of sessions, we've been talking about the duration or the time period, immediately preceding the first and the beginning of Revelation. And this is something I've said multiple times. But I just want to reiterate very quickly, that, you know, aside from the fact that any believer understands the magnitude, and the importance and the the great significance of this event, and this occurrence of divine revelation coming coming down, the new boo of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam officially beginning, the revelation of the Quran initiating any Muslim, any believer would

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understand the significance of that. And even so much so that historians, social scientists,

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other scholars of others, secular fields, have also acknowledged the importance of this occasion, even if they choose not to believe, nevertheless, they acknowledge the significance of this occasion simply based on the fact that this is seen as a pivotal moment within human history. It was a turning point in the history of not just the the entire world, but very specifically, it was a turning point in the history of a people that had long been entrenched within darkness. You know, the people of the Middle East, the Arabs, of that time, and of that era, were considered savages by their people of the rest of the world, even though they were in some aspects, they had a very

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enlightened culture, linguistically, literally speaking, they were very gifted people, they were people of great artistic expression. They were people have great memory, and even great intellectual ability. I mean, a four year old child would be able to tell you his entire family lineage 20 generations back.

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Do you know the boy when he would first learn how to ride a horse, a part of learning how to ride a horse was also learning the lineage of that horse, because they were thoroughbreds. These were horses were whose lineages were preserved. So at 810 years old, when a boy learned how to ride a horse, he also memorized the lineage of the horse that he was riding on. So in certain aspects, they were a very gifted people, but nevertheless, by some of the other civilizations of that time, they will perceive to be savages.

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And history remembers them to a certain extent and in a similar manner. So this was a turning point in the history of these people as well. And so it's a very, very great, momentous occasion that's approaching now. Something that's a very interesting part of our Deen, something that's a very interesting part of spirituality, within our Deen is that a part of the teaching of Islam and I'll use one example, as an a very,

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I'll use a very significant example, to illustrate this as kind of a case study to make this point, Salah the prayer, the daily Muslim prayer, which is, you know, the most important practice within the deen of Islam, it's the most practical, most important practical thing that we're instructed to do within our dean. And it's the basis and our foundation as Muslims. But something interesting about the Salah is that we part of the method of praying and what the prophets A lot has taught us about the prayer and the Salah is that we don't go from just engaging in any other social activity. We don't go from having the middle of a conversation, watching television to immediately just say

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Allahu Akbar. We don't do that. That's that's that's not even technically speaking. We're not allowed to pray that way. But salaam, salaam, the prayer has some preparation, and it's part of our Deen. It's a part of the instruction that's been given to us. In regards to the prayer. First and foremost, we require will do, we require purification. And so we have to make sure that we're in a state of ritual purification. And so we have to prepare ourselves to pray, we have to make sure that we are clothed properly and we are cleansed. In order to be able to stand up and pray, we have to make sure that we face the Qibla in order to face the Qibla if we come to the masjid, then that in

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and of itself is part of the preparation and the effort and the build up, you're driving you're walking to the machine. But if you choose to pray wherever it is that you're at, then that is by the way, a concession that was provided to this oma, the prophets allottee seventh century Jerry led to the end of the mosquito motohiro the entire Earth has been made a mustard for me. And so if you decide to pray wherever it is that you are you first have to find the Qibla

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Right, you have to figure try to figure out the direction of the cable. So the point I'm trying to make and so much so that look at the little details, the prophets allottee, some commanded us that whenever you stand up to pray, place a sutra in front of you, the prophets, a lot of them told us to place a sutra in front of us when we pray. So when you take all of that into consideration, making will do making sure you're clean, making sure you're close facing towards a table, a place a sutra in front of you, when you put all of that together, you realize that there is some preparation, there's some build up to the prayer. And aside from these being just technical requirements are in

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technical details. There's actually something very practical about this, and something deeply spiritual about this. Because just that preparation in that build up, allows you to acclimate, it allows you to kind of warm up, you know, when you start your car early in the morning, particularly during the wintertime, you don't just start your car throwing into drive and slam on the gas. Or maybe if you're 18 years old, you do but then your car pays the price for it. Right. So typically speaking, what you're properly supposed to do is turn your car on and let it warm up. Right and so similarly speaking, to kind of get in the zone to properly warm up all of this buildup helps a

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believer in that in that regard, so much so that the the scholars even recommend for sure within the salon. This is very interesting. Now, they say that even Kathy rahula He says, Oh for sure you're suddenly monferrato kalba hula Sala, that for sure will be attained, will be will be achieved by whosoever empties his hard freezes hard frees himself up for the prayer. So he kind of empties everything out frees up his heart and his mind. And now he's ready to pray. So it requires that type of a buildup.

