Seerah 082 – The Construction of the Prophets Mosque
Channel: Abdul Nasir Jangda
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inshallah, continuing with our series on the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, a skeleton of a we had the prophetic biography in the previous couple of sessions, excuse me.
In the previous couple of sessions, we've been talking about the prophets, a lot of these terms arrival in Medina to munawwara, and his temporary residence in the home of Abu bill and Saudi or the Allahu anhu. And we also talked about some of the initial activities, that the profits a lot of these are engaged in at that time to start building and solidifying the community. Of course, one of the first things that happened which I've spoken about in a lot of detail is when the profits a lot of them road, a SWAT, the she camel into the illuminated city of Medina,
it stopped at the place where the mustard of the profits a lot even would be constructed. He of course, inquired
as to who this land land belonged to and belong to silence who hailed two orphans who are under the care of one of the unsought and they offered it to the profits, a lot of them get emitted. But then, it was a place where they used to put out dates to kind of dry them and store dates. So they offered it to the profits a lot. He said them but the profits, a lot of them refuse and he said, No, tell me how much it costs. I will purchase this land, because it belongs to these two orphans. Once the prophets a lot of them had worked out the deal and the land was now in the possession of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam the community for the construction of the masjid. He takes up his residence in the
home of Abu Belen Sati not the Allahu taala on who the next day the construction begins. And that's basically what we'll be talking about today. So the profits a lot of them said yeah, but Nina jonatha Meenu, Bihar eco mhada. So he purchased the land from them. Now they start building the actual Masjid. So what I'll be describing to you is the basic construction of the machine of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
So first and foremost, that first and first thing that we need to know is that did they hire a construction crew that the prophets a lot of them solicit some volunteers? Did they go and try to put out some type of a word that we need some people to help and construct a Masjid know the Prophet of Allah salallahu alayhi wa sallam basically rolled up his sleeves went out the next day. And of course, we talked about it that in the first few days, I mean, the whole city was basically just captivated. There were people waiting outside of the home of Abu bill and Sati radi Allahu taala. And who, at all hours of the day just waiting to sit with the prophets, a lot of them meet with the
prophets, a lot of them talk with the prophets a lot. He said them. And so
the prophets, a lot of them comes up the next day. And he rolls up his sleeves. And the prophets, a lot of them basically goes out there and starts picking up, you know, tree branches and goes and starts gathering together some rocks, and, you know, starts getting together the materials to basically put together some bricks like mud bricks, and he starts putting this stuff together and doing it himself. And immediately. It's actually narrated that some of the unsolved and the other Muslims when they see the prophets a lot, he saw them just rolling up his sleeves and starting to gather the raw materials to start constructing the machine themselves. They start to say learn in
Kaduna, when EBU Yama Lu ladadika minella, meluna modan laloo. That they say that if we remain sitting while the Messenger of Allah syllogism the prophet of God is working, then that is a very bad action from us. Like it's truly regrettable if we sit here, just sitting here we just continue to sit here watching while the prophets a lot determines rolling up his sleeves and working. So everybody jumps up and everyone starts getting into it. And the profits a lot of them now that he noticed is that there's a group of people that want to help and are kind of gathering together to construct a budget. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells them, He gives them some
instruction, he says IGNOU who audition God Isha Moosa. He says put it together as almost like a like a shed. A word for it should almost be like a shed. So the word that even uses not even I'm out, or Bina which would mean a construction or a building. He says, just to shed is all we need something to cover our heads and make it like the oddish of Moosa. Make it like the shed of Musashi.
Hey Salaam. So one of the Sahaba radi Allahu Allahu. He says for Paul to lil Hassan. I asked the narrator of this narration my audition Moosa. So what is the audition of Musa like What is that like? So he says that either Rafa de Bella Bella Harish that the shed of Musashi Sam, the shade of Musa alayhis. Salam was such that if you raised his hands up, he could touch the ceiling.
