Seerah 078 – The Two Thieves
Channel: Abdul Nasir Jangda
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
shala. Continuing with our series on the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam a similar to number whaea, the prophetic biography. In the previous sessions we've been talking about the landmark event of Islamic history and the life of the prophets a lot a settlement that was the migration to higit off from Mecca to Medina. And we've talked about this in many different stages and phases. in different parts of the story, as we've done throughout the entire, you know, series on the life of the prophets allottee some here the entire Seattle podcast, we always try to take apart each incident, and no matter how much how many sessions are requires and in detail, try to
break down each aspect of these major events from the life of the Prophet ceylonese sermon de hegira itself is no different is no exception to that.
So when talking about the hands that are the migration of the prophets, a lot of them from Mecca to Medina, we have discussed a few different elements of the of the incident, where we left off last time was talking about the profits, a lot of assuming the Cave of thought, seeking refuge, taking refuge from the people that were chasing after him and then when the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam leaves after three days in the cave of thode with his travel companion, his best friend Abu Bakar, acidic radi Allahu taala. And who may Allah be pleased with him. they depart from the Cave of thought, and we talked about how Soraka bin Malik this one of the individuals from my Castle Rock
I've been Malik comes after the profits a lobby someone is pursuing the profits along the sum for the reward money that is being promised and offered for bringing the profits a lot of some back to Macau or even killing him will either be law
and the miraculous event that takes place where the profits a lot he said I'm in one narration, he says he even makes do I you turn to Allah subhanaw taala and says, Oh Allah handle him take care of him for us.
Along MK Faena, who be mat*a Oh Allah, you handle him however you see fit, and how the legs of his horses of his horse keep singing and sinking into the ground, like his horses getting sucked down into the earth. And then the second that he backs away from there, the horse is able to come back out from the earth again from the ground again. And this keeps happening going on back and forth, back and forth, until he finally gives up and tells the profits a lot some fine, fine, I won't pursue you and that's when the profits a lot. He seldom tells him that's fine. Now don't tell anybody else where we're at and cover for us. And he offers the profits a lot. He sent him some food
or some supplies or something. And the profits a lot he some says la Hagerty, leafy delic. I don't need any of that. Does don't tell anybody that you saw us here in the in fact goes back and anybody that he sees on the way going that direction, he's looking for the profits a lot. He said them, he says Don't worry, I've already covered this route. It's all good. I've already covered this route. And when it gets back to MCC, of course, then he keeps talking about this. Later on when he hears that the prophets allottee sum has reached Medina Baba, then he starts talking about this incident and explaining how unbelievable it was. And he has even a back and forth with Abu JAL because Abu
Jahan doesn't want him informing people of this miraculous and to the end, but nevertheless, we talked about that story and how eventually Soraka bin Malik accepts Islam.
So when they left from the Cave of thought, and I kind of mentioned this before, but the Prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam I talked about this, where Abubakar the Allahu Allahu had arranged to rides to transportation for the profits a lot easier for him and himself. And when he brings the transportation the camels are abroad, he says it a cup beef in a cup feed can be well O'Meara sutala, please, you know, you know, board the animal get on top of the animal Oh messenger of Allah. May my father and mother be sacrificed for you. And the prophets, a lot of them said in Isla Otto kabu buried on Lisa Lee. I will not write an animal that I personally have not purchased. No free
rides here. Nobody gets a free ride. And this is from the ethics of the prophets a lot. He said I'm not to ever ever, in the slightest bit take any advantage of anyone, not even one of his most loyal followers, supporters and friends know the profits. A lot of them just did not set a plan.
precedent where anyone would ever take advantage of anybody else.
religious knowledge, religious leadership, spiritual leadership is not an excuse to take advantage of people.
But the prophet of Allah sallallahu Sallam set the bar very, very high and exemplified ethics morality, that the more knowledgeable somebody is, the more spiritual they are, the more higher in the ranks of leadership that that person is. They are more obligated to display a higher level of character. And so the prophets a lot of them set out a couple bar Ilan. Lisa Lee, I will not write an animal that does not belong to me. So Abu Bakr radi Allahu Allah, Allah says For he alakea Rasul Allah, I'm giving it to your messenger of Allah, it's a gift for you brb until O'Meara's for the law. I would sacrifice anything for you a messenger of God I'm giving you this ride this animal he
said law he said know what I can mathema no levy a data hub he he says rather tell me how much did you purchase this animal for? How much did you purchase his transportation for? Then finally Abubakar the Allahu Allahu Allah Adam, the Prophet sallahu was commanding him. So the other now takes a backseat obedience comes before any, you know,
any form of any type of formality or any type of respect, or formality that we might have. Obedience comes before that obedience comes first. So he says Kesava sola, he tells him a messenger of God, I purchased it for this much in this much color a cut to hobby Delica that's how much I am purchasing it from you for and then he Allah Kairos well then Abu Bakr radi Allahu taala says okay on messenger of Allah, I agree to the sale Can you please now, you know, ride the animal can you please board the transportation so we can get going. But you see the ethics of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and this camel that the prophets a lot of these Mo's writing, I always try to interject. You
know, these types of tidbits because this shows the depth. There's something actually really beautiful here. So, and YTD Rahim Allahu taala, one of the primary scholars of the Sierra.