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divine revelation is about to begin. All right, and I said like spiritually islamically speaking, it has great significance to us as Muslims. You know, historically speaking, it has significance. And also historically speaking, we also have to realize this is the first time in 600 years of divine revelation is going to be coming down. This is the first time in 600 years that Allah subhanaw taala will be communicating his will and his command to the believers and to the human to human beings to people. So this is a landmark occasion, it wasn't going to randomly just happen one day, it wasn't going to happen without some type of a build up even though in our sessions covering the Siva the 25

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some odd sessions we've had, you know, if you've been if you've been paying attention, or you go back and you listen, what what we've realized is that there was a very slow buildup that was happening even from before the birth of the prophets a lot easier than the rediscovery of some zombie attack of the elephants. All of that was building up to the birth of the Prophet system was a momentous occasion. And then throughout the childhood and the youth and the adulthood of the Prophet system, there was these experiences, these incidents that kept happening, continuously building up to this event. But now when we were right there, where we're on the cusp of the beginning of

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Revelation, on reopening the doors of nobuhiko, at that time, when the process of is he nearing the age of 40, now things really start to rev up, things really start to speed up. And we talked about some of that. We talked, we talked about how,

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you know, some of the kohan, right, some of the fortune tellers, a soothsayers who would basically they would, they would have a very, they would have a mutually beneficial relationship with shouting. So evil Jin siobhain would bring them little bits and pieces of information about people or about situations or circumstances or events. And then when people would come to them to get their fortune told to them, then they would tell them these little bits and pieces of information, when that would actually come true. Or they knew something intimate or private about them. They'd be like, Oh, my God, how do you know that? And essentially corrupting the faith of the people. And that

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was beneficial to the shouting because that's kind of their job. That's what they do. They they corrupt the faith of the people. And so some of these fortune tellers are sitting around waiting for the champagne to come to them. And when they wait and wait and wait, and weeks or months are going by without any new information from the champagne, so their business is going down the drain. When the shouting do come again, then they are so they're asking them does fortune tellers are watching the shouting where you been? I've been sitting here waiting for you. And so they're, they're telling them about the board. He thought Rasulullah mindwave had been Khalid yet oh Illa he was in a bar

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that he that a prophet is about to come from these Arabs and he will call towards Allah and he will call towards the worship of Allah. And then I mentioned this last time as well, that they would so this one fortune teller he says, I give to the genie What? What

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the * there is a be Lassie ha

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He says that I'm very shocked by what's going on with these jinn and how they've completely lost control of their situation, and how all their information has been cut off from them, that we eat our Makita tablin houda ma hadal jenica and Jessie Ha. And he says that some of these, Jin, because some of the fortune tellers are finding out that a lot of these shaft lean or these gin have left to where are you going to say, we're going to Makkah, so where are you going to make it? So we're going to receive guidance. We're going there to meet this prophet and we want to go find this prophet and find guidance. And they say, ma hadal Jin nica and Joshua, that there are good gin and there are bad

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gin and the bad gin are still trying to find some way to keep business going. The good gin have realized at the time of the final profit is coming, and they're underway there. Except Islam on his hands for Haleakala software to Bimini Hashem, was Moby ionica ihlara see her and they're saying we're going over there to sofar been Hashem, which is basically the name of a prominent leader from the family of Quraysh, one of the sons of Hashem, his name was sofar bin Hashem. So they're saying, we're going to the family of suburban Hashem. And we want to go there, to be able to kiss the eyes and kiss the head of this prophet. And so you find this, this type, basically, that this this is a

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truth that is slowly starting to become more and more apparent to these people. There's even

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mentioned by the, in a narration in a hadith that the Prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was approached by a man who came to accept Islam. And when he finally comes to the process, I mean, he's so, so excited. He's so overwhelmed to meet the prophets a lot. He said that the process I'm asks him, is everything. Okay? What's your story and he tells the process, um, his story, that I was a fortune teller. I was a soothsayer. And I used to be visited by these jinn and the shell team. And they used to visit me, and they would talk to me, and they would tell me things, and for quite some time, I, you know, took benefit. I tried to take advantage of this situation that I had. And he

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says, until one day, that, you know, they came to me and they basically told me that you need to go to Makkah, and find the final prophet, and go and accept Islam on his hands. And so he says, I came here looking for you. And now that I found you, it's so overwhelming to finally find you and accept Islam and to see you with my own eyes. And at that point in time, the prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam asks him a question he says, For halia a ticker you can do.