If you raised his hands up, he could touch the ceiling. Jani has suffered. And there are other narrations, which also explained the same thing. So now they started kind of building the machine and they start putting it together. So what did it look like? What were the materials that they were using? What was the blueprint? What What did the construction actually look like? So it's described
in the authentic narrations about the machine of the profits a lot, he said that there was a little bit of a process. So it said, it says first and foremost canopy, he was really keen that it was well known to some of the residents there. And then in that area, that this was like an ancient grave site. Not like an actual active graveyard, macabre. But it was an ancient grave site long, long time ago, barely people could recall or remember what kind of tree he hit Ah, boom. And there were some like,
there were some walls like some leftover walls, like almost ruins. So there were like all these half walls and things like that, that were still kind of standing around. Number three is what kind of e nutlin. And then there were a few random trees just kind of growing here and there. for Mr. Rasulullah. He's a lot SMB booty and mushy kina for newbies shots. So first and foremost, the profits, a lot of them said that were you think that some of the remains like the ancient remains, maybe go ahead and dig that part of the ground up to make sure that there is nothing there. And if something does come up, like a few random bones or something like that, then go and bury them
elsewhere. Because it's not an active graveyard grave site anymore. It's like some ancient, it's rumored to be some ancient grave site, which pretty much any spot in the earth could be. So that just can't be known. So he said just kind of if you do find, you know, dig some spots up and if you find some bones or remains or whatever it may be, go and bury them elsewhere. Or bill hardy weapon honeybee for Soviet and then the walls, the half walls and some of the ruins that were still in place. He ordered and commanded for them to be of course torn down and cleaned up and removed. So clean it out, have enough lead faculty. And then lastly, whatever trees are there, then chop those
trees down and against smooth out the land. So they smoothed it out, cleaned it out. Basically that's the first thing they did.
The next thing that they did was for soft poo and nakhla Qiblah tell Majidi so what john Alou, he bought that he thought that he he john rotten, for the allusion to Luna Danica Sacra wahoo heritage is universalized. Some cool. So now the next thing that they did was that they brought trees, the same trees that they chopped down, it wasn't like they just chopped these trees down and threw them away, the trees that they had chopped down, they laid them out according to the structure of the masjid, to basically be the pillars. These would be the support beams, the pillars of the masjid. So they laid them down to serve that structure. They stood them up, and they basically put rocks around
it, just like we would put a pole into the ground, they put some rocks around it to kind of hold it into so I dug it into the ground a little bit, and then put some rocks around the base of it. And then they stood these pillars up and these would be the pillars of the masjid, the support beams in the walls of the masjid. Then what they did was they brought it basically they started bringing bricks. And these were type of bricks that they normally would just construct. And they were mud bricks, they were clay, they were mud, where they would basically take this mud, they would take this clay, they would dry it out in the desert sun for extended period of time and it would become
rock it would become solid. So they started bringing these bricks over now.
And they were bringing them one by one everybody was carrying these were pretty big, wide, huge bricks. They started bringing them over one by one. And the narration says well, whom you had to touch the Zune. And they were like all like kind of chanting or they were all reciting. They were all saying singing loudly just like imagine kind of like a troupe that would be marching and they're like, they're they're reciting or saying or, you know, singing something together. So they they were reciting something what also likes a lot of them
and the profits or something along with them was also saying this Allahumma in the hula hula illa hadal ophira funds Really? ansara Well mojarra that the prophets a lot he sent him was saying that Oh Allah, there is no good except for the good of the halal. So healthy unsought and the Mahajan. Another narration also says that they were saying Allahumma in
