Seerah 052 – Prophetic Bodyslam: How the Prophet Gave Dawah

Abdul Nasir Jangda

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You're listening to Calum Institute's podcast series. See the life of the Prophet by sheer Abdul Nasir zhongda visit us on the web at Calum Institute dot o RG or find us on [email protected] slash Calum Institute smilla he will de la salatu salam ala rasulillah. Well, and he was actually here as marine salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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So continuing with our class, our series on a skeleton of a Ouija, the prophetic biography, in the previous sessions, we've been talking about the immediate aftermath, or rather, the reintegration back into society, after the three years of boycott, and the three years of isolation, that the Prophet of Allah sallallahu sallam, the community of the believers, and also the family, members of the prophets, a lot of them who had not accepted Islam, all of them collectively were put through this period of isolation, ostracization, and boycott, and how they basically were now dealing with coming back into society and re acclimating to normal life. And we talked about some of the

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incidents or some of the experiences of that, of that period of time. One of the very interesting things that happened now, in fact, in the previous session, we talked about how there was this

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sympathy that was created amongst many of the non believing segments of the American community because of what they had gone through. Secondly, we also talked about how there were many people who did not believe did not accept the message of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, but were unable to deny they could not deny the character of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, the character of people like Abu Bakar Sadiq Khan, or the Allahu anhu, and other believers, and how there were some leaders even of the opposition of buresh, who are granting protection, and we're personally defending, you know, people like Abu Bakr radi, Allahu anhu, and other great noble believers of that period. And of

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that time,

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one of the other very interesting

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effects of that little time period in between was that the the Prophet of Allah salallahu alayhi wa sallam did not lose any of his determination, just psychologically, he did not lose any of his determination or his resolve when it came to preaching and teaching the message of Islam.

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Rather, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was just as motivated as ever. And he was, at all times constantly concerned about sharing the message of Islam, sharing the truth with people with a diverse group of people of all different types of backgrounds. So basically, after seven years, or rather, excuse me, after 10 years, the first seven years of newblue of prophethood, three years of more private preaching, then followed by four years of public preaching, followed by three years of boycott and isolation and being ostracized by society and community.

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After 10 years of great hardship, non stop preaching and teaching of the message, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam still had no quit in him. The Prophet salallahu alaihe salam was just as determined as ever. And he was just as strong as he was on the very first day of preaching and teaching a message. And the prophets, a lot of them didn't take a moment's leave, or rest from the mission and the purpose of his life, his his message, and his new Buddha, his prophethood, but the prophets, a lot of them kept going. And there's some very interesting, beautiful stories that demonstrates

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stories that demonstrate how the prophets allottee, Saddam was so determined, and the Prophet somebody who was very resourceful. So the prophets, a lot of him was very determined, very motivated. That is the first the necessary requirements of a diary. That when somebody is set out on the mission and the goal, the objective of sharing the truth of Islam with mankind, with humanity, for the first quality, the first condition is a person must first and foremost this goes without saying, but it needs to be stated for us but for the profits, a lot of time it goes without saying, there needs to be full conviction yaqeen in what I am talking about what I am teaching what I am

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preaching, this is the truth. This is the absolute unequivocal truth.

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And that first element needs to be there. Again, like I said, For Mohammed Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam may have lost peace and blessings be showered upon him. There's no there's this doesn't even have to be stated or said. But for us, we need to understand that. That the prophets Allah

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isms convictions. And if we don't get time in this week, next week, we'll be talking a story that more in detail talks about those convictions of the Prophet sallallahu sallam. So the first thing is you have seen that conviction needs to be there that this is the truth. Number two, a diary, a preacher of the religion must be very motivated and driven,

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must be motivated, must be driven, must be passionate

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about the teaching and the preaching of this message.

