Channel: 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 Gollum Institute Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah
salam aleikum, wa rahmatullah.
shala. Continuing with our study of the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in Sierra Nevada, we are the prophetic biography
inshallah from next week, because of daylight savings time inshallah, the class will be after Salatin, Russia. So, I believe so on today's show, I think is around some 45 from next week because of daylight savings time, so it'll be after satiation.
So in the previous session, we talked about
the Muslims of Medina, the unsoldered, who came to the season of Hajj, who came to Makkah, basically, and accepted Islam and gave the oath and the pledge of allegiance to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And at the same time entered into an agreement to host not only the Prophet sallallahu sallam, but all the believers that were living in oppression in Mecca, and to host them and basically serve as a base for for where Islam could not only develop but flourish and spread from there as well. And we also talked about last week that Wendy's Muslims of Medina when they went back, then some of the events that transpired and how they made it, they made it publicly
known that there were this many Muslims now in Medina, and the fact that they were opening their doors, their homes, their city to many, many more Muslims coming in arriving there, and that the arrival of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was not too far. You know, what was was in the very near future in sha Allah. What we'll be talking about today is the migration to Medina actually being implemented. So some of the first initial groups of people that begin to migrate from Mecca to Medina will begin by mentioning a generation that is mentioned in the Sahih Bukhari Rahim Allah where I shadow the Allahu taala on how relates at the Prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
said and he was in MK at this time and he turned to the believers in Makkah and he said to dada, dada chicken, I have been shown, where you will migrate to the place where you will go and you will reside UI to sub cotton that an unclean been a lab a team, that I have been shown a place that is very fertile, very fertile, the soil is extremely fertile, and it is a place where there is a lot of growth of date palms, and it is between mountains are mountains that are around that place, and he was basically referring to in Madina, munawwara
in another place in another narration of musala. Shadow the Allahu talana relates that the Prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Imam Bukhari also mentioned this as well that the prophets a lot he seldom says, or a to film and me and me who Hajime Makita Ella are then behind that I was shown in a dream and of course, we've talked about this quite a bit earlier at the time when we discussed the beginning of Revelation, that the dreams of Prophet sallahu wa salatu salam are also a form of divine inspiration and divine revelation. So the Prophet sallahu salaam says that I was shown in a dream that I will migrate from Mecca, I will leave MCI and go to a place where date palms
grow in great abundance for that Oba Whalley Illa, Allah Mama ohada. And he said, initially, I thought that this could be could this could be the place of your mama, or this could be the place of hunter for either el Medina, for either el Medina to yathrib. But in reality, in actuality, it is the city of yathrib, which would became become known as the city of Medina. There's some weaker narrations that I've that are very interesting. They're weak narrations, no doubt, but they're very interesting where there are some narrations that also talk about where the prophets a lot he said him, he initially when he mentioned to the Sahaba, the Allahu taala, that Allah subhanaw taala is
about to provide a place where we will be able to go one minute to be here, and you will be safe in that place, you will no longer have to deal no longer has to deal with this persecution and oppression that many of the Sahaba began to speculate that he was talking about what we call like modern day Bahrain, or some other regions or some some areas in Bilodeau Sham, that the speculation of the Sahaba their mind initially went to places like Bahrain or be allowed to shine
We're like the modern, what is called the Levant, classically parts of modern day Syria or even Philistine that initially their thoughts went there. But in in reality, it came out to be the city of yesterday of the city of Medina. This goes back to reaffirm a previous point that I had made that the place of Medina yesterday was a very small, humble place. It was a very small, humble place. It was a farm town for all intensive purposes. The people who live there were mostly most of them were illiterate. They were not very wealthy, a lot of them lived in even a lot of debt. And their primary means of sustenance was farming, and even in that they had a lot of financial difficulty and
