Seerah 043 – al Najashi: King of Abyssinia
Channel: Abdul Nasir Jangda
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From the level of salatu salam ala rasulillah. Allah Allah, he was such a big marine.
So continuing 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 migration of the Muslims to Abyssinia to Habesha, what we talked about was we talked about the two separate migrations that occurred, the first migration to abbacy Mia, which was a very small group of people, 15 or 16 people, they were there literally for two months. Before returning back to Morocco, we talked about those circumstances. And then when many of them returned back to avicennia, realizing like I was still not safe, then follow basically, they were followed there by almost 80 more Muslims, bringing the number of Muslims total in Abyssinia to 100 Muslims.
Now, once about 100, Muslims have left Mecca, emptied out of Mecca and collected in India, that obviously brought a lot of people's attention to the fact that where did all these people go and where are they doing and where are they going and what's going on with them. So the phrase in last week's session, we talked about how the French decided to send in a convoy to go and pursue them and to bring them back. So when the crash amor been asked radi Allahu anhu, who later on would accept Islam, and Amara bin Walid bin muita, he, they both arrived there they bring they come with a lot of gifts, a lot of money, basically stuff to bribe people with, they first go in, they meet up with
some of the ministers of the king, the joshy. By meeting with these ministers, they're able to win the favor of these ministers by bribing them giving them expensive gifts, they're able to win their favor. And then they basically proceed on to requesting the ministers to gain them an audience with the king, and the joshy neguse. So they go before the king. And they present themselves bowing down in front of the king, presenting all these luxurious gifts before the king. And it's actually said about the king that the king was very fond of. I talked about this last time of camel hide the skin of camels. He was very fond of that. So they present these camel hides big red, beautiful,
magnificent camel high to the king. And the king is very happy and very appreciative.
And so the king gives him the floor, he says yes, what would you like? And they basically say, and their strategy at this point in time is they said that some of our IB, some of our IB, which means slaves, these are slaves of our sufa ha
ha ha. These are foolish slaves that we have, that have ran away from home, they've ran away from their owners and their masters. And they've come here and taking refuge Oh, great king in your great kingdom.
And that's the strategy that they're going about this, that these are slaves, rebellious, foolish slaves, who have, you know, ran away from home and they're here and they're taking refuge here. And we're here to basically take them off your hands, recollect them and return them back to where they rightfully belong.
So the king and the joshy, his truthfulness, his fairness, it shows from the very beginning, that the king that joshy tells them that even if that is the story, find their slaves, their owner, their own their property,
and their their rebellious and they ran away. Even then I cannot take somebody who has come to me and my kingdom for refuge, I cannot take him and hand him over to you unless I hear both sides of the story. I need to I have to. And this was one of the wisdoms of the prophets, a lot of them. This was one of the reasons why he sent the early believers to have a shot because he knew there was a king who had this reputation there. So the king requests, the Muslims, the immigrants to basically come and present themselves in the court of the king.
And so the Muslims come the next day, they're very worried when the news arrives, almost salamati Allahu Allah, who had migrated here along with her husband, Abu Salah. That
Later on her husband would die. And she would later on become one of the Mahajan, meaning one of the wives of the Prophet Allah is one of the mothers of the believers. At this point in time, she was married to her husband double cinema. He had not passed away. And they were one of the couples, one of the families that had come here to be seen. Yeah, she's narrating the story. She says that when we got the news that the king wanted to see us we had lived in anonymity. We have kept a low profile we had we were minding our own business, we were messing with nobody,
that when we heard that the king is asking for us, we were very worried.
She said, Everyone got very nervous, and everyone was very worried. Remember, the Muslims did not have a good experience with authority. The time of Makkah did not go to pleasantly for the Muslims. So they were extremely worried very nervous, what are we going to do?
So they got together some of the leaders of the group, or thumbin, or the last one who was in this group of people out there.
Who was in this group of people, Joshua, Vina, Vitaly rhodiola, Anna was in this group of people. So there were many very qualified and capable leaders in this group. So they got together, they huddled up, they said, Let's figure this out. They said, Look, we don't know what it's about. We cannot go in here assuming the worst, we have to be hopeful. And we have to be confident, we have to go in there. We haven't done anything wrong. We intend to do nothing wrong. We have the best of intentions. We are here to live quietly, privately, a life of freedom and the ability to worship Allah. And we do not want to step on anyone's toes and all we have to do is go and express them.
So they decide, okay, fine, we're good. They calmed everyone down. Everybody relax, everybody's okay. And they appoint Jonathan Vitali. This is an era of your loved one whose older brother,
Java rhodiola, one who was also a very early convert to Islam. He accepted Islam very early on, of course, his brother I need or the loved one who who grew up in the home of the prophets, a lot of them lived in the prophets a lot. He swims home in his household was, you know, the second person to accept Islam, but Jaffa rhodiola, who soon thereafter accepted Islam as well. And just like I leave it alone, one who did not live with his father, because the father was very old and very busy and very poor. So what ended up happening was the prophets a lot of them took the financial responsibility of the law who I knew and he lived with him and not the prophets, a lot of them took
care of his bills, if you will, the living expenses, Jafar or the loved one who was similarly taking responsibility for by the uncle of the prophet SAW some of the younger brother of a Bhutanese Ibis, who would himself also accept us on later on. So Jaffa rhodiola, one who is a son of a Bhutanese, obviously a very, you know, wise father, and a lot of times that wisdom passes on qualities and traits are inherited. So Java, the old one was very calm, cool and collected
by nature, his qualities described as being somebody who's very calm, cool and collected. He's described as someone being who someone who was very intelligent. He was described as being someone who was very thoughtful.