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And that's very, very important. And I one thing, I will say that different people have different personalities, we'll talk a little bit more about tact, how to go about and preaching the message. That's the next point I'm going to make. So there will be some context to motivation, and passion. But I will say one thing, at the same time that a lot of times, I'll use myself as an example, if I am not as motivated, or as driven, about Dawa about, you know, Islam about teaching and preaching, as maybe my brother or my sister may be, then a lot of times what we end up doing is just because I'm maybe not as motivated as they are, instead of being inspired by them, looking up to them,

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trying to learn a lesson from them, trying to draw in from their passion and their motivation, and become inspired. what we ended up doing is a lot of times, we become very negative, we find faults, we criticize, we roll our eyes, we call them annoying, and you know, just just don't know when to stop we, we have these type of negative reactions, negative comments, we make derogatory statements about people because maybe we don't have that same level of motivation and drive. That's nothing wrong with the person. That just means I have, I have somebody that I should be inspired by. I have somebody that is more driven, more motivated than I am. And I should be inspired by that. That's how

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the Sahaba the Allahu taala and whom were that when they looked at a man like Abu Bakr, Siddiq, or their loved one I knew somebody who accepted Islam and by the by the evening by that same night he had brought for people to accept Islam. On the following day, he bought three more people to accept Islam in the first day and a half that he was Muslim. Seven people accepted Islam.

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So when the Sahaba looked at a man like Abu Bakar, they didn't think he was obnoxious. In fact, Abu Bakar the Allahu terlalu was that one individual? Of course it was great love and compassion and brotherhood amongst the Sahaba the Allahu Allah, but Abu Bakr radi Allahu Allah was just that one person that was just beloved by everyone. He was loved by everyone everyone loved who do laguan seeing him brought a smile to people's faces. The prophets a lot of Islam says about our mighty be Almighty

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that the Most Merciful of my own mind towards my oma is Abu Bakr

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or Hama T. Bo Mati. The Most Merciful person from my oma towards the other members of this ummah, is none other than Abu Bakr, radi Allahu Allah, may Allah be pleased with him. So the first thing is that we talked about conviction. The second point is being motivated being driven and being passionate as very, very important and the prophets a lot he suddenly embodied that quality. Howdy Suna Aleikum,

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Hari Suna alikum. A lot describes the prophets a lot of isms, motivation, and drive and passion for sharing the truth with humanity. By using the word word of his heroes in the Arabic language is a very specific word. And more often than not, in its literal linguistic usage, it is used for it's to desire something to chase after something to want to, and to work towards achieving and acquiring something. And primarily, this word is used for material things. This word is used for material things, things of material value, like hidden sort,

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to see, to be driven to be motivated and to seek out to acquire money.

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But that same word Allah subhanaw taala uses it figuratively your meaning, just like we are motivated for money,

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for influence for power, fame, notoriety, just like we seek these things we chase after the things, we try to acquire these things, the profits, a lot of them was even more driven and motivated

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for the well being of humanity. How do you sort of alikum Allah says he was worried about you all.

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He was fully invested into your well being, how do you soon Aleykum. And so the prophets, a lot of him was very driven and very motivated, very passionate. That's the second quality of a diary that we learned from the profits of luxury room studying is example, the third example that's presented here and what we're going to study the stories that we're going to talk about today.

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That the Prophet of Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah, Allahu alayhi wa sallam was extremely, extremely tactful.

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When things are appropriate, what is appropriate how it's appropriate.

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He was very, very tactful in his approach of sharing the message of Islam with people. And that's a, that's a third thing that I was alluding to earlier.

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That it is possible that somebody might start to seem a little abrasive in their method of preaching and teaching.