And he draws us from the tuber Carter fibbin side, who is one of the earliest and most authoritative historians in the history of Islam. He says that the camel of the profits from the sheik mo the NACA that the profits along the same road on this journey of his raw was named a sua
Kala kana Abubakar Easter Akuma beatmania bheatha manomaya dyrham What or why, even though I saccade mentality, sama Anisha mana be here and Arusha radi Allahu taala on her However, even a saccade and this is also in the narration of human body.
And this is mentioned in some other books of the Sierra as well, such as a role model and of lamassu Haley, another scholar, early scholar of the of Sierra, they actually narrate from IE shadow the Allahu taala on her that she said that the camel of the prophets Allah is among the journey of his Allah was named Elijah agenda. So one narration says this was the she camel, aka swap. One narration says this was the camel named Elijah. Now, what do we learn exactly from that? First and foremost, you know, just in terms of the culture and the tradition of that place, that they would give these animals these names. And the profits, a lot of them also maintain that tradition of giving them
Animals Names. And this does something very important. This actually gives the animals some dignity.
It gives the animals some sense, some dignity in the eyes of the owner, and in the eyes of the people. It's a way to dignify an animal. You know, we have a lot of talking a lot of discussion these days about animal rights, and and ethical, you know, humane treatment of animals. And unfortunately, very unfortunately, we see lots of very terrible and atrocious things going on today that a lot of people do with different animals abuse and violence and all these different things, dogfighting and all this nonsense that goes on. This is all completely forbidden and prohibited in Islam. And what we have to remember is 1400 years ago, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam spoke about a
lot of these ethics and this morality, were the the machinic una macadam, shikun, pre islamically, pre Islam, they had a practice where they would sometimes use birds for target practice. They would use a bird and use it for target practice, not like hunting. Hunting is something completely any also a lot of times people ask me, you know, this is this is Texas so people love their guns and love their hunting and all this kind of stuff. So people ask about hunting, and I tell them that
If you hunt for sport,
like just shooting animals for the sake of shooting animals, or putting trophies on the wall, like at us, other than languages, it's not permissible. It's not permissible. All right, but if you hunt, to actually like make use of the animal, like you will take the meat of the animal and you will utilize, eat the meat of the animal and you will make use of the skin of the animal. If that's the intention and the purpose behind it, then it's permissible, and it's only permissible up to need and necessity, not overindulgence. And specifically, like I was saying, pre islamically, they had the practice of targeting birds. And the prophets, a lot of them came and he said, this is forbidden,
haraam legged Jews, it's not permissible at all.
And another thing that the prophets Allah recently established validated as a practice was that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam would name these animals.
And once again, what that does is that grants dignity to the animal. All right, so this is the first thing lesson that we learned from the fact that the difference of narrations whether this camel was a swan, or this camel was as Jagga. But we learned something else very beautiful and powerful. that feeds into why we are having this series on the life of the prophets allowing them to begin with, we learned something from this one of the benefits wonderful is that we take from this the naming What was the name of the camel, does she camel, have the prophets, a lot of him during the journey of Israel? We learn a lesson from this, that that explains to us exactly why the Sierra podcast even
exists to begin with. That the Prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his life, his life, and every single detail in his life is so important.
It's so important in Islam, in the preservation of Islam, in the continuation of Islam, in the education of the oma, it is so important that every single little intricate detail even related, closely related, distantly related to the life of the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam has been preserved so much so that scholars actually made exhaustive efforts, even to ascertain even to pinpoint what was the name of the she camel that the profits a lot of them rode on the journey of higit off from Mecca to Medina.
This is, and what I want everyone here what I want all of us, myself, yourselves, all of us, those listening later, what I want everyone to really think about is the generations that came before us. You know, we talk oftentimes about the golden age of Islam, and we'll talk about these past generations and the salaf and the predecessor, pious predecessors and the great moms and the great scholars of the past. Well, what made them so great? What made them so great, what made them so amazing? What made those communities or societies the oma so unbelievable at that time, it was the dedication that they had. These were dedicated people, and they were so dedicated to their Deen they
were so dedicated to Islam to align this messenger sallallahu alayhi Salaam that they would actually exhaust themselves making efforts to even preserve and learn and teach what the name of the she camel of the profits Allison was. And before anybody tries to say something as superficial and as simple minded and foolish and feeble minded as to saying Well, what's the benefit in that?
matter either? phenolic what's the benefit in knowing the name of the she camel? Brother you we get hidayah guidance? Some o'clock some fear some Arpita something? What's the benefit of knowing the name of the she camel Really? How much useless information do we amass about the most useless things in this world?
