Seerah 044 – Hamza Accepts Islam
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Hamza (RA) Accepts Islam and The Aftermath of The Migration to Abyssinia
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shala continuing with our series on the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
In the, I believe last three sessions that we've had here, we've detailed the the migration to Abyssinia when the Sahaba de la I'm home, were sent by the prophet of Allah salami Sam to go seek refuge in East Africa in Kenya, in Habesha. So we it took us about three sessions to talk about that in its entirety and detail only because it is such an important landmark event from the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam not to further prolonged that particular event in the Sierra. But I just wanted to kind of touch on a couple of points that we weren't able to get to in the last session. In the last session, we talked quite a bit, quite a bit. We talked in detail about an
Apache, the king of Abyssinia and a little bit of personal history about him, where he came from, maybe what were some of the factors in his upbringing that made him such a fair and just an empathetic ruler. And then we also talked about how it is confirmed through the son of the prophets allottee seven through the ahaadeeth that we have, it is confirmed that he was he had accepted Islam he was a believer, and he died on Islam and how the Prophet of Allah Allah He said, um, he,
the prophets along these him basically
confirmed the man the Islam of what an A joshy the king of Abyssinia and the Prophet of Allah ceylonese have made to offer him and even prayed for him and offered his Salatu janaza from a distance just out of respect, love and admiration and also because of the isolation that an A Joshua was in. In regards to that I wanted to mention a couple of things. When
I've been asked radi Allahu anhu, who was one of the
leaders of the operation was sent to Abba Sr. To try to negotiate the capture and to bring back the Muslims that have escaped Makkah and migrated to there. Of course I'm going to be in a house was not Muslim at this time, but he will accept Islam later on. I'm going to be asked when he came back to Mecca, it's actually said about him. That Lama Tajima amarula Osman Arjun Habesha jlsf Eve at for me, Afro GLA him, when I'm gonna ask him back to America, he locked himself in his house and he would not come out and meet or mix and mingle with anyone for part of my shot and they said, What's wrong with him? Is everything okay? It seems like he's been traumatized by something. It seems like
he's experienced something very difficult, won't matter who is rich, what's wrong with him that he doesn't even come out of his home and this was a leader. He was a businessman. He was very social and outgoing. So what's wrong with being an asset? he's locked himself in his own, and he doesn't come out to the people for color. I'm not when the news finally reached the amount that people are talking and asking about you. He said in the US hammer years or more, and Asahi bacuna. Bian. He said that us hammer, which was the name of an joshy. And in a joshy was the title neguse. It was the title of the position like Pharaoh, King, etc, etc. But his name was us hammer. And so he
told the people he said in the US hammer, that is king that I just visited in Africa. Yes, aroma, and Asahi Bakula? begone. He thinks he's convinced that this that this, this gentleman among in our myths, and he's talking about the prophets a lot, he said, and he thinks that the man in question, the individual that has got us that has got all of makenna frenzy. He's convinced that this man Muhammad is a prophet, that he is a messenger. And I was deeply affected by that not necessarily depressed or anything, but it made him think, and it made him contemplate and reflect on the fact that how is an agenda so convinced that Mohammed is a messenger? What is it that I'm missing? What
is it that I'm not seeing? And you see that deep, deep thought was an honorable house because that's part of the reason why I'm a been a surrogate laquan, who, later on would accept Islam and become a great companion of the prophets. A lot of a sudden
Someone who actually furthered Islam into many new lands and areas and was a great leader of the oma and the Muslims later on.
Similarly, it's also said a narrated Imam will be happy Rahim Allahu taala in his book de la luna Buddha, he relates an incident he says that much later on.
Some people came from East Africa from Habesha from India. Some a group of people came in arrived in Medina and when they arrived in Medina, some of the
pharma for common Wu sallallahu alayhi wa sallam ah yes dumo home. So when these people arrived travelers, they basically their caravan they arrived there in Medina, the profits a lot decent, I'm got up and went and started getting food and water and pillows. And, you know, he started basically showing some hospitality, like if a guest arrives or you just get up and prepare some food and put some food down, give them a little pillow to lean against and, you know, get them comfortable. The profits, a lot of them started doing this himself, the favelas, Hakuna Africa rasulillah. So of course, the Sahaba the companions of the Prophet peace be upon him, being the followers in the
students of the prophets. allottee So, these are a messenger of Allah, Don't trouble yourself will take care of it. Let us allow us to do this on messenger of Allah, please Don't trouble yourself, you have a seat with them, and we'll take care of all the hospitality. The Prophet of Allah sallallahu Sallam said for Allah in the home can only as hobby McCree mean, we're in the Hebrew and
the prophets, a lot of them said no, no, no, no. He said these people, they honored and showed hospitality to my companions. When we were few. When we were oppressed.
When we were hiding, and we were running, my companions, my beloved Sahaba, they went to these people, the people of Habesha my people, my Sahaba went to these people,
and they honored them. And they showed them hospitality. And today it is my honor, and my privilege that I get to serve them today.
