Seerah 056 – The Death of Abu Talib
Channel: Abdul Nasir Jangda
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Allah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah
salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
So I apologize for the delay just running a little bit behind today.
Shall I wanted to continue on with our study of the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam zero to Namibia.
In the previous session, we were talking about something,
you know, very difficult, but nevertheless, something very profound from the life of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, and that was the passing of his beloved wife, Khadija radi Allahu taala. And today, we're going to be talking about
another tragedy destruct the Prophet sallallahu Sallam shortly thereafter. So this 11th year of new Buddha 11th, year of prophethood, when the prophets allottee son was 51 years old. This is a year that is called the prison the year of grief and sorrow. And this was a time in the life of the prophets, a lot of that was very difficult for him. And it was a time of great tragedy and great sadness. And especially one of our objectives here in our class has been to humanize the prophets, a lot of them so that we can connect and we can relate and life in the Sierra, the message, the story of the prophets, a lot of them become something that is what it was meant to be a source of
inspiration, a source of motivation, and a source of guidance for us so that we can actually extract and derive practical life lessons for ourselves, to be able to navigate through the world and through the life of this world, all the trials, and the tribulations and everything that comes along with a man that we're able to find our way through all of that in this world.
So we talked about last week, how the beloved wife the wife of 25 years the mother of his children, Khadija radi Allahu taala and have passed away and how the prophets a lot he was so saddened by that incidents and how it was very, extremely difficult for him.
In the books of Sierra, I believe I mentioned this last time, that there is a discussion amongst the historians the scholars of Sierra, whether Khadija Allah The Allahu taala on her passed away first, or did the uncle of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam Abu Talib, did he die first. So there's this discussion. And there are opinion on both sides of this. I, in this particular session, I the way I'm sharing it is by mentioning the passing of Khadija, or the Allahu taala on her first, because in some of the classical books of Sierra that I found many of these stories, even caffeine, Rahman, Allahu taala is one of them. And others as well have chosen to mention these incidents in this
particular order. So therefore, we're sharing it in disorder. But I still want to make it very clear, just in case if you ever pick up a Sierra book and decide to read a Sierra book, you might find these in this order. And part of the reason for that is because the death of these two individuals was so close together. Many of the books of Sierra actually the more classical, authentic, authoritative references of the Sierra actually mentioned that there were about 35 days between the passing of Abu Talib and honey jar, may Allah be pleased with her. So there were about 35 days between the passing of the two and you across the board most of the historians agree.
Khadija radi Allahu taala and he passed away during the month of Ramadan. So she passed away during the month of Ramadan. And Abu Talib either passed away in the month of Rajab, before Ramadan, or he passed away at the end of the month of chawan, after Ramadan, and Khadija the Allahu taala. And he passed away in the right in the beginning of the month of Ramadan, and then either Batali passed away in Raja a month and a half for five weeks before or he passed away at the same time in Chihuahua, which would be about five weeks afterwards. So today, we're going to focus on that. So the second tragedy that the Prophet sallahu was struck with within the span of about 35 days, five
weeks, is that the prophets, a lot of them suffered the loss of his uncle level.
As I mentioned previously, I'm going to reiterate, one of the great tragedies that we have today in the community as an oma is that because of the ease of information and the availability of information, when we talk about these profound incidents, we oftentimes discuss them as you know, random facts listed on a page like reading an encyclopedia, reading Wikipedia, and in the 11th, year of prophethood, the wife of the Prophet
Khadija died are in the 11th year of prophethood, the uncle of the prophets a lot of Abu Talib, he passed away. But in reality we have to understand what that meant for the Prophet sallallahu sallam. So who is Abu Talib? Let's let's try to refresh our memory. That's something we talked about extensively. We've talked about it. We'll talk about length, here in in this in this series on the Sierra, the life of the Prophet sallallahu sallam. And I would even encourage those listening or attending the class to actually go back to the podcast.
On the column website, lm institute.org slash podcast, and you'll find sessions there about the childhood of the prophets allottee some there's one specifically talking about Abu Talib, who I will call it was, when did the Prophet sallallahu Sallam fully go into the care in the custody of Abu Talib and how Abu Talib raised the prophets a lot he sent them. And it really reminds us of what Abu Dhabi meant to the Prophet sallallahu sallam, the prophets, Allah, the son was eight years old.
But he was not just an ordinary year old. This was an eight year old whose father passed away before he was born,
whose mother passed away at the age of six. And he has, he had just witnessed the passing, and survived the passing of his grandfather,
who was a father type figure to the prophets allottee. Some, even as a child, because the father of the prophets Eliza had passed away shortly before his birth. And so I've done looked on him, the grandfather was very attached to the Prophet ceylonese. I'm used to carrying him around all the time, all the time, wherever he went, he would just carry him around everywhere. So this eight year old boy had just lost the closest thing to a father figure that he added. That was his very, you know, respected and very revered and just remarkable man. I've done a lot on it.
And so this is an eight year old child who has lost everyone has no father, no mother, and has lost his grandfather, and has no biological siblings. So you can imagine how fragile the emotional state and condition and circumstances of this eight year old child are, and then stepped in the uncle and uncle who had been there the whole time, and who was also very close. But of the muttalib. On his deathbed, when he gave his last request, made his bequest his dying request to his son aboot on him. One of the primary things that he mentioned was this child, Muhammad, this child, Mohammed, I love him so much. And I'm worried about him, there's nobody else. I need you to take care of him. I need
you to treat him like one of your own. I need you to give him everything that you can give him. Love him, take care of him, Look after him. Worry about him. And I will tell him did precisely and exactly that. And through that experience, they bombed it together. And it will Talia grew increasingly attached to the profits a lot like a child
and the profits a lovely sort of equally grew very attached to a built on him. He wouldn't do anything without asking doubleton if you would look to him for direction for everything.