Like he never had knee jerk reactions. He just wasn't that type of person. Whenever you heard something, he would listen very quietly, he would process it Be quiet, and then he would share if he had anything to share. So he was known by these qualities of being quiet, being thoughtful, being very intelligent, very calm and relaxed. He's described these qualities that's why the Prophet of Allah Allah they said them and this something we'll talk about later, but when Jaffa the loved one who
returned from habitat from Abyssinia, you know, 10 1212 years later,
when he came back to Medina, he came back to the prophets as a meaning it was to Medina he didn't come back to Mecca, it came to Medina. He came at the time he arrived back in Medina at the time when the Battle of haven was ending. And when he walked into the camp, the Muslim camp or the Muslims were camped at Haven and the Battle of haven had just ended, they had just conquered haven.
When the Prophet told him to return back to the camp, and he saw a Jaffa or the loved one when the Muslims from Habesha, coming finally back to rejoin their community, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said that I don't know why I'm more happy. Am I more happy about the end of the battle of labor? Or am I more happy about the return of Java?
And he told Java the loved one I know that you have brought coolness to my eyes, your sight for sore eyes.
The profits are lovely. Someone said about Java the loved one at the moment as back the healthy wahoo loopy.
He said Java You are my brother. So Java, you are my brother. Meaning what he said I Shibata Hello. Hello, can you resemble me in looks?
So Java, the ALU looked a lot like the prophets. I saw them you could tell they were relatives. They were cousins just by looking at them. They look like brothers. So he said, You resemble me in my looks, but you also resemble me and my character. Think about what that means. Allah complements that character of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam tell someone your characters like mine, you can imagine what his character was like that Jaffa may not be talking about a loved one. He was very well spoken, very soft spoken, but very well spoken. And it said about him. This is a quality he shared again of course with his own with his father, and with
his younger brother. This was a quality the whole family had a built on it was very eloquent quite a few times in the CETA session leading up to this we I've quoted poetry from Abu Talib. It's very eloquent very powerful. So Jaffa the loved one was also very eloquent and well spoken. Well of course, we know about I needed to get a lot more I knew I needed to get a lot more I knew he was an educator of the oma. He was he was very, you know, passionate, very knowledgeable, very intelligent when he spoke to people. So, john, they get together the council gets together the leadership of the Muslims in India and they appoint Jaffa Bina Vitaly, they said, Jafar, you will speak for us
tomorrow because the king had requested all the Muslims need to come. Women, children, men, everybody, all 100 of you need to show up.
So they packed up their bags, and they're all heading out. But if you have 100 people there, and 100 people are trying to talk and somebody starts to freak out and somebody starts to cry, then all of a sudden you have a mess on your hands. So they said everyone will go and stand there quietly, calmly, peacefully, and Jonathan will speak for us. And that actually brought a lot of confidence that everybody in the group as well, because he said okay, if if all we got to do is stand there, be quiet and make lots of Vicodin. pray to Allah.
Just be standing there making dry and Jonathan will speak for us. We feel better about the situation. Jaffer knows how to handle himself. So they go before the king. They're presented before the king
and Java are the one who at this time.
You know, he's asked that in some generations actually say that Java or the other one who presented himself. He said unhealthy will come along. Don't worry. I will speak on our behalf today. For Toby Oh, who for Salama when I'm yesterday. So the next day now when they finally arrive at the court of the king, and they enter into the court of the king. Remember when the when I'm going to us and the son of one even Molina, they entered the court. They had bowed down in front of the king.
So when john Farrow, the Allahu anhu all the Muslims are standing there in Java with a loved one who steps forward into the, you know, audience of the king. He didn't bow down, he just walked in, he greeted him in a nice pleasant way. He greeted in whatever the greeting must have been whatever the formal greeting like hello how are you?
You know and or thank the king a king is more like praised or Thank you don't really say howdy to a king right when you walk into the court of the king, that you know Your Majesty, thank you for allowing me this audience. So he greeted the king thanked the king for the audience and walked in.
He didn't bow down.
Immediately I would have been an arsenal Amara, they speak up so that the ministers can hear.
He didn't bow down in front of your king.
So the king overhears
and the king says to Jafar, he goes come forward. He goes Why didn't you bow down like your? These are your people. These are your cousins, your tribes people.
They say you are of relation to them.
They bow down so it obviously is a part of your custom. Don't you follow the custom of your people you didn't bow down?
Jaffa radi Allahu anhu. He says to him, in Allah and Allah Allah azza wa jal.
He says we do not bow down in front of anyone except for Allah. So the king says mama Dhaka Tell me about Allah. He says in the Lucha Botha in a novel suelen from Amara Amara, Allah nationally I hadn't Illa Allah Allah azza wa jal, Allah sent a messenger to us, who then told us that we should never bow down in front of anyone net we should never prostrate in front of anyone except for Allah. Well, I'm going to not be Salah was the car.
And he's also commanded us to pray and to give charity. A more detailed explanation is provided in some of the narrations
where he says that
when he when Java or the loved one who tells him
Allah sent in de la Havas a phenol sulan wahoo rasulillah de Bashara be here he said no Maria Maliki salam, that he is the same prophet that eSATA his Salaam foretold of the coming as well. And then he goes on to say for a Madonna and Naboo de la chica ba. And that Prophet commanded us to worship Allah alone and not associate any partners to him, when will the masala and he told us to establish the prayer when the tea is zeca and to give charity What?
And he tells us to do good things when a Hana Anil mooncup and he tells us to stay away from bad things. Some other narrations even go on to talk about that he mentioned some of those good things and some of those bad things that the prophets Allah did some commands or forbids from. For instance, he talks about how he's commanded us to be good to our family to respect our parents to take care of orphans to feed the needy and the hungry. he forbids us from fornication from adultery, from oppression from wrong from stealing from cursing. So he mentioned some of these things. When the joshy hears this generation says, And remember, I've been asked for the loved one anhu is
narrating this himself. He says for our Java Natasha.