And so we see that the prophets, a lot of them had this lasting gratitude and appreciation towards the people of Habesha because of how they had treated the Sahaba rhodiola Anam and they are taking care of them. And of course, we talked about how the prophets a lot he said them may do it for under joshy and made to offer his forgiveness and the prophets Allah even prayed is and as a prayer, and when the news of his death reads the Prophet says, He also commanded the Sahaba make sure you make dua for your brother, because today your brother in Africa in Habesha has passed away. And so the prophets Allah is very strong love for an agenda and his people because of how the taking care of
the Sahaba radi Allahu unknown, and they had cared for the companions of the Prophet system and the Muslim community. One of the things I believe I mentioned, but I can't really recall clearly. But one of the things that he did, is that whenever he was challenged in public, and you know, there were some political controversies later on, and there was a lot of, you know, rumors and whispering and gossip and things about him forsaking Christianity, because it was a Christian kingdom, that and the joshy had a piece of paper that he had written, that, you know, he had written the fact that I bear witness, I give testimony, that there's no one worthy of worship but Allah, and Muhammad is the
Messenger of Allah. And Isa is also a messenger of Allah, Allah subhanaw taala, placed Isa divine Lee through his power in his greatness into the womb of medium, his mother, and etc, etc. Basically, the aka of an A joshy was written on that piece of paper that made it very clear about the fact that he did not believe that aissami his salon was the son of God. And he was not confused about these issues. He had clear emaan clear Islam. And he had written this on a piece of paper. And what he had basically done was inside of his shirt, he had inside of his clothes, he had made a pocket on the inside of his shirt, and on all of his shirts on all of his clothes. And what he would do is he
would always keep that piece of paper that he had written with his own hand, he would always keep that stash right here on top of his heart.
And whenever people would challenge him, people would try to confront him and argue with him, he would place his hand on his heart and he goes, this is exactly what I believe about our Isa.
They would say that, do you say that Isa is the Son of God? And he would place his hand here on top of that piece of paper and say, This is exactly what I believe about Isa and I understand that that's a little bit of almost like a, you know, take what you will type of statement, but that is something that is permissible even
Through the Quran, the Quran talks about the fact that how if somebody fears for their life, then they can say what needs to be said as long as they keep their emotion in their hearts. And it's it's a confirmed fact again from historical narrations that and the Joshua's life was threatened.
His his ministers, a couple of the people that were close to him, he had a servant, a personal servant, who was very close to Him, who it's also said that also I had accepted Islam along within the joshy that some of these people had let him know that there are people in your palace who have plotted to kill you and murder you, because they think that you forsaken Christianity. And so this was almost a little bit of a trick that an adjuster had come up with, to keep them at bay, but at the same time, not compromise his own eemaan and his own Islam. So that that I just wanted to kind of mention a couple of these things as a conclusion to the story of
the jaw to Habesha.
Now, after the migration trap is in the after the hegira to Hypatia, it said that the next major incident that occurred was the acceptance of of Islam by Hamza radi Allahu anhu Hamza bin Abdul muttalib radi Allahu Hamza who was the uncle of the prophets, a lot of them and also a milk brother of the prophets a lot. He said, um, they were very close in age. So it was an uncle nephew relationship where there wasn't a huge gap in age. And because of that, there was more of a, you know, big brother, little brother type of relationship, the cool uncle to the older nephew type of thing. And so they were very close. And they were very friendly. And they grew up basically like
brothers, and they had a very deep connection with one another. I've talked about the detailed story of homicide of the loved one and who, and also him accepting Islam. I mentioned it earlier, because I was kind of following the structure that even caffeine
Allah has laid out in his book COVID io and the HIA, where he mentions the Islam of Hamza radi Allahu anhu. earlier on, where he's mentioning the Islam of some of the early people, the early converts the notable convert to Islam. I mentioned his acceptance of Islam and his conversion to Islam earlier at that point, however, when you look at the historical
when you look at the when you look at the history of it, and you take into account the different historical accounts, what we find is that the majority of the scholars of Sierra and the more authentic narrations established the fact that comes out of the Allahu anhu accepted Islam after the migration to embassy, Nia, some scholars have seen or have placed it earlier, have placed it earlier maybe as early as a year and a half before the migration to be senior. And that is part of the reason why I mentioned there. However, the majority of the stories the majority of the scholars, and the more authentic narrations do establish the fact that he accepted Islam after the migration to
Hamza bin Abdul muttalib radi Allahu taala and who is one of the younger uncle's of the prophets allows us like that cool uncle that everybody has that just a little bit older than you very close to you and age you're very close with them. You know, you play with them hang out with them. He was that type of an uncle to the Prophet of Allah salami seminar actually also mentioned that the slave girl that was owned by Abu lahab, the slave woman through labor were breastfed the profits a lot of the time had also breastfed Hamza, radi Allahu anhu. And so because of that, they were not only uncles but they were also brothers through this, this woman who had nursed them, so they were milk
brothers on top of that, so their relationship was very deep. And it talks about
hams that are the Allahu anhu, before Islam, he comes out of the Allahu anhu was a very, very respected individual. And he was respected by all he was a son of Abdulmutallab, so of course, he had status in Mecca. And but on top of that, he was just considered like, the cool guy everybody wants to hang out with. Hamza radi Allahu anhu was the life of the party, the center of attention. When he walked into a room, he became the focal point of the room. He was just a fun on us a guy's guy,
what we call a guy's guy. That's what comes out of the logo. It was before Islam.