And we've talked about again, go back and listen to the earlier sessions on the seat or to remind yourself, there's little little things, but you have to pick up on them. When the prophets a lot of them was like 16 years old, and he wanted to start working and contributing, like financially help out the household.
And he wanted to start working. He asked his uncle level tonic for permission.
When the profits allowed him got his first opportunity to do business. He asked Abu Dhabi for permission, where he was a broker, you would just broker deals between buyers and sellers. Then when the profits a lot of them got his first chance to do business, like majorly do business, invest into a business become a partner into a business with his who would eventually become his wife, howdy God, Allahu Allah, Allah, but that required traveling and the prophets a lot of them was in his early 20s. early to mid 20s. He again went to his uncle Abu Talib and asked him Is this okay? Are you okay with this?
When Khadija radi Allahu taala and his friend brought the proposal marriage proposal to the profits a lot. So what do you think about marrying Khadija, your business partner?
Again, the profits a lot even went to his uncle level. Donovan said what do you think?
And when you when you pay attention close to that.
Growing up under someone's supervision state, you're living with someone being raised by someone being carried around by someone fed by someone close by someone that when you go to that person to ask them permission to get your first job, and to start your first business, and you go to that person to sit down and talk about a potential marriage proposal.
That's basically a parent isn't it? That's a parent. That's how you interact with the parents. And so when you put those pieces together, what you realize
Abu Talib was not some random uncle
Abu Talib was the family of the Prophet syllogism. He was his parent, not biologically, but he was the man who raised him. He was a man who cared for him.
And when the Prophet ceylonese him proclaimed his message of prophethood It was a Bhutanese who stood by the side of the prophets a lot Yzerman said, even though I'm not accepting your faith, but I'll defend you. And he was the one who kept encouraging the prophets allowed him every single time the leaders of footage came and said, that's it. We're putting an end to this. We can deal with this no more.
It was double Dhaliwal told the prophets a lot. He said no, you keep doing what you got to do. You keep going strong.
You got to keep pushing forward.
So the narration mentioned that Abu Talib is in his, you know, some narrations mentioned that he was in his late 70s. He's, he's easily 80 years old at this time.
And he's very, very ill, terminally ill.
And the operation sends it realizing that he was on his deathbed. The operations of delegation traveled on him. And they put together basically the who's who of Makkah.
Everybody just kind of swallow their pride gets together and goes to a bolt on it. We're talking about Abu Jahan, Abu sufian, or Jabbar shaybah
and omega, Aleph, all of the key leaders of flourish who also happened to be the head of the opposition to the message of the prophets, he loves him they all prepare a delegation and they go to the prophets of Allah Juan, excuse me, they go to Appleton him.
Now when they approach Him,
they basically say
you're in luck, Amina Hazel
obatala you know your position amongst us, which is basically an expression saying look, you know, we respect all of you. We might be you know, leaders of French, but you are the leader of Polish, you know, your position amongst us.
What are the halaqa, matara, what are how of Niantic and they said that, look, you also understand what your physical condition is. And we'll be very honest with you. We fear the worst for you, meaning you're going to die. That's become very obvious. It's got to be obvious to you and has become obvious to us. You're not going to last a lot longer, you're terminally ill. And that's not exactly very good bedside manner. But they're also addressing this very plainly And clearly, because they're also trying to say we want to address the political situation in Mecca. With no you know, confusion and no ambiguity want to be very clear about what's going on. Well for the alimta, the
bane of our being an economic and you also know very clearly where we stand in regards to the message of your nephew, you know, how things are between us
further or who, so please call him for hudlin. I mean, who were whose Lumina.
So for you negotiate something between two of us while you're still here. We respect you. You understand our position, politically and myka. You love him very much, and he loves you and respects you very much. So you're the neutral party here. You're the one that can talk to both sides. While you're still here amongst us, we need you to negotiate some terms. We haven't been willing to budge in the past. He hasn't been willing to budge in the past. We've come here to compromise and meet in the middle. So what do you say?
So I will tell him and then they go on to say Leah Kufa now when Nina Kufa and who so that will back off from him, he'll back off from us when you die now, what Dena Wali nada who Edina who he will leave us alone in our religion alone that will leave him and his religion alone
for Bahasa Indonesia avatar name for Yahoo. So I will tell him sent a message to the prophets Allah whom I need to speak with you and the prophets. A lot of him of course came running he loved doubleton
fatale, he said, My beloved nephew, how would I Ashraf omekata html? olek he said, these are the dignitaries of your people. And they've gathered because of you, they've gathered for you, Leo Touka. Well, Yahoo do Minka they've gathered so that they can they will give you something and in exchange, you will give them something y'all are gonna meet in the middle.
For color Rasulullah has a lot he said. I'm not the prophets. A lot of some said yes, absolutely. See, this is one thing we have to understand that the prophets a lot of him wasn't a difficult man. The Prophet says have never negotiated the terms of tow hate, never budge and never negotiated. But see, even when the prophets Allison was talking about something, that there was no compromise agreement.