struggles. Not only that, but one of the things that we'll talk about later on in the future coming Sessions is that when the Muslims began to go to Medina as well, many of them began to fall ill. So Medina itself, yes, lib wasn't seen as an ideal place where people could move to, but that's the place that Allah subhanaw taala chose. And again, it goes back to reaffirm that idea that, you know, there sometimes are very, very humble beginnings. But it is the acceptance and the blessing of Allah subhanho wa Taala that grant success. Success is lies within the acceptance from Allah and the blessing from Allah. Medina might have been a very small, humble place with very small, humble
people. But Allah subhanho wa Taala accepted these people and accepted that place, and Allah subhanaw taala bless those people and bless that place. And that's what made it such a remarkable place that as we welcomed her judge back from hajiman, many of them visit, you know, either before or after HUDs day visit the city of Medina, and they bring back fond memories from there, and they're so overwhelmed by the experience that is there for Ford for 1400 years, that has become a central place and location for the oma and it's a dream of people. It's a great blessing for a lot of people to be able to visit that place. So it goes back to reaffirm that idea. Now that this was
this was the place so another narration of Urbanus hop in the books of CCR mentions that when the ayah came down within a Latina yukata Luna be unknown Zulu, were in the LA LA City him la casa de La Nina, oh Collegium in the ad in the radio hopping, Illa, Abu Robin, Allah, that those people that were being fought against those people that were being oppressed, it was established that they were in fact the victims of oppression and violence and aggression, and that a las panatela is fully capable of helping them in aiding them. These were people who were ousted from their homes wrongfully, wrongly ousted from their homes, only based on the simple fact that they said our Lord
and our masters Allah, at this point in time, the prophet of Allah Salallahu alaihe salam commanded the believers commanded the Muslims to leave their homes in Makkah, and began the migration to Medina. So they started leaving in small, small groups, a few individuals, a few families, they started leaving Makkah and they started making their way to Medina. At the same time, the news had reached that small community of Muslims that were living as refugees in Habesha in East Africa, in East Africa and Abyssinia.
The news also reached them that this double hedgerow has been established. A place where you can go and seek sanctuary and live freely and practice your faith and eventually hopefully very soon be in the company again have Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam such a place has been established. So the narrations tell us the books of history tell us that not all of the Muslims left Abbot SR Habesha, but many of them began to leave Habesha and make their way to Al Madina, munawwara many, many people like Arthur Mandeville, a fan of the Allahu taala and who the daughter of the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam, who was his wife and many other people began to leave habashi and make their
way to yathrib al Madina, munawwara the blessing illuminated city of Medina.
And the Prophet of Allah sala de Sena made the announcement in the Law Journal alchemy one, Allah has provided brothers and sisters for you, people that will host you without ONTAP manana Bihar and he's provided a place a home a city where you will be safe. So the narration sellers for Heroku are silent, a fortune.
Right so they started leaving towards Medina in groups after groups after groups, but the Prophet of Allah sallallahu Sallam remained in Mecca, waiting for the command from Allah subhanho wa Taala for himself to migrate and leave MCI and go to Medina, which was something the prophets Allah was greatly looking forward to, to be able to establish a community now, because now was that time now was the situation now was the place where a community needed to be established. So the profits a lot of someone's waiting but he has
Wait for the command from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And not only that, but there's a profound wisdom in this fact as well that the prophets a lot of the sin was overseen. He was supervising the departure of Muslims going from Mecca to Medina. The narrations mentioned that some of the first people who some of the initial folks, people who migrated from MCI and went to Medina, amongst them was Abu Salah, Abu Salah, radi Allahu taala and who was one of the early believers him his wife, ooh, Salah, if the name rings a bell, then this is one of the future as well as moto Herat. This is one of the future Mahajan, many mothers of the believers, wife of the Prophet sallallahu sallam. But
at this point in time, she was married to Abu selama. And of course, the reason why they're called Abu Salah is because they had a son by the name of Solomon. So they as a family unit, they all three of them had migrated initially to Abyssinia to East Africa. And at the announcement of this double digit or Medina being established.
They came back from Habesha from East Africa. And their intention was to come back here to gather their things together their stuff, prepare everything and set out from Mecca to Medina.