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So the prophet SAW some asked him that, do these Jin still come and talk to you even now till today de Champlain, do they still come and talk to you now till today, and he says Mr. Moon superato Khurana

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Khurana fella, he says ever since I first recited a word from the book of a law from the Quran since that day, Gandhi Shelton don't visit me anymore. There shevlin don't come to me anymore. I specifically wanted to mention this particular narration because we see even from the beginning of revelation we see one of the direct benefits of the crolla recitation of the Quran is protection from such evil forces. And this works in two ways. Number one up for the Koran and the vicar have a lot of remembrance of Allah, which the Quran is the greatest form of it is protection from evil forces. You know, there's a certain reality to these things. There's a certain reality to jinn and

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to share. There's a reality to jinn, there's a reality to shouting, there's a reality to the west coast of Shelton, there's a reality to gin, sometimes nefarious gin, very troublemaking gin, you know, messing with people bothering people. There's a reality to these things. But what we're told is to not be overly paranoid about them. There's this very interesting balance or rather imbalance, I should say, there's these interesting extremes. A lot of times in Muslim countries, there's this perception of everything is equated to just a problem with gin. So somebody can be autistic, somebody could have some type of chemical disorder, somebody could be clinically depressed. Oh, it's

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all gin. Right? So there's a little bit of a paranoia almost in over a year, of course, in the society we live in, where there's no acknowledgement of these things at all. So much so that even within Muslim circles within the Muslim community, some people dismiss all this stuff as superstition, there's no reality of these things. But there's a fine balance in between where we have to kind of acknowledge a balance, that there is a reality to maybe somebody having an emotional, psychological mental disorder, but at the same time, there's a reality to these things as well. But even if we were to talk about evil, gin and Chao theme, affecting people messing with

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people, possessing people bothering people, so what's the protection from that? Because that that sometimes can drive people can make people very frightened and very paranoid. The protection from that isn't the Vicodin the remembrance of Allah, the first and foremost solution

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is having regular five times daily prayer in your life. A solution to that is engaging in the vicar of Allah, reciting the book of Allah, the primary solution to a lot of these different spiritual evils, these spiritual illnesses, these spiritual elements, the four first and foremost solution that we've been given by the Messenger of Allah Allah is the more I was attain,

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reciting certain Falcon, saltiness morning and evening. That is from the book of Allah, that's from the Quran. So having a relationship with the Quran is protection from a lot of these evils. And that's in two ways. Number one, is there is a reality to just a burqa and the blessing of even just a recitation of the Quran, just reciting the more I was attain reciting ayatul kursi, morning and evening reciting it inclusive adequately. Salatin Bada, Khalifa de la 10. After every further obligatory prayer, these are sources of blessing. And these are sources of virtue, and they do serve as a protection. But then, when you go a little bit deeper, you also understand and realize that

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they'll put on in the book of a lion, the remembrance of Allah is also a form of protection, because of what it means. When you understand it like charlatan will, the scholars have said, the prophet of Allah salani seven inauthentic narration says somebody who recites a little milk every evening, it will be a protection for that person in their grave,

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it will be a protection for that person in their grave. Now, that doesn't just simply mean that it has a certain meaning that even if you just ritualistically recited it, and you believed in the virtue and the power of the suta, it will serve as a protection for you in sha Allah, Allah. But at the same time, the process of was also alluding and bringing our attention to the fact that when somebody understands the message of Sultan milk, they comprehend it, they internalize the message of certain milk, and then they live their lives by those same values. It will naturally serve as a protection in their grave, because it just changed the way they live their life. Now this person is

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living their life in a better way. So of course, that's going to that's this person enjoys a better, more fruitful relationship with the law. So of course, that's going to help them protect our person in their grave. So I wanted to mention this, that he says, Mr. Khurana, ever since I started reciting the book of Allah, now these he now these Jindo longer visit me and he says when they are when they will do Kitab la him in a gym, he says how awesome of a substitute is that? That before I used to spend my time with Jin, and shall be messing with me and talking in my head and bothering me. And it goes now I recite the book of Allah. And now the only thing I got my head, as I put on is

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a book of Allah. That's what occupies my time. So this is what an amazing substitute. So we find that a lot of these different incidents and situations were occurring, which we talked about over the last couple of weeks. Now we transition over to going back to focusing on the Prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, what was going on with the Messenger of Allah sallallahu sallam. So in these months, leading up to and in fact, some scholars say even a year, two years, leading up to the beginning of Revelation, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Now he was a much older man, of course, he's nearing 40. So and like we talked about one of the reasons why, from 25, to the age of

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30, you know, at the age of 30, in fact, 25 to 35. We don't have a lot of narrations about what happened in between here because the prophets of Salaam, again, being swattin Hashanah being the ultimate role model of the prophets, allottee salams primary focus, and his main achievement, during this time, was establishing a home and a family.