Guards shoot, there's no compromising toe feet. We all agree on that. There is no compromise in Tokyo. There's no compromise in toe hate. But he even then how you even state that is also relevant. There's no compromising, though he but how do you say that? Do you stand up, throw things on the ground and say, No, there's no compromise and delete, and walk out and slam the door behind you. That's one way to say there's no compromise into heat. And one way to say is, absolutely, you've come to speak, I've also come to speak, I want nothing more than to be put or be able to put our beef in our graduate side. But you got to understand, there are some things that I just cannot
You see the difference in the two scenarios. I don't painting to very extreme pictures, but it's to demonstrate the difference between them. And so when we talk about the Sunnah of the prophets, a lot Islam, Islam, and no compromise into hate, yes, but part of Islam and the sin of the prophets a lot of time is also how we go about saying that.
How do we go about and saying that, and so before I even read from this, let me just give you a relevant, you know, just example, so that when I read this to you, it's something that you can relate to just, you know, our modern day experience, something relevant to our circumstances. So when I was the Imam at colleyville, the colleyville Masjid,
there, there's a there's a Presbyterian Church. And there's a synagogue not far from there in Southlake to synagogue in colleyville. There's a Presbyterian Church. So we used to have almost on a monthly basis, just, you know, faith based leaders within the community to talk about civic issues, or, you know, there was even a couple of incidents where the measure was vandalized. So just to kind of get together and meet and talk about these types, we would have lunch every now and every now and then just those faith based leaders. And I remember one particular time, the rabbi made a proposition. His proposition was that one of the things that he had done with other faith based
leaders in the past, was what he called a pulpit swap, where he said, You will come on the Sabbath on a Saturday, and you'll give a sermon or preach to my congregation. And, and, and on the reverse, I would come and preach or give a sermon to your congregation. Now, obviously, everybody sitting here is already thinking.
Right? So we understand that that could be potentially problematic. There we go see diplomacy. So we understand that that can be a little problematic. So again, I could have said, How wrong Absolutely not. Yeah, I do a lot, right. So I could I could get all like, you know, really crank on the on the on the rabbi. But there's a way to handle things I explained to this gentleman, who was very nice and polite. When the Messiah was vandalized. He called he called me he spoke to me. They sent us a letter from their congregation, apologizing, just like We're very sorry that happened, let us know if we can do something. Somebody had been very good. So I ended up explaining to him, I said, Look,
you have to understand a few things. We would absolutely love to work with you, especially community related issues, we should work together, you know, whether it be cleaning up the streets or feeding the homeless, and there's so many different things that need to be done. That would be amazing if we could work together on them. But you have to understand that there are certain elements of our faith that are very, very specific, very important aspects of our faith that are very specific that you wouldn't agree on. I said, for instance, do you believe that Mohammed is a messenger of God? Do you believe that as a principle of faith, you said, No. I said, Well, we do. And that's a part of our
that's a part of discernment. That's a part of our faith. We can don't have a sermon without a shadow of a shadow and not Mohammed Abu rasuluh. We don't have a sermon. Without that
said, there are certain things that just won't.
That just won't sink. And we need to be understanding about that.
And there were no hard feelings. A month later, we were having lunch again.
And so this is exactly what we see from the sun of the prophets, a lot of them here. So the prophets, a lot of them now that I will talk about selling him that they want to compromise. They want to meet in the middle with you assume the law, he's on the language and he will sell him says now I'm just absolutely. Let's talk. He said Kelly Martin, why don't talk to Neha.
The prophets a lot he sent him said one word,
I just, I'm making only one request.
I don't have a list of things. I have one request.
If you can give this to me, if you can meet me in the middle on one term, I
We have one condition one term. If you can meet me in the middle on this one condition, agree to one thing. Some licona be hella Arab. What are the new Lacombe? halacha. He said you will rule over all the Arabs and even the non Arabs will come to you and follow you.
You will rule over all the Arabs and even the non Arabs will come and follow you if you can agree to this one term for Allah Abu Jan. So of course Abuja has the classy guy that he was he was there. Abu Jamal says now I'm what a beaker he says Absolutely.
By your father, like as an oath as an expression. He says yeah, absolutely. I I'm ready. Why should we call him out? And he goes if you're talking about Reuven ruling over all the Arabs and even these non Arab kingdoms and empires coming to our feet, I'll agree to 10 things.
all agree to 10 things remember we've talked about Abuja news, very power hungry.
So he said all agreed to 10 things. The Prophet of Allah salatu salam said Taku, Luna La la la la,
la la la la, you just accept the fact that there is no one worthy of worship except for Allah. That's it. What's up, what's up la Luna mahmudullah Madani and you leave everything else that you worship other than a lie, you push it aside, you cast it aside. That's it, though. He does my one condition.
And I'm sitting here ready to talk. I'm sitting here willing to work with you on everything else. Just this one condition.
The narration says for Safa, boo ba de him.
They clapped their hands. Now that almost sounds for us culturally, that sounds like approval. They're like, right, that's not what it means in this context. So meaning they just they clap their hands together, which was a sign of displeasure. Our equivalent would be like a facepalm.
They all put their face in their poems. They all just express they're just they all kind of like all huffed and puffed. They all threw their hands up.
Because they were like, Here he goes again.
