Channel: Abdul Nasir Jangda
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Allah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah. While Allah he was actually he as marine
said I want to catch him.
So, continuing with our series on the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam a 02 number we are we, over the last couple of sessions, we've been talking about the boy the three years of boycott isolation, that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, the his followers, the believers, his family members, and anyone who's willing to defend and support him, that they were all put through the three years of isolation and boycott. And as I mentioned, last time, the scholars of Sierra mentioned that the majority of the historians majority of the scholars of Sierra have the opinion that the boycott ended in the 10th year of Nevada, the 10th year of prophethood. This was
basically close to about three years prior to the migration to Medina. So that's when the boycott ended. We also in the last couple of sessions talked about the immediate aftermath of the boycott ending with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam having to end the Muslims, everyone who has boycotted them having to kind of resettle back into their lives acclimate themselves back to life in Makkah, and kind of reestablish and resettle their lives, three years of isolation of exile of boycott is a huge deal. And it's not something that can be taken lightly. So they're in an effort to kind of settle back down and reestablish themselves within their community.
But what we also talked about was how they were faced with the same opposition, things pretty much picked up from where they left off, things picked up from where they left off. The opposition was there, the argumentation, the attacks, the persecution, the ridicule, everything pretty much picked up from where it had left off. So in that sense, it was very overwhelming, it was very difficult. And I talked about how specifically one of the resources for the prophets, a lot of them to emotionally deal with this difficulty upon difficulty, first of all, for seven years, for seven years, more prominently from that seven years, four years, the prophets, a lot of them had been
facing severe opposition, torture of his followers, assassination attempts on his life, the the exile, or if you will, the migration of many of his followers, nearly 100 of his followers had to go and settle somewhere far away like East Africa, Kenya Habesha, so for four years, the prophets, a lot of them dealt with that first three years of prophethood were more quiet, more personal, more private, than for four years when there was on the public scene, he was dealing with non stop opposition. After that, then three years of isolation and boycott very severe, very traumatic, extremely traumatic, only for that three years, four years of persecution, three years of trauma and
isolation in exile. Only for that to be followed by more persecution. It's very, very taxing on a person emotionally. You can imagine how difficult it would be. And so at that point in time, our last panel what Allah strengthen the prophets a lot, he said, I gave him direction gave him tranquility, peace and calmness through the Quran in the book of Allah. And the prophets, a lot of him was able to lean on his relationship with the law, be able to find guidance through the revelation, the divine revelation. And the profits allowed him was slowly day by day, taking one day in one day at a time navigating through the adversity and the difficulties of the city of Mecca.
Now, at this point in time, one of the things we also talked about was things were so harsh and so many people were wearing down that amazing people strong individuals like Abu Bakar, a loved one who was even contemplating migration and had left Macau only to be brought back. But one of the interesting twists, you know, that much difficulty in adversity, it comes with some blessings. One of the blessings that came was like we talked about the protest, to end the boycott was actually led by non Muslims. And so non Muslims, many of them started to become very sympathetic, maybe not towards the cause.
But at least or at least, towards the believers, and their suffering, they they've started to feel like they had definitely crossed the line, it had crossed a threshold, which should not be crossed. And so we saw in the previous session, we talked about how many different believers were receiving protection from non Muslim prominent members of the Muslim community. So we reached a point at this time where, again, Allah subhanaw taala continues to strengthen the resolve of the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam, and provide the Prophet sallallahu Sallam with with wins. And let me let me explain what I mean by that.
The suffering was no by no means was it done was it over? What we're going to be talking about next few coming Sessions is on a personal level, at a human level, emotionally the most difficult and trying time of the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and that is a year of grief and sorrow, where he lost his uncle, he lost his wife, then he journeys who thought if and is stoned and mocked and ridiculed and, and comes back beaten and bruised, only to be prevented reentry back into the city of Makkah, some very difficult circumstances are about to come his way. But we have to also understand an ally acknowledges his fact, in the Quran by consoling the prophets a lot. He said him
by telling the prophets a lot a similar unlikeable here on the left side, you will destroy yourself, you got to ease up a little bit
it's a human reality. When you're going through difficulty, even though the difficulty is building towards something you need, you need winds along the way, you need certain you need some relief along the way, you need to be able to just have something to hang your hat on along the way. And let's just say human need, like if we're building a huge project, if we're building a building a machine, a community center, and it's a huge, long project,
it's gonna take a long time, maybe it'll take five years, and $5 million.