So he was just fun to be around. And he was actually very well known for his skin. He was he was a fighter. He's actually one of the few people in in Arabia, who is renowned for fighting when you fought in the battlefield, you would actually fight with both hands. He would wield a sword in each hand, and you would fight simultaneously with two swords ambidextrous. He was actually well renowned for the skill and disability. So he was a warrior. He was a swordsman, and he was a hunter.
He was a hunter, and his hunting trips are very famous, like people can hang with him. He would go out for hunting trips, you would sometimes be gone for like days at a time. Sometimes you'd be gone.
For an entire week, he would stray away far off tracking, you know, whatever animal he was hunting, and he would come back with his with his, you know, his hunt, whatever he had hunted his trophies and things like that. So he would come back with skins, and he was very well known for this. So on one of these trips on one of these journeys, he was gone for a number of days. The Prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam went to the Kaaba went to the beta line, he was either coming or going, and he was near the mountain of Safa.
He crossed paths with Abu Jahan, Abu Jamal saw the profits a lot. He was just in one of those moves on that day, he was looking for trouble. And he started to berate the profit of a loss. allottee. So he started to berate him, he started to insult him, jab him, insult him, poke him push him, and he got very, like more aggressive than he had ever been before.
Just ridiculous making a public scene and a spectacle where someone's trying to walk away and you don't let them walk away. You keep cutting them off, and keep getting more and more vile and disrespectful. And it was like, never ending scene to the point where other people were like, please stop already. And he was like, No, and he just kept going and going.
And was to the point where it became a huge scene.
And so this one servant, this one slave woman, she saw this and she was observing all of this
now how's your level Charla and who
returned back later that day, from his hunt.
And he was coming back into town, you know, bow and arrow strapped up, you know, geared up,
and skins of animals and just just coming back into town in a good mood, ready to talk about the hunt and hang out with the guys and tell everybody what it was like.
And as he's approaching, he's about to reach home. He's right outside of his home, and actually know the narration say that comes out of the logo, I knew he was still a man who was spiritual. He was a man that had a certain, you know, spiritual nature to him. So when you would return back from his hunt, the first thing that he would do is before even going home, he would go straight to the huddle. With his skins with his bow and arrows, everything he would go there to the huddle, he would put everything down and he would do a throw off.
Just to kind of enter back into Makkah to welcome being back in Makkah and also to just show his appreciation and gratitude for coming back safely from another journey. And you know, expressing his gratitude and appreciation for the hunt and the animals that he was able to kill. So he will do it off. So us on his way back into Makkah and everybody starts to see Oh, Hamza's back comes back and everyone's like waving and a How's it going? I was a hard band. Wow. Everyone's catching up talking to him. And this slave woman season.
And she walks over to him and Hunter odilon who was very friendly us he was a fighter, but he was very friendly in nature. He shared that disposition with the Prophet of Allah Salaam.
So the slave woman felt comfortable walking up to him and she says to him, she goes, you know, you're walking around saying hi to everybody smiling because a smile on your face when something so disrespectful has been done.
And he's like, What are you talking about?
Well, what do you what are you talking by? I have no idea what you're talking about.
And she says that your your nephew, your brother
who you are so protective of Muhammad.
He was just treated terribly to me.
Like you know what, she wasn't spicing up the story. This was very, very bad. And you'll see in the story in the narration why I'm saying it was so bad. She says it was just unbearable. Unbelievable what was done to him today.
He says, What are you talking about? Tell me who mess with Mohammed. And she kind of starts to tell him the story. Abu Jamal said this and then he did this. And then he kept saying this and he kept doing this and kept saying this, kept doing this. It was just everybody was watching. Everybody was listening. Nobody stepped in. Nobody said a word. Nobody stopped him prevented him.
And by this time, hams are the loved one whose blood is just boiling. He's raging.
So he goes over to the home to the Kaaba, as was this practice.
And, lo and behold, he walks in and who's sitting right there amongst all his homies and his buddies. So kind of gloating and high fiving everybody about the scene that he had caused earlier that day. It's a boo jab. Hamza, the one who walks up to him and Abu Jamal is sitting down was a big old man. He was a towering man. He walks up to him Sobhuza is already sitting down and he comes out of the lower understanding and walks up to him and is looking down at him at this point.
He's furious. You know, you just step up on someone. He just steps up on him and Abuja looks up at him. And it probably didn't take much you probably would just kind of like what what are you looking at? Because he's feeling big right? So what what are you looking at homes are the 11 years ago? No, any ages in the narration says that, you know, the way the way they would wear a bow is that they would kind of put it onto their shoulder they would put their arm through it, they would put it onto the shoulder, hands out or the loved one who just basically pulled it off, pulled it back and bam came down as hard as he could
just straight up just it
just cracked him over the head with it. And eration says literally he started to bleed from his forehead like bleeding very badly like something you would have to go to the hospital get stitches for is cracked him over that as hard as he could. He said you disrespectful holla
you disrespect Muhammad you got to deal with me.
And Abu Jamal before he even realized that he was bleeding and everything he goes Hamza, you sound like you've left the religion as well. Like he meant this worship of the idols.