agile, agile era funds for hamin ansara? Well muhajir Ah, Oh Allah, there is no rule that the ultimate reward is the reward of the hereafter. So have mercy upon the unsought animal hygiene and multiple multiple narrations like this, that basically there were different Allahumma Ayesha Allah I should have the only word the only life worth living is the life of the hereafter. Allah Muhammad and sada well muhajir Allah, so Allah shower your mercy upon the unsought animal hygiene. And so they were all reciting this together loudly. And they were bringing these bricks one after another. And there's a very beautiful story here that basically occurs that is narrated in many, many of the
books of Hadith and cedaw. That as everybody was carrying the bricks back and forth, the narration specifically says that everyone was bringing Lebanon Lebanon, one brick at a time everyone's bringing, because it was a very large big, like, you know, brick, and everyone was bringing one at a time and the profits a lot of them looked at a modern Yes, it might have been yesterday we've talked about in a lot of detail in the previous sessions was one of the one of the early converts to Islam in Makkah. He was a Moroccan Sahaba Mahajan, his father and mother. Yes, him and his mother sumiya radi Allahu taala and Houma had died in the persecution that was put up on the early Muslims at that
time. His mother, in fact, is the first person to lose her life in this room for the sake of Islam. She's the first Shaheed the first shahida and so I'm out of the love which Alana was barely able to escape with his life and the prophets. A lot of them had sent him off to have a shot to join the Muslims in Abyssinia in East Africa, when he heard about the migration of Muslim from Mecca to Medina and the fact that this migration had been announced and legislated by Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he had left abbacy Nia and joined the Muslims there early Muslims the early immigrants to Medina he had joined them there and in fact, like we had talked about before that the
people that arrived in Medina, the the the Mahajan who arrived in Medina, before the prophets, a lot of them were actually staying in the puja awaiting the arrival of the prophets are summoned for the prophets a lot. He sums instruction as to where and how they should settle. So I might have been the acid was one of them. And he was also involved in that construction of the machinery of Cuba. And we talked about all the profits, a lot of him when he saw him, he was so happy and he was so overjoyed to see a modest amount of the local gelato safe and sound, and that he welcomed him while everyone was welcoming to bruxism, you welcomed him, and he loved the Allahu talana very much like a brother,
because he knew that he had lost every one and everything for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala in the early persecution of Muslims, and so the prophets Allah sees everyone is carrying one brick at a time. And he sees a matter of the Allahu taala anhu carrying two bricks, he sees a matter of the Lego gelato carrying two bricks at a time. And so the profits allottee some stops him he stops him and he takes one brick out of his hand. And he tells him that one at a time. Only one at a time you're going to hurt yourself yourself Yama, in the narration even mentions is like how you would talk to like a younger brother, how you would talk to your son how you would talk to your younger
brother that you would almost kind of say like What's wrong with you? What are you doing? Hey, what do you think you're doing? And it's kind of like a loving type of a discourse how brothers talk to each other how friends talk to one another you talk to younger brother. So the narration says well jollibee Giada Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Yami Luca Luca hidden levina 10 levinas Anwar Marwan Yami Lu la Vina attain levinas and and who will Amina tena annina v sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he was carrying two bricks at a time. So the profits are obvious. I mean, Wonder Asian says waihou lucky Edna sumiya. And the profits allowed him to honor the sacrifice, even though his name is the
amount of vinyasa amount of the son of yahsat. And his father, of course, was also very respected, Sahabi companion Muslim, early Muslim, a companion of the prophets, a lot of them, but to honor the sacrifice of his mother, the first shahida and this again shows you that the contribution of women in early Islam at the time of Rasul isolationism was acknowledged was recognized it was proclaimed that the prophets allowed him didn't refer to him as Jamar or even as young as acid Oh Cena v acid, but the profits a lot of them call them Yemenis who may Yeah, yeah, even as sumiya Oh, son of sumaiya. To honor his mother sacrifice, and so he said way her laka Yeah, even a sumiya he says What
are you doing? Oh, son of sumiya Yunnan sumiya Dr. Lu, the profits a lot of them said you're gonna hurt yourself. And so he tells the profits a lot. He said I'm Yasuda law. I am carrying two bricks, One for me and one on behalf of you jasola because I don't want you to carry anything.