But along the way, you have to be able to provide some type of small wins moments of celebration to the community to the people investing into it. Otherwise, people will become fatigued over time, they'll become exhausted, they'll lose sight of the objective and the goal, you'll just wear them out. And so what ends up happening when we finish the parking lot or the foundation, then a big event and everyone comes, sees the progress and everyone celebrates, then maybe the structure starts to go up and we have another event and people come in and they walk and they tour the see it, you know and then maybe the shell is done. So what do we decide? We're gonna pray us out to Juma inside
of the show the unfinished structure. And everybody comes and prays your mind it's a huge like moment for everyone. And what that does is that gives them the emotional fortitude, it sustains them, it provides them the motivation that they need to keep going. See this through Allah subhanaw taala acknowledged that in suited to him. And certainty as he was revealed shortly after this moment, but it talks about a reality. And the reality that Allah talks about is likely to happen Allah Allah.
Allah tells the prophets Allah, that Allah the decisions been made for a lot of these people that they will not believe.
But then Allah tells the prophets a lot he sent him after that dialogue, after that elaborating on that and explaining that Allah does does tell the prophets a lot he said him in the margin zero Manitoba dicover hashirama believe for Bashir will be mafia. He didn't kill him. Allah does tell the prophets a lot of them. However, you are there to warn people who will follow the reminder and will begin to fear God, even when nobody else is there and congratulate those people with forgiveness and a very noble reward. Meaning what a lifetime the prophets are lovely some most of these people, they're not going to believe they're not going to listen. But there will be people there will be
individuals who will believe in who will listen. And that will be your inspiration, that will be your motivation. That is what will keep you going at the end of the day. That's a human reality. And this is a law. Listen very carefully, so nobody misunderstands. Because I'm beyond Salatu, Salam or masamune, the MBR links are to some as far as we're concerned, they're protected by a line we aren't capable of finding any shortcoming or faults with them. We don't, we're not and that's part of our al Qaeda. That's part of what we believe. But at the same time, we have to understand that the tarbiyah of the prophets, the spiritual development of the prophets is done by Allah directly
done by Allah, not any other human beings.
But done by Allah directly, divinely, they are trained. They are divinely trained and developed.
And so part of that divine training for the MBR for the prophets is recognizing acknowledging this fact that look, you have a task to do you have a job to do. And you keep doing your task and you keep doing your job. And oh, by the way, it's going to be pretty difficult along the way. However, at the same time, Allah subhanaw taala divinely,
is telling the prophets a lot from the fact that they're by teaching us this lesson, that even a prophet and are Rasool Allah be along the way, he needs these small little victories along the way, on the way to the eventual ultimate goal.
Because of the human reality, the Islam of Hamza bin Abdul muttalib, rhodiola, Juana, the Islam of Ramadan, rhodiola, one, these were very necessary for the believers, it was absolutely necessary, but even for the prophets, allottee for them, he's asking ALLAH, and Allah is providing this answer, and providing this response and his spiritual sustenance divinely directly.
And so this is very important to identify and recognize. And one of the lessons that we learned from this, and we take from this is on our level now as a community, when none of us are directly divinely trained or inspired. I mean, we do take inspiration and training and development from the divine source, which is the Quran, but we are not directly divinely connected, no divine revelation. So many times we, as a community, play that role for one another.
We will be responsible the leadership of the community, the scholarship of the community, will be responsible for the continued spiritual development of the individuals in the community at varying levels. And one of the things regardless of the level that we're dealing with, one of the things we have to remember, especially at the higher levels, because at that point in time, you can begin to take things for granted.
That we have to keep in mind the fact that spiritual fatigue and exhaustion is a reality.
The superficial rhetoric of old brother, if you were doing it for a lot than you would never, you know, be burned out. Oh, brother, if you were sincere sister, if you were sincere, this wouldn't be a problem.
This this, this, this is not. This is not forget about this being any type of spiritual discourse. This is spiritual blackmail of people.
And it's unjustified. And it's nonsensical. It doesn't make any sense. In fact, it's contradictory to what the Quran is telling us what the life of the prophets, Allah is showing us. But we need to be able to provide those small victories, those markers along the way, is very important for the continued spiritual development of anyone and everyone. And so one of the very interesting incidents here, before we actually delve into the next major phase of the life of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam is they've just come out of three years of isolation, three years of trauma, only to be phased to be dealing with more difficulty and adversity on the other end of this three years.
So now what ends up happening. So there's a very interesting incident that I might have mentioned before, I can't really recall, but I'd like to mention it here in more detail kind of in the context and in the flow. And this is the actual historical placement of this particular incident in the 10th gear of Nobu of prophethood.