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But possibly part of the reason behind that, and that person needs to be able to reflect that, you know, if people, there's one thing for people to not agree or accept your message that's in the hands of alone. But if people are finding you abrasive

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in the way that you approach people, talk to people, preach people teach people,

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then maybe you need to go and revisit the example of the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam, and be able to learn some tact,

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some some strategy, appropriateness from the prophets of Allah Islam. Who are you talking to? The in person to the scholars of oldie is senior scholars, they would call this Madame shanachie. To know who you're talking to, they were quite nasty to know when and what were your speaking? What is the circuit? What are the circumstances? Where are you right now? What is the time? What is the situation? Who are you talking to,

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and then taking all these factors into consideration, having a very appropriate message for that person at that place, at that time taking consideration with consideration for circumstances and for your own, you know, restrictions and limitations as well, and preaching the message from that particular angle. And so when we understand this, these three primary factors that need to go that need to be considered when giving Dawa when preaching teaching Islam, having full convictions, being very motivated, driven, not not losing hope, not ever giving up, not giving up easily, not giving up at all. And then number three, being very appropriate and tactful, having some sort of strategy to

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how you're going to go about and preaching or teaching Islam.

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Now let's go ahead and take a look at this one story that is placed, the timeline of destroying the placement of time of destroy is at this post boycott era, the post post boycott period. So this is probably around the 10th year of prophethood, of

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the 10th year of the prophets a lot in preaching and teaching the message of Islam, the prophets, a lot of these humans about 50 years old at this time, he's 50 years old. And so this is where the story is placed. There was a very famous, very famous man

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who was from Burma abdomen, F. So that means he was a distant relative, if you will, he was a tribesmen of the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam, he belonged to the same tribe as Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, and his name was mukana. Now the thing about rucola was that he was very well known as being a shadow Quraysh he was known as the strongest man in his body, you know, they have the strong World's Strongest Man competition, because they're, they're not even human beings. They don't even look like human beings. They usually like six, eight, and about as wide as this table, and they like lift cars in the competition, they actually lift cars. So like Strongest

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Man competitions. So this was the strongest man of college. This was the strongest man of flourish. And he was a bit of a celebrity in Mecca. Because of these, when they would have these fairs and carnivals, and, you know, the season of Hajj, and they would have the bizarre of, they would have the, I forget the name of the exact place, but they would have these bazaars right outside of Mecca, where, you know, they would they would set up these annual bazaars expos that's a good word for it in English, he would have like these annual expos. And people would bring goods and there would be poets, you know, demonstrating their their latest, greatest poetry that they had written, and this

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whole scene would be created.

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ricotta would basically show up there, and ricotta would do some display of strength at that time. You know, you would lift some things and wrestle, you know, five people at once, and he would do all of these things. And it was a big show. So he was a bit of a celebrity

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back in those days of Mecca. So it said that the Prophet of Allah Salallahu alaihe salam kind of ran into him, he saw him

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in one of the, you know, on one of the outskirts, the outer lying areas of Mecca. So this is where a lot of times

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bazaars would be set up. So the prophets a lot he said must have gone on there on some errand, and he ran into kinda, and the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said to him, little kinda must have seen the prophets allowed him in the process and saw him see him but yet not not acknowledge his presence. So the prophets a lot of them said Yato kinda allowed the tequila. We'll talk about murder. Okay.

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He said Yarrow Khanna, don't you have any consciousness of God and that you would accept what I invite you to?

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He says in Nilo Alamo and the lady Taku. Huck letaba. socata said, Yeah, Muhammad. If I know that what you're saying is the truth. Why wouldn't I follow you? Why wouldn't I follow you? So, one of the narrations and even Cathedral mala, which Allah kind of reconciles some of these different narrations, some of the narrations that he mentions here, mentioned that actually, it was Roxanna who challenged the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but even Kathy Rahim, Allah tala says that the narration that he feels is more authentic and appropriate, based on the circumstances is that the actually the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam is the one who actually presents the the

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presents the challenge of wrestling. So the prophets, Allah says,

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In Surah tuca, he says, What do you think about if I'm able to beat you in wrestling?