Natasha was very impressed with what Jeff or the loved one had to say. He was very impressed.
So in the najat, he basically goes on to respond by saying that
there is he basically, then he says that I don't see anything wrong with what they believe in. I don't see anything wrong with what they say. And he actually says he says that this is exactly what a seminarian taught us to do as well. This is what eSATA his Salaam taught us to do. And that's what you say this sort of soon This man Muhammad sallallahu alayhi salam does what He tells you to do. So I don't see anything wrong with this situation at all. I don't see anything wrong, perfectly fine.
So then I'm a vanilla as radi Allahu, he again speaks up and he says that, but they've escaped away from us remember the earlier strategy? I've eaten sofa? The Xenon sofa. These are slave foolish, rebellious slaves that are further away from us. So then the joshy asked Jaffer that they claim that you are slaves of theirs. Is that true? Jaffa gonna be talking about the loved one was almost amused at this comment.
He was almost amused at this comment. He goes, how does he say that we are slaves. He says I am the son of the leader of our tribe.
My father is more powerful than this man. My father is more respected than this man. My father is the leader of our people. We are equals of theirs. We are not slaves. We are not property we are equals.
So we are brothers in terms of lineage, if I am a slave, and that makes him a slave to so he says we're not slaves. This is a false claim.
So then he turns back to us and he goes, do you have any proof or any evidence for what you say?
And the answer's No, I don't.
So then, Naja, she says, I cannot hand these people over to you. I will not hand these people over to you.
And that's the end of that.
And he tells everyone leaves the court.
So everyone disperses from the court.
I'm gonna be known as the second is told everyone's dispersed from the court. The king says All right, everybody, go everybody leave. I'm done with everybody.
I'm up in Alaska, the Allahu anhu. Again, this is before Islam just kind of in the habit of singling out the Allahu anhu because Michelle later on he accepts assignment is a great Sahabi of the prophets and somebody I'm gonna have been asked leans over to a model and he says, I swear to you, I'll be back tomorrow with a better game plan. Watch, I got I got more, I just need to sit down. I need to figure it out. I got something else. I can cook up something better. So everybody goes the days over everybody kind of retires in their quarters. The Muslims are staying somewhere near camped out near the near the palace or near the you know the the Capitol before they return back to
wherever they live. They're camped over there overnight. And actually the narration says that the king actually says to the believers to the Muslims, the Muslim small little Muslim community says you are my guests. I will arrange for your dinner I will arrange for a safe place for you to stay You are my guests. I do not oppress people I do not hand people over to oppressors. I do not treat people this way. So he said you are my guest here for tonight.
So the Muslim stay over. I've been asked rhodiola han who again before Islam he goes to a Najafi and he says to
To him, he goes that old king. Of course, you know, we, we have no argument with your decision. You're the king. We accept whatever decision you make. I just thought that you should know.
I just thought that you should know.
In whom yaku Luna, Phil mercy, a seven Maria McAllen, our Lehman
that they say some very, very serious stuff about our HR legal center.
They say some very shocking things about our Isa.
And so the king is a little taken aback, a very devout practicing Christian. And it's actually said about the king that he was literally what you could consider like an island of his religion.
He was a student he was well learn learned about his religion.
And so the king is a little taken aback. He's a little shocked. She's really,
really. So the next morning he says, everybody to my court, get everybody summon the Muslim summon those people who have come from Croatia, to get them summon the ministers, everybody in the court.
And everybody gathers up in the court and the Muslim say they were even more scared the second day than they were the first day. Because the first day Okay, fine. The King just wants to know who we are. We showed up we presented ourselves, we talked to the king, we spoke to the king, everything should be done. We don't want it we're not here to make any trouble.
So the Muslims come to the court the next day even more scared than they were the first day and they stand up in front of the king. And again, they line up they show up. Jaffa Vitara rhodiola Manu, same things since things went so well the first day, he's again asked and appointed to go forward and speak on their behalf. And when when they walk in and I'm going to be in the Law Center monitor are standing there big smiles on their faces, smirking.
And Joshua de la mano goes and stands up in front of him and the king looks a little perturbed.
A little upset. And he goes, What is this? I hear?
You have something shocking to say about our Isa
Al Masih. You have something shocking to say, What do you say?
Jaffa Bina Vitaly Brody, a logline. And this was a part of the teta via of the profits along the center. You see, they learn this from the profits or some of the process and taught them this and he ingrained this he he literally he pounded this into them
that the profits a lot isms, Tao was dominated by the Quran. He presented the foot onto people.
He talked to them from the Quran, he read to them the Quran, he explained to them the Quran.
And I will say one thing very, very honestly,
we sometimes get in our own heads, we sometimes complicate things for ourselves. Sometimes we're a little too smart for our own good, sometimes just a little, and that's a problem.
Java rhodiola was talking to anonymous.
He's talking to anonymous
and anonymous non Muslim that is right now was confrontational.
And yet, how does he give power to him? How does he explain the issue to him? Let's take a look. Jaffa love Manu doesn't say anything.
Jaffa rhodiola answers are older below him min ash shaytani r rajim Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem
Caf hyah Saud
Vic Ruthie, Rebecca Aveda who zaccaria it nada raba who NIDA and Javier cholera be in the 100 Allah Allah mini was de la la sushi bar. When I'm a kombucha. He cannot be Shaka. We're in the 15 Medallia moon wa Eva Kanata maratea aka Ron for hubballi melancholia, he starts reciting sort of muddy and
he begins reciting sort of muddy him in the narration says that he recites quite a bit of the beginning portion of sort of money and sort of number 19 to the point where it starts with the story of Zachary and the story of yahia alima salam, and then finally till he reaches it, number 16. He says what could fill kitabi Maryam is in Tibet Minh alley hammer cannon shot sharqiya for Tata Indonesian Java for our Santa Ella ohana, Fatah, masala, La Habra, Sharon Serbian palate Eeny meeny miny Minka encounter Tata Yun, Paula in nama Anna rasuluh. Robic, the habra, la que la man zakia he talks really is about money I'm the mother of Isa Alaykum masala now Maria was cast and she was pure
and how Allah told her to go
away from the people and isolate ourselves. And there she was expecting the child and an angel of Allah subhanaw taala comes to her and communicates to her that you have nothing to fear from me. I am a messenger of your Lord. And I'm here to tell you that you will be gifted with a pure boy, a son who will be very pure.