Fallujah, Muhammad a to read antigen alyansa illa Hanwha Hayden,
Muhammad, you want to turn all of our idols in Gods and you want to exchange all of that for one God? in America? You just we don't understand you. We don't get you. We don't understand what your problem is.
And then something interesting happened. These this whole delegation, some of them started saying to others in the who were logging Mahajan be more taken shape and mimma to didn't Fanta the one to Allah Dini Abba eco hayti Akuma La Habana como de novo. So now some of them start to kind of talk to others and they said, Look, this guy's not really here to compromise. He's not gonna agree to what you all want. So just go and you keep doing what you're doing. Let him do what he does. And, you know, we'll figure out we'll see who comes out on top at the at the end of things. And they all started to disperse from there.
They all got up and started to walk away.
And they all leave. Now the Prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is sitting there, and his elderly uncle who is terminally ill is lying there. And butanna looks over to the prophets a lot. He says well, law he Yagna he because I swear to God, beloved nephew, Mara a to Casa alto home. shabaka. He said, I don't think you asked him for a lot. I really don't think you were asking for a lot. You're willing to discuss anything and everything you just asked for one condition. You didn't ask them for a lot for Tamia Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam a fee for Jada. pulu me the Prophet sallallahu when he heard him say that he said, now's the opportunity. So he said beloved
uncle, for under for Kula as the healer Lockerbie has Shiva, Yama, Yama. So this is Uncle if you don't think I was asking them for a lot.
Then you should say La la la la. Come on. He didn't think he was asking them for a lot to say. I got your back. I'll vouch for you on the Day of Judgment. I'll be your witness on the Day of Judgment. I'll say yep, he said it.
To say it once I got you nobody else is here. Just mean you to say it once.
Have a glimpse as to the profits a lovely seller.
You have nothing. He says beloved nephew will likely Lola Maha fetish shoot but a koala bunny. A big main body
He says if I wasn't afraid that these people would they would do to you and your family members after I was gone. What until Luna Parish, Annie inimical to her jezza Amina Mottola, Pooja and I wasn't I didn't think that the Quraysh would assume that I just did it to try to escape death, that he was so desperate when he was dying. He was looking for anything and everything to be able to escape death. I would have definitely said it. La cuchara in LA Lusaka, be he? He said that I will not say it. The only reason why I would be saying it is to just simply please you, but I won't say it.
So, the narration goes on, that the Prophet of Allah Azza wa sallam said, you know, he tried, he tried honestly,
a few days later, not very long, soon thereafter. The prophets a lot SM receives word that a Bhutanese Talib is extremely ill. He's very, very ill. And he's basically breathing his last.
The Prophet of Allah salallahu alayhi wa sallam comes running to be by the side of him as he's breathing is last. But the problem is on the other side, guys like Abu Jahan, in a way have been honnef. And these guys had also found out that I will tell him is very ill and this looks like this looks like it's it. You know, when somebody is very terminally ill, and you're just a phone call away. They'll give you a call come say your goodbyes looks like this is it. So I thought it was just about breathing is last the profits a lot is was rushing there. Abuja alumium in holophane, some of these leaders got the word also. And were able to get there before the prophets, a lot of them
arrive there. The prophets, a lot of them walked in the nation describes that he walked in and went and sat down by the bed of a booth all upside down by his head, held his hand in his hands.
tears in his eyes. Again, see when we when we just say Oh, he's his uncle, we don't understand. This is a man who raised him from the age of eight as a child. This is his family. This is he's his parent. He's his whole family.
He raised him into the man that he is. And even after he was a grown man with children of his own, and a life mission and purpose of his own, this was the man that stood by his side and fended everyone off and kept encouraging him. never left it never left his side. I've always had his back.
And so the profits allowed him comes in sits down and holds up his hand in his hands, t eyes full of tears welling up in his eyes. I will be struggling to breathe, barely able to breathe.
And the Prophet of Allah Pilates and leans in close.
He's an old man, 80 years old. He's dying, he's in the pangs of death. Can't hear too well. Struggling to even to breathe, catching his breath.
And the profits are lovely some leans in. And he says ayami your uncle, por la la la la,
la, la, la la la. Please just say one slide.
Kelly Martin, who had you lucky to be here in the law?
Just one word, one phrase. That's it. I will fight on your behalf in front of a law.
I will argue on your behalf in front of a law.
I will represent you in front of a law.
Please, just once.
A Buddha has seen this
and also worried and in fact, one of the narration says that when Abu Jamal was heading out.
He's got he gets him a job in Hollywood and gets a couple of more people with him. And he says to the Quraysh that look Hamza and
Hamza bin Abdul muttalib and honorable hatami, two very popular influential figures in Makkah have already accepted Islam. More and more people day by day are accepting Islam.
A Bhutanese is would be a loss that we can't afford that we can't suffer.
We can't have him going over to Mohammed side his nephew side at this very emotional time. We got to make sure we don't lose him. So he sees the prophets a lot he sent them sitting by his bedside tears streaming down his face holding his hand saying uncle please please uncle just one say it. Oh fight well how'd you like to be and the law? I mean, imagine how emotional you must have been to said I will fight in front of a law for you. Just please say it once.
And Abuja recognizing the situation and what could what could happen here
Abuja health starts
screaming and speaking very loudly
and the narration says yeah, he's saying yeah
on in a minute. Are you trying to leave the religion of your dad, your father your father's religion? You're gonna leave it now.