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If I'm able to pin you down? What do you think about that? And so again, we see the strategy and the tactics, but also less allottee that I'm, that the prophet SAW loves him is talking to somebody very physically gifted. He's a wrestler, that's what he's known for. That's what he does. That's how he makes his living. That's, that's it, that's his world. And so when he promises him doesn't back away from giving him Dawa. But when he says, hey, how do I know what you're talking about is the truth. The prophets, a lot of these him doesn't say Alhamdulillah Muhammad who wanna say I know who wanna stop Pharaoh who want me to be here, even though there's nothing wrong with that.

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There's nothing wrong with that. But the prophet of Allah salatu salam doesn't start just giving him a lecture, but rather the prophets a lot of them says what if we wrestle? What if you engage in physical activity? What do you think about that?

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So obviously mukana that being pretty much what he does,

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that pretty much mean what he does and also what he enjoys and also he's very confident because this is like challenging, you know, I'm not gonna use dislike challenging Dirk Nowitzki on to one on one we have to use Dirk Nowitzki as an example this is Dallas. Okay, so this is like challenging Dirk Nowitzki to one on one. Like, I'll play you basketball. So of course he's gonna be like, Alright, sure. Short buck study, man. Right? He'll be quite happy. So he's like, Alright, let's go Bismillah so similarly to kind of like Alright, this is that's pretty much what I do is probably want it even says, He says for Khun Hata Osaka, he says, No, she says for ATIA in Surat yoga at Alamo. Anima aku

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Ha. He says what if I beat you in wrestling den? Will you understand that what I'm saying is the truth. So reconnaissance.

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He says now, he says yes, I'm ready to go. Absolutely. If you beat me, I will acknowledge that what you're saying is the truth. So the prophets Allah tells him boom, sorry, aka. The Prophet system says Ivan, let's go stand up. I'm talking about wrestling. Why are you still talking to me? Are we talking about wrestling? Let's wrestle.

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And so the narration goes on to say that for Americana Iraqi fissara, who is very interested in this detailed narration, this is the this is the benefit. This is a very classic story. This is a story. Maybe we heard when we were children. When we get to sit down and read the story, this scenario by a man is hot, you get to see the nuances of the story. So for Palmetto Cana la he fissara who Sarukhan has stood up, gotten in stands and basically tried to start to wrestle the prophets a lot he sent him for llama baka shabiha Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Allah Java yummly Kumi Nevsky Shea and

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the narration says that the prophets Allah vsam grabbed him slammed him so just try to get the mental image of me dunking over Dirk Nowitzki. It's, it's it's preposterous, right the prophets a lot of them picks up this mountain of a man and slams him out of the jar who slams him on his back. So I don't know how many of you all have seen you know WWF in WWE right if you have May Allah forgive yourself for the law but if if those those men are not covering they're out Alright, so but if you're ever watched like wrestling like this is talking about picking up somebody and of Jah who when you slam them on their back

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You pick somebody up and you slam them so that the person is flat on their back. So the Prophet of Allah salon ism does this tucana Lion luminosity and unnaturally if you get slammed on your back, the wind gets knocked out of you, you're a little dazed. And so for a couple of seconds, you're just you're kind of days you can't get back up. And then on top of that, you got to understand guru Khanna has never even says in the narration with will read it. He says to the process of you know, I've never forget about being slammed, I've never been beaten. And so being body slammed is something that is an alien experience to me. Like it's a first time experience. I didn't even know

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what this felt like. So he's so dazed, that like I'm lucky enough to shake and that he's not even able to get back up. He's just kind of like out of it. And the process, I'm just kind of like pinning him down. He's just sitting on top of him. He's got him pinned down. And so after a couple of seconds, we're gonna kind of realizes what happened. He says, oh, Dr. Mohammed, he goes, let's go again. Meaning like, Hey, you kind of caught me off guard the first time. Yeah, I didn't realize you know, you were you were hustling me. You were hustling me? I didn't realize that. So why don't we go again? For other fissara fissara who, so they wrestled again in the process and picked him up and

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slammed him and pinned him down again. For polygon Mohammed. He says to the prophets, a lot of them yeah, Muhammad, Wa La he were lucky in the huddle and our job is on the ground pinned down. And he says we're logging. This is the most bizarre thing that has ever happened to me in my entire life. atoss Ronnie, he says you are you keep beating me.