This was the love that he had for the prophets, Allah, Allah. And the Prophet ism had had earned this love. He had he had developed this love for them for himself and for Allah subhanaw taala within their hearts, through the love, the compassion and the care that he showed to them. So he said, loving that's an unusual happiness and an inner peace allottee So, I'm carrying one brick on my behalf in one brick on behalf of the Messenger of Allah salami. So, for my Sahaba who, for masala salatu wa The Prophet sallallahu Sallam took one brick out of his hand, and he started kind of like rubbing his back. You like put an arm around somebody's shoulder how you pat them on the back. The
profits a lot easier than patting him on the back to show him the appreciation to show him that affection in that love. And wonder ation even goes as far as saying for massage bureaucracy that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam rubbed his head and the narration actually there's some of them are Hadith Mahajan, jolly youngster who? Yehuda Who? That the prophets, a lot of them started rubbing his head and one of the narrations of Maha detune actually explained that the reason why the prophets a lot is one was rubbing his head because he saw that there was so much dust in his air from the construction that the prophet SAW some sort of brushing his hair and cleaning his hair for
him. And so this is that, that that incident during the construction and the prophets, a lot of them told him at that time, Duflo to do coffee atone baglietto
that the people that will kill you will be wretched people, rebellious people will kill your abbazia that people who rebel against the oma the deen of Allah, they will kill you one day. And that was two things in one. Number one is obviously a prophecy from Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam that that's who will kill you. And the in that by referring to the killers as Bahia fietsen badly, they will be rebellious people. That obviously means that you will be good, you're good people. You're a good person, and you will remain on the truth and the Hulk and that's why evil people will kill you. And the other thing is that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam is also using this type of language to express
the fact that only bad people would kill such a remarkable human being. That it will take somebody truly evil to kill someone like you. You are beloved to Allah and His Messenger sallallahu sallam, and the Prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in another narration even goes as far as telling him that the last thing that you will drink in this world will be milk. And again, number one, that's a prophecy. And number two, milk generally is considered a blessing like the prophets Allah gave us a general dua, or general etiquette or general Sunnah for when we drink water, or anything else as a substitute of water. Anytime we drink anything, then he would say Bismillah and
he would say Alhamdulillah when you consume something, or the other AR or the other am asuna all the other prophets a lot of them you know, would reread or recite after eating or drinking something and hamdu Lillahi leiria tamani was attorney with Allah Nieminen will see me in etc. But for milk, the profits a lot he taught us a very specific unique da alum robotically and I see you as an admin who and so milk is considered a special blessing. That's why the Quran even refers to the fact that there will be rivers of milk and paradise. The profits a lot. He said one time when he saw a dream about some of the Sahaba radi Allahu taala we interpreted milk as a sign of knowledge and blessing.
So milk was considered a blessing in that regard something very blessing, something that is a great blessing of Allah subhanaw taala so the prophets, a lot of them telling him that the last thing that you will drink in this world will be milk. Number one is not only a prophecy, but number two saying that even up to your very last breath Jamar, you will be blessed by Allah subhanaw taala and you will leave this dunya with one of the blessings of Allah subhanaw taala and then you will be killed by these very evil wretched people. So now they're bringing these bricks over and all reciting the praise and making dua to Allah subhana wa Tada.
So this is basically what the masjid looked like. That first and foremost, there's a narration from Eben amaravati Allahu talanoa Imam Abu Dawood mentions his narration and as soon as perahu Anil Merci de Cana Allah it Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam melbournian believing that at the time of the prophets a lot is when the Messiah was constructed with these bricks. What's up boo Elijah read the roof of the masjid were the branches of date palm trees like palm trees, the branches of palm trees because not only just the branches but of course what's attached to the branches are the the leaves and palm tree leaves are very huge. So these branches were laid down the same trees that
they had cut down. They were laid out across the roof of the machine.
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Who Shaban Natalie and the pillars of the machine, the pillars in the middle
Also the supporting beams of the machine, they were the the trees themselves like the trunk of the trees for me as it fee, and that was the machine of the profits allottee. So, so three things, the pillars and the supporting beam for these trees. In between them, there were the bricks that were stacked up and lined up. And then on top as a roof that and some of those trees were also laid across. And then the space in between was filled in with the branches and the leaves of those date palm trees. And that is the total construction of the Masuda. versalife somalisa, that's it, the ground of the machine, the ground of the machine was the same ground the earth,
that was the ground of the machine, the dirt, that was the ground. And that was the total construction of the machine of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Towards there were there was no on the on the entrance, if you want to call it that. It was just open.