And the narration says for lemony azada you can demand he filipiniana you can demand IE they kept saying it. abou Jan Abdullah bin a b omega omega bin Khaled all of these guys GS troublemakers who had gathered there, they kept they all started chiming in, they all started saying it. It's almost like they were heckling, the prophets, allottee Salah, they all started screaming this over and over again. For me. As you can see, they kept saying it over and over again. yada, yada.
Are you gonna leave your father's religion out?
Or you can leave it now. And they keep screaming over and over again.
To the point where I will tell him couldn't even hear what the prophets Allah was saying, When urgent even looks over at the Prophet system and says I can't understand what's going on. I don't understand. I mean, there's an old man, terminally ill and the pangs of death.
And they basically accomplish their mission of just you know, creating chaos.
And finally, a butanna looks over at the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
he says in what some of the narrations mentioned that Abu Talib looks over at the profits a lot. He saw them in the profits. A lot of them says that the last thing I heard him say was Allah Dini Abdulmutallab, Allah miletti Abdulmutallab
upon the religion of Abdulmutallab. And then finally Abu Talib breathed his last
and he passed away.
When the while the profits a lot he was still sitting there's tears still fresh on his face, holding his uncle's hand lifeless hand in his hands.
it looks over at him and he says upon the religion of one of my forefathers, and he breathes his last and he passed away.
The narration describes that the Prophet of Allah salatu salam says at that time,
to the Prophet, the prophet Allah Islam says sitting there still holding the lifeless hand. He says, I'm gonna stop Pharaoh nella Kamala,
as far as I'm concerned Uncle,
I will continue to ask forgiveness on your behalf until I'm forbidden from doing so. I will keep asking for your forgiveness until I am told to stop doing so.
And narration describes that Allah subhanaw taala revealed the eye of the Quran to the prophets a lot he said I'm Makana, Lena Biggie
mcanally, Nabil, it is not appropriate, it is not allowed. It is not permissible for the Prophet when levena Amano and those who believe in the Prophet and the message of the Prophet as Sufi ruling mushrikeen that they seek forgiveness on behalf of those who have died upon ship, who have died without faith in the human
will can only occur by even if they be close relatives, even if they be close relatives.
And narration further describes as some of the Sahaba or the loved one who who knew what was going on. That will tell him his dying and they knew what it meant to the prophets a lot he sort of that they were waiting outside.
And you have to understand the prophets. A lot of them just lost a man who raised him he lost his family.
Really recently, he had just lost his wife and now he loses the man who raised him.
And then on top of that, based off of the narration that we're reading, I will tell him not accepting Islam.
Then the prophets a lot he said when he comes out from there, from the home, the narration the Sahaba they described that the face of the prophets a lot he said you could see how devastated he was from his face.
How sad he was at the loss of mobile toilet.
And narration describes that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was questioning, second guessing himself
that could I have said something else?
Is there anything else I could have said I could have done to convince him otherwise because of the pain that he felt.
And that's when Allah subhanaw taala revealed the ayah of the Quran upon the prophets a lot. He said I'm in Nicoletta demon, Dr. Moses
You can you do not give guidance to the ones who you have loved.
What I can ally dementia rather it is a lawyer who guides whomsoever He wills. We always know this. We know this is associated with the passing of what we'll call him. We think oftentimes it's an ayah. reprimanding the prophets, Allah says, you can give out guidance just because you love somebody. A law gives guidance to whom He wills, no, no, this ayah was a law consoling the prophets allottee. So, this ayah was a law comforting the prophets Allah so that we know you're hurting right now. But don't second guess yourself. Don't beat yourself up about it. Because guidance wasn't in your hands to give out.
You can't give guidance to someone just because you love them. Allah gives guidance to whom you will say this is the decision and the decree of Allah. It's not in your hands. Don't beat yourself up about it. We know you're hurting. But this is not the answer to this.
And so the prophets alleged him, you know, what tells you about how much pain the profits a lot even felt at the passing of embleton. If
there's a story that tells us very clearly about how much pain the profits a lot, some experience and how visible and obvious his pain was to those people who are around him. There's an incident in a story 10 years after this, a decade, 10 years, a decade after Abu Dali passed away
the profits all of a sudden returns back to Mecca. We're going to be talking about this further down into Sita, but this relates to this right now. A decade after Abu Talib passed away 10 years later, the memory of the profits along isms pain at the passing of bubble Dali was so fresh in the minds of the Sahaba that a decade after Abu Talib passed away the prophets a lot of these him comes back to Makkah at the time of the conquest of Mecca Mecca.
And it's it's nearly 10 years after that, because Fatoumata was in the month of Ramadan. So imagine it is 10 years after the passing of Allah.
The Prophet sallallahu Sallam was sitting in the machine, the Hara, sitting near the Kaaba.
Abu Bakar radi Allahu taala and who walks into the Kaaba walks into the huddle. He walks into the masjid the harem.
And in his hand in Abu Bakr radi Allahu taala, on whose hand is the hand of his elderly father, Abu hanifa.
Abu hanifa, who is the father of abubaker
is a very elderly man. The narration describes that he was so old at this time that all of His hair was white, even his eyebrows in his eyelashes were white. That's how old this man was.
And he was blind.
He's blind and he's old. You can imagine how old he is.
Abu Bakr radi Allahu taala, who is holding his father's hand in his hand, and he's walking him in elderly blind men walking very slowly.
And he walks in.