It sounds like in Naka, sebata, you sound like you've left the religion as well. And he said I have, I believe in what Muhammad says I believe that he's a messenger of God, I believe what he speaks is the truth. You want to do something about it, deal with me do something to me, mess with me Come on
and said that a lot of the other people because you know, he had just gotten physical with a Buddha who was a leader. A lot of people started to stand up and kind of approach him and hums out of the loved one we started to get into warrior mode like it's about to get real up in here right? He started to get into warrior mode in this situation was about to become real. And abou john says no no, no no no everybody back off Leave Leave him alone.
There was even a model
or a model he was known by the Cooney overboard a model everyone boo john says that all
he told everyone that goes everybody leave a binary model alone back away from him Leave him alone.
And one generation mentioned because of boudjellal said that everybody back away from him because this could turn into a very messy situation. Y'all are gonna attack him and hit him and he's gonna attack some of y'all and some of y'all are gonna die and maybe you're finally able to get to him and kill him and before you know it, two whole tribes are fighting.
So he said everybody just back away from and then Abuja had fesses up.
Then Abuja fesses up. And he actually says that about remodel for in new ally he lepidus, the Kudus above to ignacy. He said, Ben Bobby,
he said leave abou remodel alone, because I most definitely did curses nephew out really, really badly. Like I was really out of line.
And narration says By this time, he's literally just like blood down his face.
And hands out of the 11 who said, let me know if y'all want to roll. Y'all want to rumble just let me know time in place, I'll be there.
And he just kind of backed away from there and just kind of walked off.
But the narration goes on.
You have to understand it was the heat of the moment. And classical scholars have talked about this, that not the doubting Islam of hams out of the Allahu anhu because you can't. If you know who Manu is, and we'll talk more about him. later on. He comes up time and time again. In later McCann period, he comes up again and later but in early Medina and period, so we'll talk about him again. But if you know even briefly, Detroit comes out of Yolanda you know these Islam was amazing. His Islam was true and sincere.
He loved align His messengers a lot even though his heart was full of human. But you have to also understand that it was it was a very emotional moment for him. He was defensive of his of his nephew, his brother, somebody cared about deeply.
And so he became very emotional.
He the narration says that he went home
and he started to think about what he had done.
he started to feel very nervous about what he had done. He said, Masato Masato, what am I done? Do I really believe? Like, I love Muhammad, he's my He's my brother.
I love him with all my heart. But do I really truly believe in what he's saying?
He just kind of doubted himself for a second. And he may do it at that time. Allahumma internal Russian fudge, altos de bajo de la fecha de mercado de Maharaja. Oh Allah if this is true, if this is right
Mohammed says, Then put the truth of that into my heart. Let me be firm in belief in my belief about it. And if it's not, then I would like give me a way out from this situation because at the same time he was worried about, I proclaimed this in public, I beat over the head, and I proclaimed it in public while he was bleeding down his face, like you just don't kind of be like, oh, take back. I'd like to take that back. I'm sorry. Right? I'd like to do over please, like, you don't get to do that, like I made this public Proclamation. So I don't know how I get out of that. But if it's true, which I feel it is, that makes me firm. And if it's not true, then give me a way out.
So the narration says, for bad to be late in lemmya bit be mithya. He spent a night and he had never spent a night like this ever before because he was confident man who lived life to his fullest. So when he when he party, the party, when he hunted, he wanted when he slept, he slept. But he said he toss and turn that whole night just thinking, thinking thinking. He said finally in the morning, he says that I went to the Prophet of Allah salatu salam. And I said,
in the apostrophe and en la de feu, el Mahajan said dear nephew, I've put myself in a position I don't know how to get out of
what if I were to Miss Li? Allah mala de maharsha dou Hua
guy Yun shaden he says and this this matter that I've stepped into continuing on with it, I don't know if this is good.
Or this is bad. I just don't know for what Disney had eaten. So talk to me. Please. Talk to me.
For the Easter hate. We have nothing to hide the funny. I've come here to just listen. I just want you to talk to me. Explain to me for acapella Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, further Corrado wah wah hoo, Wah Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, Bashar Who? Allahu feen fc he and imana B mattala Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the prophets a lot of them sat down with him. And he started talking to him and reminding him and encouraging him and inspiring him and motivating him and warning him and laying out the truth for him. And by the time the Prophet of Allah Salafi sin was done, he man had been put into the heart of samsara the alarm for Color Eyeshadow and naka
esodoc Shahada said,
and he said for other hideous nahi de Naka for a lucky mount were hibou under de ma Allah to sama, were an Niala Dini.
He said that I fully testify to the fact that you speak the truth, dear nephew, and explain to me
and lay out for me teach me this Deen that you that you are speaking of. Because I swear to Allah, that I would not exchange, I would not go back to the religion that I was previously following, even if it was in exchange in return for everything that the sky is over, meaning everything on this earth if it was given to me, I would not take that if it required for me to go back to my previous religion. And then he comes out of the Allahu anhu basically accepted Islam and joined the ranks of the Sahaba and stood by the side of the Prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and that was a huge wake up call for the college. That was a huge wake up call for the police because now they knew
that the Prophet of Allah a lot of them hadn't enforcer
yet him for sure. And so they were already hesitant to take any measures against the Prophet of Allah loves him because of Abu Dhabi. And what I will tell him that said, but prominent individuals like Abu lahab in Abu Jamal would still do whatever they wanted to do, because they also had some weight to throw on. They said, Okay, if I will tell him things, he's a big dog. Well, so am I.