And now she gives birth to a Saudi Salaam
who is again pure, and a miracle from Allah subhana wa tada and how are a Saudi Sonam addresses the people as an infant, and says in the Abdullah he tawnya Kitab Alani nebrija I am a slave of God, I'm a slave of Allah, I have been given a scripture a sacred text from Allah. And Allah has made me a prophet.
And it said that by the time the loved one had finished reading these Ayah
they the narration says that there was not a single dry eye left in the court.
Everybody was in tears.
And it said an adjuster was crying so much that his whole beard was wet. He was overcome with emotion, he was choked up, he had to regain his composure to come couple of minutes before he could even talk.
And Java the loved one who said at that time, to further explain exactly what was their belief you read to them the fraud, and then just to explain what was exactly their belief about an eSATA hit Sam. He says to him, who la he says yaku Fie, Allah La. First he recited to him to put on and then he says we're over LA. He is the spirit of ALLAH meaning he was a soul that was put by Allah subhanaw taala into medium we're kalama to who and he is the result of the command of Allah.
Us Raja hoomin Allah azza wa jal batoon. Allah brought him into this earth from the very chast virgin mother, Mary. And Lottie Lam Jaco raha Bashar one. What am I afraid? What am I doing, that no man had gone near her, nor had you know any type of intimacy or physical relations with her.
And this is what he says and he just is quiet. When the joshy the king regains his composure, the narration says that he bends down off of his throne, his chair where he's sitting, he bends down to the ground, and he sees like a little twig sitting on the ground. He picks up that twig and he holds it up in his court.
And he says, Yeah, Masha seen what robot robot. Yama*a ltcc will work.
He says, Oh, you know, fraternity of, you know, ministers and priests, because the court is full of all these ministers and priests and moms. So there are two classes from the spiritual religious leadership amongst the Christian community at that time, there are what we would call the academics are the scholars.
They are the academics and the scholars, the priests. And then there are the monks, the worship or the worshipping class. So he addresses both of them. This he seen the priests, the academics, the knowledgeable people, what robot and also the monks, so whether you're on the knowledge side or the worship side, he addresses everybody and he says, My is he to have without your Allah ma takuna fee even in Mariama what I wasn't happy he Merhaba became Bobby Manji to Minar, India, he, he says that I swear to God, that what these people say about a sub gnomeregan is not even this much different than what we believe about are essentially
it's kind of like an expression. He's saying that what we are supposed to believe about are a seven memoriam is not even this much more than what this man has said right now. Identical Exactly. To the extent to the level, when he has said about our AGM in America, that is what we should believe, and what I believe about a second ago, and it said that when he says these are literally like audible gasps in the room.
Because the Christians of that time, many of them did say, majority of them said, Well,
he's the son of God. So there were audible gasps in the room. And you have to understand the joshy isn't emotional, just right now. He's obviously deeply spiritually impacted. He listened to the column of Allah.
But at the same time, he's not he's, he's a scholar of his own religion. He has studied the scripture says, This is the truth. This man speaks the truth. he recites to us the truth.
And so, he goes on to then say he says marhaba become. He said all of you are welcome here in my kingdom will be my two minute in D. So hon Allah and he says that the man that you are coming from
the man that you represent here in my court today,
the man who has sent you here to me,
he is also welcome.
He is welcome with me anything he needs? I am at his service.
And then he says something very shocking. He says for for an eye shadow Rasulullah
because I bear witness I give testimony that he is the messenger of God. Well, I know hula de Bashara here Isa and he is the one that as I said, would come
while Ola Ma and a fee human and Mulkey like I say to Hata Kabila now
and he said, If I was not here, entrusted with the ruling of my people, the rulership of my people, I would have gone to him and I would have kissed his shoes. I would kiss his feet
oofy out of the machine tomb he goes you stay here in my kingdom, wherever you would like how much you would like whatever you would like. You are free to stay here. While I'm at Alana big Tara better amin Waka Waka squattin and oh Salama says that he commanded to his ministers to provide to us clothing and food because he saw us many of us in tattered clothing. He saw many of us with hungry and malnourished from our faces. So he said provide them with a stockpile of food and provide them with plenty of clothes and anything else that they need. And he said route do I never had any idea Tahoma he said in these two.
to give them their gifts back and I know you minister some of y'all got gifts. If I find out any one of you kept gifts that these two gave to you, you have to answer to me. Give them their gifts back.
And he and Mr. Bonilla Astra the Allahu anhu says at that time that we returned back from their very dejected and rejected and confused and we didn't know what to do. And we went back in this form in this way. Now,
that is said and done. The Muslims go back they settled down in epicene in Habesha, free food, everything is provided for them. Now everybody in the kingdom already as it was they were keeping a low profile. The people were very good natured. They minded doing business. They were minding their own business, everybody was minding their own business. But now there was an official edict from the king, saying these people are welcomed by the king. These people have won the favor of the king. Now everybody was extra nice to them. And now they're living a great life. They're in Abyssinian Habesha.
But this is kind of an opportunity for us to talk a little bit about an adjuster he himself.
One thing that I didn't talk about, I wanted to address, if you if you look at this, and the joshy seems to be obviously he's a believer. So he must have had at least some bit of our inclination towards the man in his heart to begin with. And that's why you see such a good natured man.