There was a man by the name of tufail,
who was from the tribe of DOS, now to fame. Bin amor, dosi, radi Allahu taala on who he was a leader of his people, he was a leader of his tribe. And one of the things that we find about him in some of the more extended narrations, the more detailed accounts of this incident, is that to fade was also considered a great intellectual of his people. He was considered a very intelligent man. He was a leader of his people, but he was also considered a genius is a very smart man. And in fact, he was kind of he was considered a source of pride for his people, and the Quraysh recognized his status amongst his people. So the narration actually mentions that when he came to Mecca, fetzima Abbey,
Ashraful Quraysh, that all the leadership of Quraysh they gathered together to welcome him to Makkah, he received the welcoming party, at the, you know, at the walls of the city,
with the leadership and so that
Obviously shows his status. And when they welcomed him, at the same time, they kind of part of the purpose was to make him aware of the situation in Makkah, that look, one of our, one of our own, is basically saying, This is his, he says, he's a prophet, there's one God who receives divine revelation, he's got the true religion, etc, etc, etc. And a lot of our poor and our slaves, and a few people are basically following him. And they joined up with him. And there's been a lot of, you know, back and forth. Unfortunately, there's been some brutality and things like that. But that's basically the situation that we got. So first of all, we don't want you to think that we're not on
top of our game, but we're just trying to handle this the best way that we can. The other thing was, we'll have the room in Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. They also wanted to warn him about the promises and because they recognized the potential disaster here to fail as a leader of his people he's a genius his in his intelligence is of has a great reputation. If he ends up falling prey to Mohammed's you know, rhetoric, or whatever he has to offer. Then we're gonna have a tough time explaining this to the people. So they warned him and in fact, he says himself in the in the in the narration where he recounts the incident. He says when a whoa who and yet send me I'd be He, oh,
yes, my Oklahoma Who? Oh, yes, my Uncle Mo, that he made him swear. They forbade him from meeting with the prophets a lot more even listening to what he had to say.
For color well for Allah He Mazar lubi hetta edge module Allah, Allah Asma minuti, Anguilla, Kalamazoo. He said that they would not let me go until I swore to them.
I took a sacred oath to them
that I would not meet with him and I would not listen to him. Haha show juneja Hina hello to Elon masuku fan. He says so much so that he scared me so badly. And they were so adamant and insistent that basically the next morning when I decided to go to the hot home debate to LA, because they it was still a place you would visit. It had some reverence and some some level of sacredness for them. That he said, I stuffed my ears with cotton before I left. That's how bad it was. And so he says, I go there.
And I'm just minding my own business. I'm doing my own thing for either Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Selim aka Eman, you salia in the Kaaba. I saw the prophets, a lot of him standing praying near the GABA.
And I was intrigued. I couldn't lie. I was intrigued and a man of intelligence. So he said, You know, my natural mode was to investigate. So he says to me, no Caribbean.
And so I stood close to him.
he says that I had kind of some trouble listening to him. So I kind of came a little bit closer, a little bit closer, until I was able to hear a little bit of what he said for me. I do gulaman Hassan. And I heard some very beautiful things that he was reading and reciting the Quran
says for me enough, see, he said, I said to myself, that What's wrong with you?
What's wrong with you?
And he uses very strong language. He says, you know, may Why didn't your mother disown you which basically is a way of saying like, what's wrong with you? He says we're lucky in the law Julian Labib ninja Iran. He says I am an extremely intelligent man who is very well acquainted with poetry and literature and eloquence.
You know, he's very confident of his abilities. He says, you know, I'm I'm, I'm, I'm a pretty smart guy. You know, I did Really? I did great on my essay. Ts. I'm a really smart guy. So what's the problem? He says My father has a new middle cubby. He says I can tell the difference between good and bad. Maybe some of these simple minded folks and mcca these these diseases, illiterate people, maybe some of them can but come on.
I can tell the difference between what's right and what's wrong.
He says fire from I am not only an asthma I mean, have a Raja pool. So what's preventing me from listening to what he has to say objectively, very objectively for me to listen and analyze what he has to say.
So he says for in Canada, the ITV has an option to
If in fact in reality, what he has to say is really remarkable, I will accept it. When can I be hunted up to and if it's reprehensible or walk away from it? I mean, what do I have to lose? I have nothing to lose here. So he says, I stayed until the profits a lot. He said him left. And I followed him until he went home. And I basically, he said something very interesting. He says, ha da, da da da da da Who the hell to LA
which can be interpreted both ways that when he went home then he went and kind of knocked on his door and he came out and he's like, yes, can I help you? But it also the language makes it seem like when the profits a lot of them went into his own, he basically kind of like, you know, you stick your foot out and kind of catch the door before it closes. I'm talking about like a door that that that's automatic, like kind of shuts me you kind of stick your foot out and catch the door for closes, he did the language expresses and this is a very eloquent and educated man. It makes it seem like he kind of did that he kind of like kind of jumped in real quick and must have cut the profits
a lot some of off guard. He said I said yeah, Mohammed in the coma cattolica de Vaca.
So he says I said hey, listen, Muhammad. Listen, no, no reason to be alarmed or startled. But your people have been saying this and this and this and this to me. This is what your people got to say about you.
And he continues to explain to them for lucky my buddy hoby you holy Fulani amok, he says that they kept on scaring me, and and just inciting fear within me of what you are up to. He says so much so that I stuffed cotton in my ears, so I could not hear what you had to say. And then I did listen to I decided to give you a fair shake. And I started to listen to what you were reading for semi colon hazard. And I heard something very beautiful. For the Allium rock he says so now I am giving you the opportunity. I'm asking you to I'm requesting you to to just make your presentation to me. I'm an educated civilized man. That's how I roll. So please, present your argument.