When the Prophet flotsam sees this is his good friend, Abu Bakar.
And it's his father.
The prophets of lumpsum stands up,
It says Holla Holla, Takashi halfhill bait. Why didn't you leave our elder at home? Well, I know it, I would have gone to him. If he needed to come and talk to me. You should have requested the sheriff our elder to stay at home, I would go and visit him.
I'm working on the Allahu taala who says no, no messenger of Allah has come to accept Islam he needed to come to you.
He must come to you.
They sit down to prophets a lot and request them to have a seat very respectfully. They sit down. He asks him you're ready to accept Islam. hoffa says yes. The Prophet of Allah syllogism takes up half his hand in his hands, starts giving him the Shahada to Allah in the law. Well, I shall do and now Mohammed Abu rasuluh
and he's giving him the Shahada. He looks over at Abu Bakr radi Allahu taala no smile on the face of the prophets, a lot of them. What a glorious, beautiful moment.
Elderly father an elderly man this age, his father is accepting Islam a beautiful thing. So he looks over a big ol smile on the face of the province only looks at Abu Bakar radi Allahu anhu in Abu Bakr radi Allahu taala who is sitting there crying.
Seriously crying he's like breaking down and crying.
And the Prophet of Allah syllogism looks at Abu Bakr radi Allahu anhu and he says, tears of joy.
Tears of joy. You're so happy, so overwhelmed witnessing the slum of your father that it breaks you down like this
and Subhanallah you know, if any
One can just surprise us. It's Abu Bakar the loved one.
With his devotion, his dedication, his loyalty, his love.
Abu Bakar, the loved one unresponsive the prophets a lot of the time and he says no messenger of Allah. These are tears of sadness. I cry out of sadness.
And the prophets a lot he sent me shocked. He says, Your father accepts Islam at this age, and you cry and of sadness.
He says, a messenger of Allah, I can't help.
I can't help but think how quickly I would trade places between my father and
I would give up my father's place right now sitting in the heart on his hand in your hands reciting the column of Shahada, I would give up my father's place right now in a second in an instance, if it could be your uncle level dollars instead, with his hand in your hands accepting Islam, because I remember how, how, in how much pain you were, I remember how much pain and agony you experienced at the passing of your uncle. I'd give up anything to have them switch places.
I mean, just think for a second Of course, it's a profound story about the love of Abu Bakar the Allahu anhu for the Prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. But think for a minute that Abu Bakr radi Allahu taala know how severe was the pain of the prophets a lot. He should have been for the love wanting to feel so strongly about the passing of Abu Talib, and be willing to make such a sacrifice for Abu Talib.
Imagine how profound and obvious the pain of the prophets Allison was at the passing of the prophets allottee someone experienced this tragedy, tragedy upon tragedy.
Within a month in about a month, within five to six weeks, the profits a lot of them had buried the two people.
The two people that his entire life revolved around
the two people that were the most important to him in this world. The two people that he loves the most.
The two people that he had leaned on
throughout his entire life. Every second every minute, the men raised him and the woman that he shared a life with
he buried both of these people.
Imagine the pain of the profits a lot. how difficult that moment must have been for
and you know the death of $1 was compounded. The death of a will thought it was compounded
by the aftermath.
The aftermath, what was the aftermath? There are narrations from the prophets a lot he said them which talk about this.
The prophets a lot of mentions, there are a hadith I mentioned this fact
that shortly after the passing of Abu Talib,
the prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
Actually I should mention this you know when we talk about the how difficult that must have been? How much pain the prophets Allah is a must have experienced that the passing of Hadith and Abu Talib together, there are actual narrations in the books of Sierra that tell us in the days immediately after the passing of Ableton Live, both of them. Khadija and Ableton Live
the days immediately after that, the prophet of Allah, Allah lism, didn't leave his home as much.
People saw him a little bit less, he was a little bit more quiet.
He will he didn't come out for a couple of days. When they saw him again, he was coming out very sparingly.
He would only come out once a day or once every couple of days go and take care of things that need to be taken care of. And he would go back home.
He was sad. He was he was struggling.
He had kids
at home he had lost her mother.
And the narration says something very interesting. Again, imagine how profound the pain and the suffering of the profits must have been there Abu lahab Abu lahab remember Abu lahab a villain.
He's somebody who was very opposed to the profits are the most outspoken against the prophets a lot easier.
I would not have saw the prophets a lot a salon, and he heard about how much his nephew was struggling.
That Abu lahab actually goes to the home of the prophets a lot of human he goes What's wrong? What's going on with you?
seem like you're really struggling here.
The profits, a lot of them told them you know, it's just it's a loss. I mean, I'm trying to regroup. Trump pick up the pieces. I got kids who've lost their mother
Trying to put things back together.
And the Buddha was so overwhelmed by what he saw
that he tells the prophets a lot. He said, I'm a Buddha used to protect you keep people away from you, I'll take care of things. I mean, imagine how painful how obvious the pain of the processor must have been How sad that situation must have been for Appu lab, somebody who categorically disagreed with the profit zone. So I'm constantly opposed him said, I'll take care of things.
And he goes to the other leaders of Parisian, he goes, Everybody stay away from my nephew.
Everybody stay away from everybody back off.
And the leaders of grace were taken aback. They basically started whispering and talking amongst themselves.
Now, except this one,
did Abu lahab accept Islam? Because that's going to be really bad for us.