But aside from that, he we sometimes underestimate the fact that we are all products of our experiences, we are the outcome, the sum of our experiences. And the joshy had a very interesting experience. And the joshy his dad was, like I talked about before, his name was masama or sama. And his father was the king before him. His father was the grand King and adjudging. And when his father passed away, this particular King dissonant joshy, he was a boy, he was a very small child.
his dad's younger brother,
his dad's younger brother at that time,
was basically told that look, the boys kind of young, he might need some help in terms of running of the kingdom and things like that. So why don't you kind of, you know, supervise thing kind of run things. Until, you know, the young boys are ready to rule.
But that brother was surrounded by, you know, some other people who are power hungry and things like that. And so they basically told the brothers, they said, Come on, Dude, seriously. So you're telling us you're gonna rule for a little while, and then all of a sudden hand the keys over to this boy
who's here to stop you. Get rid of the boy.
Get rid of him, and then rule.
So they decide the man is sold. He says that great idea.
So what they do is in the middle of the night, they sneak in, they kidnapped the boy and the joshy.
And they take him and they literally, you know, strip him down from his clothes, put some tattered old clothing on him, scuff them up, dirty him up a little bit. And they go and they drop him off into the slave market.
scuffed up dirty, looks like everybody else. All the other captives are the other slaves. And he dropped them off there to be sold off as a slave.
A little while later, what ends up happening is that some of the when when the people wake up in the morning,
and everyone's like, okay, where's, where's the boy King? Where is he Where to go?
nowhere to be found. The people realize that there's some foul play going on over here.
The prince has done something with the king with the boy. And something shady is going on over here. And a rebellion starts. And many of the loyalists and the lovers of the previous King, they stand up and they say no, something shady has happened here. He's gotten rid of our rightful king. We can't let this happen in a rebellion.
And there's a civil war. And the whole country is in turmoil. And the king the prince, he realizes that the only way to quell this is I got to bring this boy back. So he sends his people on he says find the boy no matter what the cost find him bring him back.
And so they go and they look for him they find out he was sold off this this this eventually tracked them down and they bring the boy back. Now of course he's a boy he's been traumatized has been sold off, and you know, kept as a slave for some time. So they bring him back. But now you know that type of an experience kind of matures, you teaches you something, and they bring him back and they put him back in this Oh, he got lost, you know, he was kidnapped. We found him though. And we, you know, punish the people who had kidnapped the king and we've brought you your king back, etc, etc. So some of it kind of settles down. But now the boy also realizes that, you know, my uncle is trying to get
me out of the picture here. So the boy grows up really fast matures. He basically leat goes you know, liens on some of the people who were very close to his father that he feels he can trust and tell them look, they came in, he snatched me out of my bed in the middle of the night, dropped me off, sold me off as a slave. This is I swear to you, this is what happened.
So they build together kind of a group together, they reach out to some of the army and the generals and some of the tribes that are loyalists of the previous King. And they put a whole group together and they launch an entire rebellion. Like basically a war against the Crown Prince, the Crown Prince has his own people. And next thing you know, there's a civil war going on.
The Civil War eventually ends the rightful king, the boy king, he basically in the joshy he wins the war, sits into his proper place, as the King have ever seen
and imprisons the Crown Prince and the other people who had done this type of stuff. So the point I'm trying to get is that this king had come from a lot of turmoil and a lot of difficulty, he was coming from a difficult place.
And he had been through this type of adversity and hardship in his own childhood as a child to go through a kidnap imprisonment, slavery, and then our civil war for what is rightfully yours. And so this king had these experiences and did not like war did not like oppression did not like these things. And that was part of the reason why this king was known as such a soft hearted, generous, kind hearted understanding King because he had been through hardship himself, he had lived life as a slave, think about that a king who has lived as a slave, think about how compassionate he would be, how understanding you would be, how empathetic you would be. And so an adjudging possess these
qualities. That was part of the reason why he had such a deep study of his own religion. He was deeply spiritual because of the life experiences that he had had.
And it's actually mentioned that so fast forwarding now to this scene right here, Java 11, I know presents and speaks and recites for arm in the court of the king. The king stands up in that state in that boost of emotion that he is experiencing, as Rasulullah says about Mohammed Salim, I swear I give testimony that he is the Messenger of Allah.
Now, the ministers and everybody huddled up afterwards, so we got a little bit of a situation on our hands. King said can some crazy stuff yesterday.
So they tell the king you have to take it back. He says I'm not going to take it back.
Why should I take it back?
So their ministers go out today.
court the next day they gather all the priests and the monks together. And they say that when he said I swear that he is the messenger of God, he was talking about an ISA and not this man Mohamad.
You know, the Kings policy, the king is fair to everyone. He, you know, takes care of minority. So that's why he's not against the Muslims. We should not be against these Muslims. But don't worry, the court The king has not forsaken Christianity. He was talking about a PSA. He was saying I should do a PSA who are Rasulullah. So don't worry, the king is fine.
They said Oh, but he says that you know that what they say about an ISA is true. and adjust. She said, I contend that that is true.
Now, the next thing was that the ministers go to him. And they say that some of this information is leaking out. And your opposition, you've quelled use, you know, you won the Civil War, you quelled your opposition, you quote the war, you defeated your opposition. But there are still people out there who are part of that group. And this information is leaking to them from what we're hearing, they're calling you a heretic.
They're calling you a heretic and abandon or have your religion.
And they're trying to raise rile gain some support against you again.
So fine, you won't take your statements back. That's fine, whatever. At the very least, we request you not to speak openly anymore, you believe what you want to believe. We're going to pretend like we never heard it, we're just going to look in the other direction. Your belief, these are ministers, right? These are politicians, not the priests. These are the politicians, the the the secretaries, the cabinet of the king, they say, look, you got your personal beliefs, whatever you believe is what you believe. We're here to make sure that you can run your kingdom properly. We're telling you don't say anything more about this publicly. There's just no point to it.