So the Prophet he says for autodata Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam al Islam, the prophet analyzed and presented Islam to me. And again, a little bit of a side note, how did he present Islam with Allah Allah, he recited the Quran, the Book of Allah to me.
he recited the Quran, the Book of Allah. I've said this probably about two dozen times in the course of these Sierra lectures, and it gets to the point where it kind of it becomes very redundant and repetitive. But the seed of the prophets a lot even mentions it so explicitly over and over again that it can't be ignored.
That we have to understand that the Prophet of Allah Salaam is you know how, you know how eloquent the prophets Allah was not eloquent. He was. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam was so eloquent, so eloquent. That, you know, he says, It's a gift from Allah ottb Joe, Mary Kelly. There's a whole collection, I actually taught it to the students. There's a whole collection of Hadith, about the Hadith. And there's a collection of 40 Hadith that Mullah licari Rahim Allah has compiled amongst the hundreds of scholars who have compiled similar collections. But there's one collection in which he has compiled all 40, a Hadith, which illustrate just the gift of the prophets a lot. So to be
able to say a lot in very little. The majority of the Hadith in this 40 Hadith collection are two maximum three word ahaadeeth.
And literally ask them if I'm exaggerating, it takes almost an hour
to just really basically be able to explain the meaning of the two words.
Two words, and Mr. Sharma terminan.
If you want to make sense of that, at the very least you need an hour. And that's me. I don't even know what I'm talking about. A real scholar of Hadeeth would probably talk for days and days and days and days.
So that's the gift of the process. And that's how awesome he is.
All right, how eloquent he is how powerful he is in his speech. You will know the eloquence just just a pure just poetic ability naturally the prophets a lot of them as the Quran tells us.
Well, my alumna who shadow Maya, Allah says we did not teach him poetry because he was not appropriate for him, because he is the vessel in the medium of divine revelation.
So to not create any doubt about what is divine right
versus what is his poetry? Allah sealed the deal and said that we did not teach him poetry. It's not appropriate for him so much so that cannot also lie salon Ism yagura as such an affront to the prophets, a lot of him didn't even like to sit down, construct like a doula and make it rhyme. He didn't like doing that. He didn't like, you know, just this, that that
just sitting down and overdoing it,
overdoing things in terms of making things rhyme and things like that. So he did not sit down and writing things and construct things like you're not like a poet, we'll sit down and write a poem, and go back and fix some things and go back and fix some things. And it'll take him like six months to write a poem. The process didn't do that. He was in fact, he was, he just didn't. He himself didn't even like it at all.
He didn't forbid poetry. It's something that's even recommended for believers, but he himself No, but you know how still awesome he was when he spoke. The last hadith of Sahih Bukhari, the concluding narration of cyber karate, doesn't listen to it. And by the way, this is not the prophets, a lot of them constructing this writing this. This isn't just talking to the Sahaba giving them advice. Let's see how he's giving them advice. He says Kelly mahtani haviv attorney Alan Lee Sani tequila attorney Phil Milani. Habib attorney Illa Rahmani Subhana Allah who will be Hamdi Subhana Allah halabi. You even hear how beautiful the words are. Kalamata Javi, fatahna Allen, Lisa
Sakina, tan filmyzilla, Habiba tan illa ruffman Subhana Allah, He will be handy to allow them to words, very light on the tongue very heavy in the scale of deeds, and very beloved to Allah Subhana Allah, He will be hungry Subhanallah loudly, you see how beautiful. So I know I'm kind of drawing the point I'm trying to construct an argument. My argument here is, this is a man. This is the most eloquent human being that ever walked the face of this earth. This is the most eloquent the most upside oblah human human being that ever walked the face of the earth.
And when he gives that hour,
what does he do?
To fail adults here are the Allahu taala and who like dozens before him that we've covered in this era, is saying about the prophets, a lot of them for Allah Ania Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam al Islam, he presented Islam to me. And how did he go about and presenting Islam to me? What Allah Allah,
he recited the book of Allah to me.
he recited the book of a lot to me. So we have to really, really ask ourselves. Tao is a responsibility. It's an obligation.
It's a blessing. It's a huge source of reward and blessing, no doubt.
But we also have to be very cognizant of our ability to do Dawa in the prophetic method. According to the prophetic,
you know, methodology. It has to be done Dawa. This wasn't one of my teachers used to say, it's not just inviting to a lights inviting to a lot as the Prophet invited to Allah. That's the that's the natural Buddha.