How much useless information do we amass we know the names of players on different sports teams? We know how many goals somebody scored or how many points a game these quarter how many touchdowns eight through
this is Dallas, or how many interceptions they've been on lately. Right? It's painful, but it's the truth. Right? We know we know we know names of movies and movie actors we know lyrics to songs. We know random, useless pointless information about politicians of the world. How much do we know? How much do we make an effort to know and to to understand, knowing that about the Messenger of Allah sallallahu lsmw is actually a badge of honor.
To know these details about the life of Rasulullah sallallahu some you know what it is, the more you know about somebody The more you want to know about somebody, it displays and it demonstrates and it proves your love for that person. That's how much love you have for that person.
This is a badge of honor for a believer. This is how much I love my messengers a lot, I cannot hear enough about him. I cannot learn enough about him, I cannot talk enough about him.
This needs to be our engagement with the Quran.
And with the seal of the prophets, a lot Islam that needs to be our approach, we can never know enough or too much, because it's an endless ocean of benefit. And that's why Allah subhanaw taala provided these, these sources for us. So moving along now, they depart from the Cave of foad. They have the incident they're running with Soraka bin Malik, which we talked about the previous session. Now they proceed forward. And there's a couple of very interesting incidents.
A couple of very fascinating experiences that not so much the profits a lot of them had but other people had with the profits, a lot of them. So one other very famous story an incident that occurred on the journey of the hidden on the migration from Mecca to Medina, is known as a hadith of Omar, Ubud. Howdy, Sumi. mabbott. Omar bad was this woman, this elderly woman who was
you know, she was like a Bedouin, like a villager woman who lived out you know, kind of like out in the countryside. She lived out there. And it was her and her husband and some of the narrations also mentioned a couple of sons, a couple of children. And she lived way out there. And they were very simple, poor country folk. They didn't have much, they had a couple of goats. And that was pretty much it. And the husband had gone out with a few more goats that they had to try to find some green patch of land somewhere where he could go and graze some of the goats and some of the sheep that they had. And back at home, she just had a couple of goats. And that was pretty much it.
The Prophet of Allah Allah Allah wa de summonable bucha Sadiq radi Allahu taala are passing through there.
While they're passing through there, they kind of stop nearby. And, you know, she sees them. And they go to her and they inquire some of the narrations mentioned, they kind of went there and inquired, like, Is there any possibility of some hospitality or something, and understand that that's not like begging or asking or imposing? That was the culture of that time that was understood, it was almost like the law of the land. Right? That's why I was explaining to the students as well in the seminary that when we read the story of God,
when we read the story of God, and when Musa alayhis salam, and
you know, they they arrive in that town.
And then when they arrive in that town, and the people of that town don't provide any hospitality for them, why is that such a big deal? And then that's when they see the wall falling and they start repairing the wall. And Musa alayhis salam says, Why didn't you just go ahead and get hired to do this job so they would have paid you? Why is that such a big deal? Why is he correcting him? Because it was considered to be like a law of the land at that time. It was like tribal law. It was an understood law. It was an unwritten rule that everyone abided by that when you have travelers coming through you offer something, you take care of them, they didn't have hotels and restaurants and this
kind of stuff. So you take care of people that are passing through who's understood. Alright, so the Prophet of Allah loves him and Abu Bakr radi Allahu Tanana go to inquire that is there any opportunity any, you know possibility of any hospitality. So she says for pilot will like Mr. Indian, I thought Amon, while Alana Manhattanville, Alana schatten, Ilaha, IL.
She says, Well, I swear to God, we don't have any food. We don't have any type of, you know, provision. We don't even have any animals that I could milk and provide milk for you, except for one goat or sheep that is actually pregnant expecting. And that's pretty much all that we have.
In another nation, she says that, you know, we I have a couple of goats here. But none of them really have any milk or anything like that. And you know, they themselves are really malnourished. Even a couple of goats that I have here are very malnourished. So this is the conversation that they basically have. And so and from here now, there's a couple of different variations. One of the narrations that's very fascinating, and again, you see the quality of this woman, Mama, but she asked he the profits a lot he sent on both, but what about the Allahu talanoa one narration, they go back to where they're kind of camped out staying the night, they go back there, she eventually sends
her one of her sons with a knife and one of the goats
She says take one of the goats. It's it's a weak animal. But what can you do? We don't have anything better to present. Take one of the goats and take this knife, go over there, offer it to them and say they are free to slaughter the animal build a fire for them and they can cook the meat and they can have it.
So after she turns him down, she feels bad. She goes fine, but just give one of the animals it's not much but I don't have anything else. And when the sun comes to the profits a lot he said um, he actually says no, no, no, you keep the knife, bring the goat here. And some of the other narrations right then and there when she tells the prophets a lot exam that I don't really have anything else. We don't have any food or anything to give to you. I just have these malnourished goats or sheep. That's all we got. Then the Prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, Can I see some of the animals? Do you mind if I see some of the animals? She says absolutely go for masa hubba hubba de
we've read about stories like this earlier like when Abdullah bin Mr. Udo radi Allahu taala who became Muslim. So the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says Bismillah makes to our to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Without Allah, He makes the right to Allah says Bismillah and he touches the utter of the animal. And she says it swelled up right in front of my eyes. And the Prophet of Allah salatu salam asked for some type of a bowl or a dish and she had this huge pot. That's all she had. So he says Give it here. And the prophets Luddism starts milking the animal to the point where it says that the pod became completely full. She's like, this is like there's no explanation for how that much milk
would come out of an animal. But he fills up the pot.