So these were some of the initial people who migrated from Mecca to Medina. And it also happens to be one of the most powerful stories and narratives and one of also one of the most touching stories of people, some of the early Muslims who made the sacrifice and went through and endured a lot of hardship and sacrifice to make the move from Mecca to Medina. As I mentioned last time, when we think about the history, we think about migration, we think that's it now it's victory, open season, the roads are open, everybody's traveling out, you know, excited and happy to beat The beat a lot, but everybody's leaving. But that wasn't the case at all. It was life threatening. It was very
difficult. It was a very arduous journey. And not only that, but the people of Makkah themselves did not like this idea that all of a sudden everybody was packing up and leaving, they felt like these people were were winning, that this was like a victory for them. So they didn't like this idea. We even talked about in the last session about how the fridge sat down with the unsought and said Why are you doing this? Do you understand that you're entering into a conflict with us? By doing this by giving refuge and sanctuary to MK to Muhammad Salallahu alaihe salam and to his followers, you are directly entering into a conflict with us. Do you understand that so the Munchkins in like this
idea? So Oh selama radi Allahu taala and her her son sedima relates from her from his mother. That lama ijma Abu Salah Allahu Julian Medina, Rahim Allah liberi you know who that when Abu Salah, got everything together, made the preparations and said alright, let's set out towards Medina. He prepared the ride the animal and loaded all this stuff on top of there and, you know, I sat down onto the camel, and he handed our son to me who sat in my lap who sat in front of me I held on to him and we're gonna pharmacology who do Biba. You know who. Then he started to leave Makkah, holding the rope of the camel walking us out. We had not gotten very far. When benomyl Ilan Omar Salama
belong to the family to tribe of Bunny, mahira bouboulina. She says that balloon Lena showed up and they said had an absolute kavala But not only that, you and your fanaticism, your obsession with Muhammad in this religion. This has taken our daughter away from us. You've you've you've snatched her away from us, you've diluted her. This is you and your fanaticism, your obsession. So they said that, as far as this woman is concerned, she belongs to our family and we will not let you take her.
She belongs to our family, our people and we're not going to let you take her. So they started fighting some of the men gathered together and they started fighting with him and Abu Salim is holding on for dear life onto the rope trying to fight them off. And they were able to push him aside shove him aside. There were many of them. And they snatched the rope of the camel away and they started taking me away and I'm screaming and my son is crying and my husband is on the ground being pinned down, held down by these men and they're taking us away. Try to imagine that scene how tragic that is. She says this was all transpiring, this was going on when before we realize it but
what I've done
but excuse me been what I've done acid but what I've done acid was the family of Abu Salah
bhanwar Abdullah said
Some of their people showed up. Some of their men showed up. And they said, Wait, what's going on over here? And they explained that look, he's trying to take our our family member away and we're not going to tolerate this anymore. So but what Abdullah said, they said that, well, he's a grown man, he can make whatever decision he wants to, we're not gonna force him. But this child is boy, the son Salama, especially because of the children being attributed to the Father. And then on top of that, based on the culture and the Society of that time, this is a boy this is a male. So this is somebody who carries on quote, unquote, the family name, the tribal pride. So they said, Well, this
boy, you know very well our customs and our tradition. He needs to be with us.
He's ours. He represents us. So they said that land they said Lana to true even in the HA
HA min Sahib Bina,
so we're not going to leave our son in our air with her. So she goes on to explain for the Java boo even Ebony Salama Bina whom Hata holla Ojeda one talofa Heba Noir, Abdullah acid, and she said, they started fighting and trying to snatch my son out of my hands out of my arms, and my husband gets back up again trying to fight.
And again, they pin him down, they push him down, and they're able to snatch my son out of my hands, and they grab him and they walk away with him. Boom, Alito, my tribe people they grabbed me and tie me up and walk away with me. And Abu Salah is sitting there beaten, bruised, with just his hands empty trying to figure out what just happened.
And so she says, All of this occurs, what happens honey balloon molinara are in the home, my own people, but no, Molina took me back to where they live, where the tribe lived. And they restrain me, they tied me up and they locked me inside of a place inside of a room. And they kept me as a prisoner.