It was just open at the backside, the entrance. And it was built towards that Qibla. And that was the mercy of the prophets allottee Center. That was a total mystery of the prophets a lot. And so at this particular time, there was nothing on the ground that was it. And so eventually admitted, it's mentioned in the narration, that one other Sahabi basically came because when it would rain, the water would sometimes kind of leak through and seep through because there were just branches and leaves and things like that, that the water would leak through and it would come on to the ground and it would get wet. And obviously you mix dirt with water and you get mud. And so when they would
pray, they would basically get mud on them. And they would pray in this condition. So Sahabi came with some rocks and stones, and he spread rocks and stones all across the ground. And that was the eventually went in. It's even narrated that when you put those rocks in those stones on the ground, the profits, a lot of them said yes, but don't do anything more. That's enough. Very good, but that's enough. And that's why they had a special rule of phip the profits from Tata Saba are the logo, I know that when you go into sujood if there's like a rock, that is like poking you in your forehead, right? I was explaining to students like it's like impending doom, you're going into
sujood looking at a rock pointing up at you the profits, a lot of them allowed them a jazz Allah whom he gave them permission that you can wipe your hand just one time, you can smooth out the rock remove it, so it doesn't injure you. And then you do sujood like that. And that was a message of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam and the narration goes on to explain this narration of ebinger Omar
philomela zinfi Abu Bakar che and Abu Bakr radi Allahu talanoa after the passing of Rasul Allah Islam, by the way, I should mention that when they would pray fudger in the morning when they would come from fudger in the morning, when they would come when they would pray, so not too late. At night, obviously, it's dark outside. So they used to pray in the dark, like they couldn't even see the person next to them. Sometimes it was pitch dark, there was no light. And finally, in the ninth year of age, or much later, on nine years after the grand opening, to me, my daddy, the Allahu taala, who came and hung a lantern, a lamp,
a candle in the machine of the prophets lie Selim. And the prophet SAW some was very happy and he praised him for this. And that was it. That was the only light in the machine of the Prophet system that was nine years later. So that was a machine of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So now, Abu Bakar after the passing of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam Abu Bakr radi Allahu talana, two and a half years of his lover even Rama says follow me is it fee Abu Bakr che and Abu Bakr radi Allahu Allahu did not make any additions and improvements to the masjid left it as is, was that the fee oma Amaro, the Allahu talana was the first one to kind of do some expansion of the mustard if you want
to call it that. He was the first one to kind of change up the mosque a little bit. Well, by now who Allah Bina II, and what he basically did was he didn't make the machine larger, bigger. He just kind of reconstructed it. He renovated the machine. And what did he do? That will been our albena he are the newbies a lot a semi beloved he will Jerry What are other older who has Shaban
he All he did was get new bricks and replace the bricks that were kind of chipping away wood that were withering away. He replaced the branches and the leaves on the roof with more branches and leaves and some of the pillars that were kind of getting weak. He replaced those pillars with new trees pillars but kept it so it was basically identical. All he did was bring new branches All he did was bring new breaks and replace the ones that were messed up that was it
was a Yahoo Earth man who radi Allahu taala and who the first one to really change. The construction of the machine. Was Earth manual. I found rhodiola hotel on who was at a VCR that and kathira he increased it quite a bit. Well bonacci data who bill Jonathan Mann Boucher well
what happened was during the time of our
randomly found out the loved one who there was a lot of, you know, the the Islamic empire was rapidly increasing, and it was going into non Arab lands. And so at that time, a lot of very, you know, unique things were being brought back to Medina, special types of stones. There were some, you know, some stones with some like I have put on or some type of drawings or something kind of carved into it like decorations and things like that, or just just rounded out stones or smooth, you know, stones that had been smoothed out and things like that. So these very nice things were being brought. So artheon or the Allahu talanoa expanded the machine made it a little bit bigger. And what
he did was he put some of these nicer stones into the machine, which are only the human, Jonathan Boucher. So what he did was now the pillars, the pillars of the machine, and the walls of the machine were replaced with these nicer stones
was soccer for who be saj and the roof of the machine was now made out of like oak wood. So from faraway lands is wood that was being brought in that was very nice. He basically put a roof of the machine that solid oak wood and this is a narration of Baja de la de la bajada de como la jolla. And I live in in Medina, the as some of the other narrations also in cathedra hum Allahu taala. For instance, he mentioned that there are three I don't know I found that the Allahu anhu without will and bola who that was one of the Allahu talana when he was asked about the permissibility of kind of increasing the mercy of the prophets, a lot of them and improving the machines for profits, a lot of
them he quoted the hadith of Rasul Allah, authentic narration, which is mentioned in many of the books of Hadith
that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, Man banally like he must sit and wallow come of hustling. Katadyn when Allahu Allahu battenfeld Jana, that anyone that will build a machine will be like the nest of a bird. Anyone that will build a house for Allah Masjid. Allah will build a palace for him in paradise. Well, waka Hua Sahaba to Elmo joona, Allah valic Well, let me tell you about the who, all the Sahaba that were alive at that time agreed when it came to the expansion and the improvement of the number we have Sharif. So there was a consensus of the Sahaba that yes, this is okay. And it stayed basically in that particular form. And it's mentioned at this particular time that when this
expansion took place, this kind of enveloped in this kind of expanded beyond what used to be the quarters of the profits. A lot of these were the profits, a lot of them Abu Belka and anganwadi Allahu talana. were buried, it expanded beyond that, like the machine does today. Right? They expanded beyond that. So they coordinate off that area can as you know, separated that area. But the machine started to expand beyond that. Then it stayed in that same basic layout until the time of
until the time of
unbelief, even Abdulmalik. So I believe in Abdul Malik, who basically built the Jamia mosque in Damascus, Jamie Dimon. So he's the one who built the major the central Mosque of Damascus.