And then he says drink it should he be yummy my
mama but he should be. He says oh mama drink. And she again I'm trying to emphasize that she's a woman of character. She says it should
be you drink you deserve it more. You are my guest. You are my guest and you're the one that's brought this, you know blessing to us for the holiday officially but but look at the character of the prophets. A lot of them she didn't say you know, you drink you're more deserving. And he said, Okay, thank you. Right. The prophets a lot of them said no, no, no, you drink insisted, until she finally drank. And he told her drink more and more. Then he said Bring me another one of the goats, or another one the sheep. And then again, he started to millimeter article and started milking the animal until he filled up the pot again. And then he made the the guide that was with them on the
trip, he made him drink. Then again, he calls for another drink to his full, drink more, drink more, drink more. And then he fills up another thing with another animal, another bowl, and then he makes a bucket of the Allahu gelato drink till he's full. And the prophets, a lot of them in one generation. He even says at this time southie you'll only hear him
softer, you will call me.
The prophets. A lot of them said the one who provide something to drink for the people. The server of the people like hardeeville Omi
he says the one who serves the people he drinks last he eats last he eats after his guests are done. I'm taking care of y'all today. Y'all are my guess. So everybody has because of what are the local challenges like no, no, no, it's impossible. I just cannot drink before you and the prophet SAW some Salah This is the rule again. He's like, Man, this obedience thing is like a tough gig. Right. And so again, he's got a drink because of him. So don't drink night. So again, he drinks. And then finally the profits. a lump sum is the last one to drink. And some narrations he even fills up some extra because he says that when your husband comes home and your family is you know, when the rest
of your family members are here, then you need to be able to provide for them as well.
So now in a couple of different iterations. She there's a few different iterations here. One of them is that she doesn't remember that she asked the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam at this time
that you have to tell me who you are. You have to tell me who exactly you are because this is unbelievable. What I've seen what I witness here, so you need to tell me exactly who you are. The Prophet of Allah salallahu alayhi wa sallam tells her asks her that, can I trust you with the secret?
Can I trust you with the secret? And she says Absolutely. So the Prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says yes, she says, I found the narration. She says Billahi min anta
by Allah I make a lot of witness tell me who you are, for like a matter of a to mithila cockatoo I swear to god I've never seen anyone like you ever
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he says our to rock attack to Malaya haha.
He says the prophets Allah Islam says that is it possible that I tell you but then you will keep it to yourself?
And she says yes, I'll keep it to myself. So the prophets Allah is human forms are for any Mohammed Rasulullah. I am Mohammed, the Messenger of Allah.
And then she says until the details are on operation, whose hobby?
The she says, Are you the same one that the Quran says that who has abandoned the religion of the forefathers? The prophets, Allah says doesn't say yes, I'm that person. He says in the Himalaya, poo Luna gallica. That's what they say. But that's not who I am. So then she responds by saying for eyeshadow unacademy yawn Well, I shadow Anima GTB How can
I follow my father Ilana beyond what an amateur bilk
that she says she responds by saying that I bear witness I give testimony that you are a messenger You are a prophet, and what you have come with is the truth. And then nobody could do what you just did except for our Prophet. And that I want to follow you the prophets a lot he said um, tells her that you can in nucky you cannot follow me today. But when you hear that I have settled and my community has been established and come and see me
some other narrations given slightly different account, but it ends up in the same conclusion. Some of the other narration say that
the profits a lot he sent him basically then you know, after this whole incident is over. She thinks the profits a lot of sin profusely. She's blown away by this entire experience. But then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam leads from there. Now one of the narration says that she starts just referring to the profits a lot so I'm wondering she says she sees Abu Bakar the Allahu Allahu, as they're leaving the next morning and she asks Abu Bakr radi Allahu taala I know that you you you were with the guy al Mubarak, she was referred to myself, Mubarak, the blessing man. You are with the blessing man yesterday. Who is that? He says you don't know who he is? She says no, I don't
know. She says he tells her that he is a messenger and a prophet of Allah.
And I need you to not give up our information, the route the direction that we're going in. Another nation mentions that eventually her husband comes back home. And when her husband comes back home and he sees like a big old pot full of milk, a big old gallon full of milk. He says where's this from? Our goats, our sheep all dried up. Where did all this milk come from? And she says A man came. This is what man explained to me who this man was. And one narration says that she just says he was a very blessed man. And in one narration, she gives a description of the Prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And this is the famous description of Omar but that is one of the basis of the
famous description of the prophets a lot is something that is found in the Shema in of humanity, Timothy Rama Lakota Allah the Shema, lF Timothy, they're very intimate, very beautiful, you know, description of the prophets, a lot of the sermon how he looked that one of those narrations is from the nation of mama bird, she describes the Prophet of Allah salallahu alayhi wasallam to her husband. She says la were lucky.