And my husband after realizing, not knowing what to do anymore, he went ahead to Medina to try to see if he could go there and rally some support and figure something out. She says so foolery obey me. ouabain Ebony ibni, we're being as odd. We were three. And all three of us were in three different places separated from one another, all three of us heartbroken. she of course narrating the story, she says for going to us through jukola data and for attorneys to fill up. After a while they allowed me to kind of leave the restraints and leave the room but they'd keep an eye on me to make sure I wouldn't run away. So every day in the morning I would go and I would sit outside and I
would sit outside there from as I look up key hotel rooms here. She said I would sit outside and I would cry.
And I would cry and cry and cry and I wouldn't stop crying until evening time would come in and they would take me back in senate and ovary Birmingham. She says it was about a year went by like this.
Not even realizing how much time went by because just my morning and night became one. All I did was cry. I didn't know what to do. there didn't seem to be any hope in this situation. I
had Mr. Robbie Rogers looming beneath me I hadn't I hadn't been in mahira she said until one day. One of my cousin's one of the men from the new movie Ryan. He was apparently somebody who held some authority amongst venom movie era. He passed by and he saw my situation. He saw me day after day just spending my days just crying outside crying throughout the night and for Imani, and he felt sorry for me. He felt bad for me. He had mercy on me. For our live animal era. A lot of Regina had the hidden Myskina
Why are you doing this to this poor woman? You've made your point. She's been here for a year. You've ripped her heart out. Just leave her now. Let her be for up to being a how Urbina? zoji have been one of the how you separated her from her child and from her husband. What are you doing here? So the men have been no mahira realizing they came to me and they said unhappy bees. Oh, Jackie and [???]ty. Go and join your husband if you want to.
She says that I went from there to but what Abdullah said, and I told her No, Abdullah said, Look, you've made your point. What's the fruit? What's the benefit of this? All three of us are leading a miserable life. Let us be together again as a family. So but what Abdullah said also realizing the situation, they returned to my son to me after a year.
So she says for the hell to better
From a hot evening for God to goofy hedges Ethan, my courage to read zodb Medina. So she says My husband has no idea what's going on. He's there in Medina still trying to figure out some situation.
So she says, I've retrieved my son, I was able to get a camel. I prepared the camel, put some provisions on there, got on the camel myself again, put my son in my lap in front of me, secured him. And I set out on my way towards Medina. And she says, well, Mom, Mama, Marissa, I don't mean Haleakala. There was nobody else no other human being that was with us. And the reason why that's so profound, again, is that think about the journey from Mecca to Medina. How long of a journey it is today we make a journey in buses,
you know, driving 60 7080 miles per hour, and it still takes us five hours to get there. Imagine what that journey must have been like for a woman and a child by themselves. Riding on a camel through the desert. Think about what's going to happen when nighttime comes and being alone in the wilderness together.
How are they going to fend for themselves? What are they going to do if they get attacked, there's there's there's highway robbers, there's thieves. There's murderers there's all types of things out there. So she says but what we were what were we supposed to do? So she says had that come to be 10 aim. I was at the place of the name which is one of the miat right outside of Mecca. So she says when I reached a place of dinner aim I met earthman bentyl have been a beetle ha who was who belong to the people have been watered down. earthman been tell her mom and tell her is the person that him and his family. They were in charge of the keys to the Kaaba.
They were the family that were in charge of the keys to the Kaaba. They were considered nobility of Mecca. They were noble people of Makkah, they were good people. And so they had been entrusted with the keys to the Kaaba. She says I meet earthman mental however there and by the way, I should add here as a note, he's not a Muslim at this time, he would accept Islam as one mentor who would accept Islam after cerca de BIA.
So he would accept Islam, many years later. You know, seven years later, six years later, he would accept Islam. So he's not even a Muslim at this point. He sees them there. And he says Allah a Magna Carta b omega, where do you think you're going? So she says, I'm going to go join my husband and Medina. He says, Our mama hockey. There's nobody traveling with you. That's bizarre. Nobody's going to be traveling with you. She says no, my Marya illallah wa. Tada. Nobody's with me except for Allah and my son. Of course. That's all we got. We just got a lot.
So he says we're lucky my lucky man Mitrokhin. He says that I can't leave you like this.
She says iDubbbz Tommy Berry.