It has to be done according to
the prophetic methodology. And part of their prophetic methodology is
our Tao has to be very Quran centric. And so I'm not saying that we stop all efforts of Darwin, all of a sudden, just just everybody enrolled into a Quran school. But the idea is we have to continue to educate, to learn to continue our development in terms of our knowledge of the Quran. And of course, the prophets. A lot of him is addressing people specifically here to find somebody that when the Quran is recited to he understands it, because he is an intelligent man, he is an ancient
an Arab from 1400 years ago, and he is a poet. So he comprehends what the Quran is saying, our audience might not comprehend. So that just means we have given a greater responsibility
of not just reciting the Quran, not just even translating the Quran, but being able to help them understand what the Quran is communicating and saying.
And so that's a very important point here. Nevertheless, to kind of get back to what we were talking about, so this intelligent mental fade now comes to the prophets, Allah, the sermon says, Lay it on me, come on.
Come on, just just you present what you have to what you have to say. And we'll see
the prophets a lot of them precisely put onto him and presents a message to him. He says, follow our law. He messaged me, I told him not to ask and I mean, who? Well, I'm an adult. I mean, who he says I swear to God, they were completely wrong. I swear by
Allah, I never heard anything more beautiful and excellent than what he said to me that day, nor did I ever hear anything that was more balanced, very interesting choice of words, because he This is an intelligent man. This is more than intelligent. This is a man of intelligence.
This is an educated and this is an intellectual, and academic.
And he says something very profound. He's not just emotionally he is emotionally affected by the Quran, but he's not just speaking based off of just his emotional experience. He says, I never heard anything more balanced than the Quran. It evoked powerful emotions, but it was intellectually sound and pure.
It was very balanced.
And he basically says, for Islam, to worship him to Shahada till Huck, he says that I accepted Islam and I gave my testimony of faith of the truth. And he goes on to say that I said Yana be Allah or messenger of Allah, in the Quran to me, he says, I am a man who is listened to amongst his people, my people, they accept what I have to say. So he says, I will go back and I will invite them towards Islam.
There's a very interesting part of the story. The scholars of Hadith, and Sierra mentioned that this particular part of the story is more to sell. This part of the story, there is some discussion about its authenticity, and it connecting back to the prophets allottee similar to failure, the Allahu anhu and that is he says, further ally, Lee, I attend to Punahou, Leon and Anakin, FEMA, LA. He says I made to either Allah subhanaw taala provides for me some type of a miraculous sign that will help me in inviting my people towards Allah towards Islam.
So he says the prophets, Allah
Allahumma, Allah who I attend, he said, Oh Allah, make a sign for him. Make a sign for him. And he says that, at that time, I left towards my people. And all of a sudden right here on my forehead, between my eyes on my forehead, there was like a light that was shining on my forehead.
And he says, I may do it again, at that time, single a lot, not in my face. Don't put that sign that miraculous sign on my face. Because if it's on my face, my people will think that there's something bizarre or strange or, you know, something going on with me, they'll be weirded out, it's a little too much for them. So he said, I had like a walking stick a staff and people would travel with that. So he said that the top of my walking stick, my staff began to glow with light with newer
inexplicably. And so that was kind of design that I had miraculously.
Nevertheless, he says he got back home.
And he said that the first person I met was my father. And my father came to greet me and meet me. And I said, NT to fail. One thing very interesting about districts will fail. And again, we're talking about a Sahabi radi Allahu anhu, a companion of the Prophet sallahu. Semi Allah be pleased with him. So we speak respectfully, but just kind of stating what he says about himself in the narration. Because he was an edgy, he was an intellectual and academic. He was a little bit. He was a little bit direct and straightforward, which even came off a little bit harsh.
And he says, My people, they worshiped in idle, there was an idol that they revered, and they worship this idol. Now already, as it was, I didn't, I didn't really jive with it. He was an intelligent, educated man. So he says, as it was, I didn't really it didn't sit well with me. But then on top of that, now that I had accepted Islam, now I just had like little to no tolerance for this. So he says, When my father came to meet me, he says,
He says, what kind of Sheehan Kabira. And he was a very elderly man flew to LA Ania, Bertie,
basically, to kind of translate a little bit more politely because he does call him Yeah, but he he's basically saying I look.
You and I are very different. Now. Father.
You and I are very different. Literally can also be kind of translated as like, Hey, listen, get away from me. You and I have nothing to do with each other. But to put it into context, because he is calling me Abba t My beloved father. He's basically saying, You and I
are on different ends of the spectrum. Now you and I have a very different understanding of things now father, his father said, he says fellas to minko Well, Esther mini says
I don't share the same views as you
You don't share the same views as me.
Father said when he when I whenever yamaneika says why my son, our beloved Son, we've we've always been closed. What's wrong now? He says, a slum to water but we're about to Dina Mohammedan sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he says, I have accepted Islam and follow the religion, the way of life taught by Muhammad sallallahu alayhi Salaam. He said, Oh, my dear beloved Son, the father says awalnya Dini De Luca, he says, my religion is your religion. I trust you. And I know that you want what's best for me. And I and I raised you to be a good man to be intelligent, educated man. So I'm in agreement with you. So he says further factors in what
he says that go take a shower, cleanse yourself and clean your clothes, through Martini had that wily mocha me mimma, only two. So that then come back to me so I can teach you what I've learned what I've been taught.