A Buddha was a little arrogant. He was a little proud. He said that fine. I will tell him, you give your protection to Mohammed to your nephew. That's fine for all the rest of these scrubs, but hey, I'm a leader too. Okay. I'm gonna do what I got to do. I'm gonna do what I feel like doing. We're an equal footing here.
But now that comes out all the love on who was thrown into the mix. Now the game changed a little bit because now it was in political power versus political power and power. Now, it wasn't like diplomatic relations. Now it's just straight up you mess with Mohammed and Hamza gonna come crack you over the head with a bow. So you your best think about what you're going to do now. Because he's got Hamza in his corner now. And Hamza just don't care. Hamza does what he got to do. And so you kind of have to reevaluate your strategy here.
And that was a major landmark moment in the early American history. And this right around that this is probably based around the end of the fourth year, or the early part of the fifth year of prophethood. That comes out of the Allahu taala, who accepted Islam and join the ranks of the believers. And that was a huge source of comfort. For the prophets, a lot of them that brought the profits of them a lot of confidence, a lot of comfort, a lot of peace and tranquility.
And you know, this is something interesting. Because at the end of day, we have to understand, of course, the prophet to the prophets, a lot of him, anyone accepting Islam was a was a was a great moment. And it was something that brought him a lot of happiness. But at the same time, as we've seen time and time again, throughout our study of deceit of the prophets, a lot of the sudden was human.
It does not take away from the fact that the prophets allottee sin was human. And so of course, the acceptance of Islam by his own family members, was something that was very beloved to the Prophet ceylonese. And so homes that are the Allahu anhu accepting Islam was something very beloved to the prophets a lot easier for them. And it also helped reaffirm their relationship, because their relationship was always one of the lower animals being like a protector of the profits, a lot of them looking out for the profits. A lot of some like an older brother does,
like an uncle that's very close in age would. And so the Profit System was always used to hands on or the loved one I knew always been there for him. And it was already shocking enough to the prophets a lot. He said on that five years had gone by without hums out of the Allahu anhu accepting Islam,
and standing by the prophets, a lot of them in Yemen as well. And when it comes out, or the loved one who finally accepted Islam, it was a great moment, and a great moment of joy for the prophets a lot. He said.
It's basically related that about three days after he comes out of the Allahu anhu accepted Islam, that our honorable Katara de la mano accepted Islam. So we see that the prophets Allah is have made a huge sacrifice. And I talked about this in the last seen a class that we had the wisdom and the hikma and the strategy of the prophets a lot. He said, I'm in basically exploiting 100 of his own community members, 100 converts to Islam. Finally, they were in the triple digits, they actually had a visible presence, they were actually starting to become a community, then to all of a sudden take the majority of that community 100 of those people and send them away, because the profits wanted to
protect them. And he wanted them to be able to grow and develop in their mind before subjecting them
to too much sacrifice, and difficulty and adversity. At the same time. The prophets, a lot of them recognize that the situation in Makkah, was worsening day by day. And that it continued confrontation that if these these people that were out to oppose Islam, by any means at all costs, that if they would continue to see a large number of Muslims continuously growing every day, all that it would do is it would basically embolden them, and it would aggravate them and it would entice them,
it would instigate an even bigger fight. And so the prophets a lot, he said, I'm being very, very strategic in his planning, the prophet of Allah sallallahu Sallam said, there's no good and just instigating this situation, we have to stick it out here, we have to tough it out here. And that's what that's what the objective is right now is to survive.
And in order for us to be able to survive, we basically have to bring the heat in Makkah down a couple of notches, not raise it up, but bring it down, dial it down a little bit. We need things to kind of calm down a little bit. And so because of that the profits also i'm also made the sacrifice of sending 100 believers over to our senior. So but we see at the same time that no sacrifice goes unrewarded by Allah subhanaw taala no sacrifice goes unrewarded, that the Prophet of Allah somalisa might have given up some numbers, but Allah subhanaw taala gave him a couple to convert to Islam, but they happen to be two of the most
impactful conversion to Islam acceptances by Islam, acceptance to Islam. And that was the Shahada. That was the Islam of Hamza rhodiola.
Now to talk about amaravati Allahu anhu. accepting Islam we have to, I feel it's appropriate to get a little bit of an understanding of who the Allahu anhu was. It's important to know who he was.
And he was from
he was from Ben Wyman, which was a rival family of brainwashing. They were all from the same tribe. So they generally got along
But there was a little sense of rivalry, because these were the two top families, but Hashem the family of the profits of them but
the interesting thing about Amara, the loved one I knew even in his origins is that oh my god, a loved one whose mother
or mother Shabaab his mother was the sister of Abu jab.