In the humara Bina Ramadan Mubarak when she says a very blessed man passed by here, gana minha de cater Mercator, he spoke like this and he spoke like that for policy fee. So the husband has described him to me, she says for logging in Neela Aurora who Sahiba plays or rather he says for logging in Neela bburago Sahiba Qureshi, Allah de dotloop
he says because I think the man who came by here was the same man that all of Qureshi is looking for so describing to me, for Carla, it's a to Roger Lanza here Alibaba. I saw a man who just had this, this this air about him he had this presence. This all inspiring prayer. He lit up the room has an Hulk. He had the most beautiful character, Molly held watch. His face was so inviting and welcoming lanteria who thuja Welcome to z Sala.
She describes the profits a lot he said um, she says that he was not like very he wasn't very heavyset, very overweight, nor was he very like rail thin. But he had a very medium build. Cuz semen was semen. He was very well proportioned and very balanced. fee i na he died when his eyes were very like they had this. Like they were very dark. They were very gripping, very compelling. Well, he is fatty he waterphone and
She says that his eyelashes were very long. Or if he sold to he saw her
and she says that his voice
was very sharp like he didn't have like a dry raspy voice kind of like mine. She had a very nice, clear, precise voice. When he spoke, he was very clear.
She describes that his eyes were very, like, like very big like, you know, they were they were very open like his eyes seemed very open upheld. But at the same time, it was almost like there was like, he had like, like he had, like his eyes had a very dark circle around them. They're dark and color, very compelling, as that jewel of Corrado Fiorano as a jewel Carano then she goes on to describe the Prophet sallallahu Sallam that, you know, his.
He was his eye, his eyebrows. His eyebrows, were also very thick and very deep. feel okay, he sat down, she goes on to describe that his neck was like long not again like freakishly long. But it's not like he was like, again, like, you know, overweight and stubby or chubby, but his neck was very clear.
Well, philia de casa cosafa twin, and she says that his beard was thick,
with either somata for Allah HillWalker. When he sat there quietly, he just inspired all again, an air of dignity about him when he sat there quietly, we that to kandalama sama, Allahu Baja. But when he spoke, he had this presence about him.
He had this presence about him, like everything in the room, just he became the center of the room, when he spoke full montek is very, you know, very sweet in the way that he spoke. First salon, he spoke very clearly. He articulated himself very clearly and precisely learn Nazran while I have around when he spoke. He did not speak too little to the point where you didn't understand what he was talking about. Nor did he speak so excessively, where it's like, okay, when's he gonna finish? But he has like balance about him and even in the words that he chose. And Amanda who, her Rosato, navadmin yen had Elena, she says that when he spoke, they were like, beads like pearls. In a
necklace like a pearls in a necklace in a string. It's like they were falling. When he spoke every word out of his mouth was like a gem was like a pearl that was falling out of a harness. He was the most inspiring of people I've ever seen. What edge Malou member Eden and from afar, you were just gripped by the presence and the beauty of this man, what I love who he was the most sweetest and the most, you know, friendliest of people that you've ever spoken to what I send a woman or even and as he came closer to you, you just became more and more and more impressed with him. Roboto Latasha, who I don't mean to Lynn,
she goes on to describe that the Prophet of Allah Salaam wasn't too tall. He wasn't too short, but he was very, you know, just a very average perfect height.
Another thing that she says that at the same time, though, he was a little bit taller than maybe the average person but not so tall where you became intimidated by him.
When I talked to him who I know min, min koszalin at the same time, nobody could ever look down on him because he because of being so short, he just had this perfect height about him lucemon baina, whose name he was like a branch between two branches. Like he's just fit perfectly. He just fit perfectly wherever he was, for who are under oath selasa t manoharan. There were three people with them, but you couldn't take your eyes off of them. Like there were three people traveling Abu Bakar the prophets, a lot of them and they're their guide on the journey.
But you can take your eyes off of him well as he had done, and he was just the most amazing out of the three people Lahu roof aka Yahoo funa v. And these people that were around him. It's like they just huddled around him. They were always attentive to him they gravitated towards him in his demeanor only only when he spoke.
Then they listened to him very carefully. weigh in Amara Tabata truly angry. If he's asked them to do something they had once jumped into action to do
My Fudan mushroom. She goes on to describe the profits a lot. He said that they would. They gathered around him and they were waiting at his every beck and call Arby's when, when I'm on a phone.
She goes on to describe the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that he was not
so humble where you would take him for granted.
Like he wasn't meek, in a sense, where you wouldn't take him seriously, but he wasn't arrogant either.
So then, her husband says have our lucky Sahiba koresh, Aladdin. He says we're lucky I swear to God, this is exactly the men declarations looking for willows saw the willow saw death to who that led Thomas to us hub us harbor who when he then he had done in Russia to ladadika sebelah. And he says that if I would have could have gotten here, before he left, I would have gone with him.
If I could have gotten if I would have gotten back before he left, I would have gone with him.