He says my father did accordingly. I came back I told him about Islam, he accepted Islam. He says, then my wife came to me.
And he says, I told her same thing. I said, Hey,
we don't we don't we don't see eye to eye anymore. She said, Why is that?
And he says again, he says that the difference between me and you follow up any wabanaki al Islam.
He says that the difference is Islam. I follow the religion of Mohammed Salah ism. He says my wife says, my religion is your religion. He says I told her the same thing that go and cleanse yourself purify yourself. And specifically, he mentioned one thing he says the Shira was the idol that the people of those used to worship. And the women had a responsibility of going and offering devotions to the idol. I specifically told her go and basically absolve yourself from any type of, you know, engagement that you have with the idol or the temple or whatever the case may be going just completely, you know, hands off, you're done with them.
So he says she did accordingly she came to me. I told her about Islam, she accepted Islam. He says then now my wife and my husband, my my father, my wife and my father are with me now three people, me, my wife, my father, and I went to the rest of my people. And I gave them the message. And they said, No,
they weren't on board.
So he says, I go back to Makkah.
I reach back to MCI and I meet the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and I tell him and there's a couple of different narrations here, very interesting. In some narrations, he says in the Hoopa, kala Bani
Allah DOS, Xena. He says that they, instead of me fornication is something they were. I basically was beat by fornication. When it came to the people of those that they care. They care more about their decadent lifestyle. In another nation. He says calabaza llegamos. In our Hummer, he says that alcohol and fornication they're obsessed with it. In one narration, he says in the dosen cada Assad What about he said that the tribe of those has disbelieved has rejected the faith and has is leading a very sinful life. So he has a very harsh analysis of his people.
And then based off of that, the different narrations, he says they, they they prefer their decadent lifestyle. They're obsessed with alcohol and fornication, they rejected the faith are very sinful people. Sounds like a lot of times what we see in people today,
our analysis of people
and then based off of that analysis, he says to the prophets, a lot of them further Allah, Allah him or messenger of Allah, make dua upon them, which is basically the Arabic expression for make dua Allah destroys these people pray against these people pray for the destruction of these people.
There's a habit or the alarm on whom even say that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam raised his hand to make dua.
And some of the narrations actually say that the Sahaba who are there said, Well, if now Allah Dawson
that we were afraid for the people of dos. When somebody requests the prophets a lot easier to make do against the people to pray for the destruction of people and the Messenger of Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah Salah ism raises hands for the DA he said, we were very worried. We
We were We were terrified for the sake of these people. He says, but when the prophets a lot of them opened his mouth, he parted his lips. The words that came out from his blessing mouth. Were love Maddie dosen
he said, Oh Allah, guide the people have DOS, bless the people of those with guidance. And then he says, he told me it or Jerry law bhumika Federal Home waterfoot be him.
He says now you go back to your people.
And you know, a man like to fail could be saying are you did that further?
A further only Lola Elan Islam, invite them to Allah,
which again, amendment to failed position, say check, already tried that.
But then the Prophet system gave him the third instruction, he said will be him.
Be very gentle, be very kind.
Be very gentle and kind with them. Be compassionate with them.
Be gentle with them,
give them time,
nurtured their faith and their EMA.
So he says, I went back according to the instruction of the prophets a lot. So I tried my best to follow the instruction of the prophets. Awesome. And you can imagine somebody you know, a lot of times people say, Oh, it doesn't come naturally to me, you know, just just I'm just not built that way to fame wasn't built that way.
He's an intellectual.
He's an academic leader of his people. A little straightforward, and harsh, if you will, by nature.
Just kind of says it.
But even him the prophets, Allah is not saying, Oh, you know what, you're excused. It's not your disposition. You're off to work? No, you'd be gentle with them. And he said, I had to try very hard. But I had to implement instruction of the promises. I mean, be gentle with my people. Again, what do we go back to invite to a law, according to the Messenger of Allah, invite to Allah on the methodology of the Messenger of Allah. If Allah is telling us what
Allah mean, if Allah is telling us that Khadija Kumara Suleman and for sicoma, Xena, nekima, and Ito, Harrison, Aleykum, Bill Murphy, Nina openra, Haman, if Allah subhanaw taala is telling us that the Prophet ism was merciful, was gentle, was kind was benevolent, was concerned was personally emotionally invested into the well being of his people, then that's what the tone of our dollar needs to be. And so he says, I went back, and that's what I did. And he says, I stayed. He says this, because it's very important. That again, sometimes we're looking for just, you know, an immediate turnover. But we have to understand we're not selling used cars.
I got to flip it. We're not selling used cars.
This is eemaan.
This is Islam.