So he takes the rope of the camel from Tanaka, Marissa Jacobi, Jacobi, and he starts walking and going, pulling the camel along. And she says even before we read the details, she says for luggie masahito rajadamnern, Allah Arabic, Allah, Allah who can come in. She says, Well, I have never come across any man from the Arab. I never came across any man who was more noble than Northland mental ha, even at that time,
before he had even accepted a song. And she talks about Ghana, Isabella Manziel, and our hobby. So we started walking and traveling. It's daytime. He's just pulling the camel along. Okay, so far straightforward. Simple. I mean, my son are sitting on the camel. He's walking ahead with his back towards us holding the rope of the camel and just walking along. Okay, no complications. evening time sets in the sun starts to set and can travel in darkness. The desert. What do you do? You have to stop you have to stay somewhere. So she says when a place came for us to stop. And now Hubby, he made the camel sit down through Mr. O'Hara and then he walked away from the camel.
With his back still towards me.
had that Iran as well too, until I descended down from the Campbell
is that her baridi is that Herbie buriti for Hutton Who? Then he after I got down from the camel and took my son and moved off to the side. Then he came back asked for permission. I need to take the camel to go make sure that it needs it's all good. clean it off. We'll give it whatever it needs. Then he came in he took the camel
from Idaho Fisher and then he tied it to a tree through Montana. Hi
lauscha Ratan Tata Tata, then that same tree that he typed the camel to undecide. He liked down turned over light down under the shade of that tree and that's it, where he was clearly visible next to the camera for either denied or wahoo when the morning time came again and we never heard from him throughout the night, he just stayed there. When morning time came again, he got up, got the camel, untied it, got it ready to go. And then he brought it for a demo who for Halloween, he put everything on there, and he sat the camel down.
And then again from Masako, Ronnie then again he walked away from the camera
with art with his back towards us for color so Cubby, and he said go ahead and please get on the camera.
So she says for either keep to fest away to a library after I got onto the camel and I was all set. And I got my son on there into my lap and everything was good. And then he came back for alpha b futami for cardinia D'Angelo B. And then again, he started walking with the camel
on foot the entire way, and leading the camel head Diane Zilla until again, my time comes and then when nighttime comes she says for me is LDS now with Anika B Hata, aka domani Almudena. Then again nighttime came he went through the same procedure, all the same precautions making sure I was comfortable, I was not threatened until we reached in Medina to munawwara for Lama Navara Illa karate Bonnie hammarby. Now be Koba. Then when he got close to Medina at the place of Cuba, the suburb of Medina, we all know the masjid of Cuba. We also know that that was a place where some of the family members from the grandmother side of the prophets a lot of the time he had family in that
area. He had uncles in that area, and that was the place where the prophets a lot of them stopped first, even on his higit on his way to Medina. So when he reached near the place of Baba, Baba was, by the way, the place where a lot of the initial people when they started making migration from Accra to Medina, they were initially stopping over in Cuba. So when he reaches the place of Cuba, he says, oh, Joe coffee had to heal Korea. He says that your husband should be here in this town and she says what kind of sentiment behind us, Netherlands, New Zealand, excuse me, and Abu Salah was residing here in this town because he was still living here trying to figure out how to reconcile
and fix the situation with the whole family being dispersed, so he hadn't gone and permanently settled in Medina. He was still there in Cuba. fatale Khalid barkatullah and he said enter into the town I'll leave you here at the border of the town enter into the town on the blessing of a lion you should be okay from here. Fullman, sarafa Raja and Isla maka. And this man northmen Benton Howard's from Mecca.
So right there didn't even go inside wait for a thank you thank you very much. Nothing like that didn't wait for any pat on the back or thanks or whatever. From outside of the city of Cuba. He said you should be able to enter infomir lots of your people are here your husband should be here as well. And he turned around and went walked all the way back to Mecca.
went on his way back to Mecca.