And so finally, the narration mentions that some of the sons and some of the other leaders have qure, some of the sons of Abu lahab, and some of the other leaders of Quraysh actually go to Abu lahab. When they say, hey, you understand what's going on. You're putting your support behind Muhammad. We've heard that other tribes I've heard about this now that basically Quraysh has endorsed Mohammed's religion. And other tribes are getting ready to come here and start endorsing and accepting Mohammed religion. He started playing politics started sensationalizing propaganda.
And Abu lahab after a couple of days had passed, since he had seen the profits a lot. He's in so much pain.
He basically realized and he said, No, I withdraw my support and my protection from Mohammed, y'all can do whatever y'all need to do. We need to stop this. We can't have the spread of this religion.
And so this was the immediate aftermath of the passing of herbal tonic in her deja radi Allahu taala on her upon the Prophet alayhi salam. And so when this ended up happening,
Prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, it mentions in a narration, that he leaves his home, he go outside, he goes outside of his home, he's trying to get back into the routine back into the thing, the swing of things. And the Prophet of Allah Salallahu salam, when he leaves his home, something very interesting happens. That had never happened in the first 11 years of the prophets a lot. He said, I'm preaching and teaching the message of Islam. And that was that as soon as the prophets Allah Islam leaves his home, a young man walks up to the prophets a lot easier than just a Young Thug from the streets. Somebody who normally wouldn't even look twice towards the profits a
lot isn't because that Young Thug would know his place that this is Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam that this is Mohammed Abdullah bin Abdul muttalib. He is the nephew of Abu Talib and he has a protection of Ableton Live, I need to watch myself and be careful about how I interact with him. Because at the end of the day, this is a man who has respect and this is a man West protection.
A Young Thug, a young man like this from the streets of Morocco walks up to the profits, a lot of them
will have the La wahala Rossi here to rob he reaches down and he picks up he reaches down and he scoops up with his hand a handful of dirt. This young man reaches that reaches down to rob well has the Allah Roxy rasulillah gets a lot easier to rock.
He picks up scoops up a handful of dirt and he and he throws it on the head of the profits a lot. So he takes a bunch of dirt and goes like this and throws it on the head of the profits a lot. He says what what are you gonna do? Putting on do your uncle is here to protect you no more. I mean, think about what level of disrespect that is. The prophet SAW someone's a 51 year old man.
But the rhetoric and the propaganda and MCAD become so poisonous. That a young thuds the young thugs, a young teenager, like a boy is treating his elder in this fashion in this way. The narration mentions the prophets a lot of him goes out of his home and somebody walks up to him and just shoves him. Somebody grabs him by his shirt and says what now who's gonna protect you now.
People are shoving him and pushing him. People are throwing rocks at him. Young thugs are walking up grabbing dirt and throwing on his face.
The profits a lot of them gets back home. And he's trying to walk into his house.
And he gets to his doorstep in his entire doorstep
is covered with garbage and trash and even filth, human and animal filth
and the prophets a lot he stands there and looks at this
And the profits allow me some rolls up his sleeves
and he reaches down and has to move all of this with his. With his blessing hands he has to move all this filth aside and throw it to the side of his doorstep so he can walk in, he can walk through.
And he noticed this as he's moving it aside, some people kind of step out from their homes and kind of looking around the corner trying to watch the show.
And the profits a lot he some notices that they're watching, and they're enjoying and they're smirking and laughing and high fiving and behaving so mature.
The profits are lovely, some looks around and he goes a huge part in how they operate.
Because what type of neighborly treatment is this cooperation?
You don't believe in my message you don't like me? You don't agree with me all of that's fine.
Do you remember that? You were the sons and the daughters of Hashem.
You were the caretakers of the huddle. You were the leaders of the Arabs.
At Jordan have a operation. What kind of neighborly treatment is this?
And the prophets a lot is him walks into his home.
And narration describes when he walks into his home.
His hands are covered with filth and garbage.
His shirt is torn a little.
He's got dirt in his hair and on his face.
And his daughter Fatima are the Allahu taala anghami Allah be pleased with her.
She was a small girl at that time. I mean, imagine this little girl, she just lost her mother. She lost what was like a grandfather to herbal tonic.
The only like, you know, the only person she has to take care of her in this world is her father.
And her father walks through the door and he's covered in trash and dirt and you know, dust. And she looks at him.
And she gasps generation says she, she she puts her face to her hand. It puts her hand to her face and she says Father, what happened to you?
What is this? That What? What's this? And the prophets allottee some sits down.
And Fatima radi Allahu taala goes and she grabs a bowl and put some water in it. And she grabs like a little rag, a cloth, a little towel. And she comes in she dips it in there. And she starts wiping his face. She puts his hands in the water and she starts washing his hands.
And while she's doing this, she starts to cry.
She's that why is this happening to us?
What What's going on? Why is this happening to you? Why is it why are they doing this?
And the profits all of a sudden looks at her and he goes yeah, buena Yachty
he says, My dear beloved little girl, my my my beloved little daughter. He says lots of key. He says Don't cry.
He said Allah subhanaw taala will not forsake your father.
This religion of your that your father has come to preach will read far and wide. Allah will protect your father.
And so this was the suffering of the prophets a lot. He said them and this is what he was experiencing and he was going through.
He had lost his beloved wife Khadija, his children had lost her mother. Then he loses his uncle, his his family, the men raised him upon him.