This is success in this life in the next. It's a change of lifestyle.
It's a relationship with a law, it might take some time, and we got to be willing to invest in for the long haul. And so he says for them as I'll be out the dose in a minute Islam. He says I continue to stay in DOS and invite my people to Islam, had da Haji Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi salam ala Medina, until the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam migrated to the city of Medina.
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and he says not only did he migrate to Medina, but two years passing in the Battle of bud that happened, another year passed, and the Battle of wolf would have been another two years passed, and the Battle of the trench happened.
He says foom according to Allah Rasulullah Allah Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam ah be man as llama mariamman pomi Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam or behavour he says then after all of that, I finally went to go join with the prophets, a lot of them until when he was I reached the prophets, a lot of them and he was at the place of labor, the Battle of cable. So this basically almost five, five and a half years,
almost six years into the Medina era. This is five to six years into the Medina and era the moneytun period. What that where does that put his Islam? Three years in Makkah, another five and a half years in Medina, this is eight years. So he's been living amongst his people preaching and teaching to his people for eight years.
This is the same guy who went home, basically, in two days returned back saying, That's it, they're done. They're not going to believe just make do Allah destroys them. It's just pointless. Let's just cut our losses me, my dad, my pops my wife, we're good to go. You got three A's, you can't win them all. You win some, you lose some just let's just wipe it out. We're good to go. The same guy goes back and says I stayed with my people for over eight years. Working, teaching, preaching, serving,
holding their hand walking them along, showing them the way baby steps. Can you imagine for an academic, for an intellectual, how difficult that must have been? All different, different demographics, different segments of society.
It's like taking a university professor, like somebody who teaches, you know,
graduate students of the Arabic language and making him teach Akari than Rania
like making him teaching Ronnie Haida. I live by Jim he he'd either he kill one of the kids probably
Can you can you imagine what would happen?
Somebody who's like a world renowned world class Adi of the Quran, Ashoka
You know, he recites all 10 in one sitting
and then having to correct like, you know, Joe Schmoe hostage we
his brain would melt.
He probably have a seizure by the time they were done with sort of de facto.
So imagine how difficult this was, but it doesn't change the fact that this is our
This is our eight years, he invested into his people. And at the end of eight years, what does he say? He says, from marketing to our repeat through marketing to Allah Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Beeman Aslam Amaya mill told me Tony Rasulullah he salani Cinema behavior. He says then I came to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam with those people who had accepted Islam for my people. And the process of was at the place of labor. Had the nwsl to be Nursultan Medina. He says I arrived in Medina be submarine Osama Nene with 70 or 80. That's like 70 8070 Plus, not individuals 70 plus beta Mendelson 70 plus families from the tribe of dos
70 plus families.
And these are
Arabian families of 1400 years ago.
Right to comment on something I saw on Twitter, you know, every Michelle every brothers got a couple of wives. Mashallah, and probably got anywhere from 10 1520 Kids Allahu Allah.
So when we talk about it, like when we estimate families in the community, we we say an average of about three people per family where we're averaging about 13 people for a family there.
So if he says 70 plus families, you multiply that by 10 700 people.
Okay, let's do a more conservative estimate. 500 people are lonely, Allah knows.
But can you imagine that site, the same man who showed up impatiently for a couple of days with three two people him including his three, including him instead of him and two people, is showing up after eight years with 500 people 500 people accepting some 500 people being saved from the firewall 500 people to recognize Allah 500 people to live their life according to Islam.
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so he says he came and for the heck nanosatellites allowed him to haber
and then we joined the profits a lot of time at the place of labor. And he says I stayed with the profits a lot is him Medina, Hector de la hora de maka until the profits a lot he said Allah gave the process of victory over Mecca gulia Rasul Allah I said, O Messenger of Allah, send me because you gotta remember he seemed to fade right? He still is who he is. I mean, he was patient for the sake of His people, because the promises and told him to so he says, Allah sent me to such and such people, this tribe, then caffeine. And they then caffeine was an idol that some of the that I tried, basically used to worship he goes send me there, so that I can destroy that idol. He says the
Prophet was fetching MCI was
The conquest of Makkah. So he says the prophets a lot of them sent me there. He said, Go ahead, fine, you get that job. There's this big idol over here. Now that Islam has been established, you are free to go and destroy that idol. Like, you know, like kind of saying like, Hey, listen, we're gonna break this down anyways, you mind if I do it? I've been holding it in for eight years. Right? I'd like to kind of wreak some havoc. And so here's the process of saying, Go, Go ahead. He said for jhala to fail what we're up to Anna Hinari aku yovel caffiene less to me, nobody caught me LaDonna aka Domine melodica. In the hotshot to Nara, FIFA, deca, he says that old Luca fain, like the idol,
he says that you are not to be worshipped, that what we worship is much older than what you worship. And then he says that, that I have put fire inside of your mouth,
like I am burning you from the inside out. And so he basically talks about this, he says, I came back to the city of Medina and I stayed with the prophets a lot. He said them until he passed away. He says that, and then the narration goes on to talk about how, after the passing of the prophecy of someone, many of the tribes, the Bedouin tribes, they began to apostate and leave Islam.