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You keep beating me. And he says, Allah wa Jabu Metallica and Cheetah and Riga, who and Yahoo. In its attention. Ah, what about Emory? He says what is even more bizarre than that? What is even more amazing than that? is if I show you something.

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And I will show you something even more amazing than that. If you will be conscious of a law and you will follow what I'm telling you to follow. Like you will believe in God you will fear God and you will listen to what I have to tell you share with you. I will show you something even more amazing than me slamming you twice.

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So at this point, he's really got no out so he says ma Hua What is that? So the Prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Mohammed Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says to him at this time.

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He says other Oh laka ha de Sha, Allah te Tara, for that teaming.

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He says, you see that tree over there? at a distance. I will call that tree to me. And that tree will walk towards me will move towards me.

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I can show you that.

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And he says Oh Ha, he goes do it.

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For the AHA. And the profits a lot is some called the tree.

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That as the Messenger of Allah by the command of Alaska to come to me, for us to buy that Hata waka has been a Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam

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and that tree moved from its spot in Cayman stood right in front of the profits allottee Center.

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There are multiple stories of this.

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The Prophet of Allah salons him when he visited Mecca back at the time of federal Mecca.

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It's mentioned in the narration that the Prophet cillessen was with some of the Sahaba and he walked by kind of like a big rock of Boulder that had kind of always just been there. You know, by the side of the road. It's MCI it's a mountainous region. So there's this big boulder that I've just always been there. And the profits a lot of smog by any kind of stopped and looked over at the rock and he told us to hover over the logo. I know that I remember the days even before the Buddha the days before head off the days before

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that when I used to walk by this rock he used to say Salaam to me.

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And I used to keep walking because I didn't know what to make of them.

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So I would keep walking.

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So this is a reality that the whole creation of a law recognizes the law tells us in the Quran, women say in law, you said beforehand he will

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be heaven. Allah says that each and every single thing and law uses the word shape was shaylen mckuen when he hated moku

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that that didn't occur when you leave the window open that the word Shay is for intelligent, sentient beings and for inanimate objects. The word shade is for anything and everything. Allah says that every single thing in the creation of God praises and speak glorifies and praises a las panatela their Lord in their master but Allah says you are unable to comprehend

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And, and understand that's why Allah doesn't say you don't hear, because we do hear some of the praises of the creation of Allah. And that's why the scholars mentioned that many things, from the sounds that animals make, to some of the sounds that even things that are, might seem like inanimate objects to us.

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Like the beauty and the magnificent of Allah's creation, the thunder, the sound of water, the sound of streams and rain and trees blowing in the wind,

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that we don't comprehend the fact that they are praising and glorifying Allah subhanaw taala. So there's nothing limiting or restricting or taking away from the fact that that same creation of a law also recognize the Messenger of Allah Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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and attested to His Prophet and the fact that he is a messenger of God. So this tree comes and stands before the profits a lot a sell them and then the profit sell some says energy Eli mechanic.

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Then the profits are some said now you return back to your place for rajyotsava mechanic.

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And then the tree returned back to its place.

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The tree returned back to its place.

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What happened after this?

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Even Kathy Rama Allahu taala presents us two stories.

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He presents two stories to us.

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Two narrations excuse me two narrations. One of the narrations, mentions that rucola sees this doesn't say anything and he goes to his people, his tribe, his family. And he says yeah, bunny abdomen if Sasha drew besar, he would come out that everything existing on the face of the earth has now been enchanted by the magic of this man. For a lot of us have. I mean, I've never seen a greater magician than him. So my zero Allah de Santa Then he told everybody about what he saw and what the prophet sallallahu Sallam did. That is one narration. Even cathedra mo Allahu taala, however, says that he mama Timothy imama, Timothy, the great scholar of Hadith, actually says about this