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And we have to understand that because oftentimes that can almost be seen as, Oh, there's this empty part in the seat. Oh, no, it's not an empty part in the zero, right? It might not be documented because they weren't these public events. Because oftentimes, it's not very glamorous, right? It's not something that's publicly happening. Right. So when I'm when I'm giving a lecture, and I'm talking here, now, this is being seen, and this is being broadcast, and this is being recorded. So now this is very This is acknowledged, this is seen this will be documented. But if I spent two hours on my home, talking to my own kids and teaching the same lesson I've set out to my own

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children. That's not being, you know, that's not being publicly put out. That's not being recorded. That's not being documented. So all of a sudden, oh, yeah, I don't know. I don't know what he's up to. Oh, he didn't he didn't have any activities this evening. No, no, he had the most important activity this evening. Because he was actually investing into his own home, his own family. So that was a prophet sell, sell on time for his family. He had his he was raising his kids. He was building a relationship with his wife. He was settling a family building a home. He was building a home during that time. So that time was invested into that. And he had invested 10 years Think about

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that. 10 years of a person's prime 25 to 35. That's usually the time when we're the most neglectful of our families. Why? Because I was trying to, you know, my work my way up to partner. I was trying to open my own practice. You know, I was hitting the road. I was traveling

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You know, heavily I was consulting, you know that. So that's usually the time when we're the most, or we're too still too busy, you know, hanging out with people still too busy trying to stay young trying to be young. But that was a time in the process of them invested heavily into his own home, his own family. Now he's around the age of 35. We talked about that major event at the age of 35, the reconstruction of the Kaaba, and the very prominent role the profitsystem played. And obviously, what's what's very, very apparent is when he was involved in that reconstruction project, he all of a sudden, was reminded

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of the dire situation of the society lived in particularly spiritually, because they're the Kaaba, helping them in the reconstruction, the rebuilding of the beta law, the Kaaba, the house of the law. And he's seeing that how bad the situation is full of idols, and these people worshipping idols, and they're completely lost, and their lives have no meaning. And they don't they lack any type of direction. And the effect of that type of a corruption in spirituality is a corruption in family life. There's a corruption in social activity, there's a corruption in business dealings, this corruption is widespread all across the board in terms of this society.

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And so he's reminded of this, and what that eventually pushed the Prophet sallallahu Sallam to was deep reflection, deep thought. He's an older man, now. He's nearing the age of 40.

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And he, his kids are starting to grow up, they're starting to, you know, get older now.

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And so now he's starting to think and reflect on certain things. And he's realizing, society is in shambles.

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Humanity is suffering.

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And so he decides to find some time, kind of clear, you know, kind of get all the noise, get away from all the noise and all the disturbance and find time to sit and deeply think and reflect.

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And the profit or loss of autism ventures a little bit outside of mcha,

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just kind of walking around, trying to clear his head, trying to reflect on what's going on.

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And we're walking around, he kind of goes up into the mountains and the hills and starts climbing up, kind of like taking a hike

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is hiking up into the mountains. And he goes all the way up one mountain

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comes back down on the other side,

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which we know as

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this Java,

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right, and so he goes up, but he basically right outside of Makkah, he climbs up onto one side of the mountain, it's described, and he comes back down on the other side. Because the hard Hara, the Cave of Hadar, where it's located, the side that the cave is located, climbing up on that side is very treacherous, it's very difficult. So you climb up on off the other side. And so he climbs up off the other side, and he comes back down on the other side, and he sees his little cave. And it's it smooths out and has an opening, but it's a very small opening and the opening is so small, only one person can go in at one time. And the way the cave is a cave is that it's got a small opening.