for Canada pool, ma Allah and EU Salima used to say even later on, when she would narrate the story when she would tell the story. She would say Ma Ma olivate infill Islamic pasado masaba Ali Abu Salah. She says I don't know any family from the Muslims that went through with the family of Abu Salah went through what our family went through. But she also used to say well Model A to Sahib and to kind of Accra mama North magnetar, but at the same time I never ever met a man I've never seen a man who is more noble than Earth man been told. And the narration goes on to inform us It goes on to tell us as Lama Romano Muto haben Abdullah Al Abdullah, he has Babel who they BIA he accepted Islam
after the soul of who they be after the Treaty of today BIA meaning six years at a minimum six years after this point. almost seven years later, we have Zaha Hadid Manuel edema and and then after accepting Islam later on Holleyman will lead will accept the song as well him in hollyburn will lead me the Hydra and the migration together like this a game recognize game right so Mashallah him and Colleen will lead they make the migration they make the hedra to Medina together while booty la yo yo ma abou a four to one Hadith Waki lab one Mustafa wa
and even though many of some of his brothers and his uncle's had been killed during the Battle of Horford, but he accepted Islam at that time, what Delphi in a hero salicylate is semi common for t word Illa. I'm ami shaybah Walid ebonyi shaybah malfatti halka
And that's when, when the effects of MCI occurred when the conquest of MCC occurred, the profits allottee. Some refer returned to him and his cousins, who were members of that family who were supposed to be the caretakers of the keys of the Kaaba. They were initially taken away from them when the, when the conquest of Makkah occurred, the prophets a lot of him took those keys and he gave it back to them. And this was when the Prophet of Allah syllogism recited the ayah in the La Jolla, Morocco and to adullam allottee. Allah Allah, Allah subhanaw taala has commanded you to return trust Amana thing that returned to trust back to who it belongs to offer the Amana to whoever
it is that it belongs to. So this was from the ethics of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And we see that, you know, even and this is a very profound lesson in this regard, that a lot of times, you know, especially what we've read about the Sierra up to this point,
it seems like this major conflict, this this very, you know, terrible situation in reality was, but a very, you know, we've read a lot about the tragedy and the conflict and the violence and the oppression and the aggression. But what we have to understand and appreciate is that even at that time, where majority of the inhabitants and the people in Morocco were very opposed to the profits, a lot of them were very opposed to Islam were part of a lot of this oppression, and violence. And many times, even if they weren't the perpetrators of it, they were tolerating it, they approved of it, whether explicitly or implicitly, they were approving of it. But at the same time, even in that
situation, in that circumstance, there were noble people like this, this man was not a Muslim at this time, he was not a Muslim. And in spite of that, not only does there's two things you have to appreciate, first of all, this is a man of character. This is a man of integrity, a man of nobility,
that he would behave in such a noble manner in fashion. You know, first of all, lot of times we talked about chivalry being dead, right? How many? How often would it be that somebody would see you know, a sister with a flat tire on the side of the road and just keep on driving, I gotta do what I got to do, I got somewhere to be.
So just keep on driving by, he could have done that. He could have just seen a woman in childhood and be like, I'm getting out of here before I get pulled into this situation. So first of all, this is a man of consciousness and nobility, that he understands that there might be somebody distressed, there might be somebody who needs some assistance. Number two, he forget about taking advantage. I mean, that's a really, really bad quality. I mean, that's, that's, that's a terrible, terrible sin. And that really shows some really bad character on the behalf of the person that he would rob or will either be like, take advantage of a woman, abuse a woman in this situation.
That being beyond him, he goes to such great lengths
and inconveniences himself so much, and is so cautious and careful to make sure that she never even feels slightly nervous or threatened.
That look, look Hershey describes and defines the way that he behaved, walking away and speaking from far away and tying up the camel far and lying down next to the camel so that he was visible. I mean, think about the character of this person, how much dignity how much honor this person has. And then on top of that, consider the fact that he's a disbeliever, not a Muslim. In fact, many of his family members are very opposed to Islam, as it mentions that his brothers and his uncle's die in the Battle of a herd Why would they buy die independent that means they went to Medina to fight the Muslims to burn Medina to the ground. So his family members, he comes from a family that is a part
of the opposition. And he knows that this woman masala is a Muslim.
But that doesn't interfere with his dignity and his honor and his honesty in this situation, his integrity, a man of integrity.
And on top of that, when he finally does deliver her to her destination, he's not looking for any praise and he thinks and you reward even though that would be completely justified.
Completely at the very least, he could have said I need I need a hot bath. I need some warm food and I need a place to sleep.