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particular narration that ends in this fashion with Rachana, the wrestler, not believing not accepting the man and in fact going back to his people and saying that he's a magician, and his magic is more powerful than anything I've ever seen. Even

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imama Timothy Remo law says that this narration does not authenticate fully. It is this this is not an authentic narration. But there are multiple objections that Imam telling me the Rahim Allah, which Allah has in this particular narration. So rather, instead of that even cathedra como la brings another narration, which is authenticated through multiple sources, and he says that this is the actual more authentic and appropriate ending of this particular story, that they actually wrestled three times the prophets allottee some body slammed him three times, at the end of three times. Then, in the narration actually even mentions that Okada. The prophets, a lot of them did not

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engage in the bed, but who kind of kept saying, when the prophets a lot of him first told him that if I beat you, then you'll listen to what I have to say. And ricotta said, Yeah, and on top of that, I'll give you 100 cheap, like, I'll give you 100 goats and the process of sums that are need your goats, I don't need your money. But he said, Now I'll give you 100 goes like saying, like, let's let's play one on one to 10 and I'll spot you nine points. So to kinda was very cocky, he was very arrogant. And what happens is the second time when the process of challenges him again,

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then Rihanna says, Yeah, I'll listen to you if you beat me and 100 more goats. And the third time he says 100 more goats. So basically, he owed the profits, a lot of them had that type of gambling been permissible, you would have owed the profits a lot, even 300 goats. But Muhammad Rasul Allah ceylonese. me even though the IRS about the prohibition of gambling did not come down, yet this was still a very unethical, immoral practice that was understood by the noble people of that time to be unethical and immoral. To the extent that it says Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam Mohammed, Abdullah, Abu Bakar, acidic, and Othman. I'm not a fan of drama, and being out of people of this

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caliber and this character, were known they had a reputation that these people had not ever drank alcohol, they had never committed fornication or adultery. And these people had never gambled. They did not gamble. So it was still understood to be an immoral practice and noble people, people of dignity and honor did not gamble. So the profits, a lot of them told him no, no, no, I will not accept whatever bet that you put on the fight. All I want you to do is listen to the message I have to say. And then that story transpired where the profits allottee sum total, because little gamma is beside himself. He's baffled. He's like, I don't understand what's going on. This is the most

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unbelievable thing that's ever occurred in my life, that you beat me not once but three times.

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don't understand. And the prophets a lot of him said, let me show you something more amazing than double kinda. And then he called the tree and the tree came and he returned and told the tree to return back to its place and the tree by the command and the will of Allah return back to its place. And then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told him about Islam, and at the end of that will kinda, he says that the Prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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He says, Yeah, Muhammad marwari are the hidden Cadillac, nobody has ever touched, put my back to the ground. Nobody has ever put my back to the ground. Why am I doing in a minute.

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And he says, to be very honest with you, when I first walked across you in the marketplace, when you stopped me and started to talk to me. You saw me kind of, you know, give you the cold shoulder. You saw me give you the cold shoulder. Like I said, we kind of really didn't acknowledge the presence of the prophets allows him. Why because he says, Why am I hiding? In a mink? He says because there's nobody on the face of this earth that I hate more than I hate you.

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I dislike you.

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I don't like what you talk about. I don't like what you stand for. I don't like what I hear about you. I don't like you know, these people that keep company with you. I just don't like you.

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But he says, what I've seen what I've experienced today leads me to the undeniable fact and truth of what I do. And I shadow Allah, Allah illallah wa Rasulullah.

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But right now standing right here. That's all pass. That's all history. I bear witness I give testimony to the fact that there's absolutely nothing, no one worthy of worship except for Allah, and that you are the Messenger of God.

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For karma Rasulullah sallallahu, Samora De La Jolla, la Han among the prophets, a lot of them said, Alright, well kinda, congratulations, mobarak. Now go about your way before I bodyslam you again,

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Nana get going. And then he said now and you keep your goats. You keep your goats, I don't want these things. This is not why I came to talk to you.