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But when you go in, it's got enough, just barely enough room so that somebody can stand inside. At the most, it's only wide enough for maybe two people to stand inside. But the cave goes in and tapers back off. So it narrows down towards the end of the cave. And at the end of the cave, it's actually got another opening, it's got a very small opening on the other end of it. So it's got ventilation actually. So it's open on both ends very small on one end, and it's got a bigger opening on the other end.

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And so it kind of has it kind of recedes in. And when he finds his cave, and he sits down to take some shelter to kind of catch a breather, he looks around and he says so it opens up and there's a little bit of a clearing, just really not not real big, but really small. But still there's a little bit of a clearing out in front of it. So it kind of makes you comfortable. But at the same time when he looks out from it, he sees when he sits down and he sees his little clearing in front of it, he sees that on the side of it, there's a couple of big rocks. So it still kind of gives you the the feeling of kind of being closed off like being in a closed private room where you're not just out

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there in the open. It's got a couple of big rocks off to the side of it. So you do sort of feel like you have some privacy. And then here's the here's here's where he's completely sold. This is what seals the deal. When he sits at the opening of that cave. And he looks out he can see straight into mechanic and actually see beta line the distance

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he can see Baitullah in the distance.

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And something that we know from the life in the seat of the processor is that the processor had very sharp vision. The processor had very

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Sharp vision, extremely sharp eyesight. And so the processor actually looks off into distance and you can see the Baitullah the Kaaba.

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And so he sits down there.

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And he feels very comfortable there. It's quiet, it's peaceful, the wind is kind of coming through and blowing through the cave. So makes you nice and comfortable. And he just sits there quietly, and he can see the GABA, the most beautiful thing he's ever seen in his life, the thing that kind of brings him peace and tranquility because the GABA is the beta lights the house of Allah. So he sits there and he looks at the Kaaba and he enjoys the moment he really, really find some serenity, some calm there. So now the profitsystem goes back to Makkah.

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And it said that the very first occasion the Prophet says, I'm actually, you know, meditated there performed the air takeoff there took seclusion there, at the head north, what's called the North, which basically means to kind of isolate yourself. The first time the process of did it the some of the scholars have actually mentioned that it was a month of Ramadan.

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It was a month of Ramadan, some of the scholars mentioned two years before the first revelation. So two Dharma ones before the first beginning revelation, the prophet SAW Selim packs up some food packs, some some stuff, some clothing, like packs a little bag, he tells his wife, Khadija all the Aloha,

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that, you know, I need some time I want to go there, I want to just take some time and just be able to get away from everything and just reflect and just kind of find some peace. And she had even seen that just to society and what was going on with people and just reflecting on it was very, just, you know, it was very, it was very difficult for him. It was weighing heavy on him. So she goes go ahead and take some time.

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So now the Prophet of Allah, Allah, He sent him packs up his stuff, and he comes up to this cave of Hydra. And some of the scholars of Sierra mentioned that he stayed there throughout the month of Ramadan. Some say no, he stayed for a part of the month of Ramadan, Allahu Allah, Allah, Allah knows best,

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until his supplies were exhausted, and then he came back down. And then some of the scholars say that he did not return back until the next following Ramadan.

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And that entire time he longed for it. He looked forward to it. He was anxious about going back. And then he returned back to Nicky's, it's almost like he was counting the days. And when the next Ramadan came, then he packed up his stuff again, and he left. And he went and he stayed for a number of days there in the cave of haidong. Now there's a lot of speculation, especially it seems like

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a lot of even orientalist, and more contemporary scholars in the last couple of 100 years have really tried to read into what was the Prophet sallallahu Sallam engaging in when he was going to this cave? Anyone? Some classical scholars have talked about it, the truth of the matter? The fact of the matter is, we don't have a lot of detail. Does that prevent us from reading into it? No, not exactly. But at the same time, we also at the same time, don't want to assume too much on behalf of the prophets. allottee. So we don't really truly No, what he was exactly engaging in at that time, whether he was praying or not, what form was he praying or not? What was he thinking about? What was

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he reflecting on? But there is this much truth to the fact because of the Hadith of the Prophet instead of he says at the hanworth, he was specifically targeting some form of isolation, to be able to clear his head to be able to find some peace and quiet and to be able to deeply reflect. And without a doubt, without a doubt, we believe in the fact that, you know, everything is by by the Divine Decree of Allah subhanaw taala. And that this was part of the divine plan of Allah, that Allah subhanaw taala arranged, and implicitly commanded the prophets as inspired that desire within the prophets have some in that direction, within the heart of the prophets a lot he sent him to go

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into isolate himself and deeply reflect and think. And that was to prepare him and to prepare his heart

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to prepare him in his heart, for receiving divine revelation.