So Abu Jan,
was the uncle, the maternal uncle, the mahmoodi Hall of Qatar, radi Allahu anhu. So there's a very close relationship here. And for the same exact reason, on what are the alumni who have been mentored by Abu Jad have been taught and mentored by him. If you recall, we talked about Abu Jamal and a lot of detail about john was somewhat of the diplomatic leader. He was the head of the State Department of McCain Qureshi, if you will. He was the diplomatic leader. And he used to kind of manage the relations between all the different families and tribes and kind of discuss issues with other tribes. And he was kind of the public face the public spokesperson, the Secretary of State,
for the for McCain for kurush. That was kind of his forte, that's what he was good at. And part of this was also part of the reason that he was so arrogant and prideful as well. But all men are the one who
had been mentored and taught and trained and groomed by his uncle. So I'll talk a little bit about the personality of the alumni because there are some things about him that are very famous, but I feel that sometimes we don't have an appreciation for that element. You know, something very interesting that that from from the Sunnah of the Prophet Salatu, salam, the prophets, a lot of the same confirms the fact when the Prophet system says theatrical film, jangle, etc Amita fuku, that the best amongst you and Jackie are the best amongst you in Islam, as long as they develop an understanding of the religion, that the Prophet sallallahu said, we used to take people's talents,
and use them and apply them towards in a constructive manner, in a productive way, he would redirect them, but the profits of them would never, you know, make people abandon what they were good at.
This is kind of an issue in our communities today, a lot of times, because we feel we have this perception or this idea or this mentality, maybe it's not so common in the actual community. But I can tell you, a lot of times in our work of Islamic education and things like that, there's there's a huge problem that we have, the problem that we have is that this culture kind of develops,
that the only way to serve Islam is in there in related capacity, that the only way to serve Islam is to become a chef, or any mom, or a scholar or a lecture. That's the only thing you can do for Islam is just give lectures, or teach. When in reality, a community is made up of many, many different parts and everybody plays a role.
I'm not about the loved one who care about the loved one I don't have narrated how many a hadith
very few 100 barely.
And there are others like a coup d'etat.
You know, Abdullah bin Hamad bin allows, inshallah the loved one whom all of these great Sahaba, who have narrated 1000s of a hadith
1000s of a Hadith, but Abu Bakr and Omar radi Allahu anhu. Now, of course, you cannot talk about the history of our religion without mentioning their names.
They serve the role of leadership, they served in that leadership capacity. That's not to say they didn't have knowledge of their religion. But it's important to understand and recognize this reality, and this need within the community. It's very, very important. And so we see this here as well, that oh, my God, a loved one I knew. It's not like he had no leadership capabilities whatsoever. And then he accepted Islam and all of a sudden, magically, in the morning, he's like this phenomenal leader. It wasn't like that. I think a loved one was the epic legendary leader that he is. Of course, a big part of that is Islam and eemaan and Koran and the tarbiyah of the prophets
allottee salaam, and the precedent that Abu Bakr radi Allahu anhu set set, but at the same time, there was a certain amount of natural ability. So as I was saying, he was groomed and taught and mentored by his uncle. I'm going to be Nishiyama, boo john,
that at the end of the day, abou john was a very skilled diplomat, and so on are the Allahu anhu. His pre Islamic job is pre Islamic work. His position in the community was that he was often the delegate that would be sent to actually negotiate
The terms or deliver the contract or the message or the terms of the contract to the other tribe.
So if if I'm going to be Nishiyama boo, Jan, was the Secretary of State for the flourish. Then Amara mahatama radi, Allahu anhu was his deputy.
He was his deputy, he was his assistant.
And he used to be sent by, you know, Quraysh, basically by his uncle Abu JAL, to actually go and negotiate the terms with other tribes and other people. And that was a job that amarante alojado had. So from the very getgo, he's had a certain knack inability to be able to talk to people and serve in a leadership capacity and represent his people. Now, part of what made it a lot of what I knew such a skilled leader and representative of his people, was that he was very confident, he was very direct and decisive, he was also a bit imposing, and a little intimidating. That was definitely all a part of the mixture. That was definitely a part of the combination there. And that's kind of
what gave him his presence. And that's why when he walked into the room, he commanded the respect of everyone. And when terms and negotiations would kind of break down, that's how we would get them back on track. He knew how to, you know, kind of manage people. He was a natural leader of people when he walked into a room, he became the center of the room.
And so, a loved one who naturally possess these qualities, and they were being used, but at the same time without Islam without him and without the need of the Quran without the tarbiyah of the prophets, a lot a settlement, the blessing of the Sunnah.
This type of these types of qualities, these attributes that I've described confidence, decisiveness, you know, directness, forcefulness, confidence, intimidation, these types of qualities, can also become very problematic for a person as well.
Because like I just said, when when that type of a person walks into the room, they command the room.
They already have everyone's respect. They're the center of attention. So if there's no therapy, any man in Islam in place that can very quickly get out of hand and get out of control, and it can start to lead to
basically an ego and pride. Someone can become an egomaniac their pride, their arrogance can start to get the better of them, they can start to drink a little bit of their own Kool Aid. And things can get a little bit out of hand. And that's, that's a that's a part of what also occurred with honorable hottub radi Allahu taala, on who before Islam,
pre Islam in jakaya. So when you hear about Amara, a loved one who being you know, kind of
him being, you know, bad news when he showed up and people being afraid of him, and him being very imposing. And then we later on read about him, basically, you know, consuming a lot of alcohol and womanizing and things like that. In fact, not only a loved one who says that himself when he talks about his life before it's on, he talks about alcohol and womanizing and picking fights with people, and beating up people and things like that kind of being an enforcer around town. Well, that was exactly because of this because he was a naturally gifted person, a lot of confidence. But without Islam, any man, there was nothing to contain it, there was nothing to apply it properly. And so I'm
gonna do a lot more I knew, without a doubt, definitely socially in Mecca had this reputation of being a little bit of trouble.