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And so we see the tact of the prophets a lot. And to be very, very honest with you, to be very honest, I have like a collection of narrations about this particular incident from multiple different sources of deceit all in front of me. And not a single narration actually mentions, because there's a lot of detail on the narrations and mentions how the profits, a lot of them slammed him how many times he slammed him, the whole conversation between them, not only not even in one of the narrations that it actually mentioned that the profits, a lot of them, like really sat down and gave him a lecture about Islam. But he understood people, and he dealt with people as

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people. He realized that they're human beings, they have personalities.

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And he approached each person as appropriate to that person and their personality. That was Mohammed rossella ceylonese to them.

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That there are some things that are consistent in Dawa, we talk about the oneness of God, we use the Quran as much as we can we have to have good character. But at the same time, we have to also understand that Dawa isn't this one size fits all type of deal.

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But if we are meant to be effective, if we want to be effective diaries do. We want to be effective in preaching and teaching the message of Islam? We have to first and foremost live amongst people. We have to ourselves,

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interact with people, understand people, and then approach people through the best means possible. And we see the prophets a lot of them here, who can give a better lecture than Mohammed Ursula Salas most lecture Would you rather hear that Mohammed Ursula ceylonese. The people who are the Sahaba, the, the actual believers, the Sahaba to get on with it, a lot of one on one talk about a day. Even though this is Medina, and this is Rhonda Medina and era, the medieval period where then they had this, they had enough training and ability and development of Eman to where they were ready for learning at that level, but take into consideration the

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new sets of promises and started talking after fudger. And he spoke all the way till

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we didn't not a single person moved from their place.

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And then we prayed the Lord and he talked from door to Lhasa, not a single person moved. Then he talked from Oxford to Margaritaville, not a single person moved. He spoke from negative to Asia and not a single person could just pull themselves selves away from that gathering.

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Until finally after he said everybody go, I mean so who could speak better than profits lobbies.

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But even then the Profit System understands, okay, who is this person? Where's this person coming from? What's the personality of this person how to best approach this person. He's motivated, he has full conviction. Think about the type of convictions you need to take on the most strongest, most, the strongest, most powerful man amongst your people. You got to really believe he's

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motivated, he doesn't back down from it. Oh, he looks like he doesn't want to talk to me

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isn't driven and motivated.

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But he's very tactful. Yes, strategy appropriateness.

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And that's the Tao of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.

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I remember one time with one of my teachers, who's most are very, very well known for teaching and preaching throughout, you know, Pakistan and even other parts of the world. He and he's traveled quite far and wide. Maulana Tariq Jamil May Allah bless him and preserve him. I remember being with him traveling with him. And we went to go visit

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an individual this was a man, he seemed to be kind of a wealthy man, he owned like a lot of property and land. And he had these. So we went and we sat down there. And it was really difficult to kind of gain an audience with this particular individual is very powerful. He was very politically involved. And, you know, so it was kind of hard to get too hard to get access to. And finally, we were able to kind of get some access to him. And he was actually staying at that time, kind of on his ranch, if you will, on his farm, his plantation. So we went to go visit him over there.

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And they asked us to have a seat. And typically like it was known it was expected, like he'll give you 10 minutes tops, he comes out, you basically say what you want. And then he's busy. He's got to go.

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So he comes out, we say Salaam Salaam, you know, he really does. He doesn't this is the shape I'm talking about is is a huge scholar.

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He's a remarkable scholar. He's very well known. But it doesn't really register with him that he's anybody or somebody or whatever. He just kind of comes out when it comes on him. Yes. How can I help you.

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And while we were sitting there waiting, you know, he was just kind of looking around looking around the ranch is kind of scoping out the territory. And when he comes in, sits down, then he kind of says, Hey, I noticed your stables over there. So you got horses? And he goes, Yeah, I got horses.