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And that's why I started off by saying, by talking about that topic, that similarly today,

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when we pray when we offer Salah when we, you know, try to connect and communicate with the last panel with Allah, we also have to understand that there's a process that builds up to that.

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And that's a part of preparing your heart to connect with Allah. It's to prepare yourself to communicate with Allah, to experience the Salah properly. That's why this college even had to adapt their etiquettes about the recitation of the Quran.

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The recitation of the Quran as etiquette, classical scholars for 1400 years, they practiced etiquette when it came to reciting the book of Allah. Today, we, you know, today we have the predicament, we have the situation where a young person comes along, you know, and kind of says, Yeah, well what suddenly was the evidence is everything

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Really? What's your proof? What's your evidence? It's like Easy there bucko. Right? Take it easy, relax a little bit, there was a process for a reason.

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Right? We we discount wisdom so easily that it's just ridiculous. Like we expect everything you know, to be packaged in a way that according to my expectations, but you have to, you have to observe you have to learn. That's not to say that for underestimation of the crunch should be practical, it should be practical. And so there will be there will be situations where maybe you can observe all the etiquettes you should still recite the book of a lion, whatever form you can, but there should be time that should be invested in to where you make will do.

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And you kind of turn off your phone

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and you shut the screen.

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And you sit down.

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And yes, classical scholars, when they would reflect and they would deeply think and contemplate on the Quran and make the vicar of a law and internalize they would face up to blow when they would sit down.

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Any kid that's just observing something properly.

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You're talking to alone.

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You're talking to alone. If you sit down and you're talking to your dad and you're talking to your dad, legs, spread out, TV's on looking at the TV texting on your phone talking to your dad, like yeah, sure, you know what's gonna happen, he's going to backhand you. He's gonna slap you so hard, you're going to get silly, right? That's what's going to happen. So that which etiquette is expected to talk to any human being, what about the etiquette that Allah subhanaw taala deserved from us when we communicate, we talked to him. So I'm not saying that those are requirements I don't have the right to say that those are requirements along the a line is messengers allottee some can put

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requirements on us. But etiquette is there other than etiquette making time for that type of reflection. If you're on a plane, you're driving your car, you're reciting Thrawn that's fine, but make time to reflect. And so making you do saying out loud Bismillah sitting down, sitting with some dignity sitting with some respect, and then reading and thinking and contemplating. That's one of the reasons why even till today, I would recommend that when you recite the Quran and the book of Allah, you know, having the Muslim having the Quran, on the phone or on an iPad or on your computer is a great convenience. Somehow it's a great convenience I agree.

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But make time to sometimes just kind of read out of a non electronic form of the program because you know what happens on the electronic like, you know, for on as well you know what also happens? So yes, it's gotta put on brothers the same karate talking about right there's no extra virtual rewarding reading from that. Yeah, but you know, what doesn't happen when you read out of the physical must have like a like a printed Quran, you don't get a text message update.

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Right so you're not reading Quran you're not saying a lamb Turkey for fowl Arabica beans have been filled, do you want to go have dinner afterwards?

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That doesn't happen when you read out of the most have. So the Prophet of Allah Allah, Allah subhanaw taala created a system in the time leading up to divine revelation, where he was separated and distance from everything for time, little little bits and pieces of a time.

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You know, this kind of finding some quiet time preparing the mind preparing the art, preparing himself to receive the column of Allah, the most miraculous thing mankind has ever witnessed, to communicate with Allah to connect with Allah subhanho wa Taala. And so this was part of the preparation, that the process um, received, leading up to divine revelation. inshallah, in the next session, we'll talk specifically about the beginning of that revelation naturally, before it got arcane. There was other forms of way before iraq came.

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People often don't realize that there were other forms of divine inspiration before it crop. And that's why the scholars say there was one, there was what he that was Johnny alcohol, jelly, and then there was coffee. There was more of an implicit, there was more of a subtle form of divine inspiration that again continued to prepare the prophets a lot he set up for that momentous occasion for that grand experience, which was the beginning of the revelation of the Quran. So when Shall I in the next session, we'll talk about some of the more subtle experiences of divine revelation that led up to the Prophet of Allah salani said I'm first receiving the divine revelation. May Allah

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subhanaw taala grant us all the ability to practice everything that we've said and heard, and May Allah subhanaw taala give us true appreciation for the life of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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