He ordered almost a bin Abdulaziz who was the governor over Medina at that time, he ordered bin Abdulaziz to basically improve the masjid of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And that's when the prophetic quarters entered into the masjid as well. And also what ended up happening at that time was that the masjid was increased from the front end as well. So where the member of the profits a lot of these needs to be and where the most some of the profits a lot of these needs to be where used to give good but from where he used to lead the prayer from the machine was extended on the front end at that time as well. Like we find it today, where the su foof. The Rose would now be
ahead of where the member of the profits allottee sum was and that's how we find that much to do number we Sharif till today as well. So that's when that major expansion was done. And from that point on the machine was increased and earthman No, no I found out the Allahu taala knows actions of increasing the mustard is part of the evidence of the of those scholars, the majority of the scholars of the opinion hoechlin was the ad that if you hook them in moseyed, that when the expansion of a machine is done, it is in the hokum of the masjid. What that basically means is we know that there is a sanctity for the masjid, there is a reward for the masjid. There are certain
acts that are specific to the masjid like errante Golf. And so if you expand the machine, it enters into the same command as the masjid. So for instance, we know that there is an extra reward for praying in the mosque universalize allottee some, like there's an extra reward for praying in Missoula Haram in Makkah as that Masjid continues to expand, as long as you are praying anywhere within the expanded area of
I must as well, you also get that similar extra reward. And so that is part of the evidence of those scholars, the majority of the scholars who basically say that as a Masjid expands its reward, and its area and its hokum continues to expand as well.
So this was the expansion that was going on. There. There are many, many different narrations that talk about the virtues of the mercies of the prophets, a lot of them while we're here on the topic of the machine of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So we might as well talk about this as well, that there are many, many different narrations which mentioned the virtue, the reward of the mercy of the prophets, Allah, Allahu Allah who has sent him some of those narrations. I'll just mention a few of them. That the prophets a lot he said, I'm talking about how one of the three most sacred massage the three most sacred massages are the places where people need to go, almost like
it's a form of performing a pilgrimage. They it's an act of reward to travel there, just to visit that much latitude. Rehan Illa Illa salata, that these are the three places where people are encouraged to go and visit and it's an act of reward to actually visit these places. And of course, they are Muslim hot on the Kaaba in Mecca. The second place is unless you do nabawi, the Prophet's mosque in Medina and the third places of course, must be the Aqsa in Jerusalem must God has a woman will message her on one machine he baited mocha does.
And that's a hadith of of the Sahih Hadith in Bukhari and Muslim. In another narration, the prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam into Sahih hain. He also says Salatin, female STD Heather Haytham and Alfie Salatin, female CEO, Elon Musk, Al Haram. The Prophet of Allah sallallahu Sallam says that praying us once a lot in my mustard here unless you did never we in Medina is better than 1000 prayers in any other Masjid, except for the mosquito haraam the masjid in Makkah, that's the only place where the prayer has more virtue. In another narration of the prophets a lot of them talks about you know, for in Nevada have done that that Majid praying in the mustard of in Mecca
Masjid al Haram, that is, of course more virtuous. There's another narration as mentioned Bukhari and Muslim, were above it. A lot of the Allahu talana relates to the prophets a lot. He says, this is a famous Hadith that is also inscribed there when you go to the Prophet's mosque, my Bina Beatty, when somebody wrote to me in Riyadh and Jana woman, Berea Allah Howdy, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that the space, the area, between my home the quarters of the profits a lot somewhere is where the profits a lot of similar is buried between there and between my member from where the profits allow us to deliver the hookah. That piece of land is rolled out to me in Rio de Janeiro. It
is a garden from the gardens of Paradise. Well, my buddy, Allah Howdy, and my member is at the place where my hold, I'll go for the hold will be on the day of judgment that is that spot.