And so the king at least understanding that there was a civil war in my country, 10s of 1000s of people died, I do not want to see bloodshed again. So therefore, I will keep my opinions to myself, at least I won't say anything publicly. I won't take anything back. I said, but at the same time, I will not advocate my beliefs publicly anymore. I'll just keep my business to myself.
And that's what the king basically does. And later on in this, he writes actually mentioned that there was eventually whether this was a factor in this or not of a local item. But eventually the the opposition rises up again and launches another attack against the king. And this time, the opposition is stronger than they were the first time. And the king actually is suffering some losses. And when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he years about another civil war in Abyssinia and the fact that the king is this time, you know, losing ground against the opposition. Then the Sahaba, the 11th, on whom they actually narrate that the prophets a lot recently do offer
him the Joshua's victory. He made the offer and the Jesse's victory said that he he has been good to us he has been good to our people. And he's a fair and adjust ruler, all our help and the joshy. And it said the Saba say that shortly thereafter, even though he was losing ground, when the profits a lot of these are made to offer an A joshy. Shortly thereafter, net Josh's forces made a strong push and they were able to defeat the opposition joshy remained in power after that. And then eventually we'll we'll talk about or I guess I'll briefly mention it here that eventually, once the profits allegedly This is much later after the migration trap, but Senia so we will talk about an objection
later on again, but eventually and the joshy he accepts Islam. In fact, one of the people who had migrated to Abyssinia was the daughter of Abu sufian Her name was Ramallah beans Abby soufiane.
She was married to a man who was again who had accepted Islam in the early days. You know, this is kind of a humbling reminder that
you know, there are different levels of believers, and everybody has their own challenges and their own unique difficulties. So the husband of this woman, this this believer of Ramallah, the daughter of Abu sufian was a momina a believer in muslimah, her husband who was also a Muslim, when they went to Abu Senia whether he was you know, emotionally disturbed or mentally ill or distress of leaving McCain coming to Abyssinia, something cracked him
and it said that he started drinking alcohol to the point where he became addicted to alcohol. I became an alcoholic. He was a drunkard. He was drunk all the time.
And it said that because he eventually got so bad, he was a raging alcoholic, a drunkard he was drunk all the time, that in his drunken just state he was very abusive to his wife.
as well and eventually hear some narration and even mentioned that he left Islam.
You know, he left Islam and he was drunk so a local item you know exactly what qualifies us because an intoxicated person is not even in their rightful senses.
But he for left assignment it said that eventually he died because of his alcoholism he drank himself to death.
He literally poisoned his body through alcohol eventually ended up dying because of overdrinking
Ramallah, the daughter of
Abu sufian, the widow of this man who died due to alcoholism. She was pregnant at this time.
And she eventually gave birth to a daughter by the name and she named her daughter Habiba.
And therefore, she was known as omo Habiba.
And when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and this is in the years of Medina, this is after hegira when the prophets a lot of them heard that one of our sisters,
one of our sisters, one of the Muslim women who went to embassy, Nia with her husband, husband died, a lot of terrible things happened she was abused.
She's there now as a widow by herself, and she has a child she's a single mother, and she's there by herself.
The prophets a lot of them said no, this is not right.
We can just leave her and abandoned her in this type of situation. So the prophets Allah He said him sent word
that the Prophet of Allah ceylonese and proposes to her for marriage.
She's been through abuse,
a single mother and the profits Alison proposes to her for marriage, who Muhammad Rasul Allah ceylonese.
We will think, unfortunately, a lot of times, a lot of the cultures are prevalent.
Somebody would think themselves too good.
even married previously.
child Come on.
Muhammad Rasulullah Salallahu Salam ala, the best of the creation of Allah habibollah bill al amin sends a proposal for the sister
and an agenda she actually facilitates the marriage the proposal.
And the joshy hosts the messenger that comes from Medina,
the Messenger of the messenger The one who brings a proposal, he hosts him in the court, he calls Jaffa the Allahu anhu in the Muslim community leaders to bring the sister that is receiving the proposal, bring her the mastaba bring her as well. And under and the joshy kind of facilitates the proposal
and kind of creates, you know, a bit of a ceremony and a feast and host everyone that this is a formal prose proposal from Mohammed Abdullah Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to ask, in marriage the hand of Ramallah Abbey Sophia, and she of course accepts the proposal and at that time an adjuster he
he then prepares an entire caravan with bodyguards and protection and food and supplies, and himself supplies the entire caravan provides a caravan and then sends Ramallah
rhodiola and Mahabharata, along with her infant daughter,
and an ajar she also then packages gift wraps and sends what will be the metadata from the prophets a lot he sent them to him or Habiba says that go and give this from me as a gift to Mohammed Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi salam, and tell him I am giving them him this as a gift to give to his wife as
any packages and gift wraps this entire gift I go and deliver this to the hands of Muhammad Rasul Allah, that this is a matter for his wife.
And he sends this off. So
he maintained a relationship with the prophets a lot he sent him. And from this it was very obvious that he was a believer. And he eventually mentions that when the prophets Allah in the ninth year of digital, so this is shortly before the passing of the prophets a lot he Salaam, himself, he received finally the very sad news of an agenda he passing away.
And the joshy has died.
When the prophets a lot of the Sun receives the news of an Apache passing away.