I need a soft bed, a hot bath some warm food and a soft bed Just give me that much for a night so I can make my way back. At least provide me a horse or a camel so I can ride my way back to my car. No, no, no, he's not gonna have any of that. I did this because this was the right thing to do. So hon Allah
Because this is the right thing to do.
So he takes her right outside radiancy homes and people and women and children, takes her right there. So she knows she's safe. She takes two steps, and everyone sees her and she sees everybody. He leaves her right there two steps away from everyone's eyes,
and says, You should be good from here.
And just quietly turns around and walks away.
Not even giving her the chance to say thank you,
just walks away, and walks his way, all the way back to Makkah by himself.
The character of this person
without a doubt, you know, and we've talked about this before.
This type of integrity, and quality and character was obviously something that was recognized within him by Allah subhanaw taala. Because Allah made him Allah created in him, Allah put these qualities in him. And this is what was recognized within him. Because of which he was blessed with this with Islam. We obviously understand that. But the other fact that I also want to point out is he doesn't accept Islam for another seven years.
Well, this is also a very profound lesson for us and very, very relevant to our circumstances. today.
We live as a minority
in a non Muslim majority.
And even though our situation isn't, I know that there's Islamophobia and there's some, you know, a slant and a bias in the media, and etc, etc. Our situation isn't anywhere close to Makkah.
isn't anywhere close to him? Okay, if you have any doubts about that, go look outside.
That's the most elaborate construction I've ever seen in my life.
There's, there's a 70 foot crane outside putting up like humongous walls. It's unbelievable. Right? So we're nowhere near the situation of Makkah, look at this. We live freely, we practice freely. You know, we have our families, we're safe and sound and secure Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah. But occasionally, from time to time, we are faced with some adversity and some difficulty.
There's Islamophobia. There's some other incident that occurs, there's a slant in the media, somebody is saying something against Muslims. And it starts to become a very tense situation.
We This is an empty hand and a test from Allah for us.
Not just a fitna that could threaten our lives or our safety or whatever the case may be. It's also a fitna and a test of our own integrity, our emaan our honesty, our sincerity,
that do we become so bitter in response to the ramblings of a few fools, that we begin to paint everyone with the same brush, we dismiss everyone and anyone,
and that we don't recognize any good qualities and anyone at all. We also have to think about that.
You know, I've had, you know, we've all had these types of experiences. This is a personal story that I've shared, you know, a few times, not i'm not sure necessarily if I've shared it here. But a very, very personal story that, you know, I grew up here in the Dallas area, actually in Arlington. And back then there were very few Muslims, like I'm talking about a handful of Muslims like this is unimaginable. Just the congregation we have here. This there weren't as many Muslims in the entire Metroplex, as many Muslims that's pre selected. Here, there weren't that many Muslims in the whole Metroplex.
handful of Muslims, a dozen Muslim families.
At that time, we lived in an apartment complex.
And around that time, my mother was very seriously injured. She had an accident, and our arm was completely shattered. She had to have like multiple surgeries to repair her arm.
I was very young at the time, I was maybe five, six years old at the time, I had a younger sister who was a year old baby.
My father, you know, like a lot of immigrant families was working, you know, two jobs, trying to make sure that you know, we were okay. And we were settled.
And so it was a very difficult situation. There wasn't any family, any support in any community. What do you do in that situation? And my mom had the hole where they put the pins and needles and his whole contraption.
She was in the hospital for a couple of weeks, you know, tons of medication, and it was just a really, really tough spot. Now, what do we do in this situation? We had a neighbor
Elderly, semi somewhat retired non Muslim couple elderly people they had a daughter she was growing up off at college, elderly people Southern, you know, proper Texan, elderly retired folks.
And they live next door to us. We had you know, a few pleasant exchanges Hi, howdy, how are you? What's going on, etc.
So this woman comes over when she kind of saw the first and everything that occurs, everything that happened. She comes over and she said, you know, she comes to visit, make sure everything's okay. I had to to muddied some of the profits a lot, even revisiting a sick person, she comes over checks on us make sure everything's okay. And she sees five, six year old kid in the house, a baby crawling around, and a woman sitting there with her arm inside of this contraption.