And then he says I'm going to try as hard as I can to eventually find my way to him. Another narration says that some of some other people who I guess we're looking for the Prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they came by there. And they said,
that first fossa Allahu anhu, right? They Hata bonobo mama but they reach to mama, but some of
our search party from Croatia for kalu are at Mohammedan. Have you seen Mohammed? So she's minha t cassava. And they started describing the process of it looks like this. He looks like that. He's got this person with him. That person with him? Have you seen him? Have you seen him? falsa fula? Have they started describing the Prophet solos him for pilots? madry matapalo I don't know what you people are talking about. Stop talking. There's too much noise. You're just making a lot of noise. I don't know what you're saying. Nobody cares about anything you're talking about. And she just tells them that others are the bar funny Hollywood. Hi.
All I know is that a man came here who was able to get milk out from a malnourished goat. That's all I know.
There was a man here who found a way to milk a goat that has no milk in it. That's all I know. For palette coloration for that lead in UI. That's exactly what we're looking for. That's exactly who we're looking for Savonarola, even these people, right she says I don't know who you're looking for. All I know is that a man came by here and he knew how to milk a goat that has no milk in it. And that's the guy. That's exactly the guy we're looking for. So this is the beautiful narration of Omar but how does Omar bad story and
how does the story of Omar bad and
so the narration says
for Canada to some mi e. l. Mubarak, from that day on? She always used to talk about the prophets alleged misuse upon a Mubarak al Mubarak, the blessing man the blessing man.
Until one day, eventually once a Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam had, you know settled in Medina. She came to visit the Prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the narration says that when she came there for other holla ha
ha ha Rasulullah salatu wa ha when she came to visit the process and the profits also welcomed her into his home, and the profits allows him to sell himself served her food and the profits a lot of him himself went and got her something and gave it to her as a gift. He honored her. He hosted her who dignified her. The This is a character of Ursula ceylonese This is why and this is how people fell in love with the prophets. allottees no good deed ever went.
ever went unappreciated. The process of never forgot anyone's kindness or anyone's goodness, this smallest good deed would bring you such favours such love from the Prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi salam that it was it would it was an experience to just be with him to be around him to be in his presence, showered love on people. We oftentimes have a talk about you know Dawa and spreading the message and spreading the word but do we do we do we pour love on people in this manner?
Do we show such character such generosity such you know kindness to people? He enters her into his home he serves her food he gives her gifts.
And then the narration goes on to say that he gives her you know for cassava one other narration says
He gave her like clothes as gift and what I thought I had to give her a lot of other gifts. And the narration goes on to say, well, Allahu Allah, Allah was limit. And the narrations mentioned, the mom will be happy and many other scholars of the Sierra mentioned the fact that my mama did not humbler him Allahu taala also mentioned the fact that she ended up accepting Islam. She eventually came to the prophets, a lot of them. Another narration also mentioned a boon or aim in de la Ilaha. He also mentioned that Bella Vani unknown mama but her gerat was slamet will be Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi salam. He says as far as I have confirmed from my study of the life of the prophets, Elijah Muhammad
eventually migrated to Medina, accepted Islam and stayed there in the company to be a companion of Rasulullah his allottee so I'm Sahaba my bed, radi Allahu Allah, Allah May Allah subhanaw taala be pleased with her. And so this is a very fascinating and very beautiful story from the journey of the prophets, a lot of us from from Mecca to Medina. And I guess before so we still haven't quite reached the occasion where the prophets Allah some actually arrives in Cuba before he even arrives in Medina. But there is one other story that I'd like to share and then inshallah, from the next session on then we'll actually be
will will be talking about the Prophet syllogisms arrival to first about the suburb of Medina and then on to Madina munawwara. But I'd like to share one last story from this journey, and then we'll talk about his arrival.
This is a narration that Mr. Mohammed Mohammed Al Rahim Allahu taala, has mentioned
any authenticates this narration generally, even cathedra on Allahu taala. Then also from Mr. Mohammed Mohammed mentions it in his collection on the Sierra as well. And
basically, the story is that when the Prophet of Allah salallahu alayhi wa sallam was traveling, they passed through kind of like a mountain pass. So it's Abu Bakr radi Allahu taala. And with the prophets, a lot of them and their guide, they went through a mountain pass that was known for their being to
what they what the literal translation of the word alysse Alyssa refers to, like, highway robbers. It's called highway robbers. And what that basically means is, like people like two guys were very notorious on that path who worked together and they used to what would be our equivalent of carjack people.
They would carjacked people as people were kind of passing through there. You know, they stop at the stoplight and they would run up and they would carjack them. They would rob people on this route on this path, and six unsuspecting travelers, novice travelers who were passing through this mountain pass, they would rob them. So the Prophet of Allah sallallahu Sallam heard about them, their guide, he tells them, we should not go through this mountain pass, we should look for a way around because in the mountain pass because once you get inside, and then you're kind of like, boxed in. Then these two thieves on this route, they attack you and then they robbed you and they take everything.
So he tells the prophets Elijah, I strongly advise that we try to find a way around here.