And he's hurting so much. And the terrible people were opposing the profits, a lot of them decided to not ease up but decided to take advantage of the plight of the profits a lot of them and they kept abusing him and in fact intensified their abuse of the profits allottee center so the profits a lot of time is hurting so bad his daughter is crying wiping his face saying why is this happening but the profits a lot he doesn't lose hope. And he tells his daughter and he says Don't cry. Allah will take care of your father Allah will protect us. Allah will spread this Deen you have nothing to worry about.
This was the circumstances of the prophets allottee Center. This is the gear of grief and sorrow. And these this was the tragedy in the suffering of the prophets, a lot of them in the next few sessions will talk about how they difficulty the adversity of the prophets. A lot of them continued to grow and intensify over the next few months, and how that led the profits a lot of them to me taking some very drastic steps, making some very difficult and very serious decisions.
We'll be talking
about that in the coming weeks, it's just about time for salons in Asia. But in the last couple of minutes here, I wanted to just talk about one thing.
Normally, and I want to state this very clearly, with a disclaimer, normally my policy on this issue is that it should not be talked about in a lot of detail, which is optimal, okay.
So normally my my policy in this regard something that was I was taught to by my teachers, I should rather say, I have no policy of nobody to have a policy, my teachers policy. And the policy of our scholars in this regard is normally to not comment a lot about this and not talk about this, number one, because it's not one of the key aspects of our faith or emaan. It's not something that will be asked about in the Grade nor in nor on the Day of Judgment. It's not something that is our responsibility. And secondly, it's something that is a very sensitive issue.
And it's Thirdly, it's an issue that there's a difference of opinion upon by the scholars. So therefore, it's something that's better left alone in common conversation. But part of the objective of this series in this this extensive discussion on the life in the seat of the prophets a lot of the time is to touch on some very particulars and details. So that's why I want to go ahead and just kind of present this issue here at the end. But I want everyone to keep the disclaimer in mind that this is not a topic of conversation amongst us.
That like the issue where we talked about the parents of the profits, a lot of the big question about whether they accepted Islam or they didn't consider them Muslim or the we don't, we don't worry about that. That's not our responsibility. It's not our issue. We don't talk about it.
Similarly, there's also a discussion about doubleton.
There's a narration that some of the scholars of Hadith, because they are scholars of Hadith, that's our job. That's our role. They have expressed that they have serious doubts about the authenticity of the narration. But there is a narration in some books of Sierra, where a bass one of the other uncle's of the prophets, a lot of them a brother of Abu Talib, or the other uncle's of the prophets that said, Mr. Bass says to the prophets a lot he said I'm I saw the lips of Abu Talib moving
around a two year to Heroku chef at a I saw that he was moving his lips.
And I think he said La la la la.
The narration says that the prophets a lot is in response to a boss his uncle by saying them asthma.
Massa, me too, I did not hear him. He clarifies I didn't hear it.
based off of that some scholars and I should say that the scholars who are of the caliber and scholarly academically who discuss these issues who have discussed these issues, the majority of them say that Abu Talib, from what we can tell batalik did not accept Islam. And there are other narrations, which I'm not going to get into explicitly. But there are other narrations where the prophets allottee. Some even explicitly mentions about Abu Talib not accepting Islam before he passed away, and his fate in the life of the Hereafter, what will happen with him in the hereafter. So the majority of the scholars feel that I will tell him, if we do sit down to discuss the issue,
did not accept a song. There is a minority of scholars that say he possibly did accept Islam.
But again, I reiterate that the majority of the scholars, the majority of the books of Sierra the more authentic resources on the ctsa Abu Talib did not accept Islam. However, I'm going to end with the same disclaimer I began with that as far as we're concerned, we don't have to talk about it. Well, language Allah, Allah mobisoft, Allah knows best. It's not our job. It's not our role. We won't be asked about it. And I want to really point out something when we talk about the parents of the prophet SAW some when we talk about Abu Talib, I hope I was able to communicate at some level how much it meant to the Prophet salani. So now, they have to take something into consideration. The
prophet SAW some love these people. These are his parents, his uncle, the man raised him.
How would we, let's just say somebody whose parents didn't accept Islam, they converted, they reverted. They took Shahada, they accepted Islam, and their parents did not accept Islam, and they passed away. Clearly not having accepted Islam. would if you were in that position, would you want somebody sitting there analyzing and discussing and talking about whether your parents were Muslim or not, whether they're in the fire of hell? Or they go to Gemina or not? Can they be free? Would you appreciate someone even talking about it? Even on the deathbed, your parents said to your mom or your dad said to you, I do not believe in a law. I do not accept Islam and then passed away. You
know, for a fact they didn't accept Islam. Would you want somebody coming and discussing or people talking amongst themselves saying Oh, yeah, his dad or his mom didn't accept Islam, therefore, they're doomed to the fire of hell.
Would you want somebody to talk about your family that way never. Therefore being sensitive to the Prophet sallallahu sallam, we don't talk about these issues. We leave it be. We we realize the pain of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, we learn a lesson from it. And we go on and we try to remember and praise and learn and cents on a lot on the profits, a lot of them for how much you sacrifice for ours Allahumma salli ala Muhammad, Allah
May Allah subhanho wa Taala give us all the ability to practice everything that's been said and heard Subhana Allah you will be hungry he Subhana columbium dek net shadow Allah Allah in the into the software governor to blue lake