The narration says that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gathers the Sahaba or the aluminum together
oh, excuse me I almost forgot this part when Java or the Allahu anhu came back at the time of the Battle of Faber from Abyssinia when he arrived back in the majority of the Muslims, that's when they also finally left Abyssinian returned back to rejoin the Muslim community in Medina. That at that time when Jaffa the a loved one who presented themselves to the prophets a lot, he suddenly met the prophecies and he said that an A joshy has sent a messenger along with us part of the protection he sent with us. He also sent a messenger
and this was a personal, you know, servant of an A joshy somebody that was like family to a Najafi and he trusted him more than anyone else. He whispered a message into the ear of the servant and said that you love me as a father.
What I've whispered into your your ear is for you alone until you deliver it to Muhammad Rasul Allah somalisa. And Jaffa radi Allahu anhu said that an A joshy has sent a messenger to speak to you
an A joshy messenger finally says
that he told me to ask my son RB he saw Habana
that what has happened with my friend talking about the profits a lot.
And he informed him of some of what has been going on with an agenda he and Jaffa radi Allahu anhu went on to tell the prophets a lot he said him as well the messenger have an agenda he told Jaffa rhodiola I knew that Please tell him so that it is coming from one of his people personally, please tell him what is the condition of my king? How my king has treated you. So Jaffa the Allahu anhu tells the prophets are somehow Medina, he gave us transportation was a webinar and he provided us with food and materials and supplies were shahida Allah, Allah, Allah, and he gave testimony in front of me that there's no one worthy of worship except for Allah, wa and Naka Rasulullah and he
gave testimony in front of me that you are the Messenger of Allah. Welcome wirkkala Lee Kula who yesterday
and he personally requested me Jaffa said, to tell you to ask Allah for forgiveness on the Joshua's behalf. He asked me to ask you to pray for him. For the Muslim moon I mean, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam made to our for the forgiveness of an agenda he and the Muslim are actually Sue's me for karma Rasulullah sallallahu allego Cinema fatawa the profits of lobbyists who stood up and made Hulu through madatha thammarat in and then the profits a lot is in three times that alum affilinet Joshi, alum of fiddling the joshy alum of Finland the joshy Allah forgive an agenda forgiven the joshy forgiving the Joshi and all the believers all the Muslims after the battle
haber who are all present 1000s of them said amin, amin, amin
from apologia for faculty lira soul intellect for us, Bill Sahiba kabhi, Mara Edelman Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam and then Jennifer have a loved one who told the messenger of an Apache you have seen what you have seen. Now please go back to our friend Anna Joshi and quietly personally delivered him the news of what you have seen that Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam identifies, accepts and validates the amount of n and n a joshy. And he prays for the forgiveness of an Apache and we the brothers and sisters of an Apache the community of Muslims, we also pray for the forgiveness of an adjusting welcome welcome him as one of our brothers in faith and Eamon and
eventually as I was saying earlier, in the ninth year of prophethood, we have hidrive choose me when the prophets a lot of them finally received the news of the death of an adjuster he
he says the prophets a lot he said I'm basically says that I am very sad to hear about the passing of an agenda. He was a believer, he is one of us. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gathers all the Muslims together, he commands them together together, and he stands up and he prays Salatu janaza for an agenda.
He laments the death of an adesina Otto so like it's a lovely summer. Alana Joshi, Linda Joshi, the process of laments the death of an adjuster, he, he remembers how well he had treated the Muslims and how good he was to these oppressed. Most
Since these tattered Muslims who had showed up in his kingdom, and then the prophets, Allah affirms his eemaan. And then the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says, that seek forgiveness on behalf of your brother. And then the prophets, a lot of them actually praise Salatu janaza and commends the believers to pray behind him sarafa janaza Lin Naja she for an A Joshua King. Now this kind of So, by virtue of the fact that the prophets Allah is in praise so often janaza for and the Joshi that solidifies the fact that there is no doubt about the fact that an A joshy was a believer was a Muslim, and he accepted assignment, the process of affirmed is the man, the last bit of discussion
that kind of it comes from this extends from this. And it's important to talk about this because the seal of the prophets a lot ism is a resource for us to increase our knowledge and to learn from and take knowledge from that. From this, we see the prophets, a lot of them do something very unique. The profits, a lot of them offer some optogenetics. For someone who dies in a faraway place and physically is not there
is physically not there, which basically is a Salah Alleluia, a
praying softer, janazah for someone who dies elsewhere, so not on someone's body, but somebody who dies elsewhere to preserve oxygen as a for them. This establishes a precedent, how do we understand this precedent?
So there's a difference of opinion between the scholars.
Some scholars say they're praying Salatu janaza actually aventure to say the majority of scholars saying say they're praying so often janazah for someone who is physically not there, to pray, and elsewhere, somebody dies in Pakistan, we pray for altigen as a year, for example, that this is not something that is permissible and allowed, generally speaking,
a minority of the classical scholars say no, this is something that is permissible as evidenced by the precedent set by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
However, even those scholars who say
that it is permissible, they say that this should only be done.
This should be done should be restricted to the following circumstances. And because of the circumstances, it is precisely because of the circumstances, these preconditions that the majority of scholars say, generally speaking, we should not do it.
First and foremost, that it should only be done in a situation
where a Muslim passes away, where maybe Islam is not known. It is secret, for whatever wisdom, reason, purpose,
it is not known in secret, and therefore, that Muslim does not receive the proper Burial Rites as a Najafi obviously would not. And it's actually mentioned in some narrations
that there were still some a few Muslims, very small numbers of Muslims remaining in India, and this is something I'm going to talk about later. But when Java the logo, I know came back from Abba senior, he actually told the prophets a lot he said, I'm of the fact that many people while the Muslims were living there, and obviously Nia, they weren't, you know, causing any problems, but they were doing dialogue.
And many of the local people in that area had accepted Islam. So when the Muslims, the Arabs, left pacinian, returned and came to Arabia, they came back to ages and they came to Medina, they left behind a community of Muslims whom they are taught how to pray, they are taught to put onto they are taught to practice Islam.