And there are many, many other narrations which talk about the virtues of the mercy of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. There's a little bit of a discussion from the scholars of Islam as to what are the most sacred places on earth? What are the most sacred places on earth? And so the vast, overwhelming majority of the scholars of the zouma are of the opinion that the most sacred place on earth is alcazaba sharifah. The Kaaba in Mecca that is the most sacred place on Earth. The second most sacred place on earth is of course a merchant of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam as the second most sacred place on Earth. What's very interesting is that Imam Malik Rahim Allah who Jana
was actually of the opinion that much of the prophets a lot of these images more sacred than even the garbage itself.
And his reasoning and his logic in terms of that was an emotional Medina abdominal muscle haraam Viana, Dhaka Bina Bana who Ibrahima Wahaha bonobo Muhammad, WA Ala Moana Muhammad Abdullah Ibrahim Alayhi Salam Salah,
Emma Malik said that the reason for this is that the Kaaba in Mecca, the one who laid the foundations of the Kaaba was who, with your follow Ibrahim will cover a domino he was married, who laid who raised the foundations of the Kaaba in Mecca, Ibrahim Alayhi Salam who laid the foundation of the masjid unless you the neverwet in Medina who laid the foundation the prophets a lot he said them and he said we know that the prophets a lot of these emphysema, Milan BIA say you didn't mousseline the most virtuous of all the prophets. So that's why this machine is more virtuous than that machine. In either case. It's really not even an entity laughs basically what it basically ends
in is that the masjid in Mecca, Kaaba is one of the most sacred place
on earth. And similarly, the message of the prophets, a lot of humans one of the most sacred places on earth. So these are some of the virtues of the prophets, a lot of symbols machine in Medina. The last thing that I'll end with, about the machine of the Prophet syllogism is a very beautiful story. And it's kind of a good way to kind of end with the love of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
So now that this basic little machine was constructed, this basic little machine was constructed. And we and I want us to take that away, Brian, that lesson? Or it's my No, no offense. Let me let me clarify one thing, because when I talk about this topic, people kind of walk away with different notions. And we're obviously sitting in a very big beautiful machine.
Earth man, I'm not a fan of the Allahu taala who
renovated the masjid expanded the masjid and made it very, very nice. Put the nicest type of stones and you know, rocks and bricks and things like that, that he could find nice stones, you put them in the masjid, put nice wood in the masjid. And the Sahaba all agreed, and nobody objected. Which means that there was the understanding of the Sabbath or the Allahu taala know that it is not just permissible, but an act of virtue inactive reward to adorn the house of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So there's nothing wrong with us building nice massages, especially it's also relative. Let's also keep this in mind that is relative, if we're driving nice cars, and living in very nice, luxurious homes.
And then we have a machine that looks like a shack because oh, it shouldn't have brother. All right, then the house of the profits, a lot of them. That's also part of the sooner than if we're going to implement that sooner. But it's also relative. If our homes are nice, then the machine should also be nice. And it's an act of reward to make the house of Allah subhanaw taala as nice as we can to adorn it more than our homes. That's number one we have to take. So I wanted to clarify that. That That doesn't mean that this is impermissible. Or this is not good. No, this is an act of reward. The Sahaba the Allahu taala never did it. And especially when you put it into context, within what is
our lifestyle, what is our what are our standards of living, than the mercy of the masjid, our Masjid should reflect that same standard should be in accordance with that standard. That's number one. Number two, I still will out one more thing though, that the machinery of the prophets, a lot of them was such a humble structure.
Such a humble structure. But look at the good look at the hate and look at the devotion and dedication that was there.
And that's something we can reflect on. As we
that if our massages are very, very nice and beautiful, Mashallah. But how are the actions and what is the quality of the individuals within the masjid.
That's one thing we can reflect on there long before the magic of the prophets, a lot of them was adorned with stones, and construction,
and structure, the machine of the prophets, a lot of them was adorned with hearts. It was decorated with hearts without a man with deeds, with a man with faith and belief. And that's our job and our task and responsibility. We have to populate the houses of Allah, it's a blessing of Allah that we have these massages, but we have to populate them with that emaan with that Ahmad with those actions with those deeds, it's our obligation, it's necessary for us to bring quality to the house of Allah, not just in its structure, but in terms of the the people ourselves, we have to continue to improve ourselves and keep coming back to the machine and populating the house of Allah. So the last thing
that I'll end with is that now that this machine is constructed, and they're praying, they're five times a day behind the profits, a lot of a sudden, there's there was obviously the need for a member, there was a need for a member.