He was amongst the people who went out there to basically deal with that situation. And he had a son at this point as well. And his son was with him as well. And he says he saw a dream at this point. And the dream was very interesting. He says that what he saw in the dream was that his head had been shaved.
In his dream, he saw that his head had been shaved. And he says that a bird came out from his mouth.
And then he says that he was entered back into the womb
of a woman.
This is the dream that he saw.
And he said that his son is there in his dream, and he's trying to reach out to somebody can't reach his son.
His son is reaching out to him, he's reaching out to somebody can't reach each other. He says later on, he talks about his death. And he says that the interpretation of that dream was realized at the time that I was dying.
He says that I in the battle, he was injured.
And the shaved head being shaved, was the sign of the fact that I would receive a fatal wound.
The bird being released from my mouth was a sign of the fact that my soul would depart from my body. And being entered into the womb of the mother was a sign of me being returned back into the earth like me being buried into the ground. And the fact that his son is reaching out to him and he's reaching out to somebody can't reach each other is an indication of the fact that my son, he says my son was also his son, brother, excuse me. Third party. His son was also injured in that battle.
But his son actually recovered and died in a later battle as a Shaheed. So that was a little bit of a dream that he saw. But one of the lessons that we take from that is the same man, great intellectual of his people. Leader of his people, who decades two decades ago, had arrived in the city of Mecca,
accepted Islam at the hands of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, listen to the Quran, objectively listened to the message of the processes and the Quran the book of Allah accepts Islam
learn from the prophets a lot he said, um, goes back to his people is taught a very profound lesson in emotion and faith and how to teach and preach the message is a means of hundreds of people, maybe 1000s of people entering into Islam accepting Islam, so much paid, then has the blessing of saying in the company of the prophets a lot he said them for the last few years of the profits a lot of a person's life. To be close to the profits a lot is something like that. It's a huge blessing. And then finally, the blessings just in in there. Finally he dies in the battlefield as a martyr as a Shaheed. He receives the dignified death of a Shaheed his son received a dignified death of a
Shaheed and this is a story of to fail a dosi radi Allahu taala and who.
this was one of those so even though we talked about his entire life, extending all the way to his death, which is obviously much later on in this era, even beyond the life of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, but this was a small victory for the prophets, a lot of similarities.
huge victory. It's rather how you look at it. But this was a huge victory for the Prophet sallallahu sallam, to be able to receive that peace and tranquility from Allah subhanho wa Taala that a man accepts Islam, not just any ordinary man, but a leader of his people, and a very intelligent, educated man that would later on go on to become the means of his whole tribe accepting Islam. And this happened at a very crucial critical moment in between these great moments of difficulty and adversity, three years of isolation and boycott in the valley of autonomy.
And then on the other side, would be two of the greatest personal tragedies of the life of the prophets Allah is him, the death of his uncle and the death of his beloved wife of 25 years, Khadija, the Allahu unha, which inshallah we'll work our way towards talking about in the following weeks. May Allah subhanaw taala give us all the ability to practice everything has been said and heard. Again, let's try to remember and hold on to the lessons. Tao has a responsibility and obligation. But a few things to remember about Darwin number one, our primary vehicle and means and inspiration and motive Dharma
is the book of Allah is the Quran and that is actually the prophetic methodology of preaching and teaching Islam. Number two,
gentleness, kindness, mercy, benevolence.
Patience, is the prophetic mode of inviting people to Islam, nurturing and developing and cultivating eemaan faith within the hearts of men, the hearts of people. That is a prophetic method of Dawa and that is what the prophets Allah told his people. There might be some number three, there might be some of us who may be our natural disposition. Our own intellectual capacity, makes it very difficult for us to do that. But that's not a good enough of an issue I can't deal with I can't do that. No, no, no, that's the way it's done.
That's the way it's done. We have to deal with them.
To quote a common like, you know, English saying a figure of speech, we have to learn to get over ourselves.
Nobody cares how intelligent or educator or intellectual we are.
This is an amount of this is a trust. This is the deen of Allah. And nobody was more intelligent and more eloquent and more educated and more enlightened. Then Muhammad Rasul Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah. But he was extremely humble.
He was very humble and patient and loving and kind and benevolent and generous and gentle with the people and preaching to them. He was patient forbearing and we have to learn to cultivate those qualities. Look back at how would How did the prophets a lot of them do Dawa? How did he handle the teaching and the preaching of the message? And that needs to be our primary mode of teaching and sharing Islam with people. May Allah give us the ability to practice everything that was said and heard Subhana Allah He will be hummed he subhanak along the huntik Chateau La ilaha illa Anta sophronia to be Lake