The Prophet of Allah Salallahu alaihe salam tells him for Karlin Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
who's been a la Hema,
who's been a alima take us to them.
He doesn't just say, okay, fine, or will risk it? No, no, no the profits a lot. He says, in fact, not only will we go down to his mountain best, but I want you to try to get their attention. I'd like to meet them.
Who would be not only him?
So he says, fine. You're the boss. For Khurana hotta. Either Shoffner, either makueni sahibi hardily Imani?
Imani when they get there, one of them they're kind of, you know, hiding out from where the ambush people, one of them says to another. This Yemeni men, like referring to just the profits a lot he said them because what he's referencing is the fact that the forefathers of the profits, a lot of them were from, you know, the the Yemeni tribes. And so he says this Yemeni man is your money individual for the Omarosa isolation, so the process of sees them, and he calls them please come here. I'd like to talk to you and they're like, first time this has ever happened. All right, like Hey, how's it going? Do you mind if I talk to you? And they're like, yes. What would you like to
talk about? Right, so it's agin so they're entranced for Allah Allah, human Islam. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam says, Please have a seat. I'd like to talk to you
for the Alma Elin Islam. He calls them to Islam for us lemma, and they both accept Islam through masala Houma on asthma eema.
Then after they accept Islam the Prophet two licenses will tell me what's your names? What are your names? Tell me your names
for Karla nano al Muhammad, nano al mohanan.
Mohan in the Arabic language means somebody who is disgraced, humiliated,
disgraced, humiliated, now known as mohanan. We are known as the two disgraced individuals, the two humiliated individuals, the two wretched men, and those that they were called that by the people who would travel through that area, they would call them the two wretched men because they used to rob people, he was to kill people. So they say nanawall mohanan. We are the two wretched the two humiliated people, the prophet of Allah Salallahu alaihe salam says Taliban and Juma al mcra man, no rather you two are two honorable individuals. You're two honored individuals. Well, Amara, Houma and Yama Allah He el Medina. And then the Prophet of Allah sallallahu Sallam told them that I am on my
way to now that they became Muslim. And the process of them says, No, don't do this anymore. And don't consider yourselves humiliated, debased, wretched, consider yourselves honored, honorable, respected people.
And then he says, When I reach Medina, make sure you come and you see me there. And again, we learn a very, very powerful lesson from the Prophet of Allah, Allah de Sena. Number one, the obvious lesson, the low hanging fruit here is a look at how the Prophet system engages with people. You know, a lot of times something very interesting and fascinating is, you know, oftentimes we talk about hope is is an issue of hope, right? People having hope,
people hoping having hope that they can improve that they can better themselves. A lot of times people lose hope. They give up hope. They don't always need a lecture on hope. But a lot of times people give up hope they give up on themselves, because others have given up on them.
If you tell somebody long enough, that you're a bad person, you're a bad person, you're a bad person, you're a bad person, guess what, eventually that person believes that they are a bad person, they will look in the mirror and they will see a bad person.
Everybody around that person reaffirms somebody can make a mistake, somebody can do something wrong, but when all everyone around them all of society, the whole community reaffirms in and reminds them of it and labels them with it. Then Then people resigned themselves to that fate.
And sometimes all that they need to break that vicious cycle is somebody to have some hope in them, somebody to see some good in them, somebody to show them the good that they haven't done that they can no longer see. That's what sometimes people need. And that was agreed quality of the profits a lot. He said
that he tells him No, you are two honorable individuals, and they become Muslim. And what do we call somebody who accepts Islam and sees the prophets a lot. He saw them in person and interacts. These people have shook the hand of Rasul Allah He said, What do we call people like that? Sahaba These are two companions of the Prophet sallallahu. Aliza. You want to hear a success story? You want to hear a success story? This is a success story. Two men who are notorious for robbing and killing people on the road, in the wilderness, out in the middle of nowhere, taking advantage of isolated travelers. They accept Islam and become companions of the Prophet Salafi some radi Allahu taala on
Houma. May Allah subhanaw taala be pleased with them. That's a success story. But how did the profits a lot of them contribute to the success of these two people, he had hope in them, he inspired hope within them by showing by respecting them. That's really what it boils down to treating them with dignity and respecting them great quality of the profits. We have to really think about this, we have to reflect on this. You know, something I think about oftentimes, because we oftentimes will talk about the situation of our society in our community and people today, and the level of deprivation and in religiousness and the evil that is predominant in society. And we
oftentimes, you will we talk about this is a huge challenge that we have.
But at the time of the Prophet sallahu evil was also very predominant things were very bad. People were involved in a lot of nasty, terrible messed up stuff. But look at the dignity, the hope, the the, the integrity, the respect,
with which the Prophet sallallahu alayhi Salaam dealt with people engage with people interacted
with people and he turned their hearts, he inspired them to believe in themselves.
Sometimes somebody's got to believe in themselves before they can actually even fully embrace him and properly.
That type of hopelessness in oneself only leads to further hopelessness in Allah subhanaw taala.