And there the profits allowed him in terms of giving hotbar just leaning against something to give the lectures, there was a tree stump that was there in the mustard of the profits alavesa. And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi Salaam, use that tree stump as the initial member, that's where you would sit against. And that was basically the makeshift member that he initially used. And so after some time, the prophets a lot of them actually asked,
you know that can anyone basically put a member together, a place where we can sit where I can sit from and then address the congregation. So it was actually a sister in the community. It was a woman. It was the Sahaba It was a woman in the community of the prophets, a lot of them who had money, and who had, you know, a slave or a servant, who knew carpentry and masonry. And so she hired him to basically build a member and then had him delivered to the mercy of the Prophet
It's a license of the first member is in Islam was donated by a sister in the community was donated by a woman. Now this member was brought to the mercy of the Prophet told him and I've talked about this before, kind of on the side as a side issue, but now this member was brought to the profits a lot of humor was put in. And so the prophets Allah, the someone who was brought, he got up, he was sitting against that same tree stump that he would normally sit against. He got up and went and sat on the member. And when he got up the Sahaba of the Allahu Salam say that we heard like a noise, like a moaning and groaning type of sound. And we were all shocked.
And the Prophet of Allah sallallahu Sallam explained to them that that is a tree stump crying.
And it's crying because I've left it
and they miss the prophets a lot a sinner.
So the prophets a lot, he said, walked over to that tree, somebody placed his hand on it.
And the Sahaba radi Allahu Allah is not authentic narration found in the Sahih Hadith
that the Prophet of Allah Salaam when he placed his hand on it, the tree stump became quiet and stopped crying.
alesund Busey Rahim, Allahu taala. I've mentioned this before, whenever he would you narrate the story a lot.
He would narrate the story. And then he would advise the people like you would give the reminder to his congregation, that what is wrong with us? What's wrong with us today? What kind of believers are we that are Trieste have missed the prophets, a lot of them so much, loved him so much that a tree stump would cry
at the distance from our slice allottee. Sam, what is wrong with us today? That we don't love the profits of lunch sound like that, that we don't long to see him that we don't get to know him that we don't talk about him.
So he's encouraged them cultivate the love of the prophets, Allah doesn't talk about him, learn about him, read about him.
and cultivate the love of socialized medicine. And remember what I what we talked about in the beginning, all the way in the beginning, when we started to lose, you can access the podcasts or recordings and listen to it. But we talked about how that the love of the prophets, a lot of assumptions reveal Oh, well, there's a lot of talk about the love of the prophets a lot. And how do you really cultivate that love? What is that true love, that love for the prophets, a lot of them is something where you think about him.
You really honestly think of like sitting at your home, or sitting driving your car or sitting at your desk, you would think about the profits a lot easier. You would actually want to meet the profits a lot.
When you talk with people, you know, it's a sign of love. What comes up in your conversations, who do you talk about?
When you would sit with people when you would talk to people, it's the profits, a lot of them that would come up, you talk about the profits, a lot of them you would dream about meeting the profits a lot. You would look forward to meeting the profits or loss. You try to be like the profits or Sonam try to walk like him talk like him act like him behave like him.
Be like him.
And where does that love come from? though? That's the million dollar question.
Because we all struggle with that. Where does that come from? That love comes from familiarity.
From understanding from familiarity from exposure,
you have to know about him learn about him read about him. And that's basically what this is an effort of in regards to even though we delve a little bit deeper here because the life of the prophets a lot ism is a code.
It's a manual, it's a code. It's a resource on how to live life and how to solve our problems and how to like raise good families and how to build good communities.
But at the same time, if it before anything else, you develop that love, that familiarity, that understanding that, that that comfort, that knowledge that leads to the love for the profits a lot easier. May Allah subhanaw taala grant us all the love of the Prophet sallallahu sallam. I may Allah subhanho wa Taala allow us to be proper, true representatives of the legacy of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Subhan Allah He will be handy he said 100 along the handig National Illa Illa illa Anta soccer governor