But at the same time, and in spite of being a little bit of trouble, society, in in, in and of itself at that time was very problematic. So what our loved one was doing really wasn't that out of character when it came to the majority. When it came to the majority, it really wasn't that out of character. But even then, he's a diplomat. He represents a federation, how can the representative of praise be walking around drunk and picking fights and womanizing and things like that? Didn't it make them look bad? To a certain extent, some of the leaders of police did feel he was maybe starting to become a little bit of a loose cannon. They didn't know what to expect from they didn't
know if he was actually going to show up or not.
But in spite of that, he was just so talented and gifted at what he did.
That when it was time for him to go and negotiate some terms with another tribe,
he would basically sober up and he'd be like to take care of business and he would go in, come right back out. Problem solved. I'll be partying if you need me again. And that was kind of how I'm one of the 11 year old before Islam and at the same time
Of course his uncle Abuja definitely because of that he had preferred status as well. And he was a little untouchable as well in Mecca amongst Quraysh, because of his uncle, who was his personal mentor was none other than abou Jad.
Anyways, there will probably end up talking about Omar Abdullah, actually accepting Islam in the next session, just because it seems like the conversation is getting a little long. What I would like to do here though, real quickly, there is one major famous story about Omar about a loved one who accepting Islam. And we'll talk about that in detail in the following session. However, what's not very well known a lot of times, is that the long one who had what you could call a couple of close brushes with Islam,
a couple of close encounters with Islam, even before the occasion on which he actually accepted a song.
So it seems like there was a slow chipping away because of naturally love what I said, the type of lifestyle that he was living, the type of arrogance and demeanor and ego and pride that had unfortunately built up at that time in terms of the Allahu anhu. That it's it's very understandable that it took a little bit of chipping away. one incident that is mentioned in a couple of books of shiran. Allah knows best about the authenticity of it. I won't vouch for the authenticity of it. But nevertheless, classical scholars of the Sierra have mentioned it in their books of the CETA. So I mentioned in here with that disclaimer that it's mentioned that Amara, the Allahu anhu says that one
time he was
he was basically passed out. So he had been out all night drinking and partying. And he basically walked into a mob, but like a temple that was there for worshipping idols. And he walked into there, and he basically laid down and he passed out. And of course, he was under the Allahu anhu. So normally, somebody would be like, upset, like, where you can't just get drunk and come and pass out in the temple over here to this where people worship, or be they worship an idol. But for them, you know, they wouldn't have liked that. But this was Ramadan, the Aloha, no. So what you do is you basically Mind your own business, and you do what you got to do and pretend like he's not there. And
so he's passed out there in the corner of the temple. And part of the ritual that the people did there with this particular idol was that they would bring an animal and they would slaughter the animal as a sacrifice to that to the idol. And they would take the innards, you know, all the internal organs of the animal, and they would take it out and put it in front of at the feet of the item, and they will take the blood of that animal, and it would soak the idol, basically, with that blood. It obviously sounds very barbaric and ridiculous. And that's part of, you know, of course, the predicament. But nevertheless, this was the ritual that he performed. On all the above one who
says talks about how he was laying down there, he was sleeping, and when these people walked in, he kind of woke up. But, you know, he said, My head hurts so bad, he had such a terrible hangover, that he just kind of laid there and was just kind of watching these people. And having a loved one who talks about the fact that even before Islam, even before Islam, the worship of idols was something that didn't sit well with me.
It just seemed unintelligent to me.
And so when these people walked in with this goat kind of kicking and screaming, dragging this goat in, you know, he says, I was just sitting there watching Lang Lang, they're just kind of watching this thinking, like, here goes, he's here you go these crazy people again, he's crazy superstitious people are gonna kill this animal, and they're gonna waste a perfectly good animal. All right, just be and make a great for a great barbecue. But they're gonna go ahead and waste it on this idol, again, with these rituals that they perform. So he said, I was just kind of laying there kind of watching with one eye open, you know, my head is pounding and hurting, and I'm just watching and
they cut the animal's throat. They split the belly open, they reach inside, and they're removing the internal organs. The animal is been dead for a while now.
And he said, all of a sudden, the voice started to come out from inside of the animal.
And it goes, I was a little out of it. I wasn't intoxicated or drunk. I just was hung over I had a headache. But it goes even those people heard it. They all jumped back and started yelling and screaming are freaked out. And the voice from inside the animals started to say that,
that this this whole ritual business, it's time for this to stop.
It's time for all of this nonsense to stop that the time of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has arrived
and it is time to go back to the proper original worship of Allah Allah.
Basically a dead animal is saying this
And they were all freaked out. And he says that they basically all just left the animal there have cut open and everything and they all ran out of there.
And all Moravec a loved one who says I just kind of kept laying there like, seriously.
And he says, I just tried to forget about this as much as I could. And he says, After some time, it seemed like it just, I did pretty much just forget about it.
He then talks about the second close encounter with a psalm that he had, which is really remarkable. He says, One day he was at the Kaaba at the huddle.