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And he starts to kind of talk to him. So what kind of horses you got? And he's like, you know, figures like, I don't know if this guy really knows what he's talking about. So he kind of tells them a little bit, I got these kind of horses expecting this is gonna, you know, especially seems kind of like somebody who looks a little more motivated. And he's just, like, why is it? What's this guy gonna know about? It's like, it's like talking to, it's like talking about it's like talking to me about cars. But little Do you know that I drive a Camaro, right? So it's like, it's like, trying to talk to me about cars, somebody's gonna be like, Oh, really? Okay, I'm gonna talk to the chef

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about cars, like, yeah, this is gonna be fun. So he kind of mentions a little something about his horses. And the chef starts like, talking to him about all these different types of lineages of horses and types of horses and what region they're from, and what breed they are and how big their build is versus how fast their speed is. And he starts like going into it like, scientifically.

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You don't I mean, this is Irving, like, when you guys talk about computers and technology, you know, the conversation, like, it sounds like a foreign language, I don't even understand what you're talking about. So it's kind of like that conversation. I had no idea what they were talking about from Texas. And if anybody shouldn't own horses, it was me. But I didn't even know what they were talking about. And literally, he spoke to him for about, we were there for about two hours.

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We were sitting in that one place for about two hours, about 30 minutes into the conversation, he calls one of the well you know, one of the workers. And he calls him and the maid or someone and he says I bring some tea, and they bring some tea. And after another 30 minutes, he says I'll bring some juice and they bring some juice. And at the end of the two hour conversation, he's like, come on in, have lunch with me. You guys probably haven't eaten anything. You've been here for two hours, come have lunch with me, he actually invited us into his house. And then we were able to actually talk to him. And he actually accommodated, you know, some of the requests that we came to make of

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him. So it was remarkable. So but when I was sitting there for two hours, and I was still young, and at that point, I would understand now what the chef was doing, but I was a young and at that point, you know, a student of knowledge, knowledge, knowledge, you know, so I'm sitting there thinking, this is a share who's an ocean.

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And he's sitting here talking about something like the dunya like horses stuff.

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And I took out my tisby and started doing this too far, you know, talking about the dunya stuff. Right? And I'm just sitting there thinking two hours you talk about horses, like what kind of Dawa is this?

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only to realize that after two hours, this man who was known to be confrontational, he was known to have a dislike for religious people. He hated religious people. That's not an exaggeration of the truth. He invites us into his home, breaks bread with us, introduces us to his children, his family.

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We actually ended up praying inside of his home. The chef led the prayer he prayed beyond the ship. We all made

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And then finally at the end of it, he accommodates our requests and actually came out to one of the chef's programs after that.

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So, this is wisdom. This is Tao Udo realizability. Rebecca been Hekmati, one hour Eva till Hashanah, with wisdom and with a beautiful reminder, a helpful, beautiful reminder for people helpful, wholesome, beneficial for them. Not talking down to them, not yelling at them, not preaching down to them, but lifting them up by means of your beautiful words in your wisdom. And that's what we see with Mohammed Rasulullah sallallahu Sunnah. This is Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, I can't if I kept repeating that it still wouldn't get the point across Mohammed Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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I mean, think about how sacred like his his his his, his his existences.

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How blessed his being is,

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how valuable his time is,

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how beneficial every second of his life is.

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And he spends the afternoon wrestling a man.

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This is what you call wisdom.

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And this is from that period of Dawa. So we see that the prophets, a lot of them after 10 years of preaching, 10 years of preaching, and the society is still pitted against them. The city is still at his throat. He hasn't lost any of his motivation. He's just as inspired as he was on day one, just as driven and motivated and in convinced of the truth of his message.

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And look at the resourcefulness, the wisdom and the beauty of the way that he communicates his message. May Allah subhanaw taala give us all the ability to follow in the footsteps of Rasulullah salatu salam, and May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all that same conviction that motivation and that wisdom in the way that we preach and teach the religion of Allah

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Subhana Allah He will be handy. He's 100 columbium technician

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