And my dad sitting there with his hand head in his hands, trying to figure out what are we going to do in this situation?
And she says at that time, she says, Let me help you guys out. Now again, being immigrants, they're therefore equally freaked out. They're like, well, we are no non Muslim people what's going on? What's not going on? But Beggars can't be choosers, what are you going to do? And she said, No, I understand. You guys have your own culture, your own religion, you have your own situation. So she said, I'll come over here.
I'll come here. And my dad used to have to go to work, you know, five, six in the morning, she would come over every morning.
Make us breakfast.
Is is not we're not even paying this woman does have the goodness of our hearts. She'd make make us breakfast. Make sure I got dressed for school, make sure I had my lunch, pack me a lunch.
Make everything out of her own home. Make sure so that you know because of the halaal concerns. She look after my sister, a baby cleaned the diaper, give the bath to the baby change the clothes, everything. even make sure my mom was okay.
And she kept this up for months.
We develop such a relation she was she was like an art to us.
And eventually being kids. Right you. I mean, you know how kids are they don't understand the difference. And it's an apartment complex. So the doors are like, eight feet apart.
So in the evening time, she'd come to check or whatever. And then when she'd go into her house, sometimes I'd run in after her want to go hang around at her house.
So she said, But wait a second. She came and spoke to my mom. She said you people have certain restrictions. And some things you're particular about my mom said, yeah.
So she told her husband From now on, no more pork comes in this house anymore.
These kids, they come over here sometimes they lie I try to go over there as much as I can. They follow me here sometimes no more, we have to respect them.
She didn't drink but her husband who was old man, you know, you still kind of drive a truck, a semi, you should drink, no beer, whatever. And so she said not in this house. No more old retired man, he threw a fit like this in my house.
And she just looked at him. And when the wife looks at you, just quietly, silently. 30 seconds later he walked out. No more beer in the house.
And we just the generosity, the integrity, the honesty, the quality, unbelievable.
And we ended up knowing this woman for many, many years afterwards.
And Subhanallah when she was on her deathbed kundala My mom was able to have her read the kalama.
But at the same time, the point that I was trying to explain that we learned from this story, a very valuable lesson is that we can't overlook the good into people
can paint everyone with the same brush, we can't make the same mistake that they do.
Otherwise, there's no difference between us and the crazy people amongst them.
Where we just hate, unrestricted, unbiased hate. That's not our deep. Our Deen is one of love, of concern of compassion, mercy, understanding. And that is that compassion is what brought people closer to Islam.
And whenever we come across people that have this type of good and hate and then we appreciate them for the good and the hate that they have in them. And we have the hope that our last panel with Allah will reward their good in their faith with the man with Islam. So a very powerful lesson from the story of Omar Salah, and at the same time not losing sight of what we were originally talking about what we were originally talking about and that is the beginning of migration from Mecca to Medina and the great sacrifices and the great trial and tribulation
that many of those early people went through the narration go on to tell us that there were other early individuals who went
via Abdullah bin jehoash. There were a lot of the, these were some of the early early people that went and all of them basically initially settled in the place of Koba, which was outside of Medina, still trying to figure out what the permanent situation was going to be. And of course, that would only be figured out and, you know, settled, when the Prophet of Allah allottee time would finally arrive. And next session in sha Allah, that's pretty much what I had, you know, studied and researched and prepared for today. So I know we still have some time left, but it's, you know, preparation is important and I don't like to go forward without having done the research properly.
In the next session shala we'll talk about
the Allahu taala who making the migration to hegira from Mecca to Medina, of course, that's another very colorful story. And then we'll talk about some of the other people who made them he made the migration from Mecca to Medina, which eventually led to the Quraysh going on high alert.
They went on high alert, and that's when they started targeting people, people like souhei, but Rumi and others he started targeting them
to prevent them from migrating from Mecca to Medina. And eventually then we'll talk about the migration hegira of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam himself. May Allah subhanaw taala give us all the ability to practice everything that was said and heard Subhana Allah who will be handy so Hannah columbium digna shadow Allah insha Allah into a soccer Karnataka Lake