And he says, he was just kind of there just doing his thing, just kind of hanging out. And the profits a lot. He's him walked in and he goes, by this time, I was aware of what was going on and what the situation was, of course, he had the inside track of who john is his uncle.
So I was aware of what was up and he says, The Prophet sallallahu Sallam came, and he stood in front of the Kaaba and he said, he stood between the rochen Yamani and Alhaji last word. So what that standing on that side in that direction, what it allowed, the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam to do is when he would pray in this direction, he was praying not only towards the beta law towards the Kaaba, but he was also praying towards beta Noctis. And Monsieur de la casa. So this was the prophets Muslims method of combining both the cuddlers and this was the preferred method of prayer that the prophets a lot of them had. So he says, he came in, he stood up and he started to pray.
Now, how is the prophets a lot is him offering Salah openly, in broad daylight at the Hara? Well, because the prophets, a lot of them also had, generally speaking, occasionally it would be violated, but generally speaking, he also had protection from his uncle abou target.
And so I will call him still commanded enough respect. Of course, he always commanded enough respect, but he commanded enough respect just enough respect in Mecca, to protect the profits, a lot of human allow the profits or some a certain amount of freedom. So the Prophet sallallahu Sallam comes in to the Kaaba into the huddle, and he stands in front of the cab of the vehicle, and he starts to pray. The Allahu anhu says, and I saw him and I started to think to myself, you know, what's the big fuss about man? Like, what's, what's out there? What's all the hoopla about? Like, you just want to take him out, you take them out.
And if he's got something to say, and let's see what he's got to say, it seems I remember, Amara Delano is very intelligent. He's a diplomat.
He's a leader of men. I mean, he's an intelligent guy.
So he says, Let me let me let me let me just go listen to what he has to say.
So he says, he went up behind the profits a lot, he something got very, very close from behind the processor. And he said, he started to listen to him recite. And the prophets Allah was reciting Surah Surah, number 69. So to happen, and how malha mama Dada, camel Ha.
He's reciting surah. Number 69 is sort of haka is very powerful, very powerful. And he said, I was very captivated.
I was completely gripped by what he was reading, like, I couldn't move. I just kept listening. And it definitely had a powerful effect on me.
But at the same time, that stubbornness was still there, the arrogance was there. So it goes, I thought to myself,
Listen, man, don't get too caught up in this guy and what he has to say and what he's reading. He's just a really, really talented poet.
As what it boils down to, he's just a really, really talented poet. And he says, the second I thought that in my head, the prophets, Allah decem, recited the ayah or ma who will be wholly shy.
These are not the words of a poet, Ali the magic minion. Very little Do y'all believe?
And he said, the second he recited that.
It caught me off guard. You know, it's like getting the wind knocked out of you.
I was like, how do you know what I was thinking?
How do you know what I was thinking?
I know, he's a guy him.
He's a sorcerer magician at soothsayer. That's what he does. He's into this Hocus Pocus.
And what was the next hire?
Or my will be holy cow him.
Similarly, this is not the word of a soothsayer, or a magician or sorcerer either
Cadena matter that can very little do pay attention. Do you heed the warning? Do you understand what's being talked about? And he says when he said that,
now I was completely floored.
And then the next iOS 10 g Lu Mirabella on me
Rather This is something that has been gradually slowly revealed from the Lord of all the worlds
what oh taco, Willa Elena ba de la v. And then he went further saying that you think Mohammed is making this up?
That if Mohammed was even to have the audacity which he does not hypothetical scenario low
but if hypothetically speaking you know in a, you know, the most craziest scenario possible
that if Muhammad ever had the audacity to make up
things and attribute them to a law, law men who believe I mean we would have grabbed him by the rights by the right hand, thumb Allah Katana men who stabbed him right in the heart. Basically, what it's an expression for we would have finished him where he stood.
Thermal autonomy from I mean, come in a hygiene and hygiene. Nobody would have been able to protect him and stop us from reaching him.
From I mean, caminada Nana Mahajan, we're in the hula turf karate limitar clean
rather This is a very powerful reminder for people who have who are God conscious who think of a low
we're in Elena Alamo, Andaman Kamikaze Bina we know some of you won't won't believe some of you will deny and call it lies.
We're in the hula Hassan al Catherine. And all that does is it makes the situation of those who decide not to believe in this. It makes their situation that much more regrettable and remorseful and sad and pathetic.
We're in a hula Hochuli again, but this is about as real and as true as it gets.
For subject Bismillah picolog so he says he read this end part of sorbitol haka that was literally breaking me down spiritually and mentally and psychologically and emotionally as I was standing there, and he said, I was completely floored by the end of it.
And I just walked away from there just kind of like bewildered, like what just happened.
But he goes on to say it seemed, again,
I didn't accept a Sam I just kind of walked away from there. And again, tried to forget this whole experience.
And that leads to the third encounter he has, with Islam with the truth with the Quran.
And how that was finally, the, the third and the final piece of the puzzle that basically led her on what are the Allahu anhu to accepting Islam? And inshallah we'll talk about that whole story and it's, and that whole incident and its repercussions and implications. We'll talk about all of that inshallah. In the following session, may Allah subhanaw taala give us all the ability to practice everything that's been said and heard some how to Lego be humbly he Subhana Colombia hamitic Mashallah. La ilaha illa Anta Masako, Renata willick