So it said that finally when a Joshua died, the small little group of Muslims that were there in that area, basically went there, to where he was buried, and a little bit of a distance away, they prayed somehow to janazah.
so But nevertheless, because Islam was still secret, and it was still something that was not generally known, and its genesis still could not be done properly the way it needs to be done for a Muslim. That was one of the reasons why the prophets, a lot of them performed disallowed agendas, and therefore the scholars who say it is permissible, they still say that it should generally be restricted to these types of circumstances.
Secondly, especially those scholars who say that it's not something we should generally practice in the community.
The some of the reasoning that they give for not using that as a precedent for the permissibility of it, some of it is is that number one, this was an exception made by the prophet sallallahu sallam, and as being the Sharia as being Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, he has the validity he has a right in the authority to be able to do that.
Do something uniquely in an instance that is not typically to be praised.
the profits a lot of them again also took into consideration that Naja, she's Islam was not something that was public, so it was very likely that he would not receive a proper Salatu janaza. And so therefore the prophets, Allah Islam was doing it for him as an exception not to establish a precedence or to establish its permissibility, but doing it as an exception, number three, and a joshy being a ruler, and this was a gesture of respect done for a ruler by the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam, and not to establish General permissibility and to establish a general precedent. So, this is kind of the discussion that comes from this, but nevertheless, And fourthly, and finally, I
almost forgot this, we do not find any other instance.
We do not find any other instance of the Prophet of Allah Salaam, ever offering janaza Salatu janaza. For somebody who died elsewhere, prominent people, beloved people to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam Sahaba, the Allahu anhu many of them died outside of Medina. Jaffa, Bina vitani, who we talked about it was so beloved to the process of dies out Buta.
Some of the Muslims died in Mecca.
So, there were many other people even at the time of the prophets, a lot of them who died elsewhere. They're respectable people. They were beloved people to the prophets of Salaam. But he's never it's never been established that he ever ever again, a second time in his lifetime, did he ever performed such oxygen as for anyone else who was physically not there. So therefore, based on the above factors, majority of the scholars say that this is not really an option for us to practice. But it was something that was done as one time as a one time deal as an exception by the prophets. lobbyism. For the above said, considerations, what language Allah Allah, so Allah subhanho wa Taala
knows best, at the end of the day, it is still even if it is something that is deemed permissible, it still has certain conditions and requirements to it by the scholars who deem it permissible. And this is a difference of opinion that can be further pursued among scholars between scholars. And generally the recommendation for communities is to rely upon whatever whatever is the position of the scholar or the Imam or the leader in any given particular community. So generally speaking, for the majority of us, we can generally rely upon the the opinion the position of the scholar or the mom of our community.
I just wanted to generally mention for our own benefit, that this is a difference of opinion that stems from this particular
incident and situation. And so that is the story of how Jaffa radi Allahu anhu
represented Islam and Muslims in the court of the king and joshy.
In a little bit of a brief synopsis of the life story of this amazing King and the joshy Rahim Allah May Allah subhanaw taala have mercy upon him. And the last thing And the final thing kind of take home point that I wanted to mention, that I alluded to a little bit earlier was I'll go back to that. And then on this point, as a reflection,
look back and think back on how john federal the loved one who gives Dawa and represents Islam and Muslims in the court have an agenda. I talked about this, that sometimes, we are a little too smart for our own good. And that's obviously sarcasm. But I basically saying is we sometimes complicate things where they don't need to be complicated.
No, we're giving our to non Muslims. And the joshy is a king
who is a scholar of Christianity
who is a little confrontational right now because he's been told as a lie by the representatives from Croatia, that they say bad things about our Italia, his Salah.
So he's a king, a ruler, who is a scholar of Christianity, who is a little upset right now.
But yeah, Jaffa radi Allahu anhu recites the book of Allah to him.
So the Merriam the Quran is our most powerful, effective means of delivering the message.
We try to out think the poor and sometimes
and I'm talking about a lot of times our dour takes on the form of this, you know, very intellectual, philosophical mumbo jumbo.
We get a little too complex, a little too complicated for our own good. And we're sitting there philosophizing to someone
talking to them about all these rational proofs and evidences of, you know, the existence of God and the validity of religion. And did you ever think about this, and then we'll talk we'll start quoting obscure things about science and medicine and you know, all these, look, all of those things are great research. But when we talk about doing our presenting Islam to someone, we cannot do
better job than Allah subhanaw taala did.
We cannot we will not.
And that's how Muhammad Rasul Allah Islam gave our open this doubt, if somebody's got a question about something, a philosophical issue, the existence of God, somebody questioned something scientific within the Koran. Within that something Islam says, fine, by all means delve into that conversation. That's where the research comes in handy. But that cannot be the front line of our, our, the front line of our Dawa needs to be the book of Allah.
And I'm only emphasizing that might seem like a no brainer, somebody might be saying, Well, of course, duh. What else would it be? No, no, go home and then read.
Read the translation subramania. Read the translation of just about a little milk.
And then understand that Allah is in fact saying this is the most effective powerful means of power. If you if I think it's too simple, or it's too spiritual, or it's talking about this, but you know, that stuff doesn't really work. And a lot of times people got other questions. No, no, no, no,
no, no, no, I need to take it easy. Sit back down and realize I'm reading the book of Allah, the Kalam of Allah and it is a lot more effective, a lot more powerful, and a lot more, you know, fruitful than anything we will ever come up with.
Read the book of Allah understand the book of Allah and share the book of Allah. That is the essence of Dawa.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala give us all the ability to practice everything that was said and heard. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from the people of the Quran, and make us effective inviters to the religion of Islam, and May Allah subhanaw taala bless us all, with the character of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam Subhana Allah He will be Hamdi Subhana columbium dek Mashallah Illa illa Anta saphira, Governator bielek