So sometimes you have to lift somebody up, you have to pick somebody up so that they actually have the strength
to embrace a man and put their faith in Allah subhanaw taala. They don't even have faith in themselves anymore. They don't even think they're worthy of having a relationship with Allah, what are you gonna do with that?
Keep telling them, like quoting God to them about the obligation to pray five times a day, and then continue to treat them like garbage. That doesn't work. It's never, it's never worked. But the prophecies have lifted people back up. And then they took flight with their eema. They just needed to be lifted up, they needed somebody to reach a hand out, not treat them like a dirty, filthy animal.
not treat them like a dirty, filthy animal. It's like, No, I'm not touching that.
I'm not touching that Get away from me, the processor would reach his hand out, pick these people up with his own hands, he would embrace them, he would hug them. And these people will take flight.
And that's a powerful lesson from the life of the Prophet ceylonese. And the second thing, the second lesson from this incident, this is something I really want. I say this to remind myself, but I really, really hope everyone is really listening and paying attention to this part.
What is the profits a lot he sent him doing?
He's on the hidden Ah,
this is the single greatest journey that any human being has ever taken in the history of mankind.
No human being has ever taken a more
you know, important journey ever. This is the greatest, most significant, most important, most auspicious journey any human being has ever taken. Why? Because the best of mankind to the best journey in all of the history of mankind. This is Mohammed de Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi salam on the journey of the higit on the migration, the establishment of the oma.
So he's he's on such an important task. And then look at the hardship that he's under. So he's doing something very important, something very religious, something very important for Islam, and then look at the hardship that he's under. He's being chased by the enemy being hunted down,
barely surviving, sneaking through taking the most dangerous route possible. And in spite of all of these circumstances, he's doing something so important. And he's already under so much pressure, and he still has time.
He still has time, he still can go to the trouble, he still is willing to inconvenience himself to the extent of going intending, taking care of looking after interacting, talking with two thieves.
The profits, a lot of them, how would we react to that? Like brother? I Yes, very good, very important. Brother. I'm very busy right now.
I'm doing something very important.
What we do is we drink our own Kool Aid. Right? We sell it, we buy our own stock. We prop ourselves up. This is our job. It's like being enamored with yourself. I am doing something so great. I cannot be bothered by this riffraff. And this is very common, very prevalent attitude in the oma today.
I hate to say it, it breaks my heart to say it scholars,
even Imams, activists,
volunteers, organizers, workers, organizational leaders.
This is such a prevalent attitude and humor today, I'm doing something very important. I cannot be bothered with the riffraff
right. This is such a prevalent attitude. But this was not the added nobody anybody who tries to say Oh, brother, you know, that's too simplistic of a view. There are people who have to work at a higher level.
We need people to work at a higher level.
I don't care who you are, what you've convinced yourself that you are doing. Nobody is at a higher level than the 100 little slice allottee setup and the profits, a lot of them at the time, and the ability and the willingness to go and sit down with a couple of criminals.
He had that time. And let me tell you something else very important about the prophetic model of data via the profits Alliance him did this not only because it was the right thing to do, it was a necessary thing to do. He also did it to teach us something that when we are involved in working with the working for the dean and the religion and we do eventually get to a
level where we are doing something at a very big high level
you know, in terms of service of the dean and the oma.
And the higher the level that we get to, the more important that it becomes that we from time to time that we regularly make our time to come back down to level, the ground level, we come back down to the ground sometimes, and interact with the people on the ground,
engage with the people down, you know, in the fields that the people are in, when we climb Way up high onto our ivory members.
And we're sitting around our big, you know, executive meeting desks. And we're sitting in our lofty prestigious offices and conferences and councils and whatever somebody's you know, area of work in the oma is it is very important that every now and then you roll up your sleeves, you go down there and get your feet dirty, get your hands dirty.
Otherwise you'll lose sight of what's important. Mohammed also likes a lot of my time. He inconvenient How much are we willing to inconvenience ourselves for the people. It was a powerful lesson our teachers always used to remind us always remember every single time you see anyone, a man or a woman and elderly person, a child, no matter who the person is where they're coming from what's going on with them. Remember, this is a human being.
This is a human being and this isn't a potential Almighty follower of the prophets. Allah is helping this person. This person right here in front of me, is the same person that the prophets a lot of him would make to offer all night long, that the prophets a lot of them would cry for that the prophets allottee some shed his tears and his blood and his sweat, for he sacrificed for he prayed for these people. And he will intercede on this person's behalf on the Day of Judgment.
And so it is an honor and a privilege for me to be able to be at the service of this person to be able to serve this person. And the second I think I'm too good for that I need to go back. And I need to really think about what I'm actually doing And who am i doing it for? Am I now still serving Allah? Am I still serving the deen of Allah? Am I still following in the footsteps of Muhammad Rasul? Allah Islam who sat down with a couple of criminals on the journey of the agent risked everything for the salvation of two men.
Or am I at this point in time feeding more of my ego and my own image of myself, myself projected image of myself.
May Allah subhanaw taala guide all of us and May Allah subhanaw taala grant us the ability to serve the deen of Allah as the Prophet of Allah Salallahu alaihe salam demonstrated for us
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